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Vol. 95 No. 190



In Brief

Man drowns
in Rim Canal
A 53-year-old Okee-
chobee man died July 6 after
falling off a dock into the Rim
Canal.
According to the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) report,
Thomas E. Lewis, an
employee of Greener Lawn
Care, was pressure cleaning
a dock at 13500 U.S. High-
way 441 S.E. when he fell
into the water.
An lIl-yeariold boy who
was mowing nearby alerted
the landowner that Mr. Lewis
had fallen into the water.
OCSO responded to the
emergency call. Sheriff's
department divers found the
man in 12 feet of water under
a dock.
Mr. Lewis was transported
to Raulerson Hospital by
Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue. He was pro-
nounced dead upon arrival
at the hospital.
According to the investi-
gator's report, Mr. Lewis
could not swim.
The medical examiner
ruled the cause of death as
accidental drowning.
Mr. Lewis was originally
from Ohio and had been a
resident of Okeechobee for
the past ten years.
Funeral services are
planned for Monday, July 11.
Buxton Funeral Home is in
charge of funeral arrange-
ments.

Inside

Hurricane may
bring heavy rain
Water-managers are brac-
ing for what may be a consid-
erable amount of rain
throughout the 16-counties
of the South Florida Water
Management District during
Hurricane Dennis beginning
this weekend and beyond.
"This could be a signifi-
cant event for the District
even if we do not get a direct
hit from the hurricane," said
Olivia McLean, Director of
Emergency Management
and Security.
Page 2


Drought Index
Current: 146
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bur Ban: None

Lake levels

16.32


Lakelevel
Last Year:
12.37 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds . .12-14
Comics . . .11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ....... 12
Obituaries .. . ..3
Opinion ..........4..
Speak Out .... ... ...4
Sports . . . .5
TV . . . .13
Weather . . .2
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
As the residents and busi-
nesses of Okeechobee closely
monitor Hurricane Dennis, the
staff of Raulerson Hospital is
quietly and efficiently preparing
for the 2005 hurricane season.
Last year the 101-bed hospi-
tal faced four major hurricanes,
two of which caused major
destruction to the town. They
evacuated the hospital twice,
sending patients to sister hospi-
tals in their corporate chain.
The emergency room stayed
open, manned by a group of
dedicated staff who remained
at the hospital throughout the
storms.
Raulerson Hospital opened
in 1979 and has undergone
many changes throughout the
years and recently underwent a
major facelift.
"The building was built in
1979 when building codes


Saturday, July 9, 2005


Ligh

A lightning strike in
Micco Bluff area reportedly
one person dead and t
injured Friday afternoon.
Okeechobee Cou
Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopk
said rescue workers found
person dead at the scene a
transported two injured p
sons to Raulerson Hospital
fourth person at the sce
refused transport.
According to officials,
press time Friday the names


were different, but we've
extensively updated the facility.
The windows have been
recaulked and resealed and
repairs have been made to the
roof, to mention a few," stated
Richard Naspretto, Safety Offi-
cer and Environmental Ser-
vices Director. "If a hurricane is
imminent, we board up the
windows and doors for safety.
We also keep in constant con-
tact with Emergency Manage-
ment. We have a Hospital
Emergency Incident Command
System (HEICS).that we follow.
Everyone who works here
reports to the hospital for the
duration of the storm. Even the
directors come in and are
issued specific jobs."
The hospital is on the first
priority list along with the nurs-
ing home, the police and the
sheriff's office for electric and
water services. They also have
generators to keep power on in
the building.


Celebrating life


focus of funerals


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
James Henry Smith was a
diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He spent every Sunday in the fall
sitting in his recliner, a beer in
one hand and the television
remote in the other cheering
on his Steelers.
Mr. Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh,
died of prostate cancer last
Thursday. His family knew that
he was gravely ill and began to
plan for the inevitable. Tuesday
evening the Samuel E. Coston
Funeral Home of Pittsburgh
erected a small stage in one of
their viewing rooms and
arranged furniture on it to repli-
cate Mr. Smith's living room on
game days.
Mr. Smith was placed on the
recliner with a remote in his
hand. His feet were crossed in a


comfortable position. He was
dressed in his black and gold silk
pajamas, slippers and a robe. By
his side were the staples of a
great Sunday ball game: a can of
beer and a pack of cigarettes. A
high-definition television played
highlights of Steelers games
throughout the viewing.
"I couldn't stop crying after
looking at the Steeler blanket in
his lap," said his sister, MaryAnn
Nails. "He loved football and
nobody did anything until the
game went off. It was just like he
was at home."
Mary Jones, a longtime
friend, called the viewing "a cel-
ebration."
"I saw it and I couldn't even
cry," she said. "People will see
him the way he was."
Mr. Smith's burial plans were
See Life ---Page 2


The food service depart-
ment is well prepared with
enough water and food for at
least three days with direct
accessibility to provisions at
other corporate-owned facili-
ties.
It is important to point out
that Raulerson Hospital is NOT
a shelter. They cannot accept
people into their facility for
shelter. The provisions that are
on hand are for patients. If it is
deemed necessary to evacuate
patients, it is done for their pro-
tection. It would not make
sense to evacuate the patients
and then allow other people
into the building.
"We're as ready as we can
be. We have the knowledge
and the resources from all
across the country through our
sister facilities and corporation
to meet the needs of the com-
munity in the event of a disas-
ter," stated William R. Casian,
-public information officer.


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left been released pending notifica- ate thunderstorms with deadly annually. In 2004 there were 13 Lightning ,Safety Tips:
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The incident is still under
investigation.
Throughout Florida, officials
are urging all residents and visi-
tors to use caution and seek
safe shelter when lightning and
thunderstorms are present.
"The warm temperatures
and tropical climate that attracts
residents and visitors to Flori-
da's beaches, golf courses, and


Fugate of the Florida Division of
Emergency Management. "We
want everyone to enjoy our
great outdoors but remind them
to stay aware of changing
weather conditions and to be
prepared to seek safe shelter
when lightning is present."
Florida is the "Lightning Cap-
ital" of the United States, with
areas of the state experiencing


caused by lightning strikes in
Florida alone. Lightning dam-
age to homes, businesses, utili-
ties and communication facili-
ties cost the state over $1.6
million dollars in 2004. July is
often the month with the most
casualties from lightning
strikes.
State emergency managers
and the National Weather Ser-


Observe the "30-30 Rule"
to determine the threat of light-
ning in your area.
Seek safe shelter indoors
or in a hard-topped vehicle.
Avoid open high ground,
isolated trees and water
Stay off the telephone and
do not operate electrical
See Lightning Page 2


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homeland Security Code Yellow, or Elevated, to
el in Okeechobee Code Orange, or High, target-
nchanged at yellow, ed only to the mass transit
ctive Sgt.. Sergeant portion of the transportation
iros of the Okee- sector. This only includes
County Sheriff's regional and inter-city passen-
ger rail, subways and metro-
ncreased alert level politan bus systems.
nass transit systems, However, Mr. Chertoff also
lo not have one in asked for increased vigilance
)ee County," he said. in other transportation sys-
insit level alert was teams.
orange following the "The only mass transit sys-
bus and subway tem here is the-Amtrakrail line
in London Thurs- which passes through Okee-
)rding to the U. S. chobee County," said Sgt.


