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Okeec0hobee News


Vol. 97 No. 364 Saturday, December 30, 2006 504 Plus tax


Inside
Woods to skip
PGA Tour's opener
KAPALUA, Maui. Tiger
Woods decided Friday to skip
the season-opening Mer-
cedes-Benz Championship,
meaning the PGA Tour's "new
era in golf" will begin next
week amid old questions
about the absence of its
biggest star.
Woods, who was skiing
with his family last week in
Colorado, said he did not have
time to get his game ready and
he wanted to spend more
time with his family.
He has won six consecu-
tive PGA Tour events, a streak
that will remain on hold until
Jan. 25 at the Buick Invitation-
al in San Diego, where Woods
is the two-time defending
champion.
Woods said on his Web site
that he has spent the last 12
days skiing and relaxing with
family and friends, "but I've
basically been away from golf
since winning the Target
World Challenge" on Dec. 17.
Page 5
Crist brings new
style to office
TALLAHASSEE In just a
few, unremarkable seconds in
Governor-elect Charlie Crist's
campaign, he gave a glimpse
of how he is different then
Governor Jeb Bush.
The two men were leaving
a Spanish-language radio stu-
dio in Miami along with an
entourage of. staff and
reporters. Bush briskly walked
through the exit into an alley
where an SUV was waiting,
never looking back Crist
stopped and held the door for
everyone else coming
through.
Page9
Rappers take
'crunk' to the pulpit
ATLANTA Heavy bass
beats echo through the
church as youngsters rush
down the sanctuary aisles.
Colorful stage lights spin
around overhead as the eager
fans start screaming, "JESUS,
JESUS, JESUS!"
When the sextet Dem
Unknown WarriorZ appears
up front, the music and the
fans go quiet. Group leader
Bennie "Preacha" Foster asks
the crowd of about 2,000 to
first "give God the praise."
Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 596
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.11 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
s 15.73 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Deadline for Art Fest nears


By Chauna Aguilar
Time is running short for all
the local artists to show Okee-
chobee all their artistic skills.
Okeechobee Main Street is
calling all artists to participate in
the 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest
on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sun-
day, Feb. 25.
Deadlines for entry vary by
division as follows: Fine art indi-
vidual booth-Friday, Jan. 26,
2007, Adult division fine art-
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 and
Student division-Saturday, Feb.
3,2007.
The student division of the
contest is open to students in
preschool through grade twelve
in the following categories:
crayon, chalk/pastels, paints,
drawing, collage and photogra-
phy.
The students will be divided
into the following age groups:
preschool/kindergarten," ele-
mentary school, middle school,
and. high school. There is no
entry fee for the student divi-


sion.

Students may enter no more
than two pieces of art. Awards
will be given out as follows: best
in show, first, second, third
place and merit and honor
awards in each student division.
The adult division will be
separated into the following cat-
egories: oils, watercolor,
acrylics, drawing, photography,
clay/pottery, sculpture and
mixed media.
Each artist may enter no
more than three pieces of art
which have an entry fee of
$10.00 per entry.
Awards will be given in the
following manner: best in
show, first, second, third and
merit and honor awards in each
category.
There is also a combined
winner of the adult and student
contest from select art pieces
entered into the 2008 Top of the
Lake Art Fest Poster contest. The
winner of this contest will have
their piece of art reproduced on
the 2008 Top of the Lake Art Fest


posters and other media pro-
moting the event for the follow-
ing year.
Each division has additional
rules and regulations that can
be obtained at www.mainstree-
tokeechobee.com Okee-
chobee Main Street Office,
located in Cottage 111 North-
east Second Street, behind the
CVS Pharmacy or calling 863-
357-MAIN or 863-467-7300.
Okeechobee Main Street is
also currently seeking out an
experienced mural artist to
paint an outside mural for their
third mural project to continue
the beautification of the city.
The building used will be the
Embarq building located in the
City of Okeechobee at 110
South Parrott Avenue.
The theme will feature the
history of the telephone service
in Okeechobee and will cover
the front of the two story build-
ing with awidth of thirty feet.
For more information email
Bridgette Waldau at Bridgette-
mainstreet@earthlink.net.


UKeecnooee News/Pete Uawda
Swinging family
Edwardo Leon took advantage of the beautiful weather
Thursday afternoon, Dec. 28 to swing at the wooden Jun-
gle with his daughter, Sinai, who is almost three.


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New Year's concert at Agri-Civic Center


The Agri-Civic Center will be
jumping Sunday, Dec. 31 when
"New Year's Round-up in Cow-
town" comes to Okeechobee.
The six-hour inaugural, major
country music event will be host-
ed by Cracker Cowboy Enterpris-
es, L.L.C. and will feature tradi-
tional country music by Nashville
recording artists Trent Willmon
and Wade Hayes, along with the
local bluegrass band, Florida
Bluegrass Express.
Trent Willmon will be the fea-
tured artist for the event with hits
from his latest album "A Little
More Livin", in addition to selec-
tions from his debut self-titled
album. Willmon is just coming


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National Finals Rodeo in Las
Vegas, Nev. where he packed the
dance floor and played to a
crowd of 18,000. It has just been
announced that he will host the
CMT's new reality show, "Ameri-
ca's Top Cowboy."
Also appearing will be Wade-
Hayes, the traditional country
music star with the rich baritone
voice.
The evening's entertainment
will start off with a performance
by the Florida Bluegrass Express
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music.
At one time each member
played with bands such as The
Prospectors, James. Rogers Fami-
ly Band, David Peterson & 1946,
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mat Quartet, High Power, South-
ern Spirit, Born Again and the
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Band members have shared
the stage with entertainers such
as Ricky Skaggs, Chubby Wise,
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5:30 p.m. Willmon will be avail-
able for autographs from 12
noon until 1 p.m. at Eli's Western
Wear.
Tickets are $22 in advance
and $25 at the gate. They are
available at Eli's Western Wear,
in both Okeechobee and Arca-
dia, Tri-County Feed in Ft. Pierce,
22 Fisherman's Wharf Restau-
rant in Ft. Pierce, and the Red
Barn Feed and Supply in Loxa-
hatchee. Seating is general
admission with floor and stadi-
um seating.
For more information, go to
www.crackercowboy.com, or
www.trentwillmon.net.


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New Year's concert scheduled
OKEECHOBEE Cracker Cowboy Enterprises presents the New
Year's Round-up in Cowtown concert featuring Trent Willmon with
Wade Hayes and the Florida Bluegrass Express on Sunday, Dec. 31,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 East.
Advance tickets are available at Eli's Western Wear for $22. Tick-
ets at the gate are $25.
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Garbage pick-up will be one day behind
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that there
will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday,
Jan. 1.
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 dri-
ver'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 Okee-
chobee, 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 quality, 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 Develop-
ment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.


