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Vol. 97 No. 189


Saturday, July 8, 2006


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Domer earns
CCC designation
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Association of Coun-
ties (FAC) presented Com-
missioner Ray Domer with
the Certified County Commis-
sioner .(CCC) designation fol-
lowing his completion of a
comprehensive study pro-.
gram developed by the asso-
ciation.
Commissioner Domer
received the designation
along with 13 other county
commissioners on June 28.
during an awards ceremony
held at the FAC Annual Con-
ference in Marco Island. Page
2
All-Star team
headed for state
The Okeechobee 14's All
Star team stepped onto the
field Wednesday evening as
the only remaining undefeat-
ed team in the Dixie Youth
Baseball District Champi-
onship tournament. A win
would give them the champi-
onship and secure a trip for
them to the state finals in
Sebring laterin the month.
Three hours and: a great
deal of nail-biting later, the
team stood in front of an
ecstatic home crowd as the
Dixie Youth Baseball District
Champions of the 13-14 year
old division after beating
Lake Placid 9-5. Page 5

Drought Index
Current- 471
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.04 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.31 feet


Debit card holds: legal or not?


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Recently, Penny Chaisson, of
Okeechobee, had a hold put on
her checking account in the
amount of $75 for a gasoline pur-
chase of $20.03 at the local Hess
station on U.S. 98 and S.R. 70.
The service station did not
post a notice that a hold would
apply, and she complained to the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) about the legality
of the hold and of them not post-
ing a notice. She also brought her


complaint to the Okeechobee
News.
OCSO Lieutenant K. J.
Ammons investigated the com-
plaint and said.putting an author-
ization hold on debit card pur-
'chases at the gas. pump is legal
and that they also had heard
complaints from a couple of peo-
ple about it awhile back.
John Sherer, with the state
attorney general's office, said
there are no state laws governing:
placing authorization holds on
accounts or notifying customers


when they are done.
"The policies on debit cards
come from the banking industry
- they are each financial institu-
tion's policy. Noticing require-
ments also may be from the
financial instilulion," he said.
Holly Hinson, media contact
at the Florida Office of Financial
Regulation (FOFR), said there are
no-Florida statutes, nor federal
ones, that deal'with the specifics
of hold amounts. It is possible
that it's a contract with the mer-
chant and bank or just the mer-


chant, but she doesn't know for
sure.
John Pullen, with the banking
division of FOFR, reacted with
surprise .that a hold could be put.
on a person's checking account
* for more than the amount of the
sale. He said that because debit
cards relate to checking
accounts, the regulations should*
be the same for their transactions
as those for checking accounts.
"The concept of the debit card
is to go paperless, but it is the
same as using a check. I can see


where a lot of people would be
riled when they do a $25 gas pur-
. chase and. two to three times as
much is held from their check-
ing," he said.
He did not think the bank
would want to take out .more
than the amount of the purchase.
But there are no state laws gov-
erning it.
"There is nothing in the uni-
form commercial banking codes
about arbitrarily pulliriL' a hold
See Debit Cards-Page 2


Kenworthy



appreciates


impact of job

By Pete Gawda with the media.
Okeechobee News "I have some big shoes to


On Friday, Ken Kenworthy
wrapped up
his first week
as Okee-
chobee
County
Assistant
Superinten-
dent of n -hi
Schools for
Administra-
tion. Ken
For ihe Kenworthy
firsl limer
since taking the net position, he
dealft'with one of his new, high
profile assignments -.dealing


fill," he said.
Mr. Kenworthy took the posi-
tion held by long-time Okee-
chobee educator Lee Dixon
who retired on June 30 with 30
years of service to the school dis-
trict 19 of those years were
spent as assistant superintend-
ent.
As assistant superintendent
in charge of administration, Mr.
Kenworthy is involved with the
day-to-day operations of the
school s1i stern and talirng care ol
se:h special matters .at- eting
students i:, s. cri l, e,1 -dn e ,g
See Kenworthy Page 2


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Okeechobee NewsKatrina Elsken
When fellow camper Carly Enfinger's horse became ill
and could not be ridden, Josh Keese let Carly take a turn
on his horse, Zippo. Before Carly and Zippo left on a trail
ride, Josh gave his horse some last-minute instructions.


By Katrina Elsken
-Okeechobee Ne\vs
A group of 4-H horse club
members from Okeechobee
County attended the 4-H Horse-
manship School at Camp \\Velaka
June 25-30. The school is conduct-
ed each summer by the ULiniversity
of Florida IFAS, and open to 4--Hers
ages 11-18.
Participants bring their orn
horses to the camp, which is locat-
ed in the Welaka State Forest, jusl
south of Palatka:
The 4-Hers from Okeechobee
attending Horse Camp included
Rachel Muros, Rachel Byasse,
Meganr Mullin, Michaela Miller,
Sarah Davis, Sarah Payne, Shiloh
Annuez, Josh Keese, Kayla Davis,
Jesse Cofield. Carly Enlinger and
Jaycee Turgeon..
Each.morning, campers \voke
early to feed the horses at 6:15 a.m.
The day's activities included morn-
ing flag ceremony, breakfast,
morning riding lessons and rail
rides, barn cleanup, lunch, after-
noon seminars, recreation time,
dinner, 'evening flag ceremony,
evening riding lessons, barn
See Camp Page 2


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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Comics ..... ..... 12
Community Events . .4
Crossword..........13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ......... ...5
TV ...............14
Weather ........... 2


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Domer completes commissioner training


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Association of Counties (FAC)
presented Commissioner Ray
Domer with the Certified County
Commissioner (CCC) designa-
tion following his completion of
a comprehensive study program
developed by the association.
Commissioner Domer
received the designation along
with 13 other county commis-
sioners on June 28 during an
awards ceremony held at the
FAC Annual Conference in
Marco Island,.
CCC certification is not a
requirement to serve as a.county