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Those arrested



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jail booking fee


Those arrested by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office are finding out that
crime does not pay-- in fact it
can put you in debt. Under a
new policy issued July 5,
those arrested by deputies and
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail are charged a $15
booking fee.
The purpose of the fee is to
help offset the costs associa-
tion with the person's incar-
ceration. The $15 is collected
at the County Jail when the


person is arrested and booked
in.
The booking fee will be
collected every time an indi-
vidual is booked on additional
charges (such as probably
cause affidavits or warrants.)
If an individual is released on
bond or released on their own
recognizance, the person will
be charged an additional $15
booking fee if he violates the
terms of his release.
See Fee Page 2


Courtesy photo
Paul Mitchell, funeral director for Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory, recently
honored the funeral arrangements request of a family to give their loved one a cowboy funer-
al. Mr. Mitchell and all mourners escorted the casket, which was placed on a mule drawn
buckboard, for a two-hour trail ride to the cemetery. The mourners then held a barbecue and
bonfire to celebrate the life of the deceased.


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making plans with William R. Casian, public information officer (right), and the rest of
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for what may be a considerable
amount of rain throughout the
16-counties of the South Flori-
da Water Management District
during Hurricane Dennis
beginning this weekend and
beyond.
"This could be a significant
event for the District even if we
do not get a direct hit from the
hurricane," said Olivia McLean,
Director of Emergency Man-
agement and Security. "The
National. Hurricane Center
track keeps the error cone off
the West Coast of the Florida
Peninsula at this time however,
heavy rains are expected to
impact the southern and west-
ern areas of the District."
Substantial rainfall in those


Lightning
Continued From Page 1
devices.
"Most lightning-related
injuries can be avoided if people
will seek shelter when a storm is
approaching," added Director
Fugate. "Just take a break, head
indoors, relax and cool-off until
the weather passes then go
out and resume your fun in the
sun."
Emergency managers and
weather forecasters across the
state continue to promote the
idea of personal responsibility
for disaster preparedness and
awareness of the hazards that all
Floridians face. Part of your plan
should include: identifying
emergency contact numbers,
rally points and safe shelter
depending on the hazard.

The 30-30 Rule
Count the seconds (One thou-
* -. sand and one, one thousand and
,, two, etc. to count.) between see-
ing lightning and hearing thun-
der. If this time is under 30 sec-
onds, lightning is still a potential
threat. Seek Shelter immediately.
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Muros. He said heightened secu-
rity measures and issues involv-
ing the alert for mass transit sys-
tem questions would be handled
by Amtrak.
However, he added, if advised
of a concern by Amtrak, the
sheriff's office will coordinate
with Amtrak for any additional
measures or responses they


Fee
,Continued From Page 1
Money collected estimated
to be thousands of dollars of
year will be turned over to the
Okeechobee County Board of
Commissioners, who oversee
the county budget, including the
sheriff's department budget.
Sgt. William Markham said
that if a person is arrested and
does not have $15, the debt


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areas and possibly in the upper
Kissimmee basin could
increase the inflows to the Dis-
trict's 1700 miles of canals and
create flooding conditions in
some flood-prone areas. And
because June was a wet
month, many areas of the Dis-
trict are saturated and have lim-
ited capacity to absorb any
more precipitation.
"Our local staff is prepared
to respond to all media
inquiries working together
with local officials," said Irela
Bagu6, Governing Board Vice
Chair from Miami- Dade.
District officials encourage
residents to look to their local
and county officials for specific
directions in case of emergen-
cies.


of all lightning deaths occur after
the storm passes. Stay in shelter
until you are sure the threat has
passed.

Lightning Facts
Air in a lightning stroke is
heated to 50,000 degrees Fahren-
heit. This rapid heating of the air
produces the shock wave that
results in thunder.
A ground stroke can pro-
duce somewhere between 100
million to one billion volts of
electricity.
Average peak current in a
cloud-to-ground lightning stroke
is 100,000 Amps.
Estimated diameter of a
lightning channel is around one
inch.
The length of an average
cloud-to-ground lightning chan-
nel can range from two to ten
miles.
You can tell how far away
lightning is by counting the sec-
onds between seeing the light-
ning flash and hearing thunder.
For every five seconds you
count-lightning is one mile
away.
For more information on dis-
aster preparedness, please see
the Florida Division of Emer-
gency Management Web site at:
www.FloridaDisaster.org


would deem necessary and
appropriate under the height-
ened homeland security alert.
"There are no indicators of
any credible threats to Okee-
chobee at this time," he said. "If
local law enforcement receives
information regarding a poten-
tial threat, we will follow the pro-
cedures in place, together with
the Department of Homeland
Security and the State of Florida
Domestic Terrorism Joint Task
Force Region Six."


information will be put in the
computer so it will show the
money is owed. If someone puts
money in the prisoner's canteen
account, the $15 will be deduct-
ed from that money.
Sgt. Markham said the money
will have to be paid in cash or
money order. The jail will not
accept credit cards or checks.
He said they estimate it costs
about $50. a day to house a pris-
oner at the jail.


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Arrest Reports


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Charlene Suzie Hunsinger,
56, was arrested on June 30 on a
warrant charging her with failure
to appear driving without a
valid driver's license and failure
to appear DUI impairment.
Bond was set at $5,000.
Christopher Hatcher, 25, of
N.E. 188th St., Miami, was arrest-
ed on a warrant on June 30
charging him with violation of
probation-robbery. No bond
was set.
Randall Scott Ford, 41, of
N.E. 1st Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested on warrants June 30
charging him with sexual battery
on a child under 12 years of age
with the perpetrator being 18
years of age or older; lewd and
lascivious battery, bond set at
$100,000; violation of probation-
DUI with priors-third conviction.
Michael J. McCaslin, 22, of
U.S. 441., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 30 and charged
with aggravated battery-causes
great bodily harm. Bond was set
at $7,500.
Jerald W. Hickman, 42, of
Blossom Circle E., Lakeland,
was arrested on June 30 and
charged with violation of proba-
tion-possession of cocaine. No
bond was set.
Andrea P. Walker, 34, of Rt.
6, S.R. 721, Brighton Reserva-
tion, was arrested on July 1 and
charged with obtaining or
attempting to obtain a prescrip-
tion. Bond was set at $1,000.
Michael Norman, 46, of
N.W. 59th Terr., Okeechobee,
was arrested on July 1 and
charged with violation of proba-


tion-possible drug parapherna-
lia, bond set at $2,000, and a
warrant for possession of
cocaine, bond set at $5,000.
Ryan William Rowe, 20, of
S.W. Solitaire Palm Dr., Palm
City, was arrested on July 3 and
charged with DUl-alcohol. Bond
was set at $500.
Ewlie L. Roberts, III, 18, of
N.E. Galilean St., Port St. Lucie
was arrested on July 3 and
charged with possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at $5,000.
Loretta Joy Marr, 47, of S.E.
25th St., Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on July 3 and charged with
driving while license suspended,
driving under the influence, and
resisting arrest without violence.
Bond was set at $2,000.
Pauline Windham, 48, was
arrested on July 3 and charged
with breach of peace and pos-
session of cocaine. Bond was set
at $5,500.
Donnell Dwayne Patrick,
27, of N.W. 10th St., Okee-
chobee, was arrested on July 4
and charged with aggravated
assault. Bond was set at $20,000.
Barry Ian Howle, 21, of
S.W. 2nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested on July 5 and charged
with grand theft-auto; theft, bur-
glary of a structure while occu-
pied, theft, burglary of a con-
veyance. Bonds were set totaling
$16,000.
Justin Cole Simmons, 23, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
July 6 and charged with burglary
and grand theft. Bond was set at
$15,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges dropped
against them is welcome to
inform the newspaper. The
information will be conformed
and printed.


