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Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 361 Wednesday, December 27,2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs
The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
If so, call our offices at (863)
763-3134 and give us your
address. We'll then publish it in
this spot so everyone in the
community can drive by and
enjoy your festive decorations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
136 S.E. 13th Ave.
344S.E. 16thAve.
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5012 S.E. 44th St.
801 S.E. 6th Ct.
2801 S.E. 18th Ct.
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
1930 S.E. 24th Blvd.
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Kissimmee River Fishing
Resort
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Inside
Savor your meals-
and lives- every day:
This morning, I received an
email ad from a kitchen supply
store telling, me to "savor the
holidays." As I was about to
delete it, I started thinking
about the word "savor" and
what it means. What I aim for
in my life is to live in such away
that I savor ALLdays, not just
the holidays
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Drought Index
Current: 621
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

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Lake level
Last-Year:
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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds .. . .14-16
Comics .,......... 13
Community Events .4...
Crossword ........ 14
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............. 4
Speak Out ........ . .4
Sports ............. 5
TV .............. .15
Weather .......... .2
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New plant will hire


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
By early next year, there
should be a new factory in place
that not only produces a much-
needed product but will also
train and employ a significant
segment of Okeechobee's work-
ing force.
Since 1997, Wally Sanger has
been manufacturing concrete
buildings at his Royal Concrete
Concepts West Palm Beach
plant. The business has out-
grown that location and Mr.
Sanger is planning to expand his


business by investing $30 million
in a second plant in Okeechobee.
The 173-acre site across U.S. 98
from the Okeechobee County
Industrial Park should be in oper-
ation by the second quarter of
2007.
Area residents may be familiar
with Royal Concrete Concepts'
all concrete houses in Palm Vil-
lage Ranch. These houses come
in several sections, depending on
the size of the house. Each sec-
tion comes on a flatbed trailer
and is lifted into place by a crane
and joined to the other sectionris.


There are several styles to
choose from and all the plumb-
ing, air conditioning and electri-
cal %%iuing is built into each sec-
tion.
However, about 90 percent of
the finished product is seen in
schoolyards. Many Florida school
systems used school buildings
fabricated by Royal Concrete
Concepts. Classrooms, stairwells
and elevators shafts are poured at
the factory and are assembled on
site like so many buildings blocks
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Wally Sanger, of Royal Concrete Concepts, examines the
plans for his Okeechobee plant that will be located on U.S.
98 N., across form the Okeechobee County Industrial Park.


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an adopted grandmother for her at the OkeeAlwbee Health Care Facility art class cal-
endar unveiling. Ms. Collins received an award for being the second most senior artist
and tied for second place for painting the most paintings this year with ten paintings.
Calendars are available for $20 at OHCF 1646 Hwy 441 N or by calling 634-7714. All
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Residents at Okeechobee Health Care Facility have the opportunity to participate in an
art program which they have two sessions a week totaling three hours where they learn
to paint scenes, objects or other items with the help of their art instructor, Pat Sullivan.
At the end of the year, they pick a painting to be compiled in their annual calendar that
is sold for $20 with funds going towards art supplies for the next year's class. These
paintings were painted by William Pugh. Calendars are available for $20 at OHCF 1646
Hwy 441 N or by calling 634-7714. All monies received support the art program at the
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being joined together. It takes only,
eight weeks from site planning to,
installation for the modular class-
rooms called concretables.
To date, Okeechobee schools
have not used modular concrete
classrooms. However, one of Mr.
Sanger's buildings was recently
installed near the school bus
garage to serve as an office for the
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Mr. Sanger said the new plant
will serve as headquarters for his
operations. The much smaller 25-
acre West Palm Beach plant will
continue its operation.
The county used a $1,517,490
grant to build a rail line to the site
of the plant, build turn lanes and
additional paving. The spur line is
almost completed. This rail line
was necessary to bring in aggre-
gate, which is used to make the
concrete lighter. Mr. Sanger said
with the rail spur line they can
import raw materials, as well as
export finished buildings.
If the rail line and other site


improvements cost more than the
amount of the grant, Mr. Sanger
has agreed to pay the difference.
The county also agreed to give,
the plant a 10-year break on ad
valorem taxes based on the num-
ber of employees and their wages.
At first, the plant will hire 400 to
500 people. But when the plant is
in full operation, Mr. Sanger said it
would employ 1,200 to 1,300 peo-
ple. Their average wage would be
$39,000.
Mr. Sanger plans to hire as
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plant to form a housing complex
for his employees.
Mr. Sanger is entering an agree-
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ty College (IRCC) to train people
in the building trades in order to
ensure a large enough skilled
labor force.
The plant will consist of 18 pro-
duction lines, each one will be
1,200 feet in length and capable of
creating a building a day.
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Community Events


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, vehicle,
horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

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 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 donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit theirweb site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
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 pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. 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 Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


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.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We, offer free, and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If
you would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/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
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -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.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library at (863) 763-3536.


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Briefs

Garbage pick-up will be one day behind
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday, Jan. 1.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: 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 Satur-
day, Dec. 30.
The schedule for the week of New Year's Day will be: Monday, Jan.
1, will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 2; Tuesday, Jan. 2, will be picked up
Wednesday, Jan. 3; Wednesday, Jan. 3, will be picked up Thursday, Jan.
4; Thursday, Jan. 4, will be picked up Friday, Jan. 5; and Friday, Jan. 5,
will be picked up Saturday, Jan. 6.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-
clables.

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to emer-
gency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for the
name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okeechobee,
the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their phone
number is (863) 462-5225.

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families and
individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in \x which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) ,763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
aboutthe Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its % ebsite at www.rurde&l.usdagov/pa.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard AuxiliaryFlotilla 57 in Okee-
chobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxiliary's
programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.








The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Register
Want more out of life? Go for it
with a college degree or certifi-
cate from Indian River Communi-
ty College. IRCC will reopen after
Winter Break on Wednesday,
Jan.3, and Thursday, Jan.4 is the
last day to register without a late
fee. Spring Semester 2007 classes
will begin on Monday, Jan.8 at
IRCC campuses in Fort Pierce,
Vero Beach, Stuart, Okeechobee
and St. Lucie West.
.IRCC offers degree programs
for university transfer, career train-
ing and dozens of courses for pro-


for IRCC
fessional and personal develop-
ment. A wide variety of online
courses are available, as well as
"blended" courses combining the
convenience of online learning
with classroom instruction. Regis-
ter online at www.ircc.edu or call
1-866-866-4722 beginning Jan.3
for more information.
Prepare for career in emer-
gency management
The IRCC Emergency Adminis-
tration and Management Program
offers a comprehensive selection
of courses in emergency manage-


spring c
ment, disaster relief, humanitari-
an assistance and post-disaster
reconstruction training for all
those interested in serving the
community and nation.
A highlight of the program will
be an intensive two-week interna-
tional field training exercise. Stu-
dents will engage in a "mock dis-
aster" related to earthquake
response in the Eastern European
country of Macedonia. The May
event will include workshops and
practical training in security,
health, negotiation and media-


classes, deadline is Jan. 4


tion, and reconstruction. Guest
lecturers from aid agencies and
international organizations will-
share their experiences and
expertise.
The Emergency Administra-
tion and Management Program
provides training for law
enforcement, fire science and
paramedic personnel as well as
-introductory courses for those
preparing to pursue careers in
emergency management and
homeland security or who want
to become expert volunteers in


