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July 4 fireworks
display scheduled
The' Okeechobee Jaycees
will host their annual Fouith of
July fireworks display today,
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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Inside

NoAmericans will
play at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) For the first.time in
nearly a century, no Americans
will play in the Wimbledon
quarterfinals.
On a day when champions
Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitl
and Maria Sharapova all.,
"advanced, the last U S. player
left in either the men's or
women's draw Shenay Perry
lost 6-2, 6-0 Monday to sev-
enth-seeded Elena Dementieva.,
The 62nd-ranked Perry
was gone in 54 minutes. She
dropped 10. straight -games
from 2-2 in the first set, ending
the American challenge by
lunchtime on the first day of
the second week. The Ameri-
can absence was embarrass-
ing given that the U.S. has
won more Wimbledon sin-
gles titles by far (83) than any
other country.
Perry said she felt the pres-
sure of playing in her first Grand
Slam fourth-round match and
being the last American in-the
field.
Sports, Pages

Drought Index
Current: 460
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.05 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.11feet '
(SOURCE: '
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
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U.S. senatorial candidate Katherine Harris (R-District 13) tells about a dozen members
of the Okeechobee Republican Club that she just wanted to "pop in and make sure we
are on the right track." Rep. Harris is currently a state representative and says she
thinks she can be more effective as a senator. The group met on Monday, July 3, at the
Holiday Inn conference room.

Senate hopeful meets party reps


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
"All the polling data shows
that if we do all that we say, we
will win by a 53 percent lead,"
said U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris
(R-District 13), \vho is in a race
for the U.S. Senate this fall.
Rep. Harris was in Okee-
chobee on Monday, July 3, and
met with about a dozen con-
stituents all members of the
Okeechobee Republican Club
- at the Holiday Inn confer-
ence room.
The lunchtime meeting was
brief andto the point.
"It's the day before a holiday
and I don't want to keep you
too long," she told the crowd
when summing up her nearly
35-minute speech.


She shared some history. of
her party and campaigns that
she had won, emphasizing how
she had won in various cam-
paigns even when the
unnamed "they" said she
couldn't do it.
"Running against an incum-
bent is always difficult (she
opposes U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson).,
and they-say we can't do it. But
we've won before," she said.
Rep. Harris talked about
wanting to improve economic
issues for businesses, including
implementing tax reform meas-
ures that would focus on a fair
tax and doing away with taxes
on utilities. She said she wants
to see everyone pay taxes on
spending, not on earnings, to
better capture tax dollars from


the wealthy.
On immigration reform, Mrs.
Harris said we need to secure
our borders and focus on legal,
temporary and secure work for
immigrants.
"We are the top job-creation
state in the U.S. ... and these
workers are needed in agricul-
ture, construction and
tourism," she said..
Real estate and the housing
market is a state issue, Rep. Har-
ris said, and one close to her
heart. She, said that while it is
good to see growth in the real
estate market, skyrocketing
prices is a big problem and she
has seen it in her own life.
"I've seen it in Sarasota,
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A Lake Worth man was and charged with driving
booked into the Okeechobee under the influence with seri-
County Jail after he allegedly ous bodily injury and reckless
hit a bicyclist while driving in driving with' serious bodily
excess of 100 mph on S.R. 70 injury. His bond was set at
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while on patrol in the 5000 block
of S.R. 70 E. he met a Ford pickup
driving at a high rate of speed. In
his report, he stated that his radar
indicated that the 2002, Ford
Lightning was traveling at a
speed of 112 mph.
Deputy Ashby turned his
patrol car around to pursue the
westbound pickup. truck, but
soon learned the truck had
crashed and was .on the south
side .of the two-lane highway.
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truck, Lemus, passed another
vehicle and as it was returning to,
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As he approached the truck
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under the rear bumper. The bicy-,
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report, was eastbound on S.R. 70
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Deputy Ashby indicated in his
report he found Mr.-Lucas-Pedro
lying on the ground in a pasture
approximately 150 to 200 feet
away from where the pickup had
come to rest.
At the .truck, the deputy
noticed two men in the pickup's
bed. The men, stated the deputy,
were ejected from the cab of the
truck through the rear window
into the bed.
Lemus was transported to
Raulerson Hospital where he
was treated and released, then
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News Briefs

Boaters asked to watch.for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on
U.S. 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 Conservation
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 ih 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.

