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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 324 Sunday, November 20, 2005 75 Plus tax


Area Blue Roof
stations closed
Even though Operation Blue
Roof has closed its location at
the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA), the
Small Business Administration
(SBA) and Project HOPE will be
open at the Agri-Civic Center
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. seven
days a week.
People who have had hurri-
cane damage are urged to either
register in person with FEMA, or
call 1-800-621-3362.
Okeechobee residents who
need to enter the Blue Roof Pro-
gram can report to: Harlem Civic
Center, 2000 Seventh St. Clewis-
ton; the Fairgrounds, 2616 Dixie
Highway in Stuart; 15518 S.W
Osceola St. in Indiantown; the
Village Green Shopping Center
at the corner of Walton Road
and U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie; and
the St. Lucie Civic Center at 2300
Virginia Ave. in Ft. Pierce.
The above locations are open
daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Road closure
begins Nov. 28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W. Seventh
Avenue will be closed for about
five weeks.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School can
use either S.W. 28th Street or
S.W. Seventh Avenue.
Parents taking students to
Osceola Middle School will have
to use S.W. 24th Avenue or Eagle
Bay Road to reach S.W. 28th


Yearling announces
Honor Roll students
Yearling Middle School is
pleased to announce the Honor
Roll students for the first nine
weeks of the 2005-2006 school
The following students in the
sixth grade received Honor Roll
with a GPA of 4.0: Brittney Ball,
Kristen Barnes, Tyler Finney, Bri-
anne Furphy, Karra Hair, Kayla
Harrison, Shyanne Prescott,
Emily Raulerson, and Kelsey
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Drought Index
Current: 233
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.86 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.34 feet
South Florida Water Management
District. Depth given in feet above
sea level.)

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Mini Page ........12
Community Events .. .4
Crossword......... 11
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ..... ... .4
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Sports ........... .6
TV ............ 11
Weather ........... 2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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The Okeechobee Health Care Facility is undergoing needed renovations, including a new
roof over a portion of it. Faye Haverlock, owner, said the new roof was planned before
Hurricane Wilma visited the area. The hurricane caused little damage to the nursing
home. Another major addition is planned for the site construction will begin in Janu-
ary for a 50-bed assisted living facility on six acres of land behind the nursing home.

Assisted living facility on tap

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Going on grit and determina-
tion, with a strong business
sense backed by years of experi-
ence as owner of Okeechobee
Health Care Facility (OHCF),
Faye Haverlock is ready for the
construction of a new 50-bed
assisted living facility to start in
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers have approved the plans,
and the architect and engineer
are fine tuning them. From start
to finish, it should take a year,
Mrs. Haverlock said.
She has received 501(c)3
nonprofit status for the assist-
ed living facility that will sit on
six acres of land, and may
apply for grants in the future.
She said the new facility
will start off with 25 beds avail-
able, then grow to the 50-bed
Programs will include day-
care for people cared for in the
home by family members who
work, private rooms with a
porch, a pond with fish and a
garden where residents can
grow their own plants.
The new assisted living
facility will replace Dunklin
Assisted Living, which Mrs.

Haverlock operated for the
county. Dunklin was demol-
ished early this year after suf-
fering heavy damage in the
2004 hurricanes.
Before its use for assisted
living, Dunklin had been Okee-
chobee's first hospital the
Louisiana Raulerson Hospital
that was open from 1949 until
1961, according to a February
2004 story in the Okeechobee
Mrs. Haverlock's desire to
help the frail and ill elderly was
borne of her initial inclinations
to become a nurse in her
younger years, she said, in
spite of having been pushed'
into the business end of life.
"I don't understand it," she
said, trying to comprehend
how her desire for nursing
eluded her while she began
mastering business operations
in the medical field. She did it
all with a few college classes
focusing on business that did
not lead to a degree. Yet she
possessed a business acumen
that allowed her to own and
flourish the county's only
nursing home OHCF.
S"I took some associate
degree classes and some col-
lege courses when I was
younger. But I had four girls to
raise, and I was always

involved in business," she
said. "I absorbed all I could
about business and developed
a rounded view."
Mrs. Haverlock came into
ownership of the nursing
home because of her family.
"Years ago, my father and
father-in-law became sick and
needed care beyond hospital
care," she said.
The closest nursing homes
then were in Fort Pierce and
Lake Placid, which prompted
her to start a nursing home in
She gathered necessary
data for the multitude of
paperwork that was required
by a variety of state and federal
agencies, received a certificate
of need and the nursing home
was built in 1983. Approval
came in for 30 beds, and
before the initial plans were
approved, another 30 beds
were approved. By start time,
the nursing home had 160
beds and approval kept
increasing over the years until
the present time when there
are 173 beds.
"This is an indication of the
growth that has happened in
the county," she said.
Not only does the nursing
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Everyday living, way back when

By Eva Mae Whidden
Editor's note: This account is
from the Williams family histo-
ry which Eva Mae Williams has
generously offered to share
with our readers. There are
many small details of everyday
life in these stories. The
account was edited by
MaryAnn Morris.
The first home I remember
was in Spring Valley. The big
part was the sleeping part. It
had a little walkway about eight
feet long with a cover over it that
went to the kitchen and dining
area, then there was a long
porch all the way across the
front of the house. Back then a
Slot of people still had dirt floors

and they had to change that dirt
ever so often like we'd scrub
We didn't have much time to
play. When we did, we used old
dried corn cobs for our houses
and cows, green oranges of
things and broken plates for
dishes. We played in the barn or
just on the ground. I didn't have
many dolls and most of mine
were paper dolls like you'd cut
out in a string of them and stick
dolls, everything I could use for
dolls because you couldn't just
get one from the store very
But I always had my own
bedroom for my stuff and every-
body knew not to touch it.
Mama would have killed those
boys if they bothered my stuff.
She protected it for me.

We all had chores to do the
boys worked in the field and I
worked a little bit in the fields,
but I was too slow. I did the
cooking. I could hardly see
above the stove when I started
cooking Ma was sick a lot and
she didn't like to cook or clean
house; I ended up doing most of
it. She liked to be outside doing
things like working in the gar-
den or milking the cows. Pa
would be somewhere else,
working with the cattle out on
the range.
I remember making cane
syrup. We went to the fields and
cut the cane and brought it up in
a wagon pulled by a mule and
piled it up beside the cane mill.
Then we hitched up a horse or a
mule and he'd go 'round and
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Completed in 1912, the Buckeye Clubhouse was the second
building erected on the Circle in Sebring. It was used for a meet-
ing house, a social gathering place, and temporary quarters for
newly arrived settlers. Later, it housed a butcher shop before it
was razed to make room for the present Buckeye Building. Mrs.
Williams remembers Sebring from around this time.

















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News Briefs

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payments made
Jan. 1, 2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
*You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
*You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
*Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
.eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

Book on area
currently on sale
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rott Ave.
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
egation's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-

income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Project lHOPE
offers counseling
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies),
1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counsel-
ing and referral to various agen-

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'round and 'round. A long pine
limb hooked to the horse then to
the mill to turn it. Most of the
time, we rode the horse just for
fun. Then somebody would stand
there and stick the cane into the
mill. The juice would come out
and the stalk should shoot out the
other end. Then we'd cook it
down to make the syrup.
We never got candy. We could
get it at the store; it would cost a
penny. Once a month or some-
thing like that we'd go to the store
and maybe could get some and a
drink, like a pop. We never took it
home. That was just too far! We'd

get ice by the 100 pounds when
we went to town. Then at home
we'd have a hole dug with straw
all around and maybe an old rain-
coat over that. No ice boxes back
there, no refrigerators. We didn't
have any electricity. We heated
the house with the fireplace. It
would be warm right by the fire,
but cold every where else. We
used kerosene lamps for light and
cooked on a pot-bellied wood
stove. We baked our own bread
out in the yard most of the time
on a big old iron pot or Mama
would make bread in the fire-
We didn't have a radio,
nobody did. Never heard of one.
Even Sebring and Avon Park
were real small, just a couple

We had to go to Avon Park to
get out groceries. It was 'bout 25
or 30 miles. We didn't have a car
at first. I remember the first car
my Pa bought. It was just an old
open thing with a canvas top. If it
started to rain, we had to stop and
put the sides up. By that time
you'd be wet as a frog, and the
rain would have quit by then any-
I remember the first airplane I
ever saw. We were out picking
berries -at a lake close to Spring
Valley and we heard this thing. At
first we thought it was buzzards
and all kinds of things; then it
dawned on us that we'd heard
there were airplanes up in the air.
That was probably around 1914.

