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Master Gardeners
are life-lines
Master Gardeners are
Extension-trained.volunteers
who can answer many ques-
tions about your home and
garden. They are our office's
"life-lines", and allow agents
to answer harder horticultural
questions, present other pro-
grams and help solve many
other issues.
Our trained % volunteers are
well equipped to handle most
of th.e.requests that come 10to
oui olfice. The\ have recei\ ed
initial training in more than 55
hours of classroom instruc-
lion in horticulture.:Each \ear
the\ take additional training
to keep them cur rent
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House fire kills
4, some missing
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP)
- Fire swept through a two.-
story house where a large
number of people had .been
living, killing at least four early
Sunday, the state fire marshal
said.
Firefighters were looking
for more bodies, State Fire
Marshal Roger Johnson said.
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Drought Index
Current: 543
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

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News Briefs

Agri-Center to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will
stage a show on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. each day, and the shows will begin at 8
a.m. Tickets will be available at the gate and will be $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1 for students.
The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be held Satur-
day, and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be held
Sunday. Halter and performance classes will be held throughout the
day.
For show information, call (561) 798-6129, (772) 341-0715 or (863)
467-5125.

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 exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing 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.

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

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








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Master Gardeners are 'life-lines'


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Master Gardeners are Exten-
sion-trained volunteers who can
answer many questions about
your home and garden. They are
our office's "life-lines", and allow
agents to answer harder horticul-
tural questions, present other pro-
grams and help solve many other
issues.
Our trained volunteers are well
equipped to handle most of the
requests that come to our office.
They have received initial training
in more than 55 hours of class-
room instruction in horticulture.
Each year they take additional
training to keep them current.
Sometimes they bring a lifetime of
their own gardening knowledge
and experiences to their job. As
volunteers, they can spend as
much time as is necessary to give
homeowners information to solve
their problem.
And we desperately need a few
more in the next year.

Got a gardening
question?
People contacting our office
can interact with Master Garden-
ers. We currently offer free assis-
tance at our county Extension
office. These special volunteers
work in our office on Tuesday
afternoons during a 2-3 hour peri-
od. Master Gardeners handle the
calls by telephone, or sometimes
by e-mail, and meet office visitors
that arrive with soil samples or
pest-infested samples from their
homes. After questioning, a diag-
nosis is made, and management
suggestions are offered.
Extension is a source of
research-based fact sheets and
bulletins that backup the Master
Gardener advice. Thousands of dif-
ferent bulletins are available free
from our office. Since our space
for storing these documents is lim-


Students


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W'FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

ited; volunteers often consult our
Extension website, http://Solu-
tionsForYourLife.com They print a
copy for the visitor or mail it out to
the caller.
Master Gardeners may suggest
that a soil pH test would help solve
the visitor's problem. They are
trained on how to operate a soil
pH meter and decide if the results
contribute to the problem. And
with a camera, a photo can be sent
on our Digital Diagnostic Informa-
tion System (DDIS) to University
specialists for rapid
response. Thanks to our County
Commission, these services are
currently offered free of charge to
county residents.
If more extensive diagnosis is
needed, we can refer the problem
to several UF/IFAS laboratories that
can identify the actual pests. Sub-
mission forms, bags and boxes to
send soil or water samples for
more in-depth analysis are avail-
able free at our office. However,
the lab services require a fee,
which is sent with the sample to
the UF labs.
As the community grows, the
number of questions will rise.
Extension's ability to reach more
of these needs will depend on
increasing the number of hours
our volunteers are in the office. To
expand these clinic hours, we
need more volunteers to step up
and help.

Presenting
seminars
Master Gardeners can also help
present seminars on Florida
Friendly landscaping. As part of the
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
program, volunteers carry the des-


ignation of Florida Yard Advisor.
Some of our volunteers are ready
to help evaluate yards that practice
these best management tech-
niques. They can designate your
yard as Florida-friendly. Other vol-
unteers may appear at community
events to answer gardening ques-
tions and let the public know
about other Extension services.
This winter and spring our
office has been asked to assist the
Board of Directors of the Okee-
chobee County Fair. It is our hope
to see a large number of home gar-
deners bring in samples of their
own home-grown vegetables at
the county's first ever county fair.
Master Gardeners will be needed
to answer lots of public questions
before the fair. They will also be
on-hand to help organize and set
up several hundred plates of pro-
duce that will be judged and dis-
played to the general public. The
fair is tentatively scheduled for
March 9-18, 2007.
Master Gardeners are also
needed to start Junior Master Gar-
dener groups. This is the name for
4-H Clubs that help our youth learn
how to grow vegetables, fruits or
ornamentals. A core of adult Mas-
ter Gardeners will work with kids
that will become 4-H'ers. They will
learn about the joys of plants and
gardening. We'd like to show
youth how to make the best better
by building beautiful landscapes
and learning about plants.
An important part of the JMG
program is encouraging young
people to share their knowledge
with the community. With a little
help, expect to grow some new
helpers and put some unique proj-
ects on display at places like nurs-
ing homes, science fairs and com-
munity festivals.

