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Vol. 96 No. 206 Monday, July 25, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Plans to reprint
book under way
Due to recent interest, the
Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety is making plans to reprint
the book "Strolling Down
Country Roads" by Twila
Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williams.
The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, and the Histori-
cal Society hopes to have
books available by Christmas.
If you are interested in a
copy send your name, address
and telephone number to:
Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box
249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973.
This will not obligate you to
buy the book, but you will be
notified when they are avail-
able.
You are asked to send this
information to Mrs.
Williamson soon.
Map company
not with Chamber
If someone has contacted
you in the recent weeks
regarding a county-wide map,
please be advised they are not
associated with the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of
Commerce and their maps
will not be available at the
Chamber office. These com-
panies periodically come into
town to sell ad space and
should not be associated with
your local chamber.
The Chamber is in the
process of gathering informa-
tion to print a new up to date
comprehensive City-County
map that will be made avail-
able to our law enforcement,
firemen, rescue personnel and
individuals. These maps will
only be available in the Cham-
ber office. Any information
-regarding these maps will be
done out of the Chamber
office by staff, with no out of
town interference.


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Entegra Roof Tile Corpora-
tion purchased property in the
city's commerce center and
now wants to build four, 60-foot
high concrete silos in the indus-
trial zoning district.
To do so requires a special
exception and the city's board of
adjustment will review the
request at their meeting Tuesday
at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.
Okeechobee Utility Authority
well fields are located to the
north and west of the proposed
construction site. City planner
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his report of July 18, but with the
following conditions:
The location of the well
field should be identified before
construction to ensure that
development standards are in
place to protect the well field.
The applicant must
demonstrate that adequate tech-
nology is being employed to iso-
late the facility from the water
supply.
The board will also review a
variance on a land use applica-
tion from Robert and Joyce
Quann. They wish to sell two lots
-for the purpose of building a sin-
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Comics ...........10
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 11
Opinion ............4
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Lake outing
Dorothy and Melvin Shumaker and their 9-year-old fami-
ly pet, Chicore were just doing nothing Friday at Lake
Okeechobee Lock 7. Mr. Shumaker said that he was
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Governor Oks
Tax Free Days
TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush and the Florida Legislature
have approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005 Tax
Free Days for Sales Tax will
begin at 12:01 a.m., July 23, and
end at midnight, July 31, 2005.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: clothing
and related items with a sales
price of $50 or less; books with a
sales price of $50 or less; and,
school supplies with a sales
price of $10 or less.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Deck-
er, aide to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley
(R), 16th Congressional district,
will be in room 106 of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse on
Thursday, July 28, from 9 until 11
a.m.
Ms. Decker can also be
reached by calling (863) 763-
6441.

River panel
meets Aug. 6
OKEECHOBEE The
Kissimmee River Valley Advisory
Committee will meet Saturday,
Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. until noon
at the Basinger Community Cen-
ter located on the corner of U.S.
98 and Micco Bluff Road just
east of the Kissimmee River
bridge.
The purpose of meeting is to
provide an opportunity for South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) staff to meet
community members that are
interested in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region
for public use and recreation.
For information, call Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.


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Gardening can introduce kids to healthy eating


By Teresa Watkins
FYN Coordinator, Orange, Lake &
Seminole Counties
With summertime vacation
almost over, parents are preparing
their children's mindset for the
coming disciplines of education.
The afternoon popsicles and ice
cream heat relievers give way to a
new school year of healthy meals.
Early morning rising, homework
and proper eating habits are back.
"How can I encourage my child to
eat healthy snacks...?" may be one
of the questions you are asking
yourself. Unless you start very early
to foster good eating habits in your
child, getting them to eat vegeta-
bles is sometimes a difficult chal-
lenge. One of the easiest ways to
get older children to enjoy eating
salads is to have them grow the
vegetables themselves.
Vegetable gardening, whether
container, or in the ground, is a
wonderful way to introduce kids to


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the joys of eating healthy. Having to
nurture broccoli, to maturity gives
great lessons in proper nutrition,
responsibility and patience. It is not
as messy as forgetting to let a
puppy out, or as costly as taking the
pet to the vet. Let's see, if your son
or daughter forgets to water and
feed a pepper plant, the outcome is
not as drastic as, let's say, forgetting
to water or feed the puppy!
Selecting the vegetables for
your child to grow is as easy as
knowing what season it is and
going to the grocery store to see
what draws your child's interests.
Do you want them to learn how to
make a delicious salad? Will they
select the colorful carrots, lettuce
or onions? Or maybe having your


child understand the varied differ-
ences among vegetables and grow
some peas, then some turnips?
What lessons do you want your
child to learn from this experience?
A is for attention
Teach your child that "A is for
attention." Pay attention to the
details. Everything has details.
Preparation should be first. Junior
gardeners should research what is
necessary to provide the proper
needs of the vegetable they have
selected. What kind of soil should it
have? How much sunlight does the
plant need? How much water will
it get? How much fertilizer should it
have? What vitamins will it provide
when eaten?
After planting the vegetable
bed, your new gardener will have
to pay attention to the care and
maintenance of the garden. What
kind of responsibility will the child
have? How will you help them?
When your young farmer knows


these details, they will be able to
provide the materials to ensure a
healthy plant that will provide a
bountiful harvest.
B is for beauty
When considering a garden, do
not forget that "B" is for "beauty."
Vegetables in a garden can be
beautiful and can help teach your
child about aesthetics of nature
through their color, shapes, and
* textures. Vegetables can have strik-
ing flowers, and also help attract
butterflies and pollinators. Thin
about height, texture of leaves,
color of the vegetables, and if you
want, allow them to plant them
into your regular flowerbed as an
annual.
If planted in rows in a designat-
ed vegetable garden, what do they
want to have in the front? Taller
vegetables on the last row can be a
nice background for an unattrac-
tive fence or shed. Make sure there
is room for them to walk between


their seedlings. Encourage your
junior gardener to think ahead and
plan the beauty of their vegetable
beds.
C is for consistency
And the last detail is "C" for
"consistency." Your child must be
consistent and diligent regarding
his or her care-taking roles. Timely
applications of water and fertilizer
will ensure that the vegetables
themselves will have a good diet
and will be able to supply a healthy
meal in return for their care.
Other chores, such as weeding
and aerating the soil will help to
keep the vegetables vigorous.
Weeding will help combat plants
that will compete for nutrients in
the soil and aerating will allow oxy-
gen to get to the root system.
Applying the lessons of good soil
and nutrition for the vegetables can
bring home the same lesson to the
child about eating healthy.
Using the ABC's of gardening


will help your child in growing a
vegetable garden. What a fun
hobby that will also assure that
your child will learn about Mother
Nature and responsibility and
about proper eating habits.
With your assistance or even
growing your own vegetable gar-
den, you too can help be an exam-
ple of reaping what you sow. It's
inexpensive, easy and its fun. What
a great way to grow together as a
family!
I've placed more information on
our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information on
vegetable gardening, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Glades County Round-Up


