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Police Olympics: Sgt. Hill competes in events


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School board


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items on agenda


Federer beats Nadal
for Wimbledon title
WIMBLEDON, England
(AP) Nobody can stop
Roger Federer on grass.
No. 1 got even against No.
2 as Federer ended .a five-
match losing streak, to Rafael
Nadal on Sunday, winning 6-
0,7-6 (5),-6-7 (2),.6-3 to earn ,".-
his fourth.straight Wimble-
don title arid eighth Grand.
Slam champion-ship.
Nadal had beaten Federer
inl four finals this year, includ-
ing at the French Open last
month, but couldn't match
him on the Swiss star's
favorite surface.
Not here, not in mykhouse,
not on Centre Court, not on
the biggest stage in tenrfis.
That was Federer's response
to the 20.- ear-old Spaniard's
S challenge.
After dropping the third
set, the onl\ set he lost all
tournament, Federer lifted
his game. in. the fourth to
show who's boss.
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Okeechooee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee Police Sgt. William Hill won three silver medals in the Florida Police and
Fire Games held last month in Jacksonville. Sgt. Hill won the medals in practical shoot-
ing, shotgun and three-gun match shooting. Sgt. Hill's 2005 silver medals in three-gun
match, automatic uniform security leather and shotgun are hanging proudly above a
picture of Sgt. Hill's father, Jack Hill, the first canine officer in Okeechobee County.
Local police officer earns silver medals


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
, .Sgt. William.Hill is adding to
the already impressive collec-
tion of medals displayed on the
wall of his office directly above
an early picture of his father,
Jack Hill, taken during a police
canine demonstration at Okee-
chobee High School in the early
70's.
Sgt. Hill recently won three
silver medals at the 2006 Florida
Police' and Fire Games in Jack-
sonville. He won these medals
in practical shooting gun belt,
shot gun and three-gun match
shooting against the best law
enforcement competition in the
state. He also finished in fourth
place in the archery event, just
outside of the medal awards.
This was the fifth year of
competition for Sgt. Hill in what


is equivalent to the 'Olympic
Games for law enforcement
personnel.
"I always heard about the
Police Olympics, which are
now called the Florida Police
and' Fire Games," stated Sgt.
Hill. "But, I never thought that I
was. good enough to compete
at that level."
Sgt. Hill was more than good
enough to compete. The veter-
an law enforcement officer is a
state-certified firearms instruc-
tor. and is a range instructor for
the Indian River Community
College Police Academy. In
2005 he picked up three silver,
medals at the Games in three-
gun match, automatic uniform
security leather and in shotgun.
"Being around me, he grew
up with guns," stated his father,.
Jack Hill. "He started shooting
at targets with a BB, gun when


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he was 4 years old. We realized
that he had a genuine interest
and talent for it. He also loved
the outdoors and spent many
hours exploring the woods."
When Sgt. Hill was .12 years
old, he traveled to Alaska with
his father and shot his first Cari-
bou.
"We're really proud of him,"
said his father. "He has really
groomed himself over the years
and it shows in his accomplish-
ments."
The Florida Police and Fire
Games were established in
1985 and attract nearly 5,000
competitors from over 200 dif-
ferent agencies. They offer 45
Olympic-style sporting events
including, but not .limited to,
arm wrestling, a variety of
shooting events, archery, base-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Reflecting the slower pace
of summertime, the Okee-
chobee County School Board
will be facing an agenda of only
six action items when they
meet Tuesday evening, July 11.
Highlights of the meeting
will be recognition of the FFA
Ag mechanics team from
Okeechobee High School,
recognition of Magi Cable for
being a participant on Florida's
Grade. 8 FCAT Science
Rangefinder Committee and
being selected as Outstanding
Biology: Teacher of Forida, and'
recognizing Inez Faircloth, sec-
lelar\ bookkeeper, special pro-
grams and Mary Kennedy, aide,
Everglades Elementary upon
their retirements.


