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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 Re-opens
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has re-opened. It is open
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Woods left on
verge of missing cut
M AMARONECK, N.Y. (AP)
- Tiger Woods played this
U.S. -Open from under the
trees, in the rough and, Qne
time, even from the wrong
course. When the torture was
over, he needed nothing short
of a miracle to avoid missing
the cut at a major for the first
time as a pro.
Woods shot 6-over 76 Fri-
day to finish the second round
12 over par, 13 shots behind
clubhouse leader Steve Strick-
er and at the time tied for 120th
in the 156-man field.
The top 60 players and ties
make the cut, along with any-
one within 10 strokes of the
lead.
That meant 60 players
would have to fall behind
Woods' score of 152 for him to
play on the weekend.


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Drought Index
Current: 594
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.27 feet


Negligent mom sentenced


Mom 'encouraged
11 year old to
have sex with men
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"I don't know if I can forgive
you for what you did to me and
my sister. When I see you, I cry."
Those words came from a
prepared statement read in Cir-


cuit Court Friday morning that
was written by a now- 13-vear-old
girl whose mother had encour-
aged her to have sex with a num-
ber of men when she was just 1
years old.
The girls' 40-year-old mother
entered a plea of no contest in
front of Judge Sherwood Bauer
and was adjudicated guilty on
two counts of principle to lewd
and lascivious battery and two
counts of child neglect.
She was sentenced to serve


eight years in prison and will also:
have to register as a sex offender.
She was also ordered to pay
court and investigative costs, and
her attorney's fees.
If she had been given the
maximum penalties with con-
secutive terms, she would have
received a prison term of 40
years.
The mother's name is being
withheld to protect the identity of
the two girls.
The courtroom was eerily


Without power: Downed power lines cause brush fire


. . Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Downed power lines caused a brush fire in Treasure Island Friday afternoon. The Divi-
sion of Forestry and the Okeechobee Fire/Rescue Department worked together to extin-
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Treasure Island left residents without power Friday afternoon. The cause of the downed
lines was unknown as of newspaper press time.


silent as Assistant State's Attor-
ney Ashley Albright read the
statements from the girl and her
older sister, now 15, to their
mother standing before them in
shackles and her red Okee-.
chobee County Jail jumpsuit.
"I love you mom and I hope
you still love me," read Mr.
Albright from the youngest girl's
letter.
When the woman was first
arrested by Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Detective K.J.


Ammons in April of 2005, she
was accused of forcing her
youngest girl then 11 to
have unprotected sex with men
for money. The girl became preg-
nant and has since given birth.
She has given up the baby.
The detective's report went
on to state that the woman's old-
est daughter, who was 13 at the
-time, refused to be used as a
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lake cleanup


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Plans for cleaning up Lake
Okeechobee and the financing
of that plan were discussed by a
multi-county coalition when
they met at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse on Thurs-
day.
The County Coalition for
Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon also heard
reports on the condition of the
dike, the status of the fish popu-
lation in Lake Okeechobee, the
status of South Florida Water


Management District (SFWMD)
projects and adopted a resolu-
tion regarding water quality.
The coalition, which meets
quarterly in Okeechobee, is
made up of county commission-
ers representing Okeechobee,
St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm
Beach, Hendry, Glades, High-
land and Osceola counties.
Glades County Commission-
er Alvin Ward presented a far-
reaching plan to clean up the
lake.
"Every time I go to the lake I
gel more depressed than the last
time," he said.
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Commissioner Ward suggested
the coalition lean on the U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) to main-
tain lower lake levels in order to
rejuvenate plant life. He also advo-
cated subsidizing commercial fish-
erman to remove nonnative inva-
sive fish. Another component of his
plan was mechanical harvesting of
unwanted vegetation rather than
chemical treatment.
The plan also proposed a pilot
project at a problem basin such as
Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough to
work on reducing phosphorous
concentrations in water flowing
into the lake. Dredging to remove
sediment from the lake bottom
was another component of the
plan.
The commissioner also advo-
cated replanting native plants.
"Cleaning up Lake Okeechobee
is a priority to this board," said
Commissioner Ward.
The total cost of this program is
riot known and commissioners
spent some time debating ways to
finance the program.
One proposal was to ask
SFWMD to increase their tax rate
by 0.1 mil. The money received
from this tax hike would be ear-
marked solely for 'Lake Okee-
chobee cleanup.
One mil equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessedvalue.
The current SFWMD tax rate,
which is paid by all property own-
ers in the 16-county area served by,
SFWMD, is 0.7 mils. This rate has
remained unchanged for many
years..
The maximum rate that can be
levied by SFWMD is 1 mil.
According to information fur-
nished by the coalition, an addi-
tional 0.1 mil assessment would
raise approximately $65 million
peryear.
"We cannot support a tax
increase," said Osceola County
Commissioner Ken Smith. "I think
this is bigger than 16 counties. The.
Everglades belong to everybody."
"Can we ask someone else to
fix our problem?" countered Com-
missioner Ward.
Other commissioners were in
favor of an additional tax.
"We need to act quickly and


start with us," said Commissioner
Sarah Heard of Martin County.
Palm Beach County Commis-
sioner Warren Newell suggested a
subcommittee look at a variety of
funding sources. He suggested that
if the counties helped fund the pro-
gram they could get more respect
from state and federal agencies.
Ernie Barnett, director of
SFWMD's office of policy and legis-
lation, suggested that it might be
difficult to get approval for a tax
increase.
After some debate, the coalition
formed a committee consisting of
Commissioner Ward, Lee County
Commissioner Ray Judah, Com-
missioner Heard, Commissioner
Newell and St. Lucie County Com-
missioner Joe Smith to work with
the SFWMD staff to explore means
of funding.
' Okeechobee County Commis-
sioner Clif Betts said whatever the
funding source, people need to be
assured that an excessive amount
of the money would not go toward
administration.
Moving on, the coalition
received a report on the condition
of the Herbert Hoover Dike from
Dennis Duke, chief of the restora-
tion program branch for COE's
Jacksonville district.
He rioted that seepage was first
observed in 1986.
"We do not disagree with any
technical data," he said of the
recent SFWMD report on the con-
dition of dike. He said the report
was based on a 1999 COE report.
"Our analysis of the condition has
not changed."
He said the lake level was cur-
rently being lowered by a pulse
release and that COE is working on
a new lake regulation schedule.
Pulse releases are designed to
mimic the actions of rainfall. The
regulation schedule adoption pro-
gram requires several public meet-
ings before the schedule is finalized
in December 2006';nd put into
effect in January of 2007.
The new schedule will be in
effect between 2007 and 2010. At
that time. Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Projects (CERP)
would require other measures.
Mr. Duke detailed several alter-
nate lake regulation schedules
under consideration. All of them
call for maximum releases at 17.25
feet. The current regulation sched-


