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Vol.97 No. 228 Wednesday, August 16,2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Tax Collector
office to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office will be
closed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a
training session for their
employees.

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Water, sewer bills may go up


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Customers of Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) could
see a slight increase in their water
and sewer bills beginning in
October.
The proposed OUA budget for
the coming fiscal year was dis-
cussed by board members at a
workshop held Tuesday morning,
Aug. 15.
Since it was a workshop, no


official action could be taken. : inflationary increase and a 1 per-
The first public hearing on the" cent increase to fund emergency
proposed budget will be held at monies.
the next board meeting on Tues- In addition, the sewer bill
day, Sept. 12. At that time, it is would contain a 1.2 percent
expected that OUA's rate con. :increase to help offset cost of
sultant will have reviewed the improvements to the system.
budget and will offer his recom- These are improvements to the
mendations. current system and are totally
The proposed budget includes unrelated to the proposed sewer
a 4.8 percent increase in water expansion. The utility has long
rates and a 6 percent increase in held that current customers
sewer bills. Both sewer and water-' should not bear the burden of
rates would contain a 3:8 percent plant expansion.


Ribbon cutting: The Hamrick Home now open


Inside:


Fresh start
in Miami
DAVIE, Even while on
vacation this summer, Joey
H.irrington heard jeer' .
For a change, they weren't,
directed at him. The castoff-.
quarterback, booed regularly
during his tour \ears in
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\\orld Cup tial] inGenmian-a-'
i here I.-ins booed the election
of Frerch midielder Zinedine
Zidane after he head-butted
an Italian defender.
Nobody in the stadium
saw the head-butt," Harring-
ton said. "That's wh\ jan timi
an Italian player touched the
ball after that, everybody in
the stadium-booed, because
nobody knew what Zidane
had done."
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Drought Index
Current: 505
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake levels

11.98 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
16.06 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


Index


11'eecnotee NewsChauna Aguilar
Board members, staff and volunteers are all excited to open the doors to Hospice of
Okeechobee, Inc.'s, The Hamrick Home a residence iome for individuals with life
limiting illnesses. The Hamrick Home will serve the residents of Okeechobee County,
and was officially opened with the ribbon cutting by board president Paul Buxton.

_A dream. has become a.reality
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee Ne s


Cumrination- of feehngs
were s .nrnng \.-.hihm the aimos-
phere at the Hospice of Okee-
chobEe, Inc 'i The H.irmncli
Home on Mornd.ia. Aug 14, is
the gr.nd opening olf his ho--
pice residence home -as
anno Lined
The Hamncrk Home actually
opened their doors on Jul 31
.nd [he\ h.ai .reaid\ provided
care ro- 10 patients, 0hiCh dis-
plI\ the :Lroni need tor [h res-
ideric,: home' Le\isrrtEnc
The Hamrick Home provides
services to individuals with life-
limiting illnesses, such as heart
disease, Alzheimer's disease,
pulmonary disease, Parkinson's
disease and many others.
Patients who choose to move to
The Hamrick Home have nurses
on hand 24-four hours a day,
seven days a week to assist in
their care.
Patients are encouraged to
bring mementos from home to
aid in creating the, atmosphere
set forth by the philosophy of
the Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
Family members can spend the
night on occasion and pets can
even come to visit patients while
living in The Hamrick Home.
The residence home has the
capacity of serving 12 patients at
any present time with nurses,
nurse's aides, social workers,


Hospice of Okeechobee Inc.'s board members reminisce
on the hard work and dedication it took to reach this mile-
stone of opening a residence home for the citizens of
Okeechobee County ...


volunteers and chaplain's on
hand to provide the best possi-
ble care.
Feelings began to rise as
Chaplain Lynne Schwartz gave
an invocation to open the rib-
bon cutting ceremony. Paul Bux-
ton, president of the board of
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.,
spoke words of encouragement
to all present. He began by giv-
ing a background of the founda-
tion of Hospice of Okeechobee,
Inc., which started back in
1983. '
"It was the first goal or dream"
of Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
to have a residence home to
serve the citizens of Okeechobee
County. The generosity and


These proposed increases
would generate $5,373,740 in
water revenue and $3,181,409 in
sewer revenues, as opposed to
$4,999,497 and $3,249, 595,
respectively, in the current budg-
et.
Expenses for the proposed
budget total $15,356,951, as
opposed to the current budget's
$12,914,563 in expenses.
The proposed budget calls for
four new positions. The position
of wastewater operator trainee is


recommended in order to have
trained personnel in place when
the expanded plant becomes
operational. The budget also pro-
posed another position at the
surfacewater treatment plant. An
assistant to the administrative
director is recommended to help
with the day-to-day operations of
the administrative department. A
special projects position clerk is
created in the proposed budget
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work of directors, board mem-
bers, staff, volunteers, and the
community have allowed the
board to stay driven to make the
dream of a residence home
come to fruition," he said. "The
entire existence of the Hospice
of Okeechobee, Inc. and The
Hamrick Home has been a com-
plete step of faith which is the
result of a culmination of a mil-
lion prayers being answered."
The existence of The Ham-
rick Home has been a joint effort
of all those involved. Mr. Buxton
went on to proclaim that, "we
have the best nurses that have
ever gone through nursing
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Lakeport man facing drug charges


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Lakeport man
has been
arrested and
booked into
the Glades
County Jail
under a bond
of $180,000 Willie Joe
for his alleged Harris, Jr.


connection in the sale and deliv-
ery of Oxycodone pills.
Willie Joe Harris, Jr., 50, S.R.
70 E., has been charged with
three counts of the sale and deliv-
ery of a controlled substance and
one count of trafficking in Oxy-
codone.

