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Vol. 97 No. 341 Thursday, December 7, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated
for the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive
by and enjoy your festive dec-
orations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
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Inside

UCF to establish
nursing college
The University of Central
Florida's expanding nursing
school will become its own
college, UCF officials said.
The School of Nursing will
be removed from the College
of Health and Public Affairs
as of July. This will allow the
nursing program to have
greater name recognition
and the ability to manage its
budget without sharing
resources with a larger
department, Terry Hickey,
UCF's provost and executive
vice president said Thursday.
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Brahman grapplers
bring home medals
The Brahman wrestling
team hit the mats this past
weekend to compete in their'
first tournament of the 2006-
2007 season. The team trav-
eled to the Sixth Annual
Shark Wrestling Tournament
in Sebastian River.' The Brah-
mans returned to Okee-
chobee with an eighth place
finish in the 16-team tourney.
Individually, the Brahmans
brought home two first place
medals, a second place
medal and a fourth place' fin-,
ish.
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Drought Index
Current: 634
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
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Lake levels

12.18 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.54 feet


City gives first OK on law


City expected to
OK sex offender
law on Jan. 2, '07

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News.
The Okeechobee City Council
Tuesday approved the first read-
ing of an ordinance that would
restrict where registered sexual
offenders could live within the.


city limits.
The council also considered.
and approved other ordinances,
and appointed newly-elected
councilmember Clayton
Williams to complete Noel Chan-
dler's term on the council. Mr.,
Chandler was elected to the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners iri Sep-
tember,, and officially took his
seat on that board in November.
The city's new sexual offend-
er noticed passed the first read-


inig on Dec. 5, and the final adop-
tion date was set for Tuesday,
Jan. 2
The current draft of the ordi-
nance prohibits sexual offenders
from residing within 2,500 feet of
any school, childcare facility or
public park. It also mandates that
registered offenders cannot
reside ,in the same dwelling; in
separate dwelling units on a sin-
gle lot; in the same duplex; or, in
a multi-family dwelling with
another sexual offender unless


related by marriage.
An institution, rehabilitation
facility, half-way house, camp,
retreat or other similar lodging
offered as a condition of an
organized course of treatment of
sexual offenders may be permit-
ted within a zoning district desig-
nated for that purpose, or as a
special exception within a heavy
commercial or industrial zoning
district.
These provisions do not apply
to residents of such a lawfully


permitted facility.
Violators will be punished by
a fine not to exceed $500, or
imprisonment for no more than
60 days, or both.
Property owners who rent,
lease or allow persons to live in a
residence will be responsible for
at least checking to verify that the
person is not a registered sexual
offender. This can be done by
using the internet, states the ordi-
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee's
meetings held within the City
Hall Chambers, can now be
heard \\ith a state of the art mis-
sion critical audio Digital Confer-
ence Recorder (DCR) system.
The city recently purchased
the DCR system from Business
Information Systems (BIS) Digi-
tal to replace the antiquated sys-.
tem of tape recording Ihat they
previously had. DCR has been
designed for the sole purpose of
capturing Mission Critical audio
and video.
They are the sole developer,
designer and manufacturer of
the DCR system.
The system was installed on
Tuesday, Oct. 31 and was first
officially used at the City Council
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The system was paid in two
installments totaling $13,395,
half from the 2006 and half from
the 2007 budget.
City employees who will be
using the DCR received training
from BIS Digital associates on
Thursday, Nov. 2 which was
included in the package price.
There have been no issues with


the system as of yet and the
company has been very sup-
portive.
According to City Clerk Lane
Garniotea, "the company has
been very supportive. We're
very excited to be able to update
the sound system, and the
recording device in the Council
Chambers. This system will
enable us to keep up with tech-
nology in the coming years."
According to their website,
www.bisdigital.com BIS was.
founded in 1982 and is head-,
quartered in Ft. Lauderdale.
Their primary business is the
sales and service of digital
recording equipment in the
Southeast and Midwest United
States. .
BIS is dedicated in providing
clients with cutting-edge digital
recording technology solutions
for a wide range of applications
while maintaining the highest
standards of excellence, cus-
tomer service and support. They
are currently providing services
in fourteen states with addition-
al offices in Michigan and Ten-
nessee.
BIS provides the latest digital
recording technology to over
4,000 customers including over


2,000 courtroom systems, 911
centers, several major hospitals,
multiple government agencies,
law firms and medical offices.
The DCR is a PC-based,
multi-channel digital
audio/video recording program
designed for the Windows
Operating Platform. The DCR
embeds notes directly into
audio.'video files on a PC hard
drive and mirrored location,
bypassing analog tapes and
organizing records for last &
easy management and retrieval.
The system includes a DCR
two channel laptop with two
channel digital audio and video
recording software, a two chan-
nel USB audio capture interface,
stereo headset, BISD profession-
al digital PA mixer, audio ampli-
fier, ten microphones.
This allows for microphones
for all council members and
staff, as well as a microphone
for the podium.
Anyone needing an audio
copy of a city meeting will
receive a CD-R recording which
contains a clear audible rendi-
tion of the meeting.
This makes compiling min-
utes from the meetings a more
precise process.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MUSE -- The skeletal
remains of a body found near
a pond in rural Glades County
Monday has been sent to the
Medical Examiner's Office in
Fort Myers for identification.
"We believe the body is
that of a male," said Detective
Steve Harris, of the Glades
County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO) in a telephone. inter-
view Wednesday. "We have.
no identification and could
not find any clothing in the
area. It's still a mystery how
the body got there."
At this point, he added,


there is no evidence to sug-
gest that the remains are
those of a homicide victim.
"Observations on scene
did not indicate if it was a
homicide," said the detective.
The GCSO was notified of
the remains by a citizen
around 12:18 p.m. on Dec. 5.
The remains were found near
a pond that is on private prop-
erty near Muse, which is in the
western part of Glades Coun-
ty. The site, said Detective Har-
ris, is about.,5 to 7 miles from
[he Charlotte County line, and
about 25 to 30 miles from
Moore Haven.
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Getting ready for cleanup
Hopefully, residents of Treasure Island will soon see
some progress toward cleaning up their canals. On
Tuesday, Dec. 5, a tugboat and barge were seen posi-
tioned in a canal near S.E. 25th Street. The contractor
charged with canal cleanup is planning to load a track
hoe unto the barge to be used to clean out the canals.


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New DCR system: City keeps up with technology


City Clerk Lane Gamiotea (left) and Deputy Clerk Melisa Eddings (right) have been busy
learning to use the new Digital Conference Recorder system purchased by the city from
Business Information Systems. The new system replaced the Antiquated tape recording
system that will capture city meetings with state of the art technology.

City updates antiquated PA system








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Law

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nance.
Upon initial violation the prop-
erty owner could be fined up to
$250 or imprisoned for up to 30
days, or both.
A second violation would
increase the fine limit to $500 and
the imprisonment up to 60 days,
or both.
Also, a property owner shall be
punished by a civil penalty of $100
by civil citation. Each day of viola-
tion or noncompliance shall con-
stitute a separate offense.
"I'm not for or against this
issue, but I think the council
needs to really think hard about
this ordinance concerning the dis-
tance involved, as well as the lia-
bility it puts on the landlord," said
Tommy Hoover. "The landlord is
an innocent party, why should the
landlord bear the burden?"
But, Mayor James Kirk said
some sort of measure is needed
to protect children.
"I know it is not going to be
approved in its current form,
there are a few things that will
change like the distance and a
few others. I am convinced, how-
ever, that we need something on
the books to protect our chil-
dren," said the mayor to Mr.
Hoover. "If it takes requiring a
landlord to check a registry, then
that is worth protecting the chil-
dren of Okeechobee."
City attorney John Cook men-
tioned that this draft of the ordi-
nance differs from the county
ordinance in that it does not pro-
vide for a special exception in the
zoning aspect where an institu-
tion, rehabilitation facility, half-
way house, camp, retreat or other
similar lodging is permitted.
That portion of the ordinance
will have to be adjusted through
the Land Development Regula-


