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Couey's attorney
wants trial moved
TAVARES (AP)-An attor-
ney for the man accused of
kidnapping, raping and killing
9-year-old Jessica Lunsford
wants the trial moved Tarther
away from Citrus County, a
request again denied by the
judge Wednesday.
Daniel Lewan, a public
defender representing John
Evander Couey, argued that
too many potential jurors
interviewed Monday and-
Tuesday knew from news
reports that Couey had con-
fessed to the crimes.
Page2

Dow down more
than 100 points
NEW YORK (AP) -
Stocks' losses steepened
Wednesday afternoon as
investors sold off following a
drop in oil inventories that
raised Wall Street's.concerns
about higher oil prices and ris-
ing inflation. The Dow Jones
industrial' average lost as
much as 119 points in after-
noon trading. ,
"Energy is in the back of .
people's minds," said Sam
Stovall, chief investment
strategist, U.S. equity
research, Standard &. Poor's.
"We're not out. of the inflation
woods yet." P
Page 12

Drought Index
Current: 483
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.18 feet.

Lake level
LastYear:
16.54 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
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Community Events ... .4
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School quality plan reviewed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognitions for achievement
and presentation of the district's
strategic plan were highlights of
'the July 11 meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board.
The FFA Ag Mechanics Team
was recognized as state champi-
ons. The team will go on to
national competition. Members
of the team are Jesse .Douglas,
Brent Hill, Jake Johnson and A.J.
Surnmerford. Brandon Weaver is
the coach.
Inez Faircloth,
secretary/bookkeeper, grants
and special programs, was hon-
ored upon her retirement after
30 years of service to the school
district.


Dr. Patricia Cooper, superin-
tendent of schools, presented
the district strategic plan for the
2006-07 school years.
"This is truly a comprehen-
sive project," she said as she paid
tribute to the principals and staff
who contributed to the report.
The report consists of five
goals: to promote and encour-
age student achievement, to pro-
vide excellent, meaningful
opportunities for all students, to
prepare students to enter :he
workforce or' postsecondary
education,, to continue to
encourage active partnership
with all stakeholders, and to pro-
vide a safe and secure learning
environment for all students..
'Each goal has from five to
nine objectives. Each objective


has a person or persons respon-
sible for that objective and an
evaluation criteria for measuring
progress toward that objective.
When the budget is approved,
)each objective will have an
amount of money assigned for
its accomplishment.
Dr. Cooper noted that there
are still 24 instructional vacan-
cies, most of them are for ele-
mentary or ESE teachers.
"We want to applaud
schools, parents and teachers,"
she said concerning the B FCAT
,g:rade that the school district
In other action, the board:
approved new job descrip-
tions for instructional technology
See Plan --Page 2


Butterfly garden: Butterflies are free to come and go


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The new free-roaming butterfly garden located at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Cen-
ter offers visitors a look at numerous species of butterflies, bumblebees, moths, hum-
mingbirds and other creatures in a natural open-air environment. There are numerous
places to sit and observe the butterflies that inhabit the new one-half acre garden or to
simply enjoy the flowers and plants'that attract them.

Center creates fantasy attraction
By LornaJablonski
Okeechobee Ne%% s, 1M."'.


If you like nature, Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
is the place to visit' in north-
west Okeechobee County. The
facility is home to African ser-
val cats, Florida panthers, bob-
cats, deer, owls, parrots,, tor-
toises, and other wild animals.
The newest addition to the
center is their one-half acre,
free-roaming butterfly garden.
It is home to numerous species
of butterflies, moths, bumble-
bees, hummingbirds and other
creatures.:
What is unique about this
butterfly garden is the fact that
it is free-roaming. Other facili-
ties have butterfly gardens, but
they are confined inside netted'
areas. Arnold's garden is totally
open. It has been built on a
one-half acre site surrounded
by wetlands, woods and pas-
tures. There are. no nets or
walls. The butterflies are free'


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Mary Kennedy, center, aide atEverglades Elementary School,
recently retired after 31 years' service to the school district.
She was honored at the July 11 meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board by Kenna Noonan, left, a teacher at
Everglades .who was filling in for Everglades' principal Joni
Ard and Dr. Patricia Copper, right, superintendent of schools.


Code board



sets fines


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News.
What started out as a short
agenda got even smaller as
City of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Offlicei Fred Ster-
ling deleted three of six sched-
uled agenda items at the code
.board's meeting Tuesday, July.
S '11. .. .
The three cases were delet-
:'ed because the property own-
ers came into compliance:
Louis Neal, Sr. at 1005 N.\V.
Eighth Ave., Gloria Rodriquez,
at 914 N.W. Second St., and,
Louis Jr. and Susan Doughty at
1211 S.W. 10th Drive.
The case involving Building
Blocks Academy, 1811 S.W.
Second Ave., was tabled until
the board's next regularly


scheduled meeting. Mack
Worley, board chairman,
asked Mr. Sterling to check
with John Cook, city attorney,
about the status of zoning and'
whether the issue should even
be before the code board. The
academy had been cited for
not having an occupational
license due to a portion of its
property not being properly
zoned for a day care.
..In action items, the-board.
set one line on a property
xhr.:iste :, ner li\ es out of state
and assessed an administra-
tive fee on a repeat offender.
They found property at 503
S.E. 10th Ave., owner Maria
Becerra, out of compliance for
general cleaning and beautifi-
cation and set a fee of $20 a
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to come and go as they"please..
The site was an old orange
grove that had been destroyed
by Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne in 2004, Volunteers
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Plan