Kenworthy

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them, maintaining computers,
recruiting qualified teachers and
getting them paid. He will also be
representing the school adminis-
tration in contract negotiations
with the teachers union.
There are currently 37 openings
for teachers, down from the 48 a
few weeks ago. However, he- is
confident there will be a full staff
when school opens.
The new assistant superintend-
ent said there was emphasis on
recruiting in the Midwest where
more teachers are produced than
there are teaching positions. How-
ever, he said one drawback to
recruiting is the lack of affordable
housing in Okeechobee.
Mr. Kenw6rthy's duties are the
same as Mr. Dixon's except that he
retains supervision of career and
technical programs.
"That's where my strength is,"
he asserted.
He said that students not plan-
ning on going to college need
some type of occupational skills.
When asked why he applied for
the position, Mr. Kenworthy replied


commissioner
in Florida.,
However,
county com-
missioners
may voluntari-
ly enroll'in the
program and
complete a
series of
courses total- Ray
ing 36 hours. Domer
The course-
work is designed to provide
information and enhance skills
relevant to a commissioner's
duties and responsibilities as an


that he was always interested in
management. He likes to look at a
problem and try to make it better.
The new assistant superintend-
ent said the first few months would
be concerned with survival and
research.
He said he would be making no
immediate changes. However, in
time, he would be able to look at
the system from a different per-
spective and fine-tune it.
Mr. Kenworthy said he has
developed an appreciation for this
jobs' impact on the entire district.
The new assistant superintend-
entdis a native of Indiana and a
graduate of Purdue University.
Right after graduation, in 1989, he
came to Okeechobee as an agricul-
ture teacher at Okeechobee High
School. In 1998, he became assis-
tant principal at Yearling Middle
School. The next year he was assis-
tant principal at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. Then he went
on to the district office as supervi-
sor of special programs.
His next assignment was princi-
pal at New Endeavor High School,
a job he found very challenging
because of the various disciplinary
and academic programs offered by
the school.


elected official.
"More than 130 county com-
missioners across the state have
already earned the CCC designa-
tion," said FAC Executive Direc-
tor Chris Holley. "Their participa-
tion in the program serves as a
testament to the commitment of
Florida's county officials to make
their communities better places
to live and work."
The CCC program course-
work covers a variety of topics,
such as county government
roles and responsibilities, county
government structure and
authority, financial manage-


As principal at New Endeavor
he also supervised several Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice education
programs as well as overseeing
education of students in the county
jail.
When he came to Osceola Mid-
dle School as principal in 2002, he
vowed to improve the FCAT score.
The previous year the school had
scored a solid B. That year, Osceola
missed an A by one point. Mr. Ken-
worthy called the one point deficit
a "heart breaker" because it cost
the school an $83,000 bonus.
He said he was fortunate
enough to be able to work with Mr.
Dixon for five months before Mr.
Dixon retired.
"He's going to be difficult to
replace," Mr. Kenworthy said.
Mr. Kenworthy said he was
blessed with having talented direc-
tors working under him. He
praised Dale Barrett, director of
operations, and Connie Trent,
director of finance, for their expert-
ise and'experience.
Among the problems he is fac-
ing are schools that are rapidly
reaching capacity. The new assis-
tant superintendent is in favor of
developers helping to pay for the
burden they are placing in the


ment, ethics and Sunshine Law,
negotiation skills, economic
development, and effective com-
munication.
Completion of all coursework
averages 18 to 24 months.
Commissioner Russell
Echols, a member of the Glades
County Board of County Com-
missioners, also received his cer-
tification.
Founded in 1929, the Florida
Association of Counties is a non-
profit association representing
the diverse interests of Florida's
67 counties.


school system, through either
impact fees or other means.
"A good school system is good
for everybody," he said.
: Dr. Patricia Cooper, superin-
tendent of schools, appointed Mr.
Kenworthy to his present position
over several other applicants who
applied when the position was
advertised.
"He rose to the top," she said,
adding, "I think he will be quite an
asset to the team."
She described Mr. Kenworthy as
"a very rational thinker" who
works well with the community.
Dr. Cooper noted that because
of his many years with the school
district, he would bring to the office
a sense of organizational history.
She said that history was lost with
the retirement this year of Mr.
Dixon and the retirement last year
of Zella Kirk.
Mrs. Kirk, another long-time
school district employee, filled the
other assistant superintendent
position.
Dr. Cooper said one of the chal-
lenges Mr. Kenworthy would face
is keeping ahead of the anticipated
growth curve for Okeechobee
County schools.


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 out-
board motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
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 prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Agri-civic center open for recreational riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month.
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 Commission-
er'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.

Fantasy 5 has one winner
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One winner of the Fantasy 5 game will
collect $241,649.96, the Florida Lottery said Friday.
The winning ticket was bought in the city of Miami, lottery offi-
cials reported.
The 333 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $117 each.
Another 10,704 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $10 each, and
101,407 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Thursday night were 6-10-18-24-34.


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on an account. The IRS can levy
or garnish an account, or it can be
done by court order to attach an
account. It sounds like some ven-'
dors are attaching an account
without a court order," he said.

MAKE IT ILLEGAL
The lack of clear cut rules has
not gone unnoticed by lawmak-
ers.
Florida Senator. Mike Fasano
(R-District 11) proposed SB 1476
this past session to address
authorization holds on debit card
purchases at the pump.
District 11 includes Hernando,
Pasco and Pinellas counties.
The bill states: 'Those who use
a debit card used as credit, an
authorization hold should come
off as soon as the transaction is
completed and the nozzle is
placed back in the holder."
The bill did not make it to the
governor's desk this session
because it needed a House spon-
sor, and sponsors from both the
House and Senate are needed to
get a bill signed by the governor,
"We will file it again next year,"
he said.
The senator proposed the bill
after reading articles in the media
about people in the Tampa Bay
area complaining about the
holds, and after many con-
stituents contacted his office.
He said in one instance, a
woman got gas at a Hess station
and a $50 or $75 hold was put on
her debit card account.
"She couldn't buy groceries
later because of a hold on her
account. We want to make sure
use of a debit card will only be in
the amount of the point of sale,"
he said.
In a Sept. 23, 2005, story pub-
lished in the St. Petersburg Times,


it was reported that "...all but one
of the complaints the. Times
received involved Hess purchas-
es. Hess blamed the banks, noting
they decide to place the hold."
The Times and reporter Helen
Huntley indicated that the Clear-
water law firm of Staack, Simms
& Hernandez has sued Amerada
Hess Corp. and AmSouth Bank in
federal court in Tampa on behalf
of AmSouth customer Denise Gril-
lasca, who bought $10 worth of
gas on'Sept. 1, 2005, at a Largo
Hess station and ended up with a
$75 hold on her checking
'account. That hold was not
released until Sept. 8. She didn't
know about the hold until she
was turned down when she tried
to withdraw cash from her
account at an ATM.
The suit asks for class-action
status on behalf of all Floridians
who bought.Hess gas with a debit
card and were not told their bank
accounts would have a hold for
more than the amount of pur-
chase.
Sen. Fasano's staff investigated
the situation extensively. He said
he does not think that banks
would have a reason to put a hold
on a debit card transaction and
that the Florida Bankers Associa-
tion would say it is not the banks
putting on the hold.
"They get information from
the Hess station who says to put a
hold on it. A bank will only do
something at the request of a ven-
dor," he said.
Sen. Fasano said he has only
heard about one gasoline station
that caused people to complain
about the higher than purchase
price holds.
"In my experience, it has only
been Hess gasoline stations when
people complained about a
hold," he said.
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Clarification


In the story, "Debit hold
adds to purchases," printed on
page 1 of the Friday, July 7,
issue of the Okeechobee News,
it was stated that there can be a
limit on the amount of a gaso-
line purchase at one time of up
to $50 with Visa card and $75
with Master Card, as stated by
Renne Certain at the
Handy/Citgo station at Charles
Harvey Highway and U.S. 441
South. The limit only occurs
when a debit card is used in the


"credit"' mode as a "non-PIN-

number" transaction. It does
not occur when used as a
"debit" transaction when the
PIN number is entered. Howev-
er, in order to use the debit card
as a "debit" transaction, the
customer needs to go into the
store and enter their PIN num-
ber in the hand held device on
the counter. Then, there is no
limit and, the exact amount of
the purchase will be taken from
the person's checking account.