WANTED:
GREEN THUMBS
Through this Extension training
program, current Master Garden-


ers have begun to share their love
of horticulture with others. Our
program is relatively new, but our
current corps of seven volunteers
have provided over 1,000 hours of
assistance to our county. This year
we looked back and noticed that
one county Master Gardener has
even been at it for 10 years!
If any of the above activities
sound interesting to you, consider
becoming a Florida Master Gar-
dener yourself. A person's desire to
learn and share is more important
among potential Master Gardeners
than current knowledge and expe-
rience. Give it some thought or
maybe you can nominate some-
one else if you aren't able to volun-
teer.
.Our next class for new Master
Gardeners will start soon. The first
meeting will be on Thursday Sept.
7th.; Our county's trainees will
spend six hours (from 9 a.m. until
4 p.m.) each Thursday through
November 16. Other volunteers
from Highlands and Glades coun-
ties may join our daytime classes,
to be held at our office in Okee-
chobee. Classes will be taught by
Extension agents, specialists, and
local horticulture professionals.
To learn more about becoming
a Master Gardener, interested per-
sons can call, write, go online or
stop by our office. Request a
"Sprouting Kit," which contains an
application form. Applications are
due before Friday, Sept. 1st, and
applicants will be interviewed
before selections are made.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Master Gardeners, please email
us.at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m.,
on Tuesday afternoons.


A family affair
Misty Pollock (center) escorted her nieces Cecillya Lan-
caster (left) and Brittany Lancaster to Okeecobee High
School's open house Thursday evening. The Lancaster
sisters have transferred into O.H.S. from Stuart.


UKeechobee News/Lorna JablonsKi
Family meeting
Rob Jones (left) and his wife Anna Jones (center)
seemed as perplexed as their son Caleb Jones (right) as
they studied Caleb's class scheduled Thursday evening
during Okeechobee High School's Open House.


learn about conservation and the environment


What's it like to be a sea turtle
hatchling making its life-threaten-
ing trek from sand to sea? How
does a bug see the world? Why
do birds have feathers? Why is a
flounder flat?
Students nationwide, includ-
ing many in South Florida
schools, will be getting their
hands dirty and their curiosity
piqued this school year as they
answer some wild questions
about wildlife.
Project WILD, one of the most
widely used conservation and
environmental education pro-
grams in the nation, has taught
one million educators how to


bring the outdoors into the class-
room. The Florida .Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) provides the materi-
als and training to Florida teach-
ers, who pass it to the students.
Each year, about 55,000 teachers
receive training nationwide,
.including 1,738 in Florida. this
year.
Project WILD ,capitalizes on
the natural interest that children
and adults have in wildlife by pro-
viding hands-on activities that
enhance student learning in all
subject and skill areas. With les-
sons like "Oh, Deer!" and "Turtle
Hurdles," students learn about


Okeechobee Roadwatch


Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.
S.R. 710: From S.E. 40th Ave
to South of S.R. 70: Construction
project The roadway improve-
ments consist of ;widening,
milling, and resurfacing. Work
continues throughout the project
limits, and motorists should
expect nighttime lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible


delays. The contractor is Dicker-
son.
S.R. 70: From West of U.S. 98
to West of Seventh Ave. N.W:
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improvements,
signals, and street lighting. Crews
are working on storm drainage
and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.


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Community Events


Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8,
and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next
to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9,
and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must be
paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do not
have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact instructor
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how
to select and care for small animals. They are not required to sell
their animals, but do show them at county events. At their first
meeting, club members will elect officers and make plans for the
year. Local veterinarian Dr. James Letcher will also attend the
meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone wanting
to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to the
Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing religious education calpses for children bpginnjng Sunday,
Sept. 17. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are
now being accepted. Classes for'children in grAdes kindergarten
through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until
12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-
3727.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy
at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
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 programs and the capabili-
ty of internet 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
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at
(863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate
of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877
for registration.




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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship Is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
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 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.
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 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.
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) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The 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 mem-
ber 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. 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. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish*
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W-
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 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 tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R
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 infor-
mation, 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. Par-
rott 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 Margaret
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 Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863)763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worey 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. 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 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 Group Hospice 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 wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity 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


Open house honors breastfeeding month
The Okeechobee WIC, in cooperation with the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition, is sponsoring an open house to celebrate
World Breastfeeding Month on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Okeechobee County
Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. There will
be games and door prizes. The Chronic Disease Health Preven-.
tion and Education Department will be on hand to offer informa-
tion on healthy living. The event is open to the public. For informa-
tion, contact Linda Wier, R.N., at (863) 462-5824.

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would
like to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Fos-'
ter grandparents 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 grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and
mileage reimbursement. They also receive lunch at the school.'
Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited
to attend the volunteers meeting 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.

Business Women's group to meet
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
Group will meet Friday, Aug. 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will be at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will
follow at noon. Membership is not necessary to attend the meet-.
ing, and giveaway items are welcome. For more, visit the group's
website at www.okeebwn.com.

DEC meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will hold
it's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug.
19, at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6 p.m.
Speakers will be State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson. Local and state officials and candidates will also be in
attendance. Tickets are $30. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

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 giveaways. 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, contact Lora Gomez at (772) 260-1495.

Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Aug.
21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,'
916 W.N. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas.
For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Collaborative Council meeting planned
The next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council; a
part of the Shared Services Network, will be held Tuesday, Aug.
22, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County:
School Board office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Paro fve., will b'ffering'
an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m. To reg-
ister or for information, call (863) 763-2488.

Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Friends of the Library book discussion group
will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call (863) 357-9980.

Coalition's finance panel to meet
The finance and operations committee from the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the coalition's confer-,
ence room at 2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce. For information, call
Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10. :

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort
Pierce. For information, call. Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120;-
ext. 10.

Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of.
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobeel Counties will meet Thurs-
day, Aug. 24, immediately following" the full coalition meeting.
The committee will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 240,1l S.:
29th St., north portable, in Fort Pierce. Forinformation, call Dorett8
Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.. I '

CIS/PAL golf tourney planned \ ; V
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League
will be hosting their seventh annual golf tournament on Saturday,;
Aug. 26, beginning withfan 8 a.m. shotgun start at the'Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club. Hole, tee and team sponsorships are;
still available. Prizes will be given to the winning team, as well asil
the ninth and next-to-last place teams. Monetary-donations will
be accepted, and volunteers are still needed to help with the tour-,
nament. On the day of the otevent, barbecue chicken and rib din:
ners will be sold. All proceeds from the tournamentwill go to
fund CIS projects. For information, call (863) 462-5863.

Scientist to speak at IRCC ...
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main campus
of Indian River Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia Avenue,
in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on
palms in the genus Livistona. He will speak again from 1:30 until 3
p.m. on the cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms. He will also;
speak at the Kight Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug.
27, on the MacArthur Palm.

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.

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will'
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10, 17
and 24). Sunday worship services are at 8 and 11 a.m. Other serv-
ices are traditional at 8:30 a.m., along with contemporary and
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Child care is provided. For informa-
tion, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W 28th St. For information, contact Valerie Marone at (863) 462;
0040.






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Youth bowling
league to start
Sign-ups are now under way
for the youth bowling league for
children between the ages of 5
and 18.
Bowling is to start Aug. 19 at
9:30 a.m.-
For information, call Marilyn
at (863) 634-0397 or contact
Stardust Lanes at (863) 467-
1800.

OCRA grid
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A.
tackle football, flag football and
cheerleading programs will take
place Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept.
9 at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians
must accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and
$60 per participant in the flag
football and cheerleading pro-
grams.
These programs are open to
children 6 to 12 years of age.

Youth soccer
sign-ups slated
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and
ending Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at
the department's office at 640
N.W. 27th Lane in the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
child.
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and
under and 6 and under. Parents
will be required to present a
copy of the participant's birth
certificate, at the time of registra-
tion. The participant's age as of
Dec. 31, 2006, will determine
their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Sat-
urday, Sept. 30. League play will
end before Christmas.
For information, call (863)
763-6950.


Ladies keg league
opens play Aug. 24
The Ladies Coffee Bowling
League will start their new season
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. at'
Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E.
The league is open to all
bowlers, whether novice or expe-
rienced. Scores aren't important
and the league is open to all
women.
For information, call Jo Jack-
son at (863) 763-2522.
Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will
not hold their rnuorriihl bass tour-
naments during the months of
July and August:
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls golf team should pick
up a physical form at the high
school office or at Quality T's as
soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-


rent physical must be on record
x ith the school. .
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863)-634-1722.
OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
5815 or go to the FHSRA website
at www.fhsra.homestead.com
and then go to the membership
page and download your forms.
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
athletics.
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Ladies' bowling
league is forming
Sign-ups are now being
accepted for the Thursday Night
Ladies Bowling League.
For information, call Kathy
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If your child would like to play,
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Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
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In order to register you must
have a copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physi-
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Florida Community Health Center receives art donation


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
On Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, Scott
Chapman, the new owner of
American Roofing, LLC and his
wife Kellie Chapman donated
"Panther Strand" by artist Barry
Barnett to Florida Community
Health Center (FCHC) Lakeshore
Pediatrics at 1100 N. Parrot Ave.
FCHC is currently celebrating
I their 30th year of serving Okee-
chobee County's medical needs.
- The work of art was accepted by
-, Georganna Kirk, the center man-
ager for FCHC.
1 The Chapman's met Mr. Bar-
2 nett at his gallery in St Augustine,
- in July, where Mr. Barnett shared
his story with them about being a
young child and spending a lot of
time in clinics due to his mother's
t illness. He began donating his art-
" work to clinics and hospitals
-i throughout Florida as a "thank


you" for all they had done for his
family in their time of need.
Presently, Mr. Barnett's works
are displayed in private, commer-
cial and institutional collections in
over 28 countries, including over
21 Florida Health Clinics. His art-
work is also included in the Unit-
ed States Senate Collection in
Washington, D.C. and the Florida
House of Representatives in Talla-
hassee. Mr. Barnett's contribu-
tions toward humanitarian and
environmental concerns have
been recognized by state, nation-
al and international leaders on the
highest levels.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman were
intrigued by Mr. Barnett's mission
to donate his paintings to Florida
clinics and hospitals and chose to
assist Mr. Barnett in his humani-
tarian endeavors by donating his
piece entitled "Panther Strand" to
Lakeshore Pediatrics for the citi-


zens of Okeechobee to enjoy.
"Panther Strand" consists of a
landscape located about five to
eight miles north of the Florida
Everglades in Big Cypress where a
lone panther is standing among
the bush. This will add an atmos-
phere to FCHC that shows pride
and appreciation in our surround-
ing landscape of Florida. Mr. and
Mrs. Chapman expressed their
hope that everyone will enjoy this
piece as much as they do. Geor-
ganna Kirk also expressed her
thanks on behalf of all at FCHC
and the community for their gra-
cious donation.
For more information about
Mr. Barry Barnett's works or his
mission please go to www.barry-
barnett.com or call the studio at 1-
800-535-8464. Barry Barnett Artist
International Gallery is located at
1 King Street, Suite 116, St. Augus-
tine, Florida.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Scott and Kellie Chapman, new owners of American Roofing, LLC donate "Panther Strand"
by artist Barry Barnett to Florida Community Health Center (FCHC) Lakeshore Pediatrics for
display in the lobby. Accepting the donated artwork on behalf of the center is Georganna
Kirk, FCHC center manager (left).


