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Vol. 97 No. 347 Wednesday, December 13,2006 504 Plus tax


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 annual 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 everyone in the com-
munity can drive by and enjoy
your festive decorations.
Our offices are open Monday
-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
1404 S.E. 7th St.
1040S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
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1475 S.E. 21stSt.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
(Blue Heron),
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4003 S.E.29th Ct.
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Inside

Consider a palm for
a tropical Christmas
Last week this column talked
about real Christmas trees for
your indoor holiday decorations.,
Some may prefer the look smell
S andfeel of an old-fashioned ever-
green tree all decked out with
lights' ornaments and loaded
with lots of presents stacked
under the tree.
Other Floridians may want to
break with tradition and use a
more tropical symbol for their
Christmas tree. To celebrate the
end of the year in Florida-style,
what could be more tropical
than a palm tree?
Page3

Drought Index
Current: 642.
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.07 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.33 feet


Officials ask for funding


Legislators meet with
local government'
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee's legislative dele-
gation was all ears Monday after-
noon Dec. 11 as they heard the
concerns and requests for fund-
ing from county and city officials.
Okeechobee County's repre-
sentatives in the state legislature-


State Senator J. D. Alexander,
State Representative Frank
Attkisson and State Representa-
tive Richard Machek made thei:
annual trip to Okeechobee that
day. State Senator Ken Pruitt was
absent. ,
Speaking for Okeechobee
County was county administrator
George Long. He presented six:
requests for appropriations. At the
top of the list was a request for
$1,800,000 for wastewater system,
expansion and improvements. ;


,Mr. Long is also chairman of ed water would be pumped into a
the board of directors of Okee- well below the potable water
chobee Utility Authdrity (OUA). level. The cost of deep well injec-
.He said that OUA had worked d tion is estimated at $4.5 million.
hard to s-cure de\ eloperi cooper- He said the utility had been work-
alion for expansion ol the utility's ing with rural after r services and
\\astei atei u eatrnent plant pursuing all n-ethods of funding.
Historically, the utility\ has used "I'"n not a big fan of deep well
land application to dispose of the injection," Representative
tneated residue from the lreal-' Machek asserted. "Have you pur-
nment plant. In the future, that will sued reuse at all?"
riot be possible. Mr. Long said that Mr. Long replied that there was :
deep well injection for the treated no demand for that amount of
%%atei was the best option. Treat- treated water. He noted that pro-


viding a .higher level of treatment
before injection is an option.
Mr. Machek stated that with
injecting treated water, when the
demand was there, the water sup-
ply N would be there.
The second itern on the wish
list wvas $4,000,000 for the coun-
ty's emergency operations center.
Mr. Long noted ,that there are
about 38,000 people in Okee-
chobee County but only 5,000
See Funding Page 2


BOCC faces



long meeting

By Pete Gawda In a related matter, commis-
Okeechobee News sioners are scheduled to make a
determination about receiving
With only one meeting in bids for improvements at the
December, the Okeechobee agri-civic center for a fair mid-
Counts Board. of County Com- way.
missioners will try to get as The board will also be dis-
much accomplished at, their cussins a memorandum of
Dec. 14 meeting and will discuss understanding \ ith the cattle-
a wide variety, of issues. men's association for use of the
Jason Ferrell of Eagle Bay Air- agri-civic center.
.boat Rides, Inc. will be address- In another agri-ciic center
ing the board to request tempo-. issue, the board %\ill be consider-
rary use of Scott Diiver Park for ing mitigation permit modifica-
comrnmercial air boat rides. tions.
After a public hearing, the Conmrissioners will consider
board is scheduled to adopt an allowing Okeechobee Utility
ordinance establishing a Propor- Authority (OIA) to assess affect-
tionate Fair-Share Transportation ed properties for water arid
SProgram. "se\veline installation.
Dudle\ Kirton is expected to Commiissioners \\ill be hear-.
address the board requesting an ing from the emergency\ opera-
additional -0 livestock pens at tions center'architect on tie sta-
an estimated cost of $1I,000 for
the nextyouth livestock show. SeeBOCC -Page 2


OUA authorizes


bonds for


plant expansion
By Pete Gawda The board approved a, con-
Okeechobee News tract with Fishkind & Associ-


The Board of Directors of
the Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity (OUA) is making progress
toward the much-needed
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant. If all goes
according to plan, the plant
expansion might be opera-
tional in two years.
At their meeting on Tuesday,
Dec. 12, the board took several
actions related to that expan-
sion.


ates of Orlando to serve as an
assessment methodology con-
sultant. The firm will work with
OUA staff, bond counsel and
the finance/project team to
track and assess property for
guaranteed capacity fees.
Under the finance plan utilized
by OUA, developers are paying
a guaranteed capacity fee. This
fee will be used to help finance
wastewater plant expansion.
See Plant--Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Monday,-Dec. 11, was the day
for government entities and pri
vate citizens to present their con-
cerns and request for funding to
the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation.
State Senator J. D. Alexander,
State Representative 'Richard
Machek and State Representative
Frank Attkisson were in town to
hear their petitions. State Repre-
sentative Ken Pruitt was not able
to attend the meeting.
Representatives of Okee-
chobee County Schools and the
Okeechobee County Economic
Council as well as the sheriff and.
others came to make a pitch for
their causes.
Okeechobee County Superin-
tendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper presented the school sys-
term's case, requesting full fund-
ing for classroom size reduction'
and funding for career education.
Another area she lobbied for
is a different way to calculate
funding for the number of stu-
See Legislators Page 2


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Comics ............13
Community Events ..... .4
Crossword ...........14
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion ............4.
Speak Out ...........4
Sports ............ .5
TV ................ 15
Weather ............ .2
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Your Representatives: Delegation visits Okeechobee


Okeechobee News photos'Pete Gawda
The delegation representing Okeechobee County in the stltle.gislature made a trip to
Okeechobee on Monday, Dec 41 to hear from their constituerK-.-ThTy are, left to right,-
State Representative, Richard Machek. State Senator J. D. Alexander, and State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson. State Senator Ken Pruitt was not ableito attend the meeting.

Legislators hear local requests


State Representative Frank Attkisson shares a laugh with
Okeechobee County School Board member Gay Carlton.
The occasion was the annual luncheon on Dec. 11 that the
Okeechobee County Economic Council presents for the
Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation. Other spon-
sors of the luncheon were Florida Power and Light,
Raulerson Hospital, Sybil's Flowers and Gifts and the
Okeechobee County Agriculture Council.








