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Vol. 96 No. 353 Monday, December 19,2005 50M Plus tax


Brief

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
e 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.
S 310 S.E.8th Dr.
a 2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
2228 S.E. 38th Trail in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
211 24th St. in Buckhead
Ridge
All of Kissimmee River
Estates
e 2801 S.E. 18th Court
e 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.
*All of S.W Second Court
4600-S.E. 27th Street
501 S.E. Eighth St.
4411 S.W 13th Ave. in
Palm Village
1711 S.W 35th Diive
2531 S.E. 23rd St. in Taylor
Creek Isles
e 116 N.E. Eighth Ave: in
River Run Resort
*S.W 18th St. in Oak Park

Inside
New Orleans'
streetcars return
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -
The clackety-clack is officially
back.
New Orleans on Sunday
resumed its streetcar service,
which had been out of com-
mission since Hurricane Katri-
na wiped out the utility poles
and metal tracks used to propel
the city's trademark mode of
transportation.
Car number 930, adorned
with holiday garland and red
ribbon, was the first to roll out
from the French Market post at
7a.m.
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Drought Index
Current: 246
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.05 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . .9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events .. .4
Crossword. ...........9
Obituaries .......3
Opinion ......... ..4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............ 6
TV .......*.. ......10
Weather ......... ...2
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Winter Carnival: Students sing Christmas carols


Okeecrobee NewsKatrina Elsken
South Elementary School second graders helped entertain visitors at the school's
annual Winter Carnival on Thursday, Dec. 15.
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Commission


hears of trash


woes in Viking


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In an all day meeting on
Thursday, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners again discussed
the problems at Viking subdi-
vision, heard a report from
property appraiser Bill Sher-
man about his legal battle
with Florida Power and Light
(FP&L) and adopted amended
bylaws and charter for the.
Okeechobee County Fair Asso-
ciation.
Cathy Friedman of Viking
appeared before the commis-
sioners to discuss the trash
problem.


"Waste Management is not
doing their job," she asserted.
"If Waste Management did
their job, there would be no
need for a dumpster."
Ms. Friedman was referring
to the proposal that Waste
Management put dumpsters in
central areas in Viking. She
contended that Waste Man-
agement treats Viking differ-
ently by not picking up trash
bags that they would pick up
in other neighborhoods. She
said children were waiting for
buses in areas strewn \ rih
broken glass and trash. She
said that weekend people
See Trash -Page 2


DCA land use


plan explained


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Third graders took their turn In the holiday concert at South Elementary School's Win-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News'
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers heard a presentation on a
program adopted by the state
legislature in 2000 and adminis-
tered by the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) that
could be a lifesaver for the
county's large landowners that
are facing struggles to keep
their agricultural operations in
the black.
Anita Jenkins of Wilson-
Miller, a community and


regional planning organization,
described the Rural Land Stew-
ardship Program to the com-
missioners at their Dec. 15
meeting. The program is an
incentive based strategy for a
sustainable rural future. It is
predicted that in the next 25
years, 10 million people will
move to Florida. Each year dur-
ing that time, the population
will increase in a number
equivalent to the population of
Collier County. Agriculture is
endangered in Florida since the
See DCA -Page 2


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Generous donation
George Roberts (right) of the VFW Post No. 9528 of
Buckhead Ridge presents a check to Kip Gardner (left),
Past Master of Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 and
a member of the VFW. The donation is for the Salvation
Army and their work with Hurricane Katrina relief. The
funds were raised by members of the VFW through din-
ners and yard sales.


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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 of this newspaper during
the month of December.
Bring old holiday photos to the
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos
while you wait. Or, e-mail photos
as jpg attachments to okee-
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
Collector and Property Appraiser
will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 22,
and will remain closed on Friday,
Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in
observance of the Christmas holi-
day.

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


Young artists
to be selected


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

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
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons -
$31,100; four persons $34,550;
five persons $37,300; six per-.
sons $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 Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing Inc.
office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.


Trash

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leave trash on Monday and some
residents put out trash every day.
County Administrator George
Long said he met a few days ago
with Jeff Sabin of Waste Manage-
ment and told him that what is
happening is not acceptable. He
promised that Mr. Sabin would
be at the next commissioners
meeting with a determination
from corporate headquarters.
"I think they are in'breach of
contract; I'm tired of messing
with them," said Commissioner
Clif Betts.
He suggested taking new bids
for trash collection.
Ms. Friedman also addressed
the problems caused by the pri-
vate roads in Viking.
County Attorney John Cassels
said that the ball is in Coquina
Water Control District's court; as
far as accepting the roads from
the successors of the developers
of Viking. He said the dedication
of the roads to Coquina would
be a step in clearing up the prob-


DCA


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population is beginning to shift to
the interior counties.Wrt "
Agriculture in Florida is under
attack due to market forces, citrus
canker and climates extremes.
Urban sprawl is the only alterna-
tive to many rural landowners.
Rural land stewardship is an
incentive-based system to
encourage preservation of natural
resources, retain agriculture and
promote quality diversification in
rural areas. The program bal-
ances natural resources and agri-
culture and encourages landown-
ers to protect large parcels that
retain natural habitats.
The program promotes com-
munities at the edge of agricultur-
al areas that are compact, mixed
use, self sufficient and pedestrian


lems.
Ms. Friedman complained of
people shooting rifles around
houses. Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul May said he had
extra deputies in the area during
hunting season and he had per-
suaded people to go to the
northwest .section of Viking
where there are no homes.
Turning to legal matters, Mr.
Sherman reported on his lawsuit
with Florida Power and Light
(FP&L) over their 1999 property
taxes. He contended that FP&L
owed $40 million in taxes, while
FP&L stated they only owned
$20 million. The judge awarded
the county $34 million. Howev-
er, Mr. Sherman said he would
appeal the decision.
He stated the appeal would
not cost as much in legal fees as
the original trial.
"They haven't won," Mr.
Sherman said of FP&L.
He noted that the judge did
not accept FP&L's appraisal or
their methodology. Lawsuits for
succeeding years are still pend-
ing.
In answer to a question from
Commissioner Betts, Mr. Sher-


oriented.
The program is iniated by pri-
vate landowners. At least 10,000
acres of agriculture-designated
land is necessary and the pro-
gram can involve one or several
landowners. The program desig-
nates areas suitable for develop-
ment that balance agriculture,
natural resources and growth.
Natural resources are protected at
no cost to the public.
Agriculture benefits by having
Options other than selling to a
developer. Agricultural lands are
kept on the tax rolls, unlike the
government buyout programs to
protect the environment. The pro-
gram proves an economic incen-
tive to land owners to retain agri-
culture and eliminates uses -that
displace agriculture.
New towns and villages meet
specific location criteria acid
design guidelines. The infrastruc-


