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Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 240 Monday, August 28,2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs


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

Inside
Kidnappers
free reporters
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip
(AP) Two Fox News jour-
nalists freed by militants Sun-
day described a harrowing
two weeks of captivity during
which they were blindfolded,
tied in painful positions and
forced at gunpoint to say on a
video that they converted to
Islam.
" ,After their release, the
men met with Palestinian
Prime Minister Ismail
Haniyeh and left Gaza, but
first appealed at a brief news
conference for foreign jour-
nalists not to be deterred
from covering the plight of
the Palestinians in the volatile
coastal strip. Page 2
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Collecting wild
edible mushrooms
A recent phone call to our
office.suggested that I write a
column .about collecting wild
edible mushrooms. Our drier
than normal summer weath-
er has recently turned wet.
Now is the time to see these
amazing organisms pop up
in Florida Yards. However.
please DON'T pick the mush-
rooms, or consider adding
them to your dinner plate, as
many are poisonous.
Master Gardeners and
Horticulture Agents have a
few rules that should never
be broken, such as read the
label, use research-
based recommendations,
and one more that relates to
today's topic: NEVER tell any-
one that a mushroom is edi-
ble. It's not that there are deli-
cious wild mushrooms out
there. There are just too
many that can make you sick
or, even kill you.
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Drought Index
Current 447
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.10 feet

',Lake level
'LastYear: '"
.;15.73 feet
SbURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Index
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Comics ............6
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .7
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out . ... .. ...4
Sports ............5
TV .............. .8
Weather ........... 2


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Okeechooee News/Pete Gawda
At a special assembly on Friday, Aug. 25, at Yearling Middle School, Phoebe Raulerson, for-
mer superintendent of schools for Okeechobee County and current state board of educa-
tion member, presented Yearling principal Brian Greseth with a check for $77,622. The
check was given by the state in recognition of the fact that Yearling went from a C to an A
on the FCAT school grade. Mrs. Raulerson told the students, "learning is power" and that
persistence is more important than brains in succeeding academically. "You are at the top,
stay at the top," Mr. Greseth told the students. School board member Joe Arnold called the
school's accomplishment "amazing." In photo, left to right, Mrs. Rq~uerson; India Riedel,
school board member; Mr. Arnold, Gay Carlton, school board member; Dr. Patricia Coop-
er, superintendent of schools; David Williams, school board president, Mr. Greseth; and,
Adrianne Morris, field director with the state department of education.





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At their meeting on Thurs-
day, Aug. 24, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners approved an inter-
local agreement with the school
board dealing with concurren-
cy.
The board also set assess-
ment rates for [he Fire Rescue
and Waste Management for the
coming fiscal year.
Recent legislation mandates
that residential growth pay tor
its ir-ipact on the school sislern.
That is what triggered the intei -
local agreement, which also
must be approved by the City of


Okeechobee.
In a recent address to the
economic council Superinten-
dent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper defined concurrency as
cooperation exercised over the
same areas by two or more dif-
ferent authorities. She called
concurrency a "pay as you grow
plan."
Concurrency is concerned
with a developer paying his fair
share of the impact on the
school system caused by his
de elopment. Dr. Cooper said
that concurrency requires a
developer to contribute land for
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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up. either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.,
At the costs.bf both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE --- Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek, between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
44 S.E. : ,, .
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
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a school, pay for construction or
actually build a school.
The interlocal agreement calls
for representatives of the county,
the city and school board to meet
annually, or more frequently if nec-
essary, in a joint workshop to dis-
cuss areas of mutual concern con-
cerning such issues as school
facilities planning, student growth
and school needs.
Commissioners Thursday also
changed the classification of cer-
tain properties from RV space to
either residential or vacant. This
reclassification affected 1,348
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Heritage Village. Although no one
spoke at the public hearing, the
board received several letters of
protest from winter visitors.
The approved assessment rate
for Fire/Rescue was $76 for resi-
dential property and $50 for vacant
and agricultural properties under
five acres.
The estimated solid waste serv-
ice assessment was set at $111.55
per dwelling unit.
In other action, the board:
scheduled a public hearing
for 9 a.m. on Sep. 14 to address
abandoning the N.W. 67th Lane
county right-of-way;
approved Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program funding for the
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ties maintenance for $18,641.66;,
purchased a fire engine, elec-
tronic monitor, communication
system and loose equipment for
the Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue Department for $313,386;
approved an application for a
Division of Forestry Hurricane Vol-
unteer Fire Assistance Grant in the
amount of $20,000 -of that
amount, the county's portion will
be $10,000;
adopted a maximum speed
limit for Berman Road between
S.R. 70 E. and S.R. 710 of 50 mph;
approved a continuing serv-
ice contract with L. Robert Kimball
& Associates Architects and Engi-
neers;
approved a statement of
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$62,285 for evaluation of the coun-
ty's radio communication system;
directed staff to conduct inter-
views and select a code enforce-
ment special magistrate;
transferred funds from Law
Enforcement Personal Services,
Courthouse Security Personal Ser-
vices and Corrections Personnel
Services accounts to the account
for enforcement and corrections
operating expenses and capital
outlay;
applied for a grant for Okee-
Tantie Recreation Area; and,
amended the five-year capital
improvement schedule to include
the above project and authorized
staff to conduct a pubic hearing on
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jOFC looks forward to a great school year!


