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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 176


In Brief

Be wary of
standing water
Due to the recent heavy
rains, the Okeechobee County
Health Department is urging
residents to stay clear of stand-
ing water due to its possible
interactions with septic tanks
or sewer systems.
For information, contact
the health department at
(863) 462-5805.

Inside
Portion of
river closed
High flows and dangerous
currents exist in the Kissim-
mee River, prompting the
closure of navigation locks at
structures S-65, S-65A and S-
65C.
The S-65 navigation lock is
located at the southern tip of
Lake Kissim ee, where it
flows into he Kissimmee
River.
S-65A is about 11 miles to
the south, and S-65C is
roughly. 40 miles south of,
Lake Kissimmee by water -
or, 28 miles as the crow flies.
Furthermore, barriers will
restrict access to the boat
ramps at S-65 and S-65C.
Operators of privately-owned
boat ramps in the northern
half of Kissimmee are also
being asked to restrict access
to the river.
Page 2

Teen anglers
win state awards
Members of the Big "0"
Junior Teen Anglers bass
fishing club returned from
Winter Haven with the
majority of the awards
offered at the Florida State
Federation Junior Bassmas-
ters Championship in Winter
Haven.
The Okeechobee club
competed against six other
bass clubs and 87 individual
members from around Flori-
da. One of the local club
members, 14-year old Scott
Maestrae, took first place in
the 11-14-year-old division.
This win qualifies him for the
Junior World Bassmaster
Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa., on
July 23-25.
Page5


Drought Index
Current: 43
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.53 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.75 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ....11-13
Comics ...........10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ 11
Obituaries .........3
Opinion . . .4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .5
TV ...............12
Weather . .... ...:2
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Local real estate prices soar


Home building
is up 50 percent
over 2 years ago

By Audrey Blackwell.
Okeechobee News
Just like in neighboring com-
munities, Okeechobee is expe-
riencing a boon in the real
estate market and prices are


soaring.
Bill Sherman, Okeechobee
County property appraiser, said
people come here for the cli-
mate and they will continue to
come to Florida. He said that
the Scripps Scientific Research
Center posed a real impact on
the West Palm Beach area with
high priced, six-figure homes,
and that it impacts us too.
"Many of those living in the
West Palm Beach area sell their
homes because it was so high


priced and moved here because
it is cheaper. That is one reason
for the increase in prices here,"
he said. "Home building is up
50 percent from two years ago,
based on information in this
office."
Prices skyrocket
In the month of May, 75
homes were sold, according to
a report from the Okeechobee
County Property Tax Office.
Most of the houses sold were


First look: Local attorneys tour new courthouse


Staff photos/D.Hamilton
The new Okeechobee County Courthouse opened its doors to the county bar associa-
tion members on Friday for a sneak peek at the new facility. More than 20 local attor-
neys got a first look at courtrooms, each of which with its own soundproof jury delib-
eration rooms, judge's chambers, meeting rooms, security control center, and holding
areas. Bar association members also took time for a commemorative photo of the event
following the tour.

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in the price range of $20,000 to
$50,000 with 44 in that range.
The second highest price range
of houses sold was in the
$100,000 to $300,000 range with
16 houses in that category. At
the very top end of prices for
May, one home sold for
$380,000. Ten houses sold in the
price range of $50,000 to
$100,000.
In the above listing of May
sales, the price of those proper-
ties rose, some dramatically,


since the last time the proper-
ties were sold. For example, a
home that sold for $29,500 in
May 2005 sold in May of 2004 for
$17,000. A home that sold for
$37,000 this year sold for
$10,000 in March of 2004. A
home that sold for $40,000 this
year sold for $11,800 in Septem-
ber 2004. A home that sold for
$35,000 this year had only a four
digit value a year ago having
See Prices Page 2


OUA ponders


ways to dispose


of more effluent


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After meeting for almost
four hours on Friday and hear-
ing presentations from several
engineers and a financial con-
sultant, the board of directors
of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) is still unde-
cided about the best method
to dispose of the increased
effluent that will result from
an expanded wastewater
treatment plant.
At this point, it is also
uncertain how many grant
dollars could possibly be
awarded for the expansion
project. The larger the'grant,
the smaller the rate increase-.
that would have to be enacted
to make up the difference.


The board members heard
the pros and cons of using
deep well injection a well-
known method of effluent dis-
posal and using a created wet-
land a process that is
fraught with unknowns.
April Grippo, of Applied
Technology & Management,
Inc. presented the findings of
her firm's study on the feasi-
bility of surface discharge of
treated effluent to created
wetlands and ultimately into
Taylor Creek.
At this time, the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) is revising
the Total Maximum Daily
Load (TMDL) of phosphorous
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A tour of the new Okeechobee County-Courthouse brought local attorneys out on Fri-
day for a first look and group photo opportunity before the dedication of the new facili-
ty in July. More than 20 local attorneys, including county judges attended the tour. Attor-
neys present included: (not in order) Judge William L. Roby; Tamara Starks, Carlos
Wells, Joy Whitney, Ed Curren, Colin Cameron, Robert Huebner, Laura Ann McCall,
John Cassels, William Selmi, Mary Celidanio, Don Richardson, Jennifer Williamson,
Rebecca Hamilton, Okeechobee Bar Association President, Elizabeth Maxwell, Tony
Young, Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr., Judge Shirley Brennan, Devin Maxwell, Ron Smith,
Judge Deborah Hooker, and Jerry Bryant.


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Portion of river closed due to high water flows


High flows and dangerous
currents exist in the Kissimmee
River, prompting the closure of
navigation locks at structures S-
65, S-65A and S-65C.
The S-65 navigation lock is
located at the southern tip of
Lake Kissimmee, where it flows
into the Kissimmee River.
S-65A is about 11 miles to
the south, and S-65C is roughly


Prices


Continued From Page 1
sold for $6,500 in April 2004. The
last sale of another home was
for $9,000 in October 2004 and
went for $42,000 in May. Another
property that sold for $25,000 in
May had sold for $7,500 in June
2004. Another property went
from $4,000 in January 2003 to
$26,000 in May 2005.
On the other side of the scale,
high-priced homes are becom-
ing higher in price. A home that
sold for $100,000 in September
of 2003 recently sold for
$380,000. Commercial property
that sold for $170,000 in Decem-
ber 2003 sold in May 2005 for
$900,000.

Few affordable
"Okeechobee suffers a lack of
affordable housing. The school
system suffers ever since the
class-size reduction went into
effect. The school reduced the
class size and now they need


40 miles south of Lake Kissim-
mee by water or, 28 miles as
the crow flies.
Furthermore, barriers will
restrict access to the boat
ramps at S-65 and S-65C. Oper-
ators of privately-owned boat
ramps in the northern half of
Kissimmee are also being asked
to restrict access to the river.
Water flows continued at


more teachers," said City of
Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk.
And new teachers would
need affordable housing.
"I don't know what we can
do about it," he said.

Why a boom?
Several people said they think
the increased prices are due to a
greater demand from people
who want to live in Okeechobee.
And, despite the difficulty in find-
ing affordable housing here, liv-
ing in Okeechobee is still cheap-
er than living on the East or West
coasts of Florida.
Joanna Nichols, vice presi-
dent of TCMH Builders, said their
company switched from build-
ing modular homes to single
family concrete block and frame
homes and found a very high
demand in Okeechobee.
"Two years ago the average
middle-class person was priced
out of the East Coast market and
moved here. Now the prices are
going up here," Ms. Nichols said.
"It's a shame; it is almost hard to


5,300-cubic-feet-per-second,
which equals about 40,000 gal-
lons per second or 2.4 million
gallons a minute. To put it
another way, the flow through
the S-65 dam equals the volume
of nearly three family-sized
swimming pools a second.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
will re-evaluate conditions early


afford a house in Okeechobee."
Ms. Nichols said, on average,
a three bedroom, two bathroom
home with a garage sells for
$145,000 in certain parts of
Okeechobee, such as Dixie
Ranch and Basswood.
"The same house would sell
for $220,000 in Port St. Lucie,"
she said.
Don Renfranz, owner of Tay-
lor Creek Real Estate, said there
is a shortage of regular homes -
excluding mobile homes in
the price range of $90,000 to
$150,000 that is tied into an aver-
age household income.
"There is a demand for that
type of housing," he said.
He added that when good
homes in that price range
become available they never
make it to a real estate office.
They do not get on the open
market because they are sold too
quickly, byword of mouth.
"These homes are rather
scarce," he said.
There are some exceptions
with new construction, but he


next week based on rainfall and
weather predictions.
The high flows along the
Kissimmee River were brought
about by several days of heavy
rainfall over the headwaters of
the Kissimmee Basin. Many
lakes within the Kissimmee
Chain of Lakes are at or above
the normal summer levels,
which creates a potentially dan-


said that some builders who pur-
chased land at lower prices one
to two years ago and could
afford to build homes in a rea-
sonable price range now face a
dilemma.
"They are left with the ques-
tion of building a house for
$120,000 or for $180,000 and
more. Often they will go with the
more expensive home that they
can build and sell," he said.
Mr. Renfranz conceded that
there is a boon of higher priced
homes.
"There has been a very large
influx of wealthier people. From
Indian River County to'Dade
County, people are selling their
homes for big dollars and com-
ing here. Some are retiring and
have cash to spend," he said.
According to Mr. Renfranz, a
significant number of people live
in Okeechobee and work on the
coast, even with a one-and-a-
half to two-hour drive.
"They would rather be here
because the coasts are busy,
hectic, and traffic is a major


gerous situation if the weather
remains abnormally wet or
tropical systems develop.
For up-to-date information
about navigation in the Kissim-
mee River, contact Bill Graf at
the SFWMD Orlando Service
Center, (407) 858-6100; or,
Missie Barletto at the Okee-
chobee Service Center, (863)
462-5260.


complaint you hear from every-
body," he said.
One hotbed for growth and
higher priced homes is along the
U.S. Highway 27 stretch, north to
Leesburg and south at Sebring to
Lake Placid, according to Mr.
Renfranz.
Overall, Mr. Renfranz said, "In
Okeechobee, we look forward
to major development here -
more jobs and.higher income
levels."
Lynn Price sells real estate
and said they are running out of
property to sell.
"The market is hot. That is
why the prices are going up.
There are more buyers than sell-
ers," she said.
She said there is a lack of
land, mobile homes, and regular
homes.
As for rental units, Mrs. Price
said, "This has always been a
rental-poor community,"
She said that most realtors do
not want to deal in rentals
because they are usually high
maintenance and low income.


