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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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Inside

Woman gets
probation for theft
of four-wheeler
An Okeechobee woman
Tuesday was sentenced to pro-
bation and ordered to pay resiti-
tution for the four-wheeler she
stole, then sold to a local man.
Page 3

CES prepares for
Thanksgiving
Kindergarten has been busy!
We are always busy learn-
ing our letters, numbers, .and
words. We had a wonderful
time dressing up and walking
in the Central Parade in Octo-
ber. The teachers were so proud
of all the Kindergarteners who
earned their trip to Dairy Queen
for good behavior! We are now
very busy getting ready for our
annual Thanksgiving Feast!
Page 7

Cross Country Team
takes top honors
Last weekend the Brahman
Cross Country Team finished
first in Districts.
"I believe this is the first time
in school history," said Coach
Nathan Owen. "Last year was
the first time the boys or girls
teams had qualified for regions
as a team and the kids have
done a great job of continuing to
build the program. Bryan Suarez
finished second, Eddy Guerrero
fifth, Reynel Denova 15th. The
scoring was rounded out by Lio-
nel Jones and Austin Willard.
Page 14

Briefs

VFW sponsors
Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539
is looking for all family mem-
bers -- sons, daughters, broth-
ers, sisters, fathers or mothers
-- of those serving in Iran, Iraq,
Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf.
The Post is sponsoring Opera-
tion Shoebox and would like to
send packages to active military
personnel from Okeechobee.
Please call (863) 697-2930, or
e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.
cornm.

Drought Index
Current: 365
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.33 feet
Last Year: 12.56 feet


4 ~1


Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Utility authority elects chairman


OUA honors
outgoing chairman

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognition of the outgoing
chairman was the highlight of the
monthly meeting of the board of
directors of the Okeechobee Util-
ity Authority (OUA) held Tuesday
morning, Nov. 13.
Since 2001 Mr. Long has rep-
resented the City of Okeechobee
on the' board. Since March of
2006 he has been serving as
chairman of the board.
"Your leadership has been
excellent," stated Tom Conley,
board attorney. He admitted that
he was skeptical at first but add-
ed that the city made an excellent
selection for a representative.
"Every move, every vote, was
obviously in the best interest of


the authority," board member
Elder Sumner said of Mr. Long's
leadership.
In February the board will be
electing new officers. Until that
time, first vice chairman Steve
Nelson was named as chairman.
Carl Leonard was moved from
second vice chair to first vice
chair. Board member Elder Sum-
ner was voted to fill the second
vice chair position.
At the last city council mem-
ber, councilmen voted to move
their alternative board member
Frank Irby into the position of
regular board member to fill Mr.
Long's seat. They have yet to
name another alternate.
"It certainly has been a privi-
lege for me," Mr. Long said. "We
have made a lot of headway. I
feel privileged to have been a
part of it."
During Mr. Long's six years
on the board the board tackled


fire hydrant funding and instal-
lation, and design and construc-
tion of the wastewater plant
expansion. The board also de-
veloped a sewer maintenance
protocol and service agreement
with King's Bay, and finalized a
public-private financing arrange-
ment that will save customers
more than $15 million in debt
service costs over the next 30
years of the wastewater treat-
ment plant project.
Mr. Long resigned effective
Nov. 30 because he will be mov-
ing to Bartow to accept the posi-
' tion as city manager.
Turning to other matters,
the board, after considerable
discussion, tabled a request
from Wharton-Smith, Inc. for a
change order on the wastewater
plant expansion. This change or-
der requested a four and a half
month extension in time but no
increase in the contractual price.


'... the rockets. red glare: Okeechobee blast


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Fireworks lit up the night sky on Saturday as Zambelli Fireworks presented their an-
nual Okeecohbee Blast fireworks show at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area. The 30
minute fireworks show featured non-spot pyrotechnics . Zambelli Fireworks Internatio-
nale, Okeechobee County and the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council
sponsored the Okee-Tantie Blast 2007. Each year the Zambelli brothers provide a free
fireworks presentation as a 'thank you' to the county for allowing them to have their
warehouse facility within the county.


There was some discussion as
to how much of this delay was
due to factors the contractor had
no control over and how much
of the delay was caused by the
contractor's internal problems.
Since this was the first phase
of construction, the board was
concerned about the effect on
completion time for the entire
project. Therefore the board ta-
bled the matter pending receipt
of more detailed information on
the issue.
After considerable discussion
the board also tabled a request
for deviation from OUA's es-
tablished specifications on the
distance between buildings and
vacuum pits from the developer
of the Oaks at Shannon's Cross-
ing.
As a result of developer re-
quests the board did approve
releasing electronic files of the
manual of standards .in a differ-


ent format from what they have
been releasing it. Mr. Conley ad-
vised that this manual was a pub-
lic document and since OUA had
it available in the requested for-
mat, they would have to release
it in that format. The requested
format would make it easier for
developers to draw up plans.
John Hayford, OUA's execu-
tive director, presented a report
on progress being made toward
the east side force main. Staff
has prepared a preliminary esti-
mate of construction costs. The
developers of Northshore Village,
Eagles Landing and Awesome
Ranch have agreed to share in
these costs since their develop-
ments would utilize the force
main. The route is essentially
complete. The engineering firm
expects to have completed 90
percent of the design drawings
See Chairman - Page 2


Man charged



with taking of



water plants


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
arrested late last week and
charged with the illegal taking
of aquatic plants from a local
canal. The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
S(DEP) filed the charges.
Keith Alan Bates, 32, N.W.
,310th St.,, was charged with
.the felony of grand theft and
'the misdemeanor of collec-


Courtesy photo/University of
Florida IFAS


See Plants - Page 2 Duck potato


FWC holds rule


change workshop


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) is seeking public input
on proposed changes to two
Lake Okeechobee freshwater
fishing rules. The FWC will
hold two public meetings to
explain the reasons behind the
proposed changes and hear
public opinion. The meetings
will be at 6:30 p.m., on Nov. 14
at the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers Office, 525 Ridgelawn Rd.


in Clewiston; and at 6:30 p.m.,
on Nov. 15: at the Okeechobee
Civic Center, 1750 U.S. Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee.
Sampling over the last few
years has shown a decline in
the numbers of small large-
mouth bass and black crappie.
The --first-proposed change is
to replace the existing 13-18-
inch protective slot limit for
See Workshop - Page 2


Index
Classifieds................... 12-14
Comics ............................. 11
Community Events..... ......... 4
O bituaries................................ 6
O pinion.................................... 4
Speak Out .............................. 4
Sports................................... 14
W eather................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.


Rotarians learn upcoming events


By Chauna Aguilar -


Okeechobee News
Rotarians heard from two dif-
ferent speakers at their weekly
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13,
concerning two events coming
to students in Okeechobee in the
beginning of the new year.
Sharon Ming, the local Ed-
ward Jones branch manager,
spoke to the Okeechobee Rotary
Club concerning a .community
service presentation event where
world renowned motivational
speaker Craig MacFarlane will be
speaking.
Mr. MacFarlane is scheduled to
speak to citizens in Okeechobee


including .programs at Yearling
Middle School, Osceola Middle
School, Okeechobee Freshman
Campus and the Okeechobee
High School, as well as a com-
munity event that will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
, The community event will be
held at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus auditorium, 610
S.W Second Ave., from 5 p.m.
until 6 p.m. It is free of charge.
This community event will be
co-hosted by the OHS Finance
Academy. The OHS Finance
Academy is a career program
at OHS where students are pre-
pared for careers in the finance
industry. Through the finance


academy they take classes in ac-
counting, business and banking.
This allows them to bring
real-world activities into the
classroom setting, introduce
students to local business lead-
ers, enhance understanding of
the business environment and
increase employability skills. Stu-
dents are given the opportunity
to participate in an internship
program during the summer
between their junior and senior
year.
Mrs. Ming previously served
as a board member of the fi-
nance academy and supports


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian past president and chair of the MATHCOUNTS com-
mittee Chad Rucks (left), spoke to the Rotary club about sup-
porting the middle school math competition that will be held at
the IRCC main campus in February. Sharon Ming (right) also
spoke to the Rotarians about the upcoming event on Jan. 17,
where renowned motivational speaker Craig MacFarlane will
be coming to Okeechobee.

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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Local troop extending food drive


By Chauita Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Local Boy Scouts pack 964 is
extending their food drive beyond
their original deadline which
was Thursday, Nov. 15, to com-
mence On Tuesday, Nov. 20, in
order to allow the community
more time to drop off their non-
perishable foods for the needy of
Okeechobee.
Pack 964 consists of five dens:
Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelo 1
and Webelo 2. Each den is com-


peting among themselves to bring
in the most food for the drive.
All of the food that is collect-
ed by the pack will remain local
and be distributed through a lo-
cal mission group to citizens of
Okeechobee who are in need.
Donations can be dropped off
at Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave.
According to their website, the
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was
incorporated to provide a program
for community organizations that
offers effective character, citizen-


ship, and personal fitness training
for youth.
Specifically, the BSA endeavors
to develop American citizens who
are physically, mentally, and emo-
tionally fit; have a high degree of
self-reliance as evidenced in such
qualities as initiative, courage, and
resourcefulness; have personal
values based on religious con-
cepts; have the desire and skills
to help others; understand the
principles of the American social,
economic, and governmental sys-
tems; are knowledgeable about
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and take pride in their American
heritage and understand our
nation's role in the world; have a
keen respect for the basic rights
of all people; and are prepared to
participate in and give leadership
to American society.
For additional information
about the food drive or the boy
scouts, contact Tabitha Trent
(863) 824-6700 or Teresa Bell at
(863) 634-3342.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


UKeecnoDee News/Pete uawaa

Recognizing service
Steve Nelson, right, newly elected chairman of the board of
directors of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA), pres-
ents outgoing chairman George Long with a plaque com-
memorating his service to OUA. Mr. Long, who had rep-
resented the City of Okeechobee on the board, resigned
because he is moving to Bartow to accept a position there
as city manager.


Chairman
Continued From Page 1
by the end of Nov. Mr. Conley is
working on securing easements.
In other action the board:
*received the finance report
for the period ending Oct. 31;
*approved expenditure of
$9,900 for well rehabilitation;
*ratified emergency expendi-
ture of $6,400 for installation of
a soft start controller for a back
wash pump;
*approved expenditure of


Plants
+ Continued From Page 1
tion of aquatic plants without a.
permit. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $2,750. According to
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) records, Bates is free
on bond.
An arrest report by DEP Spe-
cial Agent John Beacham states
that surveillance was set up on a
business known as Bates Plants,
which is located on West Angle
Road in Fort Pierce, due to the al-
leged theft of aquatic plants from
state, county and municipal prop-
erties.
On May 1, the business con-
tracted to provide and install"...
various aquatic plants in the Ju-
piter Country Club invoiced at
$23,886.30," said said the DEP
agent's report.


Workshop
Continued From Page 1
largemouth bass with an 18-inch
minimum size limit. Currently, the
slot limit restricts the harvest of.
bass between 13 and 18 inches in
length. The new size limit would


Events
Continued From Page 1
their efforts to assist in creat-
ing students who are capable
to manage their own finances
and the finances of their busi-
nesses. Through this connec-
tion, Edward Jones and the OHS
Finance Academy both wish to
share the Inner Vision of Mr.
MacFarlane to the community.
Mr. MacFarlane's 'Inner Vi-
sion' way of thinking more than
likely developed as a result of
him being blinded as a child at
the age of two. Due to a child-
hood accident with a striker (a
device used for lighting a weld-
ing torch) he lost sight in his left
eye. According to his website,
within six weeks his right eye
went blind through a rare eye
disease called Sympathetic Op-
thelmia which causes the good
eye to go blind in sympathy of
the injured eye.
By the time Mr. MacFarlane
was 2 /2 years old he was totally
blind. He spent several years in
hospitals and eventually was.
sent to a school for the blind in
Brantford, Ontario which was
over 500 miles away from his
home and family.
Mr. MacFarlane never let his


$9,853.98 for interior lighting,
outlets, exhaust fan and miscel-
laneous wiring, conduits and
equipment for the steel building
housing the emergency raw wa-
ter pump station which would
draw water from the Rim Canal
incase of emergency; and
*approved expenditure of
$21,100 to Augusta Fiberglass of
Blackville, SC for the purchase of
two alum tanks.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Then, on May 4, Special Agent
Beacham and three other agents
followed a silver Toyota truck
and a black Dodge pick-up truck
to a canal that runs, north and
south along the east side of S.W.
32nd Avenue in
Okeechobee.
The report states
that the Toyota
pickup is regis-
tered to Bates
Plants:
The DEP
agents then
watched as five Keith
Hispanic men- Bates
and one white man spent two
hours harvesting Sagittaria latifo-
lia aquatic plants from the canal.
Keith Bates, said the report,
was driving the Dodge pickup.
Sagittaria latifolia is more com-
monly known as duck potato.
Duck potato is an emergent plant


mean anglers could not take any
bass under 18 inches from the
lake. This change would protect
the younger largemouth bass un-
til they grow to quality size.
The second proposed change
would be to institute a 10-inch
minimum size limit on black crap-
pie, also called speckled perch.


blindness hold him back from
accomplishing anything that he
wanted to do. His family never
treated his disability as a limit-
ing handicap. He was always
included in family activities.
He is a decorated athlete with
many medals including 103 gold
medals. He began his wrestling
career through school and he
continued to participate for
eleven years. He also learned to
play instruments and recorded
two pop rock albums.
When he was 19, Mr. Mac-
Farlane moved to the U.S. to
live with Hockey Hall of Famer,
Gordie Howe and his wife Col-
leen. He lived with them for
eighteen months and Gordie
Howe became his mentor.
Through this move he discov-
ered his unique talent for com-
municating with people.
Since that time Mr. MacFar-
lane has reached audiences
worldwide at all different levels.
He speaks of an Inner Vision.
Inner Vision is his key motiva-
tion that he has brought to over
2,500 schools throughout the
United States.
Mr. MacFarlane has spoken
to corporations and organiza-
tions of all sizes throughout the
world.


