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Vol. 97 No. 344 Sunday, December 10, 2006 754 Plus tax


Briefs
Clerk offices close for
luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the Cir-
puit Court will be closed
between noon and 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 22, for the annual
employee holiday season lunch-
eon. The office will reopen
promptly at 1:30 p.m.
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 publish
it in this spot so everyone in the
community can drive by and
enjoy your festive decorations.
Our offices are open Monday
-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
1475 S.E. 21st St.
1260 S.E. 23rd St.
(Blue Heron)
2801 S.E. 18th Ct.
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
3268 N.W 26th Ave.
603 N.W 17th St.
605 N.W 17th St.
14420 N.W 292nd St.
6952 N.W 30th St.
3033 N.W 37th Ave.
11087 N.E. 1st Way
7950 S.R. 78W.
S.W. 44th Blvd.-
(Palm Village Ranch)
710 S.W.28th ST.
4411 S.W. 3thAve.

Inside

YMS student
participates in Fair
Kelsey Burnham, an eighth-
,grade student at learningg Middle
School and member of their FFA
chapter, competed in the Nation-
al FFA Agriscience Fair program
held during the 79th National
FFA Convention in Indianapolis,
Ind. on Oct. 25-28. Participants
from 40 associations defended
their projects against other
entries for judging in 20 divisions.
Page 3
Decorations could
be trouble for pets
COLLEGE STATION It may
be the season to be jolly, but for
your pet it's the season for
curiosity and that can lead to
trouble, says Dr. Alice. Blue-
McLendon, a veterinarian in the
College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University.
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Drought Index
Current: 647
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.07 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.43 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth given in feet
above sea level.)

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Classifieds . . 11-13
Mini Page .. . . ...10
Community Events . .4
Crossword .. .. .. .. .9
Obituaries ... i......3
Opinion . .... .. . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . ... . . .5
TV . . .. . . . .. .9
Weather . . . . . .2
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By MaiyAnn Morris
INI Florida
Who knew when computers
became commonplace, that the
internet would come along and
become such a wide, wide win-
dow on the world? The Florida
Photographic Archives is a
nationally recognized collection
of over 850,000 old pictures of
Florida: maps dating back to the
1500s, old postcards featuring
Florida, and pictures. And more
pictures! It is one of the best
sources I have, since 128,500
have been scanned and are
available on-line.
Just type in Florida photo-
graphic archives and watch it
pop up.
On the right-hand side of the
"home page" of the Florida Pho-
tographic Archives is the "Fea-
tured Photo Exhibit," a mini col-
lection of pictures of a single
subject. Currently, they feature,
"Winter Holidays in the Sun-
shine," with an introductory
message that reminds us Floridi-


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
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photos Page 2
ans, native or transplanted (and
how long DO you have to live
here to be considered "belong-
ing"?) how lucky we are to avoid
the slush of northern winters.
Going one layer deeper, on
this Web site, click on "Photo
exhibits" and there is a smatter-
ing of subjects from "Movies in
Florida," which starts: "Once
referred to as Hollywood East,
Florida has been the location for
countless films from the 1910s


through to the modern era." This
exhibit ranges from 1908,
through the Esther Williams
underwater films, Burt
Reynolds, Flipper and lesser
known filming done in Florida
over the years. Then there is
"Florida Folklife Postcards," a
collection of eleven photographs
of different subjects like the mak-
ing of an oak basket available as
postcards for purchase through
the state. Keep on looking ...
"Historic Hurricane Photos," and
the "Yamato Colony," photo-
graphs of a community of Japan-
ese farmers who settled in Del-
ray Beach around the turn of the
century to raise pineapples and
other produce. The Morakami
Museum and Gardens in Delray
Beach exists today as a testa-
ment to their industry.
The featured exhibits change
periodically, so for a bit of time-
travel, check out the 'Featured
Exhibits" of the Florida Photo-
graphic Archives on the internet
next time you decide to
"Google."


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Patriotic Christmas
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 10, 2006-


Sign ups begin
December 11

Gainesville Kevin L. Kelley,
State Executive Director for the
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) in Florida, announced eight
new disaster programs will help
farmers and ranchers who suf-
fered losses due to Hurricanes
Katrina, Ophelia, Rita or Wilma in
2005. Sign-up begins Dec. 11,
2006, for six of the programs. In
Florida 37 eligible counties are eli-
gible for assistance as a result of
the damage caused by Hurricanes
Katrina and Wilma.
"From livestock to citrus to
nursery operations, this disaster
assistance provides $220 million
in new funds for producers devas-
tated by last year's hurricanes,"
said Kelley. "This is in addition to
$1.2 billion in disaster programs
announced earlier this year and
are currently distributing in the
affected states."
The Emergency Agricultural,
Disaster Assistance Act of 2006
(the Act), enacted in June 2006,
authorizes the eight programs.
Under the Act, USDA's Commodi-
ty Credit Corporation (CCC) will
provide payments to eligible pro-
ducers in certain counties of
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Car-
olina, South Carolina, Tennessee
and Texas. The Farm Service
Agency will administer the funds
on behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties are those
declared primary natural disaster
areas, by Secretary Johanns or


designated a major disaster -or
emergency by President Bush for
2005 calendar-year hurricanes
Katrina, Ophelia, Wilma-or Rita.
Counties contiguous to a primary
county are also eligible. The Act
did not include counties declared
disaster areas by Hurricane Den-
nis. Program fact sheets include
the list of eligible counties, as well
as program details, and can be
found online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov, click on
Disaster Assistance Programs. To
receive benefits, producers must
meet other eligibility require-
ments.
Farmers, ranchers and grow-
ers can apply for the following
new programs beginning Dec. 11,
2006, at local FSA offices and
USDA Service Centers.
2005 Hurricanes Livestock
Compensation Program provides
payments to livestock owners and
cash. lessees for certain feed loss-
es.
2005 Hurricanes Livestock
Indemnity Program II provides
benefits to livestock owners and
contract growers for certain live-
stock deaths.
2005 Hurricanes Citrus Pro-
gram provides benefits to citrus
producers who suffered citrus
crop production losses and asso-
ciated fruit-bearing tree damage,
including related clean-up and
rehabilitation costs.
2005 Hurricanes Fruit and
Vegetable Program provides ben-
efits to producers who suffered
fruit and vegetable crop produc-
tion losses, including related
clean-up costs.
2005 Hurricanes Tropical


Eligible counties in Florida
Bay Gulf Liberty Palm Beach
Brevard Hardee Manatee Polk
Broward Hendry Martin St. Lucie
Calhoun Highlands Miami-Dade Santa Rosa
Charlotte Hillsborough Monroe Sarasota
Collier Holmes Okaloosa Volusia
De Soto Indian River Okeechobee Wakulla
Escambia Jackson Orange Walton
Franklin Lee Osceola Washington
Glades