OUA


Continued From Page 1
allowed in Taylor Creek. This
unknown has large effect on the
size of wetland that would be
necessary. Land value will also
have a significant effect on the
cost of the project.
Depending of the size of the
treatment plant expansion and
the allowable phosphorous lev-
els, estimated costs range from
$2.4 million to $13.4 million.
Currently, numerous septic
tanks and package plants con-
tribute to the phosphorous level
in the water. These would be
taken out of .service with an
expanded wastewater treatment
plant.
One of the factors that could
influence DEP to approve treated
wetlands, according to Mrs.
Grippo, is a study of the amount
of phosphorus the wetlands
would discharge into Taylor
Creek, as opposed to the
amount of phosphorous that
would be discharged by the
existing septic tanks and pack-
age plants.
She also advocated a study of
other options and their feasibili-
ty.
Mrs. Grippo said the size of
created wetlands needed would
depend on the ultimate phos-
phorus levels allowed in Taylor


Creek. She said the size could
vary from 195 to 450 acres.
OUA board member Elder
Sumner noted that land costs
could make the use of a created
wetland impractical.
Nic Andreyev presented the
case for deep well injection. He
noted that deep well injection is
not an unknown process, and
not as new as created wetlands.
Mr. Andreyev said injection
wells have been around for a
long time some have been in
operation 20 to 30 years.
He explained that an injection
well must go below the potable
water level and be drilled
through a confining layer,to keep
the injected water from bubbling
up into the potable water.
He estimated that an OUA
injection well would need to be
in the range of 2,500 to 2,800 feet
below ground level.
"DEP is for it," he said of deep
well injection.
Mr. Andreyev said it could
take up to four years to construct
such a well and the cost could
range from $4 million to $4.5
million.
OUA Executive Director L. C.
Fortner advised the board that a
firm decision would have to be
made soon as to the method of
effluent disposals. He said engi-
neering work could go only so
far until a decision is made.
OUA Operations Director
John Hayford noted that deep


wells have been done before.
However, he added, there are
unknown factors with wetlands
construction.
Mr. Sumner noted that with
either option OUA does not
know how permitting require-
ments will change in 10 years.
Mr. Hayford noted that qualifi-
cations for surface water are get-
ting more stringent while
requirements for deep wells are
more constant.
OUA board member Carl
Leonard noted that the board
could not consider surface dis-
charge with knowing the TMDL.
OUA board member George
Long said OUA needs to look at
every option for reuse of the
treated effluent.
Dan Willard, of OUA's engi-
neering firm Metzer and Willard,
noted that in December 2003,
when this study was begun,
other options were not feasible.
"In light of what we now
know, they may be more feasi-
ble," he added.
He noted that with surface
water treatment a wet weather
discharge system would be
needed. He said that system
could be deep well injections.
In other business, the board
considered a proposal to accept
outside waste into their treat-
ment system.
Mr. Long suggested they
accept outside waste only if
there is assurance that the mate-


rials accepted are not a detri-
ment to the system. In addition,
he suggested a cost analysis.
"What's really in it for the util-
ity and its customers?" he asked.
Waste Management had sent
OUA a letter asking about
accepting leachate into the OUA
system.
Williamson Cattle Company,
which is adjacent to the OUA
treatment plant, currently
accepts a certain amount of
treated effluent for spraying on
citrus fields.
Mr. Sumner said they
expressed concern that all
leachates have heavy metals that
are not good for citrus crops.
Turning to funding for the
wastewater expansion project, it
was noted that cost has gone up
since OUA initially studied the
issue. Rate consultant Henry
Thomas stated that the increase
in cost would be offset by the
recently received $2.5 million
Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG).
Mr. Henry's figures projected
that the total cost for an expand-
ed wastewater treatment system
would be $22,921,000.
He said if the costs of the proj-
ect were 100 percent financed; it
would require a 6 percent annu-
al increase in sewer rate through
fiscal year 2010 to pay off the
debt. If the project received a
grant that amounted to 50 per-
cent of the cost, sewer rates


would have to be increased 4
percent a year through fiscal
2010 to take care of the debt
involved.
At this point, the amount of
grant money that can be award-
ed for the project is unknown.
Mr. Thomas said the question
is whether to continue to raise
rates in increments or wait and
take larger increases in later
years.
One option would be to raise
rates now, so they will not have
to be raised so much when
financing is certain.
There was also some discus-
sion as to the effect the addition
of Treasure Island and projected
population growth would have
on financing.
"Growth is a forecast," Mr.
Thomas said. "The debt will be
real." ..
Mr. Thomas suggested the
board look at raising wastewater
rates for the coming years. If you
do not raise rates now, he said,
you will lose the ability to raise
rates incrementally in the future.
"The only thing we know
today is that it's going to cost us
more money," was board chair-
person Melanie Anderson's
response to the discussions. "At
this point, I feel we need more
information. We need as much
as information as we cant get."
The board agreed to have a
workshop on July 12 at 10 a.m.
to further study their options.


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intended to reduce crowding
around the state. It will also help
pay for new classrooms required
under a constitutional amend-
ment limiting the number of chil-
dren in public school class-
rooms, and closes loopholes in
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"We have 18 million people
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thing we know in Florida is that
we're going to have more people


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able state right now if we invest
in the long-term things."
Critics say, however, that the
laws are not designed to control
growth as much as to provide
roads, water and schools so more
development can take place.
The legislation was a victory
for Bush and Senate President
Tom Lee, a developer, who both
said it was a top priority during
the session in the spring.


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Community Events

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student
Education Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE stu-
dents that may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible
student is a child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public
school in Okeechobee during both the October and February child
counts. The scholarship can be used to attend a private school that
accepts the students, or students may attend another public school
that has a similar program. There is an application process that can
be accessed through the internet at www.fldoe.org. For informa-
tion, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
The deadline for applications is July 3.
BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an excit-
ing and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids
will learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of the
Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure into
God's word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their children by
calling the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club VBS
Beach Blast for grades K through high school. The hours are from 6
until 8:30 p.m. every evening. There will be a kick off and pre-regis-
tration on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon with games,
prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16, will be a pool party with
refreshments for all participants from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
church. The awards ceremony and the closing program will be
held Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children. For information or
transportation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-6654 after 4 p.m.
'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning
stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July
12, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All committee members and any
interested parties are asked to attend, as important decisions need
to be made.
Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things
bright and beautiful, and classes will be provided for adults down
to the smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is
scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park.
Proceeds from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for
community projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase
canned goods and blankets for the Sun; Room, Avon Park Church
Service Center, scholarships and donations to the ju\ e-role diabetes
fund. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda
Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863)
382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications 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.
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 equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervi-
sion for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.





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Looking Back ...
Okeechobee High School band units continued through the years and this unit from the 1940s is a good example. M.O.
Kent was the band director of this group. The band members are: (left to right) Joe Wolff, Haynes Williams, Bill Hendry,
Charles Hargraves, Jimmy Dudley, Donald Mack, Edward Alderman, Mary Howell and Betty Jean Dunn; (middle row) Rus-
sell Alderman, Carter Howell, Bucky Burgstiner, John B. 'Snooks' Watford, Carol Hancock, Paula Burdeshaw and Mary
Alberta Louthan; (front row) Robert 'Bobs' Hayes, McKinster Row and Mike Barber. Do you have any old photos of the
Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club that
will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited. Just follow
the signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Track.

Sunday
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.

Monday
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 orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. 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
information, call the Foster Care Program at 1 -(800) 403-9311.

Tuesday
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.
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
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyofle 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 at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affec-
tive disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W.Third St. This is an open meeting.
I A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Cruisin' 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.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the pub-
lic are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. 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. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
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. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Hospice plans yard sale
Rain or shine Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Fri-
day, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The
sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Amateur Radio Club hosts field day
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring field
activities on June 25 and 26 at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC), 499 N.W Fifth Ave. The activities will being at
1800 universal coordinated time, 2 p.m. local time on June 25, and
will continue until 2100 universal coordinated time or 6 p.m. local
time on June 26. Field day is an opportunity for the amateur commu-
nity to practice the skills required for emergency communications
under the adverse conditions that may occur if we have a hurricane,
as well as have some fun and spend time with friends. Anyone inter-
ested in amateur radio and would like to see and/or use amateur
equipment is welcome to stop by during these. For information, con-
tact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.
Special community meeting planned
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is having a community meeting on
Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. All Spanish speaking people are invited.
The sheriff, the Mexican consul and the Florida Immigrants Coalition
will be present.
Red Cross offers babysitting course
The American Red. Cross-Okeechobee Branch is offering a
babysitter's training course on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. This is a great course for any young person wanting to baby sit
during the summer. Infant/child CPR and FA basics are covered in this
course. The cost is $25. If your child is interested in taking the course,
call the office at (863) 763-2488.
Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold a
Space Mission Bible Camp June 26-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.
Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual
summer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education
camp is open to campers ages 8-12. The next session will be June
27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost
is $100 per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the
environment. There will be a day devoted to survival in the wild.
Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and Sean Smith
will teach the young campers how to survive in the wilderness.
There will also be daily crafts, one large take-home craft, ice
cream parties, and a field trip to River Woods which includes a
pontoon boat ride. Since enrollment is limited, it is important to
sign up as soon as possible. For information contact Sue Arnold at
(863) 763-4630.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian
River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest of
abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. This meeting
will be June 27-30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South
County Annex, St. Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, on the second floor meeting. For information,
call (772) 785-5804.
Hospital presents hurricane seminar
Are you prepared to address your health and medical needs in the
event a hurricane strikes Okeechobee County this year? Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 S.E., will present a Hurricane Preparedness
seminar to replace Dine with the Doctor on Tuesday, June 28. Dinner
will start at 5 p.m., and the presentation will start at 5:30 p.m. all in
the north dining room. For information and reservations, call Rauler-
son Hospital at (863) 763-2151, ext. 2702.
Class of '96 graduates to meet
Members from the class of 1996 will meet June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in
the banquet room of the Clock Restaurant, 111 IS. Parrott Ave., in
Okeechobee. The meeting is to seek help to organize events for the
upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim (Riley)
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.
Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to be
held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available year-
round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or group. For
information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their
website is lakedentoncamp.org.
Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W
Second St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One com-
bined worship service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be
followed by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great
American picnic at noon. We are searching for old pictures or arti-
facts of the church. Please contact the church office at (863) 763-
4021, for information.











Local teen anglers win state awards


RAT 'O


Courtesy photos
Scott Maestrae took first
place in the 11-14-year-old
division of the Florida State
Federation Junior Bassmas-
ters Championship in Winter
Haven. He will now travel to
Pittsburgh, Pa,, to compete in
the Junior World Bassmaster
Classic on July 23-25.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Members of the Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers bass fishing club
returned from Winter Haven with
the majority of the awards offered
at the Florida State Federation
Junior Bassmasters Champi-
onship in Winter Haven.
The Okeechobee club com-
peted against six other bass clubs
and 87 individual members from
around Florida. One of the local
club members, 14-year old Scott
Maestrae, took first place in the
11-14-year-old division. This win
qualifies him for the Junior World
Bassmaster Classic in Pittsburgh,
Pa., on July 23-25. He will be
competing against young anglers
from 48 other states and Canada.
The top five in each age division
will receive scholarships and
other awards.
Kendall Smith finished in third
place with a total weight of 4.91
lbs. and also had the big fish of
the tournament, a 4.91 lb. beauty.
Mellissa Floyd finished in ninth
place in her age division, and
Harrison O'Connor placed 12th
in his age group.
. Leland Schoonmaker took
home 11th place honors in the
15-18-year-old division.
The Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers is a teen bass club that is


Courtesy photos
The Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers took the top 17 spots in the
11-14-year-old division of the Florida State Federation Junior
Bassmasters Championship in Winter Haven. Members who
competed were: (in no particular order) Scott Maestrae,
Kendall Smith, Leland Schoonmaker, Kyle Schoonmaker,
Robert Stafford; Dusty Hall, Kristine Mellette, Ryan Mellette,
Mathew Morgan, T.J. Arnold, D. J. Straight, Bryce Breslin,
Danny Cottone, Bascom Drawdy, Mike Eagle, Mellissa Floyd,
Dalton Griffin, Ashley Marshall, Kyle Monti, Harrison O'Con-
nor, Taylor Wilhelm, Tim Byrnes and John Talbot with club
sponsor and founder Charlie Hays.
not yet a year .old. The club was representing the state of Florida. I
organized by Charlie Hays, youth felt personally responsible. I am
director of the Florida Bass Feder- supposed to be helping these
atiori, after she returned from a kids and promoting the sport of
trip to the Junior Bassmaster bass fishing. I came back with
Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last renewed determination that this
year. would not happen again," stated
"There were no young people Mrs. Hays.


