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Vol. 96 No. 71


Saturday, March 12, 2005


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Brief

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taking phone calls
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ering Okeechobee After Disas-
ter) is only able to take informa-
tion over the telephone. They
do not have the office space to
interview clients in person. In
the near future, they hope to
have office space to interview
clients. Because of an equip-
ment failure, those people who
called R.O.A.D. after 2 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoon are asked to
call back. The number is (863)
357-4177.

Inside

3 shot to death at
Atlanta courthouse
A judge presiding over a
rape trial was shot to death Fri-
day along with two other peo-
ple at the Fulton County Court-
house, authorities said. A
fourth person was critically
wounded and the suspect, the
defendant at the trial,
remained at bay hours later.
Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor con-
firmed that Superior Court
Judge Rowland Barnes and his
court reporter were killed. He
gave no other details in
announcing the deaths in the
state Senate. A deputy died
later at a hospital, authorities
said.
Witnesses said the gunman
carjacked a car and authorities
were searching for a green
Honda Accord that w'as
hijacked from a newspaper
reporter.
Page 2

Schilling to
attend hearing
Curt Schilling plans to
attend next week's congres-
sional hearing on steroid use
in baseball, becoming the first
current player to agree to testi-
fy before the panel.
Speaking at Boston's spring
training camp in Fort Myers,
the Red Sox ace said Friday
that he has "nothing" to offer
the panel.
"I'm still real confused as to
why I was put in this group
and why there are other play-
ers that aren't in this group,"


Schilling said.


Page 7


Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.89 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.24 feet

(SOURCE: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds . ..13-15
Comics ..........12
Community Events. ...4
Crossword ......... 13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ......... .... 7
TV ...............14
Weather . . .2

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been closed since last hurricane season due to major damage to the


Fate of Pizza Hut uncertain


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The residents of Okee-
chobee have been anxiously
waiting for the re-opening of
one of their favorite restau-
rants.
Six months after the hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne
blew through Okeechobee,
the Pizza Hut restaurant at the
intersection of Wolff Road and
U.S. 441 S. has remained
closed with its battered red
roof a reminder of the summer
most area residents would like
to forget.
Employees of Franchising
Property Service of Wichita,
Kans., arrived in town this
week to begin evaluation of
the existing Pizza Hut building.
"We are gutting the build-
ing so that insurance adjusters
can come in to evaluate
whether it Would be better to
repair the building or replace
it," stated F.P.S. supervisor
Dale Tilley.
There was a great deal of
water damage that resulted in
moldy conditions following
the storms. Currently, the


Zoning



changes



questioned


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Many times zoning changes
are routinely approved by the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners with lit-
tle or not comment, but that
wasn't the case at Thursday's
meeting.
Three of the four zoning
changes under consideration
were questioned. Commission-
-ers also declined to schedule a
public hearing on abandoning
a plattedd easement in Treasure
Island.
I After some debate, Mile
High Funding Group was grant-
ed a change in zoning from resi-
dential single family to residen-


tial general. The property is
located on the north side of
S.W 28th Street, west of Osceo-
la Middle School. The develop-
ers have stated that they want to
build multi-family residences
on the property.
Fred Walker, who lives on
S.W. 28th St., expressed con-
cern for increased traffic with
the schools nearby.
Commission Chairman
John Abney asked Mr. Walker if
he would approve of the rezon-
ing if the road were improved.
Mr. Walker replied that the
location was not a good spot
for apartments because of the
school traffic, children walking
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The interior of Pizza Hut was gutted to enable insurance
adjusters to evaluate the amount of damage and to ascer-
tain whether it would be better to rebuild or repair the
building.


majority of the building has
been torn out including the
seating area, the restrooms
and the cooking areas.
"I can't give you an estimat-
ed re-opening date until it is
decided which way the com-
pany is going to go," said Mr.
Tilley. "If they decide to tear
down the building and


rebuild, it will take longer to
re-open." .
The good news is that work
is at least starting on the popu-
lar restaurant. The bad news is
that the community will have
to continue to watch the tele-
vision advertisements for Pizza
Hut and hope for a speedy
completion.


Prowlers take road trip


around Lake Okeechobee


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Twenty-three Plymouth
Prowlers made their way
through Okeechobee County
Saturday, March 5, to the
delight of visitors and locals
alike.
The owners of these limit-
ed-production vehicles took
advantage of the beautiful
Florida weather to take their
prized possessions out for a
pre-spring airing. During their


road trip, they stopped at
Lightsey's Restaurant at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Mari-
na.
The Prowler, built by Ply-
mouth, had a short life span.
The first ones came off the line
at the Conner Avenue Assem-
bly Plant in Detroit, Mich., in
1997. With only 457 cars made
that year, 343 were sent to the
Us.; 53 were sent to Canada;
a t, 61 were Pilot Prowlers.
With only 396 for sale, most
engineering Pilot Prowlers


were destroyed by Chrysler
Corporation. The cars all came
in one color purple.
In 1999 production
increased and 3,900 cars
rolled onto the streets in pur-
ple, yellow, black and red.
The year 2000 saw produc-
tion dip to 2,724 cars that
came in purple, yellow, black,
red, silver, Woodward
(silver/black), and two/tone.
There were 13 colors avail-
See Prowlers Page 2


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Twenty-three Plymouth Prowlers stopped at Lightsey's Restau-
rant at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina Saturday after-
noon, March 5, during a club outing.







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Zoning
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to school and traffic around the
churches.
Another area resident, Leroy
Briney, also spoke against the
rezoning. He, too, felt that it
should not be that close to the
schools.
"We don't need that," he
asserted.
Mr. Briney called attention to
other areas that have recently
been zoned residential general
and asked how much residential
general property Okeechobee
needs.
Joey Hoover, chairman of the
affordable housing committee,
expressed an opposing view. He
said that a recent survey indicated
that 780 units are needed. He said
there is a critical need for housing
for teachers and other profession-
als.
Mr. Hoover added that multi-
family units are necessary for eco-
nomic development.
In contrast to the other speak-
ers, Mr. Hoover asserted that the
location in question was ideal
because it is close to areas where
people would be working or
shopping and would therefore cut
down on traffic on other roads in
the county.
Mr. Hoover noted that the
property in question was a small
part of a larger development. He
said the entire development
would house the same total num-
ber of families, whether or not a
part of that total was in multi-fami-
ly housing.
Mr. Briney expressed the opin-
ion that teachers might not want
to live so close to where they
work.
Housing Official Bill Royce was
asked what type of housing would
be built on the property.
He replied that at this stage of
the development, it is not known.
Mr. Abney stated that he had
some concerns about the project,
but they were not necessarily hin-
drances to the project.
"We need multi-family hous-
ing; it would be a good location,"
he asserted.
The second zoning matter dis-


cussed also generated some
opposition.
Community Utilities II, Inc. had
requested a change in zonining
from the existing agriculture and
residential mobile home to resi-
dential general. They also
expressed a desire to construct
multi-family housing.
The property in question is
located on the west side of S.E.
18th Terrace and north of S.E.
32nd St.
The planning board had rec-
ommended that commissioner
deny the request.
Mr. Royce expressed concern
that there are a row of single-fami-
ly lots in front of the property. He
was also concerned with egress to
the property since only a 70-foot
wide strip connects it with S.E.
18th Terrace. He said the pro-
posed zoning was not consistent
with the area.
Attorney Tom Conley, repre-
senting the applicant, spoke in
favor of the zoning change.
"I can't think of a better place
for multi-family," he said.
He said the property begs for
rezoning because it can't be used
as it is.
Commissioners voted in favor
of the request.
The next zoning issue consid-
ered was also questioned.
Oscar Daniel, owner and Land
Ventures of America, LLC, appli-
cant, requested a change in zon-
ing from agriculture to residential
general. The expressed reason for
the zoning change was to allow
for multifamily use.
An area resident, Howard Van
Wert asked if commercial devel-
opments would be allowed on the
U. S. 441 S.E. side of the property.
Mr. Royce replied that the prop-
erty would have to be rezoned for
that to happen.
Mr. Van Wert also alluded to
traffic problems. He asked about
four laning U.S. 441 S.E. and was
told that that probably would not
happen for awhile.
Commissioners Ray Domer
then inquired about water and
sewer.
Mr. Royce said that it was not
Known at this time how the
developer planned to handle
those utilities. He went on to add


