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Teacher facing murder charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
'A substitute school teacher in
Belle Glade has been booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
in connection with the shooting
death of an employee at the
Level 10 Juvenile Facility in Okee-
chobee.
Marlon Miguel 'Pete' Brown,
35, N.W. 10th St., Belle Glade, has
been charged with murder and is
being held without bond.
According to Lieutenant
William Markham of the Okee-


chobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), .. A
Brown pulled
into the park-
ing lot of the
facility Friday
night directly
behind
Shanique Har-
ris, 25, as she Marion
was getting Brown
ready to report
for work. An argument ensued
and Ms. Harris was allegedly shot
multiple times with a handgun.


"The owner of the gun was
the suspect," said Lt. Markham
on Monday.
Ms. Harris was rushed to
Holmes Regional Medical Center
"in Melbourne where she was
pronounced dead around 2 a.m.
Saturday.
Lt. Markham said the Pahokee
woman was 'shot once in the
chest, as well as in other parts of
her 'body. As of Monday after-
noon, an autopsy had not been
done, he said.
It is not clear at this time what
caliber of handgun was allegedly'
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Batter up: Children learn baseball skills


used in the shooting, added Lt.
Markham.
He went on to say the couple
had been involved in a relation-
ship for an estimated five years,
but the current status of that rela-
tionship was not clear.
"We do know they had a
past," said Lt. Markham.
When Ms. Harris pulled her
small passenger car into the facil-
ity's parking lot around 10:15
p.m.. Friday, Brown reportedly
pulled his gold Ford Expedition
into the parking lot directly
behind her. Lt. Markham said he


got out of his vehicle and he and
Ms. Harris "immediately began
to argue."
"The gun was presented dur-
ing the argument," he added.
The Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department
responded to the Department of
Juvenile Justice facility. The
woman was then airlifted to
Holmes Regional by AeroMed.
Lt. Markham said no one else
was injured in the incident.
See Teacher-- Page 2


Code board



will consider



reducing fines


Busch gets
first win
ILOUDON, N.H. (AP) Kyle
Busch believes his team is final-
ly headed in the right direction.
Just as important, his team
owner agrees. '
A year ago, it took the then-
rookie driver, first-year crew
chief Alan Gustafson and the
rest of the No 5 Hendrick
Motorsports team 25 races to
get their first NASCAR Nextel
Cup VF. ,i .
'The first victory of 2006.
came in race No. 19, with
Busch and company outdriving
and outthinking the rest of the
field on Sunday at New Hamp-
shire International Speedway
"Last' ear, we had a 20-vear-
old dn er and a 24- or 25-year-
old crew chief in their first year
together," said Rick Hendrick.
"Really, it's pretty incredible
what they've already, accom-
plished."
Busch and Gustafson made
some good decisions Sunda\,
'leading 107 of the 30S laps that
it took to complete the Lenox
Industrial Tools 300, scheduled
for 300 laps..
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
.Current: 474
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.24 feet


Okeechobee News/Helen Chason.
Tristen Anderson and Sports Crusader Tamara Whitney practice grounders as other fel-
low youths watch. Oakview Baptist held a sports camp last week. There were about 87
to 98 participants so far in this years' sports camp.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Code Enforcement
Board meets this evening at 7
p.m. in the county commission
chambers at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, they will
consider reducing fines in three
cases.
The board will also hear
four cases under the heading of
new business, two cases under
the heading of old business
and will consider imposing
fines in seve-n cases.
, Monica 'Ste'ed-"n d Joseph
Manielo %%ere cited for con-
struction without a building
permit on their Viking property.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanca Saucedo stated that a-
mobile home was moved onto
the property without a permit.
According to code regulations,
it must be either demolished or
removed.
Code Enforcement Officer
Saucedo cited John and


Dorothy McKinney for con-
structing a room addition on
their home without a building
permit. The property in ques-
tion is on S.E. 57th Drive.
Amy T. and Carl Mataushek
were cited for not having the
proper swimming pool enclo-
sure on their N.W 23rd Avenue
property. ,
Construction without a
building permit, dilapidated
structure, trash and debris, and
storage of obsolete or partially
dismantled vehicles are the vio-
lations for which Sara and Dina
Inc.,were-cited because of the
condition the company's prop-
erty onS.R..70 W.
In a case that was tabled
from the June meeting, Juan de
Uncein Ana Rose Hernandez
and Rodolfo Uncein will have
to answer charges of construc-
tion without a permit and mov-
ing building or structures. Code
Enforcement Officer Saucedo
See Board Page 2


FBI lahdlally


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Lake level
Last Year:
16.63 feet


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

Index
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Comics ........... .7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .8
Obituaries ...........3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out..........4
Sports ............ 5
TV ................9
Weather. ........... 2
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Erin Grace (right) and Randi Rosack (left) take time out for a water break at the water
station that was set up at the sports camp hosted by Oakview Baptist Church. Many
youths participated in baseball and soccer activities and took ,much needed water
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Teacher

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According to Palm Beach
County School District records,
Brown has been a substitute
teacher in Belle Glade since Nov.
12, 2003. Those records indicated
he was used wherever he was
needed and did not teach a specif-
ic class or subject.
However, his teaching days are


probably over.
Nat Harrington, chief public
information officer for that school
district, said Monday afternoon
that in most cases where a school
teacher has been charged with a
crime they would be reassigned
to a non-teaching job until the
case is adjudicated. And, in some
,cases they would be placed on
leave with pay.
But .that won't likely be the
case for Brown.


