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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 344 Saturday, December 10, 2005 50t Plus tax


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 every-
one can drive by and see your
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
313 S.W. 67th Drive
1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
4 Hunter Road in Buck-
head Ridge
2350 S.E. 20th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
4055 S.E. 24th Rd. in Van-
tage Oak Trailer Park
1065 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
312 S.E. 8th Dr.
310 S.E. 8th Dr.
S2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
2228 S.E. 38th Trail in
Taylor Creek Isles

DRC closing
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
Disaster Recovery Center
(DRC) located at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic
Center on S. R. 70 E. will cease
operations at 6 p.m. on Dec.

Storm debris
removal to end
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) will
begin its final pick-up for hur-
ricane debris in Okeechobee
County during the week of
Dec. 5, on both state and local
public roads.
If citizens have not already
placed their debris along road-
way right-of-way by the week
of Dec 5, FDOT cannot ensure
their debris will be picked up.
Citizens may call the FDOT
Okeechobee Operations Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5250 to find
out where final debris pick-
ups have already been made.
After FDOT's final debris
pick-up has occurred, debris
must be discarded in the rou-
tine manner under regulation
of the local solid waste man-
agement company.
Once the debris removal
process is complete, local law
enforcement may cite viola-
tors for littering on state right-

Drought Index
Current: 189
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.43 feet

Lake level j
Last Year: 4. !.
15.97 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Classifieds . .13-15
Comics .......... 12
Community Events .4
Crossword . . .13
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out . . ..4
Sports ............11
TV .............. 15
Weather .... : ......2.
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how to contact the newspaper.

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Yeehaw: the next boom town?

Property values
'skyrocketing' in
once quiet hamlet
By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
If Okeechobee residents or visi-
tors to the area pass through the
intersection of U.S. 441 N. and S.R.
60 in' leaving or returning home,
they would never know that the
area will soon become busy with
development activity in the not-so-

distant future.
"Things are changing," stated
Billy Moss of Lambert Commercial
Realty in Vero Beach, referring to
the once quiet cross-over village
known as Yeehaw Junction.
"Property values have skyrocketed
at the 'junction.'"
A large portion of land -- 27,410
acres to be exact was sold in July
as part of a planned asset diversifi-
cation strategy by the previous
owner, Latt Maxcy, Inc. The Maxcy
Corporation once held more than
100,000 acres for over 80 years. But

over the years, the company has
sold off portions of the land. More
than 30,000 acres were sold to the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) during the mid-
1990s for the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project, and more
than 39,000 acres are being
retained by the Maxcy Corpora-
At approximately 19.5 miles
along U.S. 441 and S.R. 60, with an
area covering 45 square miles, the
recently sold tract of property is
roughly half the size of Lakeland,

Recognition breakfast: Businesses receive plaques

OkeechobeejJews/Lorna Jablonski
Daryl Roehm (right) advisor for the Okeechobee High School Academy of Finance pre-
sented U-Save Supermarket with a plaque thanking the local store for participating in
the program's internship program. Accepting the plaque for U-Save was Theresa Smith
(third from left). Gavin Koepke (left) of the academy and U-Save intern Aleese Eatmon
(second from left) joined Mr. Roehm and Ms. Smith for the presentation.

OHS program honors businesses

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
Academy of Finance and the
Academy Advisory Board hosted
the second annual internship
recognition breakfast Friday
morning at Peace Lutheran Fel-
lowship Hall in Okeechobee.
Members of the Okeechobee
business community and the
interns working for them joined
together to enjoy a breakfast pre-
pared by Doug and Josh Vest of
Pogey's Restaurant.
After the meal, Academy advi-
sor Daryl Roehm presented local
businesses with plaques to show
the Academy's appreciation for
their participation in the intern-
ship program. Mr. Roehm went
on to explain that many of the
interns from the past five years of
the program have gone on to
become full-time employees for
the companies they worked for
in the internship program.
Mr. Roehm expressed his
gratitude and that of the Acad-
emy of Finance Advisory Board


and nearly two-and-a-half times
the size of Delray Beach. No matter
what its size, the.property is now
part of the real estate portfolio of
Anthony V Pugliese.
Mr. Pugliese, a real estate devel-
oper from Delray Beach, paid a
reported $140 million for the prop-
erty in a sealed bid deal which
closed in mid-August. The proper-
ty purchased is nearly the same
size as the amassed properties pur-
chased by Walt Disney in the 1960s
for a little more than $5 million.
According to media reports, Mr.

Pugliese had purchased the
acreage in hopes of using it as a
back-up site for the Scripps
Research Institute. However, Roz
Gatewood, marketing director for
the Pugliese Company, said that
wasn't the case.
"There were never any plans to
purchase the property as a Scripps
back-up property. The property is
surely a treasure, but we have not
yet made any concrete plans for its
development at this time," she said
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Builder faces

charge of

grand theft

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
* .An Okeechobee building
contractor bonded out of the
Okeechobee County Jail Fri-
day after being arrested on
charges of workers' compen-
sation fraud and grand theft by
state investigators.
Merle Dee Johnston, 69,
was arrested after he allegedly
used loan money for personal
use instead of completing con-
struction on an Okeechobee
couple's home. The complaint
against Johnston also claims
the general contractor failed to
carry proper workers' com-
pensation coverage.

Johnston's bond had been
set at $30,000.
According to a press
release from Tom Gallagher,
the state's chief financial offi-
cer who oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Services,
Johnston initially was paid
$60,000 from a construction
loan the couple had taken out.
The money was to begin work
on their new home in Okee-
chobee County.
The release goes on to say
that Johnston reportedly used
some $23,000 of that money
for his personal use.
See Theft Page 2

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Waste Management, a local Okeechobee business,
received a plaque of appreciation from the Okeechobee
High School Academy of Finance for their participation in
the internship program at the high school. Jenny Stewart
(third from left) accepted the plaque on behalf of the local
company from Academy advisor Daryl Roehm (right).
Also present were Gavin Koepke (left) and Victoria
Urbana,'intern (second from left).

to the local businesses. He
explained that since its incep-
tion at the high school five
years ago, many former interns
have gone on to become full-

time employees of the busi-
nesses they worked for during
their internship.
See Honor Page 2

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Cowboy Christmas
This giant Christmas card, on display in Flagler Park, has
a cowboy theme.

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Old holiday
photos sought
chobee News is seeking photos of
local Christmas 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
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos
while you wait. Or, e-mail photos
as jpg attachments to okee-
Please include as much infor-
'mation as you can about when and
where the photo was taken and
who is in the photo.
Photos may be of cormunjty or
family celebrations in the Okee-
chobee area.
Clerk's office
closes for luncheon
OKEECHOBEE The offices of
the Okeechobee County Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court will close to the public
between noon and 1:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 22, for their annual
employee holiday season luncheon.
The office will reopen to the
public at 1:30 p.m.
Property taxes
now being collected
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
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 Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 3 percent on payments made
Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent on pay-
ments made Jan. 1,2006 Jan. 31,
2006; 1 percent on payments made
Feb. 1, 2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and,
net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
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 profes-
sional artists.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submitted
through a juried process. Competi-
tion 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 submission format.
Foley's aide
here on Dec. 15
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in Okee-
chobee County on Thursday, Dec.
15, in room 106 of the at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St., from 8:30 until
Ms. Decker can also be reached
during these hours by calling (863)
Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes 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 following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $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.

Bnrthers charged with arms traffickint

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Okeechobee RoadWatch

Motorists are reminded to
drive with caution, courtesy,
common sense, and patience as
they travel through work zones.
Countywide: Construction
project -- Crews will be per-
forming shoulder repair work at
various locations throughout the
country. Motorists should watch
for lane closures as necessary to
move equipment in and out of
the work zones. The contractor
is Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.
S.R. 70: From W. of U.S. 98

to W. of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project -- Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improve-
ments, signals, and street light-
ing. Work currently includes
storm pipe installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project.
The contractor is Russell Engi-

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in a telephone interview.
Ms. Gatewood also confirmed
that Mr. Pugliese never approached
Scripps execs to look at the proper-
ty as a possible site.
"The Pugliese Company prom-
ises to conduct careful research
studies over time to determine
what the property can be devel-
oped into, to benefit the area and
surrounding communities," she
So what will be done with the
vast cattle and citrus property?
Many in surrounding communi-
ties and nearby landowners are
speculating on its future use.
For years, Yeehaw Junction has
been merely an exit point off the
Turnpike and home for a little more
than 250 regular residents. All of
that is set to change over the next
five years as the area now has the
potential to become a hub of major
real estate development activity.
Reports of the land being used
for mixed use of office, retail, indus-
trial and commercial possibilities
still exists. However, the enormous
tract of land being developed into a
'Junctionville' is also a distinct pos-
sibility over the next 1 Oyears.
A new growth' management
law in Florida provides that real
estate developers most build the
infrastructure with roads, schools,
utilities and other essentials to sup-
port new area growth with much
of the costs to come out of the
developers' pockets. Property own-
ers such as Mr. Pugliese's company
would have to secure financial sup-
port for such development.
When asked about the possibili-
ty of Osceola County having a city
constructed literally at their feet,
Osceola County Chamber of Com-
merce President Mike Homrner said
it would be welcomed, but with a
"Positive development is always
welcome-in Osceola County," he
said. "However, it will have to
depend on what the developer will
bring to the area. If it will be devel-
oped into a community, it will have
to be pretty much self-sufficient
due to the location."
The historic Desert Inn Hotel,
which sits on the northwest corner

U.S. 441: From North of
Cemetery Road to N.E. 131st St.
in Okeechobee County: Con-
struction project -- Work to
begin milling and repaving.
ARMI layer starting north end of
the project moving south. This
project includes widening shoul-
ders, ARMI layer, milling, resur-
facing, guardrail and minor
drainage improvements. The
contractor is Elmo Greer and
Sons, LLC. The estimated com-
pletion date: Winter 2005.

