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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 275 Monday, October 2, 2006 504 Plus tax


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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.
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Tiger wins
the PGA Tour
CHANDLER'S CROSS, Eng-
land (AP) Tiger Woods did-
.nt.Lhave to work-for his six'hl
straight PGA Tour victory. He
just had to wait.
Woods matched his longest
PGA Tour winning streak Sun-
day at the American Express
Championship, where he was
slowed by two rain delays but
never threatened on his way to
a 4-under 67 for an eight-shot
victory.
It was his eighth victory of
the year, making him the first
player in PGA Tour history to
win at least eight times in three
seasons. Sam Snead, Byron
Nelson, Ben Hogan and Arnold
Palmer each did that twice.
And in a week remembered
for the death of Nelson at age
94, it rekindled curiosity
whether Lord Byron's record
of 11 consecutive victories
indeed is untouchable.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 434
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.39 feet


Lake level
LastYear: [ "
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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Okeechobee High School assisted at the baby shower put on by the Healthy Start Coali-
tion where many door prizes were handed out to the new mothers-to-be.

Healthy Start helps new moms


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
On Friday, Sept. 29, local
mothers-to-be gathered at the
baby shower hosted by the
Healthy Start Coalition and
Florida Community Health Cen-
ters at the American Legion hall.
Participants enjoyed break-
fast, lunch, door prizes, give-
aways, and information on vari-
ous topics to get ready for their
new additions to arrive. Each
mother-to-be received a card
which they had punched at
each of the ten booths which
informed them on topics from
dental hygiene to car seat safety.
Once they had ten punches on
their card they used the cards to
be eligible for door prizes.
At each booth, the partici-
pants were given small gifts and
another ticket for individual
door prizes in common with the
topic at the given booth.
Dental care was one of the
booths where a local dentist
from Florida Community Health
Center gave the new moms
information on how, to take,
care of their children's teeth.
At the playtime and learning
booth, the mothers learned of
ways to play with their children
without having to buy expen-
sive toys, such as using pots and
pans, storage containers, water,
bubbles, and other kitchen
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and bubbles, to play with children without spending
money on expensive toys.


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dren ways to explore their
world through using real world
items.
The new mothers also
learned of immunizations for
children and adults, as well as
information on the issue of
shaken baby syndrome.
Lactation Consultant Linda
Wier, RN, IBCLC from Women
Infants and Children (WIC) pre-
sented information about


breastfeeding.
Car seat safety was present-
ed by Pat O'Connor of the Okee-
chobee County Library. She is a
certified child safety seat techni-
cian. Mrs. O'Connor demon-
strated proper usage of toddler
car seats and booster seats.
Safety restrictions suggest that a
child should use a booster seat
until they reach 4 feet 9 inches

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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
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Dog lovers sought for new club
OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sough to start an
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with their AKC
pure-bred dogs.
Topics will include, but will not be limited to: health, nutrition,
training, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well
as any other topics of interest to the group.
For information, contact Billie at (863) 467-1958; or, by e-mail at
billie4121 @aol.com with your breed, name and number.

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

Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 U.S. 78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to
wear helmets.
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The local community made
donations of many items to make
the baby shower a success. Door
prizes included items from high
chairs and portable, cribs to
clothes and baby accessory kits.
Thank you to all who helped to
make this a successful event to
reach new mothers-to-be with
much needed information con-
cerning their new role as a parent.
The following businesses and
individuals made contributions to
the event: March of Dimes, Kari-
na's Place, Razz-ma-taz Hair,
Glenn Sneider, Attorney at Law,
Fran Deverman, All Tech Refriger-
ation, Sharon Vinson, U-Save,
Harbor Federal, Tucker Group-Bill
Keene, First Baptist Church-Quilt-
ing Ministry, R.J. Gators, Toni
Doyle, Pizza Heaven, Sod Ser-
vices, Inc., Leah Suarez, Gizmo's,
Domer, Inc., Morgan's Furniture,
Okeechobee House and Land-
Jason Tomlinson, Skip's Bar-
beque, Beef O'Brady's, Winn-
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Builders and Hoss Discount Alu-
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Gardening tips to help conquer El Nifio


