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Vol. 97 No. 243 Thursday, August 31, 2006 50$ Plus tax


Openings
All Okeechobee County
schools will resume normal
operations on Thursday, Aug.
31.
All city and county offices
will resume normal opera-
tions on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Okeechobee County
Library will be open Thursday,
Aug.31.
All Florida Community
Health Center locations in
Clewiston, Okeechobee,
Indiantown, Fort Pierce and
Port St. Lucie will resume nor-
mal schedules on Thursday,
Aug. 31.
The Okeechobee County
Health Department will
resume normal operation
Thursday, Aug. 31.
Okeechobee County
Senior Services will resume
normal services on Thursday,
Aug.31.
Waste Management will
resume normal operations on
Thursday, Aug. 31, but will be
one day behind. They will
continue pick-up service
through Saturday, Sept. 1.
Also, the Okeechobee
Landfill will reopen Thursday,
Aug. 31, with normal business
hours.
School hosting
special breakfast
Yearling Middle School,
925 N.W 23rd Lane, will host
a breakfast for all its volun-
teers Friday, Sept. 1, from 9
until 10 a.m. in the school's
lounge.
For information, contact
either Ms. Kovalsky or Ms.
Markham at (863) 462-5056.
U.S. wins
over German3
SAITAMA, Japan Once
S they realized they couldn't
shoot, the Americans knew
they had to make sure Dirk
Nowitzki couldn't, either.
Carmelo Anthony scored
10 of his 19 points in the third
quarter, when the United
States finally took control with
its pressure defense, and the
Americans went on to beat
Germany 85-65 Wednesday
night in the quarterfinals of
the world championships.
The U.S. overcame its
worst offensive performance
of the tournament with one of
its best defensive efforts, limit-
ing Germany to 26 points in
the second half and forcing
Nowitzki to miss nine of his 12
shots.
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 32.7
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.16 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . . . .9-11
Comics . . . . . .8
Community Events .L. .4
Crossword . . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .6
TV . . . . . . . .11
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The approach of Tropical Depression Ernesto caused officials of the First United
Methodist Church to use their new hurricane shutters for the first time to protect the
church's stained glass windows.


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The U-Save Supermarket on South Parrott Avenue opened for business early Wednes-
day, Aug. 30, when it became evident Tropical Depression Ernesto was going to pass by
without little impact on Okeechobee.


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By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
The impending Tropical
Depression Ernesto had all the
citizens of Okeechobee County
in a fury scrambling for sup-
plies in preparation for the
storm. They are now relieved
that the worst possible scenario
has passed and everyone can
breathe easy that he passed
through unnoticed.
Ernesto was downgraded to
a tropical depression as it got to
Okeechobee County and just
brought some rain and light
winds to our streets. This after-
math is much better than what


was expected with a category
one hurricane.
Ernesto, originally a tropical
storm turned hurricane, turned
tropical storm again, was
downgraded to a depression
Wednesday as it made its way
through the state of Florida.
People were more prepared
for Ernesto because of the past
being so prevalent in the mem-
ory of all. Kalrina's anniversary
made everyone realize that
they should heed all warnings
and gather all supplies and pre-
pare their residences for the
upcoming threat of a storm.
See Ernesto Page 2


T.D. Ernesto

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is a non-event


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Wednesday, Aug. 30,
turned out to be a "non-event
day" according to Okee-
chobee County Emergency
Management director Gene
O'Neill.
An emergency manage-
ment meeting that had been
scheduled for 11 a.m. was
moved to 9 a.m. when it
became apparent the tropical


storm was not going to pro-
duce the previously predicted
results.
Ernesto was downgraded
to a tropical depression
Wednesday as it made its way
through Florida.
Mr. O'Neill said the storm
had shifted more to the west
and that Highlands County
would receive the brunt of it.
He predicted a "generally mis-
See Storm Page 2


Disabled pilot flies

across U.S. for charity


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Jim Carlaccini and fellow
pilot John Long will fly from
Sebring to Palm Springs, Calif.,
in two separate aircraft in
October to raise money for the
Sunshine Foundation, part of
the Make A Wish/Give Kids The
World in Davenport.
The Sunshine Foundation
grants wishes to terminally ill
children. They also own a 22-
acre ranch in Davenport
known as The Dream Village
that caters to sick, physically
disabled and abused children.
The two pilots made a brief
stop for lunch at the Landing
Strip Restaurant in the Okee-
chobee County Airport Termi-
nal last Friday afternoon and
took some time to talk about
their planes and to explain
their trip.