Submitted photo/Department of Financial Services
An Okeechobee couple contracted with a local contractor to
build their new home. According to state investigators, Merle
Dee Johnston poured the foundation and installed the blocks
and trusses but, after being paid $60,000 to start the job, he

never returned. The roof trusses have since collapsed. John-
ston was arrested and charged with grand theft and workers'
compensation fraud.

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"This couple was left in a finan-
s cial lurch and workers were put at
risk of being injured without having
workers' compensation to protect
them," stated Mr. Gallagher. "We
will continue to aggressively pur-
sue anyone who disregards the law
and the safety and welfare of oth-
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton ers."
More than a century old, The Desert Inn sits waiting to be In the next six months after
sold along with manyother properties situated on or near the Johnston had allegedly been paid
intersection of U.S.441 N. and S.R. 60. to start the project, detectives said
only the foundation, blocks and
trusses were installed. The detec-
tives said Johnston never returned
.. to complete the work and the
S. structure has since collapsed.
'" Detectives working the case

The intersection known as Yeehaw Junction at S.R. 60 and
U.S. 441 N. will soon become a hub of development with
recent property sales.

of Yeehaw Junction
been put up for sale
old hotel has been on
Register of Historic
1994 and is ownei
Ms. Zicheck, has
Desert Inn for more th
"The hotel inn a
on the three-and-a-hd
only part of the prop
sale," she said.
She added that th
for the property is se
lion, with the rest of t
to be retained for he
Ms. Zicheck also sai
been approached by
opers from South
would want to build
ing structure and re
new development.

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, has recently '"A deed restriction in which the
. The century hotel must remain intact is part of
n the National the sale stipulation," she said,
Places since adding that she plans to meet with
d by Beverly the Florida Preservation Society
and hopes to safeguard the historic
s owned the status of the inn.
ian 20 years. Another large portion of proper-
nd restaurant ty in the Yeehaw Junction area was
alf acres is the purchased 'two-and-a-half years
erty that is for ago by West Palm Beach engineer
Dan Shalloway.
e selling price Mr. Shalloway stated that his
et at $2.4 mil- purchase of more than 400 acres of
he 65-70 acres land on the northeast corner near
er private use Florida's Turnpike was originally
d that she has part of.along-term investment.
several devel- "There is 'simply no accessible
Florida who land for development at a reason-
loze the exist- able price in Palm Beach County,"
he said.
'place it with The property, .for which Mr.
Shalloway said he paid about
$5,000 per acre, could very likely be
developed into distribution ware-
house sites.
Such business development
would add 'hundreds of employ-
ment possibilities for residents in
the northern part of Okeechobee
County. Mr. Shalloway added that
* he is about two years from break-
ing ground due to county planning
and permits.
Okeechobee residents could
* have the notion that the develop-.
ment in Yeehaw Junction is too dis-
tant from the city to have any meas-.
urable impact on them. The
increase in business development
in the Yeehaw area will encourage
further growth to the northern sec-
tion of Okeechobee' County, and
will continue farther south in years
to come.
Whatever development comes
out of the second largest land pur-
chase since Disney will undoubted-
riders" ly have a profound affect on neigh-
boring communities, agriculture,
industry and traffic volume.
The four-lane widening project
of S.R. 60 is set to be completed to
Yeehaw Junction by early 2006,
making it easier for more buyers of
accessible land will come to see
what the once forgotten hamlet
has to offer.

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The following businesses
received plaques of appreciation:
U-Save Super Market, Echols
Plumbing, Wicks, Brown,
Williams and Co., Gilbert Chevrolet
and Gilbert Snapper, Waste Man-
agement, Big Lake National Bank
and the Okeechobee County Cour-
A neWer member of the Acade-
my, EdmundF irphy expressed his
thoughts about the program.
"I want to be an accountant
when I finish college, so I looked at
the programs and clubs offered at

also learned that Johnston had not
paid several outstanding bills. It
was also determined that he had
underreported his income to Labor
Finders and ultimately was work-
ing without proper workers' com-
pensation coverage, states the
Johnston allegedly billed the
couple for approximately $19,000
in labor and supervision cost, while
reporting only $2,300 worth of
labor costs to Labor Finders. Fraud
detectives learned that Johnston
reported only $2,300 in payroll for
the entire year, although he was
working other jobs.
To report information about this
case or any other possible insur-
ance fraud case, call the depart-
ment's fraud hotline at 1-800-378-

Okeechobee High School and
found that Mr. Roehm had this
internship program. In order to
qualify for the internship program,
I had to successfully complete the
business training program at the
Freshman Campus. I am now a
sophomore at O.H.S. and in Mr.
Roehm's class. My future is being
mapped out. I will take Accounting
I in my junior year and Accounting
II in my senior year. I will be eligible
to participate in the internship pro-
gram the summer following my
junioryear," stated Mr. Furphy.
Programs such as this at Okee-
chobee High School give local stu-
dents a head start toward future
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Big Lake Missions is collecting donations for toys for children this
holiday season and are not a part of the Toys for Tots program as stated
in the Dec. 9 issue of the Okeechobee News. Toys for Tots is headed up
by the U.S. Marines. However, Big Lake Missions and Okeechobee
Christian Cycles will help distribute gifts to children for the Toys for
Tots program at the Agri-Civic Center on Dec. 16.

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OMS teacher is one of two finalists for awards

Eighth grade math teacher Vicki
Goggans at Osceola Middle School
(OMS) has earned the honor of
being one of two state finalists for
the 2005 Presidential Awards for
Excellence in Mathematics and Sci-
ence Teaching (PAEMST), the
nation's highest honor for K-12
teaching in these fields. Established
by Congress in 1983, and adminis-
tered for the White House by the
National Science Foundation, the
Presidential Awards allow for each
state to select up to three mathe-
matics and three science teachers
as state finalists. From this field of
state finalists, a maximum of 108
Presidential Awardees are selected
representing the 50 states and four
U.S. jurisdictions. Recipients of the
2005 Presidential Awards will be
announced during a week of cele-
bration events in March 2006 in
Washington, DC. Nationwide,
there are 253 state finalists for the
prestigious Presidential Award this
year. The goal of the Presidential
Awards is to identify and recognize
highly qualified teachers. As part of
the recognition process, Awardees

Submitted to uKeecnooee News
Congratulations to this week's OMS Students of the Week.
They are (front row) Ali Nunez; (middle row) Dwight Chandler,
Samantha Welch, Eduardo Monjaras, Kyle Lunt, Stephen
Schoonmaker; (back row) Joshua Lea, and Tyler Baird.

will take part in a weeklong series
of networking and professional
development activities in Washing-
ton, DC. In addition, each awardee
will also receive $10,000 from the
National Science Foundation. We

are very proud of Mrs. Goggans,
and so are her students.
The OMS Milers of the Week
continue to post great times. From
the eighth grade, Chris Kicklighter
and Paige Arnold top the list. Adri-

Here is one of the best skate
parks the students did. Dis-
playing their skate park model
are Chris Entwistle,- Taylor
Cotton and Ehrica Cruz.
an Tagle and Alexis Peaden are
tops in the seventh grade. The com-
petition was tight in the sixth grade,
with Eric Velez and Quandrell Rid-
ley posting the same time, as did
Araceli Sanchez and Alyssa Sa lior.

Congratulations, students.
Recently, the eighth grade sci-
ence students created their own
skate parks, using cardboard and
paper towel tubes. The object was
to maximize potential and kinetic
energy so that their marble could
make it through the entire park.
Tony Hawk, look out.
The OMS Boys basketball team
got off to a good start in their game
against Hidden Oaks. Only trailing
by a few baskets, the Warriors
came out in the second half and
played a very physical game. How-
ever, fouls and turnovers cost our
boys the game in the end. Hidden
Oaks was sent to the free throw line
16 times in the second half, pulling
out a 40-28 victory. The game ball
goes to Jonathan Hudoff, who led
the team in scoring with 10 points
and 9 rebounds. Jonathan Craw-
ford followed with 8 points, fouling
out early in the fourth quarter. The
Warriors are gaining a solid fan
base as they put on a good show of
hustle and determination so far this
season. They play hard even when
down, and they make OMS proud.
Next week, students at OMS will
get to cash in their hard-won
Spears, the rewards they receive for

exhibiting positive behaviors
around campus. OMS staff mem-
bers have been donating gift items
for several weeks now, making
them available for student pur-
chase with their Spears. Students
will shop for the people on their
holiday gift lists, enjoying the pleas-
ure of giving at this most wonderful
time of the year. One lucky student
will ride off on a brand new bicycle
donated by Big Lake National
Bank. The drawing will take place
on Friday to cap off the week.
Upcoming Events
Dec. 12-16 OMS Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 12 Home Basketball v.
Sebastian River Middle School, 4:30
until 6 p.m.
Dec. 13 Holiday Band Concert, 7
Dec. 14 Basketball at Yearling
Middle School, 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Dec. 15 Basketball at Stuart Mid-
dle School, 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Dec. 16 Last day of school until
January 3
Dec. 16 Spear Drawing for Bicy-
cle donated by Big Lake National

