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Vol. 97 No. 246 Sunday, September 3,2006 754 Plus tax


Briefs

Boil water notice
for Glades County
Residents in Glades County
that have pump/well systems
that are below 18 inches or
under water: a precautionary
boil water notice is in effect
until the water crests.

Inside
Teen Anglers
will compete
All thirty members of the
Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
bass fishing club will head to
Kissimmee on Sept. 29 to
compete in state competition
against four other junior bass
clubs from throughout Flori-
da, thanks to the generosity
and support of the communi-
ty.
"We cannot thank the
community enough for all
their support. It's unbeliev-
able how much they have
supported us," stated club
founder Charlie Hays. "The
young anglers worked
together to raise money so
that every. club member
could attend the state com-
petition. At one function club
members raised $989 wash-
ing cars. One member, Ash-
ley Marshall, and her mother
went to every local business
in town asking for sponsor-
ships. They raised $1,330 for
the trip. Taylor Creek Bass
Club (the mentor club for the
Big "O" Teen Anglersi held a
benefit bass tournament and
presented us with $1,660 to
help take the kids to Kissim-
mee."
The top winnerss of both
divisions of the state champi-
onship will earn the right to
compete in the Junior World
Bassmaster Classic in Birm-
ingham, Al. in February 2007.
Last year members of the
Big "0" finished in the lop 17
spots in state competition.
One member, Scott Maestre
went all the way to Pittsburgh
and finished second in the
Junior World Bassmaster
Classic.
"I've got some really good
anglers in this club." said
Mrs. Hays. "They've
improved so much in two
years. I am so proud of them
and their accomplishments.
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Drought Index
Current: 340
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.24 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.73-feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
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 out-
board motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is
the target district for data input Businesses outside the LPA are urged
to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Agri-civic center open for riding

OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic .Center,
4200 S R. 70 E is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
day s of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available atl he Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.\V. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 U.S. 78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to
wearhelmets.
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Indian River community College is
inviting the public to tour the Col-
lege's Tomeu Center for Career and
Academic Advancement to learn
about free GED preparation pro-
grams and scholarships for voca-
tional programs in auto technolo-
gy, air conditioning and heating,
cosmetology, culinary apprentice-
ship and nursing assistant. The
Tomeu Center, at the IRCC Main
Campus in Fort Pierce, will be
open for tours on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 6 from 8 p.m..
The College is also holding sev-
eral information sessions during


Okeechobee County
School District
Sept. 4 through Sept. 8
Monday, Sept. 4
No school
Tuesday, Sept. 5
Breakfast
Egg, ham &
cheese biscuit
Cereal
Cinnamon toast
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Milk-variety
Lunch:
Barbecue pork on bun
PB& Jelly Uncrustable
Corn
Fruit salad
Fresh fruit
Fruitjuice


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Donna Marie Harrison, 48,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 29 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Jack Nash on a charge of grand
theft over $2,000. Her bond was
set at $10,000.
Jeffrey Todd Forrester, 33, N.E.
48th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 29 by FWC Investigator
Christopher A. Harris on a charge
of principle in the first degree of
felony trespass. His bond was set at
$75,000.
Eugenio D. Vargas, Jr., 23, N.E.
11th Lane. Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug 29 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with
worthless check over $150. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Mathew Garom Barfoot, 21,
N.E. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 29 by the OCPD on a
felony charge of grand theft auto,
and misdemeanor charges of no
motorcycle endorsement and flee-
ing or attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer. His bond was
set at $31,000. He was also arrested
by Deputy Bryan Lowe on misde-
meanor charges of reckless driving
and no motorcycle endorsement.
His bond on these charges was set
at $3,000.

