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Okeechobee News


Vol. 98 No. 63


Sunday, March 4, 2007


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YMS team
wins Envirothon
The Yearling Middle
School team, known as the
Lagoonies, won the Indian
River Lagoon Envirothon for
Okeechobee County on Fri-
day, Feb. 23 at the Florida
Institute of Technology in
Melbourne. Middle and high
school teams from Martin,
Okeechobee, Brevard and St.
Lucie participated.
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Drought Index
Current: 660
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake levels

1.26 feet

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


Index
Classifieds . . .13-15
Mini Page ......... 12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .11
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .11
Weather . . . . . .2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Speckled Perch Pageant: Annual festival kicks off


Okeechnoee News/Cnauna Aguilar
The 2007 Miss Speckled Perch Cassandra Murray (left) and her court first runner up
Rachel Holt (center) and second Alexis Ariail (right).

Murray is Miss Speckled Perch


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The crowd waited anxiously for
the crowning of the 2007 Miss
Speckled Perch at the 39th Annual
Speckled Perch Pageant on Friday,
March 2, which was held at the
KOA convention center.
The 2006 Miss Speckled Perch
Channing Williams crowned 15
year-old Cassandra Murray, who
will represent the Chamber of
Commerce in upcoming events
including the Speckled Perch
parade on March 10.
Winners from all divisions will
ride on the Chamber of Com-
merce's float as well.
The first runner up in the Miss
division was 16 year-old Rachel
Holt and the second runner up was
18 year-old Alexis Ariail.
The Miss division included girls
See Pageant Page 2


The Tiny Mr. Speckled Perch Derek Rucks (center) with
his court first runner up Michael Cruz (left) and second
runner up Jayton Howard (right).


Clewiston, 'way back when'


By Jean Anderson, edited by
MaiyAnn Morris
When James Moore, a devel-
oper from Seattle, Washington
bought the large tract of land that
was to become Glades and
Hendry Counties, he never fig-
ured in someone like Marian
Horwitz.
Mrs. Horwitz, a lovely, ener-
getic philanthropist inherited a
share of the land upon the death
of her husband, George Q. Hor-
witz. She came to Moore Haven
in 1917 to inspect her inheritance
with no intention of moving to
Florida. But she stayed and mar-
ried one of her husband's part-
ners, John J. O'Brien.
They moved into a new home
they had built on the ridge at
Sand Point (now Clewiston) and
the Watanabe Hotel was built
with the store and dining room of
the first floor. Docks were built, a
Texaco bulk plant was installed
to fuel the boats and before the
year ended the first train huffed
into town on the Moore Haven


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and Clewiston Railroad.
Farming operations expanded
and packing houses were then
built at the docks, the center of
town activity. Everything clus-
tered around the hotel and
docks.
Living space was at a premi-
um, of course and the packing
houses had a second story with
rooms to pro vide quarters for
farmers and packing house
workers. The late Leola Jacobs
recalled living thus when she was
a small child. Their mothers may
not have liked the arrangement,
but the children enjoyed it. They


could play freely when the pack-
ing house was not busy and
could wade and swim in the
adjoining pool.
Soon. a one-room school
house was built on the ridge and
Mr. WO. Manley became the first
teacher. There were 16 children
enrolled...
There was no organized
church or Sunday school during
the first few years. Occasionally
an itinerant or visiting minister or
missionary would be in the area
and services were held in the
school house or on occasion, out
of doors. No one thought of
denominational differences and
everyone attended these servic-
es.
John J. O'Brien was a
Catholic and at intervals
arranged for priests from Tampa
to conduct mass for those of the
Catholic faint. Folks came from
as far away as Lakeport (a long
trip in those days) to the services
which were held in the O'Brien
See Clewiston Page 2


Horses top



bill at rodeo


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
If you love horses, the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association Arena is the place
to be on March 10 and 11.
Horses of all colors, sizes and
breeds will make their way
into the arena at different
times of the afternoon, to
present our nation's colors,
herd in uncooperative bulls,
assist in rider dismounts and
to run cloverleaf patterns
around 55-gallon drums. But,
the most spectacular way to


watch these marvelous crea-
tures is during the bareback
and saddle bronc competi-
tion.
During the bareback and
saddle bronc events, the horse
takes on the attitude on a bull.
Its job is simple. Remove the
cowboy from its back in less
than eight seconds. Unfortu-
nately for the horse, the cow-
boy has different ideas.
In the bareback event, the
horse is not totally bareback.
Cowboys ride with a bareback
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Tiny Miss Speckled Perch
Three year-old Natalie Mitchell was crowned the 2007
Tiny Miss Speckled Perch at the pageant that was held
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Saddle bronc and bareback riding are among those events
at the Cattlemen's Association rodeo that will feature hors-
es. If you love watching these beautiful animals, plan to
attend the rodeo next Saturday and Sunday at the Cattle-
men's Rodeo Arena.


