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Okeechobee N ews


Vol. 96 No. 351


Briefs

Holiday decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why not
let everyone in the community
enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863) 763-
3134 -and ask for Dee or Eric,
then give us your address and
we'll publish it so that everyone
can drive by and see your dis-
play.
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.
*310S.E. 8th Dr.
2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
2228 S.E. 38th Trail in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
0 211 24th St. in Buckhead
Ridge
All of Kissimmee River
Estates
2801 S.E. 18th Court
Real Life Children's.
Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E.
5270 N.W. 30th St.
(Mitchell Road)
Palm Village Ranch,
entrance is on 44th Blvd.
e All of S.W. Second Court
4600-S.E. 27th Street
501 S.E. Eighth St.
0 4411 S.W 13th Ave. in
Palm Village
S1711 S.W 35th Drive
@ 2531 S.E. 23rd St. in Taylor
Creek Isles
116 N.E. Eighth Ave. in
River Run Resort
S.W 18th St. in Oak Park

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Saturday, December 17, 2005


50 Plus tax.


County gets canal report


Price tag of
canal project
near $6 million
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After years of talk, it appears
that there may at last be some
progress made in cleaning up
Treasure Island canals.
At their Thursday meeting, the
Okeechobee County Board of


County Commissioners received
the long awaited report on canal
cleanup from Gene Schriner of
Craig A. Smith & Associates. Mr.
Schriner also gave commission-
ers an update on the drainage
project in the southwest part of
Okeechobee.
Mr. Schriner said that a
detailed cross section was taken
of several canals. As a result, it'
was determined that most of the
sediment was at the mouth of the
canals. As for harmful elements


in the sediment, Mr. Schriner said
that 36 core samples taken by the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) showed
that all chemicals were at a safe
level. However, Mr. Schriner
warned that when the sediment
was removed it would have to be
monitored for harmful elements.
The report recommended
mechanical harvesting rather
than spraying to remove aquatic
growth before the dredging
begins. The report recommend-


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OUeecnrot'ee News, u.Hamilton
Kiwanis Club members help out by making donations of toys to 'My Aunt's House' for
the center's 'Adopt a Child for Christmas' program, Zella Kirk (left) is a board member
athe center, Kiwanis Club members Kelly Owens, along with Robbie Sumner, guest
speaker, Cindy Burnett, and club members Lonnie Kirsch and Maureen Burroughs all
joined in for the presentation of toys to the program.

Kiwanis club helps needy families


ed hydraulic dredging. The sedi-
ment would be loaded on barges
and taken to a staging area. There
are several possible staging
areas.
The report estimated that the
13.3 miles of canals would yield
148,700 cubic yards of sedi-
ments. It is estimated that it will
take a little over six months to
haul the sediment away. One
possible site for the sediment is
to use it for fill at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.


Commissioner John Abney
noted that 65,000 yards of fill is
needed at the Agri-Civic Center.
Commissioners discussed the
use of a special assessment to
property owners along the canal
to maintain the canals once they
are cleaned.
The cost to remove the sedi-
ment is estimated at $4,533,000.
The aquatic growth removal is
estimated to cost $202,000. The
See Project Page 2


Land matters


dominated


county meeting


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Land development issues
took up a great deal of the time
at Thursday's marathon meet-
ing of the Board of County
Commissioners of Okee-
chobee County which lasted
until nearly 7 p.m.
Commissioners considered
eight requests for changes in
zoning, five requests for pre-
liminary plat approvals and
one request to schedule a hear-
ing to abandon a platted right-
of-way.
The only zoning request
that generated any controversy
was the request by The Build-
ing Company, Gary Bentham
and Derwood C. Johnson for a
change in zoning from agricul-


ture to residential single family.
They wanted to build a subdivi-
sion on 40 acres of land on the
north side of U.S. 441 S.E.
about three-quarters of a mile
west of County Road 15-B.
Because one property
owner in the tract of land did
not approve of the rezoning,
Planning Official Bill Royce rec-
ommended the board deny the
request and waive the 90-day
waiting period to resubmit a
rezoning application, provided
the resubmitted application
accurately identifies the prop-
erty to be rezoned and contains
documentation of consent of
all affected property owners.
Mr. Royce said he felt the
See Meeting Page 2


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Drought Index
Current: 234
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.12 feet


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

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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis Club members
gathered on Thursday for their
last regular meeting of the 2005
year. Club members listenedto
an invited guest speaker from
My Aunt's House Closet which
is a 501 (C) (3) organization.
The mission of the two-year old
organization is to help children
and families in the foster care
system by providing clothes to
the families in need.
The guest speaker, Cindy
Burnett told club members that
the original goal set out by the
organization's founder, Reba
Folsom was to build foster
homes in the community.
However, due to the cost, the
Department of Children and
Families did not want another
group home in the Okee-
chobee district. Ms. Burnett
stated, "Reba wanted to help
support all underprivileged
children of Okeechobee and
changed the focus of her
organization by opening 'The

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A presentation of warm blankets was made to guest
speaker, Cindy Burnett of My Aunt's House at Thursday's
club meeting. The blankets, many handmade were donat-
ed through Project Linus to My Aunt's House available for
needy families. Board member, Zella Kirk (left) and Cindy
Burnett gladly accepted the blankets from Kiwanis Club
members, Maureen Burroughs and Lonnie Kirsch on
behalf of the center.


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Christmas parade
These three traveled by miniature horse through the
lighted Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 10.


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News Briefs

Old holiday
photos sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
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 9f 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-
news@newszap.com.
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 community
or family celebrations in the
Okeechobee area.

County offices
close for holiday
OKEECHOBEE -The offices of
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector and Prolierty Appraiser will
close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 22, and will
remain closed on Friday, Dec. 23,
and Monday, Dec. 26, in obser-
vance of the Christmas holiday.

Clerk's office
closes for luncheon
OKEECHOBEE The offices of
the Okeechobee County Clerk of
Circuit Court will close to the pub-
lic between noon and 1:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 22, for their annual
employee holiday season lunch-
eon.
The office will reopen to the
public at 1:30 p.m.

Property taxes
now being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion 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-
3421.

Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 10-19
are needed as apprentices to paint
Okeechobee Main Street's first
mural project.
This competition is dedicated to
promote the involvement of young
Okeechobee artists in visual arts, as
well as learning and participating
in the process of painting a large
mural under the direction of pro-
fessional artists.
Young artists chosen will be tak-
ing part in a historical event.
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.
Information is also online at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.

Loans help replace
Storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the 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.


Meeting
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rezoning was appropriate but a
pubic hearing was not the place
to sort out which property owners
do or do not consent to rezoning.
Colin Cameron, attorney for
The Building Group, and Jerry
Bryant, attorney for property
owner Ty Volin, who objected to
the rezoning, expressed the views
of both their clients. Because of
the dispute, Mr. Bryant said his
client is initiating a lawsuit against
The Building Group.
"It is a big tangle. They have to
do some working together," said
County Attorney John Cassels.
The motion to deny passed by
a 3-2 vote with commissioners
Clif Betts and Gene Woods voting
against the motion.
When contacted later about
how he voted, Mr. Betts stated
that a civil dispute between prop-
erty owners did not have anything
to do with zoning.
Mr. Woods expressed a similar
view when he later said that he
was following the attorney's
advice and thought the dispute
between the two property owners
should be settled in court.
Whitwood Properties, owner,
and Ram S. Arya, applicant, had
two requests for changes in zon-
ing for property on the north side
of U.S. 441 S.E. west of Lake
Shore Marina. They requested
zoning on part of the property be
changed from agricultural to
heavy commercial in order to
allow for business and profes-
sional offices. On another section
of the property, they requested a
change in zoning from agriculture
to residential general to allow for
multi-family housing. Both
requests passed without com-
ment.
Herschel and Vena Miller,
property owners, and Stephen
Courson, applicant, were granted
a change in zoning from residen-
tial mixed to neighborhood com-
mercial-2 for property on the
south side of S.R. 78 near U.S. 441
S. Their stated purpose was to


