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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 204



Briefs

Plans to reprint
book under way
Due to recent interest, the
Okeechobee Historical Society
is making plans to reprint the
book "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and
Betty Chandler Williams.
The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, and the Histori-
cal Society hopes to have
books available by Christmas.
If you are interested in a
copy send your name, address
and telephone number to:
Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box
249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973.
This will not obligate you to
buy the book, but you will be
notified when they are avail-
able.
You are asked to send this
information to Mrs.
Williamson soon.
Map company
not with Chamber
If someone has contacted
you in the recent weeks
regarding a county-wide map,
please be advised they are not
associated with the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of
Commerce and their maps
will not be available at the
Chamber office. These com-
panies periodically come into
town to sell ad space and
should not be associated with
your local chamber.
The Chamber is in the
process of gathering informa-
tion to print a new up to date
comprehensive City-County
map that will be made avail-
able to our law enforcement,
firemen, rescue personnel and
individuals. These maps will
only be available in the Cham-
ber office. Any information
regarding these maps will be
done out of the Chamber
office by staff, with no out of
town interference.

Inside

Armstrong
maintains lead
LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France
Italy's Giuseppe Guerini
won Friday's 19th stage of the
Tour de France, with overall
leader Lance Armstrong riding
safely behind in the main pack.
The six-time champion
maintained his comfortable
advantage of 2 minutes, 46 sec-
onds over Italy's Ivan Basso,
and 3:46 on Denmark's Mick-
ael Rasmussen heading into
Saturday's final time trial.
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Drought Index
Current: 255
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.58 feet


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

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Saturday, July 23, 2005


School board unveils new budget


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's budget time again! At their
Thursday night meeting, the
Okeechobee County School
Board approved for advertise-
ment the tentative millage rate
and the tentative budget for the
coming fiscal year.
The board also heard Superin-
tendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper express her legislative
agenda, and goals. In addition,
they acted on a number of rou-
tine items.


For at least the fourth straight
year, the millage rate has gone
down but the budget has
increased because of increased
property values in the county.
The proposed millage rate
was set at 7.955, down from this
year's 8.256.
One mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property
value.
That millage is expected to
generate an estimated
$13,963,613 in tax receipts.
This year's proposed budget


totals $67,886,702.48. The differ-
ence between that figure and the
estimated tax receipts will come
from state and federal funds.
The proposed budget includes
$7,113,843.24 for capital
improvements. Of that amount,
the largest single appropriation,
$1,196,368.66, is for classroom
additions at South Elementary
School.
Debts services comprise
$355,983.03 of the budget. The
food service budget anticipates
appropriations of $3,527,503.35,


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Summer day campers found enough room to take some laps at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex pool. Children from the Civic Center summer day camp and also from the
Clubhouse Child Care Center enjoyed some water fun on a hot day.


Everybody In the pool! A full pool at the Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool
included summer day campers from the Civic Center and the Clubhouse Child Care
Center summer day camp. Swimmers enjoyed the pool under the watchful eye of life-
guards who strictly enforce pool rules.


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and $6,617,208.83 of the pro-
posed budget will come from fed-
eral programs funds.
Public hearings on the budget
vvill be held on Aug. 2 and Sep. 6.
Both hearings will be held at the
school board offices at 700 S.W
Second Ave. and vvill begin at 6
p.m.
There are three points to the
superintendent's legislative agen-
da.
The first one is adequate fund-
ing. Dr. Cooper said the school
system needs to have adequate


funds to provide competitive
salaries to recruit and retain
teachers, and to build new facili-
ties.
The second point is accounta-
bility based upon student learn-
ing gains. She said that is the most
accurate and fair way to hold the
school system accountable.
The superintendent also advo-
cated maintaining class size
reduction requirements at the dis-
trict level rather than the school
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increased at a rate of approxi-
mately 40 percent since 2002.
He also reported on a 13.1 per-
cent increase on assessed
property values even over last
year.
"Second generation proper-
ty owners locally stand to gain
the most in return from the
recent boom in real estate
prices," he said.
Mr. Whitehall stated that the
sales generated in the city's
commercial district total
approximately $55,000 annual-
ly, He went on to say that build-
ing growth as reflected in the
total of building permits issued
since 2000 totaled over $11
million for single family resi-
dential homes, $892,000 for
multi-family residential and
over $9 million in commercial


permitting.
Mr. Whitehall also dis-
cussed a $3 million investment
in a Commerce Park project
including a $600,000 block
grant for that project already in
the works.
"We want smart growth for
the city," he said, adding that
the city has a $4 million budget
that is being utilized in support
of the city's growth.
Other topics which Mr.
Whitehall touched on were a
street overlay program with a
budget of approximately
$200,0004250,000 for repairs
to city streets.
He commented to Kiwani-
ans about the recent develop-
See Kiwanis Page 2


By D. Hamffton
Okeechobee News
New Okeechobee City
Administrator Brian Whitehall
gave some details of the
growth of the city during
Thursday's Kiwanis Club meet-
ing.
-Mr. Whitehall, who took
over the new position on June
1, told Kiwanis Club members
that when he and his wife
Diana first came to Okee-
chobee from Illinois, they were
surprised at the cost of real
estate in the area.
"Swamp land in Florida
sells at $100,000 per lot," he
said.
Mr. Whitehall went on to
give a brief overview of how
costs for land pricing have


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the guest speaker at the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting by club
member Scott Dawson (right).


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News Briefs Prosecutors will seek


Governor Oks
Tax Free Days
TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush and the Florida Legislature
have approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005 Tax
Free Days for Sales Tax will begin at
12:01 a.m., July 23, and end at mid-
night, July 31,2005.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: clothing and
related items with a sales price of
$50 or less; books with a sales price
of $50 or less; and, school supplies
with a sales price of $10 or less.


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death penalty for Couey


INVERNESS A sex offender
accused of kidnapping, sexually
assaulting and killing 9-year-old
Jessica Lunsford earlier this year
will go on trial Feb. 6, the judge
said.
Prosecutors say the trial of
John Evander Couey, 46, could
last three weeks, including a pos-
sible penalty phase to seek a
death sentence if Couey is con-
victed of first-degree murder.
Couey's defense is expected to
request a change of venue, and
both sides believe the trial will be
moved from Citrus County
because of pretrial publicity. The


defense also is expected to try to
have Couey's alleged confession
thrown out as evidence because
he requested a lawyer before the
statement but wasn't provided
one.
Couey's public defenders have
declined comment on the case.
Investigators say Couey kid-
napped Jessie from her bedroom
the night of Feb. 23 and held her
captive for several hours to sever-
al days in a nearby mobile home
he shared with other adults,
including his half sister.
Although he has pleaded not
guilty, authorities say Couey


admitted to the crime March 18,
the day after he was arrested in
Augusta, Ga., and told them he
buried the third-grader alive
behind the mobile home where
he lived.
An autopsy showed she had
been sexually assaulted and died
of suffocation.
In documents released this
week, Couey's half sister, Dorothy
Dixon,, told investigators Couey
exposed himself and inappropri-
ately touched to her daughter.
Others have raised similar allega-
tions.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. The
Alabama House passed a resolu-
tion Friday asking state residents
to boycott travel to Aruba, where
an Alabama teenager has been
missing for more than seven
weeks.
The resolution expresses con-
cern that no one has been
charged in the disappearance of
18-year-old Natalee Holloway of
* e mp Mountain Brook. She disap-
___ peared May 30, hours before she
was to catch a return flight to
Alabama, at the end of a high
school graduation trip to the
Dutch Caribbean island.


Since Holloway's disappear- Vance said.
ance, authorities in Aruba have
detained seven people in the Rep. Jim Carns, R-Mountain
case, but only Joran van der Sloot, Brook, whose district includes
the 17-year-old son of a judge in Holloway's residence, said he
training, remains in custody. Hol- supports the resolution.
loway was last seen in public leav- "I think we need to do some-
ing a nightclub with van der Sloot. thing to get their attention," Cams
The resolution was sponsored said. "One of our citizens went
by Rep. Leslie Vance, D-Phenix their as a tourist and apparently
City, who said he hopes the threat something terrible happened."
of losing tourist dollars will
encourage officials in Aruba to The resolution is not-a law.
speed up the investigation. Vance said it is just a recommen-
"This is a way to say to the dation asking Alabama tourists to
authorities down there that you avoid Aruba until the Holloway
have to get serious about this," case is resolved.


