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Agassi bows out
of Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) -A tearful AndreAgas-
..si bowed out of W\imbledon
4for the final time Saturday
beaten, in straight sets b\
Rafael Nadal.
Playing in his 14th Wim-
bledon before retirement.
later this year, the 36-year-old
S. American couldn't keep up
with the relentless po\ er hit-
ting of the 20-year-old
Spaniard and fell 7-6 (5), 6-2,
6-4.
For one last time, Agassi
stood in the middle of the
court after the match and
blew kisses and bowed to all
corners of the arena. Then, in
a break with Wimbledon tra-'
dition; he addressed the
crowd by microphone to say
goodbye. Page 6

Drought Index'
Current: 484
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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COE has a long, varied history


By MaryAnn Morris
The U.S. Armn Corps of Engi-
neers iCOEl is an agency in the
public eve these days, since the
maintenance of the Herbert
Hoo\er Dike and other govein-
ment programs concerning
Lake Okeechobee have been
nets%\orth\. The COE is the
lead agency for the Comprehen-
sive Eveqiglades Restoration Pro-
gram i.CERP.I from 1 hich Gov-
errnor Jeb Bush's AccelerS
Prograrn \ as formed. The need
for this construction is real if'
people want water to drink in
South Florida.
It all concerts water: to
drink, x\ ash and irrigate, but not
so much that it floods homes
and fouls estuaries, long ago
connected by ,ran-made canals
to lower the %water in Lake
Okeechobee to drain rich s:ils.
Our watershed is at the center
of the issue and the COE has a
long and varied history.
George Washington had a
chief engineer in 1775, Colonel
Richard Gridley. In 18012, Con-
gress established the Corps of
Engineers as separate from the
regular army. In the 1800s, the
COE built forts, lighthouses and
docks and mapped much of the
West. When the War of 1812
was pending, the COE beefed
up the forts around New York
harbor. These forts included the
11-point fort that now serves as


the base ofI the Statue of Liberty.
The Britisr, decided not to attack
Ne\ Yoirk harbor
About Ihat time, Congress
established a new military acad-
emy at West Point. Until 1866,
the head of the academy was.
alwa. s an engineer officer and
in the first half of the 19th centu-
ry, West Point was the major and
for a while, the only, engineering
school in the country.
Shortly after 1824, Congress
passed two important laws that
marked the beginning of the
COE's continuous involvement
in civil works.
The General Survey Act
authorized the president to order
surveys of routes for roads and
canals "of national importance,
in a commercial or military point
of view, or necessary for the
transportation of public mail."
The president assigned the job.to
the COE. The second act appro-
priated funds to improve naviga-
tion on the Ohio and Mississippi
rivers by removing sandbars,
snags, and other obstacles. Later


US Army Corps
of Engineers
Courtesy graphic/U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
An act of Congress in 1802
declared the Corps of Engi-
neers to be a separate
organization from the regu-
lar army. This castle, the
official logo of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers has
been its symbol since 1839.
the Act was amended to include
other rivers. This work, too, was
given to the COE-the only for-
mally trained body of engineers
in the new republic.
Much of the work was done
by the topographical engineers
or "Topogs," a separate depart-
ment of COE.'In 1838, these engi-
neers, as surveyors, explorers,
cartographers, and construction
managers, helped open the
nation's interior to commercial
development and settlement.
During and after the Civil War,
Army surveyors explored and
See COE -Page 2


By Twila Valentine, edited
by MaryArin Morris
From 1977 until her death in
20303, Independent Newspa-
pers of Florida was privileged to
have on staff a superb writer and
historian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling


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mapped much of Florida and the
Everglades.
Successes like these meant the
engineers would be called on
again, as they were for the Panama
Canal (picture above shows work
in progress).
The COE's canal-building
efforts began in the 19th century
and continued in the 20th.
After the federal government
purchased the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal in 1919, the local
COE district directed the deepening
the channel for shipping and add
bridges. Traffic soon increased and
as an immediate result, demands
were made to enlarge it. The C&D
Ship Canal became part of the
Intercoastal Waterway (as it is now
known) connecting existing bod-
ies of water along the east coast
from Boston, south to Key West,
and then west to the Rio Grande.
Today, the COE still has responsibil-
ity for this canal and the entire
Intercoastal Waterway.
The "Cumberland or National
Road," the most famous of COE's
.road projects was built between-
1811 and 1841. It extended from
Cumberland, Maryland, across the
Appalachian. ridges of. western
Pennsylvania. to Wheeling and
then across, the midsections of
Ohio and Indiana to Vandalia, Ill.
The COE's involvement on the
road happened mainly because
civilian superintendents failed.,
To build the road, the COE used
techniques developed in England
by John McAdam, and some inno-
vative bridge building. At
Brownsville, Pa., COE built the first
bridge in the United States with a
cast-iron frame; an 80-foot span
that remains in use today.


