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Vol. 96 No. 79 Sunday, March 20, 2005 754 Plus tax


Brief

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Hospice Fun Shoot
was a big stueess
The second Target Fun
SMinil to ,**iii ihi your home
town Hospice of Okeechobee,
Inc. was held at Quail Creek
l'l .II i ,IIIi On Satuilrday, Jan, 22.
A i' i pit h' I had an iiI l.i.] It
I nInIiiliII on the ti lta ';.,I il 1'L. 1
and i itll feasted oil ,1111111 ii
sandwiches, spinach salad, and
cowboy caviar prepared by
George and Mary ',* 1Hi ,I ," i i,
Da~,<. Raulerson swamp cab-
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IJnn .": ll:' Jr, M l-, Holmnes
won the R,.ail1i n~ nih l m i, ,.ii
12-gauge shotgun sponsored ini
part by Morgan Stanley. Bert
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Ik c'-, Tfantie ',iiii i-'.. iiuini and
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yiraiinag nriiran -r' to pur-
r his iMt'i,i. Mr. Mti 1, told
him til price of ilI., shirt and
the ii ii man looked hesitant,
and then stated, "\Vtll, it's for
m y fishliil i l NIt lI, Il 1, ',i .
sanova, who I ias liver and pan-
cO t ,til. ti l ain .I "
Mr. Malone told him to put
his ni(inry away and bring his
fishitn buddy to the 1,- il, in.
He said ili.if he would and he
did. Right liewi in the front row
was M'ke (',ss,ii i\., enjoying
every minute of an awesome
Wcighl-in including the top five
anglers from ,iniinl.iy being
driven tliroulh.i in aBA.S.S, l i
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Drought Index
Current: 53
Source: Florild.,i )l iis'l n ,
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.31 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.12 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Deplth given in
feet above sea level,)

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This was the scene at the starting line Salturdny morning as about 200 walkers repre-
senting 16 teams participated in WalkAmerica., a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. The
walk was just over four miles. It started and ended in Flagler Park. The March of Dimes'
mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and Infant mor-
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A look back at the 1940s


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Avaline Walker Lantz is an
Okeechobee native. Bob's
Lantz' family came to (Oke.'
chobee from Indiana where
they had moved from Lancaster,
Pa.
Sli '',, dad was pastor of the
Taylor Creek (CIuirch of the
Brethren. It was back behind
where Sue Arnold's place is.
(Arnold's Wildlife Refuge) They
came when I was in fifth qradi:,
around I'i ', said Mrs. Lantz.
' ll, sister, ,ilriliw, became my
best friend and that's when I
became Ir ii k%. %. iih Bob."
Pastor Laitz was a builder,
according to his son, He was
pastor of li,,. I'l.a.iiiL i hurch,
and then he goi i ;t 'i,\' ir Creek
Church of fli. 1 Ihrten started
and later became ih- second
pastor of 'hi. Abundant Bless-
ings church, located on ,outv
4411 ior ili
'"I worked cows for Soiniv
Williamson's father. When Alva-
line and I were., irnirig, I would
be out at a cow camp, like Pop
Ash :'ii-ihl., that's out Route 70
West and I'd ride i \ horse three
hours home Saturday afternoon
to go to church in Basinger on


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pioneers and history

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Sunday, li.ri ride 'lire. hours
back to camp un,1i after=
noon."
"We made $1 a d1,.y if we
rode a ,inpin, horse, $1.50 if
you rode your own horse and
I'I feed you and your horse
for that," said Mr. Lantz,
'"ou'dI milk it r.r: old ('r,u 1I.
er cows too. Use about a one
pound coffee can. I.liy, didn't
iie I much milk," said Mrs,
Lantz.
"It was oniuil-iliiinu to :nilk a
wild cow, said Mr. Lantz, "ii ,ii
one would hold tight to what we
called a "drafty pole. It had two
holes in thel end and you'd rope
ii1.. cow's horns real tight, then
twist, sort of like.v 3,itiiL a twitch
on a horse, to take !iinrr minds
off what you were Iinig to


:i iY '1. Thel you'd l- 'I what inil.
you could between kicks.
'Andi i... Cracker cows
could kick, too!" Mrs. Lantz
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COWS and ..niiiii., we'd Ilni
wild i'. or il iy', come
around our camp, ii.ll ng lhu.
feed we carried for the horses.
Well, we'd rope 'lie,, and tie
il-inIi p, 'li'-i pick :ilriim up on
il1- way back. You could pen
them up and I.iil,-i llin When
il,\ \\, ..fat, '-1"v'd make v., ,i1
.I-ir ii or you could sell them for
the meat and make a few dol-
lars. We'd come across Semi
noles out livTrl They fiti.iild
lh.,'., too. Whel 1 %. i,[,Ul'..lii0 a
*i. il, you'd cut its ear to make
just su"chli a mark so you could
tell whose was whose. You can't
brand a In .I,q because 1l.- brand
would grow out, so you'd cut an
ear to mark il i "
Then World War 11 care and
on iIn- morning of Dec. 7, 1941,
I',-irl Harbor was bombed Ii\
gil' Japanese. "I'll never fir r.iI
that ,.,,,, Mr. Lantz says -.1, it inI,
his head.
"I w as i il.ii.h for 'i .lili
Williamison's father 'lir,, out
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Bob and Alvaline Lantz when they were courting in the early
1940s. Bob ts wearing his army uniform with the tall riding
boots worn by mounted units In World War II.


