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Vol. 96 No. 113 Saturday, April 23, 2005 504 Plus tax
to phone requests
It has been brought to the
attention of the Glades Electric
Cooperative, Inc. that recently
some members have received
phone calls requesting imme-
diate payment on their past due
accounts for their electrical
service provided by Glades
Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The individual identifies
himself as an employee of
Glades Electric and asks for
credit card information over
the phone to prevent discon-
nection of service. There have
also been reports of collection
calls from an automated phone
calling system asking for pay-
ment by credit card over the
Glades Electric Cooperative
does not solicit payment via a
telephone calling system, nor
do they accept credit card pay-
ments. Members are asked to
not respond to these phone
If you receive a phone call of
this nature, immediately con-
tact the Glades Electric Cooper-
ative at 1-(800) 226-4024.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Comics ........... 11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .12
Obituaries . . .3
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV ................ 13
Weather ............ 2
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Speech program: C.E.S. announces winners of contest
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Central Elementary School (C.E.S) students participated in the 4-H Tropicana Public
Speaking Program. Fourth graders who placed are (left to right) Kylie Shirley (first),
Vanessa Watt (third) and Katherynne Valle (second).
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Central Elementary School fifth graders (left) Jessica Jimenez and Allyson Matthews
(right) placed in the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program. Allyson placed first in the
program. Jessica placed third. Stevie Brantley (not shown) placed second. The pro-
gram was open to fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The students were asked to write a
speech on a topic of their choice and present it in front of their classmates and judges.
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Stephanie Sickles (left) was honored by Okeechobee
County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper
right) for her selection to the International Science and
Engineering Fair and the Hearltand Honor Band. The
recognition took place at a recent school board meeting.
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Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with
disabilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children
between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture
and the primary income must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with disabilities to apply. For
more information, call (863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or
El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que nustro program ofrece. Servi-
mos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve
de ver salido del condado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y tra-
bajado en agriculura. Con el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de
agriculture. Animamos que las families con ninos incapacidados
aplican. Para mas information por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-
0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.
School collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will
be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be
dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave.
Legion accepting used printer cartridges
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate
your used or empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the
Post. The Post will receive a donation from ECC. All monies
received from this project will be used to purchase supplies for
the needy school children in the Okeechobee School system.
Boxes will be made available at the following locations: Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street.
Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 23,2005 3
Students enter Earth Day contest
Jolhnsie Lee Cooper
Johnsie Lee Cooper, age 72 of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, April
21, 2005, in
had been a resi-
dent of Okee-
James N. since
1988. Shewas a
member of the
Women of the
Moose, Okee- JohnsieLee
chobee Lodge. Cooper
She is sur-
viv ed by: her husband of 21 years;
two sons, Tim of Darlinglon S.C.
and Kevin Ward of Homestead;
daughter, Karen Cassels of Okee-
chobee; step-daughters, Cecilia
SCooper ol Crawford arid Christina
Johnson of Lake Vorih seven
Grandchildren: one brother, Dewell
Cooper of Norwood, N.C.; sister,
, Mary Ryan of Norwood, N.C.; step-
sister, Eastei Lovelt of Floral City
and step brother, Eddie Burroughs
Friends may call Monday, April
25, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Buxton
Funeral Home. Funeral services to
follow at the Funeral. Home at 6
In lieu of Flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Women of the Moose Lodge, 159
N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, Fla.
Betty Faye Mann Conrad, age
70, of Okeechobee died Thursday,
March 21, 2005, at Florida Hospital
South in Orlando. She was born
March 21, 1935, in Tampa to Brad-
ford W. and Gladys Thomas. She
was a housewife having come to
Okeechobee from Tampa in 1935.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by: her husband
Robert Conrad of Okeechobee;
two daughters, Sandy (Chuck)
Thompson of Okeechobee and
Rhonda (Pauli Lunsford of Way-
nesville, Mo.; son, Brad (Stacy)
Mann of Arcadia; sister, Fredia Set-
zer of Clairmont, N.C; two step-
sons, Robert (Sherry) Conrad of
Okeechobee and Randy Conrad of
Lakeland; stepdaughter, Kelly Con-
rad of Okeechobee; II grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7.
p.m., Saturday, April 23 at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m.,
Sunday, April 24 at First Baptist
Church of Basinger with Bill Sher-
man and Arland Wvoodham offici-
ating. Interment will follow at
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Evelyn Massingill Baggett, age
78, died April 19, 2005, at a local
hospital. She was a native and life
long resident of Fort Pierce.
She was preceded in death by:
her parents, Joseph and Ina Irene
Frank Massingili and sister, Betty
Survivors include: her husband
of 62 years, Williamrn Howard
Baggelt of Fort Pierce; sons, Don-
aid Baggett of Okeechobee, John
Baggett of Fort Pierce, Richard
Baggett of Belle Haven, Va.: daugh-
ters, Patricia \\hitt of Chesapeake,
\a., Brenda Baggett of Vero Beach
and Karen Harrison of Fort Pierce;
14 grandchildren and 10 great-
Visitation will be from I until 4
p.m., April 24, at Yates Funeral
Home in Fort Pierce.
,A service will be held at noon,.
April 25, in the funeral home
chapel with the Rev. David Hart
Burial will be in White City
Osceola Middle School
(O.M.S.) is proud to announce
an honor received by eighth
grader Ruben Bustos. Ruben
and several other O.M.S. stu-
dents submitted artwork to an
Earth Day contest sponsored by
Florida Atlantic University's Cen-
ter for Environmental Studies.,
and his entry was selected
among those from seven Martin
and Okeechobee County
Schools as the over-
all winner. Ruben's
art will be
made into a T-.
shirt and is onl
the front cover of a storybook
and the Earth Day program. Art
created by two other O.M.S. stu-
dents, Danielle Childers and Bil-
lie Jo Freeman, will be featured
in the book as well. Congratula-
lions, Ruben, on your honor.
PTO needs the assistance of
O.M.S. parents to extend appre-
ciation to our teachers and staff
-during Teacher Appreciation
Week. The PTO will be hosting a
luncheon on Wednesday, May 4,
from 11 a.m. until to l:30 p.m, in
the school media center. PTO is
requesting casseroles, salads,
and fruit platters to accompany
the main dish. Please send in
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Phillip Whyte, 26, of S. Parrott
Ave. was arrested on April 15 and
charged with violation of commu-
nity control sexual activity with a
minor. No bond was set.
Bobby Len Arnold Jr., 26, of
U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 19 and charged
%with battery on a law enforcement
officer, attempted flee and elude
and resisting with violence. Bond
was set at $15,000.
Jennifer Kristian Larson, 32, of
U.S. 441 in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on April 19 and charged with
child neglect. Bond was set at
Phillip Reynolds, 25, of Center
Street in Okeechobee was arrested
on April IS and charged with tam-
pering with physical evidence and
resisting-an officer without vio-
lence. Bond w set at $S3,000:
Charles Wade Clay, 30, of
N.W. 12th Ave. was arrested on
April 18 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of meth
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond was set at $50,500.
Michael Minondo, 32, of N.W.
I lth St. was arrested on April 18
and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell. Bond
was set at $50,000.
Sarah Olivia King, 29, of S.W.
I th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 18 and charged
with defrauding a pawnbroker,
petit theft and grand theft (over
$300 less than $5,000).
Timateo Gararaa, 34, of at
large was arrested on April 17 and
charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion, trespass and. resisting officer
with violence. Bond was set at
Marion Emartin WimberK., 45,
of Oakland Park was arrested on
April 17 and charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia and driving
while license suspended. Bond
was set at $12,000.
Craig Montesi, Jr., 27, of N.
Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 17 and charged
with aggravated assault with a
firearm. Bond was set at $ 10,000.