The 2,170-foot pontoon bridge
built across the James River in June
1864 by Union engineers as the
Army of the Potomac approached
Petersburg, Va., was the longest
floating bridge erected before
World War II.
Drawn largely from the top of
their West Point classes, the engi-
neers in the COE before the Civil
War included many excellent mili-
tary strategists who rose to leader-
ship roles during the war. Among
them were Union generals George
McClellan, Henry Halleck, George
Meade, and Confederate generals
Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston,
and P. G. T. Beauregard.
During the 19th century the
- COE continued to serve the nation,
building roads arid bridges,, work-
ing on surveys of the Great Lakes
and the Mississippi River Delta that
established engineering standards
for river engineering.
Then customs houses, light-
houses, bridges and many public
buildings in Washington DC: the
Lincoln Memorial, the Executive
Office Building, the Library of Con-
gress and the Washington Monu-
ment.
The Panama Canal was built by
the Panama Canal Commission,
not as is commonly thought by the
COE. But engineer officers of the
COE were assigned to the commis-
sion and helped.overcome some
of the most difficult construction.
The canal was opened in August
1914.
During World. War I, belea-
guered Europeans governments
welcomed the expertise of Ameri-
can COE engineer officers who
built railroads, roads and bridges to
replace those destroyed. In France
the COE produced 2 million feet of
lumber and also improved that
country's port facilities.
In the early 20th century back in
the United States, neglected water-


ways, demands for hydro-electric
power and calls for irrigation proj-
ects drew attention to the nation's
water resources. The conflicting
desires for shipping channels and
the use of water and flood control
required the application of scientif-
ic management to insure efficient
water use.. This meant a program
of basin-wide development that
would address all potential water
needs.
Because privately owned dams
for hydro-electric power were a
threat to navigation, Congress,
through the COE began to regulate
dams.
President Franklin Roosevelt
favored the development of federal
hydro-power projects to provide
consumers with low-cost energy.
During the New Deal, the COE par-
ticipated in three major hydroelec-
tric power projects.
In 1912 and 1913, two terrifying
floods had devastated the lower
Mississippi Valley and showed the
inadequacy of the levee system.
Another flood came in 1916, and
the first flood control act was
passed the following year; it
applied only to the Mississippi and
Sacramento rivers. The "levee" pol-
icy was finally changed in 1927,
when one of the worst disasters in
the nation's history hit the lower
Mississippi. The flood was the
result of high waters from through-
out the Mississippi River's drainage
area, 41 percent of the continental
United States, inundating the lower
Mississippi Valley. Between 250
and 500 people were killed, over 16
million acres were flooded, and
oyer 500,000 people were forced
from their homes to refugee
camps.
Clearly, depending on levees
was not the answer. The chief of
engineers, drew up a new plan
requiring that the water be dis-
persed through controlled outlets


and floodways as well as confined
between levees. Congress
approved this plan in the 1928
Flood Control Act and placed its
implementation under the control
of the COE. The project has pre-
vented billions of dollars in dam-
ages since 1928. But floods contin-
ued elsewhere, on the Ohio River
and in Florida, where the hurri-
canes of 1926 and 1928 devastated
the Lake Okeechobee area with
over 3,000 deaths in all.
During the 1930s, there was the
misery of the Great Depression.
Officially, the Herbert Hoover Dike
was a "navigation project" in 1934,
but two years later, in response to
the needs for work and flood pro-
tection, Congress passed the 1936
Flood Control Act, one of the most.
important events in the history of
the COE.
For the first time, Congress
declared that flood control was a
proper activity of the federal gov-
ernment. This put the COE into the
reservoir construction business
and said that a potential project's
economic benefits must exceed its
costs. The act also specified the
obligations that would have to be
assumed by local interests before
the COE could begin certain proj-
ects.
Following World War II, federal
multipurpose projects expanded.
The Eisenhower administration
challenged some of these projects
as costly burdens, but federal
power development continued to
increase. By 1975, COE projects on
rivers were producing 27 percent
of the total U.S. hydropower and
4.4 percent of all electrical energy
output.
The COE continued its military
work in World War II and Korea
with construction of military bases,
hospitals, roads and bridges.
The COE's federal disaster relief
actually began in 1865 when they


helped freed blacks escape flood-
ing along the Mississippi. The John-
stown, Pa. flood of 1889 and the
San Francisco earthquake of 1906
brought out the COE for disaster
relief. In 1937, after more flooding,
all COE districts had a flood plan.
In 1947 the COE responded to a
massive explosion aboard a ship in
a Texas harbor; in 1949 to the need
for snow removal after a blizzard in
the Great Plains,
Under the Federal Disaster
Relief Act of 1950, the COE, having
gained a reputation for quick, effi-
cient response action, continued to
be the lead agency in disaster relief
missions. Their role continued to
expand until another federal law
made the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) responsi-
ble for all disasters. The COE con-
tinues to work closely with FEMA
today.
Then between 1989 and 1992,
the COE responded to the oil spill
of the Exxon Valdeze in Prince
William Sound in Alaska, Hurri-
cane Hugo on the Atlantic coast,
the earthquake in California and
between 1992 and 1995, major
rehabilitation work after Hurricane
Andrew.
In the 1960s and 1970s, COE
developed "automated equipment
to produce topographic maps
from aerial photographs and
improved systems for producing
Army field maps. In 1975 the topo-
graphic laboratories created the
Terrain Analysis Center to provide
the Army with state-of-the-art engi-
neer intelligence data. The center
made significant contributions dur-
ing the Operation Desert Storm in
1991."
Early use of Geospatial Position-
ing (GPS) technology by the COE
contributed to studies, of how
'water behaves. Software devel-.
oped in a COE laboratory in Davis,
Calif., is now used worldwide by