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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Sarah Payne (on Apache) and Megan Mullin (on Knightly)
competed in the 'toilet paper' race one of the games
played on horseback. Each rider holds one end of a piece of
toilet paper and they try to ride close enough so that it is not
torn as they walk, trot and canter their horses. If the paper is
torn, the team is disqualified.


Camp
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cleanup and evening recreation
time.
Campers stayed busy all day,
until "lights out" at 11 p.m.
The 4-Hers spent five to six
hours a day on horseback. Topics
for the afternoon seminars includ-


ed how to wash a horse, horse
nutrition and horse trailer safety.
While at camp, the 4-Hers were
expected to keep their cabins and
barns clean enough to pass daily
inspections and were assigned
chores such as serving meals,
cleaning up the dining hall, con-
ducting the flag ceremonies and
cleaning the grounds around the
cabins.


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Education News in Brief


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 Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W 23


Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday
-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tues-
day and Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m. '
Library hosts
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative 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 navi-


gate the internet. For the dates
and times of these classes, con-
tact the Okeechobee County
Library at (863) 763-3536.
You can be a
Volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-chang-
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year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth graders
in local communities. The men-
tor meets with the student one


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Congratulations Yearling.
Congratulations to the students and staff at Yearling Middle School on their excellent
work in earning an "A" grade according to the Florida School Performance Grading
Scale! Students were told prior to taking the FCAT assessments if they showed a years'
growth on either the reading or math portions of the FCAT, they would be invited to a cel-
ebration dance during school at the end of the year. Over ninety percent of the students
were invited to the dance with disc jockey Brian Kendall.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/B. Greseth
Celebration dance
Yearling Middle School's efforts for earning an "A" grade were recognized at the end of
the year with a celebration dance.


Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Independence celebration
Several folks enjoy the VFW #9528 12th Annual Fourth of July barbecue held Tuesday.
Activities at the lodge included karaoke, amateur singing, and prizes were awarded. The
lodge is currently seeking new members.


hour per week at his/her school.
Volunteer opportunities are avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
mulity College Foundation at
(772) 462-4786.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language
classes, Monday -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 Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tues-
day and Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service..known as *Child Find.
Child Find-helps find and identify
children up to 21 years*of age
who may need special education
services. 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 language, develop-
ment, Vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

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Edith Louise Imus, age 85, of
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her residence. She was born July through your local
22, 1920 in Monet, Ark., formerly up for Medicare Pat
of Pahokee, and was a resident local State
of Okeechobee for 13 years.
She is preceded in death by
her children, Coy Boharinan, Toy
Bohannan, and Susie Bohannan.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Earline McCoy of Plant City;
Anna Lee (Kenny) Collins, of
Daton Tenn., and Martha Wood-
by of Okeechobee; her sons, G.J.
(Shirley) Henson of Pahokee,
James (Betty) Bohannan of
Riverdale, Calif., and Roy (Gail)
Bohannan of Okeechobee. In
addition she is also survived by
26 grandchildren, 57 great-grand- David Hester
children, and ten great-great 204NE3r
grandchildren.. Okeechobe
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LETTER: In regard to the letter to the editor, Mr. Pritchard did not
impose his beliefs on anyone.

LOCKS: I live in Palm Creek and I would like to know why the
SFWMD, or whoever is in control, doesn't shut the locks so the rain
water can stay in. So far there is not one boat that.can go out in our
canal. I don't know if there are any boats in Buckhead, Okeechobee or
Upthegrove that can be floated. All the boats are in the muck.

CONFLICT: In regard to the letter to the editor "Live and let live,"
printed Thursday, this person states that the man's letter was wrong.
But in the same breath, aren't you promoting abortion which conflicts
with live and let live. That means no abortion, right?

HATS OFF: Hats off to Mr. Pritchard's letter. I can relate to the sub-
ject matter. It is great to know that we have educated people like you
teaching our children.

Community Events

VBS planned for July 17-21
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host their
vacation Bible school July 17-21 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Registration will
be held Monday, July 17, from 5 until 6 p.m. for ages kindergarten
through eighth grade. The' theme will be The Artic Edge, Where
Adventure Meets Courage. A closing program will be held for the par-
ents on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. and will be followed with a cookout
and pool party. For information, call (863)-763-2938 or (863) 467-6654.

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 excit-
ing Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space is limit-
ed. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

Class of '77 readies for reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1977 will meet on Tuesday,
July 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m.
Final preparations are being made fortheir 30th class reunion. For
irn r:r.ii:ri call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindi
Benpett..Hortman-at (863) 697-9817 or Tnri -nel-u .ple ,at (863)
'634-9491..

(C i mil her 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.

Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
vacation Bible school July 24- 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for ages kinder-
garten 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 vaca-
tion Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for this year
is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For information,
call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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

Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Saturday,'
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 Okee-
chobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will also be in attendance.
For information, contact Pat Brennan at (863) 447-0737.




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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee,'1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657;
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part
of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W'Third St.
Monday
AA.A.. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.'
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
'the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. This meeting
is open to anyone interested,in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.corrm/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head 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
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For
information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-
6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the'
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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, 1.111 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 at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. .The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or
Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave:, Suite D, offers a
. continuous.10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. 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 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
Sennaat (863) 462-5180, for information.

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-stroke EFI 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.