Obituaries


Thomas Edward
Lewis
Thomas Edward Lewis age
53, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, July 6, 2005. He
was born Dec. 6, 1951 in
Cochocton,
Ohio, Mr.
Lewis had
been- a resi-
dent of Ok6e
years. He was
a member of '
the Fraternal
Order or
Eagles. Thomas
He was pre- Edward Lewis
ceded in death
by: his parents, Ross and Myrtle
Phillbaum Lewis; brother,
Harold and sister, Barbara.
Survivors include his beloved
wife, Debbi Lewis; stepdaugh-
ters, Tiffany and Lisa; mother in
law, Barbara Walker all of Okee-
chobee;' daughters,. Crystal
Lewis, Tara Dickey and Tammy
Soles; brothers, Jack (Pat) Lewis'
and Steve (Pat) Lewis; sisters,
Janice Sundheimer, Judy (Gary)
Duncan, Kathy (Delbert) Bran-
don, Debbie (Manuel) Salcido
and Teresa Lewis; several nieces,
nephews and many friends.
Friends may call at the Bux-
July 11, from noon until funeral
service at 2 p.m. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory:

Harold 'Wis' C.
Koeller
Harold 'Wis' C. Koeller, age
74, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at his
residence. He was born Oct. 24,
1930 in .Stentonville, Wis. Mr.
Koeller had been a resident of
Okeechobee since September
1999. His hobbies included fish-
ing, yard work and working puz-
zles. .
Be was preceded in death by:
his brother, Harvey Koeller and
sister, Dorothy Haegele.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 49 years, Elaine Koeller of
Okeechobee; sons, Greg (Pam)


Koeller of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Jeff and Paul Koeller, both of
West Harrison, Ind.; six grand-
children, Karla, Tony, Amber,
Steve, Zaeh and Amanda; two
great-grandsons, Brandon and
Nathan; and sisters, Bernice
Pope and Evelyn Meverden of
Wausau, Wis. and Lorraine Net-
zel of Stevens Point, Wis.
A memorial service is sched-
uled ,at the .Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday, July 18, at 11
a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Lake Hospice, 309 N.W. Fifth
St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
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Middle schools change backpack rules


School officials at Yearling and
Osceola Middle Schools recently
changed their policy on backpacks
as well as announcing supply lists
and dress codes. In the coming
school year both schools will allow
students to carry backpacks to
school provided they are construct-
ed of some type of see through
material such as clear plastic, vinyl
or mesh. The contents must be visi-
ble. During school hours back-
packs must be kept in lockers.
During the last school year
Osceola had banned backpacks
while Yearling had permitted stu-
dents to bring backpacks but they
had to be kept in lockers during
school hours. Russ Brown, princi-
pal at Osceola said the decision on
policy change was made after
input from students and teachers.
Osceola's principal, Brian Greseth
said his school changed its policy
to be in line with Osceola's policy.
He said he was concerned with the
safety issue.
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Think about the pay scale
I am calling in about the teacher contracts that are being
postponed. I would like to make a comment negotiator. The
School Board should worry more about paying teachers that
have been here 10-years or more and starting their pay higher,
than starting new teachers out at $30,700 which is more than
what some people that have been for years are making now.

Housing
If the school board wants to attract new teachers, they need
to do something about the housing situation. You can't afford a
rental in this town on a teacher's salary. They need to find some
creative solutions. Some communities actually do partnerships
with developers to provide affordable housing for certain occu-
pations such as teachers, nurses, firemen and police. We need
these folks to work in our communities. If they can't find hous-
ing, who is going to teach our children, take care of the sick, put
out fires and protect the public?

Emergency
Now that the county has a new courthouse, I think they
should do something about building a decent emergency oper-
ations center. Our current EOC is in the old hospital building.
That building is very old and I have heard there is asbestos in
the building. They can't just fix it up because they would disturb
the asbestos and get thosefibers in the air. According to the
experts, we are in for a bad cycle of hurricane seasons over the
next ten years. We can't keep putting off doing something
about the EOC.

Lower the lake
Lake Okeechobee is dangerously high as we face oncoming
tropical storms. People are saying they should lower the lake,
but that is easier said than done. With all of the locks open and
pumps running, you can only lower the lake a few inches a day
and then only if no new rainfall is putting water into the big
lake. I think the answer is to change the lake schedule so that it
is not kept so high in the dry season. If the growers south of the
lake are worried about water supply, they should have to build
their own reservoirs. The same goes for developments. Devel-
opers should have to put in their own reservoirs and not expect
Lake Okeechobee to supply water for their communities. The
lake is dying. because for too long it has been abused. It needs
its natural highs and lows, and that means extreme lows, such
as down to 11 feet.

RV or mobile home?
I find it interesting that they are having trouble figuring out
the difference between an RV and a mobile home. To me, an RV
is something you can drive away. If you can't jump in and drive
it away, then I think you should lose your RV status. Adding a
.screen room or other permanent attachments should change
the status. You should have to meet the same building codes
and pay the same fees that other homeowners do.

Okee-Tantie
I am wondering what the county commissioners would have
done if Hurricane Dennis were headed our way? What would
they have done about the people in those trailers at Okee-
Tantie? They need to get those people out of that park. It is hur-
ricane season and we all know that being inside the dike is not
safe. They never should have put those trailers there to begin
with, not inside the dike. It is a safety issue. When they put the
trailers there last fall, everyone I talked to said surely they would,
all be gone before June, before hurricane season started. Well,
they are still there. What if those people refuse to evacuate? Can
the county send deputies to force them out if a storm is com-
ing? And where will they put them? Okee-Tantie is designed for
temporary camping, not long-term residences. Once we get
those FEMA trailers out, we need to put some'pressure on the
county commissioners to make sure they never let this happen
again in that park.

New cable company
I was wondering since the cable company Comcast is taking
over, will channel 13 be back on the air again?

Rental housing
People who are living here and working on the coast should
take a look at housing on the coast. If you are renting or looking
for a rental, you can find them cheaper on the coast than in
Okeechobee County. I know that sounds crazy, but it is true.
Instead of spending all that money on gas to commute, you can
find cheaper housing closer to your workplace. The housing sit-
uation in this county has'gone crazy. They are getting ridiculous
Prices for rentals here because the landlords got so greedy after
the hurricanes. Some people have no choice, but if you already
work out of town, check out housing closer to your workplace.
You might really be surprised.





