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Vol. 97 No. 359 Monday, December 25, 2006 50t Plus tax


Briefs


The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated
for the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in. the community can drive
by and enjoy your festive
decorations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility staff (left to right) Hank Ricl Dawn Rich, Sandy Perry,
Carolyn Schneider, Nikki Saucedo, Jennifer Dodd, Rose Haynes, Patsy Sullivan and
Heather Yager along with Sandy, the yellow Labrador Retriever who visits the residents
of OHCF joined together to honor all the residents wb participated in the art program
with their compilationiof paintings mande,'iitd a cale'nar-stayihg true to the-thethwthat'
"'Learning is Truly Lifelong". Calendars are available for $20 at OHCF 1646 Hwy. 441 N
or by calling 863 634-7714. All monies received support the art program at the facility.

OCHF 2007 calendars are ready
By ChaunaAguilar
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Residents at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility (OHCF) are
proving to everyone that Learn-
ing is Truly Lifelong with the
creation of their fifth annual cal-
endar comprised of paintings
by the residents who participate
in an OHCF art program.
The program began in 1999
when Bobbie Harris came to
Sandy Perry, a manager at
OHCF, stating that she wanted
to start an art program to share
her passion for art with the resi-
dents of OHCF.
The program quickly grew in
popularity and a second paint-
ing class was opened. Partici-
pants attend art class two days a
week, for a total of three hours
each week.
Patsy Sullivan began teach-
ing the class in February of this
year replacing Ms. Harris who
has taken an indefinite leave to
care for her mother in North
Florida.
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Major Noel Stephen (right) of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office ,with his sister Debbi Rucks (left) joined
their mother Shirley Stephen at OCHF where Mrs.
Stephen participates In an art program and residents
continue to prove that "Learning is Truly Lifelong"
through the paintings that they create. .


ByPete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Many churches have a
Christmas Tree to celebrate the
season. However, the First
United Methodist Church has a
Chrismon Tree. The purpose of
the Chrismon Tree is to focus
attention on Christ. Each orna-
ment, or Chrismon, tells some-
thing about the life of Christ.
The word Chrismon comes
from two words "Christ" and
"monogram" and it means
"Monogram of Christ."
The colors used have signifi-
cance. White refers to the
Lord's purity and perfection.
Gold refers to his majesty and


glory. Purple refers to our
preparation for his coming.
Green symbolizes new life
through Christ, and red repre-
sents the Holy Spirit.
Not all of the traditional
Chrismons described here are
on the First United Methodist
Church tree.
Probably the best-known
Chrismon on the tree is the
fish, which was a secret sign
used by the earliest Christians
to identify themselves. The
Greek word for fish is formed
from the first letters of the
words Jesus Christ, God's Son,
Savior.
See Tree Page 2


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Comics ... ...... . .7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .8
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Methodist Church


has unique Advent


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One of the traditions associ-
ated with Christmas is the light-
ing of the Advent Candles. Many
churches participate in this
event, but worshippers at the.
First United Methodist Church
have a unique way to carry out
this tradition.
On each of the four Sundays
preceding Christmas, one can-
dle is lit. The candles represent
Jesus as the Light of the World.
There are different customs as
to the colors of the candles and.
the significance of those colors.
However, one thing that all the
customs have in common is
that there is a fifth candle, a
white "Christ Candle" in the
center. This candle is lit on
Christmas Eye.
Usually the candles are
placed on an evergreen wreath


that represents the eternal life
found in Jesus. However, at the
First United Methodist Church
they have done it differently
since 1994.
The Advent candles at the
church are mounted on a beau-
tiful, hand made oak stand. Don
Minor. constructed the stand in
1994 in memory of his parents
who are now both deceased.
"The Lord gave it to me," Mr.
Minor said of the Advent stand.
"I had no intention of making
one."
In 1994, he was head of the
church board and the ladies fel-
lowship wanted to purchase an
Advent stand for $1,200.
"Why not make one for the
church?" Mr. Minor asked,
recalling that the Lord asks us to
be good stewards.
"It just came together," he
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Methodist Church.


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Top artist
Catherine Neswick, resident artist, whose painting was
selected for the calendar cover was escorted by Dr. Pat
Cooper, Superintendent of Okeechobee County schools,
during the artist parade throughout the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility (OHCF) prior to the exhibit where the
residents' art works were displayed and the annual calen-
dar featuring resident paintings was showcased. Calen-
dars are available for $20 at OHCF 1646 Hwy 441 N or by
calling 634-7714. All monies received support the art pro-
gram at the facility. The annual theme of the calendar is,
'Learning is Truly Lifelong'.


Calendars
Continued From Page 1
ate'a calendar due to the fantastic
results of the art program. During
their time in art class, the resi-
dents learn about art skills and
how to overcome physical obsta-
cles to create beautiful paintings.
When the year is closing, the par-
ticipants choose a painting to be
used in a calendar, which is sold
for $20 to help fund the art pro-
gram for the following year.
Each resident involved in the
program is paraded around the
facility prior to the ceremony
where their artwork is put on dis-
play for all to see.
The chosen pieces of artwork
for the calendar are framed and
displayed, as well as other pieces
of art that each resident complet-
ed during 2006.
Mrs. Sullivan does the base
diao ings or sketches for the
paintings and the residents com-
plete the paintings.
"My reward is when they come
up to me and tell me that they just
love coming to painting l am con-
tinually amazed to- see the smiles
and sense of accomplishment on
* the faces of my art group," said
Mrs. Sullivan
Local dignitaries Sam Smith,
the provost of IRCC Dixon Hendry
Campus, Dr. Patricia Cooper,
Okeechobee County superintend-
ent of schools, and Okeechobee
County School Board member
Gay Carlton attended the event


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and escorted residents through-
out OHCF.
Leona Albritton won the
award for being the eldest artist at
95 years old. She also won an
award for painting the most paint-
ings completing 12 in 10
months.
Valeda Collins came in as the
second eldest artist at 91 years old
and tied for second place with 86-
year-old Pauline Tuttle for the
most paintings by completing 10
in the year.
Resident Larry Reeves sang
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow,"
and each artist spoke about the
art piece they chose for the calen-
dar and the reason they love to
paint.
Resident and artist Georgia
Hudson paints in her room every
single day. According to her and
her family, she has also complet-
ed many embroidered quilts with
the state of Texas on them for vari-
ous family members.
At OHCF residents, participate
in many activities including, but
not limited to: exercise oriented
acti ities, music, games, special
performances, .puppet shows,
chalk drawer, bowling, garden-
ing, pet therapy, crafts, cooking,
glamour shots, bell choir and
many more.
For information, contact Sandy
Perry by calling (863) 634-7714.
Calendars are available for $20
at OHCF, 1646 U.S. 441 N. All
monies received support the art
program at the facility where
"Learning is Truly Lifelong."


This Chrismon a cross within a triangle represents the Trinity.


Holidays alter garbage pickup schedule
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that
there will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on
Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1.
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 Thursday, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up
Friday, Dec. 29; and Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday,
Dec. 30.
The schedule for the week of New Year's Day will be: Monday,
Jan. 1, will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 2; Tuesday, Jan. 2, will be
picked up Wednesday, Jan. 3; Wednesday, Jan. 3, will be picked
up Thursday, Jan. 4; Thursday, Jan. 4, will be picked up Friday,
Jan. 5; and Friday, Jan. 5, will be picked up Saturday, Jan. 6.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your
driver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they
do not have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will
ask for the name, address and phone number of two people you
want to have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In
Okeechobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441
S.E. Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development offers a single family guaranteed rural housing pro-
gram (GRH) designed to assist .low and moderate income, credit*
worthy families and individuals in buying existing or building new
homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income
limit for the county in which they would live, have an acceptable
credit history, and adequate and dependable income sufficient to
meet all obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-
3345, ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and
information about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Devel-
opment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.


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For many Christmases, First United Methodist has been
erecting a Chrismon tree where is each ornament or "Chris-
mon" symbolizes something from the life of Christ.


Tree
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The figure that looks' like a
combination of the letters "X"
and "P" are the first two letters in
the Greek word for Christ.
The triangle is the symbol of
the Trinity.
The T-shaped Chrismon or
Tau cross is said to be the original


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This fancy woodwork adorns
the base of First United
Methodist Church's unique
Advent candle stand.


form of-the cross.
The Chrismon that looks like a
plus sign is the Greek cross. The
Greek cross in a circle symbolizes
the eternal nature of God in
Christ.
The monogram -IHS is the first
three letters of the Greek word for
Jesus.
The crown is a symbol of vic-
tory. The chalice or cup repre-
sents the agony of Christ in the


This Chrismon, a Greek cross
within a circle, represents eter-
nal nature of God in Christ.
Garden of Gethsemane.
Another symbol often seen is'
the scallop shell. This represents
the baptism of Jesus by John the
Baptist and is sometimes shown
with three drops of water sym-
bolizing the Trinity.
The Greek letters IX form a!
monogram representing the
Greeks words for Jesus Christ.
The custom of putting up a
Chrismon Tree has been going on


Don Minor dedicated his Advent candle stand to the glory
of God and to the memory of both his parents who are now
deceased.


This is the oldest monogram
used in reference to Christ
and is formed from the first
two letters of the Greek word
for Christ.
for a good many years at the
church. When long-time mem-
ber Don Minor was aksed how
long the custom has been going
on, he replied, "forever."
From time to time, the hand-
made ornaments that are made
by the ladies of the church, have
had to be replaced.


Church
Continued From Page 1
said of the project. "I did not have
to redo anything."
Mr. Minor had never seen a
stand like the one he constructed
and he did it without a pattern.
In order to cut the circle, he
had to enlist the help of a friend
who had a better shop. However,
he did all the rest of the work him-
self. The project took him a week.
The hardest part of the job
was locating the glass candle-
holders. Mr. Minor wanted ones
that would accommodate differ-
ent sizes of candles. The suitable
candleholder was eventually
found in Tampa.
Up to that time, Mr. Minor had
made wooden knickknacks from
patterns to take to craft shows
and he sometimes had to redo
them.


