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Vol. 97 No. 362 Thursday, December 28, 2006 50N 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 p.m.
136 S.E. 13th Ave.
344 S.E. 16th Ave.
1404 S.E. 7th St.
201 S.E. 8th St.
205 S.E. 8th St.
501 S.E. 8th St.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
1475 S.E. 21st St.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
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.
3492 S.E. 30th Terr.
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605 N.W 17th St.
609 N.W 17th St.
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7950 S.R. 78 W.
9861 S.R. 78W
S.W 44th Blvd.
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3421 S.W 18th St.
710 S.W 28th St.
2224 S.W 28th St.
4411 S.W 13th Ave.
8451 S.W 14th Ln.
2247 S.W2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 milesW.onS.R.70
Kissimmee River Fishing
Resort
10 miles W. on 70

Inside

Cornell and Smith
take Teen tourney
Mike Cornell brought 8.25
lbs. of bass to the scale at the
Okee-Tantie Marina on Satur-
day, Dec. 16 to take first place in
the 11-14-year old division of
the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
monthly bass tournament. He
also had the big fish of his age
group. It weighed in at 6.45 lbs.
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Drought Index
Current: 593
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

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Index

Classifieds . . . .9-11
Comics . . . . . .8
Community Events .... 4
Crossword . . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ........ .5
TV . . . . . .. 10
W weather . . . . . .2
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Equine virus not found locally


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
So far, Okeechobee County
appears to be safe from the
equine herpes virus that has
been affecting nearby coastal
counties, resulting in quarantines
and canceled equine events.
"As long as folks are careful, it
probably won't hit here," said
Okeechobee County Agriculture
Extension Agent Pat Miller.
He knew of no local out-
breaks or quarantined horses. He
said there is a vaccine for the


virus and suggested horse own-
ers talk with their veterinarians
about the vaccination.
Mr. Miller said the virus is
spread by contact with infected
horses and it is airborne up to 40
feet. He advised against using
tack and harness from another
horse and washing hands after
contact with a horse.
He knew of no local out-
breaks or quarantined horses.
Early signs of infection are
unexplained fevers, weakness,
problems with coordination,


altered behavior and possible
trouble urinating.
Local veterinarian Dr. Randall
Mims said he has not heard of
any cases in the area.
He recommended that horse
owners stay close to home and
not participate in any rodeos or
trail rides. He said the local area
should be "fairly safe" from the
virus, adding that the equine her-
pes virus is not something new
but that Florida seems to be hav-
ing an outbreak of it.
At least five horses in Florida


Big 'O'Teen Anglers: Elects 2007 officers


The Big "0" Teen Anglers held their annual officer elections Friday evening before the
Saturday, Dec. 16 tourney. Officers elected for 2007 were (in no particular order) Kyle
Monti-president, Garrett Farmer-vice president, Melissa Floyd-treasurer and Ashley
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have died from the virus, includ-
ing one that died Friday, Dec. 22,
in Martin County.
The infection began with five
horses imported from Europe
that were brought to Florida from
a New York animal import sta-
tion, according to Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services spokesperson Li2
Compton.
Ten barns in Florida, including
eight in Palm Beach County,
remain quarantined and 10 hors-
es have been treated for the virus.


Local rancher Sonny
Williamson said his horses were
isolated on his ranch so there
was little chance of them coming
in contact with the virus. He went
on to say that is the case with
most ranches in the area.
Mr. Miller said it is too early to
tell if the virus will affect 4-H
activities, and added that all 4-H
horses have been vaccinated.
Pete Keough, director of the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Maryland man died
Wednesday morning of injuries
he received after being struck
by a car as he was walking
across U.S. 441 S.E., near its
intersection with County Road
15-A.
Edward Wellington Trent,
70, Point Lookout Road, Saint
Inigoes, Md., was pronounced
dead at Raulerson Hospital
shortly after 7 a.m. on Dec. 27.
According to Lieutenant
William Markham of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Mr. Trent had walked
from his home in a nearby RV
park to an abandoned conven-
ience store to get a newspaper
shortly after 6 a.m. As he was


walking back to the park across
the dark highway he was struck
by a 1993 Ford passenger car
driven by John Smalley, 65, of
Okeechobee.
"The driver tried to avoid hit-
ting Mr. Trent, but he struck
him in the southbound lane of
U.S. 441 S.E.," said Lt.
Markham.
The accident is still under
investigation.
The empty store used to be
known as the Time Saver Con-
venience Store.
According to the U.S.
Department of Transportation's
(USDOT) Fatality Analysis
Reporting System, 576 pedes-
trians were killed after being
struck by a motor vehicle in
Florida in 2005.


OHS senior to attend event


Hirst to
compete in
scholars competition

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School sen-
ior Stephen Hirst has been select-
ed to represent Okeechobee in the
district math and science competi-
tion of the Sunshine State Scholars
Program.
He will compete against 94
other district scholars from all of
the school districts in Florida on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, for the
chance to become one of the 10
regional scholars who will face
each other in March 2007 for the
title of Statewide Sunshine State
Scholar in Mathematics and Sci-
ence for 2007.
Stephen, who has a 3.89 grade
point average, is ranked seventh
in his graduating class. He is also a
student/athlete and a four-year let-
terman on the Brahman basket-


ball team where he is a power for-
ward.
"We have been working hard
practicing through the Christmas
break. If we stay together as a
team, we will come out all right,"
said Stephen.
When asked if he will continue
to play. basketball in college,
Stephen stated that he will focus
on academics.
Upon graduation from O.H.S.,
he would like to attend Emery-
Riddle University, the University of
Central Florida (UCF) or the Uni-
versity of Florida (UF) to major in
aero-space engineering.
"All three are good schools and
UCF is close to the space center in
Cape Canaveral. They have a good
working relationship with the
space center and that is of interest
to me," he said.
When asked how he became
interested in aero-space engineer-
ing, he replied: "I've always been
interested in aero-space. When I
was at North Elementary School, I
was always going into the library
to look at missile and jet engine
books."