"Because of the allegation, we
would not use him any more -
period," said Mr. Harrington in a
telephone interview. "Substitutes
are not full-time employees and
we don't have to give any reason
for termination. We can bar them
from being in the district for any
reason.
"Any time we have a problem
with a substitute teacher we just
don't use them any more," he
added.


Mr. Harrington went on to say
that even if Brown is found inno-
cent of the charge, it's unlikely he
will ever be a teacher again.
"He now has a record of arrest
that would be discoverable- to
other school districts and he
would, have the obligation to
report the arrest," said Mr. Har-
rington.
The case is still under investi-
gation, indicated Lt. Markham.


News Briefs

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor 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 Conserva-
tion Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers
and Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating
and will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller
of an outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the.downtown local planning area (LPA),
which is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the
LPA are urged to participate. :. I
Survey results will be used to assist the committee.in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Opening of Butterfly Haven planned
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, with children under the age of 12
admitted free. The admission price includes a snack and bever-
age.
In addition to the butterfly garden tour, 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. 30th Terrace.
For information, call (863) 763-4630 or go towww.arnoldswildlife,

Foley's aide plans local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Foley (R-16th Dist.) will hold office hours in room 106 of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., on Thurs-
day, July 27.
Ms. Decker will be available from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also
be reached during these hours by calling (863) 763-6441.


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charged that a~ doublewide
mobile home was moved onto
N.W. 12th Terrace without proper
permitting.-
In another case tabled from
the June meeting, Elsie Pike Light-
ner was charged with trash and
debris, unauthorized farm ani-
mals in a residential district, viola-
tion of zoning regulations and
overgrown weeds, grass, brushes
or shrubs on a lot in Treasure
Island.


Turning to fines, Melba
Franklin faces a fine of $25 a day
for every day of noncompliance
in which she has an alleged
unsafe structure and an unpermit-
ted 1981 mobile home on her
Whispering Pines property.
David Feltenberger could be
fined $25 a day. if his N.W. 43rd
Avenue property has not been
brought into compliance, which
includes the removal of two
sheds.
Kenneth and Theresa Collins
are facing .a fine p9f $50 a day if
they have not removed material '
from their Ousley Estates dwelling


as requested by the building offi-
cials so that it can be inspected. '
If an alleged derelict mobile
home has not been removed
from the Four Season property of
Ruth Powell and A to Z Property, a
fine of $25 a day could be
imposed.
Dorothy K. Bulger faces a fine
of $25 a day if her N.E. 29th Ter-
race property is not cleaned up,
which includes the removal of an
alleged derelict mobile home.
If-vehicles that are reportedly
in'jperable and overgrowth have
not been removed from John,
Fulks' S.E. 27th Street property, he'


could be fined $100 a day for
every day of noncompliance.
AJ Petroleum could be fined.
$50 a day if they have not
removed the bus, trash and debris
and secured the vacant building
on their Treasure Island property.
Turning to fine reductions,
Sonja Corbett and Scott Gabor
have requested a reduction of the
$13,815 fine that accrued on their
Treasure Island property.
The other two fine reductions
have been requested by Aline
Norman. Her two Center Street
properties have accrued fines of
$13,150 and $15,625.


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William A. Simmons
William A. Simmons, age 72,
of St. Cloud, died Friday, July 14,
- 2006, at a local nursing home.
Mr. Simmons was a carpenter
and was born in Canal Point. He
moved to St. Cloud in 1949 from
Okeechobee. He was of the Bap-
tist faith.
He is survived by: his loving
wife, Billie T. Simmons; son,,
Wayne A. Simmons, both of St.
Cloud; three grandchildren; and,
sister, Vera Davis of Okeechobee.
Graveside services will be
conducted at Osceola Memory
Gardens at-_a dfte to be deter-
mined..
Arrangements are under- the
direction of Fisk Funeral Home,
1107 Massachusetts, Ave., St.
Cloud, Fla., 34769.


