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Vol. 97 No. 352 Monkeech oday, Decembeer 18,2006 50 Plus tax


Vol. 97 No. 352 Monday, December 18, 2006 50t Plus tax


Briefs

Clerk offices
close for luncheon
SThe offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of the
Circuit Court will be closed
between noon and 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 22, for the
annual employee holiday
season luncheon.
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 pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive
by and enjoy your festive dec-
orations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
136 S.E. 13th.Ave.
1404 S.E. 7th St.
201 S.E. 8th St.
501 S.E. 8th St.
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.
5012 S.E. 44th St.
801 S.E. 6th Ct.
2801 S.E. 18th Ct.
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
1930 S.E. 24th Blvd.
3268 N.W 26th A e
206 N W 12th St.
210 N.W. 12th St.
605 N.W. 17th St.
609 N.W. 17th St.
14420 N.W. 292nd St.
,.5270 N.W.30th.St-
6952 N.W 30th St .
7052 N.W. 30th St.
3033 N.W. 37th Ave.
7528 N.W. 92nd Ct.
11087 N.E. 1st Way
7950 S.R. 78W.
9861 S.R. 78 W
S.W 44th Blvd.
Palm Village Ranch)
3421 S.W. 18th St.
S710 S.W. 28th St.
2224 S.W. 28th St.
4411 SW. 13th Ave.
2247 S.W.2nd Ct. and area
Kissimmee River Estates
11 miles W. on S.R. 70
Kissimmee River Fishing
Resort
10milesW. on70


Drought Index
Current: 649
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.09 feet


Lake level ,
LastYear:
16.08 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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School who participated in the December 9th Jingle Bell Walk.

Annual walk promotes physical fitness


On Dec. 9, over 150 people
consisting of parents, students,
and teachers from Everglades
Elementary school participat-
ed in the third annual Jingle
Bell Walk. This event pro-
motes physical fitness by walk-
ing the dike at Lock Seven atop
the scenic trail by the lake.
Many participants showed
school spirit by wearing the
Jingle Bell Walk tee shirts that
were sold at school a week
before the event.
Many other walkers wore
jingle bells and listened to
Christmas music in celebra-
tion of the holiday season.
The Jingle Bell Walk is also
a part of a program called The
Greater Gator Mileage Club.
This program, sponsored by
Coach Ferneau and Coach


Forde of the physical educa-
tion department at Everglades
Elementary, encourages stu-
dents to walk and exercise.
Students are rewarded for
their participation, and by
walking a certain number of
miles they are presented with
plastic feet. These feet can be
placed on book bags or worn
on shoelaces to highlight their
accomplishments. Students
earn miles in the program by
walking at school from a pro-
vided block period in the
schedule. Also, the second Sat-
urday of each month from
October through March. Stu-
dents and parents can walk on

the dike at Lock Seven. The
Saturday morning walks go
from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. and
allow families to come togeth-


er and exercise as a family. The
number of miles the family
walks will also help add to that
student's score and awards
presented at school.
With the holiday season in
full swing, there are many
treats and extra calories we
will be bombarded with. To
combat this, The Greater Gator
Mileage Club (adapted from
Fitness Finders), helps educate
and encourage students to
become more physically fit.
Walking is a great way for a
person to get in shape. The
excellent participation among
parents, teachers, and stu-
dents this year at the Jingle
Bell Walk shows that fresh air
and exercise is a great way to
be in the holiday spirit.


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Special Holiday Events


Kiwanis Santa
in Park #4
Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Church holds
special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St.,-will hold the follow-
ing special services for the holidays.
Their schedule is: Wednesday, Dec.
20, at 6 p.m. church-wide Christ-


mas song celebration: Sunday,
Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve
service; and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5
p.m. NewYear's Eve service.

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


Santa on the
fire truck
Dec. 20 in the N.W. and N.E.
sections of the city; Dec. 21 in the
S.E. section of the city; Dec. 22 in
the S.W section of the city.

First United
Methodist Church
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 candlelight services at 5
and 7 p.m. For information, call the
church office at (863) 763-4021.

Toys for Tots toy
drive under way
The annual'-Toys for Tots.to1
drive for underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County is currently
under way and will end Wednes-
day, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce. 55


S. Parrott Ave., is a drop off point.
For information, 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 under-
privileged 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 din-
ners. Businesses or families can
adopt a family by calling the mis-
sion. The gifts are given to the par-
ent(s) to wrap and place under the
tree for Christmas morning. The
outreach will accept store gift cer-
tificates, 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, Fla.: or, call
(863) 763-5725.


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News Briefs

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. All trees are reduced to half price and none are
over $50. 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 wilt 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 Thursday, 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.


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New greens for holiday giving Educational Brief
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By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Tired of the same old holiday
' gifts? Scared of gift cards and shop-
ping malls? Want something more
personal than cash? Consider visit-
'ing a local nursery, florist or garden
.shop and give something green
and growing for the holidays.
Last week I visited the University
-' of Florida campus in Gainesville.
-One of my stops was the horticul-
"ture greenhouses, filled with poin-
'settias grown for the annual field
-day. I try to visit this event each year
to see what's new and hot and took
-several photos for our county
*extension home page.
But Christmas is not just for
"-trees and poinsettias. Besides "Big
- Red", other plants that were being
evaluated by UF were Cyclamen, a
-new version of an old favorite,
)Snowflake Euphorbia, a "weed"
that's been dressed up for the holi-
days, and an Australia import that
..-looks like nothing I've ever seen
;before, Reindeer Paws.
;Poinsettias are
big business
How big are holiday flower and
plant sales? I checked thejatest fig-:
ures from USDA, and found that
more Poinsettias are sold than any
other potted flowering plant. With
112 million U.S. households in
2006 spending $49 million on flow-
ers .and decorative plants, it's not
something to ignore.
How much of this comes from
the old red favorite? During the holi-
days, the average U.S. homeowner
spends about $3.50 on potted
plants. While orchid sales are gain-
ing, poinsettias account for about
-$2.50 of those sales.