Continued From Page 1
specialist, security ,monitor,
school social worker, transporta-
tion route specialist, and trans-
portation training and safety spe-
cialist;
9 approved revised job
description for assistant foreman,
guidance counselor, and non-
instructional specialist;
awarded a contract to Surf
Sky Roofing for $203,269 for re-


Fines

Continued From Page 1
day to start 15 days after receipt
of notice.
The board assessed a $50 fee
to cover administrative costs to
Shannon Martin and her siblings


Garden
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butterflies and other :critters
could gather as they pleased.
"We are a rehabilitation cen-
ter, not a zoo," stated Mrs.,
Arnold. "Our first responsibility
is to rehabilitating injured
wildlife and returning them back
to nature. We did not want a
closed-in garden."
After much discussion and
brain-storming, the idea turned
into an active project last year
but was put on hold when Hurri-
cane Wilma visited the area
causing more damage to the
center. But, Ms. Arnold and her
small team of volunteers would
not be sidetracked long.'After
the center's needs were met,
they went back to the butterfly
garden. Don Farese of Lucido &
Associates in Stuart donated his
talents as a graphic designer to
come up with the design for the
garden. They decided on a gar-
den shaped like the Florida state
butterfly, the Long-Winged
Zebra..
People from around the area
"rallied around Mrs. Arnold and
her small band of volunteers.
Edwin Rucks donated the rocks
that outline the garden. Volun-
teers spent many hours breaking
them by hand to make sure the


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roofing buildings 18 and 19 at.
Okeechobee High School:
awarded a contract to Big
Lake Roofing for $648,233 to re-
roof. Seminole Elementary
School;
scheduled an executive ses-
sion for July 31 at 9 a.m. in prepa-
ration for contract negotiations
with the teachers' union; and,
approved change order
number I to the re-roofing proj-
ect at Everglades Elementary
School resulting in a deduction of,
$134,461.38 of the total contract
amount.


for property at 703 S.Parrott Ave.
that had been out of compliance
for a second time within a year.
They are repeat offenders and
the city had to inspect the prop-
erty, mail notices and perform
administrative functions at a cost
to the city, the board reasoned in
assessing the fee.


rocks were of a fairly uniform
size. Wooley Sheds donated a
shed to store their equipment.
Italia Butterfly Club of West Palm
Beach donated the enormous
:amount of plants required to fill
in the garden.
Dera Muszick, a volunteer at
the center stated, "It's a wonder-.
ful project. Anything that
improves the environment is a
good thing. I'm glad I've had the
opportunity to help nature's side
of life. wildlife e ,habitats are
declining. The more we as,
humans have, the less the
wildlife have.. Sue Arnold has
done an incredible job in a very
short period of time."
The center is having its annu-
al state butterfly count this com-
ing weekend. Last year they had
59 different species and over
1,000 butterflies. They expect
the numbers to double or triple
this year.
The Butterfly Garden will
hold its grand opening on July 22
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This
event will be a fundraiser for the
center. A donation of $10 per
adult (children 12 and under are
free) will entitle the visitor to
tour not only the butterfly gar-
den, but the rest of the rehabili-
tation center as well.
For information and direc-
tions to the facility contact Sue
Arnold at (863) 634-6804.


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-
6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441.N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., The
mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth 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. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.


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Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that \%ill be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Cdenter are available at the Okeechobee
. County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce, at (863). 763-6464. Proceeds from the
* fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com .
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and.
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would, like to play bpard 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 edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on 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 Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro--
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


Briefs

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E. .
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake. Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identi-
fy 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
Aww mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at 1863) 357-MAIN.

Butterfly Haven opens July 22
OKEECHOBEE The grand opening of "Butterfly Haven" at
Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center will be held Saturday,,
July 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 and
children under the age of 12 are free. This will include a snack and
beverage. In addition to the butterfly garden tpur, visitors will also
be able to see other beautiful and exotic creatures, enjoy guided
tours of the hiking trail and self-guided tours of the natural trail. The
center is located at 14985 N.W. 30 Terrace. For information call'
(863) 763-4630 or go to www.arholdswildlife.com

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
Tuesday of each month.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 1U.S. 78 N. t t
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.


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Victoria Malaney was recently pre-
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Letha Mae Marshall Fitts, age
85, died July 6, 2006, at Martin
Memorial Hospital South of Stu-
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chobee High School in 2005 and
was one of the first recipients of the
Robert J. Skidmore, Sr., scholar-
ship. Her scholarship was renewed
for one more year.
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Scholarship was created in 2004 to
provide assistance to college-
bound students who plan to pursue
higher education for a career in the
marine industries. Since the pro-
gram's inception, MIATC has pre-
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1947.
She was a laborer in the citrus
industry, a member; and, Mother
of The Church of Temple Beauti-
ful in Indiantown.
She is preceded in death by:
her parents, Rufus and Alice Mar-
shall.
Survivors include: her daugh-


established by donations and are
increased each year by an annual
raffle.
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arships to such deserving Treasure
Coast students," remarked MIATC's
President George Field. "The
marine industries annual impact
upon the Treasure Coast is over
$900 million and it provides more
than 7,600 jobs. We look forward to
welcoming these students back
and towards their ongoing contri-
butions to our industry." .
MIATC, a non-profit trade asso-


ter, Ida Mae Willis of Indiantown;
son, Carlester Willis of
Indiantown; five grandchildren;
17 great grandchildren; and, five
great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
on Friday, July 14, at Mt. Zion Mis-
sionary Baptist Church from 4
until 6 p.m.


citation that represents Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee counties, is dedicated to the
promotion of pleasure boating and
its related industries.

