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annual employee holiday sea-
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HOS"A dub: Hosts a party for Headstart
Okeechobee News, Lorna Jablonski
Members of Okeechobee High School's Health Occupations Students of America
(HOSA) club brought smiles to the faces of the youngsters at the Northside Headstart
program recently when they arrived at the school with party fixings for all five class-
rooms. Club members watching over one of the classes are (left to right) Stephen Ale-
man, Alycia Eddings, Katie Rucks, Jessica Duffield and (seated) Hannah Bishop.
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Alex Rodgers (left) and Robert Rodriguez (right) spent time with Destiny Rodriguez (far
right) and Jamai Corde (back to camera) during a recent Christmas party at the North-
side Headstart classrooms. Ms. Rodgers and Mrs. Rodriguez are among the Health
Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club members who volunteered to host the
By Eric Kopp
VENUS A man %with a
prior conrtction of attempted
murder \was arrested here after
a tive-hour standoff that came_
aboul as deputies from the
Highlands Count\' Sheriff's
Olfilce iHCSt) tried to ser-o,
Okeechobee Countr an est vaj-
rants onrtrh- man.
\\as [aIken intoc cJtc'du ai found r
p m on SaturdaN, Dec 1I6 He
was taken Iiom a home olt
Southern Farms Road ,on the
west side of Venus.
Carter was anesled Feb I S.
I199I. and changed \\ith attempt-
ed secondl-degree murder and
possession of cocaine On Jan.
18, 1995, he \ as sentenced to
Carter was arrested Saturday
on Okeechobee Countr[ \\ar-
rants charging him lith burgla-
r\ of a structure while armed,
Ihird-degree grand thelt, grand
theft-fifear m; and, possession of
a lilear m or ammunition by a
char ges H is
borid \'. as set a I
at $35i -1 ). Christopher
inig t a
report t b Deltectioe Sergeant
Edi\\i Dana of the Okeechobee
Court, Sheriff's Office 1OCS()).,
Carter \\as charged with the
burglar of a hunting camp in
the northwest portion ol Okee-
chobee Count\. He reportedly
look a 22"-Ioot, i995 ira\ei trailer,
a lefe a.ctionr 10 -.-cal. iifle and
a 22 magnum bolt action rifle.
Florida Department of Cor-
rectionsi (FDOC) lecurds indi-
See Standoff Page 2
to hear code
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commis-
sioners will be conducting a
special meeting on Thursday,
Dec. 21, to hear the code vio-
lation case of Mark Hunter
Pierce in which the fine tops
the $100,000 mark.
The five-member county
board will also decide if the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) can assess property
owners for utility improve-
ments and several other
issues they were unable to
handle at their marathon
meeting on Dec. 14.
The meeting will be held in
the commission chambers on
the first floor of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. Second St., and will
begin at 9 a.m.
As a last ditch effort to
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Magistrate hears code issues
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County's first
ever special magistrate hear-
ing for code violators went
smoothly and quickly as
Special magistrate Bill
Selmi heard three cases Tues-
day'afternoon and took about
eight minutes on each one.
The number of cases heard
was purposely kept low in
order for everyone to get
accustomed to the new proce-
dures. The special magistrate
hearing was more formal and
more like a courtroom trial
than the hearings previously
conducted by the five-member
county code enforcement
Code enforcement officer
Gina Gehring testified that
some progress had been made
by Joseph and Bobbi Ann Jor-
dan toward cleaning up their
S.E. 36th Avenue property. Mr.
Selmi ruled that the property
was not in compliance and if it
is not brought into compliance
by Jan. 14, the owners could
face a fine of $250 for every
day of non-compliance.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Blanca Saucedo,
Rex and Joanne Allen had
removed some debris, mowed
their Whispering Pines proper-
ty and were working with
Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing and Roumelis Planning
and Development to improve
They were given until Feb.
18 to completely bring the
property into compliance. If it
is not in compliance by that
time, they could face a fine of
$50 a day.
John and Dorothy McKin-
ney were cited by Officer
Saucedo for construction
without a permit in Pioneer
Estates. Mr. Selmi gave them
until Jan. 14 to apply for a per-
mit or be fined $100 a day.
Danette Cossaboon, Miriam
Williamson and Gustavo A.
and Amaparo Barta were
found to be in compliance and
their cases were not heard.
Larry Richards and James
Rolow were scheduled to
plead for a fine reduction.
However, the county had
already placed a lien on the
property and foreclosed on it
so that case was not heard
(Post your opinions in the Pub-
lic Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda may be reached at pgaw-
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Northside Headstart student Karina Salazar looked like she
had one too many cupcakes at the school's annual Christ-
mas party hosted by Okeechobee High School Health
Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club members.
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avoid legal; action, the commis-
sioners will hear Mr. Pierce's
case. This case goes back to
1997 when Mr. Pierce was cited
by county code enforcement
officers for operating a migrant
labor camp in a residential area.
His fine accrued to over
$100,000. The county has placed
a lien on his property and has
started foreclosure proceedings.
Mr. Pierce is scheduled to
appear before the board to see if
a solution can be worked out in
order.to avoid court action.
If a satisfactory solution is not
reached, the county will hold an
executive session to plan legal
In an unrelated' matter, the
county has been called upon to
allow OUA to impose non-ad
valorem assessments on proper-
ty owners. They have been
asked by OUA to amend the
interlocal agreement that estab-
lished OUA. The original inter-
local agreement was between
the city the county and Beach
Water Association 00 the fore-
runner of OUA.
The city had no objection to
assessments, and the amend-
ment states the county's posi-
tion. The amendment gives OUA
the authority to impose non-ad
valorem assessments to fund
water/sewer projects as long as
the county is given 60-day
This is important because
expansion of the OUA waste-
water treatment plant will be
financed in part from assess-
ments made to properties that
will be receiving the expanded
wastewaster treatment services.
In another matter left over
from last week, commissioners
will be considering the adoption
of an ordinance to identify pub-
lic parks. This ordinance is in
response to the recent ordi-
nance passed by the county that
bars sexual offenders from pub-
lic parks. The ordinance will
also require appropriate signs to
be placed at the entrance to the
The board will also try to set-
tle a Lofton Road right-of-way
dispute between A & G Cattle
Corporation and the county.
The issue of awarding a con-
tract to stripe county roads was
tabled last week and will be
taken up again at Thursday's
The board will also make
appointments to the tourist
development council and the
children's services council.
(Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda may be reached at pgaw-
tff : home around 1 p.m. Saturday,
Standoff Deputy.Walker was attacked by a
dog. The deputies shot and killed
Continued From Page 1 the canine in self defense.
cate Carter was released from Since Carter was believed to be
prison on May 1, 1999. However, armed, the injured deputy could
he apparently violated his proba- not be taken away because of a
tion and was sent back to prison lack of cover. Eventually, HCSO uti-
on Jan. 18, 2001. Records aren't lized.its armored rescue vehicle
clear as to why his probation was and Special Response Team to
violated. help get the injured deputy away
Carter was released 'from the from the home and to a local hos-
Polk Correctional Institute on Sept. pital,
1, 2002. HCSO detectives Robert Gun-
An article in the Dec. 19 High- thorp and John Barcinas contin-
lands County News Sun states that ued to speak with Carter and were
HCSO deputies Ryan Walker and eventually able to negotiate his
Mike Weed went to the home in surrender without further incident.
Venus to do a welfare check on a It's unclear if Carter is facing
woman living there. The woman's charges in Highlands County.
relationship to Carter is unclear, An HCSO spokesperson said
but she is thought to be either his Deputy Walker was treated for his
wife or ex-wife. injuries and was back on duty
As the deputies approached the Tuesday, Dec. 19.
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Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7
until 8, p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462 5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic .ducation/GED,, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Thesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Satur-
day of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be
skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed.
There is no upper age limit, and most medications and conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all donors.
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Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees
from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 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 4re
over $50. They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get
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: Mond y,
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
Business, church plan fundraiser
, 1OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
S- Christmas and other Christian youth activities. I
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Flofal
Design, 300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31.