Camilo Jimenez, 28, was
arrested on April 16 and charged
with violation of probation DUI.
No bond was set.
Miguel Angel Romero, 23, of
S.E. 10th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 15 and charged
with violation of probation pos-
session with intent to sell.deliver
cocaine. Romero was arrested on
an Okeechobee County warrant.
No bond was set.
Sheila Core, 53, of U.S. 441
S.E in Okeechobee was arrested
on April 15 and charged with pos-
session of cocaine and attaching an
unassigned tag. Bond was set at
John Andrew Flynn, 28, of S.E.
31st Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 16 and charged
with grand theft. Bond was set at
James Lee Boone Jr., 20, of
N.W. Third St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 15 and charged
with grand theft. Boone was
released on his own recognizance.
Denny James Craig, 42, of S.E.
38th Ave. in Okeechobee, was
arrested on April 15 and charged
with DUI. Bond was set at $750.
Charlene Suzie, 33, of Okee-
chobee was arrested on April 16
and charged with no valid driver's
license and DULII. Bond was set at
Sarah Olivia King, 29, of N.W
Fourth St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 19 and charged
with amended violation of proba-
tion dealing in stolen property,
amended violation of probation-
grand theft and amended violation
of probation uttering a forged
instrument. No bond was set.
Jose Ruben Nunez III, 20, of
S.W. 11th St. was arrested on April
19 and charged with violation of
probation possession of cocaine.
No bond was set.
Jowana Marie Specht, 37, of
U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 19 and charged
with failure to appear grand theft,
failure to appear dealing in stolen
property, failure to appear false
ownership information for pawned
items over $390. No bond was set.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
These are the Students of the Week for Osceola Middle
School, (front, left to right) Manuel Castrejon, Kara Harwas,
Ana Baza, and JoAnna Collier; (back) Cody Johns, Joshua
Christian, Matthew Pitt and Doug Wadington.
your contribution in a dispos-
able container by 10 a.m. on.
May 4. Thank you in advance-
your assistance is greatly appre-
April 26: Progress Reports go.
home; April 29: Faculty Follies -
Female faculty take on the
O.M.S. volleyball team and
O.M.S. girls basketball team;
May 2: Tropicana Speech County
Competition, 4 p.m.; May 4: Staff
Appreciation Luncheon for
Teacher Appreciation Week;
May 6: Reality Store and Career
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDING THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 9:00
a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL. The purpose of this public hearing is to consider amendments and
updates to the Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan based on the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report and to transmit the adopted amendments to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. These revisions and updates to the Comprehensive Plan will be incor-
porated in several ordinances each titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED ON ITS EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO ONE OR MORE OF THE
FOLLOWING: THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE LAND
USE, TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE,
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWA-
TER AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE,
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELE-
MENTS, FIVE-YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND POPULA-
TION PROJECTIONS; TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE EXISTING GOALS, OBJEC-
TIVES, POLICIES, AND DATA AND ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
MANDATES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR
TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CON-
FLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Furthermore, revisions have been made to the map series, particularly the Future Land
Use Map in order to respond to the recommendations of the County's Evaluation and
Appraisal Report of the Comprehensive Plan. These revisions may affect property values.
A copy of the proposed amendments and the adoption ordinance shall be available for
inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Planning and Development
Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed amendments. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Board of
County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person
will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
The proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments shall apply to all property within the
unincorporated areas of Okeechobee County as depicted on the map.
-- r g r
SJohn W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 23,2005
Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-
hour opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask ques-
tion 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail sub-
missions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee,
"This is to the person who stated that the mother was forced
to sell her children because of the government. Stupidity, neg-
lect and not having a conscience are more likely the reasons.
There are plenty of programs that gladly help people in need.
The mother apparently didn't have any parenting skills, and yes,
there are classes for that too."
"Any woman that marries one of these men when she has
children at home should be made to give. up their children,
because when that man gets out of prison then he will go home
to where her children are. I think they should keep all
pedophiles in prison for the rest of their lives and that way we
won't have to worry about our children's safety."
"I went to a bank in Okeechobee and applied for a loan. Just
because I didn't have a credit card I was told I wouldn't qualify
for a loan. I think credit cards are for fools and rich people. I
don't need a credit card and I don't owe anybody."
"I had a friend that lived in a small town and he said it was the
only town where you can double park on both sides of the street
opposite each other and get away with it. Southeast 32nd street is
getting just about as bad, just off of 18th Ter. There are. several
places where they park anywhere they please they leave the
car sit right out on the street and block the street at times."
"Just watching the new law coming out with Jeb Bush and the
tracking bracelets I think it is too little, too late. If you castrate
them you don't have to worry about where they are and it would
be a lot less money. Someone should put that to a vote"
Church hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
host a chicken dinner on Friday, April 29, starting at 11 a.m. The
menu will consist of barbecue chicken, cheese potatoes, green
beans, roll and sour cream pound cake. All plates are $5. Call
(863) 763-4127 to have dinners delivered, or dinners may be
picked up at the church. You may call the day before to place your
orders for early delivery.
Career Center hosting job fair
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., is hold-
ing their annual job fair on Friday, April 29, from 3 until 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 462-5350.
Guardian ad Litem classes slated
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program willbe training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best inter-
est of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. These
classes will take place at the Vero Beach Women's Club, 1534 21st
St., in Vero Beach on May 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For informa-
tion and an application, call (772) 785-5804.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U S Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues
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better place to live and work.
through our dedication to consci-
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: need to make their own intelligent
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accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness. obleclivity, fearlessness
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tale community debate, not to
dominate it wi'h our own opinions.
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interest or potential conflicts to our
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each correction to the prominence
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we write about
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At Your Service On Page 2
Courtesy photo/Okeechobee Historical Society
Looking Back ...
Henry T. Scott, better know as 'Son Scott' was a commercial fisherman around this end of Lake Okeechobee. He is shown
here setting the catfish traps. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share
with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.
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 intoxicat-
ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club that wiJl
be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited. Just follow the
signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Track.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St. at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, 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. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to 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 disorder or dual
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (behind the Brahman Theatre). For
information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9. p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just'stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is wel-
come to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information'
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free
care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care
at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
S(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Brah-
ma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.blic are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
Unitq. Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Homeless animals are talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Kim
Dean, executive administrator, and David Robertson, volunteer
and education coordinator for the Humane Society of St. Lucie
County. The topic will be homeless animals and Petfest, a cele-
bration of kids and pets to be held April 30 and May 1 from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Humane Society, 100 Savannah Rd. in
Saddle cleaning benefits 4-H club
The Bits & Spurs 4-H Hors'e Club will hold a saddle cleaning
fundraiser on April 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Eli's Western
Wear, 907 W. North Park St. They will be cleaning saddles, sell-
ing hamburgers and hotdogs and holding other fundraising
events. Hamburgers and hotdogs will betsold fro-m 10:-15 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Proceeds of this fundraiser willlelp send ;members
to summer horsemanship school.
Inaugural LOST Ride and Run planned
The Rotary will be hosting its inaugural LOST Ride and Run on
April 23, starting at 8 a.m. It will begin and end at Nubbin
Slough. Refreshments and bathroom facilities will be provided
along the route. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Orienta-
tion and sign-ins will begin at 7 a.m. Registration fees will be
$15 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Riders, runners
and walkers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a par-
ent of guardian. Send registrations to Jim McInnes, Farm
Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, Fla.,
34974. Make checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride and Run. All
proceeds of this event will be donated to Martha's House.
Hospital hosting free lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host Dine with the
Doctor on Tuesday, April 26. The lecture on fatigue will be held in
the hospital's dining room, and will be facilitated by Dr. Leland
Heller. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the lecture will start at 5:30
p.m. There is a $3 charge for the dinner. Since seating is limited,
RSVP to the hospitals public relations office at (863) 824-2702.
Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
April 26, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board
building, 700 S.W. Second Ave., starting at 10 a.m. We will be
collecting back-to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children
in foster care. We will continue to collect supplies through the
July meeting. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)'462-
5000, ext. 257.
Free Lunchbox Lecture is planned
The public is invited to a free Lunchbox Lecture featuring psy-
chotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on April 26 from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be sex education for
teens/parents. The lecture will be held in the upstairs meeting room
of the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. Bring your
lunch, beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are present-
ed by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and are sponsored
by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will
focus on sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries,
and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. For infor-
mation, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.
Main Street Inc. to elect directors
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on Wednesday, April 27, at noon. Elections for the
board of directors will be held at this meeting. This meeting is
open to the public. For information, contact Lydia Jean
Williams, executive director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will hold a first
aid class on April 28, from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost for the class is
$5. If you are interested in signing up please stop by the office at
323 N. Parrott Ave.; or, call (863) 763-2488.
Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday,
April 28, from noon until 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Fri-
day, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 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 Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
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Wrestler is honored with male athlete award
Wrestler is honored with male athlete award
By Loma Jablonski
High School senior Tommy Land-
gren was selected as the male ath-
lete of the month for January.
Landgren is a member of the
Brahman wrestling team. He won
both the conference and district
championship in the 130-lb.
weight class earlier this year. He
then went on to place fourth in
regional competition, which quali-
fied him for the state wrestling tour-
Landgren's future is already
secure. He has enlisted in the U.S.
Marines and will head to Paris
Island on July 24 to begin basic
"I've always wanted to do
something physical. I couldn't see
myself sitting behind a desk for the
entire day," said Landgren. "So,
when I enlisted I volunteered for
Special Forces training. My mom
was concerned for me but sup-
ports me in whatever I do."
"Tommy is a hard-working,
focused young man," stated OHS
Athletic Director Mike Radebaugh.
"We havewatched him work up
through the wrestling ranks to
become an outstanding athlete for
Okeechobee High School."
Landgren is the son of Annie
Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee High School Athletic Director Mike Radebaugh
(left) presented senior wrestler Tommy Landgren (right) with
the Okeechobee News/Publix Supermarket Athlete of the
Month award for January.
Allen is named December's female athlete
By Loma Jablonski'
Okeechobee High School soph-
omore Tierra Allen is only 16 years
old, but she already knows what
she wants-todoAwift herlife. '
! AllenW'as recently named the
female athlete of the month for
Allen, a member of Lady Brah-
man basketball team, has her eyes
set on a basketball scholarship to
either Florida State or the University
of North Carolina, and she plans to
major in accounting. She would
like to eventually become a certi-
fied public accountant.
With a grade point average of
3.3, Allen is well on her way to
achieving her goals.
By Loma Jablonskid
Winners of last Saturday's Wal-
Mart BFL tourney really earned
their money. Mother Nature threw
gusty winds and choppy water at
them, but they still managed to find
the largemouths. Congratulations
to first-place winners Gary Niemi
(boater division) with 22.07 lbs.,
and Greg Sorrell (co-angler divi-
sion) with 16.15 lbs.
Congratulations to the local
anglers who finished in the top 50
of each division. Local anglers in
the top 50 of the boater division
were Dave Cramer (ninth); Steve
Fairtrace (11); Judd Shurley (22);
Greg Maclean (36); Harvey Ford
(39); George Marshall Sr. (46) and
Larry Crossman (49).
Local anglers in the top 50 of the
She is a well-rounded
student/athlete. She is a basketball
player, volleyball player, track star
- she qualified for the district
finals in the 100- and 200-yard
dashes and is a member of the
OHS flag football team. She is also
secretary of both the sophomore
class and the Future Business Lead-
ers of America. She has been voted
to the homecoming court by her
peers both as a freshman and
"Tierra Allen represents the best
of the future at Okeechobee High
School," stated OHS Athletic Direc-
tor Mike Radebaugh. "It is an
honor to present her with this
Allen is the daughter of Deme-
co-angler division were Greg Cald-
well (22); Mike Krause. (23) and.
Dave Stout (43).
Speck fishing is still good. They
are biting on minnows and Andy's
No. 50 and 50-C jigs at Indian
Prairie and Harney Pond. There are
a few specks being caught in Gov-
ernment Cut and around King's
There are bluegills and shell-
crackers being pulled in from the
Rim Canal., Some anglers have
I i": I
Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Athletic director Mike Radebaugh (left) congratulated sopho-
more Tierra Allen (right) for being named the female athlete
of the month for December 2004.
gone to using crickets, but bait
shops state that this is a bit early to
use crickets. They recommend that
bluegill and shellcracker fishermen
use whole red worms.
Bass fishing is still strong. Many
of the anglers in last week's BFL
tourney used spinnerbaits to hook
the largemouths. The big fish in the
co-angler division of the BFL was
pulled in by Randy Marrs of Palm
Bay using spinnerbait. But, the big
fish in the boater division was land-
ed by Dave Cramer of Cape Coral
on a Wave Tiki Worm.
If you're into live bait, the bass
are hitting shiners inside Cody's
Cove, Fish Eating Bay and in the
marsh along King's Bar.
Mark your calendars for the
Christian Team Trail tourney. It will
take place on May 7 at Okee-Tantie
Marina. The weigh-is set for 1 p.m.
The Headturners3.com two-day
tournament will return to Okee-
Tantie on May 9-10. They are sched-
uled to weigh in at 3 p.m.
The Russ Bringger Memorial
Bass Tournament will take place
on May 28 at Okee-Tantie Marina.
The weatherman is forecasting
partly sunny skies, with a possibility
of afternoon thunderstorms. So, be
careful and take cover if these thun-
derstorms do materialize.
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Lesson in communications
This lesson in communications was seen in front of the Church of the Nazarene.
Larry Ford to be in concert at
the Church of the Nazarene
Larry Ford will be in concert at
the Church of the Nazarene on
Sunday, April 24.
Mr. Ford, a, 2003 Grammy win-
ner, has found audiences applaud-
ing his commanding voice and
anointed ministry. Originally from
Lubbock, Texas Mr. Ford's music
ministry has taken him to 48 of the
50 states in the United States. From
the far reaches of Seoul, Korea to
the southern hemisphere's Span-
ish speaking countries, Mr. Ford's
facility with language has made it
possible for him to sing in 27 for-
eign countries. Mr. Ford's passion
for ministry has led to his being
described as "gospel music's
ambassador to the world".
In Feb. 2003, Mr. Ford was
awarded a Grammy for Best South-
ern Gospel Recording. The project
that won the award was "They
Called Him Mr., Gospel'Music: A
Tribute to James Blackwood. Mr.
Ford was a participant in Bill and
Gloria Gaither's Grammy award
winner, "Homecoming at Kennedy
Center" in 2000. He has been fea-
tured soloist on many of the
Gaither Homecoming videos.
Mr. Ford will besinging in the -
7:30 a.m. and the 8:45 a.m. servic- .
es of the Oakview Baptist Church "
presently meeting in the Church of
the Nazarene. He will also be
singing again in the 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship Service at the
Church of the Nazarene.
The Church of the Nazarene is
located at 425 S.W. 28th St. Wolff
Road, approximately two blocks Courtesy photo
behind the Pizza Hut. A love offer- Larry Ford will be in concert
ing will be taken. For further infor- --.pril 24 at the Church of the
nation, please call the Nazarene Nazarene.