Fruit Program provides benefits to
producers of carambola, longan,
lychee and mangos who suffered
tropical fruit production losses.
2005 Hurricanes Nursery
Program provides benefits to
commercial ornamental nursery
and fernery producers who suf-
fered inventory losses and
incurred clean-up costs.
The other two disaster pro-
grams unveiled today are the 2005
Hurricanes Tree Assistance Pro-
gram (TAP) and the 2005 Catfish
Grant Program.
TAP will provide payments
to eligible owners of commercial-
ly grown Christmas trees, orna-
mental trees, nursery trees, potted
trees, bushes (including shrubs)
and vines that were lost or dam-
aged due to 2005 hurricanes.
USDA expects to announce the,
TAP sign-up period in the near
future.
Under the 2005 Catfish Grant
Program, USDA will provide
grants to states having catfish pro-
ducers who suffered catfish feed
losses. USDA will not administer
the grant program. Governors or,


their designees will announce
sign-up dates and application pro-
cedures for the catfish feed loss
program and distribute program
payments.
USDA understands that some
producers may have little docu-
mentation of their losses due to
hurricane devastation; however,
USDA will require producers to
provide all available documenta-
tion. Producers may not receive
payments made under other fed-
eral programs for the same losses.
Interested farmers may con-
tact their local USDA Service Cen-
ters for further information on eli-
gibility requirements and
application procedures for these
and other programs.
Early this year, USDA
announced $2.8 billion in aid to
assist victims of the 2005 hurri-
cane season. USDA provided
approximately $1.2 billion of
those funds through nine disaster
programs. Details about these
and other disaster programs are
available at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov, click on
Disaster Assistance Programs.


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Legislative delegation meeting slated
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 session
will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in order to,.
appear before the delegation for consideration, and must be accom-%.
panied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation
on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at^
(863) 386-6016 :

Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from
the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in
size from 4 to 11 feet. Prices range from $25 to $85.
They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it home.

Garbage won't be picked up Dec. 25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday, Dec.,
25- Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday, Dec.
25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will be picked
up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be picked up Thurs-
day, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up Friday, Dec. 29; and
Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday, Dec. 30.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.

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 Design,
300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian Church.
Floral coupons will be available until Sunday, Dec. 31.
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Kelsey Burnham, a member of the Yearling Middle School
(YMS) FFA chapter, represented Okeechobee and YMS in the
National FFA Agriscience Fair held in Indianapolis, Ind. in
October.

Burnham represents

YMS at Agriscience Fair


Kelsey Burnham, an eighth-
grade student at Yearling Middle
School and member of their FFA
chapter, competed in the Nation-
al FFA Agriscience Fair, program
held during the 79th Nati6nal
FFA Convention in Indianapolis,
Ind. on Oct. 25-28. Participants
from 40 associations defended
their projects against other
entries for judging in 20 divi-
sions.
Ms. Burnham's project, "Sili-
con-A Neglected Nutrient for
Plant Growth," was on display at
convention the National FFA
Agriscience Fair area of the FFA
National Agricultural Career
Show.
Categories for competition
were biochemistry/microbiolo-
gy/food science; botany; engi-
neering; environmental science
and zoology. The four divisions
divide students in grades 7-12.
Each winning participant
received either a cash award or
scholarship.
The agriscience fair program
is sponsored by Ford Motor
Company Fund as a special proj-
ect of the National FFA Founda-
tion. It is one of many ways FFA
c,.rmbinris classroom teaching
and hands-on learning to-pre-
paie3)outh for future success
FFA is a national youth organ-
ization of 490,017 student mem-
bers preparing for leadership
and careers in science, business
and technology of agriculture
with 7,210 local chapters in all
50 states, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands. FFA makes a posi-
tive difference in the lives of stu-
dents by developing their poten-
tial for premier leadership,

Obituaries


Arlene Zimmerman
.-... Arlene Zimmerman, age 83, of
Okeechobee died Dec. 5, 2006, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Zimmer-
man was born
Sept. 22, 1923,
in Wells Tan-
nery, Pa. to
C.W. and Nan
Gobin. She
graduated
from Akron
Central High
School in 1941
and attended Arlene
Akron Univer- Zimmerman
sity. She mar-
ried Allen Haynes Zimmerman,
March 12, 1949. She was a home-
maker having come to Okee-
chobee from Kent, Ohio in 2006.
Mrs. Zimmerman proudly served
our country in the U.S. Army dur-
ing WWII. She was a past presi-
dent of Woman's Club of Kent
and was a past president of Long-
coy and Franklin PTAs and the
Kent Council of PTA. She was a
member of the Woman's Club of
Kent, Republican Woman's Club,
volunteer for Meals on Wheels,
election poll worker in Ohio, Sec-
retary of the Homeowner's Asso-
ciation in KOA, loved to play
bridge and was active in Water
Aerobics.
Mrs. Zimmerman was preced-
ed in death by her husband Allen
Haynes Zimmerman and son,
Allen Keith Zimmerman. She is
survived by her daughter, Karen
Burks of Tampa.
: A memorial service will be
held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12,
2006, at KOA Convention Center.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to
American Lung Association, 61
Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006
or Hospice of Okeechobee, PO
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.


personal growth and career suc-
cess through agricultural educa-
tion. Visit www.ffa.org for more
information.;


Okeechobee County
School District
Dec. 11 through
Dec. 15, 2006
Monday, Dec. 11
Breakfast:
Honey bun
Cereal
w/w toast
Juice
Fruit
Lunch:
Egg roll w/fried rice
Ham & cheese sandwich
Chef salad
Corn
Fruit cocktail
Fruit
Juice
Tossed salad
Tuesday, Dec.12
Breakfast:
Pancake & sausage wrap
Cereal"
Cinnamon toast
Juice
Fruit
Lunch:
Cheeseburger
LIT & pickles
Pepperoni hot pocket
Yogurt fruit & cheese
Tater tots
Pears
Fruit
Juice
Tossed salad
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Breakfast:
French toast sticks


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Juice
Fruit
Lunch:
Holiday meal
Turkey roast w/gravy
Honey wheat rolls
Mashed potatoes
Vegetables
Fruit w/gelatin
Juice
Thursday, Dec. 14
Breakfast:
Biscuit & sausage patty
Cereal
Cinnamon toast
Juice
Fruit
Lunch:
Manager's choice
Friday, Dec. 15
Breakfast:
Yogurt & muffin
Cereal
Cinnamon toast
Juice
Fruit
Lunch:
Cheese stuffed crust
Pepperoni stuffed crust
Pizza
Chix patty sandwich


Chef salad
Vegetables
Pears
Fruit
Juice
Tossed salad
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;
choice of whole, reduced fat or low-


fat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of one
entree, choice of two (vegetable,
fruit or fruit juice), choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.50
Reduced: $.40


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Community Events

Toys for Tots toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged chil-
dren in Okeechobee County is currently under way and will
end Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is a drop off point. For informa-
tion, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
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
ranging 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 mis-
sion. 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 needed. Receipts
are available. Please make checks out to Big Lake Missions
Outreach and mail to P 0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call
(863) 763-5725.
Shriners selling Christmas tree
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking
lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23. They have
Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from
4 to 11 feet. They will deliver the tree if the customer has no
way to get it home.
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 service 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.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored
by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at,
the American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007.
There will be high wire acts, aerial fantasy,alownsjugglers, a
magic show and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior
and children's advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Cham-
ber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Par-
rott Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at
the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced
tickets will only be available through Jan. 11.
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 Fla-
gler 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.




