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the seven months that migrant
laborers occupied the camp.
Mr. Pearce claimed he only
owed the county $1,820 the
fine in 1998 for construction with-
"I don't feel like I've done any-
thing wrong," Mr. Perce said. "I
built sound housing for migrants."
"That might be the largest
amount ever paid on a lien," Mr.
Brewer asserted, referring to the
$10,500 already paid.
He stated his client did what
was right and got a permit and
added that going forward with the
legal procedure would unfairly
punish Mr. Pearce.
The board then went into a 90-
minute closed door executive ses-'
sion to consider their legal
At the end of that time, the
open meeting was convened
Mr. Pierce was asked if he
would pay a fine of $7,750 and
consider the matter settled.
"I'll accept your offer," he said.
He was assured it would
involve the release of the coun-
ty's lien on his property.
Commissioner Clif Betts stated
that the $7,750 plus the $10,500
already paid would amount to
one year's fine.
The vote was 4-1 with Com-
missioner Elvie Posey casting the
lone dissenting vote. Mr. Posey
said he felt the reduction was too
Turing to another matter that
could result in litigation, commis-
sioners considered the petition of
A& G Cattle Company on Lofton
The cattle company contends
that the county's right-of-way for
Lofton Road abuts on their prop-
A survey from 1967 lays out a
60-foot right-of-way. However,
the county does not possess title
to the land in question.
"By chain of title the county
has no claim to any right-of-way
bordering A.G. Cattle's 8,875 line-
al feet of frontage," states attor-
ney Paul Bain in a letter to Mr.
The letter calls for the county
to execute a quitclaim deed to a
50-foot right-of-way and pay A&G.
for the property.
This offer must be accepted in
writing and shall expire on Jan.
15,2007, at 5 p.m.
Mr. Cassels noted that over the
years Lofton Road has evolved
from no road to a paved road,
with no deeds. However, he said
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oad. Eugene Bernard Lyndall, 33,
Betts noted N.W. 240th St., Okeechobee, was
is maintained charged with the purchase .of
irs and he did cocaine and possession of
recedent. cocaine. His bond was set at
lere is, a good $10,000.
. Cassels said. Candace Janene Johnson,
re ready for a 37, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee,
was charged with possession of
e than the land cocaine and resisting arrest with-
a precedent," out violence, a misdemeanor.
Her bond was set at,$5,500.
ject when we Sandra Kaeufer, 45, S.E. 29th
d paved it?" Court, Okeechobee, was charged
er Posey. "It's with the purchase of cocaine,
ght to stick to possession of cocaine and tam-
pering with evidence. Her bond
board unani- was set at $15,000.
cline the A&G Tammy Lee Daniels, 40, S.E.
edged to con- 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was
nd a middle charged with the Purchase of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine. Her bond was set at
ecial assess- $10,000.
administrator Gail Monique Desfosse, 47,
is also chair- S.E. 40th Ave., Okeechobee, was
board ofdirec- charged with the purchase of
the planned cocaine and possession of
JUAsurfacewa- cocaine. Her bond was set at
nt would be $10,000.
iy a five-year Brian Dansa, 21, S.R. 70 W.,
* These pay- Okeechobee, was charged with
cured by spe- the purchase of cocaine and pos-
n the proper- session of cocaine. His bond was
set at $10,000.
about a spe- David Chipman, 49, S.E.
that it can be 40th Ave., Okeechobee, was
ic area," said charged with the purchase of
S. cocaine and possession of
'60-day notifi- cocaine. His bond was set at
t would give $10,000.
e to voice any e Enrrique Palacios; 19, U.S.
sments. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
he ability to charged with the purchase of
ut going back cocaine and possession, of
urself," noted cocaine. His bond was set at
mously voted 6i Joshua George Arnold, 2-1,
ght to impose U.S. 441 S:E., was charged with
sessments on the felonies of resisting arrest
would benefit with violence and escape, and
s. the misdemeanor of obstruction
he board, by disguise. His bond was set at
ify the recent- $20,500.
ice on sexual According to Lt. Markham,
anchor srei Arnold was arrested in connec-
another ordi- tion with a traffic stop in the 1700
exa offend t block of N.E. 17th Street He
exual entering; allegedly gave OCSO Deputy
entering; Kristin Gray a false name and
contractt with when placed under arrest he
Inc. in an reportedly shoved the deputy to-
eed $265,000 the ground and fled on foot.
markings on OCSO Detective Rick Durfee
county roads; gave chase, and Arnold was
mer commis- eventually apprehended by
to the Tourist OCSO Auxiliary Deputy Russell
cil; and, Roland.
commissioner As for Joseph, Lt. Markharn
serve on the said he was seen leaving a nearby
Council. store by Deputy Gray and was
allegedly carrying a 12-pack of
beer. The lieutenant said Deputy
q T Gray reportedly saw Joseph open
~ the pack, take out a container
-* and began to drink the'beer.