For more information on apply-
ing for or contributing to the Robert
J. Skidmore, Sr. scholarship, call
MIATC at (772) 692-7599. Scholar-
ship applications may be down-
loaded beginning in March at
www.miatc.com. The deadline for
next year's applications is April 20,
2007.


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day, July 15, at noon at Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church in
Indiantown. Interment will be at
Port Mayaca Cemetery in Port
Mayaca.
Funerals by Coleman are in
charge of the arrangements.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
DEBIT CARD: I just wanted you to know that the Hess station is not
the only one that puts a hold on your debit card. I bought fuel at another
business and I bought $45 worth of fuel, and a hold was on my card. Edi-
tor's note: According to bank websites, any time a debit card is used as a
credit card, there is a chance a hold will be placed on the transaction for
more than the actual amount of purchase. This hold clears within 72
hours. 7bo avoid any potential holds on your account, only use the debit
card if you can enter your PIN (personal identification number). For
gasoline purchases, this may require going into the office or store to pay
instead of using the "pay the pump" options. Be aware that some busi-
nesses simply do not take debit cards, so you may need another method
to pay, such as checks, regular cards or cash.

HOSPICE GIVEAWAY: Regarding the Hospice Boat giveaway, we
would like to see an article on who won the boat. It was a great endeavor
and we participated. I have looked for an article every day, but so far,
nothing. I went into your web page and it says tickets are currently being
sold and that the drawing will be July 4th! This is already the 10th. Editor's
note: According to Hospice officials, Mary Lou Woodham won the 2006
20-foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard and an aluminum trailer. According to Theresa Davis, of Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, 850 tickets were sold at $50 each. They bought the
boat at cost and the proceeds will provide Hospice enough funding to
pay 87 patient care days in the Hamrick Home for a person without
insurance. Hospice will provide the newspaper with a photo of the win-
ner with the boat at a later date. Regarding information on our web site
www.newszap.com, these are archived newspaper stories. The date
of original publication should be with the article.

ACCIDENT: This message is to the several people who passed by and
did not stop after my son wrecked his Ford Expedition early Monday
morning, July 3.1 I pray God places this message in your hands. Where are
your morals and human decency? His vehicle rolled 6 to 7 times and then
slid another 2 yards upside down before coming to a stop. Also, one of
his friends was with him. Why didn't you pull over and offer help? At
least, one of you had the decency to place a call to the sheriff's depart-
ment and reported "an accident" and "seeing two young people walking
down the road." I thank you for that but couldn't you have just pulled
over for a moment and offered a kind of word of care and stayed with
them until the deputy arrived? After my son managed to pull himself from
the vehicle, he then quickly pulled his friend from the wreck as well, as
* you passed by. He so hoped "someone would stop to help," but you did-
n't. By the way, they were several miles out of town in the middle of
nowhere on 441 north at Eagle Island Road ... remember it? Hopefully,
you won't have to go through the same scenario as my son and his
friend, but if you do, maybe you won't be treated the same as you treated
them, then again may be you will. Would a few minutes of your time to
stop and offer a helping hand have really hurt you? Luckily, neither of
them had serious injuries and that in itself is a miracle. After they noticed
that no one was stopping to help, by the Grace of God they were able to
walk and try to find help and then a little later a deputy pulled up and
transported them to the hospital. Again, why didn't you stop? This could
have been your family or friends. Shame on you, and may God forgive
you.

TRASH BIN HARD TO RETRIEVE: I live on Tenth Avenue and every
time the garbage people empty my trash bin they leave it at my neigh-
bors' house. I have abad knee and leg. Why they don't cut this out?

TRUCKS: In reference to the Speak Out caller on trucks, how can; a
truck parked in ayard be dangerous to the whole neighborhood? Do you
and the people in your neighbor hood have a habit of driving in people's
yards? Do you all drive with your eyes closed? Or not use headlights at
night? Perhaps every one in your hood needs glasses? No, I think you
yourself, cannot see what your neighbor is doing without leaving your
window. If that is what your problem' is then get out of your house and
walk around the street and see what your neighbors are up too. Leave
your binoculars at home-- that would be a dead giveaway.

TRUCK DRIVERS: I'm responding to the speak out about big trucks in
residential areas. The person who started this up again must not have
anything better to do with their time. .I am in agreement with the
response of how hard these truckers work to provide a living for their
families: Take a moment and look around Okeechobee, there is a lot of
trucks and truck drivers. This is all that many of them can do to support
their families. Check into the employment status in Okeechobee and tell
us how a family man can support his family on minimum wage rate here.
Better yet, let's go to the county and see if they're willing to give up some
of the money they spend on nonsense to build a truck stop for the truck-
ers to park their trucks at. I bet you won't get very far with that issue. Just
food for thought Leave the honest hard workers alone. Thankyou.