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.
Drivers can list emergency contacts I
S IEffective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have tyro
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do riot
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask
for the name, address and phone number of two people you wantto
have contacted. /
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okoe-
I3 chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.
Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development offers a single family guaranteed rural housing pro-
gram iGRH) designed to assist low and moderate income, credit
w wvorthy families and individuals in buying existing or building new
homes in rural areas.
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'Central Elementary students wish everyone a wonderful holiday
- -First Grade News
First graders coitlinh e to work
on improving their leading abili-
" ties. They havr lceam oed several
strategies foi figum ing out unfa'a
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to look i '
the pictu. -
"Ind see if 'i
helps then m-
'A"nother way to figure out the
'Ivord is to use the "chunks" of
Setters that we are learning. Our
students also enjoy taking accel-
erated reading tests and working
on their SRA cards to improve
V, Having math centers in the
classroom teaches the students
Ohow to count coins. We play a
le.ame with dice and coins. First,
,1you roll the dice and take the
number of pennies that you
rolled. Everyone takes turns pick-
ing up the pennies. When you
have five pennies, you can trade
for a nickel, when you get two
,.nickels you can trade them for a
'dime, when you get two dimes
_,,nd a nickel you trade them for a
4,guarter and you win! Try it at
home! We love this game!
o, This month the first grade
:i.3.A.S.E. classes will be taking a
field trip to the Riverside Bank.
The ladies at the bank are very
informative and make this trip a
wonderful learning experience
for the children. The children
love to share their knowledge of
money with the ladies at the
We hope you have a wonder-
ful holiday with your family.
Remember to read, write and
count every day for practice and
Our students of the week are:
In room 9 Emma Rose Van
Camp room 10 Jorden Reyna,
Jarrett Faulkner room 11 -
Reuben Bustos, Mariah Watson,
Jan Orozco room 12 Raelyn
Bell, Audra Meara room 13 -
Lindsay Lipscomb, Adan Magana
room 14 Raven Raulerson,
Felipe Montoya room 15 Adam
Godwin, Jesfis Mojica.
First grade birthdays for
December are: In room 10 -
Haley Bryner, Jorden Reyna
room 11 Brian Bishop, Caitlin
Johnson room 13 -Jamhal Chris-
tian room 14 Jamie Loredo,
Chirstopher Rogel, Robin Bell
room 15 Yibelt Pineda.
Second graders are learning
about the many different holi-
days and traditions that are cele-
brated during the month of
December. They have learned
about Kwanzaa, Three King's
Day, Hanukkah, Sinter Klaas, Los
Posados and of course Christ-
mas. The students have enjoyed
learning about what others cele-
brate during this fun time of year.
We also chose a bilingual song to
sing at the school's Sing-A-Long.
Second grade will be singing Jin-
gle Bells in English and Spanish.
In Mr. Goff's class we are
working very hard to memorize
our multiplication facts. We
already have six students who
can pass their hot pencils multi-
plication test with a 100 accura-
cy every time they take it. In
math we have been focusing on
chapters 10 and 11 which deal
with 2 digit time 1 digit multipli-
cation and two digit times two
digit multiplication. In science
we finished learning about
force and motion. We learned
why knowing the position of
things is important. In reading
we are well into theme three.
We are reading a story called
"The Cricket in Times Square."
It is about a cricket that lives in a
drain pipe in Times Square in
New York City and the friends
he makes. We are also working
hard on meeting our Accelerat-
ed Reader goal. In writing we
are working hard on making
our narrative writings very
descriptive. We are also work-
ing on making sure the stories
are well elaborated.
Students in fourth grade con-
tinue to work their best on their
writing skills and their reading
skills. Students in all rooms
learned about heat and electric-
ity in science. Narratives were
reviewed in writing and the
grade level MEAN is improving.
Our goal is to have a MEAN
score of 4.0 by February! Keep it
up kids add details to your
main ideas. There were over 50
students who completed their
A/R goal well ahead of the dead-
line and were able to walk to
Golden Corral before the winter
break. Students also received
sno-cone rewards if they scored
a 4.0 or higher on their recent
timed writings. Happy Holidays
to all of our parents in fourth
grade. The team looks forward
to January when Math Extrava-
ganza will start!
Happy Birthday to Francisco,
Happy Holidays to all of the stu-
dents in rooms 204 and 205 the
Whether or not we approve we are
all governed by laws. Laws that con-
trol practically every aspect of ourlives.
For example: in order to have
friends, we need to be governed by
laws. You don't think so? Well, there
is a very important law that is essential
to friendship. It is the law of associa-
Two people can live next door to
each other, become the greatest of
friends. One moves far away. For
months, they correspond. Gradually
they lose contact. One day they come
to the realization that they haven't
heard from each other in years. What
happened? The old unchanging law
of association was broken.
Well, maybe you can't really call it a
law, but association is the.greater part
Thought to Remember Gooften to
the house of your friend lest weeds
grow up in the path.
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students did a great job on their
Oral Presentations. Many public
speakers are being 'born' in the
BASE classes. Students also
wrote letters to Santa and rid-
dles about gifts. Students also
learned about Dr. Joel Roberts
Poinsette. I wonder what he
did? Happy Birthday to Pedro
Zapata, Kieran Shipman,
Berenice Licean, Brittany Sain,
Claudia Flores, Francisco Bucio,
Diana Magana, and Destany
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Guaranteed rural housing loans
The US Department of Agri-
-culture Rural Development
offers a Single Family Guaran-
teed Rural Housing Program
(GRH) designed to assist low
:and moderate income, credit
worthy families and individuals
in buying existing or building
:'"ew homes in rural areas. This
is made possible by the depart-
"'mnent's Rural Development's
guarantee of loans made by
&.i To qualify, applicants must
be under the moderate-income
limit for the county in which
"they would live, have an accept-
able credit history, and ade-
.-quate and dependable income
sufficient to meet all obligations.
In Okeechobee County, the
maximum qualifying income for
a family of four is $68,500 and
$54,850 for a couple. The appli-
cant's income and loan repay-
ment ability will dictate the max-
imum loan amount. The
applicant must be the
owner/occupant of the property.
This program requires no
down payment and no monthly
mortgage insurance. There is a
one-time, up-front guarantee fee
for program purchase loans
which is currently 2.0 percent of
the loan amount. Ample guaran-
teed housing funding is avail-
able for the current fiscal year
which runs from Oct. 1, 2007 to
Sept. 30, of 2008. Loans may be
made for up to 102 percent of
the appraised value for the pur-
chase of a home and, in some
cases, may include closing
costs. There is no limit to the
seller's contributions toward
Homebuyers may make
application with participating
lenders. You may call the Okee-
chobee Rural Development
office at (863) 763-3345, ext.
503, to obtain the names of the
lenders, income limits and pro-
gram flyer. For more informa-
tion visit its website at:
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BOAT PARADE: The organizers and the p irticipants of the annu-
al boat pa, ade on Taylor Creek on Sunday night really outdid them-
selves this year. On behalf of the residents of Zachary Taylor RV
Resort, I wo it,, Iil. to extend a sincere thank you for providing us
with a most < In'. i ,i.- I i'in' that was built around watching this
annual event from our clubhouse deck. Thanks again to all who
made this lhappeni, and for all the hard work all of you put into mak-
ing it a iit ul l laylald oin water. We are looking forward to your
event agin tiyc( ary a
RAILROAD: Here we go again. Evidently some people have too
r much time oil then hands. They re al.'. ,1, looking for something to
complain about. it it's riot the city council, i's ir he truck drivers.
What's next? Oh yes, the railroad :ormri paII To the writer who was
late opening up their place of business because the train was pass-
ingu tlici:i'li, here's a suggestion: when you leave for work, call the
railroad company and let them know, you're coming. Then, they
can stop the htain and let you through. Go:id lu'.k with that! Better
yet; if you know the train crosses U.S. 441 pretty much the same
time every morning leave home sooner. Therefore you can open
the place of business 15 to 20 minutes earlier. You are happy and
your co-workers are happy. It's a no brainer!