Community Events

Hospice yard sale ends today
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 8, from
8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee
blue Volunteer House, at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue,
next to the Hospice Residence.
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 edu-
cation, with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The topic of the
program will be animal cruelty. The program airs at 7:30 a.m. on July 8
and will be re-broadcast at 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 atwww.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
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation Bible
school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-register for
your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will be held July 10-14,
from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-4141 or (863) 634-
4619.
Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on Monday, July
10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in painting thermural will
be honored. A reception at the Main Street office will follow the dedica-
tion. The dedication and reception are open to the public and Main Street
members.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department,
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and the Okee-
chobee City Council will be offering a safe alternative to door-to door
trick-or-treating this year by holding a free Halloween Festival in the parks
downtown. A meeting will be held Tuesday, July 1.1, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second St., for groups or organizations inter-
ested in participating or donating prizes. For information, call the Main
'Street Office at (863) 357-6246.
Early Learning committee to meet
Okeechobee County Advisory and Provider committee of the Early
Learning Coalition meeting will be held Wednesday, July 12, at. 12:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave., in
Okeechobee. For information, call (772) 489-8120.
Judge to speak at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general member-
ship meeting will be held Wednesday, July 12; beginning at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The gudst speaker will be
Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr.
Children's council meeting slated
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, July 13, at 5 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave.
For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
Coalition's assessment group to meet
The Program Quality Assessment Committee of the Early Learning
Coalition will meet Thursday, July 1', at 9 a.m in theEarly Le,arning
Coalition. conference room, 2415 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort
Pierce. For information, call (772) .49.-.120 .-..-. -
Ministry's monthly meeting slated
Hand and Hand Ministries of Palmdale will hold their monthly m.eet-
ing Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. on the corner of Fifth and Main at the
Palmdale Community building. Food fun, and fellowship begins at 6 p.m.
The speaker will be Billy Cass of Fort Myers. For information, call (863)
612-0640.
Airboat group meets July 13
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly meet-
ing 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 pro-
vided.
Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at the
Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic Party. The
guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 357-8680.
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., will
meet July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition Conference Room,
2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.
FOE hosting benefit
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will hold a benefit
for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned in a grease fire, on Satur-,
day, July 15, at 2 p.m. The cost for pork plates will be $7. An auction will
beheld.
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.
Senior Services plans classes
The Okeechobee Senior Services, 1019 W South Park St., will hold
free classes on knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, ribbon
embroidery and hair pin lace on Monday, July 17. Please bring your own
materials until we can order supplies. For information, call Sheila at (863)
462-5180.

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 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 aban-


doned and neglected children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of
age, submit an application, submit to a criminal background check, sub-
mit to a personal reference 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 Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This
adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child care will
be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.


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SPORTS 5


, The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 8,2006


Local 14's All-Star team headed for state Sports Briefs


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee 14's All Star
team stepped onto the field
Wednesday evening as the only
remaining undefeated team in the
Dixie Youth Baseball District Cham-
pionship tournament. A win would
-give them the championship and
secure a trip for them to the state
finals in Sebring later in the month.
Three hours and a great deal of
nail-biting later, the team stood in
front of an ecstatic home crowd as
the Dixie Youth Baseball District
Champions of the 13-14 year old
division after beating Lake Placid 9-
5.
Lake Placid struck first when
Kyle Barber's double in the bottom
of the first drove home a pair of
Lake Placid baserunners, and gave
them a 2-0 lead.
Okeechobee loaded the bases
in the top of the second inning
when Cameron Tewksbury
walked, Dustin Stokes singled
down the first base line and John
Connor drew a base on balls. But,
Okeechobee failed to cash in on
the opportunity.
In the top of the third, David
Samperi blasted the ball over the
right field wall to put Lake Placid
ahead 3-0.
Okeechobee came alive in the
fourth with base hits by Drew
Selvey, Jake Davenport and Con-
nor. Selvey raced home on a sacri-
fice fly by Stokes, putting Okee-
chobee on the scoreboard.
Connor's hit also earned him an
RBI as Davenport scored on the hit.
With Lake Placid now leading
3-2, Okeechobee was anything but
finished. A Lake Placid error sent
Connor to second and a wild throw
then moved him to third, bringing
up Adam Tewksbury, who's base
hit to left earned him an RBI as
Connor charged home to knot the
score at 3-3.
Okeechobee's defense dug in.
and held Lake Placid scoreless in
the bottom of the fourth.
Okeechobee wasted little time
in surging ahead in the top of the
fifth when Cameron Tewksbury
made it to first on a walk and then
stole second and third. With a run-
ner now in scoring position, Stokes
slammed the ball into left field that
scored Tewksbury and gave Okee-
chobee their first lead of the game
.at 4-3.
Lake Placid would not roll over
and play dead, however. Two hits
and a stolen base later they tied the
score at 4-4, bringing Barber back
to the batter's box. Barber
responded-witha double thaTalso
earned him his third RBIPf the
night. The score was now-5-4 in
favor of Lake Placid.
Neither team scored in the sixth
inning.
Selvey led off for Okeechobee in


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Okeechobee 14's All Star team celebrated winning the Dixie Youth Baseball District
Championship Wednesday evening at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex baseball
field. Team members are (in no particular order) Jimmy Hadden, Adam Tewksbury, Brice
Buckner, Johnathan Crawford, Cameron Tewksbury, Drew Selvey, Dustin Stokes, Jake Dav-
enport,'John Connor, David Altman and Tyler Rhodes.


the top of the seventh. Following
his strike-out, Stokes reached base
on a walk as did the following bat-
ter Davenport.
Davenport and Stokes then
pulled off a double steal giving
Okeechobee runners at second
and third. Hadden stepped up to
the plate, then was sent to first after
being hit by a pitch, giving Stokes
the opportunity he needed to
charge home to knot the score at 5.
Adam Tewksbury's base hit
brought home Davenport and gave
Okeechobee a 6-5 lead.
Brice Buckner put the icing on
the cake with an inside-the-park
home run that put Okeechobee up
9-5 and ended the scoring for the
evening.
Cameron Tewksbury took the
mound for Okeechobee in the bot-
tom of the seventh and took little
time to send Lake Placid, back to
the dugout.
Okeechobee reached the title
i'atch-up by dieat:ing Lake Placid.
12-2 on July 1. They then overpow-
ered Clewiston 11-5 on July 2
before meeting Lake Placid again
in the championship round on
Wednesday.


OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday
beginning July 13 until the start
of school in August for free fast
pitch softball instruction.
SThis weekly instruction will
be provided to all interested ath-
letes ages 6-14 and will be taught
by. O.H.S. head softball coach
Kim Hargraves and members of
the Lady Brahman varsity softball
team.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.
Pop Warner grid
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.
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 tournament.
For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-
8145 or Charlie Hays at (863)
763-2332.


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Brice Buckner started on the mound for the Okeechobee 14's
in the final game of the district ,tournament Wednesday
evening against Lake Placid. Buckner's irside-the-park home
run in the seventh inning helped cement the game for the
team. Okeechobee won the nail-biter 9-5, Sewing up the dis-
trict championship and earning a trip to the state tournament
later in the month.