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Recognition for service
At the Dec. 6 meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board, Dr. Patricia Cooper,
superintendent of schools (right) presented Jim Pippin (center) social studies teacher at
Okeechobee High School, with a plaque upon his retirement after 21 years with the
school system. To Mr. Pippin's right is his wife, Ruthie. Mr. Pippin said he was really
going to miss Okeechobee High School. He said that his wife and three children all
graduated from Okeechobee High School. "Now I guess I'm graduating," he added. He
noted that it was a hard decision to make.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Mrs. Lowe's Class
Seminole Elementary held their annual Character Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Some of
the favorite characters came from titles such as, "Oonawasee Summer," "Mr. Popper's
Penguins," "The Grouchy Ladybug," "The Berenstain Bears," "The Paperbag Princess,"
and "The Honeybee and the Robber" just to name a few. Students paraded around the
campus and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Lyn Draughon
Lyn Draughon, of Vero Beach
passed away peacefully on
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. She was
born in Charleston, WVa., in 1934.
Shortly after her birth, her family
moved to Port Huron, Mich. Lyn
received her bachelor's degree
from Principia College. She contin-
ued getting her Master's from both
the University of Michigan and
Michigan State. Mrs. Draughon
enjoyed the teaching profession for
over 35 years. She married Ellis
Draughon in 1967. In 1973, their
daughter Lisa arrived. Lyn loved to
play bridge, travel, and visit with
friends. She was of the Christian
Science faith. .
Mrs. Draughon is survived by
her husband Ellis Draughon;
daughter, Lisa (Michael) Hall; and
brother, John (Pat) Battram.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Funeral Services will follow at 4
p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations.
may be made to The First Church
of Christ Scientist, 1602 23rd Street,
Vero Beach, Fla. 32960.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Maggie Lenora
(Len) Allen
Maggie Lenora (Len) Allen, age
79, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 at her

residence in Okeechobee. Mrs.
Allen was born June 13, 1926 in
Winnsboro, La., and has been a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past three years. She was a mem-
ber of the Oakview Baptist Church.
She enjoyed singing, writing, gar-
dening and cooking.
Survivors include her sister,
Bobbie Cobb of Yazoo City, Miss.;
her brother, Joe (Diane) McCrory
of Coleman, Texas; her daughters,
Dot (Don) Brown of Okee-
chobee, Sue (Gregg) Diefenderfer
of Sarasota; her son, Jeff
(Tammy) Bowman of Brandon,
Miss., and her step-son, Buddy
(Judy) Bowman of Madison,
Miss. She is also survived by her
grandchildren Lisa Clark of

Cypress, Texas, Shannon Whitak-
er of Puerto Rico, Tyler Lofton of
Great Falls, Mont., Shaina Brown
and Sean Brown of Okeechobee.
In addition, she is survived by her
great-grandson, Brady Clark of
Cypress, Texas; along with a host
of step-grandchildren and step-
The family will be receiving
friends and family on Sunday,
Dec. 11, from 2 until 3 p.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.
32nd Street, Okeechobee, with
the service to follow at 3 p.m. Pas-
tor John Keith will.officiate.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and

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CATTLE & CITRUS: The cattle and citrus here are more important
than the snow birds in my opinion.

COW TOWN: Okeechobee has never been known as a pig town.
Don't be ridiculous. We are known as a cow town, and proud of it.
We lead the state in both beef and dairy cattle. Okeechobee has
been a cow town for many years. Those cows are more important to
the economy than the snowbirds are.

RUDE PEOPLE: I had lived in Okeechobee from the time I was
born until about three years ago, when I moved to Tampa. If you
want to see some rude people, just come over here. People over
here'will not tolerate the slowness from northerners. Yes, they do
bring revenue to the county, but you have to think most business
owners in Okeechobee do not go out of business when the north-
erners decide to go home. As for the people in Okeechobee being
rude, I don't think they are at all. For some people, yes they can be
very unfriendly, but that's when you have to smile back at them and
tell them to have a nice day. Everyone laughs at me when I tell them
that I am from Okeechobee but the funny thing is, everyone also
says that I have an outgoing personality and manners. I think it all
depends on what age group you are, where you are from and what
your expectations are.

CHRISTMAS The wordChristmas means "Christ Mass". The
name should tip you off that those who observe it are celebrating
the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you want to have a holiday cele-
bration in December that is about something else, that is fine. Call it
Kwanza or whatever you want. But if you are celebrating Christmas,
you are celebrating the good news of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the
basis of our religion but it does not contain every tradition and'feast
day we celebrate. No, the Bible does not say we have to celebrate
Christmas. But the Bible does tell us the story of Christmas, and we
celebrate it in joy and hope because that's what we want. I don't
care what you do or what anyone else does, but in this country we
have freedom of religion, so don't tell me I can't celebrate Christ-

EYESORE: The thing I don't understand is that Brantley has been
there for years and now, in the last few years, people have been
complaining about it. Yes, it is an eyesore but no one complained
until they started to clear the land. It's great that Brantley cleaned his
place and up and time will tell if it will stay that way. But look at
some of the other places that are eyesores --- Basswood for one.
They need to tear those places up out there and either build homes
or leave it as open lots.

REUNION: I am a graduate of Okeechobee High School the
class of '97. I currently do not live in Okeechobee but I do have rela-
tives that live there. I am trying to find out if and when we are having
a 10-year reunion. Ifanyone knows, would you be so kind and let
me know about it?

SICK KIDS: Here we go again with another round of the flu. Par-
ents, when your children are coughing and sneezing, running a
fever and feeling very bad please keep them home. Sick kids do not
belong in school. They belong at home in their own beds with mom
or dad taking care of them. When you send a sick child to school
you are not doing right by that child, who is miserable, and you are
spreading the virus to the rest of the class. They are your kids. They
are your responsibility. Keep them at home. And working parents -
please don't bring a sick kid to work. Your co-workers do not want
to be exposed to the flu either. If a child is too sick to go to school,
that child is too sick to take anywhere else. Keep him home and take
care of him.

DRAINAGE: I see in the paper the City Council is blaming Water
Management for the flooding during Wilma. SFWMD gets blamed
for lots of things and they probably deserve some of it, but I think
the Council is wrong on this one. Councilman Dowling Watford has
been here for ever and so has Councilman Lowry Markham. I'm
sure they bothremember when 441 was a two-lane road down to
the lake and it flooded when it rained. The property where the radio
station was and the Ford place is now, held water after every rain.
Now all this is filled in and built on, so where's the water to go? I'm
no engineer but I do know the pumps at Taylor Creek keep the Rim
Canal down around 1.3-14 feet. The land where there's flooding is
around 20-25 feet, you can check any topography map of the area.
Councilman Markham said he has dug ditches and knows how,the
water runs, so how does he expect to keep water that is 7 feet lower
.than the flooded area from draining? Isn't that downhill? County
Commissioner Gene Woods' use of the. same excuse a couple
weeks ago about Oak Park flooding doesn't hold Water.

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Upcoming Events

Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday, weather per-
mitting. Beginning Dec. 3, the group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Nazarene
Church, 425 S.W. 28th St. The ride will leave at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested in
riding is invited. For information, contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6527; or, Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating
drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an
open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS; free
HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of
drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863)
634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick Laneau at
(863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the Barn-
yard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-H
Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the extension office at (863)763-6469.
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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon.at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308..
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is invited.
For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization or group,
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open to

anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is $10 per
person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or,
visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace Christ-
ian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home school-
ing or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information, call Lydia Hall
(863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact Dou-
glas 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 fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. 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 at7 p.m. at the church nextto Dou-
glas 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.

Community Events

Red Cross giving away quilt
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will hold a drawing
for a handmade quilt. The quilt will be on display Dec. 10 in Flagler
Park from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested for tickets
for the drawing. The drawing will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Red Cross
booth at the park. All money received will be kept in the Okeechobee
area for local needs.

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.

School/plans Jingle Bell walk
The faculty and staff of Everglades Elementary School invites
everyone to their second annual Jingle Bell Walk on the Dike at the
Pier along the waterfront of Lake Okeechobee.on Saturday, Dec. 10,
from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. All participants are encouraged to wear jin-
gle bells while walking. Jingle Bell Walk T-shirts can be ordered for
$10 each. To order a T-shirt, or for walk information, call coach Forde
or coach Ferneau at (863) 763-7205.

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

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. until
7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park. Vendor applications are available at the
Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber
at (863) 763-6464.

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office,
55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-

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 outdoor
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 information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host
the musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas Change
of Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and
on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served following the
Sunday night performance for a donation of $6. For information, call
the church at (863) .763-4127.
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 public.
For details or information, call (863) 763-4320.

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Dec. 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
children. Pictures with Santa Claus will cost $1.

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

Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first
performance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students
from the third through 12th grades.

Community Choir presents Christmas cantata
* The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will presents its seventh annual Christmas cantata at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Performances will be
Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and 17, at 7 prl. A Sunday, Dec. 18, per-
formance will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call
(863) 634-7714.
Church hosting Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W
32nd St., will present an outdoor musical event entitled "Wondrous
Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and again
on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Live nativity presented by church
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door drive through live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
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 soccer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a
game. Dinner tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolan-
da Torres memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

Lighted Boat Parade is planned
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then continue to the VFW and Butch's
Fish Camp. This year Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in joining the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782; or, Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-
CIS/PAL hosting skate contest
Communities In Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic league of
Okeechobee will host a skate contest at the Okeechobee Skate Park
on Dec. 17 beginning at noon. This event is sponsored by Maximum
Tanning. There will be trophies and prizes for the different age
groups. Contestants can register at Maximum Tanning or at the
skate park for $15 prior to event, or $20 on the day of event. Entries
will be accepted until 11 a.m. For information, call CIS/PAL at (863)

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annu-
al 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 Sher-
iff's Office, the'Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom
Elmore at (863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.

