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close for luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court will be dosed between
noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 22, for the annual employee
holiday season luncheon.
The office will reopen
promptly at 1:30 p.m.
of the season
Is your house decorated for
Ifso, call our offices at (863)
763-3134 and give us your
address. We'll then publish it in
this spot so everyone in the
community can drive by and
enjoy your festive decorations.
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IRGC receives award
Indian Riker C'nimrnunih
College iRCC I was honored
%%ith the inqiltutiorial Merit
Award from the National Coun-
cil for Stafd, Piogramrr and Orga-
nizational Development (NCS-,
POD) for excellence in delivery
and positive impact of its
employee development pro-
A memorial golf tourna-
ment was held to benefit the
Joyce Hacker Scholarship Fund
on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club. Ms. Hacker was
employed during her life with
Osceola Middle School as a
Physical Education teacher.
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Groups to address lawmakers
Legislators will hear
from sheriff and
By Pete Gawda
Private individuals and repre-
sentatives from various organiza-
tions will be gathering in the
Okeechobee county commission
chambers at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, at 1:30 p.m.
on Monday, Dec. 11, to present
their concerns and requests for
funding to the Okeechobee
County Legislative delegation.
The legislative delegation rep-
resenting Okeechobee County is
made up of State Senator J. D.
Alexander, State Senator Ken
Pruitt, State Representative Frank
Attkisson and State Representa-
tive Richard Machek.
In addition to .funding
requests from the city and county
governments and the Okee-
chbe,,Lr Utility Authority, Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May
and Okeechobee County Eco-
nomic Council (OCEC) executive
director Joey Hoover wilr address
Mr. l-l'o:i, er said his organiza-
tionr would be endorsing the
agendas of the city and county
governments and the school
boar'J. He said tlhe council had
ho ..julside issue- other those
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he sea soin: 1caln be found everywhere
OkeecroDee News,Pete Gawda
This-toy fire truck, that many kids would love to see under their Christmas tree, is part
of a Christmas display in the window of a downtown Okeechobee business. But real fire
trucks, along with floats and marching bands will highlight the annual Lighted Christ-
mas Parade tonight. The parade is slated to start at 5:30 p.m.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This cozy living room scene, located in the recreational outreach center of First Baptist
Church, made a good backdrop for family photographs taken at a recent event held at
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favor of funding for the county's
new emergency operations cen--
ter and for restoration of the his-
Another item his group is sup-
porting is the city's request seek-
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enforcing building codes on
modular homes regulated by the
Department of Community
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repairs were made on modular
homes according to DCA regula-
tions instead of local building
As for the school board agen-
da, Mr. Hoover favors more
emphasis on career reduction.
Sheriff May will be addressing
the delegation about his backing
of pending legislation supported
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At the current time, violators
of state-imposed probation are
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town Okeechobee store. Perhaps he was spying on the
children passing by to see who is naughty and who is nice.
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Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced that
the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be
held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty 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 accompa-
nied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation
on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
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 Thurs-
day, 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 recy-
Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the First
United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for Christmas
and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Floral Design,
300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31.
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.
IDrivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and txvo emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https:. -vww6.hsmv.state.l1.us dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number oftwo people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 9, 2006 '3
Sue Horrick selected as
school related employee
NEHS students of the week
Mr. Vensel paid a visit to New Endeavor High School on
Friday, December 1, to help New Endeavor High School
Principal Gary Kirsch congratulate the following students
of the week, Bobby Miranda, Robert Thompson, Carlos
Sandoval, and Cristo Sanchez.
IRCC receives award for
FORT PIERCE Indian River ing opportunities are available
Community College (IRCC) was across the institution, with over 200
honored with the Institutional employees enrolled in e-learning
Merit Award from the National last year.
Council for Staff, Program and "The institutional culture fos-
Organizational Development tered at IRCC emphasizes continu-'
(NCSPOD) for excellence in deliv- al self-improvement, and .our
ery and positive impact of its Employee Development Program
employee development program. has been enthusiastically
To earn'the prestigious national embraced throughout the college,"
award, IRCC's Employee Develop- said Dr. Christina Hart, associate
ment Program (EDP) was evaluat-. vice president of institutional effec-
ed on success in attaining.program tiveness. "EDP is now a go-to
objectives, creativity and innova- resource whenever a professional
tion, impact and evaluation of out- development need is identified."
cores. A popular annual event intro-
Launched in 2000, the IRCC duced by the EDP is Professional
SEmployee Development Program Enhancement Day, ,enabling
has expanded into a comprehen- employees to devote a full day to
siveprogram promoting employee team building and goal setting
growth beyond position-specific without distractions. The Eploy
training. In a recent survey, over 90 ee. Development Program also
percent of IRCC employees felt that sponsors "Town Hall Meetings
* their development needs were met with the IRCC President" an effe-
by the college's EDP, and 85 per- tiveness series, coordinated by
cent cited the program for helping BrookeLorig, instittioriaeffec-
them improve their performance. Brooke Long institutional effec-
Ongoing EDP sessions at IRCC tiveness specialist.
facilitate learning experiences The Institutional Merit Award
among targeted peer groups such was presented to Dr. Christina Hart,
as administrative assistants, front- associate vice-president of institu-
line supervisors, department tional effectiveness on Nov. 3 at thc
chairs, new faculty and senior NCSPOD Convention in Fort
. administrators. Through the col- Worth, Texas.
lege's.Center for Academic Innova- The National Council for Staff,
tion, EDP provides faculty with Program and Organizational
training in the. use of new and Development is an affiliate council
emerging technologies. In addi- of the American Association of
tion, a wide range of online learn- Community Colleges (AACC).
In 1964 Shel Silverstein wrote
"The Giving Tree." In this story, a
young boy approaches a beloved
apple tree asking for things. The
tree continuously gives in order to
meet the boy's needs. Over the
years, the tree gives away her
apples, her branches, and her
At New Endeavor High School,
Ms. Sue Horrick is our giving tree.
Ms. Sue. has been with New
Endeavor for a number of years.
She's currently working as an
exceptional student education
aide. Her unofficial position is
mother to everyone. Ms. Sue
cherishes the time that she
spends working with the students
in the classroom. She sees the stu-
dent as an individual with needs,
and like the tree in the Silverstein
story, meets the needs of. each
Early every morning Ms. Sue is'
in before the sun comes up, call-
ing substitutes and making coffee.
At lunchtime, she covers the
reception area by answering calls
and greeting visitors. She makes
everyone who comes to NEHS
feel welcome before, directing
them to their location.
'Ms. Sue is the New Endeavor
Sunshine Committee all by her-
self. She embraces every day and
even has an exclamation for every
day of the week (marvelous Mon-
day, terrific Tuesday/Thursday,
wonderful Wednesday, fantastic
Friday). She brings smiles and
some sunshine to our lives.
Ms. Sue is-an integral part of
planning and organizing all holi-
day events and appreciation
luncheons. The teachers and staff
look forward to these events
because Ms. Sue has never pro-
duced a bad dish. She surprises us
at random times throughout the
year with tasty treats that extend
our good feelings and our waist-
We are proud and honored to
recognize Ms. Sue Hortick as the
New Endeavor School. Related'
Employee of the Year.
UF nurSery class will be
offered Jan. 8 in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE The fastest
growing segment in Florida agri-
culture is the nursery industry. In
the last five years, the number of
nurseries operating in the region!
has doubled, with outstanding
demand for nursery products.
