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PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 3261122 7007

Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 355 Thursday, December 21,2006 504 Plus tax


Clerk offices
close for luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the
Circuit Court will be closed
between noon and 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 22, for the
annual employee holiday sea-
son luncheon.
The office will reopen
promptly at 1:30 p.m.
The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
-If so, call our offices at
.(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive by
a Ad enjoy your festive decora-
: Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
136 S.E. 13th Ave.
344 S.E. 16th Ave.
1404 S.E. 7th St.
S201 S.E. 8th St.
205 S.E. 8th St.
S501 S.E. 8th St.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
1475 S.E. 21st St.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
5012 S.E. 44th St.
801 S.E. 6th Ct.
2801 S.E. 18th Ct.
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
1930 S.E. 24th Blvd.
3492 S.E. 30th Terr.
3268 N.W. 26th Ave.
206 N.W 12th St.
210 N.W. 12thSt.
605 N.W. 17th St.
609 N.W. 17th St.
14420 N.W 292nd St.
5270 N 30th St ...
6952 N.W.30th St.
7052 N.W. 30th St.
3033 N.W 37thAve.
1105 N.W 7th Ct.
7528 N.W. 92nd Ct.
11087 N.E. 1st Way
11457 N.E. 3rd Cir.
7950 S.R. 78W.
9861 S.R.78W
S.W 44th Blvd.
Palm Village Ranch)
3421 S.W. 18th St.
710 S.W 28th St.
2224 S.W. 28th St.
4411 S.WAV. 13th Ave.
8451 S.W 14th Ln.
2247 S.W2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 milesW. onS.R. 70
Kissimmee River Fishing
10 miles W on 70

Drought Index
Current: 628
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.07 feet

lake level
16.02 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
Classifieds .......9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .. . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ..........4.. 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports .......... .5
TV .. ............. 10
Weather ..........2. 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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PisOCwipolers: Enjoy holiday activities

Submitted photos
The First Baptist preschool 3-year old class, taught by Kellye Jeffers and Mary Kennedy,
visit with Santa and Pastor Randy Huckabee.

Man found

dead near

wrecked car

Toddlers with man
found standing
along side the road
ByEric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Detectives are trying to fit the
pieces of a puzzle together in
hopes that will tell them how a
man died and why two toddlers
were found alone, on the side of
a foggy highway.
Detective Lieutenant John
Chess of the Highlands County
-Sheriff's Office (HCSO) said
Wednesday there were a lot
more questions than answers to
this puzzle.
"There are questions %\e just
can't answer at this time," he

said of the death investigation.
What he does know is that
Ruth Edith Castellanos-Garcia,
21, is in Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee with several stab
wounds and cuts. Her two chil-
dren a 6-month-old boy and
a 3-year-old girl are in sepa-
rate hospitals. And the father of
her young .son, Benjamin
Toscano-Cruz, 30, is dead.
The cause of Toscano-Cruz's
death is not known, said Lt.
Chess. He said the body has
been taken to the Medical
Examiner's Office in Winter
Haven and that he expects an
aulopsy will be done sometime
Lt. i Chess said what his
See Man Page 2

City planners,

will consider

rezoning issue

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The preschoolers at Faith Academy Preschool have been learning the true meaning of
Christmas. Each child was encouraged to bring a gift to give to another child in need.
They all did a great job. The gifts have been donated to Big Lake Missions Toy Drive in
Okeechobee. The children were so excited to give their gifts. After all isn't that what
Christmas is about?

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and,
Appeals will meet on Thursday,
Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. in the City
Chambers to discuss a rezoning
application, a resolution pertain-
ing to the billboard policy and an
ordinance creating the Propor-
tionate Fair Share Transportation
for the city.
Brad Goodbread has applied
on behalf of property owners
George Goodbread and G-4
Land and Cattle Company to

have the property located at 2100
S. Parrott Ave. within the 2000
block of Southwest Avenue
rezoned from residential single
family to heavy commercial.
Mr. Goodbread has previous-
ly stated at prior council meet-
ings that he is unsure at this time
what he will the land will be
used for, but according under
the heavy commercial zoning
designation the property could
be used for a professional busi-
ness or medical office, retail
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Little angel
Carmen Gomez, age 3, stood watch over the baby Jesus
during the Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church's annual Christmas Around the World celebra-
tion. Ms. Gomez is the daughter of Hortensla Gomez.

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2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cops charge woman with filing bogus script

An Okeechobee woman has
been arrested and charged with
filing a false prescription for pain
Deejah W Thomas, 39, N.W.
53rd Terrace, was arrested
Wednesday, Dec. 20, by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force and charged with obtain-
ing a prescription by fraud. She
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a bond
of $5,000.
An arrest report states that a

local pharma-
cy received a
phone call on
its automated
answering sys-
tem wanting a
for 30, 2-mil-
ligram, Xanax
pills. The phar- Deeah
macist Deejah
became suspi- Thomas
cious after
finding out that the prescribing

doctor was out of work due to
his having surgery. The doctor's
office staff, who supposedly
called in the prescription, was
also out of work due to her hav-
ing surgery.
The pharmacist said no one in
the doctor's office had knowl-
edge of the prescription.
When a man entered the
pharmacy to pick up the pre-
scription he was detained by
members of the task force. He
reportedly told them that

Thomas was his sister and he
was picking up the prescription
for her. The report states he had
no idea the prescription was
The report goes on to state
that the man told investigators
that his sister was on a lot of
medication due to an accident.
According to the .report,
Thomas was contacted and
taken into custody at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
without incident.

