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GEC customers
warned of outages
Glades Electric Cooperative
will be doing scheduled main-
) tenance of the Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 3, and
Friday, Aug. 11.
The first outage is scheduled
to begin on Aug, 4, at midnight
and will last four hours. The
second outage is scheduled to
begin on the evening of Aug. 11
at midnight, and will last about
two hours.
All consumers fed by the
Bassinger Substation will be
affected by these outages -
including members in Okee-
chobee County, on, 9-mile
grade (CR-721), Micco Bluff,
Dixie Ranch, Bassinger and
Cornwell.
For information, call 800-
226-4024.
Tax Collector
office tobe closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office will be
closed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a train-
ing session for their employees.

Inside

Culbert receives
national award
Pat Miller, director of the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office announced, today that
Dan Culbert, Okeechobee's
horticulture agent, is being
awarded the highest honor
Bestowed by the National Asso-
ciation of County Agriculture
Agents (NACAA) this week dur-
ing their annual conference in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 437
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.29 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.27 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemr p certificate for electricity used directly
and exclusively in production 9 cessing of agricultural products on
a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax
exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

Teachers contract talks to begin July 31
OKEECHOBEE Contract negotiations between the Okeechobee
County School Board and the Okeechobee County Educations Associa-
tion, which represents teachers and non-instructional school board
employees, will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 31.
The negotiations will be held in the school board meeting room on
the third floor of the school board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Gymnastics day celebration planned
OKEECHOBEE Kid Space, 818 E.N. Park St., will host a National
Gymnastics Day open house on Saturday, Aug.'5, from 1 until 3 p.m.
The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
There will also be free fitnss'assessmhents, health screenings, free
food, bounce house, prize giveaways, face painting and a magic show.
The event is being held to celebrate National Gymnastics Day 2006
Focus on Fitness. It is being held in conjunction with USA-Gymnastics,
Tyson Foods and the Children's Miracle Network.
For information, call (863) 357-4496.

Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
, Barrels and poles are available. .
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are avail-
able at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's
office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S.
78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to wear hel-
mets.
For information, call. (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.

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 Cen-
ter for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmtnee and Indian Rivers and Everglades
Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be even more
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Local extension agent receives national award


Pat Miller, director of the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office
announced
today that Dan
Culbert, Okee-
chobee's horti-
culture agent,
is being
awarded the
highest honor
bestowed by Dan
the National DanC
Association of Culbert
County Agri-
culture Agents (NACAA) this
week during their annual confer-
ence in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Distinguished Service
Award, or DSA, is awarded annu-
ally to only two percent- of the
nation's extension agents. This
award is bestowed by the agent's
peers for outstanding programs
and service to clientele, usually


over decades of effort. Mr. Cul-
bert has been an extension agent
for over 17 years. He came to the!
program in Okeechobee three
years ago to start a horticulture
program in the county.
Mr. Culbert is a 4-H alumnus
of the Garden State, and graduat-
ed from Rutgers University with a
BS cum laude in 1977. He earned
his MS from UF in 1983, and was
the UF Everglades REC pesticide
safety coordinator for two years.
He is an experienced educator,
having been a vocational agricul-
ture teacher for eight years in
New York and Florida, and a 4-H
agent for four years in New Jer-
sey and Florida. He served for
nine years as county extension
director and environmental horti-
culture agent for Indian River
County. During that time, he
supervised the extension team
that brought the Florida Yards &


Neighborhood Program to the
six county Indian River Lagoon.
In 2003, he initiated a new
extension horticulture program
for Okeechobee County. He is
now bringing FYN to Okee-
chobee, Glades and Highlands
counties as part of the Lake
Okeechobee Restoration Pro-
gram. Since joining the Okee-
chobee County staff, Dan has
expanded the Master Gardener
program, initiated the Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods pro-
gram, and established a website
for the county office which
.receives five times the county
population in visits annually. He
has been instrumental in assist-
ing nursery growers in recover-
ing from the hurricanes and has
consulted with hundreds of
homeowners concerning lawns,
trees, plants and pests.
Over the years his Florida


Yards & Neighborhood programs
have reached over 1.3 million
people in nine counties, with 32
percent adopting practices that
reduce landscape pollution. The
Florida Association of County
Agriculture Agents named him
an Achievement Award winner
in 2000. The University of Florida
awarded him Gold and Bronze
Image Awards for his efforts with
the BioControl Brain Bowl. He
has produced over 300 different
horticulture columns.
Pat Miller said of Dan Culbert,
"We are extremely pleased with
the program that he has. been
able to generate to this point. Ini-
tiating new programs is difficult
to say the least, but the contacts
and programs Mr. Culbert has
developed have been outstand-
ing. We're proud of him and his
program."
We would point out this


award completes the "set." All
four of Okeechobee County's
Extension Agents, Pat Miller, Pat
Hogue, Debbie Clements and
now Dan Culbert have received
this prestigious award. Mr. Miller
says he doubts very much that


you can find a multi-agent Exten-
sion Office anywhere in the Unit-
ed States, where all agents have
been honored with a DSA.
Together the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Extension staff have over 100
years of service to their clientele.


