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Vol. 97 No. 350 Saturday, December 16, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Clerk offices
close for luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Courtwill be closed between
noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 22, for the annual employee
holiday season luncheon.
The office will reopen
promptlyat 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.
1060S.E. 21stSt.
1065 S.E.21stSt.
1475 S.E. 21st St.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
5012 S.E. 44th St.
801 S.E. 6th Ct.
2801 S.E. 18th Ctr,
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.W 17th St.
14420 N.W 292nd St.
5270 N.W 30th St.
6952 N.W 30th St.
7052 N.W.30th St.
3033 N.W 37th Ave.
7528 N.W. 92nd Ct.
11087 N.E. Ist Way\
7950 S.R 78 W.
9861 S.R. 78W.
S.W 44th Blvd.
Palm Village Ranch
3421 S.W 18th St.
710 S.W.28th St.
2224 S. 28th St.
4411 S.W. 13th Ave.
2247 S.W2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 miles W on S.R. 70
Kissiimmee River Fishing
Resort
10 miles Won 70

Inside

OMS congratulates
top RE. milers
The top milers from the OMS
PE classes from 12/5 are as fol-
lows: eighth graders Martin
Macias and Taylor Lucas, seventh
graders Gilberto Orozco and Jes-
sica Wackler, and sixth graders
DaTron Smith and Kailey Hoover.
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Drought Index
Current: 646
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.07 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
16.16feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Agri-Civic Center costs mount


County may have
to spend another
$675,300 on facility

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
. Unplanned expenses keep
cropping up at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.
The county has spent close to,
$8 million on the facility so far. At
their meeting on Thursday, Dec.
14, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
appropriated more funds that'
could total an additional


$675,300 for the facility.
There were four items on the
rather lengthy agenda concern-
ing the agri-civic center a
request for funds for more hog
pens, modifications of.the wet-
land mitigation permit, a contract
for work on the midway and dis-
cussion of the Okeechobee
County Cattlemen's Association
request for a long-term lease of
the facility.
Dudley Kirton appeared
before the board to request more
hog pens for the youth livestock
show that is held each March at
the agri-civic center. He also
requested funds for pouring a


concrete pad at the facility. The
concrete is necessary, he said,
because of the Bellamy Brothers
concert that is being held in the
livestock barn. Stalls will have to
be removed from the barn to
accommodate the concert and a
concrete pad is necessary for the
stalls.
Commission Chairman Ray
Domer asked if there was any
chance of the livestock show
becoming self-sufficient.
"I'd rather spend it there (on
the livestock show) that at Mr.
(Sheriff Paul) May's jail," Mr. Kir-
ton said.
Commissioner Elvie Posey


Holiday spirit: Santa and friends are everywhere


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said he thought the "...livestock
show is the best thing to happen
out there."
Commissioners voted to
approve an amount not to
exceed $10,000 for 30 livestock
pens and concrete work.
The next agri-civic center mat-
ter had to do with wetland miti-
gation.
The commission approved an
expenditure of $5,200 to Ecologi-
cal Consulting of Florida to sub-
mit permit modifications to the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD). They
also approved a proposal in the
amount of $40,100 to LBFH to do


engineering work in connection
with this permit modification.
These expenditures and per-
mit modifications would allow
development of a portion of the
8.3 acres southwest of the
entrance circle currently desig-
nated as wetland. It would also
allow for development of a 300-
foot strip along the entry road
from S.R. 710.
In addition, drainage would
be improved so that part of the
facility would drain to Mosquito
Creek and part to the L-63 Canal.
The board had advertised for
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Search is



continuing



for a suspect


White male sought
in connection with
liquor store hold up

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Local investigators are still
looking for clues as to the iden-
lity of a soft-spoken white male
who is wanted or-questioning
in connection w htJi.-he armed
robbery of a lbctl liquor store
earlier this week.
The man being sought by
police is thought to be around
5-foot-- inches tall and is esti-
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Submitted pholoiOCPD
Police are searching for the
man seen in this security
camera photo for question-
ing in connection with the
armed robbery of a local
liquor store Tuesday, Dec. 12.


County denies


business use


of county parks


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
During their daylong ses-
sion on Thursday, Dec. 14, the
Okeechobee County Board of
Commissioners heard a vari-
ety of unrelated matters.
Jason Ferrell of Eagle Bay
Airboat Rides told commis-
sioners that if the drought con-
tinues, soon he would not be
able to operate his airboats


Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman are happily waving at passersby from a yard in
southwest Okeechobee.




BOCC deals with long meeting


Commissioners
to meet Dec. 21
to finish agenda

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With Christmas approaching,
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners tried
to conduct the entire months'
worth of business in one
marathon meeting on Dec. 12.
However, as afternoon wore
on into evening, it became
apparent that would not be pos-
sible. So shortly.before 7 p.m.,
they adjourned but will meet on
Dec. 21 to finish their agenda.
During the course of the day
they dealt with plat approval, cul-
vert replacement and stabiliza-
tion of the old jail.
Normally, preliminary plat
approvals are routinely granted
without too much discussion.
However, that was not the case
with the preliminary plat for Trail-


view a proposed 500-lot sub-
division located on the north side
of S.R. 70 north and west of N.W.
128th Avenue. Property owners
are KJB Properties, LLC and Fra-
Mar, Enterprises, Inc. Realtor
Bobby Tucker is the applicant.
At their Nov. 28 meeting, the
county planning board unani-
mously recommended that the
commissioners grant prelimi-
nary plat approval.
Faith Nielson, who lives on
N.E. 122nd Drive, had several
questions. She was wondering
how that many wells would
affect existing wells. She said
with each new well in the area,
the sulfur content of the water
goes up. She also complained
that Treasure Island was the
nearest fires station and that it
took 30 minutes for that station to
respond to a grass fire. She also
spoke of the traffic congestion on
S.R. 70.
Ms. Nielson had raised many
of these questions before the
planning board, but they still


voted to recommend the prelimi-
nary plat approval.
She said she was bringing- up
these questions, not to stop
development but to call for care-
ful planning to serve basic needs
and infrastructures. She called for
commissioners to look at the
county's procedure for develop-
ment approval and revise the
procedure.
The opposing view was pre-
sented by Mr. Tucker.
"We have followed proce-
dures," he told the board. "I feel
good about the project."
He felt that all the proper
actions had been taken.
Commissions voted 4-1 in
favor of preliminary plat approval
with Commissioner Marvin
Wherrell casting the lone dissent-
ingvote.
What could have been a rou-
tine vote to replace culverts on
N.E. 18th Avenue and N.E. 22nd
Avenue in Country Hills Estates
See Commission Page 2


from his current location. He
requested temporary use of
either Scott Driver Park or
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina to load and unload
passengers.
"Our policy has been not to
not let commercial businesses
in the park," stated Commis-
sion Chairman Ray Domer.
County attorney John Cas-

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seem to have no fear of melting in the balmy Florida
weather.







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bids for work to be done at the
agri-civic center to provide a mid-
way for the county fair. A total of
$525,000 had been .budgeted for
this program. However, the low-
est bid, from Abney and Abney
Construction, exceeded the bud-
geted amount by $95,000.
"If you decide not to increase
the budget and wait longer, it
could increase your costs,"
warned Donnie Oden, capital
improvements projects manager
for the county.
The contractor had proposed
some deducts in the amount of
$45,000.
"We have pretty well shot
down all the deducts," Mr. Oden
stated. :
Commissioner Posey asked if
the Okeechobee County Fair
Association could help with the
contract.
"I can't spend what I don't
have," replied Linda Syfrett, fair
association president.
"It's hard for us to do, too,"
stated Mr. Posey.
"We've done what can, that's
all that we can do," Mrs. Syfrett
added.
She said the fair association
has secured donated fill dirt and
labor and had applied for a grant
for a multipurpose building for
the facility.
"That agri-civic center has cost
us a lot of money," said Mr.
Domer.
After some discussion, the
board approved a contract with
Abney and Abney for $620,000.
The vote was 4-11 with Com-
missioner Marvin Wherrell voting
against the proposal.




Suspect
Continued From Page 1
mated to: weigh around 160
pounds. He was wearing a red
baseball cap, a vertically-striped
two-tone gray long-sleeved shirt,
- a white tank-top style undershirt,
regular fit blue jeans and while
tennis shoes. His outer shirt may
have also had some burgundy
striping.
The man also had a dark mus-
tache and ring beard that was esti-
mated to be about .5-inches thick,
and had a five- to seven-day beard
stubble on the rest of his face.
\\.While the stubble was dark, there
was also some gray in his beard
The clerk said the man's hands
were rough and had a white sub-
stance on them like concrete
dust.
He also had a dark complex-
ion.


County

Continued From Page 1
sels advised that county code
forbade commercial use of
parks unless it was a franchise
operation. He said there were
liability issues and a code
change would be required.
Upon questioning from Mr.
Ferrell, Mr. Cassels could not
explain the difference between a
bass guide who uses a county
park and Mr. Ferrell's operation.
,A motion to honor Mr. Fer-
rell's request died for lack of a
second.
As required by state law, the
county adopted a proportionate
fair-share transportation pro-
gram ordinance. This has to do
with a development paying its
proportionate fair-share for its
impact on roads.
Commissioners heard a pres-
entation from Keith Reeves of
Architects Design group on the
county's proposed emergency
operations center.
The center would have meet-
ings rooms, bunkrooms, show-
ers, food storage and prepara-
tion areas and the
communications area for the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
In addition, he said the
12,000-square-foot building
would be built to allow for
expansion and to withstand a
category 5 hurricane. Mr. Reeves
said about 20 people would be
housed in the building. The
building is designed with a water
supply, sewer system and gener-
ator and could be self-contained
for two weeks.


