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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 235 Wednesday, Aigust 23, 2006 50 Plus tax


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

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Three injured,
one arrested
A fight in a local RV park
ended with the arrest of a
local man, and three other
people receiving medical
allenlio)n. 'r," '
Cliris V. Cole, 51, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested Saturday,
Aug. 19, and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond ot $21.0,000
He ~ as changed ivih armed
burglar\ and two counts of
aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon.
.According to a report by
Deputy Kenneth Sarros of
the Okeech':be,: County
Sheriff's .Office .(OCSO),
when he arrived at the RV
park he was confronted by a
woman who had a small cut
to the left sIide of her face.
The woman told the deputi
that Cole had'hit her with a
beer bottle, stated the deputy
in his report.
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Drought Index
Current: 545
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.99 feet


Lake level
Last Year: ,
15.79 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Call-a-Pro ........ 12, 13
Classifieds ...... 16-18
Comics . . . . . .15
Community Events . .4
Crossword ......... 16
Dining Guide ...... ..14
Lifestyles . . . . . .5
Obituaries . . . . .3


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Seminole Elementary School physical education teacher, Ms. Rucks is teaching her
kindergarten students to blow bubbles and turn their heads to the side to breathe to
'prepare them to learn the basics of swimming.


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Seminole Elementary School students in Ms. Jordan's kindergarten class practice
reaching out their arms for the "alligator crawl" during RE. with Ms. Rucks.



Recreational outdoor committee

discuss Kissimmee River basin


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
BASINGER The Kissimmee
River Recreational Use Advisory
Committee met Saturday, August
5 at the Basinger Community
Center with representatives of the
diverse groups attending. Hunt-
ing, fishing, hiking, horseback rid-
ing and other outdoor recreation
takes place in the area of the
Kissimmee River and its con-
tributing areas throughout the
year.
Updates of South Florida
Water Management District proj-
ects were given by Jeff McLemore
of the land management division
of SFWMD and Fred Davis, Direc-
tor of the land stewardship divi-
sion.
Work continues on the river
restoration. In Reach 4 Phase I,
backfilling and weir removal
began in June and will continue
for 18 months. Backfilling from
the south end of phase I (Pool C)
to the CSX railroad bridge in Pool
D is scheduled for completion by
2012.
Turbidity (cloudy water) has
been a problem south of the
backfill area, but the contractor is


modifying his technique to lessen
this. This is a Corps of Engineers
project.
Modifications to structure S-
65D to give a larger flow will be
complete by December 2006.
Modifications to the Istokpoga
Canal and boat ramp will be
under construction this fall.
Glades Electric is relocating
the power lines at Micco Bluff in
Basinger at the old school house
site. Prescribed burns continue.
Slash pines were planted at
Hickory Hammock and 4 E's Fish
Camp.
Floodplain restoration of 1,200
acres is underway at Packingham
and Buttermilk Slough. This site is
closed to the public during con-
struction.
The South American Leaf Bee-
tle has been released on SFWMD
properties to control Tropical
Soda Apple. The beetle does not
feed on vegetable crops or native
plants.
A three-mile long entrance
road to the equestrian area camp-
ground at Hickory Hammock will
take six months to build and con-
struction will start after Oct. 1, the
coming fiscal year. The barn roof
there has been repaired.


In St. Lucie County, two'large
parcels of abandoned citrus will
be opened for small game hunts.
The Allapatah Flats property will
be open for hunting, including a
dove hunt. Contact the Florida
Game and Freshwater Fish Con-
servation Commission (FWC) for
details.
There will be a grand opening
of Micco Landing on Saturday,
Sept. 16, with a ribbon cutting
ceremony and buggy tours of the
property.
FWC reported that the hog
harvest in Pool A is down
because hurricane damage limit-
ed access to the area. Deer har-
vest is the same. FWC continues
to work with SFWMD on local
projects.
The Mother's day fire in
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State
Park is out. It was started by light-
ning and burned 650 acres. There
will be buggy tours this fall and
winter.
The Florida Trail Association is
looking forward to being able to
create a trail on the east side of
Chandler's Slough.
The next meeting of the com-
mittee is scheduled for Nov. 4.


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Three injured, one arrested following fight


A fight in a local RV park
ended with the arrest of a local
man, and three other people
receiving medical attention.
Chris V. Cole, 51, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested Saturday, Aug.
19, and booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a
bond of $200,000. He was
charged with armed burglary
and two counts of aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.
According to a report by
Deputy Kenneth Sarros of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), when he arrived
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ed by a woman who had a small
cut to the left
side of her
face. The
woman told
the deputy
that Cole had
hit her with a
beer bottle,
stated the
deputy in his Chris V.
report. Cole
Inside aole
mobile home,
the deputy then found a man
with a large cut to his right fore-
arm, and another man who had


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Continued From Page 1
between the planning
board/board of adjustments and
appeals and the county commis-
sion since last November.
At issue is whether or not
Oscar Daniel can use S.W. 67th
Drive to haul shell rock from his
mining operations located at the
". end of that road. Prior to the
enactment of current land devel-
opment regulations, Mr. Daniel
operated a shell and hauled shell
S. rock from the mine over S.W.
67th Drive. This mining opera-
tion was grandfathered in. How-
ever, in order to open a new
mine on his property he must
comply with current land devel-
opment regulations and obtain a
S- special exception to operate a
-" mine in an agriculture zoning
district.
, Several area residents have
S- objected to the idea of increased
truck traffic on S.W. 67th Drive
S and have hired an attorney to
plead their case. Mr. Daniel has
also secured an attorney.
At the last commission meet-
ing, county attorney John Cas-
sels said he had been working
with the application and trying
to reach an acceptable agree-
ment. At that time, a final agree-
ment had not been reached and
information requested from the
* county engineer was not avail-
able.
* Since then Mr. Cassels has
continued to work on the matter.
It is expected that the results of
his discussions will be presented
to the corrtimftsioners When the
commission agenda was pre-
pared an agr.emenfIhad rot yet
been reached.


a small scratch on the left side of
his head.
According to the deputy's
report, witnesses at the scene
said after Cole struck the
woman he allegedly went into
the trailer and stabbed the man
with the broken beer bottle.
All three victims signed com-
plaint affidavits against Cole,
said Deputy Sarros.
Cole was arrested a short
time later at his home by Deputy
Eddie Baker.
Deputy Sarros stated in his
report that Cole said he did not


Turning to another matter, the
county fair, the proposed county
budget for the coming fiscal year
contains $525,000 for capital
improvements to the agri-civic
center. At a July 24 budget work-
shop the fair association stated
that $1.2 million worth of
improvements would have to be
made to the facility in order to
have a fair in 2007. However,
they are scheduled to present a
revised plan to the commission
with an estimated cost of
$782,000.
This reduction is due to the
donation of fill material, hauling
and compacting. The associa-
tion's proposal deals with
improving the entrance circle to
the grounds in order to provide
for a midway/carnival area.
Commissioners will also con-
sider another option of locating
the midway/carnival to the west
of the circle. Estimated cost of
that option is $660,312.
The association has stated
that any improvements must be
completed by February. 2007 in
order to have a fair next year.
In another issue facing the
county board, state law now
requires all local governments in
Florida to enter into an interlocal
agreement with school boards
regarding school facilities. This
interlocal agreement deals with
addressing the impacts of new
development upon the school
system.
The agreement commission-
ers will be considering has been
reviewed by the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA).
As a means to streamline


remember striking the two men.
However, one of the men, Cole
told the deputy, did come at him
with a sword.
After the alleged fight, Cole
went home, washed himself
and fixed a sandwich, stated the
deputy's report.
The deputy's report goes on
to indicate that no one else was
charged in connection with the
incident.
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cases. That position was adver-
tised for and four applications
have been received. Commis-
sioners will have to determine
how the special magistrate will
be selected. Options include
interview and ranking of appli-
cants by staff or a direct review
of the applications by the com-
missioners.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
schedule a public hearing
to abandon the N.W. 67th Lane
county right-of-way;
approve Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program funding for
Laurel Oaks senior housing pro-
gram;
purchase a mower for facil-
ities maintenance;
purchase a fire engine,
electronic monitor, communica-
tion system and loose equip-
ment for the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fire/Rescue Department;
approve an application for
a Division of Forestry Hurricane
Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant;
adopt a maximum speed
limit for Berman Road south of
50 mph;
approve a contract with L.
Robert Kimball & Associates,
architects and engineers, to eval-
uate the county's radio system;
transfer funds from Law
Enforcement Personal Services,
Courthouse Security Personal
Services and Corrections Person-
nel Services accounts to the
accounts for enforcement and
corrections operating expenses
and capital outlay; and,
apply for grants for the
Okee-Tantie recreation area and


code enforcement, commissioh- the Okeechobee County Civic
ers decided to use a special mag- j Center and schedule-"'public
istrate instead ot a volunteer, hearings on each of these proj-
board to hear code xiolati(n ects.