Harris was arrested Monday,
Aug. 7, in Buckhead Ridge fol-


lowing an alleged narcotics trans-
action of 25, 80mg Oxycodone
tablets near a convenience store.
According to Glades County
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Harris
was also charged with two
alleged prior sales of Oxycodone.
Detective Steve Harris, of the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), said the investigation


had been going on "for quite a
while."
The detective also said the
case would not be turned over to
the Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA) for federal prosecution.
The GCSO criminal investiga-
tion division was assisted by
members of the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force.


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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 Saturday,
and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be held Sun-
day. 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 directly
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 Cen-
ter for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Everglades
Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be even more
susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard motor

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


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school."
He gave special appreciation to
the CEO of Hospice of Okee-,
chobee, Inc., Lisa Blackman, for
her role in orchestrating the actu-
ality of bringing the dream of a res-
idence home to Okeechobee. He
also gave special recognition to
the volunteer board of directors of
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc., who
have continued to be focused on
the goals of the incorporation
regardless of their individual per-
sonal business responsibilities.
Mr. Buxton also expressed the
sentiments of many families that


have come to him with sincere
appreciation to the Hospice of
Okeechobee, Inc. for the care,
support and level of commitment
of all involved.
He continued by saying that
the phenomenal nurses, staff and
volunteers continue to strive to
provide the best possible care to
those who come to them. They see
themselves as "care-lovers" rather
than simply caretakers, as they
strive to give the best possible
care, he added.
While many individuals were
involved, The Hamrick Home
would not have been possible
without the following individuals
and businesses who donated time,
money and resources to make the
dream of The Hamrick Home


come to pass: Board of Direcrors.
-Frank hrby. Sandra Pearce, Fran
Syfrett. Marie Culbreth, Rand\
Paulson, Valerie whitee Dorothy
Bulger, Tina Clemons, Grace Lar-
son, Paul Buxton, Stella Cross and
Christan Varnadore; Abney &
Abney Construction; American
Aluminum; Burgess Paint Supply;
CML Communications; Central
Gas; Chapman Drywall; Classic
Asphalt; Curren Electric, Daniels
Plumbing; Fresh Kitchens &
Flooring; Gary's Lock & Safe;
Hoss' Discount Aluminum
Builders; JKS Land Services; Led-
ferd's; Life Safety Systems; M E
Cooper Construction, Inc.; Okee-
chobee Architects Collaborative
Inc.; Quality A/C & Heating of
Okeechobee; Rebecca Homer


Design; Superior Gas & Appliance
Service- Tarmac Industries; W &
W Lumber; and, Gene Woods and
Sons.
For information regarding Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, Inc. or The
Hamrick Home, contact Resi-
dence Manager Brenda Nicholson
at (863) 467-2321.
Services are provided regard-
less of age, gender, nationality,
race, creed, sexual orientation,
disability, diagnosis, availability of
a primary caregiver or ability to
pay.
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Community Events

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 offi-
cials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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 Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.


Bills

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to help with special projects,
especially in the customer service
area.
Salary increases are based on a


3 percent cost of living increase to
the salary scale approved during
fiscal year 2006. The range from
the minimum to maximum salary
per position is 50 percent.
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FEMA launches debris contractor registry


ORLANDO -A new Web-based
registry developed by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) recently went live to assist
state and local governments plan for
and manage debris operations in the
event of a disaster.
FEMA launched the new Web
site to facilitate sharing resource
information between local govern-
ments and debris removal contrac-
tors throughout the country.
The site can be accessed at
http://www.fema.gov/business/con-
tractor.shtm and by clicking on the
link for the debris contractor registry
it is designed to facilitate effective
i debris removal preparedness plan-
i ning by state and local emergency
managers, and expedite the pace of
debris removal following disasters.


The timing of the online resource
coincides with some 50 workshops
conducted throughout Florida by
FEMA debris specialists from the
Florida Long-Term Recovery Office.
Attended by city and county finance
and operations officials, the sessions
focus on the importance of pre-event
debris removal plans and contract-
ing relationships and. include a
review of FEMA reimbursement
policies.
"We've been encouraging local
governments to set up their con-
tracts with debris removal contrac-
tors before the next storm hits -
in order to speed recovery funds in
the event of a disaster declaration,"
said Scott R Morris, FEMA's Florida
long-term recovery director. "In
addition to the personal visits, local


officials who have not had the
opportunity to put contracts in place
now will have help with their plan-
ning efforts through the Debris Con-
tractor Registry."
Although FEMA does not con-
tract for debris removal, under a
presidential disaster declaration the
FEMA Public Assistance Program
can reimburse a cost-share to state
and local governments, tribal
authorities and eligible private non-
profit organizations for eligible work
done by contractors.
The 2004 and 2005 hurricanes
left behind tremendous amounts of
debris. Upwards of 82 million cubic
yards of debris were cleared after the
storms in Florida enough to fill
tractor trailers lined up from Key
West to Tallahassee and stacked 21