Gallagher urges safe New Year's celebration


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
State Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher'
is urging Floridians to celebrate
the New Year safely and to
remember that in Florida only
sparklers are legal for the general
public to use without a permit.
For a list of hundreds of
sparklers that are legal to use in
Florida, as well as safety tips, visit
the State Fire Marshal's web site at
http:. ,www.fldfs.com/sfm/spark]
erindex.htm.
Illegal fireworks include shells
and mortars, multiple tube
devices, Roman candles, rockets


and firecrackers. Floridians
should not sigri "waivers" in order
to purchase fireworks. Signing a
waiver will not clear you of
responsibility should you be
caught using them, and using fire-
works illegally is a first-degree
misdemeanor punishable by up
to one year in jail atd a $1,000
fine.
Even with legal sparklers there
is still a risk of injury. When lit,
some sparklers can reach temper-
atures between 1,300 and 1,800
degrees at least 200 degrees hot-
ter than a standard butane lighter.


Gallagher advises Floridians to
follow these precautions to cele-
brate safely:
Use sparklers and other legal
novelties on a flat, hard surface.
Use sparklers in an open
area. Keep children and pets at
least 30 feet away from all ignited
sparklers.
Light only one item at a time
and never attempt to re-light a
"dud."
Don't use any unwrapped
items or items that may have
been tampered with.
Keep a fire extinguisher or


water hose on-hand for emergen-
cies. It's a good idea to drop used
sparklers in a bucket of water.
As a statewide elected officer
of the Florida Cabinel, Chief
Financial Officer Tom Gallagher
oversees the Department of
Financial Services, a multi-divi-
sion state agency responsible for
management of state funds and
unclaimed property, assisting
consumers who request informa-
tion and help related to financial
services, and investigating finan-
cial fraud. Gallagher also serves as
the State Fire Marshal.


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NEHS students of the week
The faculty and staff are proud to join Jim Vensel, Presi-
dent-Elect of th4 Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee in recog-
nizing the New Endeavor High School Students of the
Week for the w ek of Dec. 8. Kiwanis Club President,
(left) Mr. Vensel, students, (left to right) Servando Medra-
no, George Deane, Chance Loschiavo, and Sean Down-
ing, New Endeavor High School Dean of Students.

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NEHS students of the week
The final Students of the Week at New Endeavor for 2006
have been named. Jim Vensel of the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee recognized the following students: (In no
particular order),Victor Spence, Kerry Fralix, Blaine Bart-
ley, Benjamin Wilson, and Jason Polk. Congratulations,
students!


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
CANAL PROJECT: I'd like to make a reference to yesterday's front
page article about canal clean up. They have had the tugboat and
barge in there for probably a month now. I don't know how quick it's
going to be to see any canal clean up.

FLAGS: I am under the impression that when an ex-president dies,
our flags should be at half mast. I was wondering why neither the
Chamber of Commerce nor the Okeechobee City building has their
flags at half mast today.
Editor's Note: As of Friday morning, the flags at both locations
were in their appropriate positions.

ROAD: Happy New Year Okeechobee. Yesterday morning I went to
work and what a wonderful surprise out here on Lofton Road after
five years of phone calls and petitions we have yellow lines and reflect-
ing markers and white lines on our 5-mile road. I am so thankful. It
makes such a big difference. I'm not sure who is ultimately responsi-
ble but I just want to tell you hallelujah!

JUDGE: I was wondering, when does the newly-elected county
judge take office? The reason I ask is that I've been told by various ser-
vants of the court and the county sheriff's office that the defeated judge
has turned over all her cases to others and has not worked since the
election.
Editor's Note: Jerry Bryant will be sworn in as the new county
judge on Friday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom D at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center. As for Judge Brennan, she continued
handling cases until December. We were told that she has not
worked during the month of December due to accrued vacation time,
and that cases slated to go in front of that court have been handled by
otherjudges.

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Community Events

Singer, songwriter to appear at library
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen
will be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical Jour-
ney through Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This pro-
gram is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil. The program is free and open to the public.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee-County will meet Friday, Jan. 12 from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14, 2007. There will
be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show
and an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, 2007, at the
South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets
will only be available through Jan. 11.
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W.
California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-
5804.




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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short
business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index); Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7p.m. The public is invited
to participate/with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday .
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166,.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996,
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic


Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-
MAIN.


Community Events

Former PSL mayor talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be former Port St. Lucie mayor Bob Minsky. The topic of the
show will be a look back over his tenure as mayor of Port St. Lucie
and a look forward to the city's future. For information, contact
Bob Minsky at (772) 878-5540.

Oakview plans special services
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., will hold a special
New Year's Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m.

Couples, singles invited to event
Danny Tolbert will be hosting a special event based on his new
book "A Woman's Diary." The book is about experiences, rela-
tionships and problems that women deal with in their lifetime
with men. Married couples and singles are welcome to attend the
event being sponsored by Dra Ministries, on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7
p.m. The event will be held in the conference room at The Flamin-
go Motel, 4101 U.S. 441 S., There will be drawings for gifts and
refreshments. For information, call Mary Tolbert at (863) 484-
0847.

Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
a first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, Jan: 11, from 6 until 9 p.m,;
and an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To
register for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.


Substance abuse board to meet'
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Yard sales benefit Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Pack #909 of Buckhead Ridge will hold yard sales
on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 53 1 0t11S. in Buck-
head Ridge; and on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78. Proceeds of the sale
support ceremonial events, projects toward badges aJncamp.

Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Donated items are needed and proceeds benefit patient care,
including services at The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Scrapbooking crop party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2007,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a
demonstration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbook-
ing and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. For
information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
0290.

BHRVFD plans pancake bre aj st
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 W.
will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including sausage
and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, for
a donation of $4. For information, call Pat at (863) 357-1364.

Library hosting special program
The Okeechobee County Library and the Florida Humanities
Council will present "Voice of the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman
Douglas" as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer on Sunday, Jan.
7, at 3 p.m. at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Ms. Steinshouer will
appear in character as Marjory Stoneman Douglas as she served
in the early 1970s as president of the Friends of the Everglades.
This program is brought to you by a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public.