School Menu

Okeechobee County
School District
Nov. 21 through Nov. 25
Monday, Nov. 21
French toast sticks with syrup

Chicken quesadilla
Corn dog
Oven baked beans
Broccoli Florets
Tossed salad
Chilled fruit juice
Assorted fresh fruit

Tuesday, Nov.22

Pancake sausage wrap

Cheeseburger with lettuce, toma-
to and pickle
Yogurt, fruit and cheese platter
with goldfish crackers
Seasoned green beans
Assorted fresh fruit mix
Chilled fruit juice

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Teacher Planning Day

Thursday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Day-Holiday

Friday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Break-Holiday

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40

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In Okeechobee County, the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) continues
their hurricane debris pick-up on
both state and local public
To ensure their debris will be
picked up, citizens are encour-
aged to move both vegetative
and construction & demolition
debris to the edge of road/right-
of-way during the Thanksgiving
Holiday weekend.
Citizens may call the FDOT
Okeechobee Operations Center
at (863) 462-5250 to find out
when their roads have been


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home provide care for the elder-
ly, but it provides respite care for
caregivers who keep their loved
ones at home. In addition, the
facility provides training for cer-
tified nursing assistants (CNA)
and has trained more than 500

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CNAs in the four years of the
program's existence.
"The CNA training is an
opportunity for young people to
go after a career, and there is
such a need for them," she said.
One of Mrs. Haverlock's
daughters, Sandy Perry, provides
musical activities for residents of
the nursing home. Other activi-
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Yearling announces Honor Roll students

Yearling Middle School is
pleased to announce the Honor
Roll students for the first nine
weeks of the 2005-2006 school
The following students in the
sixth grade received Honor Roll
with a GPA of 4.0: Brittney Ball,
Kristen Barnes, Tyler Finney, Bri-
anne Furphy, Karra Hair, Kayla
Harrison, Shyanne Prescott,
Emily Raulerson, and Kelsey
Students in seventh grade
who earned a spot on the Honor
Roll with a GPA of 4.0 were:
Caleb Ball, Kammie Blair,
Gabriela Borja, Victoria Bostic,
Kelsey Burnham, Leanna Cot-
ton, Mariela Gamez, Shawn Hor-
vath, Celena Letcher, Melissa
Lujan, Adriana Mitchell,
Meaghan Thomas and Jayce Tur-
Eighth grade students receiv-
ing Honor Roll awards with a
GPA of 4.0 were: Jannet Gonza-
lez, James Hadden, Anthony
Kibbler, Valerie McKee, Matthew
Skipper and Graciela Varela.
Students who received an
Honor Roll award with a GPA of
3.5-3.9 in the sixth grade were:
Jacalob Akins, Kayla Aleman,
Alisha Boswell, Karlie Bowers,
Kelsi Brown, William Childers,
Cutter Davis, Richard Donegan,
Timothy Farrell, Diego Fonseca,
Taylor Fulford, Dustin Houston,
Daniel Jansen, Bradley King,
Erika Klingler, Courtney Lopez,
Jerice McDonald, Taylor Mills,
Justin Morgan, Frances O'Con-
nor, Chelsea Pittman, Shelby Pol-
lock, Raychel Rabon, Carlos San-
tibanez, John Stratton, Elayne

Warthen, and Savannah Whit-
Seventh grade students who
received the Honor Roll with a
GPA of 3.5-3.9 were: Jose
Aguilar, Yesenia Aguirre, Jordan
Aleman, Abel Armenta, Sarah
Brewer, Anthony Brown, Jeremy
Brown, Joshua Bunn, Teresa
Caras, Aracely Casteneda, Brit-
tany Cobb, Samuel Curbelo,
Mauro Dominguez, Brent Dur-
rance, Andrea Eddings, Rubi
Gonzalez,Kristen Hall, Amanda
Harrison, Hector Hernandez,
Jomar Hernandez, Tameko Hor-
nick, Yanet Huerta, Jennifer
Jaenz, Evan Mattson, Michael
McCoin, Jesus Nunez, Kalyn
Perez, Joshua Radford, Garrett
Rucks, Brittany Scott, Andrew
Selvey, James Sharpe, Brittany
Taylor, Amado Vega, Michael
Watson, Wayne Watson, Mark
Weir, Nathan Willbarger, and
Crashai Williams.
Eighth grade students who
earned a GPA of 3.5-3.9 includ-
ed: Ana Aguilar, Yolani Borroto,
Frances Bosworth, Vanessa
Bowman, Nichole Chapa, Kyn-
dra Crews, Cody Darville, Naraly
Garcia, Saul Garcia, Caitlyn
Gaucin, Austin Harvey, Chelsea
Higgins, John Hodges, Jesenia
Martinez, Janna Mullis, Maria
Olvera, Hannah Rooks, Georgina
Ruiz, Roxanne Sheffield, Kayla
Sheffield, Kayla Stokes, Stevan
Suarez, Lisa Thiboult, Sean Van
Schaick, Austin Willard and
Markeisha Yeomans.
Yearling Middle School Merit
Honors sixth grade students with
a GPA of 3.0-3.4 included: Omar
Alvarado, Marissa Angle, Andi

Baker, Justin Bishop, Victoria
Blevins, Derek Borroto, Holmes
Boyd, Kelsey Brewster, Franklin
Brown, Jr., Jessica Brumley,
Zachery Clark, Bradley Coleman,
Cody Cummings, Cheyenne
Deighnan, Michelle Dorta,
Danial Dunson, Vanessa Estrada,
KAitlyn Furphy, Stanley Harden,
Ashley Hassan, Deion Hayes,
Jesus Herrera, Timothy Hirst,
Reno Hunter, Samantha Jacobs,
Kayla Jansen, Jonathon Kemp,
David King, Emilie Lege, Jeffrey
Lipfert, Julian Long, Sterlandra
McNeil, Isaias Mungaray, Justin
Nelson, Sarah Peoples, Darian
Potter, Marco Raya, Mikayla
Reed, Walker Rose, Hannah
Rucks-Zaoui, Dylan Sempey,
Brittany Serrano, Joseph Soto,
SKyle Taylor, Juan Tinajero,
Encarnacion Vega, Samantha
Ward, Anna Warren, Noah
Wilcox III, Jared Wilson and
Kristin Young.
Seventh grade student with a
3.5-3.9 GPA received the Merit
Honor Roll including: Imelda
Alvarado, Lucina Anselmo,
Kyreashia Ash, Kristina Bell,
Reyna Benitez, Donald Bryan,
Marcelo Bucio, Courtney Bur-
ney, Rosendo Cabrera, Jack Con-
gdon, Daryn Conrad, Tony
DeVoss, Arturo Dominguez, Gar-
rett Egan, Flavia Escobar, Bran-
don Farless, Ty Fender, Tamara
Fleming, James Fralix, Jessica
Gomez, Sheila Granados, Stuart
Haymond, Shemaiah Hender-
son, Maria Hernandez, Layla
Huff, Cashara Jarvis, Ryan Jenk-
ins, Mallorie Jones, Gilberto
Limon, James Marquis, Jamie
McCoin, Megan Moore, Jose

Education Briefs

YMS FFA attends
Farm City Day
The Yearling Middle School
(YMS) FFA has been very busy.
Farm City Day was Nov. 10 and
the YMS chapter .set up a booth
displaying the community serv-
ices and activities the chapter
participated in. The YMS Citrus
Judging Team recently were
in a competition held at Florida
Southern University in
Lakeland. The first-year Citrus
Judging Team placed in sixth
place out of seventeen
teams.. The team members
inrg)ue: ,Valgrie McKee, James
Sharp, Danny Rocky, Austin Har-
vey, and Calixtro
Villapondo. YMS FFA chapter
volunteers led horses for horse

rides at the North Elementary
School Fall Fest. The YMS FFA
will be participating in the Public
Speakers, Extemporaneous
Speakers, and Opening-Closing
Ceremony at Okeechobee High
School in December.