Ronald L. Schmidt
Ronald L. Schmidt, age 40, of
Okeechobee, went home to be
with our Lord and Savior, Satur-
day, July 15,
2006. Mr.
Schmidt was
born Aug. 15,
1965,. in St.
Louis, Mo., to
Donald and

Mr. Schmidt
was a 1983 Ronald L.
graduate of Schmidt
Okeechobee
High School. He worked for-Lefty
Durando at Box Ranch and at
Ken Lones Landscaping as a fore-
man. In 1990, he established
American Asphalt and Paving


Company which 'he owned and
operated.. He was an avid fisher-
man and enjoyed taking his
friends and family out on his'boat
aptly named, "Cheeseburger in
Paradise." He came to Okee-
chobee in 1980.
Mr. Schmidt was preceded in
death by: his mother, Dorothy
Schmidt; and, his brother, Donald
E. Schmidt, Jr.
. He is survived by: his wife,
Cristie Schmidt, of Okeechobee;
daughter, Samantha Lynn
Schmidt of Sebring; father, Don-
ald Schmidt of Okeechobee; sis-
ter, Karen (Paul) Kamichoff of
New Jersey; two brothers, David
Schmidt of Okeechobee and
Michael (Rachel) Schmidt of Port
St. Lucie.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6


p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2006,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
, Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Thursday, July 20, at First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee
with Pastor Sam Vuleta of More to
Life Ministries officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make
memorials to St. Jude Children's
Research. Hospital, 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
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Okeechobee Funeral Home and
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
AG CENTER: I am a female school teacher and taxpayer in Okee-
chobee. After reading the story on the fairgrounds agri center, I am con-
vinced that there are many people who don't care about agriculture being
Okeechobee lifeblood. All five of our commissioners need to support the
ag center, the county fair, and most of all the youths in this county. They
are our future. It is my fervent hope that all of our commissioners rethink
their positions and get their priorities right, so we could move this county
forward.

SUPPORT THE FAIR: For the first time in my life, and I am 60, I am dis-
appointed in my board of county commissioners. Men, you are supposed
to support the youth of Okeechobee, no matter what it takes. You men
have a group of volunteers that is doing their share for sure, you need to
refocus yourselves and help them do what is right for Okeechobee and its
youths. Our property values are higher than ever. Mr. County Administra-
tor, you too, need to wake up and do your job.

LAST DAYS: Reading the speak out column -my comment on Chris-
tians, gay. marriages and abortions, the person that wrote the letter that
started this comments being called in to the newspapers definitely could
not possibly believe that we are in the last days or the end of time. If you
would pick up your Bible and ready Timothy 3 where it says the last days
and ends of times, man would lay with his own kind, be covetous, bois-
terous, etc. Get a Bible, read it, study it, live it, and we should pray for
someone like you and your mind is so confused by Satan, and it is why we
go to church and call ourselves Christian and listen to the word of God.

DOG STOLEN: To the thief who drives a black pick up truck and who
picked up my little Chihuahua dog on in Fort Drum, shame on you.

HIGH RENT: I know someone called about rental prices a few weeks
ago in Okeechobee. I am looking in today's paper in July 15. The owners
of the houses in for rent ads need to realize that for average people, $1,300
is too much. People need to know that these people are coming over
from the coast and buying these houses, and try to rent them out for way
more than $900 per month and we can't afford this. People need to recon-
sider their prices on rent in Okeechobee.

COWBOY DIPLOMACY: Good ole cowboy George, you can count on
him to finish his war on the acts of evil. Get Israel to start it, call Iran
names, and bingo he has his war- without Congress.

END OF THE WORLD: You know, Bush thinks God has chosen him to
bring on the rapture. He would welcome the end of the war, and he con-
trols the red button. Who has a straight jacket?

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Community Events .


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

Churches unite for program
'The First'United Methodist Church and AME Church will join
together in a praise and worship program, Sunday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200N.W. Second St.
School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
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 donations; or to
inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at (863)
763-5725.
River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use & Recreation meeting will be
held Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger Commu-
nity Center located on Hwy. 98 south of the Kissimmee River.
The purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for
SFWMD to meet with community members that are interested in
using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use
and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Pro-
ject .and the recreational opportunities available for you on
SFWMD lands. For more information contact Jeff McLemore af 1-
800-250-4200, extension 3022.





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Manufactured
homes gain value
It's heartening when a news-
paper publishes good news, such
as the July 14th article about a
family moving into a new home
built with the help of Rebuilding
Okeechobee After Disaster
(R.O.A.D.). The family's older
manufactured home was
destroyed during a 2004 hurri-
cane and they've moved into a
new concrete-block house. Con-
gratulations to everyone involved
in this project.
However, I'd like to respond to
a comment in the article made by
the chairman of R.O.A.D.'s Board
of Directors, who said the deci-
sion to build a concrete-block
home instead of a new manufac-
tured home was because the


county wanted "something that
would appreciate in value and be
more permanent. In our opinion,
we would replace mobile homes
with regular houses."
That statement makes two
incorrect assumptions: 1) that
manufactured homes don't
appreciate in value and 2) that
they are not permanent.
First, according to a study
completed earlier this year by
Kerr & Downs Research of Talla-
hassee, manufactured homes DO
appreciate in value, even when
the home is on rented land. In
other words, the survey looked at
just the structure, not the value of
the land. Kerr & Downs
researched manufactured homes
that were sold more than once in
a decade and discovered that the
average annual percentage
increase in sale price is 5.8%. The