Mr. Long, a float planes and
amphids (FPNA) director, flew
into Okeechobee in the experi-
mental model aircraft, the A-20
Vista manufactured by Float
Planes and Amphids (FPNA), a
company located in Sebring.
The aircraft is a small two-
seater with its single propeller
mounted behind the cockpit.
Experimental aircraft are
built 51 percent by their own-
ers and require at least a Light
Sport pilot's license.
Mr. Long will be flying the
FPNA A-22 Valor on the trip
across the United States.
Mr. Carlaccini's aircraft is
the Airborne XT-912, also man-
ufactured by FPNA and resem-
bles a hand glider with an
engine. It is a flexwing micro-
light with an open cockpit
See Charity -Page 2


uKeecnooee News/Lorna ,JaolonsK
Jim Carlaccini Is preparing to fly his light sport aircraft from Sebring to Palm Springs,
Calif., in October to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation, which grants wishes to ter-
minally ill children.


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Storm

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erable day" with some heavy
rains and wind gusts of 20 to 25
mph.
There-were 101 people who
took shelter at South Elemen-
tary School Tuesday night, Aug.
29. That shelter, as well as the
special needs shelter, was
closed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The special needs shelter had
16 occupants.
Okeechobee County schools,
as well as all city county govern-
ment offices, were scheduled to


Ernesto

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Gloria Vonderau is glad that
this storm passed, but grateful
that people are remembering the
past storms and their victims.
"Because of the past storms -
like Ka'rina, Jeanne, Frances, and
Charley, among others people
are taking the storms more seri-
ously than the\ did in the past,"
she said. "The\ are staying
indoors and getting all their sup-
plies earlier than in the past."
Local W\il-Marl associates are
hard a. ,.,ork restocking shelves


open on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
both reported that Tuesday night
was a quiet night.
All officials involved in the
meeting seemed relieved that
that was not much demand for
their services and agreed that it
was a good exercise.
Mr. O'Neill was winding
down activities at the emer-
gency operations center and
said he would keep telephone
operators on duty the rest of the
day to answer inquires.


from the rush of preparation,
shoppers for Ernesto. They were
fed breakfast and lunch Wednes-
day so they didn't have to go out
in the weather.
Others were just glad they had
taken the time to repair some of
the issues with their homes that
were still not complete from the
last two years of storms.
Brenda Snith \\as workingg
haid orn her ne\ steel roof for the
last t\, o da\ s.
"It is back-bIeakirig ,'ork, and
I'rn glad this one didn't come It
\\ill be nice to hi. i e all this d.'one
before another one comes our
\w\ay," she said
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Single vehicle rollover
A tractor-trailer rolled over on S.R. 78 in front of the Big
0 Resort Tuesday, Aug. 29. The driver of the vehicle was
transported. to Raulerson Hospital for treatment. His:
identity was unknown as of newspaper press time. The
accident is under investigation.


workers were shopping for food
for their own stomachs since they
closed their shelter Wednesday
morning because of the lack of
intensity of the storm. They are
happy that the storm passed over
Okeechobee and are ready to
relax for awhile.
Other locals seemed to be
going on with thel day normally
Without de%'iation. Most local
restaurants were closed due to
the impending weather, so there
\were feu% to choose from for
those who- wanted to get out of
the house.
Many individuals lust walked
around the local stores, glad to
see that there was actually no


chaos for a change.

Overall, the impending stori
just showed that the citizens (
Okeechobee County now tak
the threat of a hurricane or ftrop
cal storm seriously enough thi
they prepare properly by obtain
ing all their supplies

Local homes and businesses
were boarded up in the case th
worst %was to happen. Preventic
and safety seemed to be the top
on everyone's mind. It is alivaN
better to be prepared for t-
%%orst, than to be shocked t
what comes alter the storm ha
passed.