that half-acre lots can use septic
tanks.
"We don't want to encourage
this," Commissioner Gene
Woods said of using more septic
tanks.
Mr. Domer said that to allow
more septic tanks would be out
of the question.
The rezoning request passed
even though Commissioner Elvie
Posey stated that he is in favor of
rezoning but not in favor of more
septic tanks.
Thomas King requested aban-
donment of a platted drainage
easement in Treasure Island. His
mobile home encroaches 5 feet
onto,the easement. The commis-
sioners were requested to sched-
ule a public hearing on the mat-
ter.
Mr. Royce noted that the road
and bridge department uses the
drainage easements in Treasure
Island for drainage from roadside
-swales to the canals. In addition,
he was very concerned about set-
ting a precedent if the easement
were abandoned.
Attorney Devin Maxell, speak-
ing in behalf of Mr. King, said
what his client wanted was relief
and not necessarily abandondon-
ment. He suggested that the
encroachment be allowed to
remain for the life of the 1984
model mobile home currently on
the property. Then, he said, when
the mobile home is' replaced the
problem would go away.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
he was not in favor of holding a
public hearing on the matter.
Mr. Posey said he was "totally
not in favor" of allowing an
encroachment on a county right-
of-way.
"If you allow this, you are set-
- ting a precedent," Mr. Domer
added.
Commissioners declined to
schedule a public hearing and
passed a motion to seek removal
of the mobile home.
The one noncontroversial real
estate issue dealt with. D. Louse
Kreigl Robertson's requested
change in zoning from residential
mixed to neighborhood commer-
cial in order to build an office
building. The property in ques-
tion is located at 5900 S.R 70 East.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
The Plymouth Prowler made heads turn Saturday, March 5,
as 23 of the sports cars made their way through Okeechobee
County. Yellow Prowlers first came into production in 1999.
The original Prowler came off the assembly line in 1997 and
came in purple only.


Prowlers
Continued From Page 1
able for the 3,127 Prowlers man-
ufactured in 2001. They were
purple, yellow, black, red, silver,
Woodward (silver/black),
Orange, blue Chrysler, Black -
Chrysler, Orange Chrysler, Sil-
ver Chrysler and Inca Gold -
Chrysler.


But by Feb. 15, 2002, produc-
tion of the luxury hot rod ended
with.only 1,431 coming off the
line.
These cars have become a
collectors item and are still in
great demand with the retro hot
rod lover.
For information on this limit-
ed production sports car, visit
the Chrysler Prowler Owners
Association's website at
ProwlerOnline.com.


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Courtesy photo/OMS
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week. They are (front, left to
right) Clark Smith, Heather Menendez, Kim Riley, Megan Schrock, (back row) Mykia Smith,
Audrey Turbeville, and Jessica Bigford. Not pictured: Myranda McAllister.


FCAT testing begins next week


Courtesy photo/Bennett Yeilding
Melinda Belleville (center) was the program presenter to Rotary March 1. She was invit-
ed to the Club by Felicia Bradley (left) and (right) is Kristy Crawford, Rotary president.


Pregnancy Resource Center


director speaks to Rotarians


By Bennett Yeilding
Melinda Belleville who is
director of the Pregnancy
Resource Center, located at 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Unit D, here in
Okeechobee, spoke about the
functions of the center. The cen-
ter provides testing, counseling,
parenting classes and .life skill
classes to women who are preg-
nant. Most of the participants are
single women, many who have
nowhere to go or place to turn for
help. The center provides a posi-
tive, uplifting environment for the
women and as the womenpartic-
ipate they earn "bonus dollars"
they can use to purchase items


they need. The center depends on
corporate funds and private con-
tributions for support. They have
no other source of funds. Some
women are provided placement
in "safe" homes to stay during
their pregnancy. The centers will
provide counseling for post-abor-
tion clients as well. Ms Belleville
stated that the life skills classes are
really effective because many of
these women have never learned
skills they need to make it on their
own. She ended her presentation
by asking if the club or an individ-
ual would like to help support the
,,center to please contact her. The
phone number is (863) 763-8859


or you can just go by the address
printed above.

In other business President
Crawford reminded the members
that-we would be operating a
booth at Speckled Perch Festival,
March 12 and 13. Also that we
have the drink concession for the
big motorcycle rally at the Ag
Center on May 28-30 and need
volunteers for that also. Our
LO.S.T. bicycle ride on the dike at
the lake is scheduled for April 23.
All you biking enthusiasts be sure
and mark your calendars. Rotary-
meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral. Come join us.


If you haven't visited Osceola
Middle School (OMS) lately, you
may want to make a stop by Build-
ing 2 to see the latest projects from
Mrs. Childs' history class. Her sev-
enth grade students have been
studying Colonial times and the
Colonial "Eliminations." Students
have created fantastic artwork
using this technique, and superb
examples are decorating the hall.
Come take a peek.
The Jaguars are hard at work at
their bridge building project, a
hands-on study of engineering and
economics principles. The students
form groups and become corpora-
tions, and they are given a budget.
They mriust purchase bridge build-
ing supplies (in this case, tooth-
picks and glue), design a bridge,
and build it. At the end of the proj-


ect, their bridges are subjected to a
strength test, and the .corporations
whose bridges hold the most
weight and maintain operations
within their budget win. We are
looking forward to seeing their fin-
ished products.
The time has come where OMS
students will face the FCAT testing.
Parents can help their students be
prepared for the test days next
week by getting them to bed early,
making sure they have eaten a pro-


tein-rich breakfast, and sending
them to school with plenty of
sharpened #2 pencils. The stu-
dents are well-prepared for the
exams, and we wish them all the
best in their test-taking.

Upcoming Events:
March 14: FCAT testing Sun-
shine State Standards Reading Test;
March 15: FCAT testing Sunshine
State Standards Math Test; March
16: FCAT testing Norm-Refer-
enced. Test (Reading and Math);
March 17: FCAT make-up testing
and last day of third nine weeks;
March 18: FCAT make-up testing;
March 21: FCAT testing (8th grade
only) Science Test; March 22:
FCAT make-up testing; March 24:
Report Card Day; March 25: Holi-
Sday- Good Friday- no school.


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Arrest Reports


The' following individuals
were arrested-on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges" by"'the 'Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) .or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Charles James Roberts III,
18, of S.E. 108th Dr. was arrested
on March 8 .and charged with
burglary to an occupied dwelling
and grand theft. He was released
on his own recognizance.
Tiffany Ann Schultz, 36, of
S.E. 21st Ct. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 9 and charged
with driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge, posses-
sion of marijuana under 20
grams, possession of cocaine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Justin Southerland, 19, was
arrested and charged with viola-
tion of probation count 1 pos-
session of marijuana count 2
possession of drug parapherna-
lia.
Rodney Allen Paxton, 27, of


Frostproof was arrested on
March 9 and charged with bur-
glary of a conveyance and grand
theft of a motor vehicle.
Melinda Jimmie, 26, of Hol-
lywood was arrested on March 9
and charged with violation of
probation warrant count 1
criminal mischief count 2 resist-
ing arrest without violence count
3 DUI. No bond was set.
Lori Choate, 36, of S.E. 24th
Boulevard in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 10 and
charged with petit theft 39
counts second degree, petit theft
23 counts first degree, grand theft
32 counts, uttering forged bills 11
counts, forgery 11 counts and
tampering with physical evi-
dence.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent of
has had the charges dropped
against them is welcome to
inform the newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and
printed.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office

March 4
Trespass, S.W. 28th St.
Burglary, S.E. 35th Ave.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. Fourth St.
Fight, S.E. 43rd St.
Burglary, U.S. 78 W.
March 5
Suspicious incident, N.E. Fifth St.
Burglary, N.E. Second St.
Escape prisoners/prisoners in cus-
tody, N.E. 168th St.
Suspicious incident, N.E. 11th St.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Burglary, N.W. 98th St.
Elderly/Alzheimer's, N.E. Fourth St.
Traffic accident/injuries, S.R. 70 W.
Assadlt, U.S. 441 S.E.
Robbery/armed; S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident/injuries, S.R. 710.


