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Okeecho ee News

Vol. 96 No. 359


Possible paving
scam is reported
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is cautioning
area citizens to be aware of a
possible paving scam that has
been reported in Okeechobee
and St. Lucie counties.
The suspects approach res-
idents and try to sell them
asphalt millings for driveways.
The suspects do not have per-
mits, and may try to get pay-
ment in advance.
If anyone approaches you
in an attempt to sell asphalt'
and they do not have a busi-
ness license, contact the
Okeechobee C'ounti Sheriff's
Office at (863) 76.3-3117
Holiday decorations
Homes decorated for ime
holidays can be seen at
*313S.W.67th Drive
1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & CC
4 Hunter Road in Buck-
head Ridge
2350 S.E. 20th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
4055 S.E. 24th Rd in Van-
tage Oak Trailer Park
1065 S.E 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C C
*.312 S.E..8th Dr.
e.311.S E. 8th Dr
29.3: S E.35th Ave
2228 S.E. .3-th Trail in
Taylor Creek Isles
*211 24th St. in Buckhead
All of Kissimmee River
*2801 S.E 18th Court
Real Lit.e C)hildren',s
Ranch, 7777 U.S. 4-141 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
501S.E. Eighth St
4411 S.W; 13th Ave. in
Palm Village
1711 S.\. 35th Drive
S 2531 S E. 23rd St. in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
116 N.E. Eighth Ave. in
Ri\ er Run Resort
SS.W. 1 Sth St. in Oak Park
*3051 S E. 33rd Dri ve
2.350 S E. 25th Drive in
Ta\ lor Creek Isles
*3112 SE .33rd C. in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
*1450 S.W. 28th St.
1590 S.\\' 28th St.
1820S.W 28th St
.2224 S.W. 28th St.

Drought Index
Current: 266
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.84 feet

Lake level
15.52 feet

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Prisoners' children receive gifts

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
About 26 local children of
prisoners received twice as many
Christmas presents this year,
thanks to some members of
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
The donors gave through the
Angel Tree program, a ministry
of Prison Fellowship.
Judie Erwin coordinated the
Angel Tree at Treasure Island

Baptist Church. She, gathered the
names of prisoners' children and
placed the names on placards on
a Christmas Tree in the church
foyer. For several Sundays, mem-
bers of the congregation were
asked to take a name and buy at
least two gifts for the kids, so the
children could have a gift from
their parent and know that their
imprisoned parent was thinking
about them, Ms. Erwin

Following church services on
Dec. 11, the group of givers was
treated to a luncheon in the
church's fellowship hall. Then
they tackled wrapping all of the
gifts. In addition to the gifts, the
children received an age-appro-
priate presentation of the Gospel
message the true meaning of
On Dec. 18, the kids were
invited to a Christmas party at the
church where the gifts were

handed out.
Six-year-old Joshua Wall's
father James has been in prison
about three years, according to
Joshua's mother Laura Richard-
son. He opened a couple of big
packages and found a new jack-
et, game, several coloring books
and crayons inside.
"This is great," Mrs. Richard-
son said. "It has been kind of
rough at the communication
level. Joshua was excited about

Happy Holidays!

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Santa rode through town atop an Okeechobee City Fire Department truck for three nights prior to Christmas, spreading
Christmas cheer to all the children in Okeechobee. he said. With him on the truck are Audrey Oakes (first row, center);
Crissy Wooten (first row, right), volunteer firefighter; Doyle Arnold, (back row, left), volunteer firefighter; and Les McGee,
firefighter. Lt. Chad Stone, volunteer firefighter, stands in front ready to drive the truck and navigate the city streets. On
Dec. 21, Santa and crew drove through northeast and northwest Okeechobee. They drove through the southeast part of
the city on Dec. 22, and the southwest part of town on Friday, Dec. 23.

getting the gifts in his dad's
name," she continued.
She said Joshua has a step-
dad who has been helping him,
but he doesn't understand yet
about his dad's imprisonment.
He was only three when his dad
went to prison.
"I try to be honest with him
about .his dad," said Mrs.
Richardson. "His dad was thrilled
See Gifts -Page 2





By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
In today's world, visits with
Santa Claus are as easy as mak-
ing a trip to CiAt Park.
That w wasn't always the case.
Before 1971, kids in Okee-
chobee weren't able to visit with
Santa locally, because that is the
year Elsie Pollock and her former
husband, the late Fred Judge,
started the e\ent here.
Mrs. Pollock, 92, said after she
moved to Okeechobee and mar-
ried Mr Judge in the early 1970s,
he told her he had once been a
Santa for a service organization
up north and he wanted to doit
again. So she bought costumes
from a New Jersey company and
the pair set up a blue tent and a
chair in the park and put the
word out that kids could visit
See Visits -,Page 2

Letters to Santa

Seminole Elementary Dear, Santa
I WANT A Brat doll. I want a
Dear Santa, phone. I want a. I wania pod.
I would like a Xbox 360 And a Love,
Hairy potter game for it. Last 1 TyraBaker
would like a Madden 06 game for Dear Santa!
111tto. .arSanta!

', Love,;. Can I have a girl
S Donovan Osceola and som makup and
Dear Santa.
I want a dirtbike "90" and a Dear Santa,
xbox .360 and madden 06. d earSa.nta

Rayven Smith
Dear Santa,
I want a phone and a trampo-
line for Christmas and a horse.
Nikita Laduke
Dear Santa,
I wish for a PSP and one cool
Dear Santa,
I would like a game boy, with a
coloring book and a small tv.
Dear Santa,
I wish I had a game boy, a
Playstation, two game.

Dear Santa,
I would like it if you game me a
street game.

Dear Santa,
I wood like if you give me a'
street game.

Dear Santa,
I would like a
would like a carebar
a pogo stick

Dear Santa,
I want a baby se
Most of all a good Chi

I want for Christma

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I v
get a horse and a dog

Dear Santa.
I want a Dora's.
longer and shorter
wan't the care bea
movee. And a princes

Dear Santa.
Bo you know wh

Dear Santa,
How are you doin
is Mr. clause and Ru
you are not sick sant
you bareing me a bin
you buareing my sictr
not work hared. Ok

Dear santa,

fruiri and and a mopd and a bik and a
computer and a horse and a scooter
and a kecklence and a babedol.
Love, CristinaTmajero
Dear Santa,
Can you place bring me sam
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kitte norse bring me sam present. because I
Loave, don't have sam present under my
Ambertoun Chnistmas tree. And I wan't to see
your-Rodolf. And can you bring
me a computer. And can you bring
me a chrampoolen. And I love you
as a pony. Santa Clause.


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Dear Santa,

Crystal Estrade

vuuau k1e to I have ben a good girl. Th
g. And a nut- I want a good present. I wan
Love toy. And a vixen toy and a
Devon toy. I want three big cear be
puppy that is black and white
want a girl puppy not a boy
rilly want a tree house. I
hair come's more new shoes.
again and I
ar big wish
s driss.
Love, Dear Santa,
Maria Olvera I been a good girl. This
Want a Preeti 7 outfit for C
mas and my sister wha
at for Christ- wholer baby and my b
ny. Whants a play stayson2 at
Yareli rmom wants a computer a
dad Whants a new car for
mas. And my grandma wh
g. Santa how new hose and my grandpa v
idolf. I hope a new car for Christmas.
ta. Santa cud
ik. Santa cud

a bink to. Do
Ok I love you


How are you during. Haws
game boy. I roddlf doing hers what I want a
e. Would like playstation2, Dragontoz, cards,
cars, cv puter, a hares close games,
Love, Jessica hats, camuflog. books, disarsas,,
zyrd, sigals, thas, scooter, bike, for
wihiler, dert bike and sasnaks.
t and a pony. Michael Chiney
ristmas.Love, Dear Santa,
Rashlyn Ihavebeenagoodgirlandlwota

Dear Santa,
I been a good girl. I have never
been bad this is what I want for
Christmas. I want some roller-
skates and lots of money, new
shoes, horses, new bike, bratz
head, necklace; braslent reindeer
bells, computer, scooter, a bird,
cow girl boots, cow girl hat,
notepad presents, candy, a colt,
fuzzy hat, a clock, a waging that's
what I want for Christmas.

Dear Santa,
I ben a good girl. What I want

for Christmas is a play stashon 2, a
x box, a gool puppy, a computer
stuff for my puppy and a kitiion.
Mason Underhil]
Dear Santa,,
I ben a good girl and Il\ould
like a bed maker and a real horse
and a ice maker and a hole set of
dinosors and a computer and hos
Rubolf doweng. And a cute baby
and wish ever budy had a Marry
Christmas and a cd.
I love you. Love
Dear Santa,
Good present close Vixen
Rudolf sincelly to see riouaion-
lunei jose Place could Santa and
Placi cauosodentu
Cristian Cruz

Dear Santo,

I been a good boy I
Love, bee bad thi is what I
Jeri Christmsea lots of mc
heeys, new bike, br
necklace braslent.
year I Ric
Ints a Dear Santa,
brother I love you Santa. I w
nd my for the rest of the wee]
nd my playsit for Chrstmas a
Christ- heelys and pedike.