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level.
"It's just going to be so difficult,
it might be an impossible task,
"she said of trying to maintain
classroom reduction require-
ments.
The superintendent went on to
say her first goal is academic
achievement. Programs and
strategies should be addressed
toward meeting student's aca-
demic needs.
Her second goal is to address
the rising pattern of growth by
moving forward with additional
classroom space and aggressively
recruiting new teachers, and to
adequately and competitively
compensate existing personnel.
The superintendent's third goal
is funding. She vowed to seek
additional funding through legisla-
tion, grants and special facilities
processes while trying to maintain
an adequate fund balance.
Dr. Cooper announced that
South Elementary School, Osceo-
la Middle School and the Fresh-
man Campus all have hired
enough teachers. She went on to
say that prospective teachers are
being interviewed to fill the small
number of vacancies remaining at
the other schools.
Turning to other action, the
board voted to expel a ninth grad-
er at the Freshman Campus for
alcohol and drugs.
Two policy changes were
approved for advertisement.
One is a policy on assisting
teachers to be become highly
qualified. This policy is being
adopted in accordance with the
No Child Left Behind Act.
The second policy is the stu-
dent progression plan that
involves the impact of attendance


on earning credits.
The board also approved an
amendment to the policy on ill-
ness or injury in the line of duty
leave.
Board members gave their
approval to job descriptions for a
coordinator of grants and special
programs and ESE counselor.
An attendance manual was
considered that will provide infor-
mation regarding attendance pro-
cedures and programs.
In other action, the board:
awarded a contract in the
amount of $381,930 to David
Brooks Enterprises for construc-
tion of a bus loop and coved walk-
ways at Central Elementary
School.
awarded a contract to Okee-
chobee Air Conditioning in the
amount of $204,875 to replace an
air conditioning unit on the roof of
Yearling Middle School.
revise personnel allocations
for 2005-06 to allow for deletion of
one permanent substitute posi-
tion at the Freshman Campus and
addition of one permanent substi-
tute position at Central Elemen-
tary School.
appointed board members
David Williams and Joe Arnold to
the Value Adjustment Board with
board member Kelly Owens as an
alternate.
-* changed the daily work
hours for food service managers
from seven and one half to eight
hours a day.
approved two amendments
to the terminal pay program.
e named Theda Bass as princi-
pal of Osceola Middle School.
applied for a grant that will
be used to implement a Construc-
tion Management and Architectur-
al Technology Institute for the
2006-07 school year.
decided to participation in
the Small School District Council
Consortium.


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ments with the Main Street proj-
ect in which members of the
state's Main Street committee
visited the city to recommend
ways to improve the main street
district.
He said reports on the visit
should be forthcoming.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-


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please contact Central Elementary
School at (863)462-5077

Kindergarten
One backpack (no wheels);
one or two packages of pencils;
two bottles of white school glue;
crayons (24 count); scissors (blunt
end); watercolor paints; markers
washable; 70 page spiral note-
book; (two) three-prong pocket
folders (no design); small plastic
crayon box; two chunk erasers and
hand sanitizer. Optional supplies:
one package of white paper plates
(any size); one box of baggies; one
box of tissues and one box of bath-
room size Dixie cups.

First Grade
#2 pencils; one bottle of school
glue; one pair of blunt-end scis-
sors; one package of 24 or less
crayons; one heavy duty, three-
hole supply pouch; one box of tis-
sues; backpack without wheels;
economy-sized hand sanitizer;
medium to large pink eraser and
four black dry erase markers.

Second Grade
Three boxes of pencils (24
pack); two boxes of crayons (24
pack); one box of markers (8
pack); two composition note-
books (usually black and white);
one box of tissues; two dry erase
markers; one bottle of glue (no
glue sticks); one zipper supply
pouch to hold supplies; one white
binder (two inches); two packs of
notebook paper; one bag of
candy; one pair of scissors; one
back pack (no wheels); one pack
of 3x5 index cards; one bottle of
hand sanitizer and two folders with
pockets and brads to hold paper.

Third Grade
One package of 24 pencils; four
packs of loose-leaf paper; one glue
stick; one pack of crayons or col-
ored pencils; one zipper pouch to
hold supplies; two highlighter
pens; two packages of 3x5 index
cards (200 total); three dry erase
markers; two packs of 3x3 sticky
notes; two pens (any color); four
folders with pockets and brads to
hold paper; two boxes of tissues;
(one) one-inch, three-ring binder
(white) and one bottle of hand
sanitizer. Please: no pencil boxes
or rolling backpacks due to space
limitations.

Fourth Grade
One package of 24, #2 pencils
(no mechanical or sta-sharp one);
one'book bag; one composition


notebook (another may be needed
at the semester break); two spiral
wide-lined notebooks (70-100
pages); one large bottle of school
(white) glue, no gel glue; one pair
of blunt-end scissors; one package
of colored pencils; one package of
thick or thin markers; one package
of crayons (no more than 24);. four
two-pocket folders; one small cray-
on box to store supplies; four high-
lighters; two low odor dry erase
markers; two packages of wide-
lined loose leaf paper; one small
pink eraser; one pack of Post-It
Notes, standard size and one pack-
age of Index cards (plain white or
colored). The following items are
also needed: extra packages of
index cards; boxes of tissues; extra
package of sticky notes (all sizes);
Markers for art; extra thin line
markers for writing projects; Per-
manent sharp markers in all colors
or black and colored pens. No
large zippered binders as they do
not fit in the students' desks and
we ask that you would stay away
from pencil sharpeners and the
fancy pencils that usually break.


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Working together
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office joined with the Department of Transportation on
Wednesday to do a commercial vehicle safety inspection on S.E. 128th St. Together (left
to right) (front) Deputy Adrian Rodgers of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and
Lucas Morales of the DOT. In the second row: Deputy Gary Bell and Deputy Brain Hagan
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and from the DOT: Officer Christopher
Galante, Officer Dave Pearce, Sergeant Steve Gove and Officer Barry Richburg. In the
back row Deputy Paul Ferrell of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.


Obituaries


Ellen Rose Harty
Ellen Rose Harty, age 74, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
July 20, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. She was born Oct. 1, 1930 in
Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Harty had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 20 years. Her hobbies were
crosswords, knitting and reading.
Survivors include: sons,
Joseph (Elizabeth) Harty of Atco,
N.J., John Harty, Edward (Judy)
Harty of Okeehcobee and
Richard (Shelley) Harty of Estelle
Manor, N.J.; daughters, Ruth
Marie (Steve) Reres of Egg Har-
bor Township, N.J., Deborah
(William) Keenan, Joyce (Robert
Coleman) King of Okeechobee
and Penny (Jeff) Kowalski of
Erial, N.J.; 12 grandchildren;
eight great-grarndchildren; broth-
ers, Edward F. (Joyce) Dolphin,
Jr. of Okeechobee and John Dol-
phin of Vienna, W.Va.; sister, Ruth
(Robert) Uhlig of Tabernacle,
N.J., and son-in-law Larry King.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
fon Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.

Clara Elsie Hickman
Clara Elsie Hickman, age 89,
of Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
July 20, 2005 at her residence.
She was born May 17, 1916 in Dil-
lon; S.C. Mrs. Hickman had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
May of 2004. She enjoyed playing
bingo and cards.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband John Monroe Hick-
man, and sons Bill and Bickett.
Survivors include: four sons,
Jimmy Calvin (Eileen) Hickman
of Palm Harbor, George Thomas
(Betty) Hickman and Bobby Earl
(Pat) Hickman of Okeechobee


and John Monroe Hickman, Jr. of
Jennings; daughters, Virginia
Bost of Kannapolis, N.C., Lillie
(Billy Wayne)
Parsons of
Thomaston,
Ala., Linda
Faye' (Jimmy)
Phillips of
Greenville,
S.C., Clara :.
Geraldine i
(William) h
McCollum and Clara
Brenda Kay Elsie Hickman
(William)
Causey, all of Okeechobee; sever-
al grandchildren, great-grandchil-
dren and great-great-grandchil-
dren; and, sister Chancey
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Saturday, July
23, from 5 p.m. until funeral serv-
ice time at 6.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Lake Hospice, 309 N.W. Fifth
St., Okeechobee, Fla., 34972.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-


ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.

