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Chamber not
soliciting money
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce soliciting local
businesses for advertising is not
associated with the local Cham-
ber.
Please refer any calls from
this company to the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
The Chamber.of Commerce
does not solicit over the phone.
Any Chamber 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 of the railroad .crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15A will be closed
for the same reason.

Pool closed
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex is closed due to problems
with the pump. To find out
when the pool will reopen,
please call (863) 467-7667.

Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30. p.m.
at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
Scout Pack 964 will assist Post
#64 in this program. The public
is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so they can
learn about our flag.

Drought Index
Current: 575
Source! Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.47
feet

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

Index
Classifieds . . . .14-16
Comics.............13
Community Events 4... 4
Crossword . . . . .14
Obituaries . . . . . .3
Opinion ............. 4
Speak Out ........... 4
Sports ............. 6
TV ................ 15
Weather ............
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.


Saturday, June 10, 2006


504 Plus tax


Communications building OK'd


Low income
housing plan
to be developed
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hurricane related issues, Scott
Driver Park and abandonment of a
right-of-way were issues that pro-
voked discussion on the varied
agenda faced by the Okeechobee
County Commissioners at their


biweekly-meeting on Thursday,
June 8.
After some discussion as to the
high cost involved due to the
nature of the building, commis-
sioners approved a proposal from
Architect's Design Group Inc. for
design and construction services
relating to the new emergency
management center in the
amount of $494,322.73
"It's a specialty building," Don-
nie Oden, capitol improvements
projects manager for the county,
reminded commissioners.


County Administrator George
Long noted that the county hopes
to get grant money to help pay for
the building.
Total estimated cost of the
approximately 12,421-square-foot
building, furnishings and profes-
sional services is $5,049,709.
In another hurricane related
matter, it's possible that Okee-
chobee will receive Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) funds up to $1,535,548 for
Hurricane Wilma recovery.
In order to receive these funds,.


New equipment: Truck converted to a brush truck


OkeechoDee News, Lorna Jablonski
Department of Forestry Senior Forest Ranger Tim Rain demonstrates the foam device
on the new brush truck that the department received recently.

DOF receives new firefighting truck


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The local Division of
Forestry (DOF) facility on U.S.
441 N. has a new piece of fire-
fighting equipment. They
-recently received a new Ford F-
550 that has been converted to
a brush fire truck by members
of PRIDE Enterprises a pro-
gram that provides employ-
ment opportunities for prison
inmates.
The truck was outfitted in
Daytona Beach before being
brought to the Okeechobee
facility.
This piece of equipment will
replace a 1989 brush truck that
was beginning to show its age
and wear.
The new vehicle is a self-
'contained unit that carries 300
gallons of water, 15 gallons of
non-toxic firefighting foam, 150
feet of 1.5- inch flex-line hose,
extra tires equipment, 700 feet
of soft fire hose, assorted noz-
zles, axes, chain saw and other
firefighting equipment.
Twenty-year veteran Senior


I ne division OT r-orestry recently replaced its 19o9 uruni
truck with a new Ford F-550. The truck has a 300-gallon
water tank and a 15-gallon foam tank. The truck was con-
verted to a brush truck by inmates in a Daytona facility
through a program called PRIDE Enterprises.


DOF Forest Ranger Tim Rain
demonstrated the unit's capa-
bilities as high-powered foam
shot 75 feet into the air.
"A truck like this is vital in


fighting brush fires," stated
Ranger Rain.
The local facility now has
two bulldozers and this new
truck.


the county must develop a hous-
ing assistance plan and use more
than 50 percent of the funds to
benefit low-income people.
Commissioners authorized'
staff to devise a housing assistance
plan. It was suggested that part of
these funds be used to demolish
storm-damaged homes. Commis-.
sioners also expressed interest in
using up to 27 percent of the
money for drainage.
Along that same line, commis-
sioners adopted an ordinance
dealing with hurricane shelters for


registered sexual offenders and
registered .sexual predators. Peo-
ple in those categories would be
required to go either to a special
shelter or to a designated area
within a shelter.
"We feel this is something we
need for the security and wellbe-
ing of the public in shelters," said
Major Noel Stephen of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.
Commissioners also passed a
resolution providing for signs to be
See Agenda Page 2


County gives



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the go-ahead


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks as if the long await-
ed Okeechobee County Fair
will make its first appearance
next year.
At their meeting on Thurs-
day, June 8, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners approved a five-year
contract with the Okeechobee
County Fair Association that
would allow tre association to
put on a county fair.
Fair association president
Linda Syfrett said she was very
glad the contract was approved
so that her organization could


move forward.
"We can start to do some
serious work," she added.
The first Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair is scheduled for March 9-
18, 2007. Even though those
dates overlap with the Speckled
Perch Festival dates, Mrs. Syfrett
thinks the two events will not
compete with each other. She
said the rodeo would attract dif-
ferent spectators from the fair.
The fair will not open until the
- afternoon so it would not con-
flict with the parade or activities
in the park.
The contract calls for the fair
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posted at shelters informing peo-
ple of this ordinance.
Turning to the Scott Driver proj-
ect, commissioners authorized
construction of a gate to prevent
vehicles from having access to the
new building. People will still be
able to use the boat ramp and
parking lot and pedestrians will
have access to the building.
Tourism Development Council
Coordinator Kathy Scott was.
directed to work with staff to draft
and present to the board policies
and regulations for management
and operation of the park.
When U.S. 441 N. was four
laned, the alignment of the inter-
section with N.E. 36th Boulevard,
Cemetery Road, was changed to
align with N.W. 36th Street. That
section of Cemetery Road was
closed and the asphalt Was
removed. Town Saver Food Stores
owns land on the south side of the


Killer

Continued From Page 1
Columbia around 2:30 p.m., Pick-
ens County assistant sheriff Tim
Morgan said.
Inman has been charged with
kidnapping, rape and murder in
the death of 20-year-old Tiffany
Marie Souers, whose body was
found two weeks ago with the
bikini top still around her neck.
Inman was arrested near his
mother's house in Dandridge,
Tenn., late Tuesday and brought
to Pickens the following day to
face charges in Souers' death.
He also is accused of assaults


Voting
Continued From Page 1
the disabled vote without help.

