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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 231


Saturday, August 19, 2006


504 Plus tax


Briefs

Tax Collector
office to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office will be
dosed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a train-
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Bostonoptimistic on
comeback with Bucs
TAMPA It didn't take Chris
Simms long to calculate how
much a healthy David Boston
could help the Tampa Bay Buc-
caneers offense.
All the young quarterback
had to do was look at the chis-
eled 228-pound receiver who
was an emerging star before
suspensions and injuries
derailed a career that began in
Arizona anid has also included
stops inSan Diego and Miami.
"It's hard not to acknowl-
edge his talent. You can see it
almost from the get-go," Simms
said. "First of all, you just look at
him and say: Wow, that guy
must be pretty good at some-
thing.' You watch him run and
catch the ball, the things he can
do after the catch, the catches
he can make down the field.
You can't forget that four or five
years ago, he probably was the
best receiver in the NFL for a
year or so."
The Dolphins, who face the
Bucs in a preseason game Sat-
urday night, had the same
vision when they traded comer-
back Jamar Fletcher and a
sixth-round draft pick to the
Chargers ,in exchange for
Boston in 2004.
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Drought Index
Current 488
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels
11.98 feet



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

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OCEA OKs pact word change


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee New
By an overwhelming vote on
Aug. 17 of members of the Okee-
chobee County Education Asso-
ciation voted to accept changes
in wording to their contract with
the Okeechobee County School
Board.
The vote among instructional
personnel was 270-14 in favor of
the changes. On the non-instruc-
tional side, the margin was not as
wide but the measure still


passed, 99-30.
However, the big issue of
teacher salaries remains unset-
tled at this time. The issue of non-
instructional salaries has been
partly settled.
The school system is begin-
ning the second year of a three-
year contract with its employees.
Every three years, a new contract
is negotiated. However, in each
year of a contract either side can
make certain language changes
and salaries can be renegotiated.
Representatives of both sides


met July 31 and agreed to certain
language changes. At that time,
the union presented a new pay
schedule for teachers but no
decision was reached on the
matter.
However, a pay schedule for
non-instructional employees was
approved by both sides.
What brought about the Aug.
17 vote before the salary issue is
settled was the fact that some of
.the language changes agreed to
by both sides concerned group
insurance. It is time for renewal


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of the insurance therefore the
union held a separate vote to
approve those changes so as not
to hold up insurance renewals.
In addition to insurance items,
the contract changes approved
by union members included
such things as changes to the ter-
minal leave program and bus
driver assignments.
Another contract change
approved by union members
dealt with setting salary supple-
ments for coaches. Union mem-
bers also approved a raise from


$18 to $20 an hour for teachers
involved in any kind of after
school instructional program, as
well as a $1,000 bonus for teach-
ers who receive a reading
endorsement.
Perhaps the most far-reaching
contract change approved dealt
with the non-instructional per-
sonnel pay schedule.
Currently, there are 28 sepa-
rate pay schedules for a wide
range of employees including
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Planners



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to rezoning


Rezoning would
pave way for
new development
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The city planning board will
recommend to the city council
to rezone two -unplatted and
vacant 15.05-acre parcels locat-
ed north of East North Park
Street, across from the Post
Office, from heavy commercial
and residential mobile home to
all heavy commercial. This was


requested by Craig M. Hackl on
behalf of property owner H20
Holdings, LLC. Mr. Hackl pre-
sented the board with a copy of
a conceptual site plan for the
parcels in question.
This development is in plans
contain a large retail store, as
well as smaller retail units,
office buildings and a restau-
rant. All plans remain concep-
tual at this stage of develop-
ment.
The only concerns posed by
the board were concerning

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Randy Boyer keeps 8-year-old son Dylan Boyer from
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Rezoning

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approval from the existing neigh-
boring mobile home parks. The
conceptual site plan showed the
board that there are plans for a
retaining wall and a retention
pond on the west side of the
development, where the mobile
home park is located.
John Dulmer, standing in for
city planner Jim LaRue, was
asked by the board to have some
research done regarding parking
regulations from surrounding
counties. The board is concerned
with preserving older buildings


OCEA

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bus drivers, lunchroom workers,
mechanics and secretaries. The
union proposal reduced these 28
down to four pay schedules. The
dollar amount between each step
of a particular non-instructional
pay schedule would be the same.
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within the city. This is creating
problems, however, when new
businesses come into these build-
ings because of the current regu-
lations on the required amount of
spaces per type of business.
The board is planning to fur-
ther discuss this issue and suggest
to the city council that they adopt
some ordinances to create some
leeway in the parking calcula-
tions. This would allow greater
flexibility in approval of new busi-
ness projects. Mr. LaRue will be
consulted on this issue concern-
ing a mixed use district and park-
ing regulations.
Okeechobee zoning official
Tom Forbes spoke to the board


attached to these revised pay
schedules, as well as what
employees will be on which pay
schedule and where they will
start on that new schedule
Representatives of both sides
will meet again on Aug. 29 to
resume talks on the pay issue.
After new pay figures for teach-
ers and non-instructional
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on behalf of his decision to revoke
a permit submitted by Janet and
Rohit Dave, concerning property
located at 1020 West North Park
Street. He expressed his concur-
rence with the document drafted
by city attorney John Cook and
gave his approval with revoking
his previous decision.
The billboard on the property
in question will now be able to
continue with construction
according to the guidelines within
their new permit.
In other business, the board:
Approved special exceptions
for placement and setup of two.
mobile homes, manufactured
more than five years ago, to be


on whether or not to approve the
changes.
Other issues to be settled at
the Aug. 29 meeting include the
authority of bus drivers in student
discipline, the student teacher
program and cafeteria monitor
positions.
The contract changes
approved by the union members
on Aug. 17, as well asthe ones
approved in the future, must also
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placed within the Riverbend
Mobile Home & RV Park, at 1307
S. Parrott Ave., on lots 49 and 50.
Denied a petition for a vari-
ance to encroach the front set-
backs by 20 feet to install a steel
carport on property at 1410 S.E.
Eighth Drive, submitted by
Frances Biafore-Gailfoil. The
board stated that a hardship must
be presented in order to grant a
variance. The applicant was not
present at the meeting.

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before going into effect.
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Community Events

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors. 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at .11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card
games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite:
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets,


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are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212. x
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.
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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.


