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Briefs

Clerk offices
close for luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court will be closed
between noon and 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 22, for the annu-
al employee holiday season
luncheon.
The office will reopen
promptly at 1:30 p.m.
The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
If so, call our offices at (863)
763-3134 and give us your
address. We'll then publish it in
this spot so ever one in the
community can drive by and
enjoy your festive decorations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
10-10S.E. 21s[[St.
1060 S.E. 21st S t.
1065 S.E. 21st St
1475S E 21st St.
1260 S.E. 2.3rd St
(Blue Heron)
2801 S.E. 18th Ct..
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
3268 N.W 26th Ave.
603 N.W. 17th St.
605 N.W. 17th St.
14420 N.W. 292nd St.
6952 N.W 30th St.
3033 N.W. 37th Ave.
11087 N.E. lstWay
7950 S.R. 78W
S.W 44th Blvd.-
(Palm Village Ranch)
3421 S.W 18th St.
710 S.W 28th St.
2224 S.W 28th St.
4411 S.W. 13thAve.
2247 S.W2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 miles W on S.R. 70

Drought Index
Current: 641
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.08 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
16.37 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds . . .10-12
Comics .............9
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ..............5
TV ............... 11
Weather .......... .2
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Christmas celebration: Hanging of the Greens


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The First Baptist Church Worship Choir, under the direction of David Harris, along with
the First Baptist Church Preschool and the youth choir presented a hanging of the
green celebration, "Christmas is Jesus" on Sunday evening, Dec. 3.


These four-year olds from First Baptist Church Preschool started tneir musical careers
quite young as .they sang "Wasn't That a- Mighty Day" as part of a hanging of the greens
celebration "Christmas is Jesus" held at the church Sunday evening Dec. 3.


Members of First Baptist Church Preschool joined the church's choir under the direc-
tion of David Harris in the Christmas presentation "Christmas is Jesus" on Sunday
night, Dec. 3.


Man arrested



for having


sex withteen


Singleton is
a convicted
sex offender
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A convicted sexual offender
from St. Lucie County.was
arrested over the %weekend in
Okeechobee County alter he
alleged\ had sexual relations
.with a i.enriage girl v, ho he had
met through a mutual friend.
Christopher Scott Singleton,
25, S E. 3-lth Ave., was arrested
Friday, Dec. 8, by Detective
David Rogers from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office


(OCSO). He x\as charged with
unlawful sexual activity with a
minor as
well as
grand theft
(posses-
sion), deal-
ing in stolen
property, and
defrauding a
paw nbroker.
Singleton
was booked Christopher
into the Singleton
Okeechobee .
County Jail under a bond of
$150:000. .. .
According to Detective
Rogers, Singleton was arrest-
See Arrest Page 2


Expansion of the waste-
water treatment plant will once
again top the meeting agenda
for the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA).,
That meeting will get under
way at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
12, and will be held in the OUA
offices at 100 S.W. Fifth Ave.
The board will be consider-
ing a contract with an assess-
ment methodology consultant


OUA directors


will discuss


plant expansion
By Pete Gawda to work with OUA staff, bond
Okeechobee News counsel and the finance/project


teamrn. Under the finance plan
utilized by OUA, developers are
paying a guaranteed capacity
fee.
This fee will be used to help
finance the plant expansion.
This fee also guarantees the
developer that the sewer capac-
ity necessary for their develop-
ment will be available when
needed.
In most cases, the payment
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Giant ornament
Residents of this house in southwest Okeechobee hung
a giant ornament on the tree in their yard to wish every-
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injuries in accident

LAKE PLACID An Okee-
chobee man was taken to a local
hospital Monday with minor
injuries following a two-vehicle*
accident on S.R. 70 in which the
other driver was killed.
According to Trooper Roger B.
Crews of the Florida Highway.
Patrol, Craig Alvin Crews, 38, of
Lake Placid, was killed in the 6:40
a.m. crash.
Travis Rusty McKenna, 26, of
Okeechobee, was taken to
Raulerson Hospital where he
received treatment for his injuries,..


'continued the trooper's report.
The accident occurred 18
miles east of Lake Placid.
Trooper Crews' report states
that Mr. McKenna was westbound
and passing other westbound
vehicles on S.R. 70 in a 2000 Mack
truck. At the same time Mr.
Crews, in a 1987 Jeep, was east-.
bound on the same highway.-
The. front of Mr.. McKenna's
truck collided with the right front'
of the Jeep in the center of the
roadway, stated the report.
The report goes on to state that'
Mr. Crews died in the crash.
Damage to Mr., McKenfia's
truck was.estimated at $10,000,
stated the FHP report.
:iThe accident is, still under
investigation, said Trooper Crews.


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cial Holiday Events

CS Hill Park Santi: Santa throughlive nativity. Christmas play entitled !Word of nation, call (863) 763-4127.
will be iln City Hall Park on Dc. .lobe Sound Bible Church: God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sunday, ..(Oakview Baptist Church},
12, 13 and 14 from .6 until 8 p.m. Hobe Sound Bible Church will .Dec. 17. Tickets are not required 1 677 S.W. 32nd St., Wednesday,:
Pictures with. Santa are :$. present a dramatized live nativity and the event is open to the pub- Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-wide
Goody bags will be given to the at 11295 SSE. Gomez Ave. in 'li. For information, call Wanda Christmassong celebration.
children. Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and Woodham at (863) 763-9352. Santa on the fire truck: Dec.
Kiwanst Santa in Park #4: .17 at 7:30 p.m. For information, Okeechobee Yatchette Club; 20 in the NW and N.E. sections
Dec 15, 16,18, 19,20,21,22 and call (772) 546-5696. lighted Christmas Boat Parade of the city; Dec. 21 in the S.E.
23 from 6 until 8 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, 677 on Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade section of the city; Dec. 22 in the
Oakview BaptWit Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 17, at will form at 5:30 p.m. behind the S.W. section of the city.
S.W. 32nd St., Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. adult Christmas music Burger King.on S.R. 70, then pro- Oakview Baptist Church, 677
from 7 until 8:30 p.m. drive- and drama entitled "A Christmas ceed down Taylor Creek to the S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 24, at
through live nativity. Prayer." lock, then left to the VFW or 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
SBaptist Church, 677 Sacred Heart Catholic Butch's Backyard Lounge. For Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Friday, Dec. 15, at Church: Sacred Heart Catholic information, contact Bob S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 31, at
7 p.m. adult Christmas music Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or 5 p.m. New Year's Eve service.
and drama entitled "A Christmas present "Christmas Around the (863) 467-7050. First United Methodist
Prayer." World," an outdoor, multi- Church of God, The Okee- Church: The First United
hrma Cantata: Dec. 15, dimensional Christmas Nativity chobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-.
16 and 17 at the First United celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, Fourth Ave., will present "Every- ond St., will hold a special Christ-
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-. from 5 until 7 p.m. Admission thing Glorious" an anointed mas service on Sunday, Dec. 24.
ond St. For information, call and parking are free. For infor- praise and worship musical One morning service will be
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714. nation, call (863) 763-3727. drama for Christmas on Sun- from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and can-
Ol&vlew Baptist Church, 677 Church of God of Prophecy: day, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be delight services at 5 and 7 p.m.
S.W. 32nd St., Saturday, Dec. 16, The Church of God of Prophecy, presented again on Monday, For information, call the church
from 7 until 8:30 p.m,, drive- 102 N.W. 10th St., will present a Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For infor- office at (863) 763-4021.