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Membership of tl
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deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE T
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ded working the cows. We were up at
ds a cow camp, back in the north
part of the county out west of
The Okee- where the state park is now. We
is seeking had stopped to rest the horses.
o serve on The Durrance boys had a pickup
pulled up under the camp shelter
de, but are with the radio on and Sonny heard
obee Utility the news that Pearl Harbor had
de enforce- been bombed and came and told
board-land us. I'll never forget that."
J of adjust- Mr. Lantz was called up to fight
w board. in World War II, just a couple
he board, weeks after Pearl Harbor, before
e oarnsist of Christmas in 1941. "I served in a
Sontrsist ofremount unit. That's why I wore
contractors, tall boots in uniform. We were a A
ons and lay mounted unit."
or county "We got married during the -
or war in August 1943 and settled up
in Basinger. We lived there in the T
e obtained 1940s," said Mrs. Lantz, "Our fa
City Clerk's house was just where the is
e. For infor- Basinger Civic Center is now. It S
-3372, ext. was a story and a half. There was-
n't any electric there until just
izen board before the hurricane in 1949. Flori-
of, or hold da Power and Light wouldn't run
office with power out there, but Glades Elec-
he City of tric came and they did. Our house
keechobee in Basinger had carbon lights.
(Carbon filament came before the
tungsten filament used now.)
"The 1949 storm washed out
the bridge on Basinger Road (now
S.R. 98) across Chandler's Slough.
he Proper-' Rather than drive around, I drove
located in my Model a Ford roadster right
ng at 307 through it," chuckled Mrs. Lantz.
applications "You'd put an old raincoat over
I sales tax the engine to keep it dry, agreed
Mr. Lantz with a grin, "Drive on in
and come up the other side drip-
se Flonda ping Hyacinth and green stuff. It W
placed a was kind offun. th
oss from a "I had a lot of horses over the th
years, Mr. Lantz recalled. "One I
s May 1. remember was named Cricket. He
was a real character. No one could
kisses ride him but me. He just didn't like
Ily anyone else. He wouldn't even
11y pay any attention if someone
Homebuy- came to the fence if he was turned
held every out. He didn't like just fooling
110 a.m. at around. He knew his work and he
er, 454 U.S. liked to work. He's just work for
me. When I decided it was time to
informa- quit, I sold my saddle and all, so I
ext. 503. wouldn't be tempted to start back
e again. It was dangerous work and
after awhile you know it's time to
quit."
"We farmed, too. I had a Ford-
son tractor, not a Ford tractor, a
Fordson tractor," remembered Mr.
Lantz. "We called them lightning
rods," commented Mrs. Lantz
with a glance at her husband,
"that tractor was all metal, wheels
and all, and I really worried when
he was out in the fields and a
storm would come up."
Livestock wasn't fenced then.
'Cattle roamed free and grazed
wherever the grass was good.
"After all the problems with the
ticks on the deer and the cattle,
they came up with what they
called the "No Fence Law." Every-
one thought it meant there would- M
n't be any need for fences, but it th
was a sneaky thing, because what al
it meant was that if you had no
fence you had no livestock. After 01
that you had to keep your live- N(
stock in or they weren't yours any to
more," remembered Mr. Lantz de
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Courtesy photos/Bob and Alvaline Lantz
aylor Creek Church of the Brethren built by Bob Lantz'
either. It was located near where Arnold's Wildlife Sanctuary
today. Standing in front are, Left to right: Buddy LaMartin,
un Arnold, Elaine, Martha and Peggy.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Two-vehicle crash
Traffic was backed up for several blocks for almost an
hour late Saturday morning as a result of a two-vehicle
accident at the Wal-Mart intersection of South Parrott
Avenue. Traffic was stopped because the light at the
intersection was red. City of Okeechobee Police Officer
Justin Bernst said Michael Throop of Okeechobee was
driving a 1994 Chevrolet pulling a box trailer. When Mr.
Throop approached the line of stopped cars, according
to Officer Bernst, he hit his brakes. The weight of -the
loaded trailer caused the truck to skid into the rear of a
stopped Chevrolet pickup, said Officer Bernst. The offi-
cer identified the driver of the vehicle that was struck as
Lee Butler of New York. He said a passenger in the But-
ler vehicle was taken to Raulerson Hospital as a precau-
tion. In addition to City of Okeechobee Police units the
City of Okeechobee Fire Department also responded to
the accident. Officer Bernst stated that Mr. Throop was
cited for driving with a suspended license.


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he feed we carried up on the truck and he climbed up onto
he truck to try to get at it when I took this picture."


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ie Okeechobee 1930s were being settled, "The
of 1942 was able Federal court entered a final
county and city decree confirming a debt settle-
)n by the hard ment proposed by Okeechobee
County."
Glades Electric Cooperative
was formed in 1947 to bring
power to the more rural areas, like
Basinger. where Lantzes lived
then. Because of the spread of dis-
S ease carried by ticks that infected
cattle, the open range was no
more and each rancher by law
had to keep his livestock fenced
in. The storms in the late 1940s
caused the Kissimmee River to
flood, drowning cattle in the fields.
1 In October of 1947, a group of 300
r O citizens met in Okeechobee as the
Flood. Control Committee. This
4t group began the work which
would lead to the formation of the
1 Q Central and Southern Flood Con-
trol District and the channeling of
the Kissimmee River. There was
S0 only one dairy, the H.L. Chandler
Dairy.
According to U.S. Census data
the population of Okeechobee
County dropped from 4,129 in
1930 to 3,000 in 1940, but
improved pasture grasses were
being introduced, and Brahma
cattle were being crossed with the
e rs" native cracker cows. Land in Dade
and Broward Counties was being
snapped up by developers and
there was change coming to
Okeechobee.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Some infor-
mation for this story came-from
U.S. Census data, back issues of
the Okeechobee News, and "His-
tory of Okeechobee", K. Van Land-
ingham andA. Hetherington.