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Letters to Santa


Central Elementary

Ms. Whiteside's class
Dear Santa,
I wish that i had a hours sit.
And i also want a dike. And also
a new scooter and a lot of pants.
And a new books. And a sit of
roller blades. And heeleys and a
pool and a good Christimas.
Love,
Sierra Casian
Dear Santa,
I wute a modre suder and I


wute a Ipod to and I wute a Ipod
to and a Bazse bolle and I wute
so mude I wute 300 if you can
get me it. You bote hafe to. I
wute a heeleys. I wute 3 uv the
red blue pink to so you now that
ok bolers ok and I wute a baby
doll I wute to me whit to anb a
four-wheeler for my buber ok.
Love,
Maliaueka Christian
Dear Santa,
I want a MP3 player and a CD
player. And a game boy and a I-.
pode and some Heellys and a
four-wheeler. And a roller blades


and some Felase and a hampster
and some grillz.


some moon shoes and Tage
your it. And a flat ball and I wane


Love, some skats and a skat bord and
Brandon Leal some roller blades.


Dear Santa,
My mom wants roller blades.
Love, Kristina
Dear Santa,
I want a brite bike and a four
wilier. I want a motr scooter.
Mary Christmas.
Love,
Isaac
Dear Santa,
I want some heeliys and


Love,
Adam
Dear Santa,
I want doll for Christmas and
a new pillow and a new blanket
and new clothing and new shoes
and a new stuff animal and a
new pool and a new trampoline.
Love,
Carrie Wharin


OFC Teacher of the Year chosen


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Mrs. Barbara Quam received
an early Christmas gift %%hen she
was named Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus' Teacher of the
Year last Friday at the school's
annual holiday gathering. A sur-
prised Mrs. Quam received the
award and a bouquet from Prin-
cipal Andy Brewer. This honor is
voted on, by school faculty and
staff.
Barbara Quam teaches read-
ing, and she has been at OFC
since 2004. It is common to see
Mrs. Quam's car in the school
parking lot long after everyone
else has left. She spends hours in
the classroom preparing lessons
to engage and enrich her stu-
dents. Mrs. Quam is a diligent,
committed, and creative educa-
tor, traits which have garnered


her respect of her colleagues
and students. "
OFC's Reading Coach,' Pam
Hudson, said of Mrs. Quam,
"The quote by Aaron Bacall,
'Your heart is.slightly bigger than
the average human heart, but
that's, because you're a teacher,'
describes Mrs. Quam's love of
her students. With every, lesson
she has passion and desire for
her students to learn."
On the last day of school
before the students' holiday
break, Mrs. Hudson and Mrs.
Quam organized a party for the
students'whose reading scores
on the Kaplan test had
improved. All of the students
who attended agreed that, "Mrs.
Quam is the bomb."


Holidays are sealed with mistletoe


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Many years ago, when I was
at school in Gainesville, the holi-
days crept up too quickly for my
budget. Classes were finally out,
I was headed for home, but the
big question was how to raise
the funds, needed to have nice
gifts for my family. I was always
told that money didn't grow on
trees, but I wasn't so sure.
Up in the branches of bare
Florida trees were clumps of
green. I took a closer look and
realized that this was an unusual
plant associated with the holi-
days Mistletoe. My thinking
went something like this: how
about if I collect a whole bunch
of Mistletoe, take it up home,
and sell it to the florists up there
for lots of Christmas present
money!
A classmate of mine helped
shoot it out of the laurel oaks
and pecan trees in his pastures: I
filled up lots of large plastic bags
of greenery and stuffed them in
the back of my pickup. Soon I
was on the road to riches.....
Unfortunately, when I arrived
at the northern florist shops,
they said I was too late in their
holiday plant sales season for
them to be interested. Other
retailers I approached were
scared of the poisonous nature
of Mistletoe, and telt their cus-
tomers would prefer imitation
plastic sprigs that. could be
boxed and reused another year.
So instead of being flush with
cash to be the King of Christmas
Consumerism, everyone, except
those with small kids and pets,
got a pretty hanging bouquet of
"Fresh from Florida" Mistletoe.
Ever since, I've always won-
dered if this plant could be a cot-
tage industry for Floridians to
help spread the Christmas spirit,


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raise a little holiday cash, and
help the health of our urban for-
est by removing this parasite
from trees.
Mistletoe Facts
and Fiction
What's the fascination with
this plant? First off, it has an
unusual habit of growing out of
the trunksof certain trees. It has
its own distinctive green leaves,
stems and white berries with a'
sticky seed inside. As a small
seedling, it roots into the bark
and wood of a tree and makes a
connection with the growing
ring of the host. So it makes its
own food, but this "Vampire
plant" is a parasite, as it steals
the water and nutrients from its
host tree.
The American or Oak Mistle-
toe (Phorandendron serotinum)
only grows in deciduous trees.
In our area this usually means
laurel oaks, but sycamores,
hackberries, elms, and wild
cherry are also know hosts. Oak
.Mistletoe can be found on-trees
from Kansas to New Jersey, but
different species ol Mistletoe are
pests on certain western
junipers and pines, while others
are found on. deciduous Euro-
pean trees.
Because Mistletoe shows its
evergreen foliage when a decid-
uous tree drops its leaves, it was
thought to have some magical
powers. That's where the Celtic
Druids (their priests) got the
idea that it has magical powers.
Scandinavian mythology was
adapted by the English and
French, and gave us the custom


of kissing under bunches hung
around the holidays Here in the
U.S., it's a Christmas tradition to
display Mistletoe, while in
Europe, it's more of a New
Year's tradition.
Careful with
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4 The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 25, 2006



Letters to Santa


Central Elementary
Dear Santa,
I want a dog. I want a bike. I
want a forwheeler. I want a sad-
dle and reins. I want a pool. I
want a TV. I want a horse. I want
a good crims. l love Santa.
Love,
Natalee Trimble
Dear Santa,
I mant an Ipod a back one
and a bike.
Love,
Zachary
Dear Santa,
I won't a gamy and a tyrtle.
Love,
Steven Hull
Dear Santa,
Can you get me a four wheeler.
And a baby hampster and a big
pool.
Love,
Austin Margerum
Dear Santa,
I want a computer for Christ-
mas and keeleys for Christmas.
And a horse and a pool for
Christmas.
Love,
DianaJaimes
Dear Santa,
I love you so here's whant I
what for Christmas Santa. I
whant some roller blades and a
trampoline. I whant a Play Sta-
tion. I what a pool.
Love,
Aaliyah Frank
Dear Santa,
I want a fourwheeler for
Christmas because my grandpa
sold my old fourwheeler
because I didn't ride it a lot
because I couldn't go there and I
really want a fourwheeler for
Christmas because I want to ride
it a lot.
Love,
Emilea
Dear Santa,
I want a new blanket. And a
new pellow and parfumn. I want
new shoes. And pants for Christ-
mas. And stuff animals.
Love,
Alix
Dear Santa,
I want a new doll for Christ-
mas and a new toy dog and a
new pool and new shoes and
new cloths.
Love,
Rosario Jalmes
Dear Santa,
May I have a moped.
Love,
Justin
Dear Santa,
I love you Santa vere much
and a lot.
Love,
AutumPerrny
Dear Santa,
I want a horse, a cool book, a
saddle, computer, a back pack,
some heeles and a good Christ-
mas.
Love,
Taylor


Mrs. Mateo's class
Dear Santa,
I wish for a Rey Mysterio Mask
and his costume and a Play Sta-
tion3 and a lowrider and for a pitt
bull and for a Rey Mysterio toy.
%Love,
Adoniel Martinez
Dear Santa,
I was a good gril for you Santa.
I love you Santa and I wish for a
bike and a Merry Christmas Santa.
Love,
Gemeisha
Dear Santa,
I wish you a good flight. I wish
you can give me Amazing Allison
and a zoom boox and a makeover
with a lot of make up.


Dear Santa,,
I wish you a good
wish for a to get a new
a capeder. Pies Sata th


Dear Santa,
I bin a gat boly. I just
plachin for nixskisnis. I ji
a gabt for my mom che
tiebiru for Krmis. My dad
chrukareal for Krmis.


Dear Santa,
All i wot for Cresmes is
teddy bear.
Un
Dear Santa,
I which for a big robo ra
a gpult in for my mom ch
teddy bear for Christm
dad wut a Christmas tree.

Wilian


Love, Dear Santa,
Kayla Gebo I wish for a gaeboy ani
and a Xbx360. I wish for
flight and I Station3 and a rattles
v house and wish for a Ipod and I wis
e end. fourwelr. I wish for a mon


Love,
DanaMondragon
Dear Santa,
Can I please have a computer
and an Amazing Allison and
Amanda so I can play with them
with my sisters.
Love,
Marisol Santillan
Dear Santa,
I wish for a puppy, an anocon-
da, a reindeer and for a snowman
and far pit bull dog and for a king
coda and for a robot and for a deer.
Love,
Aurelio Martinez
Dear Santa,
I wish four the big roboraptor
and the remote control bug, a
remote control monster truck and
same beebees and the new nerf
dirt tag and heelys and the
Xbox360.
Love,
Nicholas Wiggins
Dear Santa,
I wish for Amazing Allison and
for a Bratz doll set and sum Bratz
to and a toy limosine and for of
mis Claus and your elves together
and a very butifull dres and a play
station and a computer to. I will
see you later by by Santa Claus. I
wis you a merry Bhistmas. By
elves and mis Claus.
Love,
Marisol Solis
Dear Santa,
I wish you a good flight and a
Merry Christmas and this is what I
whant for Christmas please. I
wish for Yuigoh GX god cards. I
wish for a scooter, can I please
have a ps3. And can I please have
a Spongbob save the bikin bot-
tom. And I wish for fusion. And I
wish for a zoom box. I wish for
the two gaint bionekls and please
can I have the Spider trainer and
the spider. I wish for pyramid of
light set and can I please have the
ugumiue set. And that is what I
want for Christmas please.
Love,
Christopher Baloga


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Dear Santa,
I wish for a new Xbo
controller. I wish for a boy
I wish for 2 new teddy bea
a puppy. Merry Christma
Happy New Year.


