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Okeechobee N ews


Vol. 97 No. 334 Thursday, November 30, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated
for the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive
by and enjoy your festive dec-
orations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
3268 N.W. 26th.Ave.

CSX crossing
work canceled
The Okeechobee County
Road Department has
announced that the work on
the railroad crossing on
Lofton Road at N.W. 144th
Trail has been canceled indef-
initely by CSX Railroad.

Inside

Supreme Court takes
up global warming
WASHINGTON The
Supreme Court stepped gin-
gerly into the national debate.
over global warming, on
Wednesday, asking how
much harm would occur if
the Environmental Protection
Agency continues its refusal,
to regulate greenhouse gases
from new vehicles.
In the first case about
global warming to reach the
high court, a lawyer for 12
states and 13 environmental
groups pressed the justices to
make the government act,
saying the country faces
grave environmental harm.
Inaction is like lighting "a
fuse on a bomb," said James
Milkey, an assistant attorney
general for the state of Massa-
chusetts.
Opening up an hour of
arguments, Justice Antonin
Scalia asked, "When is the
predicted cataclysm?"
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Drought Index
Current: 619
Source: Florida Division
Iof Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.26 feet

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

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Canal project to start soon


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents of Treasure Island
should be seeing some long
awaited relief from their vegeta-
tion and silt-laden canals soon.
Work on the canals was sched-
uled to begin Nov. 13, but has
been delayed for various reasons.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Nov.
29, work still had not. started.
However, the contractor has deliv-
ered two track hoes and two


dumpsters to the area.
I Gene Schriver, of the engineer-
ing firm of Craig A. Smith, had
expected-the work to begin this
past Monday. He said the material
dredged from the canals would be
hauled temporarily to nearby
Hazellief Groves. It" is not known
yet if it can be used for fill. He said
the dredged material might have
to be hauled to the landfill.
Before any vegetation removal
and dredging begins, a turbidity
screen will be placed at the throat


of each one of the east-west
canals north of S.E. 25th Street.
Boaters will have to use cau-
tion in crossing over the turbidity
screens.
Canal cleanup has been a long
time coming. It was over two
years ago when a grant became
available .
At their Sept. 14 meeting, the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners awarded
a contract for $501,105 to Devland
Site Development for the Taylor


Creek sediment removal project.
This contract will involve remov-
ing vegetation from the Taylor
Creek canals' in the Treasure Island
and Taylor Creek Isles areas and
dredging sediment from the
canals;
A total of a little over $100,000
is available for. canal cleanup.
Most of that amount comes from a
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) grant. The
remaining amount came from
county matching funds.


County Administrator George
Long said the county will not
know how far that money will go
until the contract is completed.
Then, the county will have an idea
of ho\\ much material will have to
be removed Irom the canals.
As to depth, Mr. Long said the
engineers and SFWMD made a
scientific guess and agreed to a
standard depth, since no original
plans have been found. Because
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County OK's



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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's. beginning to look more
and more like Home Depot will
be coming to Okeechobee,
maybe by the middle of next
year.
At the Tuesday, Nov. 28,
meeting of the Okeechobee.
County Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals, the
building supply store overcame
two more hurdles to opening a
store in Okeech6bee "
fHome Depot 'was granted
permission to erect a larger than
usual sign and received site plan
approval.
At the September board


Law


meeting, Home Depot was
granted a special exception to
build a retail building of more
than 20,000 square feet on prop-
erty located at the intersection of
U.S. 441 S. and Charles Harvey
Highway. This area was once
occupied by U-Save, Eckerd's
and K-Mart. The building supply
store ,plans to demolish the
vacant buildings on the property
and build a retail building of
about 104,000 square feet and a
garden center-of.minoe than
34,000 square feet.
Home Depot's website states
that the store is the world's
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Farmers Market now open
On Thursday, Nov. 30, in Flagler Park, the Main Street
Farmers Market will once again be open for business
from 4 until 7 p.m., with a hint of the holiday snlr''*!; lew
air by DJ David Padgett from Mixes tor You. Along with
the fresh vegetables, honey, ceafoud and many other
items one can enjoy the holiday music as well as local
singers caroling through karaoke with Mr. Padgett.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Santa came into the seventh
annual City of Okeechobee Tree
Lighting Ceremony atop of a City
Fire, Department Truck, with
sirens blaring as children awaited
his appearance for their chance
to tell him what they want for
Christmas.
Santa assisted Mayor Jim Kirk
with the countdown to turn on
all the lights in the city prior to
taking his place in the little house
set up for him to receive visitors.
City Administrator Brian
Whitehall began the program by
thanking all of the following indi-
viduals, organizations and busi-
nesses that helped to make the
event possible.
Mayor Kirk said after his 18
years with the city council "It
makes me feel good that I live in
a community where people give.
We have a lot to be thankful for. I
would like to express a special
memory and appreciation for the
men and women in our Armed,
Forces that aren't with us for the


"It makes me feel good that I live in a commu-
nity where people give. We have a lot to be
thankful for. I would like to express a special
memory and appreciation for the men and
women in our. Armed Forces that aren't with


ps for the holiday season."


holiday season."
Students from all five elemen-
tary schools formed a chorus
and sang traditional Christmas
carols as well as some newer
Christmas songs. The chorus
practiced all day for the first time
as a group and had pizza for
lunch.
There -were students from
each of the elementary schools
as follows: South-22, Everglades-
27, Central-23, North-1'6 and
Seminole-21.
Many of the children passed
the time waiting in the long line
to see Santa by enjoying refresh-
ments, of juice, cookies and other
snacks that were provided for


- Mayor Jim Kirk


everyone in attendance.
Santa will make additional
appearances at the City Hall Park
on Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 4, 5, 6,
7,8,11, 12, 13and 14 from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
Santa will be in FlIgler Park 4
on Dec. 10 following the Cham-
ber of Commerce Lighted Christ-
mas Parade and on Dec. 15, 16,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6
until 8 p.m.
Santa will also be making
appearances by riding around
the city on a fire truck. He will be
in the northwest and northeast
sections on Dec. 20; the south-
east section on Dec. 21; and, the
southwest section on Dec. 22.


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Mayor Jim Kirk was visited by Santa who helped with the cquntdown to light up the
city during the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Santa then went on a
stroll through the park and then saw many children who were lined up waiting to have
their picture taken with Santa. Santa will be making additional appearances in the City
Hall Park on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.