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18.5 feet. The alternate schedules
also call for a lower minimum level
for the lake.
Mr. Duke said COE has an
aggressive dike inspection pro-
gram with daily inspections when
the lake level reaches 16.5.
Repair material is positioned at
20 locations around the dike. Con-
tractors and COE are ready to
respond to any emergency, he said.
Mr. Duke emphasized that, con-
trary to what had recently been
reported, repair work on the dike
near Port Mayaca has not ceased.
He said there was money to com-
.plete this section and start on the
next section.
Mr. Duke predicted it would.
cost between $5 billion and $10 bil-
lion to bring the dike up to current
safety standards for a dam.
There has been recent contro-
versy over the refusal of COE to
release flood maps to the public.
The maps show the extent of flood-
ing that would occur in different
areas if the dike were breached.
The maps were released to local
emergency management officials,
but COE cited security reasons for
not releasing them to the public.
That policy has now changed.
Mr. Duke stated that local emer-
gency management officials may
release the maps to the public if
they so desire.
Mr. Duke insisted that COE
would not compromise on public
safety.
Larry Carter, assistant deputy
director of operations and mainte-
nance for SFWMD, said at the cur-
rent rate it would take 10 years for
necessary dike repairs to be com-
pleted. HIe urged pushing the gov-
ernment for more funding to speed
up the pace of the work.
David Roach of the Florida
Inland Navigation District (FIND)
also spoke. This is an independent
special taxing district that is con-
cerned with dredging the naviga-
lion channel in Lake Okeechobee.
He said funds would be available
through FIND for assistance to
other agencies to remove muck
from other parts of the lake.
Don Fox, biologist with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC), present-
ed a dismal outlook for fishing on
the lake. Because of water condi-
tions caused by two years of hurri-


canes, he said that the number of
black crappie and largemouth bass
in the lake are at record lows.
Better news was reported by Dr.
Susan Gray, deputy director of
SFWMD's watershed manage-
ment department, as she gave an
update on SFWMD projects. The
district is, studying the feasibility of
deep well injection, a process to
store excess water by injecting it
into deep wells.
She reported that the Lykes
Basinger Groves water storage
project is operational. The concep-
tual design for an 800-acre Semi-
nole, Brighton reservoir/stormwa-
ter treatment area (STA) has been
completed.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies
have recently been held for the
Nubbin Slough and Taylor creek
STAs.
An STA is designed to hold
water and use aquatic plants to
remove phosphorous before the
water is released into the lake.
Over 35 projects related to Lake
Okeechobee and Everglades
improvement have been complet-
ed and a total of $487.2 million is
being spent on eight construction
projects now under way.
"We have a lot to do," Dr. Gray
said. "We are by no means
through, but we are working
hard."
After some debate, commis-
sioners passed by a split vote a res-
olution urging the Environmental
Protection Agency to maintain the
requirements for strict enforce-
ment of the Clean Water Act and
not exempt transfers from permit-
ting requirements of the National
Pollution Discharge Elimination
System.
There was some discussion as
to how this would affect emer-
gency discharges due to flooding.
However, when contacted after
,the meeting for clarification .Dr.
Paul Gray of the Audubon Society'-
said the resolution would not pro-
hibit the discharging of water dur-

ing emergency conditions.
Commissioners Ward, Newell
and Ken Smith voted against the
resolution.
The resolution stated that water
transfers without proper treatment
to meet water quality standards
would be detrimental to the Ever-
glades and the Indian River
Lagoon.


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prostitute. She was then suppos-
edly sold to a 23-year-old Hispan-
ic man for. a Mercury Cougar
automobile.
However, said Mr. Albright on
Friday, it was learned through
depositions that the older girl was
not sold for the car.
"She (the mother) was clearly
aware that they were having sex
and was allowing it and inh
some cases encouraging it but
there was no evidence that the
mother received any money," he.
said after Friday's court hearing.
"And, both victims and the owner
of the car said there was no agree-
ment to give her the car."
Six men were arrested for
allegedly having sex with the
youngest girl. Five are still in the
Okeechobee County Jail awaiting
trial. Jail records indicate the sixth
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transferred on May 12 from the
county jail to the Central Florida
Reception Center where he will
spend his 8-year prison term.
Also charged were: Cesar Car-
rasco-Leon, 29; Josias Carranza-
Vega, 19, Orlando Torres Rivera,
21, Rigoberto Hernandez Bello,
22, and Tomas Hernandez Bello,
21.
Mr. Albright said the Depart-
ment of Children and Family
(DCF) will hold a hearing to deter-
mine the woman's parental
rights, and there will be court
hearings to terminate those rights.
However, he added, that will be a
moot point as both girls will be 18
by the time their mother is
released from custody.
Both girls are now living with
foster parents and, according to
their prepared statements, are
doing well.
"I have learned right from
wrong and now know what living
with a loving family is," wrote the
oldest girl. "We will be OK."


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Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data.input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be held
Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78 W
Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
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.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable tofix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five per-
sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850;
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
at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
Two players win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Tw\o winners of the Fantasy 5 game will
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Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Sam Smith (back row, left) and Janine Marchman (back row, right) awarded the Indian
River Community College-Henry Kelly Memorial Scholarships to the following Okee-
chobee High School students: (in no particular order) Erica Pope, Amanad Rodriguez,
Roy Haddan, Jeremy Hoglo and Robyn Hedges. The presentations were made, at the
O.H.S. annual Scholarship Night.


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Obituaries


Phyllis Agan
Phyllis Agan, age 67, of Okee-
chobee, died June 15, 2006 at her
home. Mrs. Agan was born April
12, 1939 in Scott County, Ind. She
was a homemaker having come to
Okeechobee from Indiana in 1988.
She was a member of the Okee-
chobee Christian Church.
Mrs. Agan is survived by her hus-
band of 50years, John Agan of Okee-
chobee; sons, Jeff, (Hope) Agan of
Michigan, and Jay Agan of Orange
Park, seven grandchildren, and one
sister, Bonnie Brown of Salem, Ind.
Funeral services will be held in
Indiana with burial at Crown Hill
Cemetery in Salem, Ind. No local
services will.be held.
The guest book may be viewed
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.


All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory..

Charlie Albert
Bradham, Jr.
Charlie Albert Bradham, Jr., age
79, of Okeechobee, died June 5,
2006, at his residence. He was bom
Sept. 1, 1926, in Savannah Ga. and
was a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 24 years. Mr. Bradham served in
the U.S. Navy and later in life re-enlist-
ed into the Air Force during Vietnam
where he served as a 1 st Lt He was a
member of the VFW and a lifetime
member of the American Legion,
both of Okeechobee, and The
Eagles in Sebring. He enjoyed fishing
and singing inaBarber Shop Quartet.


He is survived by: his sister,
Ruth (Jake) McKinne of
Gainesville;
daughters,
Sonia Bradham
of Greensboro
N.C., Ruth (Ger- *
ald) Johnson of
Jacksonville,
Tina (Sammy)
Strickland of
Orange Park,
and Regina Charlie
Bradham of Bradham, Jr.
Chapel Hill;
N.C. In addition, he is survived by
his companion, Irene Levengood
of Okeechobee.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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From the Editor