News Briefs

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE --As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use,
these tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultur-
al 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
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data'input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
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.
Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 U.S. 78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to
wear helmets.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.


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Community Events

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also 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 adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

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


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News Briefs


Gambling ship
snagged in red tape
TREASURE ISLAND The
launch of one of Florida's largest
floating casinos will be delayed for
a month because the ship's former
owners failed to file proper evacua-
tion and fire prevention plans,
authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it will
take four to six weeks to complete
the paperwork and inspections to
certify the 400-foot-long Casino
Royale to carry passengers.
"It's a black eye," Nigel White,
president of Ocean's 21 LLC, the
ship's operator, told the St. Peters-
burg Times. Ocean's 21 put most of
its 225 employees on unpaid leave
Monday, but White said the compa-
ny's business plan is solid despite
the setback.
Offshore casinos offer Las
Vegas-style gambling in interna-
tional waters, including slot
machines, poker and blackjack
tables and sports wagering. Passen-
gers are carried to the ships on
smaller ferry boats.

St. Petersburg police
to patrol on Segways
ST. PETERSBURG Police plan
to start patrolling this waterfront
city on Segways, the unusual self-
balancing two-wheeled scooter.
St. Petersburg police Maj.
Melanie Bevan said the depart-


meant's five Segways are a good ice-
breaker for officers on patrol.
"People actually come up and
approach you, and what a nice
change that is," Bevan told The
Tampa Tribune.
The scooters, complete with
lights and siren, cost $25,000 and
will hit the streets in October.

Bishop excommunicates
defiant priest
JACKSONVILLE A Catholic
priest's decision to join a national
organization promoting a married
priesthood has resulted in his
excommunication, officials said.
Bishop Victor Galeone, spiritual
leader of the Jacksonville-based
Diocese of St. Augustine, excom-
municated the Rev. Rouville M.
Fisher on July 26. It was the first
excommunication since Galeone
became bishop in 2001, The Flori-
daTimes-Union reported.
The action disqualifies Fisher
from performing or participating in
any church rites, but it does not
strip him of his lifelong Catholicism,
said diocese spokeswoman Kath-
leen Bagg-Morgan.
Fisher was excommunicated
because he joined Rent A Priest, an
organization of Catholic priests
removed from ministry because
they married, The organization pro-
vides priests to perform baptisms,
marriages and other sacraments for
lay people who are often estranged
from the Catholic Church.


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Obituaries


Hazel Sessions
Hazel Sessions, age 75, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 20,
2006, at her
home. Mrs.
Sessions was .
born Nov. 19,
1930, in Pike e .
County, Ala.,
to the late Joel
and Emma
Jean Mobley.
She Hazel
worked for the Sessions
ARC of Okee-
chobee and
Indian River Community Col-'
lege. Mrs. Sessions came to
Okeechobee from Troy, Ala., 54
years-ago. She was a member of
the Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church for over 50 years
where she enjoyed attending.
Mrs. Sessions loved spending
time with her family and
'enjoyed doing needle work.
Mrs. Sessions was preceded
in death by: her husband, Clay-
ton Sessions; and, her parents,
Joel and Emma Jean Mobley.
SShe is survived by: four
daughters, Brenda (Jerry). Kemp
of Okeechobee, Helen Barfoot
of Okeechobee, Nettie (Robert)
Williams of Okeechobee and
Renee (Rex) Williams of Kissim-
mee; 15 grandchildren; 10 great
grandchildren; five brothers,
Wesley (Faye) Mobley, William
(Pam) Mobley, V.C. Mobley,
Robert (Judy) Mobley, and Larry
(Patsy) Mobley, all of Okee-
chobee.
Visitation will be from 5 until
7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006,
at Okeechobee Missionary Bap-
tist Church with Pastor Lindell


Selvey officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to
thank Hospice of Okeechobee
for their comfort and care.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee.
Rodney McCoin
Rodney McCoin, age 69, of
Mulberry, died Aug. 20, 2006, at
Florida Medical Center in Laud-
erdale Lakes.
Mr. McCoin was born June
21, 1937, in Tennessee to the
late Roscoe and Kay McCoin.
Mr. McCoin proudly served our,
country in the U.S. Air Force. He
was a former jockey and had
most recently worked at the
horse and dog tracks in the Hol-
lywood area. He moved to Mul-
berry from Hollywood one year
ago. He loved to play poker, go
to the races and fish.
Mr. McCoin was preceded in
death by: sons, David and Lee
McCoin; and, brother, Wayne
'Charlie' McCoin.
He is survived by: his wife,
Sue McCoin of Mulberry; two
daughters, Cindy McCoin of Mul-
berry and Yvonne Spooner of
Bradley; two grandsons, Phillip
O'Cain of Mulberry and Joshua
Thornton of Bradley; two broth-,
ers, Joe (Jean) McCoin of Ocala
and Delano (Ruth) McCoin of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Margie
McCoin of Hamlin, N.Y.; sister-
in-law, Beverly McCoin of Okee-
chobee; and, many nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be


held at 11 a.m., on Saturday,
Aug. 26, 2006, at the Bradley
Church of God, Second and
Main Street, Bradley, Fla. 33835
with Brother Ronnie Moates offi-
ciating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Ladies Aux-
iliary in care of the Bradley
Church of God, Second and
Main Street, Bradley, Fla. 33835
or the Diabetes Foundation.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Helen Arlene Sippert
Helen Arlene Sippert, age 74,
of Okeechobee, died Aug. 18,
2006, at her residence.
She was born March 9, 1932,
in Waukegan, Ill., and had been
a resident of Okeechobee for 41
years. She enjoyed playing
bingo and cards, and also
belonged to the Women of the
Moose for 35 years.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, Clarence Sippert.
She is survived by: sons, John
(DJ) Stevens, Ed Sippert, Bob
(Alice) Sippert and Michael Sip-
pert, all of Okeechobee, and
Glenn Sippert of Palm Bay;
daughters, Joyce (Paul) Sippert
of St. Cloud, and Deanna Sippert
(Garry) Grimshaw of Palm Bay;
sisters, Sharon Maitland of
Chicago, Ill., Sandra Duck of
Chicago, Ill., Jean (Ralph) Barr
of Indiana, LaVerne Grider of
Okeechobee, and Linda (Rus-
sell) Maitland of Indiana;,broth-
er, Floyd (Jan) Maitland of Penn-
.sylvania; 19 grandchildren; and,
23 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be held from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Friday,
Aug. 25, 2006, at the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee. Ser-
vices will immediately follow at
1 p.m. Interment will be at Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made in
her name to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.,
All arrangements are-under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral, Home and Cre-
matory.
Muriel Victoria
Jennings
Muriel Victoria Jennings, age
68, of Okeechobee, died Aug.
20, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 30, 1937,
in Okeechobee, and had been a
lifetime resident. She enjoyed
spending time with her family,
cooking, sewing, and fishing.
She was a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy.
She is preceded in death by:
son, Michael Jennings, Sr.; a sis-
ter; and, three brothers.
'She is survived by: her hus-
band of 53 years, William Jen-
nings of Okeechobee; -son,
William (Angela) Jennings Jr. of
Bogart, Ga.; brothers, Edward
Yates and Ingram (Margie)
Yates, all of Okeechobee; sister,
.Bessie. (Larry) Touchton of
Okeechobee; grandchildren,
Michael Jennings Jr., Dion Jen-
nings, Branden Jennings, Tiffany
Jennings, and Robert Jennings,
all of Okeechobee; and, one
great-grandson, Spencer Jen-
hnings of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 10
a.m. until 11 a.m., on Wednes-


day, Aug. 23, 2006, at the Church
of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10
St., Okeechobee. The service
will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor
Mike Bevis officiating. Interment
will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations


can be made in her name to Big
Lake Hospice, 309 N.W. Fifth
Street, Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. "


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Community Events

Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept.
8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee,

Children's Ranch plans grand ope.inag
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 heid at 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 insur-
ance discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact
instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be
held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
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 invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at
the Okeechobee. County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday,
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 7,63-6469.