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rigging. A rigging is leather pad
that is cinched around the
horse's middle. This pad is a stiff
leather hand-hold into which the
cowboy tightly wedges his hand
before a ride. He works his hand
into the rigging as tightly as pos-
sible to insure the best grip.
In' saddle bronc riding, the
horse has a saddle on its back.
Making a qualified ride in
either bareback riding or saddle
bronc riding depends on two
things: riding the horse for the
entire time and "marking your
horse .out".' That means that
when the horse. makes the first
siep out of the bucking chute,
the cowboy must have his spurs
over the point of the horse's
shoulders. If he fails to do so, or
touches his own body or the
horse with his free hand, he is
disqualified. When the horse's
feet take that first step out of the
chute, the timer starts and the
judging of the ride begins. The
higher the horse bucks and the


more frequently the rider spurs,
the better the overall score will
be. The rider's actions are
responsible for half of the possi-
ble 100-pint score. The horse's
bucking garners the other half of
the points for the ride. Some-
times a horse will freeze in the
chute and refuse to come out
into the arena or fail to buck,
then a re-ride can be awarded to
the rider at the judges' discre-
tion.
Some of the top riders in the
country will be on hand next
weekend to compete in both
saddle bronc and bareback rid-
ing;.
Make plans to attend this
exciting, family-oriented event.
Proceeds from the rodeo are
used to provide scholarships to
local students. Support local stu-
dents and spend a great day at
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
annual spring rodeo. You won't
be disappointed.

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Pageant

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ages 14 to 19. The Junior Miss divi-
sion included girls ages 10 to 13.
The 2006 Junior Miss queen,
Alex Ming crowned 13 year-old
Lauren Halliday. Her court consist-
ed of first runner up 14 year-old
Karalyn Wyman and second run-
ner up 12 year-old Brittany Avant.
The 2006 Princess, Ashley-
Smith crowned the 2007 Speckled
Perch Princess 9 year-old Victoria
Mills. The first runner up princess
was 7 year-old Mariah Aguirre and
the second runner up was 7 year-
old Jessica Trent. This age group
included girl's ages 6 to 9 years old.
The younger age groups con-
sisted of both girls and boys.
Five year-old Mason Burke was
crowned Little Mr. Speckled Perch
and 3 year-old Derek Rucks was
crowned Little Mr. Speckled Perch.
The Little Mr. Speckled Perch
court consisted of first runner up 3
year-old Michael Cruz and second
runner up 3 year-old Jayton
Howard.
2006 Little Miss Speckled Perch
Dannyelle Boromei crowned 5
year-old Morgan Roberts. 2007 Lit-
tle Miss Speckled Perch with her
court first runner up 4 year-old
Kimberly Shaw and second runner
up 4 year-old Janessa Nunez. This
age group consisted of four and
five year old girls.


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The Tiny Miss Speckled. Perch
was 3 year-old Natalie Mitchell. Her
court consisted of first runner up 3
year-old Kaylee Smith and second
runner up 3 year-old McKenzie
Simmons.
Judges for the pageant were
volunteers Cookie Smith, Sid Estra-
da and Heath Lawrence.
The Master of Ceremonies was
Okeechobee Board of County
Commissioner ClifBetts.
Corporate sponsors of the pag-
eant for 2007 were Embarq, First
Bank ofI.ndiantown, Florida Power
and Light, Fort Pierce Coca Cola,
14K Gold Store, KOA Campground,
-Ledford's Carpet & Flooring, M &
M Storage, Pat's Florist, Syble's
Florist and Vinyl Signs and Images.
The chamber would like to
thank all the volunteers' who
worked hard to make the pageant
possible.
The Chamber of Commerce
Speckled Perch Festival will be held
on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday,
March 11, inFlagler Park.
Also on Saturday, March 10,
there will be a car show in Flagler
Park and the Speckled Perch
parade will begin at 10 a.m.
If you would like additional
information about chamber events
contact (863) 763-6464.

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Clewiston

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Home.
The earliest wedding of which
we have found record was that of
Matthew Francis O'Brien and Mar-
garet wall of Philadelphia, per-
formed by Father O'Keefe and
assisting priests in the O'Brien
home.
Mr. O'Brien seemed to devote


most of his time and energies to
the development of farming opera-
tions and learning the best use of
the lands. Mrs. O'Brien's chief inter-
est was in the planning for the city
and for community life. She was
ever the gracious hostess, not only
to the many friends who came
from their winter homes or vaca-
tions in Palm Beach, but to many
important people who came to see
the unique development going on
in the Everglades.


News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interest-
ed applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must
live in the OUA service area.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold an
elective position with the government of the City of Okeechobee or
Okeechobee County.

Dinner, dance benefit scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association
will be hosting their annual scholarship dinner and dance on Friday,
March 9, at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W
Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.,
and will be followed by a dance at 9 p.m.
Ticket price is $25 each and can be purchased at Cowboys and Indi-
ans, Eli's Western Wear, Riverside National Bank and Rustic Ranch Fur-
niture. Dance-only tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each.
The rodeo theme this year is "'Are you tough enough to wear pink?"
For information, call (863) 634-1980.

Local fair group needs volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The newly formed Okeechobee County Fair
Association is seeking volunteers to help with the inaugural Okee-
chobee County Fair scheduled for March 9-18.
For information, call Linda Oakes at (863) 467-0760.

Rodeo tickets now on sale
OKEECHOBEE Reserved seat tickets for the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's spring rodeo are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W. N.
Park St.
Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the gate.
The rodeo is scheduled for March 10 and 11 at the Cattlemen's
Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 North. Both performances will begin at 2:30
p.m.
The rodeo is sponsored by the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association and the Women's
Professional Rodeo Association.
:For ticket information, call (863) 763-2984.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Considerable cloudiness with isolated showers and cool-
er. The high will be in the upper 60s. The wind will be from the
north 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy and colder. The low will be in the upper
30s. The wind will be from the northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The
lowest wind chill readings will be 35 to 38 after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Mostly sunny with the high in the lower 70s. The north-
west winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the lower 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be around 80. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.