Mauri Ann Byrd
Mauri Ann Byrd, infant, died
July 19, 2005 at Martin Memorial
Hospital in Stuart. Mauri was the
daughter of Jimmy and Lori Byrd.
Survivors include: parents,
Lori and Jimmy Byrd; sisters,
Madison Lynn Byrd and Katie
Baird; brother, Tyler Baird; grand-
parents, Jimmy Sr. and Sheryle
Byrd and Greg and Vicki Shuck;
great-grandparents, Dewayne and
Sherrie Shuck all of Okeechobee,
Marion and Glenda Raper of
Ocala, and Beverly Thompson of
Indianapolis, Ind.
Private funeral services were
held at Bass Okeechobee Chapel,
July 22, at 3 p.m. Burial was at
Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor Dave
Robertson of Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church officiated.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
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You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
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to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Com-
ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
UNDERAGE DRINKING: I would like to know where the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office is. Numerous calls have been made
about under age drinking parties and drugs in Country Hills Estate.
They are using our roads for personal drag racing at 2 and 3 a.m. How
do we know this? Our children are woken up crying at that time of
night, so we have to go to work tired because we can't sleep. We are
not safe in our own yards, because they drive right in your front yard.
You can hear what they are saying and it is not nice.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks for calling. We contacted the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office with your concern. Following is their
response: "On July 9 a complaint was called in to the sheriff's office
of juveniles partying and drinking around the Lonesome Dove Cafe in
Country Hills. The caller requested that a deputy respond, but did not
want contactwith the deputy. Two deputies responded and were on
the scene in seven minutes. The deputies found nothing. The
deputies stayed and patrolled the area but saw nothing. To answer
the question: we were there, and if we find violations we will take
action."

WATER RUNOFF: I laid dirt on my property to prevent water runoff
from my neighbors. It is a health hazard to allow water runoff. At least
it is in Palm Beach County, and I am sure it is that way all over. Should I
call the health department for this water runoff since it is a health issue
and they are in violation?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks for calling. To help you with your prob-
lem, we spoke with the county's code compliance office and were
told to have you call Beth at (863) 763-5548. We contacted the Okee-
chobee County Health Department and were told they have no
authority over water runoff unless the runoff is due to a sewer prob-
lem.)

SEWER SPILL: Has the issue of the sewer spill and the dangers of
what could happen to the employees later on in life just been shoved
under the covers and forgotten about? What about the children going
to school in that area and the residents? How many employees have
left the O.U.A. since this has happened because of there safety not
being considered first? EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks for calling. No, the
issue has not been forgotten. As to the health of the employees, we
were told it could be up to six months before any issues arise. As for
the school children, we were told early on by health officials that
there were apparently no airborne pathogens in the spill. Because of
this, it's unlikely any of the children or area residents have need for
concern. Finally, at this point in time we don't know of any OUA
employees that have left their job over this issue.

COUNTY MAINTAINED: I am calling about the boat ramp that no
one is allowed to use because of the new owners. The lawyers along
with the Okeechobee County Commissioners know that if the county
maintains an area for a certain amount of years, the road belongs to
the county not the new owners. The county has maintained the road
to the boat ramp for many years. Something is wrong with this situa-
tion.

CANCEL THE INTERNET: The internet is ruining this world.
Because of the pedophiles, teaching people how to build bombs and
identification theft, they should stop this entire internet. I am against
the internet and proud of it.


Letter to the Editor


Wonderful experience


I wish to compliment several
of your local people. I experi-
enced the best of them in the
course of a problem I had recent-
ly. There are no specific names,
but they know who they are.
The rental car I was driving on
the afternoon of June 22 lost
electric and then mechanical
power and stalled to a stop just
north of Okeechobee on U.S.
441. I was lucky to coast into
McArthur's Dairy plant # 2 drive-
way, maybe 12 miles north of.
Okeechobee on U.S. 441.
Everyone coming to work at
McArthur's Dairy and everyone
leaving from work and the super-
visor all came out and asked me
if I needed some assistance. I
used my cell phone and called
the roadside assistance for the
car rental company. They were
sending a replacement car to me
and anticipated it would be at
least two hours.
In addition to the McArthur
company personnel asking if I
needed assistance, about a
dozen people driving north and
south stopped and wanted to


know if I was all right and if there
was anything they could do.
Some people passed and turned
around and offered assistance.
The people included young men
cruising around with a beer in
hand, farmers, truckers and just
local people coming and going.
During my 2.5 hour wait for
the car rental roadside assis-
tance, I could not get over how
many locals would go out of their
way and offer a stranger-some
help.
The long wait was boring, but
to experience the wonderful
nature of your area people was
more than worth the long wait.
The nature of a great many peo-
ple in the world today is that they
don't have time or care about
anyone else.
I can tell you it was a wonder-
ful feeling to experience the atti-
tude of your local people. I hope
that they never loose that special
human trait of helping others.
My best to them all,
Mike Halsey
Oak Brook, Ill.


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Looking Back ...
This is the Okeechobee Elementary School class of 1929. The teacher was Mrs. Tootle. The students are: (left to right,
in row one) Olen Godwin, Myra Smith, Eva Brooks, Earnestine Upchurch, Alma Addison, Owida Boston, Yolando
Boromei, Esther Domer and Cynthia McCoy; (row two) Hazel Mixon, Hillary 'Buster' Christopher, Milton Austen, Elmer
Upthegrove, Earnest Stewart, Dorsey Pool, Quillie Hazellief, Elbum Platt, Huey Glenn Watford, Alto Watford, Jr. and
Enoch Walker; (row three) Nellie Blum, Nina Boromei, Almeda Waldron, Charlie Chandler, Percy Simmons, Effort Aus-
ton, Clyde Owens, Beatrice Pearce, Leona Walker, Flossie Raulerson and Thelma Upthegrove. Do you have any old pho-
tos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th
St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
news@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E., which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating
drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an
open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

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
qn the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation is for
those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. This meet-
ing 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 at411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, 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, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help
group that offers support ond education for people who have been diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the NewHorizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check but 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 Dou-
glas 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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held on Wednesday's 5
p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held
on Thursday, 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E.
14th Ave. For information on this group, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-
2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets everyThursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. The
support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shiriean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 501
S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information contact Merv
Waldron at (863) 467-5744, or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the Area
Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday 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 meet-
ings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.


Community Events

First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at
the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are inter-
ested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop
by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

River restoration is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Louisa Kerwin, assis-
tant director of Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environ-
mental Studies and director of Riverwoods Field Laboratory;
Casey Trent, field coordinator, FAU Center for Environmental
Studies; and Ken Huser, Riverwoods Field Laboratory Facilities
manager. The topic will be the Kissimmee River Restoration,
educational and scientific aspects.

Mexican rodeo and concert planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
Mexican rodeo and concert on Sunday, July 24, at the Fred Smith
Arena on the Brighton Reservation. Ms. Alicia Villarreal will be in
concert from Mexico, and there will be a special presentation by
Alejandra Mendoza. The master of ceremonies will be Rossana
Parodi. Also sharing the stage will be the San Martin Band and
the Habil De Michoacan group. The entertainment is coordinat-
ed and provided through Morgan Renee. Entertainment and
Radio Fiesta. Besides the entertainment, there will be great food
and drinks. If you would like to have a booth at the festival, call
Patti at (863) 983-8923 or the Chamber of Commerce at (863)
763-6464. Tickets for the event are available at Azteca II and the
LaFiesta Store in Okeechobee, and Azteca stores around the
lake. Tickets will also be available at the arena. Children under
the age of 10 will be admitted free. Other tickets are available for
$35 for a fun-filled day beginning at noon and ending around
8:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School planned
The Corner Baptist Church, 81387 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting
Rambling Road Trip Vacation Bible School on July 25-29 from 6
until 8:30 p.m. for ages kindergarten through adults. For infor-
mation, call Pastor Perry Moore at (863) 634-7922.