Hospice board of directors to meet
The board of directors for Hospice of Okeechobee will hold
their annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. The meeting
will be held at the new Hospice residence, The Hamrick Home, at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8,2007, from
9 uritil 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, from 11:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call
Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Jan. 9, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the. First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Every-
one is welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have istration
and orientation on Thesday, Jan. 9, 2007. There will be 11 weeks
of classes that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each
Tuesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-
3519.
Healthy Start board will meet


The board of directors of the Okeechobee HealthStart Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at 11:30 a.mit 575 S.W
28 St. in the New Endeavors School building. Th .meeting is
open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coition is part
of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens inter-
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for
babies in Okeechobee. For information, call Kay Begin at (863)
462-5877.

Public meeting on TMDLs slated
The Environmental Protection Agency will be holly a public
meeting to solicit public input concerning setting t m
daily loads (TMDL) of nutrients for tributaries lead to ake
Okeechobee. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.






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'E' Division runners up
The Temp Star men's softball team was the runner up champion of the "E" division of the
Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation 2006 men's softball league. Team members were
(front row, left to right) Brian Gorby, Brett Boswell, John Smalley and Anthony Crane;
(back row, left to right) Jessie Ferrell, Brant Garrett, Brian Cooper, Jason Lamb, Billy
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of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation 2006 men's softball league. Team mem-
bers were (front row, left to right) Kinney Fowler, Joel Rodriguez, Gator Villars and Adam
Burks; (back row, left to right) Brian Cooper, Thomas Johnson, Randy Ellerbee, Chad
Campbell, Cutter Pearce, Mark Joiner, Kendall Rodgers and Travis Baugh. Not pictured
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WELL MNAJNNITINED
5007-M Nic:e Lg DWv.IH r o 5 a.-rea Frncd &. Crozs
Fen ei 4 BR/2-1/2 Bair, .Ipli ',earO. m pian i/lfirepia ~e
Bill 200 Dog perns pole tarn icr n.:rires and rear
r..trrh H-,-,m.r ic r.- i1 anti ,..r,. i..il Ll ."p.ri .-r, Ih ,rua.1; -


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* Treasure Island 55X110 MLS# 92839
* Sundance Trails 5+acres MLS# 91969


LAZ **_E\ EN ESTATES
5000-M 3BR'2BA CBS Housew ir. 2 car garage. fami room
onr 1 piu'. acie In additor, tire is dletacrie 2 car garage
Ir.Iuoj i.n sale ar. e .ia 1 '2 acre 10o1 witl frul trees Localed in
LaS, Se.en E.tales or. a Cui-dO-sac er seaujedo reautiful


PALMI VILLAGE RANCH
1010-M Cic.4,ie Ia ovvioan Oteephcm ciuorf lev, Fieetaooa 360/26a
DVeVItAm ir, an eyta cakeng' arl plr hur~i-eimair 6 iswririele brr
tirage Tojtis-q in 2160. aetocitabn u~rlt'uAp'cii triurn
badc'sun Spw ibedroom han alt tlcepiac'e V,', acapel ttsnrig.
virivi as been 311 utjiraded fVriai a plicaeri i3c.ei#'25 731


BUCKHEAD RIDGE
4000-M 2Bad2 a DW split floor plan greal waterfront
wir, lake access. in rBucknead Ridge Boat house dou-
tle carport. screened porcn. plus more $154 900
#91165|


5028-H quiel secluded emdular frame 3BR/2B nmorne on 1+-
acre a/c. ruul 2004. nomes of Mert, fenced, some fumiture will
stay. extra lot available dose ty Call loday for turtner info orn ths
unique prupetrl $180.000 MLS4 92709 .


*Basswood Lot 75X125 $29,000. -MLS# 92844
*Four Seasons 1 acre MLS# 920502


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[ Don Renfranz, Inc.'sTaylor Creek Real Estate


Donald A. Rc-nfranz Broker
863-634-45%0
taylorre.4strato.net


Geraldine F. Patent
Sales Associate
,63-763-1616 or 863-610-7006


Vicki and Perry Green
Sales Associates-
863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962


FULL SERVICE REALTOR
4251 HwY. 441 S. 863-634-5588


3/2/2.ftoL adeck&
covered patio Sp.lit
plan, office oumd be
extra bdrmn Bg lot
might be divided
int2 h2anemesmE By
Appointment
_PAT 863-634-


#92680 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT 2-,.TOR) tVTH
"NOTHER-IN-L~ty APARTMENT! Lck '

LIF.,Iar. -" [jr, .)t is rir, rii* 1rr' I bith


#92777 NEAT, FULLY-FEATURED WATER-
FRONT RESIDENCE AT LOT VALUE?
Seawall, boatslip, fish cleaning station, car-
port, double paved drive, screened patio!
"Neat as a pin" 1980 2/2 mobile on
Buckhead canal! Compare! Best deal in
neighborhood at $115,000









#92465 AFFORDABLE INVESTMENT IN THE ISLES!
Doublewide 2/2 includes carport, screened patio over-
looking pond, workshop, paved drive, central air-more!
Very livable, could use a few repairs. Sewer assessment
already paid, new owner pays hook-up expense! ASKING
JUST $92,500!


#92445 B-I-G HALF-ACRE WATERFRONT
Linaque nirure Flornda--r., i 3 bedroom One
.anrd-a-hall tb.th home itrh much recent nte-ror
rem:dclLn_' N i. kitchen Ih r',c0d abinerc.
Ni,, hue creEned patil.' T.o a o.o:d -hmgled-
out-bu,_ldin ,co,'.erEd boat.-lip plenty or dock
-pace' ILiST $250,000!








#90968 LIKE-NEW 2004 HOUSE ON PEACE-
FUL POND SETTING! Full 3/2 block construc-
tion with 2 screened patios and a Florida Room
overlooking the water! Vaulted living room ceil-
ings, 2-car garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated
windows, sec- urity system, Isles neighborhood!
$229,0001


#92639 NEW BLOCK HOME W/2-CAR
GARAGE UNDER S190,000-AND NOT IN
BASSWOOD! Corner lot location in \ers dc-ir-
able Kings B.ai sater seer li-ne. com.umtiut
pool & clubhouse' NE\er lihed-.n 2 t'edroonm'
Nor Ln-town but ]u't rrninutre ronm To>,\n'
LOW $185,000! CALL!