Obituary

James Blankenship
James Blankenship, age 92, of
Avon Park, died Friday, Sept. 1,
2006 in Sebring. He was born Oct.
22, 1913 to Jessie and Mattie (Mor-
ris) Blankenship in Weagufka, Ala.,
and had been a resident of Avon
Park since 2001, coming from
Okeechobee. He was a pipe fitter
in the plumbing industry and was a
member of Northside Baptist
Church in Okeechobee.
He is survived by his daughter,
Gloria Andrick, of Avon park; sons,
Randall Blankenship, of Newnan,
Ga., and James Evans Blaanken-
ship, of Navarre. In addition he is
survived by six grandchildren,
seven great -grandchildren, and
two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held,
Tuesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. at
Northside Baptist Church with Rev.
Arlen Cook officiating.
Visitation with family and
friends will be held one hour prior
to the service. Burial will be at Ever-
green Cemetery immediately fol-
lowing the service.
All arrangements are entrusted
to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home and Crematory.


starieut illl IanU IR training program
and career opportunities. The ses-
sions include:
Tuesday, September 5, Phar-
macy Technician/Respiratory Tech-
nician, 1 p.m., Health Science Cen-
ter, Main Campus and Physical
Therapy Assistant, 2 p.m., Physical
Therapy Clinic, Main Campus;
Wednesday, September 6,
Medical Assisting, 3:30 p.m., St.
Lucie West Campus;
Monday, September 11
through Thursday, September 21,
EMT/Paramedic Refresher
Course, 6 untill0:00 p.m., Health


Salad
Milk-Variety
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Breakfast:
Breakfast Burrito
Cereal
Cinnamon Toast
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Milk-Variety
Lunch:
Spaghetti & meat sauce
Wheat Rolls
Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Vegetables
Applesauce
Fresh fruit
Fruit juice
Salad
Milk-Variety
PC Condiments
Thursday, Sept. 7
Breakfast:


*Adrian Tyrone Brazell, 19, N.E.
17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 30 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist
on Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, sale of
cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and sale of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$120,000.
Michael Lee Henderson, 33,
N.E. Second Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 30 by Detective
Fred Bradley on felony charges of


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and Coder/Biller, 2 p.m., Health Sci-
ence Center, Main Campus;
Wednesday, September 13,
Dental Department, 4:00 p.m.,
Health Science Center, Main Cam-
pus;
Sunday, September 17, Air
Conditioning Open House, 2 until 4
p.m., Gifford Alternative Education
Center, Vero Beach;
Monday, September 18,
EMT/Paramedic, 4:30 p.m., Health
Science Center, Main Campus;
Tuesday, September 19, Radi-
ography, Nuclear Medicine Tech-


Breakfast Sausage Pizza
Cereal
Cinnamon Toast
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Milk-Variety
Lunch:
Chili Con Came & Beans
Cornbread
Hot Dog
Vegetable Normandy
Peach slices
Fresh fruit
Fruit juice
Salad
Milk-Variety
PC Condiments
Friday, Sept. 8
Breakfast
Breakfast Pockets
Cereal
Cinnamon Toast
Fruitjuice


burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling and grand theft boat, and
a misdemeanor charge of criminal
mischief. His bond was set at
$35,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise .stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


' IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY BELOVED WIFE EDITH
Sept 3, 1968 the Lord gave me a wonderful mate and
for 37 years He blessed our lives in His service. He
called her home on March 13, 2005.
It seems like yesterday. She is still in my heart
and I know someday soon I will join her
in our heavenly home.
For many years we shared our lives
with many foster children.
I was Big Daddy Edith was Gar (Grandma)

Each one of us has a time to go
Our great redeemer to meet
We all will go at different times
And one day kneel at His feet ,
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Dear Lord help make our hearts glad
And our loneliness overcome
Knowing we will meet again soon
When our earthly life is done.


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Thursday, September 21,
Medical Lab Technology, 3 p.m.,
and Nursing, Patient Care Techni-
cian, and Surgical Technician, 4
p.m., Health Science Center, Main
Campus;
Thursday, September 28,
Medical Lab Technician Open
House and Guest Speaker
Series, 5:30 p.m., Health Sci-
ence Center;Main Campus.
For more information, contact
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Call Center toll-free at 1-866-
866-4722.


