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Vol. 97 No. 141


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 Camp-
ground.
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 airboatets 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 purchase
of the Okeechobee Battlefield
will be held Thursday, May 25,
at the Okeechobee 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ent a historical document that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

5 dead in
n. mine explosion
HOLMES MILL, Ky. (AP) -
An explosion in an eastern
Kentucky coal mine killed five
miners Saturday, Gov. Ernie
Fletcher said. A sixth miner was
able to walk away from the
blast and out of the mine on his
own.
The blast at the Darby Mine
No. I in Harlan County
occurred between midnight
and I a.m. EDT while a mainte-
nance shift was on duty, said
Amy Louviere, a spokes-
woman for the U.S. Mine Safety
and Health Administration. It
was the latest in a string of
mine accidents to hit U.S. coal
country this year.
"We don't know the details
of the cause," Fletcher told The
Associated Press. Page 2


Drought Index
Current: 571
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.88 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.29 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds .. . .13-15
Mini Page ......... .12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........11
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. .6
TV .............. .11
Weather ........... .2
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Mayor James Kirk (left front) visits with Seminole Indian Jimmie Scott Osceola (right
front) in a shaded open air hut constructed just for the occasion of Mr. Osceola's Day
at City Hall Park, Saturday, May 20. Andrew Bowers (left back), Brighton Council repre-
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From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
Florida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around
Lake Okeechobee and about the
lake itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, presi-
dent of the Okeechobee Historical
Society, she co-authored a book,
now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads in
Okeechobee."
The following story comes
from an interview Mrs. Valentine
conducted with Wade Walker in
1988.


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"Lakeport in 1926 was a small
community located some 11 miles
north of Moore Haven. When the
hurricane hit, the general store,
owned by J.L. Beck, with 19 peo-
ple in its loft floated a mile and a
half. When the roof collapsed,
Beck's wife, daughter, two grand-


side of Lake Okeechobee was
bounded by an endless marsh,
there was a long, narrow, sandy
and wooded ridge along the
shore, cut by the Harney Pond
Canal. This ridge -populated by
commercial fishermen, was
known as Big Bare Beach. With no
levee to build up a head of water,
and the sparse population, the loss
of life was small at Big Bare
Beach," he said.
It was in this area of the lake
where Okeechobee native Wade
Walker experienced the storm. At
the time, the fishermen had no
idea they were in the middle of a
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fishing on Lake Okeechobee was by brute strength and
endurance; sometimes more than you thought you were
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In that 1988 interview Wade,
who a resident of the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility at the time,
recalled his experiences that day of
Sept. 18, 1926.
"I was fishing over this side of
Moore Haven at what they called
Istopoga Canal then. It has another
name now, the Hamey Pond. We
were fishing out on the lake about
four or five miles out on the lake.
That morning we got up and got
ready to fish. I ate one piece of egg
and the boat began to drift. The
houseboat had those big, old
wooden anchors. They tied the.
houseboats with them. You got
what they called the anchor ropes
that come up to the posts in the
inside at the comers. We had about
three big ropes and it began to
drag. So we went over the side and
began to ride the anchors to help
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the anchors behind and a long
boat that we used to haul the fish
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boat, which was a barge. We went
to take care of it (the long boat)
and we finally got it loose and it
broke a hole in the end of the
houseboat where you could knock
a barrel through it. About the time
it broke loose, here come a big,
high wave. I imagine the waves
were 15 to 20 feet high. I really
don't know just how high they
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We went back to the other boats
that was tied behind and another
couple of waves came up and they
broke loose and there we all sat on
that houseboat with a hole in the
end of it, and the water just a
coming' in/We finally decided we'd
have to cut the hole larger and put
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the corner posts at the same time
so it wouldn't turn sideways and it
had, it would have tipped over and
there's no telling what would have
happened. We did have sense of
mind enough to cut them both at
the same time. When we cut them
ropes, it seemed like that thing just
picked up and sailed. We had one
anchor left and I crawled around
and tied it on, so I could straighten
the boat so the hold would be in
front of use and not behind. No
telling how far we were before I got
the chance to throw that anchor
over. We drifted that night and we
drifted right up to another house-
boat that was anchored pretty
close to where we was. They had
just let theirs drag right along and it
went way back up in the marsh.
That night, we drifted right up to
the side of them.
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we'd been through. We went back
in there (the marsh) to get the big
run boat because it had the fish in it
and the ice. It was way back up in
the marsh, even further back. We
used one of their boats (the other
houseboat) since we didn't have
any left and we turned it around
front and anchored it to make a
trail to get out. The only way we
had water was to take a shovel and
dip some of that ice and let it melt.
We made a channel back there
and dug it out to where we could
get the boat out. It took quite a long
while to do that.
"I reckon I am lucky to be here.
We still weren't thinking and after a
couple of days, a fellow came and
told us about all the damage that
had been done in different places.
We were about eight to ten miles
anchored this side (northeast) of
Moore Haven. When he come to
us and told us about all the people
who had drowned in Moore
Haven, I caught the first boat out. I
said, 'You can stay here, but I am
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School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collabora-
tive 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 Technology Enti-
tlement; Title Ill-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhance-
ment and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and Drug Free
Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers; Title V Innova-
tive 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 con-
tacts.

