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Vol. 97 No. 349 Friday, Decembor 15,2006 50 Plus tax

Clerk offices
close for luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court will be closed
between noon and 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 22, for the annu-
al employee holiday season
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
community can drive by and
enjoy your festive decorations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
136 S.E. 13th Ave.
1404 S.E. 7th St.
201 S.E. 8th St.
.501 S.E. 8th St.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21stSt.
1065 S.E. 21stStA
1475 S.E. 21st St.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
(Blue Heron)
5012 S.E. 44th St.
801 S.E. 6th Ct.
2801 S.E. 18th Ct.
4003 S E. 29th Ct.
1930 S.E. 24th Blvd.
3268 N.W. 26th Ave.
206 N.W 12th St.
210 N.W 12th St.
605 N.W 17th St.
609 N.AW 17th St,
14420 N.W 292nd St
6952 N.\V.30th St.
3033 N.W 37th Ave.
7528 N W 92nd Ct.
11087 N.E. 1st Way
7950 S.R. 78W.
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Palm Village Ranch
3421 S.W 18th St
710 S.W. 28th St.
2224S.\V 28i-, St.
4411 S.W 13th Ave.
2247 S.W2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 milesW.onS.R. 70
" Kissimmee River Fishing
10 miles W. on 70

E.E.S.looks forward
to the holidays
Miss Snyder's class has
been reviewing all letters,
sounds and sight words.

Drought Index
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Source: Florida Division
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South Singers: perform Christmas play

S' eechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary School South Singers performed the play "The Incredible Reindeer"
by Teresa Jennings on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Together they saved Christmas from an aster-
oid and led Santa's sleigh through the fog. Members of the Singers are: (in no particu-
lar order) David Blount, Kristin Higgins, Isabelle Sheldon, Tequiria Harper, Billie Levitt,
Cheyeann Schaeffer, Kayla Simpson, Caleb Bockoras, Brianna Nunez, Casey Lewis,
Bobby Neese, Alyssa Sinclair, Michelle Garcia, Erica Goggans, Cheyenne McNitt, Bray-
den Rucks, Dalton Pickering, Tristen Nemeth, Tabatha Henry, Jennie Sue Busbin, Mary
Bushatz, Naomi Cook, Taylor Pearce, Levi Summerford, RJ Tedders, Beth Hayden, Car-
los Hernandez, Tiffany Jackson, Jerry McKee, Ruth Palacios,. Jennifer Treece, Gisel
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ing for an unidentified white When last seen, the man had a
male %% ho is wanted for ques- ring beard and was wearing a
tioning in connection with the plaid shirt, white undershirt,
armed robbery of a local liquor blue jears, workboots and a red
store Tuesday evening. baseball cap.
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by Teresa Jennings on Tuesday, Dec. 12. "The Incredible Reindeer" came to save Christ-
mas from an asteroid that was forecast to hit Earth. "The Incredible Reindeers" were (left
to right) Robo Guy-Stormy Stokes, Hyper Speed-Jessica Olney, Laser Squint-Matthew
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automatic handgun.
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man walked into the store around
6 p.m. on Dec. 12, laid a bag on the
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on this case, they are asked to call
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Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from
the parking lot of their building on U.S.78W. until.Dec. 23. :-
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in
size from 4 to 11 feet. All trees are reduced to half price and none are
over $50. They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it
Garbage won't be picked up Dec.25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday, Dec.
25-Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday, Dec.
25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, wil be picked
up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be picked ip Thurs-
day, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up Friday, Dec. 29; and
Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday, Dec.30. '
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-
Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE -Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the First
United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for Christmas
and other Christian youth activities. i
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Floral Design,
300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec.31.
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can'have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license. .
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee.
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their-
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very Iw and low-income
applicants./ ,
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserveyour
seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9a.m.

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Everglades Elementary School

looking forward to the holidays

Miss Snyder's class has been
reviewing all letters, sounds and
sight words. The boys and girls like
to compete with teams on blend-
ing to make words
with word families,
rhyming pairs
and match the
opposites. The
class is learn-
ing how to
count from 0 -
30. They need to practice see-say-
write numbers from 1 -20. Please
don't forget to buy a ticket to our
Christmas play and dinner on Dec.
12 and 14th. Thank you for your
Mrs. Moore's class is enjoying
learning all about holiday customs
around the world. Did you know
some people get presents for eight
days in a row? We are trying to be
good so that the Christmas Elf will
come put things in our stockings.
We got special candy -canes and
candy can pens already. We made
a beautiful gingerbread house and
Christmas tree that we found on
Jan Brett's great website!
In Mrs. Noonan's class, five chil-
dren know 100 per cent of letters,
sounds and high-frequency sight
: words. Several more are getting
close. We are learning about equal
parts, and symmetry in math. Soon
we will be counting to twenty and
write number 0 -20. We wish
everyone a very Merry Christmas
and happy, healthy NewYear!
First Grade
Ms. Walsh's students are work-
ing hard on their "qu" & "wh"'
sounds. We are also counting by
2's, 5's, 10's. Stay safe for the,
upcoming holiday season and
S.we'll see you back.on January4th.
Ms. Parrish's class is reading,'
reading, reading for the 100 Book
Challenge. We are also practicing
reading skills everyday so we can
im prove our reading and read new
books that will challenge us. Our
class wishes everyone wonderful
and safe Christmas.
Mrs. Bartletl's class is enjoying
the 100 Book Challenge. We are
writing ,stories about What Snow-
men Do at Night? We enjoyed lis-

tening to the book. We will be
learning about Christmas customs
around the world. We wish you a
Merry Christmas and a Great New
Mrs. Laskey's class has enjoyed
learning all about Germany and.
their Christmas customs. We have
read the Gingerbread Man story
and have completed a writing
about this book. To culminate our
study of Germany, we will be mak-
ing our own personal gingerbread
house! Merry Christmas and
Happy NewYear!
Mrs. Rowley's class has been
working very hard on reading and
writing. We will be making and
decorating our very own ginger-
bread houses for the holidays. The
students are very excited about
Christmas and we want to wish
-everyone a safe and happy holiday
season. Birthday wishes also go
out to Mariyah Mendoza, Robert
Futch, Noah LaGrange and
Valentin Perez.
Mrs: Murrish's class is working
hard on Christmas .projects. We
have enjoyed painting our orna-
ments for our class tree. They are
beautiful. We are also looking for-
ward to making gingerbread hous-
es. Birthday wishes go to Gerardo
Sanchez and Rebecca Starnes.
The students in Mrs. Hollin's
class are very. busy preparing for
the holiday season. In science we
are discovering how areive five senses
help us learn about our world.
Christmas is a special season when
all of our senses come alive. We
will begin our unit with the sense
of sight and decorate our class
Christmas tree.
Students will listen to the
sounds of Christmas and conduct a
taste test. Students will choose
between salty, bitter, sour, and
sweet. The students will bake
something special in the oven to
explore the sense of smell. To finish
up the unit we will read "Story of
the Gingerbread Man" and make
gingerbread houses.
Second Grade
Ms. Hunt's class is very busy
working on subtraction and bor-
rowing. We practice everyday and
are slowly getting good at it. Feliz

Mrs. Brady's class is having fun
doing our Polar Express theme. We
are excited about seeing our
school play- Santa Stuck in the 50's.
We wish everyone a Happy Holi-
Mrs. Campbell's class enjoyed
breaking the pinata that we made.
Season's Greetings to all!
Mrs. Kirby's class is making
wishes for Christmas and writing
letters to Santa. They wish every-
one a Merry Christmas.
Mr. Wright's class wishes every-
one a Merry Christmas and a
Happy NewYear!
Ms. Stokes's class is having
loads of fun traveling the Polar
Express. Students boarded the
train Monday after having their spe-
cial ticket stamped by the conduc-
tor. On the train we listened to a
reading of The Polar Express and
later made special bells, drank hot
cocoa and ate nugget cookies.
Yum! We would like to wish every
family a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year! Congratulations
to the Student of the Week Naomi
Fifth Grade
Miss Kosinski's class has, been
working hard on our fraction unit.
The class seems to be doing won-
derful. We look forward to adding
fractions next week!
Student Council
Our Student Council Christmas
party was on December 8th treats
were ice-cream sundaes. The stu-
dents will create their own sun-
Literacy Council
The Word of the Week
(WOW!) for this week has ,been
brilliant. Brilliant is an adjective that
means shining bright or to be very
smart. Here is brilliant in two sen-
tences: "Rudolph's nose was bril-
liant in the night sky." Or "Gretchen
is a very brilliant little puppy." An
opposite for brilliant is dull or dim.
Please use the word brilliant cor-.
rectly in a sentence.
Our 100 Book Challenge step
count is over 31,000 and growing
each day. We are counting our new
steps now and hope to have 50,000
by Christmas.

