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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 190


Sunday, July 9, 2006


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Inside

31 killed over
holiday weekend
Thirty-one people were
killed in crashes investigated
by Florida Highway Patrol
troopers over the rive-day July
, 4th holiday driving period,
which began June 30 and
ended July 4.
During this period, troopers
charged 198 people \with driv-
ing under the influence; issued
8,424 speeding citations;
issued 1,457 seatbelt and child
' restraint citations; and assisted
4,109 motorists on Florida's
highways.
The Florida Highway Patrol
again participated in Opera-
lion CA.R.E. (Combined Acci-
dent Reduction Effort), a
national program aimed at
reducing the number of traffic
S,.-.. crashes on interstate highways- -
S', .'during holiday weekends.
Page 2
Mauresmo
beats Henin -
WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) So much for Amelie
'Mauresmo's reputation for
S getting tight and failing to win
big matches.
Mauresmo rallied from a
set down and held firm down
the stretch to beat Justine
Henin-Hardenne, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Saturday to win the Wimble-
don tille for her second Grand
Slam championship.
"I don't want anyone to talk
about my nerves anymore,"
she said.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 491
V Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Nonei

Lake levels

12.06 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.32 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ... .10-11
Comics. .. . . ...9
Community Events .... .4
Crossword . . . ... ...8
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out .. .........4
Sports . . . . .. .. .6
TV . ..... .... . .. .8
Weather .. . . .....2

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The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Projects require funding by both local
interests and the federal government.

River restorations cost money


Special to IN/
MaiyAnn Morris


The Everglades, Kissimmee
River,, Lake Okeechobee and
associated rivers' restorations
which are part of the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP) cost money. The
federal government, through the
Water Resources Development pertain to Florida. are the
Act, appropriates federal funds Caloosahatchee River (C-43)
annuallyto provide its 50 percent Basin Aquifer Storage and Recov-
of the money needed to com- ery project, Picayune Strand,
plete these projects. The remain- Restoration, Water Conrservation
ing 50 percent comes from local Area 3A 3B Leevee Seepage
sources. Lake Okeechobee and Management Project and Waste-
the surrounding areas are all part water Re-use Technology, But
of this effort. To clean up the lake Congress must act. The House of
and the rivers, provide flood con- Representatives has approved
trol and water supply are what the 2006 WRDA. It must now be
this is all about; The following approved by the U.S. Senate.
South Florida Water Manage- "Soyousayyou're not water
ment District (another key play- manager, construction engineer,
er) press release, outlines part of environmental scientist or deci-
this year's funding and the need sion-making government official
for it. The remaining parts that and can do little to help our treas-


ured waterways that have lost
their luster? Not so. You can help
get much-needed restoration
projects in the ground faster by
supporting and standing behind
vour local, city, county, state and
federal agencies responsible for
turning our liquid gems back into
health. sparkle.
Florida's '"Treasure Coast"
encompasses some of the state's
and nation's most productive
and most threatened estuarine
treasures the Indian River
Lagoon and St. Lucie River and
Estuary. Home to more than
4,300 species of plants and ani-
mals, the Indian River Lagoon is
nationally significant and unique
in North America included in
the U.S Environmental Protec-
tion Agency's National Estuary
Program and a portion of the
lagoon is an Outstanding Florida
Water. The Indian River Lagoon

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Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
'she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time
to 'time as we are now with
Twila's "Lake Okeechobee's
History."
"For many years during the
early history of Florida, Lake
Okeechobee was hidden in
myth and legend. According to
Lawrence Will in his "Cracker
History of Okeechobee" (pub-
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well. It was beautiful and sort of
inspiring, too.'
"The first mention of the lake
was during the mid-1500s. by
Escalonte de Fortaneda, a
Spaniard captured by the Calusa
Indians and held as a slave for 17
years. He claimed the natives told
him our towns containing 30 or
40 people on the shores of a great
lake called Mayaimi.
"In 1564, two Spaniards who
had been shipwrecked on the
Gulf Coast made their way across
the wilderness to St. Augustine.
They reported that during their


trip, they saw "a great lake of
fresh water named Sarrope."
During later years, the mysterious
undiscovered body of water was
referred to as Lake Mayacco,
Lake Macoco and Laguna del
Esperitu Santo (Lagoon of the
HolySpirit). *
Charles Vignoles, and English
engineer explored the interior of
Florida during 1823, and although
he did not find the lake, he allud-
ed to its existence in his report of
the St. Lucie River. -
"The St. Lucie River '... gives
the idea of having traveled a long
region from the west, perhaps in
the much-talked-of-Lake-Maya-
co, which like the fountain of
youth, has never been found.'
"The "Big Water" remained a
legend until the 1830s when'the
U.S. Army pursued Indians to its
shores. In 1856, following the
Indian Wars, a Lieutenant Ives
drew a military map which con-
tained relatively accurate draw-
ings of Lake Okeechobee, the

