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Vol. 97 No. 154 Saturday, June 3, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

A note from
the Chamber
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce is making
phone calls and asking busi-
nesses that they renew their
advertising on the Chamber
map or select new advertis-
ing. These people are not
associated with the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of
Commerce in any way.
Please refer any calls from
this company to the Cham-
,r ber office at 763-6464, so
i Chamber officials can advise
them to cease and desist
using the Chamber's name
and credibility for their own
purposes. The Chamber of
Commerce does not solicit
over the phone. Any Cham-
ber of Commerce campaign
will be in writing and will
deal directly with the Cham-
ber office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.

Road
closings
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic for,
repair bf the railroad crossing
beginnifig June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15A will be
closed for the same reason.

Inside

Dog handler
sentenced
-FORT MEADE, Md. -(AP)
: A military .jury sentenced
an Army -dog handler to 90
days hard labor and a reduc-
tion in rank Friday for allow-
ing his Belgian shepherd to.
bark within inches of an Iraqi
detainee's face at Abu Ghraib
prison.
Army Sgt. Santos A. Car-
dona was the 11th soldier
convicted of crimes stem-
ming from the abuse of
inmates at the prison in late
2003 and early 2004.
He was found guilty of
dereliction of duty and aggra-
vated assault for allowing his
'dog to bark in the face of a
kneeling detainee at the
request, of. another soldier
who wasn't an interrogator.
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Drought Index
Current: 570
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bur Ban: None

Lake levels

12.65 feet


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

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Stormwater solutions sou


Citizens asked
to describe
drainage problems

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Have you been experiencing
flooding in your neighborhood
after heavy rains? Now there is a
way to report the problem and
hopefully a solution will be
determined.


Okeechobee County and the
City of Okeechobee have con-
tracted with the engineering
firm of Craig A. Smith to formu-
late a stormwater master plan to
deal with the overall drainage
situation in the county. This plan
focuses on an area at the south-
ern end of the county that
includes the City of Okeechobee
and encompasses most of the
population of the country. The
firm has been tasked with iden-
tifying problem areas, develop-


ing conceptual plans and priori-
tizing problems. This includes
identifying permitting and ease-
ment issues, doing a funding
analysis and making recom-
mendation to city and county
officials.
The program for developing
the stormwater master plan was
explained to city and county
officials and interested citizens
at a public meeting held May 17
at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center.


Public input is critical to this
study. Citizens attending the
meeting were asked to fill out a
six-question form detailing
flooding problems they have
observed.
"In order for this to be suc-
cessful, we need your input,"
Mark Tomczyk, vice president of
Craig A. Smith told the crowd.
"We're looking to get as
much input as we can," said Jim
Threewits, deputy county
administrator. "You know what


problems are in your areas.
Even if you did not attend the
meeting, your input is still
sought. Mr. Threewits said they
might discover some problems
they didn't know existed.
As of May 26, only eight com-
pleted forms had been returned.
The more forms that are turned
in, the more information engi-
neers will have to work with to
complete their study.
See Solutions Page 2


Lakeport blaze


burns 300 acres


uKeecnooee News/Pree uawoa
With the school year over, North Elementary School students still had work to finish. On
Friday they gathered at The UPS Store to ship boxes to American soldiers in Iraq. Pic--
tured with the 16 box shipment are, left to right, James Steiert, fifth grader and student
council treasurer, Alicia Walker, music teacher, Maci Thomas, fifth grader and student
council secretary, Kelsie Chartier, third grader, Heather Pope, co owner of UPS, Tyler
Charter, fifth grader, Cody Walker, fourth grader, Jordan Canevari, fifth grader and stu-
dent council president, Eric Pope, co owner of UPS and Allyson Douglas UPS employee.

NES students make a difference


This Spring, a group of stu-
dents at North Elementary
School decided they wanted to
make a positive difference in the
world. The students adopted a
platoon from Homestead, Fla.
The students chose the Home-
stead platoon because a stu-
dent's father serves with that
outfit. They collected sample-
size toiletries and snacks to send
to the soldiers in their adopted,
platoon.
They also wrote letters to the
soldiers. After the students
began the project, they found
out their platoon had adopted
three orphanages in Iraq.
From the middle of April until
the third week in May, 47 stu-
dents in the third, fourth and fifth
grades collected a total of 269
pounds of sample size toiletries

See Students Page 2


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Glades County firefighters
battled a brush fire near Lake-
port for most of the week.
According to Glades County
EMS Lt. Lisa Knight, the fire
apparently started Sunday night.
She said the cause of the fire is
unknown, but some officials
suspect the dry brush may have
been ignited by a lightning strike.
The blaze burned approxi-
mately 300 acres including dry
lake bottom in the Curry Island
area.
Smoke from the fire impeded
traffic on State Road 78. Glades
County Sheriff's Office and
Glades County EMS officials
were stationed on State Road 78
to warn drivers of the danger.
The effort taken to warn the
public apparently paid off, as no
traffic accidents were reported
despite the poor visibility due to
the smoke.,
Firefighters from the Lake-
port Fire Department, Moore


Haven Fire Department and
Buckhead Ridge Fire Depart-
ment worked for days to control
the blaze.
By 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the
fire was out.
Lt. Knight said all of Glades
County is still under a "no burn"
order due to the dry conditions
and potential fire hazards. She
said residents should not burn
trash or yard waste, or start
camp fires, due to the danger
that any fire may spread to dry
brush and burn out of control.
In addition, residents are
reminded to take fire safety pre-
cautions, such as
Don't throw cigarettes out
ofvehicle windows.
Don't park hot vehicles in
or near dry grass.
..D not throw glass bottles
out onto the roadside the glass
can act as a magniling lens and
start a fire.
"Everything is so dry, it takes
very little to start a fire," said Lt.
See Fire -Page 2


2-1-1 provides


vital information


Students at North Elementary School wanted to do some-
thing to help the hungry. So they collected $337.69 and
donated it to the Swinfords of Big Lake Mission Outreach.
Pictured are, left to right, Mary Ann Swinford, Maci Thomas,
fifth grader and student council secretary, Jordan Canevari,
fifth grader and student council president, Bruce Swinford
and James Steiert, fifth grader and student council treasurer.


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Do you need help paying
your electric bill but don't
know who to call?
Are you in need of financial
assistance, food, or mental
health services and you don't
know where to go for help?
Just dial 2-1-1. Operators are
standing by, 24/7, to direct you
to the appropriate local service.
They have referral access to
5,000 programs and services in
the Okeechobee, Palm Beach
and Treasure Coast area.


2-1-1 is a telephone infor-
mation and referral service des-
ignated by the Federal Commu-
nications Commission in 2000
to serve as a dialing code for
access to community informa-
tion and referral services.
The service is available
locally, throughout the state,
and nationwide. And now that
hurricane season is upon us,
the 2-1-1 telephone communi-
cation link will be an important
player for individuals and com-
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munity agencies.
Rhonda Throop, director of
community education for 2-1-1,
said that during the last two years
of hurricanes, they were able to
keep their communication lines
open and handled a variety of
calls for people.
She stressed the importance of
preparing for hurricane season
and said that people with special
needs should contact that shelter
well in advance of a storm and
reserve space. It may be full when
a hurricane hits. In Okeechobee,
the special needs shelter is at the
health department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. (863) 462-5819.
"During the storm, our volun-
teers and counselors talked to
people who were in a lot of emo-
tional distress. Some did not feel
safe and others were not able to
adequately prepare for the
lotrm," she said.
After the storm passed, she
said they made referrals to a vari-
ety of emergency programs, such
as local distribution centers and
social service programs.
The 2-1-1 program has a spe-
cial hurricane website available
when a hurricane is imminent:
http./hurr.21 Ipbtc.org.
All calls are confidential and
the only questions sometimes
asked are age, race and zip code
for demographic purposes, and
how the caller heard about 2-1-1.
The 2-1-1 staff comprises both
volunteer and paid counselors


Students

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and toys to ship to Iraq. On Fri-
day, some of the students gath-
ered at The UPS Store to ship the
donated items to Iraq.
North Elementary School offi-
cials would like to thank McDon-
alds's for their donation of six
boxes of toys. The school would
also like to thank all of the stu-


Solutions

Continued From Page 1
The forms are available at the
City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave., the
Okeechobee County Annex, 499
N.W. Fifth Avenue, and the
South Floirida Water Manage-
ment District Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at 205.N. Parrott Ave,
Suite, 201.

Completed forms can be
returned to the above location,


\\hto haveat'nded 50 hours of
active listening training for crisis
and suicide prevention, according
to Ms. Throop. The program is
accredited by the American Asso-
ciation of Suicidology and the
Alliance of Information and Refer-
ral Systems. .
"We maintain high standards
with out training and when we
respond to calls," Ms. Throop
said.
She said that if a caller sounds
serious, they will call someone to
go out and help them from the
police or mental health arena.
The 2-1-1 organization also
provides community education in
schools, primarily in the area of
suicide prevention.
"Our- Teen Ambassador pro-
gram takes us into schools to talk
to teens. Statistics show that sui-
cide is the third highest cause of
death for youth between the ages
of 15 and 24. Kids may talk with
their peers rather than their par-
ents, and we want other teens to
be aware of the importance of riot
keeping the information secret, so
the teen can get help," she said.
Another alarming statistic Ms.
Throop shared from the National
Institute of Mental Health is that
white males over the age of 65
have a high rate of suicide.
"Men in-that age group often
are dealing with a lot of loss issues
- retirement and the loss of iden-
tity after 40 years of working, loss
of income and financial security,
or health and relationship issues if
their spouse is ailing or passed
away and they are alone and iso-
lated," she said.
The local 2-1-1 is titled "211


dents and their- families who
donated to the project. A thank
you also goes to the UPS Store of
Okeechobee who donated the
shipping supplies for this proj-
ect.
"We are glad that we were
able to help with such a great
project," said The UPS Store co-
owner, Heather Pope, who is
also a kindergarten teacher at
North Elementary School.


faxed to (866) 259-5051 or e-
mailed to
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us.
In addition to the above loca-
tions, look for the form to be
printed in The Okeechobee
News on June 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13,
14 and 15.
People are asked to be as spe-
cific as possible and additional
comments can be added to the
form.
The deadline for submission
of forms is June 15.