'- Sills was arrested after a rou-
tine check during a traffic stop
indicated to law enforcement
that her driver's license had been
*-- As for Johnson, an OCSO
"5 arrest report states that she was
among a crowd of people in the
area where law enforcement was
4N planning to set up their opera-
i tion. When law enforcement
* began to get out of their vehicles
* she started to walk away from the
She was apprehended a short
-.- time later inside a store and
charged with possession of
Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees
from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W until Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in
size from 4 to 11 feet. All trees are reduced to half price and none are
over $50. They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get
Garbage won't be picked up Dec. 25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday,
~- Dec. 25 Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday,
Dec. 25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will be
rs 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
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
Christmas and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Floral
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
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask
for the name, address and phone number of two peopleyou want to
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.
Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.
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found in a clear
inside a box of
field tested and -I
indicated a posi- Joshua
tive result for the Arnold
The substance weighed 6.9
grams, continued the report.
Kaeufer was charged with
tampering with evidence after
she allegedly tried to destroy,
what she had reportedly pur-
Taking part in the one-day
operation were members of the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the Okeechobee
City Police Department, the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
and the Seminole Police Depart-
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PRINT: I've been taking papers from your people for a long time and
ever since you sold out to somebody up north, it's been a mess. A cou-
ple days ago my paper was so black I couldn't read it. And today, it's so
faint I can't read it. I tried to contact the office up north and all you can
get is a machine and you can't even talk to anybody.
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S.W. 17th St., Suite D, and you will be given another newspaper.
GROWTH: Are the people of Okeechobee, in general, pro or anti
growth? I'm not sweating the small stuff. I know it may be big to you, but
think overall and not how it may personally affect you. What do we
want, and what don't we want? I think it is an important topic for out-
siders to see. Where should growth happen, or not happen? Where or
what should be developed, and who do we want here?
ANTI-GROWTH: I think most folks here are now anti-growth, but
that's because they're here. Most of them migrated from the coast after it
outgrew itself and want what was here years ago. They don't realize that
we've grown and will continue to grow until it's what they left. There are
more traffic lights at the main intersection than.there was in the whole
county just a few years ago. If somebody had told me 20 years ago
there'd be houses all over the. prairie I'd have told them they were a cou-'
ple floats short of a parade.
TAX BILL: Personally, growth is affecting me every year when I get'
my tax bill. I can now see my nearest neighbor's house now that wasn't
there a year ago. But, they bought the land and built the house so there's
nothing I could have done except bought the place before they did.
OLD OKEECHOBEE: I think what we want is pretty much laid oiut in
the county's Land Development Regulations. Growth is coming, like it
or not. But maybe somebody in local government will abide by the
future plans and save a little of the old Okeechobee before it becomes a
major city between the coasts.
DEVELOPMENTS: What or where should be developed is entirely up
to the landowner. It's becoming very obvious that growing houses is a
lot more profitable than growing cows, so why let everybody else cash
in on the big money just to have a place to spend your money trying to
make a living on the land.
QUESTION: Who we want here probably not a good question to ask.
My vote would be that anybody who hasn't lived here for 50 years or
more has to leave. But, that's not going to happen. Somebody else will
be moving in tomorrow.
NO GROWTH: I was born and lived 28 years in "deep" South Florida.
I moved to Okeechobee 26 years ago. I lived in a farming community
that growth destroyed. I bought a house that was here. I did not put any-
thinghere that was not here already. I do not want growth. I was hoping
that growth would not follow me here. I travel to the coast to shop or
shop on-line. No more building. Yes, the prairie has grown and that it is
really sad. People can come and go as long as they do not build anything
new. But you know as well as I do that this isa pipe dream. Florida will
never stop growing. Our weather is too beautiful. Hurricanes and all It is
truly sad, to hear someone say that I am not welcome here. I have
served our community at many different levels. One in which my name
is mentioned, at the site, in a grateful manner. I will continue to serve the
community as much as I can.
