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EMT solicitation
is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
phone.
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
tions supposedly to be used
for.training and equipment.
If contacted by the group,
do not donate money.
Fund solicitors
make false claims
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently reported
that they were solicited for
contributions by a person
falsely claiming to represent
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC.I.
"This person is apparently
using the names' of Family
Center, Friends Provision Cen-
ter and IRCC to solicit contri-
butions. IRCC is not affiliated
in any way with these groups
and is not involved in solicit-
ing these t\pes of contribu-
tions," said Sam Smith,
provost of. IRCC's Dixon
Hendry Campus.
Okeechobee residents
who are approached for con-
tributions or have question's
should contact the Dixon
Hendry Campus at (863) 824-
6000.

Drought Index
Current: 419
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.43 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.57 feet
(SOURCE:-
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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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-
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300 houses and a college east of
Ojai. The order was voluntary and
came after the fierce winds blew
embers past the lines of the blaze,
igniting at least two "spot" fires.
The winds also prompted
authorities to briefly ground their
27 water-dropping helicopters
Saturday, but Dan Bastion of the
U.S. Forest Service said all avail-
able aircraft will be used Sunday.
Flames were visible on the
ridge from Highway 150, which is
about three miles from the fire
line.
The new fires consumed thou-
sands of acres of brush before
burning back into the main blaze,


which has scorched 127,569
acres or nearly 200, square
miles since igniting Labor Day.
It was 40 percent contained.
One of the "spot" blazes
burned about 7,000 acres in the
canyons above Thomas Aquinas
College in Santa Paula along
Highway 150, about 75 miles
north of Los Angeles. The campus
was evacuated late Saturday.
Plumes of reddish smoke were
visible as students raced between
dorms gathering books and cloth-
ing.
Charlie Kaiser, 20, walked to
his car carrying a surfboard
wrapped in a blanket and several
books.
"If we get Monday off, I want
to go surfing," Kaiser said. "I don't
think the campus is going to burn


down or anything. It's too wet.
The fire will probably go around."
Students said college mainte-
nance employees had been run-
ning sprinklers nonstop for a
week. Buses transported evacuat-
ed students to a nearby church.
The second "spot" fire burned
about 3,000 acres south of Lock-
wood Valley.
To the west, 10 homes in the
Rose Valley area were evacuated
as a precaution, and hundreds of
people in communities about 10
miles from the fire's edge were
told to be ready to leave if the
winds sent flames their way.
The National Weather Service
issued a red flag warning for
extreme fire conditions through
Sunday in the area.
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hopeful the winds would begin to
taper off by Sunday afternoon.
"Once that happens, we will
get in there with a passion and do
as much work as we can so we
can put this thing to bed," he said.
A light, moist wind from the
south had calmed the huge fire
along the border of Ventura and
Los Angeles counties for several
days last week.
More than 3,000 firefighters
were battling the blaze, which has
cost $33 million to fight.
Elsewhere, a small brush fire
broke out Saturday in the Angeles
National Forest in northern Los
Angeles County. It burned 100
acres and was 35 percent con-
tained. No structures were threat-
ened and no evacuations were
ordered, authorities said.


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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.

Survey deadline is Sept. 30
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has announced that the deadline for sub-
mitting a completed survey to be used to identify the needs of the
local business community will be Saturday, Sept. 30.
If any business has completed the survey, it should be faxed to
the Main Street office at (863) 467-8488. If a business has not
o received the survey, visit the Main Street web site at www.mainstree-
tokeechobee.com; or, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
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.

One ticket wins $14M jackpot
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto
numbers to win a jackpot of $14 million, lottery officials said Sun-
day.
The winning ticket was bought in Boca Raton, officials said.
A total of 131 tickets matched five numbers to win $3,684.50;
5,453 tickets matched four numbers for $71.50; and 107,887 tickets
matched three numbers for $5.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 5-17-28-
31-47-51.
^- Two Fantasy 5 players share prize
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Two winners of the "Fantasy 5" game will
collect $138,526.44 each, the Florida Lottery said Sunday.
The winning tickets were bought in Miami and Sanford, lottery
officials reported.
The 401 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $111 each.
-- Another 12,463 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $10 each, and
120,983 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
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Plant ID can be a difficult task