high. So far, FEMA reimbursed pub-
lic assistance applicants a total of
$991 million for debris removal
undertaken as a result of the 2005
storms and $1.07 billion for debris
removal after the 2004 storms.
Another Web-based tool for
Florida applicants lets them track
the status of project worksheets and
reimbursements online at www.flori-
dapa.org.
New to the site this hurricane
season is the Public Assistance Play-
book, a guidebook that spells out
what's eligible, what's not and what
documentation is required. The
Playbook gives city and county
applicants clear guidance on the pol-
icy FEMA public assistance officers
will follow in Florida for reimbursing
local governments.


Obituaries


AUie Ree Wyatt
Allie Ree Wyatt, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Aug.
14, 2006, at her home.
Mrs. Wyatt was born Aug. 25,
1923, in Bladenboro, N.C. to
Nathan and Caroline Dowless. She
worked as a dishwasher at the Vil-
lage Square
Restaurant for
many years. She
married Homer
L. Wyatt in
1965 and
moved to Okee-
chobee with
him. She was of
the Baptist
faith. Allie Ree
Mrs. Wyatt Wyatt
is survived by:
her daughter, Dorothy (Michael
Ray) Roberts; two grandsons, Ray
Cashwell and Gary (Jimi) Cash-
well; granddaughter, Marie (Rob-
bie) Brantley; and, three great
grandchildren, Camryn Rae Cash-


well of Lake Placid, Ethan Gage
Cashwell and Gavin Thomas Cash-
well of.Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 1
p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church, 4212 Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee. Interment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor Lindell
Selvey of Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church will be officiating.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Doralee Reed
Doralee Reed, age 55, of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, Aug. 14,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital.


Mrs. Reed was born Sept. 2,
1950, in Charlestown, W Va., to
Harry and Dorothy Swope. She was
a homemaker of the Baptist faith
having come to Okeechobee from
Miami in 1957. She was a member
of the Women of the Moose,
Women's Auxiliary American
Legion Post 64, and the VFW Aux-
iliary.
Mrs. Reed is survived by: her
husband of 38 years, Tom Reed;
two daughters, Tracy Lynn (Shane)
Fletcher and Teresa Ann Reed, all
of Okeechobee; three grandchil-
dren, Emerald Reed, Secret Fox
Reed and Justin Fletcher; two
brothers, Carl Christian Swope of
Ft. Myers and Paul P Swope of
Okeechobee; and, one aunt, Juani-
ta "Needy" Hodge of Harpersferry,
W Va,
The family has decided not to
hold services.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.


All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Janice Carol Vetovitz
Janice Carol Vetovitz, of Okee-
chobee, age 68,. died Aug. 14,
2006, at her residence.
She was born April 25, 1938, in
Berea, Ohio and lived in Okee-
chobee for 25 years.
She is survived by: her husband
of 48 years, Vernon Vetovitz of
Okeechobee; sons, David Vetovitz
of Okeechobee and Ted Vetovitz of
Vero Beach; daughter, Patricia
Kobie of N.Y; grandchildren, Alex,
Danny and Jenson; and, brother,
Jamie Kobie of Berea, Ohio.
I The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home.


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Community Events


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). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary;
and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information,
contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.


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 comer of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hos-
pice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.


Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday, Sept.
9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light refresh-
mentswillbe served. ..


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. Participants must be age 55,
or older to qualify for auto insurance discounts in Florida. For infor-
mation 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-compet-
itive 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.


Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
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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Upcoming Events

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 techniques
to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P. to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new, people and new ideas. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.


Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863)
824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle 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 Cen-
ter. For information, call Doyle McDuffle 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 mili-
tary 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 Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel. at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected, by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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 iriformation 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 welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers 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.


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


Community Events


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning 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 printer


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 capability
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 edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877.


Community Events

Church offers AWANA program
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will offer the
AWANA program for children 3 years of age through the 12th
grade on Wednesday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m. Registration will
be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the ROC. For
information, call the church office at (863) 763-2171.


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 Prevention'
and Education Department will be on hand to offer information on
healthy living. The event is open to the public. For information,
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. Foster
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 reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-,
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, 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
meeting, and giveaway items are welcome. For more, visit the
group's website at www.okeebwn.com.


Citrus canker is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show Saturday, Aug.
19, beginning at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The guest will be DougBournique,
executive director of the Indian River Citrus League. The topic of
discussion will be the citrus industry and the ongoing research to
find a canker-resistant variety of citrus. For information, contact
the Indian River Citrus League at (772) 562-2728.


DEC meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee \%ill 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 beneht for the:'ClitttWard Memonal 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 tp 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 WN. 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. Parrott Ave., will be offering
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 Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will
meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the coalition's conference
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 Okeechobee Counties will meet Thurs-


day, Aug. 24, immediately following the full coalition meeting. The
committee will meet 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.