HOSPITALITY: I am brand new to the area and am planning to con-
tribute a lot to the economy in Okeechobee. I thank God that we have
free enterprise in this country and that there is still an American dream to
achieve, and that we can move to any city in any state because of per-
sonal preference. I am so grateful that the people here have been so
warm in their welcome and that it is a great place to build a home. I per-
sonally plan to leave the gate open and hope that everyone takes advan-
tage of the beauty this area hasto offer. I love southern hospitality. ,
FISHING: This is in response to the article in the Speak Out column
on Wednesday, Dec. 20, entitled spraying. First of all, you have no idea of.
what you're talking about. The lake has to be lowered to encourage the
gro%%lh of plants that will attract fish to spawn. The plant growth we.
have no%% in Lake Okeechobee discourages fish to spawn. Second, you
snowbirds do not spend millions of dollars here-you look for the most
inexpensive places to eat, drink and shop. Then, you don't leave a tip.
Third, you take most of the fish you catch back up north to show your
friends what great fishermen you thinkyou are.
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Fla. prisons can do more harm than good
By Ronald Fraser
Locking up non-violent offend-
ers is not just the most expensive
form of punishment. Time in a
Florida penitentiary or county jail
also condemns non-violent men
and women to a violent and dis-'
ease riddled world where many
become increasingly likely to
commit more serious crimes. In
other words, prisons can do more
harm than good and destroy
rather than rehabilitate lives.
Too few leaders in Washington
seem to care. One exception,
Sam Brownback recently
spent a night in a Louisiana prison
to publicize that prisons need to
start rebuilding lives. Another
advocate for sane prison policies
is Julie Stewart, president of Fami-
lies Against Mandatory Mini-
mums, a grassroots, Washington-
based organization working for
That's a good start. But to bet-
ter understand what awaits non-
violent offenders behind prison
walls, every U.S. member of Con-
gress and every Florida legislator
should subscribe to the "Prison
Legal News," a monthly publica-
tion "Dedicated to Protecting
Here is what they would find in
A videotape caught guards at a
Florida boot camp battering a
14-year-old inmate. An autopsy
revealed he was suffocated to
A Colorado jury found several
inmates guilty of beating another
prisoner after his testimony was
used to convict them of income
While held in the Sherburne,
Minn., county jail a motorist
arrested for not having proof of
his vehicle insurance was beaten
to death by another prisoner.
The state of Michigan agreed
to pay $365,000 to a boot camp
prisoner who was strapped to a
restraint chair for six hours and
suffered kidney and liver failure at
the Manistee County jail. The
inmate was arrested for violating
his parole by returning home one
The County of Mateo in Cali-
fornia will pay $475,000 to settle a
wrongful death suit brought on
behalf of a woman sentenced to
120 days on a minor drug charge.
In Oklahoma, an Ottawa
County Jail prisoner has been
charged with manslaughter in the
death of another inmate serving
time for failure to pay child sup-
Poor Medical Care
An inmate in the St. Lucie
County jail serving a 240-day sen-
tence for peddling marijuana,
died from a reaction to a drug
received from another prisoner.
The county agreed to pay the
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Churcn, 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 (863)
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 joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. 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 slep meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting Irom 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 Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a questionianswerforum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
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 Skihner at (863) 532-0449.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m. .
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. ParrottAve., for breakfast. For information, call
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to,
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets
from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
man's family $65,000 for negli-
While serving a five-day sen-
tence in the Portsmouth City, Va.,
jail for driving with a suspended
license, an asthmatic man died
due toinadequate medical care.
His family has been awarded a
Broward County and a private
company have been ordered to
pay $500,000 to a woman who
suffered permanent injury from
an untreated ectopic pregnancy
while imprisoned in the North
Broward jail for failing to appear
in court on a cocaine possession
In Massachusetts more than
1,400 prisoners are known to be
infected with the hepatitis C virus
but, due to a shortage of money,
only 150 are on a waiting list for
In an ongoing case in Georgia,
a female guard has been charged
with forcing a male prisoner to
strip and masturbate while she
watched through the cell door.