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.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be
offering religious education classes for children beginning Sun-
day, Sept. 17. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine
(C.C.DQ) 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.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual
Greater Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee
off time of 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, clos-
est to the pin, and the first, fourth and second-to-last place
teams. A car will be awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will
take place from 7 until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Lunch will be provided during the awards presentations. For
information on sponsorships and team sign-up, contact Rauler-
son Hospital official Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds
will go to the United Way of Okeechobee.





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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday, Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For 'information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone Is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, 'or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. *r'..crn:n who is caring or a, ill larrily member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opporlunmly for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are'held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.

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



Community Events

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.

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
'idd-,'. Oct. 13, at theKOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
Mi,.p opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Himrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce
at ,% ;'~ '-.:-2684.

Healthy a Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Stan;, Coalition will hold a yard sale or, Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. u.lil i p.rn at Okeechobee Counity Health Depart-
ment, 1798 ii.\. lJinth ,'e They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers, car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds
from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for


their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.

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

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


Community Events ,

Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Friends of the Library bbook 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,4 1Martinarid
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 Dorett Williams at (772) 489-
8120, ext. 10.

Coalition executive panel to meet,
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thurs-
day, Aug. 24, immediately following'the full coalition meeting.
The committee will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S.
29th St., north portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call
Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8i 20, ext. 10 .: .
4 , .

OHS begins ad sales ,
Okeechobee High School Class of 2007 has announced sen-
ior personal ad sales have begun and will 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
vancampv@okee.kl2.fl.us; or call OHS at (863) 462-5025, ext.
1410.

Church sponsors youth soccer league
OakviewlBap-, : : .hi c,,'677 S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league oti -1 year.olds through sixth grade and
the deadline to r.:s1r ,s Fiicia:,. Aug 25. The last evaluations
will be held at the :l-,c c Thursday, Aug 24, and Friday,,Aug.
25, from 5:30 until 7-30 p.m E-ch participant must attend ohe
evaluation. The cost to participate in the league is $65 per par-
ticipant, plus $50 for each additional child in the family. The first
game will be played Saturday, Sept 16. Players may be regis-
tered 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) 76.3-1 699. '

Lodge i u.. agher .inner. '
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F.AT' i .-ill h-old a spaghetti dinner"
Saturday, Aug. 26. at the Okeechobeec M,aonic Lodge. 107 N.W
Fifth Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. TicKe-t- are $5 per person. The
menu will include tossed salad 3pagneltu and meat sauce, garlic
bread, dessert and beverage. TiclkekF can be purchased from
any member of the Lodge, or at ..he door. Contact :Jpse Veriao
at (863) 634-2071 or Rick Hol at (863) 634-8085 for informa-
dtion.,.. ,.*-. : -

CIS/PAL golf tourney planned
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League
will be hosting their seventh annual golf tournament on Satur-
day, Aug. 26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun star, 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 ilace' t.eams. Monetary
donations will be accepted, and '"'l-unieers 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. .

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

Political rally planned in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Homedwners Association \will nost-a Glades
County political rally at7 p.m. on.Thursd.y, Aug. 31,at th` Com-
munity 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
Brown at (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. ,.

Church offering special class .
The Abundant Blessings Church, 455p U:S. 441 N., is offering
a free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams pn the importance
of a healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, nd will
last for 12 weeks. The class will start at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.
The class will cover the relationship between one's thoughts
and physical control and spiritual health.' For information, call
(863) 763-3736. "

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. contempo-
rary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For infor-
mation, 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 levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This
month there will be a demonstration on the use of'punches to
enhance your scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will
also be a representative from Creative Memories to assist you
with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For information,
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.





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to announce the birth of their son,
Joel Wallace Bass, Jr. "J.W."
SJ.W. was born May 2, 2006, at
Martin Memorial Medical Center
in Stuart.
He weighed 81bs. 12ozs. at
birth.
J.W. was welcomed home by
his big brother, Chance.
His maternal grandparents are
Flo and Bill Bunker of Jupiter and
his 'aternal grandparents are the
late Jowell and Louise Bass of
Okeechobee.


Dean Buxton
Timothy and Lacey Buxton, of
Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Dean Michael Buxton.
He was born June 16, 2006, at
St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St.
Lucie.
He weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. and
was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Richard and Anita Dean of Fort
Pierce.
Paternal grandparents are Paul
and Marilyn Buxton of Okee-
chobee.
Great-grandparents are Dorless
and Phyllis Roberts of Fort Pierce.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Happy 60th anniversary
Bob and Elaine Ott, of Okeechobee, were married in
August of 1946 and will be celebrating their 60th wedding
anniversary.
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
100th birthday celebration
Louise Mbffitt, a resident of the Okeechobee Health Care
Facility, attended a Hawaiian Luau on Aug. 13 given in
honor of her 100th birthday. According to her daughter,
Sylvia Wolff, about 80 friends, family and guests were
present to pay her tribute.

Community Events


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 tie oni n iittee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobilek will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
I the second Tuesda) 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 s -ippe,' For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can a.lsbe accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.


Ann McKeel and Keith Sullivan


McKeel and

Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Douglas
McKeel of Lakeland are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Anne Marie, to
Keith Alan Sullivan of Okee-
chobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Ms. Linda Gail Sullivan of
Okeechobee.


The bride-to-be graduated
with a masters of accountancy.
from University of North Florida
and is employed by Wall Foss
Financial, LLC.
The prospective groom gradu-
ated with a bachelors of science
in business management from St.
Leo's University and is employed
by Country Feed.
The wedding is planned for
Jan. 26th at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Lakeland.


Spotlight on Okeechobee

A heartfelt thank you
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, our
family and friends for the prayers, gifts andsupport during the illness
and loss of our precious Boogie Warburton.
We would also like'to send a special thanks to those who worked
so hard and participated in the benefit for Boogie.
Boogie was very special to all of us. We will miss him greatly,;but he
will remain in our hearts forever.
Toni Warburton and family


Briefs

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Con-
gress in 1939, the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary has served as
the' civilian, non-militar y com-n-
ponent of the Coast Guard.
Today, the 33,000 volunteer men,
and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in
over 2,000 cities and, towns
across the nation. Each year,
Auxiliarists (folks just like you)
save almost 500 lives, assist
some 15,000 boaters in distress,
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach
over 500,000 students in boating
and water safety courses. The
results of these efforts save tax-
payers hundreds of millions of
dollars every year. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-3085.
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Do you like to sing? O.C.T. taking auditions


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre (O.C.T.) is seeking peo-
ple who like to sing to perform in
its fall musical, "The Melody
Lingers On."
"No prior stage experience is
necessary," according to theatre
Coordinator, Ron Hayes. "We're


just looking for people who
enjoy singing and would like to
be a part of the show. The age
range would be from late teens
on up."
The theatre company, now in
its 27th year of using local talent
to produce live Broadway-style


productions, will be holding
auditions for its upcoming musi-
cal on Monday and Tuesday
nights, Aug. 28 and 29. The ses-
sions will be held at the theatre
on South West Second Avenue at
Seventh Street, immediately
behind the Golden Corral


Donation appreciated
Scott Fraser (right) of Real Life Children's Ranch presents a plaque of appreciation to
Jenny Pung of Waste Management and Joe Fasulo, district manager of Okeechobee
Landfill, for their recent donation toward summer trips for the Ranch's families. The Real
Life Children's Ranch would like to thank Okeechobee Landfill for their support. The
Ranch will be holding 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.