UKeecnooee News/unauna Aguiilar

Newshound and Sheriff
Miss Newshound caught the Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May showing his support at the Florida Gang Investi-
gators Association Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, Nov. 10.


that offers food and cover for
aquatic animal life. According to
a fact sheet from the United States
Deartrnent ol A.griculture I USDA)
the plant is a fat orite o:.d ofl \a-
terfowl, songbirds, wading birds,
muskrats and beaver. If a body of
water has a healthy stand of the
plant, it will also reduce turbidity
and wave energy.
Duck plant can grow to a
height of .4 feet and will have
white, three-petaled flowers.
When the DEP agents stopped
the vehicles they seized 49 bags of
plants that were loaded into the
back of the Dodge pickup. In the
first 17 bags, the agents counted
2,358 plants.. The bags, added the
report, averaged 139 plants per
bag.
Agent Beacham's report states
that Bates Plants had avertised
Duck potato plants at .40 cents
per plant. The wholesale value
of the seized plants, based on the


The rule change would protect
the younger black crappie from
being harvested and reduce pres-
sure on the current population.
This rule would remain in effect
until FWC trawl data shows three
successive years of normal catch
rates for black crappie.
If adopted by the commission,


According to his biography,
Mr. MacFarlane views his blind-
ness as "just a minor inconve-
nience" rather than a handicap.
This typifies his positive outlook
and his can-do spirit.
Mrs. Ming hopes that his hu-
mor and motivation will reach
out to the community. She ap-
plied over two years ago to
get Mr. MacFarlane to. come to
Okeechobee, and just recently
received word to begin sched-
uling events. Five presentations
will be held in Okeechobee
to the schools and one for the
community as a whole.
For additional information
contact Sharon Ming at (863)
357-4724.
Former Rotarian president
and chair of the MATHCOUNTS
committee, Chad Rucks spoke
about the MATHCOUNTS Pro-
gram that is sponsored by the
Florida Engineering Society. The
competition consists of middle
school teams who travel to the
Indian River Community Col-
lege main campus in Ft. Pierce
to compete at the district level
against other teams from High-
lands, Martin and St. Lucie
counties. The district event will
be held on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Each student takes an indi-


advertised selling price, was esti-
mated to be $2,722.40, said the
agent's arrest report
According to the..report, , il-
legally taking the plants violates
Florida statute 369.25(2) which
basically says it's illegal to trans-
port, collect, possess or sell any
aquatic plant species without a
permit issued by the Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices.
Keith Bates did not have a
permit to take the plants, stated
Agent Beacham.
However, his father, Carl Bates,
is licensed to collect non-prohib-
ited aquatic plants from a site in
Loxahatchee. and from privately
owned wetlands also located in
Loxahatchee.
The report adds that Keith
Bates did not have permission
from Okeechobee County to har-
vest the plants.


these ruled changes would go
into effect July 1, 2008.
For more information about
freshwater fisheries, visit MyFWC.
com and click on the fishing link.
For more information about the
meetings, call Regional Fisheries
Biologist Jon Fury at (561) 625-
5122.


vidual math test, competes in
a team competition and an in-
dividual competition. The top
four teams from districts go on
to the state competition where
the Florida Engineering Society
is raising funds for the students
expenses including breakfast
and lunch at the district level
and hotel accommodations at
the state level.
According to their website,
the mission of MATHCOUNTS is
to increase enthusiasm for arid
enhance achievement in middle
school mathematics throughout
the U. S. MATHCOUNTS strives
to provide today's students with
the foundation for success in
science, technology, engineer-
ing or mathematics careers.
MATHCOUNTS is a national
enrichment, coaching and com-
petition program that promotes
middle school mathematics
achievement through grassroots
involvement in every U.S. state
and territory.
For additional information or
to donate to the MATHCOUNTS
program contact Chad Rucks at
(863) 763-8999.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com


News Briefs

Clerk of Court office to be closed
OKEECHOBEE - The Clerk of Circuit Courts office will be closed
from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, for our annual Holiday
Lunch.

No Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren
For the first time in many years, there will be no community wide
Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren Church. The church itself nev-
er sponsored the dinner. The church just provided the dining room.
A separate organization called Grace Ministries sponsored the event.
Apparently that organization has ceased to exist. Grace Brethren of-
ficials state that no one has contacted them to use their facility and
no one seems to know who is in charge of Grace Ministries or if that
organization is still in existence.
Public meeting to discuss Taylor Creek
Residents in the area of Taylor Creek and Treasure Isle are invited
to attend a public meeting on Nov. 13 to learn more about the con-
tinuing drought, changing water levels and local projects in the area.
Representatives from the South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD), Okeechobee County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will attend the public meeting.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4 p.m. un-
til 6 p.m. at the SFWMD Okeechobee Field Station, located at 1000
NW 40th Street in Okeechobee. For additional information about this
meeting, please phone the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.
The S-193 Taylor Creek navigation lock will remain in the closed
position and continue to be operated for boaters two times daily at
8 a.m. and 2 p.m. until Lake Okeechobee level and levels in Taylor
Creek equalize.

Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertsoh, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit court, has
announced that the clerk's office web site now offers Okeechobee
County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in ava-
riety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index and
progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.clerk@
clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
The wind will be from the north around 5 mph shifting to the north-
east at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
The wind will be from the east around 5 mph in the evening becom-
ing light.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
50s.
Friday: Partly sunny. Cooler. The high will be in the mid 70s.
Friday night: Mostly clear. The low will be around 50.
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper
50s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be around 80.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The
high will be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Woman gets probation for theft of four-wheeler


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman Tues-
day was sentenced to probation
and ordered to pay restitution for
the four-wheeler she stole, then
sold to a local man.
Sharon Marie White, 31, N.W,
18"' St., was arrested on April 27
on charges of grand theft and
criminal mischief in connection
with the theft of the vehicle. She
was arrested again on Oct. 31 for
contacting the victim in the case
and was charged with tampering
with a witness.
Circuit Judge Sherwood Bau-


er, Jr., sentenced White to three
years probation on the grand theft
and tampering
charges and one
year probation
on the criminal
mischief charge.
She was also
ordered to pay
a $500 fine on
the tampering
charge, as well Sharon
as restitution to- White
telling $1,088.75
to the victim.
State Attorney Carlos Wells
told the judge that even though


this case "... is not the greatest
violation we have ..." some pun-
ishment was necessary. He sug-
gested maybe some time in the
Okeechobee County Jail or some
sort of work program.
White's attorney, John Lith-
gow, asked the judge that his cli-
ent only receive probation since
this was her first felony arrest.
An arrest report by Deputy An-
thony Kibler of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
indicates that White took a 2005
Man-Co four-wheeler from the
victim.
Through his investigation he


found the stolen four-wheeler at
the home of a man on N.W 47"'
Terrace. The man told the deputy
he had just purchased the four-
wheeler from White for $800. The
deputy added in his report that
someone had sprayed orange
paint on the four-wheeler.
He added in his report that as
he was interviewing White about
the stolen four-wheeler he saw
orange paint on her shirt and
pants that matched the paint on
the four-wheeler.
She was charged with criminal
mischief for painting the four-
wheeler.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
* William L. Glaude, 20, Phoenix
St., Lake Placid, was arrested Nov.
9 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans
on a charge of lewd and lascivious
battery on a child under 16 years of
age. His bond was set at $25,000.
* Paul Allen Hill, 44, U.S. 441
N., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 10 by Deputy Bryan Smith on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the misdemean-
ors of failure to appear - driving un-
der the influence, failure to appear
- driving while license suspended
with knowledge, failure to appear
- possession of drug parapherna-
lia and failure to appear - resisting
arrest without violence. His bond
was set at $10,000.
* Question Dingle, 28, N.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 10 by Deputy Wayne Douglas
on a charge of fleeing or attempting
to elude a law enforcement officer.
His bond was set at $2,500.
* Hector Ruben Velasquez, 33,
N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 10 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $1,000.
* Brenda Robbins Butts, 48,
N.W 252nd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 11 by the OCPD on
a misdemeanor charge of driving


under the influence. Her bond was
set at $500.
* Jose Maria Mendoza, 23, Fair-
view, Lake Placid, was arrested
Nov. 11 by Cpl. Chris Hans on a
misdemeanor charge of driving
under the influence and no valid
driver's license. His bond was set
at $1,200.
* Linda Thomas, 51,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
11 by Deputy Wayne Douglas on
a misdemeanor charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond was
set at $750.
* James Jay Perdue, 25, S.E. 23,d
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 11 by Deputy William Maerki
on misdemeanor charges of driving


under the influence, refusal to sub-
mit to a breath test and violation
of restrictions. His bond was set at
$2,500.
* Jeffery Norman Jansen, 41,
S.R. 78 W, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 12 by Deputy Sergeant
Clif Gill on a misdemeanor charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
* Thomas David Arnold, III, 22,
S.E. 24th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 12 by Deputy Thomas
Kitchen on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the felo-
nies of burglary of a dwelling, third-
degree grand theft and dealing in
stolen property. His bond was set
at $25,000


This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform thisnewspaper.
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MOTORCYCLE DRIVING TEST: I just recently went to the driver's
license place to get my motorcycle endorsement and they brought
it to my attention that there are now only two places to take your
driving test. And after January, they're not even going to be doing it
at all. Contractors are going to do it. I think that it is just ridiculous
that we don't have somewhere in town to go to take a motorcycle
driving test than have to go some other place. I think if they are
going to give driving test for a car, then they should give the same
thing for a bike. I mean you only need the same amount of room.

BRAHMANS: Congratulations on having a great high school foot-
ball team this year. Your "star" running back has certainly made
the Brahmans a real team. I am, however, concerned about the
unsportsmanlike conduct of your Okeechobee team. We all know
that the win against Clewiston meant alot to a team who has rarely
won against the Ctown Tigers, but the clipping, personal fouls, and
unsportsmanlike conduct was not necessary. Hopefully, your team
will continue winning as they enter into the playoffs, but lets not
forget to cultivate some "class" along with that winning attitude!

MOTORCYCLE RALLY: My family and I attended the rally to show
support to the community and our law enforcement for embracing
this gang free concept for Okeechobee and the State of Florida.
There were a lot of bikers out there showing their support. It really
was too bad that there were not more kids. They had things just for
kids. I saw where it said on the shirts '11t annual.' That means there
will be more coming. I think it is a real good thing unfortunately I
think a lot of kids missed out on a fun day. Maybe next year it can
be advertised more toward the kids by getting them involved in
things like a tug of war, illustrations drawn by our local children
showing that they want to be gang free. Our children need all the
help that they can get from their family, friends and the community
to keep them on the right track. I definitely think this is a step in the
right direction. I thought it was great and I am glad that we partici-
pated. Great job, everyone involved. The slow ride was awesome.
Hats off to our motorcycle police officers. I think the concept was
wonderful and I hope it continues to grow in the coming years.

OKEECHOBEE BLAST: We went down to the lake to see the
Okeechobee Blast fireworks show and it was awesome. They shot
the fireworks very fast, one right after the other, so it was just con-
stantly lighting up the sky for 30 minutes. I was surprised so few
people came to see it. I think they should publicize it more. We saw
a story about it in the newspaper on Friday and the fireworks show
was on Saturday. I suspect more people might have come if it had
been advertised earlier in the paper. By Friday, people may have
made other plans for their weekend.

PHONE BOOKS: This is concerning the ignorance of people
who are complaining about the AT&T phone books. I appreciate to
receive them, cause when I need to find a phone number outside
of Okeechobee I refer to them instead of having to call information
that adds extra charges to my phone bill.

+ .LOTTO: I have a question, the Okeechobee News I guess didn't
have a horoscope on Sunday (or I didn't see one). My question
is, why is the Lottery always 2 days behind? I was just wondering
why we can't give the lottery numbers from the day before. Edi-
tor's note: The lottery numbers are drawn each night after
11 p.m. By then, the newspaper is already at the printer.
We have to print early in order to have time to deliver the
newspaper all over Okeechobee County before 6 a.m.

ELECTIONS: I hope that our elections result in Commissioners
who only want to do what they are told by the county attorney and
administrator.

TICKETS: Recently we had a circus in town. I received a num-
ber of tickets to this event. All were written in Spanish, the only
words in English were the name, date, and place. Thinking this
was only for Spanish people I did not take my children to this event.
Editor's note: Most stores distributing the free kids' tickets
had two versions to give away. One version was in Spanish,
one was in English.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group fa-
cilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave. The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call (863)
6344780.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
357-1639.
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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863)
7634920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. 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 night for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Par-
rott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863) 6344780
or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at
noon. Women should bring business cards and information to pro-
mote their business. The meeting provides networking opportunities
for women in business and is open to the public. No membership is
required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878;
or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 357-3053.
Saturday
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.


Community Events


Chamber holds membership luncheon
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold their mem-
bership luncheon Nov. 14 at Golden Corral at noon. Guest Speaker
Dr. James Bradfield, GYN will be speaking on Breast Cancer (male
and female). For information call (863) 763-6464.