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Courtesy photo/Warren Frank Chandler and Gilbert Whidden
Looking back ...
The hunters shown here in this 1911 photograph are stand-
ing from left to right: Buddy Raulerson, Desoto Tiger, Frank
Chandler and Walter Huff. Those sitting from left to right
are, Nathan Jones, Frank Bennett, Ralph Hart, Hugh
Cochran, Bob McLaughlin and Bill Manning. Desoto Tiger
was murdered in 1911 by the notorious John Ashley, who
stole a load of fur pelts from him, His body was discovered
on the banks of the Miami Canal. This photo was also print-
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alco-
hol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For infor-
.mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. ParrottAve. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office
at (863) 763-6469.
Sunday
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 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 Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. This
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The
annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E., which is located next to' the driver's license office. It is a self-
help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia,
schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
(863) 467-1026.



Community Events

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. Theywill reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific
equipment you may need. Fr or information during working hours
call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863)
467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from a.m. until noon.


Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss screen-
ings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. on July
29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Appointments are required, call Donna
(800) 861-7826 for appointment. Screenings are for anyone
(any age) concerned about memory loss. Screening done by
nurse or social worker from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Cen-
ter.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi,
is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon
Park. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used throughout the
year for community projects. Past proceeds have been used to
purchase canned goods and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon
Park Church Service Center, scholarships and donations to the
juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now being
accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring;
or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.


Community Events

Church to show video
The First United Methodist Church will host a free family fun
event on July 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. Come join them in the
newest video of Veggie Tales Video: "Minnesota Cuke and the
Search for Samson's Hairbrush". The lesson is dealing with bul-
lies. There will be pre-show, games, prizes, coupons and
snacks. For information, call (863) 763-4021. The fellowship
hall will open at 9 a.m.

Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering a summer camp
to be held July 9-12. We also have dates available year-round for
camp rental for your church, family reunion or group. For infor-
mation, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their
website is lakedentoncamp.org.

Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club
VBS Beach Blast for grades K through high school. The hours
are from 6 until 8:30 p.m. every evening. There will be a kick off
and pre-registration on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon
with games, prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16 will be
a pool party with refreshments for all participants from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at the church. The awards ceremony and the clos-
ing program will be held Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the chil-
dren. For information or transportation call (863) 763-2983, or
(863) 467-6654 after 4 p.m.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center,
916 WN. Park St., on July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Children's council meeting changed
The regular monthly meeting for the Children's Services
Council has been scheduled for Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. in
the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board
Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
The Big Lake GenealogySociety will meet Tuesday, July 12,
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7
p.m. Anyone interested in tracing their family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the plan-
ning stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tues-
day, July 12, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All committee mem-
bers and any interested parties are asked' to attend, as important
decisions need to be made.

Cultural Arts Committee to meet
The Cultural Arts Committee will meet on July 14, at 4:30
p.m. at the Main Street office which is located on the corner of
N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call Lon-
nie Kirsch (863) 462-5000 ext. 256.

Church offering 12-step program
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., will be con-
ducting a Christ centered 12-step progra Vcalled "Stepping into
Freedom". This study applies to any life controlling problem
that masters a person's life. The program will be for men and
will start Friday, July 15, and meet on Friday evenings at 7 p.m.
for 12 weeks. These classes are free but workbooks will be
available for purchase. For information and to register, call
(863) 763-7770.

BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will
host vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
daily. Children from kindergarten to high school are invited to
join an exciting and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible
lessons. Kids will learn all about prayer as they participate in the
Kingdom of the Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this
free adventure into God's word. Beginnirjg July 5, parents can
register their children by calling the church office at (863) 357-
6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Peace Lutheran plans Bible school
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, presents Cele-
bration Park, which,is this year's theme for vacation Bible
school to be held July 18-22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The
school is for ages preschool through fifth grade. Call the church
office at (863) 763-5042 to pre-register of for information.

Summer Camps in Avon Park
This month Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering sum-
mer camps July 17-22 fro the sixth through eighth grades and
July 24-28 for second through fifth grades. The applications
need to be in very soon. Call Pam (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
9280 for an application or to check on dates available year.
round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or com-
pany outing. Their website is lakedentoncamp.org

Elder Consumer Protection program
Stetson University College of Law's Elder Consumer Protec-
tion Program will present a free seminar July 20 in Okeechobee
to warn elderly citizens about the dangers of loan fraud. Elder
Consumer Protection Fellow Nick Cox will speak about how to
avoid being victimized by loan scams at 11 a.m. at the Lottie
Raulerson Senior Center, 1019 W South Park St. in Okee-
chobee.

Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all
things bright and beautiful, and classes will be provided for
adults down to the smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30
p.m. each evening.

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The


Fishin' Line


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Ernie
Johnson and Les Tory for their
first place finish in the Christian
Team Trail tournament hosted
by Oakview Baptist Church.
They pulled in 19.66 lbs. of bass
to earn a $750 first place check.
They also had the second big fish
of the day. It weighed in at 5.50
lbs. and earned them and addi-
tional $156.
Congratulations also go to the
team of Bill Rose and Craig
Smith. This highly successful
team brought 15.92 lbs. to the
scale to capture second place
and earned them $360.
More congrats go to the other
winners of this well-run Trail;
namely, Mike Holland and Ker-
mit Russell-third place; Chris
Close and Don Watt-fourth
place; Tennessee and George
Green-fifth place; Mac Russell
and George Rodgers-sixth place;
Graham and Doug Byrd-seventh
place; Jim Medlin and Mike
Cass-eighth place.


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Bass continue to be caught in
the river, at King's Bar, the Mon-
key Box, Cody's Cove and
around Hog Island.
Anglers are pulling in large
amounts of bluegill just about
everywhere they fish.
* The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
tournament is scheduled for
Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Weigh-ins will take place begin-
ning at 3 p.m. if the weather
holds out. According to tourna-
ment director Larry Crossman
the tournament is still scheduled
to take place Sunday unless
weather conditions worsen. If
you have any questions regard-
ing this tourney, contact Mr.
Crossman at 763-1020. He will
be monitoring weather condi-
tions closely.
The Headturners3.com one-
day tournament will return to
Okee-Tantie on Saturday, July 16.
Their weigh-in is schedule to
begin at 3 p.m.
Have a great weekend. Be
careful and make sure to check
the weather before venturing out
on the lake.


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Dixie Youth tourney


O.C.R.A. will host the 50th
anniversary Dixie Youth Baseball
state tournament' July 16-24.
Okeechobee will open its doors
to welcome 512 players and
coaches, as well as parents and
fans for this annual summer
event.
Opening ceremonies will take
place on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
at the Brahman Stadium of
Okeechobee High School.
Sixteen teams will face off in
the AAA division (10 & under) at
fields 3 & 4 of the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex. They,


will play at 1 until 1:30 p.m.; 3
until 3:30 p.m.; 5 until 5:30 p.m.
and 7 until 7:30 p.m.
Another 16 teams will meet in
the Majors division (12 & under)
at fields 1 & 2 of the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex. They
will also play at 1 until 1:30 p.m.;
3 until 3:30 p.m.; 5 until 5:30
p.m. and 7 until 7:30 p.m.
Admission prices will be:
Daily pass-$5. Weekly pass-$20.
Kids 12 and under will be admit-
ted free. Seeing over 500 kids
have fun-priceless.