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6 RELIGION


Chippie doesn't sing much anymore Reflections froi
Bu 1 DRTu VA Rtd qrUt4


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church Clewiston
Chippie is one of my favorite
all time stories I like to share. Per-
haps the reason I like this story so
well is that there have been times
that I felt very much like Chippie. I
think we all have.
In the account I heard, it all
began when Mary decided to
clean Chippie's cage with the vac-
uum cleaner. Mary removed the
attachment from the end of the
hose and stuck it in the cage. The
phone rang, and she turned to
pick it up. Mary had barely said
hello when a-wumpa! Chippie
got sucked in.
Mary screamed, dropped the
phone, turned off the vacuum,
and opened up the bag. There


was Chippie sitting up and some-
what dazed, but still alive and
completely covered with dust.
Mary quickly grabbed the poor
bird, ran to the bathroom, turned
on the faucet, and held him under
the running water. Then, realizing
Chippie was wet and starting to
shiver, she did what any con-
cerned bird owner would do she
reached for the hair dryer and
gave him a blast of hot air.
Poor Chippie never knew what
hit him.
A few days later, a reporter
who had initially written about
Chippie's encounter called to see
how Chippie was doing. Mary
told him that Chippie was doing
okay, but Chippie doesn't sing
much anymore. He just sits and
stares.
It's not hard to see why. Being


sucked up, dunked down, and
blown over would steal the song
from the best of us. One moment
every thing is calm and going
well, and we have a song on our
lips, then, a-wumpa! Something
happens and we are sucked into a
dark abyss, dunked into the cold
water of reality, and then we are
blown away with the hot blast
that ruffles our feathers in all sorts
of odd ways. The life that had
been calm is now blowing gale
forces.
Chances are if you are not in a
life storm today, you know some-
one who is. And somewhere in
the midst of these storms that
come into our lives, joy vanishes
and our song is lost. Chippie
doesn't sing much anymore. Nei-
ther do we.
So, what do we do to reclaim


our songs and our sanity? Let me
suggest two things:
First, let us remember that the
same voice that stilled the rage on
the Sea of Galilee can still the
storm in our world, and the same
voice that gave the birds their
song can give us our song again.
Second, let us anchor in God's
Word and promise for us. The
Psalmist claimed, "He lifted me
out of the slimy pit, out of the
mud and mire; He set my feet on
a rock and gave me a firm place to
stand. He put a new song in my
mouth, a hymn of praise to our
God. (Psalm 40:1-3) What God
did for him, He will do for us.
Claim God's promise to put a
new song in your mouth and in
your heart, and go forth and make
a joyful noise for our Lord, a
hymn of praise to our God.


Religion News in Brief


Northside to
host VB S
Northside Baptist Church, 51
N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday,
July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adven-
ture. 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.

Ministry's monthly
meeting slated
Hand and Hand Ministries, of
Palmdale will hold their monthly
meeting Thursday, July 13, at 7
p.m. on the corner of Fifth and
Main at the Palmdale Community
building. Food fun, and fellow-
ship begins at 6 p.m. The speaker
will be Billy Cass of Fort Myers.For
information, call (863) 612-0640.

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.

VBS planned
for,.4uly 17-21
Believer's Fellowship Church,
300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host their
vacation Bible school July 17-21
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Registrationri
will be held Monday, July 17, from
5 until 6 p.m. for ages kinder-
garten through eighth grade. The
theme will be The.Artic Edge,
Where Adventure Meets Courage.
A closing program will be held for
the parents on Sunday, July 23, at
11 a.m. and will be followed with
a cookout and pool party. For
information,' call (863) 763-2938
or (863) 467-6654.

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 Cen-
ter, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. There
will be drama, sports, games,
snacks, music and exciting
Bible stories. It is free for grades
one through six and space is
limited. For information, call
(863) 467-7625.

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.

Church
hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold-their
vacation Bible school July 24- 28
from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for ages.


s.uomineto [ UKeecnoute e njevs
Sunshine State Quartet
A Southern Gospel Concert featuring the Sunshine State Quartet will perform July 15, at
6 p.m. at the Living Word of Faith Church. The church is located at 1902 S. Parrott Ave.
A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For information call Rev. Lee Minton
(863) 697-8517, (863) 763-3373 or the church at (863) 763-6869.


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Pastor, New Saint
Stephen AME church
The purpose of any church is
to be a liberating resource for all
of God's created beings. In
today's society, there are many
individuals that are hurting,
oppressed, and depressed in need
of Jesus Christ's redemptive
power.
Satan has a strong hold on our
youths, teenagers, young adults
and even our elderly. We need to
break the bondage of broken
homes, broken lives, broken mar-
riages, drugs, alcohol, perversion,
teen pregnancy and sex that is
affecting all nations and nationali-
ties Hispanics, whites, Indians,
African American, Asians, etc
who need to let freedom resound
through the liberation of the
Gospel of Jesus.
Many of us had an opportunity
to enjoy a four-day weekend off
from our employment to cele-
brate the Fourth of July weekend
with family and friends. Although
we have somewhat forgotten the
real reason that we have the privi-
lege to not have to work in this
country, we were set free from
the British, we were liberated to
an independent nation, one
nation under God, indivisible with
liberty and justice for all.
There was much preparation
put forth some barbecued, some
planned their vacations, some
planned for family reunions,
some planned to camp out in a


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pup tent in the woods with the
wildlife, and called it free.
I am not downing it, if that is
what being liberated means to
you.
In Galatians, chapter 5, Paul
reminds us about breaking the
yoke of bondage to the things of
this world and that there is liberty
in Christ Jesus. He reminds us that
we are not to use that freedom
only for an occasion to the flesh
but to love and serve one another.
Don't misunderstand me, that
our every activity has to be spiritu-
al, for, I am human also. We are
reminded that there is a time for
everything that is under the sun,
which means we should spend
our time wisely.
God is love and today's church
should be about bringing people
together, in love for one another,
be they saved or unsaved. We are
all God's created beings.
Let freedom resound from
every rooftop. Let freedom
resound from all our public and
private schools. Let freedom
resound Trom the poor house to
the White House. Let freedom
resound from every mayor's
office to the governor's office. Let
freedom resound from every
community, to all of our elected
officials' chambers.
Prayer: Father, teach us how
we may love one another in this
world and enjoy that freedom that
you gave to the world that we all
may be free. Amen. _


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The theme is Son Treasur'eIsland.
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FWC schedules gator hunting classes