water resources professionals.
"These packages compute flood
runoff in all types of watersheds,
water surface profiles for both nat-
ural rivers and constructed water-
ways, annual flood damage and
flood damage reduction benefits
for projects in the design stage, and
flood frequency profiles."
The COE's role in environmen-
tal matters began in the 1880s and
1890s, when Congress directed the
COE to prevent dumping and filling
in the nation's harbors. 'At the port
of Pittsburgh in 1892, for instance,
the COE took a grand jury on.a
boat tour of the harbor, which
resulted in some 50 indictments of
firms dumping debris into the har-
bor."
Within its current regulatory
program, the COE directs work on
structures in navigable waterways
-under the Rivers and Harbors Act
of 1899 and over the dredged or fill
material under the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act Amendments
of 1972. This applies to wetlands
and other valuable aquatic areas
throughout Florida and all the Unit-
ed States. The COE's current regu-
latory mission is a natural product
of historical evolution, for the COE
has been exercising regulatory
responsibilities for over a hundred
years. Thus its involvement in'the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program is not as sur-
prising as it would seem.
There is more to the COE than
presented here, complete details
can be found on the COE Jack-
sonville Florida District Web site:
www.army/mil///. Most of the facts
presented are from that source.
The COE is not the only agency
involved in the efforts- to manage
water, restore the Everglades, Lake
Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee estuaries. Other
agencies will be discussed in future
articles in this publication.


Church

Continued From Page 1,
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time to
time as we are now with an inter-
view with Reverend Michael Beer-
halter.
After Rev. Gabriel retired, Rev.
Beerhalter was made "temporary
pastor" and so he was for the next
43 years until his own retirement.
"I came at a time to try a man's
soul," he said (in his interview
with Twila in the, 1980s), "First a
hurricane-in 1928, then the '29
(stock market) crash and the
parish too poor to pay its street
assessment." But he was a smart
cookie.
"After the crash, you could get
credit on city bonds for 60 cents
on the dollar. That's how %%e paid
off our street assessment,": he
said.
He returned to Germany to visit
his family and also bring his sister,
Louise back to America in 1934.


This was at the beginning of
Hitler's reign of terror.
"Our whole family in Germany
was against Hitler and they had
plenty to' suffer for it, the whole
family. They put my mother in a
concentration camp there in Ger-
fiany. She almost died there. You
couldn't do anything. If you didn't
do what they said you should do,
they killed you."
"Rev. Beerhalter had to leave
Germany rather stealthily. His sis-
ter Louise had been sent on to Ire-
land. Rev. Beerhalter. escaped
through Norway and joined her
there and from there they made
their way back to America."
Okeechobee's Dan McCarthy,
founder of Glades Gas, remem-
bers Rev Beerhalter Iron his boy-
hood.
"When I was a young kid, I
Was Father Beeerhalter's altar
boy" (altar boys help with the
church service) "and another boy
named Ogelsby. Father Beerhalter
would bring quite a bit of altar
S\ine and the altar boys would get
to share what he'didn't use. When
.ou learned the prayers in Latin,.
then you were allowed to drink


the leftover wine. But we thought
we were snitching and didn't real-
ize he had really brought extra for
.us,"
During World War II, there was
a prisoner of war camp in Clewis-
ton for captured German soldiers.
Many were Catholic, and built
their own chapel there in the
camp. Rev. Beerhalter was asked
to minister to the Germans there
and every Sunday, he traveled to
the camp, 90 miles each way.
"There were about 300 prison-
ers in all, but only about 50 or 60
came to church. They were afraid'
to go to church because the ones
who did come were ridiculed by
the real Nazis," he said.
Many of the prisoners had,
been musicians in Germany. :
"I helped them" he said. "I got:
music for them from down in
Palm Beach and all kinds of stuff,.
you know. I had a reed organ here
and I loaned them my little organ.
They wanted it for some sort of
celebration over at the camp.
They sent two prisoners over And
they took it. Qut of here and
brought it back."
Then the war was over- and the


G.l.s came home, married and
brought their families to church
and their children to school.
As the 1950s drew to a close,
the community grew and grew.
"The church in Okeechobee
was getting too small even for the
termites," he said. "Once the ter-
mites got it, it got worse and
worse. I had to have the staircase
up to the church (the church was
on the second floor, living quarters
on the first floor.) propped-up."
After he retired in 1972, he still
had time for humor. He had made
a recording of a bobwhite, its mat-
ing tall, clear and sweet.
"In the woods, I heard a real,
live bobwhite with its yearning
call. I got out my tape recording
and played it out the indoorr\.% '
That bobwhite out there came in
closer and closer, driving himself
crazy trying to find out where his
potential mate was calling from."
.If anyone can, tell us stories
about the beginnings of churches
in the area and the people who
started them, we would love to
hear them. Please call MaryAnn
Morris at (863)763-3134.


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three states have agreed to some-
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Emerson said there are plans
for the three governors to meet
-with Charles Renfrew, the dispute's
mediator and a former federal
judge.
Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue'
said the agreement will meet the
state's water needs. He also
praised the compromise reached
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with our neighboring states how
we build on what has already been
accomplished," he said in a written
statement. '
Florida officials echoed similar
sentiment.
"We are encouraged," said
Anthony De Luise, spokesman for
the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
He said the agreement meets
the immediate needs of Florida;
but the state will use whatever legal
action is needed to protect it in the
future.