#92580 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT
MOBILE EVEN HAS A "HOME" FOR YOUR
RVI Recently installed RV "Port" protects your
precious RV from the elements! Screened patio,
dock, utility building, 2 bdrms / 2 baths!
SHORT BOAT RIDE TO BUCKHEAD
MARINA FOR $129f.000 "


Patricia Louise Gooleby
SLi. R.E. Broker
634-5588
Kathlyn Lancaster,
Assoc.
634-8676
Eric & V '

FI SH \OUR
CARES AWAl!
IMMACULATE
DW D M H 2 ,, 2
..". u rm, Ja5k &
water o bed nr .r,
walking dcets 2 car
.z i.. a awning. Call
Pat O34-5588


U-. 41 rSE 1h TerrNonr, to AnTr R on AiV GREAT STARITER HOMlE!
CBS2 I ea. i :dceduplEx fUc r WE ,- art .,- .3 BR. IBA homen.- ~. t' ,rtacr-ed
it- ,.'tub aurr.ndna hing rm &K' bd rrn.Close to ;hoppi ceter 3 '3 tELh
~..f')ri ining bip rmhok-p'iF. eA% kang'2'1 13uB NOFFER1.


HOME ON 2 CORNER LOTS
CB9 home on 2 lovely comer lots w,'grandfa. New
other oaks. Coat Oos. in mh,'n, rn. oered crete
tront pa c,: ham Ink to.e. ,.'wmrt-,ar djs- -_t u
p'od Jl 3r'_k in Ems-t .al. tron door rneeo- \ard
repair, window in 05 w/2 fi an windows, 'hit
plaster was. Call Pat 6345588 Woo


Preferred Properties

Of Okeechobee Realty', Inc.
^i Kathy Godinm Lic R.E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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#92381 FINALLY! A DELIGHTFUL ISLES
WATERFRONT DBL. WIDE ON ONE OF OUR
BEST STREETS-AT A REASONABLE PRICE!
Full 3 bdrm / 2 bath plus carport in lovingly
cared-for 1982 dbl. wide with seawalled lot on
wide canal! Workshop, citrus, sprinklers, Florida
room! JUST $179,900 I


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9025'1 LITTLE LAKE HAMRICK FRONTAGE IN
ANCIENTOAKS RV REIORT! jii.:t 2 bail' .ail. ,.:,d
l lh i l .i:,[.Ja ':.:..', .' ,,rl l adJl,,:,rr pahnl p ri | |,:.,:a-
, tion near Clhbh.. Ci fmu ,rin., tL.o.iir, .:z I.. .,j
pool-many a.:,..,r.:' Furn.-.ed' SHOtvS GREIT AT
JUST $112,00 1


#92.52 'AE %EOLiR H.RD-EARNED NIONE FOR 1 #91939 WANT- TO SAVE SOME OF 1OUR
GOOD TIMES! ComfyHomes of .-ril2.bth,.irl. ..imod HARD-EARNED CASH FOR RETIREMENT?
in Ancient Oaks RV Resort-sa iri.:i.;jd ....-.murnritj Interesting comer lot 1/1 Park model trailer nith
Elevated addition, ample :. ...red paik'r4g r..al & clean, etrra parking space in Ancient Oakc a rcitrct-
furnished! tr'.., ib. C,:mriuni.,! ASKING $99,5001 ed community! Floor level addition/porch,
tastefully furnished! YOU GET THE DEED AT
eco nnn i '-


LOTS
* #91492 WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,0001 #17 8th St. in Buckhead! $89,9001
*#92681 (New!}CUL-DE-SACWATERFRONT LOTI #54 10th SI. in Buckneadl $110,0001
* #91640 ISLES WATEeRFRNt LOT! #2322 SE 29th SLI $125,000 1
* #90876 GREAT LOCATION ISLES WATERFRONT LO'TI #26,.4 SE 34th Ln' $125,0001
* #91944 ANCIENT OAKS WATERFRONT LAKE-ACCESS LOT! #5259 SE 64th Ave!
$85,000!
*#92026 BIG "O"RV PARKI Lot#31l6 $45,0001
-"VIKINGS" PRARIE 1.25 ACRE LOTSI Se.eral at $35,000 ea.1


"[i lriuImumlre1 lral mm1er1rpur1 l
1). SIVMH Split Plan- Furnishings
optional Nice nzed bedromrns and baff-
but the best part is the "Storage Building'
Lhat- oIlc"ka U-te Lake ,\cce Canil
kicJher, and bath. cred con eed
con 'cte crpc.rt. aund~ are ir-,Esh at r r
thCe.nirP's ai.nanda Lbcui ramp The ot
i, -'tuated-oinh mnutei trm ti-, B HR
lanra. (#g92901)
2). SWIV-I with addition in Brindaban
Forest 3 bedroom 2 bath Don't over-
look thjs new i, renovated imimacu-
late marnifacturred home n%-th addi.
bone on 1.'2 acre. included are all
appliances, workshop, large shed,
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screened porcen ard mucn mnre
$99,900. (i 90399)
3). SWMH rented on.smaller lot (.172 acres).
2nd kor .- ctde.red -.J rd', r:' bu, d l Ir.
1a-i 2 Lov tobita -." E are Ld di, h:.jmT.
and le ff rr, t-,.ld h..r,,:.n'tl unl C>:,rrpl.'r"J Lh-2n
re-it ut mcr 'T r.r um-, ,-Mr,-II Lrs.:.-rr, .tall
a'Tn lot .r ihowinn .'",_,-, h" I 11 r.[.Ln
41. Looking for Peace and Quiet? Thi,_
i I'W 4 2 'S, MiH ,. iLh '41.ixl4-T addion
and 12,20 enckl'-d rzroni porch 100'I
back deck 1, 2 .a,.e tenced in lot. brand
new metal iooft extra inulation nrie
flooring. ni-. bd'Jrub' and nei anel-
Min, Plen-v oft ti e Asking $15001.1
t'ff27441t


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WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can
afford, says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:


* Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
* Hymer'says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
* The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITn." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurancee are added to the PITI.
* Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 26 to 33 p-rcent range
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
* Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. ,

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ALL DEVELOPER-OWNED LOIS ARE NOW PRICED AT $180,000 EACH!
CALL DONALD A. RENF NZ DIRECTLY FOR LOT AVAILABILITY!
092379 Trailer park on Rim Canal 6 totaOsibes including 5 existing trailers. Call Geraldine Patent!
$92684-5 Doublewide on 6 plallied hots. plus singlewide on one lot. Kissimmee River Estates
vicinity just west of Kissimmee River cliff #70. All offers submitted! Call Geraldine Patent'
'Tieoffedngsamsuledtopmrle.&om.oiiiiion.ormtlidrawalWItIIOLIIFIOti,
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Licensed Real -
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Kathy Godwin
Lic. Real Estate Broker

Office:
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3126 Hwy. 441 South


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Cell:
634-8708
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Pratns 1804 S. Parrott Ave.
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909 S. PARROTr AVE.
STE 13A
863-357-3030
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Cell: ,
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Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves,
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Realtor
(863) 697-1280 cell
(863) 763-5335. office
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Reflections from the Pulpit