Agri-civic 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) 697-9977.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
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where if you sell your house and
get a good price for it, it is more
expensive to replace it. Where do
you go?" she asked rhetorically.
She said that housing at the
federal level is a problem.
"They're trying to gut our
homestead laws the O.J. sce-
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Dream Down Payment Act that
has had a $256 billion impact on
the housing market. The bill helps
to provide down payments and
closing costs for low income peo-
ple. A bill is in the works, she said,
for firemen, policemen and teach-
ers.
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Some members of the audi-
ence said they will support Rep.
Harris in her bid for senator.
"I like what she stands for,,
especially for senior citizens," said
Sancha Sauro. "I like her even
though Governor Bush said he
chooses not to support her."
Mariano Sauro added to the'
discussion.
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2000 she was secretary of state
then when the state had to
count the chads for the presiden-
tial election.
Alice Furphy, membership
director of the Republican Club,
said Mrs. Harris had a lot of
integrity in 2000 and stood her
ground.
"She has done so ever since,"
Mrs. Furphy said.
For more information about
Rep. Harris, visit the web at
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Obituaries


Pearl Hires Madray
Pearl "Granny" Hires Madray,
age 91, died Friday, June 30,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital. She
was of the Baptist faith and was,
born Oct. 28, 1914, in Odom Ga.,
and was raised- in nearby Jesup
and Madray Springs, Ga. She
met and married Richard J.
Madray and -
started a fami-
ly. She and her
growing fami-
ly moved to .
Fort Laud-. '
erdale in 1936 ,,
when, as she --'
said, "there J
was only one
red light in Pearl
Fort Laud- Madray
erdale." She
and her husband owned a
restaurant and later joined their
sons in other family business
ventures. In 1970, Pearl and her
family moved, to Okeechobee.
"Granny" spent, many years
assisting 'Winter visitors at the
family business, Crystal Lakes
R.V. Resort (now known as the
KOA) before selling it in 1983.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, Richard Madray;
son, Herbert Madray, and his late
\\ ife'Alice Madra\; five t6thbrs,
Delvin Hires, Barnard Hires,
Shank Hires, Cecil Hires, and
Herschell Hires; and, sister, Ber-
nice Thornton. of Jesup, Ga.


She is survived by: son, Don
(Janet) Madray; five grandchil-
dren, Sharon Madray of Okee-
chobee, Shelly (Rick) Sickels of
Okeechobee, Steve (Connie)
Madray of Avon Park; Stan
Madray of Orlando, and Brenda
(Neil) Whitwam of Lake Mary.
Mrs. Madray also had nine
great-grandchildren, Alicen
Pohl of Jacksonville,/Amy and
Steven Madray of Avon Park,
Stephanie and Ricky Sickels of
Okeechobee, Christine and San-
dra Whitwam of Lake Mary,
Todd and Brandon Sickels of
Phoenix; and, sister, Jessie Mae
Bennett. In addition, she is sur-
vived by many nieces and
nephews.
"Granny" devoted her
remaining 23 years to cooking,
sewing, loving, and spoiling her
sons, grandchildren,' and great-
grandchildren. She was loved
and will be missed by all.
Visitation will be held
Wednesday, July 5, from 5 until 7
p.m. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, July 6, at 11
a.m., at the Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home Chapel. Inter-
ment will, take place at Ever-
green Cemetery in Okeechobee.
The family ]equesis, in lieu of
flowers, donations rriayv be made
to Hospice of Okeechobee,
(863) 467-2321.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-


