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Alonso wins
Canadian GP
nando Alonso won his fourth,
consecutive race Sunday, driv-
ing his Renault to an easy victo-
ry in the Canadian Grand Prix
and widening his. lead over
Michael Schumacher in the
world championship stand-
klonso, \\ho started from
the pole, had onl a brief chal-
lenge from Kimi Rajkkoren
early in [he race but held off the
Finn's attempt to pass him on
Sports, Page 6

Tennis stars
seek titles
(AP) As recently as a year
ago, there was a growing sense
that Venus Williams was no,)
-longer the player -rhc once was.
lacking the drive and perhdpb
the garne to compete for Grand
Slam titles.
And then came her master-
ful fortnight on thi- lawns of the
All England Club, capped by a
thrilling, 9-7 third-set victory
over Lindsay Davenport in the
final, giving \Williams a third
Wimbledon championship.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 632
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.94 feet

'Lake level
Last Year:
15.56 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Several boys got together at the football table at the Okeechobee County Civic Center
on Friday, June 23, to match talents during the county's sujner play camp.

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eight items

on its agenda

Planning board
to consider
zoning request S
When the, Okeechobee
County Planning Board Board
of Adjustments and Appeals
meets Tuesday evenfng, June
27, they will consider eight
items for action. On the agen-
da is one permit application,
three requests, for special
exception, tv ..zon-ingcharig~
requests and two requests for"
preliminary plat approval.
David Collins, Jr. has asked
for permission to install a

used dwelling unit in a resi-
dential mixed zoning district
on N.W. 33rd Terrace.
Charles and Janet
Williams, property owners
and David Awtrey, applicant
have requested a special
exception to allow for a video
arcade in a commercial zon-
ing district on U. S. 441 S.
Zoilie and Viner[a Aldridi,.-,
Geraldine Bertran-m and Ruven
Guerrero, property owners
and David- Van Horn, appli-
.cant, have requested a special
exception to allo, ,for the
sale. ser ice and repair of new
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Kayla Smith (right), 10, and Ashley Murray (left), 11, are building a house with inter-
locking blocks during the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation summer play camp.'
About 80 kids signed up for the camps and 45 attended the camp at the county Civic
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Deputy cooks for campers
OCSO deputy Jay Smith supervises the cooking of hot
dogs and hamburgers for 60 campers Friday afternoon
at New Endeavor School. The barbecue was part of the
five-day Harmony In the Streets camp sponsored by The
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc., and the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.

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The last request for a special
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Doni Barnhill have requested a
change in zoning from agriculture
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on the owner's U. S. 98 property.
A second public hearing on the
above requests for zoning changes
will be held at 9 a.m., July 13, at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. Second St.
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located on N.W 144th Lane.
Richard Hales and FRA-MAR
Enterprises, Inc. have requested
preliminary plat approval for the
proposed 12-lot. Trailview
Ranches subdivision that would
be located on the north side of
S. R. 70 E., west of Crooked
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Community Events

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 available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact 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:

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

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets 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 programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)

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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 prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues
of concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website; 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

No winning ticket in Lotto
TALLAHASSEE (AP) No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto
numbers, resulting in a rollover and producing an estimated jack-
pot of $6 million for Wednesday's drawing, lottery officials said
A total of 56 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,221;
3,214 tickets matched four numbers for $88; and 69,293 tickets
matched three numbers for $5.50.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 7-14-

Five tickets win in Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Five winners of the "Fantasy 5" game
will collect $56,201.69 each, the Florida Lottery said Sunday.
The winning tickets were bought in Coral Springs, Engle-
wood, Port Charlotte, Riviera Beach and Tampa, lottery officials
reported. 'I
The 552 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $82 each.
Another 14,891 tickets matching 3-of-5. won $8.50, and
130,967 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
The numbers dra\x n Saturday night were 9-12-15-22-26.