MHHS class of
1975 reunion
The class of 1975 will be holding
their 30-year reunion get together
the weekend of August 19-20 in
Lake Placid at the Laza Leza
Leisure Lakes Golf and Resort on
Lake June. A casual BBQ at the
resort will be held on Saturday,
Aug. 2. For hotel reservations, you
may call (863)465-2888. Several
rooms are being held for the
reunion. Be sure to join us for a
relaxing weekend of recalling old
memories and creating new ones.
For further information call
Michelle Yates at (800) 226-1642 or
(863) 465-3841 or Lori Bond at
(863) 946-0811 or (863) 946-2854.

Lions Club
slates meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its summer schedule.
The next two meetings will be
Tuesday, Aug. 9. Thereafter, in Sep-
tember, the regular schedule of
meetings on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month will
resume. All meetings will have din-
ner and take place at the American
Legion Hall in Moore Haven start-
ing at 5:30 p.m. For questions,
please contact Kirby Sullivan at
(863) 946-2556.

Economic Council
schedules meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the month
at 6:15 p.m. in the conference room
at Glades Electric Cooperative. If
you ate not a member, please con-
tact the EDC about joining. If you
are a member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move for-
ward, we will need a host of knowl-
edgeable volunteers to serve on var-
ious committees and we encourage
your participation.


Flea market to
offer free spaces
Moore Haven flea market will
re-open and will be offering their
spaces for free to sell your stuff. For
more information, call (863) 227-
6173 or (863) 946-0037 ask for
Ricardo.
Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. Call 675-1446 to make an
appointment.
Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore work,
etc. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston (863)
983-7088 Monday- Friday.
Exercise classes.
are available
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group for
better health.
School district
offers GED classes
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from


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6 until 8 p.m. You may register the
night of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott Bass
at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

GAL program
needs volunteers
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.

American Legion
now having bingo
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
.at a minimal cost.

Help stop
the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
.please .call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
cate.


Moose Lodge
slates activities
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays, at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests may
play. Wednesday feature an Ital-
ian dinner or alternate entree from
5 until 7:15 p.m. and Saturday's
dinner is from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Music for dancing starts at 7:30
p.m. Call the lodge to see who is
playing. Sunday morning break-
fast is served from 8-10:15 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
slates activities
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner from 5:30 until 7 p.m., and the
cost is $5. Every Thursday, the post
has bar bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch
will be available. Every Friday a
steak dinner with baked potato,
salad and rolls are served from
5:30-7 p.m. with a $9 donation.
Dancing immediately follows the
dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table. Post meetings are
held on the second and fourth Sat-
urday of the month, beginning at
10 a.m. Commander Albert Crank
is available at 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
slates activities
The VFWwill be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8
p.m. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. Din-
ner is served at 5 p.m. Tuesday
evenings. Bar bingo starts at 12:45


p.m. Wednesday. Lunch will be
available. Singles darts every
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is
open from 5-8 p.m., Thursday
nights. Friday at 7 p.m. there will
be live music and dancing. On
Saturday, hotdogs with kraut are
served at noon. Saturday dart
doubles at 7 p.m.

Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease
or illness in those areas who have
a need for assistance with every-
day tasks of living can call Liz at
983-7088 or 675-1446 for more
information. Those with a desire
to make a difference in some-
one's life by .volunteering are
encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-
mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting residents
in Hendry/Glades Counties.


Diabetes awareness
class is available
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week diabetes class at 2 p.m.
each Wednesday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the Al C test,
blood pressure, and cholesterol. All
diabetics, long term or newly diag-
nosed, are welcome.
Support services
are available
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter Haven,
has been awarded a grant from the
Department of Community Affairs
to provide Low Income home
Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) servic-
es to eligible applicants in Hendry
and Glades counties. For an appli-
cation and/or information please
call (800) 330-3491.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Day camp
Buddies, Jordi, Esaider, Devon and Alex from the Martin
County Parks and Recreation Center Summer Day Camp
program enjoy an afternoon at the Sports Complex. The
children enrolled in area summer day camp programs
alternate days so that everyone can enjoy the pool at
least once a week.


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Community Events


Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting
their Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both
show days begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at
the gate will be $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students.
The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased
on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Association classes
will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conformation) Classes will be
held in the mornings and Performance (jumping, obstacle and driv-
ing) Classes will be-held in the afternoon. For Miniature Horse Slow
event information, call (561) 798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-
7610.

Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their anriual
school supplies drive for the needy children in our county. They will
be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work together on this project
and make sure every child of school age has what they need to tart
school this year. Also, if your child needs supplies, they can help.
Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For information or to make a
donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-5725.

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 until ug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. urtil 3
p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 .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.
For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During
hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.1

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children tuning 3 pti or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may applt at
Northside Headstart,. 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) $57-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide )ar-
ticipation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds fro the
sale will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. O der
forms have been placed at different businesses so that the ch rch
can fill the orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-
4654. Orders will be taken until the end of September.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sclqed-
uled 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.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air P1trol
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 tl- ese
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operatibns
Center, (863) 763-3212.





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Looking Back...
The D.R. McNeill home is shown after its completion about 1920. The Bank of America is located where this lovely home
was situated. The home itself was moved to Basinger. This photo also appears in the 1993 book "Strolling Down Coun-
try Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee Histor-
ical Society to reprint the book "Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the book has been
increasing, and the Historical Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, and the society hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of
the book send your name, address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla.,
34973. This will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You are asked
to send your information to Mrs. Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
chobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you
wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events


Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.

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 located at 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 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, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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 meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E., which is located next to 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-affec-
tive disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held on
Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728
N.W.Ninth Ave. For information, please call, Irene Luck at (863) 763-
0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, on this
group, please call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985. ,
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call. (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.-For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information, con-
tact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461. '
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events


Evening of prayer is planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring an
evening of prayer at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene,
425 SW 28th St., on Monday, July 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is
invited to come and pray, sing, listen to special music and hear the
word of God. Prayers will be offered for the Okeechobee communi-
ty, community leaders, protection from hurricanes, the churches
and ministers, and for ourselves.