City, carolers ring in the season


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Canal

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different developers put in different'
canals, they might have originally
been dug to different depths.
The canal cleanup brings up the
unanswered questions of canal
ownership and funding for contin-
ued canal maintenance once the
initial work is done.
Some of the canals are privately
owned and some have been dedi-
cated to the county by the develop-
er. Some property lines go to the
canal edge while some extend to
the middle of the canal. However,
Mr. Long did not think this would
be a problem since all property
owners would probably want their
canals cleaned.
County attorney John Cassels
has offered the opinion that noth-
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property owners to finance contin-
ued maintenance of the canals.
In June of 2004, commissioners
agreed to accept a grant from
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The engineering firm
Smith was granted a o
gather data and develop
nary engineering plant
studied representative
determine the amount o
in the canals and the be
of disposal.
In December of
Schriner delivered his fi
on the canal cleanup sur
The survey deter
most of the sediment
mouth of the canals.
mended mechanical ha
aquatic plants and hydr
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The report estimate
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that would require a lit
months to haul away.


received as a result of dedication,
unless they do it voluntarily.
However, commissioners have
taken the lead in directing canal
cleanup and they have discussed a
special assessment for canal-side


News Briefs


-- Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
.. Christmas and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over $250
redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Floral
|rs" Design, 300 N.. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian
.rs I0Church.
Floral coupons will be available from Saturday, Nov. 25, until
- Sunday, Dec. 31. Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.

"_ Legislative delegation meeting slated
w OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced
that the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting
- will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee County Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should
be sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative ses-
sion will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in
order to appear before the delegation for consideration, and must
north Canal, be accompanied by a resolution from the local government sup-
)ee. porting the bill.
ily totaled As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delega-
y providing tion on state issues that are of concern to them.
es. For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
Sof Craig A. hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
contract to (863) 386-6016
p a prelimi-
t. The firm Drivers can list emergency contacts
canals to
of sediment Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
st methods emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your
2005, Mr. driver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do
rm's report not have to search for relatives.
rvey. Go, to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
nined that emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask
was at the for the name, address and phone number of two people you want
It recom- to have contacted.
harvesting of For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
aulic dredg- concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In
Okeechobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441
ed that the S.E. Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.


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largest home improvement spe-
cialty retailer-over 2,000 retail stores
in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin
Island, 10 Canadian provinces and
Mexico.
The website also claims that
Home Depot is one of the largest
diversified wholesale distributors in
the United States and offers prod-
ucts and services ,for building,'
improving and maintaining
homes, businesses, and municipal
infrastructures.
/ At the Nov. 28 meeting, Home
Depot was granted a variance to
allow for a building sign of more
than 200 square feet in a commer-
cial zoning district.
Home Depot is planning, to
erect a sign of about 438 square
feet on their building that would
read "The Home Depot" with let-
ters about 6 feet high and stretch-
ing across the 72-foot-wide
entrance area.
Planning official Bill Royce
noted that with the size of the


building and the 360-foot setback
from the front property line, a sign
of the requested dimensions
would not be imposing.
The board also unanimously
approved Home Depot's site devel-
opment plan. Documents filed in
connection with the site develop-
ment plan indicate that the project
will begin in December of 2006
with demolition to begin in Febru-
ary of 2007. Construction is sched-
uled to begin in March 2007 with a
grand opening in August of 2007.
The total project area'is listed as
721,353.6 square feet or 16.56
acres. It will be served by Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
water and sewer. The develop-
ment will be utilizing a primary
-entrance from U.S. 441 S.. Plans
call for, two additional entrances
connecting to Charles Harvey
Highway. All three of these
entrances were in use when K-
Mart, U-Saye and Eckerd's 9ccu-
pied the site.
Plans also call for construction
of a median on U.S. 441 S. that will
prevent left turn exits onto U.S. 441
S., and the addition of a north-
bound right turn lane on the four-
lane highway.


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The main entrance will also
require a permit from the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT).
Turning to other matters, the
board granted Gordon and Julie
Sanders' request to install a used
dwelling unit in an agriculture zon-
ing district on N.W 288th Street in
Viking.
OK Ventures, owner of property
on U.S. 441 S.E. about one quarter
mile west of County Road 15-A on
the Rim Canal, had two petitions
before the board. The organization
requested a change in zoning from
commercial to residential general
and a special exception to allow for
single-family attached or multifam-
ily dwellings at a density of 7.5 units
per acre.
The owner's stated purposed is
to build single family "cottage
homes."
The board unanimously recom-
mended that the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners approve the zoning
request. They also approved the
special exception pending
approval of the zoning change.
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S.E. near County Road 15-B. They
requested a change in zoning from
commercial and residential mixed
to neighborhood commercial 1on
one piece of land. This would
allow for a motor coach park
office. The other requested zoning
change from agriculture and resi-
dential mixed to commercial-
recreational vehicle would allow
for operation of an RV park.
Mr. Royce noted that the zoning
request for commercial recreation-
al vehicle would change the zoning
to conform to present use of the
property.
The board voted to recommend
the county commissioners
approve the two.requests.
County commissioners will
conduct a second public hearing
on each of these zoning requests at
9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec, 14, at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304. N.W. Second St.
KJB Properties, Fra-Mar Enter-
prises and Bobby Tucker were
granted preliminary plat approval
for the proposed 500-lot Trailview
subdivision that would be located
on the north side of S.R. 70, north
and west of N.E. 128th Avenue.


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Family reading night
Family Read Night was held at NES. Approximately 400 parents and students came to
school to read, take Accelerated Reader tests and shop at the Book Fair.


Obituaries ,..


Albert Roney Busbin
Albert Roney Busbin, age :83,
of Okeechobee, entered into rest
and peace on Nov. 23, 2006. He
was born March 21, 1923, in Ty Ty,
Ga. He was a World War II Navy
veteran and resided in Florida
most of his life.
He is survived by: his wife,
Charlene; son, William; and, two
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m.,
at the Treasure. Island Baptist
Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to
the Busbin Building Fund of Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church, 4309
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, Fla.
34974.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N: E. Second St., Okee-
chobee.
Ramona 0. Muerdter
Ramona 0'. Muerdter, age 95,,
of Louisville, and formerly of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Nov. 24,
2006, in Louisville, Ky.
She was a member of Church
of Our Savior Episcopal in Okee-
chobee where she served as the
head of the Altar guild. She served
as a worker and then a volunteer
for the American Red Cross in
Louisville and Okeechobee. Her
services extended over a period of
50 years.
She retired to Okeechobee in
1974 and, after 30 years, returned
to Louisville where she lived with
her caregivers, her nephew and
niece, Joseph and Robin
Hawthorne.
Mrs. Muerdter was preceded in
death by: her husband of 70
years, James W Muerdter; her
parents, George and Maud


Knopp; sisters, Elsie \Vepl., Elma
Halliday, Lavern Knoop; and,
brothers, Charles, Calvin, Milford,
Paul Carol, Darwin and George
Knopp, Sr. In addition, she is sur-
vived by a host of nieces and
nephews.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 1,
2006, from 5 until 7 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held on
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at 10 a.m.,
at Church of Our Saviour Episco-
pal. Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
American Red Cross of Okee-
chobee.
- -All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N. E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Robert Samuel
Rogers, Sr.
Robert "Bobby" 'Samuel
Rogers, Sr., age 53, died Saturday,
Nov. 25, 2006. He was born Nov.
29,1952.
Mr. Rogers is survived by: his
mother and father, Sarah and Mal-
colm Rogers, Sr.; his wife of 25
years, Janet; children, Jennifer
(Steve) Wilson, Kimberly, Robert,
Jr., and Kyle; two grandchildren;
siblings, Malcolm (Patty) Rogers,
Jr. and Sue Ellen (Mike) Ford; and,
nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Sunday,
Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at Family Wor-
ship Center, Indiantown.
Premier Funeral Services, Lake
Worth is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Donald Ray Sprague
Donald Ray Sprague, age 67, of
Okeechobee died Tuesday, Nov.
28, 2006, at Hospice of Okee-
chobee's Hamrick Home. Mr.
Sprague was born July 9,1939, in
Lockwood, Ohio to Francis and
Edith Sprague. He was a yacht