A former state prison guard at
the Mount Pleasant Correctional
Facility in Iowa is guilty of with-
holding exercise privileges when
female inmates refused to show
him their breasts. A $160,000 set-
tlement was ordered.
Serving time for misdemeanor
offenses, three female prisoners
at the Haltom City, Texas, jail were
sexually assaulted by a male
guard who demanded sex in
return for favors.
Taxpayers get hit twice. Not
only do our taxes build and staff
these prisons. But guess who also
pays these huge, court-ordered
financial settlements going to
abused prisoners? The taxpayers,
Here is how Ms. Stewart sums
up prison policies in America
today and why more than one
million non-violent men and
women are behind bars: "Blame
mandatory sentencing laws and
the record number of non-violent
drug offenders subject to. these
laws. One day, I predict, we will
look back in honor at the sen-
tences that were enacted for low-
level defendants, marvel at their
cruelty and be grateful that we
moved beyond this dark period in
This problem concerns more
than a few people in Tallahassee
and Washington. Prisons are built
and operated, and prisoners are
abused, with your tax money and
mine. That makes you and me
morally responsible for what goes.
on behind prison walls and for
finding ways to fix the problem.
Editor's Note: Ronald Fraser,
Ph.D., writes on public policy
issues for the DKTLiberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
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Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honey-baked hams and turkeys for the
Christmas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pick up on Friday afternoon, Dec. 22. For informa-
tion, call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take
place now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys
ranging from baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or
families can adopt a family by calling the mission. The gifts are
given to the parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christ-
mas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will
purchase the items needed. Receipts are available. Pleasemake
checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box
1663, Okeechobee, Fl.: or, call (863) 763-5725.
Planetarium head is talk show guest
Family Stations. Inc. will host a radio talk show on. Saturday,
Dec. 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Jon Bell, director of the IRCC Hallstrom Planetarium The
topic of the show will be "The star of the nativity and a telescope
for Christmas." For information, call Jon Bell at (772) 462-7515.
For tickets to planetarium shows call the IRCC box office at (800)
Shriners selling Christmas trees
The Shriners will be.selling Christmas trees from the parking
lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23. They have Scotch
pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11
feet. All trees are reduced to half price and none are over $50.
They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it
Oakview plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the fol-
lowing special services for the holidays. Their schedule is: Sunday,
Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service; and Sunday, Dec. 31, at
5 p.m. New Year's Eve service.
Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morn-
ing service will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and candle light servic-
es at 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call the church office at (863)
Avon Park hosting special camp
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is hosting a Christmas break
camp Dec. 26-30 for grades six through 12. The cost is $70 and
includes meals, lodging and fun. For information and forms, call
(863) 453-3627; or, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book "A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, rela-
tionships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime
with men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the
event being sponsored by Dra Ministries, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7
p.m. The event will be held in the conference room at The Flamin-
go Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S. There will be drawings for gifts and
refreshments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
a first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To
register for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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 scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a
demonstration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbook-
ing and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. For
information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
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Service Club Briefs
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
American Legion Post 64 is
open Monday to Saturday from
10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday
from 1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day from 1 until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NFL on big screen TV.
Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza
and $1 draft beer will be offered.
David Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturday: karaoke from 5
p.m. until ?
Sunday, Dec. 24: SAL Christ-
mas party for bartenders from 5
until 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve luau party from 8 p.m.
until ? Tickets will be on sale at
the bar. Champagne will be
served at midnight.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Johnny Pattoni tT?863) 467-2882
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) -467-
8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m.. until ? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
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served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you
have a game you wish to play,
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 6 p.m. Call
for the menu. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 26: Lodge
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
All members should attend.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve party at 7 p.m. The
cost is.$50 per couple, or $25 per
person. Only ticket holders may
enter starting at 6 p.m. Music by
Don West Band. Snacks and hors
The Moose Family Center
S#1753 is' located at 159 N.W,
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at
e Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month
Legion meeting on the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 2 p.m.
Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and.
Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. (Open to the
Saturday, Washer toss at 1
Karaoke with Lisa on Satur-
day from 5 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal
Order of Moose #1753, Legion-
naires are holding their annual
Koeze Nut fundraiser for food
baskets for the less fortunate.
Order forms and catalogs may
be picked up from Paul at The
Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrott
Ave., or at the Lodge located at
159 N.W 36 St. For information
or to order call Paul at (863) 467-
1484, or the Lodge at (863) 763-
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.,
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is
striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quarter-
master at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events.