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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 8 a.m. each day, and the shows will begin at 8
a.m. Tickets will be available at the gate and will be $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1 for students.
The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be held Satur-
day, and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be
held Sunday. Halter and performance classes will be held throughout
the day.
For show information, call (561) 798-6129, (772) 341-0715 or (863)
467-5125.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


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N.E.H.S. looks forward to new school year


The faculty and staff of New
Endeavor High School are excited
to begin the 2006-2007 school
year. With the recent praise from
state leaders within the Florida
Department of Education for
extraordinary FCAT growth still
fresh in our minds, we pledge to
make this year another successful
experience for our students by
helping them to exceed academic
goals.
We are excited to announce
that Mr. Gary Kirsch will be New
Endeavor's principal this year. Mr.
Kirsch brings more than 30 years
of educational experience to
NEHS. For the last seven years, he
has been the principal of Okee-
chobee High School. Prior to that,
Mr. Kirsch was a teacher and an
administrator in Martin County.
His leadership ability, manage-
ment skills, and curriculum
knowledge will afford him the
opportunity to help our students
excel and achieve excellence.
Mr. Kirsch and the teachers
and staff at NEHS are committed
to the belief that all students can
learn and achieve at higher levels
than they8have in their past with
the appropriate support. The pro-
grams at New Endeavor are
focused on student growth, devel-
opment, and achievement.
Our lessons focus on engaging
students in subject matter so they
can apply their learning to situa-
tions they will encounter in life
outside and beyond school. The
depth of knowledge that students
are able to apply defines the rigor
and relevance framework that our
teachers will use to ensure our
students are learning to the best
of their individual abilities.
Throughout the daily experience
at New Endeavor, our teachers
will actively teach, demonstrate,
and practice the skills our stu-


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ular order, Donna Watson( partially blocked), Joy Prescott, 4th grade teacher, and Denise


Stratton, classroom assistant.



NEHS
dents need to succeed academi-
cally, personally, and socially in
their future endeavors.
Prior to the beginning of
school, the district staff in Okee-
chobee County brought in a
speaker to address all district
employees. His name was Bruce
Boguski, and he speaks all over
the country to a variety of differ-
ent groups. One of his comments
in particular has been repeated
again and again across this cam-
pus and in the classrooms of our


schools. Mr. Boguski asked every-
one to give 100% effort for 10 sec-
onds. He commanded the audi-
ence to raise their hands as high
as they possibly could. While all
hands were in the air, he asked us
to raise our hands "just a little bit
higher." He proved we can always
do better. Our students can
always improve upon their own
personal best in the weight room,
running around the track, reading
a list of words accurately, or
improving test scores.
While we plan to raise the
level of rigor in the classroom,
and attempt to present informa-
tion in a relevant way for our stu-
dents, we are also working to
improve relationships with our


students. Teachers have spent the
first days of school conducting
surveys, interest inventories, diag-
nostic tests, and have actually
taken time to pull kids aside and
engage them in conversation. We
want our students to know we
genuinely care for them so they
will put their best effort forth.
Please continue to support
education in Okeechobee County
Schools. We at New Endeavor are
working toward Achieving Excel-
lence in all that we do. If you are
interested in volunteering at New
Endeavor, or if you would like to
comment on our programs or
procedures, please contact Gary
Kirsch, Principal of New Endeav-
or at 462-5125.


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Clarence Arthur
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Clarence Arthur "Dutch" Har-
ris, Sr., 75, of Okeechobee, died
August 15, 2006, at Raulerson
Hospital.
Mr. Harris was born Sept. 25,
1930, in Fabius, N.Y. and moved to
Okeechobee in
1982. He was a
member of the
Moose Lodge
1753, AmVets,
The VFW, and
The Eagles.
He also
served in the
Coast Guard.
He is pre- Clarence
ceded in death Clarencs, Sr.
by: his parents, ris, Sr.
Robert Arthur
Harris and Grace Meade Harris;
step-mother, Annette F. Harris;
son, Clarence "Dutch" Harris, Jr.;
brothers, Arthur E. Harris and Earl
E. Harris; and, twin sisters, Carol
and Carolyn Harris.
He is survived by: his loving
wife of 57 years, Florence T. Har-
ris; daughters, Flo Wheeler of
Jamesville, N.Y., and Trudy Harris-
Thomas (Harvey Ronald of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Shaun
and Eric Kogut of Okeechobee,
Ashley Gill of Port St. Lucie,
Christopher (Jackie) Wheeler,
Rob Wheeler, Doug (Jennifer
Konkol) Wheeler and Anna Ryan
Harris, all of Pompey, N.Y. He is
also survived by his great-grand-
children, Michael Kogut, Karson
Chandler Kogut and Reed
Andrew Kogut, all of Florida, and
James, Makayla, Haley and Cody
Wheeler of Pompey, N.Y. In addi-
tion, he leaves behind his best
friend Jackie, (a Jack Russell Terri-
er), and special friends Douglas
Wheeler of Virginia, Daniel Kogut
of Okeechobee, Sara and Caryl


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Mazzi of Fabius, N.Y, and Earlene
Madry.
A memorial service will be
held at noon, Sunday, Aug. 20,
2006, at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW/AmVets Lodge Post 9528,
2002 West Hwy 78, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.

Devon Shane Shatzer
Devon Shane Shatzer, died
August 17, 2006 in Stuart, Florida.


He is survived by his parents,
Dustin and Vanna Shatzer of
Okeechobee; grandparents,
Tom Shatzer of Waynesboro,
Pa., Tonya Shatzer of Chambers-
burg, Pa, and Penny and Terry
Cunningham of Okeechobee.
A graveside service will be
held at 10 a.m., Saturday,
August 19, at Evergreen Ceme-
tery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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AMAZED: It amazes me that someone is so defensive about cats
and wants to see them run around. There are so many issues here.
First, the cats can run around free and dogs are supposed to be on
leashes. We're lucky, because the dogs in our neighborhood are on
leashes and the people that walk them pick up after them. You say it is
cruel to let dogs chase cats and possibly kill them. What about the
baby rabbits that I see the cats kill and run away with? Or, the birds
they pounce on and kill? I have seen cats raid bird nests and take the
baby birds out and kill them. But now you say that is OK because that
is their animal instinct. Is it not also a dog's animal instinct to chase a
cat? Why should people have to worry about their flower beds and the
bad smell that comes with it. It is not the animal's fault for their ani-
mal's instincts it is the fault of the people that own the animals.
They choose to allow them to roam free. If a dog roams free and hurts
someone or kills something then they are 'dangerous' and are put
down. But, cats can go out and kill the baby wildlife and that is OK.
Something is not right here, is it?


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Community Events

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

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

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee 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 Doretl 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.

Church sponsors youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league for 4 year olds through sixth grade and
the deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25. The last evaluations
will be held at the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday,
Aug. 25, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Each participant must attend
one evaluation. The cost to participate in the league is $65 per
participant, plus $50 for each additional child in the family. The
first game will be played Saturday, Sept. 16. Players may be reg-
istered at the church office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m., or at one of the evaluations. For information,
call the church at (863) 763-1699.