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Upcoming Events

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
A.A. 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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863)
532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life,,Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. 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.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA, Women of Tomorrow Chapter
meets from. noon until 1 p.m. at the-Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line
(863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle 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.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping site.
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.
Second Ave. Everyone is Invited. For Information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and


abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,. 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home
of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.
A.A. 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.
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.


Community Events

Church plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the fol-
lowing special services beginning Sunday, Dec. 10. Their sched-
ule is: Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. children's Christmas musical
entitled "Christmas: Where, When and Why?" directed by Mrs.
Marie Brooks; Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6
p.m. adult Christmas music and drama entitled "A Christmas
Prayer"; Thursday, Dec. 14, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and Saturday,
Dec. 16, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., drive-through live nativity;
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-wide Christmas song cel-
ebration; Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service; and
Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. NewYear's Eve service.
Hospice hosting Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee is again sponsoring the Festival of
Trees. The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated trees
and other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of Trees and
The Country Store is free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. week-
days, and noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The Festival of
Trees will end Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. It is held at the Blue Vol-
unteer Building next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-
1995.
Buckhead VFW planning dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
their annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon until 4
p.m. for a suggested donation. The dinner is open to the public
and tickets are not required. Entertainment will be provided by
Don and Kim. Applications will be taken for the post and the
ladies' and male auxiliary. For information, call Don South or
Phyllis Fish at (863) 467-2882.

Church offers special program
Haven of Rest Church, now located in the Cedar Plaza on S.W.
Third Terrace, will present a program entitled "A Second Chance"
on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the
public. For information call Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053, or
Tammy Gibson at (863) 467-4606 or (863) 634-5757.
Genealogical Society to meet Dec. 11
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. The guest speaker will be the Moore Haven librarian
.The meeting is open to anyone wanting to trace their ancestry.
Visitors are always welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at
(863) 467-2674.
Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 WN. Park St.,
will hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class that will be taught
by Dr. Edward Douglas on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/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.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
an infant/child CPR class on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 until 9 p.m.;
a first aid class on Thursday, Dec. 14, fro0n 6 until 9 p.m.; a first aid
-class onrTuesday, Jan..2,.from 6 until 9 p.rri.; an infant/child CPR
class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9dp.m.; and an adult CPR,
class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register for one of
these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
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 Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to
stress the importance of financial literacy and assist the educa-
tional needs of the Okeechobee community.
Learning coalition meeting slated
The Early Learning Coalition of Okeechobee will hold a
provider meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation call (772) 220-1220, ext. 235.
C of C membership meeting is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker
will be Mary Anne Swinford, director of Big Lake Missions Out-
reach and their 12th annual toy drive for children in Okeechobee
County. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
YMS to host retirement party
A retirement party for Gail Baker will be in the Yearling Middle
School library on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 3:45 p.m. She is retiring
after working as a teacher's aide for over 30 years. Anyone who
knows her is invited for cake, punch and to visit with Ms. Baker.
Friends, family, co-workers, former or present students and their
parents are all welcome. She has worked at South Elementary
School, Yearling Middle School, Osceola Middle School and
Okeechobee High School and has taught summer school.
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 fel-
lowship. 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 Wor-
ship team. For information, 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 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 presented 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 Christ-
mas 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 direct-
ly behind the Yatchette Club and non-club members are wel-
come to decorate their boats and fall in with the parade. For infor-
mation, contact Bob Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or (863) 467-7050.

Chamber event is canceled
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce has
announced that the Monday, Dec. 18, holiday get-together at Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory has been cancelled due to vari-
ous delays.


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OPINION








3The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 10,2006 SPORTS 5


Fairways
and
Highways
byDanielShube -


Bad Santa's


Sports Briefs


Memorial alumni
soccer game scheduled
The Second Annual Yolanda
Torres Memorial Alumni Schol-
arship soccer game will take
place at Brahman Stadium on
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The
$5.00 admission will entitle the
fan to admission to the game
and a combo meal. Tickets will
be available at the gate. For


information contact Celia Fox at
(863) 697-9614 or Brian King at
(863) 610-0084.
Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players
are wanted for a men's baseball
team.
If interested, contact George
at (863) 634-7657.


Golfer Gift Guide


Usually Santa determines if
you've been naughty or nice prior
to depositing a gift in your stock-
ing. After providing holiday gift
: ideas for golfers for the past
twelve years or so, I thought it
would be fun to take a clue from
Billy Bob Thornton's character in
the film "Bad Santa". The gifts will
still be good, just the delivery bad.
Apologies in advance for anyone
offended.
Old golfers never die...
They just lose their balls! Let's
face it golf balls are an item that
every golfer always needs. Lately,
I've been using Volvik Crystal
balls. They are an excellent value
at under $20 a dozen. The compa-
ny recently introduced the PRO-
3PC, a three-piece version of the
Crystal. It features an 80 compres-
sion (versus a 70 for the Crystal)
and will work better for those
golfers with a faster swing speed.
The clear outer core looks real
cool too! Find out more at
www.volvikgolfballs.com.
Chew on this!
How about some Bazooka?
Not the bubble gum. The line of
clubs from a trusted manufactur-
er that always sports the best club
technology at an affordable price
is Tour Edge and their Bazooka
line. Tour Edge recently intro-
duced their next generation Iron-
wood, the Bazooka JMAX QL.
These clubs are designed for
more height, distance and accura-
cy. Tour Edge's hybrids are more
forgiving than irons, making a
golfer's round more enjoyable.
The club retails for $99.99 in
graphite ($89.99 in steel). For
details go to www.touredge.com.
"This steak still has marks
from where the jockeywas hitting
it"-AlCzervik
;:As played by the .late, great
Rodney Dangerfield in.the ifunni-
est golf movie of all time, "Cad-
dyshack". The DVD version
makes an excellent gift for any
golfer (not to be confused with
gopher!). Find it at www.ama-
zon.com for as little as under $10!
How's it hangin'?
You could wait until December
26 to shop for half-price tree orna-
ments, but you won't find one as
cool as the ones from Be the Ball.
They feature cute golf ball figures
that you will not find anywhere
else. They cost only $9.50 each.
Find them at
www.betheball4u.com or call
:(866) 782-9748.
Better late than never!
In "Bad Santa" Old St. Nick
had a problem with the bottle (his
: problem was he always emptied
:it!). If you have been spending
. your nights drinking eggnog at
holiday parties and forgot a gift or
two, don't fret. My two favorite
*places to shop on-line have
'express delivery options and a
huge variety of clubs, accessories,
clothes and more. Try shopping at
www.tgw.com or www.rockbot-
tomgolf.com.