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
If you want some tips on Poin-
settia care, we can help you out. I'd
like to point out a couple of tips that
can help select that perfect poinset-
tias:
Look at the yellow center
flower bud to determine freshness:
For the longest lasting decoration,
choose a plant that does not show
yellow pollen, and be sure that it
shows no evidence of molding or
rotting.
High quality plants will have
un-broken stems and lots of green
leaves. Abused plants have been
exposed to temperature extremes
or drafty conditions that shorten
the shelf life of poinsettias.
New crops for
the holidays
The field day was not just for
Poinsettias. UF Professor Dr. Jim
Barrett also included a few other
plants in his evaluations. This gave
growers and consumers a chance
to take a look at new and novel
plants that can diversify the holiday
plant pallet. Here are the new ones
from this year's field day:
Cyclamen: This old-time holi-
day plant provides a long-lasting
splash of color to long winter nights
in your home. Imagine a red, pink
or white flowery pinwheel growing
above a tightly clumped dark green
leaved plant, and you can picture a
pretty Cyclamen. They are a bit
unconlnmmon in the garden center,
and more expensive than Poinset-


tias. It takes two years to grow full-
sized Cyclamen from seed to their
winter flowering splendor. While
Northern gardeners may coax sev-
eral years out of a Cyclamen, grow-
ing conditions in the home are not
ideal for this Mediterranean beauty
in our Florida yards. Enjoy them,
and then send it north with a snow-
bird.
The new addition on display at
the UF Trials was Super Series
Compact Wine Red Cyclamen.
This variety from Holland has lots
of deep wine-red colored flowers
with variegated foliage. Plants
bloom a lot, and last a long time,
with flowers that do not fade.
Plants stay compact even under hot
conditions, which makes better for
indoor use. FloraStar, an organiza-
tion that tests and promotes new
container grown ornamentals,
have awarded this cyclamen culti-
var a Gold Star!
Snowflake Euphorbia: Accord-
ing to Stuart horticulturalist Carol
Bailey, the White-laced Euphorbia
(Euphorbia leucocephala) is usual-
ly a shrub or small tree. Like the
poinsettia, the true flowers are
small but fragrant, found in clusters
surrounded by snowy white to
cream colored leaves called bracts.
The flowers appear around
Thanksgiving and may last into the
New Year. In the Florida yard, it can
become leggy and rangy, but is
easy to care for and worth waiting
.for the flowers.
Euphorbia Diamond Frost is a
new compact cultivar of this poin-
settia relative. It can give a snowy
look to Christmas decorations. At
the UF trial, they planted it with a1
red poinsettia, and it looked very
festive. A limited number of plants
.grown for sale were quickly


snapped up by the public, so it may
be a popular choice in the future.
Reindeer Paws: A final trial plant
that was displayed at the field day is
an unusual import from Southwest
Australia. There are several species
of these grass-like plants found in
the warmer dry areas of that coun-
try, but the flower spikes of the so-
called Kangaroo Paws have cap-
tured the attention of both -cut
flower enthusiasts and potted flow-
ering plant growers.
The jury is still out on how they
might do in humid subtropical
Florida Yards. But it's the flowers
we want to talk about. Can you
imagine a spike of flowers that
looks like a fuzzy, velvety paw, col-
ored in bright shades of the rain-
bow? Flower buds are covered
with colored hairs that give the.
flowers their color, ranging from
black to yellow, orange and red.
The trialed plant was a compact
species given a trade name of
Kanga TM. It is a cultivar of a plant
called Red and Green Kangaroo
Paw. U.S. growers are calling this
plant Reindeer Paws because the
red and green flower color is per-
fect for an unusual holiday plant.
Keep your eye out for this one in
next years holiday plant offerings.
I've placed more information
and lots of photos on our Okee-
:chobee web page, http: okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. It you need
additional information on the UF
Poinsettia field day, please email us
at okeechobee'i'ifasuil.edu or call
us, at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents.can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from I until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday alternoons. Happy Holly-
Days!


needs added funding
College costs continue to
increase each year and the stu-
dents of Okeechobee are always
in need of financial assistance.
The Okeechobee High School
Scholarship Program is currently
recruiting to increase the amount
of scholarship funds available to
these students. If you or your busi-


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any questions regarding scholar-
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Bill Black at (863) 462-5025 ext.
3113.
The scholarship commitment
deadline is Jan. 15, 2007, so new
scholarships can be included in
the scholarship booklets. If this is
not convenient for you please call
and we will work out the details.


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Uoeecnooee News/Pete uawaa
Bookkeeper retires"
Sue Clark (left) is retiring after 30 years as a bookkeeper
with Okeechobee County schools. At the Dec. 12, meeting
of the Okeechobee County School Board, Dr. Patricia
Cooper (right) superintendent of schools, presented her
with a certificate and a pin.


ukeechoDee News/Pete uawaa
Secretary retires
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper (right) recognized Ethel Brown (left) secretary
with the school system's migrant and special programs,
upon her retirement after 30 years of service to the school
system. The recognition took place at the Dec. 12 meeting
of the school board.


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The young apprentice gathered up and
saved every tiny piece of glass the artist
let fall on the floor. Then one day the
young man took the tiny bits and pieces
he had saved and began making a win-
dow of his own creation. After months of
labor his window was completed.
To make a long story short the window
made from bits and pieces was
acclaimed as the most beautiful ever
made. The young man became famous
in his own right as a great artist
There are many fragments of time and
life that can be turned into great accom-
plishments. The bits and pieces are
important, and the wise use them effec-
tively.
Thought To Remember Use every
moment to it fullest salvage the frag-
ments of life.




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time Love Is
uims
you priceless
pro-
eak As the Christmas holiday sea-
end. son approaches, I am always
mis- reminded how much joy and hap-
973. piness it brings to many with the
reuniting of family and friends
and so much good. food and
abundance of gifts that will be
given and received, but to some
people it can be a very lonely and
n51 sad time.
I am not writing this letter to
57 dampen the season for the fortu-
nate ones but to remind all of us
how sad it can be for the unfortu-
nate ones. Because we now live
in such a materialistic world it can
be very easy to forget what the


spirit of Christmas is all about.
Yes, Christmas is about the
birth of Jesus but it is also the
birth of giving just as he gave
his life for us, we should be
reminded how important it is to
give back.
See, Christmas is about giving
and I do not mean just material
things. Yes, it is nice to give gifts
but not everyone is fortunate
enough to afford such a luxury
and so many miss out on the true
reflection of Christmas. Have you
ever noticed that the people that
cannot afford to give much also
do not receive much? I grew up in
a poor family back in the '60s and
'70s and even though we did not
receive or give out many gifts, we
Were happy not because of the


presents we did not receive but
because the greatest gift was
knowing we were recognized and
loves.
Recognition is a very powerful
form of love and love is the great-
est gift anyone can give or receive.
No, love cannot always buy you
that new car, computer or Playsta-
tion alone simply because love
has only one price tag.
You see, the price tag on love is
not 10, 20 or even 50 percent off.
It is a 100 percent discount.
Love is the only thing that is
priceless, but yet anyone can
afford it. And while you cannot
find love on a department store
shelf, it is always within your
grasp.
When my brother, sister and I


were kids we did not receive
many toys or presents but we had
more fun than a hundred kids put
together have today. Why?
Because we had each other's love
and since love is priceless, it did
not matter that we were very poor
because we had a 100 percent
discount.
I guess my point is, during this
holiday season when you are
looking for that perfect gift for
someone do not always look for
that big discount. Just look for the
100 percent discount in your
heart.
I wish everyone a happy and
safe holiday season and, by the
way, that is free of charge.
J.K. Murray III