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The prickly pear cactus can be used for food Arrest Report

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Most folks know that cactus
grows in deserts, but few realize
that here in Florida we also have
native Florida cactus. Cattlemen
and land managers generally hate
them, but cacti have some desir-
able features that homeowners
mnay want to consider before doing
battle with these sticky succulents.
Today's column points to prick-
ly pear cactus, one of our Florida
natives. It can be used for food and
is grown commercially. In Florida
Yards they can be effective as bur-
glar bushes and once established
require little care. There are some
prickly pears that are endangered
0i natural areas. Others are prohib-
ited as invasive nightmares and
have been studied as a plant in
need of biocontrol.
Opuntia is the genus in the cac-
tus family that includes prickly
pears. There are about 250 species
of these plants, and all are natives
of the New World..Most are found
in drier climates, but 19 native
species of these cacti are found
east of Mississippi. Florida boasts
nine native-prickly pear species,
and there's a chance of finding five
of them near our area of the state.
Eastern Pricklypear, Devil's
Tongue or Indian fig (Opuntia
humifusa) is the species of prickly
pear most common in our area. It
grows from Florida to Massachu-
setts, and west to Michigan and
Oklahoma, and has even been
reported in Canada.
Depending upon the species,
prickly pear plants can grow from
one to 20 feet in height. They form
irregular clumps or shrub-like
mounds with a very coarse
texture. Our local species only
grow to 1 and a half feet in height
and one clump rarely spreads
much more than a few feet across.
Many cacti do have leaves, but
they are usually too small to be
seen. Some cacti have changed
these leaves into sharp spines. The
plate-like sections we call "leaves"
on prickly pear cactus are actually
modified stems and are 2 to 6 inch-
es long. Stem sections rerrain
green as they get older and are cov-
ered N\ith 3-inch long spines. Back-
ing into the larger spines can be
quite painful, but the very.small
spines (glochids) are also found on
prickly pear cacti. They are found
on the numerous spots (called are-
oles),on the pads. These minute
glochids.can cause alot of irritation
when caught in clothes or skin.
Are cacti uJgl'' Take a look at
this plant \ hen it is covered with a
large numbers of flowers and
enjoy its altractive show of
eolor. Prickly pear will bloom for
several weeks, but an individual

Special to Okeechobee News/Glenn Fleming, USF Herbarium
Flowers of the Prickly Pear grow on the top edge of the pads.


flower lasts only for one day. Flow-
ers are cup-shaped and yellow or
sometimes orange, to red. Blooms
appear on the outermost pads and
measure 2 to 3 inches across.
The showy berries may reach a
length of 2 to 3 inches and are red-
dish-purple at maturirv. When ripe
during mid to late summer, people
can enjoy eating prckl. pears -
but first the-spines and glochids
must be removed. Try using thick
leather gloves or singeing them off
with fire. Peeled, sliced and sprin-
kled with lemon, the berries have
an enjoyable, sweet-tart taste. Pre-
serves made from prickly pear fruit
are quite delicious, and the round
black seed inside have been roast-
* ed and ground into Ilour.
Young-stem segments of some
prickly pear are also edible, and are
grown much like a vegetable'crop.
I have heard of a producer in
Glades County; however, most of
this specialty crop comes from
western. U.S. or Mexico. Commer-
cially these are called nopales, and
low-spine t\pes are gro\Inr for ob i-
ous reasons. Commercial available
prick pear fruit are sonmetirmes
called tuna or Indian Figs. The gel-
like liquid of a prickI\ pear cactus