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Reading is fun
Yearling Middle School seventh grade reading students of Ms. Peggy Hunt recently com-
pleted two novels. After reading these novels, the students enjoyed playing a game of
jeopardy. The winning team for the novel "Esperanza Rising" (left to right): Emily Maze,
Courtney Hatfield, Tamara Rix and Patrick Caruso.


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Monday, March 21
Breakfast:
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Lunch:
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Grilled cheese sandwich
Oven baked tater tots
Diced peaches
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Breakfast:
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Tuna Salad on bun Golden corn
Mixed Fruit
Friday, March 25
No school
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Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk


Each lunch includes: choice of
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

School or is it a prison camp
I'm a parent who's child attends Osceola Middle School
(aka-prison camp), I here all the time about teachers who cuss
at students in class, yet I never here of those teachers get repri-
manded but If a child stands on the side walk that surrounds the
bus circle and does not sit there she will get what they call a mark
and if the child gets (4) of these he gets after school detention just
for standing out side. What is wrong with this picture? It's no
wonder these children are so high strung when they get home. At
break time the children are aloud to go out side for a break, but
they are not aloud to do anything accept walk in a circle or sit.
Hello, they are kids; if you let them play'like normal schools do
they would be less rowdy in class. These kids are afraid to breathe
at this school because if they do it wrong they will get after school
detention. Yet the teachers aloud to cuss go figure. How about
the school board checking on the way this school is really run. If I
was a member three little words would come to mind. But I'm to
nice for that kind of language."

Thank you Okeechobee
"Thank you residents of Okeechobee for putting up with us
"snowbirds"! We really appreciate your sharing the lake, high-
ways and most of all your warm welcome from your local
churches. I understand your frustration with us older drivers. To
the rest of you snowbirds, we can make a difference, like shop-
ping during the day and letting the working guy and gals and their
family use of the lake on weekends and to you younger people I
,leave you with this thought: As I am today, so you shall be, so
prepare yourself to follow me!"

Baby needs prayers
"Mike & Jamie Mount have a 10 month old, JW, who is strug-
gling for life. Please pray for this family and the baby."

Pelicans at Nubbin Slough
"How come there are so many white Pelicans down at Nub-
bin Slough? There'must be about 200 of them. They are all white
Pelicans and they stay right there and don't scatter anywhere."

Unbalanced reporting
"What is morality? We have a big congressional investigation
going on about Steroids in Baseball. A big publicity push to let a
comatose woman stay alive. On the other hand there are millions
that can't afford prices for health insurance and millions more
that can't afford the price of prescription drugs. Is it me that isn't
.getting a balanced reporting of who is actually getting ripped
off?"

Quilting club
"I would like to know if there any quilting groups that meet in
the afternoon or evening preferably."
(Editor's note: For information on the Tantie Quilters call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183. If there are other quilting groups in Okeechobee accepting
new members, please call the newspaper.)

Misspelled Wednesday
"I would like to know who is proof reading the Okeechobee
News. Are they a graduate of Okeechobee High School? They
spelled Wednesday wrong. Do you have the nerve to print this?"
(Editor's note, The mistake'was caught in proofing, but due
to human error, the uncorrected version of that page was sent to
the printing plant. We apologize for the error.)

Let our town grow
"I grew up here and graduated from OHS. I remember when
we were the Okeechobee Catfish and changed to the Brahmans.
A lot of us remember that change. I believe in all new business as
long as it is legal. Realize that the ones that drive over from the
coast don't want us to grow. But this is our town and lots of us
like don't like the hectic life of the coasutb I will do my part in
welcoming all new business."

Wasted money
"I just got a notice from the property tax office. A property tax
collector telling me that if my taxes are not paid, my property will
be sold at a future date. My taxeg were paid on March 3. No one
wonder the city spends so much money. Letting them send out,,
all this garbage. My check has already cleared the bank. What
kind of stupid tax collector do we have in Okeechobee? Sending
out notice on taxes that has already been paid. And I am calling
the commissioners office right now. Thank you."

Save her life
"This is my thought about Terry Schiavo, I think it should go
before the board. That girl is not bothering anybody; her parents
need her in their life. Mr. Schiavo needs to back off and go on with
his life. For God's sake we don't do our children like this and we
don't starve our animals. I think that girl should be saved and may
God bless her. Our government has wasted plenty of money at
least here it would do some good."





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Looking back...
This photograph was taken in Dec. 1959, by photographer Karl E. Holland. It was photographed west of Cape Sable
area. You can see Florida Bay in the distance. Vast areas of water and grass stretching for miles make up the major part
of the Florida Everglades as seen from this aerial view. The Everglades run southward from Lake Okeechobee for 5,000
to 8,000 square miles. Countless varieties of tropical flowers and plant life are found in this the only truly tropical area
of the United States. More than 230 varieties of birds, also deer, otters, raccoons, alligators, black bears, and panthers
are found inhabiting the territory."


Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will
be an open step meeting.

