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Vol. 96 No. 215


Wednesday, August 3, 2005


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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
A group of men from the southeastern portion of the country toured Red Larson's Dairy
Farming operation Tuesday as part of final judging for the Southeastern Farmer of the
Year award. Mr. Larson wonthe Florida competition and is competing with state winners
from seven other states. The winner will be announced in October. From left are: judges
John Wilson, retired state program leader for the Mississippi State Extension Service;
Roger Reynolds, retired executive with Farm Credit in Sumpter, S.C.; Red Larson; and,
Eric Raby, vice president of marketing for Massey Ferguson in North America.

Local dairyman competes for award


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A small caravan of pickup
trucks made their way to Lar-
son's Dairy Tuesday morning.
The occupants were there to.
either judge the dairy operation
or support the judging.
Judgment day was the sec-
ond phase of the Lancaster/Sun-
belt Expo Southeastern Farmer
of the Year contest. Mr. Larson
was named Florida Farmer of
the Year in early June, which
qualified him for the contest
that comprises eight state win-
ners. The Southeastern Farmer
award. will be announced in
October.
After initial interviews in the
dairy's main office on North-
west Fifth Street, the group piled
into two vehicles and made
their way to Larson's three
dairies to tour them and learn as
much as they could about the
man, the cows, and the overall
operation. They were looking
for excellence in agriculture,
and the farmer who most meets
their judgment will take home
the prize, which includes a
$14,000 cash award and the use
of a Massey Ferguson tractor for


year.
The goals and objectives for
the award include the follow-
ing:
Reward a commitment to
excellence in the agricultural
industry.
Reward efficiency in farm-
ing practices.
Reward participation and
leadership in community, state
and national services.
Reward sound manage-
ment and financial practices.
Reward plans for future
development and changes.
Reward sound environ-
mental practices.
Mr. Larson has served agri-
culture through dairy farming
for 57 years and has received
many distinguished honors. In
the past, he has been elected to
the Florida Agriculture Hall of
Fame and the Dairy Hall of
Fame. He was selected as Dairy-
man of the Century in 1999 and
received the Olympian Dairy-
man's Award. He has served on
several boards for agricultural
and business councils.
Larson's dairy operation
covers 10,000 acres. An addi-
tional 3,000 acres of grass and
hay are used for silage with a


yield of 20-25 tons per acre,
according to a press release. He
has more than 6,000 cows that
produce 120,000,000 pounds of
milk annually. The average pro-
duction per cow is 21,000
pounds, the release said.
Mr. Larson and his wife Reda
have four grown children -
sons Woody and John, who
operate their own farms, and
daughters Barbara Stuart of
Orlando and Kathy Cooley of
Okeechobee.
As the Florida state winner,
Mr. Larson received a $2,500
cash award and an expense-
paid trip to the Sunbelt Expo
from Swisher International of
Jacksonville; a jacket and a $200
gift certificate from Williamson-
Dickie Company; a commemo-
rative fireproof home safe from
Misty Morn Safe Company; and,
a $500 gift certificate from
Southern States.
Judges included John Wil-
son, retired state program
leader for the Mississippi State
Extension Service; Roger
Reynolds, retired executive with
Farm Credit in Sumpter, S.C.;
and Eric Raby, vice president of
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
With a heart full of love and a
full.head of hair, Christy Murphy,
11, joyfully took a seat at a
styling booth in Vanity Fair Salon
& Spa. She had been growing
her hair for two years just for
this special occasion: sending at
least 10 inches to the Locks of
Love organization to provide a
wig for a disadvantaged child
who has no hair.
Christy, now in the fifth -
grade, said she has not had her
hair cut since the third grade. "I
let it grow out just so I could do
this," she said.
The youth found out about
the hair donation program from
her mother, Michelle. But it was
through doing her own
research on the web that truly
inspired her to make the dona-


tion.
"Before I did this, I went on
the website [www.lock-
soflove.org] and saw all these
kids that were bald and had
cancer and stuff. I felt bad for
them because I wouldn't want
to walk around bald," she said.
Christy's mother said she
wanted to give special thanks to
stylist Jodi Keller and salon
manager-Kathy Moore for their
help. The haircut is free.
Ms. Moore said her salon
does about seven haircuts for
Locks of Love every month. The
tendrils are sent to Lake Worth.
"We're the only salon registered
with Locks of Love online.
Maybe the other hair shops are
not aware they can sign up
online," she said.
According to Ms. Moore,
most donors are really calm


about having that much hair cut
off. She said only one person
didn't take it well at first. "She
wasn't upset or crying, but she
had not had her hair cut since
her daughter was born 21 years
ago, and she was a little
shocked, but happy," Ms. Moore
said. She added, "It is wonderful
to know that some child some-
where who has no hair will
have a full head of hair."
Locks of Love is a not-for-
profit organization that provides
hairpieces to financially disad-
vantaged children age 18 and
under who have medical hair
loss.
The program was started by
a retired nurse who once lost
her hair due to a medical condi-
tion called alopecia areata. Her
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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Michelle Murphy
Christy Murphy, age 11, donated 12 inches of hair to the Locks
of Love program in Lake Worth. She said she donated the hair
to help make more wigs for children with cancer who have lost
their own hair.


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News Briefs

River panel
meets Aug. 6
OKEECHOBEE The Kissim-
mee River Valley Advisory Com-
mittee will meet Saturday, Aug. 6,
from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basinger Community Center
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 com-
munity members that are interest-
ed 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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marketing for Massey Ferguson in
North America.
Among the group of visitors to
the dairies were Chip Blalock,
director of the Sunbelt Expo;
Bobby Batson, with Swisher Inter-
national; and John Larson, Mr.
Larson's son and another dairy
owner.