Community Events

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Jan. 9,2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration and
orientation on Tuesday, Jan.9, 2007. There will be 11 weeks of
classes that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each Tues-
day from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.
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, clowns, jugglers, a magic show
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber 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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott 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.
GaL training being offered r -
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,.
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in Decem-
ber. The. next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the
School Board office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For informa-
tion call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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 pup-
pet show. "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on
Feb. 1. Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second
Ave. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue
March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call
(63) 357-MAIN.




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Upcoming Events

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 meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys'
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per.person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call BettyWilliamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa
Arnold (863) 610-2280.
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 Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S, Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our 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 OurSavior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a-m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tiop,call (863),763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
'Gospel Sigevery Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with votal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting..
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral-
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. ParrottAve.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Community Country Gospewill meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320..
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 meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship 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 some-
one 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. Spanish
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 Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist'
Church, 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 closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
SPrayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.


Community Events

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 Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.
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.
Church plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold the follow-
ing special services for the holidays. Their schedule is: Wednesday,
Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. church-wide Christmas song celebration; Sun-
day, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service; and Sunday, Dec. 31,
at 5 p.m. New Year's Eve service.
Toys for Tots toy drive under way
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end
Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call
the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Church hosts dinner, gospel sing
A combined event of the annual meeting of Cowboys for Christ
and celebration of Mary Lanier's 60th anniversary of singing gospel
songs will be joined by The Celebration Singers -, Carol Feyos,
Frank and Judy Smith and Doyle McDuffy at the Basinger Civic
Center on Thursday, Dec. 21. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6
p.m., and singing will begin at 7 p.m.
Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honeybaked hams and turkeys for the
Christmas holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pick up on Friday afternoon, Dec. 22. For information,
call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Outreach holding-toydrive -
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual
Christmas toy drive for the underprivileged children. It will take
place now through Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys rang-
ing from baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys, hams
and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families
can adopt a family by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the
parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christmas morning.
The outreach will accept store gift certificates, checks made
payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will purchase the
items needed. Receipts are available. Please make checks out to
Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P 0. Box 1663, Okee-
chobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.
Shriners selling Christmas trees
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. All
trees are reduced to half price and none are over $50. 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.
Avon Park hosting special camp
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is hosting a Christmas break
camp Dec. 26-30 for grades six through 12. The cost is $70 and
includes meals, lodging and fun. For information and forms, call
(863) 453-3627; or, e-mail phil@lakedentoncamp.org.
Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book "A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, relation-
ships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime with
men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the event
being sponsored by Dra Ministries, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m.
The event will be held in the conference room at The Flamingo
Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S. There will be drawings for gifts and refresh-
ments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-0847.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding a
first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an infant/child
CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9 p.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.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 W.
will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including sausage
and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6,2007, for a
donation of $4. For information, call Pat at (863) 357-1364.
OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, 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.
Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, from 11:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.


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ChribLmas display winner
Okeechobee Main Street's window.decorating-ontest was won by Raulerson's Absolute-
ly Art Gallery and Custom Framing. They are located at 401 S.W. Park Street. Positioned
in front of the winning Christmas display are (from left to right) Sally Breaux; Brittany
Hodges; Erin Kersey; Kelly Raulerson, owner; her daughter, Emma; and, Maureen Bur-
roughs, president of Okeechobee Main Street. Take a drive by in the evening to get the
full benefit of their wonderful Christmas display.


Agency on

The Area Agency on Aging Palm
Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. hosted
its 18th Annual Meeting and Lun-
cheon at the Marriott in West Palm
Beach on Thursday, December 7.
New members of the Board of
Directors and Advisory Council
were inducted during the morning
business portion of the day. Joining
the Board of Directors are: Eric
Kelly, Stanley Kim, Ph.D., Esq.,
Christie Loftus, Gary Uber, Abby
Walters and Todd Zellen, Esq. New
Advisory Council members are:
Steve Delach, Carolyn Lapp, Lois A.
Paliuca, Cindy Schoolmnaster,
James Sugarman and Livina Wash-
ington.
The Annual Luncheon celebrat-
ed the year's successes and hon-
ored dedicated community part-
ners and supporters with the
presentation of the Area Agency on
Aging's first circle of Excellence
Awards. David Haralson, president
of the Board of Directors, wel-
comed into the Circle of Excellence


Aging hos

the Community Foundation for
Palm Beach and Martin Counties;
Palm Beach County Board of
County Commissioners; Picower
Foundation; Quantum Foundation
and United Way of Palm Beach
County. Allegany Franciscan Min-
istries, Inc. was the first recipient of
the Area Agency on Aging's Cala-
lyst Award.
CEO Robert McFalls presented
the 2006 Pinnacle Award to Mary
Craig, Senior & Outreach Service
Director with the Council on Aging
of Saint Lucie County. This presti-
gious award is given to an employ-
ee from one of the Agency's con-
tracted agencies in recognition of
their dedication, commitment and
accomplishments to improve the
quality of life for seniors.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm
Beach County was honored with
the 2006 Outstanding Service
Provider Award for having demon-
strated exemplary leadership in the
community for the betterment of


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seniors in support of independent
living.
The luncheon was sponsored
by: Wachovia; Cresthaven East;
Florida Power & Light; HEARx,
Hospice of Palm Beach County;
Home Companion Services;
Humana, Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center and Lee & David Levine
Rehabilitation Center: Mangrove
Bay;: Ruth Rales Jewish Family Ser-
vice of South Palm Beach County;
Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A.: The
Palm Beach Post and The Water-
ford.
For more information about
The Area Agency on Aging for Palm
Beach County & The Treasure
Coast programs, services, agen-
cies, volunteer opportunities, spon-
sorships or donor contributions,
visit www.AgencyonAgingPBTC
.org, call CEO Robert McFalls at I -
866-684-5885 or visit the Area
Agency on Aging offices at 1764
North Congress Ave. Suite 201,
West Palm Beach FL 33409


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The Staff Of The Okeechobee News Wishes

Everyone The Happiest Of Holidays!