Flies being used to battle fire ants


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
Floridians are at war with fire
ants. These invasive insects can
inflict painful stings which can
become infected.
The humans may find allies in
the form of fire ants' natural ene-
mies.
Fire ants came into the Unit-
ed States from South America,
thus they are called imported
fire ants. There are two kinds of
fire ants.
The black imported fire ant
was accidentally introduced into
Mobile, Ala., around 1918, and
now infests a small area in
Alabama and northern Missis-
sippi. The red.imported fire ant
entered the United States proba-
bly in the 1930s. It was most like-
ly introduced with cargo. or in
the soil used as ballast in ships
from South America that were
unloaded in the Mobile area. In
the 1940s and early 1950s the
red imported fire ants spread to
Florida and other southern
states in nursery stock and sod.
Fire ants currently infest over
260 million acres in Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, South Car-
olina, Tennessee, Texas, and
Puerto Rico.
A fire ant bite hurts, stings
and itches intensely. This can
last for 10 days. One remedy is
ammonia, which you can buy in
little vials in the drug store. Be
sure you are not allergic to any
of the other ingredients before
you spray. If the bites continue
to be uncomfortable or look
worse (little blisters do form),
talk to your doctor. They can
become infected.
Imported fire ants are aggres-
sive, reddish brown to black
ants that are 1/8 to 1/4 inches
long. They construct nests
which are often visible as dome-
shaped mounds of soil, some-
times quite large. But more
often they are just little mounds
of dirt. In sandy soils, mounds
are flatter and less visible. Fire
ants can be anywhere; in open
fields, utility boxes, under fallen
branches, in tall clumps of grass
along fence lines, under pave'-
ment and buildings and some-
times even indoors. If their nests
are disturbed,, large numbers of
ants will rush out and attack the
intruder by biting fiercely. Of
course, to the ants, this is justi-
fied.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture has found natural ene-,
mies of. the fire ant in South
America which have been
proven safe and effective as bio-
logical controls. By releasing its
enemies, the ant threat is
reduced. Natural enemies will
spread on their own, seeking the
fire ants. They will live where the
fire ants live. Both fire ant dis-
ease and decapitating flies work
well.
The female decapitating fly
lays her eggs inside the ants
head, causing the head to fall off
and the ant to die. The adult flies
then emerge from the severed
head and attack other fire ants.
In 1997, the release of decapi-
tating flies was begun in Florida
by the U.S. and Florida Depart-
ments of Agriculture. By 2002
they had spread from coast to
coast. Since then, they have
spread naturally at a satisfactory
rate," according to Harold
Koehler, Ph.D., the primary
research scientist on fire ants at
the University of Florida.
"Three different sizes of flies
are used, they attack different
sizes of worker fire ants," contin-
ued Mr. Koehler. "The fire ants
are so afraid of the flies that they
won't come above ground. In
the presence of the flies, the fire




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ants stay below literally scared
to death."
Sanford Parker, another
major researcher against fire
ants, collects the decapitating
flies in. South America and
brings them back to the United
States to be quarantined,
observed and tested to be sure
that these individual flies will not
attack anything but fire ants,
before they are released.
Commercially available fire
ant baits are effective, so is boric
acid, as are insecticides for fire
ants. A non-toxic remedy
involves lots of scalding, hot
water poured into the mound.
This is best done early on a
sunny morning when,the ants
are close to the surface. That
way, you kill as many as possi-
ble. More than one treatment
may be needed.
This information and more to
help the war against fire ants can
be found 'at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/LH059.


Starting the campaign
It's that time of year again, time for the United Way cam-
paign. The United Way Board of Directors announced
this years' goal of $80,000. They are: (left to right) Frank
Irby, Melody Hodges, Debbie Riddle, Cathleen Blair,
Cheryl Sutton, John Abney and Roger Thomas.


Special to INI/University of. Florida
When applying bait to a fire ant mound, sprinkle it in a ring
about three feet out from the mound, that way you will have
the satisfaction of knowing that foraging worker ants will
carry your bait back to the mound and feed it to their queen,,
killing the colony.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING
ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE
PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
Okeechobee County has received $362,001 for the SFY 2006/2007 SHIP Program.
Th1 rur.d- .are'budgeted as follows:


Purchase Assistance/ Inspections / Repairs. .
Rehabilitation/Inspections/Code Violatiid Repairs
Grant Administration


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.: : $ ,80,000 '
$ 36,200


Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to purchase
existing homes that are in need of repair or new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide down payment
and closing cost. assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebu~er- that meet program requirements.
Preference will be given to very-low and low income families, handicap and elderly households. The amount of assistance
provided is based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to purchase existing homes and to
construct new homes, including lot, costing no more than $131,500. The minimum required contribution to be paid by the
SHIP applicant is 1% of the lesser of the sales price or appraised value.
The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low income $40,000
Low Income $25,000
Moderate Income $15,000
Rehabilitation' Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to
rehabilitate owner-occupied, single family dwellings to a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the
current FBC Plumbing Code, FBC Mechanical Code, FBC Standard Building Code, Standard Housing Code and the
National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee County. Preference will be given to very-low and low-income, handicap
and elderly households. The amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) the County is required to provide a minimum of
30% df the housing funds to very low income households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income households.
Additionally, the SHIP Program may NOT be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes.
2006 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:


Household Size


1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person
7 Person
8 Person


Very Low Income


$15,450
$17,650
$19,850
$22,050
$23,800
$25,600,
$27,350
$29,100


Low Income
$24,700
$28,250
$31,750
$35,300
$38,100
$40,950
$43,750
$46,600


Moderate Income
$37,080
$42,360
$47,640
$52,920
$57,120
$61,440
$65,640
$69,840


Appointments will begin on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the Purchase
Assistance Program all applicants MUST be pre-qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for SHIP
assistance. If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an appointment, please call Linda
at (863) 763-6731.
Funds-are awarded on a "First-ready. First-served" basis.


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Community Events

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the Ameri-
can Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be
accepted at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located
at 305 E. N. Park St. Checks must be written to the American
Red Cross Hurricane Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the cus-
tomer 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.m. until 2
p.m. We are also looking for a volunteer to become the director
and a board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public and should be able
to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives 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-prof-
it organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing
to girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultra-
sound, parenting classes and abstinence education. Operating
hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are 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 offe0ieM ',.
Indian River Community College will bqgfferingfree adult
basic education/GED and English as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language classes, Monday and Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8.
a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,.adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond 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 pro-
cessing sills will be demonstrated, 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.
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.




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Upcoming Events.


Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.

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 Saviour, 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. Any-
one 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technolo-
gy and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. 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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 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
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone, interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. 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. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group-meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39; who are interested in working towards the betterinent of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399,
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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191. .
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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at,
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 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. C
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. Fcr 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 relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day 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 has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from a.m. until noon.
SFree Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from. 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-


1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 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 informa-
tion or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free
respite care is available for your loved one while you are in group
at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave.
For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee 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 to join. 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.