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and boal salesman as well as hav-
ing retired as a fireman. He came
to Florida from Ohio in 1951. Mr.
Sprague proudly served our coun-
try in the U.S. Navy as a hard hat
diver. His hobbies were fishing
and boating as he had an extreme
love of the ocean. Mr. Sprague
married Evelyn Haskins in 1976.
Mr. Sprague is survived by his
wife, Evelyn Haskins Sprague;
daughter, Dona Ritter; sons, Steve
Sprague and Michael -Sprague;
brother, Francis Sprague; step-
daughter, April Grady; five
stepchildren; three grandchil-
dren; two great grandchildren;
and one step grandson.
A memorial service will be
held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006,
at Oakview Baptist Church with
Rev. Charles Rice officiating. Mr.
Sprague's cremains will be scat-
tered at sea.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee Fla. 34973.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
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The story is told of the great
Dutch artist who was commis-
sioned to paint the portrait of a
famous man of his country.
After weeks of work the artist
completed the painting, It was
beautifully executed. Wonderful
in detail vibrant in color.
In the foreground of the picture
the artist had painted some tulips.
The flowers were so beautiful and
colorful that those who viewed
the- painting never saw the por-
trait of the subject they could not
take their eyes beyond the tulips.
Sometime we all tend to major in
minors. In doing so we place
importance on trivial matters and
fail to see the entire picture. It is
difficult, in many instances to see
;beyond the "tulips."
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City Hall Park Santa: Santa
will be in City Hall Park on Nov.
30; Dec. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13
.and 14 from 6 until .8 p.m. Pic-'
tures with Santa are $1. Goody
bags will be given to the chil-
dren.
The Holiday Tour of Homes:
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec.
2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. For
information, call Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702.
Tree of Life Ceremony: Mon-
day, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the
American Legion, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. New Ground will begin
singing at 6:30 p.m. and the cere-
mony will begin at 7 p.m. There
will be Christmas carols, candle
lighting and words of comfort
from local ministers. For infor-,
mation call (772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ-
mas: Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, 610 S:W. Second Ave. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-
MAIN.
. Window Decorating Contest:
Judging will be on Dec. 9. For
information, contact ,Okee-
chobee Main Street at (863) 357-
MAIN.
Chamber of Commerce light-
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also be a craft show in Flagler
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Kiwanis Santa in Park, #4:
Dec. 9 following the lighted
Christmas parade, then again on
Dec. 15, 16, 18, 19,,20,21, 22 and
23 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15,
16 and .17 at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
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ceed do\ n Ta) [or Creek to the
lock, then left to the VFW or
Butch's Backyard Lounge. For
information, contact Bob
Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or
(863) 467-7050.
Santa on the fire truck: Dec.
20 in the N.W. and N.E. sections
of the city; Dec. 21 in the S.E.
section of the city; Dec. 22 in the
S.W. section of the city.


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THANKS: Lately as I have been driving around our subdivision, I
have noticed our sheriff's office with some of the work release peo-
ple cleaning up our subdivision. I commend you for that effort to
keep our community clean. It's unfortunate that some people who
choose to live here have no pride in their community. Once again
my, thanks to the sheriff and his people who try to make Okee-
chobee a better place to live.

ABSURD:'I can't understand how it seems that one person can
dominate the Speak Out column. It seems like the same person is
calling up day after day and putting in their comments then calling
in again making out like they are another person. It's all about the
school children. I think it's absurd.

TIP: I would like to leave a Christmas tip for my faithful mail carri-
er. What are the Post Office rules about leaving tips for mail carriers?
Editor's Note: We suggest you contact the local postmaster. The
phone number for the Okeechobee post office is (863) 763-3616.

DRUGS: I would like to know why we cannot get something
done about the drugs in the Fort Drum area. Drugs are everywhere
and the cops know it's here. These people have little children in
their homes and they are collecting welfare but they are selling
drugs. So many people have died out here. Why can't we get some-
thing done?

WALL: This is in behalf of all the people who live in Basswood
concerning the wall that marks Basswood in the front on U.S. 98. I1
figured it is a good time to call this in: we would like to say that 'all
we want for Christmas is our two front Bs. Then, we will wish you
Merry Christmas.'

DOGS: Here is some common sense for you: rather than endan-
ger your dogs or strangers, how about leaving your dogs home?

DON'T TOUCH: What part of hunting dogs didn't register? When
you go hunting you have to get them there some how and whether it
is dog boxes, hog trailers or horse trailers it doesn't seem to matter
what you put them in people still insist on touching them. Common
sense would tell you that you do not touch. anyone's animals, peri-
od. The owner.of any animal should be able to take them any where
they please without someone touching them. I have dogs that run
loose in our yard, kids and walkers always harass them a little
boy even stuck his hand through our fence aggravating one of our
dogs and he was bitten. Needless to say, our dog was put to sleep
because of his aggravating our dog on her property. So better than
leaving them at home, how about not touching strange animals or
letting your kids pester them.

COMMON SENSE: Common sense should prevail with people
but doesn't. Why would you or your child stick your hands into an
area where there are animals that aren't your pets? Why would you
intentionally aggravate an animal you do not know? It is not fair to
the animal. Why should they have to be put down because some-
one is so dadgum stupid as to aggravate an animal?


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Community Events

Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enact-
ment, will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway
Rd. in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The
camps will be open Saturday frbm 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are
battles throughout the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sun-
day, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the bat-
tle at 1 p.m. Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1; under age 6, free.
Parking is $1. All proceeds benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's
Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by 8th Florida Company C,
75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For information and
admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) .465-7608, or civil-
wargal@cs.corm; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyrid-
erl863@aol.com.




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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 Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village 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 questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group-is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings areheld at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
Executive Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
'becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Sunday
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.:
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
- of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family Histoty Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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 Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.


Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing, For informatiorf, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at,
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Detective to speak at PTO meeting
Osceola Middle School Will hold a PTO meeting on Thursday,
Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. All teachers and parents are
invited., The guest speaker will be Detective Btad Stark from the
Okeechiobee County Sheriff's Office who will be discussing gang
activity. For information, call (863)462-5070.
OHS drama club will stage 'Pollyanna'
The Okeechobee High School drama club will be putting on
the production "Pollyanna" on Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the high
school auditorium, 2800 U.S. 441 N. For information, call the OHS
office at (863) 462-5025.
Yard sale features Christmas items
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S. E., will hold a yard
sale Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
to support the children with their activities. Items include Christ-
mas decorations, furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, baby items
and household items. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-
4242.
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demonstra-
tion on the use of beads and glitter in your scrapbooking and card-
making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with
your scrapbooking questions and supplies Refreshments will be
served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages
on which you are currently working. For information call Carolyn
at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Winter Jam for students planned
A Winter Jam outdoor concert for students in grades nine
through,12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1., from 6 until 10 p.m. in
the parking lot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be
live music and a "Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaper-
oned and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to
www.splintpro.com; or, call Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at
(863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms are also available at Beef
O'Brady's.
Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida
Cracker history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and
Cur Dogs" at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at
7 p.m. Come learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history
as seen through the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This,
program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is
free and open to the public.
DuPuis hosting photo exhibition
The DuPuis Management Area's Visitors' Center will feature
the Florida Humanities Council Road Scholar Program featuring
John Moran's'Journal of Light slide presentation on Saturday, Dec.
2, from 10 a.m. until noon. The program is a collection of land-
scape and wildlife photography. For information about the free
event and.to RSVP, contact Kim Kanter at (800) 432-2045, ext.
3339; or, kkanter@sfwmd.gov.
4-H County Council plans yard sale
Okeechobee County 4-H County Council.will host a fundrais-
ing yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the parking lot at Mims Veteri-
nary Clinic, from 8 a.m. to noon. A wide variety of items will be on
sale, donated by 4-H members and their, families. Have fun shop-
ping, find some great buys and support4-H. : ::
HIV/AIDS talk show topic "
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Spencer
Lieb, senior epidemiologist with the Florida Department of
Health; Bureau of HIV/AIDS. The topic of the show will be The
Florida Department of Health 2006 report entitled "Silence is
Death; The Crisis of HIV/AIDS in Florida's Black Communities."
For information, contact your local health department or view on
line at Florida Department of Health-Health Statistics-HIV/AIDS.
Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place
on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 9:00 p.m. Tick-
ets are on sale and going fast. Self-tour tickets are $12 per person'
and are available at Raulerson Hospital's Public Relations office,
at the hospital gift shop and at Suzie's Hallmark Card in Northlake
Plaza (next to Publix). Bus tour tickets are $25 and available in the
Hospital Public Relations office only. All proceeds go to The Unit-
ed Way of Okeechobee. For information, call Bill Casian at (863)
824-2702.
4-H council plans yard sale
The Okeechobee 4-H County Council will be holding a
fundraising yard sale Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon in
the parking lot of Mims Veterinary Clinic, 275 S.W. 32nd St.
BHRFD hosting spaghetti dinner
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Volunteer Fire Department, 678 S.R.
78 W, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a $5 donation. The menu will
include spaghetti, salad, garlicbread and coffee. Proceeds will be
used for training and equipment.
Bike ride benefits mission
The Old Men Riders Club is having a 125-milebike ride around
the lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individ-
uals to sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome.
The money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-
profit mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking
lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Rod-
denberryat (863) 610-1841 or Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780.

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There
will be many hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked
goods and much more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the
church, and proceeds will go to toward missionary projects.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863)
763-6928.
BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold
their annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8
a.m. until 3 .mn. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and


baked goods. Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For
information, call (863) 357-6500.
Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th
annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd. Doors will open at 11
a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled
will be furnished by local shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup
Auction and prize give-aways. Tickets are now available. For infor-
mation or tickets contact Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or
(863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and
fees, call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.








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In at 4-under
The Robert Cook Welding team were given an award for being the next-to-last-place
team in the Oct. 28 Skip Bryant Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Okeechobee
Golf & County Club. The team finished their round at 4-under-par. Team members were
(left to right) Mark Groothouse, Robert Cook, Leslie Fletcher and Tom Bittner. The annu-
al event raises money for scholarships that are awarded to students of local law enforce-
ment or firefighting personnel. This year, the tournament raised over $18,000.


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Lunker's places fifth
The Lunker's Sports Grille team placed fifth in the Oct. 28 Skip Bryant Memorial Golf
Tournament with a 10-under-par 62. Team members were: (left to right) Bernie Kirchner,
Joe Levy, Richard Nix and Red Altman. The annual event is the main fundraiser for the
Skip Bryant Memorial Fund which awards scholarships to the children of law enforce-
ment personnel and firefighters in Okeechobee County. This year, the event raised over
$18,000.


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d are being held Dec. 2
Volleyball tryouts for the
Lake Juniors volleyball team
scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2
. the Okeechobee High Schc
gym beginning at 9 a.m. I
detailed information call Geoi
May at (863) 634-5836 or go
biglakejuniors.com.
O.C.R.A. monthly
meeting is planned
O.C.R.A. will conduct


monthly meeting on Wednesday,
Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580
Big N.W 27th Lane. Annual nomina-
are tions for new directors will take
' in place at that time.
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For OHS golf team.
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to sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
its high school office or at Quality


T's as soon as possible..
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information, contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
1722.
Adult players wanted
for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players
are wanted for a men's baseball
team.
If interested, contact George
at (863) 634-7657.


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chobee for Christmas. My Aunt's House will distribute all the items in time for the holi-
day. If you would like to help provide Christmas for a child, or a family, please call My
Aunt's House (863) 634-2306 or Sharon Vinson (863) 462-5000 ext. 257.


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S_ 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show
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p.m. on 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The
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the Florida Department of Health,
Bureau of HIV/AIDS.The topic of
the show will be The Florida
Department of Health 2006 report
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day from 9 a.m. until noon and
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Blue Angels show caps full


weekend for Florida squadron


Florida The U.S. Navy's
elite flight demonstration team,
the Blue Angels, closed out its
60th anniversary 2006 season
with a grand finale Veterans' Day
celebration in Pensacola and
Okeechobee 453rd Composite
Squadron members were on
hand to view the show and visit
the National Naval Aviation
Museum over the weekend.
During their four-day stay at
Naval Air Station Pensacola, the
Okeechobee squadron cadets
and senior members were
guests at the Navy's Officer Can-
didate School. Members got the
opportunity to live and learn the
indoctrination that naval officers
go through, living without day to
day items most take for granted.
At the JetPort Dining Facility,
where hundreds of sailors,
Marines and airmen gathered for
chow, many service members
recognized the CAP uniforms
and ranks and started up conver-
sations with the cadets about
military life.
The squadron members also
visited the Naval Aviation Muse-
um, where they experienced the
actual "Top Gun" cockpit stimu-
lation of an F14 Tomcat or F18
Hornet. The carrier landings
with an actual moving aircraft
carrier made things challenging.
The weekend finished out
with the Saturday air show,
which drew an estimated
120,000 onlookers.
The squadron members had
a spectacular front-row view of
not only the Blue Angels' aerial
acrobatics but also:
Fat Albert, the Blue Angel C-
130 used for jet-assisted takeoffs.
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Taylor and Cadet 1st Class Matt Clark of the Okeechobee
453rd Composite Squadron view an F-18 Super Hornet flyby
from their vantage point in front of the National Naval Avia-
tion Museum in Pensacola.


station team, with sky soldiers
displaying precision moves with
their Cobra helicopters.
The Gene Soucy Biplane Air
show featuring Teresa Stokes'
wingwalk.
Dale Snodgrass' F-86 Sabre
flight.