Dear Santa,
I wish I had a game
which I had a lita doll.
wish i had a dart bick. I
wish i had a redo. then I
had a ipod. Then I wish i
monkey.

Sky Brucke
Dear Santa,
I wish for animal. I wis
real lo rider. I wish for a pl
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jocuse. I wish for a man
wish for a big robot trex.

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Dear Santa,
I wish for 1,000,000 d
and a anaconda and a
cobra and a python and
and a big mansion and a
snake and a puppy.

Robert

Ms. Prevatt's class
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph elvi
shop. How is all your Ru
How all your reindeer. D
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Love,
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Dear Santa,
Love, I would like a laser ligte
Wilian show. And I want a game box
game. And I want a three wheeler
please and a camera and a turtle. And a
labtop and a bionekle spiter.
signed Love,
Christopher Armstrong
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tree.
Love, Love,
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r a play and brbbrs and a new book a
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sh for a and horss.


Love,


Love,
Tatyana Smith


Taylor Dear Santa,
I want a duel pack called
x and power of the delilest and a war-
blade. rior stucture deck. And a spy
rs and camera. And a pokemon book. I
is and want a play station 3. Are the
elves helping everybody Santa? I
Love, hope they are. Are they making
Kaleb presents the kids want? Is
Rudolph ready to fly on Decem-
boy. I ber 25? Is Rudolph's nose okay?
then I Love,
Then I William Grimes

had a Ms. Greseth's class
Dear Santa,
Love, I what a school bus dole plya
enbrad bog. Barbie home that those qpo-
h dure cartory a plya plya plya
h for a horses. Merry Christmas Santa.
ay Sta- Love,
with a JahnasiaWhite
sion. I Dear Santa,
All I want is a dog and a
Love, moon shoses and a moon sand
alvido and a fake gun and a cope of you
20 times and cope of tooth fairy
dollars 20 times and a helses and a
a king school bus.
a cat Love,
rattle Kara Adams
Dear Santa,
Love, I wot a baby doll fake. And
Jones helse. I wnat to see my dad. I
wont a present for my dad and
mom. See my cosen Kiaraand.
Plastsshin3 and Alex and Joy and
es toy Myan and unkol and unischores
dolph. that bon of bukz. I wont a lot of
id you present. Thankyou.,
u have Love,
rthday. ": AlyssaRomero
ay. Dear Santa,
Love, Santa, can you get a D.S. and
Melissa a viteo now and a foolweller and
a moon shos and moon sand
iy hole and a play dog and cope of a elf
I won't and the anly thing I want for
I won't Christmas is a bell off a reindeer.
a goot Love,
Michael Shablom


Love, Dear Santa,
Monshira Futch Hey Santa my name is Raylee.
Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a
I love you. How is Rudolph. -hip hop move. And a sloppie
How are the elves. How is Mrs., maker. A milk shaker. A hip hop
Claus. How are the reindeers move and it is ware you sign.
doin. I am goin good in school. Love,
My family is doin find. My cousin Raylee Coleman


is doin good in school.
Love,'
Dalton Hunter
Dear Santa,
How are you and how are the
reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus?
Because I am doing good in school.
Love,
Leighann Sorensen
Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Clause
are doing good. All I want for
Christmas is snow globes and a
firefly cell phone and that's all1
and I hope the elves and rein-
deer are doing good. And of
course you to.
Love,
Candace McGlamory,


Dear Santa,
I want a chalk borad and IF
want a play kentchen and I want
a science borad and a computer
and a deske.
Love,
Kennethia McBride
Dear Santa,
I won't a bick red and blue
thank you. I love you Santa. I
won't to now how is your rein-
deer and Rudolph and Mis Claus
and I wish I cod go to North Pole
Santa.
Love,
AdrianaCamacho
Dear Santa,
I want a Play Station2 and I
want some games and some
presents and some hot wheels
car and some a moster truck tur-
tle and computer for Christmas.\
Love,
Javier Medina
Dear Santa,
I want something speshl for
Chismus and for my faimly plese
Santa plese read it plese I beg
you.
Love,
Ciria Contreras
Dear Santa,
I love you. How is the elves.
How is Mrs. Claus. How is the
reindeer. How is the North Pole.
How is Rodolph. How are you.
My family is doing great. I am to.
Love,
Kimberly Allen
Dear Santa,
I hope your ok the elves rein-


Dear Santa,
I want a dog! I want a ball! I
want a TV! I want earings! I want
a new home! I want a new
shoes! I want a cat! Have a good
Christmas.
Love,
Alexus Arnold
Dear Santa,
Christmas is a graet time of
the year because it is Gods birth-
day. I want a big dall house for
Christmas. Will you give me it?
Love,
Zatasia Johnson
Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox360 in I want a
mintdo DS four my consan I
want my brother to get a
palystion little because he can
not bother me.
Love,
Gerardo Garcia
Dear Santa,
I hoppe you come to my
heouse. Watea I want for
Crismas. Hiles or a doll heouse
and chrepalin or a MP3 player and
exebox360 or moos sost.
Love,
Alysa Osterman
Dear Santa,
Can I have a hamspter please.
And a Barbie doll and Helies and
some candy in my stocking and
a easy bake oven and a toy rain-
deer. Can I also have a toy of you
Santa. I Love you Santa.
Love,
Miranda McClanahan
Dear Santa,
I hop you git me something
good for Christmas. You can git
me inytheing you whun to if you
whunt I whood like inytheing
just plyse get me something
good only if you whunt and
remember have Christmas.
Love,
Marco Montoya
Dear Santa,
I want Shadow the hedgehog
for Christmas Santa and a hot
wheel and for my brother Cole a
Tommas DVD. I'll leave you
some cokkie and milk.
Love,
Nolan Carpenter
Dear Santa,
This year i wood like a MP3


player and a pare of new nikes
and a Teses Voodoo doll and a
video camra and spy gear and I
wood like a Amanda bolly and
more close and mor shoes and 4
roadar noses that light up and
nikes and a bodllhed and a mote
rbout and a play sashon cant
two and three too.
Love,
Mariah Farmer


Dear Santa,
Hay Santa. My name is Albri-
anna. What do I want for
Crismas is want hellies and a hip
hop movie and phone and scud-
eer and a easy bake.
Love,
Albrianna Baker
Dear Santa,
I would like a bonce house, a
dog, a horse, a kitten, a rabbit, a
hamster, a farrit, a water
monitor, a very long python, a
blue dog, a blue and red viper, a
black racer, a perriot, a geco, a
pair of helses, a puppt, a igwana,
a black widdow, a rattle snake, a
armildilo, a baby horse.
Love,
Jennifer Ehrlich
Dear Santa,
Santa, I wot a Gameboy, a
netendo ane I wut a Xbox360
ane I wot a ten dorps ane a wot a
PS3 ane I wot a Xmen. Santa is
nis.
Love,
Derek Boscico
Dear Santa,
I want a new PSP for Christ-
mas and a Xbox360 an Xmen
game.
Love,
Jesus Yanez
Dear Santa,
I what a Play stashin3 for
Christmas and robot rectile for
Christmas to.
Love,
Omar Meders
Dear Santa,
For Cwistmas I want a Nint-
doDS and a blue dress. Also for
Christmas I want randeer slay
with some randeers and that's
want for Christmas.
Adele Nunez
Dear Santa,
I want a plastahin# and I
wanted the Simse and I wanted.
baby alive and I want helse for
Christmas and I want lots of pois
for my pois I want a mochsin
and a limoz for it for the baby I
want a sholre.
..' ., Love,
Rachelle Blair
Dear Santa,
Do you no what you what for
Christmas? I no what I wot for
Christmas. A nintendo. At
ahcool I behave I lisen to my
sweet teacher. Loves,
Alexus James
Dear Santa,
This is my Cristmas list. Miny
diert bike, Heleeys, electric
scots, John Cena movie, I
deserve this objects because I
have been good.
Love,
Ryan K.
Dear Santa,
Do you now whunt I whunt
for Christmas. I whunt a Game-
doy and a Holohop. do you now
whunt als I whunt for Christmas.
I whunt a cumprutr and a lots of
pesols tos are the tegs tas.
Love,
Regina Garcia
Dear Santa,
I have been very good all
year. I have been waeting for this
day. For Christmas .1 want a DS.
Next I wnat a modrcycol. This
graetful thing I really want for
Christmias is for my daddy to
come back home. Finally, I want
killy's.
Love,
Kailee Alvarado
Dear Santa,
For Christimas I want a toys
and another thang I want for
Christimas is a bake. I thing I
resorv all that thinks for Christi-
mas because I thank I resorv this
things.
Love,
Vanessa Lopez
Dear Santa Claus,
I have eight things I want
from you. One thing I want is a
PSP and a room makeover. I
deserve it because I've worked
hard for it.
Love,
Mr. Andrew Dobbs
Dear Santa,
Do you no what I want for
Cristma? I want a big chample-
lean and a pool and I no I have
ben good. Can you pleas send it
for me?
By Mariela Espinoza-Garcia
Dear Santa,
May I have a puppy because I
have bin good.
Love,
Rancoy
Dear Santa Claus,
Do you know what I want for
Chrismas? I want an electric
scooter, electric giutar and vurtiul
litflest per shop. I deserve it
because i've ben good. I was


helping too.
Love,
Kylee.
Dear Santa Claus,
Do you know what I want for
Chrismas. I want a catar and I
want a alechrec scuter because I


r


Chrimas is a pull for the sum-
mer. Santa Cluas I always want-
ed a chalk broad. The next thing
is a swing set. These are the
things I want for Chritmas.
Love,
Berenice Garda
Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
a psp. One resun I want a psp is I
can tacke it enywere. Onother
resune I want a psp is it has
better grafiks. Finilly, I want a psp
because sometimes their is some
things that are boring so I play
my psp. Those are some of the
resuns I want a psp.
By Nicholas
Y