OHS Winter

Sports

'Schedules
Lady Brahmans soccer
* (JV time is listed first, followed by varsi-
;ty time)
Dec. 15: vs. Treasure Coast 5/7 p.m.
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce Westwood 9/11
a.m.
*Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30 p.m.
Brahmans wrestling
* (Brahman and Lady Brahman teams)
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Tournament
*at OHS-10a.m.
SDec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls Tour-
nament at 10a.m.
SLady Brahmans basketball
* (JV times are first followed by varsity
: times)
SDec. 12: at Jensen Beach 5:30/7 p.m.
* Dec. 14: vs. Inlet Grove varsity only, 6
p.m.
. Dec. 15: at Sebastian River 5:30/7 p.m.
* Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30 p.m.
SDec, 28: Forest Hill for Christmas Tour-
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 10, 2006'


Livestock Market Report Sales:


Dec. 5 and 6, 200

Sales Monday at n
and Tuesday at 11


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
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$60.00 150-200
200-250
jesday 250-300
1221 300-350
291 350-400.
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loans available
JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Small Business Administration
(SBA) announces that federal dis-
aster loans are available to small,
non-farm businesses located in the
declared primary counties of,
Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Osce-
ola and Volusia and the contiguous
counties of Baker, Clay, Columbia,
-Flagler, Gilchrist, Highlands, Indian
River, Lake, Levy, Marion, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Polk, Putnam,
Seminole and Union in the State of
Florida as a result of damages and
losses to crops caused by drought
occurring March 1, 2006, and con-
tinuing.
"SBA's disaster declaration was
issued as a result of a similar action
taken by the Secretary of Agricul-
ture to help farmers recover from
damages and losses to crops," said
Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA Field
Operations Center East.
Under this declaration, SBA's
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
(EIDL) program is available to
farm-related and non-farm-related
small business concerns and small
agricultural cooperatives that suf-
fered economic injury as a direct
result of this disaster. Farmers and
ranchers are not eligible to apply to
SBA, but nurseries are eligible to
apply for economic injury disaster
loans for losses caused by drought
conditions.
Eligible small businesses may
qualify for loans up to $1.5 million.
These loans are available at a 4 per-
cent interest rate with loan terms
up to 30 years. SBA determines eli-
gibility for the program based on
the size and type of business and its
financial resources. Loan amounts
and terms are set by SBA and are
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financial condition. Linder this dis-
aster declaration, SBA cannot pro-
vide loans to agricultural produc-
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95-110
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December 11 & 12th will be
our last regular sale of 2006. We
110-130 107-110 will have a slaughter cow sale on
111-122 87-110Dec. 19. Our first sale of 2007
111-122 87-110 will be Tuesday, Jan. 2.


Cattle prices are kinda hang-
ing on. Calves were near steady,
maybe a tad better. Cows and
bulls were off a couple of dol-
lars. Things are sort of in limbo
right now with corn prices,
ethanol, etc. Maybe it'll straight-
en up shortly! Asleem Moonab,
Winter Haven, topped the calf
market with a high of $2. Semi-
nole Tribe, Brighton, topped the
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Decorations can cause trouble for pets


COLLEGE STATION It may
be the season to be jolly, but for
your pet it's the season for curiosi-
ty and that can lead to trouble,
says Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a
veterinarian in the College of Vet-
erinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Decorations make your house
look festive, but they can be haz-
ardous to your pet. "Decorations
are interesting things to investi-
gate for your pet," says Blue-
McLendon. "Pet-proofing your
house for the holidays is, very
important."
She suggests that pet owners:
Keep candles, potpourri pots
and decorations out of reach
Anchor the top of the Christ-
mas tree to the ceiling so it will
not fall on your pet.
Put away children's toys.
Make sure small objects,
medications, chocolates, etc. are
kept out of reach.
Holiday plants also pose a
threat to your pets. "The most
notable poisonous plants are
holly, poinsettia, mistletoe, ivy
and hibiscus," she says. "If your
pet ingests a plant or decoration,
you should immediately call your
local veterinarian or the ASPCA
emergency hotline at 1-888-4ANI-
HELP."
Turkey and stuffing may be
your favorite holiday meal, but
don't share it with Sparky or
Fluffy, she adds. "Bones can
cause serious injuries, even death
if the bones perforate the intestin-
al tract," says Blue-McLendon.
"You should also avoid feeding


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Giant
snowman '
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about melting in Florida's
balmy climate.


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Holiday Events
City Hall Park Santa: Santa will
be in City Hall Park on Dec. 11, 12,
13 and 14 from 6 until 8 p.m. Pic-
tires with Santa are $1. Goody
bags will be given to the children.
SKiwanis Santa in Park #4: Dec
15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23
from 6 until 8 p.m.
' (Oakview Baptist Church},
6-77 S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec.
10, at 6 p.m. children's Christmas
musical entitled "Christmas:
Where, When and Why?" direct-
ed by Mrs. Marie Brooks.
' (Oakview Baptist Church},
677 S.W. 32nd St., Thursday, Dec.
14, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. drive-
through live nativity.
(Oakview Baptist Church},
6,77 S.W. 32nd St., Friday, Dec. 15,
at 7 p.m. adult Christmas music
and drama entitled "A Christmas
Prayer."
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.
Oakview Baptist Church}, 677
SoW. 32nd St., Saturday, Dec. 16,
from 7 until 8:30 p.m., drive-
through live nativity.
(Oakview Baptist Church},
677 S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec.
17, at 6 p.m. adult Christmas
music and drama entitled "A
Christmas Prayer."
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
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, then pro-
ckeed down Taylor 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.
(Oakview Baptist Church},,
677 S.W. 32nd St., Wednesday,
Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-wide
Christmas song celebration.
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 sec-
tion of the city.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 24, at
5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St., Sunday, Dec. 31, at
5p.m. NewYear's Eve service.