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man replied that in spite of legal
expenses the county was still
coming out ahead in the law-
suits.
Another matter that has been
ongoing is the creation of an
Okeechobee County Fair Associ-
ation.
Commissioners approved an
amended charter and bylaws for
the panel. Mr. Cassels had previ-
ously suggested that commis-
sioners not be listed as members
of the fair group, since they were
in the original charter. He said
this would avoid a conflict of
interest.
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center committee also
presented a list of recommenda-
tions to the commissioners on
the use of the center. Because of
the late hour, Commission Chair-
man John Abney said the sug-
gestions would be on the agenda
for the next meeting.
However, Mr. Abney did
direct staff to look into securing
funding to build a 200,000-
square-foot exhibition hall at the
center that could be used as a
hurricane shelter.


ture is planned and built in
advance of demand. Sprawl is
eliminated, and business is closer
to the workforce housing. Com-
pact sized neighborhoods mean
that residents are less car depend-
ent.
The current and future resi-
dents of Florida have a new
choice compact, mixed use,
pedestrian-friendly new towns
and villages. The program pro-
motes economic vitality by allow-
ing a person to live and work in
the same area. Also, services are
centralized.
In 2002, Collier County adopt-
ed this program that protected 27
square miles, and acquired a new
mixed-use community.- St. Lucie
County is submitting its plan to
DCA.
Okeechobee City Councilman
Dowling Watford expressed con-
cernabout the decline of agricul-
ture and said the program is a
"really good option."
Local rancher and citrus grow-
er Sonny Williamson said the pro-
gram was of great interest to him.
He said a person could go to Dade
County and see what will happen
if we don't adopt the program. He
said it was the first program with
additional credit given for protect-
ing sensitive lands.
The great benefit, he said, is
that the owner can keep his prop-
erty and the public gets the bene-
fit of environment protection.
Peter Harris of Adams Ranch
said it was the first program that
allowed his ranch to control their
destiny. The emphasis is on keep-
,ing land on the tax rolls and keep-
ing people on the land who can
run it, he said.
Land with a stewardship ease-
ment will stay in agricultural use
forever. The land can be sold but
the stewardship easement will
remain in effect. The land is
locked to agricultural use. -
Mr. Williamson said the devel-
oped land will remain surround-
ed by open countryside, which,
would increase- the value of the
property.
Commission Chairman John
Abney suggested conducting a
workshop to learn the details of
the program.
County Attorney John Cassels
noted that this program gives
bonuses for the characteristics of
the land, rather than for the size
for the land.

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State begins financial aid program


Tallahassee Help is on the
way for students who can't fig-
ure out how to complete the
Free Application for Federal Stu-
dent Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is
the federal government's instru-
ment for calculating need-based
financial aid and the official doc-
ument used by every college and
university to determine eligibility
for federal student aid. The form
must be completed by students
and parents each year to apply
for all types of federal, state, or
college-sponsored financial aid,
including grants, some scholar-
ships, educational loans, and
work programs.
Today, the Division of Com-
munity Colleges and Workforce
Education Chancellor David
Armstrong joined the Founda-
tion for Florida's Community
Colleges to announce Florida's
participation in College .Goal
Sunday, a one day event for low-
income and first generation col-
lege bound students. These stu-
dents and families will receive
expert help filling out the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA).


"Research shows that many
families feel they can't afford a
college education for their chil-
dren, even though millions of
dollars in financial aid are avail-
able," said Chancellor Arm-
strong. "The College Goal Sun-
day program was designed to
show families that higher educa-
tion is within their reach."
On February 19, 2006, finan-
cial aid experts will be on hand
in 20 urban and rural counties to
provide one-on-one help (in
English, Spanish and Creole)
completing the FAFSA. Last year
473,057 college-bound students
in those counties completed the
FAFSA but more than half lived in
families with incomes below the
poverty level and 37 percent of
their parents never attended col-
lege.
"We are targeting the stu-
dents in these counties to give
them hope for their future and to
help them secure a college edu-
cation," explained Bill Spiers,
director of financial aid at Talla-
hassee Community College and
chair of the Florida College Goal
Sunday Steering Committee.


"These are students that typically
fall through the cracks and we
want to change that."
By completing and submit-
ting the FAFSA form accurately
and on time, college-bound stu-
dents increase their chances of
receiving financial aid. Students
who log onto the Florida College
Goal Sunday Web site at
www.floridacollegegoal.com
can see a sample FAFSA form,
find out what documents they'll
need to complete it and where to
find the College Goal Sunday
events in their community on
Feb. 19, 2006.
"Many students and their par-
ents-have difficulty applying for
these funds," said Dr. Beverly
Sermons, director of Outreach
and Access for the Division of
Community Colleges and Work-
force Education. "With College
Goal Sunday we're going to
make it easier by giving them
two things. The first is more
information about the availabili-
ty of millions of dollars in finan-
cial aid and second, expert assis-
tance with filling out the FAFSA
to get this money for college."


College Goal Sunday is not
just for new college students.
Returning students can also go
to events on Feb. 19, 2006 to
receive financial aid assistance
from professional financial aid
administrators.
Sixteen years ago, College
Goal Sunday started in Indiana
and today'the program is being
held in more than 20 states. With
the addition of Florida and six
other states in the coming year, it
is projected that College Goal
Sunday will serve more than
100,000 students and families by
2007.
"College Goal Sunday is an
excellent partnership between
The Foundation for Florida's
Community Colleges, the Florida
Department of Education, and
the Lumina.Foundation for Edu-
cation," said Chancellor Arm-
strong. "This program is a key
component in providing access
to higher education for a typical-
ly under-represented population
in our state."
For more information about
College Goal Sunday, log on at
www.floridacollegegoal.com.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Bringing up the grade
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus recently went from a
D to a B on the FCAT school grade. Freshman Campus
Principal Toni Wiersma (left) made a presentation to an
educator's conference explaining how the school did it. At
the Dec. 6, meeting of the Okeechobee County School
Board, Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools,
commended her on the presentation. Also recognized but
not pictured was Carlen Huckabee, reading coach.


