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City planners'
meeting corrected
The City of Okeechobee's
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustment and Appeals meet-
ing was advertised to be in ses-
sion on Thursday, Sept. 28.
However, the corrected date for
the meeting is Thursday, Sept.
The meeting will be held in
the city council chambers in
city hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.

Fund solicitors
make false claims
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently reported
that they were solicited for con-
tributions by a person falsely
claiming to represent Indian
River Community College
"This person is apparently
using the names of Family Cen-
ter, Friends Provision Center
and IRCC to solicit contribu-
tions. IRCC is hot affiliated in
anty %\ a %ithfithese groups and
is not in olved in soliciting
these types of contributions,"
said Sam Smith, provost of
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Campus.
Okeechobee residents who
are approached for contribu-
tions or have questions should
contact the Dixon Hendry
Campus at (863) 824-6000.


Powder puff game
slatedfor Friday
The annual powder-puff
football game will be held at
Okeechobee High School on
Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

Drought Index
Current: 273
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None'

Lake levels

13.42 feet

Lake level
15.69 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Extended vacation: Couple end 103-day trip

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Joe Baker (left) and Peggy Baker (right) rode into Okee-Tantie on one Sea Doo after the
second one had broken down in Panama City after their long journey around the east-
ern United States.

Crisers complete 'Great Loop'

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
After 103 days and over 5,000
miles, Joe and Peggy Baker again
have their feet firmly planted on
terra firma.
The owners of Big Lake Roof-
ing began their extended excur-
sion through 16 states and Cana-
da on June 5 at Okee-Tantie on
two Sea Doos. Their goal was to
complete what, is known by
boaters or cruisers as the ''Great
Circle Route" or the "Great Loop."
"The trip was fabulous though
it was difficult at times," said Mr.
Baker. "We met many people and
went to many places throughout
the trip. Through all the trials we
are just thrilled that \\e were able
to complete our journey and able
to be on dry ground once again."
While there were a few
changes along the way, their
route began in the Okeechobee
Waterway, continued up the
Intracoastal Waterway to the Alli-
gator River, and on to the Chesa-
peake Bay where they encoun-
tered 50 miles of rough water.
They continued north on the
Delaware and Hudson River into
New York where they passed by
the Statue of Liberty and West
Point on July 2. They encountered
debris in the water due to bad
weather and flooding in the area.
The locks were closed, which
caused them to alter their route
and travel into Canada where Mr.
Baker was accompanied by his
grandson, Cody Herrin, 14.
Mrs. Baker retOrned to Florida
for a break.
The Erie Canal was not acces-

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Council to

unveil '06

city budget

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will hold the first 2006 budg-
et hearing and a regular city,
council meeting on Tuesday,
Sept. 19, at 5 p.m.
The purpose of the hearing
is to consider the firstreading of
ordinances for the proposed
millage rate and proposed
Budget for the fiscal year 2006-
The proposed millage rate
will remain unchanged at
7.1899, which is 7.1899 per

thousand dollars of value on all
real and personal property
within the city. One mill equals
$1 of assessed value.
The city is budgeting total
ietenue of $11,861,002 with
expenditures totaling
$5,477,315, which leaves a
fund balance of $6,311,687.
The ordinances concerning
the village rate and the budget,
if approved, will go into effect
on Oct I
In other business, the coun-,
cill consider the approval of
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Joe and Peggy Baker completed their journey of the east-
ern United States, called the Great Circle Route via Sea
Doos, by circling north through Caniada and back south to
Okee-Tantie. Their journey took 103 days beginning on
Monday, June 5, and ending on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Donating blood
Kati McWaters (right) was one of many local residents
who lined up to donate blood at the Florida Blood Cen-
ters buses last week. Ms. McWaters stated, "I just turned
18 and this was the first time I was able to give blood."
Her blood was drawn by phlebotomist Charles Adrien of
the Florida Blood Centers (left).

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Local man charged with theft of money

An Okeechobee man was
arrested last week and booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
for his alleged connection with
the theft of cash from a local busi-
Vance Farmer, 34, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested Sept. 14 by

Detective M.D. Faulkner of the!
Okeechobee County Sheriff's;
Office (OCSO) on charges of bur-
glary and grand theft. He was
booked into the county jail under
a bond of $20,000.
According to Detective Faulkn-
er, Farmer allegedly entered a

business while it was closed and
robbed it.
"He took advantage of his
knowledge of the business and
went into the office and took an
undisclosed amount of cash,"
said the detective. "He was an
employee of the business, and

had a key to the business." -
The detective said Farmer
apparently entered the business
while it was closed on Saturday,
Aug. 12.
Detective Faulkner said it took
about a month to put his case
together and to build a timeline.