Palm Beach Treasure Coast" and needs reported on 2-1-1 calls
was formerly called the Center for were in the physical and fnental
Information and Crisis Services. It health areas, with 8-1 426 percent)
is a community hotline providing calls for medical referrals and 78
free, 24-hour access to informa- (24 percent) calls in the mental
tion, referrals, and anonymous health category, mostly for per-
telephone counseling services. sonal and interpersonal issues.
Operators know what services Other top needs were in the cate-
are available in Okeechobee and gories of financial assistance with
can put people in touch with the 49 (15 percent) calls and basic
right agency, needs with 15 (5 percent) calls for
According to the web site, referrals in the areas of food,
www.21 1palmbeach.org, by sim- housing and shelter.
ply dialing 2-1-1, callers are able The full report of 2-1-1 services
to talk to caring, trained coun- is available on the web.
selors who .provide supportive
counseling and/or community. Funding for the local 2-1-1
referrals. comes from United Way, Area
SAs an example of the type of Agency on Aging, Florida Depart-
referrals made by 2-1-1 operators, ment of Children and Families,
Cathleen Blair, board director of Department of Elder Affairs, Com-
United Way in Okeechobee, said munity Foundation for Palm
that those wvho lack food will be Beach and Martin counties; Hobe
referred to the Food Bank and var- Sound Community Chest; Palm
ious churches for their food Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie coun-
pantries. Mental health help ties; and the Children's Services
would be referred to New Hori- Council of Palm Beach, Martin,
zons of the Treasure xCoast and St. Lucie counties.
because they receive state and According to Ms. Blair, 2-1-1
federalfunds. started under the American Red
A snapshot of the information Cross and now is an entity unto
and referrals made. for the first itself, supported by donations
quarter of 2006 in Okeechobee from the above agencies.
Count\ sho-,s a total of 267 calls
received and 195 referrals made "People can donate to United
to 100 programs.. The top 25 Way and indicate the funds are for
agencies receiving referrals 2-1-1, or they can give directly to
included Florida Department of 2-1-1," she said.
Elder Affairs, American Red Also, people can donate direct-
Cross, Okeechobee Senior Ser- ly to the 2-1-1 program by mailing
vices, Hospice of Okeechobee, a check to 211 Palm Beach/Trea-
Okeechobee County, Florida sure Coast, P. 0. Box 3588, Lan-
Rural Legal Services, and the Cen- tana, FL 33465. For more informa-
ters for Medicare and Medicaid tion, visit the web, dial 2-1-1, or
Services. call another toll free number: 1-
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Knight, who is also a volunteer fire-
fighter. She added that fires from


lightning strikes are common this
time of year, because the vegeta-
tion is so dry.
"The rain we've received the
last few days is helping but we're
still not out of the woods yet," she
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News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan
to deal with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they
need your help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi-
tional comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W Fifth Ave.f
and, the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee.
Service Center at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission
of forms is June 15.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify thq needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners 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 prioritiz-
ing 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.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA, rural housing service can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (8S63) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
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NES announces students receiving academic awards


North .Elementary School is
pleased to announce its award
winning students for the fourth
nine weeks of the 2005-2006
schoolyear.
The following students earning
awards arid honor roll included:
Second grade students Reading
Awards: Hassariein Espinoza,
Kylee Field, Krystle Harris, Madison
Mayer, Candelario Vega, and
Robert Watson.
Math Awards for the second
grade students are Alyssa Deese,
Kiyaunna Fleming, Devin Hillard,
Tyler Ogle, Josey Pearce and Alana
Xuna.
Honor Roll students earning a
4.0 G.P.A. in the third grade are:
Kelsie Chartier, Hannah Raulerson,
Jessica Turgeon and Macy Watt.
Merit Roll students with a 3.5 to 3.9
G.P.A. was Adrian Fisher, Alexis
Hair, Sarah Hurst, Abigail O'Hara,
Samantha Plummer, Travis Regis-
ter, Terrance Robertson, Lexi Ward,
Cameron White, and Jordan Wilk-
erson.
Scholarship winners that earn-
ing a 3.0 to 3.4 GP.A. for the third
grade are: Isabella Alonxo, Hunter
Bosworth, Joseph Cabrera, Chad
Clance, Birana Cor rales, Rebeka
Ford, Zane Ford, Savannah Frady,


Leah Furse, Alexis Gopher, Hailey
Greeson, Fabiola Guzman, Tonya
Hager, Meredith Hillard, Lucero
Jaimes, Angelena Jernigan, Omar
Jimenez, Lia Keith, Courtney
Kkesner, Austin McGlamory, Lane
Rhodes, Saul Rios, Carlos Rojas,
Josie Stratton, Kristal Vega, Katie
Waldron, Cassidy
Watford, Andrew
Wheeler, and
Ronesia Wing-
field. Special
recognition
awards were -
given to Abraham Baltazar, Bran-
don Carter, Allaina Corrales, Kate-
lyn Cox, Catarino Garza, Omar
Gazga, Francisco Gomez, Kris-
tianne Ibay, Jackie Raya, Sarah
Rodgers, Kimberly Sisson, and
Rodolfo Torres. Mrs. Waldron's
third grade class for outstanding
super achiever is Joseph Cabrera,
Lucero Jaimes and, Ernesto
Sanchez. Most improved students
are Julia Aguirre, Adrian Gonzalez,
and Jacqueline Raya.
Fourth grade awards for stu-
dents selected as Terrific Kids are:
Selena Bowman, Leticia Cabrera,
Khrysta Herndon, Erin Hudson,
Uriel Nunez, David Powell, Maria
Elena Ramirez, Cynthia.Rodriguez,


Rachel Roehm, Jose Valles, Diego
Vega, and Jessica Wisener. Special
recognition students were Josh
Amadon, Brent Baughman,
Hunter Berggren, Ariana Bustos,
Quanerra Coleman, Adam Davis,
Kelly Mauldin, Cayla McDugald,
Lane Register, Cynthia Rodriguez,
Liz Romero, Dallas San Miguel, and
AnnaWest.
Students earning Scholarship
Awards with a 3.0 to 3.4 G.PA. are:
Tekelsha Andrews, Mikael Beloff,
Maggie Buccino, Briana Cross,
Alec Deese, Kaylen Fulford, Natali
Garcia, Kimberly Mullin, Christian
O'Connor, Monica Reyes, Raela
Ridley, Hannah Sadler, Jaisalyn
Santiago, Stephanie Sellers, Julian
Silvas, Tyler Smith, Justin Thorpe,
Justin Travieso, Diego Vega, and
CoryVickers.
Fourth grade students earning
Merit Roll with a 3.5 to 3.9 G.P.A.
are: Selena Bowman, Tristan
Dubois, Marcus Garcia, James
Marcum, Tristan Mavroides, Bran-
don McKee, Rhiannon Robshaw,
Saiti Sawka, Karyna Villalpando,
Destinee Villarreal, and Jessica
Wisener.
Those fourth grade students
earning the Honor Roll with a 4.0
G.P.A: grade point average includ-


ed: Irfan Chaudhary, Jefferson
Davis, Khrysta HErndon, Rachel
Roehm, and Cody Walker.
Perfect attendance for the entire
year for the fourth grade classes
are: Alberto Ceja, Adam Davis,
Natali Garcia, Jose Gomez, Trenton
Moutschka, Kimberly Mullin, Clay-
ton Norsworthy, Mikeshia Tillman
and Destinee Villarreal.
The award for Top A.R. Points
goes to Cody Walker, Rhiannon
Robshaw and Irfan Chaudhary.
Mrs. Waldrons' fourth grade
awards for outstanding super
achiever awards are: Oscar Galle-
gos, Natali Garcia, Adilene Hern-
ndez, Monica Reyes, and Jose
Valles. Most improved students
selected are: Arian Bustos, Israel
Castillo, and Maria Elena Ramirez.
Fifth grade award students
earning Mrs. Waldrons' Awards for
Outstanding and Super Achiever
students are: Maria Bucio, Julieo
Chavez, Diego Gamez, Alma Gar-
cia, and Joana Torres.
Students who earned the award
for 'Most Improved' students are:
Luis Martinez, Jose Reinoza and
Rosalind Yanez.
The Social Studies Award goes
to Sarah Davis, and Julio Chavez.
The Math Award winners for


the fifth grade are: Shelby Muller,
Ricardo Calzada, Jenna Rath, Ale-
jandro Diaz, and Luis Martinez. The
Science Lab Award went to Aubrey
Robertson. The Language Award
winners are Taeler Logan, Edwin
Robles, Josh Taylor, Jeffery Griffin,
and Maci Thomas. The Science
Award winners were Tyler Chartier
and Jarred Radford.
The Presidential Award Win-
ners are: Diego Gamez, Cade Hans,
Jordan Canevari, Jenna Rath,
Jarred Radford, Nikki St. Pierre, Jes-
sica Wheeler, Alma Garcia,
Matthew Hapner, Jacob Greseth,
Samantha Rivero, James Steiert,
Alex Guido, Jami Sanchez, Bren-
don Jonassaint, Paige McElroy,
Damien Womble, Tyler Chartier,
Sarah Davis, Nicholas Flood, Kyla
Hargraves, Jackie O'Connor, Krista
Pope, Aubrey, Robertson, Alexis
Smith, Maci Thomas, and Korey
Walters.
Terrific Kids for the fifth grade
are: Olga Carrasco, Jonathan
Castillo, Lea Cole, Brianne Crane,
Michael Crews, Kyla Hargraves,
Nayeli Pacheco, Jose Reinozo,
Aubrey Robertson, Sergio Mercado
and Haley Burkhalter.
Special Recognition Awards"
went to: Andrew Anuez, Erena Bil-


lie, Shane Crawford, Alex
Estremera, Narda Morales, Shelby
Muller, Cheyenne Smith, Rosalinda
Yanez, Ricardo Calzada, and Eliza-
beth Duffield.
Scholarship students with a 3.0
to a 3.4 G.P.A. are: Maria Bucio,
Jacob Domer, Ami Edwards,
Ja'Juanza Ford, Miracle Grace,
Hunter Hair, Cade Hans, Casey
Hurtst, Taeler Logan, Alexis Lopez,
Lexi Manson, Chelsey McDaniel,
Saria Salgado, Kodi Stephen, Joan-
na Torres, Starlene Hamill, Analilia
Serrano, Destini Perry, and Sidarius
Whitaker.
Merit Roll with a 3.5 to a 3.9
G.P.A. are: Diego Gamez, Alma
Garcia, Matthew Hapner, Dalton
Hodges, Paige McElroy, James
Steiert, Nikki St. Pierre, Cheyenne
Thibodeau, Krista Ward, and
DamienWomble.
Honor Roll students with a 4.0
G.P.A. for the fifth grade are: Jordan
Canevari, Tyler Chartier, Sarah
Davis, Nicholas Flood, Jacob Gre-
seth, Alex Guido, Kyla Hargraves,
Brendon Jonassaint, Jackie O'Con-
nor, Krista Pope, Jarred Radford,
Jenna Rath, Samantha Rivero,
Aubrey Robertson, Jami Sanchez,
Alexis Smith, Maci Thomas, Korey
Walters, and Jessica Wheeler.