At least once a month, Jour-
-,< nalism students from the Okee-
?i! chobee Freshman Campus will
i.:- inform parents, students, and
' community members of impor-
ii" tant information concerning the
bf.- "happenings" on campus.

P.; Picture day is right around the
ii'.- corner! On Sept. 1, a photogra-
pher will be on campus to take
b:.f the freshmen's yearbook por-
. traits. Parents should look for a
b'4 portrait package order form this
week. Students must bring their
: completed order form the day of
'< pictures. Remember, a portion of
'- your order is donated to the
school. Support OFC!


Mvcricks

At OFC, faculty and staff sup-
port the positive behavior and
the academic excellence of the
students. All students should
strive to do the best they can. To
support the excellence our stu-
dents achieve, the faculty and the
staff will take eligible students on
different incentive trips.
For students who earn a 2.5
GPA by the end of the third nine


weeks, OFC offers two different
trips. The students may pick only
one trip. They may choose to go
to Fun Depot in Lake Worth, or
they may go canoeing on the
Peace River. In addition to having
at least a 2.5 GPA, the student
must meet the following criteria:
three or fewer referrals and have
nine or fewer absences.

For students who earn a 3.0
GPA by the end of the third nine
weeks, eligible students can have
tons of fun as they visit the Uni-
versity of Central Florida. In addi-
tion to a campus tour, students
will be treated to a baseball
game. Again, in addition to a 3.0


GPA, students must have three or
fewer referrals and have nine or
fewer absences.
For Gold Honor Roll students,
or students who have main-
tained a 4.0 GPA through the
year, a three day/two night trip to
Gainesville and Tallahassee. Stu-
dents will tour the University of
Florida and Florida State Univer-
sity campuses, take a tour of the
state capital building, visit vari-
ous museums, and go tubing on
the Itchetucknee River. Again,
interested students should have
three or fewer referrals and nine
or fewer absences for the current
school year. These trips are a lot


of fun. Good behavior equals
great rewards!

We have quite a few freshmen
athletes out there. Reba Speiss
and Troy Howard are on the
bowling team. Tessa DelCampo,
Damon Heater, Tristen Lara, and
Kenny Murphy are on the swim
team. Aaron Suarez, Eddie Guer-
ro, Dalton Griffin, Guadalupe
Almazan, and Graciel Varela
make up part of cross country.
John Conner, Adam Tewksbury,
Cameron Tewksbury, Austin
Pluskot, and Jonathon Crawford
are on the'"boys' golf team.
Cheerleaders are athletes too:
Siara Trofibio, Kristi Reed, Carla


Garcia, Kayla Stokes, Tiffany
Pringle, Kasey Hill, Jillian Jaynes,
Samanthat Rexraod, Kristen
Roberts, and Myranda Miles. We
are proud of our athletes
because it takes dedication to be
a both a star in the classroom
and on the field. (As of submis-
sion deadline, the names of the
football players, volley ball play-
ers, and girl golfers could not be
compiled. However, we support
you as well!)

Contributing journalists:
Nancy Bautista, Ariana Cypress,
Jewel Buck, Amanda Carames,
Amanda Moore, Erica Penarinha,
and Serrina Snyder.


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Community Events

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing religious education classes for children beginning Sunday,
Sept. 17. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are
now being accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten
through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until
12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
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, closest 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 Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Okee-
chobee.
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground; .4 S. W S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donationrswill help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce
at (863) 763-2684.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. 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. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person,
or a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check
made out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High
School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section,
will be reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For informa-
tion, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.