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M P testimony is that it was hard
enough for her to cope with the
a hair loss, but when her daughter
lost her hair due to the same con-
dition, she decided to do some-
thing about it and started the pro-
gram.
a There is no cure for alopecia
areata, and the organization
reports that most of the children
they help have lost their hair due
to the condition. However, the
children have also lost their hair
due to severe burns, radiation
treatment to the brain stem, or
many other dermatological con-
ditions resulting in permanent
hair loss.
Guidelines for donating hair to
Locks of Love including .the fol-
lowing:
Donated hair must be at least
10 inches, preferably 12 inches, in
length.
The hair must be bundled in
a pony tail or braid.
The hair must be free of hair
damaged by chemical processing.


Mr. Batson said that while the
judges bring their own perspec-
tive to the judging, there are no set
criteria or forms for them to fill
out when casting their vote. "The
contest is for Southeastern Farmer
of the Year, not just dairy farmer,"
Mr. Batson said. He said the
judges will be looking at excel-
lence in farming practices across
a variety of farming types, includ-
ing beef and peach farming in the
eight states.
The eight states include Alaba-


The hair must be clean and
dry, placed in a plastic bag, and
mailed in a padded envelope.
The organization also seeks
monetary donations, which are
tax deductible.
Christy said she and her


ma, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and Virginia.
Sponsors of the Southeastern
Farmer of the Year Award are
Swisher International, through its
Lancaster Premium Chewing
tobacco brand, and the Sunbelt
Expo. This is the 16th consecutive
year for the contest. Swisher has
contributed more than $650,000
in cash awards and other honors
since the award was initiated in
1990.


friends still have to get used to
her having shorter hair. However,
"I was very excited about doing
it," she said.
Would she do it again?
"Whenever it grows out
again, I would," she said.


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Band camp
Sara Esque was in deep concentration as she learned this season's new band formations
at the Brahman band camp. Sara is an 11th grade alto saxophone player with the band.


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Open house at Okeechobee
High School will be held Mon-
day, Aug. 8.
From 1 until 3:30 p.m., sen-
iors and juniors may pick up
their schedules an apply for
parking permits in the OHS cafe-
teria. From 7 until 8:30 p.m., sen-
iors and juniors may pick up
their schedules outside the aca-
demic center. Sophomores may
pick up their schedules in the
cafeteria.
Parents are encouraged to
accompany the members of the
Class of 2008 and attend a Parent
Informational Meeting in the lec-
ture hall at either 7:15 or 8:15
p.m. These meetings will last
approximately 20 minutes.
The meeting agenda is:
7:15 welcome and
announcements regarding
evening's activities;
7:20 introduction of teach-
ers of sophomores, sophomore
guidance counselor and OHS
administrators;
7:25 explanation of new
2005-06 OHS 'Stuff Your Kid May
Forget to Tell You';
7:30 school dress fashion
show featuring OHS varsity foot-
ball players and cheerleaders;
and,
7:35 students and parents
dismissed to familiarize them-
selves with the OHS campus.
The meeting will be repeated
at 8:15 p.m.
Students, and parents, new to
OHS may want to take advan-
tage of the cafeteria tour offered
throughout the evening during
which experienced OHS stu-
dents will demonstrate the
lunchtime procedures.
There will be an information
boot in the commons area, and
it will be manned by OHS staff
members. Parents and students
are encouraged to visit the infor-


nation booth for details on:
semester grading chart; guid-
ance information sheet
(SAT/ACT registration deadlines,
Bright Futures requirements,
etc.); youth crime watch infor-
mation; school advisory council
sign up; OHS club information;
school supply lists; athletic
schedules; and, Okeechobee
County Schools Calendar for
2005-06.
In other news, the 2005 grad-
uation DVDs have arrived.
The professionally produced
DVD of the commencement


exercises includes footage of the
entire ceremony including the
processional, National Anthem,
salutatory and valedictory
addresses and the presentation
of diplomas. There are also
scenes of the graduates before
the ceremony and of the audi-
ence.
Those who ordered the DVDs
may pick up their copy at the
OHS office.
Copies can still be ordered at
price of $25 each. For details and
information on ordering the
DVD, call (863) 462-5025.


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PROBLEMS WILL BE RESOLVED: If it is in their contract to keep the
roads maintained I'm sorry to upset you, but they have to keep them
up. If someone was to file a complaint with DOT then the problems
could get resolved. You may not be able to complain now but I bet if
when the work isn't completed by its date (extended or not) and
someone or half the town starts to complain they will have pressure
put on them to finish. I worked with water management on the Ever-
glades Restoration and if farmers complained they jumped to the
problem. It is not like DOT can just ignore the problems as if they are
not there. You may have to hop from office to office but eventually
whenever you push enough buttons they will make them get their
straight. So don't say that "little Okeechobee" isn't goihg to be able to
get stuff done, if it is in their contract then they are expected to do it.

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Community Events

Annual health fair planned
On Aug. 13 the fifth annual health fair will be held from 8 a.m.
until noon at the American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second St. It is
sponsored by the Florida Community Health Centers. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1951.

Church hosts clothes give-away
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will host
its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.
until noon. The event will be held in the church s fellowship hall.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.

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 children will receive a helium balloon or small gift.
Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illusionist, will be
performing.

'His Story' meeting is planned
An important planning meeting concerning "His Story" will
be held Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Members and interested persons
are encouraged to attend. If your church would like to be
involved please send a representative.

Regions Bank hosts Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on Aug. 18. All Chamber mem-
bers and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-5535.

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 stu-
dents. The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be
showcased on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Asso-
ciation classes will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conforma-
tion) Classes will be held in the mornings and Performance
(jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes will be held in the after-
noon. For Miniature Horse Show event information, call (561)
798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.

Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sun-
day, Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64,
501 S.E. Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of
steak, baked potato, salad, roll, dessert and coffee or tea. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.





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Letter to the Editor


One day at a time
I think sometimes people mis-
understand or confuse someone
as being judgmental, with some-
one who has boundaries and tries
hard to stick to them. Or someone
who detaches themselves from
family or friends, and the situa-
tions they have brought upon
themselves.
I have watched the lives of
many of my family and friends fall
apart. I've watched them lose a lot
and, in some cases, everything
because of drugs and alcohol. I
don't do drugs, pot or alcohol.
Instead, I do co-dependency.
That is basically when you are a
care taker. You keep bailing them
out of one situation after another
- making excused for them and
trying to fix them when they don't
want to be fixed.
To them the problem is every-
one else not them. They are
doing what they want. If everyone
would just quit judging them
because of how they want to live
their lives and just go along with
their program, there wouldn't be
any problems!
We want better for them, than
they want for themselves. In
doing so, we enable them to con-
tinue their self-destructive
actions, and take us right along
with them.
Have you ever paid someone's
bills, bought them groceries?
Have you ever taken them into
your home because they have no
one or nowhere left to turn after
they have spent their money on
drugs and alcohol 'instead of
using it to buy food, pay the rent,
car insurance, electric or cable
bills, etc.?
Have you ever known some-
one who won't work full time,
part time or any time? Then there
are the excuses as to why they
can't or won't work they have to
get up too early; or will get home
too late; their wanted to work too
many hours a week; they have
allergies; the can't work outside
because of the heat; they won't
work for minimum wage of $6 to
$7 hour; or, the job or money is
too degrading or below a person
with their experience or educa-
tion. My favorite is; they were over
qualified for the job!
Ever call in to work for them
when they were too high or hung
over, or you couldn't get them up.
Or they say they didn't want that
job anyway and they say they'll go
find another job tomorrow. Or,
maybe they just didn't even come
home.
Ever made excuses or apolo-
gize for their attitudes, actions or
behavior to others for them?


That is a brief description of
enabling. After years of counsel-
ing, Al-Anon, co-dependency
meetings, reading anything on the
subject I could get my hands on,
and support groups I found out
about boundaries; how to stop
enabling; how to say no; how to
take my personal power back and
when it was necessary and the
only choice left; and how to
detach from them and their
behaviors.
Sometimes people think of
that as judging another. In truth,
it's actually just the opposite so
you don't judge them. That does-
n't stop the part of watching what
they are doing to themselves any
easier; or make it hurt any less; or
change your love for them. But, it
keeps you from going down with
them.
You can want better for some-
one all you want and try hard as
you can. You can make sacrifices
in trying to make it better for them
but it will never happen until they
decide they want it to be better for
themselves even more than
you want it for them..
I've spent many years learning
to no more enough is enough
- I don't want to do that. The
hardest part of that lesson was
that it's OK to do so, and not feel
guiltywhen you do.
I was told one time you can
love someone, but that doesn't
mean you have to like them -
family or friend.
It has taken me a lot of
heartache, guilt, tears and years to
truly understand that statement.
But the day I did, I found out what
my boundaries and limitations
were. Most of all, I have learned to
respect those and me more for
having them.
Attend an Al-Anon meeting;
they teach about co-dependency
also. There is a 12-step program
for co-dependents, just like AA.
I have come along way. I am
not perfect and am far from hav-
ing it all figured out. But just like a
recovering drug user or alcoholic,
I take it one day at a time and
work at it each day.
There is a book by Melody
Beatty called "Co-Dependence
and Co-Dependence No More"
that helped me to change my life
in many ways. Alpha meetings
are also great to get involved in, if
you are ready for yourself.
I am better than no man, and
no man is better than me. I can't
change who he wants to be, I can
only change me.
Live your life by example as
God has told us to do. Sonie will
see, others never will.

Josephine Chubb


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee
Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic young people between
the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the
betterment of our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers
at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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.
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 informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.FW.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-
0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Mt.
Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For informa-
tion on this group, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret 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 interest-
ed 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.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open
for blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
(863) 467-9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.


Special Okeechobee News/Joe Paige
Looking Back ...
S.C. 'Boss' Paige's (1891-1957) service station was
located on West North Park Street across from Flagler
Park. This photo was taken in the 1940s. Mr. Paige is on
the left; his wife, Kate (born 1898), is the second lady
from the right who is wearing glasses. This photo also
appears in the book titled "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okee-
chobee Historical Society to reprint the book "Strolling
Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy
of the book has been increasing, and the Historical Soci-
ety needs an estimate of the number of books to order.
The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the soci-
ety 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 noti-
fied 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 infor-
mation about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Community Events

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 634-1888.

Church hosts back-to-school day
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host a
back-to-school fun day on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 until 11 a.m.
There will be free school supplies, as well as a bounce house,
obstacle course, food and games. For information, call (863) 763-
3338.

Hospice exec is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc., 88.5 FM, will host an Aug. 6 radio talk
show featuring James H. Laseter, executive vice president for
Treasure Coast Hospice. He will be discussing caring for the ter-
minally ill and their families. The show will'be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 101.3 FM. 'For information,
contact James Laseter at (772) 403-4567 or 800-299-4677; or,
your local hospice.

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.

Wine fest and concert planned
Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid, 980 Henscratch Road, hill
host Vino in the Vineyard wine fest and lawn concert on Saturday,
Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $8, and includes a
Henscratch Farms logo wine glass. There will be 10 different
mini-educational wine courses conducted by various Florida
wine and viticulture professionals. The Scattered Grass bluegrass
band will be performing throughout the day. This is a 21 and
older event. For information, call (863) 699-2060.

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.