To serve the thriving industry, a-
new course, Advanced Nursery
Management will be offered at the
University of Florida Indian River,
Research and Education Center in,
Fort Pierce starting Monday, Jan. 8,
2007, from 2 until 5 p.m., and will
be held each Monday until mid-
A primary objective for. the
course will be discussion of cur-.
rent issues in the nursery industry,
with methods to operate a busi-
ness in the most efficient and prof-
itable manner. Course participants
will also develop a nutrient man-
agement plan for a nursery, calcu-
late production costs, and utilize
best management practice's for
nursery operations. Best manage-
ment practices will include prac-
tices for the sustainability 6f a
business that includes environ-
mentally correct management
The course will b,e instructed
by James Gibson, Ph.D., an expert
in nursery management, who is
based at the University of Florida
campus in Milton. The course will
be delivered to the Fort Pierce
location by interactive videocon-
ference and will be offered as an
audit or grade option
To register for Advanced Nurs-
ery Management contact Kim Viil-
son at (772) 468-3922, eNt. 126; or,
by *. e-mail at
For specific questions about
the course, please contact Dr. Gib-
son at (850) 983-5216, ext. 103; or
by e-mail at email@example.com.
The following individuals Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested 20th Terrace, Okeechobee, was grams and possession of drug
were arrested on felony or driv- Dec. 4 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros arrested Dec. 4 by Detective paraphernalia. Her bond was set
iig under the influence (DUI) 'on an Okeechobee County war- Shane Altman on charges of cap- at $2,000.
charges by the Okeechobee rant charging him with false ital sexual battery and lewd or Matthew Wayne Cayton,
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), statement for public aid. His lascivious molestation on a child 22, 49th St. N., Royal Palm
the Okeechobee City Police bond was set at $25;000. under the age of 12. He is being Beach, was arrested Dec. 6 by
Department (OCPD), the Florida .. Mario Jaimes, 27, S.W. 18th held without bond. Deputy P. Massung on an Okee-
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori- Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Osbiel Luna, 20, N.W. 30th chobee County warrant charg-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-' Dec. 4 by Deputy Arlene Durbin Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested ing him with the felony of viola-
tion Commission (FWC) or the., on a charge of possession of a Dec. 5 by Deputy Anthony Kibler tion of probation driving while
Department of Corrections firearm by a convicted felon. His on an Okeechobee County war- license suspended habitual
(DOC). bond was set at $10,000. rant charging him with violation offender. He is being held with-
Monique Lynn DeLoach, John Edgar Ellis, Jr., 38, of probation possession, of out bond. .
21, S.W. Second Drive, N.W. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, cocaine. He is being held with- This column lists arrests and
Chiefland, was arrested Nov. 21 was arrested Dec. 4 by Deputy out bond. not convictions unless other-
by the Levy County Sheriff's Anthony Kibler on a. felony Phillis Rae Valldejuli, 49;. wise stated' Anyone listed here
Office on an Okeechobee Coun- charge of possession of N.E. 43rd, Court, Okeechobee, who.is later found innocent or
ty warrant charging her with yio- cocaine, and a misdemeanor was arrested Dec. 5 by Deputy has had the charges against
lation of probation worthless charge .of possession of drug Donald Ellis on a felony charge them dropped is welcome to
check over $150. Her bond was paraphernalia. His bond was set of possession of cocaine, and inform this newspaper. The
set at $1,000. at $11,000. misdemeanor charges of pos- information will be confirmed
J6hn Lashley, 43, S.W. Sixth Carlos Garcia, Jr., 29, S.W. session of marijuana under 20 and printed.
Nova Marie Lotz
A memorial service will be
held at First Baptist Church onh
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. for
Nova Marie Lotz. Mrs. Lotz, 82, a
resident of Okeechobee for the
last 20 years, went to be with her
Lord on Oct. 9, 2006, in Cumber-
Clement Lee Markham
Clement Lee Markham, age
'93, an Okeechobee resident since
1980 died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006.
He was born Dec. 13, 1912, in
Lamar Co., Ala. Mr. Markham
married his beloved wife, Rubye
in 1935, and moved to Belle
Glade in 1945, and was employed
by Wedgeworth Farms, Inc. until
his retirement in 1978. He
enjoyed woodworking and craft-
ed several grandfather clocks,
violins and guitars, which he
loved to play. Mr. Markham was a
charter member and Deacon of
Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in
Mr. Markham was preceded in
death by his wife'of 64 years,
Survivors include, daughter,
Carolyn (Bill) Grindstaff of Okee-
chobee; son, Scottie (Jackie)
Markham of Mt. Dora; three
grandsons, Mark Grindstaff of
Okeechobee, Jeff (Carol) Grind-
staff of Erwin, N.C. and Scott
Grindstaff of Creedmoor, N.C.;
two granddaughters, Stephanie
(Laz) Figueroa of Miami and
Dana Cash of Mt. Dora; three
great grandsons, Wade, Grayson
and Ethan; sister, Mary Lou
Greenhill of Tuscumbia, Ala. and
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 until 5
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10,. 2006, at
Trinity Freewill Baptist. Church
with funeral services following at
5 p.m. Pastor Thomas Dees will
officiate. Interment will be at
Piney Grove Cemetery in Guin,
'In lieu of flowers, the family
has asked memorials to be made
in Clement Markham's memory
to Trinity Freewill Baptist Church,
C/O Pastor Thomas Dees, 1840
NE 39th Blvd., Okeechobee, Fla.
Friends may sign, the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home .and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second Street,
Alfred Edward White
Alfred Edward White, age 90,
of Okeechobee died Thursday,
Dec. 7, 2006, at Columbia Hospi-
tal in West
Mr. White was
a resident of
was preceded .
in death by
and one broth- Alfred
He is sur-
vived by three sons; Roger Lee
White of Melbourne, Joseph
Elliot (Margaret) White of
Woodstock, Ga. and Anthony
Edward White of Chincoteague,
Va. In addition, he is survived by
four daughters; Rita Gail Surber
of Clemmons; N.C., Brenda Sue
Close of Okeechobee, Libby.
Ann (Doug) Zimmerman of
Bellefontaine, Ohio and Tina
Carnahan of Pompano Beach.
Also surviving are 14 grandchil-
dren and 14 great grandchil-
Friends may call at the new
Buxton Funeral Home chapel on
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, from noon
until 2 p.m. Funeral services will
follow in the new chapel at 2
p.m. Private burial will take place
at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements and services
are under the traditional care of
the Buxton Funeral Home, 110.
N.E. Fifth Avenue, Okeechobee.
A little five-year-old asked her
father, who was an artist: "Draw
me a picture of love, Daddy."
"All right," answered the father,
"if you will draw me a picture of
The child took the pencil and
began drawing curving lines. She
stopped! "I can't, Daddy, you can
only feel the wind."
"That is the same with love."
remarked the father.
We wonder what kind of world
this would be if everything had to
be in black and white, and "feel-
ings" were not included. We can
only imagine but it certainly
would be lacking something.
When anyone reaches a point that
they have no feelings for others,
they must be the most miserable
Thought To Remember: "Our
greatest contributions come from
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110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
Ms. Sue Horrick' has been selected to represent New
Endeavor High School as our 2006-2007 School-Related
Employee of the Year. Ms. Sue is seen here being honored
by Mr. Gary Kirsch, New Endeavor High School Principal.
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SHAME: I sympathize with the caller who is concerned about the
starving horse. Despite my personal efforts, I've also seen animals
starve to death because the person whose responsibility it was to feed
them didn't consider it to be a priority. It's a crying shame that anyone
would treat an animal in that manner and, unfortunately, there are a
lot of sorry people in this world who are doing it every day.
DISTURBED: I'm calling about the person who called about the
starving horse. This was very disturbing and I wonder why they
haven't called the animal rescue or the horse rescue place. Maybe you
could be kind enough to post the phone number for the horse rescue
place in the paper for this person or maybe you could call. I've tried to
call an animal control place in Glades County but there was no
answer. But I am very concerned about this starving horse. (Editor's
Note: The phone number for Horse Haven is (772) 467-0400.)
STARVING HORSE: I read in the paper about the starving horse and
the editor gave a phone number for Glades County Animal Control. I
called the number myself and.told them about this horse and I was
told that they could do nothing but to call the Glades County Sheriff's
Office, and the sheriff's office has been told several times and has done
nothing about this horse. So maybe you guys could maybe put the
horse rescue number in the paper or give it to this lady or maybe you
guys could please do something about it yourselves to save this horse.
