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Vol. 96 No. 349

At a Glance

Holiday decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why
not let everyone in the com-
munity enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863)
763-3134 and ask for Dee or
Eric, then give us your
address and we'll publish it
so that everyone can drive by
and see your display. -
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
313 S.W, 67th Drive
14 75 S.E. 2 1 st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
o 4 Hunter Road in Buck-
head Ridge
o 2350 S.E. 20th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
o 4055 S.E. 24th Rd. in
Vantage Oak Trailer Park
o 1065 S.E. 2 1 st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
312 S.E. 8th Dr.,
310 S.E. 8th Dr.
2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
2228 S.E. 38th Trail in
Taylor Creek Isles
o 211 24th St. in Buck-
head Ridge
o All of Kissimmee River
o2 801 S.E. 18th Court
o 'Real Life Children's
Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E.
o 5270 N.W. 30th St.
(Mitchell Road)
e Palm Village Ranch,
entrance is on 44th Blvd.
o All of S.W. Second
4600-S.E. 27th Street
501 S.E. Eighth St.
4411 S.W, 13th Ave. in
Palm Village
o 1711 S.W. 35th Drive
o 2531 S.E. 3rd St. in Tay-


Bush discusses,,
energy concerns
Florida must stop relying so
heavily on costly natural gas
for generating its electricity,
Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednes-
day at a meeting to discuss the
,late '-eriergN future
Busri noted il-iat Florida
iclokedgood se% era! ears ago
%%;ht--n it srofted rnuch of its
tleciiicitN production to.natu-
ial gas I iomoil and c6al,'but
1710t% is dealing with huge
spikes In its price.
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Drought Index'
Current: 220
Source: Florida DKision
of 176restr-N,
LocW Bum Ban: None

Lake levels

16,27 feet

Lake level
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none of them possessed experi-
encein managing an organiza-
tion with the number of person-
nel and the budget of OUA.
Some of those who applied
had asked that their present
employers not be contacted.
Therefore, their names will, not
be released.
Of those who applied, only
one was local. While this per-
son has an excellent education,
Mr. Irby said the applicant had
no experience in public rela-
tions or in dealing with a utility.

It was Mr. Irby's suggestion
that the committee advertise
once more and if no qualified
applications were received to
consider a recruiting agency.
The consensus of the board was
to readvertise in hopes of receiv-
ing more qualified applicants.
In an unrelated matter, Mr.
Larson told the board that his
firm had sent out 20 requests for
plant capacity to developers,
bankers and others to try to sub-

See OUA Page 2

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Members of the board of
directors of Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) discovered at
their monthly meeting Tuesday
morning that no acceptable
candidates have applied to fill
the seat vacated by former exec-
utive director L. C. Fortner.
Mr. Fortner tendered, his res-
ignation on Aug. 9, and it
became effective Nov. 18.
The board also heard a pres-

entation from Jeff Larson of
Kirkpatrick Pettis, OUXs finan-
cial consultant, and tabled two
developer's agreements for fur-
ther modification'.
At their November meeting,
the board appointed a commit-
tee consisting of alternate board
member Frank Irby, local busi-
nessman Keith Walpole, and
Rim Bishop, executive director
of Seacoast Utility Authority to
review applicants for executive
Mr. Irby told the board that

I I applications had been
reviewed. The committee mem-
bers discussed these applica-
tions. Mr. Irby said that Mr. Bish-
op's advice was very valuable
because of his utility experi-
ence. The committee also asked
the advice of board members
Elder Summer and George
It was the opinion of all con-
cerned that although the appli-
cants possessed many
admirable technical skills and
possessed technical experience,

_Bv Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local six-member jury
agreed to award the estate of a
deceased contractor $1.75 mil-
lion in a medical malpractice
suit against a local medical
group. and a doctor who
worked for the group.
That Dec. 7 award was
reduced to $875,000.
The medical, malpractice
Suit was.filed againsi the Gate-
way Medical group and Nw-
geon Richard A James by
Michael McCann, the father of

the late Gregory McCann. The
suit was filed by Mr. McCann
on behalf of his two grand-
daughters, who are ages 4 and
According to Mr. McCann's
attorney, William A. Norton,
the court reduced the jury's
award because it was felt there
was a degree of negligence on
the part of Gregory McCann.
"The court ruled my client
was negligent for failure to
keep, a Jollo%%-up appoint-
ment," said Mr. Norton. "We

See Award Page 2

ui4.eecnooee 1qe*S.AUOreV blaCKVVC-11
Frank "Sonny" Williamson stands near a citrus tree on his property north of Okep-
chobee, where he has cattle and citrus operations. He received the Award of Distinction
from the University of Florida's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Alumni and
Friends organization, in November. The award honored his contributions to UF and the
agricultural and natural resource industries.

UY honors Frank "Sonny" Williamson

By Audrey Blackwefl
Okeechobee News
Xisiting %%ith Frank "Sonny"
Willi=son offers one both a
lesson in history'arida vision for
the future.
I His cattle company on U.&:'
441 North, where he raises
Brangus cattle exclusively, and
his citrus groves share 8,000
acres of land in an area of the
ccpuntv thatv%,as once part of the
Dixie attlemen!s Association.
I He partnered with- his father,
after graduating With a bache-
lor's degree in agriculture from
the University of Florida's (UF)
College of Agricultural and Life
,Sciences (CALS) in 1950. Over
the years the %Villiamson Cattle
Compaw has growninto a
large familN- business and has
diversified into catfish and cal-
tle-raising in Greensboro, Ala.
See Honor Page 2

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After nearly 45 minutes of
discussion by all involved par-
ties, the Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board made a
decision to reduce a fine from
$2,125 to $500. for Shannon
The motion to reduce the
fine, was carried by a 4-2 vote
with two alternate board
members Heather Han-

cock and Penny Revels vot-
ing against the reduction.
Board members Jamie
Gamiotea, Frank Irby, Bea
Castorina and Chairman Mack
Worley voted for the reduc-
The involved property is
located at 703 S. Parrott Ave.
and is owned by Ms. Martin
and three of her siblings. She
was first notified in May by
See Fine Page 2

prandus bulls -rest comfortably in pastureland at the
Williamson Cattle Company just north of Okeechobee. On
ths'pastoral, homestead, cattle-share 8,000 acres with cit-
rus grovesmighty oaks, and elegant cabbage palm trees
that dot the landscape. The cattle are separated from the
citrus groves on this mixed-aland use property, but have
range privileges.


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Thursday, December 15 t 2005

unt for OUA exec continues

Local rancher recognized

Jury issues


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Little angel
This little angel is surrounded by farm animals during the
Christmas parade Saturday.

2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 15, 2005

News Briefs Honor

Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 10-19
are needed as apprentices to
paint Okeechobee Main Street's
first mural project.
This competition is dedicated
to promote the involvement of
young Okeechobee artists in visu-
al arts, as well as learning and par-
ticipating in the process of paint-
ing a large mural under the
direction of professional artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and will
end on Jan. 6, 2006. An entry and
artists' consent form is required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual arts
chairperson, at (863) 467-7300; or
stop by the Okeechobee Main
Street's office at 111 N.E. Second St.
for an entry form, consent form,
rules and art submission format.
Information is also online at

Foley's aide
here on Dec. 15
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in
Okeechobee County on Thurs-
day, Dec. 15, in room 106 of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W Second St., from 8:30
until 10:30 a.m.
Ms. Decker can also be
reached during these hours by
calling (863) 763-6441.
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 hur-
ricanes 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 house-
hold $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100;
four persons $34,550; five per-
sons $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.

Lipizzaner Stallions
will be here Jan. 13
Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will
appear at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E., on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at Eli's
Western Wear, 907 W.N. Park St.,
in Okeechobee. Tickets can also
be ordered by calling 800-882-
8258 for Charge-by-Phone; or,
ordered at www.TICKETS.com.
Adult tickets are $20.50; sen-
iors aged 60 and over are $18.50;
children aged 1-12 are $18.50;
and, children under 1 will be
admitted free. Ticket prices also
include parking. Groups of 15 or
more will receive a $5 discount on
the adult price.
For information, call (863) 763-
Circus coming
to Okeechobee
Brothers Circus will be appearing
under the big top at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., Saturday and Sun-
day, Feb. 4 and 5.
Saturday shows will begin at 3
and 5:30 p.m. Sunday shows will
be at 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Eli's Western
Wear, 907 W.N. Park St., in Okee-
chobee. Groups of 15 or more
that want tickets should contact
the Agri-Civic Center office at
(863) 763-1666 to place an order.

