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July 4 fireworks
display scheduled
The Okeechobee Jaycees
will host their annual Fourth of
July fireworks display on Tues-
day, July 4, at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina
beginning at dusk for a $3 per
vehicle donation at the gate.
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Union plans blitz
on education act
ORLANDO (AP) The
head of the country's largest
Education union said Sunday
that teachers welcome the.
accountability measures
imposed by the No Child Left
SBehind Act and wili
-" ...'dmidi'tei"'sme from Con-'"
gress- when the measure
comes up for renewal in 2007.,
National Education Associ-
ation president Reg Weaver
said the finion will intensify
efforts to get Congress to
increase education spending
and loosen rigid guidelines that
threaten teachers' jobs, even if
only some of their students fail.
"We are not afraid,
although.our detractors would
like to paint us that way,"
Weaver told a cheering crowd
about 9,000 delegates -at the
union's annual meeting.
"Accountability is not a one-
way street. You can't hold us
accountable for environments
over which we na' e no con-
trol."
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Police issue 46,000 citations in campaign


(FLORIDA) The Florida
Department of Transportation
announced today that with over
46,000 safety belt and child
restraint citations, officers issued
more tickets during Click It or
Ticket than ever before. This three
week mobilization effort from
May 14 to June 4 unified local and
state law enforcement agencies
across Florida for a life-saving
campaign.
The Click It or Ticket campaign
is a national enforcement initia-
tive surrounding one of the dead-
liest holidays of the year -
Memorial Day weekend. In an
effort to.reduce fatalities on Flori-
da's roads, agencies contributed


to this effort through a zero toler-
ance policy for any unbuckled
motorist.
National data shows that regu-
lar safety belt usage is the single
most effective way to protect
motorists and reduce fatalities in
vehicle crashes. Through the
Click It or Ticket campaign, law
enforcement agencies are able to
promote traffic safety and ulti-
mately save lives. These same
agencies are serious about safety
belt usage and will continue to
write tickets well beyond the
enforcement wave.
"High visibility enforcement
across the state coupled with a
comprehensive media campaign


helped get the message across to
Floridians this year," said Florida
Department of Transportation
Secretary Denver Stutler. "This ini-
tiative is about more than traffic
citations and commercials; it's
about saving lives in Florida."
Although safety belt usage was
the primary focus of this effort,
the enforcement period proved
successful in apprehending over
5,000 fugitives and removing
more than 3,300 impaired drivers
from our Florida roadways. Addi-
tionally, the initiative resulted fn
almost 73,000 speeding citations.
Law enforcement will be jufst
as busy saving lives during the
Fourth of July holiday travel peri-


od and throughout this summer.
Florida agencies will be turning
up the Summer H.E.A.T. (Heavy
Enforcement of All Traffic) in sup-
port of the Florida Department of
Transportation campaign that
reminds motorists to drive sober,
obey the speed limits and always
buckle up.
Safety belt usage survey -infor-
mation surrounding the Memorial
holiday Click
It or Ticket campaign is cur-
rently being analyzed and will be
available in early July. For detailed
agency and county specific cita-
tion information, please visit
www.clickitfla.com.


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developers. Combine that with
hurricanes and rising insurance
costs, and the pressures on
mobile home residents to find
another type of housing are
immense.
"We're looking at tomor-
row's homeless," said Jami
Ross, a housing advocate with
the nonprofit 1000 Friends of
Florida organization. "I feel like
we're looking at a part of history.
Decades from now, the mobile
home lifestyle will have disap-
peared."
One problem, housing
experts say, is that information
about mobile home owners is
scarce one researcher called
it Florida's "informational black
hole."
For example, neither state
agencies nor nonprofit organiza-
tions serving mobile home own-
ers can even pinpoint how many
manufactured home residents
live in Florida. Estimates run any-
where from nearly 532,000 to 1.2
million mobile home units. Cen-
sus data from 2000 shows that
10 percent of Floridians live in
manufactured, housing that
would, put the number at about 1
million.
Housing experts mostly rely
on anecdotal evidence to paint a-
picture of Florida's manufac-
tured home.dwellers. .
Some are snowbirds, retirees
who come to Florida and sink
considerable savings into their
mobile homes. Many are work-
ing poor and disabled Floridians,
who can't afford to live any-
where else. Others are elderly'
Floridians who live on a fixed
income.
These residents face three