Brennan appointed presiding judge of countywide coalition


Okeechobee County Judge
Shirley Brennan, one of the original
founders of the Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition, has
accepted the appointment as pre-
siding judge for the countywide
group.


The coalition deals with alcohol
and drug abuse prevention issues.
Judge Brennan will preside over
the coalition's monthly meetings
as she continues to support the
group's efforts to prevent underage
drinking including enforcement


of underage drinking laws and reg-
ulations, swift and sure conse-
quences for all violators and effec-
tive prevention and education
efforts.
The judge will also serve on the
Community Risk and Protective


Factor Committee. The committee
identifies the risk (negative) factors
that contribute to underage drink-
ing and other drug use by conduct-
ing a community-wide survey.
The committee also maps the
protective (positive) factors that


have been identified in helping to
keep youth from using alcohol and
drugs.
The coalition has also received
a state prevention grant award that
wilFhelp to build an effective coali-
tion that will work toward its vision


of working together to save minds
and lives by eliminating substance
abuse in Okeechobee County.
The coalition's next meeting
will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 11:30
a.m., at the Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
! showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
, Movie times for Friday, Aug. 11,
^through Thursday, Aug. 17, are as
Follows:
I Theatre I "Nacho Libre" (PG)
rShowtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
rp.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
|4:15,'7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
*and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Talladega Nights"
,(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
rand Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Pp.m.
Theatre III "Barnyard" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
[Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
Fand 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
:p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
jThursdayat2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
Children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
SFor information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

IFree pregnancy
Tests are offered


The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing-to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
,counseling, referrals for a free
(ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
S 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
,days..We are located at 1505 S.
,.Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
,appointments call (863) 763-
i8859.

Free parenting
!classes offered
t Free six-week parenting class-
'es for parents of young children
'are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at.
-the Pregnancy Resource Center,
'1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
'affair, birth to eight months -
ijofants, eight to eighteen months
b-the toddler, -18 to,36-ionths -
terrific twos, three year olds; rand
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks to pur-
Xchase items for their baby at the
,.center's Baby Boutique. Child-
.care is not provided; however,
"infants in carriers are welcome.
}For details, call (863) 763-8859 or
S(863) 697-6320.

?American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
: The American -Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
eam Volunteers to be a part of
pur Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
rained volunteers who respond
o local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
,help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
gross-Okeechobee branch at
.(863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
,needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
'have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
SAldridge at Red Road Academy,
!(863) 357-5905. We are looking
'kfor volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
-youth.

tDonations needed
for Hospice yard sale
I Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
.clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
mances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
t (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
or Realtors program
1 The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
1fThe property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
|and commercial property
:throughout the county. For infor-
imation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.


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in Super Wjalrria p.'g. lot. on
Sun I.30 w. RMewarij
863.-6-6.0,8i63.634-4626
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
(863)610-0009


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call 'Debbie
(863)983-7702
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Only! (863)763-9262
KITTEN, male, 8 wks. old,
gray, litter box trained, to
good home only.
(863)763-0742
KITTENS, 1 is 8 weeks, 1 is 3
mos. & mother. To good
home. (561)308-6350
KITTENS TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, litter trained. CUTE!
863-763-3124


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OLDIES ALBUMS
Over 100 albums, some older
Pls. call 863-467-4253
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Must tinr
a home soon or ao to the
pound. 1 yr & under
(8631946-9133.


MOVING SALE
5624 NE 2nd Street. Okee
Fri.& Sal. 8/11,8/12. 9am
Appliances, lawn equip.,
bililg.materjals+, household,
furniture & more' Call for appl1
ru 8,'18 prior I our move-.'

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



A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191


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Drivers-CDL A
Walpole, Inc.
Gives YOU More
Get Home,
Get Paid!
Get home
every night and
earn $45 50/yr!
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/
Blue Shield
Paid Vacation,
401 (k),
Walpole, Inc.
(800)741-6500
www.walpoleinc.com
EXPERIENCED PIPE LAYER
Pay commnertsurale weMp.
Contact Jerry 863-801-5-140
For Delivery of Ft. Pierce Trib-
une Newspapers in Okee
area, $2500 mo. to $3500
Smo. Call (772)201-0088
LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION
Has an immediate opening
for the following position:
PART TIME COURIER
Candidate must read, speak
and understand English and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/DI

National Home
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
theOkeechobee
market. Excellent
compensation &
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
professionals fax
resume to:
(321)674-7645
Attn: Coordinator


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STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
High School diploma or GED.
Associates preferred. Min. 1 yr retail
exp. Exc. communication skills.
2 yrs supervisory or management exp.
Flex hours, FL Drivers License.
Salary based on exp. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, optical, 401K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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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The Okeechobee News is currently s-eeking an
energetic self-mobtated PART TIME circuJation
assistant.
The right applicant must have.r
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge ot local area or abLihr to read map
Work Night and ,eekends
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Potential for advancement
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Competitie pay and benefits
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Newspaper .Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News,
107 S.W 1 7th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
SMin. 1 yrsupervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
for Ranch and Grove hands
Grove and Pasture Irrigation
experience a plus.
This isa Drug Free Workplace.
For more Info. please call
(863)763-8022

PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY


Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement Vacation &
Bonus Programs.


WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636
WANTED: Nail Tech & Stylist
Come by: Colour Me Crazy
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
or call 863-697-1247
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OFFICE CLEANING
Parttime Mon- Fri evenings in
Clewiston. Good Pay,
Start Today! (800)922-1433



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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be,
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
Ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
,772-878-2010 for previous
Sicomplaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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





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J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044



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



SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
In Moore Haven
Land clearing, tree work,
demolition & debris removal.
Licensed & Insured.
Call Sam 239-633-7173


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & 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 & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C- 21/2 TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER 31/2 ton,
Frigidaire, $300.
(863)697-2044.
WINDOW UNIT -18000 BTU's
220 volt, runs great. $125 or
best offer. 863-697-6033


BAR, Handmade green marble
top, expandable, from China.
Appraised at $3500, asking
$900 neg. (863)824-8703
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
ROCKING HORSE CHAIR,
Child, Hand carved. Excel-
lent condition. $150.
(863)763-7161


ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov-
en, black & white, very
clean, exc. cond., $200.
(863)983-6319
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $35.
(863)467-5072
GE RANGE/KENMORE DRYER
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
separately. 863-697-6033
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all lyr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-1981
REFRIGERATOR & WASHER:
Good cond. Moving. Ready to
sell by Aug. 17th. $300 for
both, will sep. (863)357-0734
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
(863)675-2151
REFRIGERATOR, stays cold,
yellow in color, $60.
(863)532-9182
STOVE & MICROWAVE COM-
BO: Electric. Good condition.
$100. (863)357-0734
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
(863)824-8703


-IR-
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
exc.cond. $450.
863-357-0516
WASHER/DRYER
Good Condition. $250.
863-610-1000
WATER PURIFIERS
By Ecoquest. New in box, 3yr.
warranty. $400/both, will sell
separately. 863-824-3402


BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
en's, 1 multi speed, 1 single,
1 men's, 2 spd., $75 neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772



AWNINGS (4), 1 147" long,
1 3'5" long, 2 are 87 1/2"
long, $200 for all.
(863)697-2044:



CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light wood $50.
(863)357-6315
HOME. WINDOWS- L.ie pew.
$1 50. .Wi'll "separatle.
(863)675-8141
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
$200 (863)467-7866


CRIB: Light Pine w/mattress.
$125. (863)467-1699
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition, green
roof, red doors, shutters $200.
(863)902-0714
RED RACE CAR BED com-
plete, built in toybox at foot of
bed. Plastic. $125 or best of-
fer. 239-657-2711
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes, $90.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714


FLOWER GIRL DRESSES (2)
Identical, white sizes 4 & 6.
Paid $400/both, asking $200.
Will sell sep. 863-634-0339
FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100 (863)634-0339
LOTS OF CLOTHES mens,
women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711
WEDDING DRESS David's
Bridal, spag. strap, size 8,
was $550, asking $200/neg.
(863)697-6690


AVON BOTTLES 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
offer.. (863)467-5052.
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
w/all furniture. Approx. sz 24x
48x36"H $100 863-467-0538
ELEPHANT COLLECTION: Ap-
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg. (863)261-1920
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
8s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer! 863-763-8943
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
$75. (863)763-7161
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
(863)801-4949




DVD-RW, $425 or best of-
fer(561)856-2217
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
(863)763-6629
DELL PDA- Slightly used. Wi-
Fi & Bluetooth enabled. Lots of
upgrades. Pd $500. Asking
$250. Neg. (863)447-5393


IMAC, 17", Intel, 160 HD, 1
GB Ram, 2 mos. old, orig.
box & discs. $1420
(863)677-0459
MS OFFICE STUDENT &
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
(863)677-0459
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SCHOOL COMPUTER- moni-
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150
(863)843-0158


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see!'$500
(863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/ lass tops. $275./all.
(8631674-0467.
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green piaia. $600
863-357-1859
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
S$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DR CHAIR- white, cane back,
$10 (863)467-1325
DRESSER & HEADBOARD,
Moving, must sell. $50 or
best offer. (863)467-8094
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers, desk, nghtstds, mirror,
$800 Negot. 561-790-6589
GLASS TOP TABLE 36"w/four
chairs. Designer full length
mirrors, (2). Ped. sink/faucet.
$350. Will sep. 561-625-4306
HEADBOARD- twin size, white
wicker, $15 (863)467-1325
HIDE A BED SOFA, 2 & 2 Lazy
Boy Chairs, Dinette set & 4
chairs. Good condition $800.
Will sep. 863-763-7974
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
doors. $150 (863)467-1401
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase hdbd wtmirror,
$400 (863)697-0167
QUEEN SIZE BED, Complete.,
Chest of drawers, Nigth
stand & Chair. $300. Will
sep. 863-763-7974
RECLINER, pop up, Barca-
lounger, gold w/touch of red,
retail $800, will sell for $150
firm. (863)763-0582
SINGLE BED
Complete w/frame & headbd.
New mattress. $75.00
863-447-0002
SOFA & LOVESEAT, choco-
late, leather, excellent condi-
tion, $400. (863)398-9806
SOFA & LOVESEAT: Forrest
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
SOFA BY BROYHILL
Brown print. Good condition.
$50 or best offer.
863-467-8094
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
wood, brand new, $300
(863)467-1704
TABLES (2) octagon wood &
glass end tables, 1 wood
dining-table all for $50
(863)357-0037