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capable of holding one person.
"I call il mi Harley Davidson
with rings. It's like being on a
Harle,\ that lies." stated Mr Car-
laccini.
Both men are friendly, outgo-
ing people who love to fl\. The
exciternent in their voices as
they describe their planes and
their upcoming trip is so conta-
gious that you fail to notice that
Mr. Carlaccini is in a wheelchairir .
A sk\ dir.ing accident se eral
eaits ago that lellt him a para-
plegic ma\ ha-e cost him the use
of his legs, but it didn't dampen
his spirit or the lo.e he has for
1h inmg.
He has been in.ol. ed in a'ia-
lion since 1987 and ,.as not
about to stop ItI ing because of
an accident. After much
research he decided that he
wanted to become a flight
instructor specializing in dis-
abled pilot training. FPNA and its
owner Shawn Okun stepped up
and designed Mr. Carlaccini's air-
craft so that it could be totally
operated b\ hand controls.
"1 can't sa\ enough about
Sha%\ n Okun. He led the thought
process on the modification of
my aircraft. He encouraged me
to set some pretty substantial
goals. With his help, I know I
can do it," stated Mr. Carlaccini.
"Life doesn't end in a wheel-
chair. When I'm in the air, I no
longer am handicapped or'dis-
abled. In the air, I'm just like
everyone else."
Mr. Carlaccini flew his first
solo flight on July 2 out of
Sebring Regional Airport.
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John Long will accompany Jim Carlaccini on his flight across the U.S. in October. Mr. Long
will fly his own FPNA-A22 experimental plane alongside Mr. Carlaccini's light sport aircraft
from Sebring to Palm Springs, Calif.


.Sebring on or about Oct. 12.
They will fly across the panhan-
dle of Florida, along the Gulf
Coast, through Texas, New Mexi-
co and Arizona and into Califor-
nia. Their ultimate destination is
Palm Springs, Ca. The two men
anticipate that the trip will take
approximately two months.
Mr. Long will fly about one-


quarter mile off Mr. Carlaccini's
right wing to check on runway
conditions throughout the trip.
"It is the first time a para-
plegic has ever flown across the
country alone in a weight-shift
aircraft," stated Mr. Long. "We
are very proud to make this
announcement and to have a


part in Jim's accomplishment."
"The trip is to raise money for
the Sunshine Foundation, and it
.sounds like fun," smiled Mr. Car-
laccini.
For information about their
two aircraft and the trip, visit the
FPNA website at
www.fpna.com.


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On page 7 of the Wednesday, Aug. 30, Okeechobee News a
photo and wedding announcement were published that were false.
The announcement dealt with the alleged pending nuptials of
Jarrod Keith Lowe and Susan Denise Thurston. The announcement
was e-mailed to the Okeechobee News by someone other than Mr.
Lowe or Ms. Thurston. It was later learned that the couple are not to
be married, and that the information was sent to the Okeechobee
News was totally false.

News Briefs

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the taxexemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-
er.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
-m urged to participate.-
of Survey results .\\ill be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
ke projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
pi- cern to the proper authorities.
at. Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
n"n-" streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at 1863) 357-MAIN.


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North Elementary installs new behavior plan


North Elementary has always
prided itself as an orderly school
with a high level of respect
among staff and students. Over
the past few years the student
population has grown and the
building also. As a staff, we felt
the need to be proactive in estab-
lishing a behavior plan that takes
into account our growth.
This summer, with assistance
from the Positive Behavior Team
and the University of Oregon, we
have been developing a school-
wide behavior plan called Tiger
Pride. The plan is designed to fos-
ter a climate of cooperation, aca-
demic excellence, respect and
safety at North Elementary.
North Elementary School will
start this fall in moving about the
building in a safe and respectful
manner. Our plan makes use of
effective instructional strategies,
consistent correction procedures,
logical consequences and posi-
tive reinforcement to teach stu-
dents the skills and behaviors nec-
essary to succeed now and in the
future. Make sure you ask your
child to tell you about North's
new Behavior Plan called Tiger


Pride.
Kindergarten News:
The Super 7 in Miss Hudson's
and Miss Becky's Kindergarten
class are off to a great start. They
spent a lot of time learning school
rules and meeting new class-
mates. They are working hard to
earn those "Tiger Paws."
Miss Saine's class has had a
great couple of weeks of school.
They are working hard at getting
"Tiger Paws" by following school
rules and doing good deeds.
Mrs. K. Hackett's Busy Bees
are just that, "BUSY." They have
been working really hard learning
school rules and practicing their
letters and numbers. I am a firm
believer that the success in
Kindergarten is the best builder of