Holiday Events


Santa visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler
Park on Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His
visits are sponsored by the Kiwa-
nis Club of Okeechobee.

Santa tour
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 southeast section of the city.
And on Dec. 23, he will tour the
southwest portion of the city.

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 direc-
tion 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.

Toy drive
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 children between the ages of
baby to teen are needed. Also
needed are turkeys, hams and all
the trimmings for Christmas din-
ners. 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.

Holiday photos
The Okeechobee News is
seeking photos of local Christ-
mas celebrations from 1980 or
earlier (25 years ago or older) for
use in the Looking Back feature
of this newspaper during the
month of December. Bring old
holiday photos to the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th Street, Okeechobee, during
regular office hours, Monday-Fri-
day, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and we
will copy the photos while you
wait. Or, e-mail photos as jpg
attachments to


okeenews@newszap.com.
Please include as much informa-
tion as you can about when and
where the photo was taken and
who is in the photo. Photos may
be of community or family cele-
brations in the Okeechobee area.

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


Educational Briefs


DAR offers
scholarship
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 scholarship under the
aegis Okeechobee Chapter
NSDAR. The $500 scholarship is
awarded annuallyto an Okee-
chobee High School Senior.
For eligibility, a graduating
senior must meet certain
requirements, and be chosen by
the scholarship committee.
Seniors interested in applying
for this scholarship may acquire
, an application from the High
School.'
For more information please
contact Kenna Noonan at (863)


763-2815 or (863) 634-5669.

Scholarship
fund established
A scholarship fund is being
established through the Okee-
chobee Education Foundation in
memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker,
who recently died of lung can-
cer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical
education teacher that taught in
the Okeechobee County school
system for 30 years.
To contribute to the fund,
mail or take contributions to the
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St., in Okeechobee. Contri-
butions can also be taken to the
Okeechobee County School
Board offices at 700 S.W. Second
Ave.
Checks should be made
payable to the Okeechobee Edu-


Glades County Roundup


Cowboys for Christ
in need of toys
Cowboys for Christ are in need
of toys for Christmas. If you can
help please call Denna Scantland,
president of the Palmdale Chapter
at (863) 612-0640, they will pick
them up or you may deliver them
personally. Your help is appreciat-
ed. There are a lot of children who
are in need. Thank you for your
support and many blessings
through the holiday season.

Festival plans
activity day
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning something
. new this year, a "Kids are for the
Birds" activity day in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven.
Build birdhouses; learn about
Florida's 15 species of bats, what
flowers you should plant to attract


native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more informa-
tion call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


Volunteers are
needed for festival

Final preparations are being
made for the annual, Glades-
Hendry County Big "0" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday through
Sunday, Jan. 27-29, at the Doyle
Conner Building in Moore Haven.
Volunteers are needed to install
signage, help set up tables, man
registration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously natu-
ral Glades County and America's
Sweetest Town. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


Obituary


William L. Shearer, Sr.
William L. Shearer, Sr., age 68, of
Lakeport, died Friday, Dec. 16,2005,
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis. He
had been a resident of Lakeport
since 1995 and served in the U.S.
Army.
He is survived by: his wife of 48
years, Phyllis G. Shearer of Lakeport;
son, William Lee Shearer, Jr., of
Myakka City; two granddaughters,
Ashlee and Hailee Shearer of Myak-
ka City; his mother, Beatrice Shearer
of Bradenton; brothers, Bobby


Shearer of Lakeport and David
Shearer of Bradenton; and, sister,
BettyWarner of Bradenton.
A memorial service will be held
Thursday, Dec. 22,2005, at 7 p.m., at
the Oneco United Methodist Church
in Bradenton.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to the Oneco United
Methodist Church at 2112 53rd Ave.,
Bradenton, Florida 34203.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory


national Foundation, and note
that it is for the Joyce Hacker
Scholarship.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday and
Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole
Reservation, Brighton, Adult
basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist advised
Floridians to be careful when
using credit and debit cards to
pay for gifts during this holiday
shopping season in order to
avoid becoming victims of iden-
tity theft. Crist, who convened
the state's second annual Identi-
ty Theft Summit in Tampa, said
unsuspecting holiday shoppers
create inviting targets for ID
thieves.
Crist advised consumers to be
careful when reaching into their
wallet to pay for gift purchases,
to make sure no one is lurking to
steal a credit card number. At the
same time, he said, the crowds
and turmoil at shopping centers
makes it vitally important that
parents also keep a close eye on
small children.
"When holiday shopping, it is
easy to become distracted while
looking for the perfect gift and
the best bargain," said Crist.
"Hectic shopping malls can be a
.breeding ground for rip-off
artists and other criminals, and
Floridians should take steps to
protect themselves, their loved
ones and their personal informa-
tion."
Crist said the holiday season
is the best time for the Identity
Theft Summit, which, brought
together officials from law
enforcement, the retail industry,
banking and other sectors to dis-
cuss ways to reduce ID theft in
Florida. The Attorney General's


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Winning card
This giant Christmas card in Flagler Park, sponsored by


Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a Grace Christian School, was the first-place winner in the
second language, Tuesday and schools and-civic organizations category.
Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday, from Conmmunity .Event
7 a.m. until noon; El Centro
Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Cit- New class available at IRCC
izenship class, Thursday, from
ize6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid- A class will be available at the Indian River Community College
6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid- Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
dle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, with physical education on their certification or other interested par-
adult basic education/GED and ties. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries -
English as a second language IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for three consecu-
classes, Monday through Thurs-,tive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be a three-credit
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Ever- class that will cover what to look concerning sports injuries, the pre-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E. vention of sports injuries and how to protect yourself from potential
Eighth St., English as a second lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., Eng- M-moril Tribute
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Fraud Hotline has received some
3,400 calls concerning identity
theft since it was instituted in
2003. According to the Federal
Trade Commission, a total of
38,325 Floridians filed fraud or
identity theft complaints in 2004,
and almost one-third of the
16,062 identity theft complaints
concerned credit card fraud.
Crist offered the following
suggestions for Floridians to
avoid identity theft while shop-
ping:
When making purchases at
retail stores, don't take out credit
cards before you get to the regis-
ter. This will allow you to control
the number of people who see
the information on your cards
and will reduce the chance of
misplacing them.
Protect your credit num-
bers from the people around -
you.
Beware of others who have
cell phones in their hands but
are not making calls. Clever
thieves are using cell phones to
take photographs or videos -of
credit cards or personal informa-
tion.
Carry only the credit or
debit cards your plan to use for
holiday purchases. If your wallet
or purse is stolen, fewer
accounts will be affected.
When making purchases
with the Internet and cell
phones, make online purchases
through secure websites from
companies you trust.


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Community Events

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee.

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

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

Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of
toys is currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for
children between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also need-
ed 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 #D 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 serv-
ice 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; or, go to http://www.fumco-
kee.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.

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. Parroft
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
Okeechobee's blue volunteer building located at the corner of
S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient
care in Okeechobee.





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Looking Back ...
In 1948 the Okeechobee High School band was the Class C state champions. Band members included: (top row) Rus-
sell Collins, Morice Flora, Betty Nix Collins, Emory Walker, John Burdeshaw, 'Jaws" Gardner, Tommy Markham, Malton
Lightsey, Jack Boettger and Billy Tomlinson; (third row) band director M.O. Kent, J. Clay, Shirley Hancock, Dorthv Stew-
art, Betty Fay Thomas, Betty Ann Lamb, Diane Williamson, Bobby Raulerson, Carol Domer and June Cone; (second row)
John Kinsaul, Raulie Raulerson, Evelyn Cone, Imogene Lightsey, Janice Lightsey, Willa Bea Rudd, WandaWorth, Kath-
leen McCullers, Austin Raulerson and Leon Williams; (first row) Clariece Walker, Mary A. Louthan, Nancy Boettger, Laura
Mae Campbell, 'Babs' Hayes, Gordon Grooms, Gene Phelps, 'Bucky' Burgstiner, Wanda Nix, Ernestine Hunt and Jack
Williamson. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the
Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and infor-
mation about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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 meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
261.
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 extensive. Registration is
$20, and each'class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big LakeMission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
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, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Chorch of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or
(868) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at
5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other
support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary
Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
;gge Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
%are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
cal(jirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.


Community Events

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

DOR offering free tax classes
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering free 2006
intangible tax seminars at the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 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, Feb. 4 and
5. Local non-profit organizations seeking fundraising project
opportunities should contact 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
disaster training classes each month, January through April. Each
class will cover different areas Red Cross disaster training. Inter-
ested 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 continu-
ous discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you
would like to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico
or coach Pung at (863) 462-5043.

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.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry work-
ing in partnership with the community and local families in need,
is looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their
first house. Construction experience is appreciated but not
required. Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work on the following com-
mittees: 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 Hurri-
cane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given
a Red Cross receipt.

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

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phon tJo return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 94-activated for
participants. If you have any used cell phones to d te call (863)
763-2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 4134
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George McKinney, a resident at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility since 2000, had his most recent painting
displayed in the 2006 calendar. Mr. McKinney's work is
featured as the snowy January scene.


Sandy Perry of the Okeechobee Health Care Facility,
acknowledges art instructor Bobbie Harris for her work
with residents at a ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony
was held to unveil the art work completed by residents at
the center who attend Ms. Harris' twice a week art class.
Residents at the center have been Ms. Harris' students for
the past six years. The works of art painted by residents
are featured in the annual calendar produced each year.


As a resident at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility, Vale-
da Collins, age 90, displays her most recent painting
depicting the blossoms of spring in the 2006 issue of the
Health Care Facility's calendar. Mrs. Collins, who has been
a resident of the center for two years, had no previous art
experience before joining the art class at the center.


Laura Dupper, age 80, proudly displays her painting at
Tuesday's unveiling ceremony held at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. Mrs. Dupper and her husband have
both been residents of the center since 2002. Her beau-,
tiful artwork depicting crimson poinsettias is reproduced
for the month of December in the 2006 calendar.


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unveiling ceremony at the Okeechobee Health Care Facili-
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Domer's Machine Shop for many years, participates in the
center's art and painting program taught by Bobbie Harris.
Each of the paintings displayed at the ceremony were
reproduced for the 2006 edition of the health care facility's
calendar.


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Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their ..
men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
School.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Game times are 7 and 8 p.m. each
night. The upper division teams will
play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.

OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
each.
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
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DRY CLEANING
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Club donates gifts
Members of the newly formed Butch's Redneck Yacht Club adopted 10 foster children
and other kids in need through My Aunt's Closet as recipients of their donated Christ-
mas gifts. Members are (left to right, first row): Travis Schooley (holding Wilson), Deb-
bie Lewis, Merrilee Berglund, Debbie Schooley, Kevin Schooley, and Judy Watt Vol-
unteer of the Year for My Aunt's Closet; (second row): Stuart Mead, Phyllis Mead, Dot
Snow, Debbie Spell, Karen Kayser, Timmie Oldiges; and, (third row): Harry White and
Lambie Lamb. Presents were placed under a Christmas tree Friday, Dec. 16, for delivery
to foster parents on Dec. 20. The group organized the gift-giving through Reba Folsom
(not pictured), co-founder of My Aunt's Closet.