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Eagle flyby.
The A-10 Warthog demon-
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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950. ,
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from .1.1a.m. until 9 p.m .....
,Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11
a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day and Sunday from 1 until 9
p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen
TV. Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
e Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 5 until 8 p.m.
December events:
Saturday: karaoke from 5
p.m. until ?
Friday, Dec. 15: Just One
More Party from 6 until 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17: SAL steak
dinner from 3 until 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: SAL Christ-
mas party for bartenders from 5
until 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve luau party from 8 p.m.
until ? Tickets will be on sale at
bar. Champagne will be served
at midnight.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Johnny Patton at (863) 467-2882
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) 467-
8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at I
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be


available.
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper. .
.Satdy -and Sundays:
music at7 prn. M_ -.
'* First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
. The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
Saturday, Dec. 2: annual
fashion show and luncheon at
the Okeechobee Shrine Club,
1855 S.W. 53rd St., at S.R. 78.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. and
lunch will be served at 11:45
a.m. All clothing to be modeled
will be furnished by local shop
owners. There will be a Tea Cup
auction and giveaways. Tickets
are available for $10 per person.
For information contact Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020 or
(863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday: cards and
games social. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
4 Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 6 p.m. Call
for the menu. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m.
Dec. 9, Lodge hog roast and
steel guitar jam from I until 5
p.m. Bring the family and enjoy.
Dec. 16, Children's Christ-
mas party from 1 until 3 p.m. for
BHR families. Please register by
Dec. 10.
Dec. 16, Lodge Christmas
party at 7 p.m. Please bring a
covered dish.


Dec. 17, W.O.T.M. bake sale Sundays: dinner will be
from 9 until noon. Please bring available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
pies, cakes or cookies for the will be followed by karaoke from
sale. 6 until 10 p.m.
Dec. 20, Thank you party Every third Sunday there
for volunteers at 7 p.m. will be a post meeting and ladies
Dec. 26, Lodge member- auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m:
ship meeting at 8.p.m. The post membership drive
Dec. 26, Lodge enrollment is under way, and the post is
meeting at 8 p.m. All prospective striving for 100 percent. For
members should attend. A .information, contact the quarter-
6 Dec. 31, New.Years Eve, master at (863) 763-0818.
party at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per' 9 Big screen TV for all events.
couple or $25 per person.


Snacks and hors d'oeuvres avail-
able. Only ticket holders may
enter starting at 6 p.m. Music by
Don West band.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at
7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month
at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on
Sunday from 3 p.m. until ?, with
snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first,
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal
Order of Moose #1753, Legion-
naires are holding their annual
Koeze Nut fundraiser for food
baskets for the less fortunate.
Order forms and catalogs may
be picked up from Paul at The
Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrott
Ave., or at the Lodge located, at
159 N.W. 36 St. For information
or to order call Paul at (863) 467-
1484, or the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information
or write the Post at P.O. Box
1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973.
The.Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at I
p.m. for members and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.


VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
fourth Saturday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and'Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
iliary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
634-2682.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 24,
through Thursday, Nov. 30, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Casino Royale" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Deck the
Halls"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9,
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red. Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT
is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local
disasters. If you would like to give
of your time and talents to help
local citizens in time of disaster,
please call Debbie Riddle or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross-
Okeechobee branch at (863) 763-
2488.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours .to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is current-
ly seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man.Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are spe-
cially trained and certified to inves-
tigate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out
assessment of facilities. Licensed
social workers, pharmacists, elder
law attorneys, physicians, nurses
and others with a sincere interest
in the elderly are urged to apply.
For information call (772) 595-
1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.


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Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
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Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Baby Car Seat, on road next to
the new Ag Center, sticker
on carrying handle, "que bien
Mama" (863)634-5559 Beth
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
(863)763-0215
DOG- mix breed, female,
brn/white spots, Found on
SR70 & 599. Call
(863)467-6472.
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145

BOSTON TERRIER, Black &
white, last seen 11/9 In Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.
CAT, vlc. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray witan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR 78 & 29,(239)633-2512
or(863)673-4849
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Please call
(863)634-6601
PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
blacktail. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
fed & white, missing from
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214

CURR DOG, Female, 1 year-
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-1302
HENS, (17), 2 Roosters, beau-
tiful, (863)610-0862
STOVE/MICROWAVE COMBO,
White, electric.
(863)674-0281


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ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


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Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 4pm-
Christmas decor, chainsaw,
electric sprayer, truck
household & sports items &
much more.
Don't Miss
This One
OKEECHOBEE: Sat., Dec. 2nd.
7am-1pm, 241 Hwy. 441 SE.
Building Materials, Tools,
Housewares& Misc. Items.

SALI
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. Dec. 2nd,
7am-2pm, 907 NE 29th Terr.
Assortment of Like new
Junior, Baby & Adult
clothing. Christmas items.
Much Morel



PARKWIDE YARD SALE
Lakeside RV Park
4074 Hwy. 441 SE
Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 3pm

Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs, for Dining, Travel-
Ing, etc, (863)946-3123

EmIQ mient,


Medlial 210
Employment *
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



EXR GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay,'Benefits Pkg,'
Vacation, Local Work, DFWR
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
(863)528-1015
LABORER/ DRIVER WANTED
Must have good driving record
Apply between-8am-4pm M-S
Taylor Rental
(863)467-2239
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sel-
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BUFFET ATTENDANT
($8.00 HR TO START)
BUFFET COOK
PM SERVERS
BUSBOYS
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.

INTDIAN WOOD

HELP WANTED
-BOOKKEEPER-

F/T, Detail oriented
for A/R, NP & payroll.
Exp. in Excel & Word.
$10-$12/Hr.,DFWP
Fax resume:
(772)597.3550
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
ay 863-634-7552
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mall
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Newspaper carrier needed for
Delivery of Ft. Pierce Tribune
Newspapers in Okeechobee
area, $300+/weekly, Call
Jon Shaw for info
(772)216-0233 or Danny
springs (772)408-5380 ..
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
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Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located In Glades and Highlands Counties, has an Imme-
diate
opening for an Agriculture Investigator. Qualified applicants
must be a current Certified Law Enforcement Officer and pos-
sess at least 5 years experience working in law enforcement
either serving as an Agricultural Deputy or Fish & Game Wildlife
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tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance plus paid
vacation and h holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to dch.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to (863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Durg Free Workplace, M/F/D/V.