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Reverse mortgage seminar offered
OKEECHOBEE The First Atlantic Mortgage Corp. will host an
information seminar for senior citizens on reverse mortgages at
Lightsey's Restaurant at Okee-Tantie Marina on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
To make a reservation, call 800-375-8787.

Foley's aide holds local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-16th District) will be in room 106 of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Ms. Decker will also be available by phone at (863) 763-6441.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available

S OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
-,- q Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
S -. directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
So - 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
S tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE - Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

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

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sible, so their route changed to
take the Lake-Ch'rnp-laift Canal
into Lake Champlain and into
Canada. Mr. Baker and Cody
crossed into Canada within two
days. They continued cruising on
the Richelieu Waterway into the
Oswego Canal and into the Erie
Canal. Mrs. Baker rejoined the
journey when returned to the
United States.
They continued to Lake Erie
and into Lake Huron and Lake
Michigan stopping at various
cities along the way including
Rogers City, Harbor Springs,

Michigan City. The adventurers
then entered Lake Michigan and
went into the Chicago River
where they visited Soldier field..
When entering the Illinois
River the'Baker' s ran into prob-
lems with the lo6k systems. Their
watercrafts were not allowed
through'the locks without the
accompaniment of a mother ship
due to restrictions. So, they
accompanied a friend from Ten-
nessee and his boat through the
locks and entered the lower Mis-
sissippi River where they traveled
solo once again.
They continued down the Mis-
sissippi River for approximately
170 miles until they reached the
Ohio River and then the Cumber-
land River. They then navigated

the Barkley Canal into the Ten- Office Youth Development Pro-
nessee River. gram, also known as the Trident
The Bakers continued along Sea Cadet Unit, led by Lieutenant
the Tennessee River until tiey M.WMuros.
reached "the 'Tein-Tomn River, 'here wer es h gout
which they'traveled until the' The re wen ti ere'ughout.
reached the Gulf of Mexico where the trip when they weren't sure
they followed the Gulf Coast Intra- that they would be able to com-
coastal Waterway back to their plete this long journey, which car-
point of origin down the Okee- ried them 5,812 miles. Although
chobee Waterway and back to they had troubles along the way,
Okeechobee. they continued to forge ahead to
One of the Sea Doos broke complete their arduous journey.
down in Panama City. So, they put To their knowledge, no one
it in storage and made the remain- else has completed this trip on jet
der of the journey to Okee-Tantie
together on one Sea Doo. skis.
Thev arrived back at Okee- They are both glad to have
Tantie" on Saturday, Sept. 16, completed. the journey, but are
where they were escorted by the also glad that then can now spend
Okeechobee County Sheriff's some time at home on dry land.

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the contract with auditor Hoy-
man, Dobson and Company, P.A.,
for one year which is already
included in the new budget.
The council members will also
consider awarding the bid for a
Sole Source PA and digital record-
ing system to BIS Digital of Fort
Lauderdale in the amount of
$13,395. The city is proposing
paying 50 percent of the amount
from the 2005-06 budget, and the
remaining 50 percent upon instal-

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lation out of the 2006-07 budget.
Maureen Burroughs, president
of Main Street, will present their
quarterly report highlighting what
items they have accomplished in
the third and fourth quarters.
They will also convey the current
projects that Main Street will be
conducting including: a Hal-
loween celebration; Seminole
Indian Pow-Wow; Christmas win-
dow decorating contest; an addi-
tional mural project for the down-
town area sponsored by the
Okeechobee Historical Society;
and, the Save the Old Jail Pro-

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Frederick Daniel
Scurlock, Jr.
Frederick Daniel Scurlock, Jr.,
age 76, of Okeechobee, died Fri-
day, Sept. 15, 2006, at Hamrick
House, Hospice of Okeechobee.
Mr. Scurlock was born Feb.
15, 1930, in West Palm Beach to
Frederick Daniel, Sr. and Dorothy
Scurlock. He was a retired
painter having come to Okee-
chobee from West Palm Beach
35 'years ago. Mr.. Scurlock
proudly served our country in
the U.S. Army during WWII. He
was a member of the First Indian
Baptist Church of Brighton,
member of International Union
Painters and Allied Trades Local
#452 and former owner of Wild
Life Trails in Okeechobee.
Mr. Scurlock was preceded in
death by: his wife, Eleanor Scur-
He is survived by: three
daughters, Betty Frances Scur-
lock of Fellsmere, Sandra Lee
Battles of Vero Beach, Norma
Jean Lucas of, Okeechobee;
three stepdaughters; one step-
son; seven grandchildren; and,
ten great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m., Wednesday,
Sept. 20, 2006, at First Indian
Baptist Church of Brighton,
20060 Reservation Road,
Brighton Reservation.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, Hamrick House,
P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Lorene Marie Reeves
Lorene Marie Reeves, age 75,
of Okeechobee, died Sept. 17,
2006, at her home.
Mrs. Reeves was born April
15, 1931, in Jasper, Ala. to
Lemons and Minnie Lou
Franklin. She was a homemaker
having come to Okeechobee
from Davie in 1973. She was a
member of the Church of God.
Mrs. Reeves was preceded in
death by her son, Billy Reeves.
Mrs. Reeves is survived by:

