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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 140


Saturday, May 20, 2006


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Briefs

Basin boat ramp
may damage boat
Boaters are being urged to
avoid using the boat ramp
located in the back basin at
the Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said
due to low lake levels, use of
the back ramp could damage
a boat. Also, it's doubtful that
the lake level is high enough
to allow a boat to leave the
basin and enter the lake.
The sheriff's office did say,
however, that airboaters can
still safely use the ramp.
Boaters are urged to either
use the main ramps at Okee-
Tantie, or the ramps at Scott
Driver Memorial Park.
Battlefield site to
be commemorated
A special event to com-
memorate the state's pur-
chase of the Okeechobee
Battlefield will be held Thurs-
day, May 25, at the Okee-
chobee Battlefield site at
3501 S.E. 38th Ave.
Also on hand will be offi-
cials from both the city and
county of Okeechobee, State
Representative Richard
Machek (D-78), dignitaries
from the Seminole Tribe and
officials from the Department
of Environmental Protection.
Representatives from the
Seminole Tribe will also pres-
ent a historical document
that was written by Colonel
Zachary Taylor and described
the battle.

Inside


COE: no surprises in report


Engineer cautions
against taking dike
situation too lightly
Okeechobee News
There may not be as much
cause for alarm over the condi-
tion of the Herbert Hoover Dike
as some people fear.
A recent report on the condi-
tion of the dike predicts a 50 per-
cent chance that the 104-mile
earthen dike encircling Lake
Okeechobee will fail in the next
four years. The report, issued by
a panel of independent experts


"If you read it and don't understand the histo-
ry of the dike, it could be frightening. The
problems are real and need to be taken seri-
ously,"
Steve Duba,
COE engineer


and commissioned by the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD), has caused con-
cern among many people.
. However, there are no sur-
prises in the report according to
Steve Duba chief of engineers for
the Jacksonville District, U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE).


The report was based on data
that was supplied by COE.
"Risks have not changed
appreciably in the last few
years," he said. "I don't want to
frighten people."
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BALTIMORE Frustrated
by his 0-for-2 performance in
the Kentucky Derby, trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin has
turned to a speed horse in his
effort to win the Preakness.
After Jazil finished fourth
and Jazzy Bull took 14th in
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Like Now and Diabolical,
new shooters in the Preak-
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Drought Index
Current: 568
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.90 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.33 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
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Community Events .... .4
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Okeechobee News/ D. Hamilton
Okeechobee Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brenda O'Connor
(right) presented guest speaker, Judge Shirley Brennan (second right) at Wednes-
day's general membership meeting. Judge Brennan spoke with local business mem-
bers and guests about the Guardian Ad Litem program. She urged residents to
become part of a program providing a 'voice for children.' Judge Brennan also
brought two representatives from the program, Circuit Director Elizabeth Mackenzie
(left), and Betty Burton, a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem. Anyone interested in more
information on becoming a Guardian Ad Litem are asked to call (772) 785-5804.

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FHP launches Click It or Ticket


TALLAHASSEE: The Florida
Highway Patrol will step-up law
enforcement activities during the
2006 Click It or Ticket enforce-
ment mobilization, which runs
May 14 through June 4. FHP
troopers will join more than
12,000 other state and local law
enforcement officers and highway
safety officials during the national
"Click It or Ticket" mobilization to
crack down on safety belt law vio-
lators, in quest of reducing motor


vehicle traffic fatalities and
injuries.
"High visibility enforcement
saves lives", said Colonel Knight.
"Our goal is make sure everyone
on the road, whether passenger or
driver, knows they are more at
risk, not just of getting a ticket, but
for suffering a serious injury or
death, if they don't buckle up."
Seatbelt use is the most effec-
tive preventive measure available
to passenger vehicle occupants to


COEE Nevertheless, he did concede
CO l that if the dike were being built
today, it would be built to different
Continued From Page 1 standards.
On the other hand, he said did He added that the report did
not want them to take the situa- not take into account such things
tion too lightly, as water supply, the environment,
"If you read it and don't under- recreation and navigation fac-
stand the history of the dike, it tors the COE must take into
could be frightening. The prob- account in managing the lake.
lems are real and need to be. The engineer said the danger
taken seriously," he cautioned. increased as the lake level rose.
He said the report served a "That didn't come across in
good purpose of heightening the report," he added.
public awareness of the condition Water managers are in the
of the dike. ; dis. process of changing the lake reg-
However, he disagreed with elation process to allow for lower
the conclusions drawn by the lake levels. A rough draft of that
report. He said they were based proposed change should be avail-
purely on mathematical calcula- able by August. The goal is to
tions according to strict dam safe- have the revised plan in place by
ty. next January. Mr. Duba guessed


He agreed with the report's
statement that a dam couldn't
depend on maintenance; it needs
to depend on structural integrity
to keep from failing.
However, Mr. Duba said the
report assumed that no mainte-
nance would take place at all. He
said the COE has a very rigorous
maintenance system and was
keeping ahead of internal ero-
sion.


that the new lake regulation
schedule would maintain the lake
at least a foot lower than current
regulations.
In the interim, he said the COE
has been using every legal means
to keep lake levels lower. He
noted that the lake level is one-
and-a-half feet lower than this
time last year.
The report mentioned "pro-


prevent fatalities and injuries in
motor vehicle traffic crashes.
According to the National High-
way Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), 31,693 passenger vehi-
cle occupants died in traffic crash-
es during 2004- and 55 percent of
those killed were NOT wearing
their safety belts at the time of the
crash.
Safety belt use is especially
important for teens and young
adults, Grim statistics show that


However, Mr. Duba asserted that
the COE's maintenance program
was keeping pace with the deteri-
oration. He made mention of the
photograph shown last year in the
news media of a 40 foot washout
in the levee near the'Pahokeee air-
port. He said at that point, the dike
was 220 feet across and there was
still 180 feet of protection.
He noted that the washout
occurred in October and was
repaired by December. He said
there are 80 people in COE's
Clewiston office that are tasked
with dike maintenance. It is their
intent to make repairs that would
leave the dike in better condition
than it was when the repaired
area was originally constructed.
Mr. Duba said that 65,000 tons
of materials are positioned
around the dike for emergency
repairs or to fix a prepared
breach.
There has been talk of chang-
ing the designation of the dike
from that status of a levee to the
status of a dam. Mr. Duba said the
COE is now doing maintenance
on the levee according to the stan-
dards required of a dam.
He said the problem was that


gressive deterioration" of the dike. the levee does not have a lot of


vehicle crashes are the leading
cause of death for persons age 15
to 34 in the United States a
cause of death that is preventable
in nearly 80 percent of the crashes.
Motorists are reminded to use
their cellular phones wisely and
safely. FHP urges all drivers to call
*FHP (*347) to report aggressive
and/or drunk drivers, or if they
need assistance on the road.
Motorists needing emergency
medical services should dial 911.


discharge capacity. He said the
runoff from the 5,000-square-mile
basin feeding the lake could fill up
the lake eight times faster than it
can be emptied.
He said the elevation of the
dike is 26 feet while ground level
in most places is at 13 or 14 feet in
elevation/
"Twenty-six feet is a significant
level of protection," he said.
"That's a lot of freeboard."
He said the lake level has never
been over 19 feet.
With current lake levels, the
level of the lake is lower than the
surrounding land.
"It's not likely the dike would
be overtopped," he said, adding
that it would take a "truly extraor-
dinary event" for that to happen.
Mr. Duba hesitated to make a
comparison with the New
Orleans levpe system since he is
not familiar with that system.
He said the southern and
southeastern sections of the dike
have seen the most internal ero-
sion. Therefore, a maintenance
project is currently going on near
Port Mayaca.'


Briefs

Business cards needed
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners is compiling a collection of material, including busi-
ness cards, to be placed in a time capsule in front of the new Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center.
The deadline for submitting business cards is June 1.
Those wanting to participate can mail their business cards to the
Okeechobee County Administrator's Office, Room 106, Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 106 N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, Fla.,
34974; or, take them to Vicki Smith in the county administrator's
office.