Community Events


Nutritional class slated
A CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, July
31, at 5:30 p.m. at 916 W.N. Park St. For information, call (863)
763-4320.
Church of God plans VBS
Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold its vacation
Bible school day camp Monday, July 31, through Aug. 3, from
9 a.m. until noon. All children from kindergarten through
sixth grade are welcomed. The theme will be the Jesus Expe-
dition. For information, call (863) 763-1927.
Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Mon-
day, 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. Licie. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advo-
cate for the best interest of abused abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, sub-
mit to a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of train-
ing that will include courtroom observation and independent
study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
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. Every-
one is welcome. Refreshments will be served each night. For
information, 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 informa-
tion, call Barbara at (863) 467-0070.
Aug. 1 is National Night Out
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, in conjunc-
tion with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, will be
observing the 23rd annual National Night Out on Tuesday,
Aug. 1. Neighborhoods across Okeechobee County are invited
to turn on their porch lights at 9 p.m. in honor of the national
event. The annual event is designed to: heighten crime and
drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and partici-
pation in, local anti-crime and drug prevention programs;
strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community part-
nerships; and, send a message that neighborhoods are getting
organized and fighting back. Over 34 million people partici-
pated in last year's event.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offer-
ing: an infant/child CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 until
9 p.m.; a first aid class on Saturday Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until
noon; and, an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6
until 9 p.m. To register or for information, call (863) 763-2488.
Drill team signups slated
Signups and tryouts for the 2006-07 Mounted Drill Team
will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Wednesday, Aug. 2,
and Thursday, Aug. 3, at the OkeechobeeCattlemen's Arena.
The team is made up of girls in grades nine through 12,.:Fpr
information, call Rosa Pearce at (863) 064-1888.
Coalition board to meet
A special board of directors meeting of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties
Will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at 804 S. Sixth St. in
Fort Pierce.
Substance abuse committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
outreach and training committee will meet Friday, Aug. 4,
from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information,
call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273 or Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.
Hospice yard sale planned
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday,
Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug..5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.
Substance abuse resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resource committee risk and protective factors meeting will
be held Monday, Aug. 7, from 10 until 11 a.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-
6064 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Substance Abuse Coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly
meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:45 p.m. at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall on Fifth
Avenue, at the rear of building. Lunch will be served; For infor-
mation, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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, 200 N.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 Okee-
chobee County. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of
eligibility is needed to qualify for the supplies. For informa-
tion; 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 and Recreation meeting
will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basinger Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the
Kissimmee River. The purpose of the.meeting is to provide an


opportunity for South Florida Water Management District to
meet with community members that are interested in using
the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and
recreation. For information, contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-
250-4200, ext. 3022.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 29th St., located in the New Endeavors
School building. The meeting is open to the public. The
Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coali-
tions responsible for planning and implementing services for
pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citi-
zens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy out-
comes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact
executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.







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YMS planning
girls sports tryouts
Yearling Middle School soccer
and volleyball tryouts will begin at
the end of the first week of school.
Any students wishing to tryout
for a school athletic team must
have a current school physical
dated after April 1, 2006,.
YMS girls interested in playing
volleyball are invited to come to
the Yearling Middle School gym
each night during the week of July
31-Aug. 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. to
work on their skills.
All YMS girls, including incom-
ing sixth graders, are invited to
attend but must have a current
physical to participate.
OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
ning July 13 until the start of
school in August for free fast pitch,
softball instruction.
This weekly instruction will be
provided to all interested athletes
ages 6-14 and will be taught by
O.H.S. head softball coach Kim
Hargraves and members of the
Lady Brahman varsity' softball
team.
For information, call Kim Har-
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the Okeechobee High School
boys' or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
Tees as soon as possible. In order
to participate, a current physical
must be on record with the
school. For information contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
1722.
OHS volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) will be holding volleyball
tryouts beginning Monday, July
31. Because of gym renovations at
the high school, tryouts will be at
Osceola Middle School from 5:30
until 7:30 p.m. Practice will con-
tinue at the same tirne and loca-
tion until the OHS gyfi is finished.
The tryouts are for all grades,
including incoming freshmen.
You must turn in a physical and
parent consent form prior to try-
outs. You can pick these up at the
OHS main office between 8 a.m.
and 2 p.m. daily. If you need addi-
tional information contact head
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
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6 BUSINESS


Taking steps to prevent


teenage motor vehicle accidents


Stuart attorney Philip DeBer-
ard started the award-winning
SOS Signing on for Safety
program five years ago as a way
to help ensure that teenagers
drive more safely. His personal
injury law firm still sees too
many deaths and injuries from
accidents involving teen drivers,
and again this summer he is
encouraging parents to take
advantage of this free program.
The key element to SOS -.
Signing on for Safety is a teen
"driving contract" that helps par-
ents and their teen driver agree
on "house rules" to govern the
teen's right to drive. The teens
and their parents all sign the
agreement, which clearly spells
out the rules governing the
teen's driving privileges. The
goal is to make it easy for the
parents to create and enforce
responsible driving policies.
SOS contracts are available
free of charge from DeBerard's
office by calling Robin Delgado
at (772) 286-1000, toll-free at
800-299-8878, or by email at
robin@flainjurylawyer.com.
No school, late nights and
the freedom to cruise the roads
with friends. That is a recipe for
disaster. Young, inexperienced
drivers spending more time
behind the wheel and engaging
in risky driving behaviors lead to
accidents, serious'injuries and,


worse, deaths. "It comes down
to one bad decision leading to
senseless loss of life," DeBerard
said, adding, "We see the tragic
results of alcohol and unbuck-
led drivers and passengers in
our office regularly. To many
young people, a driver's license
is viewed as a symbol of inde-
pendence and freedom. Howev-
er, the freedom a driver's license
affords does not come without
responsibilities."
The SOS contract encour-
ages parents to openly discuss
with their teenage drivers what
is expected of them before they
get behind the wheel. Together,
they will decide what the conse-
quences will be if the rule is bro-
ken. "My hope is that the SOS -
Signing on for Safety program
will reduce the risks of teen acci-
dents on the road, diminish fam-
ily stress and uncertainty about
driving rules and encourage
more responsible teen driving,"
DeBerard said.
Recent National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) statistics show that
more teens die in car crashes
during the summer months
(June through September) than
any other time of the year. In
2003, 3,657 drivers ages 15-20
were killed., and an additional
308,000 were injured, in motor
vehicle crashes. Nearly 31 per-