funeralhome.com
All arrangements are under the
loving care and direction of the
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Jayne Sheehan
Jayne Sheehan, age 74, .of
Okeechobee, died July 1, 2006.
Mrs. Sheehan was born June 5,
1932, in Ohio, to Jesse Floyd and
Ruth Frances Beck. Before mov-
ing to Okeechobee in 1996, Mrs.
Sheehan resided in Delray
Beach. She was self-employed in
retail sales. '
Mrs. Sheehan is survived by:
her husband of 35 years, Richard
Sheehan; son, Tom Ashby of
Tuxedo, N.C.; daughter, Candi
Sterr of Fort Lauderdale; four
grandchildren; and, two great
grandchildren.
* There'will be no visitation or
services. Family and friends may
sign the guest book at www.bas-
sokeechobeefuneralhome.com
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.
Martina Tijerina
Martina Tijerina, age, 86, of
Okeechobee, died .July, 2 2006.
Mrs. Tterina was 6orn Novy 6,
1919, in Ra nosa, Mexico,'to:
Juan and Beatrice Garza. She
came to Okeechobee from Ray-
mondville, Texas in 1958.
Mrs. Tijerina attended servic-


es at Prince of Peac
costal. She loved to c
take caro nf her family


She is survived by: 11 sons,
Fred of Toledo Ohio, Rudy of
Avon Park, Lupe of Okeechobee,
Rbsendo of Boyntonr Beach,
Arnold of Clyde, Ohio, Jimmy of
San Bento, Texas, Johnny,
Richard, Harold, Robert, and
Joe, all of Okeechobee; two
daughters,
Rose Gomez
of Okee-,
chobee, and
Mary Rosales
of Boynton
Beach; 58
grandchildren;
95 great grand-
children; and,
23 great-great Martina
grandchildren. Tijerina
Visitation
will be Wednesday, July 5, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the-Bass.
Okeechobee Funeral Home
Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held
Thursday, July 6, at 1 p.m., at the
Church of the Nazarene with
Reverend Juan Cortez officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at the
Evergreen Cemetery- .
Those unable to attendrf may
sign the guesltbook at w~vw.bas-
sokeechobeefuneralhomq.com
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
' Crematory.;


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
p Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
"- da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
-~ Steven Roy Rubens, 39,
N.W. 149th Terrace, Okee-
chobee, was arrested June 30 by
__ Detective Sergeant Edwin Dana
on charges of dealing in stolen
property and defrauding a pawn-
broker. His bond on those'
1 charges was set at $10,000.
rs Rubens was later arrested by the
SNarcotics Task Force on a charge
of obtaining a prescription by
fraud or deception. His bond on
that charge was set at $5,000.
Megan A. Knight, 21, N.W.
24th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 30 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with possession of mari-
juana in excess of 20 grams. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
e Pente- Kevin L. Whipple, 28, S.W.
eook and .19th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 30 by ,Deputy


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43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was
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Terry Terrell McQueen, 20,
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day they raise it, and then it goes down. They raise it. 10 cents and drop
it. 10 cents. Why is this?

RENT: I am calling about the price of rentals, renting a house or
apartment or a trailer. The owners of the apartments, houses and trail-
ers are asking way too much for rent. They need to remember that
they are in Okeechobee and the jobs in Okeechobee do not pay
enough to pay $1,200 and $1,300 a month for rent. I think people in the
community need to go out and make use of the programs offered and
buy a home, instead of renting other peoples' homes and paying twice
what they are worth. This'is not Palm Beach, this is Okeechobee. The
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YOUTH BASEBALL: It is pretty sad that the Okeechobee News is not
been out to see the local boys play district baseball. The team is doing
very well. The newspapers from Sebring and Avon Park are taking pic-
tures of their teams. The news needs to support the young people.
Editor's Note: We were not aware of a tournament being played in
Okeechobee. The person who normally gives us information has
been in the hospital. However, we've made some calls and have
information and photos being submitted. We've been told that Okee-
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Wednesday, July 5, for the tournament title. That game will get under
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Community Events


Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Ui.S. 441 S.E., will hold
their vacation Bible school July 24- 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for
ages kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme is Son Treasure
Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic director of
the Christian Home School Athletic Association of Florida, will be
the featured speaker at the closing session Friday, July 28. For
information, call (863) 763-0550.