character. Mrs. Hackett's class is
full of success.
Mrs. Pope's class has been
learning to be the best they can
be. They have been learning to
write their names, use scissors
correctly, learn colors with the
story "Brown Bear, Brown Bear
What Do You See?" by Bill Martin
Jr., and the basics of reading sto-
ries.
Mrs. Quann's class enjoyed
making a new book about "I
Read Signs." Our class is working
hard to earn "Tiger Paws." We
had a great first week.
Mrs. Gable's class has new
friends. They are the Letter Peo-
ple. We have met the Letter Peo-
ple for each child's first name.
The children have done a Lreat
job practicing writing their
names, and the first letter of each
classmate's name. What a smart
class!
Mrs. Steiert's class hopped into
a great year. We made new
friends and learned lots of new'
rules. We have started learning
letters this week. We began with
letter Mm. We have made Maca-
roni Mm's on Magenta colored


paper and we also made Mice.
We have also been learning about
the calendar. Parents you should
be very proud of your children.
They are doing a wonderful job in
Kindergarten!
Mrs. Smith's class has had a
great first couple of weeks. We
have been learning the school
rules and earning "Tiger Paws."
This week we have been working
hard learning the Letter "Mm."
We made macaroni "Mm's" this
week.
Fourth Grade News:
Fourth Grade is off to a great
start this year. We would like to
welcome our new teachers, Mrs.
Davidson, Mr. Gaatz, and Mr. Stan-
ley, Mrs. Sarros, who has been our
media specialist, has joined the
earni Mis McCoin and Ms. Tay-
lor, who are formerly fifth grade
-teachers, complete the fourth
grade team of teachers. We
would like to thank our helping
teachers, Ms. Cotton and Ms.
Keith for working with students in
small groups. Mrs. Sanders is our
paraprofessional and she helped
us get ready for the new school
year. We would especially like to


acknowledge our fantastic fourth
graders who have started this year
with terrific behavior and eager-
to-learn attitudes.
The reading series starts with
the stories, "The Gardner" and
"Donavan's Word Jar." In' math
we are studying place value. Our
new science book teaches us
about scientific method and in


social studies; our study of Florida
is beginning with symbols of the
Sunshine State to prepare for
FCAT Writes! We are learning
how to read a prompt and how to
construct webs for organizing our
writing. In the first two weeks, we
have already learned a lot and we
are anxious to keep on learning.


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Junior Leaders/County Council
The Okeechobee County 4-H 2005-06 Awards Banquet was held Saturday, Aug. 26, at the
Okeechobee High School. Record book recognition for the Junior, Leaders/County
Council club went to Raychel Rabon, Alicia Lewis, Vanessa Watt, Jamie Burnham, Kelly
Buchanan, Alex Pluskot, Wesley Mims. Joy Burnham, Nathan Candler, Emilie Lege,
Austin Pluskot and Kelsey Burnham. (Club members who were present at the banquet
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The Bacon Bunch
Members of the Okeechobee County Bacon 4-H Bacon Bunch Club were among those hon-
ored at the 4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 26 at the Okeechobee High School. Swine Medals
went to Sarah Davis, Brooke Snyder, Savannah Neese, Jessica Wiesner, Randi Barnes, John
Conner, Ashley Childers, Nicholas Kielbasa, Nikki Stratton, Meaghan Thomas, Christie Perry,
Taylor Enfinger, Jessica Brantley, Shyanne Prescott, Benjamin Keilbasa, Marisa Angle,
Allyson Matthews, Rebecca Barnes, Jared Prescott and Bobbi Jo Haberlandt. Jo Beth
Williams earned a steer medal. Sarah Davis earned a beef breeding medal. Hope Wiesner
earned a rabbit medal. Sarah Davis was named the top record keeping member and out-
standing member. (Club members who were present at the banquet are pictured. For more
4-H award photos, see upcoming editions of the Okeechobee News.)









"Tony George has legal expertise and a
proven record of public service. I am
proud to ask you to support my friend,


Tony George for Judge."
Frank T. Brogan
President, FAU
Former Lieutenant Governor
and Commissioner of Education
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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 meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45
p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall at 425 S.W. 28
St. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, 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. Registra-
tion is not required.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing religious education classes for children beginning Sunday,
Sept. 17. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.)
are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades kinder-
garten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863)
763-3727.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28,
"Memory Keeper'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 information, 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 Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, submit
to a personal reference check and attend' 3'0 hours of training
which will include courtroom observation qnd independent
study. For information, call (772)785-5804.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of
8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin,
and the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-ope. Registration will take place from 7
until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be pro-
vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
sorships 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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations will help
fund the Hamrick Home residence. For information contact San-
dra 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
Department, 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. Pro-
ceeds from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and preg-
nant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-
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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone 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) 467-2425.
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 Educatlon/GED and English as a Second,
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an IIl family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.