Stories Under the Big Top
The Okeechobee High School Drama Club is having their first
performance of the year on Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Okeechobee High School Auditorium. Watch the greatest stories
on earth come alive under the big top! It's a circus full of laughter
and a lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a
variety of well-known tales such as "The Bremen Town Musicians,"
"The Billy Goats Gruff," "The Lion and the Mouse," Monkey See,
Monkey Do" and "The Magic Fish." Students are admitted free and
adult tickets are $10 each.

Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at Soaps & Scents, 118 S.E. Park St. (across from
the Chamber of Commerce). . Refreshments will be provided. For
information call (863) 357-2368,

Friends Library host book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Sale will be held
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 from
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library dis-
cards are half price. For more information call the library at 763-
3536.

Mainstreet offers honey hams for Thanksgiving
Okeechobee Main Street is offering Honey Baked Hams for sale
for Thanksgiving. Foods for purchase are spiral hams, whole tur-
keys, turkey breasts, mini-hams, side dishes and desserts. Order
now for pick-up on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Syble's Flowers & Gifts, 119
S. Parrott Ave. For information call (863) 357-MAIN (6246) or (863)
763-2225.

Scrapbooking party scheduled
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will be avail-
able to assist with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Re-
freshments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any
scrapbook pages you are currently working on. For information call
Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

BHR Fire Department has bake sale
Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. until noon a bake sale will be held
at the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on 78 west. There will be
homemade noodles, pies, cakes, cookies, bread, candy and more.
Help the Ladies Auxiliary raise money for our Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. For information call Darlene Brown at (863) 467-6596.

Masonic Lodge plans breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will
host the first breakfast of the season on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Serving hours are
8 until 11 a.m. and the menu includes homemade biscuits and sau-
sage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, grits, sausage,
bacon,' fruit orange juice and coffee. All served by friendly faces for
only $5 per person. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holi-
day, this breakfast is being held earlier than our normal monthly
event. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or
Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.

Heritage Financial offers homebuyers classes
A first-time Homebuyer Education class is being offered on Nov.
14 and 28 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Heritage Financial Services located
at 309 S.W. Park St. Okeechobee. Please call to reserve your seat
at (863) 467-8899. The class will cover the residential application
process and credit guidelines needed to obtain loan approval. A
fee of $25 will be charged to cover the prequalification and credit
report cost.

Stakeholders to hold outreach meeting
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. until noon South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee Service Center (Bank of America
building- 2"d floor) are you interested in recreational opportunities
in the Kissimmee River Valley? The purpose of meeting is to provide
an opportunity for SFWMD to meet with community members that
are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region
for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and the recreational opportunities available for
you on SFWMD lands. If you have any questions about the upcom-
ing meeting, please contact Jeff McLemore at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260 x 3022.

Writers' Workshop at the Library
A Writers' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 '
p.m. in the Library Board Room. Anyone who writes fiction, in-
cluding mainstream, mystery, and romance, as well as memoir or
poetry is invited to'attend to read and offer constructive criticism to
the group. Bring two pages of your work to read. For information
call Jan Day Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Radio Club to host hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a ham- ,
fest on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy 441 S.E.
Okeechobee. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. There will
be free parking, free tailgate with paid admission, door prizes, cof-
fee and doughnuts and a catfish dinner as well as drinks, hotdogs,
and hamburgers will be available. Admission is $5. For information
call Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454 or go to www.joshosterman.
com/hamfest/. '

Garden Club to hold meeting
Are you a veggie grower or are flowers your thing? Just learning
or an old hand? Need to learn more or want to share ideas or help
others? This is the club for you. This month Dan Culbert will show
you the gardens of Costa Rica on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. at The
Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 Hwy 98. For more infor-
mation call (863) 763-6469. .

Mighty Sprouts to meet


The 4H Mighty Sprouts meeting for the month of November will
be on Monday, Nov. 26 at the County Extension Office from 5 until
7 p.m. There will be no meeting on Nov. 12 due to the holiday. The
class will be making beautiful magnolia blossom centerpieces for
their holiday tables. If you have any questions about the Mighty
Sprouts club, please call the extension office at (863)763-6469.

Orchid club host guest speaker
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will host guest speaker, Gary
Bailey, on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458
Hwy 98 N. Mr. Bailey has been growing orchids for twelve years,
assisting commercial growers in many of the big shows. He will
speak on the best way to care for your orchid when you first bring it
home. If you have a plant that is not doing well, bring it to the meet-
ing and Mr. Bailey will help you analyze your orchid's problem. For
information please call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 LIFESTYLES 5


Submitted photos
John Edward Entry and Rebekah Lynn Prevatt


Prevatt-Entry
Wayne and Sharon Prevatt are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Rebekah
Lynn Prevatt to John Edward En-
try IV.
The prospective groom is the
son of Nini and John Entry III and
Skeeter Entry.


The wedding is planned for
Nov. 24, 2007 at Quail Creek Plan-
tation.
She is employed as a Second
grade teacher with Central El-
ementary.
He is an owner of JE Clearing
and Developing, LLC.
After the wedding the'couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


You are not 'behind'


I know that many of you
have not started your Holiday
Cruising Missions because you
think you are already behind.
These missions were not made
to increase your guilt level. They
were built to help you jump in.
where we are not beat yourself
up over stupid little things. Af-
ter all it is the little things done
each day that keep us moving
forward. You know what is go-
ing to happen in December
when the Holiday DEADLINE is
upon you! I want you to stop
this right this minute and forget
about the past missions. I am
going to give you a quick over
view so yobt Will see that you are
not behind! This will give you
the confidence to jump in right
here and now and get started.
So enough with beating yourself
up of something that is trivial;
do you hear me!
I have set up a basic weekly
plan for our HOLIDAY CRUIS-
ING MISSIONS.
Monday- Clean up and de-
clutter one little area.
Tuesday- Make your plans
and Play; Write down things and
decorate!
Wednesday- Anti-Procrasti-
nation Day; Do something you
have been putting off.
Thursday- Go and Do! Get out
of your home and run errands.
The stuff you wrote down.
Friday- Budget Look at what
you have to spend and how
much you have spent!
You see that is all there is to
what we are doing.
With our little missions I give
you specific things to look at but
I can make those into a check
list for you so you don't feel like
you are behind.
1. Grab a trash bag and


Fling!
2. Download Holiday Control
Journal or just start a notebook.
3. Gather up cards, wrapping
paper, ribbons into one place.
4. Shop for stamps, tape or
any wrapping or mailing sup-
plies
5. Make a budget for the holi-
days: Travel, food, gifts.
6. Clear Hot Spots in the living
room for holiday decorations
7. 15 minutes in Holiday
CJ (decide on plans) and then
play!
8. Write down what Family's
sizes in your Holiday Control
* Journal. ,
9. Run Errands in your HCJ:
Baking Supplies, decorations,
dry clearer.
10. Examine your budget and
calendar: set up money time-
table for buying.
11. Toss out some more clut-
ter while you bless your home.
12. Make travel arrangements
or menu plan
13. Place catalog or internet
orders or just get in shopping
cart.
14. Make errand list by re-
viewing your Holiday Control
Journal and Go.
15. Review budget, pay bill
and check your timetable for
buying.
After looking at this list do
you see how you can jump in
right where we are and get start-
ed without any guilt that you are
behind. It is just the first part of
November! We can do this! All
we are doing is cleaning, plan-
ning, playing, doing things we
hate to do, running errands and
facing our finances. We do this
every day anyway!
For more help getting
rid of your CHAOS; check
out her Web site and join
her free mentoring group
at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, "Sink Reflections"
published by Bantam and
her New York Times Best
Selling book, Body Clutter
published by Fireside. Copy-
right 2007; MarIa Cilley;
Used by permission in this
publication.


Stephen Casey Clemons and Adrienne Lee Mills


Mills-ClemonS
Mrs. Renita Rawls of Troy, Ala.,
and Mr. W Frank Mills of Grady,
Ala., are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter, Adri-
enne Lee Mills to Stephen Casey
Clemons of Gainesville.
The prospective groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Clemons of
Okeechobee.
The bride to be is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Robert McNeill Rawls of Pine Level,
Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. W.E Mills and
the late Mrs. Kathryn Mills of Grady,
Ala. She is a graduate of Auburn
University, where she was a mem-
ber of Pi Beta Phi social sorority and

Births


Tucker Williams
Tucker Williams
Greg and Sharon Williams
.of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Tucker Williams.
He was born Aug. 9,2007 at St.
Lucie Medical Center in Pt. St. Lu-
cie. He weighed 10 lbs 3 ounces
and was 21 inches long at birth.
Tucker was welcomed home
by Taylor and Tyler.
Maternal grandparents are
Stanley and Margaret Lipfert of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Bill
and JoAnn Williams of Cobbtown,
Ga.
Great grandparents are Geor-
ganna and George Sweatt.

Katelynn Marie
Straight
David and Christina Straight
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter Katelynn Marie
Straight. Born Oct. 31,2007 at Port
Saint Lucie Medical, she weighed
8 lbs 7 ounces at birth.
Katelynn was welcomed home
by big brothers, Tracy Arnold and
David Straight, Jr.
Maternal grandparents are
Chuck and Debbie Smythe of
Tenn.
Paternal grandparents are
Edell Straight and the late Chuck
Straight of Okeechobee.


is currently employed at the Child
Health Care Center in Troy, Ala.
The groom is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. P.A. "Doc" Schelter,
Mrs. Ida Clemons and Mr. and
Mrs. Otis "Pete" Clemons all of
Okeechobee. He is a 2000 graduate
of Okeechobee High School and a
graduate of Troy University. He is
employed as General Manager of
the North Florida Livestock Market
in Lake City.
The couple will be married on
Dec. 15, 2007 at the First United
Methodist Church in Troy, Ala. with
a reception to follow at Troy Uni-
versity Stadium Club.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Lake City.

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Obituaries


Susanne Marie
D'Ancona
Susanne Marie D'Ancona,
age 40, of Okeechobee, died
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 art her
residence. She was born May 8,
1967 in Milford, Conn., to Bob
and Glorida Hasselman. She has
been- a resident of Okeechobee
for the last 13 years and enjoyed
watching television.
She is survived by her son,
Brian D'Ancona, parents, Bob
and Glorida Hasselman all of
Okeechobee; brother James
Hasselman of New London,
Conn,; sisters, Debbie (Mark)
Kensel of Okeechobee; Donna
Hasselman, Barbara Jones, and
Robin Hasselman all f Norwich,
Conn. In addition, she is sur-'
*vived by a host of nieces and
nephews.
The family will receive friends
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 from 5
until 6 p.m. at the Buxton Funer-
al Home . A memorial service
will be held at 6 p.m. in the fu-
neral home chapel. Friends may
sign the guest book at www.
buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Helen Marie Peer
Helen Marie Peer, 91, former-
ly of Rossford and Perrysburg,
Ohio, died Saturday, November
10, 2007 in the Primrose Retire-
ment Center, Findlay, Ohio, sur-
rounded by her family. She was
born Sept. 23, 1916 to Martin
and Julia (Greisiger) Gladieux.
Helen worked as a machine op-
erator for Champion Spark Plug
and a clerk for the former'Lane
Drug store. She was a parishio-
ner of St. Rose Catholic Church,
Perrysburg, where. she was a
member of the Altar and Rosa-
ry Society. She was active with
the Rossford. Senior's and their
bowling league.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Thomas M. Peer,
parents, sister Marcella and
brothers, Marvin, Arthur, and
Urban.
She is survived by her son,
Thomas (Bonnie) Peer; daugh-
ter, JoAnn (Richard) Heyman;
grandchildren, Nicole, Aaron,
Tracy, Brian, and Adrianna; 11
great grandchildren, four great-
great grandchildren, brother,
Walter (Lucille) Gladieux.
A memorial mass will be cele-


breated Saturday, November,]17,
2007 at 10 a.m. in St. Rose
Church, Perrysburg, Ohio.
The family requests memo-
rial contributions may be made
to Bridge Home Health and Hos-
pice 15100 Birchaven Lane Find-
lay, Ohio, 45840.
Arrangements by Maison-
Dardenne-Walker Funeral
Home.

Robert Santiago
Robert "Bulldog Bob" Santia-
go, age 55, went to be with the
Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
He will be remembered for
the way he made people laugh,
his amusing stories, his love for
music and life and for the love
he had for his family, friends and
animals.
He is survived by his love Su-
Ann Loehr; his mother Violeta
Chiesa; his sister, Diana San-
tiago; his brother, George San-
tiago; his sons, Robert Santiago
and Alejandro Santiago and his
daughter-in-law Yamilet Santia-
go. He will be sadly missed by
all friends and family. May his
spirit live on in everyone who
knew him.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m.
followed by services at 1 p.m.
at the Fountainhead Memorial
Park and Funeral Home in Mel-
bourne, Florida on Saturday,
Nov. 17.