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Funding
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shelter spaces.
Mr. Machek asked where the
emergency operations center
would be built.
Mr. Long replied that it would
be on the same site as.the current
center, a location convent to the
sheriff's office and fire/rescue.
"Gridlock isn't limited to the
big cities," Mr. Long said describ-
ing the conditions in the county
prior to a hurricane.
He requested $3,000,000 for a
30,000 square foot short and long
timer shelter which would be
located that the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic center. Cur-
rently most of the shelter spaces
are located at the schools, there-
fore providing long term shelter
interferes with the operation of
the schools'.
Mr. Long proceeded to ask for
$750,000 for a stormwater pump
conveyance system.
He asked for $500,000 for ren-
ovation of the county's 1927
courthouse. He said the renovat-
ed courthouse would be a proj-
ect everyone could be proud of.
The county's last request was
for $300,000 for an emergency
raw water supply pumping sys-
tem. This would allow OUA to
pump water from the Rim Canal
to its treatment plant if the main
water intake became unusable.
Mr. Long noted that after a recent
hurricane the OUA water intake
was so plugged, up that it took
more water to clean the filters
than OUA would produce. The
utility is trying to secure funds for
a permanent facility so there


BOCC
Continued From Page 1
tus of the floor plan and site config-
uration of the building.
Pat Steed, executive director of
the Central Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council and Pamela Rich-
mond with the Florida Department
of Transportation will update the
board on two potential future road-
ways that would affect Okee-
chobee County if constructed.
The Daniel shell pit issue comes


Plant
Continued From Page 1
This fee also guarantees the
developer the sewer capacity
necessary for their development
will be available when needed.
In most cases, the payment of
this fee is spread out over several
years. The fee is tied to the prop-
erty. As the property is platted
and resold, the assessment
methodology consultant would
keep up with the amount of
capacity fee owed by a particular
piece- of property and devise a
way for the new property owner
to be assessed that amount.
Fishkind will be paid an
upfront fee of $5,000. The first
annual fee will be $7,500. There-
after the annual fees .will be


Legislators
Continued From Page 1
dents. Currently the number of stu-
dents in Department of Juvenile
Justice (DJJ) programs in Okee-
chobee County is counted toward
the total number of Okeechobee
students. However, the state recog-
nizes only one high school site in
Okeechobee. According to the
funding formula used, Okee-
chobee schools would get more
money if they were given credit for
the DJJ sites.
The other two fund requests for
the schools were in the area of pro-
fessional development. Dr. Cooper
called for amendment of state laws
to provide extra money for
appointed superintendents .who
complete certification and leader-
ship training and she lobbied for
continued funding for teacher
training and other professional
development.
She also asked the delegation to
review legislation dealing with
home schooling. The superintend-
-ent said there were problems
sometimes when, the parents
doing home schooling had not fin-
ished high school or had not gone
beyond high school. She said that
sometimes students needed more
remediation when they came back
to schpol.


up again as the board decides legal
options.
Staff will be presenting a report
on stabilization of the old jail.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive a report of the Depart-.
ment of Transportation Five-Year
Program;
* consider three requests for
changes in zoning;
consider abandoning a plat-
ted right of way in Bet-Her Acres
Subdivision;
adopt a resolution for collect-


$5,000. The assessment consult-
ant will also bill OUA for out of
pocket expenses.
In addition, the board adopt-
ed a resolution authorizing the
issuance e of bonds to finance
wastewater plant expansion.
In connection with. the
issuance of bonds, the board
voted to pay their engineering
firm, Metzger & Willard, $4,200
for preparation of engineering
reports required by the bond
documents.
Originally, the wastewater
treatment plqnt was to be
expanded by 3 million gallons a
day (MGD) but due to lack of
interest by the development
community, that expansion was
reduced to 2 MGD. The board
voted to pay Metzger & Willard
$114,725 for engineering servic-
es in connection with revising


The superintendent supported
the county's request for a hurri-
cane shelter at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center. She said
that in 2004, 2,000 people were
sheltered in the schools over a 6-
day period.
Joey Hoover, executive director
of the Okeechobee County Eco-
nomic Council endorsed the agen-
das of the city and county govern-
ments and the school board.
He said the lack of sufficient
hurricane shelters apart from the
schools caused, an economic
impact. Schools could not be
reopened immediately after hurri-
canes because they were being
used for long-term shelters.
"It's got to be done," Mr. Hoover
said of building a new emergency
operations center. ,
"Help us to help ourselves; Mr.
Hoover urged the delegation.
"Help us to be more self-sufficient.
"It's going to be expensive but I
think it's going to pay dividends
down the road," Mr. Hoover said of
career education, noting the
prospective industry looks at the
availability oqf a trained work force.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May addressed the delegation
in favor of pending legislation sup-
ported by the sheriff's association.
. Currently, violators of state
imposed probation are placed in
county jails indefinitely at taxpay-
ers' expense. He urged changing


ing non-ad valorem assessments;
consider preliminary plat
approval for the proposed Trail-
view subdivision;
schedule a public hearing to
consider abandoning a county
right of way;
award a contract for stabiliza-
tion of the old jail;
identify parks that are off!lim-:
its to sexual offenders under the
newly enacted resolution govern-
ing sexual offenders; ...
obtain financing for fire'sta-
tion IV;


the expansion 'plans, Thati re
breaks down into, $72,300 for
electrical engineering, $35,900
for civil, mechanic and structural
engineering and $6,525 for addi-
tional changes.
The estimated cost of expand-
ing the wastewater plant by 2
MGD including a ten percent
contingency is $24.4 million.
If a contract is awarded in
March of 2007, the board antici-
pates that the plant will be com-
pleted by January of 2009.
In other action, the board:
authorized their attorney,
Tom Conley to spend $3,300 for
get an accurate survey of proper-
ty on Everglades Boulevard they
are considering for a lift station;
*' decided to receive input
from Waste Management (WM)
at the January meeting concern-
ing accepting leachate from WM


that practice.
The sheriff also spoke in favor of
raising retirement benefits for idis-
patchers and jail nurses. .
In addition, the sheriff support-
ed a bill on underage drinking.,
He also endorsed the proposed
multipurpose building at the agri-
civic center that would be used as a
hurricane shelter.
"The sheriff's office is very
much in favor of this, the sheriff
asserted.
Linda Syfrett, president of the
Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
tion, also petitioned the legislature
for funding for a multipurpose
building at the agri-civic center. In
addition to being used as a hurri-
cane shelter, she said the building
could be used as an exhibition!hall
for the fair and a source of rental
income for the maintenance of the
agri-civic center.
"These projects are, in my esti-
mation, well worth while," .Mr.
Macheksaid.
"I'll obligate myself to help all I
can," he vowed.
Senator Alexander also pledged
help for the projects although he
said it was shaping up to be tight
year budgetwise. "
April Van Camp and Janice
Floyd addressed the delegation
concerning a problem with school
lunches. Mr. Attkisson said he
would visit the secretary of educa-
tion and discuss the problem.


approve renovation of tempo-
rary office space at the courthouse;
pay deductible related to
repair work on county facilities for
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne;'
authorize culvert replacement
inr Country Hills Estates;
*- award a contract on road
striping;
purchase library furniture;
discuss impact projects and
funding options; and,
appoint board members to
the Tourist Development Council
and Children's Service Council.


.at ;the expanded wastewater
treatment plant;
* received the finance report
for the period ending Nov. 30;
awarded a contract in the
amount of $15,759.89 to Big
Lake Painting and Pressure
Cleaning, Inc, for the cleaning
and painting of the holding tank
at the surfacewater treatment
plant;
. approved two pay requests
from TLC Diversified for work
completed on OUA lift stations
for a total of $112,771.36; and
approved for advertisement
.a request for applications to
serve as OUA board member
and alternate board member
representing Glades County;
and,
changed the date of the Jan-'
uary meeting from the 9th to the
16th.