Church office at 763-3519. "
Reflections from the Pulpit
By Pete Gawda
This past election year there
was a lot of talk about qualifica-
tions for president. If the.question
was asked, "Who was the great-
est president?", a number of
answers could be given to this
question, depending on one's
Would it surprise you to know
-that the Bible, in the King James
Version, gives us the answer? In
Daniel 6:1-3 we learn that Daniel
was the greatest of the three presi-
dents in Darius' kingdom.
I admit this is trick question.
When we think of a president, we
think an elected official the head
of the executive branch of our
country's government. Daniel
was an appointed' official in a
monarchy something altogether
However, there is no doubt he
was great man. It is'always good
to study the lives of great men to
see what makes them great.
One of the reasons Daniel was
the greatest president was that he
refused to compromise his reli-
gious convictions (1:8). They,
changed his name, "'-ur the,- 1::uld
not change his nratui ,-" in ,.: ,_-. i-
sidered a great honor to eat the
same food as the king. Neverthe-
less, Jewish dietary laws forbid
him to do so.
We should always stand firm
and not compromise our reli-
gious convictions in order to do
what is pleasing, popular, or polit-
Daniel also sought wisdom
from the Lord (2:13-18). He went
to the right place because James
tells us that if anyone asks wis-
dom, he should, ask God.
Proverbs 2:6 tells us the Lord
gives wisdom. One of Israel's
greatest kings and wisest leaders,
Solomon realized the importance
of asking God for wisdom.
Another reason Daniel was the
greatest president was that he
realized there is power in-group
prayer (2:17-18). James tells us to
call the elders of the-church to
pray over the sick. There is good
precedent for praying for one
another at our Wednesday night
Daniel was a great president
because he gave God the glory.
(2:27-28) He realized the Source
of his power. It is a spiritual princi-
pal that if you honor God, He will
honor you. This is exactly what
happened 'to -Daniel and it can
happen to you.
Daniel believed in having com-
passion for the poor (4:27).
Remember some of us are better
off than we once were. We
should remember those less for-
tunate. If we love God, we will
demonstrate that love by loving
our fellow man and wanting to
meet his physical needs. The love
of God in our hearts should be
translated into loving deeds, not
Daniel was courageous (5:22-
23.) He spoke boldly the truth
regardless of the consequences.
He dared to speak up and tell that
king .that he was wrong. If we
speak up boldly proclaiming the
truth, God is going to provide for
us. We should never be afraid to
speak against evil and injustice. It
has been said that all that is nec-
essary to evil to flourish is for
good men to do nothing. Remem-
ber that one plus God equals a
Daniel was the greatest presi-
dent because he led a faultless life
before others (6:4).His enemies
went over his career with a fine
toothed comb and a flashlight but
could find nothing against him.
He was a man who lived his con-
victions in a strange land. He did
not cave in to peer pressure.
Even though it was against the
king's command, Daniel prayed
openly for all to see. (6:10). Many
eyes were upon him for he was
an important man. He could do
nothing in secret. He did not leave
the city. His house became a
house of prayer. Every house
should be a house of prayer.
He had a regular time of
prayer. Do you have a regular time
of prayer? That's one of the things
that made Daniel the greatest
president. It's good to pray when-
ever the need arises, but it's also
good to have a time set aside each
day for prayer.
Daniel was great because he
revered God's law above man's
law (6:33). As Peter said in Acts
6:29:"We ought to obey God
rather than man." Daniel had his
priorities right. He knew the king
only ruled as God allowed the,
king to reign. There is a Higher
His enemies were exasperated
because all Daniel's earthly goods
came from the king. Daniel was of
a conquered race, yet he openly
defied the king. Here again he
was not doing what might be easy
or popular or politically correct
but what is right.
He had a lifestyle that caused
others to respect his God (6:16).
The king knew of Daniel's faith.
Daniel lived his faith openly. He
was not a closet Christian. The
king had seen Daniel's lifestyle
and Daniel's refusal to compro-
mise his religious beliefs. The
king respected the power of
Daniel's.God. Do tiri s- _,.,-
Christianity .,-iri:.l,.-i.i. :l I iii:, tihe
way you conduct your business
Daniel studied God's Word
(9:2) The Word of God gave
Daniel hope for the future,
because he saw how things
would turn out in the end. We
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would do well to follow Daniel's
example-and conduct an organ-
ized study of the Bible, the Book
It's amazing how a book writ-
ten so many years ago answers
the problems of contemporary
Daniel was the greatest presi-
dent because he had self-control.
(10:2-3) He was mourning for the
sins of the people and his own
sins after seeing the vision
referred to in verse 1 of chapter
10. He had the self-control to deny
himself and do what he believed
to be right.
Daniel had sorrow for his sins
(9:3-6) He also confesses the sins
of his people and pleaded with
God for them. We need to be
aware of our sins and ask forgive-
Daniel was the greatest presi-
dent because he refused to com-
promise, sought wisdom from
God; realized the power of group
prayer gave God the glory, had
compassion for the poor. He was
courageous. He led a faultless life
before others. He prayed openly
for all to see. He revered God's
law above man's law. He had a
lifestyle that caused others to'
.-pe.t his,Q God._He studied .the
Word of God. He had self-control.
He has sorrow for sin. These are
all qualities we would do well to
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Economic summit is planned
Community leaders and residents of Okeechobee County are
invited to an economic summit to be held May 4 at the Okeechobee
KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. It will begin at 7:30 a.m., and is
being held to help plan the economic future of the area. Economic
development consultant William H. Fruth of POLICOM Corporation
will lead an all day planning session which will help create a strate-
gic plan to increase the size and quality of the county's economy in
the future. Participants in the summit will be asked to provide their
opinions on the best means to implement a program to enhance the
area's economy. From the information gathered.at the summit, Mr.
Fruth will write an initial draft of an economic development plan.
Pre-registration and a fee of $10 are required. Contact Dawn Hoover
at email@example.com; or, by calling (863) 467-0200.
Flotilla offers boating program
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be starting a boating safety
and seamanship program on May 5. Participants will learn: to outfit
their boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road; tips on trailering; and,
how to use a boat safely and efficiently. The last program was packed
with people from 12 to over 60 years in age, and all had good things to
say about the experience. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for
information or to pre-register.
OMS hosting career fair
Osceola Middle School will host a career fair Friday, May 6, from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m. The school is looking for volunteers to come and
participate by setting up a career booth. Please call Tracy Downing
or Jerry Golliher at (863) 462-5070. While the students are visiting
booths they will be learning about: the challenges, rewards, advan-
tages and disadvantages of the job; typical job duties and responsi-
bilities; average wages; where and how to receive the necessary
education and training; and, employment outlook. A homemade
lunch will be prepared for the volunteers.
Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP driver's
safety course on May 7 and 14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on May 7. Tuition for the class is
$10 and must be paid by check. You do not need to be a member of
AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50 and over. For informa-
tion, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration ,at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Saturday,
May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing and family-themed
OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are hosting a bar-
becue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal comes with
chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5 donation. The dinners
can be delivered or picked up at the City Fire Department, 55 S.E. Third
KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground, will be offering free camping to the public on Friday, May
13, as part of KOA's second annual Come Camp With Us Day event.
More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S..and Canada
are participating in this special event by providing 30,000 free camp-
sitesjncluding KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will'donation poxes will
be available in the KOA stores for campers to make donations to
KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Funds raised will be used
to send children with cancer and their siblings to one of 34 special
summer camps. To make reservations for this free day of camping,
go online to www.koa.com and click on the Come Camp With Us
Day button and follow the instructions.
Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoli Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep. Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin
steak served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets
are $30 lper person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863)
610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.
