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Okeechobee INews


Vol. 96 No. 229


In Brief

Sobriety checkpoint
to be staged Aug. 20
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
and the Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting a sobriety
checkpoint in the 300 block of
S.R. 70 E. on Aug. 20.
The purpose of the check-
point is to increase public
awareness as to the severity of
the D.U.I. problem, and deter
those who operate motor vehi-
cles impaired.

Pre-season football
game rescheduled
Due to a scheduling change,
the annual pre-season gridiron
matchup between the Brah-
mans and Moore Haven will
take place in Moore Haven on
Thursday evening at 7 p.m.,
instead of Friday night as origi-
nally reported.


Inside

Local man charged
in theft of motor
An Okeechobee man has
been arrested for his alleged
connection in the theft and sub-
sequent sale of an outboard
motor.
Richard Anthony Bonnell,
26, S.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 15 by Sgt.
Shannon Peterson of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) on Okleechobee County
warrants. The warrants charge
him with one count of third
degree grand theft and one
count of dealing in stolen prop-
erty.
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Index
Classifieds . .12-14
Com ics .............11
Community Events ..... .4
Crossword . . .12
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . . . .4
Speak Out ...........4.
Sports .............. 5
TV . . . . .13
Weather . ... .2
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504 Plus tax


Teachers OK new contract


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County teachers
and non-instructional or classi-
fied workers have approved new
three-year contracts.
Voting was held Monday, Aug.
15. Teachers voted to approve
their new contract by a margin of
2-to-1. Of those teachers eligible
to vote, 84 percent participated in
the election.
The margin of acceptance for


the classified contract was even
higher at 92 percent. However,
only 47 percent of eligible classi-
fied employees voted.
The Okeechobee County Edu-
cation Association expressed
pleasure with the results of the
voting in a press release issued by
that group.
The next step in implement-
ing the new contract is ratifica-
tion by the Okeechobee County
School Board. That action is
expected to take place at the


board's meeting on Aug. 16.
Teachers and classified work-
ers are currently working under
the terms of a contract that
expired June 30.
The proposed contracts are
the result of a bargaining
process that began June 1.
School board and union repre-
sentatives met several times
before coming to an agreement
on Aug. 5.
The proposed teacher's con-
tract would have first-year


Weather system: Provides latest weather updates


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Vernon Gray, manager of the Okeechobee County Airport, points out features of the air-
port's new Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS). The system provides pilots
and the public up to date weather information.

Airport has new weather system
By Pete Gewda
Okeechobee News R-01


An automated weather system at the Okee-
chobee County Airport that has been in the
making since 2002 is finally on line.
Airport director Vernon Gray predicated that
this system would be the first step toward
growth of the airport. He predicted that a Glob-
al Positioning System (GPS) approach system
would be next. That, he continued, could lead
to commercial flights and more jobs in Okee-
chobee.
' The Automated Weather Observing System
(AWOS) located on the grounds of the airport
provides 24-hour information that is updated
every 20 minutes.
The system records such things as visibility,
current weather conditions such as rain, fog,
or haze temperature, dew point, wind direc-
tion and wind speed. There is also a lightning
detector that can detect lighting up to 75 miles
from the airport.
Weather conditions .can be monitored in
three ways. Pilots receive the latest weather
information by radio. Mr. Gray said they could
receive it 50 to 75 miles away. The public can
also receive this same weather information by
calling (863) 467-1148.
See Airport Page 2


teachers earning $31,400. The
highest any teacher would earn
is $51,500. There is also a $2,000
supplement for teachers with
master's degrees. Those with
specialist degrees would earn
an extra $3,000. A teacher with
a doctorate would earn an addi-
tional $4,000. At the present
time, there are no teachers in
the system with a doctorate.
There are 21 different pay
scales for the various types of
classified workers such as


bus drivers, maintenance per-
sonnel and food service person-
nel. Each classified worker
would either get a 3.03 percent
increase or advance one step on
the pay schedule, whichever is
greater.
Negotiators agreed to form a
task force consisting of two
school board representatives
and two union members to
revise the salary schedule to
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Okeechobee County Airport manager Ver-
non Gray observes the airport's newest
improvement, the Automated Weather
Observing System (AWOS).


Rotary Club learns


of issues at schools


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Vice chair of the Okeechobee
County School Board Joe Arnold
was the featured guest speaker at
the weekly Rotary Club meeting
on Tuesday.
Mr. Arnold updated club mem-
bers about areas of concern in
local schools.
He stated that individual
grades for area schools continue
to rise with the most noted
change being with the Freshman
Campus. The school that edu-
cates all of the area ninth graders
increased its school grade two
levels from last year's grade of D.
Two schools, he said, were the
exception in the school grading
system. Okeechobee High School
received a D grade with problem
areas in reading.
"The problem," according to


Mr. Arnold, "is being addressed
with reading programs designed
to target students' poor reading
grades .in order to increase test
scores in reading."
The second school New
Endeavor, which scored poorly
with a grade of F, was in its first
year in the school grading system.
The guest speaker mentioned
how the school district has grown
with over 7,500 students now
attending Okeechobee County
schools. He told club members
that the board is prospecting
property both on the east and
west sides of town for two new
elementary schools.
He told Rotarians that the dis-
trict has hired 40 new teachers for
the start of the 2005-06 school
year, and is still in need of 13
more.
See Rotary Page 2


Rotary Club president-elect Chad Rucks introduced school
as guest speaker at this week's club meeting.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
board member Joe Arnold


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News Briefs

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now loan
up to $141,000 for housing mort-
gages 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 Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours on
Thursday, Aug. 25, in room 106 of
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W Second St., from 9
until 11 a.m.
She can also be reached by call-
ing (863) 763-6441 during those
hours.

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Man charged in



theft of boat motor


An Okeechobee man has
been arrested for his alleged
connection in the theft and sub-
sequent sale of an outboard
motor.
Richard Anthony Bonnell, 26,
S.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 15 by Sgt. Shannon
Peterson of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
on Okeechobee County war-
rants. The warrants charge him
with one count of third degree
grand theft and one count of
dealing in stolen property.
Bonnell was placed in the
Okeechobee County Jail in lieu
of a $7,500 bond.
According to OCSO reports,
Deputy Adrian Rogers was sent
to a local boat/motor sales busi-
ness in reference to the owner of
the business buying a stolen out-
board motor.
The report states, that two
males, one of them allegedly
identified as Bonnell,
approached the owner of the
business about buying the
motor. The owner bought the
9.9 hp, 4-stroke outboard motor


for $250.
The business owner then ran
a check on the motor. That
check indicated the motor had
not been reported stolen, but it
did show him that he had sold
the motor to another Okee-
chobee man.
The case was then turned
over to OCSO Detective Edwin
Dana. His report states the
owner of the business told him
he knew the motor was stolen,
and that he bought it so that he
could return it to his customer.
The motor has a value of
$2,500, said the detective's
report.
Detective Dana was able to
get a copy of the canceled check.
The check was endorsed by
Bonnell, and his driver's license
number was also on the back of
the check, said the detective's
report.
His report went on to state
that the business owner, as well
as an employee of his, both iden-
tified Bonnell from a photo line-
up.