Perception isn't
always the truth

Paint, chrome, leather; the
ground vibrating beneath your
feet and as far as the eye can see
motorcycle after motorcycle
heading into your town. In some
minds, that is a scary image
because of long past experiences
with bikers and their groups.
Hollywood movies and the
news. often portray biker groups
as the unruly, degenerate and
mostly uncivilized people in our
society. True, there is that small
minority of folks who still live that
lifestyle. Their only purpose in life
is to eat, drink, ride and occasion-
ally pillage and plunder.
But for the vast majority of
modern-day riders that stereotypi-
cal lifestyle left a long time ago.
Today, most two- and three-
wheeler, paint, chrome, and
leather enthusiasts are your nor-
mal everyday folks that live next
door. A recent survey showed that
the average Harley rider has
his/her master's degree, is 40
years old and brings home an
annual income of $65,000 so
much for the unemployed, drug-
dealing, gun carrying degener-
ates.
I challenge everyone to come
to one of the events planned for
this year in Okeechobee and see
the real story. Last year's Memori-
al Day 2005 bike rally held at the
Ag-Center drew a crowd of 3,500
over a three-day event. The-rally


started Friday morning and ended
Monday night without one inci-
dent, accident, fight or problem.
We are looking forward to
2007's rally with the same expec-
tations as 2005.
This Fourth of July, Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Par-
rot Ave., will be hosting a Tuesday
night 'Family Bike Night' kickoff
celebration starting at 4 p.m.
There will be live music, wing eat-
ing contests and a 50/50 drawing
to benefit local non-profit organi-
zations. And let's not forget the
kids. There will be face painting,
fake tattoos and pictures of chop-
pers available.
Also, local custom bike
builder, 17-year-old Brandon
Baughman, will be attending the
kickoff. His insane machines built
in his own back yard have been
featured in national bike maga-
zines. Also, his masterpieces have
traveled to Las Vegas, N.V.,
Louisville, Ky., and Daytona
Beach for competition against
some of America's finest bike
builders in his CC class. Paint,
chrome and leather vendors will
also attend. Hey the 1950's and
1960's view of the bike world
have long since past.
You are invited to stop in and
enjoy what everyone's talking'
about. For information, stop by
Beef O' Brady's and pick up a flyer
or call: Sam Vuleta at (863) 634-
8980, Chobee Christian Cycles
president Gene Rodenberry at
(863) 634-1723, Greg Giles at
(772) 341-9150 or Bruce Parker at
(863) 697-13-17.


Community Events

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edition
2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass and
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each orna-
ment 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- LUnited States Air Force AuLL-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18.
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
lions Center, (863) 763-3212. .

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
ReliefFund, and the customerwill be given a Red Cross receipt.




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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

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

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues a're $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa
Arnold (863) 610-2280.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St..
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E., Fourth St. in Okeecnobee.
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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297 .
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church,.1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until'8 p.m. at the'Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E 18th Terrace. Ana! Rornero 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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets Irom 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6;30 p.m.
al the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Churph,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
SFree Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. '
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events


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 par-
ticipants. 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 par-
ents and pre-school children. The curriculum 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.


Community Events

Blood drive scheduled
Highlands Florida Blood Center will hold a Father's Day
Blood drive at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All donors will
receive a free breakfast buffet and T-shirt. A picture ID is
required for donors. For information, call (863) 382-4499.

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.

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 I 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, treat-
ments and resources. Call the American Tinnitus Association
Helpline (800) 634-8978; or, go to their website at www.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. Oulpost, Bridgelte
Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce. For information,
contact coordinators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or Dar-
lene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Sat-
urday, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The
tournament will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format
will be a four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry
fee will include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds
from the tournament will help defray medical expenses
incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to enter, call (863)
763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June
10.

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 Adventure 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.

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 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campersrshould provide
their own snacks and lunch: For information, contact Sue
Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

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. Parrott Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways
and refreshments. The event is open to Main Street members
and the public.

'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 20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at
(863) 467-5479.

Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will
be held June 21, 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at
the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a Certificate of Completion. No child
care will be available. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

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
Fehrmantat (863) 357-9980.

Red Cross hosts Extreme Weekend
The American Red Cross will hold their third Extreme Week-
end for local high school aged youths to be trained and pre-
pared to assist the community during disasters. The training is
free and the trainees will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and certifi-
cation in all Red Cross training. The Extreme Weekend will be
Friday, June 23, from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, June
24, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863)
763-2488.

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.


Godwin Family Reunion planned
The annual Godwin family reunion will be held Saturday,
June 24, at the Grace Christian Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., at 10
a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon. Meat will be pro-
vided. Please bring a covered dish of vegetables, salads, deserts,
etc. If you have any old family photos or mementos, please
bring them to share with the family. For information, call (863)
763-2614 or Jimmy Godwin at (772) 216-3048.






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ence of Jesus but he wanted to
believe.


John 20:24-29 Unbelief implies lack of belief
Through the ages one of because of insufficient evidence.
Jesus' disciples has, I believe, Thomas demanded evidence.
been given a bad rap. He has He wanted to go to the source.
been referred to as "Doubting On such an important matter, he
Thomas." The dictionary even wanted to see for himself. He
refers to a doubting Thomas as: would probably have made a
"A person who habitually good newspaper reporter. It was
doubts; chronic skeptic." But I Thomas' questions to Jesus in
prefer to call him "Unbelieving John 14:5 that, lead to Jesus'
Thomas." There are several pos- famous statement in the follow-
itive lessons we.can learn from ing verse:" I am the way, the
The week beforomase the ci- truth, and the life; no man
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dents related in John 20 the mdis- e ":
ciples were gathered in the Thomas set his own condi-
upper room and Jesus appeared tions for belief in verse
to them. This was the evening of 25:"Except I shall see in his
Jesus' resurrection.25:"Except I shall see in his
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into his side, I will not believe."
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Hebrews 10:25 knowledge before he had faith.
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the presence of Jesus and the open mind and a desire to con-
fellowship of other Christians. firm the truth.
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compared withnrraking ohe -coal Notice he did not stubbornly
of fire from a' fireplacebout unto' say: "I'will not believe."'. -
the hearth. By itself, that coal Thomas said he would,
will grow cold. However, left believe if his conditions were
with the other coals, it will stay met.


This was not stubborn unbe-
lief that would never believe. I
think he wanted to believe, he
was only asking for what the
other disciples had experienced
the previous Sabbath.
He would not be a hypocrite
and go along with the crowd. He
spoke openly stating his disbe-
lief.
So what happened?


the same status with the other
disciples.
- This peace pht Thomas
where he should be as the
peace of Jesus puts all of us
where we should be.
In verse 27, Jesus responded
to Thomas demands.
Thomas demanded evidence
and Jesus met the challenge. As
a result, Thomas becomes


Jesus always reveals Himself aware of God's love and forgive-
to those who honestly and sin- ness.
cerely seek Him. Because of his experience,
According to the Jewish way Thomas was able to say in verse
of reckoning days, it was the fol- 28 "My Lord and my God." This
lowing Sabbath and Jesus statement was made by some-
appeared under the same condi- one who is often put down as a
tions as the previous Sabbath. doubter.
Notice that Jesus was not Jesus knew that Thomas
faultfinding. He was loving and would have many predecessors
forgiving, treating Thomas with through the ages who would be
the same consideration He has dealing with doubt and disbe-
shown to the others, lief.
Once again Jesus said "Peace We owe a lot to unbelieving
be unto you," the same thing He Thomas. He wanted only what
had said earlier, the other disciples had experi-
He wanted to be the same enced. He was honest. He set
Savior and Redeemer to Thomas conditions for his belief. When
as He had been to the others. those conditions were met, he
The peace that Jesus brings believed
meets all our needs; it gives us We have his testimony today.
joy in the midst of adverse cir- ; Because of his experience, he
cu instances. This peace gives us- ;said to Jesus, "My Lord and my
courage to work for the Lord. In God." Are you able by faith to
Thomas' case, this peace was a make that same statement to
means of recovery to put him in Jesus today?