March 6
Assault, U.S. 441 S.E.
Armed robbery, S.E. 34th Ave.
Recovered/missing person, S.W. 16th
St.
Fight, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, N.E.
13th Ave.
Traffic accident, U.S. 78 W.
Burglary, N.W. 38th Ave.
Traffic accident/diesel spill, U.S. 441
N.
March 7
Vandalism,,N.W. Sixth St.
Vandalism, U.S. 441 S.E.
Suspicious incident, S.E. 44th Ave.
Theft/cell phone, S.E. 42nd Trace
Structure fire, N.W. 36th St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, N.W.
11th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. Third St.
Vehicle fire, N.E. 128th Ave.,
Assault, S.W. 28th St.


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The discussion
Kevin Lute (left) as Nick, Rahl Wilkinson (center) as Frank
and Shirly Bush (right) as Aida, Nick's grandparents are
preparing to have a discussion about Franks ability to
drive, since he was suppose to be backing the car and
went forward into another vehicle. Frank gave up his set of-
car keys, then announced that it was ok because he had
another set. All this took place during a play titled "Over
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The cafeteria staff at Central Elementary School this week
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meals for the children are: (left to right) Shirley Aragon,
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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

ROAD Number
"If you would be so kind as to reprint the phone number for
Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (ROAD). I tried calling the
phone number when I read it in Speak Out, and I've tried calling it
many times but no one answers."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Since the staff is made up
of volunteers, there may be times when no one is in the office.
We were told that their answering machine malfunctioned the
other day so they missed a lot of calls maybe even yours. The
group's phone number is (863) 357-4177.)
Junkyard Reply
"In response to the article titled 'Junkyard Debate' in the Speak
Out section of the newspaper: while the author of the article
enjoys looking at the sight of the junkyard many of us will contin-
ue to appreciate the 'conglomerate next door' that supplies us
with goods and services so we don't have to drive 40 miles one
way to shop. I've noticed the conglomerate employees are many
of our friends and neighbors of the community, also."

.Compliment
"This is a compliment to the animal rescue. I adopted a little
dog from them and the two ladies that work there went way
beyond their job to help me. They couldn't have treated me or my
new pet any better.!
Dan Rather
"Dan Rather being replaced as the CBS anchorman is proba-
bly because the Bush clan doesn't like him. Should the president
or the powers that be have the ability to manipulate the news that
much? Bush especially didn't like Rather's reporting about
Dubya's Vietnam service. Don't the American people have the
right to know exactly all the details of what Dubya was doing dur-
ing the Vietnam era?"

Trash Talk
"I really get tired of these Northern people trashing Okee-
chobee especially the man from Michigan. We like it the way it
is, and we live here year-round."

No Plan
"Easter is coming up, the gas prices are rising and No Plan
Bush and his cronies are lining their pockets with gold black
gold that is. I call him No Plan Bush because regardless of what is
going on, he has No Plan not even a clue."
OUA Increase
"I feel so sorry that the OUA rates will.be hitting the camp-
grounds in the pocket book. How do they figure that an RV uses
80 percent less than a homeowner, when you do the same thing
in an RV that you do in your home even, if you use the camp
ground shower and laundry. I RV'd for 30 years and wasn't afraid
to use the campground's water."



Community 'Events


Church hosting yard sale, dinner
Old Regular Baptist Church, 201 S.W. 10th Ave.,-will be hav-
ing a yard and bake sale with dinner on March 17, 18 and 19
from 8:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners are $4, and you can eat in or take
out. Deliveries are available within the city limits for a small
charge. The delivery of five dinners or more is free. Thursday
dinner will be pinto beans and rice, fried chicken, mustard
greens and cornbread. Friday's dinner will be steak and gravy or
smothered chicken and two vegetables, roll or cornbread. Sat-
urday's dinner will be spaghetti with meat sauce with corn,
salad, roll or garlic bread. For information, call Wanda at (863)
357-0326.

Chamber Coffee Klatch planned
Chamber of Commerce will have their Coffee Klatch at 8
a,m. on March 17. The event will be hosted by Badcock Furni-
ture, 512 N.W. Park St. All Chamber members and their guests
are invited to the business social. For information, call (863)
763-3823.

Casino Night aids March of Dimes
The March 0' Dimes Casino Night will be held March 17
from 7 until 11 p.m., and will be hosted by :08 Seconds, 3751,
N.E. Fourth Trail. There will be snacks, a cash bar and live enter-
tainment. To take part, you must be 21' years of age. There will
be no monetary winnings, but there will be prize giveaways.
Event sponsorship is $250 and table sponsorships are $150. A
donation of $25 is requested. All-proceeds go to the March of
Dimes. For information, contact Sharon Johnson at (863) 634-
6241 or Jennifer Busbin at (863) 697-1701.





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Looking Back ...
Team members of the 1997-98 Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity basketball were: (left to right, back row)
Amanda Smith, Nina Wilson, Nicole Paulson, Misty Boteler and Jessica Smith; (front row, left to right) Wendi Snow,
Sarah A. Wills, Jenny Hoover, Brooke R. Emley, Sarah B. Dixon and Jordan M. Pearce.


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on 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.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and
join us. Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs;
personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex
abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863)
634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,
call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323..
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County
4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to
be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the ,
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office
at (863) 763-6469.


Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until'8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It will be an open step meeting.


Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 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 Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call
Eve at (863) 467-2674, or visit the web at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8
p.m.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at The Gathering in the con-
ference room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any.-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Seburity Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510-or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and,
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. pall Bobbi at
(863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested-are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863)
763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information,
call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is wel-
come. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is hav-
ing Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions
bring many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
. chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin
at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a:m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed-
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order or dual diagnosis.



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Community Events


Basinger church hosts revival
There will be a revival at the Basinger Church of God, 16050
U.S. 98 N., with Duane Pooler and Family March 12-13. Nightly
services will begin at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-1503.

Country music concert slated
Country music recording star Joe Nichols will be in concert at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., on March 12.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. After the concert there will
be a gathering at the Alibi's for hors d'oeuvres, music and' fun.
There is no cover charge far VIP ticket holders, otherwise the
cover charge is $5. Concert tickets are available at the Chamber of
Commerce, Eli's Western Wear and One Stop Express. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.

Festival features food and fun
The Speckled Perch Festival will be held March 12 and 13 from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Flagler park. There will be music, arts, crafts
and food. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Car show planned
The Bob Teany open class car show will be in parks 5 and 6 in
Flagler Park all'day on March 12 as part of the Speckled Perch Fes-
tival.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
,Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a three-concert series beginning March 12 with the Joe
Nichols concert during the Speckled Perch Festival. Other con-
certs will be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration,
and during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the
bands and artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer
your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce
at (863) 763-6464.