Obituaries


Cheryll A. Sutton
Cheryll A. Sutton, age 68, of
Okeechobee died Dec. 22, 2006, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Fort. Pierce. Mrs. Sutton
was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Cleve-
land, Ohio to Raymond and
Dorothy Bassett. She was a home-
maker, loving
mother and.
wife, and a
devout
Catholic having
come to Okee- -
chobee from --
Southington,
Ohio in 1983.
She was an
artist, excep- Cheryll A.
tional cook, Sutton
loved to read,
"surf the net"
and volunteered at the Senior Cen-
ter. She was a very giving person,
willing to help her friends and
family without reservation. Being
touched by God, she touched oth-
ers.
Mrs. Sutton was preceded in
death by her daughter, Katherine
Marie.
She is survived by her lifelong
partner, Howard Sutton of Okee-
chobee; sons, Jeffrey R. (Linda
Metz) Sutton of Saint Paul, Minn.
and Dennis L. (Laura) Sutton of
Monroe, N.C.; daughter, Jennifer
Lynn (Hans) Kihn of Okeechobee;
five grandchildren; one great
grandchild; two brothers, Rick
(Toni) Bassett of Stell, Ill. and Tim-
othy Bassett of Cleveland, Ohio;
sister, Jackie (Richard) Miller of
Sandusky, Ohio.
A memorial service will be'
held at 6 p.m.. Thursday, Dec. 28,
2006, at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made. Fot information
contact Bass Funefal Home at
(863) 763-2111'
Friends may sign .the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass. Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Cremalory.
Elsie Mae Welder
Elsie Mae Welder, age 77 of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Dec.
S24, 2006, at the Hospice Hamrick
Home of Okeechobee. She was
born Sept. 8, 1929, in Okee-
chobee. After residing in .Fort
Pierce, Melbourne and Jack-
sonville, she returned to Okee-
chobee to live in her childhood
home for the past 13 years. She
was a homemaker and enjoyed
crafts and exhibiting them at craft
shows.
Mrs. Welder is survived by her
loving husband of 56 years,
William S. Welder of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Cheryl Cer-
vola and companion, Julie of Palm
Bay, Barbara (James) Estep of
.Melbourne; sister, Iris (Jack)
McPherson of Tallahassee; grand-
children, Amy Camilo of Palm
Bay, Laurie Blake of Riverview,
William Estep of Rockledge; great


grandchildren, Abriana and
Rayana Camilo of Palm Bay;
Alyssa, Alayna and Kaylee Blake of
Riverview.
Visitation will be held at Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel, 110
N.E. Fifth Street on Friday, Dec. 29,
2006 from 10 until 11 a.m. Ser-
vices will be held on Friday, Dec.
29, 2006, at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Elmer E "Punch" Vann
Elmer F. Vann, age 89, of Okee-
chobee died Dec. 25, 2006, at
Okeechobee. Mr. Vann was born
Dec. 8, 1917, in Vero Beach to
David Wilson and Annie Vann. He
retired after 30 years with South
Florida Flood Control District. He
came to Okeechobee from West
Palm Beach in 2002. Mr. Vann.
proudly served our country in the
U.S. Army during WWII. His
favorite saying was, "Old pump
men never die they just lose their
prime."
Mr. Vann was preceded in
death by his wife, Julia Vann in
1991.
He is survived by his son,
Richard (Pamela) Vann of West
Palm Beach; three daughters,
Carol (Wayne) Layman of Stuart,
Pamela (John) Brundage of Chip-
ley, and Julia (Wallace) Houston
of Leesburg, Ga.; nine grandchil-
dren and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 until
11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Friday,
Dec. 29, 2006, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel. Private interment
will follow,
Friends may sign the. guest
book at wwwv.bassokeechobeelu-
neralhome.com:.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.


SWanda Beck
\\anda Beck, age 67 of Moore
Haven, died Saturday, Dec. 23,
2006. Born July 5, 1939 in Moore
Haven, she was a lifetime resident
of Moore Haven. She was a home-
maker and a member of the First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven..
She is preceded in death by. her
husband, Theodore Beck and
daughter, Julie Warren.
Survivors include her sons;
Charlie Beck of Moore Haven,
David (Donna) Thomas of Okee-
chobee, .Joey Beck of Moore
Haven, and David (Evelyn) Beck
of Jacksonville; daughters, Vickie
(Lynn) Walker of Lake Placid,
Carol Beck of Moore Haven,
Donna (Dave) Palladino of Moore
Haven and Jennifer Beck of Moore
Haven. She is also survived by a
host of 25 grandchildren and 26
great grandchildren and a sister,
Edith Lathem of Kansas City, Kan.
Visitation will be Wednesday,
Dec. 27,2006 from 1 until 2 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven with interment at Ortona
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Juan Landaverde
Juan Landaverde, age 62, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Dec.
25, 2006. Born July 24, 1944 in
Queretaro, Mexico he has been a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past seven years. He was a mem-
ber of the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.
Mr. Landaverde is survived by
his sons, Fernando and Juan J.
Landaverde of Okeechobee;
daughters,, Rosaelia, Landaviende
of. Querataro, Mexico, Carolina
Laridaverde, Pureza Landaverde,
Olivia Landaverde and Herendira
Landaverde all of Okeechobee. In
addition, he is survived by a host


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SPRAYING: This is response to the article in the Speak Out column
about spraying on Dec. 22. First of all you are not a fisherman. If you
were you would know everything I said is true. I didn't say anything
about the water level. I and most fishermen know that lowering the
water level encourages plant growth and gives fish a place to spawn.
What I said was that as soon as the plants start to grow they are
sprayed. Now, you tell me how the fish are ever going to come back?
And so far as telling our friends what great fishermen we are, if you
were a fisherman you would know better. Specks are kind of stupid.
All you have to do is get a minnow or a jig in front of them and they will
hit it. And about the millions we spend here, just ask the Chamber of
Commerce or business places or look around at all the trailer parks.
You know better.

PITIFUL: It is really pitifulto be rebuilding Iraq and Iran and all these
other foreign countries, especially when I see on the news some poor
little old people who are stacked up in shelters because they are kick-
ing them out of FEMA trailers. When we don't take care of our own
people, something is wrong with the United States of America. Then, I
watched Bush and Lady Bush get on an airplane going to Cathp David.
We need to take care of our own first and let the other people take care
of themselves. We don't need to be over there.

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Community Events

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) 763-6-164.

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.

Florida Boys to be in concert
The Florida Boys Quartet will be in concert~on Sunday, Jan. 14,
2007,.at 2:30 p.m. at the Church ol the Nazarene'His House Fellow -
ship, 425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-7113.

Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will spon-
sor the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Monday, Jan.
15. The march will start at 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown School and pro-
ceed to the Park Street gazebo, where a speech will be heard. The
line up for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the First Bap-
tist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and will follow the traditional
parade route, starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the marchers will
return to Douglas Brown School where there will be activities. To
place an entry in the parade such as a group on foot, horseback,
bikes, a float or vehicle contact George Robertson at (863) 610-
0973 or Bertha Boswell at (863) 763-4823.

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.

AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, and
Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church fellowship hall at the corner of.Chobee Loop and
S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to complete
the course. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your
Florida auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon
completion of class. For information and reservations, call Mrs. D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763-0351.




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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5,until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For 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.
Thursday
Tantie 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.
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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-.
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow..
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996;
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m For information, call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7,
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and 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 for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice, 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 N.W. Second St. This'will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807. .. '
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or
comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN. .
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
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)
385-6671.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church. 200 N.W. Second Si. This 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. This will be an open speaker meeting..
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped.
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tioi. contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting 8 Until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It will
be:a closed discussion.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This 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.
Monday
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-
4780.
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 organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.


Community Events.

Wmter Festin BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will host
Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27,2007, from9a.m. until p.m. For inforrna
tion, contact Beverlyat (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 slatedfor 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.


Community Events

Church hosting Christmas coffee
The ladies of Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a.Christmas coffee on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
There will be a brief sharing of the true meaning of Christmas. Child-
care will be provided. For information, call Stacy at (863) 763-5675.
Oakview plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., will hold a special New
Year's Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m.
Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book '"A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, relation-
ships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime with men.
Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the event being
sponsored by Dra Ministries, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. The event
will be held in the conference room at The Flamingo Motel, 4101 U.S.
441 S. There will be drawings for gifts and refreshments. For informa-
tion, call MaryTolbertat (863) 484-0847.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding a
first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an infant/child
CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9 p.m.; and an adult CPR
class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register for one of
these classes, call ,(863) 763-2488.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and'is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. -
Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard sale on',
Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated
items are needed and proceeds benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321
or (863) 697-1995.
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 Second St All lev-
els of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demonstration on
the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbooking and card-making
projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with your scrap-
booking 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) 467-0290.
BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 W. will
have an all-ou-can-eal 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
Council will present "Voice of the Everglades: MarjoryStoneman Dou-
glas" 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 president 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.
Hospice board of directors tomneet
The board of directors for Hospice of Okeechobee will hold their
annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held
at the new Hospice residence, The Hamrick Home, at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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, frorri 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 wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration and
orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 9,2007. There will be 11 weeks of classes
that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each Tuesday from 9
until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519.
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
Florida," 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.

Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will wel-
come Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services on Sunday,


Jan.21, 2007, at 8,9:30 and 11 am. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 22, at
6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 23. at 6:30 p.m.; and a special youth program
on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Rev. Duckworth is a
general evangelist for the Western North Carolina Conference of the
United Methodist Church. He was a church pastor and lay speaker
prior to becoming a full time evangelist.

CCC wonrt 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)
357-9980.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 27,2006


OPINION







SPORTS


J.J. Hirst continues to shine at Stetson University


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School grad-
uate John (J.J.) Hirst has been
making a name for himself in
NCAA Division I college basket-
ball.
He is the first O.H.S. graduate
to receive a Division I basketball
scholarship.
Hirst averaged over 23 points
and 14 rebounds as a Brahman.
He was named second-team All-
State and was the FCAC District 14
Player of the Year. As a junior he
was instrumental in taking Okee-
chobee to the state playoff for the
first time in 14 years. He was
named as an MVP three times,
and was selected to the all-district
and Treasure Lake Conference
teams.
He set single-season school
records for 357 rebounds and 104
free throws. He also set career
school records with 259 free
throws, 225 blocks and shot 63
percent from the field. He was
also a member of the Brahman
cross-country, track and tennis
teams.
As a freshman at Stetson, he
played in all 27 games making

OHS Winter

Sports
Schedules

Lady Brahmans soccer
(JV time is listed first, followed by
varsity time)
2007
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll 4/6 p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Conference-
TBA
Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
2007
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial Dual at
SCHS- 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tourna-
ment at Vero Beach 10 a.m.
Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tourna-
ment (JV) at OHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual Tour-
nament at MCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tourna-
ment at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Conference
:at OHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Du l~t.{BH i
- 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tournament
at PCHS in Lakeland 10 a.m.
Jan. 27: Girls State Tournament at
Kissimmee 10 a.m.
** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast Dual at
OHS 7 p.m.
:Feb. 3: District Tournament at
South Fork 10 a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tournament-
Palm Bay noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon
,**Parent and Senior Night

Lady Brahmans
basketball
(JV times are. first followed by var-
sity times)
Dec. 28: Forest Hill for Christmas
Tournament TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christmas
Tournament TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for Christmas
Tournament TBA
2007 -
Jan. 3: John Carroll 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 8: vs. Fort Pierce Westwood -
5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 12: at Inlet Grove-JFK Middle
School 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 18: at Glades Central 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Conference
Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 30: District tournament at For-
est Hill 4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament- at For-
est Hill 7 p.m.
Feb. 3: Championship round of
Districts at Forest Hill 7 p.m.

Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen, jun-
ior varsity and varsity)
2006
Dec. 27-30: at @ Gulfshore
Shootout in Naples TBA
2007
Jan. 4: vs. Westwood 4:30/6/7:30
p.m.
Jan. 9: vs. Suncoast 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
Jan. 13: at John Carroll 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 16: at Forest Hill 4:30/6/7:30


p.m.
Jan. 19: vs. Glades Central -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23: vs. Lincoln Park -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26: vs. Glades Day 6/7:30
p.m.
Jan. 30: RTeasure Lake Conference
Tournament home 6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1: vs. St. Edwards (senior
night) 4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-10: District Tournament at
Jensen Beach TBA
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: State Finals in Lake-
land TBA


Okeechozbee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee graduate John (J.J.) Hirst (left) spent his some
of his Christmas break working with his Brahman senior
brother Stephen Hirst (center) and 13-year old Timmy Hirst,
and the Brahman basketball team.


one start and scoring his first
career points in the season opener
against Flagler. He had four
rebounds against the University of
Florida and played 16 minutes in
his first start against Florida State.
His season statistics show that he
made 18-of-39 field goal attempts
and 7-of-14 free throw attempts.
In his sophomore year, he


played in all 32 games and started
12 times. He made 35-of-91 from
the floor and 21-of-31 from the
charity stripe.
As the Hatters prepared for
2006-07 season, Hirst's jaw was
accidentally broken by a freshman
team mate. He missed the Hatters'
first seven games, but has fully
recovered and is coming back
strong. During his shortened


Christmas break two-and-half-
days Hirst spent his days in the
Brahman gym practicing his shoot-
ing and working with the Brahman
team before returning to Stetson
for a Dec. 30 game against Savan-
nah State. He also had the opportu-
nity to work with his two brothers,
Brahman senior starter Stephen
Hirst and 13-year old, seventh grad-
er Timmy Hirst.
Having to think five plays ahead,
overall ball movement and playing
against future Hall of Famers were
among the greatest differences he
has experienced between high
school and college ball.
He is an honor student with a
3.7 grade point average, majoring
in physical therapy and is already
thinking about applying to attend
graduate school.
The only monkey wrench in his
plan is the fact that several Euro-
pean professional teams are
watching him. One is in Brazil and
the other is in Sweden.
"It would be a difficult decision
for me if something did develop,"
stated Hirst.'
In all the towns and cities that
Hirst has visited with the Hatter
team, he still loves Okeechobee.
"I still like Okeechobee. It is
cleaner, homier and friendlier than
most places I've been," smiled Mr.


Hirst. great school that takes academies
As for Stetson, Hirst would rec- seriously. Its law and business pro-
ommend it whole-heartedly for grams are top notch. It's tough, but
law and business students. "It is a well worth it," he said.



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Theatre seeks actors and gospel singers


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT) is seeking perform-
ers for its spring production, which
will be the comedy, "Dearly
Beloved," by Jessie Jones,
Nicholas Hope, and Jamie
Wooten.
Roles to be filled for this unique
play include not only the usual act-
ing roles, but also three women
who can perform as a talented
gospel trio.
Auditions are open to anyone
who has a desire to act, and will be
held on Jan, 2 and 4 at 7 p.m., each
evening at the theatre located on
S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh,
Street, immediately behind the
Golden Corral Restaurant. No pre-
vious acting experience is neces-
sary. Individuals interested in audi-
tioning need only attend one of the
two nights.
"The audition process is very
,beginner friendly," says OCT coor-
dinator-director, Ron Hayes. "For

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the new officers was held on Dec.
21. :
The new officers are President,
Lorayne Johnson; First Vice,
Georgia Gerren; Second Vice,
Barbara Watford; Secretary, Anita
Yoder; Treasurer, Kathy Tomey;
and, Chaplain, Delores Anchors.
All Shriners' wives, mothers,
sisters, daughters, stepdaughters
and granddaughters are invited to
come join in the fun and fellow-
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prospective cast members will
simply be asked to read passages
that will help us determine who
best fits the types of characters
called for in the play."
Roles to be filled include seven
women and four men, with all per-
formers ranging in age from late
teens up to the sixties or seventies.
There are no children's parts in this
production. Appearance is more
important than actual age in the
casting process, since make-up,
wigs, and costuming will be used
to assure that the people, selected
look appropriate for their parts.
"One special need for this play
is three women ranging in age
from 30s to 50s, who, along with
their comic acting ability, can also
perform as part of a ladies' gospel
trio," says Hayes.
"Three of the ladies in the play
are supposed to.be former mem-
bers of a well-known gospel


group, and must be able to harmo-
nize and sing a good southern
gospel number. Those who are
auditioning for one of those parts
will be asked to demonstrate their
vocal ability by singing a short tune
of their choice without, any pre-
pared accompaniment," he says.
"Try-outs for other available roles
will not require any singing."
The play is a follow-up to the
comedy "Dearly Departed," which
was performed by the OCT several
years ago. That production,
according to Hayes, is probably
the funniest the theatre group has
presented in its 28 years. It fol-
lowed a dysfunctional southern
family through the process of plan-
ning a funeral after the death of its
patriarch. The play was later
brought to the big screen under
the title "Kingdom Come," starring
Whoopie Goldberg.
"Dearly Belos ed(," written by
one of the same playwrights, is set


in Texas, .and again involves a
somewhat dysfunctional southern
family. This time, however, they
are planning. a big-production
wedding. On the surface, it seems
like a much happier situation, but
problems complicate matters
along the way.
Performances of "Dearly
Beloved" are scheduled for early
March. Advanced tickets will go on
sale sometime in February.
Anyone wishing further infor-
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atre group itself, may call. Ron or
Jacque Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
The Okeechobee Community
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amateur performers, now in its
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The wedding was held at Okee-
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the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her father and mother.
The church was decorated with
gardenias, orchids, roses and
organza.
The bride wore a white, high-
waisted, long-sleeved gown with
pearl beading and lace cutouts.
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veil and headpiece had pearl
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gardenias, blue/purple orchids and
roses.
Bridesmaids were Jennifer
Rhymes of Okeechobee; Jessica
Smith of Okeechobee and Kathryn
Chaplin of Stuart.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Winners chosen in Festival of Trees contest