IRCC to present


award-winning show


The Indian River Community
College Hallstrom Planetarium
will present the award-winning
show, ."Bear Tales and Other
Grizzly Stories." Marvel at the
"bears" in the sky during this fas-
cinating multi-media presenta-
tion. Audiences will take a camp-
ing trip under the stars as
Grandpa regales the family with
stories about how the constella-
tions of bears in the sky got their
long tails, as well as other myths
and folklore.
This fanciful program, written
by Jon Bell, IRCC Hallstrom Plan-
etarium Director, took third place
in the 1998 Eugenides Founda-
tion/International Planetarium
Society scriptwriting competi-
tion.
"Bear Tales and Other Grizzly
Stories" will be presented on Sat-
urday, June 3. Planetarium show
times are Friday evenings at 7 and
8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons


at 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $3
each and may be purchased in
advance or 30 minutes prior to
show times at the IRCC Box
Office, depending on availability.
Planetarium shows are recom-
mended for adults and for chil-
dren over the age of four. The
Hallstrom Planetarium's temper-
ature is maintained at 72 degrees
for the benefit of the system's
optics and electronics. Visitors
may want to bring a sweater.
Tickets for all shows may be
purchased at the IRCC Box Office
at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center
on Monday through Friday
between 11 :a.m. and 3 p.m. or
by telephone with VISA, Master-
Card, or American Express. The
IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts Center is
located on the Main Campus at
3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce. For information, call the
IRCC Box Office at 462-4750 or 1-
866-400-7529 (PLAY).


ATV complaints on the rise


Sheriff Paul C. May has
released the following informa-
tion to the public on June 1,
2006.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriffs Office would like to
remind the citizens of the Coun-
ty the ATVr r restricted to
private property, We are just a
few days in to the summer and
are already receiving an
increase in complaint of juve-
niles riding ATV s in residential
areas.
The Sheriff ,s Office will be
starling a more concentrated
patrol of residential areas,
focusing on ATV, go-cart, and
other motorized vehicles being
operated on the County road-
ways and right-of-ways. This
enforcement will be focused on
education of the public and the
enforcement of Florida law.
Due to the complaints being


received are mostly involving
juveniles, when the stop is
made for riding On the County
roadways or right-of-ways, the
parents/guardians of juveniles
will be contacted and informed
of the situation and the par-
ents/guardians will be responsi-
ble for any action taken.
Sheriff Paul C. May would
like to remind the citizens of
Okeechobee County that
schools are out for the summer.
And with it being summer time
the youth of the County will be
out during the day so please
remember to use caution while
traveling the roadways through-
out the County.
Please contact Lieutenant
William Markham (P.I.O.) at the
Okeechobee County Sheriffs
Office for any questions. Office:
(863) 763-3117 Fax: (863) 763-
6366.


Obituaries


Ann J. Land
Ann J: Land, age 92 of Okee-
chobee, died Wednesday, May 31,
2006 at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. She was born Dec.
17, 1913 in Alabama and moved
to Okeechobee n 1988. She
enjoyed fishing as a hobby.
She is survived by her husband
of 47 years, Millage T. Land of
Okeechobee; daughter Betty
Blackman of Ridgecrest, Calif.;
stepsons of Lafayette, Ind.; step-,
daughter from Lafayette, Ind. and
numerous grandchildren and
great- grandchildren.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Joe S. Thran
Joe S. Thran, age 83, passed
away Thursday, June 1, 2006 at
Raulerson Hospital. He was
born July 17, 1922 in Chicago,.
Ill. to the late Norman and Leila
Thran and had been a resident
of Okeechobee.for the past 29
years. Mr. Thran served in the
United States Army and loved to
fish. -
He is preceded in death by
his loving wife Gertrude, and
brother-in-law, George(Elsie)
Spetz of Homer Glen, Ill.
The family has decided not
to hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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IRCC presents Ira Levin's 'Deathtrap'


Homicide and humor will be
the two main ingredients when
Indian River Community College
presents Ira Levin's devilishly
clever comedy "Deathtrap," June
8 10 at 8 p.m. and a Saturday
matinee June 10 at 2 p.m. at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center. Death-
trap, whose author is best known
for the novels "Rosemary's.
Baby" and "The Stepford Wives,"
was awarded an "Edgar" by the
Mystery Writers of America dur-
ing its long run on Broadway.
The ingenious plot begins
when successful writer Sidney
Bruhl, played by Logan Harring-
*ton of Plant City, is struggling to
overcome a 17-year dry spell
which has resulted in a string of
failures on Broadway and a short-
age of funds. While supporting
himself by teaching seminars at a
university, Sidney receives a script
from former student Clifford
Anderson, played by Eric Diaz of
Melbourne! which reads like a
surefire hit. Although it is perfect
as written, Sidney'develops a plan
with the assistance of his wife, to
collaborate with the student,
killing him if necessary, to steal
the play and present it as his own.
Once Clifford accepts Sydney's
offer to collaborate and share
writing credit on the play, the
game of suspense begins.
One of the biggest successes
of recent Broadway history, this


S:; if. Submitted to Okeechobee News
Actors in the Ira Levin play, 'Deathtrap' from left to right are: Katie Johnson, Kacie Kelly, Jer-
maine Thornton, Eric Diaz, Logan Harrington.


thriller will hold audience mem-
bers enthralled until the, final,
startling moment of the play.
Tickets for "Deathtrap" cost $12
and may be purchased through
the IRCC Box Office at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center on


Monday through Friday, 11:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or by tele-
phone with VISA, American
Express, Discover, and Master-
Card. The IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts
Center is located on the Main
Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue


in Fort Pierce. Tickets will be sold
on a first-come first-serve basis
and sell out quickly. For more
information, call the IRCC Box
Office at (863) 462-4750 or at its
new toll-free number, 1-800-220-
9915.


John R. Ard
Licensed Real Estate Broker

909 S. Parrott Ave., Suite L
Okeechobee, FL 34974

Bill Marcum, Associate

(863) 763-0011 Fax: (863) 467-7264


Prepare to join the ranks of the
best trained chefs in the most
prestigious restaurants in the
world. Find out what's cooking at
Indian River Community Col-
lege's Culinary Institute of the
Treasure Coast at an Open House,
Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m., in the
Richardson Center on the IRCC
Mueller Campus inr Vero Beach.
The Open House will provide
extensive program information, a
tour of the facilities, financial aid
information, and assistance with
the application process.
This selective admissions pro-
gram leads to an Associate in
Applied Science degree in restau-
rant management with a culinary
arts, specialty. Graduates will be
prepared with practical experi-
ences in food preparation,
kitchen management, budgeting,
purchasing and restaurant opera-
tions. The Culinary Institute will
admit only 24 students for the fall.
2006 program, so sign up today!
For more information call Sherrie
Coleman at (772) 226-2511, the
IRCC Information Call Center at 1-


(866) 866-4722. The Culinary
Institute of the Treasure (oast at
IRCC... where preparation is the
key ingredient.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Nonagenarian
Arlina Ireland will cele-
brate her 90th' birthday,
Sunday, June 4 at her
home. Friends and family
are welcomed to join her.


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4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 3,2006


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
CANALS: I came down from up north to button my stuff down for
hurricane season and I see that no body has cleaned our canals in Trea-
sure Island. With the taxes I am paying this should be done before the
hurricane season.

SMELL: I was just wondering where this awful smell is coming from.
This is hard on people with asthma and lung disease. You don't see the
smoke but you smell it.


Letter to the Editor


Movies may
confuse the weak
There has been an assault
against the deity and name of
Jesus Christ recently through sev-
eral sources. A few months ago,
we had the "Judas Factor" around
Easter. A movie was released ele-
vating this traitor to near saint-
hood while at the same time
attempting to reduce Jesus Christ
to an imposter and hypocrite.
Now we have the blasphe-
mous movie, "The DaVinci Code"
to contend with as Hollywood
depicts our Lord as the father of


children born to Mary Magdalene
and other outlandish accusations.
There is a spirit in the world today
trying to bring Christ down to the
level of mortal man. This is the
spirit of the anti Christ spoken in
the book of Revelations.
While Jesus needs no defense,
our youth need us to speak out on
behalf of the Biblical truths. The
book and movie, "The DaVinci
Code" are no more a false story
and myth. It is written as a novel
and therefore is not fact. Yet it has
the potential to deceive and con-
fuse weak Christians and espe-
cially our youth. Seeds of doubt


can be planted in their impres- they bow their knee and confess
sionable mind. who he is.


