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Vol. 97 No. 241 Tuesday, August 29, 2006 504 Plus tax


Closings
Ernesto prompts
closing of schools
According to Ken Kenwor-
thy, assistant superintendent
of schools, Okeechobee
County schools will be open
on Tuesday, Aug. 29, but will
be closed due to Tropical
Storm Ernesto on Wednes-
day, Aug 30.
No court will
be held today
According to Chief Judge
William Roby, no court pro-
ceedings will be held in the
19th Judicial Circuit on Tues-
day, Aug. 29. Unless the
storm track changes signifi-
cantly, there will be no court
proceedings on Wednesday,
Aug. 30, as well. The 19th
Judicial Circuit consists of
State and County Court in
Indian River, Martin, Okee-
chobee and Saint Lucie
Counties. For further infor-
mation, please visit the web-
site www.Circuit 19.org. If
conditions allow, all court
proceedings will resume in
the 19th Judicial Circuit on
Thursday, Aug. 31.
Inside

Floyd and Farmer
capture tourney
Melissa Floyd, 13, and
Garrett Farmer, 15, took first
place in their individual age
groups of the Big "O0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. club bass tour-
nament Saturday afternoon
at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Floyd, who competed in the
11-14-year old division,
brought 3.8 lbs.- of bass to
the tournament scale for the
win. She also had a 1.7 lb.
fish that earned her big fish
honors in her age group.
Farmer, competing in the
15-18-year old division,
brought 7.85 lbs. to the
scale to cement the win. He
also took big fish honors
with a 2.4 lb. Okeechobee
bass.
Harrison O'Connor
placed second in the 11-14
division with 2.65 lbs. of
fish.
Second place in the 15-18
division went to Danny Cot-
tone for his 6.05 lbs. catch.
Sports, Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 417
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.13 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
15.76 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds . . . .7-9
Comics ............6
Community Events. ... .4
Crossword . . . . .7
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............10
TV .. ............. 8
Weather ............ 2

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In a routine that has become all too familiar in recent years, Okeechobee County
employees were busy Monday morning boarding up the courthouse.


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Lake can easily
hold Ernesto's
rain, adds CO]
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The U.S. Army Corp
neers '(COE) is expect
Tropical Storm Ernesto
little effect on the Hube
Dike due to Lake Okee
low levels at this time.
"We think we have n
enough capacity to
expected rains," Richar
deputy district engineer
Jacksonville district said
There is "very little c
this event causing any
at all," he added.


ly Mr. Bonner and Jim Jeffords,
y chiefof operations for the Jack-
sonville district, spoke to the
press in a telephone conference
E call on Monday, Aug. 28.
While Ernesto was designat-
ed as a tropical storm Monday, it
is anticipated to become a hurri-
cane once it dears Cuba and is
s of Engi- again over open water.
acting that At the current level of 12 feet,
) ill have Mr. Bonner said the lake has 2
'rt Hoover feet to comfortably store water.
echobee's He expected the lake level to rise
to 14 feet, which is below the
more than level normally expected this time
handle of year.
d Bonner, He said in most cases if the
for COE's locks were opened now water
1. would flow into the lake because
chance of the canals are higher than the


problems


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Locks around


lake to close


for TS Ernesto


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Motorists began topping off their gas tanks, while others filled gas cans early Monday
morning in anticipation of a visit from Ernesto later in the week.


The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) reports that five navi-
gation locks on Lake Okee-
chobee will be manned and
operated from 5 a.m. until 5
p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in
preparation for Tropical Storm
Ernesto, which is expected to


reach hurricane strength
before making landfall in Flori-
da.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, naviga-
tion locks on Lake Okee-
chobee, the Kissimmee River
and Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
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BHR man killed in single car crash


A 23-year-old Buckhead Ridge
man was killed in a one-car acci-
dent on S.R. 78 W late last week.
According to Deputy Sergeant
Gary Bell of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),


Richard S. Burton apparently lost
control of his 2006 Chrysler four-
door automobile around 10:48
p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, near
the Big 'O' RV Resort on S.R. 78 W.
Sgt. Bell's report said Mr. Burton's


car left the roadway, hit a ditch
and overturned several times.
As the car was overturning, Sgt.
Bell said Mr. Burton was ejected
from his vehicle and thrown an
estimated 150 feet.


The sergeant said Mr. Burton
was apparently traveling at a high
rate of speed, and that he was not
wearing his seat belt.
The accident is still under
investigation, said Sgt. Bell.


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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 direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax
exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
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, .ill 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.