"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98"m St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
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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Religion Briefs


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.
Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church
of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace,
will be hosting a southern style
gospel sing with the Singing Reflec-
tions 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.W32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June .19-23 from
6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Arctic Edge, Where Adventure
Meets Courage. Classes will be
. from age 3 to adult. A class for the
'deaf will also be available. Child


care for 2 and under will be provid-
ed for parents attending VBS. A
kick-off event is scheduled for June
17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at
www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.

'DaVici 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 20 and 27 at 6:30
p.m. For information, call the Ever-
glades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
5479.

Fort Drum plans
Boot camp
Fort Drum Community Church,
32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 26-30
from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this years' event is Truth Quest
B.O.O.T. (Biblical 'Outlook and
Outreach Training). There will be
games, snacks, crafts, fun, skits
music and more in a fun Army
boot camp setting. This is a free
camp for youths ages 4 to 12. For
information, call (863) 467-1733.


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.
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.
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
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Oakview Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate ses-
sions. The first session will be
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will
feature baseball for boys and soc-
cer for girls. -The second-session
will be from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and.
will feature softball for girls and
soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the
half-day session. The camp is
*open to children age 4 through
sixth grade.
For information contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W 32nd St., or go
to the, church web site at
wwvw.oakview'baptist.org.

Tourney benefits
youth grid league
The Chobee Bulls will sponsor
a men's softball tournament on
Saturday, June' 17, at the men's
ball fields across from Yearling
SMiddle School beginning at 7 a.m.
Entry fees are $200 per team,
with the proceeds of the tourna-
ment going to the Chobee Bulls
football program.
Teams are to bring their own
softballs. A two-designated-
home-run-hitters rule applies.
There will also be sign-ups for
the Chobee Bull football teams
during the tournament. The
Chobee Bulls is open to players
10-14 years old. To register, a copy
of the child's birth certificate and
proof of insurance at signups is
required.


For information contact John
Kemp at (863) 634-3854, Darryl
Allen at (863) 697-3850 or Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
0326.

Youth grid league
in need of coaches
Anyone interested in coaching
Pop-Warner football or cheerlead-
ing is welcome to attend a meet-
ing at the Larson Eairy office, 400


N.W. Fifth St., on Tuesday, June Complex on June 24, July 1 and
20, at7p.m. July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
For information, call Kristie p.m.
Mathey at (863) 697-6123 or The registration fee is $75. In
James Shockley at (863) 634- order to register you must bring
3482. the child's last report card, a cur-
.'rent year physical from your doc-
Pop Warner grid tor and a copy of the child's birth
sign-ups slated certificate.
sign-ups slated For information,' call co-presi-
Pop Warner football and -dents James Shockley at (863)
cheerleading sign-ups'will talre 634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
place at the. Okeechobee Sports (863) 697-2576 .


Bass club hosts
benefit bass tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Mari-
na to help defray costs of send-
ing the members of the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc. to state com-
petition on Sept. 30 at Lake
Toho. The tournament will be a
"pick your own partner" tour-
ney with a 70-30 payback. The
entry fee will be $100 and can
be paid at the ramp on the


morning of the tournament. For
information, contact George
Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-8145
or Charlie Hays at (863) 763-
2332.

Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will
not be holdingtheir monthly bass
tournaments during the months
of June,July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
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Streets IWdlose foi"project
G4 Construction will be started work at the intersection of N.W.
Jifth Avenue and N.W 22nd Lane on June 9. Streets will be closed
seven to 10 days. The company will be cutting the road for a Sanitary
Sew er Project. N. W. Fifth Avenue will be closed to north south traffic
i and N.W. 22 Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through traffic
at N.W Fifth Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863) 634-1136.
Brad Goodbread at (863i 634-2121 or the office at (8631 763-2838.

My Aunts House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc a 501 (c) 1.3) 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. \\ork 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 preg-
'nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
.enting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are
- from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting
"-classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S.
::Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like more
Sninformation on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
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with concrete circular driveway, covered 3001-H: 3Bd/2Ba brick home, split floor
patio, oak cabinets, 2 attached garage, appli- plan, plus Fla. room. Waterfront, lake
ances, landscaped, sprinkler system runs off access lot, seawall, boathouse, wood
v-ell. cid water & .ewer Built 200? deck fruit trees & more (U'90111'
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plan. Great waterfront with lake access in frame home 3Bd/1.5Ba. Will need some TLC. Both have
Buckhead Ridge. Boathouse, double car- separate elect, water, & septic systems. Will be glad to
port, screened pbrch, plus more. (#91165) present anyand all offers.


* 2 Quail Acre lots,;each @ $50,000.
* (2) 10+/- acre parcels in Dark Hammock.
* Gated 10+/- acres located in Sherman
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, Viking acre @ $23,500. (#90869)
* (2) 1 acre parcels in Dixie Ranch.
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Don Renfranz, Inc.'s .Tai 1 Cnn n vf~a1 loa Pc afno


T referred Properties

SOf Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
KaLth Godwin Lc R.E Bruoer
3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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863-634-4596 863--, o3r.16
tayrore~strato-net or Si,3.AI-70L16 or ~~-I~-~%


;91513 15 iHISTHIt UAKURtiN Ur EutN---ul LI T-
TLE LAKE EDEN? Modern 2004 model Park model in
Ancient Oaks includes covered parking and patio over-
looking Eden pond! All up-to-date conveniences with
eye-catching interiors! SUPERB DEEDED WEEK-
ENDERI $143,0001


#91487 HARD-TO-FIND 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH IN
ANCIENT OAKSI Totals include spacious additions to
this 1994 Park model with covered parking and laundry
rml All major appliances included! Miserly quarterly,
fees-and you own your lot! COMMUNITY BOA-
TRAMPI LOW 5105,000 1


x90792 PATIO OVERLOOUUKS UUt OIL, UALCK-
YARD AND LAKE-ACCESS WATERWAY Really cute
1981 3 bdrm / 2 bath mobile on large lot over 160' deep
in Buckheadl Has a detached concrete block garage
near the water--very unusual! Dock! GO FISHIN' AT
v'OiR YARID FOR 160l.00!


591285 ON THE LAKE-ACCESS WATrERI AY IN
ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT Chariot "Park" model
with addition and screened back porch overlooking boat
dock' & canal! Rare opportunity in big resort to park
boat at your backyard! Handicap ramp, carport!
$180,000!


590968 LIKE-NEW 2004 HOUSE ON PEACEFUL
POND SETTING! Full 3/2 block construction with 2
screened patios and a Florida Room overlooking the
water Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car garage, metal
roof, Nu-Air insulated windows, sec- urity system, Isle-
nia0,rh ^"hnAi 4 k'79A, ff0


#91147 WATERFRONT HOUSE WITH EVERY-
THING YOU 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 tile-
work and recent up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT
JUST $229,0001


I91260 INCLUULIS LUINLLKtlt E UBAI It'aI.I'l 9YU7b. LUUOIIeGk U tUl .4R i rlFlrt I rti ,IWtERRNTli
Launch, dock, & pull' your boat out right at your prop- HOME OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?
erty-perfect for fisherperson who trailers their bass Buckhead 2/2 1981 singlewide on 75 x 100' Lake-access
boat' Mobile is a 1990's model 2 bdrm/2 bath plus stor- waterway! Buy low now-why pay high prices later?
age shEd' A.l on seawalled Lake access Buckhead LOT AND TRAILER PRICED TOGETHER FOR
waterway! A GREAT BUY AT $125,000 $129,9001 WE WILL SUBMIT YOUR OFFER!