Eastern Star plans breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter # 128 of the Order of the Eastern Star will
host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8 until 11
a.m. for a donation of $5. The menu will include scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, ham, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, grits,
potato casserole, fruit, coffee and orange juice For information, con-
tact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Church hosting Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will present
their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. The pro-
gram, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written by Mosie Lister and
is a musical worshipping the Christ of Christmas. For information,
call (863) 763-6626.

Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live ani-
mals, booths and gifts fpr children. Santa will also be there. For
information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church to host Christmas cantata
The Peace Lutheran Church, 720 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold their
Christmas cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The choir,
under the direction of Dorcas Hirst, will present "A Great and Mighty
Wonder". This celebration of the Messiah's birth was written by
Tom Fettke. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck
beginning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and
northeast sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the south-
east section of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest
portion of the city.

Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys
is currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for chil-
dren between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are
turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Families
can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725. For
monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach.

Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are collect-
ing baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hurri-
canes. Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bottles, baby
wipes, baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection boxes at
local elementary schools and at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W 16th St., where people are asked to see Pat O'Con-
nor. Items will be collected through Dec. 30, and will be given to the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition for distribution.

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Expressing thanks
Grace Christian Church used this medium td thank the community for their support-dur-
ing a recent fundraiser for Grace Christian School.

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Sounds of the season
The eighth grade orchestra from Osceola Middle School entertained residents of Okee-
chobee Health and Rehabilitation Center with a concert of Christmas music on Wednes-
day, Dec. 7.

from the
By Rev. Duane Eatmon,
pastor of Treasure Island
Baptist Church
Much of Christmas' beauty is in
it sameness the same traditions,
the same meals, the same songs,
the sane story. Yet each Christ-
mas is a little different with a
freshness that can only be heard
by ears a year older. This year,
why not do something noticeably
different and. unexpected. The
following. thoughts came from
one of one my favorite authors,
Charles Swindoll, in his book,
"Growing Strong in the Season of
."Although it may be a little
ahead of schedule, it's not too
early to give some things away
this Christmas. Not just on Christ-
mas Day, but during the days
leading up to Dec. 25. We could
call these daily gifts, 'our Christ-
mas projects'. Maybe one per day
from now 'til-then. Here are thir-
ty-two suggestions. Take your
choice. Mend a quarrel. Seek
out a forgotten friend. Dismiss
suspicion. Write a long overdue
love note. Hug someone tightly
and whisper, 'I love you so'. For-
give an enemy. Be gentle and
patient with an angry person. -
Express appreciation. Gladden
the heart of a child. Find the
time to keep a promise. Make
or bake something for someone
else, anonymously. Release a
grudge. Listen. Speak kindly
to a stranger. Enter into anoth-
er's sorrow. Smile; laugh a little,
laugh a little more. Take a walk
with a friend. Kneel down aidd
pat a dog. Read a poem or two
to your mate or friend. Lessen
your demands on others. Play
some beautiful music during sup-
per. Apologize if you were
wrong. Talk together with the
television off. Treat someone to
an ice-cream-cream cone. Do
the dishes for the family. Pray
for someone who helped you
when you hurt. Fix breakfast for
someone on Saturday morning. -
Give a soft answer even though
you feel strongly. Encourage an
older person. Point out one
thing you appreciate most about
someone you work with or live
near. Offer to babyish for a
weary mother. Give your
teacher a break, be especially
Let's make Christmas one
long, extended gift to others, and
ourselves unselfishly, without
announcement, or obligation, or
reservation, or hypocrisy.
That is Christianity, isn't it?

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Sign of the season
This inflated Christmas tree, complete with brightly
wrapped packages, was seen in front of a business on
South Parrott Avenue.

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'Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98"' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165

First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
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Local Religion Briefs

Toys donations needed
Cowboys for Christ Hand and Hand Ministries is in need of toys
for Christmas to be given to children. Call Denna Scantland at (863)-
6,12-0640 and we will pick them up or you may deliver them.
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.
Church holding youth services
The North of Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold youth services every Wedpesday beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1066.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host
the musical/drama entitled "A Smokey, Mountain Christmas -
Change of Heart". The play will be presented Monday, Dec. 12, at
7:30 p.m. For information, call the church at (863) 763-4127.
Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The'Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play "A Holiday Carol" on.Thursday, Dec. 15. The first
performance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of stu-
dents from thp third through 12th grades.
Church hosting Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W.
32nd St., will present an outdoor musical event entitled "Wondrous
Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and again
on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Live nativity presented by church
,Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door drive through live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Church hosting Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W., choir will present
their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. The pro-
gram, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written by Mosie Lister and
is a musical worshipping the Christ of Christmas. For information,
call (863) 763-6626.

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Community Events

Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party designed to keep young peo-
ple out of trouble will be held at The Gathering, at the corner of Old Dixie
fHighway and Eagle Bay Road, from 6 p.m. until midnight. There will be
Free food, games, music and a car will be given away.
New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Community College Dixon-
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone with physical
education on their certification or other interested parties entitled. The
class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries IRCC reference
number 86771. The class will run for three consecutive weekends begin-
ning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be a three-credit class that will cover what to
look concerning sports injuries, the prevention of sports injuries and how
to protect yourself from potential lawsuits. For information, contact
Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.
Shared Services meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan.
13, in the Okeechobee County School Administration boardroom, 700
S.W Second Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call (863)
462-5000, ext.257.
Participants needed for MLK parade
The organizers of the Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Day Fr ade
on Jan. 16 are seeking participants in the form of floats, vehicles,
marchers and horseback riders. Those interested should call (863) 610
0973. Participants should line up the Douglas Brown Community Center
at 9:30 a.m.
Gospel pianist to be in concert
Gospel pianist Anthony Berger will be in concert at the First Baptist
Church, 410 S.W Fourth St., on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can
be purchased in advance at the church office until Jan 12. Tickets will
also be on sale at the door. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
Red Class offers training classes
SThe American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will be holding disaster
Straining classes each month, January through April. Each class will cover
different areas Red Cross disaster training. Interested parties can call the
office to register at (863)-763-2488. All classes are on Thursday evenings
from 6 until 9 p.m. and will be held at 323 North Parrott Ave. in Okee-
chobee. The class schedule is: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 28 and April 20.
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 continuous discounts
to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like to pur-
chase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at (863)
Toys donations needed 4
i Cowboys for Christ Hand and Hand Ministries is i et V for
Christmas to be given to children. Call Denna Scantland-at (867-612-
0640 and we will pick them up oryou may deliver them. -
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
2 partnership with the.community and local families in need, is looking for
volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Construc-
d tion experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Saturdays
and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work
on the following committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice,
family support and volunteer 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 Hurricane 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,
2 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
2 It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
SRevolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The contest
Sis 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 subject 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
Sthe New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Colum-
bus 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
SMartha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
Sat their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.
SSalvation Army needs bell ringers
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its bell ringers pro-
Sgram. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour or one day,
2 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 Sal-
2 vation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas season.
SFarmer'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.
Church holding youth services
SThe North of Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W 30th Terrace,
will hold youth services every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. There will
be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For information, call (863)
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
SThe Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales

- every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from the sales
"help support activities for the children. Usable dofo n s are always
accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For informa-
tion, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
,Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit in
Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cad*The
Three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emer y se o-
-space education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadetswork
side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becom-
ing a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neillathe OkQe bee
SEmergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
'Tis the season
This illuminated manger scene Was located in a yard in
the southwest part of Okeechobee.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days
and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture
of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Com-
merce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee" which sells for $4.
Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. I of the 2005-06 school
year. Parents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflori-
da.org; or, they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for
a paper copy of the registration.
County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,.
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.
until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Semi-
nole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy,
S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language,
Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children
were helped. The families faced a great-deal of destruction during
the hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and
toys because the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy
winds. The council also received funds from an anonymous donor
and Seminole Elementary School donated a check that they
received from children in Minnesota. The additional monies grant-
ed several families assistance after the original funds were depleted.
Thanks to all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
chobee. Other families who still requested assistance were referred
to the Red Cross.,
School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligi process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based
and Head Start. You may also get information at this number regard-
ing just what early learning programs are available *Okeechobee
County. Many children are currently being enrolled in school readi-
ness programs.
Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of yo -children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resou enter, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family |r, birth to 8
months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 ffonths terrific
twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.

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18.95 beautiful acres in the NE section. Call Just set on lot, 2005 DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, con- This approx. 1/2 acre lot would make a
Joe to see this acreage. Asking only create patio, n nice corner great site for your new home Priced at
$652,050. lot. Close to tor pAR e.K T enjoyable liv- $34,000.
ing for only $115,000! Call Jonathan 634-
Seven multi family lots zoned RG. These North of town, just off Hwy. 68. Asking
lots are on the east side of town. Very desir- CLOSE TO TOWN $600,000. Call Pat 561-644-5418.
able location. Great opportunity for the Beautiful 3/2 home with fireplace, nice
investor Call Elbert at 863-634-7460 for kitchen and family room, 2 car garage, 2 JUST LISTED
additional information on these lots. Very large oak trees on a 100x141 lot. Sprinkler Building lots, 2 lots side by side. Orange
few of these left. Great Investment at system in place. Has vanety of young fruit Blossom Estates. Asking $35,000 Each.
$865,000. trees. Large driveway. Asking $265,000.



Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz 467-2930 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Dick Scott 357-0020 Jerry Patent 763-1616
Vicki & Perry Green 467-6516 or 61.00962 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317

Completely Remodeled, 3/2 CBS Home in
Blue Heron Golf Club. Custom Crown Molding
Throughout, Open Concept, Vaulted Ceilings,
Ceramic Tile Floors Throughout. Screened In
Patio on Back Overlooking the Private Lake
and Golf Course. Much, Much More. Asking
$319,000 (#89829)

Lovely 3/2 Two-Story Home on Two 80x105
Lots, Located Just Three Miles From Townl
Large Family/Game Room, Open Concept
Living & Dining Room. Island and Breakfast
Area In Kitchen w/Pass Through Window.
Bedrooms located upstairs. Beautiful Oaks and
Scattered Pines. Some Renovations Needed.
Asking $250,000, Bring Offers. (#89708)

u-se,. Located in Highland Co. Just 15?,'- mm. rrom Sebring or Lake Placid The pos-
sibility of dividing this property into 5, 10 or 20 acre Ranchettes is favorable as it bor-
ders a paved Rd. The property is currently being used as a profitable tree farm with a
recently renovated 3/2 owners home, an office and large workshop for equipment
repair. Property has irrigation wells & systems including drainage & a central man
made lake. Motivated sellers, all reasonable offers will be considered. MLS #89988
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker

rare.., find! Trailer #1 has 2 bdrms/1 bath; #2 EVERYTHING ON 2 WATERFRONT
has 2 bdrms/1.5 baths! Not currently rented, LOTS! Gated covered boatramp, 2 sheds,
but subject to change with such high detached patio, seawalled, fenced, lots of
demand! Located #5 Lissie Ln. Cal Jerry for shady oaks! Delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath dou-
arpt' ASKING $149,500! h.., ;. .dah, n;..- ,. h.,,$ 243t0n .fl

OAKSI! Nice 1/1 park model trailer plus ele- FRONT LOTI Full 4 bdrm/2 bath with fami-
vated patio, office, front pbrchl Nicely fur- ly & living rooms! Dock and seawall on "cor-
nished! Remodeled kitchen! Boat dock at ner" lot in Buckhead Ridge! IF ONLY NEW
backyard! Lots of extras! $180,000 BUYS IT WILL DO FOR YOU, LOOK TODAY!
NOW! :$240,0001
#89022 LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT @ 96 Linda Road in BHR!
#89897-98-90029: VIKING LOTS! on NW 286th Street. $40,000 to $65,000

"YOUR RESIDENTIAL EXPERT" 3126 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-8222 oPEN ATURDAY A.M.- 3 P.
prefprop@okeechobee.com www.preferredpropertiesofokeechobee.com
: a. .. .. .. .B -Mn6*r Stephic our.e
F/TAssoeffs.:Ir af Ana Wltford 634-731l Barbara Ash 634-3652 Barbara McClkam 634-7547 .Curck Giflrsple 697-1451 Billy Pit fr634-0516
lqVhan Rusasell 6 4-363 '* Barbra Coleman 484-0248 Pam MAfoby 467-8769 Jerri Hilt 04-6796 Walfer Mackin 634-9783 Richard Davis 634-3175
SKaredn Mctmamn -5949 Raobert 'oH BrAta 487-5336 Sheryl Byrd 634-d572 Tram Wewegr 610-4434
-. lolitt mGohi0-S12 Ksvin Fost564-3-803. Sandra Wahilsoint 484-4229 Martii Bar 634-1229
a 1-1sid -.. -:: UJ M aket,

This real nice 3Bdi2Ba mobile with rTotall' remodeled! Net paint. maple cab,-
detached 2 car garage. hurricane panels, This %ery nice and clean DWIMH its on the nets, sood floors, tongue and groove ceil. Sweel 3Bdi/ Ba with fenced \ard in Oak
metal roof-over, wood deck with handicap water in BHR with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. ings, the list goes onl Large master bedroom Park area. This would make a great
ramp, garden tub and shower in master, Lots of storage space Must see, call Barbara with 3 additional bedrooms and 2 bathsl starter home for any family or possible
and cathedral ceilings. Call for more info. Coleman for more details. $115,000. Very neat and clean! Priced to sell! $175,000. rental investment! Take a look before it's
$149,000. (#90277) (#88737) (#90226) gone! $155,000. (#90224)

LOCATION FOR UNDER $200,000! Just off detached garage/shop, all on almost an acre in
Taylor Creek on 30th Street one of our very Dixie Ranch Acres! Immaculate block house
best spots! Sold for lot value, but includes includes Florida room, laundry, central vac!
cust 2/2 trailer with Florida room, dock, car- Delightfully landscaped! A little bit of "coun-
port, utility rm., water & sewer! $184,900! try" just 7 mi. NW of town! $295,000.

#89751 FULL 3/2 ... WITH SPACE.. ON 2 #89840 5 BEDROOMS 3.5 BATHS
1982 doublewide with living room, family Loaded with features: Living rm, family rm.,
room, and Florida room/patio addition! Fla. rm., scm. patio, master suite w/garden
Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2 sheds! Compare! tub & shower, dual-zoned a/c, lots of Fla.
$114,500! TALKS AT JUST $197,0001
* NEW LISTING! House on Rim Canal! $298,000 FIRM!
* NEW LISTINGI Waterfront concrete house in Isles. $227,000.
* 11+ ACRES! Lot #1 @ OK Acres is back on market, NE 80th Ave. $300,0001 Seller Financed!
*.10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave. $253,000! Seller Financed!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWNI Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000! Seller Financed!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17@ OK ACRES directly on NE 80thAve.
$253,000 EACH! Seller Financedl
* 11+ ACRES! Lot #1@OK ACRES is back on market NE 80th Ave. $300,000! Seller Financed!
* t8986110 OF THE PRETTIEIST ACRES YOU CAN'T DO NOTHIN' WITH! Good for investing or-picknicking in
,Coach Haven. Can't permit for building or residency due to poor road. ASKING JUST $120,000! ALL CASH OFFERS
S4.5+ ACRES ON BUCKHEAD RIM CANALI Ask Don for details! Residential! $575,0001
* OVER 45 ACRES FRONTING ON HWY. 78 WEST! 3 parcels total! Cleared! May be partially divided! $555,000.



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

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





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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 10, 2005


SL^ 9 Hazellief & Prevatt
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.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
C LQQKING FOR LISTINGS! Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

Acreage Commercial Residential
4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219 ..
^ Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cell 634-5588 pgoolsbyrealty@netscape.net 1t1 -', -
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634-8676 kathynlancaster@netscape.net iJ
.... '"r a--- u| i i,.....wTreasure Island 5001-H: 3Bd/2Ba house on Kissimme,

30031-H: Treasure Island 3Bnd/2a brick River with lake access, in ground hated
home, split floor plan, plus Florida room, pool has solar cover, Perfect Pools main-
waterfront, lake access lot, seawall, boat- tains each week, insulated ceiling in garage
house, wood deck, fruit trees and more. with workshop, concrete circular drive, and
.....-.-. e. -. .(#90111) lots of oak cabinets in kitchen. (#89561)
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FORT DRIM $350,000
2/5 acre parcesl for a total of 10 acres. Seller will sell
as only a package. Property very private, fenced,
several structures on property. Great for the horse
lover. (#90219) .

4. .

1981 SWMH on 5.090 acres in Lake Montaza
Estates, 3Bd/2Ba. Home is a "fixer upper", has
some hurricane damage. Sold-"As Is". Seller lives
in home weekends. Fenced with gate. (#90102)

Lake accee-.s watertront within '5 mnirLUte- t1 BFHR
locks. 2Bd.' IBa. I cmr carport oa.il, kjti,ihecr, .itj-
nets. boathouse %% ell: ltt t. Ig r,-,:', mn boar-
hou;e. ti-h dleanmrig inrk lajnAr rn, s.ink 2
retrigerator. 211004 A. C fturni_.hed if$'i',l,'_ii

Waterfront lake access within sight of BHR
locks. Comer lot, boathouse with electric lift,
den for fish tales, wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen
porches, carport 2005, sprinkler system, new
metal roof 2005. (#89699)

Lot 39, new development. Homes only Residential lot,
deared ready to build will need some fill for home-
ite Outilt ing high J niem.ind ,ir.:i Eui r re- ,,:,-,,bi.ilirt
to check with Countm for deEdc re-triLc nol n A.kij'ng
buyer to pay Doc -,tarmrp& tile 1 1iQ),lS

Lake access waterfront lot, mobile home has been
removed. Ready to build or install mobile home.
Utilities Buyer responsibility. (#90064)


T REI A S L,'RrI I;LNID R[fLhiCF~I )11- 1h

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River Acres 5013-M: Fishing and hunting delight. This one
5005-M: 3Bd/2Ba MH, 1994, 24000 sq. ft. has it all! Minutes from Lake Okeechobee, large
airplace hanger, enclosed property 3Bd/2Ba DWMH, large screened room overlook-
appraiser says dwelling is converted ing water, full length screened carport, two
mobile home. Located in River Acres. sheds/workshop, seawall, 2 boat lifts, paved
$210,000. (#90097) drive, living room & family room. (#89888)

* 48+/- acres with home located in Dark Land also available: Sunset Strip Pk,
Hammock. (#89329) Okeechobee Gardens, Basswood &
* Great Deal! 2.50+/- acres Viking. Both for Conners Gables.
$25,000. (#90141) (2) 2 acre parcesi, R-Bar Estates. (#89964
DaidHazeBiel8IBII -8B1aliHfwi 6-1010 Sao Pivtt836,476


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2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been
landscaped with Florida trees and plants.