Malachi Andrew
Walker
Malachi "Kye" Andrew Walk-
er, age 14 months of Venus,
passed away Monday, Nov. 12,
2007 at Tampa General Hospi-
tal. He was born Sept. 13; 2006
in Sebring and enjoyed being
outside.
He is preceded in death by his
great grandfather, James Carroll
and great great grandmother,
Irene Hansen.
He is survived by his mother,
Eron Walker of Venus; father,
Jermaine Kidd of Sebring; ma-
ternal grandmother, Julia Carroll
of Venus; maternal grandfather,
Douglas Carroll of Anniston,
Ala.; paternal grandparents,
Betty Simms and David Bel-
lamy of Sebring; maternal great
grandparents, Judy and Jaybo
Farabee of Venus; paternal great
grandmother, Fonda Carroll of
Lexington, Ala.; maternal great-
great grandmother, Irene Price
of Labelle; and a host of aunts,


uncles, and other family mem-
bers.
Visitation will be held at
the Venus Baptist Church, 16
Church Drive, on Friday, Nov.
16, from 11 a.m. until service
time at noon. Interment will be
held at the Venus Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

James Nathan Baker
James Nathan Baker, age 73
of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
Nov. 13, 2007 at the St. Lucie
Medical Center. Born in Palmet-
to, Fla., he has been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1969.
He is survived by his wife,
Carmelita Baker of Okeechobee;
sons, Ricky A. (Betty) Baker of
Davie, Michael J. (Shawn) Bak-
er of Tenn.; daughter, Angela
Cepeda of Okeechobee;four
grandchildren, five great grand-
children. In addition he is sur-
vived by his sister, Judy Lynn
Baker of Miami.
A memorial service will be
held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11


a.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Violet McCuley
Violet McCuley, died Nov. 12,
2007. She was born on July 6,
1910.
She was an exceptional
mother and grandmother. She
was loved by all and will be very
missed.
She is survived by her son,
Glenn C. McCuley; six grand-
children and six great grandchil-
dren.
Services will be held at 2
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at
Forest Lawn Funeral Home SO,
2401 S.W. 64"' Ave. Ft. Lau-
derdale, 33317. Also a memo-
rial will be held on Nov. 20 at 4
p.m. and Treasure Island Bap-
tist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E.
Okeechobee.


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where he met Miss Newshound.


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By Linda Lombardi
Thanksgiving is for family. So if
some of your family is four-legged,
it seems only right to share with
them too.
But the results aren't always
festive, as Sandi Garcia of Denver
learned the hard way on her first
with Holly, a golden retriever. Just
before dinner, Garcia set down a
lovely plate of turkey and stuffing
topped with gravy.
"She gulped it down in two
seconds flat. Then we humans sat
down and said grace," says Garcia.
"Just as we were about to dig in,
Holly appeared in the dining room
and proceeded to throw up her en-
tire turkey dinner in front of all the
guests."
Fortunately, Holly didn't suffer
any long-term consequences. The
same couldn't be said for the holi-
day meal.
"Needless to say, nobody had
an appetite after that and dinner
was served as leftovers the next
few days - when we could stomach
it."
Holly's reaction isn't surprising.
Giving dogs food they aren't used
to, even a new kind of dog food,
can easily lead to an upset stom-
ach, says Dr. Ken Drobatz, director
of emergency medicine and profes-
sor of critical care at the University
of Pennsylvania veterinary school
hospital. More serious problems,
both long-term and emergency,
also can occur when pets help
devour the holiday meal. Exercise
both caution and moderation to
keep your pet safe for many holi-
days to come.
Pay attention to ingredients
"Too much fat is associated
with pancreatitis, which can result
in mild vomiting to potentially life
threatening illness," Drobatz says.
So don't give pan drippings or
gravy, and it's safest to remove tur-
key skin, which is fatty. And be very
careful not to let your pets get at the
bones. "Turkey bones can splinter.
They can stick in the esophagus,
where they are hard to get to - it can
be really serious."
Another potential risk is onions
in stuffing or side dishes. "Lots of


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grateful that she'd just renewed
the pet health insurance she had


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onions can cause red blood cells
to break down and cause anemia.
Even onion powder can be danger-
ous."
Drobatz cautions that cats are
more sensitive than dogs to toxins
such as those in onions. Fortunate-
ly, cats don't tend to overindulge in
strange foods as much as dogs do.
But be cautious, because you
never know what an individual cat
will get a taste for, as Dawn Lamb
of Mountain View, Calif., discovered
one year when her mother went to
the kitchen to get the pumpkin pies
that were cooling on the counter.
"Sitting on the counter was
Cloyd," the family's Siamese mix,
"face down in the center of one
of the pies, eating his way to the
edges."
Cloyd was fine - he died in his
sleep many years later at age 20 -
but the family learned its lesson.
"From that time on my mother kept
the pies covered, but always saved
a slice for Cloyd," says Lamb.
Grobatz says that side dishes
like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and
pumpkin are probably safe, but,
he emphasizes, "in small amounts.
Not a whole pan of it."
Watch for hidden hazards
For dogs - who tend to eat first
and ask questions later - the danger
can be not just food, but anything
that has come into contact with
food.
"We've seen dogs eat tooth-
picks and then months later they
cause serious abdominal prob-
lems. Sometimes it isn't immedi-
ately evident. They can migrate to
other organs in the abdomen."
The problem was certainly im-
mediately evident to Christi Lopez
of Fremont, Calif., last year, when
her Airedale terrier Abbey swal-
lowed a 4 1/2-inch inch metal tur-
key skewer that had fallen on the
floor.
"I tried to pry her mouth open. It
was like trying to .pry a vise open,"
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Countdown to Christmas


Holiday Tour of
Homes planned
The 2007 Holiday Tour of
Homes will take place on Fri-
day, Nov. 30, 2007 and Saturday,
Dec. 1, 2007 from 6pm until 9
p.m. both evenings. Tickets are
now on sale at Raulerson Hospi-
tal and at Suzie's Hallmark Gift
Shop in the Publix Shopping
Center. Tickets are available for
only $12 for the self tour and $25
for the bus tour. Bus tour tickets
can be purchased at the hospi-
tal. For more information, please
call Bill Casian at 824-2702.
VFW #9528 Auxiliary
sponsors Toys for
Tots program
The Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W.
Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge is
sponsoring Toys for Tots Pro-
gram. This will be for our local
children; Buckhead Ridge and
Okeechobee. New toys may be
dropped off at V.F.W. Post 9528
in Buckhead Ridge. No clothing
please. For information call An-
nie at (863) 357-0467.
Big Lake Missions
sponsors 13th
annual toy drive
The Big Lake Missions out-
reach is currently sponsoring
their 131h annual Christmas Toy
Drive for the underprivileged
children in Okeechobee County,
now through Dec. 20. They are
requesting gifts and toys ranging
in age from baby to teen. Also


they need donations of turkey's,
hams and all of the trimmings
for Christmas dinners. Your fam-
ily workplace can adopt a family
by calling us at (863) 763-5725.
The mission works one on one
with families who are out of
work, sick or just falling on hard
times. The gifts are given to the
parents) to wrap and place un-
der the tree for Christmas morn-
ing. Big Lake Missions Outreach
will accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the
mission, or cash and the vol-
unteers will shop for the items
needed. Receipts are available.
Please make checks payable
to: Big Lake Missions Outreach
and mail to P.O. Box 1663 or call
(863) 763-5725 or (863) 697-
6433.
Retired Educators
have Christmas
ornaments on sale
The Okeechobee Retired
Educators Association Christ-'
mas ornaments are on sale.
Ornaments are 24 karat gold
on brass. On sale are the 2006
Ornament - First Brick School,
and 2007 Ornament - Southland
Hotel. Each ornament is num-
bered, limited edition. A certifi-
cate includes historical informa-
tion. Ornaments are $15 each.
All funds go to their scholarship
fund. To purchase ornaments,
call Gay Carlton at (863) 763-
5755, Kay McCool at (863) 763-
2829, Regina Hamrick at (863)
"763-8865, Marion Davis at (863)
763-3991 or Paulette Whipple at
(863) 467-2487.


Tree lighting
ceremony planned
Nov. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony will be held in City Hall
Park. Okeechobee County School's
Chorus Group will be participating
in this year's events. Santa will also
be attending. For information call
(863) 763-3372.
See Santa at
City Hall Park
Santa will be in the City Park on
Nov. 27, following the Lighting Cer-
emony and on the following dates;
Nov. 28 through 30, and Dec. 3,4,5,
6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13, from 6 until
8 p.m. The park is next to City Hall,
where the tree lighting ceremony
is ehld. Pictures with Santa will be
available and goody bags will be
given to the children. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-3372.
Mainstreet sponsors
window contest
The Okeechobee Main Street 3rd
Annual window decorating contest
will be held. Businesses will need
to have windows decorated before
the City's Tree Lighting Ceremony
on Nov. 27. Judging will be held
on Dec. 8. The winner will receive
a plaque. For information call
Okeechobee Main Street at (863)
357-MAIN (6246).
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parks 2 and 3. For information call
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The Kiwanis Club will host San-
ta in the Park again this year. Snata
will be in Park 4 on Dec. 8 follow-
ing the Christmas Parade and also
on Dec. 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, and 23 from 6 until 8 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-3372.
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Santa Claus will be on the fire
truck on Dec. 20 in the Northwest
and Northeast section of the City,
Dec. 21 in the S.E. section of the
City and Dec. 22 in the S.W sec-
tion of the City. For information
call (863) 763-3372.
Local club
plans toy drive
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sponsoring a toy collection for


the needy children of the inmates
in the Okeechobee County Jail.
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by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new
and unwrapped. Please drop off


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Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E., Suite K.
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Central Elementary School prepares for Thanksgiving


Kindergarten
Kindergarten has been busy!
We are always busy learn-
ing our letters, numbers, and
words. We had a wonderful
time dressing up and walking
in the Central Parade in Octo-
ber. The teachers were so proud
of all the Kindergarteners who
earned their trip to Dairy Queen
for good behavior! We are now
very busy getting ready for .our
annual Thanksgiving Feast! We
are excited about learning about
the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrims,
Native Americans, and being
thankful.

Third Grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class have been working hard.
They have hatched out baby
wasps and another butterfly.
Thanks to Nick's grandma who
sent in the wasps for our cage.
We are learning about rocks and
minerals in science and time
and money in math. Reading
has been fun, with our Acceler-
ated Reader Program and 100
Book Challenge. Don't forget to
read with your child each night
for a step in their folder. We had
a great awards ceremony and
enjoyed Student of the Week
Luncheon, and Writing Display
Day last week. Students were ex-
cited to wear their costumes in
our Costume Parade last week,
also. This week we are looking
forward to another play at the,
Freshman Campus and our cel-
ebration of Veteran's Day with


the Luncheon. Congratulations
to Brooke Arnold, Nick Wiggins
and Robert Jones, our Students
of the Week. Happy Birthday to:
Carrie Wharin, and Christopher
Armstrong.
Ms. L's third graders are do-
ing great as we continue to learn
new skills! Reading is all about
Friends. The Stories Julian Tells
and The Talent Show all show
how friends work together to
solve problems. We are continu-
ing to learn about main idea and
details, and sequencing. Please
keep reviewing those synonyms,
antonyms, prefixes and suffixes.
They pop-up everywhere! In
Math we just finished the chap-
ter about money. Now we are
starting to learn about time and
elapsed time. Also, keep study-
ing those multiplication facts
as we will be testing those very
soon. Science just finished the
chapter about Heat. Now we
learn about Forces and Motion,
a fun chapter for the students!
Social Studies continue on in
the newspapers learning about
the Bill of Rights and how gov-
ernment is useful for us. Writing
is all about similarities and dif-
ferences. Students of the Week:
Sheryl Altman, Gerardo Garcia

Third Grade BASE
We are finishing the chapter
. book "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
We'll be taking an AR quiz on it
soon. In AR, we have over 530
points. Way to Go! Keep up the
good reading. Congratulations
to Andrew Dobbs who has the
most AR points. In Science, we
are learning about Forces and
Motion. In Math, we are learn-
ing elapsed time. In writing, we
are continuing to add support-


ing details to our expository
writings. Congratulations to our
Recent Students of the Week-
Eric Gomez, Mariela Espinoza-
Garcia, Mackenzie Mackin, and
Juliana Sanchez!! We wish ev-
eryone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Enjoy your break.

Fifth Grade
It's seems that it's been a
whirlwind of adventure in Mr.
Weigand's class. In language
arts, we have been reading about
the treacherous weather condi-
tions and heart-pounding excite-
ment during dog sledding races.
In math, we have been working
on the importance of graphing
and plotting information cor-
rectly and why it is important
to be accurate. In science, we
have discussed about the states
of matter and changes to mat-
ter. The students will soon see
how changes occur when we
put an antacid tablet into a wa-
ter balloon. And finally in Social
Studies we have been learning
about Spaniard explorers. These
explorers would travel for many
days in harsh conditions only in
search for a world that might
not even exist. We recently had
our Halloween party which was
amazing. The students were
snacking on healthy fruits and
vegetables while playing fun
Halloween games, including the
classic "Bobbing for Apples".
The parents played a big role
in help making our Halloween,
party fun and healthy. "Thank
You Parents!"