Big Dawg III bass tourney canceled


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Headturners3.com Big
Dawg III bass tournament sched-
uled to take place at Okee-Tantie
Marina July 2-4 has been can-
celed.
A new Big Dawg III bass tour-
nament has been scheduled for
Sept. 3-5 on Lake. Kissimmee at
Camp Mack in Lake Wales.
Pat Malone, president of Head-
turners3.com LLC, notified the 20
anglers who had already signed
up and paid either the entire entry
fee or had given him a deposit for
the tournament of the decision to
cancel the July event and replace
it with a Big Dawg III tournament
on Labor Day weekend at Lake
Kissimmee in letters dated June
20 and 21.
"Thank you for your interest in
our Big Dawg III tournament.
Unfortunately, we did not receive
enough interest for this event to
take place," wrote Malone in a let-
ter dated June 20. "We received
only 15 paid entries at the time of
this letter and five deposits, which
is not enough to justify an event
where over $65,000 in prizes were
guaranteed just for first place."
First prize at the original tour-


nament at Okee-Tantie was a
2005 Nissan truck, a 20-foot bass
boat and trailer, and a 200 hp out-
board motor. Together, the prizes
had a total estimated value of
$65,000.
Headturners also advertised
that they would have daily Big
Bass awards, a Lucky 13th place
award, a mystery weight award
and $2,000 for the big fish of the
tournament.
Malone explained that a new
Big Dawg III event has been
scheduled for Sept. 2, 3 and 4 at
Camp Mack on Lake Kissimmee
in Lake Wales. The prizes and
entry fees for this tournament will
differ from the original tourna-
ment scheduled at Okee-Tantie.
Instead of a truck, boat, motor
and trailer, the prizes at Lake
Kissimmee will be cash awards,
with the exception of trolling
motors for the big fish awards
each. day. The cash prizes will
depend on the number of boats
entered. For example, if 50 boats
are entered first prize will be
$10,000; second $5,000; third -
$3,000; fourth $2,000; fifth -
$1,500; sixth $1,000; seventh -
$1,000; and, eighth $1,000. The
trolling motors are Minn Kota 24v


8- lb. lift assist motors that are val-
ued at $1,000 each. The big fish
prize for the entire tourney would
be $1,500.
If 100 boats sign up for the
tourney the prizes would be: first -
$20,000; second'- $7,000; third -
$5,000; fourth $4,000; fifth -
$3,000; sixth $1,500; seventh -
$1,500; eighth $1,500; ninth -
$1,500; 10th $1,500; 11 through
16 $750 and the trolling motors
for big fish. The big fish cash
award for the entire tourney
would be $2,000.
Malone offered different
options to the anglers who had
already given him their full entry
fees of $600 or deposits of $300.
His letter assured them that Head-
turners3.com would immediately
issue a full refund of their money
if that's what they wanted.
He also gave the anglers the
option to apply their entry fees to
the Lake Kissimmee event. If they
choose this option, they will keep
the same boat number they were
issued for the Okee-Tantie event.
Another option available to the
anglers is the credit of their entry
fees to one day tournament trail
events.
In a follow-up letter dated June


21, Malone corrected the dates of
the new tournament on Lake
Kissimmee to Sept. 3, 4 and 5.
There was also an error in calcu-
lating how pre-paid entry fees
could be used for different Head-
turner events. He corrected the
method of calculation and
explained the corrected options.
"Most anglers have opted to
move their entry fee to the Lake
Kissimmee event. This money
will be held in escrow until the
event in September," he
explained. "Those preferring
refunds will receive their entry
fees immediately upon a request
to the Headturners3.com office.
We are really excited about the
Lake Kissimmee event. We have
secured a company to supply two
camera boats for filming and edit-
ing the event and the final day of
competition will be shown on
Sunshine Network TV."
The next Headturners3.com
bass tournament now scheduled
for Okee-Tantie will take place on
July 16.


After the hurricanes hit last
summer, Mrs. Hays became even
more determined to provide
young anglers with an outlet for
their emotions and a club that
would encourage their interest in
bass fishing. She put the word out
and advertised that a new teen
bass club was forming in Okee-
chobee. To her delight and
amazement, she had teens from
Okeechobee, Lake Worth,
Estero, Stuart, Palm City, Belle
Glade, Loxahatchee and Welling-
ton sign up for the new club. Big
"0" Junior Teen Anglers now has
34 members with a six-person
waiting list.
"The reason there is a waiting
list is that we need more adult


boat captain volunteers who will
be willing to spend time with
these kids on the lake," stated
Mrs. Hays. "Those men that took
the time to work with these kids
are truly special. They then trail-
ered their boats to Winter Haven
so that the kids would have
boats for the state competition.
"Our town should really be
proud of our young people. We
have now had two state champi-
on CastingKids. champions:
Ryan Mellette and April Floyd.
Now a member of the Big "0"
Junior Teen Anglers has placed
first in state competition with
many others finishing high up in
the competition," added Mrs.
Hays.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Team Flori-
da for their win in the 2005 Citgo
Bass Southern Divisional Champi-
onship.
Team Florida brought 356.8 lbs.
of bass to the scale over the three-
day tourney to clinch first place.
Team members for Florida were
Kevin Oleen, Ben Broughton,
David Givens, Dave Thomas, Rick
Toney, Jerald Heidgerken, Jerry
Shawver II, Raymond Trudeau,
Mike Weis, Richard Held, David
Mock and Bobby Lane.
Lane also qualified to represent
the southern region in the 2006
Federation National Champi-
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Anglers in the Federation tour-
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Beaver crankbaits and 4-inch Gam-
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used to bring in the largemouths.
They had varying amounts of suc-
cess fishing at the Monkey Box,
Cody's Cove and Government Cut.
Specks and bluegills are still
being pulled in along the banks of
the Kissimmee River and under the
bridge.
The Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers will compete in a club
tournament today at Okee-Tantie
Marina. They will bring their fish to
the scale for weigh-in at noon.
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail will
have their second tournament of


the season on Sunday, June 26.
They will weigh-in at 3 p.m. at
Okee-Tantie Marina.
Oakview Baptist Church will
host a summer tourney on July 2 at
Okee-Tantie. Their weigh-in is
scheduled to take place at 1 p.m.
The Big Dawg III bass tourna-
ment hosted by Headturners3.com
scheduled to take place on July 2, 3
and 4 has been canceled. They will
instead host a Labor Day weekend
tournament at Camp Mack on
Lake Kissimmee.
Headturners3.com will return
to Okee-Tantie on Saturday, July
16, for a one-day tournament.
Weigh-ins are scheduled to begin.
at 3 p.m.
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* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17 @ OK ACRES
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$253,000 EACH!
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Preferred Properties Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.


Kathy Godwin ~- Licensed Real Estate Broker

j 2010 N.W. 6th Street 863-763-8222
Licensed Real Estate Broker: Kathy Godwin 655-2122
F/T Associates: Billy Hill Jr. 634-0516 Chuck Gillespie 697-1451
Barbara Coleman 357-4914 Barbara Ash 634-3652 Larry Richards 634-2180 Sheryl Byrd 634-3572
Dale Ann Watford 634-7311 Barbara McClellan 634-7547 Jerri L. Hill 634-6796
Karen McLean 634-5949 Pam Mobley 467-8769 Walter Mackin 634-9783 Stephanie Rowley 634-8820
SRobert "Bob" Brakke 467-5336 Vivian Russell 634-3633 Richard M. Davis 634-3175
Tina Weaver 610-4434


13/2 DWMH on large 1/2 acre lot with garden tub and shower in master bath, carpet and vinyl
flooring, new appliances with warranties, curtains and blinds throughout. On east side of town forI
easy commute. Call Sheryl Byrd for more details. $149,000. (#89299)

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If you're justdtarting out or ready to retire, this
would be a'great buy. It's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
CBS honie in Dixie Ranch Acres, on a large 1/2
acre ldt. Screened back porch and storage shed,
beaiitiful wood flooring. Very nicely kept. call
TPam Mobley for more details. $165,000.
(#89224)


/1 CBS in Dixie Ranch Acres. jeeds some
'1LL, large back porch with lovely oak tree in
back yard. New storage building, roof and
A 'C C.il S1b.-ri Bi rd t\or m.oie irfnt. $t 15 000
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20 acres here with mature Hamofi and Florelia
grasses planted. Well with electric pump and
concrete water trough. On paved road with
approx. 3 acre pond. Ready for your livestock,
home and additional 20 acres next.door is avail-
able also. Call Kathy for more details.
Reduced!! $380,000. (#88060)









This absolutely beautiful 20 acres of bahia grass
pasture is fenced and cross fenced and waiting
on your livestock, comes with a 3Bd/2Ba
DWMH, 30x50 barn with stalls, tack room and
workshop. $550,000. Additional 20 acres
adjoining may be purchased also to put more
livestock on. Call for more. details. $720,0000.
(#S.050 '


Spotless 3/2, CBS with chain link fenced back
yard, tile throughout, new carpet in bedrooms
and new metal roof. Great opportunity for 1st
time buyers! Call Jerri .Lynn Hill to see.
$167,500. (#89110)





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Beautiful 2/1 with pool on 3.25 acres on end of
cul-de-sac in R-Bar. Nice fireplace, screened
porch with country kitchen that has water and
wood burning stove. New fencing around pool
and new roof and A/C. Call Stephanie Godwin
Rowley for more details. $375,000. (#88945)


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Bring your boat and pole and you'll be in the
lake in minutes! Beautitul home with 2 bed-
rooms and 2 baths on large canal. A must see in
BHR.., Call B rbar., Mc(Clela, ,.$229,000.
1'OSS07)


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This '.ery ruce and clean DW\MH iz on the
water in BHR with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Lots of storage space! Must see, call Barbara
Coleman for more detail-. $130 0(0 i#88737)












3Bd/2Ba on approx. 1 acre. Home has above
ground pool ertcloed n ith pro ac fence. Also
family room, screened porch,- large attached
carport and 2 storage -heds' Call for more
details. $159.000 (#89187)


Unique 2 story with open deck upstairs and
screened porch downstairs, possible 6 bed-
rooms with 3 baths. Office, formal dining
room, and so much more. Seeing is believing!
Call Barbara McClellan for more, details:
$395,000. (#89009)





Brand nev 3,"2 on nice lot under
construction. Will have vaulted
ceilings, tile floors throughout
house. French doors, and separate
laundry room. Act fast. and you
may be able to choose your colors!
A great find close to schools and
shopping. Your own new home for
,only $179,900. Call Stephanie for
more details. (#89209)


97 DWIH on 1.5 acres at the Viking home is in
excellent condition, covered deck front, open
porch back pole barn with stall and fenced in
area for hote or co% $138,000. (#87665)


97- acres with beautiful oak hammocks and
some cleared land, 3000 q rt 4. 3 CBS home
with brick face, laminate wood flooring, tiled
baths, fireplace, screened back porch, den and
detached wood workshop also on property is
2/1 guest hquse and an additional 2/2 guest
house under construction Used as a hunting
preserve and also accessible to state hunting
preserve that is along'the Kissimmee River. Call
Kathy Godwin for more details. (#88980)


Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawalrwithout notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


1 L LE Patricia Louise Gotsby.
SELLS. Lic. R.E.Broker
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TAILOR CREEK ISLES $165.000
Lake access -waterfront doubles ide 3. 2 wi /large
screened room overlooking canal covered boat
.shed for pontoon w/hoist, dock 12x12, carport.
Screened front porch 4\7. storage area on rear for
lan equipment Seawall hurricane damage
buyer's repairs. (it 93271

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TALL PINES ESTATES $169,900 19'99 custom built bnck /CBS home on overstzed lot
2002 DWMH on 2/3 acre (103x295) 3Bd/2Ba, mas- (3.290 acres, in the iS section. Dozens of extras,
ter bath with dressing area/walk-in closet. Kitchen 10ft. ceilings thru-out, design; kitchen w/island,
i_ large for farili gatherings 1725 .q. it. home custom cabmet.s w.' roU out dravwer-. Secuded estate
witl' w-ood deck for entertaining and summer setbtng wivprnvate drie & grandfather oaks
cook-outs Clean etU maintained. (f'9236i i88537l
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CORNER LOT $85,000 LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES $295,000
In tow-n 3 bedrooms I bath den carport on corner 1986 trame home, 3Bd,.2Ba, garage-workshop, RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE 11 $175,000
lot. 2004 kitchen appliance.. ceratmic tule n kitchen, pole barn, 3 ponds, island gazebo w/bridge, beau- 2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total)
outside "inside just painted 2004 roof. over. Great hful park-like la % n, property is fenced. Mature cit- convenient to town. Large family kitchen/dining,
location near all conteruences. Please call to see! ru-s trees pme,. palms, & cypress. 1 car canvas car- 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets,
(#88533) port. (#89292) each has ceiling fans. (#88747)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal'without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


BUCKHEAD RIDGE ~ JUST REDUCED! $160,000


Fully furnished, located in Buckhead Ridge, just across from' the marina. Two
boat slips, one with electric wench, producing fruit trees on property, all fur-
nishings and appliances included. Sold "As Is". (#88985)
CONTACT OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


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LAKE VIEW BUILDERS WELCOMES
MICHELLE ALVARADO-TIRANDO
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eager and willing to learn their new roles and have shown a great
deal of potential for growing with our company. Lake View
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update.$369,000 #2118 Call John. $175,000 #228 Call Lon 634-1457.