Vacation Bible School planned
The Corner Baptist Church, 81387 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting
Rambling Road Trip Vacation Bible School on July 25-29 from 6 until
8:30 p.m. for ages kindergarten through adults. For information, call
Pastor Perry Moore at (863) 634-7922.

Free hearing loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screenings at
the American Vision and Hearing Center, 3545 U.S. 441 S., next to
Publix on July 25-29. Screenings are available for adults over the age
of 18. Appointments are required. For information, call Betty at (863)
467-5333.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties, Inc. will have a full coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at
1 p.m. The meeting will be at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.
Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday,
July 27, immediately following the coalition meeting. The commit-
tee will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North
Portable, in Ft. Pierce.

Advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
ed to attend.
Laescuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 27 de Julio, alas 9 p.m., van
a juntar en el bibliotea. Todo el public estan envitadoes de asistir.

Free memory loss screenings
The 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. Since appointments are required, call Donna
(800) 861-7826 to make your appointment Screenings are for any-
one (any age) concerned about memory loss. The screening is done
by a nurse or social worker from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center.

Policing changes is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, July
30, starting at 7:30 a.m. and .re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Port St. Lucie Chief
of Police John Skinner. The topic will be policing changes in a rapid-
ly growing city. For information, call Robert Vege (772) 871-5032.

Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding a
public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The meeting is
to update everyone on our progress and to prepare for the future.
We need volunteers to help in the organization and construction of
new homes. Volunteers are needed for the board of directors to pro-
vide leadership and direction to the committees. The committees
need people to help in fund raising, site selection, family selection,
public relations, volunteer coordination and construction. This is not
an orientation meeting for potential applicants. Those who wish to
apply for a Habitat house are welcome to volunteer to work on any
of the committees other than family selection. Contact the Habitat
office at (863) 357-1371 for information.

Rodeo Flag Team tryouts slated
Girls in grades nine-12 that are interested in being a member of
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Flag Drill Team can tryout
beginning Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena U.S. 441 N.,
starting at 7 p.m. Riders must be experienced. For information, call
(863) 634-1888.

Red Cross offers CPR course
The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch on
Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this course is
$35. For information on how to sign up for this course stop by the
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

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

Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to. a Family Fun Day on
Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the First United
Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Second St. Sign ups
and activities for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. The show will
begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show there will be a lunch for
everyone and a few door prizes for the children who sign up. All chil-
dren will receive a helium balloon or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a
Methodist minister and illusionist, will be performing.





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Community Events
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.
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 community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
:Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out
more.
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-,
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi'children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to inmite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or.
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive director at i.63.i 462-4000, ext. 255.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteerss to be part of,
their Disaster Action Team I DAT'. The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs with
stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For informa-
tion call Lee Minton at 186.3)1 357-3442, or John White at (863) 357-
2975.
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
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FWC studies number of


bears killed by motor vehicles


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has released the results of an
assessment of road impacts using
genetic analysis of nearly 5,500
bear hair samples snared from
barbed wire mid Florida's six
major bear populations. FWC
conducted tl study for the Flori-
da Department of Transportation
to learn more about the impacts
of roads and bear road kills on
bear populations in the study
areas.
The study, released July 20,
examined six bear populations
(Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola,
Big Cypress, Eglin, and St. Johns
River) from February 2001 to June
2005. Scientists set up 7,000 snare
sites made of barbed wire strands
encircling a lure. Barbs snared
clumps of hair from bears as they
climbed through the wires to get
to the lure.
Biologists then sent the hair
samples to an outside lab where
state-of-the-art genetic techniques
were used to determine the sex of
the bear and a DNA profile. They
used these data in population
models to generate population
estimates and to calculate impact
of road kills on bear populations.
The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida provided funding for the
genetic analysis component of the
study.
I Tim Breault, director of the
FWC's Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation, said, "The
study showed that, on average,
road-kill mortality rates for Florida


black bear populations are similar
to those for American black bears
in other eastern states. The princi-
pal conclusion of this study is that
while road-related mortality
impacts the status of bear popula-
tions, the current level of road
mortality appears to be sustain-
able, and does not pose an imme-
diate threat to the status of the
population segments studied."
He said similar mortality rates
don't necessarily mean they have
similar impacts on bear popula-
tions, however.
Mr. Breault said the study
enabled FWC scientists to use cut-
ting-edge technology to generate
the best population assessment to
date for bears in these areas.
"It will be useful in assessing
the magnitude of the threat to
populations posed by motor vehi-
cles," he said. "The study shows
that, on average, road kills do not
pose a threat to Florida's bear
populations, based on current
population estimates. However, if
habitat decreases and new roads
lead to increases in mortality rates,
we would need to re-evaluate
these conclusions."
The Florida black bear is on the
state's list of imperiled species as
threatened. It is not listed on the
federal endangered or threatened
species lists.
"The Florida black bear, a
unique sub-species that occurs
primarily in Florida, once was
widely distributed throughout
Florida. Bears require large home
ranges and need ample habitat to


ensure a healthy population. Sev-
eral factors, such as urban devel-
opment and an increase in human
population, have reduced bear
habitat. The bears that once
roamed across the entire state
have been fragmented into isolat-
ed sub-populations," Mr. Breault
said.
In Florida, the last bear hunt
was conducted in 1993. The sea-
son was closed in 1994, and FWC
staff is not recommending
resumption.
This study focused on road kills
and did not directly address issues
such as nuisance bears and bear
hunting, Mr. Breault said. "There is
a wide range of opinions regard-
ing bear conservation. To gain a
better understanding of public
attitudes, opinions, and percep-
tions regarding bears and bear
management, the FWC will begin
a survey in Florida later this year."
To view the FWC report and
FAQs on line, go to:
MyFWC.com/bear/Online_report
s.htm. For more information
about the Florida Black Bear and
living in bear country, check out
www.wildflorida.org/bear/.
The estimated populations for
each studied area are:
Apalachicola: 438 695 bears
Big Cypress: 516 878 bears
'* Eglin: 63-101 bears
Ocala: 729-1,056 bears
Osceola: 201 -315 bears
St. Johns: 100-179 bears


FWC welcomes public feedback on


action plan to keep wildlife healthy


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is ready for the next round of feed-
back on the state's action plan for
keeping fish and wildlife popula-
tions healthy. The second draft of
the strategy, a component of Flori-
da's Wildlife Legacy Initiative, is on
the FWC's Web site and ready for
people to review and make sugges-
tions for improvement.
The goal of Florida's Wildlife
Legacy Initiative is to sustain all fish
and wildlife in Florida and keep
common species common. Public
participation is a crucial element in
developing the plan.
When the FWC posted the first
draft online, in June, the Web site
received more than 30,000 hits.