The Christian faith is safe
grounds to attack and assault. If
"they" tried it on other religions,
their followers would protest
mightily and march in the streets.
We need not let such lies put by
skeptics and atheists trouble us to
the point of discouragement, yet
we must be aware of Satan and
his devises. Jesus Christ is still
king; he's still God, robed in flesh
who came to earth to save
mankind. Those making these
movies and writing these books
will soon acknowledge him when


Young people don't believe the
lies presented to you by unbeliev-
ers and corrupt minds. When the
naysayers are in their graves and
forgotten by the world, Jesus
Christ will still be the king of kings
and the Lord of lords.
For truth and facts concerning
this most important issue and to
counteract "The DaVinci Code"
you can call 1-888-334-9680 and
ask for a video or cassette called
"The DaVinci Myth." It is by Dr.
James Kennedy.
Rosemay Duvall


SEAT BELT: This is about the person that ran into a car while fasten-
ing their seatbelt. Florida law states that you are supposed to have your
seatbelt fastened while the car is in motion. Which means you are sup-
posed to have it fastened before you start moving. So how exactly did
you run into the back of a car while you were fastening your seatbelt?

MOVING VIOLATION: This is in response to the person who said he
had an auto accident because he was trying to fasten his seat belt and
lost control of his car. Next time, try. to-engage brain before starting
engine. Obviously, you are supposed to fasten your seatbelt before you
start the car. Remember, drMrig is a privilege, not a right.

SEXUAL OFFENDERS: I am becoming more and more concerned
about the number of sexual offenders moving into our community. Not
.only do we have a very high per capital number of sex ual'offenders, but
the number of sexual predators in Okeechobee County has tripled in
the past year. I am a parent and I check the FDLE website a few times a
year,to find out if there are .any predators in my neighborhood. For
many years there only two registered sexual predators in Okeechobee
County. Now the website lists six predators. These are not just people
who have been accused. These are people who have been convicted in
a court of law, served time and were released. In some cases, the vic-
tims were under the age of 12. Check out
http:,//,ww3.fdle.state.fl.us/soput and you will see how mahy there
are. You can even put in your own home address and do a neighbor-
hood search to find out who is living in your area. I suppose that under
the law, after they finish their sentence, these people can live where
they choose, but as parents we have a right to know if any registered
sex offenders are in our neighborhood, so we can warn our children to
slay away from them.

DOGS LOOSE: I live in the Lazy 7 area and I am becoming increas-
ingly concerned about the number of dogs running loose. When a few
of them get together and they start running around in a pack, they can
be very aggressive. The kids are out of school for the summer and we
should not have to worry about stray dogs coming into the yard when
they are playing. If this continues, I am going to have to call animal con-
trol and have them picked up. Homeowners need to keep their dogs at
home. We have a county law that requires dogs be contained in a fence
or on a leash if outside the home, If the dogs are running around loose,
they will wind up in the animal shelter. Some people think their dogs
never leave their yards, but they have no idea what the dogs do when
the owners are not at home.

ATVS: I am responding to the comments about the dangers of the
four-wheelers. Every weekend it seems there are people in the emer-
gency room due to accidents with these vehicles. They are very danger-
ous. I can't understand why a parent would even allow a child to ride
anATV, especially unsupervised. But the very least a parent should do is
keep the kids on the ATVs off the roads. I am glad to hear our deputies
are-finally starting to enforce the law. If they catch someone riding an.
ATV on the street, they should confiscate the ATV That \vould put a stop,
to it, and that's probably the only way they will be able to control it.


Community Events

Book discussion group
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
next Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The book to be read and dis-
cussed is 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meet-
ing for the season. The next meeting will be in September. The
library is located at 206 S.W. Second St. For more information
call Jan Fehrman at .8631 357-9980.

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.

Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their
annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for
Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors
and anyone interested in' donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon
for details at (863) 763-0999.




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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is
an organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in
the American Revolution and promote pride in America. They will
hold their monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month.
The next meeting will be .Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at
Oakview Baptist Church, Building B, 677 S.W. 32nd St. If you are
interested, we welcome your visit. For information, contact.Kenna
Noon at (863) 763-2815 or (863) 634-5669..
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May.
An invitation to attend is extended to anyone eligible for member-
ship in NSDAR. For information call secretary Kenna Noonan at
(863) 763-2815, or registrar Donna Webster at (863) 763-7056.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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 First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

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 Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of O6r Savior,200 N.W Third St. e"" .
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film.. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceedswill
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320:
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrotll Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
SBible 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. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For.
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.mi at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee. County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893..
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to
welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at VF.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited.For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.


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Community Events

Book signing Saturday
A book signing will be held by Betty Chandler Williamson, co-
author of Strolling Down Country Roads Okeechobee County, Satur-
day, June 3 at Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave. from 10 a.m. until
noon and from 1p.m. until 4 p.m. at Eli's Western Wear store, 907 W.
N. Park St.
Women's ministry plan fashion show
Women's Ministry of Resurrection Life Church,' 1803 S.W. Third
Ave., will host a "GLitz and Glam" fashion show and luncheon on Sat-
urday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per person
and.tickets must be purchased in advance. For information, call (863)
763-7770.
Discussing the DaVinci Code
A discussion on the DaVinci Code will be held at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W St. on Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information call Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
5479.
Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will hold their Vacation
Bible School from June 5 through June 9 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The
theme for this.years' event will be 'Boomerang Bonanza.' There will
be classes for all ages. For information call (863) 763-7743.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at. (863)
763-4630.
Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High School
building. The meeting is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For
information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 8, 6 p.m., at the Pier II Meeting Room,
2200 Highway 441 SE. Plans are being made for Labor Day, summer
fun, and legislative activity. All members are encouraged to attend.
IRCC will present comedy
IRCC will present Ira Levin's devilish clever comedy, Deathtrap
from June 8 through June 10, at 8 p.m. and as a Saturday matinee,
June 10 at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 VirginiaAve. in
Fort Pierce. The cost is $12. For information call 1 (800) 220-9915.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host ayard sale on Friday, June 9'
and Saturday, June 10, from-8a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
this location.

Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23 Lane, will hold a
yard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC Fellow-
ship HalL

Mr. and Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers will sponsor their.
annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday, June 17
at the Okeechobee.High School Lecture Hall. We will have the same
coordinators as in the past, Donnie Arnold (863) 634-6464 or Darlene
Stokes (863) 763-3430. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents
only. Deadline to enter will be Sunday June 11 at 5 p.m. Applications
can be picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio
Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This
year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nursery
will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class.
Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Center to hold hurricane awareness meeting
A Hurricane Awareness Program will be held at the Buckhead
Ridge Senior Connections Community Center, located next the Fire
Department on U.S. 78 W, on Wednesday, June 14, starting at 1 p.m.
Speakers include representatives of Project Hope, American Red Cross,
and Glades County Emergency Management. Open meeting. Call Bon-
nie Shop at (863) 467-1253 or (863) 467-5424 for more information.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament
will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green
fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help
defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or
to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is
Saturday, June 10.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp
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 regis-
tered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863)
453-3627 for information and an application.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W32nd St., will host their Vacation
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 am. Registration forms may
be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the
church office. For information, call (863)763-1699.






The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 3,2006 SPORTS 5


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Softball champs
Dixie Darlings Softball Champs are Drawdy Construction.
They ended their season with a record of 9 wins and 3
losses. They won both the first half and the second half of
their division. In no particular order, Baylee Farless, Jor-
dan Lawlis, Julia Herrera, Ashlee Gopher, Aubry Reister,
Mikaela Queen, Ashley Carter, Makayla Underwood, Abby
Lozano, Autumn Perry and Danielle Martinez. The head
coach was Greg Farless, assistant coach was Jason
Lawliss and second assistant coach was Randy Reister.:
Congratulations for a great season.


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Submitted to Okeecnobee News
Former Brahman golfer Eric Diefenbach shows the form that
helped him qualify for the U.S. Open sectional round of com-
petition to be held at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa in June.

Former Brahman advances
n u-lifte
in the U.S. Open qualifier
By Lorna Jablonski the team's first trip to the state
Okeechobee News championships in 1998. He was
the Brahman's number one golfer
Eric Diefenbach, 24, formerly of during his senior year at which
Okeechobee and n9 to tie in Su- time he was imried to participate in
art, shot a 3-the prestigious NationalHigh
ond place and earn himself a spothe prestigious Naonal High
in the U.S. Open sectional round of School. Golf Championship in
competition to be held at Old Orlando. He went on to capture
Memorial Golf Club in,Tampa.on All-American honors at the end of
June 6. 0, *in*,) .:; high school career.
Diefenbach, a 2000,graduate of Mr. Diefenbach now works as a
Okeechobee High School, was an caddie in Hobe Sound at: the
outstanding golfer while still in Medalist, a Greg Norman goll
high school. He was a key factor in course..


Chobee bulls
announce sign-ups
The Chobee Bulls football
program will hold sign-ups on
June 3 from 9,a.m., until 2 p.m.'
at the New Endeavor field house.
For information contact Kim'
Cline at (863) 467-9580 or (863)
447-6063.

Summer softball
meeting scheduled
Okeechobee County Parks &
Recreation Department has
scheduled an organizational
meeting for all interested man-
agers, players and officials. It will
take place on Thursday, June 8
at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98
North. Team 'fees will be: men's
league-$375; women's league-
$300 and co-ed-$300. Team fees-
must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday,
June 16 to be included in the
league. Games are scheduled to
begin the week of June 26. For
information call (863) 763-6950.

f Pop Warner grid
Ssgn-upsslated
S Pop Warner footbal'- and
f cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports


Complex on June 10, June 24,
July I and July 15 trom 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In,
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
certificate..
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
Sunday, June 4, at the Okee--
chobee softball complex across
from Yearling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules wvilh unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will
be a home run derby, and give-
aways throughout the day. .
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.