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, Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management office and community lead-
ers.
For information, call the Okeechobee County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 763-3212.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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


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Cinco de Mayo
Members of the OHS Spanish Club were on hand on Friday, May 5 at Riverside Bank's
Cinco de Mayo celebration. Club members (left to right), Daylet Leyva, Ana Toledo, Odi
Perez and club president, Sam Mejia (not pictured), helped with serving traditional Mex-
ican foods and soft drinks to bank visitors.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Carey Pung
Future leaders
Eleven members of Future Business Leadership of America (FBLA) attended the state
leadership conference in Orlando on April 17-18. These members qualified by finishing
either first or second in various business-related competitions at the district 17 level.
Members pictured include: Gavin Koepke, Brittney McDowell, Gretchen Roehm, Brooke
McDowell, Ashley Childers, Kavisha Zaveri, Rachel Holt, Asha Dave, Kati McWaters, Will
Davis, and Rex Erwin. At the state level, members competed against first or second place
qualifiers from the 28 districts in the state of Florida. Gavin Koepke had the best show-
ing with a third place in Accounting II. n


School Menu

Okeechobee County
School District
May 22 through May 26

Monday, May 22
Breakfast:
Honey Wheat Donut
Lunch:
Chicken Quesadilla
Low Fat Corn Dog
Mixed Vegetables
Salad Cup
Sliced Peaches
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, May 23
Breakfast:
Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Lunch:
Chicken Patty on bun
Yogurt Fruit &
Cheese Stick Platter
Mini Corn on the cob
Salad Cup
Mixed Fruit
Fruit Juice
Assorted Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, May 24
Breakfast:
Managers Choice
Lunch:
Managers Choice
Thursday, May 25
Breakfast:
Managers Choice
Lunch:
Managers Choice
Friday, May 26
Breakfast:
Breakfast Hot Pocket
Lunch:
Pizza Day
Stuffed Crust Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza
Baby Carrots with Dip
Pineapple Tidbits
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Mealprices:
Breakfast: $,.75, .
'Reduced: $.30
S,:,--Lunch $1.25' :
Reduced: $.40


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Thelma McKee Sloan
Sept 1, 1916-May 3, 2006
She was a native of Kissimmee, FL. Her
parents were Frank McKee and Arnie
Tyson McKee. She moved to Okeechobee at
an early age. She has lived in Ft. Pierce
and Okeechobee all her life. She was a
member of the victory Baptist Church of
Okeechobee. She is Survived by Daughters;
Lois Morgan, Rita Dobson, Merle Warren
and Iris Brumb. Sons; Bryan Sloan, Ford
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Community Events

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 Camp-
ground at (863) 763-0231.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer 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 Coali-
tion 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 Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsi-
ble for planning 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 locat-
ed 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, ex lring ds prom-
ises. A nursery will be provided for helpers anz.dose-taking part in
the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. information, call
(863) 763-4021.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club.' The tourna-
ment 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 infor-
mation or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for
paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
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 infor-
mation and an application.
Church schedules Bible school
i 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.





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Keep recent tragedies in perspective


By Rodney Barreto
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) was saddened to learn of
the three young women who lost
their lives during encounters with
wild alligators during the past few
days. Our hearts go out to their
loved ones.
As we try to maintain the natu-
ral character of Florida, it's impor-
tant to keep these tragedies in per-
spective. The three recent
fatalities are unrelated and do not
reflect a trend. Daily encounters
with wildlife are part of life in
Florida. Such encounters rarely


result in tragedy, however.
Human safety is our highest
priority. In 2005, the FWC
received thousands of nuisance
alligator complaints. Nuisance
alligator trappers, under contract
with the FWC, removed more
than 8,000 nuisance gators in the
interest of public safety.
People may also buy alligator
harvest permits, which helps us
to achieve our population man-
agerment objectives. In 2005, for
example, hunters harvested more
than 3,000 alligators.
In February 2006, the FWC
extended the alligator hunt sea-
son to give participants greater


Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. 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
A.A. 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 ori-
entation 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.
(A.A.) 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. Every-
one 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
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 grbup that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday Span-s g r
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Sparish 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 facil-
itator. 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 a closed discussion.
Thursday
Tantle 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mil-
itary 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 pub-
lic are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. 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.
,Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mil-
itary 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 pub-
lic are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
ChrIstian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. In the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. 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.


flexibility in scheduling 'their
hunts. At the same time we
changed the rule to allow individ-
uals to be issued more than one
alligator harvest permit. These
changes are part of our popula-
tion management program.
Some people have asked if alli-
gator mating season May
through mid-June is a signifi-'
cant factor in alligator bite statis-
tics. It is not. What is significant is
the fact that warm weather caus-
es alligators to become more
active at the same time people are
spending more time in and on the
water.
Since 1948 there have been 17


confirmed fatalities associated
with alligators. This number does
not include the three most recent
fatalities, which are still under
investigation.
As terrible as these tragedies
are, they do not represent an over-
all threat to the general public. I
want to remind Floridians to stay
alert when recreating in and
around fresh water, but at the
same time I think it is important
for Floridians to feel confident
that Florida wildlife is truly one of
our state's greatest treasures.
If you'd like to find out more
about alligators, go to
MyFWC.com/gators.