Sheriff to speak at Chamber lunch
The general membership luncheon for the Chamber of Com-
merce will be held Aug. 10 at the Golden Corral, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., starting at noon. There will be a special presentation by
Sheriff Paul May on the role of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office in tracking sexual predators and offenders in our county.
Please plan to attend this informative luncheon.

LOAA meeting is slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant,
301 W. South Park St. Agenda items include more discussion on
the jamboree, additional charitable giving and plans for Labor
Day in the park. Visitors are welcome. For information, call (863)
763-6069.

Advisory County sets meeting date
There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on Fri-
day, Aug. 12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1728. N.W. Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a
meeting of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This meet-
ing will also be held at the Health Department.

Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual 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 start school this year. Also, if your child needs sup-
plies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For
information or to make a donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-
5725.

ACS hosting breast cancer walk
The American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer" will be hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, Aug. 13. The walk
will begin at Flagler Park on Park Street. Registration will begin at
8 a.m. The MSABC is currently seeking participants to walk in this
event. There is not charge, and free T-shirts will be given to those
participants that raise $1,000 or more. We will be having our next
meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Visiting Nurses


Association, 208 S.E. Park St. Please visit our Okeechobee web-
site at http://www.acesevents.org for information. For team
recruitment, or if you are a cancer survivor, contact Pattie
Mullins/co chair at (863) 634-4054.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 3, 2005


OPINION






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Dawn Reiss and Steven Robinson
Dawn Reiss and

Steven Robinson.
Dawn Michelle Reiss and Steven Michael Robinson were joined
in marriage on July 4, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of the late Marvin Reiss and Joy Reiss of
Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of Mike (Sue) Robinson on Mooresville,
Ind., and Barbara Deweese of Indianapolis, Ind.
The wedding ceremony was held on the beach in Key West and
was officiated by Arlene Z. Klein.


MaryAnn LaMariana and James Schneider
MaryAnn LaMariana

and James Schneider
MaryAnn LaMariana and James R. Schneider were joined in marriage
on Saturday, July 9,2005.
The bride is the daughter of Vincent LaMariana of Okeechobee and
Marianne LaMariana of Palm Beach Gardens.
The groom is the son of Charles and Janice Carroll of Chiefland.
The wedding ceremony was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Palm
Beach Gardens. Pastor Frank Wagner officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by her father.
The chapel was decorated with Greek columns and lush tropical
palms and plants with many red roses and red orchids.
The bride wore an ivory and champagne satin and chiffon gown with
a Swavorski Crystal Tiara.
She carried a bouquet of 24 large red Brazilian roses with crystal
'accents.
The maid of honor was Danielle Hunter of Okeechobee. Bridesmaids
were Donna Eberle of Palm Beach, Lana Cheshire of Gainesville, Jennifer
Sherman of Boynton Beach, Julie Green of Lake Port and Sarah Payne of
Okeechobee.
The best man was Shannon Hunter of Okeechobee. Groomsmen
were: Vincent LaMariana, Jr. of Tampa, Lance Nipper of Okeechobee
and Kevin McLinton of Palm Beach Gardens.
The flower girl was Sara Sherman of Boynton Beach, daughter of Jen-
nifer Sherman and Brad Summerall.
The ring bearer was Shay Hunter of Okeechobee, son of Shannon and
Danielle Hunter.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Double Tree
Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens.
After a honeymoon trip to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., the cou-
ple is at home'inOkeechobee.
The groom is employed in the cable industry.
The bride is self employed/owner of LaMariana Facilities Manage-
ment, Lance's Tree House and Children's Consignment Boutique.


Submitted photo/Farm Bureau
Teachers workshop
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth
St., held a teachers workshop June 9 that gave (left to
right) Sandra Duncan, Christina Duncan, Leisa Snyder,
Jan Watford, David Wibblels and Lori Jaquith some help-
ful hints and a book full of special projects to do with
their students in the upcoming school year. Not pictured
is Debbie Tilton.


Community Event

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be
held at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North
Portable, in Fort Pierce. Also, the executive committee of the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties will be meeting at this same location immediately following
the coalition meeting.


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Tiffany George and Christopher Collins
Tiffany George and

Christopher Collins
George and Susan George of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the marriage of their daughter Tiffany George to Christo-
pher Collins.
The groom is the son of Stanley and Robie Collins of Okee-
chobee.
The wedding took place on July 23, 2005, at the Walt Disney
World's Polynesian Village Resort.
The bride is the senior accountant at the University of Central
Florida's College of Arts and Science. She is a 2000 graduate of
Okeechobee High School and is studying for her master's degree at
UCF.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Okeechobee High School and is
employed in the construction field in Okeechobee.
The couple will reside in Winter Park.


Briefs

Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like -to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteering
and want more information on the
program, call Andrea Bemenderfer
at (561) 871-5305.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items, and is currently
seeking such items as baby clothes,
furniture, small appliances, tools as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.


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Sports Briefs


OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
per seat.
Seat selection will take place
on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. There will be
a scrimmage game that evening
to introduce you to this year's
team and new head coach Chris
Branham.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863) 462-5025.

O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
The final day for volleyball try-
outs for Okeechobee High'
School (O.H.S.) Lady Brahmans
team will be Aug. 2, in the O.H.S.
gym.
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 tryouts are for varsity and
junior varsity, though all incom-
ing freshmen 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.

Skateboard contest
planned for Aug. 6
The Communities In
Schools/Police Athletic League
will host a skateboard contest on
Aug. 6 at the Okeechobee Skate
Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave.
Registration is $15 up to the
day of the event, and $20 on the
day of the event. All those plan-
ning to compete must be regis-
tered by 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 6. All
contestants must wear an
approved helmet.
The competition will be divid-
ed into five divisions: girls; boys
10 & under; boys 11-14; boys 15-
17; and, boys 18-up. There will
also be a best trick competition.
There will be a demonstration
by Broken, Okeechobee's own
skate team.
For information, call Maxi-
mum Tanning at (863) 763-7434,


or CIS/PAL at (863) 462-5863.
The event is sponsored by
Maximum Tanning of Okee-
chobee.