Restaurant, at 7 p.m. both
evenings.
The show calls for an expand-
able number of performers of
varying ages, with the two lead
roles calling for a male and a
female with a somewhat youth-
ful appearance.
"Auditions are designed to be
beginner-friendly," said Hayes.
"It is not necessary to have any
prepared material. Successful
auditioners in the past have sung
everything from entire Broadway
numbers, to something simple
like 'Amazing Grace,' or even '
Happy Birthday.'"
The show, which will be per-
formed in early November,
chronicles the life and music of
songwriter Irving Berlin.
Everyone knows at least two
of Berlin's songs "God Bless
America" and "White Christmas"
-- but during his lifetime of
more than 100 years and more
than 1,000 songs, he wrote many
others which are also familiar to
most. These include "Puttin' on
the Ritz," "Easter .Parade,"
"Always," "Blue Skies," and
"There's No Business Like Show
Business." All of these and more
are included in the O.C.T.'s pro-
duction.
Behind the music, though, is a
story that's an endearing as the
songs themselves. An immigrant
Jewish cantor's son from the
Lower East Side of New York falls
in love with a wealthy Catholic
girl. The girl's father considers
Irvin Berlin as unfit marriage
material, and sends her off to
Europe for an extended stay to
try to cool the romance. The
miles prove to be no barrier,
however, and the couple elopes
on the very day she returns to the
states. It's a compelling and con-
temporary love story.
Along with the romance are
other events in Berlin's life, span-
ning from Tin Pan Alley to Broad-
way, from Hollywood to tours of
duty throughout Europe and the
Pacific during World War II. In
short, the story of Irving Berlin
can be said to be the story of
America during the 20th century.


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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 Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
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7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportu-
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I would like to take a few minutes of your time and let you know what Denise and I are able to bring to Okeechobee
County in my candidacy for County Commissioner District 4.

My wife and I have been married for 29 years, have three children, and 6 beautiful grandchildren. We have resided
in Okeechobee County for 28 years and had the pleasure of serving the community for over 20 years. Denise has sup-
ported me during my seven years on the Eckerd Development Advisory Board, during my presidency at the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce and eight years serving on the Okeechobee County Planning Board and the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Denise has had a vital and supportive role in all of these accomplishments.

Denise and I believe the standard, moral values that have directed the course of our marriage are the same principles
needed in local government. Further, let us hope that common sense, trust and shared ideals will be the main pur-
pose for every person seeking public office.

Our strong faith-based beliefs have emerged from a deep respect for God, the one ideal that has always been held in
high esteem in America. As a result of this ideal, we have participated in regular church attendance for many years
and have assumed the responsibility of church leadership. As a couple, we are committed to continue this moral way
of life.

After reading the above, Denise and I hope you believe that a vote for Ted Kelchner, County Commissioner District
4, will be a vote for a sincere trust in leadership, with ethical ideals, and strong family values.




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despite intermittent rain this
summer, showers have not
come with sufficient frequen-
cy to ease the wildfire threat.
As a result, Floridians need to
remain cautious with all out-
door fires.
"The summer rainy season
has been unusual and has not
developed like we had
hoped." Bronson said. "Nor-
mally, we would be out of
wildfire danger by now." The
KBDI or Keetch-Byram
Drought Index is a way that
scientists measure the amount
of moisture in the upper 36
inches of the soil. Readings
are given on a scale of 0 (satu-
rated soil) to 800 (desert-like
conditions). High values of the
KBDI mean that conditions are
favorable for the occurrence
and spread of wildfires.
Typically in August, the
KBDI registers in the 100 to
200 range. The current
statewide average KBDI read-
ing of 442; which is more typi-
cal of late spring when wild-
fire danger is high, is
testimony to lack of adequate
summer rainfall.
Bronson is concerned that
under these conditions, the
residual debris in forests from
recent hurricanes and tropical
storms will fuel bigger and
more destructive wildfires.
"Until we get more rainfall
and more widespread rainfall,
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or dead and dying trees and
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very dangerous for our wild-
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5,000 wildfires each year.
Since January 1, 2006, 4,195
wildfires have burned
214,646.2 acres and destroyed
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Taekwondo students test for belt rankings


Students of Russ Adam's Taek-
wondo America tested for higher
belt rankings on Aug. 3. The fol-
lowing students advanced in
rank: white to yellow belt-Tiffany
Bowers, Tony Bowers III, Tiffany
Frederick, Kimberly Hernandez,
Disan Hernandez, Sr., Sevda
Krayeva, Ruth McKenna, Tara
McKenna, Dracia Peacock, Juliet
Skinner and Jesus Yanez. Yellow
to orange: Andrew Close, Kevin
Holt, Tonya Lauth and Shannon
O'Neal. Orange to green: Bryce
Clark, Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark,
Alex Hernandez, Anthony Her-
nandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr.,
Kimberly Marker, Travis McKenna
and Jerimiah Rinehart. Green to
senior green: Chase Kauffman,
Fernando Lopez and Donnie Wat-
son, Jr. Senior green to blue: Mali-
ah Wright. Blue to senior blue:
Cody Raulerson, Caleb Weaver
and Sarah Weaver. Senior blue to
brown: Isaac Weaver. Brown to
senior brown: Kayla Simpson and
McKayla Skinner. Probationary
black belt to first degree decided
black belt: Neresa McLaren.


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Students at Russ Adams Taekwondo America recently tested to advance their belt rank-
ings. Those who tested were: (in no particular order) Tiffany Bowers, Tony Bowers III,
Tiffany Frederick, Kimberly Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Sr., Sevda Krayeva, Ruth
McKenna, Tara McKenna, Dracia Peacock, Juliet Skinner, Andrew Close, Kevin Holt,
Shannon O'Neal, Bryce Clark, Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark, Alex Hernandez, Anthony Her-
nandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr., Kimberly Marker, Travis McKenna, Donnie Watson, Jr.,
Mallah Wright, Cody Raulerson, Caleb Weaver, Sarah Weaver, Isaac Weaver, Kayla
Simpson, McKayla Skinner and Neresa McLaren. Those testing who were not pictured
were Jesus Yanez, Tonya Lauth, Jerimiah Rinehart, Chase Kauffman and Fernando
Lopez.