"The state's main concern
was that he still had a certified
system and that the integrity of
the system wasn't compro-


right-of-way in question while 441
Plaza LLC owns the property to the
north. These two property owners
requested abandonment of the
right-of-way. If abandoned, owner-
ship of the right-of-way would
divert to the two property owners.
Commissioner Clif Betts ques-
tioned abandoning 135 feet of
highway frontage and suggested
the land be sold.
County attorney John Cassels
noted that if the county only has
the right-of-way and does not have
a title they could not sell the prop-
erty; but only abandon it. He was
instructed to research to see if the
county held title to the property.
In other action, the board:
scheduled a public hearing
for July 13 on abandoning a por-
tion of N.W. 141st Street right-of-
way;
scheduled a public hearing
for July 13 on abandoning a right-
of-way in Okeechobee Gardens
subdivision;
authorized a 40-hour-per-
week data entry position for senior
services and authorized up to two

in Tennessee and Alabama.
Also Friday, prosecutor Bob
Ariail said he will wait for law
enforcement to investigate the
case further before deciding
whether to seek the death penal-
ty.
State law requires a prosecutor
to prove at least one aggravating
factor along with a murder con-
viction to get the death penalty.
Aggravating factors include kid-
napping, rape or torture, among
other things.
"After a thorough review of the
evidence and discussions with my
staff, law enforcement and the
Souers' family I will make a final
decision," Ariail said in a state-
ment.


mised," Nash said.
The maverick Sancho, how-
ever, believes the supervisors
should have the right to do their
own security checks.
"That's not their responsibili-
ty," Sancho said Friday. "We're
still waiting for them to straight-
en out the statewide voter regis-
tration database.


months for the current date entry
position to-remain to train the new
person;
awarded a contract for reroof-
ing of the swimming pool bath-
house, pavilion and pump house
to Bowen & Son Roofing of
Sebring in the amount of $63,423;
o. appointed Commissioners
Clif Beltts, Ray Domer and EMe
Posey to serve on the 2006 value
adjustment board with Commis-
sioner Beltts to serve as chairman
of the board;
granted final plat approval for
the proposed six-lot Vanderhoff
Subdivision replat located on the
Rim Canal side of U.S. 441 S.E. near
County Route 15B;-
approved $5,000 grants to
Florida Heartland Regional Eco-
nomic Development Incentive
(FHREDI) and Florida's Freshwater
Frontier;
requested the planning
department develop and present to
the commissioners recommenda-
tions for revising development
requirements to limit septic tanks
on properties on the Rim Canal;


Fair
Continued From Page 1
to begin the second Friday and
run through the third Sunday of
March each year. The agreement
can be revisited after the third
year.
The association will have use
of the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center for 11 days before
each fair for set up, 10 days for
each fair and 11 days following
each fair for cleanup these add
up to a total of 32 days a year.
The county will require no
deposit or rent for those 32 days.
However, the association will be
required to pay for all utilities
used during that time.
The fair association will
receive all income from ticket
sales and concessions.
Right now, said Mrs. Syfrett,
the association has a limited
amount of money that has been
contributed by subscribers. She
said they have applied for a grant
from the county to get started.
However, once the fair is estab-


accepted a proposal from
Tom Hammer of Rowe Architects
in the amount of $16,500 to locate
water penetration points in the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office and develop repair specifica-
tions and also develop specifica-
tions for application of a silicone-
based membrane to the entire
outside of the building;
scheduled a discussion of the
Daniel shell pit property for July 13;
granted a zoning change
request from Salina Holdings to
change zoning from residential sin-
gle family to residential general to
allow for construction of a triplex
on S.E. 68th Drive;
granted Gary Fowler's request
for a change in zoning from resi-
dential mixed to heavy commercial
in order for him to operate a sign
shop on S.R.70 E.; and,
supported staff's issuance of a
stop work order on a single-family
home construction permit that had
been approved with a driveway
connection to an unimproved
alley.


lished, she predicts it will pay its
own way and provide benefits to
the county in the form of
improvements to the Agri-Civic
Center. Among the improvements
that are proposed, the association
plans to build a climate-con-
trolled 20,000-foot exhibit hall to
be used for fair exhibits.
Mrs. Syfrett said the building
could possibly have a commercial
kitchen and showers that would
allow it to be used as hurricane
shelter.
"We need that kind of facility,"
she added.
She noted that present hurri-
cane shelters in the schools cause
a disruption of the school sched-.
ule and require cleaning up after
the hurricane before classes can
resume.
She said St. Lucie County has
such a building and it is a good
income producer. During the
other 11 months of the year, the
county would be able to rent the
building for private functions like
weddings. Plus, it would seat
more people than the present

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__o- Survey will help with stormwater plan
-"m wOKEECHOBEE 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
A l 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.;
and, the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Ser-
vice 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
S. of forms is June 15.

S'. Survey will help business community
S- OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
w Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
m .,-- the needs of the business community.
.- Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
S *- owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
.u 4 is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
a- urged to participate.
-- Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
4 A projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
-"D Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
a* streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
SJean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
-n OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
Destroyed homes.
S^ The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
S0 W lowing criteria:
am q W* You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
-1 primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
S* You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
Sance or other assistance.
M ^ m Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
a am g els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
* $27,650; three persons-- $31,100; four persons-- $34,550; five per-
o m- sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons ,$42,850;
p m a and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
- only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
S at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
_ o open 9a.m. uhtil 4 p m., Monday through Friday.