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 sponsor-
ships 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 tournament. On the day of the event, barbecue
chicken and rib dinners will be sold. All proceeds from the tour-
nament will go to fund CIS projects. For information, call (863)
462-5863.





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Letters


Differing views
Approximately three weeks
ago a friend discovered two neg-
lected horses living in deplorable
conditions. One being an old
mare, (that was) skin and bones
and crippled with hooves over-
grown. No food, no grass, nohay
- just sand, dirt, weeds, garbage
and junk. The other being a
young colt locked in a chicken
coop/dog pen with no visible
food or water.
My friend took pictures and
delivered them in person to Ani-
mal Control. A report was made
and my friend was told they
would check on the situation
ASAP.
Several days and phone calls
later, she was repeatedly told they
were "too busy."
Out of frustration, she called
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office and Deputy Jack Nash
came to the scene, observed the
horses and insisted that Animal
Control come out immediately -
he was also told they were just
too busy. They came, they made a
report.
The horses' owners showed
up (no one lives on the premises)
and were questioned by Animal
Control. The excuses given for the
condition of these animals were
ridiculous. I left nauseated by the

whole thing.
Today I rode by and saw the
colt still in his little cage. I drove
over to the shelter after being
unable to reach them by phone to
ask about the horses. I was
promptly put in my place by the
two women in the office, particu-
larly by the employee in charge of
all the horse cases.
What I found interesting was
her admitting that she had never
laid eyes on either horse only
the pictures my friend brought
them. They were rude, sarcastic
and demeaning each time I asked
a question.
They adamantly defended the
horses' owner claiming the mare


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claim they drive over
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(Editor's Note: Due
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For inforr6atiofi onthe ride for the Week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841. Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Sunday.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320..
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shiriean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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Okeechobee County Animal Con-
trol was asked to respond. Fol-
lowing is their response. It should
also be noted that the horses in
question are under a veterinari-
an's care. Also, Victor Crews,
from the Florida Department of
Agriculture, inspected the horses
on Friday, Aug. 11, and found that
the horses were in good condi-
tion and that there were no viola-
tions.)


A lady came in to Animal Con-
he owners trol on July 6, 2006, to report a
and "walk" case of animal cruelty. She had
rses aren't entered a piece of property illegal-
ed to graze, ly to take photographs of three
rn circles in horses, she considered abused. I
9 a day, con- told her that she was, under no
ie wire that circumstances, to enter any per-
o cope with son's property by trespassing.
so very thin On July 8, 2006, she contacted
ss from no the sheriff's office and told them
that Animal Control had no time
orse owner, to handle the situation. They, in
a baby sur- turn, paged Officer Brenda Hard-
'ter day will en for assistance, who was the
a horse with emergency on-call officer that
day. Officer Harden immediately
formed me responded but found no animals
nd humane. to be in distress or cruelly treated,
ved to dis- just one 20-year-old brood mare
ery right to and two very well fed younger
irses. horses. The horses had access to
ployees are food, water and shelter and were
paid and properly contained.
t there's no She met with the lady and Pam
people that Griffin who wanted her to seize
polite and the horses. They admitted to feed-
be to these ing the older horses hay again,
in shock at having trespassed onto the prop-
vill not dis- erty.
pursue this Officer Hardin contacted me
y made me regarding the case due to my
experience with horses and with
go another Animal Control. I contacted the
! "too busy" horse's owner who told me that
or animal I Suzie Q was showing signs of
heated. Both colic since the foreign hay had
useless. been fed. I then called the first
sense to do lady, who denied feeding the
horse, and told me that the hay
Pam Griffin was already there.
The horse's owner came in to
etoaccusa- Animal Control on July 10, 2006,
above letter, and requested permission to


move Susie Q to a 60-acre pasture
- away from plain sight and ani-
mal activists that may cause more
damage to her old horse. No fur-
ther follow-ups were scheduled at
that time.
Pam Griffin came to Animal
Control and asked if the old horse
had been euthanized and asked
why nothing had been done to
change the situation with the
horse in the small pen. I
explained that the horse was not
inhumanely contained as it had
plenty of room to walk around.
After receiving a call from the
Okeechobee News that Pam Grif-
fin had called and stated that
nothing had been done, I drove
out and met with the owner. I
took more photos of the two
horses on their property both,
of which, appeared in excellent
health and weight. The horses
had access to food, water and
shelter and their hooves were
well trimmed. The colt in the pen
had plenty of room to walk
around and I was told that their
12-year-old son walked the horse
daily.
I then spoke with a& neighbor
who verified that the colt received
adequate daily exercise.
Due to the neighbor being
unable to see well, I wrote a wit-
ness statement for him in his
exact words, which he signed in
front of a witness his sister-in-
law.
I then asked the boy to take the
colt out of the pen, which he did.
The horse in no way acted in a
manner consistent with a horse
kept in an enclosure too small. He
was well behaved and quiet.
Under Florida state statutes
pertaining to animals and under
the Animal Control County Ordi-
nance, there were no violations
observed. This case was closed
for the second time.

Officer Claire Hudson
Animal Control supervisor


Community Events

Softball tourney aids Cancer Society
A men's benefit softball tournament will be held Saturday,
Aug. 19, at the OK softball fields across from Yearling Middle
School and will start at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the one-day event
will go to the American Cancer Society's Making Sirides'Against
Breast Cancer event. Teams can enter for-a-$200 donation;-Also,
items are needed for the concession stand including canned
sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments, napkins, alu-
minum foil and chips. Play will be according to ISA rules, and
teams must supply their own softballs ISA 44 core balls. To
contribute, or for information, call Heather Parker at (863) 634-
2484 or Frank Coker at (863) 634-2278.

Yard sale benefits foster children
Butch's redneck yacht club will be hosting a yard sale and bar-
becue to benefit on Saturday, Aug. 19, to benefit foster children.
The event will be held at Butch's Fish Camp, 4870 U.S. 441 S.E.,
beginning at 8 a.m. Spaces are available for rent to the public for
$20 per space. Hot dogs, sausage and hamburgers will be avail-
able for a donation. For information, call (863) 763-8262.

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 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Doug Bournique,
.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 will hold
it's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug.
19, at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6 p.m.
Speakers will be State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson. Local and state officials and candidates will also be in
attendance. Tickets are $30. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

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

OHS begins ad sales
Okeechobee High School Class of 2007 has announced senior
personal ad sales that will begin Monday, Aug. 21, and end Friday,
Aug. 25. Ads will be sold during first and second lunch beginning
at 10:55 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m. All ads are sold on a first-
come, first-served basis. If you have questions please e-mail van-
campv@okee.kl 2.fl.us; or call OHS at (863) 462-5025, ext. 1410.

Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Aug.,
21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,.
916 W.N. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas.
For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Cancer Society plans kick-off party
Okeechobee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will host a
kick-off party on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Put on your best
"pink" and come out to support your Okeechobee chapter for the
American Cancer Society. Refreshments will be served and door
prizes will be given away. For information, call Pattie Mullins at
(863) 467-8608.

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.


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 19,2006


OPINION








RELIGION 5


Reflections from the Pulpit


Are you almost Persuaded?


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Follow the Leader
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Definition of faith
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene offers this definition of faith.


By Rev. Calvin H. Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
Acts 26:26- "And as he thus
spake for himself, Festus said with
a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside
thyself; much learning doth make
thee mad. 25But he said, I am not
mad, most noble Festus; but
speak forth the words of truth and
soberness. 26For the king
knoweth of these things, before
whom also I speak freely: for I am
persuaded that none of these
things are hidden from him; for
this thing was not done in a cor-
ner. 27King Agrippa, believes
thou the prophets? I know that
thou believes. 28Then Agrippa
said. unto Paul, Almost thou per-
suadest me to be a Christian.
29And Paul said, I would to God,
that not only thou, but also all that
hear me this day, were both
almost, and altogether such as I
am, except these bonds."
A chemist who is experiment-
ing with some newly-discovered
element keeps a record showing
the various reactions which occur
when this element is brought into
combination with other sub-
stances. The book of Acts is large-
ly: a diary of spiritual chemistry: it
shows what happened when the
gospel of Jesus .Christ was
brought into contact with different
classes and conditions of men.
When Paul presented it to Festus
and Agrippa it was received in a
peculiar way and had peculiar
consequences. This was an
unpromising audience for the
preaching of the gospel of Christ.
But Paul believed that gospel was
meant for great as well as small
(see Acts 27:22), for profligate as
well as virtuous, for the whole sin-
ful world.
Evangelism is witnessing. It is
one beggar telling another beggar
where to get food.. The Christian
does not offer out of his bounty.
He has no bounty. He is simply a
guest at his Master's table; as an
evangelist, he calls others to come
and feast at the Master's table.
Paul was allowed to address
both Festus, the procurator of


Judea and King Agrippa. Paul did
not try to prove his innocence of
the charges brought against him.
Instead he took this opportunity to
proclaim the gospel by giving his
personal testimony before Festus
and Agrippa.
After hearing Paul, Festus tells
him that tlht too much learning
has made irm mad.
That is why Paul appeals to
King Agrippa to verify what he is
saying to Festus.
Agrippa responds by saying,
"Almost thou persuadest me to be
a Christian." I believe that Agrippa
believed Paul. But it takes more
than belief to be saved.
The Gospel must be believed
and accepted into the heart-not
in part but the whole gospel. We
cannot pick and choose what we
like or think it should be. We must
accept every word as the gospel
truth!
During the presidency of
Andrew Jackson, George Wilson,
a postal clerk, robbed a federal
payroll from a train and in the
process killed a guard. The court
convicted him and sentenced him
to hang. Because of public senti-
ment against capital punishment;
however, a movement began to
secure a presidential pardon for
Wilson (first offense), and eventu-
ally Jackson intervened with a par-
don. Amazingly, Wilson refused it.
Since this had never happened
before, the Supreme Court was
asked to rule on whether some-
one could indeed refuse a presi-
dential pardon. Chief Justice John
Marshall handed down the court's
decision: "A pardon is a parch-
ment whose only value must be
determined by the receiver of the
pardon. It has no value apart from
that which the receiver gives to it.
George Wilson has refused to
accept the pardon. We cannot
-conceive why he would do so, but
he has. Therefore, George Wilson
must die." George Wilson, as pun-
ishment for his crime, was
hanged. Pardon, declared the
Supreme C(urt, must not only be
granted, it must be accepted.-
George Maronge, Jr. Birmingham,


Alabama. Leadership, Vol, 12, no.
3.


Religious
briefs .

Church sponsors
youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league for 4
year olds through sixth grade
and the deadline to register is Fri-
day, Aug. 25. The last evaluations
will be held at the church on
Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday,
Aug. 25, from 5:30 until 7:30
p.m. Each participant must
attend one evaluation. The cost
to participate in the league is $65
per participant, plus $50 for each
additional child in the family.
The first game will be played Sat-
urday, Sept. 16. Players may be
registered at the church office
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or at one of
the evaluations. For informations. For information,
call the church at (863) 763-
1699.

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. con-
temporary; and, 11 a.m. tradi-
tional. Child care is provided. For
information, contact the church
office at (863) 763-4021.


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Agrippa made his decision not
to follow Christ. All sinners must
make a decision to accept or
reject Jesus Christ.
The decision is yours. You must
personally decide to serve Him or
turn away. No one else can trans-
fer salvation to you. In the same
manner as no one can take medi-
cine for a sick individual and make
him well, we as sinners must
claim Christ's forgiveness for our-
selves.
Agrippa was almost saved, but
he was all together lost!
A boat went over Niagara Falls
with two men in it, leaving anoth-
er clinging to a. log which lay
against a dam, just above the edge
of the descending flood. The
morning which rose upon the
night of disaster revealed the
imperiled man. Thousands gath-
ered upon the banks of the river,
and every invention was tried to
save him. All lifeboats were swept
away until the day began to
decline. At length a frail boat was
brought by ropes from each shore
to his side. Hope could be seen in
all faces, and uponlthe face of the
stranded man. He lifted his foot to
step into the last means of rescue.
But as he stepped in, the boat shot
upward and backward into the
boiling waters, and then down-
ward and over the falls to destruc-
tion below. Almost saved! What
terrible agony that expression
declares!
Painted on the inside wall of a
little church in Yugoslavia were
two verses. Isaiah 55:6 (KJV):
"Seek ye the LORD while he may
be found, call ye upon him while
he is near." The other verse is
Matthew 16:24 (KJV): "If any man
will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and
follow me." The juxtaposition of
those two verses, side by side, is
very instructive.
John 14:6 (KJV) says, "I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the father, but
by me." Why not believe and
receive Him today?