Staff hopes to maintain that level of
interest with the second draft.
"We know that great ideas can
come from the people of Florida-
people who know the areas they
live in and want to provide some-
thing wonderful for future genera-
tions," Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative leader, Thomas Eason, said.
"We have received an abundance
of high-quality ideas and feedback,
so far. Now we need help with fine
tuning the strategy."
The FWC has worked with a
broad cross section of Floridians to
develop the wildlife e action plan,
including professors, hunters,
anglers, conservationists, farmers,
ranchers and the general public.
Participants have proposed


diverse, and sometimes conflict-
ing, ideas for managing wildlife.
Eason views this as a positive part
of the process, which is why the
agency is producing the document
in an open forum.
"It is vital that people stay
involved in the process so we can
work through the challenges and
finish with a solid, well-balanced
plan that will serve Florida well,"
Eason said.
To review and comment on the
action plan or learn more about
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative,
visit MyFWC.com and click on
"Wildlife Legacy." The second
draft of the strategy is available for
comment now through August 1.


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Fish and Wildlife Commission


plans outdoor women workshops


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has two workshops planned for
women who want to spend a
weekend learning a variety of out-
door skills. The FWC has a Sept. 9-
11 "Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman" workshop scheduled for
Ocala and a Nov. 18-20 workshop
for West Palm Beach.
The FWC invites women, 18 and
older, to attend the workshops to
learn or improve their outdoors skills
and enjoy a few recreational activi-
ties. In four, three-and-a-half-hour
sessions, workshops teach skills
associated with hunting/shooting,
fishing and non-consumptive
(canoeing, camping, etc.) activities
at all levels of physical activity.
The Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to experi-
ment and enjoy the camaraderie of
others who want to learn about
Florida's great outdoors. Although
it is designed with women in mind,
the camp is open to anyone who


wants to learn in a comfortable,
non-threatening, non-competitive,
hands-on atmosphere. The camp's
instructors strive to make partici-
pants feel at ease.
"Patience is the secret to the
success of our Becoming an Out-
doors-Woman program," said
Lynne Hawk, director of the pro-
gram. "Our instructors are here to
guide people through the activities.
There is no intimidation."
The workshops will take place
at the Ocala Conservation Center in
the Ocala National Forest and at
Pine Jog's Everglades Youth Con-
servation Camp in the J.W Corbett
Wildlife Management Area (north-
west Palm Beach County). They
are rustic summer camp facilities
with basic, modern amenities.
Lodging is dormitory style, with
meals served in the cafeterias. Ses-
sions will begin Friday afternoon
and end Sunday with lunch.
The cost is $150. However par-
tial scholarships are available for
low-income participants. Work-


shops are limited to 100 partici-
pants on a first-come, first-serve
basis.
Information about the work-
shop and registration is at
MyFWC.com/BOW or by calling
(561) 625-5126.
Session topics include: Intro-
duction to pan-fishing; introduction
to handgun shooting and hunting;
introduction to bass fishing; basic
archery and bow-hunting skills;
introduction to fly-fishing; basic
wilderness survival skills; boating
basics; outdoor photography
basics; canoeing/kayaking basics;
bird-watching basics; Florida
whitetails; basic camping/back-
packing skills; small-game hunting
basics; The primitive chef; basic
personal safety skills; basic wilder-
ness first aid; Talkin' turkey; intro-
duction to reading the woods;
introduction to shooting sports;
hunter safety course; black powder
firearm basics; and, introduction to
shotgun shooting and hunting.


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merchants. Simply present your Daily Discount Card to receive the listed dis-
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We hope you will enjoy this added value for subscribing to the
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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C

Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
$50 OFF Service $100 OFF Unit Replacement
(Does not apply w/any other discount)

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #MA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bwokkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares


WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

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110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
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New retail space to open winter 2006
By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
On the northeast corner, just '-
past the intersection of U.S. 441
North and Cemetery Road, a new
billboard sign has just been erect- .. :'.
ed. The sign is advertising a new '
shopping center tentatively sched-
uled to open this winter.
. "We don't know right now *.tf., I. '
what we will be permitted to build |
in total square footage. However,
we are planning to build a shop- 3. SF /4 4 -
ping strip mall with shops to serve '
the Okeechobee area residents," ,. .
said property owner Mike Jimenez t :' .....
in a telephone interview. P
Mr. Jimenez also noted that he
is in the process of finding interest-
ed retailers to lease space when the
new center is completed. Retailers
interested in leasing space in the Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
new shopping center can call Mr. A new sign for a brand new retail center was recently erect-
Jimenez at (305) 778-4444. ed on the corner of U.S. 441 N. and Cemetery Road.


Real estate developer purchases stock

in Babcock Company by joint venture


West Palm Beach Kitson &
Partners announced today that it
has executed a contract with the
Babcock family to purchase 100
percent of the stock of the Babcock
Florida Company, which owns the
approximate 91,000-acre Babcock
Ranch. Kitson .P:1,trr_ ',,ill
acquire the Bab6ock.Florida- Geo-.
pany in a joint venture' o.ith its'
financial partner, the Morgan Stan-
ley Real Estate Fund ("MSREF").
While Kitson & Partners has not
been a party to the State of Florida's
previous attempts to acquire the
Ranch, it is ready to negotiate a
deal that would allow the state and
Charlotte and Lee Counties to pre-
serve a significant portion of the.
property for conservation purpos-
es.
"We believe it is possible to
Achieve the conservation goals of
the state of Florida and the resi-
dents of Charlotte and Lee Coun-
ties while allowing for develop-
ment of a portion of the property,"
said Syd Kitson, Chairman and


CEO of Kitson & Partners. "We are
committed to working with the
state and county leaders to be
responsible stewards of Babcock
Ranch." Company officials plan to
meet with local leaders and state
officials as soon as possible to dis-
(ussi-iupii'rs "
rso... t PLta u ,r: [', a reail ,:_-I 1.'
development company headquai-
tered in West Palm Beach. Over the
past decade, the company has suc-
cessfully developed and managed
several large-scale master planned
communities in Florida as well as
the northeast.
Kitson & Partners and MSREF
are jointly developing Grande
Champion (Daytona
Beach) and Ibis Golf & Country
Club, which neighbors the Grassy
Waters Nature
Preserve in West Palm Beach.
Kitson & Partners intends to
continue operating the numerous
existing businesses
enterprises on Babcock Ranch,
including a sod farm, a limestone


mining company, an eco-tourism
operation and a cattle ranch.
"We know that state leaders
and community residents will have
many questions and
concerns as this project moves
forward," Kitson said. "The con-
ih has just been' fi, ,ii 1... and
ii' .': many issue i I ... n6t
yet resolved. We look forward to
working with Charlotte and Lee
Counties, the state and other inter-
ested citizens as we create the
long-term vision for this important
piece of land."
SKitson praised the Babcock
family members for their efforts to
put together the contract.
"Through the commitment and
diligent efforts of the Babcock fam-
ily, we have been able to structure
a deal that balances the needs of all
parties involved, and ensures that
Babcock Ranch will always be a
source of pride for Floridians," Kit-
.son said.