O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8.:The camp is sched-
uled for June 12-16, from 9 a.m.
until noon at Osceola Middle
School. The cost is $50 per player
and includes a T-shirt and water
bottle with early registration. You
may pick up a registration form,
in the O.H.S. main office or call
Coach May at (863) .634-5836.
Oakview Baptist,
sponsors Sports Camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp from
July 10 through 14 at the Okee-
p.chobee Freshman Campus.
There will be two separate ses-
sions. The first session will be
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. each
morning and will feature base-
ball for boys and soccer for
girls. The second session will be
frof 1I until 3:30 p.m. each
afternoon and feature softball
for girls and soccer for boys.
The, cost of the camp will be $60
per person all daV (includes
lunch) or $45'per p.son for the
half-day session. T'e camp is
open to children age 4 through
sixth grade. For information


contact Ruslt Brooks at (.863)
763-1699. To enroll stop by the
church office at 677 S.W. 32nd
St. or go to the church web site
at www.oakviewbaptist.org.
Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is offering five
weeks of recreational tennis les-
sons at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 5, and ending on Fri-
day, July 7. Each student will
have three lessons a week for five
weeks. Classes are determined
by the grade you will be in this
fall.
Private lessons are also avail-
able during the summer.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.
Tourney trail
changes slate
.The Christian Team Trail will
riot be holding their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.


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TNventy-four students from Russ
Adams Taekwondo America trav-
eled to Moss Park in Orlando to
compete in a yearly regional tour- i
nament.
All 24 students returned to ard
Okeechobee with trophies for their !
efforts. The winners were Cody
Raulerson-forms; Alex Hernandez-
forms & one-steps; Anthony Her-
nandez-forms & one-steps; Travis .M. 4
McKenna-forms & one-steps;
Kevin Holt-spirit award; Johnathan i
Guitron-forms, sparring and Y" -
weapons; Kimberly Marker-forms _...
& sparring; Neresa McLaren-spirit
award; Disan Hernandez-forms &
one-steps; Ricky Lopez-forms &
one-steps; Fernandeo Lopez-spar-
ring; Donnie Watson, Jr.-forms &
one-steps; Michael Lazaro-spar-
ring; McKayla Skinnier-forms; R. J.
Tedders-forms; Sarah Weaver- Submitted to Okeecrnobee News/Sunni Adams
forms & sparring; Isaac Weaver- Twenty-four students from Russ Adams Taekwondo America traveled:to-Moss Park in Orlan-
forms, sparring & weapons; Caleb do for a regional tournament. All 24 earned awards. The students displaying their awards
Weaver-forms, .spirit award & were (in no particular order) Rocky Chauhan, Donnie Watson, Jr., McKayla Skinner, Disan
weapons; Samual Weaver-spar- Hernandez, Ricky Lopez, Alex Hernandez, Malaya Wright, Michael Lazaro, Sean Chauhan,
weapons; Rockan yChauhan-spirit Fernando Lopez, Travis McKenna, Kevin Holt, Kimberly Marker, Anthony Hernandez, Cody
award; Payton Byrd-spirit award; Raulerson and Johnathan Guitron. They were joined in the picture by their instructor Russ
Byron Byrd-spirit award; Malaya Adams (Bottom left). Not pictured were Neresa McLaren, R.J. Tedders, Sarah Weaver, Isaac
Wright-forms. Weaver, Caleb Weaver, Samual Weaver, Payton Byrd and Byron Byrd.

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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 3, 2006


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Jim Davson
Assistant pastor, First United
Methodist Church
Everyone has been wronged
by someone at some point in their
lives. As Christians we are told
that we should forgive those who
have wronged us. Yet some of us
find that forgiveness is a very diffi-
cult thing to do since the pain that
we have in us runs so deep..
It makes the thought of for-
giveness seem like a stupid thing
to do on our behalf. After all, how
could someone do such a thing to
me? What did I ever do to deserve
this?
We may have wondered from
time to time whether or not the
Lord would treat us harshly if we
refuse to forgive others. We have
rationalized our feelings with
questions. Will God understand
the pain I have been caused by
this person? How about when
trust has been broken beyond


repair? Surely God understands
that it would be a dumb thing for
me to do if I were to give com-
plete forgiveness. They could or
would probably do it again to me,
and I don't think that I could ever
bear that again.
In Matthew 18:23-34 Jesus told
a parable about forgiveness in
answer to Peter's question:
"How many times shall I for-
give my brother when he sins
against me?" (verse 21). Jesus
spoke of a king who commanded
a servant to be sold along with his
family to pay for the debt that he
has owed (10,000 talents, which
would amount to several million
dollars in our present economy).
But then the king forgave the ser-
vant and canceled the debt when
the servant begged him. (verses
23-27).
The forgiven servant then
found another servant who owed
him a small amount of money
(100 denarii, or about 16 dollars


in today's economy) and would
not forgive him, but rather threw
him into prison (Matthew 18:28-
30). When the other servants wit-
nessed what happened, they
reported it to the master (verse
31). The master then ordered the
wicked slave to be tortured until
he repaid all that was owed to
him (verses 32-34).
It is in this context that Jesus
said, "This is how my heavenly
Father will treat each of you
unless you forgive your brother
from your heart (Matthew 18:35).
Jesus is making a very important
and very serious point to Peter.
Peter needed to realize that as a
human being he was completely
incapable of paying the debt he
owed to God. (Peter, like all of us,
was morally indebted to God
because of sin.) Peter was repre-
sented by the man who had an
insurmountable debt. But God
had freely forgiven Peter of all of
His indebtedness.


The story thus communicates
the truth that Peter was obligated
to forgive others who may have
wronged him because their
wrongs were a mere pittance in
comparison with the wrong Peter
had done to God and for which he
had received forgiveness. To not
forgive others in such circum-
stances invites God's discipline
and judgment on your life, a judg-
ment that you would not want to
face when knowing what God
has done for you.
Forgiveness is given by God to
you when you ask Him for it. It is
also to be given to others, no mat-
ter what they have done to you,
when asked for. God has forgiven
so much in our lives that we
would be amazed at the sins He
has forgiven that we are not even
aware of. Let us try to understand
the heart of God that is behind His
forgiveness, it is a heart that is
filled with unconditional love.
What is your heart filled with?

Religion
Briefs

Church offers
program for families
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will
hold classes on Tuesday morn-
ings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for
parents and pre-school children.
The curriculum will explore
God's word through activity cen-
ters. There will also be a special
class for parents. For information
or to register, call Angela at (863)
763-4021.

Discussing the
DaVinci Code
A discussion on the DaVinci
Code will. be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W
St. on Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20,
and 27 at 6:30 p.m. For informa-
tion call Everglades Baptist
Church at (863) 467-5479.

Vacation Bible
School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Bap-
tist Church will hold their Vaca-
tion Bible School from June 5
through June 9 from 7 p.m. until 9
p m. The theme for this years'
:, \\ill be 'Boomerang Bonan-
za.' There will be classes for all
ages. For information call (863)
763-7743.


Christian Church
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500


Pastor David Robertson
www.buckheadridgecc.co'n


2


First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
gfci (Next to Bank of America)
www.fumcokee.com




--Vy 1tlicL Bafptist lYur

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



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PALM VILLAGE RANCH BEAUT) NOT 1OUR ORDINARY HOME
2005 2/2 Scottbilt Manufactured Home that sits on a deeded lot in a 55+ Community.
Steel and concrete skirting, wind zone 3 construction. All available upgrades.
Completely furnished, professional window treatments. Carpet, vinyl tile. Enjoy the
co cnpi;. n in, ,. ren0 owr n Florinda Room HOA dus onl\ $2C1 00 per month.
.;ccea ro thl- club h6m e. pool, etc A. MlUST EE O nefr tnancin; a. .il. $165,000 Next
to Ihi'.v ypert-' Il al: ha, a -.tr rat lun,, i.hich : a i ac r lot. (#91060).
Referred Propertis Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic. R.E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S. 863-763-8222


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Preferred Properties Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.


Kathy Godwin ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker

3126 HwY..441 S. 863-763-8222 A E
MI~ilB 9. a^^ ^ llJ I. A^^ ^


addibon. iard is fenced and beaubfully main-
tained" Call for appointment $89,900 (#91441i
2). This s a beautiful 2/2 mobile home that shot i
like a model Overlooking a pnvate lake. Plus a
CBS guest home included 1, 1 also overlooking pri-
vate lake 2 wall A/C uiurs in house Sprinkler sys-
tem $157.000. 11191406)
3). Nice three bedroom, n-o bath Modular home on
halt acre in Dixie Ranch. Large side yard. Great
family home! Come take a look' $177,000 (#91420;
4). Remodeled & excepbonally clean' 2/2 SVIMH
wi Fla room addt & extra storage, fenced, paved
dnve, cone carport, water s.st, CAH fruit trees,
chainlmk fence, water -ystem. Ready to mose in
Easy to see.(a91159)
5). Luurinous Taylor Creek waterfront executive
home with l-boat ramn le.adlin rn I ake O 522s211


3 bddable lots 1 on Taylor Creek Call Listng
office for detailed list of amenities $1,300 01i0
i#91353)
6). Ready for occupancy Clean, attordable DIVNTH
includes: chain link back yard, attached carport.
storm awnirungs, family\ room, eat in bar Must see to
appreciate $99,000 i(913551
71. Beautiful Lot in Taylor Creek with a 1980 2/2
SVH-IH, large screen porch. large boat hlit If you
ike to trih this is the place for you $146 900
#191211)
8). This is a large DIVMH with a totally fenced
yard. new metal root. newer a/c, 12x25 large,
rajied pato newer siding and a large shed New
washer and dryer also sta\' A bargain at $118,000'1
I( 90684j
91. '85 D\'M1- 3.'2. great condition vaulted ceil-


ings w.'it v k light.; replace. large rion.ia room,
screer.ed porch and fenced backward with pri acy.
2 car concrete drive with brck walkways around
home 2 metal sheds tor storage Come take a look
Key in sting otice $135 000. 1I912311
10). Nice tn.o bedroom, h-wo bath on corner lot in
Pine Ridge Park. Chain link fence fireplace A-king
$120:i.000 911541
11). Two bedroom one bath mobile on lot in
Ki'-sn-imee River Estates Asking 574 900 Bring all
offers. "V4.900. f(913511
12). Beautiful 4 95 acres. bordered bN natural creek
or, one side 1iithi 3,2 1999 DWIMH. Home is neat
and clean i.nh cornputer roomifotfice and separate
uoJrly room. all appliances stay! 30x10 wood deck
on font Detached carport and CBS storage bldg
i'ith electric Fenced pasture. Reduced $2401.100) .
i'S9750i)


