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Vol. 96 No. 338 Sunday, December 4, 2005 75U Plus tax


Briefs
Holiday decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why not
let everyone in the community
enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863) 763-
3134 and ask for Dee or Eric, then
give us your address and we'll
publish it so that everyone can
drive by and see your display.
Debris collection
deadline is Dec. 5
The deadline for collection
of Hurricane Wilma debris is
Dec. 5, stated a release from the
Okeechobee County Solid
Waste Department.
All residents of Okeechobee
County must have all hurricane-
related debris such as trees
cut into 4- to 6-foot lengths -
and construction debris dis-
placed by the storm on the
county maintained right-of-way
before Dec. 5 for collection.
There will be no exceptions.
This does not include dem-
olition or remodeling debris of
any kind.
Demolition and/or remodel-
ing debris from any residential
or commercial dwelling will
not be collected by the hurri-
cane debris contractor or Okee-
chobee County. Property own-
ers must contact Waste
Management, Inc. at (863) 357-
0111 to arrange for collection
and pay any disposal cost asso-
ciated with these items.
Hazardous waste items or
hurricane debris mixed with
hazardous waste such as oil,
paint, chemicals, propane tanks,
batteries, tires, automotive parts,
boat parts or any related item
will not be collected by the col-
lection contractor or the county.
If anyone has any questions
about the collection of hurri-
cane debris, they should call
the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) at (863)
462-5250; or, the Okeechobee
County Solid Waste .Depart-
ment at (863) 763-1811.



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Drought Index
Current: 143
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.64 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... .12-13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Mini Page .......... 11
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ...... .... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ....... .... .6
TV ............... 10
Weather .......... 2. 2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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Coalition discusses water condition


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The quarterly meeting of the
County Coalition for Responsible
Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon held Thurs-
day at the Okeechobee County
Civic Center resulted in both heat
and light being shed on ecologi-
cal problems.
There was talk of litigation
against water managers as well


as discussions of positive steps
being taken being taken to clean
up the lake.
The organization is made up
of county commissioners from
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands and Osceola counties.
"Today, I can tell you the St.
Lucie Estuary is in the worst con-
dition it has ever been." asserted
Kevin Henderson of the St. Lucie
River Initiative.
He went on say that the cur-
rent condition is "not just a


shame, it is a horror" and is caus-
ing significant economic dam-
age.
"What is going to be done
about it?" he asked the coalition
members
"It's criminal negligence; a
number of people need to be
indicted for this," charged Wayne
Nelson, executive director of
Fishermen against the Destruc-
tion of the Environment. "The
reason the lake is dying is that
some bureaucrat did not have
courage to make a decision."


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He claimed that the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineer (COE)
had the authority to modify their
lake regulation schedule to avoid
the current situation but did not
do so.
Mark Perry of the Florida
Oceanographic Society said the
water quality was the worst it has
been since 1957. He noted that
even though there is an abun-
dance of water now he predicat-
ed a drought and then people
would be asking where the water
went.


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"Enough is enough," he said.
He called for revision of the
water supply/environmental
(WS/E) the schedule used to
regulate Lake Okeechobee.
Donna Stoter of Glades Coun-
ty, referring to the pending law-
suit facing water managers,
noted that lawyers are the only
ones who come out ahead in
such situations.
Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society predicted that the draw-
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This account is from the
Williams family history which
Mrs. Eva Mae Williams has gen-
erously offered to share with our
readers. We appreciate being
allowed to be included and
value the confidence. There are
many small details of everyday
life in these stories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
When we moved from
Brighton to Okeechobee we
lived in the McCarthy house first
there in back of the old South-
land Hotel and the McCranies
lived across from us. Then we
moved to a house on 441.
There was a doctor and his
wife who stayed with us a lot.
His office was upstairs of Hiram
Raulerson's store. They lived up
there too, before they moved to
Sarasota. Bula and Tom Pitts ran
the Southland Hotel then,
remember, the post office was
in the hotel then.
I learned to drive when we
still lived in Crewsville. Granny


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was driving one day and I was in
the car with her and pregnant
when she had a wreck. Zibe
wouldn't let me ride with her
anymore so I had to learn how
to drive. He taught me. That
made me pretty independent.
We drove lots of places. I often
took the kids up to the moun-
tains in North Carolina.
One time I drove all the way
up to Massachusetts, me and the
kids and Granny to visit some
friends from Brighton who had
moved up there. We drove right
through New York City and
Washington D.C. with four kids


and no air conditioning.
Living in Okeechobee during
World War II wasn't very pleas-
ant for anybody. So much was
rationed because of the war
effort: no shoes, coffee or sugar.
You had to have ration stamps to
get all those things. You went to
the courthouse to get them.
Rhea Hunt finally got a sewing
pattern so we could make
underwear. A lot of things you
made with flowered feed sacks.
Zibe was on the draft board
then for several years. There was
a Civil' Defense tower up over
the Markham Building and peo-
ple took turns staying up there
watching for Japanese planes.
They were afraid that they
would bomb Florida. It was
pretty bad then. The bad
Depression was before I got
married.
Mama and Papa and us kids
lived in Miami then. Papa was
preaching and people would
bring us groceries and stuff. It
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Old holiday
photos sought
The Okeechobee News is
seeking photos of local Christ-
mas celebrations from 1980 or
earlier (25 years ago or older) for
use in the Looking Back feature
of this newspaper during the
month of December. Bring old
holiday photos to the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W
17th Street, Okeechobee, during
regular office hours, Monday-Fri-
day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we will
copy the photos while you wait.
Or email photos as jpg attach-
ments to
okeenews@newszap.com.
Please include as much informa-
tion as you can about when and
where the photo was taken and
who is in the photo. Photos may
be of community or family cele-
brations in the Okeechobee area.

Property
taxes collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified
by the Okeechobee County Prop-
erty Appraiser and is open for
collection of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and
county can pay their property
taxes at the Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's Office in the
Alderman Building, 307 N.W.
Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 3 percent on payments
made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent
on payments made Jan. 1, 2006 -
Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on pay-
ments made Feb. 1, 2006 Feb.
28, 2006; and, net if paid in
March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-
9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863)
763-3421.

Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local
young artists between the ages of
10-19 are needed as apprentices
to paint Okeechobee Main
Street's first mural project.
This competition is dedicated
to promote the involvement of
young Okeechobee artists in
visual arts, as well as learning
and participating in the process
of painting a large mural under
the direction of professional
artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and
*will end on Jan. 6,2006. An entry
and artists' consent form is
required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual
arts chairperson, at (863) 467-
7300; or stop by the Okeechobee
Main Street's office at 111 N.E.
Second St. for an entry form,
consent form, rules and art sub-
mission format.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program
will.help applicants who meet
the following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons
- $31,100; four persons -
$34,550; five persons $37,300;
six persons $40,100; seven
persons $42,850; and, eight
persons- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment
for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The


Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.


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Special to Independent Newspapers of Florida/Mrs. Eva Mae Williams
My family gathered together in front of the McCarthy house
where Zibe and I first lived in Okeechobee: Papa (Walter) and
Mama (Nellie) sitting in front. Left to right, behind them are me,
Eva Mae, my husband Zibe, my brothers Maxie, his wife
Gladys and Meryl (Maxie and Meryl were twins),my sister Ruth
and her husband and my brother Emory and his wife Eula.