Riverside Bank vice president to

attend 46th annual trust session


Robbi Sumner, vice president
with Riverside Bank in Okee-
chobee, will be attending the
46th annual session of the Flori-
da Bankers Association Florida
Trust School and Florida Gradu-
ate Trust School at the University
of South Florida in Tampa July
24-29.
The school requires a week
of resident study each summer
for three years, as well as exten-
sion problems between resident
sessions. The curriculum is


designed to provide comprehen-
sive practical training in areas of
trust banking.
The basic first year course is
concerned with a trust depart-
ment's establishment, structure,
purpose and general activities.
The Grad Level 1 class covers
administration of estates. The
Grad Level II class is devoted to
the administration of trusts. A
full daily class schedule and
evening seminars provide
intense training during the week


at the university.
The Florida Trust School and
Florida Graduate Trust School is
only one of the numerous edu-
cational opportunities provided
by the Florida Bankers Associa-
tion. The activities are designed
to assist Florida bankers in their
service to the public.
Riverside Bank's trust and
investment management depart-
ment provides services through-
out its 10 county service area,
including Okeechobee.


Taxpayers can e-file through Oct. 17


WASHINGTON Taxpayers
and tax professionals who filed for
an extension can use e-file to file
their 2004 tax returns, the Internal
Revenue Service announced today.
The IRS expects some 10 mil-
lion taxpayers to file after the April
15, deadline. Among them are
those who received an automatic
four-month filing extension to Aug.
15, and those granted an additional
two-month extension to Oct. 17,
because of certain hardships.
"Extension filers should take a
few minutes and look into the ben-
efits of IRS e-file," said IRS'Commis-
sioner Mark W Everson. "IRS e-file
is the preferred method for taxpay-
ers who want their taxes done fast.
It's accurate, secure and easy to
l ii',_ is also the best option for
taxpayers who need to file, but did
not get an extension. E-file speeds
the return to the IRS, reducing
penalty and interest amounts for
those who owe taxes.
In addition to e-file, several pri-
vate companies participating in the
Free File program will provide free
return preparation and e-filing serv-
ices to eligible taxpayers through
mid-October Almost all taxpayers
qualify for Free File, which is avail-
able on IRS.gov.
Aug. 15, is also the last time that
TeleFile can be used to file tax
forms of any kind. The IRS is dis-
continuing the TeleFile system -
using a telephone to file basic tax


returns and extensions because
of declining use and the growth of
other electronic filing alternatives,
such as Free File.
. Of the more than 126 million tax
returns filed through early July,
more than 67 million were filed
electronically 11 percent more
than last year. Of those, more than


5 million came through Free File, a
46 percent increase from last year.
This year marks the first time
that more than half of all taxpayers
filed electronically, with paper filers
now in the minority. More than 53
percent have filed electronically so
far this year.


Okeechobee News/D.Hamilton
Happy birthday!
Kiwanis Club member, Dick Blair received a surprise birth-
day cake for his 91st birthday during Thursday's Kiwanis
Club meeting from Village Square Restaurant waitress,
Margie. Mr. Blair commented that he was happy to be cel-
ebrating into his nineties with good friends like Margie.