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The U.S. Army explored much of Florida during the Seminole
Wars. A Lieutenant Ives drew a map of Florida which showed
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FHP: 31 people killed over holiday weekend


Thirty-one people were killed
in crashes investigated by Florida
Highway Patrol troopers over the
five-day July 4th holiday driving
period, which began June 30 and
ended July 4.
During this period, troopers
charged 198 people with driving
under the influence; issued 8,424
speeding citations; issued 1,457
seatbelt and child restraint cita-
tions; and assisted 4,109


motorists on Florida's highways.
The Florida Highway Patrol
again participated in Operation
C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident
Reduction Effort), a national pro-
gram aimed at reducing the num-
ber of traffic crashes on interstate
highways during holiday week-
ends. During the official holiday
driving period (Friday, June 30,
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were classified as alcohol-related.
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vided below represents prelimi-
nary figures and covers only those
crashes investigated by Florida
Highway Patrol troopers.
The 31 deaths occurred in 30
separate traffic crashes.
23 fatalities (or.75 percent)
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-- Boaters asked to watch for manatees
- OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor Creek between the Taylor Creek Br.idge 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.
S- According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conserva-
- tion Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers
and Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating
S- and will be even more susceptible to being struck by the pro-
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River

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is recognized as the most bio-
diverse estuarine system in North
America.
However, the lagoon and, estu-
ary have suffered from altered
%water flo\\ patterns and'degraded
water quality, in the past few N ears,
huirrcanes and eNcessi\e rains
required additional flood control
Skater releases to the estuary from
Lake Okeechobee,
Freshwater lake releases,
which are regulated and author-
ized by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, combined with excess
stormwater runoff arriving in the
estuary through the drainage basin
canals, altered salinity balance,
stressing the estuary's unique
brackish (slightly salty') ecosystem
In addition, the lake releases and
runoff from fertilized farm and
neighborhoods around the estu-
ary's 827-square mile watershed
caused both an increase in the vol-
ume of fresh water and pollution
levels entering the estuary and
lagoon. Too much phosphorus, a
common ingredient often found in
fertilizer, can promote the uncon-
trolled growth of algae and vegeta-
tion, damaging the ecology of the
lagoon and estuary;.

Fixing the problem
"While the releases to our estu-
aries on both coasts are part of the
regional flood control system
that's made it possible for most of
us to live and work comfortably
and safely in this region, the sys-
tem has severe limitations and
must be changed to end the unin-
tended environmental- conse-
quences," said Karen Smith, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Martin-St. Lucie Service Cen-


Lake

Continued From Page 1
Everglades and Big Cypress in
detail.
"Lake Okeechobee, 730 square
miles, is the second largest fresh
water lake within the boundaries of
the. United States. Only Lake Michi-
gan is larger. The lake covers a half
million acres and offers 135 miles of
shoreline.
"Before being discovered by
man, the lake stood high and clear,
its waters broken only by Kreamer,
Torrey, .Ritta and Observations
Islands. It is a shallow lake, the
deepest portions near the center of
the lake, are no lower than sea level.
Before the invasion of man, it was
never more than 20 feet at its deep-
est part. The bottom of the lake was


ter in Stuart. "The good news is
that a number of aggressive
actions are well under way by
many agencies at all levels, work-
ing together to make these needed
changes to get the water right."
A huge 50-50 state-federal
restoration effort, called the Indian
River Lagoon South Restoration
Project, is being implemented by
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and. the U.S. Army.
Corps of Engineers to reverse the
damaging effects of pollution and
unnaturally large freshwater dis-
charges into these ecologically
vital water bodies. The delicate
balance of fresh and salt water in
the lagoon and estuary will be
restored, polluted water will- be
treated and depleted habitats will
be revitalized.
The Indian Ri\er Lagoon South
Restoration Project \\ill restore the
southern Indian River Lagoon and
St. Lucie Estuary and its associated
watershed. This will be accom-
.plished by reducing canal freshwa-
ter discharge, storing more water
on land, returning a more natural
water flow to the lagoon and estu-
ary, removing 7.9 million cubic
yards of muck, and restoring
upland wetlands. Major construc-
tion features include 130,000 acre-
feet of above-ground storage reser-
voirs; 35,000 acre-feet of storage in
stormwater treatment areas;
92,000 acres of restored natural
areas storage; diversion of water-
shed flows; and sediment/muck
removal. Water quality, plant and
animal habitat, and estuary nurs-
ery conditions all will improve.
The Indian River Lagoon South
Restoration Project is part of an
even bigger, system-wide 50-50
federal-state plan to restore, pro-
tect, and preserve the water
resources of central and southern
Florida. This plan is known as the
Comprehensive Everglades