For information, call (863) 763-

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
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Continued From Page 1
Mr. Williamson recently
received the Award of Distinction
from the Alumni and Friends
organization affiliated with CALS.
When explaining why he
thought he had been named for
the award, he specifically men-
tioned work he had been doing
with UF/Indian River Research
and Education Center (IRREC) of
Fort Pierce, which is part of
UF/Institute of Food & Agricultur-
al Science (UF/IFAS) on citrus
research. He also promoted aqua-
culture research on raising
marine shrimp in freshwater at
Dedication to one's career,
building for the future, steward-
ship, and service to others are
leadership qualities that can put a
person in line for such awards.
Mr. Williamson was selected out
of a field of 10 nominees for the
Emily Sperling, executive
director of UF/CALS, Alumni and
Friends organization said Mr.
Williamson was an outstanding
"He stood out as an ambassa-
dor for the industry. Sonny cares a
great deal about his cattle ranch-
ing and farming organization and
works with other organizations,"
she said.
She added that he dedicates
himself to improve the lives of
migrant farm workers.
"He has worked with Okee-
chobee Nonprofit, Inc. for 20
years and has served as president.
The organization's mission is to
provide education, counseling
and low-cost housing to migrant
farm workers," she said.
IRREC assistant professor Fer-
dinand Wirth, Ph.D., and media
coordinator Robin Koestoyo
nominated Mr. Williamson for the
Dr. Wirth cited Mr.
Williamson's leadership in sup-
porting UF's agricultural research
"For example, one visible
manifestation of Sonny's leader-
ship is the UF/IFAS Aquaculture
Demonstration Project at the
UF/IFAS Indian River Research
and Education Center in Fort
Pierce," he said.
"I really admire him," Ms.


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argued that he was so sick he
could not keep the appoint-
According to a release from
the law firm for which Mr. Norton
works, Gregory McCann, then 39,
fell down some concrete stairs in
the home he was building on
Sept. 11, 1998. He broke six ribs
in the fall. He was then taken to
Raulerson Hospital where he was
treated by Dr. James.
Gregory was discharged from
the hospital on Sept. 14 and,
according to the release, his pain
was not being controlled by med-
ication. He also had difficulty
breathing, continued the release.
The release states that Grego-
ry and his father called the Gate-
way Medical Group several times
on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 to com-
plain about the pain Gregory was
suffering and that he was still hav-
ing breathing difficulty.
On. Sept. 22, Gregory had a

Koestoyo said. "Not only is he a
distinguished alumni member, he
is a distinguished member of the
human race," she said.
Ms. Koestoyo described him as
a hard worker with a lot of tenaci-
ty and humility. "He has the ability
to get agreement from a diverse
audience and exudes positive
energy. He has been a positive
influence in my life," she said.
He was instrumental in Lake
Okeechobee's agro-ecology
movement, according to Ms.
Koestoyo, long before the best
practices movement and before
the Environmental Protection
Agency imposed agricultural land
emissions regulations on the
region. He was instrumental in
helping reduce the amount of
phosphorus going into the lake
from cattle ranching and agricul-
tural runoff. She said he is the
state's, and perhaps the nation's,
premier agro-ecologist.
"For the last 25 years, Sonny
has become increasingly commit-
ted to the land on which he and
others produce food," she said.
Today, Mr. Williamson is lead-
ing research efforts at UF/IFAS
IRREC's Aquaculture Demonstra-
tion Project.
"Demonstrating his commit-
ment, he donated $50,000 and
chaired the committee that initiat-
ed the project," Ms. Koestoyo
Calvin Arnold, director of the
U.S. Department Horticulture
Laboratory in Fort Pierce was
quoted by Ms. Koestoyo as having
said, "There is no question that
Sonny single-handedly brought
that project to fruition."
Mr. Williamson's credits
include membership in the Flori-
da Agricultural Hall of Fame and
recognition for his achievements
by the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
Gamma Sigma Delta, the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association, and
the Florida Association of County
Agricultural Agents.
Ms. Koestoyo summed up Mr.
Williamson's past contributions
and reflect a promise for the
"Frank 'Sonny' Williamson, Jr.
has made an indelible mark upon
Florida agriculture. His contribu-
tions will promote the industry
and protect the environment for
possibly centuries," she said.

follow-up visit with Dr. James.
The doctor allegedly noted that
his patient was suffering from
rapid shallow breathing and was
still in severe pain. The suit
alleges that Dr. James did not
take Gregory's vital signs, failed
to get a chest X-ray and told his
patient that his condition was to
be expected. The doctor did give
him a prescription for pain killers.
On Sept: 30, Michael McCann
found his son dead.
According to the release, an
autopsy found that Gregory had
approximately 15 ounces of
infected pus within the lining on
his lung.
"He died of septicemia as a
result of the infection," said Mr.
Norton, in a phone interview
Phone calls seeking comment
from attorney Bonnie Eyler were
not returned. Ms. Eyler was the
attorney for the Gateway Medical
Group and Dr. James.
The Gateway group had no
comment on the lawsuit or ver-

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stantiate the wastewater treat-
ment capacity that OUA will
require. The proposed timetable
calls for the responses to be due
on Feb. 17, 2006. Based on those
responses a recommendations
will be made as to the size of the
proposed wastewater expan-
sion; estimates will be made of
projected capacity charges to be
received upfront; and, a projec-
tion will be made of capacity
charges to be received in install-
The proposed timetable calls
for an April 19, 2006, closing
date for a bridge loan to start
construction until other financ-
ing can be arranged. Construc-
tion is estimated to begin June
15, 2006, with completion on
June 30, 2008.
Mr. Long. cautioned that
much of the timetable is subject
to change. He said it scared him
to talk about bridge loans with-
out taking into consideration
grant money.
It was noted that any grant
money from the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) would have to be
used on expanding, the sewer
system in Treasure Island.
Peter Radke appeared before
the board representing the
developer New Okeechobee LLC
that is requesting a developers
agreement to guarantee water
and sewer capacity for a pro-
posed 300 apartment complex


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registered letter that her property
was out of compliance with
Chapter 30, Sec. 30-44 of the
city's code related to general
cleaning and beautification stan-
Code Enforcement Officer
Fred Sterling said he checked out
the property through the month
of June and early July, and noth-
ing had been done. At their July
12 meeting, the board voted to
impose a $25-per-day fine that
would start 14 days from the
time of her receiving a new
notice, and the fine began accru-
ing in August.
The property came into com-
pliance Nov. 7.
Ms. Martin and her sister
Brook said they did not think
there was full communication
from the code officers about
what needed to be done to bring
the property into compliance.
She said they were not told
exactly what beautification
meant. In addition, the sisters
said that some phone calls were
made by Mr. Sterling to Brian
Martin and he was not a property
The board voted to reduce
the fine.
"Our only .purpose is to see
that the properties are cleaned
up and kept neat. Vegetation
needs to be trimmed and
cleaned up," Mr. Worley told Ms.
Martin, explaining some of what
beautification means.
Mr. Sterling later said that the
board will sometimes reduce a
fine if there is a legitimate reason
to do so.
"The main thing is voluntary