Community Events

Church of God hosting revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold a revival with Evangelist Ann Rogers on Sunday,
May 21. p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-0344.

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 1 p.m. This fundraiser will benefit
the Glades County 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 avail-
able.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center, 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 Coinmunity 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 Tues-
day, May 23, at 10 a.m. 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.

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 Coali-
tion 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 Coali-
tion 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.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet
Wednesday, May 24, immediately following the coalition meeting
at One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort
Pierce.

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 Management, Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement and community leaders. For information, call the Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management office at (863) 763-3212.

Venus Ministries meeting planned
Venus Ministries will meet Thursday, May 25, at the Venus
Clubhouse, located off of 731 and Clubhouse Road, beginning at
6 p.m. The program will include gospel music, including the Cele-
bration Singers from Okeechobee, food and fellowship. The spe-
cial guest speaker will be Mary Lanier.

CIS plans Skate Bash
Communities In School's next teen event is a Skate Bash to be
held Friday, May 26, at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth
Ave., from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per student. There will be
great music, food, best trick contest and inflatables. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5863.

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 pota-
toes, rolls and pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-4127 or (863)
467-1750, for delivery or carry out. Deliveries will be limited to
within the city limits.

Reunion and Cleanup Day slated
The annual Fort Kissimmee Cemetery Association Reunion
and Cleanup Day at the Avon Park Bombing Range will be held
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The cleanup is scheduled to
begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The reunion will be Sunday at 11:30
a.m. with a covered dish dinner. Camping is allowed for the week-
end and is encouraged. For information, call Jimmie Howell at
(863) 467-0981.


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Community Events


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 Real-
tors 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 spe-
cial 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 Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a
$50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman The-
ater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs 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. Registration
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.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.


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 funeral
expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank.
For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

Salvation Army offers financial help
If you are in a financial bind due to a crisis, call the Salvation
Army Okeechobee Service Unit office at (863) 763-6020 and leave
your name and phone number. Calls are returned Monday through
SFriday. Help is available for referrals, rent, electric, water or sewer,
prescriptions and other necessities of life. Appointments are on the
first four Thursdays of each month, from 1:30 until 4 p.m.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportuni-
ty to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.


Custom Monogram
Embroidery
Screen Printing
Imprintable Sportswear
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Joe Mullins Regional President, Seacoast National Bank


To our customers and the communities we serve,


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be further from the truth. The integration of Big
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providing big bank services with small bank
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a larger variety of financial services often
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personal service associated with smaller
community banks. Its truly the best of both
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6 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 21, 2006


Give dad

By Daniel Shube
If you read this column you
already know about my well-doc-
umented putting ills. I've been
fighting the yips for years and have
tried many different remedies. I
have had some success and if you
or your dad needs help with their
putting (and who doesn't?) then
some of my success stories would
present a perfect opportunity for
this Father's Day.
I have tried using a belly putter
and it did help with my stroke.
Some putters work better in the
longer length. One that I've been
using with success is the Heavy
Putter. The company made it as a
special order to my specification.
They have several different style
heads available; I tried the A-1 and
really liked it. There is a small addi-
tional charge for longer lengths,
but well worth it if you can sink a
few extra putts.
Unfortunately, I recently had
some stomach surgery and the


a gift to
belly is not the best option for me
anymore. Since I had so much
success with the A-1 I have decid-
ed to give a new, regular sized A-1
a try. While I have not made it
back to the golf course yet, I have
been working out on my practice
green and I have been getting a
great roll with it! In layman's,
terms, I find that the extra weight
creates a perfect pendulum. It
requires less work on my part and
a shorter backswing. In my case,
that means less chance of yipping.
Now that I explained it all .my
way, the company puts it in more
technical terms. First of all, why is
the heavy putter so heavy?
The weight of the Heavy Putter
forces you to putt using your larg-
er, more stable muscles. This
reduces hand and wrist action,
resulting in a pendulum stroke.
The pendulum stroke results in a
more consistent swing path, and
precise distance and directional
control. The weight of the Heavy


help his golf game


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube


Putter also slows down the pace
of your putting stroke and elimi-
nates path loops, producing a
more consistent swing path and
swing length in the backswing
and forward swing. In addition, by
using your larger muscles during
the putting stroke, you will consis-
tently align the clubface more
accurately at impact, resulting in
putts that start on their intended