Sports Briefs
OCRA grid enced. Scores aren't important and
the league is open to all women.
sign ups slated For information, call Jo Jackson
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle at (863) 763-2522.
football, flag football and cheer- Church s nsoring
leading programs will take place Sp
Aug. 26, and Sept. 9 at the Okee- youth SOCCer league
chobee Sports Complex, 580 N.W. s .', lau
27th Lane, from9a.m.until 2 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, 677
Parents and/or guardians must S.W 32nd St., is sponsoring an
accompany the child being UPWARD soccer league for 4 year
enrolled. A copy of the child's birth olds through sixth grade and the
certificate is required.% deadline to register is Friday, Aug.
The enrollment fee for tackle 25.The lastaluationsillbeheld
football is $75 per player, and $60 The last evaluations %ll be held
per participant in the flag football at the church on Thursday, Aug 24,
anderorams and Friday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 until
and cheserlead programs to 7:30 p.m. Each participant must
These programs are open attend one evaluation.
children 6 to 1ears ofage. The cost to participate in the
Youth soccer league is $65 per participant, plus
$50 for each additional child in the
sign-ups slated family. p
Registration for the Okeechobee aturdayhe fiept.gam6. will replayed
County, Parks and Recreation Players may be registered at the
Department's Youth Soccer League church office Monday through Fri-
will be held each weekday from 8 day, 8a.m. until4:30yp.m., oratone
a.m. until 5p.m. began Monday, of the evaluations.
Aug. 21, and ending Friday, Sept. 1. For information, call the church
The sign-ups will be held at the at (863) 763-1699.
department s office at 640 N.W.
27th Lane in, the Okeechobee Carwash benefits
County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is$25pertchild. CIhobee Bulls squad ,
The league will consist of five The Chobee BuUs, football
*divisions: 14 and under, 12 and squad will sponsor a car%%ash
undet, 10 and under, 8 and under fundraiser on Salurda., Aug 26,
and 6 and under. Parents will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wal-
required to present a copy of the Mart. Contact John Rhoden at (863)
participant's birth certificate at the 634-7636 or Mary Jane Schoon-
time of registration. The partici- maker at (863) 634-0326 for infor-
pant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006, will mation.
determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for Bulls will host
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally softball tourney
and are scheduled to begin Satur- The Chobee Bulls will sponsor a
day, Sept. 30. League play will end softball tournament fundraiser Sat-
before Christmas. urday, Aug. 26, at the men's softball
For information, call (863) 763- fields across from Yearling Middle
6950. School beginning at 7 a.m.
The entry fee is $275.
Ladies keg league Teams will hit their own soft-
balls and there will be two designat-
opens play Aug.24 ed home run hitters. There will also
The Ladies Coffee Bowling be a home run derby.
League will start their new season For information contact John
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. at Star- Kemp at (772) 370-5497, Bubba
dust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E. Harden at (772) 370-2241 or Mary
The league is open to all Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
bowlers, whether novice or experi- 0326.

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area-- the precinct register (list of eligible voters) table.

Please have your photo identification ready.Florida law requires you must have your photo, signature identification,
or you must vote a provisional ballot.

* You will be asked to sign the precinct register. Your signature will be checked against the signature on the ID.

* You will be asked your address. Your address must be confirmed before you can receive a ballot.
TO VOTE IN A PRECINCT WHERE YOU DO NOT LIVE IS ILLEGAL.

* If you have moved or had a name change since you last voted, or if you're unsure if you changed your address or name,
contact the Elections Office to avoid delays when you go to vote.

* IF YOU GO TO THE POLLS AND YOUR NAME AND/OR ADDRESS ARE NOT CURRENTLY CORRECT ON THE VOTER LIST,
EXPECT IT TO TAKE MORE TIME FOR YOU TO VOTE. Additionally, if your new address requires you to vote in another
precinct, you will need more time to get to your new precinct.

* Tell a poll worker if you need assistance in marking your ballot. You may have assistance from someone who
has accompanied you, or you will be assigned two poll workers of differing party affiliation.

* When you receive a ballot, you will be directed to a privacy booth for voting.

* If you make a mistake while marking your ballot, please ask for a replacement. You may receive up
to two replacement ballots.

* Once you have marked your ballot, take it to the Accu-Vote unit. Slide it into the top of the
Accu-Vote. If the machine does not accept your ballot, the ballot box ppll worker will instruct you on
what to do.

* Touch screen voting machines are available for anyone w would like to cast his/her ballot using a
touch screen machine.
* Polls are open from 7 a.m 7 p.m. (unless ordered to remain open later). Times must be enforced
strictly. If you may not be able to arrive in time, please order an absentee ballot in advance.


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Kirkey, and Kalysta Fowler.


I like working with a team
of great people, for customers
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August 16, 2006
t or.*.,13 a concerned izeno Okeechobee Coun. all regite others
for e Brant to be our nex Okeechobee Coun- URGEall
name is Rico Lamberti. untudge.
vOkeehbee for the past13 er n we," 'k. and I have ed and worked m
0each frhe pat-1Years and bwe ha raised ou our ch hr e e
o vr h "en- five Iears in the field of Substance Abuse, inuding jaI_ proran1s far the Palm
B artin and Okeechobee CounA. She, Lns .

hav Corked nitho am Erecui, e Diro ct9r of Breakthu Recoeru ence Inc., pro-d.
:, g cou se t reatmen t t hrougeahorut the 19th redudioa cui including Okeechobee. l
haue "orked loitho o iere,0 out-onsand clients and have attended man court hearings,
d "ILth Judges, r tea sessions and other cot related procedure. I or face to ace
Su te ort to redufceirs, attome.s, court clerks, bailifs nd la e oremk faent per to acnne
n a teamel-tort to reduce substance abuse and crimes related to this disease
During the past ten \'ears it ha been m personal obseration that tour Okeechoe
Country Court has fallen beloi%, the professiona/standard which is obviou,i
Specifically I refer to a consistent level of honalst d degrada ion that Our Okeechobee
used to intimidate citizens, a tent level of host do uin other counted.
. -i' The citizens of Ok andCOurtPersonnel. condescending tactics
t d h but. sa s u n hold be able to hold the office of ccut, judge
.."'Ung to and rsecis not case In ordeto o gg e respect you must'first be
.* On the other hand. hae obened the demeanor and resnaism dpaed b
merr- Bryant nhes .ork in our local court system and in his personal Wie. I have observed that
...err Brvan ~eatse-rvone ith respect no matter what their income level or socalposilon
ma be. Ith without question his courtroom decorum and knowledge of the law are more socialposion
...,with the professionaJ standard I ha, e observed in courts i the rest of the circuit.
. L: e For these reasons 1 am c i n the r of the r more lin
Judge. Let's restore Okeechoee ting for rr Bryant for our next Okeechobee C
u- Lut~ retnor ntegOrie, ci%,bees Count-s. Court to the level of professionals it deserves and
on September 5.e li and fairness in th oe onalismit fdo Bn

Sincerely,


Enrico Lamberti
CAP, Certified Crininust-e Specaist .
E Vecu, Director:


Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-824-0400 www.riversidenb.com
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Congratulations, Jerry Peavey!
It s been one year since you signed on with our team. We were proud to welcome
you then & we re proud to start another year, with you as our general manager.
Our hat s off to you Jerry, for a job well done. Keep up the good wxork... PS. We 11
continue to be patient about your choice of football teams, you 11 be a Dolphins
fan in no time!
With Appreciation,
Bud & Ami Neese


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James R Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
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#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
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863-763-6869
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"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
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467-1809
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98'h St. Okeechobee, 34972
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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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts arid crafts.for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24:karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
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Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

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

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

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted
at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N.
Park St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurri-
cane 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 par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at.103 N.W.
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losiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor
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Catfish and Mlo jo Pork Chops are on the regular menu.
New to the lineup are a Surt and Turf Plate and a Fresh
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The o\ erall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all
fun! Covering an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a
hand painted mural depicting Seminole culture and in the
background are sounds of casino excitement! The thrill of
winning along with casino promotions and seasonal events
place good -ood and good times, hand in hand. In the
losiah Lounge there are four (4) Big Screen TV's and live
entertainment every Saturday night'between 8pm and mid-
night.'
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excite-
ment! At Seminole Casino Brighton you can have more
than a tasty meal. l\ou can have Furi! loin the crowd at
Bingo, play fast paced Poker with a small group, or go one-
on-one with some of the hottest machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday Friday between 3pm and
5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday. (Dine in
only, does not apply to carryout orders).
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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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 and9 p..rnm
Also showing: "Talladega
Nights" i.PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 9 p.m,, Saturday and Sunday at
4:15 and 9 p.m., Monday at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day, at 2 and 9 p.m.,
Theatre III- Accepted"iPG-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, 7and9p.m.
*. Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4150 for all movies;
ahd, nafifieesare $4.
'For information, call' (863);763-
7202.

Briefs

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You. can help the American Red
Cross reachpeople in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including C PR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AibS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Rtd Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council 'is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volur-
teers are specially rainried and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities
Licensed social workers, ph-arma-
cists, elder la\\ attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and ,others %with a.
sincere interest in the elderly, aji
urged to apply Call Linda Slattery
at (772.1595-13S5.

Clubhas.
quilts for sale I
. The Tantie Quilters now have
6baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at1(863)467-0183 .

