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Open three weeks ago, was
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nese woman to reach the
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A group of 2-year-old children build together on Friday, June 30 with waffle blocks at
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initiates a new
school bus plan
By Pete Gawda
Changing times have forced
a change, in school bus pass
procedures in Okeechobee
Beginning with the new
school year, parents will have to.
follow stricter procedures in
requesting that their children be
picked up or dropped off the
school bus at a location other
than their designated stop.
In what was one of his. last
'official acts before his July 1
retirement, Assistant Superin-
tendent of Schools Lee Dixon
announced the policy change
Requests to have a student
transported by school bus to a
location other than the stop
nearest their horne \\ill be limit.
ed to one alternate location
under ordinary circumstances.
Mr. Dixon said there was a
time when there was not such a
shortage of bus drivers and the
drivers knew all the children,
where they got off the bus and
even knew their parents.
That has changed now with
a shortage of bus drivers and
mechanics and teachers having
to serve as substitute bus driv-
Today, with the shortage of
drivers, there is no connection
to the family. Mr. Dixon said.
Under the old system, he
said that a child could conceiv-
ably have three designated
places to get off the bus and a
parent could call late in the day
requesting that the child be
dropped off at one of those
In the past, parents were
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can be controlled
by new 'Freeze' bill
Brittany Watson (left) takes a break from hitting the tether ball while sister Melanie bats
away at it in the Wee Care Child Care play yard on June 30.
By Audrey Blackwell
Florida consumers now have
another option for controlling
who can access their credit
information, thanks to a new
"Credit Freeze" bill that goes into
effect July 1.
If they want it activated, co6iz-
sumers will have to sign up for
the freeze with credit reporting
agencies and pay a $10 fee to
each agency to activate, remove
or temporarily lift the freeze.
According to a press release
from the Florida office of Ameri-
can Association of Retired Per-
sons (AARP), Gov. Jeb Bush
signed HB 37 CS into law on
'AARP Florida-applauds him
and, bill sponsor Rep. Sandy
Adams (R) (District 33) for
encouraging consumers to pro-
tect themselves against fraud,"
the release stated.
District 33 represents Orange,
Seminole and Volusia counties.
Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida
advocacy manager, said he, is
pleased the bill passed because
it "encourages consumers to
take control of their own credit
The release went on to say
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Shelby Warren, 5, enjoys a sprint down the slide at Wee
Care Child Care on Friday, June 30.
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that a 2003. Federal Trade Commis-
sion study found that identify
thieves, armed with their victims'
personal information, have
stripped 3.25 million Americans of
accurate credit scores.
"In 2005, Florida ranked sixth in
the nation in identity theft cases
with 17,048 victims," the release
The motive behind the service
is to prevent thieves from using
stolen information to open and use
credit cards by making existing,
credit accounts unavailable for
vendors checking credit records
'before issuing their own credit line.
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often known by the school staff
'and such requests were rare and
easy to accommodate.
That is no longer the case.
Due to the rising number of
parents working out of town, or on
different schedules, and the num-
ber of children living in multiple
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While helping to prevent
thieves from gaining access to
credit information, which is a plus,
there are downsides to customers
when activating the freeze. People
should think through the decision
to freeze their credit accounts.
Mr. Johnson explained that
'most of the downsides are for peo-
ple who want to access new credit.
He said there could be a downside
for those who like the 10 percent
off that comes with opening a store
credit card on the spot at many
retailers, or the six-month no-inter-
est financing that furniture stores
often offer, or if.a person does
impulse-purchases of big ticket
items that are financed, such as
cars or boats.
"If you have your credit frozen,
you can't get any of those offers
houses the number of requests for
bus passes has grown significantly
in recent years.
The school district is concerned
about the increased chance of
placing a child on the wrong'bus
or having students fail to get off at
the correct stop.
"We're going to make the
change before something hap-
pens," Mr. Dixon said.
He said that in many cases ele-
mentary school children dio not
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since the store can't check your
credit to see if you qualify," he said.