The commissioners then
turned to a proposal from the
Okeechobee County Cattlemen's
Association to lease the agri-civic
center. The proposal was first
brought up at the Oct. 26 board
f meeting by then-chairman John
r Abney.
The proposal requested
improvements to the faculty that
would cost the county over
$500,000.
Under the proposal, the cov-
ered arena would be named the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena.
The cattlemen would have exclu-
r sive use of the arena for 26 days
annually for all rodeo events. The
county would retain the right to
f any non-rodeo events.
The proposal calls for expand-
ing the arena's existing 2,525seat-'
ing capacity to 4,973.
In other improvements, the
f proposal calls for construction of
two ticket booths and one rodeo
registration office.
All revenue from rent of stall
and RV sites would remain with
r the county.
According to the terms of the
proposal over a 35-year period,
the cattlemen would pay the
county a total of $250,000.
: As the day wore on and the
commissioners plowed though a
long meeting that eventually
ended just before 7 p.m., repre-
t sentatives of the cattlemen's asso-
ciation decided to delay their peti-
tion until next month and left the
meeting.
However, when the item came
up on the agenda, commissioners
? decided to discuss it anyway.,
Although they took no action,
they ended up going through the
proposal point by point.
Commissioner Noel Chandler
noted that more seating was


"He's possibly Hispanic, but
he ldok# white wit'f i'very good
tan," said Detective Bill Saum, of
the Okeechobee City Police
Department.
The man was armed with an
automatic handgun, but the cal-
iber of the gun is not known at
this time.
Detective Saum said the man
walked into the store shortly after
6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, laid a
bag on the counter and calmly
told the male clerk "Put the
money in there." The clerk asked
the man to repeat what he had
said, and the man did. However,
this time he also lifted the front of
his shirt to show the clerk that he
was armed.
"He was very calm and
relaxed," said the detective. "He
also spoke perfect English, and
had no obvious scars or tattoos."
The detective added that the
gun was blue steel and the grips
were dark either brown or


Susan King of the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) presented the five-year
work program. The plan
includes the four laning of S.R.
70 from the St. Lucie County line
to 34th Avenue in Okeechobee
County.
Pat Steed, executive director
of he Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, and FDOT's
Parlela Richmond updated the;
board on two potential future
roadways that would affect
Okeechobee County if construct-
ed. .
One is the Heartland Parkway
that would run about 100 miles
south from 1-4 in central Florida
to S.R. 82 near Fort Myers.
The other proposed road, the
Heartland Coast to Coast, is a
proposed 130- to 150-mile four
lane, east/west limited-access
toll road between S.R. 60 and
S.R. 70. It would begin at 1-75
near Port Manatee and run east-
ward to the Florida Turnpike in
the area of the Okeechobee/St.
Lucie County line.
There is also a possibility this
road may be extended to 1-95.
Commissioner Clif Betts
asked why S.R. 70 and other
roads could not be used since
the state already owns the rights-
of-way. Ms. Steed replied that
these proposed roads would be
limited access toll roads and a
free road could not be converted
into a toll road.
Ms. Richmond added that it
would be cheaper to build a new
road than to use existing rights-
of-way.
The Daniel shell pit issue,-
which has been ongoing for over
a year, came before the commis-


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needed. He suggested that if the
cattlemen sell their present arena
that the county take 20 percent for
capital improvements at the facili-
ty.
"We should have better con-
trol of this," he continued. "We've
lost all control between the fair
association and the cattlemen."
He noted that most rodeo par-
ticipants come in self-contained
trailers, would not need RV
hookups, and would lie their
horses to their trailers, eliminating
the need to rent stall space.
Instead of putting the name
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena
on the covered arena, he pro-
posed putting it on the marquee.
He also suggested the cattle-
men's association pay half on the
ticket booth and office they were
requesting.
"Do we want to do it or not?"
asked Commissioner Wherrell.
"We have to come up with a solu-
tion that will help us both."
He suggested a shorter first-
time lease, perhaps two or three
years, to see how it would work
for both parties.
"I'm not opposed to the rodeo
out there," said Mr. Posey. "I'm
opposed to footing the whole
bill."
Commissioner Clif Betts sug-
gested the cattlemen pay the actu-
al operating costs of the facility
plus a fee.
"We can't keep spending,"
said Commissioner Domer, also
making note of the funds already
obligated to the fair.
But, he went on to say that he
felt "... there is an advantage to
having them in there with us."
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black.
"He never touched the gun,"
added Detective Saum.
Once he had the money, the
man calmly walked out of the
store and into the parking lot.
Once in the parking lot, video
cameras show another man
walking toward him from the
other side of the lot. They met,
talked briefly, then walked away
together in an easterly direction.
"We don't know at this point if
anyone else was involved," said
Detective Saum.
He said it's not known if the
second man was an accomplice,
or simply an acquaintance of the
other man.
If anyone has any information
on this case, they are asked to
contact OCPD Detective Bill Saum
at (863) 763-5521.
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sioners again. The county has
reached an agreement whereby
Oscar Daniel could pay the
county so much a ton to haul
shell rock over S.W. 67th Drive.
Mr. Daniel has also agreed to fur-
nish land for a bypass road from
S.R. 70 to S.R. 78.
Daniel Enfinger and Michael
Costopoulos, residents of
S.W.67th Drive, have hired attor-
ney Wes Harvin and are going to
court to block this action.
Mr. Harvin appeared before
the commission to ask them for
a stay, which means that they
would stop mining operations
until the case is settled in court.
"I'm simply covering my
bases," he told the five-member
board. "If you don't grant it, (the
stay) I will go to appellate court."
Mr. Daniel's attorney, Robert
Gorman, suggested letting the
appellate court decide the case.
He noted that the county has
entered an agreement with Mr.
Daniel and that the county is
improving the road and looking
for an alternate route.
Upon the recommendation of
Mr. Cassels, commissioners
voted to deny the request for a
stay.
Commissioners also dis-
cussed impact fees in the areas
of transportation, fire/rescure,
law enforcement/corrections,
recreation and storm water
management. It was a consen-
sus of the board to further study
impact fees in the areas of trans-
portatio fire/rescue and law
enforced ient/corrections.
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purchased a 2007 Ford F-150
for the-airport from Okeechobee
Motor Company for $25,110.
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IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
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News Briefs

Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas
trees from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until
Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging
in size from 4 to 11 feet. 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.

Garbage won't be picked up Dec.25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that
there will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on
Monday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday,
Dec. 25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will
be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be
picked up Thursday, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up
Friday, Dec. 29; and Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday,
Dec. 30.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.

Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
,Christmas and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over
$250 redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Flo-
ral Design, 300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian
Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31.
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have
two emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's
license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your
driver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they
do not have to search for relatives.
Go to https:.. wwv6.hsmv.state.f1.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will
ask for the name, address and phone number of two people you
want to have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In
Okeechobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441
S.E. Their phone number is (863) 4-62-5225.


Commission

Continued From Page 1
turned into a long discussion of
drainage of the entire subdivision.
Gene Schriner, of the engineer-
ing firm of Craig A. Smith, recom-
mended that the two metal cul-
verts be replaced with concrete
culverts at an estimated cost of
$211.030.64 each. He said the cost
was due in part to the need to build
a bypass road for each culvert
replacement.
"This is not going to work," stat-
ed Phil Baughman, who lives on
N.E 22nd Avenue. "Enlarging the
culvert will not change the fact that
too much water comes through
the culvert."
Commissioner Wherrell
expressed reservations about
spending $422,000 that was not in
the budget.
The motion to replace the cul-
verts was defeated with commis-
sioners Wherrell, Clif Beltts and Ray
Domervoting against the measure.
After a lengthy discussion on'
drainage in the area, staff was
directed to study the feasibility of a
bypass ditch around the subdidi-
sion.
Turing to another matter, the
board looked at stabilization of the
old jail.
At the Sept. 28 meeting, staff
was directed to determine the sta-
bility of the jail's foundation. Exca-
vations revealed that the old jail
was built on brick footers.
Tom Hammer, of Rowe Archi-
lects, suggested stabilization of the
foundation before any other work
is done.
Mr. Hammer said the founda-
tion was .built with sand brick,
which deteriorates when wet.
"We were surprised to find a
brick foundation with so much
cement," he said.
He said replacement of the.
foundation could cost $300 to $400
a linear foot.
'"We are not asking the county
to fund the project in totality," said
Terry Burroughs of Main Street
Okeechobee, the organization that
has pursued grants for jail restora-
tion. "We will continue pursuing
grants. Our intent is not for the
county to pay for this."
Commissioners discussed
modifying the pending grant
request to include foundation sta-
bilization.
Mr. Burroughs poiniod out'that,
for several years $46,000 has been
carried over to the next year's
budget to repair the jail's roof.
Commissioners voted to use that
money to stabilize the jail's founda-
tion.
In other action, the board:
granted a change in zoning
from commercial to residential
general for OK Ventures' property
on U.S. 441 S.E.;
granted the request of Water's
Edge Motor Coach Resort for a
change in zoning from commer-
cial and residential mixed to neigh-
borhood commercial for property
on U.S.441 S.E.
granted another request from
Water's Edge for a change in zon-
ing from agriculture and residential
mixed to commercial recreational
vehicle for adjoining property;
*abandoned the eastern half of
a platted right-of-way in Bet-Her
Acres Subdivision;
adopted a resolution-for col-
lecting non-ad valorem assess-
ments;
scheduled a public hearing to
consider abandoning a county
right-of-way for Jan. 9;
secured financing for fire sta-
tion #4 from Bank of America in
the amount of $1,760,000 at the
rate of 3.98 percent to be repaid
over a 15-year term;
awarded a contract for
$199,166 to Lucas Waterproofing
for waterproofing and restoration
of the Okeechobee County Jail;
approved a contract with
Rowe Architects for $20,000 for
renovation of temporary office
space at the courthouse;
paid $21,246.18 to Hammer
Construction Corp. for deductibles
related to repair work on county
facilities for hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne;
e paid $155,005.97 to Hammer
Construction Corp. for deductibles
relating to work completed on
county-owned facilities for Hurri-
cane Wilma;
tabled a proposal to award a
contract for road striping;
purchased library furniture
for $15,543.32;
purchased 12 library chairs
for $4,673.85; and,


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OMS congratulates top milers