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A peak at the calendar will tell
that summer left nearly two
weeks ago, and at the last Sunday
of this month, we lose that hour
of daylight that was "saved" last
spring. It all means that fall is
here, and for the gardeners
among us, it means that time's a-
wastin' to get your garden grow-
ing.
First the good news: this year
our first-ever county fair will be a
place to show what's growing in
Okeechobee's gardens. Our office
will be working with the fair to
add a large display of your own
home-grown produce at this
March 9-18, 2007 event.
And now the bad news: clima-
tologists from the Southeast Cli-
mate Consortium tell us that El
Nifio has returned to the Pacific
Ocean. This means we could be
in for a cool, wet winter here in
Florida. Today's column will high-
light a few of the weather effects
that may impact fall and winter
vegetable gardens.
El Nino/Southern
Oscillation (ENSO)
According to the National
Weather Service, El Nifio has
returned. The years 2002-03 saw a
weak ENSO event, and the fore-
cast now calls for a weak event
this year. However, it's too early to
tell if the effects of this weather
pattern could be a normal or a
strong El Niflo event, such as the
ones of 1982-83 and 1997-98.
While scientists are not sure
why these events occur, El Nifio


# UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

events are a warming of large
areas of the Pacific Ocean. This
hot spot changes wind patterns
and causes the jet stream to move
weather patterns across the globe
in extraordinary ways. The result
of ENSO is changes in normal
temperature and moisture pat-
terns.
The bright side of El Niflo is
that it is associated with a less
active tropical hurricane season.
But this is not all a good thing
because the decrease in tropical
weather may bring 20 percent -
30 percent less rainfall than nor-
mal to Florida in the fall. So it's
great for Gator and Brahman foot-
ball, but not for crops and gar-
dens.
A cool wet winter
However, once colder months
arrive (Nov. March), the weather
patterns change. El Nifio may
bring more frequent storms,
excessive rainfall, and cooler tem-
peratures. Florida can expect 40
percent 60 percent more rain-
fall than normal in the winter
months. And, the increased
clouds associated with El Niflo
mean cooler than normal temper-
atures during the winter months.
While average temperatures
are often cooler, El Nifio actually
reduces the risk of severe cold
outbreaks in Florida and the
Southeast. The strong subtropical


jet stream that is typical of El Nifio
acts to "block" cold arctic air
masses from our area. So, expect
to be chilled to the bone, but not
frozen solid when El Niflo comes
into play.
Planning for wet,
cool gardens
Cooler winter temperatures
mean those with temperate fruit
plants like apples, peaches, and
blueberries may see their plants
bloom earlier. Because these
plants flower when they get
enough chilling hours, fruit will
set sooner. With El Nifio, moist
cool conditions bring a greater
danger that young fruit may be
damaged by fungal diseases.
For our vegetable gardeners
hoping to exhibit at the fair, here
are some things to think about
when planning your plantings:
Be sure you have prepared
your plant beds for good
drainage. Raised beds would be a
good idea, so that vegetable roots
will be above any water left stand-
ing in the row middles.
Choose varieties that are
resistant to well known root dis-
eases. If you see a cultivar that is
resistant or tolerant to soil-born
pathogens such as Phytophthora,
Pythium or bacterial wilt, that's
the one you want.
Plant or transplant a bit earli-
er than is suggested in our "Flori-
da Vegetable Gardening Guide",
as a lack of warmth and cloudy
days mean that vegetables will
take a little longer to reach maturi-
ty. This is especially important for
the warm-season crops like toma-
toes, beans, and sweet potatoes.