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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 25, 2005


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Joe Bishop, pastor of
Fountain of Life Church
Romans 8:28
On April 20, 1999, two gun-
men entered the rooms and
1 il ,l .,-. of Columbine High
School in Littleton, CO. There, a
shooting spree would begin
that would leave 13 students
dead, two shooters dead, fami-
lies torn apart, a community
shattered, individual lives forev-
er changed, questions not yet'
sufficiently answered and pain
that to this day still lingers. That
day will fo'revermark the reality
of one the greatest tragedies of
America's history.
Tragedy may have stolen the
headlines and left its mark for a
while, but tragedy didn't speak
with the final voice. God's
promise of good has emerged
over the years to touch the lives
of millions from that day where
all good was deeply ques-


tioned. No place on the globe
has been more blessed than
Okeechobee. Who could have
believed that on a day where
one community was so broken
that 2,000 miles away another
community would benefit from
the broken pieces? Who would
have believed that Littleton, CO
and Okeechobee would be
drawn together in a bond that's
greater than life's tragedy?
Through a series of events
that can only be attributed to
divine and eternal arrange-
ment, a ministry team came to
our community in April 2004.
These were the very students of
Columbine's horror. From a
youth crusade called
Columbine Live for Jesus, hun-
dred of lives were shaken and
claimed by the power of God;
young and old alike. The good
from Columbine continues to
the present, long outliving the


Religion Briefs


Graduation ceremonies
won't be in churches
LANDOVER, Md. Three
Montgomery County high schools
say they will no longer use church-
es for graduation ceremonies after
parents complained the locations
were inappropriate because of the
display of Christian symbols.
Montgomery Blair, Richard
Montgomery and -Sherwood high
schools have held their gradua-
tions at the 10,000-seat Jericho City
of Praise church in Landover
because it offered plenty of parking
and space for a large audience.
But some parents objected and
contacted Americans United for
Separation of Church and State,
which notified the school system.
"I'm certainly not against con-
venience, and I'm certainly not
against parents having the oppor-
tunity to bring a number of family
members to the graduation cere-
mony," said John Lippincott, father
of a Richard Montgomery High stu-
dent. "But I don't see that as a com-
pelling reason to overlook the fact
that there is something fundamen-
tally inappropriate about holding a
public school graduation under a
sign that clearly reads 'Jesus Is the
Lord!'"
Montgomery Blair Principal
Phillip F. Gainous acknowledges
the presence of religious symbols,
but said it was not overwhelming.
Montgomery Blair began using the
church in 2002 because a county
horse show arena couldn't accom-
modate the graduation ceremony.
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cate concerns or grievances to the
French government. More than 5
million Muslims live in France, and
Islam is second only to Roman
Catholicism in the number of fol-
lowers in the country.
A total of 5,230 imams, clerics
and other Muslim officials from
France's 1,200 mosques were eligi-
ble to vote last Sunday to select the
council's national and regional
leaders. Turnout was estimated at
85 percent, the Interior Ministry
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A conservative mosque net-
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bad of a single day.
The blessings aren't limited
to Okeechobee. God's promise
has returned to the very place
of greatest grief, to Littleton
itself. The very church that sent
its' team to us was beginning to
lose focus as to the spiritual sig-
nificance of Columbine and los-
ing focus as to its' spiritual min-
istry into the far reaches of the
world. Columbine had become
an event rather than a tool of
outreach. A local pastor was
invited to come and share the
powerful week that occurred
here. There, the power of God
fell as it has done here. By con-
fession of church staff and
members, it was called one of
the most powerful moments in
the church's existence. Vision
was recovered, commitment
was reclaimed and hope was
renewed. People were saved
and lives changed. God brought


good as He so faithfully prom-
ised to do.
That leaves this question, so
what, so what about me? I'm
certain that many are experi-
encing dark days and lives of
hopelessness. I would encour-
age you to turn to the God of
promises and to the promises
of God. There, you will discover
that God will bring good to
what bad has seemingly
claimed and even use the bad
to reach far to bless others with
the good that will always come.
God's promise to you today is:
"I know my thoughts that I
think toward.you says the Lord,
thoughts of peace and not evil,
to give you an end with hope.
(Jeremiah 29:11)
Jesus said, "I am come that
they might have life..." May you
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Courtesy photo
Check presentation
Daryl Roehm (left), Thrivent Congregational Coordinator
with Peace Lutheran Church, presents Matt Buxton a
check for $600 for use during Non-Alcohol Grad-Nite. The
funds were raised through the annual Thrivent chicken
barbecue/fish fry held at Peace Lutheran Church. All the
proceeds raised during this event were awarded to vari-
ous local nonprofit organizations.


Local Religion Events
Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold a
.Space Mission Bible Camp June 27-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.
Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W Second
St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One combined worship
service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be followed by the 90th
anniversary program, and then the great American picnic at noon. We
are searching for old pictures or artifacts of the church. Please contact the
church office at (863) 763-4021, for information.
Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host vaca-
tion Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club VBS Beach Blast
for grades K through high school. The hours are from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
every evening. There will be a kick off and pre-registration on Saturday,
July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon with games, prizes and refreshments. Sat-
urday, July 16, will be a pool party with refreshments for all participants
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. The awards ceremony and the
closing program will be held Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children.
For information or transportation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-6654
after 4 p.m.
'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning stages
for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in
the conference room of the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All committee members and any interested parties are asked to
attend, as important decisions need to be made.
Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hostvaca-.
tion Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things bright and beau-
tiful, and classes will be provided for adults down to the smallest child.
The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.
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.
Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday and Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday through Fri-
day from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3 until 4 p.m.;
Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immigration Assis-
tance is available on the third Thursday of every month from 1 until 5
p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, praying
and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton at
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Community Events

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 the Okeechobee 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 while on 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-
2488.

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's 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. \ork days and hours are
flexible. Call (863.16 6.342306 tor information.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's CommunitN 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 i18001. 403-9311.
Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and Jul.. The meetings \\ill be held in loom 30.3
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.\V. Second Ave
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call Sharon Vinson at 18631 4-62-5000, 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.
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.


New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of his-
torical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a pic-
ture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of
Commerce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial Histo-
ry of Okeechobee" which sells for $4.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees for field trips and special activi-
ties. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will
be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town
Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from I until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5
p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school
hours. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1I of the.2005-06 school
year. Parents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflori-
da.org; or, they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition
for a paper copy of the registration.

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales a ie closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Mon-
day and Friday from9-a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tues-
day thirouigh Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon
from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 untif8
p.m.; Immigration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of
every month from 1 until 5 p m.: and, soccer is every Tuesday and
Thursday evenings.

County pla t directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directori is now for sale at
the COkeechobee Soil & \\ditei C onservation office con U S. '- N For
information, call 8..3') 763.3619. ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A" nrie ly1-for ed conieeatiron. The Gospel Lighthouse, \ ill meet
every Friday at 7:30 p m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Chuich,
914 N.\v Park St. There \\ ill bt old can-mp meeting stile of pleacl-
ing, praying and singing Foi information, contact Reveierd Elmrna J.
Hampton at i,63.i 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliar. and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction x\ith Em ironrnental Control
are sponsoring a lundraiser We ask that you donate your used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post \ll
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received fiomn this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in
the Okeechobee County School sstemrn Boxes \\ ill be made avail-
able at the following locations: Amenican Legion, 501 5 E. Second
Ave.: Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott A\e.; anrd Smith's Com-
puter Service, S.\\ Park Street Additional collection points \\ill be
made available at a later date. For information, call John R. Roone\
at i.863i 763-2950 or i863i 763-8971


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June
24, through Thursday, June 30,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs.
Smith" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:30,7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre 11 "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
,S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S..441 N. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our.objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
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BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
(863)634-2665
BLACK PUPPY,-Approx. 3
months old. Found near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
(863)467-5469
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to identify.
(863)697-2265
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
61-385-2624 Reward
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692


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AFFENPINCHER- for adop-
tion, toy female, to senior
home only, (863)983-6537.
Black Mouth Cur Mix Pup-
pies, Males & Females, 6
weeks old. Free to good
homes. (863)357-2638
FREE TO GOOD HOME, mixed
breed, small breed puppies,
3 females, 2 males.
(863)357-1956
KING SIZE BED- platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.
KITTENS- 3, 8 weeks old.
Cute & Adorable. To Good
Homes Only! (863)763-2639
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
PITBULL/CHIHUAHUA MIX
PUPPIES, 2 /2 mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (14) 6
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 1 / yrs.
old & 6 mo.'s old. Free to
good loving home only.
(863)357-6139




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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
Accounts Receivable Clerk,
full time with benefits. Fax
resume to 772-597-3300 or
call 772-597-3458.
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for home health aides,
homemakers & Part Time
Registered Nurse for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
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DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street

DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR &
OFF ROAD DUMP
TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Ag. Harvesting.
Pay dependent on exp.
(863)467-9929
Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
(863)467-5000
Exp'd Carpenters & exp'd Car-
penters Helpers needed. Ap-
ply at 110 NW 5th St.
FULL or PART-TIME
Responsible cleaning person
for private home. The key
individual would have a dual
role & care for an elderly
person & drive when
necessary. Past references
& very clean driving history a
must! Call Debbie
M-F 8:45am- 3:30pm
(863)467-2982
HELP WANTED: Sod Farm
Foreman/Mechanic. Located
in Kenansville. Transporta-
tion required. 8-6-34-7455
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001, 9-5


Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804


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


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


Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daiy Okeechobee News s A,, Eqlal Opportunity Employer


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Local Construction Company
needs Foreman, Carpenters
& Laborers ASAP
Top Pay. Must have own
transportation. Call Shaun
@ (863)634-7428 or
Justin @ (863) 634-7281

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
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Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
Person with tools preferred
Salary Negotiable
Call Tom (863)634-2737


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IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance
of Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be
able to work in harmony with other employees
and be courteous to the general public. Appli-
cant must possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers'
License (only those with a clean driving record
for the last three years need apply), have high
school diploma or equivalent, have neat, legible
handwriting and average mathematical skills.
Apply to the Okeechobee Utility Authority Office,
100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okee, FL 34974. Applica-
tions will be accepted until position is filled. AN
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Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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PROJECT PLANNER
Commercial Development Company seeks individu-
al to expedite construction documents, measure
sites and prepare pre-architectural studies and
site investigations. Construction, engineering or
planning background helpful. Salary $28,080 to
$35,360 plus benefits. DOQ. Great opportunity for
advancement. Drug Free Workplace, No Smokers.
EOE. LDRA 1625 W Marion, Suite 11, Punta Gor-
da, FL 33950 (941)575-3555


TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag. Tractor Parts Sales.
Pay based on experience.
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.
(772)460-9040 ask for Brian
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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Area Established. No overnite,
Send Resume or Info to:
PO. BOX 1361
Okeechobee, Fl 34973
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Located at
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Call: '
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rewarding .work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
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applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
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HBBI Ntic


COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR -
HEALTH (Medical & Health Services Manager L-1) (#64029893)
The Department of Health has an opening for a
County Health Department Director for Hendry and Glades Counties.
Annual Salary range is $120,000 $140,000.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A physician licensed in Florida pursuantto Chapter 458 or Chapter 459
of the Florida Statutes who is trained in public health administration.
Five years progressively responsible experience in public health practice,
with management responsibilities in two or more areas of public health desired;
Five or more years of supervisory experience. Experience in grant writing,
public speaking, working with elected officials and the media.
Experience in quality improvement techniques, directing, planning, organizing,
developing, monitoring, budgeting, and human resource management.
Knowledge and experience in essential public health services.
Demonstrated knowledge of health policy issues. Proven professional writing skills
and experience in grant writing. Experience in Bioterrorism and Disaster Response.
Please apply on-line at https://jobs.myflorida.com.
Refer to requisition number 64029893.
Closing date: June 27, 2005. EOE/AA/VP Employer.