Turning to action items, the
board will consider adopting
new job descriptions for
instructional technology spe-
cialist, security monitor, school
social worker, transportation
route specialist, and transporta-
tion training and safety special-
ist. The board will also consider
revised job descriptions for
assistant foreman, guidance
counselor and non-instruction-
al technology specialist.
Also on the agenda is
approval of contracts to reroof
buildings 18 & 19 at Okee-
chobee High School and reroof
Seminole Elementary School.
The board \\ill also consider
a change order for the reroof-
ing project on Everglades Ele-
mentary. School and consider
approval of the district strategic
action plant for 2006-07.


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Starz shine at yard sale
The overcast day and the possibility of rain could not keep the Chobee Starz cheer-
leaders from their yard sale at the Brahman Theatre parking lot on Saturday. The
yard sale helps defray the cost of uniforms and expenses that may occur during the
season. The girls (left to right) are: Tiffany Frederick, Kimberly Hernandez, Ashlelgh
Ezard, Erica Frederick and Marlina Dunn.


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State marks Everglades restoration milestone


MARTIN COUNTY- In anoth-
er milestone for Florida's Accel-
er8 Everglades restoration initia-
tive, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP),
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and Martin
County officials celebrated com-
pletion of two four-acre reser-
voirs Friday less than four
months after breaking ground.
Project managers will use data
generated by the two test cells to
design the $330 million full-scale
3,400-acre C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
Reservoir and Stormwater Treat-
ment Area project. Part of the
State's plan to fast track the
restoration of America's Ever-
glades, the massive reservoir and
treatment wetland will capture,
store and treat water from the C-
44 basin to improve water quali-
ty, revitalize wildlife habitat and
improve the health of the St.
Lucie Estuary and Indian River
Lagoon.
To mark the progress, SFWMD
project managers and engineers
provided a series of 20-minute
guided tours of the test cells
throughout the day. The two test
cells currently hold 92 acre-feet of
water equivalent to about 30
Olympic-sized swimming pools.


"The C-44 Reservoir and
Storrhwater Treatment Area Pro-
ject test cells are an essential part
of the larger water project," said
DEP Sec. Colleen Castille. "Not
only will these facilities greatly
improve water quality in the estu-
aries, but will also provide refuge
for wildlife and recreational
opportunities such as fishing and
bird-watching."
The information collected by
the test cells will .be used to
enhance the timing and delivery
of water flow to the St. Lucie
Estuary. The South Florida Water
Management District also recent-
ly completed two test areas of
treatment wetlands to help proj-
ect managers determine opti-
mum grading techniques and
vegetation growth conditions.
The information will be used in
the construction of larger
stormwater treatment areas that
use plants to naturally cleanse
excess nutrients from water. Both
pilot projects will provide engi-
neers with critical water quality
and seepage information to
design and build the entire C-44,
reservoir and stormwater treat-
ment area on former agricultural
land.
"We invited the public to


come witness our progress first-
hand," said SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
"Today is proof that the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, along with our state and
county partners, are taking neces-
sary actions to get the water right
and get critical restoration proj-
ects into the ground sooner."
Located in Martin County,
halfway between Lake Okee-
chobee and the Indian River
Lagoon, the completed C-44
reservoir will span 3,400 acres
holding water up to 15 feet deep.
The above-ground reservoir will
provide 50,600 acre-feet of water
storage the same capacity as
25,000 Olympic-sized swimming
pools. The massive water storage
area will work together with
6,300 acres of stormwater treat-
ment area to capture and treat
water before it is released to the
C-44 Canal and flows to the Indi-
an River Lagoon and St. Lucie
Estuary. The first phase., of full
project construction will begin in
the fall, with completion sched-
uled by the end of 2009.
Announced by Governor Jeb
Bush in October 2004, Acceler8 is
stepping up the pace of funding,
design and construction to com-


plete eight critical Everglades
restoration projects over seven
years. At substantial savings to
taxpayers, the projects will
restore 100,000 acres of wet-
lands, expand water treatment.
areas by close to 29,000 acres and
provide 418,000 acre-feet of addi-
tional water storage for Ever-
glades restoration a decade
ahead of schedule.
The C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
Reservoir/STA Project is one of
four Acceler8 projects launched
this year. In February, the State
started construction on three
treatment wetland -expansions
and the C-43 Caloosahatchee
West Storage Reservoir. The
Acme Basin B Discharge Project
construction was initiated in
June.
Under the leadership of Gov-
ernor Bush, Florida. has forged
ahead to implement the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan with an investment of $1.3
billion and a commitment for an
additional $3.2 billion through
the end of the decade to clean up
and restore the famed River of
Grass.
For more information on
Acceler8, visit www.ever-
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor.
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.:
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation;
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and,'
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an.,
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of,
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to 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'soffice, 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.