MERRY CHRISTMAS: Thanks to ever\, one of our customers in
SBut - if P r.1 o .-- tram Hilii)ilv a; d M u.iiic. I\io eri\ Christmas to
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Letter to the Editor
Thanks to all of you for your
What an exhilarating per- dedication and hard work.
formance we experienced Fri- Broadway has nothing on Okee-
day night as we attended the chobee.
Community Choir Christmas Thanks again, for a perform-
program. ance well done.
Sandy Perry, you and your We can't wait until next year!
choir were absolutely magnifi- Harry and Sue Horrick
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 Rdmero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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 the 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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at i863i 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
hie Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information.call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pol luck supper at 6 p m with services at 7 p m at the Basingei Civic
Center. For information call Doyle McDucfie at 1863) 763- 2285
Family History Center meels from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m at the
Church ol Jesus Cnrisi of Laner Day Sainis 310 S W. Sih iSt Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome ic' altenrd
There is Census, IGI ilnlernational Genealogical Irnde:..i Social Secun.
ry Death Index and military information available For inlormalion call
Robert Massey at (8631 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets al 10 a m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863i 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9 30 a in. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p rr at
Village Square ReslauranI, 301 W. Soutr Partk St. All Kiwanis and mhe
public are welcome. For information. contact Ray Worley at 1863i 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meei from 5 unit 6:30 p m
at the United Methodist Church. 200 N.W Second SI Please loin us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (8631 763-1923.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wOvcriern
who are, or have been allecled by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held erery Thursday at 6 p ni
For information call 18631 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (86?) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202
The Sobtial Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.,
until noon Representatives will be at ihe One Stop Center. 209 S.W.
Park SI., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education;GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p m. at Sacred Heart CalichclL Church
701 S.W. Sixth St
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Ol'eecriobuie arnd
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity lo caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 NW. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road. in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
'Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal Home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
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:,
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-wide Christmas songe
celebration; Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service;
and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. NewYear's Eve service.
Toys for Tots toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged chil-
dren in Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end
Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is a drop off point. For informa-
tion, 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-j
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 parpnt(s) to wrap and place under the tree for
Christmas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certifi-
cates, checks made pay able to the mission, or cash and volun-
-ei Is \'.ili purchase the iterns needed Receipts'are available.
Pl.ese make checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail
io P 0 Bo:x 16 63. Okeechobee. Fl.: or, call (St;,3i 763-5725.
Shriners selling Christmas trees,
Th- Sh ii ers will be selling Christmas trees from the parking
Iot of theni building on U.S. 78 WV. until Dec. 2.3. They ha'e
Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from
-1 to I I leel. All trees are reduced to hall price and none are over
:10 The- w' ill deliver the tree if the customer has no \\av to get
it hc n riie.
Churt pi rms special services
-.'i ,I,.,''' ., ii:, lh,-d]. c' i-,. hdi. -'ti0 N.\V. Second St.. w ill
f .i ,'hi n'ias se' ,'':e ori Sunday, Dec. 24. One motril-
.. .. Ii,-. lcnm 9.30 unt i i a rn and candle light sei\-
rj i.mi For irf,'rir.;ati:,r, call the. church olhce at
..,- 4l '- I
Avon Park hosting special camp
Lake D-nlton Camp in o'i PI i .: is hoslingr a Ctsrn stmas break
,a-amp Dec 26i .nl 1 i g iales si. ihiouric I- 12 The costI is $70 and
includes rneals. lodgLing arid lnn For inilormiaion and In rms, call
b.h i 4)'3. :b27, o,, e-mal phil,,-'lakederiorncamp org.
Couples, singles invited'to event
Danny T ,iicLi will be hosting a special event based on his
new bpok "'A WVrnman's Diary." The book is about experiences,
relationships and problems that women deal with in their life-
time With men. Maiiuied 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 refreshments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be hold-
ing 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.mr. 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.
Scrapbooking crop party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2007,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbockers are welcome. There will be a
demonstration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrap-
booking and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be avail-
ablle to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and sup-
plies, Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.
For information call Carolyn at (863)' 634-1885, or Joan at (863)
BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78
W. will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including
sausage and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan.
6, 2007, for a donation of $4. For information, call Pat at (863)
OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee'Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007,
from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is
open to the public. For information call Ken Kenworthy 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 Marone at (863)
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game on Tuesday, Nov. 14. He almost repeated the feat
again in the following game with a 299. He had an 826
series with games of 300, 299 and 227. Mullins bowls in
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8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Spotlight on Okeechobee
Old Men Riders
say thank you
On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Old
Men Riders sponsored a ride
around the lake as a fundraiser
for Big Lake Missions Outreach.
The following individuals and
businesses helped with the
fundraiser: Seacoast National
Bank, Riverside Bank, Seniors R
Able, Mom's Kitchen, Wolfgang
Jewelry, Badcock's Furniture,
American Well Drilling Service,
RJ Gators, North Park Tire Cen-
ter, Gretchen Robertson, Phil
Berger Coldwell Banker, Buxton
Funeral Home, Joey's Pizza,
Haynes Williams, Bass Funeral
Home, Beef O'Grady's, Los
Cocos Mexican Restaurant,
Clock Restaurant, Church of
God, Bruce Homer Insurance,
Okeechobee Land Co, LLC,
Fresh Kitchen and Flooring,
Florida Floor and More, Jim and
Linda Morgeson, Bill and Mary
McMillan, Gene Roddenberry,
Larry Tackett, Gary Smith, Allen
Haynes, Bill, Mason, Smitty, Billy,
J & S Auto, Celeste Watford, Joe
Yates, Stephanie Whirls, Jerry
Kelly, Patty White, Courtland L.
Conner, Tammie D. Lee, Russell
A. Het, Eveline Langoria, Kim-
berly H. Carroll, Andrew J. Elnic-
ki, Andrew Taylor, Margo Taylor,
Tony Siais, Gayla Tarbell, Dee
Cungham, John Wayne Burnett,
Ed Spangler, Jim Haddix, Ford B.
Cook, Tom Yankamorcik, Sheryl
Yankamorcik, Dale Burk, Louis
Raymond, Bill Shawfield, Chris
Bailey, Amy Jones, Mike
Edwards, R.J. and Judy Sheeler,
Mark Leonard, Paul and Betty
Robinson, Larry and Edna
Maker, John Boak, David
Brunilt, Tom Roby, Darcel Roby,
Grady Burnette, Terry Cauper,
Rick Jordan, and Barry King.
The annual Kiwanis Radio
Auction took place Saturday,
Dec. 9. The Kiwanis Club is very
thankful for the continued gen-
erous donations from the busi-
ness community. Without such
kindness each year, this
fundraiser would not be possi-
ble. Many thanks to Sun Trust
Bank for the use of their ,great
facility, and to The PennySaver
for their help publishing all of
the auction blocks, and of
course to Joey's Pizza for the
delicious .pizza that kept the
Kiwanis' members going
throughout the day. Another key
to the success of the auction is
the hard work of WOKC's Billy
Dean. Billy's charismatic per-
sonality is not to be underesti-
mated: The Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee would also like to
thank all of the individuals who
called in to bid on items. Also, a
special thank you to the Okee-
chobee High School Key Club
for answering all of the bid-calls!