her husband of 56 years, Willie
C. Reeves; children, Charlotte
(Ray) Carr of Okeechobee,
Frankie (Patti-Ann) Reeves of
Marianna, Lawana Reeves of Ft.
Pierce; twin sister, Pauline Oden
of Okeechobee; sister, Jimmie
Mercer of Georgia; brother, Har-
lyon (Ava) Gilliland of Alabama;
sister, Carolyn (Bobby) Hall of
Mulberry; five grandchildren;
and, nine great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19,
2006, at Bass Okeechobee
Funeral services will be at 10
a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 20,
2006, at Church of God with Pas-
tor Larry Kilgore officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-'
green Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee Fla. 34973
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second Street,
Patricia Cheryl Riley
Patricia Cheryl Riley, age 61,
of Okeechobee, died Sept. 14,
She was born Nov. 5, 1944, in
Redwood City, Calif., and has
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past 26 years. She was a
member of the Women of the
Moose in Okeechobee.
She is preceded in death by:
her granddaughter, Kimberley
She is survived by: her daugh-
ter, Lisa Riley; and, grandson,
Matthew Riley, both of Dunn,
Family will receive friends on
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at the
Buxton Funeral Home from 4:30
p.m. until service time at 6:30
p.m. Paul M. Buxton arid the
Women of the. Moose will offici-
ate the service.
' In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made in
Mrs. Riley's name to the Moose-
heart Charity, 155 South Interna-
tional Drive, Mooseheart, Ill.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Arrest Report

The following individuals Were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
Cit3 Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Michael Braxton Adams, 25,
N.E. 122nd Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 29 by the St.
Lucie County Sheriff's Office on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of
possession of a weapon by a con-
victed felon, dealing in stolen
property; and, misdemeanor
charges of improper exhibition of
a weapon and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $44,000.
Christopher V. Hatcher, 26,
N.W. 58th St. Miami, was arrested
Sept. 6 by Deputy Sam Thomas on
an Okeechobee County charging
him with violation of probation -
robbery. He is being held without
Enrique Lopes-Ramirez, 27,
N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with the
felonies of failure to appear -
resisting an officer with violence
and failure to, appear depriving
an officer means of protection;
and the misdemeanors of failure
to appear failure to drive within a
single lane, failure to appear -
attaching an unassigned tag and
failure to appear driving without
a valid driver's license. He is being
held without bond.
Charles Albert Bonaplel, 41,
S.E. 9 Ist Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 11 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on'an Okeechobee Coun-

ty warrant charging him with pos-
session of a controlled substance.
He is being held without bond.
Shane Squier Sverak, 24, S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 12 by Deputy K. Sar-
Yos on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at
Ryan Alvah O'Neal, 24, N.E.
60th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 13 by Deputy P. Mas-
,.sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Matthew Alvarado, 18, N.W.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sept. 13 by Deputy Donna H.
Lee on a charge of battery on
detention staff. His bond was set
at $15,000.
Linda Mae Carnley, 22, N.W.
3,0th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-'
ed Sept. 14 by Detective John
Ziegler on an Okeechobee County
Warrant charging her with grand
theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Scott A. Carnley, 18, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee,. was
arrested Sept. 14 by Detective
Richard Durfee on charges of bur-
glary of a dwelling and grand
theft. His bondwas set at $35,000.
Anthony Lavell Martin, 22,
Annona Ave., Pahokee, was
arrested Sept. the OCPD on
a charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender.
His bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
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OHS powder puff

game is this Friday

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The annual powder-puff foot-
ball game will be held at Okee-
chobee High School on Friday,
Sept..22, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold
at the gate. The concession stand
will be open and selling refresh-
In this special game, the play-
ers are female members of the
senior and junior classes. And, in
a total gender reversal, the cheer-
leaders will be active male mem-
bers of their classes.
Practice for both groups began
Monday, Sept. 18, and will be held
each day until the big game on Fri-
This game is held as a fundrais-
er for the senior class. All pro-
ceeds from ticket sales and the

concession stand will go toward
lowering the cost of Grad Nite for
each individual student, as well as
other senior activities slated to
take place throughout the year.
"The busses. alone cost
$13,200," said Gina Davis. "Then,
the tickets for Grad Nite cost sen-
iors $58 a piece. Activities, such as
this, help to offset that cost."
Both classes will be trained by
teachers and members of their
respective team. The senior class
is under the wings of Kevin Burde-
shaw and Leah Scott, while the
junior class will be trained by
Nathan Owen and Weena Harris.
Helping Mr. Burdeshaw and
Mr. Owen train the girls will be
members of the Brahman Foot-
ball team. The high school cheer-
leaders will be helping Ms. Scott
and Ms. Harris to prepare the
boys for their cheerleading debut.