Dear Santa,
I went you to give r
ent for Christmas. San
whant a 'computer a
went to see Rudolf
Santa. Place could I

have never
want for

Dear Santa,
I was good boy. I sets to see
Rudolf. He gots a red nose.
Dear Santa,
I been a good boy. I wot for
welt and a pupe and mopod and
drt bic and a monski and the
werld a bug.
Christopher Bryant
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer. How
is Rudolph with his red shiny
nose. I been good allyear. So I
will want a pichaer of Rudolph
and a puppy that is white and is a
girl that real and I will want a real
solephone and nine rings and
cards and new nike eas and new
phat forms and a necles of mexi-

money, new Dear Santa,
atz head, You are sweet! I want a book
hard Smith bag and necles. And baribe an a
jack it for winter. I want a book
about Rudolph to. Santa I want
a carebear with a movie in it. 1
ill be good want a doll that talks Santa. I
k. I want a want a phurse with a wallet. I
and par of want a scooter and a puppy
white and brown and a note,
Sincerely, book with a pen with it Santa. I
Robert want a candycane and a poster of
Rudolph with a red.nose Santa. I
want a hamster with a cage and
me a pres- food and water and a card from
ita I whed you and I want a craclet with
nd I wlex gleter. Sanda I sharperer with a
red nose pencil. Santa I want a tv to santa I
see you want pants to.

Sanda and Merry Christmas
Santa. I love you Santa.
Love Love,
Dear Santa,
i want an dog for christmis.
And a monkey. And a Brother.
And noopets, And Skata, And a
cunputer, a gameboy and a dol-
phin. And a car and the narnia
I love
Noah Santa

Julisa Sanchez

Dear Santa,
You are a grate man. I wish to
have a new bike and a scooter
and a wolit and I wount a new
barid and a ghotgraf of rudop
and I want a video game and a
happ mew year.

For more Santa letters see
page 2.

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2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 25, 2005

News Briefs Letters to Santa

Benefit set up
for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has
been established at Big Lake National
Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three chil-
dren were killed in a automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big
Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the ben-
efit for the Smalls family.

County offices
close for holiday
OKEECHOBEE The offices of
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector 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 obser-
vance of the Christmas holiday.

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

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


to Santa

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike for Christmas.
I have been good, I wash the bishis
and I help my mom because she
broock her back and she haat her

Dear Santa,
I would like a Twister moves for
Christmous. I have been good. I
helped my ant Travsi with her babby

EricaS hy

Dear Sata,
I would like a mini motorcycle
for Christmas. I have been good. I
helped my mom dlean the dishes.
Ir e,

I would like a shell shoker for
Christmas. I have been good. I help
mybruterwith the dishes.

Dear Santa,
I would like a remove control car

for Christmas. I have been good. I
halp people.

Dear Santa,
I would like a Twister moves for
Christmas. I have been good,
Because I be nice to my friends.

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike for Christmas.
I have been good. I told my mom
were I sowa gud. Se was happen.


Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How is
Mrs. Claus doing? Oh and thanks
for the bells from last year. Santa
for Christmas I rilly want a puppy
for Jack to play with instead uv
him running away. And I want
three video games for my game
boy. I want two big cear bears. I
want a tree house.
Dear Santa,
How are you? Santa brag me a
DVD player for Christmas. How are
your reindeer. Santa likes milk and
cookies. Santa brag me puppy.
Terrance Pyor
Dear Santa,
How are you. I have been very
good for christmas 1 wat a trampo-
line and a rot ctol car and it has
Edwin Garda
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus.
Me and my brother want a bike
my brother wants a green bike. My
sister may want makeup but, me
and my brother will like a Xbox. I
have been very good this year. Tell
Rudolph I like his shiny nose.
Jesus Plascencia
Dear Santa,
How are you. We been baking
cookies for you. Please give my
mom a new TV And I want a psp
for chrismas. I will put out cookies
for n I hntoa i n i orvt nthe nklr-

Auy ou. p I ^V/JfVU ell

Dear Santa,
How areyou? My
a psp and Ethen wun
Dear Santa,
How are you. I ha
good this year. And
Rapter. And Moons
brother Wakler.

Dear Santa,
How are you?
Claus and the reind
fine. I am very good
give me a xbox360.
rather a labtop.

box and a Mario party addvans
and 4 weller and a brat's chat
game and foan and every thing of
barby and the magic of Pegases
and barby dolls and a cat every
thing of cats and a rele cat in a
sede and a bell from Santa's slay.
Dear Santa,
I hope you can get me evrthing
I like
Dear Santa,
I hope you give me what I
want. I've been a good girl. Can I
have a bowwow CD.
Dear Santa,
I like to see you area good
santa when I see you I'm going to
huge you you are my favorite
Santa I love you Santa I going to
give a perasent to you I want my
favorite perasent I whant to have
my perasent you no I like to have
my favorite perasents you no what
I do not have a tree I cant wate to
have a tree
Dear Santa,
How are you doing I am trying
to be good in school this year I am
trying so had to make good graes
on my school work. For chrisimiss
can I have one thing cold I have a
braz doll for chrismiss. I like braz's
beuacus they are cool. That's what
I wan't for chrismiss.
Aalikah Johnson
Dear Santa,

I .How are you? How are all of
Loveyour reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus?
UlysesReyes The first thing that I want is for
homeless people to find a home.
The second thing that I want is all
brotherwuns kids to get a present on Christmas
s axbox Ebo. morning. The third thing that I
Love, want is to hope thay our soldiers
eltonSmedley came home soon. The forth thing
that I want is the "Bella Popstar"
learning system. The last thing that
ave been very I want is "Line Traser" the tipe of
I want Robo car that follows the special marker
hows for my you draw or write on paper or a
Jungle and a town. That is all I
Love, want for Christmas. Ho! Ho! Ho!
VjyattDeH Merry Christmas to all a good

I hop
eer arn
d. I ho
and g
1' .

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs
doing. For Christmas plea
Melissa wants a airboat (
wants a toy tractor. Much m
big toy tractor. I want a p
have been very good this ye

Dear Santa,
I want the book Carn
Cardelight. I want a comp
want a dirt bike.

North Elementa
Dear Santa,
I hope you can get m
thing on my list because I h
good all year long. I can t
what I whont four criesmic
I whont a bick. Next I w
paer av boots. Then I who
dollars. Last I whont my f
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What I want for chrisma is a x

Faith Sheets

e Mrs. Dear Santa,
e doing
)pe you December 24 will be my best
give my day of the year because you will
come. will, make something
Love, good to eat. You will bring me
Osceola goodies. I want a notebook t o
hold my stuff, and scissors for
school. Thank you Santa.
Claus Your bestest friend,
ise give Daneya Register
wants a Dear Santa,
hone. I I would like City of Villians for
arve Christmas. I have been good. I help
Trimble my friend dn I am respectful to
nival at LaneSelph
puter. I
Dear Santa,
Love, I would like a control remote car
Ashlee and I am a good kid and I help my
dad whallsh bish is.
ry Love,
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aove bin
tell you Iwould like a 4 weeler for Christ-
se. First mas. I have been good. I helped my
vhont a Dad mowtheyard. Love tosanta.
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rend to Dear santa:
cing up
I would like a Magic Wand that is
yOlivia really magic for Christmas. I have
been good. I help my family.

Jasmine Picaso

.. .' .
Joshua Wall, 6, opens gifts given him by members of the Angel Tree network at Treasure
Island Baptist Church who gave in his father's name while his father is in prison. The gift-giv-
ing took place at the church on Sunday, Dec. 18. Angel Tree, a ministry of the nationwide
Prison Fellowship, was coordinated at TIBC by church member Judie Erwin.


Continued From Page 1
that Angel Tree would get him
gifts from him," she added.
According to Mrs. Richardson,
Mr. Wall should be released from
prison some time this coming
"He has been gone a long time
... he made some bad choices
and is trying to get back into
Joshua's life," she said.
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree
program has been around since
1982, according to the group's
web site.
The site went on to say, "The
program has reached out as the
only nationwide effort to exclu-
sively assist children whose
fathers or mothers are behind
bars. Since the program's incep-
tion, 7.5 million children of pris-
oners have received some 14 mil-
lion Angel Tree gifts nationwide."
According to a company news
release on the web, prisoners'
children are viewed as the most
severely at-risk children and youth
in America.
"Angel Tree is an important
way to reach out to kids struggling
to deal with the anger, hurt, and
disappointment they feel over
their parent's incarceration," the
release said.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Judie Erwin, of Okeechobee, coordinated the Angel Tree Christ-
mastime giving program at Treasure Island Baptist Church for
children of parents who are in prison during the holidays.