Che top milers from the OMS
I1I classes from 12/5 are as fol-
lows: eighth graders
Martin Macias and
Taylor Lucas,
seventh graders 'yfl
,'ilberto Orozco
and Jessica Wackier, and sixth
giraders DaTron Smith and Kailey
Hoover. Not to be outdone, the
students came back on Decem-
her 12 with an even bigger
desire, and the following stu-
dents posted top times. In the
eighth grade, Adrian Tagle's 5:44
mile was the best time this nine
weeks, followed closely behind
by Reybip Perez with a 5:59.
Nickey Ingram and Gloria San-
tibanez tied for the top girls. In
the seventh grade, Dean Rade-
baugh and Jessica Wackler (for
the second week in a row) were
in the lead, along with sixth
graders Victor Pineda and Eliza-
beth Yanez. Congratulations,
students!
Last week, the school wide
focus was on benchmark
LA.A.2.3.8 Fact and Opinion. You
can reinforce the focus at home
with your child by asking them
questions about their readings,
such as: .
1. What kind. of people


should read this book and why? focusing on MA.B.1.3.3, under-
2. What issue in your book is standing and describing how
the most interesting? Upsetting? changing the dimensions of a
Familiar? Ridiculous? Confusing? figure (such as length, width,
3. How realistic is the plot of height, or radius) affects its other
your book? measurements (such as perime-
4. Have you learned any facts ter, area, surface area, and vol-
in your book that will be helpful ume). This benchmark tests a
in another class or at another students understanding of
time? cause-affect in terms of meas-
5. Give some examples of
5. Give some examples of urement, and students often
specific clue words the author urement assume e that doubling
uses that let you know he or she wrongly assume that doubling
is stating an opinion or a fact. the dimensions of a figure dou-
This week's focus was on bles all other measurements for
benchmark LA.E.2.2.1, Cause the figure. At home, demon-
and Effect. Remember that "real state this concept using two
world" reading materials are just glasses that are the same diame-
as helpful as novels. Have your ter but different heights, the
child read the newspaper, maga- affect that the added height has
zines, or even be critical viewers on the volume. Find two rooms
of television programs. Discuss in your house that are different
ideas such as: sizes, and have your child com-
1. What events and people pute the area of each, then have
cause the main character to them describe the difference
change? What is the effect on they noticed.
the character?
2. Is there an event that gets Upcoming Events:
the story going? What are the
effects of this main event December 19 Holiday Band
throughout the book? Concert
3. How would the story December 21 Last day before
change if one of the events did winter break
not happen? January 4 Students return to
In math, students have been school


OMS students of the week
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 4 are (left to right)
Angel Lee, Samantha Magee, Amanda Rathbun, Darby Jones, and William Campbell.
Congratulations, students


Buying a pet as a gift can be a big decision


COLLEGE STATIOrN- When it
Comes to giving pets as a gift,
.-..p.erns say thirik twice. Pets
aren't' like fruitcakes some-
thing to be handed out that no
one wants and is eventually dis-
carded.
Giving a pet as a gilt can often
be a present the recipient does-
n't want, and both the animal
and the owner end up unhappy,
says Dr. Bonnie Beaver,. an ani-
Sniial behavior expert at Texas
A&M University's College of Vet-
erinary Medicine & Biomedical
';, l l_?>-i nce_ l .
"If you think you might want
to give riomeorne a pet, make
t, r) sure the recipient wants a
p1i,' "Beaver says.
'A person getting a pet as a
i l'U should knnoi about it before-
tuijnd and should be in the deci-
sioi., making process. He or she
should have a say in the selec-
tion of an ariniil the person will
hae for the next 10 to 15years."
Antoihe ieasori llhink twice
ab,'ui i.1 ing a pei as a ( hriisrnlas
gIlt deals ith Ire calendar it
inot the best time of\ ear for dogs
and cats as stocking stuffers
because of wires and decora-

Electrical cords are more


prevalent at Christmas and these
are often chewed on by puppies
or kittens, Beaver notes. Christ-
mas tinsel can be an attractive
toy but one that is deadly for ani-
mals if they swallow it, she adds,
and plants such as the Poinsettia
can harm animals if they should
chew on the ever-present red
leaves.
"Often at this time of year,
people haven't had a chance yet
to 'kitty-proof' or 'puppy-proof'
their homes," she continues.
"Puppies and kittens like to
eat things they shouldn't, and
there are lots of these untouch-
ables around at Christmas time.
You have to be more careful
about things left out than at
other times of the year."
Beaver says if you are consid-
ering giving someone a pet,
especially a child,. show the
recipient a picture of a pet at a
pet store and let he or she go
later to select one, or give a gift
coupon to the person for a selec-
tion at a later date
Sometimes giving a stuffed
toy to a youngster lets the child
know a pet is coming and he or
she can be part of the decision
on which one to select, Beaver
adds.


"If the child doesn't like the
pet, the parents wind up caring
for it, which often they don't
want to do," she adds.
Unwanted pets at Christmas
usually show up at animal shel-
ters a few months later, Beaver
believes.
"It usually takes a couple of
months for the recipient to deter-
mine the pet is not something he
or she wants to keep, and it's in
the early spring that shelters see
an increase in animals coming
through their doors.
"The novelty has worn off
and the animal is no longer
wanted. A pet should be some-
thing people enjoy, and with hol-
iday stress and not much time
during Christmas, a pet is often
just not a very sensible gift."
About pet talk:
Pet Talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine,
Texas A&M University. Stories
can be viewed on the World
WideW eb.at., .. ... -
u.edu/pettalk/>.
For more information, please
contact Keith Randall at
(979)845-4644 or
.


Submitted photo/OMS

OMS students of the week
.Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week for Dec. 11. Students in the (back row,
left to right) are Cody Raulerson, James Hatfield, and Rabon Durrance. Students in the mid-
dle row, (in no particular order) are Andrea Stark, Mishal Mehta, and Michael Miller. James
Jones (left) and (right) Nikki St. Pierre are in the front row. Congratulations, students!



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SFWMD recommends release of Lake '0' to the Caloosahatchee River


West Palm Beach The South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will request .that the
Army Corps of Engineers make an
environmental release of freshwa-
ter from Lake (Okechobee to the
Caloosahatchee Riei and Estuary
amid concerns over saltwater
intrusion and the health of the
Upper Caloosahatchee Estuary.
The proposed low-volume
releases are scheduled to take
place over the next 30 days. This
influx of additional freshwater is
expected to help reduce salinity
levels and protect tape grass in the
upper estuary. Current salinity lev-
els at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin
have exceeded the monthly aver-
age target of 10'parts per thousand
(ppt) established by minimum
flows and levels guidelines, which
were developed to protect tape
grass upstream of Fort Myers.
A minimum flow and level for
the Caloosahatchee River .was
adopted by the SFWMD in 2001
identifying the point at which sig-
nificant harm to the estuary ecosys-
tem would occur due to increased
salinities. A recovery strategy to
achieve the minimum flow and
level identifies the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) projects, such as the C-43
reservoir, as the future primary


source of freshwater for the estu-
ary. It is recognized, however, that
prior to implementation of these
CERP projects the minimum flow
and level would be violated on a
periodic basis during dry periods.
In the short term, the SFWMD will
on a monthly basis consider the
need for providing freshwater from
Lake Okeechobee while balancing
the needs of all of the various water
users and natural systems that
depend on the lake for water.
Tape grass is submerged aquat-
ic vegetation that provides food
and habitat for numerous organ-
isms including finfish, crabs and
shellfish. Acting in the same capac-
ity as downstream seagrass in its
function and importance, tape
grass also can provide numerous
water quality and water clarity ben-
efits because it absorbs nutrients
and reduces suspended solids in
the water, particularly near shore.
Water managers routinely monitor
tape grass because it is a key indi-
cator of water quality and the over-
all health of the upper estuary.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is sensitive to
water supply issues as well as to
the biological requirements of the
local plant life, and we believe
these releases are the best option
to protect the tape grass upstream,


where we find the most coverage,"
said Alice J. Carlson, member of
the SFWMD governing board.
"When water is available, the Dis-
trict makes releases from Lake
Okeechobee to meet the demands
of the environment. Given the cur-
rent water shortage in the Lake
Okeechobee Service Area, this is
no easy decision; however, we
believe the proposed plan appro-
priately balances both our water
supply needs and the needs of the
estuary."
The SFWMD will conduct
enhanced sampling and monitor-
ing along the Caloosahatchee River
and Estuary to track salinity and
water quality improvements asso-
ciated with these releases over the
next month. The release schedule
would be modified according to
new data as it is received. The Lake
releases would be reduced or
ceased if basin .rainfall runoff
occurs and exceeds recommend-
ed lake releases. At the end of the
30 days, District water managers
and the District governing board
will evaluate the monitoring infor-
mation and the prevailing water
availability conditions to determine
the need for any further action.
As of Dec. 11, 2006, the 30 day
moving average salinity along the
Caloosahatchee River at the Fort


Myers Yacht Basin was 15 ppt. Tape
grass stops growing and begins to
decline when salinity persists
above 10 ppt.
No significant discharge from
the Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79)
structure has taken place since Oct
4, 2006, and the current release
plan accounts for anticipated rain
events that may influence salinity
levels and water quality over the
next 30 days. The proposed releas-
es from the Lake would be in such
low volumes that water managers
project no significant water quality
change at the mouth of the
Caloosahatchee Estuary (Shell
Point), rather only within the mid
to upper estuary. However, the Dis-
trict can not predict water quality
changes due to increased S-79
inflows related to possible rainfall
runoff during the next month.
An additional benefit anticipat-
ed from these releases is lower
chloride levels near intakes for the
Lee County Water Treatment Plant,
located.just upstream of the S-79
structure. Water managers antici-
pate the releases will reduce chlo-
rides or at minimum keep them
from climbing to an undesirable
range.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees


the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's five
water management districts. The
agency mission is to manage and
protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improving
water quality'flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.