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Closet.' The 'Closet' is a store
where families can shop through
a referral system. Each person
who is referred to My Aunt's
House Closet is verified ensuring
that the assistance will be used
for those who most need it."
Ms. Burnett went on to
explain to Kiwanians that the
families are referred by local
agencies such as Department of
Children and Families/United for
Families, Sun Coast Health, Head
Start, local churches, Healthy
Start, Martha's House, Okee-
chobee County School System
and a number of other referral
organizations.
Club members were
informed that the organization is
operated by an all volunteer staff
who are currently helping over
400 children and their families
with clothes, bedding and other
necessary items. She stated that
all of the clothes received are
mostly through donations of
good, clean used clothing arti-
cles. Fundraisers help the organi-
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operate a retail seafood market.
The board granted without
comment Sam T. Ferrell's request
for a change in zoning from agri-
culture to neighborhood com-
mercial-2 for property on the
north side of S.R. 78 east of S.W
16th Avenue. Mr. Ferrell wants to
put in self-storage units.
In order to build 24 condo-
minium townhouse units, Trey W.
and Loralie T. Bennett, property
owners, and East and East Realty,
applicants, were granted a
change in zoning from commer-
cial to residential general. The
property in question is located on
U.S. 441 S.E. next to the drivers'
license office.
Residents of the area had
protested a previous residential
development on that site because
of perceived traffic problems.
However, Mr. Royce said that the
24 units proposed would not gen-
erate much traffic.
George Pogacsas was granted
a change in zoning from residen-
tial mixed to residential general
for property on N.W. 30th Street
about one-third of a mile west of
U.S. 98. This zoning change was
necessary to allow Mr. Pogacsas
to build apartments.
In order to expand her day
care business on N.W. 22nd Lane,
Tammie Henderson was granted
a change in zoning from residen-
tial single family to residential
general.
As evidence of Okeechobee's
housing boom, commissioners
turned to five requests for prelimi-
nary plat approval.
Country Farm Estates, LLC,
was given preliminary plat
approval for the proposed Coun-
try Farm Estates Subdivision that
would consist of 30, 10-acre lots.
The property is located north of
N.E 28th Street and west of N.E.
96th Avenue.
Preliminary plat approval was
granted to Sundance Trails for the
proposed 76-lot Sundance Trails
Ranch subdivision located on the
north side of N.E. 120th Street,
east of N.E. 56th Avenue.
Dennis and Patricia Smith
were given preliminary plat


for specific needs or those items
which cannot be donated such
as socks, underclothes and
jeans.
"Families can come into the
thrift store and there is no charge
at the end of their shopping trip,"
she said.
Ms. Burnett also told the club
that the organization is currently
assisting families with a total of
146 children with toys and needs
for Christmas. "We still have
about 15 children that are left on
the Christmas gift adoption list,"
she said.
Kiwanis Club members
responded to the statement by
adopting several more children,
providing gifts and brightening
the holidays for local children.
If anyone would like to pro-
vide gifts for local children in the
foster care system or donate
items needed by the organiza-
tion, please contact My Aunt's
House Closet, Inc. at (863) 634-
2306 or visit the web site at
www.myauntshouse.org Hours
for the center are Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. Weekend hours are by
appointment only.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
ness:


approval for the proposed six-lot
Otter Creek Subdivision located at
the southwest corner of the inter-
section of N.W. 12th Terrace and
N.W. 160th Street.
The proposed Sandy Ridge
Estates subdivision, consisting of
three, 10-acre lots on the north
side of N.E. 120th Street, one-and-
a-quarter miles east of N.E. 56th
Avenue was granted preliminary
plat approval. The owners are
Hubert and Rachel Phillips.
Callaway Land & Cattle Com-
pany was given preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 71-lot
Saddle Creek subdivision north-
east of the intersection of N.W.
72nd Avenue and N.W. 288th
Street.
The board was not as gener-
ous when it came to abandoning
a drainage right-of-way in Taylor
Creek Isles. A pipe down the mid-
dle of the right-of-way drains rain-
water into a canal.
Loraine Moore stated that her
house encroaches 27 inches into
the 20-foot right-of-way. She said
that before she purchased the
property in 1987, county officials
told her that the encroachment
would be grandfathered in. She
recently bought a new home and
is trying to sell the property in
question. The Planning Depart-
ment told her that unless the
county commissioners expressly
authorized the encroachment to
remain, the encroachment could
not be grandfathered in.
"What you do will set a prece-
dent on the others," Mr. Cassels
warned, referring to other
encroachments on county rights-
of-way.
Mr. Royce acknowledged this
was a tough situation but recom-
mended that commissioners not
adandon the property. They fol-
lowed his recommendation.
In another land related issue,
commissioners adopted an ordi-
nance to correct an error in the
legal description dealing with
zoning of property owned by
VisionQuest, a juvenile detention
facility in the northern part of the
county.


Kiwanis Club member, Jim
Vensel announced that the Annu-
al Radio Auction fund raiser
event held on Dec. 10 was a huge
success. Over $5,700 in retail
items and more than $3,000 in
cash was raised in the effort.
Mr. Vensel also announced
that all local elementary schools
now have lists of volunteer read-
ers for the 'Guest reader' pro-
gram. A number of club mem-
bers signed up to read as guests
to local school children. Names
of readers are pulled from lists of
volunteers including Kiwanis
Club members and local resi-
dents.
Kiwanis Club members
included a presentation of 30
handmade blankets through
'Project Linus' to My Aunt's
House Closet during the weekly
meeting. The donated blankets
were all donated by Kiwanis
Club members.
Kiwanis Club member, Darryl
Enfinger was wished a Happy
Birthday from fellow club mem-
bers.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant
located at 301 W. South Park
Street.


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total estimated cost of the entire
project including sediment
removal, aquatic growth removal,
legal cost, staging area prepara-
tion, construction management
and contingency is $5,989,210.
There is a SFWMD grant avail-
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Commissioners voted to
remove aquatic vegetation from
the canals and remove sediment
buildup within 100 to 200 feet of
the mouth of the canals.
In his update on the drainage
problem in the southwest portion
of the county, Mr. Schriner recom-
mended placing a drainage pipe
along the north side of Wolff
Road.


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DAR offers "Essie D.



Millspaugh" Scholarship


Okeechobee Daughters of the
American Revolution offers the
"Essie D. Millspaugh" Scholar-
ship.
In March of 2001,. Okee-
chobee member Roberta Frazier
asked permission of the Okee-
chobee Chapter to endow a fund
*in the memory of her mother,


Essie D. Millspaugh. Income from
the fund is to be used for a schol-
arship under the aegis Okee-
chobee' Chapter NSDAR. The
$500 scholarship is awarded
annually to an Okeechobee High
School senior.
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senior must meet certain require-


ments, and be chosen by the
scholarship committee.
Seniors interested in applying
for this scholarship may acquire
an application from the high
school.
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contact Kenna Noonan at (863)
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Terrific Kids
Jim Vensel of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee presents certificates and "Terrific Kids" T-
shirts to the Students of the Week for New Endeavor for the week of Dec. 5-9. Receiving
certificates are Cameron Howard, Sierra Shuey, and Travis Blowers.


Moegenburg named NEHS


Classified Employee of the Year


For over a quarter of a century,
students with special needs in
South Florida have had the privi-
lege to learn from Ms. April Moe-
ienbur a dedicated profession-
al. Now, after 27 \ears in'the
school s stem, she has been rec-
ognized as the Classified Employ-
ee of the Year at "'Je\' Endeavor
Ms io ntlribuii began her:
career in Palm Beach County. She
stayed theJe for 13 years until she
and her husband "Mogie' moved
t10 likeecholje'e- in 19'l. Through-
out hei career, she has \ worked
w ith infants and adults, and she
has done it with an energy and a
smile on hei face that is infec-
ti us. .- ,
Ms. Moegenbuig has e\peri-
ences that morist of us can hardly\
imagine. One. of her Ilavorte
memories c:ri.-Fis r''icim hei time
w\ tljn In the building that cur-
entil\ houses the schIol board
office. She recalls Mr. Dixon com-
ing into the room to discipline a
student, and the student jumping
out of the v. rndo\\ and falling into
the hedges.
What the studerits \ ill recall:
about Ms. Moegenburg is that she
cafes about them as people. She
is s ,rrpalhetic, but \\ hen she sa\s
no, she rneans it. She has a sense
o: fair plav that is the hallmark of a
good mother, and she should
kno\\ since she has two )adult
children and r\\o grandchildren
\.\hen asked c\hat her future
holds, she smiles. She says that
she really\ enjovs \%hhat she is
doing no\\', workingg ilh kinder-
gaiten though second grade stu-
dents wvith disabilities. Regardless
of who she is \\or king % ith, Okee-
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April' Moegenburg, the New
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Year
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Community Events

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 pag-
eant, live animals, booths and gifts for 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 writ-
ten 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 thbir 11 th 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
children 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 Missions Outreach.

Church plans Christmas services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., invites
everyone to attend Christmas worship services at the church.
Christmas Eve services will feature a contemporary service at 5
p.m. and a traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day there will
be a combined service at 10 a.m. For information, call the church,
office at (863) 763-4021 I; or, go to http://www.fumcokee.com.

Hospice Country Store has sale
The Country Store will remain open until Thursday Dec. 29. Gift
items can be purchased from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday to
Wednesday. All proceeds from the Country Store will benefit Hos-
pice and patient services.