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College students to pay more for school loans


TALLAHASSEE Florida stu-
dents will have to pay more in col-
lege loans which began on July 1,
according to a new report
released today by the research
arm of the Campaign for Ameri-
.ca's.Future.
, College students and gradu-
ates will be pushed deeper into
debt as interest rates on Stafford
loans the basic student loan -
rise from 5.3 percent to 7.14 per-
cent on old loans and to 6.8 per-
cent on new loans at the end of
this week.
Parents that take out PLUS
loans to help their children pay for
an undergraduate education also
face rising interest rates. This Sat-
urday, rates on PLUS loans will


increase from 6.1 percent to near-
ly 8 percent for existing loans and
to 8.5 percent on new loans, cost-
ing the average parent nationally
an extra $3,000 and $3,953
respectively.
Campaign for America's
Future co-director Robert
Borosage explained how Con-
gress has carried out a raid on stu-
dent aid through acts of commis-
sion and omission.
"The failure of the current
administration and Congress to
make college affordable for all
qualified students is a disservice
to the country," said Borosage.
The Republican leadership has
allowed interest rates on student
loans to rise, increased the inter-


est rate on loans that parents take
out to help pay for their children's
education and refused to allow a
vote on a bill that would cut inter-
est rates in half on new loans.
The rising interest rates come
at a bad time for American fami-
lies attempting to pay for college.
Tuition at the average 4-year pub-
lic university has increased by 40
percent since 2001, and nearly
two-thirds of all 4-year college
graduates now have student
loans. Students and their parents
are going further into debt, creat-
ing a burden that is often unsus-
tainable. Student loan debt
already causes 14 percent of
young. graduates to delay mar-
riage; 30 percent to hold off on


buying a car; 21 percent to post-
pone having children; and 38 per-
cent to delay buying a home.
Students and families need
relief from rising interest rates on
student loans. Sen. Richard
Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. George
Miller, D-Calif., responded to the
public's concern earlier this year
by introducing legislation that
cuts student loan interest rates in
half. Their legislation would have
saved Florida students and fami-
lies $4,341 in payments, accord-
ing to today's report.
**NOTE: A copy of the Florida
,student loan report is available at
http://ourfuture.org/issues and_c
ampaigns/education/loanratesr
ise.cfm.**


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Community Events

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
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.
Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the best interest of
abused abandoned and neglected children in court. Volunteers must
be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to a criminal back-
ground check, submit to a personal reference check and attend 30
hours of training that will include courtroom observation and inde-
pendent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
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.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift.
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. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed,a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post #64
social membership. Members may not be eligible for American Legion,
Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion membership. Prospective
members may not have been convicted of a felony. Applications are
available at the American Legion. Applications 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 "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique..Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will' plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood-donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile
, unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until,2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood 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.
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 1987reunion@hotmail.com




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Guest Commentary


CIS and PAL seek mentors for students


By Lisa Coleman
Communities in Schools and
-the Police Athletic League is cur-
rently recruiting mentors for one
of their programs Making A
Difference Through Mentoring.
Research proves that after
spending a significant time with a
mentor, children are:
46 percent less likely to
begin using illegal drugs;
27 percent less likely to
begin using alcohol;
52 percent less likely to skip
school;
37 percent less likely to skip


a class;
more confident of their per-
formance in schoolwork;
one-third less likely to hit
someone; and,
* get along better with their
families
Communities In Schools is the
nation's leading community-
based organization helping kids
stay in school and prepare for life.
Community In Schools
believes that every child needs
and deserves these Five Basics: a
one-on-one relationship with a
caring adult; a safe place to learn


Upcoming Events


Sunday
AA 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
t of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
f Monday
t 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.
0 Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
- Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
d 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
- public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
I 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
S(863) 467-5261.
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.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. 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
J Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, 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 mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
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. 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.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee:Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W
SNinthAve., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the.American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For infor-
Smation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist

Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
A.A meeting from,8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at VF.W Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet 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.
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 (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
AA 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 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 5 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
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 rela-
tionships. 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 (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able there from 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.


and grow; a healthy start and a
healthy future; a marketable skill
to use upon graduation; and, a
chance to give back to peers and
community.
MADTM Program currently
serves middle school youth ages
11-15. Traditionally, the guidance
counselors would recommend
youth to the program and Com-
munity In School and the Police
Athletic League would contact
the parents) to advise them that
the program is available to them
and their child.
However, parents can contact


the program themselves. Com-
munity In School and Police Ath-
letic League would pair each stu-
dent with a mentor to meet with
the student one hour a week at
their school.
All mentors are background
checked and trained before meet-
ing any students.
There is a tremendous need
for new mentors for the upcom-
ing school year. If you are willing
to make a difference in a child's
life, please contact Lisa Coleman
at (863) 462-5863 for information.


Community Events

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 for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Hol-
iday 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 outreach programs at
Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call
their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July
4, arid you need not be present to win.

Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learning
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 Con-
ference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.

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 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 program airs at 7:30 a.m.
on July 8 and will be re-broadcast at I 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. .

OCSO hosts Family Safety Day -
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office-w ill hold-a- family safety
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 presenta-
tions 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 of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.

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-reg-
ister 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 Monday,
July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in painting 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 Department,
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and the Okee-
chobee 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 infor-
mation, call the Main Street Office at (863) 357-6246.