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BASSWOOD SIGN: Once again our entrance to Basswood coming
off of U.S. 98 has been defaced. Someone or maybe several people
have removed the B from Basswood. It's too bad that you can't find a
better way to direct your energy by doing something constructive. But
like the saying goes, small things amuse people with small minds.
Some of us that live in Basswood have worked hard to make our small
community look nice. It probably wouldn't be hard to find the house
you live in because you and your family apparently have no pride. Usu-
ally, when people do things like this it's because they have no educa-
tion or morals. The only thing they have on their minds is to destroy
things that others think are nice to see and have. I hope that you are
caught, just like the others who want to deface our community.

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Community Events

GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For infor-
mation, call (772) 785-5804.

OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second
Ave. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunchrmeeting.

TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as one
of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Com-
fort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also
speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is
$35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited. The con-
ference comes highly recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr.
David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come learn
about worldview. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or,
visit \\

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

Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St. Lunch
will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 10,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and an'infant and child CPR class on Saturday,
Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will.present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce
at (863) 763-2684.

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Upcoming Events

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 Savior, 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 10 a.m. until 1 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 information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets 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
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) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7;30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S, Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
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.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call ,(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R
to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
(863) 824-2899. '
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 .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 information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.,
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage 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) 46T-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday 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 is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W, Park St.,
in Okeechobee. .
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an Ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity 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

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-

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organi-
zations to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee
Main Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and
the Chamber of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-
to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Festival will take place
Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will be free. If you
would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary dona-
tion, call (863) 467-6246.

Community Events

Church hosting gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 916 WN Park St., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The
featured performers will be Randy Whipple along with Greg
Douglas at the keyboard and who will be singing with his sister
Melissa Douglas Harden. Other singers will be featured
throughout the program.

Library hosting hurricane program
"Historic Hurricanes" featuring real time reminiscences of
local residents from the great hurricanes of the past will be pre-
sented on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Janie Gould, from Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC), has interviewed area residents about
their hurricane experiences.

Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a
prayer walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of
September. 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 Observa-
tion Patrol will provide security and traffic control. The schedule
is: Tuesday, Sept. 19, North Elementary School, 3999 N.W. 10th
Terrace, Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, Peace
Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, and Seminole Ele-
mentary School, 2690 N.W. 42nd Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 26, Okee-
chobee High School 2800 U. S. 441 N., and Everglades Elemen-
tary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St. The prayer walk will begin at
the first school oh the list. For information, call (863) 763-3519.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will
be hosted by Affordable Art Gallery, 116 S.W. Fourth Ave., 8
a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. For information, call (863) 357-

Babysitter training class offered
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be hold-
ing a babysitter training class on Saturday, Sept. 23, where
youth learn knowledge and skills to provide safe and responsi-
ble care for children. The course is six hours, so participants
should bring a light snack or lunch. The cost of this course if
$45. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house Sunday, Sept. 24. Services are: 8 a.m. tradi-
tional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child
care is provided. For information, contact the church office at
(863) 763-4021.

OHS yearbooks to go on sale
Okeechobee High School Yearbooks will be on sale Sept. 25
through Sept. 29 during first and second lunch. The cost of the
yearbook is $35. If you buy now, you save $10 and will be
admitted to the Yearbook Jam in May when the books arrive.
Please make checks payable to OHS.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m.
in the conference room 3 of the Roger Poltras Administration
Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information,
contact Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory
board will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, contact Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.

Cowboys for Christ plan event
Cowboys for Christ, located off S.R. 731 and Club House
Road in Venus, will meet Thursday, Sept 28, at 6 p.m. Food and
fellowship time begins at 7 p.m.

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.

Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations
of new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby
Shower to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or
donating may call (863) 462-5877.

Free event on native plants planned
Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W Kanner
Highway, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 30. Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on
volunteer effort as volunteers of all ages help install native
plants at DuPuis' Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat
Trail will be offered. There will be a presentation about south-
ern Florida's native plants, and we will have beautiful, native
plants available for purchase. This event is free and all volun-
teers with receive a free barbecue lunch. Girl Scouts can earn
the "Get with the Land" badge for participating. High School
students can earn volunteer hours. Call (800) 432-2045, ext.
3339, for information and to sign up.

Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
outreach and training committee will meet Monday, Oct. 2,
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.

Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet
Monday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St., to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of
the Friends of the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is
eligible to be nominated for the following the positions of presi-
dent, vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information,
call Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14,
and Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is
$10 and is payable by check only. You do not have to be a mem-
ber of AARP or have AARP insurance to be eligible for the class.
Check with your auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-
count after you have received your certificate from the class. Con-
tact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.

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Saturday 301 N.E. 19TH Drive
Oct. 14H Okeechobee, FI 34972

8 am 12 pm ca (863) 357-0039
for your appointment time!
Continental Breakfast will be served.


Patients will no longer have to travel out of town to receive
these advanced medical services.

P.E.T. is a unique imaging modality that can detect cancer and other diseases
at an early stage. The information is beneficial to the physician in determining
diagnosis, therapy, surgery and monitoring of progress.

The scans will be read by a Board Certified Nuclear Medicine Radiologist. Dr.
M.E. Heard graduated from the University of Michigan and did his fellowship
and residency at Duke University and John Hopkins Hospital.

P.E.T. LinQ software allows the physician to view the scan and report via a
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For further information call 467-9500
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Girl swimmers down Falcons, 104-61 Sports Briefs

The girls of the Brahman swim
team downed the Lady Falcons
104-61 last Wednesday afternoon
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool. The results
of the individual events are:
200-yd. Medley Relay: (1) Ok.-
Sheffield, Rogers, Barnes, Decker,
2:33.1; (2) JB., 2:46.37; (3) JB,
200-yd. Freestyle: (1) Ok.-
Rebecca Barnes, 2:37.31; (2) Ok.-
Randi Barnes, 2:47.12; (3) Ok.-
Meagan Benbow, 3:02; (4)
200-yd. Individual Medley: (1)
Ok.-Streelman, 3:03.14; (2) JB.,
3:05.65; (3) JB., 3:19.79; (4) JB.,
50-yd. Freestyle: (1) Ok.-
Kuipers, 30.40; (2) Ok.-Decker,
32.31; (3) JB., 33.40; (4) 35.87; (5)
JB.-36.44; (6) JB.-36.66.
100-yd. Butterfly: (1) Ok.-
Barnes, 1:26.46; (2) JB.-1:32.27;
(3) JB.-1:40.40.
100-yd. Freestyle: (1) Ok.-

Streelman, 1.09.97; (2) Ok.-
Kuipers, 1:11.73; (3) Ok.-Rodgers,
1:14.00; (4) JB.-1:18.00; (5) JB.-
1:26.36; (6) JB.-1:28.52.
500-yd. Freestyle: (1) JB.-
7:29.87; (2) Ok.-Barnes, 7:39.26;;
(3) Ok.-Sheffield, 7:55.34; (4) Ok.-
Holt, 8:00.11; (5) JB.-10:07.22.
200-yd. Freestyle Relay: (1) Ok.-
Decker, Barnes, Streelman,
Kuipers, 2:08.94; (2) Ok.-Rodgers,
Lara, Benbow, Barnes, 2:19.9; (3)
JB.-2:22.24, (4) JB.-2:24.10.
100-yd. Backstroke: (1) Ok.-
Sheffield, 1:36.45; (2) JB.-1:38.11,
(3) JB.-1.49:96, (4) JB.-1:51.25, (5)
Ok.-Boswell, 2:26.6.
100-yd. Breaststroke: (1) Ok.-
Rodgers, 1:34.43, (2) JB.-1:35.90,
(3) JB.-1:42.97, (4) Ok.-Delcampo,
2:03, (5) JB., 2:18.76.
400-yd. Freestyle Relay: (1) Ok.-
Barnes, Sheffield, Benbow, Streel-
man, 5:10.62, (2) JB.-5:25, (3) Ok.-
Delcampo, Holt, Lara, Boswell,


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Lady Brahmans Rebecca Barnes (left) and Allison Decker
(right) helped captured a win for the Lady Brahmans against
the Lady Falcons of Jensen Beach last Wednesday at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool. The Lady
Brahmans defeated the Lady Falcons 104-61.

Boy swimmers meet defeat by Falcons

The Brahman boys' swimming
team met defeat 129-26 at the
hands of the Jensen Beach Fal-
cons last Wednesday afternoon at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
swimming pool.
The Brahman boys' team is
running shorthanded and had to
forfeit in four events.
The results of the meet are as
200-yd. Medley Relay: (1) JB.,
2:13.73, (2) JB., 2:18.28 (3) Ok.-

Murphy, Heater, Candler,
Hawthorne, 2:45.49.
200-yd. Freestyle: (1) JB.,
2.12.22, (2) Ok.-Murphy, 2:40.69,
(3) JB., 2:87.47, (4) JB., 2:59.19.,
200-yd. Individual Medley: (1)
JB., 2:25.22, (2) JB., 2:36.72, (3)
JB., 2:41.10.
50-yd. Freestyle: (1) JB., 25.91,
(2) JB., 32.97, (3) JB., 35.48, (4)
Ok., Heater, 36.07, (5) Ok., 36.12.
100-yd. Butterfly: (1) JB.,
1:08.84, (2) JB., 1:26.03, (3) JB.,