A panel of independent judges
reviewed each of the decorated
Christmas trees submitted to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee's annual Festi-
val of Trees. The event raises funds
to support hospice patient care
here in Okeechobee, including
.services offered in The Hamrick
Home.
Hospice of Okeechobee pro-
vides medical care and support
services to individuals with a life-
limiting illness. The not-for-profit
organization has been serving the
local community for the past 23
years. Rhonda Peterman, Festival
of Trees coordinator states, "I
would like to congratulate the win-
ners for the seventh annual Festival
* of the Trees judging contest and to
thank everyone for the creative
ideas expressed in the beautiful
trees and other Christmas items
that were submitted."
This year's first place winner
was by Coldwell Banker & Berger
Real Estate. The tree was called
Welcome to the Lake. Second
place was awarded to Kelly &
Logan Stanton for their tree enti-
tled Gator Fans. The Corvette Club
took third place for their tree titled
Cruising through the Holidays.
-Additional winners in special
categories include the following
trees: (winners of each category
listed in order from first place to
third place). The Most Elegant tree
was awarded to Yachette Club,
Co-Op Antiques, and Martha's
House. Winners in the Trees by


Children category were the Barn v p. .. ,'-' '. . -:-- .
Yard Buddies, Madison Danielle
Schneider and Timothy Michael .
Schneider. In the Best Themes cat- i
egory, the winning trees were
donated by Rustic Ranch, Pre- A2.V
ferred Properties, and RJ Gators.
The Most Inspirational trees were
submitted by Debbie Copley, Patty
Jager and Carol Elnicki, Xin- '.--- i-
uomega, Okeechobee Landfill, .
and Rachael Holt were the winm
ners in the Most Liked category.
The Most Original tree goes to
Senior Services Adults Arts and
Crafts, Palm Village Ranches, and
Sean Hacker. New Endeavor,High
School, Rebekah Bishop, and
Egretta Wells won in the Most Fun
category. The Most Creative tree
winners were donated by Master -
Gardeners, Seacoast Bank and
Daughters of the American Revo- ,.
lution..
Ms. Peterman states, "It was
nearly impossible for our judges
to arrive at a decision. All of the
trees were so clever and beautiful.
We are very grateful to the com-
munity for their support. Okee-
chobee truly has some very cre-
ative people living here!" Ms. .
Peterman noted that the Festival of
Trees raised enough funds to
cover 41 days o( patient care for a
patient without insurance at The
Hamrick Home. If you would like Submitted photo
further information on Hospice of Kathy Godwin of Preferred Properties took second place for
Okeechobee, you can contact her tree in the "Best Themes" category at the Festival of
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By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
Martha's House had a very
merry Christmas thanks to all of the
individuals and businesses who
found it in their hearts to become
their Christmas Angels and donate
gifts and money to the families that
are residing at Martha's House.
There were currently four moth-
ers and nine children that celebrat-
ed Christmas together. The group
also had a traditional Christmas din-
ner with ham and all the trimmings.
Crystal Royal,, the shelter direc-
tor had a goal of being able to give
each child five to ten presents and
give the mothers some presents as


well. This year she was able to meet
that goal due to the overwhelming
response from the community.
Martha's House is a non-profit,
organization serving victims of
domestic violence and other
women and children in distress.
Each child received a brand new
bike or tricycle and more. Each
mother received gifts making it a
great Christmas for the families.
Martha's House would like to
thank all the Christmas Angels for
supporting the families within their
program.
\\"What a Merry Christmas, I am
so thankful from the bottom of my
heart for the community showing
the true Christmas spirit. On behalf


of the.families I want to express my
extreme gratitude to all the individ-
uals and families for all their sup-
port," said Ms. Royal.
The following businesses and
individuals donated gifts: J & S Fish
Camp, Happy Hour, The Office Bar
and Grill, VFW South Post, Good
Spirits, Iron Eagle, \T'W Buckhead,
Butch's Fish Camp, Century 21-
Horizon Properties, Raulerson Hos-
pital-OR and Outpatient, Okee-
chobee Community Health Care,
Toys for Tots, Mike and Marcy Cor-
win, Shirle\ Johnson, Mike and
Darlene M.Iers, Blue Cypress Red
Hats, Phyllis Folkens, Beverley Slat-
tery and the Okeechobee High
School Beta Club.


The following business and indi-
viduals donated monetary gifts:
James and Cheryl Benoit, J & S Tav-
ern, Iron Eagle, Office Bar and Grill,
,\al-Mart, Tucahoe Motorcycle
Club and Mark Goodbread.
For more in formation about
Martha's House or to receive servic-
es please contact their 24 hour hot-
line (863) 763-0202. They can pro-
vide an emergency safe shelter,
counseling and education, sell-sul-
ficiericy assistance;.help in obtain-
ing legal, medical and financial aid,
victim advocacy, children's advoca-
cy, information and referral, out-
reach programs, community and
law enforcement training and the
Speakers Bureau


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Hospice Volunteer of the Year reflects on changes


Florence Oake has beril.he Vol-
unteer of the Year for H6pice- b.
Okeechobee during m"fie.,olf
tremendous change for the organi-
zation. "When I
first started to .
volunteer here
the building at '
411 SE 4th
Street was the
hospice office. I .
loved working
there. Now it is
a home The
Hamrick Florence
Home. I love Oake
volunteering
there even bet-
ter!" Mrs. Oake explains enthusias-
tically.
"If you stop by The Hamrick
Home, you have a good chance of
being greeted by Florence at the
door. She will always meet you with
a big smile and is ready to do any-


thing asked ol her," Rhonda Peter-
man, Hospice'Volunteer'Coordina-
tor explains. "1 think it was most
appropriate that Florence was our
reigning Volunteer of the Year during
the year that \%e opened The Ham-
rick Home. She is such a loving per-
son," Ms. Peterman went on to say.
When asked to describe how
she feels about volunteering for
Hospice of Okeechobee, Mrs. Oake
states, "A volunteer must have love
and caring for the patients and the
staff. I have felt. very loved and


appreciated for what I have done
for hospice.-The Hamrick Home is
a building that just emits love. The
care is terrific there. There are not
enough good words to describe it
adequately. The meals are just like
home. The staff is very professional
and so loving. The patients and
their families alike are treated with
the utmost respect and sensitivity. I
am a retired nurse and I can say
with authority that the patients are
getting the best care possible. They
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Every year, each member of the Dolphin Pod at Osceola Middle School contributes money
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Hospice of Okeechobee
opened The Hamrick Home last
July. Almost six months have
passed and the organization has
seen a tremendous increase in
demand for the services that it
offers. Hospice provides medical,
care and support services to indi-
viduals with a life limiting illness,
Lisa Blackman, Hospice CEO, is
enthusiastic in describing this
growth: "We have already helped
as many individuals in the last half
of 2006 as we did in all of 2005.
That means that we have doubled
the number of people that we are
serving!" .
Ms. Blackman does not feel that
all of this growth is because of the
services that Hospice of Okee-
chobee now offers in The Hamrick
Home. "Approximately one third of
the individuals who come to us for
help are choosing to move into The


Hamrick Home. The other two
thirds are asking us to provide our
special kind of caring in their own
homes. Our goal is to keep our
patients as comfortable as.possi-
ble, so that they can remain at
home with their loved ones. When
this is not possible, The Hamrick
Home is the next best thing to your
own home" Ms. Blackman
explained.
Ms. Blackman notes "We have
tripled that amount of patient care
staff. Hospice of Okeechobee is
known for providing quality care.
We have been very attentive to
assuring that, as we expand our
services, we do so with a loving and,
knowledgeable staff. I am so proud
of all our nurses, nurse's aides,
social workers and volunteers. You
could not find a more dedicated
and compassionate group."
Increased staffing patterns


come at a cost though. "The com-
munity has been most supportive
of this undertaking" Blackman
notes in describing the opening of
The Hamrick Home. She notes that
hospices are not paid anything
additional from Medicare for servic-
es offered in a hospice residence.
"Hospices must assure that they
have the full support of the commu-
nity that they serve in order to open
a hospice residence like The Ham-
rick Home," Ms. Blackman said.
Those. who would like to
donate to Hospice of Okeechobee
can do so by stopping by The Ham-
rick Home, at 411 S.E. Fourth
Street, in person. Alternatively a
check can be mailed to P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973-1548.
All donations will be used to fund
patient care here in Okeechobee.
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(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy, Open 24 Hours