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 information, 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 Baptist Church 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 vaca-
tion 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 invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 2,2006.
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OPINION







The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 2, 2006 o


Homeowners advised to safeguard their homes


ORLANDO Many families
across Florida and the rest of the
nation will spend the Fourth of July
holiday away from home, basking
on the state's beautiful beaches,
traveling to see relatives or maybe
just visiting friends for a backyard
barbecue.
To fully enjoy those activities
and other summertime pursuits
spent away from home, Florida
Realtors suggest that homeowners
take precautions to safeguard their
residences when they're not
around. Crime rates across the
country often start to peak as tem-
peratures rise during warm weath-
er months the same time that
many families leave their homes
unoccupied and unprotected.
"A home is the biggest financial


investment that most people will
make in their lifetimes, but it is also
the place where they raise their
families, build memories and share
their dreams for the future," says
Florida Association of Realtors
(FAR) 2006 President Mike Dooley.
"It just makes sense to take steps to
protect something so priceless."
Homeowners can take these
simple precautions to make their
homes less of a target for criminals:
No "Home Alone": Before leav-
ing your home during the day,
make it look as if someone is still at
home by using timers on lights in
various rooms. Even though day-
light hours are.longer during the
summer, it may still get dark faster
than you expect or you may return
home later than anticipated, and


taking this step ensures that your
home appears occupied at all
times.
No Open Door Policy: Ensure
that all doors leading to the home
and garage are locked, even when
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know where to look..
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home on vacation for more than a
day or two, ask a neighbor to park
a car in your driveway and pick up
your mail and newspapers or be
sure to make arrangements to can-
cel the paper and hold the mail.
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Time to celebrate but don't drink and drive


Tallahassee The Florida
Highway Patrol wishes all Florida
residents and visitors a happy and
safe 4th of July holiday weekend.
"For most, the holiday weekend
will bring picnics and patriotic
parades, concerts, and fireworks.
However, each year far too many
individuals lose their lives in auto-
mobile crashes during this peri-
od," stated Colonel Chris Knight,
Director of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "In order to ensure a safe
holiday experience for everyone,
Florida Highway Patrol troopers
will be out in full force conducting
enforcement patrols during the
July 4th holiday, which began at
12:01 a.m. Friday, June 30, and
ends at midnight, Tuesday, July 4,
2006," added Colonel Knight. '
Uniformed FHP personnel nor-


mally assigned to administrative
duties in the office will be assisting
regular troopers by patrolling
interstates and other major state
roads throughout the five-day holi-
day period. This strategy is intend-
ed to increase the Patrol's pres-
ence on major arteries throughout
Florida in an effort to deter traffic
violators, and to provide'
enhanced service to motorists
who break down while traveling
or need other types of assistance.
During last year's 96-hour 4th
of July holiday, 31 persons were
killed in traffic crashes in Florida:
55 percent of those drivers and
passengers who were killed in
vehicles normally equipped with
safety belts were not using them;
also, 42 percent 6f the fatal traffic
crashes were alcohol-related.


Troopers will be concentrating
their enforcement efforts on
impaired, speeding, and aggres-
sive drivers, and those who fail to
buckle up or properly restrain
their child passengers.
Florida's statistics are clear -
getting people buckled up is the
single most effective thing that can
be done to save lives. Studies have
also shown that most adults who
don't buckle up themselves -don't
buckle up their children. National-
ly, more than half of all adults who
die in traffic crashes are not buck-
led up, and six out of ten children
who are killed in crashes are unre-
strained.
Motorists are urged to contact
the FHP or local law enforcement
agencies when reporting an
impaired, aggressive, or danger-


ous driver (to reach the Florida
Highway Patrol, simply dial *FHP
(*347) from a cellular phone).
Callers can remain anonymous.
Motorists who experience -car
trouble on the highway or other-
wise need assistance from the
FHP are also encouraged to use
*FHP, For real-time traffic and
road condition reports, as well as
maps and other safety tips, the
public is urged to visit the FHP
website at www.fhp.state.fl.us.

Florida drivers can also call 511
on their cell phone for up-to-the
minute updates on traffic jams,
road construction, lane closures,
severe weather and travel times
on Interstates and major high-
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Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
Okeechobee, Highlands, and
Glades counties are still dry and
brief showers will do little .to
change conditions. Wildfire dan-
ger is expected to remain high
throughout the long July 4th
weekend. Except for lightning
caused fires, people can prevent
wildfires from starting:
Be careful when using fire
for anything-especially camp-
fires and barbecues. Make sure
someone watches the fire at all
times until it is out.
Know and practice firework
safety- be sure fireworks don't
land on dry brush or grass
Closely watch for any for
any sparks that might fly from
equipment you may be using.


This includes not only grinding
equipment and torches, but also
any lawn care equipment and off
road vehicles (ATV's).
Be sure the spark arrestors
are in place on all engines used
hear wildland fuel. Have these
engines tuned- so they don't
backfire.
' e Supervise children .and be
sure they understand the dan-
gers of fire and the possible con-
sequences of their actions.
Report any wildfire imme-
diately by dialing 911.
*, If parking on dry grass or
brush, remember that heat of
your car's exhaust system can"
start a fire.
.* Extinguish all smoking
materials before discarding.


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Checking the lens
Blye Lotz (right), 2, investigates the camera lens while
Charsha Harper, 2, plays with waffle blocks at Wee Care
Child Care on Friday, June 30.