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, con-
tact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact'Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for women
overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or
(863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 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 (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For'information, call Earl at
(863)763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Informal and
informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagno-
sis.
Republican Club meets at Fat Boy's Restaurant with dinner at 6 p.m.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.The public is invited. For information contact
Gail Powers at (863) 357-6525, or Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It will
be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen
to the great oldies music.
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 Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
to join us.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. Free care for your loved
ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.



Community Events

Fundraiser planned for Bobi O'Neill
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neill will be held March 26
beginning at 11 a.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford
at (863) 763-2121.
Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April
2 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at
the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the
class is $10. Registration will be on March 26 at'8 a.m. Please call
ahead to sign up for the class. You do not have to be an AARP
member or have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over
are invited. For information, contact course instructor Mrs. D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763-0351.



Crime Prevention Tip

The best brand of lock is useless if you don't lock your home
and car doors.


Community Events

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechoblee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Cam-
pus Auditorium, 610 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their fami-
lies. Guest speakers will be Jack Frost, from the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center, and Dr. Brenda Garma, psychotherapist. The
public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E. Okeechobee, on Wednesday, March 23, at noon. This
meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Lydia
Jean Williams, Executive Director at (863) 863-357-MAIN.

Coast Guard holding GPS class
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a GPS class at the
Civic Center from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. This
popular course will help you get more out of your GPS equip-
ment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also
a must for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for
their boat. Anyone planning to attend should call (863) 467-
3085 to pre-register.

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpay-
ers, with special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax
returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working now
through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You
need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does not prepare
state income tax returns. For information contact Margaret
Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m., in
their office, located at 575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coali-
tions responsible for planning and implementing services for
pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy
families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
more information about the Coalition, please contact Executive
Director Leslie Spurlock at the Coalition office, (863) 462-5877.

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have
an image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two
sides of the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling
some of the history of the beautiful old building for $6. These
are available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Soci-
ety has reprinted the small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available
at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also available at the His-
torical Museum, whicliis open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a concert series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco
de Mayo celebration, and during Labor Day weekend festivities.
Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a
later date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Radio Club sponsors testing session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing
session for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Devel-
opment Center, 7200 U.S. 441 N., on March 23. Testing will start
at 7 p.m., and will be held in the conference room. The fee is
$14 per test session and $14 for a retake. You must bring: any
existing amateur license; a photo I.D.; $14 cash, or check made
out to "ARRL VEC"; and, if you have a license your FRN number.
For information, contact Joan Robbins (KG4YEJ).at (863) 467-
3037 or godfirst@strato.net.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 20,2005


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prime rib. sandwiches, spinach.
salad, and cowboy caviar -pre-
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USDA announces sign-up for crop disaster assistance


OKEECHOBEE Eligible
producers may sign-up for the
Crop Disaster Program (COP), a
program that authorizes crop
loss assistance for producers'
who suffered 2003 or 2004 and
certain 2005 crop losses from
damaging weather announced
.Diane Conway, County Executive
Director, of the Okeechobee
Farm Service Agency. Sign-up
began March 14. The closing
date for this sign-up will be
announced at a later date.
"We are pleased to be able to
provid'3 these benefits to pro-
ducers as quickly as possible,"
Conway said. "Drought, floods
and hurricanes are unpredictable
weather events that put farmers
and ranchers at risk in producing
a dependable and affordable
national food supply. "Eligibility
for COP is similar to that of the
2001-2002 Crop Disaster. Pro-
gram. Producers suffering a
greater than 35-percent produc-
tion loss and/or more than a 20-
percent quality loss are eligible.
The payment rate for COP has
been increased to 65 percent of
the established commodity price
for insured crops and. nonin-
sured crops, and 60 percent of
the price for uninsured com-
modities. Previous disaster assis-


tance provided payments of 50
percent of the established com-
modity price for insured and
non-insurable crops and 45 per-
cent for uninsured crops. The
payment limit is $80,000 per per-
son for all 2003/2004/2005 COP
payments. Producers may apply
for COP for any crops that are eli-
gible for coverage under the Fed-
eral Crop Insurance or the Non-
insured Assistance Program. This
program results from Congres-
sional passage last October of
the Military Construction Appro-
priations and Emergency Hurri-
cane Supplemental Appropria-
tions Act, 2005 (the Act).
As part of the CDP implemen-
tation process, USDA has pre-
pared a fact sheet that contains
information about the disaster
assistance programs. For more
information on these issues, visit
USDA's web site at http://disas-
ter.18a.usda.gov/
LAP and AILFP share many of
the same eligibility characteris-
tics, such as: A producer's graz-
ing land (LAP) or the tribal gov-
erned land (AILFP) must be
located in a county designated as
a primary disaster county under
a Presidential or Secretarial dis-
aster declaration. The county
must have been approved as a


primary disaster county on or
after Jan. 1, 2003, for a disaster
occurring through Dec. 31, 2004.
Assistance will not be available
in contiguous counties, A county
may meet eligibility require-
ments for both 2003 and 2004;
however, a producer in that
county may receive benefits for
only one of those calendar years.
Producers may receive benefits
under both LAP and AILFP for
the same year.
The 2005 Act provides that
producers who reduced the
number of livestock because of a
natural disaster shall not be.
penalized for those' reductions.
If, because of a natural disaster, a
producer sold eligible livestock
that were placed on grazing land
(LAP) or tribal governed land
(AILFP) on or after Jan. 31, 2003,
the producers will receive com-
pensation for the entire disaster
payment period. Benefits will be
based on the number of livestock
the producer would have owned
if the disaster had not occurred.
For livestock that were sold in the
course of routine business, pro-
ducers will receive benefits for
those animals only up to the date
of sale.
Producers of dairy and beef
cattle; bison and beefalo; goats;