History Center closes for summer
The. Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May 2
until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting applica-
tions for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before Sept. 1,
but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside Headstart,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-
8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart opens as early as-7
a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group*
will continue to meet at 7 p.m.mn the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to Iad and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft,
Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Red Cross swimming lessons offered
Swim lessons will be available at the Okeechobee Sports com-
plex pool through the Red Cross. Registration for lessons will be
from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., June 7 through June 10. Flyers will be sent
out to the elementary schools in early May. For information, contact
D. Sheffield at (863),467-7667 (pool); or, (863) 462-5296 (class-
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At the Movies .
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
22, through Thursday, April 28,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Interpreter" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Theatre II "Sahara" (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
Theatre III "Amityville Hor-
ror" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; End,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
Head Start Project -
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary irlcome must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or'Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y ninos
incapacidados. En nustro progra-
ma nostros creemosque los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven
services de education, salud y
services socials que nustro progra-
ma ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familia deve de ver salido-delcorl'
dado (I0 eslado en los ulitirno 24
mess y trabajw'tr en frictrltura-
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de Ilamar al
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needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If yqu answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
Need help paying for quality
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program please call Andrea
Bemenderferat (561) 871-5305..
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as' baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
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does nc. have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For further information or to
obtain entry forms, contact Dale
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For Country Store
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
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people to work to replace 25
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The classifleds are the
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Billingual Helpful. Call
FOR A/C COMPANY
Small Company with Well
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looking for: Experienced,
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EXPERIENCED Child Care
Must be 18 &
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Now hiring F/T Per Diem
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Medicare experience a plus.
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Valid driver's license. Must
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telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
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person to work full
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Looking for Someone
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Pools & Supplies 685
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Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul.
side by side, white, 22 cu.
ft., works good. $100.
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE MAK-
ER- good condition, $75.
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All lor $200 will
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
BOOKS, Assortment from'Ro-
mance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
CYPRESS PRIVACY FENCE -
used, 69ft. $500 for all will
DOORS, folding, vinyl, white,
30x80 & 36x80, good condi-
tion. $20 for both, will sep-
FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
VERTICAL BLINDS, 1 yr. old,
2 way pull, 116"x68" &
168x68", $50 will sep.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55, 1
48x55, Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72". $150
for all (863)763-9371
WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbl, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031
WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn 1x
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p "
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" monitor,
PAINTING Of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupiter
'50's. $200. (772)461-8822
COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard drive.
COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
COMPUTER MONITOR- Dell,
17", E773.,New, never used.
Still in box. $100.
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-5172
CHINA CABINET, white wood.
COMPUTER DESK, like new.
$50 or best offer.
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $1000. in Okee.
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4
chairs, Good cond. $150.
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best of-
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Excellent
condition. Down sizing home
TODDLERS BED w/mattress,
headboard and frame. $130
WATERBED, King size. $100.
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
GOLF CLUBS, Calloway, Big
Bertha, War Bird & Regular.
$165 for all, will sep.
GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
WATER HEATER Runs Great.
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.
CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
ORGAN, Lowrey (Festival),
Model #NL-20, like new,
lots of rhythms. Must sell.
PIANO, Conn, Great Cond.
PIANO Excellent condition.
BEAGLE MIX PUPPIES 1
male, 1 female, 10 wks.,
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES male,
black, no papers, will be 3-5
Ibs., $350. (863)763-3753.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
COCKATIEL'S (3) nice, with
cage and stand $100.
IGLOO DOGHOUSE- Dogloo,
for large dog. $ 50.
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
HERD- puppies asking $20.
Rabbit Cage, large. $30.
RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
import from Europe. $650.
SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. neg. (863)467-7659
BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
SPEAKERS- (2) JL Audio 12"
subs, wbox & 700 w/amp.'
Like brand new, $700.
CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
TV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/ access.
RADIAL SAW, Craftsman, 9",
Asking $60 or best offer.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
XBOX GAME CONSOLE inc.
1 controller, power cord, a/v
cable no games incl., $120
EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use-
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 220
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ROUND BALES OF HAY
HORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
STALLION, American saddle-
bred, 1 year old, $500.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 2 60
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Ap-
prox. 2000 sq. ft. will-
ing to divide into 2
separate office spaces,
close to hospital. For
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CBS on Large corner city lot.
3 Bdrm., 1 1/2 Ba. New roof,
kitchen & flooring. Sprinkler
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OKEECHOBEE 5 ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
Interest parties Call
OKEECHOBEE 9.61 acre NW
144th trail. $170,000. Placid
Lake WaterFront lot
$79,900. KB Realty Service
Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a
14 x 52, zoned for workshop.
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEE, 3BR, 2BA Taylor Creek
Furn., dock. No pets. Adult
Only. $850. 1st/ec Dep
TREASURE ISLAND, 2 BR, 1
BA, on the water, furnished.
Non smk. env. $950 mo..+
sec. & ref. 772-285-5856
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
Doublewlde, Adult park,
2BR/2BA, fully furnished, In-
dian Woods, Indlantown.
Lot# 96 Buckhead Ridge
Marina. 30' Park Model,
FVRoom, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
$350. Lot Lease.
MOBILE HOME 2/2 on
Waterfront Lot. Lake access,
boathouse, 2 Carport's, C/A,
fenced yard. $139,000
OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, C/A & H,
Porches, Waterfront, Lake
access. Fenced yard. Hot
Tub. Many extra's. Must see!
Call Jay (863)634-3451
Park Model, '86, 40x12,
w/40x9 Fla. room, vinyl sid-
ing, c/a & heat, 1BR/1BA,
Okeechobee @ Barlows RV
Park on Rim Canal,
SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2, 24x44, 1056 sq. ft. Ex-
cellent cond. $28,000 neg.
14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 23, 2005
Jet Skla 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellnous 3025
Sport Vehicless/ATVs 3035
BAYLINER, '99, 16ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
PONTOON BOAT, Not pretty,
but good. 40 hp Force.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond, $2000.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine, Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
est offer. (863)675-6738
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
CHEVY SOUTH WIND MOTOR
.HOME 1985, 30 Ft., Class
A, Fully self contained. Low
mis. $5000 (863)635-1655
COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
DUTCHMAN, 28 Ft,, Register
@ Villa RV Park on 441 SE
Screen room, A/C, furnished.
As Is. $5,000, 863-357-2633
KAWASAKI NInja, 250 '94
YAMAHA YZ80, '86 runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheeler
Runs $500. (863)357-1960
YAMAHA PW 80 '95,'Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960
Fleetwood Mallard, 1999, 25'
travel trailer, c/a, heat, refrig-
erator, microwave, range,
sleeps 6. $7,000.
Autos Wanted 4010
Claulc Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK LESABRE 1987, good
condition, a/c, runs good.
DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400 neg.
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr new batt, $800
HONDA ACCORD '84, Runs
good, well maintained. 105K
org. mls. 1 owner, 41000.
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
NISSAN STANZA 1985.
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP '93,
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200,
or best offer,
TRANS AM 1985 needs work
does not run. $600. nego-
Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
00-966-3511 ext. 173
Ford Bronco, 1984, 4x4 lifted
w/super swampers. $600 or
best offer. (863)824-8748
FORD BRONCO, '87 4X4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work. $2500
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc, cond.,
8god batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
batter & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.
CAR DOLLY, like new, used
very little, new paint, new
$1,150, asking $925 or best
CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED- for
'94-'00, asking $300 or best
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
FORD F150 1998- 3 door,
parts truck, $700 for all, will
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
TIRE & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
good 70K original miles.
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
KIA SPORTAGE, '01 low
miles, 4x4, fully loaded, runs
(863)902-0506 after 5pm.
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER, Con-
teninial, Stone Shield &
Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
CHEVY VAN EXPRESS 1999
Extended Van, White, V8
Good condition. $5,900.
Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
1/2 ton, a/c, 161k mi., theft
alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
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Community pool is open
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool is currently
open Tuesday-Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.; and, Sundays from I until 5 p.m. Since school is still in
session, this schedule accommodates physical education and water
safety classes for county students.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you.saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact theOkeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Church collecting for care packages.
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children whileon patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community..Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a.time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box, is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt' House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (8.63) 634-2306 for information.
Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council
is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okeechobee's
children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual, foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent,
call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.
'Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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 concert series
to 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.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free-adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.mi. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W..Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 372.5
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701:
.S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic anrl
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children
were helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during
the hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys
because the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds.
The council also received funds from an anonymous donor and
Seminole Elementary School donated a check that they received
from children in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several
families assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okeechobee.
Other families who still requested assistance were referred to the
School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Headc
Start. You may also get information at this number regarding just what
early learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many
children are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.
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.
Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505:
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8'
-months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn":
baby bucks to purchase iteins for their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are:
welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County,
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may:
download them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.:
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New Malibu has comfort, versatility to the Maxx
By Greg Hendriks
Back at Detroit's 2003 North
American International Auto
Show, Chevrolet rolled out a trio of
all-new, high-volame 2004-05
products for the assembled media:
the Colorado compact/midsize
pickup, the Equinox compact SUV
and the Malibu midsize sedan.
Most in the audience thought all
three looked pretty good, but there
were reservations. Some felt the
Malibu didn't look new, sexy, bold
or exciting enough to effectively
take on the likes of the immensely
popular (but blandly styled) mid-
size market class leaders, the Toy-
ota's Camry and Honda's Accord.
This did not deter the army of
intense Japanese (presumably
engineers and marketers) visitors
who swarmed inside and around
all three to check out their accom-
modations, materials and features.
Apparently, the competition was at
least as interested as the media that
A few months later, we got to
know and drive the Malibu and dis-
covered for ourselves how good it
really is. And, at that same time, we
got our first look at the second new
Malibu model, the wagon-back
"Maxx", which Chevy prefers to
call an "extended sedan."
The Malibu four-door is good in
just about every way, but this com-
modious, flexible and feature-
laden five-door Maxx is even better
- and from my perspective, better
From the B-pillar (between the
front and rear doors) forward, the
Malibu Maxx is identical to the
sedan. From the rear doors back,
it's substantially different.
For starters, it rides on a 6-inch
longer wheelbase-which enables a
surprisingly spacious interior for its
size yet it is a half-inch shorter
overall. Compared to the previous
Malibu, a former Motor Trend Car
of the Year, both. new models are
firmer, quieter.and more linear in
ride and handling. Considering that
their global Epsilon architecture is
shared with GM's excellent Opel
Vectra, Saab 9-3 and Pontiac's
soon-to-come G6 sedan, this is not
The Malibu's standard power-
train is a new 200-hp, 3.5L V-6 driv-
ing the front wheels through a
smooth 4-speed electronic auto-
matic. It provides strong perform-
ance and-surprisingly, since it's an
inexpensive cam-in-block design
instead of OHC-best-in-class econ-
omy. EPA ratings for the V6-pow-
ered LT are an impressive 22 mpg
City, 30 mpg highway.
One advantage of the relatively
inexpensive engine is that Chevy
,has loaded the Malibu up with
what may be the industry's longest
list of useful standard features at
such a modest price. Among these
on the base LS model are a power
height adjuster and manual lum-
bar support for the driver's seat,
tilt/telescoping steering column, a
CD-equipped audio system, power
windows, door locks and mirrors,
a rear skylight with shades and
even power adjustable pedals.
A whole bunch more becomes
standard on the next model up, the
LT Malibu Maxx. These include
automatic air conditioning, a driver
information center, anti-lock
brakes with traction control, 16-
inch -alloy wheels, fog lamps,
power heated outside mirrors,
heated front seats with six-way
power for the driver, leather-cov-
ered seats and steering wheel,
steering wheel radio controls and a
new-for-'05 rear spoiler and rear
And Malibu is the first to offer a
factory-installed remote starter
(standard on the LT, optional on
the LS) that safely and easily starts
the engine and cabin heating or
cooling frorP a range up to
about 200 feet.
The 60/40 split rear seats recline
for comfort and adjust nearly 7
inches fore/aft, allowing a choice
of a limo-like 41 inches of legroom,
serious cargo space or any combi-
Maximum passenger space is a
generous 106 cubic feet with the
rear seats up, while cargo room is
41 cubic feet with the rear seats for-
ward and folded down.
The standard rear skylight with
split retractable shades adds to the
spacious, open atmosphere in
,back, while dual center dash vents
(dubbed "turbo blasters" by Mal-
ibu engineers) are designed to
pour generous amounts of heated
or cooled air directly into the back
The cargo area has a standard
power outlet and a four-position
multi-functional panel that enables
two-tier loading or can be posi-
tioned as a table for picnics or tail-
gate parties. Hooks and cargo nets
on the side panels help secure
smaller items. And the right front
seat folds flat to accommodate
long -items or provide a working
surface for the driver.
The three available levels of
audio systems include an up-level
option with six speakers (including
two tweeters in the A-pillars), an in-
dash six-CD changer, automatic
volume and tone controls and XM
Satellite Radio compatibility. Rear-
seat audio and DVD entertainment
systems with wireless headphones
For crash survivability, there's
extensive use of high-strength steel
in strategic body areas, plus ener-
gy-absorbing crush zones front
and rear. Additional safety equip-
ment includes three-point belts for
all occupants, dual-stage front
airbags and head curtain side bags
with front seat-mounted thorax
side-impact bags standard on the
LT, available on the LS.
The optional OnStar service
includes a new Advanced Auto-
matic Crash Notification (AACN)
system that, even without airbag
deployment, provides crash data to
9-1-1 centers for fast deployment of
appropriate life-saving personnel
Our feature-loaded test LT start-
ed at $24,495 and added just three
options: a $995 rear audio/DVD
system, the $695 OnStar security
and safety system (including a one-
year basic subscription) and the
$325 XM Satellite Radio (including
a three-month subscription) for a
modest (pre-rebate) total of
,$27,135, including $625 destination
One unfortunate result of that'
otherwise excellent package is the
two separate antennae required on
the forward roof, one for OnStar,
the other. (off-center) for XM. But
this is about the only thing with
which I could quibble.
Overall, the new Malibu pro-
vides good bang for your buck. A
well styled vehicle that provides
ample interior space, more stan-
dard features than required and a
new engine that will give you plen-
ty of passing power, what is there
to complain about?
BMW plans to build minivan; F-Series top selling vehicle
By John Brooks
BMW has plans to build a
minivan, states the company's
chief executive Helmut Panke.
"We have decided that the
BMW brand will enter this seg-
ment, it's not a question of if, but
of what," he said.
Mr. Fanke declined to say'
whaf shape the new vehicle
might take, but said it could be
described 'as a "crossover,"
which wouldn't go on sale for at
least another year.
"In the U.S. there is a move-
ment away from the traditional
minivan shape and toward
crossovers that have the higher,
command seating of an SUV but
.have a more car-like silhouette,"
Mr. Panke said.
Small cars lose
in crash tests
Many small cars earned poor
ratings in side impact crash tests
recently conducted by the Insur-
ance Institute for Highway Safety
The tests, which are not
required by government stan-
dards, simulate the force from
the front end of a typical pickup
truck or sport-utility vehicle
when it crashes into the driver's
side of a passenger vehicle at 31
miles per hour, the IIHS says.
In the Institute's side impact
test, a moving deformable barri-
er strikes the driver's side of, a
passenger vehicle at 31 mph.
The barrier weighs 3,300 pounds
and has a front end that is
shaped to simulate the front end
of: a typical pickup or S'UV. In
each side-struck vehicle are two
instrumented dummies the size
of a small (5th percentile)
woman, -one positioned in the
driver seat and one in the rear
seat behind the driver.