(Editor's Note: Please see the number provided in the above call.)
GARBAGE: Since the problem with dogs is primarily with bagged
garbage, maybe we should lobby the county to have Waste Manage-
ment provide those big wheeled garbage cans in the county just as
they do in the city. And while we're at it, how about pushing for coun-
ty-wide curbside recycling? The city residents get recycling bins they
can.leave at the curb. County residents who want to recycle have to
haul the cans, papers, etc. to the recycling center. (Editor's Note:
Waste Management currently picks up recyclables in parts of the
county. To find out if you are in one of these service areas call Waste
Management at (863) 763-4818: You will then be asked to select one
of two options, at this prompt select the hauling operations option.
This will then put you through to customer service. At this point you
will give them your address and they will tell you if you are in one of
the service areas for recyclable pick-up.)
WATER: It is my understanding that Trihalomethanes are created
when biological particles in the water react with the chlorine used to
treat the water. They are considered carcinogenic above a certain
level. Okeechobee, like many of the surrounding communities, gets its
water for the public water system from Lake Okeechobee. When the
weather is warm, the algae and other biologicals in the water increase.
There is also a problem during hurricane season if the water is stirred
up by high winds. Take a look at the lake and you will see the water is
pretty nasty.' They treat it to kill the bacteria and filter out what they can,
but considering the water they start with it's no surprise it is not good
water coming out of the tap. The alternative would be to dig wells, but
that is a lot more expensive and you still have other water quality prob-
lems from well water. I have well water at home and we sometimes
have a problem with a sulfur smell like rotten eggs. I don't trust any
of it. I drink bottled water, and even then you have to do some research
to find out where the water comes from and how it is bottled.
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Church hosting live nativity
Hobe Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativity
at 11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at
7:30 p.m. For information, call (772) 546-5696.
Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas
Cantata. The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the
weekend before Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should
be able to match pitch and read music somewhat. The rehearsals
are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter residents are always wel-
come. 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 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
S from the fundraiser will go to Shriner programs.
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Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians are
welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-6869;
Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of 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) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
*VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information .or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.'The annual membership is $10
per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674;
or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
R Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead'
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.'
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden-
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701, S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
I (A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St,, in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St: Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297. .
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next,to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets from
noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.'Parrott Ave. For
information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care are wel-
come. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene' Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Learning coalition meeting slated
The Early Learning Coalition of Okeechobee will hold a
provider meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation call (772) 220-1220, ext. 235.
C of C membership meeting is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker
will be Mary Anne Swinford, director of Big Lake Missions Out-
reach and their 12th annual toy drive for children in Okeechobee
County. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
YMS to host retirement party
A retirement party for Gail Baker will be in the Yearling Middle
School library on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 3:45 p.m. She is retiring
after working as a teacher's aide for over 30 years. Anyone who
knows her is invited for cake, punch and to visit with Ms. Baker.
Friends, family, co-workers, former or present students and their
parents are all welcome. She has worked at South Elementary
School, Yearling Middle School, Osceola Middle School and Okee-
chobee High School and has taught summer school.
Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for Christ), locat-
ed at the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and
Main, will meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellow-
ship. This will be followed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m.
Our guest this month will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be
joined by the Freedom Fellowship Ministries/Praise and Worship
team. For information, call (863) 612-0640.
Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206
S.W. 16th St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be.a discus-
sion 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.
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 1 and 6 p.m.
on.WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Tom
Spear, counselor for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
The topic of the show will be starting up and operating a small busi-
ness. The upcoming "How to start a small business" workshop is to
be held at the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday,
Dec. 21. For information call SCORE at (772) 489-0548, or the St.
Lucie County Chamber of Commerce at (772) 589-9999 for informa-
tion on the workshop.
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 wel-
come to return at 2 p.m. for a children's performance. For informa-
tion contact Pastor Tom at (863) 532-8519; or, tom@cornerstoneo-
Church hosts cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
host a holiday cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 9,'from 9 a.m. until noon. In
addition to homemade cookies, breads and candies the Church
Cookbook will also be, on sale. All proceeds from the sale will be
used toward rebuilding the church facilities. For information, call
Anne Brough at (863) 763-4228.,
Annual Christmas parade is planned
The annual Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5:30
p.m. Entry applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott. Ave. For information, call (863), 763-6464.
Chamber hosting Christmas festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Fes-
tival 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 ~vill meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1 11
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 geta free lunch at Skip's Barbe-
cue immediately following the ride. For information contact Debbie
Izzo at (863) 634-6527, or Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9, and
Saturday, Dec. 16, for framing. and installing roof trusses on the
house being built for the family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Bass-
wood. Bring your tools and be at the building site by 8 a.m. both or
either day. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a message.
BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas party
with Santa for all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday, Dec..9, at the
Fire Department onfS.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 I
until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified
for that particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes each. The annual event
helps fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship awarded to an
Okeechobee High School senior yearly. If your business would like
to donate an item to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel
at (863) 697-1792.
Hospice hosting Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee is again sponsoring the Festival of Trees.
The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated trees and
other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of Trees and .The
Country Store is free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, and
noon until 5 p.m., on the weekends. The 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, con-
tact Rhondaat (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Buckhead VFW planning dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
their annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon until 4 p.m.
for a suggested donation. The dinner is open to the public and tickets
are not required. Entertainment will be provided by Don and Kim.
Applications will be taken for the post and the ladies' and male auxil-
iary. For information, call Don South or Phyllis Fish at (863) 467-
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 pub-
lic. 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-
Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 WN. Park.St., will
hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class that will be taught by Dr.
Edward Douglas on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4320.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext 273, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding 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 class-
es, 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 semi-
nar 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.
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 9, 2006
15th annual Jr. golf tourney is a huge success
Wajdau's Junior Golf tourna-
ment held on Nov. 3, was a great
success, full of furi and laughter.
Prizes were given out to first,
second, third, fourth and last place,
as well as other surprise team
prizes. The first place team, scoring
a 52, was Lonnie Sears, Adam
White, Erik Kendall and Eric
Diefenbach. Coming in second
with a score of 57 were Wally
Dierg, Ron Smet, Doyle King and
At Waldau's Junior Golf, third
and fourth place teams are big
money prize winners. The third
place team, with a score of 60, was
Bobby Steiert, Harry Killingsworth,
Charlie McBeth and Rob Coleman.
junior golfers, 12-years old and
under, who show exceptional
growth and participation in the
game of golf at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club. The junior
golfers each received $100 awards
to use towards golf equipment.
After the awards, the party con-
tinued with the annual Waldau
Junior Golf dance, held at the
Okeechobee' Golf and Country
Club restaurant and lounge.
The goal of Waldau's Junior
Golf has always been to give chil-
dren an early start in an activity that
will encourage family and commu-
nity interaction, friendly and honest
competition with a lifetime of ben-
The team of (in no particular order) Lonnie Sears, Adam
White, Erik Kendall and Eric Diefenbach finished in first
place at the Waldau's Junior Golf tournament held on Nov. 3
The fourth place team, also scoring The tournament was sold out, at the Okeechobee Golf & Cou
60, was the Park's Construction with a full field of golfers and hack-
Team of Bruce Cannon, Bill Rose ers playing golf in this year's special four man- best ball scramble for-
and Virgil Parks. Another big win- tournament, "Cheeseburger in Par- mat. The event also included hole-
ner was the team with the highest adise." This year's tourney was in-one prizes sponsored by Gilbert
score. That honor went to' the ,dedicated to the memory of Ron Chevrolet and a Par 3 game spon-
Riverside Bank team of Monica /Schmidt, a friend and long-time scored by Beef O'Brady's. As
Jones, Neal Crawford, Kristi Craw- supporter of Waldau's Junior Gblf. always, the Waldau Junior Golf
ford and Tabitha Trent. Ron Schmidt has been a Waldau tournament included their special
C Prizes for longest drive went to Junior Golf corporate sponsor hole games. Terry Lanman, club
Wally Dieg, White/Gold Tee divi- since 1994. "Cheesy" was a vibrant pro,.was instrumental in getting
sion and Kodi Stephen, Red Tee participant at almost all of the the tournament started and run-
Division. Corey White won the Junior Golf tournaments during ning smoothly. Christy Schmidt,
closest to the pin award. the past 15 years. .Special "Cheese- wife of Ron, was active throughout
The annual Van Moore Memori- burger in Paradise" scholarships the day, organizing her volunteers
al Young Junior Awards were given will be awarded to 2007 Okee- and greeting all the golfers who
this year to Kutter Crawford, chobee High School graduating came out to honor her husband.