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.




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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or
adopting in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no
RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC
Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until'9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
.Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding Who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another
meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facili-
tator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St, This will be a closed discus-
sion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet m the New Horizon build-
ing, 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
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 infor-
mation call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo
at (863) 467-0183.
AA 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 welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m.
until noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held
at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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.


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, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, call Fran at (863) 382-6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 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 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. This will be an open
meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps 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
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9833.


Community Events

OHS advisory council will meet
The Okeechobee High School (OHS) advisory council will
hold its organizational meeting Monday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. in the
media center. Items on the agenda will include the election of
officers, approval of the school improvement plan and budget
requests. All parents are invited. For information, call (863) 462-
5025.
Girl Scouts plan sign-up session
There will be an information and registration session for Girl
Scouts on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. The session will
be held in the cafeteria at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus,
610 S.W Second Ave. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at
(863) 634-0465.
Political rally planned in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association will host a Glades
County political rally at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Com-
munity Center, 760 S.R. 78 W. State, circuit and local candidates
will be speaking and available afterwards for questions. Refresh-
ments will be served. For information, contact Rogel Brown at
(863) 467.6596.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Friday, Sept. 1, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.
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, 4550 U.S. 441 N., is offering
a free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams on the importance
of a healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, and 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 informa-
tion, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.
Ronald McDonald to visit library
Ronald McDonald will appear at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. He will
be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Challenge
program and encourage children in grads kindergarten through
five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card through-
out the month of September. During the program, children who
sign up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a
Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's
food, while supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's
Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee County
Library. For information, call (86) 763,3536.
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.
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 opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday,
Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light
refreshments will be served.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held 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. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact instruc-
tor 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 Letcher will also attend the
meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone want-
ing to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to
the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469.
OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at
(863) 763-6064 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting.
Church will host bingo games


Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.,
will start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-3727.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45
p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall at 425 S.W 28
St. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.
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The following Okeechobee
High School games will take
place during the week of Aug. 28
through Sept. 1:
Varsity football: Sept. 1-OHS
vs. Avon Park at Brahman Field.
Game time: 7:30 p.m.
Junior varsity football: Aug. 31-
OHS vs. South Fork at Brahman
Field. Game time: 7p.m.
Swimming: Aug. 31-QHS vs.
Ft. Pierce Central, Port St. Lucie
and John Carroll at the Indian
River Community College swim-
ming pool in Ft. Pierce. Meet
starts at 5 p.m.


Volleyball: Aug. 29-OHS vs. Ft.
Pierce Westwood (district and
TLC match) at OHS gym. Junior
varsity begins at 5 p.m. Varsity
begins at 6 p.m.
Boys' Golf: Aug. 29-OHS vs.
Lincoln Park-Treasure Coast at
Indian Hills in Ft. Pierce. Match
starts at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31-OHS vs.
John Carroll at Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Match starts at
3:30 p.m.
Girls' Golf: Aug. 29-OHS vs.
Lincoln Park-Treasure Coast at
SLW-PGA (St. Lucie). Match
begins at 3:30 p.m.


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MVP
Kelley Statton was named the Okeechobee County Parks
& Recreation 2006 Summer Softball League Women's
Division Most Valuable Player (MVP).


|Spring turkey hunt

!applications available
Special-opportunity spring area selected.
turkey hunt applications, for the Participation rules limit out-of-
2007 season, are now available state hunters to one permit per
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife hunt. These special hunts have
Conservation Commission (FWC). been created for, sportsmen look-
To apply, hunters can obtain ing to take an Osceola, the "crown
applications at MyFWC.com and at jewel,"of thd urkey hunters' Gtand
all FWC regional offices. Applica- Slam. The FWC designs special-
tions will be accepted at opportunity turkey hunts to take
i MyFWC.com, county tax collec- place on large tracts of land, with
tors' offices or at any license agent great habitat, healthy turkey popu-
beginning 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 12 lations and with a limited number
and must be received by midnight of hunters.
Oct. 17. A random drawing decides
who will receive the coveted per- The Osceola is a highly prized
mits. subspecies of wild turkey, which
Demand for these hunts is typi- occurs only in peninsular Florida,
call greater than the number of and can be found south of and
available permits, but hunters can including Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua,
increase their chances of being Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval
selected by submitting as many $5 counties. All hunts take place with-
nonrefundable applications as they in'the Osceola turkey's range.
like. Successful applicants pay an For more information on spe-
additional $50 $175, depending cial-opportunity Osceola turkey
on the special-opportunity hunt hunts, visit MyFWC.com/hunting.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
OHS volleyball team
Members of the Lady Brahman volleyball team prepared
to return the Lady Tigers' serve Thursday evening at the
Okeechobee High School gymnasium.