People can thaw their freeze by
contacting the agency Equifax,
Experian or TransUnion but cur-
rent law allows the agencies up to
three days to process a change.
'Also, agencies can charge you
to thaw, so doing it frequently'
could get expensive," he said.
However, according, to .Mr.
Johnson and the AARP release, the
$10 fee to activate, remove or tem-
porarily lift the credit freeze does
not apply to victims of identity theft.
And people age 65 and over do not
have to pay to freeze or perma-
nently lift their credit freeze -,the
fee only applies for them if they
want to temporarily lift the credit
If someone wants to take
advantage of the credit freeze,
AARP recommends they apply
with each of the three reporting.
"While the three major credit
bureaus share information, they
aren't required to honor a freeze
placed with one agency, in large
part because the information shar-
ing they do is not 100 percent time-
ly," said Mr. Johnson.
The AARP expressed gratitude
in the release for the leaders in the
state government that share the
concern about identity theft and
are taking action against it.
"During the next few months,
AARP Florida will be working on
several initiatives to teach Floridi-
ans age 50 and over ways they can
guard their credit information," he
know where to get off the bus. Then teachers could be assured
Single day bus passes will no. that the properly designated per-
longer be issued for convenience, son picked up the child.
recreation or occasional use. How- Now, all requests for an ongo-
ever, exceptions will be made for ing alternate bus stop must be
emergencies such as a car break- iven in writing to the school, and
down or medical problem. Emer- gie in the sgan
agency bus'passes will be issued for must be in the same attendance
one day only. zone. There will be only one desig-
However, in such circum- nated alternate stop. Students will
stances, Mr. Dixon said the school not be bussed to one alternate
system would rather a child location one day and to another
'remain at school longer if possible. alternate location the next day.
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation Cen-
ter for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Everglades
Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be even more
susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard motor.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Agri-Civic Center open for horse riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center is open
for recreational horse riding the first and third Tuesday of each month
-excluding Tuesday, July 4.
The hours are from 6 until 9:30 p.m. The facility is available at that
time for pleasure riding. Barrels and-poles are also available to practice
The charge is $10 per person.
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
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 game
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Two winners of the Fantasy 5 game will
each collect $120,424.61, the Florida Lottery said Friday.
The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Largo and Tampa,
lottery officials reported. .
The 2t.S uckeLs matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $144.50 each.
The 9,029 tickets matching .3-of-5 won $12 each, and 94,647 tickets
\\on a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Thursday night were 1-18-20-27-35..
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Two at play
Shelly Niehaus, director of Wee Care Child Care, takes a few moments out of her day to
swing daughter Jaycee Harris, 6, on the merry-go-round in the center's play yard. About
50 children attend Wee Care during their time off from school this summer.
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Funny glasses day!
Kids at A Child's World Child Care enjoy wearing funny glasses on Friday, June 30. Pos-
ing are (from left to right, front row): Seth Hendrix, 4; Merideth Hilliard, 8; and Joshua
Osterman, 5; (back row): Savannah Hendrix, 6; Alexis Muller, 8; Alysa Osterman, 7; and
Sydney Hendrix, 5.
Genaro Chapa-Garza Gene Richard Crates Crates of Okeechobee; his grand-
mother, Guyneth Crates, of Find-
Genaro Chapa-Garza, age 83, Gene Richard Crates, age 25, lay, Ohio; grandparents, Esther
of Okeechobee, died June 29, of Okeechobee, died June 28, and Pat Patterson; of Okee-
2006 at Raulerson Hospital. He 2006 at his residence. Gene was chobee; aunts, uncles, and
was born Sept. 19, 1922 and was born Sept. 29, cousins. He was loved so much
previously from Texas. He was a 1980 in by so many family and friends.