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, -cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
arid older must be vaccinated
once a year by ,a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225,.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
, This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treaure'1 Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned
If you have as little as two hours
per, week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in. your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 -for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
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Major Land Auction Saturday,
September 9, 10AM. 220+/-
acres, subdivided, 25 lots &
tracts. Timber, 15yrs. growth
loblolly on 170 ac., balance
Of 50ac. 2 yrs from harvest.
Creek frontage, mountain
views. 1 mile Hwy. 58 front-
age, Patrick County, VA.
Terms: 10% deposit day of
sale, 10% buyers premium.
Directions www.rogersreal-
ty.com or (336)789-2926,
NCAL#685.
North Central Florida Multi-
Property AUCTION Sept 14,
15, 16 Homes Riverfront
Lots, Lakefront Homesites,
Acreage, Residential, Com-
mercial, Many ABSOLUTE!
(800)257-4161 higgenbot-
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PUBLIC AUCTION
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m.
837 Main St. E
(Hwy. 29 S)
Immokalee, FL
Sale Site
239-657-2610
229-985-4565
demottauction.com
Terry DeMott, Sr.
Auctioneer
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Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 8763-0346 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


BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
21/2 mo. old w/shots &
worming, (863)763-8892
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Must find
a home soon or go to the
pound. 1 yr & under.
(863)946-9133.


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PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
homes. (863)634-6601
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 11/ yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493


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Emnpoyment
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Job Informnntion 225
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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
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position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.


Emloymen
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MANAGEMENT

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

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


ELECTRICIAN, INDUSTRIAL
Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining, and
repairing electrical equipment, motors, motor con-
trol centers, medium voltage switchgear, and inte-
grating changes to existing control systems.
Industrial environment experience and the ability to
read wiring diagrams are required.
We offer excellent pay and benefits.
Apply to:'
Attn: Personnel
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
1500 West Sugar House Road
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-4705
Fax: (561)996-4760
E-mail: bawoodham@scgc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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, 401 K,
fuel & food allowance)
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


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ACTIVITIES AIDE

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



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

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


A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
Sa week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p





ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
a For Busy
Restaurant

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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CAR HAULING. Southeast Re-
gion. $1,100+/WEEK! Great
Home Time! Company Paid
Benefits! PAID TRAINING
FOR DRIVERS WITH MINI-
MUM 1 YEAR OTR EXPERI-
ENCE! (912)571-9668 OR
(866)41 3-3074.

I CONSTRUCTION
i WORKERS
IExp'd workers needed for
1Petroleum Industry
Pipe Fitters
IEquipment Operators I
IElectrician's Helpers
1Laborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
I need apply. Clean driving
I record. Weekly travel req'd I
I in Fl. DFWP 401K,
I Paid Holidays/Vacation
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
I 772-468-3689
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DETENTION OFFICER: Phoe-
nix, Arizona. Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99/hr. Excellent bene-
fits. No experience neces-
sary. Contact
602)307-5245,
877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org. 400 vacan-
cies including civilian posi-
tions.
Driver- HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, own-
er operators, company driv-
ers, students, recent grads,
regional, dedicated, long
haul. Van, flatbed. Must be
21. CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
forcrst.com.
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Immediate Opening for a Full Time
position at Water's Edge Dermatology.

Medical Assistant, CNA,
LPN or RN may apply at:

301 NE 19th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 or
you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919


Experienced Tractor Driver
.ie e-,' l, r Irge ildiry riTi.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
DFWR (863)763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon.
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Pji In Cilv'v jr
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FIELD,SHOP MECHANICS
C A1 F p p'r,r Musl riju
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our servic-
es can help you prepare for
the Postal Battery Exam,
Find Out How! Call Today
For More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
Licensed Life & Health
Agents to market full portfo-
lio of insurance products in-
cluding a $0 Premium
Medicare Advantage plan
with Part D. Unlimited quali-
fied leads. Earn 75k to 125k.
Management Position also
available for the right candi-
date. Call Larry or Steve @
(866)224-8450 ext. 5018.
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
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
National Home
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
the Okeechobee
market. Excellent
compensation &
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
professionals fax
resume to:
(321)674-7645
Attn; Coordinator
NOW HIRING GEOLOGIST for
our Andalusia, Alabama of-
fice. Send resume and tran-
scripts to CDG Engineers &
Associates, Inc., P.O. Box
278, Andalusia, AL 36420;
fax: (334)222-4018; email:
khall@cdge.com; phone:
(334)222-9431.
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometimel
$.48/mi. 1 year experience.
More experience makes
more! Home weekends! Run
our Florida Region! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Truck Drivers: CDL training.
Up to $20,000 bonus. Ac-
celerate your career as a
Soldier. Drive out terrorism
by keeping the Army Na-
tional Guard supplied.
1 8 0 0 G O -
GUARD.com/truck.
ROOFERS & FRAMERS
Transportation, tools and ex-
perience a must. Pis. call
863-467-5323
Find It taster. Sell It soon-
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ClassA License -,
S,. w/HAZMAT, lTanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.



SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
INSTALLER
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966



Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.



ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER:
Part Time, Early Evenings &
Weekends. Great pay. Must
have clean driving record &
cell phone. Call for appt./appli-
cation. (863)467-0354

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Busy Gas Station For Sale.
200k gallons. Over $90k in-
side monthly. $475k plus in-
ventory. (239)334-2265.
Earn $367.97 per day with
your own business. No B.S.
No boss. Just partners.
Free training, www.wah-
dreamteam.com
JOIN A LOG HOME LEADER
Nationally Recognized Old
Timer Log Homes Seeks
Representatives Great
Earning Potential, Quality
Products Contact Mr. Vest-
er today! (800)467-3006
www.oldtimerlo-
ghomes.com.
Looking for successful entre-
preneurs only to open
franchise businesses in
town, must be proven in
management, a born risk-
taker DO NOT CALL other-
wise (800)819-2634.
Vending Route: Snacks,
Drinks, all brands. Great
Equipment. Great Support.
You choose locations from
what's available!! Financing
available with $7,500 down.
(877)843-8726, Local.
BO#2002-037.

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hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
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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 Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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



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



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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
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PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's QuikFoto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553



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


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


CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all wood crib. $170
(863)675-4701
CRIB BEDDING SET, $30
(863)675-4701
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-





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


$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.
$200 (863)675-5865
8am-5pm.
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch, leather chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942


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BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
(863)304-6310
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fern., shots & wormed.
$300. (863)357-2124
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
150 gallon. $500 or best offer:
863-673-2896 askforVicki
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
(863)763-1504


Lake Okeechobee Area
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5820
TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tie, exp rider, $1800
(863)763-5567



CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
LC100, B&S, 17.5hp, 9mths.
new, exc.cond. $900 or best
offer. 863-763-1981 Okee
HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
(863)634-8596
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 10cu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055


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, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment./'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,, Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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.'
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
863-467-4328


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


AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu;-heats -&co'ols. $75
(863)467-8339
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all 1yr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-763-1981
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&I in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
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, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)697-3316


MAGNA 18 SPEEDS (2)
1 mans, 1 womans. Shimano
equipped. $120/Both. Will sell
separate. 863-763-3508 Okee
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
(863)467-0538



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



CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
(863)357-6315
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
$200 (863)467-7866
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LOTS OF CLOTHES means,
women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711


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
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-4949



COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
(863)763-6629
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
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
BUNK BED w/Loft: Oak wood
with built in drawers, desk &
bookshelf. $250
(863)610-1926
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color. $400
(863)634-0812
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx40Lx30H,5
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
$100 (863)357-8788
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood, with 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x79 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.
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
shelves. E 7.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
condition. $900
(863)697-6455
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
condition. $75.
(863)634-8118
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
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
doors. $150 (863)467-1401
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
condition. $1000.
(863)946-3265
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
ookcase hdbd w/mnirror,
$400 (863)697-0167
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
loveseat, good condition,
hunter green. $200 or best
offer. (863)634-1055
LIVING ROOM SET, Love seat,
chair & ottoman. Like new
condition. $275
(863)612-5037 LaBelle
LIVING ROOM SET, Sleeper
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
recliners. $600
(863)234-1067
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
$2450 (863)697-6455

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks S97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets '


ROCKER & OTTOMAN GLIDER
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
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.