Sports Briefs


Grid conditioning
program underway
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
team. .
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.

OCRA football
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold their fall football sign-
ups Aug. 6,13 and 20 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
N.W Second.St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes.
A copy of the athlete's birth certifi-.
cate will also be required at regis-
tration.
OCRA football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.
The regular OCRA monthly,
meeting will take place July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The pub-
lic is invited.

Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop
Warner football league and cheer-
leading program will take place
July 9 and 16 at Teen Town from
noon until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576
or Kristen Barker at (863) 697-
6073.

Baptist church
hosts sports camp
The First Baptist Church, 310
S.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sports
camp for children from Monday,
July 18, through Thursday, July
21.
The camp time will be from 6
until 8:30 p.m. each day.
Children entering grades one
through six are invited. There will
be games, drama, music, sports,
snacks and Bible stories.
For information, call (863) 467-
7625.


Sheriff's office
hosts golf tourney
The Crime Prevention Unit of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office will host the second annual
Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers
golf tournament on July 16 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
The cost is $50 per player or
$180 for a team of four. The event
will be a four-person, best-ball
scramble format, and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shot-
gun start.
Prizes will be awarded for first,
second and last place, closest to
the pin and longest drive.
Treasure Coast Harley David-
son will donate a Harley Davidson
motorcycle for a hole-in-one.
Lunch will be provided imme-
diately following the tournament.

YMS to keep
gymnasium open
YMS will be offering open
gyms this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they
gym will be open for girls volley-
ball from 3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys
basketball from 5 until 8 p.m.
There will also be an open
-gym on July 18 for girls' basket-
ball from 1 until 3 p.m.
All students who are trying out
for teams next year or who partic-
ipate during open gyms need to
turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.

YMS hosting
basketball camp
The next summer basketball
session at Yearling Middle School
will be July 11-15, from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m. This session will be
for sixth- to eighth-grade students.
The cost for either camp will
be $40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.

Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are July
10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct.9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
' For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.


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SELLS!!

LOQQKING FOR LISTINGS!

Acreage Commercial Residential
4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219
Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cell 634-5588 pgoolsbyrealty@netscape.net
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634-8676 kathynlancaster@netscape.net MLS,


CLOSE TO TOWN $550,000
1999 custom built brick/CBS home on oversized
lot (3.290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens of
extras, 10ft. ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen
w/island, custom cabinets w/roll out drawers.
Secuded estate setting w/private drive & grand-
father oaks. (#88537)








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RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $175,000
2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total)
convenient to town. Large family kitchen/din-
ing, 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in
closets, each has ceiling fans. (#88747)
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FORT DRUM AREA $163,500
5.030 acres with 1989 SWMH, this is a "Fixer
Upper". Seller has done some work but needs
more work. Seller will be going into Coast
Guard, and is motivated. (#89361)

3.837 acres in Fort Drum,
partially wooded. Nice
comer lot at the end of NE
311th Street. Nice vacant
homesite. Please check
with proper authorities
for..- use- .of. property.
$99,900.:(# 89 36)
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CORNER LOT $85,000
In town, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, den, carport on cor-
ner lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in
kitchen, outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof
over. Great location near all conveniences. Please
call to see! (#88533)


1ALL 'INlE tiSlAlTlE $l6,0lu
2002 DWMH on 2/3 acre (103x295) 3Bd/2Ba,
master bath with dressing area/walk-in closet.
Kitchen is large for family gatherings. 1728 sq.
ft. home with wood deck for entertaining and
summer cook-outs. Clean/well maintained.
(#89236)


FORT DRUM AREA $199,000
1992 MH located on 5.020 acres, 3Bd/2Ba, large
living room, 2 wooden decks, rose garden, 2
citrus groves, pineapple grove, large stocked
pond, animal pens (chicken & pig), garden
spot, cul-de-sac, very private. (#89061)


Viking

1.5 acres.

$30,000.

(#89363)


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T\1 LOR CREEK ISLES- I,5,.000
Lake access waterfront doublewide 3/2 w/large
screened room overlooking canal, covered boat
shed for pontoon w/hoist, dock 12x12, carport.
Screened front porch 4x7, storage area on rear for
lawn equipment. Seawall hurricane damage
(buyer's repair). (#89327)


LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES $295,000
1986 frame home, 3Bd / 2Ba, garage-workshop,
pole barn, 3 ponds, island gazebo w/bridge,
beautiful park-like lawn, property is fenced.
Mature citrus trees, pines, palms, & cypress. 1
car canvas carport. (#89292)












Reduced for quick sale. Cornerbuilding lot on
33rd Avenue. (#89070)

0.25 acres for mobile
home. Mobile home
being removed, dam-
aged during hurricanes.
Great for east coast com-
muters. Seller says bring
all. offers. $29,900.
(#89238)
ed accurate but not guaranteed.


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2.89 acres
SOffered at $425,000
4 bedroom, 3 bath CBS
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 9, 2005 RELIGION


Reflections from the


By Samn Vuleta, pastor of
More -2-Life Ministries
Funny how we expect our
nation to keep the motto, "One
nation under God" when we, the
American churches, can't keep
the motto "One church in God".
Sunday after Sunday, we wear
our church labels as if they were
a badge of reckoning -brother


against brother, sister against sis-
ter, denomination against
denomination. Is it any wonder
why the American church is
weak and dwindling?
Nightly on the news, we
watch the Iraqi nation self-
destruct. We sit in amazement
wondering why, when the oppor-
tunity is available to them finally
to grasp freedom, they choose to


Ldan JiiuLu/' rt/e .dWUa
Watch your step
This word of advice as seen in front of the Okeechobee
Church of the Nazarene.


destroy themselves from the
inside out. The scripture, found in
Matthew 12:25 is true any nation,
country, business or home that is
divided will destroy itself. If that is
true for a physical nation, home
or business what about a spiritual
kingdom? I believe the same prin-
ciples apply.
While serving in the military
we learned basic warfare; divide
and conquer. During the Gulf
War, the free world had the same
common enemy. We understood
if one nation tried to eradicate the
adversary it would be too costly
and time consuming. So the Unit-
ed States took the lead in gather-
ing from the four corners of the
world a coalition force. This force
would be united under one cause
for the good of all tongues and
nations. Prior to the first troops
going in, the U.S. dropped propa-
ganda bombs loaded with hun-
dreds of thousands of leaflets
explaining to the troops on the
ground that if they would give up
the fight and lay down their
weapons we promised to feed
them a hot meal, give them a hot
shower, and a warm bed to sleep
in. We also promised not to harm
them or their families. And after