tions, which requires going
through the City Planning Agency
first.
City planner Jim LaRue
brought before the council an
ordinance regarding the adoption
of a fair share transportation ordi-
nance that is required of the city
by new legislation to be in com-
pliance with Florida Statutes
Chapter 123.3180 on Traffic Con-
currency.
Local governments are
required to adopt an ordinance
for assessing proportionate fair-
share mitigation options.
This addresses developments
within the city that impact a road
segment where the road has
failed to achieve transportation
concerns with its level of service,
and improvements are not cur-
rently in the city's five year Com-
munity Investment Program
(CIP).
This will require the council to
address the traffic concurrency
with more concern at the plan
amendment stage, as this will
come into effect at the zoning
stage.
For items that have already
passed the plan amendment
stage, if a deficiency in the roads
exist the city will have to come up
with sufficient funding to com-
plete the improvements if the
developer chooses to pay their
proportionate fair share obliga-
tion.
In the past, developers would
have. a plan amendment
approved and then once it got to
further stages they would find that
there were concurrency issues.
The plan would then be denied
until the improvements were
made, which could take five to 10
years.
This will require a closer look
at traffic concurrency and will
lessen the time developers have
to wait on improvements in order
to get their development passed.


Parking issues were brought
up once again and amended by
the council to only change the
land development regulations
special exception to omit the size
restriction on dwelling units with-
in commercial buildings.
This was initiated in response
to some of the buildings on Park
Street already having residential
dwelling units on the second floor
that are already over 800 square
feet, which was the previous
restriction to the special excep-
tion.
In lieu of changing the parking
requirement calculations for
restaurants, the council chose to
stay on the side of caution and not
restrict the restaurant and night
clubs to customer service area.
The code reads one space per 75
square feet of area.
The only change to the parking
calculation will add commercial
uses to those facilities such as
government offices, courthouses
or other public facilities where
parking is calculated by using net
usable floor space. This will
exclude such things as mechani-
cal, service, atrium, lobby and
storage spaces.
The city discussed the partial
closing of an alleyway submitted
by Brad Goodbread concerning
the property located at the 100
Block of the south side of South-
west 21st Street. This property is
across South Parrot Avenue from
-Wal-Mart and consists of a fruit
stand and a restaurant.
The countering landowner of
the neighboring property, Ed Size-
more, is opposed to the complete
closure of the alleyway.
This required the council to
choose to close the south portion
of the alley in order to allow Mr.
Goodbread to get a land planner
and make the best use of his
prime property.
"I have told Mr. Sizemore that I
am willing to landscape and put


up a fence to soften the transition
from commercial to residential to
be a good neighbor," said Mr.
Goodbread.
Mr. Sizemore, who was not at
the meeting, is still opposed to the
closure according to city adminis-
trator Brian Whitehall who has
had three meetings with him on
the issue.
The council also approved:
e an ordinance vacating the
cul-de-sac in the Okeechobee
Commerce Center at Northeast
11 th Court so Adron Fencing Co.
can go ahead with construction.
chose items to present the
Legislative Delegation that
include: OUA wastewater capaci-
ty issue, canal clean-up program,
stormwater improvements, City
Commerce Center wetland reten-
tion, emergency operation center
radios, park development, street
lighting and underground infra-
structure.
the certified canvass returns
from the Canvassing Board for the
2006 General Election and a reso-
lution regarding the elections.
a resolution extending time
for street and alley closings in
conjunction with the construction
of Buxton Funeral Home to Dec.
31,2007.
viewed a presentation from
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Acceler8
Program by the outreach manag-
er of Nova Consulting, Inc. Alvin
Jackson about bringing local
businesses into the forefront
regarding construction of reser-
voirs in the future.
temporary street closing on
Thursday, Dec. 14, for the Okee-
chobee Main Street Farmer's Mar-
ket which will have Leslie's Dance
Studio children performing and
Brighton Seminole Indian chil-
dren singing Christmas carols in
their native Creek language. For
information on this, call (863)
357-MAIN.


News Briefs

Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced
that the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meet-
ing will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second
St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should.
be sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec.
6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative
session will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form
in order to appear before the delegation for consideration, and
must be accompanied by a resolution from the local government
supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the dele-
gation on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to 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
Monday, 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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An anthropologist from Gulf
Coast University will be assisting
the Medical Examiner's Office in
trying to identify the body. Gulf
Coast University is located near
Fort Myers.
"They'll put the bones togeth-
er to determine the height and
weight and estimate the age,"
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-. -j My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
- My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
* day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
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also do a facial reconstruction if
necessary."
He said it's not clear how
long the body had been exposed
to the elements, but it could
have been up to several months.
"I was surprised at the condi-
tion of the bones for being out
there," he said.
Investigators from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
also responded to the scene to
help with the gathering of foren-
sic evidence.


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

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


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Tiny angels
The Our Littlest Angel tree decorated with angels made
from rose buds and snowflakes was donated by 10 year
old Caitlin Knight. This tree can be seen at the blue vol-
unteer building next to The Hamrick Home at 411 SE 4th
Street, for more information contact Rhonda at 467-2321.


Chloe Jaelyn Smith
Chloe Jaelyn Smith of Okee-
chobee died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006
at the Miami Children's Hospital.
She was born Saturday, Dec. 2,
2006, at the Port Saint Lucie Med-
ical Center.
She is survived by her parents,
Elmer and Jessica Smith of Okee-
chobee, and sisters, Kiana Smith
and Kaley Smith both of Okee-
chobee. Chloe is also survived by-
grandparents Elmer and Sherry
Smith of Okeechobee, Cheri Oehrt-
ma of Okeechobee, Tony Francis of
Versailles, Ohio and numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and other
family members.
Services will be at the Buxton


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FISH REMAINS: I'm wondering if it is against the law to dump the
remains of fish or whatever else along these canals that attract thou-
sands of buzzards? This is in Larkee Lakes. Somebody is cleaning their
fish and throwing all the remains down on the bank, and now there
are even deer remains down there. Is it lawful to catch deer just when-
ever you want to or what? This is ridiculous. Thousands and thousands
of buzzards are down there and you have to slow down or they fly right
into your car. Something needs to be done.
Editor's Note: We spoke with local law enforcement officials and
were told there is no state statute that specifically deals with. this
issue. However, we were also told that the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has been able to cite, people under the
state litter statute who dump such items on a public road. As for your
question about taking deer, it is currently deer hunting season.

LAND DEALS: I am calling again about the land transfers that you,
at one time published, and I wish you would publish them again. I've
been watching for them and I'm sure a lot of other people have too.
Editor's Note: Yes, we are going to be publishing them again .
There was an electronic problem, but we feel that we will have it
solved soon. I
. TRASH: I live in Basswood and I am calling about the trashy people
that throw-their trash out along 36th St. going from U.S. 98 over to U.S.
441. We have had the sheriff out here two or three times with prisoners
picking up garbage, and I thank the sheriff for that because it is good.
But I don't live like that and I don't appreciate people throwing out
stuff and trashing up the neighborhood.

STARVING HORSE: I am calling about a horse out in Buckhead
Ridge. The horse is starving and nobody seems to be doing anything. I
have been buying food'for it.and feeding it hay and the horse feed. I
think it's time somebody took care of this horse. I can't find out who it
belongs to or anything about it. If it was a child, the child would be
taken away from the parent. This horse did not ask to be put in this sit-
uation. I think it is time he was taken out of there. He has stickers all
over him. He has flies on him and his hooves probably need trimmed,
but I didn't look at them. He is in very poor shape. His ribs are showing
and his hind quarters are sticking out and nobody could ride this
horse. He needs to be taken care of for abouttwo years and put back
in shape. I'd like to see something done. Everybody is worried about
little things around here. They need to start worrying about bigger
things.
Editor's Note: You should contact Glades County Animal Control at
(863) 946-6001 about the animal.