Fresh fruit
Milk-Variety
Lunch
Pizza Day
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Fish Sandwich
Green Beans
Pineapple Tidbits
Fresh fruit
Fruit juice
Salad
Milk-Variety

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;
choice of whole, reduced fat or
lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice of
whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25--
Reduced: $.40


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Letter to the Editor

Political ads cations, not personal attacks and
courthouse gossip.
As this is a letter to show my Regardless of for whom you
disgust for the candidate's ads vote, look for integrity and qualifi-
running against Judge Brennan, cations. As my grandfather once
Mr. (Jerald) Bryant fails to men- said, "If you have no bullets in
tion this is the fourth time he has your arsenal, throw rocks at
run for judge, them."
A judge should run on qualifi- Mariah Kight


Community Events


Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St. within the New Endeavors school building. This
meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible
for planning and implementing services for infants and pregnant
women. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of
citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy out-
comes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about
the coalition, contact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-
5877.
Ministry plans special night
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale will host a special night
on Thursday, Sept. 14, with food at 6 p.m., and fellowship, gospel
music and a service to follow at 7 p.m. Reverend Marsha Yoder of
the Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle will deliver the service. Hand
& Hand Ministries will also welcome its new minister, Reverend
Adam Lanai. For information, call (863) 612-0640.
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 ... -.
Ronald McDonald to visit library
Ronald McDonald will appear at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W.,16th St., on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. He will
be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Challenge
program and encourage children in grads kindergarten through
five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card through-
out the month of September. During the program, children who
sign up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a
Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's
food, while supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's
Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee County
Library. For information, call (86) 763-3536.
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.





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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran 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. 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technolo-
gy and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or-instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.'
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group,
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church; 3055 S.E. 18th Terrac$. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Qkeeqobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Grahamrn as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who. are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8,until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet 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.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI. (International Genealogical Index), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, call (863)763-6510 or (863) 467-2425.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day 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,
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the


One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-
1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice 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 to join. 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.


Community Events

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. 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 hurricanes.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 3-4 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.
Post #9528 has membership drive
VFW Post.#9528 will host its annual membership appreciation
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 1 until 5
p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of Septem-
ber. Everyone is invited to come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday to
walk around the various campuses and pray for our students,
teachers and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will
provide security and traffic control. The schedule is: Tuesday,
Sept. 5, New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St., Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St. and South Elementary School,
2468 S.W. Seventh Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 12, Central Elementary
School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second
Ave., school administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave., and
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave; Tuesday, Sept. 19,
North Elementary School, 3999 N.W 10th Terrace, Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750
N.W 23rd Lane, and Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W.
42nd Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 26, Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S.
441 N., and Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.
The prayer walk will begin at the first school on the list. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3519.
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 solv-
ing in our community through the, collaborative efforts of our
local decision makers. The public is in-ited. For. infori~alii, call.
1 .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
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 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 5 p.m.
For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of
8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin,
and the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7
until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be 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.


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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, September 3, 2006


Rainy day girl
Esmeraldac Montigo, 3, was probably enjoying the Labor
Day Festival at Flagler Park on Saturday, until she had to
take refuge from the rain under a gazebo.


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Dry goods
Rain caused this vendor at Flagler Park's Labor Day Fes-
tival to cover his goods to keep them dry. Midday show-
ers did not dampen the spirits of the people who attend-
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Big "0" Teen Anglers head to state competition


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
All thirty members of the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass fishing
club will head to Kissimmee on
Sept. 29 to compete in state com-
petition against four other junior
bass clubs from throughout Flori-
da, thanks to the generosity and
support of the community. '
"We cannot thank the commu-


nity enough for all their support. It's
unbelievable how much they have
supported us," stated club founder
Charlie Hays. "The young anglers
worked together to raise money so
that every club member, could
attend the state competition. At
one function club members raised
$989 washing cars. One member,
Ashley Marshall, and her mother
went to every local business in
town asking for sponsorships.


They raised $1,330 for the trip. Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club (the mentor
club for the Big "0" Teen Anglers)
held a benefit bass tournament
and presented us with $1,660 to
help take the kids to Kissimmee."
The top winners of both divi-
sions of the state championship'
will earn the right to compete in.
the Junior World Bassmaster Clas-
sic in Birmingham, Al. in February
2007.