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$0.00
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$85,000.00
$0.00
$142,000.00
$33,000.00
$25,000.00
$33,000.00
$15,500.00
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$92,000.00
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$33,500.00
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$0.00
$0.00
$179,900.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$0.00
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5/24/05
5/19/05
10/18/79
8/25/76
7/1/78
7/1/86
11/1/76
1/1/82
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3/1/91
10/30/98
5/28/04
6/17/02
1/9/04
11/1/85
5/24/05
4/19/05
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9/14/04
4/27/01
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11/15/04
3/17/03
1/21/05
12/30/03
5/19/05
5/1/86
2/23/05
4/8/05
2/8/05
5/18/04
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8/12/04
10/24/02
2/22/05
4/27/05
4/18/05
5/25/05
1/1/77
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Sale2 Price Name
$0.00 STRINGER NEIL & ANDREA M
$0.00 ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
$0.00 ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
$8,000.00 EDEN DELGADO PA
$6,500.00 CHILDS KENNETH R
$4,000.00 A TO Z PROPERTIES INC TRUSTEES
$6,100.00 SERRANO LADISLAO & MARIA
$5,000.00 EDEN DELGADO PA
$8,000.00 EDEN DELGADO PA
$6,500.00 EDEN DELGADO PA
$4,600.00 EDEN DELGADO PA
$91,800.00 GOODWIN FRANCES L
$17,000.00 WILLIAMS RHONDA & WILLIAMS
$89,000.00 MCLAUGHLIN HENRI & MARY
$9,000.00 JOSEPH WILBENS & NATACHA
$15,000.00 WALKER JOHN L & JOYNER NETTY
$0.00 STRINGER NEIL & ANDREA M
$0.00 HYMAN BEVERLY & DAWKINS JUNIOR
$10,000.00 STEELE JOAN
$0.00 SPENCE PAULA M
$12,500.00 STRINGER NEIL & ANDREA M
$113,500.' MASSEY WILLIAM D & BARBARA J
$800.00 JUAREZ EPIFANIO F
$700.00 HANDKINS FLORENCE
$24,000.00 POWERS KENNETH & GILLIS ALLEN
$11,000.00 FLETT PROPERTIES INC
$0.00 ,CENDEJAS JUAN & LESLIE H
$0.00 BAILEY GARY T
$15,000.00 CHINLOY DONNA
$14,000.00 CRIBBS RICHARD L & PATRICIAA
$0.00 KAHN ROBERT & SANDRA
$35,300.00 JOLES JANET
$0.00 COX PAUL I & SARAH F
$110,000.00 DURHAM GERALD R & MARY LOU
$75,000.00 4L HOLDINGS LLC
$0.00 TERRAZAS DAVID & MARIA LOUISA
$100.00 BELL DAVID L
$12,000.00 LILITE JEAN MAXO, LILITE GOLD
$5,000.00 ASHLEY MINNIE LEE
$0.00 STEWART TRISHA M & LYNN B SR
$20,000.00 STEWART TRISHA M & LYNN B SR
$0.00 B S R LAND COMPANY
$0.00 GARDUNO ISMAEL TELLEZ & MARIA
$6,500.00 ABBENANTE RALPH
$0.00 ANZALONE FRANK & MICHELE R
$0.00 FISCHER MARC S & DENISE A
$11,800.00 WEDDERBURN TREVOR & SHARON
$54,000.00 HAYES JERRY J & BARBARA J
$115,000.00 DAVIS JIMMY H & TOTTY S
$20,000.00 WALDRON MARSHALL
$0.00 ESQUIVEL MANUEL H & ESTELA
$18,000.00 BLOOM NANCY J
$100,000.00 NGUYEN TRUC T & VUONG GARY T M
$110,000.00 MARTEX FOOD SERVICES FLORIDA I
$0.00 MARTEX FOOD SERVICES FLORIDA I
$0.00 POGGI JOHN :& MEYER KAREN
$205,400.00 JAMES RICHARD & MARCIA W
$0.00 JAMES RICHARD &' MARCIA W
$95,000.00 PARRA FAUSTO & NUNEZ GRACIELA
CARROLL ARTHUR B & DIANE M
$0.00 DOUGLAS JASON HAROLD & BREMSER
$5,000.00 SALMON NITA
$0.00 MORGAN JAMES A & YVONNE J
$364,400.00 GLOBAL AMERICAN GROUP LLC
$12,500.00 SANLUIS DIMAS
$10,000.00 GARCIA ANGEL
$7,000.00 MOORE TRISTRAM R & DARLEEN E
$6,300.00 O'MEALLY PURNEL & O'MEALLY L
$0.00 GRUMMER WILLIAM J & LUCILLE R
$16,000.00 AVILES ALFONSO
$29,000.00 SANCHEZ RODOLFO
$43,500.00 PARNELL CHARLES A SR
$3,500.00 FERNANDEZ VELMA
$40,000.00 CARDULLO WILLIAM & PENNY R
$7,500.00 GOGONAS DENNIS
$0.00 HAMEL CAROLYN
$17,000.00 CAMILLE ROBENS & CAMILLE
$0.00 TROIANO OMER F & NADINE M
$0.00 TROIANO OMER F & NADINE M
$48,000.00 MCCOIN JIM
$0.00 SCHOVERLING SCOTT & WELLS
$35,000.00 ELLIOTT GAIL M TRUSTEE
$17,000.00 PARNELL CHARLES A SR
$135,000.00 MONTOYA JOSE HERNANDO
$9,600.00 SHORTRIDGE CYNTHIA LEFF
$8,200.00 RIDENHOUR RICKY J
$3,700.00 POWELL RUTH
$2,700.00 KAMINESTER LEWIS H
$2,700.00 KAMINESTER LEWIS
$3,900.00 KAMINESTER LEWIS H
$0.00 SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN D
$100.00 HANCOCK DENISE M
$100.00 HANCOCK DENISE M
$1,500.00 BROWN BERNELL & BROWN LYNN
$1,500.00 BROWN BERNELL & BROWN LYNN
$1,500.00 BROWN BERNELL & BROWN LYNN
$10,500.00 CHAPMAN JANICE
$10,000.00 CHAPMAN JANICE
$4,000.00 SMITH ANDREW M
$4,000.00 CHAPMAN JANICE
$5,000.00 SNYDER ELLEN S & KINSLEY
$0.00 MILLER RICHARD N
$9,500.00 CHAPMAN JANICE
$30,000.00 PALERMO MARTIN & TINA
$70,000.00 KEEFER MERLE & WILLCOXSON JOAN


$6,000.00 MOORE TRISTRAM & DARLEEN E
$0.00 MOORE TRISTRAM & DARLEEN E
$3,600.00 KAMINESTER LEWIS H
$150,000.00 TOMPKINS HARMAN J & ALYCE J
$4,300.00. KAMINESTER LEWIS H
$1,800.00 SOOKRAM KRISHINDAT
$0.00 SOOKRAM KRISHINDAT
$0.00 SOOKRAM KRISHINDAT
$0.00 SOOKRAM KRISHINDA T
$1,800.00 SOOKRAM KRISHINDAT
$1,200.00 CUMMINGS CYNTHIA C, COTTON
$0.00 WILLIAMS RHONDA & WILLIAMS MIT


Street
NW 34TH


NW 306TH
NW 300TH
NW 288TH

NW 282ND
NW 286TH
NW 268TH
NW 268TH
26TH DRIVE
SW 44TH
SE 18TH
NW 284TH
NW 39TH
NW 34TH
NW 306TH
NW 284TH
NW 274TH
NW 83RD
SE 25TH
SE 57TH
SE 57TH
NW 25TH
SE 67TH

NE 103RD
NW 306TH
HWY 441 SE
NW 272ND
SE 27TH
SW 35TH
SE 34TH





NW 318TH
NW 318TH
NW 300TH
NW 4TH
NW 282ND
SE 22ND
SE 137TH.
NW 264TH
SE 49TH
SW 35TH
SE 13TH
NE 80TH
SE 91ST
NW 220TH


SW 16TH,
SW 33RD
SW 33RD
SW 10TH
SE 8TH

NE 1ST

SE 80TH
NW 276TH
NW 264TH
NW 256TH



SE 25TH
SE 98TH

HWY 78 W
NW 314TH
NW 296TH
NW 292ND
HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
NW 82ND
NW 272ND
SE 26TH
NE 8TH
SE 21ST
NW 17TH
NW 32ND