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will be closed and unmanned
until the storm has passed and it
is safe to resume operation.
Lake Okeechobee navigation
locks G-36 (Henry Creek), S-135
(J&S Fish Camp), S-193 (Taylor
Creek), S-131 (Lakeport) have
been secured in the open position
for several months due to low
water levels.
Between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 29, these naviga-
tion locks will be manned and
operated to allow boaters on
Lake Okeechobee to reach safe
harbor. They will then close at 5
p.m. to provide flood protection
during the storm. Boaters will
not be allowed to initiate any
trips onto Lake Okeechobee on
Tuesday.
Beginning at 5 p.m. no boat
traffic will be possible.
Boaters from coastal commu-
nities or at marinas within the
Herbert Hoover Dike are encour-


aged to make safe harbor
arrangements today. The S-127
navigation lock at Buckhead
Ridge remains out of service in
the closed position while repairs
are being completed.
Navigation locks along the
Okeechobee Waterway from the
Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico are
operated by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (USACE). Naviga-
tion information for these locks
may be obtained by phoning the
USACE Clewiston Field Opera-
tions Center at (863) 983-8101.


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SFWMD has begun imple-
menting pre-storm activities and
protocols. The district is closely
monitoring the projected storm
track, along with water levels in
regional canals, lakes and water
storage areas and will re-evalu-
ate conditions regularly. during
this period and reopen the area
to navigation as soon as the situ-
ation warrants.
For information, please con-
tact the SFWMD Citizen Informa-
tion Line at 1-877-429-129-1 or
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lake.
Mr. Jeffords said the entire dike is
inspected monthly and the last
monthly inspection was completed
on Aug. 25.
Mr. Bonner said the 80 person
staff at Clewiston is on call ready to
take care of any emergency.
Even though there are some spe-
cific concerns about the dike, Mr.
Bonner noted that it has been pro-
viding protection for over 70 years.
He also stated that local flooding
maps are now available to the
press. At first COE would not release
the maps, citing fears of terrorism.
These maps show, expected flood-
ing in different areas should the
levee be breached.
Mr. Jeffords stated that material
and equipment has been reposi-
tioned around the southern end of
the dike.
During a storm, the dike is moni-
tored until the weather makes it
unsafe. The monitoring reoccurs as
soon as the weather clears.


Seminole Elementary School welcomes new teachers, from left to right, Abbey Seney,
Stephanie Schulfer, Jenna Shook, Jane Frish, Linda Gruca, Jessica Larcomb, and Amy Weber.



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Seminole students learn bus safety


Welcome to the new school
year. Our summer began with the
exciting news that Seminole Ele-
mentary earned a school grade of
"B" for a second consecutive year.
Our continued improvement and
growth is due to the dedication of
the faculty, staff, the students' hard
work, and the support from the
parents and community.
Several talented teachers, para-
professionals, and staff members
are joining our staff this year.
We're happy to welcome: Abigail
Seney, Jenna Shook, Linda Gruca,
Stephanie Schulfer, Laura Prado,
Amy Weber, Jessica Larcomb,
Erin Ellinger, Jane Frish, Monica
Markham, Vicki Davenport, Wella
Cope, Gloria Ambrose, and Tracy
Downing.
We're looking forward to
another successful school year.
Please feel free to contact us if you
have comments or questions.
Thank you for taking an active role
in your child's education.

Kindergarten
The kindergarten students are
all very excited about their first
year in school. The students prac-
ticed "The Nursery Rhyme Rap"
to perform at the first PTO meet-
ing. Many students came and gave
a wonderful performance. The
parents learned about the expec-
tations of kindergarten and strate-
gies to help at home with reading
and writing.
Mrs. Bolan's class is off to a
great start this year. They are all
getting to know one another and
have made many new friends.
Congratulations to Caitlin Rubens
for being our first Student of the
Week. Happy Birthday to Warren
Cowles (August 17) and Pedro
Sanchez (August 27).
Mrs. Jordan's class is learning
to read the color words. They fin-
ger painted and decorated lady-


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John Wendell Steele
John Wendell Steele, age 65, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 25, 2006,
at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1949, in
Colton, Ohio and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1978.
He is survived by: his wife of 40
years, Betty Lou Steele of Okee-
chobee; son, Wendell Steele of Ft.
Pierce; daughter, qIebecca\,.1Tit[-
head of Okeechobee; 'isler,"VAnna -
WitsoTrrof--OkeechoJber; grarid-
sons','Dakota and Lane, grand-
daughters, Fallon, Megan and Ash-
ley; and, great-granddaughter,
Kystina Smith.
Private graveside services will
be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the family c/o Bux-
ton Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth
St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Roy David Kolb, Jr.
Roy David Kolb, Jr., also known
as Bill and Pop Pop, age 76, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Aug.
26, 2006, at Riverview Medical
Center, Red Bank.
He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather, son, brother,
uncle and friend.
He left a lasting impression on
everyone who met him, especially
with his stories and jokes. He was
devoted to his family, friends and
the community in which he lived,