School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collabo-
rative Council meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will
be discussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year.
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Act;
IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and homeless chil-
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math
and Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technolo-
gy Entitlement; Title Ill-English Language Acquisition, Language
Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and
Drug Free Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers;
Title V Innovative Programs; and, Title VI-Rural and Low Income
School Programs.
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant
contacts.

Meeting on dike slated
OKEECHOBEE An informational meeting on the Herbert
Hoover Dike will be held Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.
Speakers will include representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the Florida Department of Emergency Management,
Okeechobee County Emergency Management office and communi-
ty leaders.
For information, call the Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement office at (863) 763-3212.


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Community Events


Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp
for grades six through eight will be held June 18-24. Reduced rates
are available if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12
camp is July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if registered before
June 15. The camp for grades two through five will be July 23-27,
and reduced rates are available if registered before July 1. Call Pam
at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information
and an application.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-
off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates)
on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245
U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also
be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds for funer-
al expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank.
For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee


Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of
Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in
donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside
Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach pro-
grams at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase
a ticket, call their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing
will be held July 4, and you need not be present to win.
Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded
their services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Reg-
istration is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before
Sept. 1, 2006. You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the
church. Parents must furnish-birth certificates, shot records and
health certificate for students. The deadline for registration is May
31.


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High school diplomas to be presented at IRCC ceremony


Taking a big step toward a
brighter future, 515 Treasure
Coast residents earned their high
school diploma through the Indi-
an River Community College
Adult Education program this
year. Throughout the 2005/2006
school year, the graduates earned
high school credits in IRCC's
Adult High School or prepared for
the General Educational Develop-
ment (GED) exam at over 25
IRCC Adult Education sites
throughout St. Lucie, Martin, Indi-
an River, and Okeechobee coun-
ties.
About 124 of the graduates
will participate in the IRCC High
School Diploma Ceremony on
Tuesday, May 23 in the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at the Main Cam-
pus in Fort Pierce. Students with
last names beginning with A to K
will participate in a ceremony at 6
p.m. and those with names
beginning with L to Z will receive
their diplomas in a ceremony
starting at 8 p.m.


Josh Harvey recently earned
the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
degree from
Auburn Uni-
versity's Col-
lege of Veteri-
nary Medicine
as a member
of the Class of
2006.
He earned
an animal sci-
ence degree in Josh
2002 from the Harvey
University of
Florida, and is a 1997 graduate of
Okeechobee High School.. His
parents are Marilyn Brad\ and Jim


Joshua Adam Renz, 20, or Port
St. Lucie, will be presented with a
two-year scholarship to IRCC for
top achievement as a GED stu-
dent. Josh has completed the first
year of IRCC's Digital Media Insti-
tute toward an Associate in Sci-
ence Degree. He also plans to
earn an Associate in Arts degree
and transfer to a four-year univer-
sity.
As one of IRCC's top Adult
High School students, Ellen
Schreffler, 18, of Stuart will also
receive a two-year scholarship to
IRCC. She plans to attend IRCC in
the fall and pursue a career in vet-
erinary science.
"IRCC Adult Education gradu-
ates are encouraged to develop
job skills, plan a career and con-
tinue their education to enhance
their earning potential," said Dr.
Anthony lacono, Assistant Dean
of Developmental Education.
The Enrique and Teresa
Tomeu Scholarship will be pre-
sented to GED program graduate


Harvey, both of Okeechobee.
"Our graduates are valued
worldwide for their clinical train-
ing and hands-on experience
prior to graduation,' said Dr. Tim-
othy Boosinger, dean of the col-
lege. "We are proud of the Class
of 2006 and we look forward to
their future success as they begin
their careers as veterinarians."
The veterinary program at
Auburn University is the oldest in
the South and has been a continu-
ous program since 1892. More
than 5700 doctors of veterinary
medicine have graduated since
the first degrees were officially
awarded in 1909.


Clark Watkins, 20 of Fort Pierce.
Watkins is a freshman in IRCC's
Fire Academy Track program and
was also selected as the first
recipient of the Christopher
Vanloffelt Memorial Book Schol-
arship. The scholarship was
established in memory of Chris
Vanloffelt, a GED student who
was killed in a car accident earlier
this year.
In addition to GED Prepara-
tion, Adult High School and Adult
Basic Education, IRCC Adult Edu-
cation programs include English
as a Second Language (ESL)
classes.
Frank L. Watkins, Assistant
Dean of. Business Technology at
IRCC, will be the Graduation
speaker, addressing "Daring to
travel the road less taken."
During the 2005/2006 school
year, 454 students passed the
GED exam and 61 successfully
completed the Adult High School
program at IRCC. Students in
GED Preparation progress at their


The Unites States Achieve-
ment academy announced that
Jamie Mew-
bourn, an
Okee-
chobee High
School Junior
has been
named a Unit-
ed States
National
Award winner Jamie
in Mathemat- Mewbourn
ics. This awardMewbourn
is a prestigious
honor very few students can
ever hope to attain. In fact the
Academy recognizes fewer than


own pace to review high school
subjects prior to taking the GED
equivalency exam. Students in
the Adult High School program
earn high school credits as com-
petencies are achieved in high
school subjects. In addition, a
wide range of short-term voca-
tional programs prepare students
for jobs in air conditioning, elec-
tronics, office skills, computers,
medical secretarial, patient care
assistance, child care, and many
other fields.
IRCC Adult Education pro-
grams are free to students. For
more information, call the IRCC
Information Call Center toll-free
at 1-866-866-4722.
Awards at the ceremony:
Laura F. Foster Scholarship
2005-2006 recipients. through the
IRCC Foundation are: Ellen
Schreffler, Maitey Bernard, Pedro
France, Ruth Bond, Noelia Gar-
cia, Michelle Ouellette, April
Jones, Brittany Rhoads, Doris
Hensley, Jennifer Russell and,


10 percent of all American high
school students. Jamie Mew-
bourn was nominated for this
national award by Mrs. Joyner, a
mathematics teacher at the
school. Jamie is in Honors Math-
ematics classes, and will appear
in the United States Achieve-
ment Academy's Official Year-
book which is published nation-
ally. Jamie Mewbourn is the
daughter of Bruce and Karey
Mewbourn. The grandparents
are Mike and Jody Rusinko of
Palm Beach and Estelle and Ray-
mond Hullse also of Palm Beach.


Yearling students shine at State Science Fair
Yearling Middle School would
like to congratulate our four stu-
dents who participated in the Flori-
.da State Science and Engineering
Fair. We are proud to.aannounce that
-all of them received place awards.
Valerie McKee (eighth grade)
received a fourth place for her
Behavior project "Are Students
More Likely to Succeed When Put
.qnder Pressure;" LauraFgox (eighth
grade) received a fourth place for
her Environmental project, "Aquat-
ic Macro invertebrate Response to
the Restoration of Kissimmee River,
Florida"; Celena Letcher (seventh
Grade) received a second place for
7"her Botany project "Growing with
Magnets-The Effects of Magnetic
Field on Plant Growth"; and Kelsey
Burnham (seventh Grade) received
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ARC: This is about the ARC. My mother is one of them that started
the rehabilitation facility, back in 1961. Commissioners, I'm sorry that
you don't feel the handicapped are worth saving. They are a person
just like us. My mother died about two months ago, but I will fight for
my family.

DONATIONS: I work for a church that gives food to the needy. I
want to thank everyone that donated canned goods. They did a won-
derful job and I want to thank all the postal employees that picked up
the food for us. It was wonderful. A third thank you goes to the ones
that had to sort and stock their shelves.