Last year members of the Big
"0" finished in the top 17 spots in
state competition. One member,
Scott Maestre went all the way to
Pittsburgh and finished second in
the Junior World Bassmaster Clas-
sic.
"I've got some really good
anglers in this club," said Mrs.
Hays. "They've improved so much
in two years. I am so proud of them
and their accomplishments. I can


remember when the club held its
first meeting less. than two years
ago. Nine young anglers signed up
for the club. The following month
we had 18. Now we are maxed out
at 30. Feel very blessed to be asso-
ciated with such a great group of
kids, parents and adult volunteers."
The club currently has awaiting


list for membership but cannot,
accept any new members until
they have more volunteer adult
boat captains. If you have a boat
and a few hours to spare once a
month, contact Charlie Hays at
(863) 763-2332 to volunteer to help
the next generation of bass anglers.


No Indians and a Lone Ranger


By Daniel Shube
Last weekend I visited the
redesigned Indian Hills Golf Course
in Fort Pierce. This course first
opened in 1942 and was acquired
by the City of Fort Pierce in 2002.
Their timing was not the beast
as the course was devastated by
the. hurricanes of the past few
years. So, the City retained Archi-
tect Ward Northrup to provide a
totally new course.
The course now plays to 6,545
yards from the back tees (there are
five sets of tees). The good news is
the conditioning of the course. The
Tif-eagle greens were in excellent.
shape. Difficult pin placements and,
72 sandy bunkers placed a premi-
.um on accurate approach shots. ,
The fairways were somewhat
generous and in good condition
too. Unfortunately, many ,trees
were lost-and the course can use
some additional growth to provide
some better looks, especially to
conceal the adjacent train yards.
The practice putting green was
large and true, proving ample
opportunity to get your stroke
ready for play. There is also a new
320-yard driving range a nice
addition as there wasn't one there
,.previously. .
What were missing and desper-
ately needed were a starter and a


Fairways and
Highways,
by Daniel Shube

ranger. I went off as a twosome,
with several twosomes ahead and
.behind. Further .ahead were four-
somes. Unfortunately, several of
the groups played quite slow.
I have nothing against players
who are beginners or don't shoot
low scores. I believe that shooting
a higher score does take a little
longer. However, a few holes had
four groups on them. One had five.
We waited on almost every hole.
Often as long as fifteen or twenty
minutes..
Needless to say, it is difficult to
maintain any timing this way. It is
also no way to enjoy a round of
golf, This could have been simply
squared away. A good starter
would have spaced the. groups


with a little more time between.
them. Pairing the twosomes into
foursome would have helped as
well. As much as I enjoy playing
with my buddy James, I never have
a problem meeting new friends on
the course.
So where was the ranger" We
did see a "lone" ranger driving up
and down one or two fairways. We
couldn't figure out what he was
doing, but he certainly was not
helping the slow pace of play. He


should have spoken to the slower
groups or even suggested that the
twosomes pair up.
I did chat with a few of the regu-
lars. They said that the pace is
sometimes slow, blaming it on the
fact that inexperienced players
often play municipal courses. They
said that this day was unusually
slow.
There is no reason this should
happen any day!
For more information about
Indian Hills call (772) 46'1-9620.


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able to meet his commitments.
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very hard to look at all our
sources," CU dental school dean
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fees, Berryman said. New stu-
dents next year will pay about
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that at other orthodontics-resi-
dency programs, officials said.
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exchange for those students
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Volunteers are
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has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
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phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
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barrier. For information, visit Hos-
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Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
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They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
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(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
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and anyone is welcome. This is not
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Farmers Livestock Market Report
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Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch 4-H Club members were among those taking honors at the 4-H Awards
Banquet on Aug. 26. Wildlife medals went to Damon Heater and Celena Letcher. 100 per-
cent attendance awards went to Teal Sheffield, Celena Letcher and Damon Heater. (Club
members who were present at the banquet are pictured.)