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Special Holiday Events

Kiwanis Santa
in Park #4
Dec 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6
until 8 p.m.
Church holds
special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will hold the follow-
ing special services for the holi-
days. Their schedule is: church-
wide Christmas song celebration;
Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christ-

mas Eve service; and Sunday,
Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. New Year's
Eve service.
Santa on the fire truck; Dec. 21
in the S.E. section of the city; Dec.
22 in the S.W. section of the city.
First United
Methodist Church
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a special Christmas service
on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning
service will be from 9:30 until 11
a.m., and candlelight services at 5

and 7 p.m. For information, call
the church office at (863) 763-
Outreach holding
toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the under-
privileged children. It will take
place now through Dec. 22. They
are in need of gifts and toys rang-
ing from baby to teen. They also
need donations of turkeys, hams
and all the trimmings for Christ-

mas dinners. Businesses or fami-
lies can adopt a family by calling
the mission. The gifts are given to
the parents) to wrap and place
under the tree for Christmas
morning. The outreach will
accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the mis-
sion, or cash and volunteers will
purchase the items needed.
Receipts are available. Please
make checks out to Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach and mail to P 0.
Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fla.; or,
call (863) 763-5725.


Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from,
the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size.
from 4 to 11 feet. All trees are reduced to half price and none are over,
$50. Theywill deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it home.
Garbage won't be picked up Dec. 25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there;
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday, Dec.-
25- Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday, Dec.
25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will be picked
up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be picked up Thurs-,
day, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up Friday, Dec. 29; and:
Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday, Dec. 30.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-:
Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the First:
United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for Christmas;
and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250:
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Floral Design,:
300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31..
Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-:
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-,
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to to;
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for,
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have:
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related:
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-'
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Dog lovers sought for new club
OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sough to start an:
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with their AKC pure-:
bred dogs.
Topics will include, but will not be limited to: health, nutrition, train-.
ing, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well as any,
other topics of interest to the group.
For information, contact Billie at (863) 467-1958; or, by e-mail at bil-: with your breed, name and number.

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service or store, restaurant, person-
al service, funeral home, hotel or a
Mr. Goodbread has stated that
he "wants to make the best use of
this prime piece of property."
City Planner Jim LaRue has rec-
ommended approval for this
rezoning as it is "appropriate for
this location and will complement
the adjacent land uses and will
encourage development on the
surrounding vacant properties."
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department does know is that
around a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20,,
deputies were summoned to a,
domestic situation at Ms. Castel-
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Drive in Highlands County, which
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future land use of commercial.
The planning board.will also
discuss a resolution that will restrict
the approval or permits of any bill-
board sign that exceeds 100 square
feet in display, or exceeds a total
height of 20 feet until further modi-
fication and amendment of the
sign ordinance, or until March 1,
City planners will also attend to
the Fair Share Transportation ordi-
nance which is required of the city
by new legislation to be in compli-
ance with Florida statute Chapter
123.3180 on traffic concurrency.
With new legislation, local gov-
ernments are required to adopt an
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tionate fair-share mitigation
This will address developments
within the city that impact a road
segment where the road has failed
to achieve transportation concerns
with its level of service, and
improvements are not currently in
the city's five-year Community
Investment Program (CIP).
This will require the council to
address the traffic concurrency
with more concern at the plan
amendment stage, as this will
come into effect at the zoning
, For items that have already
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the deputies arrived, the woman did not see the intersection of the
was gone. Lt. Chess said her father two highways due to heavy fog and
had taken her to Raulerson Hospi- went across the road into a pas-
tal where she was listed as being in ture. Lt. Chess said the vehicle then
intensive care Wednesday after- flipped several times.
noon. Toscano-Cruz was found dead
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and stabbed by Toscano-Cruz, he approximately 75 to 100 feet from
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The HCSO detective said The children, continued Lt.
Toscano-Cruz allegedly took the Chess, were found by themselves
children and started driving on C.R. at the intersection of S.R. 712 and
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city will have to come up with suffi-
cient funding to complete the
improvements if the developer
chooses to pay their proportionate
fair share obligation.
In the past, developers would
have gotten a plan amendment
approved and then once it got to
further stages they would find that
there were concurrency issues and
it would then be denied until the
improvements were made, which
could sometimes be five to 10
years of waiting.
This will require a closer look at
traffic concurrency and will dimin-
ish developers having to wait on
improvements in order to get their
development passed.

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about 300 yards from the Okee-
chobee-Highlands County line.
"The question is: how did they
get out of the car?" asked Lt. Chess.
"Right now, we don't know how
the kids were left where they
Lt. Chess said if anyone has any
information about this case they
should contact him or Detective
Brian Kramer at the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, (863) 402-

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas fun

North Elementary is

learning the letter L

Kindergarten News
Miss Hudson's and Miss
Becky's class is loving the letter
L this week.
They complet-
ed a pre-
dictable chart
by reading,
writing, and '
their sentence. The sentence
used their high frequency words


'North Elementary's second graders presented an evening of Christmas fun for their parents on Dec. 14th. 'Brittany
McCoy welcomes parents and family to enjoy the program of jokes, finger plays and carols.

North Elementary's second graders presented an evening of Christmas fun for their parents on December 14th. Morgan
Buxton and students from Mrs. Watford's class tell holiday jokes.

Arrest Report

so it was good practice.
Mrs. Pope's class is learning
about the months of the year for
a very special keepsake gift for
their parents.
Mrs. Steiert's class is still
'working on Christmas crafts.
We are making a class Christ-
mas book and we have all
learned how to spell Christmas!
We would like to wish everyone
Merry Christmas.