animals table scraps because the
high fat content may predispose
pets to pancreatitis, or an inflam-
mation of the pancreas."
With all of the guests coming
in and out of your house, it is like-
ly your pet may get out. "It is a
good idea to make sure your pet
has proper identification especial-
ly during the holidays," Blue-
McLendon says
If you're thinking about giving
a puppy or kitten as a present, she
advises against it. "A pet is a life-
time commitment, maybe as
much as 18 to 20 years," she says.
"Taking on a responsibility of
such magnitude is a personal
decision and must be made with


great forethought." Instead, she
recommends giving a person pet
supplies or a gift certificate for vet-
erinary care if he or she decides to
get a pet.
If you already have a pet and
want to reward him or her with a
gift, Blue-McLendon recom-
mends giving the gift of attention.
"The most important thing you
can give your pet is your time,"
she says. "Whether it's a walk in
the park, a good belly rub, or just
some quiet time sitting or playing
ball, your pet will appreciate it."
She says that holidays can be a
stressful time for both you and
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PHOENIX, Ariz. Did you
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Americans have racked up
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think again.
"It takes credit to earn credit,"
he said. "If your goal is to
increase your credit score, can-
celing your credit cards may
actually work against you in the
short-term."
The majority of Americans
carry between five and 10 credit
cards, but industry analysts say
many consumers have become
addicted to plastic,. possessing
dozens of credit cards, including
cards for individual stores.
"It's a fine line to walk," said
Sullivan. "Carrying too many
cards can also lower your credit
score because it increases the
chances that you will rack up
larger amounts of debt. There is
no magic number when it.
comes to the number of credit
cards you should have. It
depends on how much money
you spend and how much you
can afford to pay off."
However, Sullivan adds that it
is important to keep track of
your debt ratio. He suggests that
ideally, you want to keep your
balance on each card to no more
than 30 percent of your credit
limit.
So, what do you need to con-
sider before closing a credit
card? Sullivan has seven sugges-
tions:
Beware of the Debt .Utiliza-
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will decrease the amount of
available credit you have and
increase your debt utilization
ratio. For example, if you have
$50,000 in available credit and
owe $10,000, then you owe 20
percent of your available credit.
If you close one account with a
$30,000 credit limit, you will
then owe the same $10,000 but it
will be 50 percent of your avail-
able credit. This can lower your
credit score.
Time is on your side A
portion of your credit score is
based on the length of time that
you have had specific credit lines
open. That means' the longer you
have a credit card, the more
credit history you have. For
instance, if you have two cards
- one which has been open for
five years and another for 10
years closing the card that has
been opened for 10 years
reduces your credit history to
five years. That can lower your
score, regardless of your total
balances. A longer credit history
shows that you can manage
credit responsibly.
Risky behavior Five bil-
lion credit card solicitations are
sent to Americans every year,
many wooing consumers with
low- or no-interest rates. If you
try to control your debt by open-
ing multiple low-interest cards,
transferring your balances and
closing cards along the way, you
could be sending the wrong sig-
nal to potential lenders. Not only
can this lower your credit score,
many lenders consider it to be a
risky credit move. It's best to pay
off your debt, rather than trans-
fer it from card to card.
Fee overload Many credit
cards carry yearly or monthly
fees. Closing those accounts can
save you money arid prevent you
from accumulating more debt.
It's important to read the fine
print when applying for credit
cards. Fees that seem small
accrue over time and can ulti-
mately prove to be very costly,


especially when interest is
involved.
Tempting fate We all
have our limits. Sometimes, just
knowing that we have available
credit is a temptation to spend. If
you can'tstop spending, close
the card once the balance is paid
off, regardless of how it might
impact your credit score.
House on the horizon? -
House hunters need to take-a
close look at the number of cred-
it cards they possess, Mortgage
lenders look at available credit
as a possible risk. If you have
multiple cards, lenders need to
consider whether you will
charge up those cards and be
unable to make your mortgage
payment.
Sullivan suggests talking with
a credit counselor before mak-
ing any rash moves.
- "There are right and wrong
ways to close credit card
accounts," he stressed. "Every-
one has a different financial situ-
ation, so what's right for you,
may not be right for your friend,
neighbor or co-worker. If you're
questioning your credit, talk to
an expert."
About Take Charge America:
Founded in 1987, Take Charge
America, Inc. is a nonprofit
organization headquartered in
Phoenix, Ariz. TCA offers a vari-
ety of services including finan-
cial educai6n. credit counsel-
ing, and debt management. To
learn more about TCA or its pro-
grams please call (800) 823-7396
or visit www.takechargeameri-
ca.org.


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Al or Jeise Myrick
1561) 792-0165
Call: (954) 691-7810


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Thousands ol Palms Available Wide Varieli of Choices
812 NE 40th Avenue
Okeechobee
(863) 610-0296
Registration #47231654


The Law. Office Of Gerald


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Practice limited to Personal Injury,,
Auto Accidents, Defective Products
and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally Board
Certified Civil Trial Lawyer '
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
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Plants,& More


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*OVER 50 VARIETIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
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j PHONE: (863) 763-7736





Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all the
care and expertise you expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Shin, Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Shin, Shin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Shin Cancer Surgery
Newpatients are welcome
Medicare and most
insurance accepted.






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The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
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Movie times for Friday, Dec. 8,
S through Thursday, Dec. 14, are
o as follows:
-. Theatre I -"Prestige" (PG-13)
P 4 Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:10
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o 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
. 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
-- and.9:10 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
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and Sunday at-2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
- _, senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202..


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student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-


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counties. Please call the Indian
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sate 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
9- 0 Numbers 160


BEAGLE, Female, in Bassinger
area, week of 11/20/06, call
to identify. (863)467-4823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
(863)763-0215
FEMALE DOG, short, red, with
collar, found in R-Bar Es-
tates, (863)610-1750
LEOPARD HOUND: Found in
the Viking area. Call to ID.
(863)763-8085


BOXER/LAB MIX- female,
black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier. 12/03 VIc. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
Way. (863)634-0948
KERR DOG- female,
brown/white, vic of Country
Hills, wearing collar & tags
(863)697-1425
LONG HAIR JACK RUSSEL- F,
White w/brown head, Pink
collar, Vic of SW 3rd Ave.
(863)634-3250
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
red & white, missing from
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214


CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
KITTENS- (6) white and
orange, 8 wks old, cute, me-
dium to long haired.
(863)634-7686
LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good home only
(863)467-0346
ONAN GENERATOR, From old-
er Winnebago.
(863)357-2113


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PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday December 16, 2006 9:00 AM
Wauchula
(196 State Road 62, Bowling Green, FL)
CONSIGNORS WELCOME -
Tractors, Farm Equip., Vehicles, Trailers, ATV's,
Construction Machinery & Much More.


IeM Auction Co.
Terry DeMott, Sr. FL#AU1833 AB1285
Phone (800) 985-5699
. T www.demottauction.com


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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


' i ne Bargains
OKEE- 2001 SW 3rd Ave.
Fri. Sat. & Sun,
12/8,12/9,12/10. 8a-4p.
Everything must go!!!
Under canopy so.....
Rain or Shine


OKEECHOBEE: Sat & Sun, Dec
9 & 10, 8am-5pm. 586 S E
37th Terrace (next to Ever-
glades Elem Schl, off 710).
clothes, furniture, kids toys.