Company celebrates 10 years


Paul Rieck, owner of Lake Okee-
chobee Insurance, has announced
that his growing company is 10
years old in December of this year.
A visit to either of his two loca-
tions would allow a person to see a
very active and friendly place of
business with a spacious and pleas-
antly decorated client lobby. There
is a perception of quiet pride and
credibility in a local business that
goes this far to make its customers.
comfortable.
But it hasn't always been this
easy to serve the needs of Lake
Okeechobee Insurance's cus-
tomers.
"We had the normal growing
challenges of any business but
we're handling them just fine and


keeping people happy. Then, the
hurricanes of 2004 struck," said Mr.
Rieck.
While handling the questions
and claims of many insured, Mr.
Rieck and staff had the added diffi-
culty of being among the victims of
Hurricane Jeanne, sustaining mas-
sive damage to the Okeechobee
office location.
"We had a lot to work through
and I can only say that the experi-
ence proved to me we have the
best customers and the best
employees of anyone in this busi-
ness," said Mr. Rieck.
And in spite of the storms, they
are one of the fastest growing insur-
ance agencies in the area. In the last
couple of years, Lake Okeechobee


Insurance has rebuilt the original
offices in a bigger and better fash-
ion. They have opened another
branch in Sebring and are serving
the needs of that marketplace.
Staff has increased from two
people to over 11 employees and
growing. In addition to the full array
of insurance products and services,
the firm now offers tax service
preparation, making for even
busier times in the first quarter of
eachyear.
Look for upcoming information
about the 10-year celebration to be
held at the Okeechobee branch.
For more information contact
Lake Okeechobee Insurance at
(863) 357-1820 or visit
www.insureokeechobee.com.


Local KOA manager earns award


BILLINGS, MONTANA was promoted to general manager
Kampgrounds of America (KOA), of the Okeechobee Resort KOA in
Inc. presented Wendy Woodman, 2003. With Woodman in this role,
general manager of the Okee- all measures of business success
chobee, Resort KOA Kampground, on the campground have
.with,the 2005'ConpanY Properties improved in the past two years. Jn
'Mainagero6f the'Yeair@arcdi This' her tenure with KOA, Woodman
award recognizes Woodman for has established herself as a leader
her exceptional job performance within the KOA system as well as
and operation of a company' the entire campground industry.
owned KOA. "Wendy's commitment and
Wendy Woodman started her dedication has made a tremen-
KOA career eight years ago as a dous contribution to the overall
work kamper at the Houston West, success of the Okeechobee Resort
Texas and Durango East, Colo. KOA," says Shane Ott, Senior Vice
KOA franchises. In 1999, she. President, Company Operated
entered into campground manage- Properties at- KOA, Inc. "I am
ment at the Estes Park, Colorado extremely proud of Wendy's efforts
KOA. After three successful sea- and pleased to award her as the
sons, she was hired in Florida KOA Company Properties 2005
where she began working for Manager of the Year."
KOA'sCompany Operated Proper- The Okeechobee KOA is KOA's
ties division. Woodman served as largest resort campground, situat-
the operations manager for the St. ed on 117 beautiful acres in the
Petersburg KOA for two years, then unspoiled heart of Florida. Camp-


ground amenities include over 750
paved RV and tent sites, Kamping
Kottages and Kabins, a 9-hole Golf
Course, Driving Range, and Pro
Shop, an 18,0'0 'niare foot Con-
vention Center, and an Club.
For more information on the Oket
chobee KOA, go to www.okee-
chobeekoa.com.
Established in Billings, Mont. in
1962, Kampgrounds of America,
Inc. is the franchised campground
industry leader. KOA offers RV, tent,
Kamping Kabin and Kottage sites
at hundreds of campground loca-
tions in North America and Japan.
Currently KOA has nearly 450 fran-
chised campgrounds, and 20 com-
pany operated properties that are
open to the public and no mem-
bership is required. For more infor-
mation, visit Kampgrounds of
America on the Internet at
www.koa.com.


Good behavior pays off!
Students from Osceola Middle School are rewarded with "spears". Spears are given for
nice deeds, going above and beyond and positive behavior. This month's grand prize
winner of the "Spears" drawing was Mathew McGhee. Mathew won a bicycle and helmet
donated by Big Lake National Bank.


Deel earns Master Certification


OKEECHOBEE The prac-
tice of servicing automobiles has
evolved from years past. Dealer-
ships are now equipped with
cutting edge information tech-
nology and advanced computer
equipment, which requires auto-
motive technicians to be more
skilled than ever before. Those
who are most successful are
highly trained and knowledge-
able about the complex internal
computer systems in the myriad
of cars and trucks they service.
J. Deel, Jr. of Eddie Accardi, J-
E-C-P-D, Inc. has been distin-
guished as an exceptional techni-
cal service professional by
achieving the highest certifica-
tion level from Daimler/Chrysler
- the Master Technician. Only
five percent of service profes-
sionals nationwide achieve this
status.
Earning Master Technician
.status reflects years of dedicated
effort to complete hundreds of
hours of training and achieve-


ment of exceptional customer
satisfaction scores. To maintain
the elite status of Master Techni-
cian, individuals must continue
to demonstrate extensive techni-
cal knowledge among a vast
portfolio of Chrysler, Jeep and
Dodge products, complete addi-
tional courses in their areas of
expertise and maintain ASE Cer-
tification.
"I am proud of the effort that
I've made towards earning the
Master Technician certification
from Daimler Chrysler," said'
Deel, Jr. "I believe that customers
expect to have their cars repaired
correctly on their first visit, and
that takes both diagnostic and
repair skills. That philosophy and
the effective technical training
are the tools that helped me to
earn Master Certification."
Vehicle maintenance and
repair used to be just about
knowing what was under the
hocd Today, h,.:v., er, success-
ful automolive technicians must


be familiar with automotive
basics while staying abreast with
the constant evolution of tech-
n9logy that has become an inte-
gral part of almost every automo-
tive system. Furthermore,
consumers now have many
choices and high service expec-
tations, so providing effective
maintenance and rp-,ir is crucial
to being sucu ~.rul at retaining
consumers for future automotive
needs.
"Deel, Jr. demonstrates the
commitment to professionalism
and career development we like
to see from our employees," said
James Jackson, Service Manager
of Eddie Accardi, J-E-C-P-D, Inc.
"We want to make sure that
our customers',vehicles are fixed
right the first time and they are
satisfied. The service technician
plays a crucial role in making that
happen."
For more information, please
contact J. Deel, Jr., of Eddie
Accardi J-E-C-P-D, Inc. at (863)
357-0500.