.U.LL Ti lF -I E ...'. .V.tinI.r A q.ck.n.. ..... ........ ....... 634-9753 John God win .. . ....... .. .......6610-S.152
jerri Hill ................ ...... . .. .634-6-96 Barbara A.4 ... .......... . ......... 631.4352 Ke in Foster . . ..... .634-..03
Barbara Coleman .. ...... . ..... 454-014S Ppmin Aloblen ............. ... ........ 467-.5769 Alarcia Bardir .. ... . . .. 63. -1229
Robert Bob" Brakke ................ ..-167-5336 'flte Ann ihtford .....................634-73U Sandra l\ar.on .... ....... .........45W -0229
Billy Hill Ir. ....................... 634-0516 Chuck Gillespie ...................... 697-1451 Amy Dais ... ............ ...... 634-3656
Karen McLean .. ....... ......... 634-5949 Sleryl Byrd .................. .........634-3572 AnnHancock ... ...................... 447-2254
Barbara McClellan ...................... 634-7547 Tina weaver .... ... ..................610-4-13 Bet;y Sheffield ........ ...... ......... 697-S610
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PIPPIN PROPERTIES
www.pippinproperties.net
SUnited 210 NTVW Park St., Sle. 202,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
country .Office 63-763-3566
SCraig Ealon Cell 863-697-0964
--.., lim Pippin Cell 863-634-6134
Ruthi Pippin Cell 863-634-1503
Linda Thornton Cell 561-25248383
I. Naihan Pippn., Lic. Real E na, Broker Julie Turner Cell 863-697-1649
Sa. .,- ,: ir Nio One Knouw The Country Like lVe Do'
BASSWOOD


311 N. E. 2nd St.
(behind Regions Bank next to State Farm Ins.]






SClosings Garage. This home located
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Title Searches 4- .at 3557 NW 36th Street on a o s o
License No. E052261 corner lot with a 6 x 17 open
front porch is a must see!!

S i- 0 F CALL JIM PIPPIN AT 863-634-6134
FOR AN APPOINTMENT.



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Trefrred Properties'
Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic. R.E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S. 863-763-8222
prefprop@earthlink.net ww.preferredpropertiesofokeechobee.com

FEATURE OF THE WEEK,


PALM VILLAGE RANCH BEAUTY
NOT YOUR ORDINARY HOME
2005 2 2 Scottbilt Manufactured Home that sits on a deeded lot
in a 55+ Community. Steel and concrete skirting, wind zone 3
construction. All available upgrades. Completely furnished, pro-
fessional window treatments. Carpet, vinyl tile. Enjoy the cool
evenings in your very own Florida Room. HOA dues only $20.00
per month. Access to the club house, pool, etc. A MUST SEE.
Owner financing avail. $165,000 Next to this property, agent also
has a separate listing which is a vacant lot. (491060).


Hazellief & Prevatt'
Ul~l^ ~ Realty Inc.
21.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Snecrialists On Groves. Ranches & Acreave .


, ._ ON 5 ACRES
PALM ITLLU4E R.NCH 1006-M: This is rare to tind 3Bd!2Ba
1000-H: Now b165.0i0 1994 2Bd/2Ba home, home on 5 acres near the lake. Carport &
screened porch carport and paied dnte- covered patio, 2 mobile home? on the par-
.a, Located in Palm Village Ranches 55 eel Lot size 330x6h0 Call the office to
and older comnmururm iu90060l; how. f(90516)


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ON RI A CANAL "- ."
5miM f,,'n ,,,.rl...,l d N Ig Iwl.1h /.ilaJn.. I h e EXCELLENT tIEIVS
pr, ..a.' I.Lh ,r. '.. 4 .I as, .a ttc pi S''n5019-H: Ver scluded. coded w/pine i& c.ak re
Ia l.j HT.,"r i.,-ifw f- itl hl^., i.i 1,BC ,1.I bf' ." 1i Pond., home has fireplace vildW e all anurrd ur-
plJ-. u'.- EL ..i pi..to, Ij ali jrji .n .da uip h usi. iI"tf lmrh-d ,'ood sove. big oren TA The entrance
,l a l,, ii.h:ti, ,, 1h,:..itr fiJ, .Jm...ia J.:i rod 6 no iLhe legal access road El.'cellc nl 6ciE ol
iT, . Ei.i .,urA.: r. c..,7a,'uI'. Il I'/il lthe srner tom ronl porJhl ig l"4


* lIl 1:" i'r-." Da;,e. l: I, a mr Danr, Hbrr.Mrrirl
* 5 ,ii:I ,,o F1 D,'ul I$140 4 .-
* 4 ".""r I ol, 6ac', 1, 32 000
- a ac ,d 1-3i 5x1 R 26 1 5. '5000 n


* Reucidl 20-' acre. OkeechoDb, CounN nr.e
524 i0.00uut c
t a6A on tirar 1 m 2r1r 2. QuaI Acre lou teac.n i,


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Belly 11,1-cilicl S6,11-610-014 I Re"d";
www.century2-1 okeechobee-com Eff

44
OKEECHOBEE*
"'LAND COMPANY, LLC
N. Parrott Ave. 0 (863) 763-2262
Fax (863) 763-9753 Toll Free (800) 691-OKEE
m-r-frNrymy"Fr9mimr-.2mr-9M -.1 - - -... -


Most desirable strip ot Okeechobee where the majority of "shopping" and "eating out"
takes place High volume north / south traffic through the citv provides an avenue for addi-
tional customers along with regular and seasonal chentele Check out the amenfies: all fur-
rurare e, equipment included, approx. seating for 144+/-, 4000 /- SF under roof 3496+/-
under heat/air; city water & sewer; Ig. kitchen area; service area; salad bar: 2 restrooms:
office space; storage space; off road, paved parking with room for expansion. All showings
shall be by appointment only and MUST be accompanied by a representing realtor.
POTENTIAL BUYERS MUST HAVE PROOF OF ABILITY TO PURCHASE. (90659)
REDUCED! REDUCED! REDUCED!
p.. ... .. ..... .. .. .


3/2 DWNIVH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek Isles. Master
bath has whirlpool garden tub and separate shower, large converted back
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yrs. old, full list is on file. 0190192)
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker
www.oklc.com


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A I FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE FIRM!
P Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
Bobby Tucker ~ 634-8677 & Brandon Tucker ~ 772-201-8722
Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell 357-8769 Sharon Johnson 634-6241
Jeri Wilson 634-6056 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343 Ron Staley 697-6221
Keith Pearce 634-7007 Lynne Price 634-4250 Mark Goodbread 634-6999

N.W. 7th Ave., Okeechobee (863) 763-4010
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawals without notice.
EMAIL: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com


BEAUTIFUL 10 ACRE RANCHETTE nVuORI LAKt" Uuuiv Er cS-TEO A PLACE TO HANG YOUR HEART
3BR/2BA 32x60 MH with surround 3BR/2 BA CBS w/in-ground pool Merit Modular Home. 3BR/2BA. den.
deck. 4 horse stall pole barn. Storage dome screen, privacy fenced back yard, magnificent Kicnen. enclosed in-
shed. locked pond & 'fenced. exceptional landscaping, spnnKleri, ground pool, garage &carports.
$365,000 #213A Call Ron 863-697- storage shed & double garage. $265,000 # 204B Call Lor, 863-634-
6221 $269,000. #215 Call Lor. 863-634-1457 1457.
-I,. .


kitchen.& appliances. Back yard veran- home, 1128 sq ft LA. Root two years
da and full front porch. All on three city old. Beautiful 1/2 acre yard w/mature
lols In SW $207,000 #213E Call Lon trees. $185,000. #215-C Call Carol
863-634-1457 863-447-1231


i a : .
SWEET STARTER HOME 2BR/2BA wl
family rm. New roof, A/C, mt & ext. paint,
ceramic and laminate floors. Partially fur-
nished with fenced back yard, 'crcular
driveway & carport. $179,000 #200C Call
Lon 863-634-1457


MOVE IN TODAY NEW kitchen, appli-
ances. wood. tile. & carpet flooring,
A/C. pump & water system. & privacy
fence. Large family area $238.000
#209D Call Bill 863-634-6797








CONCRETE BLOCK HOME This
3BR/2BA features vaulleo ceilings aria
will be furnished with arnia sod on entire
lot.$180.000 #214F Call Snaron 863-
634-6241


i JUST REDUCED Large 3/2 DWMH
LOCATION, LOCATION Buckhead w/add-on. Many improvements, new
Ridge. 2BR/2BA NEW Single Wide carpelandroof 100x145 Lot Localed
wlBoat House. $170,000. #221A in Brindaban Forest. $157.000 2030
MLS#91261. Call John 863-697-0413 Call Ron 863-697-6221


MINIEUIcF rMTUM uvnv zuuu sq n t.,- .,-,, r.,. r, EI ~iS v.. M
. DWMH on 0.5 acre lot,. 3.BR/2BA wi w/nice addition. Lg garage/lworkshop
open floor plan.. 1680 sql h underair. (24x30) wicorrugated roof Seawall full
Storage .sned $150.000.,#201A Call length of back property line. $149.900
Sharon 863-634-6241 #T216D 91069 Call Sheryl 863-643-1343


REDUCED QUIET EASTSIDE
3BR/2BA DWMH on 0.5 acre. NEW
kitchen, 30X12 Screen room. 20X48
workshop & beautiful plants. REDUCED
$129.000 #218 Call Lori 863-634-1457


E.UL. N t,.. o,, r-iuu vi-lll a gr/.. t'
Modular Home. Family Rm w/built-in
office & semi-furnished. Dock and row
oDeal waiting $214,000 9218-E Call Lori
8" 3.R'-A. 1417 ..