Brinadan Forest. He will be dearly
missed.
Mr. Kolb was born in Port Mon-
mouth and lived in Holmdel for 29
years before moving to Florida 14
years ago.
He was a former member of
the Middletown Elks and a mem-
ber of AA for 40 years. He was an
antique buff and owned a 1931
Model A Ford pickup and a 1950
-Mercur\ He also enjoyed yLard
gales. lHe viOs'a-member of the
,Middl.tpwn.,Board,fL Edgcalipn
forl0years.
Mr. Kolb was a construction
worker and excavator for 20 years,
for Roy Kolb Excavating in
Holmdel, before retiring in 1992.


He is predeceased by: his par-
ents, Roy D. and Viola Gillette
Kolb, Sr.
He is survived by: his wife of 55
years, Mildred Westendorf Kolb;
three children, Karen and Joe
Gutowsky of Holmdel, Candice
and Jim Kline of Iselin, and Roy D.
Kolb, III of Leesburg, Fla.; sister,
Patricia Henningsen of Port Mon-
mouth; grandchildren; Richard
and Kelly, Stephanie and Elizabeth
Kline-and Joanne.;Gutowsky; and,?,
a great-grandson, Richard Kl.ine, Jr.
and many loving friends in Florida.
Visitation will be Wednesday
from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9
p.m. with a funeral service at 8
p.m. at Laurel Funeral Home, 201


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Laurel Ave., West Keansburg with
Reverend John Painter officiating.
Cremation will take place at Mon-
mouth Memorial Park Crematory,
Tinton Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations to
Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park
Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908, in Mr.
Kolb's memory would be appreci-
ated by his family.


bugs for the color red and painted
Little Boy Blue for blue. Chester
the raccoon has enjoyed visiting in
the students' homes. He is sharing
his mother's old --/
secret of "the kiss-r
ing hand" to help
the students
remember that
while they are at
school, mom still loves
them. A big "thank you" goes to
the volunteers who helped our
class with the swimming instruc-
tion. The students learned to blow
bubbles, to act like alligators, and
to act like crabs in the water. Con-
gratulations to the student of the
week, Margaret Santamarina.
Margaret has been present every-
day and shows very good listening
skills.
First grade
Miss Dominick's class did a
great job learning the rules and
procedures the first week. We are
now working hard at learning
basic addition. Congratulations to
Camryn Thomas for earning stu-
dent of the week!
Student of the Week last week
in Mrs. Yeilding's first grade class
was Dalton Arnold. This week
Vicente Gonzales holds that
honor. These boys have both been
good listeners and have diligently
followed the rules in class. The
excited first grade students went
to the pool on three different occa-
sions to brush up on their swim-
ming skills. Thank you, Ms. Rucks,
for helping to teach us to swim!
First grade students have been
practicing following school and
class rules and are learning about
the Character Counts Program
and the traits that will be stressed
this year. They've been practicing
the song "Let's Get Fit", a math
counting song. They are having
fun learning to count to 100 and at
the same time exercising.


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Second grade
Mrs. Elders' class is off to a
great start to a new year. The stu-
dents are eager to show off their
reading and math skills. Please
read your child's agenda every
night.
Ms. Martin's class is excited
about the new school year.
Everyone is eager to read to earn
steps of 100 Book Challenge.
They are working on addition
facts in math. Remember to read
with your child each night and
ask lots of questions to help with
their comprehension.
Mrs. McClanahan's class has
started the new school year read-
ing 100 Book Challenge books
inching their way to that first
charm. Remember parents that
for every 15 minutes of reading, a
step is given on your child's read-.
ing log.
Mrs. Perry is thrilled to have
100 Book Challenge in their
class. There are two students tied
for the lead. Congratulations to
Morgan Bolan and Gabriel Her-
nandez for the most steps this
week! They have surpassed our
goal of 22 steps by Friday. Our
first Star Student for the year was
Morgan Bolan she had an out-
standing week. Way to go, Mor-
gan!
I Mrs. Perv'iss' class is begin-
ning the new year as they blast
off for the stars by earning steps
through 100 Book Challenge.
Their rockets are aiming for 20
steps by Friday. Good Luck! Also
don't be surprised if you see but-
terflies, ladybugs, or ants roam-
ing about their classroom as they
learn about insects in science.
Parents please read the story of
the week with your child every
night and encourage them to
study their spelling words.