hard muck, sand and shell.
"There was an invisible dividing
line marking the differences in, the
growth of plant life on the shores of
the lake. From the south shore and
half-way along the eastern shore-
line running north, there were a
solid belt of tropical trees called
Custard Apple trees. These were
blanketed with a Moonvine cover.
The stand of trees covered 32,000
acres, some two miles in width,
with a break or opening. The
woods ran from near Clewiston's
Sand Point to Port Mayaca. While the
shores, for the most part, were black
muck, the shoreline did boast of
some sandy beaches.
"On the eastern shore of the lake,
East Beach stretched northward for
some 18 miles. Across the lake, Bid
Bare Beach has awide sandy strand.
"The lake's main outlet along its


Restoration Plan or CERP -.
which includes several projects
throughout the vast Kissimmee-
Lake Okeechobee-Everglades
connected watershed, including
,the Indian River Lagoon and St.
Lucie Estuary. When all of these
projects are in place, the natural
environment will be dramatically
improved.

What is WRDA?
However, large-scale improve-
menl projects do not go far %%ith-
out funding, and the passage of the
2006 Hater Resources Develop-
ment Act is vital to continued
progress. WRDA provides federal
authorization for construction of
facilities and systems used to man-
age water resources, including the
Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie
Estuary. This bill, which was
approved by the House last year,
%would authorize construction of
the Indian River Lagoon South
Restoration Project and other fed-
eral water resource projects.
Once WRDA authorization is
secured, separate Congressional
funding will still have to be sought
for the project's engineering and
construction activities. Approxi-
mately $1.2 billion split equally
between the state and federal gov-
ernment is needed to implement
the Indian River Lagoon South
Restoration Project.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District can't wait and
has been moving forward to get
these much-needed projects into
the ground sooner while.anticipat-
ing WRDA authorization and cred-
it," Ms. Smith said. "Just a few
weeks ago, the District, with sup-
port from Martin County that gen-
erously helped to acquire land, has
already started construction on the
$330 million C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
Reservoir and Stormwater Treat-
ment Area project, just one of 13


southern and eastern shores, was the
overflow, trickling and spilling over its
entire south side, across the custard
apple ridge and into the dead rivers
there. Water stood all over the land
from knee deep to waist deep year
'round, except in the driestyears.
"As the water continued its flow
southward, it entered sawgrass
standing in continuous water and this
"sea of grass" reached unbroken to
nearly the state's southern tip.
"At the southwestern arc of the
lake shore, the vegetation was
sparser, consisting of great stretches
of willows and elder bushes. In this
part of the lake, the bottom was
flat and grown over with Flags,
Bonnets and high grass. When the
lake rose during heavy periods of
rain, the shoreline could expand as
much as six miles or so.
"The northern shoreline of the


components of the CERP Indian
River Lagoon South Restoration
Project."
The new reservoir and treat-
ment area will provide relief to the
health of the estuary and lagoon
more than a decade ahead of
schedule under the state's Accel-
er8 Everglades restoration initia-
tive. To date, under the leadership
of GOv. Jeb Bush, Florida has
invested $1.3 billion and commit-
ted an additional $3.2 billion
through the end of the decade to
clean up and restore America's
Everglades.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District along with our
federal, regional, county, city and
local partners need your support
to move WRDA 2006 through Con-
gress so that we can protect the
health and future of our treasured
water bodies of national signifi-
cance," Ms. Smith said.

How you can help
Contact Senators Mel Martinez
and Bill Nelson and ask them to
support WRDA:
U.S. Sen., Florida, Mel Martinez:
(202) 224-3041
U.S. Sen., Florida, Bill Nelson:
(202) 224-5274
Senate Majority Leader Bill
Frist:
(202) 224-3344.
To learn more the Indian River
Lagoon South Restoration Project
and the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan, visit
www.evergladesplan.org. To find
out more about other restoration
projects and ways you can help,
contact the South Florida Water
Management District Martin-St.
Lucie Service Center at (772) 223-
2600."
Sources for this article:
sfwmd.gov, 2006 Water Resources
Development Act.


lake offered. dense, crowded
stands of Water Oak, Cypress, Pop
ash, Rubber and Palmetto trees.
.For a distance of some 30 miles
north of the lake were prairie lands
and pine forests. This prairie land
was unbroken except for some
patches of pitchy pines some 15
inches in diameter, stretching their
branches up to 100 feet skyward.
"Dotting the prairie were
numerous small pools which
achieved their names by the types
of growth found in them, i.e. saw-
grass ponds, flag ponds and maid-
en cane.
"Meandering over this prairie
scene for a distance of more than
100 miles was the Kissimmee River.
"Cracker History of Okee-
chobee" by Lawrence Will that
Twila mentions is available in the
Okeechobee Public Library.