Free hearing loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screen-
ings at the American Vision and Hearing Center, 3545 U.S. 441
S., next to Publix on July 25-29. Screenings are available for
adults over the age of 18. Appointments are required. For infor-
mation, call Betty at (863) 467-5333.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee
counties, Inc. will have a.full coalition meeting on Wednesday,
July 27, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be at the One Stop Career
Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet
Wednesday, July 27, immediately following the coalition meet-
ing. The committee will meet at the One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.

Advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. in the media center. The public is
invited to attend.
Laescuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 27 de Julio, a las 9
p.m., van a juntar en el bibliotea. Todo el public estan envita-
does de asistir.

Free memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss
screenings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., on
July 29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Since appointments are required,
call Donna (800) 861-7826 to make your appointment. Screen-
ings are for anyone (any age) concerned about memory loss.
The screening is done by a nurse or social worker from St.
Mary's Memory Disorder Center.

Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding
a public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The
meeting is to update everyone on our progress and to prepare
for the future. We need volunteers to help in the organization
and construction of new homes. Volunteers are needed for the
board of directors to provide leadership and direction to the
committees. The committees need people to help in fund rais-
ing, site selection, family selection, public relations, volunteer
coordination and construction. This is not an orientation meet-
ing for potential applicants. Those who wish to apply for a Habi-
tat house are welcome to volunteer to work on any of the com-
mittees other than family selection. Contact the Habitat office at
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2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened with loft room & extra bedroom. Wood privacy master bath with dressing area/walk-in closet
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been fence around property, 2005 new metal roof, screen Kitchen is large for family gatherings. 1728 sq. ft
landscaped with Florida trees and plants. room on rear 20x16, open front porch, patio, car- home with wood deck for entertaining and sum-
(#89425) port, shed, outdoor shower/garden sink. (#89394) mer cook-outs. Clean/well maintained. (#89236)
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S.. .... -, .'. ---. .2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total
BASSWOOD $36,000 convenient to town. Large family kitchen/dining
Reduced for quick sale. Corner building lot on Viking 1.5 acres. $30,000. 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets
q A--aen\ 4 ,-,eahhas ceiling fans (#88747)7


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$300,000.
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave.
$253,000!
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COMPLETED LAST YEAR! Never lived in, bath total on its own deeded lot in Ancient
great southeast location for easier work com- bath total on its own deeded lot in Ancient
mutes to south or to coast yet just minutes Oaks! Big carport, nicely furnished, higher
from downtown! Includes garage, master quality appliances, water softner doesn't
suite w/shower, all appliances! JUST need a thing! YOU WANT BETTER? BET-
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$159,900 Call Sheryl 16332395 SF, Travertine tile, cultured marble, maple cabinets, GE
BEAUTIFUL2004HOMEON4ACnearLazy7.3/2,withoffice,open appls. Incl washer/dryer, sprinkler sys. S239,000 #223 Call Lon
concept, hickory cabinets, wodood floors, claw foot tub in MB, 15 Ft today]
deep pond, deliciously stocked...row boat included. A Beauty! TAYLOR CREEK ISLES BEAUTYI Simply beautiful 3/2/2 opencon-
#221/89270 $349.000 Call Lori 634-1457 ceptl new appliances, family room, hurricane shutters, large comer
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOMEon 1/2 acre, SW area. 312.512 with den, lot. #224 $249,900 Call Lon 634-1457
familyroom, game room, fireplace AND double garage/ guest quar- THIS HOME HAS IT ALL, Tasteful 3/2, vaulted ceilings, pnvacy
ters. Remodeled kitchen and baths, flowing. Perfect home for en nce, inoround concrete pool, screen patio. NEW roof, carpet and
training! $399,000 #211 Call Lon 634-1457 cool decking-vinyl siding in 2003. Truly perfect! #216/89294
PRIME COMMERCIAL ACREAGE ON SE Hwy 441 (near Kings $259,900 call Jen 634-6056
Bay). 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautiful pond brdis back side. IDEA COMMERCIAL LOCATIONI Only 2 blocks from the main
Perfect location for stripmall or apartments. #105$595,000 Call Lon intersection of Hwy. 70 &441. 1.326 total SF building built in 1973.
634-1457. Many other features. Call Sheryl for more into 634-1343. $319.000.
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Preconstrucion S198,750-$299,500. 4202 call John and pasture $399,000 #213A Call Sharon 634.6241
BASSWOOD NEW CONSTRUCTION Delightful 312 with ceramic BASSINGER -EXCEPTIONAL 20 ACRE PARCEL with old oaks,
ile and oak cabinets. French doors, split plan, nice area. #222B pond, pasture and beautiful creek #009 $400,000 Cal) Sharon 634-
S169,500 Call Lod 6341457 6241
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Dale Ann Watford for more information. $165,900. (#89251) Call Sheryl Byrd for more details. $139,000. (#89299) more details. $165,000. (#89224) details. $375,000. (#88945) $180,000. (#89468)


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SPORTS 7


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 23, 2005


Iamnv Armstrong maintains Tour de Franmr lead

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Submitted to the Okeechobee
News/Lisa K Photos
Justin Rodriguez
Age: 13. Position played:
second base/outfield.
Favorite baseball team:
Atlanta Braves.
Favorite Food: tacos.
Favorite subject in
school: AT (recess).


Brice BucKner
Age: 13. Position played:
shortstop/pitcher.
Favorite baseball team:
Stetson University.
Favorite baseball player:
Robbie Elsemiller (Stet-
son University)
Favorite food: chicken
wings (plain or mild).
Favorite subject in
school: science.


Ethan McWhorter
Age: 13. Position played:
outfield/bullpen catcher.
Favorite baseball team:
Atlanta Braves.
Favorite food: steaK.
Favorite subject in
school: none.


Adam Tewksbury
(twin brother of
Cameron).
Age: 13. Position played:
catcher.
Favorite baseball team:
University of Texas.
Favorite food: crab legs.


Cameron Tewksbury Zach McGowan.
(twin brother of Adam). Age: 13. Position played:
Age: 13. Position played: Outfield.
first base/pitcher. Favorite baseball team:
Favorite baseball team: Cleveland Indians.
Florida State University. Favorite baseball player:
Favorite baseball player: Jim Thome.
Shane Robinson. Favorite food: stuffed
Favorite food: steak. shells.
Favorite subject in Favorite subject in
school: lunch. school: AT (recess).


David Altman
Age: 13. Position played:
second base.
Favorite baseball team:
Florida Marlins.
Favorite baseball player:
Miguel Cabrera.
Favorite food:
steak/pizza.
Favorite subject in
school: science.


All-Star team faced tough tourney division


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
While the Dixie All-Star AAA
and Majors Leagues competed
locally in the Dixie Youth State
Baseball Tournament, a group
of hard-working 13 year olds
headed to Sebring to compete in
their age division of the same
tourney.
They competed in a tough
division and narrowly missed


moving on to state competition.
On Saturday, July 16, they
challenged Sebring on their
home field and were defeated 6-
1. They returned to the field on
Sunday to meet Washington
County and were narrowly beat-
en 2-1.
Team members were: Judson
Attaway, Justin Rodriguez, Brice
Buckner, Ethan McWhorter,
Jimmy Haddan; Jonathon Craw-
ford, Adam Tewksbury,


Sports Briefs


Program ad space
is still available
Ads are now available in the
Okeechobee High School Athletic
Association All-Sports program.
The deadline to .submit an ad
is July 25.
I The cost of an ad is: one-eighth
page (business card) $50; one-
fourth page -$100; one-half page -
$150; and, a full page $250.
Color ads cost the same as black
and White ads. '
Your ad will appear in 300
issues that will be distributed at all
home varsity football games. Pro-
ceeds will directly benefit all
sports at O.H.S.
Since there are other advertis-
ing agencies offering ads and,
sponsorships, keep in mind that if
your check is not made directly to
O.H.S. the money will not go to
benefit the school's sports pro-
grams.
To place an ad or receive infor-
mation, contact Mike Radebaugh,
OHS athletic director, at (863)
462-5025.