Salel Price
$300,000.00
$167,500.00
$165.000:00
$17.000.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$138,500.00
$115,000.00
$37,000.00
$0.00
$106.000.00
$23,000.00
$28,000.00
$28.000.00
$0.00
$200,000.00
$55,000.00
$0.00
$240,000.00
$26,000.00
$34.000.00
435,000.00
$17,000.00
$18.000.00
$42,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
- $158,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$23,400.00
$0.00
$198,900.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
,$55,000.00
$23.,700.00
$0.00
$450.000.00
$o1170.00

$45o0.o00


SaIle2 Date
11/27/1995
2/18/2005
7/25/2005
9/5/2006
7/5/2003
9/18/1998
2/9/2006
5/2/2005
8/23/2004
7/22/2004
8/15/2005
8/15/2005
9/29/2005
4/26/2004
8/14/2006

5/22/2006
'11/1/1992
12/31/2002
12/29/1998
6/22/2001
5/17/2004
4/13/2006
5/23/2006
8/15/2001
8/15/2001
8/31/2006
10/11/2005
5/11/2006
10/1/2005
5/11/2004
9/1/2004
9/1/2004
9/1/2004
9/1/2004
9/1/2004
9/1/2004
6/13/2005

1/1/1/961
1/1/1961
1/1/1961
1/1/1961
1/1/1961
1/1/1900
4/27/2005
11/4/1999
1/6/2006
1/25/2006
10/3/2006.
6/23/2004
9/30/2004
9/21/2006
9/7/2006
3/1/1985
9/1/1969
10/2/2006
4/2/1996
6/4/2005
6/9/1998


Sale2 Price
$19,900.00
$165,000.00
$110,000.00
$6,900.00
$3,500.00
$48,000.00
$0.00
$37,000.00
$65,100.00
$0.00
$27,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$10,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$24,500.00
$58,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$8,000.00
$32,200.00
$140,000.00
$0.00
$7,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$29,000.00
$0.00
$35,900.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$000
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$37,000.00
$0.00
$28,000.00
$1,005.600.00
$0.00
$28,800.00
$0.00
$0.00
$13,000.00
$45,000.00
$11.900.00
$35,000.00
$85,000.00
$0.00
$40,000.00


Name
MOUNTS BOYD E (LIFE ESTATE)
WILLIAMS MATTHEW
ZUNIGA JORGE & LUZ
MARRERO JOSE R & CRUZ MIRIAM
DAVIS RICHARD A & BARBARA N
ETCHISON GEORGE D & MARILYN J
PARADISE PALM BEACH PROPERTIES
CHL HOLDINGS INC
ARELLANES ROBERTO & NORMA
STEVENS JACOB LEE
BURFORD AL
BURFORD AL
LEE DONNA H
LEE DONNA H
ROMAN JESUS & MAXIMINA
CABRERA FLORENTINO & MARIA
TIMMONS LINDA H & BILLY
LANIER ELSIE M & LANIER CLAUDE
MAXWELL TAMMY L
BOYD KELLY A
PHILLIPS CHRISTOPHER & CHRISTY
JASPERS TODD
TASSY MARGARETTE
TASSY MARGARETTE
ISAAC CARL & ALABRE NATACHA
ISAAC CARL & ALABRE NATACHA
MCCANN LEONARD H & PATSY S
MITCHEM LUEN SCOTT
SHERRARD JACKIE TAYLOR (L EST)
BURNS JOHN A & BYINGTON BEULAH
REICHENBACH MICHAEL
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS
THOMAS CHAD EARL
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
STOINOFF LAND TRUST AGREEMENT
ARANAALFONSO
MUSZICK DERA
FLORIDA PRAIRIE INC
TELECOPAW MULTI SERVICES, ETAL
BOHMER JOHN TRUSTEE
NGUYEN DUC V & THU HUYNH
CHANDRAMOHAN SANKARANARAYANAIY
RUBENS MONICA MALEE
CONRAD H BRIAN & RONDA
MAYHEW ELIZABETH F & SANDERSON
TARNER JAMES & ANNA
GONNELLY MICHELLE
GREEN LAWANA
BOLOGNA SALVATORE
WHEELER BROTHERS INC


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Street
NE 56TH
SE 8TH
NW 32ND
NW 40TH
NW 276TH
SE 6TH
SE 25TH
NW 266TH
NW 4TH
SE 8TH
SE 59TH
SE 59TH
NW 40TH
NW 40TH


SW 40TH
HWY 98 N
SE 57TH

NW 8TH
NW 300TH
NW 288TH
NW 280TH
NW 270TH
NW 262ND
SW 10TH
SW 6TH
SE 56TH

HWY 78 W


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AVE
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ST
ST
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DR
DR
DR
DR


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ST
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Salel Date
10/11/2006
10/11/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/10/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/9/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/6/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/5/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/4/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
10/2/2006
10/2/2006
10/2/2006
10/2/2006


Total Acres
2.47
0.241
0
0
1.25
0.368
0.114
1.25
0.292
0.192
0
0
0
0


1.25
0.47
2.33
0
3
0.99
1.25
1.25
1.5
1.25
1.5
0.55
0.5
0
3
0
24.66
1.22
1.45
1.28
1.52
1.07
1I
70.31
50
42.27
274
103 98
70.52
7.5
0.162
1.25
1.25
45.705
1 25
0.23
0.221
4.73
1
0
0.275
0
0
1 25
1.597


Use
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
-VACANT
VACANT
-SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT '
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
RIGHTS-OF-
RIVERS AND
RIVERS AND
RIVERS AND
RIVERS AND
RIVERS AND
VACANT
IMP PASTUR
NAT PASTUR
S/IMP PAST
IMP PASTUR
NAT PASTUR
PASTURE CL
NON AG ACR
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
NON AG ACR
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM


$237,172.00
$119,499.00
$119,896.00
$24,520.00
$28,500 00
$121,482 00
$192,066.00
$28,500.00
$112,141.00
$90,018.00
$14,300.00
$14,300.00
$113,572.00
$24,520.00
$23,425.00
$28,500.00
$77,732.00
$106,346.00
$42,179.00
$7,500.00
$157,317.00
$3,125.00
$28,500.00
$34,200.00
$28,500.00
$34,200.00
$100,209.00
$139,752.00
$35,764.00
$7,500.00
$41,300.00
$0.00
$0.00
$000
$0.00
$0.00
$000
$20,000 00
$9,805.00
$5,255.00
$2,873 00
$4,197 00
$4,114.00
$3,199 00
$102,000.00
$17,000.00
$28,500.00
$28,500.00
$316,803.00
$28,500.00
$29,910 00
$205,607.00
$192,907.00
$92,506.00
$88,904 00
$77,694.00
$41,250.00
$245,341.00
$28,500.00
$210,053.00