Edwin Brown of Florida Com-
munity Health Center said his facili-
ty has been in Okeechobee for 30
years providing health and dental
care for uninsured and under
insured people. He said they had
outgrown their present facility and
needed a 25,000 square foot build-
ing.
Children's causes were advo-
cated by Dennis McCune of Chil-
dren's Home Society and Jan Huf-
fert of Hibiscus Children's Center.
Mr. McCune requested funds for
his program that fully prepares
youth for independent living. Ms.
Huffert, whose organization serves
abused and neglected children,
asked for an increase in the reim-
bursement rate for services her'
organization provides.
Enrico Lamberti, who operates
Breakthrough Recovery Services,
requested funding for a new drug
rehabilitation center.
Carolyn Holerger requested
additional funding for community
care for disabled adults.
David Delargy of Triple Dia-
mond Ranch addressed the dele-
gation concerning his problems
with the road leading to his ranch
at the edge of Viking subdivision.
Like most of the other roads in the
area, there is question of right of
way and who has responsibility for
maintenance. Mr. Delargy was
advised that this is a county prob-
lem.


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would be no interruption of
water supplies.
The City of Okeechobee's
requests were presented by
councilman Dowling Watford.
First Mr. Watford expressed his
thanks to the delegation for the
state's purchase of the Battle of
Okeechobee site. He said the
purchase was one of the most
exciting things in which he had
been involved.
Like the county, the city also
asked for stormwater improve-
ments. Mr. Watford noted that
most the north south drainage
goes through the city.
Mr. Watford also requested'
funds for canal cleanup, wetland,
retention at .the city commerce
center and an emergency radio
system that could be networked
with the state's and counties'
emergency radio systems.
Mr. Watford also had several
requests that' did not involve
funding. He said the city support-
ed OUA's request for wastewater
treatment expansion. He also
asked for, consideration in the
areas of street lighting and under-
ground wiring. He stated that
underground wiring might be
more reliable in storms. He also
asked for property insurance
relief.
In addition, Mr. Watford asked
for local control of building stan-
dards for modular homes that
are now governed by Depart-
ment of Community Affairs stan-
dards.
In the wake of city and county
action on ordinances involving.
housing of sexual offenders, Mr.
Watford asked legislators to look
at the issue statewide.


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Consider a palm tree for a tropical Christmas


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week this column talked
about real Christmas trees for your
indoor holiday decorations. Some
may prefer the look smell and feel
of an old-fashioned evergreen tree
all decked out with lights orna-
ments and loaded with lots of pres-
ents stacked under the tree.
Other Floridians may want to
break with tradition and use a
more tropical symbol for their
Christmas tree. To celebrate the
end of the year in Florida -style,
what could be more tropical than a
palm tree?
Many palms can be brought
indoors for the holidays and
returned to the patio or even added
to the landscape after the New
Year. A look around local nurseries
will find a plant called the Christ-
mas Palm, which can be beautifully
decorated as a holiday tree. .
But if the Christmas Palm is to
be added to the Florida yard, be
aware this tropical palm is sensitive
to cold temperatures and is suscep-
tible to an incurable disease. It's a
good subject for this week's col-
umn.
Christmas Palm
The Christmas Palm has a clus-
ter of deep crimson red fruit which
appear in winter. These berries give
this palm the traditional red and
green color combination and yet
have the tropical appeal. Fruit
appear like magic on a smooth
ringed trunk.
Other names may be used with
this palm:
Manila Palm hints at its origin
in the Philippines.
Dwarf Royal Palm suggests
that it's small version of the tall,
smooth-trunked street palms seen
on tropical south Florida streets
and parks.
Adonidia Palm refers to its for-
mer scientific name, which is now
Veitchia merrilli.
One attractive feature 'of this
beauty is that it is fast growing. For
Smaller homes, its 20-30 feet in
height will not be too tall. Slender
trunks, elegantly feathery arching
leaves, and the clusters of large, red
fruit make these palms particularly
attractive when planted in informal
groups. Recent hurricanes have
also shown they can withstand the
high winds that come with tropical
storms.
Christmas Palms have 'single
trunks, but maybe seen in the nurs-
ery as doubles or triples. Ifogrowers
place a couple of seedlings togeth-


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er in the container, they will form a
more attractive clump. This palm is
noted for its "self-cleaning" fronds,
so as older leaves drop off without
the need for pruning, they will not
leave a 'boot' on the trunk.
Delightful dwarfs
They can be kept in the con-
tainer for some time, and could
then. be brought indoors in case
of cold weather. And this is prob-
lem number one with the Christ-
mas Palm in our area. When tem-
peratures reach into the low 30's,
this palm may develop leaf spots
that only become apparent sever-
al weeks afterwards. It will sur-
vive short durations of tempera-
tures in the mid 20's.
The small size and ability to
adapt to a variety of landscape sit-
uations make this a possible
Florida yard choice. Christmas
palms should receive some
shade while young but will grow
better in full sun when older.


There is a yellow variety of this
palm that is sometimes available
called "Manila Gold". It is said to
handle less light and it grows a bit
slower, making it easier to keep it
in a container.
They can grow in almost any
soil that is well-drained, and they
only need a moderate amount of
water once established. As with
all palms, give them special palm
fertilizers several times each year.
Surface roots are not a problem.
Beware yellowed palms
Remember those picture post-
cards of Miami Beach covered
with coconut Palms? Several years
ago, a disease spread by a small
plant hopper insect killed off
many of these palms. It turns out
that the Christmas palm is even
more sensitive to this disease than
the Coconut.
So problem number two is
that this Veitchia is highly suscepti-
ble to the deadly Lethal Yellowing
(LY) disease. Over the years we
have discovered some expensive
antibiotic treatments and have
used some insecticides to slow the
spread of the insect that carries LY.
However, some recent outbreaks
of LY have come back and are


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Central's Teacher of the Year
Lonnie Steiert was recently selected as Central Elemen-
tary School's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Stelert is a fifth
grade teacher at CES. This is the second time that Mrs.
Steiert has received this honor. The first time she
received the award was in 1997 when she was Lonnie
Carr. Mrs. Steiert was surprised with a congratulatory
plant when she received the news. ....., .


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again affecting Coconuts and
Christmas Palms.
Nursery customers may want
to avoid Christmas Palms grown in
areas with recent outbreaks. There
is no "cure" unless the disease is
caught before symptoms are
noticeable. Once infected, LY dis-
eased palms need to be removed
as soon as possible. Leaving the
dying palms in the landscape will
increase the odds of spreading the
disease to nearby susceptible
palms. Check with our office if you
need more details on LY symp-
toms and management ideas.
The best use of this Tropical
beauty may be to keep it as a patio
plant where it may be protected
from cold and inside a screen to
hold off the disease carrying
insects. If you keep up with the fer-
tilizers, you may be rewarded with
a,tqste of the tropics that is fit for a
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Troy Dwayne Adams, age 29, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Dec. 10,
2006, at Raulers6n Hospital.
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by hisfather, Thomas H. Adams.
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BEES: I have not heard anyone in Speak Out say anything about
the invasion of bees lately. Last week they were so bad in my neigh-
borhood you could not sit on the porch. In fact I got stung and it was
the most painful bee sting I ever had in my life. If you have a coke or
some sort of drink make sure you cover it so the bees do not get in
your drink as they like the sweet drinks. We heard of someone who
had a bee get in their drink and they did not know it and they swal-
lowed the bee and got stung on the tongue and throat everyone
needs to be ware of the bees. Maybe this cold weather will get rid of
them. I have talked to other people and they said they have been
bothered also. Please watch the children as they are very painful
when they sting you, any bee is but this one was awful worse one I
ever had in my life.