Lotto players share $19M jackpot
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto
numbers to share a jackpot of $19 million, lottery officials said Sun-
day.
The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Orlando and .
Miami, officials said.
A total of 86 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,332 each; i
5,820 tickets matched four numbers for $76 each; and 122,222 tick-
ets matched three numbers for $5 each.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 4-7-25-371 j
45-51.


Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Hospice yard sale
Freda Hirst volunteers Saturday at the Hospice of Okee-
chobee monthly yard sale. Even the overcast skies could
not keep Bob Keebler from shopping.


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ball, basketball, a bass tourna-
ment, bench,- press, billiards,
bowling,. boxing, chess, cross-
cpuntry rpn, cycling, darts; domi-
nos, track and field, flag football.
golf, horseshoes, karate,
wrestling, mountain biking,
mounted police competition,
poker, motorcycle, power lifting,
racquet ball, roller hockey, soccer,
flag football, golf, marathons,
horseshoes, softball, swimming
events, table tennis, tennis, and
volleyball.
Sgt. Hill, has already begun
making plans to attend the next
games to be held in Sarasota on
June 17-23, 2007 and on June 15-
21,2008.
For information on the Florida
Police and Fire Games, visit their
website at www.lawgames.org.
Then click on Florida games at left
side of screen.,


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Caterpillars eat many times their weight in foliage


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week this column high-
lighted the kinds of flowers needed
by Okeechobee area butterflies.
This week our attention turns to
the kinds of plants needed to feed
"baby butterflies" the food
plants for caterpillars.
Butterfly Haven will open to the
public on Saturday, July 22, 2006.
Located at Arnold's Wildlife Reha-
bilitation Center north of Okee-
chobee, many volunteers have put
in countless hours of work at this
unique community garden. While
few people will be able to install a
project like this one a half-acre
free-range butterfly garden that is
shaped like a Zebra Longwing -
almost anyone can encourage
year-round visits by planting some
of their favorite larval food
sources.

Caterpillar habitat
The basics of wildlife habitat
are the same: food, water, and,
shelter. What. rakes butterfly
habitat more complicated is the
way these insects develop. The


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pretty flowers produce sweet liq-
uid nectar that is used by many
adult butterflies as a source of
moisture and energy. But baby
butterflies we know them as
caterpillars are
different. Designed by nature to be
eating machines, they consume
many times their weight in foliage.
If the right kinds of leaves are not
present, the caterpillar can not
grow, and there will be no butter-
flies.
There is one curious exception
to the plant-eating diets of caterpil-
lars: Harvester butterfly caterpillars.
are the only known predatory but-
terflies in North America. Larval
Harvesters eat woolly aphids, scale
insects or treehoppers that are
found on certain trees. The trees
that host this special food source
include only one locally adapted
plant the Carolina or Pop Ash.
So planting this tree to grow these


Special to Okeechobee News/Dan Culbert,
The Zebra Longwing is Florida's state butterfly.


Special to OKeecnobee News/Sue Arnold
Butterfly Haven's design, created by Don Farese of Lucida
Design, was inspired by the Zebra Longwing.


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We are owned by a journalistic
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invested in our mission of
community service through
good local journalism.


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community and want to stay
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sucking insects for caterpillar food
may be essential to see Harvesters
in our area of the state.
Florida Yard owners that wish to
have colorful butterflies know that
if they want more of these flying
jewels, certain plants around their
landscape will look ragged. And if
the desire is to see certain kinds of
butterflies, specific kinds of plants
inust be in the area for egg laying
and caterpillar chewing.