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FAU to offer small business startup workshops


PORT ST. LUCIE The Florida
Atlantic University Small Business
Development Center, a unit of the'
College of Business, is offering
seminars for those interested in
starting or developing small busi-
nesses;
The seminar, which will be
presented four times in June, is
titled "How to Stan a Small Busi-
ness." The seminar is a free com-
prehensive, interactive business
startup workshop, covering all the
nuts and bolts of starting a new
business, including the funda-


mental of your. product or serv-
ice, market research, marketing,
startup costs, cash flow, business
planning and more. Capital
requirements and the financing,
plus your credit report and score,
are discussed, in addition to busi-
ness structure considerations, tax-
ation and other regulations. Occu-
pational permits,,..licenses and
certifications are also reviewed, as
well as employee and employer
issues.
Ken Stephanz will teach-the
seminar: Wednesday, June 14,


from 3 until 5 p.m., in conference
room I at the Robert Morgade
Library, 5851 S.E. Community Dr.,'
Stuart.
'Thursday, June 15, from 3 until
5 p.m., at the Treasure Coast Cam-
pus of FAU, 500 N.W. Calif. Blvd.,
Bldg. SL,.Room 103, Port St. Lucie.
Tuesday, June 20, from 3 until 5
p.m at the One-Stop Career Cen-,
ter, 209 S.W Park St., Okee-
chobee. .
To register for any of these ses-
sions, visit www.fausbdc.com or
call 772-873-3428.


For more information about
the SBDC or to register for addi-
tional classes, visit www.fausb-
dc.com or call 1-800-801-6520.
The FAU Small Business Devel-
opment Center, which works in
partnership with the U.S. Small:
Business Administration and the
Florida Small Business Develop-
ment Center Network, is commit-
ted to providing quality services to
entrepreneurs and small business
owners. Services include educa-
tion, training and free confidential
business counseling.


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Community Events


Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing
Reflections on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18,
at 11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344.

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview.Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
Vacation Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's
topic is Arctic Edge, Where Adveht.Ur Meets Courage. Classes
will be from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be avail-
able. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for parents
attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9
until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be downloaded at
www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.

Bank hosting mixer
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will
host the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S.
Parrollt Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refresh-
ments. The event is open to Main Street members and the public.

Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet
Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is
"Persuasion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the
season. The next meeting will be in September. The library is
located at 206 S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980. ,

CPR class offered
The American Red Cross will offer a free CPR class on Friday,
June 23, from 6 until 10 p.m. as part of the Youth Extreme Week-
end. The class is free for youth ages 13 to 21. For information, call
Candace or Debbie at (863) 763-2488. *"..).A I( '."

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.

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 Spir-
its, 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,

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There
will be a special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a
member of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For
information, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.




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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
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.
'teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott.
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part
of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. atthe Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladles Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-figso.

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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday atli0 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting,
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.:m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from' 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilita-
tor. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham
as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics 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.



Community Events

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold
its Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29 from 6
until 8 p.m. Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress
in your robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times set-
ting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.

Peace Lutheran plans VBS


Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June
26-30 from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospel
Express. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical,
308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pedi-
atrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at Erma at the
Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.

Class of'77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A meet-
ing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at RJ. Gators, 102 S.W. 14th
St., at 6 p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know of any class-
mates, please attend this meeting. For information call Cindi Ben-
nett Hortman at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863)
763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.


Community Events

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Saturday,
June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hos-
pice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted
at this location.

Endangered plants topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 10, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcasted at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be David
Price, director of horticulture for the Bok Tower Gardens Founda-
tion, Inc. The topic will be educating the public on the historic
and scientific value of Florida's endangered and threatened plant
species. For information, contact the Historic Bok Sanctuary in
Lake Wales at (863) 676-1408; or, www.boksactuary.org.

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


Church planning yard sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will have a
yard sale on Saturday, June 10, starting at 8 a.m. There will also be
a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast from 8 until 9 a.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4059.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center on Monday, June 12, and Monday, June 26, at 5:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.


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 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.


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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.

Coalition provider meeting slated
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will hold a provider meeting Tuesday, June 13,
at 12:30 p.m. at the United Way Offices, 1836 14th Ave., in Vero
Beach. All interested parties are invited to attend. Assistance for
handicapped persons may be arrangef ,,.contactipg.the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Marlin and Okeechobee coun-,
ties. For information, call (772) 489-812Q,xJ.0... .

'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on June 13,20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at
(863) 467-5479.

Local provider meeting slated
Okeechobee County Advisor and Provider meeting will be
held Wednesday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. atthe Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

Early Learning group to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc. will hold a full coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, at 1:30
p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce.


Coalition assessment panel to meet
Program Quality Assessment Committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will hold a full
coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, following the coalition
meeting at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce.

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 registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or
the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information and an application.

Tinnitus topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Barbara
Sanders, associate director, and Amy Harris, director of research
and support, of the American Tinnitus Association. The topic will
be educating the public on Tinnitus its causes, treatments and
resources. Call the American Tinnitus Association Helpline (800)
634-8978; or, go to their website atwww.ata.org.


Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will sponsor


their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Satur-
day, June 17, 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee High School Lecture
Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. This contest is open to Okeechobee resi-
dents only. The deadline to enter is 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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce. For information, contact
coordinators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or Darlene Stokes
at (863) 763-3430.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tour-
nament 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.








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 10,2006 RELIGION 5


Reflections from the Pulpit


Valuable possession
His House Church of the Nazarene reminds us that a
some things.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda


price tag cannot be placed on


By Brother Donald Kovacs
First Baptist church of Basinger
God our Father what it
means to be His child
No matter how thorough our
search among the families on
earth, and no matter how much
we may love our own dad, we
know all too well that every
father has his flaws (which is
putting it mildly).
If we had a great and loving
dad, we will gladly .embrace the
biblical picture of God as the ulti-


mate parent. If we didn't have
that kind of a father, we may
have a longing to find the kind of
father we never knew. Still oth-
ers of us may struggle with even
thinking of God in terms if a
father if our dad was abusive,
emotionally distant, or physically
absent.
Only Jesus has the perfect
Father (Matthew 5:48), and He
alone can help us experience the
close relationship with His
Father that our hearts desire. The
Lord Jesus told His disciples "No


one comes to the Father except
through me. If you had known
me, you would have known My
Father also... He who has seen
me has seen the Father" (John
14:6-7, 9). As the perfect Son of
God, he revealed His Father per-
fectly, and He showed us how
we could enjoy a closeness with
the Father that we could never
have dreamed possible. No
other relationship can be as ful-
filling, for you to know God as
our Father is to know life as He
intended it to be.