Sports Briefs


Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on 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 registeryou 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.
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 Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from Year-
ling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place \villl pa\ $600; second
place will pa $4-00l; and, third
place will pay $201) There willbe a
home run derby, and giveaways
itic'u houtlhth dcl\.
For irlormati on contlacr Kim
Hargraves at 1813.1 6.34--6322, or
Rob Lowe at 'S633 634-2694.
Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is ollering live 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


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will be in this fall. ,.
Private .lssonsjjue also avail-
able during the summer. ,
For inlorrnation, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-
9316.
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..
Special 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 n the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2001)5-06 school) ear.
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
additional fee of $10 per week, per
student.


target line. The heavy putter is
approximately twice the weight of
other putters.
The new A-I comes with a
non-reflective matte finish. That is
great for those sunny Florida days.
It is face-balanced and milled with
a center-shafted hosel and no off-
set. The head weighs 475 grams
and there is a 250-gram weight in
the grip end of the shaft that cre-
ates a balance point that is 75%
higher up the shaft than a conven-
tional putter. The overall weight is
900 grams. This putter comes with
a new WINN custom designed
grip.
The Tip Weight Kit and Head
Cover are included in the price of
the putter. The standard lengths
retail for only $199 and are avail-
able at major golf retailers as well
as direct from the company at
HeavyPutter.com or by calling
(800) 544-2952. At the company
website you can also see other
models that are available.


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Mulch provides many health benefits for trees


CHAMPAIGN, 11. Many
homeowners choose to mulch
because they enjoy the well-
cared-for look it gives their land-
scape. But, they may not realize
they are also providing many
benefits for their trees. With
mulch the result can be a better
growing environment for trees
and their roots.
Homeowners should be
aware that, generally, the root
system of a tree spreads out not
down. "The roots of most trees
extend out a significant distance
from the trunk. Most of the fine
absorbing roots of trees are
located within inches of the soil
surface," says Jim
Skiera, Executive Director of
the International Society of
Arboriculture. These shallow
roots are essential for taking up
water and minerals for trees, and
they require oxygen to survive. A
thin layer of mulch, spread wide-
ly, can provide a healthier envi-
ronment where these roots
grow.
Mulch Benefits
Properly applied mulch pro-
vides many benefits to the health
of a tree. Unlike trees growing in,
a forested environment, urban
trees are not typically planted in
an optimal environment for root
growth and mineral uptake. Typ-
ically, urban environments are
harsher with poor soil condi-
tions and large fluctuations in
moisture and temperature.
Applying mulch can help reduce,
the stress of such conditions
through these benefits:
Helping to maintain soil
moisture with less evaporation
Reducing the number of
weeds
Providing insulation by
keeping soil cooler in the sum-
mer and warmer in the winter
Protecting from damage
caused by lawn equipment such
as weed-eaters and lawn mow-
ers
Improving soil fertility, aera-
tion, and drainage

Organic
or Inorganic
Mulches are either organic or
inorganic material n-ixtures that
are placed. over .he soil surface
around the base of a tree. Mix-

Aggressive

land purchase

pace continues
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board
authorizes 1,282-acre land pur-
chase to benefit the Northwest
Fork of.the Loxahatchee River
restoration
The Northwest Fork of the
Loxahatchee River took another
step .closer to environmental
recovery when the South Florida
Water Management District's
Governing Board unanimously
authorized the acquisition of
approximately 1.282 acres in
southern Martin County for $37.7
million at its May 10 meeting.
Funded by the Save Our River
Everglades Trust Fund, the land -
known as Pal Mar Sections 21
and 28 is needed to reestablish
a healthier, more natural fresh-
water flow between the Pal Mar
natural area and the Northwest
Fork of the L,'xahatchee River
through Cypress Creek.
Portions of the Loxahaltchee
River and Estuary are designated
as Aquatic Preserves and Out-
standing Florida Waters by the
state of Florida. In addition, por-
tions of the Northwest Fork ot the
Loxahatchee River were federally
designated as Florida's first
National Wild and Scenic River.
"The Loxahatchee River Coali-
tion heartily endorses the acquisi-
tion of Sections 21 and 28," said
Susan A. Kennedy, coalition pres-
ident. "These two sections of
land are a key to the ultimate
hydrologic restoration of the
Cypress Creek tracts purchased
several years ago, and also pro-
vide the opportunity for improved
distribution and quality of fresh-
water flows to the Loxahatchee
River."
Loxahatchee River and Slough
restoration is a component of the
South Florida Water Management
District's subregional Northern
Palm Beach County Comprehen-
sive Water Management Plan.
The project is also an integral
component of the federal-state
Comprehensive Everglades