cent of teen drivers killed in
motor vehicle crashes in 2003
had been drinking, and 74 per-
cent of these youngsters were
not wearing their seatbelt.
Most teen driver deaths due
to motor vehicle accidents (53
percent) occur on weekends.
Teen drivers killed in motor vehi-
cle accidents had a youth pas-
senger with them in the auto-
mobile 45 percent of the time.
More than a third of teen driver
fatalities were speed-related.
The Florida death rates from
motor vehicle crashes are high-
er than the national average and
are highest among 15- to 24-
year-olds than any other age
group.
The SOS Signing on for
Safety program encourages par-
ents, prior to allowing a teenag-
er access to the car, to:
Obtain a free SOS Sign-
ing on for Safety contract.
Present the agreement and
criteria to the teenager.
Negotiate the details.
Sign the contract with the
teenager and mount it in a visi-
ble place.
'.'If parents establish a clear
position with young drivers
about their boundaries by sign-
ing the SOS Signing on for
Safety contract, it will make
summer a safer time for every-
one," DeBerard predicted.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Restaurant gets facelift
The installation of the new Dairy Queen (DO) sign earlier this week is an indication that
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Rodriguez joins Okeechobee Land Company


Okeechobee Land Company
LLC is pleased to welcome the
newest member to their family of
sales associates. Juan Jose
Rodriguez, known affectionately
to family and friends as "Pepe" is
a native son of Okeechobee
County, where he still resides with
his wife, Susy (Sedatol) Rodriguez
and their children, son Juan
"Pepe" and daughter Penelope.
Mr. Rodriguez is already known to
Okeechobee residents through
his existing business Juan's
Lawn and Tree Service where the


motto is "You
grow it -I cut
it!" He decided
to pursue his
additional
interest in the
field of real
estate, recently
completing his
licensing as a
sales associate. Juan
His fresh Rodriguez
enthusiasm
and personable manner promise
to provide a pleasant and prof-


itable environment to both buyers
and sellers. As Okeechobee Land
Company is a full service agency,
he will be representing clients in
the residential and commercial
markets, along with vacant lots,
tracts, and acreage.

You'll find his welcoming
smile at the 208 N Parrott Ave,
location, and his friendly voice at
either: office: (863) 763-2262, his
cell phone (863) 697-8996, or
home office: (863) 824-0678.


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Okeechobee News and frequent our local merchants. To subscribe to the
Okeechobee News call 1-877-353-2424.


AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central NC
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any
Central NA/C System

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
401 S.W. Park Street
357-1199
10% OFF storewide.

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
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COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
407 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
1f- 1 Sff A! k; & Ser .ic,
(excluding Internet Service),

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction; Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours.
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
928 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10'o, OFF on 3hl purcr,-aes


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467.1040,Nm *)? '"
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WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
'763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers
Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up o10 5 gallons
Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Trealment Package


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104 N.W. 7th Ave.
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1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, July 28,
through Thursday, Aug. 3, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Miami Vice" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15
p.m.
Theatre II "Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG13} Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:40 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9:40 p.m.
Theatre III "Monster
House" (PG) 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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale


The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State AialnAaw,I
828.30 Rabies vaccinate' Qf
dgsieats-and ferrets;;.akeechobee
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 veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol 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 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 children. Train-
ing 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 pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Faster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and. needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-(800) 403-
9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary 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 and 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 hun-
dredsof millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.


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Auction
For (1) Fire Vehicle
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
August 1st, 6:30 RM.
BUCKHEAD'RIDGE
VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT
(863)357-1364
1988 F350 Cab Chassis,
4WD, winch on front,
fire damage, running
gear good.


HORSES: (4) Found in Okee-
chbbes County. Call to ID.
(863)634-1358
MINI PINSCHER in Oak Park
area, Okeechobee, please call
to identify (863)467-8038
PITBULL, Black male, young,
very friendly, vic. of Fernwood
Lane, LaBelle. Call to identify.
(863)612-5850
TWO YOUNG DOGS- litter
mates, near Four Seasons,
Call to identify
(863)763-1879


BOSTON TERRIER, No tags,
pink toe nails, female, 7/14,
vic. of 9 Mile Grade. Reward!!
(863)763-9613 or 634-4524


BASKET BALL GOAL-
(863)467-8038.
BLACK LAB PUPPIES- Free To
Good Homes! Males & fe-
males. 7 weeks old
(863)697-0186
CAT, Adult spayed female, to
good home without children.
(863)675-4107
CHIHUAHUA/PIT MIX PUP-'
PIES (5) Males. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4702 or
(863)634-0566
KITTENS (3), 8 weeks, 2 male
& 1 female, gray & white. To
good 'home only.
(863)261-4166
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half grown lovable kittens, all
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PUPPIES, Dachshund & poo-
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Job Information 225
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CAREGIVER: Needed P/T to a
take care of partially paralyzed
91 yr. old woman. Must be
able to work wkends & be de-
pendable. Call 863-763-0032
between 8am-2pm
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ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, benefits available.
Fax resume to
(863)763-6169
or apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company -
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
CONSTRUCTION
OFFICE SECRETARY
Knowledge of construction &
computers helpful. Excellent
phone & people skills required.
40 hours per week.
Tuesday thru Saturday.
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Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-892-0491.
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OFFICE MANAGER &
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Expedrience a must
Please email resume to:
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or faxto: 863-467-1126
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Environmental Health Specialist with the PBCty
Health Dept., responsible for inspecting child care
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and other regulated facilities. Applicants must
have a bachelors degree with 30 hrs. in physical
or biological science.
The work location is Belle Glade.
Submit application online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com,
enter pos. # 64031216.
For assistance, call (877)562-7287.
Application deadline: 8/4/06.
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GAS/C. STORE
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Min. 1 yr supervisory experience. Excellent
comm. & computer skills. Good leadership
skills, positive attitude. Flexible hours, FL
Drivers Lic. High School diploma or GED
Exc. Ben. incl. med, dental & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
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CLINICAL PHARMACISTS
$97,221/Year
Licensed Clinical
Pharmacists needed for Full
Time positions at busy
Outpatient Care Clinics in
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL. No hospital
coverage or after-hours call.
Monday thru Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$97,221/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
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Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
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NURSE PRACTITIONERS/
PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS
$85,897/Year
Must be nationally certified,
needed for FullTime & Part
Time positions in busy
outpatient care clinics in
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL.
SNo hospital coverage or
after-hours call. Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$85,897/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
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Valor Healthcare at
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CAN FOR THE COURAGEOUS
PHYSICIANS
$181,130/Year
Board Certified in Internal
Medicine or Family Practice
needed for Full Time & Part
Time positions at busy
Outpatient Care Clinics in
Okeechobee, Boca Raton,
Delray Beach, Fort Pierce,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL. No hospital
coverage or after-hours call.
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. No weekends or
holidays. $181,130/year +
excellent benefits. Must be
currently licensed in Florida.
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Mr. Donald Fruge
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REGISTERED DIETITIAN
$53,099/Year
Licensed Dietitian needed for
Full Time & PartTime
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics.in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL:
Excellent benefits and salary
$53,099/year.
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday. No weekend,
holidays or after hours call.
Fax Resume to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
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CARMIFORTHECOURAGEWUS
RN REGISTERED NURSES
$64,308/Year
Needed for Full Time
nursing/management
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Minimum of 1 year
management experience.
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$64,308/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Frug6
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491