Baseball tourney
ends this weekend
The final two days of competi-
tion at the 50th anniversary Dixie
Youth Baseball State Tournament
will be Saturday and Sunday, July
23 and 24, at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
The AAA division will play on
fields 3 and 4. Game times for the
Saturday and Sunday games are
1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
The Majors division will play
on fields 1 and 2 at the same
times.
The admission charge is$5 for
adults. Children under 12 will be
admitted free.,

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups extended
Sign-ups for .the Pop Warner
football league and cheerleading
program will take place at Teen
Town, 305 N.W. Second St., on
July 23 and July 30 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. each day.
Parents must provide copies of


the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576
or Sonya Washington at (863)
634-3482 or (863) 697-2576.
Pop Warner football is not
associated with the OCRA football
program.

O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 in
the O.H.S. gym.
There will be two sessions
each day. The first session will be
from 8 until 10 a.m. The second
session will be from 3 until 5 p.m.
Players must turn in a physical
and a parent consent form in
order to participate. These forms
are available in the school office
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3
p.m..
The tryouts are for varsity and
junior varsity, though all incoming
freshmen are encouraged to
attend. In the event any freshman
- is not selected to one of these
teams, they will be asked to report
back on Monday, Aug. 8, from 9
a.m. until 11 a.m. for the first offi-
cial freshman team practice.
For information, contact coach
May at (863) 634-5836.

Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf 'team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do
not have access to a set of clubs,
the team will find one for you.
There will be both a girls and a
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
Team members must have a
current physical and be a part of
the Brahman sports family.
For information, contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.


Cameron Tewksbury, Zach
McGowan and David Altman.
While photos of the individ-
ual team members accompany
this article, three members of the
team are not pictured. They are:
Judson Attaway Age: 13.
Position played: first base.
Favorite baseball team: Florida
Marlins. Favorite food: steak and
potatoes. Favorite subject in
school: AT (recess).
Jimmy Haddan Age: 13.



The

Fishin' Line



By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Bill Rose
for winning the
Headturners3.com tournament
last Saturday, July 16, at Okee-
Tantie Marina with 20.67 lbs.
Congratulations also go to
Troy Olivier for his second
place win with 20.34 lbs.; Barry
Tarpley for his third place win
with 15.48 lbs.; Arnie Lane for
fourth place with 15.26 lbs.;
Larry Wright for fifth place with
15.10 lbs.; and, Mike Keener, Jr.
for his sixth place win with
14.96 lbs.'
A special congratulations
also to Lee McCracken for. his
8.56 lb.-largemouth that. earned
him big fish honors.
It seems that the Kissimmee
River has becortie a popular
place to fish for bass for tourna-
ment and recreational anglers.
It has been reported that they
are hitting on live shiners, Car-


Position played: third base.
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and in Tin House. A few have
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Slough on live shiners.
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The Okeechobee County Min-
isterial Association met July 13 at
the Clock Restaurant.
Those attending were Malinda
Belleville, Shawn Bergen, James
Dawson, Roger Garramore, Pete
Gawda, Jim Hudson, Al Jaquith,
Dave Ogden, Gene Roddenberry,
Edward Stewart, Bruce Swinford,
Donald Kovacs and Pat Hickman.
Rev. Jaquith introduced the
associate chaplain with the
American Legion, Donald
Kovacs. He also does other work
in the community and is a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Basinger.
Rev. Hudson introduced Rev.
Stewart. He has recently moved
to the community and is pastur-
ing New Saint Stephen AME
Church.
Fifth Sunday Service The serv-
ice is coming up very quickly, July
31. The service will be at His
House Fellowship (formerly
Church of the Nazarene) at 6:30
p.m.
Radio Station 100.9 FM This is
not a legal station. It has very vul-
gar and harsh language. It was
brought to the pastors' attention
and found out the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office and FCC
are already investigating. It was


recommended that the ministers
write a letter to Sheriff Paul May to
show our support for him in this
effort. Rev. Hudson passed
around a sheet for the ministers to
sign.
The station had been shut
down but was back on the air yes-
terday. The content was not with
the same intensity of vulgarity.
Pat Hickman Early Learning
Coalition This is a non-profit
organization that provides child
care for low income families. We
have a crisis in Okeechobee
County there isn't enough child
care available for parents with
infants and one year olds to be
able to go to work. They get calls
daily from desperate parents.
They don't want to leave their
children with someone they don't
know that is safe.
This crisis has come about
because child care centers have
decided not to do infant care too
expensive because of ratios. The
centers come out in the hole.
Because of the VPK (Voluntary PK
program) there is extra money. So
centers make more money caring
for this age group. It's a problem
in the whole state.
Ministers were asked to adver-
tise in their bulletins that there is a


program available for stay at
home moms who would like to
do child care in their homes. They
can stay at home and earn some
extra money. Churches are also
sought that may be able to open
an area to care for children. They
will help them get set up. Those
teens in the TAP program will also
be looking for a space to put their
children.
It's the parents' choice where
to place their children. It works on
a voucher system. The vouchers
are given to the child care
provider. All workers will have to
be screened, fingerprinted and
have a background check, com-
plete the 30 hour course, Family
Child Care course, CPR and First
Aid, and either be a registered or
licensed provider. The number of
children they can care for
depends on the number of chil-
dren in their family. They have to
have a fenced area where chil-
dren can play. The rate is $100 -
$120 per week per infant.
At the next ministers' meeting,
another individual may be pres-
ent to answer more questions.
Also, if you or someone you know
is interested, they may call Pat
Hickman at (863) 462-5350 or
(863) 634-1989.


Evening of Prayer This will be a
time of coming together to pray
for the leaders of our community,
protection from the hurricanes
and the churches and pastors. It
will be Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
at His House Fellowship. It will
last approximately an hour to an
hour and a half.
Rev. Hudson shared that last
Friday night six zone pastors and
their wives came to his church for
dinner and fellowship. One of
them from the Sebring area talked
about Okeechobee's high teen
pregnancy rate, gangs and drug
use. We need to come against
these forces of evil.
Pool donation There is an indi-
vidual that has a large above
ground pool that they want to
give to the Ministerial Association
to raise funds. It is valued at
$2,300. The pool will be put up for
sale on the Internet.
Stress training This is a training
to help pastors and lay leaders
better deal with people in depres-
sion because of the past and com-
ing hurricanes. A date will be set
.soon.
Food pantries Bruce Swinford
shared that the food pantries in
town are running out of food. The
need has been great. It would be


great if the churches would pick a collect school items for needy
day or week for their people to children.
bring in donations. They also need to raise $2,000
Annual back to school drive to purchase the warranty on the
Big Lake Missions will be out in truck.
front of Wal-Mart on July 30, to Rev. Stewart closed in prayer.


Evening of Prayer planned


The Okeechobee Ministeri-
al Association is sponsoring an
Evening of Prayer at His House
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. on
Monday evening, July 25.
Everyone is invited to come
and pray together, to sing
together, listen to special


music and hear the Word of
God. Prayers will be offered
for the Okeechobee commu-
nity, community leaders, pro-
tection from hurricanes, the
churches and ministers and
for ourselves. The program
starts at 7 p.m.