The Cross is the only means to walk in victory


By Reverend Jim Dawson
Assistant Pastor,
First United Methodist Church
As the Word of God bears it out
throughout its entirety, God has
provided only one solution for sin-
ful, hurting humanity. That solu-
tion is "Jesus Christ and Him Cruci-
fied, for our sins." The Cross is the
means, and the only means, by
which the sinner can be saved,
and as well, the only means by
which the Christian can walk in
victory.
Most of the Church readily
understands the Cross as it relates
to the initial Salvation experience,
but has little knowledge whatsoev-
er as it regards to the part the Cross
plays in the abundant life of the
Saint. If you are a Christian and
your life is a day to day struggle
then you are going to want to give
close attention to this message,
because if we are to become the
people and Church that God
wants us to be, then we must
adhere to His Word.
Every Christian must under-
stand, that every single problem
that faces humanity has been
addressed by Jesus Christ at the
Cross (Colossians 2:14-15). This
means that for every problem, the
Christian should be directed to the
Cross. There and only there will
the Christian, find the solution to
their problems? The Lord gave to
the Apostle Paul the meaning of
the New Covenant, which pertains
to what Jesus did for us at the


Cross. So in effect, the meaning of
the New Covenant is the meaning
of the Cross.
In Romans, Chapter 6, we are
told as it regards to the crucifixion
of Christ, who incidentally suffered
as our Substitute, that we actually
died with Him in His Crucifixion,
were buried with Him, and were
raised with Him in "newness of
life"' (Romans 6:3-5). Obviously
we weren't physically there; how-
ever upon faith being evidenced in
Christ when we were initially
saved, in the Mind of God, this is
actually what happened. We were
literally "baptized into His death."
This isn't speaking of water bap-
tism, which is actually a symbol of
this of which we speak, but rather
the actual Crucifixion of Christ.
After becoming a Christian, all
the days of our lives, we are to con-
tinue to look to the Cross as the
source of all victory. The believers
should continue to receive the
benefits of the Cross, and to doso
for ever (Hebrews 13: 201. So the
believer is to understand, that the
source of all that he needs, is
found entirely in the Cross, and
only in the Cross. When we think,
of Christ we are not to think of Him
apart from the Cross. That is wh\
Paul kept using the phrase "in
Christ" or one of its derivatives
such as "in Him," over and over.,
The phrase refers to what Jesus
did at the Cross.
Unfortunately, many Christians
are not actually serving the Jesus
Christ of the Bible, but rather


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"another Jesus." This refers to the
fact that they are looking to a Jesus
other than the one who became
our Substitute on the Cross. Paul
said, "For if he that cometh prea-
cheth another Jesus, Whom we
have not preached, or if you
receive another spirit, which ye
have not received, or another
gospel, which ye have not accept-
ed, ye might well bear with him"
(II Corinthians 11:4). Pure and
simple, if it is not the Jesus of the
Cross, Him crucified for our sin,
then it is "another Jesus" that is
being preached, projected by
S"another spirit" which means it is
not the Holy Spirit, which amounts
to "another gospel." This is one of
several reasons why other reli-
gions are wrong (Galatians 1:8).
The Gospel of Christ is "Jesus
Christ and Him Crucified for our
sins" (I Corinthians 2:2). That's
why Paul also said: "But God for-
bid that I should glory, save in the
.Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by
Whom the world is crucified unto
me, and I unto the world" (Gala-
lians 6:14). .
We are saved by God's Grace
when we come to Him by faith
(Ephesians 2:8), but we are to
beware of "personal apostasy"
(Hebrew 3:12). Christians who
reject the teachings of Christ and
the apostles lI Timothy 4:1-2; 2
Timothy 4:3) or cease to abide in
Christ and instead becomes
enslaved to sin and immorality
(Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 23-25-28:
Romans 6:15-23) these are those


who suffer because they have
taken their eyes from Jesus who
went to the Cross for them and
may, in consequence of their own
actions, willfully forfeit the Grace
of God that brought them into sal-
vation.
If a Christian is having problems
in any capti'ity as it regards the
world, the flesh, and the Devil, that
person is to be pointed to the
Cross, making Jesus and what He
did on the Cross the object of his
faith, which will ensure the help of
the Holy Spirit. When a Christian
fails miserably, chances are that
person was trying to live their life
by their own efforts and strength,
which is woefully insufficient. The
Christian needs to be told that
everything they need has been
done by the work of Christ on the
Cross, and then point that person
back to the significance of Christ's
work at the Cross. This is true, Bib-
lical restoration (Galatians 6:1-2).
God's Word tells us, "'For sin shall
not have dominion over you: for
you are not under the law, but
under Grace" (Romans 6:14).
In the newyear of 2007 which is
coming in a few days, let's make a
commitment to the Lord Jesus
Christ who bore our shame on the
Cross that we will fix our eyes on
Him and promise to live the life that
becomes the Gospel. I am remind-
ed by the chorus of an old hymn,
"Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,"
In the Cross, In the Cross,
Be my glory ever,
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May the Lord Jesus Christ, who
died on the Cross for your sin and
broke its power over you through


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His resurrection, bless you and
shine His Light upon you so that
2007 will be the Year of the Lord in
all things thatyou do.


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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor

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Episcopalians,
Anglicans may meet
LONDON (AP) Archbishop
of Canterbury Rowan Williams
may invite representatives of the
conservative wing of The U.S.
Episcopal Church to meet with
Anglican leaders ahead of a key
February gathering on the future of
their embattled global fellowship.
In a Dec. 18 letter to heads of
the 38 Anglican provinces,
Williams said deep divisions in the
American church warrant the
move. The text of ,the letter was
posted on the blog titusonenine,
run by Canon Kendall Harmon of
the Diocese of South Carolina, and

on the blog of the Episcopal Dio-
cese of Washington.
The Episcopal Church is the
U.S. wing of the 77 million-mem-
ber global Anglican Communion,
a loose-knit group of churches that
trace their roots to the Church of
England.
Most overseas Anglicans are
conservatives who are pressuring


the American denomination to
adhere to traditional Christian
teaching on sexuality and other
issues.
But many Episcopalians count-
er that conservatives are demand-
ing a conformity of belief that was
never before required of Angli-
cans.
In 2003, the U.S. denomination
ordained the first openly gay bish-
op, V. Gene Robinson of New
Hampshire, prompting conserva-
tive Episcopalians, a minority in
the 2.2 million-member: denomi-
nation, to distance themselves
from national church leaders.
Some have left the denomina-
tion and affiliated with like-minded
traditionalists in overseas Anglican
churches. The most dramatic
departure came on Dec. 17, when
two of the largest and most promi-
nent Episcopal churches in the
Diocese of Virginia, and seven
smaller parishes in the diocese,
broke with the denomination and
joined rival U.S. church network
overseen by Anglican Archbishop
Peter Akinola qf Nigeria, an out-


spoken conservative.