100-yd. Freestyle: (1) JB.,
57.88, (2) JB., 1:01.46, (3) Ok.,
Candler, 1:05.05, (4) Ok., Murphy,:
1:07.41, (5) JB., 1:23.41, (6) Ok.,
Heater, 1:23.81.
500-yd. Freestyle: (1) JB.,
5:38.69, (2) JB., 8:19.93.
200-yd. Freestyle Relay: (1) JB.,
2:05.66, (2) JB., 2:06.23, (3) Ok.,
Candler, Heater, Hawthorne, Mur-1
phy, 2:16.78.
100-yd. 'Backstroke:. (1) JB.,

1:12.00, (2) JB., 1:19.44, (3) JB.,
100-yd. Breaststroke: (1) Ok.,
Candler, 1:22.02, (2) JB., 1:26.28,
(3) JB., 1:33.85, (4) JB., 1.34.19.
400-yd. Freestyle Relay: (1) JB.,
4:47.37, (2) JB., 4:47.87.
The team will take on the
swimmers of John Carroll High
School, Ft. Pierce Central and Port
St. Lucie today at 4 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex
swimming pool.

Adult softball
tournament slated
A men's softball tournament
will be held Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at
the men's softball field on N.W.
Ninth Ave.
Cash prizes will be awarded to
the first and second place teams.
The time has not been
The entry fee is $225 per team.
For information and registra-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-4496
or George at (863) 634-7657.

OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.

OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brah-
man athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.

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OG & CC Weekly Results

RI.G.S. League
Sept. 9: First place-Terry Mil-
lette. Second place-Russ Adams.
Closest to pin-(2) Ida Curtis, (8)
Max Sherry, (11) Kenny Curran,
(17) no one.
Sept. 12: First place-Kenny
Curran. Second place-Jack
Cofield. Last place-Ida Curtis.

Closest to pin-(2) Kenny Curran,
(8) Jack Forde, (11) Kenny Cur-
ran, (17) Russ Adams.
Sept. 13: First place-Russ
Adams. Second place-Ron Het-
ling. Last place-Max Sherry. Clos-
est to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8)
Tom Jewell, (11) no one, (17)
Kenny Curran.

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OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) and the
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
Team are getting ready to kick off a
new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport, con-
tact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
5815 or go to the FHSRA website
and then go to the membership
page and download your forms.
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10.

Grid program
taking players
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is' still accepting new play-
If your child would like to play,
contact co-presidents James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
The registration fee is $75.
In order to register you must
have a copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physi-
cal from your doctor and a copy of
the child's birth certificate.

Adult players wanted
for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
team,. If interested, contact
George at (863) 634-7657.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
15, through Thursday, Sept. 21,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Gridiron Gang"
(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
Theatre II "Little Man" (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 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Material Girls"
(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 and 9
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-


Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control facil-
ity with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon Vol-
unteers are needed in St. Lucie,
Indian River, Martin and, Okee-
chobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two hours
of your time each week will make
a difference in the lives of these

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1-(800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation. Each
year, Auxiliarists (folks just like
you) save almost 500 lives, assist
some 15,000 boaters in distress,
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of recre-
ation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-

ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
a youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

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CAMERA, in the park on Labor
Day. (863)763-6464
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify (239)657-8549

eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail, (863)634-9564
(2), lost around the Prairie
Viking area, 6 mos old,
Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward 634-2542/772-263-2269

male, 7 Ibs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
BEAGLE, female, 8 yrs. old,
spayed, shots up to date,
friendly, to good home only.
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
CATAHOULA MIX, all shots,
housebroken, sweet dog,
needs room to run, to good
home only. (863)634-7109
FEMALE DOG brwn/blk.
spots, unique markings.
Smaller. Good family dog, to
good home. 863-227-4311
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
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homes. (863)357-0054
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
loves people(863)261-1968
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. (863)610-2204
KITTENS- to good homes 7
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Work with Family Services and Educaltion
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477 or resumes
to editharill(

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To;
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
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5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
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or 772-220-9939
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For Construction Company
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Must have transportation.
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The UPS Store, the industry
leader in business and
shipping services has an
excellent opportunity for a
Customer Service/Sales Clerk
We are looking for someone
who is friendly and outgoing.
The ideal candidate will have
retail experience, outstanding
customer service skills, must
be well organized and
professional. Apply now at
1414 S. Parrott Ave.
To work with disabled adults.
Aide will work hand in hand
with instructor in classroom
environment. Competitive
salary and benefits.
Fax resume to: 863-467-9656

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daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
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Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.