Richard_ Donegan, Tyler. Finney,....students.. .. -. Cheeseburger meals, provided by_
Kyle Mullins and Kodi Stephen. Okeechobee Golf and Country Shenanigans and Arbys, were
This annual award goes to young Club hosted this year's event, a cooked and served throughout the
day by Moe Madrigal and Rob
Briner. Many Okeechobee High
School students, including memn
bers of the golf team, not only
played in the tournament, but also
volunteered their time in prepara-
tion of the event and during the
Jim and Bridgette Waldau
would like to thank the corporate
sponsors, businesses and individ-
uals that play a very important
part in the success of the tourna-
ment by sponsoring holes-and
..For.additional pictures, prizes
and sponsors, yisit www.florida-
Submitted to OKeechobee News
The annual. Van Moore Memorial Young Junior Awards were
given out following the Waldau's Junior Golf Party. The recip-
ients of these awards were (in no particular order) Richard
Donegan and Kodi Stephen. Not shown but also- received the-
award were Kutter Crawford, Tyler Finney and Kyle Mullins.
k, eechoDee News/Lorna JaoDonsKI
Aiming for the goal
Andrea Duenas took aim at the Lady Jaguar goal Monday evening at Brahman Stadium.
The game against the Lady Jaguars of Dreyfoos High School ended in a 1-1 tie.
Okeechobee News/,Lorna Jablonski
The races on
Lady Brahman Andrea Duenas raced against her Lady Jaguar counter-part to get pos-
session of the ball Monday night at Brahman Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
End the year with holiday hunting
By Tony Young
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Submitted to Okeechobee News
P- proceeds from the memorial golf-tournament to benefit the
Joyce Hacker Scholarship Fund were presented to Magi Cable
(second from left) of Osceola Middle School, who represents
the Joyce Hacker Memorial Scholarship Fund, following a
memorial golf tournament to benefit Ms. Hacker's scholarship
,fund. Those making the presentation were Connie Lanier (far
left), Vickie Owings (third from left) and Ida Curtis (far right).
A memorial golf tournament, Owings. More special thanks are
was held to benefit the Joyce extended to special friends Ben
Hacker Scholarship Fund on Sat- and Judy Burdeshaw, sisters and
urday, Oct. 14 at the Okee- brother-in-laws Karen and Joe
chobee Golf & Country Club. Harding and Susanne and Joe
Ms. Hacker was employed dur- Hayes. Many thanks go to Randy
ing her life with Osceola Middle Ketcherside and John Nicholson
School as a Physical Education for all of their help.
The highly successful tourna-
ment and activities that fol-
lowed were hosted by good
friends and family raised over
$7,000 for the Joyce Hacker
Scholarship Fund. Those funds
will be matched by the State of
Florida for other scholarships
for our local youth.
Many thanks to all of the hold
sponsors, whether business or
friends, and to the players who
participated that made this such
a memorable event.
Special thanks are in order for
the sisters (friends) that Joyce
always played golf with and
enjoyed trips traveling around to
different golf courses. Those sis-
ters are Ida Curtis, Penny King,
Connie Lanier and Vickie
Much appreciation goes to
the Okeechobee Golf and coun-
try Club for all of their help and
for the donation of prizes for
longest drives and closest to the
VFW Post 10539 donated the
use of their facilities for the after-
golf luncheon and prize awards.
Special thanks to Merci, Bill,
Vickie and Cindy for all the help
in the preparation and serving of
the food and cleanup.
The next annual memorial
golf tournament for the Joyce
Hacker Scholarship Fund will-be-.
held on Oct. 13, 2007 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. We hope that this tourna-
ment will be even more success-
There's finally a-chill and a cer-
tain festiveness in the air as most of.
us try tb take time off from work to
enjoy spending quality time with
family and friends and .reflect on
the passing year. Children will be
out of school on winter break
soon, and while the holiday sea-
son's upon us, so are several tradi-
tional hunting opportunities.
The second phase of waterfowl
and coot season comes in
statewide Dec. 9 and runs through
Jan; 28.- In- addition-to the usual-
hunting license and permit require-
ments, duck hunters also must
have a Florida waterfowl permit.
($3) and a federal duck stamp
The daily bag limit on ducks is
six, but you need to know your
ducks 'before you pull the trigger,
because there are different daily
limits for each species. For
instance, within the six-bird limit
there can only be one black duck,
one mottled duck, one fulvous
whistling-duck, one pintail and one
canvasback. Only two of your six-
bird limit can be redheads, wood
ducks or scaup, and you may have
only four scoters or four mallards
(of which only two can be female)
in your bag.
All other'species of ducks may
be taken up to the six-bird limit,
except harlequin ducks. Taking or
attempting to take harlequins is
illegal. The daily limit on coots is
15, and there's a five-bird limit on
mergansers, only two of which
When hunting waterfowl,
hunters may only use non-toxic
shotgun shells. In fact, it's illegal for
hunters even to possess lead shot
when waterfowl hunting. Only iron
(steel), bismuth-tin and various
tungsten-alloys are permissible.
For something different, try
woodcock hunting. Woodcock
season runs Dec. 16 Jan. 14.
Woodcocks are excellent game
birds because they hold well for
pointing bird dogs and provide'a
challenging shot when flushed.
The daily bag limit is three.
The third phase of mourning
and white-winged dove season
opens Dec. 9 and runs through Jan.
7. There's a 12-bird daily bag limit
From November on, shooting
hours for all migratory birds are
one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset. You must get a no-cost
migratory bird permit where you
purchase your hunting license
.before you hunt any of these birds,
. The only firearm you're allowed
to hunt migratory game birds with
is a shotgun, no larger than 10-
gauge. Shotguns must be plugged
to a three-shell capacity (magazine
and .chamber combined). Bows
also are legal.
Retrievers arid bird dogs can be
useful in hunting migratory game
'birds. Artificial decoys, as well as
manual or mouth-operated -bird
calls, also are legal and essential
gear for duck hunters.
-You-may hunt migratory game
birds over an agricultural field, as
long as the crop's been planted by
regular agricultural methods. How-
ever, don't even think about
"sweetening" the field by scattering
agricultural products over it or
anywhere near it or you could
wind up in serious trouble. It does-
r't mailer if you aren't the one who
scattered the bait. If you knew or
should've known that such bait
was present, you're accountable
under the law.
Some other things you can't do
while hunting migratory game
birds include using rifles, pistols,
crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sink
boxes, swivel guns, punt guns, bat-
tery guns, machine guns, fish
hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive
substances, live decoys, recorded
bird calls or sounds or electrically
amplified bird call imitations.
Shooting from a moving automo-
bile or boat, and herding or driving
birds with vehicles or vessels also
are against the law.
Bobcat and otter hunting sea-
son is Dec. 1 March 1, and there's
no daily bag or season limit on
Like foxes, bobcats may be
chased year-round with dogs, but
possessing firearms during the
closed season between March 2
and Nov. 30 is prohibited. On a few
wildlife management areas, bob-
cats and otters may not be taken,
so please consult .the specific area
brochure before you hunt.