NW 176TH


NW 292ND
NW 258TH

NW 284TH
SE 39TH
SE 39TH
NW 149TH
SE 59TH
SE 49TH
NW 5TH

NW 95TH
NW 252ND
NW 9TH


ST
ST

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TERR
TERR
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ST

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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 15,
through Thursday, Dec. 21, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Nativity Story" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
"Nativity Story" shows Dec. 15
through Dec. 19 only.
Theatre I -"Rocky Balboa"
Showtimes: Wednesday, Dec. 20,
and Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Unaccompanied
Minors"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have-
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You'don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading: *M
Pood Pantry ""-': -
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities. The
mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her


school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.


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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
MARE & COLT- Call Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Ag Unit
@ (863)674-4630 If you had
lost Mare & Colt.
NEUTERED MINI POODLE, &
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to identify (863)357-3225

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treasure for a special little
one this holiday season. The
completed project stands
about 25 inches tall by 25
inches wide by 14 inches
deep.
Open-Back Doll House plan
(No. 411) ... $8.95
Dollhouses Package
Three projects incl. 411
(No. C113) ... $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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BEAGLE, Male, Found in vic.
of Hwy. 70 W & Platts Bluff
Rd. Call to ID.
(863)467-1521
BOXER/LAB-MIX- female,
black/brown w/white chest,
docked tail, purple collar, vic
of Wal- Mart (863)634-8122
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
NAMEPLATE- Gold Charm,
large, w/ 2 names, Okeecho-
bee Area, (863)634-6601
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 2338 SE 38th
Trail. Okee. 863-467-0704


BABY HAMSTERS: Free Too
good home. (863)801-3942
LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
good home only
(863)467-0346
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370


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

LETTERS FROM SANTA, Pro-
vide your child a letter from
Santa...Sent straight from the
North Pole. (863)697-6680


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Employment
Ful -Time 205
Employment -
Med Ical 210
Emp
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Employment
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
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for Experienced Front Re-
ceptionist with computer
skills, medical billing exp.
helpful. Fax resume with ref-
erences to (863)582-9800.


Needed for Home
Medical Company
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experience
preferred but will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to:
863-763-5191 or call
Angel 863-763-7337
DFWP/EOE
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
MECHANIC
Experienced with Heavy Equip-
ment, Truck, Trailer repairs
for Okeechobee Landscape
Supply Co. Health benefits
DFWP, Fax 863-763-1003 or
Call 863-763-0075
PAVING FOREMAN
Heavy Highway Construction
Company seeks a qualified,
experienced Paving Foreman.
A ply 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.
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing 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

CORRECTIONS- JUVENILE
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center
is seeking a Maintenance Worker with experience
and a Business/HR Manager with degree.
Fax Resume To:
(863)357-6866
ttn: Mr. Ferrara
Drug Free Workplace/EEO


TOLL COLLECTORS &
ENTRY LEVEL SUPERVISORS
Positions available on
Florida Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers.
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News :
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974









Must Be Experienced &
Professional
Please Call 863.357.0500 ext. 118
ask for Kathy


Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
DFWR
WELDER / MECHANIC
Welder with strong mech skills
for land development co.
Heavy Equip experience pre-
ferred, must have own tools.
PM MECHANIC
W/own tools for land develop-
ment co. Heavy equip. exp.
(561)793-0322 ext 106


TUTORS NEEDED
in Okeechobee Co. Bilingual a
plus. $17.50 $25. hour
P/T your own schedule,
Must have 60+ college credit
hours. Apply online at
www.atoztutoding.com or call
1-866-505-2869 ext 127


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



BE YOUR OWN BOSS
Kellogg's Route.
70K. Serious Inquires Only!
(561)236-2226


Bread distributorship for
sale with Flowers Bakery
of Okeechobee. EOE


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today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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work-at-home programs it
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coming, Rerpar 10
S Mobile Homes & movie.
No job to big or small. Free
Estimates. 863-467-2917
S Lic. #2349 &# 5698

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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.




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


WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr I1l '09 Like new Pd
. $2000 Asking $800 or DoeSI
on er 2391867-6351


TANNING BED- 2 yrs old, ex-.
cellent condition. $1000 or
S3esil iher i8634b67-1152


ADULT 3 WHEEL BICYCLE,
Miami $uri, 1100 i)ur best
offer iq89 831-5135
DYNO AIR BIKE- w/preen pegs
to grind wiri and rulairg
nandle bar Good cond. $50
neg (863)634-2974
SCHWINN BIKES (2) brand
new, never on road, 1 mans,
S1. womans, $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225.



DOORS- Sliding Glass, White,
LikeNew, '$50 or bestoffer
(863)675-1634
GARAGE DOORS- Write,
Brand new, 10x 12, $600
l861)675.9237

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Pftfssionaw -
Installation ofStortm
Shauter6t&Seanidem s
,..Ra.l GUnTers
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
HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9.'Pd.
$95, asking $60
(863)763-0367


HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
condition, $25
1863634.-5038
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14 paid
$600 asking $150
(863)634-6601


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
COLLECTIBLES: Many wolf
items (figurines, comforters
and more). $200 for all. Will
separate. 239-340-8503
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
Items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
HOLIDAY BARBIES (3)
'96,'97,'98, still in box. $175
for all or will sell separate
(863)634-5038
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
(863)357-0125T



DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)843-0158


CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
$150 (863)357-3240
QUILTING FRAME, Hinterberg,
Wooden, For King or Queen.
$125. (863)674-1755


FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new Mariel only $200. or
best offe (863)763-6747