Tax laws topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 12, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7. FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be
Michael Dobsinski, media relations specialist with the Internal
Revenue Service. The topic will be the changes'in tax laws, filing
options and tax breaks for hurricane victims. For information, call
the IRS at (800) 829-1040; or for forms and publications, call
(800) 829-3676.

Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri -Civic Center that was sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20.
Please have show boxes and record books completed early and
do not miss FCAT tests March 14, 15 and 16 so there are no make-
ups during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes (863)
357-2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.

The Gathering hosts gospel sing
The Gathering, located at the corner of S.W. 24th Avenue and
S.W. 16th Street, will host a gospel sing on March 12 at 6 p.m. Fea-
tured will be Audience of One, The Celebration Singers, Uncle
Jim Settles, Josh Wanless and Friends, Pastor Mike Brown and the
Gathering Praise Team.

Rodeo tickets now on sale
The 165 families of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation invite you to join in the family fun during their 54th rodeo
season at the Okeechobee Rodeo to be held Saturday, March 12,
and Sunday, March 13, at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S.
441 N. This PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned
rodeo will include Harbor Federal Saddle Bronc Riding, Domer's
Inc. Steer Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding, Publix Barrel Race, Calf Rop-
ing, Everglades Farm Equipment Bareback Riding, RJ Gator's
Mutton Bustin', The Tucker Group Wild Horse Race and Big Lake
Eye Care Calf Scramble. Rodeo tickets are on sale now at Eli's
Western Wear, 907 W. North Park Street in Okeechobee, for $14.

Genealogical Society will meet
The'Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet March 14
at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
Everyone is welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863)
467-2674.

Blood center to be at festival
Florida's Blood Centers, sole supplier of blood to Raulerson
Hospital, will be at the Speckled Perch Festival Sunday, March 13,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Remember there is no upper age limit to
donate blood. However, you must weigh 110 pounds, had no tat-
toos or body piercing in the last year, be cancer free for five years
(excluding basal cell or squamous skin cancer) and be free from
colds. We are in need of all blood types. For information, visit
www.floridasbloodcenters.org.






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Boise advances
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ed by teammate Coby Karl after making a basket in the
final seconds of Boise State's 73-72 win over Nevada in
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The Lady Brahman netters
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thers of Fort Pierce Westwood
at the Lawnwood Tennis
Courts, 7-0.
The boys team continued
to struggle winning only their
doubles matches. They were
defeated 5-2.
The individual results are
as follows:
Girls Singles: Catherine
Spangler (OKE.) def. Alex Tor-
bett (FPW) 6-1, 6-1; Alyssa
Wright (OKE) def. Maxine
Matses (FPW) 7-6, (11-9), 6-1;
Jenni' Ronkko (OKE) def.
Olivia Macy (FPW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-
0; Rina Boswell (OKE) def.
Janessa Jansik (FPW) 6-0, 6-0;
Jami Fadley (OKE) def. Marie


LeBlanc (FPW) 6-1, 6-1..
Girls Doubles: Spangler
, and Wright (OKE) def. Torbet
and Jansik (FPW) 8-4; Ronkko
and Boswell (OKE) def. Jesic-
ca Leveque and Midian Ambo
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Boys singles: Cruz Cline
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Robert Bourbon (FPW) def.
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By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Last Saturday was a beautiful
day to be on the lake. Fifty-five
boats took advantage of the
weather to compete in the Chris-
itian Team Trail bass tourney.
Congratulations to George
Marshall, Jr. and George Mar-
shall, Sr. for their first place fin-
ish. They brought 19.08 lbs. of
bass to the scale to edge out sec-
ond-place finishers Craig Smith
and Bill Rose, who had 18.44 lbs.
The Marshalls also Won big fish
honors with an 8.07 lb. beauty.
Congratulations to a young
angler Robbie Hays and his part-
ner George Green for placing
third in the tournament with
15.0 lbs.
This will be a busy weekend
in Okeechobee with the Speck-
led Perch Festival in the park, the
Spring Cattlemen's Rodeo and
the Headturners3.com bass tour-
ney taking-place on Saturday and
Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Boats will leave at safe light and
return at 3 p.m. for weigh-ins.
According to the local weath-
er forecast, it should be another
.great weekend to get out on the
-lake and catch a few fish.
The specks are still biting in
.the Kissimmee River, at Indian
Prairie and at Harney Pond on
minnows, yellows jigs and
Andy's yellow arid white jigs.
They are also bringing them in
:from The Pass.
: Bass anglers are having luck at
-the Monkey Box once they get
,through the traffic jam there; in
;the river; in grassy areas; and,
anywhere the water is clear. The
largemouths are biting on shin-
ers, Flukes, spinnerbaits and soft,
plastic 3- and 4-inch crawdads.
Anglers have stated that the
majority of the bass they're catch-
ing will run between and 5 lbs.


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The Okeechobee Contractors
'Association has announced that
they will sponsor a bass tourna-
ment on April 2. Boats will leave
Okee-Tantie Marina at safe light
and return at 3 p.m. for weigh-
in.
The Christian Team Trail tour-
nament is also scheduled for
April 2 at the .Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. They will return for weigh-in
at 1 p.m. Both of these tourna-
ments will be held in conjunc-
tion with the Waterfest event
also being held at Okee-Tanie.
Have a safe weekend, enjoy
the festivities and catch those
fish.


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may be purchased also to put more livestock on. Call for baths on large canal. A must see in BHR. Call Barbara nights! Open concept floor plan. Come and see! Call Chuck the extra lot! So much we can't list it all! Call Dale space! Must see, call Barbara Coleman for more
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got it! And all for $160,000. Call Jerri Lynn pole barn with stall and fenced in area for horses or ality Come take ii lnok, call Larry Richards for more canal to Lake. Call for more details. $245,000.. large front porch and watching the ducks. Asking
Hill for more information, or to see! cows. $138,000. (#87665) details. (#88520) $150,000. (#88641)


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thru-out, designer kitchen w/island, This property has great potential.
custom cabinets w/roll out drawers. Extra rooms for the family. Property
Secluded estate setting w/private drive is fenced. New roof 1998. Expect
and grandfather oaks. (#88537) seller to be firm. (#88503)


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CLOSE TO OGCC $45,000
Beautiful building lot, some trees. Close to
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. Call for
more information. Lot next door for sale @
$45,000, (Package @ $90,000 for both). Buy
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RIEUL't. UIN 'IRILC $ilI UUU
C 3rure l ike 2- BJ i. FIl r...om ..:p-
arate dining room, kitchen, 1 car garage
detached, 12x20. Front (3x58) and back
(4x13) porches, home furnished. New
metal roof 12/2004. New A/C & heat.
Easy to show. (#88539)


WATERFRONT WITH LAKE
ACCESS $15s,000
Single building lot, 150x110, boat slip,
seawall, 2 septics, partially fenced,
1Bd/1Ba, fishing cabin, great for that
get-away weekend and vacations.
Shed. (88018)


.PPROX. 5 ACRES $185,000 RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II
crr ,.',(,,..., h1 ., ile,,- .,:,,-.,..1 0-H 4 Bi'l oBa ,:, 2 I .:
2Bd/2Ba, living room, kitchen, dining, 2 out- ON CORNER LOT $89,900 (114x100 Total) Convenient to town.
buildings, Wooley shed 12x18, small shed for In town, 3Bd / 1Ba, den, carport, on corner Large family kitchen / dining, 4th BR
m lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceramic tile in
pump/washer 10x12, carport 18x20 metal kitchen, outside/inside just painted, 2004 used as den. All BR's have walk-in
w/metal roof. Fenced on 3. sides. Motor roofover. Great location near all conven- closets, each has ceiling fans.
home hook-up. (#88419) iences. Please call to see! (#88533) **Furnished**. (#88747)