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

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7 a.m. in
the park under the covered bandstand. We will have a short discus-
sion of business and get on the ride by 7:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome
to ride twice before joining. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247, Debbie
Izzo at (863) 634-6257 or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8;:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For Information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public Is
Invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For Infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractio Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 9. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informs-


tioh, call (863) 357-0297,
The Gathering Church Overoomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. In
the fellowship hall, 1736 s.W. 24th Ave. This I a men's only meeting,
For Information, call Earl at (863) 763-0138.
The Okeechobea Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 8. Parrott Ave, Anyone Interested In becoming a
member is welcome, For Information, contact Elder Sumner at (s03)
783-6076.
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. The public is Invited,
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Buildihg, 411 8.E. Fourth St. Everyone is Welcome, For
Information, contact Enid Boutrin at (e63) 467-2321,
CommUhlty Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic oh North Patr St. Any Individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is Invited to partlilpate. For Information,
contact Dr, Edward bouglas at (80k) 78034320,


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
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.
Lions Club plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee Lions Club will be selling beans, cornbread
and iced tea in Flagler Park in conjunction with the Labor Day fes-
tivities on Sept. 2, 3 and 4. All proceeds will be donated to the
Florida Lions Camp for visually handicapped children. The
money will be used to repair cabins damaged by the recent hurri-
canes.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Church offering special class
The Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N., is offering
a free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams on the importance
of a healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, and will
last for 12 weeks. The class will start at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.
The class will cover the relationship between one's thoughts and
physical control and spiritual health. For information, call (863)
763-3736.
Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10,
17 and 24). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contempo-
rary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For informa-
tion, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.
Post #9528 has membership drive
VFW Post #9528 will host its annual membership apprecia-
tion dinner and membership drive starting at noon on Monday,
Sept. 4. The Post will be open for inspection and all members are
asked to attend; All who are interested in joining the VFW, the
Ladies Auxiliary, the Male Auxiliary, members of the AMVETS or
the Ladies AMVETS Auxiliary are invited. Food will be served
from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. There will be entertainment from I
until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2882.
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
rbe 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'aJibrary card through-
out the month of September. During the program, children who
sign up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a
Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's
food, while supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's
Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee County,
Library. For information, call (86) 763-3536.
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.
Second St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month
there will be a demonstration on the use of punches to enhance
your scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will also be a
representative from Creative Memories to assist you with your
scrapbooking questions and needs. For information, call Carolyn
at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept.
8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.
Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday,
Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light
refreshments will be served.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9,
and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must be
paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do not
have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact instruc-
tor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be
held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office. 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-


competitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn
how to select and care for small animals. They are not required to
sell their animals, but do show them at county events. At their
first meeting, club members will elect officers and make plans for
the year, Local veterinarian Dr. James Letcher will also attend the
meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone want-
Ing to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to
the Sept. 9 meeting, Or they may sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4 H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469,
OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W Second Ave, For information, call Keith Stripling at
(863) 763-6064 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown
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Special Osceola turkey hunt applications offered


Special-opportunity spring
turkey hunt applications for the
2007 season are now available
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
To apply, hunters can obtain
applications at MyFWC.com and at
all FWC regional offices. Applica-
tions will be accepted at
MyFWC.com, county tax collec-
tors' offices or at any license agent
beginning 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 12


and must be received by midnight
Oct. 17.
A random drawing decides
who will receive the permits.
Demand for these hunts is typi-
cally greater than the number of
available permits, but hunters can
increase their chances of being
selected by submitting as many $5
nonrefundable applications as they
like. Successful applicants pay an
additional $50 $175, depending


on the special-opportunity hunt
area selected.
Participation rules limit out-of-
state hunters to one permit per
hunt.
These special hunts have been,
created for sportsmen looking to
take an Osceola, the "crown jewel"
of the turkey hunters' Grand Slam.
The FWC designs special-
opportunity turkey hunts to take
place on large tracts of land, with
great habitat, healthy turkey popu-


lations and with a limited 'number
of hunters.
The Osceola is a highly prized
subspecies of wild turkey, which
occurs only in peninsular Florida
-.and can be found south of and
including Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua,
Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval
counties. All hunts take place with-
in the Osceola turkey's range.
For more information on spe-
cial-opportunity Osceola turkey
hunts, visit MyFWC.com/hunting.