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These men are loading watermelons in a field near Clewis-
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packing plants were built near the docks so produce could
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Yearling Middle School's Envirothon team, known as the Lagoonies, won the Indian River
Lagoon Envirothon for Okeechobee County on,Friday, Feb. 23 at the Florida Institute of Tech-
nology in Melbourne. Team members were (in no particular order) Emilie Lege, Brittney Ball,
Dustin Houston and Emily Raulerson. Their teacher was Rosemary Palmero.


YMS team wins Envirothon


The Yearling Middle School
team, known as the Lagoonies,
won the Indian River Lagoon Envi-
rothon for Okeechobee County on
Friday, Feb. 23 at the Florida Insti-
tute of Technology in Melbourne.
Middle and high school teams
from Martin, Okeechobee, Brevard
and St. Lucie participated.
The Y.M.S. team, made up of
seventh grade students, placed sec-
ond overall in the aquatics section
scoring higher than most high
school students. Team members
were Emilie Lege, Brittney Ball,
Dustin Houston and Emily Rauler-
son. They were led by their teacher,
Rosemary Palmero.

Obituaries

Kenneth Gordon
Challancin, Jr.
Kenneth Gordon Challancin, Jr.,
age 51 of Okeechobee died Feb. 27,
2007, at the Hamrick home. Mr.
Challancin was born May 20, 1955,
in Stuart to Kenneth G. Challancin,
Sr. and Willma (Lee) Atchley. He
came to Okeechobee from Stuart
in 1979. He loved fishing and the
outdoors.uMr. Challancin proudly
served our country, in the U.S.
Army and Army Reserves. He was
of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Challancin is survived by his
mother, Wilma (Kenneth) atchley;
four brothers, John (Billie) Chal-
lancin of Austell, Ga., James Chal-
lancin of Stuart, Dennis Challancin
of Stuart and Aaron Challancin of
Okeechobee.
A memorial service will be held
at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6,
2007, at the Hamrick Home, 411
S.E. Fourth St. Inurnment will take
place at Florida National Cemetery
at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7,
2007.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and.Crematory, 204
N. E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Audley M. Morgan
Audley "'AM" M. Morgan, age 76
of Okeechobee, passed away
Thursday, March 1, 2007. He was
born Oct. 31, 1930, in Shunk, Pa. to
Gordon and Wanda Morgan. "AM"
had been a resi-
dent of Okee-
chobee since
.1976. He wpsa
Gol1d member
of the Florida
Fly Wheelers
Association and
was a promi-
nent multi-busi-
Audley M. ness owner in
Morgan Okeechobee
for many years.
He is preceded in death by his
loving wife of 51 years, Lillian Mor-
gan and special daughter, Kathy
Riley.
Mr. Morgan is survived by four
sons; Steve (Wanda) Morgan, Jim
(Yvonne) Morgan, Gordie (Missy)
Morgan; all of Okeechobee and
Mike (Brenda) Morgan of Winter
Haven; four daughters, Wanda
(Bill) Lewis of Jefferson, N.C.,
Cindy (Sam) Crouch of Haymarket,
Va., Sharon (Claude) Poirier, and
Linda (Don) Weir, all of Okee-
chobee. In addition he is survived
by four sisters; Amber (Dean)
Chaapel, Alene (Bill) Boyd, Joyce
(Frank) Landon and Janet (Tom)
Pepper all of Canton, Pa.; 20 grand-
children; 15 great-grandchildren
and special friend, Jean Parrish.
Visitation will be held Monday,
March 5, 2007, from 5 until 7 p.m.
followed by services at 7 p.m. at the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.


Kelli Stickrath, Okeechobee
County coordinator on the Indian
River Lagoon Envirothon Board of
Directors, helps coordinate and
facilitate the yearly event. She stat-
ed, "This event is particularly won-
derful because the students prep
for the event year round in the
classroom as part of their curricu-
lum and then test their knowledge
as a fun-filled day outdoors."
The team was awarded a free
pontoon boat trip on the Kissim-
mee River, provided by Florida
Atlantic University's Center for
Environmental Studies. In addition
to the trip, they received tents to
enjoy the outdoors. Ms. Palmero
was awarded restaurant gift certifi-
cates.
Teams were given a Florida-spe-
cific, detailed, resource guide CD-
Rom that contained more than 200


pages of information written by
resource specialists for each of the
five topics. Team members had to
answer questions on forestry, soils,
water, wildlife and the Indian River
Lagoon. High school teams gave
presentations on
"Alternative/Renewable Energy."
The overall winner of the event
was "Sumatrian Rhinoscerii" from
John Carroll High School, spon-
sored by teacher Beau Roberts.
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at Sea World. Mr. Roberts won a
weekend getaway to St. Augustine.
Envirothon is North America's
largest environmental education
program arid contest for high.
school students.
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CANE BURNING: I am responding to the comments about the
sugar cane burning. That has been going on for a very long time.
This is just part of living in an agricultural area. There was sugar
cane here during World War II. I remember reading about how they
used German prisoners of war to work in the cane fields, So you
can't say this is something new. The most effective way to harvest
sugar cane is to burn the fields to clear out the brush and leaves first.
It has been that way for decades. If you don't like to be around that,
don't move into an agricultural community. It's like the people who
complain about the smell of cow manure. The cows and the sugar
cane -were here first.