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The Lady Brahman volleyball
team improved their season's
record to 2-0 with a 25-18, 25-13,
25-15 road win over Lake Worth
Christian in West Palm Beach.
Senior setter Shaunaye Brown
dished out 30 assists, while Kelley
Smiley and Tierra Allen recorded
12 and nine kills, respectively, in
the Aug. 17 victory.
Katie Bryan added five kills
and 13 service points.
OHS freshman Monica Koger
had four kills and two blocks,
while junior Joleyne Skeen
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three aces.
Katie Murrow and Jessica Klin-
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Sports Briefs

Softball tourney
aids Cancer Society
A men's benefit softball tour-
nament will be held Saturday,
Aug. 19, at the OK softball fields
across from Yearling Middle
School (YMS) and will start at 9
a.m.
All proceeds from the one-day
event will go to the American
Cancer Society's Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer event.
Teams can enter for a $200
donation.
Also, items are needed for the
concession stand -- including
canned sodas, hamburgers, hot
dogs, rolls, condiments, napkins,
aluminum foil and chips.
Play will be according to ISA
rules and teams must supply their
own softballs ISA 44 core balls.
For information or to con-
tribute, call Heather Parker at
(863) 634-2484 or Frank Coker at
(863) 634-2278.


Uhristian
ing will again be on the road
when they travel to Port St. Lucie
to meet Lincoln Park Academy.
Okeechobee's next home
match will be Thursday, Aug. 24,
when they entertain a very strong
team from Martin County High
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David Hazellief 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief 863-610-0144 Hallie Davis 86f-3U6f-P
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ponds, home has fireplace,wildlife all around, fur- fam.' room, living rm, fireplace, large closets.
nithcd cod .c.. e big .:reen V\ TI.. errrar,.: r.:,cd Fruit & oak tree_- fe\tra five acres available with
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Community. 5+ acres beautiful private
community, amenities such as-six
viewing stations for observing
wildlife and their, fresh water lakes.
there is much more to this location.
* Four Seasons-1+-acre.
* R-Bar Estates-2+-acres ready to
build your dream home! $115,000.


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electric, culverts, perrut for septic. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* MINUTES FROM TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 Manufactured Home to relax in
after fishing off your dock or deck. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* INDUSTRIAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY. Cleared 1.5-/- acres 12 city
industrial lots plus alley in great location on NW 6th AVe Call Pat for details
863-634-5588.
* LAKEFRONT TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: custom home, wind zorie 125mph.
Call pat for appt. 863-634-5588.
* WATERFRONT NEAR LOCKS IN BHR exec. 3/3 CBS & brick home. Pool,
deck & covered patio. Large lot, can possibly be divided into 2 homesites. By
appt. with Pat 863-634-5588.
* VIKING: possible owner financing!! 1.25 acres dose to paved road & power
lines. Call Pat 863-634-5588.,
* UNIQUE PROPERTY24 acre parcel zoned Industrial or single family w/AG
exemption. Great location near town. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* COUNTRY LIVING 5.20 fully treed acres near Yeehaw Junction & turnpike.
Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* 10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* 20 ACRES north of Okeechobee. Bring your horses. Can be divided into 2
tens. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* ZONED MULTI-FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL 3/4+/- acre in city limits. Call Pat
863-634-5588.
* ON CAPTURED WATER: DWMH needs TLC, Ig. screen porch overlooks
lake. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
NOTE These offetrigs are subject to error omissior or withdrawal wieout notice. Infonealon believed accurate but not guaranteed.


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"Second To None"
SERVICE INTEGRITY EXPERIENCE
B.H. Tucker, PA., ULic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, PA, Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797 Lod Mixon 634-1457
John Pell 697-0413 Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
cen dRMark Goodbread 634-6999. Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343

104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945 Comer Of SR 70o West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Email. realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com






FRONT ELEVATION
WHY WAIT TO BUILD! ..
3 NEW HOMES B I
3BR/2BA CBS Homes under ...........
construction in Basswood. REA ELEVATION
$162,500 approx.
Call Bill for details 863-634-6797
A PLACE TO BUILD
Developments: Basswood, Bridlewood Ranches,
Happy Trails, Okeechobee Hammock, Okeechobee Pines,
Saddle Creek, Sherman Woods, Suncreek Ranch,
Sundance Trails & The Viking.

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S-referred Iroperties
Of Okeechobee Realtly, Inc.
Kathy God-,in Lic R E. Broler
3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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OPEN HOUSE
August 19,2006 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Waterfront Properties Come by and take a look.

MLS#91400 3 Canal Way, BHR. DWMH on water $219,000
MLS#91085 49 Lake Drive, BHR.- DWMH on water $149,900.
MLS#91484- 16 Palm Court, BHR 3/2 Frame home on water $299,000-
REDUCED

MLS#90318- 2581 SE 24th Blvd. DWMH on Water with pool & boat lift -
$355,000
MLS#90969- 2234 SE 30th St. 2/2 CBS home on water w/ seawall & boat
lift $285,000- REDUCED!
MLS#91211 2002 SE 29th Street SWMH on water w/ boat lift -
$143,900.

MLS#90955 1303 SE 8th Ave. -4/2 on canal w/ dock & Lake access -
.... : .. ;$389,000. .
MLS# 90743 -1406 SE 8th Dr.- 3/1.5 CBS on canal w .Lake access-
$189,000- REDUCED

MLS#91782 3329 SE 23rd St 3/1.5 Frame home w/ Pontoon boat-
$212,010 REDUCED!


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"SECOND TO NONE"


Bobby H. Tucker
Lic. RE Broker


Licensed Real Estate Brokers:

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A WARM COUNTRY WEL-
COME on 53 Acres.
3BR/2BA 2004 Modular
Home w/Barn. Located on
Hwy 70E Reduced to
$1,500,000 #90933 Call
Mark 863-634-6999


FUTURE COMMERCIAL USE
3BR/1 BA CBS on 3 CITY
LOTS. Great potential for
Medical Business. Close
to hospital, $219,900
#210F Call Bill 634-6797


SERVICE INTEGRITY EXPERIENCE 863-634-8677

(863) 763-4010

(888) 874-2945 Lc. RE Broke

104 N.W. 7t" Ave. Okeechobee 7722018722
EMAL: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawals without noce.


GORGEOUS HOME ON 5 AC 3BR/2BA
CBS- Lg. LR, Kitchen, Bkfst Nook, DR,, &
Office. 2 Car garage. Horse Barn w/3
stalls, tack/feed rm. $525,000 #203G
Call Keith 863-634-7007


GARDENER'S DELIGHT 3BR/1BA
CBS w/Lg Master Ste. Grand Fm Rm
w/Screened-inr porch. Roof, Carpet &
A/C. located on 4 City Lots. $210,000
#201 F Call Sharon 863-634-6241


EQUESTIAN LOVERS TEN AC.
3BR/3BA/2 car garage. 30x40x15
metal bldg.100x230 arena & pole barn.
2A/C, Pecky Cyprus beams. $498,000
#207C Call Lori 863-634-1457