major pressures, they say.
The first is hurricanes. Last
year's storms, most notably Hur-
ricane Wilma, destroyed nearly
2,000 mobile homes across the
state. Residents living on fixed
incomes can't .afford to make
repairs.
New building codes enacted
in 1994 after Hurricane Andrew
ensure that today's mobile
homes can withstand 100i mph
winds. But nearly 858,000 manu-
factured home units, or 74 per-
cent of Florida's manufactured
homes, were built pre-Andrew.
The second is insurance,
which is becoming impossible
to find and very expensive, said
Anthony Pinzone, who's lived on
a 211-acre mobile home park in
Sarasota County for the past
decade. He and his wife had to
'look for anotherijnsurer when
their former company pulled out,
of the Florida market.
"I couldn't find any," he said.
"It's very expensive and
extremely difficult to find. I was
forced to go into Citizens," the
state's insurer of last resort. His
premiums doubled; he now
pays about $600 a year.
The third is park closings.
Since 2003, nearly '70 mobile
home parks have closed, accord-
ing to Florida's department of
business regulation. There are
about 5,825 parks
Those last-standing parks are
going .to disappear quickly if:
things don't change, said Travis
Moore, a lobbyist for the Alliance
of Park Residents. As the rush to
find undeveloped land in Florida,
continues, mobile home parks
will become the last frontier.
If mobile home owners have
to move, they can get .up to
$3,000 in relocation assistance
from the state. But not all manu-
factured housing is mobile, so


some evicted residents who may
have paid upward of $100,00.0
for stationary manufactured
housing lose their investment,
Moore said.,
Even if they can afford to
move, there's nowhere left to go,
said Dave Bruns, Florida's AARP
spokesman.
"Where are they going to
go?" he said. "People are not
;building more. mobile home
parks."
This is especially hard for eld-
erly residents, Bruns said. Cen-
sus data shows about 15 percent
of households headed by some-
one 75 years or older live in man-
ufactured housing. And, accord-
ing to AARP, one in five
Floridians 65 years or older lives
on a $960 monthly Social Securi-
ty payment. After they pay for
housing, health care and gro-
ceries; they can't afford to move,
Bruns said. -
Plus, they suffer psychologi-
cally, said Don Hazelton, a
retired attorney and past presi-
dent of the Florida Federation of
Manufactured Home Owners.
"What they lose is people
who can drive, people who'll get
their groceries for them, their
medicine for them," he said.
"They're going to lose that
camaraderie, and I think that's
what bothers them the most."
Housing experts offers sever-
al, solutions for protecting mranu-
factured home living in Florida.
0 Stop the blame game.
"Who's to blame?" Hazelton
said. Not the developer who's
doing his job, not the city that
wants to attract new investment
and not the mobile park owner
who's tired and wants to sell.
"It's the economics of the
day," he said. "You can call the
developers greedy, you can call
the park owners greedy that's