Vegetable gardening
publications available
Commercial vegetable grow-
ers are advised that Vegetable Pro-
duction Handbooks for Florida
2006-2007 have finally arrived in
our office come by for a copy
or call to make other arrange-
ments. These are free, thanks to
the support of Bayer CropScience
and Vance Publishing. We ask
growers to please dispose of previ-
ous year's guides, as they contain
recommendations that are no
longer valid.
Home vegetable gardeners,
especially those new to growing
vegetables in Florida, are urged to
get a copy of our UF Florida Veg-
etable Gardening Guide. It is also
available free at our office, or can
be downloaded from personal
computers.
As we progress through the
vegetable gardening season, I'll
update you with other gardening
tips to help you conquer El Nifio. If
you would be interested in attend-
ing a vegetable gardening class
here at the Extension office, give
me a call or send me an email,
and we will let you know when
these programs are being held.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on El Nifio or home vegetable gar-
dening, 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 N. in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


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New staff members
Maggie Sandoval (left) is Martha's House new legal
advocate and Desiree Boswell (right) is the new sexual
assault victim advocate. We are happy to have them as
part of our team.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
South Students of the Week
Congratulations to South Students of the Week: Elyxis
Ramaglia, Logan Scribner, DeNitrik Whittaker, Joseph
Rivera, Jacob Myers, Brianna Leonard, Olivia Burnette,
Ariel Nichols, Matthew Garcia, Julissa Hernandez, Riylie
Norton, Baron Stuart, Alyssa Damron, Bailey Tedders,
Daylin Walker, Ryan Daniel, Sierra Coward, Chelsea Par-
ramore, Brandon Wolf, Cheyenne McNitt, Paul Jackson,
Payton Byrd, Kayla Simpson, Caleb Crews, Ashton
Rogers, Eddie Neal, David Blount, Cody Mullin, Brandon
Brown and Michael Danielson.


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Alice Ann Schwartz
Alice Ann Schwartz, age 78, of
Okeechobee, died Sept. 28, 2006,
at Okeechobee Health Care Facili-
ty in Okeechobee.
Mrs. Schwartz was born Dec.
9, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa. to John
and Alice C. McDonald. She was a
homemaker and member of the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Her favorite hobby was shop-
ping. She often had her husband,
the late Calvin Schwartz, drive her
to the coast on shopping expedi-
tions.
Mrs. Schwartz was preceded
in death by: her husband, Calvin
Robert Schwartz; two daughters,
Debbie Bibey and Donna Micucci;
and, granddaughter, Melissa
Micucci.
She is survived by: her son,
James R. Schwartz of Boca Raton;
four grandchildren; and, two
great- grandchildren.
Funeral mass will be held at 10
a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
with Father Hugh Duffy officiat-
ing.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.

All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.
June Barber
Fitzgerald
June Barber Fitzgerald, age 79,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Sept. 30, 2006, at Hospice of
Okeechobee, Hamrick Home.
She was born in St. Cloud, and
had been a lifetime resident of
Okeechobee. She enjoyed gar-
dening, sewing, quilting and read-
- ing.
Mrs. Fitzgerald was preceded
in death by: her husband, Robert
Francis Fitzgerald.
She is survived by: daughter,
Debbi (Edwin) Hill of Okee-
chobee; granddaughters, Charlee
Scroggin of Okeechobee, Niki
(Rodney) Arnold of Okeechobee,
Shannon Raulerson of Okee-
chobee; great- grandchildren,
Reno Sctoggin, Logan Arnold,


Chase Arnold, and Sara Rauler-
son; sisters, Alberta Stratton of
Okeechobee, Christine (Donald)
Burkett of Green Valley, Ariz.,
Betty Jane (Burl) Davenport of
Okeechobee; and, brother, H.W.
(Vivian) Barber ofApopka..
The family will receive friends
at the Basinger Cemetery for visi-
tation on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006,
from 11 a.m., until noon, with
graveside services to follow at
noon. Pastors Chili Graham and
Alton Padgett will officiate.
The family would like to
express our sincere, heartfelt grat-
itude and appreciation to the staff
of Hospice of Okeechobee. We
would ask that in lieu of flowers,
donations be made to the Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, Hamrick
Home, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34974
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jane Helan Funk:
Jane Helan Funk, age 55, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Sept.
29, 2006, at her residence. She
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 27 years.
Mrs. funk is survived by: her
husband of 33 years, William
Funk of Okeechobee; and, one
son.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers the family