Since the beginning of time this old
world of ours has been experiencing.
disasters and tragic events. Many are
unbelievable! The Black Death in the
14th century took the lives of 75 mil-
lion people. In a. period of just six
months in 1918, more than 26 million
people died from Influenza.
Yet, the most tragic, and most touch-
ing of all disasters is that almost 10 mil-
lion people died in Northern China in
1877 from starvation.
Somehow, we can accept disease and
illness, but when we hear of millions
of people perishing just because they
had nothing to eat, it does something
to us.
Today there are nations in the world
where two out of every three of the
people go to sleep at night hungry,
they awaken hungry in the morning
and it lasts all day.
Looking at it in this light it is no won-
der millions of people have time to
bow their heads and give "Thanks"
before each meal they eat.


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DUMP TRUCKS: This is in response to the article concerning, the
dump trucks coming out of the shell pit. The writer states that he/she is
running, 60 mph and the trucks pull out in front of them. First of all, if
you are driving 60 mph on S.R. 70 you are part of a minority. The aver-
age speed on this highway is somewhere between 70 and 80 mph. This
is no secret. When these drivers pull onto S.R. 70, you may be a quarter
to a half mile away and you are going to bear down on them in a matter
of seconds. They are heavy and they do not get up to speed as fast as an
automobile. They have 10, sometimes 13 gears to run through there-
fore, it takes time to get up with the flow of traffic. So please, give them
a break- they are just doing their job.

TIRED: Our schools are over-crowded and there is shooting going
on at them and the reason for that is we are taking our tax money and
paying for education for illegal aliens, and I resent it. I am tired of them
taking my money and supporting people that don't even belong in this.
. country.

PAY RAISE: This is about the school board members that gave them-
selves a raise. It seems that Miss Carlton is the only one with a con-
science. Shame on the other four.

PROJECT: I want to leave a message for all my neighbors on S.W.
67th Drive. They seem to be confused about all the fill dump trucks
coming in here starting at 6 a.m. They are not going into Mr. Daniels'.
He doesn't start his shell pit until 8 a.m. The trucks are going behind us.
to another project. They start at 6 a.m. and also work on.Saturday. I
should know they're not going to Mr. Daniels', I live on the corner and
sometimes they are lined up all the way down the street and in front of
my house starting at 6 a.m. They are putting this project in with com-
plete disregard for us and don't care about all the neighbors out here or
whether it's going to upset us or not. And another thing, all the people
in positions of power refuse to do anything about this so what are we
supposed to do?

BEST FRIENDS: A doctor's best friend is a lawyer, and a lawyer's
best friend is a doctor.

TURN LANE: Going north on U.S. 441 by the Circle K there isi turn
lane heading north with no-warning and somebody is going to get
killed there. They need either traffic light or a warning on that turn
lane.

DEER: I was wondering if anybody knows what kind of deer is out
here on N.W 50th Drive. It's not white tail deer. It looks like an elk.
Does anyone know if therd is really elk in Florida? They just ran across
the road in front of me. I just wondered if some t\pe of new deer has
been introduced into Florida.

DRAFT: Dear President and Laura Bush: the only reason you run
your mouth is because you don't have a son to be drafted or signed up
for the National Guard. If ou eE er had a son in Iraq or Iran and got your
baby back in a body bag you wouldn't be talking and running your
mouth. We haven't had a president that had sons in the military; All
we've had since JFK is girls. Why did they stop the draft because all
the presidents since JFK have had girls. I'll tell you what this is messed
up and Bush had better get out of politics. And Laura Bush doesn't
know what in the heck she is talking about.

PARADE: In general, I thought the Christmas parade was great this
year. I especially liked all the horses with lights. That's real Okeechobee
if you have a lighted parade, just put some battery-operated lights on
your horse and you're good to go. I was a little disappointed at the
entries that did not put Christmas decorations or lights on their entries.
It's a lighted Christmas parade. Every entry should have lights. If you
don't want to put lights on your car, or horse for that matter, try the
Speckled Perch Parade or the rodeo parade instead. There's no point in
putting in an entry with no lights on it in a nighttime parade. The lights
make the parade. Again, the vast majority of the parade entries were
great. .
RIGHTS: Fifty years ago there \\as no tolerance of black people.,
Thankfully, our society has progressed past such nonsense. Yep, thank-
fully the "good ol' days" are over. You should protest people's rights.
Get out there on! the street, make signs. No one should have rights.
Well, except you of course. I mean, this is America. How do you know
the people at the lake are gay? Do -you have 'gaydar' or something?
Every time I've been to the lake there are people in pickup trucks drink-
ing beer and listening to country music. Ma\ be I go at the wrong times?

HANGING OUT: I can't believe our society has progressed to the
point of letting gay people hang out. I mean, what happened to Okee-
chobee? I bet the ACLU is behind this.

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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 busi-
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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
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The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
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Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
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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 Security 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 extensive.
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 information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The 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 meeting. 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, 1902S. 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
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refugesupport group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care
are welcome. For information call the ot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-
9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets inthe Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck-as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Ihe Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee.-Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m,:
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.



Community Events

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 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 \\ay to get it home.

Church plans special services
TheFirst 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.

Avon Park hosting special camp
SLake Denton Camp in Avon Park is hosting a Christmas break
camp Dec. 26-30 for grades six through 12. The cost is $70 and
includes meals, lodging and fun. For information and forms, call
(863) 453-3627; or, e-mail phil@lakedentoncamp.org.

Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book "A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, relation-
ships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime with
men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the event
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 refresh-
ments. For information, 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 information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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.


Community Events

Church presents 'Everything Glorious'
The Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present "Every-
thing Glorious," a new Christmas musical featuring multimedia,
drama and exciting new music on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. and
Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.

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
Baptist Church is located at 24050 S.R. 70 West.

Church plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the fol-
lowing special services for the holidays. Their schedule is: Satur-
day, Dec. 16, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., drive-through live nativity;
Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. adult Christmas music and drama enti-
tled "A Christmas Prayer"; Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-
wide Christmas song celebration; Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. -
Christmas Eve service; and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. --New Year's
Eveservice.

Church hosting live nativity
Hobe Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativi-
ty at 11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec., 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 Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 at
3 p.m. The beautiful'blend of 70 voices comprising this season's
choir represents singers from 17 local churches. For information,
call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on. Saturday, Dec. 16,
for framing and installing roof trusses on the house being built for
the family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood. Bring your tools
and be at the building site by 8 a.m. For information, call (863)
357-1371 and leave a message.

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 1863) 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 \ ith a special
mass at Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., at 4:30 p.m.

Church hosting pancake breakfast
The Worship Team of His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pan-
cake breakfast on Saturday,. Dec. 16, from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4
donation. The menu will include sausage and a beverage. Tickets
are available at the church office from 9 a.m. until noon.week-
days, or call Cathy at 1.863) 763-3519. Also offered that day from 9
'until noon will be a free gift wrapping service.

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

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

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

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

Chamber event is canceled
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce has
announced that the Monday, Dec. 18, holiday get-together at Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory has been cancelled due to vari-
ous delays.

Toys for Tots toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end
Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce, 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, Dec. 22. For informa-
tion, 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 Christ-
mas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will
purchase the items needed. Receipts are available. Please make
checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box
1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.







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Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Duane Eatmon
Pastor, Treasure
Island Baptist Church
Christmas: For troubled people?
If there was anyone who was
troubled at that first Christmas it
had to be Joseph. We don't think
much about Joseph usually. He
didn't have much to do with the
birth of Jesus of course. But,
imagine what it would have felt
like to have the woman you are
engaged to... the woman you love
deeply... come to you and say,
"I've got good news and bad
news. The bad news is that I am
pregnant. The good news is even
though you're not the father, I
haven't been unfaithful to you."
What? Can you imagine the
emotions Joseph. felt... anger...
pain... deep disappointment...
shame... betrayal. Obviously,
Joseph was a deeply troubled
man.
Here's, a truth we discover
from deeply troubled Joseph...
God will put more on you than
you can bear!
You've probably heard it put
the other way that God will not
put on you more than you can
bear. It's not true. God WILL put
greater burdens on you than you
can bear.
You might say, "But wait a
minute, doesn't the Bible say
somewhere... "No temptation has
seized you except what is com-
mon to man. And God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear. But


when you are tempted, he will
also provide away out so that you
can stand up under it." (I Corinthi-
ans 10:13)
But notice what this verse is
about... TEMPTATION not BUR-
DENS OR TROUBLES. He's talk-
ing about temptation to sin. It is
true that God will not allow you to
be tested beyond your ability to
endure, but the same can't be
said about troubles He allows in
your life
Consider the words of the
apostle Paul in II Corinthians 1:8-
9: "We do not want you to be
uninformed, brothers, about the
hardships we suffered in the
province of Asia. We were under
great pressure, far beyond our
ability to endure, so that we
despaired even of life, 9, Indeed, in
our hearts we felt the sentence of
death. But this happened that we
might not rely on ourselves but on
God, who raises the dead."
Notice: Paul's trouble seemed
to come from nowhere.
Have you ever felt 'like you
were walking through life mind-
ing your own business when sud-
denly here comes trouble? Seem-
ingly out of nowhere, we are
sometimes ambushed by prob-
lems.
Paul's burden was excessive.
Paul contends that not only did he
find himself facing a burden, but it
was an excessive one. It was trou-
ble to an extreme degree.
The burden was beyond Paul's
strength. There is the biblical


proof he said the problem was
"FAR BEYOND OUR ABILITY TO
ENDURE". Paul's burden, was
more than he could bear.
The burden caused Paul ,to
despair for life. Paul's problem
was a death sentence to him.
A question many people often
ask when facing tough circum-
stances that cause them to feel
forsaken by God is, "Why?" \\'hy
would God allow Paul to face
such extreme burdens that he
despaired of life?
The Bible gives a clear and
concise answer:
(v.9) "But this happened that
we might not rely on ourselves
but on God, who raises the dead."
Trust in ourselves is the default
setting of contemporary society. It
is applauded in American culture
as a irtue. but God's perspective
stands in sharp contradiction to
the opinion if man.
He joathes our independ-
ence... instead desiring that we
become like little children who
recognize our need to totally
depend upon Him.
While our society may be
attracted to strength, God' is
repulsed by human self-sufficien-
cy. The ;hing that He finds most
attractive in man is weakness and
the realization of the need to be
completely sustained by Him
alone ..
"The LORD is close to the bro-
kenhearted and saves those who
are crushed in spirit." (Psalm
34:18)