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Dale F Pearson
Dale F. Pearson, age 91, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Dec. 13, 2006, at the Hospice
Hamrick Home. He has been a
resident of Okeechobee for over
20 years, and attended Christian
Fellowship Church.
Mrs. Pearson is preceded in
death by his first wife, Margaret.
'tje is survived by: his wife of
11 years, Rema Pearson of Okee-

chobee; son, Dale D. (Cindy)
Pearson of Columbia, Tenn.;
three daughters, Donna Camp-
bell, Nancy Osterloh and Pam
Kelly, all of Columbus, Ohio. Mr.
Pearson is also survived by
numerous grandchildren and his
sister, Dorothy Smith of Point
Pleasant, W. Va.
The family will receive friends
for visitation on Friday, Dec. 15,
2006, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be next week at the
Alton Darby Cemetery in Colum-
bus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory, 110 N.E. Fifth St.,

EES students of the week
"Students of the Week" for December 11 through December 15, The following students
are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students are, Moises Elias,
Estela Gomez, Emily Hernandez, Abi Medrano-Morales, and Sage Motlow. First grade
students are, Erick Garcia, Nickolas Montero, Tymber Keaton, Emily Rhodes, and Colton
Leppert. Second grade students are (in no particular order), Lisette Yanez, Naomi Thorn-
ton, Bianca Torres, Jennifer Murphy, Jorge Miranda, and Brilyn Sell. Third grade students
are, Jenna Rodriguez, John Granados, Jacob Rodriguez, Lony Castaneda, John McGe-
hee, and Karina Campos. Students in fourth grade is Ashley Cason. Fifth graders are,
.Chayse Harrell, Markita Skeen, Kaylee Tumoszwicz, and Taylor Williams. Congratula-
;tions to our many outstanding students.

Natural resources expert joins

UFIRREC faculty in January 7

FORT PIERCE -_ To enhance
environmental science degree
offerings at the University of Flori-
da Indian River Research and
Education Center near Fort
Pierce, UF's expert in natural.
resources and en\ ironmnental pol-
icy and economics will join the
Fort Pierce faculty full-time in Jan-
Roy Carriker, Ph.D., who has
for many years served as a full-
time professor at the UF
Gainesville campus, will join the
Fort Pierce faculty. In addition .to
his teaching duties, Carriker's
appointment with the university is
As founding director of the
Florida Natural Resources Leader-
ship Institute, he has taught mid-
career natural resource profes-.
sionals about dispute resolution
and conflict management tech-
niques as they relate to environ-
mental issues. Also in a statewide
capacity, he has provided leader-
ship and outreach education to
extension agents on the interpre-
tation,of public policy as it per-
-tains to Florida's environment
and its natural resources
For spring semester 2007, Car-
riker %will offer both introduction
to Natural Resources, as well as
Natural Resource and. Environ-
mental Policy. The introduction
course will be offered Wednesday
evenings, 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.,
beginning Jan. 10 and will contin-
ue each Wednesday evening until
mid-April. The course is designed
to introduce students .to natural
and environmental resource eco-
An emphasis \\ill be placed on
understanding economic. con-
cepts such, as resource scarcity,
market failure, externality, proper-
ty rights and common property
resources, and their application to
studies of forest, land, water,
energy and coastal resources.
Natural Resource and Environ-
mental Policy will be offered on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9 until 10:25 a.m. each week
until mid-April. The course is a
study of the role of government in
natural resource and environ-

Roy Carriker, Ph.D. founding director of the Florida Natural
Resources Leadership Institute will join UFIRREC staff.

mental management
"Course participants will
acquire a good understanding of
the scope and content of natural
resource and environmental poli-
cy both federal and state," said
Dr.Carriker ...
.Studena'fill become familiar
,with onliRneditio~ States Code, the Code of Federal
Regulations and Florida statutes
ancd will acquire the ability to use
thdse documents as sources of
policy-relevant information about
natural resources and the eni-
"My course is not designed to,
train legal scholars or policy ana-
lysts. Rather, the premise of the
course is that citizens need to
understand the role of govern-
ment with respect to the environ-
ment, regardless of ho\ they earn
their living," said Carriker.
Carriker brings to IRREC many
years of teaching experience in.-
the U.S. as .well as abroad.
Recently, he was a visiting profes-
sor at Southwest University in the
People's Republic of China where
he taught a graduate course in
'natural resource economics. Dur-
ing the visit, he began discussions
to develop a faculty and student
exchange program-between the:.
UF and the Chinese university.
Recognized as a highly effec-
tive and influential educator, Car-
riker in 1999 received the

Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-.
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Jose Juis, 27, S.R. 70 E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec.
12 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a
charge of aggravated battery. His
bond was set at $15,000.
Jamey Louis Douglas, 34,
S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 12 by Deputy P.
Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
uttering a forged instrument
(two counts). He is being held
without bond.
Donald Leon Gordon, 18,
S.E. Sixth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 12 by Deputy
P. Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with burglary of a dwelling. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Monique Lynn DeLoach,
22, S.W. First Drive, Chiefland,
was arrested Dec. 12 by Deputy
P. Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with worthless check (three
counts) and worthless check
over $150. Her bond was set at
Eduardo Vargas, 19, N.E.

168th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 13 by Deputl G.
Popovich on a charge of battery
on detention staff (four counts).
His bond was set at $80,000.
Rhonda Lynn Sinclair, 50,
N.W. 168th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 13 by Deputy
Kristin Gray on a charge of
arson. Her bond was set at
$5,000. ,
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.

Provost's Faculty Producli\ity
Award, and in 2000 the Senior
Faculty Productilit. Award.
Carriker earned a Ph.D. in Agri-
cultural Economics at Virginia
Tech in 1976. He was awarded a
Master of Science degree in- Agri-
cultural Economics from the Uni-
versily of Illinois, in 1972, and a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Sociology from Eastern Illinois
University in 1968.
Carriker studied natural
resources law as a full-time visit-
ing scholar at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law dur-
ing the 2002-03 academic Near.

There was once a young man who
worked as an apprentice.under a.famous
stained glassartist
The famous artist designed and made
the most beautiful windows in the coun-
The young apprentice gathered up and
saved every tiny piece of glass the artist
let fall on the floor. Then one day the
young man took the tiny bits and pieces
he had saved and began making a win-
dow of his own creation. After months of
labor his window was completed.
To make a long story short the window
made from bits and pieces was
acclaimed as the' most beautiful ever
made. The young man became famous
in his own right as a great artist
There are many fragments of time and
life that can be turned into great accom-
plishments. The bits and pieces are
important, and the wise use them effec-
Thought To Remember. Use every
moment to it fullest salvage the frag-
ments of life.

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TRUCK DRIVERS: I'm calling about the dump truck drivers. I am a
dump truck driver and a single mother of two small children. It's not
that the dump trucks are slow. We have eight gears that we have to go
through. Not to mention that we carry over 70,000 pounds. It takes us
'longer to stop. It takes us longer to make turns because we have to
Sgear down. We can't rely on just our brakes we use our transmis-
sion as well. I've had a lot of people pull out in front of me thinking that
"I can stop on a dime when I can't. So it's not just the dump truck driv-
; ers, its drivers in general that are crazy out there. If .it wasn't for us
dump truck drivers, your house pads wouldn't be built; your septic
tanks wouldn't be put in; your drain fields wouldn't be installed; and,
your gravel wouldn't be delivered for your driveway. We dump truck
Drivers bring a lot of work to the community. We also do a lot for the
community. A lot of the dump truck drivers that you're talking about
on S.R. 70 are from out of town. Maybe DOT needs to come in and be
ready to stop and check some trucks out. I do agree with that.