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Community Events


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


Ornament sales 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.


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TRUCK PARKING: The county permits these tractor-trailer rigs to
come into the residential neighborhoods and park-at their homes
overnight. The companies that allow their drivers to do this are putting
everyone at risk in these neighborhoods.

BELIEFS: To the person who is against Mr. Pritchard's' beliefs: sure
he is against abortions and gay marriages. You must not be a Christian
if you are for them. The Lord doesn't want you to kill your baby and
marry the same sex.

FREE THINKER: I am a free thinking individual and want to make
my own decisions regarding politics. What they are doing verges on
unethical mind control. ,

SERVICES: For all of you that are tax payers and paying for services
you are not receiving at the local county offices, call and complain. I
waited several moments for someone to wait on me in a county office,
and she saw me there and did not acknowledge me. My tax dollars pay
her wages. All of you elected officials that oversee these departments
pay attention, I won't vote for you next go-round.

DEBIT CARDS: I work for a bank in Tampa and banks do not place
the holds on the accounts. If you are going to use your debit card at a
gas pump, you have to hit debit first and then slide your card. If you
slide your card first, it will automatically place a hold on your account. I
found this out the hard way. As of right now, Hess is the only place that
will place a hold for up to $75 on your card if you do not do this. Gas
retailers are required to put signs on their gas pumps advising to the
customers that there may be a $75hold placed on their account if they
use their card at the pumps and not go inside to do it. A bank has no
way of placing holds on a card at all. It's an electronic transaction
when the hold is placed. (Editor's Note: While our investigation indi-
cated that Hess is the only gasoline retailer currently placing a $75
hold on gas purchases with a debit card, that may not hold true for
other places. A recent story on this subject in a West Coast newspaper
indicated there are gas retailers other than Hess in that area that
place holds on the purchaser's card.)

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Community Events

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 kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme is Son Treasure
island. Coach-RickAndreassen, 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.

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

Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Sat-
urday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500 S.R. 70,
which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Highlands,
Glades and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local, politicians will
also be in attendance. For information, contact Pat Brennan at
(863) 447-0737.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday;
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St.
Lucie. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the
best interest of abused abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application,
submit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal ref-
erence check and attend 30 hours of training that Will include
courtroom observation and independent study. For information,
call (772) 785-5804.





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Upcoming Events


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
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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 invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian 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 member-
ship 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.com/-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 infor-
mation, 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
welcome. 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or.
(863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast, For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall 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.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is anothermeeting from 6 until 7p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.,
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion. -,
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thurs'day from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or'Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183:
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m.. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100:
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcherat (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until


noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park,
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency en Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280.


Community Events

Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on
Monday, July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in
painting the mural will be honored. A reception at the Main
Street office will follow the dedication. The dedication and
reception are open to the public and Main Street members.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police
Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioners and the Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe
alternative to door-to door trick-o r-treating this year by holding
a free Halloween Festival in the parks downtown. A meeting
will be held Tuesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second St., for groups or organizations interest-
ed 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
membership meeting will be held Wednesday, July 12, begin-
ning at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. The guest 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 13, at 9 a.m. in the
Early Learning Coalition conference room, 2415 S. 29th St.,
north portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call (772) 849-
8120.

Ministry's monthly meeting slated
Hand and Hand Ministries of Palmdale will hold their month-
ly meeting Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. on the corner of Fifth and
Main at the Palmdale Community building. Food fun, and fel-
lowship 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 meeting on Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m. at the Pier II
Motel meeting room, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. All members are
encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.

Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at
the Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic
Party. The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting
will begin, at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For
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 Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m. The cost for pork
plates will be $7. An auction will be held.

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 sup-
plies. For information, call Sheila at (863) 462-5180.

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 pro-
gram 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 infor-
mation, 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 exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one
through six and space is limited. For information, call (863) 467-
7625.