Community Events

Meeting on dike slated
An informational meeting on the Herbert Hoover Dike will be held
Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 U.S. 98 N. Speakers will include representatives of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Emergency Manage-
ment, Okeechobee County Emergency Management and community
leaders. For information, call the Okeechobee. County Emergency
Management office at (863) 763-3212.
Venus Ministries meeting planned
Venus' Ministries will meet Thursday, May 25, at the Venus Club-
house, located off of 731 and Clubhouse Road, beginning at 6 p.m.
The program will include gospel music, including the Celebration
Singers from Okeechobee, food and fellowship. The special guest
speaker will be Mary Lanier.
Youth group sponsors dinner
Smoked chicken dinners will be available for a donation of $6 each
at the Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., on Saturday, May 26,
beginning at 11 a.m. It is being sponsored by the church's youth
group. Dinners will include green beans, scalloped potatoes, rolls and
pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-4127 or (863) 467-1750, for deliv-
ery or carry out. Deliveries will be limited to within the city limits.
Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tour-
nament will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries
will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The format
will be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults
only- no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid
Camp. For information, contact the KOA Campground at (863) 763-
0231.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
763-4630.
Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High School
building. The.meeting is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For
information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice, of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
this location.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This
year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nurs-
ery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult
class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-
4021.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament
will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will-be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees,
prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will -help
defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to
enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is Sat-
urday, June 10.



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Guest Commentary


Current border situation is our fault


By Roger Cain
Our current immigration law
has failed because local authorities
are not empowered to enforce it.
Any new immigration law Con-
gress enacts, however skillfully
crafted and compassionate, will
fail for the same reason.
Whatever amnesty-by-any-
other-name adopted by this year's
lawmakers will fare no better than
the Reagan's amnesty program. It
established the principle that
America's immigration laws can
be flouted with impunity. An explo-
sion of illegal immigration resulted.
The Border Patrol arrests 3,000
illegal border crossers every day
and stops 6,000 pounds of illegal
drugs. By the government's own
estimate, they stop only one-out-
of-four illegal crossings.
If drugs from the Mexican bor-
der find their way into junior high
washrooms in towns all across the
nation, a terrorist device can too.


Reagan's program included
$10,000 fines for employers that
were never collected, because only
federal officers could levy the fines.
For very good reasons, local law
enforcement in America is not con-
ducted by federal authorities.
We don't want feds on every
street corner. That is why federal
law preventing locals from enforc-
ing immigration law guarantees
failure. We now have violations of
immigration law on every street
corner.
In 2003, the number of criminal
aliens arrested in a half-year period
increased from 2,600 to 30,000.
Catching only one-out-of-four
means 180,000 .more criminals
within our borders every year.
Believe it or not, the Senate bill
now under consideration does not
exclude them from the "pathway
to citizenship."
Local police and sheriff's
departments should be empow-


Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
Itwill be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at the
Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8,a.m., weather
permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any questions
contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Sunday
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum.
It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For
information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(AA.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the'
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
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 Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at.the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be closed discussion.

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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.


ered to confiscate the business
property of employers who pay
illegal aliens for work. This would
give an incentive to cash-strapped
local law that puts federal bureau-
cratic business-as-usual to shame.
Set a deadline. Pass compas-
sionate law and watch this law be
obeyed with a vengeance, not
ignored with impunity like before.
Watching the border for terrorists
will be a much easier job when our
Border Patrol has to stand out of
the way to keep from getting run
over by the crowd rushing back
south across the border when ille-
gal jobs are taken away.
The present situation is our
fault, really. We the People. We've
tried to make the terrorist threat
from illegal immigration another
SEP somebody else's problem.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force
has stopped Border Patrol public
reports on the number of non-Mex-
ican illegal crossers. If they think


that number is of military signifi-
cance, shouldn't we think so too?
Three million unseen illegal border
crossers a year make a heck of a
crowd for one terrorist with a
nuclear bomb to get lost in.
Passivity is the sin of Adam. He
just stood there at Eve's elbow and
waited to see how things would
turn out. The heroes of flight 93 on
9/11 turned their back on passivity,
found their battle to fight, and
saved many.
So must we.
Don't let your elected represen-
tative pass another immigration
law however skillfully crafted
and compassionate that will
simply be ignored like the last one.
Editor's Note: Roger Cain is the
author of "Worth Killing," which
deals with the immigration issue
and the security concerns it raises.
He may be reached at
rcain@hiwaay.net


Community Events

U.S.C.G. Auxiliary plans open house
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will host an open house at the
Okee-Tantie Coast Guard Auxiliary Base Station, Saturday, May 20, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. in honor of safe boating week.
Elks plan barbecue dinner.
Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will host its S.E. District barbecue chick-
en dinner Saturday, May 20, at 11 am. for a $10 donation. All past, present
and future Elks are welcomed. Games and music will be provided. For
information, call (863) 801-1212.
Church plans dedication ceremony
First Missionary Baptist Church, 811 N.W. Ninth St.; will host a march-
ing, dedication ribbon ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. The
church will host its first Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with morning wor-
ship beginning at 11:30 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-0716; or,
Shirley Johnson at (863) 697-9827.
Church of God hosting revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace, will
hold a revival with Evangelist Ann Rogers on Saturday, May 20, and Sun-
day, May 21. Saturday services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be
at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344.
IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to participate in
the 15th annual Treasure Coast Children's Conference on Saturday, May
20, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Indian River Community College, 3209
Virginia Avenue, in Fort Pierce. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Clarrisa
Willis. The topic of her speech is: Hidden Treasures What you do
makes a difference. To register, contact Linda Provencher at (772) 595-
6424.
Church plans golf scramble
Oakview Baptist Church will host its 11th annual golf tournament Sat-
urday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st
Lane. The format will be a four-man team scramble. The cost is $40 per
person. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Hole-in-one prizes include Ben Hogan Irons, a Dell Computer, a Bose
Wave Radio and a 2006 Dodge Charger. A meal will follow the tourna-
ment. For information, visit their website atwww.oakviewbaptist.org; or,
call (863) 763-1699.
Jimmie Scott Osceola Day slated
Okeechobee City Hall Park will host a celebration honoring Jimmie
Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m. There will be Indi-
an crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertainment.
Hurricane preparation talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, May 20,
starting at 7:30 am. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7
FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Don Daniels, emergency manage-
ment coordinator for the St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety,
Division of Emergency Management.
The topic will be preparing for hurricane season. For information,
contact the St. Lucie County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at
(772) 461-5201, orcall the local OEM.
Jail & Bail helps K-9 unit
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, S.R. 78 W, will host a Jail and Bail
on Sunday, May 21, at I p.m. This fundraiser will benefit the Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. There will be food, fun, entertainment and a
photographer to take pictures of your pets. The K-9 unit will serve and
protect Buckhead Ridge and all of Glades County. Send your friends to jail
-warrants will be available.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 W N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call 763-4320.
Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding interviews for an
executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the One Stop
Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St. North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will meet Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in the
boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board, 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 public is invited. For information, contact Sharon
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the School Board
Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 am. For informa-
tion or to provide input, please plan on attending the meeting or call
Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext 255, for grant contacts.
Okeechobee Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will meet Wednesday, May 24, at noon for a
general membership luncheon at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E.'
Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition will
meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St.,
North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition of
Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the One
Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.







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Refelctions from the Pulpit


By Rev. Sam Vuleta
elder/pastor, More-2-Life
Ministries
"Don't do as I do, do as I say".
"Your actions speaks louder the
your words". "Your life may be the
only book/bible someone will
read". In this day and age the song
penned by the Christian musical
group DC Talk rings loud and clear,
"the number one cause of atheism
in America is people proclaiming to
be Christians, but living a hypocriti-
cal life. That's what the folks out-
side the church see. It disgusts
them and God". We must at all cost


"Practice what we Preach". The
war is ragging and casualties are
high on both sides. Nobody wins
this war; it is too costly. Hypocrisy is
the leading cause of death of the
church and Christianity. Any given
Sunday you can find them wearing
their T-Shirts, carrying their bibles,
bumper stickers on the mini-van
and empty driveways back home.
Everyone is headed out to Sunday
church. And that's a good thing
except our neighbors, friends and
family know us best. Do we really
practice what we preach? Or do we
use our Christianity and our limited


"OKeechobee News/Pele Gawda
Prayer time
The Okeechobee Church of Christ reminds you that you
can steady yourself by praying.


bible knowledge to prove our point
at a time when it's convenient for
conversation? We love to wear the
colors and carry the banner but we
don't like to pay the price. The
biggest opposition isn't the lost
folks on the outside the church or
even Satan himself; the biggest
opposition is fellow believers. Con-
fronting our fellow believers on
questionable living, improper atti-
tudes, and a joyless life is harder
than standing against governmen-
tal restrictions of the Ten Com-
mandments, or the Right to Life
issues. It's time for Christians to
grow up. Judgment and purging
starts at the house of God first. The
cross hairs of God's scope are
aimed at the leadership of the


church first. We can't expect our
congregations, the people God
entrusted us with, to grow and
minister to others unless we our-
selves are willing to practice what
we preach. The last prayer uttered
from our Savior's lips for his disci-
ples, (which we are), is found in,
John 17:6. Please note that He did-
n't pray for their success, riches,
protection, or a long happy life. He
didn't even prayer for the unsaved
world. Jesus prayed for His disci-
ples that they would have a unity of
faith and love for one another that
the world has never seen. Love for
one anther kills the demon of
hypocrisy, restores health to the
church body and impacts a dying
world.