NEW ENGLAND- hand rifle
SB2, 30-06, 3x9, Simmons
scope, like new, $450
(863)697-9704 for details
ROSSI 44 MAGNUM
S&W Special. S/S Model 720,
w/holster and shells. $300.
863-824-3402



EXERCISE BIKE & PUNCHING
BAG, $185 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1401


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


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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
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Suppnles 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



BAY PASO FINO Gelding, 8
yrs. old, Great on trails.
3500. (863)697-2704 Okee-
chobee'area.
BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Ge1ntie. $900.
863-634-5820
JACK-DONKEY
18 mths., good with other live-
stock/people. $250 or best
offer. 863-634-5820
LEOPARD APPALOOSA- 1Oyrs
old, very nice gentle mare,
$1500 (863)357-0232
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
863-634-3296



CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
LC100, B&S, 17.5hp, 9mths.
new, exc.cond. $900 or best
offer. 863-763-1981 Okee
GRILL: Stainless Steel, Sears
Kenmore w/side table, side
burner & rotisserie. $300 or
best offer. 863-634-5914
LAWNMOWER DECK, 38"
wide, $60. (863)532-9182
MOWER & WEED EATER,
$500 or will separate. Call
for info. (863)467-1224
MURRAY RIDING MOWER
42" cut, 15hp Kohler com-
mand eng. Turn key ready.
$450. 863-697-9884 Joe
PRESSURE WASHER: 2200
psi, Gas powered. $200.
(863)634-5914
QUEEN PALM 30' healthy,
partially promoted by Wilma.
You dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older
model Snapper, still runs &
mows, needs TLC, $200
(863)697-6565
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15 hp., 42" cut. $300.
(863)467-0538
RIDING MOWER- Snapper '89,
$200 or best offer
(561)261-0654
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP. rear times, $400.
(863)763-6888.
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863-697-2033
YEARLING PHILLY, Appaloosa
Belgium Cross, $600
(863)843-2495
How do you Imd a job hi
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
slfleds


OLD TIMER ROPING SADDLE-
15", $100 cash
(863)234-1700


CARPET & HARDWOOD
FLOOR INSTALLATION
FLOORS, $450.
(863)398-9806
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
GENERATOR, Coleman 5hp.
$100 (863)467-1224
GENERATOR, Tecumfeh En-
duro XL/C, 3000w, 120v,
25amp, 5 gallon gas can.
$350 (863)467-1704
LADDER, new, 2 piece, 27' ex-
tending, $100.
(863)763-0742


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
4'X6' like new. $125.
561-625-4306


Damaged SWMH'96
or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished,
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Env]. (863)801-4949




OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
850 sq. ft. w/
private entrance,
3 offices & bath.
$1,000 per
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
561-791-4567



OKEECHOBEE- 2br 2ba, 2all
apple. privacy fence w/patio,;
$1000/mo, $1000 sec. Call
(863)467-1005


ADORABLE: 2 BR,1 BA, In
town Behind Theater, small,
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
BASSWOOD: 2/1 + Extra Rm.
3458 NE 26th Ave. Newly re-
modeled. $900mo., 1st & sec.
(863)357-0348/610-0567
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
561-625-4306
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. No dogs, non-smk.
env., Lawn care. $1500. mo.,
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA In Dixie Ranch Es-,
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance,
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
l sec. (561)723-0661
Dixie Ranch Acres: Spacious
3/2 home under beautiful
shade trees on one quiet
country acre, $1275 mo..
1st & sec. Pets ok.
772-408-2972 (cell)
Move In Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets .
(863)763-6541
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
NEWLY REMODELED 3Br/1 Ba
on 1/2 acre in town, Okee.
$900/mo. 1st & Sec. Call for
info/appt. Bill 305-458-8659
OKEE. 2br, 1ba, 1 acre, Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets. $800
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
(863)447-2130
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ba, w/den on 1.5
ac. Corner lot $1000 mo.
1st, Last & Sec. dep.
229-758-6386 or
863-634-7723


Rentals



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or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.
(8631675-8141



Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $500 sec. dep.
(863)610-1027
OKEECHOBEE- Large 3/2 dbl
wide; 2 acres, trees, fence,
$1400/mo, Rent w/option to
buy (863)610-2126
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $675. mo. + 1st & sec.
& 1BR/1BA SW $625.mo +
1st & sec. & Hwy. 78W. 2br,
1ba. SW w/Lg. yard. $800 mo.
+ lst& Sec. 561-346-4646.
Waterfront 3/2 mobile home
2547 SE 32nd St $1100/mo
1st, last, $600 sec Call
863-634-3312



By Owner: 1990 Homes of
Merit, 2/2, on 1 1/4 acre,
new a/c, carpet, big screen
tv, 3 outbldgs., $145,000.
(863)763-1530 or
561)310-1575


OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
Brand New. Available imme-
diately. $1200. mo.
(772)475-3999
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
PALM CREEK, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car garage. Community pool.
$1800. mo. + 1st & last
(561)262-9191


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


PRIVATE ROOM & BATH, Pro-
fessional, Non smoker, Full
house privileges. $550. mo.
+ 1st, Last & sec. Split util.
Background check.
(561)629-6213