" RECYCLE BINS: I've been to the public recycle center several times
in the last few months and noticed the recycle materials are overflow-
ing from the bins onto the ground. Could you please find out when
they empty those bins.
Editor's Note: As we stated in some time back in a similar call, the
bins are emptied by Waste Management when they are contacted by
those who monitor them.)
DUMP TRUCKS: I'm calling about the complaints about dump
truck drivers. The next time you go to any local store be grateful for the
dump truck drivers because without us, you wouldn't have them.
Without us you wouldn't have house pads, septic tanks, drain fields,
gravel and if it wasn't for us dump truck drivers hauling dirt to build up
the prairie you wouldn't have the prairie. Before you start complaining
about slow dump truck drivers you need to think about what we do for
this community.

SPENDING: If the county commissioners hadn't spent $20 million
we could have had a hurricane shelter, a county emergency operations
center, a storm water pump conveyance system or waste water man-
agement expansion and still have had $5 million left over. We could
have helped ourselves instead of begging the state for money. I refer to
an article in the Dec. 13 Okeechobee News. We spent $13 million on a
judicial center when we could have spent $5 million and still have had
a safe courthouse but without the frills, whistles and bells. We have to
have a jewel. We spent $8 million, or so, on an albatross that is costing
$1,300 a day with losses. Remember the old saying: "God helps those
that help themselves." Perhaps the people of Okeechobee County
could lake that into consideration the next time there is an election.

WHY I LIVE HERE: I am a senior lady that lives in Okeechobee and
there are many reasons I live here. One is the fact that the people in
Okeechobee are wonderful. Saturday, I lost my purse. A young couple
-found it and got into it and called my family, found me and brought my
entire purse to me. I just wanted to publicly thank them and also the
sheriff's office and the city police who tried to help me. There's no
place like Okeechobee. Take my word for it.
QUANTUM HOUSE: This call is directed to Mr. Willie Gary who just
had a $2 or $3 million party in Stuart and to all rich people in our tri-
county area. The Quantum House needs donations. They are right on
the same road as St. Mary's Hospital. We went'through lhis with our
daughter and we were the only other ones there with another couple
who lost their child in a car accident. Anybody at this time of the year
who can make donations for anything, 'please help Quantum House in
West Palm Beach. Mr. Gary and all these people who can afford $2 or
$3 million dollar parties can surely contribute something to help the
parents of sick children.
TRAINS: What is the deal? Here lately the trains have been coming
through at 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. Don't they realize people are trying
to get to work and get home? And, this problem with the arms sticking
and backing up traffic for an hour at a time is just getting out of hand.
Can't something be done about it?

TRAIN DELAYS: If I am running late to get to work I get held up by
the 8 a.m. train and have to sit and pray that the arms will come up
after the train is gone. Usually, when they do go up after a couple of
cars get through, they drop back down for no apparent reason both on
U.S. 98 and U.S. 441. One morning I was to open the office'for every-
one and just that thing happened and left .everyone at our company
standing outside waiting on me. I usually get off at 5 p.m. so if I head
right home I will get stuck at the tracks every time. I have animals at
home waiting to-get outside or else I would just go do something for a
bit to give it time and then head home. But, I have to get home solI just
head north and pray that I make it. It does seem odd too that it hap-
pens right there at one of their offices.

UNVELIEVABLE: This is unbelievable! When I went to OHS some
20-plus years ago, there was no tolerance of this subject. If you were
gay you sure didn't talk about it. You didn't act it you kept it private. I
know people have their rights. I'm not going to point the finger and say
it's this or that one's fault, but I will tellyou that the subject is not going
to die down. So, we need to deal with it the best way possible. How
many people know that the gay community has pretty well taken over
the lake? Have you been down there lately? You can't even take your
kids to the lake anymore. It has become a hangout for the homosexu-
.als in this town. This is their meeting grounds. They need to find some-
Swhere else to do their thing.

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
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.
AA. 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 Restaurant,
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 information to pro-
mote their business. The meeting provides networking opportuni-
ties for women in business and is open to the public. No member-
ship is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (800)
299-8878; or, by e-mall at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
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.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-
.saArnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Rotay Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-,
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone iswelcome.For information, contact EnidBoutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or some-
one just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863)
801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.

Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)

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Community Events

Business Women's group meets Dec. 15
The Okeechobee Business Women's Networking luncheon-will
meet Friday, Dec. 15, at the Brahman Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., for networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Church to present musical
Brighton Baptist Church choir will present "A Carol to the King"
on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 10:40 a.m. The Christmas musical was writ-
ten and arranged by Mosie Lister. The public is invited. Brighton Bap-
tist 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. NewYear's Eve service.
Church hosting live nativity
Hobe Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativity
at 11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at
7:30 p.m. For information, call (772) 546-5696.
Community Choir presents Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will present its eighth annual Christmas concert, "It Took a
Miracle", Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus", and other seasonal favorites
at the First United Methodist Church located at 200 N.W. Second
Ave., on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. The beautiful blend of 70 voices compris-
ing this season's choir represents singers from 17 local churches. For
information, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser \'ill go to Shriner programs.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 16, for
framing and installing roof trusses on the house being built for the
family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood. Bring your tools and be
at the building site by8 a.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and
leave a message.
Rib dinners hosted by F&AM
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM, will sponsor a rib dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth
Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person and can be
obtained from any member of the Lodge. For information, contact
Matt Buxton at (863) 634-3706 or Rick Holt at (863) 634-8085. Take-
out plates will be available.
Father Duffy to celebrate anniversary
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Father Hugh Duffy will celebrate the 40th
anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with a special mass
at Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., at 4:30 p.m.
Church hosting pancake breakfast
.The Worship Team of His House Fello'whip Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will sponsor an'all-6ou-can-eat pancake
breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4 dona-
tion.'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, callWanda Woodham at (863) 763-9352.
Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present
"Christmas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional
Christmas Nativity celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Church presenting Christmas drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will pres-
ent "Everything Glorious" an anointed praise and worship musi-
cal drama for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be
presented again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For 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-dclub 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 Wednes-
day, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
Church hosts dinner, gospel sing
A combined event of the annual meeting of Cowboys for Christ
and celebration of Mary Lanier's 60th anniversary of singing gospel
songs will be joined by The Celebration Singers Carol Feyos,
Frank and Judy Smith and Doyle McDuffy at the Basinger Civic
Center on Thursday, Dec. 21. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6
p.m., and singing will begin at 7 p.m.
Main Street offering hams, turkeys

Main Street is offering honeybaked hams and turkeys for the
Christmas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pick up on Friday afternoon, Dec2. For information,
call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take place
now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys ranging from
baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys, hams and all the
trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a
family by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the parents) to
wrap and place under the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach
will accept store gift certificates, checks made payable to the mis-
sion, 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 O0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863)

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All's Arcade soccer champions
All's Arcade has won the 2006 Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation 10 and Under
soccer championship. Team members are (front row-left to right) Aubrie Reister, Trista
Osceola, Lizzie Buck, Wyatt Bessenbacher, Kade Smith and Alyssa Weeks; (middle row-
left to right),Sebastian Fulleda, Bryan Guerrero, Devin Jimenez, Cheyenne Nunez, Tiffany
Bowers and Chelsea Wharin; (back row-left to right) Daniel Nunez-coach, Delaney Osce-
ola and Jorge Fulleda, assistant coach.