Fifth Grade BASE
In the 5th Grade BASE class
we are working hard making
sure we know and understand


all these new concepts. Our stu-
dents are really coming around
to the 5th Grade way of think-
ing. Becoming responsible for
our own actions is helping us to
keep up with all the new materi-
als we need to learn. We had a
great trip to Dairy Queen for the
first nine weeks behavior award
and ate lunch at Golden Corral
for making our AR goal. We are
looking forward to our first 5th
Grade Fun Day this Friday where
we will get to celebrate our good
grades with our fellow 5th grad-
ers. Students of the Week for the
month of October were: Fran-
cisco Bucio, Destany Aragon,
Kirby Dobbs, Maria Jimenez,
and Hugo Torres. Great Job! Our
October birthdays were: 'Kirby
Dobbs, Andrea McKinney, and
Devin Rucks. Happy Birthday!
Mrs. Achong and Mr. Hall's
class have been busy working
with different kinds of graphs.
We've made stem and leaf plots,
line graphs, bar graphs, and his-
tograms. We have just finished
another Theme in reading over
Team Work. A couple of stories
were about snow dogs and the
Iditarod. Another story was Is-
land of the Blue Dolphins. Our
teacher read-aloud right now is
Charlie and the Chocolate Fac-
tory. In Science we have been
studying atoms, changes in
state, and physical changes. Sev-
eral of our students participated
in Fun Day for good grades and
behavior. Our students of the
week have been Carley Mc-
Coin and Matt Riley. Several of
the students participated in fun
day for good grades and good
behavior.
In 5th grade students have


been hard at work learning all
kinds of new things!!! Our Studi-
ous Scientists have been learn-
iog about Matter and All of Its
Unique Properties. Students had
fun blowing up balloons and
looking at different amounts of
matter and how you can change
all the properties. Our Math
Maniacs are digging their way
through algebraic expressions.
They have been learning how
to use variables, and solving ex-
pressions with variables in them.
Our entire grade also spent EN-
TIRE week learning about Chris-
topher Columbus and his many
voyages. Students were fasci-
nated to learn that Columbus
started sailing at a VERY young
age. Students also learned about
Christopher's Famous 3 ships;
the Nina, the Pinta, and the San-
ta Maria. Most also had no idea
that Columbus did not set out to
discover America, he came upon
it by accident. Our students were
also able to enjoy an afternoon
presentation of The Little Mon-
ster Tales play by Fantasy The-
atre Factory at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Auditorium.
After the show students were
able to ask questions and learn
how they could become ac-
tors, and star in a play just like
the one they had watched. Our
Rockin Readers have helped our
school earn over 1/3 of the Ac-
celerated Reader points needed
to have a CRAZY, FUN, MIX-UP
DAY. Students that have earned
their 9 weeks goals will be re-
warded for the Fabulous Efforts
with lunch at Golden Corral.
WAY TO GO FIFTH GRADE!!!
KEEP UP THE HARD WORK.
YOUR TEACHERS ARE SOOOO


PROUD OF YOU!!!
In Mrs. White's class this
week we are beginning a new
chapter in math on multiplying
by two digit numbers. Students
will be getting extra practice
with this important skill and
learning a few new methods
to use. During reading time we
will be taking Kaplan Test ev-
ery day except Friday. Students
will be given extra time to read
silently so they should be writ-
ing in their 100 book challenge
folders as well as taking AR
tests. In addition, I will be work-
ing individually with students to
improve comprehension skills.
Students will also have time to
work on poetry prompt during
reading. In social studies we will
be learning about the settlement
of the southern colonies of co-
lonial United States. Students
will learn how their country was
formed and develop a sense of
identification with their country
through reading and a creative
writing activity. In science, we
will be discussing kinetic and
potential energy and watching
these in action through dem-
onstrations. In writing, students
will be practicing their punctua-
tion skills and learning about
paragraph sequencing by study-
ing the writing of others and
through their own writing. We
are also collecting old maga-
zines to use for collages to be
displayed in the classroom. The
idea behind the collages is that
each student has the opportuni-
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Five things to ponder Arts & Craft fairs and bazaars


for Thanksgiving


Believe it or not, in just a few
weeks it will be time to carve an-
other turkey and to give thanks
for all our blessings. That's right;
Thanksgiving is just around the
corner!
If you've finally eaten the last
of the Halloween candy (here's a
helpful Body Clutter hint next year
buy stuff you don't like then you
won't eat it) then you're ready
to start planning for Thanksgiv-
ing. If you want a little help, our
Thanksgiving Menu-Mailer is just
the ticket and available to you at
no charge. Our planner contains
the menu, recipes, shopping lists,
decorating ideas and timeline
that has been used by hundreds
of people every year. It's there for
you at www.savingdinner.com/.
And .here are a few m re. thn.gs.tQ
help ,'"u _.jll 0l-r,:.j 'lI TIh,.n .
ing this year.
1) Guest list: Make your list;
check it twice and start making
those all-important phone calls.
Knowing how many to plan for is
an integral part of successful holi-
day planning.
2) The menu: Do you know
what you're having besides tur-
key? Make your menu and ap-
propriate grocery list and get
everything purchased except the
perishables. If you have stuff that
might get mistakenly eaten be-
fore the big day, put it in a box


and stash it in the linen closet,
or label it instructing your loved
ones to stay far, far away from this
Thanksgiving food item.
3) The Turkey. If you're going
to order a fresh one, do it now
and make sure you get a confir-
mation number (put the confir-
mation number on your calendar
or checklist). If you're-buying fro-
zen and have the room, go ahead
and purchase it now.
4) Serving pieces: Do you
have everything you need? Plat-
ters, serving utensils, extra plates,
napkins, etc.? Buy what you need
or make phone calls to borrow
and pick them up as soon as pos-
sible.
5) Linen check: Pull out your
tablecloth and napkins. Are they
clean, are they pressed? If not, get
them done now then hang them
up on hangers and put them in
your .hall closet (or wherever you
can hang them). Doing them the
night before or the day of will ex-'
haust you! There's way too much
to do on those two days.
Remember that holidays are
for everyone, INCLUDING the
cook! Don't forget to ask for help,
allow others to bring some of
their favorite dishes and on cook-
ing day, make time to stop, put
your feet up and be very thankful
for the faces that will be sitting
around your Thanksgiving table.
Enjoy yourself this year!
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web
site, www.SavingDinner.com or
her "Saving Dinner" book se-
ries published by Ballantine and
her New York Times Best Selling
book "Body Clutter," published
by Fireside.. Copyright 2007; Le-
anne Ely; Used by permission in
this publication.


Craft Fair in
the woods
Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch,
11655 Hwy 441 S.E., there will be
a craft fair in the woods. There will
be all handmade crafts, wood-
crafts, quilting, painting, jewelry,
beadwork, metal work, florals
and embroidery. Fall, Christmas
and much more. Concessions
will be available. For information
call Pan Hales at (863) 763-2678.

Church host
annual bazaar
The Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church will host its second annu-
al craft bazaar and luncheon, Sat-
urday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. Come for a day of fun. They
will have a little bit of everything,
from homemade baked goods
to handmade crafts. A delicious
lunch of vegetable soup, chicken
noodle soup and ham salad sand-
wich will be available. For more
information call (863) 357-6500.

Indoor yard
and craft sale
On Saturday, Nov. 17,
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128,
Order of the Eastern Star will host
an Indoor Yard and Craft Sale at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 NW Fifth Ave. Doors will
open at 8 a.m. Continental break-
fast items will be available for sale
and at 10 a.m. lunch items includ-
ing chili dogs and bowls of chili
will be available. For information,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087 or Patsy Black at (863)
467-7068.

Craft Fair
seeking vendors
Vendors wanted for Craft Fair


on Nov. 23 and 24. Set up time is 8
a.m., doors open from 9 a.m. un-
til 1 p.m. Spaces $35 extra space
or table $5 each. Inside or outside
spaces are available for tents. For
information call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at (863) 610-3374 or
(863) 763-8072.

Ladies Auxiliary to
host annual bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 La-
dies Auxiliary is hosting their an-
nual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec.


1 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tables
are available for $10. Everyone is
welcome. Bring your goodies to
sell or come and shop. Breakfast
and lunch will be served. For in-
formation, call Cheryl at (863)
697-2930.

Mainstreet's
call to artists
The 2008 Top of the Lake Art
Festival will be held Feb. 23 and
241, 2008 in Flagler Park. This is an
invililion for artists to participate


in this Festival. There are three
competitions to choose from:
Fine Art Juried Individual Booth
(deadline Dec. 15, 2007, entry fee
to apply); Adult Division/Fine Art
Contest in Gallery Tent (deadline
.Jan. 30, 2008, small entry fee to
apply); Student Division-Art Con-
test Student Gallery Tent (Feb. 1,
2008 deadline, no entry fee). Ap-
plications are available at www.
mainstreetokeechobee.com or
by calling the Okeechobee Main
Street office at (863) 357-MAIN
(6246).


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Holidays are around the corner
The Holidays are right around the corner as apparent by the holiday decorations that have
been put up in Flagler Park. This holiday style merry-go-round is sure to give you the holi-
day spirit. The official tree lighting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m.
in the City Hall Park.


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* All Solid Wood Cabinets
* Cabinet Tops & Installation
* Many Colors, Woods & Styles
to Choose from
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* Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
* Tree Trimming & Removal
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* Workman's Comp. Exemption
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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 9,
through Thursday, Nov. 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (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 - "Fred Claus" (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 III - "Saw IV" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m.. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:1.5, 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.
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.

Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14,
the 318th day of 2007. There are
47 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 14, 1889, inspired by
Jules Verne, New York World re-
porter Nellie Bly set out to travel
around the world in less than 80
days. (She made the trip in 72
days.)
On this date:
In 1851, Herman Melville's
novel "Moby-Dick" was first pub-
lished in the United States.
In 1881, Charles J. Guiteau
went on trial for. assassinating
President Garfield. (Guiteau was
convicted and hanged the follow-
ing year.)
In 1907, two renowned chil-
dren's authors were born: Wil-
liam Steig ("Shrek") in New York,
Astrid Lindgren ("Pippi Long-
stocking") near Vimmerby, Swe-
den.
In 1922, the British Broadcast-
ing Corp. began its domestic ra-
dio service.
In 1935, King Hussein of Jor-
dan was born in Amman.
In 1940, during World War II,
German planes destroyed most of
the English town of Coventry.
In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off
for the moon.
In 1970, a chartered Southern
Airways DC9 crashed while trying
to land in Huntington, W.Va, kill-
ing all 75 on board, including the
Marshall University football team
and its coaching staff.
In 1972, the Dow Jones Indus-
trial Average closed above the
1,000 level for the first time, end-
ing the day at 1,003.16.
In 1973, Britain's Princess
Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips
in Westminster Abbey. (They di-
vorced in 1992, and Anne remar-
ried.)
' Ten years ago: A jury in Fair-
fax, Va., decided that Pakistani
national Aimal Khan Kasi should
get the death penalty for gunning
down two CIA employees outside
agency headquarters. (Kasi was
sentenced to death in January
1998; he would be executed on
this date in 2002.) Sara Lister, as-
sistant secretary of the Army for
manpower and reserve affairs,
resigned in the wake of political
pressure after she had called Ma-
rines "extremists" and mocked
their uniforms as "checkerboard
fancy."
Five years ago: Pope John
Paul II made a historic speech to
Italy's parliament, urging Italians
to work for world peace, uphold
their Christian values and have
more babies. Actor-comedian
Eddie Bracken died in Montclair,
N.J., at age 87.
Today's Birthdays: Former
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros
Boutros-Ghali is 85. Actress Kath-
leen Hughes is 79. Jazz musician
Ellis Marsalis is 73. Writer P.J.
O'Rourke is 60. Zydeco singer-
musician Buckwheat Zydeco is
60. Britain's Prince Charles is 59.
Actor Robert Ginty is 59. Rock
singer-musician James Young
(Styx) is 58. Singer Stephen Bish-
op is 56. Blues musician Anson
Funderburgh is 53. Pianist Yanni
is 53. Actress Laura San Giacomo
is 46. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 46.
Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC)
is 43. Actor Patrick Warburton is
43. Rock musician Nic Dalton is
43. Country singer Rockie Lynne
is 43. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado


(Expose) is 42. Rock musician
Brian Yale is 39. Rock singer
Butch Walker is 38. Actor Josh
Duhamel is 35. Rock musician
Travis Barker is 32. Contemporary
Christian musician Robby Shaffer
is 32. Rapper Shyheim is 30.
Thought for Today: "Com-
fort, opportunity, number and
size are not synonymous with
civilization." -Abraham Flexner,
American educator and author
(1866-1959). '


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The Last, Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Disre-
gard what others say and do today. If
you let your emotions get the better
of you, nothing will be accomplished.
Someone is likely to disagree with you
regarding your work choice.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The op-
portunity to find out more about a differ-
ent culture or tradition will enhance the
way you view your own background.
A short trip will lead to learning some-
thing new or signing up for something
you can use in the future.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll be
thinking big and reacting quickly. Be
sure you have your facts straight. Keep
your money in a safe place and don't
sign any legal documents. Don't let
someone you are captivated by influ-
ence your decisions.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emo-
tional issues will be on the rise. You
have to refuse to get worked up over
nothing. Sometimes it's better to know
where you stand so you can move on
to better things. Right now change is a
good thing for you.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): More effort
put into what you do to earn a living and
how well you get along with your peers
will pay off in the gains you make. You
will have insight into the people around
you, so use this to your advantage and
you will make headway.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look for
the best route and you will head in a
new and prosperous direction. Don't
let someone else's problems become
your own. Separate yourself from the
people who are dragging you down,
costing you too much or taking advan-
tage of you.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't let
your emotions get the better of you.
If you jump to conclusions or take it
upon yourself to resolve issues before
you have all the facts, you could make
a costly emotional mistake. A trusted
friend can help you see your situation
clearly.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a
step forward without fearing that you
will end up back where you started.
You can interest the people you meet
with the ideas you have. A change
in your current situation will lead to a
deal, publishing, more education or


even a trip.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Don't mix business with pleasure or
you will get more than you bargained
for. Take the safe route today. Produc-
tion, not big talk, will be what counts.
Do what you say and do it quickly.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You can usually hold things together
pretty well but, today, your emotions
may play havoc with you, especially if
someone you care about is giving you
a hard time or going through difficulty.
Money can be made if you take a little
different approach.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Love
is on the line. Say what you think and
let your feelings be known. Lend a
helping hand to someone in need or
an organization that can use your ex-
pertise. Don't keep secrets.
-PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get se-
rious about your beliefs, attitudes and
goals. There is plenty of opportunity
but don't wait for it to come to you. You
don't have to start big - baby steps
will be a good beginning.
� 2007 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Dear Abby


Journey to mailbox


can be disappointing


*DEAR ABBY: Call me
nostalgic, but I miss receiving
handwritten personal notes and
letters in my daily mail. Has it fi-
nally gotten to the point where
it's futile to reach into the mail-
box looking for a handwritten
letter from a friend or relative?
I'm talking about letters
handwritten on stationery, in
which thoughts and greetings
are exchanged. Yes, they did
take longer to arrive - but I
miss them!
Today's mailboxes are stuffed
with circulars, ads, requests for
donations from every conceiv-
able charity or conservation or-
ganization, etc. But where is the
simple handwritten note from a
grandchild, son, daughter or dis-
tant nephew?
With the dominance of e-
mail, we have lost touch with
the elegance of personal con-
tact. Too many inane e-mail
messages are immediately for-
warded to half a dozen people
- who forward them to anoth-
er half-dozen people who aren't
interested in receiving them in
the first place. How impersonal
can you get?
Wouldn't it be great to insti-
tute a Handwritten Letter Week?
It would be one week a year
during which we would forgo
e-mail and sit with. pen in hand
to jot a few personal notes on
stationery to friends and rela-
tives across the country. Don't
you agree? - Walter H., Okla-
homa City
DEAR WALTER H.: Yes, I do.
Although e-mail is here to stay,
handwritten correspondence
still has an important place in
people's lives.
Each method of communica-
tion fills a need. E-mail is fast,
cheap and easy. However, it can
often also be terse and imper-
sonal. Handwritten messages
can be an art form, an elegant
skill that expresses emotions.