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


DO YOU NEED HELP
with Your House Cleaning
or Christmas Decorating?
Honest, Reliable,
Thorough and Reasonable.
(863)532-9202 Suzy


If


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are more suoenfull


Employment .
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
863-467-7700
BABYSITTER- Needed in my
home. Call for details
(863)610-2231
FULL TIME STYLIST NEEDED
Immediate opening. Vanity
Salon & Spay
(863)763-0404 or 634-1263
LABORER/DRIVER WANTED
Must have good driving record
Apply between 8am-4pm M-S
Taylor Rental
(863)467-2239
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
OKEECHOBEE AREA
Small Restaurant needs
MANAGER
5 daysper week
1(800)483-4279


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Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street
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WALPOLE2_

SPANISH TRANSLATOR
NEEDED
We are seeking a Bilingual
Individual with a strong verbal
and written communication
skills. Candidates should have
computer and/or clerical skills; a
background in customer service
is a plus;

Competitive salary, benefits,
401K.
Fax: 863-763-7874


Or apply in person at:


WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, S e.,$j ,,
Okeechobee, FL 34974"



j TNOW
HIRING!!
CDL DELIVERY PROFESSIONAL
MASCHMEYER CONCRETE IS HERE
IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY!!
COME JOIN OUR TEAM OF HIGHLY TRAINED DELIVERY
PROFESSIONALS. IF YOU HAVE A CDL A OR B FOR
2+ YEARS, WE WILL TRAIN YOU TO DRIVE OUR .
CONCRETE MIXER TRUCKS.
Maschmeyer offers an outstanding benefits package, including,
but not limited to: 100% paid health insurance, 401K, etc.
IF YOU ARE A TEAM PLAYER, COMMITTED TO SUCCESS
AND A HARDWORKER, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU
ABOUT A CAREER WITH US!
Visit our website at wwW.Maschmeyer.com
Apply in person at 1651 Highway 98 North,
Okeechobee, FL 34972561-721-0606
.Resumes accepted, fax 561-848-1501.
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DRIVER
Get it in gear with Praxair! A leader in industrial gas
distribution is seeking an exp. Driver for our Clewiston, FL
location. Customer service oriented with current Class B CDL
w/HazMat. Excellent starting pay & benefits incl. 401(k) &
Bonus Program! Please forward your resume via e-mai to:
Anna-Marie Reese@praxair.com
Phone: (863)983-ls55sor fax (863)983-5078.
Must have background check and drug screen.
EOE m/f/d/v
PRAXAIR
www.Praxair.com


Walpole, Inc.
269 N.W. 9H" Street 'i


RAULERSON HOSPITAL
Come join the dynamic team of healthcare provid-
ers in a friendly caring work environment at
Raulerson Hospital. We offer competitive Wages,
excellent benefits and career development. We
currently have the following openings:
*FT Case Manager Requires FL RN License and
prior Case Mgmt experience.
FT, PT & PRN Patient Care Assistants -
Requires FL Certificate and current CPR.
*FT, PT, and PRN Registered Nurses Requires
FL RN License and current CPR.
FT, PT & PRN Respiratory Therapist 7p-7a
Requires FL Respiratory License & Current CPR
Applications may be picked up in Human Re-
sources at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy 441,
North, Okeechobee. For additional information
please visit our website:
www.raulersonhospital.com
Raulerson Hospital is an equal
opportunity employer


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


HOUSEKEEPING; Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
I
SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401 (k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257

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
I
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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FullTime 020


ACCOL NOTING
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Must be experienced and
professional. Please call Kathy
863-357-0500 Ext. 118


Epoymen


Emplymen


RAD TECHS
Multiple positions open for All About
Staffing/HCA for placement at
Raulerson Hospital as well as other
Florida hospitals.
Respond with resume to:-
lUaboutusajobs(ahcahealthcare.com


MECHANIC
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment; Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWR Fax 863-763-1003 or
. Call 863-763-0075
Newspaper carder 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
PAVING FOREMAN
Heavy Highway Construction
Company.seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving Foreman.
Apply In'person to:
Better Roads Inc.
2830 Old State Road #8
Lake Placid, FL 33852
No phone calls please. We are
a drug free work place.
EOE,
SOUTHERN EQUIPMENT
EXCHANGE
Heavy equipment classified
paper looking for office help,
sales rep's, and pape r route
drivers. Part-time and full-time
Must have: computerskills,
dnvers license, willing to travel
short distances.
Call 863-763-6633


B .N-
Renal Care Center has
immediate openingfor an RN.
F/T-P/t, good benefits,
training provided. Apply 201
SW 16h St. (863)467-7654
6.


Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message


TRUCKS FOR HIRE. Specializ-
ing in flat beds & drop
decks, Professional & on
time service! 863-634-6833
How do you tid a Job in
today's competitive
maket? in the employ-
ment section of the cls-
ON It lo M'Ra


Financial


Business
Opp rtnities.. 305
MoneyLenders 310.
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is 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.
ifyou 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, f you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

One nunas trash Is anoi-
or man's treasure. irn
you' trash to treamse
wtt an ad the asi-
fleds.

Services


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needd410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
lansurance 430
Medical Servlees435


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


ELDERLY CARE:
Provided In a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
Call 863-801-9497


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NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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Brouate Chicken
(863) 467-8232
63t5 US Hwy.441 S.E.



JOHN'S TOWING
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radia 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- Bard, Self con-
tained, 5 ton, Wall mount
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-3400
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, .York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538


DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758

GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
$700 asking $300
(863)675-3793
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition. $75
(863)357-7065
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150,
(863)634-5236
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape. $175 for both.
(863)675-3976
WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr. til '09. Like new. Pd.
$2000. Asking $800 or best
offer. (239)867-6351


TANNING BED- 2 yrs old, ex-
cellent condition, $1000 or
best offer (863)467-1152


ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami Sun, $100 or best
offer. (989)831-5135
BICYCLE- Womens beach


bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)302-1126
DYNO AIR BIKE- w/green pegs
to grind with and rotating
handle bar. Good cond. $50
neg (863)634-2974
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032


SCHWINN BIKES (2) brand
new, never on mroad, 1 mans,
1 woman, $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225



COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100 (863)357-6113

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prfessnal
Instlltion of Storm
Shutter- Seamlss
Sain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765



LIGHTED DISPLAY CASES
Elliott's Pawn Shop
(863)763-5553


BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes,
blue, bed only, excellent con-
dition, $150. (863)634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-flo, excellent
condition, pink w/ detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
4 PM


CLOTHES- Little Girls, Size 2T,
Never worn. 20 outfits total..
$130. (863)357-1048
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
(863)357-0344


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most in cases.
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-0125
BASEBALL/FOOTBALL CARD
over 3000 $800 or best of-
fer(863)467-1374
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
.(863)357-0125
WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
old. $50.863-467-0670


QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
Wooden, For King or Queen.
$125. (863)674-1755


ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
(1) rectangle, (1) round &
(1) round with lamp, $40.
(863)674-1276,
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, all wood,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2 NS, hdbd,
ftbrd, chest, mirror $2200
(863)528-3269
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
(772)460-9733
BUNK BED, Loft style, all in
one, purchased at Badcock,
exc. cond. $500
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer. (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (35), Brown metal,
folding. $105 for all or will
separate. (863)675-3230
Chase Lounge Elegant, solid
cream velour like material,
$250 or best offer
(863)227-0173 .
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
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
with key lock. $100
(863)763-3191
COMPUTER DESK, 3' long x
4/' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, file cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
(863)763-3191
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 $1 00. i
(863)634-5236
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
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $450 (863)634-5225


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$425. Neg. (863)675-7105
or(863)673-5023


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Never used. Still in
box. $10. (863)763-1997


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1100. (863)763-6907


16 icycles


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp w/miter cut & rail. $100
(863)467-1401
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
Dewalt, used once, $300 or
best offer. (863)697-8837
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craftsman, cut's angle, new
blade and stand $60
(863)763-8797
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda,
brand new, still in box. $950.
863-673-5159
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$800 (863)697-8837
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w/radiator & fuel tank.
$1500 (863)675-1862


DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for all.
(863)946-1189
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
ta thick, forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.
(863)763-6369
KITTEN- Male, orange tabby
& white. approx 8 wks old,
bottle fed, $15.
(443)262-2740
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up,50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattress on
wheels. Excellent condition.
$75. (863)763-1997
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 floral 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
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


CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type "C"
front to sight, $1200 or best
:offer (937)215-0307
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
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
RIFLE, Ruger All Weather,
stainless steel, 10/22, with
scope, extras. $275
(863)610-0632 Okee
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target grips &
sights $350 (937)215-0307
TAURAS, 745 45 cal., 3.3"
barrel, stainless/composite.
7 shot. semi-auto pistol, new
in box. $450 (863)467-2315
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-2032 Iv msg



BAR BELL WEIGHT SET- New
in box. With multi-function
bench. $200.561-722-0401
BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition. Pd. $1400. Will sell
for $500. You haul.
(863)801-1891 after 3pm
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
Westco. Cadence 7E, Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
(863)673-2896 ask for Vicki



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.


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built in charger.& rear
pockeL $4500.863-467-1533
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
DONATIONS NEEDED
In need of Boy Scout/Cub
Scout uniforms for a new
pack in Buckhead Ridge.
(863)763-4915
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count $2100. 863-467-6475
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500.863-843-0913 Lv msg
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800. (863)634-1263
TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
$2400 (863)453-5599
WELDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, $200 firm.
863)763-4132 or
863)634-2171



DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
piece, with symbols & stool.
Like new. Retails $355, asking
$150 (863)763-6987
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316


BEAGLE, AKC reg., tri color,
male, 6 mos. old, shots up
to date, needs room to run.
$350 (863)610-1197
BEAGLE PUPPIES(4): Females,
6 wks, wormed & 1st shots,
APR reg. incl. pedigree certif.
$350 ea. (863)634-7723
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet checked.
$300, $400 & $450.
863-763-3073
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 wks,
"Mr. Personality", vet checked.
Free bed incld $275 cash.
(863)357-0037
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
askforVicki
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
M & 1 F Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
shots $295 (561)271-1032
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must
see! $300 for Females, or
Males. (863)675-7105


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


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



QUILTING MACHINE: "Stretch"
Long Arm, Frame & Tracks.
Everything included. $2500
(863)674-1755


POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
WEIGHT BENCH, WElIDER w/
leg attach., 230 Ib. weights,
weight tree, Olympic bar,
$120/neg. 863-763-2241.



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


ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
Directional, Amplified, In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989
HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or best offer
(863)983-5364
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
tion $800 (239)248-4758


Moile Home
sae- I


MIG WELDER, 25' spool gun
with accessories. $1400.
(772)332-1438
PRESSURE WASHER: 2700
PSI, Sears. $350.
863-673-5159
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276

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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


SPEAKER- 12" audiobahn, 1
truck and 1 car box, 200
watt amp, power, wires &
fuse, $150 (863)697-3865


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliotrs Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 ft., with
dozens of ornaments. 25
years old, looks real. $50
(863)763-5501

Agriculture



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



AQUA 9 year old Palomino.
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incid all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912










Buy -Sell Trade
863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. Kid safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
$200 (239)340-8502
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049



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
GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
(863)763-5501
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled, very good condition,
125 (863)763-8225 or
(863)610-0530
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
(863)763-4098
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2),
for parts, good engines,
$200 or best offer.


Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.E downstairs &
(1) 900 S.E 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 Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
(863)467-0771



EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
WATERFRONT PROPERTIES
FOR SALE or RENT
(863)467-8683


Mile-m


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30 HEAD TWO
YEAR OLDS
THORJGMH-LYDEEOPRE
AND TIESE
All Sales by Private Treaty


HAYMAN'S 711 RANCH
KENANSVILLE, FL
407.709-2040



CANARY ISLAND DATE
PALMS: 7 gallon...over
stocked. $8 each. Stock #
47233854. (863)634-3300
SABLE PALMS, in 30 gallon
pots. 3to 6 feet tall. $55
each. (863)634-4163


Rentals



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



APT. 1BR/1BA& AN EFFC'Y
Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
Includes utilities.
No pets. 561-329-8205
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., Ist, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(863) 697-8728.



EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, 1ba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11 th St., New2Bdrml.,11/2Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. +1st&
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722


BASSWOOD: 2 Bdrm., Up to
date kitchen new apple. Brand
new C/Air. W/D. $890 mo. +
sec. & refs. (561)818-7380
Beautiful home in Basswood.
3br/2ba, w/ garage. All
rooms have walk-in closets.
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy at 305-458-8813.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4br/2ba,
very clean, fireplace, lake ac-
cess, must have ref. 1st &
Sec. dep. 863-824-0981
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1 2Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1200. mo.:+ 1st, last
& sec. 561-795-4425
krisdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info.
(863)357-6700
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left
Totally refurbished. New kitch-
en w/dishwasher. New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414'
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
last &sec. (941)504-3954
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/garage in nice neighbor-
hood. No pets. $975/mo. Yr.
lease. F//S. 863-610-1000
Oak Lake, 2BR/2BA Villa,
with laundry, encl. patio,
Ig. driveway, no pets,
non-smkg. environment.
(863)763-0835/763-1969
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba CBS
Home, 406 NE 7th St. $850.
mo. + 1st., last & $500 sec.
req'd. (863)467-5965
TREASURE ISLAND, Lake Ac-
cess. 3br/2ba. 1st & Sec.
Dep. Must have ref.
(863)824-0981



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16th
Ave., 4BR, 2BA, 1 Car garage,
ready now, $1200/mo.
$0 down. (863)484-0809
FMd int laste. Sell It soon-
er in the classiat


IN THE AREA OF BASINGER &
Kissimmee River State Park
85 ac. +/- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump.
Formerly a Citrus Grove.
Suitable for Farming, Ranching
& Equestrian Home Site.
dickansayt(hotmail.com or
(561)951-3544