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dazerv it and because I want it but
I stel want a Entendo DS and a
Playstayshen.
Love,
AlyssaBessenbacher
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a psp with Tony
Hawk's project 8, Tony Hawk's
Downhill Jam. I deserve it
because I do good in school and
I behave.
Love,
Jaen Torres
Dear Santa,
One thing I want is a Nitindo
DS because I amm good. Another
thing I want is a psp because I
have ben helpen my dad. Finlly, I
want a Xbox360 because I have
ben helpen my ndper.
Love,
Ramon
Dear Santa,
Do you know what kind of
toy I want? I would be happy if
he would brang a me a
Xbox360. One thing I want is a
reamot curtrel truck. Another
thing I want is a big truck. I also
want a morfanter. I derserv it
beacasa I pick up my room.
Thes are the toys I want.
By Eric Gomez
Dear Santa,
I whish I can have a braz for
Christmas. It will be fun if you
whend gave me a Christmas
present the most thing I like is
present because it will make
me happy to have presents for
Christmas that is why I like pres-
ents.
Love,
Juliana Sanchez
Dear Santa,
I want heelys for Christimas. I
deserve that because I was so
good. I saw Santa at U-Save and
I got a candy bag. It was great!
You look nice.
Love,
Melanie Watson
Dear Santa,
Do you now what I want for
Christmas? This is what I want
for Christmas! A nintendo DS.
This is why I wany it because
there fun to play on. You get to
tipe on them. The most enpo-
tente part is that y get to have
fun. Thats what I want.
Love,
Sheryl Altman
Dear Santa,
For Chrismas I woad want a
bicke, seal phon, and a i-dog. A
reason I wanted a bicke is becas
my old bick brouck. A reason I
want a teal phone is becus hardly
avry one got it. A reason I want a
i-dog is becus they look nice and
becus my siste wants one to.
Love,
Lynnett
Dear Sants,
I what for Christmas is ex
Dragon frontiers from pokemon
Booster paket and I whant a
Nintindo DS with the gold emer-
al pokemon Game.
Love,
Matthew Thomas Belchers
Dear Santa,
I wot for Christmas is a ful-
wiler and a mow cenchroll car
for Christmas. I wot a mow
cenchrll limowr for Christmas. I
wot a big car that has rims on it
for Christmas. I wot a raydeo for
Christmas.
Love,
Ramiro Hemancez
Dear Santa,
What I want for Chrismis is
the bratz dimans movie. Another
thing I want is viedio games for
my game boy. Finally the thing
that I really really want is yougio
cards.
Love,
Vivianna Cisneros
Dear Santa,
I know what I want for Christ-
mas. I want a game it's called
Sonic. I think I deserve it
becuase I feed my animals evry-
day and practice my instra-
ments. Another thing I wanted
for Christmis is a melcontrole
car. I think I deserve because I
get A's and b's plus I help clean.
By Zachary K.
Dear Santa,
Do you know what [ want for
Chismis? Well it is great because
you can lissen to music. One
reason it is great another reason
is it is fund to lissen to when
your home. Finelly I will tell you
what it is. It is a Ipod. Those are
some of the reasons about what
I want for Christmas.
Love,
Lacey Mullie
Dear Santa's Clua's,
Do you have a house? I do
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Everglades
Elementary
Dear Santa,
What I want for critsmas is a
batman toy and if bin getting F's the
transformer primis and a puppy.
By Marcelo Rodriguez
DearSanta, .
This is what I would like for
Christmas. Nintendo Dsc cars the
move, Pokemon cards, Pokemon
Pokemon Dongen blue rescue for
Nintendo Ns.\
ByRichardSpiess
Dear Santa,
I wish every body sed yes. And I
wish for a hot rod. I wish for a
moster truck for real. I wish for Msr.
Wright wus 5 year old.
ByMathewBean
Dear Santa,
For Christmas. I want a horse
and a baby puppy and a baby dull
and a baby bird and a baby pig arid
a leopard and a.baby cow and a
monkey and a polar bear and a
prairie dog and a quail and a rabbit.
By Montana Margeson
Dear Santa,
I would like to have a neckless
pleas. A new ring mabe you could
bye me a new pear of earinigs too. I
have ben a good firl. I helped my
dad with the Christmas tre with all
.f the lights. Thursday we put. on
the ordmens onthe tree.
ByMeaganClay.
t)ear Saita,
I please want a for weeler for
Chrismas and a dirt bike and a plas-
tashon 3 and a nerf gun and a
miniature fotwiler dog and the last
thing I want a cat.
By Craig Parrish
'Dear Santa,
I ben good this year. I want for
Christmas is movie about Roudth
red nose reindeer because it's a
great and a fun movie. But Roudth
gown bigger.
AlexaDelgado\
Dear Santa,
Wet I wont for crimes are tag
teme wreselers because ievede
wanted them for a long long time
and because lef ben down good
and I wont the toys with a toedol
and a campeinship.
ByDanielRuiz
Dear Santa,
I was good at school and at
home I wish I had a rabbit for
Christmas and one more and a hat.
By Carolyn Major
.Dear Santa,
I what to toll ou I what a baike
and Santa you are nais and you are.
verrv nais to us Santa and Santa toll
miss Clas I sad hi to har Santa and I"
what for cri'niise and happy crim-
ise. Arid Santa I what for cimisr-
mice I \\ill like a dratbike for cimis-
mie and I what a little doll house
plaes Santa and I what is a rail


hours for me.
By Candice Little
Dear Santa,
What I want is a real computer
that gets on line and a carryoky
player.
By Dalton Bomheimer
Dear Santa,
I wish I had a game for Christ-
mas and a little Christmas tree and
a book about cats.
By UsetteYanez
Dear Santa,
-I wish you will get me a little
drtebike for crimes I have ben get-
ting good grades and will you get
me a drtebike and some other stuff
for me like close and qinesefer arid
some other stuff to and will you get
me a Playstoshin 3 and a Xbox360
plese Santa and a game to come
and will you get me a mokentrol
truk a gas pawerd.
ByTyler Kerby
Dear Santa,
I what a 5 video game to be you
friend. I whad Santa is my pap
Santa I love you Santa to can be the
good friend for Sanda Cos.
By Hunter Perry.
Dear Santa,
I have din earnguned others your.
Oel I wot far Carnmenc is a
xbox360 and wun uv the inscriber
and the plrnxspei.
By Michael Hawthorne
Dear Santa,
I wish I can have a game boy
and some game to the game boy..
That can flip open and a soccer ball
thst is not that hevy so I can kick it
high.
ByJoelContreras
Dear Santa,
I want a skatedourd for crismis.
I also want a friend. Nexit I want a
skooter.
ByEmmaO'Brien
DearSanta,
I have been really good this year.
I hop you can bring my mommy a
new pone. I hope you can bring my
"daddy some mony.
Cheyenne Marie Vinson
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year. I
hope you will bring me lot of toys.
Yo qiero un caro. Yo qiero arto
binero. Yo qiero un splestchen. I
vahat pasibal.
ByJoseS.
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been really good this. I
hope you will bring me lotse. Bring
a now car. Please bring a now car.
Please bring my dad so mohey. I


will leankyou.
ByBa
Dear Santa,
I have been really g
I hope you will bring
Please bring my mom
Love. Plese bring m3
clothe. Please bring
boots.


Dear Santa,
I hav been really good this year. I
hop you will bring me lots of toys. I
hop you will bring my mom and
dad a new house. Please bring my
mom and dad some mony. Plaese


bring a play stashion.
Dear Santa,
I have been really g(
I hope you will bring m
Please bring my cat
Please bring my cousin
Please bring my friend
I will leave you some
milk. Thankydu.


won't a Bratz doll for Christmis and
I won't for Christmis is a doll and I
won't some makeup and some
candy. Happy Christmis, Santa.
Love
MarieEshlemca


Dear Santa,
By Matthew I have been really good this year.
I wont a necklace for my mom. I
ood this year. want a car for my dad. And for me I
ne lots of toys want a big doll. K hope you have a
a new dish. good trip.
..s.new Ju1iis


ns new dolls.
i new books.
LUU16.ik d,,q


Love,
MariaBucio


Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year.
I hope you bring a computer for my
mom. I hope you bring my dad a
car. I hope you bring my fried a
now jackets. And I hope you bring
my now necklace.
Love,
Leslie Corboldol.
Dear Santa,
I have been very good this year.. I
hope you will bring me lots of toys.
Please bring my brother a psp.,
Please bring me a psp. Please bring ,
my friend a xbox360. I will leave
you some cookies.
ByDominicCampbell .
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year. ,
I hope you well bring ine lots fo
toys. Please bring my brothers a
well game. Please bring me a big
doll. Please bring my mom a new
house. Please bring sisters new
horses too. Thankyou:
Love,
MarielaCandcino
Dear Sonta,
I really like that Christmas is
coming. I'am really happy. I hope
you will bring my mommy some'-
makeup. Please bring my daddy a
pair of sunglasses. Pleas during me a
new soccer ball. Santa, I will leave
you some cookies and milk.
Sincerely,
Alexis Cason
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been really good this year.
I hope you will bring me lots of
toys. Please bring my grandpa a
new lawnmower. Please bring my
grandma a new TV. Please bring
my brother a remote control car and
me also. I will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Love,
Adrian Diaz Torres