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week I wasasked to give a
presentation to a group of Master
Gardener trainees in Dade Coun-
ty. My subject was basic botany,
which can be a tough subject to
cover in a few hours. I did my best
to leave them with the idea that
plants identification is a lot easier
if the plant family can be figured
out..
I should listen to my own
advice. A recent visitor from Fort
Drum brought in a plant for iden-
tification. Somehow, the leaves
and stems reminded me of anoth-
er plant that I identified early this
summer, the Root Beer Plant. I
spent a lot of time searching for
the identity of my mystery plant
among the Pepperomia family.
Our Master Gardeners beat me to
the punch, as they remembered
to look at the fruit of our mysteri-
ous specimen, and identified it as
the Psychic Nut.
Today's column will not only
tell a little bit about these two
plants, but is a good take home
message for budding botanists:
look at all the evidence available
when trying to find out more
about plants in our Florida Yards.

Botany .Basics
The science of plant biology is
a work in progress. According to
Wikpedia, an on-line encyclope-
dia, there are as many as 400 dif-
ferent families of plants. Some are
well known, like the rose or lily
family. Others are relative
unknowns, such as the Krameri-
aceae, which includes one
species of an obscure South
American herb, the Peruvian
Rhatany.
One can easily get lost in the
jungle of botanical names, so let's
leave this topic quickly. But the
one thing to remember is that
flower and fruit structures have
been the basis for lumping plants
together in families or splitting
them into different groups. An in
many cases, other family charac-
teristics are the same across all
members of a plant family.

Aggressive
Root Beer plant
Early this summer I received
an email from a local lady. Elaine


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Davis sent me a digital photo of a
plant that she had acquired. She
was growing it in her back yard.
and was concerned about its
invasive habitat, and wanted to
know more about it. The research
process started with the, steps
needed to clearly identify the
plant in question.
She told me it was commonly
called the Root Beer plant, so
named because of the smell that
came from crushed leaves and
stems. It has been reportedly used
as a wrapper leaf in Latin Ameri-
can cooking and has some reput-
ed medicinal values. We also
found that this plant was becom-
ing an aggressive invader in
Hawaii, Micronesia, and even in
some places in the American
tropics.
Locating the botanical name
of Root Beer plant as Piper auri-
tum allowed us to find out more
information, but positive identifi-
cation would have to wait until it
produced some flowers. So I
asked Elaine to let me know if she
saw this plant produced some
stick-like flower stalks, the
"spadex" that is typical of Peace
lilies, philodendrons, and several
other plant families. This week
she noticed the flowers, and con-
firmed the identity.

Poisonous
Psychic Nut
Our Fort Drum resident
brought in several generous
stems of leaves from her mystery
plant, and included was an over-
ripe, rounded fruit with three
large black seeds. The stems had
a big bump at the node where
the buds are and it somehow
reminded me of the Root Beer
plant. I went right to my books,
looking among the other Pepper-
omias to see if I could find a refer-.
ence to our mystery plant.
Meanwhile, our Master Gar-
deners started the tedious process
of going through picture books,
comparing the pictures to the
specimen. Lady Luck was on their
side,' as Master Gardener Terry


Lane stumbled onto a photo in
one of our poisonous plant books
that was a close match. And on
closer inspection and review, she
suggested that it could be the Psy-
chic Nut, Jatropha curcas.
I read the description of the
fruit, and then went back to the
bag and saw what I had over-
looked. A later visit to the Fort
Drum home of Veronica Ware
confirmed that indeed the mys-
tery plant was this distant relative
of the poinsettia, a member of the
Euphorbia family.
Besides the failure to follow
the rules of looking at the fruit
first, another piece of evidence
that threw me was the discrepan-
cies between some of our refer-
ences: one reference reported the
leaves could be cooked and con-
sumed, and the fruit was known
to be "dangerously eaten." Mrs.
Ware said that she knows of pep-
pie who had consumed this plant.
My suggestion is more cautious: if
the face of conflicting evidence, I
will err on the side of caution and
let people know that since some
report it as poisonous, consuming,
it may not be a healthy thing to
do. Besides, I noticed that the
botanical name puts it in the
same genus as two other orna-
mental plants that are very poi-
sonous, the Coral Plant (Jatropha
multifida) and the Peregrina (Jat-
ropha integerrima.)
Another interesting fact about
this plant is that it is being grown
in India and other places as a
source of oil which is squeezed
out of the seed of the Psychic Nut.
Experts are looking to the Psychic
Nut as a sustainable producer of
bio-diesel fuels. While these nuts
could be grown for their oil, it will
take more research to determine
if it would be profitable to use this
poisonous fruit to fuel our energy
needs.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on basic botany or these particu-
lar plants, please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
863-763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