Church probe finds
financial misdeeds
NEW YORK (AP) A prelimi-
nary investigation of longtime
financial wrongdoing in the
administration of the Orthodox
Church in America confirmed
claims of impropriety that outside
auditors said "centered on and
around one individual."
The Holy Synod of Bishops
and the Metropolitan Council,
which oversees church adminis-
tration, said that financial controls
had been "circumvented" at least
since 1998, and that auditors had
uncovered a "pattern of personal
use of church money" for years.
The person believed responsi-
ble for the misconduct was not
identified in the Dec. 12 statement
and no figure was released on the
amount of money involved. A
spokesman for the 400,000-mem-
ber church, based in Syosset, N.Y.,
said he could provide no further
details.


Church leaders commissioned
the audit following claims by for-
mer treasurer, Protodeacon Eric
Wheeler, that the church chancel-
lor, Robert S. Kondratick, and Met-
ropolitan Theodosius, the now
retired head of the church, were
the chief perpetrators of "financial
corruption."
Among the wrongdoing audi-
tors said they uncovered were fal-
sified financial reports and
attempts to divert money that had
been donated to charity.
Harry Kutner, an attorney for
Kondratick, said Tuesday "it's pret-
ty obvious" the person singled out
in the report is his client. Kutner
insists that the clergyman, who
was dismissed as chancellor in
March, did nothing wrong. "He
has nothing to hide," Kutner said,
arguing leaders of the denomina-
tion are scapegoating Kondratick
to maintain their authority in the
church.
Theodosius, who retired in
2002, declined to comment.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 29,
through Thursday, Jan. 4, 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. ,
Theatre II "Charlotte's Web"
(G} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "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.mi. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs


You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,0,00 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for
their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neglect-
ed children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In
Distress is a community-support-
ed agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and. Palm'
Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can inmile
up to 20 lIends to join 'ou for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft, for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red, Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and, tal-
ents to.help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to,a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are, looking-
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
youth.

Public recycling,
drop-off bins open.
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave, The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, alu-
minum and metal cans, corrugat-
ed cardboard, glass jars and
bottles and plastics #1 through
#3 are accepted at the public
facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Rus-
sell Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.


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Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instrumenis 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys t Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


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


CHEST FREEZER- Westing-
house, excellent condition,
$100 (863)946-3822 or
(954)646-3217
DISHWASHERS (2) GE, White,
Like new! $250 for both, will
sep. (863)634-2514
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE w/ cart $20,
will sell separate
(863)763-3982Z
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- GE Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
$125 (863)612-5457


BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good condition. $35.
(863)763-0634



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


Shutters &
Gutters, inc.




Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okee6hobee
License #765


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
DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon..
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,.
with tags. $40
'(863)634-5038



COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB HiD.
CD burner, 17" non. W-n2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960 ,
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
WEB TV- (3) (2) New, In box,
Magnavox Plus, Sony, (1)
Magnavox Classic, $75 will
sell separate (863)763-2773
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BEDRM SUITE: Qu. Sz., Rustic
Ranch, Brand new! Paid
$3800, Now $1000. Must go
by 1/91n (863)634-9634 .
BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900,or best of-
fer (863)357-5883
CHINA CABINET- For Buffet,
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
and sneit with light, $35
(863)763-1997.
COACH, MICROFIBER:. Sec-
tional. Tan. Like new condi-
tion! $500. (863)634-5943
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or best offer. (863)467-1532
DINING ROOM TABLE- Smoke
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
new. $500. (863)234-3470
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
$200. (561)261-0766
GLIDER CHAIRS- 2, PVC high-
back cushioned w/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
(863)467-8607 .
LIVING RM SET: 3 pcs, Glass
Top Dining Rm. Tbl & 6 chairs,
Brand new dbl. bed/mattress.
$1000 for all! (863)447-0921
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
offer (863)467-4871
PATIO/PORCH TABLE- 36",
Round, White. $40.
(863)467-8607
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress,
boxspring and frame, $100
(863)946-3822 or
(954)646-3217
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
SOFA, LEATHER, Brown, $300
or best offer. (863)634-9634
Must go by January 9th.
SWIVEL ROCKER/RECLINER:
High back, beige. $150.
(863)357-8788
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
(863)612-5457


ANTINIO ZOLI: 20 ga mag,,
over/under, 28' bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
ceiver. $475.937-215-0307.
COLT- 1903, Type Ill, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 51/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
frame. $375.937-215-0307
PISTOLS (2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic. $350 for both, will
sep. (502)931-8101
Remington 700PSS
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 -$300
Model 351PD $375
(561)951-8767
RIFLE- Marlin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope In box $350.
(863)763-4961



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
863-675-2822.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer. (863)467-6088


LADIES RING, European cut,
1/3ctw, white gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy, cu-
ban link. $500 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee ,


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ANGEL FISH- $5.00
08631357-1365
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 (863)983-7702
CAT- Siamese Lynx Point
Snow Shoe With white
paws. Male. 3 mo. $500.
(863)357-3369.
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christifias, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
$450-S600 (8631983-7211
COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers 7
months old. $300
(863)634-24,9 anytime
PARAKEET Only $101
863-763-4088


POOL TABLE, Slate w,acces-
sores $450 or best otter
(863)467-6088



CAR AUDIO: 4 Mempnis 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
SURROUND SOUND- Brand
new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
(863)675-3228


BIG SCREEN TV- RCA, in ex-
cellent condition, beautiful
picture, $600
(863)357-1430
SONY- 32", P-in-R Great pic-
ture. New $1600. Asking
$225.(863)467-8504


DRILLS- Craftsman cordless.
1- 8.4 & 1-13.2, Good con-
dition. $25. for both
(863)763-0625
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$790. (863)697-8837
WOOD SPLITTER- 20 ton,
splits wood up to 18" long.
very good condition-$500
(863)763-7584


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BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20
(863)763-3982
NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT
SYSTEMS, (2), with 45
games, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-7721
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $275 like
new, (863)467-8683
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299
TMX ELMO! New 10 th Anni-
versary Edition, in box.
$130.(561)818-1352