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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms

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


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From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.


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 572
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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall
mount Was Installed, Never
used. $750. (863)357-3400

both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
$100 (863)634-0517
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
exc.cond. $500.
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
WASHER & DRYER- both in
good condition, $100 will
sell separate (863)612-0969
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!


45'x8'x1l0'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
Palm City.

ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.

2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANS (20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopy speakers, $100.
$50. Call Diane

pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
Nautica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391

items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500

Solid wood w/drawer, hutch,
26" deep, 48" wide, 56" high
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.

DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.

excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/neg. (772)597-0650
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown metal, tables
with glass tops, $175.
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
SEAT, $400.863-234-1067

COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
DINETTE SET-' 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300
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
$125. (561)633-1371.
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
OFFICE SET, Matching con-
temporary style desk, 5 drawer
file cabinet, 2 book shelves.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
RECLINER, Lane, swivels &
rocks too. Good condition.
$75 (863)467-8681
SOFA- .asking $50 in good
condition (863)517-1974
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812
can separate into 2 twins.
Engraved' w/horses. $200 or
best offer. 863-634-8445

COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
22x29" holds 4 rifles,
1960's. Small drawer, $25.
cers 22'cal. $550. Firm.
Vince (863)697-2969
4-12X4 Scope, 22 mag, SS,
laminated stock, in box $350
choose from. $300 $400
each. (239)872-8504

than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883
GS490, $200.

ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 863)675-7105 or

CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
brand, rustic look, perfect for
bedroom or family room,
$50. (863)763-6220
Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany
style, cream & dark green,
$100 for both.

(Pronto-54) Up to 300 Ibs.
ed. size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250.863-635-3540
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949

cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75

AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween. $30
(561)629-6213 or
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tanning Hut, w/2 bulbs,
asking $800. (863)634-9119

DRUM SET, Coda, wine color,
used about 10 min, pd
$1200, asking $600.
863-697-9514 after 7pm
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
500/both, will sell separate.
.ORGAN, Yamaha, $300

w/hutch, pine color $100.
FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both

$35 (863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $400
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$250 or best offer.
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or wilt separate.
bred, 1 Omths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100.239-425-5605
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
FREE HAMSTERS, (3) adults
& 3) babies. Need taming.
863-801-1302 .
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
MINI PINCHERS (2), 2 year
old mother & 7 mos. old pup
w/shots. Great dogs. To good
homes only. (863)634-3748
Puppies, 2 females, 6 males,
shots/wormed, 8 wks. Parents
on premises. UKC purple rib-
bon bred. $200.863-467-4149
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
$525 (863)675-1112
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.

large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464

CRAB TRAPS (2), $15 for both
KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
Florence. $100.
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.

229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.

SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476

BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
base, $1500. 863-234-1067
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
w/remote, asking $75.
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134

gallon tank. $75
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479

I m II
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.

KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture I

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

148- Orig manual, has PTO,
hyd., 2 discs, 2 ferral, plow
& wood fin mower, $3300
or best offer (863)824-0262

RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classilleds

Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc;.Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-4,67-7f23-
Mare Quarterhorse, 7'yrs.
old, with "saddle, $1300.
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318
synthetic, 16", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318

RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
cut, 16 HP Briggs, runs
good, needs rear end, $150
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
Professional, $275 or best
offer. (863)467-1958

SOWS-(3) Chester Whites.
300lbs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044

N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$575 mo. lst&sec.No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)357-3318

NEED TO RENT: 600-800 sq ft
for small Wood Working
Shop call Ken 863-467-4821
or 772-567-8531

BUILDING, 2,520 sq. ft., cor-
ner of Hwy 441 N & 110th St.
$900 mo. (863)763-5062

ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Rentals Available.
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom. Seasonal
& long term lease options.
Call 863-824-0981
Basswood, $11 00/mth.
Call Pdrtchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEE., LG. 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' canal front, new sea
wall, tiki hut, fish cleaning sta-
tion, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All. new apple Elec.,
A/C,$1450/mo. 561-762-3309
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 @
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba, Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
last, Call (772)320-8547
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra Ig.
family room overlooks canal.
$1500/mo. 561-308-7262
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or

Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
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Real Estate

Business Places -
Sate 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property. Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectoln1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78,900.(863)634-3312

BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot 124x125.
100% financing available.
Located at 1761 NE 3rd St.,
2 story, fenced yard, possible
owner financing. Florida
Properties of Ft. Pierce, LLC

When doing those chores
Is doig you i, It's itne
to look for a helper kI
the classifeds.