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not greed, that's a simple busi-
ness deal." Some developers
even pay displaced mobile home
owners to help them move.
Don't get angry, Hazelton said -
'get creative about statewide
solutions.
Retrofit homes. This will
help bring insurance costs
down, said Nancy Stewart, a lob-
byist for the Federation of Manu-
factured Home Owners. She
helped pass a bill this spring to
provide $7.5 million for manu-
factured home owners to retrofit
their anchors, windows, roofs,
doors and attachments.
Allow flexible insurance
payments. Part of this bill will
also allow some manufactured
home owners to pay their insur-
ance premiums in installments,
making it easier to cope with
these costs, Stewart said.
,, .* Tighten rules surrounding
park-sales. Moore wants to mod-
ify existing law to require park.
owners to notify residents every
time they get an offer for their
land -right now, they only have
to disclose offers they solicit.
This will give residents more
time to form a homeowners
association, match the offer and
buy the park themselves, Moore.
said.
Build better cities. In the
long-term, building more trans-
portation-friendly communities
with multifamily housing for
seniors will help elderly resi-
dents transition into new living
arrangements, Bruns said.
In the meantime, Plenski will
look for another home and hope
he and his neighbors have good
luck, he said. For them, solutions
can't come too soon.
'"It's just unbelievable what
they're putting these people
through," he said. "There's gotta
be a solution."


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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on
U.S. 441 S.E.
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 Conserva-
tion Center 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 iden-
tify the needs of the business community.'
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA),
which is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the
LPA are urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Center open for recreational riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and fourth
Tuesday of each month except for Tuesday, July 4 from 6
until 9 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioner's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension
office at 458 U.S., 78 N.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9.977.

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) Three winners of the "Fantasy 5" game
will collect $95,434.32 each, the Florida Lottery said Sunday.
The winning tickets were bought in Miami, Orlando and Pal-
metto, lottery officials reported.
The 475 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $97 each.
Another 13,005 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $9.50, and 126,011
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Choose the correct habitat for butterfly gardening


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last. week our office attended
Sa preview of "Butterfly Haven", a
unique free-range butterfly gar-
S den just installed at Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Since last fall, many volunteers
-have caught the bug, and have
.put in countless hours of work at
this unique display garden.
According to Sue Arnold, the
Atala Butterfly Club of South Flori-
da counted 42 different species in
just one day last year. That's
amazing, considering that there
are only about 58 butterfly species
that are know to flutter around
.Okeechobee.
In preparation for their public
grand opening on July 22,1 I took a
look at lists of the kinds of flowers
and foliage needed for butterfly
gardening. This week's column
will give an overview of the kinds
of flowers used by local butter-
Sflies, and in next week's column, I
will finish up this story by listing
some common plants needed to
feed "baby butterflies" the
caterpillar food plants for our
local flying jewels.
Habitat basics are no different
for panthers than they are for but-
terflies it's just the forms are
different. To support wildlife, sup-
ply food, water, shelter, and the
-space that a critter needs to live its
S life. The forms of these needs will,
'however, be quite different
between wild animals and flitting
butterflies. And, butterfly habitat
needs are often more complex
because these insects change
their life-forms throughout their
'life.
Moisture needs of butterflies
need to be considered when Flori-
da Yard owners are supplying
basic habitat needs for their flut-
tery friends. If you can't depend
on regular puddles to appear- in,
your yard, add them. Place stones
in a birdbath or coarse sand in a
*pan, and then keep it moistened.
The butterflies can then land on


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sturdy surfaces, unroll their straw-
like mouthparts, and take a long
cool drink of water.
Space is often not a limiting
factor with butterflies, as success-
ful butterfly gardens can be
installed on very small areas.
However in the wild, there are
endangered butterflies because
habitats have- been destroyed
through land use changes. Food is
the habitat factor that often keeps
the butterfly from appearing in an
area, and a loss of critical food
plants can spell the end of the line
for that colorful critter.

Why flowers?
A reporter at the preview was
not aware of how long an adult
butterfly will live. With a few
exceptions, most butterflies
emerge from their chrysalis to
spend a few short weeks flutter-
ing around. Their goal is to look
for a mate and then find the right
place to lay eggs on suitable larval
.host plant. These activities use up
the food reserves of adult butter-
'flies very quickly.
Butterflies seek out moisture
and,. high energy liquid food
sources to keep them going. Nec-
tar from flowers often fills this
need, much like an energy drink is
to athletes. And for plants, they
are more then willing to provide
them a sweet drink in return for
butterfly pollination services.
Not all butterflies require flow-
ers. as their adplt food
source. Emperor, Red Admiral,
and Carolina Satyr butterflies are
examples: they seek out sap, rot-
ting fruit, dung, or carrion which
keeps them moist and energized.
Feeding stations for these critters-
are a bit more challenging., to add
to our Yards.