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. RobertsfA. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WATERFRONT LOT, Wanted in
Treasure Isle or on Taylor
Creek. Call Curtis
561-801-1871


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
in box. $10. (863)763-1997
:Medcl Items0

BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
message
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


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



BASS GUITAR, Fender Jazz,
Marcus Miller Signature
model, Like new, $575.
(863)357-7406
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
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
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HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
WESTERN SADDLE, Black, Ex-
cellent. $200.
(502)931-8101
WESTERN SADDLE- Leather,
16" soft seat, brand new
$275 or best offer
(863)467-7295



LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
$150 (863)517-1574
REAR TINE TILLER- very good
condition, asking $75
(863)763-7584
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp.Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $350 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery.' 0 $125
(239)986-0296


STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365

Rentals



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



APT. 1BR/1BA & AN EFFC'Y
Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
Includes utilities.
No pets. 561 329-8205
Beautiful 2BR Close to town,
Remodeled, Like new! Only
$825 mo. includes water bill.
Call 561-255-4377.
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(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
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $575
mo. + sec. Furnishedincludes
utilities. (863)467-5616



EXCELLENT T/H KING'S BAY,
2br, lba, Pool, Tennis, Shuf-
fleboard. $875. mo. + $875.
Sec. Call Kelly 863-697-6428


BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS:
Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. 863-634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Six 8th St.
3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A, city
water. $950/mth, 1st & last.
863-634-0663
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 11/2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
comel $1100. me. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info. 8am-5pm.
(863)357-6700
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
floonng. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
paet considered. $850/mo. 1st,
ast & sec. (941)504-3954
OKEE. Basswood, 3br, 2ba,
Almost brand new. Rent with
opt to buy. $1300. mo. + 1st
& last secdep. 772-216-4873
OKEECHOBEE: 3213 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
last. 863-634-0663
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $1000 mo. +
1st, last & sec. Seasonal
$1500/mo.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental


Agriculture



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









14 Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 30, 2006


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


Real Estate
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 5th Wheel on site
$2800. (863)946-2270


OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area,,(3) 1I acre lots,
raised at $55k each, now
$50k each. (863)357-8229


Outof State o .
Prperty- Sale 100 PRIME
JR4! JB6 WATERFRONT

Wiruiouse6 Spac 17 REAL ESTATE
Waterfront Property 1080
FOR SALE OR
CondosTownh ss RENT

OAK LAKE, 1br, iba; Apt. on a (863)467-8683
corner $87,500. or best of- OR
fer. Will sell fast! (863)697-1280
863-634.5628 (63l9-12. 0


Mobile Homes
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 +bd.
20a, watertront, pool, lacuzzi,
florida room, screen room.
new medal rool,i lenced yard
w/spnnkier, Owner modivaled, ''"" i' 0
Pce reduced $149,000 Lot 05
(863)763-1673 M Part212010
Possible Rent to Own M Homes Rent'20158
MbBUCHEARIDGE Homes Sale 2020
DUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move Inl l
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access. Mi
Owner financing avail.
$185.000. (863)634-5236
OKEECHOBEE 3br. 2ba w/gar- BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2br. 2ba
age on 1/2 acre N Lake 0Ol wide, CA. rreai. No pets,
Country Esi. quiet neighbor- Yearly lease. $650/moio
hood $185h 863-357-6930 $1200sec (863) 763-4031


Community Events


Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will sponsor
the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Monday, Jan. 15. The
march will start alt 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown School and proceed to the
Park Street gazebo, where a speech will be heard. The line up for the
parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the First Baptist Church, 401-
S.W. Fourth St., and will follow the traditional parade route, starting at
10 a.m. After the parade, the marchers will return to Douglas Brown
School where there will be activities. To place an entry in the parade -
such as a group on foot, horseback, bikes, a float or vehicle contact
George Robertson at (863, 610-0973 or Bertha Boswell at (863) 763-
4823.
AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sat-
urday, Jan. 27, from 8:3Q a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic
Church fellowship hall at the corner of Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to complete the course.
You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AAI auto insur-
ance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your Florida auto
insurance agent for your three-year discount upon completion of class.
For information and reservations, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-
0351.
Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will wel-
come Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services oh Sunday,
Jan.21, 2007, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 22, at
6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 23. at 6:30 p.m.; and a special youth program
on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Rev. Duckworth is a
general evangelist for the Western North Carolina Conference of the
United Methodist Church. He was a church pastor and lay speaker
prior to becoming a full time evangelist.
CCC won't meet in December
The Community Collaborative Council will not meet in December.
The next. meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the School
Board office located at 700 S.\W Second Ave. For information call (863)
462-5000. ext. 257.
Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet Thurs-
day, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Snow Flower and the
Secret Fan," a novel by Lisa See. At the beginning of the meeting titles
will be chosen for discussion in the next six months. Anyone who likes
to read and discuss books is invited. For information, call Jan at (863)
357-9980e
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on.Saturday, Jan. 27,2007, from 9 am. until 3 p.m. For
information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of'the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-
MAIN.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18; 2007. The contests
consist ol quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and wood-
working. There willalso be food competitions such as home baking
and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories
such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable.
Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syretlt at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9
a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.


Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seek-
ing an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The building
the mural %\ill be painted on is the Embarq Sprint building located in
the heart of the City of Okeechobee at I10 S Parrott Ave. The expected
size of the mural should cover the. front of the t\\o-slor' by 30-foot
building The there of the mural %\ill feature the history of the tele-
phone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required for this
project. The mural committee is accepting designs and proposals for,
this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please con-
tact Bridgette \\aldau at (863) 467-7.300 for infoi mation.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch olfers a basic
H IV AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For information
call (863) 357-MAIN. '
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200) N.W. Second St., will be-
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities-
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at visitingg Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from I
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor, for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or/ visit www.flori-
dasac.org.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.