Religion

briefs

Father Duffy to
celebrate anniversary
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Father
Hugh Duffy will celebrate the
40th anniversary of his Ordina-
tion to the Priesthood \ with a spe-
cial mass at Sacred Heart
Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., at
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(JVtime is listed first, followed
by yarsity time)
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce West-
wood 9/11 a.m.
Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
2007
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll 4/6
p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence-TBA

Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
Dec. 16: Battle on the, Lake
Tournament atOHS- 10 a.m. J
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake
Girls Tournament at- I10a.m.
2007
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial,
Dual at SCHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tour-
nament at Vero Beach 10 a.m.
Jan. 10: Fl. Pierce Central Tour-
nament (JV) at OHS -7 p.m. i
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual.
Tournament at MCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tour-
nament at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at
VBHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tourna-
ment at PCHS in Lakeland 10
a.m.
Jan. 27: Girls State Tourna-
ment 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 Tourna-
ment-Palm Bay noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland- noon
*Parent and Senior Night

Lady Brahmans
basketball


(JV times are first followed by
varsity times)
Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30
p.m.
Dec. 28: Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for
Christmas Tournament TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for
Christmas Tournament TBA


2007
Jan. 3: John Carroll 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30'7
p.m.
Jan. 8: vs. Fort Pierce West-
wood 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 12: at.Inlet Grove-JFK Mid-
dle School- 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 18: at Glades Central -
5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30,/7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial -
5:30/7 p.m.
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. 21: at Jensen Beach -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 27-30: at @ Gulfshore
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2007
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4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: vs. Suncoast 6/7:30
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Jan. 11: vs. Lake Placid 6,7:30
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Jan. 13: at John Carroll 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 16: at Forest Hill -\
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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
p.m.
Jan. 30: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Tournament home 6/7:30
p.m.
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


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Memorial alumni
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The second annual Yolanda
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arship soccer game will take
place at Brahman Stadium on
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.
The $5 admission will entitle
the fan toadmission to the game
and a combo meal. Tickets will
be available at the gate.


For information contact Celia
Fox at (863) 697-9614, or Brian
King at 1863) 610-0084.

Adult baseball
players needed :
Adult (18 and over) players/
are wanted for-a men's baseball
team.
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COMMUNITY CHOIR
Under the direction of Sandy Perry
Will present its 8th Annual

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

It Took A Miracle, Handel's Hallelujah!

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Special Holiday Events


Kiwanis Santa in Park #4:.Dec
16, IS, 19, 2o.21,22 and 23 from
6 until 8p.m. '
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 16'
and 17 at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Saturday, Dec. 16,
from 7 until 8:30 p.m., drive-
through live nativity.
Hobe Sound Bible Church will
present a dramatized live nativity
at 11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in
Hobe Sound on Dec. 16 and 17 at
7:30 p.m. For information, call
(772) 546-5696.
Oakview Baptist Church. 677
S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 17, at
6 p.m. adult Christmas music
and drama entitled "A Christmas
Prayer."
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W. Sixth St., \\ill 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.i
763-3727.
Church of God of Prophecy,
102 N \V. 10th St., will present a
Christmas play entitled "Word of
God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 17. Tickets areiH6bt fbquired
and the eve4 is ope*i to the pub-,
lic. For information, call Wanda
Woodham at (863) 763-9352..
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade onr
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will
form at 5:30 p.m. behind the
Burger King on S.R. 70, then pro-
ceed down Taylor Creek to the
lock, then left to the VFW or
Butch's Backyard Lounge. For
information, contact Bob Schultz
at i1.63'i 697-9571 or .s63) 467-
7050.
, Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave., will present "Every-
thing Glorious" an anointed
praise and worship. musical
drama for Christmas on Sun-


day, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be
presented again on Monday, Dec.
18, at 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (l863) 763-4127.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Wednesday, Dec.
20, at 6 p.m. church-wide Christ-
mas song celebration.
Santa on the fire truck: Dec.
20 in the N.W. and N.E. sections
of the city; Dec. 21 in the S.E. sec-
tion of the city; Dec. 22 in the
S.W section of the city. ,
- Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 24, at
5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 31, at
5 p.m. New Year's Eve service.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a special Christmas service
on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morn-
ing service will be from 9:30 until
11 a.m., and candlelight services
at, 5 and 7 p.m. For information,
call the church office at (863).
763-4021.


at me First United Methodist Church, 200 NW 20 Street

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH AT 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH AT 3:00 PM
Prelude will feature a Pipe-Organ Solo & two Piano-Organ Duets.
THE BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF 73 VOICES COMPRISING THIS SEASON'S CHOIR
REPRESENTS SINGERS FROM 17 LOCAL CHURCHES.

MEN'S QUARTET FEATURING:
Tommy Markham, Doug McCoy, Pastor Emil Moldrik and John Sufficool


SOLOISTS INCLUDE:
Justin Allen, Mike Brooks, Jim and Katie Clark (Sun Only), Mary Hurley, Lonnie Kirsch,
Doug and Pat McCoy, Emil and Ruth Moldrik, Kenny Resmondo, Wynnefred Shepherd,
John and Chris Sufficool, Steve Walker, Steve and Susan Wegmann, Josie Weiss,
Kathryn Wilkinson and Victoria Williams.
Michael Hayes, Accompanist Nicole Wood, Narrator Sheila Brown, Sound


Admission is Free

For additional information call 634-7714.


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Buckhead Ridge. 3/2 Mobile
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with and lake access and private
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$150,000.00. Bring all offers. Call
Joe at 863-610-1639.


Call us for an appointment
or just stop by for a visit!!

Evenings and weekends by
appointment for your convenience.


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mobile home with fireplace and
pantry in Buckhead Ridge. Huge lot
with lake access. Private ramp for
your 2005 Pontoon boat that comes
with the deal. Also, a very nice clean-
ing station. Asking only $180,000.
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look and make an offer. Call Joe at
863-610-1639.


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BRENTWOOD ESTATES (2140 Sq. Ft
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to plumbing fixtures, cabinets, tops,
and flooring. Call or come by today for
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assessment already paid, new owner pays ho..I. .. unr, ir, ,- .,m h id |.:,I duh.:. -
expense! Asking just $92,500! Iou. cec *-rpec urse' GET-AVAM 159,9 )0!

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1 2 1.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage




OUC.LEY ESTATES4 s WATERFRONT
3 BR 3B'. larg. ..all.-n ci-- insac. ?BR, 2B A Double- ide Mob,Ile Home
bedroom Open concept in the living w/large addition. Sits on lovely water-
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Screened back porch ih ar. above Dock, covered baot lift, fish cleaning sta-
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for, r and he hboa rampfor Lake accessi- create drive. Alarmsystem, ready to move
ble ml-9?,s-Ii '- min. mls# (92827)


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MLS# 92181
* Pinelands 10+-acres can be split into 2-5


* Sherman Wood Ranches 10+-acres.
MLS#90859
*3 Vikidng acres for $20,000 MLS#92136


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FULL SERVICE REALTOR

4251 Hwy. 441 S.

863-634-5588
Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588

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kath69@earthlinknet
467-670- Cell 634-8676


FISH)OURCAR S
( 'JLACULATE DW i
21/2 w/lunrm addn
dock & boathouse
Iwi toragt rm)l or 2
k',aL on good carnal min
-BHR Great nn w -/drig
master ibed-nr t/2
walkinclc.ets. slokn
clout ~n guest bedrm
concarte walkav&., 2 car
carport awnings, tree-
nice tint porch CALL
IPAT63-588


1). 3, 2, 2 home in Blue Heron. New corn- 3). Need shade from the heat' come take a
srructior. Granite counter tops. unique rle look at th1. 3, 2 DWNIH on 1 acre Attached
throughout Large master .ute ih Fparale carport for 3 ,ehicile -2 nood deck anid 2
.shc.Ner and hoa tub. his/hers closet, Luage storage sleds Fenced yard n-h beautmul
Great Room .aulted ceilings to much to Oaksi .nd Maples. You need to take a look at
hiat -9.00u 1s922'i dits one! Dog c-n properl-i 1135..100i 021741
4).F ABULOLiS in tenor in this 3 2 DWMH
21. RETiREIENT LOCXATION Palm lage Ea-t of town. 5pht plan. Numerous fruit
Randh 5 Commur ih dubhoue, pl trees sprinkler sV-tem, storage b1dg with
iLy' a wanted!! Great Fun!!'! $152000! ele Wet bar, huge land kit.. lot of cabi-
#936(2 net space Concrete dnae and concrete
pads for all out bldgs. Wood and screened
porch. Asking $169i00t0 .92,92)


Hw-, 441 to SE 18 Ten North to 16 Tr R to 2138
CB5 2 1 each side duplex, one s-de netl.
remtTidedld ed. tie fi:SE & tile amnrur & rub -ur-
round kit u eating area, Liirig rm S& bd nrm
w cathedrall ceiling; Sirap. dcnet in hall
laundry i' r & hookup- Lor WLD Qwel are a
rice landscaping CALL PAT 634-5588


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For ,our horses 2 be uriful tericed cleared
acres leS road night -tl tavi w i.ll Can be
di..-ded into 2 lenrs o twice the homeriie-s
CALL PAT 863-634-5588 OR 863-763-6068


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AIRSTRIP PROPERTY IN THE COUNTRY
PRIVACY IN LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES
Courrner lot i5+- .di..:dEd ,ciE. 'ione cdkaued &
one lo6 acaei nll & pump hou,- electri: cul-
erts permit for sepuic '1' :ion gra-. airstrip
QCo.re toe 'ithat' iunctiinr Tumpl-.e iL H,& 6
2 Stcirage Contaier,-r negr'.l 2 rented & duo not
sua CALL PAT 863-634-5588.