Dear Santa,
ileySchloerb I am so exulted for Christmis. I
hope you get my teacher a tiew
ood this year.. printer for Christmis. And I h'6pe
lots of toys., yoti get my class some new Waldo '
ia a necklats..' books. Arid' please get my dad a
y dad some new game. I will leve you some
Sme some cookies. And I still got some more
that I want for Christmis. I hope I
ByRiny get wut I won't on Christmis. I


Love,
AnaGandarilla
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
yeay. I hop you will bring my fami-
ly what they want. Please bring
my brothers a remote control
cars. Please bring my mom a ney
pair of glasses. Please bring my
dad new tools. I will leave you
some cookies. Thank you.
Love,
Cassidy Giles
Dear Santa,
I have been being really good
this year. Please bring my brother
some clothe. Please bring my mom
a ring. Plese bring my dad a pair of
.shoes. I will leave some cookies


and a glass of milk. Thankyou,
Love,
Laura Sarai Jimenez Gandarilla
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. Can
you get me a xbox360. And give
my dad a room mate. And give
Dominic Campllbell a psp. He has
been onnd thisvear


Dear Santa,
This year for I haw
good. I hope you will
of toys. Please bring
new computer. Plea
teacher a new TV an
new car. I will leav
cookies. Thankyou.
J
Dear Santa,
I have been really g
and my sister too. Ple
grandpa some new g
bring my sister sbme b
too. Please bring my
bracelet from Eli's and
a radio. I will leave yoi
ies and milk. Thankyo
M


EmWI, mDearSanta,


Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year. I
hope you will bring my friends some
toys. And do not forget my granma.
She needs money and a new pair of
glases and my mom needs a car.
And I hop you mak it to my house.
Love,
John Murphy


Love, Dear Santa,
Chase Large I have been really good tlis year.
Sponge bob the geme. A remote
control monster truck with music.
e been really A Scell phone. A dirt bike. A four
bring me lot's wheeler. Axbox 360. A motorcycle.
, my sister a A hunting gun for my dad and a
se bring my necklace for my mom. Merry
d my mom a Christmas, Santa.
e you some Love
Marc
Love, Dear Sant,
orge Miranda I have been good this year so I
was wondering if I cold please get
good this year these things for Christmas. First, I
ase bring my would like G. Princess dress-up
lasses. Please magnet sets. And I also want a Cin-
)ooks and me derella piano. Next I would love a
mom a new set of the babies. A bratz radio and
bring my dad fo my Aunt she would like the origi-
u some cook- nal pooh. And for my grandma to
u, Santa.. get better.Merry Christmas Santa.
Love, Love
fariahWhalev Jasmine I. Gomez


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6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 25, 2006


Letters to Santa


Everglades
Elementary
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year.
So I was wondering if I cold please
get these things for Christmas. First.,
I would like for my brother xbox
game boy unit. Next, for my sisters
Barbie clothes and viva pifiata two
of them. Last a Bratz doll for me.
Finally, I will like for my mom and
dad to have a good truck. And
something for my dog a bone.
Merry Christmas Santa.
Love,
Elizabeth


Dear Santa,
I have been good. For C
I want a motorcycle jeep a
remote dog, sponge bob b
want a game boy for my b
want a xbox for my broth
want earrings for my mom
ballz game for my biger b
want a xbox for my dad.
s/u 2 for me. I want pc
games.
Dear Santa,
I have been good th
Colud get these thing for C
Please get these thing. Lad
and pinky podle. Ipod and
boy Aduce. For my dad I
get him a Miami Dolafins
And for my mom I want tog
dimoand ring. I will leave yo
sugar cokies and milk. Th
for considering my list. Me
mas to you.

Dear Santa,
I have been good this ye
bug pjs, a house, beautiful
new car for my sister and
ipod, a picture phone with
er, a horse, a princess dolly
to .life newborn, candy cai
flome, a Barby suitar, a har
girl bratz, a cat, play hours
you Santa.

Dear Santa,
I have been really good t
so I was wounding if I'couli
get these things for Chri
Bratz memory book, and a
wach and a roxy outfit and
outfit for my sister and a ca
Thankyou arid Merry Christ

Dear Santa,
I have been really good t
So I was wondering if
please get things for Chris
..Dragor sand glass for my
for my mom a necklace and
cat a cat bed and for my na
favorite cd and for me a
watch.

Dear Santa,
I have been really good I
anti I want to cowboy watc
boy pen, cowboys clock
boat; a big tellascop, a b
tank, and flom, hunting ga
work on a tv, Ant bully ga
work for xbox game and I
Marshmella shoter and hot
pogo stik. I hope you see thi
bySanta.
Love Ow
Dear Santa,
I have been really good t


hristmas
md want
)ed and I
brother I.
dM ir,, T


Can you get me a baby doll please
and Bratz baby and bratz. Please
can you give me a new bike. Please
Santa I want a idog and a jump
rope and a necklace for my mom
and a badge that says #1 dad
please.


Dear Santa,
I have been really
years so I was wander
please get these thing
mas. I want Brother
Baby Olive and a ska
me. My sis wants a b
other one wants a Ba
cat wants a outfit., it has
star. I want a scooter a
play horse and a lap top
for consing my list.


new baby bed for my b
and a new house and
has 2 rooms. Thank you
and your family hav
Christmas.


Your friend, Dear Santa,
Eve I have been really go
so I was wondering if I c
y good this get these things for C
ing if I could hot wheels and Ipod an
s for Christ- monster house gamin
Bears and game, Drochballlz ga
iteboard for scyz pokemon game a
ike and the yo-gi-oh zoo tyoonz,
irbi doll. My game boy for my sister
to be a pop to.
nd a Barbict
. Thankyou
Dear Santa,
Love, I have been really goo
KateLynn. want a dirt bike, Blak


Dear Santa,
, Dragon I have been really good this year.
brother I If I could please'get'these things for
kemoI want a Christmas. First I would like a Bratz
okemon scrapbook. Next, I would love a
By'Tler Bratz Ice champions with the ring.
y yler Then, I would want'a Bubble yum.
Fourth, I. would like a Bratz head.
is year. Fifth, I would like a Bratz radio.
Chrimas. Sixth, I would really like a cat bed
y Bug pj for Ruby, Rosie and Idibidy. Sev-
a game enth, I would really want a vacume
want too cleanup set for my sister. Eighth, I
eootbahe would like a mother and daughter
get her a locket sets. Nineth, I would love a
ou some littlest pet shop set for my sister.
ank you Tenth, I would love a Bratz rosart
rry Chri- coloring set. Eleventh, I would like
a table top converts to construction
Love, base for Michael. TWeleth, I would
Erin. love a mustang for me. Merry
Christmas to all.
ear. Lady Love,
dolly, a Mariah Casanova
mom, a DearSanta,,
a charg- I have been really good this year.
set, true So I could please get these things
ne cups, for Christmas. First I would like for
rp, cow- my ,mom a mug and dad a car.
e. Thank Please for my brothers Brian and
Brennen for Brian a toy car and
Love, Brennen a elmo for brennen. For
Cady, me a puppey. My famaley will be
is year thankful. I would too.
this year Love,
d please Briley
imas. A Dear Santa,-
fink bell I have been really good this year.
d a roxy I like a Princess, the set uf Bratz and
ash box. a computer for my sister, a new car.
tmas. for my dad and a television for my
Love, mom. Merry Christmas Santa.
Brittney Love,
Margart
his year. Dear Santa, .
I could I have been really good this yea
tmas. A so l was wondering if I could please
dad and getAthese things this Christmas. I
d for my want a yellow version Pokemon
mey her game that does on game boy.
rBenlO MerryChristmas toyal.
Love,
Love, Matthew James
Rian Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year.
this year I want a watch and Ipod, a super-
, a cow- man game and a xbox360 and a
, a sail cell phone. I want a dolphin pen
ig army and digsk for my dad. Merry Christ-
me that mas toyou.
me that Love,
want a Harley
.wheels Dear Santa,
is, Good I have been really good this year.
I want a four wheeler and a Bratz
en Hicks computer and a boy one my broth-
er and me a bratz forever diamond
his year. a new bed for mom and dad, a


now, Ipod over the he
game boy and new
mom.


Iwurit200.


D


aby brother and. I wan't a pony and house
i everybody with the food. I want lotys of
u Santa. You gooders and a real life reindeer and
ie a merry the food. Can evry body have 100
dollars and can my mom have the
Your friend, car that she don't have to steer.
Adriana From Jennifer Marie Murphy
Dear Santa,
iod this year How have you been. I like a X-
could please box and a gameboy for Christmas.
hristmas. A From RamonAlvarez
id a cat bed, Dear Santa,
[e, Pirachu I hope I am on the gqod list
ame and a cause I want a lot of stuff. I would
nd I want a like new skateboard boots,
Ty2 and a labtop, blue jeans, Hellys and I like
and a game aXbox.
Unsigned
Love, Dear Santa,
Jose How are you your elfs and your
d thi year. I wife. Pretty much all I want is
d thisyear. books, a DS and some gamis for it.
hdbelts, video From Christopher Ludwig
hdge game
phone for Dear Santa,
I was wondering how does
Love your sleigh fly. Does if have
Caeleb change on the reindeers. Santa for
Christmas I want PlayStation 360
avtoCresdx so my grandma could by me a