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Arrest
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ed for allegedly having consen-
sual sexual relations with a 16-
year-old runaway. from Miami-:
DadeCounty.
Detective Rogers said the girl;,
whose identity was not released,..
apparently ran away from a.
Department of Children and
Families (DCF) foster home in
the early part of October.
"She's been with: Singleton
for one-and-a-half to two-
months," said the detective.
He went on to say that the girl
is back in DCF custody;.
The detective said the other
felony charges stem from a bur-'
glary case he's working.
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the detective.
He went on to explain that the
grand theft charge stems from
Singleton's alleged possession of
items taken in the burglary.
Singleton's. criminal' history
indicates he was arrested in Port
St. Lucie where he entered a
plea of no contest to a charge of
lewd and lascivious battery. He.
reportedly had consensual sex
with a 15-year-old female.
Following his plea, Singleton
received a sentence of four.
months and 20 days to be fol-
lowed by two years sexual
offender probation, indicate St.
Lucie County court records.
In March of 2002 he was
arrested on a charge of posses-:
sion of cocaine and found guilty.
After that arrest, he was charged
with violation of community con-


issuance of bonds.
Plant Metzger and Willard will be
presenting the cost of engineering
Continued From Page 1 services in connection with revis-
of this fee is spread out over sever- ing plans for plant expansion.
al years. As the property is platted Originally, the plant' was to be
and resold, the assessmentI expanded by 3 million gallons a
methodology consultant would day (MGD), but due to lack of.
keep up with the amount of interest by the development corn-
capacityfee owed by a particular munity, that expansion was
piece of property and devise a .reduced to2 MGOD.
way for the new property owner According to figures that will
to be assessed that amount. be presented to the board, the
The board will consider adop. estimated cost of expanding the
lion of a resolution authorizing wastewater plant by 2 MGD is
the issuance of bonds to finance $24.4 million, which includes a 10
the plant expansion. percent contingency.
The OUA board will also be The board will also receive the
considering a proposal from Met- results of a study concerning the
zger & Willard for engineering feasibility of the new plant being
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trol (VOCC) and his community
control was terminated. Singleton
was found guilty on the drug
charge and sentenced to 20
months in prison, that, was to be
followed by oneyear's probation.
In July of 2004, Singleton was
charged with violation of proba-
tion based on the drug charge
and sent back to prison.
Following his release from
prison, he registered in Okee-
chobee County in August of 2005.
St. Lucie County records also
indicate Singleton has been
arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, as. well a
number of traffic violations.
SDetective Rogers said the girl
was not charged in connection
with the alleged burglary. He
also said his investigation is con-
tinuing.


option had been discussed earlier
as a means of accepting excess
,leachate water from the landfill.
The study is presented for
information only and was paid for
by Waste Management.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive the finance report for
the period ending Nov. 30;
award a contract for the
cleaning and painting of the. hold-
ing tank at the surfacewater treat-
ment plant;
approve a pay request from
TLC Diversified for work complet-
ed on OUA lift stations; and,
approve for advertisement
application requests for board
and alternate OUA board mem-
bers to represent Glades County.


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News Briefs

Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees
from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging
in size from 4 to 11 feet. Prices range from $25 to $85.
They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it
home.
Garbage won't be picked up Dec. 25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that
there will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on
Monday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday,
Dec. 25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will
be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be
picked up Thursday, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up
Friday, Dec. 29; and Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday,
Dec. 30.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.
Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
Christmas and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over
$250 redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Flo-
ral Design, 300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian
Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31.
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license..
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your
driver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up o they
do not have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will
ask for the name, address and phone number of two people you
want to have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other relat-
ed concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In
Okeechobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441
S.E. Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.
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- FFA donation
Members of the Yearling Middle School FFA chapter donated $200 to the school's
, Builders Club to help provide Christmas gifts to needy children through Operation Christ-
- mas Child. FFA members (left to right) are: Buddy Mills advisor, Kelsey Rodriquez,
.. Mandi Harrison and James Sharpe-president of FFA. Those receiving the check are
Builder's Club President Emily Raulerson, Brittney Ball, Taylor Fulford, Kayla Harrison
and Sylvia Bandi-Builders Club advisor.


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Christmas trio
This trio, made up of, left to right, Alyssa Wright, Lauren Wegmann and Matt Walker took
part in First Baptist Church's hanging of the green celebration "Christmas is Jesus" which
was held Sunday evening, Dec. 3 at the church.


Arrest Report

The following individuals Lucie, was arrested Dec. 9 by 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was
were arrested on felony or driv- Deputy Donald Ellis on a felony arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy Eddie
ing under the influence (DUI) charge of possession of cocaine, Baker on an Okeechobee Coun-
charges by the Okeechobee and misdemeanor charges. of ty warrant charging him with
County Sheriff's Office .(OCSO), resisting arrest without violence violation of probation dealing
the Okeechobee City Police and no valid driver's license. His in stolen property. He is being
De part rrent (OCPD), the Florida bond was set at $6,500. held without bond.
High\ayv Patrol (FHP), the Flori- *,Margaret Britnell, 24, N.E. Javier Lozano, 34, St. Lucie
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva- 12th Lane, Okeechobee, was St., Lake Placid, was arrested
tion Commission (FWC) or the arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy Antho- Dec. 10 by the OCPD on a charge
Department of. Corrections ny Kibler on an Okeechobee of driving under the influence.
(DOC) County warrant charging 'her His bond was set at $750.
Margarito Cardenas, 33, with theft from a person over 65. This column lists arrests and
S.W. 154th. Place, Ocala, was Her bond was set at $1,500. not convictions, .unless other-
arrested Dec. 8 by Deputy Sam Freddy Romero-Lopez, 35, wise stated. Anyone listed here
Thomas on a warrant charging Gardenas Ave., Fort Pierce, was who is later found innocent or
him with possession of marijua- arrested Dec. 9 by Sergeant Vic- has had the charges against
na over 20 grams. He is being toria Williams on a charge of them dropped is welcome to
held without bond. driving under the influence. His inform I this newspaper. The
Roberto Lopez Sanchez, 28, bond was set at $1,000. information will be confirmed
S.W. Grimaldo Terrace, Port St. Stephen R. Barton, 19, N.E. and printed.