MEDICAL BILLS:. I was just wondering if anybody is in the same fix I
am. I just got out of the hospital a couple days ago and I want to tell
you, the doctor bills beat me home. I'm getting bills from doctors I've
never seen. I must have been asleep or knocked out with some of their
dope they gave me because I don't knowwho they are or what they do
- or anything. But I'll find out before I pay the bills.

ROADS: I have two comments. One is about the bad roads in the
prairie hellooo, you bought property On the Prairie. The second one
is about the holiday lights. Get a life. Find something else to gripe
about. Lights have nothing to do with the birth of Christ. If putting up
lights makes people happy, let them be. Find something else to gripe
about.


Community Events

Church offers special program
Haven of Rest Church, now located in the Cedar Plaza on
S.W. Third Terrace, will present a program entitled "A Second
Chance" on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The program is free and
open to the public. For information call Rachel Velie at (863)
357-3053, or Tammy Gibson at (863) 467-4606 or (863) 634-
5757..
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.
Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W.N. Park St.,
will hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class that will be taught
by Dr. Edward Douglas on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Dec. 11, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-
5000, ext 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.




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Hospice hosting Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee is again sponsoring the Festival of
Trees. The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated
trees and other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of
Trees and The Country Store is free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7
p.m. weekdays, and noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The
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 information, 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 pro-
vided by Don and Kim. Applications will be taken for the post
and the ladies' and male auxiliary. For information, call Don
South or Phyllis Fish at (863) 467-2882.


Upcoming Events

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.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863).
763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant,, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are-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 Fletch-
er 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
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. 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 GroupHospice of, Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by
social workers and provides an -opportunity for 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.
SA.A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step
Study meeting' at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held
every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3.
-Any questions and'or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean
Williams, Executive Director,,at (863) 357-MAIN.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an opdn 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 invited. 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 infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing.
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
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., oh 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 Cru-
sade Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of
education 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.
Parrott 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
information, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-


Community Events

Hospice offers lunch to medical personnel
Hospice of Okeechobee will be serving lunch to all medical
staff in Okeechobee on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. until 2
p.in. The event is free and lunch will be served at'the Festival of
Trees in the Blue Volunteer 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.
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 sale will be held outdoors near the Blue Volunteer
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 (8631 357-0455.
SCORE rep is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show 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 specialguest.
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 beheld 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, t6m@cornerstoneokee.org.
Church hosts cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
will host a holiday cookie sale Satuirday,; 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 Christian Cycle Club will be having a ride
around the lake on Saturday, Dec. 9, to benefit the Lighthouse
Refuge of Okeechobee a ministry which helps homeless and
abused women. Participants will meet at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and leave by 8:30
a.m. The first,25 riders to donate $20 each will get a free lunch
at Skip's Barbecue immediately following the ride. For informa-
tion 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.

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

Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9,
from 1 until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the
time 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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Brahiman grapplers bring home medals
The Brahman wrestling team
hit the mats this past weekend to
compete in their first tournament
of the 2006-2007 season. The
team traveled to the Sixth Annual
Shark Wrestling Tournament in
Sebastian River. The Brahmans "
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eighth place finish in the 16-team
tourney. Individually, the Brah-
mans brought home two first
place medals, a second place
medal and a fourth place finish.
Freshman Michael Brishke
came home with a first place fin-
ish in the 112-lb. weight class
after turning heads with a 9-4 win
in the finals.
Phillip Valcaniant returned to
his wrestling prowess with a sec-
ond place finish after a two-year
absence.
"We are truly glad to see,
Phillip back in the lineup and
back 'to his old form," stated
Coach Jahner.
Last year's freshman sensa-
tion Donny Bush has moved up
three weight classes from last
season to settle in at 125 lbs.
Bush finished the competition in
fourth place at his new weight
class. ,
Heavyweight Chris Curtis
came home with a dominating
win in the finals for his first cham-


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bruce Jahner
Four Brahman grapplers brought home medals from their first tournament of the season.
They were (left to right) Chris Curtis-first place; Donny Bush-fourth place; Michael Brishke-
first place; Brahman head coach Bruce Jahner and Phillip Valcaniant-second place.
pionship. on top." sure are scheduled to attend.
"Chris has been in the finals The Brahman wrestling team Wrestling will begin at 9 a.m.
many times but seemed to come will host its 13th Annual "Big The finals are scheduled to begin
out on the short end of the victo- Lake Classic" on Saturday, Dec. 9 at.6 p.m.
ry," explained Coach Jahner. at the Brahman gymnasium. "Come out and support your
"This season Chris has things to Teams from Orlando; Lakeland, favorite wrestler," said Coach
prove and finish his senior year Miami, Melbourne and the Trea- Jahner.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Zinski's on the move
Lady Brahman Erica Zinski (6) went after the ball as team
mate Whitney McGee (13) moved in to assist at Monday
night's soccer match against the ladies of Dreyfoos High
School. The final score was 1-1.


Owens and George win at bass tourney Sports Briefs


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Bob Owens and Fred George
carried 16.91 lbs.-of fish to the
scale Saturday afternoon at the
Okee-Tantie Marina to capture
first place honors in the Christian
Team Trail bass tournament. They
received a check for $840 for first
place and another check for $180
for the second largest big fish of
the tourney (4.04 lbs.)
Forty-five boats slid into the
water at daybreak to fight the
heat, humidity and low lake levels
in an attempt to find the hiding
places of the Okeechobee bass.
Most anglers opted to head up
river instead of taking unneces-
sary chances on the lake.
At the end of the tourney, Mike
Holland and Ken Russell brought
five fish to the scale weighing
15.34 lbs. to capture second place
and a $420 check.
Buddy Byrd and his partner
Doug Shrewsbury also brought a
sack of fivefishkweighing'bl3:71
lbs; to secure third pladenhonbrs: .
They received a check for '$2410 for
the win and another check for
$270 for big fish honors. Their big.
fish weighed 8.24 lbs. .


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Bob Owens (right) and Fred George (left) took first place with
16.91 Ibs. of bass in the monthly Christian Team Trail bass
tournament held last Saturday at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


Other teams receiving prizes
were (4) Mark Hester and Charles
Passwatersi 2.06, lbs.:$210; (5)
Bill Rose and Craig Srnmith-10.42
lbs.-$175; (6) Byron Chastain and
Ernie Johnson-20.08 lbs.-$130;
(7) Nick Bevis and Laurel Green-


9.94 lbs.-$110; (8) David Ashley
and David Stout-9.49 lbs.-$100
and (9) John Burke and Jimnmy'
Burke-9.13 lbs.-$70.
. The Christian Team Trail's next
tournament will take place onf
Jan. 6,.2007.


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Mike Holland (pictured) and
his partner Ken Russell (not
pictured) finished in second
place at the Christian Team
'Trail bass tournament Satur-
day afternoon at the Okee-
Tantie Marina. They brought
15.34 lbs. of fish to.the scale
for the win.


Memorial alumni
soccer game scheduled
The Yolanda Torres Memorial
Alumni soccer game will take,
place at Brahman Stadium on
Thursday, Dec. 21. The $5.00
admission will entitle the fan to
admission to the game and a
meal. Tickets will be available
at the gate

Okee-Tantie Team
Trail banquet
changes location
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
banquet, originally scheduled to
take place at the new Scott Dri-
ver facility, will take place at the
Okeechobee Civic Center on Fri-
day, Dec. 8, beginning at 6:30
p.m. The Trail's year-end Classic
will take place on Saturday,and
Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10. Weigh-
ins will take place -at the Scott
Driver facility dire fly across the
street from Okee-Tantie Camp-


Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players
are wanted for a men's baseball
team.
If interested, contact George
at (863) 634-7657.