Class of '77 readies for reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1977 will meet on
Tuesday, July 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., at 6 p.m. Final preparations are being made for their 30th
class reunion. For information call Karen Williamson Larson at
(863) 763-5101, Cindi Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or
Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

Chamber Coffee Match 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.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 9,2006


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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 9, 2006


Community Events


Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Parent education classes offered
' The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists'of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
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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 Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
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Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
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By Daniel Shube

Next weekend (July 14-16)
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at a sport he has yet to conquer,
golf. Armstrong will be teeing it up
at Lake Tahoe in the American
Century Championship, a Celebrity
Tour event.
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Michael Jordan, Donald Trump,
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actors Ray Romano, Cheech
Main, John O'Hqrlpy and more.
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event five times, will be absent.
Rhoden-has elevated;his game to
Ihe next lekel. He earned a condi-
tional card for the Champions Tour.
and is not able to compete in this
event.


As witnessed by Rhoden's past
play, Armstrong will find the com-
petition stiff. As a seven-time win-
ner of the Tour de France it is obvi-
ous he has the mental and physical
fortitude to win, but we'll find out if
he's got the swing!
The good news for Armstrong is
win or lose, the Lance Armstrong
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to inspire and empower people
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Sports Briefs


OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
ning July 13 until the start of school.
in August for free fast pitch softball
instruction.
This weekly instruction will be
provided to all interested athletes
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 cheer-
leading 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 current
year physical from your doctor 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 Cam-
pus, 610 S.W Second Ave.
There will be two separate ses-
sions. The first session will be from,
9,until 11:30 a.m. and will:feature
baseball for boys and soccer for
girls. The second session will be
from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and will fea-

ture 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 chil-
dren age 4 through sixth grade.
For information, contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
S'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 mem-
bers of the Big "0" Teen Anglers,
Inc. to state competition on Sept. 30


at Lake Toho.
The tournament will be a "pick
your own partner" tourney with a
70-30 payback. The entry fee will be
$100 and can be paid at the ramp,
on the morning of the tournament.
For information, contact George
Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-8145 or
Charlie Hays at (863) 763-2332.
OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will
host an alumni volleyball match at
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W
28th St., on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-num-
bered graduation years against
even numbered years.
If you would like to participate in'
this event, or if you know someone
who might be interested in playing,
contact head volleyball coach
George May at (863) 634-5836.
Admission to the match is free.
The alumni match will be fol-
lowed by an OHS volleyball team
exhibition and then a Midnight
Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
Call coach May for information.


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The 54-hole tournament will be'
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day) and NBC (Saturday and Sun-
day): The purse is $500,000 with
the winner receiving $100,000. The
format is a Modified Stableford
awarding points based on per hole
scores.
While I prefer to be out on the
course playing, with the rainy
weather we've been having, it's a
good back-up plan to watch the
celebs play. I was recently in Lake
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American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team-Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
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ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.


Red Road Academy
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Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a. child"s life? Do
you have a job skill that you
would like to teach others? Do
you belong to a civic organiza-
tion or religious organization
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word? If you answered yes to any
of these questions, please contact
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Public recycling
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Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
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plastic shopping bags; commer-
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ances; electronic devices; yard
trash'; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
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information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
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The following movies are
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Movie times for Friday, July 7,
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follows:
Theatre I "Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Satur-
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and 9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
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Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
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further than the classl-
leds.


ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home onJy. Good w/family.
(863)634-1998,
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
(863)697-3280
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
. must move. Near Basswood.
(772)293-1221
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
(863)634-4383
PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only!!! (239)842-0503
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean upn a broazel


U..arage
Yar Sles Oj45


U...rage/
Yard Sal 0 5


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get FREE .
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424





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

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


SATELLITE DISH- 3o0 Jones
University, dish' & rec, for
.home schoolers 1lyr old,
$250. (863)674-0539





Fup-The 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job lTaining 227
Sales 230

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

A/C SERVICE TECH /
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits;
401K (863)763-8391
APPLICATOR POSITIONS
SNo 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.


EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Appl. avail, at Edns' Con-
struction job site trailer.
.Mon -Fr ir.irm 7am-Bam
ONLY Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
Highway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
, market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plan's & 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
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
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


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DRIVER

NEEDED

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

2595 NW 8th Street

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SWALPOLEI0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Vehicle Maintenance Division -
Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitmentto detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
i ll'. .
Must be proficient with the following:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), 10-Key (helpful)
BENEFITS PACKAGE, DFWP
SPlease fax resume to 863-763-2882
Email Resume: aanderson@waipoleinc.com

IMMEDIATE OPENING

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



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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


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


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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 Ahn Equal Opportunity Employer







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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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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


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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 driver's license and clean
driving record required... -
Entry level pay'beginning at
$12 per hour. Benefits
include employer paid health
insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation, sick time & paid
holidays.
Applications accepted
M-F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
more info.
VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
S OR ASSISTANT .
Seeking motivated person
iih 3. yr fj '*: For a fast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70 W, Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with 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.