New subdivision (Near North Lake Estates) 1/2
acre. hdmes only neighborhood. Cleared, checkwith
l-'Uunrir EBId,: ; Zopinm f'i D.:ed Restrictions; (will
r,-d till tur hI',mn-'aCIt PT-que-t buyer to:.pay. Doc..
stamps & Title. ,'" 11 ,i


VIKING $25,000
1.250 acres on NW 240 Street. Home or
mobile home, near the State Preserve.
Buyer responsibility to do Feasibility
Study, contact D.E.P. or S.F. W.M. for
wetland determination. (#89588)

VIKING $40,000
1.250 acres great area for mobile
home or conventional home. Near
State Preserve. Buyer should contact
D.E.P. or S.F.W.M. for wetland deter-
mination, Feasibility study buyer
responsibility. All. offers considered.

VIKING $37,990
1.250 acres. Buyer responsibility to
ii-pI'- ,it t>i %,,4 ,.., Seller m motivated.
Call Iathy ,"4-.>,76. (#89476)

"NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not guaranteed.

1804 S. Parrott Ave.
(863) 357-4622

HOME 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an
This home has poured concrete open floor plan. New appliances
walls and roof. Home is like new, with stainless steel refrigerator.
ready to move in! Nice size kitchen Home is built well, no damage dur-
with a Island. Located in Palm ing Hurricane. Great location and an
Village a Active Retirement easy commute. Access to Lake
Community. $189,900. Okeechobee. $119,500.
S Bld. IBa B 5th wheel is fully furnished,
S attach:bd Fla room doubles living space.
s j T.o carporn garden storage, screened
A AFOR porch 1$55 :-'":.
lEBd IBa P rk model home, fully fur-
Srujhd a tajched Fla. room, large carport,
FORT DRUM shed for storage. $61,500.
New DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba includes LOTS FOR SALE
alk in closet, garden tub, fireplace, 0BasswoodLot on 33rd Ave. $40K.
v eting lsewg. rea utiu, ip FPalm Village Lot on lth Way. $40K.
everything is new. Beautifulwood FortDrum (10 acres): beautiful lot on
vinyl floors throughout. Looking for ,cul-de-sac, this lot remained dry during
country living this is it. Easy access hurricane. $320K.
to turnpike. $125,000. Many Viking lots to choose from.

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William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
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S' Sharon Johnson 634-.6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6076
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Toll Free 888-874-2945
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i, Oke E taies Be Suihiullv u y d ie and up ,r ,.
ed 2000+SF 3.2 Twc. icreer, por.:nes ain A'C
Large gueS. r,,onuden ri horime onice. Pisltne
detailing, amazing kitchen, enchanting landscap-
ringi 1349 000 i# )9 Call Lr.ri .34-145-

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ble garage, in-ground pool, 2300 SF on .5
acres #19A,1220.000 Cali Eil 634.677

311 N.E. 2nd St.
(behind Regions Bank next to State Farm Ins.)

IMPRESSIVE 3/2 DWMH. 14x36 screen room,
SUPERB covered dock,sinks, cable TV, boat hoist,
seawall. Storm shutters, country kitchen, massive LR,
Incredible M-suite w/sitting room. Indoor/outdoor living
at it's BESTI #221 '$249,900 Call Lori 634-1457

STORAGE/SALES, 13 RV rental sites, storage for
35-45 units, 2/2 decked DWMH, 30x50 polebarn
w/concrete floor, owned park model and MORE
$1,500,000.Call Jdri 863-634-6056

PRIME INVESTMENT PROPERTY On Parrott Ave.Total of 8 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES waterfront homesite on 291h St. Older
contiguous city lots, 1.3 acres. Currently 3 rentals and 1 busi- MH wladditions. Renovation possibilities galore Deep canal -
ness. Zoned light commercial. Will not separate. $1,290,000 near creek. A honey of a buyl $135,000 #208 Call Lod 634-
#306 Call Loid 634-1457. 1457.
fenced, 3/2 Redman DWMH. in Okee Little Farms. #89518 Kings Bay). 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautiful pond borders
$197,500 Call Jeri 634-6056. back side. Perfect location for strip mall or apartments. #105
3/2 DWMH on nice 1/2 acre homesite. Open floor pldn with $595,000 Call Lorid 634-1457.
great master bed and bath Large Storage shed. Asking CORNER LOT IN BASSWOOD on 36 St. and 29 Ave. Perfect
150,000 Call Sharon 634-6241. site for your new home. $40,000 #126 Call Lorid 634-1457.



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

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have. .
e7 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
7 Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.

* Competitive Rates
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* Commercial
* Title Insurance
* Closings .'
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10 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 10, 2005

Get jewelry appraised before purchasing as gift

of us don't buy jewelry often, so
the thought of buying an expen-
sive diamond or strand of pearls
brings the fear of getting ripped
off. Don't be deterred the
American Society of Appraisers
(ASA) offers pointers to take the
sting out of a pricey holiday jewel-
ry purchase by helping con-
sumers make a good investment.
A lot of people are nervous that
they are paying too much when
they buy jewelry and they have no
way to tell what something should
cost, said Master. Gemologist

Appraiser Eric Shelton, ASA.
"By having the jewelry
appraised by an accredited, inde-
pendent appraiser, you can feel
confident that you know the exact
quality of jewelry and whether
you are getting a good deal," he
Always have a diamond or
gem stone appraised. Many rep-
utable jewelers will either let you
bring an appraiser into the store,
or let you borrow the jewels to
take them to an appraiser. Some
require that you purchase the item
and then allow you a period in

which you can have it appraised
and return it for a full refund if it
doesn't meet your expectations.
Reputable internet dealers will
even send you or the appraiser the
jewelry so that you can have it
appraised before you purchase it.
Make sure you hire an accredit-
ed, independent appraiser who
has no stake in the sale of the jew-
Choose an accredited apprais-
er with professional credentials.
Choose an appraiser who is an
accredited member of a nationally.
recognized appraisal organiza-

tion, such as the American Society
of Appraisers, as well as a Gradu-
ate Gemologist of the Gemologi-
cal Institute of America (GIA) or
the Gemological Association of
Great Britain (FGA).
Ask about an. appraiser's cre-
dentials and make sure they are
still active. The appraisal should
be done for a set fee, not for a per-
centage of the value of the proper-
ty that's unethical.
To find an ASA-accredited gems
and jewelry appraiser in your area,
visit www.appraisers.org or call
(800) ASA-VALU.
Don't buy an expensive dia-

mond or colored gemstone that
doesn't have a report from a
major lab attesting to its authen-
ticity. Most expensive stones are
sold with a report noting the
quality of a stone, and whether it
has been treated to improve its
appearance or not.
For diamonds, the Gemologi-
cal Institute of America (GIA) and
the American Gem Society (AGS)
provide such documents. For col-
ored gemstones, the American
Gem Trade Association lab (GTC)
is the report to look for. If the
stone you are considering does
not have such a report, talk to

your appraiser. He or she can
help you get one, or advise you
on alternatives.
"When making a fine jewelry
purchase, make sure you under-
stand the return policy, have a
thorough description of the item
written on your receipt and get it
appraised right away," said Mar-
tin Fuller, ASA, a master gemolo-
gist appraiser. "An appraisal at the
time of purchase will give you
confidence and peace of mind, as
well as a document useful for
insurance purposes. It will be of
great value if the item is ever lost,
damaged or if you want to sell it."

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Angel display
Living Word of Faith Fellowship, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., once again presents their holiday
display of angels. It took Rev. Lee Minton and Yvonne Price four days to set up this
year's display of 67 angels. The display will be open to the public seven days a week
from Dec. 12 through Jan. 1. The hours are 4 until 7 p.m. daily, except for Tuesday and
Sunday. Tuesday hours are 4 until 6:30 p.m. On Sundays, the display can be seen
between 2 and 6 p.m. People are invited to come and bring their cameras.