INDUSTRIAL LOTS IV/CLOSED ALLEN
Cleared 20.* '.- acres 12 industrial loti plus
alles iri Cirt ot Okeechobee great location un
NWV th St & .6th Ave All the con, eniences ot
tov.-T CALL PAT FOR DETAILS 863-634-
5588 OR 863-763-6068. MLS 92207
REDUCED TO $475,000111


ZONED MILTI-FAMIL3/RESIDENTAL
3/4 -*- Acre in Cit limits o Okeechobee
zoned Muln-Fanulv or Rezidential Across
trom school on SW 6th & 3rd CALL PAT
863-763-6068 OR 863-634-5588


DU, Di2flA IL
LOCATED IN iNS ESTATE. 1 CAR
CGAJ'GE HE.-.TED IN-GROUND rOOL
(SOLAR I 01.i FT PIPING ik, AU. 1:75".0iu
BT.i HEATER WvATER FILTER S'iSTEM
WORK-OLiT RCOM. SPRINkLER SYSTEM
CALL IK-TH' 634-8676 1190165


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L AK E AC C E 55 WA TE FRONT
l1.0 CBS 2 BD, 2 BA CARPORT BOAT
SHED DOCK LOVEL\ LANDSCAPING
SEAlWALL. HURRICANE t LlE RS
STORAGE SHIED ATTACHED ONLY MIN.
UTES TO TA\ LOR CREEK LOCKS 17 MIN i
CLOSE TO CONVENIENCES CALL
KATHY 64-8676 #91971


LOCATION...LOCATION... -
Minute I:to Ta\lor Greek Locks Lake Acceis.
ivatertriont Large Comer Lot, 3BR, ] 5BA, FL
Rm Storage krea Taklcr Creek Isles 4 gteal
locabon for the avid FISHERMAN Clo.se to
all consenience, Dock CALL KAT"' 863-
634-8676. #92626


RIM CANAL ILARODO SHORES)
CUSTOM FRAME HOME 3BRP 3BA 4 CAR
GARAGE WITi-UN SIGHT OF LOCKS NEW
UPDATED KIT CABINETS & APPLIANCES
DOCK & DECK WITH BOAT HOIST BEAU.
TIF.FL LANDCPi[NG tiVTH LOW M IN.
TENANCE. CALL KATHY FOR MORE
INTOR 86.l634-8676 #92665


VIKING/PRARIES POSSIBLE OWNER
FINANCINGIII Saddle up and bring your
horses to thi 1 25 acies Close to pa' ed road
and power lines buyer must supply untlies
Take E'tIle iNI NW 30iXiSr go IV1o lot on N
side three loit E Trom creek See Goolsby
sign by gray stake. 863-634-5588


NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


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Roughly speaking. Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in pnce to
three times your gross annual income
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:





Lenoer. also analyze > our income In relation to your projected cost of home own-
.rshep and oulistndn deois to aeaiermine thre s.Ze loan you can have
Hrter s an s your houserng epense-lo-eycome ratlio s deer: ned by calculating
your prOlecid rronthl) housing expense o tich consists of the principal and ntser.
est p3m.rnf on your new lome loan, property faxes arna hz2arar nurance.
Tr mu ofinese cons ,s reerreo to as "PtTI Monrhlf hmeognere y lsoct aaion
oues it woure purncrairog a corilominsum or rownhouse and pnvale mortgage
insurance are addeo to ine PITl.
Your housing expense-to-ricome rato should fall in tihe 28 to 33 percent range.
Although some lenders *li go mrgrear under Certain circumstances
-Your ftait deits-o-inco me ratio should be in the 34 Io 38 percent range
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At the Movies

The following movies are now,
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 15,
through Thursday, Dec. 21, are as
follows:
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"
(PG) 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Unaccompanied
Minors"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. :Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m. '
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library coopera-
tive serving Highlands, Hardee,
DeSoto and Okeechobee coun-
ties. ,The Heartland -Library
Cooperative will be holding
basic and advanced computer
classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area.
A technology information trainer
will take a mobile computer lab
to each location lour times per
month to teach computer class-
es. The classes will teach basic
computer skills such as how to
start up and use a computer,
ho\v to log-on to the Internet
and how to communicate via e-
mail \with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer
class will teach how to keep the
computer clean and how, to send
pictures. You may also contact
your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee,
call (863) 763-3536 or contact
Gabriell Turner, information tech
trainer, at gabi,.@mN hlc.org

Child Find helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRSi Center now\ offers a
service known as Child Find
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3, 4 and 5-year-old children not
yet in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Kathy VWall
at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a bdrri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week
on Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, from,6 until 7:30 p.m. and


on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30
p.m.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E'; Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers,, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


FEMALE DOG, short, red, with
collar, found in R-Bar Es-
tates, (863)610-1750
LEOPARD HOUND: Found in'
the Viking area. Call to ID:
(863)763-8085
NEUTERED MINI POODLE,' &
NEUTERED MALE CURR
W/collar, purebred dogs, call
to identify (863)357-3225

BOXER/LAB MIX- female,
black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier. 12/03 Vic. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
Way. (863)634-0948
KERR DOG- female,
brown/white, vic of Country
Hills, wearing collar & tags
(863)697-1425
LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
(863)634-3250 *
NAMEPLATE- Gold Charm,
large, w/ 2 names, Okeecho-
bee Area, (863)634-6601
REWARD- Calico'cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 2338 SE 38th
Trail. Okee. 863-467-0704

LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good home only
* (863)467-0346
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Homel (863)763-1370
UGar.a.e/
Yar Saes 145


HOLIDAY SHOPPING BAZAAR
December 16th, 1Oa 3p
2703 NE 62nd Parkway
Okeechobee -R-Bar
Various Vendors
Any questions call Gail
(561)801-1336


OAK PARK, Sat., Dec.,16th,
8am-1 pm, 3573 SW 22nd St.
Christmas Items, Jewelry, Gift
Items...Too much to list
Don't Miss This 2 Family Sale


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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!L

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signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
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SALE
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Dec 16th.
9am-7, K-Mart Parking lot on
Hwy 4.41 Furniture, knic.
Knacks, clothing. Christmas
items anr much more

Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123

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ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driverthat
has a Class B and Hazmat
This is a Must.
863-467-7700



Looking for a
career? Advance
with FPUA thru its
4-year apprentice
training program.
HS diploma or GED
req'd & must be
able to work at
heights. Salary will
start at $13.50/hr.
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BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for Experienced Front Re-
ceptionist with computer
skills, medical billing exp.
helpful. Fax resume with ref-
erences to (863)582-9800.
Shop here flrstl
The classtiled ads


COOL JOB!
Now hiring 10 sharp Guys &
Gals to work in a Rock-N-Roll
blue jean environment Travel
to LA, NY and other major
cities We represent Fashion,
Sports & Music publications
Earn $500-$700 per week
afler raining. Call Gary at
1-866-298-0163
FLORIDA BOUND
Large organization now hiring
18-23 sharp guys &gals to
work in travel. Fast paced,
highly motivated sales team
representing news, fashion &
sports publications. Lodging
and Transportation provided
Paid daily. Must be 18 or
older and start today.
1-888-741-2190 '
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
'Jighl 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
MECHANIC
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWP, Fax 863-763-1003 or
Call 863-763-0075
OKEECHOBEE AREA
Small Restaurant needs
MANAGER
5 days perweek
1(800)483-4279
PAVINGFOREMAN
Heavy Highway Construction
Company seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving Foreman.
Apply in person to:
Better Roads Inc.
2830 Old State Road #8
Lake Placid, FL 33852
No phone calls please. We are
a drug free work place.
EOE
TOLL COLLECTORS &
ENTRY LEVEL SUPERVISORS
Positions available on
Flodrida Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
WELDER'S HELPER
Looking for a welders helper,
with some welding exp.
necessary. (863)763-6376



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for more details.


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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70K; Serious Inquires Only!
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sale with Flowers Bakery
of Okeechobee. EOE


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Chgd Car sOffired415
Instruction .. 420
Services eOffered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Service.435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roo coating Repair to10
Mobile Homes & more.
No lob to big or small. Free
esitmates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698



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


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

Merchandise



Air ConditIoners 505
Antiques 510
Applia es 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines35
Building MaterIals 540
Business equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Clma, Glauiware, Etr. 560
Clothlng 565
Coein/tamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes UntL i Fabrfi 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Eq uIment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
MLiueflaneoue. 655
Muicall Instruments 860
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplles/
Surcas 670
t dPlumb.ing. pis 6080
Pools & Supplies 685
Eq ipment 690
DSWASHE Wht 695
Sewing MachInes 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipnment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Ibols 7258
Tlay & G ,ae 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy .740




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


DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
(863)357-7136
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758


GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
$700 asking $300
(863)675-3793
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-4567
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition. $75
(863)357-7065


STOVE, Frigidiare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
(863)261-6299
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
(863)675-1634
WASHER & DRYER- White,
$300 will separate
,(863)763-1884 ,
WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr. til '09. Like new. Pd.
$2000. Asking $800 or best
offer. (239)867-6351


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


ADULT 3.WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
offer (989)831-5135
DYNO AIR BIKE- green pegs
to grind with and rotating
handle bar Good cond. $50
rieg (863)634-2974
SCHWINN BIKES t2) brand
new, never on road. 1 mans,
1 womans. $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225



DOORS- Sliding Glass, Write,
Like New, $50 or best offer
(863l675-1634
GARAGE DOORS- White,
Brand new, 10 x 12, $600
1863)675-9237

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Gutters, Inc.