Glenn J. Sneider,LC
Attorneys At Law

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, The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeectobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commissior (F\\'C or
-the Department of Corrections
(DOC). ,
Alexander Thomas ",l9-N E
Park St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 17 by Deputy Paul Jackson on
a charge of lewd and lascivious
molestation. His bond was set at
. Robert Lewis Henry, 43, N.W
SLxth St, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 17 by Officer James Picker-
ing on a felony charge of fleeing or
attempting to elude a law enforce-
ment officer, and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
violence. His bond was set at

Christopher Scott Lamb, 30,
S.W. 2.Sh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 18 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on a felony charge of driving
while license suspended habitual
offender. His bond was set at
Robert Lewis Henry, 43, S.R.
70 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 18 by DeputN Donald Ellis on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with fleeing or
attempting to elude a law enforce-
ment officer. His bond was set at
Homero Santibanez, 22, N.W.
20th Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 18 by Detective Willy
Post on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation driv-
ing under the influence. His bond
was set at $750.
.* Michael William Bond; 52,
:ke)-chlobe, was arrested Dec. 18

by the Okedchobee Narcotics Task
Force on a felony charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance
(ox) colin), and a misdemeanor_
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Jeremy Norman Edwards, 23,
S.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 19 bi Depurn, Co.',-)I
ral S. Green Okeechobee'
Couint warrant charging hlfii'with
the lelon5 of driving while license
suspended. His bond was set at
Terry Marvin Ellerbee, Jr., 21,
N.E. 55th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 19 by Deputy Harold
Hancock on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with tres-
pass of a structure, burglary of a
structure, felony petit theft, burgla-
ry of a dwelling while armed and
grand theft-firearm. His total bond
\\as set at $I40,000

I Dennis William Ferrer, 23, S.E.
44th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 19 by Detective Rosemary Far-
less on a charge of child abuse. His
bondwas setat$10,000.
Tanya W. Huggins, 35, N.W.
141st St., was arrested Dec. 19 on a
felony charge of driving while
license suspended: with knowl-
edge. Her bond Was set at $500.
Dallas Nunez, 30, S.W. Ninth
St., Okeechobee, was' arrested
Dec. 20 by Deputy Augustin Sauce-
do on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions,iunless otherwise
stated A.t one listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to into m this reu wspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Delta Jea n Chesser
Delta Jean Chesser, age 75, of
Okeechobee, died Dec. 19, 2006,
at her home. Mrs. Chesser was
lborn Oct. 4, 1931, in MacClenny.
She was a homemaker and mem-
ber of the Church of God of Okee-
Mrs. Chesser was preceded in
death by her husband, Adrian H.
Chesser. Sheis survived by two
-. daughters, Yvonne (Bill) McElhe-
ny of Okeechobee and Yvette

two sons, Adri-
an H. Chesser,
Jr., of Vero.
Beach and /
Bruce R.
(Robin) Chess-
er of Okee-
chobee; three
sisters, Beulah Delta
M. Wilford of Chesser
Glenr St. Mary,
Nina B. Davis of Glen St. Mary,

and Ester O'Leary of Pembroke
Pines; brother, Wayne Yarbor-
ough of MacClenny; nine grand-
children; and, eight great grand-
children. ,
Viewing will be at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel on Thursday, Dec.
21, 2006, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Services will be held at the
Okeechobee Church of God
located at 309. N.E. Fourth Ave.,

David Watson
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.our Loving Fanuh

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worth repeating.
A young mali came to a wise old sheik,
and asked, "What kind of people live
in El Kamen? I would like to move my
family from our village."
"What kind of people live in your vil-
lage now?" asked the sheik.
"Unpleasant, selfish and unfriendly."
stated the young man.
"You will find them to be the same in
El Kamen they're unpleasant, selfish
and unfriendly." advised the wise old
In a few days another young man
approached the old sheik with the
same question about El Kamen.
"What kind of people live in your vil-
lage?" he again inquired.
"Wonderful, thoughtful and consider-
ate." the young man said.
"The people in El Kamenare the same
wonderful, thoughtful and consider-
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Community Events

Singer, songwriter to appear at library
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen
will be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th
St., on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program,, "A Musical Journey
through Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This program
is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The
program is free and open to the public.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007. There will
be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale.. :
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office,i55 S. Parrott Ave.
The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the South
Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will only
be available through Jan. 11.
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18,23,25 and 30 from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in Decem-
ber. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the
School Board office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For informa-
tion call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan," a novel by Lisa See. At the beginning of the
meeting titles will be chosen for discussion in the next six months.
Anyone who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For infor-
mation, call Jan at (863) 357-9980.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W,
will host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m, until 3
p.m. For information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

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Upcoming Events

Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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)
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.
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 Graham 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, 209 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.
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, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First,
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited..
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and ,
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be 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.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559
or (863) 385-6671.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
. Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. Itwill be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200

N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Thesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