You all did a great job on the
phones. With everyone's help
$2,745 was raised in a matter of
four hours! This money will
directly fund service projects the
Kiwanis Club participate in,
including their annual Okee-
chobee High School $1000
scholarship that is renewable
for four years. Other projects
that will benefit are the Terrific
Kids program for elementary
school students and Santa in the
The Kiwanis Club is grateful
for the continued support of the
following businesses and we
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Okeechobee High School Key Club for answering all of the bid-calls! You all did a great job
on the phone.
look forward to another suc-
cessful auction next year. Big
Lake Roofing, Superior Water
Works, Platt Chiropractic, Okee-
chobee Motor Company, Execu-
tive Hair Design, Cap Stone
Industries,,.Lehman, Auto Body,
Feed, KOA',pyble's Flowers and
Gifts, Cato Plus, Village Square
Restaurant, BeefO' Brady's, The
Gun .Shop, Gilbert Chevrolet
Company, Gilbert Snapper &
Golf Carts, Gilbert Oil Company,
Country Feed, Izzy's Tire Ser-
vice, Elliot's Pawn Shop, Mims
Veterinary Hospital, Mike's
Computer Repair, Great Ameri-
can RV, Ali's Arcade, Badcock
Furniture, Quail Creek, Skip's
Bar-B-Que, Morgan's Furniture,
Joey's Pizza, Brad Phares, River-,
side Bank, Surfin' the Net,
Stafford's Hair Styling, Farm
Bureau, Soaps & Scents, Larson
Dairies, and Burgess Supply
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition would like to
thank the Golden Corral Restau-
rant and its manager for donat-
ing gift cards for their breakfast
buffet to the Coalition's Adviso-
ry Board Members. OSAC's
Advisory Board Members
donate their time to help the
Coalition run smoothly and to
work towards its vision of "elim-
inating substance abuse in
Okeechobee County!" Thank
you Golden Corral for your sup-
,Many thanks to
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition and its county
coordinator, Val Marone, would
like to thank all of the OSAC
members and the Okeechobee
community for the support that
has been given during this past
year. With all of your help we
will have met our vision of
"eliminating substance abuse in
A special thanks to all of our
committee members, Seacoast
Bank, Okeechobee Sheriff's
Office Paul May, Okeechobee
County Commissioners, Okee-
chobee City Council, Mayor
Kirk, WOKC, First Baptist
Church, His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, First
United Methodist Church, Alpha
Ministries, Mary Johns, and our
Advisory Board: Jim Vensel,
president; George Roberson,
vice president; Mandy Rhoden,
secretary and John Glenn,
Sharon Vinson, Lydia Jean
Williams, Juan Rodriguez and
Lt. John Rhoden. Have a safe
and happy holiday!
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Tim Underhill of Fort Myers was the proud winner of the
rnew 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was given
away at the annual Tuckahoe Motor Cycle Club party in
Okeechobee. A portion of the monies received from the
ticket sales for the motorcycle was donated to Martha's
ISee movie and help 4-H
The national 4-H leader-ship tre shof ,ing \ou .arnt to attend;
i hlas der eloped ar exciting although the hrlde. of a certifi-
Slnilr.aisiri copportunurit for 4-H in cate is gujariied adllr, -isior, t'. a
conjunction v.illi the li ue- -i,-, show ing o1f "Chari, .i.:'s \\ el:,",
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Kiwanis Santa in Park #4: Dec
20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6 until 8 p.m
,Church holds special
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will hold the follow-
Iing special services for the holi-
days. Their schedule is: -Wedne'-
day, Dec. 20, at 6' p.m. *
church-wide Chiitrais sore cele
bration; Sunday, Dec 2-. at 5 p.n i.
Christmas Eve service, arii( Si.-unJv
Dec. 31, at5 p.m.- fie, 'e,:,,'s E\e
Santa on the fire truck: Dec. 20
in the N.W. and N.E. sectiir-n :'f ihle
city; Dec. 21 in the S.F. section ,oI
the city; Dec. 22 in the S.W section
of the city.
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., wil
hold a special Christmas service on
Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning
service will be from 9:30 until 11
a.m., and candlelight services at 5
and 7 p.m. For information, call the
church office at (863) 763-4021.
Toys for Tots
toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy
drive for underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County is currently
See Events Page 10
TAMPA "Nowhere but the
Fair", the Florida State Fair, where
people can see, taste and do so
much! The 103rd annual Florida
State Fair returns to Tampa on Feb.
8-19, 2007, and celebrates the
extraordinary sights and sounds of
the Fair. It is the only place where
families and friends can gather to
enjoy such a distinctive mix of free
entertainment, scrumptious foods,
thrilling rides, rockin' concerts and
plenty of shopping deals.
When the 2007 Florida State Fair-.
opens this February in Tampa,
there will be classic Fair favorites
returning such as the Gatlinburg
Craftmen's Fair, Sea Lion Splash
Show, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack
Show and family-friendly perform-
ances by Dennis Lee, Vocal Trash,
T-Texas Terry and Doggies of the
Wild West, just to name a few.
There's plenty of new and
diverse activities to entertain audi-
ences including a new circus, big-
ger and better rides, more enter-,
tainment and roller derby as a new
addition. Back by popular demand
this year is an all-new circus troupe
of performers known as Circus
:Hollywood one of the most
respected names.in circus enter-
tainment. Circus Hollywood, pre-
sented by Brandon Ford, joins the-
2007 Fair line-up showcasing tradi-
tional European flair \ith modern
day theatrics and death-defying per-
Along ih the daily shows, Cir-
cus Holli\ood will also bi;ng with
tlenr,, beiy of other entertainrmeri
including Cicus Menagerie & Giraf-
'fic Park and the Hollywood Racing
Pigs. Circus Menagerie & Giraffic
Park %, ill be a separate attraction
and,is the i..,nl [ira'.clinig salanr in
North Amnei ica featuring over 50
rare and exotic specimens from all
over .the world. And don't forget
about the adorable Hollvwood Rac-
ing Pigs that are sure to entertain
audiences each da\ of the fair.
For music lovers, there will be
plenty of.great concerts to enjoy
indoors at the Entertaihment Hall'
presented b\ Serninole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Featured acts
include Reel Big Fish (Feb. 8),
"1964 The Tribute"-The #1 Bea-
tles Sho,\ in the \World (Feb. 11),
Bennie Anderson & The Drifters
(Feb.13), Cornell Gunter's Coasters
.(Feb. 14), Country Gold Tour 2007
(Feb. 15), Mickey Gilley (Feb. 16),
Davy Jones of the. Monkees (Feb.
17), and Ronnie Milsap (Feb. 18):
These concert tickets are $5
each except for the Country Gold
Tour priced at $10 for each ticket.
These,concert tickets are ncw\ or,
sale and may be purchased in per-
son attheFair Box office at all Tick-
etmaster outlets, online at
www.ticketmaster.com, or by call-
irn (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-
2100 Their will be a Ticketmaster
fee added to the price ot each ticket,
except ,w hen purchased in person
at the Fair Box Office. Please hote
that admission to the Fair is not
included in the price of concert tick-
ets; Fair admission should be pur-
chased separately in advance or at
the gate during the Fair. There are
no refunds, exchanges or
rainchecks av ailable.
In addition, Steaie Nicks will be
performing in the Ford Amphithe-
atre on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices
are $65, $50 and $35 for reserved
seating only. Tickets are already on
SCabinets as low s .
Tile as low as 50o pr sq. ft .
)Carpet and vinyl rentrtAnts $5
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Ticketmaster outlets, online at
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And if that wasn't enough to
keep the crowd moving all day and
all night long, there will be plenty of
free musical, entertainment fea-
tured daily during the Fair in the
TUMS@ Family Theater, Cabo
Wabo Cantina, BACARDI@ Caf6,
Jack Daniels@ Landing, Here's to
Beer Lounge, Bud Light@ Party
Dome and Budweiser@ Classic
The Southern Chevy Dealers
Expo Hall will be a shopping heav-
en for bargain hunters showcasing
over 88,000 sq. ft. of merchandise
and services from leather chairs
and ranch trips, to the entire 2007
line of Chevrolets on display.
This year, fairgoers can try new
foods such as the Hot Beef Sundaes
or Fried Pepsi-Cola@, the latest fried
phenomenon to add its delectable
odor to the sweet scents wafting up
from the midway to tempt visitors.
More than 200 foods will be tempt-
ing attendees everything from
sausage sandwiches, to crisp can-
died apples, to roasted turkey legs
and Coopie desserts.