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"Recruiting teachers has
become more difficult due to the
reduced class size amendment,"
said Mr. Arnold. "In some cases
there is a need to hire more
teachers for one subject, risking
the chance of having to hire
teachers who are not certified in
that particular subject."
Mr. Arnold addressed the
issue of a lack of affordable
housing for teaching profession-
a* als in the area. He said the
school board has requested an
impact fee study that will help to
fund the growing education
needs within the county. The
study will determine how much
the school board will get for edu-
cation funding from the fees and
it would be based on the num-
- ber of residential homes being
built in the area.
The impact study is set to be
completed in October, with
impact fees possibly being
implemented as early as Janu-


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eliminate inequalities between
- pay steps that have crept in over
the years. The task force would
present its findings to next year's


In other Rotary Club busi-
ness:
Rotary Club members are
still needed as volunteers for the
Labor Day barbeque fundraiser
to be held in Flagler Park.
Club member Christy Craw-
ford told fellow club members
that the school box program was
a large success with over 450
school boxes, including basic
supplies, being delivered to
schools last week before the
start of the new school year.
An abundance of school
supplies were donated by club
member Mike Costopoulos and
will be sent to benefit students at
New Endeavor.
Mike Costopoulos delivered
the Rotary Minute telling club
members that Rotary Club Inter-
national will never ask for per-
sonal information over the
phone or by e-mail.
Rotary Club meetings are
held every Tuesday at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant
located at 700 S. Parrott Avenue.


bargaining team.
The proposed contracts are
for three years. However, at the
end of each school year and dur-
ing that time, salaries can be
renegotiated and a few changes
can be made in the language of
the contract.


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In addition, weather data can
be read from two monitors -
one is accessible to pilots and
the other is in Mr. Gray's office.
The screen displays current
weather conditions most of the
time. However, during thunder-
storms, a second screen uses
color-coded sections to detect
thunderstorms 5, 10 and 30
miles away, which allows view-
ers to track the approach of
thunderstorms.
The new system should
increase traffic at the airport
because Mr. Gray said that char-
ter flights are required to take off
and land from airports that have
a weather system.
He said in a few weeks AWOS
would be available on the inter-
net. Then, it will be eventually


tied in to the National Weather
Service.
Mr. Gray said the system has
been receiving a lot of telephone
calls, especially the first few days
of operation when the telephone
was ringing off the hook.
The airport manager said that
all pilots approaching the airport
could use AWOS at least to get
wind direction, which deter-
mines what runway they will
use. Previously, pilots had to


come close enough to observe
the airport's windsock to deter-
mine wind direction.

Mr. Gray said the delay
between the time the project
was initiated and finally com-
pleted was a holdup in funding.
The project, which cost $59,000
for the equipment, not counting
the installation, was funded by
the Federal Aviation Administra-
tion (FAA).


Community Events

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to
benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 77-77.U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5,
non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock & More;
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction;
Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Compan y; Okeechobee Mort-
gage; Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch
Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV. While you're there, regis-
ter to win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-away prizes. The grand
prize is a trip to Orlando and includes theme park tickets. Many
other prizes including a gift certificate to a local store, dinner for
two, and more -- will also be given away. Check out
www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.


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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.


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Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of
Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefitpatient care in Okeechobee.


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MOM_ 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-
-4. ment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also a must
for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for their boat. The
S 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.


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IRCC receives grant to combat nursing shortage


Twenty students
accepted into IRCC
nursing program
FORT PIERCE Health care on
the Treasure Coast just received a
shot in the. arm with a $250,000
Federal grant to Indian River Com-
munity College to combat the crit-
ical nursing shortage with more
nursing graduates ready to staff
area hospitals and other health
care facilities. The U.S. Depart-
ment of Health and Human Ser-
vices grant will fund two new fac-
ulty positions and enable IRCC to
enroll 20 more registered nursing
students for the Fall 2005' Semes-
ter, raising the total of nursing stu-
dents that can be accepted for the
upcoming school year to 140.
Special emphasis will be placed
on attracting recent high school
graduates and more minority stu-
dents to the nursing profession, as
well as providing mentoring and
support services to help students
succeed. The three-year grant is
renewable for two more years for
a total of $750,000.
According to Jane Cebelak,
IRCC Assistant Dean of Health Sci-
ences, the aging of the current
nursing workforce, fewer young
people choosing nursing as a
career and a greater percentage of
elderly and persons needing care


translates into a shortage of
skilled nurses which IRCC is
determined to combat.
"Thanks to this grant, IRCC
will expand its nursing programs,
building upon the College's suc-
cessful 40 year track record of
preparing skilled nurses for
rewarding careers," Cebelak said.
"We will help more students
enter the nursing program and
succeed in their nursing studies.
This is the time for anyone inter-
ested in caring for others to con-
sider a nursing career."
Lucrecia Afflick-Richardson of
Port St. Lucie is among the 20
additional students who will
begin the Associate Degree in
Nursing program on Aug. 24
thanks to the grant.
"I'm just ecstatic. I think this
will be a great career for me
because I am used to working
with people," said Afflick-
Richardson.
Titled the TEAM project, the
program is designed to inspire
interest in nursing, especially
among young people who can
bring many years of service to
their career and minority students
to develop a more diverse nursing
workforce to serve Florida's cul-
turally diverse population. Fur-
ther, the program will offer train-
ing in cultural sensitivity for
practicing nursing professionals.