can be used like a conditioner.
Prickly pears are also reported to
have medicinal uses. Natural red
food colorants also come from an
insect that inhabits some prickly
Prickly pears are a valuable
plant in native habitats. Songbirds
and small mammals shelter in their
spiny den, surrounded by the
plant's stems and pads. Raccoons
and gopher tortoises eat the pads
and fruits. Prickly pear fruit and
seed are consumed by quail, wild
turkey; doves, thrashers and wood-
peckers, along \\ith many mam-
mals, such as fox, squirrel and rab-
bit. White-tailed deer also use the
plants as a springtime browse.
These plants are well-suited to
hot, dry conditions. They require a
sunny, well-drained site and are tol-
erant of sandy, alkaline soils. Prick-
ly pears are also well adapted to
seaside and r',,cl.\ locations. They
can handle \vet conditions for only
a very short period of time. Prickly
pear can be used as a specimen
and border plant in areas where it
is not an inconvenience to passers-
by. An established row of these
makes an impenetrable border for
pedestrians. I have used it under a
window as a very effective.'",burglar
bush"." ,. i .;,
Propagation is by division
beca ise the seeds may be difficult
to germinate. Wrapping a long
rolled-up section of newsprint or
fabric around a pad provides a con-

venient handle that avoids the long
spines and short glochids. Pads can
then be cut off larger plants with
hand clippers. Cut surfaces should
be allowed to dry before they are
replanted into another location.
The plate-like pads can. then be
placed on slightly moist sand to
obtain rooting.
Generally Opuntia have no
pests or diseases of great concern
in Florida Yards, but root rot can be
a problem in wet locations. A moth
and its hungry caterpillar from
Ajigernuna have been used to help
control runaway infestations of
Prickly. Pear species that have
invaded Australia. and Southern
Africa. Over time, this moth has
found its way to Florida and has
become a problem to prickly pear
growers and certain endangered
native Opuntia. Our recent Brain
Bo\lI students learned about how
this biocontrol method has created
some problems and what is being
done about the spread of these
Caci':blasus rnmothis.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
httip- c.keechobee itas If
y~ u need additional information
.on prickly pear cactus, please
emrnl oLeechobee, las ufl edu or
:all 763-.6,49. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy\
98' North in Okeechobee, and \isit
out fOkeechobee County.Master
Gardeners from 1 until 5; p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Raul Huerta, 27, N.E. Seventh
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June
20 by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
charge of criminal mischief. His
bond was set at $1,000.
Matthew Cayton, 21, E. Main
St., Pahokee, was arrested June 20
by Deputy P. Jackson on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. His
bond was set at $5,000.
eJesse Lee Wiles, 19,N.\V. 11th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June
20 by the OCPD on a felony charge
of illegal possession of a prescrip-
tion, and misdemeanor charges of
possession of drug paraphernalia
and resisting an officer without vio-
lence. His bond was set at $2,000.
He was arrested again on June 21
by Deputy Raul Marrero on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of
giving a false name while arrested
or detained and criminal use of per-
sonal ID information. His bond on
these charges was set at $10,000.
Robert Lee Brash, 19, N.W.

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Oveecr,-.bee News Audrey Blackwell
Guarding lives poolside
Lifeguards are on duty to serve the community's swimmers at the Sports Complex.
Ready for action are Jacob Stevens (left), also a county firefighter, Caleb Christian (cen-
ter), and Matt Jensen (right, sitting in chair).


Irvin E. Day
Irvin E. Day, age 85, of Macon,.
Mo., died Saturday, June, 24,
2006, at the Loch Haven Nursing
Home in Macon, Mo.
SMr. Day was'born March 10,
.1921, at Kirksville, Mo., the son of
Bryan Irvin and Leola Dale Robi-
son Day. He married Vena G.
Stephens Aug. 10, 1941, at Shelbi-
na, Mo. Mr. Day ran Day Photogra-
phy Studio in Shelbina, Mo., and
bwned several bowling alleys
including one in Macon, Mo. He
was a charter member of the Ken-
nel Club of Moberly and a charter
member and honorary life mem-
ber of the Moberly Area Bass
Club. He was an avid fisherman
and played jazz professionally for
over 50 years. He was known and
loved for his sense of humor. Mr.
Day was a member of the Atlanta
Christian Church at Atlanta; Mo.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents; wife; two infant
brothers; and, one infant great
* Surviving are: son, Thomas
Irvin (Cindy) Day of New London,
Mo.; three daughters, Teddy Jean
IPat) Arnmonds of Colony, Mo.,
Dawn Joy (Lavon) Moore of