recent resident of Okeechobee. Bluffton, Ohioy Visitation will be held Monday,
He is preceded in death by his and had been a3 Rreoatio if eal bil nd
wife of 30 years, Paulina Salazar. resident oC - July 3, 2006, from I11 a.m. until 1
He is survived by his sons, Okeechobee p.m. at theRealLife Children's
Hugo (Ana B.) Chapa, Genaro for the past 15 Ranch, 7777 Highway 441 S.E.,
Chapa, Mario Cesar Chapa and years. He grad.- Okeechobee. Services will follow
Hector Chapa; and daughter, San uated from I at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Port
Juana Chapa. In addition, he is Okeechobee Mayaca Cemetery, Port Mayaca.
survived by his brother, Pedro High School in Gene Richard Pastor Marvin Nemitz of The Real
Chapa; and sister, Gloria Chapa. 2000. He was Crates Life Children's Ranch will offici-
All are from Okeechobee. an avid fan of ate.
All local arrangements are the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, In lieu of flowers, memorial
under the direction and care of the Florida Marlins, and Nascar. contributions can be made in.
the Buxton Funeral Home and He also loved his pets and they Gene's name to The Real Life
Crematory. Interment will be at were devoted to him. Children's'Ranch.
the Roncho Nuevo Cemetery, He is survived by his parents, All arrangements are under the
Roncho Nuevo, Nuevo Leon, Charles and Terese Crates of direction and care of the Buxton
Mexico. Okeechobee; his brother, Trevor Funeral Home and Crematory.
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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
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okee-
chobee has formed a new unit that will be known as the Ameri-
can 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. Applications are available at the American
Legion. Applications will be screened by the social membership
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
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 informa-
tion, 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 Robin-
son at (863) 610-0973.
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 condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure 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 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 (8,63) 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 available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Par-'
rott 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.
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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 ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8.30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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-
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types, and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,'at7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321. r
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. Spanishi
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 meet-
-ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. atV.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (868) 357-1335.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available..For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-596..
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 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
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 are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambert at (863)763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from.2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver 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 to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
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 applications for new
members for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, 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 forj
two. Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Ocean-
side Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each
morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for
the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and out-
reach 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.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parent- I
ing education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and I
parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held 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 1
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,'
Inc., will meet July 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early Learning
Coalition Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.
Gospel sing planned J
Gospel Lighthouse, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 914 W. North Park St., will host a gospel sing, Friday, July 7,
at 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of singing and music as well as
fellowship. For information call Pastor Hampton (863) 357-0455.
Animal cruelty talk show topic
WWFR 91.7 FM will host a local radio talk show.with special
guest David Miller, executive director, and Helen Savill, director of
humane education, with the Humane Society of the Treasure
Coast. The topic of the program will be animal cruelty. The pro-
gram airs at 7:30 a.m. on July 8 and will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For information, contact
the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast at (772) 287-5753 or
(772) 223-8822; or, online at www.humanesociety.org.
OC SO hosts Family Safety Day
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will hold a family safe-
ty day on Saturday, July 8, at Flagler Parks 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. There will be refreshments, fun activities and safety presen-
tations from identity theft to wild animal safety.
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 corner i
of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.
Northside to host VBS '
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W 9grth 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.
Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on Mon-
day, July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in paint-
ing the mural will be honored. A reception at the Main Street office
will follow the dedication. The dedication and reception are open
to the public and Main Street members.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and
the Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe alternative to
door-to door trick-or-treating this year by holding a free Halloween
Festival in the parks downtown. A meeting will be held Tuesday,
July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second St.,
for groups or organizations interested in participating or donating
prizes. For information, call the Main Street Office at (863) 357-
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.
Summer Camp continuing
Summer Camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park for
grades nine through 12 from July 16-22, and for children in grades
two through five e from July 23-27. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280 or
(863) 453-3627, for information.
Church hosting sports camp
The First BaptistChurch is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Out Reach Center, 310 S.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be drama, sports, games, snacks, music and
exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space
is limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
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 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 invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint i
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. I
Lucie. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the I
best interest of abused abandoned and neglected children in court. I
Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit
to a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training that will include courtroom
observation and independent study. For information, call (772) i
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One of the nicest vacant lots in the city .