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the. Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
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5:30 PM Midnight
.- Located at 4200 East Highway 70
I_..) 3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
. Concessions provided by Beef O'Brady's
S Tickets available at Eli's Western Wear $22 in advance, $25 at the gate
the Indian Ocean to outlying for-
ward operating bases north of
/`; Air Force participation in the
war'on terror now includes much
more than simply dropping
bombs on 'a largely. Close air sup-
port for soldiers on the ground,
convoy duty, detainee operations,
explosive .ordnance disposal,
medical care, even security forces
operations are now routine duties
for Air Force men and w omen.
"The B-I is an important asset
to combat operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan because we provide
air cover for the troops on the
ground like the Marines and spe-
cial forces," said Smith.
While 12-to-16 hour work days
didn't leave much time to dwell
on what they missed back home,
the Dvess airmen felt a void that
put added stress on an already,
stressful time in their lives. "I
missed my Ison and wife the
most," said Smith. "Spending
time %kith my family is my num-
ber one concern right now."
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SFWMD adopts army platoons
The Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter of the South Florida Water
Management District has been
keeping the local post office
extremely busy these last few
weeks. During a staff meeting in
October, several non-profit
organizations were nominated
for the offices' annual holiday gift
Allison Murphy, a staff regula-
tion 'professional with the District
for more than six years, headed
the recipient search. An over-
whelming majority of the staff
decided to support soldiers over-
seas. After research on the Inter:-
net, Murphy found a website that,
clearly lists items our service men
and women are requesting.
Two platoons were located
with soldiers from Florida. A
medical company stationed in
Afghanistan has six men, one
being from Fort Walton Beach
and seven females. The other pla-
toon stationed in Iraq has six
males, one being from
Through word of mouth, Dis-
trict staff, Audubon of Florida,
local businesses, 4-H groups and
community members have
donated enough items to fill over
40 boxes packed with goodies.
The packages have included den-
tal hygiene products from local
dentist Dr. Wright, telephone call-
ing cards, skin-care products,
snack foods from 4-H clubs and
holiday cards from area school-
children in Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. "I was very happy about
the outpouring of support from
the community during the holi-
days," said Benita Whalen, Okee-
chobee Service Center director.
Generous cash donations
have been made to allow for
additional telephone calling
cards to be purchased as well as
covering any unmet needs or
expenses.. Okeechobee's very
own Melissa Ritter donated nine-
teen compact discs of her original
recordings, one for each soldier.
Every female and male soldier
received their own personal-care
box that included essential living
items. Both platoons received an
assortment of holiday cheer
including homemade cookies,
eggnog and movies.
The Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter started shipping prior to
Tharksgiving and will continue
into January. Although the list of
the recipients is small compared
to the number of troops away
from home for the holidays, the
hert-felt generosity of this com-
munity. has been an amazing
show of appreciation to our sol-
diers and the work they do.
If these selected platoons are
re-deployed, the Army Chaplain
distributes all the items accord-
ingly. The platoon in Iraq is
scheduled to return to their home
base in August of 2007, and the
Afghanistan platoon is scheduled
to return in July of 2007.
SFor a list of items and howyou
can donate, please go to
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water-resources in the,
southern half of Le state 16 .
counties trom Orlando to the
Ke\ s. It is the oldest and largest of
the state's fike water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion.is to manage and protect
water resiouices of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
terns and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.
Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all the
care and expertise you.expect. .
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Shin, Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Shin, Shin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Shin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome
Medicare and most
,The S taf Of The Okeechobee News Wishes
E 'Everyone The Happiest OfHolidays!
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SECRETARY / RECEPTIONIST:
with word processing,
spreadsheet & general office
procedure skills. FT position
to begin in Jain 2007. Call
863-467-0161 to schedule
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.
Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K 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.
For a busy Okeechobee Tax
Office. Excellent top pay for
the right individual. Great
work setting. No evenings.
Apply in person at:
One Stop Carrier Center
Class A CDL Required.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
ECMHSP in search of qualified Bus Drivers for Okeechobee I
Center. Responsible for providing transportati for providing transportafor children
Preferred: High School Diploma or-GED, CommerciatDriving
License (class A or B),with P & S endorsement. School Bus
Driver Certificate of Training and one year experience driving a
bus. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School
Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B),
with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of
Training. Starting salary $14.00 per hour. Personal Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Sign on "BONUS" of
$1000. Closing date: 12/27/06. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 726 NE 16th Ave Okeechobee, FL. 34973,
Tel. 863-467-0702, EDE, ADA, License # C150K0005.