Obituaries


Sarah Jane Bricko
Sarah Jane Bricko, age 87, of
Okeechobee, died at Raulerson
Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 7,2006.
She has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 11 years, was a mem-
ber of the American Legion Auxil-
iary, and enjoyed gardening,
mowing and housekeeping.
,Mrs. Bricko is survived by: her
loving husband of 56 years, Chester
J. Bricko of Okeechobee; sister,
Pauline Coldren of Port Allegany,
Pa.; nieces, Anita Coldren of Brad-
ford, Pa., Jane Peterson of Kane,
Pa., Penny Rink of Bradford, Pa.,
Robin Colwell of Parkersburg, W.
Va.; and, nephew, Tom Coldren of
; Smethport, Pa. .
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee,FL34973.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N. E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Alberta Skaer Keels
Alberta "Bert" Skaer Keels, age
82, of Buckhead Ridge, died at her
residence on Thursday, Dec. 7,
2006. She has been a resident of
Buckhead Ridge for the past 12
years and was an avid bowler.
Mrs. Keels was preceded in
death by: her husband, Charles;
and, son Frank.
She is survived by: son, Charles
(Tamra) Keels, Jr. of Palm Springs;
daughter, Laura Jo Keels of Ocala;
grandchildren, Ryan and Corey of
Okeechobee, Nicholas and Joshua
of Palm Springs; and, her daughter-
in-law, Darlene Keels of Okee-
chobee.


In lieu of flowers, the family
requests .donations to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973 or Palm Beach
Habilitation Center at 4522 South
Congress, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home'and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth St.,Okeechobee.
William Daniel
Dunmleavy
William Daniel "Bill" Dunleavy,
age 54, of Charlotte N.C. and for-
merly of Sanford, died Friday, Dec.
8, 2006 at his -.-
home. A native,
of Paterson,
N.J., he was a
son of the late
Grant J. and 7
Grace Branch
Dunleavy. He
lived in Florida
for the past 15
years where he William Danicl
was a truck William Daniel
driver for Vince Dunleavy
LaMariana and had previously
worked for Southeastern Commu-
nications Services.
Mr. Dunleavy was preceded in
death by a sister, Anna Claire Hicks.
He is survived by: son, William
D. Dunleavy II of Sanford; daugh-
ters, Barbara L. Dunleavy of
Mebane, N.C. and Wendy L. (Raul)
Webb of Brown Summit, N.C.; sis-
ters, Marjorie D. (Wayne) Kirkman
of Eden N.C., Rachel Dunleavy and
Terry Dunleavy, both of Reidsville,
N.C. and Claudia D. (Viktor).
Stegmeir of Charlotte, N.C.; broth-
er, Brian (Lynn) Dunleavy of Cov-
ington, Va.; love of his life, Debbie


Dunleavy; and, five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
on Monday, Dec. 11, in Evergreen
Memory Gardens.
The family has requested
memorials may be made to The
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
4193, Eden. N.C. 27289-4193.
GlenAlbert
Culbertson
Glen Albert Culbertson, age 91,
of Okeechobee, died Monday, Dec.
11, 2006, at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1915, in Auburn,
Ind., he has been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 11 years.
He loved to fish and go bowling.
He was a lifetime member of the
Moose and Elks Lodge and was
also a member of the Eagles.
He is preceded in death by his
daughter, Marsha Heller.
Mr. Culbertson is survived by:
his loving wife of 10 years, Rosie
Culbertson; stepsons, Mark L.
Cook of Auburn, Ind. and John P.
(Kathy) .Cook of Greenwood, Ind.;
stepdaughters, Sarah K. Cook of
Auburn, Ind. and Judy L. Cook of
Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Mark
Heller; and, granddaughters Debra
Eberhard and Diana Dunkel.
A memorial service will be held
at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 14,
2006, in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-
chobee.
In lieu of flowers, the family
wishes that memorial contribu-
tions be made to Good Shepard
Hospice of Highlands County, P.O.
Box 1881, Sebring, FL 33871-1884.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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is that I voted for him. Why doesn't he go back to Plains, Ga., shut up
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PARK: I just wanted to comment on the park up in town where they
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WATER: Would you please print an article on water use for even and
odd number addresses as it has appeared in papers both ways.
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back of my vehicle. Half way home I needed a Kleenex and reached for
my purse. It wasn't there. I turned around and went back to the store -
praying that I would be fortunate enough to find my purse. I went to the
customer service and asked if anyone had found my purse. A girl came
out of the office and told me a Spanish lady had found my purse and
returned it to the office. All the way home I praised God and asked him to
bless that woman as long as she lives. I am 80 and I want to express my
thanks and say sincerely God bless you. Merry Christmas everyone.

MOVIES: I was wondering if you could find out when the Brahman
Theatre might have the movie "One Night with the King" and also the
"The Nativity."
Editor's Note: We checked with the theater and were told that "One
Night with the King" will not be running. "The Nativity" coming soon but
the exact dates were not available at this time. We were told, however,
that when "The Nativity" is shown it will begin on a Friday and will run
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Community Events

Chamber event is canceled
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce has announced
that the Monday, Dec. 18, holiday get-together at Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory has been cancelled due to various delays.
Toys for Tots toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged children in
Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end Wednesday,
Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rott Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call the Chamber office
at (863) 763-6464.
Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honeybaked hams and turkeys for the
Christmas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders willbe avail-
able for pick up on Friday afternoon, Dec. 22. For information, call the.
Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual Christ-
mas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take place now
-hi ough Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys ranging from baby
to teen. They also need donations of turkeys, hams and all the trim-
mings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a fami-
ly by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the parents) to wrap
and place under the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach will
accept store gift certificates, checks made payable to the mission, or
cash and volunteers will purchase the items needed. Receipts are
available. Please make checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and
mail to P O. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.
Shriners selling Christmas trees
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking lot of
their building on U.S. 78 W until Dec. 23. They have Scotch pine, Fras-
er fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 feet. They will
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. 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 informa-
tion, 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., at8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets enery Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. 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, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church 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
information, 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 welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-
9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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-
1191.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W.:Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Prayer.Group meets atp -1 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. 'Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All. Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher-at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123.S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information,
call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday of
each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and Main
at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word at7 p.m.
For information call (863) 612-0640.
Oeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or
comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive Director, at
(863) 357-MAIN.