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering alligator hunters no-
*cost, three-hour classes to help
prepare alligator hunters for the
coming statewide, alligator har-
vest, which runs Aug. 15 through.
Nov. 1.
Reservations are not required
to attend a class.
This is an opportunity for
hunters who have never participat-
ed in the state's alligator hunts to
learn what hunting alligators is all
about. Attendance is not mandato-
ry for licensed hunters, but the
FWC recommends participants
attend, especially if they have
never gator hunted.
Class topics include: preparing


for the hunt; hunting techniques
and safety; harvesting and pro-
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and regulations.
Classes will be offered at the
following locations:
Saturday July 15, 1 4 p.m.,
Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third
Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For direc-
tions, call (727) 822-4814; or, visit
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/
en/hd/piedt. Participants must
obtain parking passes at hotel
front desk.
Wednesday July 19,, 6 9
p.m., Paramount Plaza Hotel and
Suites, 2900 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville. For directions, call
(352) 377-4000; or, visit


www.paramountplaza.com.
Saturday July 22, 1 4 p.m.,
Comfort Inn and Conference Cen-
ter, 2520 S.R. 434 W, Longwood.
For directions, call (407) 862-4000;
or, visit
www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-
US/html/Hotellnfo?hotel=FL714.
Wednesday July 26, 6 -9
p.m., Bryant Building, second
Floor Auditorium, 620 S. Meridian
St., Tallahassee. For directions, call
(850) 488-3831..
Saturday July 29, 1 4 p.m.,
International Game Fish Associa-
tion Fishing Hall of Fame and
Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way;
Dania Beach. For directions, call
(954) '922-4212; or, visit
www.igfa.org.


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Family Fun
Tony Floyd (left), Jariice Floyd and April Floyd enjoyed the July 4th holiday fishing or
Okeechobee, then cleaning their catch at the Okee-Tantie Marina. The family caught
40 fish.


Saturday-Aug. 5, I1 4 p.m.,
Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee. For
directions, call (863) 462-5195.
Sale of alligator permits began
June 15, and all available permits
were sold in four hours. Permitted
alligator hunters can expect to
receive their licenses and hide vali-
dation tags by July 21.
An alligator trapping "agent"
license can still be purchased for
$52. This allows the agent to assist
a licensed trapper in taking alliga-
tors, but only in the presence of
that trapper.
For more information on alliga-
tor hunts, visit MyFWC.com/gators
and click on Statewide Hunts.


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affecting new hunters


Governor Jeb Bush has
signed into law a bill affecting
would-be, first-time hunters
and those wanting to hunt dur-
ing Florida's newly established
crossbow season.
Effective Aug. 1, anyone 16
years or older and born after
May 31, 1975, can hunt under
the supervision of a licensed
hunter 21 years old or older
- without having to complete
the state's hunter safety certifi-
cation.
The newly established
Hunter Safety Mentoring
Exemption enables those per-
sons to purchase a Florida
hunting license and hunt dur-.
ing a one-year trial basis.
The new mentoring exemp-
tion was passed by the Florida
Legislature to help persuade
more people to experience
hunting. It is designed to
encourage experienced
hunters to teach novice hunters
about safety, ethics, wildlife,
-hunting skills and respect for
Florida's outdoors.
Until now, everyone 16 or
over, and born after May 31,
1975, needed to complete the
hunter safety requirement
before they were allowed to
buy a hunting license.
"This -should be a great
incentive for getting more peo-
ple to give hunting a try and,
hopefully, we can hook some
of these folks on the hunting
tradition," said Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-


sion (FWC) hunter safety coor-
dinator Bill Cline. "If a novice
hunter enjoys the sport, we
hope they take the hunter safe-
ty course and continue the
experience for years to come."
Individuals taking advantage
of this try-before-you-buy
approach would have to take
and pass a hunter safety class to
be eligible to purchase a hunt-
ing license and hunt the follow-
ing year.
Another part of the law
establishes a $5 permit fee for
hunters to participate in the
state's new crossbow season.
The new permit is similar to the
archery and muzzleloading
gun permits that also cost $5
and are required for those hunt-
ing during the archery and
muzzleloading gun seasons.
The crossbow season will
run Oct. 9-13 in the South Hunt-
ing Zone, Oct. 23-27 in the Cen-
tral Zone and Nov. 27 Dec. 3
in the Northwest Zone. Hunters
will need to purchase the $5
crossbow permit to hunt dur-
ing these periods when only
crossbows and bows can be
used. -
The new crossbow season
is offered on private lands only,
and is not available on any of
the state's wildlife manage-
ment areas.
For-more information on the
hunter safety mentoring
exemption or crossbow sea-
son, call Tony Young at (850)
488-7867.


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WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:







S Lenders also analyze your income in reaction to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
3 Hymer says your housing e.xense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.

SThe sum of these costs is referred toas'PITI. Monthly homeownets'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
H s Your housing exense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go hr her under certain circumstances.

.< s Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie-times for Friday, July 7,
through Thursday, July 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:30 and 7:10 p.m.
Theatre II "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
at2,4:15, 7and9 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 are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
qise of suchequipment is welcome
to stop by the: post and pick out
x hat l the% need There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old.kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.
Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-


munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
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fnr of n personal items for sale under $2 500


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the'first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
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more than the extent of the
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statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
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to insert above the copy the
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restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
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.Bold
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $900 (954)340-4475 or
(954)804-5273 6 d


HOME CHILD DAY CARE
Has openings.
Newborns welcome
Call (863)467-7295
Reg# R150K0003


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 &
Swneutered. 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
S DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
must move. Near Basswood.
(772)293-1221
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
(863)634-4383


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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


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PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only!!! (239)842-0503



OKEECHOBEE- Thur, Fri Sat,
July 6th-8th, 9am-4pm
1903 SE 30th St. Moving:
Fridge, stove, oh. freezer,
chairs, office desk, end ta-
bles, lamps,'TV, QS bed,
carpet, enter center ,& more.


SATELLITE DISH-.Bob Jones
University, dish & rec, for
home schoolers lyr old,
$250. (863)674-0539

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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ABSOLUTELY ART GALLERY
Custom framer needed. Please
apply in person. 401 SW
- Park St,. Okeechobee FL.
A/CINSTALLER
Experienced Only Need Apply.
Apply in Person.
Newman A/C. 207 NE Park St.


A/C SERVICE TECH /
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lie.,
-DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401 K (863)763-8391
APPLICATOR POSITIONS
No experience necessary.
Drug Free Work Environment.
E.O.E. (863)287-2490
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.

Drivers CDL A
Getting What
You Deserve?
You Will at
Walpole!
$45K-50K/Year
Home Every
Night
Paid Life
Insurance
401 (k), BC/BS
Paid Vacation
(800)741-6500
Walpole, Inc.
www.walpoleinc.com
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Appl. avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fri from 7am-8am
ONLY Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
Highway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.


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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg.. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com
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
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


FAITH ACADEMY
PRESCHOOL
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher and Substitutes. P/T
position needed for lunch prep
& cleaning. Pis. Call Wendy at
863-763-8800
FOREMAN
Needed .to complete all phases
of water treatment plant con-
struction in the Okeechobee
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
Buying a car? Look in the
classifileds. Selling a
car? Look in the classi-
fieds.