Single Copy Delivery
The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
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 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 lbs. Apply to:
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Ft. Pierce Tribune at 600
Edwards Rd. or call
for more information.
Welder with strong mech skills
for land development co.
Heavy Equip experience pre-
ferred, must have own tools.
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(561)793-0322 ext 106
MARKETING: We are looking
for people to. help advertise
our business. Please call for
in Okeechobee Co. Bilingual a
plus. $17.50- $25. hour
P/T your own schedule,
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Child Care Offered415
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
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Provided in a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
The classlfleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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Ernest Lancaste -18631634-2044
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a.20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books S Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & 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 & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
POPCORN QUILT, Lovely, An-
tique, 6'x8', Appraised @
$500, asking $400.
DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like new! $250 for both, will
GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
$700 asking $300
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
RANGE, 24" electric, good
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
STOVE, Frigidiare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
WASHER & DRYER- White,
$300 will separate
TANNING BED- 2 yrs old, ex-
cellent condition, $1000 or
best offer (863)467-1152
Buying a car? Look In the
classilleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed
Good condition $35
College book, 2nd edition
gfeai condition $80
CHAIN LINK GATE 4 t1 with
yjoud laicr ant iall rtrdware
DOORS- Sliding Glass. While
Li. New $50 or Ocei oher
GARAGE DOORS- While
Brand new. 10 12 $601)
ShueIrs & Sewnlers
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W\. 24th Drive
LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliott's Pawn Shop
HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking 50
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
Ful -im I'l
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
GUN CABINET- Made of wood
& glass. Hold 8 rifles with
storage drawer. $95. Okee.
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 $300
Model 351PD $375
ner, 12 gage, all weather
model, extra's. $475.
AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV,
already assembled w/video.
Pd. $199, never used. Asking
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer. (863)467-6088
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.
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
Powered Pressure Washer,
3200 psi Honda, w/llhp
Honda.eng., 200' hose,
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
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
BOSTON TERRIER PUPS- (4)
Males, ready Feb. 1st for
Valentines Day, Parents on
Premises, Will have shots
and Cert., Taking Deposit's,
$300 each (863)697-2936
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe. With white
paws. Male. 3 mo. $500.
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Chdstmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
months old, $300
FISH TANKS- 150 gal, 50 gal.,
29 gal, (2) 10 gal., all for
$160 or will sell separate
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),CKC
reg., call for details
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, DR TABLE w/5
chairs, sturdy, all for $500
neg. (863)675-2783 Muse
COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
8ames, Fast, $149
CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
Wooden, For King or Queen.
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solld wood
$150 (863)467-4572 w.
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): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30"
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
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.
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbl,& 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
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER & Ot-
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital
score, (2) pro velvet grips,
like new, $150
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new cond.!
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
Irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150.863-946-3123
IRONS, Men's, 1 Set. Stiff
Graphite 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
CAR AUDIO: 4 Memphis 12"
speakers in Custom Ported
Box & JBL 1201 amp. $800.
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(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
(863)612-9233 LaBelle .
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2) Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/ hand pumps $399
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.
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new,
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.
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $275 like
TMX ELMO, irand new still in
Do, never opened. $70
TMX ELMO! New 10 in Ann.-
versary Edition, in box.
KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro., $100 (863)467-9054
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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 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.
APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
LEATHER SADDLE- 16" soft
seat, brand new $275 or
best offer (863)467-7295
LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
RIDING MOWER- Murray,
14hp, 2 cyl, 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 -
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. Furnished,includes
EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, 1ba, Pool, Tennis; Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
1 1rh 1., New 2 Bdrmn, 1': Ba
w..'Appl. $850 .'rno + lst &
Sec. dep. CaB (863)634-7722
Home for rent,
3/2/1, $1,300 a
month. First, last &
security with pet
(Over 55 community)
Pool, hot tub, shuf.
boat ramp Lke"
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1 2Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
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,
3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft.,
OKEE: 3 BR, 2 BA, Waterfront,
1 car garage, $1200 mo. +
1st mo.& sec. Possible rent to
Call Charles 863-634-0584
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba CBS
Home, 406 NE 7th St. $850.
mo. + 1st., last & $500 sec.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/md, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, Avail. 12/18/06 $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
PORT LABELLE- 3/2, 1500 sq
ft, New, many upgrades.