Community Calendar


Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested 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.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. In
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139:
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076. 1 .
Bible study at the Livirig Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. Foir information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church.
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the.Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their' meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third' Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call
Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 Cen-
sus, 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 at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W..Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for'women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m,
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of.Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice of Okeschobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday 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 meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.


average manufactured home sale
price in 2005 was $72,810 for
multi-sections and $24,596 for
single-sections. That compares to
$38,945 for multi-sections 10
years ago, and $17,000 for single-
sections a decade ago.
Second, manufactured homes
can last a lifetime. Any new man-
ufactured home bought today
would have to meet tough new
federal construction standards
established in 1994. Not one
manufactured home built to meet
these standards was structurally
damaged during the hurricanes of
2004 and 2005, proving that the
new codes have resulted in safe,
sturdy and permanent homes.
This, in fact, is why when the state
set guidelines for spending federal
'Hurricane Housing Recovery
Funds, it .specifically allowed
money to be used for manufac-


tured homes.
,It's interesting that earlier this
year, the Okeechobee News pub-
lished an article about another
resident who turned to R.O.A.D.
to replace a storm-damaged
home. In the earlier case,
R.O.A.D. funds were used for a
new 3-bedroom, 2-bath manufac-
tured home that cost $55,000. But
in the new case, a 1,500-square-
foot concrete block home cost
$135,000. The price difference on
the two comparable homes pro-
vides a good reason why afford-
able housing advocates should be
open-minded to using factory
built homes.
Sincerely,
Nelson Steiner,
President Florida Manufac-
tured Housing Association
Tallahassee


Community Events


VBS planned for July 17-21
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host their
vacation Bible school this week from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Registration
will be held Monday, July 17, from 5 until 6 p.m. for grades kinder-
garten through eighth grade. The theme will be The Artic Edge,
Where Adventure Meets Courage. A closing program will be held
for the parents on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. and will be followed
with a cookout and pool party. For information, call (863) 763-2938
or (863)'467-6654.
Church hosting sports camp
The First Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, this week
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 Bennett Doyle at
(863) 634-9491.
Coalition executive meeting planned
Special Executive Committee Meeting of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, ,Inc.
will meet Thursday, July 20,2006 at 3 p.m. at Indian River Commu-
nity College, Room #J104. 3209 VirginiaAve. in Fort Pierce.

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., at 8 a.m. For.information, call (863) 467-0595.
Benefit for Denny Holerger scheduled
A barbecue benefit is scheduled for Denny Holerger. He has
been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The benefit will be held
Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church, 3055 S.E. 18 Terrace. Dinners can be picked up or deliv-
ered. It is sponsored by David Hazelief, Pastor Mike and the Okee-
chobee County Commissioners. The cost is $6 for sliced pork on
bun, potato salad, and corn on the cob. For information call (863)
634-1476. (863) 634-5801 or (863) 634-5819. All proceeds from this
event will be used for treatment that Denny needs to battle this dis-
ease.: He has no medical insurance.
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.

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.
Mainstreet Mixer slated
The Mainstreet Mixer will be held at Absolutely. Art Gallery,
401 S.W Park St. and Leslie's Dance Studio, Tuesday, July 25
from 5-7 p.m. Both businesses will be participating in the mixer.
Some of the students from the dance studio will perform for the
guests. Refreshments will be served. The mixer is open to the
public and also members.
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.
Church of Christ hosting VBS
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. each evening. The theme is Kings of Kings. Everyone is
welcome. Refreshments will be served each night. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4477.
Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will hold
its vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6 until 8:30
p.m. The theme for this year will be Trading Places. Pre-school
through high school are welcomed. For information, call Barbara at
(863) 467-0070.
Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.
Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the best inter-
est of abused abandoned and neglected children in court. Volun-
teers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to a
criminal background check, submit to a personal reference check
and attend 30 hours of training that will include courtroom obser-
vation and independent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.