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 until1".m.-hetheme for
'this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For
information, call t863) 763-6602 or (863) 46 03.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The
theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through
12 are invited'. For information, call (863) 763-0437,
Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Sat-
urday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500 S.R. 70,
which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Highlands,
Glades and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will
also be in attendance. For information, contact Pat Brennan at
(863) 447-0737.
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 background check, submit to a personal ref-
erence check and attend 30 hours of training that will include
courtroom observation and independent 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.





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Upcoming Events

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
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 mili-
tary information 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.
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, con-
tact 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
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 member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at theLiving 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.
SCommunity 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 energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, 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.
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 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
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0163.
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 mill-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-651 Pr ,(863)
467-5261.
A.A., Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m..at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the 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 infor-
mation 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.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambertat (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 Thurs-
day 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 opportuni-
ty for caregivers to. give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
(863) 467-2321.




Community Events


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 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 mem-
bership. Prospective members may not have been convicted of a
felony. Applications are available at the American Legion. Applica-
tions will be screened by the social membership committee.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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 sur-
vivor 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


Brighton hosts rodeo, fireworks show
A PRCA rodeo will be held Tuesday, July 4, at Brighton Reserva-
tion beginning at 5 p.m. A fireworks show will follow the perform-
ance, starting at approximately 9 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-4128.
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, pota-
to 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 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.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Resi-
dence.
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 pro-
gram 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.
OC SO hosts Family Safety Day
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will 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
presentations from identity theft to wild animal safety.
Northside.to host VBS f
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N. 98th.S,t., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will
be held July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
357-4141 or (863) 634-4619.
Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on Mon-
day, July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in paint-
ing the mural will be honored. A reception at the Main Street
office will follow the dedication. The dedication and reception are
open to the public and Main Street members.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police
Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers and the Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe alter-
native to door-to door trick-or-treating this year by holding a free
Halloween Festival in the parks downtown. A meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street office, 111 N.E.
Second St., for groups or organizations interested in participating
or donating prizes. For information, call the Main Street Office at
(863) 357-6246.
Judge to speaker at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership meeting will be held Wednesday, July 12, beginning
at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
guest speaker will be Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr.
Airboat group meets July 13
SThe Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its month-
ly meeting on Thursday, July 13,6 p.m. at the Pier II Motel meeting
room, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. All members are encouraged to attend.
Snacks will be provided.
Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at
the Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic
Party. The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.
Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave, on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-6869.
Summer Camp continuing
Summer Camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park for
grades nine through 12 from July 16-22, and for children in grades
two through five e from July 23-27. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280 or
(863) 453-3627, for information.


Church hosting sports camp
The First 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.
Class of '77 readies for reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1977 will meet on Tues-
day, July 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6
p.m. Final preparations are being made for their 30th class
reunion. For information call Karen Williamson Larson at (863)
763-5101, Cindi Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Ben-
nett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
Chamber Coffee Klatch planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, July 20, at Brennan Eye Care, 710 S.
Parrott Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-
0595.








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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 sp&Yale ses-
sions. The first session will be
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will
feature baseball for boys and soc-
cer for girls. The second session
will be from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and
will feature softball for girls and
soccer for boys.
The cost. of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the
half-day session. The camp is
open to children age 4 through
sixth grade.
For information, contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go
to the church Web site at
www.oakviewbaptist.org.

Bass club hosts
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 tour-
nament.
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 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-num-
bered graduation years against,
even numbered years.
If you would like to participate
in this event, or if you know some-
one who might be interested in
playing, contact head volleyball
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 Midnight
Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
Call coach May for informa-
tion.

Midnight madness
tourney is slated

The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team will host a 4-on-4
Midnight Madness Volleyball Tour-
nament beginning at midnight on
Friday, July 28, at the Osceola Mid-
dle School gymnasium, 825 S.W.
28th St.
The tournament is open to
anyone ages 14 and up. This is a
co-ed tournament, but teams
must keep a minimum of two
female players on the court at all
times.
Entry fee is $100 in pledges or
donations per team, or $25 per
individual entry. Individual entries
will be assigned to a team.
Teams can expect to play 10
matches. There will be an A, B,
and junior division as determined
by the number of entries. Matches
will be played simultaneously on
three courts. The tournament will
conclude at 6 a.m. with an awards
ceremony and pancake breakfast.
For information or to receive a
flyer and pledge sheet, contact
head volleyball coach George May
at (863) 634-5836.

Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will
not hold their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 30,
through Thursday, July 6, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and,' p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 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 Thursday at 2,
4:30 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens-we $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
800-556-8885.
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-
t unteer mentor for the, President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
S Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local:communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her ~chool. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Interisive Halfway
House, 800 N.E:72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents.you would
like toshare, call Jordan Bernay at
(863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron- of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486. audiocas-
setfes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school. .and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12.30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entryat (863) 467-1548.

Free adult GED.
classes are offered
IrIndian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon. Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
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Job Information 225
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Mon.-Fri from 7am-8am ,.
ONLY Exp'd only please.
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area. Underground and
flanged above ground piping,
generator sets, chemical and
process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim Site
Superintendent
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
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Benefits Available.
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2595 NW 8th Street

IMMEDIATE OPENING

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority. Minimum
Class "C" Certification desired. OUA may consider
a non-certified operator for training in lieu of a cer-
tified operator., Must possess a valid FL Drivers
License. Only those with a three year clean driv-
ing record need apply. Shift work and week-ends
are required. Applications will be accepted until
opening is filled at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority located at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL
34974. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug
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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


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Exc. Benefits incl. med, dental & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
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Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
skills.
Must be proficient with the following:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), 10-Key (helpful)
BENEFITS PACKAGE, DFWP
Please fax resume to 863-763-2882
Email Resume: aanderson@walpoleinc.com


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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


ROAD PATROL SECRETARY

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Road Patrol Secretary. Appli-
canmt m 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'riail by close'hfibusiness 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 All Shifts
Full Time/Part time RN's & LPN's
I Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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


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

Mechanics,
Walpole, Inc.
is seeking a
Full-Time
Truck Mechanic.
Work 5 V days
per week with
additional rotating
on cgll during
weekends.

Our local
headquarters
features a nice
shop. Walpole,
Inc. offers Top
Pay, Full Benefits
and career
advancement that
you won't find
anywhere else.
Call today:
(863)763-5593
or apply in
person:
269 NW 9th St.
Okeechobee, FL
34972

Shop here rstil
The classified ads


Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling,
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401 K
Apply in Person:
SEverglades Farm
Equipment Co., Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, 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

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


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

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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders '310
Tax Preparation 315


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


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Clid CareNeeded410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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


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


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lie. # 2349 &4# 5698

When you went somethMng
sold, advertise In the
classmleds.


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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Draps Linens & Fabris 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs B15
Health I. Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 1 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supples 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Tllevision/fd4oa 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TosR & Games 730
Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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A/C & HEAT, 3 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, Ice cold, $2.50
(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-:
ing,excellent 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, electronic. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
(954)547-7333
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
S(863)763-1361
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$300 (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
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classileds
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
faids.


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, intedor 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,
$550 (863)763-3.%3
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
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,white, blue, hdbd set up
like a, house, $50
(863)467-7295


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

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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
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
(863)983-7915



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
1ghz, 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
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
Nice, Glass top table, 6
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
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
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
Market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sfleds


COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
OR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983'4743
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,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612-9831
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
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 "
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
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.
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
,$550 (863)824-8749
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-
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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
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SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell, cases.
Great condition. $60.
(863)675-3944 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
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
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BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 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...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503

Buying a car? Look In the
classilleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
neds.


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

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CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
(863)634-3070
CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/ built In amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs, w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access Incid, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371
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,
240y, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-1933
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 Rgid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
(772)216-5092 ; L
:TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763-6629



DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
,3 cuum Used rice, sacn-
fce a 25 (863)82J-0801 '.
VACUUM, Hoover: Baglessi-
20 Amp 4900 Turbo $30
(863)1 7b3-4098
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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

Agriculture





Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce .820.
Farm Services "
Offered '85
Farm Supplies/' ;..
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer !35
Horses 40
Landscaping .
Supplies $45
Lawn & Garden. 860
Livestock
Poultry/Supplies 80'
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 885



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


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T i Y.JtlLY 13th 6 p.m.
C 8 C'.nafront Home and Adjoining Building Lot
Selling Separately