History

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was worse for a lot of people.
But there were good times,
too.
When turkey season came we
packed up and headed for the
cabbage woods up on 101 Ranch.
We cooked on an old wood burn-
ing stove that sat under the shed.
For the kids, waking up on cool
damp mornings and climbing out
from under our mosquito netting


Water
Continued From Page 1
down of the lake that was
planned in the spring of 2006 to
help submerged vegetation recov-
er would not be feasible due to
high water. In order to do that, he
said 4 feet of water would have to
be removed in four months. He
said the Audubon Society recom-
mended that the present continu-
ous release be terminated at
about 16.25 feet and Level I pulse
releases be used after that.
Pulse releases mimic normal
rainfall and runoff cycles.
Dr. Gray recommended getting
the lake as low as possible before
the next hurricane season. He
said that 13.5 feet by June I was
as good as could be expected.
He noted that one advantage
to the high water is that during
this time South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
can treat the exotic plant, torpedo
grass.
Herb Zebuth of Friends of the
Everglades said high water in the
Everglades is killing tree islands,
which are a critical habitat.
"We're demanding too much
of the lake," he asserted. "We














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to the smell of biscuits or hoe-
cakes was sure nice. We'd load up
the hunting jeep early in the morn-
ing, before daylight and head for
the palmetto blinds.
Whether they were lucky or
not, there were always good sto-
ries to tell. It could be real scary in
the dark, knowing rattlesnakes hid
in the palmettos. They'd often cut
a cabbage palm on the way back.
Then there would be fried turkey
(maybe) and swamp cabbage for
dinner that night. It sure was a
good time.


need a new, lowe
schedule."
He urged storing
where other than
chobee.
Mr. Zebuth urged ]
ing: "If you are goi
progress you have to
body. Litigation work
Richard Earp, an e
Osceola County, inje
tive note by saying I
County wants to be
solution. He noted I
County had enacted
sensitive land for en
purposes and suggest
ing these funds with
other sources for en
projects.
"We support
(SFWMD) and the C
he added.
Martin County Co
Sarah Heard told thi
there was no alter
take legal action ag
managers.
"We have to have
we have to have clear
have to obey our laws
"I would like to se
to fix the problem," v
ment of Glades Coui
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r regulation He said his pet project was
cleaning up Lake Okeechobee
water some- inside the dike. He said that not
Lake Okee- one penny of the governor's,
recently announced $4 million
litigation say- program for restoration of the
ng to make lake went to clean up the inside of
o sue some- the lake. He suggested that during
s." times of drought, backhoes be
ngineerwith brought out onto the lakebed to
ected a posi- load up nutrient-laden sediment
that Osceola and haul it off.
part, of the He advocated that the group's
that Osceola first priority be cleaning up inside
a tax to buy the lake, and then working for
environmental more water storage.
sted combin- Commissioner Ward urged the
i funds from coalition to create a plan that
environmental would cause all counties to suffer.
He asked that an agreement be
the district reached on steps to be taken and
corps (COE)," a price tag placed on those steps.
He then advocated using the
)mmissioner taxes collected by SFWMD to
e group that finance the project.
native but to The commissioners said that
against water farmers are not the total cause of
the problem but that the increase
compliance, in population has also been a
an water, we contributing factor.
s," she said. Okeechobee County Commis-
e a roadmap sioner Clif Betts urged SFWMD
vas the comrn- and COE to push up the schedule
nty Commis- on lake projects.
Conditions in Lee County have
gone from bad to worse accord-
ing to Lee County Commissioner
Ray Judah. Trying to lower the
lake by sending water through the
Caloosahatchee River. has had a
tremendous negative impact on
fishing, tourism and real estate,
he claimed. The commissioner
said his county, had allocated
$25,000 for legal options to
address the problem.
"There is no shared adversity,"
he charged, and advocated that
sugar growers share in the adver-
sity by allowing storage of water
in the Everglades Agricultural
* Areas. He also advocated that
landowners be compensated for
^ the use of their land.
Hendry County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy vigorously
opposed this idea.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew
viders" Goetz of COE explained that the
current system for regulation of
lake levels known as water sup-
ply/environmental or WS/E. The


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WS/E has a decision tree made up
of a series of questions. The
answers to these questions deter-
mine the actions that water
manger take to regulate lake level.
The colonel said that water
managers have been deviating
from the WS/E for two years to try
to get the lake down to 14 feet.
However, -every time they get
close a hurricane drives the lake
level up.
The COE is in the process of
changing the regulations system.
A period of public input into the
change process ended Nov. 30.
The colonel said that even though
he could not formally extend the
pubic input time and stay on
schedule with the project, he
would still accept input from
counties.
The colonel said the water
conservation areas in the south
are full and excess water has to be
released through the estuaries.
In the current situation, he
agreed with the Audubon Soci-
ety's suggestion of continuous
releases until the lake level gets
down to 16.25 feet and then
resorting to pulse releases.
He predicted the replacement
to WS/E would be completed in
December of 2006 and imple-
mented in January of 2007.
"If we share adversity, no one
will be entirely. happy," the


colonel said, and predicted the
new regulation schedule would
allow for better management of
the lake.
4
"The issues we are .dealing
with are both quality and quanti-
ty," said Carole Wehle of SFWMD.
She advocated tightening crite-
ria on new developments so they
do not harm the environment.
Ms. Wehl spoke of alternative
water storage and said SFWMD is
involved in "very aggressive nego-
tiations" with private property
owners for water storage.
She said her organization is
looking all around the lake for
suitable storage areas. To be suit-
able the land must be affordable,
the water must not harm neigh-
boring property owners and there
must be a means to get the water
to the storage area.
' Kim Shugar of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) said Total Mini-
mum Daily Loads (TMDL) for
nutrients would be developed for
tributaries flowing into Lake
Okeechobee. The original com-
pletion date for this project was
2011. Now, it has been moved up
to 2007. By 2011, there will be, no
land application of treated waste-
water, she said.


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School Menu


Yearling Middle School Students of the Week for week of
Nov. 3 are (left to right, back): Bradley King, Saray
Mungaray, Ricky Nieto, Daniel Jansen, Dulce Valencia,
(left to right, front): Robbie Gilbert, Adriana Mitchell, Rox-
anne Sheffield, Caleb Ball.