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A discussion on the "DaVinci
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chobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on June 13, 20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the
Everglades Baptist Church at (863)
467-5479.

Church hosting
Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will
hold its Bible times village adven-
ture June 25 through June 29 from
6 until 8 p.m. Bring your entire fam-
ily to Bethlehem Village and dress
in your robes or tunics so you will


fit right into the Bible times setting.
To register your family for this
adventure, call (863) 357-3680.

Basinger Baptist
Church plans VB S
The First Baptist Church of
Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 24
-July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The
theme for this year is Artic Edge.
Children in grades one through 12
are invited. For information, call
(863) 763-0437.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service


to youth and children by giving
free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four
days a week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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


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 Trea-
sure Seekers, exploring God's
promises. A nursery will be pro-
vided for helpers and those tak-
ing part in the adult class. Dinner
will also be provided. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4021.

Church plans
a gospel sing
The North Okeechobee
Church of God, 15949 NW,30
Terrace, will be hosting a south-
ern style gospel sing with the
'Singing Reflections' on Saturday,
June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
June 18, at 11 a.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-0344.

Church having
yard sale today
The Church of God of Prophe-
cy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will have a
yard sale on Saturday, June 10,
starting at 8 a.m. There will also
be a sausage gravy and biscuit
breakfast from 8 Until 9 a.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4059.

Church plans
Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23
from 6- until 9 p.m.- This year's
topic -is Artic Edge, Where
Ad% venture Meets COurage. Class-
\\ill 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 par-


ents attending VBS. A kick-off
event is scheduled for June 17
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded
at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office.
For information, call (863) 763-
1699.


Peach Lutheran
yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will
hold ayard sale Saturday, June 10,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC
Fellowship Hall.


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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
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
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Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165




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Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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State Finals qualifier
Nick Mazzilli, a 16-year-old sophomore at Okeechobee
High School, earned the right to compete in the State
Finals in calf roping by finishing the season ranked in
10th place. He will travel to the Silver Spurs Arena in
Kissimmee to compete June 8-10.


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meeting scheduled,
The Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation Department will
hold a softball organizational meet-
ing for all interested managers,
players and officials for Thursday,
June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
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Community Events

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.


Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
Sdence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321.


Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.


Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com


Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors
at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas;, con-
tact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just
come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical information.
Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments
will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863)
763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-
2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-
8865.


CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets dare being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to
accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet
or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emer-
gency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.


Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All.Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.


Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.


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


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 Closet any day, or days, Monday
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 information.


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 class-
es 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 Tuesday. 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.


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 sec-
ond 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 Friday,
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.


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plan, plus Fla. room. Waterfront, lake
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
Office 863-763-3566
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and appliances. Lake "0" access, furniture can be
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(#91484)
2). Very nice andclean 2002 manufactured home.
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in listing office. Get it before it's gone. $105,000.
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4). This 3/2 SWMH w/addition would make a
great starter home for the new family! Screened
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great buy at $122,000! (#90399)
5). This absolutely beautiful 20 acres of bahia
grass pasture ,is fenced and cross fenced and
waiting on your livestock, comes- with a
3Bd/2Ba DWMH, 30x50 barn with stalls, tack
room and workshop. Additional 20 acres adjoin-
ing may be purchased also to put more livestock
on. Call for more details. $720,000. (#88059)


beautiful home on, a corner lot close to
Everglades Elem. Located in an area of newer
homes. This is a great buy! Asking $214,000.
(#90621)
7). Well kept, 2 bdrm/2 bath on lake access canal,
CBS construction, newly remodeled kitchen,
new roof in "05, Florida room with water view,
open back porch, seawall, sprinkler system,
more, more, more! Asking $295,000. (#90909)


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(2) 10+/- acre parcels in Dark: Wood Ranches,
Hammock. (2) fadre'iE&el.; in Dyi-e Ra'fi6h.
Vikirig acre'',_p- $23 500 1#908691
David Ifidlit, Davis 863-610-11,04 Shanin Pwuaff 863-6.34-7061)
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Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz 863-467-2930 or863-634-4596 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
i Jerry Paten 863-763-1616 or 863-610-70062 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317
..a-t A~k M I AW Vcki & Perry reen863-67-6516 or B63610M62 Phone: (863)763-7312 @ Fax (863)763-7317


Beautiful Country Setting Asking $380,000 .
3/2 Frame Home on 4 73 Gorgeous Acres Located in :- -; I- ':- -
Prestigious Country -Hill Esiales Abo.'e Ground Pool S *
w/Deck. Stocked F.sh Pond Fantastic Pole Barn i Work *
Shop: Home is Very Roomy Perfe. for Enienarnng'
Property is Completely Fenced Must See Tnis Serene
Setting. Very Relaxing i91131)

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Lake Okeechobee Access Asking S248,000
Deep Canal, Just Minutes fro Taylor Creek Locks, 1990 3/2
DWMH built on Solid Concrete Slab, Roof is Less than 5
Years Old; New Carpet; New A/c in 2005, Large Master Suite;
Garden Tub, Open Concept Floor Plan; Island Cook Top
Range Plus Dual Wall Oven Units; New Dishwasher,
Screened Back Porch; Large Workshop; Sprinkler System,
Waterfront, Lake Access; Concrete Seawall, Boat Dock with
electric lift: fish cleaning Station (#89911)


investment reentai rroperny
Offered At $239,000
Total of Three Mobile Homes One 3,2 Two 211's
Approximately 1 Acre Nesiled in A Beautliui Cypress
Hammock, Private Dead-In Street, New Metal Roofs And
Skirting on All, Units, City Water; Septic Systems. Great
Income Producing Opportunity! Contact Okeechobee
Land Company, LLC For Additional Details. (#90744)


Offered At $1,700,000
Luncr and Dinner Restaurani On Bus, Ha,, 441 Souiln
The 1.1ost Desaraole Sirip at Okeehn,:,t.ee Where The
Majority of "Shopping" and "Eating Out" Takes Place High
Volume North/South Traffic Through The City Provides an
Avenue For Additional Customers Along with Regular and
Seasonal Clientele This is one of The Most Successful
Restaurants in Okeechobee! Owner is. Willing to Provide
Assistance with Training. All Showings Shall Be By
Appointment Only And MUST Be Accompanied By A
Representing Realtor (#90659)


Bridlewood Ranches

Offered At $589,000

21+ Beautiful Acres!