Yearling's runners
Yearling Middle School is
pleased to announce the names
of the following students who
recently beat their best mile time
on Nov. 15. The students named
were as follows:
Taylor Robbins, Gabriela Ros-
ales, Yesenia Aguirre, Kristina
Bell, Gabby Borja, Sarah Brewer,
Teresa Caras, Cindy Cortez,
Maria Espinoza, Yvonne Flores,

Adriana Mitchell, Kayla Sweat,
Kathrine Vinson, Aime Arel-
lanes, Andi Baker, Megan Bette-
lyoun, Jessica Brumley, Meagen
Camright, Jenny Draughon, Bri-
anne Furphy, Erika Klinger, Beat-
riz Marquez, Taylor Mills, Mikay-
la Reed, Haley Rumfola, Cely
Solis, Savanna Whitlock, Maria
Zapata, Tyler Crenshw, Cassie
Holsman, Sheila Jones, Judith
Lozano, Amy McDavid, Jerica
McDonald, Janae Oliver, Minnie
Osceola, Ashley Rodriguez, Rosa
Ruiz, Ana Santibanez, Duke
Valencia, Francesca Oliverez,
Kayla Ford, Janna Mullis, Roxan-
nr Sheffield, Janezzka K,':g-r.
Kim Futch and Markeis-ha
Congratulations to all of the
Yearling Middle School runners.

Orozco-Zepeda, Sarah Payne,
Jodi Raulerson, Elizabeth Rente-
ria, Adriana Rodriguez, Ruben
Romero, Maria Santibanez,
Deforest Shanks, Cristin Shelton,
Dalton Snow, Ashley Spier,
Naomi Stevens, Julio Villatoro,
Alexis Washington, Cindy Wine,
Victoria Woodruff, and Calandra

Students in Yearling Middle
School eighth grade who
received a GPA of 3.5-3.9 were:
Nancy Bautista, Dianna Bradley,
Vonteria Bradley, Reina
Cabellero, Maci Culligan, Jake
Davenport, Cheyenne Davis,
Heather Dubel, Cheyenne Fall-
man, Daiana Fonseca, Kayla
Ford, Tara Fulce, Megan Galvan,
Tara Hallin, Maria Hernandez,
Ricardo Herrera, Elizabeth
Jimenez-Slone, Alonna Johnson,
Melanie Jones, Justin Juback,
Janezzka Koger, Monica Koger,
Dustin Lundy, Daniel Mancil,
Taylor Mauldin, Kyle McGee,
Anna Nunez, Timmy Palmer,
Matthew Payne, Lucas Peoples,
Benny Perezz, Tiffany Pringle,
Nicholas Richey, Tamara Rix,
Quirino Rubio, Cesar Serrano,
Robert Smith, Allison Spencer,
Sierra Stewart, Garth Striebel,
Monica Taylor, Pastor Valencia,
Kendra Walker, Tesa Warthen,
Bradley Williams and Chad

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Norma Collinson
Norma Collinson, age 94, of
Okeechobee died on Sunday,
Nov. 13, 2005 at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Mrs. Collinson was born
on Sept. 25, 1911 in Fayette
Miss., to John Freemont and
Melinda Myers. She was a home-
Mrs. Collinson was preceded
in death by her loving husband,
Homer Collinson and her daugh-
ter, Betty Zorich..
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Elizabeth Crose of Gulfport;
grandsons, Curtis and Ryan
Zorich of Va., Mike Crose, Casey,
Chris, Landen Williams and
Brent Johnson of Okeechobee,
and Jason Crose of Gulfport;
granddaughters, Pam Zorich of
Md., Crystal Zorich of Va., Karen
and Mandy Metzcher of Braden-
ton, Marlu Williams of Lucedale,
Miss.; nieces, Jonnye Butler of
Grayton Beach and Dorothy
Home of Jacksonville; nephews,
William Collinson of Baton
Rouge and Van Butler II of Gray-
ton Beach; and close friends,
Danny, Kay, Ida, and Grady
Mullins and Jean and Gailand
Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
22 at Evergreen. Cemetery with
Pastor Joe Bishop officiating.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Frank Donald
Thompson Jr.
Frank Donald Thompson Jr.
age 58 of Okeechobee died Sat-
urday Nov. 19, 2005 at his resi-
dence. He was born in Ft. Pierce
Feb. 7, 1947 the son of Frank D.
Sr. and Bertha Thompson. He
came to Okeechobee in 1997
from Ft. Pierce. Frank was a Viet-
nam veteran, he served in the
Marine Corp. Mr. Thompson
loved to fish and hunt. He hunt-
ed and fished from Alaska to
He is survived by his father
Frank D. Thompson Sr. of Okee-
chobee; three uncles Jack

Thompson of California, Martin
(Edith) Brown of Okeechobee,
Donald (Linda) Brown- of Okee-
chobee and a niece, nephew
and cousins.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at 2 p.m.
at the Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Pastor Larry Kilgore will
be officiating. Visitation will be
Tuesday 'from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Basinger
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home &

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t HAMRICK TRUST: I read in the newspaper the letter that the Main
Street lady wrote about the Green Market. Another caller had asked
if they bothered to contact the Hamricks. She didn't answer that
question. She said they did some research on the Hamrick trust.
Since one of the trustees lives in Okeechobee, how hard would it
have been to simply ask permission? It seems terribly rude to me
that they would go ahead with plans without asking the owner of
the property. It seems to me like setting up a yard sale on your neigh-
bor's front yard and then saying it should be all right because you
are raising money for a charity. No matter how good your intention,
it is rude if you don't ask the landowner first. What has happened to
Editor's Note: In speaking with administrators of the Hamrick
Trust, we were told no one called them seeking permission to hold
the Farmer's Market in Flagler Park. Although a Hamrick relative
lives in Okeechobee, that person is not an administrator of the
trust. Because of that, they cannot give permission nor deny use of
the park.

PARKS: Sounds to me like the current city officials are just too big
for their britches and don't think the rules apply to them. I just hope
that this whole thing doesn't hurt our city. It would be such a shame
to lose the parks. Imagine no festivals, no parades, no holiday deco-
rations or concerts. The parks are such a part of this town. I can't
imagine why the city would do anything to jeopardize the parks.

HARRASSMENT: I live in an area where the store is right here, so
why drive? Every time I walk to the store I get harassed by guys who
don't understand English. Just because I walk, I get followed and
perverse things are yelled at me. I have the right to walk where I
want. They don't have the right to sexually harass people just
because they are walking. I don't want to hear people yell out that I
am a prostitute. I am not a prostitute and I do not appreciate hearing
it just because I am walking to the store. I know that some would
say, "Just don't walk there!" Too many of our rights are not respect-
ed. We have laws for a reason. Perhaps they just apply to only some
people and everyone else can act like an animal.

PATROL CARS: Several weeks ago Speak Out had a lot of calls
about cops driving their patrol cars to conserve gas and taking their
kids to school using the cop cars. I don't really have anything against
that but what happens if they must respond to a call, do the kids go
ith them? Also, if it is to conserve gas, how come they can take the
srs out of the county for their own personal use? I have seen an
Okeechobee patrol car at the Indian Reservation numerous times
over the past month.
Editor's Note: We would suggest you contact Sheriff Paul May
and set up an appointment to speak with him about your concerns.
lie can be reached by calling (863) 763-3117 during normal busi-
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Community Events

City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree light-
ing ceremony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Participating in the ceremony will be the chorus group from
Okeechobee County schools, as well as Santa Claus.

Grace Christian plans spaghetti dinner
Grace Christian School,701 S. Parrott Ave., will be having
their annual spaghetti lunch and dinner. The lunch will be
served on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner
orders of five or more can be delivered. The dinner will be held
Saturday, Dec. 3, along with a silent auction and bake sale from
3 until 7 p.m. at the school. Dinners may be picked up or eaten
at the school All dinners are $5. To purchase a ticket, call the
Grace Christian School at (863) 763-3072.

Main Street to host holiday celebration
The Okeechobee Main Street will host a holiday celebration
on Park Street following the tree lighting ceremony in City Hall
Park on Nov. 29. The celebration will be held from 7 until 9
p.m. and will feature holiday music, carolers, children's activi-
ties, arts and crafts and refreshments.