Financial firm hosts open house


Sharon Ming, an investment
representative with the financial
services firm, Edward Jones,
invites the public to attend an
open house to celebrate Christ-
mas. The open house will be held
on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m.,.
at 107 S.W. Seventeenth Street-
Suite J.
"We are happy to be part of
the Okeechobee community and
would like to express our appreci-


ation for the confidence and sup-
port we receive year-round,"
Ming said.
Edward Jones, one of the only
major financial services firms pro-
viding advice to individual
investors exclusively, currently
serves more than 6 million
clients. The firm offers its clients a
variety of investments, including
certificates of deposit, taxable and
non-taxable bonds, stocks and


mutual funds.
The largest firm in the nation
in terms of branch offices,
Edward Jones currently has more
than 9,000 offices in the U.S. and,
through its affiliates, in Canada
and the United Kingdom.
The Edward Jones interactive
web site is located at
www.edwardjones.com.


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(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


JACK RUSS/BLUE HEALER
Energetic, needs lots of rooms
to run. Housebroken. lyr old.,
Friendly dog. (863)697-6309
RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
(863)635-4690.


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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
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avail., Great pay, working envi-
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111 S Parrot Ave.
GROVE HELP WANTED
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reimbursement. For a
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will receive a $200 sign-
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Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
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resume to: 561-996-8559.
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PEOPLE NEEDED: FT/PT
Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
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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


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to provide companionship & to
prepare meals for elderly
woman w/Alzheimers disease.
Every other Saturday,
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8am-5pm. $10 hr.
Call for.details (863)634-4458
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Appliance Parts 520
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Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/.Rugs 550
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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 rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
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, brig
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


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WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good
condition $125
(863)467-0109



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


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
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


LAMPS, (2), brand new, never
been used, cream & gold,
$35 for both.
(863)635-0474


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)801-6149
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
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most successful sales-
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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.
SEXRP. 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



ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
(863)674-0314
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.


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
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
(863)763-3073
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak W/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
(863)675-3944
Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck doves
for turtle doves, $25
(863)675-6214 aft 6pm
LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
$795-$995 each. 2M/IF.
Shots & Wormed. Mother
on premises. (863)357-2676
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
PITBULL Pups Full blooded
everything up to date, 1 male 1
female, also avail, huge dog
kennel $250 (863)227-0396
PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M


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


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



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


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


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665
WHEEL CHAIR NEEDED For
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892

Agriculture



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




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 lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200


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paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE 2br, 1ba. 12 mi.
north qf Okeechobee. $500
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965 or "
(863)763-6406



BASSWOOD, brand new,
3BR/2BA, 1 garage, $1150
mo. Call Guenter
(561)707-5135
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, new
home, 2964 NW 35th Ave,
$1100/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec,(863)467-0128.



OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center
$1300/mo (561)795-4240
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING
Newly Renovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275S.F.+
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
(863)467-8889
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10w4j
Lots Sale 1015
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




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 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
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WASHER DRYER GE space
maker Stacked, like new
$450/neg. (863)357-1741"
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
1Oth 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- 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-
ons, $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
1g. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light,& medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
(863)635-0474
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
(863)946-3965.
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
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
863-447-1141
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, 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 incI/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.,
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


PISTOL, 9mm; w/case & 2
magazines, less than 50
rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396
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.


Storage Shed
This storage shed holds all the bicycles, tools and
camping and sports equipment that clutter the
garage. A good, basic do-it-yourself project, it
requires mostly straight cuts of standard-sized lum-
ber and simple construction techniques.
The completed shed measures six feet long by
four feet deep by six feet tall, but the size is easily
adjustable.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with 14 photos, traceable patterns for the
curved rafters, construction diagrams and a shopping
list and cutting schedule.
Storage Shed plan (No. 250) ... $9.95
Storage Sheds Package (No. C68)
Three projects incl. 250 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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


HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all apple. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam orJohn
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.


New 4 Bed/21/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376


Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800.
(863)673-4200/228-2140
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-4690
Frostproof
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
RED NOSE PUPPIES, UKC reg.
863-357-0985 or
863-261-2112
SHIH-TZU, female, 21/2 yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346



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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
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
10Oth 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


BUCK HEAD RIDGE, Over
2100 sq ft under air, Hot tub
Sea wall, Cement drive, Boat
lift, Carport, 2 storage sheds,
Deck above boat lift, Rock
fireplace & many other opts.
Furniture package avail.
See To Appreciate!
Call (863)763-8174 or
(612)-390-1159
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft, Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/2 Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
LAZY.7 ESTATES, 3BR/2/2BA,
in ground pool, '/2 acre,
completely remodeled, ce-
ramic tile, $242,000.
(863)634-6545 or 634-2728
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, just com-
pleted, 2000 sf. Kings Bay,
$200,000 (561)248-3111 or
(863)467-1280 evenings
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


OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$38,000 (877)262-6884
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.Nicinity 772-465-4489

Mobile Homes



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, immculate Kitchen,
sun ,,,:, ,.h .. ., 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.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

MobileHm








Okeechobee News, Monday, December 19, 2005


Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.

Recreation



Boat s 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FTr
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


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
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
PONTOON BtAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/traller. 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
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 & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
V BOTTOM BOAT 12 Ft., Alu-
minum. Very good condition.
$300. (863) 824-0801


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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


1-motocvci 1


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. Iclds 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 De.ere
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)801-6149
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


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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
Idabakeri2(daaol.com

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4J020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030)
Four Wheel Drive -035
Heavy Duty Trucks-404o
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40160
Utility Trailers 4-065
Vans 40?0



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


Parts R'


.1 II


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

CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE,
'83, 4 door, good shape,
$1500. (863)357-1821
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
305797-5011
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERCY 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
NISSAN SENTRA NX2000'93
Rebuilt trans. New tires.
130K mi. Runs good. 27 mi
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
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-
Storation. $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, $1950.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22



CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860


L i.i !,lAV0 SPORT '02
'*9 K ris Fully loaded. Must
I eel1 Rns great. $8500

DO iJ 0l VORK VAN 1986 -
1 .1/\i%0, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
iius eat $2500
(863,234-6"40
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
':old A/ C. Asking
or best offer
; .2i3


Community Events __


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
Agenic, Hospice of Okeechobee's Country Store, VFW Post #10539,
Bucknead 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, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable 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 Patrolis 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
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and H IV, 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). Thd 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-
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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.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of
the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce.
They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okee-
chobee" which sells for $4.