Restoration Plan, North Palm
Beach County Part 1 Project.
"We recognize the important
role these two parcels of land will
play in the North Palm Beach por-
tion of the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan," said
Patricia Magrogan representing
the Friends of the Loxahatchee
River in support of the land acqui-
sition. "We are confident that the
purchase of these lands will posi-
tively affect the ecological health
of the Loxahatchee River."


tures consisting of various types
of stone, rock, pulverized rub-
ber, and other materials are
labeled as inorganic. Because
these types of mixtures do not
decompose, they need replen-
ishing less often. However, this
also means they do not improve
soil structure, provide nutrients,
or add organic materials to the
soil. Inorganic mulches do still
provide other benefits such as
insulation, and protection.
Organic mulches consist of
wood chips, pine needles, bark,
leaves, and other products


derived from plants. These
mulches decompose, thus are
very beneficial in improving soil
quality by replenishing nutrients.
They. do however require more
maintenance because decompo-
sition creates the need to replen-
ish more often.

Mulching Do's
and Don'ts
In order for mulch to be bene-
ficial, it must be applied correct-
ly. "All things in moderation
should be a homeowner's


mulching motto," says Skiera.
"As beneficial as mulch is, too
much can be harmful in more
ways than one." Too much
mulch can create excess mois-
ture that may lead to root rot.
Other problems created by over
mulching include insect and dis-
ease problems, weed growth,
sour smelling planting beds, and
chewing rodents.
To ensure the health of your
trees and plants, follow these
practical mulching tips to land-
scape like the pros:
Thin is better. Apply a 2 to


4-inch layer of mulch unless a
drainage problems exist then a
thinner layer is recommended.
Do not add mulch if there is
already a sufficient layer.
Instead, rake the old mulch to
break up any matted layers and
refresh the appearance.
No volcano mulching.
Avoid placing mulch against the
tree trunks. If mulch is already
piled against the stems or tree
trunks, pull it back several inch-
es so that the base of the trunk
and the root crown are exposed.
Mulch Wide. Mulch out to


the tree's drip line or beyond if
possible.
The International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA), headquar-
tered in Champaign, Ill., is a non-
profit organization supporting
tree care research and education
around the world. As part of
ISA's dedication to the care and
preservation of shade and orna-
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May 16,2006
Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bullsl000-1500
1500-2000


Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
MLX
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450


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S50.00 $54.50
S46.00 $52.50
S39.00 $45.00
S53.00 $58.50
S62.00 $65.00
lay Tuesday
N 1366
O 356
S 20
A 7
L 41
E 103
158
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Steers
195-260
170-195
150-185
135-155
127-139
120-129
114-123
105-1-11

Steers
130-155
140-155
130-150
120-140
115-131
110-123


Hfrs
180-225
138-155
129-139
119-130
115-122
110-119
105-113
99-113

Hfrs
140-180
120-141
115-134
115-126
105-118
100-114


Small #1
150-200 X X
250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Well we got cattle and we got
rain. We needed both. Cows and
bulls were $2-$3 higher. Calves
were mostly steady, nothing new
on the horizon that I know of. You
would think something would
have to give with fats bringing the
70's and fuel prices the way they
are, but so far, calves are still sell-
ing good.
Drawdy Properties, Ft. Pierce
topped the calf market with a
high of $2.50. Davie Dairy, Okee-
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this weekwith a high of $5.50.
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Community Events


Real Life continuing yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will continue having
yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fridays
only. Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help support
activities for the children. Usable donations are always accepted, but
must be delivered to the Ranch.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS thatwill be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W.
The minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School
starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A
nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number. If you are interested in making a monetary
or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987.is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors
at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, con-
tact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just
come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
*Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross receipt.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St-.
Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
mation or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.
Hero campaign helps Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs
and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal means they
choose for the local Red Cross chapter. This year, the Okeechobee
County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 during the campaign
which runs throughout the month of May. The funds will be used to sup-
port such Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as disaster relief,
assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid,
CPR training and disaster preparedness for the community. If you would
like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000 for the Okeechobee
County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manager, at (863) 763-
2488.


Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
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At the Movies Briefs


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Red Road Academy
seeking volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.


Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Lori Mixon, (863) 467-
0004.

Red Cross
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Volunteer as an American Red
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You can help the American Red
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Frostproof. $600
(863)605-3831

BABYSITTER NEEDED, own
transportation and background
a must. (863)697-8299

BLACK LAB- found on NW
50th Dr. red collar & choke
collar, (863)467-5726 ,
CAT, Calico: Long Haired,
Golden Eyed. Found in vic. of
Center St. off of 710
(863)357-3225
DACHSHUND, sftall brown
male, near US 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. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
5/13/06 (863)673-0346
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702

BLACK LAB- Male, approx
6yrs. Very friendly Free to
Good Home Only! Needs
room run! (863)763-4083
CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182
S KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob


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KITTENS: Free to good home.
Call (863)697-3280 for more
information.
KITTENS, To good home. (4)
Tabby and calico.
(863)946-9133

Employment


E l-Tlmet 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Tme 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A-SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
vldp surfinthenet net
DO NOT CALL AFTER 3:30pm
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The classified ads


ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037
COLOUR ME CRAZY SALON
Needs Nail Tech, Hair Stylist &
Massage Therapist
Apply in person to Christy:
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
Okeechobee
Dredging Company seeking
Low Boy driver, Class A
required. Also, Dredge and
Equipment Operators. Call
(772)581-4545
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.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classlfleds.