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Letter to the Editor

Just a thought
I've got great news for you:
You have won the lottery! No, not
the Florida Lottery, but the Heav-
enly one.
That is exactly what happens
when you invite Christ into your
life and you become one with
him. You have probably heard
many opponents of the lottery
stand on the premise that no one
wins without millions losing.
Yes, one may win, but there
are millions who have taken their
dollars and placed their hope on a
set of numbers. Only the Lord
really knows how many homes
are suffering tonight due to the

lottery draining the household
budget of those who are unable
to fight the temptation of a quick
fix. There is no easy way out of the
financial jungle. Even in the econ-
omy of Heaven, Christ knew there
was no easy way to bring
Paul reminds us that Christ had
to be willing to give up everything
so we might gain everything. Yes,
he gave up the praises of the
angels for the jeers of the crowd;
the regal robe of a king for a car-
penter's cloak; endless days in
glory for weary nights in Galilee;
never tiring in heaven for the
exhaustion of crossing the hill-
side. Jesus gave up everything. He

Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed 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 (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at .
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held each Thursday at 6
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

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 Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For.information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
. guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.

gave it up so we could be win-
Why would anyone do such a
thing? Two reasons: grace and
God loves us so much, he was
willing to submit his eternal Son
to a short life in humanity. Only
through something so pure and
holy as Christ could we have any
hope of being reconciled to the
Still, we ask why? How can he
love us that much and yet know
that we are wicked, sinful crea-
tures? That's where the grace
comes in.
Grace is unexplainable. Grace
is undeserved. One preacher

spelled it out; God's Riches At
Christ's Expense. Thank you
Jesus, that is grace.
The wonderful news is that
grace abounds. Even after we are
saved, it is grace that separates us
from our old sin nature and
makes us one with Christ. That is
why the father can now look at
you and see no imperfection. You
are in Christ. God sees his Son
when he looks at you!
It's just a thought.

Dr. Randy Huckabee,
senior pastor
First Baptist Church
of Okeechobee

Community Events

Sacred Heart plans white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale
on Sunday, Nov. 20. The sales will be held at the pavilion located
at 901 S.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee beginning at 8 a.m. each day.
For information, call (863) 763-3727.

Learning Coalition committee to meet
The finance/operations committee of the Early Learning Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet
Monday, Nov. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center,
2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30
p.m. The classes will be held in his office at 916 W. North Park St.
For details and information, call (863)763-4320.

Drive through flu shot clinic offered
The Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave., will hold a drive through flu immunization clinic in the
department's north parking lot on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The cost of the vaccination is $25 and Medicare will
be accepted. Any adult over the age of 18 is eligible. Patients will
receive a consent form and information sheet when they pull up.
After signing, they will roll down their car window and receive the
vaccination. For information, call the health department at (863)

Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in
the boardroori at the Okeechobee County School Board office,
700 S.W Second Ave. Guest speakers will be: Hospice of Okee-
chobee; Tom Jones and Lindsey Mann from Eckerd Youth Alter-
natives; and Ken Kenworthy, who will give a Safe and Drug Free
School report. The meeting is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Main Street membership meeting planned
SOkeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold their monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Members and general
public are welcome. For information, contact Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
The Farmer's Market held every Thursday in Flagler Park will
not be held Thursday, Nov. 24, due to the holiday. The market will
resume operation on Thursday, Dec. 1. For information, call
(863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.

VFW to host Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, S.R. 78 W, will hold their
annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
24. There is no charge but donations will be accepted for dinners
that will include turkey and canned yams, green beans and
mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and rolls.

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free com-
munity Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at
Grace Brethren Schools,. 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. Donations to help buy food for the free dinner can be sent to
Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volun-
teers are also needed to help cook the food, serve and deliver the
meals. To schedule a delivery or to get more information, call
Malinda at (863) 467-5570.

Radio club sponsoring hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a hamfest
on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 U.S. 98 N., beginning at 8 a.m. There will be free parking, a
ham radio flea market and hourly drawings for door prizes. There
will be a grand prize drawing at 2 p.m. and you must be present
to win. For information, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.

Abundant Blessings to host concert
Ken Turner, who sang for 15 years as part of the Grammy
award winning Blackwood Brothers Quartet, will be in concert
Sunday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at Abundant Blessing Assembly of God
Church, 4550 U. S. 441 N.

Church hosting gospel sing

The North Okeechobee Church of God will be hosting a
Southern gospel sing with the Reflection Singers of Trenton on
Sunday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 467-6066.

Window decorating contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday win-
dow decorating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held
Dec. 10. All businesses are asked to participate and have their
windows decorated by Nov. 29. For information, contact Okee-
chobee Main Street by calling their office at (863) 357-6246; or,
visiting their office at 111 N.E. Second St.

Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday
Tour of Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours
for their festival of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday,
Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as
originally scheduled. On Friday, Dec. 2, the hours have been
changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, the hours will be
noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, the hours will be noon
. until 5 p.m.

The Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 20, 2005 AGRICULTURE

Florida Friendly Yards

protect natural resources
By Ed Ayen Analyze your existing yard and with fertilize and pesticide usages.
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods note any special conditions. Take Buy quality plants and install
d n nni tci m ni-h;;i d h- nmh l lpn c oni mh

What is a "Florida Friendly
Yard"? A Florida Friendly Yard is an
approach that recognizes the
home landscape as part of a larger
natural system. This does not nec-
essarily mean creating a "wild-
looking" yard, but it does mean
creating a landscape that is more of
an environmental asset than a lia-
bility. If designed, installed and
maintained properly, it will be
attractive, environmentally sustain-
able and protect natural resources.
Plan first, plant last. In a Florida
Friendly Yard, appropriate land-
scaping protects the environment
by stabilizing the soil, preventing
erosion, filtering pollutants and
reducing harmful runoff. Other
considerations include aesthetics,
improving the resale value of a
home, noise reduction, climate
control and wildlife habitat.
Determine how you will use
your property. Do you need a play
area for children or a party area?
How about a vegetable garden?
Maybe you just want to enjoy look-
ing at a pleasing yard without time
consuming or costly maintenance.

llltn aLounIIL sunny CanlI snauy
areas; areas that flood or are
extremely dry. Take a soil sample
to the local extension office to
check pH. Do you have trees or
shrubs that are problematic? They
may need to be removed.
Prepare a plan for your Florida
Friendly Yard. Take into account
thing such as septic tank, under-
ground utilities or overhead power
lines and existing sprinkler system.
Sketch in the activity areas and spe-
cific areas for birds and butterflies.
If you live on the water consider
putting in a buffer zone of 10 to 25
feet for pollution control.
Next add to your sketch where
you want trees, shrubs, ground-
covers and flowering plants.
Remember to keep plants away
from buildings to allow for growth
and ease of building maintenance.
Group plants for more efficient irri-
Research your irrigation needs
to determine which sort of system,
if any, will be installed. If native
drought resistant trees and plants
are used your irrigation needs may
be considerably reduced along

tine l prupen y eavng Ienougn
space for each plant to grow to
Once your Florida Friendly Yard
is established remember to main-
tain it by watering efficiently, fertil-
izing appropriately and controlling
yard pests responsibly.
This is the second in a series of
articles I will be writing on the new
area program called Florida Yards
& Neighborhoods. The program is
being implemented through your
local county extension service in
Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades County and is partially fund-
ed from Clean Water Act Section
319 funding from the U. S. EPA
through the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
Ed Ayen is available to address
interested groups such as home-
owners associations, voluntary
organizations and clubs. For fur-
ther information he can be
reached by calling the Highlands
County Extension Service office.
Phone: (863)402-6540 or email:
edayen@ufl.edu. Location is
4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL

Thanksgiving dinner cost up slightly

WASHINGTON A traditional
Thanksgiving dinner with turkey,
stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie
and all the trimmings, increased
slightly in price this year, but still
remains affordable, according to
the American Farm Bureau Federa-
In AFBF's 20th annual informal
survey of the price of basic items
found on the Thanksgiving Day
dinner table, the average cost of
this year's feast for 10 is $36.78, a
$1.10 price increase from last
year's survey average of $35.68.
"When the Stallman family
gathers to eat our turkey dinner
this year, we will certainly be
thankful for the bounty produced
by America's farm and ranch fami-
lies," said AFBF President Bob
Stallman. "I encourage all Ameri-
cans to take a moment during their
Thanksgiving celebrations to rec-
ognize the role our farmers and
ranchers play in producing an
abundant, affordable and safe
food supply throughout the year,"
he said.
The AFBF survey shopping list
includes turkey, stuffingg' sweet
potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,
cranberries, a relish tray of carrots

and celery, pumpkin pie with
whipped cream and beverages of
coffee and milk, all in quantities
sufficient to serve a family of 10.
The cost of a 16-pound turkey,
at $15.11 or roughly 94 cents per
pound, reflects an increase of 5
cents per pound, or a total of 88
cents per turkey compared to
2004. This is the largest contributor
to the overall increase in the cost of
the 2005 Thanksgiving dinner.
"To the extent there was a
small increase in the nominal cost
of the Thanksgiving dinner, up 3
percent from 2004, most of it can
be attributed to higher energy
prices which affect processing,
packaging, refrigeration and ship-
ping costs," said AFBF Senior
Economist Terry Francl. "Farm
Bureau volunteer shoppers are
asked to look for the best possible
prices, without taking advantage
of special promotional coupons or
purchase deals, such as spend $50
and receive a free turkey. The aver-
age price of turkey remains less
than a dollar per pound again this
year, an amazing value any way
you slice it," said Francl.
According to Francl, data avail-
able from the Agriculture Depart-

ment on last year's whole, frozen
turkey indicates that four out of
five turkeys were sold on a holiday
special. Based on those advertised
specials, USDA found that the
prices paid for whole, frozen
turkeys in November 2004 were
two-thirds of what consumers
paid for the same turkeys during
the other 11 months of the year.
That means many consumers
probably purchase Thanksgiving
turkeys for considerably less than
the AFBF survey's average.
Other items showing a slight
price increase this year included: a
gallon of whole milk, $3.09; a 30-
oz. can of pumpkin pie mix, $1.86;
a 16-oz. package of frozen green
peas, $1.38; a 12-oz. package of
cubed stuffing, $2.27; two 9-inch
pie shells, $1.89; and a 12-oz.
package of brown-n-serve rolls,
$1.64. The price of a combined
pound of celery and carrots, used
for a relish tray, increased to 59
Items that decreased slightly in
price this year were: sweet pota-
toes, $2.56 for three pounds; fresh
cranberries, $1.84 for a 12-oz.
package; and a half-pint of whip-
ping cream at $1.51.

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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 20, 2005


Carolyn Bivens speaks at Trump International

By Daniel Shube
Special to Okeechobee News
The past year has been an excit-
ing one for the LPGA Tour. The
future looks bright. Young stars
such as Paula Creamer, Michelle
Wie and Morgan Pressel are pro-
viding the publicity that the LPGA
needs to grow their ratings and
appease their sponsors.
However, there has been plenty
of controversy. Pressel has had to
wait until her eighteenth birthday
to attempt to get her tour card. Wie
turned pro at 16 without waiting for
her card. Wie will play in several
events on the LPGA Tour using
sponsor's exemptions. She has
caused some controversy since she
will do the same on the PGA Tour.
Through all of this, new commis-
sioner, Carolyn Bivens has had little
to say, until now. At the ADT Cham-
pionship played at Trump Interna-
tional in West Palm Beach the com-
mish had this to say:
Its a pretty phenome-
nal season, 2005, I think, will be
looked back on as a year that was
the foundation from which the
LPGA really did move to the next
level. And since I had absolutely
nothing to do with it, I get a chance
to crow about it.
We started the season with
Annika winning her first three tour-
naments, as well as the first two
Majors. Everybody, including Anni-
ka, was disappointed about the
third. So she did what only Annika
could do, which is go on to set new
records, winning the Mizuno Clas-
sic five times in a row, setting a PGA
and an LPGA record, and to win
nine tournaments out of 19. There
is not a question in the world that
Annika is the best athlete that we'll.
see in certainly my lifetime.
Every Sunday morning the
leaderboard looks a little bit like the
United Nations roll call. That's a
good thing. A lot of these interna-
tional players are attracting new
fans from around the world.
Some of our younger players
are bringing people out to the tour-
naments and having parents and
others come in to the tournaments
to see what this is all about.
These personalities, also hap-
pen to be great golfers, are attract-
ing a new group of fans that right
now I think I would classify as casu-
al; but with the strength of talent
that we have on the Tour right now,
I'm sure will turn into avid.
Solheim (Cup) and USGA (U.S.
Women's Open conducted by the
USGA) set new records for atten-

Fairways and
by Daniel Shube
dance. Up almost 14 percent year
over year for attendance at all of the
The television ratings and the
increases, I'm not really sure what
kind of category you put those in
except amazing. They are amazing
in any television or sports and
entertainment marketplace.
You're going to see, as you look
at the schedule, not only are we
going to have most of the events
returning; you are going to see the
prize money obviously going up.
But what you are also going to see
is an effort to improve what we're
calling the stages that these
women play on.
The women have an awful lot to
do with it. The fact they are individ-
ual, distinctive, very charismatic
personalities, that certainly helps.
And the caliber of play, those of you
who have followed the Tour for a
lot of years, I don't think would
argue for a second that the caliber
of play that we see almost every
weekend is asked, answered;
asked, answered. They are awe-
some. With a lot of the young new
players, Paula, Natalie, they are
fearless to go for a pin. The idea of
risk reward does not cross their
mind. They are just sure that they
can hole it out from wherever they
are in the fairway. That makes it
pretty exciting.
The other thing with the variety
of winners that you see, besides
Annika holding her nine titles from
the season, it rieans that on any
given Sunday, anybody that's in the
field can beat everyone else.
I've learned a lot of things the
last few months. I was excited
when I walked in here, understand-
ing where this organization is, in
the life cycle and the opportunities.
Now some four months later,
two months after officially taking
over, I'm actually even more excit-
ed. To really get to know these
women and to understand how
dynamic, just how interesting the
depth and the scope of what they

do and who they are.
I really think from a marketing
standpoint that the sky is the limit. I
would have a very easy job if some-
how I could get the whole world to
play in a Pro-Am with these
women. Because they all walk
away, no matter who they have
played with, saying this is remark-
able. This person is my favorite.
So I would say that aspect.
Again, going back and talking
about the players, I'm excited
about the galleries that they are
I have been quoted as saying
that there is something for every
one on the LPGA. I believe that.
You've got the Pat Hursts and
the Carin Kochs who are balancing
raising kids on the Tour, and who
are very good inside the ropes,
rank at the top of the Money List.
You've got Rosie Jones, who I
don't believe for a second I'm not
going to let her retire. Rosie Jones
is a huge RV enthusiast. Jill McGill
has taken up surfing. Annika, a
number of other women, for all
intents and purposes, their off
hours, they are gourmet cooks.
They're easy to market outside the
world of golf.
And it's those kinds of dimen-
sions, putting them in environ-
ments where they are really com-
fortable, where you get to see who
they are and what they are really
And that these are not only very
talented women inside the ropes,
but again from a marketing stand-
point, their reach extends outside
the ropes, and they can pull in new
fans to the LPGA.
When asked about players
under 18 petitioning to play on the
TOUR> I have no reason to think
that it's going to slow up. You got
better junior golf programs. You've
got parents and teachers who are
now kind of attuned to watching 9,
10, 11, 12 year olds, and knowing
when somebody has the capabili-
ties and the skills. Young women
are choosing much earlier that they
are going to devote themselves to a
sport, and largely golf.
You've got better equipment,
better technology. So I absolutely
don't think.that the trend is going to
You may or may not have seen
the press release; we are going to
be hosting a forum in New York
with the other sports organization
on December 7th to look at this
issue. Phenoms to professional
successful transitions, which is
really what this is all about.

Sports Briefs

Men's softball Volleyball Club The club is open to all girls
between 8 and 18 years of age.
games scheduled to meet Nov. 21 The purpose of the meeting is
Okeechobee Parks and Recre- The Big Lake Juniors Volleyball to outline all of the details of the
ation has announced that their Club will hold a prospective play- 2006 season that runs from Janu-
men's adult softball league games er/parent meeting for the upcom- ary to April. You may also obtain
will be played at the adult softball ing 2006 season on Monday, Nov. detailed information on the club's
field across from Yearling Middle 21, at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee website
School. High School Lecture Hall. www.biglakejuniors.com.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Game times are 7 and 8 p.m. each
night. The upper division teams will
play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
league due to lackof teams.
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First of all, this is not just an
LPGA issue. This is.a sports issue.
The LPGA isn't the first to deal with
that. There are actually other organ-
izations that we think have more
experience. We think it's time that
we look collectively across sports
and talk about the issues, and talk
about the experience that we have.
In all of the cases, it's not just
looking at whether a 12, 13 or
14-year-old is capable of shooting 4
or 5 under par. Or is capable of, you
know, handling a basketball sea-
son for a few games.
There are a lot of other issues in
terms of the psychological maturi-
ty, and a number of other factors.
In all cases, when we get these
phenoms, when they come to the
professional ranks, what you want
is that they transition in successful-
ly, and that they are there for a long
And there has been too many
experiences, and sort of one-offs, if
you will, where young people have
turned professional and their sports
have lost them over the course of
the fewyears.