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sate 1005
Propertys- Sale 1010
Condot.1u
Twniuaea Sale1015
Farme Sale 1020
maHoume Sal. 1025
I hrufla SProperty 1030
Proqp ,r nate o 16035
Lao te 10.40
WMfeloue 1050
Out of Stat-
Property Salte 1055


Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
5matoerecf Property 1080



IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Framed House. Nice yard with
mature trees. $149,000. For
more Info. call 863-357-6700

Mobile Homes I


BAYLINER- '87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
(863)634-5877
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)63)634-0387
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
BOAT MOTOR, 9.9 Mercury
outboard, w/controls, operat-
ing cond., $50.
(863)635-3311
OPEN BOW, 15', 50hp motor,
$1500 or best offer.
863-946-1856 or
248-935-3837
PONTOON BOAT, '05 Bentley
200 Fish. 50hp Mercury out-
board. Excellent condition.
$10,000 (863)699-0936
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
$1500 (863)467-7866
RIVIERA 1987, 15 Ft. Boat, 50
hp O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven


CROSS COUNTRY- 3Oft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
ter(863)675-2844
SWIVEL CHAIRS-2, for RV,
Van or Motor Home. $80.
i Will separate.
(863)467-9413


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787



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



EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
demonstrate. $700
(863)634-2998


DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
(863)261-6299



POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1800.
(863)697-2525


NECKLACE, 141dkt. gold, men's,
20", w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sel for $100.
(863)763-5316


LAMP, tall, behind couch,
w/matching glass top coffee
table, Florida style., $150.
(863)357-6315


LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $75
(863)357-8788


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-6295
AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all-in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.... ,, .
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or (863)763-5422
LP RECORDS (40+) &
PLAYER, Orchestral & sym-
phony music. Very nice condi-
tion. $250 (863)946-3570



BASE GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406


AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG,
Red Heeler, approx. 1V/ yrs.
old, neutered, $150.
(772)336-7434
BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm,
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male. $500.
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961
FINCHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
(863)675-2844
PARROT CAGE- Whiteon
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
PET CHICKEN, For pet ONLY!
$3 (863)843-2495
TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229


LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6 18
9am-7pm



DUAL CASSETTE PLAYER/RE-
CORDER- Sony, hooks to
Enter. Ctr, not portable, nev-
er used $50 (8 3)675-2596


BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
$200/neg. (863)634-1220
TV, Insignia, black screen, 26
3/4 front, depth 233", height
22", 6 mos. old, pd $600,
sell $350. (863)801-6149


AIR COMPRESSOR- Dayton
Speed Air 110/220 volt
$145. Firm. (863)763-6629
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle


Beautiful large 1993 eFleetwood
14x42 mole on canal. 2BdlBa, roof 2yrs. old.
Nie neighbors, very quiet Large enclosed,
altacheda.ro (14x48)wshed,2yr. old i
windows wsuceers, erigeralor, I. bilt in eater.
lainment center, table, chain, sleeper sofa. New
stonn shutters 706, Dade Co. approved for
130mph huricanewi, l enosed. 1yr. new
v sing, 2 separate 3 lone Ws & heat p
for house & Fa. mn. New elec stoe, dsh-
washer. Waslheler, refoigeraer weaker
hookup. New ho wterheeler.
Must seetoappreciatel
Serious inquiries only. $40,00.
3i11iSE33dTer.,Lot11t,Okehobts
s6467-70 -l0.8O3W7471
or 8474106
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787
When you want smutMng
sold, advertise hi tnf
dassifieds.

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HOLIDAY TRAVELER 25"77
new A/C & water heater, all
works great. $3000 or best of-
fer. 863-675-4006


Automobiles



Automobiles 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, trlr hitch, A/C.
3rd seat. Great cond. $2750.
Or best offer. (863)357-7406
BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM,
'94, JVC cd/am/fm, great de-
pendable transportation
$475 neg. (863)357-1254
BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Runs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $1200.
(863)634-5888
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER -
'96, 4 dr, $2,000/neg.
(863)697-6690.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000.'(863)675-1754


FORD TEMPO GL '92, 67k,
Clean, runs good, cold a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)467-0668
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 1998,
1 Owner. Well maintained. All
receipts. 110K mls. $8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
MERCEDES 1988 560SEL SA-
DAN, Silver, Sunroof. Very
clean. $2400 (863)674-0416
LaBelle
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mis., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA- '88, Sports car. 2
sweater, 32-36 MPG. Tires
good. Needs compressor
clutch $1300. (561)924-2208
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276



Dodge Ram, '01, 4x4 Quad
Cab Sport "Magnum", 5.9L
V8, 18,500 mi., fully loaded,
showroom condition,
416,000 neg. 863-223-1960
or 863-447-0422
DODGE RAM CHARGER '90,
5.2 engine, B&M transpack,
good condition. $2000 or best
offer. Call Lee (239)369-9725
FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2000 or best offer, will con-
sider van or car w/A/C in
trade (239)839-4883