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Guest Commentary


Give consumers programming choices


In a free market with competi-
tive choices, consumers should
not have to pay for something that
they don't want. Unfortunately, as
one could hardly characterize the
cable industry as "competitive"
with a straight face, consumers
are increasingly forced to pay for
programming that they don't
want particularly programming
that they personally might find
offensive or inappropriate.
One solution to this problem
floating around Washington is
that Congress should impose tra-
ditional "broadcast" indecency
standards on cable operators.
However, this solution should be
strongly resisted in a democratic
society, as we are not talking
about the public airwaves but a
voluntary subscription sern ice. ,
Indeed, it is wholly improper
for government to monitor and
censor programming for which
people have voluntarily paid good
money to watch, because once
government crosses this bound-
ary, efforts to censor other sub-
scription services including a
free press -' cannot be far behind.
To his credit, rather than
attempt to impose the heavy hand
of government censorship on the
industry that so many would pre-
fer, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
has been advocating a market-
based solution to this problem by
calling for the cable industry to
offer a voluntary "family tier" of
.programming.
While one would think that
the cable industry would
embrace this voluntary option
ratherthan face potential onerous


broadcast indecency regulation,
they have not. Instead, being the
monopolists that they are, the
cable industry has steadfastly dug
in its heels against a family tier
and la carte programming by
claiming that Mr. Martin's propos-
als are not economically viable or
in consumers' interests.
However, the cable industry is
picking a fight with the wrong guy
if they expect to win on. the mer-
its.
First, it must be understood
that Chairman Martin is not advo-
cating that cable operators build-
out their networks to a consumer
who only wants to take a single
channel.
To the contrary, Chairman
Martin has simply posited that if
the cable industry were to
respond to market demands by
voluntarily offering such pack-
ages as a basic "must carry"
broadcast package or a package
where consumers would be
allowed to choose a specific num-
ber of channels from available
programming for a fixed price
(e.g., 10 channels for $20, 20
channels for $30, etc.), then this
would not automatically lead to
financial ruin.
Second, Mr. Martin unlike
his predecessor Michael Powell -
is taking on this fight with sound
and honest analysis. Indeed, as
Chairman Martin bluntly proved
to the Senate Commerce Com-
mittee, the November 2004 report
submitted to Congress by former
FCC Chairman Michael Powell on
this subject "relied on problemat-
ic assumptions and presented


Community Events

Santa to be in Park #4
"Saita Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 17,19, 20.21,22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwa-
nis Club of Okeechobee.
Community Choir presents Christmas cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its seventh annual Christmas cantata, "A
Thrill of Hope," at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. and on
Sunday, Dec. 18, 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 "Won-
drous Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-1699.
IFAS agent on radio talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show Saturday, Dec.
17, at 7:30 a.m. The special guest will be Cesar Asuate, regional
specialized extension faculty agent agriculture farm labor educa-
tion and safety from the IFAS program at the University of Florida.
The topic of the show will bb training sessions and programs in
Spanish, including restricted-use pesticide license certification
training and farm safety programs. The show will be rebroadcast at
1 and 6 p.m. on WWVFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. For information,
contact Cesar Asuate at (561) 233-1727,
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 differ-
ent 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) 462-5863.
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 (8631 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
Yolanda Torres memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soc-
cer 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 Tay-
lor Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Tay-
lor 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
Belte Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782; or, Terry Burroughs at 1863)
697-6325.

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it
annual Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will
start at 6 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50
per person and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department
and the Okeechobee County Fire.Rescue Department. For infor-
.mation, call Tom Elmore at (863.) 763-7370 or 1863) 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, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

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


incorrect and incomplete analy-
sis.
For example, Chairman Martin
points out that Powell's flawed
2004 report, among other things:
Improperly relied on a study
that assumes that a move to a la
carte pricing will cause con-
sumers to watch nearly 25 per-
cent less television, but it hardly
seems realistic that this kind-of
decline in viewership, would
occur simply because consumers
could purchase only those chan-
nels they found most interesting;
Improperly relied on a study
that makes mistakes in its calcula-
tions, such as failing to net out the
cost of broadcast stations when
calculating the average cost per
cable channel under A la carte
pricing, resulting in a gross under-
statement of the number of cable
channels a consumer could pur-
chase under A la carte pricing
without seeing an increase in
their bill.; and,
Incompletely and deliberate-
ly presented only one side of the
economics literature and one side
of a Booz-Allen-Hamilton Report
filed at the FCC by the cable
industry that showed, for exam-
ple, that if additional set top box
costs are ignored (as would be
appropriate if A la carte pricing
were only imposed for digital
cable systems with appropriate
set top boxes in place), then A la
carte pricing could result in a 1.97
percent decrease in consumers'
.bills.
Of course, the real solution to
this problem is neither govern-
ment censorship of cable pro-


gramming nor having Chairman
Martin use his bully-pulpit to force
incumbent cable operators to do
the right thing, but for Congress
and state, legislatures to enact'
policies that lead to real head-to-
head cable 'overbuilding.
This means passing legislation
that both reforms the outdated
franchise system and closes the
"terrestrial loophole" in the suc-
cessful program access provi-
sions of the 1992 Cable Act which
prohibits vertically-integrated
cable operators from tying-up key
programming via anticompetitive
exclusive distribution contracts.
As the current franchise
reform experiment in Texas bears
out, soon after Verizon turned on
its video service in Texas, the
incumbent cable provider low-
ered its rates nearly $20. This is
why pro-entry policies will allow
consumers finally to have the pro-
gram, choices, competitive prices
and new innovations they
deserve.
Lawrence J. Spiwak

Editor's Note: Lawrence J. Spi-
wak is president of the Phoenix
Center for Advanced Legal and
Economic Public Policy Studies
(www.phoenix-center.org), an
international non-profit think-tank
based in Washington,. DC. The
views expressed in this article do
not represent the views of the.
Phoenix Center, its Adjunct Fol-
lows, or any if its individual Editor-
ialAdvisoryBoardMembers.


Upcoming Events

Saturday
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 1863) 467-1026.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. 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; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527; or, Gene
Roddenberry'at (863) 610-1841.

Sunday
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Say-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It wdil be an open step meeting. .

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at! 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 111 1 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the'church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.


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Spunky's Surf Shop finished in first place in the 14 and Under League of the Okeechobee
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members were: (in no particular order) Adrian Jaimez, Rebecca Foster, Corey White,
Rachel Fairchild, Nathan Candler, Javier Garcia, Roger Duque, Sergio Hernandez, Oscar
Garcia, Alan Najera, Carl Beam, Dalton Griffin and Susana Najera. They were coached by
Donna Fairchild, Matt Fairchild and Patty White.


County youth hoop

sign-ups have begun


Sign ups for the Okeechobee
County' Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The registrations began Dec.
12 and will continue through Fri-
day, Jan. 6, 2006. Registration is
$25 per child and is being con-
ducted at 304 N.W Second St.,
room 102.
Parents will need to present a
copy of the participant's birth cer-


tificate at the time of registration.
Participant's age as of March 15,
2006, will determine the age
group. The league will consist of
three age groups: 14 and under,
12 and under and 10 and under.
Games are played locally and
are tentatively scheduled to
begin, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006.
Sponsors, coaches and volun-
teers are needed.
Call (863) 763-6950 for infor-
mation.


IRCC plans baseball

camp for prep players


FORT PIERCE Indian
River Community College
(IRCC) will offer a Baseball
Pitching/Catching Camp and a
Hitting Camp for area high
school sophomores, juniors
and seniors.
Campers will learn the fun-
damentals of hitting, pitching
and catching at IRCC's state-of-
the-art baseball complex.
The Pitching/Catching Camp
will meet Tuesday, Dec. 27,
from noon until 3 p.m. The Hit-
ting Camp- will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 28, from noon
until 3 p.m.


The cost for each camp is
$50 and all participants must be
members of their high school
baseball team.
Both camps will be conduct-
ed at the IRCC Baseball Com-
plex located at the main cam-
pus in Fort Pierce.
For information, contact:
IRCC head baseball coach Mike
Easom at (772) 462-7760, or via
e-mail at measom@ircc.edu;
assistant coach Bob O'Brien at
(772) 462-7574, or via e-mail at
robrien@ircc.edu; or, call the
IRCC Information Call Center
toll-free at 1-866-866-4722.


Youth Soccer Standings


14 & Under League
Spunky's Surf Shop (league
champion): 10-0; (2) John's
Towing, 4-6; (3) Durwin Tyner
Construction, 1-9.
12 & Under League
Mom's' Kitchen (league
champion), 9-0; (2) Jones Equip-
ment, 7-1; (3) GCR Transport, 5-
4; (4) Spring Garden Restaurant,
5-5. (5) Close Construction, 2-8.


(6) Lakeshore Marine, 0-10.
10 & Under League
(A) Dr. MAV (league champi-
on), 8-0. (2) (A) Classic Asphalt,
6-2; (3) (A) Ali's Arcade, 6-3; (4)
(B) Novedades San Miguel, 7-2;
(5) (B) Character Counts, 4-5;
(6) (B) Beef "O" Brady's, 3-7; (7)
(C) Duran Jewelry, 3-5; (8) (C)
Tart's Artistic Concrete, 3-6; (9)
(C) Big Lake Sportsman, 0-10.