asks for donations to be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
148, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Sara A. Hill
Sara A. Hill, age 81, died at Kin-
dred Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale on
Sept. 28,2006.
She was born March 9, 1925,
in Sopchoppy, and had been a
resident of Okeechobee for 30
years. She enjoyed fishing, read-
ing, and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband of 32 years, Leon
Hill.
She is survived by: sons, Tom
(Ellen) Winkler, Dillard T. Winkler
and Chris Winkler; daughters,
Leona Hill and Sara Jo Hill; grand-
children, Tom (Eva) Winkler and
Sandy (Rob) Bryner; and, great-
grandchildren, Josh, Bryon,
Aaron, Melyssa, Kyle, Haley, and
Allyson.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m., on Wednesday,
Oct. 4, 2006, at the Buxton Funer-
al Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth
Street in Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be in her name to Truly Bless-
ing, 2854 S.W. Third Terrace,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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POWER PLANT: I read that Glades County is going to get a new
power plant. I am wondering whatever happened to the power plant
proposed for Okeechobee County back in the early 1990s. Several sites
were proposed and the officials seemed very excited about the
prospects of more jobs and tax revenue. But somehow that fell
through. It makes you wonder just what our officials are doing to pro-
mote new business and industry here if little Glades County can attract
new industry and Okeechobee can't.

ORIDNANCE NEEDED: I agree with the callers who said we need a
county ordinance restricting where sexual offenders are allowed to
live. They should not be allowed to live near a school. I understand that
currently there is a sexual offender living very close to one of our ele-
mentary schools and parents are afraid to let their, children walk to
school because they would have to pass his house. This is such a
shame. Aren't the rights of the innocent children more important than
the rights of a convicted felon?

LOVE BUGS: This is in response to those complaining about love
bugs. If you think this year's love bug situation is bad, you haven't lived
here very long. Back in the early 1980s, the love bugs were so bad that
you could not drive 20 miles without stopping to clean your wind-
shield. They would be so thick that your car windshield would be plas-
tered with them and you would not be about to see out. People carried
all kinds of cleaners and you would see folks pulled off the side of the
road scraping the love bug bodies off their windshields. It's a nuisance
this year but not nearly as bad as they have been.

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Community Events

Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meeting
for Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 7:30
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments or
issues of concern on a state level from the citizens in Okeechobee
County. Sen. Alexander encourages citizens with concerns to take
this opportunity to attend. For information, contact Patty Harrison
at (863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford at (863) 386-6016 or call 1-800-
444-9747.

Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Organiza-
tions in Okeechobee County wishing to receive food from this
drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866)
500-4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-
mail may be sent to wcunningham01@adelphia.net to receive a
food recipient form. All food collected locally will be distributed in
Okeechobee County.

Juvenile Justice Board to meet
The Juvenile Justice Board for the 19th Judicial Circuit will
meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at Okeechobee
Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. All meetings are open
to the public. For information call Rosalind Brown at (561) 801-
2184, or Mary Burkins at (772) 770-4811.

Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program
entitled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tues-
day, Oct. 24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 North. Individuals and their family and friends with questions
on lung health are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For information, call (800) 330-5864.

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 Satur-
day, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.




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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at 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 Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our.Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other .Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
SThe 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-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at7 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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7=30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399,
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's a6 open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m., For information, call (863)
763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantle Qultters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. ..
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the 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) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive 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 has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. .
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity 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.
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.



Community Events


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

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 Sav-
iour, 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 your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount after
you have received your certificate from the class. Contact Mfs. D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information. .


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 eligi-
ble to be nominated for the following the positions of president,
vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Mari-
on Davis at (863) 763-3991.

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

Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, from
11:30 until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting and is open to everyone. For information call
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863)
462-0040.

4-H 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 information,
call Dawn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.

Hospice hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold yard
sales on Friday, Oct. 6, Saturday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Bank hosts benefit bake sale.
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale Friday, Oct. 6, at
its 1409 S. Parrott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. branches. The sale
starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the American" Cancer Soci-
ety's Making Strides against Breast Cancer. On sale will be home-
baked pies, cookies, muffins and cakes. For information, contact
Sonia Downie at (863) 467-4663.