Ms. Kenney, media specialist,
welcomed the students this year
with an orientation of the library
and a preview of some of the
new and exciting books to read!
Books such as "Owen & Mzee", a
true story of friendship between
a tortoise and a baby hippo,
"Young Teddy Roosevelt", a biog-
raphy about his boyhood days,
"Magic School Bus" and "Magic
Tree House" series, and many,
many more are on the shelves
ready for students! Students also
observed a bus evacuation video
and modeled the safe way to get
on and off the bus. Welcome
back! We are looking forward to
a great year in the library!
Art classes, under the direc-
tion of Mrs. Waldron, have been
creating pictures utilizing fabric
samples for the apples, construc-
tion paper for the stems, and felt
for the leaves gluing them onto a
9 x 12 white paper.
Mrs. Guthrie's computer lab
classes have been learning the
proper way to sign on and take
care of computers.
Ms. Rucks is teaching the
kindergarten through third
grades at the Sports Complex
about water safety, floating, and
basic swimming skills.
In music, Mrs. .Ellinger's,
kindergarten and first graders
have been exploring steady beat
and rhythm with speaking
chants, singing songs, and move-
ment. Second and third grade
classes have been busy playing
the drums to the rhythm of their
names while fourth and fifth
graders have been creating their
own spoken chants by writing
the words and the rhythms.
Seminole welcomes Mrs. Erin
Ellinger to our team!


---- Ourdoved ones never
Triy leave us...
They live on in
The kindness
SThey showed,
The comfort
They shared,
And the love
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Community Events


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 meeting
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.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. The
diabetes support group is a free community program and meets
monthly on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. For information contact
Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093. Registration Is not
required.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memory Keep-
er's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me
Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad -
The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the
library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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 Sluhrt. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who,
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers mist be 21 years of age, siibmit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a per-
sonal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For informa-
tion, 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 Okeechobee.
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will 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.




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Letter to the Editor


Get out
and vote
It's been a while since the last
election so I haven't written any
words of wisdom to the Okee-
chobee News. I feel I have a civic
duty to share some knowledge
with some of you that may not
know who's running for commis-
sioner and county judge.
I'm just the man to hear it
from.
I've known everyone running,
except our county judge that's


probably a good thing but in
four years I should have at least
shaken her hand, but no hand-
shake; no meetings with her so I
can't possibly give her my vote.
I grew up with Jerry Bryant
and know him very well. He's a
self-made, educated gentleman
that would give you the shirt off
.his back and that's even if he
doesn't know you. Think what a
great county judge this man will
be.
Well, he's number one.
Next is Gene Woods, also a
self-made man, who loves the


Community Events

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 Ken-
worthy 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 Okee-
chobee 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. contemporary;
and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information,
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 throughout
the month of September. During the program, children who sign
up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a Read-
ing 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.
Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Sept. 8, in the board room of the Okeechobee County
School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum
provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our
community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision
makers. The public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.
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. Sec-
ond 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 repre-
sentative from Creative Memories to assist you with your scrap-
booking 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 Okee-
chobee.
Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday, Sept.
9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light refresh-
ments 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 instructor
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how
to select and care for small animals. They are not required to sell
their animals, but do show them at county events. At their first
meeting, club members will elect officers and make planS for the
year. Local veterinarian Dr. James Letcher will also attend the
meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone Wanting
to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to the
Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-
H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 8 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.


county he lives in and cares for
the people that live here and he is
definitely a 24-hour, seven-day-a-
week commissioner. His phone
and mind is always open to you
and me and he is going to contin-
ue to be a great commissioner. He
is, hands down, the most quali-
fied and one of the hardest work-
ers we have in this great county of
ours.
Third, but certainly not last, is
John Abney. I grew up with John.
He is well versed with all county
functions and knows the people
you have to know in Tallahassee


to get anything done. He, too, is a
seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day
commissioner. He alone has
brought Okeechobee into the
next century and will continue to
work just as hard to bring us into
the next.
Well folks, that's all my wis-
dom this year.
Just remember, I warned you
about George W and you let me
down. But, live and let live I say.
Get out and vote

Steve Watford


Upcoming Events

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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
A.A. meeting 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 tha Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. ThisWill.beacldsed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in-the New Horizon-building,
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 information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
A.A. Closedbig 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 interest-
ed 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 fel-
lowship 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 Lan-
guage 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, informa-
tion 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 information, 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 Ollle
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 meet-
ing.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Na'-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
morenormal 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 inforrlatiotn, call (863)
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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 Sundayat 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, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent-boys.-If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language
classes, Monday -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 educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon;
Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, English as a sec-
ond language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.


Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.


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Share-arid. 115
daiid ofThanka 120
ihMeenorlam 125
Foe .d 130
w A- y 140 Em lo ment
Garage/Yard Sale 145 LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
Peisonale 150 male. Free to good home.
Special Notices 155 2V2 mo. old w/shots &
900 Numbers 160 wormind. (863)763-8892
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females, EmIyFient
solid Full.T en- 205
solid white w/red nose. 3 Employment.
mos. old. Need lov ng Medical 210
Bag of New Clothes, parking homes. (863)634-6601 Emplment.
lot, front of Family Dollar PITBULL, To good home, artT e 15
Store on 70 East. Call to male, 1/ yrs. old, friendly, : ante 220
identify. 863-763-0346 aft5 needs room to run. Owner Job Information 225
CATS (2) Neutered males. Call moving. (863)634-9493 Job Training 227
tolD. (863)357-3225 SCRAPE IRON, You haul. Sales 230
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TIMBERWOLF/ALASKAN Epye
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2), Malimute, Male, 4yrs.old, Fui
male & female, about 9 mos. 113lbs. Free to good home on-
old. Prefer to stay together. ly. Moving! 863-801-1398 220 OR 440 CSR
(863)227-2600 position opening.
When ( doing those chores Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
CATS (2), To good homes. 1 Is doing you In, It,'s time
neutered male & 1 spayed to look for a helper In A Hi-tech company needs:
female. (863)467-7536 the classieds. TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer/Internet skills.
Do-It-Yourself Ideas Pickupapplication
@100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
ALL ABOUT YOU
SSCAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
forthe Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions,
Please call (863)824-8733
NR # 30211037



ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
Heritage Cradle (AM & PM)
Handsome and sturdy, this classic cradle is a quick (AM & PM)
and fun do-it-yourself project. Designed for wood- For Busy
workers of all skill levels, it requires only 14 pieces Restaurant
that are all (except for the straight ones) traced from
full-size patterns. The cradle is designed to hold a Apply Within
bassinet pad, which can be purchased or made at 1111 Parrot Ave.
home, and has integral handholds that make it easy to
carry. COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
The completed cradle measures 33 inches long by Buckhead Ridge
27 inches wide by 27 inches tall. Fax resume to (772)546-3482
Heritage Cradle plan (No. 666)... $9.95 or call (772)546-4191
Cradles Package (No. C32) DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.
Four projects incl. 666... $24.95 Needed to pull mulch & sod.
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00 Koebernlk Trucking
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders) Call (863)467-9930
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to FIELD/SHOP MECHANICS
clip & send w/check to: include your name, CAT Exp. Pref., solid ave
U-Bild Features address and the name of with comp. salary.
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow (561)793-0322, Ext. 106
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery. FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD TRUCK DRIVER
u-bild.0om) CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Money Back Guarantee Pref, Comp,, Salary plus OT
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attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
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benefits including medical, dental &
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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.
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food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477



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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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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


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 Or,
Okeechobee FL 34972
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.


READING A
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makes you a more informed
and interestHng person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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sidered fraudulent. In all
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the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
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Services



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.
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No jobto big or small. 'Free'.
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Anti ues 510
Appances 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, Et. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULines & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
u Pools & Supples 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s& Games 730
VWtRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


A/C 2 1/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
863-674-0467
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
863-467-4328
Shop here lirsti
The classified ads


REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&l in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100 (863)983-7775
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
(561)625-4306


WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)697-3316


SCHWINN 1955- Original con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.
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
DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond; $10 (863)675-1098
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
SHOP LIGHTS (4), holds (4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all, will separate.
(863)357-1352
STAIRCASE, White, woodc
-gain/fiberglass with railing,
32"w xxW2"h x 44"1. $95.
(863)599-0833 Clewislon
WINDOWS (3)
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044


CARPET- 8.5 X 11 white
never used, 15.00
(863)675-1098
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
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare Items. $600 al or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbestofferll 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)843-015,8
PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almost new. $250.
863-467-5756
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 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, 5W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
shelves, $75
(863)675-2392
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Birch oodh beautiful, mint
coOndllop $900
, (863)697,55 .
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
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
KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX-
SPRING, clean, $80
(863)983-7775
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-5pm.
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/
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
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
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75.863-673-6295
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Items In
the classllleds


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.