Some examples: love letters, let-
ters of condolence, and thank-
you notes for gifts or for having
been entertained.
Many people forgo writing to
others because they either don't
know what to say or are afraid
they will say the wrong thing.
But anyone can write a letter
by following a few basic rules.
My booklet "How to Write Let-
ters for All Occasions" contains
not only the fundamentals, but
also sample letters for almost
every occasion. It can be or-
dered by sending: a business-
sized, self-addressed envelope,
plus a check or money order
for $6 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby
- Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447,
Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447.
Shipping and handling are in-
cluded in the price.
With the holiday season
upon us, and people sending
greeting cards through the end
of the year, this is the perfect
.time to enclose a handwritten
letter. While letter-writing may
always be a chore to some peo-
ple, .there are occasions when
the handwritten word is the
most appropriate, sensitive and
elegant means of communicat-
ing one's thoughts.
*DEAR ABBY: I am 11 years
old. What do you do if you have
a friend you swore you'd tell
everything to, but you have a
secret you just "can't" tell him?
- Sedika In Detroit
DEAR SEDIKA: Honey, you
stop making promises you can't
keep!
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com or PO.- Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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AUCTION
25401 SW Tommy Clements
Street, Indiantown
November 19th, 7-1
Misc. wood, household
products, plates, etc.,
lawnmower, piping, misc.
chairs & furniture, knick
knacks, trailer. For into call
Craig at 772-260-3068.
AUCTION, Wednesday, No-
vember .28th 11 a.m.: Fort
Payne, AL, 25,000 +/- sq.
ft. building and two houses.
www.mid statesauction-
eers.com, (800)537-5036,
J.E. Mitchell, AAL#822.
*Land Auction* 100's Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
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Nov 15 & 16 DELEON'
SPRINGS AUCTION 42 acre
producing Cut Foliage farm &
equipment Outstanding 30
year collection Advertising,
* Americana, Antiques
www.dudleysauction.com.


DBL CREMATORIUM NICHE -
in Port Charlotte, Fla, w/dbl
urns, $750 (302)730-1147
(Delaware)
EVERGREEN CEMETERY - 2
beautiful lots, priced to sell.
$1000 (863)763-8614 or
(863)467-7068
F. IIMM
WHITE DOG - About 7 mos
old, found on Old SR 80, by
Erec Research Center in
Belle Glade. (561)261-1193
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er hin the classlfleds


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I.pca Notice


CURR DOG'- solid white, fe-
male, last seen 11/11 Dixie
Ranch Acres. Reward if
found (863)634-2582
WALKER HOUND, Tri-color.
REWARD $1000. for info lead-
ing to return of dog.
954-793-3203/863-634-7515


BLACK LAB MIX PUPPIES-
free to go homes only.
Ready for Christmas
(863)763-6959
CHIHUAHUA 'S (2) - 5yrs old,
little, to good loving homes
(863)675-3328
GERBILS, (2), 1 grey, 1 black,
female, to good home only,
with cage. (561)985-3004
IN NEED OF - Recurrence Bike
w/elec control & med. tens
unit. Anyone interested in
donating call (239)280-9541
KITTENS, (6), to good homes
only. (863)763-1893 ask for
Bob
PIGS (2) Pot Belly. Free to
good home only.
(863)467-6638 Okeechobee
TURTLES, (2), red ear sliders,
1 hatchling (sz. of a quarter),
1 3 yrs. old (3" in diam.)
(561)985-3004
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text
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ejemplo
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Hawn blooper
reels
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20 Year in Spain
21 Collar, so to
speak
22 Hospital nursery
bawler
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27 San Francisco's
._ Hill
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stretching
31 Provocative
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and critic Richard
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wall
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dawn
47 Start a massive
urban renewal
project
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sedan
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when hosting
Ohio State?
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series
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Nebraskan
63 Verdi's slave girl
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upstarts
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informally
17 Like carefree
days of youth
18 Moved to the
right
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one
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Bond
25 Scarf material
29 Hardly the hero
30 Vegas
contraption
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44 Kidman of "Cold
Mountain"
46 Tennis's Borg
and tenor
Bjoerling
48 Cover with
asphalt


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words?
50 Nostalgic tune
51 Winner of the first
FedEx Cup
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53 Therefore
54 Baseball Hall of
Famer
Greenberg
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If you have questions or
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts ,520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
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Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Wanted to Buy 740


MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 3 ton. $1000
(863)673-0920
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920


BEDROOM SET - Klamer, Bed
frame complete, Mirror,
dresser & Highboy. Good
cond. $1000 (863)357-3369
PIE SAFE/CHINA CABINET -
antique, interchangeable
lass or orig. wood doors,
350. (863)763-5949


A/C UNIT - 4 ton, Mobile
Home unit. 8 mo. old.
$1500. (863)357-2638
DISHWASHER - Whirlpool -
Model 800 series. White. Ex-
cellent condition. $99.95
(941)545-8746
DISHWASHER, Kenmore, top
of the line, lots of extras,
black front, only 3 yrs. old,
$150. (863)447-2395
DRYER - $100 (863)634-3411
DRYER, Kenmore, electric,
exc. cond., white, $150.
(863)447-2395
DRYER, large, $100 or best
o f f e r
(863)763-2098/610-1386
GLASS TOP STOVE - GE, ask-
ing $275, like new condition
(863)357-6930
REFRIGERATOR - Compact,
2.7 cu. ft., Like new. Paid
$99. Asking $60.
(863)467-2788
REFRIGERATOR - 2 years old.
Like new. $250
(863)234-9941
REFRIGERATOR - Amana, 27
cu ft, white, side by side,
w/water & ice in door, good
cond. $200 (863)763-5876
REFRIGERATOR - Kenmore,
18 cu. ft., top freezer, works
great, $100. (863)674-0090


STOVE - Glass top, black in
very good condition. $200
(863)517-0244
STOVE - Whirlpool, white, ce-
ramic cook top, self clean-
ing, good condition. $200
(863)763-5876
WASHER & DRYER - Kitchen
Aid, Heavy gauge, Super ca-
pacity, White. $125.
(863)673-5704
WASHER & DRYER -
Stackable, Less than 1 yr old.
Perfect cond. Lehigh Acres.
$500. Neg. (239)464-6136
WASHER & DRYER SET - GE,
white, full size, brand new,
never used, warranty. $500
firm. (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Roper, white, full size, brand
new, never used, warranty.
$500 firm (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER- Working
condition. $100.
(863)517-0811
WASHER'"'- Kenmore, Front
loader;'- qEnrigy:''. fft. iefnt;
$300 (863)675-0548
WASHER/DRYER - Very good
condition. $200 for both.
(863)357-6315. Basswood
area.



UPRIGHT VACUUM/SHAM-
POOER - Kirby, hardly used,
all attachments included.
$300 neg. (863)517-0244


BOYS BIKE - 12", with training
wheels, green/black, good
condition, $15
(863)763-6131 Okeechobeg
ROADMASTER - 24" girls,
mountain bike, new condi-
tion. $30 (863)824-0473
Okeechobee



BOOKS - Harlequins Romance
& Silhouettes approx. 100.
$15. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. Call for details. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $30
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
- beige formica, w/bowl/fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $100
will sep (863)467-8681
CEILING FAN, White, 52",
Chandelier Light & Kitchen
Light. $125 for all.
(863)697-2032
FLOOR TILES - Assorted col-
ors, styles & sizes. All for
$300. or best offer.
(863)675-7963
KITCHEN CABINETS - Cherry,
Base, 10 Ft. $500
(863)357-1075
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. -Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR -
Large, Hardware included.
Good condition. $100.
(863)228-0467


CRIB MATTRESS - w/ Entire
Classic Pooh Nursery. Top
Rated mattress. $150 or
best offer (863)674-0078
INFANT BOYS VESTED - 4 pc
set, size 0-3 mos, new, great
for holiday pictures. $5
(863)763-6131 Okee area


CRYSTAL - Fostoria, Early
American pattern. Misc. pcs.
$650. Not sold separately.
(863)763-7268


CLOTHING - mens shirts and
misc items, $20 for all
(863)467-8224
COCKTAIL DRESS - Sz 3x,
Chaus, New with tags. Cost
$98. Asking 25.
(239)292-7509
MATERNITY CLOTHES - 2x,
some XL. Jeans, shorts, T-
Shirts, All Gently worn. $125
/ best offer. (863)634-8040


BIRTHSTONE ANGEL BEAR -
$10.00 (863)983-4314
FREDRICK REMINGTON Clas-
sics - Bronze statues. 25-30
in all. Small & Large. $200
will sep. (863)357-0232



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony


BED SET - Queen size, Pillow
top mattress & box spring.
$500 561-670-3636
CHAIR - Large & ottoman.
Barely worn. Good condition.
$50. (863)517-0811
CHINA CABINET - Bassett,
2pc, solid maple, glass
shelves, lighted, $350 neg.
(863)763-8225 leave msg
COFFEE TABLES - 4, Glass
tops mirrors, Nice, must see.
$90. for all. (863)763-3982
COUCH - neutral color, great
condition, from a smoke free
home $150 or best offer
(863)674-0078 LaBelle
CRAFTMATIC BED - Standard
size, back & leg raises up,
w/massager, new. $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-5206
CURIO CABINET- Oak, large,
glass, mirrored, lights, $150
(863)763-0215
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583
DINETTE SET - round glass ta-
ble, with 4 chairs, bamboo,
like new $125
(863)674-1276
DINING RM SET - With 4
chairs, Light wood, Like
new. $150.
(863)763-4220
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
whitewash, $50.
(863)675-7350
LIFT CHAIR - Like new. Re-
cliner, battery backup, beige
micro sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
LOVESEAT- Hide a bed,
grey/sage green, very good
condition. $75
(863)227-4449
MATTRESS - Queen size, Ser-
ta, Brand new in plastic.
$250 or best offer.
(863)612-5283
NEW THERAPEUTIC Magnetic
King Mattress- New $1100
asking $500 (863)357-5754
RECLINER - Lane. Brand new
condition. Never used. Wine
color. $200 (863)467-0792
ROLL TOP DESK, great shape,
wooden, $250.
(863)634-8890
ROLLTOP DESK - Hand made,
Needs to be finished. Asking
$2500. (863)801-3851
SOFA - Brown, Large section-
al. $250. (863)801-3291
SOFA, 2 piece, $50.
(863)763-2098/610-1386



GOLF CART - Club Car 2003,
gas, like new. $2995
(863)675-1472


BUSHMASTER CARBINE - M4
type, 5.56mm, excellent
condition. $900
(352)266-3412
DBL BARREL 410 SHOTGUN -
50cal, black powder shot-
gun, 22 mag rifle, $800 for
all (502)931-8101
REMINGTON - 1 yr old, model
710, 300 Winchester Mag-
num w/3x9 Bushnell scope,
$380 firm (863)673-5058



BOWFLEX SPORT, Home
Gym, valued at $1,000, sell
for $350. (863)634-8890
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH -
With Olympic Bar & 300 Ibs
of weight. $175 or best offer.
(863)517-1605



COMFORTOR, Twin siz, red,
lightweight w/maiching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038


JEWELRY ARMOIRE- Cherry,
Queen Anne, $25
(863)763-0215



PORCH SWING - $50
561-670-3636


BATH & SHOWER SEAT - Car-
ex Rubbermaid, Adjustable,
Never used. Pd $60. Asking
$45. (863)763-8387 Lv msg
ELEC SCOOTER - fairly new,
runs in perfect. condition,
$500 (863)467-5117
IONIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
LARGE SCOOTER - Space
saver, Excellent condition.
Pd $5000., Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
LIFT CHAIRS'- 2, Good condi-
tion. $700. or will separate.
(863)801-4949
MEDCIAIL SCOOTER - Pride, 4
wheels, '04, $400. or best
offer. (863)357-6997 Call
after 12pm.
POWER CHAIR - With joy
stick. Excellent condition. Pd
$5800. Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
SCOOTER - New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
(863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- Harmar,
to be installed on Van. Like
Brand new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CHRISTIAN TAPES - Rod Par-
sley, see at www.ninetyper-
centsure.com. $5
(863)885-2804
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
(am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
PUMP - Granger #5K887C,
High pressure. Brass gear
head. Paid $195. Sell for
$100 (863)610-1120


NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
WEDDING SUPPLIES, red silk
bouquets, garland w/white
roses, gold bells & much
more, $100. (863)467-2231



BANJO - 5 String, Harmony.
$100 (863)467-6148
DRUM SET - Gretch, 8 pc.,
double kick peddle. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-3696
GUITAR - Harmony, Arch Top,
$100 (863)467-6148
GUITAR - Yamaha 6 string
Acoustic. Like new. Case in-
cluded. $140.
(863)634-8671
ORGAN - asking $50
(863)517-1935
ORGAN - Lowery, THoliday
Spinet, easy play, padded
bench, manuals, $400
(863)357-0868
PIANO - Beautiful brown up-
right Kimball on wheels.
Bench w/storage area. Incl
music. $500 (863)763-2546
PIANO - Hobart M. Cable, Up-
right, with bench. Excellent
condition. $300.
(863)233-3782
PIANO - Wurlitzer Spinet, Dark
wood. Absolutely new condi-
tion. Orig. $2000. Asking
$800. (863)467-8720
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg, (863)467-0627


AQUARIIUM - 55 gallon with
filter, lights & metal stand.
$60. Neg.
239-675-6696/863-675-6696
BIRD CAGES - Assorted sizes
& accessories in good con-
dition, cheap. $300 will sep-
arate. (863)763-6778
CAT DOOR - Full size cat door.
Fits standard - size sliding
glass door. Asking $50 or
best offer. (863)634-8040
CHIHUAHUA PUP - male,
$300 (863)634-9645
DACHSHUND PUPPY- male,
red, 8 wks old, purebred,
$250 (863)467-5117
DOG BOX - Custom built. $300
(863)467-7197
DOG CAGE, extra Ig., like new,
hardly used, $250.
(863)612-6682
PARAKEET - 3 mo old. $12.
(863)763-4088
PIGMY GOATS - (2) male, will
trade for female goats or
sheep (305)299-1203 Cle-
wiston area.
RED HEELER DOG - Male, 8
mo. old. No papers. $50.
(772)473-7114. -Ft Drum
area.



JACUZZI TUB, w/new pump, 6
jets, 5'x3.5', cream color,
brand new, never used,
$100 neg. (863)443-6427
POOL - Sand & Sun. lO'x2'/',
Triple strength sides. Easy to
assemble, no sand req. All ac-
cess. $95. (863)467-2112
POOL VACUUM, auto, for in
ground or above ground,
brand new, never used,
$100. (863)634-5038


L-SCREEN - Baseball pitchers,
Jugs brand, portable with
case, 2 min. setup.
$60.(863)763-7460
POOL TABLE - Solid oak, Red
felt. Like new. Accessories
included. $1500.
(863)675-3424
STADIUM SEATS - 2, Like
new, Used 1 time. $20. will
separate. (863)763-8387
Leave message.


AMP - 1 Sony Exploid, 250
watt, great condition, used
only 2 months. $50
(863)634-4698
SPEAKERS - 4,12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SUBWOOFER - JL AUTO, 15 ,
In box. $125 (863)634-3411
SUBWOOFERS (2) - 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1200 Neg.
(863)214-3427
TAPE PLAYER, dual, 5 disc cd
player, Sony TV, 19" with
VCR, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-7350


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HD PROJ TV - Hitachi, 60".
Perfect condition. PIP with
remote. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
HITACHI - 42", Big screen,
Good condition. $300.
(863)634-8509
TELEVISIONS (2) - GE 36" &
32", asking $350 for both
(239)289-7637
TOSHIBA - 61", Works great.
$650. Firm. Please call
(863)697-3457 for details.
TV - Big 36" Panasonic. Excel-
lent condition. $200.
(239)340-8503
TV's (2) 1 - 25" Zenith Console
& 1 - 13" Samsung. $100 for
both or best offer.
(863)763-7497


ARC WELDER - 230 amp, infi-
nite control, hi-low duty cy-
cle, $75 (863)357-0868
COLEMAN POWER MATE
GENERATOR 2500 - Asking
$125(863)357-5472
SANDER - Sears, Oscillating
Spindle, like new, with cabi-
net, 20x20 work surface
$250 (863)801-4207
SAW - Metal cut off, 7.5", drill
press - $600 for both, will
separate. (863)674-0416


SONY PSP - w/3 games, car-
ry case, $150
(863)357-6930



VACUUM - Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$400 neg. (863)634-9526


ADULT VIDEOS - (30) $120
(863)357-1075


CASH for your heavy industrial
equipment. Excavators,
cranes, dozier's, wheel load-
ers, etc. Free estimates on
demolition jobs.
(386)423-4432

Agriculture



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



HORSE TRAILER, King, good
condition, sleeping area, bill
of sale only. $2500.
(863)824-6720



GARDEN TUB - Large, New,
$100. (863)228-0467 after
2pm.
RIDING MOWER -Toro, 16hp,
266-H Hydrostatic. Runs
great. Snow blade/wheel
weights. $850.302-670-4999


WESTERN SADDLE - 15" seat,
great condition, $150.
(863)467-2231


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses - 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



$298/Mo! 5BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.


BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE - 2BR, 1BA,
$625/mo, $525 sec dep.
(772)260-1765
OKEECHOBEE
New lbr, Excellent
condition. All util. paid.
$500 mo (812)989-3022



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.
(954)290-0861


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $301/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, lawn service,
water service, $950/mo, 1st
& last only. Avail Now
(561)723-0661
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
CBS, 2/2, w/appl's, c/a, Ig.
screened porch, 406 NE 7th
St., $850 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)467-5965
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
Charming Country Cottage,
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min. from
town & 2BR/1BA, no pets.
1st, last & sec. Call Debbie
S863)467-2982 Mon.-Fri.,
am til 4pm.
HUD HOMES! 3bdr 2ba
$199/mo! 6/BR Foreclosure!
$533/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
OKEE. - 3br, Den, Lg Kit.,
Shed. Near Everglade Ele-
mentary, Just off Hwy 710.
$950 mo. (863)634-5129
OKEE-1011 SW O10th Av.,3br,
1ba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE - 2/2 Villa, $950
monthly, 1st & last, $500
security. No ' pets
(863)634-1833
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$1500/mo. 1st mo. & sec.
dep. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139



Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE
* Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740







Delightful 2/1 furnished
with a large screen
porch that overlooks
Taylor Creek.
Quiet and Secure on
private peninsula.
$800 month.

863-697-1280
BH RIDGE - 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $700 1st
& $700 Sec (772)370-1095


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040


Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property'-
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.


HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA
$199/mo! 6/BR Foreclosure!
$533/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5796.
NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, Space to add
master bath, 24 x13 en-
closed Fla. room & more!!
Grab flyer!! 309 SW 10th
Ave. (863)357-0391



OKEECHOBEE - 2 duplexes on
one lot, New metal roofs,
CBS, $325,000
(772)260-1765


FLORIDA LAND OWNER FI-
NANCED - 10-acre estates,
homes only, paved, under-
ground electric, $89,900,
great value. Limited time of-
fer, www.1800flaland.com
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker.
North Florida Land Sale Rec-
reational to Residential.
5-350 Acres starting @
$5,500 per acre w/owner fi-
nancing. (800)294-2313
x1685 A Bar Sales, Inc. 7
days 7am-7pm.
U.S. Marshals Auction Well-
ington, FL SFH 4 BR, 2.5 BA
2,693 +/- sq. ft. Bid Online
1 1 / 1 9 - 1 1 / 2 1
www.bid4assets.com/WFL2


R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, great
location, $99,000 neg.
772-878-3335/224-1423



1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
- $49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807.
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline' Four
Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com..-
AUCTION November 30,
10AM 97+/- Acres Divided
Work Co., GA, Farmland,
Mobile Home, Restorable
Home, Farm Equipment Sell-
ing Separately 10%B.P, AU-
C002594 www.rowellauc-
-tions.om (800)323-8388.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN. PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)8.41-5868.
Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or www.m'a-
prealtyboone.com.
CLARKS HILL LAKE, GA
DRASTICALLY REDUCED!
Heavily treed dockable wa-
terfront on huge lake. Under-
ground electric & central
water. Financing available.
Lakefront building lot.
$99,900. (888)942-5253.
NORTH CAROLINA - 18 acres
of beautiful mountain land.
Less than 10 miles from the
NEW Tiger Woods Golf
Course, now under con-
struction. Just $20,000 per
acre. Write William Mackey,
5850 US Hwy 70 West, Old
Fort, North Carolina, 28762.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.

MobileHomes




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




BH RIDGE- 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$900. 1st & $900. Sec.
(772)370-1095
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031


DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1000 mth. 1st, last & $500
sec dep. 954-261-1268
FOUR SEASONS -Okee., 3br
2ba D/W. $750 Dep. +
$225. wkly. Call Missy
863-634-8674
OKEECHOBEE
2br, 1 ba, Central air.
Good condition. $400. mo.
(812)989-3022
OKEECHOBEE, br2b2ba, No
pets. 3916 SE 26th St. Sea-
sonal Only. $400. wkly or
$1600. mo. + 1st & last.
305-494-3738 or
863-357-4914


OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. Fenced yard.
$600/mo. & $550 security.
(863)763-0648



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
COUNTRY HILLS ESTATE,
Singlewide 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
on 5 acres. $275,000.
(863)232-0578
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot, Crescent Acres
(863)673-0369
FORECLOSURE - 4br, 2ba,
28x80, on 3/4 acre, 1001
N.E. 104th Court. As Is,
$79,900, (239)777-4357
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
MOB. HOME- 61', all new on
river, w/dock, 2/3 br, screen
room, extras, $37,000 Must
see inside (863)255-4935
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442
OKEE - 2br, shed, Fla Room,
CA/Heat, W/D, carport, In
Adult park, $10,500
(863)763-1079/801-3287
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832
REPO MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE! Set up & removal
also available. (863)381-1000'
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(217)652-1238
SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT - 12 Ft., Gore Hull,
Ridge Runner. 135 Lycom-
ing. 6634 Wood prop. Runs
good. $3500 863-634-8438
AIR BOAT, 12', 220 ground
power, runs good, fresh out
of the can, $5000.
(863)634-5959
BAR-B-QUE GRILL - Fits on a
pontoon boat on the railings.
Cost $145. Asking $90.
(863)763-2407
BARGE, 25', Pontoon, with rig-
ging & trailer, $2,000.
(561)262-1390
BASS BOAT - '89, 16.3' Bay-
liner & trailer. 85hp force
motor. Minn Kota trolling
mtr. $4500. (863)697-2936
BASS BOAT '97 - Bass Tracker
Pro 17, w/40 hp motor, trail-
er, many items. $3500
(863)467-4020
BIG 0 '07 - 18ft, 50hp eng.
alum trlr, bimini top, 24v trol-
ling mtr, low hrs, $12,000
firm (863)484-0427
BOAT - 12 Ft., Flat bottom w/
electric motor & battery.
$175 (317)445-5857
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, Runs good. $500.
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229

BOATS REMOVED
Will remove your boats
from canal before
water shortage.
Boat storage available.
Will Buy, Sell or
Consign.
Call (561)262-1390
FIBERGLASS OUTBOARD
BOAT - 15ft, asking $100
(863)261-7229
JON BOAT- 17ft on '01 boat
trailer, 60 hp Evinrude motor,
'02 elect trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-8614
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95,
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388
WAVE BLASTER '96 - Yamaha


760, trailer included, runs
good. $1500 (863)674-0613


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$2000 needs work
(772)215-3500/597-0463
NOMAD 1976 - 34 Ft., Park
model. $2500
(772)828-5938
NOMAD 1986 - 23 Ft. $1800
(772)828-5938








:14 SPORTS Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 14, 2007


TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Asking $375
neg. 863-697-9704



BOAT TRAILER - 16 Ft., Single
axle. $125 or best offer.
(863)234-1251
BOAT TRAILER - 17 Ft., Single
axle. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-4868
BOATING TUBE- West Marine.
Used only once. Includes
rope & life jacket. $200. or
best offer. (863)673-0546


HONDA CBR 600 '00 -
Wrecked, for parts. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-6648
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100 2002 $4900 or best
offer (863)885-2804 See at
www.ninetypercentsure.com
KTM 125 DIRTBIKE '03 - runs
treat, great for beginners,
hop early for Christmas
$1600. (863)634-8734
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801
SUZUKI GZ250 2001 - Excel-
lent condition. Good gas
mileage. $1800 or best offer.
(321)202-9067
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$1700. Call (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271
SUZUKI TL1000S '98, Very
fast. $1800 (239)867-1093
YAMAHA 1000 1984 - Runs
great. $1500 or best offer.
(321)202-9067



GO - CART, Bench seat style.
For kid's or small adult.
$200. (954)536-6613
GO CART 2006 - 2 Seater,
Runs good. $600
(863)763-8618
HONDA 250 ATV - 2006 runs
great, blue in color, new
tires, $2500 (863)675-0104
La Belle