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Sports Briefs


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Janice Floyd
Lady angler -
Kayla Smith proved that girls can catcliafish at the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly club tournament by bring-
ing 2.5 Ibs. of bass to the scale Saturday afternoon at the
Okee-Tantie Marina.


Hoop, cheerleading
sign ups start Sept. 5
Registration will begin for the
Upward Basketball and Cheer-
leading Program at the First Bap-
tist Recreation Outreach Center,
310 S.W. Fifth St., Sept. 5 through
Nov. 21.
This program is for boys and
girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing time
and teams.
Teams will practice one hour
per week and have one game.
Each child will receive a uni-
form, plus post-game and post-
season awards.
The cost of the program is
$60 per child.
For information, call (863)
467-7625.
Uouth soccer '.
sign-ups slated
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Rec r,-


ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and
will end on Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at
the department's office at 640
N.W. 27th Lane in the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
child.
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and
under and 6 and under. Parents
will be required to present a
c.p\ of the participant's birth
certificate at the time of registra-
tion. The participant's age as of
Dec. 31, 2006, will determine
their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and Are scheduled to begin Sal-
urday, Sept. .30. League play \\ill
end before Christmas.
For information, call (863)
76 .3-6950.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 25,
through Thursday, Aug. 31, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Snakes on a Plane"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Devil Wears
Prada" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs


Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the
above items is asked to call
(863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep them, donate them by call-
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In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the ,question, is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of
us. You can help abused and
neglected children by donating
your operational car, boat, truck
or other vehicle to Kids In Dis-
tress by calling (954) 390-7620.
Kids In Distress is a community-
supported agency dedicated to
the care, treatment and preven-
tion of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday par-
ties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can
invite up to 20 friends to join you
for a wildlife adventure tour,
hands on animal encounter,
games and a special craft for
everyone to make. For informa-
tion on cost and reservations,
call (863) 763-4630.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, offers 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 abstinence educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For
information or appointments
call (863) 763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting
classes for parents of young chil-
dren are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days at the Pregnancy Resource
Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Top-
ics include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight months -
infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three
year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents
"earn" baby bucks to purchase
items for their baby at the cen-
ter's Baby Boutique. Childcare is
not provided; however, infants
in carriers are welcome. For
details, call (863) 763-8859 or
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Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
Identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
lar w/bone print. No tag.
Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
Trail). Friendly. 863-824-0262
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.
(863)462-5160

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Theme Gardens
A 224-page guidebook will
change the way you think
about gardening forever. The
book features detailed plans
for 16 lovely theme gardens
that will show you how to be
creative in the garden.
Designs include a fragrance
garden, a children's garden
and 14 others.
Theme Gardens guidebook
(No. W19)... $20.95
Also available:
The Book of Outdoor
Gardening
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BASSEfT HOUND MIX (2)
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
CATS (2), To good homes. 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
CHEVY P/U 82, V8, Auto,
Utility bed, Lift gate. All dis-
sembled. FREE! You haul!
(863)674-0375
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
21/2 mo. old w/shots &
worming. (863)763-8892
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
homes. (863)634-6601
PITBULL, To good home,
male, V/2 yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493
SCRAPE IRON, You haul.
(863)763-4827
TIMBERWOLF/ALASKAN
Malimute, Male, 4yrs.old,
1131bs. Free to good home on-
ly. Moving! 863-801-1398


Employment

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment.
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



220 OR 440 CSR
position opening,
Call 863-467-0331 for appt,
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Blllngual Preferred
Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
Please Call 634-1758,
634-1756 or 763-5087
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
~ KebOnik Trucking -
Call (863)467-9930
Find It faster Sell It soon-
er In the classified


ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
FIELD/SHOP MECHANICS
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972


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


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



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


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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
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benefits including medical, dental &
401K. Salary based on exp.
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Medical Assistant, CNA,
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301 NE 19th Drive,
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you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919


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


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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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 corner 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
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
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Services




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


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




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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
feds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
BICl 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectbles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supples 585
Cruises 590
Drapm Lineas & Fabics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Fur s 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items
Jewelry 6
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
Poole & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toelevision/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
863-674-0467


GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205


GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call, in eve-
ning.
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&I in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
W door, $200. (863)467-9744
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100 (863)983-7775
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
conditiodition $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, 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, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
32"w x 32"h x 44"1. $95
l863)599-0833 Ciew;iui-i
WINDOWS (3)
37'W 38"L Sbide up.aOiri.
50iir all bb8-b69 .20--4


CARPET- 8.5 11. wh le.
ne ver u e i 1.15 u 0
(863)675-10 9


CRIB & MATTRESS Lil, new,
ll Wood crib '1. 1 0
i863i675-4,01
CRIB BEDDING SETi $30O
l6b3675-4701
SWING SET, Solia wood.
1.125 (8631612-5037 Li-
Belle
TODDLER BED & DRESSER.
good condition 1r200 or best
olter (863)697.8084
rWICKEl.OASSINET ljilural
C'olOi w.'vti tres.t lICE' Dk
Wood Cradle l00 r oIn
Willsellsep t863-357-10,2


SCRUBS- 15 iops Somer
pans Size small $50
1863)697-8084


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Lile sizen. p3iniar, njndmadje
byarsI $ 1.275 863-763-3j02
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appio. 4 yi
old Rare item,'-, 1e l00 311 O"r
bes other 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
110001- RaciOng & C,,,ni,: laie
8rJ. ea rly 90 E:* C: .rid '.-11)
or desi oijcr," 89J-;f.,-a943



COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
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.


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,
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
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
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 FOAM MATTRESS-
6" thick, brand new never
used, $250 (863)675-5757
Labelle
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 :v
recliners. F610
(863)234-1067
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.
ROCKER & OTTOMAN GLIDER
SETS (2) Mapil Begeo w
reen leaf & light rose buds.
150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.'
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
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


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 1.12ctw,
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




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


LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548


HOVEROUND motorized
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000.
,863-763-3302


Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
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-
,:us Miller Jazz. ,e uldtully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practicedpad, 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
fern., shots & wormed.
$300. (863)357-2124
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle'
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
150 gallon. $500 or best offer.
863-673-2896 askforVicki
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to. date on shots, $300.
(863)763-1504
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
(863)763-1504
FREE HAMSTERS
863-801-1302
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
PAPILLON PUPPY, champion
bloodlines, male, CKC reg.,
ready 8/31, health cert.,
$600. (407)696-9903
ROTTWEILER/CURR MIX
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. Pis.
call 863-634-7482
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
TAMED COCKATIELS- handfed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537



BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 neg
(863)467-2882


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


AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423


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FORT DRUM Area: 2 BR/2 BA
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance,
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
mryanderrin@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets,
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000


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PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629



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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



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




ROUND BALES (35)
$700/all, will :01 separately.
863-634-9111.


HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable 1.iI wjil $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incld, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763



HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
(863)634-8596
MTD MOWER- 12HP, 38" .cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy; 21 ", 4.5hp,:sharp
blade, good cond. NEW $400,
sell $100. 863-697-2033 -
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
(863)467-6475
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
(863)697-6565
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 prce quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
772)460-0991
flal@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




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


REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$22K Negot. (305)345-2472


NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint. incl. In Kings Bay.
$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-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
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
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
Itr rIiirigr eed 863-697-3743
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlfieds.


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. 5,1' f47
or e-mail info to: hlydi.,uii i-u


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

RealEstate



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 Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 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



Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 mobile on canal. 2BdtBa, roof 2 ys. old.
Nice neighbors, very quiet, Large endused,
attached Fla. room (2042) wished, 2yr. old vinyl
window wascreens, refrigerator, Ig built in enter.
ainorent center, table, chairs, sleeper sofa. New
sorm shuttes 7t06, Dade Co. approved for
13Ompt huriane winds, fully enclosed. 1 yr. new
vinyl siding, 2 separate 3 tone AC's & heat pump
for house & Fla. om. New elecic stove, dish-
washer. Washeen/Dyer, refigerator w/ioemaker
hookup. New hot wafer heater.
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr, Los 11, Okeechobee
863-467-7050-863-697-9671
or863-697-9106


FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer. (863)634-4518


NICE HOUSE TO RENT
FOR NICE FAMILY
Preferable Spec's:
3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +1/
Wi.ll Co-n-sider IE1'1OifOgN
CallRichrd (12 64-90