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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
Free Work Place.




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
-*;, Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer





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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

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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Lakeport Water Assoc. Inc.
(A member-owned,
non-profit FL Corp.)
Applicant must perform all
duties required at Lakeport
Water. Must be available to
work weekends and
evenings as needed. Valid
FL drivers license and clean
driving record required.
Entry level pay beginning at
$12 per hour. Benefits
include employer paid health
insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation, sick time & paid
holidays.
Applications accepted
M-F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
more info.


Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense: Call (863)357-2700
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
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


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.
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


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!


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

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classified.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Mechanics
Walpole, Inc.
is seeking a
Full-Time
Truck Mechanic.
Work 5'1. 'days
per week with
additional rotating
on call during
weekends.

Our local
headquarters
features a nice
.shop. Walpole,
Inc. offersTop
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

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Thun
your trash to treasure
With an ad in the classl-
flods.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
menatthat 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 the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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

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


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
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Insurance--


PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Antique White, interior Latex,
$560 for all will sell separate
(863)697-2032



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


BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths. 100 plus pieces.
Summer and winter. $125.
863-697-1247
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
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Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include type
setting news copy, scanning and proof-
reading.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train),
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity
Employer








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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

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




A/C & HEAT, 3',/ 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


RANGE: Glass Top, Magic
Chef & REFRIGERATOR, GE.
$175 for both, will sep.
(863)467-8723
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
(863)357-6949
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, 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



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-
lal, for 5'x8' opening; $50.
(863)763-6216


Life
Auto
Home

863-763-3101


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


BIG MAN CLOTHING NEW!!
Sizes 3XL-7XL. The Market
Place Flea Market, in front
Hwy.441 South
HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
(863)634-8708


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
lghz, 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
(863)843-0158


BED, Queen, pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring & metal
frame. 3 mos. old. Paid $900
asking $500 (863)634-8118
BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
(863)763-5011
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent ,condition. $250
(863)675-0600
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
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
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, doors, good
condition, $25.
(863)634-8118
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, loveseat & 3 tables.
$150.(8 63)763-6591
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612-9831
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


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
Will separate.
(863)467-9892
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
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








Okpaechobee News. Saturday. July 8, 2006


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
TREADMILL, VOIT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
(863)673-3819 anytime,
leave message if no answer.


CUSTOM DRAPES -.Burdlnes
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 863-763-6216


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
| gold. $550. (863)357-2233
Okee area.
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700 or best offer.
863-634-9620 Okee area.


SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.


WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $225.
(863)357-8788


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
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, 'l.I0 ,:,r best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548



P MIXER: Mackie; Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,

ORGAN L, .w.t', r'".' &
239-822-5955
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345 -


BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 Weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy bdndle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
863-261-6422
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634-0758
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5,418 or
954)465-6614
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20 -$45. (863)697-8731
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
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



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



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V1 2 amp. $200.
(863)610-1421
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, 115" 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 incld; New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371 '
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing$125 (863)697-8906
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
:$300. (863)697-8881


TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
772)473-0398 or
863)763-3039


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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main 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 becom-
ing a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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.


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.

Early Learning group won't meet in July
There will be no meeting in July for the full coalition of the Early
Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc. For infor-
mation, call (772) 849-8120.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for 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 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 class-
es 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 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
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 Thur.sday 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.


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l RealEstate Mobile Homes |
AIR COMPRESSORS (2) SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp, cond., w/5 saddle blankets, _ _,_,,
$195 for both, will sep. $345 will sell separately. 1111 4 1
(561)676-0427 (863)697-8881 Jennifer .- - --_ .. . ..
GENERATOR, 72010 watt, RentalBusiness Places Mobile Home Lots 2005
240v, single phase, portable Sale 1005 Mobile Home Parts 2010
w/wheels, good cond., llU lW Commercial Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
$1000. (863)763-1933 Property Sale 1010 Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Townhouses Sale1015
......... 2 Farms Sale 1020
DIRT DEVIApartments 905 Houses Sale 1025
DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld Business Places 910 Hunting Property 1030
vaccuum. Used twice, sacn- Commercial Investment LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
fice at $25. (863)824-0801 Property 915 prerty- Sale 1035 Pay weekly or monthly. Call
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless, Cond / Sale 1045 (863)467-4982formoreinfo.
20 A (863)763-4900 Turbo. $30 Townh. 1050 Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
(863)73-4098 P M. -95 ut of Ste home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
.,ifI nfim House Rent 930 Property- Sale 1055 1st, last, $600 sec Call
M Land Rent 935. rPOPt Ipetielo060 863-634-3312
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- Resort Property Real Estate Wantedt1065
ing to add to my collection Rent 945 Resort Property Recrea
Please call to sell coins & Roomm2te 950 Sale 10705
paper money 239-693-4891 Rooms to Rent 955 Warehouse Space 1075
papermoney239-693-4891 storage Space Waterfront Property 1080 I
WANTED: FL ART Rent 960 i
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.- Boats 2005
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair, Aa, .t I '1 Campers: RVs 3010
R A. McClendon, S.INewton, Jet Skiis 3015
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 N.of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba Laundry Mat: Est 25 yrs., 32 Marine Accessories 3020
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. washers / 33 dryers, Located Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Agriculture $575mo lst&sec No Pets! in pubic shopping center. Motorcycles 3030
Non smoking envi. $225,000. (863)634-3312. Sport Vehicles /ATVs 3035
(863467-1717 8:30am-
vll-- 1-fi ffil BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
Christmas Trees 745 2ba dbl wide on lake,new AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231,
Farm Equipment 805 -- metal roof, new carpet V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
Farm Feed/Products810 CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio, throughout, 18ft above battery. Good trailer. Runs
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Boat Launch, Private Lagoon ground pool, Fla room & good. $1600. 863-697-0135
Farm Produce 820 on Rim Canal. $1350 mo. + screen room w/jacuzzi, boat BASS BOAT, '90, Storm, 2000
Farm Services sec. 1yr. lease 561-346-4646 house w/lift, fenced rear Yamaha 175 riptide trolling
Offered 825 yard, full sprinkler system. motor, Tandem axle trailer.
Farm Supplies/ House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13 Asking $160,000. $13,500. (863)697-1344 '
Services Wanted 830 miles W. of Okeechobee on (863)763-1673
Fertilizer 835 Hwy. 70, Horses welcome check out www.edanderson.us BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
Horses 840 $1300. mo. (863)634-3262 172 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
Landscaping (863)634 OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/3 gine. $2000. (772)216-2336
Supplies 845 KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Lawn 9 Garden 850 garage, CBS home, W&D, Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Livestock 855 $1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec. Svcs. (772)834-5474 Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
Poultry/Supplies 860 863-467-6702/561-707-0878 $2500 Firm.Okeechobee,2BR/2BA 23 71n Moore Haven
Seeds/Plants/ Okeechobee, 2B/2BA (239)633-7173
Flowers 865 OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2 55+ Resort Community. BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trir
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her- Rodrida room & storage room. BOAT 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trr.
on 1500. 1st, Last & Dep Newfumiture,flooring,kitchen 40 hp Mercury. New floors,
.' Avail Aug.(863)467-1254 appliances, dishwasher &roof. seats& carpet. Great bat
Okeechobee House for Rent $88,000 (863)467-5868 $1200 neg. (863)634-0387
SOkeechobee-House for Rent CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri 3BR/2BAon Canal OKEECHOBEE- FSBO, 3/2, bridge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser
Colored, 6 yrs. old. Quarter $1,250/mo.&1st, last&sec. CBS, Oak Park, New metal I/0. Trailer, All electronics
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2 (863)763-2262 or634-1000 roof, hurricane shutters, incl'd.$2400. (239)369-9725
hh. $800. (863)357-3325 C newly painted exterior, CA,
OKEECHOBEE-3/2/1-Brand $175,500(423)421-3815 KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Join all the people who new, tile throughout, Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
say,"l sold tnthe clas- $1395/mo,1st&sec,Nopets OKEECHOBEE, Like new, vanized trailer, 'new. $2300 or
sifleds." 561-248-3888/863-599-0156 '2000, DB, H.O.A. 55+, 3br, will separate. (561)876-6469
OCITY: Western 2ba, Furnished, New roof,
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Wes $155,000. (863)7632990 SEA KAYAKS, (2), 13,/2 ft.,
jjjjjjj jj Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200 lightweight, fiberglass for
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. & ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br, easy lifting, 35 lbs., both for
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Hu- refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461 ba, &.2br 2ba, 2 swimming $600. (863)357-7406
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed, I,- .._ lRe t pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
barely used. $600 Both updated & new appl. Shop here first!
(863)610-7787 New paint inside & out. New The classified ads
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE EAGLE ISLAND RD & 144th, carpet, complete. Avail for
Tractor S 42"cut, all pullies,Hlots 85 acres off a paved road, for- immediate occupancy. Call
of grease fittings, cast iron merely orange grove, with deep for info. 954-801-6158 or
ogre~as~e fittings, ,ca3st iron ed f 77Pa 5V9-158Ranh3/2 CAMPER: Sleeps 6, iC, New
eng. $800.863-697-2434 well & drainage s wales, eve, 772-597-6158 dCAMPe & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
disked, suitable for a variety of fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
LAWN MOWER, Snapper, Ag use Ca (561)951-3544 Palm Village Ranch, 3/2, lass canoe & ores. All for
L6Ahn runs gorod. $275 us55+, Royal Wall const., car- 2150 Neg.863-697-8731
8637636591, runs good. 75 port, storage shed, $265k.
(863)763-6591 61-236-0293. Fif e l
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
'cut, 3wks new, paid $1000, NOW LEASING 9 REESE 5TH WHEEL HITCH-
sell for $700(863)357-3632 NEW OFFICES j for 15K Ib trailer weight,