Atlanta, Mo., and Jackie Ann (Mil-
ton) Martin of Philadelphia, Mo.;
nine grandchildren; 18 great
grandchildren; brother, Ronald
Richard (Shirley) Day of Bryan,
Texas; and, nieces nephews and
Memorial services will be held
on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 7
p.m., at the Atlanta Christian
Church with Brother Joe Friend
and Brother Tom Day officiating.:
Visitation will be two hours
preceding the service from 5 until
7 p.m., on Wednesday, June 28,
Inurnment will be at a later
date at the Milan Chapel Ceme-
tery at Bevier.
The family suggests memorials
to the Ronald McDonald House or
to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the.
direction of the Hutton and McEl-
wain Funeral Home, 301 North
Rubey, Macon, Mo., 63552.

Laura Jane Glover
Laura Jane Glover, age 72, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, June
23, 2006, in Peekville, Pa.
A homemaker and loving
mother and grandmother, her life

was devoted to her family.
An 18-year resident of Okee-
chobee, Mrs. Glover was preced-
ed in death by one grandson,
Matthew Glover.
She is survived by: her hus-
band, John M. (Jack); three sons
and daughters-in-law, Gary and
Janet Glover of Northfield, Mass.,
John and Petey Glover of Palm
Beach Gardens and David and
Lori Glover of Jupiter; one daugh-.
ter and son-in-law, Judy and Huck
Harris of Lakeland; brother,
James Oxford of Idaho; nine
grandchildren; one great grand-
child; and, several nieces and
She will be missed by her
many close friends in the area.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
June 28, 2006, from 6 until 7 p.m.,
after which a service will be con-
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Florida
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 21 by Deputy M. Hazellief on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation burglary of a dwelling. He
is being held without bond.
Jamey Louis Douglas, 33, S.E.
27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 21 by Deputy Randy Thomas
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with uttering a forged
instrument (two counts) and a mis-
demeanor charge of petit theft
(three counts). His bond was set at
Charles William Buchanan,
24, N.E. Center St., Okeechobee,
was arrested June 21 by Deputy P.
Massung on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation burglary of a
dwelling. He is being held without
Patrick DeBoard, 26, was
arrested June 21 by Deputy Sam
Thomas on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer
and battery on detention staff by
expelling certain fluids saliva. His
bond was set at $10,000.
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convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
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Community Events

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-
register 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.

Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at
the Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee. Democratic
Party. The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.

Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave, on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-6869.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for
this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For
information, call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

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

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. Class-
es 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.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting In Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and Is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For Informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group.meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a mefi'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.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thntle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index). Social Security Death Index and milli-
tary Information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261-. .
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. In the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
KIwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for womenwho
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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 wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-6978
or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Olie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 Until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has .stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Community Events

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot,
2101 S. 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 pressure
donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all

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.

Community Events

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will
hold its Bible times village adventure June 26-29 from 6 until 8
p.m. Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress in
your robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times set-
ting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-

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

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. The next camp dates are June 26-30. The cost
is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their own
snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)

Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T 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
therme'for this years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Out-
look 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)

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Med-
ical, 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.

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

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 Hortman at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson
Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-

Coalition finance group to meet
The finance committee of the EarlyLearning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., will meet
Wednesday,' June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition
Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.

Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting
will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Wednesday, June 28, at noon.

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 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.

Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc., will meet June 29, July. 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m. at
the Early Learning Coalition Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St.,
in Ft. Pierce.

Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Pat Fowler,
executive director for Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
(FCCG). The topic will be educating the public on gambling
addiction. Internet gambling will also be discussed. The FCCG
Hotline is 1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go to

July 4 barbecue planned
VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will
host their 12th annual Fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday, July 4.
The menu will consist of pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans,
potato salad, rolls and more. Dinners will be served from 12:30
until 3:30 p.m. for a $6 donation. An amateur singing contest will
begin at 2 p.m. with a gong show theme. We are taking applica-
tions for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxil-
iary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies auxiliary. For information, call
(863) 467-2882.

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

Hospice planning yard sale

Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Resi-

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 outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be pur-
chased for $50 each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside Nation-
al 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.


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The Okeechobee NeWS, Monday, June 26, 2006 BUSINESS 5

pie said it couldn't be done, but I
was determined to do it," says
Sue Arnold, owner of Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Inc., which expands its animal
conservation efforts with a new
half-acre, free-range butterfly gar-
Members of the press are invit-
ed to preview the garden on
Wednesday, June 28, from noon
until 2 p.m. A light lunch buffet
will be served, followed by a
press conference and a tour of the
garden. A University of Florida
Master Gardener will be in atten-
dance to answer specific plant
The butterfly garden is
arranged in the shape of the
Zebra Longwing, the Florida state
butterfly. It comprises nearly 2000
larval and nectar plants to provide
a much needed breeding and
feeding ground for local butterfly
species, which, like other crea-
tures, suffer diminished habitat
due to increasing development in
the area.
The lush, colorful garden with
its immense butterfly population
and park benches offers a won-
derful and relaxing nature experi-
ence. An eight-foot-tall observa-

terfly shape.
"It is a continual work in
progress, ever. growing and
blooming and ever changing,"
Ms. Arnold says. "This garden
would not have been possible
without the generous donations

The public grand opening
takes place Saturday, -July 22,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admis-
sion is $10 for adults, with no
charge, for children 12 and under.
In addition to a tour of the butter-

Seacoast Bank refreshes its image

.>--New name, new image, new
website, Seacoast National Bank
has redesigned its website for a
refreshed., brand identity. "Giving
the website an updated look is
part of an extensive process that
comes with the territory when a
$2.5 billion publicly traded
regional bank with 41 branches
changes its name," said Susan
Bergstrom, senior vice president
of marketing.
The site, located at www.sea-, receives on
average 3,500 hits a day. When
the bank completed its merger
with Big Lake National Bank on
June 5, the number of visitors to
the site nearly doubled to just over
6,000 for the first two weeks in

June, creating another opportuni-
ty to create brand awareness in
the newly gained South/Central
Florida market.
The new website connects
Seacoast National Bank cus-
tomers to a wealth of personal
and business banking services.
The Bank's free online banking
service, available 24/7, provides
customers with balance inquiries,
wire transfers, cash management,
online bill pay, online applica-
tions, calculators, an easy to use
online mortgage application and
the most recent addition of online
check images.
Over 20 percent of Seacoast
National Bank personal banking
clients and 15 percent of its busi-

ness clients bank online. Of
online users, 16 percent take
advantage of the free online bill
pay service. "As online services
such as banking and bill pay con-
tinue to rise in popularity, market-
ing our website and the online
banking tools are critical compo-
nents to providing value to our
customers' banking experience,"
says Bergstrom.

The operating arm of Seacoast
Banking Corporation of Florida
(NASDAQ: SBCF) Seacoast
National Bank has 41 branches in
Florida and $2.5 billion in assets,
and is one of the largest inde-
pendent banks headquartered in

Pippin Properties receives award

Kansas City, Mo. United
Country Real Estate president,
Lou Francis, recently announced
that United Country Pippin
Properties of Okeechobee- is
among theta IUnited ECo'9f offices
wlh have reached corcipan\.
sales achievement a%\ ard \ ithn r
the first quarter of 2006. The office
has reached the company's Presi-
dent's Round Table Award level in
only the first three months of the
year. United Country Pippin