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Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser will take


place Saturday, May 20, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m. at the
tennis courts. The event will start at
9a.m.


The deadline for registration is
Thursday, May 18. The cost of sin-
gles competition is $10 per play
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Checks should


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Undefeated season
The TuckerGroup T-Ball team, sponsored by Bobby Tucker,'had an undefeated season
(13-0) in the O.C.R.A. T-Ball League for 4-6 year olds. Team members are: (in no particu-
lar order) Jarrett Faulkner, Shaun Hood, Karson Reno, Parker Choate, Jordan Hickman,
Kalyn Hickman, Cayetano Vaughn, Koby Chapman, Ethan Durfee, Jacob Aleman, Haley
Bryner, Garrett Causey and Colby Shockley. Not pictured is Chance Hickman. Their
coaches are Marty Faulkner, Tony Chapman, Joey Chapman and Kyle Reno.


be made payable to Okeechobee
High School.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-
9316.
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on May 20, June 10, June 24, July 1
.and July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
cate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576.
Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
ented projects.
The registration fee is $120 per
boat (teams of two). There will be
over $3,000 in cash and prizes paid


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be a big fish award.
For information contact John at
(863) 634-7446, or Lisa at (863)
697-6541.
Men's softball
tournament planned
A men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sunday,
June 4, at the Okeechobee softball
complex across from Yearling Mid-
dle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third place
will pay $200. There will be a home
run derby, and giveaways through-
out the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.

O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is scheduled
for June 12-16, from 9 a.m. until
noon at Osceola Middle School.
The cost is $50 per player and
includes a T-shirt and water bottle
with early registration. You may
pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. main office or call Coach,
May at(863) 634-5836.
(863) 532-9316.
Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will not
be holding their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
June, July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.
Summer play camp
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation


Department's 2006 summer play
camps are under way at the depart-
ment's new office at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex,
640 N.W. 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees for
field trips and special activities. Spe-
cial rates have been set at $25 per
week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2005-06 schoolyear.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-
ify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and an
afternoon snack for each camper.
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an addi-
tional fee of $ 10 per week, per stu-
dent.
Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified ten-
nis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is offering five weeks
of recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Monday,
June 5, and ending on Friday, July
7. Each student will have three les-
sons a week for five weeks. Classes
are determined by the grade you
will be in this fall.
Private lessons are also available
during the summer.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-
9316.


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ON RIM CANAL
5003-MNI: Don I overlook this Ig. DWIMH w/additions.
This home is permanent, on concrete blocks. Sits on .441
of an acie on the Rim Canal. Home is open concept
spht beduorrn plan, fireplace. Also a nice bieaktast
nook, porch, carport, pump house. There is also a fish
house, has elec. & water, fish cleaning station, dock,
fenced. Easy commute for east coast commuters. Need
some TLC. So come look today! (#91303)

UNIQUE
... BEYOND
DESCRIPTION
1008-H: Nice & clean luxury
3/2 home with concrete cir-
cular driveway, covered
patio, oak cabinets,. garage,


appliances,


landscaped,


sprinkler system runs on
well, city water. & dewer.
Classic home built 2002.
(#91432)


THIS HOME HAS IT ALL
5004-H: Close to town in Sunset Strip
air park. 3Bd / 2Ba CBS home, split
floor plan, family rm. fireplace, heated
swimming pool, detached 32x30
garage in addition to a attached 2 car
garage, new roof, appliances, water
system, A/C, alarm system, oak trees,
pond, plus much more. (#91255)


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RITVER ACRES
5005-M: River Acres airstrip hanger.
Enclosed property appraisers say
dwelling is converted 3Bd/2Ba mobile
home. (#90824)


LARGE HOME, EXTRA LOT SUNSET EVENINGS
3BD/2BA home located in Conners Remolded 3Bd/2Ba home on the
Gable. Large two story home. Owner is water. New Hardwood floors & car-
selling lot next door, already included pet, New master bath. Large living
in the price, great value. Home in great room with fire place. Enjoy evenings
location with new Development going on the screened in back porch. Must
in. Asking: $239,000; See! Asking $204,900.
S, TOWN HOUSES
3Bd,'Ba Tlnhouu e Ti ,.. Bedro,,om= c r ..J
One Bath Liptar Open Floor Phr. E.-.. r.
Stairs. Comiunun r, hlub H3u;s .and r....1
ft".. -Two Toi' n House For Sf ,!'E 1 5`- Eh
LOTS FOR SLE
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NEW HOME nommunir, hor1Ei hunnrng club houze
New, New, Everything New. Don't : ar..
Miss this one. 2006 Home 3Bd, 2Ba. i, Acre in L, :e'.En n'?k
Granite countertops, new appli- raim \illag Lot 21:k
ances. Feel secure in .this block Pinner E.tat Lo. ,r c
.Viking lot: Best offer over 20K
home. Call us to. take a look at this Fort Drum ( 1i .-;rc r,1 lot on Cul-de-sac,
great,value. Asking: $217 500. u-gh, d dr, *?:OlK


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SPECTACULAR PROPERTY
5007-H: 3Bd/2Ba CBS home sits on
38.5+/- acres with pole barn, work-
shop, fenced and x-fenced. Zoned Ag.
Road right of way. You'll fall in love
with this one! This one has it all. Call to
see! (#91158)


* PRICE REDUCED! 20+/- acres, Okeechobee County line. $240K. (#90886)
* (2) 13+/- acres parcels. New development in Okeechobee. Estates at
Okeechobee Pines. Vacant land located on the cul-de-sac3This lot has a pond
already on them. Close to Okeechobee cityk but don't forget to bring your ani-
mals along. (#89961) -: '


OVERLOOKS RIAI CANAL
5015-H: This DWMH is in great condition.
Overlooks the Rim Canal. Family room has fire-
place, separate living room & dining room. Island
kitchen, split bedroom plan. Property also
includes a frame home which is now rented.
3Bd/1.5Ba, will need some TLC. Both have sepa-
rate electric, water & septic systems. Will be glad
to present any and all offers. $220,000. (#91074)


* 5.32+/- acres, Country Hills Ranch (#9102)
* 15+/- acres, Dark Hammock.
10+/- acres, very nice building lot. Gated, road will be completed soon.
* OWNER FINANCE: 7+/- acre tract for $220,000. Owner Financing w/25%
down, 9% interest, 3 year balloon.