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on S.W 16th Avenue. The board
spent some time discussing the
proposed developer's agree-
The consensus of the board
was that three major additions
should be made to the agree-
menr. The board thought there
should be an amendment stating
that capacity would be guaran-
teed on a certain date. If the
developer was not using the
entire capacity by that date, he
would pay the base monthly rate
for any capacity not being used
at that time.
The board also stipulated that
all applicable permit applica-
tions should be submitted within
six months of signing. The third
stipulation was that the proper
zoning had to be approved.
The board voted to table the
agreement until next month to
include those amendments.
The board was also sched-
uled to consider a developer's
agreement for Oaks at Shan-
non's Crossing, a low income
apartment complex proposed
for U.S. 441 S.E. The board
tabled that agreement to allow
for the requested amendments.
The board discussed appoint-
ment of a trustee to the pension
board. There was some dis-
agreement as to whether the
length of the term was two years
or.four. Interim Eyecutihe Direc-
tor J6hn Hay ford agreed to
check on the length of the term.
Mr. Hayford told the board
that staff was evaluating deposit
rates to see how they relate to
current bulling rates. He also
related some good news in the

compliance. The fine is a tool of
last resort to get people to com-
ply," he said.
Ms. Castorina later said she
voted for the reduction to clear
the case off the books and she
thought there was some prob-
lem with the connections
between the property owner
and the enforcement office.
"Mr. Sterling talked to Brian
sometimes and he is not a prop-
erty owner. We could have been
more specific on what is expect-
ed. They were not sure what all
they needed to do. I gave the
benefit of the doubt to get it
cleared off the books," she said.
In other action, Jerry Kemp
was found to be in compliance
with his property at 800 S.W.
Second Ave. His case involved a
camper top in the yard that had
been picked up. The item was
tabled at the last code board

fact that application for expan-
sion of the wastewater treatment
plant to 4 million gallons a day
has been submitted to the Flori-
da Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP). However, he
noted that the review process
would take several months.
In other action, the board:
agreed to advertise for bids
to repair cracks in the roof of a
concrete water storage tank;
tabled for cost analysis a
proposal from Oasis Village for
OUA to take over their private
water system;
approved the finance
report for the period ending Nov.
approved a submission
from the engineering firm of
Metzger & Wiilard for submittal
of the annual agricultural use
plan for the Cemetery Road
wastewater treatment plant;
approved an engineering
services agreement with Metzger
& Willard to be included in the
application to the rural utility
service for financial assistance
for expansion f the wastewater
treatment plant;
discussed the possibility of
the Indiantown power plant
using treated effluent for the
expanded wastewater treatment
plant for cooling purposes; and,
was'presented an itemized
list of hurricane damage to OUA
facilities for which insurance
and Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) settle-
ments are pending.

The board voted to begin
imposing a fine of $25 a day
beginning 14 days from the
meeting for Joe Louis Lawson.
He has disabled vehicles and
needs to perform general clean-
ing of property at 913 N.W. 10th
St., according to Mr. Sterling.
Mr. Lawson also was cited in
another case for property that
requires general cleaning in the
700 block of Northeast Third
Street. The board tabled the item
until board members get a
chance to look at the property
and investigate it further.
The board tabled a case on
property at 201 N.E. 11th St. that
is in the name of Betty Jane
Thompson. Ms. Thompson is
deceased and a son-in-law is try-
ing to clean up the property and
take care of some disabled vehi-
cles there. The board will take
up the case at their next meeting
in January.

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 15, 2005 ;

Grace Christian School presents... "A Holiday Carol"

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the
Grace Christian School Drama
Program will present its original
production of A Holiday Carol.
The theme of the production is
the current trend of secularism
that has attacked the American
culture. The plays author, Steven
A. Guglich was inspired to write A
Holiday Carol last Christmas. "I
was reading several newspaper
articles about certain towns
throughout the U.S. where local
governments were banning
Christmas decorations and
schools were not allowed to have
Christmas parties," said Mr.
Guglich. "I wanted to write a play
that attacks secularism and as I
thought about it more, I got the
idea to write a twist on Charles
Dickens' A Christmas Carol with
Scrooge playing the part of a prin-
cipal who banned Christmas cele-
bration in his school. Originally it
was going to be children who
were going to visit Scrooge and

help to change his mind, but as I
began to write, God revealed to
me the story He wanted to tell. As
I was typing it I totally felt it was
God who was writing the story,
and not me. As I sat at the key-
board, God took over and it just
poured out of me. After only a
month A Holiday Carol was ready
to be cast."
However, casting for A Holiday
Carol would prove to be difficult.
"Scrooge was originally supposed
to be a man," said Mr. Guglich,
"but there were no male students
willing to play such a complex
role. So the entire play had to be
modified and Scrooge became a
female. I offered the part of
Scrooge to Ashley Hickox, who
was originally going to be
Cratchit. She took on the role,
however with some reluctance,
fearing she was not talented
enough to play the part. But, I
encouraged her, knowing that she
would do a great job." The other

role that had to be recast was the
tender-hearted teacher, Mrs.
Bobbi Cratchit. Mr. Guglich
offered that role to 11th grader,
Katie Clay who he says, "has
shown much promise in the GCS
Drama program this year." Ms.
Clay graciously accepted, excited
about playing her first lead role.
All the other parts had already
been cast before script change.
Alex Heatley will be reprising her
role as Abby Porter from last
year's Easter production, Amaz-
ing Love: Not Your Mother's East-
er Pageant. Morgan Mayes will
also be reprising her role as Car-
dus, the angel, from Amazing
Love. The rest of the cast is filled
out by John Gomez, Taylor Jones,
Harry Dennis, Kayla Hewitt,
Trevor Keezer, Sheldon Wood-
ham, Avery Fulwider, Sebastian
Kelley, Kaylee Davis, Brittany
Nemitz,.Paige McCrary, Hannah
White, Dustin Herrin, Brooke
McCrary, Hunter Boschell,

Heather Lanning, Michael Mayer,
Johnny Ramos, Jakob Nelson,
and Dave Ogden. Crew members
include: sound technician, Justin
Nelson; and stage manager, Wes-
ley Nemitz with Angel Conlon as
assistant director.
A Holiday Carol tells the tale
of a miserly and self-centered
Eleanor Scrooge who is deter-
mined to end everything Christ-
mas. However Bobbi Cratchit,
the kind-hearted teacher at
Compton Elementary School
and her students have not given
up hope just yet. Through the
power of prayer and the grace of
God, Eleanor Scrooge has an
unforgettable experience that
knocks the humbug right out of
Showtime's are at 8 a.m. and,
7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 in the
Grace Christian School Chapel.
For further information, please
call (863) 763-3072.

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Grace Christian School gives an old.classic a twist with Ash-
ley Hickox, as Eleanor Scrooge. She warns Bobbi Cratchit,
played by Katie Clay, to cease production of Compton Ele-
mentary School's Annual Christmas Production.

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Arrest Log

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(D O C ). .
39th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 1 on Okeechobee
County warrants charging her with
burglary of a conveyance and third-
degree grand theft. Her bond was
set at $7,500.
Henry Allen Cooksey, 32, N.E.
11th St., was arrested Dec. 9 by
Deputy Donald Ellis on charges of
aggravated assault with a firearm
and carrying a concealed weapon.
His bond was to be set.
Patricia Rodriguez, 36, N.W
186th, Hialeah, was arrested Dec. 9
by Deputy Sergeant Arlene Durbin
on a warrant charging her with vio-
lation of probation uttering a
forged instrument. She is being
Heriberto Irizarry, 45, S.E. 28th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec.
9 by Deputy Morrison on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $750.
Jesus Suazo Peralta, 27, High-
way 121, Farmville, N.C., was
arrested Dec. 10 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
James Michael Huggins, Jr.,
19, Osprey Cove Drive, Lorida, was
arrested Dec. 10 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on charges of felony battery,
aggravated assault with a firearm
and possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon. He is being held
without bond.
Abelino Alfonso Martinez, 27,
N.W. 39th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested by Deputy William Suggs
on a felony charge of burglary of an
occupied dwelling and a misde-
meanor charge of battery (domes-
tic battery). His bond wvas to be set.
e Terrell Lee Lewis, 42, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Dec. 12 by
the OCPD on charges of grand theft
auto, defrauding a pawnbroker and
grand theft (over $300, less than
5,000). His bondwas to be set.
Sharlonna Deah Caldwell, 31,
Yulee, was arrested Dec. 12 by
Deputy Sam Thomas on a warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation scheme to defraud. She is
being held without bond. ,
Wendell Campbell, 28, N.E.
14th St.,'Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 12 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on a felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His bond was set at
Michael Hamblin, 31, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 12 by Deputy Raul Marrero on
a felonycharge of battery on a preg-
nant woman and a misdemeanor
charge of battery (domestic). His
total bond was set at $20,000.
Tommy Ray Franklin, 31, N.W.
36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 13 by Deputy Paul Jackson on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with criminal mis-