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 will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages
on which you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn
at (863) 634-1885 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 meet-
ing.

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 invit-
ed. The conference comes highly recommended from Josh
McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many oth-
ers. Come learn about worldview. For information, call Debi at
(863) 634-3525; or, visit www.worldviewweekend.com.

Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual
membership 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. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad,
vegetable or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact
Charlene or Lisa at the Farm Bureau-office at (863) 763-3101.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of
8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin,
and the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7
until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be pro-
vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
sorships and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill
Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way
of Okeechobee.
Local health fair scheduled
A health fair to aid the community of Okeechobee will be held
at the complex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.,.on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Several health-serv-
ice institutions in Okeechobee will be participating and offering
health education and direct health services.
Yard sale benefits community projects
The Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will hold a
yard sale on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the audito-
rium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. Donations from the public are welcomed, but must be
dropped off no later than Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from the yard
sale will be used to benefit community projects. For information,
call Linda From at (863) 462-5805 or Mickie Thompson at (863)
462-5779.


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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New officers
The Okeechobee Ladies' Golf Association held its 2006-2007 installation of officers at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club at their last official meeting. Major Noel Stephens (far
right) of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office installed (from right to left) Karen Syjud,
president; Joanne Waites, vice president; Dale Bryant, treasurer; and, Diane Smet, who
stood in for Fran Dierig, secretary. For information on this organization, contact the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club at (863) 763-6228 or Karen Syjud at (863) 467-0658.


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Members of the Republican Party of Okeechobee accept a $7,000 check from the Repub-
lican Party of Florida as part of the Rural County Initiative to help support local republi-
can candidates. Richard Ahrens, Okeechobee County Republican Party chairman (left),
Joe Arnold (second from left) and Melissa Arnold (far right) accept the check on behalf
of the local chapter from the state chair person of the Republican Party of Florida (sec-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
29, through Thursday, Oct. 5, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30,7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(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 "School for
Scoundrels" (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 Thurs-
day 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

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

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice servic-
es to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For
information, visit Hospice of
Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred'Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-
3085 to arrange a boat check.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted


for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
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(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BLUE HEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
(863)655-2179 for informa-
tion
ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify
MOTHERS RING, VFW
Post#10539 Wed. Sept.
13th. Please call to identify.
(863)357-2895

CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left
at J&S Fish Camp, boat ramp.
9/15. Reward.863-467-6070
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
turn. (863)634-9751
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
with green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area,
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed. (863)467-8871
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AKC RAT TERRIER young
male, 7 Ibs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
FLORIDA CUR, Female, 5
mos. old, shots & wormed,
needs room to run. To good
home only. (863)902-0257
FREE: IRISH SETTER/LAB -
Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico-fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
(863)983-8560
KITTENS, To good home.
Black & white.
(863)763-8007 or 634-1207
PARROT small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to nood homes only
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Medical 210
Employment .
Part-T me 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p


ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start) &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
NO PRIOR SALES
EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Looking for upcoming:
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
PIPE LAYERS
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
GENERAL LABORERS
Pis. Fax resume to:
863-763-3697
Help Wanted
Hewitt's Truck Repair
Diesel Mechanic/Helper
863-357-2150
INSURANCE AGENCY
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900S Parrott Ave,
(863)467-402


Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid drivers license neces-
sary. Call (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 ime& full time.
(863)610-0852
OUTPATIENT COUNSELOR
Needed in Okeechobee,
Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Indian River.
Full-time/Part-time
Day, evening and weekend
hours available. Salary
commensurate with
credentials and experience.
Bachelor degree and/or prior
substance abuse counseling
experience required.
Certification preferred.
Email resume to:
sacounselinq202
(vahoo.com
orfax itto:
(863)357-3009.
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANIC
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266
Zibeco Construction Corp
Seeking 2 years
minimum experienced
Carpenters Framers.
Starting pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Michelle
863-467-3000
Monday-Friday
9:00-4:00




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attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K.
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Moore Haven, Glades County
Responsible for daily land management activities creek
clearing, large acreage mowing, roller chopping,
herbicide spraying, prescribe burns. Able to operate,
maintain, and do minor repairs- farm equipment,
excavator, loader, swamp buggies, ATV's. Class A CDL
license is required within 60 days of hire, minimum of
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children. Ability to meet County & licens-
ing agent requirements. Secure & main-
tain CDL License with a "P" endorsement.
Fax resume with certifications to
(954)967-3477.