Obituary


Joe Locke
Joseph "Joe" Earl Locke Sr., age
60, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at
Raulerson Hos-
pital in Okee-
chobee. He
was born Sept.
12, 1945 in -
Chipley.
Mr. Locke
came to Okee- *
chobee in 1984
from West
Palm Beach.
He was a veter- Joe
an of the U.S. Locke
Navy. He was
the owner of the Rod Shop of
Okeechobee and his hobbies
included restoring classic cars and
driving his hot rods. .
He was preceded in death by:
his father, E.D. Locke; his daughter,
Kimberly Locke; his son, Joseph
Earl Locke Jr.; and, his sister,


Catherine (Dick) Birdsall.
Mr. Locke is survived by: his
beloved wife of 25 years, Stephanie
Locke; his mother, Sallie Mae
Whiteaker of Bushnell; two daugh-
ters, Lisa (Ruben) Guia of Andalu-
sia, Ala. and Christina Locke of
Gainesville; a sister, Frances (Ralph
Paulk) Jameson of Bushnell; a
brother, Jack Locke of West Palm
Beach; and five grandchildren. He
is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday,
Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on
Monday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home. Pastor
Mike Ratliff of Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


Okeechobee County School District
Dec. 5 through Dec. 9
Monday, Dec. 5
Breakfast:
French Toast Sticks w/ syrup
Lunch:
Seaside Fish nuggets
Honey wheat rolls
Chicken patty sandwich
Broccoli florets
Chilled peaches
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Breakfast:
Pancake and sausage wrap
Lunch:
Cheeseburger w/
lettuce, tomato, pickles
Low fat corn dog
Baked beans
Mixed fruit
Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Breakfast:
Honey Bun


Lunch:
Oven roasted chicken
Honey wheat rolls
Yogurt fruit and cheese plate
Seasoned green beans
Thursday, Dec. 8


Yearling Middle School is proud
to announce the following names
of students who beat their best mile
time for Nov. 22. The students listed
are from Mrs. Walker's PE. class at
Yearling.
They are Lucy Anselmo, Kristina
Osceola, Joni Slater, Yesenia
Aquirre, Cindy Cortez, Elizabeth
Renteria, Mikayla Reed, Sheila
Jones, Ashley Rodriguez, Dulce
Valencia, Georgina Ruiz, Alonna
Johnson, Laura Curtis, Nanci Gar-
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PHONE CALLS: Since the morning of Thanksgiving I have received
six to eight calls a day,two after 9 p.m.. The first call I received was in
English, stating someone from Martin Correctional Institute was trying
to call me. I don't know anyone or have any family member, friend, etc,
that's in jail anywhere in Florida or any other State. All the other calls
have been in Spanish. I felt others should be aware as you could have
collect calls charged to your phone if you press the numbers they tell
you to. For awhile whoever was calling was leaving a message on my
answer machine, now they just hang up when they hear the machine
come on. A phone number comes up on my caller id which I wanted to
report to someone to check on, but police, sheriff or correctional insti-
tute offer no help. If you are with Sprint you have to contact their billing
correction dept to have any phone calls from prisons, jails, etc blocked.
You are ok as long as you don't press any numbers and just hang up..

WATER WOES: I was reading about the girl whose water was
turned off. I just wanted to call and let people know that they can have
their payment taken out of their checking account so that the water
company cannot turn off your water for being just one day late. It will
eliminate the possibility of having to pay the $30 or $40 fee to have their
water turned back on, giving the water company even more money.

IMPACT FEES: I disagree with whomever wrote the "Impact Fees"
entry in Thursdays Speak Out. The Idea of impact fees was presented
as some grandiose scheme to persecute the "greedy developers. Who
do you think ultimately pays these fees? That's right, the home buyer. I
cannot fathom why someone would promote adopting such a policy
that further hinders home ownership. Secondly, what good comes of a
one time only fee as far as road maintenance is concerned. The new
homes will produce revenue for the county via ANNUAL property taxes.
As far as tax revenue is concerned, the growth born of less fees and red
tape is far more lucrative to the county. I am a bit curious to know exact-
.ly what kind of people laugh at us because we have no impact fees. I
never thought it was funny to be charged a fee. To laugh at Okee-
chobee's lack of impact fees is probably a good sign of dementia. I per-
sonally loathe the entire concept of growth; But, my moral rectitude
and unwavering belief in freedom for all prohibits me from pursuing
any personal agendas.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: When I heard that Main Street was
going to have a holiday festival in conjunction with the City of Okee-
chobee's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event, I thought this was a
great idea. When I went to the Tree Lighting on Wednesday, there was a
good crowd there, despite the date change due to poor weather on the
day it was originally scheduled. But I wondered, where was the festival?
I finally discovered it was in Flagler Park, on the other side of Parrott
Avenue. I tried to take my kids to walk over to the festival after the tree
lighting, but the traffic there is terrible. There was a cop there but he
didn't do anything to help people across the street when I was there. So
we went back to the car and went home. When you have kids, once
you have them in the car, you go home. I wasn't going to go searching
for another parking place on the other side of the highway. I heard later
from someone who did go to the festival that attendance was very light.
If they had placed the booths on the same side of the highway as the
Christmas Tree ceremony, I think the vendors would have done much
better. There was a good crowd in the City Park. But I don't blame peo-
ple for not trying to cross that busy highway. ,

MERRY CHRISTMAS: I am sad that our city officials did not put up
any signs that say "Merry Christmas." The lighted signs say "Happy Hol-
idays" and "Seasons Greetings." Have the forgotten the reason for the
season?

OUA: The business with water being turned off the day the bill is due
is not new. OUA has done that for many years. They don't send you a
second notice. But you should know that you have to pay your water
bill every month. If something happens with your mail and you don't
get a bill, you should contact the OUA. If you can't remember when you
are supposed to pay your water bill, you can set up an automatic pay-
ment schedule with your bank. Most people's water bills are about the
same each month.

OFFENDED: I want to respond to the caller who said the people
who were offended by a wet t-shirt contest and lewd behavior by the
participants should not have been in that particular club in the first
place. The first caller explained that he or she had never been in that
club before. They were just looking for a place to go dancing. After
what happened, they and their friends obviously will never go to that
club again. Maybe the club needs to put a sign on the door to warn new
visitors of what they can expect inside so they can go elsewhere if they
are offended by such displays.


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Looking back ...
This photo from the Florida State Archives shows an
eagle carving which dates from just before the time of
Christ. According to archeologists, the caving was
shaped by fire and then scraped with shark's teeth. It was
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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting 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
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 .
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-261.4 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
'Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow 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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
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.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5385.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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 every Wednesday at
5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other
support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary
Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.



Community Events

ad Litem toy drive under way
The Guardian ad Litem Program is collecting new unwrapped
gifts for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is locat-
ed in the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third St. Boxes
will be picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Alumni soccer game slated
An alumni soccer game and barbeque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School soccer player Yolanda Torres will be
held Dec. 17 at Brahmans Stadium on the OHS campus. All OHS soc-
cer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a game. Din-
ner tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolanda Torres
memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team. Please
RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will start at 6
p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person
and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom Elmore at
(863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.


Community Events

Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bass-
master Casting Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m., with the fishing competition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-
registered you do not have to do so again. If not, all others must.
register on site by 10 a.m. Each child participating will receive tick-
ets for two soft drinks and two hot dogs. A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.

OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continu-
ous discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you
would like to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or
coach Pung at (863) 462-5043.'

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working
in partnership with the community and local families in need, is
looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their first
house. Construction experience is appreciated but not required.
Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vol-
unteers are also needed to work on the following committees:
public relations, fundraising, legal advice, family support and vol-
unteer coordination. An experienced bookkeeper is also needed.
Call (863) 357-1371 for information.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted
at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N.

Park St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurri-
cane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a
Red Cross receipt.

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced
'due to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may
contact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance
at (863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at
462 U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is
open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open
Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m.; and, Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401
S.W Fourth St. For information, call (863) 763-2171.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than
a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of
Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and
the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the
Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from each
school will receive a monetary award. For information, call (863)
763-2492.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441
N. -

Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist Church,
500 S.W Ninth St., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. For information, contact Sherry
at (863) 763-0669.

Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863)
697-3110.

BHR church holding early services
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will begin early Sunday
morning service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday
school will begin at 9:45 a.m., with the regular worship service
starting at 11 a.m.

VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
their annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A dona-
tion of $7 is suggested for dinners that will include ham and
canned yams, green beans, cole slaw and rolls.

Redneck Yacht Club to meet
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will meet Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.
at Butch's Fish Camp, 4870 U.S. 441 S.E. For information, call
Butch's Fish Camp at (863) 763-8262.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria. The diabetes sup-
port group is free to the community. For information, call Wanda
Haas, RN, BA, CDE, CPTat (863)763-5093.

ABWA plans holiday luncheon
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association will hold its annual holiday luncheon on
Thursday, Dec., 8, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The luncheon is $6.41 per person,
not including the tip. For more information, contact Bonnie
Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.

BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A pot-luck
dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7:30
p.m.

Church hosting gospel concert


The public is invited to a gospel music concert to be held Satur-
day, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Parrott Avenue Christian Church on
S.R. 70 West.

Sacred Heart Church hosting festival
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will celebrate
the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 11. The out-
door procession will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45
p.m. mass. There will be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with
ethnic food, entertainment and games for children. Parking and
admission are free. The event is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
designed clinical nutrition class in his office at 916 W.N. Park St. on
Monday, Dec 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class is free to the pub-
lic. For details or information, call (863) 763-4320.






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6 SPORTS


Swing away or shop 'til you drop


By Daniel Shube
Special to Okeechobee News
I recently visited the Rosen
Plaza in Orlando to check out
their relatively new golf course,
the Shingle Creek Golf Club. My
timing was perfect as they are cur-
rently offering a Shopping Spree
Weekend. This represents an
excellent opportunity to combine
some great golf, a tune-up at the
Brad Brewer Golf Academy and a
holiday shopping trip that would
make even Kris Kringle proud.
I know if you are reading this
column, the options for world-
class shopping in your communi-
ty are limited. However, Orlando
is not very far to drive to cross off
every item on your holiday gift list.
Since my significant other does
not partake in my passion for the
links, this set-up was perfect for
her to come along.
The Plaza's concierge, Freddie,
was most helpful in arranging
transportation to and from The
Mall at Millenia while I drove up
the block to hit the links. The Mall
at Millenia is Orlando's premier
shopping destination with stores
like Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci
and Luis Vitton. This package was
just $89 dollars a night, and
included deluxe accommoda-
tions and free transportation to
and from the mall. My wife also
received a packet with coupons
for complimentary gifts from
stores such as Godiva, Salon Cielo
Aveda, RP.F. Chang's China Bistro,
Jurlique, as well as complimenta-
ry gift-wrapping. There's some-
thing about a world-class shop-
ping expedition that keeps her
happy while I'm off playing golf!


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Daniel Shube
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, scheduled to open Fall 2006,
will provide luxury, golf-front accommodations. Brad Brewer
works with a student in his hi-tech studio.


Before I teed-off at Shingle
Creek, I paid a visit to Brad Brewer
for a lesson. Brad took a look at
my swing using Dartfish, the latest
in computerized video swing
analysis. He compared my swing
with Ben Hogan's (hah!). He
immediately realized that I was
better off the tee than I was from
the fairway. It only took Brad a
few minutes to offer some effec-
tive advice on how to improve my
fairway play. Then it was off to the
putting green to work on my per-
sonal nightmare, the yips. Again,
in a minute or two, Brad recog-
nized what was the root cause of
my problem, provided a drill, and
believe it or not, problem solved!
The video brad made is available
on the Internet, so he can contin-
ue to work with you after you go
home or as you travel anywhere
around the world!


Shingle Creek is a par-72
championship course that plays
7,228 yard from the tips. The
starter informed my group that
there is water along 16 of the fair-
ways and 99 bunkers. I managed
to stay clear of most of the water
and bunkers... it was the ones I
found that caused the trouble!
Two of the lies I ended-up with in
bunkers provided shot I would
not recommend. One lie, close to
the sidewall, required a stance on
my knees! While I didn't get out of
the bunker, I was not about to
take a shot that would advance
my ball. No guts, no glory! Shin-
gle Creek was in excellent condi-
tion. The greens rolled perfectly.
Rosen Plaza guests receive free
transportation and preferred tee
times at the Shingle Creek Golf
Club.
In addition to golf and shop-


ping The Rosen Plaza features a
tropical swimming pool, waterfall
and Jacuzzi and a fitness center
with "Life Fitness" cardiovascular
and exercise machines and a full-
range of free weights. Live bands
perform favorites from the 60's,
70's, 80's and 90's nightly at the
Backstage nightclub.
There are also four on-site
restaurants including Jack's Place
named after Rosen Plaza owner
Harris Rosen's father who during
his 30-year tenure at the Waldorf
Astoria sketched over 100,000 car-
icatures of visiting celebrities and
VIPs, including Jackie Kennedy,
Hank Aaron, Indira Ghandi and
Henry Kissinger, to name a few. A
selection of these caricatures is
placed throughout the restaurant
so that patrons can "dine with the
stars." In fact, Jack's Place cur-
rently has a special "Dine among
the Stars" offer to showcase some
new menu selections like Chick-
en Barcini and Stuffed Red Pep-
per. For $49.95 per couple, plus
tax and gratuity, you'll dine on an
incredible three-course gourmet
meal. I recommend the crab
bisque!
The 800-room Rosen Plaza is
located on International Drive
adjacent to the Orange County
Convention Center. If you bring
the kids, take advantage of the
Rosen Plaza's complimentary
transportation to the theme park,
as well as discounts on tickets. To
make reservations or to play Shin-
gle Creek, call (800) 627-8258 or
visit rosenplaza.com. For more
information on the Brad Brewer
Golf Academy, call (866) 996-
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Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and
Recreation has announced that
their men's adult softball league
games will be played at the adult
softball field across from Year-
ling Middle School.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednes-
days. Game times are 7 and 8
p.m. each night. The upper divi-
sion teams will play on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.

OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
$10 each.
The card offers continuous
discounts to 18 various business-
es throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact
coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.

Weigh-in site
has been changed
The Headturners3.com.Clas-
sic bass tournament will take
place on Dec. 3 and 4.
The weigh-ins originally slat-
ed to be held at the Okee-Tantie
Marina will now take place at the
parking lot of Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, 5286 S.W.
16th Ave., beginning at 3 p.m.
The pre-Classic dinner will
take place on Friday, Dec. 2, at
the Okeechobee Civic Center on
U.S. 98 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact tournament director
Pat Malone at (352) 735-5022 for
information.

Kid's fishing
tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4,
at the back boat ramp at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A Bassmaster Casting Kid's


Competition will be held from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., with the fishing
competition starting at 1 p.m.
If you have pre-registered you
do not have to do so again. If
not, all others must register on
site by 10a.m.
Each child participating will
receive tickets for two soft drinks
and two hot dogs.
A parent or guardian must


accompany each child.