Stephen is the son of the Rev-
erend John Hirst and Dorcas Hirst.
The Sunshine State Scholars
Program was established in 1997
to recognize the achievement of
Florida's graduating seniors who
have demonstrated excellence in
both math and science.
All scholars will receive district
recognition and individual awards
from the program at the January
competition. The 10 regional win-
ners and their teachers will
receive recognition from the gov-
ernor and cabinet, the Florida leg-
islature, the Florida Department of
Education and private businesses
at the March contest.
The Sunshine State Scholars
Program is coordinated by the
Florida Institute of Education at
the University of North Florida.
Further information on the pro-
gram can be found at
http://www.unf.edu/dept/sun-
shine/.
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Okeechobee High School senior Stephen Hirst has been
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One injured in crash
Okeechobee County Sheriff Office Deputy Brian Hagan
stated that a 2001 Ford Focus SE driven by an elderly
Okeechobee female was involved in an accident Wednes-
day morning in the 4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. According
to the deputy, witnesses stated that the woman pulled into
a driveway and then pulled back out in front of a south-
bound 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck drive by ,George
Morris of Okeechobee. The woman, whose identity was
not known as of press time, was airlifted to "t Mary's
Hospital. The accident is still under investigation.


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Center, said so far the outbreaks
seem confined to coastal areas,
and thoroughbred-type events.
Events scheduled at his facility,
have not been affected.
He said there is a roping event
coming up in January and a bar-
rel racing event scheduled for
February. So far, the promoters of
these events have expressed no
concern about the virus. He
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Florida is not alone in battling
this virus. In November, 57 horses
were quarantined in New Jersey.
There was an outbreak of the
virus in Maryland in 2005. In
Wyoming, officials were forced to
euthanize seven horses in 2001.

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Community Events

CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in December.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the School
Board office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For information call
(863) 462-5000,ext. 257 ''
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. IWo portraits will be required
for this project. The mural committee is accepting designs and pro-.
posals for this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007.
Please contact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for information.
Discount cards aid youth activities


Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-
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 noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
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.
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 I
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
dasac.org.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
Sucati-n classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
C U Ibiuai doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.


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New Year's concert scheduled
OKEECHOBEE Cracker Cowboy Enterprises presents the New
Year's Round-up in Cowtown concert featuring Trent Willmon with
Wade Hayes and the Florida Bluegrass Express on Sunday, Dec. 31, at
6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 East.
Advance tickets are available at Eli's Western Wear for $22. Tickets
at the gate are $25.
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
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: Thursday,
Dec. 28, will be picked up Friday, Dec. 29; and Friday, Dec. 29, will be
picked up Saturday, 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
recyclables.
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
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to
have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural 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 which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
tions.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and informa-
tion about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
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Animals suffer from obesity your pet may be in danger


COLLEGE STATION- Pets
need to count their calories at
this time of the year, or any time,
for that matter, experts say. Ani-
mals can suffer from obesity just
as people can, and like humans,
it can shorten their lives or at the
very least, affect their quality of
life.
It's estimated as many as 25
percent of dogs and cats that
enter a pet clinic are overweight,
says Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a
veterinarian at Texas A&M Uni-
versity's College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
The reasons for obesity in ani-
mals are the same ones that
apply in humans. Number one is


over eating, and the second
major reason is lack of exercise.
The rule of taking in more calo-
ries than you burn equals excess
weight is true for pets just as in
people.
"Almost all obese pets are
mature animals, usually two
years or older," she says. "The
majority of obesity in dogs and
cats occurs from about ages 2 to
10. It's easier to get dogs to exer-
cise than it is cats. It's harder to
manage weight control on cats."
Animals that have been
neutered are more likely to be
obese, Blue-McLendon explains.
Obese animals can suffer a
variety of health problems. Some


develop heart and liver problems,
arthritis, diabetes, bladder cancer
and skin disorders. Also, animals
that are overweight have a higher
surgical risk while undergoing
anesthesia.
Animals that are obese can
have a shortened life span com-
pared to an animal whose weight
is normal, she adds.
Obesity in dogs occurs in
some breeds more than others.
Breeds that have a genetic ten-
dency toward obesity include
Dachshunds, Labrador Retriev-
ers, Cocker Spaniels, Beagles,
Basset Hounds and some Rot-
tweilers, she notes.
Obesity in cats is not confined


to any specific breed, Blue-
McLendon points out, but she
adds that a significant proportion
of the cat population tends to be
overweight. Diabetes and hepatic
lipidosis, a potentially fatal liver
disease, are conditions that affect
obese cats.
As with humans, controlling
obesity requires no magic formu-
la.
"The pet owner needs to
decrease the amount of food
given to the animal," she points
out.
"If the animal is obese, you
need to take it to your veterinarian
and he or she can diagnose the
problem. It's important to take


the pet in every 3-4 weeks to be
re-weighed to determine if it is
getting closer to its optimal
weight.
"Exercising your pet is also
recommended, and if a dog
enjoys swimming, it helps a great
deal.
"Sometimes, a special diet
may have to be prescribed and
these are available from many pet


food companies," she says.
"There are currently no medi-
cines available that control obesi-
ty in animals, but numerous com-
panies are working on such drugs
right now. In the meantime, pet
owners should be careful they
don't over feed their pets. The
No. 1 nutritional problem for all
pets is obesity."


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Clarence L. Corkey, 41, N.
Fifth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 20 by the OCPD on a
charge of aggravated battery caus-
ing great bodily harm. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Robert Joel Suggs, 20, N.W.
154th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 21 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon firearm. His bond was
set at $100,000.
Brandon Ellis, 22, S.E. 23rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 20 by Depiuty Donna Lee on a
felony charge of burglary of a con-
veyance, and a misdemeanor
charge of disorderly intoxication.
His bond was set at $5,500.
Kyle Robert Peterson, 19,
67th St. N., West Palm Beach, was
arrested Dec. 22 by FWC Lieu-
tenant John Allen on a felony
charge of fleeing and attempting to
elude by vessel. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Ryan William Peterson, 22,
67th St. N., West Palm Beach, was
arrested Dec. 22 by FWC officer


Joe Brooks on a felony charge of
fleeing and attempting to elude by
vessel. His bond was set at $5,000.
Alfredo Arrizola, 55, N.W.
12th St., Belle Glade, was arrested
Dec. 22 by Deputy Lieutenant K.J.
Ammons on charges of driving
under the' influence and driving
while license suspended. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Joshua Arnold, 24, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested Dec. 22 by'
Deputy Anthony Kibler on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation grand theft auto, violation
of probation felony battery (two
counts) and violation of probation
injury/killing of a police dog. He'
is being held without bond.
Warren K. Robinson, 39,
Upchurch Avenue, Jacksonville,
was arrested Dec. 22 by Deputy
Harold Hancock on a writ of bodily
attachment charging him with fail-
ure to pay child support. His bond
is a cash purge of $750.
Rapheal Omarr-Lemont Ray,
22, N.E. 104llh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 22 by Deputy
Corporal Randy Thomas on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
David Moore, 31, Kerkland
St., Avon Park, was arrested Dec.
23 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence, reckless driving, driving
while license suspended and pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. His bond was set at
$10,000.