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


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 16, 2006 0


Federal funds to help Aquaculture industry


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son announced that the state is
receiving nearly $3.7 million in
federal funds to assist aquaculture
operations that sustained dam-
ages from the 2005 hurricanes.
The money, which is Florida's
share of a larger allocation provid-
ed earlier this year by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture for a
number of Gulf states, will be
available to aquaculture business-
es in 36 counties that were
impacted by the storms.
"I'm encouraged by the
rebuilding process that already is
under way in the industry, and
this assistance will provide addi-
Stional momentum for that effort,"
Bronson said.
Florida's nearly $100 million
aquaculture industry includes
tropical fish, clams, shrimp, food
fish, alligators, aquatic plants, live
rock, bait fish and other items.
The hurricanes' storm surge dam-
aged clam and live rock operations
while inland growers sustained


damages to greenhouses, fish
tanks and other infrastructure, as.
well as products, as a result of
high winds and loss of electricity.
To qualify for assistance under
the program, affected parties must
meet the following requirements:
Be an aquaculture facility in
an eligible county.
Possess an Aquaculture Cer-
tificate of Registration at the time
that disaster declarations were
issued for Hurricanes Dennis, Kat-
rina or Wilma.
Have not received, and will
not receive, assistance covered by
other disaster programs for the
same losses.
The program requires that the
assistance provided to an aquacul-
ture producer cannot exceed the
amount of losses suffered from the
storms, and that no individual
operation can receive more than
$80,000.
Eligible aquaculture operations
located in the 36 counties will
receive grant program application
packages beginning on August 18.
Damage claims will be accepted


for losses involving production
replacement, physical property
repair/replacement, clean-up
costs and other documented
storm-related expenses. The eligi-
ble counties are: Bay, Brevard,
Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Col-
lier, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin,


Gadsden, Glades, Gulf, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Holmes, Indi-
an River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee,
Leon, Levy, Liberty, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okaloosa,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Santa
Rosa, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Taylor,
Wakulla, Walton and Washington.


Community Events

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

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for 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.


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Gallagher kicks off $250 million program


TALLAHASSEE- Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial offi-
cer, kicked off the My Safe Florida
Home program, a $250 million
mitigation program to help Floridi-
ans strengthen their homes against
hurricanes and to reduce property
losses in Florida. Starting today,
Gallagher said eligible Floridians
can apply for a free home inspec-
tion and professional recommen-
dations on how to improve their
homes' ability to withstand a hurri-
cane. Gallagher said that as many
as 50,000 Florida households will
be served over the next year
through this program.
It has been a priority for the
Department of Financial Services
to get the My Safe Florida Home
program up and running as quickly
as possible. Since the new law went
into effect on July 1, the Depart-
ment of Financial Services
remained committed to their goal
to serve as many Floridians as pos-
sible this hurricane se~aonnby hav-
ing My Safe Florida Home open for
business less than 60 days of its
creation. In fact, the Department of
Financial Services has already
helped more than 23,000 Floridi-
ans find out more about how they
can make their homes safer against
hurricanes.
"I applaud the Florida Legisla-
ture for providing a tremendous
financial commitment to make
older homes more resistant to dam-
age caused by hurricanes," said
Governor Jeb Bush. "With more


"Before this hurricane season ends, my goal is to have
12,000 free home inspections completed and grants
awarded to help Floridians strengthen their homes
and better protect their families from hurricanes."
Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief financial officer


than three months remaining in
the 2006 Hurricane Season, I
thank CFO Gallagher and the
Department of Financial Services
for working to quickly implement
this critical program. Fortifying
Florida through mitigation efforts
will ensure our economy remains
strong in the face of future hurri-
canes."
"Before this hurricane season
ends, my goal is to have 12,000'
free home inspections completed
and grants awarded to help Floridi-
ans strengthen their homes and
better protect their families from
hurricanes," said Gallagher, who
oversees the Department of Finan-
cial Services. "Fortifying homes in
Florida is a common-sense solu-
tion for the insurance crisis in our
state. Governor Bush and I are
committed to building on the suc-
cess of this program and making
sure every Floridian benefits by
making our homes and communi-
ties safer."
To be eligible to apply for a free
home inspection, Floridians must
live in a single-family, site-built
home with an insured value of


$500,000 or less and have a valid
homestead exemption. Documents
verifying this information must be
submitted with a completed appli-
cation. Floridians can apply on-line
at www.mysafefloridahome.com or
by calling 1-800-342-2762 to get
an application packet.
Gallagher said that once an
inspection has been done, the
homeowner will receive a report
within 7 to 10 days that outlines up
to seven areas that could be
improved to better protect the
home against hurricanes, an esti-
mate of how much each of those
improvements would cost, the
expected savings the homeowner
would receive if the improvements
were made, and a rating of the
home's current ability to withstand
hurricanes and its future ability
with improvements.
The department has worked
with the Federal Alliance for Safe
Homes (FLASH) to screen and
train 130 inspectors to begin work
within the next two weeks. An
additional 400 inspectors are
expected to complete the screening
and training required within the