Alumni soccer
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and
barbeque chicken dinner in honor
of former Okeechobee High School
soccer player Yolanda Torres will be
held Dec. 17 at Brahmans Stadium


on the OHS campus.
All OHS soccer alumni are
invited to take on the Lady Brah-
mans in a game. Dinner tickets
will be $5, with all proceeds
going to the Yolanda Torres
memorial scholarship fund and
the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kris-
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 4, 2005


ISA receives

$25,000 grant

from U&CF
Sarasota The Florida Chap-
ter of the International Society of
Arboriculture (Florida Chapter)
is pleased to announce that it is
the recipient of a $25,000 grant
from the Florida Department of
Agriculture, Division of Forestry,
Urban and Community Forestry
Program (U&CF). U&CF grant
funds are provided through the
United States Department of
Agriculture, Forest Service.
As part of a continuing effort
to provide for the professional
growth and development of
arborists throughout Florida, the
Florida Chapter applied for and
was approved to receive this
generous grant. The administra-
tive services grant was used to
assist in the delivery of the many
programs provided by the Flori-
da Chapter.
These programs aid in the
professional development of its
member arborists, which in-turn
then provide improved services
to their consumers.
A partial list of programs or
services provided by the Florida
Chapter includes:
An informative website, a
quarterly newsletter, arboricul-
tural research financial support,
12 to 15 continuing education
seminars held throughout Flori-
da, an annual tree climbing com-
petition, an annual educational
conference, ISA Certified
Arborist support (exams and
classes), arboricultural book
store, membership, scholarship
program, consumer tree care
support, and much more.
The International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA) has served
the tree care industry for over
eighty years as a non-profit sci-
entific and educational organiza-
tion.
The Florida Chapter of the
organization was founded in
1996. The ISA, with the
help of 38 chapters world-
wide, offers the only internation-
ally recognized certification pro-
gram in the tree care industry.
ISA continues to be a dynam-
ic medium through which
arborists around the world share
their experience and knowledge
for the benefit of society. ISA,
aligned on many fronts with
other green organizations, is
working'hardi to foster a better
understanding of trees and tree
care through research and the
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Livestock

Report


Nov.28 and 29,2005
Cows
Breaking 46.00
Cutter 45.00
Canner 40.50
Bulls


1000-1500
1500-2000

Calfs
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med#1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
Small #1


53.00
57.00
Monday
1389
97
4
4
41
,38
1584
Steers
170-235
140-145
118-130
125-144
121-132
108-118
105-112
101-106
155-185
150-170
120-136
115-133
115-124
105-121


51.50
49.50
41.00
57.00
60.00
Tuesday
2153
426
6
6
46
109
12
2768
Heifers



115-120
108-116
100-112
92-102
90-99
112-175
115-135
110-120
100-118
100-115
99-105


150-200 X -X X -X
250-300 X -X X -X
300-350 X -X X -X
Prices were pretty steady com-
pared to two weeks ago. It started
out looking higher on Monday,
quite a bit, but by Tuesday it was
back down to steady. It's really
dry in wheat country and some
rain out there would do wonders .
for the calf market. Cows and
bulls are still about where they've
been for the last month. Last sale
Dec. 12 and 13 slaughter cow sale
Dec. 20. First sale of 2006 will be
on Jan. 2. Ana Uribe of Miami had
the high calf price of $2.50. Estate
of R.W. Carlton of Ft. Pierce,
topped the cow market with a
high of $53.
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entering the show ring at the North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE).


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g The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 4, 2005


Plan would solve insurance problems


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Association of Insurance Agents
(FAIA) unveiled what it touts as
the solution to Florida's hurri-
cane insurance problems. Based
on both impressive research and
an independent actuarial analy-
sis showing hundreds of millions
in savings, the FAIA proposal
calls for the elimination of the
state run Citizens insurance
company's High Risk Account
(HRA) in favor of a system that
pays insurers to do the work.
The HRA is responsible for the
2004 deficit for Citizens-the
state run insurer of last resort-
of $515 million and the 2005
deficit of $977 million, both of
which resulted in Florida policy-
holders paying surcharges on
their homeowners policies of 6.8
percent and 11 percent respec-
tively.
"The savings are immediate
and pronounced and will not
only create better consumer
service but lead to increased
competition in the long run,"
said FAIA Executive Vice Presi-
dent Scott Johnson in his presen-
tation before the legislatively cre-
ated Task Force on Long-Term
Solutions.
Under the plan Citizens HRA
administrative, policyholder and
claims handling functions would
be transferred to insurance carri-
ers who would keep a portion of
the Citizens HRA premium as a
fee for services. Unlike the cur-



Deadline


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MIAMI The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA) is
reminding homeowners, renters
and businesses that Dec. 23 is
the deadline to file physical dis-
aster loan applications for dam-
ages from Hurricane Wilma that
occurred on Oct. 23 through
Nov. 18, 2005. Homeowners,
renters and businesses that sus-
tained physical damage in the
declared counties of Brevard,
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as furniture and clothing. Loans
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non-profit organizations are
available up to $1.5 million to
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machinery, equipment, and
inventory. Economic Injury Dis-
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disaster.
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2.687 percent for homeowners
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Kingsport Road, Ft. Worth,
Texas, 76155.
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applications for physical damage
is Dec. 23, 2005; the deadline to
return economic injury applica-
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rent arrangement, companies
could retain as much of the wind
exposure and related premium
as they want and assume the
responsibility for paying claims
from those retained funds. Pre-
miums for wind risks a company
does not retain would be for-
warded to the new WCF. After a
storm, the company would
access the WCF for reimburse-
ment of losses that exceeded the
premium it retained to pay wind
losses.
Like a growing number of
lawmakers and Chief Financial
Officer Tom Gallagher, FAIA also
proposes earmarking portions of
storm related sales tax windfalls
to rapidly grow surplus funds for
future years. Johnson said doing
so significantly reduces or elimi-
nates the chances of assess-
ments like the ones policyhold-
ers are complaining about right
now.
One of the key benefits of the
FAIA plan is better policyholder
service. If implemented, the
WCF would mean one company,
one check, one policy, one agent


and one adjuster for consumers.
According to Johnson, that
means policyholders can shop
again for the company and agent
they want to cover all of their
homeowner insurance needs,
including wind.
The WCF also would:
*Allow over $100 million
additional dollars to go to sur-
plus annually due to the elimina-
tion of HRA administrative costs
*Encourage competition for
high risk coastal areas where
some companies are still willing
to write "some" wind coverage,
but are prohibited from doing so
under the current arrangement.
eEliminate future assess-
ments by allowing storm related
sales tax windfalls to rapidly
grow surplus for future years
*Eliminate the administra-
tive, legal and actuarial costs
associated with paying bonuses
to carriers to take policies out of
Citizens, saving an estimated $71
million for the HRA alone.
The FAIA also made a num-
ber of recommendations for
reducing the state's wind risk


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exposure including:
*Subsidizing rates of Florida
residents insured in Citizens by
charging a disproportionately
higher premium for the second
homes of non-residents
eRequiring financially capa-
ble Citizens policyholders to
retrofit their homes within a
specified time frame.
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non-resident Citizen policyhold-
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Festival of Trees donated items have been judged