EXERCISE BIKE & PUNCHING
BAG, $185 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1401
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your own home. Used 1 mth.
$400 Negot. 863-634-0761


ANN. RING, B-auiiul 1/2ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
$2000 (863)634-0812
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shnped askingg
$1800. I.,j 5 .F,., .
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


FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949


AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying
Aviation Career. FAA pre-
dicts severe shortage. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify Job
placement assistance.
CALL AIM (888)349-5387.
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
II 'S 3r- (-Cargo, excellent
: ni:r,, i, r, r,-, .5..' I. 6 i. l ll.O, 12
o r b: S..,54t
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
MRE'S (Meals Ready to Eat) 2
Cases (12 per case): $100
for both, will sep.
(863)763-7161
PICK "A" PACKAGE ZERO
DOWN FROM ONLY 14.95
PER WEEK 37" FLAT
SCREENS, DVDS, XBOX
360, IPODS, TEVOS,
STEREOS, GUITARS, SPAS,
ABOVE GROUND POOLS,
CALL NOW (800)868-8966.
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620

ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete, 5'x30' long, 6"
squares. $15
(863)763-0625
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792



ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
$275.(863)697-9704
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case $725. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
in exc. cond. $300 or best of-
fer. 239-848-7662
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practice pad, paid $250,
asking $50. (863)675-4098
evenings
TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings



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

I em H Is I


DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
(863)763-1504 -
FINCHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
FREE HAMSTERS
863-801-1302
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
(863)634-6087 anytime
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


SATELLITE RECEIVER, Dish
Network, model 2700 with
remote. $20 (863)763-0625


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


BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
$200/neg. (863)634-1220
TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067


AIR COMPRESSOR, lhp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, Ingersoll
Rand, 5.5 hp, 6 months old.
Paid $750, Asking $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
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
4'X6 like new. $125.
561-625-4306


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
SPlease call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OUTSIDE ANTENNA-
UHF/VHF, atleast 5ft tall,
reasonable price. Call
C (863)467-0021 5
PAYING BEST PRICES
*.l;RAPu L!. ,ILVEF, .l .
,_.ljIJWAN Et JWELRi ..
S. ..ELLIOTT'S PAWN ...
..... *"ci19'W.S: Park '
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn a 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






Hor~e' Traee#
On Line fd Service
Buy Sell Trade
Horses, Tack, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater









18 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Puli Notice


Puli Notic


MTD MOWER- 12HR 38" cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
(863)467-6475
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
(863)697-6565
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


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(@surfinthenet.net
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $825 mo. & $2150
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850 mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
(863)634-0322



COMMERCIAL BUILDING,
2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on'441.
(863)763-5062



NEWLY REMODELED 2/1 2
story townhouse.,New
apple'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
BASSWOOD 3BR/2BA CBS
Newly renovated, cent. a/c, all
appl's., pets okay. $1250/mo.
F/L/S. 863-634-4041
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
561-625-4306
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. No dogs, non-smk.
env., Lawn care. $1300. mo.,
1st, last &sec. 941-504-3954
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING:
Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, 907
SW 2nd Ave, $875/mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)634-0512
Country Hills Estates, Timber
frame, on beautiful wooded lot.
All new appl., hot tub. Call for
appointment. (863)763-2461
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side.'4,Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
nis, $1150/mo
(863)697-3008
LAKE ACCESSIBLE
Rentals Available.
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom. Short and
long term lease options.
Call 863-824-0981
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
OKEE. Houses For Rent
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
$1100. mo
New Home 3br, 2ba, Gar.
$1200. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
Qu ieI rie i hr ',:'rn O Od

OKEECHOBEE: Edwards
Sub-Division 2 Bdrm., 1.5 Ba
w/den on 1.5 acre Corner lot
$1000 mo. + 1st, last &sec.
dep. Call 229-758-6386
or 863-634-7723


11AM Saturday, Sept. 9 Lake Placid, FL





HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Highlands Park Estate (homesites)
Lake Blue Estates (home)
Sebring Manor Subdivision (homesite)
Sun N Lakes Estates (homesites)
Sun N Lakes Estates of Sebring
(homesites, golf course)
Orange Blossom Estates
(homesites, lakefront homesites)
Erin Park Estates (homesite)
Placid Lakes (homesite)
Lake Haven Estates (homesites)
Leisure Lakes (homesites)
HARDEE COUNTY
23 Acres, offered as a whole
14.74 Acres, offered in two parcels
Preview home In Lake Blue Estates 11AM-2PM, Sat, Sept 2


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



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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

OFFICE SPACE- 900 sQ It.
Ll iePe KrI-.Tiry 10 riEW
coIriniuse '$700 mnl.
Please call (863)763-4740

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743


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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 t Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




REMODELED: 1 Bdrm./1 Bath,
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apt's. $78,900. (863)763-839


OKEE- 3/2, 1 car gar. centrally
located in desired SW sect,
many upgrades, Must See,
$208,000. (863)634-7680
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



OKEECHOBEE- 3 acres, Lots
A & B of Tract 9, For more
info Contact David at
(863)581-5780



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breath-
taking mountain view & riv-
er parcels. 1 to 8 acres
from the $80's Nature trails,
custom lodge, river walk &
much more. 5 min. from
town. (866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.corn Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot-
$28,900 Call Lakeside Re-
alty @ (423)626-5820 Or
visit www.lakesiderealty-
In.com.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain
views, lakes, rivers, water-
falls. Homesites starling @
$39,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited
availability. Call
(888)389-3504 X 700.
GRAND OPENING PHASE II!
October 28- One Day Only!
NC Coast 5 miles. Lots start-
ing $119,999.00. Qualified
Prospects 0-Down, No Pay
36-Months. Call
(866)212-5653, x104.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
KY LAKE CUMBERLAND
LIMITED LAND SALE Up to
$10,000 OFF all waterfront
parcels! Parcels with gener-
ous 120' frontage are being
discounted for a limited time.
Pool, tennis, walking trails.
(866)462-8198.
LAKE ESCAPE at The Ridges
Resort & Club. Bed & Break-
fast at Our Beautiful Lakeside
Mountain Resort in Hiawas-
see GA. $99-weekday to
$139. TheRidgesResort.com
(888)834-4409.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.


I Land Sale


tery. 50hp Johnson, wtrlr.
$500. 863-634-9153
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434


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



BOAT MOTOR- Merc 15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
(239)225-3282
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162


Land Sale


LAKEFRONT PREDEVELOP-
MENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandeharbor.info. All
water- access homesites
direct from the developer.
Most amenities already in.
Far below market value,
from $79,900. Possible 18
mo NO PAYMENTS! Call
Now! (888)BY-LAKES.
NATIONAL BUILDER 0%
DOWN when you own land!
HOME BUILT ON YOUR LOT
starting at $58 per square
foot. Call for FREE color bro-
chures. (800)622-2832.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Owner financing, three acres
with spectacular view. Paved
road, gated, restricted. 3400'
altitude. $95,000, Bryson
City. Call. owner!.
(800)810-1590. www.aewil-
liams.net.
NC MOUNTAINS 7 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, water-
fall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $99,500 owner
(866)789-8535 NC77.com.
North Carolina MIns. Asheville
Area Starting @ $89,900 for
spectacular parcels with
views, waterfalls, mountain
streams, amenities & much
more. Call for appt.
(866)930-5263.
Priced for Quick Sale!! 3.2
acre lake lot, 148 ft of front-
age. Northeast GA's largest
and newest lake, Patriot's
Pointe. $98,500. More Info:
(706)213-6734 www.lake-
russellproperties.com.
TATTNAL COUNTY, GA
431 Acres,'Cattle Farm, Paved
Road, Brick Dwelling 1728 sq.
ft. CHA, Excellent soil, good
fences, pond & big creek.
Owned by same family for
75 years. $1,625,000.
ContactTom Peterson at Tom
Peterson Inc. Realtors, Vidalia,
GA. (912)537-8945
Western New Mexico Private
62 Acre Ranch S129.990
Mt. views, trees, rolling
hills, pastureland, borders
BLM. 1930's stone home-
stead and barn ruins.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect family
ranch, electricity. 100% fi-
nancing. NALC
(866)365-2825.
With Tennessee's Beautiful
Lakes & Mountains, you are
sure to find the perfect spot
to call home. Call Nancy
Gaines, Gables & Gates
(865)388-7703,
865)777-9191 www.nan-
cygaines.com