KOA will host
pro wrestling
Maximum Pro Wrestling will
be held at the KOA Convention
Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on Aug.
6 with bell time at 7 p.m.
The doors will open at 6 p.m.
Scheduled to appear are Nor-
man Smiley, Chaz, Hack "The
Dog" Meyers, Kahagas, Arron
Epic, "Desparado" Joe Gomez,
Doc Rivers, The Vandalz, Preston
James and Scott Commodity,
with a special appearance by
"The Blackharts".
Meet your favorite Max Pro
Wrestler at an autograph session.
For information and seating
charges, call (863) 763-0231.

Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a
month away, the Brahman golf
team would like to invite poten-
tial players 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.
For information, contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
1722.

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.

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 can
be made at the Wanta-Linga
Motel or at the dock on the day of
the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.


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for Central Elementary School are: (not in any particular order) Linda Wier, Lauren Burk,
Brian Bayer, Jesse Johnson, Rebekah Prevatt, Angle DeSarno, Liduvy Stach, Anita
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South Elementary School including: (not in any particular order) Kate Richards, Tammy
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in attendance to plan for the school year which starts on August 10. The district wel-
comed new teachers from Freshman Campus, New Endeavor High School and Okee-
chobee High School. Including: (not in any particular order) Katie Pamer-Freshman Cam-
pus, Elisabeth Fox-Freshman Campus, Annie Cunningham-Freshman Campus, Kenneth
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Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part
of their Disaster Action Team (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 Candace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.


Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of
the church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until.noon.


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Port Orange
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Ormond Beach
673-2021
Deltona
532-1660
DeLand
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Ormond/Sea
441-1785
Orange City
456-1046
LAKE
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(352) 243-1818


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Palm Bay
(321) 729-6670
Indialantic
729-6133
West Melbourne
725-6025
Viera/Baytree
242-7661
Merritt Island
986-9569
Palm Bay West
733-7660
Rockledge
632-2027
Cocoa Commons
633-1909


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Miracle Mile
(772) 562-1666
Causeway
231-0181
Indian River Mall
567-7200
Sebastian
589-4383
West Sebastian
388-9080
Oslo Road
770-6249


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into a Statement Savings account upon maturity, it does not rollover. Some
restrictions apply and are subject to change. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.


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Chamber of Commerce Briefs


Sheriff to speak at
Chamber lunch
The general membership
luncheon for the Chamber of
Commerce will be held Aug. 10
at the Golden Corral, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., starting at noon.


There will be a special pres-
entation by Sheriff Paul May on
the role of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office in track-
ing sexual predators and offend-
ers in our county.
Please plan to attend this
informative luncheon.


Regions Bank hosts
Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce
Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on
Aug. 18. All Chamber members
and guests are invited. Refresh-
ments will be served. For informa-


tion, call (863) 763-5535.
Festival applications
available
Applications for Labor Day Fes-
tival are available at Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.


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Okeechokee's #1Place foer Breakast lunch & Dmner!
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Monday until 11a.m.
112 Waffle, 2 Eggs, $399
2 Bacon Strips. 99
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Roast Beef Stack Includes S$ 00
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(863) 467-2224
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Josiah Restaurant and Lounge


Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor on clas-
sic American Cuisine. Josiah's at Seminole' Casino- Brighton
serves up a spectacular mixture of traditional Florida and
American dishes, exceptionally prepared by Chef Bill.
Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork Chops are on
the regular menu. New to the lineup are a Surf and Turf Plate and
a Fresh Catch of the Day. Don't forget to check out the nightly spe-
cials and save some room for the delectable desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all fun!
Covering an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted
mural depicting Seminole culture and in the background are
sounds of casino excitement! The thrill of winning along with
casino promotions and seasonal events place good food and good
times, hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are four (4) Big
Screen TV's and live entertainment every Saturday night between
8pm and midnight.
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excitement! At
Seminole Casino Brighton you can have more than a tasty meal.
You can have Fun! Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced Poker
with a small group, or go one-on-one with some of the hottest
machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Tuesday Friday between 3pm and 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday. (Dine in only, does not
apply to carryout orders).
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino can also host your
private party or group. Reservations suggested.
JOSIAH RESTAURANT
Tuesday Sunday 11:00 am 11:00 pm
JOSIAH LOUNGE
Tuesday Saturday 2:00 pm 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am till closing
CASINO
Tuesday Sunday 10:00 am
LOCATION
Hwy 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport, on the Brighton Seminole
Indian Reservation
For additional information call (866 2-CASINO


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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
<> "Quality is Priceless"
Preston Bass
Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)


3R NURSERY
& ACCESSORIES
Plants, Fountains, Waterfalls,
Claypots, Mailboxes, Benches,
Canoes, Chimneys, Statues, etc.
Ray R. Rivera
Owner / Operator
(863) 357-7700
4765 US Highway 441 SE


HERBALIFE.
Distributor
lOSE WEIGHT NOW,
ASKMEHOW!
Energy Products Skin Care
Nutritional Supplements
Children's Vitamins


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Please Call Maria at
(863) 357-0730
www.betterhealthlocator.com
All Major Credit Cards Accepted.


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7 6 3 7 0 7 3 CAC013262


Reich &
Mancin

1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton






HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776

COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Ae thodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
.fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net



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Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


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100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


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Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9e' Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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BAiL BONDS
Greg Gernat
24/7 365 Service
New Clients Welcome!
357-2888
588 NE 28th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.