Look for color
A careful look at the plants in a
garden center will show many
colorful flowers, but the tag can
tell if it is a butterfly nectar plant.
Butterfly-flowering plants can be
bushes (Hibisicus, Beautyberry);
flowering perennials (Pentas,
Porterweed, Lantana, Salvia, and
Verbenas); wetland plants (Pick-
erelweed, Carina) or even vines
(Honeysuckle or Passionflower
vines).
There are also many native
wildflowers that can also fill nec-
tar food needs for butterflies just
as well as conventional nursery
plants. Learning which flowers
attract which species will help
make a Florida Yard home to
more different kinds of
butterflies.
One group of butterflies is
known as the brush-foot butter-
flies. While there are some differ-
ences, all favor flowers in the
Daisy family. To feed such butter-
flies as the American Lady, Paint-
ed Lady, Common Buckeye or
White Peacock butterflies, plant
Goldenrod, Marigold, Asters, or
Cosmos. If you want to go native
for the same insects, make sure
you are not mowing or using
weed killers on such "weeds" as
Thistles, Blazing star, Ironweed,
and Joe-pye weed.
One daisy plant that is very
useful to many different kinds of
butterflies is a white-flowered
weed called Shepherd's needle or
Devil's Beggarsticks (Bidens
pilosa). It's a common roadside
plant that appears in the spring in
our.area. Clovers and many other
flowering legumes are also good
choices, and don't forget the milk-
weeds and mints to attract more
butterflies.
Don't go digging ohn the road-
side or some stranger's woods
without permission to get some
of these less common wildflow-
ers. -Native' nurseries and plant
societies are starting to produce
these plants for butterfly garden-
ers. If you need help finding those


Special to Okeechobee News/Dan Culbert, UF/IFAS
Butterfly Haven was created by lots of volunteers like Master Gardeners Terry Lane (left) and
Harold Mounts (right) under the leadership of Sue Arnold (center).


nurseries that provide these
plants, contact our office and we
can. help you find sources. Next
week's column will talk about
food for the "baby butterflies",
and after the Independence Day
-holiday, I'll be posting a chart on
our Internet page listing local but-
terflies and their favored nectar,
and larval plants.

I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on butterfly gardening, please
;email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 5'
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


Educational Briefs


You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help, encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program: It's
-a proven .life-changing program
that provides ,four-year. 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 Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.,
Please call the Indian River Com-
,munity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786. be available. Call (863)
462-5877 for registration.

Free adult GED
classes 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., English as
second language.classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S:W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED;'Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive will be holding basic, and


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Slough and watching the alligators lay and bask in the sun. A couple of
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Community Events

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 Commerceat (863) 763-6464.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start .Coalition will be
offering parenting 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 avail-
able. Call.(863) 462-5877 for registration.

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 member-
ship committee.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite
D, offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tues-
days from 7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns partici-
pants an opportunity to "purchase" items from their Baby Bou-
tique. 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 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.





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Upcoming Events

Monday
AA. 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)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 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 pub-
lic. 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
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 SL Anyone interested in find-
ing Who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-,
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (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. 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
(863) 357-0297.
'The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is wel-
come. 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 ,azm. at the Hos-
pice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For information, con-
tact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.'Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet'each Wednesday. Spanish groups
meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th
Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets in the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until
6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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 ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested 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) 763-1191.
AA meeting from 8 until 9p.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 V.F.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 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 Ofir
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) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W.South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 informa-
tion. '
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
(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 available
there from 9 a.m. until noon. ,
SFree Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language class-
es 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 9 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 care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.



Community Event

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 5Kwalk 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.