NW 318TH
NW 300TH
NW 296TH
NE 28TH
NW 302ND
NW 302ND



NW 300TH
NW 300TH
NW 292ND
NW 292ND

HWY 78 W
NW 280TH
NW 154TH
SE 28TH


NW 256TH
NW 256TH

SW 16TH






NW 10TH
SE 3RD


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ST
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0 VACANT .
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
1.5 VACANT
1.25 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT -
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT-
0.149 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
1.25 VACANT
0.433 MOBILE KOM
0 VACANT
1.25: VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0 VACANT
0.114 SINGLE FAM
0 MOBILE HOM
0 MOBILE HOM.
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
Q VACANT. ,-
1 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT.
0 MOBILE HOM.
1.5 VACANT
0 MOBILE HOM
0 MOBILE ROM
0 MOBILE HOM
0.498 VACANT
0 VACANT
2.5 VACANT
2.5 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM,
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
0.99 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
6.12 VACANT
10.19 VACANT.
1.25 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM
0 MOBILE HOM
0.229 SINGLE FAM
10 VACANT -
0 MOBILE HOM
21 NON AG ACR.
1.21 NON AG ACR.
7.83 NON AG.ACR
0.761 VACANT
0.47 VACANT
0.5 VACANT-.
0.404 SINGLE-
0.172 VACANT:.
2.5 VACANT..
0 VACANT .
1 MOBILE HOM-
10.42 PASTUREF C
1.5 VACANT
1.25 VACANT ,
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT, --
2.5 VACANT
0.728 VACANT -
0 MOBILE H-OM
0 \ MOBILE HOM
0 VACANT .-
0 MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT. :,
1.25 VACANT
1.25 .VACANT
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM_.
1.25 VACANT
0 SINGLE FAM.'
5 MOBILE HOM
0 SINGLE FAM
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
0 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT -
1.25 VACANT -
0.202 -. MOBILE HOM
1.25 VACANT
2.5 : VACANT
0 VACANT
0 VACANT -
0 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1:25. VACANT .
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
2.5 VACANT.i
0 VACANT. ,
1.25 VACANT -,.
4.73 VACANT,. l
0 MOBILE FOM"


1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.5 VACANT
0 MOBILE WOM.
1.25 VACANT -
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT .,
1.25 VACANT
1.25 VACANT ."
0.344 SINGLE FAIK
0.488 SINGLE FAM'


Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com








The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 25, 2005 SPORTS 9


Sports Briefs


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Program ad space
is still available
Ads are now available in the
Okeechobee High School Athlet-
ic Association All-Sports pro-
gram.
The deadline to submit an ad
is July 25.
The cost of an ad is: one-
eighth page (business card) $50;
one-fourth page $100; one-half
page $150; and, a full page -
$250. Color ads cost the same as
black and white ads.
Your ad will appear in 300
issues that will be distributed at
all home varsity football games.
Proceeds will directly benefit all
sports at O.H.S.
Since there are other advertis-
ing agencies offering ads and
sponsorships, keep in mind that if
your check is not made directly to
O.H.S. the money will not go to
benefit the school's sports pro-
grams.
To place an ad or receive infor-
mation, contact Mike Rade-
baugh, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 462-5025.
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups extended
Sign-ups for the Pop Warner
football league and cheerleading
program will take place at Teen
Town, 305 N.W. Second St., on
July 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most recent report card and
a current 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 Sonya Washington at (863)
634-3482 or (863) 697-2576.
Pop Warner football is not
associated with the OCRA foot-
ball program.
0.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2
in the O.H.S. gym.
There will be two sessions
each day. The first session will be
from 8 until 10 a.m. The second
session will be from 3 until 5 p.m.
Players must turn in a physical
and a parent consent form in
order to participate. These forms
are available in the school office
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3
p.m.
The try6ut&'-e for varsity and
junior varsity, though all incom-
ingifreshmen are encouraged to
attend. In the event any freshman
is not selected to one of these
teams, they will be asked to
report back on Monday, Aug. 8,
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for the
first official freshman team prac-
tice.
For information, contact
coach May at (863) 634-5836.
Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do
not have access to a set of clubs,
the team will find one for you.
There will be both a girls and a.
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
Team members must have a
current physical and be a part of
the Brahman sports family.
For information, contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
1722.
Pop Warner members
to meet NFL players
. The Pop Warner Chobee Little
Brahmans will provide team
members with the opportunity to
meet 13 NFL players at Suncoast
High School football camp on


July 23.
This camp will be sponsored
by the NFL players. This opportu-
nity will be free to Okeechobee
Pop Warner players to make up
for their disappointment in not
meeting an NFL player at their
recent camp in Okeechobee.
Any player signed up for the
Pop Warner league is invited.
For information contact James
Shockley, co-president at (863)
634-3482, or Albion Crowell, co-
president, at (863) 697-2576.
Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning ses-
sions 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
assistant 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 cer-
tificate will also be required at
registration.
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.
Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are 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.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday Saturday from 12:30
until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday from
4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m. The pool is not open
during school hours. When
school is in session the pool is
used for physical education and
other school-related activities. For
information, contact the pool
office at (863) 467-7667.
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament team one weekend a
month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-
end.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 25, 2005


At the Movies -


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 22,
through Thursday, July 28, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(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, 7and 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 "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7and 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.

Briefs

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer 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 community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate, and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at l863) -167-8020, or Janet at (863)

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs. are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law


828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs,.cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.


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900 Numbers 160


Black & White Pit, Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-3225
Found: Corgi, brown & white,
not neutered, very friendly,
Call to identify
863-634-4369.
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423





Bronco was LOST Nov. '04.
Lt brown, 30lbs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. Pis call(561)924-5656
CAT, Yellow & White tiger,
young male, Very friendly.
(863)763-8131


DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low Acres. (863)763-2603
PUPPY, Male, 21/ mo. old,
black & tan w/bob tail. Lost in
vic. of SW section of Okee-
chobee. (863)467-8165


KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
home only (863)342-2974.
LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4455
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957
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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start
Fax resume to
863-467-2402
or apply within.
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454


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COUNSELOR II
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings
for the following positions. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/min..
2 yrs. exp. in mental health or social work,
LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or eligible. CAP (+).
Min. 2 yr. exp. w/Sub. abuse/mental health.
Flex hours req. Valid FL drivers lic. Fax resume
w/salary req. to (954)967-3477 or email
amdixon@semtribe.com

Southern Gardens Groves seeks
Scouts and Facility Attendants
Scout will perform detailed citrus tree inspections,
complete
reports, and operate motor vehicles. Facility Attendant will
handle grove traffic flow, assure canker compliance
procedures, assist visitors and complete logs. Both require
good verbal and written communication skills. Prefer
bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package including
health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315, or
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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


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We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
Attendant/stock
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
position. Training will
be provided for
responsible people..
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 Fl:Turnpike.
(863)763-9383
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P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
863-763-4114.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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never accept any advertise-
ment that is Illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
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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-
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
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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 Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offerd 425
Insuran .' 430
Medical Servil4mA3S



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
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Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor
Requires
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in
agricultural production and management; at least
2 year supervisory experience; familiar with fertilizer,
irrigation, insecticide, and pest management
programs; computer skills; and must be
willing to work grove schedule.
Prefer bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package
including health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315,
or e-mail dmelton(southerngardens.com. EOE



Needed for large dairy.
Contact Bdin t McArthur Farms, Inc.,
Maintenance Shop, 1550 N.E 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. 863-763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.