Agriculture Awards
The Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet for 2005-2006 was held Aug. 26 at Okee-
chobee High School. Agriculture Medals went to Jessica Humphrey, Ashley Mullin, Wes-
ley Mims, Kayla Benson, Cheyene Thibodeau, Bailey Kirton, Tyler Mills, Lane Whitehead,
Kelsey Burnham, Nat Stratton, Chelsea Higgins, Garrett Rucks, Jaycee Turgeon, Amana-
da Goggans, Alicia Lewis, Damon Heater, Jess Wolff, Rachel Byasse, Shyanne Prescott,
Cassie Colgan, Shayla Pendry and Johanna Trimble.


Leadership Awards
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chobee High School. Kaley Dees, Damon Heater, Wesley Mims, Shiloh Ahuez, Travis
Schooley, Diana Rodriguez, Maci Culligan, Tiffany Rowlett, Jamie Burnham, Codi Mars,
Brett Bridges, Sarah Davis, Jo Beth Wilkerson, Kelly Buchanan, Teal Sheffield, Shea Pin-
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get aid
By Libby Quaid
AP Food and Farm Writer
WASHINGTON The Bush
administration wants to wait for
the harvest of this year's crops;
before deciding whether to
increase the millions of aid dollars
going to drought-stricken farmers.
Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns said Thursday he wants to
"see what the combines tell us"
about the coming harvest.
Earlier this week, Johanns
promised aid that includes $50 mil-
lion to hard-hit livestock producers.
In all, the drought money would
provide $79 million in relief funds
'and accelerate $700 million in
planned payments to cotton, grain
sorghum and peanut farmers.
"I really believe this is going to
help a lot of people out there in
drought-affected states," Johanns
told reporters Thursday.
Some critics say the aid falls far
short of the need. A separate $4 bil-
lion drought-aid plan is pending in
the Senate.
"Given the size and severity of
the drought, the amount of money
Secretary Johanns is talking about
is going to leave many farmers and
entire counties without any help at
all," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-
N.D.
The administration strongly dis-
likes the Senate plan, in part
because it would go only to those
who already get subsidies, about
four in 10 farmers.
Johanns noted Thursday that
drought has failed to dampen sig-
nificantly overall production of
major crops like corn and soy-
beans.
The corn crop is expected to
approach records, according to the
latest forecasts from the depart-
ment. Soybean yields are below
trend but above the five-year aver-
age, and together the crops should
generate $42 billion in production,
Johanns said.
"I was in eastern Iowa yester-
day; the crops look really good,"
Johanns said. "There are parts of
the country that look to, me like
they 're going to raise a very large
crop The other thing I \\ill offer is
the value of that crop is higher this
year because the prices are better."
"We've just got to see what the
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You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
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ninth graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities are
available in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College 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 Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact 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 English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classesMonday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. ntil noon,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
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from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
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English as a second language class-
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from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth
St., English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.


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Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The class-
es will teach basic computer skills
such as how to start up and use a
computer, how to log-on to the
Internet and how to communicate
via e-mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer
class will teach how to keep the
computer clean and how to send
pictures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

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 children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For infor-
mation, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
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Movie times for Friday, Sept. 1,
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Theatre I "Ant Bully" (PG)
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 and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Step Up" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
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Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
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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

DELIVER DRIVERS
Join Aaron's NEWEST store opening soon in Okeechobee!!
Deliver & install furniture in our customers homes.
Paid training, bonus, benefits, NO Sundays!!!
Over 21, clean MVR, drug free.
APPLY IN PERSON
10230 South Federal Highway
PortSt. Lucie .
or FAX resume to
772-335-8030.
Local interviews to be held.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursingas a Certified Nur instant, 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


A/C SERVICE TECH/
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lie.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
Please Call 634-1758,
634-1756 or 763-5087
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


' F/TDRIVERW/CDL A-B
Sokay. Must have exp. as
I Bobcat/Combination
I Backhoe/Loader operator I
I for site develop, Septic
repairs & installations.
I Call Don (863)634-5244
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NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW OFFICE
Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirments to:
(863) 467- 1968
EOE
ROOFERS & FRAMERS
Transportation, tools and ex-
perience a must Pis. call
863-467-5323