Sports Briefs


OCRA grid
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tack-
le football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place
Sept. 9, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W 27th Lane,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians must
accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is. required.,,, ,
SThe enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and $60.,
per participant in the flag football.
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to
children 6 to 12 years of age.
Youth soccer
sign-ups slated
Registration for the. Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and
ending Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at the
department's office at 640 N.W.


27th Lane in the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
child.
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under
and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a copy of the
participant's birth certificate at the
time of registration. The partici-
pant's age as of Dec., 31, 2006, will
determine their age division. .
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.r
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Satur-
day, Sept. 30. League play will end
before Christmas.
For information, call (863) 763-
6950.
Tourney trail
to start Sept. 2
The Christian Team Trail will
not hold their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
July and August.
, They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 25,
through Thursday, Aug. 31, 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 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Devil Wears Prada"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III-"Accepted" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7and9p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens ate $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Satur-
day from II a.m. untiil2:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-


son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in'June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone wish-
ing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
4630.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
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1 Lost 135
' Give Away 140
SGarage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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SBag of New Clothes, parking
I lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
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
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used items In
the classieflds


BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
CATS (2), To good homes, 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
2/2 mo. old w/shots &
worming. (863)763-8892
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
homes. (863)634-6601
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 11/2 yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493


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NEWSPAPER.,
makes you a more infoned
and Interesting person. No
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U ..arage/
Yard Saes 014


Em yment -205
Employment -



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Sales 230







competent
220OR 440 CSR
Pik pication opening.
Call 863-4resume67-0331 for appt
A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer/Internet skills.
Pick uD application
@100SW15th St.or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

. CONSTRUCTION
i WORKERS
I Exp'd workers needed for
Petroleum Industry
"Pipe Fitters
IEquipment Operators
IElectrician's Helpers
1 Laborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
need apply. Clean driving
record. Weekly travel req'd I
in FI. DFWR 401K,
Paid Holidays/Vacation
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
772-468-3689
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sMeds."


COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
Koebernik Trucking ~
Call (863)467-9930
Experienced Tractor Driver
needed for large dairy farm.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
DFWR (863)763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon,
FIELD/SHOP MECHANICS
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
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
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
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SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
INSTALLER
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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TICKET WRITER/SCALE
HOUSE OPERATOR
Needed for Dredging Company
7a- 5p Weekdays
Call (863)763-3905


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


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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


Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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


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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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
It sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check withlhe 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.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscelaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
863-467-4328


AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
(863)467-8339
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&I in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm


REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
(561)625-4306
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


SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
(863)467-0538



CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
(863)357-6315
ELITE COMPOSED ROOF"IN.
PANELS- New 4 W \38eL'.'
3" insulation $2000 ior all
will sellsep(8631763-501
SHOP LIGHTS (4), noads {4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all, will separate.
(863)357-1352
WINDOWS (3)
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044


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-
Belle
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offered! 863-763-8943



COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
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
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all,
(863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
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 TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253


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.
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
shelves, $75
(863)675-2392
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
condition. $900
(863)697-6455
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
*tUTOiTO While 'Miji GG:o,
condition $.7

GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
condition. $1000.
(863)946-3265
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
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120.
(863)357-9946
OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.
$200 (863)675-5865
8am-Spm.
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch, leather chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
ROCKER & OTTOMAN GLIDER
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
reen 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
SLEEPER SOFA, Queen,
brown, very good condition,
$150 neg. (863)634-5095
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
$800. (239)537-4253
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942


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.



IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your own home. Used 1 mth.
$400 Negot. 863-634-0761
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olym pic Free Weights. Like-
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith _


ANN. RING, Beautiful 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 shaped, asking
$1800. (863)675-6511.


GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.