Recruitment activities will
involve middle and high school
students in health care career
exploration and high school guid-
ance counselors will be apprised
of nursing career opportunities.
Recruitment activities will extend
into hospitals and other health
care centers to attract licensed
practical nurses, respiratory ther-
apists and paramedics into cross-
training to become registered
nurses.
A key element of the program
will be preparing applicants for
entry into the Associate Degree in
Nursing program, a selective
admissions program. Through
Pre-Nursing Enrichment prospec-
tive students will be connected to
IRCC support services to enhance
academic competencies, time
management and study skills.
Emphasizing one-on-one atten-
tion, the Nursing Tutorial Lab will
provide assistance in meeting
class, laboratory and clinical
requirements. All students accept-
ed into the IRCC nursing program
will benefit from personal men-
toring from a registered nurse.
"The new TEAM program will
enable us to graduate more nurs-
es and will build upon the excep-
tional support of the Treasure
Coast Hospital Consortium," said
Cebelak.
The Treasure Coast Hospital


Consortium, composed of Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center,
Port St. Lucie Medical Center, Indi-
an River Memorial Hospital,
Raulerson Hospital and Martin
Memorial Hospital, has assisted
IRCC -in expanding Associate
Degree in Nursing enrollment by
50 percent over the past ten years
through the provision of funding
in support of nursing faculty. IRCC
nursing graduates typically have
jobs waiting at graduation.
However, there is a continuing
need for nurses fueled by the
region's population growth in a
state with the nation's highest
population of elderly residents.
The Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast fore-
casts that an additional 6,000
health care workers, primarily
nurses, will be needed by 2010.
IRCC's Associate Degree in
Nursing program is approved by
the Florida Board of Nursing and
accredited by the National League
for Nursing Accreditation Com-
mission. Graduates of the pro-
gram have a strong rate of suc-
cess on the National Council of
Nursing Licensure Exam, consis-
tently scoring at orabove the state
and national pass rate.
For information, about nursing
programs at IRCC, call the Infor-
mation Call Center at 1(866)866-
4722(IRCC).


Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
Aug. 12
Theft, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Assault, S.W. Fifth Ave.
AsEault/prisoner in custody, N.E.
16' th St.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. Sixth St.
Fraud, N.E. 28th Ave.
Fraud, S.E. 57th Drive.
Trespass, N.E. Ninth Lane.
Suspicious incident, N.W. Eighth
St.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Attempt to locate, N.E. 20th Court.
Prisoner in custody, N.E. 20th
Court.
Suicide/verbal, S.E. 43rd Trace.
Aug. 13
Vandalism, S.E. 25th Drive.


Recovered stolen vehicle, N.E.
13th Ave.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Trespass, S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance/verbal, S.W. 72nd Terr.
Assault, S.R. 70 E.
Assault, S.E. 39th Ave.
Arrests made, S.R. 70 E.
Fight, S.W. Second Way.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 160th St.
Trespass, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Prisoner in custody, N.E. Fourth
Trail.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70 E.
Aug. 14
Found property/wallet, N.E. 13th
Ave.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 78 W.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.


Obituaries


Mary Elna Grantham
Mary Elna Grantham, age 84,
of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
Aug. 14, 2005 at her homie. She
was born Dec. 26, 1920 in Elba,
Ala. to Leo and Myrtle Brunson.
She was a homemaker having
come to Okeechobee from
Andalusia, Ala. in 1970. She was
a member of the Treasure Island
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Martis Grantham
in 2002.
Survivors include: daughters,
Patricia Douglas of Okeechobee
and Gloria Campbell of Head-
land, Ala.; sons, Junior
Grantham of Appling, Ga. and
Roger Grantham of Las Vegas,
Nev.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; three great-great-
grandchildren; sister, Maxine
Stapleton of Niceville; brothers,
Patie Brunson of Niceville and
Cyle Brunson of Valdosta, Ga.
Visitation will be held from 4
until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.
17, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on
Thursday, Aug. 18, at Treasure
Island Baptist Church with Pas-
tor Duane Eatmon officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Sidney T. Busch, Jr.
Sidney T. Busch, Jr., age 79, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Aug. 5,
2005 at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. He was born Feb. 16,
1926 in Cape May, N.J. He had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1988. He served in the U.S.
Marines and Army and was a
truck driver by trade.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Sidney T. Busch, III.


Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 58 years, Rose A. Busch
of Okeechobee; son, Dennis G.
Busch of Rio Grande, N.J.;
daughter, Susan (Albert) Jian-
notti of Henderson, Nev.; six
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Community. Events

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.

Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community-to identify issues, collaborate
and share information regarding services for children and their
families. The guest speakers will be Rebecca and Olga from the
Social Security office. For information, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.

Main Street resumes meetings
Main Street is resuming their monthly general membership
meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for noon on, Wednes-
day, Aug. 24, at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave.
Members and general public are welcome to attend. For informa-
tion, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, 206 S.W. 16th
St. The group will discuss favorite summer reads and also choose
the books to be read for fall. For information, call Jan Fehrman at
(863) 357-9980.

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. Theywill reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 3p.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 equip-
ment 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 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
applications 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
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Letter to the Editor


Put Social Security
out of our misery
On its 70th birthday, put Social
Security out of our misery.
This month marks the 70th
birthday of Social Security. In the
program's old age, many politi-
cians are worried about its health
and debating about how to cure
it. One side, led by President
Bush, says that Social Security is.
in mortal peril, and must be saved
via "partial privatization," The
other side says that Social Security
is just a little sick, and needs only
a little tinkering to be restored to
health.
Both sides, however, agree on
one absolute: Social Security
should be saved. While it may
have financial problems, they
believe, some form of mandatory
government-run retirement pro-
gram is morally necessary.
But is it?
Social Security is commonly
portrayed as benefiting most, if
not all, Americans by providing
them "risk-free" financial security.
in old age.
This is a fraud.
Under Social Security, lower-
and middle-class individuals are
forced to pay a significant portion
of their gross income-approxi-
mately 12 percent-for the
alleged purpose of securing their
retirement. That money is not
saved or invested, but transferred
directly to the program's current
beneficiaries-with the "prom-
ise" that when current taxpayers
get old, the income of future tax-
payers will be transferred to them.
Since this scheme creates no
wealth, any benefits one person
receives in excess of his payments
necessarily come at the expense
of others.
Under Social Security, every
aspect of the government's
"promise" to provide financial
security is at the mercy of political
whim. The government can
change how much of an individ-
ual's money it takes-it has
increased the payroll tax 17 times
since 1935. The government can
spend his money on anything it
wants-observe the long-time
practice of spending any annual.
Social Security surplus on other
entitlement programs. The gov-
ernment can change when (and
therefore if) it chooses to pay him
benefits and how much they con-
sist of-witness the current pro-
posals to raise the age cutoff or
lower future benefits. Under
Social Security, whether an indi-
vidual gets twice as much from
others as was taken from him, or
half as much, or nothing at all, is
entirely at the discretion of politi-
cians. He cannot count on Social
Security for anything-except a
massive drain on his income.
If Social Security did not
exist-if the individual were free
to use that 12 percent of his
income as he chose-his ability
to better his future would be