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2006 GCR Transport soccer champions
The GCR Transport 12 and under soccer team won the 2006 Okeechobee County Parks
& Recreation soccer league championship. Team members are (front row, left to right)
Nicholas Kielbasa, Anthony Vitella, Saul Rios, LuisAlvarado and Omar Jimenez; (middle
row, left to right) Eduardo Sanchez, Benjamin Kielbasa, Brittney Ball, Shelby Muller,
Crystal Garza, Ernesto Sanchez and Sergio Vargas; (back row, left to right) Rick Kiel-
basa-assistant coach, Emily Raulerson, Hank Raulerson-coach and Tyler Baird.

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Sports Briefs

Memorial alumni
soccer game scheduled
The Second Annual Yolanda
Torres Memorial Alumni Scholar-
ship soccer game will take place
at Brahman Stadium on Thurs-
day, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The $5.00
admission will entitle the fan to
admission to the game and a
combo meal. Tickets will be avail-
able at the gate. For information,

contact Celia Fox at (863) 697-
9614 or Brian King at (863) 610-
Sign-up for youth
basketball to begin
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m., beginning
Monday, Dec.. 11 through Friday,

Jan. 5 at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex located at 640
N.W. 27th Lane. Registration is
$30 per child and parents are
required to present a copy of the.
participant's birth certificate at
time of registration. Participant's.
age as of March 15, 2007 deter-
mines age group. The league will
consist of three age groups: 14 &
under; 12 & under and 10 &
under. Games are played locally
and are tentatively scheduled to

OHS Winter Sports Schedules

Lady Brahmans
(JV time is listed first, followed by
varsity time)
Dec. 15: vs. Treasure Coast 5/7
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce Westwood -
9/11 a.m.
Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll 4/6 p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30 p.m..
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer-
Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Tour-
nament at OHS -10 a.m.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls
Tournament at- 10 a.m.
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial Dual
atSCHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tourna-
ment at Vero Beach -10 a.m.
Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tourna-
ment (JV) at OHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual Tour-
nament at MCHS -10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tourna-
ment at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS-l10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at VBHS
Jan. 27: Polk County Tournament
at PCHS in Lakeland 10 a.m.

Jan. 27: Girls State Tournament at
Kissimmee 10 a.m.
** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast Dual at
OHS -7 p.m.
Feb. 3: District Tournament at
South Fork 10 a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tournament-
Palm Bay noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon,
**Parent and Senior Night
Lady Brahmans
(JV times are first followed by var-
sity times).
Dec. 15: at Sebastian River -
5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec; 28: Forest Hill for Christmas
Tournamentt- TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Jan. 3: John Carroll -5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 8: vs. Fort Pierce Westwood -
5:30/7 p.m.
. Jan. 12: at Inlet Grove-JFK Middle
School 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7
Jan. 18: at Glades Central 5:30/7
Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial 5:30/7

Jan. 30: District tournament at
Forest Hill 4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament- at
Forest Hill 7 p.m.
Feb. 3: Championship round of
Districts at Forest Hill 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
Dec. 15: at @ Glades Central -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21: at Jensen Beach -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 27-30: at @ Gulfshore
Shootout in Naples TBA
Jan. 4: vs. Westwood -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: vs. Suncoast 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan. 13: at John Carroll 5:30/7
Jan. 16: at Forest Hill 4:30/6/7:30
Jan. 19: vs. Glades Central -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23: vs. Lincoln Park -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26: vs. Glades Day 6/7:30
Jan. 30: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Tournament home 6/7:30
Feb. 1: vs. St. Edwards (senior
night) 4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-10: District Tournament at
Jensen Beach TBA
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: State Finals in
Lakeland TBA

begin Saturday, Jan. 20. Foriinfor-
mation call (863) 763-6950.
Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball team.
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.

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Justin Allen, Mike Brooks, Jim and Katie Clark (Sun Only), Mary Hurley, Lonnie Kirsch,
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Secure tomorrow with a Navy scholarship

By MCC (SW) Jim Baldwin,
public affairs officer,
Navy Recruiting District Miami
A free college education is avail-
able through the Navy Reserve
Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
Scholarship Program. Qualified
individuals compete for four-year
college scholarships valued at
$180,000 at top universities around

the country and go on to lead in
diverse careers such as Aviation,
Submarine, Surface Ship, Medical,
and Navy SEALS.
Applications can be submitted
online at or'
by contacting a NROTC Recruiter at
(954) 845-0101 extension 125 or
131. While there are competitive
academic and physical fitness
requirements, there is no commit-

ment incurred just for applying. The
NROTC scholarship pays all tuition,
book fees, and lab fees and provides
a monthly stipend. Approximately
fifty percent of the universities will
also include room and board.
Petty Officers First Class Angel
Rodriquez and Robert Ruiz,
NROTC recruiters for Navy Recruit-
ing District (NRD) Miami validate
scholarships awarded to students

in their district. "We've sent stu-
dents to Cornell, MIT, UCLA, Duke,
Harvard, FSU and UF," Ruiz said.
Ruiz added that NROTC is a
great means for getting an educa-
tion, "It's very attainable for com-
petitive applicants who are looking
for rewarding careers," Ruiz said.
During interviews, applicants are
graded on how well they work
toward group goals, their commu-

Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NFL on big screen TV
Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered. David
Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Musicwill be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night' starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each rhonth
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
December events:
Saturday: karaoke from 5
p.m. until?
*Friday, Dec. 15: Just One More
Party from 6 until 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17: SAL steak
dinner from 3 until 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: SAL Christ-
mas party for bartenders from 5
until 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year's
Eve luau party from 8 p.m. until ?
Tickets will be on sale at the bar.
Champagne will be served at mid-

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 'or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies .Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every'Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
*Saturdays and Sundays: music
at7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Rib dinners hosted by F&AM
Saturday, Dec. 16: rib dinner
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 Bux-
ton at (863) 634-3706 or Rick Holt
at (863) 634-8085. Take-out plates
will be available.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863)

BHLIR. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu. .
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.,
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at,6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8
*Saturday, Dec. 16: children's
Christmas party from 1 until 3 p.m.
for BHR families. Sign up before
Dec. 10.
*.Saturday, Dec. 16: Lodge
Christmas party at 7 p.m. Please
bring a covered dish.
Sunday, Dec. 17: W.O.T.M.
bake sale from 9 a.m. until noon.
Bring baked goods for the sale.
Wednesday, Dec. 20: thank
you party for all the volunteers that
keep the lodge running.
Tuesday, Dec. 26: Lodge
membership meeting at 8 p.m. All
members should attend.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year's
Eve party at 7 p.m. The cost is $50
per couple, or $25 per person. Only
ticket holders may enter starting at
6 p.m. Music by Don West Band.
Snacks and hors d'oeuvres avail-

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
StAin Okeechbbee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 7634954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
p .m ..... : :- ..
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Thesday at 7:30
p.m. %
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
*Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at 8
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at
Legion meeting on the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 2 p.m.
*Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and
Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. (Open to the
4 Saturday, Washer toss at I
Karaoke with Lisa on Saturday
from 5 p.m. until?,, with snacks.
*Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose #1753, Legionnaires are
holding their annual Koeze Nut


fundraiser for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and'cat-
alogs may be picked up from Paul
at The Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrott
Ave., or at the Lodge located at 159
N.W. 36 St. For information or to
order call Paul at (863) 467-1484, or
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
*Saturdays: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.

VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary.
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or

AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo' at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7,
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at .1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursda. of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings s and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.

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Indian Hammock to receive national recognition

Hammock Community held their
Firewise Day on Sunday, Dec. 10,
2006. This event was a fun, family
event including local forestry and
structural firefighters and their
equipment. Residents living in or
near flammable vegetation
learned that they can make their
homes by following FIREWISE
guidelines. Structures should be
surrounded by a buffer zone
extending at least 30 feet. This
area should be free of highly flam-
mable vegetation and be well
maintained. Leaves, pine needles
and twigs should be removed
from roofs and gutters. Flamma-
ble materials including wood,
vehicles and propane tanks,
should not be located next to the
The overall initiative taken by
Indian Hammock will enable it to
be recognized as a Firewise Com-
munities/USA. This is a unique
opportunity available to Ameri-
can's fire-prone communities. Its
goal is to encourage and
acknowledge action that mini-
mizes home loss to wildfire. It
teaches homeowners to prepare
for a fire before it occurs. The pro-
gram adapts especially well to
small communities, develop-
ments and residential associa-
tions of all types. Firewise Com-
munities/USA is a simple project:

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Submitted photo
Chief Hopkins of Okeechobee County Fire Rescue; Dale Armstrong, senior forester of Flori-
da Division of Forestry; and, John Phillips, ranger, of Florida Division of Forestry speak to
residents of Indian Hammock about fire protection.