Dear Santa,
I wont a dert bike. I wont a
rapter, a .bike, a dog. I wont a
bootm, a air baot. I wont a ,rain
deer. I wont a Xbox.
From Dale Fountain,
Dea Santa,
I wut a Hummr 3H and a mod
scoodr and sum maed.
From Colby
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa. I'm Daniel Romero. I
live in Moskeetokeek. I want a
remote control moster truck pleas.
Whear do you live?
From DanielRomero
Dear Santa,
How have you been Santa. I
have been good Santa. Santa I will-
like a coloring book and color.
Santa I am 9 \ears old; I have been
good at school Santa.
FromMariaBenitez
Dear Santa,
Santa I once a toy for me and
hat like you. I once a new ring for
my mom. In my presents I oncet a
toy reindeer for me and a new bike
for my brother and a ring for my
father and my brother.
Unsigned
Dear Santa,
I hive bin good. Hou hive bin. I
bet you aer hard working. Well I mite
as well tell you what I whet for
Crismis. I whet is a new mbs for my
coniutr and a drtbick and tome G.I.
jos.
From Kyle
Dear Santa,
I wat psp, play staschon 3. One
gil dogs and a scooter. Spader man
muve and a biscle and a mutuw.
MeriChrismes Senta
FromJohnTorres
Dear Santa,
All I wont is fo you to vizite the
gintl focs. That is mywih.
From Kyra
Dear Santa,
I wishe you wood give me all of
the Braz and a new bike also a
babyalave.
FromSaraDelgado
Dear Santa,
I would like a gameboy for me
and my sister. I would want a pur-
ple won and my sister blue.
FromAshley
Dear Santa,
I want 100 dolers in my stoking


game i could play. I want some
moon sand so I could make things
with it. Ive ben good boy. I clean
the house, take a bath everyday
and I do my chores. I hope you
have a nice holiday season.
Love,
Sergio
Dear Santa,
Is Alaska really really cold? I
wish it would snow here so I
could play in it. Do your elves play
the snow. Santa for Christmas I
want scooter so I can ride around
the house, Iwant the High School
musical movie. I want to see it. I
been a good girl. I do my home-
work. I take care of my baby
brother. I wash the dishes.
I hop you are happy.
Love,
MelisaVelazquez
Dear Santa,
I wonder what are your rein-
deers names. Do they fly fast? I
wish I could pet them. Santa for
Chrismas I want Heelies. I will ride
them with my brother Jose Daniel.
We will ride on the sidewalk. I
want fuor candy canes too. I've
been a.good girl. I help my, mom
feed my chickens: I help her dishes.
For weeks I washed dishes. I hope.
if you can't get me Heelies I will be
happy with what every bring me.
Love,
Dalila Escamilla
Dear Santa,
Please tell me your reindeers
name. What do your elves do on
Christmas night. Want a
Xbox360 because I like them. I
want to play skateboard games
on it. I been a good girl. I make
up my mommies mine and my


sisters beds. Bye Santa.
Love,
NaomiThomton
Dear Santa,
What are your reindeers
names? I wish I could feed the rein-
deers. I saw them once but it was
not time to feed them. Santa what I
want for Christmas is a stereo. I
want to listen to music by Big and
Rich. I also want a remote control
hummer. I will drive it on a dirt
track. I've been a good boy. I clean
up the whole house. I wash the
sink out. I hop you have fun.
Love,
Travis Williams
Dear Santa,
What are your reindeers names
because I forgot them. I remember
Rudolfh he is my favorite reindeer.
Santa I want a digital camera. I
want to take pictures, of my family
and my home. I want a Bratz baby.
I want to pretend I am a mom. I
want a keds4s for I can ride with
my dad. Santa lev been a good girl.
I made up the beds for five weeks.
One time I washed the deshes. I
hope that you get home safety on
Christmas morning.


Love,
Quinn Nurrenbem '
Dear Santa,
What do your elves look like?
Do your. elves have Chrismas nigth,
with thair families? I hop so. For
Chrismas I want a pair of, black
boots. They have diamonds and
sparkles that 'glitter. They have a
ziper on the side, you can get them
at Walrriart. I've been a good girl:
this year. I clean my room evry time
it is messy. I mow the yard with my
mom and dad and I help my mom
out \ith my sisters. Have a safe trip
home.
Love,
GailSparkman
Dear Santa,
I wan wondering if you liked
your reindeers because they take
you to houses and into the sky?
Santa for Christmas I want a Bratz
doll head to play with when i don't
have anything to do I can fix her
hair and paint it. I want a game-
boy. Will play with it all the time.
Santa, I've been a good girl. I do
my homework and I clean my


room all the time. I wash the dises
to help my mom.
I hope you have a Happy Christ-
mas.
Love,
DaniellaNavarro


Dear Santa,
I wonder how you deliver all
those presents in one Christmas
night. I don't see how all those pres-
ents fit in one bag. For Christmas I
want a Xbox360 because you can
play games on it. You can play foot-
ball on 'it to. My friends and i can
compete to. I have been a very
good boy. I take out the trash. I
mow the grass. I hope you bring
me lots of presents.
Love,
TroyFaye
Dear Santa,
I want to know hnow you deliv-
er all those presents in one night Do
some people not celebrate Chrish-
mos or do some people have.
Chrishmos a different day. Santa for
Chrishmos I want a Polly Cruise
ship so I can pretend that i am on it I
want a My Scene doll so I can pre-
tend that I am one. I've been a good
girl. I clean up the whole house. I do
my homework. I hope that you
have a nice Christmas.
Love,
KaleyMcCain
Dear Santa, '
What are your reindeers names?
What do they look like? They don't
have wings,so I think they use their
hooves to fly. Santa for Christmas I
want a Xbox360 and a gameboy. I
have been a good boy. I cleared my
room and I cleaned up the house
and I cath my dog so my mom can
talk on the phone. I hope that you
have asave trip..
Love,
NolynClaypool
Dear Santa,
What are your reindeer name?,
Do they have babies? Do you have a
reindeer name Rudolph? I want to
pet your reindeer. Santa for Christ-
mas I want a digital camera. I want
to take pictures of my family and
class. Also I want an AMT machine
so I can get money. I have been a
good girl. I do my homework. I
hope you are coming to my house.
Love,
KaseyDurand


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
-showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 22,
* through Thursday, Dec. 28, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Rocky Balboa" (PG)
*'Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 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 "Night at the
Museum" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
'at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day 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

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
,patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
.pare a paper on comparative reli-
-gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
,We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
.until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.
Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community College
will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED anidEnglish as a second
language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N,W
Ninth Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
'education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second
language classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
. p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
.language classes, Tuesday and
SThursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
:computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
:tive is a six library cooperative serv-
:ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
'Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
,holding basic and advanced com-
,puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
,technology information trainer will
'take a mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The classes
'will teach basic computer skills
-such as how to start up and use a
:computer, how to log-on to the
Internet and how to communicate
,Via e-mail with friends and relatives.
:The more advanced computer class
, will teach how to keep the comput-
' er clean and how to send pictures.
:You may also contact your local
libraries for these same classes. In
SOkeechobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
. contactGabriell Turner, information
* tech trainer, at gabi@myhlc.org.
ChildFind
helps kids
SYour local Florida Diagnostic
,and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3, 4
and 5-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Kathy Wall at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice


Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
'cal and office support. Age is not a
*barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
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Auctions 105
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'Sharearide 115
Card of Thanks: 120
LIni.Memodam .. 125
Fountd 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sate 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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LEATHER JACKET- Super
Bowl )C1VII1il (39) vic of Par-
rot & 6th Ave. Call tolD con-
tents (863)357-7591
MARE & COLT- Call Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Ag Unit
@ (863)674-4630 If you had
ost Mare & Colt.

BEAGLE, Male, Found In vic.
of Hwy. 70 W & Platts Bluff
Rd. Call to ID,
(863)467-1521
FOUR WHEELERS(2): Honda
Ranchers, 4x4, 350's. 1 red w/
elec shift. 1 orange w/foot shift.
$500 reward! 239-250-2205
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 tall, 2338 SE 38th
Trail. Okee, 863-467-0704
SET OF KEYS. Vicinity of
Orange Ave, & 308thSt.
Please call (863)763-8944

BABY HAMSTERS: Free Too
good home. (863)801-3942
COCKATIEL w/cage, free to
good home. Moving and
can't take it with me. Please
call me @239-564-8232.
KERR BULL MASTIFF MIXED
PUPS- 7 wks old,-Beautiful-
S& friendly. Free to good
homess. 863-537-1203
ORGAN- Gulbransen, needs
tuning, inclds 2 manuals, full
pedals, FREE, you must haul
(863)675-1583



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DANCE PARTNER- LOOking tot
60+. Male, Ballroom.'Counri-
rry Dancer, Call tor more in-
lormdtion B8631763-2773
Tall Guy, Secure, StaDie. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123

Employment


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
S Day 863-634-7552
SExpress Tax Service-is look-
ing for a full-time TAX PRE-
PARER. Apply in person at:
407 S Parrot Ave/ Okeechobee
Time to clean out the
atti, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale li the classi-
fieds and make your
clean u a breezel


EXPERIENCED COOK
($15.00 HR. TO START)
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)-
HOSTESS
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.


2930 Hwy. 710 East
Pt. St. Lucie, Palm City
Hobe Sound, Tequesta
& Jupiter
8634617-2100
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SECRETARY / RECEPTIONIST:
with word processing,
spreadsheet & general office
procedure skills. FT position
to begin in Jan 2007. Call
863-467-0161 to schedule
appointment/ interview.
TAX PREPARER
For a busy Okeechobee Tax
Office. Excellent top pay-for
the right individual. Great
work setting. No evenings.
Apply i' person al
One Stop Carrier Center
863.462.5350
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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.
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Preferred: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving
License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement. School Bus
Driver Certificate of Training and one year experience driving a
bus, Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School
Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B),
with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of
Training. Starting-salary $14.00 per hour. Personal Leave and-
employer-matched retirement plan. Sign on "BONUS" of
$1000. Closing date: 12/27/06. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 726 NE 16th Ave Okeechobee, FL. 34973,
Tel. 863-467-0702, EDE, ADA, License # C150K0005.
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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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.
If you have questions or
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction '420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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 &4# 5698



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Provided In a Loving Home
byexperienced RN.
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirl/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734



JOHN'S TOWING
Now has a50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976

Merchandise

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Bods & MagazmdInes 535
Building Materials540
BusiMness Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassare, Etc. 560.
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
CollectIbles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 5685
Cruises "590
Drapes, Lnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixturd 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs. 615
Health & Reducingl
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/ULights 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
elevlaion/Radlo 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
7by & Games 730
V ,s 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325
POPCORN QUILT, Lovely, An-
tique, 6'x8', Appraised @
$500, asking $400.
(407)436-1365


DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well.- $50.
(863)357-7136
DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like newl $250 for both, will
sep. (863)634-2514
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-4567
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
(863)634-2514
SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV:
Very good, $50. or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE, Frigidlare, Smooth
Top, Electric. Great condi-
tion. Moving. $150.
(863)261-6299
STOVE- Hotpolnt, like new,
$125 (863)612-5457
STOVE- Whirlpool, electric,
glass top, white, $100
(863)675-1634


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UCENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
. Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages Seawalls
rneslancastO'(8631634-2044


WASHER & DRYER- White,
$300 will separate
(863)763-1884 .


BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good condition. $35.
(86317'3-0634



DISCOVERING STATISTICS-
College book, 2nd edition,
great condition, $80
(863)763-3334



CHAIN LINK. GATE- 4 ft. with
ood latch and all hardware
20 (863)467-1642
DOORS- Sliding Glass White,
Like New, $50 or best offer
(863)675-1634
GARAGE DOORS-,White,
Brand new, 10 x 12, $600
(863)675-9237

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Pr essonii

: Shtters & SeaIless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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



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


HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
(863)763-0367


BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
(863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
HEELYS SHOES- Size 6, black
& red, single wheel, excellent
condition, $25
(863)634-5038
WEDDING DRESS- White w/
silver beading, Size 14, paid
$600 asking $150
(863)634-6601


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



COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
'CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
8ames, Fast, $149
63)843-0158


CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
$150 (863)357-3240


FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new.. Mantel only. $200. or
best Offe i (863)763-6747


Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
Sold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solid wood
$150(863)467-4572
CHINA CABINET- For Buffet,
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
Sand shelf with light, $35
(863)763-1997
COACH, MICROFIBER: Sec-
'tional. Tan. Like new condi-
tion! $500. (863)634-5943.
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
separate. 239-340-8503.
COMPUTER DESK, 72"x30'
deep, with top tower shelf,
excellent condition. $45
(863)763-1997 I
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or best offer.(863)467-1532
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
$200. (561)261-0766
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbl & 6 chairs,
Brand new dbl. bed/mattress.
$1000 for all! (863)447-0921
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS-
Sealy Posturepedic Pillow
Top, Queen size, 2 months
old,$200 (772)812-3300
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
offer (863)467-4871
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
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)675-077'7
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
(863)612-5457
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
(863)467-4572



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 incid woods, bag
$125(863)467-7703


COBRA ARMS- 9 MM, Derrin-
er, holster $ cartridges,
125 or best offer
(863)983-7915
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
GUN CABINET- Made of wood
& glass. Hold 8 rifles with
storage drawer. $95. Okee.
(863)610-0632


MAGS- (3) Ruger Mini 14,
steel; not used, $145
(863)301-0250
Remington 700PSS
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 -$300
Model 351 PD $375
(561)951-8767
SHOT GUN: Mossberg Mari-
ner, 12 gage, all weather
.model, extra's. $475.
(863)610-0632 Okee



AB LOUNGE. As seer on TV,
already assemoled w/video.
Pd. $199, never used. Asking
$125. (863)697-6472
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
863-675-2822.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer. (863)467-6088



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


LADIES RING, European cut,
'1/3ctw, white.gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy. cu-
ban link. 1500 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
in box. $10. (863)763-1997


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$50. (863)357-2891 Leave
message I
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-05486
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
sage.


Powered Pressure Washer,
3200 psi Honda, w/11hp
Honda eng., 200' hose,
$650, (863)697-9704
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
(863)697-9704
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 40 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437



BASS GUITAR, Fender Jazz,
Marcus Miller Signature
model, Like new, $575.
(863)357-7406
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
YAMAHA PIANO Upright,
very good cond., $300
.(863)675-4212


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 (863)983-7702
BOSTON TERRIER PUPS- (4)
Males, ready Feb. 1st for
Valentines Day, Parents on
Premises, Will have shots
and Cert., Taking Deposit's,
$300 each (863)697-2936
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe. With white
paws. Male. 3 mo. $500.
(863)357-3369
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
$450-$600 (863)983-7211


aS N ice


Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock, room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
LEATHER SADDLE- 16" soft
seat, brand new $275 or
best offer (863)467-7295



LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
$150 (863)517-1574
RIDING MOWER- Murray,
14hp, 2 cyl, 42" deck, many
new parts, w/new utility cart,
$500 (863)763-3551


COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
months old, $300
(863)634-2479 anytime.
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),CKC
reg., call for details
(863)634-3457
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, (5),
ready 12/22, will hold tIl
Christmas, $200 each.
(239)657-8549
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 Christmas.
$300 each. 863-763-1001.


POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation,
$300 (863)357-3240
POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces-
sorles. $450 or best offer.
(863)467-6088
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



CAR AUDIO: 4 Memphis 12"
.speakers in Custom Ported
Box & JBL 1201 amp. $800.
(863)824-0776
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020


WEB TV- (2) New, in box,.
Magnavo.. Plus Sony. (11
Magnavoe Classc, $;5 will
Sell'S parale (8631763-2773


BENCH DRILL PRESS Cralls-
man. 1'2" chucK $100
1863)612-9233 LaBelle
CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro. 42
cc. 18" 12i Pick-up bed Fuel
Tanks, w, hand pumps $399
will separate.t561)951-8767
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASH-
ER, 1200 psi, $100
18631612-9233 LaBelle i
GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
ton. 550i8550. 10 hp, -iew,
1325 (561 951-8767
GENERATOR, Powerboss.
portable, 5500 wans. 7350
slarling wars brand new
$790 (8631697-8837


COLOR GAME BOY- winm
adapters, lights w/rhmanifier.
6 games $100
(863)763-3551 '
NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT,
SYSTEMS,.(2), with 45
games, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-7721
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric,' asking $2'5 ie
new, (863)467-8683
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299
TMX ELMO! New 10th Anni-
versary Edition, in box.
$130. 561 818-1352


KARAOKE- Professional, Vo-
cal Pro., $100 (863)467-9054


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,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture


nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
1st, last & sec. Seasonal
$1500/mo.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental
Find It faster. S It soon-
er In the classlfleds


-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
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Real Estate

kii 1111


Rentals





Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
.House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi.N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envl.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(@surfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(561)248-5311
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
utilities. (863)467-5616



OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
S1th St.,New 2 Bdrm_., 1 2Ba
w/Appl.$850/md. + 1st&
Sec. dep. Call (863)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, shuf-
fleboard, marina,
boat ramp Lake
access $650 m.
First, last & sc.
includes electricity.






BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS:
Waernrni, .LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
wiSeaWaii 863-63-4-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Six Bt St.
3br,'2ba. waierlronm, C/A. city
water. $950'rrimn, ist & lasr.
863-634-0663
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1 I Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boal ramp Wraparound
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last

& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
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
et considered. $850/mo. 1st,
fast & sec. (941)504-3954
OKEE: 3 BR, 2 BA; Waterfront,
1st mo.& sec. Possible rent to
own, $149;900. Owner/Agent
Call Charles 863-634-0584
bullwad@aol.com
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba CBS
Home, 406 NE 7th St. $850.
mo. + 1st., last & $500 sec.
req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151 SE
128th Ave., $1100/mo, 1st,
last& sec., (561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE: 3213 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
last. 863-634-0663
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, 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
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES,
For rent or sale. 3br, 2ba
$800: ma. (863)634-3262.
OKEECHOBEES 'GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibsfish Camp has1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes In a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rales Call tooay'
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com



DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Lowlot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
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
Campars!/RVs -3010
Jet Sldi. 3015
Marine AccM o es 3020
Marine Miall anwss025
Motorycies .3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 12', 2 sweater with
trailer. No motor. $350. or
best offer. (863)357-1038
ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
SSmokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1850 (863)763-4680
BOATERS PROJECT, Too
much to list. $2500
(863)824-6781 anytime
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 XR 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
promaxl3@adelphia.net
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
motor w/swing kill. 3 sails
w/spinker& pole. $1900. or
best offer. (863)467-7336
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
& Kodiak, $900. Will separ-
ate. (863)357-7406
TRI-HULL, 15ft., 55 hp John-
son Motor, $1000 or best offer
(863)357-0406 or
863)697-2998


COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
200136.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or email
ourIear@earthlink.net


Coachmen Travel Trailer '88:
Sleeps 4, AC & heatl gas range,
gas/elec fridge. $4200. In Plo-
neer, Henry Co 561-827-2464
MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978,
air stream product, 28 ft
long, AC, fridge, and more.
$6000.561-261-0766
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000
(863)674-0898
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $3000 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803


ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops.
New carpet/blinds. $14;500.
(828)890-3202 or 691-2425


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
S1993 With trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299



ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281


DIRT BIKE- '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $1000.
Firm. (863)634-2475.
HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
750: Windshield, Low mileage,
premium bags, garaged. Ex-
tra's. $4,400. (863)983-9585
HONDA CR85R '06- verygood
condition, runs great, $2200
or best offer (863)599-0788
HONDA REBEL 2003 250 CC,
2,475 mls. Extra's! Show
Room Condition. $2500 Firm
863-634-5862/467-8573
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
(863)634-3344
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost ulie (863)467-2609 al-
ter3pmr



GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp,
Briggs & Stratton, Runs
good. Nice Christmas Gift!
350. (863)801-3890
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. 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