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inc m imi fl, ibilitv A kino lnx
Fisherman Look Here! 3/2 mobile home
with fireplace and pantry in Buckhead
Ridge. Huge lot with lake access.. Private
ramp for your boat and a nice cleaning sta-
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Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
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Don Refranz 863-467-230 or 863-634-4596 1881U.S. Highway 441 S.E Okeechobee, FL 34974
atent 863-763-1616or 863-610-7006
Vicki & Perry Green 863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317
3/2 DWMH with new roof. Split bedroom plan.
Master suite with jacuzzi tub. 2 storage buildings,
screen porch, fenced backyard with above ground
pool with open deck. On 139' X 210' lot. Just
ing ,maximum exii ,y. s ng uony ntion. Asking $250,000uuu. Call Joe at oo863-610u- Reduced $135,000. Below Appraised Value! Call 9148-- H.RD-TO-FIND 2 BEDROOM -54)13 IS THIS THE GARDEN OF
$399,000. Call Melissa at 863-610-2280 1639. Elbert at 863-634-7460. 2 BATH IN ANCIENT OAKS! Totals EDEN-ON LITTLE LAKE EpEN?
$ include spacious additions to this 1994 Modern 2004 model. Park model in
Park model with covered parking and Ancient Oaks includes covered parking
170' X 220' building lot in Country Meadows. Asking only $60,000. Multi- Family lots seven laundry rm! All major appliances jnclud- and patio overlooking Eden pond! All
ed! Miserly quarterly fees-and you own up-to-date conveniences with eye-catch-
large Multi-Family lots in great location. East side of town, Just off HWY 710 near Everglades your lot! COMMUNITY BOATRAMP! ing interiors! SUPERB DEEDED WEEK-
Blvd. Can build up to 39 units. Asking $1,000,000 call Elbert at 863-634-7460.* 18.95 Beautiful $105000 ENDER! $143,000
acres in the NE section. Call Joe to see this acreage. Recently reduced to $426,375." .
"If you are interested in listing your property, give us a call. We are currently seeking :.
Snew listings. Call us to discuss the sale of your property
fub erand Elbert Batton -Licensed Real
ub e r a n dElbert Baton Licensed Real #89790 2 TRAILERS ON ONE BUCK- #90791 GOOD OLE' AFFORDABLE
Estate Broker HEAD WATERFRONT LOT! Very inter- PINE RIDGE PARK! Where more people
rt r p L 11 esting... and rare... find! Trailer #1 has 2 are heading to .find iff,.rdable m.:,biles'
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Office863-763-885 $115,000! $82,500! MAKE OFFER!
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
Beautiful country suburb, just a short distance from town.
Most houses are situated on two+ acres. This 3 bedroom, 2.5
bath home has easy expansion for another bedroom & bath
upstairs. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, hardwood
Asking Price $559,000! Bring All Offers
BERGER REAL ESTATE 800 SOUTH PARROT AVENUE'-~ Philip Y. Berger, Licensed Real Estate Broker
OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS!
"Best prices around ona IIlgh quality acreagel"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller FinancedI
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 S250.000 Seller FinanceodI
* #89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, ir
"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! Why pay $40,000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line!
We have map and directions to. get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street
/' WHAT DO I NEED
TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
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
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-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PIT. "Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.,
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Reflections from the pulpit
By Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist church
Psalm 119:105- "Thy word is
a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path."
Some years ago my family vis-
ited a cave in the state of Ken-
tucky. The guide led us through
many beautiful and winding sub-
Suddenly he turned of all the
lights and said, "I'm the only one
who knows how to get back to
the entrance. If I left you here,
you'd probably never find your
way out. Anyone lost in this cave
would no doubt become insane
within a week from the oppres-
sive loneliness. Be quiet for a
moment and feel the darkness!"
I remember my youngster
clutching my arm.
After about 30 seconds,
someone in the party could
endue it no longer and cried out,
"Turn on the lights! I'm going
crazy now!" The guide laughed,
but we'll not soon forget that
frightening experience."- Henry
G. Bosch- Encyclopedia of
The human life is a WALK
It is a walk REQUIRING
It is a walk FOR WHICH
LIGHT IS PROVIDED
God has provided His
WORD as a wonderful lamp-
In the natural world, we need
light to guide us in the dark. Dur-
ing the day, God has given us a
glorious lamp called the sun.