Whether upland bird hunting
with friends and family, shooting
ducks on the pond with your
favorite lab or taking that big cat as
he slips up behind an unsuspecting
fawn, December has the.hunting
opportunities you're looking for. -_
Here's wishing you happy holi-
days and a successful hunting sea-
son. If you can, remember to intro-
duce someone new to our great
sport. As always, have fun, hunt
safely and ethically, and we'll see Division of Hunting and Game
you in the woods! Management. You can reach him
Tony Young is the media rela- with questions about hunting
tions coordinator for the FWC's atTony.Young@MyFWC.com.
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Go with the most tender cut
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Available eithet.boneless or
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Here's an easy recipe that
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and feed 8 people.
olive* oiL cooking spray
8 celery'ribs (rinsed)
1 (3-4;rib) standing rib roast
(4 1/2 Ibs)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely
, 1/4 cup frozen diced onions
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 (14-oUnce) can lower-sodium
beef. roth. "
1. Peheat oven to 325F.
Ct'at 9x13-inch baking
diih with cooking spray.
2. Cut celery into 7-inch ribs. Lay
across center of dish; place
rdast on top with fat side up..
Wash hands. Sprinkle with salt,
pepper, onions, and garlic.
3. Add broth and mushrooms
around roast. Bake 2 1/2 hours
or until internal temperature
reaches 145F (medium-rare)
up to 170F (well-done).
Use a meat thermometer to
check the temperature in the
center of the thickest part of
the roast (not touching bone or
fat). When the roast reaches the
desired internal temperature,
remove from the oven. Transfer
the roast to a carving board (with
fat side up) and cover loosely
with foil. Let stand 10-15-minutes
before slicing. The temperature
will continue to rise 5-10F.
Roasted asparagus makes an
ideal accompaniment, and you
can make it while the meat rests.
# Increase the oven
temperature to 350F.
* Take two pounds of fresh
asparagus spears, for
6-8 servings, and rinse
thoroughly. Line spears up
on a cutting board and cut
off 1 inch from the bottom.
* Place asparagus spears on a
baking sheet; drizzle with olive
oil and sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Bake 7-10 minutes
or until desired tenderness.
To carve the roast, place its
long bones on the bottom next
to the carving board. Use a
meat fork to hold the roast in
place. Remove bones by cutting
horizontally between the bones
and the'meat with a sharp carving
knife. Set the bones aside (or
discard). Cut the roast vertically,
starting from the top (or fat side),
into 1/2- or 3/4-inch-thick slices
for each serving. Place each
slice on a warm plate and serve
aujus (with the pan juices).
A good wine pairing
would be a full-bodied red
wine, such as Merlot.
Enjoy. Once everyone has been
served, listen to your guests'
and congratulate yourself
on preparing something
so marvelous, so easily.
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 9, 2006'
Cerulean Warbler is not warranted for Endangered Species list
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice announced that while popula-
tions of the cerulean warbler are
declining, listing the species as
threatened under the Endangered
Species Act is not warranted. The
Service will pursue cooperative
conservation initiatives designed to
reverse population declines and
prevent the'need to list this migra-
Today's finding is the result of a
review of the warbler's status,
which included a comprehensive
review of scientific information, as
well as information gathered from
the public and species experts. The
Service evaluated information on
the warbler's current population,
projected trends in population lev-
els, and threats to the warbler both
in the -United States and on the
bird's wintering grounds in South
"We have done an exhaustive
review of information, and have
consulted national and internation-
al experts on this species," said
Robyn Thorson, Midwest Regional
Director for the Service. "Based on
that input, the species is unlikely to
be in danger of extinction in the
A number of conservation
groups, headed by the Southern
Environmental Law Center and the
National Audubon Society, peti-
tioned the Service in 2000 to list the
cerulean warbler as a threatened
species, citing concerns over loss
and fragmentation of habitat. The
Service issued a preliminary find-
ing in 2002 that the petition had
merit and launched a status review
of the species.
Although there is no precise
estimate of the current abundance
of the cerulean warbler, the Service
used a 1995 population estimate of
560,000 warblers during its review
of the species' status. Based on 40
years of data obtained through the
Breeding Bird Survey which indi-
cates the population is declining at
about 3 percent each year, the esti-
mated population in 2006, would
be approximately 400,000. At this
rate of decline, the Service esti-
mates the cerulean warbler popu-
lation would number in the tens of
thousands 100 years from now.,
"This isn't the end of our
involvement," Thorson said. "Our
intent is to move forward with con-
servation efforts so that decades
from now, we're not once again
faced with a listing decision. Even
though the cerulean warbler does
not meet the criteria for listing as an
endangered or threatened species,
it is still a bird that needs our atten-,
tion and help."
Thorson said the Service is
already working on efforts to con-
serve the cerulean warbler and will
pursue new initiatives to help the
bird. They include continued, long-
term monitoring; assistance to the
Cerulean Warbler Technical
Group; development of partner-
ships in support of Service pro-
grams such as Migratory Bird's
Cerulean Warbler Focal Species
Strategy; and increased support of
international conservation efforts,
particularly in South America.
The cerulean warbler is a small
woodland songbird that nests
across eastern North America from
the eastern Great Plains north to
Minnesota,i Ontario and Quebec,
.east to Massachusetts, and south to
Louisiana. The core area of the
warbler's, breeding range is the
Appalachiari Mountain region of
eastern Tennessee, eastern Ken-
tucky, southern and western West
Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and,
Cerulean warblers have specific
breeding habitat needs consisting
of mature deciduous forests with
complex vertical vegetation struc-
ture. They winter in a narrow eleva-
tion band in the Andes Mountains
of northern South America.
Threats to the species are
thought to include loss and frag-
mentation of the forests used by
warblers during nesting season
and loss of habitat in the species'
winter habitat in South America.
This species undertakes a relatively
long migration compared with
many other songbirds, covering a
distance of about 2,500 miles
between the central latitudes of
North America and northern lati-
tudes of South America (which
includes migrating across the Gulf
of Mexico). Loss of suitable habitat
at migratory stopover sites may
also be a problem, but little is
known about the migratory route
used by the species.
Information about the Service's
finding on the petition to list the
cerulean warbler can be found at
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice.is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, pro-
tecting and enhancing fish, wildlife
and plants and their habitats for
the continuing benefit of the
American people. The Service
manages the 95-million-acre
National Wildlife Refuge System,
which encompasses 545 national
wildlife refuges, thousands of
small wetlands and other special
management areas. It also oper-
ates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64
fishery resources offices and 81
ecological services field stations.
The agency enforces federal
wildlife laws, administers the
Endangered Species Act, manages
migratory bird populations,
restores nationally significant fish-
eries, conserves and restores
wildlife habitat such as wetlands,
and helps foreign and Native
American tribal governments with
their conservation efforts. It also
oversees 'the Federal Assistance
program, which distributes hun-
dreds of millions of dollars in
excise taxes on fishing and hunt-
ing equipment to state fish and
Proposals are needed for 2007
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is currently seeking propos-
als from states and U.S. territories
interested in securing Federal
grant assistance to acquire land
or plan for endangered species
conservation efforts. For fiscal
year 2007, the President's budget
request for the Cooperative
Endangered Species Conserva-
tion Fund would provide approxi-.
mately $80 million in grant fund- '
ing for conservation, planning
activities and habitat acquisition
for federally protected species.
Proposals must be submitted to
the appropriate Service Regional
Offices by Feb. 7, 2007.
"Providing grants to our state
partners is one of the most
important tools we have to' con-
serve' imperiled species," said
Service Director H. Dale Hall.