incomparably greater. He could
save for his retirement with a
diversified, long-term, productive
investment in stocks or bonds. Or
he could reasonably choose not
to devote all 12 percent to retire-
ment. He might choose to work
far past the age of 65. He might
choose to live more comfortably
when he is young and more mod-
estly in old age. He might choose
to invest in his own productivity
through additional education or
starting a business.
. How much, when, and in
what form one should provide for
retirement is highly individual-
and is properly left to the individ-
ual's free judgment and action.
Social Security deprives the young
of this freedom, and thus makes
them less able to plan for the
future, less able to provide for
their retirements, less able to buy
homes, less able to enjoy their
most vital years, less able to invest
in themselves.
And yet Social Security's advo-
cates continue to push it as moral.
Why?
The answer lies in the pro-
gram's ideal of "universal cover-
age" the idea that, as a recent
New York Times editorial
preached, "all old people must
have the dignity of financial secu-
rity" regardless of how irre-
sponsibly they have acted. On this
premise, since some would not
save adequately on their own,
everyone must be forced into
some sort of "guaranteed" collec-
tive plan-no matter how irra-
tional. Observe that Social Securi-
ty's wholesale harm to those\who
would use their income responsi-
bly is justified in the name of
those who would not. The ration-
al and responsible are shackled
and throttled for the sake of the
irrational and irresponsible.
Those who wish to devote
their wealth to saving the irre-
sponsible from the consequences
of their own actions should be
free to do so through private char-
ity, but to loot the savings of
untold millions of innocent,
responsible, hard-working young
people in the name of such a goal
is a monstrous injustice.
Social Security in any form is
morally irredeemable. We should
be debating, not how to save
Social Security, but how to end
it-how to phase it out so as to
best protect both the rights of
those who have paid into it, and
those who are forced to pay for it
today. This will be a painful task.
But it will make possible a world
in which Americans enjoy far
greater freedom to secure their
own futures.
Submitted by:
Alex Epstein
Editor's note: Alex Epstein is a
junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Insti-
tute (http://www.aynrand.org) in
Irvine, Calif. The Institute pro-
motes the philosophy of Ayn
Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged
and The Fountainhead.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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.
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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth
Beauty Salon located at 1210S.W. Second Ave. It's a free nation-
al public service program to help women with cancer by teaching
them beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side
effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second
St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.
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 Auditori-
um, 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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
(863) 763-2285.
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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863.)
763-5996.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee Historical Society

Looking Back...
Faith (Raulerson) Meserve, the youngest daughter of
pioneer settlers, Peter and Louisiana (Chandler) Rauler-
son. She married Ellis Meserve, the first passenger to
stop off the passenger train in 1915. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens? 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.



Community Events

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More
than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary
of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World
and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and
the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine thought 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates arid Excellence in History
Medals will be presented to the'contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call
(863) 763-2492.

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

First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at
the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are inter-
ested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop
by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

Labor Day rodeo tickets on sale
Tickets for the Cattlemen's Association Labor Day weekend
rodeo are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W North Park
Street. The price of a rodeo ticket is $14. The rodeo will be held at
the Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, Sept. 3; Sun-
day, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5. A parade will be held Monday,
Sept 5, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is now accepting float registra-
tions. For information, call Perri L. Giafaglione at (863) 697-3113.

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.

Business women's luncheon planned
Okeechobee business women will hold a networking lunch-
eon Aug. 19 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Networking will start at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon.
Bring your friends and let them feel the power of networking.
Bring flyers brochures and a give-away. Come see our web site in
progress thanks to Cindy Burnett. For information, contact Robin
Delgado at www.tractortrailercrash.com.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 19, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited to attend. For information,
call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Church planning trip
The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church is sponsoring a
trip to'Orlando to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes on Sat-
urday, Dec. 10. The bus will leave the church at 200 N.W. Third
Street at 8 a.m. The performance is at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per
person. For reservations, call Fran at (863) 357-1713. Payment is
due before Aug. 21.

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.








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Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride,
respect, spirit and unity among
the O.H.S. players and.student
body, staff, coaches, families and
the business community.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863) 462-5050.

Soccer sign ups
to begin Aug. 22
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held Monday-Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sign-ups will start Monday,
Aug. 22, and end Friday, Sept. 2.
All sign-ups will be held at the
recreation department office,
309 N.W Second St.
The registration fee is $25 per
child. Parents will need to pres-
ent a copy of their child's birth
certificate at the time of registra-
tion. The child's age as of Dec.
31, 2005, will determine their
age division.
Age divisions will be: 14 and
under; 12 and under; 10 and
under; 8 and under; and, 6 and
under.
The minimum number of


participants in each age division
is 30 players.
Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end
before Christmas.
For information, call the
recreation department at (863)
763-6950.

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-sponsored 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.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863) 462-5025.

Brahman golfers
host fund raiser
The Brahman and Lady Brah-
man golf teams will host their
annual golf tournament fund
raiser on Aug. 27, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club.
The entry fees are $50 per player
for a four-player team. Hole
sponsorships are $100 each.
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
start. Lunch will be provided to
all participants. There will be
various prizes awarded at the
end of the tourney. For informa-
tion contact Coach Mark Ward at
(863) 634-1722.


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Cell: (863) 634-1879
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863-467-4733
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Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


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




MIDFLORIDA
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
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www.midflorida.com


DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
A "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
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FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
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Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073 CAC013262



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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
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of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
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Okeechobee
763-3500
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Nutritional Supplements
Children's Vitamins
Se Habla Espanol
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All Major Credit Cards Accepted.




SCACO 23499
7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9"' Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570



UNIQUE

BAIL BONDS
Greg Gernat
24/7 365 Service
New Clients Welcome!
357-2888
588 NE 28th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED


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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98'h St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165




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CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100



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Storm Shutters
12068 NE 18'0 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
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
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863-763-3710
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Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
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Okeechobee
763-1699


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NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commercial/Residential A/C
Residential & Commercial Additions
Dry Wall Framing Pipefitting
11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
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Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


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Licensed
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Odd jobs you can't to find time to
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863-610-0988 OR 863-634-6032
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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
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(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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Health fair
Representatives from Advantage Care Health Plans were
at the health fair which was sponsored by Florida Com-
munity Health Centers held at the American Legion Hall
Post 64 on Saturday, Aug. 13. The health fair featured
health care professionals and organizations and had
free health screenings for visitors. Members of the
Advantage Care team included: (not in any particular
order) Michelle Lamb, Danny Burns, Connie Clark, Paul
Antonio and Judith Nichols.


Full Service Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies & Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St. 863.467.8899
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Wholesale
* Commerical Paper
Products & Dispenser
* Restaurant Supplies
* Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
* Janitorial Supplies
* Juices & Drink Mixes


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Coolers Sunscreen Wipes
Sweat Bands
Mira Cool Bandanas


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their children ith a Bar-B-Que and Open Bluegrass mni
Session. All friends & amily are encouraged to join us!
Please bring your instrument and a co% ered dish. For more
into., please call Lori Anderson Clarke at (ib3i ol '-ilc 1.