Butterfly groups
have similar needs
Butterflies' relatives are grouped
on similar physical characteristics.
Often these groups have similar lar-
val plant food needs. This will
make it easier for enthusiastic but-
terfly gardeners to plan for the
kinds of creatures they wish to see
in their Florida Yard.
Some caterpillars prefer leaves
from certain trees and shrubs com-
mon in our area. Enthusiastic but-
terfly gardeners don't need to add
these to the local landscape. For
example, larval Viceroys need Wil-
low trees, while Emperor Caterpil-
lars consume leaves of hackberry
trees.
Swallowtails need different
kinds of woody plants for their
habitat. Palamedes Swallowtail eat
any of the several Bay trees found in
our wetland areas, Tiger Swallow-
tails consume the Bay leaves, but
can get by with Tuliptrees, Black
Cherry or Ash which are, not
well adapted to local areas. The
Giant Swallowtail will eat any of the
citrus relatives such as the native
Wild Lime or Hercules Club, but to
the detriment of citrus growers,
they can also eat foliage from
Orange or Grapefruit Trees..
Among the Brush-foot butter-
flies, some larvae have specific
dietary needs, while others have
broad food plant choices. Ameri-
can Lady caterpillars need sun-
flower relatives like Ironweed (Ver-
nonia) or Rabbit 'Tobacco aka
Cudweed (Gnaphalium obtusifoli-
um). Red Admirals need various
nettles to feed on and thank
goodness that the locally Jound
False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
is not the stinging kind. Ever won-
der why the Painted Lady is so'
common? Part of it is that there are
hundreds of larval host plants for
their caterpillars, including many
thistles, mallows, and various
legumes.
Favored foods of many of the
small Grass Skippers are lawn
grasses, sedges, and native grasses.
Others have very specific diet needs
such as saw palmettos or cannas.
Anther group the Spread-wing
Skippers prefer to eat legumes
including weedy beggar's ticks
(Desmodium triflorum), clover


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found in pastures, or even the
beans in our vegetable gardens.
A final group of local butterflies
worth noting are the various Sul-
phurs and Whites. Among the
three kinds of local sulphurs,
legumes are their favored diet, so
plants as the Cassias and joint
vetches (Aeschynomene sp.) can
be used to encourage these yellow
beauties. The White butterflies,
such as the Cabbage Butterfly,
rarely need encouragement. As
their name implies, they are fond of
plants from the mustard family,
including cultivated cabbage, wet-
land water cress, and the common
weedy Shepard's Purse.
Butterflies can be encouraged
by making some changes in the
way you care for your Florida Yard.
These "flying flowers" can be more
common if some host plants can
be spared from mowing or herbi-
cides. Adding critical plants to your
Florida Yard can also be done, but
remember the basics of growing
plants still apply: don't put plants
where they are not adapted. After
the Independence Day holiday, I'll
be posting on the Internet a chart
listing local butterflies and their
favored nectar and larval plants.
Please let me know if you see any
additions or corrections to. this list-
ing we want it to work for our
community.

Chew on this event
The public grand opening of
"Butterfly Haven" takes place Sat-
urday, July. 22, 2006 from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Admission for adults,
with no charge for children 12 and
under, will -include a snack and a
beverage. In addition to a butterfly
garden tour, visitors also will be
able to see .the other beautiful and
exotic creatures (panthers, bob-
cats, gators and many others)


found at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabili-
tation Center. Come enjoy guided
tours of the hiking trail and self-
guided tours of the nature trail,
located at 14895 NW 30th Terrace,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972. For more
information about the Center go to
their website,
www.arnoldswildlife.org or call
863-763-4630.
I've placed more information


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


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Community Events

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

Chamber Coffee Klatch planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, July 20, at Brennan Eye Care, 710 S.
Parrott Ave.,. beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-
0595..

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.

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 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., \\ill hold its
.acatiorrBible school July 24-29 from 6 dntil 9 p.m. The fheme for
|^^, is5e he,-Amazon,-.A Jo.urgey to Discover esus. For
information, call (863) 763-6602 or 1..63.) 467-5503.