DUAL CERTIFIED WATER
WASTE WATER OPERATOR
3 days per week
Okeechobee Package
Plant Route
(772)215-8965
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
RESIDENT INSPECTOR
P/T construction inspector
needed for CDBG grant-funded
project in Moore Haven.
Construction & utility linework
experience a must. Mittauer &
Assoc. (904)278-0030
WEEKEND BABYSITTER
WANTED- fo r old, your
home or mine, Ref's re-
quired. (863)261-2751 or
(863)697-6509.



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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance -430
Medical Services435



O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma HEIn,
Graduate fi
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25
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TIRED OF WAITING??
Want to save money?
Get your own permit
Be Your Own Boss,
NO money down
Carports, skirting
& interior repairs
Call BOB Now!!
(863)357-3141


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VRs e735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unitw/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659


HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837
OLD TIME CHESS GAME
on metal stand $25
863-467-7659


GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape. $250.
(886)697-2969
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft )
white, $300 for both.,
(863)467-3645.
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950


BABY ITEMS crib w/ bumper
guard, highchair, 2 bags of
baby clothes $175 or will
sep (863)697-3945


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. (863)983-1848
QUILTS, 2 Beautiful, Hand
Painted & Hand Made. 1 of
Birds & 1 of Butterflies. $500
will sep. (863)467-8050



DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.







CREATIVE MEMORIES- Al-
bums & more. $100. will
separate. 863-634-5038


ANTIQUE COUCH
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
(863)675-0969
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK
& Headboard $75 for both or
will separate (863)697-3945
CURIO CABINET, Oak, 2 Door,
2 Lights. $80.
(863)357-3723
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6' long, light oak color, $85
(863)357-2863
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
$25Q or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
RATTAN FURNITURE SET: 14
pcs. Too many items to list.
Like new. $1000 for all, or
best offer. (863)357-3723
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.


S (83)441-4722
PENN 6/0 REELS- With rods,
2-roller 1- star boat rod
$300. Will separate.
(863) 697-2969



I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Hendry County area.
(863)675-1968.
PIANO, Pennington, Upright.
$400. (863)467-5438
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.
(863)675-4912



COMPUTER CHAIR: Perfect
condition. $20
(863)763-1059


BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES, 2
Males, 1 Female. 5 wks. old.
Call Alice @ (863)357-3528
leave message.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- shots
& wormed, $200.
(863)673-5370.
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


DIGITAL CAMERA- Toshiba,
adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave
message



PUMP, Old, Orange, Home
Lite, 3" w/8 hp. B&S on
spring frame w/lifting han-
dle. $150 (863)467-0139
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1000 863-634-5943



ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.


I Okeechobee






The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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WASHER & DRYER, GE,
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 for both.
(863)467-6470
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
(863)675-5089.
WASHER- front end loader, 4
yrs old, paid $600 sell for
$300 or best offer, works
great (863)697-6851.


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $170.
(863)697-8918
RACING BICYCLE- Trek, Tita-
nium, Excellent condition.
New $1000. Asking $125
(863)467-4328



ROMANCE BOOKS (70) $14
for all. (863)763-1059
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"



ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
all, will sep. (863)357-3439


Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc. cond., $50.
(863)634-5038



BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
toys, too many to mention
$100 for all or will separate
(863)357-2863

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SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
(863)635-4478
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)467-2930
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART-1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.



STATIONARY BIKE
Excellent cond. $20
863-467-7659
STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE
Pro Form, Tailwind II $50
(863)612-0046


PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055
-I Iil


lFurniture


Children's
Items I'll I







The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 25, 2005 1n


RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. $50
(863)467-4192


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202


MINI CHOPPER- Excellent
condition. 6 mo. old. $500.
Firm.(863)697-1702
863-467-4041V



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new, excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112
RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 8B5


m


CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906


APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-7633
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Great personality. Experi-
enced rider. $2500 or best
offer. (863)357-3325
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
(863)763-3631
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1500 (863)763-3631
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Saturday, June 25th
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
11:00 am @ Tack
1:00 pm @ Horses.
Consignments Welcome
478-627-2727 or
850-532-9229
SLN#2120
Saddle, Veach, western,
16Y2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING LAWN MOWER
Snapper, 30" cut, 10h/p, runs
good, frame is ruff $100
(863)467-5299
RIDING MOWER, Late Farm
All Cub w/42" mower. Runs
good. $1350.
(863)467-6101
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20. @.
863-634-9111
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Rentals



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




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1200 mo.
(863)634-8757.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash-
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds-



Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
467-0831.
M


College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)634-1893


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CAN I AFFORD IT?
WHAT ABOUT MY CREDIT?
For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610
friendlymortgage.com

Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured i
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
SSetup &A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS
Waterfront, lake access, sea
wall, desirable residential
community near golf course,
Lg backyard w/cypress
trees, appliances incld, new
roof, clean & well main-
tained. (863)467-1270.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun., 6/26,
1-5pm. 14255 E. Center St.
off Berman Rd. (128th St.)
3/2 on 11 Acres. $879,000.
Call Linda @ Century 21
954-401-3394/434-2299

Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


OKEECHOBEE- Vacant Com-
mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
863-610-0139/634-2562
Vacant Property, 4.29 acres
on Northwest 24th St.,
zoned mobile home or
home, $200k. No Realtors
Please. (863)763-8385.


ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT-
Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner (407)973-6503

Mobile Homes



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




FIBERGLASS STAIRS- New,
for mobile home, 5 risers,
$250. (863)467-0506.


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NEWSPAPER...
nasw you a more I rfomed
amW I lessn" pempn. No
wonder neemsppea rmoders
are mo2e Su02e0full



Fully Furnished 24x36, In-
cluding Florida Rm., C/Air,
W&D, Many extra's. $40,000
/best offer. (863)467-9307
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbit, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Aoessoriem 3020
Marine Miscelanems 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehilcs/ATVs 3035



ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HPR Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
AQUA SPORT 17 FT., Com-
pletely redone w/aluminum
trailer. $2000
(863)697-3161
BOAT & TRAILER
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/home made boat. $150
(863)763-3822
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $180LQor best
offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT 24'
Floating Dock. $800 of best
offer. (863)763-3451
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trlr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


ALLEGRO MOTOR HOME-'90,
29', Sleeps up to 8. Low
mileage. $16,000.
(863)467-0506
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
HMC '92, 35', ltd. ed., Gillig
chassis, 3208 CAT, all the
extras, int. redone, $49,900,
incl. Roadmaster tow pkg.
(863)763-0165


HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $10000. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry



BOAT MOTOR, Nissan 40 hp
Outboard w/elec. start, pwr.
trim & tilt. Oil Injected. Under
25 hrs. $2500 863-697-3161



PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand -new. $700
(863)824-0963



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600,
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$500 (863)357-2549
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue; new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741
YAMAHA PWBO, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or (863)634-5402.

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406'0
Utility TraHers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm


Chevy Celebrity, '87, nice
clean car, good transporta-
tion, new tires, runs good,
$750. (863)634-4076
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 cyl., 5
spd. Runs well. w/spare parts
& spare engine. $2000 all, will
sep. (863)634-3070
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs in-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice
$2500 neg. (863)467-0954
KIA SPORTAGE 1999, All
power, A/C, CD & More!
Runs & Looks good. $3500
(863)675-3774
MERCURY COUGAR 1987, 2
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
(863)467-0954
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213



FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (863)634-4338.


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900..(863)692-2229.
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HEADS: For 300 cu. in.
straight 6 Ford engine,
valves ground. Ready to in-
stall. $100 (863)467-6101
RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.
REAR END- for F350, $100.
(863)357-3981.


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TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
(863)674-1105

TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202

TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
(863)763-0669/697-0311

VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.
(863)824-8749.


CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
(863)697-3074

DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390

FORD 150 XL, V6, auto, a/c,
$5000. (863)697-3074

FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. (863)634-7706.

FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 863)763-1370

FORD RANGER 1992, 150K
mls. Runs excellent. $1800.
Firm. (863)763-3451

GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.
(863)763-1751.

TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837

UTILITY TRAILER
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969


CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.

PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
neg. (863)612-0111

PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
(863)763-6205.


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Community Events


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 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.; Semi-
nole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English 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.m. 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 class-
es, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 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 and
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 Okee-
chobee 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
Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based
and Head Start. You may also get information at this number regard-
ing just what early learning programs are available in Okeechobee
County. Many children are currently being enrolled in school readi-
ness programs.

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. Partott 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 items 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.


Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities 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 chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, 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 program nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y serv-
ices socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las
-familias con ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas information
por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 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.

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.


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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4, a youthful car


By Greg Hendriks

Now here's a youthful car I
can relate to! Some may accuse
me of being a bit conservative in
my old age since I find it hard to
understand modern styles like
the baseball cap worn inside a
nice restaurant and baggy pants
that hang too low. But I can easi-
ly appreciate the latest version of
the Dodge Neon SRT-4.
Dodge's sales brochure is bla-
tantly aimed at boys and girls not
far either side of 20-years-old.
Punctuated with images of
skateboards, bare midriffs and
low-riding pants, Neons in bright
colors enhance the lifestyle
scenes of hanging out, study and
play. There is nothing stodgy
about this little car.
I drove the SRT-4 pocket rock-
et in an eye-catching color called
"Orange Blast". In the bright sun
it reminds me of a color Mit-
subishi used on a concept car
called "Melting Header Orange,"
otherwise know as the "look at
me" color!
- I immediately notice the
chrome-tipped dual exhaust and
the flashy 17-inch, low-profile
(50-series) BFGoodrich high-
performance tires. As I was
handed the keys, the delivery
guy gives me a knowing smirk as
though I am in for an unexpect-
ed treat. He's right. I knew
immediately that I wouldn't
want to give this one back.
I squeeze my 40 plus body
into the tight support of the
"Viper-inspired" performance
bucket seat. Once in, the, seat
feels like a great big hand hold-
ing my ass in place with plenty of
lateral support.
The shifter with cue-ball knob
falls easily to hand low beside
the seat. Everything on the dash
is marked and laid out well
enough that I'll need to look
nothing up in the book. Fit and
finish appear better than I had
expected. The little round boost
gauge peeks out from under the
clam-shell dash like a little tube-
worm. The sporty gauges, silver


There is nothing stodgy about the Dodge Neon SRT-4.


with red needles and SRT logo,
are very attractive and beg to be
stimulated.
A turn of the key pops the rau-
cous motor to life and I'm out
the driveway like a shot. This lit-
tle demon handles like a jackrab-
bit. Steering is quick and tight,
suspension is firm and crisp, and
acceleration is oh, so fast. Power
comes from a turbocharged,
intercooled, 2.4-litre, dual-over-
head-cam, 16-valve, 4-cylinder
engine. Rated at an amazing
230-horsepower and 250 lb.-ft.
of torque the little mill launches
the Neon SRT-4 like a rocket with
barely noticeable turbo lag.
Beyond 3000 rpm the thrust is
magnified. Torque-steer, of
course, is quite evident and hints
at the barely contained civility of
this bulked up, steroid induced
car. With a 12.5 gallon fuel tank,
juiced only with premium fuel,
you can expect mileage in the
mid 20s and cruising range of
around 280, miles with no wor-
ries.
Zipping through modest traf-
fic is a-blast. I do my best not to
offend anyone, but I can't resist
zipping past a few slowpokes. I
park away from all the more
mundane cars in a large parking
lot so that I can admire it from
afar.