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


HOVEROUND motorized
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000.
863-763-3302
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548


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 'se.p.
(863)763-7161
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


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
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
(863)763-1504
FREE HAMSTERS
863-801-1302
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
(863)634-6087 anytime
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
PAPILLON PUPPY, champion
bloodlines, male, CKC reg.,
ready 8/31, health cert.,
$600. (407)696-9903
ROTTWEILER!CURR MIX
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. Pis.
call 863-634-7482


SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
TAMED COCKATIELS- handfed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537


TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067


AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, 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. rhirJ,.r-,lh
GENERATOR, Coleman, 5,000
watts, 6250 surge, (3) 110's &
(1) 220 plug ins, used 10
hours. $450 (863)634-5095
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423
PRESSURE WASHER- 400
psi, w/hoses, wands, tips,
trailer & 13 hp Honda Engine
$1500 firm (863)610-0756



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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OUTSIDE ANTENNA-
UHF/VHF, atleast 5ft tall,
reasonable price. Call
(863)467-0021
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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


GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
REWARD! (239)633-7173
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5820
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incld, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763


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for Commercial, Multi-Family
& Residential Properties
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We can save you time money.
When your property is empty it's costing
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Take the work out of renting your
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We run background & credit checks
We have attorney prepared leases.
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Vom 2930 Highway Rd. 710 East
Okeechobee, FL 34974

863-467-2100
or 863-697-3207
Ask for Sena or Brian


TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
(863)763-5567



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
MTD MOWER- 12HP, 38" cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy, 21", 4.5hp, sharp
blade, good cond. NEW $400,
sell $100. 863-697-2033
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
(863)467-6475
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
(863)697-6565
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HPR
lyr old, $100 or best offer
(863)763-6591
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224


RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
(772)460-0991
la1 @bellsouth.net


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



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



LARGE TOWNHOUSE
2BR/1.5BA, F/L/S. $750/mth.
No pets. Yearly lease.
863-697-1129


BASSWOOD 3BR/2BA CBS
Newly renovated, cent. a/c, all
apple's pets okay. $1250/mo.
F/L/S. 863-634-4041
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
FORT DRUM Area: 2 BR/2 BA
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance,
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
mryanderrin@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-2-16-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
nis, $1150/mo
(863)697-3008
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500.i Security to
move in. 863-61)-1000


NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint. incl. In Kings Bay.
$1 K/mth-F/L/S. 321-282-8406
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo.
Call Rick (863)697-3096



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743


Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
Point, Lake Harbour or Clewis-
ton. Home, townhome or con-
do for professional couple.
Great tenants with references
& good credit. (561)261-9747
or email info to: kilevyufl.edu


SHARE HOME- Prof. Woman
will share home near Post
Office w/ Prof. Non-smoker.
Full Hse privileges/private
room/bath. $500. mo, 1st,
last, security, share utilities
(863)763-5567 or
561)629-6213


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property 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)634-3312


BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
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 apple Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
REDUCED BY $10,000i!!
Owner Finance Available
Large 3 Bdrm.,-2 Ba w/Lake
access. LR, FR, DR, Eat in
Kitchen...Much More!
$189,500. (863)634-5236

Mobile Homes



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




Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
apple's, recently remodeled,
$950 mo. + sec. dep., cred-
it check. (786)863-3212
OKEECHOBEE- lbr, CA unfur.
nished, $500/mo, i,250, r -
posit, (863)697-1168
ON RIM CANAL: ,Sill1 1
Bdrm., $475. Ti : ii",fi6is|e:
utilities). + $300 sec. de
8 E i.3.9-7. 14 '1-1 '



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


FURNISHED 1968 Mobile
Home, adult park, 57'x12',
37x13.8 screened in Fla.
rm., $18,000 or best offer.
863)467-6549 or
863)634-9322 anytime.
Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 n bie on mal. 2BIBa, rof 2 yrs. old.
Nice neighbors, very quiet. Large endused,
attached ra. o (20x42) wished, 2 yr. dd vinl
witan w ateet, o. b in t enler-
tainment peter, lae, chairs, sleeper sola. New
storm slatlers 7106, Dade Co. approved for
130mphhunicane winds, flyendosed. Iyr.new
viny sidg, 2 separate 3 lone NCs & heal pump
for house & R. rm. New eecMc love, dsl
washer. Washor[Drfye, refigerafor wicemake
hookup. New hotwater healer.
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr., Lot 11, Okeechobee
863-467-7050- 863-697-9671
or 863-697-9106