Sign-up for youth
basketball to begin
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m., beginning
Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday,
Jan. 5 at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex located at 640
N.W. 27th Lane. Registration is
$30 per child and parents are
required to present a. copy of the
participant's birth certificate at
time of registration Participant's
age-as of March 15, 2007 deter-
mines age group. The league will
consist of three age groups: 14 &
under; 12 & under and 10O &
under: Games are plaNied locally
and are tentatively scheduled to


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Canned soup no comparison to homemade


When the temperature gets
a little cooler, my family usually
starts asking when I will make
some chicken soup. This
makes me smile because this
family favorite is incredibly
nutritious.
Homemade chicken soup is
an amazing thing. It is filled
with nutrients and natural sub-
stances that help keep you
healthy. And the difference
between homemade and
canned soups is something that
words cannot explain -- you
have to taste it for yourself.
One of the best home reme-
dies for cold and flu is one of
the oldest good old chicken
soup. But if you are eating
canned soup in the hope of
fighting off a cold, you are
probably not getting all the
health benefits that come with
real, homemade chicken soup.
A study conducted at the
University of Nebraska found
that homemade chicken soup
- with lots of chicken, onions,
garlic, celery and parsley -
counters the effects of
immune-system cells called
neutrophils, which cause
inflammation in the nose,
throat and lungs. Cold symp-
toms such as a runny nose are
caused by this immune
response, rather than the virus
itself.
Many of the ingredients in
chicken soup contain natural
medicines that. ease cold and
flu symptoms.
Thyme contains a natural
decongestant.
Garlic is an anti-oxidant and
helps boost the body's immune


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system. Garlic also contains a
natural antibiotic. Onions also
contain a natural antibiotic and
boost the immune system.
Parsley helps promote good
kidney function.
Sage contains a natural
antibiotic and helps control
coughs.
Celery helps ease aches,
helps stabilize blood sugar and
promotes restful sleep.
Chicken is a good source of
protein, which your body needs.
to stay strong and fight infec-
tion. It also contains trypto-
phan -- also found in turkey --
which might make it easier to
sleep.
Vegetables such as parsnips
and carrots contain vitamins,
anti-oxidants your body needs
to fight infection.
The broth in chicken soup
aids in hydration. You need lots
of fluids to help your body fight
the flu.
The warm vapors from the
soup helps to shrink sinus pas-
sageways, thus reducing pres-
sure, congestion and pain..
Chicken soup contains
important vitamins and miner-
als that help your body gain
strength and aid in the healing
process.


It is my opinion that the trick
to making good chicken soup is
using enough chicken.
Depending on your own prefer-
ences and dietary concerns,
you can use a whole chicken or
just the white meat.
Here's my own recipe for
homemade chicken soup.

Chicken stock
with meat
4 medium onions
4 cloves garlic, crushed .
4 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped parsnips
/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh sage
cup chopped fresh thyme -,
2 sprigs fresh Rosemary,
leaves only
5 pounds chicken
6-8 cups water or chicken
broth (just enough to cover the
chicken in the pot)'
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
(EVOO)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, saut6 onions,
garlic, celery, parsley, sage,
thyme and Rosemary in EVOO
until translucent. Add parsnips
and chicken. Add enough liq-
uid water or chicken broth -
to cover chicken completely.
Bring liquid to a boil, and then
reduce heat to simmer. Simmer
for four hours or until chicken
is falling off the bone. Using a
colander to catch the yegeta-
bles and chicken, strain the
stock into another pan. Allow
the stock to cool. When it is.
cool, skim off the fat that rises
to the top. (If you have a cat or
dog, you can mix the chicken


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Remove the chicken from
the strained mixture. Discard
the cooked vegetables. Most of
the good nutrition has cooked
out of them and is in the stock.
What you are discarding is just
fiber. When it is cool enough to
handle, bone the chicken, cut
into small pieces and add to the
stock.

To serve
In a small saucepan, heat
just enough of the stock with
meat for the number of desired
servings. Eat as is, or add noo-
dles or vegetables as desired.
Season soup with salt, pep-
per, thyme, garlic powder and
other herbs to taste.
I prefer to add chopped car-
rots, parsnips, onions, celery
and parsley. I don't like the veg-
etables to be mushy, so I sautd
the vegetables in olive oil, just
until tender, and add to the
reheated stock, then warm for
about five minutes. If you add
noodles, simmer until noodles
.are tender, usually about five to
ten minutes.
Some people also like to add
potatoes or sweet potatoes to
their soup. Just add to the pot
and simmer until all the vegeta-
bles are tender.
Before making any changes
to your diet or exercise routine,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are'
on any prescription drugs.
Some drugs interact badly with
foods that would otherwise be
considered "healthy."


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'811' to ID Sunshine State One Call


TALLAHASSEE By unani-
mous vote today, the Florida
Public Service Commission
(Commission) will order the
state's telephone providers to
adopt "811" as the code to be
used by customers to notify Sun-
shine State One Call of excava-
tions.
The "call before you dig" pro-
gram was designed to enhance
public safety, protect the envi-
ronment, minimize risks, and


prevent disruption of under-
ground public services by reduc-
ing damage to underground
facilities during excavation. The
Commission's decision today
means that by April 13, 2007,
consumers will have the ability
to dial 811 by wire line, wireless,
or pay phone to reach Florida's
Sunshine State One Call Center.
The Pipeline Safety Improve-
ment Act of 2002 provided for
the establishment of a' 3-digit


nationwide toll free telephone
number to be utilized by State
One Call notification systems for
providing advance notice of
excavation activities. Previously,
each State One Call center had a
different 10-digit toll free tele-
phone number. In 2005, the Fed-
eral Communication Commis-
sion (FCC) designated the 811
code as the national abbreviated
dialing code to be used by State
One Call notification systems.


The FCC asked state Commis-
sions to address the technical
and operational issues associat-
ed with the implementation of
the 811 code within two years.
"Because 811 is nationally
recognized, contractors coming
into Florida to assist with future
disaster recovery efforts will
know they can dial 811 to pro-
vide advance notice of excava-
tion activities," Chairman Lisa
Polak Edgar said.


On Dec. 5, 2006, another
step forward in the develop-
ment of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Airport was achieved.
In August 2005, the airport's
Automated Weather Observa-
tion System (AWOS) was com-
missioned. The AWOS provides
continuous observations of
meteorological conditions of
importance to aviation safety.
For example, wind speed and
direction, cloud heights, visibili-
ty, precipitation, thunderstorm
detection, temperature and
dew-point, altimeter setting,
and density altitude. This infor-
mation is made available to
pilots via radio in the vicinity of
the airport, and to the general
public via telephone recording.
However, this information
was not readily available to the
Federal Aviation Administra-
tion's (FAA) air traffic control
system, the National Weather
Service, radio and television sta-
tions, as well as commercial


weather providers, Internet
sites, pilot briefing systems and
private forecasting companies.
So, in October,' 2006, at the
request of the Airport Manager,
the Okeechobee Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners authorized
the purchase and installation of
a satellite communications sys-
tem to transmit the airport's
weather-data to the National
Airspace Data Interchange Net-
work (NADIN) and the FAA's
Weather Message Switching
Center (WMSCR). On Decem-
ber 5, this satellite communica-
tions system became opera-
tional.
Now, the FAA's air traffic con-
trol system will be aware of the
Okeechobee County Airport's
weather conditions, the Nation-
al Weather Service will have
observations in an area of
sparse weather data, and avia-
tion safety in the local area will
be enhanced by this technology.


Sugar Plum Fairy
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her room during the Holiday Tour of Homes.


Community Events
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be hold-
ing an infant/child CPR class on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 until
9 p.m.; a first aid class on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 until 9
p.m.; a first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9
p.m.; and an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until
9 p.m. To register for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501
(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity
theft seminar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC
wants to stress the importance of financial literacy and assist
the educational needs of the Okeechobee community.