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RANCHES
IN OKEECHOBEE
We have many 20 acre lots! Contracted & For
Sale By Owner / Realtor!
With or without homes, barns, fencing, cross-fencing, water
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Priced @ $310,000, $339,000, $359,000, $379,000,
$400,000, $699,000
20 ACRE RANCH
Beautiful, improved pastures. Fenced & cross fenced
$310,000
Call for further information (561) 799-4015
W. Okeechobee (S of SR70)
40 ACRE RANCH
Fenced & cross fenced, 3 wells and working windmill, 80ft. barn,
tack room, bathroom, feed room, central air, 1700 sq. ft. new home
ready for you to pick your colors & decorating touches. Many
extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses. $799,900 Call Kathy
for more info. (561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)
REALTY ASSOCIATES FLORIDA PROPERTIES
8409 N. Military Trail, Suite 115
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 799-4015


Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134

"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mikon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley, 697-6221
104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
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ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE G,:,-ou PRIME LOCATION GREAT INVEST-
3/2 River Oak Acres home. In-ground MENT 1/2 block off 441 uptown. 5 lots
pool, 3 bay garage, large enclosed porch (250x142), 3 bldgs/houses/offices. Zoned
and much more. Call Bill 697-6797. C-1. $455,000. #306A/88571. Seller
$699,000. #221A. MOTIVATED! Call Lori 634-1457.
BEAUTIFUL 45 ACRE HORSE FARM: 9 stall barn, paddocks, 2001 3/2 DWMH, two ponds, bay-
head. $625,000. #211/88228. MOTIVATED! Call Lori 634-1457.
LAKEPORT HOMES ONLY SECTION... 2/1.5 home with 2 car or 2 boat garage. New roof,
screened enclosure on 97x116 lot. This is a great deal at $105,000. #210B.
ONE ACRE: beautifully landscaped and surrounded by ranchland splendor complete with an
immaculate 3/2 DWMH, garden tub. Island kitchen and a pristine view! $135,000. #201A.-Call Jeri.
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 acre Oak paradise. 5BD home, 3 MH's, 2 barns,,bunk house, bath
house, pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property for a retreat. Reduced/motivated! $749.000.
#204. Call Lori 634-1457.
3.75 ACRES FENCED IN VIKINGI excellent location for those who enjoy birding in a State Park.
On canal w/stocked pond. Super nice 3/2 Palm Harbor w/vaulted ceilings, garden tub & separate
shower in master. $149,900. #207/8815'1. Call Jeri.
PLATTS BLUFF 4.23 ACRES: fenced, well, septic, beautiful oak, maple, fruit trees. Older SWMH.
$125,000. #210. Seller MOTIVATED! Call Lori 634-1457.
BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY extremely nice and well kept.furnished DWMH in Seminole
Cove. $92,500. #205/88163. Call Sheryl 634-1343.
GREAT SITE for commercial/industrial business. 100x150 lot. 1700SF CBS structure. $139,900.
#204A. Call Bill 634-6797.
CLASSIC CHARMER Indulge yourself in this lovely 2500SF 3/2 CBS home with fireplace, family
room on 4.94'acres. Update and move in or move in and update. $349,000. #211B. Call John.


WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
PURCHASE OFFER?
'Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,.
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says'you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:





Lenders' also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
.. dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
N ^ Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. .


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4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219


To find out how you can

be in this Real Estate Book

contact Kay Sheedy at


Okeechobee News


(863) 763-3134


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II.- "The Pacifier"-(PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Be Cool" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:05 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior-
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs


Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets,
For more information call 763-
4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used haridicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at 763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
N Hwy. 441. Join us in singing
some old time songs and commu-
nity entertainment. We are looking
to expand our group. Good clean
fun and a great sound are our
objectives. For more information,
please call 763-0175 or 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you liketo make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available:
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For-more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312.
The hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.
Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper tow-
els, old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.


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BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.
BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female,. vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
(863)697-8685.
CAT male white long hair w/
blue eyes needs his family
(863)801-3433 or
(863)801-1820
CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634
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CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 yrs. old. Goes
by the name "Duke".
Last seen in Bassinger
on, 1/4. Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in -Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both 1/ bull-
dog, 1/2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
.brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-


DACHSHUND
mix 9wk 2-m
(863)763-6524

FREE BUNNIES
6-7 WEEKS OLD
(863)467-4049
HOUSE TRLR SHELL- 28 ft,
suitable for storage, you
must move, In Canal Point.
(863)467-1761.
LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
Approx 6 wks
(863)467-4367
MOBILE HOME
single wide, good condition,
you must haul.
(863)673-2697


PITBULL guard dog no
good with children or other
animals loves water
(863)697-9922
RIDING MOWER, Crafts-
man. Free, you haul.
(863)467-6857

SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
you must move. Located
in Cn3l -Point. (863)467-





OKEECHOBEE
Sat. Mar 12th, 7a-?,
598 NW 22nd Ln.,
Behind Rodeo Grounds.
Moving Sale, Furn., Clothes
& Other Household Items.
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'OKEECHOBEE, Sat. & Sun.
3/12 & 13, 880 NW 141 St.
8a-?. Fishing rods & reels
Piano, Tools, Ceramic
shop, reloader & more!
VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065.


BEST FRIEND WANTED
For 67yr old male. Female,
Non smoker. Likes Dancing.
(863)801-1558.
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
Tall Guy secure,.60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123


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Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Teci./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391

FULL TIME POSITION
With Benefit Package
Agressive local
construction company
currently accepting
resumes for a
S.LICENSED
ARCHITECT AND/OR
ENGINEER.
Dept. #202
P.O. Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973

CLASS "A" drivers-Flatbed
& Walking Floor trl. Home
Every nite. F/T & P/T open-
ings, 6 day per wk. sched-
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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


Servers, Cooks & Buffet
Workers
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

DAYCARE HIRING, FT/PT
18 yrs. & older
w/diploma or GED.
(863)763-0611
DELIVERY DRIVER
CDL Class D. Clean
Driving Record. Full-time
Heavy lifting. Fluent in
English. Great Benefits.
DFWP Palm City
Millwork. 3313 SW
42nd Ave.Palm City
(800)273-5598
Delivery/furniture
assembly person needed for
Badcock Furniture.
Apply in person @
512 WN Park Street.
No phone calls.
DISTRIBUTOR
ROUTE SALES
WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
Drivers & Helpers
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
.Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.
DRIVERS
Small Trucking Company
Hiring OTR Drivers
Minumal experience
required, Call
(561)841-3480
FIELD CREW
Must have transportation.
Drug Free Work Place.
Apply with in Tradewinds @
200 SW 3rd. Ave.
Full time AP Clerk with ben-
efits. Fax resume to 772-
597-3300 or call 772-
597-3458.
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft
Office and Excel.
Contact Eric
(954)931-0125 for appt.

NEEDED

LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person Ati
406 N.W. 4th St.
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410
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RETAIL SALES/ COMPUT-
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Emloyment
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a
compassionate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
.be part of an excellent nursing team.
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972-2502 or call Keli Trimnal, Human Resource
Department, at 863-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
cation mailed.


FAMILY
PRESERVATION
SERVICES

BS/BA level professional to
work with abused and
neglected families. Fax
resume to: 772-293-0076.


POSITION AVAILABLE
In busy office for self motivated,
responsible individual with good
computer skills and basic understanding
of accounting. Please Respond To:
Classified Department
Dept #1390
PO Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973


Customer Greeter Needed
$18 per hour Entry Level Position
Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.

Call (772) 528-0450



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 FurtherDetails:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information

Local Construction Company now accepting
applications for the following positions:
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR
PROJECT MANAGER
Fax Resume to 763-4455 or in person at 200 NW 5 St.



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.