Reflections from the Pulpit


Rev. Jim Hudson, pastor of His
House Fellowship Nazarene
Church
After several years of minister-
ing in the church, I have come to
the realization that people are the
same everywhere and that their
understanding of God is some-
what distorted. Some of us
believe that God is the Santa
Clause of the sky. Some believe
that we can treat Him anyway we
please and that He will always
respond to our call...regardless of
the way we have treated Him. It
would seem that some believe
that they can go to church on Sun-
day to praise, sing, say the right
words and act the correct
way...but live just the opposite
the remainder of the week.
Sometime ago God gave me
the following thoughts. See what


you think.
What if... God answered your
prayers only when you have
prayed in church: And you were
only in church once in awhile:
What if... God only responded
to you as you have responded to
Him?
What if...God will build you a
home in heaven according to the
amount of tithes and .offerings
you have sent ahead?
What if...God will put you on
His priority list in accordance to
where He is on your priority list? .
What if... God decided to take
His power, His presence, and His
direction from your church,
because the leaders of the church
have stated by their actions and
their words that this is their
church and God has no part of it?
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us of the words of the poet," Into every life, some rain
must fall."


your emergency by telling you
that He is too busy watching His
favorite NFL team... or He could
not come RIGHT NOW to help
you because He was "just too
tired and that He knew you would
understand"?
What if... God would say to
you, in a time of need, that "He
would be there, if He had nothing
better to do?"
What if... God stated that from
now on, he was retired, and that
He was going to rest because He
had put His time in or had already
paid His dues?
No doubt, something in the
above list made you chuckle or
laugh, but I believe that there is a
world of truth here. I wonder if
God ever gets tired of all our
excuses: For some reason we
seem to think that God does not
see through our excuses or our
babbling.
In Luke 14:16-24, we are told
that a man was giving a big dinner
and that he invited many. At din-
nertime, he sent his servant to tell
those who had been invited to
come for everything was now
ready. However, some of the peo-
ple invited began to make excus-


es. The first said, "I have bought a
piece of land and I need to go out
and look at it. Pease excuse me."
The second said, "I have bought
five yoke of oxen and I am going
to try them. Please excuse me,"
the third said, "I have married a
wife, and for that reason I can not
come." When the servant told his
master, he was told to go out at
once into the streets and lanes of
the city and bring in the poor, crip-
pled, blind and the lame. The ser-
vant informed the master that he
had already done so, but there
was still room. Again, the master
told the servant to go out to the
highways and the hedges and
compel them to come in, that my
house might be filled.
The very last statement of this
parable that Jesus told is the most
important part. The master, the
one giving the dinner, told his ser-
vant that none of those who were
invited but had given an excuse
shall taste of my dinner. In other
words, Jesus will not overlook an.
excuse. In order to enjoy the Mar-
riage Supper of the Lamb, we
must accept the Master's initia-
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At the Movies r
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, July 22,
through Th ursday, July 28, are as
follows: A
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(PG- 13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, 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


Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be befc,'e oL,,oj It uiere ail dn,
questions,,.please cunact.Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movietheatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth to
eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler, 18 to
36 months terrific twos, three 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, howev-
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For details call (863) 763-8859 or
(863) 697-6320..
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
of both for at least 20 hours per
week. For information, call (866)
273-6340.


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deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
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more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
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is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement'. All
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage. Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Black & White Pit, Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-3225
Found: Coigi, brown & white,
not neutered, very friendly,
Call to identify
863-634-4369.
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423





Bronco was LOST Nov. '04.
Lt brown, 30lbs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. Pis call(561)924-5656
CAT, Yellow & White tiger,
young male, Very friendly.
(863)763-8131


DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low Acres. (863)763-2603

KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
home only (863)342-2974.
LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4455
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
PIT/CURB PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957



MultiuFamily
405 OKEECHOBEE, Sat, July
23rd, 8am-2pm, 405 SW 10th
St. United Pentecostal Church
Miscellaneous items, Clothes
Something for everyone, too.
much to list. See you there!
OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., 7/21,
Fri., 7/22 & Sat., 7/23, 8am
til 1pm, 910 SE 8th Ave.,
nice women's clothing, size
6-10 & lots of misc.




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






ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start
Fax resume to
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or apply within.
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opportunities for New Independent
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408 E.N. Park St.
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(across from McDonald's)
Ask for Andy
or Fax Resume to
(863) 357-2488 or email
1425@imail.rentway.cbm
We proactively promote
inclusion in our workplace
and are an equal
opportunity employer.
To learn more about us
visit www.rentway.com

DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street


Delivery/Warehouse
Person
Apply at Badcock
Furniture
512 WN Park St.
Must be able to load,
unload & assemble
furniture.
No Phone Calls Please.
DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
IElectrician:
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Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply.'
IMust have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel|
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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

HELP WANTED
Full/Time
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make lId and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.


Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


Needed for large dairy.
Contact Ben at McArthur Farms, Inc.,
Maintenance Shop, 1550 N.E 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. 863-763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.


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

LAB ANALYST
SOUTHERN GARDEN CITRUS
Seeks an individual with previous laboratory experience.
Minimum High School or GED required. Good computer and
math skills needed. Good pay, benefits and a 401K. Contract
HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax 863.902.4315, or
dmelton(dsoutherngardens.com.

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


needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade


Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
everyday.


Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
for construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521
r F/T DRIVER W/CDL A/B
okay. Must have exp. as
I Bobcat/Combination
I Backhoe/Loader operator
I for site develop, Septic
repairs & installations.
ICall Don (863)634-5244

Local Construction Company
is currently seeking Skilled
Foreman &
Carpenters ASAR
Top Pay. Must have own
transportation. Call Shaun
@ (863)634-7428
MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 P.M.
MECHANIC NEEDED
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation *
(863)634-0296
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED Class B,
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617


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Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321 -9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP '

Receptionist/Clerical position
for professional office. Typ-
ing & computer skills a
must. Send your resume to
PO. Box 2430, Okeechobee,
FL 34973.

Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee


STYLIST
Super Cuts is looking for Sty-
list in various locations. Join
a great team and get further
training, exp. and get paid.
$200 Sign On Bonus
Free shears, continuing
education. Clippers and
tools provided. Student loan
reimbursement plan. 401 K,
stock options, dental and
health ins. paid. vacation.
promotion possibilities.
Call today 1-888-888-7778
ext1548.

When you want some-
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READING A NEWSPAPER...


SIGN-UP BONUS
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
Attendant/stock
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
position. Training will
be provided for
responsible people..
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 Fl. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP



PEACE LUTHERAN
PRESCHOOL
Is currently taking applica-
tions for the position of
Preschool Teacher. CDA
and experience in Chris-
tian schools preferred, but
will consider training the
right candidate. Those
who are interested in this
part-time saladed position,
should apply at:
Peace Lutheran Church
750 NW 23rd Lane,
(863)763-5042
between 9:00am -3:00pm,
Monday Friday.


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makes you o more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper mader
are more successful


Financial


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



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



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 Cell)
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O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Flodrida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044




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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
Med cal 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
To1 s& Games 730
V1Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.


FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.,
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or(561)758-4337
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commrnro,, &
Furrier Machirmet$500.,
(863)357-1019
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.
FREEZER, used only 6 mos.
chest type, $100. 600 NW
17th St., behind Rodeo Are-
na.
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
(772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
(863)697-8319.
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-.
pool, Matching set. Used
less than 6 months. $300.
(863)634-0716
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547
a -
I g


WIND KIT- For a
Protects wind
140mph
(863)467-1782


Sears shed.
gust up to
$45.


Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914



FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risers.
$250 or best offer.
(863)467-8005
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
(863)357-1560.
PLYWOOD, 5 1g. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002



BABY SWING, Boy Baby
Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413


CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, port crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.
Find it faster. Sell It sooner
in the classified


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
SPORTS CARDS, Large Col-
lection, 1700+ Cards. $1500
or best offer. (863)610-1082



GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987




BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/mattress $300
(863)675-2969
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
'stp. (863)467-9908
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
'wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633
FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $300.
(863)634-2582
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
863-357-9453.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
king size, $325.
(863)357-2988
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
(863)357-2211
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
(863)357-2211
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.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.


EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
-Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125
(863)467-6162.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.



BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
(863)763-4939/634-2017


WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.



CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
863-357-9453.
WICKER SET- 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAP TOILET, portable,
brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
(863)467-5709
RIM 1
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
(863)763-6340
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)449-9635
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369
.I I

OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-449-9635


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
IALPACKA $500 or trade '
1(863)673-1567. -
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
(863)357-2588
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674-1322
BURMESE PYTHON, 12 Ft.,
Female, Very tame. $300 or
best offer. (863)228-7230
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
FISH TANKS (25) 2V2, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
LLAMA $500 or trade
(863)673-1567
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230

is 0685
HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
JACUZZI, 8x8 6 Person. Good
condition w/ cover. $1000
or best offer 863-634-5943
POOL- 4tt, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer (863)824-8749.
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794



CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w/XM Satellite Radio tuner &
Antenna, $300.
(863)763-9756
SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
SPEAKERS, JL AUDIO, 5x7,
new in box & Alpine Equaliz-
er, new in box, $225 will sell
sep. (863)763-9756
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.
TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER


Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033



CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
TELEVISION- 19", Sanyo, re-
mote, antenna, good picture,
$50. (863)674-0098.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 51/2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 23, 2005


WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E: & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6369
FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
(863)763-4684
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
(863)261-2263

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeediProducts 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/sPlants/
Flowers 865



AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
FARRIER SERVICE
Experienced, Dependable.
(772)871-0817 or
(772)528-9348
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids, May.
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider. $1000.
(863)634-7801
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611


Garden Tractor, buy 1 get 2
free, 11hp Murray, good
cond., needs battery, $100.
(863)763-2053
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
(863)801-1666
LAWN EQUIPMENT
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)265-4161
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
Riding Lawn Mower, Snap-
per, $200. (863)634-2582
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HR
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
(302)697-3931
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime

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



TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA, 2
story. Building is 1 year old,
$850 mo. 863-357-4140


OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $750 mo., 1st, last &
sec. (863)763-6513

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1020
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




Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
$225,000. Call
863)634-6300 or
61-827-6508


Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7.
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
$134,900.772-579-8489


LARKEE LAKES- 2br, 2ba,
well kept home, on canal,
Won't last at only $120,000,
MUST SEE !! Open House
July 24th, (561)236-1109.
SALE BY OWNER- $179,000,
Great Location, 3br/2fb,
fenced back yard, garage,
new carpet, remodeled
kitchen, W/D, new roof, Call
for Appt. (863)824-0800 Ext
301.


Okeechobee 5/2 Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm


OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Bu now, prices are going up!!
31,000 (561)262-6884



SAMSON ALABAMA- 300 ac
1 mi of River frontage 1/4 mi
creek frontage Exc Deer &
Turkey hunting approx 150
ac. approved pasture & 150
ac. timber Contact Trey
Faulk (334)898-7187

Mobile Homes



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




In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
305-245-8768/345-1319
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, 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

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.-RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trIr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
(863)635-3627.
Big 0 Airboat hull, 13' seat
stand & cage, exc. shape,
less than 1 yr. old, $2000
neg. Call Heath
863-634-6006
BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trlr, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
(863)983-8417
EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi-
num, Runs good. Boat, Mo-
tor & Trailer. $700 or best
Offer. (863)763-1431
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 271/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
MOTORHOME- '1990, Kountry
Star, Class C, 30', new tires
enerator batteries. 49K,
13,000. (863)763-5870


RV'S (2) one w/ screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
786-423-7057



TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


HONDA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 Iv msg
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
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 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.


Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trir, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
(863)946-0599
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
- (863)467-4598
MERCURY-' 89, Grand
marque Nice cond. Very de-
pendable. Tan w/white top.
$2200. neg 863-675-3726
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & ac.
$550 (863)674-0825
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm



FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 6'/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mu;l. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD RANGER- '98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000. 863-634-2077


JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
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TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
TIRES (4).Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
pers. $600. (863)528-1894
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best offer. (863)227-0263
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chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.


CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
gine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
(863)675-4643
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
(863)634-6654


CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/g.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933
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wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
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FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. or will trade for good
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FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573
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Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
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to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578


MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.


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brakes, 7000# capacity.
Call Tom at All Coast Tractor
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Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
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Sedan has American styling with European performance


By Greg Hendriks

2005 Cadillac STS
Cadillac has finally gotten seri-
ous about playing in the interna-
tional luxury car league, and none
of its products demonstrate this
more than the 2005 STS. The new
STS shares about three letters with
the previous Seville STS, otherwise
it is a very different vehicle, and a
uniquely American interpretation
of the contemporary European
premium luxury-performance
sedan.
The first thing you should notice
is that the Seville nameplate is
gone. With it went the front-wheel
drive "G" large-car platform. Cadil-
lac's premium offering is now
called just "STS," and is available
with a 3.6-liter, 255-horsepower V6
or the 320 horsepower 4.6-liter
NorthstarV8.
Both engines feature high-tech
aluminum alloy construction and
dual overhead cams with variable
valve timing, and are matched to a
five-speed automatic transmission
with manual-shift mode. V6 mod-
els are all iLeai-\heel drive, while
V8s may be had with rear- or all-
wheel drive.
I The plaitfi rn is ihe same found
under Cadlillac's srnaller CTS sedan
and SRX crossover, but stretched
out a few inches. Although new
STS's wheelbase. is nearly four
inches longer than that of the most
-recent Seville, overall length is
down nearly four inches.
On' sale in North America now,
the STS will soon be available in
Europe including Russia as well
as Japan, Israel, the Middle East,
South Korea, and Taiwan. Cadillac
is serious about competing with
the best luxury cars from Europe
and Japan everywhere.
To that end, panel gaps, inside
and out, have been made signifi-
cantly smaller, and fit and finish has
improved. The new STS's size, per-
for-mance, appointments, and vehi-
cle dynamics were designed with-
far more than the demands of the
American market in mind.
And just for your information,
Cadillac's STS is the closest yet to
the foreign competition, but for the
American purists, it retains it's
American character just fine, thank
vou Despite driving the rear,
instead ,:'. front wheels, it's really
not all that different from the previ-
ous STS Sevilles .in most ways,
merely further-refined and devel-
oped in a very positive way.
Its looks are distinctive, hand-
some, and its Northstar powertrain
is first-cl.iss. So now are its road
manners. Cadillac claims it wants
to truly be "The Standard of the


The new STS shares about three letters with the previous Seville STS, otherwise it is a very
different vehicle, and a uniquely American interpretation of the contemporary European pre-


The new STS's size, performance, appointments, and vehicle dynamics were designed with
far more than the demands of the American market in mind.


World" (an old Cadillac ad slogan)
once more, and the new STS is a
serious step in that direction.
Cadillac is to be commended
for creating its own distinctive
design language. There is plenty of
continuity with the look of the last
two generations of Seville STS in
the 2005 model's styling, and like its


immediate predecessor, it looks
smaller than it actually is.
Styling cues that first appeared
on the Seville in the early 90s have
been developing over the past
decade, aided and abetted by the
angular "Art and Science" theme of
Cadillac concept cars of the past
fewyears.


The results first seen on the XLR
luxury-sports roadster and the mid-
sized CTS sports sedan are further-
developed on the STS. But, on the
STS, the angles and planes of the
bodywork are ever so slightly
rounded. The body proportions are
classic long-hood, short-deck.
The latest iteration of the classic