HORIZON PROPERTIES
Brian A. Hurst ,
REALTOR'
561 602 6283
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(772)878-8499
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Handyman Service
Pressure Cleaning
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Independent Career Agent
HEALTH LIFE DENTAL
6650 W. Indiantown Road
Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 301-3946 Cellular



LAND SERVICES
* Light Land
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Debris Removal
Tree Trimming ,'-'..
Stump Grinding
(863) 634-6982
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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS
Licensed.& Insured Gary Champion
Lic.#oo15A 863-763-2992


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For Info Call
763-7202


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNAs HHA C'mpanin
Ba.th Transportation
Housekeeping
Bnd & Inmd Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 5h St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863 467 6399
NOW HIRING CAREGIVERS


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State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com



CHOBEE UTS

863-763-8485
FREE ESTIMATES!
Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Don Hayes, Manager,
Lic. # 1355


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vo 763-5959 "
Service Repair Remodel
Your Personal Plumber
SAfter Hours
Emergency Service
SAvailable
State Reg. #RF11067148
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111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224

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ji TGerald Karns
|f Tractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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1-888-786-5868
Lifetime Coatings
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016



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(863) 697-1280



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(863) 763 3127


Coral Pools. Inc.

Improve your quality
of life... Get A Pool!
You supply the water,
power & land... We supply
everything else!
(772) 567-1125 (772) 501-0211
885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
(83) 467-8232
6315 US Highway 441 SE



JONES
EQUIPMENT
SWe Do Trailer Repairs
All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,
(Haulmark.I .
4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


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Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions'
Mark's Satellites, inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
"Let Us Link You To The World"
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net



Free Notary
Fax & Copy Serviee
No Cost as Well
To the Public

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(Inside Accurate Insurance)


RON~DEE'S
Minor Repairs

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


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


Berger Insurance
Services, Inc.

We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www.Bergerlnsurance.comr
(863) 763-6411 '


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


PRINTING* RUBBER STAMPS,* MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS -LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
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SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
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Website: www.tucker group.com

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Chinese Restaurant
Surroundings:
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feeling and friendly service.
Lunch Favorites:
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specials, or Luncheon Specials
from the menu served with
your choice of soup or Egg Roll
and Fried Rice.
Dinner Favorites:
All You Can Eat Buffet, or you
can select many choices from
our menu.
Location:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee
In the Publix Shopping Center
Hours:
Monday through Thursday,
11 am. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday,
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone:
(863) 357-7777


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Served 11am -10pm
Twin Lobster Tail $29.95
and Filet Oscar $25.95
Restaurant Open Daily 11:00 am. 11:00 p.m.
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Early Bird Specials
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 22,
through Thursday, Dec. 28, are as
follows:
Theatre -"Rocky Balboa"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Night at the
Museum"(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 and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and
575 .videos. Prepare a paper on:
comparative religion,. a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or:a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as.school and
-public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library
is staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednes -
day evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Contact Doris Entry at (863)
467-1548.

Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River ComUtihity Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education,,GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth.
Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic
education/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 through
Wednesday, from 5:30,until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary;
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tues-
day and Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m.

Library hosting


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

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


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


IRS PUBLIC AUCTION Unim-
proved real estate of 4.8
acres to be auctioned Janu-
ary 11th at 10:00am in Na-
ples, FL. Visit:
www.irssales.gov or contact
Sharon W. Sullivan,
(954)423-7743.

LEATHER JACKET- Super
Bowl XXXVIIII (39) vic of Par-
rot & 6th Ave. Call to ID con-
tents (863)357-7591
MARE & COLT- Call Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Ag Unit
@ (863)674-4630 If you had
lost Mare & Colt.

FOUR WHEELERS(2): Honda
Ranchers, 4x4, 350's. 1 red w/
elec shift. 1 orange w/ foot shift.
$500 reward! 239-250-2205
SET OF KEYS- Vicinity of
Orange Ave. & 308th St.
Please call (863)763-8944
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

BABY HAMSTERS: Free Too
good home. (863)80.1-3942
COCKATIEL w/cage, free to
good home. Moving and
can't take it with me. Please
call me @ 239-564-8232.
KERR BULL MASTIFF MIXED
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& friendly. Free to good
homess. 863-537-1203
ORGAN- Gulbransen, needs
tuning, inclds 2 manuals, full
pedals, FREE, you must haul
(863)675-1583
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most successful sales-
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60+, Male, Ballroom/Coun-
try Dancer, Call for more In-
formation (863)763-2773
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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dedicated to preserving un-
developed land in western
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Address letters for extra In-
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ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
863-467-7700
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 CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
(877)882-6537.
COOL JOB!
Now hiring 10 sharp Guys &
Gals to work in a Rock-N-Roll
blue jean environment. Travel
to LA, NY and other major
cities. We represent Fashion,
Sports & Music publications.
Earn $500-$700 per week
after training. Call Gary at
1-866-298-0163
Diesel Mechanic; Sunstate
Carriers is needing a me-
chanic to perform PM's and
light maintenance on compa-
ny equipment Benefits in-
clude Health
Insurance,401K,paid vaca-
tion and holiday call
(800)866-5050 ask for To-
ny.


Needed for Home
Medical Company
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experience
preferred but will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to:
863-763-5191 or call
Angel 863-763-7337
DFWP/EOE
Driver ASAP
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus $0 Lease NEW
Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
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.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.
Express Tax Service is look-
ing for a full-time TAX PRE-
PARER. Apply in person at:
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GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
tional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req. THE WAG-
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(912)571-9668 OR
866)413-3074.


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Ib-MANAGEMENT

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

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


DRIVER

NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


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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


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ECMHSP in search of qualified Bus Drivers for Okeechobee I

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),
wilh P & 5 endjorsement. 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, EOE, ADA, License # C150K0005.


Start a new carccr in the much needed held of-
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality A.-i-.sant ou_,e training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facilit- and become a CNA .in 4 eeks. Next
class begins s xn Instructor RN/'eperiEnced 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
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
am/Fee Req.
TAX PREPARER
For a busy Okeechobee Tax
Office. Excellent top pay for
the right individual. Great
work setting. No evenings.
Apply in person at:
One Stop Carder Center
863.462.5350
We've raised pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Strong consistent
freight 95% no touch! Pre-
planned freight! $.43 per
mile HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-.
landexpress.com.

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for people to help advertise
our business. Please call for
details. 863-357-8283.
Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!






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Interior and Exterior Old & New
Ph. (863) 763-14 CeUPh. (863)261-3536
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Garages Seawalls
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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
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore. if you
call a number out of your
area, use caulion.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410.
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance' 430
Medical Servicee435



ELDERLY CARE:
Provided in a Loving Home
by expenenced RN
Only 1 openinQ remaining,
Call 863-801-9497



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliolts Qui. Flob
419WS Park
Call (8363)763-5553
!Restaurants


HIrm of Okecohbe's ONilf
OBSCENE Rue Bef Smnadwichl

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BAR & GRILL
DAIlVLUNCHSPECIALS
All Beer N-o.PEN

BroastedWhl an
(863) 467-8231
6315 UiS 3 y.441S.E.