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S will convene eight public work-
shops around the state to examine
S~ citizens' options for challenging
the agency's rules. The first work-
shop will be from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m., on Aug. 8 in Tallahassee.
-. Recently, the FWC has fielded
comments from individuals who
. asked the agency to -explore
alternatives to the current proce-
dure for challenging its rules.
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shorps'to explain the. rule-chal-
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and industry leaders and the
public and evaluate whether we
can, or should make changes,"
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Haddad said. "We'll report our,
findings to FWC Commissioners
during their Sept. 13-15 meeting
in St. Petersburg."'
The FWC adopts rules under
authority it has under the state
constitution and Florida statutes.
Often, new rules aren't subject to
administrative challenges, unlike


rules adoptedby other agencies.
"Commissioners realize
many people are affected-by the
rules they adopt, and they'd like
to make sure the rule-making
and rule-challenge processes are
respectful of individuals' rights
and in line with meaningful stan-
dards of.due process," Haddad
said. "They have directed staff to
host these workshops to find out
what people think about the cur-
rent process, and if needed, con-
sider suggestions to improve it."
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will be at the Farris Bryant Build-
ing, 620 S. Meridian Street.
Roland Garcia, the FWC regional
director spearheading the first
workshop, said "Conservation
and industry leadership partici-
pation in these workshops will
help frame some of the discus-
sions at subsequent workshops.
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important information and
inform their organizations'
members who we'll invite to
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softball classes
The Okeechobee High-
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
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 varsity
softball team.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.
OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will
host an alumni volleyball match
at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W 28th St., on Friday, July 28
at 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-
numbered graduation. years
against even numbered years.
If you would like to partici-
pate in this event, or if you know
someone who might be interest-
ed in playing, contact head vol-
leyball 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 Mid-
night Madness 4-on-4 tourna-
ment.


Call coach May for information.
Midnight madness
tourney is slated
The Okeechobee High
School volleyball team will host
a 4-on-4 Midnight Madness Vol-
leyball Tournament beginning at
midnight on Friday, July 28, at
the Osceola Middle School gym-
nasium, 825 S.W 28th St.
The tournament is open to
anyone ages 14 and up. This is a
co-ed tournament, but teams
must keep a minimum of two
female players on the court at all
times.
Entry fee is $100 in pledges or
donations per team, or $25 per
individual entry. Individual.
entries will be assigned to a
team.
Teams can expect to play 10
matches. There will be an A, B
and junior division as deter-
mined by the number of entries.
Matches will be played simflulta-
neously on three courts. The
tournament will conclude at 6
a.m. with an awards ceremony
and pancake breakfast.
For information or to receive
a flyer and pledge sheet, contact
head volleyball coach George
May at (863) 634-5836.
Tourney trail
changes slate'
The Christian Team,Trail will
not hold their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
July and August.
They will resume their tour-
nament trail on Sept. 2.


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Boe* Injections for Back Pain *
Complete Pain Management Program.
Bone Density Testingfor Osteoporosis *

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM To 6 PM & Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM



DERMATOLOGY
Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff
at Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
3 H* Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
SDiseases of the Skin,
Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Skin,
S' Skin Cancer Treatment
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Treasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer


Board Certified by the
American Board of Dermatology


* Mohs Surgery
* Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails


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The Best is Right.Here! .

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Okeechobee Cancer Center
CARING PROFESSIONALS STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT FIGHTING CANCER

Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
David J. Harter, M.D. Alan S. Krimsley, M.D. Ronald H. Woody, M.D.








About Our Physicians
Dr. Harter trained at the University of Wisconsin and world-renowned
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Krimsley graduated from
Yale University and trained at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Woody graduated from the University of Florida, and trained at
University Hospital in Seattle and at the Medical University of South
Carolina in Charleston.
The same caring physicians you have trusted for over 10 years are
pleased to announce the opening of their new location in Okeechobee.
By using the latest advances in treatment techniques and equipment,
we give our patients the best chance to beat cancer.
Our State-of-the-Art Treatments Include:
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Mammosite Breast Cancer Therapy
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
3-D Ultrasound Image Guided Therapy
CT/MRI Fusion Technology
Our courtesy van transportation and second opinions at no cost to you
ensure that Okeechobee Cancer Center will,treat you with the care and
respect you deserve.
Now Accepting New Patients

Okeechobee Cancer Center
301 N.E. 19th' Drive Okeechobee, FL
(863) 357-0039


SPECIALTY TRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED "
RADIOLOGISTS


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BOARD CERTIFIED IN UROLOGY
Specializing in:
* ADULT & PEDIATRIC UROLOGY
* BLADDER & KIDNEY INFECTIONS
* IMPOTENCE/IMPLANTS
* NO SCALPEL VASECTOMY
215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee *


(863) 763-0217


James E. Bradfield, MD FACOG
GYNECOLOGY
Participating provider for all major insurances including all BCBS, Medicare,
Medicaid, United, HCA Onesource EOP Network and others.
1300 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8000
drbradfield@earthlink.net
EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
BOARD CERTIFIED
Clinical interests include management of menopausal disorders, endometriosis,
infertility and menstrual abnormalities. Dr. Bradfield is also experienced in
evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence.