Pulpit
the war, we would release them
no questions asked. Basically, in
very simple fashion, the leaflets
asked them to sell out for comfort
and self-preservation turning on
their own nation. The Iraq nation
and military boasted of being the
world's third largest army with
well-disciplined troops. The Iraq
leaders failed to see that the
leaflets worked. The nation was
divided and in just 100 hours the
war was over.
Has the church swallowed the
same propaganda? Have we fall-
en into the same trap? Are we
divided as a church or a Christian
nation? Have we sold out for
comfort and same self-preserva-
tion? The true test is in the streets.
Ask the question to the common,
every day, and non-church going
people, "What have the collec-
tive churches done for the town?"
If all the churches just disap-
peared would anyone notices?
Sadly, we are not making that
kind of impact. Its time for the
people of Jesus Christ to unite
and come together in these last
evil days and really make a sub-
stantial difference. Let's put our
silly differences aside and impact
our World before it's too late.
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1990 Honda Civic
3 dr, 1.5L, automatic, great on gas, 86k mi. B0 .$2,495
1993 Infiniti J30
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, sunroof. M ....... $3,995
1996 Ford Taurus LX
4 dr, V6, auto, pwr windows/locks, leather I .. .$3,995
1992 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, great on gas. .5H .... $3,995
1994 Ford Aerostar XL Extended 4x4
V6, automatic. .....................3,995
1995 Oldsmobile Regency 98 Elite
4 dr, V6, leather, luxury for less. ..... '..$3,995
2002 Hyundai Accent
3 dr, 1.6L, 5 spd, stereo/cass,factory warr. N .$4,995
1995 Saturn SL2
4 dr, automatic, leather, sunroof. $.4,995
2000 Mercury Mystique GS
4 dr, auto, power w/l, cass, great on gas. ... $4,995
1999 Ford Escort SE
4 dr, 2.0L, 5 spd, power w/l, cd, great on gas. I. $4,995
1997 Kia Sportage 4x4
5 speed, great on gas. MH ................. $4,995
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, 5 speed, power w/l, great on gas. M .$4,995


1999 Buick Century Custom
4 dr, V6, pwr windows/locks, cd, extra clean. iR .$5,995
1997 Buick Riviera Coupe
V6, automatic, leather, one owner, ........ $5,995
2001 Dodge Neon
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr w/l, cass, great on gas. .$5,995
1997 Nissan Altima GXE
4 dr, auto, power windows/locks, 74k miles. .$5,995
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, rear spoiler.. .$6,995
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 67k mi. 6 H...$7,995
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, s/r, pwr w/l, cd, great on gas. im $8,995
2002 Mazda 626
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, one owner. ...... $8,995
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
48k miles.... ...................... $9,995
2001 Toyota Corolla
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w/l, cass, 44k mi. ... $9,995
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, power w/l, cass, 27k mi. ..... $9,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Low miles, loaded. C ..................... $10,995
2002 Mazda Protege PR5
Automatic, alloys, 44k mi. N .............. $10,995
2001 Subaru Impreza L
Automatic, allwheel drive, 29k miles. ....$10,995
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES
4 dr, auto, power windows/locks, 30k mi. iMH .11,995
2003 Saturn Ion Coupe
Level 2; 2.2L, power w/l, cd, 13k miles. MI.. .. $11,995
2001 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, one owner, 18k mi. ....12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, excellent condition. MS ............ $13,900
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, 27k mi. a ........... $13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium silver, 15k miles. I S ........ .... $14,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, sunroof, 38k mi. IN ... .. $14,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
Only 9400 miles, great value. ...... $14,995
2003 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, 1.7L, auto, power w/l, cd, s/r, 19k mi. .M .$14,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. M-H .... $15,995
2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
White, 30k miles. .......... ........ 15,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, wheels, like new, 17k mi. ~ ........ $15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. L ............. ..... .$15,995


2005 Hyundai Sonata GL
- dr V6. i.no po0,r e w I, c 101. n,, $15,995
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS
4 dr, V6, auto, sunrool, leather, 46k mi. 15,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, 12k miles. OR .................... $16,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. t ..V ...... ... ......... $18 ,995
2004 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, sunroof, automatic, wheels, 12k miles. .$22,995


1999 Mitsubishi Montero LS
V6, automatic, leather, power w/l, cd. ...... $6,995
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
V6, automatic, one owner, 84k miles. 1 ....... $6,995
1998 Mercury Mountaineer
V8, auto, leather, loaded. .. ................ $7,995
2001 Mazda Tribute DX
V6, power windows/locks, 51k miles. A ..... $11,995
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Automatic, cd, limited warranty, 85k miles. R .$12,995
2001 Dodge Durango
V8, auto, power windows/locks, cd, leather. IH. .$12,995
2002 Ford Escape
Affordable SUV .. ....................$12,995
1998 Ford Expedition 4x4 Eddie Bauer1
Only 50k original miles. C ................. 13,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 34k miles. ... $13,995



















2001 Honda CR-V
2.0L, automatic, loaded, one owner, 22k mi. 1. $13,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L, 5 spd, pwr windows/locks, 9000 miles. $13,995
2003 Saturn Vue
V6, automatic, 23k miles. a il .14,995
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Excellent condition. er $15,995
2004 Toyota Highlander G
Luxury SUV . . . . . ... $16,995
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLSR-V
V6, automatic, 3000 miles. one owner, 22k m.. $18,995
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4ai Santa Fe
V6d,automatic, 21k miles. 9000 miles. $19,995
2003 Ford Explorer
Tan, 37k miles. .............. $1420,995
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
18k milesnt co. i t .................. $124,995
2002 Cadillac Escalader
Black, new chrome wheels & tires......................... $132,995
2004 Lincoln AviatorGLS
Gold; tan thr, beautiful, certified to 75k mi ............. $1832,995
2004 Cadillac SRX L
AWD, navigation system, V8. .............. $33,995
2004 Volvo XC9plorer
Grey, 7-passenger, 29k miles. ...................... $2034,995
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Low miles, garaged, showroom condition. C .... .$39,995
Low miles, garaged, showroom condition. C ... $39,995


1996 Dodge Dakota Sport
2.5L, 5 speed, air, stereo, 81k miles. M ....... $4,995
1997 Ford Conversion Van
TV, cd, loaded, hightop. C ........ ........... $5,995
1995 Jeep Wrangler 4x4
Hard top, stereo, 5 speed, 82k miles. MH ....... $6,995
1998 Ford Windstar GL
V6, automatic, power w/l, cass, 71k mi. f4H ..... $6,995
2000 Ford Windstar
Clean. N ............................. $8,995
2001 Mazda B2300 Pickup
V6, 2.5L, auto, tanneau cover, 38k mi. MR $ ..... .9,995
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE Convertible .$10995
2.5L, 5 speed, yellow, 49k miles. I-H ........ 10,995
2002 Mercury Villager
Silver, 35k miles, priced to sell. . .... $12,995
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4
Automatic, 24k miles. . . . . 13,995
2001 Chrysler Town & Country
Tan, 61k miles. .................... 14,995
2002 Mazda MPV ES
V6, automatic, loaded, 32k mi. j ...........$14,995
1998 Chevy 3500 Silverado Crew Cab
4x4, 6.5 diesel, automatic, dually . .... 14,995
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab..$15,995
V8, automatic, 61k miles. ............
2005 Buick Terraza
Loaded, only 2k miles. ............ .. $24,995
2003 GMC Sierra Xtra Cab 4x4
Z71 package, new tires. ................ 24,995
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Crew Cab
V8, auto, limited edition, 36k miles ...... 28,995