Properties celebrated their first
anniversary as a United Country
affiliated office in May.
United. Country ,Pippin
Properties is located at 210 N,W
Park, St., Suite 202. and can. be
reached by phone at 863-763-
3566. The office's complete listing
inventory can be viewed at:
Nathan Pippin owns and operates
United Country Pippin Proper-

United Country is the only
national real estate franchise sys-
tem specializing in residential,
farm and ranch, commercial and
recreational .properties in rural.:
America. Withl'a heritage th~Tt"
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Bank helps keep in touch with soldiers

Fort Pierce Keeping with its
strong commitment of service to
each of the communities it serves,
Harbor Federal's 40 branch loca-
tions are helping local families
stay in touch with loved ones
serving in the Armed Forces over-
Mary Rose Cuoco, assistant
vice president and branch manag-
er of Harbor Federal's Virginia
Avenue office, Fort Pierce,
worked with Garry Schwartz, a
local veteran, and the Fort Pierce
Police Athletic League (PAL) to
bring the program into South
Florida. "If they (soldiers and their
families) can't be giving each
other a hug at night," said Ms.
Cuoco, "at least they can call each
In late March 2006, Ms. Cuoco

arranged for 14 Harbor Federal
branch locations in Martin and St.
Lucie Counties to become drop
off points for donated cell phones.
The program has been received
so well thaI Ms. Cuoco and Har-
bor Federal extended the pro-
gram to all 40 Harbor Federal
locations in eight contiguous
counties in East Central Florida
last week.
The collection drive is part of a
nation% ide program started by
two Massachusetts children, 13-
year-old Brittany Bergquist and
her 12-year-old brother Robbie.
After hearing a news report about
a local soldier w ho ran up a mas-
sive phone bill calling home from
Iraq, the children decided they
wanted to help. They used $21 of
piggy bank money and collected

snack money from school friends
to open a bank account. The
South Shore Savings Bank,
Hanover, Mass. donated another
$500 to help -hem get started.
The cell phones and beepers
are collected weekly at Harbor
Federal offices.' Schwartz picks
them up from the Virginia Avenue
location, packages them, and
then sends them to a recycling
company. The money made from
selling the phones and parts buys
60-minute prepaid phone cards.
After all the minutes are used up,
the cards can be refilled online at
the program's web site at
"To date over 637 phones and 600
chargers have been collected,
which equates to more than 200
phone cards," said Schwartz.

Arnold's Wildlife to open butterfly garden

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June
23, through Thursday, June 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Click" (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 II "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, 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 $4.00.
For information, call 863-763-


Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
cleah useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
lenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, alu-
minum and metal cans, corrugat-
ed cardboard, glass jars and
bottles and plastics #1 through
#7 are accepted at the public
facilities. Items not accepted
.include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries: For
more information: contact Rus-
sell Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111,, or
(863) 763-4818:

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and.teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Auto-
mated External Defibrillation,
and HIV/AIDS Preventiorn. Con-
tact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863)
763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for
residents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and

resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. Call Linda
Slatteryat (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.

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Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
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3079 NW 8th Street
Immediately. 8yr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
trans. F/T Perm.863-697-8299
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
-work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
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health ins avail. DFWP.
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CARE Needed for 8 month old
child starting in August. Please
call (863)634-3457
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
Experienced. 863-697-3622
or 863-634-1136

Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties,
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing' and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700

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Bonus Programs,

Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
optometry practice.
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Thursday afternoons
between 12pm-5pm.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.
WILSON MILLER with offic-
es in Florida's fastest grow-
ing regions, has immediate
openings for PSM to man-
age FDOT Transportation re-
lated projects in South
Florida. FDOT Survey proce-
dures, Microstation, Geopak
& CaiCE experience a must.
Survey CAD Technicians,
Party Cheifs, Instrument
men with like experience
also needed. In return for
your commitment to excel-
lence we offer excellent
salary and benefits Including
401 K, ESOR Tuition
reimbursement and more.
Fax resume:
or call: Karen @
239-263-6464 X7010
Zibeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Experienced Carpenters/
Framers. Starting Pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00