Gated, Equestrian

Community, Paved Road

Frontage. Beautiful

Pasture Land with Nice

Tree Hammocks. (#91234)


CHECK OUT THESE AVAILABLE VACANT LOTS:
* Nice Double.Lot Reduced To $36,500. Two Lots for the Price of One!
Orange Blossom Ranches. Just Minutes From Town. MOTIVATED SELL-
ER! BRING OFFERS! (#90736)
* Nice 2.50Ac Viking Lot: Located Just off the Paved Road. Priced to sell
at $115,000. (#91106)
* 10 + Acres Asking $550,000. Beautiful New Suncreek Ranch, Gated
Community. Paved Rd. Frontage. Located on the East Side of
Okeechobee :,,-
Homes Only Area. (#89169)
* 2.330 Ac Located in North Okeechobee. Offered at $84,500. '


Gated And Secure REDUCEDI $69.500
Due to illness, sellers MUST sell
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09096'. LOOKING FOR A THRIFTY a9148b LITTLE LAKE OAKS SETTING
WATERFRONT HOME OR INVEST- IN ANCIENT OAKS! Relaxing RV-type
MENT OPPORTUNITY? Buckhead 2/2 resort where you own your lot! More
1981 singlewide on 75 x 100' Lake-access than reasonable fee every 3 months!
waterway! Buy low now-why pay high Community pool, boat ramp & docks!
prices later? LOT AND TRAILER Upgraded central air in this 1991 Park
PRICED TOGETHER FOR $129,900! WE model with big covered parking area &
WILL SUBMIT YOUR OFFER patio! ONLY $105,000"1


g9150b RARE SPOT ON LAKE-ACCESS
WATERWAY IN ANCIENT OAKS!
Dock at your backyard! Tasteful 1994 Parkl
model has an "extra" room that could be
your 2nd or guest bedroom-it has the 2
baths! Covered parking, all appliances
stay! GO FISHING! PERFECT GET-
AWAY! $179,000!


Beautiful 5 + Acres
Sun Creek Ranches A Gated Community
Reduced! $299,000
MOTIVATED SELLER! BRING OFFERS!
Nicely Wooded Lot; High and Dry! Beautiful Hammock in
the Rear of Property, Perfect Building Site; Nicely
Secluded. Don't Let This Deal Pass You By Call Today
(#90480)


Beautiful 5 +/- Acres Asking $198.000
Located in North Okeechobee; Dead End Road on Cul-
De-Sa6. CLEARED AND FENCED! Ready to. Build your
Home or Place your Mobile Home. Beautiful Property,
Must See to Appreciate! Make an Offer! (#91224)


Waterfront Lot Asking $175,000
Extra Large Waterfront Lot on Cul-De-Sac Located In
Buck Head Ridge, Easy Lake Okeechobee Access
Over 220 Ft. of Concrete Seawall on Corner of Two
Clean Canals. Unique 22x23- Enclosed
Boathouse/Workshop. Large Concrete Slab for Motor
Home Parking or Garage, City Water, Septic, Electric
and Cable all Ready! (#90800)
Commercial Property
Total of 5 Adjoining Lots located in the center of
Okeechobee City, zoned Commercial. 1925 Historic
Frame Home, which has operated as a Doctors Office'
and an Antique Shop. Very desirable location for busi-
nesses. Contact Okeechobee Land Company at 863-
763-2262 or Toll Free at 1-.P00-691-6533 for addlhon-
al details.


Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker WWW.OklIc.com


S ptricltaLouise Goolsby Lic. R.E Broker
.763-6068 Cell 634-5588
'a :J thy Lancaster kath69@earthlink.net
.- -67-6760 .* Cell'634-8676 _
SAIRSTIdP PROPERT Corner lot _.+ wooded acre- \l & puniph.:',ue
electric. cukerli. permit tor -ephc Call Pat 563.6'34-55SS.
MINLiTFS FROM T.AVLOR CREEK 3?'2 Mlanujctured Home to rela\ in
after fishing off your dock or deck. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
[NDULiTRAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY: Cleared 1.5+/- acres 12 city
industrial lot- 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 homesites. By
appt. with Pat 863-634-5588.
VIKING: possible on ner financing" 1 25 acres close to paved road & power
line- Call Pat 863-634-5588.
UNIQUE PROPERT 24 acre parcelzoned Industrial or single family w/AG
exempnon. Great location near town. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
COUNTRY LIVING 5.20 fully treed acres near Yeehaw Junction & turnpike.
Call Pat 863-634-5588.
10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
20 ACRES north of Okeechobee.,Bring your horses. Can be divided into 2
tens. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
ZONED MULTI-FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL 3/4+/- acre in city limits. Call Pat
863-634-5588.
ON CAPTURED WATER: DWMH needs TLC, Ig. screen' porch overlooks
lake. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
NOTE: These offenngs are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


Request....Don Renfranz
taylorre@strato.net

REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930


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#9114" WATERFRONT HOLiSE WITH
EVERYTHING \OLU NEED-AT A,
GREAT PRICE, TOO! Concrete house
w/frame addi-tion.totals 3 bedrooms /
2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm,
big den/office, screened patio w/ hottub,
seawall w/dock, nice tilework and recent
up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT JUST
$229,000!


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WALLED WAT
BLEWIDE! This 19
easier to finance th
good Treasure Isla
dead-end portion o
apps. and some fur
GREAT AT $179,0


19q0984 AFFORDABLE 1988 DOU-
BLEWIDEI Non-waterfront Buckhead
location with water and sewer service!
Large screened patio, carport, neat interi-
ors! Looking -for something under
$100,000? It's hard to find-we know!
Full 2 bedroom / 2 bath! IT'S A
"GONER" AT JUST $79,900!