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GUTTERS
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Seamless Rain Gutters
Storm Shutters
12068 NE 18" Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Bobby Collins
(863) 634-3159


Okeechobee Abstract
& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943
@ Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
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Community Events


History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3
p.m.-The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call
ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For
information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Openings available for gun class
Joe Hazellief and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., will be hold a gun safety class on Sept. 1, starting at 7 p.m.
Openings are still available. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

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

Labor Day Festival scheduled
The annual Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3-5 in Flagler Park
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Among the festivities planned is the
Chamber of Commerce hometown barbecue, arts and crafts booths
and food specialties. Please join Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce for an exciting weekend. Applications are available at the
Chamber. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Cattlemen sponsoring parade
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association, Inc., is sponsoring a Labor
Day parade on Sept. 5. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The line up will
start at 9 a.m.

GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Satur-
day Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship pro-
gram on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS equip-
ment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also a must
for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for their boat. The
boating safety and seamanship program will teach you to outfit your
boat safely and be in compliance with the rules. You will learn the
boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering and using your boat
safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with people from
12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limited. Times for both programs
will be announced soon, but seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for
information or to pre-register.


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 par-
ticipation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the
sale will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order
forms have been placed at different businesses so that the church
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 sched-
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 Patrol

unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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 Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country 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 invite 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. Governor.Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren 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 programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
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2005 hurricane season is just getting started


Hurricane expert warns New
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State College, PA, July 26,
2005-Three major storms have
struck the U.S. Gulf Coast since
mid-June: Joe Bastardi of the
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additional major hurricane
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damages before the hurricane
season officially ends on
November 1.
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that the 2005 Atlantic hurricane
season will see an additional 11
major storms-bringing this
year's total to 18-with six more


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major Category 3 or greater hur-
ricanes, with sustained winds of
above 111 mph," Bastardi pre-
dicted. "The strength and fre-
quency of this year's storms will
result in $12 billion to $18 billion
of damages."
Bastardi, who correctly fore-
cast that 2005 would feature sig-
nificant hurricane activity in the
Gulf of Mexico, said that a rever-


sal of water temperatures will
shift focus for the rest of the sea-
son on the Eastern Seaboard.
"Our initial forecast prior to the
hurricane season targeted the
U.S. coast along the Gulf of Mex-
ico," said Bastardi. "All those
storms early this season have
churned and cooled the waters
of the Gulf. Since hurricanes
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risk going forward, particularly
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 29,
through Thursday, August 4, 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, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Sky High" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 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, 7 and 9.p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

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

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center
should call the County Veterans
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124,
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four of social securi-
ty number, date and time of
appointment and whether a wheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed. All
appointments must be. before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
countyveterans' service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair,'birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided, however infants in
carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross Is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would. like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Andy or Candace at the Ameri-
'can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through age
12 on a first-come, first-served basis
while funding is available. There is
no waiting list. Parents must: be a
resident of Okeechobee County;
meet income guidelines; and be
working, or going to school or a
combination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For information,
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BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.
$500 (434)239-8428

COCKER SPANIEL- Young,
Found near 98 on Mitchell
Rd. Call to identify.
(863)467-5469 .
FOUND SMALL BREED DOG
Vic. of Lazy Seven
Please call to identify
(863)634-8211
Found: long haired black cat
wearing black harness.
(863)357-3225
FOUND SHEPHERD Vic. of
Post Office. Please call to
describe. (863)634-3457


BRACELET- 14 Caret gold
w/gem stones. Lost 7/21/05
between Raulerson & Wal-
Mart 772-631-3090 Reward




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
DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low Acres. (863)763-2603
GOLD & DIAMOND BRACE-
LET- Reward offered, Senti-
mental value, vie of WalMart
or movie theater.
(865)467-1767.
MEANS PRESCRIPTION
GLASSES- tinted, rose
orange, vic of Okeechobee,
Reward. (863)357-2044.
PUPPY, Male, 21/2 mo. old,
black & tan w/bob tail. Lost in
vic. of SW section of Okee-
chobee. (863)467-8165



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through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY
(863)467-1717
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A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391
AIR CONDITIONER
INSTALLER/HELPERS NEED-
ED: Drug free work place.
Lic. a Must (863)634-7528
ALL AROUND CONCRETE
MAN WANTED: Plenty of
work. Top wages. Experience
a Must. (772)201-1455



ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Apply Within.
Carpenters & Carpenter's
Helpers, Local Work.
(863)357-6018 or
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Benefits Available. Apply @
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2595 NW 8th Street



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


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SUPERVISOR FOREMAN &
TRACTOR OPERATOR

Positions Available. Tractor
experience necessary.
Good Pay & Good Benefits.
Contact Jeremiah:
863-559-0374
EOE M/F/D/V


Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
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


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Great benefits
(877)304-4100
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
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Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Florida Local & OTR posi-
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For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
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Experienced MatureTeachers
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benefits 863-467-5000

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with own tools and transportation.

Competitive Wages.

Call Joe @
863-634-5781
Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83 Certified: $31,920.78
Call Sgt L. Kibler @ (863)462-5424
Monday-Friday 8:00am 5:00pm

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


MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974'
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.

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All Based upon weekly paid
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Catherine McFarland
(888)563-3188.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.



KITCHEN HELP
Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).


ALL SALES PROS WANTED:
Market #1 Vacation Club
Membership on the Planet!
No Timeshares. 6 Figure$ in
6mo. SERIOUS INQUIRIES
ONLY. (800)294-8654 x
1339.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.