STAMPS: I have no complaint with the cost of postage and if they
have to raise the price again, that is probably fair. However, we need
more help at the Okeechobee Post Office. Anytime you go there, if
you need to do something at the counter, you wait half an hour or
longer in line. It doesn't matter what day or what time you go, there
is always a line out the door. They need more help in that office.

LIVESTOCK: I had to laugh at the caller who saw a notice about a
livestock show and it said beef cows and he objected and said all
beef animals are steers. Where does he think the steers come front?
You have to have some breeding cows to get the calves to turn into
steers.

COUNTY FAIR: I am excited that we will have a county fair this
year. Does anyone know if there will be traditional fair contests,
such as canning, baking, quilt making and things like that? Will they
have a hall of industry? Some of my fondest childhood memories
are of going to the fair and I hope the Okeechobee County Fair will
be something I can enjoy with my children.
Editor's note: The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seek-
ing contest participants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18.
The contests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photog-
raphy and woodworking. There will also be food competitions
such as home baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competi-
tion featuring categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and veg-
etable and largest vegetable. Entry forms and rules are available at
the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at
(863) 634-3327.

WILDLIFE: I have noticed a lot of possums killed on the roads
lately. There seems to be more of them this year. I have also noticed
quite a few in my neighborhood. My dog had one cornered in my
yard last night. People need to be aware that possums love to tear
up garage. Don't put your garbage out in plastic bags at night. Either
wait until morning to take garbage to the curb, or put it out in
garbage cans with locking lids. If you cans don't have locking lids, a
bungee cord works too.

APPRECIATION: I think everyone should take a few minutes this
week to say "thank you" to the many volunteers who give their time
to work with your children. Sunday school teachers, 4-H adult vol-
unteers, Scout leaders, church youth group leaders ... all these peo-
ple give their time to work with your children because they care. We
should all remember to say "thank you" once in a while.

. DRAINAGE: I have noticed that some homeowners in my neigh-
borhood have brought in fill dirt and in effect raised up their proper-
ty, so that when it rains, the water backs up on the neighbors. The
water used to flow across their .property, which previously was
lower. Isn't this against the law? I thought it was illegal to do any-
thing that caused water to back up on someone else's property.
Who do I call about this? I would like to get it straightened out
before hurricane season. Right now it is dry, but what happens
when we get a big rain?

WHERE TO RIDE? My kids have been after me to get horses. We
have a few acres and a barn, so I have a place to keep horses. But I
am wondering if there is anywhere to ride them. Are there any nice
trails in the county? I know the kids will be bored just riding around
the pasture.

GOLF CARTS: I thought Sheriff May was going to crack down on
the people riding golf carts on the roads. It seems to be just as preva-
lent as before. People drive a golf cart right on the road, as if it were
a car. This really creates some traffic problems because golf carts do
not go as fast as cars. Also, they don't have turn signals so you never
know when they are going to try to turn right in front of you. Let's
get the golf carts off the roads.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7. p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863)
532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden 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 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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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 an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.
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 Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.


The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.
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.
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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.


Let your light shine


Our success in FLYing comes at
the heels of two important words:
Persistence and Consistence.
When we look at our own history
we see an inconsistency in how we
looked at our housework. You
know the old story of stash and
dash, crisis cleaning and then crash
and burn. This left our homes in
shambles after a few short days.
Then we would beat ourselves up
because of it!
I had to deal with this when I
made my final attempt at getting
organized in 1999. On Jan. 1, I
spent all day looking at why Pam
and Peggy's card file system never
worked for very long for me. It was
not that it was not a good system; it
was, but it was how I did it was the
problem. I would go gung ho for
several days and then run out of
steam. Then the guilt would enter
into the equation and I would not
want to look at the box and stick it
under the counter.
As I examined why their system
only worked for a little while; I real-
ized a major factor. I was working
too hard and not letting the system
to work for me. I had not ever
established habits. I only let the
cards guide me and it didn't matter
what order they were in. If getting
dressed popped up at 3 in the after-
noon that was when I did it that is
so alien to me now. I also had way
too many cards. With my perfec-
tionism, I thought if one card was
good then a card for everything I do
would be much better. Boy was I
wrong. That abundance of cards
was overwhelming! I would give
up!
Giving up is our lack of persist-
ence. We do this all the time when
we say we don't have time or that is
too hard. We just throw in the
towel and begin to whine, "that too
hard, too many emails or she does-
n't understand my situation is dif-
ferent." We are persistence in one
area of our lives; we hate change. If
you are not finding success it is
because whatyou have been doing
is not working. Doesn't common
sense tell you that you have to
change something and try again?
Thomas Edison through trial
and error and persistence eventual-
ly discovered the filament that
would glow in a glass bulb. Every
failure for him was one less thing
that he was going to have to try!
Failures are a good thing. They
teach us what not to do the next
time. That is if we don't get hung up
in our failures and beat ourselves
up for them. Use them as a learning