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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
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
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience.
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







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 expedenpe 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.


DRIVERS
On- Site CDL Training
$38K/yr to start w/
$42k first yr 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-time.position
For an immediate, local
interview come in.
or call or click!
10800 NE 128th Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
1-877-220-JOBS
www.wmcareers.com
WASTE MANAGEMENT
EOE/M/F/D/V

ELECTRONIC
METER
TECHNICIAN
We are looking for a
Journeyman electrician
w/2 yrs. exp on test
board, w/4 yrs. field exp
working on transformer
rated, substation, power
plant & FMPA meters. A
class "A" FL CDL license
is req'd. $16.15-
$24.50/DOQ. Complete
application online at
http://wwwfpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP
EXR GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay- Benefits Pkg.
Vacation Local Work
Call between 9:00am 500pm
(863)528-1015
Do-It-Yourself Ideas
p i. .*'L


Rigid Frame Cabin
Building a cabin is probably
the most affordable way to
become the owner of a vaca-
tion home. Here's a do-it-
yourself cabin project that
has been popular for many
years. Economical and
strong, the completed cabin
measures 20 feet by 24 feet
plus a 6-foot-deep covered
deck, but it may easily be
expanded.
Rigid Frame Cabin plan
(No. 370)... $9.95
Cabins Package
3 plans incl. 370
(No. C81)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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MOTOR ROUTES
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Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP


How do you find a job In One man's trash Is anoth-
today's competitive er man's treasure. Turn
market? In the employ- your trash to treasure
ment section of the clas- with an ad In the classi-
aieds fneds.


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 21, 2006


Empoyen
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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 mall your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at

Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNICIAN
*Raulerson Hospital. Okeechobee*
Wakej up each morning knowing inal your are going to
inmdAt:e a dilriencice ri)w reallhcar is provided in the
Soum Furii,]-gir,. AI HCA Easi Flurida Supply-C-hain
Servie:se we support 13 area nospilils by supplying
them wiLh.mrnie eleiciriln i cusl-ettecihve services, which
iarisiaie ', directly into a higher quality o feallncare dl
ihest i.fcieiies Our associates are a part of an energetic
learn environmerii You can be a part ofthat team also.
The Supply Chain: Technician is responsible for receiving,
keying, & promptly distributing all supplies within the fa-
cility, as well as reviewing & maintaining all Min/Max lev-
els for storeroom safety stock & conducting inventories.
Proficiency in MS Office & HS diploma/GED required. Will
be required to cover another facility in the area on an. as
needed basis,
To learn more and to apply online, please visit
www.flsharedservices.com
HCA Supply Chain Services
Phone:954-689-4600
Fax: 866-712-6410
10094 Premier Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
EOE m/f/d/v


Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking to hire a
Fixed Asset and Bookkeeping Clerk to process fi-
nancial transactions, 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.


LICENSED CLINICAL SPECIALIST
Eckerd Youth Development Center in Okeecho-
bee, FL currently has an opportunity for a
Licensed Clinical Specialist to provide a high level
of clinical assessment, evaluation and intervention
to at-risk youth in a residential setting. Two years
progressive clinical experience in multi-discipli-
nary treatment setting and prior exp. with juvenile
population. Masters Degree with current FL
Licensure as a LMHC, LCSW, LMFT or LCP
required. For immediate consideration
send resume to
rhibbler(eckerd.org or fax to 727-461-4387
attn. R Hibbler.
Visit www.eckerd.org for more information today!
EOE, DFWP Competitive Salary, Limited Reloca-
tion Available & Excellent Benefits Begin
Day One.l




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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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
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


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477



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

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


P/T RECEPTIONIST
for new Century 21 Office. Computer & peoples skills req'd.
SALES ASSOCIATES WANTED!
Great training available. Experienced Agents valued also.


6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE -2930 Hwy. 70 E.
Pt. SL Lucie, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Tequesta & Jupiter
863-467-2100 561-602-6283 DIRECT
BHurstC21@cs.com www.brianhurstc21.com


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


u"iEEDA G(
Career opportunity for a
person who is willing t
in return for good wage.
Bi-lingual, computer sk
sonality a plus. Call 357-
Environmental Services
20 hrs./wk. Evening and
weekend hours. Responsible!
for housekeeping duties.
Handyman skills helpful.
Bilingual prof. Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or apply at
FL Community Health Centers
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
Experienced Malure Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000
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.
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 +tips


W&W Lumber Co. Is
growing & we ha sveeral
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.