WANNA BE
CDL driver
Long hours! Good pay!
863)763-7053.
Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383

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Representative.
Assist the Management
Team in performing Cus-
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we'd like to hear from you!
Join the winning team
apply in person @ The
Okeechobee location!
DRIVER.
Just how much cash did
you take home from your
job today? Deliver part
time for the #1 pizza de-
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world &'make full time in-
come-up to $500 per
week, including cash tips
& mileage! Join the Win-
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COMMUNITt


Skilled Laborers needed for
metal building & concrete
work, $8-$12/hr. Apply at
K & K Construction office,
2308 S. Parrott Ave.,
(941)763-3314

SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
- to work and have transpor-
tation. (863)634-7455

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


Financial



Business
Opportunities w35,
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from .work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


COMMERCIAL BUSINESS
established in 1986 Vacu-
um Sales & repair
$10,000 (863)763-1022


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed -110
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all-tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,
Caipets, Windows
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380



CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call,24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140


Employment
Full Time


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.

BIKE, 3 Wheeler, #87 Tay-
lor Creek Lodge. Located
at 2730 Hwy. 441 SE
$100.



DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
4514.
PANS (8) For roof of car
port or FL rm. Aluminum.
4"x12"x13'L. $80 for all,
will sep. (863)763-0492
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 36wX62H. R/0
CL. $70 will sep.
(863)763-6216
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT.521/4wx493AH R/
0. CL/COL.$70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 524Wx49/H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216

WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.


Employment
Full Time


PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, ulster &
extra clip. Excellent cond.
$750 (863)467-2315



EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.


FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420


Empoyen


SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassuware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 5P85
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- 2,1/
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
END TABLE, Early American
w/storage L& build in
magazine rack. $40
(863)763-6843


DISHWASHER
Whirlpool, new, $200
(863)763-2234

MED CHEST FREEZER
like new
$150
(863)467-1788
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894


REFRI RATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.



TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.


Changing Table, Bassinet,
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
will sep. 863-357-7136


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749.


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.

SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.


Sports Cards, 6000+,
Baseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$100. (863)697-8547


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DINING RM SET- solid"
.wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991. b
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
- Entertainment Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep. (863)763-9135
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
58 inches wide, fits 33
inch TV, $50. (863)357-
3358
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.



KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.
MATTRESS & BOX
SPRING, Pillow top, King,
Nearly new. Used in spare
rm. $200 863-763-6843
Sofa w/recliners, Loveseat
& recliner, leather, navy,
exc. cond., $650. 863-
634-3320.



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard

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Full Time 205


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Full Time 205








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 12,2005 io


GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 lbs. Ap-
prox. 1/2 full of gas. $100
firm. (863)467-9506


:
HEATER, Gas, Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50
(863)763-4028




STOVE, Gas, by Brown, Air
Conditioner, nice sz., 110
volt. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)763-4028




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ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984
TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.
TRL. STEPS
$10 good shape
(865)924-9228




,GUITAR '02 GIBSON Gothic
Les Paul w/emg pick-ups
$800 or best offer
(863)634-3856



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
, string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition.- $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306




PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson P -i: -ir iio i 1 1
Woti-:, r;.n ,.LIV, $100i
t3,746;-2614.



BEAGLE PUPS CKC 2-f 3-m
Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready-
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
DONKEY- JENNY
5yrs. old
very gental Coggins Test
$300 (863)467-0613
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.


JACK RUSSEL- 6 '/2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.

MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.

PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.

TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.

YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.

YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692



POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878

SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425
(561)628-628-7532



STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.

STEREO SPEAKERS.
(1 pair) For home system.
170 max watt, 12", 3 way.
$50 (863)467-5500



SONY, 57", High Defini-
tion, 2003,' Model
KP57WS510, $1500.
(863)673-0139


SNAP ON PLASMA CUTTER
new. cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 (863)697-
S9704

SNAP ON "WIRE FEED
WELDER alum. spool
""gurrn--.O.mp 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704


I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake.
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar,i contact
(863)610-0965.

MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with Fl/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture



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




SOD EQUIPMENT
FORSALE
2 Harvesters, tractors,
fork lift, much more.
equip. In Okee. area
call (754)581-4948


GRADE QUARTERHORSE
MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
(772)201-7633.
MEADOWBROOK CART
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
(561)261-3530
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692
*******

WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



LAWN MOWER MDT
14.5hp, 42" cut. New
Starts. Good condition.
250. (863)447-3671.
Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
Seeds work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113

RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp; runs
good. $1400. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032




RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.


READING A

NEVSPAPER..,



SbesWi roiuds
E4 asendes,


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


EFFICIENCY APTS
All utilities paid
except phone. Furnished.
Adult Community. No Pets.
SSec. Dep. req'd. (863)
357-2044 9am-5pm.


BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)873-
2784.
COUNTRY HOME- 3br, 2ba,
11 mi west of Okeechobee
on Hwy 70, Horses wel-
come. $1200/mo.
(863)634-3262.


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 5 acres. Beautiful pond
& lake setting. Season or
Yearly. (305)944-2721



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-91.46.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 10"25
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land. Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1'I-,5
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property.
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080






CITY LOTS (3)
Zoned Heavy Commercial
$165,000 (863)634-6706
or (863)634-6545


KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.


Moore Haven
Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


OKEE 75'x100' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction:com
AB 111 AU 237

NEEDED: Land to lease.
10 Acres, Zoned Ag.,
Long term lease.
Call 719-963-9005.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252



WATERFRONT CANAL LOT
IV sale treasure island
$65,000 (772)332-5040
owner/agent


Mobile Homes


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



DOUBLEWIDE- 3br, 2ba,
1982 Barrington, all appli-
ances, must be moved,
$8000. (772)879-9486.




MOBIL HOME 2/2 on Wa-
terfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.



MOBILE HOME- 2/2 on Wa-
terfront lot in Private Park
furnished landscaped,
Many extras Call Jay 863-
634-3451.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 1BA,
Florida room, Laundry. Tay-
lor Creek Lodge 3865 SE
27th Way"(863)357-6379
Rent To Own, Mobile,
SHome, 2BR/1BA, ihcl. 1g.
lot. Low down payment,
bad credit ok, 2 miles from
Lake Okeechobee boat
ramp. 859-494-6713.

SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614

WATERFRONT Taylor Creek
3BR 2BA Lg Garage Cov-
ered dock lift. Lg screened
back porch 2351 SE 24th
Blvd PCI. Landscaped well
863-357-6379

YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228
*********" "**


Recreation



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


AIR BOAT 1994 w/150 Ly-
comon eng. & Trailer.
$6000 or best offer.
(863)610-0934
BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
BOAT TRAILER TIRES &
WHEELS. 5 Lug, 6 ply.
5.70x8.00. All 4 for $35.
(863)467-0613
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
CAROLINA SKIFF 19 Ft.,
Center Console, Trolling
Motor & Galvanized Trailer.
$1900 (863)467-2315
DECK BOAT, '92.
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

Outboard Boat Motor, '01',
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
(863)697-1645
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
- classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
1..

PONTOON OA, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

RUNABOUT, 16', carpet,
live bait well, 90hp motor
& trailer, $3500.
(863)674-0336
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
TROLLING MOTOR '97
Johnson 571b H.C. Bow
Mount 2-props/Handle
$200 (863)467-5736


ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Sips. 4, w/bath,appl.,
Solar charger & roof AC.
$2000 (863)467-7081
AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV..
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607


CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
SCREEN ROOM, Free
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607



BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.
EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
.Neg 863-467-1960


EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926
PONTOON HARD TOP,
Standard w/hardware.
$100 or best offer.
(863)532-9224 Mike
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.


HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. $1000 firm.
(863)634-9259


ALUMA LITE 35' TRLR- w/
33 ft Carpeted Florida
Room, 2AC, new appli-
ances, set up in Park.
863)467-6360 or
863)763-6200.
Pioneer TRL. '05 30' load-
ed, in Okeechobee mint
cond. $14,000 moving
must sell (754)581-4948


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40:35
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '92
Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612

CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591..
FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
FORD GRANADA '82,
redh l, t lenr, : lh
$200. Firm (803)805-8,789
FORD TAUlJS 198
$700 or best offer.
(863)447-0384

JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.

MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.
(863)983-4154.
NISSAN MAXIMA '92
runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-1600
OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94,
runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
(863)990-6398


F ali Notice


Puli Noti I


PUBLIC NOTICE
Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlori-
nating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The

water users may no:ice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap wa-
ter after March 8, 2005.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however,
if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for spe-
cial instructions concerning this matter. If you have tropical fish or aquat-
ic animals, you should contact your local tropical fish store for advice
and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the
water before adding it to your aquarium.
The hydrant flushing during this penod may cause the water to become
cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last
more than a few hours.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this
time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for
the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority.
If additional information is needed, contact Roy Reno at 763-3239. We
regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR
YOUR COOPERATION.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
559872 ON 3/10,11,12


I Autmobi lie


Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.



WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567



CHEVY '83, %1 ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1917 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920
TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
Body in great shape w/new
paint. Motor needs work.
$600 863)634-0936


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
(863)467-9077.

BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
ing $300 or best offer.
(772)201-7633.
CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
(863)675-1862
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.
RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.


SVGA MONITORS (2) 17".
$50 for both, will sep.
(863)467-5500


TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.

TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379

TRUCK TOPPER
L-88/2/ w-60'/2
$25
(863)697-8547


Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
ator, front end parts, tires,
a/c, $2500 neg.
(863)763-3679 aft 6.


CHEVY PICKUP, '84, /4 ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
(863)675-1862

DODGE 1500 '99 AT, AC,
Cruise, running grears
fine, needs front clip,
$2500 (863)634-5936

FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078

Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.

FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413


SUPERCHIP #2705-fiTS
2001-2003 GMC Truck w/
6.6L Duramax Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207


ISUZU RODEO, '92
runs good, driven daily
$1800
(863)467-9288


UTILITY TRAILER
4 ft wide, 8 ft long, $200
(863)763-2234



FORD AEROSTAR 1994
2 New tires, bat. & starter.
1 elderly owner. Serviced.
$1450. 561-889-7816


Community Events

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale March 17-19 from
7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee
Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All
* proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Business women's luhmcheon planned
American Business Women will have their monthly meeting on
March 18, with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. It will take
place at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Bring a friend to
experience the power of networking. Bring items to promote your busi-
ness and we all love a gift giveaway. For information, call Robin Delgado
at (800) 299-8878.

TOPS plans open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #669 Okeechobee will hold an
open house on March 18 at 9 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. The public is invited. For information, contact Ollie Margret at
(863) 467-9766.

Free memory loss screening offered
A free memory loss screening will be held March 18 from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This is for
anyone concerned about memory loss. Screenings will be done by the
Memory Disorder Center of St. Mary's Hospital. For appointment, call
(800) 861-7826.

Coalition schedules monthly meeting
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties -
formerly known as the School Readiness Coalition will be holding
their regular monthly business meeting at noon on Friday, March 18, at
the Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W Warfield Blvd., in Indiantown. For informa-
,tion or to RSVP for the lunch buffet, call (863) 462-5792:

GCSO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of reorganiz-
ing the Glades County Sheriff's Office Lake Search and Rescue Auxiliary.
There will be a meeting at the Glades County Courthouse County Com-
mission Chambers on Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to
become a member should be present. All applicants must pass a full
background check in order to be considered. For information, contact
Captain Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100.

Church hosting Easter egg hunt
Everglades Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt from 9:30
until 10:30 a.m. at the Everglades Elementary School playground at 3725
S.E. Eighth St. on March 19. Please call ahead if you want to attend so we
can accurately plan. There will be free games and activities, and the egg


hunt will begin at 10 a.m. For information, call Mary or Shawn Bergen at
(863) 467-5479.

WalkAmerica planned for March 19
The March of Dimes' WalkAmerica will be held March 19, starting at
7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (800) 627-2410.

Baptist church hosting seminar -
The Voice of the Martyrs, a three-hour equipping seminar, provides
the necessary tools to share the message that an estimated 250,000,000
Christians are persecuted for their faith and an estimated 160,000 Chris-
tians are martyred every year for their faith. The seminar will be-held
March 19 at the First Baptist Church ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave., from 6:30
p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is no charge.

Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th annual
Fort Drum Day on March 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a bar-
becue, live music and games. For information, call Judy (863) 357-1581.

Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist Rick Scarlett, pastor of
the Calvary Baptist Church in Deltona/Osteen on March 20-25 at 7:30
p.m. On Sunday, March 20, there will be a dinner starting at noon. A nurs-
ery will be provided each night. For information, call Netty Joyner at (863)
763-5845.

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W.
Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to

identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding services for
children and their families. Guest speakers will be Jack Frost, from the
Hibiscus Children's Center, and Dr. Brenda Garma, psychotherapist. The
public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.

Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, Ph.D.,
LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on adolescence and sexual
boundaries. The free lecture will be presented at the Red Cross office, 323
North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. You are asked to bring
your lunch, but beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are pre-
sented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by
the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming lectures will focus on
sex education for teens/parents, sexual predators, adolescence and sexu-
al boundaries, and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating.
The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures will begin promptly at
noon. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-
5877.


Radio Club sponsors testing session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Development
Center, 7200 U.S. 441 N., on March 23. Testing will start at 7 p.m.,
and will be held in the conference room. The fee is $1.4 per test ses-
sion and $14 for a retake. You must bring: any existing amateur
license; a photo I.D.; $14 cash, or check made out to "ARRL VEC";
and, if you have a license your FRN number. For information, con-
tact Joan Robbins (KG4YEJ) at (863) 467-3037 or
godfirst@strato.net.

Church hosts play on the Last Supper
The Okeechobee Christian Church will present The Living Last
Supper on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters
come to life in this portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-0070.

Fundraiser for planned Bobi O'Neill
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neill will be held March 26
beginning at 11 a.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. For information,
call Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford at
(863) 763-2121.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April 2
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the class is
$10. Registration will be on March 26 at 8 a.m. Please call ahead to
sign up for the class. You do not have to be an AARP member or
have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For
information, contact course instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-
0351.

Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
having an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on
Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Children are asked to
be at the church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog and soda for
lunch. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. The
children will be separated by age divisions: 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-
11. Parents are asked to stay. There will be prizes and other activities
for the entire family.

Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is beginning
their annual peanut butter Easter Egg sale. Our large eggs sell for
$3.50. They are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name
written on them. Our small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated
with a flower. To place an order, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 357-
0415. Place orders in advance and the order will be delivered to your
home or office. Orders will be taken through March 26.