Obituaries


Leon Carnley
Leon -Carnley, age 67 of
Hawthorne, died Monday, Dec.
25, 2006, at Haven Hospice
Roberts Care Center in Palatka fol-
lowing a brief illness. Mr. Carnley
was born in Defuniak Springs and
had been a resident of Hawthorne
for the past two years coming
from Palatka where he had lived
most of his life. He was a member
of the Hawthorne Assembly of
God. He enjoyed riding around
and sightseeing. He was a com-
mitted family man.
Mr. Carnley was preceded in
death by his wife, Barbara Ann
Carnely and his father, Allen J.
Carnley, Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Betty
Carnley of Hawthorne; five sons,
Timothy Carnley of Interlachen,
Jerry Carnley, Scott Carnley, Joe
Carnley and Keith Carnley, all of
Okeechobee; one daughter, Gail
Comer of Palatka; his mother,
Jeanette Carnley of Palatka; two
step-sons, Jack Adcock of Okee-
chobee and Scott Buttram of
Pahoa, Hawaii; four step-daugh-
ters, Sharon Williams of Henriet-
ta, Okla., Carol Holman of Gra-
ham, Wash., Linda Sterling of
Puyallop, Wash. and Diana Vanice
of Sumner, Wash.; three brothers,
Allen J. Carnley, Jr. or Palatka,
Paul Carnley of Mannville and
Philip Carnley of Palatka; four sis-,
ters, Shirley Cochran of Jack-
sonville, Brenda Dear of Palatka,
Beverly Holt of Hastings and Cyn-
thia Ussery of Palatka; twenty five
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.
A graveside service will be
held on Saturday, Dec. 20,2006, at
2 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accept-
ed or memorial gifts may be sent
to Haven Hospice Roberts Care
Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palat-
ka, FL. 32177.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Norman
Walter Wagner
Norman Walter Wagner, age
83, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at
his residence in
Buckhead
Ridge. He was
born to
William and
Hilda Wagner
of Millstadt, Ill.
on Dec. 7,
1923. He was a
winter resident
Norman of Okeechobee
Walter for the past 25
Wagner years. Mr. Wag-
ner served in
the United States Army during


World War II. He served in the
Infantry and was used as a.Ger-
man interpreter for General
George Patton. He enjoyed fishing
and farming.
: Mr. Wagner is preceded in
death by his father, mother, two
brothers, sister and step-father.
He is survived by his wife of 59
years, Jacqueline (Klein) Wagner;
three sons, Norman and Alan
Wagner of Elk Grove, Calif. and
Kevin Wagner of Brighton, Ill.; five
grandchildren, Rachel Stoneking,
Christy Edelman, Amy (Pearly)
Hanold, Nathan and Ashley Wag-
ner; two great-grandchildren,
Jonathan Stoneking and Kristen
Edelman; one brother, Harold
(Naomi) and two sisters in law.
Memorials can be made in Mr.
Wagner's name to Saint Theresa's
Catholic Church in Buckhead
Ridge. A memorial service will be
held at Saint Theresa's Catholic
Church at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
directions and care of Buxton
Fundral Home and Crematory,
110, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.













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of lewd and lascivious act on a
child under 16 years of age. His
bond was set at $15,000.
Christopher L. Rossi, 44, S.E.
Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 23 by Officer James
W. Pickering on felony charges of
battery and introduction of contra-
band into a county detention facili-
ty, and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. His bond was set at
$11,000.
Fortino Flores, 27, N.W 45th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed by the OCPD on charges of rob-
bery and aggravated battery caus-
ing great bodily harm. His bond
was set at $75,000. He was later
arrested by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. His
bond on that charge was set at
$25,000.
Jose Luis Flores, 44, was
arrested Dec. 24 by Deputy Raul
Marrero on a felony charge of pos-
session of fraudulent identifica-
tion, and a misdemeanor charge
of obstruction.of justice. His bond
was set at $1,500.
Alejandro Cortez, 32, N.W.
34th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 25 by Deputy John Ashby
on charges of driving under the
influence with property damage
and no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $3,500.
Shaina Michelle Brown, 31,
N.E. llth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 25 by the OCPD on
an Okeechobee County warrant


charging her with felony battery.
Her bond was set at $5,000. ,
Bulmano Flores, 34, was
arrested Dec. 25 by Deputy
Sergeant J. Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer and violation of probation -
resisting arrest with violence. He is
being held without bond.
Ivan Lee Frost, 22, N.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 25 by Deputy R. Gilchrist on
an Okeechobee County warrant,
charging him with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine. He
is being held without bond.
Tammy Lou Broughton, 48,
S.E. 35th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 26 by Deputy
John Ashby on charges of driving
under the influence and driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. Her bond was set at
$12,500.
Earlene Spiller, 40, S.W. 16th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested.
Dec. 26 by Deputy Lt. K.J.
Ammons on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. Her bond was
set at $750.
Rufus Annette Allen, 59, Gulf-
stream Road, Lake Worth, was
arrested Dec. 26 by Trooper Mau-
rancy on a charge of driving under
the influence with property dam-
age. His bond was set at $1,000.
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HATRED: Okeechobee lets read and live by what the Bible says
instead of using it as ammunition against others. Do not judge lest you
be judged. Love your neighbors as yourself. The theme throughout the
New Testament is love. When Jesus was on earth, he condemned
those who judged and thought they were righteous and the leaders of.
the church. He befriended the tax collectors and the prostitutes. If
Jesus were here today, he would be with the gay people, divorced peo-
ple, people who had abortions, etc. He would be ashamed of what his
church has become spewing hatred and judgment. Read the Bible and
rid yourselves of the hatred toward God's children.