HANDICAPPED ACCESS You know, the government is so bad
about the handicapped but when you go over to the post office there
aren't any handicapped facilities inside. You have to stand in back of a
hundred people and when you can't stand up for too long a time or
are crippled it's hard. And people are jumping out of their cars in the
handicapped parking spots but they got a sticker (whether it belongs
to them or not). They ought to be checked.

HANDICAPPED PARKING: I don't think the police and sheriff
department is doing their job on these handicapped places. They
should check some of these people that park there if they look suspi-
cious. If they would just go sit there and watch those people come
walking out real good and getting in their car and check them out and
find out if they've got grandma's or grandpa's sticker and using it.

WATCH THE TRUCKS: Here is a message I'll bet you will not print
in your paper but it should be. This is a warning to all drivers on the
highway. Beware and I repeat beware of dump truck drivers. Some of
these drivers are crazy drivers. I think it's about time the cops started
doing something about these drivers. Start watching them, tagging
them, do something. They are dangerous. I've had,them pull out in
frofit of me and I've seen them pull out in front of other people. This is
fair warning to everybody. Be aware and watch those dump truck
drivers.

SHELL TRUCKS: I want to complain about the trucks from the
shell pit. They pull out into State Road 70 early in the morning and tie
up traffic. Traffic is going 60 mph which is the speed limit in that area,
and one of those trucks will pull out and go about 30 or 40 mph and
back everything up. Then some of the drivers get impatient and try to
pass a line of cars and it turns into a very dangerous situation. This is a
real problem when people are trying to get to work or get the kids to
school in the morning, to have to deal with these slow moving trucks.
They should keep those loaded down shell trucks off the road until
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Community Events

S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Par-,
rott 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 available through Jan. 11.

CCC won't meet in December
The -Community Collaborative Council will not meet in
December. The next meeting will be the United Way of Okee-
chobee breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the
dining room of Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.

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

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

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




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Upcoming Events

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 informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing.
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 build-
ing, 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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 at 10 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
fellowship 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 wel-
come. 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 Thursday. 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 Village Square, Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley
at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United MethodistChurch, 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 relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Cen-
ter, 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step
Study meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,
3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held
every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any
questions and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean
Williams, Executive Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information,
call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch
will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and informa-
tion to promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado
at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Nar-anon helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.

Saturday


A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251.


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Community Events

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.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding 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.
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 boardroom, 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.
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.
Refuge manager is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host,a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3FM. The special guest will be
Margo Stahl, manager, Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The
topic of the show will be budget cuts and the impact these will
have on wildlife refuges at a local and a national level. For informa-
tion, contact Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge at (772) 546-
6141 orwww.refuges.gov.

Church to present musical
Brighton Baptist Church choir will present "A Carol to the King",
a Christmas musical written and arranged by Mosie Lister, on Sun-
day, Dec. 17 at 10:40 a.m. The public is invited. Brighton Baptist
Church is located at 24050 S.R. 70 West.

Church plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the follow-
ing 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 serv-
ice.
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.
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.
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
which is sponsored by Dra Ministires, on Sunday, 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 refresh-
ments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-0847.

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 rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
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construction of the Redikers'
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volunteers.
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tractor. Mr. Brandel has spent
many hours on this project: He
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showed up Saturday to make
the framing day a success.
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were swinging their hammers
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2007. This event is a Juried Fine
Art Show which will be held in
beautiful Flagler Park, located in
the heart of the City of Okee-
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fine arts shown and for pur-
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Community Events
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 3 p.m.
in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board office,
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The wedding is planned for the
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Parents of the bride-to-be are
Lissa Smith and Mitch Grugel,
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The Reverend Ralph and
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29, at Port Saint Lu.cie Medical
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weighed 8 lbs. 12 ozs. and was
20 inches long.
Jared was welcomed home by
his sister, Liliana Inez Wolanek.
Maternal grandparents are
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Riverview.
Paternal grandparents are
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chobee.
They have five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
The Crowell's moved to Okee-
chobee in February 2001, after hav-
ing been pastor of Free Methodist
Churches in central Illihois.
Reverend Crowell was the
associate pastor of His House Fel-
lowship Church of the Nazarene
shortly after arriving in Okee-
chobee until this past March. He
also has been a part-time employ-
ee of the Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home.
Mrs. Crowell retired from
employment with Sears and Roe-
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Shell, Fill Dirt & Sand
For More Information
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207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
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763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
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a NW 98h St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
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467-1200
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Clean & Seal
(877) 578-0300
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Okeechobee



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Gift of giving
Carmen Seals showed the true meaning of Christmas
when she dropped a donation into the Salvation Army
kettle located at Wal-Mart.

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Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seek-
ing an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The 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. The expected
size of the mural should cover the front of the two-story by 30-foot
building. The theme of the mural will feature the history of the tele-
phone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required for this
project. The mural committee is accepting designs and proposals for


this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please con-
tact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for information.
Discount cards aid youth activities
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.


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Licensed & Insured
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Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 301-3946 cellular


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* Debris Removal
* Tree Trimming
* Stump Grinding
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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
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Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
863 467 6399
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Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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License # 1472


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(863) 763 3127


Coral Pools, Inc.

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every thing else!
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885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL
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OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
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All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
(863)487-8232
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3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
"Let Us Link You To The World"
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
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Fax & Copy Service
No Cost as Well
To the Publie

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(Inside Accurate Insurance)

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Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & Morel
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


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Marine
Sea Wall & Dock
Construction and Repair
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6559 11OthAvenue.Nortnh
West Palm Beach. rL 33412
Al or Jesse Myrick
(561) 792-0165 Cll: (954) 691-7810


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


Berger Insurance
Services, Inc.
We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www.Bergerlnsurance.com
(863)763-6411 6


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARmmES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 HwY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HwY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


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



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LICENSED REAL
ESTATE
CONSULTANT
863 634 6797

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Sf S 7x West
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Special Holiday Events


City Hall Park Santa: Santa will
be in City Hall Park on Dec. 13 and
14 from 6 until 8 p.m. Pictures with
Santa are $1. Goody bags will be
given to the children.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4: Dec
15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Thursday, Dec. 14,
from 7 until 8:30 p.m. drive-through
live nativity.
(Oakview Baptist Church}, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Friday, Dec. 15, at 7
p.m. adult Christmas music and
drama entitled "A Christmas
Prayer."
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15, 16
and 17 at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. For
information, call Sandy Perry at
(863) 634-7714.
Oakview Baptist Church}, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Saturday, Dec. 16,
from 7 until 8:30 p.m., drive-through
live nativity.
Hobe Sound Bible Church
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.
(Oakview Baptist Church}, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6
p.m. adult Christmas music and
drama entitled "A Christmas
Prayer."
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W. Sixth St., will present
"Christmas Around the World," an
outdoor, multi-dimensional Christ-
mas Nativity celebration on Sun-
day, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. For
information, call (863) 763-3727.
Church of God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy,
102 N.W. 10th St., will present a
Christmas play entitled "Word of
God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sunday,