According to an IIHS news
release, only the Chevrolet
Cobalt and Toyota Corolla, both
equipped with optional side
airbags with head protection,
performed well enough to earn
the Institute's second highest rat-
ing of acceptable. Without the
optional airbags, the Cobalt and
Corolla are rated poor for side
Another 12 small cars also
earned poor ratings: Dodge
Neon, Ford Focus, Hyundai
Elantra, Kia Spectra, Mazda 3,
Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Sen-
tra, Saturn Ion (tested with and
without side airbags), Suzuki
Courtesy photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
This photo was released by the Insurance Institute for High-
way Safety of a Dodge Neon. The Dodge Neon, Ford Focus
and Volkswagen New Beetle are among the small cars that
got the lowest safety rating in new side-impact crash tests
performed by the insurance industry, according to results
released Sunday, March 6. The institute was most critical of
the Neon, saying the car performed so poorly that the driver
likely wouldn't have survived the crash.
Forenza, Suzuki Aerio and Volk-
swagen New Beetle.
Three more small cars will be
tested in side impacts later this
year, the IIHS said. The Mini
Cooper and Subaru Impreza will
have new design features that
are intended to improve side
impact protection. The Honda
Civic will be a completely
Hummer has announced .that
it is enhancing the warranty on
all of its 2006 model year vehi-
cles to four years or 50,000
miles. Hummer products previ-
ously were covered by GM's
The move to a four-
year/50,000-mile plan is consis-
tent with that of many of the
industry's top premium brands,
including Cadillac, Hummer said
in a news release.
The 2006 HI Alpha is the first
vehicle featuring the enhanced
warranty. The H2 moves to the
2006 model year in late summer
Hummer, whose U.S. sales
fell by about 17 percent last year,
placed last among 37 brands in a
study released last April by J.D.
Power and Associates on vehicle
quality during the first three
months of ownership.
is killed off
Ford's Mercury division will
end production of the Sable
sedan next month. The last
Sable will roll off the assembly
line at Ford's Atlanta assembly
plant at the end of April, a Lin-
The slow-selling Sable its
sales fell 38 percent in 2003,
another 30.3 percent in 2004,
and are down 20 percent so far
this year will be replaced by
Mercury's new mid-size Milan
car, which will be built in Mexico
and is due to be in dealerships
Mercury has also added the
full-size Montego sedan, which
is built in Chicago and was intro-<
duced last fall, to its lineup.
debuts new 57 S
Maybach debuted their new
57 S at the Geneva Motor Show,
that the company said in a news
release "[makes] the world's
finest super-luxury sedan feel
even more like a sports car."
In addition to flatter cornering
and crisper steering response,
the Maybach 57 S can accelerate
from 0 to 60 miles per hour in
less than five seconds, and is
capable of reaching a top speed
of about 172 mph.
The 57 S model uses a higher-
performance version of the May-
bach twin-turbo, intercooled V-
12 engine. With higher turbo
boost pressure and other modifi-
cations, the 57 S engine pro-
duces 604 horsepower and 738
pound-feet of torque from as
low as 2,000 rpm. The Maybach
57 S rides about a half inch lower
(15 mm), with firmer air suspen-
sion and stiffer shock absorbers
as well as thicker stabilizer bars.
The limited-edition Maybach
57 S comes in a choice of black
or silver paint and can be identi-
fied by new 11-spoke, 20-inch
alloy wheels with 275/45 R 20
Michelin Pilot Sport tires, as well
as a more aggressive grill, body-
color headlight surrounds,
chrome-trimmed fog lights, rec-
tangular dual exhausts and 57 S
badging on the trunk lid and
The Maybach 57 has a suig-
gested retail price of ..$327,750,
and the new 57 S is expected to
be priced around $360,000 when
production begins early in 2006.
The long-wheelbase Maybach 62
retails for $377,750.
Drivers use of
The number of people talk-
ing on a cell phone while driv-
ing rose in 2004 to 8 percent, or
1.2 million drivers at any given
daylight moment --up from 6
percent in 2002, according to a
survey from the National High-
way Traffic Safety Administra-
The data includes users of
both handheld and so-called
The survey found that- the'
most noticeable increase was
among young drivers and
women, drivers holding cell
phones -- 8 percent of drivers
between the age of 16 and 24
were talking on handheld
phones, up from 5 percent in
2002; while 6 percent of
women were talking on a hand-
held phone,.up. from 4 percent
two years earlier.
Men talking on handhelds
were steady at 4 percent. Most
alarming to the government
was the rise in cell phone use
among young drivers.
The study was conducted at
1,200 sites last June and July, it
involved roadside observations
and, in some cases, telephone
surveys. The age ranges in
many cases are estimates.
The National Transportation
Safety Board said it wants all 50
states to ban those with learn-
er's permits from using cell
phones or. other wireless
devices while driving. New Jer-
sey and, Maine are the only two
that have passed such laws.
discontinues 2 cars
General Motors said it is dis-
continuing production of the Pon-
tiac Grand Am and the Chevrolet
Classic, the fleet version of the pre-
vious-generation Chevrolet Mal-
ibu .. ...
Both models are being discon-
tinued, so production at the plant
is ending, and GM will lay off near-
ly 3,000 hourly workers at the'-
plant later this spring. But many of
the 2,950 hourly employees are
expected to fill positions at GM's
new Lansing Delta Township
Assembly Plant, which is under
construction but expected to start
production in 2006.
The replacement for the Grand
Am, the Pontiac G6, is made at
GM's assembly plant in Lake
This year's best
The following are the 20 top-
selling vehicles in the U.S.
through February of 2005:
1. Ford F-Series pickup -
2. Chevy Silverado-C/K pick-
3. Toyota Camry 60,241
4. Dodge Ram pickup 53,526
5. Toyota Corolla 49,653
6. Honda Accord 44,296
7. Chevrolet Impala 39,256
8. Ford Explorer 37,728
--- 9. Nissan Altima-36,139
10. Ford Taurus 34,227
11. Honda Civic 33,841
12. Dodge Caravan -32,912
13. Ford Focus -28,940
14. GMC Sierra pickup -
15. Jeep Grand Cherokee -
16. Chrysler Town & Country
17. Ford Escape 27,178
18. Chevrolet TrailBlazer -
19. Jeep Liberty- 25,994
20. Ford Econoline 25,724
By Ian MacDougall
Question: I recently. pur-
chased a low mileage 1991
Chevrolet half-ton four-wheel-
drive and am having trouble
shifting it. The truck uses a lever
on the floor to shift the transfer
case between two-wheel drive
and four-wheel drive. I can shift
from two high into four high
range without any problems, but
the gears grind when I shift into
four low. The shifter moves easi-
ly into neutral, but then will not
go into low without a lot of noise
from the transfer case. Some-
times I even have to turn the
engine off to get it to shift. I
know where I can get a used
transfer case. Should I continue
to drive mine until it fails, or
replace it with the used one
Answer: There may be noth-
ing wrong with your truck! This
four-wheel-drive transfer case
does not have a synchronizer to
help line up the gears when
shifting into or out of low range.
During a shift, the shift lever
moves a sliding gear out of con-
tact with one gear and into mesh
with another gear. Small bevels
on the ends of the gear teeth, are
the only design feature to ease
the meshing of the gears.
These bevels may be dam-
aged and then the transfer case
would need new parts or to be
replaced, but the real problem
may be just the way you are
shifting into low range.