GUAVA TREES: I just read an article in the paper about guava trees.
Isn't it ironic that a few years ago the grove owners had someone dig
up or kill all the guava trees they could find because they were afraid
the guavas spread the fruit fly insect? Now they're looking to put guava
trees back to protect them. What goes around comes around.

BARKING DOGS: This is for all county residents that are not aware
of what is allowed with respect to dog barking and kennels. There is an
unknown ordinance on the books that says an owner's dog cannot
bark for more than 40 minutes. This ordinance is not getting enforced
at this time, and I suspect most folks don't even know the ordinance is
on the books. If these dog owners cannot get a handle on the amount
noise these animals are producing, then by all means file a complaint
with code enforcement. Code enforcement is then compelled to inves-
tigate the issue, as you are the source of their income. They in turn will
have the professionals at animal control check on the offending dogs
for proper care. At some point there has to be a fine issued for the
owners being inconsiderate. Taxes have tripled since moving here, but
the quality of life has gone downhill. It should be the. other way
around. Start making your own noise.
Editor's Note: The ordinance referenced here is a county ordi-
nance. The city ordinance is much the same except that a barking ani-
mal is declared a nuisance if the noise continues for more than 20
minutes.

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Community Events


S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the
South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets
will only be available through Jan. 11.

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 of the Nazarene His House
Fellowship, 425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-
7113.

Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will
sponsor the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Mon-
day, Jan. 15. The march will start at 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown
School and proceed 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 Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., and will fol-
low 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 informa-
tion, call (772) 785-5804.




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
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
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
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 rela-
tionships. 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 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 Thurs-
day 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
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings 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
meeting 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 infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to 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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Oilie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. 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

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
business meeting. Anyone is Welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting 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
organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the


Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.


Community Events

Former PSL mayor talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be former Port St. Lucie mayor Bob Minsky. The topic of the
showwill be a look back over his tenure as mayor of Port St. Lucie
and a look forward to the city's future. For information, contact
Bob Minsky at (772) 878-5540.

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, rela-
tionships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime
with men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the
event being sponsored by Dra Ministries, onSunday, Dec. 31, at 7
p.m. The event will be held in the conference room at The Flamin-
go Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S. There will be drawings for gifts and
refreshments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-
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 8ia.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) 467-232.1 or (863) 697-19,95.

Scrapbooking crop party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2007,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Firsi Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a
demonstration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbook-
ing and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. For
information call Carolyn at ('863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
0290.

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

Library hosting special program
The Okeechobee County Library and the Florida Humanities
Council will present "Voice of the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman
Douglas" as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer on Sunday, Jan.
7, at 3 p.m. at the library, 206. S.W 16th St. Ms. Steinshouer will
appear in character as Marjory Stoneman Douglas as she served
in the early 1970s as 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 to meet
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
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8,2007, from
9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing 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. Every-
one is welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. ,
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration
and orientation onlTuesday, 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.
Public meeting on TMDLs slated
The Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a public
meeting to solicit public input concerning setting total maximum
daily loads (TMDL) of nutrients for tributaries leading into Lake
Okeechobee. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
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 Jour-
ney through Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This pro-
gram is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Coun-


cil. 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 Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14,-2007. There will
be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
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Mike Cornell finished in first place in the 11-14 year-old divi-
sion of the Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tourna-
ment held on Saturday, Dec. 16. He brought 8.25 lbs. to the
scale for the win. Cornell also had the big fish of his age
group. It weighed 6.45 lbs.


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Okeechobee News
Mike Cornell brought.8.25 lbs.
of bass to the scale at the Okee-
Tantie Marina on Saturday, Dec.
16 to take first place in the 11-14-
year old division of the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly'bass
tournament. He also had the big
fish of his age group. It weighed in
at 6.45 lbs.
Tyler Browning finished sec-
ond in the same division with 5.75
lbs. of fish.
In the 15-18-year old division,
Kendall Smith brought 7.95 lbs. to
the scale to capture first place. He
also had the big fish of his age
division. It weighed 4.25 lbs.
Danny Cottone carried 6.85
lbs. to the scale to take second
place honors in the teen tourney.
Eleven boats carrying 22
young anglers hit the water at the
Okee-Tantie Marina at safe light to
compete in the club's monthly
bass tournament. They returned
at 12 Noon for weigh-ins. ,
The young anglers brought in
a total of 41 fish weighing 66.45
lbs. to the weigh-in of the last
tournament of 2006.
They also welcomed newcom-
ers Luke Joles, who hooked 4.4


Tyler Browning finished in
second place with 5.75 lbs.
of bass in the 11-14 year-old
division of the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tourna-
ment held at Okee-Tantie
Marina on Saturday, Dec. 16.
lbs. in his first tourney and Ryan
Folsom, who brought in a
respectable fish weighing ;9 lbs.
The club held its annual officer
elections on Friday evening. The
following members were
retained in office for 2007: Kyle
Monti-president; Garrett Farmer-
vice president; Melissa Floyd-
treasurer and Ashley Marshall-
secretary.


NOTICE


The Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) will be receiving applications.
from Glades County Residents that
would be interested in serving as a
representative from Glades County to
the OUA Board. Applicants must be
residents of Glades County and live in


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Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and
will need to be completed and turned
back in at the same address by
January 11, 2007. For more informa-
tion call the Office of the Executive
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Danny Cottone finished in second place with 6.85 lbs. in the
15-18 year-old division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass
tournament held on Dec. 16 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


Kendall Smith took first place honors in the 15-18 year-old
division of the Dec. 16 Big "0O" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tour-
ney with 7.95 Ibs. at Okee-Tantie Marina. He also had the big
fish of his division. It weighed in at 4.25 lbs.