Licensed & Insured

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



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


BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes.
blue bed only. excellent con-
dition, $150. (863)634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-flo, excellent
condition, pink w/ detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
4PM
HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
1863)753-0367


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
(8631634-5038
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150
(8631634-6601


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most in cases.
Mini condition. $2500 for the
compile set (863)357-0125
BASEBALL/FOOTBALL CARD
over 3000 $800 or best of-
ler(8631467-1374
COLLECTIBLES: Many wolf
iiems (ligurinnes, comforters
and morel 1200 for all. Will
separate 239-340-8503
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
iilem Rare items, items from
Graceland. memorabilia. $350
neg 1863)467-0627
HOLIDAY BARBIES (3)
96,'97,98, still in box. $175
tor all or will sell separate
(863)634-5038
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey. Shirt, Cap &
Bear All min 1 package. $70
(863)357-0125



DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games Fast, $149
1863)843-0158


CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
$150 (863)357-3240
QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
Wooden, For King or Queen.
$125. (863)674-1755



FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747


ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
(1) rectangle, (1) round &
1 round with lamp, $40.
863)674-1276


ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173
Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solid wood
$150 (863)467-4572
BUNK BED, Loft style, all in
one, purchased at Badcock,
exc. cond. $500
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
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GOLF BAG- Hooters w/aigiial
score. (2) pro velvet grips,
like new. $150
1863)763-6369
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new condo !
$1 950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag. putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123
IRONS, Mens, 1 Set. Stiff
Graphite Shafts, $100
863-467-7703
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- set,
right handed, McGregor bat-
tie slicks minced woods, bag
$125 (863)467-7703


CARPINE- US Springfield.
model 1884, nas type "C"
tront to sight., $1200or best
offer (937)215-0307
COBRA ARMS- 9 MM. Derrin-
er, holster $ cartridges.
125 or best offer
(863)983-7915
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
(863)301-0250
PISTOL, 25 auto with holster.
Like new. Lifetime warranty.
$150 (863)467-0627
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target grips &
sights $350 (937)215-0307
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-203'2 Ilvmsg


AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV,
already assembled w/video.
Pd. $199, never used. Asking
$125. (863)697-6472
BAR BELL WEIGHT SET- New
in box. With multi-function
bench. $200.561-722-0401
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
Westco. Cadence 7E, Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
(863)673-2896 askfor Vcki


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


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


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $110,0. (863)763-6907
BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$50. (863)357-2891 Leave
message
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
sage.
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
newly Built in charger & rear
pocket. $4500.863-467-1533


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500.863-843-0913 Lv msg


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MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
(772)332-1438
PRESSURE WASHER: 2700
PSI, Sears. $350.
863-673-5159
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276


COLOR GAME BOY- with
adapters, lights w/magnifler,
6 games $100
(863)763-3551


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


CHAIRS (35), Brown metal,
folding. $105 for all or will
separate. (863)675-3230
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
Wolves on them. $60 or will
separate: 239-340-8503.
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
(863)763-31191
COMPUTER DESK, 31/ long x
41/2' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30":
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
(863)763-1997
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
(863)763-3191
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
KITTEN- Male, orange tabby
& white. approx 8 wks old,
bottle fed, $15.
(443)262-2740
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS-
Sealy PosTurepedic Pillow
Top. Queen size, 2 months
old .$200 (772)812-3300
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER & Ot-
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
$65. (863)357-8788
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
oreo, with recliners at each
end $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Lignt
beige pattern Excellent con-
dioon $525. (863)357-5754
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
(863)467-4572


TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800. (863)634-1263
TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
$2400 (863)453-5599
WEIDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, 2 seats, $200 firm.
(863)763-4132 or
863)634-2171
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437



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


BEAGLE, AKC reg., itr color,
male, 6 mos. old, snots up
to date, needs room to run.
$350 (863)610-1197
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females.
6 wks, wormed & 1st shols.
APR reg. incl pedigree certif.
$250 ea. (863)634-7723
BEAUTIFUL, Loving pets, toy
size, purebred Toy Fox Terrier
& Japanese Chins. $350 each.
1863)983-6537
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked.
$300, $400 & $450.
863-763-3073
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- 1
male & 1 female. 8 weeks
$300. ea. (863)634-9645
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
askfor Vicki
FISH TANKS- 150 gal, 50 gal.,
29 gal, (2) 10 gal.,, all for
$160 or will sell separate
(863)201-3492
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
M & 1 F Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
(239)657-8549
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, OR TABLE w/5
chairs, sturdy, all lor $500
neg. (863)675-2783 Muse
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8
weeks. CKC Reg. Shots &
health papers. $400 each.
(863)634-1062
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother is registered
Available wk after Christmas.
$300 each 863-763-1001
SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shois $295 (561)271-1032



QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch"
Long Aim. Frame & Tracks.
Everything included $2500
(863)674-1755


POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
$300 (863)357-3240
POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
WEIGHT BENCH, WELDER w/
leg attach., 230 lb. weights,
weight tree, Olympic bar,
$120/neg.863-763-2241.
1-- a WI

ANTENNA, Newl 5 ms 9000 ir,
Directional, Amplified, In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
tion. $800. (239)248-4758


BENCH DRILL PRESS, Crafts-
man, 1/2" chuck. $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2) Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/ hand pumps $399
will separate.(561 )951-8767
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
Dewait, used once, $300 or
best offer (863)697-8837
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craftsman, cuts angle, new
blade and stand $60
(863)763)7-8797
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASH-
ER, 1200 psi, $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
ton, 550/8550, 10 hp, new,
$325 (561)951-8767
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still in box. $950.
863-673-5159
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$800 (863)697-8837
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w/radiator & fuel tank.
$1500 (863)675-1862









Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 16,2006


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
Ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


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

Agriculture
;:' I Mj' .S


rarm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supples 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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


APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up'to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
-Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. KidW safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
200 (239)340-8502



GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
(863)763-5501
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled, very good condition,
$1 25 (863)763-8225 or
(863)610-0530
RIDING LAWNMOWERS. (21,,
lor paris, good engines,
$200 or oesi oiler
(8631467-8856
RIDING MOWER- Murray
l4hp, 2 cyl. 42" deck. many
new parls w/new ublity cart.
$500 (863)763-3551

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NEWSPAPER.



and senkies.


Beautiful 2BR Close to .town,.
Remodeled, Like newly Only
$825 mo. includes water bill.
Call 561-255-4377.
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $900 mo. +1st,last&
$600. sec.(863)634-5780
N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
l'o Pets' Non smoking envi
1863)467-17178 30arm-
3 30pm,. or email
vldptasurfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1 BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313



OKEE., 2br, 1BA. Furnished in
Kings Bay Electric nori in-
cluded l863)763-8349 or
(8631634-9850
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
lin nSi.New 2 Bdrm 1'.Ba
w/Appl $850/mo + 1s[1&
Sec aep. Call (8631634-7722








Waterfront CBS
Home for rent,
3/2/1, $1,300 a
month. First, last &
security with pet
depositL

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 nave walk-in closets.
Huge yard $1200,;min Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy al 305-458-8813
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 40r1/203.
very clean, fireplace, .lake ac-
cess, must have rel. is &
Sec. dep. 863-824-0981
DIXIE RANCH ACRES 2BR,
IBA. Call lor info.
1863)357-6700
House for Rent, 3BR'28A Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
mo. (863)634-3262
Find It fastp Sen It soon-
er In the classlmleds


Rentals



Apartment 905
.Busines Places 910
Commercial.
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
.1 .dPrboprty -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
ast & sec. (941)504-3954
LAKE ACCESS, Taylor Creek,
3BR/2BA, 2100 sq.: ft.,
w/dock, $1300/mo.
407-399-9799 Lakeland
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-.
(863)467-2541
TREASURE ISLAND, Lake. Ac-
cess. 3br/2ba. 1st & Sec.
Dep. Must have ref.
(863)824-0981


OKEECHOBEE, To share 3BR
house, utilities & cable incl.
$600/mo. 1st months rent &
sec. req'd. (863)673-6559
How last can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it In the
classifieda.



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

Real Estate
II



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, CBS
home on 2 acres, in Spot in
the Sun. $175,000
(863)201-9175/443-9239
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 w 6W Ilin
SAve. BR.A.. 2BA. 1 ,tr large
ready now $i200'iTn
$0 down. (863-184.0809
TAYLOR CREEK- 2BR/1BA
1200 sq. ft., Lake access.
New sea wall & dock.
$159,900
863-670-5967 Lakeland


OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
SArea. i3) I' ace lots
3ppraiseijil $55 each r, ow


Mobile Homes



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



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


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES,
For rent or sale. 3br, 2ba
$800; mo. (863)634-3262.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/lba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE'S"GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Klbs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
8631447-3426.



An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x1 2 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, lba, Flori-
da rm, carport, Laundry rm,
furnished, storage shed,
$27,500 (863)467-0284
PRIMROSE RV PARK, S/W, Lg
FL/RM, Rim Canal, New win-
dows/Shutters, Clean, $3500.
(561)641-1792 or see Wes
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
c.n rm 10-30' Shed 12.14'
$'20,500 i863)763-318

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RV 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM, V BoinTm 14',
SiTi,4Ierjrn* w lil'i ncw ira il
re & 18hp TohnijuJ molor
$1851:(86J1),63-.468.:I
AQUA SPORT 1977" ITrl I10
Jirrriii-i rriolcnr runri Irorng
'180 or oil joiler
863-6.:'4-0164 or 634-9629
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5500
(863)634-7735
BASS TRACKER- '06, 19ft
Spec. Ed., 90hp-Merc. Opti-
max, $14,900 or will trade.
(863)763-6854
BAYLINER CAPRI'86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. $2500
(863)824-6781-anytime
GRUMAN 14'- aluminum, V
bottom, with 20 HP Evin-
rude, w/trailer, $1200 or will
trade (561)261-0766
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to 1.1(6 10011
due to health. Call
863-946-6639/634-2401
JON Boat- 12 FT., transom,
great for hunting, green, 6 hp
Johnson, trailer excellent
cond. $400 (863)763-8797
MASTERCRAFT 1995, Ski
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307
RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
Trailer included Great gift.
$14001. or best offer.
239-233-0413
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
motor w/swing kill. 3 sails
w/spinker & pole. $1900. or
best offer.. t8i.467-,7336


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NEWSPAPER,
saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.