Center offers parenting classes
The Piegnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a conunuous ten-week Iree parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at 1.8631) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863. 763-0437.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a panrt of the committee or to place an entry of a float, vehicle,
horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at 1.863.1 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee
The blood mobile \\ill be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 411 N on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m until I p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month Irom 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped For information, call 1863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search'for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their vweb site at w ww.ticobs.org: or, call (863) 462-5350.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
.Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (8631 763-2893, or drop
them offat their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, .is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and 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, Mon-
day-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding: basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82- FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
OKEECHOBEE'S"GARDENOF Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Corn- Runs and looks real good. Cougar '88, excellent body,
EDE'" onthe Rim Canal. plete rebuild w/less than 75 Asking $2500 or best offer bad motors, have motors.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2 hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank (863)634-3344 $600 neg. (561)676-0427
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical charger, tournament rigged.
oasis. Monthly, Annual & Ranger trailer w/new wheels & YAMAHA 750 Special 1979, LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1 r986,
Seasonal Rates. Call today! tires, Cover. Always garaged. Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600 NC, Excellent condition. Gar-
(772)215-0010 Excellent condition. $10,000. Lost title. (863)467-2609 af- age kept. $900 or best offer.
kbisfishcamp.com (561)262-0493 ter3pm (772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.
promaxl3@adelphia.net S pMR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, white,
Great mileage, FM/CD, Good
OKEECHOBEE- Town & Coun- COACHMAN CATALINA LITE GO CART, 1 Seater, 5 hp, shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
:ry. 2br i1a. insulated 10 x 200136.5Ft., FrontBedroom, Briggs & Stratton, Runs PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990:
36 Floridarm, 13 x 46 car- bunk beds in rear, jackknife good. Nice Christmas Gift! Only 36,000 original miles.
port, Laundry rm, furnished, couch & slide out. $10,000. B 50.(863)801-3890 $1800. 863-228-1094
storage shed, $19,500 neg. (863)467-2309 or e-mail GO CART- runs, $300 SATURN 2000: AC; runs
(863)467-0284 fourbear@earthlink.net (863)634-7706 great. Asking $3000 or will
TREASUREISLAND MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978, trade o mal truck.
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet .ir glrjuAC produil. 2 I A nai 863-342.351
sec dep. (561)743-4331 E6000 5612-21 0

VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA RI.ALTA '99- 23J n ri n T
adult ark. Fully furnished. gl.ow r 135 0"0 DODGE 3500- '03 Dually, n-
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport, derson 05 Gosenrieck 25'.
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'. 1863,,-1-0898 Automobiles 4005 Auf..tang '03 skidsteer, low
$20,500. (863)763-2318 SCREEN ROOM- Zipi to 35- Autos Wanted 4010 nrs acheucni '00 Mini-
mntor nome awriinri Paji Classic.Cars 4015 e.c TB016 All or Parl Call
JoIn all the people who ,600 a, ing $200 Conmercial Trucks 4020 (863)673-5185
say, "I sold R In the clas- i86 i36o10-1964 Construction
selds." Equipment.. 4025 I'ilF uirlee
S Foreign Cars 4030 1 jrie 03
D Four Wheel-Drive 4035
Recre ROYALS INTER'L- 40- 2 shae Heavy Duty Tricks4040 DODGE RAMCHARGER- 5 2.
ORlcnReaLr PkiEl Cona, los P earts RepaIrs: 4045 V-8 Good conalon Many
02801.3202or6912425 port Utility 405 DeSioner 1239i369-9 25
1i- t o p T r w' e ; '4 M
-"o Jet Skis 30U1ilIty'Trilara 4065 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
CabIers/RVe 3010 Vasll .- 4070 1991.4x4, Good for work.
Jet s/RVekis 3015 YAMA Approv 80K org. mis $1200
.JetSkie 3015 YAMAHA WAVERUNNER orbesioter 863-675-4019
Marine Accessories 3020 1993 wilr, iraieir Run, good. I i
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 $1000 |863467-5299
Motoroyoles 3030 $01 Gl Cr 407
Sport Vehcls/ATVu 3035 Mai CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recond-
i e ll s 1-95 Gooo trans & body & tAneCUCA'95. n
1-96 Good motor. $300 lor tio $1695. 863675147

BANCHORS, Fenders, oulria. both. 12391867-1558 s R a
gers, $50 for all or ll p CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70hp arate.(863)6740281 cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door. CHEVY TRANSMISSION- 4
Johnson, trailer. $750 M oIcyl I Auto. White.1 Owner. $850 speed w.ciulrin and lly-
18631447-0270 or bel oier. i863i357'-1692 wnreei $450 1631697-3895
PONTOON BOAT, 24-I brip DIRT BIKE-'02 Honda .'.RBOR. DODGE STRATUS '98 Every- FORD- '86, F350., DieelI
Evrnrude. $191)00 E..celieni conaridiin 1000. Iinoa w orks' $2000 or besi par ls. iruc k. $800
18631763-9998 Form (863)634-2475 oter 863-612-5558 1561)951-8767


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


King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to. CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
lock down trailers. Also an- white, clean, 2 door,
tennas for radios (2). $100 custom, big block / auto.
for all. 772-812-3300 $6500.863-674-0898
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4
diamond plate. $100 neg. door, 5 speed, 4 new tires.
863-763-0852. A/C works. $4700. or trade
SUBWOOFER & AMP: 12" for F250 (863)673-6819.
Rockford sub in box. Alpine FOR 35 ALLY90, 46
320 watt 5 channel amp. FORD F350 DUALLY'90, 460
$200neg.863-801-1683. engine, Gas, runs good.
$2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03 N. Okee 863-697-2434
Dodge Hemi 5.7. $150. Call
Jess (863)634-5020
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
rinms. Fits Fords & GM'$950. great, $4000 or best offer
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454 (863)634-0949 or
TIRES (4) Super Swamper (863)763-6322
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450. p"
(863)697-0845 UtilTiler 46
TIRES(6): 351250x16 5, Su-
per Swarrper TSL Radials, 4 REESE TRAILER HITCH- load
w, good tread. 2 spare leveler, complete, $125
$300 neg 863-634-1890 (863)467-4328
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass
gray, ils '02 current Dodge
Ram snort oed. $700 Call
Heather (863',697-0328 CHEVY, '94, Excellenl running
condition. Very dependable.
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, lor $900. or best olfer
small truck $75 (863)675-3228
0863357-57554
TRAILER HITCH- Ot a Buict H
Century Good (ondition. CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w,,TV
$75 (863|357-1580 & VCR, While w/blue trim
TRANSMISON 9 Che Asking $2250. neg.
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy (863763-2345/304-2289
liver irom FI Pierce to WPB ,
area. $500 863-763-2389. DODGE CARAVAN- '94., 3.3L,
V-6. Runs good. $750. or
aupM u cks 40501l I best offer.(8631634-8671

CHEVROLET P/U 1993. Greal
work iru,:ki ,1400 For more DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
inlo all863-357-5906 SPORT 1998, Runs good.
Rebuilt engine & trains
CHEVY 83, Ton, 350 auto, $2300 (239)495-0052
2wd, new motor; only 36K
mi Must see' $1100' neg
t8631763-0852 Grab a bargain trom your
FORD RANGER- 97, Good neighbor's garage,
Cord., runs good. $2000 attic, basement or clos-
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