When I come back a couple
hours later another SRT-4, this
one in black, is parked right next
to mine an example, I suppose,
of the camaraderie of youth who
instinctively gather in groups of
the like-minded. His is mighty
dirty. Mine glows brilliant orange
under the bright sutfi
Throughout the next few days
driving I notice that the transmis-
sion seems a bit balky, particu-
larly going into second gear. The
shifter seems stiff and unrecep-
tive. I'm also hearing and feeling
a barely perceptible noise and
vibration near the clutch's fric-
tion point. Thinking there might
be a problem with the throw-out
bearing or some related trouble I
consult my local Chrysler dealer.
The repair guy insists that
what I'm feeling is related to this
high performance 5-speed
shifter being filled with automat-
ic transmission fluid rather than
the usual gear oil. "Perfectly nor-
mal," he states. I subsequently
learn that a unique form of auto-
matic transmission fluid is used
because of the limited slip final
drive. With this in mind, I quickly
learn to enjoy.the crisp feel of
this 5-speed transmission.
The Neon platform is an old
one but'this is the second gener-
ation, having been completely


revamped for the 2003 model
year. DaimlerChrysler went
through the car updating and
redesigning the substructure as
well as freshening the styling
substantially. And it shows, as
people constantly come up to
talk to you about the car.
As for safety from such a
small car, crush zones were
added into the design to make it
safer in a crash. Recent crash
testing by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
resulted in three and four stars
(out of five) in the variety of cate-
gories tested a reasonably good
scores for such a small rocket.
Inside, you will find the back
seat and trunk space quite gen-
erous for such a small car. A tad
more than 13 cubic feet of trunk
space with fold down rear seat
backs make for plenty of cargo
potential. Two rear seat passen-
gers will have lots of room and
even a third will be comfortable
if they're not all too big.
The SRT-4 was developed for
a 2003 introduction by an enthu-
siastic, dedicated team of young
engineers within the Street and
Racing Technology Group at
DaimlerChrylser. Inspiration was
gathered from the street racing
and tuner cultures spreading
around the country from origins


The standard sound system for the SRT-4 is a very
AM/FM/Single CD with six speakers that produce a heart
thumping sound. However, for audiophiles the optional sys-
tem called Kicker/SRT Livin' Loud includes nine speakers
with a "small" 10" subwoofer, a 75-watt amplifier and 178


watts of total output.
in the southwest, and they did a
great job in incorporating these
influences. "
In addition to the "take no
prisoners" motor, the SRT-4 fea-
tures a functional aerodynamic
wing on the back, a heavy-duty,
5-speed manual transmission,
cast aluminum wheels, and a
160-mph speedometer (top
speed is rev-limited at 148, how-
ever).
For the racers inside us all,
you also get an automatic torque
biasing limited-slip differential, a
sleek turbo boost gauge mount-
ed neatly under the dash lip, and
performance tuned 4-wheel disc
antilock brakes, along with all
the other stuff we've come to
expect like power windows and
such.
As for audio quality, the stan-
dard sound system for the SRT-4
is a,very AM/FM/Single CD with
six speakers that produce a heart
thumping sound. However, for
audiophiles the optional system
called Kicker/SRT Livin' Loud
includes nine speakers with a
"small" 10" subwoofer, a 75-


watt amplifier and 178 watts of
total output. More than enough
to shake your brain.
For some reason, the SRT-4
does not share the 7/70 power-
train warranty that applies to
other Neons. I suppose the phi-
losophy is that owners might
(will) drive this car too hard and
fast for Dodge to back it to that
level. Instead, the powertrain, as
well as the rest of the car, are
warranted to 3 years/36,000
miles. Not a bad trade off, con-
sidering the enjoyment factor
from driving this car.
If you have the urge to go rac-
ing, be advised that the SRT-4
has been built to qualify for com-
petition in the SCCA's SPEED
World Challenge road racing
series, a 10-race series at some
of the US and Canada's leg-
endary race courses. What other
inexpensive car comes with
these credentials?
I wonder if the Dodge folks
would give me one of these cars
for the season.


Only one side lights up could be the contacts


By Ian McDougall

Question: The brake lights
only work on the left side of my
1991 Dodge Ram pickup. I
checked the other lights: park,
signal and four way flashers and
they work fine. I have also
looked for broken wires and
couldn't find anything wrong.
There is power going through
the brake switch at the brake
pedal. What else could be
wrong?
Answer: The most likely
source of your problems is a
faulty signal light switch. When
you step orn the brake pedal,
power is sent from the brake
switch at .the pedal to the signal
light switch contacts. The signal


light switch routes the power
through to both rear brake
lights but each side has its own
set of contacts.
This is necessary because
the brake lights and turn signal
lights use the same bulb fila-
ment at the rear. When you turn
on a turn signal,, the brake light
contacts are opened at the turn
signal switch and the turn signal
contacts are closed. The flasher
then turns on and off to flash
the signal lights on that side.
The wiring to the rear of the
truck -from the signal light
switch must be good because'
the rear turn signals work.
Wiring from the brake switch to
the signal switch is also good
because the brake lights work


on the other side of the truck.
This leaves only the turn signal
switch. If a piece of dirt is hold-
ing the switch contacts open, it
may be possible to clean them.
If the points are pitted or burnt,
then the switch must be
replaced.
Question: I have a 1982
Oldsmobile Cutlass and the red
charge indicator light glows all
the time the engine is running.
The light is dim; not as bright as
when I first turn the key on to
where all the warning lights
turn on. I have been driving the
car for a few weeks like this and
the battery has not gone dead
yet. Do I need a new alternator
or should I just keep driving it as
is?


Answer: The red charge light
on your dash is glowing
because it is receiving unequal
voltage to each side of it. When
you first turn the key on, power
is sent from the ignition switch
though the bulb to the alterna-
.tor where it is grounded. The
light then turns on. After the
engine starts, power is sent
back from the alternator to the
bulb to turn it off. With equal
voltage at each side of the warn-
irig bulb, there is no current
flow though it and it does not
light.
Several faults could cause
the bulb to glow. The first test is
to unplug the connector at the
alternator with the engine run-
ning and see if the bulb goes


out. If it stays on, then the
wiring from the bulb to the
alternator is shorted to ground
somewhere. Look for worn
spots on the engine wiring har-
ness as a likely source of trou-
ble.
If the bulb goes out, then
there is resistance in the circuit.
An incorrect bulb could cause
your problem, so if the dash has
been worked on recently, check
the correct bulb is installed.
Also check the connections at
the alternator plug to see if they
are clean and tight.
Two other areas could cause
the problem. There is a resistor
(part of the regulator) inside the:
alternator that matches the
resistance of the dash bulb. This


resistor may have burned or
become loose. The resistor can
be checked with the alternator
apart and these alternators can
be repaired cheaply. A new
resistor may be required.
The final area to check the
large wiring harness connector
under the dash on the driver's
side of the, car. The wiring from
,the dash to the engine passes
though this connector and the
terminals for the alternator light
may have backed out or
become corroded. Clean and
tighten any poor connections.
Don't assume the electrical con-
nections are good just because
the .plastic connector is togeth-
er. I have seen this fool experi-
enced technicians many times.


Few drivers are aware of proper cornering skills


By Dave Tobias

Out of the ten thousand or so
drivers that I have taught over
the years, both on the racetrack
and in advanced driving ses-
sions, very few were actually
aware of proper cornering skills.
This is not a black art, but some-
thing every driver should know.
The reasons are safety, less wear
and tear on the car, and general-
ly happier passengers. People
like to be in a car that's driven


Well, even if they don't know
why. Presumably you're reading
this because you have some
interest in driving, and that
should be reason enough.
The first step, obviously, is to
clear the decks. Get rid of any
loose stuff that would be a dis-
traction, such as old pop cans,
small change, etc. One of my
buddies was riding with a cus-
tomer, in the customer's car,
when a whole pile of shotgun
shells appeared out of nowhere
and scattered all over the floor.


Not a happy moment for him or
the driver. Well were at it, if you
have something hanging from
the mirror, take that down too.
Now we're ready to start
with our lesson. First, on the
approach to the corner, get in
the right gear for the exit from
the corner. Fumbling with the
shifter while in the corner
unbalances the car, which is
not good. Second, slow down
before the turn (we no longer
downshift to slow down in
modern cars, since brakes work


much better and they're cheap-
er to replace). Slow in, fast out
is a racing rule. Slow in, safely
out is the street rule. As an
aside, I've long since stopped
trusting those road warning
signs that give a suggested
speed for the turn. Some are
wildly pessimistic, but every
now and then there's a sign that
says forty, and that's forty in a
good car with a good driver, so
be prepared.
Top secret trick number one:
Turn your head to look through


the corner fractionally before
you turn your hands. You may
even end up looking through
the side window at this point,
but that's, alright. Top secret
trick two: Imagine that at this
point you have a string tied from
the bottom of the wheel to the
tip of your big toe. As the wheel
is turned your foot is curling
back off the brake pedal. No,
this doesn't mean you coast
through the turn, so add
enough power to keep the car
moving. Then as vou unwind


the wheel, squeeze back down
on the gas pedal progressively.
It's the correct use of eyes, and
this understanding of the link-
age of hand and foot positions
that mark truly good, smooth
drivers.
The thing to remember is that
this technique works in all cars.
People who still believe they
should power through a corner
are simply providing work for
tire dealers and possibly body
shops. Happy practicing.






16 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 25,2005



Chrysler bringing five new vehicles in 2005


By John Brooks
Chrysler Group will introduce
at least five new vehicles this year.
In a speech at the 2005 Automo-
tive News World Congress in Dear-
born, Michigan, Chrysler CEO
Dieter Zetsche said, "In 2005, we'll
bring the new Dodge Charger,
Jeep Commander and at least
three more vehicles to the mar-
ket."
Chrysler unveiled the 2006
Dodge Charger sedan at the North
American International Auto
Show and plans to show the Com-
mander, a luxury SUV with three
rows of seats, at the New York
Auto Show in March, A third major
vehicle, the Dodge Ram Mega Cab,
a large pickup based on the Dodge
Ram, will also be introduced this
year.
In addition to major launches
this year, Chrysler will also intro
high-performance versions of the
Chrysler 300 sedan, Dodge Mag-
num wagon and possibly the
Dodge Charger. A coupe version of
the Dodge Viper sports car also is
on the way.
Zetsche said Chrysler also is
considering building production
versions of the Chrysler Firepower
sports car and Jeep Gladiator pick-
up concepts and will make its deci:-
sion within a year.
Toyota to
drop echo
Toyota has decided it will


replace the Echo with two Euro-
pean-styled small cars in 2006
according to industry sources.
Although its Camry was again
the best-selling car in the United
States last year, and the smaller
Corolla is successful, Echo sales
fell to below 4,000 in 2004 from a
peak of 48,876 in 2000.
The Echo also faced competi-
tion from Toyota's own youth-ori-
ented Scion brand. Scion sold
nearly 100,000 vehicles in 2004,
the first year the brand became
available nationwide, up ninefold
from 2003 levels. And next year,
Scion will roll out a restyled xA
hatchback, the least popular car in
the lineup.
The move is part of Toyota's
plans to revise its product lineup
while launching 22 new products
coming in the next 15 months.
"One of the ways we're going to
fuel ourselves in the market is
through a product blitz," Jim
Press, chief operating officer of
Toyota Motor Sales, told analysts.
Toyota's new or redesigned
models will include hybrid ver-
sions of the Toyota Highlander and
premium Lexus RX sport-utility
vehicles, new Lexus IS and GS
sport sedans, the revamped Scion
xA hatchback, and a larger and
more powerful Avalon sedan.
Ferrari hits
record sales
Ferrari sold a record 4,900 cars
last year for an annual turnover of


$2.0 billion company insiders
state.
Ferrari's sales rose 4 percent in
the United States last year but were
up 38 percent in Japan, 19 percent
in Britain and 14 percent in France.
Ferrari said its sales were pow-
ered by the 360, which is being
phased out, the 6,12 Scaglietti and
the F430, launched last year.
In 2003, Ferrari sold 4,238 road
cars and posted revenues of 1.26
billion euros and an operating
profit of 32 million euros.
Future 7-series
BMVIS get a butt lift
BMW is tacitly admitting that
the look of its current 7-series flag-
ship sedan has been less than suc-
cessful. The car was redesigned
three years ago in a "stark depar-
ture" from the older BMW look of
straight, engineered lines and
creases.
It's most notable, and contro-
versial, feature was the shape of its
rear end, which was dubbed the
Bangle bustle, after BMW's chief
designer, Chris Bangle.
But the new look took didn't
catch on and U.S. sales of the 7-
series fell 21%. Now, at the North
American International Auto
Show in Detroit, BMW Chief Exec-
,utive Helmut Panke said a "face-
lift" of the 7-series is on the way.
Early photos of the new car reveal
that it's more of a butt-lift as the tail
swoops more than the current
car's is.