When shifting into or out of
low range, the truck should not
be moving and the transmission
placed in neutral. If the transmis-
sion is in gear, it will cause parts
to turn inside the transfer case
during the shift and the gears
With the transmission in neu-
tral, quickly and firmly move the
shift lever all the way into low
range. Do not hesitate in neutral
or ease the pressure on the
shifter. The transfer case should
shift with a small but solid
Many transfer case shifting
problems I test are not problems
at all but just a driver trying to be
careful and shifting too slow.
This is one situation where
speed and force are required.
Shift problems may be
fixed with speed, force
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1995 Buick Century
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1993 Saturn SL2
4 dr, auto, power steering/brakes, 96k mi. MW. .. .$2,995
1994 Ford Taurus GL
4 dr, V6, auto, power windows/locks. MH .. $2,995
1997 Saturn SC1
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1996 Saturn SC1
2 dr, automatic, sunroof, power w/l. AN. ....... $3,495
1995 Olds Eighty-Eight Royale
4 dr, V6, auto, am/fm/cass, 6 passenger. M .... $3,495
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham $
V8, automatic, leather, luxury for less. ...... $3,795
1991 Ford Taurus GL Wagon
V6, auto, power w/l, 50k miles. M.- ........... $3,995
1992 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, auto, powerw/l, great on gas. H .......$3,995
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Z29 IROC
Automatic, leather, 69k mi ............. .$3,995
1995 Jeep Cherokee
2 dr, V6, automatic, am/fm/cd, 76k mi.. ..... $3,995
1995 Mercury Mystique LS
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, 60k mi. .'H ........ $3,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l. .. ............... $3,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, 73k miles. ............. $3,995
1996 Toyota Camry
4 dr, 2.2L, automatic, power w/l, 43k mi... .... $4,795
1994 Ford Explorer XLT
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,. 1998 Mere ry'Sable
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1999 Mercury Mystique LS
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'2001 Nissan Sentra GXE
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, alloys. i. ..... 5,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
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1999 Geo Prism
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR7
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS
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1998 Ford Contour
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2002 Saturn SL1
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis $
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1996 Nissan Maxima
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2002 Mercury Sable
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
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Automatic, air, cd & more, 46k mi. N ........ '13,995
2002 Honda Civic EX
Sunroof, automatic, air, cd, 25k miles. ... $13,995
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS
Leather, sunroof, wheels, 47k mi. ......... $14,995
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, alloys, 21k mi. '. .$15,495
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 14k miles ..... $1 5,495
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. LNV .................... $15,995
2000 Nissan Maxima SE
Spoiler, leather, sunroof, cd, 49k mi. ...... .$15,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
Blue, 18k miles. .. ........... .. $16,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX
4 dr, V6, automatic, loaded, 15k mi. ...... $16,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
V6, leather, sunroof, wheels, cd, 58k mi. ...$17,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door, V6, cd, leather, 13k miles. ....... $18,495
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5s
Leather, roof, wheels, Bose stereo, 31k mi. 9 .$18,995
2004 Toyota Solara SE
2 dr, auto, leather, sunroof, 6k mi. ....... $18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. ...... ..... .......... $18 ,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6, cd, leather, 11k miles. M ......... $19,995
2003 Volswagen Passat GL Wagon
'Power w/l, cd, cassette, 30k mi. f. ......... $19,995
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5si
Leather, sunroof, wheels, Bose, 11k mi. R. ...$21,995
... $1 39/mc
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer
Automatic, V8, leather. w .............
1998 Ford Explorer Sport
V6, automatic, power w/l, 79k mi. ....
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic,'4WD, 68k mi. r m .......
2002 Dodge Durango
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, 26k mi. M1H ....
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Wheels, roofrack, cd, power w/l, 45k mi.. .
2001 Ford Expedition XLT
V8, automatic, loaded, 64k mi. i.......
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 13k mi.
2003 Mazda Tribute LX
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 29k mi.. .
2000 Cadillac Escalade
4WD, white, loaded. C ......... .. ....
2002 Toyota 4Runner
Silver, 46k miles. :. ... ....
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Green, 33k m iles. .., ................
2004 Volkswagen Toureg
Burgundy, 6400 miles. 6k .. ........
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles. .............
2005 Volvo XC90
Silver, grey Ithr, auto, 1600 mi, great buy. |l
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
4 dr, V6, 7 passenger family van. MY. .....
2000 GMC Safari
4.3L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 7 passenger.
2001 Mazda MPV LX
V6, automatic, power w/l, 58k mi. .....
2003 Ford Ranger Xcab XLT
Automatic, V6, cd, 26k miles. .........
2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, stepside, trailer package, 54k mi. m .... .$15,795
2002 Honda Odyssey EX
V6, auto, loaded, 42k mi. MH ....... ... $17,495
2002 Ford F150 Super Cab XLT
V8, power w/l, cd, 40k mi. .M. ........ $17,795
2003 Ford F150 XLT
Auto, wheels, step rails, bedliner..@ ......... $17,995
2004 GMC Sierra
Automatic, air, toneau cover, 9800 mi. .... $28,995
2000 Ford Mustang Coupe
V6, auto, power steering/brakes, 55k mi. Fi. ... $8,995
2000 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
V6, 5 speed, ABS brakes, 67k mi. ........$8,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power windows, air, 60k mi. MH $11,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, auto, power w/l, 37k mi. MH ....: .. $13,995
2002 Acura RSX Type S
2-dr hatchbk, 5 spd, power w/l, cd, Ithr. .. $15,995
2004 Mazda RX8
1.3L, auto, rotary engine, fact warr, 11k mi. Sr $22,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with blacktop, 4000 miles. ......... $22,995
1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Automatic, very rare, great buy. ..... ..... $24,995
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Automatic, chrome wheels, great condition. N ..$29,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
6 spd, cd, leather & more, 18k mi. N ........ $29,995
2001 BMW 330Ci Convertible
Showroom condition. C .............. .... $31,995
2003 BMW 325 Ci Convertible
Only 16k miles. C ..................... $33,995
2001 Mercedes CLK430 Convertible
One owner, grd.. ............. .... 34,995
2004 BMW Ci Convertible
Silver/black top, 7900 mi, perfect condition. $39,995
- j 1996 Volvo 850
,White. LMV.................... ... ....... $9,995
i 2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 44k miles. l .................... $14,995
2002 Volvo S40
.Green, 18k miles. IM ........ .......... $14,995
2000 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition. C ............... $16,995
2000 Volvo S80
.. Red, 49k miles. LMI ................. 16,995
2001 Cadillac Eldorado
Black, one owner, garaged. ... .. $17,995
$5,995 1999 Mercedes Benz E320
One owner, garaged. C ................... $17,995
..... $6,995 2001 Volvo S80
Gold, leather, certified safety, only 37k mi. L ."$18,995
...$12,995 2001 Volvo V70 T5
Turbo, leather, roof, wheels, 41k miles. 2 .... $20,995
...$15,995 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature
White, 27k miles. LV .................... $21,995
...$16,995 2001 Volvo V70
36k miles. .......................... $22,995
...$16,995 2002 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, tan Ithr, certified to 75k mi, 31k mi. I. $22,995
...$17,995 2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. C ....................... 23,995
...$17,995 2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles. . . .... ..... $23,995
...$18,995 2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k les .. ........... $24,995
...$19,995 2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. ................ $26,995
..$26,995 2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Cadillac Certified. c .................... $26,995
..$32,995 2004 Cadillac Deville
100,000 mile warranty. C .................. $27,995
...$35,995 2004 Cadillac Deville
Low miles, 100,000 mile warranty. C .......... 28,495
V .$39,995 2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles.. .... ............. $28,995
.. 2004 Lincoln Town Car
White, certified luxury, 23k mi. LM ...... $29,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, certified luxury, 20k mi. LV .......... $29,995
..... $5,795 2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
White, 20k miles. LY .................... $34,995
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