Community Events

Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present
"Christmas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional


Christmas Nativity celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7
p.m. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (863)
763-3727.
Church presenting Christmas drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
present "Everything Glorious" an anointed praise and worship
musical drama for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It
will be presented again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4127.

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


Community Events

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 classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501
(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft
seminar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to
stress the importance of financial literacy and assist the education-
al needs of the Okeechobee community.
County fair group to meet
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will meet Wednesday,
Dec. 13, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office on U.S. 98 at 6
p.m. All those interested in the upcoming county fair are invited.
Area Agency on Aging to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.,
1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, West Palm Beach, will hold its
monthly board of directors-executive committee meeting on
Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. For information, call (561) 684-5885.
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. ..-..
Business Women's group meets Dec. 15
The Okeechobee Business Women's Networking luncheon will
meet Friday, Dec. 15, at the Brahman Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., for networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Church plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., will hold the 'fol-
lowing special services for the holidays. Their schedule is: Friday,
Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Sunday,;Dec. -17, at 6 p.m. adult Christmas
music and drama entitled "A Christmas Prayer"; Thursday, Dec.
14, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 7 until 8:30
p.m., drive-through live nativity; Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. -
church-wide Christmas song celebration; Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5
p.m. Christmas Eve service; and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. New
Year's Eve service. ,
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 presents Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its eighth annual Christmas concert, "It
Took a Miracle", Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus", and other seasonal
favorites at the First United Methodist Church located at 200 N.W.
Second Ave., on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7
p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. The beautiful blend of 70 voices
comprising this season's choir represents singers from 17 local
churches. 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
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner programs.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 16, for
framing and installing roof trusses on the house being built for the
family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood. Bring your tools and
be at the building site by 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 357-
1371 and leave a message.
Rib dinners hosted by F&AM
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM, will sponsor a rib dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W
Fifth Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person and can be
obtained from any member of the Lodge. For information, contact
Matt Buxton at (863) 634-3706 or Rick Holt at (863) 634-8085. Take-
out plates will be available.


Father Duffy to celebrate anniversary
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Father Hugh Duffy will celebrate the 40th
anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with a special mass
at Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., at 4:30 p.rm.
Church hosting pancake breakfast
The Worship Team of His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pan-
cake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4
donation. The menu will include sausage and a beverage. 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 service.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th Stk Wvill present a
Christmas play entitled "Word of God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 17. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Wanda Woodham at (863) 763-9352.







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Fairtrace and Lewis capture Team Trail Classic


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Steve Fairtrace and Curtis
Lewis came from behind to cap-
ture the Okee-Tantie Team Trail
Classic, two-day bass tourna-
ment held last weekend at the
Scott Driver boat ramps.
Fairtrace and Lewis were in
sixth place with 10.52 lbs. at the
end of day one of the annual
tournament behind (1) Justin
Schwier and Juan Ruiz-14.51
lbs.; (2) Gregg Norling and Gerry
Califano-13.28 lbs.; (3) Michael
Holland and Kermit Russell-
11.48 lbs.; (4) Larry Crossman
and Donnie Biggs-11.31 lbs. and
(5) Larry Wright and Bob
Manusgak-10,84 lbs.
Thirty boats hit the water at
safe light on the second day of
competition to continue their
battle in their quest for the
$4,000 first place prize. As the
anglers arrived back at Scott Dri-
ver Sunday afternoon, it became
apparent that the weather and
lake conditions had taken their
toll. Eleven boats returned with
no fish, while others brought
only one or two fish to the
scales.
The lead shifted when Fair-
trace and Lewis jumped to the
top of the heap with 11.62 lbs.
for a grand total of 22.14 lbs.,
capturing the $4,000 first place


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Mark Brader (left) and Ken Fitton (right) were named as the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail 2006 Team of the Year at a banquet held
Friday night prior to the Trail's two-day Classic last weekend.
They were presented with their plaques by Mike Blocher of
Okee-Tantie Team Trail and Xtreme Bass Series tournaments.


award.
Crossman and Biggs moved
from fourth place to second with
a combined two-day total of
21.72 lbs. They took home a
check for $1,500 for their week-
end's work.
Schwier and Ruiz brought in
6.38 lbs. When added to their
first day's catch of 14.51 lbs.,
their 20.89 lb. total put them in
third place. They received $1,000


for their efforts.
Fourth place went to the team
of Jim Hurlock and Dick Myers
for the two-day total of 20.38 lbs.
They received $800 for the win.
They also took home big fish
honors for their 6.21 lb. bass.
The 2006 Okee-Tantie Team
Trail Team of the year, Ken Fitton
and Mark Brader finished in fifth
place with 20.07 lbs. They took
home $600.


Steve Fairtrace (left, rear) and Curtis Lewis (right) won the two-day, Okee-Tantie Team Trail
Class tournament Sunday afternoon with a two-day combined weight of 22.14 Ibs. They were
joined on stage by Mr. Fairtrace's daughter, Jennifer (left) and son, Tyler (right).


Sixth place went to Michael
Zubricky and Dan Welch for
their 19.49 lbs. of fish. They won


$500. enabled them to hang on for a
Gregg Norling and Gerry Cali- seventh place finish. They
fano's two-day total of 18.12 lbs. earned $300 for their efforts.


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Dec. 5: First place-Jim Ake. Sec-
ond place-George Gaudy. Last
place-John Nickelson. Closest to
pin-(2) Max Sherry, (8) Russ
Adams, (11) John Nickelson and
(17) Sunni Adams.
Dec. 6: First place-Joe Albrech-
ta. Second place-Harry White. Last
place-John Nickelson. Closest to
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Dec. 7: First place-Dale Bryant.
Second place-Joyce Huffman.
Third place-Saba Curren. First
place .middle putts: Fran Dierig.
Second place high putts: Eileen
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Sports Briefs


Memorial alumni
soccer game scheduled
The Second Annual Yolanda
Torres Memorial Alumni ScFlolar-
ship soccer game will take place at
Brahman Stadium on Thursday,
Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The $5.00 admis-
sion will entitle the fan to admis-
sion to the game and a combo
meal. Tickets will be available at


the gate. For information contact
Celia Fox at (863) 697-9614 or Brian
King at (863) 610-0084.
Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball team.
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.