TRUCK PARKING: I have been reading the comments about the
trucks parked in residential neighborhoods. I would see the problem if
they were parking on the street, as a big rig takes up a lot of space. In my
neighborhood there is a trucker who parks his truck at home. He made a
special parking place for it with its own driveway. The entire yard is
fenced so there is no chance that kids might try to climb up on the truck
or bother it. I have no problem with the truck being there, since it is com-
pletely on his property and behind a fence. The only time I would have a
problem is if the truck was parked in the road and he never does that. As
far as I am concerned, the trucker is being a good neighbor and I am
happy to have him in the neighborhood hood. At least his dogs are inside
the fence, not running loose all over the place like some others are.
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Upcoming Events

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.
SThe 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 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.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church,.200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting. I
A.A. meets from.8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting. ,
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

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.


Shared Services Network to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The
guest speaker will be Reba Folsom from My Aunt's House, and Val
Marone from Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.


Community Events

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 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 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 Con-
ference 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 informa-
tion, call Sheila at (863) 462-5180.

VB S 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 beheld 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 fol-
lowed 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.

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 at8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-0595.

Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
their vacation Bible school July 24- 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for
ages 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0550.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for
this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For
information, call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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






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School softball field will be open
from 5 until 8 p.m. every Thurs-
day beginning July 13 until the
start of school in August for free
o fast pitch softball instruction.
This weekly instruction will
be provided to all interested ath-
letes ages 6-14 and will be
-- taught by O.H.S. head softball
coach Kim Hargraves and mem-
bers of the Lady Brahman varsi-
o ty softball team.
For information, call Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.


Football camp
will be offered


The Chobee Bulls will spon-
sot a free football camp and
sign-up for their fall' season at
the Willie Alderman Field, 424'
Nw N.E. 15th Ave., on Saturday, July
15 beginning at 9 a.m. The camp
* ~" and sign-ups are open to ath-
letes 10-14 years old. Parents
S must be in attendance to sign in
their children. For information
contact Marvin Roberts at (863)
357-6675 or Myron Refore at


(863) 467-6745.

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

Oakview Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-
14 at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be twoseparate
sessions. The first session will
be from 9, until .11: ;30 am. and
will.feature baseball for boys
and soccer for girls. The second
session will be from 1 until 3:30


p.m. and will feature softball for
girls and soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the
half-day session. The camp is
open to children age 4 through
sixth grade.
For information, contact
Rusty Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go
to the church web site at
www.oakviewbaptist.org.

Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Marina
to help defray costs of sending
the members of the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc. to state com-
petition -on Sept. 30 at Lake
Toho.
The tournament will be a
"pick your own partner" tour-
ney with a, 70-30 payback. The
entry fee will be $100 and can
be paid at the ramp on the


OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School
will host an. alumni volleyball
match at Osceola Middle
School, 825 S.W 28th St., on Fri-
day, July 28 at 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-num-
bered graduation years against
even numbered years.
If you would like to participate
in this event, or if you know some-
one who might be interested in
playing, contact head volleyball
coach George May at (863) 634-
5836.
Admission to the,match is free.
The alumni match will be fol-
lowed by an OHS volleyball team
exhibition and then a Midnight
Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
Call coach May for information.

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morning of the tournament.. not hold 'tneir monthly bass
For irifo- rniatIin, contact tournaments during the months
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in Orlando from July 9 through
July 12, for the Order's 142nd
Grand Lodge Convention, Gary
Casperson of Okeechobee Elks
Lodge #2558 was installed as
the new leader of the Southeast
District of the Florida State Elks
Association Inc., voted on key
issues facing the Order, and
elected its new national leaders.
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course of the BPO Elks in the
coming year, District Deputy
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Order's many national accom-
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million members of the Elks
made charitable contribution
totaling more than $200 million
(cash and in-kind) which went
to support scholarships and
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charity and patriotism in their
communities. In the position of
District Deputy Grand Exalted
Ruler, Casperson will play a vital
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advising of Lodges on impor-
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policy is implemented by the
Lodges in the district, and assist-
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high confidence that the nation-
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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
,;#.64,is located at 501,S, ,, Secondr
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 a.m. until 6-p.m.;
Saturday from noon until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from I until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6.
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The steak dinner in July with
the Sons of the American Legion
will be held on July 23, because
all SAL members will be out of
town at the Florida American
Legion Department Convention.
The cost is $10. .
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new mem-
bers are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Eagles Aeries #4137
I Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for
a $3.50 donation.


-* Wednesday: b'ar bingo
from 4 p.m. until? Food will be
available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
,at 1 p:m.
First and third Thursday::
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion; Music will be .by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580..
Elks plan barbecue dinner,
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until ?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge#237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.,
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Okeechobee


Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities: planned
on the.'first and third. Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge.
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be ,
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday
is karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the
menu.
Monday, 'July 17: member-
ship brown bag' dinner at 6:30
p.m. Meeting will follow dinner.
Tuesday, July 18: election of
officers from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
All members in good standing
should vote. Membership meet-
ing will follow at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25: Moose
enrollment meeting at 7 p.m. -
all members should attend.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center


#1753 is located at 159 N.W' 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodde at (863) 76.3-4954
-. Social quarters open daily
from noon until p.m "
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
dayat 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at
8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond-Wednesday of each month at
8p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck Sunday
from 3 p.m. until.?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973.
The Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food available
Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food is
available, and karoke will be from


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Saturday: bar bingo at 1
.p.m. for members and guests
Karaoke will-be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies aux-
iliary meeting at 11 a.m.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. -Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the fourth
Saturday.
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(863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at I p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
I p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information, call the
club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
634-2682.