OFC students participate



in high school program


During Okeechobee Fresh-
man's Campus' first half-day
(Thursday, Sept. 14), a great
presentation entitled "Making
High School Count" was pre-
sented to our Mavericks. "Mak-
ing High School Count" is
designed to help students under-,
stand the importance of high
school and what they need to
accomplish to maximize their
opportunities upon graduation.
The program also addresses
transitional issues such as time
management and study skills.
Serrina Snyder thought Dinard
Mitchell's presentation "was a
great way to teach students how
to get through school with suc-


Obituary


cess. He was a good speaker. He
made the assembly exciting for
the students." On average, guid-
ance counselors rated the value
of the ideas presented a 9.6 on a
ten-point scale. This program,
combined with the success of
the organization's additional
presentations for juniors and
seniors, allowed Making It


Count to deliver its message to
more than 2.1 million high
school students in 2005. Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus has
hosted this presentation since
2002 and more than 2,500 ninth
grade students have heard the
Making High School Count mes-
sage. More information about
the Making It Count in-school
presentation programs can be
found on the company's web-
site at
www.makingitcount.com. Guid-
ance counselor Tracy Sills,
OFC's guidance counselor, did
an amazing job organizing not
only the assembly but a success-
ful half-day schedule.


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BUDGET SUMMARY
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
COMBINED STATEMENT OF PROJECTED REVENUES AND BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1. 2006 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
ARE 45.9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


TOTAL
SPECIAL
GENERAL REVENUE
FUND FUNDS


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Ad Valorem- Dstrct 0
Ad Valorem- Okeachobee Basin 0
Ad Valmorenf- Big Cypreess Basin 0
Ad Valoekm Everglades Restoran-1 0
Agncuural Pr.vIeg Taxes
Inteago'vmmrntal
Licenues Pern4ts & Fees
COP ProceedCapal Lases
Miscellaneous
Department Chargoe
TOTAL REVENUES
Funo Balance Designated
TOTAL PROJECTED REVENUES
AND BALANCES
Opwraling Tranma(a oNet)
TOTAL
Encumtances Fundea b) Fund Balance
Encu,-Wances Funded by Fuure Revenue
TOTAL PROJECTED REVENUES.
BALANCES AND TRANSFERS
SUDGET6D EX3ENDITURES
Comprehensive Everglades Rest Plan
Land Stewardship
Diitnc Everglades Program
Operations & Malntenance
Water Supply
Kssnimnme Watershea
LaeOteechoee
Coeslal W, ert0ot
Massion SppIrt
Comprehonswe Everglades Rest Plan
Modeling & Sientwi Suppor
Total
Land Stwwardship
Datrie Everglades Program
Operations & Mainenance
Water Supply
Kissiran Wateshad
Lake Okeechobee
MlstonSupport
Comprehenave Everglades Retl Plan
Total

moDrgt Everglades Proram
Operatons & Mairtnce
Water Supply
Kio*anwee Wateshed
Regulabon
Lake Okechobe
CoatalWateheds
Mission Support
Comprehensive Evergades ReO Plan
Modeng & SwientIfic Support
ToWt
LandStewardship
District Everglodes PNograE
Operalons & MaIntenance
Water Supply
itsainmmee Watershed
Lake 0keedvobee
Coastal Watersheds
CoWphMensive Everglades Reat Plan
Modelfngf&Sot 1110 Support

TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
ENCUMBRANCES
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
ANDENCUMBRANCES


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188,828
59.234
132,447
10,6560
592,068
14,508.618


17,000
S.895,416
5,786,740
53,202
107,284,319

119,386.677

19.577,724


JIOM.Q9343

71.883418
7.293m3


$17,015,086
1,366M527
1,416,9885
.9,087,570
3,798,900
14,044
103,813
33,841,.25

2,968,301
900,000
. 20,986,910
3,941,679
33,136,393
8,616,472


70.349,78s

13,974,554
73,833.735
1.279,857
1,109,906
22,714
174,249
190.000
91,586,578
9,600.688
149,636
17,633,844
17,764,615
5,882,673
37,489
37,301,612
39790,365
17,781,648
1,118A28
1408,66.994