HONDA 450 ES 4x4 '03 - gar-
age kept, asking $3000 firm
(561)719-9496
HONDA 70 ATC - '85, 3
Wheeler. Good condition,
Needs carb rebuild/replace-
ment. $300. (863)634-5593
HONDA FOREMAN '05 - 500
elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
best offer (863)673-2388
JOHN DEERE GATOR - 4x2.
Needs minor work. $800
(863)801-1666
POLARIS SPORTSMAN '02 -
400, many extras, toolbox,
4wd. $3000 firm
(863)634-7157
SCOOTER: Electric Chariot,
Stand up style. Rechargeable
Battery. Similar to Segway.
New. $525 (863)610-1120


COACHMEN - '91, 33', good
cond., orig. owner, only towed
1600 miles, $4500 firm.
(863)612-0515 Iv. msg.
CORSAIR '87 - 5th wheel, new
AC, refrig, good cond., few
road miles, in Taylor Creek,
Okee $4200 (561)801-1936


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Autom ils 40

BUICK SKYLARK '90 - looks
and runs great, needs alter-
nator belt, like. new interior,
$800 (863)801-4519


Ez


z'nern Ltuinr, mVInIagerI WWW Y on:-gUoOI sCAO� II
8637163-6434
3155S.Parrott Avenue -OeehbeF- 47


CHEVY CAMARO RS - '97
Cony., Runs good, needs
brake work $1700 Neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAPRICE STATION
WAGON, '92, extra clean, 9
passenger, 1 owner, loaded,
$2500. (828)586-3465
CHEVY CAVALIER '88 - Looks
Bad, Runs good. Used for
work transportation to the
coast. $500 (863)487-0890
CHEVY CHEVETTE '81, 64K
original miles. 28-35 mpg.
Good shape. Asking $1200
Call (863)675-1775
DODGE INTREPID ES '00 - Ext
& Int in fair cond, runs but
needs eng work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)990-5431
DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere-
my
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '89 -
V8 5.0 engine, runs great.
$700 (863)467-0642
FORD MUSTANG, '94,
wrecked,. great for parts,
$800. (863)634-9696
OLDSMOBILE CIERA, '88, 4
dr., as is, $500.
(863)612-6682
PT CRUISER 2001 - 39K, Full
power, keyless entry, premi-
um sound, CD/Tape, C/C,
Tilt. New tires. Good condi-
tion. $7350. (863)675-5977



CHEVY BLAZER 1500 1989 -
A/C, C/C, 4 WD. Runs good.
Very dependable. $3000 or
best offer. (941)628-2659


JEEP CJ5, '80-'81 - 4wd,
manual, runs & drives good,
no title, exc. hunting vehicle,
$3500 neg. (863)634-5382
JEEP WRANGLER '95 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, 4x4, a/c, cd, very
good condition. $4500
(863)223-1800 not after 9p


AMPLIFIERS (2) - JBL 1201,
$500 or best offer.
(863)214-3427
AUTO PARTS - For '97 Grand
Am. Good 3100 V-6, $400.
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
COVER - For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $25 (863)763-0669
ENGINE - '77, 440 Dodge 8
cyl big block with transmis-
sion. Runs excellent. $300
or best offer. (863)675-7963
F250 TRUCK PARTS - '97,
4x4, No engine or title.
$1000 772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401
FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP-
Fits 8 ft truck bed, int &
brake lights, sliding glass.
$250 neg. (863)801-9165
MICKEY THOMPSON 8 lug 16"
Rims with tires, $400.
(863)634-9696
RIMS - 35 x 12.50 x 16.5 on
16.5 x 10, 8 lug rims, fits
Dodge & Ford. $200
(863)673-6289
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims; 16K' miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407


Golf Carts


I Golf Cart


RIMS- Set of 4,16 x 7, 5 lug,
Dodge Ram 1500 P/U, fits
'96-'01. REDUCED $100
Cash. (863)801-9165
RUNNING BOARDS, off of
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black,
for 4 dr., $100.
(863)697-2032
TIRES - 305/70/17 Nitto, All
Terrain Terra Grappler. $600.
or best offer (863)801-5198
TIRES & WHEELS - 4,
P205/75/R14, 5 hole Ford
Ranger pattern, med st tread.
$75 will sep. (863)634-6325
TRANSMISSION - for GMC
Suburban '93, asking $300
(863)302-4442
TRUCK BED, fits '94-'01
Dodge Dually, white, $500.
(863)634-6889
TRUCK TOPPER - Leer Crown,
fits '94-'02 Dodge Ram, 8'
bed, fiberglass, needs paint.
$150 neg. (239)826-6382
WHEELS - 20", 8 lug with Nitto
tires, chrome, off of Chevy
3/4 ton, $600.
(863)763-4098 Iv. msg.
WHEELS - (4), 16", five hole,
aluminum, 8" wide, for a car,
all for $100. (863)634-6325
WHEELS (4) - 16", 8 lug Che-
vy, Amer Racing w/almost
brand new 285-75-r16 tires.
$700 neg (863)801-1683


ARE FIBERGLASS LID - in
Dark Stone Brown, off '06
F350, 6.5 ft bed, like new,
$450 neg (863)763-8447
CHEVY '86 - SWB, runs great,
needs a little work. $5000 or
best offer. (863)357-0516
CHEVY S10 '95 - ext cab, 4.3
motor, auto, cold air, $3500
or best offer (863)763-5067
CHEVY SILVERADO 1993 -
350 eng., 2WD, Runs great!
$350 (863)357-6205
DODGE - '94, Runs great. A/C
very cold. New tires. $2100.
(863)675-0104
DODGE P/U '84 - 6 cyl, 4 spd,
new alt, dist, clutch, shocks,
runs good, good tires.
$1200 neg (863)634-9074
FORD F150 - '77, 4x4, Needs
work. $900. (239)462-1564


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FORD F150 '87 - needs work,
$600 firm (863)467-7197
FORD F150 '94 - Eddie Bauer,
Cold AC, ext cab, tires re-
cently replaced, great work
truck $2800 (239)633-0504
FORD F250 - '84, $1000.
(239)462-1564
FORD F-350 DUALLY '87 -
460 5 spd., new paint, runs
good, $3500 or best offer.
(863)228-5044
FORD RANGER XLT '01 - V6,
83K PS/PB, Cold A/C. Tool
box. Bed liner. Tow pkg.
$6500 (863)697-3108 aft 6p
MAZDA '92 - Ext cab, auto,
$2500 (502)931-8101
TOOL BOXES - Matched set.
Front & 2 sides. Alum. dia-
mond plate. For Ford full size,
8', $600. Neg. (863)675-2238


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1992 -
Runs good. New paint. New
tires. Asking $2000 or best
offer. (863)673-4677
FORD EXPEDITION '01- V8,
leather inter, excellent in/out,
$8000 or best offer
(863)763-8116
ISUZU TROOPER LS - '96,
4X4, Auto., Leather, 3.2 L
V6, 154K mi., White, $2500.
or best offer. (863)227-1595
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER,
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)983-7788
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)228-5044
SUZUKI SAMURAI '86, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ OD. Runs
well. $1500 (561)261-0766


BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition: $2000.
(863)357-5754
CAR TRAILER - Tandem hid-
den ramps, sport rims, elec-
tric brakes, winch. $2000
(863)357-3305


QB runs the ball
Gators quarterback Stephen Geary ran the ball during his First Baptist Church flag
football game on Saturday, Nov. 10.


Sports News In Brief


Men's Softball Tournament
. Community in Schools/ Okeechobee Police
Athletic League Men's Softball Tournament will
be held on Nov. 17. There is a $200 entry fee and
you must bring your own balls (44's.) The number
of teams that sign up will determine the format of
the tournament. This tournament is a fundraiser
for Character Counts, Mentoring Program and the
Youth Center Project. For information call, (863)
462-5863 or (863) 634-0870.

Bass Club meeting slated
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold its next
monthly meeting on December 13th at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post 9528 beginning at 7:00
p.m. The club holds its meetings on the second
Thursday of each month with bass tournaments
being held the following weekend. New mem-
bers (especially non-boaters) are welcome. For
more information contact Dave Stout at (863)
467-2255.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in


Okeechobee is seeking new members to become
involved in the Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organiza-
tion composed of men and women who actively
support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boat-
ing safety support to sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, com-
munications, administration, seamanship, pilot-
ing/navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

Agri-civic center open for riding
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding
the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6
p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and
release forms are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioner's office,
304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension
office at 458 U.S. 78 N. For information, call (863)
763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.


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Community Links Indndual Voices


Submitted PhitSm/Sunni Adam.
Some of the students from Russ Adams Taekwondo America went to an all dacamp in De.
Leon Springs. (front row, left to right) Juliet Skinner, McKayla Skinner, T.J. McKenna, Donnic
Watson, Jr., Alex Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr. (back row left to right) Cody Raulerson
Disan Hernandez, Sr., Travis McKenna, Sr., Anthony Hernandez, Sr., and Instructor Russ Ad.
ams.



Russ Adams Taekwondo




attends Camp Winona


Oct. 27, 2007, students Alabama, Mississippi and Geor-
from Russ Adams Taekwondo gia, all of which had come to
American in Okeechobee went participate in the State Champi-
to Camp Winona in DeLeon onship Tournament.
Springs. There was a full day The students from
Okeechobee that attended this
and evening of classes in forms, camp were: Cody Raulerson,
sparring, and self-defense. 1iV Degree Decided Black Belt,
The camp was attended not McKayla Skinner, 1st Degree
only by Florida students, but Probationary Black Belt, Don-
also Taekwondo students from nie Watson, Jr., Senior Red Belt,


Travis McKenna, Sr., Senior Rec
Belt, Disan Hernandez, Jr., Se
nior Red Belt, Anthony Hernan
dez, Senior Red Belt, Alex Her
nandez, Senior Red Belt, Julie
Skinner, Senior Brown Belt, Tare
McKenna, Senior Brown Belt
Kimberly Hernandez, Senioi
Brown Belt, T.J. McKenna, Jr.
Brown Belt, Disan Hernandez
Sr., Brown Belt.


Cross Country Team takes honors


Last weekend the Brahman
Cross Country Team finished first
'in Districts.
"I believe this is the first time
in school history," said Coach
Nathan Owen. "Last year was the
first time the boys or girls teams
had qualified for regions as a team
and the kids have done a great
job of continuing to build the
program. Bryan Suarez finished
second, Eddy Guerrero fifth, Rey-
nel Denova 15th. The scoring was
rounded out by Lionel Jones and
Austin Willard. These two boys
pulled through for us and secured
the win. Ricky Nieto and Misael
Alvarado were our bumpers. They
have been in great position to back
up the top 5. Shawn Horvath is our
alternate and has been very inspi-
rational to the top 7. I1 think he has
learned from this experience and
will surprise people next year. "
So far this year: The boy's teams
were Tommy Lacayo- Champs,
Wayne Cross Champs, St. Cloud
Invitational Champs, Running
with the Bulls Champs, District 7
3A Champs, 3A Region 4 Champs.
Individual Champs included: Bry-
an Suarez - flrunners.com (largest
high school race), Wayne Cross,
Running with the Bulls, St. Cloud,


District, Tommy Lacayo.
Rankings include: Bryan Su-
arez #1 most all season for 3A, # 1
in Treasure Coast; Eddy Guerrero
#2 Treasure Coast - #5 3A. Also
ranked in State and Treasure Coast:
Reynel Denova, Lionel Jones, Aus-
tin Willard, Mike Minondo, Misael
Alvarado. Girls: Heather Tinsley,
41st Treasure Coast.
"I would like to thank the girls
for having such a great year and
being a team every coach wants to
have. These girls lost three of last
years top five, plus an injury to one
of this years' top five girls and still
refused to give up," said Coach Na-
than Owen. "As a program we talk
about having a winning tradition
and the girls decided that they did
not want to be the team that didn't
make regional. That is a school
goal for now on, always make re-
gional. They are very special and
we have all of our girls' top 7 back.
I wish I could have done a better
job with them and gotten them to
state, but they still had a very suc-
cessful year. I think with the team
coming back and the addition of a
few others the girls can be top 10
in the state next year."
The boys run Saturday at Little
Everglades Ranch. This will be


the final race for Bryan Suarez a'
a Brahman. "We will really mis!
Bryan and all he has done foi
the program," said Coach Owen
"Leaders like him do not come
around very often. Bryan is re
sponsible for building this tradition
of winning. Unfortunately we wil
have to move on next year with
out him as he will be running iT
college. I fully expect the boys tc
come back even stronger. I thint
the boys will be a top 4 team al
year. Eddy Guerrero will be th(
favorite for District and Regional
I think Reynel Denova will alsc
compete for the individual crowns
We have so much talent that is un
known in this town that when we
do discover it, we will have multi
pie regional championships and <
few state championships in man�
sports.
"Thanks for everyone who sup
ported us this year, the town ha,
been great. It means so much tc
the students when people notice
what they do," the coach added.
"A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Wi
ersma, Mrs. Gillis, Dr. Cooper, an(
Mr. Downing always supporting u,
and making sure the students ar(
successful in school and in life,'
said Coach Owen.


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dual axle. Good condition.
7r/,x70x10' w/tongue 17'
$380. (863)467-9800


DODGE CARAVAN SPORT, '97
- new water pump, 3.3 mtr.,
cold air, Alpine radio, $3500
cash. (863)467-6475 Iv.msg
DODGE RAM CONV. VAN '96 -
Raised top, TV, 5.2 V8, very
nice, 108k, runs very good.
$3500 neg. (239)826-6382
WINDSTAR '98 - cold a/c,
good stereo sound, green,
good cond., $2000 or best
offer. (239)657-4348


Public Notices



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upon mutual agreement.
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2007
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