DWMH on one acre NEW front and
back porch & waler system. Fenced.
$155,000 # 209C Call Lon 863-634-
14 .7


PALM VILLAGE RANCH Brand NEW
3BR/2BA, 1350 Sq Ft crown molding,
charming details. 55 community. Club
house, pool & social activities $125,000
#221B Call Lon 863-634-1457


SOLD OVER $5 MILLION IN REAL ESTAUT THROUGH JUNI NEED YOUR LISTINGS!

I- g ter o ToravorC er
Enclave of 12 townhouses
in gated community.
For more information call Liz Weisser
.. Ba. .,--.n.-ke/,.Berek -


LOCATION-AT SUPER PRICE! Big
half-acre lot for this block 3/2 with 2-car
garage, fenced backyard, and ramidy room
with fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7 Estales!
Kitchen sink eating counter 'island'!
Spht bedroom plan! 5215,000 IS A BAR-
GAIN!


HOUSE IN THE ISLES WITH NEW,
BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN CABI-
NETSI Recently installed new
oven/range, frige. djshwas.her' uperb
dock on one ol our very be-.t canals,'
Garage with laundry! Srurdy block con-
-truction of coui e' 5252,500!


OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS
"Best prices around on lohigh uealit acreage"
Lot #7 $2210000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $253,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #17 $253.000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Financedll
* 589201 4+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE! Zoned AC,
mostly cleared! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
* #90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! Fully
cleared-off! Brand new seawall at 2401 SE 33rd Street! $162,500.
* w91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETI-
TION! Why pay $40,000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line!
We have map and directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street!
$JUST $34,900!..


3/2 on beautiful lake, 2+ golf cart garage, screened porch.
Many extras! Open floor plan. 1952 sq. ft. under air, 3012
total sq. ft. total. Custom built 1995. Shows new. Apt. thru
Liz.
Asking $330,000
"' ;-' BERGER REAL ESTATE sl0 SOUTH PARROT AVENIT ~- Prtl.p i Beq.r. Lkenaed Real iA te brokLer


"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
B.H. Tucker, PA., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lie. Real Estate Broker
W ^ J ^lm 'K l William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
|Bfc q Ron Staley 697-6221 Lynne Price 634-4250 ,
104 N. V/. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com


HAPPY TRAILS RANCHES


5-50 acre home sites one
hour from Palm
Beaches one mile from
historic Kissimmee
River and Marina with
direct access to Lake
Okeechobee.

71 Ranches of 5 to 18
acres each, in
Okeechobee miles of
equestrian and walk-
ing trails, peaceful
scenery and room to
roam.


r aV-7 Home sites starting
from the NMid-$200's, 5-
20 acre Home sites,
ODeed restricted, Gated
entry way, Natural trail
systems, Only 30 home
sites available.


Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate

.Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134


* AIRSTRIP PROPERTY Corner lot 5+,i- wooded acres., tell & pumphouse,
electric, cul erts. permit tor septic. Call Pat S63-634-55.'8.
* MINUTES FROM TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 Manufactured Home to rela\ in
after fishing off your dock or deck Call Pat 863-634-55SS.
* INDUSTRIAL LOTS, W/CLOSED ALLEY- Cleared 1.5+,. acres 12 city
industrial lots plus alley in great location on NW 6th AVe. Call Pat for details
863-634-5588.
* LAKEFRONT TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: custom home, wind zone 125mph.
Call pat for appt. 863-634-5588.
* WATERFRONT NEAR LOCKS IN BHR exec. 3/3 CBS & brick home. Pool,
deck & covered patio. Large lot, can possibly be divided into 2 home-ites. By
appt. with Pat 863-634-5588
* VIKING: possible owner financing!! 1.25 acres dose to paved road & power
lines. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* UNIQUE PROPERTY 24 acre parcel zoned Industrial or single family w/AG
exemption. Great location near town. Call Pat 863-034-5558.
* COUNTRY LIVING 5.20 fully treed acres near Yeehaw Junction & turnpike.
Call Pat 863-634-55"8.
* 10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-k34-'555.
* 20 ACRES north of Okeechobee Bring your horses. Can be divided into 2
tens. Call Pat 863-634-5588
** ZONED MULTI-FA.MI'i RESIDENTLAL 3i 4+ acre n city limits. CallPat
863-634-5588.
* ON CAPtURED \'i%,TER Dt\VIH needs TLC ig screen porch overlooks
lake. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
tlir inn. fn' l ry- a'. ;.J.i r: ,T .ir ., ,,Thw ,.IrI'.,. ". ,rr,.] ..il rT.,riuhl.,.n,. '. ,rl,i ,,iT lr ee- r i:,, a i.,;IJ. ulr, [,glr..h',*i.-iy h iA-


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
rXnP2.,ir.u w2.i, 1881 U.S. HI-ghwav 441 5.E. Okeechobee, FL 4974
,; ,, F t a .3-.' .-l..l ] l .... . ,- ,, ,
eirry .pre cm.,w, -.k '..iH,' rPhone: 1lo63163-7, 31 Fa\ (863)/763-7 31


591379 LIVE THE LIFE OF A KING IN
KING'S BAY! Attractive 2 bedroom riith #91082 "HANDYMAN" MOBILE IN
attached garage shows obvious owner HIGHLY DESIRED BRINDABAN FOR-
care over the \ears,' Communijt pool. EST LOCATION! you've ajway-. heard
small Associanon fees, double-wdth "Buy the east expen -ive property' in the
drivewv,a sewer & water lines! ALL best locabon NOW is your chance!
JUST 10 MINUTES FROM TOWN ON IVeii. 1987 2'2 on treed comer lot at 4401
SOUTHEAST SIDE $150,000! 'SE 2ih St.' ASKING 579,500! LOOK!
J.m ^ ^


v90805 PALM TREE-SHADED COR-
NER LOT IN ANCIENT OAKS!I
Heartland 1994 1/1 Park model w.th.
enclosed porch addition is rce walk trom
community) pool & clubhouse
Furnished, recently up-graded roof, car-
port-and you get )our own deed' HOT
SPOT AT 99,5001


#91422 CONTEMPORARY 3/2 SEA-
WALLED WATERFRONT DOU-
BLEWIDEI This 1906 Tacobsen should be
easier to nnance than older trailers' Very
good Treasure Iland locabon on west
dead-end portion of SE 26th Street! Major
appi and -ome fumiture .sta' SHOWS
GREAT AT $179,000!


WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

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





ownership and outstanding debts to determined the size loan you can have.

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
S Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
Interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs Is referred to as "PIT." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, If you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
Insurance are added to the PITI.

Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.


Do you have a piece of


property or a house you


would like to sell?

e
Advertise!



To find out how you can be in

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 2,
through Thursday, June 8 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 "X MEN-3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2, 4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre Ill -- "The Break Up"
(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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This.year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at-
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.

Red Cross
needs helpers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the. American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
needs volunteers
Do you. have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference jn a child's life? Do you
have a joB skill that you would
like to teath 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.

You can be
a mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per .
week at his/her school. Volunteer


opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.

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


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tery in Frostproof. $600
1863)605-3831


DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
(863)467-1499.
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
identity. (863)357-3225
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay
Call to identity
(863)634-0272
MICROPHONE-.Found Mon-
day May. 22ni., 441 S.,
Please 'alt to identify.
: 863-634-9660
PUG, Fenale, 'on Tues., May
23rd. in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
k Oeecnobee. Call to identity.
(863)357-1812
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identity. (239)825-3534
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
S(863)357-0448


BLOOD HOUND, LOSI in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewskrs).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
(863)634-9990/634-8674
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
MINIATURE POODLE M, CoCo
Color & name. Family Pet Vic.
ol SE 36 Terrac'e olf Hwy
10. 863-634-1492 Reward'
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, Ian &
wnite, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near mte Victory
Baptist Church Reward
634-4711 or 467-2888
WALLET, Black, mens. on
5/24/06 near. Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL
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KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
(863)532-0680
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, men
hair, neutered, soft paws. to
good home only
(863)634-6012
PLASTIC MARINE TANK- 28
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old

gas. (772)260-4898
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old.
Amencan Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
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Frl., 56/2 & Sat., 6/3
9am il 2pm
1925 SE 4nSt.
Lots of Everything!


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near Hilo Acres
Fri. & Sat., June 2nd & 3rd
8am to 3pmo
Too much to mention.
Come & Get I1
Okeechobee
30252 Hwy 441 N., Fort Drum
Fri. & Sat., June 3 & 4
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Hunting & archery items,
bugtamer jacket, desk & misc.

MultiFamily
Okeechobee, 407 NE 5th St.
Sat. & Sun., June 3rd & 4th
7a.m.to4 p.m.
Furniture, children's clothing &
odds & ends.


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DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY.
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wiMin. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL. DFW.
Good pay, Benefits. 401 K.
Also taking appil' for Helpers
(863)7b3-8391
Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay. working
environment & benelils
863-467-5000
LOOKING FOR JOURNEY-
MEN ELECTRICIAN/
SERVICE TECH.
With experience & training.
Position requires a strong
electrical background,
knowledge of materials,
methods & tools involved
in all aspects of tenant im-
provements for residential,
commercial & Industrial.
Must be able to trouble
shoot, and repair all phas-
es of electrical. Valid &
clean driving license. Re-
liable & prompt atten-
dance.
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Contact Human Resources
Tel; 863-763-2525
Fax 863-763-1772
OFFICE MANAGER
Construction exp. req., IBS
acct preferred. Strong prob-
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ganized, proven success in a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
.AP cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
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growing & we have several
Openings available. We are
looking forteam 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.

NEEDED:
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DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
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Medical Benefits, Retirement,
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Call (863)763-3617


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SERVICE TECH
For Automobve Equipment
Repair business ie. Lifts air,'
compressors etc. Must be,
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driving record. No Experi-
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Call (863)357-1555
Leave message.
WANTED:
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Utility Pipe Crews'
Top pay.
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Buen salario.
863-634-7070


COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
presentable--occasional nights
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up interview.
(772)597-356 or e-mail
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OPERATOR POSITIONS
Available for Call Center.
$8.00/hour starting.
462-5195 for further details.