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SClosest to the pin (2) Jack
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earn belts
Students at Russ Adams Taek-'
wondo America in Okeechobee
tested for belt advancement on
Dec. 5. The final results of the test-
ing were: white to yellow-Jannier
LaFuente and Heather Raulerson;
yellow to orange-Tyler Fairtrace,
Norman Graves, Travis McKenna,
Jr., Shane Alan Merian qand
.Michael Raulerson; orange to
green-Tiffany Bowers, Tony Bow-
ers III, Tiffany Frederick, Kimberly
Hernandez, Dian Hernandez, Sr.,
Mia Lazaro, Ruth McKenna, Tara
McKenna, Dracia Peacock, Juliet
Skinner and Jesus Yanez; green to
sr. green-Andrew Close; sr. green
to blue-Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark,
Alex Hernandez, Anthony Her-
nandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr.,
Travis McKenna and Randy
Ramirez; blue to sr. blue-Donnie
Watson, Jr.; sr. blue to brown-
Maliah. Wright; brown to sr.
brown-Cody Raulerson; sr. brown
to red-Kayla Simpson.


Dec. 22: 1. Penny King, 2. Don
Freas, Last place Dan Reckley,
Closest to the pin (2) Dean, (8)
Penny King, (11) George Gaudy
and (17) Ernie Whaley.
O.L.G.A.
1. Penny King, 2. (tie) Carol
Seiser, Diane Smet, Fran Dierig
and Eileen Hammond, Chip-ins -
(1) Eileen Hammond and (17)
Wanetta Johnson.
Dec. 21: (Low Net) 1. (tie)
Sunni Adams and Saba Curran,
2. Diana Smet.


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Students at Russ Adams Taekwondo America tested for belt advancement on Dec. 5. Those
students were (in no particular order) Jannier LaFuente, Heather Raulerson, Tyler Fairtrace,
Norman Graves, Travis McKenna, Jr., Shane Alan Merian, Michael Raulerson, Tiffany Bow-
ers, Tony Bowers III, Tiffany Frederick, Kimberly Hernandez, Dian Hernandez, Sr., Mia
Lazaro, Ruth McKenna, Tara McKenna, Dracia Peacock, Juliet Skinner, Jesus Yanez, Andrew
Close, Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark, Alex Hernandez, Anthony Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr.,
Travis McKenna, Randy Ramirez, Donnie Watson, Jr., Maliah Wright, Cody Raulerson and
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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 I -"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 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for
their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us,
You can help abused and neglect-
ed children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In
Distress is a community-support-
ed agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They. have
locations in Broward and Palm
Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties.
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W- 30th Terrace. You can-invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.


Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Auto-
mated External Defibrillation,
and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Con-
tact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863)
763-2488 to find out more.


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


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

COCKATIEL w/cage, free to
good'home. Moving and
cant take it with me. Please
call me @239-564-8232.
KERR BULL MASTIFF MIXED
PUPS- 7 wks old, Beautiful
& 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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407S Parrot Aie Okeechobee
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January 1s in observance of the New Year's holiday.

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edition will deadline as follows:
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MARKETING: We are looking
for people to help advertise
our business. Please call for
details. 863-357-8283.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classmlleds


Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message
Shop here firstI
The classified ads


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DANCE PARTNER- Looking for
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-
Ing, etc. (863)946-3123
Buying a car? Look In the
classifileds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fleods.

SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
MUSCLE CAR CLUB
Interested car owners & non-
owners of Muscle Classic &
Rod to join new club.
Planned Cruise-In car shows
& club activities. For more
info Call Dan 863-675-6005
or RJ 239-560-0865






Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for Experienced Front Re-
ceptionist with computer
skills, medical billing exp.
helpful. Fax resume with ref-
erencesto (863)582-9800.
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


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
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.


Emplomn
Ful Tie 115


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NEEDED
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Benefits Available.
Apply at
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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
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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

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


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Start a new career in the much needed held of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class bgmiri.-soor, Initructor RNi/e.penenced teacher has
a very high CNA exam pajsing raie Quahned CNA- are
Jicn engible lor LPN training. ood bendit :
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.


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




VERY SUCCESSFUL FLEA
MARKET BUSINESS IN
OKEECHOBEE- Tools snop
equip, electronics etc. Call,
(561)676-0427
Your next job could be In
today's classfleds. Did
vanou look for it?


READING A
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are nore successful!


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
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 Irom
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that il is.
II you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead ofl 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 caution.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Do-It-Yourself Ideas
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Storage Bench
This do-it-yourself storage bench projlei is suwet r
be a big hit out on the patio or b) the pool this spring.
Measuring 72 inches long by 24 inches deep by 31
inches tall, it features a generous cabinet underneath
its hinged, padded seat, perfect for storing barbecue,
gardening or even pool supplies. Casters make it
easy to move the bench into the shade or around the
patio as needed. The storage bench is made almost
entirely of exterior-grade plywood, and full-size
traceable patterns and detailed assembly diagrams
make construction a snap.
Storage Bench plan (No. 423)... $8.95
Outdoor Furniture Package (No. C94)
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Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like newly $250 for both, will
sep. (863)634-2514
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good rindlicin As Seen On0
'TV. $50i 1863.675-3401
MICROWAVE w/ cart $20,
will sell. separate
(863)763-3982 .
RANGE, GE: Electric Like
rew Only used twice. 200
(863i634-2514
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 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
$125(863)612-5457


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



DISCOVERING STATISTICS-
Coiiite l'oo,. 2nd ediirnn
grrat conditionon, $80
(8631763-3334




Shutters &
Gutters, Ilic.
Professional,
Insalaation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insuied

863.763.5650
1551 NA.V. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765



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


HEELIES, Worn rwice, brown
while & orange, si:e 9 Pa
$95. asHrg .$60
1863ffi763-0367


BOYS CLOTHING, Size 10 12,
40snirls, ,jress & T.r hirl.
5-shorii) & 5-iearn 1.65
1863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise. 2 pi,-e,
Laced bdiji(Pe & i(hiri h ll l, l
3 4 lengirih ie -14 P'l1 [.150
Sell $50. (863.0631004
FORMAL GOWN, Ligrl sea
are-i 8,.ie vt never wuiri
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COMPUTER- 1 GH- Pr,,:e- .
ir 448MB 01 ramiT, 89CB H 0.
CD burner, 17" muni Wir20.00
Et, $250 (8631902.096i1i
COMPUTER DESK- large ri
adiuilable reignite ood i:on-
Oili,.ni $50 or bDe;, oiler
(561)676-0427



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
BEORM 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-
tion! $500. (863)634-5943