Prison Fellowship was found-
ed in 1976 by Chuck Colson, for-
mer aide to President Richard
Nixon. In 1974, Mr. Colson pled
guilty to Watergate-related
charges. Watergate was an Ameri-
can political scandal that led to
the resignation of President
Although he was not implicat-
ed in the Watergate burglary, he

voluntarily pleaded guilty to
obstruction of justice in the
Daniel Ellsberg case, a case relat-
ed to the Watergate scandal. He
entered Alabama's Maxwell
Prison in 1974 as a new Christian
and as the first member of the
Nixon administration to be incar-
cerated for Watergate-related
charges. He served seven months
of a one-to-three year sentence.

UKeecnouee iNwews/uurey DIcKweII
Elsie Judge Pollock, 92, sits comfortably in her living room and tells tales of Christmas past.
She and her former husband, the late Fred Judge, were the first Santa and Mrs. Claus in


Continued From Page 1
Santa. They lined a pathway to
Santa's chair with six large, four-
foot high candles.
"They came from all over,"
she said about the kids that
would sit on Santa's lap and tell
him what they wanted for Christ-
mas. The couple handed out
candy canes and other Christmas
candy to the kids.
One woman asked Elsie how
much it would cost to get a pic-
ture of her child with Santa.
"Nothing," she said she told
the girl.
Mrs. Pollock played the piano
and said she would go into area
schools and play "Here Comes
Santa Claus." Then her husband
would burst into the classroom,
much to the kids' delight.
"We had so much fun doing
that," she said.
The couple played Santa and
Mrs. Claus every year until Mr.
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ton, who played the part for "I love Okeechobee," she
many years. Mrs. Judge eventual- said.

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Dear Santa,
Hows Rudolph and Mrs. Santa
Clause and I think every Christmas
Rudolph should lead your slae
every Christmas from now on.

Dear Santa,
Haw is your wife yiers old. And
you haw old or you. I hank you
love har. Can you come to my
haws so you can eat. Coces and
milk with. Cholkit and you can
deing present can you deing me a
box uv cholkit. I love you.

Dear Santa,
January holiday time I had no
friends at school. The kids clustered
in groups. Mom said make a friend
at school. Dad said make o friend
school So I did make a friend. A
snow friend. My sonw friend

Dear Santa,
You are sweet, I love you fomly.
Do you no what I wut Santa. I wut

Mary, age 34, Samantha, age 11,
Anthony, age 9, and Jonathan, age
3, Smalls of Okeechobee died
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in
The Smalls came to Okee-
chobee form Indianapolis, Ind., in
1999. The family enjoyed playing
soccer together and they were
proud that their team was unde-
The Smalls were together for 14
The Smalls are survived by: hus-
band, Laverne Smalls; two sisters,
Tina Riebel and Darlerie Powell;
brother, Lonnie Powell; mother,
Elizabeth Rice; and stepfather, Ron
Rice of Indianapolis, Ind.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11
a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29,2005, at the
First Baptist Church. Funeral servic-
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er Joe Bishop officiating. Interment
will be in Indianapolis, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials be made to
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7777 U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee,
Fl., 34974..
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to the loving care of Bass Okee-
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I wut to be a star!
I love you,

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bod. I like the bels on you
Haw is Mrs. Clos doing. I ii
that I will like your presits th
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Dear Santa,
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Dear Santa,
How is comit pranser and blic-
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doing. I have ben goed all year. I
want a power well, air boat, a jese-
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er remot kentrol airboat for
cresmes. I love you Santa.
Brandon Rucks

Dear Santa,
How Dasher, Dancer, panser,

Vixin, comit, cupid, doner, blixing
and raodoffand your Mrs. goss and
the elf? What I would like a psp you
are my best friend.

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r sluy. to tel you how dus reder fly. But
,m shir today I wot tow thig. Thas a Bratu
at you boy Bratu gril. Pies. I will promise I
wi811 be good. I like you. Is Miss
Justin Santa Clos is fin. Simthim I do no
that you are rili. I like you. Thak
elf's. I Daniela
an I get Dear Santa,

I hop you like it in the north
pole. How is youw wife and rood-
off and dsher and the other deers.
Are they good. When you come I
will have some milke and cook's
and I will be sleep. So come santa.
Trevon to santa

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
How are Rudolph and the other
reindeer? I have been good all year.
For Christmas I would like some
new video games. I will leave a
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Letters to Santa


Dear Santa,
You are a nice man. Because
you bring us presents. And I now
why you need roud of because
one day it was foggy and you
could not see.
Dear Santa,
I want for Christmas a mini
motorcycle. I been good to my
mom because she is having a
Austin Opregon
Dear Santa,
I would like a big control root
car. I am being goog.

Adrian Diaz

Dear Santa,

You are a very nice man. I've
been good and I listen to my par-
ent's. I would like a xbox 360 for
Christmas. Thank-you for the
playstation2 last year.
Dear, Santa
I want for Christmas is a shell
Kris Pope- Meny Christmas
Dear, Santa
I want wat a rmat coaah car a
and sum car feefe you will be sam
Dear Santa,
I would like a X-box for Crismis
and a game for a PSP and a movie
for the PSP.
Steven Fonseca
Dear Santa.
] want a hat. I wanta scooter. I
wanit'a bisekl. I want a ranp. I'
want a toy chratr. I want a toy
chruk. I want a toy gokot with gris.
I want a toy four wheeler. Merey
crisis santa.
Jarred Morgan
Dear Santa.
I want a bike, a scatbo end,
roler blads, fli rods, knoos a aceri-
um, a pigingback, five looers.
Dear Santa Claus,
I wont a canoe and padls. I all
so want a acwerem. I also want
tow garmen vierhars.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
I wanta a prody. I want a cane
kan. I want a tigr. I want to see
you. I want soam midon to nit. I
wanta culring contist. I want a
Dear Santa,
I want new shoes because I
can't not wait for it. Santa I want
you to get my mom a neckles on
her leg and some shoes for my

brother. Santa If you get the stuff
that my family
Dear Santa,
I want to get my mom a necles.
And. I want to get. My Dad a gra-
mam. And I want it to and I some
rings to give to my family that I
love and I want the water to work,
Look on the back (nothing there).

Dear Santa,
I want for Christmas is a Bratz
bedroom set. Emerson radio
spongbob tv spong bob dvd.
Humer H2 game, the littlest pet
shop, a video.

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas this
year is some grass for my dad. Cof-
fee mug for mom. McDonalds
play set, foam, shoes, sandals,
size 131/2 and a kitten.
Your best friend,

Dear Santa,
I want for chrstmas is a cd play-
er case for my cd player. I want
some Chrstmas cd's and the cd
concrete Angle and cuchry Music-
to. Cd case to. Dad wanta a Xbox.
Mom wants a music player and
thatr is all I want for Chrstmas.

Dear Santa,
I went a air hockey and
pineball and snow cone maker
and amarboll set and minny
meder scooter and pool game and
shot block hot wheels, car crocher
set and shell shocker.
Your friend,

Deer Santa,
I will like a taking snowman
and a art kit for my sister. And twill
like is spider-nan w\'eb blaster and
maga morphY and that is all and a
good Christmas to you Santa.

Dear Santa,
I want for crist masas a scooter.
Ice macker. Pool table. A play
staysian. Fly whlees. Cars. Anoot
block. I want cristmas video I
want cristmos stars.
Dear satu close,
Hope I wus good. I wrnt
baball, ragadoll, bike, helmet,
skats, scrtgusi, Christms ball,
vedonow, fant, floxum, Barete
tent, sotblokl, fly wheel, besc,
firoy, guitar, neskepe. Tha is all I
Love, Doris
P.S. ples sned nos drops.

Dear sonta,
Plesse git a bike and a scooter
and a twisr game. Pretty please on
thale on thop git a rile money. I
want Nemo and a Jrapa len new

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Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,
I wna't for Christmas is a comp.
and a c.d. play. And a game quay.
And a fish and a dog and a stof ani-
mal and a bike and a crasmig tree
and a scootr and a stasha and a
plant and a show.

Dear Santa,
What I wont for Christmas is a
shell shocker. And a stund car. And
a batman computer.

Dear Santa,
I whant a Kong game and a bb
gun and a panballgun and a sly3
game and pesea tytasmanian tiger.
Love, Angel

Dear Santa,
I wate ar mongoose hoopd for
Christmas and I want a rderlumi-
um scooter for Christmas. I want a
humer H2 truck for Christmas and
video now for Christmas. I want a
'Twister game for Christmas. I want
a Emerson radio, spongebob dvd
player. I want a seed pile for chcrist-

Central Elementary

Dear Santa Klaus,
Why do you go on your sleigh
and with your Rudolph. I want a
toy and I want a happy holipyday.
And I want a reindeer and I want a
happy day. I wish I can have a
game qube and .1 wish gesves
haves a happy day and I love
gesves and I will be havebe fome
gesves birthday. Gesves and I wish
birthday is happy. Santa Klaus I
wish I can see you on Christmas.