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.


School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annu-
al school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee
County. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is
needed to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make dona-
tions; or to inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the
Mission at (863) 763-5725.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing 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 tp get a certificate
of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877
for registration.





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Guest Commentary


Mural depicts important era i


By Haynes E. Williams
and Susan Williams

Today, July 10, Okeechobee
Main Street's inaugural mural enti-
tled Williams Family Cattle Drive
will be dedicated to the communi-
ty of Okeechobee.
While this mural depicts an
important era in the history of
Okeechobee County and the state
of Florida, it also represents a new
era for Okeechobee preserving
the area's vibrant history by captur-
ing it in the form of symbolic
murals.
We, the owners of The
Williams Building on North Parrott


Avenue where the mural has been
an interesting work in progress,
want to express our appreciation
and gratitude to all of the people
who have worked so diligently on
this project.
We want to give recognition to
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural
and Visual Arts Program for its
vision and mission of using murals
to commemorate historic times
and events that have shaped Okee-
chobee as it is today.
We want to thank the Mural
'Committee for choosing our build-
ing as the location for the inaugural
mural and for approving the con-
ceptual design that depicts a vivid
memory from Haynes' youth.


Upcoming Events

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 inforrfiation, 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 another meeting from 6 until 7 p.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 Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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 Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office 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 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
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.
t


* We want to thank Bridgette
Waldau, chairperson of Okee-
chobee Main Street's Mural Com-
mittee and the inspirational leader
of the entire group of artists, for her
devotion and dedication to the
integrity and accuracy of the design
of the mural. Her tireless guidance
is evidenced by the awesome dis-
play of artistic talent that adorns the
side of The Williams Building. '
We want to thank the young
artists selected by the Mural Com-
mittee to contribute their collective
talents to the painting of this his-
toric mural: Lindsay Crum, Rocky
Huddleston, Taneisha Mitchell,
Rachel Muros, Brianna Nunez,
Jack Radebaugh, Hannah Sadler,


in history

Donny Sheldon, Nick Valcaniant
and Gabrielle Velie. i
These young artists appear in
the mural as movie-goers waiting ,
outside the Gilbert Theatre as the
cattle drive progresses through .
Okeechobee in 1937.
We want to thank the following
artists who have so graciously i
donated their time and energy to i
the painting of this historic mural:
Fawn McNeil Barr, Maureen Bur-
roughs, T.J. Condon and Jillian
Warren.
We want to take this opportuni-
ty to wish Okeechobee Main
Street's Mural and Visual Arts Pro-
gram continued success in future
projects.


Community Events

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

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police
Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers and the Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe alter-
native to door-to door trick-or-treating this year by holding' a free
Halloween Festival in the parks downtown. A meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street office, 111 N.E.
Second St., for groups or organizations interested in participating
or donating prizes. For information, call the Main Street Office at
(863) 357-6246.

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, beginning
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 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.

Airboat group meets July 13
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its month-
ly meeting on Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m. at the Pier II Motel meeting
room, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. All members are encouraged to attend.
Snacks will be provided.

Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at
the Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic
Party. The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.

Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet July 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 supplies. For infor-
mation, 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. Regis-
tration 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 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 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.


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VLW 1 1 Ground broken for new funeral home


Submitted to Okeechobee News
The entire Buxton family was present for the beginning of
their reinvestment in the Okeechobee community. A private
groundbreaking ceremony was held, the ground on which
the new funeral home is being built was consecrated and
construction on the new 15,000 sq ft. building has begun.


Ranch donation
Jenny Stewart, of Waste Management, presents a $1,500
donation to Scott Fraser, of Real Life Children's Ranch.
Okeechobee Landfill earmarked the money to be used for
vacation activities for the children. The children and staff
have expressed the excitement for the donation and extend
their appreciation to Okeechobee Landfill. The Real Life
Children's Ranch has been operating in Okeechobee since
1957 under the careful guidance and direction of the Fras-
er family. The Ranch runs a debt-free operation and relies
primarily on generous donations to continue offering lov-
ing homes to children in need. For more information about
the Real Life Children's Ranch, please call 863-763-4242.