Dec. 17. Tickets are not required
and the event is open to the public.
For information, call Wanda Wood-
ham at (863) 763-9352.
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade on
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will
form at 5:30 p.m. behind the Burger
King on S.R. 70, then proceed
down Taylor Creek to the lock, then
left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard
Lounge. For information, contact
Bob Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or
(863) 467-7050.
Church of God
The Okeechobee Church of


God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
present "Everything Glorious" an
anointed praise and worship musi-
cal drama for Christmas on Sun-
day, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be pre-
sented again on Monday, Dec. 18,
at 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4127.
(Oakview Baptist Church}, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Wednesday, Dec. 20,
at 6 p.m. church-wide Christmas
song celebration.
Santa on the fire truck: Dec. 20
in the N.W. and N.E. sections of the
city; Dec. 21 in the S.E. section of
the city; Dec. 22 in the S.W. section


of the city.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5
p.m. Christmas Eve service.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5
p.m. New Year's Eve service.
First United Methodist Church
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 candlelight services at 5
and 7 p.m. For information, call the
church office at (863) 763-4021.


Reason for the season
This manger scene decorates the recreation outreach center at First Baptist Church.


Submitted photo
Ringing for Salvation Army
Toni Moseley, helps the Salvation Army with their
Christmas season Bell Ringing If you or your organi-
zation can help by donating some time at one of the six
locations, please contact Kip Gardner at (863) 610-
6659 or Ron Staley at (863) 697-6221.


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A Fresh Catch: Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor on
classic American Cuisine. Josiah's at Seminole Casino- Brighton
serves up a spectacular mixture of traditional Florida and
American dishes. Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo
Pork Chops are on the regular menu. New to the lineup are a
Surf and Turf Plate and a Fresh Catch of the Day. Don't forget to
check out the nightly specials and save some room for the delec-
table desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all fun!
Covering an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand paint-
ed mural depicting Seminole culture and in the background are
sounds of casino excitement! The thrill of winning along with
casino promotions and seasonal events place good food and
good times, hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are four
(4) Big Screen TV's and live entertainment every Saturday night
between 8pm and midnight.
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excitement! At
Seminole Casino Brighton you can have more than a tasty meal.
You can have Fun! Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced
Poker with a small group, or go one-on-one with some of the
hottest machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday Friday between 3pm and 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ save 15Yo on Sunday. (Dine in only, does
not apply to carryout orders).
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino can also host your
private party or group. Reservations suggested.
JOSIAH RESTAURANT
Open daily 11:00 am 11:00 pm
JOSIAH LOUNGE
Monday Saturday 11:00am 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am till closing
CASINO
Open Daily at 10:00 am
LOCATION
Hwy 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport on the Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation
For additional information call
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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
9:10p.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

Free GED classes
are being offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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 class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W 23 Lane, English-as a
second language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

ChildFind
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System.
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3, 4
and 5-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Kathy Wall at (800)
358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts; The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


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Auctions 105
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Found 130
Lost 135
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


IRS public auction!!! 10 beau-
tiful wooded acres in Gaines-
ville horse'country. Sale
12/18/2006, 11 a.m. in
Gainesville, FL. Visit
www.irssales.gov or call,
(850)445-4625 (Gary) for
info.

BEAGLE, Female, in Bassinger
area, week of 11/20/06, call
to identify. (863)467-4823
FEMALE DOG, short, -'e1 wilri
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,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
(863)634-3250
NAMEPLATE- Gold Charm,
large, w/ 2 names, Okeecho-
bee Area, (863)634-6601
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head,, long
black tail. 2338 SE 38th
Trail. Okee. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
red & white, missing from
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214

CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
FIREWOOD, all blocked, You
Haul. (863)467-2207


Emplymen
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PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday December 16, 2006 9:00 AM
Wauchula
(196 State Road 62, Bowling Green, FL)
CONSIGNORS WELCOME-
Tractors, Farm Equip., Vehicles, Trailers, ATV's,
Construction Machinery & Much More.


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Place Your
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Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
/877-353-2424


LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good home only
(863)467-0346'
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370


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SALE
OKEECHOBEE- Fri. & Sat.
Dec. 15 & 16, 8:30am 2pmr
1701 NW 7th Ave., behind
rodeo arena, odds and ends,
Christmas items.


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today! Oiierng courses in
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payment options! No regis-
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Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,,
Excavators; National Certifi-
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Services (800)251-3274
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or Christmas Decorating?
Honest, Reliable,
Thorough and Reasonable.
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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

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


Driver- REGIONAL RUNS,
Home Weekly or: Temp Con-
trol, Team Xpedited ($5K
sign-on bonus), Dedicated
(guaranteed miles). Solos,
Teams, CDL-A Grads, L/P,
0/Os. Covenant Transport
(866)684-2519. EOE.
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Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Immediate Openings *All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


COOL JOB!
Now hiring 10 sharp Guys &
Gals to work in a Rock-N-Roll
blue jean environment. Travel
to LA, NY and other major
cities. We represent Fashion,
Sports & Music publications.
Earn $500-$700 per week
after training. Call Gary at
1-866-298-0163


Driver ASAP
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus $0 Lease NEW
Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos.OTR
(800)635-8669.
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classlfloeds.


MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid,, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We-are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance,
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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RNs & LPNs 12 Hour Shifts
6:30 AM to 7 PM & 6:30 PM to 7AM
3 nights on/4 off one week 4 on/3
off the next week
FULL TIME BENEFITS
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour+ differential

RN SUPERVISOR
12 Hour Shift- Nights 6:30 PM to 7 AM
3 nights on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
$27-$31/hour + differential
FULL TIME BENEFITS
Management & LTC experience required

HOUSEKEEPERS & FLOOR TECHS
All Shifts
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry & AC
Competitive Salary FULL TIME BENEFITS

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Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail Resume to:
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FRAGILE FLOWERS
NEED TOUGH DRIVERS!
If you are tough enough,
we need YOU to haul the
nation's most fragile freight!,
**TEAMS OR SOLOS
WANTING TO TEAM**
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Predictable income and
home time
Paid on hub miles
Orientation Pay
Sign On Bonus
Class A CDL with
HazMat req
800-428-0343 choose
option 1 Palm City or visit
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DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
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Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST .Career Center.
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forcrst.com.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME Excep-
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Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req. THE WAG-
GONERS TRUCKING
(912)571-9668 OR
866)413-3074.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
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Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
FLORIDA BOUND
Large organization now hiring
18-23 sharp guys & gals to
work in travel. Fast paced;
highly motivated sales team
representing news, fashion &
sports publications. Lodging
and Transportation provided
Paid daily. Must be 18 or
older and start today.
1-888-741-2190
LABORER/DRIVER WANTED
Must have good driving record
Apply between 8am-4pm M-S
Taylor Rental
(863)467-2239
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
MECHANIC '
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape'
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWR Fax 863-763-1003 or
Call 863-763-0075
OKEECHOBEE AREA
Small Restaurant needs
MANAGER
5 days er week
1(800)483-4279
WELDER'S HELPER
Looking for a welder's helper,
with some welding exp.
necessary. (863)763-6376


OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometimel
$.38/mi. 1 year experience.
More experience makes
more! Home weekends! Run
our Florida Region! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
PAVING FOREMAN
Heavy Highway Construction
Company seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving.Foreman.
Apply in person to:
Better Roads Inc.
2830 Old State Road #8
Lake Placid, FL 33852
No phone calls please. We are
a drug free work place.

Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
am/Fee Req.
SOUTHERN EQUIPMENT
EXCHANGE 1
Heavy equipment classified
paper looking for office help,
sales rep's, and paper route
drivers. Part-time and full-time
Must have: computer skills,
drivers license, willing to travel
short distances.
Call 863-763-6633



-RN-
Renal Care Center has
Immediate opening for an RN,
F/T-P/T, good benriefits,
training provided. Apply 201
SW 16th St. (863)467-7654



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For Okeechobee Area. Call
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TRUCKS FOR HIRE. Specializ-
ing in flat beds & drop
decks. Professional & on
time servicel.863-634-6833

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as .
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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PAYMENTS! We will buy
your Annuity, Structured Set-
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Babysitting 40b
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


ELDERLY CARE:
Provided in a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
Call 63-801-9497



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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Bro5ted Chiickean
1863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 $.E.



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

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 9 Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabries 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
SPlumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
.(863)467-4567 .
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- 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 :," "i ija. 1 mans,
1 womans. ,.2'5. for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225



BUILDING SALE..."Don't Miss
It!" Final Clearance. Deposit
will hold till spring.
25'x40'x1 2' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded. Others. Pioneer.
(800)668-5422:.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100(863)357-6113
DOORS- Sliding Glass, White,
Like New, $50 or best offer
(863)675-1634
METAL ROOFING-SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
352)498-0778 Toll Free
888)393-0335.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prj'tcssonail
Jnstallutirn tf.SormM
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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



LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliott'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


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antiques

sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style furniture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl

located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-9917


CLOTHES- Little Girls, Size 2T,
Never worn. 20 outfits total.
$130. (863)357-1048
HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
condition, '$25
(863)634-5038
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
* chos & fringe, size 44. $1505
(863)357-0344
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150
(863)634-6601
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.


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
COLLECTIBLES: Many wolf
items (figurines, comiorters'
and more). $200 for all Wll
separate. 239-340-8503
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
HOLIDAY BARBIES (3)
'96,'97,'98, still in box. $175
for all or will sell separate
(863)634-5038
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
(863)357-0125



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


QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
W i,:n Fur, : or King ,, Oueerin.
$125. (863)674-1755


ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
1) rectangle, (1) round &
1 round with lamp, $40.
863)674-1276
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$25Q' or best offer
(863)227-0173
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2NS, 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
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
separate. 239-340-8503.
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors-close
with key lock. $100
(863)763-3191
COMPUTER DESK, 31/ long x
4W 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
DR SUITE- Spc solid wood,
excellent condition $275
(863)673-4942
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
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS-
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old ,$200 (772)812-3300
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777


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


NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools .
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
'tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot



IRONS, Men's, 1 Set. Stiff
Graphite Shafts, $100
863-467-7703
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- set,'
right handed, McGregor, bat-
tle sticks incid woods, bag
$125-(863)467-7703


CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type 'C"
front to sight, $1200 or best
offer (937)215-0307
COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
er, holster $ cartridges,
125 or best offer
(863)983-7915
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
(863)301-0250
PISTOL, 25 auto. iir, rioliter
Like new. Lifetime warranty.
$150 (863)467-0627
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman miTlei 28, '357
mag, 4- toI ijrg. 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,
Mini C(rd 1 ,i'., many ,c-
,:e,, siOi00 IDr Domrn will s
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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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
S417W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
Westco. Cadence 7E, Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
,ie F-I, $100 or best offer
,86;.)6,;,-2896 ask for Vicki



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


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 $11t00. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR.
Pride Jazzy .w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
FREE DIABETIC SIPPLlES'
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
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


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


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125


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863-673-5159
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276


COLOR GAME BOY- with
adapters, lights w/magnifier,
6 games $100
(863)763-3551
SCOOTER, Suni, Electric, Bat-
tery operated, Good condi-
tion $75(863)467-4567


KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro., $100 (863)467-9054
SPEAKER- 12" audiobahn, 1
truck and 1 car box, 200
watt amp, power, wires &
fuse, $150 (863)697-3865


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DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required' *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pim) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977:
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
SRectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500. 863-843-0913 Lv msg
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800. (863)634-1263
TANNING BED- S.un Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial-tanners,
bulbs recently replaced;
$2400(863)453-5599
WELDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, 2 seats, $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 .63r-4.4931 ;.l -


BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6:mos. old, shots up
,to date, needs room to run.
$350 (863)610-1197.
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females,
6 wks, wormed & 1st shots,
APR reg. incl. pedigree certify.
$250 ea. (863)634-7723
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC.
Cert AllI noil. Vet necked.
1.300, 1.400 & 450,
863-763-3073
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
askforVicki.
FISH TANKS-'150 gal, 50 gal.,
29 gal, (2) 10 gal., all for
$160 or will sell separate
(863)201-3492.,
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS;
parents on premises, CKC, 4
M & 1 F Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
.29i657.8549
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, DR TABLE w/5
-chairs, sturdy, all for $500

SCHNAUZER- silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shots $295 (561)271-1032.



QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch"
LongwArm. Furri & Tracks.
Evrytri'rig incldjuded $25i00



P.OOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
WEIGHT' BENCH, WEIDER w/
leg attach., 230 lb. weights,
weight tree, Olympic bar,
$-120/neg. 863-763-2241.


ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
.Directional, Amplified, In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989
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
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2)Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/ hand pumps $399
will separate.(561)951-8767
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
GENERATOR- Brlggs &'Strat-
ton, 550/8550, 10 hp, new,
$325 (561)951-8767
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still in box. $950.
863-673-5159
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
r.1rlng 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.