IRCC to host clinic Wholesale The time is hre
medical Paper for ally our grove
11omesial Paer, spraying neeis!
for volleyball coaches Products Dispenserads
f Restaurant Supplies Spray Suits Masks
Grocery Items Foam Plates
Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives Nitrile Gloves Boots
FORT PIERCE The Indian member of the 1981 All-World Janitorial Supplies Glasses & Goggles
River Community College Team and has coached and Juices & Drink Mixes
(IRCC) volleyball program will played volleyball in the U.S., Delivery Available Public Welcome
be hosting a coach's clinic on Japan, Italy and .Switzerland for
Jan. 15 from 2 until 5 p.m. for the past 17 years. 1650 HWy. 70 E. 357-0303
local volleyball coaches. The clinic will be held at the M
Th ,*nH r x A H fa'Tfri nT it'i n .. .. .-


i .l l wtin VVI1 w u nLU ll on-l'. -
ally acclaimed volleyball athlete.
Rita Buck- "The Rocket" Crock-
ett. A member of the 1980 and
*1984 U.S. Olympic Volleyball
Team, Buck-Crockett helped the
U.S. team earn the Silver Medal
in the 1984 Olympics.
A 1984 issue of "Sports Illus-
trated" touted her as the world's
best athlete and nicknamed her
"The Rocket" because of her 42-
inch vertical leap and 100 mile-
per-hour kills. She served as a


IRCC main campus at 3209 Vir-
ginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.
The cost of the clinic is $100
and includes three hours of
instruction; a clinic workbook; a
Rita Crockett Camp T-shirt; and,
an autographed picture.
Enrollment will be limited to
the first 40 people.
For information, contact
IRCC volleyball coach Ron
Jacobs at (772) 462-7763; or, via
e-mail at rjacobs@ircc.edu.


Special to Okeechobee News
Youth soccer champs
The Mom's Kitchen soccer team won the 12 & Under
League of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation
Department Youth Soccer program with a 9-0 record.
Team members were: (in no particular order) Austen
Holmes, Andrew Holmes, Ben Vuleta, Oscar Tinajero,
Nickey Ingram, Synthia Watford, Amado Vega, Esteban
Rodriguez, Christiana Ortiz, Abril Maldonado, Cyntya
Duque, Jose Reinozo, Bryan Stokes, Samantha Smalls
and Paige McElroy. They were coached by Bobbie Ingram
and Jamie Purdue.


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DonRenfranz, Inc.'s Taylor Creek Real Estate


Donald A. Rnfan 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E.
Donald A. Renfranz < .
S,-.,..... Okeechobee, FL 34974

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101913 ANCIENT Olks \T IT' IS 05TERFRONi
FINEST! Furnished 1/1 2001 "Park" model with large
patio, carport, front porch! Dock' on Nubbin canal is
almost right at your backdoor! Enjoy all the amenities
nearby from your own condo lot! JUST $190,000!









#90049 175' OF SEAWALLED CUL-DE-SAC
WATERFRONT! Existing 1970 trailer is an "As Is"
throw-in! Use it, then lose it when you install a new
home on this rare type of site! Buckhead location on
dead-end! SELLING IT FOR THE LOT AT $135,000!








#89919 MODERN 3 BEDROOM / 2 BATH DOU-
BLEWIDE! On your own lot in Lar-Kee Lake in
southeast part of County! Kitchen "island" dining
counter w/sink, "sandstone" corner wood-burning
fireplace! INCLUDES FURNITURE INVENTORY
FOR $129,000!









#89790 2 TRAILERS, ON ONE BUCKHEAD
WATERFRONT LOT! Very interesting... and. rare...
find! Trailer #1 has 2 bdrms/1 bath; #2 has 2
bdrms/1.5 baths! Not currently rented, but subject to
change with such high demand! Located #5 Lissie Ln.
Call Jerry for appt! ASKING $149,500!

* #92097-98-89201 ALMOST NEW 5 ACRES FRONTII
approx. nile NE of River! Commercial potential galore! '
* #89897-98-90029 VIKINGS 1.25 ACRE PARCELS! A
Priced $40,000 to $65,000 ea.!
* #89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, n
house/dbl. wide OK! Reduced to just $130,000!
* #8986110 PRETTY ACRES BUT YOU CAN'T BUILD
buy it for investment! County says road not good enout
FOR $60,000!
* #89955 5 ACRES OF FREEDOM! Zoned Agriculture!
tion! Nice blend of open areas, trees, pond! Located 149!
* NEW LISTING! OVER 4.5 ACRES RIM CANAL WA
wants a nice, simple deal with no contingencies! HUND:
ITED TIME ONLY!
"These offering are subject to pri


-.i.i 25 LITTLE Pi \CE 1\ITH \ LITTLE PI'ILE
Travel trailer with ground-level addition and screened
patio on wide street in Ancient Oaks RV Resort! Keep it
or buy it just for the lot! It really is being sold for
improved lot value alone! GONE QUICK AT $39,900!


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#89525 AFFORDABLY PRICED IN ANCIENT OAKS!
"Park" model 1 bdrm/1 bath is nice for the price! Enjoy the
community heated pool, boat ramp, clubhouse, yard main-
tenance, and so much more for low quarterly fee! YOU'D
BETTER GET THIS QUICK AT JUST $62,000!


#89955 5 ACRES WITH A TRAVEL TRAILER OUT
IN THE DEEP COUNTRYSIDE!' Freedom-loving,
agriculture zoning! No country-club rules here! Nice
blend of oaks, open areas, pond! Has electric, well, &
septic! I can fax you info! $160,000!


r'8w685 FI\ER UPPER MLITH FRONTAGE ON
PRIVATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly desirable
Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood! Two bedroom trail-
er with addition on palm-shaded lot with lakeside
retainer wall! HOT DEAL FOR INVESTORS AT
JUST $79,900!


NIG ON HWY. 78! Okeechobee County 3 adjacent parcels
Total $555,000.
ll located on NW 286th Street. Phone Jerry for details.

ice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming

,D ON IT! Buy it to enjoy, picnic on it, put animals on it -
gh for permitting sorry! $120,000 TOTAL OR 5 ACRES

No fancy rules and regulations, no homeowners' associa-
6 NW 338th Street in Deer Park Acres! $160,000!
ATERFRONT IN BUCKHEAD! Cleared! Owner says he
REDS OF FdT OF WATERFRONT FOR $575,000! LIM-


#90300 SPLENDOR ON THE RIM CANAL! High-
beam cedar Great Room style, tiled floors, white mar-
ble rock gas fireplace, RV-type garage! Lots of "knotty
pine" throughout! Upstairs loft, covered dockage,
huge.500+1 sq. ft. scrn. patio! CALL DONE FOR
TERMS! $298,000!









#90120 COVERED BOAT DOCK-AGE AT BACK-
YARD! Lake-access waterfront 1979 dbl wide
w/addition! Fam. rm, 2 porches, 2 baths, dining area,
carport, extra room at back! There is hurricane dam-
age (roof, ceilings, etc.)! PRICED LOW TO SELL
"AS IS" AT $175,000!









8 E--I- NE\ 2:ils rLEET.(HOOD DOL.BLEI\IDE
ON LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT! Full 4
bdrm/2 bath with family & living rooms! Dock and
seawall on "corner" lot in Bucldkead Ridge! IF ONLY
NEW WILL DO FOR YOU, LOOK TODAY!
$240,000!


OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW WITH
SELLER FINANCING FOR A LIMITED TIME
ONLY! Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,600), Sellers will
hold a First Mortgage of balance payable In monthly payments of princi-
pal & interest @ 8.O0%APR based on 15yr. amortization, to come to term
(balloon payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
* 10 ACRES WITH B-I-G POLE BARN! Lot # 16 @ OK
Acres on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on
NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT!
Lots #13, #15, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved
NE 80th Ave. $253,000 EACH!
* 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK ACRES
on NE 80th Ave.! $300,000!


ior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not warranted."


iu n Hazellief & Prevatt
Realty Inc.

'11 1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage


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"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
S' Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
.'" William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
.. *..Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6076
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221

104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com


Request....Don Renfranz

okeedon@hotmail.com
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate -
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930


TH-Em T 'IE iTDIINLf':t Of BIOCK ON
TlI" tv\rEPfF ONT IN TI-iE ILtEN' H.:.I- L i ...i
2/2 with recently replaced shingles! Covered boat
dockage w/hoist on wide canal no fixed bridges
to Taylor Creek! Lake-access of course! Huge
12x31' Florida room, plus patio overlooking the
waterway! Great neighborhood! A BARGAIN
TODAY AT JUST $295,000!


#89955 5 ACRES WITH A TRAVEL TRAIL-
ER OUT IN THE DEEP COUNTRYSIDE!
Freedom-loving agriculture zoning! No
country-club rules here! Nice blend of oaks,
open areas, pond! Has electric, well, & sep-
tic! I can fax you info! $160,000!


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;naS,, NFIv -ND 1\%ITIN(- ru, '[i :-.iL .e Li.E Ct:E-- ; \,Tli..FPiONT irs
Finishing touches being cor- pleted right THE ISLES FOR UNDER $200,000! Cute 1974
now on this full 3 bdrm / 2 bath block home trailer with additions and all kinds of up-
with garage in area with lots of new, fresh grades! Ceramic tile, screened patio, seawall,
homes near Everglades Elementary! Superb dock, storage shed, laundry area, fancy new
wall tile in baths! ASKING IUST $214,000! cabinet' ASKING LOW $180.000!