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
aers are more e suc-
casmul people


JOHN'S TOWING
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call863-763-7976

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
.Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Iets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 875
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
-Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325
POPCORN QUILT, Lovely, An-
tique, 6'x8', Appraised @
$500, asking $400.
(407)436-1365


DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
(863)357-7136
DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like new! $250 for both, will
sep. (863)634-2514
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
(863)634-2514


Employment
Full Time 0205


antiques

sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style furniture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl

located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-9917


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


Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solid wood
$150(863)467-4572.
BEDRM SUITE: Qu. Sz., Rustic
Ranch, Brand new! Paid
$3800, Now $1000. Must go
by 1/9th (863)634-9634
CHINA CABINET- For Buffet,
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
and shelf with light, $35
(863)763-1997
COACH, MICROFIBER: Sec-
tional. Tan. Like new condi-
tionl $500. (863)634-5943
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or best offer. (863)467-1532
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
$200. (561)261-0766
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbl & 6 chairs,
Brand new dbl. bed/mattress.
$1000 for all! (863)447-0921

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
20..Rechner. i2f7up
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,-


HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
offer (863)467-4871
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
SOFA, LEATHER, Brown, $300
or best offer. (863)634-9634
Must go by January 9th.
SWIVEL ROCKER/RECLINER:
High back, beige. $150.
(863)357-8788
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large $100
(863)612-5457
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
(863)467-4572



GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital
score, (2) pro velvet grips,
like new, $150
(863)763-6369
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete 'canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new cond.l
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150.863-946-3123


COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
Remington 700PSS
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 -$300
Model 351PD -$375
(561)951-8767
RIFLE: M1 Carbine 330 cal.,
Replica, Made by Thompson
Machine Gun. $650. Call
Okee (863)610-0632



AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV,
already assembled w/video.
Pd. $199, never used. Asking
$125. (863)697-6472
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
863-675-2822.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer. (863)467-6088
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV:
Very good. $50. or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE- GE, Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 months, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
$125 (863)612-5457


BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good onadiijn $35.
(863)763-0634



DISCOVERING STATISTICS-
College book, 2nd edition,
great condition, $80
(863)763-3334



STEEL BUILDING CLEARANCE
SPECIALS!...Manufacturer
direct at substantially dis-
counted prices. Withstand
high wind and heavy snow.
Limited quantities. For SPE-
CIALS, call Pioneer.
(800)668-5422 or www.pio-
neersteel.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100,x
12' -= $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



CHAIN LINK GATE- 4 ft. with
good latch and all hardware
20 (863)467-1642
GARAGE DOORS- White,
Brand new, 10 x 12, $600
(863)675-9237
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778 Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
SProfioal
Installation qf Storm-
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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



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


HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
(863)763-0367


BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
(863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
(863)634-5038



COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
fLKURNT Meffal

CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
$150 (863)357-3240
Shop from a gift catalog
tfat's updated regularly:
thi classlfleds.


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
message
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
sage.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
-or high paying Aviajion
Mjrilenance Career. FAA ap-
aroved program Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
financial Aid if qualified. Call
lb6i8l88-2121 www onli-
ieTdewiaterTeCrI.cuom.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868..
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977. -
Great Florida Real Estate Auc-
tion 38+ properties at auc-
tion Many selling absolute,
regardless of price. Houses,
Condos, Farms, Acreage,
Commercial, Healih Food
Store, Marina, Buildring Ii)l,
Duplexes! All to 6,e sord jan
13fh-Jan. 17th. Vistr
www.CampenAuctions.com
for details or call Ben Camp-
en Auctioneers
(352)505-0560 or
S866)633-4460 Lic RE Bro-
ker AU201AB2118.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.,
NO STATE INCOME TAX! Low
property taxes, Four Sea-
sons, Southern Hospitality,
Tennessee Lakefronts start-
ing under $100,000 Views
Properties from $25,000
Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com (1248).
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS 3.5 acres on the
headwaters of Valley River!
Drive & house pad cleared.
High elevation. $119,500.
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon.net (800)632-2212 val-
leytownrealty.com
Powered Pressure Washer,
3200 psi Honda, w/11hp
Honda eng.,: 200' hose,
$650. (863)697-9704
TAX DEED TITLE INSURANCE
WITHOUT A QUIET TITLE
ACTION FASTER & CHEAP-
ER Dave Schumacher, Presi-
dent, Tax Title Services
(949)798-1180 www.taxtit-
leservices.com
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
(863)697-9704
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres $49,900; 75
acres $95,900; Snow-
capped mountain views. Sur-
rounded by govt land. Abun-
dant wildlife. Recreational
paradise. Low taxes. EZ
terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263.

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BASS GUITAR, Fender Jazz,
Marcus Miller Signature
model, Like new, $575.
(863)357-7406
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
YAMAHA PIANO Upright,
very good cond., $300
(863)675-4212


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 (863)983-7702
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe. With white
paws. Male. 3 mo. $500.
(863)357-3369


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NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT
SYSTEMS, (2), with 45
games, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-7721
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $275 like
new, (863)467-8683
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299
TMX ELMO! New 10 th Anni-
versary Edition, in box;
$130. (561)818-1352


CASH PAID FOR used isti
Network (NOT DIRECT TV)
Satellite boxes (not dishes).
Highest Price Paid. Have
model number ready when
calling. Toll Free
(866)642-5181 x1134.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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
WATERFRONT LOT, Wanted in
Treasure Isle or on Taylor
Creek. Call Curtis
561-801-1871

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products lat
Farm Miscehaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplkes/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



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.
(863)763-6968/634-0253 ,
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
LEATHER SADDLE- 16" soft
seat, brand new $275 or
best offer (863)467-7295


LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
$150 (863)517-1574

Rentals

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BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS:
Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall.-863-634-5236
BUCKNEAD RIDGE:$Six 8th St.'
O 3r. 2?a. waterironi. C.A. city.,
waler. $950imin, 1si & last.'
'863-634-0663
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1P2 Ba.2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wer-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1 BA, Call for info. 8am-5pm.
(863)357-6700
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
mo. (863)634-3262
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/garage in nice neighbor-
hood. No pets. $975/mo. Yr.
lease. F/L/S. 863-610-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE: 3213 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
last. 863-634-0663
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, Avail. 12/18/06 $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
1st, last & sec. Seasonal
$1500/mo.
Call (863)634-8757
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-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthourthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
M Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. FtR. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831

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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
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
$450-$600 (863)983-7211
COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
months old, $300
(863)634-2479 anytime.
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),CKC
reg., call for details
(863)634-3457
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8
weeks. CKC Reg. Shots &
health papers. $400 each.
(863)634-1062
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother is registered.
Available wk after Christmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.


POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
$300 (863)357-3240
POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sories. $450 or best offer.
(863)467-6088



CAR AUDIO: 4 Memphis 12"
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Box & JBL 1201 amp. $800.
(863)824-0776
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020
SURROUND SOUND- Brand
*new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
(863)675-3228


WEB TV- (2) New, in box,
Magnavox Plus, Sony, (1)
Magnavox Classic. $75 will
sell .eparae 1863)763-2773


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portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$790. (863)697-8837
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EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call86.3-610-1027
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1 BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313





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security with pet
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Pool, hot tub, shuf-
fleboard, marina,
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
includes electricity.




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decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
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LADIES RING, European cut,
1/3ctw, white gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy, cu-
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both/best offer. Call
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16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 27,2006