Services


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


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


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



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


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

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


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


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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Mm. GOldawas., Etc. 560
C 565
1.9Z ~,w ..570
oilotoblBS 575
Computer/Video 580
Craft/Supplles 585
Cruis 590
Dmpes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing-
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
supplies 625
SHousehold Items 630
Jewelry 635
-Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
SMiscellaneous 655
'Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
SEquipment 690
'Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VC7Rs 735
SWanted to Buy 7410




,A/C & HEAT, 3/2 Ton Coleman
. for Mobile Home, $300.
-(863)763-1370
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
.(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
Buying a cap? Look In the
-classifieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fledts.


ANGE: Glass Top, Magic
Chef & REFRIGERATOR, GE.
* .$175 for both, will sep.
(863)467-8723
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
' White, Like new. $375.
( S,2I5-69P-9
STOVE, GE: Elerinr:, Aimona
color, self cleaning w/glass
.,-door & clock. $50.
.-:(863)763-1370
. -TOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
' .+GE, electric. Good condition.
'$100 or best o.ffer.
(954)547-7333
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$300 (863)763-3451
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER ,
.E.'xpellenii ,:.ndition. $400,
8j)W7- 66\1


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



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



BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011-
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
ial, for 5'x8' opening, $50.-
(863)763-6216
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.
863-697-1247T
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
LaBelle.
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition. $200.
(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes, $95.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,white, blue, hdbd set up
like a house, $50
(863)467-7295


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


NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass top. $395
(863)357-1183



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
1ghz, 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
(863)843-0158


IBED, Queen, pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring & metal
frame. 3 mos. old. Paid $900
asking $500 (863)634-8118
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


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Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Country Garden
Few scenes are as peaceful and refreshing as a coun-
try garden on a spring morning. That's probably why
the garden has become such a popular, decorating
theme in recent years. Now you can give your own
home that country charm with the help of a full-
color, 24-page guidebook, "A Country Garden."
Featuring 15 country-quaint garden projects
designed for easy-to-sew and no-sew applique tech-
niques, the book includes complete step-by-step
instructions, full-size patterns and more.

Country Garden guide (No. P9132)... $7.95
Also available:
Bunnies & Friends guide (No. P9143). .. $7.95
Please add $4.00 s&h


To order, circle item(s),


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CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
(863)634-3070
CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn,1 15" sub,
w/ built In amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access Incid, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500, or best
offer (239)872-2371
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906


I Bicycles


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)697-661!8
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
Stood condition. $50
954)547-7333
END TABLES, 1 pall, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
KITCHEN BUFFET/HUTCH,
white, w/glass, doors, good
condition, $25.
(863)634-8118
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, loveseat & 3 tables.
$150(863)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


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $37,5
(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 Ga e, Savage,
" Pump. Very good condition.
$185. (502)931-8101



EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best,
offer (863)467-0668
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211
TREADMILL VOIT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
(863)673-3819 anytime,
leave message if no answer.


CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines
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
kee 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, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548



MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
ORGAN Lowry, w/bench &
music lamp. $50. LaBelle
239-822-5955 "
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 21/,
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
est offer. (863)634-2725
BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers,.JD
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BOXERPUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots; wormed. $150.
863-261-6422
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormned,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634-0758
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 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...cutell!
$250. (239)340-8503

HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
!or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
i Call 863-763-5553



TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
(863)634-6540


BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.
(863)675-0161
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
V.12 amp. $200.
(863)610-1421


Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVDO,
.$300. (863)697-8881


TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $150.
(863)675-0161
TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
(772)473-0398 or
(863)763-3039


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
(561)676-0427
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-1933



VACUUM, Hoover: Baglesi,'
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
(863)763-4098


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

AgricultureI



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865












Buy,,.- wTrade

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee.horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707,



CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Hu-
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed,
barely used. $600
(863)610-7787
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
.of grease fittings, cast iron
eng. $800.863-697-2434
FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, runs good. $275
(863)763-6591
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"

ROTO TILLER- Troy built,
Used 2 seasons, good con-
dition $300 (863)357-3632
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
$950. (863)763-3551


BARBARDOS BLACK BELLY
SHEEP (3), 1 female w/2
male babies, 3 inos. old.
$150 for all. (954)520-6707


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





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Okeechobee, Large 1BR in'
town, furnished, no pets,
$690/month, 1st & sec. +
utilities. 863-634-0322.


CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1350 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
arage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
nis, $1200/mo
(863)697-3008
OKEE., 2 Story,br, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st&sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car
Garage, Comp. renovated, w/
central air. $1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call iarry 772-216-1461
RIM CANAL; 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $950 mo. +
1st, last & sec. Call
(863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $950 mo. +
1st; last & sec. -Call
(863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental


EAGLE ISLAND RD & 144th,
85 acres off. a paved road, for-
.merly orange grove, with deep
well & drainage sales, level,
disked, suitable for a variety of
Ag use. Call (561)951-3544



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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.


BRAND NEW IN OKEECHOBEE
DIRECT FROM BUILDER- 2
to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
Svcs. (772)834-5474


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced'rear
yard, full sprinkler system..
Asking $160,000
(883)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/2, new,
CBS, vaulted ceilings, Ig
kitch, laundry, tile floors,
Master Suite, $179,900
(561)748-8118 or
ssyl@bellsouth.net
OKEECHOBEE- FSBO, 3/2,
CBS, Oak Park, New metal
roof, hurricane shutters,
newly painted exterior, CA,
$175,500 (423)421-3815
OKEECHOBEE, Like new,
'2000, DB, H.O.A. 55+, 3br,
2ba, Furnished, New roof,
$155,000. (863)763-2990
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl.
New. paint Inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
Immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158 .,,
Palm Village Ran6hl.3'/2,.
55+, Royal Wall const, car-
port, storage shed! $265k.
61-236-0293.



NORTH CAROLINA HOMES
nextto Pisgah National Forest.
(1) 3BR/2BA & (1) 4BR/2BA.
Both on acreage. Beautiful
location. Priced to Sell.
Call for info: (704)376-2102


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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
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LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
(863)467-4982 for more info.



EAGLE BAY ROOST, 28'
Coachman, Furn. 10'x26' clsd
addition. Rent paid till 01/07
$9,500. 863-801-1744
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All apple Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176
Waterfront, 2BR/1BA, in adult
park, brand new c/a & heat,
x-lg. Fla. rm., fully furn., new
apple's, $21,900.
(863)697-6059
mbennett47@hotmail.com

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 302Q
Marine Miscellamaou' 302
Motorcycles: 3030
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs803*



AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600. 863-697-0135
BASS BOAT, '90, Storm, 2000
Yamaha 175 riptide trolling
motor, Tandem axle trailer.
$13,500. (863)697-1344
BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
171/2 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
gine. $2000. (772)216-2336
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. In Moore Haven
(239)633-7173
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercrulser
I/0. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725


3637 SE 27th St,Treasure Island Subdivlsion, Okasohobee
Only minutes to the Lake via Taylor Creek
HOME: 2/1 CBS w/ vinyl siding
Metal roof
Rustic decor w/ fireplace.
Screened patio w/'bar
LOT: 75'x 110'
City water available
Zoned RM single family home / manufactured home
OWNERS: Mark and Evelyn Rumbaugh

Sllr I the HIGHEST BIDDER. REGARDLESS OF PRICES
, 10 DU) 5rr [,rn"iiu rn C,: i Io, bid '#S 12

Karlin Daniel
& ASSOC., line.
311


SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878


EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
SEA KAYAKS, (2), 131/ ft.,
lightweight, fiberglass for
easy lifting, 35 Ibs., both for
$600. (863)357-7406


Bus converted Into RV, rebuilt
eng., runs great, $1500 firm.
239-657-3387 or
505-317-5577
CAMPER: Sleeps 6, NC, New
fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
glass canoe & ores. All for
2150 Neg.863-697-8731


REESE 5TH WHEEL HITCH-
for 15K lb trailer weight,
$295 (863)467-6696


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



BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
Firm. (863)227-1879
OMC BOAT MOTOR, 14hp.
$700 (863)763-7609


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
area.
HODAKA WOMBAT 73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
. shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677 ,
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc;
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage ke t. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 FIrm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee


5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
863-467-0109
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4L
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer, Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great forbeginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075,.
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539
SUZUKI 125'83- w/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 or best offer
863-697-2434
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
863-467-0109

Automobiles$



Automobies. 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 401$
Commercial Wu 4
Constructive .. '.
Eqpme n '. '.
Frei Ca .4030
Four Wheel Drive 405
Heavy Duty Trik,4O40
Parts Ro p* 4046
Pickp l Ir .-..p '
Sport Ut 4 ,4W.
Tractor Tlaali .lff, ..
Utility Tralfr"- 4065.
Vans ',. 4070