swine; sheep; and certain
equine, elk and reindeer are now
eligible to participate in both pro-
grams. Provisions of specific eli-
gibility for each program are as
follows:
The LAP is a grazing loss pro-
gram that will pay eligible live-
stock producers for grazing losses
on a per head basis of eligible live-
stock. A producer must have con-
trol of adequate grazing land to
support the eligible livestock and
the producer must possess bene-
ficial interest in eligible livestock
that have been owned or leased
for at least three months. During
2003 or 2004, a livestock producer
.must have suffered a 40 percent
or greater 10$5 of grazing produc-
tion for three or more consecutive
months due to natural disasters.
The 2005 Act also imposes a
requirement that limits assistance
to persons with a gross revenue
limit of $2.5 million, which is a
change from the previous LAP. A
$40,000 per person payment limi-
tation also applies to LAP assis-
tance.
AILFP will provide reimburse-
ment of expenses for purchases
of livestock feed for producers
whose livestock were on tribal-
governed land at the time of a
natural disaster. Payments are


made directly to the livestock
owners and based on the smaller
of either 30 percent of basic feed
needs, stated as the Animal Unit
Day (AUD) for eligible livestock,
or the actual dollar amount of
livestock feed purchases record-
ed on receipts.
As in the past, tribal govern-
ments will request to enter into a
government-la-government con-
tract for areas meeting the loss
criteria. In addition to meeting
other loss criteria, the tribal gov-


erned land must have had a loss
of grazing production in excess of
35 percent. Livestock owners will
receive benefits for the actual
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U .li buddy, Mike Cassanova, who has
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Anglers took time to visit with Mike Cassanova, a seriously ill local man who attended the said that he would and he did.
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Mike Cassanova enjoying every
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Spring is here. The snowbirds
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However, the good news is that
there will be more tee times
available and the greens fees
will be much more affordable.
The warm weather also
brings, many opportunities to
support worthy causes by play-
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fortunate to have fun on the
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work these events. Playing in
them is easy but planning a
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somebody needs to run these
events, and I have finally accept-
ed the assignment to help put
together a tournament.
If you ever 'have thought
about taking on such an assign-
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from some of my planning. The
event is the Inaugural Eastern
Financial Florida Credit Union
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work needed for a successful
tournament. I recruited eight of
my best co-workers to form a
team, -and thiswas eight months
prior todthe event!
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charity to benefit from. the pro-
ceeds. We wanted to help sever-
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the United Way's Helping Chil-
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has the ability to provide leads
for sponsors and volunteers for
the event. We also had to decide
on a goal for our fund-raising
efforts. Our group has high
expectations and is determined
to raise even more than our
goal!
Next, we needed a venue.
Cost, availability, catering facili-
ties and location were all consid-
ered. We selected Don Shula's
Country Club in Miami Lakes.
This is a fine course, that golfers
of all abilities love to play. The
awards dinner will be held in the
Championship Season room
and the food is always excellent
at Shula's.
Now came the difficult part.
We needed a theme that would
set us apart from the multitude
of events that are available to
sponsors and players. Being a
mid-handicapper, I offered my
opinion to the committee that
we should make the event fun
for golfers of all abilities. My
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longest or straightest drive. And,
I'm never closest to the pin. I've
never driven away with a new
car for a hole-in-one or won a
.putting contest. My passion is to
play and I don't need to win any
of these events, but it would be
nice to have a chance. So, the
committee began the effort of
coming up with unique games
that all golfers would have a
chance to win. Here are a few:
The putting contest will be
hosted by Stanley C. Panther (he
has plenty of free time these
days!). The winner will receive
an autographed Panthers hock-
ey stick. Don't bother bringing
your putter though; you'll have
to use a hockey stick to win this
contest!
Instead of a straightest drive,
this event will feature the


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winner for slice and hook! With
this kind of pressure, you'll
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middle!'
The Bermuda triangle will
replace the longest drive. Land a
drive in the right spot and you
win a prize. We decided to keep
of few of the favorites, such as
"closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-
one prizes, but have made an
effort to get some very special
prizes. One of the hole-in-one's
will be for a Hybrid Ford Escape.
With gas prices as high as they
are, this will be a coveted award.
One of the closest-to-the-pins
will receive a Carnival Cruise for
two in the President's Cabin.
Somebody will walk away with
'this awesome prize!
Plus, we wanted a goodie
bag that was different, so we will
provide an empty one at regis-
tration, that will get filled as the
players make their way around
the course (kind of like trick-or-
treating on Halloween!).
The team has worked hard to
get sponsors and donations for
our raffle and silent auction.
Items such as round-trip tickets
on Spirit Airlines will be raffled
and, auctioned. Another' cuise
on Carnival will also be auc-
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through in a B.A.S.S. type final
dayweigh-in.
Many of the anglers took time
to sign the H/T shirt that Mike
wanted and to stay to shake
hands and encourage him. It was
then presented to him to the
delight of Mike and his family.
Herb Bringer was also on hand
to visit with Mike and talk about
Herb's brother Russ who died
fr6m this disease.
"it is with enthusiasm that
Headturners3.com has agreed to
host all the tournament festivities
at the Second Annual Russ
Bringer Memorial bass tourna-
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on Ma 28 benefiting the V Foun-
dation research for pancreatic
and other cancers," stated Head-
turners3.com tournament direc-,


tor Pat Malone. I couldn't help
but notice Mike throughout the
day as I emceed the tournament
weigh-ins and I caught my mind
drifting to the fact of how fortu-
nate all of us with good health
are. Fishing really kind of seemed
unimportant when looking out
there at Mike who had lost 64
pounds in a matter of weeks due
to his illness, but if we were not
fishing, then his day would not
have been "made" like it appar-
ently was. I would like to thank
the anglers who stayed after the
tourney to visit with Mike. They
are truly a classy bunch of guys. I
would also like to thank Herb
Bringer who personally took
time to talk with Mike about his
great brother Russ who passed
from this disease."


every player will be custorn fit-
ted with a pair of Maui Jim sun-
glasses.'These are sunglasses
that retail for up to $200 a pair,
and are never discounted. I own
a pair and they ar6 the best sun-
glasses I've ever worr!