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Offering Radiation
Oncology Services in
Okeechobee Since 1997


Board Certified in Radiation Oncology


* Radiation Therapy Close to Home
with State-of-the-Art Equipment
* IMRT Technology Combined with
Ultrasound Based Image Guided
Radiation Therapy to Shield More
Tissues, Resulting In Less
Side Effects
Specializing in the Treatment of:
* Prostate Cancer Lung Cancer
* Breast Cancer Skin Cancer
* Brain Cancer
Courtesy Van Services Provided.
Call For Details.


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*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support 'Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups '24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy 'Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 14,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:40 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2,4:30, 7:15 and 9:40
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7:10.
Theatre II "You, Me, &
Dupree" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day 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, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Click"(PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 7
and 9 p.m.
Also playing at Theatre III
"Superman Returns" (PG-13) Fri-
day at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
4:15, Monday at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, at 4:15
only.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

News in Brief

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at
6 www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiv-
ing chapters from popular books
in your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.

is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Toni Doyle at
(863) 462-5863.


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from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
800-556-8885.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or U
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
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BASSETT HOUND, 7/11 in
Southwest part of town,
(863)467-2872;

BOSTON TERRIER, No tags,
pink toe nails, female, 7/14,
vic. of 9 Mile Grade. Reward!!,
(863)763-9613 or634-4524
CHOCOLATE LAB, Female,
pink collar w/name "Lady",
since 7/3 in'SW section.
Family dog, greatly missed.
(863)467-5188 REWARD!!!
DOG,' male cur, light gold
w/white on neck; chest &
feet, neutered, bobtail.
REWARD! (863)467-6960
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

AMERICAN BULL DOG- 4
years old. Free To Good
ome! (863)634-5729
ELECTRIC ORGAN- Looks like
a Spinnet piano. Wanting to
donate to a Church or Civic
Group (863)467-2537
Golden Retriever/MinPin Mix,
male, 12 weeks old, to good
home only. (863)447-5305
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 along
w/other dogs. 863-634-2250

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Okeechobee
863-634-3280
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hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
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nursing 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




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406 Northwest 4th Street
Okeechobee Hea th Care Facility


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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


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SALES POSITION: Available
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Potential, no sales expedence
necessary, will train.
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
Ynent that Is Illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cues of questionable val-
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uarantMeed income from
work-at-home programs if
sounds too good to be
tue, chances are that it is.
tf you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
thesee pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
lg money ahead of time,
MM check with the Better
sies Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Complaints.
S~me 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
4 distance toll costs. We
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redermot fMes charges In
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we may not be aware of the
chies Therefore, If you
ali a umber out of your
area, use caution.

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



ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
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Room Additions
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Pre Pssure Washing &
Minor repairs..
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
Ndjob tobig or small. Free
Estimates, 863-467-2917
Lic,'#234& # 5698



F 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
iClha GfhssVw Eta. 560
Cl"t n. 565
Coine/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, LiUnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment:
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography .675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


A/C & HEAT, 31/ Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370


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


GAS RANGE- Sun Fire Restau-
rant, 6 burners, w/griddle,
good condition, $650
(863)467-4565
REFRIGERATOR- used, yel-
low, stays cold, $60 or best
offer (863)532-9182
REFRIGERATOR- With ice
maker, Good condition.
$100. (239)826-5226
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
(863)357-6949
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
(863)763-1370
WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
(863)67,4-1355



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,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell sep-
arate (863)697-2032



CHANGING TABLE- White
wood, Good condition. $25.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle


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
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
8s early. 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass top. $395
(863)357-1183



COMPAQ DESKTOP PC &
DESK,. lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
(863)467-2366
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700,-P-4,-.5aO0.(.3,Q0tHZ)-
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, queen size, black,
wrought iron, 4 poster,
w/frame, $150.
(863)357-7719
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
BUNK BED SET- solid wood,
Loft, like new, 5 dr dresser,
3 dr desk, $350
(305)333-1389 Clewiston
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
(863)763-8943
COFFEE & END TABLES,
Matching, brown iron frames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$250 (863)532-0079 Okee
COUCH, green & white ging-
ham check, country cottage
style, exc. cond., $250.
(863)357-7719
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
DINING RM SET, Table, 6
hairs, China cabinet. Excel-
lent condition. $500.
(863)357-1867 .
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice- for
$150. (561)633-1371..
FUTON SET- With 2 end ta-
bles, coffee table. Black iron
w/oak wood top. Pd $600.
Asking $150. 863-357-2795
HEAD BOARD, King size, dark
wood. $50 (863)357-1929
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, loveseat & 3 tables.
$150 (863)763-6591
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069



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
SAVAGE: Model 110, 7 mm
Magnum Rifle w/Redfield 4x12
scope. Both In perfect cond.
w/case. $475 (863)697-3175
SHOTGUN- single shot 12 ga.
1$50 (863)467-9892



BOW FLEX EXTREME 2, Bare-
ly used. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2656
TREADMILL, VOIT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
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CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines.
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 863-763-6216


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
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
.,riliiin $225.
(863)357-8788