Submitted to Okeechobee News/South Elementary
South's Terrific Kids
South Elementary School is proud to announce the Kiwanis Club'Terrific Kids for the week of
Dec. 5. Kiwanis Club member, Paul Mitchell was present at the ceremony to present the awards
to the following students: Rick Willett, Nathan Allen, Richard Brooker, Alexis Alicea, Bailey Shur-
ley, Chandler Pearce, Stephanie Thompson, Joseph Jose, Angela Langdale, Maribell Garcia,
Luis Leon, Colton Smith, Jarret Rodriguez, Blaine Fulwider, Sam Henkel, Charles Yager, Jessica
Bylsma, Trey Phillips, Jerry McKee, Tyler Osceola, Nanette Cardenas, Parker Thomas, Stormy
Stokes, Kodie Roberts, Drake Clay, Michael Russell, Bethani Register, Won Williams, Estrella
Hernandez, Brandon Parramore, Maribel Hernandez, Kara Wilson, and Daniella Albarran.

chief under $200 and burglary of a
dwelling/structure with assault/bat-
tery. His total bond was set at
Freddie J. Jarvis, 40, N.E., Sev-
enth St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 13 by Deputy Paul Jackson on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the sale or deliv-
ery of a controlled substance. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Justin Allen Hoover, 22, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Dec. 13 by
Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with criminal mischief under
$200 and burglary of a
dwelling/structure with assault/bat-
tery. His total bond was set at
Thomas Lee Watford, 56, S.E.
Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested by Deputy Paul Jackson on
a warrant charging him, with driv-
ing while license suspended -
habitual offender. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Troy Lamar Booker, 26, N.W
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 13 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a St. Lucie County warrant
charging him with driving while
license suspended habitual
offender. His bond was set at

Craig Albert Waldron, S.W.
11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec, 13 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on
felony charges of fleeing or
attempting to elude a law enforce-
ment officer, aggravated assault on
a law enforcement officer and a
misdemeanor charge of criminal
. mischief. His total bond was set at
Josias Carranza-Vega, 19,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13
by OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman
on a charge of lewd aqd lascivious
battery on a child 12 years of age.
His bond was set at $50,000.
John Purvis Ellerbee,, 32,
N.W Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 13 by Detective Ted
Van Deman on charges of lewd and
lascivious molestation and lewd
and lascivious conduct (solicita-
tion). His total bond was set at
Karla J. Hilderbrand, 38, S.E.
16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 14 by the OCSO on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with unemployment
compensation fraud. She was
released on her own recognizance.

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convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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The Cookie Dough Fundraiser
delivery was on Dec. 14, after 2
p.m. Please make sure to pick up
your Cookie Dough that day. A big
thank you to all the students who
worked so hard with the fundrais-
The last day of. school before
the Christmas break is Friday, Dec.
16 and the students will return on
Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Kindergarten News:
Miss Hudson's and Mrs. Rauler-
son's class is in the midst of making
Christmas decorations and gifts.
They are working on the letter L
and counting numbers to 30.
Miss Saine's class is busy mak-
ing Christmas ornaments and
crafts. Later on this week the class
will be taste-testing different ice
cream flavors and graphing their
favorite flavor.
In Mrs. Pope's class we are
preparing for the Christmas holiday
by singing and making crafts with
our wonderful volunteers, Ms.
Atherton and Mrs. Irwin. We are
working on learning numbers to
20 also.

Mrs. Gubler's class is busy
preparing for the holidays, by mak-
ing ornaments & crafts. We are
also working on numbers 1-20 and
letters L and H.
Mrs. Quann and Miss Addie's
class has been busy making Christ-
mas decorations and gifts. We, are
working on the letter L and count-
ing numbers to 30.
Mrs. Gable's class is making a
book about our favorite colors of
Ms. Harvey's reading group is
working on the letter "il." We will
be making and eating "Ichobod
Inchworms." My reading group is
making wonderful progress keep
up the good work. My homeroom
is working on Christmas stockings
and ornaments, and counting
numbers to 30. We are looking for-
ward to our Christmas break.
Miss Johnson's class is working
on the letter "il." We will be mak-
ing and eating "Ichobod Inch-
worms; with Miss Harvey's class.
My homeroom is busy making
Christmas crafts. We are also work-
ing on numbers 1 30.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
OHS cheerleaders
Okeechobee High School cheerleaders cheer on the
crowd in holiday greetings during the Christmas parade
Saturday, Dec. 10.

Under the direction of Sandy Perry

Will present its 7th Annual


.J.. 7Thrill of _tlope, with .7tandel's Z.lalldiiah i!

Chorus & Other Seasonal favorites

at the First United Methodist Church, 200 NW 2"" Street


Prelude features a Marimba Ensemble, Piano-Organ Duet & a Pipe-Organ Solo.

Church of Our Saviour, First Baptist, Fountain of Life, First United Methodist, Northside
Baptist, Oakview Baptist, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Parrott Avenue Christian, Peace
Lutheran, Sacred Heart, Seventh Day Adventist, St. Theresa of the Child and The Gathering

Tommy Markham, Doug McCoy, Pastor Emil Moldrik and John Sufficool
Betsy Cheney, Paula Daniel, Debbi Johnson, Linda Mazzola, Doug & Pat McCoy, Ruth
Moldrik, John & Chris Sufficool, Steve Walker, Kathryn Wilkinson and Victoria Williams

Michael Hayes, Accompanist Nicole Wood, Narrator Sheila Brown, Sound

For additional information call 634-7714.

4 OPINION The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 15, 2005

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GOOD LUCK: Have you ever called the school board with a question
or concern? Well, I did and I was ignored and lied to. I say we give them a
pay cut and give the raise back to our kids. How many times does your
child come home with junk for you to solicit to friends, family and co-
workers so that the school can buy things they need? To the mother that
addressed the school board regarding attire, the answer you received at
the meeting is the only response you will get because they will keep
stalling you until you give up. But, good luck anyway.

CARS: Some of the entries in the Christmas Parade were very nice and
had a holiday theme to them and were very attractive, but what was with
the noisy cars that kept squealing their tires and just seemed to be mak-
ing noise? Also,what was with the bicycles and motorcycles? None of
them had a holiday theme to them whatsoever. If people are going to put
something in a Christmas parade it would make sense for it to have a hol-
iday theme. Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear to everyone.

LET'S GET ALONG: I would just like to comment about the people
calling in about the Christmas parade. There was a very nice parade this
year and I think that everyone in Okeechobee had their likes and dislikes.
No one is ever going to be happy about how things are done because we
all are different. I understand that it is a lighted parade but that doesn't
mean that you have to single out one group of people. I didn't see any
lights on the motorcycles and they were also burning out. Yet, no one
complains about them. I think the people in Okeechobee need to realize
that this town is full of different people and their cultures. Everyone has to
learn to accept that. It's the year 2005, can't we all just get along?

PARADE: The Okeechobee lighted Christmas parade was beautiful. I
loved all the colorful parade entries. The only sour spot was all those vehi-
cles that had no decorations at all not a single holiday light or ribbon to
be seen. If you want to enter the Christmas parade, you are supposed to
decorate your entry. Just driving a car down the street is not a parade
entry. Next year, the parade organizers should police this better. If they
don't have decorations, they should not be allowed in the parade. Let
them drive down the street when the parade is over with the rest of the
undecorated cars.

DECORATIONS: The Christmas parade was the first time I have ever
saw the cars that bounce round. They were entertaining. But I think they
should be decorated to some extent to at least go with the holiday theme,
otherwise save it for the Speckled Perch parade.

IMPACT FEES: I am a homeowner, and yes impact fees are needed to
help with the demands on the community. However, the buyers pay that
fee, not the developer.

ECONOMY: The snowbirds seem to think they are the only ones in
town because the places they go are frequented by other snowbirds and
because during the season, most of the locals avoid the crowded places
frequented by the snowbirds. They only see other snowbirds, so they
think no one else shops. My favorite restaurant is very busy year 'round. It
is popular with the locals. The stores I shop in, I rarely see any snowbirds
because I don't shop in the places that cater to them during the winter
season and I avoid the big superstores at all costs. If the snowbirds flew
away, the places that cater to them would be in trouble, but the commu-
nity would survive and keep on growing. The extra income from the
snowbirds help, but our economy does not depend on the winter resi-
dents. Most of the economy, as others have stated, is based on the beef
and dairy industries. And, more and more, people are building homes in
Okeechobee and commuting to the coast to work This is not a retire-
ment community. It is a growing community of \\ working fblks. How ever,.
we do welcome the snowbirds and all visitors as long as they remember
to bring their manners with them. Please don't start lecturing about how
you do things up north. Take the time to find out how we do things in
South Florida.