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WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
". : '' r *' says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
:three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
S': * factors:






Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
SHymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITi." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PI/Tt
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
0 Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
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MLst desirable strip of Okeechobee here the majont) .)t -hopping .anJd iarang ur
takes place. High volume north/south traffic through the city provides an avenue for addi-
tional customers along with regular and seasonal clientele. Check out the amenities: all fur-
niture & equipment included; approx. seating for 144+/-; 4000+/- SF under roof 3496+/-
under heat/air; city water & sewer; Ig. kitchen area; service area; salad bar; 2 restrooms;
office space; storage space; off road, paved parking with room for expansion. All showings
shall be by appointment only and MUST be accompanied by a representing realtor.
POTENTIAL BUYERS MUST HAVE PROOF OF ABILITY TO PURCHASE. (#90659)
REDUCED! REDUCED! REDUCED!
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3/2 DWMH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek s1le MaNl.tcer
bath has wharlpool garden rub and separate shower. large connertEd back
porch Furnishings are less than 2 vrs. old. tull list is on tie il t901' l


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Over 180 Floor Plans To Choose From!
Many Financing Options Available

3 Homes Available For Immediate Occupancy
Located on Captive Lake
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863-655-2122


ABrker-Afarnapir Stdphenie Rowlem
FIT Aswar.aet. Dale AnsnVaiwnd 634-7-3171 arb~ata Uh 634-.3652 Barbara 5McCl~delan 34-,7.W7 -Chark OGtlesp 697-1 45Z1-Billy Hill fr. 634-0516
Barbara Colemian494-0148 Pam ,%Iobie, 40-~5~769 -tErn i Hill 6.34-0796 Iiiitar Mackin 634-97.93 Karen AMcLeaa 04-6-049
Rober't fBrakke 46l7-52334- Shery~l Byrd 634-3571 1 TlisAa trer 61(-4434 I John Godwin 61M1.852 Ketlln Foster 6.4-3303
Sandra WhIso~n 4.R4-0229 Marcia BarbEr 634 -U-79 Amy ODnvrF tLW34-56 Ar~mHanHrcock 447-2254


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Luxurious Taylor Creek waterfront executive home with boat ramp leading to Lake 0. transf. warr. 75x100 lot w/chain link fence. 8x8 age shed & 5550 WATT generator wired to panel.
52x20 A/C Fla. room overlooking Taylor Creek. Includes 2 buildable lots: 1 on Taylor shed, 22x18 carport, materials fog screen room. Lots 128,000 grain water softener, blinds in all windows &
Creek. Call Listing office for detailed list of amenities. $1,300,000. (#91353) of amenities. Call Billy 634-0516. 8x12 storage building. $189,900. (#91341)




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DWMH includes: chain link back yard, ing, central A/C and appliances. New cabi- large kitchen. Front and back porch. Carpet Huge detached carport, security system,
attached carport, storm awnings, family nets. House has been completely rennovat- and tile flooring. Storage barn with 3 concrete hurricane awnings, appliances stay, too
room, eat in bar. Must see to appreciate. ed inside & out! Must see this one. Lock box parking bays. Country living but close to much to list! A must see! Asking $225,000.
$99,000. (#91355) on property, call first. $147,900. (#91302) shopping and school. $300,000. (#91150) (#90867)


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 20, 2006


Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cel
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634.
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FULL SERVICE REALTOR Request....Don Renfranz
4251 Hwy. 441 S. taylorre@strato.net
C REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
863-634-5588 Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930'
Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588 -

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TREASURE ISLAND $185,000 MARTIN COUNTY 5210,000 FORT DRUM $330,000
Lake acce., waterfront DWNI\H 3Bd. 2Ba family ATT Fi-hermen -. waterfront Lake Okeechobee Motivate; seller'! He t-ay bring offers! Ready to
room screened porch Sep. dirung room -.p. In. irg acces 2 acre- Read\ to build ,our dream home? sell! 11:1 acres. 2 parcel. Property verv private.
room carport 2 cari 2 shed- seawall back chain Thi- i4 the place. Seller has dock permit. ot fenced, several structure- on property Great for
Link tencer Call Kath\ tor more tUo 634-867. SF\VW1 Ccrps ot Engineert Draw.ing;. transterable the horse- lover Minute-s from \eehawv
IRS9225I until 2011 Call kath-i tor more ,3-634---6 lJunction Rt. .0 & Fl turnpike. 19902191
.... :-.1* RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare airstrip
S, ~ ~ 'v"'acant lot in upscale neighborhood.



TALOR CREEK ISLES $265,000 Osceola County. Suitable for home or MH.
REDUCED" Loanton locaaon" Lake access- Call Pat 863-634-5588. (#89432)
waterfront concrete Madray home in Taylor TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 20 +/- less road right of way, feared
Creek Isles. Corner lot, 3Bd/2Ba, w/Fla. room, 12 room executive home on beautiful Taylor hih & dry acres on Hwy 700A. Beautiful
ex-large utility room. Fishermen take notice!! Creek. Call Pat at 634-5588 for appointment. g & dry acres on Hwy. 700ABeautful
Just 5 minutes to Taylor Creek Locks. (#90748) (#90568) home site. Can be divided. Call Pat at 864-
634-5588.
10 acres less road right of way near town.
dyCall Pat 863-634-5588.
%...*._ Large lot in city, zoned multi-family/res-
idential. Great location. Call Pat 863-634-

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES $189,000 BLUE HERON $425,000 24+/-acres with large modem CBS
2001 DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, carport, Fl.rm, breakfast Pool Home 4/2/2 -Located in Premier home & new DWMH plus various out-
room, furnished storagee area. prinkier -\ ,ten Community. Home has all the features you buildings. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
RV hook up. on property) prinkleri- -y-ten expect. Refreshing tile foyer, carpet bedrooms, 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588,
w/pump from lake. Homite like new. Easy to light interior/high ceilings. Master Suite wiluxu- 1.25 acres in Viking. Asking $35,900. Call
show. Call Kathy 634-8676. (#90320) rious BA, French doors to lg FL rm. (#90989) Pat 634-5588.


NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"

104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010,
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
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J. Nathan PippinLic. Real Estate Broker
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PIPPIN PROPERTIES
www.pippinproperties.net
210 NW Park St., Ste. 202,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Office 863-763-3566
Craig Eaton Cell 863-697-0964
Jim Pippin, Cell 863-634-6134-
Ruthi Pippin. Cell 863-634-1503
Linda Thornton Cell 561-252-8383
Julie Turner Cell 863-697-1649
No. O,.e Kr*.: ; Thl. Coeiatru Eike We Do'


BIG CORNER LOT
WITH BEAUTIFUL LARGE OAK TREES


T" 3?/ 2 home ha. marn, extra teaure.i -
to otter. The large famdv!, rourm Ia- a
built in BBQ pit. A 14 N24 rnground
pool w'ith a 33'\46 pool area end,:eid .'
with a o privacy ,ence OLiA -eer .
a;e-.--ment to be paid b\ -_eUer. Ne : .
root 2001'I re,.er-e c.mioss drnninki
waier .s-teni...- paddle tans Great
locationtopo-to ithce tTo.n hopntal &
schools. Call Jim.
PRICE REDUCED!! SELLER MOTIVATED!
NOW $229,000


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate

Ocin RfrsrzM,-4.:^ 1r 1881 U.S Highwa' 441 S.E Okeechobee. FL 34974
Phone: 1.63l763-7312 Fa\. (8631"63-7317


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#91379 LIVE THE LIFE OF A KING IN v89790 2 TRAILERS ON ONE BUCK-
KING'S BAYI Artacr. e 2 bedroom .'ith HEAD IVATERFRONT LOT! V'er inter-
attached garage shows obvious owner esting... and.rare... find! Trailer #1 has 2
care over the years! Community pool, bdrms/1 bath; #2 has 2 bdrms/1.5 baths!
small. Association fees, double-width Not currently rented, but subject. to
driveway, sewer & water lines! ALL change with such high demand! Located
JUST 10 MINUTES FROM TOWN ON #5 Lissie Ln. Call Jerry for appt! ASKING
SOUTHEAST SIDE! $150,000 I $115,000!
#92197 Waterfront Lake-
accessible vacant lot for RV!
$50,000!
# 90229 Buckhead Waterfront
Lot! Includes improvements!
P. $120,000.
#91124 YOU CAN PAY MORE FORIse Waterfront Lots Priced
JUST A PLAIN 'OLE VACANT LOT! Isles Waterfront Lots! Priced
WHY NOT LIVE IN A RESORT FOR from $150,000 to $162,500 !
THE SAME MONEY? Very neat older
Park model in fabulous Ancient Oaks! Good 1.25 Acre Lots in the
Easy walk to pool, clubhouse, hottub! Country! Priced from $34,900
Hour drive from West Palm! SURE-
SELLER AT $59,5001 to $40,000 !