Church hosts dinner, gospel sing
A combined event of the annual meeting of Cowboys for Christ
and celebration of Mary Lanier's 60th anniversary of singing
gospel songs will be joined by The Celebration Singers Carol
Feyos, Frank and Judy Smith and Doyle McDuffy at the Basinger
Civic Center on Thursday, Dec. 21. A covered dish dinner will begin
at 6 p.m., and singing will begin at 7 p.m.
Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honey-baked hams and turkeys for the
Christmas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pick up on Friday afternoon, Dec. 22. For information,
call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take
place now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys rang-
ing from baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys, hams
and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families
can adopt a family by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the
parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christmas morning.
The outreach will accept store gift certificates, checks made
payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will purchase the
items needed. Receipts are available. Please make checks out to,
Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box 1663, Okee-
chobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.
Planetarium head is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Jon Bell, director of the IRCC Hallstrom Planetarium. The topic of
the show will be "The star of the nativity and a telescope for Christ-
mas." For information, call Jon Bell at (772) 462-7515. For tickets to
planetarium shows call the IRCC box office at (800) 220-9915.
Shriners selling Christmas trees I
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking lot
of their building on U.S. 78 W until Dec. 23. They have Scotch pine,
Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 feet. All
trees are reduced to half price and none are over $50. They will ,
deliver Ihe tree if the customer has noway to get it home.
Oakview plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the follow- ,
ing special services for the holidays. Their schedule is: Sunday, ,
Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service; and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 "
p.m. NewYear's Eve service.
Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning _
service will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and candle light services at 5
and 7 p.m. For information, call the church office at (863) 763- J
Avon Park hosting special camp
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is hosting a Christmas break
camp Dec. 26-30 for grades six through 12. The cost is $70 and
includes meals, lodging and fun. For information and forms, call i q
(863) 453-3627; or, e-mail
Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
hook "A Woman's Diary." The book is.ab6ut.experiences, relation- "
ships and problems that women deal ,i fi'irl their lifetime .ith '
men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the event
being sponsored by Dra Ministries, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at-7 prm. ^
The event will be held in the conference room at The Flamingo '
Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S. There will be drawings for gifts and refresh- n'
ments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-0847. -
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding a '
first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an infant/child
CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9 p.m.; and an adult
CPR class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register for
one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m: at
1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Scrapbooking crop party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2007,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a
demonstration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbook-
ing and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions. and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. For
information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 W.
will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including sausage
and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6,2007, for a
donation of $4. For information, call Pat at (863) 357-1364.
Library hosting special program
The Okeechobee County Library and the Florida Humanities
Council will present "Voice of the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman
Douglas" as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer on Sunday, Jan. 7,
at 3 p.m. at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Ms. Steinshouer will
appear in character as Marjory Stoneman Douglas as she served in
the early 1970s as president of the Friends of the Everglades. This
program is brought to you by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council. The program is free and open to the public.

OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the
public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext.
273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, from 11:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Jan. 9, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration and
orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. There will be 11 weeks of
classes that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each Tues-
day from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519.

The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 21,2006

Sports Briefs

Memorial alumni
soccer game today
The second annual Yolanda
Torres Memorial Alumni Scholar-
ship soccer game will take place
at Brahman Stadium on Thurs-
day, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

The $5 admission will entitle Adult baseball

the fan to admission to the game
and a combo meal. Tickets will be
available at the gate.
For information contact Celia
Fox at (863) 697-9614, or Brian
King at (863) 610-0084.

players needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.

Submitted photo/Rick Durfee
Perfect record
'The Ridge Runner Airbbat flag football team finished their season with a perfect 9-0
record and won their division. The team is made up of five to seven year olds. Team
'members are: (front row, left to right) Ivess Baker, Jacob Whittier, Rodrick Williams,
Logan Scribner and Dustin Robinson; (second row, left to right) Treavor Thomas, Zac
Whittier, Ethan Durfee, Austin Spano and Ryan Kasic; (back row, left to right) coach Gene
Thomas and coach Rick Durfee. Not pictured is Jonathan Buck.

Brahmans picked for fall all-conference teams

Waste Management Has Announced there will be no residential or
commercial garbage pickup on Monday, December 25 (hristas Day).
All garbage pickup will berunning 1day behind.
Monday, December 25 picked up Tuesday, December 26
Tuesday, December 26 ppicked up Wednesday, December 27
Wednesday, Dec. 27 picked up Thursday, December 28
Thursday, December 28 picked up Friday, December 29
Friday, December 29 picked up Saturday, December 30

From The Staff & Management Of Waste W anagehliilt

Qwen named
cross country
coach of the year
The following Brahman ath-
letes have been selected as
members of the fall season All-
Treasure Lake Conference sports
Boys' cross country: Bryan
Silarez-first team; James Gainer-
second team; Eddie Guerrero-
second team and Uriel Garcia-

' honorable mention.
Girls' cross country: Sandra
Torres-honorable mention.
Brahman coach Nathan
Owen was selected as cross
country Coach of the Year.
Boys' golf: Kyle Buckner-hon-

orable mention.
Girls' golf: Britani Bryner-
honorable mention.
Girls' bowling: Alycia
Eddings-honorable mention.
Girls' volleyball: Kelley Smi-
ley-first team; Shaunaye Brown-
second team and Tierra Allen-
honorable mention.
Swimming and diving: (Boys'
one-meter diving) Kenny Mur-
phy-first team. (Girls' one-meter
diving) Alex Rodgers-honorable

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Christmas visitor

SAlex Valdez appearsto be intrigued by the present Santa
,,Claus gave him. Santa visited Northside Head Start on
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Santa Claus came to see Abdallah Yamin and his class-
mates at Northside Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 20. i

Jazmin Reyes and Santa Claus were having a good time
together at Northside Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Amanda Lara appears to be thinking about what to ask
Santa for Christmas. Santa visited the 4 and 5 years old at
Northside Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Jonathan Rivera doesn't seem to know what to make of Irvin Luviano appears overjoyed as he looks into the bag
Santa Claus. Santa was visiting the students at Northside that Santa Clause gave him. Santa visited Irvin and his
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of Agriculture continues investigation into horse virus outbreak

culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
says the department's Division of
Animal Industry is continuing the
investigation into the presence of
Equine Herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-
1) in several areas of the state
including Wellington, Jupiter and
the Ocala area. EHV-1 can be a seri-
ous disease of horses and the virus
can spread through the air from the
respiratory route of affected hors-
es. Transmission can also occur
through contaminated equipment,
clothing and hands.
So far, seven horses have tested
positive for the virus through lab
tests. All confirmed cases are under
Here is a chronology of events:
Five horses imported from
Europe were brought to Florida
from the New York animal import
station, a quarantine station for
imported horses; three more hors-
es were picked up en route in
Huntington, N.Y. and one in Dar-
lington, Maryland. When the truck
arrived on November 29th in
Wellington, one of the horses from
the import station was ill. That
horse is now recovering but two
horses that were stabled with the
index horse at the original facility
became ill and died. A lab test on
one of those horses confirmed
EHV-1. The facility, J N and Compa-
ny is currently under state quaran-
tine and the horses are being close-
ly monitored. No horses are
allowed to enter or leave the prem-
The Maryland horse had been
transported to another Wellington
location, Southfields Training facili-
ty, and died on December 2nd.
While no lab test was done,
because of its exposure to the dis-
ease, the Southfields facility volun-
tarily restricted all movement of