NEW RESIDENTS: So how are y'all gonna handle it when all the coast
people decide Okeechobee is the new place to move to, like they did to
Port St. Lucie? They are already coming.

. DEAD COW: In Florida, we don't bury things the way they do up
north. If you dig a hole too deep, you might hit water. The person who
complained about the dead cow said it was near Buckhead Ridge, which
is right on the lake. That is a pretty low area. It is probably best to let the
scavengers eat the dead cow. The vultures will pick it clean. The coyotes
will carry off the bones. Nature will take care of the problem. If you love
animals, why deny these wild animals a meal? The cow is iri no pain. It's
dead. Instead of wasting that food, why not let the wild animals have it?
It's what nature intends them to do. Things die, and the scavengers clean
it up.

FORGET THE COW: Forget,the dead cow there's a dead skunk
somewhere on State Road 70 and it is stinking to high, high .heaven.
Please, someone from animal control, do something about it.

GROWTH: Okeechobee residents need to wake up and insist that our
county officials do something to manage the explosion of growth in this
county. We need stricter codes and stricter enforcement. We need better
planning. And, we need impact fees so that growth can help'pay for itself.
Every time they put in a new subdivision it adds traffic on our roads. Our
infrastructure is already over burdened. Impact fees are needed to build
new roads, widen existing roads and help pay for things like new
schools. The increase in population should not mean those already here
have to live with reduced services, more crowded, roads and more
crowded schools. The newcomers should be expected to help pay for
the cost of growth.

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Community Events

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures
with Santa Claus will cost $1.

Home educators plan Christmas program
The home school Christmas program will be Thursday, Dec.
15, at The Gathering on 24th Avenue at 7 p.m. Cornerstone
Christian Home Educators will be presenting "The History of the
Carols". Everyone is invited. For information, call Debi at (863)

ad Litem toy drive under way
The Guardian ad Litem Program is collecting new unwrapped
gifts for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is
located in the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third
St. Boxes will be picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772)

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

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.

Community Choir presents Christmas can-
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its seventh annual Christmas cantata,
"A Thrill of Hope," at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, Dec
16 and 17, at 7 pm. A Sunday, Dec. 18, performance will begin at
3 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (863) 634-7714.

Church hosting Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an outdoor musical event entitled
"Wondrous Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7
p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1699.

IFAS agent on radio talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show Saturday,
Dec. 17, at 7:30 a.m. The special guest will be Cesar Asuate,
regional specialized extension faculty agent -, agriculture farm
labor education and safety from the IFAS program at the Uni-
versity of Florida. The topic of the show will be training sessions
and programs in Spanish, including restricted-use pesticide
license certification training and farm safety programs. The
show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and
on 100.3 FM. For information, contact Cesar Asuate at (561) 233-

CIS/PAL hosting skate contest
Communities In Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic league
of Okeechobee will host a skate contest at the Okeechobee
Skate Park on Dec. 17 beginning at noon. This event is spon-
sored by Maximum Tanning. There will be trophies and prizes
for' the different age groups. Contestants can register at Maxi-
mum Tanning or at the skate park for $15 prior to event, or $20
on the day of event. Entries will be accepted until 11 a.m. For
information, call CIS/PAL at (863) 462-5863.

Live nativity presented by church
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an
outdoor drive through live nativity on Saturday, Dec. .17, from 7
until 8:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

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 soccer 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 memorial scholarship fund and the
OHS. girls soccer team. Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Rauler-
son at (863) 467-4828.

Lighted Boat Parade is planned
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6
p.m. in Taylor Creek behind Burger King. The parade will contin-
ue 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) 697-6325.

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, SIR. 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 Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police
Department and the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment. For information, call Tom Elmore at (863) 763-7370 or
(863) 801-3142.

Eastern Star plans breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 of the Order of the Eastern Star
will host an all-you-ean-eat breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8
until 11 a.m. for a donation of $5. The menu will include scram-
bled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, homemade biscuits and
sausage gravy, grits, potato casserole, fruit, coffee and orange
juice For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Church hosting Christmas cantata

The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will
present their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m.
The program, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written by Mosie
Lister and is a musical worshipping the Christ of Christmas. For
information, call (863) 763-6626.

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Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
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 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It's a closed book study.
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 are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
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.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W of the Area Agency on Aging. The
meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information
or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free
respite care is available for your loved one while you are in group at
Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W Second Ave. For
information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan. Fennell at
(863) 467-9461.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p:m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-.
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be
at noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking oppor-
tunities for women in business and is open to the public. No mem-
bership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their
emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For
information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday, weath-
er permitting. Beginning Dec. 3, the group will meet at 7 a.m. at the
Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St. The ride will leave at 7:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in riding is invited. For information, contact
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527; or,
Gene Roddenberryat (863) 610-1841.

Community Events

Church plans Christmas services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., invites
everyone to attend Christmas worship services at the church. Christ-
mas Eve services will feature a contemporary service at 5 p.m. and a
traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day there will be a com-
bined service at 10 a m. For information, call the church office at (863)
763-4021; or, go to http://www.fumcokee.com.

Hospice Country Store has sale
The Country Store will remain open until Thursday Dec. 29. Gift.
items can be purchased from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday to Wednes-
day. All proceeds from the Country Store will benefit Hospice and
patient services.

Girl Scouts collecting toys

The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are collecting
baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bottles, baby wipes,
baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection boxes at local ele-
mentary schools and at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206
S.W. 16th St., where people are asked to see Pat O'Connor. Items will
be collected through Dec. 30, and will be given to the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition for distribution.

Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party for young will be held at
The Gathering, at the corner of Old Dixie Highway and Eagle Bay
Road, from 6 p.m. until midnight. There will be free food, games,
music and a car will be given away.

Session on Medicare drug plan offered
Tony Fransetta, president of the Florida Alliance for Retired Ameri-
cans, will be at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on
Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. He will be there to give information on the
Medicare Part D prescription plans available. The event is sponsored
by the Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee.

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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Forest Hill High School
varsity basketball team chal-
lenged the Okeechobee Brah-
mans Tuesday night and
returned to Palm Beach County
with a 58-47 win under their
The game was fast-paced
right from the tip-off, with both
teams playing hard, aggressive
Forest Hill led 15-13 after the
first period. They pulled further
ahead in the second and went
into the locker room at the half
up 29-26.
The Brahmans continued to
battle through the Forest Hill
defense, but had trouble con-
necting with the basket. At the
end of the third period Forest
Hill still led 42-36.

The fourth period saw the
Brahmans outscore Forest Hill,
but could not overcome their
The game ended with Forest
Hill on top 58-47.
Timmy Williams led the
Brahmans in scoring with 16
points, followed by Leshawn
Henderson with 12. Other Brah-
mans finding the net were
Devon Faison with eight points;
James Koger with six points;
Jordan Jones with a three-point-
er and David June with two.
The Brahmans' next game
will be on the road at Glades
Central on Dec. 16. They will
return to the O.H.S. gym to take
meet Jensen Beach on Tuesday,
Dec. 20. The freshman squad
will play at 4:30 p.m., followed
by the junior varsity at 6 p.m.
and the varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Basketball sign-ups

begin on Dec. 12

Sign ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks. and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., begin-
ning Monday, Dec. 12 through
Friday, Jan. 6, 2006. Registration
is $25 per child and is being
conducted at 304 N.W Second
St., Room 102.
Parents will need to present
a copy of the participant's Birth
Certificate at the time of registra-

tion. Participant's age as of
March 15, 2006 determines age
group. The league will consist of
three age groups: 14 and under,
12 and under and 10 and under.
Games are played locally and
are tentatively scheduled to
begin, Saturday, Jan. 21,2006.
Sponsors, coaches and vol-
unteers are needed. Please call
(863) 763-6950 for additional
information if necessary.