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Nursery
Licensed Bonded Insured
Plants Sod Cypress Mulch
Landscaping Queen Palms
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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
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Commercial Additions
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Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992




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FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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*' Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


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RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
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TOP BRANCH
Tree Service & Landscaping

Demolition & Debris
Removal
State Licensed
# P00000081333
(863) 357-3141


FREE ESTIMATES
No Contracts Necessary.
Pay by the month or the cut.
Jesus Hernandez
863-634-0060
206 NW 361 Ave. Okeechobee
Company ID #7646


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
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STORM PANELS
UNLIMITED
SALES & INSTALLATION
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357-4140
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863-467-2224


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&SS^863-824-0828
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WELL SERVICES, INC.
Well Pump & Tank Packages
Jet Irrigation Submersible
Galvanized Wells Chlorine Pumps
Aerators Carbon Filters Softeners
Iron Filters Reverse Osmosis
Do It Yourself Sofreat .
110 SW 5th Avel &--
863-357-8668
Call for this month's Contractor's Specials!


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Livestock Market




U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127


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763-3808
NEW LOCATION!
3651 S.E. 441 #5
Treasure Island Plaza


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Rt. 441 S. of Downtown Okeechobee
(863) 763-2800



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Theatres III

For Info
Call.
763-7202




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Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
' 357-0303
OIEN ON SAT 8:30t.. 12:OOr.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


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Okeechobee
763-3417





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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
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Drive Thru Pharmacy,
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2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
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Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
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BIG LAKE HOSPICE focuses on you and your loved ones. It is about living with
dignity and in comfort. BIG LAKE HOSPICE offers you choices:
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RAULERSON HOSPITAL
"DINE WITH THE DOCTOR"
A Medical Series

Date: August 30, 2005
Time: Dinner at 5:00 pm ($3.00 each)
For those unable to dine with us, the Lecture begins at 5:30 pm
Topic: General Surgery including laparoscopic and bariatric procedures
Guest: Dr. Frank Nami, MD
Location: Raulerson Hospital
North Dining Room
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida

Come and hear this informative presentation given by Dr. Frank Nami, board
certified general surgeon, who recently joined the staff at Raulerson Hospital.

THIS LECTURE PROGRA-LV IS OFFERED FREE 10 .11LL
MEMBERS OF OUR U< MMIM .'\'11B.
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Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork Chops are on
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10 LIFESTYLES


Weddings


Marlena Sheets of Okee-
chobee to be honored again.
Due to high academic achieve-
ment and recent induction into
Phi Theta Kappa, Marlena
Sheets will have her biography
published in ethe 28th Annual
Edition of The National Dean's
List 2004/2005 publication.
Which will be submitted to
'libraries across the United
States this September. The
National Dean's List is the
largest, most prestigious publi-
cation in the country recogniz-
ing gifted students selected by
their deans, comparable faculty
members or other educational
organizations. This is one of the
highest honors that can be
bestowed on college
students. Each year 2,500 of our
nation's finest colleges and uni-
versities use the publication as a
special award to honor their
best students. One of Sheets'
many talents will also be recog-


nized soon. Her poetry will be
published in The International
Library of Poetry, Eternal Por-
traits Edition scheduled for pub-
lication this fall. Due to being
chosen for publication Sheets'
has been invited to attend The
International Society of Poet's
Summer Convention and Sym-
posium, to be held in Washing-
ton, D.C. August 19-21.


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her biography



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Tiffany Anderson and Felix Espada

Tiffany Anderson

and Felix Espada


Tiffany Danielle Anderson and
Felix Espada were joined in mar-
riage on Aug. 4. 2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chivari of
Okeechobee and the groom is
the son of Mrs. Anna Marie Espa-
da of New York.
The wedding ceremony was
officiated by Ms. Melissa McKay
at the reception center of Pier II,
overlooking the water.
The bride's gown was a strap-
less satin, with a lovely, beaded
bodice and full length train.
The bouquet was a stunning
royal blue accented with white
roses.
The couple joined in the mar-
riage ceremony by the lighting of
the "unity candle".
At the reception there was a


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Allen Abele and Patricia Nelson

Allen Abele


three tiered cake which was a
cascade of layers, complete with
white satin roses around the
base.
The maid of honor was
Tiffany Barfield and she was
dressed in a midnight blue length
gown, carrying a single blue rose.
with silver ribbon. Bridesmaids
were Leah Butler and Shawnda
Chandler who also wore full
length midnight blue gowns.
The best man was Heath
Everhart, with groomsmen,
Anthony Bertram and the bride's
brother, Ralph Davis.
A fabulous honeymoon for
the entire family was planned for
Key West.
After the honeymoon the cou-
ple will reside in Port St. Lucie.


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and Patricia Nelson


Patricia A. Nelson and Allen
Abele were joined in marriage on
June 18, 2005.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Oakview Baptist Church
with Reverend John Keith officiat-
ing.
The bride was given away by
her brother, Dr. W.H. Roberts.
The church was decorated
with assorted flowers, plants,
unity candle, candelabra and
white ribbons in a tropical setting.
The bride wore a mid-length
off-white lace dress.


The maid of honor was her
daughter, Cheryl Ury of Port St.
Lucie and the best man was the
groom's son, Jeff Abele of New
Concord, Ohio.
Following the ceremony a
reception was held at the Shriners
Club.
After a honeymoon trip to
Hawaii with a cruise around the
Hawaiian Islands the couple is at
home in Buckhead Ridge.
The bride and groom are both
retired.


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Special to the Okeechobee News
These volunteers helped repair the roof of Lula Mae
Nealy's house. The project was coordinated by Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing and funded by a grant from the
Florida Hurricane Relief Fund. The workers are: (in no par-
ticular order) Saul Garcia, Juan Carlos Duran, Justino
Duran, Antonio Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez, Inocente
Rios and Christopher Manz.