horses. Late today, a lab test con-
firmed a positive case within that
facility at the Palm Beach Equine
Sports Complex, which is part of
the Southfields Training facility.
There is a second suspect case
there awaiting lab test confirma-
tion. The Department is also plac-
ing this facility under quarantine.
A horse that was exposed to the
virus during the shipment into
Florida was treated at the Palm
Beach Equine Clinic and is
believed to have been a possible
link to the horse in Ocala, which
was at the clinic at the same time.
The Ocala horse has tested positive
for EHV-1 and was transported to
Ocala on December 11th. The
horse was ill when it arrived and
was immediately isolated from all
other horses at the Ocala location,
Tuxedo Farms. The horse contin-
ues to be isolated and a portion of
that facility is also under quaran-
The Palm Beach Equine Clinic
indicated it is contacting the own-
ers of all horses that were there at
the same time as the index horse to
make them aware of the situation
and find out if any of the horses are
exhibiting any signs of EHV-1. So
far the department has received no
reports of any other horses that.
were at the clinic showing disease
A horse at Pinehurst Stables, in
Jupiter, has also been reported
with neurological symptoms of the
disease and a sample has been
submitted for a lab test.
The Division of Animal Industry
is working closely with veterinari-
ans and equine facilities in the
impacted locations to monitor the
animals and assist with testing.
Owners with sick horses should
contact their private veterinarian to
examine and treat their horses. Vet-
erinarians suspecting EHV.1 with

neurological signs are advised to
contact state officials and follow
protocols for collecting and sub-
mitting appropriate samples for
laboratory diagnosis.
Horse owners in the impacted
areas are being asked to follow
biosecurity measures until the virus
is controlled. The measures are:
Have temperatures taken a
minimum of twice daily, with a

temperature log being maintained
on each horse. Horses with fevers
101.9 or 1 degree above their nor-
mal temperature should be report-
ed to the stable's veterinarian. The
horse should be isolated and EHV-
I samples should be taken by the
stable veterinarian.
Limiting admittance of people
into the barn area to only neces-
sary personnel. When entering or

exiting a stable or barn use foot
baths to disinfecting outer foot
wear and wash hands.
Washing hands with soap
and water or using a dry disinfec-
tant after handling each horse.
Minimizing the use of shared
equipment. Equipment such as
water buckets, lead ropes, groom-:
ing equipment, etc. should not be
shared between horses. These
items should be labeled as belong-
ing to an individual horse. Other
equipment such as twitches, shov-

els, forks and bits should be disin-
fected daily and between each use.
Care should be taken when
filling water buckets and feed
troughs& Neither the hose nor the
feed scoOp should have contact
with an individual horse's bucket
or trough.
Multi-dose oral medications
should hot be shared between
Any additional biosecurity
precautions the stable veterinarian
or stable manager recommend.

The Okeechobee Utility


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

the area

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Staying healthy
Horses are popular in Okeechobee parades, including
the lighted Christmas parades. Local horse owners
should be careful to make sure their horses' vaccinations
are up to date, to protect the horses from disease. If you
aren't sure which vaccinations your horse should have,
contact your veterinarian.



Applications may be obtained at the
OUA Office located at 100 SW 5th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and
will need to be completed and turned
back in at the same address by
January 11, 2007. For more informa-
tion call the Office of the Executive
Director at 863-763-9460.



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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 15,
through Thursday, Dec. 21, are as
"Nativity Story" shows Dec. 15
through Dec. 19
Theatre I -"Nativity Story" (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 at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 1 -"Rocky Balboa"
Showstimes:.Wednesday, Dec. 20,
and Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Unaccompanied
Minors" (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; chil-
drep 12 and underare $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
b)e a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center.
209 S.W Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
:Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her fill
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR.Take Stock in Chil-:
dren Scholarship program: It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities. The
mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
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collar, found in R-Bar Es-
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Training. Starting salary $14.00 per hour. Personal Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Sign on "BONUS" of
$1000. Closing date: 12/27/06. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 726 NE 16th Ave Okeechobee, FL. 34973,
Tel. 863-467-0702, EDE, ADA, License # C150K0005.

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

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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

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

Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center
is seeking a Maintenance Worker with experience
and a Business/HR Manager with degree.
Fax Resume To:
Attn: Mr. Ferrara
Drug Free Workplace/ EEO


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Kellogg's Route.
70K. Serious Inquires Only!

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

Bread distributorshipfor
sale with Flowers Bakery
of Okeechobee. EOE

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifleds.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates, 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

Provided In a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining
Call 863-801-9497

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassweae, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods- 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550

years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.

DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
Like newly $250 for both, will
sep. (863)634-2514

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S.': LICENSE #QB49109
."_ ( '- Screen Rooms Carports
S; Room Additions Florida Rooms
i e.l', a Garages Seawalls 3 -i
Ernest Lancaste '863163-2044

DRYER, Kenmore, $100
than 1 yr old, wrile paid
$700 aski-ig $1300
(863)675-3793 .I
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition. $75
RANGE- 30", GE, Electric,-
White, Almost new $100.
%ANlGE,-GE: Eiecitrn Like
Sew.Onlyused twice $200.
STOVE, Frigidiare, Smoolr
Top, Eler.lric. Greal co)rii-
tiorn. Moving. $150
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
olass lop wrnIe $100
$300 will separate
8631.63-1884 .'