Recreation



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



ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
863-677-2002.
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500. 863-467-8292 lv.msg.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
offer. (863)673-5058
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Gol $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. Merc.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle trIr., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trlr.
$500. 863-634-9153.
TCRAFT'BOAT; motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
-urri'py, .." $2000.
(863)697-2434



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







Okeechobee News, Monday, August 28, 2006


YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162


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



00GO 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.
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $2000
neg. (863)517-1963


POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.
(863)697-2525
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



Automobiles 4006
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Truck. 4020
Construction
Equipment 4.25
Foreign Cars .-A30
Four Wheel Driv*'4035'
Heavy Duty Truok 040
lParte Rp 'PIN 4r45
Pickup Truck. :.4J0
Sport Utility 40
Tractor Trailern 40
Utility Trailers ,4065
Vans 4070



BMW rare 53511990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
$2500. (772)475-6194
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 ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
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.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
$1500 (863)467-0668
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-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
(863)467-1000
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
(863)801-1666
MUSTANG '1965, Automatic,
vinyl top, $6300.
(863)447-040 0
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 CAMRY '97, 4 cyl.,
4 door, cold air, p/w, p/l,
good cond., good on gas.
2500 neg. (863)634-4072
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518


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-
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, 4cyi, 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
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end, Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
(863)763-8437
GENERAL P2655/70R17 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 & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
(863)447-5374
TOPPER, Fits small pick ups.
Color green. Asking $100. or
best offer. 863-763-0564 or
(863)697-8979
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
(863)763-8201
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437
P i AlIcs4


CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780
CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
(863)763-2379
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mls.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
(863)697-8575,


FORD FI00, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
(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
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931
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


DODGE DURANGO '01
cold/dual a/c, 3rd .row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mls., $6300. 863-467-2423
FORD EXPLORER '91- some
Snew parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
blshi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434


CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new fires, springs,
rights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
(863)634-4306
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166
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
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CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
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$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
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Publc 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 FlileNo. 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 n the Circuit
Courtfor Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Floridda 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
person representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must tile 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
ON THEM.
All other creditors of thedecedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unlIquIdated claims, must filetheir
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
The date of tirstpublication of this Notice
is Aug. 20,2006
Attorney lfor Personal Representatlve
WesleyR. Harvin, Esgquire
Floda Bar No. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-8
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal Representative:
Larry K.Hiler '
13756 88th Place Nhrth
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 thru 9/2/06


Community Events


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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or,
(863) 697-6320.

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

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

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

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim Senna
at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
; The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please send
information via e-mail to: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors 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 information. Each orna-
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CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
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grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
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Class of '97 plans reunion
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High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
YMS gets an A
YMS is hissing with good news. They earned an A on the
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Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

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


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Never tell anyone that a mushroom is edible


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A recent phone call to our office
suggested that I write a column
about collecting wild edible mush-
rooms. Our drier than normal sum-
mer weather has recently turned
wet. Now is the time to see these
amazing organisms pop up in Flori-
da Yards. However, please DON'T
pick the mushrooms, or consider
adding them to your dinner plate, as
many are poisonous.
Master Gardeners and Horticul-
ture Agents have a few rules that
should never be broken, such as
read the label, use research-
based recommendations, and one
more that relates to today's topic:
NEVER tell anyone that a mush-
room is edible. It's not that there are
delicious wild mushrooms out
there. There are just too many that
can make you sick or even kill you.
Mushroom identification must be
done by experts with lots of experi-
ence.
One such expert is Wakulla
County Master Gardener Bill
Petty. Today's column is adapted
from an article written by Bill. He's
an expert; has published articles in
the "Mushroom Journal" and main-
tains a website, Florida Fungi. I have
adapted his article for local use.