These volunteers are rebuilding

Okeechobee one house at a time


Early Saturday morning on a
very hot summer day, August 6, a
crew of volunteers climbed the
roof of Lula Mae Nealy's home to
repair damage done by the recent
hurricanes. All labor and materials
for the project were donated.
The Florida Hurricane Relief
Fund established by Governor Jeb
Bush named Volunteer Florida
Foundation received funds from
the Bank of America to help fami-
lies repair homes after the hurri-
canes of 2004. Fortunately, Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
was awarded funds to help restore
homes in Okeechobee County.
Ms. Nealy, a grandmother car-
ing for two grandsons, had no
insurance and received only limit-
ed funds from FEMA to replace
damaged appliances and make
some interior repairs. No funds
were available for the roof
because her small pension barely
covers utilities, food and medi-
cines.
Paulette Wise, manager of the
South Branch of Bank of America
in Okeechobee, is very enthusias-
tic about helping the community
and is proud that part of the $1 mil-
lion contributions to Volunteer
Florida has been sent to Okee-
chobee County. Okeechobee Non-
Profit Housing, Inc. through its
board of directors has approved a
plan to invite volunteers from


among those families whom it has
served since 1988 to assist in hurri-
cane rebuilding activities.
The generous, hard-working
volunteers on August 6 were: Saul
Garcia, Juan Carlos Duran, Justino
Duran, Antonio Hernandez, Jesus
Hernandez and Inocente Rios.
Isaura Garcia prepared a wonder-
ful chicken and rice dinner which
was brought to the site by Martha
Hernandez. The joyful, coopera-
tive spirit of the volunteers was
heartwarming. Special thanks go
to Christopher Manz, a local con-
tractor, who volunteered to
arrange for the materials for the
project and supervised the work
which was completed in good
time by mid-afternoon Saturday.
Mr. Manz was the key to our suc-
cess in this endeavor.
Ms. Nealy was overjoyed and
very grateful for the work and col-
laboration of all involved. She had
faith that some how the Lord
would provide a way to get a new
roof over their heads, but she
couldn't imagine how. Sister Elinor
Sevigny, SNJM, Executive Director
of Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing, Inc says it was a very reward-
ing and satisfying day to see so
many reach out to help a family in
need. How grateful we are for the
vision of the Volunteer Florida
Foundation to provide a way to
make rebuilding Florida a reality!


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III..
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 12,
through Thursday, Aug. 18, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Wedding Chasers"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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 "Bewitched" (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 "Dukes of Haz-
zard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.

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

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 763-4021.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;


One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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2 PERSON PADDLE BOAT
Found floating in Taylor's
Creek, call to identify
(863)357-1694.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
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BLACK SCHNAUZER, Little
"Buddy" & PIT MIX, Brown
"Roxy". Dearly mixed. Please
call (863)634-0453
BULLS (2) one black, one dark
brown. Approx lyr old. Last
seen vic. of Otter Creek. Son
misses dearly (863)467-1578


ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPER
Good for scrap aluminum &
Very strong wood picnic table
You haul (863)763-5543
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
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CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
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Employment .
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Tnme 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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BATCH PANEL
OPERATOR
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.
Okeechobee.
(863)763-5586
Camp Cook/Housekeeper,
must be neat, clean de-
pendable. Exp'd in cooking &
cleaning for large crowds.
Weekends a must. Call Lisa
(863)763-9950
COLONIAL SUPPLEMENTAL
INSURANCE seeking experi-
enced benefit enrollers to
market our voluntary prod-
ucts to existing clients within
the Florida Public Sector. In-
dustry leading compensa-
tion, Johnny
(800)845-7330, ext.6604.

I CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
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-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
,portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVER/VTHROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F)T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER
Exp. Preferred but will
train. MUST be dependable
863-763-5582
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
Apply in person at
Pier II
2200 SE Hwy 441
Ask for Christina


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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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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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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
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homemaking and cooking skills.
Benefits include health insurance and
vacation. Call 863-357-2442.

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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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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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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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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HELP WANTED- PROFESSIONALS
PROJECT COORDINATOR- Manages a regional training pro-
ject. Works with employers & schools. Experience in health-
care, workforce development, education, a plus. 3-years
project mgmnt. Reqd. Work Certified and Degree pref.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LIAISON- Coordinates regional
ED marketing plan. Bachelor's Degree and /or 5 yrs exp. Re-
search, marketing/advertising exp. req. Degree and Work
Certified pref.
WORK CERTIFIED CONSULTANT- Develops and markets
training curriculum nationally. 5 yrs. exp. in bus, curriculum
development and/or sales. Degree and Work Certified pref.
See job descriptions at www.tcjobs.oro. Send resume to:
Workforce Board of the Treasure Coast
9350 S US #1
Pt. St. Lucie, FL 34952
Fax: 772/335-0677 or E-mail jobs@tcjobs.orq
AA/EOE/Drug Free Workplace


INDiiANW(OD
Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
HANDYMAN TRAINEE
GOLF MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
GOLF CART PERSON
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
Ext. 131
800-523-1630
HELP WANTED
Warehouse/delivery
Full time 401 K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1005wn Park St. Okee
LOOKING TO FILL
OFFICE STAFF POSITION
IN A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
Must be dependable &
have experience w/computers,
internet & bookkeeping.
Starts @$8.00 per hour.
Call (863)763-1323 to apply.
Must have references.
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @3175 Hwy. 441S.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P os i tio n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.


MECHANICS NEEDED
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
(863)763-5586.
NEEDED: Back Hoe & Front
Loader Operator Need un-
derground utility experience
Contact Marvin Rowell
863-781-0193
anytime after 5pm
NEW HORIZONS
Has the .i- l, ii,. ,
available in our Okeechobee
Outpatient Office
Licensed Therapist
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TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560


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O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.
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service to our customers
everyday.


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


ROUTE SALES IBC
OKEECHOBEE
Class D lic, HS dip/Equiv,
great benefits. Apply:
One Stop Career Ctr
209 SW Park St.
orfax resume
407-843-4559
PH 800-226-5110 Ext 146
EEO M/F/D/V
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.

SIGN-UP BONUS
Great response!Two
positions remain for
Fuel Attendant/stock
person. 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
DFWP

TRAILER ASSEMBLY
SALES PERSON WANTED
FULL TIME ASSEMBLY AND
SERVICE PERSON
Mechanical and Hitch
Knowledge helpful
APPLY IN PERSON AT:
JONES EQUIPMENT
4558 HWY 441 SE
OKEECHOBEE
During Business Hours
WHY NOT DRIVE FOR CFI?
Atlanta orientation. $0.05 NE
Bonus Pay! Think annual
earnings! XM Service. Class
A CDL required. (800)CFI-
DRIVE (800-234-3748) or
www.cfidrive.com.


PIANO TEACHER
for aspiring musician. Please
call Debbie (863)517-0889
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Financial |



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.
A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
NESS $10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
A CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
INTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT BANKING Firm Has
Middle Market Businesses
For Sale. If Interested In Buy-
ing Or Selling A Business,
Call (877)217-8231.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell It
in the classified.


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




$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
****$500-$100,000++
FREE CASH GRANTS! 2005!
NEVER REPAY! Person-
al/Medical Bills, School,
New Business-Home. As
seen on T.V. NO CREDIT
CHECK! Live Operators!
(800)270-1213 ext.95.
CREDIT CARD BILLS? CON-
. SOLIDATE TODAY! Get out
of Debt Fast. One Low
Monthly payment. Cut inter-
est. Stop Harassment.
www.lHaveTooMany-
Bills.com Since 1991!
(800)881-5353 x17.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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




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.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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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
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrcs 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 '-40
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 COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.


HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Sell!! Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
taken. (863)983-1654
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884.
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric,
New Paid $325 asking $275
(863)357-2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER (1) DRYER (2)-
$200 takes all.
(863)261-2846






SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26',
like new, asking $10(0..
(863)467-5756.




STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort$375
(573)547-7637/517-2577


3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
20x24 Now $2320. 25x30,
$3490. 30x40, $5170.
40x50, $8380. 40x60,
$10,700. 50x100, $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/pack room. $250
(239)770-6855



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131
CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
(772)597-0650
INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
cond. $40. 863-763-6131
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566


MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132


FED DUCK STAMPS '34-72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
(863)763-8729


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
$120 (863)634-6708.
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si able epsanol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323
PRINTER HP Disk Jet 612 C
& HP ScanJet 3300C $100
for both, will separate
(772)597-0650



QUILTING FRAME SET, All in
1 piece. Excellent condition.
Made in.Canada. $100
(863)467-6175


7PC DINETTE SET- glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $200. (863)357-1364.



BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
(863)467-7659.

BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884
BUNK BEDS with matching,
desks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
863-675-9243.
COMPUTER DESK
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
(863)467-1104
COMPUTER DESK: Like new
w/lock box, filing cabinet &
large drawer. Wooden. $75 or
best offer (863)467-4175
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
DIN. Rm. Set, Glass (1 1/8"
Thick) 2 stone pillar pedestals,
6 cushion chairs w/cherry.
$1000 neg. 863-634-0387
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, New, $550
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
(863)763-2103.


WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.



CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
firm. (863)763-7574.
FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
(863)763-7040/634-3173
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $275. or
best offer. (863)467-0627
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$900. (863)697-2033.


BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
GLOCK, Model 23, 3 high cap
mags, $550. (863)697-9519
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
REMMINGTON FIELDMASTER
pump .22 cat Model 121,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
like new, with extras,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169
SMITH & WESSON, Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sauer,
Model P245, 45 cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519



FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734
WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090



WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041


COMMODE full size, for use
alone or over toilet. Like new
condition $10
(863)983-1848
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CRT-
Heavy duty, Neverused.
Paid $1800. Asking'$950:
(863)675-2593
ELEC. HOSP BED w/ rails, &
hand crank. Lift whole bed,
head/foot. Almost new mat-
tress. $100 (863)357-1922
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels, very
good condition. $25.
(863) 763-2458


COKE MACHINE, $200.
f 863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
CORNING WARE 19 pcs,
cooking/baking, assorted siz-
es, Cornflower pattern. Some
glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if
qualify. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
(863)675-3614
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
(863)228-0127
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950
MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
mas, Electrical, Plays music
& Skaters skate around.
24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
separate (863)763-5422.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
(863)612-9233


PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
$450. (239)728-2357
Home, (239)910-7853 cell


ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for $75. or
best offer. Call
(863)634-3783


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


PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, S375. Call
239-633-2525.
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case.
Asking $475.
(863)675-4098 evenings


AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
(772)370-0262
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House doc. Needs
fenced area. Loves people..
$250. (863)357-1945
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Tri Colored. Reward!
"Skitter". (863)697-6652
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash only
(863)357-0037.
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
$500, (863)675-0101
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.



WATER IRON FILTER (2) Pd.
$450 ea. new. Now $250 for
both, will sep.
(863)447-2130



HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.



GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200.
Call239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
239-633-2525.
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
( missing coin mechanism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
(906)281-2127



CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $50
(863)697-2033



HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up. Moving, must sell!
$550 (863)467-9765
HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
. (772)489-6837



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756


Commercial
Property Sale 10in
Condos
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 104
Open House 105.i
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni 060
Real Estate Wantedl'165
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1V/2ba,
CBS house w/ carport, new
roof, c/ac & heat, appl.
$225K (863)697-0372


FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
(863)467-2910
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
(863)634-2582
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
(863)227-4233
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
TABLES, (5) 8 Ft., Folding,
Brown. Excellent condition.
$150 for all will sep.
(863)467-6175
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard. with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
(863)983-4954


News


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



Quarter Horse Mare. 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. S3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
w/kids. $1000
(863)357-1213



FENCING 4ft tall, 75+ feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465



GARDEN TRLR & 2600 WATT
GENERATOR- and misc
tools, $650 for all
(239)369-2564.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
(239)633-2525.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good iil ii,:,. $500.
(863)634-0779.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
30" cut, 1)18 h/p & 1)8 h/p
$550 both or will sep.
(863)675-4882
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
sep. (863)697-2076
ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
for both (239)369-2564


BLACK ANGUS BULL
2yrs old. Gentle $1750
(863)634-1216
MALE GOAT- 9 mos old, tri
colored, $70.
(863)675-4098 evenings

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 91 5
Condos,
Townhouses Rent230
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 9'")
Land Rent '35
Resort Property
Rent 945
Roommate .r50
Rooms to Rent 55
Storage Space -
Rent




TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
Available Immediately!!!
Fully furnished, pool, tennis.
1 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $800 + util.
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $1000 + until.
215-598-3515/359-7779


Okee, 2BR/1 BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
WATERFRONT: 2/1
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000mo.
(863)634-8757.



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






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BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
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Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell! For List-
ings Call (800)571-0225
xH295.



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(877)266-7376.
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gesLife.com.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 20,j5
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent ')15
Mobile Homes Sale 0i20




OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 me. 1st, last & Sec
Dep. (863)634-6114



OKEECHOBEE -3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, in Pine Oak Village off
15A, quiet area, fences back
yard, con. drive, shed, new
paint & flooring $137,500
(561)746-2921/262-1390
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- FSBO
3/2 doublewide, family room,
2 car gar., double car port
30x13 screened porch, shed,
corner lot $159,900
2181 SE 25th Dr
(863)763-9358

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 30llu
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles..'ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ftwide. $100
(863)675-8760
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
$2500. (863)467-2104
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687


Warehouse
Space


i6ehouse
1075


BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
(863)763-7358
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force Eng, $2000
(863)763-5156
CAROLINA SKIFF-14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trIr, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350 / 528-4586
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
(863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
863)357-2406 or
863)835-6680ce11.