However, during the night, a
lamp or flashlight is needed.
God's World is compared to
such a lamp- a spiritual lamp to
guide us in our daily walk.
The Gospel was first brought
to England about the year 600 by
a missionary named Paulinus.
Eadwine was then king. His wise
men gathered to consider the
new faith. To many of them its
charm lay in the light it throws
on the darkness covering men's
lives-darkness of the future as of
the past. To be without light is
among the greatest of calami-
ties; to get light after darkness is
the sweetest of blessings.
In the natural world, God has
provided light for our use- both
natural and spiritual light. To live
-successfully in this world, we
I remember reading of a blind
man who was found sitting at
the corner of a street in a great
city with a lantern beside him.
Someone went up to him and
asked what he had the lantern
there for, seeing that he was
blind, and the light was the same
to him as the darkness. The blind
man replied, "I have it so that no
one may stumble over me."
Like a lamp, the Bible is for
the feet. However, a Bible is of
no use to a dead man. You may
give him a lamp but he sees no
light, neither is he able to ~valk in
Since the Bible is a light for-
the feet, you must hold it low. It
is not merely for the head, to fill
you with curious notions. It is for
the feet, to guide you in your
actions. To walk in the dark with-
out light, is to invite tragedy.
The motto of the early church
was, "Hearts on high," and. they
might have truly added, "Light
and eyes low." '
You must use it always. Never
live without its light. But all the
light the Bible gives us is meant
to guide us. Keep the dust off its
cover by opening it from time to
In the natural world, our need
for light will end; it is for this
world only. The sun will no
longer be needed; a lamp will no
longer be necessary- 'the Lamb
is the light thereof" (Rev. 21:23).
Instead of a lamp or a torch, the
One who is the Light of all cre-
ation will be our eternal light.
Remember, a lamp is a thing
of the night, not of the day.
When-the day comes, it is of no
use, and when the eternal day
dawns, the Son will never set.
Heaven is the presence of the
One Who is Light.
A little boy was born blind. At
last an operation was per-
f6rmed; the light was let in slow-
ly. When one day his mother led
him outdoors and uncovered his
eyes, and for' the first time he
saw the sky and the earth, "0
mother!" he cried, "Why didn't
you tell me it was so beautiful?"
She burst into tears, and said, "I
tried to tell you, dear, but you
Gospel sing planned
Gospel Lighthouse, at the
Christian Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 914 W. North Park St.,
will host a gospel sing, Friday,
July 7, at 7:30 p.m. There will be
a variety of singing and music as
well as fellowship. For informa-
tion call Pastor Hampton (863)
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51
N.W. 98th St., will host a vaca-
tion Bible school kick-off Satur-
day, 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-4141 or (863)
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)
The First Baptist Church is
sponsoring a sports camp, July
17-20 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at.
the Recreation Out Reach Cen-
ter, 310 S.W Fifth Ave. There will
be drama, sports, games,
snacks, music and exciting Bible
stories. It is free for grades one
through six and space is limited.
For information, call (863) 467-
Fountain of Life
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 Ama-
zon A Journey to Discover
Jesus. For information, call (863)
763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.
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 invited. For
information, call (863) 763-0437.
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giving
free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four
days a. week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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could not understand me." So it
is when you try to tell someone
about heaven. The Bible
describes it over and over. But
unless the spiritual sight is
opened we cannot understand.
In the light of this fact how
blessed, how to be desired, is
the work of the Holy Spirit! No
wonder that the Psalmist
prayed-"Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law" (Ps.
119:18). Ask,.and receive!
B Buckhead Ridge
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Stildy 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
thI/2L I-Ba"i _st C/;U "rz
"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 981' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.WV. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June
30, through Thursday, July 6, are
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 "Superman
Returns" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:30 and 7 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-
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her. full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
i.Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
S gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
S college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
[communities. The mentor meets
|with the student one hour per
!week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
Ian River, Martin, St. Lucie and.