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HORSES WELCOME 3BRf2BA CBS on 2.5
ac. 20x30 Fm Rm, 27x12 Ms BR, 30x40 barn,
concrete floors-Grandmaserstall mats.1.5ac
Bahia pasture. REDUCEDTO SELL$299,000
#221C CallLori 863-634-1457


NEW & REDUCED IN LAKEPORT
3BR/2BA partially furnished home.
Screen porch, 12x40 workshop.land-
scaped lawn. 80x150 Lot $199,950 #214C :
Call Jeri 863-634-6056


FAMILY TRADITIONS & WARM MEM-
DRIES 4BR/3BAw/Family Rm on 2.89
ac. Open concept t w/vaulted ceilings.
locatedd in R-BAREstates, $385,000
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CHARMING 2BR/2BA w/ screen
porch in BHR. 162 ft waterfront,
seawall, boat house, deck, work-
shop & Bimini shutters. $239,000
#203C Call Lori 863-634-1457
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RELAX & ENJOY 2BR/2BA Park Model.
Carport Attached. Located in Ancient
Oaks RV Resort Gated community, com-
munity dock, pool, spa & club house.
$187,900 #220G Call Ron 863-697-6221


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LOCATION-AT SUPER PRICE! Big
half-acre lot for this block 3/2 with 2-car
garage, fenced backyard, and family room
with fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7 Estates!
Kitchen sink, eating counter "island"!
Split bedroom plan! $215,000 IS A BAR-
GATINI


z91422 CONTEMPORARY 3/2 SEA-
WALLED WATERFRONT DOU-
BLEWIDE! This 1996 Jacobsen should be
easier to finance than older trailers! Very
good Treasure Island location on west
dead-end portion of SE 26th Street! Major
apps. and some furniture stay! SHOWS
GREAT AT $179,000!


OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS
"Bast prces aroUada on lig quwallf acreagel"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Flnancedl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Flnancedill
#89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY 78 W FRONTAGE! Zoned AC in "Resort
Corridor" at 9371 Hwy 78 W! POTENTIAL AT $450,000!
#91733 BEST-PRICED ISLES LOT FOR NEW DOUBLEWIDE! Non-
waterfront, so priced low! Go to 2208 SE 38th Trail! ASKING $45,000.
#91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION!
Why pay $40,000-or more? And it's a nice one with power line! We have
map and directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street! JUST $34,900!


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SOLD OVER $5 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE THROUGH JUNE! NEED YOUR LISTINGS!

Bridgewater- on Ta r-u Creek
Enclave of 12 townhouses
in gated community.
For more information call Liz Weisser
-. Coldzp l Banker/Bfrger Real Estate


IN TOWN -ACROSS FROM LIBRARY
2BR/2BA w/Family Rm. NEW Roof,
A/C, ceramic & laminate floors. Circular
driveway & carport. $179,000 #200C
Call Lori 863-634-1457


ARMED WITH CHARM 3BR/2B MH
w/nice addition and office. Workshop
w/corrugated roof. Lg garage, seawall.
Reduced $149,900 #216D Call Sheryl
863-634-1343

.68 +/- AC on Hwy 441N. with
210 +/- sq ft of Frontage on
Hwy 441 N. Close to Hospital &
Schools. $31O0 000 #91145 Call
Mark 863-634-6999
10 AC Parcel in Eastern
Okeechobee Co. Features Well,
Sepli: & Paved Rd. $210,000
#91494 Call Mark 863-634-69996


'REDUCED & COMFORTABLE
3BR/2BA DWMH w/attached Carport.
Ig lot. Located in Brindaban Forest.
$149,900 #203D Call Ron 863-697-6221


A "DEAL" IN PINE RIDGE PARK
2BR/2BA MH w/attached carport.
Screen porch, Sec. System & Chain
Link Fence. Reduced $95,000 #217D
Call Mark 863-634-6999


TRULY 3 HOMES FOR ONE GREAT PRICE


Main Home 3BR/2BA w/mIltdi oeilirgs,
wsrm interior colors, screaEn pcrtid & 3 bay
Etad d arpt.
2nd Home 2BR/IBA, 720 sq ft Famre
Home.
3rd Home -2BR/.5BSWAIt' w-


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Fisherman Look Here! 3/2
mobile home with fireplace and
pantry in Buckhead Ridge. Huge
4'' lot with lake access. Private
ramp for your boat and a nice
cleaning station. Asking
$250,000. Call Joe at 863-610-
1639.
S. C,:.rnmercial Building -
S'.,rehouse. Great location one
A' i.::. .b from 441 behind U-Save.
'5K0 Sq Ft, fully rented. 6 estab-
IIh--d tenants on month to,
month offering maximum flexi-
rt Asking only $399,000. Call
"i .'!. .l : iia at 863-610-2280


* 17'0 X 220' building lot im Country
* MulN- Pamirrl lots seven large Mul
side of town lust off IHWt ,"10 near
unitL. Asking $1,000.000 call Elbert
* IS.J'5 Beautiful acres in the NE s
Recentl, reduced to 5426 375.
"If you are interested I
give us a call. We are curry
Call as to discuss the
Office:863-763-8851
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Melissa Arnold: 863
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 J
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]ti-Family lots in great location. East
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appointment or just stop
by for a visit!!
Evenings and weekends
by appointment for your
convenience.

200 N.W. 5" St.

863- 763-3100


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
... ...... .. : 1881 US H ha 441S.E Okeechobee, FL34974
... r,.,-, ,:,.,.. ,, -,.. Phone: (863)7".3-731" Fa', i.o3)." 3-7317


191940 WANT A NICE LOCATION,
BUT DON'T WANT A HUGE HOME
WITH A HUGE PRICE? This delightful
1/1 Park model with addition awaits you
in Ancient Oaks--a restricted communi-
ty! Front porch, painted drive, carport,
furnished and ready to move into!
$69,000!


91082 HANDNLMAN' MOBILE IN
HIGHLY DESIRED BRINDABAN FOR-
EST LOCATION! You've always heard,
"Buy the least expensive property in the
best location"! NOW is your chance!
West. 1987 2/2 on treed corner lot at 4401
SE 27th St.! REDUCED TO $69,900.
LOOK!


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Blue Heron beautiful new listing. 3 or 4 bed-
room, 2 baths, large rooms, lanai on golf
courselot. a

$319,000. Appt. thru Liz.
BERGER REAL ESTATE 800 SOUTH PARROTT AVENUE Philip Y.Berger, Licensed Real Estate Broker



S WHAT DO I NEED

TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:







Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.