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

LAB ANALYST
SOUTHERN GARDEN CITRUS
Seeks an individual with previous laboratory experience.
Minimum High School or GED required. Good computer and
math skills needed. Good pay, benefits and a 401K. Contract
HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax 863.902.4315, or
dmeltonesouthernoardens.com.


needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade


Delivery/Warehouse
Person
Apply at Badcock
Furniture
512 WN Park St.
Must be able to load,
unload & assemble
furniture.
No Phone Calls Please.
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street

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
I Electrician: I
lJourneymen 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
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FITTER/WELDER
COMBO ONLY
WELDER HELPER
Work in Clewiston area.
Call 863-763-6423, Iv. msg.
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
or construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521
Shop here first!
The classified ads


Local Construction Company
is currently seeking Skilled
Foreman &
Carpenters ASAR
Top Pay. Must have own
transportation. Call Shaun
@ (863)634-7428

MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 PM.
MECHANIC NEEDED
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation
(863)634;0296
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
Receptionist/Clerical position
for professional office. Typ-
* ing & computer skills a
must. Send your resume to
RO. Box 2430, Okeechobee,
FL 34973.
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Cat Work. Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coh.;, Stamps 570
CWI .lcbles 575
(.omp,4ter Video 50eO
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fitture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment..'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies."
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 085
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sew;ng Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 7 10
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.

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NEWSPAPER...
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to the
best produds
ond services.


FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500,
(863)357-1019
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.
FREEZER, used only 6 mos.
chest type, $100. 600 NW
17th St., behind Rodeo Are-
na.
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
(772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
(863)697-8319.
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate'.
(863)467-1547



WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.
(863)467-1782


Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914



FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risers.
$250 .or best offer.
(863)467-8005
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
(863)357-1560.
PLYWOOD, 5 1g. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951



BABY SWING, Boy Baby
Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413
CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call,(863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout; Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
SPORTS CARDS, Large Col-
lection, 1700+ Cards. $1500
or best offer. (863)610-1082



GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
(863)675-2969
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
i (863)634-0716
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
-solid pine, $300.
(863)634-2582
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
863-357-9453.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
king size, $325.
(863)357-2988
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
(863)357-2211
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
(863)357-2211
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910


LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125
(863)467-6162.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.



BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
(863)763-4939/634-2017
WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.



CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
863-357-9453.


HANDICAP TOILET, portable,
brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand. new, $30.
(863)467-5709


CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
863-357-3779.
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
(863)763-6340
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)449-9635
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-449-9635
0 1 1 1I


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
ALPACKA.-$500 or trade
1(863)673-1567
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
(863)357-2588
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
FISH TANKS (25) 2/2, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
LLAMA-$500 or trade
(863)673-1567
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
MINIATURE POODLE 8 wks
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400. Call 863-763-4989.


RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136



HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
POOL- 4ft, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer. (863)824-8749.
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794



SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.
TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033



CB RADO0- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
TELEVISION- 19", Sanyo, re-
mote,.antenna, good picture,
$50. (863)674-0098.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut,
grain, $75. (863)357-8788


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 51/2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
* Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer, (863)763-6369
FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
(863)763-4684
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
(863)261-2263

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 806
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime.
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713


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QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider. $1000.
(863)634-7801
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611



Garden Tractor, buy 1 get 2
free, 11hp Murray, good
cond.,-needs battery, $100.
(863)763-2053.
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
(863)801-1666
LAWN EQUIPMENT
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
(863)763-3951
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)265-4161
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
Riding Lawn Mower, Snap-
per, $200. (863)634-2582
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HPR
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.
'Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
(302)697-3931


LIVESTOCK TRAILER-15',
Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime



SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350
(772)201-5166


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 year old,
$850 mo. 863-357-4140

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
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FISH PROCESSING PLANT
Turn Key, License Available.
$900 mo. + sec. dep. & ref.
Okeechobee. (772)260-5838


OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $750 mo., 1st, last &
sec. (863)763-6513


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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 I100
Real Estate Wanted 1Oh.5
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 10i5
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
$225,000. Call
(863)634-6300 or
561-827-6508
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IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
$134,900.772-579-8489
LARKEE LAKES- 2br, 2ba,
well kept home, on canal,
Won't last at only $120,000,
MUST SEE !! Open House
July 24th, (561)236-1109.


Okeechobee 5V Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm


OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$31,000 (561)262-6884


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 20)10
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
305-245-8768/345-1319


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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 31)15
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30'?5



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, S2000
(863)635-3627.
Big 0 Airboat hull, 13' seat
stand & cage, exc. shape,
less than 1 yr. old, $2000
neg. Call Heath
863-634-6006
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
(863)983-8417

EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi-
num, Runs good. Boat, Mo-
tor & Trailer. $700 or best
Offer. (863)763-1431
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'

10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244


COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel,
25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged,
No pets, No smoking. Very
clean! $9500 (863)357-1714
Itasca Winnebago, '84, 272
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
MOTORHOME- '1990, Kountry
Star, Class C, 30', new tires
generator batteries. 49K,
13,000. (863)763-5870
RV'S (2) one w/ screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
786-423-7057



TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


HONDA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
HONDA CBR HURRICANE-
'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)697-8319
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
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GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 Iv msg
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
(863)357-1960 or
863)634-5402.


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TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
(863)634-7706.



Trailer for Sale: 2005 Hawk-
line Lowboy Gooseneck, 18'
Deck, tandem axle, elec.
brakes, 7000# capacity.
Call Tom at All Coast Tractor
(863)467-7500



Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4I005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -1030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40140
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 401)55
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trir, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
(863)946-0599
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
(863)467-4598
MERCURY-' 89, Grand
marque Nice cond. Very de-
pendable. Tan w/white top.
$2200. neg 863-675-3726
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM'95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires &a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm



FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 6/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up.. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-'
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.


CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
gine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
(863)675-4643
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
(863)634-6654


CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933

CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
(954)587-2644 or 260-1933
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.


Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233