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility


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GAS/CONVENIENCE,
STORE
Brighton Reservation

Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience,. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W.l7th'Street, Ste. D,
Okeeco eFL a34974


Bus Driver
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus
Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for providing transportation for
children. Preferred: High School Diploma/'or
GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B),
with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Cer-
tificate of Training and one year experience driving
a bus. Bilingual-lSpfEng of-Creole/Eng):-Accept-
ed: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial
Driving License (class A or B), with P & S en-
dorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of Train-
ing. Starting salary $9.49 $9.97 per hour.
Personal Leave and employer-matched-retirement
plan, Bonuses offered according to certifi-
cates/credentials held. Closing date: 11/30/06.
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
1003 NW 2nd St. Okeechobee, FL 34972


Tel. (863) 467-6930, EOE, ADA
License #C150K0014.


DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

IRRIGATION/DRAINAGE FOREPERSON
Lykes Bros. Inc. Ranch Division has-an immediate opening for
an Irrigation /Drainage Foreperson. This position is responsible
for the operation and maintenance of diesel pumps associated
with surface water irrigation and drainage systems and water
control structures.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages and benefit package
including Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus
paid vacation and holidays. Qualified applicants should apply in
person at the Brighton Ranch Office located at:
106 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/DV.

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


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FOOD PREPARATION ASSOCIATE
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip or
GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation

Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477



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

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at: ,
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee

EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST
Exceptional Pay All Benefits
20 year established business.
Send resume to the attention of
Jerry Peavey
2800 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee


Single Copy Delivery
in Okeechobee
The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV Is required.
Valid FL.Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more Information.



MEDICAL ASSISTANT, P/T
Experience preferred. Competi-
tive pay. Send resume: PO Box
2744, Okeechobee, FL 34973
~RN-
Renal Care Center has
immediate opening for an RN.
F/T-P/T, good benefits,
training provided, Apply 201
SW 16th St. (863)467-7654

Need a few more buckm to
purchase something
deeP? Pick up some
enua cks whe you
sll your used Items hi
the classilelds.



SPANISH SPEAKING STU-
DENT OR PERSON for
weekend work at Flea Market
In Okeechobee. Light clean-
Ing and sales, Must speak
some EngIl'sh. Call
(561)676-0427


Financial


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that Js illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs If
It sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it Is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Sell your used Items In
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offdred 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




TIRE- New, ST 205/75 R15 C,
Good YeMa Marathon, $50 or
best offer, (863)385-2924


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Ropf coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
(863)763-4149
(561)-758-4337


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magpainess53
Building Materiale540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/SuppHes 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplls 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Inatruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplles/
Services 610
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
SatellIte 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Teloevialon/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toya & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never In-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538


I-a Notice


AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape. $35.
(863)467-6148


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325
DR TABLE, Mahogany, 105
'yrs. old, pedestal style, old
fashioned crank, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg. (863)234-3470


DRYER Works great, $20.
Call 863-610-1465. .
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR & RANGE,
Kenmore, water & ice in door
& elec. fiat top range, $600
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, GE with Ice
maker, $70. Call
863-610-1465.
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150.
(863)634-5236
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape. $175 for both.
(863)675-3976


BICYCLE, 3 Wheels w/Basket.
Folds for storage. Excellent
condition. $165.
(863)357-4564
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)302-1126
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032




Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.




Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIN GLASS STYLE WIN-
DOWS (4) 13"W x 44" H,
$20 will sell separate
(863)763-1997
WATER PUMP- /2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOODEN STEPS- heavy, 2
steps high, 17" x 46" wide,
$1 0(863)763-1997



CAMPER: 1999 Challenger 32 ft
large slide out, solid oak cabi-
nets, c/a & heat. Like newly Must
sell Call Bill 863-763-4464



GOBLETS (8), Ruby Red, Hob-
nail base, with clear stem.
$200 (863)763-6507
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
oe In the classifleds


MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
(863)357-0344


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364 .
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white, approx 8 wks old.
$15. (443)262-2740
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pastel floral, design, very
good cond., $150 or best of-
fer (772)460-9733
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41 ",OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $500 or
best offer. (863)467-8494
SOFA BED, Beige background
w/green & rose flora print.
Excellent condition. $350.
(863)763-6342 Okee. area.
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg. (863)763-2458
TRUNDLE BED- Clean, Great
shape $100.
(863)697-9704
WATERBED- King size, 4 post,
Solid dark wood, Carved head-
board. Semi flow. Waveless
$100. (863)467-8464
WING BACK CHAIR, blue/bur-
undy/green check, asking
50. (863)675-4098



GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $175.863-946-3123
SET OF GOLF CLUBS com-
plete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.
863-467-9892 1


GUN CABINET: Holds 10
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50.
(863)763-4098
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 A1 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
$450 (937)215-0307
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope,, 1980's, $550
(937)215-0307
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate, Call for more info.
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101



Gas Heater, Empire Comfort
Sys.used 1 seas., $100 neg.
(863)824-0008 or
(513)-509-4683.



TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
863-467-8681.


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
, $425. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
863-634-9316. .

CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whi.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR CARRIER,
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $.100.
(863)467-5052
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased In Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
TRAIN SET- "Llonel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.
(863)983-7915
WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size, 5;52 yrs
old, $50. 863-467-0670



COMPUTER DESK, 3'/2' long x
41W tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
,ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
(772)460-9733
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer. (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 for set, (863)675-4098
evenings
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
(863)302-1126
COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton, w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400. 863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8223
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
(863)946-1189
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
condition $100.
(863)634-5236
DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ Iron chairs, $300
(863)228-3651
DINING SET, Table with 6
chairs, $400 (863)467-6375
DINING TABLE, Glass top,
Metal legs (Metallic look). With
6 chairs. Like new. $350.
(239)537-4253 LeBelle area
DINING TABLE: w/4 Chairs,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood
excellent condition $275
(863)673-4942
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for all.
(863)946-1189
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
$40 (863)763-5067


DIGITAL PIANO/ORGAN-
Kawai, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
239-425-5605.
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Double Yell6w Head, Cage
included. $650.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
863-675-2216
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
BEAGLE PUPPIES, 5 weeks
old, females, APR reg., $350
each, (863)634-7723
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
(863)697-3346
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346
Don't Miss

This One
PIT BULL PUPPIES: Wrie,
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed.$125
863-824-0505/863-697-1984
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
mo., 7lbs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.
(863)467-4498


SATELLITLE DISH, New. Single
LMB. $25 or best offer.
(863)824-0801.