$1300/mo. Avail January 1st
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
1st, last &sec. Seasonal
-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
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
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OAK LAKE 1br,br, ba. Apton a
corner $87,500. or best of-
fer. Will sell fast!
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2+bd,
2ba, waterfront, pool, pool, acuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/sprinkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
Possible Rent to Own
LAKE PORT, Combined FLIRm
& RV Shelter on leased site
#296 Northlake Estates RV
Resort. Shelter accommo-
dates 32' RV 12'H. Rm
12'x40' Fully furn. $35,000.
Nice 5th Wheel on site
OKEECHOBEE-2br, 2ba, CBS
home on 2 acres, in Spot in
the Sun. $175,000
(863)201-9175 / 443-9239
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p. Seller motivated.
Must seell! (863)763-2461
TAYLOR CREEK- 2BR/1BA
1200 sq. ft., Lake access.
New sea wall.& dock.
When you want smetllhing
sold, advertise In the
Mobile Homes i
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.
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes.in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
'furnished. $20,000 Neg;
PRIMROSE RV PARK, S/W, Lg
FL/RM, Rim Canal, New win-
dows/Shutters, Clean, $3500.
(561)641-1792 or see Wes
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- 12', 2 seater with
trailer. No motor. $350. or
best offer. (863)357-1038
ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. $2500
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
Trailer included Great gift.
$1400. or best offer:
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
rs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
motor w/swing kill. 3 sails
w/spinker & pole. $1900. or
best offer. (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
& Kodiak, $900. Will separ-
TRI-HULL, 15ft., 55 hp John-
son Motor, $1000 or best offer
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8
weeks. CKC Reg. Shots &
health papers. $400 each.
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother is registered.
Available wk after Christmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.
QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch"
Long Arm, Frame & Tracks.
Everything included. $2500
POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sories. $450 or best offer.
Okeechobee News. Friday. December 22, 2006
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001 36.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or email
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/ 1K, 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.
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, -$35,000
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $3000 863-763-7727
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
750: Windshield, Low mileage,
premium bags, garaged. Ex-
tra's. $4,400. (863)983-9585
HONDA CRB5R '06- very good
condition, runs great, $2200
or best offer (863)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mls. Extra'si Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title, (863)467-2609 af-
GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp,
Briggs & Stratton,; Runs
good. Nice Christmas Gift!
GO CART, Large, runs & looks.
good. New $1200, asking
GO CART- runs, $300
HONDA "03, 4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, ecelleril
c jon : 1
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars ..1
Constria I .
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts- Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailer 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC EL DORADO '97,
ETC, Fully loaded, whie pearl
diamond,.has new parts,
CAMARO Z28 80- all original,
350 3ulo, Power winrjos,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts
* 1-95 Good trans. & body &
1-96 Good motor. $300. for
CHEVY LUMINA 1993 Good
cond. CD Player. AC. -I 0oor.
Auto. White. 1 Owner 1850
or best offer. (863)357-1692
DODGE NEON''95, 4 doorau-
to., a/c, 4 cyl., good on gas,
new tires, needs minor work.
$750 neg. (863)634-8506
DODGE STRATUS '98: Every-
thing works! $2000 or best
FORD ESCORT ZX2 '99- 5
speed, new AC, runs good,
white w/gray interior, $1800
FORD MUSTANG- '88, Good
shape. Runs good. $2500.
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
MERCURY MARQUIS-GS '02.
Adult driven, garage kept, 30,
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
Scar! Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC FIERO '88, 4 cyl., 5
speed, Pioneer CD-player,
sunroof, great on gas, good
tires. $1200 (863)447-0270
SATURN 2000: AC, runs
great. Asking $3000 or will
trade for small truck.
SCHOOL BUS: Diesel, low
mileage, good tires. $8,500.