experience and keep plugging
away.
Every mistake I have made in
my life helps me to grow and
become wiser! If I had given up I
would not have become FlyLady. If
we don't learn from our mistakes
we are destined to make the same
ones again and again! So looking
back on that fateful January 1,
1999, I realize that I had never
established a habit and I had been
too hard on myself. That day I
determined that I would be nice to
me and practice one habit. Shining
my sink was all I had to do for the
whole month!
Let's just say I was persistent in
my quest to get organized and
along with that persistence I used
the consistency of doing one thing
every day to help me find the peace
that I knew was out there! It
worked for me and it has worked
hundreds of thousands of people
as well. When you find something
that works you stick with it. We
don't try to reinvent the light bulb
every time we screw one in a sock-
et; we trust it and don't waste our
time trying to improve on it We are
very creative people and we love to
do things our way or shall I say try
to make better a system. This is
when we skip the foundation
babysteps. I am giving you a light
bulb that works! Trust it and take
the first steps of shining your sink
and being nice to yourself. As you
establish the basic habits you are
going to begin to feel your light
shining brightly! With your habits
established you are free to follow
your dreams and use your creativity
in ways that bless you instead of
ways to sidetrack you. You can't
skip the most important steps of
Persistence and Consistency.
For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS, check out her Web site
and join her free mentoring group
at www.FlyLady.net or her book,
"Sink Reflections," published by
Bantam and her New York Times
Best Selling book, "Body Clutter,"
published by Fireside. Copyright
2007; Mfaria Cilley: Used by permis-
sion in this publication. .;.


Community Events

Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold the following classes in March: A baby sitting
class for teens aged 11-15 on Monday, March 5, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The fee is $35.; Adult CPR on Wednesday, March 7; First Aid Basics
on Monday, March 12, and Infant/child CPR on Wednesday, March
28.

Guardian ad Litem plans training sessions
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers
from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children on March 6,8,13, 14 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Train-
ing sessions will be held at PNC Wealth Management, in the third
floor community room at 3001 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. For
information and reservations, call (772) 785-5804.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime
prevention for seniors at their Tuesday, March 6, breakfast meeting
at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
Parrot Ave. The program will be presented by Wayne J. Picone. Mr.
Picone is the regional director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special proj-
ect of the Florida Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to
not only inform seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in dis-
putes of overcharging, scams and other problems that confront
them. The public is invited. Non-members should make a reserva-
tion by calling (863) 763-2004.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start C6ali-
tion will meet Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28 St.,
in the New Endeavors school building. This meeting is open to the
public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Coali-
tion is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families
and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information,
call executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Health screening at Civic Center
Life Line Screening will be at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
U.S. 98 N. on March 7. Residents living in and around Okeechobee
can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Appoint-
ments will begin 10 a.m. and pre-registration is required. A com-
plete vascular screening package, which takes less than an hour to
complete, is $109. A complete vascular package plus the osteo-
porosis screening is $129. For information regarding the screenings
or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit
www.lifelinescreening.com.

OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present "Dear-
ly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel music per-
formance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
March 9 and 10, at the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh
Street, behind the Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved seat tickets
are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave.,
or, if available, at the door on the night of the performance.

AARP driver's course scheduled
An AARP driver safety course will be held Wednesday, March 7,
and Thursday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. The $10 tuition covers course material. Make
checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program.
For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.


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6 AGRICULTURE The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 4,2007


Survey shows support


for Beef Checkoff


OKEECHOBEE While milk
may be their No. I commodity, a
notable 68 percent of dairy produc-
ers surveyed said they approve of
the $1-per-head beef checkoff pro-
gram they contribute to as beef
producers, according to recent
independent research of dairy pro-
ducers commissioned by the Cat-
tlemen's Beef Promotion and
Research Board.
This level is similar to the 70 per-
cent of beef producers surveyed
who said they approved of the beef
checkoff. Additionally, 66 percent
of dairy producers surveyed said
they were informed about The Beef
Checkoff Program, with 21 percent
of those saying they were "very
well informed" about it.
"Nearly a quarter of the beef
supply.in the United States comes
from dairy beef. That's why the
beef checkoff considers dairy pro-
ducers an important segment of
the beef industry," said Woody Lar-
son, a dairy producer from Okee-
chobee, and a member of the Cat-
tlemen's Beef Board. "It's
encouraging to see from the latest
survey results that so many dairy
producers approve of their beef
checkoff investment, and ,are
informed about where that money
is going and the type of programs
their checkoff dollars support."
The dairy industry is well repre-
sented on the Cattlemen's Beef
Board, with 15 dairy producers sit-
ting on the board that administers
all national checkoff-funded pro-
grams. Dairy producers' invest-
ment into the beef checkoff funds
six different areas -promotion,
research, consumer information,
industry information, foreign mar-
keting and producer communica-
tions. Beef checkoff programs such
as nutrition research and youth ini-
tiatives help build demand by edu-
cating consumers about the lean
and iutrient-rich qualities of beef.
A recent example is a checkoff-
funded on-pack nutrition labeling
test project in the Midwest that
showed consumers are more likely
to shop at stores that featured nutri-
tion-labeled meat. Indiana's Marsh
Supermarkets Inc. held a 16-week
project to test consumers' respons-
es to fresh meat nutrition labeling
in the meat case. The beef labels-
emphasized beef as a good source
of zinc, iron, protein and many B-
vitamins. The percentage of con-
sumers who said they believed
beef was healthier than they'd pre-
viously thought jumped 45 percent
following the nutrition-labeling
project. Beef dollar sales increased
by four to six points at participating
retail stores.
Another important program
that helps build beef demand by
reaching out to younger con-
sumers is the checkoff's youth edu-
cation initiative. In the past 10
years, the checkoff has invested
nearly $2.5 million, in classroom
programs to reach more than 25
million children with information
about beef nutrition. The check-
off's latest education project is
Choose Well a school curricu-


Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must have a revaccina-
tion 12 months after the initial
vaccination. Thereafter, revacci-
nation requirements would con-
form to the vaccine manufactur-
er's direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with a
health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. Ferrets are also available for
adoption. Donations of scraps of
wood would be appreciated for a
cat shelter. For information call
(863) 763-4333.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties


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


suomittea pnoto
Woody Larson, a dairy pro-
ducer from Okeechobee, and
a member of the Cattlemen's
Beef Board.
lum kit mailed last summer to
10,000, teachers across the nation
to help them teach fourth and fifth
graders about "power foods" such
as beef.
"Dairy producers are often so
busy with milk production that they
tend to overlook the fact that they
are also beef producers," Larson
said. "It's important for them to
understand how their beef check-
off investment is funding research
and consumer programs that help
build demand for dairy beef."
The survey, conducted by,
Aspen Media & Market Research,
examined attitudes of 1,225 U.S.
beef, dairy and veal producers
nationwide. The Beef Board con-
ducts producer surveys regularly to
gauge producers' economic
moods and their expectations of
checkoff investments, as well as
checkoff program familiarity,
strengths or weaknesses. The bi-
annual surveys are funded with
checkoff monies. The results are
presented at summer and winter
cattle industry conferences.
The Beef Checkoff Program
was established as part of the 1985
Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1
per head on the sale of live domes-
tic and imported cattle, in addition
to a comparable assessment on
imported beef and beef products.
States retainrup to 50 cents on the
dollar and fqr.ward the other 50
cents per herd to the'Cattle'men's
Beef Promotion and Research
Board, which administers the
national checkoff program, subject
to USDA approval.


Cowboy time
Future cowboy Jared Phares practiced with his lasso at a
previous Cattlemen's Association rodeo.


Livestock Market Report


Feb. 26

Cows
Breaking.
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650


and 27, 2007


$50.00
$47.00
$44.00


$56.00
$54.00
$48.00


$55.00 $62.00
$60.50 $63.50
Monday Tuesday
332 876
91 301
10 181
1 230
21 24
3 5
66
458 1683
Steers Hfrs
185-220
135-190
139-141 110-125
126-141 102-110
116-127 97-109
107-119 95-106
90-104. 85-99
85-100 80-86


Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450


Steers
120-165
120-150
122-155
115-142
100-125
100-112


Hfrs
125-170
110-130
105-120
100-114
95-111
91-101


Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350
Slaughter cows and bulls
were $2-3 lower this week.
Reports of many loads of cattle
from out west being hauled back
here. Should be better in a week
or two. Calf prices are still good.
Good demand. Weather seems
to be the main factor, good or
bad. B & E Ranch, Okeechobee
topped the calf market with a
high of $2.20. Dean Doyle, Ft.
Pierce and U & D Cattle, Okee-
chobee topped .the cow market
with a high of $56. Tuesday sales
only March through June.
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Help encourage a high school
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Okeechobee counties. Please call
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Monday through Thursday from 8
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holding basic and advanced com-
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libraries in the four-county area. A
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each location four times per month
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Florida History Poster and Essay winner
Congratulations to Yearling Middle School eighth grader Caleb Ball. Caleb won first place
in the Historic Okeechobee Schoolhouse category, intermediate division of the Florida
History Poster and Essay contest sponsored by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies.
The contest was open to all Highlands and Okeechobee County students. Students had
a choice of six historic events in Florida's History. Students had to submit an original
poster, in any hand-crafted art form, portraying their topic. Computer-generated entries
were not allowed. Students also had to write an essay describing the significance of their
historic event. Caleb chose to draw and write about the Historic Okeechobee School-
house. In addition to his ribbon and certificate, Caleb was awarded a goody bag filled with
educational and fun prizes. Caleb is pictured with his history teacher, Mrs. Lori Bandi and
his interpreter, Mr. Robert Gilbert.


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TALLAHASSEE FI
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Bronson warned of a h
wildfire threat this spring d
warm temperatures and a
of widespread rainfall. Alth
wildfires can occur through
the year in Florida, the
active time for wildfires is
March to June. Because o
higher wildfire danger, Br(
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extremely careful with ou
burning.
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of wildfires in Florida whel
is the crime of arson, esc
fire from land-clearing, ch
experimenting with match
an unattended yard fire,"
son said. "People are resp
ble for about 85 percent
Florida wildfires."
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of yard waste (leaves, gras:
pings, tree limbs, palm fr
etc.) with a small fire is a ro
part of spring cleaning.
activity is permitted in
Florida counties without
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door ing until weather conditions state is
improve. Residents should measure
cause check with their local office of The
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S1farea ride 115
Card-of Thanks 120
In Memodam 125
Found 130
IOSU 135
G'aGhr Amy 140
Gw"9Yaraed Sale 145
Penonals 150
stede atdoticw 155
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KEYS- Found in the Downtown
area in front of Joeys Pizza
found Mon. Feb. 26th. Call to
identify. (863)763-7009