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 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.

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
Gospel Lighthouse, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist
Church, .914W. 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, Juily 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 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-treatirig 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-
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 informa-
tion, call 1,863) 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
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
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.
Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the best inter-
est of abused abandoned and neglected children in court. Volun-
teers 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 observa-
tion and independent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.


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MGH Inc. 13-3; Shockers def.
Norms Lock & Safe 21-5; Lady
Seminoles def. The Tropics
(Women's League) 16-6; Big Lake
Title Company def. Big Dig 23-13.
. June 27: Beef O'Brady's/HGD
-- def. Muddawgs 24-23; Beer Bellies
def. Quality Turf 14-13; Barney's def.
Allied Pivot Sales 17-2; Bluefield
Ranch MB/Cobras def. Phils Water
Treatment Company 21-9; J&E Fenc-
ing def. TJ. Godwin Cattle 10-8; Temp
Star def. Schockley Electric 22-7.
June 28: Don's Appliances def.
Lefebvre Accident Team 18-13;
Lady Seminoles def. Beef O'Brady's
10-6; Norms Lock & Safe def. Big
Dig 15-13; Eli's Western Wear def.
Tropics 15-10; Shockers def. MGH
Inc. 23-3.
June 29: Barney's def. T.J. God-
win Cattle 22-4; Farm Bureau def.
Williams Masonry 22-18; Beef
O'Brady's def. J&E Fencing 22-4;
Phils Water Treatment Company
def. Temp Star 18-10; Muddawgs
def. Allied Pivot Sales 16-13; Beer
Bellies def. Bluefield Ranch
MB/Cobras 25-21.


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

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




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benefit tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Marina
to help defray costs of sending
the members of the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. to state competition
on Sept. 30 at Lake Toho.
The tournament will be a
"pick your own partner" tourney
with a 70-30 payback. The entry
fee will be $100'and can be paid
at the ramp on the morning of
the tournament.
For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-
8145 or Charlie Hays at (863)
'763-2332.

OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will
host an alumni-volleyball match
at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W 28th St., on Friday, July 28 at
8p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-
numbered graduation years
against even numbered years.
If you would like to partici-
pate in this event, or if you know
someone who might be interest-
ed in playing, contact head vol-
leyball coach George May at
(863) 634-5836.
Admission to the match is
free.
The alumni match will be fol-
lowed by an OHS volleyball
team exhibition and then a Mid-
night Madness 4-on-4 tourna-
ment.
Call coach May for informa-
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 3,2006


SFingerprinting begins for real estate applicants


i >Tallahassee- The Department
b^ ^ of Business and Professional Reg-
ulation (DBPR) reminds all real
S estate agents, real estate brokers
0 and real estate appraiser licensure
3 8 E. : applicants that beginning July 1,
3)763*8391 FREE ESTIMATES i 2006, electronic fingerprinting is
mandatory. Electronic fingerprint-
ing will benefit applicants by
reducing the likelihood of illegible
fingerprints or missing informa-
tion on the fingerprint card. DBPR
has contracted with Promissor, a
Submitted to Okeechobee News worldwide knowledge assess-
The winning ticket? ment center, as an electronic fin-
gerprinting vendor, offering appli-
Hospice of Okeechobee thanks Okeechobee Air Condi- cants 15 convenient fingerprinting
tioning and Refrigeration for their support. Owner Dwayne sites across the state.
Blair purchased a whole book of tickets for the boat draw- "The department is excited
ing being held by your Hometown Hospice. He entered to about the move to electronic fin-
win a 2006 20' Shearwater with a 150hp 4-stroke EFI engine gerprint reporting for real estate
and aluminum trailer, applicants," said Secretary Simone
Lori Blair (left) and Marcel LaRose of Okeechobee Air Con- Marstiller. "It is faster and more
ditioning and Refrigeration believe they have the winning reliable, bringing greater efficiency
ticket. to the process of becoming a real
Tickets can be purchased at Cowboys & Indians Trading estate professional."
Co, Domer's Inc, Don's Appliances, Eli's Western Wear, The electronic process allows
Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Hospice of Okeechobee, applicants to have their finger-
Lakeshore Marine, Lehman Auto Body, Quail Creek Planta- prints scanned and electronically
tion and Riverside Bank. Only 1500 tickets will be sold. The submitted to the Florida Depart-
drawing will be held July 4th. ment of Law Enforcement and