Dear Santa,
Why do you go on your sleigh at
night? I want a bike and I want a
game boy and I want a trampoline
and I want a new house and a new
room. How do you make your
reindeer fly? are you real? Yes or no
and I want to have a Merry
Christmes and I hope Gesues
haves a happy birthday on Christ-
mas. Do you really live in the north
pole yes or no and I hope you have
a Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa.
I hope you a happy time at the
north pole. You may say I was bad,
but I was good. You are nice Santa.
I love Santa.

Dear Santa,

I want a horse and a cat but
most of all I want a reindeer. Not an
old reindeer, a red nosse reindeer.
You have one right you have one.
And I'm a good girl. I have a sster

Dear Santa,
I want a lot of caer bears and a
game boy to play and a kichin sate
and a playsation and x box for me
and some food for my kichin and a
fack hors and some close and a
caer bear sheet and a blanket and a
caer bear book. I want a house for
me and my mom and bad and my
2 sisters and my brother.
Cheyenne Tingle

Dear Santa,

Love, I want a shellshocker and a
Brittani game boy. And my own play sta-
tion and a video now xp.
Tyler Holley

Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll for Christ-
mas. I want a playstation for Christ-
mas too. Sanda how do you go to
everybody house in ony night?
Santa please get Ryan the-video
game that Ryan wants.
Aubrie Reister

Dear Santa,

How did you make the sled.

Dear Santa,
SHow far does Rudolph go? Do
you know that you are fat? Santa,
yofi know what I want for Christ-
ms? I want a shell shocker. How is
Rudolph is he sick? My mom wants
a bird. My dad want a real car. I
want a video now xp and movies
to watch.

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph? Is his nose
bright?; Is the reindeer really fly in
the sky? I wonder if you have a
sled? I want a watch for Christmas.
Areyouril santa? How is Mis Klaus?
I love you santa. Ther are 12 more
day in til Christmas.
Autum Peny

Dear Santa,
I want a game boy advance SP
and a x-box and most of all I want a
dragon balls game. For the x-box I
want all of the games that go in the
x-box so I can play all the games
even a wrestling game even all the
games that go in the game boys
and my cusun wants a scooter so
we can play with it at houm. I love
you Santa Clos.
Danelto Santa

Dear Santa,
I want a ps2 and a trampoline
and a bike. Most of all I want a

Dear Santa,
I want a new gameboy.

Dear Santa,
I want flywheels. I want shell
shocker. I want a '.trampoline. I
want there gameboys, I want crash
top racing. I want Shock 3 the
new one. I want a playstation2. I
want a four wheeler. I'want a bike.
I want a necklis. I want Ed, Edd n
Eddy game. I want Jack Skeleton
the game.
Kallen toSanta Clas.

Dear Santa,
I waet for Christmas shell
shocker. Star wars men but jiut too.
Then I wat a clountroper hemi.
And a rumut cun to matertuck.
Jon crisino

Dear Santa,
I what a new getter arod x box
and a toy sloor and a naww game.
Brian Gorby.

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas to you Santa.
And I belive in you Santa and I
want for Christmas is a game boy
and a game that goes with the
game boy. I hope I am on your
good list I am a gail.
Chelsey Mae Merritt

Dear Santa,
I want a toy house and a Barbie
that drink and wet and sleeps. And
I want a puppy and I wan some
bratz. And I want pencil and a
crand boy a markers and a case.
And I want my own room. And I
wan a bike and I want some

Dear Santa,
I want a play stashin. I want a
rocket and a classroom and I want
good luck and I want a robot.

Dear Santa,
I wont a smollckimesh that is
small it is a olingtodeon. I want a
bike. I want a now sows.

Dear Santa,
I wish I had a basket to play bas-
ketball in and I wish I had a robot.
Ariel Burgos

I want a x-box I want know if Dear Santa,
towor ril yec or no.

Dear Santa,
I want a Dragon Ballz
How old are you Santa. And
Rudolph boing is he faust.

Dear Santa,
I want a bus it has to be
bus. I want a reindeer and a
Close. I want a teddy bar. It
be a. brown teddy bar. I m
chalk borde.


Dear Santa,
How do your reindeer
fast? How do you make th
deers fly? Is Rudolphes nos

From, You are the best Santa in the
Cole world. And you miss Cloas you are
the best miss cloas in the world
and the elf's are littlelest one's.
Tari Karatti
how is Dear Santa,
Fume, What I what is the neopet the
Munoz darkest fries, ds games, game boy
games, game cube, games a kittin,
a puppy, magic tree house books,
fly stitch games sticks pie cones.
a long DijanHemandes
has to Dear Santa,
vant a
I wish I had a Minny pockit bike
From, and a psp and some games for it
Adams and a new bike and a gutter with a
amp and 3 will skolt hards and
some ramp for it and one amps for
my and my brother cud play and
run so we will play a song to together and
e rein- I need a rim for my allocrit sayter
se red? and I wish it was firks cus I cut it for

my birtherday ant there is a jeep in
wallmart and a charper bike and a
big pool and a literal pool for my dog
cud play cus they like water and I
wish are yard was cleen and my
dad roding mover was fick for we
cud maw are yard and I wish for a
big bit big shampolling.
Johnathon Mullin

Dear Santa,
I want a bike and I want a skat-
bord and I wont a little woce toke
thegs and I wont a hape mere
crismis Santa.
Blake Campbell

Dear Santa,
I want 2 game boys please.
With games. I love you Santa and I
want puppys. Plese I want a xbox
and a play stasnen please. Marry
cristmas santa.

Dear Santa,
I op yur doing good so my list is
oingt to you. I hopt I am on the
good list because the stuff I wat is
better is you and Mrs. loss doing
good and you and the reindeer to
and the elfs and thank you santa for
giving ever one presits.
Colton Butts

Dear Santa,
I wish I hav a litite pupy so I
have tow people to play with but I
wont a horn for my bke I am giving
for my brthae. And I hop it lloks rilly
prte. I think it will look prte enywas.
Maggie Escamilla

Dear Santa Claus,
I went a pianp in a remote cent-
power in I went a fire truck doo
pole bare.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a robot.
Next I want a spasehip. Last I want
a playstaatin2.
Mason Smet

Dear Santa,
I went a toy train and a bike and
a brala. Please I love you. You oure
rill. I of im on the good list.
Dustin Margeram

Dear Santa,
I wish for a four weeler for chis-
mis and a gettar for chismis and a
bicke for chismic and a long hirt
wing for chismis and babby dollt
for chismis and camo close for
chismis and a now per of etnest for
chismis and some now school
lost to and some sokes to and
some hats for chismis and a hug
from satau clos and miss clos to
and there elfs to and ever but at the
nouth poll and fonof to.
Kelsie Shelton

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Dear Santa,
I wish you a happy new year.
Santa here is some thing that I
want for Christmas. If I don't get
these thing I will not besad I will be
happy for what I get. I want a pig
for 4h, rollrskating shos. I want
inportnle to meet all the people in
my famley that I pever met be for.
Remebr that if I don't get these
thing I still be happy. Don't wroke
to hard.
Elizabeth Johns

Dear Santa,
How are you today
hope you and you'er wif
Mr. Claus I would like to
one. I want a neckic for m
would love you the mo
world. Merry Christmas to
you'er wife. Love you S
you'er wife.

Dear Santa,
How are you doin
Claus? I hope you're fin
work to hard Santa Clau
some presents like a cop
game or a xbox It's up to 3
Claus What over you wa
you're the best Santa Cla
every know. I hope that y
sick I love you Santa Cla
reindeer fine?

Dear Santa,
Can you bring me a prE
toys to play with? And I wi,
mas was on today. San
can you bring me a comic
a new chramputin and
And I wish you wir not

Dear Santa,
How are you big Santa? Hers
what I want I want a play stopN2.
And dragon ballz oction azurei
card. .toy animals. Cars. Viedo
games. Calerbooks. Candycan.
Aletreck guitar. Books. Games.
New cows. A mockin troll cor. A
poll. Tracks. Little cars. mon-
sterthug. A leap frog. More games.
Momey cards. Atv. Baderes. Gam-
boy games. Mor sticker books.
New shos. New pinsols. New
cloos. A new backpack. Toy guns.
Toy snards. New sapenr. New
tolitscap. Toy fhogs. Toy dinosaur.
Hotrid. Word book. A new gelted.
Toy madorsickl. Move maves.