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It. l.'l.nI .D.' 2 IJ ur.'g.uno.urI am.n- DBraniU new apploimal un ile. ueauuiuuy
rooms are all tile as well. Cherry cabinets in landscaped and above ground pool, outside
kitchen. Make this one yours! Call Sheryl BBQ area with kitchen. New ceramic tile
Byrd 863-634-3572 or Barbara McClellan throughout. Asking $138,000. $138,000.
863-634-7537. $215,000. (#91614) (#91597)
2). This cute 2/1 SWMH would make a good 4). Just 4 lots from Taylor Creek. Lake "0"
rental or starter home. Looking for rental access only minutes. SWMH w/new roof 01,
property that would give you a great new roof on porch 05. 3/4" plywood floors,
return? Look no further... this is for you! Has walk in closet. Electric fireplace, great utility
an outbuilding for storage. Call Barbara shop w/shelving. 12x60 pad for boat.
McClellan 863-634-7547. $74,000. (#91575) Covered baot dock with electric boat lift.
3). Newly remodeled! You need to see this Chain link fence, patio, shed and MUCH
SWMH with 12x14 addition and decking., more. (#91465)


Request....Don Renfranz
taylorre@strato.net
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930


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:91062 "HANDIMAN'- MOBILE IN HIGHLY #89909 AT THIS NEW REDLiCED PRICE THE LOCA-
DESIRED BRINDABAN FOREST LOCATION! TION ALONE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!, Isles Lake-
You've always heard, "Buy the least expensive property access waterfront just a few hundred feet from Taylor
in the best location"! NOW is your chance! West. 1987 Creek on our best canal and best street! Includes 2/2
2/2 on treed comer lot at 4401 SE 27th St.! ASKING mobile with additions! JUST. $149,900 BUYS IT
$79,500! LOOK! TODAY!
* 189022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Geared. #91122 FINE VIKINGS PARCEL PRICED TO SELL
nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming Compare! Nice parcel with power line in front at 15784
house/dbl. wide OK! REDUCED TO JUST $120,000! NW 262nd St. We have map. JUST $34,9001
* #90771 ISLES WATERFRONT VACANT LOT! ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT VACANT LOTS for
Brand-new seawall! Dock with hoist! Completely your "Park" model or other conforming travel trailer! A
cleared! Water meter included! 2401 SE33rd St. $162,500! wonderful place to be! PRICED FROM $39,000 TO
- #90876 ISLES WATERFRONT LOT! Close to Creek at $50,000.
26n4 SE Md-. Ln' Sold ,.ith e'sumng ea wall. shed dock, #91197 WATERFRONT LOT FOR YOUR RV OR
and water merer/account! HOT AT 4150,000! TRAVEL TRAILER! Rare opportunity! Turtle Cove off
* v91492 WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,000! LindaRoadjustwest ofKissimrmee River! "GONER" AT
Indud e rstimng -,-pbc rank & s-hed "as is" at #17 8th St JUST $50,000!
mn Buckhead 599,000! ACREAGE
* VIKINGS "DEEPCOUNTRY" 125 ACRE PARCELS! #892014.50 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON BUSY 78
Various location we have addresses for each. Phone WEST! Zoned Agriculture, Land Use Plan designation
Jerry for details. REDUCED TO SELL NOWI JUST has been LRMU! Okeechobee County at 9371 Hw.y 78W
535,000 TO 540,000 EACHI $450,0001


a90769 LAKEt-CLESb IVALKKII(UlIN 11HUUSit IN
THE ISLES WITH NEW, BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN
*CABINETS! Recently installed new.oven/range, frige,
dishwasher! Superb dock on one of our very best canals!
Garage with laundry! Sturdy block construction of
course! $252,5001
OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW
WITH SELLER FINANCING
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,000), Sellers will hold
a First Mortgage of balance payable In monthly payments of principal &
Interest @ 8.00%APR based on 15yr. amortization, to come to term (balloon
payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres
on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT!
Lots #13, #17 @ OK Acres direct!, fronnng on paved
NE 80th Ave. $250,000 EACHI
1* 1.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK
ACRESon NE 80th Ave.! $250,000!,


#91263 PRIME SOUTHWEST SIDE
LOCATION-AT SUPER PRICE! Big
half-acre lot for this block 3/2 with 2-car
garage, fenced backyard, and family room
with fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7 Estates!
Kitchen sink, eating counter "island"!
Split bedroom plan!: $215,000 IS A BAR-
c. AIN!


O9O9oit LIKENEW 2001 HOUSE ON


49098 LIKE-NEW 2004 HOUSE ON
PE\CEFLil POND SETTING' Fuiil i
block construction with 2 screened patios
and a Florida Room overlooking the
water! Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car
garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated win-
dows, sec- urity system, Isles neighbor-
1..:-.od' 52"9,000!


OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS
"Best prices around on high wualliv acreage'
Let #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Financed!
LOt #17 $250,000 Seller Financed!
Let #1 $250,000 Seller FinancedlI
* #89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, in
"Resort Corridor" at 9371 Hwy. 78 W! 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! \Whv pa\ $40.000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line!
We have map and directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street!
JUST $34,9001


* AIRS1TRIP PROPERTY Comer lot 5-+/- wooded acres, well & pumpflouse,
electric. culert. permit for -ieptic Call Pat 863-b34-5588.
* MINUTES FROM TA'iLOR CREEK- 3.2 Manufactured Home to relax in
after fishing off your dock or deck. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* INDUSTRIAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY: Cleared 1.5+/- acres 12 city
industrial lot, plus alley in great location on NW 6thAVe. Call Pat for details,
863-634-5588
* LAKE FRONT TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: custom home, wind zone 125mph.
Call pat for appt _so3-634-5588.
* 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 owner financing!! 1.25 acres close to paved road & power
lines. Call.-Pat 863-634-5588.
* UNIQUE PROPERTY 24 acre parcel zoned Industrial or -.ingle family n iAG
exemption. 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 offertings are subject to errors, omrnissions or withdrawal without ntc. Inormallon believed accuralte but not guaranteed.


0 DREAMCATCHER

REALTY
Maureen Kleiman, Lic. RE Broker* (863) 634-4724
Donna Tourek, Realtor (863) 634-8378
J. Earlene Rule, Realtor (863) 634-9694
Welcome Newest Agent Karissa Kleiman, Agent/Loan Officer (863)484-0261
Welcome Back Pansy Sue Campbell, Agent (863) 697-2570



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VeliI manil.aned DW ir, TIylofir 1e I1 i' lide a H,:,iniN riS: U' ,l' .ili ''r.,:ii :( a: 1 rj 1:. ei. Cril
rn,,ilcl Hu.gie Fu ,r.d c room ila.).ll,:,r,, .liTia -iri. [l/j ,,] i.:,,;.T, rily ,',::..-, I ,i].r,,i ,., 1i1 ,fl ..I .,i i i r t. pl. a II, i
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with this home I Priced to sell at $155,000. Home also has Huge steel 40x60 workshop with RV storage, air-conditioned
iiuct .:. svrd n i:- :.l .1 ,:.4r:elt ,db under entire office (ready for bathroom)- extra insulation- withstood past
nc'oe ,;i.arT,, & F r1urr, Ca il aurs',, i schedule your hurricanes without damage. 2.5 fenced and crossed fenced
appointment 863-634-4724. (#91481) a.:,.. b,.;,, he .: l:9 0iiin
Office: (863) 357-5900 Fax: (863) 357-5980
Northshore Plaza, Hwy. 70 East* www.floridapropertysource.com


104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.