ACCOUNTING
Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus.
Benefits Available.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
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SCHOOL BUS
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(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
i"P" endorsement w/good driving
record. Fax resume to:
954-967-3477


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Brighton & Big
Cypress 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, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


IMMEDIATE OPENING
The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an imme-
diate opening for at least one (1) position in our water distribu-
tion and wastewater collection maintenance department. All
candidates must be willing and able to perform minor lifting;
digging, and daily outdoor labor assignments in the installation
and maintenance of the Okeechobee utility system. Applicants
must be courteous and professional in dealing with our cus-,
tomers and fellow workers. As an employee of the Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority you will be provided with all the necessary
training, uniforms, health benefits, paid vacation sick leave and
a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work place and a
clean driving record of at least three years is a requirement
upon employment within our company. If you feel that this
type of position and professional career is your goal, please
visit our offices at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 to complete an application. Applications will be accept-
ed until the position is filled.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
DRUG FREE WORK PLACE


FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred. Positive customer
service attitude. High School Diploma
or GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
$9 per hour based on experience +
fuel & food allowance, incentives.
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
- Insurance 430
Medical Services435



YOGI BUSH HOG
8 SERVICES
863-697-8173


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

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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 & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098


ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6805


DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both In good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
(863)675-1634
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
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
Equipped. w/Ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE, 24", electric, white,
from Park Model, only 8
mos. old, $65.
(863)763-3508 Okee
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigidaire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-1232
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!
(863)697-8881


WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore,
works good, $100.
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee


LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
condition. $50
(863)763-3497
RALEIGH, Mens 10 speed,
race style, excellent condi-
tion. $75 (856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 1970s Stingray,
with Schwinn tires, excellent
banana seat, good original
cond. $140 (856)358-8625



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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.
(863)673-3662


PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
(863)467-1744



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
sep. (863)357-2415.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



QUEEN COMFORTER, 2
Shams, bed skirt, match,
sheets & pillow cases. $50.
863-467-8681


ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherry, chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-2555
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
. (863)634-7318
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
COUCHES (2) grey w/wht.
flowers. Good cond.
$250/both, will sell separate.
863-357-1352
CRIB/YOUTH BED w/dresser,
wood frame, $200/best of-
fer. (863)675-0800 or
863-571-1333 lv. msg.
Daybed/Trundle, wht.metal,
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
DINETTE SET- Table W/2
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
(863)634-5095
DINING ROOM SET 6 cane
back chrs, china cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
Negot. 863-357-1352
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364


Employment
Full Time 'I'll


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-3874
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, $400.863-234-1067
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
KING SIZE HEAD BOARD-
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design, like new, $45
(863)610-1276
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 ,
RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
condition. $100
(863)357-5754,.- ,
ROCKER/RECLINERS, (2),
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
both. (863)634-7359
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, very good cond.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
SOFA, 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA- asking $50 in good
condition (863)517-1974
TWIN BED- Complete w/Head-
board & new mattress. $60.
(772)475-5240 or
(863)447-0002
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
separate. 863-983-7996
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
(863)467-8681
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
(863)467-2887


MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
$ (863)983-8661
NYLON 66-22 & SURVIVAL 22
Semi auto, $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, In box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
(863)697-9616
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


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 Ibs.
Med. size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250.863-635-3540
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
it


TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or
801-3877


COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 201lbs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $145 (863)610-1276
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$600. (863)634-2812
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
$125. 863-467-6818



FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-
TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
863-467-9402
ICOM 144MHZ FM
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205


BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
base, $1500. 863-234-1067
HD PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2yrs. old. $100.
863-983-7996
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134


CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trir. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793
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
VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769



KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.
863-467-8038


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD USED GRAVELY MOW-
ERS- CALL (863)467-2446
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
.BucknerL. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 8B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/klds. Well mannered. No
bad habits, $2K Neg.
863-805-8769/599-9477
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
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


WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75
(863)357-3178


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
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 year old, $75 neg.
(863)763-7892
Kirby Gen.3 Vacuum w/tech
drive, (5) wood posts 10'
long. 52" ceiling fan.
$400/all, will sep..763-5011
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2 5/1 6" 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
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'l
grade. 4'xl0', 20"x8'.
500/both, will sell separate.
863-763-8872
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$450 (863)763-8667
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
863-983-8131
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



FILE CABINETS-1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
(863)801-494.9


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$35 (863)983-7702
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
801-3877
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
(561)575-1790
CHIHUAHUA- (2) black, 1
male, 1 female, $400 for
both will sell sep. To good
homes only (863)675-7092
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
(863)824-8749
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
$350 (863)673-1464
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
(863)467-0354
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100.239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
w/stand $35
(239)503-6458
FISH AQUARIUM- 75 gal
w/stand & accessories $150
(239)503-6458
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
(239)410-3784
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPS-
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
$600. (863)241-3162
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free to good home.
(863)610-2204
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
$525 (863)675-1112


NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
863-634-3296



RIDING MOWER- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
LaBelle area



PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10yrs old,
$125 or best offer
(863)763-3302


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 94 5
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Buck Head Ridge, 2br, 1ba,
$675/mo. 1st, last & security.
$1850 to move in. No dogs.
(863)467-2077
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Callr863-610-1027
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or mail
vldpr(surfinthenet.net
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
(863)634-7722



Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Corian countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FR/FP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
$2,900+ utilities. --
Liz Weisser Has Kd~s!
Your Perfect Partner*


Berger Real Estate
863-447-1443 cell
863-763.5335 office
GREAT LOCATION/PRIVATE
3/1.5 Ranch house, 1k S.F.,
Close to county bldgs/hosp.
$850/mo., 863-634-0894
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1100/mth. Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE 3/2,1600 S.F.
new house, Ig. yard, bring
pets. $1300/mo. F/L/S.
561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
Slade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541


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OKEECHOBEE- brand new 3/2
+ Bonus room, deluxe interi-
or, Avail immediately,
$1300/mo (561)307-2502
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 1st, last & sec.
dep. & refs. (863)357-0707
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
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
SMALL HOME 1BR/2BA, FL
room, partial furn., quiet
$600/mo.F/L/S.863-397-7947
863-357-1197 or 763-7282
TAYLOR CREEK'- 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F, furnished. Lake ac-
cess w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967
TAYLOR CREEK 3BR/2BA
2100 S.F., lake access
w/dock, $1450/mo.
863-670-5967



NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-
smeds."

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
'Business, Ig. client base w/est.
route Term: avaU. Call David.
al H S H ivis 863-634-1867
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REMODELED: 1BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Aps. $78,900 (863)634-3312


NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495


RIDGEMANOR- 1.14 acres,
oak trees, 1 lot off of paved
road, $29,900
(863)983-5364

Mobile Homes


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Mobile Home- Lots 2005
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



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, 2br,
lba, furnished, boat dock,
adults only, no pets. $800/mo.
1st & last (321)777-1376



BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE
-BUCKHEAD RIDGE-
Owner Finance. 7 Lemon St.
D/W on canal to Lake Okee
Your own boat ramp! 2BR/2BA
w/garage. FL Rm. or poss. 3rd
BR or office. $178K/ $15K
down/6.75% int./$1060 mo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
863-357-3800/574-971-7497
MOBILE HOME, 12x36,
w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $17,500 neg. Must
See! (863)532-9224 Mike
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them in the classl-
fieds.