.ACCENT TABLES, 131. write,
Sill reciangle. I'l round &
(1i round wian lamp, $40
(8b3)674-1276
ARMOIRE / ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER- Black, al3 wood,
$250 or Oest Oiler
(363)227-0173
Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents. 5 doors w
sweater comp ,solid wood
$150 18631467-4572
BUNK BED, Lofll style all in
one, purchased at Badcock,
e.c cond $500
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
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 .
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
woiveS on trem $60 or will
separate 239-340-8503.
COMPUTER ARMOIRE, Dark
wood, double doors close
witn key lock. $100
18631763-3191
COMPUTER DESK, 3V' long x
4/2' tall. Has top sneli and
cabinet 40 18631763-5067
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30"
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent.condition. $45
(863)763-1997
COMPUTER DESK, with hutch,
small drawer, Ille cabinet &
keyboard drawer. $75
(863)763-3191
COUCH- 3 cushion Gray. Sil-
vet & Blacl Like new $100
or best ofter. (863)467-1532
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabb,whniie. litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
$15. (443)262-2740
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS.
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old,$200 (772)812-3300.
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER & Ot-
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
$65. (863)357-8788
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recllner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con,"
ditioh. $525. (863)357-5754
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
18631467-4572



GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital
score, (2) pro velvet grips,
like new, $150
(863)763-6369
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new cond.l
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
Irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123
IRONS, Men's, 1 Set. Stiff
Graphite Shafts, $100
863-467-7703 .
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- set,
right handed, McGregor bat-
tle sticks incld woods, bag
$125(863)467-7703


CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type "C"
front to sight, $1200 or best
offer (937)215-0307
COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
er, holster $ cartridges,
$125 or best offer
(863)983-7915
MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel, not used, $145
(863)301-0250
PISTOL, 25 auto. with holster.
Like new. Lifetime warranty.
$150 (863)467-0627


Remington 700PSS
W 'Cal.Leopol scrop? $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 $300
Model 351 PD -$375
t561)951-8767
SMITH & WESSON- Hiahway
Patrolman model 28. 357
rnag 4" bol large grips &
signs $350 I937)215-0307
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30.
mint condo SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 lor bon will sep
(8631763-2032 I1vmsg



AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV.
already assembled w/video.
Pd $199 never used Asking
$125 1863)697-6472
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $,250 or
Dest offer 1863)467-6088



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


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade. $50 lor
boih/besl offer. Call
863-467-8681 ...


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
'$50. 1863)357-2891 Leave
message
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
sage. ,' I


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1870,
w/ MP3 and Blue Tooth, Like
New, $295. (863)634-7125
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-523.7
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats z KepI in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1500. 863-843-0913 Lv msg
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
lial E.celleril condlion.
$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, 2 seats, $200.firm.
(863)763-4132 or
863)634-2171
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,'
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437


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
,C.lthing,. 565
.oins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
-CV`iputer/Video 580
Crafts/Supp les 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 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 68Q
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720-
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
(863)357-7136
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758

GE WASHER & DRYER- Less
than 1 yr old, white, paid
S$700 asking $300
(863)675-3793
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-4567
RANGE, 24" electric, good
condition. $75
(863)357-7065
RANGE- 30", GE, Electric,
White, Almost new $100.
(863)467-1897
REFRIGERATOR, GE, 18.2 cu
ft, Frostfree. White, Almost
new. $100. (863)467-1897

STOVE, Frigidlare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
(863)261-6299
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
(863)675-1634
WASHER & DRYER- White,
$300 will separate
(863)763-1884


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







Farm Feed/Prodwta BlO
Farm Micellaneous 815
Farm Produce 020
Farm-Services
Offered '. 825
FarmrSoeppli e/ -
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supples 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370


APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494


JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold til
Christmas, $200 each.
(239)657-8549
LR SET- 6PC, North Carolina,
brown, DR TABLE w/5.
chairs, sturdy, all for $500
neg. (863)675-2783 Muse
MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8
weeks. CKC Reg. Shots. &
health papers. $400 each.
(863)634-1062.
PIT BULL PUPS (9): 3 male, 6
female. Mother is registered.
Available wk after Chrstmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.
SCHNAUZER silver, 22 mos
old, ears & tail cropped, all
Snols$295(56i)271-1032



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


POOL TABLE, 8".Regulation,
$300(863)357-3240 -,
POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sories. $450 or best offer.
(863)467-6088
WEIGHT BENCH, WElDER w/
leg attach., 230 lb weights,
wright tree, Olympic bar
$120/neg. 863-763-2241


ANTENNA. New! 5 ms 9000 ir.
Directional, Amplilied, In-
do0r/Outdoor w*.internal ro-
tor. $139 (863)763-7989
TV, Large 60" Good rconi-
.tion. $800 (239)248-4758


BENCH DRILL PRESS, Crats-
man. 1/2" chnuck:. $100
1863)612-9233 LaBelle
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cc, 18". 12 Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w/i and pumps $399
will separale.(561)951-8767
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
Dewair used once. $300 or
uest otter (8631697-8837
COMPOUND SAW- Portable
Craflsman, curs angle, new
Dlade and stand $60
(863)763-8797
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASH-
ER. 1200 psi i.100
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
GENERATOR- Briggs & Stral-
ton, 550/8550, 10 np, new,
$325 (561)951-8767
GENERATOR: EG3500, Honda.
brand new, still in bo.. $950
863-673-5159
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 wans, 7350
starting watls, brand new.
$800 (8631697-8837
MIG WELDER, 25 spool gun
witri accessories $1400
(772)332-1438 .
PRESSURE WASHER: 2700
PSi, Sears $350
863-673:5159
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276


COLOR GAME BOY- with
adapters, lights w/magnifier,
6 games $100
(863)763-3551 .
NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT
SYSTEMS 12) win 45
games. $100 or besi oter
(863)467-7721


KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro, $100 (8631467-9054
SPEAKER- 12' audiobahn, 1
truck and 1 car box, 200.
wall 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
SHOT GUN, Automatic or dou-
ble barrel, 16 or 20 gauge.
Please call (561)261-0766
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L Roberts, A. Hair,
RA. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$(772)562-5567
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EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br. IDa. Pool, Tennis. Shuf-
lleboard. $875. ro + $875
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
OKEE., 2br. 1BA, Furnisneo in
Kings Bay, Eleciric noi n-
cluded 1863)763-8349 or
k863)634-9850 1
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
i1 ln St.. New 2 8drm, 1 Ba
w'AppI $850,'mo. + 1& 2
Sel dcp Ca I863)634-7722








Waterfront CBS
Home for rent,
3/2/1, $1,300 a
month. First, last &
security with pet
deposit.

Ancient Oaks
(Over 55 community)
Pool, hot tub, shiuf-
fleboard, marina,
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sec.
includes electricity.