78,57,149


TOTAL
CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


INTERNAL TRUST&
SERVICE AGENCY
FUND FUND


73,726,969
ll,6SS,125
66,8686,475
872.680
413,598,244
5 07.430
66S,722,601 5,087,430
9..03.60 1,000.000


88,047,278
20,331,A38


TOTAL
TENTATIVE
BUDGET


230,442,781
230,765,411
18,074,M8T
73.726.56a
11,658,125
206,401.249
8.365 157
171,173 7,8%8953
414.874.744
10.559 900
5.087.430
171,173 1,217,64347S
158.240 147,789111


(327175

17,S50


$3,00.000
$50,686,218
21050
16,167,000
3,240,007
372,648,548
446,222,823

18.759,216



2,673,991
9,440,710
30,773,917

15,894,373
45.770,572


1,862,791
63,527.736

84,447.425
21,985,483



331,510
3,914,165

279,9408,02

105,378,614


29,000

29,000


6,058,430



17.550


413) 0
S t.365412.587
178.305.988
27,2,271




$21,086,702
50,886.218
577.504
17,674,029
9,08o,670
7,118,283
328,677
372.52,161
4,743,402
485,960,725
74.217
21,728.517
$40.979
51,177.982
4,140.280
12,003,031
33,1386,93
14,416,148
18,387
9,440,710
10,478,385
157,56$,027
1,001,e63
29,6888,927
132,426,847
S09.515
1,376393
1.189,140
185,161
300,899
2052,791
592,068
169.652,132
9,600,686
64,597.061
39,636,327
23,69,931
5,682.673
5.824,229
37,301,612
40,175,077
135,038,550
190,378,557
380,000
682.244,703
S t.36412.587
203.9312937


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The South Florida Water Management District has

tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property

tax levy.



Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy...



B. Less tax reductions due to Value


$462,501,424


Adjustment Board and other assessment


changes . . . . . . . . .


C. Actual property tax levy .....


This year's proposed tax levy ........


$1,955,872


$460,545,552


$575,954,362


This tax increase is applicable to all or portions of the

following counties:


Broward

Charlotte

Collier

Miami-Dade

Glades

Hendry

Highlands

Lee


Martin

Monroe

Okeechobee

Orange

Osceola

Palm Beach

Polk

St. Lucie


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on Wednesday,

September 27, 2006, at 5:15 p.m. at the South Florida

Water Management District, Building B-1 Auditorium,

3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida.


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the Dudget will be made at this nearing.


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Community Events

Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, 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 eli-
gible 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.

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 inde-
pendent study. For information, call (772)785-5804.

4-A starts miniature horse club
A new 4-H Miniature Horse Club will hold its first meeting
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458 U.S.
98. All interested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For informa-
tion, call Dawn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones
will give a presentation entitled creative memories speed tools
which will aid scrappers in designing their scrapbook pages,
borders and hand-made cards. She will also be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and needs.
Refreshments -will be served and there-willbe do.o rizes..Bring ,
any scrapbook pages on which you &re currently,'orking. For.
imformation,'call Carolyn at (863) 634=4885"Or Joan at (863) 467:-
0290. --"", ,

OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment commit-
tee 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 lunch
meeting.

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
Comfort, 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 conference 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 www.worldviewweekend.com.

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





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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en, Corral Restaurant, 700 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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W.,Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
. Historical Society.Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith al [863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big boor meeting from 8 p.m.'until 9 p.in. atChurch of"
Our Savior, 200 N W Thnird Si
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.
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.
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.
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 rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days,
or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you ,know of someone that might need
this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
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 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 wel-
come. 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,.411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be ah open meeting.




Community Events

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in. our Closet any day, or days,
Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We
are also looking for volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communi-
cate well with the public and should be able to seek support from


city and county officials, business executives and other organiza-
tions. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for
information.

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
Okeechobee 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 ini 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
p.m.


Community Events

OHS advisory council to meet
The Okeechobee High School advisory council (SAC) will meet
Monday, Sept. 25, in the media center. All parents are welcome. The
meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

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 year-
book 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.