Buxton Funeral Home was
established as a solely owned
and operated family business in
August of 1980. The owners, Paul
and Marilyn Buxton had two
sons, Matthew and Timothy,
when they moved to the area.
Subsequently two more children,
daughter, Rachel and son, Philip
were born. All children were edu-
cated in the Okeechobee school
system. Matthew and Timothy,
both licensed funeral directors,
work within the family business.
Rachel, residing in New York City,
is employed as a writer and editor
with "Guide Post Publications"
and Philip will soon be graduat-
ing with a business degree from
the University of South Florida
after which he will also obtain his
mortuary degree and join the
family business.
During Hurricanes Frances
and Jean the Buxton Funeral
Home and its contents incurred a
total loss. The 6,500 sq.' foot
building, serviced many needs of
the community and the Buxton
family had become known for
their quality service and family
atmosphere, putting ministry
first.
The road to recovery has been
long and hard. During this time
period, the Buxtons have made
every effort to maintain their high
level of service and commitment
to the Okeechobee community
and due to the gracious generosi-
ty of several churches they have
managed to maintain operation.
The Buxton family extends
their sincere appreciation to all
who have remained so faithful to
their ministry during the past two
years. Their hearts have been
touched by people's willingness
to work around the obstacles that
exist as a result of the loss and
they are particularly thankful that
the. quality of service is recog-
nized over temporary facilities.
On Mother's Day weekend,


Donation helps neglected horses
Okeechobee has warmed to the plight of 15 starved and neglected horses whose owner
turned over to Okeechobee Animal Control. Double M Feed and Tack's (left to right)
Chris and Gary McNab donate a $500 gift certificate to Claire Hudson of Okeechobee
Animal Control to help with care of the horses.


the entire Buxton family was
present for the beginning of their
reinvestment in the Okeechobee
community. A private ground-
breaking ceremony was held, the
ground on which the new funeral
home is being built was conse-
crated and construction on the
new 15,000 sq ft. building has
begun.
The new funeral home, built in
the design of country elegance
with a wrap around porch, will
house two chapels, a separate
viewing room, lounge, and the
latest in technological equipment


to meet the needs and desires of
those experiencing a loss.
Although a traditional casket
selection room will be available,
for those who wish, digital selec-
tion will also be made available.
The new metal structure built
during the interim period houses
two, state of the art, crematories
with a lounge for those wishing to
be present for the actual crema-
tion. Also, within that building is
an embalming room with an
adjoining room specifically
designed strictly for dressing and
final preparation.


Every thought for detail hli.
been given to ensure the be";i
there is to offer in every aspeci
that could possibly be imagined.
There will also be off street par]I
ing for approximately 80 vehicles,
Close Construction has ea&i
mated occupancy to be in tinr,
for the Buxton Funeral Home's
annual Evening of Remembrance
which is traditionally held on i ..
Saturday following Thanksgiving.
The Buxton family requests
your prayers for the safety of all
workers involved in the construe -
tion of their new facility.


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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 Thurs-
day 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Superman
Returns" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:30 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
-senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4. '
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.
You canbe 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 pro-
gram. It's a'proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an. River, Martin, St. Lucie and
, Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jqrdan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
inig Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
SIndian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon. Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.


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Your local Florida Diagnostic
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(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings qn speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
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BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
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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
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CHOCOLATE LAB, Female,.
pink collar w/name "Lady",
since 7/3 in SW section.
Family dog, greatly missed.
(863)467-5188 REWARD!!!
SHIH-TZU Tan & White, Ap-
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Off Hwy 98 onto 70. Call
(863)253-0271
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ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
(863)634-1998
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
(863)697-3280
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
must move. Near Basswood.
(772)293-1221
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
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PIT BULL, blue female, loves
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with a variety of roads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Appi; avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fdri 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.


Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
, work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid 'holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-.
sume to (863)-763-6337.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com
EXP. TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drive 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
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
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 NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:..
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
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a non-certified operator for training in lieu of a cer-
tified operator. Must possess a valid FL Drivers
License. Only those with a three year clean driv-
ing record need apply. Shift work and week-ends
are required. Applications will be accepted until
opening is filled at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority located at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL
34974. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug
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Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
skills.
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SStart a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as' aer ified Nursng Aksitant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/trainingat Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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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


SERVERS
NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fleds.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or'
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
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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-
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you check with the Better
business Bureau at
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complaints.
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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
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we may not be aware of the
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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 ill,.ur hlifng ne-erJ
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.


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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.


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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 520
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items. 650
Miscellaneous 055
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies ,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools S Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television./Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


A/C & HEAT, 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


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

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
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,
fink,white, blue, hdbd set up
ike a house, $50
(863)467-7295



CRYSTAL, Waterford, stem-
ware, decanters, specialty
pieces, Alanaattern, $500
(863)610-1964


HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
(863)634-8708


NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass top. $395
(863)357-1183
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Supplies 058


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, 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
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, good
condition, $25.
(863)634-8118
LIVING ROOM SE' Cjuc r,.
'.:rjl lo IOSveS'il & : 1, I8
1 $J50 863);763-6.J9 1 -
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, like new, $125.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749
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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
Remninton. 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



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, VOlT 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.


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AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 2/%
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
best offer. (863)634-2725
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 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, dewormed,
$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...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503



TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
(863)634-6540
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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
V12 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, 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 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


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
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
(863)675-4970
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry, exc cond $20
(863)675-2596


VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
(863)763-4098
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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
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345

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CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Hu-
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed,
barely used. $600
(863)610-7787
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
of grease fittings, cast iron
eng. $800.863-697-2434
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"
cut, 3wks new, paid $1000,
sell for $700 (863)357-3632
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 mos. old,
$150 for all. (954)520-6707


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

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



N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st& sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(@surfinthenet.net
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished, no pets,
$690/month, 1st & sec. +
utilities. 863-634-0322


House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541 '
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
Garage, 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, 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 Barry 772-216-1461


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NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,"
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants,'
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP

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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 ,
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L' Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
Svcs. (772)834-5474
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/2, new
CBS, vaulted ceilings, Ig
kitch, laundry, tile floors,
OMaster Suite, $179,900
5 -b6)48-8118 or
isyl@bellsouth.net
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
TREASURE ISLAND- Best
Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage,
'below market $95,000
(561)746-2921/262-1390

Mobile Homes



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




LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
Pay.weekly or monthly. Call
(863)467-4982 for more info.


Recreation 1
VITIT III


EAGLE ISLAND RD & 144th,
85 acres off a paved road, for-
merly orange grove, with deep
well & drainage swales, 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 Sale1015
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 1085
Resort Property -
Sale 1970
Warehouse Space 10T75
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33-dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.
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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 Ib 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-
talls. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
area.
HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 ml., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm ,
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 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, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer. Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539
SUZUKI 125'83- w/Reverse.
Runs greatly $400 or best offer
863-697-2434


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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 Mercruiser
I/0. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
SEA KAYAKS, (2), 13% ft.,
lightweight, fiberglass for
easy lifting, 35 lbs., both for
$600. (863)357-7406
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Automobiles



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



COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266


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
FORD TEMPO '93 runs good,
4 dr., auto, must selll2 $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
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
(863)673-6266


LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88- 67K
miles, needs a little TLC,.
asking $1200
(863)467-2131
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-
er, $2500 (863)467-6805
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
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
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


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


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
S(561)633-1371
WORK BODY TRUCK- Ford
F250 w/tool body & lift tail
gate, 351 Cleveland, $500
neg (863)675-7321


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 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
$250 neg. (863)697-8906
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
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115j


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)35.7-3981
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
JoIn ai the people who
say, "I sold It hi te dclas-


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 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149


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


Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area:
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.


GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, hag
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149 .


Community Events


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

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 opportuni-
ty 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 Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.

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 Athara 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.

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

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via. e-mail to:
ohs l987reunion@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
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee 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 par-
ticipants. 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.


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

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

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

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

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


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