next 30 days. Gallagher said that
applying and obtaining a free home
inspection is just the first step of
the program. Homeowners who
undergo the My Safe Florida Home
inspection may also qualify for
matching grants of up to $5,000 to
fortify their homes. As directed by
the new law to reduce hurricane
exposure and property losses in
Florida, grants will be prioritized
and awarded to homeowners who
live in high-risk, hurricane-vulnera-
ble areas of the state.
Gallagher said the department
will also start screening and quali-
fying contractors to perform retrofit
improvements this week. Gallagher
also said that a registry of partici-
pating contractors by county and
by the type of work they perform
will soon be available on-line at
www.mysafefloridahome.com or by
calling the department.
"We want to help as many
Floridians strengthen their homes,
while making sure that they get the
best quality of work to protect their
home," Gallagher said.
The department is partnering
with city and county governments,
as well as non-profit organizations,
to expand the reach of the program
and to strengthen a greater number
of homes against catastrophic
storms. Gallagher said these part-
nerships will enable the My Safe
Florida Home program to leverage
resources and maximize reach by
linking with local mitigation assis-
tance programs already in place.


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Port St. Loicie
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Hy Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2457
Licensed & Insured License #1301


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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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200 N.W. 5th St.
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Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763 4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


OKEECHOBEE FEED, INC.
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"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
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0. Okeechobee, FL
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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
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410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
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SNEIDER, LLC
Crim al Law
Flirly JCiv-H1taw
200 S.Wb,4h Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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We still Sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
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467-1545
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Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
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467-1809
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208 SW 51 Ave. Okeechobee
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Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to
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Auto Accidents, Slips, Trips,
Falls and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally
-1- Board Certified .
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1910 S. Parott Avenue
863 763 3333


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Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 357-65oo
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Crist: FPL increase should be denied


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today called
on the Public Service Commis-
sion to reject a proposed increase
of approximately $10-million
requested by Florida Power &
Light (FPL). If approved, the pro-
posed increase would be passed
on to Florida consumers even
though it would be prohibited
under an existing agreement. The
increase would cover the interest
charges associated with gas in a
new storage facility. Crist's Senior
General Counsel Jack Shreve will
appear before the commission
tomorrow to argue that the pro-
posed increase is not consistent
with existing agreements between
consumer representatives and
FPL.
According to a PSC staff rec-


commendation, the proposed $10-
million rate increase would usu-
ally be in the base rate charged on
customers' utility bills. However,
under an August 2005 agreement
with Crist, the Public Counsel
and others and approved by the
commission, FPL is not permit-
ted to raise its base rates until
2010. As a result, FPL has now
asked to have the new rate
increase classified as a fuel serv-
ice charge rather than the prohib-
ited base rate increase, which
would allow it to be borne by
Florida consumers.
"FPL agreed not to raise its
base rates, and we need to hold
the company to that agreement,"
said Crist. "Calling an increase
something else just to pass the
cost along is not the way to treat


the millions of loyal Florida con-
sumers who depend on this com-
pany for their electricity."
Crist disagreed with the PSC
staff recommendation that the
$10 million should be absorbed
by consumers as a fuel charge.
Public Counsel Harold McLean


and Deputy Public Counsel Char-
lie Beck, as well as representa-
tives from AARP, the Florida
Industrial Power Users Group
and the Florida Retail Federation,
are also expected to argue against
the increase at tomorrow's com-
mission hearing.


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863-824-0828
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863-357-2368
^ 'Gifts
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Candles & Accessories
Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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MODULAR, MOBILE &
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800-622-2832



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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
.Since 1993
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Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720




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Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
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EQUIPMENT
Car Trailers
Utility Trailers
Cargo Trailers
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4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


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Laurie A. Green
Independent Career Agent
HEALTH LIFE DENTAL
6650 W. Indiantown Road
Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 301-3946 Cellular


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
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-Mulch -Supplies
-Morton salts -Deiiven
O0TF 50 \ "%T ES. OF STONES & BOULDERS
%VHOLEnIE PRICING AL uLABLE
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FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
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OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5THAvenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


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Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & Morel
863-467-2917
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ROOFING
SERVICES, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253

(863) 467-2382



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Mobile Welding.m
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 16, 2006 I


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:
Theatre I "Nacho Libre" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre 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
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Barnyard"(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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
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 Uiited 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 childrefi."'Tafin-
ing fotrnew ,olunteers %,ill be held
in )our Sre obn VoluVriteers 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. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that
they are caring individuals who
understand 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 volun-
teer 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 distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety exami-
nations of recreation vessels and
teach over 500,000 students in
boating and water safety courses.
The results of these efforts save tax-
payers hundreds of millions of dol-
lars every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter juve-
nile justice programs throughout
the state. The Eckerd Youth Devel-
opment Center (EYDC) needs you
to share your skills or special tal-
ents in making a difference in the
lives of troubled youth. Volunteers
are needed as tutors, translators,
arts and crafts instructors, men-
tors, job preparation and search
instructors, recreation aides and
assistance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make a
difference? If so, please contact
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ADOPTION A nurturing family
seeks to adopt an infant to
love and cherish. We are fi-
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promising future. Please call
Christine and David at
(888)322-0924.
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furniture, cars, & more.
Auction- August 29, 30, 31.
33 residential & commercial
building tracts & homes in
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SCountry Hills Estates. Call to ID
(863)697-0118
LARGE DOG- Vic of Ft Drum
Ranchettes, Call to identify.
(863)697-8948
LARGE FEMALE DOG Mix
breed, Tan w/blk. tail. Found in
Taylor Creek Isles on 8/12.
Pis. call to identify. 467-4734


GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vic. of
Treasure Island. Reward.
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Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
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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 TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, litter trained. CUTE!
863-763-3124
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Must find
a home soon or go to the
pound. 1 yr & under.
(863)946-9133.
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Job Information 225
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TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100SW15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
ldicorp@earthlink.net
LABORERS, CARPENTERS &
PIPE LAYERS: Needed Full
Time in the Okee-Tantie area.
Please call (863)357-1871
LANDSCAPER/
MAINTENANCE PERSON:
Needed Part Time. Call
863-467-6377
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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


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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
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Walpole, Inc.
Gives YOU More
Get Home,
Get Paid!
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every night and
earn $45k- 50k/yr!
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/
Blue Shield
Paid Vacation,
401(k)
Walpole, Inc.
(800)741-6500
www.walpoleinc.com
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
1st Shift, Benefits available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
Lov the earth Recycle
yomr used Items by ssl-
ho them In the classl-
fleds.


National Home
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
the Okeechobee
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
NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
for Ranch and Grove hands.
Grove and Pasture Irrigation
experience a plus.
This is a Drug Free Workplace.
For more info. please call
(863)763-8022
THERAPIST NEEDED
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License required. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) preferred.
Call (863)612-0N728
for information.


PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY



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


THERAPIST NEEDED
To provide substance abuse
services to adults. Masters
degree and/or CAP required.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
preferred.
Call (863)612-0728
for information.
TILE SETTER Experienced.
Pay commensurate w/exp.
Need own tools & reliable
transportation. 863-634-9292
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sel-
Inn with a classified ad.


OFFICE CLEANING
Part time Mon- Fri evenings in
Clewiston. Good Pay!,
Start Today! (800)922-1433
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er in the classfleds


DATA ENTRY Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
Driver- $1000 Sign on Bonus
for Experienced Flatbed Driv-
ers. Home Week-
ends-$950+/Week. Great
Benefits & Equipment. Stu-
dents w/CDL-A Welcome.
Call PGT: (800)837-7748.
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
S800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.


WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory 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 & 401 K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS FOR:


- Chief Financial Officer Accounting back-
ground & Quick Books experience preferred.
~ Administrative Assistant Well organized &
computer literate.

Hospice of Okeechobee offers competitive
salaries and benefits.
(863)467-2321 and ask for Lisa
or fax: 863-467-8330V

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


Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Florida, 34461.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
SPostal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
MEDICAL STAFF NEEDED
!SIGN ON BONUSES'! All
Areas of Fla. LPN.(lyr exp.)
FLOOR STAFF for HOSPI-
TALS. Per Diem or 13/26
wk. C.N.A.S. PHELB. RC.T.
1-877-80-S.T.A.FEE


Licensed Life & Health Agents
to market full portfolio of in-
surance products including a
$0 Premium Medicare Ad-
vantage plan with Part D. Un-
limited qualified leads. Earn
75k to 125k. Management
Position also available for the
right candidate. Call Larry or
Steve @ (866)224-8450
ext. 5018.
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000
bonus. Keep the Army Na-
tional Guard Rolling. Fix
Humvees, Strykers, etc. Ex-
pand your skills through ca-
reer training. Be a soldier.
1-800-GO-GUARD.com/me-
chanic.html.
We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
seN your used items in
the classifeids.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
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remediation training. Get cer-
tified as a mold inspector or
remediation contractor. Rec-
ognized nationwide. Great
small business opportunity.
Contact www.MoldCar-
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any location and earn execu-
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Website: www.vibe21.com
Phone: (989)413-8591.
Lookingfor successful entre-
preneurs only to open fran-
chise businesses in town,
must be proven in manage-
ment, a born risk-taker DO
NOT CALL otherwise
(800)819-2634.
NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
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
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifleds.


5.2% Guaranteed 5 Years NO
TAXES A-RATED SAFE CAPI-
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NATIONAL BUILDER 0%
DOWN when you own land!
HOME BUILT ON YOUR LOT
starting at $58 per square
foot. Call for FREE color bro-
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WE BUY HOUSES Any area,
condition or price. No fees,
No hassles, many options
available. We pay mortgage
lates, liens, and taxes.
CLOSE IN 72 HRS
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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean uu a breezel


Services



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
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.


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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog GALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Shop here flrst!
The classified ads



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


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlahs540
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- 21/2TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
863-674-0467 -.
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new-in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
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


AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
(863)467-8339
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- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
(863)675-2151
REFRIGERATOR, stays cold,
yellow in color, $60.
(863)532-9182
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
(863)824-8703


WASHER: Westinghouse &
DRYER: Kenmore. Both in
Excellent cond. $160 neg.
will sep. (863)763-6591
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.
BUILDING SALE! "MANUFAC-
TURER DIRECT Since 1980!"
Extensive range of siz-
es/models. Example:
40'xl100'x6'=3.48/sq.ft.
Ends optional. 3-week deliv-
ery. 25'x40'x12' $3990 (LIM-
ITED QTY). Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light wood, $50.
(863)357-6315
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
(863)675-8141
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
$200 (863)467,7866


POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine, Comm'l w/20' hose,
Tools, some chemicals &
training. $800. 863-467-1809


RED RACE CAR BED com-
plete, built in toybox at foot of
bed. Plastic. $125 or best of-
fer. 239-657-2711


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 toschool!
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
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or bestofferil 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



COMPUTER- New system, In-
tel Celeron D, 2.93, 160HD,
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
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv.msg.