Puli N i I


COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
600 BALTIMORE AVENUE, SUITE 208
TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
217 WEST END AVENUE
CAMBRIDGE, MD 21613
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust
from John Tory Ireland dated June 27, 2006 and recorded In
Liber 743, Folio 594 among the Land Records of Dorchester
County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of
$123,200.00, and an original Interest rate of 8.500, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trus-
tees will sell at public auction at the Courthouse door for the
.Circuit Court for Dorchester County, on
January 4, 2007 AT 2:10 PM
ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and the improve-
ments thereon situated in Dorchester County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property
is improved by a dwelling.
The property'will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to
conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting
same, if any and-with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $12,700.00 by cash or certified
funds is required at the time of sale. Balance of the purchase
price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of
sale by the Circuit Court for Dorchester County. Interest to
be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the note rate from
the date'of sale to the date funds are received, in the office of
the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for
any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Real es-
tate taxes to be adjusted as of the date of sale. All. other pub-
lic charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges,
ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or
after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be
paid by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps,
transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the
purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser'assumes the
risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale
forward. Purchaser agrees to pay to the Sellers' attorneys at
settlement, a fee of $295.00 for review of the settlement
documents, and an additional fee.of $295.00 for review of
any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court
to substi.lue a purchaser nereon
If the purchaser shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale
or fails to go to settlement within ten days of ratification of
the sale, the Substilute Trustee,: may. in addlilnri to any oriher
available le.al remedies declare ime erile deposI lortelled
and resell trie property ai ine risk and cost 01 the delauiting
purchaser. In such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be
liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price,
all costs and expenses of resale, reasonable attorney's fees,
and all other charges due' and incidental and consequential
damages. The purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus
proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property.
If the Substitute Trustees cannot convey insurable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy at.law or in equity shall be the return
of 'e depcisit. The sale is subject to post-sale confirmation
and audit of the status of the loan with the loan service in-
cluding, but not limited to, determination of whether the bor-
rower eriered into any repayTineni agreemenI reinslaled or
paid off ine loan pfior t the sale in any ;ucrh ven this sale
shall be null and void arid Ihe Purc:raspr s sole iemedy, in
law or equity, .nall re the return Ou his deposit without inler.
est.
Edward S. Cohn,Stephen N. Goldberg. Richard E. Solomon,
Rinard J Rogers and David W. Simpson, Jr.,
.ubtlihtule Trustee's
Mid-Allanlic Auctioneers, LLC
606 Baltimore Avenue. Suite 206
Towson, Maryland 21204
1410) 825-2900 www.mid-atlanticauctioneers.com
182225 DB 12/20 27,,06 & 01,03'01
I
Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC
4520 East West Highway, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
5464 GALESTOWN NEWHART MILL RD.
RHODESDALE A/K/A SEAFORD, MD 21659 A/R/T/A 19973
Under a power'of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dat-
ed December'16, 2003 and recorded in.Liber 559, Folio 89
among the Land Reco:rd-s of Dorchesler Co:. MD with an
,riginri principal balance of 191 000 01 and an orniinal in-
itret rire a) 10I 9I-1. deiauii ravi ig occurred under Ine termt
ieritoi ne Subt Truste'P wili sell a31 public auction at Ine Cit.-
cuit Court ior Donchesler Co, att ie Court House Door, Cam-
bridge, on
DECEMBER 28, 2006 AT 2:00 PM
ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the
buildings and improvements thereon situated in Dorchester
Co., MD and rror luiily described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust.
Tie properrv cori3iri, a mobile nome and wil be Sciild in an "as
condition an. Suble'i to :conditions restriciiions and
agreemerlnts oi record ahecring [ie :ame ii any arnd wilh rON
warranry or any kind
Terms of Sale: A deposit o01 $10,000 in inre orm of cash or
readily available funds acceptable to the Trusiees required at
the rme 01 sale Baiance ol ihe pur,:hase price,. ogeiner with
nierer, ni Ine-unpaid purchase money al Ire current rate
(rnianea in Ie Deed cI Trusi Note from the date 01 sale IOc
the dale iLnds are received by ine Trustees payable in cash
wiirn len diayi s O fAl ral n(aiciorinn iAthe sale by ie Circuill
Court TIME IS OF THE ESSEJICE FOR THE PURCHASER Ad-
ju'inmerni o current year real property laI.e will be made as'
o mInee aiC 01 sale and inereatter assumed by ine pur(naser.
All other public charges or assessments, including wa-
ter/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether
incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident
to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes
and settlement expenses shall be paid by the Purchaser.
Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of
the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the
property from the date of sale. If ratification or settlement is
delayed for any reason there shall be no abatement of irter-
est. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan service including, but not limited to, deter-
mination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment
agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In
any such event, this sale shall be nul and void, and the Pur-
chaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of
the deposit without.interest. If Purchaser fails to settle within
ten days of ratification, he agrees o10 pay, attorneys'.fees in
me rcoul ul $750.00, plus h:li)t, it Ire Trustees have
moved to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal ser-
vice of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on
himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and ex-
pressly agrees t accepI service 1, anr, suci paper by regular
mail directed.tr ire addlres prvded by sand bidder at the
time of the'sale. ii F'urirnser deault. u,-nder ihese ierrrs. de-
posit shall be, I,.iled Tne Trulees may tien resell Ine
property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The
defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus pro-
ceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results
from improvements to the property by said defaulted pur-
chaser. If Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or
marketable title, or if the sale is not ratified by the Circuit
Court for any reason, the Purchasers sole'remedy, at law or
equity, is the return of the deposit without Interest! Purchaser
agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the Seller's attorney
for review of the settlement documents.
Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward,
:alpr j DiPietro, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees
180901 DB 12/13,20,27/06


LADDER RACK- Fits Ford
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(302)423-6441 ask for Jack


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THIS IS A COURT ORDER. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND
WHAT THE ORDER SAYS, HAVE SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO
YOU. YOUR RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY IS EXPLAINED IN
PARAGRAPH 3 OF THIS ORDER. IF YOU DO NOT MAKE SURE
THAT THE COURT RECEIVES YOUR NOTICE OF OBJECTION
ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE STATED IN PARAGRAPH 2
OF THIS ORDER, YOU HAVE AGREED TO A TERMINATION OF
YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS.
IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP WITH
RIGHT TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION OF A MINOR
NO. Z-06-60038 TPR JUVENILE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DORCHESTER COUNTY,
STATE OF MARYLAND
SITTING AS A JUVENILE COURT
S SHOW CAUSE ORDER
TO: All persons Interested in the adoption of a minor born to
TAmmy Ann Larrimore on February 4, 2006.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT:
1. FILING OF PETITION: A petition has been filed for guardian-
ship with the right to consent to adoption of a child, born on
February 4, 2006, to Tammy Ann Larrimore at Memorial Hospi-
tal, Easton, Maryland. The petition was filed by the Dorchester
County Department of Social Services.
2. RIGHT TO OBJECT; TIME FOR OBJECTING. If you wish to
object to the guardianship, you must file a Notice of Objection
on or before February 1, 2007, with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court for Dorchester County, 206 High Street, (Court House)
Cambridge, Maryland 21613.
WHETHER THE PETITION REQUESTS ADOPTION OR GUAR-
DIANSHIP. IF YOU DO NOT MAKE SURE THAT THE COURT
RECEIVES YOUR NOTICE OF OBJECTION ON OR BEFORE THE
DEADLINE STATED ABOVE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO A TERMI-
NATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS.
3. RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY. (a) You have the right to consult
an attorney and obtain Independent legal advice.
(b).An attorney may already have been appointed for you
based on statements In the petition. If an attorney has been ap-
pointed and has already contacted you, you should consult
withthatattorney.
(c) If an attorney has not already contacted you, you may be
entitled to have the court appoint an attorney for you.if:
(1) you are the person to be adopted and:
(A) you are ate'ast ten years old but are not yet 18; or
(B) you are at least'ten years, old and have a disability that
makes you incapable of consenting to the adoption or of par-
ticipating effectively In the proceeding.
(2) you are the person to be adopted or the person for whom
a guardian is sought and the proceeding Involves the involun-
tary termination of the parental rights of your parents..
(3) you are a parent of the person to be adopted or for whom
a guardian Is sought and:
(A) you are under 18 years of age; or
(B) because of a disability, you are incapable of consenting
to the adoption or guardianship or participating effectively in
the proceeding; or
(C) you object to the adoption and cannot afford to hire an
attorney because you are indigent,
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE TITLED TO HAVE THE COURT
APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU AND YOUu WANT Ali AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COURT BEFORE THE TiME
YOUR NOTICE OF OBJECTION MUST BE FILED. IF YOU DO
NOT MAKE SURE THAT THE COURT RECEIVES ',OUR hIOTICE
OF OBJECTION ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE STATED YOU
HAVE AGREED TO A TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL
RIGHTS. ,
(D) If you are a parent of the person to be adopted, you are
entitled to consult an attorney chosen, by you, even II you are
not entitled to an attorney appointed by the court. If you employ
an attorney, you may be responsible for any fees and c:o'ils
charged by that attorney unless this is an adoption proceeding
and the adoptive parents agree to pay, or the court orders them
to pay all or part of those fees or expenses.
(E) If you wish further information concerning appointment of
an attorney by.the court or concerning adopting counseling and
guidance, you may contact:
Michael L. Baker'Clerk
Circuit Court for Dorchester County
Court House, 206 High Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Phone Number 4110-228-0480
Date of Issue: December 18,2006 BrettWWilson
'Brett W. Wilson
S Judge
182836 DB 12/27/06

NOTICE
PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF HURLOCK
JANUARY 8,2007

The Mayor and Council of Hurlock will hold a pub-
lic hearing on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7:00
p.m. in the Town Hall, 311 Charles Street, to
consider a rezoning. The proposed change in
zoning would rezone 19.25 acres of land owned
by the Town from C-3 (Regional Commercial) to
1-2 (Heavy) Industrial. The property is located on
the south side of Ennals Road, approximately 0.7
of a mile from the intersection of Ennals Road
and MD 331. It is identified on Tax Map 23, Grid
8, Parcel 115. The proposed rezoning would be
considered under Ordinance 2006-6.