Declare independence from credit card debt


WEST PALM BEACH As our
nation prepares to celebrate its free-
dom and independence, this is a
great time to declare your own
independence-from credit card
debt. Make this 4th of July the start
of your lifetime of economic free-
dom.
"Using credit cards for purchas-
es can often be misleading," said
Jessica Cecere, president of Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Service of
Palm Beach County and the Trea-
sure Coast (CCCS). "It may seem
like you aren't really spending
money and, before you even realize
it, you have amassed a large debt
that is difficult and very costly to
repay."
CCCS offers tips to help con-
sumers eliminate credit card debt.
Limit your use of credit "Don't
use credit unless you absolutely
have to," says Cecere. Think before
you buy: "Do I really need this? Can
I pay for it with cash?" If you answer
no to either question, skip the pur-
chase..
If you must use credit, use the
card with the lowest interest rate -
Remember, using credit card is
like taking out a short-term loan. If
you're not careful to minimize
charges and make payments on
time, this short-term loan could
become a long-term financial and
credit disaster.
Use cards with no annual fee -


If you don't carry a balance, get a
card with no annual fee and a 25-
day grace period between the day
of the purchase and the day the
interest meter starts running. Be
.sure to read and understand the
terms of your credit card agree-
ment-be aware of hidden fees that
might impactyou.
Don't carry more than two or
three credit cards, and be careful in
choosing your cards With the
number of offers for credit cards in
the mail today, it is tempting to sign
up for credit cards you don't really
need. Offers often include low ini-
tial rates to encourage you to apply,
and rates jump after an introducto-
ry period. Mailings that include
offers to transfer debt can also
include hidden transfer fees, so be
sure to read all the information
carefully.
Beware of cards offering cash
back incentives or special bonuses
for signing up, especially if you
aren't able to pay the balance in full
every month-offers that seem too
good to be true usually are.
Make more than the minimum
payments A recent change in
banking regulations has resulted in
higher minimum payments for
most consumers with credit card
debt. While doubling the minimum,
paymerit help .rnan\ consumers
pay off debit aster for others it can
be a catalysi for financial disaster.


Consumers who can't pay their bal-
ance in full each month should
strive to pay more than the required
minimum and reduce or eliminate
the debt as quickly as they can. Use
bonuses from work, gifts of money,
and. other unplanned revenue to
pay creditors.
Know your limitations, and
accommodate for them Nobody
ever got wealthy borrowing money
for gifts, clothes, restaurants, enter-
tainment or travel. If you can't resist
the temptation of having credit
cards and don't want to cut them
up because you may need them for
certain purchases or travel, put the
cards in a plastic bag of water and
put them in the freezer. The time it
takes for them to "thaw" may be
the time you need to talk yourself
out of an unnecessary purchase.
Don't hesitate to seek help -
Remember, you don't have to solve
your financial problems alone.
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice 6f Palm Beach County and the
Treasure Coast has trained and cer-
tified credit counselors who offer
financial management and debt
reduction services that are low-cost
- and free. CCCS is a nonprofit,
community-based organization
and a member of the National
Foundation for Credit Counseling
(NFCC). For more information, call
1-800-330-CCCS or visit us online at
www.cccsinc.org.


Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The electronic process greatly
reduces the fingerprint processing
time, typically taking 48 to 72
hours, whereas the paper copy
method generally takes three to six
weeks.
Reservations and payment can
be made by visiting the Promissor
reservation website at
www.promissor.com
a
nd selecting Fingerprinting Ser-
vices, or by calling their toll-free
reservation number at
1.877.238.8232 (TTY


Sell your personal valuables if
S iy're $2,500 or.less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no watch, no problems


1.800.274.2617). The fee for elec-
tronic fingerprinting is $61.
Additional information regard-
ing electronic fingerprinting may
be viewed online at www.MyFlori-
da.com/dbpr/dbpr/electronic_fin-
gerprinting/faq.pdf and
www.asisvcs.com/publications/p
df/091003.pdf. -
The agency's mission is to
ensure that professions and busi-
nesses provide quality services for
the health, safety and welfare of
citizens and visitors in the state of
Florida. DBPR licenses nearly 1
million businesses and profession-


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 3,2006 '


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IllI.
Movie times for Friday, June
30, through Thursday, July 6, are
as follows:
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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-
7202.

Briefs

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you. saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as adVocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve!'resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder, law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and oth-
ers with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at 1772i'595-1385.

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

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

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each
week will make a difference in
the lives of these children.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In.old
section of Evergreen. Ceme-
tery. $900 (954)340-4475 .or
(954)804-5273

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- 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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Employment -
Medical 210
Emp oymet -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/CINSTALLER
Experienced Only Need Apply.
Apply in Person.
Newman NC. 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,
expedenced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/i days.
Home.every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
EXR 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:
lisabug63@msn.com


EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Appl. avail.,at'Edens Con-
struction job site.trailer.
Mon.-Frifromi7am-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.-
Estimator, exp. for local con-
. lruclinn company. Knowl-
eogeaile 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
MANAGER RESORT
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
.1-800-483-4279 orfax
resume to 772-546-3482
,MECHANIC, Diesel
CATpreferred.'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

Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located In
SVero Beach seeking
experienced Purchasing
SAgent. 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
humanresources(O

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.
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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 closeof business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
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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,
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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
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Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
-Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

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

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

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



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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Seeking motivated person
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o paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd.70W, Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524


SSALES POSITION: Available
Sfor construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train.
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
resume to 863-763-9900

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.Business
Opportunities 305
SMoney Lenders 310
'Tax Preparation 315


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment thai is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val.
ue, such as promises ol
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
Strue. chances are that it is.
II you have questions or
doubts aboul any ad on
these pages we advise that
before responding or send-
Sing money ahead of lime.
you check with the Better
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772-878-2010 lor previous
complaints.
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numbers may require an
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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



ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License #CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
S* Room Additions
S 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


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


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


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 500
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 1 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C & HEAT, 31/2 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style, Newly
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
neg. (863)697-0328 *


FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ingexcellent condition $80
(863)763-1377
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
(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


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



SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $70,0.
(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 Latev,.
3.56U lui all will -iell .ei jarjV
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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


HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
(863)634-8708
WEDDING PRESS, size 18,
$.75. (863)228-2123


AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION-
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
S3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
0s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
tgauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
(863)983-7915



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
lghz, 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
(863)843-0158
COMPUTER SYSTEM,. Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs &
games. $149. (863)843-0158


BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
(863)763-5011
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige w/in-
ner massager & heat. Like
new. $200. (863)357-0672
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves, Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
(863)357-4188
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $50. (863)697-6618


COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi;
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
good. condition. $50
(954)547-7333
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
_CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
KITCHEN BUFFET/HUTCH,
white, w/glass, doors, good
condition, $25.
(863)634-8118
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
Sbrown/navy plaid. $95
863)612-9831 .
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
.x. blue, mattress not included,
-excellent condition, $150
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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



EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance,. 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking; $300 or best
offer (863)467-0668
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
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.