TANNING BED- 2 vr, old. e-
'elenl c(niion l $n '.1000 or
Besl orier 18631467-11l52

BICYCLE- Men's 21 ipted
Guua (ondiicn i,35

College book 2nd ediiion.
i]reai condtiiOn. 1,80

good laich and all hardwvvare
DOORS- Sliding Glass Wrhile.
Like IJew $50 or oeri oiler
Brand new 10 12. 1600

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.AV. 24th Drive
License #765

Elliolt's Pawn Shop

HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60

BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
condition, $25

silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150

items (figurines, comforters
and more). $200 for all. Will
separate. 239-340-8503 :
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg; (863)467-0627
'96,'97,98, still in box. $175
for all. or will sell separate

COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB' of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000..
Eic. 1$,250 (863|902-096'
games, Fast, $149

$1,50 863)35'-32240
Wooden, For King or Queen:
*,125 1863)674-.i,55

new Manilel ony $200 or
besi oer (863)i63-6747

Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solid wood
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offe
-(863)227--0173 .. .
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
and shelf with light, $35
tional. Tan. Like new condi-
tion! $500. (863)634-5943
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on. them. $60 or will
.separate. 239-340-8503.
COMPUTER DESK, 31' long x
4/2' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or bestoffer.. (863)467-1532
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
$15. (443)262-2740
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbl & 6 chairs,
Brand new dbl. bed/mattress.
$1000 for all! (863)447-0921
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old,$200 (772)812-3300
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
offer (863)467-4871
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
$65. (863)357-8788

SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777 .
w,.vle lp .r Ria, h ri" r L.ill
tiroe panern Ecellriint :n-
Il ,,r i.5 2 5 i I 5 i .-l
ITie; I Coffee Table $250

GOLF BAG- H,",li wi ',,1
score, (2) pro velvet grips.
like new, 1. i 0
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new cond.!
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched .pi, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123
IRONS, Men's, 1 Set. Stiff
GraphiteShafts, $100
right handed, McGregor bat-
tle sticks incid woods, bag
$125 (863)467-7703

COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
er, holsterI ir )rliida:
12 5 or 0o f i
GUN CABINET- Made of wood
& glass. Hold 8 rifles with
storage drawer. $95. Okee.
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
Remington 700PSS
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 -$300
,Model 351PD -$375
SHOT GUN: Mossberg Mari-
ner, 12 gage, all weather
model, extra's. $475.
(863)610-0632 Okee

AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV,
already assembled w/video.
Pd $199. itever u c'd. Asking
'I.125 t86 f.,' ., "
From Sears, like new, only
used, once. $125.
best offer. (863)467-6088

decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.

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

Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
in box. $10. (863)763-1997

$50. (863)357-2891 Leave
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-

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

KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro., $100 (863)467-9054

SHOT GUN, Automatic or dou-
ble barrel, 16 or 20 gauge.
Please call (561)261-0766

CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500. 863-843-0913 Lv msg
Powered.Pressure Washer,
3200 psi Honda, w/1llhp
Honda eng., 200' hose,
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,
.Garage kept. $1700.

BASS GUITAR, Fender Jazz,
Marcus Miller Signature
model, Like new, $575.
DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
piece, with symbols & stool.
.lr rnw rielajl; 135., asking

1.5.0 1863)983-,702
BEAGLE, 'AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
$350 (863)610-1197
l 'lc wormed & 1st shots,
S.PR reg incl. pedigree certif.
$250 ea. (863)634-7723
Males, ready Feb. 1st for
Valentines Day, Parents on
Premises, Will have shots
and Cert., Taking Deposit's,
$300 each (863)697-2936.
CAT- .iimese Lvny Point
Sriw rhoe Wviri winIl
pawviW, Ma jl 3 mi, 'l,5I11
t 3)357 -3369
olii i, ( risimjs, 3 wnMie l
bnje .ill S oiul: C eaulilul

DACHSHUNDS- w.paper: 7
MT ,, Fi I : 1:1111 1, 0 0
k1,iJ)63i4-247 q -iylim,
FISH TANKS- 150 g al, 50 gal.,
29 'jail I2 10 ,ii all for
.16 0 or will ll ; *eparale
:86312013W4_` '
.ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
LR SET- 6PC, liTi ijr, Chrlin.
brown, DR TABLE w'5
chairs, sturdy, all for $500

w, el ., Cv. Reg Srril: ,.
health papers. $400 each.
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother is registered.
Available wk after Christmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.

Long Arm Fiame & Tracks.'
Everything included. $2500

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

CAR AUDIO: 4 Memphis 12"
-speakers in Custom Ported
Box & JBL 1201 amp. $800.
(863)824-0776 -
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
be:l uffei L(239i503-5020

WEB TV- (2) New, in box,
Magnavox Plus,, Sony, (1)
Magnavox Classic, $75 will
sell separate (863)763-2773

man, 1/2" chuck. $100
(863)612-P233 LBeiie
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18", (2) Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/hand pumps $399
will separate.(561)951-8767
ER, 120) psi, $100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
ton, 550/8550, 10 hp, new,
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still in box. $950.
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$790. (863)697-8837
PSI, Sears. $350.

adapters, lights w/magnifier,
6 games $100

Waterfront CBS
Home for rent,
3/2/1, $1,300 a
month. First, last &
security with pet

Ancient Oaks
(Over 55 community)
Pool, hot tub, shuf-
fleboard, marina,
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
includes electricity.

nU~ 6B B

front 3 Bdrm., 1V2Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
mo. (863)634-3262

A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


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 B45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies B60
Flowers 865

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,.
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
-seat, Randd new $275 or
best offer (863)467-7295

lor pa,3rl, goio ea.gines,
i.2011 ur best oiler
14hr 21yl, 42 deckr many
nrw paris w'new Ulilily Cdrl


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

N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA reeried porch,
$800 mu 'l la, l & *e
Nopets. l86)634-3i3 3
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
utilities. (863)467-5616

2br, lba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
11th St.,New 2 Bdrm.,12Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st&
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722

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

For rent or sale. 3br, 2ba
$800. mo. (863)634-3262.
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
KibsFish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!