Okeechobee counties. Please call
Sthe Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
;House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle NT, is
-looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
'have any free time or talents you
,would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047,
i You are invited to become a
!patron of the Family Church Lehd-
.ing Library at the First United
'Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
iond. St. Entertain or educate your-
,iself, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
,.pare a paper on comparative reli-
;gion, a book report, programs for
?men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
'We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and pub-
ilic libraries. As a private library we
lcan and do preview our 'media.
'Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
iday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
Ip.m., and Wednesday evening
|from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.
tFree adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center,-2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
|mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
ilish as a second language classes,
;Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until
i Your local Florida Diagnostic
,and Learning Resources System
I(FDLRS) Center now offers a s.erv-
'ice known as Child Find. Child
)Find helps find and identify chil-
'dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
.school setting. Child Find provides
,free screenings on speech and lan-
,guage, development, vision, and
'hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
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BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
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Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
COOK & SERVERS NEEDED
Immediately. Experienced Only
Apply in person after 4pm
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE, Okee
Appl. avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fri from 7am-8am
ONLY. Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
Highway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.
Buying a car? Look hi the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
Small company with well
looking for hard working,
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/ days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
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Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-i
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
EXP. TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drive 1 ton truck.
Will be pulling goose neck
trailer, hauling livestock & hay
out of state. Paid by the mile.
Drug Free Work Place.
Call: (863)763-0518 or Email:
ASST. STORE MANAGER
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Min. 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills, Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED
Exc, Benefits incl. med, dental & 401K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477.
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Responsible for duplication of
videos. Exp. w/video camera
operation and production. HS
diploma or GED. College
or Technical School a plus.
Computer graphics (+). Valid
Florida DL w/good record.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477
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
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate opening for a Reliability Engineer.
Prefer Mechanical Engineering Degree but willing
to substitute 10 years experience in field. Micro-
soft computer skills a must. Salaried position,
bonus potential, 401 K, and benefits.
Contact HR Dept. @863.902.4133
ROAD PATROL SECRETARY
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
MECHANIC, Diesel '
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
When you want something
sold, advertise In the'
S~eilNtice015- pcia otc 15,Sp aI oic 1
signs and i
With tools, 1 year exp.
Excellent Pay & Benefits
OAKLEY GROVES, INC.
(800)969-8265 x 504
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Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
S patients in a growing
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
S Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.
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
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
1-800-483-4279 or fax
resume to 772-546-3482
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
READING A NEWSPAPER...
I^p i al Notice
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
Lakeport Water Assoc. Inc.
non-profit FL Corp.)
Applicant must perform all
duties required at Lakeport
Water. Must be available to
work weekends and
evenings as needed. Valid
FL drivers license and clean
driving record required.
Entry level pay beginning at
$12 per hour. Benefits
include employer paid health
insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation, sick time & paid
M-F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
Agent. Must be detail
oriented, able to prepare
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer
vendor contracts. Good
essential. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For
please fax resume to
or e-mail resume to
TIRE CHANGER Exp. pref.
bui will train,must have valid
DL w/clean record. Avail. for
on-call 24hrs. Competitive
pay! F/T position. Total Road-
side Svcs. 863-634-6839
Seeking motivated person
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70 W; Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524
$$497.97 PER DAY!! Work-
ing from home, simply return-
ing phone calls. No Selling. No
Explaining. FREE Information
SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train. .
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
resume to 863-763-9900
Money Lenders 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-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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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.
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The classified ads
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,
Pump. Very good condition.
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
Residential & Comm'I.Senior
Disc.,Affordable Rates. Prompt
& Reliable. (863)357-3981
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work:
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Muelscal Instruments 660
Equipmiint. .-.- 655
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 70Q
Sporting Goods 7050
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C & HEAT, 31/ Ton Coleman
Sfor Mobile Home, $300.
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S; Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
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
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing6excellent condition $80
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
Excellent condition. $400.
LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
ial, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Ailitilu White, interior Latex,
':.i0 lor all will sell separate
TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona.
Asking $25. or best offer.
BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths. 100 plus pieces.
Summer and winter. $125.
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563 .
JOGGING STROLLER, Great,
shapes $25 (8631675-3944
PLAYHOUSE. Little Tikes.
3i1p 2 ',,,' d drillill :in .200)
1; s3u9 .0; 14
SLIDE. PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Lini lTiks 1.95 10i
all Dill .I p B i6. 1902-O 4
SWING SET, .Lhoi wid
HELLIES SHOES, :ov; .:];e E.
u s"-d a bOul '. mi M ..I
WEDDING DRESS, i:e 18
,'. .6S .i.3i2 212.
AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION
40 + piece( 't.100 or rie-.i .,-,
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro: 44 vr:
Old RA re iem i..i00 ill orr
(3-400)- Raoini Cuomir late
bus early 90s E'c condo. $400
or est oferli 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge Engine, 3 cars &
Track $200 or best offer
COMPUTER SYSTEM. Dell
Wni '%.P + 101: I rpro 'ram. ,
gameJ 11t49 i..,I'B-l1)-I lc. 5
BED. QUEEN SIZE w Htjal
Bjr,.1 R:,il Bo Sprngnq Ma. l
ire:, R il Cljsiii F m '.2,5 0
CHASE LOUNGE, beige w/ri-
ner massager & heat. Like
new. $200. (863)357-0672
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pe. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125.'
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $50. (863)697-6618
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
good condition. $50
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
white, w/glass, doors, good
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not Included,
excellent condition, $150
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,
Glass showcase on top, 4
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH-
exc condition $250
SLEEPER LOVESEAT- very
nice $150 (863)357-0365
SOFA, BROYHIL: 3 Cushion
w/matching Loveseat & Otto-
man. Like new. Floral design.
$500. for all. (863)357-0672
SOFA, Floral: Excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)357-0223
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100:
ii I *
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,
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
I Insurance -
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940, $500 or will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)357-2233
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$125. (863)357-2233 Okee
SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
CAR HAULER- '89, Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981,
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL-TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $8.50 or best offer.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)35,7-0125
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic Jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area;
FINCH'S & CANARIES
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female. Cute...cute...cutel!l
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
POOL TABLE: Full Size w/ac-
cessories. 1 pc. slate top.
Good condition. $4560.
CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
TOSHIBA. Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
brand new, $600
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12 Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 1,2006
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
. A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden B50
BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incIds tack (863)357-1693
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. 1180.1
BEHIND THE SHED. SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. forall. (863)763-0120
'skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way' ie-d
barely used. ib0,610
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
of grease fittings, cast iron
eng. $800. 863-697-2434
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellent shape. $400.
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rept 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country.
inclds all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo. &sec. (863)467-1950
N. of OKEE- 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:3pm, or e-mail
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $800. mo. & $2100.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850.. mo. & $2200.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE- Small 1 br,'in
duplex, all util.. + cable, incld.
$190. wk. Move in 1st. & last
+ $100 sec. (863)532-9355
Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wi"", F:eady to move'Iln!
1 1250 rrmo + sec. & ref's.
,CBS 211BZBA; W/D, Patio,:
Boat Launcrn Privile Lagoon
on'Rim Cnirial $1 50 me +I
se,: 1 yr l^as.R%1-346-4646
J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-7622 '
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm 2 Ba.,
Tile Lv Rrm., $.1100 mo.
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
OKEECHOBEE -CITY: Western
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,
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis; no pets. $950 mo.. +
1st, last & sec. Call
NOW LEASING -
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 Story, 3br; 2.5ba, '2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254
Business Places -
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Laundry Mal: E:ii5 vi,25w 32
uwsriis 33 diverS Lc'ated
in pu ,.ii: :h r, pinrg :enter.
1225.000 186.163.4- l31.
Approx. 126 fl un Hwy 7 0.
1 block rom Hwv IT Prop.
rty ^ .'ppr., .4 a ,3i :, has 3
somid C8S Building w.approx.