Dear Santa,
How are the raein deer? How
are you and Mrs. Claus? I hop you
are fine. Here are some things I will
like to have for Crismous a skat-
bourd. Skategear. Pokemon cards.
Pokemon toys. Spy kid gear.
James Kennedy

Dear Santa,
Santa how are you? Santa put
presents under the tree. Santa love
mick and cookes. Santa bring me
g,i, jow. Merry Christmass Santa.
Terrance Pryor

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Santa and
how is Mrs. Claus doing to? I hoke
you are ok Mrs. Claus and Santa
What I like is a baby doll, and sum
clos, I sore to ask you for thes stuf
theta I am asked you.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Thak you
for all the toys last year. I hope you
are not working to hard. How is
Rudolph. Santa can you bring me a
guitar pesle?
Shelby Goggans

Dear Santa,
Hary are you Santa. Merry
Christmas to you hear are the ran-
dery Santa you are the bast pusin in
the wold tai yrud fof the one howg
lost want some mackup pies Santa
and toos computer ples git me som
games and I want got me some
brast bekafr I love a dog.
Stephanie Plemons

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? I guess you are doing fine.
Thank you for your wonderful
presents last year. Now would you
mind if I ask you for my presents
now? I will want a computer, and
you can take to all parts and some
earings that have my name, and a
baby Bratz. Thank you Santa for
my presents.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing at North-
Pull? I will have cookies and milke.
Guess what? I will want for Christ-
mas I am giving a letter for you. I
will want a computer for Christmas
I hape I will see the reindeers Santa
Claus. Do you have a good list at

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Santa and
Mrs. Claus. I hope you are not sick
Santa. Santa I will not mind if you
can't bring me a present.
Isaiah Martinez

Santa? I Dear Santa,
fe is fine. Thack you for the scooter, Gi
) see you jow, toy bird. How are you Santa
y mom. I and the reindeers doing? How is
)st in the the North pole? I whod what Mrs.
yoo and Claus is doing this year. I hope your
anta and slay is not brok down on Christ-
mas. I hope you have a Merry
Angelica Christmas.

Dear Santa,
ig Santa Hale are you and Mr. Claus? I
id. Don't hopeyou bring me alerkgter.
s. I want Royce Osceola
)uter or a
You Santa Dear Santa,
nt to do,
aus that I Merry Christmas Santa Claus
'ou is not and Mrs. Claus how are you do
us. Is the weing I hope you are not sick. Can
you breen me a rado and a chogun
Love, pelent gun and a lecket gtor, and
haBrown can you buy me a new telefong
camro flep fong.

sent and Dear Santa,
ish Christ-
nta Claus I want a new pair of shoes, and
puter and some clothes, and some baby
a puppy? horse. Thake you!
sich any- Catherine Trimble
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Letters to Santa


Dear Santa,
How are you? I want 2 raslres I
want a play stashon to and I want a
game to go with it and I want a
spidrmon and I want a trampline
and I want a warter gune and I
want a car I been very good this
year I love you Santa.
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Dear Santa,
How are you? Doing up there
Santa Claus and your reindeer are
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Dear Santa,
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mas and a game for my gameboy
and I won't a I pod for Chrismas
and I wont a E-Z Bake oven stuff
and a new find for Chrismas and I
will lef you some milk and cookies
I love you Santa!

Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope Rudolph
and the other reindeers are good
this year. Because you don't want
them to be naught so if they were
bad you can just give them a candy
cane. You know how they like
candy canes so I hope I get what I

Dear Santa,
How are you. I want a play sta-
tion 2. And a new trampoline. How
are the reindeer. We will give you
milk and cookies. I have been good
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Dear Santa, -
How har yobu? I hope your elfs
and reindeers are doing fine for
Christmas and may I please have a
phone for Christmas and can I
have please a e-z bake over stuff I
really like Christmas a lot make
sure that the reindeers play with
Rudolph and they dot make fun of
him tell them please to be
Rudolphs friend tell them I said
please be Rudolphs friend
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Dear Santa,
How are you I wont a now
ginepig and suom makup and play
station two and e-z Backe oven
stuff and a trampoline and pupps 8
of tham and my brother wanst a
now ginepig I have been very good
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Dear Santa,
I would like to have a game boy
with too centrars.

Dear Santa,
I would like a baskit ball cort. A
toctw macker. Some new close. A
big radio contra hummer that got
speners the is water pfuf and gose
wil fast. Please Santa.

Dear Santa,
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those popey bubs and new bild-
barc and a new doll, an American
doll and a dreamlife and a face
painting set.

Dear Santa,
I wold like a game boy with to
centrolrs and a book.

Dear Santa,
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a tlog and a computer and a pet
snake and some plants and a tv an
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close if I be nice my mom going to
buy me a play stason two when I
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buy me a Robot that can do
Innthing for you

Dear Santa,
I would like if you. give me a,

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Dear Santa,
I would like the new Brats
twins. I would like a psp. I would
like a game of Xbox its call hit and
run will you get me it please Santa.

Dear Santa,
I would like too have a game
boy. I would like a care bare. I


Dear Santa,
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And a Yamha four wheeler. Last I
want a play station 3. because I
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Letters to Santa

North Elementary
Dear Santa,
I want for Chrismis is saying
and book fack nals. A fyrby a
computer with games Chiken Lit-
tle moive. And a nether move
cold the north pole Explor. A
Teddy bear and a colering book
Bratz and Big Bratz Babbys.

Dear Santa,
All I wont for chrisms is a
game boy and some game to go
with it. And some new clows and
a foil weller and a kitten and some
makeup and some earrings.

Dear Santa,
The only thing that I want for
Chrismes is that I want to see my
mom an my cosen abby and my
ant eriea and my grandma and to
see my puppys chews and rusty
and I want to see my grandpa and
I want to see the rest of my family.
By Laiten

Dear Santa,
I want a heed of ur slae and a


Dear Santa,

I want to no howe elvs make
the toy and where is the north
pole toy motrcicle.

Dear Santa,
I hope your getting ready for
Christmas. And here's a list of a few
things I want for Christmas. Like a
new bathing suit, bratz doll, and a
new gospel Kirk cd for my mom.
Well, bye Santa see ya at Christmas.
By Krystle

Dear Santa,
I love your holaday. What I
want for chrismis is a xbox and a
game, qub and a monstor truck
and a little motorsicyile and a bas-
ketball. Know you now what I
whont for chrismis. ,

Dear Santa,
My fafyit time of year is cyise-
mas I like wene you bring us
some toys thay are grate toys I
wontTnoor shoos an axp a noow
game for my playstan 2 and a

tansfome and a xbox. That's wate
I wote for cyamas.
By Cole

Dear Santa,
First I what a game boy avace
sd. Next I want a goo5+ and a for-
weerler. Then I will lev some cok-
ies for him. I hope he will get me a
lot of toys. The end.
By Jesus

Dear Santa,
I do want a toy jeep. I also
want a toy car S.U.V. I also want
another lomer. I want a little tool
set with scroodriver and ranches.
I want a hummer to ride. I want a
computer. Now you no what my
daddy and me is saying.
By Michael

Dear Santa,
I wanted to know if you can get
me A poket roket, A mankin, A big-
ger t.v. I also want A hamster, A
monky, A bobal bare, some close
for my bild A bare. Food for my
easy bake oven. Thank you Santa!

Dear Santa,
I want a lot of toys sanda. How
your reaindeer doing sanda. I will
tell the things I waet for
chimsmiss. Have a god chimss

Dear Santa,
I hope you get this letter so I
can tell you what I whant for
Christmis. I want a gocar.

Dear Santa,
How are you. I am doing great.
I have good grades in school. Can
I have these four things for Christ-
mas? I want a box of sand art, a
puppy of my own, a laptop and a
kitty cat. Can you give me one of
your bells? I would like to go to
the north pole if I could. Hope
Christmas comes soon!

Dear Santa,
How are you and miss. Close.
My famle is good I made good
gras. I bin in chrobl a litl bit. Wut is
my brothers presents. I been good I
school. Has my mom and dad an
sister been on the good list. Wote
I wont for crismis is a bole a fore
store borbe casI sow I can fibina

That is water I wonte The end.
By Kiyaunna

Dear Santa,
How are yo doing! I am dow-
ing grat wqn. You are not wrigng I
wunt you to till me abote crimes.
I will till you abote wunt I want for
crimes. Frst. I want a little puppe
for crismies. Next. I want a now
doll and I wunt it to have a little
car. Then. I want a little trttle.

Last. I want a pool and it has a lit-
tle dyveing borde and that is all I
wunt to till you abont and that is
all I wunt for crimes an I will see
my prasins and I will thank you.

Dear Santa,
I wat for Christmas turuta, tyuk
and a trqd and a botr and a man a
fishing pai and a net and 100 fish
thank you Santa and haf a grate

dode bole hebe and bilb bar wrck
nop corb for crismis and I like
your cote. Can I have oen of your
bels Santa.

Dear Santa,
How are you boing today. Bo
you now wate I wanted a bareb
becuses I wanted a clechthon and
a scooter and a pitcher are you.