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Suncoast had 22 shots on
goal to zero shots on goal for
the Lady Brahmans. Jessaka
Cotton had five saves for the

Lady Brahmans.
"They were too much of a
team for us," stated assistant
coach L.W. Smith II.
The Lady Brahmans will trav-
el to Sebring tonight to chal-
lenge the Lady Blue Streaks. The
match is scheduled to begin at 7




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The Indian River Community
College volleyball program will be
hosting a coach's clinic on Jan. 15
from 2 until 5 p.m. for local volley-
ball coaches. The clinic will feature
nationally acclaimed volleyball ath-
lete Rita Buck-Crockett, "The Rock-
et." A member of the 1980 and
1984 U.S. Olympic Volleyball
Team, Buck-Crockett helped the
U.S. Team earn the Silver Medal in
the 1984 Olympics. A 1984 issue of
Sports Illustrated touted her as the
world's best athlete and nick-
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of her 42-inch vertical leap and 100
mile-per-hour kills. She served as a
member of the 1981 All-World

Team and has coached and played
volleyball in the U.S., Japan, Italy,
and Switzerland for the past 17
The clinic will be held at the
IRCC Main Campus located at 3209
Virginia AVenue in Fort Pierce. The
cost of the clinic is $100 and
includes 3 hours of instruction; a
clinic workbook; a Rita Crockett
Camp T-shirt; and an autographed
picture. Enrollment will be limited
to the first 40 people, so reserve
your spot quickly. For more infor-
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baseball/hitting camps

Area high school baseball team
members Hit a Homerun this
December. Indian River Commu-
nity College will offer a Baseball
Pitching/Catching Camp and a Hit-
ting Camp for area high school
sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Campers will learn the fundamen-
tals of hitting, pitching, and catch-
ing at IRCC's state-of-the-art base-
ball complex.
The Pitching/Catching Camp
will meet Tuesday, Dec. 27, from
noon until 3 p.m. and the Hitting
Camp will meet on Wednesday,
Dec. 28, from noon until 3 p.m.

The cost for each camp is $50 and
all participants must be members
of their high school baseball team.
Both camps will be conducted
at the IRCC Baseball Complex
located at the Main Campus in Fort
Pierce. For more information, con-
tact-IRCC Head Baseball Coach
Mike Easom at 772-462-7760, via
email at measom@ircc.edu; Assis-
tant Coach Bob O'Brien at 772-462-
7574, via email at
robrien@ircc.edu; or the IRCC
Information Call Center toll-free at



Sports Briefs

Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
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
league due to lack of teams.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
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)
Alumni soccer
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and bar-
beque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School
soccer player Yolanda Torres will be
held Dec. 17 at Brahman Stadium
on the OHS campus.The game is
scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. All
OHS soccer 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 memorial scholarship fund
and the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen
Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

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Service Club Briefs

Legion Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily, serving
regular menu and specials. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from
noon until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8
Bar bingo will be held on Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and, on Thursday
evenings beginning at 6 p.m., for mem-
bers and guests.
*The second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting at 4
p.m.; bring a covered dish.
The third Sunday of each month
we have a steak dinner with the Sons
of the American Legion from 3 until 6
p.m. fro a $9 donation. There will be
entertainment from 3 until 7 p.m.
*The Legion lounge is open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m. On
Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night starting at
Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Karaoke by Bruce will be from 7 p.m.
until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is from
4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and
Euchre will be on Monday and
Wednesday from 6 p.m. Everyone is
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a reg-
ular informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Ray Dis-
ney at (863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m. Food
will be available for a donation.
Every Tuesday: spaghetti dinner
with salad and garlic bread by Lorraine
and John from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night '(16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order for a
$12 donation. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturday and 'Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
Saturday, Dec. 17: children's
Christmas party at 2 p.m. Santa Claus
will be there., and food will be available.
Children must be signed up for the
party by Dec. 8. Call the Aeries at (863)
763-2552. .
Saturday, Dec. 31: New Year's
Eve party- reservations are required.
Call the Aeries for details.
*. Saturday, Jan. 14: Snowball
Charities Dinner/Dance for members
and guests only at the Vero Beach Her-
itage Center in Vero Beach. Tickets are
available for a $15 donation. Call the
Aeries for directions.
Call the AERIES for other events
at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.

70 East. For information, call (863)
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m.The public is invited. Doors open at
4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests
are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from noon
until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information about the club and
events, call Rich Sweet at (863) 824-
0262, or Kip Gardner at (863) 357-
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128 has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M. Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The lodge's phone
number is (863) 763-2250.
Each Tuesday: bingo starts at
12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
night meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) 763-
2250 for the menu.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is member
appreciation and open mike night.
Friday and Saturday nights there
will be music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until ? Call the Lodge to see who is
Each Sunday in December
breakfast will be served from 9 until 11
a.m., with many items being offered.
Saturday, Dec. 17: Christmas
boat parade beginning at noon. Please
sign up at the Lodge. There will also be
a covered dish dinner from 5 until 7:15
, Sunday, Dec. 18: a children's
Christmas party for Buckhead Ridge
children 12 years of age and under will
be held at the Lodge starting at 2 p.m.
Please call the Lodge to sign up.
Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas din-
ner from 1 until 4 p.m. with ham and all
the trimmings. Lodge members.can
bring their entire family. Karaoke will
follow the dinner.
Tuesday, Dec. 27: Moose enroll-
ment meeting at 7 p.m. All prospective
members should attend.
Reservations for the New Years
Eve Party are on sale now. Seating is
limited so get your tickets early. Tickets
are $40 per couple, or $20 per person.
No tickets will be sold at the door.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information, call the Lodge
at (863) 763-4954 or Norm at (863)
Monday: bar bingo for members
only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be served.
Every Friday night and Sunday
afternoon: special function just for kids
and families check the bulletin.

Every Friday evening: easy lis-
tening and fun dancing with the music
of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun and
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and washer toss. Dinner will be
served at 3 p.m. Check the bulletin
board for menu and cook.

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9 p.m.
Monday through Sunday. Events at this
post are seasonable you should call
(863) 763-0818 for information or visit
the lodge 300 N.W. 34th St. You may
write the post at P.O. Box 1137 Okee-
chobee Fla. 34972.
Washer toss every Wednesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during season
karaoke will be held from 5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests followed
by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m. until ?
Sunday: a dinner will be available
from 2 until 5 p.m. and followed by
karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be
a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Post hours are from noon until 8 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, Men's Auxiliary or AmVets -
there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information contact Comman-
der Johnnie H. Patent at (863) 467-


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Snow in Okeechobee
Roxy Wyatt, 4, and her brother Ayden Wyatt, 2, were not quite sure what they were sup-
posed to do with the cold stuff called snow. They were among the many children who saw
snow for the first time Saturday morning, Dec. 10, at Eddie Accardi Dodge.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at I p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday: bar bingo will start
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, cour-
tesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
at7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.



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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres

Movie times for Friday, Dec. 9,
through Thursday, Dec. 15, are as
Theatre I "Chronicles of Nar-
nia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:25 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to *
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We
are looking for volunteers to work
a few hours a month with commit-
ted youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is current-
ly seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and '
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant women
are encouraged to attend the class-
es. For information or to register
for this informative class, call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee'County Board.
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The proper-
ty does not have to be for sale and
is open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or. to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the board at
(863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The'vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper,. aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
. commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to
find out more.

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such errors. Advertiser
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responsibility for any claims
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reserves the right to accept
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ads accepted are subject i:,.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.

CAR KEY on orange expansion
wrist band. Vic. of Flagler
Park. Please call with info
SKITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
"Pumpkin". Needs medicine.
* NW 30th St. 863-467-1897
or 863-467-1147
PET FERRET- Vic. of Horse-
shoe Acres Glades County.
Please call (863)983-7024
RED CURB DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
Short, Vic of Country Village.
If found Please call
(863)673-0678 Reward

Was working 1 yr ago. No
tires/battery. You haul!
Energetic, needs lots of rooms
to run. Housebroken. lyr old.
Friendly dog. (863)697-6309

Tall Guy, Secure, 60, To meet
Attractive Gal or Friend for
Dining, Fishing, Traveling,
etc. Call (863)946-3123'

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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
Top Pay & Truck. Local
Work. Call 863-357-6018
or 772-215-2728
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, Working envi-
ronmenti & benefits

for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Salary depending on exp.
Benefits & 401K. Drug free
workplace. (863)528-1015

Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info orfax resume to
Must have own bass boat.
.863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Need Delivery.Man apply at
804 East North Park Street
Royal's Ashley Home Store


You owe it to yourself to check
out our new contracts. WE
PAY PRODUCERS + we offer
2 retirement funds, Health Ins.,
Paid vacation, Convention trips
& more. .Requirements: Hon-
esty, Hard.work, Dependable
transportation, Confidential in-
terviews. EOE
Fax 561-966-2435
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
S self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
*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

Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits
& Salary
Trainee: $28,657.98
Certified: $31,403.84
Sergeant O. Salgado or.
Officer N. Whidden @

Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

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

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

Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.