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open deck On 1.3\' 1 \1 loi' Jusi
Reduced $135.i000. Below, Appra.ied
Value! Call Elbert at 86'3-b34-7460
Fi-herman Look Here' 3.'2
mobile homeN i.ith trepiace and
pannr ,n Buckhead Ridge Huge
lot %..,th lake acce'- Priuate
ramp tor iour boat and a nice
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170 X 220' building lot in Country Meadows. Asking only $60,000.
-Multi- Family loti seven large Multi-Family lots in great location. East
side ot town., Just off HW1 710 near Ev erglades, Blvd. Can build up to 39
units. AsiZfig $1 00,0u0 call Elbert at 863-63,4-7460.
18.95 Beautiful acres in the NE section. Call loe to see this acreage.
Recently reduced to $426.375.
"If ou are interested in lisilang your propeirtyl,
give us a call. We are curreflNy seeKiag new lstIugs.
Call us to discuss the sale of your properly

Office:863-763-8851 I ', I
Elbert Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639
I Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294


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96 Jacobsen should be whedier it be a -:tarter home or
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"Best prices around on high uallty acreage!"
Leot #7 $220,000 Seller hnancedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Leot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Financed!!
* #892014+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST.FRONTAGE! Zoned AC,
mostly cleared! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
* #90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! Fully
cleared-off! Brand new seawall at 2401 SE 33rd Street! $162,500.
* #91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETI-
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 1,5784 NW 262nd Street!
$JUST $34,900!


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William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
Lori Mixon 634-1457
John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6076
Mark Goodbread 634-6999
Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221 Lynne Price 634-4250


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LAKEPORT LUXURY 3BR/2BA w/large floor cular concrete driveway. NEW A/C & ROOF IN throughout house w/carpet & vinyl flooring.
plan. 3 bay garage. $299,000 #202C Call 2003. $298,900 #211-H #91566 Call Jeri 863- Lg. 14X30 A/C shed. $250,000 #214A Call
Sharon 863..3-..6241 6?4 ...n5W -h-,- I Sh i3.F. 4.13l1


SHOWCASE '04 REDMAN 4BR'2BA STARTER HOME 2BRl2BA famril',, rm r -. ENJOYMENT ;3BR2B.- ,cl r.1H w ra13m,I,
DWMH w/stone fireplace, vaulted ceil- New roof, A/C, int. & ext. paint, ceramic and n i -di I rm & vaulted ceilings, 8x10 porch
ings. 20X32 A/C workshop. On 2.32 laminate floors. Fenced back yard, circular AFFORDABLE4 BR/1 1/2 BAw/large addi- w/fenced backyard, pool, deck & patio.
acres. $225,000 #206F #91469 Call Jeri driveway & carport. $179,000 #200C Call tion. Home needs work. $165,000 #210A Carport. $165,000 #210C #91580 Call Jeri
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WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
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:








Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
S ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.

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 "PITI" 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.


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SuDmitted TO UKeecnooee News/Ulli BlaCK
Scholarship Night
Jenny Stewart (center) awarded the Waste Management scholarships to Esteban Ansel-
mo (left) and Jeremy Hoglo (right) during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholar-
ship Night presentations.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Annual event
Gretchen Robertson (front row right) awarded the State Farm Insurance "Good Neigh-
bor" scholarships to (front. row left to right) Lacy Rock and Catherine Spangler; (back
row left to right) Jessie Carr and Travis Rock during Okeechobee High School's Schol-
arship Night presentations.


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Nancy Raddatz (right) awarded the Bank of America scholarships to (left to right) Yogi
Patel, Christopher Suarez and Jo Beth Wilkerson at Okeechobee High School's annual
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Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage
www.century21okeechobee.com


William Jason Tomllnson
.Li RE.L Broker
909 S. PARROrr AVE.
P STE 13A
C 863-357-303q
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Cell:
447-1443
Office:
467-9968
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 9,
through Thursday, June 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7and 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 415, 7 and 9p.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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467T8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers i ..
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 children. Train-
ing 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 pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-(800) 403-
9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over


500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
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Auctions 105
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Lost 135
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
(863)467-1499


JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
mjle. I yeir old Med or:wn,
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vic of Treasure Island. 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee.
(863)634-5914
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.
REWARD! Call
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LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
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area 05.2306 tJeed4 Med's.
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MINIATURE POODLE M. CoCo
Color & riame Family Pel Vie
:,1 SE 36 Terract oil Hwy.
710. 863.634-1492 Reward'
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
-Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy (863)697-1788


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
old F. spayed, lovable great
w.'idos Needs roorrm to run.
,(863)673-4540
CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
Calico, decl;ijwed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680


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There's nothing more relaxing than an old-fashioned
backyard barbecue, with friends and family gathered
around the picnic thble on a warm summer evening.
This round barbecue set, designed to seat eight, is the
ideal place to enjoy just such an evening. Add a
shade umbrella (available at home centers) and start
the festivities early.
The completed table is 52 inches in diameter, but
it may easily be enlarged.
Round Barbecue Set plan (No. 239)... $9.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 239 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). . $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
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Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
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DOGS, Mixed,' Dl3k male &
orown female.
1863)517- 772
GOATS (5) Very cuie. Small..
Must go. Free to good homes
only. (3521870-6358
GUINEA PIGS (2). females with
cage FREE to good none
15611261-2702 Belle Glade
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Malcrhinr], Smulled
Free, You haul.
(863)763-3326 ,
MINIATURE PINSCHER/Gold-
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good hornet. (8634417-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
(863)517-1772
PLASTIC MARINE TANK- 28
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
Second you dispose of old
gas. (772)260-4898
WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
Free, ..You haul.,
(863)357-2169




OKEECHOBEE- Fri, Sat &
Sun, June 9th, 10th, 11th,
8am-?, 804 SW 7th Ave. Re-
frigerator, Roll top Desk, Oth-
er furn, misc. and too much
to list.