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here visiting her grandmother, Nila McCormick, who is a volunteer with Hospice.


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don't use the product or bring it to
a boil to kill.any harmful bacteria
that may be present.
Pasteurized juice can be
found in the refrigerated sections
of stores. Like milk, pasteurized
juice must be refrigerated. Treat-
ed juice consists of shelf-stable
juice normally found in non-
refrigerated, shelf-stable contain-
ers, such as juice boxes, bottles or
cans. It is treated at a much higher
temperature than pasteurized
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airtight cortainmers Unpasteurized
or untreated juice is normally
found in the refrigerated sections
of grocery,. health-food stores,
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must have the following warning
on the label: "'WARNING: This
product has not been pasteurized
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illness in children, the elderly, and
persons with weakened ifnmune
systems."
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of fruits can be transferred to the
inside when the fruit is peeled or
cut. To prevent this, thoroughly .
rinse fruits that require peeling or o
cutting such as cantaloupe and
other melons under running
water before eating them. As an
added precaution, use a small
vegetable brush to remove sur-
face dirt.
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raw as an addition to salads, B u n m
wraps and sandwiches aie a
potentially hazardous food. AHASSEE Christa
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impossible to wash out once this year in office. e governor s final
occurs. Thoroughly washing Calamas replaces Secretary
sprouts is-no guarantee that replaces Secretary
you've gotten rid of pathogenic E. Alan Levine who was. recently
coli and Saimonella.-Even cook: selected as the new chief execu-
coli and Salmonella. Even cook- t oorth Broward
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jail time on a guilty plea for
accepting kickbacks.
Calamas most 'recently served
as'fhe General Counsel for AHCA.
The appointment is effective July
8. She previously served as the
assistant general counsel to Bush.
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after she received her Bachelor of
Arts degree from Eckerd College
in St. Petersburg. She also
received a Master of Philosophy
degree in public policy from
Dundee University in Scotland.
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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 Ill "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

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee.County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the treasure Coast will be
S abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your'area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
.and an application. Just two
Hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.
iFoster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
[foster children a normal family
Slife with nutritious meals, good
Daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
(married, divorced or single. Their
Most important characteristic is
;that they are caring individuals
iwho understand the problems
|,and needs of foster children.
SPlease contact Karissa Richards at
l-(800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
[is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of.,the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
sand towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
.hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.
}EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-


!ence. This statement is proven
;daily by hundreds of private citi-
Izens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile- justice programs
*throughout the state. The Eckerd
,Youth Development Center
;(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
.a-difference in the lives of trou-
:bled youth. Volunteers are need-
'ed as tutors, translators, arts and
,crafts instructors, mentors, job
,preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
:Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
:ference? If so, please contact
,EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
:Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
:763-2174, ext. 234.


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BASSETT HOUND, 7/11 in
Southwest part of town,,
(863)467-2872


CAT, Female, Spayed, 4 yrs.
old w/7 toes. Solid Black.Lost
Sun., June 25th. Please call
(863)763-4061 Large Reward.
CHOCOLATE LAB, Female,
piril ,cii, -h r. rri, r 'Lady",
since 7/3 in SW section.
Family dog, greatly missed.
(863)467-5188 REWARD!l

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Redwood, prized for its beau-
ty and durability, is the wood
to use for this collection of
six planters (three deep
planters, a tiered planter and
a planter group for smaller
plants and a hanging planter
for trailing succulents). The
largest of the group, pictured
here, measures'36 in. square
by 22 in. tall.
Redwood Planters plan
(No. 562)... $9.95
Planters Package
3 other plans
(No. C128)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
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DOG, male cur iigri gold
w/white on neck, clest &
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RI WARD' |86|4h7y14690
JACK RUSSELL, male, in Vi-
king area. (863)763-6776 or
(863)634-0826 ,
SHIH-TZU Tan & White, Ap-

prox. 10 yrs. old. Blind. found
Off Hwy 98 onto 70. Call
(863)253-0271


CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
-errnia To gool ric omre only.
86b,697-328(
FREE TO GOOD HOME two
ro3y wni liQer lri'enr. One
male :nee female,
863)63-8316.41-814.0585
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
(863)634-4383
REDNOSE PITBULL- Free. Sol-
id White (F),'2 yrs. Needs area
to run/attention. Gets aldng
w/other dogs. 863-634-2250


SATELLITE DISH- Bob Jones
University, dish & rec, for
home schoolers 1yr old,
$250. (863)674-0539

Employment


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



ABSOLUTELY ART GALLERY
SCustom framer needed. Please
apply in person. 401 SW
Park St. Okeechobee FL.
A/C SERVICE TECH /
INSTALLER
w/ mmin. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401 K (863)763-8391
APPLICATOR POSITIONS
No expedence necessary.
Drug Free Work Environment.
E.O.E. (863)287-2490


CLASS "A" CDL
LICENSED DRIVER
With 3 years tractor/trailer ex-
perience for WPB company
with 100 mile driving range
for driving f rom approx 5pm
S7am. Must Have: lived in
USA at least 5yrs, current
DOT C ird i I,3rn driving ,
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DRIVERS,
Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/ days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
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
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT/FARM
TRACTOR
MECHANIC
Good pay with.
benefits
Smith Equipment
Repair