Cadillac egg-crate grille graces the
front, between the distinctive verti-
cally-stacked headlights. A charac-
ter line on the sides that rises
toward the rear emphasizes its-
sporty wedge-shaped profile, and
noticeable but not overdone rocker
panels also give a performance
message. At the rear, tall, thin LED
taillights make the STS as distinc-
tive at night as it is during the day.
There is some evolution and
some revolution inside of the new
STS. The basic interior design is still
tasteful and contemporary, with,
the two-tone motif of today's luxu-
ry cars. But the Zebrano wood that
was a Cadillac trademark for over a
decade has been replaced by Euro-
pean-style aluminum trim, but
eucalyptus wood is available.
The front seats offer very good
support and comfort. Included in
the all-encompassing 1SF option
pack is heating of both front and
the outboard rear seats, and venti-
lation of the front seats, among
many other amenities and gadgets.
The rear contoured bench has
good room for two'adults in the
outboard positions, but, as is the
norm in cars these days, the center
rear position is best for smaller peo-
pie and shorter distances.
Because of the shorter overall
length, the new STS's trunk is
slightly smaller than that ofJlast
year's car, but it's still large enough
for plenty of luggage or several sets
of golf clubs.
Extensive soundproofing by
both design and materials makes'
the STS soothingly quiet on the
road. It's a great car for touring, on
any kind of road.
As for safety, the new STS's
structure has been enhanced for
greater strength and occupant pro-
tection. Dual-stage front, front side,
and side-curtain airbags are stan-
dard, as are 4-wheel ventilated
antilock disc brakes, all-speed trac-
tion control, and the Stabilitrak sta-
bility enhancement system.
Why the switch from front- to
rear-wheel drive? Front-wheel drive
gives good steady-speed traction in
moderate driving, but running
large amounts of power through
the wheels that steer adds com-
plexity and can result in annoying
torque reactions torque steer -
through the steering wheel.
Also, as weight is transferred
rearwards under acceleration, a
powerful front-wheel drive car will
lose traction. For the best perform-
ance in a high-powered car, rear- or
all-wheel drive is better than front-
wheel drive.
Any slight advantage of front-
wheel drive in low-speed, steady-
state conditions can be made up'
for with modern stability and trac-


tion-control systems, and Cadillac's
Stabilitrak is one of the best avail-
able.
The Sigma platform has been
enhanced for the STS, with even
greater rigidity than the CTS or SRX.
The fully-independent suspension
uses a short-and-long arm setup in
the front, with a multi-link rear,
with moderately-sized stabilizer
bars at both ends.
Sachs hydraulic shocks are stan-
dard, but with the 1SF option pack-
age you get the "Magnetic Ride"
(MR) suspension. This has been a
high-tech Cadillac feature for sever-
al years, and allows real-time
adjustment of shock damping by
electronic sensors and actuators
interacting with magnetic fluid in
the shocks.
This keeps the tires in solid con-
tact with the pavement, provides a
firm-but-comfortable ride, and
enhances the STS's cornering abili-
ties. The 2005 STS is a Cadillac that
is as happy being pushed on a chal-
lenging road as it is to be cruising
down the Interstate.
Cadillac's Northstar engine was
a gem when it was introduced in
1993, and has only improved with
age. The aluminum alloy 4.6-liter
dual overhead cam V8, with 320,
now has variable valve timing on all
four camshafts, and new intake
and exhaust manifolds, among
other high-tech features, producing
plenty of get up and go.
Couple this engine with a new
five-speed automatic transmission
with manual-shift mode just what
the STS has needed for years the
more closely-spaced ratios give a
smoother, more-refined driving
experience in automatic mode,
and the ability to easily shift manu-
ally improves your sport driving
experience. And make no mistake
this is a Cadillac that likes to play on
fight twisty roads.
However, for everyday driving,
put it in drive and the electronic and
hydraulic circuitry in the transmis-
sion and the engine's fine low-
speed and midrange torque takes
care of the rest.
For added enjoyment, move the
shift lever over to "Driver Shift Con-
trol" mode and let the Northstar
rev. There is a healthy dose of accel-
eration, accompanied by a fine V8
growl that will make you feel
young once again.
I believe the 2005 Cadillac STS
makes a good competitor to the
world's best luxury cars, thanks to
its distinctive styling and wonderful
rear-wheel drive performance.


Couple prefers roadside shopping when purchasing a vehicle


By Dave Tobias
Our gasoline prices here in
North America are starting to. get
pretty outrageous, though of
course not nearly as expensive as
most of the rest of the world. Per-
haps more of us will finally pur-
chase more fuel efficient vehicles,
simply because we'll barely be


able to afford to keep the gas tank
topped up. This brings me to
today's topic, which is one of the
many ways it's possible to shop for
cars. It's perhaps as far as you can
get from today's very fashionable
Internet buying.
On the way back from the air-
port the other day, I was sitting
beside an older couple. They were


thumbing through the automotive
section, and the woman asked her
husband "don't tell me you're
going to change your habits now?'
He shook his head. "Still prefer
roadside shopping." I couldn't help
but askwhat he meant.
He told me how he had bought
all six of his previous vehicles. The
idea is to not to really go shopping.


If you drive enough, especially on
rural roads, you can tell from a dis-
tance if a car or truck is for sale. If
they are, they're parked out front,
by the gate, or somewhere away
from the house. It's as though the
car has already been disowned.
The best way to use roadside shop-
ping, the man explained further,
was to not really have anything


special in mind, or even a real need
to buy immediately. That way you
can check the vehicle out from a
distance, and if the inspiration
arrives, you simply ease over to the
shoulder and have a look.
"Kind of like garage sales," his
wife chimed in.
"It's nothing like that at all," he
answered. "Except, maybe, that


you sometimes pick up a piece of
junk that you don't need."
Whether it be garage sales,
antiquing, roadside shopping, sim-
ply the ability to travel, across town
or across country, for all the
expense, pollution and fatalities,
there's no question that motor
vehicles have given us a freedom
that will be very hard to replace.


Owner of 1990 Honda Accord has question of struts and brakes


By Ian McDougall
Question: I recently took my
1990 Honda Accord in for a wheel
alignment and they suggested I
should have the front struts
replaced: The car seems to drive
fine. How can I tell if I really need
these new struts?
Answer: A strut is really a
heavy-duty shock absorber that
has the extra duties of holding the
suspension in the proper location.
The strut may. need replacing
because of noise from internal
parts (usually a clunk). Another
reason for replacing the strut is it
may be binding. The sliding shaft
of the strut sticks and the car does
not move up and down smoothly.


Test this by pressing down on a
bumper and letting go. The car
should move down smoothly and
return to nearly the same position.
The most common reason for
replacing struts is because they
are leaking oil. It is normal for a lit-
tle oil to seep from a strut and to
have a dirty film around the strut
shaft. However, if oil is dripping
from the strut or the dirt is washed
off by leaking oil, then the strut
should be replaced. A visual
inspection is the best way to check
this.
Checking for worn struts is
done by bouncing down hard on
the car's bumper and then count-
ing how many times the car


bounces up and down. Any more'
than three bounces indicate worn
struts. A new car will usually stop
after only one bounce!
Question: I just acquired a
1982 Mercury Marquis with only
60,000 miles (100K) on it. The car
is in excellent shape but I am hav-
ing problems with the brakes. The
rear brakes do not seem to work
very well. When I step hard on the
brake pedal while driving, the rear
wheels will not lock up or slide.
I checked all the brakes and
both the front pads and rear shoes
are in good shape. The rear brakes
are adjusted properly and .the
parking brake also works fine. I


had a friend help me bleed the
brake fluid and the pedal is high
and solid. Do you have any ideas
why the rear wheels seem short of
stopping power?
Answer: Ideally, the rear tires
should not lock up during hard
breaking. This could cause the
rear tires to lose traction and the
car can spin out of control. Having
said this, it is usually possible to
cause the rear tires to slide a little,
especially on loose road surfaces.
There are a couple reasons for
poor rear wheel braking ability
and they have to do with a short-
age of hydraulic pressure at the
rear wheels.
The prime suspect is the brake


combination valve. This valve is
located in the brake lines just
below the master cylinder. The
combination valve does three
jobs. The center part of the valve
has an electric switch that turns
on the red brake warning light if
the brake system looses fluid in
one of its two channels. The front
brake part of the valve holds back
brake fluid to the front ,brakes
while the rear system is filled with
fluid. The third part of the valve is'
for the rear brakes and it limits
brake fluid pressure to the rear
wheels during hard braking.
If the rear brake portion of the
combination valve is sticking or
out of calibration, then the rear


brakes may not be getting enough
pressure to provide good braking.
The valve is not repairable and can
only replaced. An internal leak in
the master cylinder could also
reduce rear braking power but
this usually shows up as a low or
spongy brake pedal.
Finally, The rear wheel brake
cylinders may be the wrong ones.
If they do not have the correct
internal diameter, then the brakes
do not work properly. I have seen
wrong ones installed during brake
work, and have even seen it come
from the factory this way when
the rear axle assembly (with
brakes) was installed in the wrong
vehicle!




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