,;! ;4 IT i A I -I ITHO-IULT THE
#89885 "FIXER UPPER" WITH FRONTAGE "TEN" EXPENSE! Fully re-modeled 3
ON PRIVATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly bdrm/2 bath doublewide on quarter-acre lot!
desirable Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood! Two Big detached garage! Big 13x25' screened
bedroom trailer with addition on palm-shaded patio, paved drive, all modern appliances-
lot with lakeside retainer wall! HOT DEAL and nice Isles neighborhood! $129,900
FOR INVESTORS AT JUST $79,900! CASH NOW!
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; P-' SOTItE- HOrlE iiiTH Rri-i
#89909 ISLES WATERFRONT PRIME TO ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car garage plus
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.


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*1-0 FULL 31 L BiTH WPr-CE R N O .
LOT, FOR y UNDER Ai2OO ,P)V Cl R,i ,iF:. .: Gi' o" BEDROOM-,I #1 'R A'rH-
1,L dt81,t&i08d,0 OFlT HE, iPu Err, iu1, -O iNCLULDES IN.LD tH 1' i TER-' I
room, and Florida room/patio addition! Loaded with features: Living rm, family rm.,
Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2 sheds! Compare! Fla rm., scm. patio, master suite w/garden
PRICED RIGHT TO SELL! REDUCED TO tub & shower, dual-zoned a/c, lots of Fla.
$114,500! A cedar, vaulted ceilings! MORE!
* 11+ ACRES! Lot #1 @ OK Acres is back on market, NE 80th Ave. $300,000! Seller Financed!
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave. $253,000! Seller
Financed!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! 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 80th Ave. $253,000 EACH! Seller Financed!
- #89861 & 9008110 OF THE PRETTIEISTACRES YOU CAN'T DO NOTHING' WITH! Good
for investing or picnicking in Coach Haven. Can't permit for building or residency due to poor
road. ASKING JUST $120,000! ALL CASH OFFERS SUBMITTED!
. 4.5+ ACRES ON BUCKHEAD RIM CANAL! Ask Don for details! Residential! $575,000!
#92097-98 & 89201 OVER 4.5 ACRES FRONTING ON HWY. 78 WEST! 3 parcels total!
Cleared! May be partially divided! $555,000.




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1000-H: 2Bd/2Ba home, screened porch,
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Palm Village Ranch. 55 and older com-
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and clean this two bedroom, two bath
mobile home has a formal living room,
family room, island kitchen, open porch,
screened porch, workshop/storage,
inside laundry. Back yard is fenced for
family pet.
* 48+/- acres with home located in Dark
Hammock. (#89329)
* Great Deal! 2.50+/- acres Viking. Both for


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metal-roof, ceiling fans throughout, tile & car-
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MH Park On The Water
7000-1: 24 sites 3 apartments fully fur-
nished, 2 park model MHs fully fur-
nished, 1 DWMH used as an office, 13 RV
sites (6 have MHs on them). Very neat &
clean park on the water. #89487
* Land also available: Sunset Strip Pk,
Okeechobee Gardens, Basswood &
Conners Gables.


CURB APPEAL PLUS! Fi,. TI-.iE: C'.IE r..:.r,i
i ': E Et : i)ullln, jul.3 '3lil ,1 ln u .li ,a1
` 6 6,1 l" : F vt F < ; T .' :.: w .- 'r p :. l r ,,- : ir i 4 1 i:
Large guest room/den or home office. Pristine
detailing, amazing kitchen, enchanting landscap-,


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


LAZY SEVEN Lovey 4/2.5, attached dou-
ble garage, in-groul1d pool, 2300 SF on .5
acres. #219A $220,000. Call Bill 634-6797





COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT RV PARK/BOAT
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 Jeri 863-634-6056


PRIME INVESTMENT PROPERTY On Parrolt Ave.Tolal of 8 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES waterfront homesite on 291h St. Older
contiguous city lots, 1,3 acres. Currently 3 rentals and t busi- MH w/additions. 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 Lor 634-
#306 Call Lori 634-1457. 1457.'
HORSE READY 3 AC PROPERTY w/oaks, 3 stall barn,' PRIME COMMERCIAL ACREAGE ON SE Hwy 441 (near
fenced, 3/2 Redman DWMH in Okee Little Farms. #89518 Kings Bay) 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautiful pond borders
$197,500 Call Jenri 634-6056,. back side. Perfect location !or strip mall or apartments. 0105
3/2 DWMH on nice 1/2 acre homesilte. Open floor plan with $595,000 Call Lori 634-1457.
great master bed and bath Large Storage shed, Asking CORNER LOT IN BASSWOOD on 36 St. and 29Ave. Perfect
150,000 Call Sharon 634-6241. site for your new home. $40,000 #126 Call Lori 634-1457.


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I BU KHE.AD RIDGE -1525,000
"" Lake acce- iF CBs h.,omn. EDGEW.VATER ACRES -65000
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES $199,000 2Bd/lBa, 15'x36' Fl. rm, chain link, New subdivision (Near North Lake
2001 DWMH 3Bd/2Ba, carport, Fla. security-satellite systems, generator Estates) 1/2 acre, homes only neighbor-
room, breakfast room, on capture lake, wired in. Hurricane shutters, appli- hood. Cleared, checkwith County Bldg.
furnished. Storage area, sprinkler sys- ances, 2 sheds, new metal roof, new & Zoning for Deed Restrictions (will I
tem. Home like new. Easy to show. Call paint, berber carpet. Must see. need fill for homesite). Request buyer to s
Kathy 634-8676. (#90320) (#90217) pay Doc. stamps & Title. (#90019) 1


TREASURE ISLAND
REDUCED $199.000
Lake access waterfront DWMH,
3Bd/2Ba, family room, screened
porch, separate dining room, separate
living room, carport (2 car), 2 sheds,
pontQon boat, seawall, back'chain
link fence. (#89925)


LOT $120,000
Lake access waterfront lot, mobile
home has been removed. Ready to
build or install mobile home.
Utilities on property. (#90064)


BLiCKHEAD RIDGE .- $15,000
Waterfront lake access within sight of
BHR locks. Corner lot, boathouse
with electric lift, den for fish tales,
wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen porch-
es, carport 2005, sprinkler system,
new metal roof 2005. (#89699)


Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
763-6068, Cell 634-5588
Kathy Lancaster
kathlynlancaster@netscape.net
467-6760 Cell 634-8676


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FORT DRUM $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)


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TREATS LRE ISL \ND -. 232 2'l)
Lake access waterfront home in
Treasure Island, 2Bd/lBa, 1 car
garage w/drive thru doors (ramp to
canal). Home has been updated with
ceramic tile, new carpet, painted, new
kitchen cabinets. (#90220)


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


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Completely Remodeled, 3/2 CBS Home in Lots, Located Just Three Miles From Town!
Blue Heron Golf Club. Custom Crown Molding Large Family/Game Room,. Open Concept
Throughout, Open Concept, Vaulted Ceilings, Living & Dining Room. Island and Breakfast
Ceramic Tile Floors Throughout. Screened In Area in Kitchen w/Pass Through Window.
Patio on Back Overlooking the Private Lake Bedrooms located upstairs. Beautiful Oaks and
and Golf Course. Much, Much More. Asking Scattered Pines. Some Renovations Needed.
$319,000 (#89829) Asking $250,000, Bring Offers. (#89708)
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


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uses. Located in Highland Co. just 15+/- min. from Sebring or Lake Placid, The pos-
sibility of dividing this property into 5, 10 or 20 acre Ranchettes is favorable as it bor-
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 17,2005


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Al Jaquith, pastor, First
Baptist Church of Basinger
One of the most common
questions regarding Bible
prophecy is where is the United
States in scripture? Although
many nations are not mentioned
in scripture, it is hard for us to
understand how a nation of our
stature would not be.
There are several theories as to
why this is; here are three of the
most common: The U.S. is no
longer relevant The U.S. has
been destroyed The U.S. is no
longer its own country, but a part
of a larger union of nations like
the European Union (EU).
I believe that the explanation
may be found in our relationship
to Israel. America has always
been Israel's closest ally. Bible
believing Christians have always
insisted, that America pay heed to
the warning from God in Genesis


12:3, "those who bless Israel I will
bless, and curse those who curse
Israel." Recent events in the Mid-
dle East have put tremendous
pressure on the United States to
rethink its relationship with Israel.
Many denominations of the
church have contributed to this
change in policy by advocating
what is called "replacement the-
ology". This "theology"' has been
around throughout the history of
the church, and has recently
gained favor among those who
would like to take the political
pressure of supporting Israel off
the shoulders of America. Some
are teaching that the Church has
"replaced" Israel completely in
the plan of God to redeem the
world. Those who hold this view
see no reason to support Israel, as
they believe that God has aban-
doned them for rejecting Jesus as
the Messiah.
Space does not permit a


lengthy discussion of replace-
ment theology, but I believe that
America's place in end time,
events will be directly tied to our
relationship to Israel. In Zechariah
12:2-3 we find the following
prophetic warning:" Behold, I will
make Jerusalem a cup of trem-
bling unto ALL the people round
about, when they shall be in the
siege both against Judah and
against Jerusalem. And in that day
will I make Jerusalem a burden-
some stone for ALL people: ALL
that burden themselves with it
shall be cut in pieces, though ALL
the people of the earth are gath-
ered together against it....."
Could America be included in
the "ALL people..." mentioned in
Zechariah prophecy? Why the
rise in anti-Semitism and this
move away from supporting
Israel? The answers may be relat-
ed to economic (oil prices) and
spiritual reasons (Satan's desire to


destroy the Jews). People have
tried to exterminate the Jews
throughout history. A statement
in a popular Christian magazine
may explain why," The answer
lies in the fact that the world sub-
consciously knows it will be
judged by the Jewish nation. The
difference between the Jews and
the Gentiles lies in God's calling.
For example: 'I the LORD have
called thee in righteousness, and
will hold thine hand, and will
keep thee for a covenant of the
people, for a light of the Gentiles'
(Isaiah 42:6). A sinful world
would rather stay in darkness, as
documented in John 1:5 'And the
light shined in darkness; and the
. darkness comprehended it not.'"
It would seem that the more
America turns its back on God
and Israel, the more we insure
our absence from a place. of
prominence at the end of history.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Angels of Mercy
Okeechobee's annual Lighted Christmas Parade, held
Dec. 10 in downtown Okeechobee, featured plenty of little
angels.