ENJOYMENT 3BR/2BA split plan DWMH PRICED RIGHT FOR SELLING Well kept SET FOR LIVING 3BR/2BA w/vaulted ceilings PERFECT SITE for your new nome Two adjacent
W/famlly rm & vaulted ceilings, 8x10 front 3BR/2BA MH w/office & nice addition. 24x30 In Living Rm. Kitchen w/bkfst bar & pantry. Lg parcels 3.8 acres =$150K and 1.73 ec $75K= 5.5 ac.
covered porch w/fenced backyard, pool, garagelworkshop.Corrugated roof on home & laundry area & sun porch. 8X10 storage shed. Can be sold together or separate, Well and septic.
deck & patio. Carport $165,000 #210C #- workshop. Seawall full length of back property NEW shingle roof In 2004. $145,000 #210B Both parcels located on culdesec. Beautiful Oaks.
91680 Call Jed rl33-634-8056 line. $14#9,.I0 21.Call Shryl 6-6 #391357 Call Jedr 863,634-6056 MAKE QEFERI #101A Call LQrl 63-034-1457


Most desirable strip ot UOkeechobee where the majonty ot shoppingg ana eanng our
takes place High olurrme r,rth ;-'.utfh traffic through the citv proide- an avenue for addi-
ntonal cu-tomer. al. .ng. ethi reg ular ird -seasonl clierlel: Check out the amerties ,ll fur-
niture & equipment ricluded- appr-. searinng lr 14-41.+- 41iIl.ll, '. F under rool 34%96i-
under he.3atair rci) afterr & seier Ig pitcher, area servicee area 'aJad bar 2 rc.rronom
office space storagee -pace ci r.:.ad paiEd parl.ing v.th ri:,r., t.:.r .pan-i':-n All showming4
.hall E b% a, F.ppu-,r,-er, tvni ndMlST .111 a to- Lmpanied t,'r a rEpr..enriFnf realtor
POTENTIAL BLr ERS MNfLiT kA\' PROOF OF ABDILIT TO PL'RCFLcE ki5'i,
REDUCED! REDUiCED! REDUCED!


3/2 DWMH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek Isles. Master
bath has whirlpool garden tub and separate shower, large converted back
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yrs. old, full list is on file. (#90192)
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker
www.oklc.com



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

Hymer says your housing expense-to.lncome 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 PITIl.

Your housing expense-to-Income ratio should fall In the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
iV Your total debt-to-income ratio should be In the 34 to 38 percent range.
alhuhsm lneswl g ihrude eti irusacs
&V Yur ota det-toIn omerato souldbe n te 3 to 8 prcet rnge


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12 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 17,2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, June
16, through Thursday, June 22,
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 "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee 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 veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof- of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per. week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem.volunteers are
needed-to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
'these children.
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 envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand 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 Aux-
iliary 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
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.
EYDCneeds
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.


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HOME CHILD DAY CARE
Has openings.
Call (863)467-7295
Reg*# R150KO003


'CELL PHONE: Boojt Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780
SDOG, Male Cur, in Pias Bluli,
last seen 6/9, neutered, light
brown/white, med. size, bob-
tail. (863)467-6960 Reward
| LOST: YORKIE in SE section.
REWARD! Call
, 813-323-8110.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas
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Water Wheel
This handsome water wheel
will create an instant focal
point and add the relaxing
sound of falling water to a
backyard retreat. Full-size
patterns for all the curves and
angles simplify construction.
The completed water wheel
is 3 feet in diameter.
Water Wheel plan
(No. 891)... $9.95
Water Wheels Package
2plansincl. 891
(No. C140)... $16.95
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ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving 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
Experienced Accountant to
lead budgeting, cash flow,
forecasting & management,
Prepare financial statements,
AR, AP & bank RECS, BS
degree referred, as re-
quired., construction exp. a
plus. West Jupiter area. Fax
561-799.5650, emall
fhcc3@bellsouth,net
Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed forlarge dairy-
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 8634763-2279
9:00 am, to Noon. DFWP


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Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
(863)763-3337



HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWPEOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.


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JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
male, 1 year old, Med brown
w/little white on cnest 5/28,
Plants Bluff (863)467-1169
LG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
viC of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ansto Andy, Okeechobee
(863)634-5914
RED NOSE PIT-M-4 mos old,
white stripe on face, white
Saws, vic of Palm Mobile
ome Pk (863)302-1807
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male.
Very heavy wheari conliorn
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788


CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
(863)517-1772
FREE .DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
FREE: DOG Small, female,
spade & shots. Male, all
shots, neutered kittens. Call
302-357-0223 aft. 6pm
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
cage. FREE to good home
(561)261)2-2702 Belle Glade
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Cutest You Ever Saw!
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
(863)763-3326
MINIATURE PINSCHER/Gold-
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
(863)517-1772

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/eo
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
foeds and make your
clean up a breezel




BHR, 6 Casey Lane
Fr. & Sat., June 16th & 17th
8am to 12pm
Haven't had a garage sale In
10 years, lots of stuff.
Call for directions,
(863)634-5236


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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, 401K.
Also taking appl's for Helpers
". (863)763-8391
ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or4
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
CONSTRUCTION
SUPERINTENDENT
For Water/Waste Water
Treatment Plant construc-
tion. Will be in charge of
total project including
supervision of subcontrac-
tors and vendors. Must have
experience related to Wa-
ter/Waste Water treatment
plant construction. Excellent
written & verbal communi-
cation skills. Opportunity is
located in S. Florida area
with well established con-
tractor. benefits include
health, 401k, vacations and
vehicle allowance. Salary
$65-75K; Fax resume and
references to
561-848-5992 voice
561-845-1233 ext 106
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
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
Needs 6 capable and talented individuals to help
with the installation and start up of its new manufacturing
facility located in Okeechobee. Mechanical aptitude, knowing
"how things work" and the ability to lead required.
Annual Compensation $40,000 or more depending on ability,
health insurance, 401k and other benefits.
Mail resume to:
Entegra Roof Tile
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
RE: Installation and Startup Role
or by E-mail to rzummo@rooftile.com


EOE/DFWP


Start a-new career in the much needed field of
nursing a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Join all the people who Earn some extra cash.
say, "I sold t in the clas- Sell your used items in
sfleds." the classifileds


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DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.'
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

MAINTENANCE SERVICE MECHANIC
& EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division lias openings at its Brighton
Grove for the following positions: '
Maintenance Service Mechanic:
Successful candidate should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance requirements including
checking fluid levels, chasing oil, making minor repairs and as-
sisting the mechanics in the shop.
Equipment Operators:
Position Involves operating and servicing grove equipment;
performing hand labor as needed.
Lykes offers a competitive wage and benefit package including
paid holidays and vacation.
Applicants should come to the office listed below to complete
an application:
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Brighton corner, at intersection of
Highway 70 & 721 County Road 721
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Affirmatie Action Employer
A Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V

Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
Dispatch position 11 pm-8am
Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 25K-30K. Annual
Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
Holidays. 401 K, Profit Sharing & Medical. I
Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pmr
9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
S" |Call David/Mike @ 800-598-6533 j




Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.
917 SW. Park St. Okeechobee FL

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


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


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Base Pay/Gen, commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401K, Group Insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOM. M-F 863-634-8085
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd,
Apply Inperson, Call Trayls
863-634-01.02 or email
ldlcorp@earthllnk.net
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
perMon In towL.