7 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITl." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 18,
through Thursday, Aug. 24, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Snakes on a Plane"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 4:15 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Barnyard" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
ALSO SHOWING: "Talladega
Nights" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day at 4:15 and 9 p.m., Monday at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, at 2 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Accepted"(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.
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

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 stimulating environment.
Foster parents may be married,
divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact Karis-
sa Richards at 1-(800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms inover
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Eachyvear,,Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, 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 EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, FI. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at www.heartlineweb.org
/oke and choose the link to the
Online Book Club. Simply follow
the directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from popu-
lar books in your daily e-mail. After
you have read two or three chap-
ters from a book, you will begin
receiving chapters from a new one.
Each Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a


library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful world
of reading.

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.


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PUBLIC AUCTION
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m.
837 Main St. E
(Hwy. 29S)
Immokalee, FL
Sale Site
239-657-2610
229-985-4565
demottauction.com
Terry DeMott, Sr.
Auctioneer
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BABYSITTING IN MY HOME
Starting Sept. Call for more
information (863)634-7905


Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
LAB MIX: Found in vic. of
Country 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.
(863)261-5764
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
(863)610-0009

BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Only! (863)763-9262
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.
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
homes. (863)634-6601




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Employment -
Employment -
Medical 210
Part-Tune 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


LIVE-IN NANNY NEEDED
Yeehaw Junction area for 2
small children of nice married
couple. Must pass drug
screen, Ref's req. Pis. call
772-532-3561


220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.


A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816



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

DRIVERS
Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hidring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply inperson, 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
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Palm City area
Call (772)260-1577


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Walpole, Inc.
Gives YOU More
Get Home,
Get Paid!
Get home
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
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
When you want sometMng
sold, advertise In the
classifeds.


MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
1st Shift, Benefits available.
Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
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
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
INSTALLER
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966


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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 & 401K,
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


How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? hi the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


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your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
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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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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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


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



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


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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 substance abuse
services to adults. Masters
degree and/or CAP required.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
preferred.
Call (863)612-0728
for information.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the 98aslflads.


PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY



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


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THERAPIST NEEDED
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License required. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) preferred.
S Call (863)612-0728
for information.
TILE SETTER Experienced.
Pay commensurate w/exp.
Need own tools & reliable
transportation. 863-634-9292

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classftfelds.


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Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 21/2 TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton,
Frigidaire, $300.
(863)697-2044.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 4 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
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



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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens I 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


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


TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
863-467-4328
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
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
(863)824-8703
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
good condition. $100 for
both or will separate.
(863)634-1055
WASHER: Westinghouse &
DRYER: Kenmore. Both in
Excellent cond. $160 neg.
will sep. (863)763-6591 ,
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool,
super .[jpj:ily 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.




AWNINGS (4), 1 147" long,
1 3'5' long, 2 are 87 1/2"
long $200 for all.
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CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light wood, $50.
(863)357-6315
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
(863)675-8141
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 to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711
WEDDING DRESS David's
Bridal, spag. strap, size 8,
was $550, asking $200/neg.
(863)697-6690


AVON BOTTLES 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
offer. (863)467-5052.
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
wall 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 best offer!! 863-763-8943


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-6295
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or (863)763-5422
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620

SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792



BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406


SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


BEDROOM SET, King bed w/
mirrored canopy, lighted head-
board, dresser & night stand.
$300 neg. (863)634-1055
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
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
shelves, $75
(863)675-2392
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
condition. $900
(863)697-6455
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
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
doors. $150 (863)467-1401
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
.vlir Soiid wood. Good
condition. $1000.
(863)946-3265
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase hdbd w/mirror,
$400 (863)697-0167
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
loveseat, good condition,
hunter green. $200 or best
offer. (863)634-1055
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
$2450 (863)697-6455
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-'
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch, leather.chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
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


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 10-16. 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
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/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371


LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle


LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, lOcu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
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


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


BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
FINCHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
(863)634-6087 anytime
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
ROTTWEILER/CURR MIX
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. PIs.
call 863-634-7482
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537
1= M M 0Y I I

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

BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
$200/neg. (863)634-1220


AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
GENERATOR, Tecumfeh En-
duro XL/C, 3000w, 120v,
*25amp, 5 gallon gas can.
$350 (863)467-1704
PRESSURE WASHER- 400
psi, w/hoses, wands, tips,
trailer & 13 hp Honda Engine
$1500 firm (863)610-0756


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
i,' I i. new 'f i 2.
561-625-4306


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment B05
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ROUND BALES (35)
$700/all, will sell separately.
863-634-9111


GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
REWARD! (239)633-7173
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5820
TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
(863)763-5567
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



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










Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 19,2006 ,1
ImmggulIgii


ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
(863)763-6888.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
(863)763-6591
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224


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

Rentals



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



KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
(863)634-1268/763-8349
N. of OKEE- 2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(asurfinthenet.net
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, iBA,
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. $850 mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965




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



NEWLY REMODELED 2/1 2
story townhouse. New
appl's,- F/L sec.
(863)610-0559.


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954


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-sink.
env., Lawn care. $1300. mo.,
1st, last &sec. 941-504-3954
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2Ba.
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.
$11 00/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
Country Hills Estates, Timber
frame, on beautiful wooded lot
All new appl., hot tub. Call for
appointment (863)763-2461
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.
$1 200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
OKEE. 2br, lba, 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
OKEE. Houses For Rent
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
$1100. mo
New Home 3br, 2ba, Gar.
$1200. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE: Edwards
Sub-Division2 Bdrm., 1.5 Ba
w/den on 1.5 acre Corner lot
$1000mo. + 1st, last &sec.
dep. Call 229-758-6386
or 863-634-7723
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake 0 ac-
cess. 2 scrn. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
$1350/mth. 561-385-5979
TAYLOR ISLES: J BR, 2 BA 2
C,3r dojt ',,i de FlI Rm
S li Ill. plan 'win-law suile.
1.250. mo -2-475-6194



OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classlfleds.


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



TIME SHARE FOR RENT, 1 wk
beginning Oct. 7th. Cool
Georgia Mountains. Near
Franklin & Highlands NC.
More info. (863)946-0472

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Framed House. Nice yard with
mature trees. $149,000. For
more info. call 863-357-6700
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309


LAND-5 TO145 ACRES
www.tommycland.com
OKEECHOBEE- 3 acres, Lots
A & B of Tract 9, For more
info Contact David at
(863)581-5780

Mobile Homes

bie Home -Lots 2005

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




MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exterior & Cupbojrd
doors. $175. Will ic.pirali.
(863)675-8141



BHR: D/W- 3BR, 2BA, C/Air &
Heat. No pets. Yearly lease.
$750 mo. rent. + $1400
sec. dep. (863)763-4031
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
IhOumo, 11, Iil 4 security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.


TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW$675.mo. + 1st&sec.
& 1BR/1BA SW $625.mo +
1st & sec. & Hwy. 78W. 2br,
1 ba. SW w/Lg. yard. $800 mo.
+ 1st & Sec. 561-346-4646



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
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'96 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025.
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATV 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 20'- Brand New,
60hp E-tech, inclds new
trailer, $13,500
(863)675-4090
PONTOON BOAT, '05 Bentley
!t200J Firi. 50hp Mercury out-
board Etcellent condlon.
$10 000 (8631699-0936
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
11 2hp, J dual au.eir, lil$ 10K
'or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
$1500 (863)467-7866
RIVIERA 1987,15 Ft. Boat, 50
hp O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven


STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/tr.
$500.863-634-9153

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
dcleanimu a breeze


CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
fer(863)675-2844


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
BOAT MOTOR- Merc 15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
(239)225-3282



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 Desi offer.
(863)673-5251
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Custom built, new tires & fen-
ders, tailgate lights, aluminum,
ramp. $1275 (863)674-0898
SUZUKI-'06,.SV650, 1800 mi.
$300 access included Mint
Condaliion $4600.
(863)357-7406



GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
sweater, new tires, runs great,.
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
LaBelle.
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
t.trdly used. $3700
S(8631673-4405
The classieds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


HOLIDAY TRAVELER 25"77
new A/C & water heater, all
works great. $3000 or best of-
fer. 863-675-4006
TRAVEL TRAILER, 28t Ijeeds
workA as ai 301ot potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
area.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wented 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Fle igiCars 4030
Four e Drive '4035
Heavy Duty Tracks 44040
rt Reai .. 4045
Pickup Trucks 40=0
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4080
Utity Tralers I405
Vans: . 40170



BMW rare 53511990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
$2500. (772)475-6194
BUICK CENTURY WAGON '96,
6 cyl. Auto, Trailer hitch, A/C
$2400. Or best offer.
(863)357-7406
BUICK SKYHAWK '87 Runs
great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113 Muse area
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
$2500 (863)673-4100
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 MUSTANG 1995, V6,
Auto., A/C, 70,800 miles.
Very good condition. $3500
Firm. (863)634-2475
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 67k,
Clean, runs good, cold a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)467-0668
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105 *
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
rups good. $500/best offer
(863)763-0084
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mis., new a/c:compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion. windshield, curtains,
tans. $2200 1863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
S$650 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
(863)635-0772
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969


CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
(863)763-8969
FORD F150 '90 -
No motor, parts only. $400
863-634-9153
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
(863)634-5829
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. 140 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spa 4 cyl.. 57k org. mis
Good rires. Needs a lre TLC.
$1400 neg (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
(863)697-8575
FORD FOO1,'83, auto air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue,-$1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 1994. Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc
cond. Like new nres. $3000 or
nesI orier (8631634-2280
FORD F150 '87 2 wneel
drive, 4spd., p/w, p/I,
tilt/cruise. good work truck
$ 200. 86j-632-9166
FORD F150'89:- 300,"6 cyl., 5,
EpO., as elecitrcal prob-
lems. $1200 oW best offtter.
(863)467-4440
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
$2500 (863)697-2519
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only: $2,500.
772-475-6194.
REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, 100.
(863)467-8942


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CODB
CONTRACT NO.1
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EXECU-
TIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 l Thursday.
September 28. 2006. at which time the bids duty submitted will be opened pub-
licly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date specified will not
be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, cladfier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administratiorlaboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers are constructed of pre-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks Is required In the performance of
the modifications.
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed In the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utilty Authority successful experience in building, mechanical, and
electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
Al work performed shall be In accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, e & Willard Inc., 8600 HIddt
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, telephone (813) 977-6005/F.c-
simle (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be oe tnedfromMe e
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postal and
handling. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid fr the
Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2006, 200 RM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required but
is strongly encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for afterthe pre-bid conference.
A certified or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract Is awarded to the bidder, he/se will enter nto the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may resulIfi the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
miled in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds In the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
In the State of Florida and listed In the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Floda
registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves thed right to reject any or all bids, with dr
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or to accept the Bld(s)
which In its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shat
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening.
The Okeecnhobee Utility Authority
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974
155858 ON8/17,23/06


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


FORD EXPLORER '91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647
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
SIrl tps. '-$1500.
( 1863)697-2434
ENCLOSED TRAlER- Cargo-
King, 5,x9'. LiKed new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
(863)467-8942
EZ Ride Tow Dolly, heavy du-
ty, $475. (863)467-9559
FLAT BED TRAILER 8'x14'
2 axle, metal floor, new tires,
5th wheel. w/5th wheel hitch
$975. Will sep. 863-697-9704
FUEL TANK- 500 gallon, trail-
er, aluminum, $500
(863)675-0952 La Belle


HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
2007, Enclosed, 6'x14', Never
been used. Brand new. Sac.
@ $2500. 863-634-1018
LAWN TRAILER- 12'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
$1000. (863)634-5820 :
MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15'. A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)634-5820
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brana
new' $1000 (863)675-3558


DODGE CONV VAN '89- Ram
2500, 99K miles cold AC,
$2000 or best offer
(785)229-2241
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.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
-auto, a/c. .4 cyl eng. 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500 firm. 863-763-3190
Plymouth Grand Voyager
Sport Wagon, '95. keyless
entry, child seats, 187k mil.,
$1000. (863)634-0465
PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Mitsubishi Motor. Standard
5spd., new tires, 4 cyl., cold
a/c. $1500 (863)763-3451

Fin it faster. l It soon-
ar In the classitneds


Community Events


Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the rain cani pus of Indi-
an 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.

Political rally planned in BHR.
Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association will host a Glades County
political rally at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Community Center,
760 S.R. 78 W State, circuit and local candidates will be speaking and
available afterwards for questions. Refreshments will be served. For
information, contact Rogel Brownat (863) 467.6596.

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

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

Scrapbooking party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All lev-
els of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there will be a demonstra-
tion on the use of punches to enhance your scrapbook pages and hand-
made cards. There will also be a representative from Creative Memories
to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For informa-
tion, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

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 cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Resi-
dence. 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 refreshments will be
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 information or to sign up, con-
tact instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.


Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Bar nyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held Satur-
day, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Extension office,
458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competitive 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 Letch-
er will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry.
Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invit-
ed to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Church will host bingo games
Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will
start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3727.

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.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17. Regis-
trations 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 sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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 mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.

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

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


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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance -each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
6320.

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

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





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