FORD F150 '79, 351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Ap rox. 80K org. mls. $1200
or est offer. 863-675-4079
RIMS & TIRES- 20", $600
aI Pulc o ice
I aulic N ic
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
In the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee Florida. The purpose of the hearing' Is to receive public com-
ments In consideration of the abandonment of a county rght-of-way located In Sec-
ton 4. Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Floida and that Is
further describedas follows:
That portion of SE 48th Street, also known as Newcomer Road, lying easterly of SR
710 and extending approximately 2,317 feet to SE 91st Avenue, lying In Section 4,
Township 38 Sout, Range 36 East, Okeechoabee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public Inspection at the.PlannIng and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday ex-
cept holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All Interested parties and citizens shall have the oppornity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Com-
missioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk tapes are for
the sole purpose of backup for official records.oftheClerk. .
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
183021 ON 12/22(/06
NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE i HEiREbi lEir inil r te ul,riui m :r.liq .:.r ro b. i 'i I i ..ur Ijrir T .T
,i'All'jl l I'I ee robe i rfir .iII 'i i ir. 1 1r, :-A II': j ,, i, i r
whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way further de-
scribed as follows:
That portion of the SE 1st Street (f/ka Pine Avenue) right-of-way between Lot 1,
Block 6 and Lot 1, Block 7, Bet-Her Acres subdivision according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 12, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
182699 ON 12/22/06
FORD- '86, F350, Diesel ,
parts, truck, $800
FORD EXPLORER 1992: 4x4.
Front end burned, but good
for parts (transmission, rear,
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300
PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500 for all,
will separate. (561)644-4840
SUBWOOFER & AMP- 12"
Rocklord sun in o< Alpine
320 want 5 channel amp
$200 neg. 863-801-1683
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Hemi 5 7 5150. Call
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
ronTi Firs Fords & GM's 5950
(863)357-1784 or 634--2454
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
gray, fits '02 current Dodge
Ram snort bed $700 Call
TOOLBOX. Aluminum, for
small ituck $75
TRAILER HITCH- OH a Buick.
Century. Good condilon
TRANSMISSION- '97 Cnevy
S10, w!, 4.3 engine Will de-
liver .from FI Pierce to WPB
. area $500 863-763-2389. ..
CHEVROLET P/U 1993- Great
wa.r BucK! $1400 For more
mino call 863-357-5906.
CHEVY- '83, 1 on Dually. Au-
lomaiic, w/nydraulic itll
dump bed. $1000. or irade.
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean,! 2 door,
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BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer. Fire Department on S.R. 78 W. will
have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast,, including sausage and a
beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, for a donation'
of $4. For information, call Pat at (863) 357-1364.
Library hosting special program
The Okeechobee County Library and the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil will present "Voice of the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas"
as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. at
the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Ms. Steinshouer will appear in character as
Marjory Stoneman Douglas as she served in the early 1970s as presi-
dent of the Friends of the Everglades. This program is brought to you by
a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The program is free and
open to the public.
OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information call Ken 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) 462-0040.
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will
be held Jan. 9, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is welcome and
lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration and ori-
entation on Tuesday, Jan. 9,.2007. There will be 1 1 weeks ol 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 inrlfomation, call (S63 i763-3519.
Singer, songwriter to appear at library ,
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen will
be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on
Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical Journey through Flori-
da," will be a treat for the entire family. This program is sponsored by a
grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The program is free and
open to the public.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in
the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Developmental Assets in
Youth. For 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 (863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The
South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the South Florida Fair-
grounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will only be available
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead chil-
dren through the realities of the court and foster care system, and into
safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program will be train-
ing 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. F6r information, call (772) 785-5804.
CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in December.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23,2007, at the School Board
office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.'
Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet Thurs-
day, 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 information, call Jan at (863,)
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27,2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For
information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests
consist of quilting, sewing, painting,, drawing, photography and wood-
working. There will also be food competitions such as home baking
and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories
such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable.
Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9
a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
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 the heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave.
The expected size of the mural should cover the front of the two-story
by 30-foot building. The theme of the mural will feature the history of
the telephone service in Okeechobee." Two portraits will be required
for this project. The mural committee is accepting designs and pro-
posals 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 Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call. (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 forinformation.
Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort this
Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can help fill
our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-0427, or
Ron at (863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage businesses 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 Park3. For information
call (863) 357-MAIN.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-
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 activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their
pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30
a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNAoffers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from
I until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For 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, visit
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 chil-
dren 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.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school
supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner
cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at
The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056,
or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants td age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
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-
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee or to place an entry of a float, vehi-
cle, horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulers6n Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
* The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and
most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
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