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.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1 BA, Call for info.
(863)357-6700
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, Lg
yard. Horses welcome. 70 W
12mi. out of town $1000.
mo. (863)634-3262
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954
LAKE ACCESS, Taylor Creek,
3BR/2BA, 2100 sq. ft.,
w/dock, $1300/mo.
407-399-9799 Lakeland
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, Avail. 12/18/06 $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541


BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
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 ,



GAS GRILL, Charbroil, 2 burn-
er, with lava rocks. $50
(863)763-5501,
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled very good coridtinon,
$125 (863)763-8225 or
t8631610-0530
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, 12|.
lor parts good engines
$,200 or bet oilter
18631467.8856
RIDING MOWER- Murray,
14np, 2 cyl, 42" leck many
new parts, w new uilitly cart.
$5001.8631763-3551


Rentals


..F.. .- --.%. ;-;..-;--- -.
Apartments 905
BusinesPJtace g910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses lent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property-
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Beautilul 2BR Close to town.
Remodeled Like new' Only
$825 mo. includes waier bill.
Call 561-255-4377.
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 8R.. 2 BA,
SWiD. $900 mo + ist, last &
$600. sec.1863)634-5780
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
lo Pets' Non smoking envi.
1863)467-1717 8:30am- :
3:30pm, or email
vldoa'asurfintnenet net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA. screened porch.
$800 mo. IsT, lasi & sec
No pets (863)634-3313


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES,
For renr or sale. 3br, 2ba
$800. mo. (863634-3262.
OKEECHOBEE'S GARDEN OF
EDEN, on the Rom Canal.
Kibs Fisn Camp nas 1 & 2
Barm Homes in a trupical
oais Monthly. Annual &
.Seasonal Rates Call iciday'
(oi72)2l5-00l0
kibsfishcamp.com
ON RIM CANAL: Small 1
Bdrm i$475. mo includes
utilities). + $300 sec dep.
1363| -17-3426


An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, ca, good cond.,
$14,500 ieg 863) 63-4 49
.r i561)-758-4337 .
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport 12k12 Fonda
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.,
S (863)357-2456
holleyt2@surfinthenet.net
PRIMROSE RV PARK, S/W, Lg
FL/RM, Rim Canal, New win-
dows/Shutters, Clean, $3500.
(561)641-1792 or see Wes
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrnirm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318

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ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1850 (863)763-4680 "
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5500
(863)634-7735
BASS TRACKER- '06, 19ft
Spec. Ed., 90hp Merc. Opti-
max, $14,900 or will trade.
(863)763-6854
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. $2500
(863)824-6781 anytime
GRUMAN 14'- aluminum, V
bottom, with 20 HP Evin-
rude, w/trailer, $1200 or will
trade (561)261-0766
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


-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE, To share 3BR
house, utilities & cable incl.
$600/mo. 1st months rent &
sec. req'd. (863)673-6559

Real Estate




Sale'. '. 1005
Commercial" .
Property Sale. 1010l
Condos/ .
Townhouse' SalelOti
Farms le 1020
House *Sal,.. M1025
Huting Prperty 1030
Inveentm : eut .'..1
Property..-Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale. 1045
Open House :-10 0
Out of State .- .
Property-- Sale .1055
Property Insection10o60
Real Estiate Wantedl085
Resort Property -
Warehouse Spacp 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OAK LAKE, 101r 0a Apt. or, a
corner 587 500 or Dest 01-
ler Will sell last,
863-634-5628


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba. CBS
home on 2 acres. in Spot in
the Sun. $175.000
(863)201-9175/443-9239
OKEECHOBEE, 3746 NW 16n
Ave. 4BR 2BA, 1 Car garage
ieady now, $1200,mo
$0 down. (863)484-0809
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 sq r. Lake access
New sea wall dock.
1 $159,900
863-670-5967 Lakeland

Mobile Homes



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


E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond; Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp,
Briggs & Stratton, Runs
ood. Nice Christmas Gift!
350. (863)801-3890
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
g ood. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO. CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HONDA.- "03, 4 wheeler, re-
con., 250 ES, excellent
cond., $1800
(863)467-1717

Automobiles



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



CADILLAC DEVILLE, 1992-
Runs great, a/c, $1,500 firm.
Call 863-946-1859.
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
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, Power windows,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
(863)634-6601
DODGE NEON '95, 4 door, au-
to., a/c, 4 cyl., good on gas,
new tires, needs minor work.
$750 neg. (863)634-8506
FORD ESCORT ZX2 '99- 5
speed, new AC, runs good,
white w/gray interior, $1800
neg. (863)805-2822
FORD MUSTANG- '88, Good
shape. Runs good. $2500.
(863)634-1746
FORD THUNDERBIRD '88,
Needs work. $300
(772)597-6240
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
(863)467-6778
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04,
Gray, Low mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond in/outside. Sirrus
$16,000. (561)924-2005
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747


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MASTERCRAFT 1995, Ski
Boat w/trailer. Great shape!
$10,000. (863)675-1307
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900
(863)763-9998
RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
Trailer included Great gift.
$1400. or best offer.
239-233-0413
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
rs. 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
promaxl3@adelphia.net
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 trr & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell' $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9 9
rotor w/swing kill. 3 sails
w/spiriker & pole $1900. or
best offer. 18631467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuil
& Kodiak. $900. Will separ-
ale. (863)35?7-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
TRI-HULL, 15tt, 55 np John-
son Motor, $1000 or best oiler
(863)357-0406 or
(863)697-2998


Coachmen Travel Trailer '88
Sleeps 4. AC & hel, gas ranie.
g./eiec inage. $4200 Inr Po-
reer Henry Co 561-827-2464
Fleetwood American Dream
'00,40 FT. 2 Slidesi11K, Many
eDras' Garaged. $120,000 or
possible trade 863-467-5207


TRAVELt SUPREME- '98, 36',
Triple slide out oak cabinets.
OW, 2 root AC's. W/D & sned
$22 000 8eg. (863)946-1880


DIRT BIKE: 200 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
(863)634-0856
HD Leathers, means & ladies
jackets, chaps, pants, vests,
1 hlelr new & iIte new,
$200 18631610-1964
HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
;570 Windshield, LOW Mileage.
premium bags. garaged. E>.-
tias. $4,400. (86j)983-9585
HONDA CR85R '06- very good
cnotaioiun, runs great. 42200
or oes[ offer (863)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2:475 mis: Eytra's' Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
863-634-5862/467-8573
TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
wiln r amp. galvarnized. 12'.
ires, 12'2" overall length
$550 1863)35'-2113
Spot Vehicles/
AVs 3I035