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A CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #802428.
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


PRIVATE MONEY AVAILABLE
Easy qualifying, Rapid Fund-
ing, Flexible terms on Real
Estate Secured Properties.
Mccall Mortgage Company
(954) 5 78-7 73 5
(86 6)895-4502
www.mccallmortga-
gellc.com.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale In the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offored4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
Lic. #2603

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go? It can go even
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A CLASSIC CUT
Dependable Lawn
Maintenance. Free
Estimate
(863)697-6446



ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
a Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies Misdemeanors
*DUI *Domestic Violence *
Traffic Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.

DIVORCE$175-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.

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40x50, $8380. 40x60,
$10,700. 50x100, $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



FRENCH DOORS very new,
wooden w/ all hardware.
Beautiful for indoor use. $75
(863)983-1654
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
SAccessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
(863)675-1224.


Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
$2350. (954)317-6733
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs
body work. $1000 neg.
(863)801-6149


RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.
(772)597-2912



BIKE, Stationary, Real good
shape. $25. (863)467-7659
BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
offer. (863)612-9811
BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
(863)763-4939/634-2017


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419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659 ,
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
message.


BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy,
$600 (863)467-7659.

CAST IRON SINK & DRAIN
BOARD- Gorgeous, White,
Extremely heavy. $500.
(863)467-2614
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098
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


FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cu ft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
Refrigerator, Sears Model,
white, works great, in La-
Belle, $75. (954)364-8256
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40.(863)673-1877
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


BIKE Unisex, Murray, green,
$50. Call (863)467-9854.



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
20x24 Now $2320. 25x30,
$3490. 30x40, $5170.


Champion bloodline, 9 mos
old, great w/ kids. Sacrifice
for $600 (863)467-8896
YORKI POO PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or (561)603-1669



HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster
Camo, split limb design, ar-
rows & case, ready to hunt,
$275. (863)763-6700
World's Largest Knife Show
The Knifemaker's Guild
Show. Orlando Renaissance
Hotel at Sea World. Friday
12-5, Saturday 10-5, Sun-
day 10-4. Free Admission
with this ad.


Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)467-1189
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


HO TRAIN. SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394
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The classified ads



DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
ol. $150. (863)843-0323.


ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $800
(863)675-0483
BED & MATTRESS, Twin size
w/lighted headboard. $50.
(863)763-2458
BUNK BED, 3 mo. old, black,
metal w/complete desk and
chair on bottom. $50.
(863)634-2098
BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
(863)634-9929.
CERAMIC FLOOR TILE
1 sq ft. Brand new. 90 pcs
$22.50 for all or will sep.
(863)357-1078
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.
(863)673-1877
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
COMPUTER DESK, beautiful,
oak, traditional style, good
cond., $325.
(863)983-6565
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
COUCH w/pull out bed. Black
w/light pastels. $60.
(863)610-9192 day or
(863)467-2480 evenings.
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DAY BED- white metal, makes
into full size bed, $100
(863)610-919,Z. days
863)467-2480 eves,.
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)676-7350.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 2 chairs aqua &
white. $90.(863)634-4089
DINETTE SET, Country Style,
Heavy Duty, Includes 6
chairs. 34"x60". Good con-
dition. $300 (863)763-6391
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
GRANDFATHER CLOCK- like
brand new, cherry, $100.
(863)634-0517
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
(863)634-2582
Queen Sofa Bed; Rocker,
Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp, 2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
SOFA, LS, END TABLES,
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
(863)634-0526.
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style, great cond.,
$399. (863)983-6565
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good baft/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
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HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 .or best
offer (863)467-6434
Preform Treadmill, off & on
switch, variable speed, 46
in. walk area, $100.
(863)946-1896
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. (863)612-9811
HANDICAP TOILET, portable,
brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709,
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450. neg. (863)655-3436.
LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
(863)467-5838
SCOOTER, PRIDE, motorized,
sonic, used one time, cost
$1100, sell for $700.
(863)467-5838
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels. $25.
(863)763-2458
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
(863)467-5709
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.
(863)801-6149


CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
863-357-3779.
Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
$500. 2735 NE 3rd Ave. '
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
(863)467-5500.
PROFESSIONAL PAINT,
SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
'separate. (863)357-0438
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PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406
PIANO KIMBALL w/ bench
Like new, beautiful sound
$1100(863)902-8883
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369


AMAZONS 2,2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
AQUARIUMS- (2) Already
est. w/ fish, decor & all ace.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
FISH TANKS (25) 2, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 Female,
1 Male, 2 Brindle 2 Fawn, 7
wks. old. w/shots. $300.
(772)336-9589
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
MALE CHIHUAHUA- 8wks
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes it.
(863)357-3564.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136
SHIH TZU AKC reg.


Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
tachments, $75.
(863)467-0085
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102
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



SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, com-
mercial, stainless steel, ask-
ing $55: (863)675-7350.


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



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




CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
(863)697-9704.
TRACTORS (2) 8N, Ford, ask-
ing $1500 (863)763-1370.


AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BAY MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
(863)675-0430
Don'tMiss
This One
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945
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
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
SADDLE
Used but in good condition
$250 (863)902-8883
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 /2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1200.
(863)843-2495.
SUPERB QUALITY registered
broke horses, all prices.
772-263-6830.



GARDEN TILLER- Yardman
MTD, rear tine, like new,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.
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)269-4161
RAILROAD CROSS TIES-100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER -Snapper
42" cut, 15hip Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215







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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 Renti20
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960




COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Rim Canal $975 mo with
water & sewer incl.
618-993-3505/863-467-9143

OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1600 mo.
(863)634-7296

OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Amedri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752



FOR LEASE, Free Standing,
1700+ sq. ft. Office Building.
Great location. Very visible.
Call for details. 863-634-7728

Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
863-467-0831.


Real Estate



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




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
61-827-6508


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,


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees. For
information Call
(863)763-1090



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
New Tennessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,900! 7 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake Parcel
and LogCabin Package
$54,900. (866)770-5263
ext 8 for details.