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott. Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Cominunity College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton; Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth'
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until
9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on I
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.


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Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be 'i., basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee L. .:'r, Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word i .,'sing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access an ::,ii lie internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, conta ti ;I' Orkeechobee
CountytLibrary at (863) 763-3536.

Children's Services Council aids '
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades H.Iein,.ntary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families v,1i 1tb children were
helped. The families faced a great deal of destriict a, l; ;l ; the hurri-
canes. Many of the children lost all of their clouit" ,. ''ys because
the roofs of their homes were tom off by the hea",. i 11 The council
also received funds from an anonymous donor an. ,' Elemen-
tary School donated a check that they received fir- .. ". -iren in Min-
nesota. The additional monies granted several families assistance after
the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all thie assistance from the
children and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still request-
ed assistance were referred to the Red Cross:

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

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offeis a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial at Is. The classes are
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, W\ednr~sdav and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a. r 2 ',p. in.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents o young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair. birth to 8 months
infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrificc twos, 3 year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "-arn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standan is for 3-, 4- and
5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County School
Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may download
them directly from the web at vww.schoolreadiriess.org.


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HOLLY CARBURETOR. 75 United
Double pumpei.e y Guilwing.
$75. (239)770-6"-23 nd $150
REAREND for F350 Dualij v -
works perfect, $20. a
(863)467-6434
RIMS & TIRES- 2C", Carne f .. .iN LT- '97,
a Dodge. $1000. .,p .... ',l ower, Very
(863)612-9879 1,:: best offer
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge ....
Mag Wheels. $300 F1:[r.f ,',r'PITION 1997- All
(863)467-1901. pr' r, black/grey- 2
S'v 't .' $5850
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson, i ; 6T
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or dL. d.i :LURiBAN 1500 SLT-
863-634-0399 ',. I power,
TONNEAU COVER by ARE I 0.500or best offer.
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed 6_' 40...
truck Excellent condition $300. '
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United CAR 0rLLEY $450 firm
Welding Systems, Gullwing, CAB ULLEY $450 firm
lockable, exc cond. $150 i ',
neg (863)697-1645 Tu TlTAI 4.5'x5' w/3ft
UTILITY CAP, for pick up ,]. r,,,;,is wood deck,
truck, for 8' bed, $400. i,.' d3), 34-5095
(863)673-5038 .. l


CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body.
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
offer. (941)416-5571
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827







12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 19, 2005


Okeechobee County Property


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$19,000.00
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$25,000.00
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$30,000.00
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$0.00
$13,100.00
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$17,000.00
$57,000.00
$0.00
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$0.00
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$5,000.00
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$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$83,000.00
$155,000.00
$78,000.00
$14,000.00
$35,500.00
$0.00
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$0.00
$0.00
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$5,000.00
$5,000.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
$100.00
$14,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$44,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$14,800.00,
$6,100.00
$7,800.00
$11,000.00
$13,500.00,
$0.00
$12,500.00
$1,300.00
$190,000.00
$0.00
$50,000.00
$3,100.00
$10,000.00
$8,000.00
$5,400.00
$13,300.00
S$3,600.00
$400.00
$12,500.00
$77,500.00
$9,500.00
$8,600.00
$0.00
S$0.00
$12,000.00
$100.00
$27,500.00
$5,000.00
$7,000.00
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$0.00


$0.00
$55,000.00
$30,000.00
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$0.00
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$18,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$6,000.00
$3,500.00


Name
MCCATTY SYBIL V TRUSTEE
JOHNSON JOSEPH C & ASHA
HALES JOHN F
OWENS JOHN M & DOROTHY J
CORONA ANDREA
MIKSCH RONALD A & ROSEANN
GUERRIER PAULETTE & GUERRIER A
RIPROCK HOMES INC
RIPROCK HOMES INC
O'NEAL ROBERT L JR
ROBBINS HAROLD
OROZCO DOMINGO & OROZCO RAUL
BAND MICHAEL LOUIS JR & LORI
LANIAK JANE A, ETAL.
SCHNEIDER DOUGLAS C & SHANA C
PRIEBE MYRON W & MARIE D
CUNNINGHAM VANNA
WOLOSKI JOHN R & LINDA E
ALFONSO GUSTAVO F
STOLL HENRY & KUOPPALA ROBERT
CAGLE KATHLEEN (LIFE ESTATE)
PHIPPS FREDDIE & SHELTON DAVID
PHIPPS FREDDIE & SHELTON DAVID
MATHIAS PAUL, ETAL
MARCUM TERESAA & MARCUM DANNY
SARAH & DINA INC
SARAH & DINA INC
BANYAN LAND TITLE CORP
HARRIS ANN
HARRIS ANN
DURHAM LELBURN D & EDITH
KING STEVEN G & DIANE D
HARRIS ANN
WALKER LLC
TREVOR JEAN
"MCKINNEY CHRISTOPHER & CHEVELA
DUMONT WESLEY J & ANGELA D
C H L HOLDINGS INC
LAROCCA TAMARA
MATHIAS PAUL, ETAL.
CORONA ANTONIO M
STOKES DARRYL & BARBARA
CRUZ EDUARDO J & MARY E
PITTMAN CURTIS LEE & PENI K
WOOTEN EVERETTE E II & LOUANN
STILES DAVID JUSTIN & COLON AN
GRINNELL LILLIAN F, ETAL.
.STEINBERG ARTHUR JR & LINDA J
NARCISSE ANEL & REFUSE
MCCORMACK DAVID & KATHY
HIGGINS TIMOTHY & TAMARA
RADFORD WAYNE & STACY
MARKS HARRY M & BONITA J
SIMMONS PEGGY L
DOLAN THOMAS A
DOLAN THOMAS A
GIBBS GEORGE W
RIPROCK HOMES INC
RIPROCK HOMES INC
LIFESTYLES & HEALTHCARE LTD
DOUGAL ANTHONY J & CLARE D
REYNA RITA C
WOODHAM FRANKLIN EDWIN (L E)
WOODHAM FRANKLIN EDWIN (L E)
HENDRICKS JOHN & KRISTINE
MCCAULEY PAUL D & CAROLYN S
RUEDINGER PHILLIP R & RUEDINGE
O'CONNELL THOMAS E & LORRAINE
ZAPATA REYNA & ZAPATA JENNIFER
BELL JOHN W & DEBORAH M
DEAN THOMAS W & LINDA S
BARKER DANNY & RAMONA
SIMS BENNIE C & LAURA K
FRA-MAR ENTERPRISES INC & KJB
MAXWELL DEVIN & ELIZABETH
SIMMONDS NESTOR
SIMMONDS NESTOR
MAXWELL DEVIN & ELIZABETH
NEAGLES JAMES C & DONNA M
FRA-MAR ENTERPRISES INC & KJB
HARRINGTON TIM
WUT ANNIE SO-CHUN
KHAN AMIR & KHAN BIBI
DYSCH JEREMY
SANDOVAL RIGOBERTO & LOPEZ HOR
KAMINESTER LEWIS H
HARRINGTON TIM
NELSON JEFFREY J
CHILDS KENNETH R
DYCUS RORY SHAUN.
KAMINESTER LEWIS H
CHILDS KENNETH R & FUGERE ALLE
NELSON JEFFREY J
KOLOSKE VANESSIA L
LYNN TAMMY & RUSH SHAWN '
SMITH ANDREW & MARCELINE
MORENQ NORMA
MORENO NORMA
BROWN ROBERT & EDMUND PAMALEE
HOKE MILAGRO
RAMSOCHIT SEERANIE
HARRINGTON TIM
SMITH ANDREW & MARCELINE
WALSH ROBERT E & BAKER KELLY A
KHAN MOONIR & SHALEEZA
AGUILAR JESUS & MARIBEL