RECEPTIONIST
Position available for construc-
tion office, experienced only,
good phone skills and
knowledge of Word/Excel re-
quired. Must be dependable
and willing to learn.
Please fax resume to
(863)763-8038
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEFDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
U' In the clausfieds


OOD JOB?
a motivated dedicated
o accept responsibility
s, benefits and respect.
ills, and friendly per-
2442 for interview.

MAINTENANCE
ASSISTANT II
MECHANICALU
WATER
RESOURCES
Must have 2 yrs exp
w/installation, maint &
repair of pumps, motors,
chemical feeders & flow
measurement devices.
FL CDL "B" driver's
license is req'd. $11.01-
$15.76/DOQ. Exc. bene-
fits. Complete application
online at
http //wwwfpua.com.
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP
Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply, in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St.
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
Towina: 419 SW 2nd Ave.

SECRETARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North
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-Heavy Equipment
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools.
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce



LPN's, CNA's, & HHA's
needed with clean background
screen. License # 30211229.
Call (863)675-1231 between
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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HOSPICE
RESIDENCE
OPENING SOON
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.
LPN
Must have current FL LPN
License. OB experience help-
ful Bilirju il r fl Corripelili ve
Fax resume to:
i866 113'.7'.', ')1 ,' ijppiy al:
fL ,:,iTiM iuifiiry Hy 31n r"(1 ,
1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
PATIENT ACCT REP.
FT. Computer exp needed.
Bilinqual prel Cormipelilive
sljary and ecelleniV beriilif
Fax resume to:
(863)357-2991 or apply at:
FL Community Health Centers,
1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP



BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 4/ yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses 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
P/T ADMIN ASST- Needed to
perform general office duties
to include APR AR, Must be
flexible, basic computer
knowledge, Peachtree & Ex-
cel a plus, Fax resume &
salary requirements to
(863)763-9197.EOE



Companion/Caregiver, for you
or loved one. Will do house-
keeping. Low rates & exc. refs.
Call Karen (863)763-2990
MHB^


Full Time Career Opportunity
for the right person. Bi-lingual a
plus. For an interview, please
call Jim at (863) 763-6500.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
II 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.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classifleds.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Htems In
the classifelds.


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


SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
I, More Hjven. Land clearing
,. Iree 3er vi:e. Liceised ,
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam

Merchandise i



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




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


DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
(863)234-3470


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
(863)599-0199
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055


WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509
WASHER/DRYER-Kenmore
Stacked, Large cap. Like
new. Moving, Paid. $1000.
Asking $400., Okee.
863-634-9620



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12'to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608. ,
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$i 00 1239)810-2821
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.,
SHINGLES, (10) bundles.3-
tab: $75 (8631805-0272
. Clewvsion
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
ian marble, 3/4'! x 5" x 36",
white, '$40 for all
(772)97,1-9474


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
best offer. (863)467-6943


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &.
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sop.
(863)635-0474
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484



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
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player.CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Valo, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
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-plece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylle@yahoo.com
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ALUMINUM DIVISION 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 repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349ᙂ


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS- HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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



SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(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


FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
PORTABLE A/C UNITS- 2,
Good condition. 1-3/4 h &
1-1hp. $15.
(863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
SM REFRIGERATOR- apt. size,
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
(863)467-7838
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
condition. $80
(863)599-0199
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
white, great shape, $125
(863)467-5756
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
863)634-7109 ask for
hannon.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358
WASHER, DRYER & STOVE
All from Whirlpool, $100.
Will separate.
(863)467-5072
WASHER, KENMORE & Ama-
na dryer, $100 for both. Call
863-357-6315.


4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
(863)763-7989
SAW- 10", Maklta Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500.2863-447-5649/
772-713-6822
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200, 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extenslons & extra
blades, $199 for both,
(863)763-6629


BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
Dc. 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
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
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPAN-
IELS blk & white, neutered
male, CHOCOLATE LAB, fe-
male 5 mos old, $100 ea.
POMERANIAN, male, white,
3 yrs. old, $200.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204-

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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 i863l467-8723._. ,
LIFT CHAIR electric and bal-
tery powered, blue. emoellenp
condition $340
(863)357-0125
LIVING ROOM SET, Sola, 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
OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modem and beautiful
to look at.' $125.
863-228-4086
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
Belle 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
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032
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-
(863)697-8785



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


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 steel, runs on LP
as, real money maker,
2500/neg. 863-634-5820.
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
5th whl. hookup, $250.
*(863)763-0944
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.
(863)763-8548



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


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 will 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
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
.or, pets from your photo.
Elliotts. Quick Photo..
4l19W.S Park
i Call.3-63-35553



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all 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. Call
(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


8-15ft 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
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer


l. Life
Auto
Home

mAGEN 863-763-3101


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734








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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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture

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Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ ....
Services Wanted 830
PFertilier 835.
HIomIes. 840;
Landscaping
Supplies-' .845
Lawn &Garnlen 850
S Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies B60
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ORIGINAL BUSH HOG MOW-
ER, 5 Ft. Cut Extra 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
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle & bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
OLD SORREL MARE, 8 yrs,
very gentle, good for any under,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
$1200 (863)673-0065
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.863-63.4-5820.
SADDLE, Bob Marsnall. 15 5"
treeless narrel. Chocolate
suede. 2.mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178 .
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBeiie



LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
STires. $150. (863)357-5754


34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200 (2) Red
ax Trimmers 95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 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)97.1-9474
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
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut, 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Bilt,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
(863)467-1973
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

Rentals

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N. of OKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets! Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:3pm, or email
vldp(surflnthenetnet
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373
Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
(863)610-1027
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BRil1BA lor lease, No
!rspate o.rtsmoking; C'all
(863)634-7489



OKEECHOBEE- 2br,:2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
sec (863)467-1005
Earn some extra cash.
3el youp used teins nl
tIlhe classNmlefds


BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, freshly painted, pets
okay, $1250/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 863-763-2262
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
garage, 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


Rfla Estate Wanted 065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 11075
WaterFront Property 11080



OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,ICBS
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


ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzl, boat
house w/llft, 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.
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
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
for theprice of 1!l.64 ac. Open
House Fri & Sat. $499,000
Cash 772-418-0018
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. 2002 Homes of Merit
w/lot. Carport. Nice quiet area.
$105,000. 863-467-1501


AIR PARK, 50K Under Market.
1 ac 2 hangers 4000' run
way $159K 561-756-4586
or flyboca@myway.com
EXCELLENT
OPPORTUNITY
40 Acres of Vacant Land
Perfect for:
residential development,
dairy farm, or horses
Make Money On This One
Priced right $720,000.
Contact P.J.
(786)389-7569
pjuris@happyavenue.com
Okee, 2.5 wooded acres, near
Hwy. 441 North, horses, 10
mln. 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 Sun. lpm-4pm
new 3br 2ba CBS home
W/gar. across from Lake 0.
Open plan, High ceilings,
Loads of tile, Corian & More
S$209,900. 5006 SE 42nd St
Kings Bay. 1561)762-2233
Mobile Homes


LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-4061


BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL
WIDE- 3br, 2ba, fully fenced
yard, newer AC,carpet &
roof, asking $74,900 or rent
at $750/monthly + deposit
(863)763-8535
FLEETWOOD, 14x65
No down payment.
Call 863-467-6347

Recreation j


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/tri;. & 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, its 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


TRAVEL TRAILER, 1977 28',
no a/c, fair condition, $650.
Call 863-357-2988.
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
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looed for it?


5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
(863467-1032


SEA-DO 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
239-810-0022
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,
S90 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
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856
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.,
runs good. $1500
(863)467-9298

Automobiles


Heavy Duty iruckis4u04
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vane 4070



CHEVY CAVALIER, '96 Auto-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
(239) 657-4348.
CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs
good, needs 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


LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.
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


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



FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
863-234-3470



BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good,
prev police vehicle, $3800 or
best offer 863)697-1897
(772)215-2403
FORD BRONCO, '94, 4x4,
blue, exc. cond., $3300.
863-234-347.0
FORD PU '82, 4x4,1 ton sus-
pension, big block 460, w/4
speed trans. 10" lift kit, 44"
swampers, fiberglass tilt hood,
456 gears, with lockers front &
rear. Roll cage, stereo system
with amp, all professionally
built. Asking $12,500
(863)763-3221
SWAMP BUGGY, 2.5 ton run-
ning gear, 302 Ford V8, twin
transfer cases, well built en-
gine, runs good. $12,500
(863)763-3221
SWAMP BUGGY, Custom
built, small block 350 Chevy,
350 turbo trans., new railings,
7 new seats, real safe.
$12,500 (863)763-3221


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 863)697-1350 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 12 1/2 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 y.-
CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with mqto.t 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
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
tended cab for truck, Summit
#fey-23-1430, $100. Call
863-467-0668.
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
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg.
(863)763-2666
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 trade.
(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 863-63 -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- VB, 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
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 F250 '91. With Reaoing
uiy bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver, $50
(863)467-7295
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 SPD
with air, $2500
S(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 EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,.
Pioneer CD/radio, pw, p/I. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680

JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
liftkit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
(8 3)763-3221


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, Enr
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axe,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
.(863)675-4565
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'
x 7' flat bed truck body onit,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, 16',
rear let down ramp, front tool
compartment, $750.
(883)763-0944

TRAILER, 1 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 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 CARAVAN '95- excel-
lent condition, $1500
(863)605-3831

DODGE CARGO VAN- '92. 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
(863)605-3831
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
miles, $2000. LaBelle rea
(863)675-4970 I.msg.
GMC VAN 1986, New tires,
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)467-0171


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