Submitted to the Okeechobee
News
Hospice of Okeechobee's
held it's judging on its Festival of
Trees items on Wednesday, Nov.
1. This most difficult task was
undertaken by Lisa Fralix of
Flower Petals, Shannon Mulhol-
land of Elite Title and Sandra
Pearce of Sandra Pearce Photog-
raphy. All of the judges reflected
that it was truly challenging to
narrow the selection to just a few
winners. Ms. Fralix stated "All, of
the trees were so beautiful; it's
obvious that everyone put a lot of
thought and hard work into their
creations. It took quite some
time to select the winners." Due
to the generosity of businesses in
our community winners were
judged in 15 categories.
The first place went to Cassels'
and McCall and staff for their
absolutely beautiful beach
themed tree titled "Gone to the
Beach. Eli's Western Wear was
awarded second place for
"Ropin' in the Holidays" their
western themed wonder. The
honor of third place went to
Coldwell Banker/Berger Real
Estate for "Cowboy Christmas"
their creative work of art. "Rustic
Christmas" by Preferred Proper-
ties came in strong earning
fourth place for their tree full of
not-so-typical decorations.
Most original tree was Jean
Hacker's "Chicken Tree" yes it's
full of chicken and feed, you
have to see it to believe. Most fun
went to Fantasy Lighting for
"Fifth Street" their casino
themed tree, complete with slot
machines and dice. The prettiest
tree the bejeweled and complete
with boa "Blinging in the Sea-
son" was donated by Kelley and
Logan Staton. The award for
most creative went to Big Lake
National Bank for "Big Lake
Gone Fishing" full of everything
a fisherman needs. Most colorful


Holiday Events


is "Candy Christmas" by the First
Baptist Church, Word of Life
Youth Group a sweet tooth's
dream. The "Fishing is Great"


topped with a fish by the Okee-
chobee Yatchette Club was most
Okeechobee. Xi Nu Omega
sorority won the prize for most


elegant with their Victorian
themed tree with home-made
decorations. Best children's tree,
the Safe and Smart After School
Program sponsored by Renea
Finney. Bank of America's South
Service Center won for the most
traditional tree with, "Bells Balls
& Bows. Best theme is for the
corvette lover titled "All I Want
for Christmas" full of miniature


corvettes. Cassels and McCall
also won in the category of most
liked. Leona Pelham's "An Angel
Gets It's Wings Every Time a Bell
Rings" was most inspiring with
its array of angels.
Theresa Davis of Hospice of
Okeechobee shared "All of the
trees and other donated items up
for bid are winners. I am thankful
to all of the generous people who


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how beautiful the display is. Visit-
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
First place in Hospice of Okeechobee's Festival of Trees went
to Cassels and McCall and staff for their absolutely beautiful
beach themed tree titled "Gone to the Beach. This tree is com-
plete with surfing Santas and star fish in a polka dot bikini.


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Bell ringers
are needed
The Salvation Army is looking
for volunteers for its bell ringers
program. Bell ringers can sit
down and ring the bell for one
hour or one day, it's your choice.
If you would like to volunteer to
help the Salvation Army, contact
Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
The bell ringer program is the
Salvation Army's basic fundrais-
ing program during the Christ-
mas season.

Hospice plans
Country Store
The Country Store will be
held in the Hamrick House,
which is adjacent to the Hospice
Residence at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information or to donate to
the event, call Theresa at (863)
467-2321.

Santa to
visit park
Santa Claus will be in City
Hall Park on Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12,
13, 14 and 15. He will be in the
park from 6 until 8 p.m. Goody
bags will be given to all the chil-
dren. Pictures with Santa Claus
will cost $1.

Christmas
concert planned,
The First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will present a
Christmas concert featuring the
keyboard artistry of Lorne
Matthews on Thursday, Dec. 8, at
7 p.m.


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For Convenient Location Call Toll Free:

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Vendor applications are available
at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. For information, call the
C'hnmhpr]q b 863 7636C46


Santa Claus will be in Flagler ,,cauie at oUAoj ) i-uJt
Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will ABWA plans
also be there on Dec. 16,17,19,20,
21,22,23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. holiday luncheon
His visits are sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. The Women of T(


Christmas
festival planned
The annual Christmas festival
sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
will be held Dec. 10' in'Flagler Park.


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Women's Association will hold its
annual holiday luncheon on Thurs-
day, Dec., 8, from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The luncheon is
$6.41 per person, not including the
tip. For more information, contact
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2005 on both state and local public roads.


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Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Toni Doyle at
(863) 462-5863.

One Stop Center
lists job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center, 209


S.W Park St. In the past 60 days, 33
companies have listed 43 jobs and
45 people have been hired. The
center is open from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Barbershop singers
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet style have changed
their meeting night to Monday
evenings at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Any one who enjoys
singing harmony is invited, and
urged to bring a friend. For infor-
mation, contact Charlie Bradham
at (863) 467-6347.


You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.


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now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 2,
through Thursday, Dec. 8, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 2, 4:45 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday
at 3, and 7 p.m. Tuesday,


Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:45 and 7:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday


and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.

Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.

For informations call (863)
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10pm-6am. References re-
quired, Call for details
(863)763-3038.


FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
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BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
prox. 16 wks old, Vic. SW of
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RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
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(863)675-9218
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
LR SUITE- 3pc, nice condition,
large, you must haul.
(863)467-4498.
MIXED BREED DOG Med.
size. Good natured, fixed, cur-
rent on all shots. Moving &
can'ttake. (863)357-1867
PIT BULL PUPS 8 mos old.
2 males, 1 female. Free to,
good homes. All shots up to'
date. (863)763-7446


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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111S. Parrot Ave.

CARPENTERS/LEADSMAN
Top Pay & Truck. Local
Work. Call 863-357-6018
or 772-215-2728
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454


Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee

Environmental
Specialist
Needed at Florida
Community Centers,
Inc. in Indiantown.
Responsible for
housekeeping duties.
Handyman skills
helpful. Bilingual pref.
Excellent benefits.
Apply at 15858 S.W.
Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, or fax
resume to
(772)597-4194.
EOE/DFWP
LICENSED
INSURANCE AGENTS
You owe it to yourself to check
out our new contracts. WE
PAY PRODUCERS + we offer
2 retirement funds, Health Ins.,
Paid vacation, Convention trips
& more. Requirements: Hon-
esty, Hard work, Dependable
transportation, Confidential in-
terviews. EOE
561-966-1819
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Registered Nurses
Therapeutic Assistants
Security Officers
Thursday, December 8,2005
Hours: 8:30am-10:3Oam &
12:30pm-2:3Opm
Florida Civil Commitment Cen-
ter is seeking Registered Nurs-
es, Therapeutic Assistants &
Security Officers. Experience
in corrections or mental health
residential environment a defi-
,nite plus. Earn $13.98 as Se-
curity Officer, to qualify you
must have at least two years
prior experience in law en-
forcement, correction or insti-
tutional security position
requiring standard certification.
Earn $12.98 to start as Thera-
peutic Assistant. Registered
urses start at $23/$24 per
hour with a $2,000 sign on
bonus. All positions are
8-hour shifts. Located at:
13613 SE Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266.
For more information call
Kathy King at(800)331-7122
or (610)389-2630. EOE
LABORERS
Water Well Drilling Co. needs
labor for drilling operation.
Need own transportation.
Will train.
Call (561)719-6553
LIVE ON RANCH
Mature experienced Book-
keeper & Housekeeper Must
have valid drivers hc.& fur-
nish references. Day 863-
634-7552/Night 3-763-5321
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
MECHANIC with tools, great
pay, Apply at A&B Repair, 712
N. Parrot Ave.


Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852


OPEN HOUSE JOB FAIR!!
Interviews and Hiring on Site
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from
11:30 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1596 State Rd. 70
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Entry Level Manaaement
Opportunities!
Potential To Earn $48K
Your First Yearll
5 Day Work Week/
Set Schedules
Paid Vacations/
Weekly Paychecks
Unlimited Growth Potential.
Full Benefit Package


OTR DRIVERS
Team Operation to
California, Home
Weekly. 2 yrs.
verifiable exp.
Benefits after 90 days
& Bonus Incentives.
For info call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message or fax
resume to 863-467-6963.
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has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/VN
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PROFESSIONAL COOK
Tuesday & Wednesday (Lunch)
Friday & Saturday (Supper)
Full Time with Benefits.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street



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


IMMEDIATE OPENING

AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance
or Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be able
to work in harmony with other employees and be
courteous to the general public. Applicant must
possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers' License
(only those with a clean driving record for the last
three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have neat, legible handwriting and
average mathematical skills. Apply to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Ave-
nue, Okee, FL 34974. Applications will be
accepted until position is filled. AN EQUAL OP-
PORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE
WORK PLACE.



IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP


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

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



COSMETOLOGIST
FULL TIME
Must have experience.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.

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


WAREHOUSE HELP &
DELIVERY SALES.
Good driving record. Call for
appointment (863)467-1575



MEDICAL
ASSISTANT/
COMMUNITY LIAISON
FT. Work 1/2 time as an
MA, 1/ time in-house
as Community Liaison.
Exp. with HIV/AIDS
and knowledge of
community resources
helpful, bilingual pref.
Some travel. Must
have valid FL driver's
lic. and good driving
record. Apply at FL
community Health
Centers, 15858 S.W.
Warfield Blvd., Indian-
town, or fax resume to
(772)597-4194.
EOE/DFWP
MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898



NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.
Part-Time
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Must be proficient in
Microsoft word and excel.
Good people skills.
Fax resume to (863)467-3050
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SENIOR REGULATORY
PROFESSIONAL
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
Responsible for conducting
construction, surveillance,
and final inspections of
complex, sensitive compli-
ance and enforcement is-
sues with regard to
Environmental Resource
Permits (ERP) and Manage-
ment and Storage of Surface
Waters (MSSW) permits in
Okeechobee, Glades, 'High-
lands, and a portion of St.
Lucie Counties. Must be
knowledgeable of wetland
systems and how biological
and physical components
affect wetlands and wetland
processes. Responsible for
representing the District on
interagency work groups,
task forces, and in public
presentations. Deadline
oriented work. Bachelor's
degree in Biology, Civil or
Agricultural Engineering, En-
vironmental Sciences, Hy-
drogeology or related field.
ERP and MSSW permitting
experience desired. Four (4)
to twelve (12) years of quali-
fying experience in the area
of water resources required.
Ability to work as a member
of an interdisciplinary team
of environmental profession-
als, engineers, as well as
with external agencies, and
the public. State of Florida
Drivers License required.
This position may be illed at
the Staff Regulatory Profes-
sional level. Job Reference
#206011.
Please visit our website for
more information and
APPLY ONLINE at
www.sfwmd.qov
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
PO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680


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F/T employment. Exp. in .l -Ti (863)697-9884.
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all cases
of questionable value, 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 ques-
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on these pages, we advise
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time, you check with the Bet-
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complaints.
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numbers may require an ex-
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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. There-
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NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


HORSE SHOEING
$25 For Trimming.
$70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
(863)532-0090 k
7 Days A Week. ..


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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Computer Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
PetsSupplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools a Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 733
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-8407
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
- 120V & 220V, Some w/ heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
willseparate. (772)971-9474


FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033

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. $150. (863)467-8050


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Patio Galley
It's the right time of year for barbecues, and what
could be easier than having all of your outdoor din-
ing needs at hand right on the patio? Now do-it-
yourselfers can build this convenient patio galley and
bring the kitchen outside. Featuring two shelves and
a drawer, the completed patio galley measures about
52 in. tall by 38 in. wide by 15 in. deep.

Patio Galley plan (No. 342) ... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four other projects... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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Available

Call
Juanita
(863)990-6132



HARDBACK BOOKS: (20)
Popular Authors. $40 for all,
will sep. (863)357-0575



FLORIDA ROOM w/Vinyl Win-
dows. $1500. (863)634-5826
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.




For Store Front w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.
(863)763-1187


WEDDING DRESS white
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available
(863)634-6601


SILVER DOLLARS $25 US
Peace Dollars in circulated
cond. from '22-'24. $300 will
sep. mpljam(:myway.com


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358 '
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS late 80s early 90s
excellent condition $500/
neg. (863)763-8943



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135
QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).
Hand made 48"x74", $200.
(239)728-8830
VERTICAL BLINDS 2 sets,
off white, for sliding or dbl
doors $40 (863)763-4098


CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
CHINA CABINET antique,
solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w./Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
DESK Large, great for com-
puter. Solid wood. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-1777
DINETTE- 30"x40" With 6
chairs, Light natural
wood/white legs Exc cond
$125. (863)357-7406
,DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 or best offer
(863)824-3319
DINNING ROOM TABLE w/6
chairs, Goffee Table, Desk &
China Cabinet $295. for all,
will sep. (863)675-2992
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Glass front. Holds 27" TV.
$75. (863)801-3412
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
(863)763-9410
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS-
Queen size, With foundation,
Like new $1 00.
(863)467-7017
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching,
74" long, extra slip covers, full-
size mattress covrd w/plastic
$200 will sep(863)763-0891
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA & MATCHING LOVE-
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509


SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
STOOLS,- Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634 "


SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$200. (863)763-8943 ask
for Tracy



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


BROWNING CITORI o/u 12
gauge w/choke tubes, and
aluminum carrying case
$1100(863)467-0746
COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex-
cellent condition $125. Cell
(502)931-8101
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
365. (863)467-7838



EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50,
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
all digital, brand new, $50
(863)634-5914
TREADMILL Pro-Form 350s
Cross Trainer w/weights.
Like new $200
(863)675-3998 -
TREADMILL, Weslo Cadence
840, electronic, w/digital
readout, exc. cond., $150
neg. (863)357-1082


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
1 00yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


.TABLE LAMP- built in, shade
is taupe velour, $35
(863)946-0766.


BED, Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
Sing condition. $300, Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9526 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139\
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $400 neg 863-634-9620


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 Large
& 1 Small. By: Cooper. Beauti-
fully matted & framed. Exc.
cond. $600 (863)467-7659
CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581 .
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 20-25
Boxes. Good New condition.
Moving, all must go. $125 for
all. (863)467-7659
1355, new in box, with boost
sim .card, $125.
(863)634-2998
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Set of Aluminum Cook-
ware $30. (863)675-2992
MATTRESS COVER- Tempur-
pedic, King size, Good cond
Pd $600. Asking $300.
(863)763-8115 or 824-2607
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300; (863)673-3860
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100(863)357-1867
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859


TENOR SAX- Conn,,with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings


COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
DOG KENNEL, 6x10x6, like
new, $100. (863)634-2998
FISH TANK STAND wood,
holds 29 gallon tank w/stor-
age $10 (863)763-4098
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25
(863)357-3639


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
base & faucet. New. $100
(863)675-1634
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
New! $450. (937)418-7005
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
asking $250.
(863)467-8504



HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $'1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 xpm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779
COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiverarrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
S$550 neg (863)467-9101.
COMPOUND BOW- New, in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.