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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, FL34974 or
you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919


Mechanics
Walpole, Inc.
a family owned
and operated
company, is
seeking a
Full Time Truck
Mechanic.
Work 5/2 days
per week with
additional rotating
on call.during
weekends.
Our local head-
quarters features
a nice shop.
Walpole, Inc.
offers Top Pay,
Full Benefits and
much more.
Call today:
(863)763-5593
or (800)741-6500
or apply in
person:
269 NW 9th St.
Okeechobee, FL
34972



Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Tim-
In busy medical office. Exf
necessary. Fax CV t)
863-582-9800.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435



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



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


PET SITTING AVAILABLE
Fr.om repi lei, 10 lhe ,lOe' e



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




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


GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
Alligator Antiques and
Collectibles
Sebdring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Looking for
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL


GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.


RANGE, electric, GE wrile.
new, pd $600 sell lor $400
or bicil oner (863)634-7905
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
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
condition $200.
(561)625-4306
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
(863)467-3051'
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition', $30.
S(8631634-6325 ,, .
WASHER, Whirlpool. Heavy
Durvty & DRYER. Kenmore. 90"
irie, $1.150 l[or Oii, Awil
sep. l8b3)697-3316


SCHWINN 1955- Orginal con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
(863)467-0538


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 441. $95
(863)599-0833 Clewiston
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

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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A 224-page guidebook will
change the way you think
about gardening forever. The
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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
(No. W14)... $20.95
Please add $4.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Okeephobee News, Sunday,.September 3, 2006


PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (863)531-0093


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
TODDLER BED & DRESSER,
good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032


PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20,
with access. pant suits, skirt
suits, shoes, hats, $450 for
all will sep (863)635-0522
SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some
pants Size small. $50.
(863)697-8084


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 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
1000)- Racing & Comic, late
s eady 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer! 863-763-8943
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
AlligatorAntiques and
Collectibles
Sebring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Looking for
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL



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 shelv-ie Hnid
Mdfl4 f. iaii, J" iwoe Mu:'
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color. $.400
(863)634-0812
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle


COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brassw/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
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
FUTON- White, M''etal, Good
condition. $75.
(863)634-8118
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 Lazyboy
recliners. $600
(863)234-1067
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120,
(863)357-9946

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
(863)467-7415
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (86)'763-4992
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
',-,lj + 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.


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HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
(863)634-8596
MTD MOWER- 12HP 38" cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
Pasture Board, 5 acres, $75
per horse. (863)763-2692
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


TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75. 863-673-6295


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 1ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
$2000 (863)634-0812
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.



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


Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
HYDRAULIC PUMP for owrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
NEON SIGN- Budweiser with
jumping bass. $280.
(863)610-1276
QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished.
All for $10. or best offer.
(863)234-1700
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
SIGN- Lighted Vintage bar
sign, Budweiser. Bass fish-
ing. $40. 863-610-1276



ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),'
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
$275. (863)697-9704
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
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
FREE HAMSTERS, some ba-
bies & some adults,
863-801-1302
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
TAMED COCKATIELS- handed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don
YORKIE, ACA Male, 11
weeks old. Shots & health cer-
tificate $650. (863)763-6778



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


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $100.
(863)467-3051


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


HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423
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
Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
dry w/road access. Rea-
sonable. (772)692-4114

Agriculture

F: IilI I I .5

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



HORSE BACK RIDING
Lessons, Training, Sales &
Trail riding. For more info.
Call (863)763-5493
PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yrs old,
Started under saddle. $1000.
863-824-0505 or
772-519-2292
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incid, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP


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



LAKE OKEE, 1br, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640



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


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
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)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
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEE- 2BR, 2BA, 907 SW 2nd
Ave, Close to Everything, w/d
incl. $875/mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-0512
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
OKEECHOBEE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. gray hse on corner of
36th & 28th, Huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www. lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.