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will resume its Dine with
the Doctor medical series on Thesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the
north dining room. The cost of the dinner is $3, but the lecture is
free. Dr. Reddy, who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose and
throat), will be the guest physician. For information or to make a
reservation, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

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. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the walk
will be held at Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S. 441 N., and
Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St. For information,
call (863) 763-3519.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee 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.

Main Street members to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a general membership
Wednesday,.Sept. 27, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., starting at noon. All members and public are invited. For,infor-
mation, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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 7p.m.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule 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 lshigaro; Thursday, No.1'6tj"PassiornawiNomad
-The Life of Freya Start" by Jane'Gepiesse;'-Thusdayfee.14, -Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings %\ill 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 Show-
er to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or donating
may call (863) 462-5877.

Republican group plans barbecue
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be having an open
house barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the headquarters directly behind Dairy Queen. Everyone is wel-
come and there is no charge. Steak, potatoes and beverage will be
provided. For information, call Joe at (863) 610-1639.

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 High-
way, 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 ageshelp install native plants at DuPuis' Visitors'
Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered. There will
be a presentation about southern Florida's native plants, and we
will have beautiful, native plants available for purchase. This event
is free and all volunteers 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.

Blessing of the Animals planned
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Sacred
Heart Pavilion, 901 S.W Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. All animals and pets, and their owners are wel-
come.

Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail Creek
Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be from 4:30
until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m. for everyone to
enjoy. There will be music, games, Bounce House for the kids,
sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for all ages. Mem-
bers are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable or a
dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact Charlene or Lisa at the
Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.

Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information call Ken Kenwor-
thyat (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.


Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Mon-
day, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize October as
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring
awareness to domestic violence and to show appreciation to the
community for donations that are given throughout the year. The
guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be enter-
tainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer,
please leave a message.

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.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 22
through Thursday, Sept. 28 are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Beerfest" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "How to Eat Fried
Worms" (PG} Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information,.call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free preg-
nancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and con-
fidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott. Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline, a_ family.
affair, birth to eightt oojnths -
infants, eight to eighteen months
- the toddler, 18 to 36 months
- terrific twos, three year olds,
and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby
at the center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided; how-
ever, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details, call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.,

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
Belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby


clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth
St.

Entries wanted for
Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.


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BLUE IIEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
(863)655-2179 for informa-
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CAMERA, in the park on Labor
Day. (863)763-6464
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
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ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on
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MOTHERS RING, VFW
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CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/'bow fishing reel. 'Left
at J&S Fish Camp, boat ramp.
9/15. Reward.863-467-6070
LOST FAMILY PET gray lop
eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail. (863)634-9564
RED NOSE, BULL OOG PUPS-
1(21 Inst around the Prairie
,11 ,.j area, 6 mos old,
(863)763-2668
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
witl green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area.
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed, (863)467-8871
WHITE. MALE BULLDOG -
Brown patch over eye, bik.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward! 634-2542/772-263-2269


AKtC RAT TERRIER young
male, 7. lbs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
IAT To lGood homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
FEMALE DOG brwn/blk.
spots, unique markings.
Smaller. Good family dog, to
good home. 863-227-4311
FREE: GERMAN SHEPHERD -
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Benefits Available.
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3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.

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spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
loves people(863)261-1968
KITTENS, To good home.
Black & white.
(863)763-8007 or 634-1207
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
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(863)946-9133
MIXED PUPPY- Male, Black &
tan. Fuzzy. Approx. 3-4 mo.
Needs A Good Home!
(863)801-1302
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to good homes only
(863)763-1370
ROTTWEILER MIX, 4 mos.
old, very cute, playful &
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MANAGER
($30,000 to start) &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
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AUTOMOTIVE SALES
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EXPERIENCE NEEDED
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Full Time
Salesperson Needed
Apply in person at:
512 WN Park St.
NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE
CASHIER/MANAGEMENT
Criminal-free background
required. Cashiering
experience a must.
Convenience store experience
a plus. Must be able to work
any shift. Call to schedule
interview (561)394-0376
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
COOK
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
Crossroad Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
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Class B License
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34974
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PRESCHOOL
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863-763-8800
FARM DRIVER
Established agricultural
operation West of Hobe Sound
seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator)
1(800)483-4279
F/T PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN
Experienced preferred.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
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ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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