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BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack, $2500. (863)357-6642

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FREE
On Line JA Service
Buy Sell Trade
863-461-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
S Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. Kid safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
$200 (239)340-8502



GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
(863)763-5501
LAWN M'OWER- 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- Murray,
14hp, 2 cyl, 42" deck, many
new parts, w/new utility cart,
$500 (863)763-3551
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555,
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
$116,95. (863)467-8683


ANGUS BULL, Purebred, 4 yrs .
old, Lemmon/Jarrell blood,
ood cond., ready to work.
2200. (863)634-4497




30 HEAD TWO
YEAR OLDS
THOROUGHLYDEVELOPED
AND TESTED
AllSales byPivateTreaty


HAYMAN'S 7111RANCH
KENANSVILLE, FL
407.709.2040
GOATS, 1 large Billy, 1 small
Billy, 2 Nannies, several kids.
Call for pricing.
(863)634-4497



SABLE PALMS, in 30 gallon
pots. 3 to 6 feettall. $55
each.(863)634-4163


Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $900 mo. + 1st, last &
$600. sec.(863)634-5780


NEW COIN COLLECTOR
ing to add to my colle
Please call to sell col
paper money 239-693'4
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FLORIDA Al
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchins
H. Newton, G. Buckner,
Buckner, L. Roberts, A.
R A. McClendon, S. Ne
BIG $$ (772)562-55(


CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 ft
dozensof ornaments
years old, looks real.
(863)763-5501

Agriculture



Christmas Trees
Farm Equipment
Farm Feed/Products
Farm Miscellaneous
Farm Produce
Farm Services
Offered
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted
Fertilizer
Horses
Landscaping
Supplies
Lawn & Garden
Livestock
Poultry/Supplies
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers




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$200. or will sell sep
(863)763-1370


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S HORIZON PROPERTIES
2930 Hwy 710 E, Okeechobee M

RENTALS AVAILABLE
2/2 on Taylor Creek canal:fum season carport, boathouse, dean slation.
2/1 Andcient Oaks season funm in 55+acommunity Avail now-April 2007.
2/2 NEW Cottllages at the Lake furn, season or annual lease w/dock.
3/2 DW on Kissim River fum season w/ramp, dock, screen porch wool table.
3/2/1 CBS NEW construcion in Okeelamrmock annual lease.
3/2/2 CBS in Eagle Point w/bonus im granite, t1e, upgraded home 2100+sqflt
302/1 CBS NEW consnjodion in Basswood annual lease avail Jan 1.
3/2/1 CBS new oonsd custom home Basswood 6 mh lease w/purch option.
3/2 DW 1900+ sqt scmen room, fenced, dock avail w/purch option in TI.
2/2/1 Duplex in Kings Bay total remodel w/assoc privileges avail Feb 1.
3W/2 NEW CBS Basswood 1500+ iv sqft conshudon finish Feb 1.

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N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldprsurfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313



OKEECHOBEE- 106 Acres on
441,10 m. S. of Yeehaw, 84.
Acres AG $17. Kper Ac, 22
Acres COM $22 K Ac
Call(772)473-7485 or email
billy(lambertcommercial.com
LAMBERT COMMERCIAL



EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, lba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-,
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
OKEE., 2br, 1BA, Furnished in
Kings Bay, Electric not in-
cluded. (863)763-8349 or
(863)634-9850
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11th St., New 2 Bdrm., 11/ Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo.+ 1st&.
Sec..dep. Call (863)634-7722
H es- -e 0 I3' I

BASSWOOD: 2 Bdrm., Up to
date kitchen rnw appl Brand
new C/Air. W/D $890 rmo +
sEe: &r,' iS561818t-7380
Beaulilul home in Basswood.
3br 2Oa ./ garage..All
rooms have walk-in closets.
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy at 305-458-8813.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4br/2ba,
very clean, fireplace, lake ac-
cess, must have ref. 1st &
Sec. dep. 863-824-0981
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1I. Bj 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1200. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-795-4425
kdsdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info.
(863)357-6700 ,
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left
Totally reiurti;ned New kiir.i
en, A.diiWrrAxsririel New uban .
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414 .
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/garage in nice neighbor-
hood. No pets. $975/mo. Yr.
lease. F/L/S. 863-610-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba CBS'
Home, 406 NE 7th St.'$850.
mo. + 1st., sl '$,500 ser
req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled:
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.


OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, Avail. 12/18/06 $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
TREASURE ISLAND, Lake Ac-
cess. 3br/2ba. 1st & Sec.
Dep. Must have ref.
(863)824-0981
Shop from a ginM catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classllleds.



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


OKEECHOBEE, To share 3BR
house, utilities & cable incl.
$600/mo. 1st months rent &
sec. req'd. (863)673-6559



EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
WATERFRONT PROPERTIES
FOR SALE or RENT
(863)467-8683


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sae '1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16trh
Ave. -4BR 2BA la Cgarage
ref ,y noi ,1200 rri,
$0 down 18631484-0809
PALM HARBOR Faciory Liqui-
daiion Sale 2006 Models
Must Go' Modular, Mobile &
SSiil Homes 0'.. DOWN
Wrrwn Yoiu Own tOJur Own
Lind'! Call lor FREE Color
Briocnure 800)622-2832.


Lad- Sl 00
NORTH FLORIDA LAND FOR
SALE: 20-acre Chestnut Or-
chard, Suwannee County;
10- and 20-acre tracts, high
& dry, Madison County;
$8,500-9,500/acre.
(850)971-7208.
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classMeds


OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area, (3) V acre lots,
appraised at $55k each/now
$50k each. (863)357-8229



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-.
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN,NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTI-
FUL BLUE RIDGE Mountain
Views. .3.2 Acre Mountain
Estate. Heavily Wooded with
Stream. EZ Financing-
$29,900. (800)230-6380,
ext.620.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
TENNESSEE Affordable lake &
mountain properties. Low
property taxes. No state in-
come tax.Four seasons-
Southern hospitality. For
more info Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large
5 acre tract along very wide
trout stream with private ele-
vated homesite, good ac-
cess, view, trees, nearby
river, $59,500
(866)789-8535.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres 49,900; 70
acres $89,900;. 110 acres -
$132,900. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Abundant wild-
life. Recreational paratlise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call
Utah Ranches, LLC.
(888)541-5263


Mobile Homes



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




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



OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/1ba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232
* OKEECHOBEE'S"GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has1&2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com


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





S 4925 HWY 441 SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, R
www.StantonMH.com


An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,;
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models in stock
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at
772-663-1700
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat, Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
Doublewide,'85, 3BR/2BA,
Good condition, includes
setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land:
$29,900. (863)675-8888
Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848.
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1 ba, Flod-
da rm, carport, Laundry rm,:
furnished, storage'shed,
$27,500 (863)467-0284
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2.
lots, will divide, $15000
n e g -
(863)763-6912/447-0055
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Spe.cial Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
.Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & '18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1850 (863)763-4680
AQUA SPORT 1977:17 ft, 110
Johnson motor, runs strong.
$1800 or best offer.
863-634-0164 or 634-9629
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
'in and gps system $5500
(h.' t)h.- 35 *
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85'
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
,(8q63)634-2582


BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. $2500
(863)824-6781 anytime
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
GRUMAN 14'- aluminum, V
bottom, with 20 HP Evin-
rude, w/trailer, $1200 or will
trade (561)261-0766
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
863-946-6639/634-2401
JON Boat- 12 FT., transom,
great for hunting, green, 6 hp
Johnson, trailed, excellent
cond. $400 (863)763-8797
MASTEfRCRAFT.,1995, Ski
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307
RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
Trailer included Great gift.
$1400. or best offer.
239-233-0413
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XR SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
hrs. 36 motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
(561)262-0493
promaxi3@adelphia.net
Ranger 520VX,''01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., lack plate, steel prdp,
GPS mIp w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle tilr & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value.
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600; or best offer.
(863)634-2582


Coachmen Travel Trailer '88:
Sleeps 4, AC & heat, gas range,
gas/elec fridge. $4200. In Pio-
neer, Henry Co 561-827-2464
Fleetwood American Dream
'00, 40 FT. 2 Slides/11K, Many
extra's! Garaged, $120,000 or.
puosible i riJ 863-467-5207


DIRT BIKE: 2001 Suzui 65 L,
Only u'ie 10 rhnour I. -1700.
(863)634-0856
HD Leathers, mens & ladies
jackets, chaps, pants, vests,
1 helmet, new &'like new,
$200.(863)610-1964
HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
750: Windshield, Low mileage,
premium bags, garaged. Ex-
tra's. $4,400. (863)983-9585
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mls. Extra's! Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
863-634-5862/467-8573
TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
with ramp, galvanized, 12"
tires, 12'2" overall length.
$550 (863)357-2113



CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
(239)633-7173 MooreHaven
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc.
Brand new. $550 or best
offer. (863)675-0506 or
(863)675-3978 LaBelle
E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. .Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 Iv. msg.