Know your
mushrooms
First and foremost, DO NOT


,- UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
EAT WILD MUSHROOMS unless
you are ABSOLUTELY sure you
have identified the mushroom cor-
rectly and KNOW that it is edible.
Many common mushrooms are
poisonous, and a brief newspaper
article cannot give enough infor-
mation to allow you to identify edi-
bles with certainty.
Mushroom identification is not
a casual affair: you must acquire
several good field guides, and regu-
larly go out to collect and identify
them. Then, maybe in a few years,
you will have enough confidence
to know that fungi.
The beautiful white Destroying
Angel mushroom (Amanitavirosa)
is deadly poisonous, but it is related
to an edible species. Since the
deadly one is common in our area,
leave any suspect mushroom in the
ground. Study the genus Amanita
well, and do not eat any from that
group until you have studied it for
several years.
Better yet, consult an expert to
confirm your identification of this
mushroom. If you do decide to try
eating wild mushrooms, only try
one species at a time. And be sure
to save a whole mushroom of any
that you eat in case the poison con-


trol center needs an example to
identify. Our Extension office can
also send photos or actual speci-
mens to UF/IFAS Mycologist Dr.
James Kimbrough, who can identi-
fy them.
Lawn mushrooms
As to lawn damage by mush-
rooms, they rarely cause landscape
problems. Most lawn mushrooms
are fungi that feed on decomposing
grass clippings. Sometimes mulch
that is kept too wet can also host a
crop of these decomposers.
Rather than trying to kill mush-
rooms by using expensive fungi-
cides, enjoy their beauty and toss
them in the compost pile once they
are past their prime. If you don't
like their looks, you can always
mow them down, but they will
keep coming back. Another trick is
to reduce the amount of water
added to the landscape, which will
discourage their growth.
The most common lawn mush-
room is the green-gilled
Lepiota. Also known as the Parasol
or Fairy ring mushroom, the scien-
tific name was changed to Chloro-
phyllum molybdites about thirty
years ago. (The name Lepiota mor-
gani appears in old books or
posters). These are large whitish
mushrooms (four or five inches
across the cap) with reddish-tan
scales on the cap. The center of the
cap will have dense scales, which
become sparser toward the edge.


The stem is three to five inches
long, with a ring annuluss) around
it near the top. The ring is easy to
move up and down the stalk, and
the cap breaks easily from the
stem.
This parasol or Fairy Ring mush-
room (Chlorophyllum molybdites)
was found growing in Stuart. It
shows the reddish-tan scales on the
cap. It is poisonous. To be certain of
mushroom identification, scientists
make spore prints. Place the cap on
a piece of white paper and cover it
with an up-side down bowl for a
few hours. Dust-like spores will fall
from the gills onto the paper, leav-
ing a print that looks like the under-
side of the mushroom's gills. Wash
your hands well after handling.
After the print is thoroughly dry, it
can be sprayed with a clear lacquer
and framed.
If the color of the spore print is a
light grayish-green, chances are
good those local lawn mushrooms
are the poisonous fairy ring mush-
room. Do not eat even one bite or
you will be sick (at both ends) for
three days! I know of no deaths as a
result of eating this mushroom, but
it does cause severe gastrointestinal
upset. (Note from Dan: fatal reports
of pets eating these mushrooms do
exist!)
Toadstools
& Fairy Rings
The term toadstool is thought to
indicate that mushrooms are poison-


ous, but there are instances of certain
edible mushrooms that are called
toadstools. And besides, few toad-
stools could hold a hefty Buffo toad.
Fairy Rings are another term
associated with mushrooms. Often
lawn fungi erupt in a circular pat-
tern as a result of an ever widening
ring of these soil-based fungi. There
is folklore associated with Fairy
rings, with predictions of either dire
consequences or good luck.
Golf course attendants don't like
Fairy rings. Not only do the mush-
rooms present an obstacle to the
rolling golf ball, but the ring can
also show either a circular pattern
of dark green very thick growth or a
circle of dead grass. There are
fungicides (e.g. HeritageTM) that
can suppress fairy rings, but they
are expensive.

Cultivated mushrooms
The common edible mush-
room does not grow in the wild; it
comes only from special con-
trolled environment grow houses.
There are a number of other spe-
cialty mushrooms that are found
in the produce section of the
supermarket. For example, the
Shitake mushroom is cultivated in
areas of Florida that have the right
kind of hardwood logs to support
its production.
There are some edible wild
mushrooms out there, but unless
you take the time to study them
carefully, that special meal may be


followed to a trip to the hospital if
the wrong ones are consumed. I
recommend Bill Petty's website,
Florida Fungi, or Dr. Kimbrough's
book, "Common Florida Mush-
rooms", if you want to learn more
about these natural treasures from
your Florida Yard.
Applications for the next class
of Okeechobee Master Gardeners
are still being accepted. Please
contact our office at 763-6469 if
you would like to know more
about becoming one of these out-
standing volunteers.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on wild or lawn mushrooms,
please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 3
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information,
please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy. 98 N. in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