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Hand washing helps fight off infectious diseases


I laid w washing is the first line of
deliise against disease. Simple
soap and water can get rid of
gei s before they are transferred
hiioi Noir halinds to your mouth,
nose oi eyes. Always wash your
hamds he fore eating and before
toich ing ainy part of your face.
A levw years ago, the U.S. Army
coiiducted a test in which they
i~ (uiied soldiers in one group to
wash Illeir hands five times a day.
The soldiers in the other group
,\wiie n ot given any special instruc-
lioiis and followed their normal
routine. 'lThe latest found a signifi-
cant reduction in "sick calls" by
h le soldiers in the hand washing
g oup. They reported fewer case
of colds and flu.
According to a the Florida
Department of Health press
release, the first National Hand
VWc.shiin Awareness Week started
in 199!. in Cincinnati, Ohio, due to


the flu vaccine The Greater Cincin-
nati Health Council Flu Vaccine
Committee began educating the
public on hand washing as the
first line of defense against the flu
or flu-like illness.
"Floridians must take proac-
tive measures to prevent the
spread of infectious diseases
through simple hand washing
with soap and water," said
deputy state health officer Bonita
Sorensen, M.D., M.B.A. "Review-
ing and making use of these
techniques will prepare and pro-
tect residents of Florida during
the flu season."
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), hand washing is the sin-
gle most important means in pre-
venting the spread of infection.
The CDC estimates that 36,000
people die from the flu or flu-like
illness each year; 5,000 people


die from food borne illness each
year; and between 78,000 and
90,000 patients die each year
,from Hospital Acquired Infec-
tions (HAl), for which a direct
link to many of these deaths is
poor hand washing.
Furthermore, there are 2 mil-
lion of 33 million hospital-admit-
ted patients who contract HAIs
annually. There are 76 million
food borne illnesses each year
resulting in more than 300,000
hospital admissions.
Hand washing and hand
awareness are important for noso-
comial infection prevention, food
safety, school health, personal
health and disease prevention.
There are 164 million days lost
from school due to illness, of
which 22 million are due to the
common cold alone.
To keep hands clean, DOH rec-
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before preparing or eating
food;
before and after tending to
someone who is sick;
before and after treating a cut
or wound;
after blowing your nose,
coughing or sneezing;
after handling an animal or
animal waste;
after handling garbage;
after going to the bathroom;
and,
after changing diapers or
cleaning up after a child who has
gone to the bathroom.
If you prefer to use anti-bacteri-
ological soaps, that's fine. But
studies show that regular soap
and water do a fine job. Just take
your time and work up a good
lather before you rinse.
At home, make sure you dry
your hands on a clean towel. If
someone in the family has a cold,


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spreading g.ernis to other family
members.
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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
follows:
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 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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-
7202.

Briefs

Ad Ltem program
needs volunteers
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
these children.
Foster parents:
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.
EYtDC1 eds
volunteers
,Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club sponsored
by the Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to do is
visit the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving chap-
ters from anew one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There is
no charge for this service. You don't
even need a library card. All you
need is an e-mail address and five
minutes a day to sample the won-
derful world of reading.
Food Pantry
is open
SOkeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is


stocked and ready for anyone
who, needs food. All you need is
an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day from 9 a.m. until noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is

a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Lisa Coleman at
(863) 462-5863.


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BEAGLE, Female, Femal Bd inger
areas, wel, nO 11 20 06 call
to ldenritv 18631467.-823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call:'
(863)763-0215
FEMALE DOG, short, red, with
collar, found in R-Bar Es-
tates, (863)610-1750
LEOPARD HOUND: Found in
the Viking area. Call to ID.
(863)763-8085
NEUTERED MINI POODLE, &
NEUTERED MALE CURR
W/collar, purebred dogs, call
to identify (863)357-3225,


BOXER/LAB MIX- female,
black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier. 12/03 Vic. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
Way. (863)634-0948
KERR DOG- female,
brown/white, vic of Country
Hills, wearing collar & tags
(863)697-1425


LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F
While w,'brown head Pinrk
collar, Vic 01 SW 3rd] Ave
(863 634.-3250
NAMEPLATE- Gold Charm.
large. w.' 2 raries. Okeecno-
. nee Area, (863)634-f601
REWARD- Calico cat(f, 2 yis,
while belly black li orange
bajc(: & lup oi tnead, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old.
-red-& white; missing Irom
our front yard. Vic of NE -ec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214


CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good' home only
(863)467-0346
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Good Home! (863)763-1370


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looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
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863-467-7700
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home. Call for details
(863)610-2231
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Sports & Music publications.
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and Transportation provided
Paid daily. Must be 18 or
older and start today.
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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
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j | Screen Rooms Carports
SE- Room Additions Florida Rooms
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Ernest ncastes'(863) 634-2044


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


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

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Chia, GlsMoare, Etc. 560
Ctoti 565
Coins amps' 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drans, Lise. & Fabric 595
.rplap Fixture 600


Frew 635
Luggae 610
Fdi e 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Supplies 625
usehold Items 630



JPotol 675
LampsLights 640
=.ggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical lastrumente 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
oor 675
plumbing Suppls 680
-PoolsI L Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Sateite 695
Sewing Machines 700
p-ting Good s 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- Bard, Self con-
tained, 5 ton, Wall mount
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-3400


DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758

GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
$700 asking $300
(863)675-3793
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition. $75
(863)357-7065
STOVE, Frigidiare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
(863)261-6299
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
(863)675-1634
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150.
(863)634-5236


WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape. $175 for both.
(863)675-3976
WASHER & DRYER- White,
$300 will separate
(863)763-1884
WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr. til '09. Like new. Pd.
$2000. Asking $800 or best
offer. (239)867-6351


TANNING BED- 2 yrs old, ex-
cellent condition, $1000 or
best offer (863)467-1152


ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
offer. (989)831-5135
DYNO AIR BIKE- w/green pegs
to grind with and rotating
handle bar. Good cond. $50
neg (863)634-2974
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032
SCHWINN BIKES (2) brand
new, never on road, 1 mans,
1 womans, $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225


COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100(863)357-6113
DOORS- Sliding Glass, White,
Like New, $50 or best offer
(863)675-1634

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
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Licensed & Insured

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



LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliolt's Pawn Shop
(863)763-5553


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


CLOTHES- Little Girls, Size 2T,
Never worn. 20 outfits total.
$130. (863)357-1048
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
(863)357-0344
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150
(863)634-6601


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most in cases.
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-0125
BASEBALL/FOOTBALL CARD
over 3000 $800 or best of-
fer(863)467-1374
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
old. $50. 863-467-0670


STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
(863)357-0125



DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)843-0158


QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
Wooden, For King or Queen.
$125. (863)674-1755
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ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
1) rectangle, (1) round &
(1) round with lamp, $40.
863)674-1276
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2 NS, hdbd,
'ftbrd; chest 'mirror $2200!
(863)528-3269 '
BUNK BED, Loft style, all in
one, purchased at Badcock,
exc. cond. $500
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
CHAIRS (35), Brown metal,
folding. $105 for all or will
separate. (863)675-3230
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173 '
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 for set; (863)675-4098
evenings
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood,.double doors close
with key lock. $100
(863)763-3191
COMPUTER DESK, 3/' long x
4' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30"
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
(863)763-1997
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
(863)763-3191
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8223
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
(863)946-1189
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
condition $100.
(863)634-5236
DINING TABLE, Glass top,
Metal legs (Metallic look). With
6 chairs. Likenew. $350.
(239)537-4253 LeBelle area
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood,
excellent condition $275
(863)673-4942
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS,$50 for all.
(863)946-1189
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
tra thick, forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.
(863)763-6369
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $450 (863)634-5225
KITTEN- Male, orange tabby
& white, approx 8 wks old,
bottle fed, $15.
(443)262-2740
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.
SOFA BED, Beige background
w/green & rose floral print.
Excellent condition. $350.
(863)763-6342 Okee. area.
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754


WING BACK CHAIR, blue/bur-
gundy/green check, asking
50. (863)675-4098


CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type "C"
front to sight, $1200 or best
offer (937)215-0307
COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
ger, holster $ cartridges,
125 or best offer
.(863)983-7915
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
(863)301-0250
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
RIFLE, Ruger All Weather,
stainless steel, 10/22, with
scope, extras. $275
(863)610-0632 Okee
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target grips" &
sights $350 (937)215-0307
TAURAS, 745 45 cal., 3.3"
barrel, stainless/composite.
7 shot, semi-auto pistol, new
in box. $450 (863)467-2315
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-2032 Iv msg



BAR BELL WEIGHT SET- New
in box. With multi-function
bench. $200.561-722-0401
BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition. Pd. $1400. Will sell
for $500. You haul.
(863)801-1891 after 3pm
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
SWestco. Cadence 7E, Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
(863)673-2896 ask for Vicki



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



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


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


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


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vlbrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1100. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built'in charger & rear
pocket. $4500.863-467-1533


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept In-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500. 863-843-0913 Lv msg


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HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or best offer
(863)983-5364
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
tion. $800. (239)248-4758


BENCH DRILL PRESS, Crafts-
man, 1/2" chuck. $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
Dewalt, used once, $300 or
best offer. (863)697-8837
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craftsman, cut's angle, new
blade and stand $60
(863)763-8797
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASH-
ER, 1200 psi, $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle


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TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800; (863)634-1263
TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
$2400 (863)453-5599
WElDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, $200 firm.:
(863)763-4132 or
863)634-2171
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437



DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
piece, with symbols & stool.
Like new. Retails $355, asking
$150 (863)763-6987
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316


BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color.
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
$350 (863)610-1197
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Fema es.
6 wks, wormed & 1st shols.
APR reg. incl. pedigree ce-lil
$350 ea. (863)634-7723
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked
$300, $400 & $450
863-763-3073
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2696
ask for Vickf
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
Parents on premises, CKC, 4
& 1 F. Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
(239)657-8549
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, DR TABLE w/5
chairs, sturdy, all for $500
neg. (863)675-2783 Muse
SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shots $295 (561)271-1032



QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch"
Long Arm, Frame & Tracks.
Ever thing included. $2500
(863)674-1755


POOL TABLE,7 slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187 ,..
WEIGHT BENCH, WELDER w/
leg attach., 230 Ib. weights,
weight tree, Olympic bar,
$120/neg 863-763-2241.



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


ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
Directional, Amplified, In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989


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





Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 905
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Suppies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370


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
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. Kid safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
$200 (239)340-8502
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049



BAR-B-Q Grill, All stainless
steel, complete w/bottle. Like
new. $175 (863)610-1120
GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
(863)763-5501
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled, very good condition,
$125 (863)763-8225 or
(863)610-0530
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2),
for parts, good engines,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
tor. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $250
(239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
$1695. (863)467-8683


ANGUS BULL, Purebred, 4 yrs
old, Lemmon/Jarrell blood,.
ood cond., ready to work.
2200. (863)634-4497
GOATS, 1 large Billy, 1 small
Billy, 2 Nannies, several kids.
Call for pricing.
(863)634-4497


GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still In box. $950.
863-673-5159
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$800 (863)697-8837
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w/radiator & fuel tank.
$1500 (863)675-1862
MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
(772)332-1438
PRESSURE WASHER: 2700
PSI, Sears.' $350.
863-673-5159
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276


BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery
operated. $40
(863)467-4567
SCOOTER, Battery operated,
Sunl.$75 (863)467-4567



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




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KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro., $100 (863)467-9054
SPEAKER- 12" audiobahn, 1
truck and 1 car box, 200
Swatt 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


Sports Vehicles,

Rentals Mobile lomes 3i
": "" ;DIRT BIKEd Pow$ b70cc. "
g f REiBNT 'Brand new.$5 o r bst
.offer. (863)675,0506 or
(863)675-3978 LaBell .
E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
Condo. Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763:6430 Iv. msg.
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
ll | H om e *orlbest offer. 239,633.7173 .
askforSam.... .
MOB"3 . GO CART-. runs, $300 '
MOBILE HOME STEPS- with: (863)6347706
railing $45 (863)697-3090 8 r '." w.... . ,
.... ... Suzuki Eifar,"O4,.w/ramps, ..
Mo4i0l0,H" 400,4x4w, lomi new res
|T 2015. | iwinch, Must SellR $3000 or
best.offer.(772)240-5038..
Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo.$1300 Sec.
Yeady Lease, No Pets. n Io.3lHb
Apartments 0905 4863-763-4031
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar- OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA, EDEI on the Rim Canal. 4 U00 i"
W/D, $900 mo. + 1st, last & Kibs Fish Camp hasl.&2 .
$600. sec.(863)634-5780 Bdrm. Homes n atopical .
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled Seasonal Rates. Call today
2BR/1BA, screened porch, .(772)215-0010
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec. rkibsfishcamp.com
No pets. (863)634-3313 ,... Im