2005 RV CLOSE-OUT SALE-
*Nation's #1 Selling RV's
*Hundreds of RV's *Save
Thousands of Dollars *Flori-
da's Motorhome- Towable
Headquarters. GIANT REC-
REATION WORLD, 3 Loca-
tions: Melbourne-
(800)700-1021. Daytona-
(800)893-2552. Orlando-
800) 654-847 5 .
www.grwrv.com.
COACHMAN MIRADA CLASS
A- '99, 28', 12K, Queen bed,
sleeps 6, Great condition
$25,000 863-697-3100
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for.Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
HYLINE TRLR, '92- 40', 2 tip-
outs, 10x30 Florida room
w/windows, $2495 must
move (573)547-7637.
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat-
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4,.
$1850 neg. (863)801-3841.


YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
cover. $2500.
(863)467-5762


HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles, runs
but needs work, $850 or
best offer (863)467-1189
HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (863)675-4882
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
(863)697-2181.
YAMAHA PW50, '00- new
condition, $500.
(863)697-9883.



EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
asking $2500.
(863)357-2406 or
(863)835-6680 cell.
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
new! $1600 (863)801-1666


Fleetwood Mallard, '02, 8x33
Travel Trailer, w/8 ft. slide-
out, loaded, a/c, awning,
outside room attachment,
sleeps 6-8, exc. shape, great
for hunting camp, $15,000
or best offer. 863-673-1282


Automobiles



Automobiles 4C005
Autos Wanted 4I10t
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



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and
more! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 xC295.
ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
$2,350. (863)467-9950
CADILLAC STS '92- fully load-
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
sunroof, runs great, asking
$3500 (863)675-0104.


CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '94
Great for parts or project car.
$1300 (863)599-1509
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
(863)983-7546
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door,
White, 103K mis., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210
GRAND PRIX SE '95 Leather
seats, all power, cold air,
CD, runs good $2500
(863)467-6363
HONDA ACCORD '89 runs
very good, good gas mile-
age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
offer. (863)634-3029
MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4
cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on
rebuilt engine, auto reblt
trans, cold AC, new clutch,
sunroof, new front brakes,
cruise control, driver air bag,
looks and runs great, $3000
neg. (863)357-2177.
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
$1500. (863)634-2582
PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $2000
(863)675-2598 Iv msg.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
(863)697-8507
PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6,
AC, runs great, $1500
(863)697-9883.
TOYOTA COROLLA '92, 135k,
Cold A/C, new tire, Reliable,
Well maintained. $2000.
(863)467-8687
VOLVO SW- '89, Runs good.
Body good condition. $600.
Angela (863)610-0252 or
Becky 484-0031
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1000 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm


VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
work. (863)763-4826


CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
work, $2200.
(863)467-7151 eves
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job' runs and
looks good $2500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.


CADILLAC SEVILLE '93
For parts. $200
(239)770-6855
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
(863)763-1370.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
(863)634-0517
CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-1350.
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5 LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or smaller truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
700, $300/best offer.
(863)467-8856
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
$250/best offer.
(863)467-8856
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202


DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd.,
$1250. (863)447-2130
FORD F150 1995 w/topper.
Runs good. Cold air. $2500
firm. (772)216-6453
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067


FORD F150 '88 w/T good 302
motor, good work truck.
S400 or best offer
(863)357-3372
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel-
lent cond. Must see $S2500
(863)763-2666
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4dooi,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses
OLDS BRAVADA 93 clean
vehicle, really good body,
needs motor $200
(863)357-3372

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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500

, II


IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASENO. 2005-CP-I lt
In re:
Estate of
TERRY P.PLESCHER,
a.a'TERRY PLESCHER,
0 ceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SummaEy Admini Stration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are herebynotified thaev ;d Or-
der of Sumimary Adirin.'oat o' his
been entered in the Estate of TER-
RY R PLESCHER, a/k a TERRY
PLESCHER, Deceased, Fie FNun-
ber 2005-CP-180.
by the Circuit Court or Okeech bee

2nd Street, Room101, Okee:ho-
bee, Florida 34972 thatthe Jece-
dent's date of death was March 21,
2005, tat the total value of the es-
late is $62,500.00; that the names
and address of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
TANA PALMERTON, 672 Shetland
Street, Little Elm Texas 75086
RYAN PLESCHER, 7000 Wincdihaven
#214, The Colony, Texas. 75056
SEAN PLESCHER. 21 Benton Street
Lakewood, Colerado 80215
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate o f the de-
cedent other than those for wiomn
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims
within this court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIMEPERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED,
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Person Giving Notice.
Tana Palmerton
672 Shetland Street
Little Elm, Texas 75056
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY&CONELY,PA.
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763-3825
Tom W. ConelyIII
Florida Bar No. 096482
75589 ON 8/10,17/2005

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Community Events


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. Applica-
tions are available at the Chamber. For information, call (863)
763-6464.


Governor's Job Fair is Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be held Sept. 8 from noon until 4 p.m.
at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The job fair is being pre-
sented by the Central Florida Employment Council and Workforce
Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job
Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in
all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to
DFEC.org. For more information, call (407) 834-4022. .


AARP Driver Safety Course
The Chime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will be sponsoring an
AARP driver's safety course on Sept. 10 and 17 at 307 N.W. Fifth St.
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10.
Tuition for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. These classes
are four hours each day and total one eight hour class. You do not need
to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors 50 and over.
For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351


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IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
r'OBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-173
In re:
Estate of
THELMA KENT BLASHAW a/k/a
THELMA BELL BLASHAW, a/k/a
THELMA K. BLASHAW, Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summnary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
YI o tene hyin [td ithSantO
dei c' S uni. ly Adne lnis!tc tion hi e
been entered in lheEstate ol fHEL-
MA KEN1 BLASHAW t ka THEL-
HELMA K. BLASHAW, Deceiseo
ileNumbe 2005-CP-173
L', toe i.u Cou:t to; O0 ,echobee
County Flowja. Piobate Divisa on,
thle addresss of which is 304I N W
2nd Stleet, liceon 101 Ckeecho-
bee, Frind 3.:972 thatthedece
denti's d I- oi deati was March 6,
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: oi exempt liomestead realpiopierty

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ROBERiTKEIBELL' 19N. Mac-
lan aie ou. l F :,ViFginia
24551

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad
ministration must file their claims
within this court WhIHIl; HETIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTERTHE DECEDENTS
DATE rF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication ofthis
Notice is August 10, 2005.

607 S E 6th Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
CONELY&CONELY PA.
PO Drawer1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763-3825
TomW Conely I
Florida Bar No. 096482
75500 ON 8/10,17/2005


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TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
haul car or truck, 16x6, all
metal, $800
(863)357-2346.
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037
DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint, $2500 firm
(863)983-3489.
FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
863-697-1742
GMC VADUA, 1994- Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
$2500/neg 863-223-1859.


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