Used 2 seasons, good con- Call Judy*(863)467-0831 NORTH CAROLINA HOMES...$29i(8 3 015
edition $300 (863)357-3632 next to Pisgah National Forest.. L
dltion $300(8b63)357-3632 OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or (1) 3BR/2BA & (1) 4BR/2BA:
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail. Both on acreage. Beautiful Seadoo, '95, runs good,
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond. now, Call Judy location.PricedtoSell. $1500 or best offer.
$950. (863)763-3551 (863)467-0831 Call for info: (704)376-2102 (863)673-6085


COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude, good & 1 for parts. $300.
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800 (863)673-6266
Firm. (863)227-1879 FORD TEMPO '93- runs good,
OMC BOAT MOTOR, 14hp. 4 dr., auto, must sell!! $600.
$700 (863)763-7609 863-634-1643
MBSBI sI3 LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON (863)675-7105
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de- LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle Good condition. Straight
area. body. No rust. Asking $1000
HODAKA WOMBAT '73, or best offer. (863)634-6540
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359 LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88- 67K
after5pm. miles, needs a little TLC,
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01 asking $1200
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind- (863)467-2131
shelled, saddlebags, 125cc, PYUT AC IM
$1250. (863)946-2677 a/c, may need new strut,
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc, runs great, $1500 or best of-
excellent condition. $2500 fer. (863)634-1441
(239)738-0359 after 5pm PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER Needs front nose. Runs great.
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner. $800 or .best offer.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm. (863)467-1290
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
"I Leather seats, Sun roof.
I Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
5HP GO CART Good condi- SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
tion, runs $400. work. $350. or best offer.
863-467-0109 (863)673-6266
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4 TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Wheeler. Auto., Like new. RackPinnion& R.F Strut.
Low hours. $3500 or best 0 n o R7 -4 r
offer. Nick @863-697-0383 $1000. 863-467-5401 or
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
w/alarm, great for beginners, 90, 'V-6, $1350.
$1000. (863)697-9075 (863)357-0506
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires, Murray
6hp 1 seater Both run great, AUTO WANTED:
$1400 (863)674-0539 Looking to buy Antique Car/
SUZUKI 125 '83- w/Reverse. Convertible/ Truck. Pleasecall
Runs great! $400 or best offer (954)561-2776
863-697-2434 '.
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs, i -0
excellent cond. $2200.
863-467-0109 FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van in trade
Auto obDiles (239)839-4883
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
,I I Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723
Automobiles 4005 eII
Autos Wanted 4010 l
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction r
Equipment 45I25
Foreign Cars 4030 ib V
Four Wheel Drive 4035 tG fOLF CARS
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050 SME- O
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060 &
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070 0YAMAHA
New & Used

CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94, : (
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks a D
great. $6000. 863-673-6266
CHEVY CORSICA,,'92- 4dr,
power brake ,'o r.,li.r good F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
on gas, 6 y, ri,:, A. good running 7.3 diesel, good
cond. $900 (863"763-7609.. '-tie's, needs clutch, $995 neg
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER, (561)633-1371
'90, runs good, sand metallic Shop fpom ,a gilt catalog
exterior, tan interior, 1 own- that's updated regulaty:
er. $1500. (239)839-0895 the classified.


COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
RANCH HAND FT.BUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318

RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$350 neg. (863)697-8906
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069

TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
Goodyear Wrangler
36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
$225. (863)357-8788

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

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

FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle

FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950. (863)763-4149
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
(863)467-4449

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

TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


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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