S&W MODEL 686- SS, 357
combat mag, speed loader,
trigger lock $400
(863)763-4961



OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
WEIGHT BENCH
with weights. $75.
863-673-6295


ANN. RING, Beautiful l/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'



PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,
white metal w/clear glass
tops. $175 (561)629-6213


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
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
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


BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
(863)304-6310
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fernn, 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,
u to date on shots, $250.
(963)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- handed
babys, $30 without 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



BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
lap. c. ,a iril $1000 neg
.8,14R-67-2 82 ..


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


AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-Q427
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
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 alil 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, atleast5ft 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

Agricullre



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeediProducts 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


HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082


*~ea Not ic


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
TAYLOR CREEK, 3br, 2ba,
Fireplace, Covered boat dock.
$1400. mo. Ref. req. Florida.
Realty Pro. (863)357-1200
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake Okee
access. 2 scrn. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
$1350/mth. 561-385-5979
jamesfallon@hotmail.com



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831


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



BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500. 863-467-8292 Iv.msg.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$600. neg. (863)634-0387
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963


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MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
REWARDI (239)633-7173
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles Incid, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763
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,
11 hp, older model, $200
(863)697-6565
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500.
863-467-6475
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
separately. 863-467-6475


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



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
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
mr. + 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
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
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/28A
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint, incl. In Kings Bay.
$1K/mth-F/L/S. 321-282-8406
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-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156


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. ,' "f2. '09
REDUCED BY $10,000!!!
Owner Finance Available
Large 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba w/Lake
access. LR, FR, DR, Eat in
Kitchen...Much More!
$189,500. (863)634-5236


Basswood Estates -
I By Owner, 2 Lots ..
4 ai eeiEih j). i.-0"0 each
or best offer (407)973-6503

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, $250 de-
posit, (863)697-1168 '
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214





rm., $18,000 or best offer.
(863)467-6549 or
(863)634-9322 anytime.
Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
1442 mobile on canal. 2Bd1a, roof 2 y is old.
Nice neighbors, very quiet, Large enclosed,
attached Fla. room (20x42) wished,2 yr. old vinyl
,4 ,, .. , ,,, i l ,j ,, ,l In 11 ,' I il., ,
tainment center, able, chairs, sleeper sofa. New
storm shutters 7106, Dade Co. approved for
130mph hurricane winds, fully enclosed. 1 yr. new
vinyl siding, 2 separate 3 toneNC's & heal pump
for house & Fla, rm, New electric stove, dish-
washer, Washerl/Dryer, religerator wricemaker
hookup. New hot water heater,
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr, Lot 11, Okeechobee
863-467-7050e 863-6g7-9671
or863-697-9t106
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472

Recreation


FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
GILL-GETTER 2001 Pontoon
25hp, 4 stroke, trailer,
troll.mtr. Extras. $5500.
863-612-0093/239-872-2847
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
sep. (863)509-3260
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle trlr., $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,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434






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readers are more popular!



FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K I'ti $175.
(863)610-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(863)610-1120



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


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
details. (239)357-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
(863)673-5251
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $- 19
863-612-0093/239-87.2-268
'SUZUKI- '06:: SV650. 1'8') mi
1' 1300 ji.,:' : ,Jle1 Mw-ir
I. 1. '' ...ic inc,,r j.e o Mw r
Anri'itiiri $.-4600
(863)357-7406



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. (.EF3167'1-0539 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, $1500
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.


Adirondack Loveseat
Now do-it-yourselfers can enjoy the classic design
and beauty of Adirondack-style outdoor furniture
without the prohibitive cost. Designed for wood-
workers of all skill levels, this handsome Adirondack
loveseat features full-size traceable patterns for all
curved cuts, making it an ideal project for beginners.
The completed loveseat measures about 47 inches
long by 38 inches deep by 38 inches tall.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with 15 photos, full-size traceable patterns and
more.
Adirondack Loveseat plan (No. 805) ... $9.95
Adirondack Quartet (No. C64)
Four projects incl. 805 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


Do-It-Your


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, 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
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
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87 For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451


self Ideas


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
$2500 (863)673-4100
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
FORD TAURUS 91-strong y
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
HYUNDAI ACCENT- '96, 5
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
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-
tie 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)447-0400
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
(86),63-008-14
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/I,
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, -
I.jn,. $2200 18.63)i69 ,7 -i
or (6, ).,-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good,.
i:ornd g ,ooid ltn 6 ,-riarger
j8631763-)063
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Okanchnhas NeWS. Tuesday. Auaust 29. 2006


REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370


I *uli N t i


REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398


Do-It-Yourself Ideas



















Corner Hutch
Now do-it-yourselfers can take advantage of that
empty corner in the dining room or kitchen with this
corner hutch project. Designed for woodworkers of
all skill levels, the project features simple construc-
tion techniques and full-size traceable patterns for
the curved cuts. The completed comer hutch mea-
sures about 21 inches on each side by 66 inches tall.
Corner Hutch plan (No. 426) ... $8.95
Hutches Package (No. C26)
Four projects incl. 426 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
.a Money Back Guarantee


REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$1 0. (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
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
(863)763-8201
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437
, ka TIks I


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 RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spid., 4 cyl., 57k org. mis.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many hew parts In-
cluding motor. $900
(863)697-8575


Fu*rc gN-o


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at
9:00 a.m. In the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Cpmmission Meeting Room,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing Is to receive
public comments In consideration of the abandonment of a county right-of-way
own as NW 67th Lane and that is further described as follows:
All of the 66 foot wide county maintained right-of-way known as NW 67th Lane and
ly ng In a Portion of Section 26, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee
County, Flrida, and being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 26; Thence North 88*47'57"
West, for 665.53 feet, said point being on the Easterly right-of-way line of US
Highway 98, the following two (2) courses being along sad Eastedy riht-of-way
line; Thence North 390*1824" Wes, for 1,540.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, said pont being the Intersection of said Easterly right-of-way line and the
Southeastey corner of a 66.00 foot wide Coupty maintained road fight-of-way as
referenced and described in Official Records Book 353, at Page 493, of the Public
Records, Okeechohee County, Florida; Thence continue North 3918'24" West, for
66.11 feet, said point being the intersection of said Eastey right-of-way line and
the Southwestery corner of said County maintained road right-of-way, the follow-
ing three (3) courses being along said maintained right-of-way; Thence North
53057'34" East, for 845.01 feet; Thence South 36*02'26" East, for 66.00 feet;
Thence South 53'5734" West, for 841.24 feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made and that the record In-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0034
158312 ON8/29/06


FORD F100, '83, auto air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
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 '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979


CHEVY BLAZER 4X4'82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
DODGE DURANGO'01
cold/dual a/c, 3rd row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mis., $6300. 863-467-2423
FORD EXPLORER '91- some
new parts, leeds Irans 1,300
or best offer (863)634-8647
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
: new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifieds.


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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 Accopted Through: September 22, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. Proposals received aft-
terthis date and time will be returned unopened.
Instructions: You may hand deliver.or mail bids In a seated envelope labeled
"Aquatic Vegetation Management Contract Bid' to the Board of County Commis-
sloners, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For additional
Information or to visit the sites please contact Vernon Gray at 8663-467-5505.
Service Requirements: This contract will be for full service aquatic vegetation
management of the stormwater structures, e.g. outlets/Inlets, ditches, canals, de-
tention ponds, at the Okeechobee County Airport and Airport Industrial Park,
These structures primadly consist of four (4) detention ponds and approximately
six (6) miles of drainage ditches/canals.
Required Tasks Tre cOp 01 ie juj tiC v e'lalui iTiini'.rsIglTi n sicc rall
cor"'iI'I ol reemiclde ai pphijatlri to0 cOrInol iiTier's l vgr'tO ri d irorelire
,gra anda DIun or [ne purpmoe of midmining uiioitrucitd saolrmnwle rain.
,ge iirvilu Curalil 1coni r a minrnium l iuar ltr ifispe*oi; ad UITaTiilt.
n fcrOed toill aara illuat agtill' giowil EItai *1 c DE tu r lucTu
ad in 3 a mannr consiient wni -acnl water management pidrctes usim onrl
,riTdicA. tri.n nve a Ie i margin a st iifor fiin walifwlt ara human U t In
roiOlarmance A r apc11o1Ie Sm ta and itral liws regulanons aand ules Tr
Corn-acto, will agire t inderirnny ire Couitiy fr any aloolWor,01 auen laws. rules
a- dir reulOOonO
BIdO : Interested Contractors are requested to submit the following Information tc
perform the described contract. I .
.Equipment, chemicals and methods to be used to perform the work.
.Number of workersto be used to perform the work.
3. Experience as a licensed aquatic herbicide applicallton contractor.
4. Proposed coatto perform this work a minimum of everythree months.
5. Proof of liability Insurance. .
6.Proof of required licensess.
7.A minimum of three (3) work-related references.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commisslaioners Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
158030 ON 8/29/06


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
rights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
$2500. (863)634-4306
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pmr
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201


UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gie axle car trailer. $450 or
uest offer (8631632-9166
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 cola AC
$2000 or best oiler
(785)229-2241