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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
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW.8th Street
Okeechobee
How do you find a job hin
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn Buying a car? Look In the
your trash to treasure classllieds. Selling a
With an ad in the clansi- car? Look in the classl-
(111. ltdL.


PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY



Class A License
w/ Hazemat & Tanker,
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.

Call (86)763-361


Life
Auto

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,,AGENT, 863-763-3101


Employment


BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723



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Opportunities 305
Money Landers 310
Tax Preparation 315





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


Services I


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


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CB0055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071
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Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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Lingerie Chest
This elegant lingerie chest
project features seven draw-
ers, a lovely maple finish and
a generously sized top. It
measures about 27 in. wide
by 17 in. deep by 59 in, tall.
Lingerie Chest plan
(No. 874).,. $9.95
Jewelry and Lingerie
Furniture Package
3 plans incl, 874
(No, C144).,.. $24.95S
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2,00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Boo ks & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items-555
China., Glaswae Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins /Stmps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Craftg/Supplims 585
Cruises 590
'Drups, UnrsL& Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood. 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
:Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TOys& Games 730
VCR9 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, 3%'ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, .will
sep. (561)676-0427
WINDOW UNITS (2), Amana
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
ate. (863)655-0030


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


RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for-hurricanes. $750
(239)297-400.6
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
REFRIGERATOR-W/Ice mak-
er, good condition. $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle



GE STOVE HOOD- With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.
(863)946-3570



SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.





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


ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
863-634-8608.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 10'x18", 3"
Insulated, $600. Call
863-634-8608.
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
white, never used, $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage


BLOW UP RACE CAR: 1992
SRusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle,


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs,
old. Rare Items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358



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


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BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942

BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful,.6
pc. l/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
FOLDING COT, 39" Wide, 4"
mattress. Can be seen on
Google-www.werscocot #39
supra. $100. (863)467-1176
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
(239)394-7005
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955
SECTIONAL L SHAPED, w/2
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.:
863-634-2139
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no ijiattre:, $35
t863)675-7105
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood.
whitewash, wma11resses,
$300. (863)634-5943
SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
neg (863)357-6113
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
blue/beige; under warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good condition, $300
(863)675-3899


PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new, sell for
$80. (816)564-4235



REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696



BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
(863)467-0668
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$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, worn 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


BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds A Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:
Great for on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
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


DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises, $450, (863)634-6097
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
(863)357-2829
LAB/CHOC PIT MIX PUPS-
healthy, $50 each,
(863)634-9245
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
Front & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567


I Insurance


HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon. tast recycle. $35.
(8631763-1997



SWIMMING POOL: 31/x16Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
(863)357-2472


AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
(863)357-1572
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand4new wall ac-
cessories. $250.
(863)697-3212
WADER'S: NEOPRENE, Chest,
Booted Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997


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


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 ior boin, will sep.
t561)676-04127
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
i863i675-259b8 v msg .
GENERATOR. 1350, runs
gOOd, iCour 110 outlets $200
or besi oner 1863697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new Hlever used value $4350
Njow $2500 t863i675-4079
LaBeiie.


PING PONG TABLE, Regula-
tion size. $40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118


FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
(863)675-0604
NEW, COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please cal io sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Agriculture


FARM TRACTOR 801 Ford,
runs/looks good, tires good,
ready to work. $2650
(561)718-8580

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
(863)634-9751
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
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
gelding, $200
(863)76.3-0577
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" hIgh, $1550.
(863)763-0411/673-6447
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883



EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
(863)357-1821
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
863-763-6617


I Insurance


WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



QUILT & 2 Shams, Full /I u.
Size. Martha Steward, Wed-
ding Ring Design. Brand new
in bag. $35 (863)467-0670'

Furnitre 061


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
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken: Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431








Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 17,2006 10


GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN SWEEPER: $50.
(863)357-1821
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 gearbox,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
NEW DUMP tAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
(863)801-1666
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.


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
WHITE RABBIT BABIES $5
BABY MALE CHICKENS $2-$3
Pullets ready to lay.
(863)675-0273


V, Rentals




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



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044


Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Esi les Privaie, quiel
i iiude wsner& dyer, lawn
wailr vs:,itemmainienance
$1li(0Q.'MTio 1' l latdI& -1,500
-. (56f1723-0661 :
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 moa. 1st 13last & se-
urnty Relerenres required,
floPes 18631763-65-41
In Town, 3BR'/2BA, jacu:zi
rm. screened in purch, no
dogs. non.smug. env .
$2000 mo., Isi, lasi & sec.
467-8065'941-504-3954


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Prpet a Sae15


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
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


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


OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, turn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
until. (863)610-1939 or
sweetheart_34974@hotmall.com



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

Real Estate

I I I.


arms oale Iu1 u
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Across From Lake 0. New 3/2
CBS Home. W/,gar In nice
area WCommr pool. High
ceilings. LOIS cof ile, Corian
counters Loads of storage &
mucri more oMove Right Inh
$209 901 Call
561-762-2233
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 unit du-
ple D0atl house wliflt wa-
terfront property, many
e.tras. 18631357-3882
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
-~ lewly Remodeled -
1694 NW 7th St. $145 000.
(863)824-2631 Owner Agent.
CBS HOUSE 3BR/2BA on Irg
loi fHew apple's oar, tencedi
yard Great rouse in quiet
area, rear is:nools.'park
-$ 1i515 Call Jolnn
i ,il.l 541-00o55
''LAKE ACCESS: Waitrironl
Large 3 BF:., 2 BA wiSej Wall
$199.500. Owner Inance wi
20% down 18631357-1 352
jeaddririmh ,eartrilinkr net
Palm Village Ranch, 3,2.
55+ Royal Wall const. car-
port storage shed, 5265k1
561 236-0293.