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Coastal North Carolina Water-
front Pre- Construction
Grand Opening! 2+ Acres
$299,900. Deep boatable
water fronting on ICW!
Panoramic views, private
setting. Paved road, under-
ground utilities. Aug13 & 14
only. Call (800)732-6601 X
1345 Charles Watkeys, Bro-
ker.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
Deep Water Access. Wood-
ed, Lagoon and Golf Course
homesites. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-.
struction Condos- AL, TX,
MS, GA, FL, NV, SC -condos
from $199K $2M
www.BeachClubinvest-
ments.com
(877)BCI-5020 Flexible Finan-
cial options provided by
www.allpointe.com Free
Pre-Qualification.



PRIVATE REAL ESTATE IN-
VESTOR- Looking for prop-
erties to buy. If interested
call Brent (863)634-5129.


Mobile Homes



Mobfle Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes- Sale 20 20




In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456


OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
PACE PARK MODEL '79
14x40, completely remodeled
furnished, a/c $12,000 or best
offer (248)842-3359



PALM HARBOR Mobile Home
'2001,3BR, 2BA, 28'x60'
Like new. (863)763-7909
TAYLOR, CREEK LODGE- l1br,
1ba, new central Heat/Air,
new shed, furnished,
$15,000 (270)832-9741.
THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!
Fully furnished, 3 br, 11/ ba,
FL Rm., Storage Rm. New
C/Air & Heat & More. A must
'see home! Located @ Oak
Mobile Home Park, Trailer
#17, $22,000. Possible terms'
or best offer. (772)879-2879

Recreation



Boats 3"005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30.30
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT, FIBERGLASS- With
Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
(561)262-1390
BOAT, MOTOR & TRLR- 14'
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
BOATS FOR SALE (2) 14 Ft.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 14',
w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal-
vanized trailer, $600.
(863)467-1037


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GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
(863)357-0438
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best offer
(863)634-7108
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
(863)467-9902
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244


Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
(863)357-1945
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
MOBILE HOME 5TH WHEEL-
37 1/2', Located at 70 Whis-
pering Creek Park Great
cond $3000 863-234-1701
RV one w/ screened in porch.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
Maine-

BOAT TRAILER 15ft
Brand new brake lights, single
axle, $200 or best offer
(863)467-6423
CENTER CONSOLE- small, fi-
berglass, w/incorpbrated
seat for small boat, $30.
(863)763-3196.


HONDA CBR HURRICANE-
'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
157*135*14986
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
(863)634-4089
SUZUKI GS 550- '79, Runs
good. 17K, Needs a little
TLC. $1000. or best offer.
(863)634-1867


SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
New Condition, $950
(863)674-0360.


YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-1577.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.
YAMAHA YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA 250 1989 4 Wheeler,
Shaft Drive, Needs rear end.
Might run. $100
(863)357-3981
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. $2100
(863)801-1666
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741


Automobiles



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



Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trlr, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
(863)763-7609.
CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. A/C. Dependable ride.
68K mi, auto trans. Some rust
$1095 (863)763-6822
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron


FORD TAURUS WAGON- '92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
KIA- '98, Cold air, 6 cyc. Auto,
New Low Profile tires. Leath-
er seats. Great mileage
$2500 863-467-2614
MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621. -
OLD'S AURORA- '02, White
Excellent condition.
$16,400.863-634-9330
OLDS CIERA'91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992,
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.
(863)675-2598
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm



FORD F350 FLATBED, '78-
make an offer.
(863)675-5729.



Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.
(863)261-1104/467-1578


CAMPER SHELL for short bed
pickup, $250.
(863)357-6140
CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For
parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
CHRYSLER MINI VAN 1991,
Needs, motor. $200
(863)467-2156
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
(239)324-2891
ENGINE, 1981 Rebuilt 350C,
2 Bolts main short block in
crate, 2 Heads. Cond. un-
known. $450 (863)763-6391
FORD ENGINE- 1976, 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
HONDA 1987, 4 Door, needs
motor. $200 (863)467-2156
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
neg. (863)763-6888.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
(863)261-2263


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The Okeechobee County School BoardJ wil meet .'!; ;ie Okeechobee County Edu-
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the School Board Admnistrinoi Bulooing at i00 SW 2nd Avenue.
Paticia G, Cooper, Ed,0,
Superintendent of Schools
74390 ON 8/3/05


RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good' condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 350. $300 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
xtra covered bin great shape
$1500 (863)675-9237
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743


CHEVY 1500 PU, '86- flat bed,
auto, V8, runs great, good
tires, $1000.
(863)697-6812 cell.
CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
'gine, rough but restorable.
$800. or best offer
(863)675-4643
CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
(863)610-1182
DODGE RAM SST, '98-
w/chip, $7500 call
(863)675-5729.
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400.
(863)634-1867
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
(863)634-7706.


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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


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
$500. (863)357-6775


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Wells
Cargo, 20ft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.

EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K Ib capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6

FLAT BED, 6X8, Open on
sides w/roof. $150/ best offer.
863-357-3633/697-1393.

HOMEMADE TRAILER- large
enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.

UTILITY TRAILER- 10', Excel-
lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547


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Belle Glade, Pahokee, Clewiston,
Okeechobee and surrounding areas
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clear up the confusion as to
where the building is located.
Hospice of Okeechobee has
not moved, nor are there any
plans to move. They will
remain at the address where
they have been for a decade.
They have been providing
service to Okeechobee since
1983.
The new building will be
open during Hospice of Okee-
chobee's next yard sale to be
held on Sept. 9 and 10 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a
large selection of clothing,
shoes and other items for
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Okeechobee residents with life-
limiting illnesses at the same
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patients or their families. They
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