12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
FL/RM, Rim Canal, New win-
dows/Shutters, Clean, $3500.
(561)641-1792 or see Wes
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318

appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
last& sec. (941)504-3954
LAKE ACCESS, Taylor Creek,
3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft.,
w/dock, $1300/mo.
407-399-9799 Lakeland
OKEE: 3 BR, 2 BA, Waterfront,
1 car garage, $1200 mo. +
ist mo. & sec. Possible rent to
owr. $149,900. Owner/Agent
Call Charles 863-634-0584
Home, 406 NE 7th St. $850.
rro + 1st., last & $500 sec.
req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS. 4 acres renced. 5151 SE
128iriAve $1100,mo 151.
lasi & se-.. (561)756-3724
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, Avail. 12/18/06 $900.
mo + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
I11 llasi sec. Seatsonal
www okeintfo comVental

Locaied on Wesi side ol new
Courinouse. Now Available
Call Judy-at (863)467-083,1
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831 -

nouse, ulilites & cable incl.
$600!'o 1 51 monihS renl &
sec reqa.(8631673-6559

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1Q60
Real Estate Waied'T065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OAK LAKE, 1br, 1 ba. Apt. on a
corner $87,500. or best of-
fer. Will sell fast!

2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/sprinkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
Possible Rent to Own
nomrre or 2 aces, in Spol in
the Sun. $175,000
(863)201-91l75 '443:9239
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th
Ave., 4BR, 2BA, 1 Car garage,
ready now, $1200/mo.
$0 down. (863)484-0809
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p Seller motiva.led
Mustsee!!! .863. i3-246L ....
1200 sq. ft., Lake access.
New sea wall & dock.
863-670-5967 Lakeland

Mobile Homes

Boats 3005
Camn rs/RVs 3010
Jet is 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


AIR BOAT- 12', 2 seater with
trailer. No motor. $350. or
best offer. (863)357-1038
ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1850 (863)763-4680
BASS TRACKER- '06, 19ft
Spec. Ed., 90hp Merc. Opti-
max, $14,900 or will trade.
much to list. $2500
(863)824-6781 anytime
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Eviniude. $1900
RANGER- 14'., 50hp Jorinson
Irailer included Greal gill
$1400 or esi o iler
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger iourndment rigged
Ranger trailef winew wheels &
tires Cover. Always garaged
Excellent condition $10.000
promav 1 3@adelphia net
Ranger 520VX, '01. 225hp
Evin 101 ID. ihrus trolling
r. lacl plale teel prop,
GPS rmap w!depth & iish
rider cnarger sys., Dimmin
lop 1 a3axle trir & rriucn
moie.Heallh problem Must
Sell' $18,900. NADA value
$24,000 Call 1863)634-6134
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
motor wswing kill 3 Sails
w/spinrker & pole. $1900 or
est oftter (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17, Pursuit
& Kodiak. $900 Will seoar-
aie (86Jl357-7406
TRI-HULL, 1511, 55 np John-
ori MulOr. 1 000 Or besi offer
(8630357-0406 or



makes you a more informed
and Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
ore more successful

200136.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or email
Coachmen Travel Trailer '88:
Sleeps 4, AC & heat, gas range,
gas/elec fridge. $4200. In Pio-
neer, Henry Co 561-827-2464
Fleetwood American Dream
'00, 40 FT 2 Slhesi'11K, Many
eNra's' Garagd,. $120,000 or
possible bade 863-467-5207
MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978,
air stream product, 28 ft
long, AC, fridge, and more.
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
(lean, $3000 863-763-7727
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Triple slide out oak cabinets.
D/W, 2 roof AC's, W/D & shed.
$22,000. Neg. (863)946-1880

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

HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
750: Windshield, Low mileage,
premium bags, garaged. Ex-
tra's. $4,400. (863)983-9585
HONDA CR85R '06- very good
condition, runs great, $2200
or best offer (863)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mis. Extra's! Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-

GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp,
Briggs & Stratton, Runs
good. Nice Christmas Gift!
$350. (863)801-3890
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
g ood. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- runs, $300
HONDA "03, 4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, excellent
cond,, $1800

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Runs great, a/c, $1,500 firm.
Call 863-946-1859.
ETC, Fully loaded, white pearl
diamond, has new parts,
$5500 (561)723-1849
CAMARO Z28.'80- all original,
350 auto, Power windows,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
both. (239)867-1558
DODGE NEON '95, 4 door, au-
to, a/c, 4 cyl., good on gas.
new fires, needs minor work
$750 neg. 1863)634-8506
tning worksl $2000 or best
offer. 863-612-5558

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speed, new AC, runs good,
white w/gray interior, $1800
neg. (863)805-2822
shape. Runs good. $2500.
Needs work. $300
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
Adult driven, garage ket, 30k,
$10,900 (863)675-44
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
carl Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC FIERO '88, 4 cyl., 5
speed, Pionper CD player,
sunroof, grearon gas, good
tires. $1200 (863)447-0270
SATURN 2000: AC, runs
great. Asking $3000 or will
trade for small truck.

SCHOOL BUS: Diesel, low
mileage, good tires. $8,500.
Call 863-227-2110
How fast cm your car
go? It can go eve aster
when you sel It In the


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FORD F150 '79, 351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Ap rox. 80K o mis. $1200
or!best offer. 863-675-4079

FORD- '86, F350, Diesel ,
parts, truck, $800
FORD EXPLORER 1992: 4x4.
Front end burned, but good
for parts (transmission, rear,
etc). $200.863-763-3765
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856 .
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300
PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500 for all,
will separate. (561)6444840 .
RIMS & TIRES- 20", $600
.Rockford sub In box. Alpine
320 watt 5,channel amp.,
$200 neg. 863-801-1683.
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims. Fits Fords & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
gray, fits '02 current Dodge
am snort bed. $700 Call
Heather (863)697-0328

TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
810, w/ 4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
area. $500. 863-763-2389.