Local Church 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)-
612-0640 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. Theyare 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 Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1066.

Community Choir presents Christmas cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will present its seventh annual Christmas cantata, "A Thrill of
Hope," at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Performafices will be Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. A
Sunday, Dec. 18, performance 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.

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.


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.
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 for 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.
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.
Church plans Christmas services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., invites
everyone to attend Christmas worship services at the church. Christ-
mas Eve services will feature a contemporary service at 5 p.m. and a
traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day there will be a com-
bined service at 10 a.m. For information, call the church office at
(863) 763-4021; or, go to http://www.fumcokee.com.
Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party for young will be held at
The Gathering, at the corner of Old Dixie Highway and Eagle Bay.
Road, from 6 p.m. until midnight. There will be free food, games,
music and a car will be given away.


Gospel pianist to be in concert
Gospel pianist Anthony Berger will be in concert at the First Bap-
tist 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.
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.


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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
(Next to Bank of America I
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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 98th St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165


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1992 Buick LeSabre Custom
4 dr V6, aulo pwr windows/locks, extra clean RPi $2,995
1991 Toyota Previa LE
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1997 Toyota Tercel
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
2.4L, 5 speed, power w/l, cd. great on gas. '."~ .$3,495
1994 Mazda 2300 Pickup
Regular cab, automatic, air, 55k miles. ,; .$3,995
2000 Hyundai Accent GL
4 dr, 1.5L, automatic, air, stereo, great on gas. .-. $4,495
2001 Kia Sephia
Automatic, air. A .................. .... $4,595
1996 Saturn SL2
4 or, 1.9L, auto, power w/l, cass. great on gas. $4,995


2001 Nissan Sentra GXE
14 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w!l, cass, greal on gas. $5,995
1999 Volkswagen Beetle
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2003 Kia Spectra
4 dr. automatic, factory warranty. fr, ...... $6,995
2000 Mercury Cougar
5 speed. 5D. .................... .... 6,995
2003 Kia Spectra
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, pwr windows, stereo. 34k mi f :, $7,995
2001 Dodge Stratus SE
2 dr, V6. auto. power windows/locks, sunroof. r, $8,995
2002 Saturn SL2
4 dr, 1.9L, automatic, sunroof, 19k mrles, .. 8,995
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr, automatic, full power. H ......... $9,495
2001 Mercury Grand marquis
Blue/grey leather, extra clean. 4 dr, V8. s .$. $9,995
1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
4 door, V8, auto, leather, extra clean. miN. ...... $9,995
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr. automatic, power w/l, cd, 33k miles. (r .$9,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, sunroof, spoiler, 40k mi. idki $9,995
2001 Mercury Sable LS
Premium. MH .................. ...... $10,995
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL
4 dr. automatic.63k miles. MH... .. .....$10,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium. 15k miles. 1LH ........... .... $12,995
2001 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, tan, tan Ithr, pwr pack, only 38k mi. i.. $12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Save $$$$. LW ...................... 13,995
2000 Audi S4 Wagon
Priced to sell, grey. charcoal leather. ..... $13,995
2003 Toyota Matric XR
Red, automatic, clean inside & out, 59k mi. h .$13,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagonr
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2003 Mazda Protege
5 dr. automatic. MH_ ...................... $15,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Moonroot, warranty. 1_Y ............ $15,995
2004 Buick LeSabre
Nice-car. t_1 .................. .. .. $1 6 ,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 23k miles. Po .$17,995
2005 Scion TC
Automatic, sunroof, factory warranty, 13k mi. ? $17,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
While w/tan top, super value. .fVU ............ .18,995
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo Ltd
Sunroof, leather, loaded, 6k miles. ?J .....19,995
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
4 dr, V8, leather, full power, save thousands. LI "$19,995
2005 Acura RSX
Nice! 6509 rhiles. MH., ................. 20,995
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2003 Mazda Tribute DX
5 speed, lactory warrant 25k miles ': .11,995
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT
2 or, automatic. ; . ... ...13,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, aulo. power windowslocks, 10k mi. i; .$14,995
2003 Ford Escape XLT
V6 automatic, leather. 30k miles. ,'," ..... $15,995
2004 Mazda Tribute
V6. automalic, power w,'i. ,d 36k miles ...$16,995
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof. 23k miles `."S $18,995
2000 Lexus RX300
Silver, grey leather. one owner ... only $18,995
2005 Nissan Murano SL
Power windowsilocks cd & more 29k mi. i_ .. .$24,995
2003 Toyota Sequoia Ltd
Leather, all power, 41k miles. .... $24,995
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Low miles. ... ... $26,995
2004 Nissan Murano SL
Power wil. leathi-er, cd, alloy wheels, 22k mi ': s26,995
2005 Toyota Highlander
,, ike n ...... 'u ..n.. $26-995


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2003 Toyota Sequoia
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2003 Volvo XC90
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1999 Mercury Villager Estate Van
V6, auto, power wi, cassette, 7 passenger
1999 Chevrolet 2500 LS
Long bed. V8,. aulomatir.. 63k miles. '.i~
2002 Nissan Quest S
7 passenger, cold air and more. I
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cat
Automatic. '.. ............
2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
V6, automatic, air. X'' ... ..... ....
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT
Silver, 20k m iles. i.[ i ... ..... .
2005 Ford F150 Ext Cab
4.2L, automatic, STX pkg, co 10k mi. rO
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4
-Auto, soft lop, 6 cyl. extra clean, 8900 mi
2005 Ford F150 XL
Automatic, like new, 8k miles i'4 ..
2004 Nissan Quest
Loaded, 28k miles. ": ....... ..
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6, automatic, leather, loaded :'. 11,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L. automatic. power wil, cd. 44k miles. '| $14,995
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6, autorialir leather laciory warrarntry. := .. $14,995
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS
3 dr. V6, 5 spd. sunroof leather. 23k miles _i .$14,995
2003 Ford Mustang Convertible
V6, automanc leather 33k miles. .. ..... $14,995
2002 Pontiac Trans Am
5.7L, T-lops. automatic must see. 16K mi. 11H: .$20,995
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Turbo, auliomatic, leather, 15k miles. $20,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Convertible .
Only 9k original miles. . ...... 28,995
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII
2 dr V8,. red.lian leather, excellent condition '. .8,995
1998 Volvo S70
White. Ian Ithr. one owner, excellent condition 8,995
I 1998 Lexus ES300
4 or, V6, automatic, leather, sunrool 80k mi. ': 9,995
1999 Cadillac Deville
Extra clean, garaged .... ........ $9,995
1! 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
S Chrome wheels, immaculate, only 35k mi ; .10,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Only 38k miles. ...12,995
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2001 Cadillac Deville
mH ; Palm,Beach Edition, warranty .. ........ $13,995
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2002 Cadillac Deville
M Loaded low miles .... .. ... 19,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
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2002 Cadillac Deville
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
Tan, tan leather, certified ;.' ....... $20,995
2002 Volvo V70
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2003 Cadillac CTS $22 5
... $29,995 Luxury package. 24K miles i .. .22,995
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport
V .' ...,4:5;. Full power. 31k miles. :' ....... 22,995
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Silvergrey leather, only 28k mi, certified. $22,995
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r 5,995 Diamond Series. low miles : .... .. $22,995
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. 1 5 Certified Lincoln luxury. 24k miles. . .. $23,995
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W 1, white diamond, loaded, low miles $24,995
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... 'LOW miles.: .... ... ...... 24,995
$12,995 2003 Cadillac Seville STS
One owner, garaged, low miles. ..... 26,995
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Loaded ... ... ... ........26,995
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Loaded, low miles. ... 29,995
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2005 DODGE RAM 1500 REGULAR CAB ST
Base MSRP $21,455*
Year-End Bonus Cash $1,000"*
(When financed through Chrysler Financial)
Bonus Cash (in select counties) S750
Cash allowance 5,500


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2005 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB ST
Base MSRP s19,310*
Year-End Bonus Cash S1,000**
(When financed through Chrysler Financial)
Bonus Cash (in select counties) 750
Cash allowance 4,000


2005 DODGE DUF
Base MSRP
Year-End Bonus Cash
(When financed through Chrysler Financial)
Bonus Cash (in select counties)
Cash allowance


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$2,000**
$750
$5,000


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after cash allowances


2006 DODGE CARAVAN SE
Base MSRP s19,095*
Year-End Bonus Cash $1,500**
(When financed through Chrysler Financial)
Cash allowance s2,500
Bonus Cash (in select counties) $750


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 17,2005 ,a


Community Events


Okeechobee News/Katrina elsken
Lifeguards on duty
The Gathering's float in the Lighted Christmas Parade fea-
tured plenty of lifeguards. The parade was held in down-
town Okeechobee on Saturday, Dec. 10.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Chalo Nitka Queen
Beauty queens from Moore Haven's Chalo Nitkla festival
were featured in the Lighted Christmas Parade in down-
town Okeechobeaon Dec. 10.