RCA 27" color TV, will need
antenna. Remote & manual in-
cluded. $75 cash.
(863)675-4970 Iv msg
RCA SOUND CENTER Box of
new but old vacuum $50 will
separate (863)763-7989
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer. (863)241-1793
GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
(863)801-1666
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
7.5 feet, easy to assemble,
short needle, full, real look, ex-
cel cond. $75 (863)763-0691
NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
cones, and all the trimmings,
$50 (863)763-2234.


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Agriculture



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




04 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300(863)357-3981


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am



RIDING MOWER, Craftsman
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074


TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.


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



Large 1200 sq. ft. 2BR/1BA
partially furnished duplex
Apt., washer/dryer hookup,
yard maintenance & city wa-
ter incl. Located in town, in
medical community. No
Pets. $1100 mo. + sec.
dep. Call Epi (863)697-3257
S. W.In Town
2BR, 1 Bath Duplex, $600
Lease, No Pets 357-8303


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 on
water, w/shed, $900 mo. +
sec. dep., 4/2 on water
w/above ground pool & 2 stor-
age sheds, fenced in, $1200
mo. + sec. dep.
(863)824-0981



OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
.courthouse. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING, 1275 s.f., Limit-
ed Parking, $2000 mo.
(863)467-8889
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


MOTOR HOME MATE: Female,
Free to travel. No kids. Move in
today Call (863)610-1716 for
more info.
ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074



LOG HARBOR- On Rim Canal.
Private log cabin with
yearly/seasonal lease.
(954)410-0279


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436



OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's, $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313


DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION
75ftwaterfront. Private boat
ramp, dock, fish cleaning .
tables. Lake access. Home
features 3br, 2ba .
Large living room, family rm.
Fenced yard. $279,900.
Lawrence Associates
(800)543-2495
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront,
Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve C21 All
Professional 772-240-2213
New 4 Bed/2V'2 Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!


energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701




PERFECT PRIVATE SETTING!
4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/ lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


ACREAGE
Citrus Income, woods,
hunting, creek, paved
road frontage. 125 a/c
Hillsborough Co., 255
a/c Hardee Co. Check
my website:
www.maryadsit.com
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
(863)285-7118


LOTS (3) Banyon Village, Port
LaBelle, $35,000 each, Own-
er/Agent (239)472-9570.
OWNER SAYS SELL!!
Waterfront w/ water & electric
avail. Seawall. 75ftcanal
frontage. No fixed bridges.
Ready to build on. $155,000
Lawrence Associates
(800)543-2495
RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125 Ft. xl125 Ft., Basswood
Area. $32,000. or best offer.
Cell # (561)329-3064
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889



WANTED To Buy Singlewide
MH w/storage building
2000-3000 ft Have occupa-
tional license. Okeechoobe/Vi-
cinity; Cash Ft. Pierce.
772-465-4489


Mobile Homes



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




LOAD LEVELERS & RECEIVER
Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used 1x.
$300. neg. (863)697-3070



CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA
Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
(863)983-5364
FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
baybuilthomes.com
INDIANTOWN-NICE! 2br,2ba,
Indianwood Gulf CC.,
$55,000, Adult park 45+,
Call Steve (772)240-2213
OKEE 2BR, 1BA On the wa-
ter. 40x12, park model w/
30x9 enclosed Florida room.
Covered pier, shed, carport.
Central air, new roof. Com-
pletely furnished. Barlow's
12626 Hwy 441 SE. lot 34.
$27,500 (765)609-3480 or
(863)532-8613 .

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers,.'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$25.00/neg. (772)559-8558
BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll, mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
LOWE-14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
POLAR 1998,17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417


SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200..
Will separate.
(863)357-7406
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
STARCRAFT 1995, 20ft Pon-
toon, 40 hp Mercury, fish
ready, no trailer $4500
(765)610-4494
TRITON BASS BOAT- 99, 17',
90hp Yamaha engine w/less
than 100 hrs. Like new
$8500. (863)697-2658
V BOTTOM BOAT 1948, 12
Ft., Aluminum. Very good con-
dition. $300. 863-824-0801


CITATION, '01 & lot in Blue
Cypress RV Park, asking
$50,000 for both.
(863)357-3607
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331


FLEETWOOD FLARE 1994,
25 FT, 39K mis., Fully self
contained w/twin beds. Must
see! $16,000. (863)763-7161
LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596
VERY NICE 32' RV & FL/Rm
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee
ZACHARY TAYLOR PARK-
35ft, w/Florida room,
furnished, $2500
(863)467-7122 or
(321)799-4385


SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.'
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942



BATTERY CHARGER: Pro
Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, in box. $150.
(863)467-2255
OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
TROLLING MOTOR- Kota
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
auto pilot $150 941-255-2195


GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331



GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
GO CART FRAME- almost
new, asking $125'
(863)983-4473.
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP 1
yr old, asking $1000
(863)763-5535 days
(863)763-1615 evenings
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2900 Firm.
(863)634-5129


Automobiles I



Automobiles 4-L1
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40)2
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40-30
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-0
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BMW Z3, '99, immaculate
cond., 26k mi., S17,000
firm. (863)763-0847
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700 / 467-1547
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/rims (863)983-7876
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '95,
Really good, reliable transpor-
tation. $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-1896
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
(863)634-1909/763-3931
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348


LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
(863)467-6060
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system..P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2000' or best offer
(863)467-0987
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
..fine $800 (863)467-9358 -
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821


SEABRING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830


CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551



CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432


3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy.P/U.
Good shape. $75
(863)467-1547
CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100(863)634-1479
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
(863)261-4999
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
(239)494-2647
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, -
Long bed, good condition,
$10,500. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg.(863)675-8999.


TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle.. $2500.
(772)569-6285


CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good. New tires. $900.
(863)610-1716
FORD WINDSTAR VAN 1995,
Good condition. $1995.
(863)610-0412

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5501



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-CP-277
IN RE: ESTATE OF'
SONORAA. MOLL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Son-
dra A. Moll, deceased, whose date of
death was October 7,2005; File Num-
ber 2005-CP-277, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persona having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is reqred to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
re-,d- ,iri~n-t d.inr.n,- ,-'-t;" m.i-t
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
'FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 4th, 2005,
ROBERT M.MOLL
Personal Representative
9East 40th Street, 12th Floor
NewYork, NY 10016
Randell C. Doane, Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0315321
DOANE & DOANE, PA.
2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4410
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Telephone: (561) 556-0200
101837 ON 12/4,11/05
Okeechobee County
School Board Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board will be
held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005,
at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrative Office at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, and is open to
the public. There will be no meeting
on December 13 as previously sched-
uled.
Palricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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