RECEPTIONIST, exc. commu-
nication skills, bilingual a
. lus, Benefits avail. Adron
ence (863)763-6255

Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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

w/Air Brake. Competitive
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.

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Newspaper Carriers
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Sheets Available At:

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Apply in person at
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all cases
of questionable value, such
as promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-home
programs if it sounds too
good to be true, chances are
that it is. If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
sending money ahead of
time, you check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an ex-
tra 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. There-
fore, if you call a number out
of your area, use caution.

For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-E
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

HANDYMAN P/T. Mature re-
sponsible person to perform
lawn maintenance, light car-
pentry, basic repair & mainte-
nance at Ig pvt home. 20hrs a
week, must be dependable.
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle
Position Available for Female
to provide companionship & to
prepare meals for elderly
woman w/ Alzheimers disease.
Every other Saturday,
11am-8pm & every Sunday
8am-5pm. $10 hr.
Call for details (863)634-4458
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.

Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
Treasure Island Plaza

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go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.

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heater, 3 ton, works perfect,
$150. (863)467-6434

mobile home, $500
Air Conditioners, (1) 11Ov &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately,

CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
(4) Vintage.. Bent wood
Sw/ca1ne seats. $100.
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
Treadle; Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8050
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620 .
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982

DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good, condition. $100
REFRIGERATOR- Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
gas range, refrigerator freeze
top, must sell all $350
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310

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5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100 (863)655-0030. -
condition $125
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
1601bs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80

tric, horizontal/vertical model
UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
$750 (772)260-6318

EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in'Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee

$500 (863)634-9536 or
condition. With cover. $400
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer.. (863)810-6149
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788

BOOST MOBILE 1215 Charger
$10 and $10 for Boost Mo-
bile case (863)467-0826
BOOST MOBILE 1215 sim card
.(2) needs minutes $25 for
both, $15 each
CEILING FANS (4) 5.2" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
1355, new in box, with boost
sim card, $125.
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25 for all. (772)971-9474

GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
basement amp. Microphones,
drum machine $500 or best
offer (863)357-0406
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer

SHIH-TZU, female, 2V2 yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346

GARDEN TUB: White..$100.

Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
Commercial Grade, Leather,
w/new motor & table, $300.

left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiver,arrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
Stand Up Style. $25.

15" $100. (863)824-0776
SUB WOOFERS (2) 12" Sony
Explode. 6 months old.
$110. (863)824-0776

BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer

GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1'week, $500
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527

good condition
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob- .
erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892


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 355
Poultry. Supplies 860
Flowers 865

eSP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.

WASHER, Kenmore, White,
Used. Heavy duty. Excellent
condition. $200.
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both

TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.

BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
BICYCLE, woman's, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
(863)467-6984 .
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate:.
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
1Oth YS Ad in Caloosa Belle

Siemens. 150 amp Main.
Loaded w/ breakers. $80
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
.1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318

WALL Moveable w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.

SFrog, incl. cartridges & work-
sheets, like new, $30.
(863)467-2573 '

NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available

collection, $400.
PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 50
each (863)467-1484

COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.

24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $150. 863-467-7659
BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-2094 Jennifer.
BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
'tion $300 for all will sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
BUNK BED wood and metal,
top twin, bottom futon sized,
not used much. $150.
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.

CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
w/shelf, good shape, large,
$50/neg (863)634-5095
COUCH & LOVESEAT, with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
like new, $300 or best offer.
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
exc. cond., Jenny Lind, hon-
ey color, $120 for both.
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
FUTON -. New, wooded, with
beige cushion,'paid over
$200 asking $150
FUTON $35 or best offer
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
BLE w/6chairs & matching
Bakers Rack, Verde green,
$450 (863)824-0090.
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
SECTIONAL- 3PC Corner w/3
built in recliners, 3pc tble grp
$300 for all (863)824-0090.
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress covrd w/plastic $100 will
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139 ,
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa, .
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472 ,
GOLF CART Club Car, 2002,
Elec., Reconditioned. New bat-
teries/charger, top/windshield.
$2450. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.

RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Winchester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822
barrel, 35 cal. 2.5 power
scope. $475 (863)763-4961

good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
Shield, 78", high quality, ALL
the extras. Paid $140. Used
3x. $40 neg. (772)263-1178
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199

w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
Balloon Tires. $275.
D.eere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10Oth YS Ad Caloosa Belle
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
42" cut, $500
. 863)675-4882
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment

COWS- some calves at side
GOATS For sale $75


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

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on-water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044

BASSWOOD, brand new,
3BR/2BA, 1 garage, $1150
mo. Call Guenter
OKEE- 3br, lba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1100.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to. move in
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
Waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.

OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center.
$1300/mo (561)795-4240
Newly Renovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275 S.F.+
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy

E. OKEE Hwy 70. Clean prof.
male seeks same to share 3br,
2ba M/H. $500 mo all util.
incl. Call 4 info(772)349-8637
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1025
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 105
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1061.1

OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
TAYLOR CREEK 2br, 1 ba.
Ground floor. Motivated
seller. Will not last long!
Club house, swimming
pool, tennis court & marina
w/boat ramp. Call today
for appt! (863)357-3668 or

BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
kitchen/bathroom. $87,500.
Must see! (863)357-0348
CBS, 2 BR, 1 Ba. on V2 acre
lot. Mature oaks. Very clean.
For Rent $1150 mo., or Sale
$179,900. 809 SE 8th St.
Please call (863)763-5575
CBS Home: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
Close to school & town.
$185,500. Call for appoint-
ment. 941-232-6346
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/2 Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
New 4 Bed/21/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, just com-
pleted, 2000 sf. Kings Bay,
$200,000 (561)248-3111 or
(863)467-1280 evenings
Waterfront, 3B/R, New homes
available. Close to towo.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376

ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867. ,
W/large cage
$100 each. Call Debbie
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
CAT. LEOP. & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1 093
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 in & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak w/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
DOG KENNEL, 6x10x6, like
new, $100. (863)634-2998
old male, 4 yr. old female.
$50 each (863)763-8318/
Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck doves'
for turtle doves, $25
(863)675-6214 aft 6pm
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
male, tan & white for breed-
ing (863)763-2081 or
(863) 634-9684
white paint, asking $400
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each. (863)674-0156
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
RABBIT tame, litter box
. trained $10 (863)635-4690
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
863-357-0985 or

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This lawyer's bookcase project gives do-it-your-
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wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.
Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700) $9.95
Bookcases Package (No. C1 18)
Three projects incl. 700 $21.95
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Five Acres, small pond, land
cleared, Lake Okeechobee
area, pad for house in place,
$160,000. (561)346-1682
MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends

RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
2 hangers & 1 mobile home.
River access. 4K ft lighted
strip. $189K (561)756-4586.

WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Vicinity 772-465-4489

Mobile Homes

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

Home for lease, 2BR 2BA, in
desirable Kings Bay Commu-
nity, immaculate Kitchen,
sun porch, w/d & nice back
yard, community pool. No
pets & non smoking environ.
$1200 mo. Call Scott
LAKE PLACID 3/2 on 2 acres
Lg. DW, 29 mls. from Okee-
chobee. Separate Family & Liv.
Fms., porches, water system,
W/D $800 mo + 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)357-4844
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, lba,
$550/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232..

Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all apple. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam or John
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than ihe

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Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
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2005 Models must
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Recreation |

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
JetSkiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
& trailer, 150 Merc., 21 hrs
on engine, full warr trans-
ferable, trolling mtr, hot foot,
fishfinder, Must sell paid
$21000 asking $15000 cash
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
BOAT 17ft tri haul, excellent
motor, trailer & top, $850
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
25hDp mTiori.. jrinopy & trail-,
er $2500 (8631675-2575

PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
Ranger Bass Boat, '83, 150hp
Mercury, lots of new stuff,
great condition, $2500 neg.
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK-, 17', top design,
Good condition. $600.

DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798

1985 25ft, sleeps 6, excel-
lent condition includes hitch,
$3500 (239)728-5602

SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.

BOAT MOTOR 1996 Long
Shaft, 30 hp Evinrude, 0/B.
Excellent condition. $800.

AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.

New, Harley Davidson Items.
$200 for all. Call for details.

FISHING BOAT- '85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Iclds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700



good condition, $2500
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
4 wheeler, exc. cond., manu-
al trans., gas powered, yel-
low, $1100. (863)810-6149
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.

GULFSTREAM '05- 36FT, w/2
slide outs, 2br, set up in park
near Okee Tantie,
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
like new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email

Pu~bli Notic

Iltnm hI!lc II

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 1025
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 after
'83, 4 door, good shape,
$1500. (863)357-1821
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1ot $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700 / 467-1547
CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or (863)763-0257.
Convertible. Black w/black top.
New A/C & Brakes. $2800 or
best offer. (863)801-1363
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
red, needs work, $250 or
best offer. (863)484-0305 of
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
863)634-1909/634-3931 or
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new.tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.

Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
cold air, $3500

TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826

CHEVY BLAZER, '89, $1,000.

GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.

Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.

DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645

power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850

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CAR DOLLEY $450 firm

TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095

TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.

RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500

FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
ood, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer

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File No.2005-CP-246
The ancillary administration of the Estate
of Wallace L. Stevens, deceased, File
No. 2005-CP-246 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
FL, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee,
FL 34972. The names and addresses
of the ancillary personal representative
Sand that personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy ot this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 15,2005.
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Attorney for Petitioners
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INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negoiations Act, FS 287-055, desires engineering services for the design
and supervision of the following project:
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one 1)oria aland nini (9) coies clearly indicating the project for which you
are submitting Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Faciltties
Planning Office at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your request to pivey@lrcc.edu)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had
experience in the pastthree (3) years
5 Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6.It your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Cor-
porate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilities Plannino Office Building "S" Room #233 3209 Virainia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 1200 Noon on Thursday January5 2006.
Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design, permitting, and con-
struction services of a 3000 +/- foot road extension and canal crossing.
The subject project will be constructed at the Vero Beach Mueller Campus, 6155
College Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32966. Please direct inquiries to the IRCC Fa-
cilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360. Thank you for your Interest In
our project.
102782 ON 12/15,22,29/05

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:
Wilson Rucks (Heartland Ranchettes LLC) 16563 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, has submitted Application 051130-1 for an Environmental Resource
Permit for 335.03 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to Tay-
lor Creek and the project is located in Sections 21,22, Township 35 South, Range
35 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the dale of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
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12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 15,2005


Hospice store
The Country Store will be held
in the Hamrick House, which is
adjacent to the Hospice Residence
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For informa-
tion or to donate to the event, call
Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
Special program
The homeschool Christmas
program will be Thursday, Dec. 15,
at The Gathering on 24th Avenue
at 7 p.m. Cornerstone Christian
Home Educators will be present-
ing "The History of the Carols".
Everyone is invited. For informa-
tion, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.
Santa to visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler
Park on Dec. 16, 17, 19,-20, 21, 22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His
visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee.
Santa in park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall
Park on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be
given to all the children. Pictures
with Santa Claus will cost $1.
School play
The Grace Christian School
Drama Production Program will
be presenting the play 'A Holiday
Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The
first performance 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 Christian School Chapel.
The cast will be made up of stu-
dents from the third through 12th
Community Choir
The Okeechobee Community
Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will present its seventh
annual Christmas cantata, "A Thrill
of Hope," at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. Performances will be Fri-
day and Saturday, Dec 16 and 17,
at 7 pm. A Sunday, Dec. 18, per-
formance will begin at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. For information,
call (863) 634-7714.
Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music
and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W
32nd St., will present an outdoor
musical eveit entitled "Wondrous
Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on
Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and again
on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.
Live nativity
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door drive through live nativity on
Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until 8:30
p.m. For information, call (863)
Boat parade
The annual lighted boat parade
sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Sdturday,
Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.rn. in Ta lor
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 ear Butch's Red-
neck-Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in join-
ing the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782;
or, Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-
Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist Church,
24050 S.R. 70W, choir will present
their Christmas cantata on Sunday,
Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. The pro-
gram,-"He's Still the King of Kings",
was written by, Mosie Lister and is
a musical worshipping the Christ
of Christmas. For information, call
(863) 763-6626. *
Christmas gala
The annual Christmas Around
the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred
Hearl 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 chil-
dren. Santa will also be there. For
information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.
Christmas cantata
The Peace Lutheran Church,

720 N.W 23rd Lane, will hold their
Christmas cantata on Wednesday,
Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The choir,
under the direction of Dorcas
Hirst, will present "A Great and
Mighty Wonder". This-celebration
of the Messiah's birth was written
by Tom Fettke. For information,
call (863) 763-5042.
Santa tour
.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 north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22
Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he
will tour the southwest portion of
the city.

Celebrate the season responsibly

TALLAHASSEE -- The holiday
season is filled with festivities
where families, friends and co-
workers gather to relax and
enjoy the various celebrations
that occur from Thanksgiving
through the arrival of the New
To help prevent alcohol-relat-
ed accidents, President Bush has
declared' December as National
Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D)
Prevention Month. In conjunc-
tion with the president's effort to
reinforce safety this holiday sea-
son, the Department of Children
and Families (DCF) encourages
Floridians to celebrate responsi-
bly during the holidays and
throughout the year..
"The holidays are a time to

celebrate with loved ones," said
DCF Secretary Lucy D. Hadi. "So,
it's important to remember to
designate a sober driver before
the festivities begin."
To help your family enjoy this
special time with each other, the
Department of Children and
Families is offering tips on how
to keep your family healthy and
safe this season.
Plan a non-alcoholic holi-
day party with your child so chil-
dren learn that they can have fun
without alcohol.
Call ahead, to make sure
that holiday events for older chil-
dren will be alcohol-free.
Create some substance-free
holiday traditions for your family.
Tell your child that adults

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Christmas in the Everglades
Everglades Elementary School's float in the annual Lighted
Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 10, included the
school's mascot alligator and the theme "Christmas in the

may be drinking during the holi-
days, but under no circum-
stances is your child allowed to
drink alcohol.
e To lower the risk of alcohol
poisoning, be sure to throw
away abandoned drinks with
leftover alcohol. Children love to
imitate adults and if they have
access to leftover drinks, they
may taste the contents.
Offer plenty of non-alco-
holic beverages and activities at
your holiday gatherings that
don't revolve around drinking.
Model responsible behav-
iors by ensuring those guests
who have been drinking do not
For your holiday meal, let
your child help you prepare and
serve traditional drinks that are
alcohol-free, such as non-alco-
holic cider, eggnog or punch.
Offer delicious, non-alco-
holic food at your holiday festivi-
ties. Your child can even help
you prepare some dishes.
In addition to keeping chil-
dren from consuming alcohol
over the holidays, it's important
for adults to keep themselves in
check, too. A 2002 Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) study found that nearly
two-thirds of the children killed
in alcohol-related crashes were
riding with impaired drivers.
Fewer than 20 percent of the
children killed were properly
restrained at the time of the
crash, and restraint use
decreased as drivers' blood alco- -
hol concentration increased.
If you would like to know
more about the Florida Depart-
ment of Children and Families,.
log onto our website at
You can also find more help-
ful tips and. information by click-
ing on http://www.family.samh-
sa.gov/set/safeholidays.aspx and
al/ healthyholiday/.

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Community Events

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 7pm. 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.

Church to host Christmas cantata
The Peace Lutheran Church, 720 N.W 23rd Lane, will hold their
Christmas cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The choir,
under the direction of Dorcas Hirst, will present "A Great and Mighty
Wonder". This celebration of the Messiah's birth was written by Tom
Fettke. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

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.

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 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.

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