SEWING MACHINE, Singer, in
cabinet, with attachments,
$50. (863)763-0141 after 6
pm


POOL TABLE, All access, in-
cluded. Good condition
$150. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235



SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $650. or best of-
fer. (863)634-6476


HD PROJECTION TV- 55"' at
ing $500 or best offer
(863)983-5364
Mitsubishi HD Big Screen,.
60", works perfect, w/ 3 pc.
entertainment center, $1300
neg. (863)612-5676
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, -but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
hpw/miter cut & rail. $100
(863)467-1401


BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery
operated. $40
(863)467-4567
SCOOTER, Battery operated,
Sunl. $75 (863)467-4567
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.-
(863)467-5299



ORECK XL, lots of extra bags,
only used 2 times, top of the
line, pd $900, asking $350.
(863)983-7011


WANTED TO BUY: KITCHEN
RANGE, for RV Travel Trailer,
in good- condition,



CHRISTMAS TREE- white,
used once, 6.5 feet tall. Only
$25. 863-467-1325
Agriculture |






Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840


BAR-B-Q Grill, All stainless
steel, complete w/bottle. Like
new. $175 (863)610-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Crafts-
man 3 way system, new
condition. $250
(863)674-0467
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (863)697-9704
MULCHING MOWER: Lawn
Hog, Electric 1 Model
MM575, Light weight. Easy
to use. Cost $218. Used 2 or
3 times. Will sell for $90.
(863)763-1055
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
(863)763-4098
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
(863)697-9884 ,
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
tor. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $250
(239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
$1695. (863)467-8683






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



N. OF OKEE., New 1br, lba,
Private dock. Furnished, incid.
Util & Dish TV. No pets. $700
mo. (863)467-1950
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1.BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313



KING'S BAY, 2br, 1ba, Pool,
Tennis & Shuffleboard. Util.
incld., $1000. mo. + $1000.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
postmac@bellsouth.net
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11thSt.,New2Bdrm.,11/iBa
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722


BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront LG.
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall. Will do
seasonal. 863-634-5236
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Great neighbor-
hood. $1000. mo.+ Sec.
dep. (863)634-1554


CBS, 2
Bedroom, 2
Bathroom
Home w/I1 Car
Garage in
King's Bay
$1,100/month


IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
ast & sec. (941)504-3954
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Basswood,$1200/mth.Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151
SE 128th Ave., $1100/mo,
1st, last & sec.,
(561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
(863)697-1339
RENT TO OWN:
In Town, 3 BR, 1 BA, Carport.
Bruised Credit Okay $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. 6-12mo. Lease 634-0512
TAYLOR ISLES: 2 BR, 1 BA,


dock & deck, Fla. Rm. $1,000
mo. 772-475-6194


I oss-Ret


AQUA 9 year old Palomino
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
(863)983-8646
SORREL QH BROODMARE-12
yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$1500 (863)254-3926


Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models in stock
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at
772-663-1700
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $30,000.
863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
Doublewlde, '85,3BR/2BA,
Good condition, Includes
setup, a/c,skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land.
$29,900. (863)675-8888
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700


TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)349-1006



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
r Great Locationl
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE- 4br house, full
hsepriv, W/D, pool, garage,
$600/mo + $50 util. 6 mos
lease. (561)254-9326


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectlon1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older3br,
2ba dbI wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move in!l
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, 1ba, C/H/A & Pool.
Remodeled. Must See Inside
$174,000.863-697-8.654



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps 7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped on beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit dock, 1
owner, To many extras. Only
$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1476 'or Beth
352-274-0598






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




M/H FRONT DOOR 73"x32"
$25. 863-357-5754



Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1300/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268
OKEECHOBEE- dbl Wide, 3/2,
$1000/mo, 1st, last, sec
de.p. No Pets, TCI,-
(863)634-8676 or 634-2044
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214
Treasure Island, 2/1, lake ac-
cess, very private, boat slip,
$550 mo., no pets,
(863)357-3639
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $850
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0230


WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156


CAMERA PHONE-. Nextel 1850,
New In box $250.
(863)634-7125
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100. 863-467-6475
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371


Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




TRACTOR- 656 Intl Farm,
needs minor repair work,
runs, $4750 or best offer
(863)357-0966


APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands,
for experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky, $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633


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Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 30, 2006


' Doublewlde used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee.. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(863)763-8568
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good'condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
863-946-1539
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500
(863)763-9371


PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
generator. New 9.8 0/B. Good
working cond. Just pulled from
water $7000. (863)484-0625
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500
(863)357-0215


Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1 120
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work $750. or best offer.
863-634-7780
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.-
Call Kenny (772)260-4792


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen encl., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRLR-
located in LaBelle park good
cond. '84 Cree, 32', must
move $2400 (260)490-6684
PRAIRIE SCHOONER, '89, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv;
msg.


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good,
$1000 (863)467-5299
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement op clos-
et In today's classifies.



CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
300 or. best offer
(561)723-1690
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801


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Automobiles

E[A[E


ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281
CONTINENTAL 220 GPU-
Good condition. New oil
rings. $2500. or best offer.
(863)357-5755


HONDA 2000 XR 70- dirtblke,
exc cond.,, $1100
(304)667-7855
HONDA ELITE 250 '85-Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
(304)667-7855
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2500 (863)357-3773



BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt-
bikes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125. (863)763-2007
CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
(239)633-7173 MooreHaven
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc.
Brand new. $550 or best
offer. (863)675-0506 or
(,B63)675-3978
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
(863)447-6385
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift
Price reduced to $2000.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto.,. Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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

Aut mobl 4


LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k ml. on en-
gine, asking $1.000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Great condition. Great Christ-.
mas gift. $800.
(863)612-5570
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
<$1995. (863)467-8683
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd:, excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
offer. (863)697-3300,
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1700, Or best, offer.
(863)634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K mi., $7000. or best
off er. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580



CEMENT MIXER- trailer
mounted, Stone 3 bagger,
needs minor work $950
(863)357-0966 .



CJ JEEP '83, Must see, good
condition. $5500
(239)707-1848
FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
running gear all in tact.
$1500. 863-675-2216.


BEDLINER, Like new, fits '05 -
'06 Dodge Dakota 4 door.
$195(863)467-5910
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $700.
(863)983-2255
CHEVY MOTOR 305, out of
'87 Chevy truck. $100
(863)673-6684
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.88 gears, $1100
(863)824-0505 or
863)697-1984


RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new In box.
$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES (5), Borbet 17",
low profile Toyo tires. $500
(863)983-4940
RIMS,.chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
Mudders. $150
(863)763-0852
TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV.'$100 for pair.
772-597-2426
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
Frostproof.
WEIAND TUNNEL RAM IN-
TAKE, with 2 4-barrel carbu-
retors. $400.(863)673-1258
.WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.
Piu Tr I I


Public Notices


OkehbeNe- IhrdaNvmer3,20


Community. Events


Church holding special services
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will hold a "Hanging of
the Green" service on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The music is
"Christmas is Jesus" and will feature all ages from adults to children
- including the First Baptist Church Preschool.

Tree of Life ceremony planned
Treasure Coast Hospice will remember .loved ones as they cele-
brate the holidays with the Tree of Life ceremony at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. There will be
Christmas carols, candle lighting and words of comfort from local
ministers. For information call (772) 403-4500.

Meeting on Main Street cook-off slated
Main Street will meet Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:15 p.m. to discuss their
annual barbecue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office at
'1111 N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 357-MAIN.