$2000 REWARD FOR THE RE-
TURN OF- 2006 Red Honda
Rancher 4x4 ATV, Vic of NW
HWy 98N (863)634-5289
BLUE HEELER/Jack Russell
mix. White, black & brown
w/pointy ears. Vic of Four Sea-
sons. Reward (863)467-9114
CASH, vlc. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
contact (863)634-4626
CLASS RING- lost 14 ct gold,
2008 Okee HS, purple stone,
vic of More to Life Church
(863)763-6780 Reward


CAT (f): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
mute, scared &.has a micro-
chip. Reward.
772-324-0110
EYE GLASSES, at Bobby Un-
derwoods Perfect Cut.
(618)841-4261
HEARING AID, Blue, in Wal-
mart or Dollar Store in Okee-
chobee on 2/20/07.
(618)841-4261 REWARD!!!!
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost In Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
TOY POODLE, solid white, fe-
male, vic. of Blue Heron,
needs medication,
(863)467-2121
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER
(Westie), 6.yrs old, male, an-
swers to"Baxter", $2K RE-
WARD! (905)466-4478


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-3942
keechobee area
BLACK LAB, Full blooded, 11
mos, old, male, all puppy
shots & wormed, needs a
good home. (863)634-5298
ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399


LAB MIX PUPPY: 13 weeks
old, to good home only.
(863)634-3226
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like atall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203



Bag Sale
OKEECHOBEE-SAT 3/3 & SUN
3/4. (9 am-4 pm) 7235 NE
4th St. in Four Seasons
EVERYTHING MUST GO!!
Furn, baby Items, clothes, craft
supplies and much morel
TWO-FAMILY SALE
BLUE HERON
1320 SE 21st St
Sat. & Sun., 8am to 4pm
Stainless sink, disposal,
counters, lamps, decorative &
HH items, tools, paint sprayer
& lots more.




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AN ELDERLY
WOMAN WAS
FOUND LYING ON A
SIDEWALK AND WE
ARE LOOKING FOR
THE MAN WHO
FOUND HER.
She was found on
April 11,2005 in the
approximate location
of 407 Northwest
2nd Avenue in
Okeechobee, Florida.
If you are this person
please contact
Shirley Worthington
at The Injury Law
Offices of John T,
Ke dy,,A,,,
863-357-2224 or
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
MANAGER IN TRAINING
PT/FT SALES
Hibbett Sports is.hiring in
Okeechobee & Clewiston.
Apply at either Hibbett
locations. Hibbett Sports
conducts drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
CENTURY 21 HIRING
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Experienced or newly licensed
agents. Call 863-467-2100
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
DRIVERS: Average weekly
$1000 $1500, take home.
Great home time, benefits
Expanding tanker runs in Ju-
piter! CDL-A with X, 2 years
exp req'd. 866-339-0072
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
Supply/Inventory Clerk, full
time with Benefits. Comput-
er and organizational skills
required. Does Involve lifting,
moving Inventory. Apply in
person, 406 NW 4th Street.


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Action Business Corporation
A FRANCHISEE OF




Is now hiring
Management Positions
for our Okeechobee location
Benefits include:
Life, Health, Dental & 401k
Fax resumes to:
561-996-1369


SASSISTANT.STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress & Brighton Reservation
Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401 K Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
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
I
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


HELPWANTED
Delivery Driver
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Apply at
South East Milk Supply
1005 West North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL

INDIANWOOD

Highway 710 West
Indiantown
HELPWANTED
CARPENTRY
HANDYMAN
CONSTRUCTION
POOL MAINTENANCE
Call Mr. Lonny Grggs
Extension 131
800-523-1630



SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111S.Parrot Ave.
DFWP
Shop here rstil
The classified ads


NOW HIRING
Glades County Sheff's Office
Glades County Sheriffs
SOffice Is accepting
applications for positions
in Its new headquarters
and jail facility.
*Correctional Officer
Supervisor
*Correctional Officers
Supply Clerk
*Records and Reception
*Control Room Clerks
Booking Clerks
*Building Maintenance
*IT Manager
Extra Pay for Language
Skills, Dog Handlers, Field
Training Officers, higher
education and advanced
training and more. Review
all openings, pay rates and
hiring policies at
www.gladessheriff.org.
Down load your applica-
tion or pick up one from
the field office at 1995 SR
78 NW or at the Sheriff's
Office at 599 Ave J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471.
Medical Service and Food
Service Positions will be
filled by the vendors for
those contracts. Persons
Interested In those jobs
can contact the vendor
directly. The contact
numbers are posted on
the web site.


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Perform general and administrative du-
ties. Answer phones, maintain files, pro-
cess documents for payments. Assist with
the preparation of weekly and monthly
reports. High School diploma/GED. Good
typing & computer skills. (MS Office).
Good interpersonal communication.. Expe-
rience in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to 954-967 3477


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Home every night.
Benefits available.
Inquire at:,
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee.
863-763-5586.

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


For Busy
Medical Practice.
Full-time w/
Benefits.
Experience A Plus!
Fax Resume To
863-467-1919

Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications'
forCertified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
#NR30211249
WAITRESS & COOK: Apply in
person,after 2pm @ Pizza
Heaven 208 South Parrot Ave.
863-763-9299
Join al the people who
say, "1 soMl t in the clas-
slleds."