Recreation



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
Eyinrude. 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
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Gol $6000. i863)6.73.2024
JON BOAT, 1.2 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
sep. (863)509-3260
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floorvwork, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
corrpileiely redone w,'Evin.
112hD '04 ,uilJi .e irlr, $10K
or iesl oner ,863-634 7163
SAIL BOAT- 2311 w.Irailer
1.1200 Or best oiler
(3 0.'u3701u LaBelle,
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts.
$450 neg. (239)634-4040
SEA KAYAK-Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery.:OhpJohnson, w/trlr.
$500. 863-634-9153
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trir., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434


FIFTH WHEEL HITCH-'R:..
I, iO lo $175.
(863)6li:-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(8'63)610-1120



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


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
details. (239)357-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDA CBR F3-600 '98
Runs good! $2500.
863-675-5540
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition..
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
863-612-0093/239-872-2847
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
863-674-0252



ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
good cond., barely used,
175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687
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

Automobiles


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

a. BMBIl


FORD TAURUS '91- strorrg
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 milo-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'93
In great condition, auto, NC,
all pwr. Must see to appre-
ciate! $3800. 863-467-9875
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
(863)467-1000
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
(863)801-1666
MUSTANG '1965, Automatic,
vinyl top, $6300.
(863)447-0400
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
(863)763-0084
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 Or
best offer. (863)697-8507 1
TOYOTA CAMRY '97, 4 cyL,
4 door, cold air, p/w, p/l,
good cond., good on gas.
$2500 neg. (863)634-4072;
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518


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


ADR RIMS (4), Wiin Kumho
tires, 205-40-17. $300
(863)610-0569
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, cy, 42 feh-
ders, hood, all for $350 br
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 uwpern-
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 br
best offer (863)467-8856
HITCH, Reese type, for'97-'02
Expedition or '98-'02 Naviga-
tor, $65. (863)610-1000
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
New in box, fits 1975 or new,
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629 '
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398
REAR END: Fits Ford F-60,0
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$100. (863)357-3981
RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, '4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
(863)447-5374
RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
(863)763-3334
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.
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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 4544&
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 go6d
condition w/toolbox. $350.
(863)763-2379
FORD F150 '88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 Iv.msg.
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931
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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
mls., $6300. 863-467-2423
, PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451


SCAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
Splate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
,ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
$2500. (863)634-4306
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
'x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 1 7, sin-
gle a ve car ifaller, $450 or
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STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kldron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/goosenecR
trr.$1200neg. (561)996-9264'
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201 .
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
(239)633-7173
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 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.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER '96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl.eng, 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500 firm. 883-763-3190
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DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased File No. 2006-CP-195
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobehe,
oda 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal rth rsentative's attorney are
setforth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate. Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
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thliscourt WITHIN THE LATER OF3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRSTPUBIOUCATIONOF THIS NOTICE
OR:30 DAYS AFTER.THE DATEOF
SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM: .
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other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate. In-
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claims withthis court WITHIN 3
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DRIVER EDUCATION SAFETY GRANT FUNDING
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby re-
-- quests proposals for grant funding from the Okeectiobee County Duver Education
Safety Trust Fund to assist drver educaton safety programs In publceand non-
public schools In Okeechobaee County durng the 2006-07 fiscal yeor. Each driver
education safety program approved to receive grant unlding shall rulire tha a
minimum of 30 percent (30%) of a students time In the program be hehlnd-the-
wheal training.
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lion of eligible program expenditures. Grant unds may not be used tar
administration nor to replace existing driver education safety program funding.
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Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
Prass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $1.0 per person, or
-a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made
Ljut 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, con-
tact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.

,YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
-'copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
-lane, or at The Stilchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
.(863) 462.5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
:of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
*X863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is-no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.

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

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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 sur-
-vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Paltie
iMullins 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 opportuni-
ty to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. For information,
..call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

,Volunteers needed to plan parade


ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If1 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 lree service to seniors age 60 and
over.

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

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

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

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
St.


People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
.part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization
(863) 610-0973. two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day,


Blood donors are needed'


: Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. 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
*- .m. The mobile unit \\ill be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
.rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
&p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
"(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and" conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.

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

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

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

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


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day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
.member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city


and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, 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 abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays 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
education.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 education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, 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.'secondlarn gage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8p.m. ,

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

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