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,4(,7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350 t83j,)98'3-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
DACHSHUND,:male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634-0758- "
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...cutel!l
$250. (239)340-8503



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, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-1933'
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
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


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
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 o& 8 pieces. v,:,v
good condition. $f- O
(863)675-3054
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



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",
Excellent shape. $400.
(863)532-0198
ROTO TILLER- Troy-Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
(863)763-1377
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 -
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
12mi. N of Okeechobee.$575
mo. 1st & sec.No Petsl Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
vidpasurfinthenet.net
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. me. & $2200.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965


OKEECHOBEE- Small 1 br, in
duplex, all until. + 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
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000


HORIZON PROPERTIES

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
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


0 lompo
hip


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/8637599-0156
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
cargar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)4@7-1254
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
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. 126ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info


BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
239-297-5864
BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
Waterfront Property -
2 Unit Duplex. Includes Boat
House w/lift. (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.
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 apple. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re
placement. $399,500.
72-519-2263 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
OKEECHOBEE- FSBO, 3/2,
CBS, Oak Park, New metal
roof, hurricane shutters,
newly painted exterior, CA,
$175,500 (423)421-3815


I Houses Sale


ONE HOUSE TO MANY 3br,
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
ools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new apple.
New paintinside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
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 -


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

Mobile Homes I



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.
i.,i5 ri,:. + $1200 sec.
1863.1761.8535
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA. Fenced yard & garage.
.850 rn: ,, 1st, last & sec.
'lep 18636j34-7622
RIM CANAL- 3/2, W/D includ-
ed a .950 + electric, $500
:e,: Avail July 1
1863j610-1817
ie6bi-1817
Walerfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
norre 2547 SE 32nd St $1100.
si ijSi, $600 sec Call
863-.64-1312



JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
'9"6 Fie.iwod,. 2br/1ba,
M M,H P, i, Okeechobee. $28K
Si.egarable (305)345-2472
MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront.BHR. 3 BR, 11/2'Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 303-5



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/ trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$12.00 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/traller, 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
SEA KAYAKS, (2), 131/ ft.,
lightweight, fiberglass for
easy lifting, 35 lbs., both for
$600. (863)357-7406


CAMPER: Sleeps 6, A/C, New
fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
lass canoe & ores. All for
2150 Neg.863-697-8731
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
(863)357-6113-
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,

(863)673-60856 4



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


I Houses Sale.


HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 ml., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250, (863)946-2677
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
.2 ''0-1 T i M.' ,.qfi '.r 5pin
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3461 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 ml,, windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.
(863)674-0149



ARTIrCAT 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
Belle
SUZUKI 125'83- 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 I



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Thucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers .1060
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
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
(863)612-5037
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $120,0.
(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 .
HONDA CIVIC, '90, 4 cyl., new
paint, newer motor, etc.,
$1700 neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area
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
SMAZDA 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 AIt. 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








10 The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 3, 2006


SCilbert
(GOLF CARS




O YAMAHA
New & Used



Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?
Reading a newspaper
'helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


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"x12.5" 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
Shop here first
IbQe lassflpad ads


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
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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the dclassl-
fleds and make your
cleaM up a beze


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
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
(863)357-3981


FORD F350 '97, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg. Bed, New
tires/batts. 208K. Extra Clean!
By owner. $11,500.
(863)467-7777
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
(863)467-4449
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classileids.


GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.


OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
(561)633-1371
UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, 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


FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
,be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645


Public Notices

I AMA
Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



Okeechobee County School Board
Meetings
July 11 and July 24, 2006
The Okeechobee County School Board
will hold two meetings in July. On July
11, the School Board will conduct its
regular monthly meeting. On July 24,
the Board will consider advertisement
of millage rates and budget for
2006-07 and other regular School
Board business items. Both meetings
will be at 6:00 p.m. in Room 303 of
the School Board Administrative Office
at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, and are open
to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.O.
Superintendent of Schools
145020 ON 7/3/06


I Pbi o ice


-icNotice


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING, ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA.WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
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Community Events


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

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

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesdar at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand
its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games
anid 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 edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information: Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for-senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force 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 pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster 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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls.
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language, classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.rmi.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second'language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S,E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


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