COMPUTER ARMOIRE: Oak,
like new, only 6 mth's old,
hardly used, smoke-free
home. $75.863-634-5034.
COUCH- 3 cushion Gray, Sil-
ve .S Bila: Li'e new $100.
or best offer. (863)467-1532'
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
'lhinho Ueeds refinr h ing
1201) (56i 2.t .i0
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. iiT & 6 ,ri i
Brand new dbl. toianmnre:s
$1000 for alit (863)447-0921
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
oner 186|46--4871
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress,
boxspring and frame, $100
863)946-3822 or
954)646-3217
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- HOjlei *. i ii ilil
uoi)re (21 pin velvel grip:
h1e new 1,150
1363,i76F.669
GOLF CART: ,Ea,.y Go Eleriric,
C iTipliele i;? ii w wiri jw ..
iiohli, orn L iw new r rid.
$1950 nedi ;72t ".4,.9474
GOLF CLUBS- omnpitlt.
iTii,.lrih o eli iTiei3 l w od'.
irons t.ag, puner & Calljaway
BB # ,150 JO 63.946t3123


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Over. under 28 bDil lulirrlniid
;nijiCe ingoer. lull enigraved r-
eve 95 .--0307
COLT- 1903. Type illi 2 Aulo-
mralic PIiol. '.400
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IVER JOHNSON Canierrmn 45
c il 1 2 titil E..: :.nd .fin-g e
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PISTOLS (21 25 5 380 aulo-
rn r.iic .350 lor boin will
cep i6020'31-8101
Reminglon 700PSS
W'Cal Leopoilsc'pe $ 35(I
Smith & Wesson
Moade22A-i .300
Model 351PD [I 1,:5
56119'1 8.7 f,
RIFLE- Mjrlin 38 :'.S 22 nma .
nun SimiiTi1ji1iS J. t2 1)
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ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From 'Sear, hil, e ne ri uilv
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8636:i75-2822
FREE WEIGHT GYM: i.250 or
Iesiter m 863-067-6088



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


LADIES RING, European cut,
1/3ctw, white gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy, cu-
ban link. $500 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter:
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.


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LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
In box. $10. (863)763-1997


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$45. (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


Powered Pressure Washer,
3200 psi Honda, w/11hp
Honda eng., 200' hose,
$650. (863)697-9704
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
(863)697-9704



BASS GUITAR, Fender Ja::
Majrcus Miller Signrtjiure
model, Like new, $575.
.(863)357-7406
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371,
GUITAR- JOHNSON A,:ou;i,,.
Black, e.ielerii lurie. seldom
used, like new, soli case,
$95 (863)634-9316
YAMAHA PIANO .iprigrin
very good cond $i00O
(863)675-4212


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$550Ci86l3981-, 7u2
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe. With white
paws Male 3 m0 $500
186 3)357-.369
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white. 3
beiqe, a11 shois, beaUdulul
$450-1.600 1863)983-,211
COCKATIEL, S30
(8631467-5709
DACHSHUNDS- wpapert 7
m on I hs Ild, ,lI
1.863)634-2479 anytime.
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),.sKC
-reg., call for detail

PARAKEET: Only $10
863-763-4088
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male. 6.
female. Mother is registerrid
Available wk after Christria
$300 each. 863-763-1001.

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
flieds.


POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sories. $450 or best offer.
(863)467-6088



CAR AUDIO: 4 Memphis 12"
speakers in Custom Ported
Box & JBL 1201 amp. $800.
(863)824-0776 .
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
petl cner 12396103.502f
SURROUND SOUND- Br,,na
new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
86.11675-3228


WEB TV- (2) New, in box,
Magnavox Plus, Sony, (1)
Magnavox Classic. $75 will
ell ,eparal 8 (b63) 763-2773

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GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$790. (863)697-8837


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20
(863)763-3982
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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




ELDERLY CARE:
Provided in a Loving Home
byexperienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining
Call 863-801-9497



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Cali 863467-4734



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 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, Liners 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
Pets/Supples/
Services 670
Photography 675
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 &I 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
Sears old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
863-467-1325
POPCORN QUILT, Lovely, An-
tique, 6x8', Appraised @
$500, asking $4.00....
(407)436-1365


CHEST FREEZER- Westing-
house, excellent condition,
$100 (863)946-3822 or
(954)646-3217
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APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367/ 801-9494
HORSE TRAILER- 91, Hart j
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
S$2000. (863)201-3492
WESTERN SADDLE, Black, Ex-
cellent. $200.
(502)931-8101
WESTERN SADDLE- Leather,
16" soft seat, brand new
3,$25 or besi offer
(863)467-7295



LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-o
ing Runs but needs b3hery
$ 150 (863)517-1574


Rentals.



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhousep Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Beautiful 2BR Ciose to town
Remodeled, Like new' Only
$825 mo iriiudes waler bill
call 561-255-4377
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Perron. lurnisned
w.uliilie, $125 wk t $300
ec dep Cal 863-610-1027
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
N.ofOKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or mail
vldp@surfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last& sec.
joi p i. S 63 4.34-313



EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2tbr itbd Pool Tenrnis. Shu-
Ilebudrd $875. mo + 1875
Sec Cal lKelly 863-697-6428


BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS:
Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. 863-634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Six 8th St.
3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A, city
water. $950/mth, 1st & last.
863-634-0663


I Hose Rent0I


~BRAND NEW OFFICES-
.ocated on West side ol new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Q Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.E downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/ ".
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale .1025
Hunting Property 1030
investment :
Property Sate 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectionT060f
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OAK LAKE, lbr, 1ba. Apt. on a
corner $87,500. or best of-
fer. Will sell" fast!
863-634-5628


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2+bd,
2ba. waterlioni, pool jacuzi
nonida room screen room,
new medal rool lenced yard
wi,sprinler, Owner mriodivdie
Price reduced $149,000
S(863)763-1673
Possible Reril tO Own
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move in!
Spacious 3/2 w/ilake access.
Owner financing avail.
185 000. (8631634-5236
LAKE PORT, Combined FULRm
& RV Sheller on leased site.
#296 toriniake Esiales RV
Resort. Shelter accommo-
dates 32' RV 12'H. Rm
12'x40' Fully furn. $35,000.
Nice Sih Wheel orn site
$2800. 8631946-2270 --
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, CBS
home on 2 acres, in Spot in
the Sun. $175,000.
(863)201-9175/443-9239