2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
3 dr, 2.4L, 5 spd, pwr w/l, cd, s/r, 45k mi. i1 1 0,995
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS .
Full power pkg, auto, air & more, 18k mi. .$,, 995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, Shinsen Edition, 13k mi. 1 ..... $16,995
2004 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, leather, 5k mi. 1 ..... $18,995
2002 BMW 325ci Convertible
Silver, blacktop, automatic, 31k miles. N ..... $29,995


1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Loaded, 69k miles. fM .................. $6,995
1997 Cadillac Deville
Clean car. .. ......... ....... $12,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. LM.i .................... $14,995
2000 Infiniti 130
4 dr, V6, automatic, sunroof, leather. 1.H. ..... $14,995
2001 Volvo S80
Leather, sunroof, wheels, 42k mi. ........ $15,995
2002 Volvo S60
Silver, 32k mi certified to 100k, one owner $17,995
2003 Cadillac Seville
Only 15k original miles, showroom condition. C .$22,995
2001 Jaguar XJ8
Silver, 42k miles. $..................... $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition, low miles. . . ... $23,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. $C ............... 24,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Tan, 30k miles, certified to 75k mi. ...... $25,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Warranty, luxury. .................... $26,995
2003 Infiniti G35
2 dr, leather, sunroof, cd & more, 24k miles. N .$27,995
2003 Infiniti G35
Automatic, sunroof, wheels, 22k mi. 8 ...... $30,995


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, July 8,
through Thursday, July 14, are as
follows:
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG-13) 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 "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

News in brief

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal' will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us in
singing some old time songs and
community entertainment. We
are looking to expand our group.
Good clean fun and a great sound
are our objectives. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0175 or (863)
467-6347.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses


Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen."

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-
2227.


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Auctions 105
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Giue Away 140
Garage. Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 1610


CAR KEYS, SW 16th St. &
28th Ave. (863)763-3134.
COCKATIEL Grey w/ orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers. Vic of 30th St.
(863)357-0875
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
(772)360-7964 days
(863)634-3453 evenings.


JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- fe-
male, vic of N'. Labelle, Ivan'
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward


LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bvwn w/ blk collar,
10 Ibs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634


Black Mouth Cur Mix Pups
2 Females, 7/2 mo old. Free
to good homes.
- (863)357-2638 h
BULL DOG/BLACK MOUSE
CURR- 4 Males, 6 weeks
old. To Good Home Only!
(863)634-0757


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Lean-to Greenhouse
Now do-it-yourselfers can extend the growing season
with this lean-to greenhouse project. Designed to
attach to any wood, stucco, stone or brick structure,
the project is covered with permanent, shatterproof
home greenhouse panels (available at most home and
garden centers).
The completed lean-to-greenhouse measures 12
feet long by feet wide by 9 feet tall as pictured, but
the project is designed so that its size may be easily
modified.
Lean-to Greenhouse plan (No. 596) .. $8.95
Greenhouses Package (No. C102)
Four projects incl. 596 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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_- ._ Money Back Guarantee


DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good w/kids
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Free to good home, Cham-
pion Bloodline Akita, fern.,
10 mos., reg. w/AKC, shots
up to date. (863)697-6463
KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail. 6wks old. Males &
females. Free to good
homes (863)357-2638
KITTENS- free to good
homes, (863)763-3543.
MOBILE Free, you haul
(865)924-9228
RABBIT White male, med
, size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-6501
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
(863)467-2571.
TUB, White, Cast Iron. Free,
you haul. Good use for farm
or outdoors. (863)357-6691


OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 7/9 &
Sun., 7/10, 8am til ?, 10245
NE 20th Lane, Spot in the
Sun, Lots of Everything.


OKEECHOBEE, Sat. July 9th,
8am-1 2pm, 3014 SE 35th
Ave. Gift basket supplies.
Everything Must Go!
Can make offer for all!
(863)467-2523 after 4pm





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



CARPENTER HELPERS
& LABORERS
Steady Local Work
Must have Transportation
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Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical.

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Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
S 9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
. Call Mike/David @ 800-598-6533


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechob'e Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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


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


CARPENTERS, REMODELERS
& LABORERS NEEDED
Apply in person @ Pier II,
2200 SE Hwy 441
Okeechobee.
No phone calls please.


Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T. & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

CASHIER (Cashiers L-1)
(#64054696)

Front desk cashierfor all revenue; position in
LaBelle; bi-lingual English/Spanish required.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst;.myflorida.com or
Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details.


Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street



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LOOKING FOR A HARVESTING
SUPERVISOR
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BILINGUAL A PLUS
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DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
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*Journeymen or experienced
Mechanic's. Only serious,
Self motivated need apply."
IMust have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd'
'hol & vac. I
SWilson's Petroleum 1
1(772)468-3689 I

*Electrician:
|Service Electrician for "
'Petroleum Industry,
I Local work. Must have
Igood driving record, DFWP I
SBenefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
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Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
edge of Quick Books, recon-
ciliation, computer exp. &
phone edicate, Immediate
openings. Call for appt.
Mon-Fri. (863)763-3309
FACIAL SPECIALIST
OPENING in busy salon.
Lots of walk in's EVERYDAY!
Fax Resume: 863-763-7067
HELPERS/LABORERS
Needed in Fort Pierce
Top Pay with Benefits
(772)466-2955
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Cooks- Full Time Exp. Only
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @ 3175 Hwy. 441 S.


Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001, 9-5
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders


Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobeearea. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.
SECURITY MONITOR
Part Time to answer phones
and monitor front lobbyv.
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call: 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer

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NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed Income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over




JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock & Bob
Cat Work. Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
- MisceBaneous 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 CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
(863)675-2624.
BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805


DINING ROOM SET- 8pcs
Pecan wood, antique. Very
nice. $1100 (863)675-2969
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,,
Good condition. Beautiful
Piece.. $200.
(302)492-3488
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
TUB, Old Fashioned, White
Porcelain, Claw Feet. Good
condition. $250/best offer.
(863)467-4192/697-8806
VANITY, Antique, Tri-Fold.
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-4192/697-8806.