Okeechobee
863-634-3280
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401K
Apply in Person:
Everglades Farm
Equipment Co., Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Pipelayer & Tail Man
For underground utilities. Only
exp'd apply: (863)610-0889
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Education Coordinator
Eckerd Youth Alternatives seeks an Education Coordinator at
our residential facility in Okeechobee, FL. In this role you will
implement student curricula, supervise teaching staff, assess
education needs of youth entering the camp, work to reinte-
grate program graduates into local school systems, and
maintain our accreditation.
Bachelor's degree in teaching. Masters preferred. Two years
teaching experience required, one of which is preferred to
have been with exceptional children education. Supervision
experience preferred. Resume to: Kendra Keck; 100 N. Star-
crest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; fax: 1-727-442-5911 or
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Group Treatment Coordinator
Eckerd Youth Alternatives seeks a Group Treatment Coordina-
tor at our residential facility in Okeechobee, FL. You will pro-
vide counseling, monitor and document treatment, formulate
intervention plans, and serve as liaison with community
agencies for the child. This is a documentation-oriented po-
sition serving youth age 10-17 years old. We offer competi-
tive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Bachelor's degree in human services field, two years experi-
ence with at-risk youth, and valid driver's license required.
Supervision exp. Preferred. Experience in a Medicaid provid-
er environment preferred. Resumes to: Kendra Keck EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX -
727-461-4387; www.eckerdyouth.org. EOE, M/F/D/V,
DFWR


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


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
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setting news copy, scanning and proof-
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Adobe Photoshop
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where employees are trusted and
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The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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Apply In Person To:
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Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Country Cradle
Do-it-yourselfers with a baby
in their future may want to
tackle this project. The cra-
dle features traditional coun-
try styling and the warm, last-
ing beauty of pine. It has no
sharp edges or points, and its
spindle sides allow air to cir-
culate freely. The cradle
measures 41 in, long by 30
in. tall by 22 in. wide.
Country Cradle plan
(No. 599)... $9.95
Cradles Package
4 plans incl. 599
(No. C32)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
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NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

TRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDI!
.Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
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
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered -25
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee.
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classiffleds.


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



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



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 & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 6t5
Health & Reducing
Equipment 820
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps-.Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sawing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To 9s & Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C & HEAT, 3,/2 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/fbot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg.(863)697-0328 ,


GAS RANGE- Sun Fire Restau-
rant, 6 burners, w/griddle,
good condition, $65.0
(863)467-4565
REFRIGERATOR- used, yel-
low, stays cold, $60 or best
offer (863)532-9182
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
(863)357-6949
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
(954)547-7333
WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$300 (863)763-3451
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
(863)674-1355





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



SHED, Aluminum, Quasi Hut,
40x45. Paid $6000, asking
$3000 (863)357-2795
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ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011


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


BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths. 100 plus pieces.
Summer and winter. $125.
663-697-1247
CHANGING TABLE- White
wood, Good condition. $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



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


LADIES 3X CLOTHES NEW
Casual & Dressy. $300 for lot
or will sell separately.
239-292-7509


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
t3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbestofferll 863-763-8943
NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
8lass top. $395
863)357-1183



COMPAQ DESKTOP PC &
DESK; lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
(863)467-2366
COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
ighz, 40gb HD, 512 nib ram,
XP home + extras. $375
(863)843-0158
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
(239)464-3260



COMFORTERS- for twin or
queen beds, variety of colors
& designs, $75 for all or will
sell sep (863)467-8723


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
BEDROOM SET, King, com-
plete bed, dresser w/mirror,
2 night stands & chest. Exc.
cond. $450 (863)763-9695
BUNK BED SET: Cherry Wood
w/built in shelves. $150.
863-610-1926
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must s.ee! $500
(863)763-8943
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
Nice, Glass top table, 6
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
*good condition. $50
(954)547-7333
FUTON SET- With 2 end ta-
bles, coffee table. Black iron
w/oak wood top. Pd $600.
Asking $150. 863-357-2795
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, loveseat & 3 tables.
$150 (863)763-6591


DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
S561)644-5418 or
954)465-661.4
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
(863)357-1841
PUPPIES, Welsh Pembroke
Corgis, born 4/27/06, 2F/1M,-
2 sets of shots & heartworm
preventative. $500
(863)467-8180 or 634-1111
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WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
Complete w/pump & new
water tank. $350 firm.
(863)763-6629


RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
SLEEPER-SOFA, Queen size,
$125. 239-822-5955 LaBelle
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, like new, $125.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749



GOLF CART: 3 Wheel, Electric
w/charger. $600.
(863)634-5225 ,
GOLF CLUB LUGGAGE CASE-
Black, Hard shell, Great for
travel. $55. (863)675-3944
LaBelle


CCI PRIMERS,-250 large rifle
mag., 550 small mag, pistol,
500 small pistol, 3500 prim-.
ers. $60 (863)357-3107 aft 5
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RIFLE- Nylon #66, Semi auto.
.22 cal. Collectable. $200. or
bestoffer, (863)467-9892



BOW FLEX EXTREME 2, Rare-
ly used. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2656 '
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best
offer (863)467-0668
TREADMILL, VOIT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
(863)673-3819 anytimne,
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, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)357-2,233
Okee area.
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700 or, best offer:
863-634-9620 Okee area.