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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time; Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Dispatcher. Applicant must be
highly motivated, organized, detail orientated and
must have demonstrated customer service and
communication skills. Shift work is required. The
applicant must have experience with computer ap-
plications. Salary is negotiable based on experi-
ence. Applications can either be hand delivered or
received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida


Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
for appointment.
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Road Patrol Secretary. Appli-
cant must be highly motivated, organized, detail
orientated and must have 'demonstrated customer
service and communication skills. The applicant
must have experience with MS Word and Excel
applications. Salary is negotiable based on expe-
rience. Applications can either be hand delivered
or received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida

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. ,keechobee 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

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before responding or send-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

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

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

itierIs- II0
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160

BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
Fair.Condition. $50/pair.
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370

RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
$400 (863)763-3451

$100 or best offer.

Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
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-
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
$50. (863)634-8118
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'xl8", 3"
i'.uliled $600. Call

WINDOWS 14), Hill r:und.1.
wriile, iver iu~ d in'10
(863)983-7625 leave mes-

CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
differrInl heighl$, converts to
[",dler beJ. ',good condition.
$. 5( 186 3 7 6 3'. 35A .
SWING SET, Sould iw od.
.150 1861612-.48111:)

CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9,
Approx. 30 pc. $60 for all..
$75. (863)228-2123

40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle.
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or bestofferll 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.

graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175;
or best offer. (863)467-0987
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.

Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm

OR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not Included,
excellent condition, $150
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
w/full bed at 1 end and nd r
liner @ the :irit:r r -in :,
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
Sleigh Bed INiii, solid wood,
whiHti :i n .ma, r en t '.,
3n'O (8[63)634-5945
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 ,2:9)J3447,(5
TABLE- iOi, Round. 1 leaf, 2
chairs wi,:o '.'ier': $100.

LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies. powder charge & misc.
'.100 8.,63).5T-Ju ant .

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
. (863)357-1183
.ni.e 6 0 like new $300
M.i : P:ii '2 T i0., asking
$1 70. 0 ee,: hee area;
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.

LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle

HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500. (863)467-4253
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
White. Combination/Key:
$75 (863)763-6529

COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
shots & dewormed, $200

JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037

SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046

ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.

TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400

GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
,:, be ,ti r irlbt.3ii'. -9704
will c'ut up to h- ll inctf
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
t, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
w/Extensions & Fence 'l1,5

XBOX. with ,jTamefi. 'i:l c or.
dilio, i .100 8' 6 i :4 1 l8

vai'uuuTi Used twicr ,jcri-
h,:fa .. ...' 863 8 -0"

ing to add to Jiy i '' iii rin
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
sive, For back of car.

Agriculture I

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed:Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/"
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclds tack (863)357-1693
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri
Colored, 6 yrs. old. Quarter
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2
hh. $800. (863)357-3325
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.

PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings

Lawn Tiowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
$500 (863)763-4567
justable height. Removable
top $50.; or best offer.
$800. for all, will separate.
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-,
wood. Ready to move in!
$1250.'mo. + sec. & ref's.
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA', 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo.& 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, 1ba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,
$1200/mo. (863)634-8733

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

OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, furn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
util. (863)610-1939 or

FRONT, Small Pool, W/D,
Furnished. Dock. Avail. Mid
July. (561)723-3476


Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec Call
2/1 on captive lake. Adult
community (55-older): Beauti-
fully furnished, dock, large
storage bldg. Move-In condi-
tion. You own land. Lease with
option to buy. $850. mo.
$92,500. (561)202-7702

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472
Shop from a ift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classflieds.

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Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
$650. (863)675-1862
1993, Runs good. $1300.
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
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

Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubiLI: r,',pi g center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.