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FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490
Shop here first!
The classified ads



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x1l6'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787



FIBERGLASS STEPS- New,
For Mobile Home 4 raiser
with railings $300.
(863)467-8005



EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 863-447-1141



ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


CLOTHES- 6-Shirts & 5-pair
of pants. Sizes small & Me-
dium. $60. (863)697-8319
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
Yu-Gi-Ohl Cards: Over 300,
some very valuable. $150
for all, will sep.
(863)824-6781



COMPUTER, HP Flat Screen,
Brand new w/desk. $350.
Must sell! (863)697-2813
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.
FAX MACHINE New, only
used a couple times, good
condition $110
(863)801-3358


BEDROOM SUITE, King Size
Headboard, Dresser, Mirror,
2 side tables & hutch. $500
(863)634-7565
BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good condition $65
(863)p,83,-2428
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
iriAmeican, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
nice and heavy, $50 or best
offer. (863)467-6434.
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matching
hutch & 4 chairs. $500
(863)824-2617
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
RECLINER- good condition,
$75. (863)675-2822.
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and 'mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, asking $70.
(863)675-5090.
TWIN BED w/Drawers under-
neath & Bookcase Head-
board- BRAND NEW!! $150.
(863)675-2822.
TWIN MATTRESS PADS (2)
new magnetic European
Health Concepts. Pd $1270
asking $350 (863)763-8449



GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-'


car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
dle rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
(863)-447-0058.


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Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg, (863)467-8548



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
863-697-1123



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice,
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149


FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149
TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
,or will sep. (863)634-6018


NECKLACE/BRACELET/RINGS
Matching set, Bismark design,
14K gold w/ (3) 14K rings
$370 (863)801-3358 Stacy
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate.
(863)357-4831


ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
Find it faster Sell it sooner
In the classified


GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 SParrott Ave.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666



CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by
Allen, w/attachments, great
cond. $750 neg.
(863)801-6149.
DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548


AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BIRD DOGS (4)
English Pointer,
Ready to hunt. $500.
(863)697-2969
COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
birds. $330 for all, will sep.
(772)597-5387
'COLUMBIAN BOA
4'/2 ft long, w/ aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
JACK RUSSELL, Male, 1 yr.,
Tri-color, C.K.C. Reg. Good
w/kids. $75 (863)763-2749
/610-9812


HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1500 (863)634-7801
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
(863)763-3631
MARE, Quarter Horse, .10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1200 (863)763-3631
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, w/ papers, $1200.
(863)467-9212



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
EDGER, MCLANE, 3 hp., 4
wheel, B & S Engine w/2extra
blades. Only 10 hours, like
new. $175 (863)983-4397
FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449
RIDING MOWER- 12HR with
grass catcher, runs good,
400 (863)635-3465.


JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
Both parents on premises.
3 males. Shots & Wormed.
$200. 863-673-5370 LaBelle
JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2
months old. 1 pair. Includes
cage. $50 Call after 5pm.
(863)983-7625
MACAW, Blue & Gold w/5'
5"x3' cage, 5 years old. Hand
raised. Talking. Does Not
Curse. $1000 (863)634-7769
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690



HOT TUB- 6 seats, new cost
$3100. Good condition.
selling for $900.
(863)467-8005
HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195



POOL TABLE- World Leisure
Championship Tournament
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
(863)357-1572.



COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150(863)467-4328
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074



Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.


PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
(419)688-1669
WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008

Agriculture I


-U
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants'!
Flowers B65


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BABY DUCKS: For Sale
(863)467-3841
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers.
150. (863)675-4098

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



TOWNHOUSE 2br, 2ba
2 story. Building is 1 yr old
$850 mo (863)634-7722


HOUSE FOR RENT
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$900 per month
1st, Last, $500 Security
Call 863-763-2262
OKEECHOBEE on Hwy. 70W.
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
Horses & Pets Welcome.
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
-
Professional single male, 49,
college graduate, employed,
quiet. Seeking rental on lake or
canal w/lake access. Good
view a plus. Moving 6/30.
Day (800)633-5953 ext. 1360
Evening (205)248-6696


OKEE- Room for rent in quite
neighborhood $325 mo Nice
* area. Must Like little dogs.
Incl Cable 63-697-1989
OKEECHOBEE- Private
BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
(863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
(863)357-1426 eve/week-
ends.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A NC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
OKEECHOBEE, Cozy 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba, Single family. Beautiful
Home Built in 2003. $175,000
(863)697-3096 for more info.







14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 9, 2005


DIXIE RANCH ACRES-
Cleared 1 acre, with oak
trees $100,000. or best of-
fer. Call (863)763-1090

OKEECHOBEE- Vacant Com-
mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
863-610-0139/634-2562
Price reduced/Make offer


LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503



Call Brent. (863)634-5129

MobileHomes



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




OKEECHOBEE- Nice, clean,
3br, 1.5ba, No Pets,
$500/mo + $500 Sec.
(863)763-6232.



Located in mobile home park
1 br, 1 ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015


Located in mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- 2br,
deck, dock, boat slip, Florida
Room, shop, CA, new appli-
ances, 20' Pontoon Boat,
$30,000. (863)763-0675.

Recreation


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



AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1000 (863)763-6069
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
motor, $350.
(863)467-0085
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trr, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
COBRA 15 Ft., F/F, D/F, 80 hp
Mercury 0/B. w/trailer.
$1800 (706)578-2053
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100 (863)357-1796
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1950 (561)644-1596
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.


SCHOOL BUS CAMPER: $300
(706)578-2053
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
BIMINI TOP, Blue, Good con-
dition, clean. Stainless Steel
Frame. $200.
(863)634-7801
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PLASTIC GAS TANK- 28 gal.
great for generator, boat, etc.
50 (863)697-6812




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good, $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833.
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
(863)467-0085



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901


YAMAHA GRIZZLY 600 2000
4 Whir w/on command 4 wd,
wench & rear basket. 450
mls. $3500 (863)532-9479

Automobiles



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



CADILLAC DEVILLE,'88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
offer.(863)990-6398 aft 5
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818


HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1996, Black, A/C,
CD. Runs good. $2000
(863)634-0618
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '99,
exc. cond., $3,000.
(863)763-8989
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009

SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
TOYOTA TERCEL, '90, stan-
dard, a/c, $800.
(863)467-6277



CHEVY BLAZER TAHOE 1992,
4 door, NC, CD, Runs good.
$2000 (863)634-0618
DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
(863)763-2156.


FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F250 2003, 4x4, 4 dr.,
auto., 0/D, PS, PB, 8' Bed,
FM, goose neck hitch, tint,
29K $23,500. (772)260-9701
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
ISUZU PUP- '85, For parts on-
ly. $150. (863)763-5147
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TAILLIGHTS, for 1994-1998
Chevy Cavalier, $50 or best
offer. (863)697-9154
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2157R15, $500.
(863)763-1457
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $180.
(863)397-6598
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits SUV or Truck.
255/70R16. Brand new
cond. $400 (863)763-0465


TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Lockable, Fits Dodge Ram
1500. Like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)697-3463
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812



TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt,
2000 /2 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. or rea-
sonable offer 863,634-9783
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
$800 (863)634-3896
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
A/C. High miles. $850 As
Is. (863)763-2756
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
(863)357-4595. Ron
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4104


FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.


FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4000 or best
offer. (863)234-1522.


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837
FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
2Oft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.
HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551
Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5
pm



FORD ECONOMY VAN '85
6cyl, first $300 takes it
(.863)675-1945
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, grt interior $1700
(863)467-6805


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Community Events

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council'Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater
at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart
opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30
p.m.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. 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 Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


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