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How are you and Miss Clos dow-
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name on it. And I want e-z backer
oven. And I want a ring I want a ear-
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Denise Calzada
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Letters to Santa

North Elementary
Dear Santa,
How are you doing. For
crismis can you give me a bell of
your slay. For my baby sister. For it
she cries. And I want a labetop
with a little biat of black on the
botom. And gray on the bottom.
Have a happy marry chrisms.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. I like your
suit this is what I like for Chistmas
Tony Hawks undergrand shaden-
the hed hog air gun bee bee gun

Dear Santa,
How are you doing for crismas
can you give me four things I will
have a xbox 360 and a moster
chroc and a four weeler. And thir-
teen books.

Dear Santa,

I wulb reely want a ps]
I tried one out and it was
And I want a super miky
on cc and that was a long
how is your suit this y
others no storms.

Dear Santa,

How are you and Roodc
if you aske we are dong
wanted to askyou if I can h
presins santa a vidopi
movees and seed player a
from Roodoff. Love santa.

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. (
I was joss wondering if yo
get me a pone for chifms
game boy and a mollc
homre and a baseball tem(
just any baseball teme I v
red socks ow and I loik
close thankyou Santa.

Dear Santa,
Are you grat are you I
hard day santa. I want a bik
you give me a bike.

p because
reley fun.
I saw him

Dear Santa,
Have I been a good boy. I want
a little four weler the one that bue
and it has a flag.

Dear Santa,
I been a good boy I want a miny
four weler. And I want a iPod shuf-

Dear Santa,
I've ben good I wan't a train for
Christmas & a airplane & I want it
to be blue & I want it to be a speed
one with. white wheels & can I
have a bell from you please can I
have a white train set. Blue speed
air plane white bell.

Dear Santa,
I want a puppie and
Brat sticer and Brat tal
want a Brat head and I
cram maker.

Dear Santa,

g time ago I want for chismiss
er I hope the peksis horse. And
Barebe and the differ
Cameron and the petgsie. The c
want for chismiss. I wan

off doing
good. I
iave four
iou and

Dear Santa,

nd abel Santa plea bring me stuff for
school plea and bring me a puppy
Love, and a phoun and I whont a game
Brianna boyand video game.
Your friend,

Cloz sow Dear Santa,
u wolde Please bring me a baby doll that
se and a alks and walks and a vedio game
concholl and my mom bring some flowers
e but not and for my dad bring him some
vant the flowers. I want a pink car and
:e you're some flowers and some houses to
play with. And a star.
Kayla Yourfriend

having a Dear Santa,
e would I wold like a pet chameleon. I
wold like a basketball an a basckit-
Pablo ball hup.

Dear Santa,
Plecse bring a pup a
earth and bring new to
children in the world an
box to me and bring a g
my brother and bring
for my cosen and get a
mom and bring new b
dad and for my dads' br

Dear Santa,
I wish everyone h
Christmus and the kids
toys. And I thngk I will
one more thing can
mom a garden.

Your friend merre Christmas. Ken ~

I want sum Dear Santa,
tows and I Can I have a psp and humer for
Want a ice Christmas tel Mrs. Claus. Have a

Youfriend happy hoilodys I hop you have a
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are doing

Your Friend,

Your friend

Dear Santa,
I wish you cuod bring me a toy
car but those that don't have setting.
And I wish you have a safte trip.
And I wish my dad and mom can
have some parfoome and you can
give the other gerdren have a
happy chresmes and I wish you
cued pring me a xbox.
Your friend,
Edgar Eliborie

Dear Santa,
I hop I get a gameboy it vants
and a compe gootar and a trip to
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I wud like to see the rel you. Are
you having fun in the North Pol?
Taec good of the elfs. Are you ok

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Letters to Santa ...

North Elementary
Dear Santa,
I have binn good this year. I
wont a play statoen 2. And a
gameboy and some legos and 2
racetracks and 5 packs of
yu,gi,ho cards and a play statoen
3 to. And a dinosaur play set and
my mom wants some chulirea.
And my dad wonts a nw Tv. And
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and sister my brother want play
cars and my sister want a baby
doll. And I will leef you cookies
and milk.
Dalton Lamb

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is Mrs.
Close? Can you get me a X Box
360 and a Play stason 3. I wont a
new bike plees Santa and sum
Pokeman cards. I wont a dog. Do
not pot him in a box because he
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Santa Close. I wont a macinchrol
car to Santa and I a Igana and a
thorny devil to. I wont PSP and
sum Dinusor toys to. That is all
the things I wont.
Quinton Reeves

Dear Santa,
How are you? I love you

Santa. I already have cookies
and milk for you. I have tried to
get for Christmas I want a Straw-
berry Shortcake doll! A winks
doll, a pickster. A video now and
some boos. lil be waiting, Kiss
Rudolph for me.
Sierra Spicer

Dear Santa,
Well, well, it is time for you to
come. Do you worle just once a
year. I try to be good sometimes
I am and sometime no! Please,
please don't leave me out. Bring
me an Xbox, a ps2, a remote
control car, a game cube, some
game boards, miniature cars.
This would make me and you
Tyler Ogle

Dear Santa,
Merry christma Santa. How
are you evees boing. Am I on the
good list. I hope you and your
riandeer are ok. Santa will you
bring me a psp and the game of
life and the last thing I went is a
sell shocker. Merry christmas to
all and all a good night.
Kirk Rayman
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Letters to Santa

North Elementary
Dear Santa,
I will have cookis for you and
milk to am going to tell you
wate I want for Chritmas. I want
a for weller and gotcart and a lit-
tle dirt bike. Mot of all I want
hunting stof and a hunting gune.
Thes is a quastan how is Mrs.
Close is she great. Just remem-
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Dear Santa,
Merry Christms St. Micholas,
and I wonld like a bratz doll, a
karoke machine, and my biggest
present is for you to bring my
grandma new heart to make
her feel better.
Sierra Ochoa

Dear Santa,
Please do not forget me. I will
wait for you come early. I want
moon shoes, a rocket, bass pro
shop toys, toys from cabelas, a
camera and most of all peace in
our world
Parker Alford

Dear Santa,
This is what I want for Christ-
mas. A basketball, Cheetah Girls
CD, charm braclet, Aly and AJC
CD, Be witched DVD, Destiny's
Child CD, and a labtop art set.
Hope you fill my stocking with
some of the present's I want for
Christmas. I'm going to lay out
some chocolate chip cookies
and chocolate milk for you. Is it
snowing at the North Pole?
Shiann Sampson

Dear Santa,
My name is Jacquelyn. I have
a new baby sister. She is 1 day
old. I am good in school. I make
good grades. Will you stop by my
house. Bring me and my sister a
fly pen and a scooter and some
books? I love to read a lot and
can you bring me some toys St.
Jackie Calzadq

Dear Santa,
I love you. My sister and I have
been very good Santa. Will you
give me a lot of toy's. Because I
lisin to my mom or dad. And I do
what my mom or my dad tell me
what to do. And I take care of my
sister a lot. I will leave you some
chocolate. Love and kisses. Santa
will give me everything that I
have on my list.
SKarina Jaimes

Dear Santa,
I know you have been work-
ing so hard. I left you some cook-
ies by the window at my house. I
would enjoy having presents. I
would like a boombox, my little
pony, baby doll, fake make up,
cinderela high heels, a pulse for
the fake make up, a shift with a
shirt to it I will ware the shift and
shirt when it is not cold, I will
also want crayons, markers, pen-
cils, and scisors. You can bring
my mom anything you can and
my dad and the children. You
must bring the children toys. I
have brothers and sister. Bye.
Rachel Gomez

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas Santa. How
have you been? I am Jose Limon.
My house is in Okee. I hope you
find me. Please bring me a
playstation 2, a remote control
for a game cube, a remote truck,

a game boy and a lol
read. Bring my broti
for a 5 year old. Than
P.S. Do not forget.

Dear Santa,

tof books to
her anything
k you Santa.

Jose Limon

How are you? Is it cold their? I
been good. I have a tree up in my
hose. I would like a toy car and
truck. I would like a video game.
Alex Bryan

Dear Santa,
Hello. I promise to leave you
hot chocolate if it is cold but if we
have our Florida whether will
leave I will leave Diet Coak and a
slice of pie to eat and will also
leave some thing for the reindeer
A huge bag of apples and a huge
tub of carmmal. Please feed it to
them on my roof top and tack a
pitcher Then put the pitcher in my
stocking not forget to dip the car-
mal apples for them they will like
it. Now to what I would like for
Christmas is a preum like and a
sandbox but if this is to much I
will be very happy of what ybu
bring me im not pickey. I rilly
want the pitcher uf you feeding the

Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope you are
staying warm. How is Mrs. Clas?
And your reindeer? I hope your
elvs are working hard for Christ-
mas. Let me tell you what I want
for Christmas. I want cities and a
Bratsz doll and a Twister game. I
love you and I can't wait for you
to come to my house on Christ-
mas night.