Holiday Events

Bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army is looking
for volunteerss 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 Gard-
neY at (863) 357-0427. The bell
ringer program is the Salvation
Army's basic fundraising program
during the Christmas season.
Hospice 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 informa-
tion or to donate to the event, call
Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
Santa Claus to visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler
Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will
also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19,
.20, 21, 22, 23 and 24'from 6 until 8
p.m. His visits are sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
festival planned
The annual Christmas festival
sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
x\ill be held Dec. 10 in Flagler
Park. Vendor applications are
available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parroti Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-

Christmas parade
This year's Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in
downtown Okeechobee on Dec.
10, beginning at dusk. Applications
are available at the Chamber office,
55 S. Parrott Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at, (863) 763-
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall
Park on'Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 15. He
\ill be in the park from 6 until 8
p.m. Goody bags will be given to all
the children. Pictures with Santa
Claus will cost $1.
Grace Christian play
The Grace Christian School
Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play 'A Holiday
Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The
first performance will be at 8 a.m.,
and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances
are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel.
The cast will be made up of stu-
dents from the third through 12th
Community Choir
The Okeechobee Community
Choir, under the direction of Sandy,
Perry, will presents its seventh
annual Christmas cantata at the
First United Methodist Church, 200)
N.W. Second St. Performances will
be Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and

17, at 7 pm A Sunday, Dec. 18, per-
formance will begin at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. For information,
call (863) 634-7714.
Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music
and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W
32nd St., will present an outdoor
musical event entitled "Wondrous
Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Fri-
day, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and again on
Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1699.
Live nativity
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door drive through live nativity on
Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until 8:30
p.m. For information, call (863)
Lighted boat parade
The annual lighted boat parade
sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday,
Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The
parade \will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then
continue to the VFW and Butch's
Fish Camp. This year Butch's Red-
neck Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in join-
ing the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer'at (863) 467-4782; or,
Terry Burroughs at (863.) 697-6325.
Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist ChUrch,
24050 S.R. 70 W., choir will pres-
ent their Christmas cantata on

Santa's elves have nothing over on the Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#2528 as they donated their time and money to provide Christmas gifts for residents at
the Okeechobee Health Care Facility (OHCF). Auxiliary volunteers include (front table,
from left) Judy Crank; Phyllis Fish, president; June Young, organizer; Vivian Stangler;
and, Mae Edwards. Other donations came from VFW members, the VFW Men's Club and
the Taylor Creek Bass Club. Some gifts were purchased, others were made, including lap
robes. The gifts will be presented to OHCF residents on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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information, call (863) 763-
Christmas Around
the World
The annual Christmas
Around the World celebration
will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, at
the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., from
.5 until 7 pm. There will be a live
nativity pageant, live animals,
booths and gifts for children.
Santa will also be there. For
information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 9,
through Thursday, Dec. 15, are as
Theatre I "Chronicles of Nar-
nia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7,
and 9:25 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at '
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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 information, call (863) 763-


Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice.at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E.'Fourth St.
Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant women
are encouraged to attend the
classes. For information or to reg-
ister for this informative class, call
the Healthy Start office at (863)
462-5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.
Entries Wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tary of the board at (863) 634-7311
or (863) 763-8222.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
'County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty,.306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste.Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)'
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you. saved a life today?
Volunteer as an. American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people. in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

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Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
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Training will be provided
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We offer good pay, re-
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reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
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mm 184 FL. Turnpike

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Good pay & working conditions, greatbenefits and
401 K plan available. Request appl. at Blue Goose
Growers, 16050 W Orange Ave, Ft. Pierce, call
(772)461-3020, Ext. 101, or fax resume to:

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

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car and provide excellent
service to our customers

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
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Lykes Citrus Management has an opening for a full time Grove
Irrigation/Drainage Operator at its Brighton Grove. Duties in-
clude operating and maintaining irrigation and drainage sys-
tems. Conduct i, iii)g3ti:rn and chemigation applications in
addition to other tasks.
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate opening
for a maintenance service mechanic at the Brighton Grove lo-
cation. Successful candidates should possess experience in
the performance of basic equipment maintenance requirements
including checking fluid levels, changing oil, making minor re-
pairs and assistant the mechanics in the shop.
Lykes Citrus Management has an opening for mechanic at their
Brighton Grove Shop. Duties include diagnosing, repairing, and
maintaining Company vehicles, tractors, and equipment. Need
some experience in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air
conditioning and automotive electrical. Welding and fabrication
experience is a plus, but not required.
If interested, please apply in person at Brighton Corner off 70
and 721 (106 SW County 721, Okeechobee, FL).
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits and paid holidays.
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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aware of the charges. There-
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of your area, use caution.

Your new car could be in
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

AGeelralCm ontrcien

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
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7 Days A Week. 1T

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassuware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 6-5
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
mobile home, $500
AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.

of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8050
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620

REFRIGERATOR- Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
gas range, refrigerator freeze
top, must sell all $350
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 10, 2005

WASHER, Kenmore, White,
Used. Heavy duty. Excellent
condition. $200.
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both

Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
10th YS Ad in Caloosa Belle

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

For Store Front w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.

Frog, incl. cartridges & work-
sheets, like new, $30.

w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available

Peace Dollars in circulated
cond. from '22-'24. $300 will
sep. mpljam(a)myway.com

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358

COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981

QUILT- Pink Ribb6n Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).
Hand made 48"x74", $200.

for this

off white, for sliding or dbl
doors $40 (863)763-4098

24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $500 863-467-7659
BED, Full size. Complete, Mat-
tress, Boxspring, Frame &
Headboard. Like new. $100.
or best offer. 863-357-6703
BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-2094 Jennifer.
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
tion $300 for all will sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
BUNK BED wood and metal,
top twin, bottom futon sized,
not used much. $150.
CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
COUCH & LOVESEAT. with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
like new, $300 or best offer.
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
DESK Large, great for com-
puter. Solid wood. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-1777
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 or best offer
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
Glass front. Holds 27" TV.
$75. (863)801-3412
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
Queen size, With foundation,
Like new $10ob.
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
'SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
SOFA Like new. Paid $10100
only asking $400

SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching,
74" long, extra slip covers, full-
size mattress covrd'w/plastic
$200 will sep(863)763-0691
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Alien,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
. (863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
-50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
$200. (863)763-8943 ask
for Tracy

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, 2002,
Elec., Reconditioned. New bat-
teries/charger, top/windshield.
$2450. neg. (863)675-1472

gauge w/choke tubes, and
-aluminum carrying case
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex-
cellent condition $125. Cell
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822

5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
all digital, brand new, $50
TREADMILL Pro-Folm 350s
Cross Trainer w/weights.
Like' new $200
TREADMILL, Weslo Cadence
840, electronic, w/digital
readout, exc. cond., $150
neg. (863)357-1082

all cars, calling all cars-be on the lookout
do-it-yourself pedal-powered police cruiser.

Designed for kids aged four to seven, the project fea-
tures a working steering mechanism, smooth pedal
power and a realistic black-and-white paint job, com-
plete with light bar.
The police pedal car measures 42 inches long by
24 inches wide.

Police Pedal Car plan (No. 895)... $9.95
Pedal Cars Package (No. C143)
Three projects incl. 895 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects).. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:'

Please be sure to
include your name,

WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80

TABLE LAMP- built in, shade
is taupe velour, $35

$500 (863)634-9536 or
condition. With cover. $400

BOOST MOBILE 1215 Charger
$10 and $10 for Boost Mo-
bile case (863)467-0826
BOOST MOBILE 1215 sim card
(2) needs minutes $25 for
both, $15 each
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
1355, new In box, with .boost
sim card, $125.
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Shore jacks $20, scroll
saw $30 (863)675-2992

DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
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.
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859

ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
W/large cage
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
$100 each. Call Debbie
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539

male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
CAT. LEOP. & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1093
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
DOG KENNEL, 6x10x6, like
new, $100. (863)634-2998
holds 29 gallon tank w/stor-
age $10 (863)763-4098
old male, 4 yr. old female.
$50 each (863)763-8318/
APR, Registered. Full blood-
ed. 4 1/2 yrs old. Great
w/kids $350 863-697-8308
white paint; asking $400
NEED to sell all variety' breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each. (863)674-0156
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
SHIH-TZU, female, 2/ yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.
LaBelle area.

camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25

base & faucet. New. $100
Shower Stlall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base; Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
Newl $450. (937)418-7005

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

Commercial Grade, Leather,
w/new motor & table, $300.

left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiver,arrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.

case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
new but old vacuum $50 will
separate (863)763-7989

Rand, Commercial, $500
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR- 2500 watt,
Used one time. $300. or best
'offer. (863)610-1000
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer..(863)241-1793
GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551

$75 (863)674-0539.


WANTED: DOOR: 36" for Flori-
da Room. Prefer brown.
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton,'J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 '

- 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.

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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TRACTOR- Ford diesel, w/at-
tachments $4500

jumper $700 or best offer.
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook, loves trails $2500.

LAWN MOWER Murray 12.5
hp, 40" deck, runs good,
Balloon Tires. $275.
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng, $275. See Dec
10th YS Ad Caloosa Belle
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment

GOATS For sale $75


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

OKEECHOBEE-In the country
Furn., 1br,1ba, on the river,
dock, all util furn, newly
renovated, $800/mo
(863)634-5864 v msg

furnished, 1 br, 1 ba, w/boat
house & sun deck.
$900/mth. (863)357-0664
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1100.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to move in
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.

OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Newly Renrovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy

E. OKEE Hwy 70. Clean prof.
male seeks same to share 3br,
2ba M/H. $500 mo all util.
incl. Call 4 info(772)349.-8637
ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
kitchen/bathroom. $87,500.
Must see!(863)357-0348
CBS Home: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
*Close to school & town.
$185,500. Call for appoint-
ment. 941-232-6346
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
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages

Complete Double Section,
Setup &A/C.
From $45,000

2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/2 Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077,
New 4 Bed/2/2 Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
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

4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451

Five Acres, small pond, land
cleared, Lake Okeechobee
area, pad for house in place,
$160,000. (561)346-1682
MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends

RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
2 hangers & 1 mobile home.
River access. 4K ft lighted
stdp. $189K (561)756-4586.

Sat. Dec. 10th, lOam-4pm
1423 SW 18th Terr. Okee.
3br/2ba, Det. Efficiency, Pool
Financing Available

WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Vicinity 772-465-4489

Mobile Homes

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

Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. .Yu
move. (863)467-4808
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,-
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda

Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
SKYLINE- 93, 4BR, 2BA, Very
Clean, 14x66 $8000 You move
Call Ann 561-261-0775 or

Recreation i

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30(30
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.

Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228
Don't Miss

This One
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8700. (863)763-0944
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340

MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
24', with 2005 trailer, loaded,
refurbished, exc. cond.,
$6500. (239)823-1247
PONTOON BOAT '02, 22',
60h/p Yamaha, 4 stroke, .tan-
dem trailer & trolling motor
$11,500 (863)467-0284
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK-, 17', top design,
Good condition. $600.
V BOTTOM BOAT 1948, 12
Ft., Aluminum. Very good con-
dition. $300. 863-824-0801

DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500

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
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.

1985 25ft, sleeps 6, excel-
lent condition includes hitch,
$3500 (239)728-5602
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room', lot
rent, $140, $4000.

SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.

does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
auto pilot $150 941-255-2195

AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.

FISHING BOAT- 85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
HARLEY- Road King, '06, Lots
of extras $22,000.
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Idds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700

good condition, $2500
GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
new, asking $125
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2900 Firm.
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111

Automobiles |

Automobiles 4005

Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7 pm
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161

battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
Convertible. Black w/black top.
New A/C & Brakes. $2800 or
best offer. (863)801-1363
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs.great
$2500 w/rims (863)983-7876
Really good, reliable 'transpor-
tation. $2500 or best offer.
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
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
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
white, $2000 or best offer
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500

CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500

CHEVY BLAZER, '89, $1,000.

GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.

3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100 (863)634-1479
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856

CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
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
ood. Clean w/topper.
1400. (863)467-9288
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827

CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.

CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good. New tires. $900.

RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
Good condition. $1995.

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and Interesting person. No
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are more successful

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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS
2 dr, automatic. alloys, 96k miles. ,;;: .... $2,495
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom
4 dr V6, auto, pwr windowslocks extra clean 2,995
1991 Toyota Previa LE
Automatic. 7 passenger, one owner '2,995
1997 Toyota Tercel
2 dr, automatic, spoiler, great on gas.... 2,995
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
2 4L, 5 speed, power w,!. cd, great on gas 3. ,495
1994 Mazda 2300 Pickup
Regular cab, automatic, air, 55k miles. .$3,995
12000 Hyundai Accent GL
4 dr, 1 5L. automatic, air, stereo, great on gas. -J" 4,495
2001 Kia Sephia
Automatic, air ..' .. $4,595
1996 Saturn SL2
4 dr. 1.9L, auto, power w/l, cass. great on gas $, 4,995
< : .. ...........

1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited
4 ar. V8, leather. 85k miles '.; .. ...... 5,995
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE
4 dr, 1.8L. auto, power w'l, cass. great on gas. $5,995
1999 Volkswagen Beetle
2 dr. 2 OL. 5 spd. pwr wil. alloys, great on gas $5,995
1995 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Leather, automatic, one owner 571 miles. .. .$5,995
2003 Kia Spectra
4 dr. automatic, factory warranty .... $6,995
2000 Mercury Cougar
5 speed 'i. .... . ....... 6 ,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
White, 43k miles. ,.. 6,995
2003 Kia Spectra
4 dr. 1 8L. auto. pwr windows. stereo. 34k mi $7,995
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
5 speed, great condition. 68k miles. 0. ...... $8,995
2001 Dodge Stratus SE
2 dr. V6, auto, power windows/locks, sunroof .:' 8,995
2002 Saturn SL2
4 dr, 1.9L. automatic, sunroof, 19k miles .t! 8,995
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr. automatic, full power. r ....... 9,495
2000 Nissan Altima
Low miles. ."h ............. .... 8,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Automatic, factory warranty. '": . .. $9,995
2001 Buick LeSabre
White leather, blue top, one owner. $9,995
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis
Blue/grey leather, extra clean. 4 dr. V8 $_'\. .. 9,995
1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
4 door, V8. auto, leather. extra clean. ... .. $9,995
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr. automatic, power w/I. cd' 33k miles. .... $9,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr. 2 OL, automatic, sunroof, spoiler. 40k mi. .$ $9,995
2001 Mercury Sable LS
Premium. ;,' .... ....... ... .... $10,995
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL
4 dr. automatic. 63k miles. "M ......... .. $10,995
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon,,
Low miles, great value i. ... ....... 11,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium, 15k miles. ... .......... 12,995
2001 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr. V6, tan, tan Ithr, pwr pack, only 38k mi Irn $12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Save ssss. i ................ 13,995
2000 Audi S4 Wagon
Priced to sell, grey. charcoal leather. Li_.4 .. 13,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Navy blue, grey leather, like new,'25k mi. ;i: $14,995
2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon
LOW miles. very clean. .... .. 14,995
2003 Mazda Protege
5 dr. automatic. ;MV .. ........ $15,995

2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Moonrool. warranty .. .. $15,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6 auto leather. sunrool 23k miles 17,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Wnile w tan top, super value '1.. 18,995
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo Ltd
Sunroof, leather, loaded 6k miles .$19,995
2005 Mazda6 Station Wagon
Silver. 20k miles .. 21,995

2003 Mazda Tribute DX
5 speed. tactory warranty 25k. miles
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT
2 dr, automatic .. ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT
V6 auto pwr windowslocks cd. 48k mi.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6. auto. power windows,:locks, 10k mi
2003 Ford Escape XLT
V6. automatic, leather, 30k miles.
2004 Mazda Tribute
V6 aulomnatic, power wil, cd. 36k miles.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS
4 or. V6, auto, leather sunroof, 23k miles.
2005 Nissan Murano SL
Power windows.locks. (d & more 29k mni
2003 Toyota Sequoia Ltd
Leather, all power. 41. miles. '


2003 Kia Spectra
4 dr, autornatic, factory warranty. MH ........ V
2000 Mercury Cougar
5 speecl. M H .. .. .. .. .. .
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr, automatic, full pwer MH ..............
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Automatic. factory warranty. WK ............
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr. autornatic. power w/1. cd, 33k miles. MH
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT
2 dr, autom atic. M H ......................
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L. auto, pwr w/l, cd, 38k miles. N .........
2003 Ford Escape XLT -
VUTaLRU, PWI WHILIMS71ocks cd, 48k mi. MH .$A1
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Moonroof, warranty. MH ......

2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Low miles .. .. ...
2004 Nissan Murano SL
Pwr windows'lock.s cd alloy wheels 22k
2003 Toyota Sequoia
Low miles, sunroof, garaged, sunroof.
2003 Volvo XC90
Certified 6 yr/i5k mi, 7 passenger ..


1999 Mercury Villager Estate Van
V6. auto. power w.'l cassette, 7 passenger.: '.
1999 Chevrolet 2500 LS
Long bed. V8, automatic, 63k miles... '.' .
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4x4
V8, auto. power wjndows'locks, cassette :,"
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT
Silver, 20k miles. . .
2005 Ford F150 Super Cab
V6, automatic bedliner, toolbo,. 8k-miles
2004 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SE
Automatic, V6. 39k miles ..5 .. .. ....


2005 Ford F150 Ext Cab
4.2L automatic. ST, p. cd 10k mi
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4
Auto. soft top 6 cyl. e'.tra clean. 8900 m,
2005 Ford F150 XL
Automatic. like new, 8k miles.
2004 Nissan Quest
Loaded. 28k miles .
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
31k miles.

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Black. 5 speed .
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
v6. automatic leaner, loaded.
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1 8L. auto, pwr windows/locks. ,:d. 38k rmi.
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1 8L. automatic power wil. cd. 44k miles
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6. automatic, leather factory warranty. :.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS
3 dr. V6 5 spa, sunroof leather. 23k miles.
2003 Ford Mustang, Convertible
V6. automrralic, leather,. 33k mile; .
2002 Pontiac Trans Am
5 7L. T-tops. automatic, must see 16k mi
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Turbo,. ulomatic. leather., 15k miles. '


$11, 995
. 14,995


1996 Lincoln Mark VIII
2 dr, VS, reditan leather, e'-.cellent condition 58,995
s 1998 Lexus ES300
4 dr, V6. automatic, leather, sunroof, 80' mi. .: .$9,995
1999 Cadillac Deville
Extra clean, garaged ..... $9,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature
I Only 38k miles. .. .. 12,995
2001 Cadillac Deville
Palm Beach Edition. warranty. $13,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Loaded. low miles .. ... .. ..19,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
R NinmB Sport luxury package, one owner .... .s19,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
One owner., garage kept ... .19,995
U 12003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
Tan, tan leather, certified. ... $20,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Taupe. 23k miles. .$21,995
r o2003 Volvo S60
Certified. white.grey .. .$21,995
* 2003 Cadillac CTS
Luxury package. 24k miles. ....... $22,995
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport
Full power. 31k miles. .22,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
$26,995 Silver/grey leather, only 28k mi. certified. ,1 .22,995
2003 Cadillac Seville
$26,995 Diamond Series, low miles... .... 22,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series
.$28,995 Certified Lincoln luxury, 24k miles. ... $23,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
.$29,995 White diamond loaded, low miles. ..$24,995
2004 Cadillac Deville Presidential Series$24,
Low miles. .......... 24,995
2003 Cadillac Seville STS
One owner, garaged, low miles ...... $26,995
$5,995 2004 Cadillac Deville Presidential
5 Loaded ............ $26,995
10,995 2004 Lincoln Town Car
Belge/cream top. like new. save 1000s.' "29,995
.$11,995 2005 Cadillac Deville
Loaded, low miles ......... $29,995
.$13,995 2005 Lincoln Town Car
Silver'grey ithr. certified 6 vr!75k mi, save .32,995
.$16,995 ,, ..,
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