Mobile Homes

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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Fa'm Feed/Preducta 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ 830
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


Employment
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The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1i/2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info. 8am-5pm.
(863)357-6700
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
ast & sec. (941)504-3954
OKEECHOBEE: 3213 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
last. 863-634-0663
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2RilBA Fur-
nisried, waler view, dock. pool.
ternis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
1st, last &sec. Seasonal
$1500/mo.'
Cail 1863)634-8-57
www.okeeirilo com'irerital


OKEECHOBEE'S"GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs RFish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com



OKEECHOBEE- Town & Coun-
try, 2br, 1ba, insulated 10 x
36 Florida rm, 13 x 46 car-
port Laundry rm, furnished,
storage shed. $19.500 neg
j863)467-0284
VILLA MARGARET -2BR/1BA
adolt park Fully furnished.
Cemn.A/C-neat. 60' carport,
scrn rm 10x30' Shed 12l4'.
$20.500 (863)763-2318

Recreation




Campr/Rs 3010
Jet Sis 3015
Marine sAccesorwa 020
Marine Mlscellaneos 3025
Mostorycles 'OQ3
Sport Vehicles/ATV/ 3035



AIR BOAT- 12'. 2 seater with
trailer. No molor $350 or
best offer. (863)357-1038
BOW RIDER, 1711, w/70hp
Johnson-ifrailer. $750
(8631447-0270
PONTOON BOAT, 24'. 60ho
Evinrude. $1900
1863)763-9998
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 np
Evinrude XR SS Prop, Com-
plele rebuild w/less than 75
his. 36 v motor guide. 3 bank
charger tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer wiriew wheels &
tires. Cover Always garaged
Eceilerit condition $10,000
(5611262-0493
promaxl @3.adeiphid net ..
SAILBOAT- 22.8'. Sails & 9 9
motor w/swiing kill. 3 sails
wispinker & pole. $1900. or
besloHfer (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17i Pursuit
S& KodiaK. $900 Will separ-
ate 1863)357-7406
TnI-HULL -5ft., 55 hp John-
son Motor. 100 uor best other
(863)357-0406 or
1863)697-2998


COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001 36 5 Fi Fron Bedroom,
bunk beas in rear, lackkrnile
couch,& slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or mail
foubear@earthlink.riet
MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978.
air stream product. 28 It
long AC. irdge, and more
$6000 561-261-0766
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000
(863)674-0898
SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35'
motor home awning. Paid
$600 asking $200
1863)610-1964


ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops.
- Ne r wc brpe bl-ng. $1-4,500.-'
(8281890-3202 or 691-2425
It's never too late to thu
Ut p perfect mUokrle
It in thi ebsslflmk


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TMX ELMO! New 10 th Anni-
versary Edition, in box.
$130. (561)818-1352


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
SHOT GUN, Automatic or dou-
ble barrel, 16 or 20 gauge.
Please call (561)261-0766.
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Blckher, 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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Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 28, 2006 '


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299



ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281


DIRT BIKE- '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $1000.
Firm. (863)634-2475
HONDA CR85R '06- very good
condition, runs great, $2200
or best offer (863)599-0788
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
(863)634-3344
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter3pm
How do young tmi a job In
today's competitive
M I nke the employ-
met section of the das-




GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp,
Brlggs & Stratton, Runs
ood. Nice Christmas Gift!
$350.(863)801-3890
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
Stood. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART-4 runs, $300
(863)634-7706

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yord sale In the dassl-
fleds and make your
clan m a breezel


Automobiles

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CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
both. (239)867-1558
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $850
or best offer. (863)357-1692
DODGE NEON '95, 4 door, au-
to., a/c, 4 cyL, good on gas,
new tires, needs minor work.
$750 neg. (863)634-8506.
DODGE STRATUS '98: Every-
thing works $2000 or best
offer. 8630612-5558.
FORD ESCORT ZX2 '99- 5
speed, new AC, runs good,
white w/gray Interior, $1800
neg. (863)805-2822
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad. motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427

LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1986,
A/C, Excellent condition. Gar-
age kept. $900 or best offer.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.


I Genra Contr


DODGE 3500- '03 Dually, An-
derson '05 Gooseneck 25',
Mustang '03 skidsteer, low
hrs., Tacheuchi '00 Mini-
exc., TB016, All or Part: Call
(863)673-5185



JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Approx. 80K org.mls. $1200
or best offer. 863-675-4079

PartsRepairs4


FORD- '86, F350, Diesel,
parts, truck, $800
(561)951-8767
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all 772-812-3300
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS
diamond plate. $100 neg.
863-763-0852.
SUBWOOFER & AMP: 12"
Rockford sub In box. Alpine
320 watt 5 channel amp.
$200 neg. 863-801-1683.


MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990:
Only 36,000 original miles.
$1800. 863-228-1094
SATURN 2000: AC, runs
great. Asking $3000 or will
trade for small truck.
863-342-3551


SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Heml 5.7. $150. Call
Jess (863)634-5020
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims. Fits Fords & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
(863)697-0845
TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, Su-
per Swamper TSL Radials, 4
w/ good tread, 2 spares.
$300 neg. 863-634-1890.
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
gray, fits '02 current Dodge
Ram short bed. $700 Call
Heather (863)697-0328
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
(863)357-5754
TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick
Century. Good condition.
$75. (863)357-1580
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy
S10, w/ 4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
area. $500.863-763-2389.


CHEVROLET P/U 1993: Great
work truck! $1400: For more
info call 863-357-5906.
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000.-or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, 1/zTon, 350 auto.,
2wd, new motor, only 36K
mi. Must seel $1100 neg.
(863)763-0852
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean, 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
$6500.863-674-0898
DODGE RAM 2500-'"05, 4 x 4
Quad Cab, diesel, auto, load-
ed w/ leather, 100 K Warran-
ty $29,500 (863)697-0424


I G .eineral C n a


MJ BUILDING CONTRACTOR
Screen Rooms Carports B
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaste 863) 634-2044


FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
FORD RANGER- '97, Good
Cond., runs good, $2000
(863)675-8104 Iv msg.