Automakers revive
diesel engines
Diesel engines are once again
showing up in more vehicles,
including some expensive models.
Among the new diesel entries are a
$50,000 sedan from Mercedes-
Benz, a diesel Jeep Liberty, and a
diesel-fueled Volkswagen Touareg.
Going against the diesel are an
enduring reputation as loud,
smelly and weak. Environmental
groups criticize their high emission
levels. And diesel fuel which is
carried at only about 30 percent of
filling stations nationwide now
often costs more than gas.
Even so, diesels are grabbing a
bigger share of the market. There
are now 14 diesel models for sale
in the U.S., up from 11 last year.
Automakers sold nearly 500,000
diesels here in 2004, up 31 percent
from 2002, according to the Power
Information Network. These vehi-
cles accounted for 2.9 percent of
the U.S. light-vehicle market in
2004 up from 2.2 percent in 2002.

Outlook is
dim not grim
The U.S. car and truck market
in 2005 is likely to be flat, maybe
even down a bit, from a solid sales
year in 2004, so state industry ana-
lysts and top automotive execu-
tives. .Many observers predict-
Asian brands such as Toyota and


Honda will continue to outper-
form Detroit's Big Three in 2005.
However, General Motors, the
world's largest automaker, can
grow in the U.S. this year after
watching sales fall 1.4 percent in
2004, Chairman and Chief Execu-
tive Rick Wagoner said, "We can.
We're going to try."
Meanwhile, Japan's Big Three
automakers Toyota, Nissan and
Honda saw their U.S. market
share rise from 24.1 percent in
2003 to 26.2 percent in 2004. Many
forecasts call for all three to grow
their share again in 2005.
European brands saw their U.S.
business decline 4 percent last
year, but they hope to reverse the
slide many new models in 2005,
including the next-generation
Volkswagen Jetta, the second-gen-
eration Mercedes-Benz M-class
and Porsche's new 911 Cabriolet.
Regardless of who the winners
and losers, will be among the
automakers as the year unfolds, a
certain winner is the American
consumer, one analyst said. He
expects continued rebates and
financing offers on many models
in the ultra-competitive market-
place, and the choices will be
broader than ever.

Chrysler revamping
its dealer network
Chrysler, which is poised to


increase its U.S. market share a full
point to 14 percent in coming
years intends to build a stronger,
smaller dealer network, Chrysler
CEO Dieter Zetsche said in a pres-
entation to automotive analysts in
Dearborn.
To that end, Chrysler is encour-
aging dealers to upgrade their facil-
ities and put more emphasis on
customer service while also
recruiting new dealers in major
urban markets.
The overall strategy is to have
fewer but larger dealerships which
consolidate Jeep, Dodge and
Chrysler brands under one roof
when that makes sense, and to
increase the profitability of individ-
ual stores.
On average, Chrysler dealers
sell fewer than 500 cars and trucks
a year, taking into account rural
dealers. The company would like
to see that number grow "substan-
tially above 500," with dealers in
large metro markets averaging
about 1,500 vehicles annually.
Chrysler's strategy could spell
trouble for its roughly 1,000 rural
dealers. Zetsche said Chrysler will
reach 14 percent U.S. market
share, up from 13 percent in 2004,
but did not give a time frame for
hitting the goal.
But to gain one point of market
share, Chrysler will have to sell
roughly 170,000 more cars and
trucks year.


Are car drivers smarter than pickup drivers?


By John Brooks
Well, they seem-to be according
to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration. People who
ride in pickup trucks use seat belts
less often than car occupants. And,
as a likely'consequence, a higher
percentage of people killed in pick-
up truck crashes didn't buckle up
compared to. those in passenger
cars, the ageency reported in its kick-
offof the national "Click It or Ticket"
campaign, which promotes seat-
belt laws and strict police enforce-
ment. The two-week campaign
runs from May23 through June 5.
: The agency says more than 80
percent of the people in passenger
cars buckled up in 2003, compared'
to 70 percent of those in pickup
trucks. But in terms of fatalities, 70
percent of those killed in pickup
truck crashes in 2003 did not wear
safety belts, compared to 50 per-
cent of the fatalities in cars.
Ford states he will.
work for free, maybe
Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill
Ford Jr. says tie will link all his com-
pensation to the performance of
the company's automotive busi-
ness. Last year the great-grandson
o. Henry Ford made a total of
about $22 million, about half of
which was in stock options that are
currently out of the money.
Ford's U.S. sales have declined,
about 3.5 percent so-far this year
and its highly profitable truck sales
are slipping. "Auto profitability is
one of the most critical measures
of our success as we go forward,"
Bill Ford told the annual sharehold-
ers' meeting. "That's why I have
asked the compensation commit.
tee to tie my future compensation
even more directly to the perform-
ance of the company's core auto-


motive business."
Crash test info
added to stickers?
Among the numerous provi-
sions of the $295 billion high\\a\
bill recently passed by the Senate is
a rule requiring automakers to start
printing crash-test data on the stick-
ers of all new cars.
Under the proposed rule, the
government's crash-safety and
rollover ratings would be added to
the current, so-called Monroney,
new-car window sticker that cur-
rently lists price, fuel efficiency and
other details about the vehicle.
Before it becomes law, the high-
way bill must go into conference
committee, \\here differences with
a House version must be negotiated
Chrysler lowering
engine warranty
Chry'slei is dropping its 7-
sear 70,000-mnile po\\ertraJn war-
, rantv on all vehicles beginning -ith
the 2006 model year, industry
sources state.
The tarranrv, once standard on
all Chrisler 'eridcles, \%ill now be.
an option. The company says \chi-
cle quality scores have risen for 13
consecutive. years, and that the
%%ac ranty is no longer a mn-ajor sell-
ing point for customers. The first.
mnodel ixithout the warranty y will be
the 2006 Dodge Charger-sedan.
Beginning with 2006 model
year vehicles, the powertrain on
Chr ysler, Dodge arid Jeep, vehicles
will be covered by the 3-year or
36,000 mile warranty, as aie all.
other parts.
Leasing makes
a come back
The auto industry. is aggressive.


ly pushing people to lease instead
of buy. Since the late 1990s, when
leasing accounted for 25 percent of
all new-car transactions, it has fall-
en to as little as 12 percent of trans-
actions in recentyears.
But with rising interest rates
making ''"... deals and car financing
costlier again, automakers are try-
ing to push their leasing numbers
back up by making the financing
method more attractive.
For example, General Motors
recently.began a pilot program,
"Freedom Lease," with three car
models in some markets that lets
buyers return their car in the first
12,000 miles and break the lease
with no penalty except for loss of
the down payment, which is a min-
imum of $1,500.
Other manufacturers are
expanding programs that let cus-
tomers get out of a lease early if
they buy or lease another vehicle.
Nevertheless, unlike in the
1990s, automakers aren't offering
leasing deals across the board but
are focusing them specifically on
certain parts of the country, and
specific vehicles, particularly those
Xilh relatix ely sluggish sales.
Some tips to potential lessors:
If you intend to keep a new car
for only two,to three years, leasing
generally makes more financial
sense.
If you drive a lot 20,000 miles
or more a year buying is better.
If you plan to keep the car and.
use it until it falls apart, buy it.
Chrysler to build
new V-6 engines
Chrysler announced it is invest-
ing $297 million to upgrade an
engine plant in Trenton, Michigan,
for production of two new V-6
engines by summer of next year
company insiders slate.


The two new engines a 4.0-
liter V-6 and a 3.8-liter V-6 will be
used in multiple vehicle models,
including minivans and activity
vehicles, the story said, and will
support Chrysler's plan to launch
16 newvehicles by the end of 2006.

Iran's Paykan
gets put down
Iran ended nearly four decades
of production of the Paykan, the
country's most popular car.
described as shoebox-like accord-
ing to a state-run television story.
The car was first manufactured
in 1967 and more than 2.2 million
were produced, but it became an
environmental hazard and a major
cause of pollution in Iran. The four-
cylinder Pa) kan the name means
"arrow" in Farsi gets just 12 miles
to the gallon.

Toyota, GM lead
quality study
Toyota and General Motors, the
two largest automobile manufac-
turers in the world, took 15 of the
18 top model segment awards in
the J.D. Power and Associates 2005
Initial Quality Study (IQS).
The closely watched report sur-
veyed more than 62,000 U.S. own-
ers and lessees of 2005 model-year
vehicles and measures 135 attrib-
utes across nine categories, includ-
ing ride/handling/braking, engine
and transmission, and a broad
range of quality problem symp-
tois reported byvehicle owners.
In the study, Toyota earned 10 of
the top model segment awards,
with the Lexus SC 430 the highest-
ranking model for the second con-
secutive year, at 54 problems per
100 vehicles (PP 100) Other Toyota
models earning segment awards


include the Toyota Prius (Compact
Car), Scion tC (Sporty Car) and
Toyota RAV4 (Entry SUV).
General Motors earned five top
model segment awards, including
those for the Chevrolet Malibu/Mal-
ibu Maxx (Entry Midsize Car),
Buick Century (Premium Midsize
Car) and Chevrolet Suburban (Full-
Size SUV).
Ford takes
model awards
F-150 LD (Full-Size Pickup)
ranking highest in their respective
segments. .
The study shows that a number
of makes and models demonstrate
marked improvements from the
2004 study. Chief among them is
Hummer, \\ith a 36 percent:reduc-
tion in reported problems. Since its
debut in the 2003 IQS, Hummer
has reduced reported problems by
115PP100.
Nissan alsoperformed dramati-
cally better in the 2005 study, with
the Nissan Quest as the most-
improved model, recording an
impressive 104 PP100 improve-
ment. Other models showing
notable improvements are the Kia
Spectra (64 PP100 improvement),
the Hummer H2 (63 PP100
improvement), and the Scion xA
(62 PPl100 improvement).
Overall, the automotive indus-
try garners only a minor increase in
industry-wide initial quality in
2005. After showing an 11 percent
quality improvement from 2003 to,
2001, the overall industry average
has improved only one PP100 in
2005to 118 PP100.
Manufacturers demonstrate
overall improvement in more than
one-half of the 135 problem symp-
toms included in the study, com-
pared to 2004. Among the nine
problem categories surveyed,


ride/handling/braking and exterior
problems continue to cause the
greatest challenge to manufactur-
ers. Consumers report that the
transmission causes the least num-
ber of problems.
The top vehicles in the J.D.
Power quality surveywere:
Segment vehicle, Compact Car,
Toyota Prius, Entry Midsize Car,
Chevrolet Malibu/Malibu Maxx,
Premium Midsize Car, Buick Cen-
tury, Full-Size Car, Buick LeSabre,
Entry Luxury Car, Lexus IS 300,
Mid-Luxury Car, Lexus GS 300/GS
430, Premium Luxury Car, Lexus
SC 430, Sporty Car, Scion tc, Premi- -
um Sports Car, Nissan 350Z, Mid--
size Pickup, Ford Explorer Sport -
Trac, Light-duty Full-Size Pickup,-
Ford F-150 LD, Heavy-duty Full-Size:
Pickup, GMC Sierra HD, Entry SUV,'
Toyota R-AV4, Midsize SUV Toyota-
4Runner, Full-Size SUV, Chevrolet
Suburban," Entry Luxury SUV,
Lexus RX 330, Premium Luxury-
SUV, Lexus GX 470, Midsize Van
and Toyota Sienna.
Toyota recalls
750,000 trucks .
Toyota is recalling more ith
750,000 pickup trucks and spo
utility vehicles because of pr
lems with the front suspension t
could impair steering.
The recall covers 774,856 ve
cles in the United States, include
the 2001-2004 Tacoma, the 2t
2002 4Runner and the 2002-'
Tundra and Sequoia.
The problem could forceir
ers to use more steering *
which could let the vehicle
and increase noise fromrn th
pension.
A Toyota spokeswoman -'
the company had confirde n
cases, but that there w(?D
injuries associated with tht
lems.