Take some time to pick up
debris around your yard and
clean your roof so you don't
invite a wildfire to your home.
The long July 4th weekend is-
one of those times when extra
caution is warranted. Campfires,
bonfires, and fireworks should


be enjoyed carefully. The Divi-
sion of Forestry would like to
remind those citizens that are
celebrating our nation's birthday
to use extreme caution in any
outdoor activity that could be a
potential ignition source from a
wildfire.


FWC urges holiday


boaters to be careful


Staying alert can mean the dif-
ference between life and death
while boating this holiday week-
end, said Capt. Richard Moore of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's (FWC)
Boating and Waterways Section.
With, the July 4 holiday
approaching, the FWC reminds
boat operators of three simple but
critical messages: Pay attention
and always know what is going on
around your boat; wear your life
jacket; and don't drink and operate
your boat. "There is nothing more
critical while boating than paying
close attention to everything going
on around your boat. Most acci-
dents involve collisions with boats
or other fixed objects, and these
accidents can easily be prevented,"
Mooresaid.
' In addition, FWC is encourag-
ing boaters to develop a "life jacket
habit." The cost of a life jacket is
nothing compared to the value of a
human life, Moore said.
"Of the 38 people who have
died in boating accidents so far this
year, 25, mostly adult men who
were not wearing a life jacket,
drowned," Moore said. "Improve-
ments in technology have yielded
inflatable life jacket models .that


boaters can wear without any dis-
comfort. Wearing a life jacket all
the time on a boat could save a life.
It could be yours."
Drinking and boating, also is a
bad mix. In 2005, 25 percent of
boating accident fatalities involved
alcohol.
Statistics show boating deaths
this year are on track for another
record year. Accidents occur pri-
marily on small craft and involve a
single vessel .
The primary cause of crashes is
driver inattentiveness..
"Remember," Moore said, "one
bad decision can ruin a great day."


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APPOINTMENT BOOK & Plan-
ner. Black, Lost Approx.
6/14/06, Around. Okee.
863-467-2600 REWARD
BULL DOGS, 3, Red male,8
yrs, neutered, Brindle male
6mo, Red female 4mo 6/24.
On Levee across from BHR.
Heart broken family. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042
CAT, Female, Spayed, 4 yrs.
old w/7 toes. Solid Black. Lost
Sun., June 25th. Please call
(863)763-4061 Large Reward.


ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
(863)634-1998
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
(863)697-3280
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
must move. Near Basswood.
(772)293-1221
KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.
(863)357-3994
KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
(863)675-6474
PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only!!! (239)842-0503


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SATELLITE DISH- Bob Jones
University, dish & rec, lyr
old, $250 (863)674-0539
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C INSTALLER
Experienced Only Need Apply.
Apply in Person.
Newman A/C. 207 NE Park St.

A/C SERVICE TECH /
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401 K (863)763-8391
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.
COOK & SERVERS NEEDED
Immediately. Experienced Only
Apply in person after 4pm
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE, Okee

DRIVERS
Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
GOOD PAY
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
#NR30211249


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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
AppI 331 vjil l ent Curn-
slrijlru loni O | iD t rajier.
Monr, -Fn rom 7am-Sam
ONLY Exp'd only please..
Project is located ati1650
Highway 98 Normt, O.-eerho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.
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-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com
EXP TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drive 1toni 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:
lisabug63@msn.com
Lakeport Water Assoc. Inc.
(A member-owned,
non-profit FL Corp.)
Applicant must perform all
duties required at Lakeport
Water. Must be available to
work weekends and
evenings as neededL Valid
FL driver's 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
holidays.
Applications accepted
M-F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
more info.
MANAGER RESORT
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
1-800-483-4279 or fax
resume to 772-546-3482
MECHANIC, Diesel
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401 K
Apply in Person:
Everglades Farm
Equipment Co.,, Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL
TIRE CHANGER Exp. pref.
but 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


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DRIVER

NEEDED

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

2595 NW 8th Street


VIDEOGRAPHER
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


ASST. STORE MANAGER
GAS/C. STORE
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 & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

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
34972


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:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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RELIABILITY ENGINEER

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
fax 863.902.4315,
or dmelton(dsoutherngardens. corn




POSITION AVAILABLE

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

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.


DISPATCHER

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
34972



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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With tools, 1 year exp.
Excellent Pay & Benefits
Call Today
OAKLEY GROVES, INC.
(800)969-8265 x 504
EOE

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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Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
experienced Purchasing
Agent. Must be detail
oriented, able to prepare
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer
vendor contracts. Good
communications skills
essential. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For
confidential consideration,
please fax resume to
772-234-8065
or email resume to
humanresourcesf
wTAMR" Fl


RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
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.
TRACTOR / LOADER
OPERATOR NEEDED:
Call (863)697-8840
VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
OR ASSISTANT
Seeking motivated person
with 3 yrs exp. For a fast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70 W, Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classfleds.


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Raulerson Hospital has been serving the community for 27
years. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services and
state of the art practices. Become part of ourteam and you'll feel
right at home in our friendly, caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you want for your career
are waiting!
*FT Housekeeper
*FT Floor Technician
*PT & PRN Dietary Tech
*FT Nuclear Med Technologist
*FT Ultrasound Tech
*FT Radiology/CT Tech
*FT & PRN Physical Therapist
*FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
*FT Security Guard
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com for
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL


SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning-
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train.
Call (863)763-9119 orfax
resume to 863-763-9900

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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charges. Therefore, if you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071
Get a quick response to
any Itern you may be sell-
In with a classified ad.