FORD EXPLORER SPORT- '91,
2 door, needs work, runs,
$500 (561)255-0162.
KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great, $4000 or best offer
(863)634-0949 or
(863)763-6322


REESE TRAILER HITCH- load
leveler, complete, $125
(863)467-4328
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x9, home-
made, new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc). $550
or best offer (863)763-3735


CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
condition. Very dependable.
$900. or best offer.
(863)675-3228
CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV
& VCR, White w/blue trim.
Asking $2250. neg.
(863)763-2345/304-2289
DODGE CARAVAN-'94, 3.3L,
V-6, Runs good. $750. or
bestoffer.(863)634-8671
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuilt engine & trans.
$2300 (239)495-0052

Looldng for a place to,
hang your hat? Look no
frlthir than the class-
gaegt.


LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 ON JANUARY 12, 2007 AT 9:
00 A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA.
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING, AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1979 Chae 4 Door
VIN#1L69UB5181716
1997 Mazda Protege
VIN#JM1BC1417VO119454
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL BALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
182693 ON 12/28/06


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Janet Estrella, C.N.A.
1109 SW11th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CASE NO. 2006-20006
LICENSE NO.: 12386
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may e obtained by
contacting, Ellen Simon, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin
#065, Tallahassee, Florida
S32399-3265. (850)245-4640
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 1,
2007, tOe matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at an en-
suing meeting of the Board of Nursing
In an Informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
spcal' accommodation to participate
In this proceeding should contact the
Individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
183522 ON 12/28/06 & 01/04,11,18/07


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Community Events


AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sat-
urday, 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 infor-
mation and reservations, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
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 a.m. 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.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For
information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.


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.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave: For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first [uried art show. Forinfor-
mation, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2.
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-
MAIN.


Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County.Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests
consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and wood-
working. There will also be food competitions such as home baking and
canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories such as
garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms
and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458
U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or
Dianne Spahn 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 Okeechobee
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. Ticketseare$10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend
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Public Notices


I Public Notice


Public Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2003-CA-103
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR TO BARNETT
BANK OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE,
Plaintiff,
FRANCES E. FRALUX JIM 0. MARION; MELBAJ. MARION;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2;
and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS Bt
THROUGH, UNDER ORAGAINSTA NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED,
Defendants,
AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 26, 2003 and an Order Resetting Sale dated 12/1506,
and entered in Case No. 2003-CA-103 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judi-
cial Circuit In and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Bank of Amedrica, NA.,
successor to Bamett Bank of Lake Okeechobee Is Plaintiff and FRANCES E. FRA-
LIX JIM 0. MARION, MELBA J. MARION; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER QR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED are Defendants.1 will sell to the highest and best bidder
for csh at the Okeechobee Judicial Center, 2nd anr, Jury Room, 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Okechobee, Floda In Okeechobee County, Fodda at 11:00 a.m. on Feb-
rury 8, 2007, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Rnal
Judgment, to-wit
SOUTH 12 OF LOT 33, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION, SAID LOT 33 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTH 1h SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 MARKED BY A HEWED UGHTER-
WOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES, 31 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2977.53 FEET;
THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 340.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00
FEET, THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES, 08 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT FOR ROAD
PURPOSES, TIE WEST 25 FEET, CONTAINING 5 ACRES.
TOGETHER WITH THE 1993 HOMES OF MERIT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ON
THE PROPERTY: VIN NOS; FLHML2F38610961A AND FLHML2F38610961B; TI-
TLE NOS. 65926672 AND 65926671; RP NOS. R0579445 AND R0579446.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE.OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
fticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you to e provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Court at 863-763-2131 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you hearing or voice Impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8770.
DATED atOkeechobee, Florida, on 12/18/06.
SHARON ROBERTSON
SAsClerk, Circuit Court
By: /s Unda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATr & DIAZ, A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
POBox 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-143.
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12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 28,2006


Service Club Briefs


American
Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
763-2950.
American Legion Post 64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The hours
of operation are: Monday, and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 1 until
9p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NFL on big screen TV.
Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza
and $1 draft beer will be offered.
David Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m. ,
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will
be entertainment from 5 until 8
p.m.
December events:
Saturday: karaoke from 5
p.m. until?
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year's
Eve luau party from 8 p.m. until ?
Tickets will be on sale at the bar.
Champagne will be served at inid-
night.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Johnny Patton
at (863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
.(863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post al 4it'.7-2 s2 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
998.3 l.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food wil be available for a
donation.
\\ednesdaN s: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food %1ill be avail-
able;
.* Every Thursday. washer loss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m. /
Fridays: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be b\ Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until
11 a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month.
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fuin activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020..
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.-
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 1 Fa.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.


Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call fort
the menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8
p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year's
Eve party at 7 p.m. The cost is $50
per couple, or $25 per person.
Only ticket holders may enter
starting at 6 p.m. Music by Don
West Band. Snacks and hors
d'oeuvres available.


Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at
7p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at
8p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at
8 p.m.
,* Legion meeting on the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 2 p.m.
Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and
Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. (Open to the
public)
Saturday, Washer toss at 1
p.m.
Karaoke with Lisa on Satur-
day from 5 p.m. until ?, with
snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee .Loyal
Order of Moose #1753, Legion-
naires are holding their annual,
Koeze Nut furidraiser for food bas-
kets for the less fortunate. Order
forms and catalogs may be picked
up from Paul at The Stitching Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave., or at the Lodge
located at 159 N.W. 36 St. For
information or to order call Paul at
(863) 467-1484, or the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
VW Post #4423
A The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post


opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.'
for members.and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members, and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food \ ill be available.
Sunday: dinner \\ ill be a\ ail-
able.from'2 unul 5 p.m and \\ill
be followed >\ karaoke from 6
until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is striv-
ing for 100 percent. For informa-
tion, contact the quartermaster at
(863),763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in'Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
.iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursda is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls,
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sal-
urday
For information contact Conm-
mander Don South at l .'f,.;) 467-
2882...


All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The \T\\ will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sundayat 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday though Saturiday and at 1
p.m ,-on Sunda\.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m Lunch is avail-


able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m..with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 7.63-2308 for the


schedule of events.

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


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