Wanting to purch. ydry. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487

Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-6503
15 miles east
of Lake
Wales off Hwy. 60. Lake-
view lots, tree covered, no
M/H's. 50'x200'$25K,
100'x200' $60K, 200'x187'
$110K. Free Community
Boat Launch & Marina.
863-696-4038 or cell:
863-944-2460 or e-mail:

Mobile Homes

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

LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451

Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451

1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
First, last & security.
OKEE. 2br, 1/2 ac landscape
lot, Lg. screen porch, CBS
Util./rm. Quite adult area on a
dead street. Off Hwy 70 E.
$850. mo. + 1st, Last &
sec. Includes lawn service.
70E behind Bills Mini Mart, FL
room & covered porch, lawn
care & water provided, fenced
yard, no pets. $750/mo. &
$500 sec. (863)763-0648
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.

New! 3 BR, 2 BA, split floor
plan, 28 x 48, w/lot,
$145,000. (863)763-8622.


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sldis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles- '3030
Sport Vehicles/ATV 3035

-220z groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Trlr. $6500.772-263-2269
.Bass Tracker ProTeam 190TX
Spec. Ed., '06, all welded
const., 90hp Merc. Optimax,
$16,200. (863)763-6854
BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
COBIA, 20'7", no motor, magic
tilt trailer, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)677-0025
LOWE PONTOON 24'- xtra Ig.
pontoons, new deck, carpet &
seats. Full encl. w/bath, new
trir., 90hp Honda 4 stroke.
$7200! 863-763-2634 Bob
SWEETWATER, '91, 20' tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
no tdr., can deliver, $3000 or
best offer. (863)467-8161

Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
offer. (863)467-9234
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warranty. $750

w/trailer, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
$900. (863)824-3354
Your lext Job could be In
today's classlfieds. Did
you look for It?

minum, asking $100

$270. 863-467-6960 -

GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-2280

110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
built, runs good, elec start,
hi-low range, call for details
$1500 (863)697-2032
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
Wheeler (954)520-6707

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Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 19, 2006



Autonmobilf 400
Autos Wantld 4010
Ctasic Cars 4015
CommercialIcs1 4020s

FTori Cars 4030

Parts RpaB 4045
Pickup T*fucI 4050
Spe Ut 4055
UtIlty TraEHet 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601

1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
$2500. (863)983-7211
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1995.863-697-2882
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
4 cyl., A/C, CD, 4 dr. blue,
manual. $900 Iv. msg.
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
'96, Good gas mileage, Ex-
cellent condition $3000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691

front end wrecked, brand
new trars., 60K, $1000/neg.
'98, Dark green, a/c, all.pow-
er, leather interior, immacu-
late. $3990 (863)467-6110
cellent gas mileage, runs
great, $2000 or best offer.
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect $3950.
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276

Reconditioned. $1695.
Yamaha '05, $3500

GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1000/neg.

motor for parts. $150 or best
offer. 863-467-9046
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
$900. 863-634-5289
5 spd., standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond.;-only 5 hrs. $200.
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after6pm
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189

factory. $100.863-467-8038
pickup bed, brand new. $15
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077
TIRES/RIMS. Set of four, for
truck 35" GM 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
Gd.Cond.$600. 239-425-5605
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall.-$800 (863)697-0467

CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass bo;, A/C Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.

CHEVY BLAZER'95, fully load-
ed, tinted windows, beautiful,
cd stereo, a/c, great on gas.
$5400 neg. (863)983-7211
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $ 300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
DODGE, '78, 1 ton; 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221.
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 in Okee
mings diesel, eng., trans &
rear end good. $800/neg.
FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or

FORD F250 '95, manual trans.,
long bed, bed liner, a/c,
am/fm/cass., runs great.
$4500 (863)763-8982
FORD RANGER XL- '95, cold
A/C, 136K, $1000. Or best
offer. (863)357-3400
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound body &
nice interior, bedliner,
$2500. (863)893-5789
5 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675.863-697-2882

JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work. $200 or best offer.

6x12, tandem axle, brand new.
.$2500. 863-634-3328

FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.
863-634-3328 "

- '85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig: $1100.
CHEVY VAN '00, Express Car-
go, excellent condition.
$5500 (863)357-0037
email looskin(
good. $700. 239-462-7722

54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743.
good cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
new tires, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
offer. 863-634-4306
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500. Neg. 863-763-3190
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691

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Community Events

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family
of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okee-
chobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0518.

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

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releas-
ing a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional
health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.

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

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

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
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..

ACS 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 survivor or
would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at
(863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5Q00, ext. 282, or (863) 763-

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

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
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be 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.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A pic-
ture ID is needed for all donors.,

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

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

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

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:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 WV. South Park St., has arts and crafts for,
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass.and gospel music ev ery-Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183,'or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60
and over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
.edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament' is 24 karat gold
on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; 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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)

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

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

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

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. ParrottAve., across from the movie the-
atre. 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 loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m.-and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades ,Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at-the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the 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 currently -taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30

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