561-248-3888/863-599-0156
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK, 3br, 2ba,
Fireplace, Covered boat dock.
$1400. mo. Ref. req. Florida.
Realty Pro. (863)357-1200

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BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new baft.
$2500.,863-467-8292 Iv.msg.


access. 2 scrn. porcnes, 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-
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: kileyyufl.edu


SHARE HOME- Prof. Woman
will share home w/Prof. Non-
smoker. Full Hse privileg-
es/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



BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now l,9,9.00 863-484-0809
Okee, Like new, 2000 Dbl.
wide, 12x17 screened deck,
3BR/2BA Furn New roof,
$155.000 (8631763-2990


VIKING ESTATES
1.25 ACRE LOT
Bring Offers!
Call Chris Russell

WeicherL

Halmark Properties
772-359-6161


Basswood Estates
By Owner 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-650.3


Mobile, Homes



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




BHR W/F 3/2 Doublewide
$800mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month. (305)829-0159



MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CNA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$22K Negot. (305)345-2472





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

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FOR NICE FAMILY
Preferable Spec's:
3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +/-



TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba wake Okee


BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trlr
$7500.05. 863-824-0441
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trr.
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. (863)673-2024
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both,-will
sep. (863)509-3260
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work; runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, ?.800 or btsi of.
fer. (863)467-5725
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 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
SUNDANCE 1500- '95, Center'
console, 75hp Mririr. Very
good shape. $4200.
(561)924-7767
SWEETWATER, '91, tripoi
pontoon, '99 ,5rip $ij.u: .,
en, 0 iO : corn, new Seali
.5 ,eneralor no rir., $3500
or best orer. 8631)67-8161
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & ir Iier,
ready tor Iresh or Sill waler.
lurn.'ey :12000
(863)697-24341


FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Ree.e.r
.15K Ib, c .i7 5
(863)610-1120r
SCOOTER- Electric., 500 wa
N ew 2 w n ei .l A ,ul ,i G ''d
lor FRV or P3ank '12"'
(863)610-1120


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATIONr-2005 Dodge-
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider coupled w/1993 40J,
Cjrriagr 5i1r Wneei, J.WD
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787



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

Automobiles



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



FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
(863)763-8052
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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-
ciatel : 800 863-167-9875
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
(863)801-1666
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'
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518


ADR RIMS (4), With 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 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.
(8631763-1370
FRAME: wI Fronit End suspen-
son arid rear end Fios 1978
3-4 Ton Suburban $75.
(8631763-84-37
GM 8.35 POSI 1IFF- $150 or
beti 5:,er (863i47-8856
HITCH. Reese rype lor97.'02
Epedrion or '98-02 Naviga-
ior,$65 (86.3)610-1000
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
liv, in oDC, Is 175 ori new-
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451
_-RAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370 o
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398
,REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx 9,4 Deiroit Locker.
$100.(86.3)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
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 for all. (863)467-7415
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyL Chevy S1O. $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


CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958


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Two-Door Ice Box
This do-it-yourself, authentic reproduction of an
antique oak ice box has a number of uses, but is espe-
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built-in serving area with storage for glassware and
accessories, while the bottom cabinet is perfect for
storing bottles. The project measures 38 inches tall
by 24 inches wide by 16 inches deep.
Two-Door Ice Box plan (No. 686) ... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package (No. C58)
Three projects incl. 686 ... $21.95
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CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780
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
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
(863)697-8575.
FORD F150'88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 lv.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
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979
TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787


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
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
Disni Motor Standard 5 spd.,
new ltires..1 I lyl (orJ ,,'(
$150018636313-34.1


CAR HAULER: Dual arle, ele r
Ine brakes, aluminum
ramps., $1500
863697-2434- ..
DUMP TRAILER. ,2500
t239)633-,,173
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
$2500. (863)634-4306
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Ddrive on ramps. $850.
'863-675-7391 after 6pm
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/gooseneck
trlr.$1200neg. (561)996-9264
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
(239)633-7173


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
$500. (863)234-9642
Ford Highlop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.


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