Multi.amily
Okeechobee, 5572 NW 30th
Street (Mitchell Road)
Sat. & Sun. June 10th & 11th
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children's items, furniture,
houseware & more.

Employment.


En 1ent 205
Full .Time 205
Employment -
Med Ical 210
Employment -
Part.Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
(863)763-8391


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Full T ime 00


ELECTRICIAN & MECHANIC
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.
Electrician: Minimum of high school diploma or
equivalent plus Trade School or 4 years of related
work experience. Familiar with principles of motor
controls, process control circuits, electrical sche-
matic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits
and PLC's with minimal supervision.
Mechanic: Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics,
screw conveyors, pump repair, welding, and ma-
chine repair.
Positions offer good pay, bonus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401-K, health, dental, vision,
life, short & long term disability, 10 paid holidays,
paid vacation, paid time off, and others.
Complete an application at:
1820 County Rd. #833, Clewiston, FL. 33440
(863)902-4133, or submit a resume to:
HR Dept. Fax:.(863)902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
References
Thie Da ilu Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
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Business/HR Manager
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction
Center is looking for a combined
Business/HR Manager. OJOCC is a
high/max risk residential juvenile
program contracted by the' Department of
Juvenile Justice. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all
business/accounting activities as well as
HR functions. This person must be a
strong team player and interested in the
welfare of youth. A Bachelor's Degree
with previous HR experience is desired.
Respond to OJOCC, 5050 NE 168th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972; fax:
863-357-6866; or phone: 863-357-9922.
Or se nd res u mes by e-mail to
cynthia.stepanovich@us.securicor.com.
Criminal Background Screening/Drug
Free Workplace/EOE


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
dass begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits,
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442



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


ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a.2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
CONSTRUCTION FIELD TECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000


ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good diving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
HELPER NEEDED
$10.00/hr to start.
Call between 6 9p.m.
(863)467-4442
LEGAL ASST/SECRETARY
Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100
MECHANIC NEEDED
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586


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Glades Electric Cooperaive, Inc.
~ Moore Haven

Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of Mechanic. Seeking an individual with a thorough
background in all types of gas, diesel & LP engines,
hydraulics, generators and must be comfortable with change in
the work environment. We offer an excellent salary
commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit
package.
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-malled to ybradley()gladesec.com
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
anda Drug Free Workplace.


Empirwment Employment^


Ihimediate Openings CNAs
Okt 1 hbee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Tirme. Good Benefits.
Apply In PersonTo:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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


MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit
Union seeks a full time teller
for Okeechobee branch.
Responsibilities include
serving members, perform-
ing transactions, and cross
selling credit union products
and services. Candidates
must possess previous teller
experience as well as
commitment to providing
exceptional customer
service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical,
401(k), tuition assistance,
and annual bonus.
Apply online at
www.mIdflorida.com
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Paid Vacations


FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL (863)763-2158
ASK FOR CHARLES


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Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. Strong prob-
lem solving skills, highly or-
ganized, proven success in a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
AR cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:
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TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
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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
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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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
To s & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, 3%2 ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.


WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328


DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 dr best offer.
(863)677-0010
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
(239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-121:3, Alva ;EL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven; Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.
(863)467-3051
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL


SHED-Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827.


CHAIN LINK FENCING- approx
30', $100 (863)677-0010


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

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COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
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Prpety- Sal


STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.
(863)763-7545



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366


BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BDRM SUITE: Lighted FulVQu.
S- headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
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
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
(863)467-0538
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must seel $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, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING SET with 4 chairs,'
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
6pm.
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
wifull bed al 1 end 3nd re-
chner@ rime otier end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SERTA MATTRESS- Queen,
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
(863)763-9214 .
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete.
no mra re i i $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
t-lueoeige under warr 2 side
ti i, 1 coiree -Muil See-
1200 (305345-6741 ..
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34 2 end ladles.
25'24" & 2 lamps, 1700 or
belF owner (863)4167-8494
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
igood : onditnrn. 1300
18631675.3699



PUTTER. Odyssey, never
Used. pd $140 rnr*,-seii lor
$80 (816)564-42j35


GUN CABINET: Brand new!
Holds 6 guns w/built in com-
bination lock. $200 or best
offer. (863)655-0030
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with e.'.ira4, $375
.(863)467-6696
ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.
(863r83.7915



TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1 5 HP.R .8 mph, step control,
utlo in ilie,. hearl moni or.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549



AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914


DINING RM TABLE Picnic
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg
305-345-6741


OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, wom 2x,
perfect condition, $750.
(816)564-4235
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies: Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233



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


BEER. MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds /A Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $50 w/Keg.
(863)467-5616 '
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
chobee



PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
ist console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883


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 .
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Vadety) & Baby parrots. Blue
ront & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567
PEAFOWL CHICKS, 1 week
old, $35 each.
863-801-3141.
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old.$100 (863)675-0247.
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
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 rhos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.
(863)357-3639



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216
HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.
:(863)763-1997



SWIMMING POOL: 31/xl6Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
(863)357-2472


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
(863)467-3051


POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new w/all ac-
cessories. $250.
(863)697-3212
WADER'S: NEOPRENE, Chest,
Booted, Size 8. Excellent con-
ditlon. $60. (863)763-1997



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set,
Type S, in box with amp.
$450. (863)610-1421
CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
(863)357-1938


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


BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on
Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm.
$50 (863)675-1033


8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
GENERATOR 3KW,-with XL
fuel tank with gauge. Used
very little. Runs fine. $325
(863)357-3779
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.