Enlist a wildland/urban inter-
face specialist to complete a com-
munity assessment and create a
plan that identifies .agreed-upon
achievable solutions to be imple-
mented by the community.
Sponsor a local. Firewise
Task Force Committee, Commis-
sion or Department which main-
tains the Firewise
Community/USA Program and
tracks its progress or status.
Invest a minimum of $2 per
capital, annually in local Firewise

projects. (Work municipal
employees or volunteers using
municipal and other equipment
can be included, as can state/fed-
eral grants dedicated to that pur-
Observe a Firewise Commu-
nities/USA Day each spring that is
dedicated to a local Firewise proj-
The Indian Hammock Com-
munity will receive their national
Firewise award in the spring of
2007. The community plans to

take, steps to reduce its risk of
wildfires through education and
fuel reduction.
If you want to know if your
community qualifies for Firewise
status or if you want to know if
you are at risk for a wildfire, you
can contact .the local Division of
Forestry at (772) 2,19-1248 in Saint
Lucie, Indian River, Martin, -and
Okeechobee Counties and (863)
655-6407 in Highlands and Glades

Corps opens comment

period on dike work

AP photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Richard Urbanek
First family
In this photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice, whooping cranes are seen, Dec. 10, in Crystal River.
The parents and young crane, dubbed the "first family"
by the researchers, arrived last Saturday afternoon at the
Chassahowitzka" i.lational Wildlife Refuge near Crystal
River, after migrating on their own on the 1,200-mile trip
from central Wisconsin.

Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District,. has opened a
public comment period concern-
ing major rehabilitation of the
Herbert Hoover Dike, specifically
the modified design of Reach I
and toe ditch repair work in
reaches 1, 2 and 3.,
The Draft Environmental
Assessment and proposed finding
of "No Significant Impacl" was
released for public and agency
review Dec. 11. The 30-day com-
ment period ends Jan. 12, 2007.
The purpose of the document
is to assess the environmental
impacts for the toe ditch fills and
the new design for the rehabilita-
tion of Reach 1 only within the
existing right-of-way. This has
potential impact for residents in
Hendry, Glades and Palm, Beach,
To review the document, go to
Venvdocs/envdocsb/htm. To sub-
mit comments, mail to: U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. Atth: Nancy

Allen, Planning Division, P.O. Box
4970, Jacksonville, FL 32207 or
submit by e-mail to:. HDDEACom-
The Jacksonville District
announced a new .design
approach for the dike rehabilita-
tion in October. The Corps is cur-
rently working to expedite the
redesign and resume construc-
tion on the first of eight reaches in
the rehabilitation project. Con-
struction initially started in
December 2005, but was placed
on temporary hold until new
design elements could be incor-
The Corps welcomes the pub-
lic's views, comments and infor-
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water from lake if needed

governing board of the South Flori-
da Water Management District
tSFVNMD) has authorized the tem-
porary installation of electric for-
ward pumps to draw water from
Lake Okeechobee in the event of
prolonged drought conditions this
dry season.
Should they be required, the
pumps will be installed by Lucas
Marine Construction, LLC under a
contract approved by the SFWMD
governing board Thursday, Dec.
14. The contractor will be mobi-
lized quickly to upgrade and pre-
pare the installation sites by no
later than March 1, 2007, and will
remain on standby for the remain-
der of the 36-month contract
should it be necessary to make the
installations operational, according
to SFWMD governing board chair
Kevin McCarty.
District water managers concur-
rently reported that they will take
delivery of 14 axial-flow, electric
forward pump assemblies, as'well
as one spare pump, to draw water
from Lake Okeechobee in the
event the lake's water level drops
below 10.2 ft. ;NGVD, the level at
which gravity will no longer direct
the flow of water through existing
structures. The SFWMD received
the first four of these pumps last
week and has staged them at the
district's West Palm Beach field sta-
The temporary, submerged
pumps are part of a proactive

water shortage emergency plan to
be implemented in the event of
prolonged drought. conditions,
such as might result from this
year's unusually low rainfall. The
pumps would be able to lift water
from the lake into existing district'
conveyance canals so that itcan be
utilized for emergency water sup-
ply. Each pump is capable of mov-
ing 100 cubic feet of water per sec-
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is prepared for the
possibility of a more severe water
shortage this dry season, and we
are sensitive to a drought's poten-
tial impact to local economies,"
said Carol Ann Wehle, executive
director at the SFWMD. "We are
committed to working aggressively
to meet the water demands of all
lake area users, as well as the
needs of regions to the south,
including the Everglades National
Park and Florida's East Coast."
The three proposed sites for
installation of the pumps are at
existing control structures S-351, S-
352 and S-354, all located in Palm
Beach County along the southern
rim of Lake Okeechobee. These
structures currently provide gravity
discharge of water from the lake to
the Hillsboro/North New. River,
Palm Beach and Miami Canals
In addition, the SFWMD is
aggressively exploring options for
providing water to users north of
the lake, as they also are affected by

low lake levels. The pumps also
.will be used in accordance with the
needs of the lake, including naliga-
tion, sustaining the district's
stormwater treatment areas, fire
fighting and the management of
coastal saltwater intrusion.
Brown, Cunningham & Gan-
nuch, Inc., based in Baton Rouge,
La., was selected as the engineer-
ing designer for the forward
pumps; and the pumps were man-
ufactured by Morrison Pump Com-
pany, based in Hollwood, Fla., at a
total cost of $1.5 million. All 15
pumps will be staged at the District
field office in West Palm Beach.
"Our water managers predict
that lake levels will continue'to
drop, as is nortial during the dry
season, but because current levels
are so far below regulation sched-
ules, it is quite conceivable that we
will have to put the pumps to
emergency use early next year,"
added Wehle.
Total district-wide rainfall
through the first 11 months of 2006
currently ranks as the second-low-
est on record at only 38.35 inches,
approximately 77 percent of the
historical average and very nearly
equal to the record low of 38.31
inches set :during the first 11
months of 1938.
The,water level at Lake Okee-
chobee was 12.05 ft. NGVD on the
morning of December 14, this is
more than 3 feet or 21 percent
- below its historical average for
this time of year.

Bronson: Wildfire danger is increasing

culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is asking the public to be careful
with all outdoor fires this holiday
"Florida has received below-
normal amounts of precipitation
through the fall months, and this
past weekend's freezing tempera-
tures in the northern part of the
state have left much of our wild-
lands vulnerable to wildfire," Bron-
son said. "The freeze-dried vegeta-
tion will only add to the already
accumulated debris that is still scat-
tered across Florida from the 2004
and 2005 hurricane seasons."

Relative humidity below 35 per-
cent, lack of rainfall for two weeks
or longer, and strong, dry winds are
all components that create
extreme fire danger.
"Any fire that starts during these
weather conditions could get out
of control'and spread quickly," said
Bronson encouraged the public
to follow these tips:
Report any suspicious fire by
calling 911.
Never leave any fire unattend-
Clear an area down to bare
soil around campfires and warm-
ing fires.

Do not burn yard waste dur-
ing dry, windy conditions.
Keep your home safe. from
fires by clearing leaves from the
roof and gutters, and by removing
dead vegetation .within 30 feet of
your home. It is also important to
trim trees and limbs within 15 feet
of your chimney and make sure
that you have a properly working
spark arrester onyour chimney.
Bronson is recommending that
Floridians contact their local Divi-
sion of Forestry office for more
information on fire prevention tips
and burning regulations, or visit the
Division of Forestry's web site at

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Special Holiday Events

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., 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)
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-
(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 Sunday,
Dec. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m. Admis-

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

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 15,
through Thursday, Dec. 21, are as
Theatre I -"Nativity Story" (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, at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
"Nativity Story" shows Dec. 15
through Dec. 19 only.
Theatre I -"Rocky Balboa"
Showtimes: Wednesday, Dec. 20,
and Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} 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
Theatre Ill- "Unaccompanied
Minors" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Foster parents
desperately needed.
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand, the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.

EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
-special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation aides
and assistance in developing a
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book..
There is no charge for this service.
Youdon't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.

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

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a

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

One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center, 209
S.W. Park St. The center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
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helpful. Fax resume with ref-
erences to (863)582-9800,

A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
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
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 dally. Must be 18 or
older and start today.
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWRP Fax 863-763-1003 or
Call 863-763-0075
Small Restaurant needs
5 days per week
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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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center
is seeking a Maintenance Worker with experience
and a Business/HR Manager with degree.
Fax Resume To:
Attn: Mr. Ferrara
Drug Free Workplace / EEO

Positions available on
Florida Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
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Looking for a welder's helper,
with some welding exp.
necessary. (863)763-6376
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Company seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving Foreman.
Apply in person to:
Better Roads Inc.
2830 Old State Road #8
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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a drug free work place.

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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sidered fraudulent. In all
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before responding or send-
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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Htiomes & more
No Ion to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

S. Providedinatoving Home
Only 1 opening remaining!
Call 863-801-9497

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


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

DISHWASHER- White, Works-
very well. $50.
DRYER, Kenniore, $100
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758

than.1 yr old, white, paid
$700 asking $300
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-4567 ...
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition $75
- 1863)357-7065
STOVE, Frigidiare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
(863)675-1634 ,
$300 will separate
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

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
new,. never on road, 1 mans,
1 woman, $250.for both
will sell seR (863)763-8225

DOORS- Sliding Glass, White,
Like New, $50 or best offer
Brand new, 10x 12, $600

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

Elliott's Pawn Shop

BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes,
blue, bed only, excellent con-
dition, $150. (863)634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-flo, excellent
condition, pink w/ detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60

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
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150

Autographed. IMost in cases;
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-01.25,
over 3000 $800 or best of-
Items (figurines, comforters
and more). $200 for all. Will
separate. 239-340-8503
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
'96,'97,'98, still In box. $175
for all or will sell separate
TION w'Jeisey, Shirl, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package $70

games, Fast, $149

$150 (863)357-3240
Wooden, For King or Queen.
$125. (863)674-1755

new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
Furnitur 0 10

ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
(1) rectangle, (1) round &
1) round with lamp, $40.
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,splid wood
$150 (863)467-4572
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
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offer
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
separate. 239-340-8503.
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
COMPUTER DESK, 31/2' long x
4'/2' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
KITTEN- Male, orange tabby
& white. approx 8 wks old,
bottle fed,- $15.
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old ,$200 (772)812-3300
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
$65. (863)357-8788
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777

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mote. tExc. cond. $2700uunew, 85
asking $1100. (863)763-6907 QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch" -863)4678
BEDSIDE COMMODE- New Long Arm, Frame & Tracks. RIDING MOWER-,Murray,
BEDSIDE COMMODE- New, 'Ever ing included. $2500 14hp, 2 cyl, 42" deck, many
$50 (863)357-289 Leave (863674-1755 new parts, w/new utility cart,
message ELCHAIR $500 (863)763-3551
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
$2100. (863)763-6907 $300 (863)357-3240
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300 POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)675-0548 (863)467-8187
(863)357-2891 Leave mes- leg attach., 230 lb. weights,
sage. weight tree, Olympic bar,
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic $120/neg. 863-763-2241.
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand T i READIG AN A
new! Built In charger & rear
pocket. $4500.863-467-1533 ANTENA, Nw5 ms 9000 Ir NEWSPAPER...
N Directional, Amplified, In- aOlmaomaeinfemmi
door/Outdoor w/Internal ro- cd iMe enrm.No
CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870, tor. $139. (863)763-7989 w d ew eruu
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like TV, Large 60", Good condl- amrmo um stia ll
New, $295. (863)634-7125 tion. $800. (239)248-4758

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man, 1/2" chuck. $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2) Pick-up bed Fuelw
Tanks, w/I hand pumps $399
will separate.(561)951-8767
Dewalt, used once, $300 or1
bestoffer. (863)697-8837
Craftsman, cuts angle, new
blade and stand $60
ER, 1200 psi, $10,0
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
4l te r i a l GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
7'ton, 550/8550, 10Ohp, new,
55 ($325 (561)951-8767
GENERATOR: EG3500,, Honda,
brand new still in box. $950.
n teGENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
News Providers" starting watts', brand new.
N ew s P ovi e s .. $800(863)697-8837 ,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w!radiator & fuel lank
$1500 (863)675-1862
MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
PSI, Sears. $350.
863-673-5159 ,
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.

adapters, lights w/magnifler,
6 games $100

SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and KAAOKE- Professional, Vo-
w/Sleeper.& Recliner. Light accessories, $75 calPro., $100(863)467-9054
beige pattem..Excellent con- (863)6105237 SPEAKER- 12" audiobahn, 1..
edition. $525. (863)357-5754 GATSBYWHIRLPOOLTUB- ;-truck ald 1' car box, 200
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End Rectanguiir, seats 4 Kept in'- watt amp, power, wires $
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250 side, great condition WCover. tuse. $150 (863)697-3865
(863)467-45727 $1500.863-843-0913 Lvmsg
l l UBS TANNING BED- SoIteih,.28
Eqipmet 0d bukbCommercial or residen- NEWCOIN COLLECTOR want-
tia. Excelle intcond iton.
GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital $1800. (863)634-1263 PI nglease Ocall to sell coins &
score, (2) pio velvet grips, TANNING BED- Sun Star, .32 paper money239-6934891
like new, $150 bulb, (3)facial tanners, WANTEDFLORIDAART
(863)763-6369 bultis recently replaced, .WAT FLORIDAART
IGOLF CA'.ay E $2400 1863)453-5599 A;E. BackusJ. Hutchinson
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric, H. Newton, G. Bckner, E.
Complete canvas w/windows, WElDER PRO SYSTEM- like Buckner,L, Roberts, A. Hair,
lights, horn. Like new cond.! new, 2 seats, $200 firm. RA.,McClendon, S.Newton,
$1950. neg (772)971-9474 (863)763-4132 or BIG$$ (772)562-5567
GOLF CLUBS- Complete, 863)634-217 6
matched set, metal woods, YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
Irons, bag, putter & Callaway '05, 49cc. 40 actual miles,
8 #.1 ,$150.863-946-3123. Garage kept. $1700 CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 ft., with.
IRONS, Me ', 1( Set. Stiff 863)675-6437 dozens of ornaments. 25
RONS, Men's, 1Set.stiffyears old, looks real. $50
Graphite Shafts $100 (863)763-5501

tIe sticks incld woods, bag Marcus Miller Signature,
$125 (863)467-7703 model. Like new, $575.
631357-7406 64
DRUMS, Ludwig Junior. 5
Oiece, with symbols & stool.
CARPINE- US Springfield, Like new. Retails $355 asking
model 1884, nas type 'C5 $150 (863)763-6987
front to sighl $1200 or best T m .... ... FrM m
offer (937)215-0307 GUTAR- JOHNSON Acoustic, ~ 5oy "20
COBRA ARMS- 9 M, Derrin- Black, excellent tone, sedom
COBRA ARMS- 9 IorM, Dernin- used. like new. soft case, OFHeAYe 100 baes
er, holster $ cartridges, $95 (863 634-9316w c Ofad 825
$125 or best offer .. .r -
(863)983-.7915 e I, 3 83 M
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14. 8 40
steel not, used, $145 BEAGLE, AKC reg., 8i color, macsnp .
(863)301-0250 "- male. 6 mos. otld. snos up" 4.
PISTOL, 25 auto. with holster.. t o date, needs room to run. o86 9A GLe .
.Like new. Lifetime.warranty, 6 10 119 7I AIN ,3..5
$150 (863)467-0627 BEAGLE PUPPIES : Females,60
6 wks. wormed & (st shots. swdAe. R .n c
SMITH & WESSON- Highway APR reg. mnc edi ree certify l es, 865

sights $350 I937)21.5-07 BEAUTIFUL, Loving pets, toy
size, purebred Toy Foxx TerrierI
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30, & Jaanese Chins. $350 each. Mselno -s0I5
cess, $1000 or both wi sep mn 96BALES7OF HAY, 100 bales,
863)763-2032 v msg CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC $200 or wl sell separate.
i "l &Red g Cert! Adll shots, l Vet checked. (863)763-1370

AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV, male &1 female. 8 weeks. tcih I
already assembled w/video. $300.ea.(863)634-9645
hPd. $199, never used. Asking .. Iw ;o Ts es. ,8
$125. (863)697-6472 FISH. TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or bestoffer. (863)673-2896 APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
1BA1 BELL WEIGHT SET- New askfo7rVicki 12 years old. Shots up to date.
in box. With multi-function For intermedite rider $900
B ch n FISH TANKS 150 al, 50 gal.,ateid 900
TR EADMILL-,NeWPerfect $160or willsel separate BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
W /estc C oaden.c7 Fold (863)20.-3492 old mare. 16 hands. Very
stoe. $2755681)7.2 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, sweet. Rides good. Incld a b
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape parents on premises, CKC 4 tack, $2500. (863)357-6642
like new, $100 or best ofer 1 E Vetchecked & shots FY R r-
(863)673-2896 askforV!ckl $550each. (863)824-6781 uater Hors Rlunnigs bred ,
SJACKRUSSELL PUPPIES, (5), Gray, Very gentle. 600.
miV~~'m orldeady rs2/22 wll hold til $N2O:(863)763-6968/624-0253 o
ChrIstmas, $200 each. PAINTPONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
TRASH CONTAINER- Wood. (239)657-8549 old. Kid safe. $1200.
decorative country, kitchen, LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina, (863)763-3980..
holds 13 gallons. Only $20. brown, DR TABLE w/5 R
863-467-8681.. chairs, sturdy, all for $500 MI MR, AE r ound0
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8 $200 (23)34-8502
Beige chain & shade, $50 for (ealth3pa 0 0 e
both/best offer. Call (863)634-1062.
863-467-8681. PIT BULL PUPS (0): 3 male, 6 GAS GRILL Charbroil, 2 burn-
female. Mother is tried r with lava rocks. $50
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores ,,,AvaIlable after Christmas. .(863)763-5501
bulbs Never used. Still in 0 $ each 63-763-1001. LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
box. $10. (863)763-1997. SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mnos pulled, very good condition,
old, ears &tall cro ped, all. $125 (863)763-8225 or
i Is I shots $295 (561 )271-1032. (863)610-0530
twin, electric w/vibrate& re- *$200a or best offer.


Ancient Oaks
(Over 55 community)
Pool, hot tub, shuf-
fleboard, marina,
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
includes electricity.

Beautiful home in Basswood
3br/2ba, w/ garage. All
rooms have walk-in closets.
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy at 305-458-8813.
1 BA, Call for Info.
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
mo. (863)634-3262
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
et considered. $850/mo. 1st,
ast &sec. (941)504-3954
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, 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.

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


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Camp ars/ Vs 3010
Jet Sflms 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine-Mliscellanous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiaces/ATVs 3035

ALUMINUM, V Bottom,-14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 1 8hp 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-
ing and gps system $5500
BASS TRACKER-'06, 19ft
Spec. Ed., 90hp Merc. Opti-
max, $14,900 or will trade.
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
much to 'list. $2500
(863)824-6781 anytime
GRUMAN 14'- aluminum, V
bottom, with 20 HP Evin-
rude, w/traller, $1200 or will
trade (561)261-0766
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
JON Boat- 12 FT., transom,
great for hunting, green, 6 hp
Johnson, trailer excellent
cond. $400 (863)763-8797
Boat w/traller. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307
RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
Trailer Included Great gift.
$1400. or best offer.
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. r t rolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134

GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond In/outside. Slrrus
$16,000. (561)924-2005
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)612-5457 after 5 PM
or weekends
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K mi. $850.
2 door. Good on gas, All
Power. Exc. cond., $2500'or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC FIERO '88, 4 cyl., 5
speed, Pioneer CD player,
sunroof, great on gas, good
tires. $1200 (863)447-0270


Rentals Real Estate

Prppot. I 915

.On". Rent 930
L and R endit 935 '
ieasort Property -
Roommnuate .950
Roma toRent 955
.SAeprge Space

Beautiful 2BR Close to town,
Remodeled, Like new! Only
$825 mo. includes water bill.
Call 561-255-4377.
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar- .. ._ _
den Apartment,2 BR., 2 A, OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, CBS
W/D, $900 mo. + 1st, last & home on 2 acres, in Spot in
$600. sec.(863)634-5780 the Sun. $175,000
N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba (863)201-9175/443-9239
12 ml. N'of Okeechobee. OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th
$575/mo Ave., 4BR, 2BA 1 Car garage,
$1150 moves you in. ready now, $1200/mo.
No Petsl Non smoking envi. $0 down. (863)484-0809
.(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email U L l
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch, *
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313

M. 'I'. I

railing $45 (863)697-3090

R e rnt 2015


M 1191ff da rm carport, Laundry rm,
furnished, storage shed,
Waterfront CBS $27,500 (863)467-0284
Home for rent, adult park. Fully furnished.
31211, $1, 300 a Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
^ scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
month. First, last & $20,500. (863)763-2318
security with pet D
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RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
rs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
(561)262-0493 .
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
motor w/swing kill. 3 sails
w/spinker & pole. $1900. or
best offer. (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
& Kodiak, $900. Will separ-
ate. (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
TRI-HULL, 15ft, 55 hp John-
son Motor, $1000 or best offer
863)357-0406 or

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

Triple slide out oak cabinets.
D/W, 2 roof AC's, W/D & shed.
$22,000. Neg. (863)946-1880

DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700. :
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 CR858 '06- very good
condition, runsgreat, $2200
or best offer (863)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mis. Extra's! Show'
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
with ramp, galvanized, 12".
tires; 12'2" overall length.
$550 (863)357-2113

E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 1v.msg.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- runs. $300
HONDA "03,4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, excellent
cond., $1800

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CamdnwtCara M3-
Four W Dw 4025
Parf.Rapal ..4O45
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Spo"t5 Utl"ty 4055
Trantr Mehi 401k
UtA yTrmtbes 4065'

Runs great, a/c, $1,500 firm.
Call 863-946-1859.
ETC, Fully loaded, white pearl
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 original,
350 auto, Power windows,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$800 or best offer.
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
DODGE NEON 95, 4 door, au-
to., a/c, 4 cyl., good on gas,
new tires, needs minor work..
$750 neg. (863)634-8506
speed, new AC, runs good,
white w/gray interior, $1800
neg. (863)805-2822
shape. Runs good. $2500.
Needs work. $300

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Community Events

5-speed, $ A
won't last ......... $2 g988
Automatic, $
only 56k miles ...... $3.88
Great A
value ............. 4,988
5-speed, good M aQ
condition, low price $"4,988
Very e a
nice car ........... s6,988
Automatic, g A_
leather........... $"-,999
Auto, V8, leather, 1 4.a-8
3rd row seating . 1 9
4x4, auto, V8, 1a A A
tow boat or horses 191900
Auto, V8, only 25k
mi, immaculate ... y19988

don't miss it! ....19,9
Auto. V8, S2 998
nice truck! ...... $r
Diesel, auto, only $
27k mi, won't last -.7,99
2006 FORD F250 KING RANCH 4x4
Supercrew, auto, 9
diesel, save $3,9$$$ J