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible.trade. (863)357-2773
GATSBY WHIRLPOOLTUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
PROPANE TANKS, (2), 100
lb. $50 will sell separately.
(863)357-21130655
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888



MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
ORGAN- Yamaha with stand.
$25. (863)357-1929
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 21/.
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
best offer. (863)634-2725
BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
CURR PUPS Proven line
Shots, wormed. $150..
863-261-6422
DOBERMAN, 2 1/2 years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
954)465-6614
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
PUPS, AKC, 2 left, 1 male, 1
female. $350ea 863-634-4076


LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
'(863)357-1841
MIN-SCHNAUZER, Salt-Pep-
per male, AKC reg., Health
papers included. $500.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
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



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


BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
S uuil Tri., Fi' 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.
(863)675-0161
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V12- amp. $200.
(863)610-1421
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $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,
portable, 150psi.-$75.00
863-697-2033
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit,; w/cart, $300.
'(561)633-1371.
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
GENERATOR: TITAN 8500,
Brand new. Electric start
w/keys. $2500.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2000. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.
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



VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-5011


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


SAgriculture


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 8t.5




TNA HAY FOR SALE
$10 per bale. Also Horses
for Sale. Call (863)467-2483
or 561-635-1257.


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
APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands, Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
.(772)519-2292
HORSE PANELS (Pipe): 8
pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Dk deal Beautiful Quarter
S12 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
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD vaccs, exp. rid-
er, $1500. (863)467-4049
SHOW SADDLES, (2), brand
new, black, $1000 will sell'
separately. (239)465-1393
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.




COMMERCIAL S/P MOWER-
Snapper, 21"; works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
(561)676-0427
FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, 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: John Deere
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 16hp, auto shift, $400
(863)697-2032
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608


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

Rentals

a RENT

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



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)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vidptmsurfinthenet.net


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BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Convenient location.
$1200 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


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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
MOBILE HOME, 2BR/1BA,
Pine Ridge Park, no pets,
$750 mo., $500 sec.
(863)763-0648
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-7622


ISpecial Notic


LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$1400/mo. (863)634-5236
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
(863)467-1254
OKEE, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car gar.,
Comp. renovated, w/CA, Ig.
yard, bring pets. $1300 mo.'
st/last/sec. (561)723-2226
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo.& 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/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



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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-'
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 102.5
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 0I45
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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
tririj ri,,uji l l amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net .
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,'
2ba dbl wide on lake,.new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
LAKE ACCESS:Must See!
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA
i ':. W vi. $199,500. Owner
finance w/ 20% down.
(863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlidk.net
LEASE W/OPTION TO BUY- Lg
3/2, w/Sea Wall & Lake ac-
cess, $199,500,
(863)634-5236
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, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, open floor plan,
screened porch. $255,000.
(863)763-5605 or 447-1748-
OKEECHOBEE- CBS, 3/2,
screened in porch, in Palm
Creek. (863)763-7876
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new apple.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2V/
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000.
(561)262-9191


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

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er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
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When it's hot, a sun trellis like this one extends a
home's living area, provides a shady place for barbe-
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sun.
Although this sun trellis project-is large--either
12 feet by 16 feet or 12 feet by 24 feet-it's really
not difficult. Its simple post-and-beam construction
uses mostly standard cuts of rough Douglas fir,
which can be painted or stained. Do-it-yourselfers
can substitute cedar, pine or another weather-resis-
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Sun Trellis plan (No. 608)... $9.95
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DOUBLEWIDE
Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000. -
G.Coyle -Prudential Realty
(863)385-9141

Recreation



Boats 300,
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles-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
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Tourjng Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
(863)357-7406
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
cond., $600. (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, Jully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
orig miles, sips 7, new tires,
generator, good cond.,
9800'neg (863)467-8161
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft., Sips
8, Generator, Many cabinets,
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194


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



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 -
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 7:5hp
Mer y w/6 gal tank. $350
(863)357-0616


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., K5,000
(863)467-9390
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
(863)357-7406
WANTED: Motorcycle
Any Type. For parts.
Must have good front end.
**** 863-824-0801 ****



5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
863-467-0109
GO CART- 2 seater, 'gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
(863)467-8723
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle


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GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
LaBelle.
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


LEVELER HITCH, With vertical
height.adjustment. $250
(863)697-2434


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks -1020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
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.
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
S(863)673-6266
DONATE UNWANTED/UN-
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
hrs (866)855-09021
FORD MUSTANG, 1965,
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed.
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805 .
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500:
(863)763-0084
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
A/C, CD, May need new
strut, Runs great, $500. Firm
(863)261-5572 .
SAAB COUPE-' 92. Blue
Leathe[. :'ral u", 0 100, 1
Needs Alt tll, l.i nri lJeg
86'i675-7878 :5 '"
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY LX '91- 4dr,
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best offer
(863)697-3045 for details
VOLVO 240 DL '90, Wagon,
runs good, 131k, $2200 or
best offer. (863)357-5977