As a result of this forum that
we'll be conducting, which will
include the professional develop-
ment people as well as the com-
missioners from across the leagues
we will generate a white paper. VWe
will share that with the Executive

Committee, and we'll take a look at
the constitution, the rules as they
exist right now, and say are they
currently serving the membership?
And are they serving those who are
in the pipeline to become mem-

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Community Events

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and
on Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park
from 6 until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children.
Pictures with Santa Claus will cost $1.

Habitat for Humanity benefit planned
All Stars Restaurant, 3415 U.S. 441 S., will host a fundraiser for
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce and
a garlic knot. Call (863) 357-1371 before Dec. 1 to place your
order or to request an order form to be returned by fax. Orders
can be delivered or picked up, or just come by the restaurant on
Dec 2 and ask for the Habitat Fundraiser Meal.

Church plans annual cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
will be hosting its second annual holiday cookie sale at the
church on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds
from the sale will be used to rebuild church structures that were
damaged by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Ample parking is
available in the back of the church.

Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
Second St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance
Service on Saturday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open house will
be from 6 until 7 p.m., with the Tree of Remembrance Service to
follow at 7 p.m. Complimentary angel ornaments will be placed
on the tree in memory of a loved one. Call (863) 763-2111 to
RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be refreshments and an evening of
uplifting holiday music and candlelight remembrance.

OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their llth annual.
Christmas drive for the underprivileged children and families in
Okeechobee County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a
120-mile motorcycle ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3.
The club is asking businesses, churches and individuals to spon-
sor each participating bike. For information contact Gene Rod-
denberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Slewart at (863) 610-1251 or
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and
crafts bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Break-
fast will be served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy
and biscuits. Tables are available for $10 each. For information,
call Shirley Jarrell at i863. -167-9450.

Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold
their ninth annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3,
beginning at 11:45 a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auc-
tion, door prizes and food for a suggested donation of $8 per per-
son. Seating is limited. For tickets contact Mary Ann Holt (863)
763-5210, Palts Black (863) 467-7068 or Margaret Smith (863)

Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the
Okee-Tanlie Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A
Bassmaster Casting Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m.
until I p.m., with the fishing competition starting at I p.m. If you
have pre-registered you do not have to do so again. If not, all oth-
ers must register on site by 10 a.m. Each child participating will
receive tickets for two soft drinks and two hot dogs. A parent or;
guardian must accompany each child.

VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge \FW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will hold
their annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A dona-
tion of $7 is suggested for dinners that will include ham and
canned yams, green beans, cole slaw and rolls.

Church hosts Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a
Christmas concert featuring the keyboard artistry of Lorne
Matthews on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead
Ridge Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A
pot-luck dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will
begin at 7:30 p.m.

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17,
19, 20, 21. 22, 23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are spon-
sored by the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.



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Auctions 105
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.-Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
SMALL DOG Okeechobee
area (863)763-1997
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333

male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267
YELLOW LAB, Female w/red
collar? Lost in the vic. of Tay-
lor Rental area. Dear pet. $100
Reward. (863)763-0503
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

AFT. 3:30pm
A/C Company
looking for motivated
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391
Experience& references
.required. Palm City, FL.
All County Ambulance
has FT and PT
openings for
EMTs & Paramedics.
Exc. wages, benefits.
Call (772)465-1111
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.

$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.

P/T or F/T position.

Seeking dynamic team
member with a focus on
customer service.
Extensive exp. with VBA,
Crystal Reports, Web
Programming & MS-
SQL. 4 yr. degree & 1 yr.
exp. or 2 yr. degree & 2
yrs. exp. in programming
req'd. Great Plains
Financial & Cogsdale
CSM exp. a plus. $18.50
$29 / DOQ. Exc. bene-
fits. Application deadline
Nov. 22nd. Apply online
at www.fpua.com.
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19

New company in area
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 5/ days &
earn $650- $850 per week.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
E.O.C. Head Start Program
Is accepting applications for
Teachers CDA $9.25 per
hour or AS Degree in Early
Childhood 10.03 per hour,
and Co-Teachers -
CDA $9.25 per hour.
To apply call
(772) 562-4177, M-F, 9-5.
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521

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and will be
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will Deadline on Tuesday,
November 22nd at 3pm.
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will Deadline on Wednesday,
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Journeymen or exp.
Mechanics. Only seri-
ous self motivated
need apply. Must
have good driving
record. Weekly travel
required in FL. Paid
travel time, overtime
per diem. DFWP.
Benefits, 401k, paid
holiday & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum

Meisner Electric is now hir-
ing helpers, electricians,
Foremen, Prol Mgrs for the
Scripps project in WPB. We
offer long-term employment,
top pay, OT, full benefits,
free training classes.
Apply at 220 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach (between At-
lantic Ave & NE 1st St. at
the railroad tracks).

Must have transportation.
Call Mark@ (863)634-3257
Experienced necessary.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.
for Construction Company
located in Okeechobee County.
Must have a working
knowledge of computerized
job costing, reconciliations
and AIA billing. A working
knowledge of Percentage of
Completion accounting
would be a plus. Salary
commensurate w/expedence.
Fax resume to 954-969-4937
or email to bgcpas(aol.com
Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/O Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
W &W Lumber
of Okeechobee

Ful Time 20


Safety Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an outgoing personality
with strong customer service skills.
The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Strong communication / organizational skills
High attention to detail
I Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
Submnj rebsumin to:
e-mail: pLougs r@Q alpoleinc.com I
Ior fax: i8631 763-7874
or apply in person:
WIalpole. Inc.. 269 NW 9' Street
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Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining, and
repairing electrical equipment, motors, motor con-
trol. centers, medium voltage switchgear, PLC's,
and VFD's, integrating changes to existing control
systems, running conduits, and wiring electrical
installations. Experience as an electrician in an in-
dustrial environment, with knowledge of N.E.C.
and the ability to read wiring diagrams is required.
We offer excellent pay and benefits.
Apply to:
Attn: Personnel
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
1500 West Sugar House Road
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-4705
Fax: (561) 996-4760
E-mail: bawoodham@scgc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Train in Florida
-National Certification ar
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Training Services

*Immediate Openings**
Entry Level Manauement
1st, 2nd and 3rd shift
$28k-40K+ bonus!!
5 Day Work Week/
Set Schedules
Full Benefits Package!!
Unlimited Growth Potential
Sales Associate
Starting Pay: $7.50/Hr.
($7.75 after 90 days)
Flexible Schedules
Advancement Opportunities
Other Great Benefits
Management Applicants
Associate Applicants Call:
No Experiencia Necesaria,
nosotros entrenamos, tener
transport, buena paga,
pension, plan medico y

Assistants &
Security Officers
Tuesday, Nov. 22,2005
Florida Civil Commit-
ment Center is seeking
Therapeutic Assistants
and Security Officers.
Experience in correc-
tions or mental health
residential environment
a definite plus. Earn
$13.98 as Security Offi-
cer, to qualify you must
have at least two years
prior experience in law
enforcement, correction-
al or institutional security
position requiring stan-
dard certification. Earn
$12.98 to start as Thera-
peutic Assistant. All po-
sitions are 8-hour shifts.
Located at:
13613 S.E. Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
For more information
call Kathy King
(610)389-2630 or
(800)331-7122. EOE
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call


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for Construction Company located
in Okeechobee County.
Must have a working knowledge of computerized
job costing, reconciliations and AIA billing.
A working knowledge of Percentage of
Completion accounting would be a plus.
Salary commensurate w/experience.

Fax resume to 954-969-4937
or email to bgcpas~aol.com

Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
References required.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.

Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Sales Consultant
Diesel Technician
Apply in Person to:
Okeechobee Motor Co. (Ford)
3175 Hwy. 441 S.