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Save on land & home purchase.
Learn where to invest.
Realize Tax & Health Benefits beyond your
wildest dreams.
W N"" .PLEASE CALL- ,

2 D'REAMCATeHER
R REALTY
TO RESERVE A SEAT AS SPACE IS LIMITED
863-634-4724


OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 2100sq ft, French
doors, tie, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Asking $219,900.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
or 561-202-5911


~ BASS LOVERS ~
Dbl. Lot on channel on
Kissimmee River w/Lake
Okeechobee access.
Electric, Water, Septic Tank &
Older MH on Nice Level Lot
Call 260-799-4254 or
260-450-1415
Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186' x 280'. 1 ml west of
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome Grea neignoorihood
2540 Jernigan Rd Asking
$150,000 (772)464-2069

Mobile Homes



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




OKEECHOBEE- lot for rent in
NW section, close to Semi-
nole Elem: Call
1863)697-1168



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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
lio pels i year lease required
$650.'mo + $120u Sec.
(863)763-853. . ....
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA
$600/mo, 1St, last & SeCiuritv
deposit No Pets.
(863)763-6232.
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. until. & yard maint.,.
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0230


3B/2B DBL.WIDE MOBILE- on
1 acre, fenced, 2 stall barn,
front/back porches, new
roof/siding, newer NA/C, W/D,
all appl's. Highway Frontage.
Edwards Subdivision. $135K.
(863)634-6334

Recreation
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AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury; Trailer,
$3900. (239)633-7173
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2',Bayliner
as-is on trlr free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft.,
120hp Johnson w/trolling
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEADO 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
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum New trailer & Car-
Set. Overhauled Tmotor $4000
363-234-9663 "
PONTOON BOAT 24' SEA
SKIMMER Needs little work.
New Magic Tiltl trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
PONTOON BOAT CAMPER EN-
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011


SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500
(863)357-7406


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78,
Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000 firm.
(863)467-9234
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, endcl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803



BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optfimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
'ti4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.,
151 .hours. $7500
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem A.ei $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
rine 2 way, $125
(863)467-5601
0/B MOTOR- 6 hp, Johnson
'77, model 6R77M wplastlc s
gal tank'& nose, $250 Call
63-357-2988.
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-,
water. $1300 (863)236-0100-
TROLLING MOTOR MINi
. KOTA ErJOURA 30 Ib Trrust
w/battery $50.
18631357-2988


HARLEY DAVIDSON 2000,
Road King Classic, 25,800
miles, custom paint,, chrome
front end, alarm, too many
extras to list. $13,500
(863)467-5823
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best-offer.
863-610-0644 or
863-357-6959
VOLKSWAGENTRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
(863)824-0801
YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
chrome, saddle bags & wind-
shield not installed. $6000 or
oestotfer (863)763-2053



HONDA RANCHER 2005; 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler.w/low
hours $4300: 561-722-7140
Okde'criobee Area.'
/

KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer. Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 or
561-723-0257


[Autmbie


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

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 404.5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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)467-48110Okee
CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or-best offer.
(863)673-4594
CAMARO Z28' 80- auto, all-
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 lyve msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/.
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD Looks/Runs
]real '2500 ~72)971-9474
Chevy Camaro 28. '84, no
motor, no trans., have ivle,
$ 3 0 0
772-359-2923/863-467-5401
CHEVY CAVALIER, '9C -1 dr.
light gray, $900
(863)674-0670 after 5pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
(863)763-7314
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Askfor Ramon, after 5:30pm
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
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN MARK VII '92. 5.0.
V8 aulo., low miles $2500
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR,-'88,
light blue, w/white top, dark.
-blue int., runs iood. 1000
neg. 18631674--1409
MAZDA 626- -95. 4 door.
2.OL, Aulo, A/C, All power w,,
new tires & banery $1000 ,o
best offer 863-261-4538
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl,,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541


I At mobiles


SURPLUS



SATURDAY* JUNE 17th 10 a.m.
Location: 804 NW 2nd St, Okeechobee, FL







'97 CAT M318 (3) John Deere 6410
Wheel Excavator Tractors
Si, ^_ (4) Pickups -'
'97 Chevy Blazer
(8) Ford Crown Vics
'86 Ford Dump (3) School Buses
Restaurant Equipment Computers
Chainsaws Blowers
OWNERS: Okeechobee County Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Okeechobee County School Board *
Okeechobee Utility Authority

* Ever hing seals 10o he HIGHEST BIDDER,
REGARDLESS OF PRICE
* 10, buyer's premium "AS IS. WHERE IS".
* Paymenl in cash Inspecuion 1 hour prior to auclton

Karlin Daniel
& Assoc., Inc.
L.IS *., fli, I..,- B ~ fj


MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts'. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hii 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
,ee $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, 69 350
RocIei. rurns 000oo, needs
paini lob & rim. $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd
Great car. great on ,aa1 $1500
(863l634-3386 or
(863t634-8672
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:,
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000, or best offer.
(302)335-5565
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
-on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)983-5597


AUTO WANTED:
Lookii1i. lu buy Antique Car /
Corvertiole/ ruck. Plea e call
(954)561-2776



FORD F-250 1f982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low Iranniv
Gooo mud.'arm tru(k $800
Call 863-67-3865 '
FORD F350 199?- Full Slze.
Blue 4.4 w'ctkceo head
$4000 863)467-0541


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063


EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-13,50 or
(863)763-2063


CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WIIJDOWS- burgundy, all in-
lact on '98 Toyola Tjcoma.
$250 14431205-0955
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and riaul $,125
(863)467-4328.
EURO TAIL. LIGHTS '00- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm
(239)657-5.504
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
wion locking ubs. $50
(863),63-1370
Third Seat, brand new lor '99
Ford E'.pedililin, $200.
, 18631946.357-0
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King $220
(863)824-0735
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles
w/20" cnrome rirris & spin-
ner. e'c. condo $1500 firm.
(8631763-6369 Det. 6-9 pmr
TIRES- (4) 285,'75R16. Day.
ton Timberline, all terrain.
Good condition $225
(863)357-8788
TRUCK TOPPER: Fis Dodge
DjK'oi 6 F. Bea .100
S-(302)722-0476
WHEELS & TIRES, For Ford
Mustang, 15' cas len holes.
Tires like new $200
(863)674-0212
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.
(863)763-8085 -


CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, 146k. $1250
(863)763-6591
Chevy Sllverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
239-770-6718.
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200.
(302)722-0476
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
(863)227-2954
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs,body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. i561633-1371


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1994,
4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
(863)763-3816
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 i1239i,68-101i3tl.5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org mis Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000
.(863)763-05774005


LANDSCAPING TRAILERS (2)
Tandem Abel, Enclosed.
$600 for boiri or ODsi other
561-633-1371
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duly.
w/drop gate,'brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080,


AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
(863)675-4409
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., ;.178k
miles, $2Q00. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv.msg. ,
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $2150. neg.
(863)357-3439
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
-some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
$800 neg. (863)763-4149


Community Events


Fort Drum plans Boot camp
Fort Drurn Community Church. 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold itsvaca-
tion Bible school June 24-30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The theme for this
years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. iBiblical Outlook and Outreach
Training). There will be games, snacks, crafts, fuh, skits music and
more in a fun Army boot camp setting. This is a free camp for youths
ages 4 to 12. For information, call 18631 467-17.33.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates) on
Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245 U.S. 441
S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also be a live
band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds for funeral expenses.
A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For informa-
tion, call Apt il Selph at i863) -447-1 141.

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 \ill benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of Real-
tors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a
door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863).763-0999.

Reunion planned for "60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a spe-
cial tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class
from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863)
763-6464 or (86.3) 763-8865;

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 setting. To regis-
. ter your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. Forinformation, call (863) 763-4320.

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, confi-
dential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pediatrics,
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 meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102 S.W. 14th St., at 6
p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates,
please attend this meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hort-
man at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or
Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.


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.

Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-regis-
ter for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will be held
July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-4141 or
(863) 634-4619.

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.

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 1.863) 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 offi-
cers 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.

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 "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during the-
month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.


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.

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-
dence, The, Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each
'at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine,
Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation 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: ohs l987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019W. 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, contact
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.









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