C of C membership meeting Is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speak-
er will be MaryAnne Swinford, director of Big Lake Missions
Outreach and their 12th annual toy drive for children in Okee-
chobee County. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

YMS to host retirement party
A retirement party for Gail Baker will be in the Yearling Mid-
dle 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 welcome. 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 Fellowship Min-
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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
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Deck the
Halls"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50;,senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference. through
mentoring needs you!,You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity..
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have acaring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.

One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
.1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.

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


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Auctions 105
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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


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Dec. 7th- 10th, 8am to 2pm
Computers, furniture, clothing,
& tools.
OKEECHOBEE Fri., Sat. & Sun,
Dec. 8th, 9th & 10th, 8am-?,
8175 NE 12th St., Turn right
on 80th Ave. and follow signs.
Tools (some antique), L9. Frog
Collection, Tractors, Riding
Lawn Mower, Equip. Trailer,
5th Wheel Trailer...Much More!
omie & Get It!
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Dec 9th,
9am-lpm, 1301 SW 85th
Way. Lazy 7. 70 West left at
SW 67th drive, right at SW
9th St. left at 85th Way. HH
items, kids & women
clothes, toys, purses, medi-
cal scrubs & more
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale hin the class-
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inventory sheets!

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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)46.7-2156
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier. 12/03 Vic.. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
Way. (863)634-0948
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Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Doll Carriage
Sure to be the envy of all the kids in the neighbor-
hood, this doll carriage project is a natural for the
holidays. Made of plywood, all of the curved cuts
are traced from full-size patterns so there's no guess-
work involved.
The finished- doll carriage measures about 28
inches long by 27 inches high by 10 inches wide.
Doll Carriage plan (No. 719)... $7.95
Doll Furniture Package (No. C106)
Cradle, High Chair, Swing & Stroller... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
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LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
(863)634-3250
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
red & white, missing from
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214

CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
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
(863)467-0346 1
ONAN GENERATOR, From old-
er Winnebago.
(863)357-2113.


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KINGS BAY, Fri. & Sat., Dec. 8
& 9, 9a-5p, 4800 SE 43rd St.,
Dining Table w/6 Chairs &
Hutch $750 Occasional Chairs
Washer/Dryer, Sofa, Womens
plus sz. clothes & misc items.

KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES
Sat. &Sun.;Dec. 9th & lOth,
7am-5pm, 401 Jordan Terrace
Freezer, Books, Clothes, Kirby
Sweeper, Tools,Tools, Gas Grill &
a Bunch of Miscellaneous.


OKEE. Dec. 7th, 8th & 9th,
7:30-3PM, 15 Andrea Ln,
BHR, Collectibles, Furniture,
Misc. Kit., Side Board,
Clothes, '92Jeep Cherokee
Much, Much More!


Okeechobee, 11 9th St., BHR
Fri. & Sat., Dec,8th & 9th
8am'to ??

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Okeechobee
17514 NW Broadland Lane
Kissimmee River Estates
December 8th, 9th, 10th
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OKEECHOBEE: Thurs., Fri., &
Sat., Dec., 7th, 8th & 9th, Employment -
FulM-Time 205
9am-Spm, 6696 S.E. Hwy 441 Employment -
Fishing, Golf, Electric Range, Meial 210
A/C, Tools, '91 Lincoln, Emploment -
Awnings & Much Morel!! Part-Time 215
|Employment
SWanted 220
Job Information 225
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To Job Training 227
meet Attractive Gal or Couples Sales 230
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40-60 yrs.for Dining, travel-
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AC TECHS & HELPERS
Commercial project located
in Sbring.Good payand
benefits package
Call Jim for an interview
772-221-1660
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
863-467-7700


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BABYSITTER- Needed in my
home. Call for details
(863)610-2231
ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Commercial project located in
Sebdring. 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
MECHANIC
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFW Fax 863-763-1003 or
Call 863-763-0075
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
When you want somemtng
sold, advertise In the
classnifeds.


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Benefits Available.
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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



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W, 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any adverlise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue. such as promises ol
guaranteed income Irom
work-at-home programs it
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 lor 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 ol your
area. use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410l
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating,'Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
Ntojob to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

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



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

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Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaste (8631 634-2044


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to )rinr j wirn irn ri.lijinil
hardly Oar Gtilo d oo m ".n.501
neg i;363i634-29.74
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. !.I00
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SCHWINN BIKES 121 brand
nrrw never in road 1 mn-i ni
1 w 1mrrans., $ 50 lor y,:in,
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Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

hunsllatin of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.'I. 24th Dtive
Okeechobee
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bluie uad only e ei' enil crn-
,lii)n.1$5(I I8I63 1634-3069
CAR SEAT- Eve -ti-oi e,-i.iaeil
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CLOTHES- Limle Girls, Siae 21,
lever worn. 20 nuniIls Ioiji1
$130 (863015.-1048
MEANS MOTORCYCLE JACK.
ET Black lerater wIn porn-
i:ri: .5 irin e 44 .150
1863i357.03144


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Aul[graphed Most in Cja's
Mini cronmdilion '.2500 lor Ine
i:miTiplete SIel 1863135 7-0125
BASEBALL/.FOOTBALL CARD
over 3000 $800 or oest oA-
fer(863)467-1374 ,
ELVIS COLLECTION, Miny
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 irn 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.
.83)981-.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.
863)674-1276
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,'
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173
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, LOll slyle. all in
one. purcriased iljl Badaco
ei. cond. ,500
186' 1763-643l v rrimg
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser. $200 18631228-3651
BUREAU, Large wiln mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good :ondifion $125 or best
offer. 1863)763-2458
CHAIRS (35), Brown meul
r l:lding ,105 all o r or will
separate. (863)675-3230
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
i150 lor ,e, (863)675-4098
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COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Soij ijliI, chrome &
bra:,S w .ljs lops 1 25)a ii

COFFEE TABLE- 3.5 giasj
black frame, very prn.ty. i25
(86 1302-1126
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
iSf3i73'.3191
COMPUTER DESK, wiln rnulth
smalljI drawer, Ilie `lamnel &
evb o d yb rarw er r .e .,
;862)763-319l
COUCH & 2 WING BACK.
CHAIRS. IVORY Egyptian cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim', exc.
cond., $400.863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
PrIii Mi:.h min G od (rndi-
lIon 1.151) |8 |46,8223
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
(863)946-1189 *
DESK, HUTCH & mrriChning
wood file cainnei. E -ellenl
condition '$100.
(863)634-5236
DINETTE SET iI pie t
glass top w/ iron chairs, '$300
(863)228-3651
DINING TABLE, Glass top
Me.tal ( la I MciM Itr" iro I Wln.
6 chairs Lihe new $.350
12396 .37-4253 Lebelle area
DINING TABLE: w .4 Cnair,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood,
e'i:eilnl Londilin $275
,863)6T 3-4942
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
S TAIJD '$50'for all.
(863)946-1189 :
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Culornil pine, for 65' IV or
smaller, q1$50'0
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
tra thick, forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.
(863)763-6369
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $460 (863)634-5225
LOVESEAT WiMATCHING
CHAIR. e lleiil c nindilion
$475 (863)673-4942 "
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition:
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
Schobee area.
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattress on
wheels. Excellent condition.
$75. (863)763-1997
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pJcI i anorai, design, very
good cond., $150 or best of-
fer (772)460-9733 -
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $500 or
best offer. (863)467-8494
.SOFA BED,. Beige, background-.
w/green & rose floral print.
Excellent condition. $350.
(863)763-6342 Okee. area.
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg. (863)763-2458
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


PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931:8101


CARPINE- US Springfield.
model 1884, ris lype C"
frontto siril i.1200 or be l
rner 937j)21'5.0307
GUN CABINET: Holds 10
gurn Hja 4 snelvei. & 1
drawer 5.90 86364167-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hdrd siamd 'gray, $50

GUN CASEj, Aluminum, HOldS
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754 '
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga.
double barrel .30(10.
15iJ2i931-81111
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
PairCilman model 28., .57
m a3 4 ci-,l lmruel drip.; A
Sigrii '.35v 19 7 -1 5.Ci307
TAURAS. 45 cal., rmi-aul,,
pr'iul new in box. $450
(863)467-2315
WINCHESTER- Ranger :0-30,
mninl or, 'K, mj iany ac-
cts .f I 10 or Doiri wllIlsep
i83:63i763-2032 Iv rmsn



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 after3pm
TREADMILL- rIew Perfect
WeslCo (aidern:eE. Fola &
slore $275. (561 .0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
(863)673-2896 ask for Vicki



Gas Heater, Empire Comfori
Sy.used 1 seas., 1.100 r eg
(8631824-0008 or
l5 31-509.4683



TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country. h'icrien,
holds 1'3 gallons. Only $20
I3631467-8681 "


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w 'surrounidinr iamondnjs
4.25 iea lb86jl,75.7'105i
ur 18631673.5023?.