No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel


I automobi lls


I Auo moiAlls


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
promax13@adelphia.net
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trlr & much,
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
& Kodiak, $900. Will separ-
ate. (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582 ,
TRI-HULL, 15ft., 55 hp John-
son Motor, $1000 or best offer
863)357-0406 or
863)697-2998


Coachmen Travel Trailer '88:
Pleeps 4 AC P hpat gas range,
: l, i- ll hl 5 j01 0 in, Pio-
ni,, Hirnrv C:, i,.l 'ji, -24.4,
Fleetwood American Dream
'00; 40 FT. 2 Slides/IlK, Many
extra's! Garaged, $120,000 or
possible trade. 863-467-5207


TRAVEL SUPREME- '98, 36',
Triple ;,lide ul o ak c:abineis
j, W. 2 root AC s W/D shed
L2,.'J000 fieg 18631946-18801)


DIRT BIKE: 2004 SuzuH 85. L.
Only uii 1(i rourn $1700
iA6,i..j4-O.C.i 5
HD Leathers. merins & &ladies
1jAelc.. crap: pjrni'. vesis
1 rhlTmei ri iE & like new
$.200. 8636.,0-19641-
HONDA 2004 Arrow Sridow
750- Winarield. LOW mileage,
premium rtai,. larageD. E.-
Iris 1.4 4A110 1863:983-9585
HONDA CR85R '06. very goof
condition, run: real $2200
or : estio err 186i3599i.0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC
2,475 ml: Eir3yl, snow
room Conidoli:in i.2500 Firmi

TRAILER. Single '.ycle. liiI
with ramp g3lvjrn:elJ. 12'
l I r ,. 1, '" overall le.rigr
i.$550 i613ij5T-2il13



E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. Perfect for Christmas.
-$700 (863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
i or ,] lPw *.1200 asking
'l.b) in8h314,7. 849 -
GO0 CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HONDA "03, 4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, excellent
cond., $1800
(863)467-1717-


Automobiles



A* tm l .bile '.........4005 "
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CADILLAC DEVILLE. 1992 -
Runs great, a/c, $1,500 tirm:
Call 863-946-1859

CADILLAC EL DORADO '97,
ETC Fully loaded, wnile pearl
diamond, has new parts,
$5500 561 723-1849


CAMARO- 94- 143k miles,
18' mag wheels. 2 10" suO.
woolers CD. low prOliie lire
$2000 8631467-04616
CAMARO Z28 '80- jll origirial,
350 auto, Power windows,.
For Sale or Trade $1700
(863)634-6601
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good ci:riidilion.
$800 or oes i oiler
A863|697-3091)
DODGE NEON 2001- 4di.
sports edition, 4cyl, Ssp,
rear spoiler. 13500
863-447-2276
DODGE NEON 95, 4 door au-
I.u. ac. 4 cyl., good on gas
new iires, needs minor work
$150 neg 1863)6348506
FORD ESCORT Z;':2 99 5
Dpeed. new AC. runs good,
wrile w/gray interior. $1800
nreg. (863)805-2822
FORD MUSTANG- '88 Good
snap Runs good. $2500.:
(863)634-1746
FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
heeds work $300
ii\2159i-6240


I Pubaic Not i


1992 FORD RANGER
5-speed,
won't last ........ 2,. 988
1997 FORD ESCORT
Automatic, $t3,99
only 56k miles ..... .*3,9889
1995 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
Great $ ,
value ............. $4,98f
1997 FORD RANGER EXT CAB
5-speed, good 49
condition, low price 9g830
2002 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE RS
Very
nice car.......... $6,988
1999 ACURA INTEGRA GS
Automatic, $6 999
-leather .... ,....... $6,9
2003 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED
Auto, V8, leather, e m
3rd row seating 4. 4,9
2002 FORD F250 LARIAT SUPERCREW
4x4, auto, V8, Q 19 8
tow boat or horses I $19F99
2005 GMC SIERRA SLE CREW CAB
Auto, V8, only 25k $
mi, immaculate ...199
2003 CHEVY SUBURBAN Z71
4x4, st19,99
don't miss it! ....19198
2004 CHEVY AVALANCHE
Auto, V8, $20988
nice truck! ..... U90
2004 FORD F350 XLT SUPERCAB 4x4
Diesel, auto, only g$ m 988
27k mi, won't last .- I ,988
2006 FORD F250 KING RANCH 4x4
Supercrew, auto, 3 g
diesel, save $$$$$ 33,988






&I V71 ra .-
****ns~1 il2WfLa
5555 Soth US 1 ^^i^e Ft. Pierce


GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
lion. $1000 o f nest offer
1863)467-6778
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- 04.
Gray. Low mri. 12.800 mi.
E,.c cond ioulside. Sirrus
S$16 000 1561)924-2005
OLDS CUTLASS 98- needs
mroorr, very nice car $1000
(863 612-5457 alter 5 PM
or weeliends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
89, New lires Runs good,
125K ml. $850.
(863|697-0241
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, -87,
2 door Good on gas. All
power Exc. cond., $2500 or
esioner. 1863)763-6747
PONTIAC FIERO 88, 4 cyl.. 5
speed. Pioneer CD player
sunrooil. great or, gas. good
lires. $120018631447-0270
TOYOTA TERCEL 90. Good
uondition. a.c WOIks. aulo ,
Iront wheel drive. $750
1863)467-4537



FORD EXPLORER 97- 4x4,
paring out. all or pans $400
Call lor details
(772 834-4235
FORD F150 '79 351 motor,
CE. Holley, Ilowmasters. lols
ol new parts $2500 lirm.
(8631634.3055
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
4'.4 6 CVl Leatlher. Auto All
power. Very nice Everything
works $5501) 863)634-6235


YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
bet oiler. 19891831-5135



FORD F350- '94, Diesel, su-
percr:ew, 220 K runs needs
work, $1500 18631763-7831
or (772)370-1634


FORD EXPLORER 1992 4x4.
Front end burned. but good
for panr (ararrmission. rear,
eIc). .200 863-467.2408.
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT. $150 or
be i offer. 1 863)467-8856
PARTS, 4x4, Irans.. transler
cases & other paris. Ford,
Cnevy & Jeep $500 lor all,
will separate. 15611644-4840
RIMS & TIRES- 20', $600
(8631528-1444-
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy 8 spoie Silver gray for '01
Nis3rn Alirria SE $200 or
oesiotfer 18631902-1159
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires & Univ. rims.
P265,'75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
TIRES- (6) Wrangler,
P265/70R17. 14) ATV, new,
$425 will separate
(561)951-8767
TRUCK BED. 8 il., his '01
Dodge Raim. wrin bumper,
lights & bedliMner. $900
18631675-1862


CHEVY- '83, 1 Ion Dually, Au-
tomatic, .w/nydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY SILVERADO- 97. red,
35" ruies. 10' rims. 4" lift,5
speed., built motor, trans,
a'c. to mucn 10o lisL have re-
ciepts, runs excellent. 4 3 L.
$6500 or best offtter
(863)467-1456
CHEVY TRUCK 1994 Slage
Coach Conversion, 71K mis.,
350 cu. in, Show Room Con-
dition. Must see! For more in-
to. Call Smoky (863)634-5862
(863)467-8573
FORD F150- '90 no A/C.
S$1200 1863)763-5422 or
t863)610-0412
FORD RANGER- 95. White,
Cold A/C. 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000 or best ofler
18631357-3400


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


NEW TRAILER- 5x8, with
meshn ramp. $625
(863)357-5754
TSC 4X8 TRAILER- Dbiand new
$400 1863)467-6778
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x9, nome-
made, new condition (new
floor. paint. lights, etic). $550
or best other 1863)763-3735


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs needs work
$500. (863)675-7419
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95.
Excellent condo. ice cold a/c.
pw. p/I, new battery. 158k,
$2000.1863)697-6680

Public Notices



PubliAe Notice 5005
State Publi
Legal 0btle 5500



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SALE DATE: 12/19/06
1996 Plyouth door Wll)
Vian#i EJ46CXTN299371
SALE DATE: 12/25/06
1984 Chevrolet4 door (Biu)
SALE DATE. 12/28106
]6i "o all 1n 1, 21 fit,


Community Events


OSAC training,
group will meet..
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/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 Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Resource group
to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition's community
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
SMarone 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 wel-
come 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 registration 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
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. For
information, call (863) 763-3519.

Shared Services
panel will meet
The executive roundtable meet-
ing of Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will meet Fri-
day, 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 information call Sharon
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Chamber hosting Big
Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top Euro-
pean Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce, will be at the Ameri-
can Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13
and 14, 2007. There will be high.
wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns,
jugglers, a magic show and an aeri-
al rocket stars thrill show. Adult,
senior and children's advance tick-
ets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Cham-
ber of Commerce office at 55 S.
Parrott.Ave. For information, call
the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

S. Florida Fair
tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced
tickets are on sale now at the Okee-


chobee County Chamber of Com-
merce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The
South Florida Fair will be held Jan.
12-28, 2007, at the South Florida
Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
Advanced tickets will only be avail-
able through Jan. 11.

GaL training
being offered
The Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the
court and foster care system, and
into safe, permanent homes. The
Guardian ad Litem program will be
training volunteers from Okee-
chobee, 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 Tues-
day, 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) 467-0173.


OHS will host
puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800
U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
.show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS
auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets 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 Fla-
gler Parks #3 and 4, and will be
Okeechobee's first juried art
show. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street at (863)


357-MAIN.

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


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2007 NISSAN TITAN
$19,995


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$19,995
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2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8S
Auornailic pwr windows locks and mr.ie $5,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra
Automatic, pwr windows/Iocks ard more $6,995
1999 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ
V6. automatic, leather, roof. only 46k mi. $7,995


2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S
Automaii: crlir .irido*u lock' t more $10,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE V6
Aulonialio. learier surnroot anrd more $12,995
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ALL-NEW 2007 DODGE NITRO
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