ELEC POWER CHAIR- joystick,
oper, four wheel base, chrger,
footrest, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
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
DEHUMIDIFIER, Like new,
Bionaire. $100
(863)357-1929
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic jets. Excellent
conditiodition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300,
863-634-5888



BASS AMPLIFIER: Carvin
PB-200, 160 watt, 15" speaker.
& horn, high quality. Almost
new. $285 (863)357-7406
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


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 2
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
bestoffer.(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
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
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
DOBERMAN,2 V years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $4Q0 (863)763-1504


HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
$2000. (863)357-1693
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
.needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
horse ; $1500.
(863)357-1945 Evenings
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
(863)674-1355 .
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500..
(863)357-JUMP


FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008


POOL, above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75
(863)673-6295


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
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15"w/horn, 115" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs.w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access incld, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371 ,
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906



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


CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cyl., hose,
i,, ,iil- 15lpsi. $75.00 '

GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good condi,
$1000. (863)763-1933
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
(863)675-4970
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500. (863)467-9390.
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20
(863)675-2596



RAINBOW VACUUM, w/acces-
sories.. $550 or best off1e
(863)357-1929
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
hV with all attachments.
i.i'i0 wil sell separately.
(863)763-50111


DVD'S- 70 Total, $350 for all
will sell separate. Good Flea
Market item (863)763-4961


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 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APHA YEARLINGS, variety of
colors & prices, up to date
on all shots. (863)467-8180
or (863)634-1111
APPALOOSA GELDING white,
12 years old. $1000
(863)763-0367 or
863)801-1849
Gelding, 12 yrs. old, loves
people, all shots current,
good on trails, easy keeper,
900. (863)357-1024


House Rent s93
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 914Z
Roommate '950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



AVAILABLE 8-01-06, 2 Bdrm.,
2 Ba., W&D, SW 2nd. Ave.
$900 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)467-9250
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba.
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi. .
(863)467-17178:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp surfinthenetnet
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished;, no pets',
$690/month, 1st & sec. +-
utilities..863-634-0322


,BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1400 mo. 863-697-1465
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Convenient location.
$120 mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
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
J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec, dep, (863)634-7622
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 1 m
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


COMMERCIAL S/P MOWER-
Snapper, 21", works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
(561)676-0427
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
1,6hp, runs good. $275
(863)763-6591
LONG 2510 TRACTOR &
BUSHHOG, fair condition,
runs good, $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-3400
MOWER DECK, 42", came off
Yard King mower, $60.
(863)532-9182
OMC BOBCAT with bucket &
forks, fair cond., runs good,
$4000 or best offer.
(863)697-3400
RIDING MOWER- 42" Snap-
per, Z-turn, runs & cuts
good, $650 or best offer
(863)634-4818
RIDING MOWER: John Deere
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280
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

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Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs.;32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic'shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.
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8UCKHEAD 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/llft, fenced fear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out wwwedanderson.us
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
cpblrdle@adelphla.net
ONE HOUSE TO MANY 3br,
iba, & 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
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1, on 2
lots, Beautiful no access Ca-
nal, lots of trees, currently
used as 2/1 w/apt that pays
mortgage. Was $129,500 RE-
DUCED to $122,500 for quick
sale (863)532-9355.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/2, new
CBS, vaulted ceilings, Ig
kitch, laundry, tile floors,
Master Suite, $179,900
(561)748-8118 or
. ssyl@bellsouth.net
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
bmn, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fa. Realty
Svcs. (772)834-5474


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Okeechobee, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car
Garage, Comp. renovated, w/
central aIr. $1400 mo. 1st, last
&sec..(561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo. Call
Rick (863)697-3096
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, Lake
access 1 block from down-
town. $980/mo. + 1st, last
& $500 sec. (863)763-4537
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461


EAGLE ISLAND RD & 144th,
85 acres off a paved road, for-
merly orange grove, with deep
well & drainage swales, level,
disked, suitable for a vadety 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

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12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 13,2006
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THURSDAY JULY 13th 6 p.m.
CBS Canalfront Home and Adjoining Building Lot
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3637 SE 27th St, Treasure Island Subdivision, Okeechobee
Only minutes to the Lake via Taylor Creek
HOME: 2/1 CBS w/ vinyl siding
Metal roof
Rustic decor w/ fireplace
*Screened patio w/ bar A i
LOT: 75'x 110' M
City water available
Zoned RM single family home/ manufactured home
OWNERS: Mark and Evelyn Rumbaugh

,3lig10 Erie EMrKE .19 6102 SS~~l
* 10". tbuver's peniium Csh 0 obid A IS'15
conducted by i
Karlin Daniel.
& Assoc., Inc.
Lic. R.E. Broker-AEB87eAUI 207
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PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2/2
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000.
(561)262-9191
TREASURE ISLAND- Best
Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage,.,
below market $95,000
(561)746-2921/262-1390


FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mis.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630.


OKEECHOBEE


BY OWNER


Vacant lot in the Viking Prairie 1.25acres
Easy Access Easy electrical hook-up
$2500 or Best Reasonable Offer
Inspection: Sat. 10-12 & 2-5, Sun. 12-5
Call (423)943-1998 (423)283-4581

Lot will be sold Sunday Night to
HIGHEST BIDDER


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BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535


OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
mo.(863)634-3451.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA; Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep.(863)634-7622
RIM CANAL: LARGE 1 Bdrm.
Mobil Home on the water
w/boat dock. $800 no. +
electric. (863)467-1530



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~Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000.-
G.Coyle-Prudential Realty
Cu (863)385-9141



Community Events


Recreation.