Lykes Bros, Inc., Ranch Division has an
opening for PF to assist in the operation of
approximately eight tractors for the plant-
ing/production of pasture land, fertilization
programs, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior ex-
perience with pasture grasses and a valid
Florida drivers licence. Accepting applica-
tions Monday-Friday 8am-3pm.
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/FD/V A drug Free Workplace

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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

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Employment Opportunities at
Big Lake National Bank:
*Credit Analyst -Loan Processor
Senior Accounting Clerk
SCommercial Loan Officer
*Audit & Compliance Specialist
Banking experience preferred, however, we will
train the right candidate.
Join our team and enjoy an excellent compensation
package including medical, dental, life insurance
and 401K retirement plan. Fax or Email resume to
Theresa Cline at: (863)467-6166



-,'-^ TUTOR (Part/Time)
; l ; Brighton

FL certified for K-12. BS in Education.
Min. 5 yrs. working with children.
High School Math, English, Spanish,
Elementary. Fax resume to:

Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC Must have tools.
Apply at 712 N. Parrott Ave.
No Calls
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee

Exp. a must.
Sign on bonus.
High commissions.
Health benefits
Please fax resume to:


*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
NOW HIRING: Foreman and
Labors for Construction Com-
pany. Must have experience
in Steel building and Ag
Buildings. Pay based on expe-
rience. Benefits available Bilin-
gual a plus Appl pications
accepted @ Morton Ag. Cent.
2930 Hwy 7!0, Okeechobee.
& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332

Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Excellent
pay with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground


H&R Block

The worlds largest
tax preparation company
is now hiring for:
-Seasonal Positions-
Tax Professionals
Office Leaders
Full & Part Time

863-385-1052 or
Call TODAY for an interview

Senior Lab Tech, Dunkelber-
ger Eng., F/T, benefits, excel-
lent pay, Port St. Lucie.
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets

Sr. Eng. Tech, Dunkelbergei
Eng., F/T, benefits, valid Fl.
Drivers Lic., exc. pay, Port
St. Lucie, 772-343-9787.
Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205

Veterinary Pharmaceutical
Larson Dairy seeks appli-
cants for the position of
Veterinary Pharmaceutical
Technician in Okeechobee,
Fl. Oversee the reviews and
internal audits of each barn's
drug inventory record. Re-
quirements include 2 yrs exp
as a bovine vet or bovine
veterinary technician and
working knowledge of veteri-
nary (especially bovine)
pharmacology and drug in-
teractions; working knowl-
edge of veterinary medical
records programs. Fluent in
Spanish. Respond by re-
sume to Human Resources,
Larson Dairy, PO Box 1249,
Okeechobee, FL34973


Waitress and

18 years or older.
Apply in person at

107 NW 6'" Ave.

Okeechobee Correctional
Institution, Okeechobee
Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted medical
services for correctional facili-
ties. We offer competitive
salaries and benefits, and a
truly rewarding environment
that promotes the essence of
caring. Please apply to:
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone 800-903-3616

Okeechobee Correctional
Institution, Okeechobee
Exp. in Medical Records pre.,
but will train.Must be multi tasker,
detail oriented, have excellent organi-
zation skills. Serious inquiries only.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a privately
owned national provider of contracted med-
ical services for correctional facilities. We
offer competitive salaries and benefits, and a
truly rewarding environment that promotes
the essence of caring. Please apply to:
Mlchelle Duran, Records Superuisor
863-462-5559 or863-462-552
Fax: 88-937-4471
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
Ifyou have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Beltter
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out ol your
area, use caution.

E -poyen

stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-5792
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
white, Heavy duty. $200 for.
both or will separate.
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle
more. New, super capacity..A
Must See! $175
(863)357-2891 after 4pm .



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
Lic. #2603

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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials5-40
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 5e0
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical instruments G3O
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies'
Services 070
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
3.5 ton package unit wheat
$1075 (954)309-8659

COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
in fine condition. $125.

DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
'30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095

Kids' Book of Games
A 176-page book has some-
thing to keep every kid enter-
tained. "Picture Puzzles,"
"Word Play," "Games &
Trivia," "Mystery, Logic &
Numbers" and "Big Bad
Toughies" include dozens of
challenging and entertaining
activities for kids in elemen-
tary and middle school.
Kids' Big Book of Games
(No. W22)... $10.95
Also available:
Rainy Days & Saturdays
(No. W8)... $12.95
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w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019

BICYCLES (2) Schwin, 1
mans, 1 ladies, balloon tires,
5 spd, $75 for both.

SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.

PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
sell separately.

(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266

piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-121bs) $5.

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone! $100
for all (863)763-5792
TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts World col-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20

COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
GATEWAY includes desk &
.printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
Epson, w/2 new ink cartridg-
es color & black $150

BEDROOM SET- 5 piece,
dresser w/hutch, bureau,
nightstand, head/foot board
$500 neg (863)824-8703
COUCH Pink, bean shaped
couch, eames styled! Excel-
lent Cond. $225
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
Little Tykes Fire Engine Tod-
dler Bed, w/mattress, exc.
cond., $150. (863)634-9373
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
King size, good cond.,
$100. (863)763-2458
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
iron, self rimming, 32x21,
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
$15 for both (863)763-7613

DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200

Sharpe, asking $50 good
shape (863)357-4831.

BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.

SOFA Large, in good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
TABLE, Small, Drop Leaf w/2
chairs. Oak. Great condition.
Like new. $50 (863)467-7017
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
WORK DESK, $200.
(863)763-8943 ask for Tra-

matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag
$200. or best offer.

12GA.- pump, model 1897,
made in 1910, $500
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072
plated, collectors, 1930s
NYPD issue, excl. cond. $300
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine,
like new w/case and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless,
$1000 (863)697-1443
WINCHESTER- Model 12, 12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
condition $400.

NORDIC TRACK -'ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829

FIREPLACE, Outdoor, Wood
Burning. $50 or best offer.

Jewlr 63
Like new condition. $600
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee

LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
separate (863)357-4831.
LAMPSHADES (3)- nice. $12
for all or will separate.

LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $450 neg 863-63-4-9620
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, nice
cond., barely used, 4 wheel
base basket, $800 or best
offer. (863)801-6149

Awning, new, white, 52x48,
$40. (863)467-1965
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $575 or best offer
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
Power Pole, w/150 amp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373

Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.

Tarpon, fiberglass. $150

CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner Ill, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448. Iv. message.
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033

TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000

stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
separate (863)467-8182.

ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
minum, 250 lb. load rating,
$50. (863)467-5299
NR83A, asking $.150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
GENERATOR, Craftsman,
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.

GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200

TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
$400 (772)216-5092 or

$75 (863)674-0539.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920

Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 955
Poultry./Supplies 860
Flowers 865

jumper $850 or best offer.
HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
$400/neg. (863)634-2139
HORSE- Palomino gelding
O1yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.

LaBelle, new gated over 55
manuf. home park, beautiful
'03, 3/2, many upgrades, Ig.
lot on lake, MUST SEE!
$149,500, after 6pm or
weekends. (863)675-1134
New 4 Bed/2V2 Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 cr garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
OKEE 2br, 1 ba wood frame
in city. $851( Non Negotiable
or (863)467-8038
OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3bl, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701

PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
dog, good home only. $300.
$35 (863)357-3639
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.
ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
male with cage, $25.
(863)673-5038 LaBelle

trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500

per, Murray, MFD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER. Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
good condition. $75.
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
5hp. Good condition
$150/neg. (863)763-3679


Apartments ,05j
Business Places ''1ii
Property ':,15
Townhouses Rent"OU
Farm Property
Rent ,I. 5
House Rent "0
Land Rent -25
Resort Property -
Rent R .5
Roommate ,5,-i
Rooms to Rent 'W5
Storage Space
Rent ^_.u

OKEECHOBEE- 1br furn..
$700/ mo, 1st & Ist plus sec
dep. No pets, Brindaban For-
est, (863)763-7319.

BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dryer,
1st, last & sec. dep, $850 mo.

ed in upscale neighborhood.
Full house privileges. $400
mo., 863-697-9074

LOG HARBOR- On Rim Canal.
Private log cabin with
yearly/seasonal lease.
OKEE- Treasure Island 2br,
2ba, Mod Home $1200. mo.
+ 1st mo. & sec dep. Avail

Real Estate

Business Places
Sale I U.
Properly Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale r15
Farms Sale 102l'
Houses Sale 01i'5
Hunting Property 1):I0
Property Sale i0:.5
Land Sale 1,
Lots Sale 1) J` ,
Open House 10)0'
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1 ,'i60
Real Estate Wanted 10:65
Resort Property -
Sale I130'
Warehouse Space 107
Waterfront Property Il00

FOR SALE (863)983-4436
LIQUOR LICENSE, hard to find
7-C.O.P. license. This li-
cense will convert to a 6-
C.O.P. license. Only $75k
down with owner financing
for balance. Better hurry. Re
Max N.P.B. Larry

OKEE.- Remodeled Ibr,1ba,
1 Story Apt., Bldg. 30, Oak
Lake Apt's. $78,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 40. Oak
Lake Apt's. $88,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313

RANCH 30 acres large oaks,
improved pasture, newer Dbl
wide, stalls, pole barn. Blue
field Rd. $900,000. DuBois,
Rust & Assoc.


ramp, lake access. 3BR, 2BA.
Large family room.
Mint condition. $349,900.
Lawrence Associates
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376

w/2400'plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center Improved pasture &
oak/cabbage hammocks.
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker (239)433-0433

Florida Ranches-Okeechobee
Equestrian Estate
Riding Trails & Fishing Lake
5-20 acre lot
Lake Front Available
WATERFRONT Drastic price
reduction. Taylor Creek. Dock,
City water & sewer. Owner
must sell. Asking $159,900.
Lawrence Associates

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots '005
Mobile Home Parts ?i210
Mobile Homes Rent 201 5
Mobire Homes Sale 202lO

In Quiet 55+ Park. Lawn
maintenance & trash pick up
provided. No outdoor pets.
(863)634-8589/ 467-9535

Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA, $650
mo., 1st, last & sec. req'd.
No exceptions.
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. + 1st, last & Sec
Dep. (863)634-6114

Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+ park, dQqle,,
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEE-2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam orJohn

Recreation !

Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3012i
Jet Skiis 30 5
Marine Accessories 302-
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3130
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3039

GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
GO CART: Yerfdog, 2 seater
w/roll bar. $550 firm.
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
ci3a.sield; and make
your clean up a breeze!

'1985, Self contained, Good
condition. $7000.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Three-Drawer Filing Cabinet
At home or at the office, this three-drawer file cabi-
net will keep any do-it-yourselfer organized.
Attractive as well as functional, the project is made
from oak with brass drawer pulls. The drawers glide
smoothly on drawer guides and hold standard hang-
ing file frames and folders. The file cabinet mea-
sures 44 in. tall by 19 in. wide by 21 in. deep.
3-Drawer File Cabinet plan (No. 727) ... $9.95
Desks Package (No. C77)
Four other projects $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To older, circle itemss, Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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-_' Money Back Guarantee

BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
HOUSEBOAT'02- 33' x12'
Live-aboard/all comforts
With A/C, all appliances
$14,990 772-283-5673
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Merc
Outboard, $250
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
PONTOON BOAT -'92, 18ft,
Sweet Water,for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
w/115 Johnson Outboard
motor, cover included.

SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995
w/awning, queen bed, sleeps
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great
shape w/hitch. $6000. Pis. call
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.

for pontoon boat, complete
like new
$250 863-467-6696
HONDA MOTOR 2001, 0/B, 4
,Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
dition. $3500. (828)524-2619
watts $75. (863)763-7989
Johnson, long shaft, $450

SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
cbhrome. Must s'ee!'Gara'ge
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
Rare. 21K mls., Asking $8,000
Sprts Velhicles/~
AT^s 3035

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ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. Pis. call
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.

The Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 20, 2005 15


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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

Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

I Pubic Noice

Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
$2500. 239-633-4069
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
$2500 (863)763-3406
door, white, new tires, 91K mi,
5spd. Great on gas. $1200
(863)214-1286 after 5pm
TOYOTA MR 2 1988, Red w/
T-Tops. Great motor (redone).
Nice car, good on gas. $2000
best offer. (863)447-6305

Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
$2500 or best offer

V8, A/C, Dependable. $1500
firm. (863)697-1223


( o wonder newspaper
readers hove more funl

fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$275. (863)610-1000
Great for parts. $100.
MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From
Chevy Suburban 1990.
Everything runs good. $900
or will sep. (863)801-3233
TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
tires, $150 for all, in good
shape (863)697-6033
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft., No rust.
$800. (863)801-3233

For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
239-657-4348 Immokalee
$8000 or best offer.

bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
$400. (863)467-2777
CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
cab, runs good $2200 or best
offer (863)763-8261
'86, $4500 or best offer.
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar, bumper, tow
bar, $800 or best offer
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
4 spd, $2500
FORD F250 XLT '01- 4x4,
manual, lots of extras,
$19,500 (561)262-1885.
GMC 1500 -'85, runs good,
body & interior in good
shape, $1500 neg.
(863)634-7098 aft. 5pm
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Diesel, $3500.

GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
fer (863)697-6327

SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
needs finishing. New & refurb.
parts $3500.239-278-0484
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Good condition.
$700 239-657-4348 Immok-
wheels & tires. Good condi-
tion. $1300 or best offer.
$450. (863)675-7275
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.

CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

I Pb ic No ice

NOTICE: Mark Troendle, has filed a Final Plat Application for the Replat of Brent-
wood Estates, with the City of Okeechobee, Florida, on behalf of the property
owner Brentwood Acres, LLC. The PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City
Council on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible, at City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
public s invited and encouraged to attend. For a copy of the agenda contact City
Administration at (863) 763-3372 x212.
The proposed project is a 15 lot Residential Single Family Subdivision approximately
8.857 acres, located in the 1000, 1100, and 1200 Blocks of Southeast 10th
Street. Legal description being: a parcel of land lying in the Southeast 1/4 of Sec-
tion 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and be-
ing more particularly described as follows: Commence at the center of said
Section 22 as marked with 4"x4" concrete monument; thence South 0 degrees
eleven feet twenty-nine inches West, along the East line of said Southeast 1/4 of
Section 22. A distance of 815.25 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the
lands described in O.R. Book 355, Page 459, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and the Point of Beginning; thence South 85 degrees fifty-one
feet forty-six inches East along said South line, a distance of 288.81 feet, to the
Southeast corner of said lands; thence North 4 degrees 829 inches East, along
the East line of said lands described in O.R. Book 355, page 459, a distance of
172.15 feet, to the intersection with the North line of the South 1/2 of the North-
west 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 22; thence South 89 degrees 10
feet 34 inches East, along said North line a distance of 1042.87 feet, to the inter-
section with the East line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Sec-
tion 22; thence South 0 degrees 40 feet 4 inches West, along said East line, a
distance of 330.10 feet, to the intersection with the South line of said South 1/2 of
the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, of said Section 22; thence North 89 de-
grees 10 feet 12 inches West, along said South line, a distance of 1339.83 feet,
to the intersection with said East line of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 22; thence
North'0 degrees 11 feet, 29 inches East, a distance of 174.80 feet, to the point of
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal isto be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records ol
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate ir
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, cal
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TY).
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
97870 ON 11/20,30/05

Community Events

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Sacred Heart Church hosting festival
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will celebrate the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 11. The outdoor pro-
cession will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45 p.m. mass.
There will be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with ethnic food,
entertainment and games for children. Parking and admission are free.
The event is open to the public. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host the
musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas Change of
Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and on
Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served following the Sun-
day night performance for a donation of $6. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-4127.

Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be pre-
senting the play 'A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first per-
formance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will begin at
7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the Grace Chris-
tian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students from the third
through 12th grades.

Alumni soccer game slated
An alumni soccer game and barbeque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School soccer player Yolanda Torres will be
held Dec. 17 at Brahmans Stadium on the OHS campus. All OHS soc-
cer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a game. Dinner
tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolanda Torres memo-
rial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team. Please RSVP by
Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

Lighted Boat Parade is planned
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then continue to the VFW and Butch's
Fish Camp. This year Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in joining the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782; or, Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and'Order Awards Night on Dec. 17: Social hour will start at 6 p.m.
and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person and are
available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom Elmore at (863)
763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.

Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live animals,
booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there. For information,
call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

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Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and northeast
sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast section of
the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of the city.

OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact
the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.


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Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.

Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-
5725. For monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake
Missions Outreach.

VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots in
their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9 until 11
a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no
charge for Medicare patients. For those who do not have Medicare, the
charge will be $30.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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


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