Boats 300-5
Campers/FVs 3010
Jet kiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
will sep. 863-509-3260
GRIZZLEY TRACKER 1648106
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
fhT4' 1trdke: trdll. mtr., galv.
trlr., $5kfirm. 239-229-2974
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.
(863)467-4049


TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tle, $500. (863)946-0912



RV LOT SITES FOR LEASE
Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787


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is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
$300. (863)763-6507
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


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Okeechobee News, Monday, October 2, 2006


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


FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
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HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
(863)467-1261
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-2280


FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 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
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$2200 neg. (863)674-0007
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
.White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO RS '99, Convertible,
runs, needs exhaust/brake
work & new top. $3500 book,
$2400 neg. (863)673-3513


CHEVY CAVALIER- '91, $600.
(863)201-3492
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
239-872-9884
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good cond., needs 02
sensor, $750
(863)983-8646
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 4dr,
68k, Clean, Runs good, Cold
air. $1500. or best offer.
1863)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
HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
(863)467-2446
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
convertible, $3000
(863)763-7060


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MERC GRAND MARQUIS '01-
loaded, 35K, exc cond.
$8500 (561)307-2502
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
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 CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
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
VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900. Or best offer.
(863)634-4518


JEEP WRANGLER, '87, 4x4, 6
cyl., auto, runs good, lift kit,
exc. tires & rims, $4000 or
best offer. (863)634-0187


EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Runs well.
$500. 863-675-7825


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
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Do-dge 2500/3500 HD,
$1000. (863)697-0328
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


Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pmr
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/RIMS- Set of four, for
truck 35" GM, 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
Gd.Cond.$600. 239-425-5605
TONNEAU COVER Florida
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed,"ma-
roon, $650. (863)697-0328
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(86.3)467-8856


CHEVY 1500 FULL SIZE'90
runs good, cold a/c, $2K or
best offer. 863-467-8445 or
863-697-8073
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton; 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
. (863)697-9806 I
CHEVY '89, Heavy Duty 3/4
ton, flatbed. Rebuilt 350 en-
gine, new trans., steering, ball
joints, calibers, rotors &
drums. $4000 (863)467-7859


DODGE 2500 SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg, runs great,
cold air, 73K mi., $11,900
(863)983-5364
DODGE'93 1 TON DUALLY
350 turbo diesel, needs trans.
work. $1200 or best offer.
863-467-9402
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
message
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300.
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
(863)467-8464
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king fires, needs paint & muf-
fler. $2500.863-634-6341
FORD F350 '90 cab & chas-
Ssey w/22k mis., 7.3 ltr. die-
.'sel, auto, a/c, runs great.
$3500. 863-357-2792 or
772-201-8940 "
FORD F350, '91, diesel, ext.
cab, dual rear whls., runs
great, strong motor, $3500.
(772)336-9636
FORD F350 DUALLY'90
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
863-697-2434
GMC SIERRA S15 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
(863)634-2280


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TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787


FLAT BED TRAILER, 8x14,
double axle, with ramps,
gooseneck, steel floor.
1450 (863)697-9704
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
- Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200. 863-634-1183
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
(561)670-3636


CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
(863)634-9345
DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
$1000 (863)634-9345
GMC HIGHTOP VAN Ice
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
(863)697-118110am-6pm
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
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Community Events


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.
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.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: 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.
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.
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) 467-0158.
NA meetings are scheduled
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month'in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
dasac.org.


Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
each Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4242.

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 reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For 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 informa-
tion, 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 inter-
net 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 educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
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 anFy-
thing for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used
to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For informa-
tion, call (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 sur-
vivor 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) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863)
763-0437.

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 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. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.

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

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


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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 20th day of October
2006 from 10:00-11:00 AM.Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, odel
& Vins as follows:
1977 White Cadillac
Fleetwood Brougham
6B69S7Q183551
1991 White Ford Taurus
1FACP52U4MA253916
1992 Gray Toyola Tercel
JT2EL43BXN0195378
1991 White ToyotaCamey
4T1W21E3MU042766
1995 Green Nissan Pickup
1N6HD16S6SC314014
1993 Blue & Silver Ford Aerostar
1FMDA11U9PZC07056
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are'final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in 'AS IS' with no
guarantees.
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