AXIS RIMS, With tires. Good
cond., $500. Call Orlando @
(302)943-1777 Or leave.
message
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
(863)635-0772
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
(863)634-5829
GMC RING GEAR & PINIONS-
asking $150 or best offer
(863)467-8856
RICHMOND PRO GEAR Ring
& Pinion for 9" Ford. 4-86
ratio, $200. (863)697-2724.
TIRES- 4, Goodyear,
P195/65R15 Like new. $180
or best offer. (863)763-0039
Ask for Roger
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $300
neg. (863)697-0328
TRANSMISSION, 5 spd., for
1985 Chevy S10. $200
(863)763-3451
TRUCK CAP aluminum, for
small truck, teal, $275.
(863)763-3361.
WHEELS & TIRES 4, fits '04
F150 17", 6 lugs, $100. Call
863-357-3107 after 4pm.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
WHEELS, 4 mag, 8.5"x15", 5
lug, & 2 7"x15", fits Ford-pick-
up. $150 for all, will sep.
(863)763-5422 or 610-0412


CHEV DUALLY '77- 1 ton,
strong V8, auto, w/ headers,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149
or(561)758-4337


CHEVY 1500 1988, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2200. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle
CHEVY S10 P/U '84
4x4, runs excellent. $1300 or
best offer. Must Sell! Great
Work Truck. 863-610-1603
CHEVY S-10, '87, ext. cab,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY S10 EXT. CAB PICK-
UP, '98, shell cap, 4.3 V6,
auto, a/c, exc. gas mileage,
$4900. (863)763-7763
CHEVY S-10 PICKUP'96
4.3 V6, as is. $1200.
863-673-6295
CHEVY Z71 1992, 4x4, Single
Cab, Auto., Great work truck.
$2500 cash. (863)634-4845
FORD '88 F150 4X4 82k
miles, V8, XLT Lariat, 2 tone
paint, match.wheels/tires &
more. Must Sell $3800.
863-467-6875
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
ISUZU- '95, 5 spd, Runs well.
No A/C. Good MPG. $2500.
(863)467-7859 or 634-6228

REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, $100.
(863)467-8942

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
nfeds.,


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787


GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K
mls., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
$2500. (239)543-2222


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric. brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Cargo
King, 5'x9'. Liked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
(863)467-8942
FLAT BED TRAILER 8'x14'
2 axle, metal floor, new tires,
5th wheel. w/5th wheel hitch
$975. Will sep. 863-697-9704
FUEL TANK- 500 gallon, trail-
er, aluminum, $500
(863)675-0952 La Belle
HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
2007, Enclosed, 6'x14', Never
been used. Brand new. Sac.
@ $2500. 863-634-1018
LAWN TRAILER- 12'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
$1000. (863)357-4933
MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc'cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)357-4933


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
$1000. 863-467-1000
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $2000 or best offer.
(863)201-3492
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra--
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
NISSAN QUEST 1995, 7 Pas-
senger Van. Skylight, CD/ Tape
player. Pwr. Win. Good shape.
$2100 Firm. (863)467-7953
Plymouth Grand Voyager
Sport Wagon, '95. keyless
entry, child seats, 187k mi.,
$1000. (863)634-0465
PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Mitsubish Motor. Standard
5spd., new tires, 4 cyl., cold
a/c. $2500 (863)763-3451


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1996 Ford
Vin #1FMDU32XXTZB84201 (BLK)
1995 Ford
VIN#1FASP14J5SW103143 (WHI)
Sale Date: August 13,14,2006
@9:00 AM
152654 ON 8/3,9/2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-58
DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ,
his wife,
Plaintiffs
vs.
DURESNEL BORRERO, a/k/a DURISNEL
BORRERO, and NANCY BORRERO,
his wife, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the final decree of foreclosure entered
in the above entitled cause in the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Okeechobee County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows:
LOTS 3 and 4, less the East 5 feet of Lot
3, Block 27, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 1, page 28, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETH-
ER WITH A 1970 MERC Mobile Home
bearing ID No. MF3046D and Title No.
420063.
The above described property will be
sold at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the front steps
of the Okeechobee County Court-
house, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on the 5th day of Sep-
tember, 2006.
155093 ON 8/14,21/06
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage tot located at 704
inrth-i-t 'n. AvnijI, Okeechobee,
Il.ir. H :',v; 'i Auyuit 25, 2006, at'
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1987 GMC G3500 Vandura
'VIN#2GDHG31K1H4505801
2006 SuzukI Motorcycle
VIN#JS1VS56A162100919
1989 Toyota Tercel
VIN#JT2EL31 DXK0402443
1997 Chevy Cavalier
VIN#1 G1JC1242VM100160
1999 Ford Escort ZX2
VIN#3FAKP1139XR151762
1989 Ford F-150 Truck
VIN#1FTEF15Y6KNA64624
Terms of sale are. cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be-sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
155030 ON 8/14/2006


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACTND.1
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE.
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX.
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci
fied will not be considered.
This project is forth construction ofthe following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers are constructed of re-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks is required in the performance oa
the modifications.
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority and, successful experience in building, mechanical,
and electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at tie office of the ENGINEER, Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Return-of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2006,2:00 RM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required
but is atl encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bid coifer-
ence.
A certified or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bidmade payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth inthe Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
in the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Relgister.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
registered agent. '
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to.waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shaf
remain open for period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
OkeechobeeFL 34974
153935 ON 8/9-15/06


Community Events


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 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 ftpae rising class on Tuesdays from
7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportu-
nity 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 tof 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 pi pes ire needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications arid 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:
ohs1987reunion@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-
5'183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.

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

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


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

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

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clot hes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and. county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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

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

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

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

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


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Okeechobee High School principal Toni Wiersma was
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First year at OHS
Willie Welch (left) escorted his youngest child, Ashley
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