So, every player will receive
lunch, golf and dinner. Plus a
great goodie bag full of unique
items. And one raffle. ticket and
one putting contest entry. Not to
mention a chance for incredible
prizes in unique games that
everyone can win.

So, will we reach our goal?
Will we sell-out the field? Stay
tuned! In the meantime, there,
are still a few opportunities for
sponsorships left. And you can
get into the field of this scram-
ble. Players pay only $350, but
receive so much more than that
- while helping a worthy cause.
Make a weekend out of it! The
event is May 6, a Friday after-
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hotel accommodations (and
great steaks!). Plus you will be
close to The Sawgrass Mills Out-
let Mall, South Beach or catch
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The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, March
18, through Thursday, March 24,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "The Pacifier" (PG)
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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VA vans are
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increased the days the 'A vans
transport veterans to the \Vest
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are no\v running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at I.S63.
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last tour
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair scooter lilt
is needed. All appointments music
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please :ontact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans '
service officer.
Free pregnancy


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The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
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organization, offers free pregnan-
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all ages. \Ve offer free and confi-
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counseling, referrals lor a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. -)per-
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4 p.m. on TuesdayN and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave, across from the
movie theatre. For more informa-
tion or appointments call 763-
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Free parenting
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Free six-week parenting class-
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welcome. For details call 763-
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Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
X unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee Newos
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer









Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
Th"e Daily Okeechobee Ne Is A Equal OpportunityEmEployer





Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff. -






Positions Currently Available Include:
WVeling ,' Fabricator IVal,-, 1d-Il nlOer
i: ,tShip Helper Pump I.Vater Trearninrt Fedi
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That .Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
SIs Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


ECKERD YOUTH
Alternatives a leader in therapeutic education programs
for youth-at-risk, is seeking a floater Shirt Supervisor at
our Okeechobee FL facility. Work schedule varies.
You will provide supervision for counselors,model ap-
propriate adult behaviors for the youth, develop personal
relationships, and help at -risk kids get back on track.
Must possess ability to assist troubled youth in develop-
ing skills needed to succeed in society. Promote youth
helping themselves and others, act as a mentor model-
ing solid choices, and foster partnerships on behalf of
youth, parents and community.
High School diploma or equivalent required, bachelor's
degree preferred. Three years of directly related
professional experience including at least two years as a
residential group counselor and experience in planning
and scheduling. Excellent salary/benefits
package including.
Send resume to:
Angie Leide, EYA FAX 727-442-5911:
online at www.eckerd.org


Therapeutic Assistant (TA)
JOB FAIR

March 22-24, 2005. 8:30am-5:30pm
Holiday Inn Express in Arcadia, FL
The Florida Civil Commitment Center is a secure
residential behavioral health facility located in Arcadia,
Florida. Located one hour from Sarasota on Rt. SE 70.
The Center is operated by Liberty Behavioral Health
Corporation. We are seeking TA's to help monitor the all
adult male residents' behaviors and help foster a positive
residential therapeutic environment. As a valued team
member you will receive $12.98/hr. on the day shift or
$13.73/hr. on the night shift. You would also receive
health insurance, 401K plan and ample paid time off.
Call Carol Wertley at:
800-331-7122 or 610-389-7437.


Email: carolw@libertyhealth.com. EOE.


LYKES BROS, INC. RANCH DIVISION
Has openings for MECHANIC
@ the Brighton Corner location.
Applicants must have one (1) year prior experience
with farm and diesel equipment, have own tools and
a valid Florida Drives license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V



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

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING A
DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated. A mini-
mum of Class D License required. Clean driving record
and people skills a must!
Apply in person to Taylor Rental,
523 N. Hwy. 98, Okeechobee, FL 34972


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

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


Dental Assistants,
Hygienists & Front Desk
FT or PT, flex schedules,
exc. compensation pkg.
Fax resume to:
561-333-4987
Drivers & Helpers
(Must bel21))
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
GILBERT
CHEVROLET CO.
Has an immediate opening
for the position of Title
Clerk/Contract Processor/
Inventory Control. Experi-
ence preferred. Must be
detail oriented and be able
to multi-task. Fax resume
to 863-763-1744 or apply
in person at the reception-
ist desk M-F, 9-5.
No phone calls
please.
EOE/DFWP.
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT





Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Mar. 28th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
Homecare Medical Co.
seeks F/T Driver Service
Reps for the greater Okee-
chobee area. Must have
strong people skills, clean
driving record, work on
call and complete paper-
work. Must be highly moti-
vated. To apply, please
call
(863)763-7337 ask for
Cindy.EOE, M/F/H.