An 800 sq.ft., living area
OKEECHOBEE- 106 Acres on In Banows Fish Camp,
441, 10 m. S. of Yeehaw, 84 441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
Acres AG $17 K per Ac, 22 $14.500 neg. 863)763-4149
Acres COM $22 K Ac or(561)-758-4337
Call(772)473-7485 or email
bllly(lam ertcommercial.com DOUBLE WIDE: 3DBR, 2 BA,
LAMBERT COMMERCIAL 12x24 Ca ort12x12 loida
Roomx2 Storage. Central
I II I I air/heat Adult park. Lowlot D ' m
S rent. Verynice. Mostly
furnished. $25,000Neg. CADILLAC DEVILLE, 1992 -
EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY, 863)357-2456 Runs great, a/c, $1,500 firm.
2br, I ba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf. holleyl2@surfinthenetnet Call 863-946-1859.
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875. OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1ba,'Flod- CADILLAC EL DORADO '97,
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428 da.rm, carport, Laundry rm, ETC, Fully loaded, white pearl
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse furnished, storage shed, diamond,has new parts,'
11th St., New 2 Bdrm,,11/2 Ba $27,500 (863)4670284 $5500 (561)723-1849 .
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st& VILLAMARGARET -2BR/1W A CAMARO- '94. 143k'miles. -
: Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722 adult ark. Fully furnished.. 18".mag wheels, 2 10" sub-
.... Cent.A/C-heat;60' carport, woofers, CD, low profile tires
Sscm.rm. 10x30' Shed 12x14'. $2000 (863)467-0466
:$20,500, (863)763-2318
BASSWOOD: 2 Bdrm., Up to. CAMARO 228 '80- all original,
date kitchen new appl. Brand 350 auto, Power windows,
new C/Air. W/D. $890 mo. + 6ec 3ealofl For Sale or Trade, $1700
sec. & refs. (561)818-7380 (863)634-6601
Beautiful home in Basswood. g CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
3br/2ba, w/ garage. All_. Conver-ible, $1500.
rooms have walk-in closets .-863-824-6112772-3498637 .
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call GE COLT88 low mile-
Will at 305-439-8975 or J: DODGE COLT, ry londw mile-tion.
Jessyat305-458-8813. J: I age, verygood condition.
Js at,-5-81, $800 or best offer.'
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-. (863)697-3090
front3Bdrm.,lh Ba.2Story a ,cMceswsy &, DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,.i
w/Lake Okeechobee access & i sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp .
boat ramp. Wrap around. rear spoiler. 3500.
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel- 863-447-2276
come $1200. mo. + 1st, last Bas 05 'FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
& sec.561-795-4425FORDHUDERBIRD88,
krisdags@aol.com BASS 9021 ft., atos w Needs work. $300
(tratos With, 772)597-6240
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR, 200 hp mercury, .hyd. steer-
. 1BA, 'Call for info. Ing and gps system $5500. GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi- :.
(863)357-6700 (863)634-735 7d .,' .. ion, $1000 or best offer
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85 (863)467-6778
Totally refurbished. New kitch- Force motor, 16'6". Good HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04.
en w/dishwasher. New bath & shape. $1600. or best offer. Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
laundry room. 3BR, 1 BA. $825 (863)634-2582 Exc cond iinoutside. Sirrus
mo. Lawn serviceincluded.EXTENSION BAR lor pulling $16.000. (561)924-2005 .
Cal! (863)763-4414 .boat or trailer. Asking $100. LINCOLN MARK VII '92. 5.0, '
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba CBS (863)357-6113 V8. auto., low miles. $1600.
Home, 406 NE 7th St. $850. HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20' (863)675-7105
mo. + 1st., last & $500 sec. better than new. Loaded. OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
req'd. (863)467-5965 W/trlr.'Reduced to $16,000 motor, very nice car, $1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled due to- health. Call (863)612-5457 after 5 PM
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE 863-946-6639/634-2401 or weekends
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st, JON Boat-12 FT., transom, OLD'S DELTA EIGHTT-EIGHT,
last & sec., (561)756-3724. great for hunting, green, 6 hp '89, New tires, Runs good.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, ba, Lg Johnson, trailer, excellent 125K mi. $850.
yard, Avail.12/18/06 $900 cond. $400 (863)763-8797 (863)697-0241
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo. MASTERCRAFT 1995. Ski PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
sec. dep. (863)990-3294 Boat w/trailer. Great shape! $1995. (863)467-8683
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car $10,0(00.(863)675-1307 TOYOTA TERCEL '90. Good
garage, cathedral ceilings, RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp condition, a/c works, auto.
-quiet neighborhood. Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Corn- "front wheel drive. $756
(863)467-2541 plete rebuild w/less than 75 (863)467-4537
hrs. 36 v;.motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Rieint 0937 Ranger trailer w/new wheels & !Dive43
tires. Cover.*Always garaged. ...
-BRAND NEW OFFICES- Excellent condition. $10,000; CJ JEEP '83; Must see, good
Located on West side of new (561)262-0493 : -condition. $5500.
Courthouse. Now Available, promax13@adelphia.net: ..(239)707-1848 :
Call Judy at (863)467-0831 Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp FORD EXPLORER '97- 41x4
Great Locationi Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling parting out, all or parts$400 .
mtr., jack plate, steel prop, Call for details
OFFICE GPS map w/depth & fish (772)834-4235.
SPACES finder, charger sys., bimini.
(1) 450 S.E downstairs & top, dbl axle trlr & much NISSAN PATIHFINDER '98
(1) 900 S.E upstairs. Close more.Health problems; Must 4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto, All
roximity to new court Sell! $18,900. NADA value power. Very nice.Eve Ing
house. 863-763-4740 $24,000.Call (863)634-6134 works $5500 (8
Office Space Needs a Build generator. New 9.8 0/8. Good
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could working cond. Just pulled from GOLF ART- Electric, wheel,
be ready withIn 6 months. waterS7000. (863)484-0625 with charger, $800
(863)467-0831 STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler (863)634-5225. .
lil n 1o motor. $600. or $0obest offer. YAMAHA, ElectrI, $ r
(863)634-2582 best offer (989)831-5135 .

house, utilities & cable mncl. : .
$600/mo. .1st months rent &
sec. req'd. (863)673-6559 Coachmen Travel Trailer "88:
- Sleeps 4, AC & heat gas rane n Q" D n '

Electricity Booster & Surge .or(772)370-1634
EXCEPTIONAL!!!! Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.p -
WATERFRONT PROPERTIES Auto Former. 863-610-1120: -i I
FOR SALE or RENT Fleetwood American Dream M Fr32i .
(863)467-8683 '00, 40 FT 2 Slides/i1K, Many CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
extra's!Garageu, $120000 or output. Used. $700.
possible trade. 863-467-5207 (863)983-2255.. .
1 giCHEVY MOTOR 305, out of


CONTINENTAL 220 GPU- FLAT BED, -$tel: 20 Ft, .
Good condition. New oil $1200 or best offer ..:i..o
H rings. $2500. or best offer. 863-634-59 36 *. ,. :
(863)357-5755 .. FORD. F150 '87, Has blown ;: --
i ll motor. $500 or best offer. "
1^^^^^^B ^^^^u^g^^^^ (8 /63)48l4-0504 .. ..