Thrills abound throughout the
12 da.\s ofl the Fair, including a big-
ger, %\ ilder n iid%' ay spanning three-
quarters of a mile long. Plenty of
favorite rides retui n, plus a le\\ new
ones -,ining the bunch including a
larger "Z\ kltn' roller coaster, a
new 4x4 truck kiddie ride, a new
"Monkey Maze" fun house, two
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The Staff Of The Okeechobee News Wishes
Everyone The Happiest Of Holidays!
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 20,2006
singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen
will appear in concert at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at
7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical
Journey through Florida," will be a
treat for the entire family. Jeanie
Fitchen has enchanted concert and
festival audiences from Alaska to
the Caribbean, bringing to them
her extraordinary musical talent
intertwined with original stories. "A
Musical Journey through Florida"
will take you back in time to the
early days of explorers, pirates and
Seminole Indians and will include
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under way and will end Wednes-
day, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce, 55
S. Parrott Ave., is a drop off point.
For information, call the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the under-
privileged 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 din-
ners. Businesses or families can
adopt a family by calling the mis-
sion. The gifts are given to the par-
ent(s) to wrap and place under the
tree for Christmas morning. The
outreach will accept store gift cer-
tificates, 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 Mis-
sions Outreach and mail to P 0.
such vestiges of the past as folk
remedies, cracker foods and cus-
toms, legendary figures and histori-
cal events. In her concerts Jeanie
Fitchen incorporates voice, guitar,
autoharp and limberjack to rein-
force concepts in Florida history,
culture and environment. She has
a unique ability to spin yarns and
tug at the listener's heartstrings as
she combines traditional as well as
contemporary elements in her pro-
grams. This program is especially
suitable for the whole family. It is
funded by a Partnership Grant from
the Florida Humanities Council
and is free and open to the public.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 20, 2006
USTA to build tennis courts at Children's Ranch
Florida's 57th annual meeting,
held Nov. 30 -Dec. 3 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Resort, was a
huge success! Volunteers from
around the state were able to
reflect upon the positive impact
tennis brings to Florida commu-
Announced in October 2006,
the USTA Florida Section Founda-
tion's board of directors declared
a $50,000 commitment to build
two multi-purpose tennis courts
at the Real Life Children's Ranch
in Okeechobee, a residential
group home caring for boys and
girls (ages 6-18) who are physi-
cally, sexually, or emotionally
abused; homeless, neglected or
During this year's annual
meeting, attendees raised a total
of $19,043.75 for this project!
Through participation in a Casino
Night event directed by USTA
Florida's Director of Community
Development Linda Curtis, and
throughout the weekend, USTA
Florida is almost half-way there!
"This weekend provided a
wonderful opportunity for people
to share the amazing effects ten-
nis has on their communities,"
Curtis said. "And now we are
going to bring tennis to the chil-
dren at the Real Life Children's
Ranch so that their lives can also
be enriched by our wonderful
game. I am absolutely delighted
at the end result from this week-
end. We are off to a great start!" ;
USTA Florida's immediate
past president Don Cleveland had
the chance to visit the ranch. This
project is very dear to him.
"I am thrilled that our USTA
Florida tennis family shares the
Foundation's enthusiasm regard-
ing the Children's Ranch project,"
he said, "This was evident by the
tremendous response from our
team during the fundraising
events at the annual meeting.
"Having the opportunity to
meet Scott Fraser, the Ranch
director, and see and hear what
benefits we are able to provide
for these children by building the
courts is both exciting and chal-
lenging," Cleveland said. "I urge
the Florida tennis cornrnunitn to
please continue to support the
Foundation',s elfoits so this pro-
jected can become a reality or.
Real Lile Children's Ranch
i RLCR) is committed t[( pro\ hiding
long-term residential care and
treatment to the abused, neglect-
ed, and abandoned children of I
South Florida without regard to
race, creed or religion. They
endeavor to work with the entire
family unit \\ rheneer possible as
they belie\ e that the family is the
heart of society, Real Life Chil-
dren's :Ranch provides children
(vith a complete functional family
Established in 1949, USTA
Florida is a section of the United'
States Tennis Association, It is a
not-for-pro it volunteerr organiza-
tion 'lih more than 4-7.00
members, and almost 1,00
organizational members and a
$3.3 million budget \s the ofni-
cial go eining body of tennis in
Florida, USTA Florida .,peiates
from an executive olfice in Dai-
Library will present
'Voice of the Everglades'
The Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., is
pleased to host the premier per-
formance of Betty Jean Stein-
shouer's portrayal of Marjory
Stoneman Douglas on Sunday,
Jan. 7, 2007, at 3 p.m. In this pro-
gram, Ms. Steinshouer will
appear in character as Ms. Dou-
glas as she served in the early
1970s as the President of the
Friends of the Everglades. Marjo-
ry Stoneman Douglas was one of
the leading voices speaking out
for the preservation of the Kissim-
Basin which is the water supply
of South Florida. Douglas was the
author of a Florida classic entitled
"The Everglades: River of Grass."
Betty Jean Steinshouer spent
six years studying Marjory Stone-
man Douglas as part of her
research on women authors in
Florida. The Florida Humanities
Council requested that she
expand her research into a "Road
Scholar" program since so many
audiences have enjoyed her por-
trayals of other authors such as
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and
Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Okee-
chobee County Library was hon-
ored to be chosen as the venue
for the premier performance.
This program is brought to
you by the Florida Humanities
Council Road Scholars Program
and the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. It is free
and open to the public.
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The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., is
pleased to host the premier performance of Betty Jean Stein-
shouer's portrayal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas on Sunday,
Jan. 7, 2007, at 3 p.m.
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Bikers do good deed
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Big Lake Missions Outreach with a check representing the proceeds of a fund raising ride
around the lake conducted by his organization.
Kiwanis learn about Medicare
Dr. Grossman of Advantage Care (center) informed the Kiwanis Club membership about
Medicare Part D at Thursday's meeting. The Kiwanis Club is a service club and new mem-
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10 MILES N. OF Hw,70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 15,
through Thursday, Dec. 21, are as
Theatre I -"Nativity Story "
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. "Nativity Story" shows
Dec. 15 through Dec. 19 only.
Theatre I -"Rocky Balboa"
Showtimes: Wednesday, Dec. 20,
and Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Unaccompanied
Minors"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at. 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p:m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed oh weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #3 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811, or Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIVAIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out assessment of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. For information
call (772) 595-1385.
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, .cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must have a revaccina-
tion 12 months after the initial
vaccination. Thereafter, revacci-
nation requirements would con-
form to the vaccine manufactur-
er's direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with a
health' certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
FEMALE DOG, short, red, with
,:oi.ir, found in R-Bar Es-
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@ (863)674-4630 If you had
NEUTERED MINI POODLE, &
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W/collar, purebred dogs, call
to identify (863)357-3225
BEAGLE, Male, Found in vic.
of Hwy. 70 W & Platts Bluff
Rd. Call to ID.
BOXER/LAB MIX- female,
black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
FOUR WHEELERS(2): Honda
Ranchers, 4x4, 350's. 1 red w/
elec shift. 1 orange w/ foot shift.
$500 reward! 239-250-2205
KERR DOG- female,
brown/white, vic of Country
Hills, wearing collar & tags
LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
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
BABY HAMSTERS: Free Too
good home. (863)801-3942
COCKATIEL w/i.vcge, free to
good home. Moving and
can't take it with me. Please
call me @ 239-564-8232.
KERR BULL MASTIFF MIXED
PUPS- 7 wks old, Beautiful
& friendly. Free to good
ORGAN- Gulbransen, needs
tuning, inclds 2 manuals, full
pedals, FREE, you must haul
DANCE PARTNER- Looking for
60+, Male, Ballroom/Coun-
try Dancer, Call for more in-
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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No .classes. FREE evaluation.