Mobile Homes



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




REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472


Recreation I



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 1020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
863-677-2002.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp.
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
offer. (863)673-5058
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johinson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
sep. (863)509-3260
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. MerE.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837
PONTOON 20'-Brand New,
60hp E-tech, inclds new
trailer, $13,500
(863)675-4090
PONTOON BOAT 25' 1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle ttlr., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
$1500 (863)467-7866
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-


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
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
(863)673-5251
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
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
Condition. $4600.
(863)357-7406
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1998, 1100
CC, 12,400 mis., Garage
kept. Excellent condition.
$3800 (863)763-8437



GO CART, 3.5hp Briggs &
Stratton, single seat, roll
cage, good condition, $195
or best offer. (863)763-3334
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, 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,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405


TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
area.


Automobiles I




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



BMW rare 535i 1990 Great for
the $. White witqn leather, new
motor, iifa':, /AC ~ more. Only
$2500. (42)4 5.6t41
BUICK CENTURY WAGON '96,.
6 cyl. Auto, Trailer hitch, A/C
$2400. Or best offer.
(863)357-7406
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
$2500(863)673-4100
CHEVY MONTE CARLO '98, 2
door LS coupe, 88k, good
condition, fire red. $5000 or
best offer. (863)763-8504
FORD MUSTANG 1995, V6,
Auto., A/C, 70,800 miles.
Very good condition. $3500
Firm. (863)634-2475
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
(863)763-8052
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
*i,:.,I)0 i j ,16,l 61, ",1)1 : 7
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'93
In great condition, auto, A/C,
all pwr. Must see to appre-
ciate! $3800. 863-467-9875
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
(863)467-1000
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
(863)801-1666
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
(863)763-0084
.PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365


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


CHEVY C30 '77, Cab & chas-


UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
offer. (863)763-1622


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
$500. (863)234-9642
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.


FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
(863)763-8437
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$100. (863)357-3981
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
(863)447-5374
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $300
neg. (863)697-0328
TRUCK CAP aluminum, for
small truck, teal, $275.
(863)763-3361.
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl :3.
speed manual trinwmir"ion
$125. ,8:,3); ,
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
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


CHEV DUALLY '77- 1 ton,
strong V8, auto, w/ headers,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chr1 f 151 ?.
700 R4 trans, ,:etni iebufild
t180.nri0 i86 i 6j 7 1958
CHEVY Z71 1992, 4x4, Single
Cab, Auto., Great work truck.
$2500 cash. (863)634-4845
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd.. 4 cyl., 57k ,ri mls.
.:,:,] Iires Needs hlinl TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
(863)697-8575
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone-blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless 'irry lli electric. Exc.
rond Like new tirpe $3000 or
t i-i oin i13631i..i3,.-2.'280
FORD F150 89 1 i V:yl '
spd., has electrirqlr prnb-
lems. 1.12'C00 or [ie-;i oiier
(863)467-4440
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
$2500 (863)697-2519
FORD RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to play!! $600
neg. (863)763-2476
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
772-475-6194.
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979


FORD EXPLORER 91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2008, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
(863)634-4306
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
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
OPEN TANDEM AXLETRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
UTILITY TRAILER-16 x7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166


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Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida


NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
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That portion of the SW 25th Street right-of-way (f/k/a Sixteenth Street) between and
adjoining Block 1 and Block 6, an all of the remaining alley right-of-way in Block
1 and Block 6, all in Renlroe Park subdivision according toltheplat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 2, Page 55, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.

John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
156858 ON 8/23/06


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 mi.,
$1000. (863)634-0465


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased File No. 2006-CP-195
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims witi this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
. FOREVER BARRED
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Aug.20, 2006
Attorney for Personal Representative
WesleyR. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal Representative:
Lany K. Hiler
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602ON 8/20 Ihru 9/2/06

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classifleds.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting t6
which all persons are invited:
Date &Time: Wednesday, August 30,
2006 8:00 a.m.
Place: USDA Horticultural Research
Laboratory
2001 South Rock Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
PURPOSE: To approve an operator for
the OneStop Career Services and to,
discuss matters concerning the Work-
force Investment Act, Workforce Em-.
ployment Opportunities, the Welfare
Transition Program, One-Stop Career
Centers and the Workforce Oevelop-
ment Board. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
Wgokoe DevelopmentBoard
ourie treasure Coas[
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port S. Luce, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they wilt
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
153899 ON 8/23/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is herby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1991 Oldsmobile (WHIT) 4-O
VIN #1G3AL54NOM6303569
1993 Ford (Station Wagon)BGE
VIN#11FAPP15J6PW289996
1994 Chrysler (Maroon) 40
VIN#1C3AA3636RF154067
1987 Pick Up Chewvy (BGE)
Vm#1GCCR14ZOHS140826
Sale date: September 4,2006
@9:00 AM
156840 ON 8/22,23,24/2006


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WASTEWATER TREAT ffy I IMPROVEMENTS CDBG

Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CODBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EXECU-
TIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 om Thursday.
September 28. 2006. at which time the bids duly 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, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers are constructed of re-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks is required in the performance 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 Utility Authority successful experience in building, mechanical, and
electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
. be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzger & Wilard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount-paid for the
Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE wil be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 1 M.
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.

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Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Au rty licensed o do business
in the State of Florida and fated In Ore Departmeul of treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Fl rida
registered agent.
The Okeecthobee Utility Authority reserves the uight to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening
The OkeecisheesUtility Authority
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
155 keechobee FL 34974

REQUEST FOR BIDS
AQUATIC VEGETATION MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT & INDUSTRIAL PARK
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable upon mutual agreement for a maximum of
three (3), years, commencing on or about October 1,2006.
Bids Accepted Through: September 22, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Proposals received af-
terthis date and time will be returned unopened.
Instructions: You may hand deliver or mail bids In a sealed envelope labeled




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Required Tasks: The scope of the aquatic vegetation management services shall
consist of herbicide applications to control immersed vegetation and shoreline
grass and brush for the purpose of maintaining unobstructed stormwater drain-
age. Service shall consist of a minimum of quartedy inspections and treatments
as needed to maintain control of vegetation growth. The service will be conduct-
ed in a manner consistent with best water management practices using only
chemicals that have a wide margin of safety for fish, waterfowl and human life in
conformance with applicable State and Federal laws, regulations and rules. The
Contractor will agree to indemnify the County for any violation of such laws, rules
and/or regulations.
Bids: Interested Contractors are requested to submit the following information to
perform the described contract:
1. Equipment, chemicals and methods to be used to perform the work.
2. Number of workers to be used to perform the work.
3. Experience as a licensed aq atic herbicide application contractor.
4. Proposed cost to perform this work a m minimum of every three months.
5. Proof liability insurance.
6. Proof of required license (s).
7.A minimum aof three (3) work-related references.


sis, no motor or trans., '87
front clip, dual headlights.
$950 neg. (772)519-3979
CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
(863)763-8969
CHEVY S-10 ENGINE &
TRANS- 89-90, 4cyl, 2 fen-
ders, hood, all for $350 or
best offer (863)467-5680
ELEC FUEL PUMP- Brand
new, never used, diesel or
gas, 15 gal per minute, $300
or best offer (863)467-5680
ENGINE: 258 cu. in. Fits Jeeps
or American Motors Cars.
Runs good. $150.
(863)763-1370
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




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