Wildlife service proposes to amend list of protected birds


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice proposes to amend the list of
migratory birds protected by the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
If approved, the proposal would
represent the first amendments to
the list in more than 20 years.
"The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
is a landmark in wildlife conserva-
tion, protecting hundreds of
species of migratory birds that fill
the skies of North America," said
Service Director H. Dale Hall. "An
accurate and updated list of pro-
tected species will help State and
Federal wildlife and law enforce-
ment agencies protect and con-
serve our migratory bird resources,
while facilitating important scientif-
ic, educational and cultural activi-
ties."
The Service invites public com-
ment on the revised list, which was
published in the August 24, 2006
Federal Register and proposes
adding 152 species and removing
12 from the list of protected migra-
tory birds. The net increase of 140
species will bring the total number
of species protected by the MBTA
to 972.


The revised list of species pro-
tected by the MBTA will guide the
Service in issuing Federal permits
to assist in migratory bird conser-
vation and to authorize otherwise
prohibited activities, including
those related to scientific research,
Native American cultural and reli-
gious ceremonies, and injured bird
rehabilitation.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is
one of the nation's earliest conser-
vation laws, enacted in 1918 to
implement a series of treaties for
the protection of shared migratory
bird resources signed by the United
States with Canada, Japan, Mexico
and Russia. The Act prohibits take
of protected species, their nests
and eggs except as authorized and
permitted by the Service. Some of
the treaties list groups of birds that
are to be protected. This list shows
individual species that fall into
these groups and are therefore pro-
tected by the MBTA.
The 149 species proposed for
addition include two covered by
Japanese and Russian treaties that
were mistakenly omitted from the
1985 list; 26 species known to


occur in the United States acciden-
tally or occasionally prior to April
1985 but not included in the 1985
list; 60 species confirmed as occur-
ring in the United States only since
April 1985; 27 species that occur
naturally in the United States only
in the U.S. associated Pacific
Islands; and 37 formerly consid-
ered subspecies of protected
species (and only recently elevated
to full species status).
The 12 species proposed to be
removed from the list include 11
that are no longer recognized as
occurring within the boundaries of
the United States and one that is
now treated as a subspecies of a
still-protected species.
In addition, changes in the com-
mon or scientific names of 112
species are proposed to bring the
list into conformity with the Ameri-
can Ornithologists' Union's Check-
list of North American Birds, the
recognized scientific authority on
the subject.
The proposed rule also reaf-
firms a prior Service determination
that the mute swan is not protected
under the MBTA because it is non-


native and human-introduced, in
accordance with the Migratory Bird
Treaty Reform Act of 2004.
The Act provides that it is
unlawful to pursue, hunt, take,
capture, kill; attempt to take, cap-
ture or kill; possess, offer for sale or
sell, barter, purchase, deliver or
cause to be shipped, exported,
imported, transported, carried or
received any migratory bird, part,
nest, egg or product, manufac-
tured or not. Violators of the Act
may receive a maximum $250,000
fine and two years in prison.
To view the proposed rule,
please visit http://migratory-
birds.fws.gov>. Public com-
ments will be accepted through
October 23, 2006. Comments will
be accepted by postal mail sent to
Chief, Division of Migratory Bird
Management, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax
Drive, Mail Stop 4107, Arlington, VA
22203; by hand-delivery to U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Division
of Migratory Bird Management,
4501 North Fairfax Drive, Room
4000, Arlington, VA 22203; by
fax to (703) 358-2272;


or by e-mail to
.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, pro-
tecting and enhancing fish, wildlife
and plants and their habitats for the
continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the
95-million-acre National Wildlife
Refuge System, which encompass-
es 545 national wildlife refuges,
thousands of small wetlands and
other special management areas. It
also operates 69 national fish
hatcheries, 64 fishery resources


offices and 81 ecological services
field stations. The agency enforces
federal wildlife laws, administers
the Endangered Species Act, man-
ages migratory bird populations,
restores nationally significant fish-
eries, conserves and restores
wildlife habitat such as wetlands,
and helps foreign and Native Amer-
ican tribal governments with their
conservation efforts. It also over-
sees the Federal Assistance pro-
gram, which distributes hundreds
of millions of dollars in excise taxes
on fishing and hunting equipment
to state fish and wildlife agencies.


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