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $6000.863-673-6266
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
power brakes, cd player, good
on gas, 6 cyl., no AC, good
cond. $900 (863)763-7609.
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'90, runs good, sand metallic
exterior, tan Interior, 1 own-
er. $1500. (239)839-0895
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266
FORD TEMPO '93- runs good,
4 dr., auto, must selll! $600.
863-634-1643
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
Good condition. Straight
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
LINCOLN TOWN CAR'88- 67K
miles, needs a little TLC,
asking $1200
(863)467-2131
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
a/c, may need new strut,
runs great, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1441
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-1290


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NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Ucensino Board will hold a public
meetIng on Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 @ 3:30. The 81 meeting wIN b hed at
then Chambers, located a Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street. Okeechobee, Floridla. For more Infomat-
tlon, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 499
NW. 5thStreet, Okeechobee, Florda 34972, (863)63-5548.
All Interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this publc meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Beard wsistr
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that avembatm
record of the proceedings is made and that the record included the nes ai d
evidence upon which the appeal wll be based. Plt ang aid OevelOet tpe
are forthe sole purpose of backup tor oficial records ofile Oeparthnt
Vickle Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee Couny Construcuon
145130 ON 7/2,e/2006
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Property. 915
Condos/
,Twnhouses Rent920
fIrm Property.
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Rleort Property -
RFlint 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



NolfOKEE-2Br,i Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. st & sec. No PetsI
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vIdpasurfinthenet.net


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SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
(863)357-0506


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



FORD BRONCO '93-4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van in trade
(239)839-4883
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice Interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723



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


COIL SPRINGS- 3. For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008 ;
RANCH HAND FTBUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will t 99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metalfc silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$350 neg. (863)697-8906
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug drims,
Goodyear Wrangler
36x12.O5x16.5LT. 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 F100 1974,2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle'
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 est
offer. (561)633-1371


GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, drivers side front
end damage 145,700 ml.
$1800 neg. (63)763-4149


UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 126, dde 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.,
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149


THURSDAY JULY 13ih 6 p.m.
C13S Conalfront Hoine and Adjoining Building Lot
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12 AGRICULTURE The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 9, 2006


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is announcing that a set of
new rules has gone into effect
that provide improved protection
for consumers who contract with
pest control companies for ter-
mite service.
All contracts, issued by pest
control companies for termite
control must now clearly tell con-
sumers if the contracts cover sub-
terranean termites, drywood ter-
mites, or both. If they don't cover
Formosan termites, a particularly
aggressive form of subterranean
termite, the company has to clear-
ly state that.
"The average homeowner
may not understand that there are
differences in the types of termites
that can invade their homes as
well as differences in the kinds of
protections that address each
insect," Bronson said. "We have
found that many people do not
realize, they are not. protected
against one or the other until their
home is damaged and it is too
late. "Another important change
that goes into effect immediately
is that companies that perform
only "spot" treatments post that
information on treatment stickers
in the structure. Existing homes
may be treated prior to being
sold, especially when pre sale
inspections show some termite
activity. Sellers may opt for a less
expensive spot treatment rather
than a full treatment. Until now
the treatment sticker did not have
to specify that it was a "spot"
treatment.
"This is especially important
for home buyers," Bronson said.
"Buyers of existing homes may be
told that a house has been treated
before they buy it, but not
informed the treatment, was only
to a limited part of the building.
Now they will know if the treat-
ment was full or partial."
Other changes in the contract
rule require that pest control
companies, retreat infestations
covered by a contract within nine-
ty days (180 days for multiunit
structures). Previously there was
no time limit on when the service
had to be provided. Companies
are now also prohibited from
denying retreatment or repairs if
they were: aware of a construction
defect or other condition con-
ducive to termite infestation,.such
asawater leak and did not inform
the property owner and allow
them to repair it.
Nearly all contracts have limi-
tations and exclusions under
which treatment or repair, does
not have to be done, for example
if there is a plumbing leak. Prior to
this rule change, a company,
could be aware of a defect, collect
renewals for several years, and
then deny retreatment or repairs
when they became necessary.
Pest control companies have a
year to change their contracts to
reflect these requirements.-
"The practices these rules
require are already common to all



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house has been treated before they buy it, but
not informed the treatment was only to a limit-
ed part of the building. Now they will know if the
treatment was full or partial."
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good pest control companies, but
we need these rules to prevent a
few from taking advantage of
contract loopholes and not pro-
tecting consumers from termite
damage," Bronson said.
Bronson says the rule change
information is particularly valu-
able to consumers right now
because July is the drywood ter-
mite season and homeowners
need to take steps to protect their


homes from these damaging
pests while at the same time pro-
tecting their rights in pest control
contracts.
Consumers can get more
information on termite protec-
tion, the difference between sub-
terranean or drywood termites or
file a complaint against a pest
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