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


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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TREES/DEBRIS CLEARING
Residential & Comm'l.Senior
Disc.,Affordable Rates. Prompt
& Reliable. (863)357-3981.



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734



SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
& tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173.Sam

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C & HEAT, -': Ton Coiemrnari
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370m ,
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newlv
services. $135 for all will
sep. (561)676-0427
. WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160
(863)357-8788


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000



FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ir 1:, w n ," ,iini 1 f 1,,,il .in R

STOVE, GE: Elv-trir Alm rn
Ol'r o ell e;l', Anin ,]l 3!,A
,l o 1 \ ;, Ii r !. I 1 -1
(863)763-1370
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
(954)547-7333
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. -Will separate
(863)763-1361
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$400 (863)763-3451
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER
Excellent condition. $400.
(863)697-6618


LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
(863)357-4188



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



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
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
ial, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
(863)763-6216
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
$50. (863)634-8118
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Antique White, interior Latex,
$560 for all will sell separate
(863)697-2032


TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona.
Asking $25. or best offer.
(863)467-1032


BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths. 100 plus pieces.
Summer and winter. $125.
863-697-1247
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
LaBelle..
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition. $200.
(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes, $95.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-
sifieds."


HELLIES SHOES, boys ,iz: 6,
uSeI'] at,,,ul 5 min ,75
i86363l4.-87 8:
WEDDING DRESS. s:e 18,
1.75 i863228-2l2'3


AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
410 + pir(: ;:00 )or orsI t l-
ier 1.63I467-5052
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro; 44 yrs
old RF:re iimS. 600 all 311 f
bei owner $63-824-3s58
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-4001- iaciria & .Comic lale
?.0i eirly 90. E(. cona. $400
. rI, l r -" 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Li,,iel Sania Fe 0-
gaijuj,. Engine. 3 1:ars &
irjtc $200 Ofi Dei oiler.
1863 )83.7915



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
1ihz. 410gD HD 512 mb radm,
y.' rin: + ie.Iras. $375

COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell
Wn'i .'P + lOul., i program &
ijm,; i$149 (863lS.13-0158


BED, OUEEN SIZE wHtad
Bjri. Rjil Po. Spring &i Mjl-
Irs, Reil C ~lsic Firn, 1250
i;F, hl7..-50 1
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige win-
il r ria- s3jger &, nrt- l Like
,,,w l,210i i.6.3.:i57-0672
CHINA CABINET. Slid wood.
2 .i: w'5 rielver Hind
M dde Musi eel $6.50
(863)763-8943.
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. $1 25. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DR TABLE, wilh 6 pr:irs, solid
wi)Oii ri nj jtiri n rl good
cornl, $300 will b ia seiepar-
al3ly 18'6 3' 3.474'3
DRESSER. 40" 03ak $25
(863)675-302 3air bprrm.
DRESSER. Tall. wo,)drn In
good c nd ii,,iii $5r.i
(954)547-7333
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
dr rower s t2 5
1, r.i 675-j0:i2 t3rer 6pm
GLASS TOP TABLE W'4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
KITCHEN BUFFET.HUTCH,
wrlae w Qi j.;adoors gooJud
: 'rn dolirn, $'5
(863)634-8118
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
Drijaonr,3vy plaid. $95
8,163)6, (2-.3,3
RACE CAR BED- Liale Ty:es,
blue, mattress not included,
, excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,
Glass showcase on top, 4
drawers $200.
(239)503-4656
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH-
exc condition $250
(863)357-0365
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
after 6pm..
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
(863)763-7695


RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
Will separate.
(863)467-9892
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
$325 (502)931-8101
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,


Pump. Very good condition.
$185. (502)931-8101



CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
(863)357-1183
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best
offer (863)467-0668


Helt & Reducin
Eqipmn 062I0


FAR1T~1


4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
634-2951
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.
(863)697-9704
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
(772)216-5092
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763-6629


TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211
Jewelry 0635f

DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)357-2233
Okee area.
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.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.


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


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.
$2000. (863)843-0913
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer.
(239)657-2427
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50. (239)503-4656
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
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
SPA With COVER- Seats 8

Therapeutic jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548



ORGAN Lowry, w/bench &
music lamp. $50. LaBelle
239-822-5955


BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450.
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20 -$45. (863)697-8731
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...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037
TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
(863)634-6540


POOL TABLE: Full Size w/ac-
cessories. 1 pc. slate top.
Good condition. $450.
(863)634-9429/634-8239



CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
$300. (863)697-8881


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
(561)676-0427
GENERATOR, 72i00 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-11933
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600
(863)357-0125
GENERATOR TRANSFER
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
(863)763-3665
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer


Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
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.
(863)634-9314
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings



BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Hu-
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed,
barely used. $600
(863)610-7787
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
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellentshape. $400.
(863)532-0198
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
sen prop, like rcnw $1200
(863)763-137
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
$950. (863)763-3551


SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
(863)697-8881 Jennifer


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space 9
Rent 960



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 mL N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st& sec. No Pets!lNon
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
vldpOsurfinthenet.net '
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $800. mo. & $2100.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965


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 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.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
or (863)763-0740
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.
$495,000. (863)467-7407


I Insurance


linsurance


DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
(863)763-4098


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott'sPawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
(863)517-1570

Agriculture



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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
(863)675-3054


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
incld'd. (863)357-3318


CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1350 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
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 Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
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
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461



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



OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms. Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property 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 pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.