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
(863)674-0467.
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
863-357-1859
DESK- all wood, dark walnut,
18Wx62Lx30H, 7 drawer, 1
file double drawer $125
(863)357-8788
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx40Lx30H,5
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
$100(863)357-8788
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood, with 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x62 with leaf.
$500 (863)467-2532
DR CHAIR- white, cane back,
$10 (863)467-1325
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
shelves, $75
(863)675-2392
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
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
condition. $1000.
(863)946-3265
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase hdbd w/mirror,
$400 (863)697-0167
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch, leather chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
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: Forrest
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
wood, brand new, $300
(863)467-1704


COAT: Black Fox & Lamb
Wool, Full Length. Designed
for casual to very formal. Pur-
chased 12/05 in New York.
Worn twice. Size 14. Looks
excellent on size 10-1.. Paid
$6,000. Sacrifice for $1000.
Firm. Absolutely Gorgeous on
any age. Serious callers only
863-697-6455 info./apt.


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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your own home. Used 1 mth.
$400 Negot. 863-634-0761


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surround d jiMTrj.'
$450 (863)6;5. 105u.,r
(863)673-5023
NECKLACE, 14kt. gold, men's,
20", w/motorcycle, medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.
(863)763-5316


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


FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-67295
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or(863)763-5422
PICK "A" PACKAGE ZERO
DOWN FROM ONLY 14.95
PER WEEK 37" FLAT
SCREENS, DVDS, XBOX
360, IPODS, TEVOS,
STEREOS, GUITARS, SPAS,
ABOVE GROUND POOLS,
CALL NOW (800)868-8966.
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620

YOU WILL WANT THIS! Poke-
Rhythms...they can't fix stu-
pid...but they can fix about
everything else. Get yours
NOW, everyday, FREE for 10
days http://www.poke-
rhythms.com.



BASE GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
in exc. cond. $300 or best of-
fer. 239-848-7662


ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, 10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
$1500 (863)763-7609
ME= = I, I


BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable..$175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961
FIN.CHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
(863)634-6087 anytime
' V.


JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 2 fe-
males. Will deliver. $250.
(239)340-8503
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
(863)675-2844
PARROT CAGE- White on
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229



Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560.


LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
9am-7pm


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, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
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
PRESSURE WASHER- 400
psi, w/hoses, wands, tips,
trailer & 13 hp Honda Engine
$1500 firm (863)610-0756


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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
C A ll f :ff .. -r .5 -,

Agriculture

.-.
CO~ nF 55i3


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 305
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 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
863-634-5820
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
REWARD! (239)633-7173






Hors Traer
On URne Serviee
Buy S :- Trade
Horseg, k Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5820
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 prooted by Wilma.
You dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
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.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HR
1yr old, $100 or best offer
(863)763-6591


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


Rentals
P I RENT

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



KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
(863)634-1268 / 763-8349
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $825 mo. & $2150
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $85,0.mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (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


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
towni enrnd Theie.r 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
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)
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
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
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 HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1st, last
&sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, 2BA, 907
SW 2nd Ave, Close to Schools
$875/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-0512
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
Brand New. Available imme-
diately. $1200. mo.
(772)475-3999


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 16, 2006


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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 SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mno.
Please call (863)763-4740
Professional Building: North
East Section of city limits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/NAH.
Excellent terms.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593
orWalpole@earthlink.net


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



LAKE ESCAPE at The Ridges
Resort & Club. Bed & Break-
fast at Our Beautiful Lakeside
Mountain Resort in Hiawas-
see GA. $99-weekday to
$139. TheRidgesResort.com
(888)834-4409.

One man's trash Is manoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
feds.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1055
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
"ramed Hos e Nlic yard wilh
mature Irees $149 000 For
more into. call863-357-6700


MILLION DOLLAR VISTAS
with cool mountain breezes
high atop the Smokies be-
tween prestigious High-
lands/Franklin/Dillard.
Exclusive, Private, Secluded.
Huge homesites from
$175,000 (800)679-7976
www.highlandspass.com.
L -Sale 104
Low Wholesale Prices. Inves-
tor Lots 1/4, 1/2 and 1-full
acre lots. 6, 7, and 13 Acre
Parcels. Fully-platted and
buildable. Highlands and
Hendry counties. Call Mr.
Lawrence (800)796-6569.



Acreage! VA, Blue Ridge
Mountains. Build Your Dream
Home. Estate homesites
from 3 to 5 acres starting at
$89,900. Interest only fi-
nancing programs.
(800)420-2278 www.stone-
ridgebentmtn.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS. OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
Waterfront Community. The
Preserve at River Sea. Devel-
oper Closeouts. From
$129,900. Incredible loca-
tion. Far below market value.
18 month no payment plan.
(866)213-6315. Broker,
Neighborhood Properties,
LLC.
Costa Rica Property! Free In-
formation! 1 1/4 acre Titled
Lots $46,900 Predevelop-
ment. Roads Utilities/Hot!!
Investment-Financing. For
Free Passport Travel Pouch-
es. Toll Free (866)884-4634.
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot-
$28,900 Call Lakeside Realty
@ (423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1/2
to 3 acres from the $40's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slips, nature trails.
(866)882-1107.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views,
lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @
$35,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited availability.
Call (888)389-3504X700.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.