TOYOTA TERCEL '90, Good l r
condition, a/c works, auto.,

front wheel drive. $750i

parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details
FORD F150 '79, 351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works! $5500 (863)634-6235

YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
best offer. (989)831-5135

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

FORD EXPLORER 1992: 4x4.
Front end burned, but good
for parts (transmission, rear,
etc). $200.863-467-2408.
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500 for all,
will separate. (561)644-4840
RIMS & TIRES- 20", $600
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for '01
Nissan Altima SE, $200 or
best offer (863)902-1159
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
TIRES- (6) Wrangler,
P265/70R17, (4) ATV, new,
$425 will separate
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900

CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000. or trade.
35" tires, 10" rims, 4" lift,5
speed, rebuilt motor, trans,
a/c, to much to list, have re-
ciepts, runs excellent, 4.3 L,
$6500 or best offer
CHEVY TRUCK 1994 Stage
Coach Conversion, 71 K mis.,
350 cu. in., Show Room Con-
dition. Must see! For more in-
fo. Call Smoky (863)634-5862
FORD F150- '90, no A/C,
$1200 (863)763-5422 or

FORD RANGER- '95, White,
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer

truck, 6" lift. 36" tires, 305, V8,
GM 14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more info (863)697-3865
needs some work. $1500
Call Erik 863-634-0771

NEW TRAILER- 5x8, with
mesh ramp. $625
TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand new
$400 (863)467-6778
made, new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc). $550
or best offer (863)763-3735

TRY 1994, Runs needs work.
$500. (863)675-7419
Excellent cond. Ice cold a/c,
p/w, p/l, new battery, 158k,
$2000 (863)697-6680

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 5th day of January 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1986 Blue Caddy Cimarron
1994 White Chevy Corsica
1992 Black Isuzu Amigo
1990 White Pontliac Bonneville
1986 Gray Olds Cutlass Oldsmobile
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
181520ON 12/15/06
Content of unit #122 at M&M Self Stor-
age, 4120 Hwy 441 South, Okeecho-
bee, 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,
Content of unit #153 269 boxed of
clothing, shoes, (assorted sizes) and
some household items Best offer ac-
cepted: by December 15, 2006.
181149 ON 12/13-15/06

Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sal-
Inn with a classified ad.

NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida wll meet on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
items of consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearin to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 06-014-R. Brad
Goodbread is submitting he petition on behalf ofthe property owners, G-4 Land
and Cattle Company and George A. Goodbread. The petition is to change the
zoning designation from Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Heavy Com-
mercial (CHV) for property located at 2100 South Parrott Avenue, Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 7 and 0l of Block 46, First Addition to South Okeechobee Subdivision,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 17, and Lots 5 through 8 of Block 1, Royal Oak
Addition Subdivison, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, and Is approximately 1.015 acress.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LOR's)
and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final
adoption. Specific LDR amendments currently on the agenda are:
Scopy of the entire applcation(s) and agenda are available n the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (063) 763-3372 x
218. Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as
the decision making body (quasl-judicilal), on behalf of the City, to approve or
deny Special Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will
make recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of
Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development
Regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole
purpose of back-up forthe Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
pror to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; If you are heading or voice Im-
paired, call TD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
179331 ON 12/4,15/06

In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider
adoption and amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting
on tuesday, January 16, 2007; at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the pro-
dosed policy amendments are available in the School Board Office located at 700
.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 307.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 3.29- Domestic Security
1) This policy provides guidelines for a domestic security plan forte
2) This policy is being proposed fr adoption to meet requirements of the
National Management System nimsS).
3) The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41. Laws implemented
are .S. 1001.43:1001.51; 1006.07; 1006.08; 100609; 1006.21; 1013.13.
4) This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.30- Student Clubs and Organizations
1) This policy provides guidelines and requirements for student clubs.
2) The proposed revision to this policy Isto add a requirementthat all students
must have signed parent permission slips to participate in any club or
3) The legal authority for this policy Is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws
Implemented amreS. 120.57(1); 1001.43 1006.07; 1006.09; 1006.63.
4) This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
180563 ON 12/15/06

The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held
at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For morem informa-
tion, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that he record includes the testimony and
evidence pon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
icle Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Constructioan
Industry Licensing Board
1780737 ON 12/15,24/06

FileNo.: 2006-CP-269
Deceased. Division: Probate
The administration of the estate of
James Aren Price, Jr., deceased, whose
date of death was August 16, 2006, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florda 34972. The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tatives and the personal representatives
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 15, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
RobertJ. Kulas
Attorney for James A. Price, Sr.
Florida Bar No. 398195
Robert J. Kulas, PA.
1954 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34952
Telephone: (772)398-0720
Personal Repesentatives:
James A. Price, Sr.
13378 SW 144th Parkway
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Ila Jean Price
13378 SW 144th Parkway
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
1818180N 12/15,22/06
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1998 Dodge 4 doorRed)
1988 Oldsmobile 4 door (Gry)
Vin#2G3AS51 N1K2300301
SALE DATE: 12/19/06
1996 Plymouth 4 door (Whl)
SALE DATE: 12/25/06

CASEN. 2006-CP-274
(Summary Administrallon)
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered inm the
J. FITZGERALD, Deceased, File Num-
ber 2006-CP-274 by the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
312 N.W. 3rd Street Suite 101, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972; that the dece-
dent's date of death was September
30, 2006; that the total estate consists
of exempt homestead real property
and exempt personal property; that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
209 N.W. 11th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 8,2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Deborah J. Hill
209 W.W. 1Ith Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Attorneys for Prson Giving Notice:
RP.O. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
1863) 763-3825
By: omW.Conely, Il
Forida Bar No. 096482
179938 ON 12/8,15/2006






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, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging iri
size from 4 to 11 feet. All trees are reduced to half price and
none are over $50. 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.

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 experi-
ences, relationships and problems that women deal with in
their lifetime with men. Married couples and singles are wel-
come to attend the event being sponsored by Dra Ministries,
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 refreshments. For infor-
mation, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-0847.

Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be
holding 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.

Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory
board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to board members. For informa-
tion call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val Marone at (863)

BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R.
78 W. will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast,
including sausage and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 6,2007, for a donation of $4. For information,
call Pat at (863) 357-1364.

OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's commu-
nity outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8,
2007, from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The
meeting is open to the public. For information call Ken Ken-
worthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863)

Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's commu-
nity resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007,
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave.
This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to the public.
For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly
meeting will be held Jan. 9, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:45 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registra-
tion and orientation on Tuesday, Jan.9, 2007. There will be
11 weeks of classes that will end on March 20. Classes will
be held each Tuesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fel-
lowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3519.

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, 700 S.W Second Ave. The topic
will be Building Developmental Assets in Youth. For infor-
mation call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Chamber hosting-Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, spoq-
sored 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 tthe Chamber at (863) 763-6464

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.
Parrott Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28,
2007, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
Advanced tickets will only be available through Jan. 11.

GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to
help lead children through the realities of the court and fos-
ter care system, and into safe, permanent homes. The
Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on
Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St.
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., in
Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in
December. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23,
2007, at the School Board office located at 700 S.W Second
Ave. For information 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)

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 bar-
becue March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the
event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts com-
mittee is seeking 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 telephone service in Okeechobee. 'Ivo
portraits will be required for this project. The mural com-
mittee is accepting designs and proposals for this mural
project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please
contact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for informa-

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletid
League of Okeechobee have discount cards available.
The cards are $10 and are good for one year at selected
businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest, 300
N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with
Florida employment requirements for individuals work-
ing in various vocations. This is a self-study course that
includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for infor-

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ring-
ing effort this Christmas season. If you, your business or
organization can help fill our schedule with bell ringers,
please call Kip at (863) 357-0427, or Ron. at (863) 697-
6221. We would like to encourage businesses and organi-
zations to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let your associ-
ates cover one of.our locations and get in the Christmas
mood helping us help our community.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be
held every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler
Park 3. For information call (863) 357-MAIN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
Suite D, offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class
on Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W 28th St. The school is located across the
street from Osceola Middle School. For information, call
Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282,-or (863) 763-0437.

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

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