SMtI Vh St,1'asure Island Subdivision, Okeechobee
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

* 10% buyer premium Cas ti bid -'ASS I"
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Rentals Rent s0
OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
cargar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
AvailAug. (863)467-1254

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APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country.
inclds all utilities, dish TV fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo. .&sc. (863)467-1950
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
S575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets'
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldocsurfinthenhet.et
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR,1BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel,
come $800 mo. & $2100.
Moves youin 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,.
on quite St Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200.
Moves you In. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE- Small 1 br, in
duplex, all until. + cable incid.
$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: 2Bdrm.,1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-7622..
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
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, Nopets
561-248-3888 /863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. -i-,lst, 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
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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


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townihouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
hwetmenot
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
feal Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
bale 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.
Hoses I-


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. Owner finance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
leandhmh@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
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
.. ached 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
ONE HOUSE TO MANY 3br,
iba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
gools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out New
carpet, complete. Avail for
Immediate occupancy. Call
for Info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
ort, storage shed, $265k.
S561-236-0293.
RIVER OAK ACRES 3BR/2BA
CBS, 2 story, centa/c, on Kis-
simmee Rvr., CBS shop
28'x20', dock, sprinklers,
storm shutters, fenced bk.yd.
$495,000. (863)467-7407

One man's trash Is asoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
ffdi.1


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


Employment
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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
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced 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



JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472
MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 11/2 Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 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
BASS BOAT, '90, Storm, 2000
Yamaha 175 riptide trolling
motor, Tandem axle trailer.
$13,500. (863)697-1344 .
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trr.
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
SEA KAYAKS, (2), 13A2 ft.,
lightweight, fiberglass for
easy lifting, 35 Ibs., both for
$600.(863)357-7406


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


CAMPER: Sleeps 6, A/C, New
fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
glass 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-


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 SUZUKI85/L.
2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
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
19Q00 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



SUZUKI 125 '83- w/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 of best offer
863-697-2434


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 CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539


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
Tractor 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, NC works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
(561)914-1660
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 ,
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
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



FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$25,00 or best offer, Will con-
sider van in trade
(239)839-4883

Grab a bargain Irom your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classleds.


OYAMAHA
New & Used






F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371


COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200, (863)655-0030
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

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It hi the
classfleds.


I Golf Carts


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


CHEVY 1500- '88, Ext. cab
Ruffs 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


GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
(863)467-4449
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
(863)635-1144


Community Events


Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during the
month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or; (863) 697-6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of
a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit,
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. The month of August may
be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are
rineed-d Thee is nri upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
trins are accepta.le iDiabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors. .,,, ,

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
. The Harmrick Honie Thie are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter .:,1t ',,mpletI x ith a IS(1hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Ell's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Rix erside 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. .


Suomineo to uieecnoDee News
Fireworks Donation
Okeechobee Landfill District Manager Joe Fasulo pres-
ents Cindy Brandel, Okeechobee Jaycees, with a $2000
donation toward the annual Fourth of July fireworks dis-
play held at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. The
money will be used toward the purchase of fireworks for
the show, which will take place on July 4, 2006. The dis-
play is scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. The Jaycees
will be at, Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina begin-
ning around 6 p.m. and they are asking for a $3 donation
,per vehicle to help finance the 2007 show. Okeechobee
Landfill is continuing their support of this event, so the
residents of Okeechobee may enjoy their Independence
Day celebrations as a community.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Waving in the breeze
The residents of Seminole Cove got into the spirit of 4th-of
July by placing flags at the entrance to their subdivision.


Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser 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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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

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

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee Okeechob-e Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages.
of 12 and 18 are eligible Senior members are needed to' administer
the unit and provide super vision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 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.







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Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executivesand other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.; across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more 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
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 education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, 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 language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863). 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The' Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.


FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950. (863)763-4149
FORD F350 '97, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg. Bed, New
tires/batts. 208K. Extra Clean!
By owner. $11,500.
(863)467-7777
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,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.


UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
(863)447-5649


CHEVY CONV VAN '92- 4.3V6,
nice van, $900
(863)675-0077
FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645

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