100111:1 'q II Redy ior 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. $229,000. Call
Waterfront Property -
2 Unit Duplex. Includes Boat
House w/ift. (863)357-3882
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
. 2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard,.full sprinkler system.
check out www.edanderson.us
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Owner finance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
OKEE. CO. 5 ACHES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm. $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
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-
OKEE., Palm Creek Dev. CBS,
3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 1st
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.,
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
lba, & 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
RIVER OAK ACRES- 3BR/2BA
CBS, 2 story, cent.a/c, on Kis-
simmee Rvr,, CBS shop
28'x20', dock, sprinklers,
storm shutters, fenced bk.yd.
Reading a newspaper,
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Appro. 26 a,. of ICri-j. & i.
a.: dry j5.,1' T 2215.4F,31)
NICE CORNER LOT: On C.ap.
five Ljie in Tviylr C ree4 lIles.
Cleiled Rpadv I0 bte bulli 1:11.
Beri offer 1863.697-9758
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BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last &'security
deposit. No Pets.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
RIM CANAL- 3/2, W/D includ-
ed,-$950 + electric, $500
sec, Avail July 1
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.
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 11/ Ba,
+ Efficiency.apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424'
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
-back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT-11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Bui ori rii rA Jew prop.,
b rn1ry L ':,l Iraiier Runr
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BASS TRACKER- 94 13 Pr
,'5 hp M i urv Triltr,
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiterial: w' trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats &-carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387 ,
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no title, $60.
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge .1', i. 5.7 Mercruiser
1/O. Trjilei All electronics
,incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
CAMPER: Sleeps 6, A/C, New
fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
lass canoe & ores. All for
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more
Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.
BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
DIRT BIKE SUZUKI 85/L
2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
YAMAHA 2004, Custom, 650
cc + Extra's. 5600 miles. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500.
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
FOUR WHEELER, 91) c(, j-ed
2 hrs.. r 1Tln i t' '. li.ii
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GO CART-(2) 6hp & 6 1/2hp,
$1500 for both or will sell
separate (863)674-0539 La
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes, w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.
SUZUKI 125'83- w/Reverse.
Run, greal, .-l00u ,r bes co er
SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks.
great. $6000. 863-673-6266
CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, 4 Cyl,
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'90, runs good, sand metallic
exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
er. $1500. (239)839-0895
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
FORD TEMPO '93 -runs good,
4 dr Julu mTiu: ielii" $600.,
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88-67K
miles, needs a little TLC,
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
orbbel inoier 561-30.5-3321
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c good trn.por-
S jih:, n .r i sen ai l J.i Au-
I '1.500 1863i.46-3570
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1999, Very ]ouiod coniiaion
57K+ mir.:. f.14,60(
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great:
$800 or best offer.
SAAB COUPE- '92; Blue,
Le,ilrir ceal'., Sun roof.
Jloedls Al bell, 1.1200 Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible /Truck. Please call
CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Card
Call Sherri (863)763-6434
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
ew, 1.11.1 (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
RANCH HAND FT.BUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond..
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
TOOL BOX: Diamond Plated,
Aluminum Cross Over Box for
small pick up. Lock works.
S$125 neg. (863)357-1517
TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with rebuilt converter.
$350. or best offer.
CHEVY 1500- '88, Ext: cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle .
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
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
[thr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4;
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame arid tires, $75
UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $1200 (863)763-3451
CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good;
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us.
Activities'are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to
seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited 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 United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are.
eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and 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 mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member con-
tact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center,
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 current-
ly taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30p.m.
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 Dis-
aster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross receipt.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501.(c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a&m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should-
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business, execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.
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Licensed and Insured
3861 Hwy 441 N.
Okeechobee, Fl 34972
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FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '83, Topper,
straight six, good tires, no
spark. $200 (863)357-3244
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
FORD F350 '97, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg. Bed, New
tires/batt's. 208K. Extra Clean!'
By owner. $11,500.
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
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