FSBO/ZONED COMMERCIAL
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. r1229 '000 Call
239-297-5864
BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
Waterfront Propertys-
2 Unit Duplex. Includes Boat
House w/lift. (863)357-3882
BULKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dblwide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18 ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Ownerfinance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlink.net
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
Svcs. (772)834-5474
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 appl. Sec system,
sprinklers. Wood dock


aI Pulc o ice


I Puli Noice


NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee Couty Construcon industry Licensing Board will hld a public
meeting on Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held at
the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 W 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more infoma-
ion, contact Vickie Trexler at te Plan and Development department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechbee, Florida 34972,(863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record oa the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence' upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purposeof backup for official record of the Department.
Vicide Trexler, Secrtary to Board
Okeechobee County Consuction
Indusy Licensing Board
145130 ON7/2,9/2006


ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-61-58 or
772-597-6158


NICE CORNER LOT: On Cap-
tive Lake in Taylor Creek Isles.
Cleared. Ready to be built on.
Best offer. (863)697-9758

Mobile Homes



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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets.
(863)763-6232.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA,jFenced yard & garage.
$850. mo., 1st, last-& sec.
dep. (863)634-7622
RIM CANAL- 3/2, W/D includ-'
ed, $950 + electric,. $500
sec, Avail' July 1
(863)610-1817
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec Call
863-634-3312 se



EAGLE BAY ROOST, 28'
Coachman, Furn. 10'x26' clsd
addition. Rent paid till 01/07
$9,500. 863-801-1744
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472
MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1/ Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176


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



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



AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600. 863-697-0135
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trIr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no title, $60.
(863)763-6216
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser
I/0. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
* w/trailer, like new, $750.
(863)228-2123
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-
glass canoe & ores. All for
2150Neg.863-697-8731
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
(863)357-6113-


TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with rebuilt converter.
$350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856


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
(863)673-1822
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
(561)876-6469
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.
(863)635-1144

FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950.,(863)763-4149
FORD F350 ',7, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg: Bed, New
tires/batfs. 208K. Extra Clean!
By owner. $11,500.
(863)467-7777
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.,
(863)467-4449
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
(863)357-3981
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithrint, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, auto, p/w, p, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.


OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame add tires, $75
(561)633-1371.
UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 126, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
(863)447-5649-
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
(863)528-3032 Frostproof
FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645


INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
(863)763-3735


5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more
details(863)675-2844


Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.'
(863)673-6085



BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
Firm. (863)227-1879


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
after 5pm.
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or'
best offer (863)697-2198
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677
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.
863-634-7156/467-1893
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.
(863)674-0149



ARTICAT DVX 250 06,, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer. Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075
GO CART-(2) 6hp & 6 1/2hp,
$1500 for both or will sell
separate (863)674-0539 La
SBelle
SUZUKI 12583 w/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 or best offer
863-697-2434 -


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.


Automobiles '



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
STractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
$650. (863)675-1862
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.
(863)673-6266
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works, new tires,
$1300 or best offer
(561)914-1660


THURSDAY JULY 13th 6 p.m.
CBS Canalfront Home and Adjoining Building Lot
Selling Separately
JPW 7


Only minutes to the Lake via Taylor Creek
HOME: 2/1 CBS w/ vinyl siding
Metal roof
Rustic decor w/ fireplace '"
Screened patio w/ bar
LOT: 75' x 110'
City water available
Zoned RM single family home/ manufactured home
OWNERS: Mark and Evelyn Rumbaugh

* selling 1. 'he HIGHEST BIDDER, REGARDLESS OF PRICE!
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FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
aulo ,;'c. $1000
18631612-5037
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
(863)634-4518
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
(863)610-0577
FORD TEMPO '93 runs good,
4 dr., auto; must sell!! $600.
863-634-1643,
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation. $800
(772)461-3276
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
Good condition. Straight
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88- 67K
miles, needs a little TLC.
asking $1200
(863)467-2131
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME'
1999, Very good condition.
57K+ mis. $4,800.
(863)983-7997 Clewiston:
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-1290
SAAB COUPE-'92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
(863)357-0506
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
(863)634-4518


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




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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
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"xl12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
sep. (863)763-6529
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
$40. (863)763-6216
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TOOL BOX: Diamond Plated,
Aluminum Cross Over Box for
small pick up. Lock works.
$125 neg. (863)357-1517


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863-467-2100
5/2 IN CITY ON DBL LOT
Large Home w/ pool. Hardwood in LR. Tiled kt
& Baths. Tons of closet space. 4 + car garage
w/workshop .Too many upgrades to list.
Reduced $249,900
STUART CONDO/ WIDE WATERVIEWS
Breathtaking views from 3rd fir end unit 3/2
w/balcony. Granite counters/Maple cabinets in
kt. Stainless stl appls. French drs to 2 BR's.
Dock avail. Clubhouse/Pool $595,000
WATERFRONT
MULTI FAMILY $700,000






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