SOLD OVER $5 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE THROUGH JUNE! NEED YOUR LISTINGS


Enclave of 12 townhouses
in gated community.



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3/2 on beautiful lake, 2+ golf cart garage, screened porch.
Many extras! Open floor plan. 1952 sq. ft. under air, 3012
total sq. ft. total. Custom built 1995. Shows new. Apt. thru
Liz.
Asking $330,000
BERGER REAL ESTATE 800 SOUTH PARROTT AVENUE -~ Philip Y. Berger Licensed Real Estate Broker


,791422 CONTEMPORARY 3/2 SEA- )90968 LIKE-NEWV 20L0 HOUSE ON
WALLED WATERFRONT DOU- PEACEFUL POND SETTING! Full 3/2
BLEWIDE! This 1996 Jacobsen should be block construction with 2 screened patios
easier to finance than older trailers! Very and a Florida Room overlooking the
good Treasure Island location .on west water! Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car
dead-end portion of SE 26th Street! Major garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated win-
apps. and some furniture stay! SHOWS dows, sec- urity system, Isles neighbor-
GREAT AT $179,000 hood! $279,0001
OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS!
"Best prices around on hllm quality acreage"
Let #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $253,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #17 $253,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Financedll
#892014+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE! Zoned AC,
mostly cleared! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
#90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! Fully
cleared-off! Brand new seawall at 2401 SE 33rd Street! $162,500.
#91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETI-
TIONI Why pay $40,000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line!
We have map and directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street!
$JUST $34,9001 /
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Crist launches probe into phony phone charges


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist has
announced that his office has
launched an investigation into
five telephone companies for
placing unauthorized charges on
consumers' bills.
Charges for an internet shop-
ping service have appeared on
phone bills sent to BellSouth,
Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and SBC
Communications customers,
triggering the investigation into
what might be a case of "cram-
ming."
Cramming is a practice that

Florida Ag
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has announced that inspec-
tors from his department have
intercepted nearly 8,000 pounds
of farm-raised Vietnamese broad-
head filets that were packaged
and labeled as grouper.
The discovery was made last
week at Shifco Inc., a food pro-
cessing plant in Hialeah, during
the course of a routine inspection


bills for extra services without
the customer's knowledge.
Crist's, Economic Crimes Divi-
sion began the investigation last
week after the "Tallahassee
Democrat" detailed the charges
that several Sprint, customers
found on their bills.
The $12.95 charges are for a,
service called E-mail Discount
Network, which supposedly
offers members a discount for
internet shopping done through
the company's website. Further
investigation revealed that Bell-
South, AT&T, SBC Communica-


tions and Verizon customers also
found the unauthorized charges
on their bills.
According to Florida Statutes
Ch. 364.604, phone companies
are responsible for third-party
billers who place charges on the
phone bills.
"These secret charges were
placed on bills in hopes that no
one would notice," said Crist. "In
this case, someone did notice
and we will investigate fully to
make sure Florida customers are
not forced to pay for services
they did not order and do not


want."
According to the Southeast
Florida Better Business Bureau, a
number of complaints have been
filed against the Plantation-based
E-mail Discount Network as well
as VoiceMail, a company that
shares E-mail Discount's mailing
address and employs similar
billing practices.
Crist encouraged any con-
sumers who believe they have
similarly inaccurate charges on
their phone bills to call his Fraud
Hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-
866-966-7226).


Department locates bogus grouper

of the facility. Inspectors immedi- entitled to receive it," Bronson that the substitution detected dur-
ately issued a "stop sale" order, said. "Any individual or company ing last Wednesday's inspection
prohibiting the.;,cpmpany from that substitutes a cheaper fish is could have netted the company
sellitng'ny. of the'product and defrauding consumers." an additional $15,000 to $28,00p.
have asked the company for its Bronson said that the investi- Under Florida law, it is illegal to
disffib-utin list so tMeycanton- gation is continuing to determine mislabel a food product. Fines of
tact customers to determine what sanctions to take in the case. up to $5,000 can be imposed for
whether any of the bogus grouper Farm-raised broadhead filets repeat offenders
already had been sent out. are in the catfish family and gen- repe rs.
"When residents of and visi- erally are sold to distributors for According to Bronson's.Food
tors to this state pay a premium $2.50 to $3 a pound. Wild-caught Safety Division, Shifco Inc. does
price to purchase a highly desir- grouper goes at wholesale for not have any previous record for
able fish such as grouper, they are about $5 to $6 a pound, meaning mislabeling food products.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 19,
through Thursday, May 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Over The Hedge"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m. ,-


Theatre II "RV" (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
at2,4:15, 7and9p.m.
Theatre III "The Da Vinci
Code"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30,7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are. $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
800-556-8885.

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
needs volunteers
Eckerd- Intensive Halfay.
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 Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and pub-
lic libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
day from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.,. and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.

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., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,.
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 .S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until
8p.m.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-


guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.


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wnte & orange/.Free to Gocd
Home. (863)763-5182
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico.
Avail. 05/26/06. Not goca
for small chlldrer.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males,. About 8 or
9 weeks old, (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4,ver cute, to good
homes only (863)763- 893,
ask for Bob
KITTENS: Free to good home.,
Call (863)697-3280 for more
Information,
KITTENS, To good home. (4)
Tabby and calico.
(863)946-9133
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A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
vlduosurfinthenet.net
DO NOT CALL AFTER 3:30pm
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHAs & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
,and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037
Got a quick response to
any Item you may be soil-
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iransponation and background
a must 18631697-8299
HOME DAY CARE- nas open-
ings Cal 1 863)467-7295
Reg# Rl51K0003

BLACK LAB- found on NW
50th Dr. red collar & choke
collar, (863)467-5726
CAT. Calico: Long Haired.
Golden Eyed Found in v( Oi
Center St. off of 710
t863)357-3225
DACHSHUND, small brown
Tale, er .s 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th. Call to
identify. (863)467-2600.
DOG, "Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID.
(863)357-3225

DOG, Min. S'nnau:er. light
iary temaile, "Abby'. was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & while, 3 1/2 yrs.
Pnilips Rd oH of R[ 80 since
5/13/06 (863)673-0346
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARDI
Please call (863)763-4702

BLACK LAB. Male, approx
6yrs, Very friendly Free to
Good Home Onlyl I Needs
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NEEDED
Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking to hire a
Fixed Asset and Bookkeeping Clerk to process fi-
nancial Iransactions, assist with recordkeeping
and maintain fixed asset records. Job respon-
sibilities will include helping keep general ledger
detail, recording transactions, posting debits and
credits, helping prepare financial statements, and
balancing various bank accounts. The respon-
sibility of maintaining fixed assets records will in-
clude tracking all capital purchases and disposals,
maintaining a depreciation schedule and keeping
the computerized files of fixed assets up to date.
Applicant must have a high school diploma or
equivalent, have at least one year's experience In a
related Job preferably In the bookkeeping field and
a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifi-
cally Word and Excel), Applicant should be detail
oriented and.possess a strong aptitude for num-
bers, An Equal Opportunity Employer A Drug-
Free Workplace. Applications available at 100
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL Applications
accepted until positions) filled.



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


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circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


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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Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking to hire a
Customer Service Clerk I. Job responsibilities
will include cashier duties (i.e. receipting pay-
ments), working with customers, assisting ac-
counts payable clerk and performing
miscellaneous office duties (i.e. filing). Applicant
must have a high school diploma or equivalent
and preferably at least one years experience In a
related Job In an office environment, it Is advanta-
geous if the applicant has experience with Micro-
soft Office (specifically Excel). Applicant should
be detail oriented and possess good communica-
tion skills to help provide Information on proce-
dures or policies, An Equal Opportunity Employer -
A Drug-Free Workplace. Applications available
at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL Appli-
cations accepted until positions) filled.