Meandering thoughts


on how cars are named


By David Tobias

The world is full of mysteries
and unexplained events. What is
art? Why do people in beer ads
look full of energy while those in
coffee ads are always mellow?
&What are WWF wrestlers like
,when they're away trom the ring?
How is it that as soon as a decade is
over, its music becomes worthy of
a twenty CD collection of classic
hits? Why do music videos matter
more than the music itself? As if
that weren't enough, and feel free
to add to the list, how in the world
do car companies come up with
names for their products?
I will not make much of a corn-
ment on the vehicles themselves,
except to point out the following,
there are ,ery few bad cars on the
market, but, despite w hat you may
read in the car enthusiast publica-
tions, there are very few exception-
al cars out there. All road cars are
built around a series of compro.
mises. The real answer is, buy
what you like, just don't get carried
away in your enthusiasm.
There are still areas in North
America where the old Ford versus
Chevy battles still rage, though it's
pretty senseless now. After all, both
manufacturers subcontract a lot of
parts, build cars and components
in other countries, and so on. It's a
global market.
Ford, for example, owns Volvo


and Jaguar, among others, and I've
lost track of ho\\ many other com-
panies GM has shares in Daimler
and Chrysler are now one. A lot of
times, especially \Nith rental cars, I
find I have to read the car's badge
to even recognize w hat I'm driving.
The European manufacturers
favor numbers and letters. Words
are rewarded as a nickname, with
exceptions like Porsche's Boxsler.
The numbers generally have some
sort of order, defining model rank-
ing and engine size. I suspect,
though, that some of those num-
bers are assigned simply because
the marketing guys thought they
sounded cool.
American manufacturers are
the masters of delusion when it
comes to vehicle names. There
used to be a Ponliac called the
Parisienne. It was a big car. It could-
n't have made a turn in downtown
Paris without the assistance of a
crane and three tugboats.
Then there's the Impala, which
was a real %workhorse. What were
the advertising gu\s smoking, that
when they saw this big boat, they
thought of an Impala scampering
across the plains?
My dictionary defines capri-
cious as guided b\ whim, incon-
stant, irregular. Is this what was on
people's minds when they trolled
down to the Chevy dealer and
asked to test drive a Caprice?


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48k miles. Lit ......................... $9,995
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2.0L, 5 spd, power windows/locks, 14k mi. iMl .$9,995
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, loaded ...... 9,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr windows/locks, 8k mi. .$9,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Low miles, loaded. ..... ............... $10,995
2002 Mazda Protege PR5
Automatic, alloys, 44k mi. .............. $10,995
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE
4 dr, 1.8L, automatic, pwr w/l, cd, 46k mi. ..$10,995
2000 Honda Accord LX
4 dr, 2.3L, auto, power w/l, cass, 57k mi. .$10,995
2002 Mercury Sable
Silver, 18k miles. Li ....................$11,995
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Like new, only 8k miles .... ..... $12,995
2001 Toyota Camry CE
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, leather, 41k mi. KM ......... $12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, excellent condition ... ............. $13,900
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. it..... $12,995
2001 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, one owner, 14k mi. .....$12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, auto, premium pkg, 15k mi. g ...... $13,995
1999 Toyota Solara SE
V6, leather, wheels, 59k mi. N .............. $13,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, 27k mi. l@ .......... ... $13,995
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, 47k mi. ... .... $13,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, 2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 15k mi. a .... $14,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium silver, 15k miles. u .V .............$14,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, sunroof, 38k mi. 8 I....... $14,995
2003 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, 1.7L, auto, power w/l, cd, s/r, 19k mi. M .$14,995
2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
White, 30k miles. LMy .................... $15,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, wheels, like new, 17k mi. N ......... $15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. L ............ ... $15,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 10k mi. ...... $15,995


2003 Hyundai XG350L
-I r V6 ]ui:i, s nrro01 e tr3her ji i r,, 15,995
2000 Toyota Avalon
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, loaded, 46K mi. ..... $15,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, 12k miles. .................... $16,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. IM ......................... $18,995
2004 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, sunroof, automatic, wheels, 12k miles. .$22,995
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder
V6, automatic, power w/Il, cd, 4wd. B$. ........ $5,995
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
4 dr, V8, power w/l, cass, captain chairs. $5 .... $5,995
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
V6, auto, power w/l, 79k mi. ............ $6,995
1998 Mercury Mountaineer
V8, auto, leather, loaded. ............... $8,995
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. 4x4
V6, automatic, leather. M .................. $8,995
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, alloy wheels. ..... $9,995
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, 4WD, 68k mi. ............ $9,995
1999 Ford Expedition XLT
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, 7 passenger. I1 .... $9,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 20k mi. .$11,995
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Automatic, cd, limited warranty, 85k miles. .$12,995




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2001 Mazda Tribute LX
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 36k mi. .* $13,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, auto, power w/l, 16k mi....... 13,995
2002 Ford Explorer XLS
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS
Pwr windows/locks, cd, wheels, low 27k mi. l .$14,995
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4x4
2003 Mazda Tribute LX S
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 29k mi. .....$.17,995
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
4.0L, V6, auto, dvd, leather, loaded, 39k mi. l. $18,995
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
V8, automatic, power w/l, cd, 51k mi. .1 .... $17,995
2003 Ford Explorer E i
Tan, 37k miles. ,w ./ .. ................ $20,995
2005 Nissan Xterra S
Automatic, V6, just like newly 3k miles. ...... $23,995
2003 Nissan Murano SL
Leather, sunroof, cd & more, 23k miles. l ..... $26,995
2002 Cadillac Escalade
Black, new chrome wheels & tires. c ...... $32,995
2004 Cadillac SRX
AWD, navigation system, V8. ............ .$33,995
2004 Lincoln Aviator
White, 10k miles. L .mv ............... .33,995
2003 Hummer H2
Yellow with grey leather, 25k mi, must see! ..$42,995

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1995 Jeep Wrangler 4x4
Hard top, stereo, 5 speed, 82k miles. N. ... .$6,995


2000 Ford Windstar SEL
'.6 .utormriii.:.I,,je lejr, er $8,995
2001 Mazda B2300 Pickup
v6, 2.5L, aulo, Lanneau cover, 3bk mi ...... 9,995
2001 Ford F150 Super Crew Lariat
V8, leather, custom topper, loaded. ....... $12,995
2001 Chrysler Town & Country
Tan, 61k miles. *LI ...................... $14 ,995
2002 Mazda MPV ES
V6, automatic, loaded, 32k mi. il ..... $15,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab
V8, automatic, power w/l, cd, one owner. .15,995
2004 Chevrolet Silverado LS XCab
4WD, long bed, V8, auto, leather, cd, 36k mi. N $24,995
2005 Buick Terraza
Loaded, only 2k miles. ........... ...... $24,995
2005 Buick Terraza
Leather, 11k miles, like brand new. yl $V.. ... 25,995
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab SLE
4x4, Duramax diesel, trailer package. .. ... $26,995
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Crew Cab
V8, auto, limited edition, 36k miles. .H .. .29,995
2005 Ford F250
Black, 16k miles. S ................... $36,995
2005 Ford F250 Super Crew 4x4
6.0L, diesel, automatic, leather, 16k mi. $. 37,995


1997 Ford Mustang Coupe
V6, auto, pwr windows/locks, cass, 74k mi. .5,995
2001 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe
2.0L, auto, power w/l,.cd, sporty. '... ... .. $6,995
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible
5 speed, leather, loaded. HI ................. $8,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power windows, air, 60k mi .$9,995
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Full power pkg-, atrtoair &--.nore, 18k mi. .$13,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, Shinsen Edition, 13k mi $16,995
2004 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, leather, 5k mi. i ......... $18,995
2004 Mazda RX8 Sport
1.3L, red, automatic, power w/l, cd, 19k mi. $22,995
2005 Honda S2000 Convertible
2.0L, 5 speed, leather, 2k mi. ........ $27,995
2002 BMW 325ci Convertible
Silver, blacktop, automatic, 31k miles. N ..... $29,995
2002 BMW 328i Convertible
Sliver on silver. .... ....... $29,995


1995 Lincoln Town Car
Low miles. L1t ......................... .$5,995
1997 Cadillac Deville
Clean car. C ............................ $12 ,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. .................. 14,995
2001 Volvo S80
Leather, sunroof, wheels, 42k mi. N ......... $15,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Treasure Coast Edition. ................. 17,995
2000 Jaguar Vandenplaus Edition
Black beauty, 53k miles. IN. ....... $1 9,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, tan Ithr, certified to 75k mi, 31k mi. $22,995
2001 Jaguar XJ8
Silver, 42k miles. LaW .................... $22,995
2003 Cadillac Seville
Low miles, luxury package. ....... ... $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition, low miles. .... ... $23,995
2002 Lexus ES300
Tan leather, cheap luxury, only 35k mi. ... $23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. : ................... 24 ,995
2003 Cadillac Deville
Only 9k miles, luxury package. .......... 23,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. ........... .. $24,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Tan, 30k miles, certified to 75k mi. ...... $25,995
2003 Infiniti G35
2 dr, leather, sunroof, cd & more, 24k miles. .$27,995
2000 Audi S4
56k miles. L ........................ 529,995
2003 Infiniti G35
Automatic, sunroof, wheels, 22k mi. $ ....... $30,995
2005 Cadillac Deville
Presidential series, 6k miles. C ............. $32,995


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Advance Trac RSC, Cross Bars & More! Stk. #5179 ABS, Alloys, Prem. AM/FM CD & More! Stk. #51193 3rd Row Seats, Floor Mats! Stk. #5920
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Auto., 56,200 Miles
$7,995
'99 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE
Tan Metallic, Lthrn, Huge Value
$10,995
'01 DODGE
INTREPID RT
Auto., 20,300 Miles
$11,995
'00 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COUNTRY
Ltd., Red Metallic, 45,800 Mi.
$13,495
'00 LINCOLN
LS
V8, Moonroof, Leather
815,995
'01 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE LTD.
V8, Leather, 44K Miles
$16,295
'04 JEEP
WRANGLER
Black, 6 Cylinder, A/C
$18,995
'04 DODGE
DAKOTA SLT
Quad Cab, 4.7 V8, Silver
$21,495
'01 GMC 2500
SUPER CAB SLT
4X4, Gray, Leather
S21,495
'04 FORD
EXPLORER XLI
Leather, 6K Miles, V8, 4X,
$24,-29


2W SUPERDUTY
Super Cab, A/C, 5 Spd. Auto., XL Decor Group,
Tow Pkg., Cloth Bench Seat! Stk. #51046
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Auto. A/C, Trac. Control, 7 Passenger! Stk. #5758
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DURANGO Li
2005 EXPEDITION S i$25,99
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Puddle Lamps, 60/40 Bench! Stk. #51180 '05 FORD
FROM Dieel Auto 2400
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X5
3.0 I, Black, Tan Lth, :
$32,51
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6,500 Mi., Hard Top Cor
$32,91


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