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1995 Ford Escort LX
4 dr, 1.9L, auto, am/fm/cd, great on gas. M l ....$2,995
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier
4 dr, auto, power s/b, stereo, 91k mi. M .... $2,995
1991 Oldsmobile Cutless
4 dr, auto, mint condition, 52k miles. fH .... .. $3,495
1994 Nissan Altima GXE $3995
4 dr, auto, power w/l, 84k miles. . ..... $3,99
1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
V8, 4 dr, auto, power w/l, luxury for less. $3,995
1995 Saturn SC1 Coupe $3995
1.9L, auto, sunroof, 95k miles. M . . .$3,99
1995 Saturn SC1
2 dr, 1.9L, automatic, sunroof, 95k mi. ... $3,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, 73k mi. Mt ........ $3,995
1999 Ford Contour SE 4,
4 dr, auto, power w/l, 70k miles. ......... .4,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, 73k miles. S. ... $4,995
1993 Mercedes 190E
4 dr, auto, custom wheels, luxury for less. M. .. .$4,9950
1997 Mercury Villager GS
V6, automatic, power w/l, 7 passenger. MH ......$4,995
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville
V8, automatic, leather, extra clean. is ......... $4,995


2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS Wagon
Auto, good condition, 53k miles. R .... .. ... $5,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
V6, automatic, loaded, 56k miles. $ ............ $5,995
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis 5995
Only 31k miles. ........... ...... ........ $5 ,995
1999 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 28k mi. M .: 6 ..... $6,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
58k m iles ........................... $7 ,995
2002 Saturn L 00
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, power w/l, cd, 42k.mi. M. ..... ,995
1998 Ford Contour
Silver, 61k miles. ..................... $8 ,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis $9995
Silver, 52k miles. ............... ..... 9,99
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
Automatic, air, power windows/locks, cruise. i .$9,995
2000 Honda Civic LX
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, power w/Il, cd, 39k mi. .$9,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS $9995
Blue, 51k m iles. ...... . . . 9 ,9 9
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe
Automatic, extra clean, 42k miles .. $10,995
2001 Mazda Millenia
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof. ........ $10,995
2003 Buick Century
Executive Series. ...... . . $11,995
2002 Mercury Sable 1... 995
White, 10k -niles .. . . 11,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air cd, cruise, 52k mi. l .. $. .12,995
2000 Buick LeSabre
Only 49k miles. ... ... . ..... .... $12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS $13,495
Silver, 12k miles. LMN ............. $13,49
2004 Mercury Sable $13495
Silver, 19k miles. . . . . $13,495
2004 Mercury Sable $13, 95
Beige, 14k miles. .. . ........... .. ..,49
2001 Buick Regal
Silver, 26k miles,'like new. .. .... $13,995
2002 Toyota Camry LE ,9
4 dr, 2.4L, alloys, sunroof, 41k mi. ..... 13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, alloy wheels, air, 18k mi.. ........ $13,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air, cd, cruise, 41k mi. N $...........13,995
2001 Buick Park Avenue. .14,995
One owner, garaged. C ............'....... $14,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. ... $14,995
2004 Mazda3
4 dr, power w/l, alloys 25k miles. ..... .... .$14,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, auto, power w/l, c.d, 9k miles. MI ........ $15,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL .15,995
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 11k miles. ....... $15,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, wheels. N ........... $15,995


2004 Mazda6
,4 Jr a.iut 2 ?.L p'wer w.i l3 ',' 1 T, .. $15.995
2004 Mazda3
I dr l, i i r ..'. i ii.-....- I Jl:I ;,, $ 5,-. -1 5 ,9 95
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Air, cruise, automatic, cd, 29k mi. N ..... ..$15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles .............15,995
2002 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, leather, moonroof, cd, Joaded, 41k mi. N .$15,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L 6
5 dr, auto, alloys, power-w/l, cd, 8k mi. M ... 16,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 9000 miles. Si .T$16,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, alloys, auto, pwr w/l, cd, 1000 mi. i ft .. ... $17,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 14k miles. L .Y .. .......... .. $18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. $.18,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door, V6, cd, leather, 13k miles. .. ..... ..$19,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Silver, top chrome." ................. $21,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 22,995
Green, 15k miles. .................... 2 995


1997 Mercury Mountaineer
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, sunroof. Pi. ....... $6,995
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
4.0L V6, power windows/locks, 81k mi. N.i .... $6,995
1999 Honda CR-V LX
4 dr, 2.0L,,automatic, power w/l, cd. il ...... $7,995
1999 Toyota RAV4
Auto, auto, air, power w/l, stereo, 82k mi. ...$8,995


Pomr .cru se ototltw el*H ....$ 9m .
.L t e l monoopoe w l Ml......$1 /m .


5 oo, pwrml ,cd 57 ies H ....$ 29m .
1.L,5slull.rw/,cd 1kmiI M 24 / S.


2001 Toyota RAV4
4WD, 40k miles. : ......... 14,995
2005 Hyundai Tucson
2.0L, auto, factory warranty, 1794 miles. mH ...$17,995
2000 Lincoln Navigator 18,900
Silver, 73k miles. ....... ............. $18,900
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 2k miles. ...... $18,995
2001 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 65k miles .................... 21 ,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Green, 33k miles. .. ........ ....... $26,995
2004 Ford Expedition
White, loaded, like new. UN. .. ............ $26,995
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Leather, roof, loaded, 14k mi. ........ 29,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles. aL N .................. $35,995
2004 Lincoln Navigator
White., IN ... ...................... $39,995


1998 Mercury Villager
V6, automatic, 7 passenger, power w/l.'.r ...... $5. 995
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
V8, power w/l, won't last. iH .... .......... $5,995
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE
4 dr, V6, 7 passenger, family van. IR .......... $5,995
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Ext. Cab
V8, auto, 47k miles. i ............ .. $6,995
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Xcab
Automatic, air, cd, 58k mi. i ............. $1. 2,995
2002 Ford E150 Cargo Van $12,995
V6, automatic, air conditioning, stereo. N .$12,99
2003 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab
V6, 5-speed, air, bedliner, cd. N ............. $14,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, automatic, 22k miles. I .. .... $14,995


2003 Ford Windstar 14995
I, ,h,, '. $14995
2003 Ford Windstar SE Extended Van
',/i ,,-, ,,,,; :r ,... m ii, -.$ 14 ,9 9 5
2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, stepside, trailer package, 54k mi. . 17,995
2004 Mazda MPV
V6, auto, 4 dr, 7 passenger, 14k miles. .... 17,995
2004 Mazda MPV LX
4 dr, V6, power w/l, 14k mi. M ............18,995
2002 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, 40k miles., i .............. .... $19,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, auto, 21k miles. ................$. $20,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, power windows/locks, cd, 21k mi. M ... $21,995
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT$34,995
Cadillac Certified. C .................. 4 ,99



2000 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe
2.0L, automatic, leather, sunroof, 60k mi. 8,495
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, zoom zoom. M ......$8,995
2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr, auto, sunroof, spoiler, 33k mi. I ........15,995
2002 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, cd, 19k mi. ....$15,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, automatic, power windows, cd, 8k mi. $17,995
2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6, auto, sunroof, 700 miles. . .... $18,995
2000 Volvo C70
Black, 36k miles . . . . $22,995
1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Automatic, very rare, great buy. .. ........ $24,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 7500 miles. ........ $24,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast25,995
6-speed, cd, like new. i ................. $25,995
2004 Mazda RX8
Touring pkg, auto, leather, sunroof, 7k mi. .$27,995
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Automatic, chrome wheels, great condition. ..$29,995


1993 Lincoln Continental Signature $5995
V6, auto, leather, 79k miles. ... ,99
1998 Infiniti Q45
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, full power. ..... $9,995
1998 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 58k miles. IEM .................... 10,995
2000 Volvo S80 T-6
Only 49k miles. C .......... 3,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 44k miles. Ec l .................... $14,995
2002 Lincoln Continental "'"
White, 23k miles. .. 22,995
2002 Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Certified. ...................... $22 ,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low m iles. C .......................... ,99
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles ................. 23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. l ................... .$24,995
2001 Volvo V70
Red, 41k miles. W ................. 4,99
2002 Cadillac Deville
Sunroof, warranty. C ................. 25,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. 9 .$26,995
2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles.': ........ .. .........*$26,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Cadillac Certified. C ................. 26,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Low miles, 100,000 mile warranty. C ....... $28,495
2004 Lincoln LS
White, 12k miles. .................... $28 .0,9950
2001 Volvo'V70
Silver, 18k miles. 01Y .................. $29,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 10k miles. LMI .................... $32;995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 14k miles. MY ....................32,995
2003 Cadillac Deville DTS
Low miles, garaged. ............ 32,995


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