Additional information is available to the public at
the Town Hall during normal working hours. The
public is invited to attend the hearing.
180739 DB 12/20,27/06


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new, 5 lug universal, less
than 200 miles, $700 Firm
(302)243-0824 ask for Greg
RIMS & TIRES- (4) Alloyed
16" rims off a 02' Pontiac
grand am, exc. cond, $150
(410)822-2385
RIMS: American Racing, 5
lug, off Chevy S10 Blazer,
Aluminum w/Tires. $100 or
best offer. (410)928-5441
RIMS- Chevy Alum., set of 4,
16" with good tires, $125
(302)735-1848 or
(302)223-6458
SNOW PLOW: 7 ft, for 4 wheel
drive. Needs repair. $550 or
best offer. 302-270-2832.
SUNROOF- Powered, OEM.
Replacement for 2000-2002
Dodge/Plymouth Neon, New,
$200 (302)697-1646
TIRES- 2, GoodYear Wrangler.
P225/75R16. Nearly new.
$75. (410)228-0939.
TIRES- (4) Yokohama 95W,
ES100, 245/45ZR17, like
new, $200 (302)222-2083
TIRES- Avon Tech M500,
245/40ZR18, like new $100
(302)222-2083
TOOL BOX: Diamond Plate,
For full size pickup. Like new
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.(410)708-8454
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V6, Good cond., $100
(302)398-0664
WHEELS- 16 X 8 Mickey
Thompson 2, 6 x 5.5, lugs
& caps Included, $350
(302)424-4931


CHEVY PICKUP- '83 transfer
case, motor & transmission
good, $1200
(302)857-3811
CHEVY- S10 '83, Long bed,
V6, $500 or best offer
302)659-1182 or
302)242-4449 (call 1st)
CHEVY/GMC short bed step
side bed & tailgate, exc.
shape, $500/best offer.
(443) 521-9213 after 3:30.
DODGE DAKOTA '87, Long
bed, 5 speed, good work
truck or farm. $500
(410)648-5743
DODGE DAKOTA- '90, Very
good condition asking $700.
(410)968-0474 or 422-9827
DODGE DAKOTA- '96, very
good cond., tagged, stan-
dard shift $1495
(410)482-2215
FORD- '88, Good Cond., $500
(410)749-1855
FORD F250 1976, 4x4, 360,
4sp, NP 205, PS, PB,tagged
2/28/07, $1100 or best of-
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Pubic Noice


Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC
4520 East West Highway, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
5673 MOUNT HOLLY RD.
EAST NEW MARKET, MD 21631
Under a power of sale contained In a certain Deed of Trust
dated January 12, 2004 and recorded in Liber 563, Folio 949
among the Land Records of Dorchester Co., MD, with an origi-
nal principal balance of $288,000.00 and an original interest
rate of 10.115% default having occurred under the terms there-
of, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit
Court for Dorchester Co., at the Court House Door, Cambridge,
on
JANUARY 4, 2007 AT 2:00 PM
ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the
buildings and improvements thereon situated in Dorchester
Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in
an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and
agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no
warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $30,000 in the form of cash or
readily available funds acceptable to the Trustees required at
the time of sale.. Balance of the purchase price, together with
interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate con-
tained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the
date funds are received by the Trustees, payable in cash within
ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year real property taxes will be made as of the date
of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All other pub-
lic charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges,
ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or af-
ter the sale, and all other costs Incident to settlement to 3e paid
by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and settlement expenses
shall, be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser Is responsible for
obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes
risk of loss or damage to the property fromthe date of sale. If
ratification or settlement is delayed for any reason there shall
be no abatement of Interest. The sale Is subject to post-sale
audi: of ihe sjlalu of the loan with the loan service including,
but ,",i limiled iO, determination of whether the borrower en-
lered ini any repaymrreni agreement, reinstated or paid off the
loan prior lo ine sile in any sui.n event, this ,ale snail be null
and void, anfd Ire Pur,:haser, sole remedy in law or0 equity,
.shall be the relurrn if he dEpos'l without nlerest II Purchaser
IjlIs to sente wihin tn r ayS i raidication. ne agrees lo pay,
anorneys' lee in Ihe amount ol $750 00. plus costs., it ie
Trusiiees roave moved I: reell inhe property Purchaser waives
personal service. uo any paper iled in connection with such a
moiin on n r-itill andlor any principal or orporaie designee,
and e.oressly agrees i, accept service 01 any such paper by
regular mail directed lu ine address provided by said bidder at
ine time rl i the sale I Purchaser detauilt under these lerms,
depoi't shall be lh:rleiied The Trustees rray ien resell the
property al ire ris1, and cost ol the delaulling purcnaser. Tne
deljuled purchaser snail not be enlilted lo any surplus pro-
ceeds reSullina trom said resale even it such surplus results
ihor improvements to the property by said defaulted purchas-
er. 11 Truslees rre unable to convey eithner insurable or mar-
nelable tile or I Ine :ale is enol ratilied by the Circuil Court for
any reason, ine Purcria.ers sole remedy, at law or equity, is
tre return or ine deposit witnoul interest Purchaser agrees to
pay 1.295 00 at senierrenm to ine Sellers anornev lfor review ol
iee senlemeni dounumenits
Howard N Bierman., Jacob Geesng,. Came M Ward.
Raipri J. DiPierro, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substiiute Trustees
1'79968 OB 12.20 27'06 1.3.07


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Public Notices

kilii a1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DORCHESTER COUNTY,
MARYLAND
Howard N. Blerman, et al
4520 East West Highway,
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Substitute Trustees
Plaintiffs
vs. Case No. C-06-14609
CLIFTON A. TURNER, III
145 Miles Circle
Hurlock, MD 21643
Defendant(s)
NOTICE
Notice is herebygiven this
18th day of December,
2006, by the Circuit Court for
Dorchester County, Mary-
land, that the sale of the
property mentioned in these
proceedings and described
as 145 Miles Circle, Hurlock,
MD 21643, made and re-
ported by Howard N. Bier-
man, Substitute Trustee, will
be RATIFIED AND CON-
FIRMED, unless cause to the
contrary thereof be shown
on or before the 17th day of
January, 2007, provided a
copy of this NOTICE be in-
serted in some daily news-
paper printed in said County,
once in each of three suc-
cessive weeks before the
17th day of January, 2007.
The report states the purchase
price at the Foreclosure sale
to be $209,764.00.
Michael L. Baker
Clerk, Circuit Court for
Dorchester County, Maryland
182507 DB 12/27;1/3,10/07


IN THE MATTER OF A
PETITION FOR
GUARDIANSHIP WITH
RIGHT TO CONSENT TO
ADOPTION OF A MINOR
NO. Z-06-060038
TPR JUVENILE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DORCHESTER COUNTY,
STATE OF MARYLAND
SITTING AS A
JUVENILE COURT
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: Chris Waters
Fathers Name
You are hereby notified that a
guardianship case has been
filed in the Circuit Court for,
Dorchester County, Mary-
land, Case No. 09-
Z-06-060038 TPR. All per-
sons who believe them-
selves to be the parents of a
male child born on February
4.2006 inrhe ciiy o)I Eaton.
State 01 Maryland to Tammy
Ann Larnomore born March
22. 1972 and to Chris Waer,
birlh dale unknown shall file
,a wrinen response A copy
of ihe Snow Cause Order
may be obtained Irom the
juvenile clerk's office located
at the Court House, 206 High
Street, Cambridge, Maryland
21613, Telephone No.
410-228-0480. If you do file
a written objection by Febru-
ary 1, 2007, you will have
agreed to the permanent loss
of your parental rights to this
child.
Date of Issue: Dec. 18th,
BrettW.Wilson
JUDGE
E. Thomas Merryweather, Esq.
RO.Box 253
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
41 O 228-3610
82856 DB 12/27/06


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Iubic Notice


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 to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for 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-
0437. /


Community Events '

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-
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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
woodworking. There will also be food competitions such as home
baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring cat-
egories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest veg-
etable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County
Extension 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 information 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
HIVAIDs 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 for information.

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

Volunteers-needed at skate pigr
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-
5863.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free 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 nocrnA 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; 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 heeds.
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
www.floridasac.org.

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 I 1:30 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 pickup.

Childbirth education classes offered


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