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CANNG FORTHE COURIAEOM
-SOCIAL WORKERS
$-3429/Year
Licensed Clinical Social
Workers (LCSW) needed for
Full Time & Part Time
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Excellent benefits and
salary $53,429/year.
Office Hours Monday thru
Friday. No weekend, holiday
or after hours call.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491



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HELP NEEDEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114
SERVERS: Experienced Only.
No evenings. For busy lunch
shift. 863-763-9933

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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


J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Roomts
Garages
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




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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 I Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
C ren's Items 555
China, Glatawre, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Colectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabric 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
Pete/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 & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $700
neg. (863)697-0328


OVEN- 2 in 1, microwave/con-
vection, brand new $100
(863)467-7017
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new in
box. $700 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
14 cu. ft., be good for 2nd
refrigerator, $50.
(863)763-1370
REFRIGERATOR- With ice
maker, Good condition.
$100. (239)826-5226
WASHER & DISH WASHER-
Like new. Exc. cond. $100.
Will separate. 772-260-0918
or 863-763-60.23
WASHER/DRYER, Frigidaire,
Stackable, heavy duty, super
capacity, runs silent, perfect
cond. $500 (863)228-3958
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER Excellent condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)697-6618


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
$130. (863)467-2573
BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
-en! j multi speed, 1 single,
1 men's, 2 &spd;,-$75neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772
CHOPPER BICYCLE- Bright
green w/flame. Excellent
condition. Pd. $200. Asking
$100. (863)634-5038



ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011


METAL DOORS- 2, Jenweld &
1 fiberglass garage door. Ex-
cellent condition. $205. Will
separate.(863)763-1377
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
Used, 60x80 w/frame, good
condition. $100
(863)983-7625 after 6pm


FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100 (863)634-0339


CAROUSEL HORSE- Appox.
30 yrs old. Designed by art-
ist. $300. (863)234-9747
DOLL HOUSE- '1974, Wil-
Sliamsburg, 3 story, Accesso-
ries included. $500.
(863)234-9747
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
-old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
PRECIOUS MOMENTS
Collection, 16 pieces, some
oldies, not in boxes. $200 or
will sell sep. 863-265-0353



COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


BED FRAME, King size, 4 post,
black metal. $,140
(863)634-0339
BUNK BED SET- solid wood,
Loft, like new, 5 dr dresser,
3 dr desk, $350
(305)333-1389 Clewiston
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. .Must see! $500
(863)763-8943
COFFEE & END TABLE,
Matching, brown iron frames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$250 (863)532-0079 Okee'
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond.$30.(863)697-6618
COUCH
Dk. Purple, exc; cond. $100.
239-826-0399
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DINING TABLE- glass top,
pedestal base, 4 upholstered
cn ,ir.. '65 ,i:F' 357-36..0
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Sold wooi, lignt oak, paid
$1,000, sell for $300.
(863)447-0921
GIRLS BEDROOM SET, Desk,
dresser, armoire, mirror, twin
head & foot board. $4i00
(239)691-6368 Ft. Myers
LOVESEAT W/SOFA BED-
looks new, $50
(863)357-0060
RACE CAR BED FRAME- Little
Tykes, blue, mattress not in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$150. (863)634-3069
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager, Comfy,
$100 (863)357-0060
ROCKER & OTTOMAN SETS 2
Maple. Beige upholstery w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150 both sets 863-357-8788
SECTIONAL- black, with 2 re-
cliners, great condition, sell
for $400. Moving must sell
(863)697-8881
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, Lane, leather, w/end re-
cliners, snack tray & storage
drawer, burgundy, like new.
$250 (863)467-1897
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749
SOFA, LOVESEAT Flex Steel,
Blue & Beige w/wooden arms
& Recliner, Blue. Good cond.
$550 will sep. (863)357-3602
SOFAS (2) Lane, Burgundy
Leather w/end recliners, snack
tray & storage drawer. Asking
$800 will sep. (863)476-1897
UTILITY CART- drop leaf, tile
top with 2 stools, $75
(863)467-7017


COLT 38, Special 4" police
positive, Blued Stag Horn
grips. $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30 .
Win, 20 rnd box, $7. Pioneer
Area. 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


DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $500. (863)357-2233
Okee. area.
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, with
motorcycle medallion, new
$150. Asking $125. Call
863-634-9316.
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700. (863)357-2233 Okee.
area.


LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
(863)447-0921
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
MEDICAL SCOOTER- Electric,
Charger & spare tire. Cost
$2500. Asking $150.
(863)234-1700


MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)357-8788
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AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.
CELL PHONE- Nokia #3595.
car & home chargers, headset
& user guide. Exc cond, $30.
(863)763-6342
FENCE- Chain linked, 800 or
900 ft. & 2 large gates.
$800. (863)675-0379
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
GLASS DISPLAY CASES- (4)
with light, L48" x H36" x
D24", $100 for all will sell
sep. (863)675-6061
VIDEO CHAIR- Excellent con-
dition. $15.'(863)634-5038
WINDOW AWNINGS (2), $30
(863)634-3234



DRUM SET TAMA Rockstar
5pc. set + 5 prof. Sabian AAX
Stage/Studio cymbals. Pro
heads. $600.863-675-3838
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built, 77"Tx42"W. 2 Solid
front doors & shelf. $350 or
best offer. (561)676-0427
ODE BANJO- made by Gretch,
$1400 (239)657-4581
ORGAN- Yamaha with stand.
$25. (863)357-1929
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BANTAM CHICKENS
Old English. (5) $25 for all, will
sell separate. 863-763-4638
BIRD CAGE, large, heavy duty,
80"hx42"wx30"d, $800.
(863)763-3451
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
CHOW CHOW PUPPIES, 3
available, parents on premis-
es, full blooded, 1st shots,
$150(863)467-8206,
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)'675-0627
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
PUPS, AKC, 2 left, 1 male, 1
female. $350ea 863-634-4076
KENNEL, American Kennel,
5'x10', paid $280, asking
$150 or best offer.
(863)357-1560
Oceanic Aquarium 200 ial-
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$1200. ,3'i)4i-. 3;t.j.
RING NECK DOVES, normal
color, 7$25 for all.
(863)675-2541
TURKEYS, GUINEAS, DUCKS,
DOVES, PIGEONS, GOATS,
POT BELLY PIGS & RABBITS
(863)675-4981
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.
(863)697-8731



WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076



Above Ground, 13'x21'x4';
splash, super pool, incl.
pump, like new, $2000..
(561)722-9565 Okee'Area .


MOULTRIE FEEDER- Electric,
30-40 gal. Good condition.
$40. (863)763-1377



CAR STEREO: PIONEER 860,
Motorized Face. $300:
(863)634-3070
HOME THEATER, RCA, 500
watts, 6 speakers, DVD
player, FM radio. $90
(863)484-0110
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD player, dual cas-
sette, tuner, .(2) 4 ft. speak-
ers, $200. (863)357-6315
SUB WOOFER 15"
MA Audio, holds 900 watts, in
sealed box. New, $140.
863-634-6476
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $350 (863)634-6476
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $125 863)697-8906
SURROUND SYSTEM- Pana-
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075



RCA- Brand new 20" Tru Flat
screen MTS/Stereo, Elec-
tronic V chip. $125.
(863)467-2149 Leave msg


AIR COMPRESSOR
Snap-On brand. Nearly new.
$600.863-634-3328 .
COMPRESSOR- 80 Gal, 5hp
220. Airco welder AC/DC hell-
welder. Parts Washer, Heavy
duty. $500. (863)357-3981
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR


2ip, 20 gal., twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psi. $60
863-697-2033
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
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.



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


VCR- .Sharp, 2yrs old, 35 mo-
vies, 1 XXX & several blank
tapes $150 or trade for pistol
(772)461-8822


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

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 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds, Plants,'
Flowers 865




DOZER- 1969 D4, for parts,
$500.(863)357-3981
INTL TRACTOR 660- diesel,
$1500 (863)357-3981



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


APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands, Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
(772)519:2292 '
QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6yrs
old, bred to blk & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503 ',
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2379
THOROUGHBRED GELDING -
, ?j 17 hands, 18 yrs., exp.
,ler exc. all around horse,
$1800.561-629-6213.



ARIENS ZERO TURN, 42" cut,
Good condition. Garage kept.
$850. (863)447-2130
GRILL, Full size, side table,
burner, warming rack, flame
control. $30 (863)634-3234
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
:ul 16hbp ulo shift, $400

RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle'
RIDING TRACTOR- Sears,
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400
(863)467-6475
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608


Rentals



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



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, lba, du-
plex, No pets, 1st, lst, sec
elec/water incld.
(863)467-8464
OKEECHOBEE- downtown, 2
br duplex, unfurnished, Call
(863)763-6344.
OKEECHOBEE- Ig 2br, 2ba, on
Taylor Creek, $950/mo, 1st,
last & security.
(863)634-6586


BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Sw/garage.Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
DESIRABLE SW City, 3 br,


1.5ba, $900. mo. + 1st,
Last, Sec. dep. & ref.
(863)357-8303
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
3BR/2BA, on 1 acre + small
shed, $1300 mo., 1st, last &
sec. 863-763-7771
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1100. mo. (863)634-3262
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$1300/mo. (863)634-5236
Move in Special $500.00 off
first months rent, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last& sec.
References required, No
Pets.(863)763-6541


OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461



COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Centrally located 50 x 75. End-
less possibilities. Available
immediately. (863)763-3221
Rodney.
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
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


HUNTING LEASE WANTED
Deer/Hog. Near Ft Drum
area. Please call Doug to
discuss (954)914-4303


Real Estate




Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property 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
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
LAKE ACCESS:Must See!
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/10% down.' '
(863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlink.net
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495
OKEE., Cute 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home in Kings Bay. Many up-
grades, Pool access. Must see
189,000. (863)634-0779


Mobile Homes J



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




SCREEN ROOM 9'X30'
with NC, alum. pans, Insulated
roof panels, vinyl windows.
$600. 863-697-2434



Doublewide on the Water,
2BR/2BA, 1st, last, security
& refs req'd. (863)467-1967
RV- Small, Sleeps 1 person,
$450. mo. + Sec. dep. 10
mi S of Okeechobee
(863)763-3762



MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 11V2 Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424





Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accesseriee3020
Marine Miscellaneoe 30S25
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehile/AITV 3035



AIR BOAT- 10x6.5' fiberglass,
150 Lycomlng. Has all metal
work. Needs to be finished.
Prop. $1500.863-357-1974


Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 neg. (863)763-7609
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. (239)633-7173
BAYLINER 18', '96
120hp Merc., galv. trailer
(needs minor cosmetic wk)
$2400. 239-590-5438'
BOSTON WHALER '89, 14ft,,
'89 30hp Yamaha, bad gear
case w/trailer. $600 neg. Mark
(863)675-1312 leave msg.
CAROLINA SKIFF- '12, $800.
(863)261-3874
GHEENOE CLASSIC CUSTOM,
'04, 16ft., 25hp Mercury, 20ft.
Rocket Trailer, like new.
$4000 (863)675-1312 Iv.
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PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
or best offer 863-467-5906
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. -S400.
(863)357-7406
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
cond., $600. (863)357-7406
SEARAY- '91, 19', V6 135hp
Mercury outboard. Runs
Good. $1600. or best offer.
(772)223-9974


CAMPER- Wilderness Fleet-
wood 26', 30 amp service.
Sleeps 4, Microwave, stove,
Fridge, Bath/shower, Cable &
satellite ready, New awning,
jacks & access go. Excellent
cond. $9500. Neg.
863-763-0017 or
561-723-4659
DODGE ROADTREK 89 Camp-
er Van 318 eng. w/OD. Exc.
cond. New tires & brakes. New
refrig. & stove. 863-467-9413
RV- '82, Chevy, 25', Genera-
tor-A/C, 97K, Runs good.
Extra tires. $2200.
(863)467-7076
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
orig miles, sips 7, new tires,
generator, good cond.,
9800 neg (863)467-8161 .
VOLTAGE BOOSTER, Protects
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/built in surge protection.
$300 (863)467-6696


WAVE RUNNER '90, Yamaha,
very good condition. $1000
(863)673-6866



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609


OUTBOARD MOTOR '92,
150hp OMC, freshwater, full
controls, stainless steel prop,
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100


APRILIA '03, RS50 runs/drives
good, polished frame, racing
access., $1300 Negot.
239-810-0022/863-612-0090
Classic Triumph Chopper
Project, 1960's, 650cc, single
carb:, all parts included, good
title. $2000 (863)674-0898
HONDA CBR 600 F3 '98, New
paint & tires. Moving, must
sell, $3200 or best offer.
(863)763-3777
HONDA REBEL '03, Wind-
shield, back rest, clean,
$1750. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
SUZUKI INTRUDER '02,
1500cc, lots of extras. Must
see!! $7500 FIRM.
(863)801-5353
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
(863)357-7406
YUMBO CRUISER- 200 CC,
Good beginner bike. $2500.
(863)801-4949



HONDA RECON 250, 2004
$1650. 239-590-5438
HUNTING BUGGY- Ig, dog
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, lots of fun .$2000
neg (863)467-4998
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
, '01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good, $2200.
(863)697-2525
SCOOTER, 2004 Tank Urban,
900 mi., red/silver, sec.
alarm, 49.cc 4 stroke,
$900/neg. 863-673-6743.


YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405 .

Automobiles



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



BUICK CENTURY 1996, 4
Door Wagon, trir hitch, Great
cond. A/C. 3rd seat. $3000
neg. (863)357-7406
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAMARO Z28, '80, au-
to, great restoration project,,
all original, Motivated Seller!
$1700. (863)634-6601
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $1200
'or best offer. (863)357-1692
CROWN VICTORIA SW- '88,
Auto., Runs good. Good
condition. $900.
(863)675-0379
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95; $1200. Or best
offer. (863)634-4518
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '90, 5
spd., good work car, $650
or best offer. (863)612-0877


FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl., good shape. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
FORD PROBE, '92, black, runs
good, cold a/c, new water
pump, new tires, $1200 or
best offer. (239)784-8449
FORD THUNDERBIRD '94
auto, cold a/c, 2 dr., all pwr.,
new paint/tires++Runs great.
$4000. 863-763-8562 Msg.
HONDA CRX'91
Great MPG, clean, runs great,
good work car. $1500
772-215-9838
MAZDA 626 '95, 2.0L, auto.,
a/c, p/w, new tires & battery.
Needs some work. $800 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
MAZDA 626 '98, 4dr, power &
tinted windows, a/c, cd player,
runs good, good cond. $2500
(863)983-2997 or 228-3958
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME SL.
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor: $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '86-
"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)634-5298
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
VOLVO 240, '93,-$2500. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518 '
VOLVO 240 DL '90, Wagon,
runs good, 131k, $2200 or
best offer. (863)357-5977


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune,
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7250.863-357-7214 after 5p


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2200. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063


CLUB CAR, Refurbished,
$2500 or best offer.
239-691-2549
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


AXIS RIMS, used, 17", will fit
any Honda/Acura, good
cond., $500 or best offer.
(302)943-1777 Iv. msg.
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
(863)635-0772
B&W TURNOVER BALL
#1303, fits~'03-'06 Dodge
truck, not Mega cab. $250 or
best offer. 407-402-2690
CAMPER SHELL- 8' Fiber-
glass, Maroon, Sliding win-
dovws front/side New $1200.
Asking $350. (863)509-3260
CHEVY CAPRICE '86, Does
not run, needs motor work, 4
new tires. $600 or best offer.
(561)996-9264
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070
FRONT END from Jeep CJ5,
w/locking hubs, 2 wheels &
tires, $50. (863)763-1370
HOOD: For 80's.& 90's Ford
Van'(New in box). $85.
(561)676-0427
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
TIRES: (4) Fits 2003 Pick Up.
$200. or best offer.
(863)634-4076
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $350
neg. (863)697-0328 '
TRANSFER CASE- for Chev
350 engine, auto, $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm


VOLVO 1240, 1986, exc.
cond., engine runs, good for
parts. Asking $300/neg.
(863)675-0790.


CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $1400
or best offer.
(863)634-4076
CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO '87,
Long bed, 350 eng., auto.,
a/c, strong eng. & trans.
$3300 neg. (863)697-0241
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, '87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k mi., $2499 firm.
(863)467-0380
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $500 or
best offer. (863)763-2379
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1300 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F250, '84, diesel, manu-
al trans., 4 spd., runs good,
great work truck, $750 or
best offer. (863)228-0580
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC 1 TON PICK UP 1988,
Asking $500 or best offer.
(863)610-2190
TONNEAU COVER- Florida
Line, Fits '99-Current. Ford Su-
perduty Shortbed. Maroon 6
mos. $700. (863)467-8248


BLAZER S1.0 '93- leather in-
terior, exc cond. Labelle
area. $2495 (239)938-4321


CHEVY BLAZER '88 auto,
pwr., runs good, new mtr.;
needs minor body wk. $800 or
best offer. 863-387-0563
CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '88,
$1000. or best offer.
(863)467-7124 Call after
4:30 pm
FORD EXPLORER- '98, Eddie
Bauer, Loaded, Excellent
condition. 66,750 mi.
$6490. (239)340-9407


CAR HAULER
Dual axle, elec. brake, alum.
ramps. $1500 (863)697-2434
CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good condition. $500.
(863)467-4253
CAR/EQUIPMENT TRAILER-
16' deck + 4' dove tail. 2 yrs
old. $1100. Call Sam at
(239)633-7173
MECHANICS SPECIAL- Tool
box trailer, utility truck bed,
will hold 4 whler, lots of stor-
age $500 (863)467-6475
STORAGE SEMI TRAILER, ap-
prox. 35 ft.,.with tires, in
good shape, $500 or best
offer. (863)763-2692
WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel.hitch, new tires;
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $800 (863)763-3451


DODGE 250 PASSENGER VAN
'89, 3/4 ton; auto, 360 good
shape. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-5062
DODGE 3500 EXT. BARGO
VAN '98- orig miles, runs
Seat, cold AC, some rust,
2000 (561)722-9565 Okee

DODGE B150 VAN '84, $600
(863)532-0133

Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg. .


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BYTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in
and adjacent to the Coquina Water Control District (a/ia Coquina Water Manage-
ment District).
You are hereby notified that the Coquina Water Control District (the "District") has
filed in the office of the Secretary of the District a Resolution to consider approval
of a proposed First Amendment to the District's Water Control Plan, which pro-
posed' First Amendment will allow the District to provide certain additional public
services and infrastructure improvements consisting primarily of the following:
1. Roadways within the District may be surveyed and improved for location, mainte-
nance and safety purposes by means of expansion, provision of shellrock or pav-
ing in order to enhance the District's access (to its water control structures,
culverts, systems and ditches. These roadways include approximately thirty-three
33) miles of roads classified-as "primary" and approximately one hundred and
orty (140) miles of secondary roadways.
2. 18" or 24" corrugated high-density polyethylene pipes nay be installed at ap-
proximately one hundred eighty-eight (188) locations. The installations may be
done in phases so that after completion of a phase, the process can be evaluated
before the next phase is implemented.
3.,Approximately one hundred forty 140) culvert (18" diameter & 30' long) cross-
ings along the main north-south drainage canals within the District may receive
repair ando/or replacement.
4. A survey.(horzontal & vertical control) will be made of approximately 22 miles of
the major north-south canals within the District.
5. The acquisition of a sufficient supply of shellrock, whether by purchase of the
shellrock material or the real property within which the shellrock Is located, to be
used for the maintenance and improvement of access roads within the District to
improve the District's unobstructed and reliable access to its water control sys-
tems, structures, works and facilities.
Written objections to the proposed'First Amendment may be filed at the Districts
registered office located at 306 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at or
before the District's scheduled meeting which is going to be held at the Adminis-
tration Annex Building, Okeechobee County Extension Office, Conference Room,
458 Highway 98 N, Okeechobee,. Florida 34972 at 9:00 A.M. on August 16,2006.
The Public Hearing on the proposed First Amendment will be conducted during
said meeting and written objections, if any, will be considered at that time. At the
conclusion of the Public Hearing, the Distocts Board of Supervisors may deter-
mine to proceed, with the process for approval of the proposed First Amendment
.and direct the Districts Engineer to prepare an Engineers Report identifying any
real property to be taken, assessing benefits and damages and estimating the
cost ofimplementng the improvements and activities associated with te pro-
posed First Amendment. A final hearing on approval of the proposed First
Amendment and the Engineer's Report shall be duly noticed and subsequently
held at a regladrly scheduled District Board of Supervisors meeting within 60 days
afterthe filing of the Engineer's Report with the Secretary of the Distict.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate In'this proceeding should contact
the Districts offices by calling the District at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to
the date of the meeting.
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
1486330N 7/17,24,3106 Coquina Water Control District
148633.0N 7/17,24,31106 '


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Community Events


VFW hosting links tourney
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., and their
auxiliaries will be holding a golf tournament at Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club on Aug. 12. Tee time is 8 a.m. Gilbert Chevrolet has donat-
ed a new pickup truck that will be given away in a hole-in-one contest.
Proceeds benefit the VFW National Home for Children. Space is limit-
ed. Teams can sign up at the Post. For information, call (863) 697-2390.

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like to
w9rk with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster grand-
parents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-one with
students in a classroom setting to help children improve in school. The
program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Foster grandpar-
ents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. They also
receive lunch at the school. Anyone interested'ifilearniing more about
the program is invited to attend the volunteers nheeting and lunch on
Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch,
323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-.
1895. -

Scholarship benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward Memorial Agriculture Scholarship Fund
will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the 4L Ranch, 8400 S.W Fox Brown
Road, in Indiantown starting at 4 p.m. There will be an open round-
robin roping competition, music, barbecue, auction and prize give-
aways. The entry fee for the roping event is $100. Registration will begin
at 4 p.m., with roping to begin at 5 p.m. For donation information, con-
tact LoraGomez at (772) 260-1495.

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

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for their
shelter. It just needs to have basic programsand the capability of inter-
net connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863) 610-
9192 and.ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please leave a
message..The donation is tax deductible.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the.Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

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

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

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

Center offers' parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "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 pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.


Career Center helps in job search
The-One Stop.Career Center, 209 S.W. Park-St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.,
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.

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 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 fundrais-
erwill 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:
ohs 1987reunion@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 board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, con-
tact 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 andover.

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; 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 fqr 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
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 Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


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