2003 HONDA REBEL 250 CC, FRONT CLIP, Complete for
2,475 mis. Extra's! Show '88 F750. With radiator &
Room Condition. $2500 Firm shroud. $150.
863-634-5862/467-8573 (863)763-2044, ..
DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L, GM 8.5 POSI UNIT $150 or
Only used 10 hours. $1700. .best offer. (863)467-8856
Lon Hae, tO4 (863)634-0856 PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
Outof Stat HD Leathers, mens & ladies cases & other parts. Ford,
Property Sal. -5 Jackets, chaps, pants, vests, Chevy & Jeep $500 for all,
property "ln tl.s"1000 1 helmet, new,& like new, wil1separate. (561)64.84 :
Re Etate nid 1065 $200. (863)610-'1964 RADIATOR, For '92 Pontla :
Resort P .petly TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt Grand Am, brandnew In box. .
Sale 107Q with ramp, galvanized, 12" $100 o.r best offer,
Warehouse Space 107 tires, 12'2" overall length. (863)261-1872 .
Waterfront Pmperty.100. $550 (863)357-21.13 RIMS TIRES- (4) prolin al.
s i l Ioy, 8 spoke, silvergray for'01
Hue 1 A Nissan Altima SE, $200 or
bestoffer (863)902-1159...
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt- RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
Ave.,4BR, 2BA,1 Cargarage, bikes/4 Wheelers. Brand '07 Chev Impala LTZ, 17"
ready now, $1200/mo. new. $125. (863)763-2007 rims, 225/55/R17 Goodears..
$0 down. (863)484-0809 CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC, $1500 neg. (863)697-0328- .
The classlfleds ape the great kids.gift, we are just RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
most successful sales- upgrading $500 neg. new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
person in town. (239)633-7173 MooreHaven, Cash Only. (863)697-3865.








12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, December 12,2006
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TAILGATE, Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-7318
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome drims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
Mudders. $150
(863)763-0852


TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV. $100 for pair.
772-597-2426
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900
(863)675-1862
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.
Wholm y WBI ueM
3M, mk ltad m i UnM
cdlMlsd.


CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, %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.
(863)697-9806
CHEVY TRUCK 1994 Stage
Coach Conversion, 71K mis.,
350 cu. in., Show Room Con-
dition. Must seel For more In-
.fo. Call Smoky (863)634-5862
(863)467-8573


FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body In excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606
FORD RANGER- '95, White,
ColdA/C, 4..cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer
(863)357-3400, ,


CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,
lots of extras, excellent cond.
$21,000 (239)707-1848


I Public Noti


Community Events


Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold
a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning service.
will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and candle light services at 5 and 7
p.m. For information, call the church office at (863) 763-4021.
Couples, singles, invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book "A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, relation-
ships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime with men.
Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the event on Sun-
day, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the conference room
at The Flamingo Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S. There Will be drawings for
gifts and refreshments. For information; call Mary Tolbert at (863)
484-0847. .
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3p.m. in
the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W Second Ave. The topic will be Building Developmental Assets in,
Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by the.
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the American
Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007. There will be high wire
acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and an aerial rock-
et stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's advance tickets go on
sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale -
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The
South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the South Florida
Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will only be avail-
able through Jan. 11.
CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in December.


Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort
this Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can
help fill our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-
0427, or Ron at (863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage busi-
nesses and organizations to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let
your associates cover one of our locations and get in the Christmas
mood helping us help our community.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
executive director, at (863).357-MAIN.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, coiltact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)
462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting.God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-402 I.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from I until 4 p.m. There is no charge.with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
.Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the
year, from 9a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.


The next meeting will be the United Way of Okeechobee breakfast on Advocacy group seeking members
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the dining room of Raulerson ..
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information call (863) 462-5000, ext. The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
257. membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and.
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
OHS will host puppet show Volunteers are appointed bydthe governor for a four-year term.
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N. will host the puppet Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Okeechobee High School 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the pup Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p;.M. on Feb. 1. visitwww.fridasac.org.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office,I 11I N.E. Second Ave. For asac.org.
information, call (863) 357-MAIN. Church offersreligious education classes
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
The Top f the Lake Art Fest will beheld Feb. 24and25 in Flagler religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
The Top of the Lake Art Fst will be held Feb. 24- and25 *in Flagler Christian Dctrine (C.C.D.)'are now being 'accepted: Classes for
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN. Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
Main Street plans annual barbecue parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March YMS collecting printer cartridges
2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357- Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
MAIN. copy toner cartridges.. They're sent in for credits that go toward
Artists wanted for mural project school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
..... e 0 m a or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
seeking an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The -.(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
building the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building
located in the heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave. Parent education classes offered
The expected size of the mural should cover the front of the two-story The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
by 30-foot building. The theme of the mural will feature the historyof parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
the telephone service in Okeechobee. 'vo portraits will be required women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
for this project. The mural committee is accepting designs and pro- receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
posals for this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
Please contact Bridgellte Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for information, completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
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Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased- at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.-
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.


Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7. until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor-High School, 575 S.W. 28th, St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call At Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863)
763-0437, -
Childbirth education classes offered
The OkeechobeeH-ealthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth education
classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave. For
information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of
a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee or to place an entry of a float, vehicle, horses,
groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.


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Golden ornament
This golden ornament was seen on the Christmas tree at
the Okeechobee County Courthouse.


CHEVY BLAZER-"'85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift. 36" tires, 305, V8,
GM 14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more Info (863)697-3865
FORD HUNTING BUGGY runs,
needs some work. $1500
Call Edk 863-634-0771


NEW TRAILER- 5x8, with
mesh ramp. $625
(863)357-5754
TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand new
$400(863)467-6778 -


Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
securing the following:
o e repair
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. The
DUA reserves the 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
DUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974
on or before 3:00 PMon December 19,2006.
John E Hayord
Executive Director
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Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from. 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350-
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Sqtiadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages.
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Cit il Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants If
you have an\ used cell phones to donate call 1.863. 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
M\ Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, .Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executive\ e and othei organizations Workdays and
hours are flexible. Call i 863 ) 6'34-2306i for rnlorrnmaion.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and. confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
.p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
. Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library; 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will .be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


I Public Notice


UTILITY TRAILER- 5x11 dove-
tail, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-1606
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs needs work.
$500. (863)675-7419
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1500.
(863)885-1026


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