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MECHANICAL HARVESTING
MAINTENANCE PERSON
&
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITIONS
New Harvest Inc. has immediate openings for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
Mechanical Harvesting Maintenance Person will be responsible
for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical harvesting
equipment as well as the overseeing of daily mechanical har-
vesting activities. Qualified applicants must have at least 3
years documented experience as a mechanic plus be able to
perform cutting and welding activities The Equipment Operator
position must have at least 1 year experience operating Heavy
Equipment. Prior experience working in a harvesting environ-
ment helpful but not required. We offer, competitive wages and
a comprehensive benefit package which includes 401(K),
medical, dental, life, AD&D and LTD insurance. Qualified appli-
cants should send their resume-or apply in person to:, .
Human Resources
Lykes Bros. Inc.
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug- Free Workplace


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DATA ENTRY/WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
Vehicle Maintenance Division -
Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
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SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
-High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
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Booming local economy
$4,800 Guarantee while training
$50,000 $70,000 per year
Family owned business
Relocation / Signing Bonus
"Health Insurance / 401K
EDDIE ACCARDI Dodge Jeep Chrysler
Okeechobee, FL
marbri95@aol.com Fax: 863-357-3302
Call Brian 863-634-5029

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
Apply In Person To: ,
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


HANDYMAN
GROUNDSKEEPER FOR
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resumeto (772)546-3482
or call\(800)483-4279
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
Local Construction Company
- Looking to .fill concrete
specialist positions. Experi-
ence in flat work, block lay-
ing, footers and reading
prints. Valid driver's license
necessary. (863)357-2700
or (863)357-0852
LPN, RN, or RT? needed for
national respiratory company.
Ideal candidate must be
motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337
MECHANIC
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
CONTROL DESK
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANIC
Exp. a+; Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266



Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
foran RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Phone 863-467-7654.

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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


YOGI BUSH HOG
SERVICES
863-697-8173


PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
954-547-7333/863-76-763-6540

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, 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 9 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


DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
(863)675-1634
FRIGIDAIRE WASHER/DRYER
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
exc.cond. $500.
863-697-8106
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE(ce-
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
(863)675-1634
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!
(863)697-8881


DAHON STOW A WAY- 3 Spd
folding bicycle. Very good
condition. $150.
(302)698-5185


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LADIES BIKE, 26", 'excellent
condition. $50
(863)763-3497



BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
(863)697-6129



STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x10'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
Palm City.



DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.
(863)467-4328
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANELS 4' wide, 3" in-
sulation inside, 38' long. (4)
can cut to size. $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-5011
ROOF PANS,(20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.
(863)467-4328

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765,


BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopy speakers, $100.
(863)634-0565'


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
autica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare Items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic, late
s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offers! 863-763-8943
PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4'with certificates. $80
(863)467-1744
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
(863)467-1325



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
CUSTOM COMPUTER DESK
Solid wood w/drawer, hutch,
26" deep, 48" wide, 56" high
Exc.cond.$100.863-467-5877
DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
(863)634-0812
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.



DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.
(863)763-6216


ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
(863)634-7318
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
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, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Clewiston
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
COUCHES (2) grey w/wht.
flowers. Good cond.
$250/both, will sell separate.
863-357-1352
DINETTE SET- 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300
(239)738-6215
DINING ROOM SET 6 cane
back chrs, china cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
Negot. 863-357-1352
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, $400. 863-234-1067
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612-9831
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockerTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
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, 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
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
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
separate. 863-983-7996
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
(863)467-2887
WICKER LOVESEAT, White, 2
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812


COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
(863)983-8661
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
Vince (863)697-2969
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754



STATIONARY BIKE- Like new,
$20 (863)467-7659
TREADMILL Pro-Form
GS490, $200.
(863)675-2136



HUMIDIFIER- large, almost
new, $25 (863)467-7659
SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276


DIAMOND. RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$4)50 i8631 75-7105 or

LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-.
chobee area


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


JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR
(Pronto-54) Up to 300 lbs.
Med. size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250.863-635-3540
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75
(863)357-3178


AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
CELL PHONE, NOKIA 5165
with charger, car charger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
863-763-0625.
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1484
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween. $30
(561)629-6213 or
(863)763-6220
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 year old, $75 neg.
(863)763-7892
HOT TUB SEATS 5
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
863-302-1100
Kirby Gen.3 Vacuum w/tech
drive, (5) wood posts 10'
long. 52" ceiling fan.
$400/all, will sep. 763-5011
TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tanning Hut, w/28 bulbs,
asking $800. (863)634-9119
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2 5/16" ball & ramps,
$1050. (772)286-8812
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
Firm. (863)467-2292



ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,'
19lbs, exc cond, $500
(863)763-7206
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET, Coda, wine color,
used about 10 min., pd
$1200, asking $600.
863-697-9514 after 7pm
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'l
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
500/both, .*,li ;f:eii : pwlr i .
863-763-8872
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
(863)675-8134
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
offer (863)675-3659
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (302)492-3308



COMPUTER DESK L shaped,
w/hutch, pine color $100.
(863)763-8622
FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
(863)801-4949


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$35 (863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2;r old.
porry IrjineJ. Iarin Culor. 1210

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$250 or best offer.
863-697-6618
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 'will separate.
Vince(863)697-2969
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,'
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100. 239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 25 gal
w/stand $35
23-9150o-6h58
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
w/stand and accessories
$150 (239)503-6458
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters; etc $900
(239)410-3784
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150:
(863)610-5237
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet .dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
FLORIDA WHITE RABBITS, 3
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
(863)902-0477
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free to good home.
(863)610-2204
REDBONE COON HOUND
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
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
(863)763-0449



RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464


KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 201bs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
'.replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $105 (863)610-1276
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
Florence. $100.
(863)697-2022
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
$125.863-467-6818
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.
(863)675-2136.



ICOM 144MHZ FM
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
(863)697-2044


BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
base, $1500. 863-234-1067
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2 yrs. old. $100.
863-983-7996
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134


TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
(863)763-8622


AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallon tank. $75
(239)826-5226
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trlr. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
GENERATOR- Homelite
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
(863)610-8152
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
(863)634-7423
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, W/alum. spool gun, 2
tanks w/flow mtrs. plasma
cutters $2200.(863)697-9704
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629



KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.
863-167-3038


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

Agriculture



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




ROUND BALES
F-or bi hro .'.o r m ul,:n -1 11
$250 Will ieil pepraiely.
863-634-9111


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CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
ins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
1500. 863-467-4049 .
DOC BAR MARE- Born in '96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
GEMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP "
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er $2500 (863)801-9188
TB GELDING, 18 yrs, Beautiful
Bay, 17 hands, exp. rider,
western/english, great horse.
$1500 (863)763-6220
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer: (863)634-7318




NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
863-634-3296
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds



RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labeile
WEEDWACKER, Homelite
Professional, $275 or best
offer. (863)467-1958


SOWS-(3) Chester Whites.
300lbs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
239-826-5226



PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 1Oyrs old,
$125 or best offer
(863)763-3302


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1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
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LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. yry. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487


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



FOR RENT- 2BR/1BA Duplex
in Okeechobee Estates, very
nice neighborhood, W/D hook-
up, water/garb/lawn care incl.,
$750/mo. 863-835-2391
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
(863)634-7722 ,
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
(863)634-0322
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Cap. D's.2 Bdrm., 2
Ba. House. Frig., Stove, Dish-
washer & W/D, person limit
$950 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2 br, 1 ba, $1100
+ until. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LAKE ACCESSIBLE
SRentals Available.
2,3 & 4 Bedroom. Seasonal
& long term lease options.
Call 863-824-0981
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances included, 30' 1 car
garage, $1400/mo. 2 avail.
Oct. 1st. 863-946-3333
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1100/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
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- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates; tile throughout,
S$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE WATERFRONT
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
772-475-6194
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
(772)287-2722



NOW LEASING-
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING,
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831

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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base w/est.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
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AIR PARK, Priced reduced
50K, 2 hangers, Water & sep-
tic. 1 ac. 4000 ft lighted run-
way $149,500.863-763-7453
OKEE., S.W. Section. Seclud-
ed 5 ac, 1200 sq ft Steel
bldg. Pond, House pad, City
water, 375K. (863)697-9926
OKEECHOBEE- 5 +/- acres.
Pasture, grass, fenced, small
pond, paved road, corner lot.
High & dry. Off Hwy 70 East
6 miles from town. Nice spot
for your dream house or mini
ranch. $189,000. Must See.
Call (863)763-2692
dressage@gate.net


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each-
or best offer. (407)973-6503