Senior Nursing Supervisor & NEEDED
Registered Nurses LAUNDRY
The Florida Civil Commitment Center is a secure I AI fER
residential behavioral health facility located in ORKER
DeSoto County, FL.
Immediate full time openings for RNs and a Senior Seeking mature,
Nursing Supervisor. Experience in psychiatric or responsible
correctional setting a plus, person to work full
Competitive salary & benefits package, time in laundry.
8-hour work week. Must be Bilingual.
One hour southeast of Sarasota and Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley at 800-331-7122/day or Apply In Person At:
610-389-7437/evening, fax resume to 610-668-7689 W
or email: carolw@libertyhealth.com. EOE. 406 N.W. St.


OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211


Office Manager
needed for pre-cast
concrete manufacturing
plant in, South Bay, Flori-
da. Must have strong
Microsoft Word and
Excel skills and
HR experience.
Bookkeeper
Peachtree System, A/P,
A/R, payroll through
trial balance. Willing to
train prior bookkeeping
knowledge required.
Please fax resume to:
David 561-992-5052
or email to:
davidsmith@
supranos.com

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PROPERTY
HOUSING
REPAIRS
Lykes Citrus Manage-
ment Division has an
opening for a full time
Property Housing
Repairs person. Qual-
ified applicants must
have experience in
making electrical,
plumbing, carpentry,
masonry and roofing
repairs. Heavy lifting,
overhead work &
crawling required.
Lykes offers competi-
tive wages, benefit
package and paid hol-
idays.
Interested applicants
should apply i person
at the Lykes basinger
Grove office', 490
Buckhorn road (8
miles East of Lorida
on Highway 98).
Affirmative
Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V
Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer

Real Estate Closer
Exp. in title exam,
bank docs, pre-closing.
Exc work environment,
salary DOE.
Law office 763-1119.

SALESPERSON
needed for Badcock Furni-
ture. Will Train. No phone
calls

SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
tation. (863)634-7455

Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
863-824-0802


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TREASURE COAST

S HOSPICES
Serving Marcin, Okeechobee & St. Lucie

LPN: Per Diem
Must Be Compassionate & Caring.
Needed to handle Crisis Care Visits.
Home Care Experience a Plus.
Please send resumes to:
resumes@hospicetc.org.
or Fax to: 772-403-4529.


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consideration, forward your resume to: HRMC, Attn: Human Resources,
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RN, LPN & CNA NEEDED
For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handi-capped woman in
Okeechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-643-5765

STORE CLERK
(3) 10 hr days every other
weekend required
(863)763-9658


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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
'of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Setter
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but. occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.



Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435



BOOKKEEPING '
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax. re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
"(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380


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

Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze


CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140






SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141




HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.





Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5.30
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins-Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 5S5
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies-
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER- 3,/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 ,'
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER-'94,3%1
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763:-
4365.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.
JUKEBOX
Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
$1500
(863)467-6573


DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-
9946..

MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.


RANGE, Counter Top, GE,
Electric, Smooth Cook
Top. White. Like new.
$100 (863)467-4035
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.



REFRIRATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Sidle By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
Refrig/Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition,
$200 firm
(863)467-7953.
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.



TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.



BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033..

BIKE, 3 Wheeler, #87 Tay-
lor Creek Lodge. Located
at 2730 Hwy. 441 SE
$100.
MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.


STORAGE SHED
70x80 metal 15'H
$12,000
(561)310-6611



MOBILE HOME WINDOWS,
(3) 24"x52" $36 or will
sep. (863)357-7065

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or % /box 11 4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 52Wx49%H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216



Car Seat, Jumperoo
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
will sep. 863-357-7136
TODDLER BEDS
(2) racecar & firetruck
Good cond. $100 or
will sep. (863)697-1706


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, .beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.


Sports Cards, 6000+,
SBaseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,.
$100. (863)697-8547 .



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers,' 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
. $275 (863)763-9135


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FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420



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ELECTRIC wheel chair lift
for mini bus or van. $400/
best offer. (863)801-6182
Paul


CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, $200 neg. Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
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Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984
TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. lv. mess.



GUITAR '02 GIBSON Gothic
Les Paul w/emg pick-ups
$800 or best offer
(863)634-3856



EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.



BEAGLE, Male -CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $300.
(863)528-9897
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567. .


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


. APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300..
(863)675-5066.
WESTERN' SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



BRIGGS & STRATON,
11 HP riding mower
engine $25 works good
(863)357-0872
LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613
Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113




RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.

RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1400. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places q10
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 922'
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


BRAND NEW- From floor'to
ceiling 2/1, w/small extra
room, in town, $850/mo
FLS, (863)634-3604..
EFFICIENCY APTS
All utilities paid
except phone. Furnished.
Adult Community. No Pets.
Sec. Dep. req'd. (863)
357-2044 9am-5pm


BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)873-
2784.


CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634..
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
Entertainment Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep. (863)763-9135,
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo- old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

SLIP COVERS, Sure Fit, 12
fabric for sofa & love seat,
natural color, $65.
(863)467-2045
YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.



GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard



EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond 772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



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



ON WATER Primrose park
furnished $500 mo. call
Vicky 863-763-8711




GLOBE 1973,33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
OKEECHOBEE, Clean, Park
model w/roofover, carport,
turn., W/D, FL rm. Vantage
Oaks 863-357-1180
PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front, Large Florida
Room, furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228


FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter, pool system. $35
(863)763-2692
POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star DE, $75. (863)467-
6573




POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878



SPEAKERS, 2, JL AUDIO
w/Box and Alpine 700W
amp. $900. 863-697-2423

STEREO SPEAKERS
(1 pair) For home system.
170 max watt, 12", 3 way.
$50 (863)467-5500
STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159
SNAP ON PLASMA CUTTER
new cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 (863)697-
9704
SNAP ON WIRE FEED
WELDER w/alum. spool
gun 300amp. 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704


MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with Fl/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce P20
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 810
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden E'50
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 86U
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865


OKEECHOBEE 2BR 2BA
$800.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.