MobileHomes



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




MOBILE HOME STEPS- with
railing $45 (863)697-3090



Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com



An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 HA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 FlRodrida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
,furnished. $25,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenetnet
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, $15000
n e g
(863)763-6912/447-0055
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318

Recreation



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



BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5500
(863)634-7735
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
863-946-6639/634-2401
JON Boat- 12 FT., transom,
great for hunting, green, 6 hp
Johnson, trailer, excellent
cond. $400 (863)763-8797
MASTERCRAFT 1995, Ski
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307


SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
generator. New 9.8 0/B. Good
working cond. Just pulled from
water $7000. (863)484-0625


RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
(561)262-0493
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Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trlr & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500
(863)357-0215
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582


Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299



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



CONTINENTAL 220 GPU-
Good condition. New oil
rings. $2500. or best offer.
(863)357-5755


DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
(863)634-0856
HD Leathers, means & ladies
jackets, chaps, pants, vests,-
1 helmet, new & like new,
$200. (863)610-1964%"-''
TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
with ramp, galvanized, 12"
tires, 12'2" overall length.
$550 (863)357-2113



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
(863)675-3978 LaBelle
E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
upgrading,,camo color, $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
ask for Sam
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032
Suzuki Eiger, '04, w/ramps,
400, 4x4, low miles, new tires,
winch, Must Sell! $3000 or
best offer. (772)240-5038
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heauy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
CADILLAC EL DORADO '97,
ETC, Fully loaded, white pearl
diamond, has new parts,
$5500 (561)723-1849
CAMARO- '94- 143k miles,
18" mag wheels, 2 10" sub-
woofers, CD, low profile tires
$2000(863)467-0466


CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637


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WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.


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 SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $1200
(863)610-0732


DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$800 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
863-447-2276
FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
Needs work. $300
(772)597-6240
GEO METRO- '94, great on
gas, good for first car,
orange, $500 or best offer
(863)763-8261
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04,
Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond in/outside. Sirrus
$16,000. (561)924-2005
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mls. $2500': Firm
(863)763-7060
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)612-5457 after 5 PM
or weekends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K mi. $850.
(863)697-0241
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
$1995. (863)467-8683
TOYOTA TERCEL '90, Good
condition, a/c works, auto.,
front wheel drive. $750
(863)467-4537



CJ JEEP '83, Must see, good
condition. $5500
(239)707-1848
FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details
(772)834-4235
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works! $5500 (863)634-6235


GOLF CART- Electric, 3 wheel,
with charger, $600
(863)634-5225
YAMAHA, Electric, $900 or
best offer. (989)831-5135



FORD F350- '94, Diesel, su-
percrew, 220 K, runs needs
work, $1500 (863)763-7831
or (772)370-1634


CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $700.
(863)983-2255
CHEVY MOTOR 805, out of
.",87 Chevy truck. $100
,.(863)673-6684
FLAT BED, Steel:20 Ft,"
$1200 or best offer.
863-634-5936
FORD F150 '87, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
(863)484-0504
GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500 for all,
will separate. (561)644-4840
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$10.0 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for '01
Nissan Altima SE, $200 or
best offer (863)902-1159
RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy Impala LTZ, 17"
rims, 225/55/R117 Goodyears.
$1500 neg. (863)697-0328
RIMS, Chrome, 17" with cen-
ter caps, factory Dodge 8
lug. $100 (863)634-3119
RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TAILGATE, Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-7318
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150

tires & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
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
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
(863)357-5754
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900
(863)675-1862
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


(863)467-8856
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


ANGUS BULL, Purebred, 4 yrs
old, Lemmon/Jarrell blood,
good cond., ready to work.
2200. (863)634-4497
GOATS, 1 large Billy, 1 small
Billy, 2 Nannies, several kids.
Call for pricing.
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FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body in excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606
FORD RANGER- '95, White,
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000., or best offer
(863)357-3400

CHEVY BLAZER- '85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift. 36" tires, 305, V8,
GM 14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more info (863)697-3865


CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,
lots of extras, excellent cond,
$21,000 (239)707-1848
FORD HUNTING BUGGY runs,
needs some work. $1500
Call Edk 863-634-0771


NEW TRAILER- 5x8, with
mesh ramp. $625
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x11 dove-
tail, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


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Brownie Troop #13 tree
The Girl Scout Brownie Troop #13 topped their special
tree with a Brownie troop member with badges and all.
This tree can be seen at the blue volunteer building next
to The Hamrick Home at 411 SE 4th Street, for more
information contact Rhonda at 467-2321. The Festival of
Trees will remain open until.Sunday Dec. 10th.


Gator tree
RJ Gators topped their tree in style with an alligator
head. They are ready to take a chomp out of Christmas.
This tree can be seen at the blue volunteer building next
to The Hamrick Home at 411 SE 4th Street, for more
information contact Rhondp at 467-2321. The Festival of
Trees will remain open until Sunday Dec. 10th.The bid-
ding ends today at 5 p.m.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
NEHS Craft tree
New Endeavor High School decorated their Craft tree
with various homemade crafts such as paper chain gar-
land, popsicle -stick snowmen and pipe cleaner
snowflakes. This tree can be seen at the blue volunteer
building next to The Hamrick Home at 411 SE 4th Street,
for more information contact Rhonda at 467-2321. The
Festival of Trees will remain open until Sunday Dec.
10th. The bidding ends today at 5 p.m.


Community Events


Church-hostinglive 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 matchph and read
music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter
residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863)
634-7714.,
Fundraiser benefits Shrinerprograms
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.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 16, for fram-
ing 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 build-
ing site by 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a mes-
sage.


Rib dinners hosted by F&AM
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM, will sponsor a rib dinner on Satur-
day, Dec. 16, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave.,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person and can be obtained from
any member of the Lodge. For information, contact Matt Buxton at (863)
634-3706 or Rick Holt at (863) 634-8085. Take-out plates will be available.
Father Duffy to celebrate anniversary
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Father Hugh Duffy Will celebrate the 40th
anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with a special mass at
Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., at 4:30 p.m.
Church hosting pancake breakfast
SThe Worship Team of His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene,
425 S.W. 28th St., will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on

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include sausage and a beverage. Tickets are available at the church office
from 9 a.m. until noon weekdays, or call Cathy at (863) 763-3519. Also
offered that day from 9 until noon will be a free gift wrapping service.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,'will present a
Christmas play entitled "Word of God Speak" at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.
17. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the public. For infor-
mation, call WandaWoodham at (863) 763-9352.
Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will present "Christ-
mas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional Christmas Nativi-
ty celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m. Admission and
parking are free. For information, call (863) 763-3727.


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The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
securing the following:
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Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. The
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CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or best offer.
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CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs needs work.
$500. (863)675-7419
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
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