Dear Santa,
How do your raideer fly? I
want a pokemon game an game
box cold rooby vershen a game
by ds a kerby dirric on game boy
a electric scooter a game cube
game cald shadoe the heje hog a
kick stand a certificate to bild a
bear workshop. Now I have told
you what I whant for Christmas.

Dear Santa,
How ar yo doeg? I hope you
are doing good. I hope you mik &
cookes. Plz I hope you conefnies
to mak me a golf-bike for christ-

Kaylan Ingram. Dear Santa,

South Elementary

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Cluas? I
hope you like cookies. And I'll try
to make reindeer food. And I
hope'the elves are doing great.
Now let me tell you about my
Christmas list I want to have a
lovely Christmas. And spend time
with my family and watch the
Chrismas parade. And selabrate

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
your reindeers? I have never seen
Mrs. Claus and I'd like to see her.
I love you and I hope you have a
great Christmas and be safe dur-
ing winter. I love everyone in
your family and I hope your elves
are doing just great. I have a lot of
junk in my bedroom so I don't
know what you should get me. I
hope your elves are doing some
toys for children before Christ-
mas day. I hope everyone gets a
present for Christmas day or
- Christmas Eve. This is what I1
want for Christmas. I want a
white bunk bed with a desk
under it like Ashley's Furniture. I
want new Etnics for Christmas
and I don't know if I can make
some cookies because my mom
might be busy wrapping pres-
ents in her room on Christmas
Eve. I have enough clothes so on
Christmas Eve I want a cell
phone for Christmas. I want to
tell you that I like your clothes
that you wear to Christmas and
hope you have a great Christmas.
Merry Christmas Santa Claus.
Alyssa Coleman

Dear Santa,
fHow are you doing and how
is Mrs. Claus and how is Rud-
dolph and the other Raindeer?.1 h
pe your elves are not working to
hark. I might leva you cookies
and a cell phone because it is not
fair that my uncle has one and he
is only 15 years old.
Your friend Terrence

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? How
are you? I hope you are fine? I
wish I like a toy, car, ball, phone,
pink bed, bedroom..
Niez Mendoza

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about Mrs. Claus? I would
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pink. Etnies if you do I'll g
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I wondered if you could see
some cookie with milk how Mrs.
Claus and how are you I hop you
fine and your reindeer I bet they
aer fine I wish you could come
over to my house.

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are your
reindeers I what to no. I will
make some cooks and milk now
I have to go to bed.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
your reindeers is how is Mr. Claes
doing Now let me tell may wrish
list I want a fluffy pillow and a
new bed. My favrit thing is a
com4 bedroom an a sel fone.
Marlina Godinez

Dear Santa,



Can you make it snow evry
Christmas in Florida? I have
never seen yu before. Dose your
? How wife give you present? I have
d like a been thinking of what I want for
s to be Christmas. I wold like a star
give you starhon plaes becus I tried it and
See you what do you know I loved it. I
. Pleas also want an easy bake becus I
did have one and it made del-
Dakota ishosh cake but it and the fire
melted it in April 10 2004. I also
want a firefly cell pone if it OK
I hope with my mom I want it becus I
it a spi- saw it on TV and I thote it wold
at my be cool to have one.
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Masie Trent

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? How do
you make reindeer fly? I want
any cell phone you can make!
How are you doing? How are
you? How are your reindeer? I
hope yo are staying warm. I will
leave you a lot of chocklete chip
cookies. Why do you live in the
north pole? Why do you have on
pretty beautiful slay?
Shelbie Sierra Lonaberry

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Could
you please give me crash tag
team racing, X box 360, shadow
the hedgehog, PSP, game cube,
play station, sonic rush on DS, a
picture of sonic heros and a DVD
of sonic

Dear Santa,
How are you? I will leave you
milk and cookies. Now let me tell
you about my Christmas wish
list. I want nicktoons unite the

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before.
Dear Santa do you have to rede a
lot of letters? And do you inzized. I
have been thinking of hwat I
want for chrismas. I want for
chrismis is a game boy with a
game that is a Barby game to go
with it that is so hard. What I
want for chrismis next is loining
scatshoose and the wills do not
brack in one day and thay have to
last me intil they grow out of me.
Thank you.
Justistice Kent
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AFT 3:30pm
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954-445-0749 day. EOE.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
Starting @ $7.75

Full Tim

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A local citrus processing facility is in immediate need for
forklift operators. The position requires off-loading and
delivery of drums, pallets, and other raw materials to pro-
cessing area. Also palletizing, banding, and/or stretch
wrapping of product and other warehouse duties. Must be
able to work in a cold environment and have previous lift
truck experience in similar capacity. Must be willing to
work any shift and weekends.
We offer competitive pay with a full benefits package that
includes medical, dental, life, vision and many others.
If you possess the above qualifications please apply as
soon as possible at:


Southern Gardens Citrus
1820 County Rd. #833
Clewiston, FL 33440

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
for South Bay Construction Firm
Must have various office skills, including:
Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include general office
such as: answering the telephone and filing
to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very detail
oriented, ability to work on their own and organized.
Benefits include 401K and
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Delivery Truck Driver Needed
Immediate position available with excellent pay,
40 hours, M-E Looking for energetic person to
deliver wholesale food products, lifting is required.
Clean driving record a must.
Call Dennis for more information 800-419-1842.

Degree in human services
field & 2 years exp work-
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emotional and behavioral
challenges. Per Diem or
salary + benefits. Call
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Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
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Glades County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $9.23 -$13.85 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement,
annual leave, sick leave, holidays and educational in-
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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


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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Clothing 565
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Crafts/Supplies 585
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Tools 725
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Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A//C, for mobile home, with
heater, 3 ton, works perfect,
$150. (863)467-6434 .
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately.

ART PIECE-,Solid copper with
an Indian in front & a Buffalo
in the back. Dated '1842
$500 cash 863-763-2965
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $100.
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982

DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
glass top, self cleaning oven.
oodd condition. $100
RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
$175 (863)824-8749.
condition, $175 for set

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

BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
BICYCLE, woman's, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
BIKES (2) 3 speed 26" his &
hers, $20 each or both for
$30 (863)467-2305

30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318
ROOF PANELS, Pro Panel, (6),
18'x4'x3" thick, like new,
$1800 will sell separately.
WELL SYSTEM fairly new,
$800 for total system

collection, $400.
CARDS late 80s early 90s
excellent condition $500/
neg. (863)763-8943

plete, lots of programs,
$175. (866)855-0158

BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray
Solid cedar $125
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
nice, Lighted, medium wood,
$300. or best offer Moving
Must Sell (239)645-3620
'CHINA CABINET, old, 2 pc.,
yellow, hand painted, Ig.
glass shelves, nice, $450.
print, green burgundy & gold
$250 (863)467-5032
exc. cond., Jenny Lind, hon-
ey color, $120 for both.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
SIg. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light & medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
FUTON $35 or best offer
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
CHAIRS- Leather, Nice,
$225. (863)674-5770
$100. (863)763-8943 ask
for Tracy

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2,bags Incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.

PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2
magazines, less than 50
rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, Deer Gun, w/scope.
335. (863)467-7838

w/rack. $100.
TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100 (863)655-0030.
condition $125

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

Like new condition. $600
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee

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

$500 (863)634-9536 or
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)801-6149
ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3
wheel, new baft., light & bas-
ket, swivel cloth seat, runs
good $600 (863)634-5095
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
HOSPITAL BED electric foot
& head board, good cond.
w/2 rails $150
HOSPITAL BED- electric,
works good no mattress
$145 or best offer
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788

For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25 for all. (772)971-9474

NEW, a steal at $800
ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
asking $700,
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

TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859

BIRDCAGE, large, 4 wheel,
base measures 48" high x
34" x 22, $300.
wks, $500 (863)946-1279
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
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
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800.
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.

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

GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
asking $250.

$50.00 or best offer

Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.

er, Vintage, Good shape.
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
Stand Up Style. $25.

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

RCA Color VCR/TV with re-
mote, new in box, $80.
(863)467-1891 Iv. msg.,
TOSHIBA, color, 19", used, re-
mote & manual included,
$50. (863)467-1891 Iv.

3000psi, whose, wand &tips,
on wheels, 11hp B/S engine,
$350 863-697-97-9704

Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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

Shield, 78", high quality, ALL
the extras. Paid $140. Used
3x. $40 neg. (772)263-1178
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199

quiet, exc beginner horse,
$2500 or best offer
QUARTER/Thoroughbred 1yr
old stud, halter broke $600
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.

BUSH HOG: TSC, 5 Ft., 2
years old. $500.
863-610-1219 after 9pm or
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225 .

Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
14.5 HP 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
42" cut, $500
wheels, like new, 6hp B/S
engine, $175 or trade

COWS- some calves at side

SADDLE- asking $100


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

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE 2br, Iba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $500
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30

BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
home, 2964 NW 35th Ave,
$1000/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)467-0128.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $875/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, Very
Cozy, Single family, $1000.
mo. + 1st, Last & Sec. dep.