ADORABLE TURNKEY 2/2
SMH 1/4 mi from Henry
Creek Lock/Boat Ramp.
sm pets OK., full sz W/D.
Carport & boat prkg avail.
Lg. lot, well maint. Make
reservations for '06. Avail
10/05 thru 04/06. $1500/
mo + utils incl. (863)441-
4230.



Real [state



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale luJ10
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1)15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property l'r0
Investment
Property Sale 10),5
Land Sale in40
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 10)0
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 10'r0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale I0.0
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property I-180



GOOD BUSINESS
FOR SALE
Up & running, located at
MARKET PLACE
FLEA MARKET
Need to sell ASAP
due to health, Inclds.
show trailer & tents
$6500 plus inventory,
FIRM
Call Larry or Suzann
(863)763'3705 or
(317)694-7595



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158


Moore Haven
Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


CLEARED 100 Xl140 utilities
in Brindaban Forest ready
for mobile $49,900 C21
Horizon (561)602-6283



SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed. 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
Www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price:. $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon. OAC


CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
DODGE MOTORHOME '78
23' good cond.
$1500
(561)310-6611
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
MOTORHOME '89 37', not
licensed in FL. Good cond.
only 45k mi. $6000
(561)310-6611
TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-.
mote sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mls.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023
****- *- ***


AUCTION
100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL.
Thi" ins YOUR chance to own property) inHlighlands
County! 1o/mesit1t.f'an1e f'omtt 1/io 1/2 acre,
including lakeJTfont & ,goilf course properties.

Over, lOOhomeo'ites will be sold ABSOL.l.' to the
last and highest bidder, regardless of price!

This is a perfect opportunity to purchase
propertyfor investmetts, primary residence,
vacation kome or retirement home sites.







Plus 2 Large Tracts in Levy County to be sold
in parcels! Call for details....

' IMBOTHA M ,,, ,,,',. nl',.',.
SAUC7ONUIRS
* Oa 800-257-4161
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069

OLDS CONVERTIBLE
D88 '67 455 Eng.
used daily driver
$3995 (863)674-
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-'71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567



CHEVY '83, % ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000. Or best
offer. (863)634-0936.
CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.

MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149..
RIMS & TIRES 13" chrome
spoke rims plain tops &
key $600 or best offer
(863)697-1396
RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.
.SVGA MONITORS (2) 17".
$50 for both, will sep.
(863)467-5500

TIRES (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953
TRUCK TOPPER, 2 yrs. old.
White. Fits '99 Ford 250.
$1200 (863)763-5519

TRUCK TOPPER
L-882/ w-60/2
$25
(863)697-8547


CHEVY 1981 2WD, 350
motor & trans. $600 for
parts or whole. (863)801-
6182
FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.
SUPERCHIP #2705-flTS
2001-2003 GMC Truck w/
6.6L Duramax' Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207


BRONCO II '88
2.9L good cond.
$800
(863)467-5621 after 7pm


CHEVY CONV VAN, '90-
123K mi, exc cond, $3000
firm. (863)467-6469.

DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561.
FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.

READING A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
WISELY a


PARK TRAILER 32' With Fl/
rm, C/A; Small Adult Park.
Furn. $12,000 863-467-
8830
RIVER,BEN RV PARK 2br,
1 ba, Front/back porch
screened. Down sizing.
Must sell! (863)357-1430.
SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614



Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 1015.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
. Motorcycles 30'0
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30.'.5


Airboat Motor, 220 Ground
Power, wall accessories,
except for prop, $2500
neg. (863)634-6005
ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
(863)902-0316
BOAT, 14 Ft., Aluminum w/
trailer, Johnson 0/B,
Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm:
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
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PONTOON BAT, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard/
outboard, fiberglass hull,
low hours, $2900. Inquire
at Lot 54, Riverbend Trail-
er Park or call (863)801-
9360
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
- new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trir in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054

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EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg.
863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7
HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. '$1000 firm.
(863)634-9259
KAWASAKI '77 750 AM/FM
Cass, leather Saddlebag,
runs good. $1500 or best
offer (863)452-6561


YAMAHA BADGER '01
4 wheeler 80 3spd.
$1600 or best offer
(863)697-1396


FRANKLIN,'05- 38ft, self
contained, 2 slide outs.
Washer & Dryer, Loaded,
$22,900, Will deliver. Prev
owner non smoker & w/no
pets.. 954-483-1322 Cell


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 410-5
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.
CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
,(561)996-4473.
ELCAMINO CHEVY '83 runs
good $1000 or best offer
(863)763-5817 after 5pm

FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
FORD THUNDERBIRD '95
2dr. loaded, V-6, good
tires runs good $2000
(863)261-2442
GRAND AM '92
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6122

LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
Signature series, 122K,
ood cond, moon roof,
3500 (570)241-4388.
MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.
(863)983-4154.
NISSAN MAXIMA '92
runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-1600
OLDS AURORA. '96- Ioad-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
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PONTIAC Firebird '88 needs
work doesn't run $1000
neg 863-763-5817 after 5
pm.