LETTERS FROM SANTA, Pro-
vide your child a letter from
Santa...Sent straight from the
North Pole. (863)697-6680.
The Davie Area Land Trust is
dedicated to preserving un-
developed land in western
Broward County, Florida. For
information and donations,
visit us online at www.davie-
What Destroys Relationships?
Answer pg 446 Buy and
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Hubbard Send $8.00 to:
Hubbard Dianetics Founda-
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Job Training 227
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Hillcrest Rd. #147-H, Mo-
bile, AL 36695.
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Attn: Drivers/O/ops: The Best
Careers Start With BLUE &
YOU: $1500 SIGN-ON BO-
NUS + DOUBLE orientation
pay EQUALS $2000 IN
YOUR POCKET, Excellent
Benefits & Guaranteed Home
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.
CLASS-A COL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
Needed for Home
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient ,
preferred but will train.
please fax resumes to:
863-763-5191 or call
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Monday, December 25"
Sin observance of the Christmas holiday.
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edition will deadline as follows:
.. display 500 p m. Thursday, December 21'
'. Incolunn 1.:00 p.m. Friday, December 22"'
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus $0 Lease NEW
Trucks COL-A + 3 mos OTR
Love the earth Recycle
your sued Items by sell-
Ing them In the clasel-
helps you understand the
world around you.
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
needs qualified drivers for.
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
Need 2 years experience.
Exciting opportunity to work
with international company
in your hometown. Compen-
sated volunteers needed to
work with international youth
in your community. Travel
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWMR Fax 863-763-1003 or
Class A CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course!/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Fu.rther Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357--2442
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N,W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center.
is seeking a Maintenance Worker with experience
and a Business/HR Manager with degree.
Fax Resume To:
ttn: Mr, Ferrara
Drug Free Workplace / EEO
Mature & Experienced
Night 863-763-5321 or
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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean wn a breeze
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Seminole Tribe of FL Water Resources Dept. has
openings at ourBrighton Reservation:
Water Control Structure Operator: Work w/ local
agricultural operators to determine structure set-
tings. Set boards in risers, assist w/maintenance
of water control system & rights of ways. Cleaning
& clearing as needed. Mechanical abilities pre-
ferred. HS diploma/GED.
Equipment Operator: Maintain irrigation & drain-
age systems. Able lo operate excavalor. 'diesel
machines & pump drives & perform maintenance
on same. HS diploma/GED. Valid FL drivers li-
Clerk: Answer phones, typing, general olfice
work. Good computer skills. HS diploma/GED re-
Apply by email galtman',semtribe.com; fax
954-967-3477 or mall: HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hlwd., FL 33024]. www.semirioletnribe.com
Full Time/Part Tim
Apply In Pe
($15.00 HR. TO START)
For Busy Restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
National online medical cor-
poration seeks licensed phy-
sicians to work from home
doing phone consultations.
Contact United MD Group,
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.38/mi. 1 year experience.
More experience makes
morel Home weekends! Run
our Florida Region! Heart-
. land Express (800)441-4953
Heavy Highway Construction
Company seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving Foreman.
Apply in person to:
Better Roads Inc.
2830 Old State Road #8
Lake Placid, FL 33852
No phone calls please. We are
a drug free work place.
Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
SECRETARY / RECEPTIONIST:
with word processing,
spreadsheet & general office
procedure skills. FT position
to begin in Jan 2007. Call
863-467-0161 to schedule
Welder with strong mech skills
for land development co.
Heavy Equip experience pre-
ferred, must have own tools.
W/own tools for land develop-
ment co. Heavy equip. exp.
(561)793-0322 ext 106
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
ings All Shifts
e RN's & LPN's
Ith Care Facility
Single Copy Delivery
Tne FI Pierce TnOurne
il no l, r orreciri : '
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is-required.
Must be able to work
r ,nihS a we wii Ir,'iTi
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
Roshwanda Walters at the
Ft. Pierce Tribune at 600
Edwards Rd. or call
TOLL COLLECTORS &
ENTRY LEVEL SUPERVISORS
Positions available on
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
in Okeechobee Co. Bilingual a
plus. $17.50- $25. hour
P/T your own schedule,
Must have 60+ college credit
hours. Apply online at
www.atoztutoring.com or call
1-866-505-2869 ext 127
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
BE YOUR OWN BOSS
70K. Serious Inquires Only!
Bread distributorship for
sale with Flowers Bakery
of Okeechobee. EOE
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
itsounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Services Offered 425
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
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that's updated regularly:
Provided in a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
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6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Greal tor moving equipFment
onritainers& large sneos
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins .'Stamps 570
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys t. Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- Bard, Self con-
tained, 5 ton, Wall mount
$750. or best offer.
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
ANTIQUE TOYS- Over.100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like newly $250 for both, will
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
sugar magnolia salvage boutique
cottage style fi iiture, vintage,
bond street clewiston fl
located behind pzazz
BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
WEDDING, DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150
COLLECTIBLES: Many wolf
Items (figurines, comforters
and more). $200 for all. Will
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
Items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
HOLIDAY BABIES (3)
'96,'97,'98, still in box. $175
for all or will sell separate
COMPUTER- 1 GH: Prn:te,,-
sor, 448MB )i ram, 89'GB H-1,
CD burner, 17- mon. W-ri.u'I')).
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
g3mes, F3st $149
CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
WN,:nil' For ', in or Queen.
1.1 .' F. ,3)674-1 .5 1
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
SwiJpr COmp .solid w,:olf
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Chase Lounge i-EIrgni iorii'
cr,.jri vrliour hlle mdli n31
.50 or uf -il offer
CHINA CABINET- For Buffet,
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
and shelf with light, $35
COACH, MICROFIBER: Sec-
tional. Tan. Like new condi-
tion! $500. (863)634-5943.
COMFORTERS (2): -'rig :i.
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
COMPUTER DESK, 32 long x
42' tall. Has'top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30"
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or best offer. (863)467-1532
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbi & 6 chairs,
Brand new dbl. bed/mattress.
$1000 for all! (863)447-0921
LIVING ROOM SET- $300
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS-
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old ,$200 (772)812-3300
FOR LESS !
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 PC Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
$700. asking $300-
-186. i675-37'"i ,
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
RANGE, 24" electric, good
RANGE- 30", GE, Electric,
White, Almost new $100.
RANGE, GE: Eleir.i: Liie
new. Only used tvi: 1.2u01
STOVE, Frigidiare. Smo.lh
Top, El,.lri: CGre)Il nrili
tion. Moving. $150.
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
WASHER & DRYER- White,
1, 3i 0u vi II separate
TANNING BED- 2 y vi rl. ,e--
cellent condition, $1000 or
best offer (863)467-1152
ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
DYNO AIR BIKE- w/green pegs
to grind with 3nd ,rlaling
handle bar. Good cond. $50
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked fopr it?
Manufacturer direct, 26
years. Withstand high wind
and heavy snow. Limited
quantities. For SPECIALS,
call Pioneer. (800)668-5422
or visit www.pioneer-
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
CHAIN LINK GATE- 4 ft. with
good latch and all hardware
DOORS- Sliding Glass, White,
Like New, $50 or best offer
GARAGE DOORS- White,
Brand new, 10 x 12, $600
WMlAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778 Toll Free
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliott's Pawn Shop
AREA RUGS- (2) $125 will sell
HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital
.i ore, (2) pro velvet Qrips
i e new, '150
GOLF. CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvjs w/windows,
lights, norrn Like new cond.!
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, Tieijl w)oddS,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123
IRONS, Men's, 1 Set. Stiff
3jitinii, Shafts, $100
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- set,
right handed, McGregor bat-
tle sticks incid woods, bag
COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
ger, holster $ cartridges,
$125 or best offer
GUN CABINET- Made of wood
.& glass. Hold 8 rifles with
storage drawer. $95. Okee.
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
'WiCal Le opoltsc pe$1350
Smilh & Wesson
Modei 22A-i 1.30jl
Moae, ,:,,'5 iPD 5* '
SHOT GUN: Mossberg Mari-
ner, 12 gage, all weather
model, extra's. $475.