EAGLE ISLAND RD- 80 acres,
deep well for irrigation, ready
to plant, Call (561)951-3544

Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities in-
cluded. $125 wk. + 1st & last
mo. sec. dep. (863)467-0771

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

FOR SALE (863)983-4436

OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
8363-763-8391 or 634-3313
Okee, remodeled, 2BR/1BA, 2
story apt., building 40, Oak,
Lake Apts., $88,900.

42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.

2br,2bth, hse, 162' WF in,
BHR, dock, seawall, out bldgs,
$279,500 (863)467-1077
in ground pool, '/2 acre,
completely remodeled, ce-
ramic tile, $242,000.
(863)634-6545 or 634-2728

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

$30,000. or best offer. Financ-
ing possible. (305)240-2847


+/- 254 Acres open
land, abundant deer,
hogs & turkey. +/- 90
acre platted subdivi-
sion. 344 acres total.
Asking 15,000 per
acre. 20 minutes from
Ben Hill Griffing
Stadium & Campus.
10 minutes from
Downtown. Located
on Hwy. 301. Call Paul
Prescott at 561-718-
8031 or 561-718-8040.

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

Lot 42 +/- 6.33 acre lake
front lot in gated
equestrian community.
Asking $399,000. Call
Paul Prescott at 561-

Lot 47, +/- 6.33 acre
lake front lot. Asking
$425,000. Call Paul
Prescott at 561-718-

Mobile Homes

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

Avion Trailer, 35', w/45' Fla.
room, 2BR/2BA, w/walk in
shower, incl. free lot & cable
rental from Jan. to May, golf
cart, tricycle & bike, fur-
nished, located in KOA Adult
Park, $24,000.
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam orJohn
2 glass in rooms, plus car-
port, in Adult Park, $29,000
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.

Recreation I

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

with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT 20ft, 200hp Merc.
05 trailer, excel, running
condition. $4400/neg.
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
19ft, w/05 115HP Yamaha, 4
stroke engine, galv trlr., Must
sell due to health, Paid
$26,500 asking $18,000 or
best offer. (863)467-4493.
KAYAK- Hobie Lanai, used,
roomy cockpit, drink holder,
storage, good size for
kids,$185 (863)467-1790
KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.5, used highback seat,
good cond, yellow, $150
neg. (863)467-1790 Ivmsg
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call

25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
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

Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.

I Pb ic No ice

MOTOR HOME 30 Ft., 1989
w/454, $4000. Firm.
(863)610-1219. after 9pm &
good condition, can be seen
at 1495 Garden St.
$1500/neg (772)224-1132
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
Clean & Safe Rentals
$800-$1000/mo +
tax and deposit
Full Hook up RV Lots
$400/mo + elec & $35 for
cable. All rentals incl. boat slip
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.

Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $100 (863)467-6696
AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.
BOAT SEAT- Springfield Ma-
rine #3 with rod gimbel &
pedestal $100.
(863)610-0440 (Okee.)
.SEA PRO SEAT- With pedestal
$100. (863)610-0440

GOLD WING 2003, 10K, ABS
Brakes, Candy Apple Red,
Like new. $14,500. Call
(863)763-5500 Evenings.
good, $1800 (863)673-3620
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680 '

4 wheeler, exc. cond., manu-
al trans., gas powered, yel-
low, $1100. (863)801-6149
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2400. Firm.

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


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Weel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 400
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
GEO PRISM, '90, Christmas
Carl runs good, good gas
mileage, parts reasonable,
$1499. (863)467-1535
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
863)467-5401 or
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
863634-1909/634-3931 or
ed. 128K mls. Raisin Peard col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer. 863-675-3470 Mel
Runs exc. Needs trans. &
brake work $300 or good
parts car. (863)801-3310
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970

NTB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
cold air, $3500
TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208

Pubic Noice

The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held at
the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthousae, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flodrida. For more informa-
tion, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purposeft backup for official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
103731 ON 12/16,25/05

CADILLAC 1957 2 doors
needs work $1000/neg
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
'48- 4dr asking $2500
CHEVY TRUCK 1955 auto
and tilt steering, needs work
$2500 (863)357-3633
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826

GMC 7000 CAB OVER 1979,
427 cu. in., Air Brakes, Good
tires. Good shape. $4000 or
best offer. (863)801-1620

wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.

EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472

CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
RIM 16" Dodge Truck Rim
$100 or best offer
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.

CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
cyl., 5 spd., $1200 or best
offer. (772)359-2923 or
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
offer. (941)416-5571
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TOYOTA Pick Up T-100 '95,
Xtracab. 20 mpg. Reliable.
Good shape. $3000. Firm.
863-610-1219 after 9pm.

White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850

TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
Utility trailers, Equipment,
Dump, etc.,
910 Hwy 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
Toll ree (877)FLA-TRLZ
UTILITY TRLR- '05, 5x10,
drop loading ramp, Diamond
plate toolbox, 5mos old, like
new, $850 (863)357-6530

49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, great shape,
cold a/c, work or family ready
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
good, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer

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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 25, 2005

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before.
Santa how are you doing I have
ben theking of what I want for
chritmas. Coo I please have a
new jacite. Coo I please have a
new olplaia. Coo I please have a
new morenrel truck. Can I have
a new Xbox. Now you know
wot I want.
Trey Harman

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before.
Where did you get the elfs? I
have been thinking of what I
want for Christmas. Shell
Shokker because I love remote
control stuff. Shadow the hedge-
hog because I like sonic games.
Pokemon xd because I like
Pokemon games. Remote con-
trol batman because my other
one broke. I want an Xbox
because my other one is in Palm
Beach. I want a scooter because
my other one I lost.
Chris Grant

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before.
Are you well. How many present
do you delver each Christime. I
wont this theg for me and my
brother. I most like to shair my
stuff I like santa claus will bring
my fishing pull I like to fish a lot
and a PS2 it is my fevrit thing like
IT and IT is the PS2 and it is the
cid of the play station 2
Marcos Cozarin

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before.
How big is your house? I have
been thinking what I want for.
Santa I want toys like a transor
energon and I also want a game
sthen and a veido game and a
mutina Nic play set and a Xbox
and cloths because that are some
things. I want some people to
bring present to me.

Dear Santa,
I have never seen yoi
Are you actually real? I h.
thanking of what I wont
mas. Pleae have a Bratz r
dolls. I love thar songs. Pl
a scooter, so I can rid on
and h ave fun! Please hav
doll houses please. Plea
have some make-up plea
cool Chrismas.

Dear Santa,
I have never seen yoi
wus whning if you ar re
Dus your elfs here you
presins in the stoking anc
trees? I have been tankin
cupl things I want for
need a now bike my is m
and bint. I wan't a now b
and pup so thay will no
and thay be nis together
milly dollars $ in cas.

Dear Santa,
I have never see you
How do you deliver all tl

u before.
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for Chris-
ock aguis
leae have
the road
ve a lot of
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se have a

one nigth? I have been thinking of
wat I want for chrismas. A bike
becauemy bike is little and I want
a big bike ike my sistr's bike A
polly pocky the Chrismas one
because its chrismas. Bratz Rock
Anglz's band and limo and the to it
because I like the siog. An the
chrismas one becuoe its chrismas.

Dear Santa,
I have never seen you before I
never see you and seen you I have
been thinking what I want for
Christmas. I want a new bike
becus my old bike the tire bad
becus they was a needle I want a
game card and 4 choirs becus its
fun to play the games.
Pedro Nieto

Dear Santa,

Le L. L I have bee thinking that if I can
get -a toy abo it calls the hot
wheels. Also its fun games to
because I love games that are not
u before. I boring. Also I love close I wont to
*yrey riu? get some because I wont to get my
put the mom Also dad and the one that
d und the don't have close. Also food to and
g abote a socks also I wont a new bike for
X-mas. I me also I can ride my bike with ut
messed up tranng wheels. And I want a
abby cids computer so I can play games on it
)t be lost to also I can play final drive Nitro
I want a and its cool because I can get Nitro
Als my buddy I'm goo to give some
er Gillum toy to him some different toy 5 toys
for you a Ps2, PS2 games 2 a foot
ball for cerbing with your dad. 3
basket ball. 4 a big tv for the 752 or
u before. Ax box. Just for x box games.
he gife in ShenyDavis

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homeowners throughout the United States who are fed up with
constant painting and other maintenance costs. It comes with a
Lifetime non-prorated warranty and makes your home energy
efficient. And is backed by a 42 year old international company. Our
new product can be used over any type of home, including frame,
concrete block, and stucco homes. It comes in a choice of colors and
is now going to be introduced to the LOCAL market. Your home can
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while if we can use your home. For a FREE estimate, please call:

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