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
bin Del:I offer. Call
b3 i46-.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
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon, Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built in charger & rear
pocket. $4500. 863-467-1533
W1HEELCHAIRS,_(2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 u'el,..$900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156


DONATIONS NEEDED
In need of Boy Scout/Cub
Scout uniforms for a new
pack in Buckhead Ridge.
(863)763-4915
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100.863-467-6475
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and,
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800. (863)634-1263


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*!pe No I


JOHN'S TOWING
jNow has a 511 Ton Landoll
wilh a 20.0000 1. winch
Greal or movin equipment.
.:inaianers large sheds
Call 863-763 7976

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520'"
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530.4
Books & Magazines 535
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, Unens & 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 K Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toy & Games 730
VZRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





A/C UNIT- Bard, Self'con-
tained, 5 ton, Wall mount
$750 or beil offer.

AC W/HEAT- Cenilr.l pjan ige
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled,: $1550
,6F I)T-h i-


FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676
FREEZER- Very large, Like
r 1.4w .u100 123'1)248-1758

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


ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
offer. (989)831-5135
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)302-1126


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TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
$2400 (863)453-5599
WELDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, $200 firm.
(863763-4132 or
(863)634-2171



GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316


BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females,
6 wks, wormed & 1st shots,
APR reg. incl. pedigree certif.
$350 ea. (863)634-7723
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available
Shots & Woirnied $50.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked.
$300 $400 & $450.
863-7-63-3073
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
offer. (863)697-3346
FISH TANK- 150 gallon $300'
or best offer 86.31673-2896
ask for Vicki
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
M & 1 F. Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
PUG- 10 weeks old, lawn col-
or all shols up to date $400
1239)986-9348
SCHNAUZER silver 22 moas
oll. ears, & iail cropped, all
,nfsi.29515611271-1032
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 wk
:iO wIormed. Adoraole. miu.l
ee' ,300) lor Females or
Mje.. t.86.31675- 105


SATELLITE DISH, New. Single
LMB $i.25 or best offer.
it86')824-0801



SEWING MACHINE. Siniier in
i.jbir ni h alajnji.hiTerils.
$50. (8636t.3-0141 after 6
pm,


POOL TABLE, All ai:es in-
cluded. ,Good coniii,) nd
$150 (863)801-1398 or
69i7.0235 :.
POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
WEIGHT BENCH, WELDER w'
leg mnacri, 230 Ib weigrii,
weiqhi iree. Olympii: bar,
S$120 rit b863-7b.i63.2211



SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $650. or best of-
: 8,3)634-64b76


ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
Direciionril. Amplified, In-
i,.ur. Ouldoor w iriernal ro-
tor.$139. 863763.799
HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or best offer
i8t0)98.i-5364
TV. 2005, ILO; 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond Pd $588 Now
$375 Firm. t86)447-18.41
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
tion. 1.800. (239)248-4758


BENCH SAW, Cralisman, 10".
ihp w.'miier cut ra3l ',100

COMPOUND MITER SAW,
ODtwiii. used once $300 or
be:t Oner i863b1697-8837
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$800 (863)697-8837
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
radiator & fuel tank.
$1500 (863)675-1862
MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
.Ai1h *3rc e'sries $1400.
;2332.13438
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276


BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery
Operated. $40
(863)467-4567
SCOOTER, Battery operated,
Sunl. $75 (863)467-4567
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299
P^BBj^^EI-


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equlpment 805
Farm Feed/Produta B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APHA GELDING, 4 years, old:
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 ranils.
for :-periericed 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
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good IncId all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
aork $350 (863)946-0912
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs
old. Kid, safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
y3r old brooa mrnare only
$200 239140--835u2
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Dec. 9th. Tack lOam
Horse 12 noon
Okee. Agri. Civic Center.
Info 864-710-1735,
FLAU#2104. FLAB 2502
SADDLE HORSE, registered
spoiled. 15 hands. 13 yrs.
lertle dispouSrion To good
rornme. 1u000(863)467'-4049
SORREL OH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, e.c blocdlirne
iiolky. ep rider needed
il1500'08630254-3926



BAR-B-Q Grill, All .sIinless
s eel crnmplek w bone Li.e
new 1 175 (b6..3l611-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Cralls-

man 3 way lvslem, rniw
,onrdilion $250
S(863)674-0467 .
GAS GRILL, (nariroil. 2 burn-
,r. wiin Iaiv roci,5 150
t863)763.5501 r .
LAWN MOWER- Sell pro.
spelled very good iOndiiiori,
125 (863)76'3-8225 or
Si863lb610-0530
MOWERS, Hul.'ee G;, 54"
cut, iuns good, Honda mowet,
needs deci, $75. i lo boin. will
Sep., (86369i-90
PUSH MOWER- Murray 22
lrnl, e' ellenl cormnOdon $41)
i863 i7b3-40i98
RIDING MOWER. Di .n witr
15 Slip Cdrtlimdn new me-
Imr S.300 239.I'16-02%b
RIDING MOWER. Murray
1 2rip runs perleci, needs
i l e ry 250
(239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
.Firm. (863)697-1555
TORO TR MOWER. li e new.
t1695. (8631467-8683


ANGUS BULL, Purebred, 4 yrs
old, Lemmon/Jarrell blood,
ood cond:, ready to work.
2200. (863)634-4497
GOATS, 1 large Billy, 1 small
Billy, 2 Nannies, several kidS'
Call lor price rng
&863 634-4497



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

Rentals


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



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/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. In town. No Pets.
(863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232


EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, 1ba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11thSt.,New2Bdrm., 1/2Ba
w/Appl.$850/mo. +1st&
.Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722


BASSWOOD: 2 Bdrm., Up to
date kitchen new appl. Brand
new C/Air. W/D. $890 mo. +
sec. & ref's: (561)818-7380
Beautiful home in Basswood.
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 &
3ii, r3iTp Wrap around.
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
.come! $1200. mo. + 1st, last
&sec. 561-795-4425
kdsdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info.
(863)357-6700
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 ile
Totally relurbi, hed 1 w I..kilin-
en w'iaisriniwasrir New bairn
laundry roim :IBR 1BA 1821
mou Lawn service inc lued
all 1 8631|E3-44-l14-l
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
last.& sec.19411504-J954
New Home, 38R 2BA rarpor.,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br. 2)
$100 mo Ca311 Kelly
I8631697 -3393



-BRAND NEW OFFiCES-
L''aieiid on Weit idea O new
Courl.rriuce Noiiw Avjdat le
Cal Judyav 1861467-083
a Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
11) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2.000 Sq. Ft. Could
be read within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single oi:'ujprincv $110 w ea.
piuis iepot.ii, uliitie c inoiiudj d.
18631467-0 71



EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
RENTALS & WATERFRONT-
PROPERTIES
FOR SALE 1863)467-868

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 10 15
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 Inspection1060
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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps 7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
'.:ap.d on [caulliiJl rented
lot w/yourmown 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
Mobife Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


offer. (863)675-0506-or
(863)675-3978 LaBelle
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 forSam
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART- runs, $300
. (863)634-7706
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good.. $2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.
(863)467-0109


OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
SKibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com



An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage; Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
Sent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $25,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456.
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
LORIDA-Nice '05, 28'ft mob
home w/extras, built on
room, Mossy Cove Lot 13,
$12,500 (772)466-5145\
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
Edull pjfa Fully furnished
C Cri A C-rielii 60' :jrpi,)ri
Ecmn ri Tn10,31 Sried 12l4


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklls 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035



BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-.
ing and ops system $5500
*8663)6,34-7735
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force moior i6'6". Good
srijrap. $1600 or best offer.
/%::)634-25.82
EXTENSION BAR for pullinri
D ail or Irjiler As ing $10.1 i
l863)35-.611)!
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20
belier man ne w Loaded
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
863-946-6639/634-2401
SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
iernrjior ftew 9 8 0 8 Good
v.'or iri r i wiin J : I pulled Irni

STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude., rolling mir, fish finder,
'oo'd h.jrP. $1500

STARCRAFT w/'85 Chryslep
molor 1600 or tbi l off.r



Electricily Booster & Surge
Protector: Hijugiri .0i A||mp
Auil, FOieri rf t..16, 10.- 11l
RV- 98 RE, *AIR 39 Fuilly
loaded. Low mi.'& c. E&l-
Sheart 38'. ir, wriel Slide
outs on both (863)467-1209
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
wlri. 1,50 or best offer.



PRAIRIE SCHOONER, 89, 35';
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.
msg.


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$100.0(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)357-5755


DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
(863)634-0856
HD Leathers, mens & ladies
jackets, chaps, pants, vests,
1 helmet, new & like new,
$200. (863)610-1964
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
nafer (836500 r


nouse- mRi t .,u
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-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Petsl Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(surfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(863) 697-8728.
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322


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


SPEAKER- 12" audiobahn, 1
truck and 1 car box, 200
watt amp, power, wires &
fuse, $150 (863)697-3865


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


CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 ft., with
dozens of ornaments. 25
years old, looks real. $50
(863)763-5501









Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 7, 2006


Suzuki Eiger, '04, w/ramps,
400, 4x4, low miles, new tres,
winch, Must SellI $3000 or
best offer. (772)240-5038
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400,
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle

Automobiles



Autombiohhe .400S
Autos Wanted :.4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Truck 4020
Coniltruction
Equl met 405
r o C 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility %Haler% 40M5
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, 195, very clean,
$2500. (863)946-0355
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000. or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO- '94- 143k miles,
18" mag wheels, 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.
(863)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$800 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sportsedition, 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
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
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 -rni. $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)357-096.6



CHEVY BLAZER '98: AC
works, good condition.
$3000 or best offer. Call
863-835-5813.
CJ JEEP '83, Must see,-good
condition. $5500
(239)707-1848
FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details
(772)834-4235
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
" 4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works) $5500 (863)634-6235


GOLF CART- Electric, 3, wheel,
with charger, $600
(863)634-5225
YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
best offer. (989)831-5135
YAMAHA, Electric, '96, good
condition. $1495
(863)467-2315

-II
FORD F350- '94, Diesel, su-
percrew, 220 R, runs needs
work, $1500 (863)763-7831
or (772)370-1634


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, Chrome, 17" with cen-
ter caps, factory Dodge 8
lug. $100 (863)634-3119


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NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking In-
terested applicants or appointment to two (2) member posts on the Community
Committee reviews, monitors and provides recommendations concerning policy,
procedures and specific Initaien associated with the expenditr of Community
Services Block Grunt finding in Oka.chobee, S. Lucie and Martin Counties.

An appointee must be a resident of Okeechobee County.
One appointee must be a representative of the low income population chosen by a
democratic selection procedur aeque to adequate to assurethat they are a representave of
the poor in Okeechobee County.
One appointee must be a representative of business, industry, labor, welfare or edu-
cation interests in Okeechobee County.
Appllcatons may be obtained frm the County Administrators office at 304 NW 2nd
Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants must complete a
board/committee application form. Applications must be submitted to the County
Administrator's office no laterthan 4:00 RM. December 15,2006.
A public vote on te on the Representative of the low Income population will then take
place on December 20,2006 betweenthe hours of 10:30 AM and 4:30PM at
Okeechobee Senior Services
Lottie Raulerson Senior Center
1019 w. South Park Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Ray R.Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
179945 ON 12/7/06 .

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice s hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statues, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) In Okeechobee County:
Lake Okeechobee Estates LL (Lake Okeechobe Estates) 909 SW 6th Court, Cape
Coral, FL 33991, has submitted Applicatlon 061017-5 to modify the EAA Lake
Okeechobee Works of the District Permit 47-00210-Q. The property is comprised of
473.67 acres of rural residential lands discharging into the C-38 Pool D (S:.65D).
The project is located in Section 13, Township 35 South, Range 33 East
New Okeechobee LLC (New Okeechobee) 2050 40th Ave, Ste 10, Vero Beach, FL
32960, has submitted Applicatlon 061031-7 to modify the EAA Lake Okeechobee
Works of the District Permit 47-00281-0. The property is comprideed of 57 acres of
high density residential lands discharging into the S-133. The project Is located in
Section 33, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. '
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the South Flodda Water Management District, Atto: Environmen-
tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In.order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected.persons are entitled to request anadministrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after re-
viewing the staff report.
178873 ON 12/7/06

Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose ol
securing the following:
> e repair
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. The
OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to wave any formalities in an)
bid wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the
OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located a1
Okeechobee Utlity Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee. FL 34974
on or before 3:00 PM on December 19,2006.
John F. Hayford ,
Executive Director
179933 ON 12/7-13/06


RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy -Impala LTZ,' 17"
rims, 225/55/R17 Goodyears.
$1500 neg. (863)697-0328
RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TAILGATE, Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-7318 ,
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F1t50
I r.r, -& Univ. rims,
P265i/7R15 Goodyear
$200 (8631261-1562 -
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,'
w, w.20" chrome rims & spin-
rners, exc. cond, $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES (4), LT285/175/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, 1/Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
Chest 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' 1
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606
FORD RANGER- '95, White,.
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer
(863)357-3400


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


UTILITY TRAILER- 5x1 1 dove-
tall, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- 'cold air, $2490
(863)673-0782
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-1606


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs needs work.
$500. (863)675-7419
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k ml., $1500.
(863)885-1026
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,,
16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782
Public lNotices






Tu lic ^Notice 5005



LEGALNOTICE
A pueiic aucot.lwil l ine held at BMJ Tow-
mg. Inc Lol a 419 Souminesil 2r.d
Aver.ue Okecniobae Floriad 34974
ou Fns1 toe r2Sn day ol Decemoei
006 trarm 00 -t11 0 A M P urwan
Io Flonda iliile '713 ;B loi ur,51 d
tluinn ean vtlor.g i v 3 Make Modvl

1996 BeIge TyoaCamry
4T1BG12K1TU714754
Terms of sale are cash, and no'checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
180020 ON 12/7/06
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Flodda 34974
on Friday the 22nd day of December
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for.unpald
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
&Vln'sasfollows:
1990 Green Acura Integr
JH4DB165XLS008697
1995 Red& While KWT800
1NKOL69X8SJ652517
1991 Green Che S-10
1GCCS19Z7M2249582
S1994 Gren Ford Ranger
1FTCR10X2RPB29206 .
1993 White Mercury Sable
1MELM55U8PA622892
19 4Buem Meryi GrandMareIs
2MELM75W2RX607778
2000 GeldChewMalli
1G1NE52J2Y6220056
1993 MaregOChen Cen"ro
2G1FP22S1P2113649
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the dorht of flUna bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS with no
guarantees.
'180030 ON 12/7/06
'LEGALNOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST.
S2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE., FL
34972 ON DECEMBER 22; 2006 AT 9:
00 AM PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS: I
1993 White Ford Enslors
VIN#1FMCU22X5PUOD58572
1997 Silver Pontiac Tram Srt
VIN#1GMDU06E9VD14399
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
179953 ON 12/7/06

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Community Events


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 dis-
cussion of "Pope Joan" by,Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to.
read and discuss books is welcome. For information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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

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

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

Church hosting pancake breakfast
The Worship Team of His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pan-
cake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4
donation. The menu will include sausage and a beverage. Tikkets.
are available at the church. office from 9 a.m. until noon week-
days, or call Cathy at (863) 763-3519. Also offered that day from 9
until noon will be a free gift wrapping service.