AB LOUNGE. As seen .n TV
alreaOy j *'eiltled w videOu
P). $199. never use-d Askirn
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer. (863)467-6088
417 W.S. Park
TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
LADIES RING, European cut,
1/3ctw, white gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy, cu-,
ban link. $500 neg.
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
in box. $10. (863)763-1997
BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$50. (863)357-2891 Leave
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
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for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
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Computers *Criminal Jus-
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tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LC. Established 1977.
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500. 863-843-0913 Lv msg
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
TMX ELMO! New 10 th Anni-
versary Edition, in box.
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
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
lAntiques 0 1 5101
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
BASS GUITAR, Fender Jazz,
Marcus Miller Signature
model, Like new, $575.
DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
piece, with symbols & stool.
Like new. Retails $355, asking
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females,
6 wks, wormed & 1st shots,
APR reg: incl. pedigree certify:
$250 ea. (863)634-7723
BEAUTIFUL, Loving pets, toy
size, purebred Toy Fox Terrier
& Japanese Chins. $350 each.
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe. With white
paws. Male. 3 mo. $500.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- 1
male & 1 female. 8 weeks.
$300. ea. (863)634-9645
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
FISH TANKS- 150 gal, 50 gal.,
29 gal. 2 10 al., all for
1,160 or will l ei l separate
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will nr,lil ii
Cnrisimai. S.)200 e i,:h
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, DR TABLE w/5
chairs, sturdy, all for $500
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8
weeks. CKC Reg. Shots &
health papers. $400 each.
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother .; raI:lr-d..
Available wk after Christmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.
SCHNAUZER *,ilv.r, 22 m.s,
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shots $295 (561)271-1032
QUILTING MACHINE- StreclO
LI)ng Arm, FriTrme & Tracv.
Everylrring inc lulled '.50
POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sories. $450 or best offer.
CAR STEREO SYSTEM;
S(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020
WEB TV- (2) New, in box,
Magnavox Plus, Sony, (1)
Magnavox Classic, $75 will
sell separate (863)763-2773
BENCH DRILL PRESS, Crafts-
man, 1/2" chuck. $100
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2) Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/ hand pumps $399
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craftsman, cut's angle, new
blade and stand $60
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASH-
ER, 1200 psi, $100
GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
ton, 550/8550, 10 hp, new,
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still in box. $950.
MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
PRESSURE WASHER: 2700
PSI, Sears. $350.
COLOR GAME BOY- with
adapters, lights w/magnifier,
6 games $100
SYSTEMS, (2), with 45
games, $100 or best offer.
EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, 1 ba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428.
11th St., New 2 Bdrm., 1/2 Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722
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SHOT GUN, Automatic or dou-
ble barrel, 16 or 20 gauge.
Please call (561)261-0766
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200, or will sell separate.
186 3)63 1370-
APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 vetrS old. Shots up to date.
Fir irlermedi3te rider $900
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare 16 hjndsi Very
SweHl Ridl goo,:'l ir.nc il 11
tf3 1.2500 168.,in5-6642
FILLY- 6 mo old Registered
Oujn'er Hor rseFuirunrg Ore,
Griv Very oanile $.$600
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RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2),
for parts, good engines,
$200 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER- Murray,
14hp, 2cyl, 42" deck, many
new parts, w/new utility cart,
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Beautiful 2BR Close to town,.
Remodeled, Like new! Only
$825 mo. includes water bill.
N. of OKEE 2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. + sec. Furnishedincludes
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER & Ot-
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
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Home for rent,
3/2/1, $1,300 a
month. First, last &
security with pet
(Over 55 community)
Pool, hot tub, shuf-
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classlfleds
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1/2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. +1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info.
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954
LAKE ACCESS, Taylor Creek,
3B8R,28A, 2100 sq. ft.,
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/garage 'n rii:e neighbor.
hood. No pel:. 19 ,',iTi ''r
lease. F/L/S. 863-610-1000
OKEE: 3 BR. 2 BA Waile rirn
S:,jr gari.ao,] 1.1200 TOi +
I IT lc P'ii: ':i l, ren i io
own '!.1 49,900 OwAerii A:ent
Call Criari:, 867 -634-1)584
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2b.) CB6S
H.Tii (, l 7n wi 1.50
i'' + t;,I i i i ,l +, el :
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garjge trea i )i ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, CBS
on water w/lake access.
$1200/mo + util. with
$1800 sec. dep.
2br, 1ba house in City,
$800/mo + util. with
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rimr Canial,2BRP.,'A Fuir-
tni .f -i l w1r i. 1i ix 10 p i+i
1 MI, la 1 iei n l
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-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
OKEECHOBEE, To share 3BR
house, utilities & cable incl.
$600/mo. 1st months rent &
sec. req'd. (863)673-6559
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OAK LAKE, 1br, 1ba. Apt. on a
corner .87 500. or best of-
fer. W'ill sell fast
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items In
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, CBS
home on 2 acres, in Spot in
the Sun. $175,000
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th
Ave., 4BR 2BA 1Car garage,
ready now, $1200/mo.
$0 down. (863)484-0809
Okeechobee Est., 3BR ?BA
Brin:p & CBS neiw rorI :1orr'
11:l pool, lip S.Illr m iralivaled
Muii cifo l l !F.;1763-2461
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
VliJil tCoR Miluljr, Mobile &
taill HomenI 0",. DOWN
"Anrior ruu w' iour Own
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TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200sq ft Lakeacce??
flew sea wall & c:l
OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area, (3) V1 acre lots,
appraised at $55k each, now
$50k each. (863)357-8229
PRICED TO SELL. Reduced 40
Acres @ $5500/ac. Building
SLots jAil SSie;) iO Large
Acreage Owner Financing
(800)294-2313 Ext.1385 A
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Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
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NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
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trees, waterfall & large public
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NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTI-
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Views. 3.2 Acre Mountain
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NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
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WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
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acres- $89,900; 110 aji:res -
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Abundant wild-
life. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call
Utah Ranches, LLC.
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES,
For rent or'sale. 3br, 2ba
$800. mo. (863)634-3262.
STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
cities). + $300 sec. dep.
An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish-Camp,
441 SE .'.i good:ndr, id
$1 5,:00lneg. 863);)6.-4149
Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models In stock
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central.
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
Doublewide, '85, 3BR/2BA,
Good condition, includes
setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land.
Doublewide used homes
:FitrCn, (Io II vjila ble i vou
iw r Vour 1 wilh low
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HOMES OF MERIT
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Call Mike at 772-663-1700
II you live in an old Mobile
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home wilh nio Imoney down.
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal: car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, '$15000
n e g
PRIMROSE RV PARK, S/N, Lg
FL/RM, Rim Canal, New win-
dows/Shutters, Clean, $3500.
(561)641-1792 or see Wes
3Dtr, 2bj, Ike ac,:esi, quiet
area, $700/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders,
Drive a little, save a lot.
Many Models in stock.
Jet SkIls 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035
ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/lIke new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
BASS TRACKER- '06, 19ft
Spec. Ed., 90hp Merc. Opti-
max, $14,900 or will trade.
BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. '$2500
JON Boat- 12 FT., transom,
great for hunting, green,'6'hp
Johnson, trailer excellent
'Cond. $400 (863)763-8797
MASTERCRAFT 1995, Ski
Boat w.'iraller. Greal snape'
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
RANGER- 14, 50rip Jonnson
Trailer inclriuded Greal gill.