"These grants enable states to
build partnerships' with local
'communities and private
landowners to support voluntary
stewardship efforts for wildlife
The Cooperative Endangered
Species Conservation Fund is
authorized under Section 6 of the
Endangered Species Act and pro-
vides grants to states and territo-
ries to support participation in a
wide array of voluntary conserva-
tion projects for species on the
Federal list of threatened and
endangered species, as well as
for species that are either candi-
dates or have been proposed for
The Service is seeking propos-
als under three Cooperative
Endangered Species Cofiserva-
tion Fund categories:
Recovery Land Acquisition
Grants These grants provide
funds to states and territories for
acquisition of threatened and
-endangered species habitat in
support of approved recovery
plans. Acquiring habitat in order
to secure long term protection is
often the critical element in a
comprehensive recovery effort
for a listed species.
Habitat Conservation Plan-
ning Assistance' Grants These
grants provide funds to states and
territories to support the develop-
ment of Habitat Conservation
Plans (HCPs). The purpose of an-
HCP is to ensure adequate pro-
tection for threatened and endan-
gered species, while at the same
time providing for economic
growth and development. These
grants provide support for base-
line surveys and inventories, doc-
ument preparation, 'outreach,
and similar planning activities.
HCP Land Acquisition Grants -
These grants provide funds to
states and territories to acquire
land associated with approved
HCPs. Grants do not fund the mit-
igation required of an HCP per-
mittee; instead, they support
acquisitions by the State or local
governments that complement
actions associated with the HCP.
By .law, the state or territory
must have a current cooperative
agreement with the Service and
contribute 25 percent of the esti-
mated program costs of
approved -projects, or 10 percent
when two or more states or terri-
tories undertake a joint project.
The grants are expected to be
awarded during summer 2007.
For more information about
these grants and grant applica-
tion requirements'contact: U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Divi-
sion of Consultation, Habitat
Conservation Planning, Recovery
and State Grants, 4401 N. Fairfax
Drive, Room 420, Arlington, Va.
22203, (703) 358-2106. Informa-,
tion also can be accessed at
The Cooperative Endangered
Species Conservation Fund is
identified in the Catalog of Feder-
al Domestic Assistance as num-
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is the principal Federal
agency responsible 'for conserv-
ing, protecting and enhancing
fish, wildlife and plants and their
habitats for the continuing bene-
fit of the American people. The
Service manages the 95-million-
acre National Wildlife Refuge Sys-
tem, which encompasses 545,
national wildlife refuges, thou-
sands of small wetlands and
other specialmanagement areas.,
It also operates 69 national fish
hatcheries, 64 fishery resources
offices, and 81 ecological services
field stations. The agency
enforces Federal wildlife laws,
administers the Endangered
Species Act, .manages migratory
bird populations, restores nation-
ally significant fisheries, con-
serves and restores wildlife habi-
tatisuch as wetlands, and helps
foreign and Native American
Tribal governments with their
conservation efforts. It also over-
sees the Federal Assistance pro-
grarh, which distributes hun-
dreds of millions of dollars in
excise taxes on fishing and hunt-.
ingsequipment to State fish and
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High &Drv! Beaouful acre trt with lots of p
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OCC rides for Lighthouse Refuge
Members of the Christian Cycles are (left to right), Holly Stewart, Debbie Izzo, founder,
Donna Dean, Roland Spencer and Chad Garrett. The group will ride today to help with the
Lighthouse Refuge Ministry.
Reflections from the Pulpit
Rev. Maurice Alexander,
Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church
"Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the LORD; though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be
as wool." (Isaiah 1:18).
There has been a peace offer-
ing from the divine. In this advent
season let us remember in all
that we do, there should be a rea-
son. It is so easy to lose focus on
the true meaning of the simple
.things.that we do. Giving and tak-
ing is a common occurrence in
all of our lives. The challenge is
remembering that people do not
have to be nice. When someone
gives you something we must
remember to say thankyou.
In this text we are faced with a
* gift that cannot be. compared
with any other. There is a reason
for the season and it is found in
this text. Here the creator is call-
ing a cease fire in war of
mankind. There is a spiritual war,
raging in the atmosphere. We
see it occurring in our homes,
our communities and even our
churches. The ravages of war are
showing their effect on the entire
Why does the fighting contin-
ue,even after the cease fire has
been sounded? Why do battles
rage even after the War is over.
The Spiritual war that leads to
destruction was called on the hill
Luke 2:13 "And suddenly
there was with the angel a multi-
tude of the heavenly host prais-
ing God, and saying, 14 Glory to,
God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward rhen."
The shepherds symbolized
every common man extending
joy to all.
The answer is that it is our job
to take the news to every man.
Go tell it on the mountain. Not
just by our mouths, but by the
deeds that we demonstrate in
our bodies'. How can we tell oth-
ers how to live when we have no
positive testimony? There must'
be a change in how we operate
and how we treat our neighbors.
The truest gift we can give is
treating people as was demon-
strated b) the Peace Maker.
He came down to demon-
strate-the ultimate sacrifice. This
is a sacrifice we cannot improve
upon, butwe can put into action.
Then and only then' will we
change the world,.one person at
a time. Then we find ourselves
helping those that hurt us, so
*they will not hurt any more, heal-
ing those that are sick, so they
will heal oth ;rs, teaching those
Okeecliobee News/Pete Gawda
These "Little Packages", members of First Baptist Church Preschool Two Years Old Class,
took part in the church's Christmas presentation "Christmas is Jesus" on Sunday
evening, Dec. 3.
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arle Cook, Pastor
51 NW 981' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
.i (Next to Bank of America) ,
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Center of attention,
Gracie Gamiotea, 4, was the center of attention with her
solo performance during First Baptist Church's hanging
of the green celebration "Christmas is Jesus". The wor-,
ship and youth choirs and students from First Baptist
Church Preschool took part in the performance which was
held Sunday evening, Dec. 3 at the church.
that do not know, so they can
teach others. This is why He
came and this is the real meaning
Area Religion News
See all our handcrafted Decadent Desserts atpublix.com/desserts, andplease order 24 hours in advance.
parents' day out
Corner Stone Baptist Church,,
18387 U.S. 441 N., will host par-
ents' day out on Saturday, Dec. 9,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for children
ages 2-14. Christmas activities and
food will be provided. Parents are
welcome to return.at 2 p.m. for a
children's performance. For infor-
mation contact Pastor Tom at (863)
532-8519; or, tom@cornerstoneo-
The Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
host a holiday cookie sale Saturday,.
Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. In
addition to homemade cookies,
breads and candies the Church
Cookbook will also be on sale. All.
proceeds from the sale will be used
toward rebuilding the church facili-
ties. For information, call
Brough at (863) 763-4228.
Haven of Rest Church, now
located in the Cedar Plaza on S.W.
Third Terrace, will present a pro-
gram 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)
rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee. Community
Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the
eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the
First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be
presented the weekend before
Christmas Dec. 15, 16' and 17.
Singers should be able to match
pitch and read music somewhat.
The rehearsals are fast-paced and
loads of-fun. Winter residents are
always welcome. For information,
call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.
The Worship Team of His
House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene,i425 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. Tickets
are available at the church office
from 9 a.m. until noon weekdays,
or call Cathy at (863) 763-3519.
Also offered that day from 9 until
noon will be a free gift wrapping
Patricia L. Goolsby Lic. Real Estate Broker
SERVING 4 COUNTIES -
(863) 697-1280 cell
(863) 763-5335. office
Berger Real (863) 467-3639 fax
Estate (800) 538-0038. toll free
800 S. Parrott Ave:
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Corner Of SR 70 West
& N.W. 7th Ave.
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Specialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 8,
through Thursday, Dec. 14, are as
Theatre I -"Prestige" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:10
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Unaccompanied
Minors"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
I unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers arespecial-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out assess-
ment of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply.:For infor-
mation call (772) 595-1385.
quilts for sale
.. The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies. vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required-
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must
have a revaccination 12 months
after the initial vaccination. There-
after, revaccination requirements
would conform to the vaccine
manufacturer's direction. Vendors
should be reminded that any dog
or cat offered for sale is to be sold
with a. health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
desperately needed -
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life -
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they.