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


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Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
9 Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
9 Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience witlh a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours


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The Okeechobee News offers:
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MANAGEMENT

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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NEED A GOOD JOB?
Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.


Dredging Company seeking
Low Boy driver, Class A
required. Also, Dredge and
Equipment Operators. Call
(772)581-4545

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classifeds.


Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the nlaranlinRds.


FOREMEN & LABOR
Needed to complete all phases
of water treatment plant con-
struction in the Okeechobee
area. Underground and
flanged above ground piping,
generator sets, chemical and
process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at job
site.
Your next Job could be In
today's classifieds. Did
you look for It?
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for It?


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


EXP. GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay Benefits Pkg.
Vacation Local Work
Call between 9:00am 5 00pm
(863)528-1015

Buying a car? Look In the
classifeds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fieds.


Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP
When doing those chores
is doing you In, It's thne
to look for a helper In
the clasfsmeds.


FORM CARPENTERS &
LABOR
Needed for construction
projects in the Okeechobee
area. Immediate openings.
Need transportation and tools.
Benefits include Health
Insurance, 401k & vacations.
Salary range $14 to $17/hour
for qualified people. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at
job site.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


WANTED:
Complete Underground
Utility Pipe Crews.
Top pay.
Se necesitan
trabajadores para tuberia.
Buen salario.
863-634-7070

WELDER-FABRICATOR
MIG, TIG & STICK
JOB SHOP
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools
Full time Benefits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce

WELDER-HeavyEquipment
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools.
Full time Benefits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce


DRIVERS
On- Site CDL Training
$38K/yr to start w/
$42kfirstyr potential
Come join our team in Okee-
chobee as a Residential
Driver for the nation's lead-
er of comprehensive
Waste Management ser-
vices. This is not a drive
only position. Manual labor
is required.
Class B permit required
Excellent benefits
package
Full-timeposition
For an immediate, local
interview come in.
or call or click!
10800 NE 128th Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
1-877-220-JOBS
wwwwmcareers.com
WASTE MANAGEMENT
EOE/M/F/DN
GOOD PAY
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Home Health Aides &
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
#NR30211249
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tps


W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions.
*YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, forklift experience
needed, putting up stock.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Call Jon at 863-763-3173. -
Drug Free Workplace.

PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat& Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

HELP WANTED
Local cleaning
company seeking
employees GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
I Fri., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0902

Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St
SUPERVISORS/
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $7.75
772-429-1454
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at MJ
Tiwing: 419SW 2nd Ave.

suminuARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North


NOTICE
Independent Newpapoers w
never accept any adverise-
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 H
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.


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ALUMINUM DMSION OF
O'Connell Construction
License #CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing
Minor rpairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lie. # 2349 &# 5698

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HOSPICE
RESIDENCE
OPENING SOONI
We have Immediate
openings for LPN's on
our home care team and
in the Hamrick Home.
FT, PT and Per Diem.
Come in to
Hospice of Okeechobee,
411 SE 4th Street,
or call 467-2321,
and ask for Brenda.
LPNs, CNA's, & HHA's
needed with clean background
screen. License # 30211229.
Call (863)675-1231between
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 41/2 yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
Pleasure rider for exercising
rses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
OFFICE CLEANING, Part Time
Monday-Friday evenings.
In Clewiston. Good pay.
START TODAY! 800-922-1433




keeping. Low rates & exc. refs.
Call Karen (863)763-2990 .

Financial









Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 20, 2006


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equlpment 545
CarpesRugs 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, Lhin & Fabris 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Flrewold 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
.Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
,Pools & Supplies 685
-Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package 'unit w/ heat,
new in bo\
$1250 (954)309-8659


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for- $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
DISH WASHER- E;il1e, Good
conrdiiur Tp T ask:el neei
(uo be replacr, $40
(863)599 0199
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great: $125 (239)690-2055
PORTABLE A/C UNITS- 2;
Good condition. 1-3/4 hp h&
1-1hp. $195
(863)697-0217 -
REFRIGERATOR- White; Ken-
more 22 (u f1. Bottom free:--
er w in ice rrniker E,,- c:orn,
150 ,.:an 86335'7-3026
SM REFRIGERATOR- ali sice
9 :u l GE, runs good, $35
(863)467-7838
STOVE- Modern Wniripool
s tll cleaning oven, Good
condition. $80
(863)599-0199
WASHER & DRYER, AimTna
washer & Kriienorec Dryer
$100 r iriln (863)35,-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Kenrnore,.
white, great shape, $125
(863)467-5756
WASHER- needs belt $50
,(239)292-7509


WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
863)634-7109 ask for
hannon.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool wnite 2 yrs old good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358
WASHER, DRYER & STOVE
All trom Whirlpool. $100
Will separate
(863)467-5072
WASHER/DRYER-Kenmore
Slacked, Laige cap Like
new. Moving. Paid $1000.
Asking $400. Okee
863-634-9620



METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets $10 Some Free Scrap
Metal Also Avail
(863)467-1782



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11
Various siZes 12' Io 4'. Ask-
ing $500 lor all
863-634-8608
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(101 2': in Diameicr t 3 6'
Long 1863)763-887.
CHAIN LINK GATE. 15f ti rlh
posi & hanagngg hiadware.
$100 (2391810-2821
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6.
5 @ 10<4-l', 1 @ 10'X18'.
$600 Call 863-634-8608
SHINGLES, (10) Dundles 3-
tab $75 (863)805-0272
Clewsiton
WINDOW SILLS- 13 pc)llal-
ian iTimarble. 3/4" '. 5' P. 36",
wrlte; $4.0 lor all
(|'721971-94174



COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC
SIGNS: 1ll 4'xlO' &
(1) 20"x8'. $400 fbr both,will
sep. (863)763-8872


BABY BLANKETS, -$50 for all
or will separate.
(863)467-8723 -.
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
separately. (863)467-8723
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rifice $175. (863)763-3451
WEDDING GOWN, new, sz. 4,
corset bodice, cathedral
train, halter neck, Dulciana
silk, $500. (863)634-2957


STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
nest odrier (863)467-6943


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
8631763-8943
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
(863)635-0474
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card. Sand & Plaque
$28 will sep (8631467-1484


COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse, burn-
er, spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylie@yahoo.com
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
(863)697-0217
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
(863)675-7306
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
(863)763-8943
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
(863)357-0125
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100.
(863)763-8028
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
(863)983-3867
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.
(863)763-8548
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood In color.
$15 (863)467-8723
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
(863)357-0125
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair. Hunter green and
burgandy striped. $250
(863)983-5515
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032


OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
863-228-4086
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
elle area
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.
(863)983-7510


AUTOMATIC Blue Belguim
Browning Baby. Stopped mak-
ing in 1968. Asking $400. Firm
(863)357-2233 Okeechobee
REMINGTON SHOTGUN-
12ga, like new, $400
(863)697-8785



GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 workout CD's $150
(863)228-7204
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wei-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle



HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE,
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN-
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489



SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
S(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
. TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$34.99 (863)467-1120
ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
(863)447-2130
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new batt., Bruno Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
will sep (856)451-3331
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle .


55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
(863)763-5062
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts; (863)983-9908

PEANUT WAGON Small,
stainless s.eel, runs on LP
gas, real money maer,
2500/-ieg. 863-634-5820.
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bonie nolders $100.
(863)163-8548



SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 2
male, 2 female, 8 wks. old,
$375. (863)467-1000.
afbartle@yahoo.com
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or wil separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
863-467-7049
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
RED NOSED PIT .BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849


Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$45. neg. (863)763-6216
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821



ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
(772)778-6849



SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509


STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300
(863)357-6315


TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
(863)675-3032
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
mand, 19", needs remote,
$25. (863)763-3302


8-15tt LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 .or best offer
(863)697-2525
CHAINSAWS (2) & STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.
(863)763-6629
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225
(863)763-7584
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
(863)697-8785
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
(863)763-7989
SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500.863-447-5649/
772-713-6822
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades.-$199 for both.
(863)768:6629


NASCAR RACING WHEEL &.
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
(239)657-4348


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: Small/Older
Model, Diesel Tractor w/front
end loader. Needed work
okay. (863)763-2053

Agriculture

11.









Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & srdqun 85Q
Livestock 855
Poultry/Suppilee 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ORIGINAL BUSH HOG MOW-
ER, 5 Fi Cut. EAtra Heavy Du-
ty. Looks rough. Cuts good. 3.
h/up. $450 (863)763-5110


APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
(863)357-1024
BAY TB GELDING- 8yrs old,
15.2 hands, Quiet, Easy to
ride but not for beginner
$1800. (863)357-1976
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
(863)357-1976 -
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
$900/neg. 863-634-5820.
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless bajrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle



34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200 (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80


al 220 Air Compressor
525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog
Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best offer. (863)763-5137
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. $100.
(772)971-9474
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
(863)467-6696
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle


LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
(863)697-3008
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
RIDING MOWER, Yard King
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
(863)763-5062
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Biltelec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
(863)467-1973


Rentals




Business Places 910
Comnecial
Property 915
Condaos/
Townhouse Rent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 93d
Lnd- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets! Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am-3:30pm, or email -
vldpOsurfinthenet.net
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& .BR/1BA for lease, No
pets or smoking. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
sec (863)467-1005


BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, freshly painted, pets
okay, $1 250/mo.
(863)697-1465
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo. 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
HOUSE FOR RENT
3bd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
Call 863-7632262
Or
863-634-1000
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA, New Appl.
W/D No-smoke env Lawn ser-
vice. No dogs $900. mo +
1st, last &sec. 941-504-3954
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
arage, CBS home, W&D,.
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www okeeinfo.com\rental
TREASURE ISLAND RENTALS
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
on the Water. $1425 mo. +
$1925 sec. dep.
-IN THE CITY
2 BR, 1 Ba. House
$800 mo. + $1200 sec. dep.
-Please call 863-467-1788 or
863-634-9119


OKEECHOBEE, 12.25 Acres
monthly rent $100/acre. Pond,
barn. Call 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660.


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. Incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.

Real Estate


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
edanderson@edanderson.us
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
CBS, 3 BR, 1BA, Newly Re-
modeled House. Dbl. Lot.,
Owner Financing. $150K. Call
for more info. (863)467-1967


NEW 3/2/2 in. Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
home, quiet residential area,
new appliances, heat/ac, roof
& vinyl fence. Professionally
landscaped, well/irrigation
system, 2 fountains, Florida.
room, 2 sheds & carport.
$240,000 (863)532-9007
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
for the price of 1! .64 ac. Open
House Fri & Sat. $499,000
Cash 772-418-0018
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. 2002 Homes of Merit
w/lot. Carport. Nice quiet area.
$105,000.863-467-1501


EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
joseraulmarrero.com
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
(407)436-5140
Okee, 2.5 wooded acres, near
Hwy. 441 North, horses, 10
min. from Okee $110,000.
863-467-7599/772-215-7219
bsalzberg@adelphia.net
OKEE., Corner lot, 1 ac. +,
Cleared, Septic & Well.
Ready to build. $85,000.
(863)634-8396


~ BASS LOVERS -
Dbl. Lot on Kissimmee River
w/Lake Okeechobee access.
Electric, Water, Septic Tank &
Older MH on Nice Level Lot
w/Huge Live Oak Tree.
$160,000. or best offer.
Call 260-799-4254 or
260-450-1415


OKEE-.Open Sui lrim-4pm
new 3br 2ba CBS rome
W/gar. across from Lake 0.
Open plan, High ceilings,
Loads of tile, Corian & More
$209,900. 5006 SE 42nd St.
Kings Bay. (561)762-2233

Mobile Homes



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




FLEETWOOD, 14x65
No down payment.
Call 863-467-6347
LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-4061
WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee. Nice lot. Owner financing.
$179K. Cal 863-467-1967,

Recreation

V~ iT ITITI


CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
FOUR STAR CUDDY CABIN -
25ft, w/twin Yamaha salt wa-
ter fuel inj. 250 hp 0/B's,
w/float on trailer, $12,000
(863)4672267
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
(863)983-9908
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer,. 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trlr, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell!
PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24'
with metal cradle it sits on.
Need to move, it's in the way.
$500 neg. (863)612-9233
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/trlr., good
cond., $5700 or best offer.
(302)875-5511 .


DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000.
(863)634-3340


5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
(863)467-1032


SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
772)342-7304
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
(863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016


YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer & cover
$2250 (863)467-5672



AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits
round nose fiberglass hull,
(Combee, big 0, etc.), $25.
(863)467-6696
BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784


APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swaped for a 250 2'stroke,
run and drives exc. $2500
(863)612-0090
39-810-0022
BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
offer. (863)447-5193 or
763-5881
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003,
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800. Call (863)517-2077
La Belle
HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
863) 6 1 2-0090
(239)810-0022
YAMAHA TTR 125 2002,
Great shape. Well maintained.
Kick start. $1650. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7675
YAMAHA TTR 225 2004,
Looks & Runs like new.
$1995. or best. offer.
(863)634-7675 "



FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
(863)634-5176
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $1000
(863)763-3451
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
tuns -good. $1500
(863)467-9298


Automobiles



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



CHEVY MALIBU 97 Runs
good, -need, some work Ask-
ing $800 or best offer.
(863)261-1968
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be.
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
$2495 (863)763-5987
FLEETWOOD '92-2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter, brakes &
headliner. Runs, looks great.
$2400 neg. (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS '02, Green,
great condition. Manual trans-
mission,.31k. Must sell!!
$4300 (561)452-8247
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $700. (863)946-3570
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low. mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000. (863)697-2906
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
(863)467-2894


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
863-983-3867



BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good,
prev police vehicle, $3800 or
best offer (863)697-1897
(772)215-2403


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-135'0 or
(863)763-2063


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747


BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.,
new 121/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. (863)673-1501
CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS, (4)
and winston, winner gets tires
P215/60R/14, asking $150
(863)261-1968
CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with motor. Fits '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328


POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" .x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
(863)697-3865
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200,
(863)946-3570
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
$600 (772)201-5689 .
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer;
Call (863) 467-8856
UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trad*
(863)674-0375 --
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body
good, engine needs wiring;
parts only $300 firm
(863)467-8041


CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750..
(239)246-3549 '
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or
(863)697-3804
DODGE, '78 WD, runs & looks
great, air, needs minor-work,
2500/neg. 863-763-2227
or 863-634-4221.
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. GoOd
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work
truck. $1500. or best offer.
(863)357-1956
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires,
step bars, lights, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
$9500 neg. (772)409-3182,
FORD F150 XLT, '89, 2wd,
new tires, clutch, great
shape, $2500'.
(863)635-1144 8 ,
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
looks good, new tires &
brakes, AC, tool box,'long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires: $1000. or best offer
(863)634-0187
FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1400:
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee-
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5SP,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels. Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)675-1490
TOOL BOX-,diamond plate,
gtood snape, silver. $50
18631467-7295
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
(863)674-0874 :
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SRD
with air, $2500
(863)632-9166
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-4781


FORD BRONCO, '93, engine
trouble, $800 as is:
863-675-2759 or
863-599-1868
FORD BRONCO, '94, blue, exc.
cond., $3300.
863-234-3470
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spdf~
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680


ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20.
fires. $700. (863)675-1490.
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,_
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230 -
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,;
2 axles $2200 or best offer
(863)697-9704
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6"
channel, heavy tandem axle.
$950(772)342-7304 -
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,'
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
(863)675-4565
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'.
x 7' flat bed truck body on it,
hand winch, 2 5/16 bail.l
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft;
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp:
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft,
long, new tires, rims, lights .&
hitch w/hand wench. $200.
(863)635-1096
TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8;
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler-
$80 (239)357-5984 -


CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new"
tires, $790 (863)673-0782,'
or (863)674-0837
DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4'
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,.
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.,
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg. .
GMC VAN 1986, New tires,'
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)467-0171

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