L onerrin ntinger, Ivianager www., io-yulueitI-iis.uui i
863 763-6434'
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
upgrading, camo color, $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
ask for Sam
GO, CART- runs, $300
,(863)634-7706
Suzuki Eiger, '04, w/ramps,
400, 4x4, low miles, new tires,
winch, Must Sell! $3000 or
best offer. (772)240-5038

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4C45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers -1060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 1070



CADILLAC DEVILLE, 1992-
Runs great,a/c, $1,500 firm.
Call 863-946-1859.
CADILLAC EL DORADO '97,
ETC, Fully loaded, white pparl
diamond, has new parts,
$5500 (561)723-1849 ,
CAMARO- '94- 143k miles,
18" mag wheels, 2 10" sub-
woofers, CD, low profile tires
$2000 .(863)467-0466
,CAMARO Z28 '80- all o[ngiral,
350 auto, Power windows,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
(863)634-6601
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,-
$800 'or. best offer.
(863)697-3090
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
863-447-2276
FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
Needs work. $300O
(772)597-6240
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
(863)467-6778
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04,
Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond in/outside. Sirrus
,$16,000. (561)924-2005
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)'612-5457 after 5 PM
or weekends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K mi.. $850.
(863)697-0241
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
$f995. (863)467-8683
TOYOTA TERCEL '90, Good
.condition, a/c works, auto.,
front wheel drive. $750
(863)467-4537



FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details
(772)834-4235
FORD F150 '79,i351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
(863)634-3055


NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works! $5500 (863)634-6235


GOLF CART- Electric, 3 wheel,
with charger, $600
(863)634-5225
YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
bestoffer (989)831-5135



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


FLAT BED, Steel: 20 Ft,
$1200 or best offer.
863-634-5936
FORD- '86, F350, Diesel,
parts, truck, $800
i'jit, i'5'1 .i i;I,7
FORD F150"'87, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
(863)484-0504
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
PARTS, 4x4, Irji'' inr itr
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500. for all,
will separate. i 8. 11-.l- I
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, I. 1i nv ,for '01
Nissan Altin, i) .E, I. ") ,r
best offer (863)902-1159
RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy Impala LTZ, 17"
rims, 225/55/R17 Goodyears.
. ,1111rng h86 J6'.7 ... ".,.
TAILGATE, Off .a 01 Doi d,]
truij : '1, 1. r i tie- l ,;li r
(863)634-7318
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
ie: & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear

TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
Mudders. $1,50
(863)763-0852
TIRES- (6) Wrangler,
P265/70R17, (4) ATV, new,
$425 will separate
(561)951-8767 .
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900
(863)675-1862
WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.


CHEVY '83, 1/2Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
CHEVY TRUCK 1994 Stage
Coach Conversion, 71K mls.,
350 cu. in., Show Room Con-
dition. Must see! 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,
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer
(863)357-3400


CHEVY BLAZER- '85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift.'36" tires, 305, V8,
GM'14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more info (863)697-3865


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


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

LEGAL NOTICE
FOR SALE:
Content of unit #122 at M&M Self Stor-
age, 4129 Hw 441 South, Okeecho-
beu, FL 34974, 357-2311 includes
assorted'tools, propane burner, sofa,
love seat, electric guitar, Sears hot wa-
ter tank, 16 gal. shop vac, boxes of
wildlife feeders, RV cover, Prestoliger
alternator, propane tank and more.
Best offer accepted: by December 15.,
2006.
FOR SALE:
Content of unit #153 269 boxed of
clothing, shoes, (assorted sizes) and
some household items Best offer ac-
cepted: by December 15, 2006.
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Community Events


Rib dinners hosted by F&AM
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM, will sponsor a rib dinner on Sat-
urday,.Dec. 16, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth A\ e.,
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.m.

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 pancake
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 St., will 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 public.
For information, call WandaWoodham at (863) 763-9352.

Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present
"Christmas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional Christ-
mas 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 present-
ed again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-4127.


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

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 Christ-
mas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be available 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
through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys ranging from baby
to teen. They also need donations of turkeys, hams and all the trim-
mings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a family
by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the parents) to wrap and
place under the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach will accept
store gift certificates, checks made payable to the mission, or cash and
volunteers will purchase the items needed. Receipts are available.
Please make checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P
0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.


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
deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it home.

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






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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
SHERIFF'SOFFICE UTILITY SHED PURCHASE .
Bid No. 2006-27
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests sealed bids
to provide the following:
SCOPE:
*Provide and Install one (1) utility shed, approximately 14' x 30'In accordance
with the applicable building codes.
SPECIFICATIONS:
*Rectangulardesign approximately 14' x 30' (high wall design).
*Double doors located In front (14') portion of unit.
*Insulation for walls and roof.
Vinyl exterior walls.
No windows.
*Small (no access) exhaust vents located in top end wall.
' *25 year shingle roofing. .
*Primed and painted Interior walls and floor.
*Access ramp for wheeled Items.
*Provde 2 sets of Florida certified drawings with raised seals,
Including Installation design.
*Delivery and installation to be included.
*All applicable permits required.'
Please provide written bid to include one (1) UTILITY SHED, delivered as specified
above including installation, ins sealed envelope bearing the name and address of
the proposer and the words "SHERIFF'S OFFICE UTILITY SHED", BID NO. 2006 -
27, marked clearly on the outside. Upon award of project, successful bidder will
be required to furnish: (a Certificates of insurance coverage's with minimum
; ii'ij,,,,, r .. Ais,.. ...,,. ..,1 .. (b) $300,000 minimum com-
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For more information contact Tony Ard, Facilities Maintenance Director at
(863) 357-7007 or Detective Sgt. Brad Stark, Sheriffs Office at (863)763-3117
ext.235.
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 North West 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee County, FL34972 ,
Deadline: Tuesday January 9, 2007 at 3pm
Bids received afterthattime will be unopened,
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related to prepara-
ion or delivery of-proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposes, to
waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal: which, in its judgment,
best serves the County's needs.'
Okeechobee County. is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Okeechotee Board of Okeechobe'Board of County Commissioners
County Commissioners '
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Request for Bids
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The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
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John F. Hayford
Executive Director
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NOTICE OF HEARING
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