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


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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
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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.
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.


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

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


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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. # 2349 & # 5698

Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 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



A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$350. (863)674-9907
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912
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CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
(863)677-0010
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer,2 A/C's, $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
RANGE, AMANA Smooth
top, self-cleaning
'Itblack/white w/white Ken-
"more range hood, $75
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $20C
(239)872-1213, Alva ,FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer, mode
w/oven, Beige, Works good
Hardly used. $175
(863)467-3051
WASHER & DRYER, Aman;
washer & Kenmore Dryer
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL


STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827
Bicycles 053


SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.


CHAIN LINK FENCING- approx
30', $100 (863)677-0010
INSTALLATION- Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
($63)612-9233
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120


TODDLER BED: Pink, White &
Blue, Little Tykes. House
Shaped headboard w/ft.
board. $50. (863)467-7295


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.
(863)763-7545


COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XP, with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


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ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.
(863)983-7915


VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate. (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $650. neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.


PORCH ROCKERS (4) Weath-
ered. $100 for all, will sep.
(863)467-0538 "


WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
(863)357-3981
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
$2000. (863)357-3981
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
5th whl. hookup, $250.
(863)763-0944


FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park


ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55. cage available.
(863)357-3639


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ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/flowers. Luv it, but
must sell. $850.
(863)634-6534
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
(863)763-7545
BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/built
in desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
(863)467-7634
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
(863)467-0538 ,
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
(863)467-2366
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Yellow
background, Burgundy &
white flower. Gold fringe at
bottom $150.863-763-2756
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
(863)763-5741
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
6pm.
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. .$400
(863)241-3273
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
SERTA MATTRESS- Queen,
S Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
(863)763-9214
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
e SOFA, 90," CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24' & 2 lamps, $700 or
. best offer.:(863)467-8494:
,Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
- net $500.239-822-5955


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CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S -2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118. '
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200. (863)634-5060
DOG HOUSE, Large, Igloo
style. $65. (863)357-1560
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POMERANIAN, WhI. male, 3
yrs., 8 Ibs., shots current, no
papers. $125 neg.
(863)763-8318 or 532-0680
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
aBelle area
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
hunds, parents on premises,
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20:
(863)357-3639 $


NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
$125,(863)634-6597



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
(863)467-3051 ,
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando, $75 (239)246-3549

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ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set,
Type S, in box with amp.
$450. (863)610-1421
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
(863)357-1938
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300. Call
(863)357-6315.


Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $30.
(863)763-3302
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.
(863)675-7105


8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100. (863)763-3551
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip,$400. (863)763-9527
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763 6629


NASCAR RACING WHEEL-
w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
(239)657-4348



KIRBY CARPET CLEANER,
Vacuum/shampooer, includes
all attachments. $500
(863)675-4473 .

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er man's treasuroe.urn
youp trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
ra^ft.ll 1Il


KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, tor garage
use. 1863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
863-610-2265/863-763-0620
Call Anytlmer
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
TRAILER, Used 35' flat bed
gooseneck. (863)763-2838 or
(863)634-3245


Agriculture




qulptrat- 805,
Bi S810

far Proi ue. 2o
F r viaa.rvla.'
Offered 825
irm Supptes/
S ar csUs ntad 830
Fertilizer 835
E.ad aping .
Supplies 845
Law. A Garden' 850
Uvettobk 855
PoItry/Sdp"% Ries 860
Sieds/Plants/.-
Flowea 8655



FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
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
PAINTED GELDING, 5 yrs. old,
Bay Color. Broke, but no be-
ginners. $750. (863)467-7295
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
SMALL CHESTNUT MARE,
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old,
$1800 (863)467-5726 ,
SORREL 1YR.- wht. paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nice hunter/jumper.
$1200. (772)201-7633
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/nade 12391465-1.393



GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition.' New $350,
Now $100. (772)971-9474
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect' start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 18/ hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
carttrade. (863)467-4735
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bolins
cast iron eng., $550.
(863)763-3451
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
eaos a sia3ler $175
(863)447-2130
RIDING TRACTOR LAWN
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50
(863)234-1230


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between'9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st &sec. No Petsi Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am-3:30pm, or mail
vldp@surflnthenet.net
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850.mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call
(863)634-7489



OAK LAKE VILLA 2BR/2BA,
$950/mo. plus 1st, last &
$500 sec. No pets.
(863)763)-4350
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep. (863)467-1005


CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS, 2BR/1BA In Primrose RV
Park, Large kitchen. $900/mo.
plus security. Utilities included.
(863)763-8711
Duplex in town, 2BR/1BA.
$650/mo. No pets,
no smoking. Call
.(863)357-8303 Lv. message.
KINGS BAY, 2 BR, 2 BA Du-
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
ritchards GMAC Real Estate.
(863)610-1980
KINGS BAY, 3br, 2ba, Pool,
Tennis courts, W/D, Lawn
serv. $1150 md. + 1st, &
Last sec dep 863-697-3008
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo; 1st &sec,No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new bath &
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1st, last& sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www okeeinfo.com\rental


OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831 J


OKEECHOBEE- female pre-
ferred, kids ok, full house
privileges, $450/mo.
(863)357-1385

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 11/2
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.
(863)634-3313


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
edanderson@edanderson.us
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA,
2-story on 1.25 acre high &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances, central
a/c. $155,000(863)824-2603
or (877)511-0624
Okeechobee, 4BR/2.5BA,
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2,500 sq. ft.
$115,000 or best offerfor
quick closing. (863)801-3155


AIR PARK, 50K Under Market.
1 ac 2 hangers 4000' run
way $159K 561-756-4586
or flyboca@myway.com


PRICE REDUCED
Treasure Island Lot SE 27th St.
$80,000. Craig Eaton, Realtor.
United Country-Pippin
Properties. (863)697-0964
craigeaton@earthlink.net


Okeechobee
1628 SW 35th Circle
Saturday, June 3rd
12 p.m.to 4 p.m.
Seminole Cove An Adult
Community

Mbie Homes




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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
Mobile Home, BHR, 2/1, fur-
nished, no pets, $700 mo.,
1st, last & security.
(863)763-6932



Okeechobee, Ottiler Creek
Estates 5BR,'2A, onice Ironi
& bac' poni(h very nice on
1 + ac res 1.150 000 For more
inilrmaion call
(863I357-30531

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
.(863)697-0008 or
(863)467-2743
Aluminum Boat, 14'6" long,
25hp mtr., w/trailer, $750.
(863)655-0030
Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv, trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or'best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6pm.
CANOE & TRAILER, Great
shape! $500.
(863)467-0891.
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551
OUTBOARD,.100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
(863)634-5826
Seville Searay, '86. 20'. curry
cabin, amilm/cd, 1 7hp
Merc., inboard/outboard,
$2495. (863)467-6725


FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
(863)673-1538
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
(863)634-8854
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mls. $105,000.
(863)634-3340


AMERICAN STAR- 5TH Wheel-
er, '99, New carpet, Fridge &
tires. Very good shape.
$12,000. (863)357-5986



MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
rine 2 way, $125
(863)467-5601


APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
863-612-0090/239-810-0022
BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9629 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bellidrive, alot of
chrome; big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856


Automobiles

ANUi'td 40


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



ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
(863)634-6196
CHEVY CAVALIER, 96 Aulu-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
(239) 657-4348.
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
(863)357-3920
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
(561)914-1660 '
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908


FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)697-8507
after 6 pm.


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



CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
Reduced to $5500 or best
offer, can be seen at E & E
Automotive, 3585 N 441.
FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
(863)467-1180
FORD F350 '93, 4 door, dual
tanks, long wheel base, excel-
lent condition, everything
works. $7000 (86.3)467-1180
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500 (239)340-4866
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $5'00
(863)634-5421


ALUMINUM RIMS Ford
F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
(863)763-6747
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94, r
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
RIMS. (4) 16" Alum w/covers
for 99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
tended cab for truck, Summit
#fey-23-1430, $100. Call
863-467-0668.
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg.
(863)763-2666


CHEVY '88- 3/4 tori, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421

DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, needs fuel pump, fi-
berglass work body w/ladder
rack. $300 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 P/U'1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org, mis. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142

FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
(863)634-8519

FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.

FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416

FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1500.
(863)763-6747.



FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
763-5578

JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
(863)763-3221

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
Limited. $2500
(863)673-5179



DUAL AXLE TRAILER-14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230

TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, 16',
rear let down ramp, front tool
compartment, $750.
(863)763-0944

TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider..$300
.(863)467-0981



CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000

DODGE 1992 CONVERSION
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400-(863)634-8854

FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
(863)605-3831

FORD VAN 1500- $350.
(863)674-9907

PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. A/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212


Community Events


Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call
Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.

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.,

Class of'77 Class plans 30th reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30 class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 at R.J. Gators, at 6 p.m. If you are a
class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates, please attend this
meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hortman (863) 697-9817,
Karen Williamson Larson at. (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at'
(863) 634-9491.

Raulerson Hospital seminar slated
Raulerson Hospital,1796 N. Highway 441, will host "A Medical Hur-
ricane Preparedness" seminar, Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the
north dining room This session will take the place of the "Dine with the
Doctor" series for June, in preparation for hurricane season. Dinner
service will be at 5:p.m. Please RSVP (863) 824-2702 Public Relations

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes atwo-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.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N. are hosting 'their
Vacation Bible School this year from July 24 -July 28 from 6 p.m. until 9
p.m. The theme for this year, is "Artic Edge." Children in grades 1-12
are invited. For information call (863) 763-0437.

Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties is accepting applications for Head Start and Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program. On going recruitment will be held at
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate, social
security number, proof of family income, and Florida residency. Call
the Northside Head Start office at (863) 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for
an appointment and additional information.

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.


My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3), organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closer any day, or days, Mon-
-day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and-a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
763-8859.


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Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education. GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from .8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

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 Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.


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