Approx. 126 ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info

BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle &'Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,0,0. Call
2ba db' wide, "n l.e., riin j
metal rjol riewt :jfrpri
inrouqriijut 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
,reei room v 'i,:u;:l, boal
r, ouose w, lilt, lienrO rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
check out
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sq ft 2 car gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New apple. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEE., Palm Cftee OC e (8'.,
3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 21st
11am-3pm (863)532-0388
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
or (863)763-0740
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new'appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158 '
2BA, completely remodeled,
screened pool w/liner, S/S
appl's, 3 sheds. $355K

FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
Okeechobee, 5 acres +/-,
cleared, fenced, corner lot,
paved road, off of SR.70
.East, 6 mi. from town, beau-
tiful spot for estate home or
horse farm, $225,000.

Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186' x 280', 1 ml. west of
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking
$150,000. (772)464-2069

Mobile Homes I

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

Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st &last, $500 sec. dep.

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
mo. (863)634-3451.

Recreation I

Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3400. (239)633-7173
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
SKIMMER Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
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
SEADO0 14.5' '95"- Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
iOul0fego i 772-785-9291

'04, 2BR/iBA, 14' hlide oul
L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
sips 6, many extras. $16,900
Negotiable. (772)785-9291

EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
asking $1500 or best offer
Model # 33.75 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$13,500, (863)634-1130

35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more

3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
$3900. (863)357-1183 -

KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust
w/battery $50.
(863)357-2988 -

2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.

MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.

ARTICAT DVX 250 2006, 4
Whir. Auto., Like new. Low
hours. $3500 or best offer.
Call Nick @863-697-0383
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050

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The Okeechobee Utility Authority (QUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairs to roofs on OUA property as follows:
1.Admlnistration Builldina, 100 SW 5th Avenue; Complete tear-off and removal of
old roof system. Deck repairs, Installation of new 4-ply, built-up modified bitu-
men roof system. (app. 68 sqs.)
2 Wastewafer Treatment Plant 1335 NE 39th Blvd; Repairs and modification to
built-up, modified bitumen roof system.
3 Ground Water Treatment Plant 1200 NE12th Street; Tile root repairs
4 Surface Water Treatment Plant 371 SR 78 West, (two buildings); Complete
tear-off and removal of existing roof systems. Installation of new built-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered insulation. (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owner's Representative at:

Lake Worth, FL 33460
Afn: Frank Merletto
A manldato pre-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utlity Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26, 2006 at 10:00
A.M. Bids submitted by nn-attendees will not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Director's office, located
at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
3'4974 on or before 3:00 RM. on July 6,2006. "
John F.Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
143487ON 6/22-28/06

WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation.' .$800
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great'car, great on gas. $1500
863)634-3386 or
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
VOLVO 240, '92 f.2500.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call

GMC TOPKICK 1999, Power
Interior, New Paint. Cab &
Chassis $14,900. or add body
for $16,900. (863)357-1183

CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, runs
good. $1250 (863)763-4567
FORD F-250 1982- 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865
new engine. Brand new every-
thing. Runs excellent. $10,000
or best offer. (863)697-6132

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)697-1350 or

WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
Focus $75 call after 5pm
GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & tires. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)357-3981
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
sep. (863)763-6529
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328

Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.

CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591
CHEVY S10, '96,;4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115 -
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950. (863)763-4149
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
$1200 (863)763-1370
FORD PU '88- 4x4, AC, PW,
PL, orig miles 82K, asking
$4350 or best offer. Must
Sell (863)467-6875 or
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call,
(772)834-3084 after 5pm. ,

FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,'
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-.
graded sound system $9000,
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold:
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good..
$1800. (863)467-5052 ,

New tires. Electrical wiring,
included. Needs paint $550.'
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000:.
tries, lights, deck, sleeve,
$350 or best offer
$1200 (863)763-3451

CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or.
(863)528-3032 Frostproof
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $1800. neg.
(863)357-3439 -
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
passenger. $1500.

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