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


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


I-griculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APHA BAY GELDING 4YRS -
Nol foir eginners, Good tor
English/Western. $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
(863)673-1567
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065


FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginer's/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
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
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1-550.,
(863)763-0411/673-6447
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883



GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good- condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 18% hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
(863)634-1479
MANTIS COMPOST TWIN: Off
the ground. 2 Tin'Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Uke
new $75. (863)484-0110
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
,30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bclinn
cast iron-eng., $550
(863)763-3451
RIDING TRACTOR LAWN
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer 195
.Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks S50
(863)234-1230

Rentals


La.nd l n lt 95 ,
Resort Property --
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country.
incids all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo. &sec. 863-634-5864'


OKEECHOBEE, 5,000 sq.. ft. 7
ml. N. of town. $1000 mo. Call
David @ Pritchards GMAC
Real Estate. (863)610-1980,


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep. (863)467-1005


Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim'Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
KINGS BAY, 2 BR, 2 BA Du-
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
ritchards GMAC Real Estate.
(863)610-1980
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1195.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
rnew ile riroughouli
$1395'mc. 1sit &sec. No pels
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. -+ 1st, last, sec. dep, &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
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.


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
(863)467-0771



AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
$1000 neg. (863)227-2954


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/ .
Townbouses Sal 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale '1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
Property Inspmection106D0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake. new
meal root, new carpet
rirougnrioul, 1811 anove
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
NEW HOME- $115 000, on
your lot, 3or. 2ba, Ig LR. Kil
w/appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495
OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq ft, French
doors, tie. wood canners
spiit Dearooms nuricarine
sriuners (2) Avail
Asking $219,900.
Call Real Pro 800-700-7242
or 561-202-5911


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


Save on land & home purchase.
Learn where to invest.
Realize Tax & Health Benefits beyond your
wildest dreams.
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TO RESERVE A SEAT AS SPACE IS LIMITED:
863-634-4724


RIVER ACRES on Kissimee
River, 1 acre w/14x76 MH. At-
tached breeze way and 24x24
CBS Garage. $300,000. or
best offer. 863-763-4067 or
772-519-2463

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2006
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




OKEECHOBEE- lot in NW sec-
tion, close to Seminole Elem.
Call (863)697-1.168



STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50
(863)697-3090
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754



OKEECHOBEE- Nice 3BR/2BA,
$700/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets
(863)763-6232.

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JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, all
inclusive,"OReechobee area.
$30k neg. (305)345-2472
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Owner finance 'w/
20% down. (863)357-1352 -
eandhmh@earthlink.net



OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Mobile Home. Lg. screened
porrcn. Will lease wioptoin.
$750 mo. (863)634-3451.
Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates. 5BR/2BA. office from
& back porcn, very nice, oni
1+ acres. $150,000 For more
Information call
(863)357-3053

Recreation
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AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
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 TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayllner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401


COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good.trlr., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEAD00 1996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph: Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
(863)763-6453
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
.-with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Labelle
OUTBOARD, lOOhp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $30.0 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle


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ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78,
Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000' firm.
(863)467-9234
FLAGSTAFF .'86, 23ft pop-up,
central ir and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
(863)673-1538
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
Best offer.. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
(863)634-8854



BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Oplmav w,'25" Shah Warranty
ti1 4'2008 All ionooi: cables
& harness Hydrf3ulu: sleerrin
151 hours $75001
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392,
MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
rine 2 way, $125
(863)467-5601
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100


APRILIA Rs50 2003 eng.
swaped ior a 250 2 stroke.
run & drives exc $2500
863-612-0090,239-810-0022
BMW K75 RT '92- 70K milec,
paid. $3500 asking-$2500 firm.
(863)634-96200 kee area-
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or besi offer.
863.- 610-0644 or
8.63-357-6959
Shop here IIrsti
The classeilled atds


SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer.. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.


Out of State
Property Sale 10551


Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK STATION WAGON,. '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
(772)284-1194
CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
Cadillac Deville, '92.
looks/runs juod. ,ri, nienor per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg,
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
(863)634-6196
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 .
772-359-2923/863-467-5401
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$ 500 Jeg ;(239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.-
(561)914-1660 .
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
.Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
milea e. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm (863i 635-3929
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 9.1 -.
V6, auto, good shape. needs
transmission, i.250
239i 657-4348 .. -''"
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR, -88,
light blur w,'whiie ti'p. dark:
blue init runs good $$1000
neg. (863~)6'4-1409
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Aulu. Iran' Fully Loaded 76K.
'9.00 (86 )763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, nelts Runs. good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side-
dr. $600: (305)668-7785
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
lo, $600. (863)94613570
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs reati A/C Stereo.
.$1900. 1863,83-5597
NEONS '9'6- (2) $800 FOR-
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS-CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)983-5597


Community Events


Hospital plans hurricane seminar
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S 441 N., will host A Medical Hurricane
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. Dinner service will be at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to (863) 824-
2702.


Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a
$50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman The-
ater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at
Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call
their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July
4, and you need not be present to win.


Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. 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 the Head Start and Vol-
untary Pre-Kindergarten program. Ongoing 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.


Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post
#64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for American
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons, of the American Legion membership.
Prospective members may not have been convicted of a felony. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will be
screened by the social membership committee.


Legion Auxiliary plans meetings
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64 in Okeechobee, 501 S.E.
Second St., will have meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of
each month. The second Tuesday night meeting will start at 7 p.m.,
while the fourth Tuesday night meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Members
are asked to bring a covered dish for the pot luck dinners. Elections of
officers will be Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Please attend this important
meeting so your vote can be counted. For information, call. Bea, at
(863) 763-4953; or, contact the American Legion-Post #64 at (863)
763-2950.


AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.


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


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


Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
0973.


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


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


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7800 863-357-7214 after 5p



FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
(863)467-1180
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500
(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 hault $125
(863)4617-4328
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- 94.
Runs good, New tires Front
end damage. $400 or best
onter (8631697-3008
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Exped.ition, $200.
(863)946-3570
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225
(863)357-8788


CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989.
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd. 4 cyl. 7K org rr mis Good
tires Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 rieg. (8631675-6142
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spa w/A,/C. Good work
Struck. $800 or best offer.
S(863)227-2954
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5 8'automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
owner. (863)467-6143
FORD RANGER XLT 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1200.
(863)763-6747.


CHEVY Si10 BLAZER 1994,
tl'4, Vb, Vorter. engine. A/C,
real snape. $2800.
8631763-3816
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C;
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
763-5578
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (2391768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
.(863)675-4079 LaBelle.


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mis., 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
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
.114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. NC, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212




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