Ill i


CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, Power windows,
For Sale or Trade, $1700
(863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
both. (239)867-1558
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $850
or best offer. (863)357-1692
DODGE NEON '95, 4 door, au-
to., a/c. 4 cyl, good on gas.
new bres. needs minor work.
$750 neg. 1863)634-8506
DODGE STRATUS '98 Every-
thing works $2000 or oest
offer 863-612-5558.
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
GEO TRACKER '92- fair condi-
tion, $1000 or best offer
(863)467-6778
MERCURY MARQUIS-GS '02,
Adult driven, arage kept, 30k,
$10,900 (863)675-4409 .
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
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

-I*

FORD F150 '79, 351 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm.
(863)634-3055
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Approx. 80K org. mls. $1200
or best offer. 863-675-4079


FORD- '86, F350, Diesel ,
parts, truck, $800
(561)951-8767
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300


OAK LAKE, lbr, 1ba. Apt. on a
corner $87,500. or best of-
fer. Will sell fast
863-634-5628 '


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2+bd,
2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/sprinkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Rentto Own
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move inl
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
LAKE PORT, Combined FL/Rm
& RV Shelter on leased site
#296 Northlake Estates RV
Resort. Shelter accommo-
dates 32 RV 12'H. Rm
12'x40' Fully furn. $35,000.
Nice 5in Wheel on site
$2800 (863)946-2270
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, CBS,
nome on 2 acres, in Spot in
the Sun. $175,000-
(863)201-9175/443-9239
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pooi, f/p. Seller motivated.
Mustsee! (863)763-2461

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SUBWOOFER & AMP: 12"
Rockford sub in box. Alpine
320 watt 5 channel amp.
$200 neg. 863-801-1683.
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Hemi 5.7. $150. Call
Jess (863)634-5020
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims. Fits Fords & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
gray, fits '02 current Dodge
Ram short bed. $700 Call
Heather (863)697-0328
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
(863)357-5754
TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick
Century. Good condition.
$75. (863)357-1580
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy
S10, w/4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
area. $500. 863-763-2389.


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 PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean, 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
$6500.863-674-0898
DODGE RAM 2500- '05, 4 x 4
Quad Cab, diesel, auto, load-
ed w/leather, 100 K Warran-
ty $29,500 (863)697-0424
FORD F150- '90, no A/C,
$1200 (863)763-5422 or
(863)610-0412


TSC 4X8 TRAILER- brand new
$400 (863)467-6778
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x9, home-
made, new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc). $550
or best offer (863)763-3735


CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV
& VCR, White w/blue trim.
Asking $2250 neg.
(863)763-23-5 304-2289
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuilt engine & trans.
$2300 239i495.0052
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER.'95,
E-..eerii cond. Ice cold a/c,
p/w, p/I, new battery, 158k,
$2000 (863)697-6680


Letters to Santa


Everglades
Elementary
Dear Santa,
Do you like the milk and
cookiek I leave for you? I'm
leaving homemade chocolate-
chle for you this year. Santa for
Christmas I what a bike I can
do trick on like the kindth of
has brakes on the handle bars.
I race my neighbor and he
wins. I need a fester bike. Ive
been a good boy. I picked up
the boards Out o the yard so
Uncle Randy c mow. Have a
good NewYear.
Love,
KennyWhaley
Dear Santa,
I was wondering what are
your reindeer names. I know
Rudolph. Santa for Christmas I
want a pair of Healie tennie
shoes. I am going to ride them
on the road and to my friend
Adrianna's house. She would
like a present too. I have been
a good girl this year. I clean the
table to eat and I clean my
room. I also clean the house. I
hop to see you soon.
Love,
PerlaOrozco
Dear Santa,
I was wondering what your
reindeer do after Chrstmas
night. I wish I could pet one of
them. What I want for Christ-
mas Santa is a NitendoDS I can
play the doggie game, you pick'
puppies and pick hats for them


and play frizbee with them.
The last thig I want to tell you is
I have been a good little girl. I
took out the garbage and
picked it all up out of the yard.
See you next year.
Love,
JazzminMestre
Dear Santa,
What are your reindeer
names? Is one of them Rudo-
hts. One with the red nose. I
want hot wheels because
they awesome. I am going to


race them witl
Kayeigh. I have b
boy. I wash the c
mom because I
the dishes.

Dear Santa,
I was wonder
your elves do wv
Christmas. Do the
times with there
do they just f
exhausted. I was
ing. Santa for
want a Miami Do
Brown jersey. So
to the Dolphin St
want a Miami
signed by five pla
wear it to Dolph
and when ever Ip
a good boy this ye
doing my horr
been helping my
the house twice a
a safe trip deliver


Dear Santa,
What are your reindders
names. I have been wandering
names wear. Santa for
Chrishmes I would like a golf
cart please Santa. I would drive
it with my friends around the
neighborhood. When I get
home I run to the paster and
brush my horses and feed
them. Santa I have ben a good
girl. By Santa.
Love,
CassieReardon


h my 'sister DearSanta,
been a good I was wondering what your
dishes for my reindeer names are? I know
like to wash one of the reindeers name is.
His name is Rudolph the Red
Love, Nose Reindeer. I wish I could
Devon Jones pet one of them. Do your rein-
deers have babies? What I
ing. What do want for Christmas is a skate-
vhen it's not board so I can ride on the
ey have good ramps and streets. And I want
- family. Or a pair of heelys also a picture of
fall in bed Jessie McCartney. I have ben a
just wonder- very good girl this year. I
Christmas I helped my mom with the.new
lphis Ronnie baby. Hope to seeyou soon.


I can wear it
adium. I also
Dolphis hat
years. So I can
hins stadium
play. Ive been
ear. Iv'e been
rework and
" mom clean


n


Love,
BreAnnaBlount


Dear Santa,
I want a new bil
wolf stuffed animal
the elvs to work hard
riendeer to fly sal
Chrismas.


week. Have Dear Santa,
g presents. I wus wuder if I ar
Love, good cus if you don't
Alex Lopez of presents then it is


friends are my family cud
me presents then I wood
a good Christmas and b(
me family and we all h
good good Christmas an
family had a good day
don't forget me.

Dear Santa,
I want a new bike.
ball. And a game.
new bed.and a new TV
ByJ
Dear Santa,
i would like a pink
tutu with a name. A ligh
tutu shoes. And a pink dr
music box that plays be,
music. And pink higl
shoes. A Moterceckle. A
and white stuff horse.
skate borad. And some
ice skates. And brazt ice.
champion. I woldt like
And a fur real friends pon
a my secne bling bing. I A
like Kenny doll. If it n
much trubble do you hav
thing for guinea pigs i wil
playpin with some t(
would like a broble gril
tonlay and a cheerleader
ByMa


ke. And a Dear Santa,
. And tell Please I want a bee be
d. Tell the for Chistmas and ta
fe. Marry please and one for my m
too please and a pocket
ByKaylie for my mother please. An
now hwat Santa i have
m bad are planet.
have a lot
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d give Dear Santa,
1 have I would like a charge
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had a sleep-over doll.
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y and Dear Santa,
I want a bikes and
Love, and a book and a TV
Alise book bag and apsp and
andacat
And a ByJanalise
nd a Dear Santa,
losiah I like Christmas and
my mom and day they
sprkle all write. I am moving
t pink Sata see you next year
ess. A want to come to my hou
autiful in Fourt Bears. Santa I
h hel want a toy bear and his
k pink is Winni the Pooh. I
And a Winne-the-Pooh
Spink BySte]
skates Dera Santa,
doe. I want a training bike
y. And puppy, a four were with
would and signs a song.
lot to
le any- Dear Santa,
I like a I have been good a
oys. I and may I have a fu
stelied friends pony and to si
dress. happy Christmas wit
family. Have a jolly Chri
e gun -Day.
irget's ByCoissandraA
another Dear Santa,
knife I want a playstalion3
id you psp and.. a xbox360
a star playstation3 game like
Jak 2 Jak3 for Christmas.
Love,
.harlie


Dear Santa,
ger for I want a stuv reindeer and a
ts Jade picture uv you and all uv your
reindeer and you on you sled
ByKit with your reindeer and Christ-
mas night is fun.
a ball Love,
and a Jakeb Blevins
a dog Dear Santa,
I want a xbox 360 and
aFutch Xbox360 games and palysta-
tion3 and a psp and games and
I told new bika wesh new gerrs and
said it laptup.
so by. Love,
if you Aurelio Romero Urbeva
use it is Dear Santa,.
would I want a pony and a briddle
; name and a saddle and a lead rope
collect and a halter.
ByVanessaMarie
phanie Safewright
a Dear Santa,
anda You always give kids some
a light toys and that is so sweet and
BE you are so sweet to and Jesus
yEn birthday is coming up. You
want to no Christmas and you
ll year give kids some toys and God
ir real like that and you like kids and
spend a God to and that:is so sweet and
h. my I want you to give me some
ristmas books. Happy Christmas and I
don't hate you. I like you and
Adams give my rmom and dad a spesel
thing.
3and a ByBianca
and a Dear Santa,
Jak 1 I want a Chismis tree and
perezits uther my tree and my
Love, famlio.
Mario ByRosaliElias


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Submitted photo
NEHS students are bike elves
The students in Mr. Stuart's class recently received three old bicycles, Which they
have worked to restore. The students have enjoyed the restoration project and
plan to continue and expand upon it in the future. On Dec. 15, they gave the first
of the bicycles away to an elementary school student here at New Endeavor.


OKeechobee News:Pete Gawda
Florida snowman
This snowman had a good vantage point on top of a store building on U.S.
441S. E.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South carolers
Third grade students at South Elementary School sang Christmas carols at
their annual winter carnival.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Christmas greetings
Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman greet people from a lawn in southwest
Okeechobee.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South singers
South Singer Chorus at South Elementary sang Christmas carols at their annu-
al winter carnival.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Early Christmas
Christmas came early to Building Blocks Childcare. On Friday afternoon Dec.
22 Santa Claus and his helper Jami Cox visited Michelle Benson and other chil-
dren there.




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