JEEP CHEROKEE 1986,'4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723



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


WORK BODY TRUCK- Ford
F250 w/tool body & lift tail
gate, 351 Cleveland, $500
neg (863)675-7321
FIld It Iaster. Sel it soon-
eo in theiclassrads


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898
RIMS & TIRES, 20", off of a
. Dodge 1500, $1500.
(863)673-2671
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
RIMS-(4) 20", Dodge, tires &
wheels, $700 or best offer
(561)996-9264


TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
35/12.50R15, Procomp,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES (2) brand new Good-
year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
(863)675-3322
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TIRES- 20", Mounted
Dayton or Budd wheels. 8
1/4 to 1200.$100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-1862
VOLVO 1240, 1986, exc.
cond., engine runs, good for
parts. Asking $300/neg.
(863)675-0790.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CADILLAC SLS '96, Fully
loaded, leather, power, keyless
entry. Must sell! $2500.
(239)425-5997 LaBelle area
CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421


CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $1400
or best offer.
(863)634-4076
CHEVY BLAZER S10- '93, 2
door V-6 Good tires A/C
90K, $1500, Lake Port
(954)298-7925
CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
NISSAN PICKUP 1995.w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mls. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000


CHEVY BLAZER '88 auto,
pwr., runs good, new mtr.,
needs minor body wk. $800 or
best offer. 863-387-0563
FORD EXPLORER XLT V8-'96
Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188
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
CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good condition. $500.
(863)467-4253
TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400'(863)673-6295
UTILITY TRAILER- .16', Excel-
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568
WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $800 (863)763-3451


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
NISSAN QUEST VAN 1995,
Leather interior. Very good
condition. 1' Owner. Garage
kept. $2000. (863)357-0028

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NO. 60000000007
OKEECHOBEE SERVICE CENTER
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, September 18, 2006
for respondents to provide a lease/option to buy new or existing professional of-
fice space for its new Okeechoabee Service Center.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFP. Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP (1) at the above address; (2) by down-
loading the solicitation from our website at wwwsfwmd.ov (3) by calling
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290.
The public is invited to attend the proposal opening. Further Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1.Selection Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 12,2006, 10:00 a.m.,
Conference Room 2A (Alternate Date): October 13, 2006,11:00 a.m.,
Conf. Room 2A
2.Site Visits in lieu of Oral Presentations: Tuesday, October 24,;2006 9:00 4:00
p.m., (Altemate Date): October 25,2006 9:00 4:00 p.m.
3.Final Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 26,200610:00 a.m., Conference
Room 2A (Alternate ate): October 27, 200611:00 a.m., Conference Room 2A
Site Visits are subject to cancellation In the event that the Districts final ranking is
based solely on the written proposal evaluation. All public meetings will be held
at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced above. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Florida Water Management is-
trict, Procurement Department, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida,
33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business days in advance
of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms refer-
enced above. For more information, please contact Johanna Labrada, Sr. Contract
Specialist at561) 682-2720.
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE,. in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project:
REMODELING OF BUILDINGS "A" AND"KSU"
AT THE INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (IRCC1
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
One (1 original and Six (6) copies clearly indicating the project for which you are
submitting. Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2.GSA Forms 254 and 255
3.Consultant Questionnaire Form -- which can be obtained by calling the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your
requestto pivey@ircc.edu.
4.Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6.If our firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accented in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilities Planning Office Buildino "S" Room #233 3209 Viroinia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12'00 Noon on Tuesday July 25 2006
Submittals receiveduafterthattime/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision In the remodeling of Buildings "A" and "KSU'.at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main
Campus. A majority of the space will consist of office space, meeting rooms,
and office support, along with an upgrade to the HVAC and Electrical.
The subject remodeling projects are located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus,
3209 Virinla Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 349B1-5596. Please direct Inquiries to the
IRCC Faclities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing
pivev(@irc.edu. Thankyouforyourinterestn ourprojects.
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Community Events


Foster grandparents help students
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like
to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster
grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-
Sone with students in a classroom setting, helping children improve
in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest,
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on August 16, at 10 a.m. at the Red Cross
Building on Parrott Avenue. For more information, contact Lynn
Vidulich at the Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-773-1895.

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

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

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous I 0-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from
7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportu-
niet to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not,
be held during the month of July. For information, call. (863) 763-
8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

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

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


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

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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

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

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212. *

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


Regions accepts Red Cross donations
. All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N.. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Rdd Cross Hurricane Wilma Dis-
aster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross receipt.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

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.r. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business executives
and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence edu-
cation, Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.' on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7.p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/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 -Wedriesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and advanced
computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be demonstraf--
ed, as well as how to access and navigate 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 classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8
p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.



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