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of _
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BEAGLE, Female, in Bassinger
area, week of 11/20/06, call
to identify. (863)467-4823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
FEMALE DOG, short, red, with
collar, found in R-Bar Es-
LEOPARD HOUND: Found in
the Viking area. Call to ID.
BOXER/LAB MIX- female,
.black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier. 12/03 Vic. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
KERR DOG- female,
brown/white, vic of Country
Hills, wearing collar & tags
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LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
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
CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
KITTENS- (6) white and
orange, 8 wks old, cute, me-
dium to long haired.
LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good home only
ONAN GENERATOR, From old-
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 & 10th,
7am-5pm, 401 Jordan Terrace
Freezer, Books, Clothes, Kirby
Sweeper, Tools, Gas Grill &
a Bunch of Miscellaneous.
OKEE -2001 SW 3rd Ave.
Fri. Sat. & Sun,
Everything must go!!
Under canopy so.....
Rain or Shine
2913 SE 18th Terrace
Taylor Creek Isles
Sat., Dec 9th 8a- 2p
Dishes, Chairs, tractor parts,
Christmas items, Misc.
Okeechobee, 11 9th St., BHR
Fri. & Sat,, Dec. 8th & 9th
17514 NW Broadland Lane
Kissimmee River Estates
December 8th, 9th, 10th
7am to 1pm
OKEECHOBEE, Fri., 12/8 &
Sat., 12/9, 7am til 4pm,
10127 Northeast 23rd Lane,
Spot in the Sun, Free Pot
Belly Pig, Chickens. Clean-
ing Out, Everything Goesl
OKEECHOBEE Fri., Sat. & Sun,
Dec. 8th, 9th & 10th, 8am-?,
8175 NE 12th St., Turn right
on 80th Ave. and follow signs.
Tools (some antique), Lg. Frog
Collection, Tractors, Riding
Lawn Mower, Equip. Trailer,
5th Wheel Trailer ..Much Morel
Okeechobee, Sat., 12/9
3225 Northwest 1st St.
Lots of Everything!!
Come & 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-
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meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
AC TECHS & HELPERS
Commercial project located
in Sebring. Good pay and
Call Jim for an interview
BABYSITTER- Needed In my
home. Call for details
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Commercial project located in
Sebring. Good pay and
benefits package. Call Bill for
an interview 772-221-1660.
FULL TIME STYLIST NEEDED
Immediate opening. Vanity
Salon & Spay
(863)763-0404 or 634-1263
Must have good driving record
Apply between 8am-4pm M-S
Mature & Experienced
Night 863-763-5321 or
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWR Fax 863-763-1003 or
L ATIPSOH4 O SRELUAR
Come join the dynamic team of healthcare provid-
ers in a friendly caring work environment at
Raulerson Hospital. We offer competitive wages,
excellent benefits and career development. We
currently have the following openings:
FT Case Manager Requires FL RN License and
prior Case Mgmt experience.
FT, PT & PRN Patient Care Assistants -
Requires FL Certificate and current CPR.
*FT, PT, and PRN Registered Nurses Requires
FL RN License and current CPR.
FT, PT & PRN Respiratory Therapist 7p-7a
Requires FL Respiratory License & Current CPR
Applications may be picked up in Human Re-
sources at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy 441,
North, Okeechobee. For additional information
please visit our website:
Raulerson Hospital is an equal
When you want something Earn some extra cash.
sold, advertise In the Sell your used items in
classilleds. the classlfleds
Class A CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Must be experienced and
professional. Please call Kathy
863-357-0500 Ext. 118
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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Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest Lancaste (8631634-2044
Newspaper carrier needed for
Delivery of Ft. Pierce Tribune
Newspapers in Okeechobee
area, $300+/weekly, Call
Jon Shaw for info
(772)216-0233 or Danny
Heavy equipment classified
paper looking for office help,
sales rep's, and paper route
drivers. Part-time and full-time
Must have: computer skills,
drivers license, willing to travel
Needed In a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on job.
Excellent benefit plan offered.
Fax resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400.
Renal Care Center has
immediate opening for an RN..
F/T-P/T, good benefits,
training provided. Apply 201
.SW 16th St. (863)467-7654
Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
ou check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
Chine, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- Bard, Self con-
tained, 5 ton, Wall mount
$750. or best. offer.
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758.
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150.
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape. $175 for both.
WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr. til '09. Like new. Pd.
$2000. Asking $800 or best
ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
DYNO AIR BIKE- w/green pegs
to grind with and rotating
handle bar. Good cond. $50
I Genra Iot
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
SCHWINN BIKES (2) brand
new, never on road, 1 mans,
1 woman, $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225
COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliott's Pawn Shop
BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes,
blue, bed only, excellent con-
dition, $150. (863)634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-flo, excellent
condition, pink w/ detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
CLOTHES- Litll, Gir s. Size 2T,
Never worn 20 ourtils total:
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most in cases.
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-0125
over 3000 $800 or best of-
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.
WEDDING GOWN- Jace/.satin;
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
1) rectangle, (1) round &
1 round with lamp, $40.
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2 NS, hdbd,
ftbrd, chest, mirror $2200
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
BUNK BED, Loft style, all in
one, purchased at Badcock,
exc. cond. $500
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
READING A NEWSPAPER .. .
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lie. # 2349 & # 5698
Provided in a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
mnlm you a more Infoneed
awnd iteting permo. No
wonder ueipaper reuden
are more umsssl
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
CHAIRS (35), Brown metal,
folding. $105 for all or will
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offer
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 for set, (863)675-4098
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
COMPUTER DESK, 31' long x
4/' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400. 863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8223
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
-DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ iron chairs, $300
DINING TABLE, Glass top,
Metal legs (Metallic look), With
6 chairs. Like new. $350.
(239)537-4253 LeBelle area
DINING TABLE: w/4 Chairs,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood,
excellent condition $275
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for all.
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
tra thick, forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $450 (863)634-5225
KITTEN- Male, orange tabby
& white, approx 8 wks old,
bottle fed, $15.
CHAIR- excellent condition
PEDESTAL TAL'E-" Round
1a.', Old, G O o [ dilion1o
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattress on
wheels. Excellent condition.
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pastel floral, design, very
good cond., $150 or best of-
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-
gundy/green check, asking
Youp next job could be h
today's classilleds. Did
you look for It?
Okeechobee News. Saturday, December 9, 2006
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $175.863-946-3123
CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type "C"
front to sight, $1200 or best
GUN CABINET: Holds 10
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
RIFLE, Ruger All Weather,
stainless steel, 10/22 with
scope, extras. $275
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target grips &
sights $350 (937)215-0307
TAURAS, 45 cal., semi-auto
pistol, new in box. $450
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-2032 Iv msg
BAR BELL WEIGHT SET- New
in box. With multi-function
BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition. Pd. $1400. Will sell
for $500. You haul.
(863)801-1891 after 3pm
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
Westco. Cadence 7E, Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
Gas Heater, Empire Comfort
Sys.used 1 seas., $100 neg.
TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$425. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)1673-5023 ":
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
I ightig & an I
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
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built in charger & rear
pocket. $4500. 863-467-1533
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used,.$900
will sell separately.
In need of Boy Scout/Cub
Scout uniforms for a new
pack in Buckhead Ridge.
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,
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500.863-843-0913 Lv msg
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
WELDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, $200 firm.
DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
piece, with symbols & stool..
Like new. Retails $355, asking
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone,, seldom
Sued, like new, soft case,
BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females,
6 wks, wormed & 1st shots,
APR reg. incl. pedigree certif.
$350 ea. (863)634-7723
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked.
$300, $400 & $450.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 wks,
':Mr. Personalty", vet checked,
Free bed incld $275 cash.
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
& 1 F. Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shots $295 (561)271-1032
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must
see! $300 for Females, or
SATELLITE DISH, New. Single
LMB. $25 or best offer.
POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
WEIGHT BENCH, WELDER w/
leg attach., 230 lb. weights,
weight tree,'Olympic bar,
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $650. or best of-
ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
Directional, Amplified In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989
HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask--
ing $500 or best offer
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
tion. $800, (239)248-4758
BENCH' SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp w/miter cut &'rail. $100
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
Dewalt, used once, $300 or
best offer.. (863)697-8837
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craftsman, cuts angle, new-
blade and stand $60
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w/radiator & fuel tank.
MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine -driven, $450.
BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery'
SCOOTER, Battery operated,"
Sunl. $75 (863)467-4567
TMX ELMO, brand'new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
ORECK XL, lots of extra bags,
only used 2 times, top of the
line, pd $900, asking $350.
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
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. Incld all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. Kid safe. $1200.
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Dec. 9th, Tack 1Oam
Horse 12 noon
Okee. Agri. Civic Center.
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049
BAR-B-Q Grill, All l3inlexr,
*\'f1 Lomplte t, ll' ie Lie
man 3 way system, new
GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled, very good condition,
$1 25(863)763-8225 or
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2),
for parts, good.engines,
$200 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
tor. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
ANGUS BULL, Purebred, 4 yrs
old, Lemmon/Jarrell blood,
' ood cond., ready to work.
GOATS, 1 large Billy, 1 small
Billy, 2 Nannies, several kids.
Call for pricing.
CANARY ISLAND DATE
PALMS: 7 gallon...over
stocked. $8 each. Stock #
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APT. 1BR/1BA & AN EFFC'Y
Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
No pets. 561-329-8205
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.
$1150 moves you In.
No Petsl Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
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.
EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, 1ba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
11th St., New 2 Bdrm.,11'/Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722
BASSWOOD: 2 Bdrm., Up to
date kitchen new apple. Brand
new C/Air. W/D. $890 mo. +
sec. & ref's. (56f)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., 1/2Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1200. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-795-4425
DIXIE RANCHACRES, 2BR,,
1BA, Call for info.
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left
Totally refurbished. New kitch-
:1- v w',alsnwater New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414 .
IN TOWN, 28RI, 'BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954 '
New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
Oak Lake, 2BR 2BA Vilij.
'*win laurnd y, :ricl [Q ,0
Ig. driveway, no pets,
OKEECHOBEE- 2br,,2ba CBS
Home, 406-NE 7th St. $850.
mo. + 1st., last & $500 sec.
-BRAND NEW OFFICE~S-
Luc Aied on Wesi ide of rinew
Courinouspe. fw Availi3Dle.
Cjll3..udj 31 fh63J467-0831
Q Great Location!
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
Office Space Needs a Build
SOut. 2,000Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included;
RENTALS & WATERFRONT
FOR SALE (863)467-8683
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br, -
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior115K. Lawrence '
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th
Ave., 4BR, 2BA, 1 Car garage,
ready now, $1200/mo.
$0 down. (863)484-0809
When doing those chores
Is doing you in, It's time
to. look for a helper in
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010,
Mobile Homes Rent2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
MOBILE HOME STEPS- with
railing $45 (863)697-3090
I IAutmo ile
1997 FORD ESCORT
Automatic, 9 9
only 56k miles ...... "- 9800
1996 SATURN SL1
Automatic, $ 4 O9
only 56k miles ...... ,
1995 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
value ............ l$4,9O
1997 FORD RANGER EXT CAB
5-speed, good M
condition, low price $ 980,0
1998 FORD F150I XLT 4x4
V8, regular cab, g- AOO
won't last @ ...... '$y6UO
1999 ACURA INTEGRA GS
leather .......... .$-U f
2003 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED
Auto, V8. leather, $
3rd row seating .1
2004 FORD F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB
Auto, leather, V8, 2. 1 O
black/tan, sharp .". 1
2002 FORD F250 LARIAT SUPERCREW
4x4. auto, VB, $1998
tow boat or horses 9 0
2005 GMC SIERRA SLE CREW CAB
Auto, V8, only 25k e IRAi
mi, immaculate ...I 191900
2005 FORD F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB
Auto, leather, V8,.$2
red/tan, hurry ..1. ,9y
2002 FORD F350 LARIAT SUPERCREW
4x4, 7.3.:turbo, i O
diesel lift kit .....-"6 ,98
2004 FORD F5350 KIT SUPERCAB 4X4
Diesel, auto, only 88
27k mi, won't last .I--, 9
E^^u^JiR BS i IIii
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. In town. No Pets.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No peli
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
An 800 sq. ft. living area
in BarloWs Fish Camp,
441 SE,ic/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $25,000 Neg.
LORIDA- Nice '05, 28 ft mob
home w/extras, built on
room, Mossy Cove Lot 13,
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5500
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
JON Boat- 12 FT, transom,
great for hunting, green, 6 hp
Johnson, trailer excellent
cond. $400 (863)763-8797
MASTERCRAFT 1995, Ski
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75.
Shrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top,, dbl axle trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
generator. New 9.8 0/B. Good
working cond. Just pulled from
water $7000. (863)484-0625
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape-, $1500
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120-
PRAIRIE SCHOONER, '89, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
CENTER CONSOLE- new.fiber-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
300 or best offer
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.
DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
HD Leathers, mens & ladies
jackets, chaps, pants, vests,
1 helmet, new & like' new,
TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
with ramp, galvanized, 12"
tires, 12'2" overall length.
BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt-
bikes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125. (863)763-2007
-ublcN t ic
Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utililty Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
, >l role epair
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (rel) 863-763-9460, Fax) 863-763-3746. The
OUA reserves there right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities in any
bid'wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be in the best Interest of the
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located at
Okeechobee Utflity Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974
n or before 3:00 PM on December 19,2006.
John F. Hayford
179933 ON 12/7-1T3/06
CAMO 4 WHEELER '06-.70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc,
Brand new. $550 or best
offer. (863)675-0506 or
E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 ly..msg.
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70bc,
upgrading, camo color, $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
ask for Sam
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
GO CART- runs, $300
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
Suzuki Eiger, '04, w/ramps,
400, 4x4, low miles, new tires,
winch, Must Sell' $3000 or
best oter. (7,'2)240-5038
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
SFoUr Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK CENTURY STATION
.WAGON, '95, very clean,
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
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, iery good condition,
$800 or best offer.
.DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
Needs work. $300
GEO METRO- '94, great on
gas, good for first car,.
orange, $500 or best offer
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04,
Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond in/outside. Sirrus
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
NISSAN STANZA, '90,' needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)612-5457 after 5 PM
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K mi. $850.
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
TOYOTA COROLLA '90, Good
condition, a/c works, auto.,.
front wheel drive. $750
CJ JEEP '83, Must see, good
FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details'
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
YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
best offer. (989)831-5135
YAMAHA, Electric, '96, good
mFOD F55-'4,Deel u
FORD F350- '94, Diesel, su-
percrew, 220 K, runs needs
work, $1500 (863)763-7831
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $700.
CHEVY MOTOR 305, out of
'87 Chevy truck. $100
FLAT BED, Steel: 20 Ft,
$1200 or best offer.
FORD F150 '87, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$100 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for '01
Nissan Altima SE, $200 or
best offer (863)902-1159
. RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy Impala LTZ, 17"
rims, 225/55/R17 Goodyears.
_$1500 neg. (863)697-0328"
RIMS, Chrome, 17" with cen-
ter caps, factory Dodge 8
lug. $100 (863)634-3119
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.
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires .& Univ. rims,
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20' chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES (4), LT28/5/7R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV. $100 for pair.
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. '$75
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber.
glass lor Full Size (oii a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
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.
CHEVY '83, h/Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $1200
FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body in excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
FORD RANGER- '95, White,
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer
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.
FORD HUNTING BUGGY runs,
needs some work. $1500
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Lieutenant Donnie Hagan (left) was recognized for 10
years of service with the Okeechobee City Police
Department. Mayor Jim Kirk (right) presented him with
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