Boats 3005
C 3010
J: t z s 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlce/ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
17/2 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
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, 80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser
I/O. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft, runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
PONTOON BOAT: 24 Ft. w/115
hp engine, generator, lights
& many extra's. $4500..
(863)634-5225 -
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon KodIak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
(863)357-7406


Bus converted into RV, rebuilt
eng., runs great, $1500 firm.
239-657-3387 or
505-317-5577
SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft., SIps
8, Generator, Many cabinets,
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194


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


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



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great $700 (863)763-7609
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
included. $70.
(863)763-1424


HARLEY DAVIDSON '97, Road
King, 74k original, $5000 in
extras. Very nice. $15,000.
(863)467-6960
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
area.
HONDA CBR 600 1994:
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2656
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $5,000
(863)467-9390

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hang you' hat? Look no
toaptloer than the classl-
fleds.



5HP 00GO CART Good condi-
tio'n, runs. $400.
863-467-0109
ARTICATOVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer. Nick @863-697-0383
GO CART- 2 seater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
(863)467-8723
GO CARTS- (2) Manc'o 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seated. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539
HONDA RANCHER ES'04
$3500.863-675-6568
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
wheeler. (863)673-0104,
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
863-467-0109
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $400
(863)763-3451

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise youp
yard sale hi the classil-
fleds and make your
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LEVELER HITCH, With vertical
height adjustment. $250
(863)697-2434


Automobiles



Automobiles 005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE'99-
showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
CAMARO Z28 '84- T-tops.
Strong V8 w/headers, new
tires, brakes & calibers
$2000 (863)675-0088
CHEVY CORSICA '91, 82k,
runs excellent. $1000
(863)763-7950
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
P/B, P/S, CD player. 6 cyl., No
*AC. Good condition inside/out.
$900 (863)763-7609.
DONATE UNWANTED/UN-
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
hrs (866)555-0902
FORD MUSTANG, 1965,
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed. .
FORD TEMPO '93 runs ood,
4 dr., auto, must sell!1 $600.
863-634-1643
LINCOLN MARK VII 92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
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, 00,
2nd owner, cold airail pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
(863)763-0084
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
a/c, may need new strut,
runs great, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1441,
TOYOTA CAMRY LX '91- 4dr,
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best offer
(863)697-3045 for details
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classleds


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


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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.

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.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two.to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days,
Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We
are also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a
boarcJ member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should com-
municate well with the public and should be able to seek support
from city and county officials, business executives and other
organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863)_634-
2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting 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. preg-
nancy 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., Eng-
lish 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 Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
tary, 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 process-
ing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navi-
gate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact
the Okeechobee 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 class-
es 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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FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van In trade
(239)839-4883
FORD F350 LARIAT '03, Crew
cab, dual alloy wheels, power
stroke diesel, auto., filt, cruise,
loaded, only 34k. $27,900 or
best offer. (863)467-6960
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723


YAMAHA GOLF CART- 36 volt,
charger Included. Good con-
dition. Free delivery in Okee.
$1000. (863)763-1424



,F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371
WORK BODY TRUCK- Ford
F250 w/tool body & lift tail
gate, 351 Cleveland, $500
Sneg (863)675-7321


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-089,
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4),:fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON 12004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in froht,/good mo-,
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$250 neg.(863)697-8906L
TIRES (2) brand new Good-
-year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
(863)675-3322
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
Goodyear Wrangler
36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
$225. (863)357-8788
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TOOL BOX: Diamond Plated,
Aluminum Cross Over Box for
small pick up. Lockworks.
$125 neg. (863)357-1517
TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with rebuilt converter.
$350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856
WHEELS, Factory 2006 Mus-
tang, brand new BF Goodrich
Radial tires, will install. $800
(863)697-0467,


Public Notice


CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115 .
FORD F100i1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
Shop here first
The classified ads


FORD EXPLORER XLT V8-'96
Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188
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


CAR HAULER,, $1200
(863)697-2434
TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295
UTILITY TRAILER- 16', Excel-
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer (863)675-6568


CHEVY CONV VAN '92- 4.3V6,
nice van, $900
.(863)675-0077
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, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149


Public Notices



PubHc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will beheld at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on July 28, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vmi
are as follows.
1996 Cho e Blazer
VIN#t1GNCS13 6T2201348
1994 Mercury T~opa
VIN#IMEPM36XXRK57588
1993 Chrysler Van
VIN#aC46H54R2PX550587
1988 NIssan Maxima
VIN#JN1HU11PXJT601654
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
night of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.'
148039ON 7/13/2086,

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
LEON HUNTER and CAROL HUNTER
Plaintiffs,
IS. CaseNo.05-3760A
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Corporation, its un-
known grantees, creditors, and all other partie s claiming by, through, under, or
against it;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE- PROPERTY
TO: Defendant, COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Cor-
poration
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the institution of a Complaint for Quiet Title action by
the Plaintiff against you seeking to quiet the title to the real property lying In Okee-
chobee County, Flooda:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of tract 4, Section 13;
subject to an easement of the North 40 feet thereof for road and drainage purpos-
es
DATED this 14th day of June,2006.
This lawsuit has been tiled against you and you are retired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to 'it on STEVEN A. RAMUNNI, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1118, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or before,
July 20, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of this .Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 14th day of June,2006.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By:1/S/ArDene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
144083 ON 6/29,;7/6,13,20/06


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