DRUMS, Ludwig Junior, 5
pece, 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. ncl. pedigree certif.
. $250 ea. (863)634-7723
BEAUTIFUL, Loving pets, toy
size, purebred Toy Fox Terrier
& Japanese Chins. $350 each.
(863)983-6537
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked.
$300, $.400 & $450.
863-763-3073
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- 1
male & 1 female. 8 weeks.
$300. ea. (863)634-9645
FISH TANKS- 150 gal, 50 gal.,
29 gal, (2) 10 gal., all for
$160 or will sell separate
(863)201-3492
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
& 1 F Vet checked & shots.'
$550 each. (863)824-6781


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PONTIAC FIERO '88, 4 cyl., 5
speed, Pioneer CD player,
sunroof, great on gas, good
tires. $1200 (863)447-0270
SATURN 2000: AC, runs
great. Asking $3000 or will
trade for small truck.
863-342-3551
TOYOTA TERCEL '90, Good
condition, a/c works, auto.,
front wheel drive. $750
(863)467-4537



SCHOOL BUS: Diesel, low
mileage, good tires. $8,500.
Call 863-227-2110.



FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out, all or parts $400
Call for details
(772)834-4235
FORD F150 '79, 351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
(863)634-3055
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works! $5500 (863)634-6235


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


GM 8.5 POSI UNIT, $150 or
best offer. (863)467-8856


FORD EXPLORER 1992: 4x4.
Front end burned, but good
for parts (transmission, rear,
etc). $200. 863-763-3765
PARTS, 4x4, trans., transfer
cases & other parts. Ford,
Chevy & Jeep. $500 for all,
will separate. (561)644-4840
RIMS & TIRES- 20", $600
(863)528-4444
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for '01
Nissan Altima SE, $200 or
best offer (863)902-1159
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
TIRES- (6) Wrangler,
P265/70R17, (4) ATV, new,
$425 will separate
(561)951-8767
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
gray, fits '02 current Dodge
Ram short bed. $700 Call
Heather (863)697-0328


CHEVROLET P/U 1993: Great
work truck! $1400. For more
info call 863-357-5906.
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed. $1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY SILVERADO- '97, red,
35" tires, 10" rims, 4" lift,5
speed, rebuilt motor, trans,
a/c, to much to list, have re-
ciepts, runs excellent, 4.3 L,
$6500 or best offer
(863)467-1456
CHEVY TRUCK 1994 Stage
Coach Conversion, 71K mls.,
350 cu. In., Show Room Con-
dition. Must see! For more in-
fo. Call Smoky (863)634-5862
(863)467-8573
FORD F150- '90, no A/C,
$1200 (863)763-5422 or
(863)610-0412


PROJECT NO. 3730
OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL
CLASSROOM BUILDING ADDITION
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. February
1,2007 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Classroom Building Addition
Osceola Middle School
825 SW 28th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractors bid. Failure to
provide a list will be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Architect
or the office ofDale Barrett, upon the deposit of $100.00 for one set of plans and
speciicatons; said deposits will be returned to the contractor upon return of said
plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith
and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School
Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as required by
Florida Statute Section 1013.47 inm the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of
the contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract; and a payment bond as
required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes, guaranteeing the payment
of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a sworn statement
under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Statutes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free
Workplace Certification, Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable, and Jessica Lunsford
compliance.
Each bond shall be Issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having a genera bond holders rating of A+ excellent -
and a financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by
te Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded In accordance with School Board instruc-
tions.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside of
the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, January 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m., pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Oirector of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue,
Room 110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially completed
within one year (365 days) and have the actual ste work, including punch list items
and sHe clean up, totally completed 30 completed days thereafter. Failure to do so will
result in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date
tion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each
day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final comple-
tion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days afterthe bid Is accepted.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the ridht to reject any and all bids
and to wave any Informalities. All proposals shall remain force for 30 days after the
date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNtY FLORIDA
By: Paticia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
177231 ON 12/4,11,18/06


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
INVITATION TO BID
Okeechobee County requests bids from qualified vendors for the purchase of fuel,
motor oils and other lubricants on an annual contract basis Bids should be sub-
mitted on the "Invitation to Bid" summary sheet. This bid sheet may be obtained
by calling (863) 763-9312. Please include all of the information requested in the
bid summary sheet in the proposal submitted to the County The bidder does not
have to provide a bid on all groups listed on the "Invitation to Bid". The bidder
may submit bids on portions of the fueVoil types requested, but must respond to
the sections requesting information on emergency delivery, taxes and discounts
for prompt payment sections for any bid.
Bids will be due no later than December 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. and should be sub-
mitted in a sealed envelope and cleady marked "OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FUEL
BID". Any questions or inquiries should be directed to: Robbie L. Chartier, Deputy
County Administrator at (863)763-9312. Proposals should be sent to: Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
All bids received after the deadline for submission will not be opened or consid-
ered.
Okeechobee County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities, to reject
or award any and all bids or parts) thereof, or to negotiate further with any or all
bidders and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of
bids to the County. Responses to the "Invitation to Bid" will be submitted to the
Board of County Commissioners on January 9, 2007 with recommendations) for
bid awardss,
Sharon Robertson, Clerk Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Board of County Commissioners
Commissioners
182100 ON 12/18/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene a special
session on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commis-
sion Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider
various matters deferred from the regular session on December 14, 2006 as well
as settlement discussions in the matter of Okeechobee County vs. Mark Hunter
Pearce.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sloners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
182098 ON 12/18/06


FORD RANGER- '95, White,
Cold A/C, 4 cyl., Auto.,
$1000. or best offer
(863)357-3400

YOuP now home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?


FORD HUNTING BUGGY runs
needs some work. $1500
Call Erik 863-634-0771


TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand new
$400 (863)467-6778


NEW TRAILER- 5x8, with
mesh ramp. $625
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x9, home-
made, new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc). $550
or best offer (863)763-3735


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 1994, Runs needs work.
$500. (863)675-7419
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuilt engine & trans.
$2300 (239)495-0052
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95,
Excellent cond. Ice cold a/c,
p/w, p/l, new battery, 158k,
$2000 (863)697-6680

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1998 Dodge 4 door (Red)
Vin#1B3ES47C6WD519340
SALE DATE: 12/15/06
1988Oldsmobile4door(Gry)
Vin#2G3AS51N1K2300301
SALE DATE: 12/19/06
1996 Plymouth 4 door (Whl)
Vin#1P3EJ46CXTN299371
SALE DATE: 12/25/06
1984 Chevrolet 4 door (Blu)
Vin#21 AN69H4E9156582
SALE DATE: 12/28/06
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