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. Rioe Number
2006-CP-195 is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 NWThird Street, Okeechobee,
Forida 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
setforthbeow.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decdents estate, including.
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom acopyofthis notice
Is served mustfie their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
GOR30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF ACOPYOFTHIS NOTICE
ON THEM, : ,
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands againstdecdenfs.estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unllquidated claims, must file their
claims withilstcourt WITHIN 3
.MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF.THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
"ree oate o firn pubilco on of itrn Notice
I, AugJ 2u 20u6
Attorney for Personal Representative
WesleyR. Harvin, Esquire
FloridaBarNo. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal RepresernauBe:
Urn i. Hiilr
1356 8bin Piace Normn
R0l3 Pa3lm teira,, [L L33412
15602ONf8t'2u'hid 92'a06



DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
(863)201-3492

Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
'$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-DP-006
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.R.C. DOB: 6/4/04
Mother ofthe minor child:
Elizabeth Cox
TO: Father of D.R.C., Anthony Booker
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEK
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO D.R.C. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 4TH DAY OF JUNE 2004. THE
CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF
PALM BEACH COUNTY, IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, YOU ARE COMMANDED
TO BE AND APPEAR BEFORE A
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
JUVENILE DIVISION.IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF
SEPTEMBER, 2006, FOR HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PE-
TITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
-FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR Al
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAYBE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID.
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 3rd DAY OF AUGUST, 2006.
SSHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Thomas
S DEPUTYCLERK




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auto, a/c, 4 cyl.eng, 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500 firm. 863-763-3190


Community Events


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 gymnasi-
um 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 information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-Q518.

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

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's Houseis in need of an updated working computer for their
shelter. It just needs to ha% e 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 It there is no answer, please leave a mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.

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

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

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "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
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.mr. The month of August may
be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are
needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.






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Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right 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 e-ectric 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 al 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 Rauierson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
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 pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested' in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


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

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 -I 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 arty day or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for a vol-
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 execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 am. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We
are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/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 language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day 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 Libiary, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge arid word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.


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SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 29,2006


JUDGE


Jared Fountain is the club's newest member. He hooked a
1.15 Ib. bass in his first club tournament.


Submitted to Okeechobee News Janice Floyd
Melissa Floyd took first place in the 11-14 year-old division of
the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tournament Sat-
urday morning at Okee-Tantie Marina. She brought 3.8 Ibs. 6f
fish to the scale for the win. Floyd also had the big fish of the
division. It weighed 1.7 Ilbs.


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Floyd and Farmer capture teen bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Melissa Floyd, 13, and Garrett
Farmer, 15, took first place in
their individual age groups of the
Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. club
bass tournament Saturday after-
noon at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Floyd, who competed in the 11-
14-year old division, brought 3.8
lbs. of bass to the tournament


scale for the win. She also had a
1.7 lb. fish that earned her big:
fish honors in her age group.
Farmer, competing in the 15-
18-year old division, brought
7.85 lbs. to the scale to cement
the win. He also took big fish
honors with a 2.4 lb. Okee-
chobee bass.
Harrison O'Connor placed
second in the 11-14 division with


Sports Brief

OCRA grid sign ups slated.
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle 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.
The 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.


2.65 lbs. of fish.
Second place in the 15-18
division went to Danny Cottone
for his 6.05 lbs. catch.
Eighteen teen anglers hauled
in a total of 34 fish weighing 40.3
lbs. The anglers will head to
state competition on Oct. 1.
"We would like the commu-
nity to know how much we
appreciated all the support we
received at our car wash


fundraiser at Wal-Mart last
month," stated Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. secretary treasurerf
Janice'Floyd. The money that the
club raised will help send all
club members to state competi-
tion.
For information on the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc., contact
Charlie Hays at (863) 76.3.2332
or Janice Floyd at (863) 467-4327
or (863). 697-0914.


OG & CC Weekly Results


PI.G.S. League
Aug. 22: First place-Ma.\ Sher-
ry. Second place-Frank Noble.
Last place-John Nickelson. Clos-
est to pin-(2) Earnie Whaley, (8)
Randy Ketcherside, (11) Randy
Ketcherside and (17) Frank
Noble.
Aug. 23: First place-George
Guydosh. Second place-Russ
Adams. Last place-Jack Forde.,
Closest to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8)


Russ Adams, .11 ) Randy Ketcher-
side and (17) no one.
Aug. 25: First place-Lowell
Donaldson. Second place-Russ
Adanms. Last place-Jack Cofield.
Closest to pin-(2) Randy Ketcher-
side, (8) Jim Whitmore, (11)
Earnie Whaley and (17) Kenny
Clirran.
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tournament to be held on Oct. 14.


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