KY LAKE CUMBERLAND
LIMITED LAND SALE Up to
$10,000 OFF all waterfront
parcels! Parcels with gener-
ous 120' frontage are being
discounted for a limited time.
Pool, tennis, walking trails.
(866)462-8198.
LAKE BARKLEY, KY LAND
Sunsets and serenity are
yours at this beautiful lake-
front community on the
TN/KY border. 90 min to
Nashville. Close to natl rec-
reation area. 1- 40 acres
from the $40s.
(866)339-4966.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(577)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TYMOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 7 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access,
$99,500 owner
(866)789-8535 NC77.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Mtns. Asheville
Area Starting @ $89,900 for
spectacular parcels with
views, waterfalls, mountain
streams, amenities & much
more. Call for appt.
(866)930-5263.
ROCKY RIVER VISTA -TN
Spectacular 1 to 5 acre par-
cels from the $40s. Choose
bluff view, wooded or Pond
sites. Clubhouse with fitness
center. Nature trails. Min. to
Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Call (866)292-5769.
With Tennessee's Beautiful
Lakes & Mountains, you are
sure to find the perfect spot
to call home. Call Nancy
Gaine's, Gables & Gates
(865) 3 88-7703,
865)777-9191 www.nancy-
gaines.com

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exteiior & Cupboard
doors: $175. Will separate.
(863)675-8141


Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $500 sec. dep.
(863)610-1027
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Double Wide on 5 Acres. $900
mo. w/$500 sec. dep. Call
(863)824-2631/634-0429.
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $675. mo. + 1st & sec.
&1BR/1BASW$625.mo +
1st& sec.& Hwy.78 W.2br,
1ba. SW w/Lg. yard. $800 mo.
+ 1 st& 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
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
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
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'96 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer.,Includes tackle. Call
863-677-2002.
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500.863-467-8292 Iv.msg.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
offer. (863)673-5058
BAYLINER- '87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
(863)634-5877
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)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 FR. Boat, 50
hp O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven


CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
fer(863)675-2844
SWIVEL CHAIRS- 2, for RV,
Van or Motor Home. $80.
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


Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
$2000 (863)674-0898
DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
(863)261-6299
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
(863)673-5251
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Custom built, new tires & fen-
ders, tailgate, lights, aluminum
ramp. $1275 (863)674-0898



GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
,tar" runs ,arei. rnew rear
tir, e' .650 1863)6,4-0539
L L le


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


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



BMW rare 535i1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
$2500. (772)475-6194
BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Runs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
$2500 (863)673-4100
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.
$150.0 or best offer.
(863)467-0668
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold .a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mis., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276


AXIS RIMS, With tires. Good
:cond $500 Call Orlando @-
13021943-1777 Or li-ave.
merisage


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
RICHMOND PRO GEAR Ring
& Pinion for 9" Ford. 4-86
ratio, $200. (863)697-2724.
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 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
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH.
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mis.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer. (863)634-2280,
FORD F150 '87 2 wheel
drive, 4spd., p/w, p/I,
tilt/cruise, good work truck.
$1200. 863-632-9166
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
(863)467-4440
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
$2500 (863)6,97-2519


FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
772-475-6194.
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
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
MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)634-5820
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558


DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 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, ii8; mi.,
$1000. (863)634-0465


PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Mitsubishi Motor. Standard
5spd., new tires, 4 cyl., cold
a/c. $1500 (863)763-3451

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-180
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CATHERINE LOUISE EUBANK,
a/k/a C. LOUISE EUBANK,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CATHERINE LOUISE EUBANK, a/k/a C.
LOUISE EUBANK, deceased, whose
date of death was June 19, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
406-24-3414, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 121 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notce is August 9, 2006.
Harvey N. Eubank, Jr.
Personal Representative
2306 S.W. Ranch Trail
Stuart, Florida 34997
CONELY&CONELY, PRA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863)1 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
153393 ON 8/9,16/06
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Son Friday the 25th day of August 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1988 Red Buick Century
1G4AH51W9JT449279
1989 White Chewvy Caprice Classic
1G1BN51E5KA110940
1996 Green Chrysler LHS
2C3HC56F8TH102766
1999 Gold Ford Expedition
1FMRU1765XLC44761
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final 'bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will he made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "'AS IS" with no
guarantees.
155751 ON 8/16/06


Community Events


Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting cl.iss on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity 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.

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.


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FREE Internet Service For All Students
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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 se.nrch for the right employee orjob.
For more, visit theirweb 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 fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.



SMOKING ILLNESS ALERT
The CoreaFirm, P.L.C. is pi -.mnti f ler ida residents, and their
I I I Or '', who iallt'r'd miiiI.i.i'lC l c'n111 i1ns e l.oi .d hv'y ci h c co p M ielt ici..
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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 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 and over.


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