A LOOK!!
LAKE
ROSALIE
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'
$1 10OK. Free Community
Boat Launch & Marina.
863-696-4038 or cell:
863-944-2460 or email:
kingoheartsl3( aol.com


Mobile Homes I



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


M/H FRONT DOOR 73"x32"
$25.863-357-575.4





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



MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br, 2ba,
$700. mo. + 1st, last& sec.
No pets (863)763-6232
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933





Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marina Accessuorils 3020
Marine Milcllaneaou 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806


AIRBOAT -13' "BIG O" 99
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Tdr. $6500. 772-263-2269
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
(772)597-0650
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
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
will sep. 863-509-3260
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.
(863)467-4049
Si3p rom a agit catalog
that's updated rPeg *y:
the clasafilds.


KEYSTONE CAMPER 32'2002
w/ Super slider, Very good
cond. Lot rent $215/mth.
$10,330. 863-532-0080
POP UP CAMPER- '95, Viking,
With A/C, (Does fit In a full
size P/U). $700. or best of-
fer. (863)697-8906
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warranty. $750
(239)297-4006
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc, cond. Very
clean, $3800 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803


YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, '93,
w/traller, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
$900. (863)824-3354


FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
(863)675-7391



POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET
$270. 863-467-6960


RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220

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NEWSPAPER...
Ssleads you
tothe
obest podufs
andseVIMces.


RED FOUR. WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
SWAMP BUGGY- Custom
built, small, runs good, elec
start, $1200 or trade. Call
(863)697-2032 for details.


Automobiles



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



BUICK CENTURY- '95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
(863)763-8260
BUICK LESABRE'98
Runs good, a/c, $2500 or best
offer. 863-467-7579
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
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
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427


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FORD TEMPO GL '92, 4dr,
68k, Clean, Runs good, Cold
air. $1500. or best offer.
(863)467-0668
HONDA CIVIC '89
4 cyl., A/C, CD, 4 dr. blue,
manual. $900 Iv. msg.
863-763-7507
HONDA CIVIC- '89, A/C, 4 cyl.
5 spd, CD Player, Runs,
Good cond. $900.
(863)763-7507 Leave msg
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-
'96, Good gas mileage, Ex-
cellent condition $3000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4579.
MERCURY SABLE- '89, 3.0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA COROLLA '99 LE
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect. $3950.
863-675-4858
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276


GAS CLUB CAR '95
Reconditioned. $1695.
863-675-1472
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1000/neg.
(863)763-7666
Yamaha '05, $3500
(863)763-7815


CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
(863)634-6597
CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18x7.5, 5 lug, only asking
$650. (863)467-1263
DODGE RUNNING GEAR, 1
ton, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after
6pm
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
$150 (863)675-0188
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
863-634-6205
HOOD FOR FORD VAN, New in
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Firm. 863-763-6629
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm
PARTS FOR '77 OR '79 POST-
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189
SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
factory. $100. 863-467-8038
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
TIRES (2) 331/1250/15
$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
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


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NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular
session on Tuesday October 10, 2006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, it a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based, Such person mayprovide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
163891 ON 9/25/06


CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
(561)902-7715
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
CHEVY S10-'97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $ 300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
(561)719-3641
DODGE DAKOTA '94 New
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 in Okee
FORD F250 '95, manual trans.,
long bed, bed liner, a/c,

am/fm/,cass., runs great.
$4500 (863)763-8982
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
fler. $2500. 863-634-6341
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


CARGO TRAILER'07
6x12, tandem axle, brand new.
$2500. 863-634-3328
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
HOMEMADE HEAVYDUTY
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
OPEN TRAILER -'07
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.
863-634-3328


DODGE UTILITY VAN '95-
54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743
FORD CLUB WAGON'98
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.
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
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.

Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National
Guard and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and
ask for Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of
service, name, rank and unit number to: American Legion Post #64,
501 S.E. Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.

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 Suriday
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 releasing
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 sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's 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.


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.

Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct. 12,
at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class will
meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to go to
the shooting range. For information, call the Chamber office at (863)
763-6464.

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 member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with yourai.ito insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certifi-
cate from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for infor-
mation.

Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8
a.m. until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be
served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.

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. Proceeds from the yard sale will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce 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 donation, call (863) 467-6246.


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

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

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Car-
rie 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) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

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

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of
a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Satur-
day 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 picture ID is needed for all donors.


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