CHEVROLET P/U 1993: Great
work trucks $1400. For more
Info call 863-357-5906.
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000. or trade.
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean, 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
$6500. 863-674-0898
.FORD F150- '90, no A/C,
$1200 (863)763-5422 or

'runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
needs some work. $1500
CallErik 863-634-0771

TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand: new
$400 (863)467-6778
made. new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc) $550
or best offer (863)763-3735

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1994 Doi!e Caravan
1939 Dodg Stealth
i171l ON 12,'/l1i6

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SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuilt engine & trans.
$2300 (239)495-0052
Excellent cond. Ice cold a/c,
p/w, p/i, new battery, 158k,
$2000 (863)697-6680
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.er man's treasurS tPIn
your trash to trPeamuo
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Public notices

Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
'son Towing will sl at. public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Fodda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
' Canal Point, FL 33438.
S 1998Dodge4door (Red)
SALE DATE:12/15/06
1988 ldsmobile 4door(Gry)
SALE DATE: 12/19/06
1996 PImoulh4r d or (WhIl
lr, IPE.#116CM'29371
SALE DATE: 125b/06
1984 Chevrolet 4 door itU)
Yin # 2 IArd6,)H4E91 6Mbd
SALE DATE 1228/06
18i17r 'IN I'15-2.[

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"en O *U heIO reby rovdes note ursuant
ollecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied withn the unlncorporat-
ad area of Okeechobee Conty, loda, and within the corporate limits of the city of
Okeechobse, Flodda, for the cost of expansion and improvements to its wastewater
collection and treatment facilities and Its water treatment and distribution facilities
commencing for the fiscal year egining on October 1.2007. The OUA wil l con-
sider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniorm method of collecting
such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florda Statutes, at a public be held on January 16; 2007 at 8:30 a.m. at the OUA office at 10i S.W.
5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy
and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to
the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal de-
scdption of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the office of the clerk
of the OUA. All Interested persons are invited to attend. -
in the event n erso decid desdIn eeo e s alo declou by tha OUa wth rpescttO
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event
such person may need to ensure that a verbatimn record of. the public hearing Is
made, which record Includes the testimony andevidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance with the Amerdbans with Disability Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact Lyn Lowe at (863) 763-9460 at least seven (7) days pdor to th e of the
Dated thls1l4th day of December, 2006
John F. Ha2lord
Executive Director, QUA
181849 ON 12/16,21,26/061/5/07 ..

Community E'events

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip \,Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, call (.863) 357-MAIN.

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25 ..
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler Parks
#3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information,
contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18,2007. The contests con-
sist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and woodwork-
ing. There will also be food competitions such as home baking and
canned onods and a veogetahle competition featuring categories such as

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 UL.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (.863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms YMS collecting printer cartridges
and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or -toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327. plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
ik rall fits local chriti tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Bike rally beneis local charities Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Okeechobee
Agri-CMic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9
p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests, ven-
dors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass ,.':
is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake
Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Ven- '"..
dors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security ..
personnel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-
8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto; or by mail at Splin- -- -
terProductions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973. : ,i2, -.-
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Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seeking
an experienced mural artist to paint 4n outside mural. The building the
mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building located in the
heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave. The expected size of
the mural should cover.the front of the two-story by 30-foot building. The
theme of the mural will feature the history of the telephone service in
Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required for this project. The mural
committee is accepting designs and proposals for this mural project. Pro-
ject is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please contact Bridgette Waldau at
(863) 467-7300 for information.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for
one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest,
300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go
toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offersH IV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs
instruction course that complies with Florida employment requirements
for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the successful completion of a multiple
choice written test. The cost of .the course is $15. Call the local Red Cross
office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking foi help with its bell ringing effort this
Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can help fill our
schedule, with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-0427, or Ron at
(863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage businesses and.organiza-
tions to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let your associates cover one of
our locations and get in the Christmas mood helping us help our com-

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

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time -.a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school.
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 am. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from I until 4
p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is $30
for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information, call
Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to.hfelp people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at; or, call
(863) 462-5350. '

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
appllcation(s) for permit have been received forproject(s) In Okeechobee Coey:r.
J L Farmsina LLC (J L Farms) PO Box 1692,'Okeechobee, FL 34973, has submiltte
Applcation 061128-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-0017&W to tigale
1562.53 acres of livestock. The water will be withdrawn from the Surfldal Aqu
fer and the project is located In Sections 6,31,32. Townships 3435 South, Range
36 East.
Northshore Village LLC, One N Clematis Street, West Paint Beach, FL 33401, has
submitted Application 061031-17 for an Environmental Resource Permit foi
384.41 acres of residential lands. The water wit be discharged to Taylor Creek
and the project Is located In Sections 13,14, Township 37 South, Range 35 East
Sundance Trails LLC (Sundance Tralls Ranch) 2333a Bickel Ave, Ste D-, Mia F
33129, has submitted Application 061113-2 for moditficeaon of Envronmenta
Resoure P t 47-00700 or 768.1 acm ores dental lands. The water wll
be discharged tothe C-24 Canal.and the project is located in Seotions 3-5,8-10
Township 36Southi,Range36 East .
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a wten reques
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regardig t ap-
plcation y wdti tothe outh Fld a Water Mangen District,At E
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 date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regardngthis application. A copy of the
staff report ust berquesed in order to rema dvsed ofurtherprcedgs
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a widten request therefore af
reviewing the staff report
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