Community Events

Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are col-
lecting baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hur-
ricanes. 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'Connor. Items will be collected through Dec. 30, and will be
given to the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition for distribution.
Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party for young will be held at
The Gathering, at the corner of Old Dixie Highway and Eagle Bay
Road, from 6 p.m. until midnight. There-will be free food, games,
music and a car will be given away.
Session on Medicare drug plan offered
Tony Fransetta, president of the Florida Alliance for Retired
Americans, will be at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. He will be there to give infor-
mation on the Medicare Part D prescription plans available. The
event is sponsored by the Okeechobee Democratic Executive
Committee.


Hospice schedules yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Jan. 6, and
Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Hospice of Okee-
chobee's blue volunteer building located at the corner of S.E. Fourth
Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee.
New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Cominunity College
Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone with
physical education on their certification or other interested parties. The
class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries IRCC refer-
ence number 86771. The class will run for three consecutive week-
ends beginning 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 infor-
mation, contact Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.
AARP offering driver safety course
An AARP driver safety course will be held Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 at the
First Baptist Church, 310 S.W Fifth Ave. Classes will be held both days
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check.
Participants do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP auto
insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Participants should con-
sult their Flprida auto insurance agent about their three-year discount
upon completion of the class. For information, contact instructor D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763,0351.
Free nutrition class offered
There will be a contact reflex analysis and designed clinical nutri-
tion class by Dr. Edward W. Douglas at the Douglas Health Center, 912-
916 W. North Park St., on Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, 2006, beginning at 5:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
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
Parade on Jan. 16 are seeking participants in the form of floats, vehi-
cles, marchers and horseback riders. Those interested should call
(863) 610 0973. Participants should line up the Douglas Brown Com-
munity 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.
DOR offering free tax classes
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering free 2006 intan-
gible tax seminars at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., on Jan 24 and Feb. 14. Classes will be held at
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The classes are free and
open to the public. For information, call the Fort Pierce Service Center
at (772) 429-2173.
Program helps non-profit clubs
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, along with Walker
Brothers Circus, has crated a fundraising program designed to assist
local non-profit clubs and organizations in the fundraising goals. The
Walker Brothers Circus will be appearing at the Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., on Saturday and Sunday, Fei- 4 and 5. Local non-profit
organizations seeking fundraising project :'oppo':tuniies should con-
tact John. Mazzola, Agri-Civic Center director, at (863) 763-1666 for
details and information.

Red Class offers training classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will be holding disas-
ter training classes each month,.January through Apiril. 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 Okeechobee. The class schedule is: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23 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 dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday 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.
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)-612-
0640 and we will pick them up or you may deliver them.






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Gilbert
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Is Proud To

Announce Its

New Sales Manager!

Mark Waldrop


Mark is excited to join the Gilbert Chevrolet
family. His extensive 24 year career in the
automotive industry makes him a valuable
addition to the Gilbert team. Mark looks forward to
continuing his service to serve the Okeechobee
community. If you have any questions please feel free
to call him directly at (863) 763-3154 or stop by and
visit him at 3550 Hwy 441 South in Okeechobee.


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Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3- and 4-year-old children not yet
in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings -on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection A %eessel safety check
decalWill be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of 'others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.-
Morning or afternoon shifts are
Available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new pro-
grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospi-
tal's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-


race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep
them, donate them by calling
(772) 467-0400. For information,
ask for Karen.


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KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
(863)763-7564


CAR KEY on orange expansion
wrist band. Vic.'of Flagler
Park. Please call with info
(863)467-2614
CHIHUAHUA: LOST/MISSING
Chocolate & White, Female,
Vicinity of Oak Park. Reward!
Please call (863)467-8038
KITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
"Pumpkin". Needs medicine.
NW 30th St. 863-467-1897
or 863-467-1147
PET FERRET- Vic. of Horse-
shoe Acres Glades County.
Please call (863)983-7024
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
RED NOSE TIC- Female,
Short, Vic of Country Village.
If found Please call
(863)673-0678 Reward


RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
(863)635-4690.


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JACK RUSS/BLUE HEALER
Energetic, needs lots of rooms
to run. Housebroken. lyr old.
Friendly dog.(863)697-6309


Tall Guy, Secure, 60, To meet
Attractive Gal or Friend for
Dining, Fishing, Traveling,
etc. Call (863)946-3123




Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
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Ceramic Tile, Aluminum
Enclosures, Masonary
& Helpers .
Must have tools and
transportation. Bilingual a
must. Good pay and
benefits. Work in Hendry
County. Call (954)497-3591,
leave message or fax
resume to 954-497-0842.
Start Date: Jan. 2, 2006
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000



EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 Parrot Ave.



HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate,
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
I Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.,
DFWP, EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
. schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Competitive.
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
wy.710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
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FOR:
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ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Apply In Person To:
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NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a'
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
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mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
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PIZZA HUT
GRAND RE-OPENING
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee .
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
WAITRESSES & DELIVERY
PEOPLE NEEDED: FT/PT
Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
Treasure Island Plaza


MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898



HANDYMAN P/T. Mature re-
sponsible person to perform
lawn maintenance, light car-
pentry, basic repair & mainte-
nance at Ig pvt home. 20hrs a
week, must be dependable.
(863)467-6470
LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle


Position Available for Female
to provide companionship & to
prepare meals for elderly
woman w/ Alzheimers disease.
Every other Saturday,
11am-8pm & every Sunday
8am-5pm. $10 hr.
Call for details (863)634-4458
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
Medical Services-435




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License # CBC055264
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
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-(863)634-2044



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* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinens & fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipmenti'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A//C, for mobile home, with
heater, 3 ton, works perfect,
$150. (863)467-6434
AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181


Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately.
(772)971-9474


CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
ICE CREAM PARLOR CHAIRS
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $100.
(863)763-1997
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
(863)467-9447
SHERATON 8 place roi s,.-
tern, w/bread plates, rM ,Nl a i
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982


DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good condition. $100
(863)675-4858
RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
$175 (863)824-8749.
REFRIGERATOR- Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
gas range, refrigerator freeze
top, must sell all $350
(863)357-1076
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310
WASHER, Kenmore, White,
Used. Heavy duty. Excellent
condition. $200.
(863)467-1973


TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119


BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
BICYCLE, woman's, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
(863)467-6984
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will.
sell separate.
(443)691-7128
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
10th YS Ad in Caloosa Belle



CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL -
Siemens. 150 amp Main.
Loaded w/ breakers. $80
(863)467-6548
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318



STORE FRONT DISPLAY
WALL Moveable w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.
(863)763-1187


IMAGINATION DESK by Leap
Frog, incl. cartridges & work-
sheets, like new, $30.
(863)467-2573


NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135


DALE EARNHARDT SR Nascar
collection, $400.
(863)467-0376
PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 50(
each (863)467-1484



HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 20x
24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $150. 863-467-7659
BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-2094 Jennifer.
BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new:
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
BLUE LTHER SOFA & DBL
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.
(863)634-1070
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
(863)467-4328
CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
w/shelf, good shape, large,
$50/neg (863)634-5095
COUCH & LOVESEAT, with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
like new, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-6775
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
CRIB & CHANGING TABLE,
exc. cond., Jenny Lind, hon-
ey color, $120 for both.
(863)763-8331
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
(863)675-2992 "
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
(863)946-3965.
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
(863)763-9410
FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
(863)673-5618
GLASS WROUGHT IRON TA-
BLE w/6chairs & matching
Bakers Rack, Verde green,
$450 (863)824-0090.
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
sage
MATTRESSES & BOX
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
(863)634-2094
SECTIONAL- 3PC Corner w/3
built in recliners, 3pc tble grp
$300 for all (863)824-0090.
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
(863)447-0002
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress covrd w/plastic $100 will
sep(863)763-0691


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ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
W/large cage
$1000
(863)673-2483
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
(863)763-3910
CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1093


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SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in lewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA'S- 2. Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or '.'i!l separate
863-447-1141
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for boll. will sep.
(863)447-0002
TABLE & STOOLS Diner's
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
(863)697-0014



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
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
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Winchester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
(863)634-0856
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822



HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
TREADCLIMBER, BOWFLEX
TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100 (863)655-0030.
WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good
condition $125
(863)467-0109
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756



TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec-
tric, horizontal/vertical model
UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
$750 (772)260-6318


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee
RING Ladies 1.40 European
cut diamond platinum.100
years old Appraised $9,000 17
years ago. $6,500/neg. Okee.
area (863)634-9620


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whi base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)810-6149
HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
(863)467-9892
NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


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
(863)467-0826
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
EXR KEYBOARD PLAYER
For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
863-697-6016/484-0865
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25 for all. (772)971-9474



GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
basement amp. Microphones,
drum machine $500 or best
offer (863)357-0406
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.