DASSOW JACKI ANN
OUELLETTE BRIAN R & KIMBERLY S
BRONSON MELISSAANN & BRONSON
ISLAM AMINUL MD
MILLER MARY L, ETAL.
WORD CARROL
PALMER WELLEEL.
SHAFFER WILBERT A & WANDA L
HATFIELD KEVIN DAVID
FENTON WILLIAM B III, ETAL.
MONTAGNA DONALD SCOTT


Street
NE 356TH
NW 272ND
SE 2ND
SW 3RD
NW 4TH
SE 55TH


St. Type
CT
ST
TERR
AVE
AVE
LANE


NE 22ND ST


NW 5TH
SW 7TH
NW 282ND
SW 22ND
SW 13TH
NW 18TH
NW 39TH
NW 35TH
NW 37TH
NW 1ST
SE 14TH
SE 14TH

NE 1ST
HWY 70 W
HWY 70 W
NW 272ND
SW 7TH,

SW 86TH
SW 86TH
SW 86TH
SW 5TH
NE 26TH
NW 22ND
NW 320TH
NW 312TH
NW 310TH

SW 7TH
SW 86TH
SW 86TH
NW 190TH

NW 90TH
SE 28TH
NW 38TH
NW 286TH
SE 23RD
SW 86TH
SW 7TH
SW 7TH


ST
LANE
ST
CIR
AVE
AVE
AVE
AVE
AVE
PKWY
AVE
AVE

ST


ST
LANE

TERR
AVE
TERR
AVE
ST
AVE
ST
ST
ST

LANE
AVE
AVE
RD

CT
ST
AVE
ST
CT
AVE
LANE
LANE


NE 18TH LANE


NW 308TH
NW 1ST
NW 90TH

SE 36TH
SE 124TH
SE 6TH


ST
ST
CT

AVE
CT
AVE


NW 248TH ST
SW 11TH WAY
HWY 441 SE
SE 30TH ST
SE 2ND AVE


NW 28TH
NW 29TH
NW 32ND
NW 33RD
SE 54TH

NW 306TH
NW 306TH


SE 13TH
NW 302ND
NW 302ND


AVE
AVE
AVE
AVE
LANE

ST
ST


AVE
ST
ST


NE 4TH LANE
NW 274TH ST


NW 272ND
SW 85TH
NW 270TH
NW 268TH
NW 260TH
NW 260TH
SE 127TH
NW 266TH
NW 268TH
NW 266TH
NW 266TH
SE 42ND
NW 252ND
NE 62ND
SE 12TH
NE 14TH
HWY 441 SE

NW 316TH
HWY 70 E
"NW 282ND
SW 86TH


ST
AVE
ST
ST
ST
ST
TERR
ST
ST
ST
ST
TRAC
ST
PKWY
AVE
AVE


ST

ST
TERR


NW 260TH ST
NW 13TH ST


Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com


Total Acres Use
5.08 NON AG ACR
1.25 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
0.325 SINGLE FAM
0 SINGLE FAM
0 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1 SINGLE FAM
0.19 SINGLE FAM
0.201 SINGLE FAM
0.5 VACANT
1.5 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0.234 MOBILE HOM
0.352 MOBILE HOM
0.196 MOBILE HOM
2.5 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
0 SINGLE FAM
0.545 CONV STORE
1.5 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
1.03 VACANT
0.63 VACANT
0.51 VACANT
0.488 REPAIR SER
7.71 PASTURE CL
0 SINGLE FAM
1.25 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
2.5 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
0.93 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
2.06 MOBILE HOM
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 MOBILE HOM
1 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0.5 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
0.54 VACANT
10.12 PASTURE CL
8.01 PASTURE CL
0 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
2.96 PASTURE CL
1.25 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 MOBILE HOM
0.174 SINGLE FAM
40.02 PASTURE CL
1.25 VACANT
0 VACANT
0 MOBILE.HOM
0 MOBILE HOM
0.324 MULTI-FAM
61.74 PASTURE CL
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 MOBILE HQM
18.31 PASTURE CL
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
20 PASTURE CL
0 VACANT
0.393 SINGLE FAM
1.25 VACANT
1.5 VACANT
0 VACANT
2.5 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
0 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0.505 SINGLE FAM
1.25 VACANT
1.5 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
1.25 VACANT
1.727 VACANT


0,332 SINGLE FAM
2.37 VACANT
0.688 SINGLE FAM
1.34 CONV STORE
1.25 VACANT
0.074 SINGLE FAM
1.25 VACANT
0.51 VACANT
0.5 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0.161 VACANT