Church hosting Christmas play'
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will present
a Christmas play entitled "Word of God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sun-
day, Dec. 17. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the
public. For information, call Wanda Woodham at (863) 763-9352.

Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present
"Christmas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional
Christmas Nativity celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7
p.m. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (863)
763-3727.

Church presenting Christmas drama '
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
present "Everything Glorious" an anointed praise and worship
musical drama for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It
will be presented again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For infbr-.
mation, call (863) 763-4127.

Christmas boat parade slated : .
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will have their lighted Christ-
mas Boat Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will form at 5:30
p.m. behind the Burger King on S.R. 70. It will then proceed down
Taylor Creek to the lock, then left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard
.Lounge. Butch's Red Neck Yacht Club will fall in directly behind
the Yatchette Club and non-club members are welcome to deco-
rate their boats and fall in with'the parade. For information, con-
tact Bob Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or (863) 467-7050.

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

Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take
place: now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys
ranging from baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys,.
hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or
families can adopt a family by calling the mission. The gifts are
given to the parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christ-
mas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will
purchase the items needed. Receipts are available. Please .make
checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box
1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.


Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals Working in various vocations,.
This is a self-study course that includes text work and the successful'
completion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course
is $15. Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for informa-
tion . .. .
Bell ringers are needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Shriners selling Christmas tree Center offers parenting classes
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking lot ,. The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec.. 23. They have Scotch offers continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondaysfrom
pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 7,until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
feet. They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
home. information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863)
' . *' *'**. * ** *' ** ** ::* ** '* '

Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second,.St., will
hold a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning
service will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and candle light services at
5 and 7 p.m. For information, call the church office .at (863) 763-
4021. : .
Chamber hnostlnt Big Ton Eixtravaganza


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


The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by Blood donors are needed
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007. There will. chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until I
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2.101 S.
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
(863) 763-6464. .'" call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
WinterFesn B p d .. age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
Winter FSt in BHR planned ; betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., ID is needed for all donors.
will host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. For information, contact Beverly at (863)-467-0173. Career Center helps in job search.


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

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

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


The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site atwwW.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350;.. .. :
CAP loolnfor senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26: members.. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are.eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil: AjiPatrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation.and cadetgira .Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center,' (863) 763-3212.


Discount cards aid youth activities Martha's House collecting cell phones
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee- Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, 'call (863) 462-5863. 2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community. : St. .


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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1
until p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen TV'
Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and $1.
draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesdayand Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
e Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until.6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
December events:
Saturday; karaoke from 5
p.m. until?
Friday, Dec. 15: Just One More
Party from 6 until 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17: SAL steak
dinner from 3 until 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: SAL Christ-
mas party for bartenders from 5
until 9 p.m.
*,Sunday, Dec. 31: New'Year's
Eve luau party from 8 p.m. until ?
Tickets will be on sale at the bar.
Champagne will be served at mid-
night.
Am-Vets #2001
e Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday ol the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
:* Applications for new members are
available. .Call Johnny Patton at
C863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
9563..
*.' Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at I p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
S tion. .
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
4 First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
0 Saturdays and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yodei
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton al
(863) 357-9992.
*'The Masonic Lodge' hold
their meetings on the second anc
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m. I -
Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Stat
has many fun activities planned or
the first and third Tuesday of eact-
month. For upcoming activities
contact W.M. Margaret at (863;
467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 7
W. in Buckhead. Ridge. Th(
Lodge's phone number is (863"
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
*, Wednesday cards and game;


social at 7 p.m.. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
4 Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7-15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
S eFriday night at 7.30 pm there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at. 8
p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Lodge hog,
roast and steel guitar jarm from 1.
until 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16: children's
Christmas party from 1 until 3 p.m.
for BHR families. Sign up before
Dec. 10.
*: Saturday, Dec. 16: Lodge
Christmas party at 7 p.m. Please
bring a covered dish.
Sunday, Dec. 17: W.O.T.M.
bake sale from 9 a.m until noon.
Bring baked goods for trie sale
Wednesday, Dec. 20: thank
you part for all the volunteers that
keep the lodge running.
Tuesday Dec 26: Lodge
membership meeting at 8 p.m. All,
members should attend.
Sunday,; Dec. 31: New Year's
, ,Eve, party at 7 p.m. The cost is $50
per couple, or $25 per person. Only
ticket holders may enter starting at,
6 p.m. Music by Don West Band.
Snacks and hors d'oeuvres avail-
able ,



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Moose Family
Center #1753
( The Moose Family Center
4'1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(.86.3 173-1954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
p.m. . ..
.. oMen's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m.
S* Women's officer meeting on
mle first Tuesday of each mohth at 8
p.m.,
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at
8 p.m.
Legion meeting oh the third
WVednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday2 p.m..
Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and
Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. ,(Open to the
public)
.* Saturday, Washer toss at I
p.m.
Karaoke with Lisa on Satur-
day from .5 p.m. until ?, with
snacks.,
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose # 1753, Legionnaires are


holding their annual Koeze Nut
fundraiser for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and cat-
alogs ma\ be picked up from Paul
at The Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrolt
Ave., or at the Lodge located at 159
N \.\ :16 S F n rn nrmairn or Io


The post membership drive is.
under way, and the post is striving
-for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818. .
*Big screen TV for all events.


v.cv. 3o.! -ii. I ro iiiiu idim i u i Ull I t 7 A
order call Paul at 863) 467-148, or VFW Post #9528 ,
the Lodge at 1.863) 763-4954. The \VW Post #9528 is located
Saturday, Dec. 9 we will have at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
afloat in the Christmas Parade. Ridge. For information, call .(863)
rPOst #44239 : 467-2882. Post opens- at noon,
Sost #4423 Monday through Sunday.
*The \Tv\'North Post #4423 is: \We are taking applications for
.located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events new members for the VFW Ladies
are seasonal, contact the Post at Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
-1863) 763-0818 for information or and AMVETS ladies auxiliary..
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137, Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
opens at noon Monday through AmVels. Music will be available.
Sunday. Every Thursday is bar bingo at
Monday through Thursday: 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
happy hour from 4 until 6p.m.: Every Friday a steak dinner
Washer,toss every Tuesday with baked potato, salad and rolls
starting atl p.m. Food will be avail- will be served from 5:30 until 7
able. E er cine is welcome p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
Friday: bingo starts at 1 pm. immediately follows the dinner.
for members and guests. Food \%ill Post meetings are held on the
be available. Karaoke will be from second and fourth Saturday of the
until 10p.m. month beginning at 10 a.m. The
OSaturdays: bar bingo at 1 p.m. main meeting is oh the fourth Sat-
for members and guests. Karaoke urday.
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food" For information contact Com-
will be available. mander Don South at 1863) 467-
Sundays:'difiner will be avail- 2882.
able from 2 until 5 p m., and \\ill be All games and special events
followed by karaoke from 6 until are shown on three televisions.
10 p.m. The game room has a regulation-
Every third Sunday there will size pool table.
be a post meeting and ladies auxil- Sunday, Dec. 10: annual ham,
iary meeting at 11 a.m. :' dinner from noon until 4 p.m. for


donation of $7. Entertainment by
Donand Kim.
VFW Post #10539
The VF\V will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1, p.m.
e Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at I
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch 'is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-:
iary.
: .Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.,
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music'and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863i 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
*The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
,month, at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659,or Keith at (8631634-2682.


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