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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
reg. 9 weeks old S'i50-500
(863)763-3073
CHINESE Shar-pei's chain-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)6/5-6690
DOG HOUSE fii mediumm size
dog, teak iw/wo windows
and mosquito 'h $60
(863)675-394'1
GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 yi.
old male, 4 yr. old female
$50 each (863)163 8318
464-0305
Last Minute Gilt Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck (loves
for turtle doves, $25
(863)6/5-6214 aft 6pm
LHASA APSO- AKC, female.
spayed, ILoving, Great w/kids.
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
LOOKING FOR RAT TERRIER-
'male, tan & white for breed-
ing (863)763-2081 or
(863) 634-9684
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
(863)673-2483.
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens, In good health.
$8 each. (863)674-0156
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800.
(863)673-4200/228-2140
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-d690
Frostproof
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready loi
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
RED NOSE PUPPIES, UKC reg.
863-357-0985 ol
863-261-2112
SHIH-TZU, female, 21/V2 yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346
mbi

GARDEN TUB:' White. $100.
(863)763-8085
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmoie,
asking $250.
(863)467-8504
S i

Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772
SEWING MACHINE, -i.-
Commercial Grade, Leathei.
w/new motor & table, $300.
(863)697-0014


COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton lasei
scope, quiverarlows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085



SUB WOOFER SPEAKER BOX,
15" $100. (863)824-0776
SUB WOOFERS (2) 12" Sony
Explode. 6 months old.
$110. (863)824-0776

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BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.


FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409'


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used .1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
nilinr & oxygen tanks. Also,
inii I., ss & 2 grinders. $700
foi all (863)763-9527


AIR CONDITIONER 4 or5 ton,
good condition
(561)202-7702
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Bucknei, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
SIts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665
WHEEL CHAIR NEEDED For
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892

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Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Form Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8, Garden B50
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants.'
Flowers 865




VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-'
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE BLANKET: Polar
Shield, 78", high quality, ALL.
the extras. Paid $140. Used
3x. $40 neg. (772)263-1178
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred -,1lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200 ,



LAWN TRAILER: 5X1'2
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
(863)357-5754
PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10th YS Ad Caloosa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884


RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment


100 YOUNG CROSSBRED
COWS- some calves at side
(941)741-1509.
GOATS For 'sale $75
,(863)697-3247


Rentals



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



FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965 or
(863)763-6406


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BASSWOOD, brand new,
3BR/2BA, 1 garage, $1150
mo. Call Guenter
(561)707-5135
OKEE- 3br, lba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1100.
mo. + 1si l1aiI. $500. sec
. I u I n: move in
't ) 1JIh1. LIU
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.



OFFICE SPACE 900 sq.ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center
$1300/mo (561)795-4240
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING
SNewly Renovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275 S.F.+
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
(863)467-8889
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


RealEstate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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



OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bidg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
TAYLOR CREEK-2br, 1ba.
Ground floor. Motivated
seller. Will not last long!
Club house, swimming
pool, tennis court & marina
w/ boat ramp. -Call today
for appt! (863)357-3668 or
(863)610-0755


BEAUTIFUL REMODELED, 2
BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
kitchen/bathroom. $87,500.
Must see! (863)357-0348
CBS, 2 BR, 1 Ba. on V2 acre
lot. Mature oaks. Very clean.
For Rent $1150 mo., or Sale
$179,900. 809 SE 8th St.
Please call (863)763-5575
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner,& RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 2/ Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
LAZY 7 ESTATES, 3BR/2,/2BA,
in ground pool, 1/ acre,
completely remodeled, ce-
ramic tile, $242,000..
(863)634-6545 or 634-2728
New 4 Bed/21/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Homel
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, just com-
pleted, 2000 sf. Kings Bay,
$200,000 (561)248-3111 or
(863)467-1280 evenings



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


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
863-674-0128


RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889



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 I



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




Home for lease, 2BR 2BA, in
desirable Kings Bay Commu-
nity, immaculate Kitchen,
sun porch, w/d & nice back
yard, community pool. No
pets & non smoking environ.
$1200 mo. Call Scott
(772)349-2288
LAKE PLACID 3/2 on 2 acres
Lg. DW, 29 mls. from Okee-
chobee. Separate Family & Liv.
rms., porches, water system,
W/D $800 mo + 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)357-4844
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, 1ba,
$550/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.



FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
baybuilthomes.com
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In'city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam orJohn
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
Palm Harbor Factory.
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
PARK MODEL '97 2br/2ba,
furnished w/golf cart/comput-
er. On canal, dock/golf course.
$98,500. 863-467-8079
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK -
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
& trailer, 150 Merc., 21 hrs
on engine; full warr trans-
ferable, trolling mtr, hot foot,
fishfinder, Must sell paid
$21000 asking $15000 cash
(863)677-1198/805-0556
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
BOAT 17ft tri haul, excellent
motor, trailer & top, $850
(863)532-9667
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239'
FIBERGLASS BOAT.- 17/2, tri
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
Ranger Bass Boat, '83, 150hp
Mercury, lots of new stuff,
great condition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-4056
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
V BOTTOM BOAT 12 Ft., Alu-
minum. Very good condition.
$300. (863) 824-0801


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000'.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798


BOAT MOTOR 1996 Long
Shaft, 30 hp Evinrude, 0/B.
Excellent condition. $800.
(863)763-3568/447-4024



AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.
(863)467-6696


CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX: of 7
New, Harley Davidson Items.
$200 for all. Call for details.
(863)612-0055
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
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331.
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Icids hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
(863)467-0085.



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
HONDA 90 SPORT TRAX, '03,
4 wheeler, exc. cond., manu-
al trans., gas powered, yel-
low, $1100. (863)810-6149
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
.hours, Runs great. $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250-4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA PW80,1993, Runs
good. Looks'good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
(863)357-1576


GULFSTREAM '05- 36FT, w/2
slide outs, 2br, set up in park
near Okee Tantie,
(863)610-1055
HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
like new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Idabakerl2?(5aol.com

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or (863)763-0257.


ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new
paint, detailed, black, $4900
(863)634-3451

CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE,
'83, 4 door, good shape,
$1500. (863)357-1821
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
FORD TAURUS STATION
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
(863)634-8019
FORD THUNDERBIRD, '90,
red, needs work, $250 or
best offer. (863)484-0305 of
(863)763-8318
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
(863)634-1909/634-3931 or
(305)797-5011
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
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.
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
SEABRING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830 ,
SEBRING CONVERTIBLE- '04,
Red with beige top, Beautiful
3500 mi. Must see $15,000
neg. 863-697-6540
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
(863)675-5001


CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826



CHEVY BLAZER, '89, $1,000.
(863)467-4650


GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950r.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22



CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
(863)467-6434
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
(863)467-1901.
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
'Firm (863)697-673'1


TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645


UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038


DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423


TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827


TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645


CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
(863)697-6540


FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner tar- $5850
(863)467-2267


GMC SUBURBAN 1500 SLT-
'99, Gray, All power,
$10,500 or best offer.
863-697-6540


CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617


LET US MEET YOUR
TRAILER NEEDS!!
Utility trailers, Equipment,
Dump, etc.,
THE TRAILER ZONE
910 Hwy 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
(863)285-9144
Toll Free (877)FLA-TRLZ


TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095


TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $250,0.
(772)569-6285


DODGE WORK VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
(863)234-6040


FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
ood, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer
(863)467-2131


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE OF SECOND/FINAL
CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLL
Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida
Statutes, W.C. Sherman, Property Ap-
praiser of Okeechobee County hereby
in,i. i rI...i ,, ir.i 1. t ,. I 6,', 1 h
the Tax Collector on the 15th day of
December 2005, for the collection of
Taxes.
104441 ON 12/17/05


Community Events


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 C6unty 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-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school..The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's 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 the 'New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492. ./

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell.phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their iii a i,..- office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.

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


Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7:30
p.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-
2225; or, (863) 697-3110.

Church holding youth services
The 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) 467-1066.

Holiday CD benefits Hospice
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 has produced a Christ-
mas CD in which some of the proceeds will be donated to Hospice of
Okeechobee. The CD, which features local artists, is available at Rustic
Ranch Furniture, Crown Custom Computer, Lawrence Insurance
Agency, Hospice of Okeechobee's Country Store, VFW Post #10539,
Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and the office of Main Street. Donations
to Hospice of Okeechobee will support their Hospice residence.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 777t 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 donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, 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 cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by.side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as all American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reacli people in your community with life-
saving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the
American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


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 Candace at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The tempo-
rary 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 avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives 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 historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of the
old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce. They
also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee"
which sells fo, $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 Voluntary
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.vpkflorida.org; or, they can con-
tact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registra-
tion.

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3619, ext.'502.