$1400 or bestl tiier
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 np
Evirrude VP SS Prop. Com-
pleite rebuild w/iess Inari 75
rrs 3J6 v mulr guide. 3 bdran
cnarger tournament rigged
Ranger trailer w.'new wheels &
lires Cnivef Always garajgoe
E.Celenri i.ondiln iO10,000
promel 1 @adelprinel
Ranger 520VX, '01.225rhp
Evin 10i 1Ir rust iroiing
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
ir der Charger sys., bimini
:op, Obi a.ie trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell,' .18.900 NADA value
$24.000 Call i863)634-6134
SAILBOAT- 22.8. Sails & 9.9
-,olor wswing kill 3 sails
w/sipmiker & pole. $900 or
)esl ofer (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
& Kcdi,k. $900. Will separ-
TRI-HULL, 1511,55 hp John
son Molor $.1000 or De1 roner
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001 36.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or e-mail
.2- ;2 o.j. t-rr mveJtnue IA~- JfSet~t oJIJe, ~I'+ -.S
Coachmen Travel Trailer '88:
Sleeps 4, AC & heat, gas range,
gas/elec fridge. $4200. In Pio-
neer, Henry Co 561-827-2464
Fleetwood American Dream
'00, 40 FT. 2 Slides/11K, Many
extra's! Garaged, $120,000 or
possible trade. 863-467-5207 .
MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978,
air stream product, 28 ft
long, AC, fridge, and more.
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $3000 863-763-7727
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
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TRAVEL SUPREME- '98, 36',
Triple slide out oak cabinets.
D/W, 2 roof AC's, W/D & shed.
$22,000. Neg. (863)946-1880
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1993 wiln Iraiiei. Runs good,.
HD Leathers: Ldcies. 3 jack-
.is, Lrlap p3nli'i, booi':. rii-
rmel, live new, $1T75 will 4ip.
HONDA 2004 Arrow SrijJuv
750" Wfiriosroeld, Low mile gf.
premium bags. iaruged E.-
iraj's $4,400 186ij983-95jy85
HONDA CR85R '06- very good
coidiiorn, runs rooi. $2200
or je:l ,:,fer k860i)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mls. Extra's! Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs, and looks real good.
Ast.ng $2500 or best offer
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
SDry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
GO CART, 1 Sealer, 5 hp,
Briggs & Siraniin, Runs
god Nice Cnrisimas Gift!
GO CART. Large. runs & look
good Newi $1200 asking
GO CART- runs, $300
HONDA "03, 4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, excellent
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the classiflands.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
CADILLAC DEVILLE, 1992 -
Runs great, a/c, $1,500 firm.
CADILLAC EL DORADO '97
ETC, Fully luoded. wilted pe.al
diamond, iaf new paris
CAMARO Z28 '30 .311 original.
350 aul .) Power wiriluw .s.
For ,iale or Tride $',i 00
CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For part
1-'95 GOud ir)ri.n oodv
1-'% bGuOd mor 1.300 lou
DODGE NEON '95., 4 dour aju.
0 i' a 4 (v1l .Al u"1 '3 .
ewv lire:,, ri'ei ITiinito worl-,
$ .50j reg i86.13)634-8506
DODGE STRATUS '98 Every-
Ining wijrit :1.200(1i or becl
other 863-6l2-5 S.
FORD ESCORT ',2 99- 5
sPeed. new AC rrir gooI
WOile w ,. rjv inieriiOr. 11A01]
FORD MUSTANG- '88, Good
.iajpe Runi3 good. $2500.
FORD THUNDERBIRD .,.
leedi w:K.. }.300
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
Stion, $1000 or best offer
MERCURY MARQUIS-GS '02,
Adult driven, garage kept, 30k,
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
sriare ,15001561i92--220 .
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, 87.
2 door: Good on gas, All
power. Exc cod. $2'500 or
PONTIAC FIERO 88 4 cyl., 5
speta Pirnetr CD player,
slunr,,,l, great on gas, good
-5 e, "$200( 86a3i)440270
SATURN 2000; AC, runs
great Asking $3000 or will
i, ade for small truck.
The classifieds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
I Mobile Home
SCHOOL BUS: Diesel,. low
iiileage g.'iad tires 18 5.00
Call 863-227-21 10
FORD F150 79, .51 mlour,
C6 HOllCy, llOWmaslers, Ol1s
01 new parts. $5.2500 lirm
JEEP WRANGLER '89 v8 Clie-
vv 3'0i new i-rer. u, wrieels.
aul) ,l-'nd red jcami
i I00 1863-674b-0898
YAMAHA, Electric. 5900 or.
btie onrer 9891813.1.513 -5
FORD F350- '91 Diesel au-
per,:rwv, 220 K runs needs
work $1500 (8631763-7831
,:i, 7 21,70.1634
FORD- *86. F350, Diesel ,
parts,. truck, $800
FORD EXPLORER 1992 4v4
Fionl ind j urnred, Oul ood
lcor pdarl iI ran mi;s :rin. rear,
GM 8.5 POS1 UIIT $1i.5 i or
boil ,anNr i,86)467-8856
King Pin Locks w: kev: 121, u
ICck doiawni Irjilter Also an-
tennas lor radijs 121 $100
for all 772.812-3300
PARTS, 4x4, Iroan Iran ter
& tse~ f. otrier dr1i Ford,
Crevy & Jee-p 1.500 tolr all,
will ;eparlate I561)644-4840i
RIMS & TIRES- 20", $600
SUBWOOFER & AMP: 12"
Rcfjio~ d .uij in box. Alpine
320 watt 5 i:hannel amp
$200 neg. 863.JO1.168 :.
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberqlij,,
gray, fits '0? ijueririr h:tdge
Ram Shriuri ,1.7 iu0 Call
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, lor
small iruo- i7.
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy
S10, w/4.3 engine. Will de-
liver Iirmi Ft Pierce to WPB
area $500. 863-763-2389.
CHEVROLET P/U 1993: Great
work truck! $1400. :.)r Tmore
info call 863-357-5906.
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000. or trade.
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean; 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
CHEVY SILVERADO- '97, red;
35" tires, 10" rims, 4" lift,5
speed, rebuilt motor, trans,
a/c, to much to list, have re:
ciepts, runs excellent, 4.3 L,
$6500 or best offer
FORD F150- '90, no A/C,
,120u t863)763-5422 or
FORD RANGER- '95, White,
Cold A/C, .4 cyl., Auto.,.
$1000. or best offer
FORD EXPLORER SPORT- '91,
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
FORD HUNTING BUGGY, runs.
need some work. $1500
Call Eii. 863-634-01
TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand new
UTILITY TRAILER- 6v9, home-
made, new condition inew
Iloor. paint, lignis, etc). $550
or et sl tlr (863)763-3735
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs neeas work
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuiil engine & Irans.
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95,
Felient turid Ice coid ac,
p/w. p!l new banery, 158k
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that's updated regularly"
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Jan. 9, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. For information,; call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have 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 meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan, 12, from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007. There will
be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave.
The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the South
Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will only
be available through Jan. 11.
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie
and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd.,
in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan," a novel by Lisa See. At the beginning of the
meeting titles will be chosen for discussion in the next six months.
Anyone who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For informa-
tion, call Jan at (863) 357-9980.
CCC-won't meet in. December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in Decem-
ber. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the
School Board office located at 700 S.W,Second Ave. For informa-
tion call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W.,will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue
March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call
Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is
seeking an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The
building the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building
located in thehe heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave.
The expected size of the mural should cover the front of the two-
story by 30-foot building. The theme of the mural will feature the
history of the telephone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will
be required for this project. The' mural committee is accepting
designs and proposals for this mural project. Project is to begin in
the spring of 2007. Please contact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-
7300 for information.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased
at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals working in various vocations.
This is a self-study course that includes text work and the successful
completion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course
is $15. Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for informa-
Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort
this Christmas season. If you, your business or organization car(
help fill our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357,
0427, or Ron at (863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage busi"
nesses and organizations to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let
your associates cover one of our locations and get in the Christmas
mood helping us help our community.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For informa-
.tion call (863) 357-MAIN.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings.
For information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the
year, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term.
Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.
I Public Notice
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The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Thursday, De-
cember 28, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in County Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florda to consider approval of the 2006 Certificate
of Value Adjustment Board and to conclude its session torthis year.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record must Include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
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