Substance abuse panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to the public. For information call Keith Stripling at
(863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec, 4,
at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second
Ave. Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's December mixer will' be hosted by
Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave., on Dec. 5 from 5 until 7 p.m. The
mixer is open to OKMS members and the public. Refreshments will
be served.

Legion will host Santa Claus
Santa Claus is coming to the American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at-6 p.m. Children up to 12 years of
age are welcomed for refreshments, goodies and to talk to Santa. For
information, call Bea at (863) 763-4953.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. in the New Endeavor School Building. This meeting is open
to the public. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin
at (863) 462-5877.

Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. TItis is a brown, bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Aging agency board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. at
the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
Beach. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular
agenda item of this meeting. For information, call Vivian Pfau at
(561) 684-5885.

Motorcycle ride aids ministry
The. Okeechobee Christian Cycle Club will be having a ride
around the lake on Saturday, Dec. 9, to benefit the Lighthouse Refuge
of Okeechobee a ministry which helps homeless and abused
women. Participants will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and leave by 8:30 a.m. The first 25
riders to donate $20 each will get a free lunch at Skip's Barbecue
immediately following the ride. For information contact Debbie Izzo
at (863) 634-6527, or Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247.

Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9, and
Saturday, Dec. 16, for framing and installing roof trusses on the
house being built for the family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood.
Bring your tools and be at the building site by .8 a.m. both or either
day. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a message.


BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas party
with Santa for all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the.
Fire Department on S.R. 78 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refreshments
will be served.

Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1
until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified fro
that particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes each. The annual event helps
fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship awarded to an Okee-
chobee High School senior yearly. If your business would like to
donate an item to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel at
(863) 697-1792.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext 273, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c) (3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a'free identity theft seminar
Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library; 206 S.W 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okee-
chobee community.

Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for Christ), located
at the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main,
will meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. This
will be followed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. Our guest
this month will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be joined by the
Freedom Fellowship Ministries/Praise and Worship team. For infor-
mation, call (863) 612-0640.

Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is
welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Church hosting live nativity
Hobe Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativity at
11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30
p.m. For information, call (772) 546-5696.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend
before Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to
match pitch and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced
and loads of fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For informa-
tion, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce' at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner programs.

Church presenting Christmas drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present
"Everything Glorious" an anointed praise and worship musical
drama for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be pre-
sented again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4127.

Christmas boat parade slated
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will have their lighted Christmas
Boat Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17'. The parade will form at 5:30 p.m.
behind the Burger King on S.R. 70. It will then proceed down Taylor
Creek to the lock, then left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard Lounge.
Butch's Red Neck Yacht Club will fall in directly behind theYatchette
Club and non-club members are welcome to decorate their boats and
fall in with the parade. For information, contact Bob Schultz at (863)
697-9571 or (863) 467-7050.


Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring, their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take
place now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys rang-
ing from baby to teen. They also need donations 'of turkeys, hams.
and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families
can adopt-a family by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the
parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christmas morning.
The outreach will accept store gift certificates, checks made payable
'to the mission, or cash and volunteers will purchase the items need-
ed. Receipts are available. Please make cheeks out to.Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call
(863) 763-5725.

Church plans special services
The First United Methodist'Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold
a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning serv-
ice will be from 9:30&until 11 a.m., and candle light services at 5 and.
7 p.m. For information, call the church office at (863) 763-4021.

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For information, contact Beverly at.(863) 467-0173.

OHS will host puppet show.
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held.Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and'will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March
2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in 'the event should call (63) 357-
MAIN.

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort
this Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can
help fill our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-
0427, or Ron at (863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage busi-
nesses and organizations to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let your
associates cover one of our locations and get in the Christmas mood
helping us help our community.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
executive director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities ifi Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project, director, at (863)
462-5863.

.Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children, The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.


FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
' body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
(863)467-4994
FORD FO10, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800,
Neg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body in excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168
MAZDA- '87, Has front end
damage, but a good running
truck. $300. (863)634-7706
NISSAN FRONTIER '00, 5
speed, a/c. $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-2684


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2006-CP-272
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Thomas R. Dellarco
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Thom-
as L: Dellarco, deceased, whose date
of death was 09/29/06 and whose So-
cial Security Number is XXX-XX-1229,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The names'and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE FATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
'ON THEM.
All other creditors ot the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 23,2006.
Personal Representative:
R. Mane McFadden
4173 Saxon Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL32169
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Alton A. Linn, Jr., Attorney
Florida Bar No.151790
1500B E. Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-942-6500
177293.0N 11/23,30/06

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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON DECEMBER 15, 2006 AT 9:
00 AM PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1992 Chevy CavalIer
VIN#1G1JC5449N71B1810
1991 UncolnhTowncar
VIN#1LNCM81W1MY707128
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINALI NO, REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD !AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEES
178420 ON 11/30/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
12,2006.
2003 Ford Station Wagon (Orn)
Vln#2FMDA53423B105452
1997Chrysler2-Door(S11)
Vin#4C3AU52NXV2157238
1994 Chevrolet S-l 0 Pick-Up (WhI)
Vin#I GTCS1947SB504861
SALE DATE: 12/5/06,
2000 Chrysler4-Door (Red)
SVn#2C3HE66G2YH243171
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
1979 Oldsmobile 2-Dor (Blu)'
Vln#3M47H9M543506
SALE DATE: 12/12/06
1777160ON 11/26-12/9/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Ferigu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78,,to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshom Drive,.
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
13,20061. -
2000 Toyota3-Door (S)ll
Vin#JTDDR32T6Y0057735
1090 Chevodrlet4-Door (SilI
Vin#2G1WN54T6L1101025
1993 Ford Station Wagon (Bo)
Vin#1FAPP15J6PW89996
177682 ON 11/24-12/3/06


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Fits
5x6Ft. Short Bed. Good con-
dition. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump-bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, 1/TOn, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)697-9806 -
CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or.best offer.
(863)357-3773
DODGE.2500 SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg, runs great,
cold air, 73K mi., $11,900
(863)983-5364
DODGE RAM '05 4-dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FORD- '93, 4.3L,'dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823


BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, '95, very clean,
$2500. (863)946-0355
BUICK ESTATE WAGON-,'90
only made 1 year, $1000.; or'
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, runs, $1700
(863)634-6601 .
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k ml., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & Interior,
runs good. $4000 neg.
(863)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
(863)763-7060
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122.
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105 ,
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '05,
Signature Series, Perfect
cond. Loaded, 7400 mi.,
$26,500. (863)634-3740
MERCURY SABLE, '98,
$4200. (863)946-0355


CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,
lots of extras, excellent cond.
$21,000 (239)707-1848
JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo,
'98; Exc. cond., V-6, All pwr,
Cruise, A/C, 128K, $5,500
neg. 863-763-3191/697-6680
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mis, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148
UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527_


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air, $2490
(863)673-0782
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1500.
(863)885-1.026
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782
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