Staff Engineering Associate
Work Location: Clewlston, FL
Technical position Involving
routine Inspections of Dis-
trict lands & rights of way
for compliance with District
rules & regulations. Works
In remote field environment,
operates 4 X 4 vehicles over
rough terrain. Must be able
to swim. Will be exposed to
confrontational situations.
Ability to read, interpret &
apply Florida Statute Chapter
373, Florida Administrative
Code Rule 40E-6 & the Dis-
trict's Right of Way Criteria
Manual (Volume V) as it re-
lates to Right of Way permit-
ting & enforcement issues.
Associate's degree in Engi-
needng, Construction Man-
agement or related field.
Zero to 5 yrs-min. field exp.
In engineering, surveying or
construction. Valid State of
Florida driver's license. For
more Information and to ap-
ply on-line, visit our website
at: www.sfwmd.gov and
reference job 207110.

Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classliled ad.


UTILITIES

LOCATOR
Technical position
locating underground
electric, gas, water
and wastewater
utilities. Experience
operating electronic
locating equipment.
HS diploma or GED
and FL Driver's
License required.
Salary range
$14.91 -$23.11 with
excellent benefits.
Complete
application online at
http://www.fpua.com
FORT
PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP



FRONT DESK
F/T Computer Exp needed.
Bilingual prefd, Competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or apply at
FL Community Health Cen-
ters, 1100 N. Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee, FL EOE/DFWP


BARTENDER, Part Time, VFW
9528, 2002 West Highway
78, Okeechobee.
(863)467-2882 '
MARTIAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that Is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs If
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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YARD SALE
ad today!

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signs and
inventory sheets!

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FinanciaC Services
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Ventrell Bouie
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
Confidential
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
wpittt@earthlink.net


Services



Bab sitting 405
Child Ca Neded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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Framing, m.
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Danny Lopez
1900 NE138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
ofce 863.357.4145
f 863357.9033




DEAN'S COMPUTER SERVICE
Affordable Computer Repair
Home/small office.
All work guaranteed.
Free pick up & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155

hours for 50
Inyour home
Networks &Office PC's
(772)519-6236
Ask for Ron

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


LOT-LAND CLEARING
Construction &
debris hauling.
Insured. Call
Adam (863)441-5642



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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement anm/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale h the clas-
fleds and make your
clean n a breeze


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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




Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383



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OBSCENE Ra9BuWt Seedwtchl



BAR & GRILL
DAllyUVIONC SPECIALS
A 8ll gee( OPEN

World Fameuoa
BroMsted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.


Geea Contacting


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
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafta/Supplies 5B5
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linei & 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/Ughts 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




AIR CONDITIONER- big unit,
4yrs old, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0122
AIR CONDITIONERS (2): Win-
dow units, $100 for both.
954-237-4846


MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482
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


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
CHEST FREEZER, Small,
works fine. $40
(863)983-7625
MICROWAVE: Gold Star,
small. $20. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,
Maytag, with ice maker,
$175 or best offer
(706)273-0190 Okeechobee
REFRIGERATOR, GE, side by
side, water & ice in door,
good condition. $200
(863)357-6700
REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
. (863)467-6984
STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER, Frigidiare Gallery
& Whirlpool Dryer, heavy du-
super capacity, 3 yrs. old,
325.(863)763-7017
WASHER/DRYER, Whirlpool,
top of the line, mint cond.,
pd $1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737



UTILITY BUILDING, 8x8 built
by Robin of Lake Wales,
wired for w/d, $500 or best
offer. (270)331-4090


BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011
Find It faster. SaIl It soon-
ear In the classIeds



FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Irstaflti o f eStorm'

Rain Guttrs r~
Licensed & Insured


863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Past, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098


I Genra Contr


BABY SWING, $35
(863)357-5773
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
SCOMBO, 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (239)298-6160
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE COM-
BO, 10x10, Great condition.
$500 (239)298-6160 or
(863)675-1113 LaBelle
HIGH CHAIR, $25
(863)357-5773
WINNIE THE POOH, Toddler
bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100
(863)677-1591


PANTS & SHIRTS: size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
SCARFACE MEMORABILIA &
Wall art. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-5450
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Ga-
tor, plays fight song & march-
es, never opened. Paid $60,
sell for $45 (863)674-0482



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
speakers. $350.1863-763-5316
DELL- 4400 Pentium 4 Pro-
cessor, 17" monitor, IncId CD-
RW drive &'more upgrades
$450. (863)634-4888
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
g ames, Fast, $149
63)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, .KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)517-2782 Tony


BED- King size, Complete, in-
cludes comforter, Shams
with skirt. $200:
(863)467-1325
BED King Size, Sealy Posture-
pedic $150. (863)467-8464
BED: TRUNDLE w/2 Twin, Like
new mattresses. $45.
_ (863)675-4990O
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
pecan finish, exc. cond., incl.
triple dresser & mirror, nites-
tand, $325. (863)467-8924
BEDS, Twin: Matching Set,
Pine w/box springs & mat-
tresses & 2 matching ward-
robes. $300. (863)675-0378
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET- cherry,,
china cab, 4 side chairs, 2
arm chairs, $750 or best of-
fer (863)675-4696 ,
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, Sofa, Loveseat, recliner,
Big chair w/ottoman 18 mo old
$900. (863)357-0391. Okee.
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
MICRO RECLINER, (2), camel,
end tables & coffee table,
$150 will sell separately.
(863)946-1138

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

OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-49927 1
SOFA Loveseat, Recliner &
Ottoman, Pine $300. for all.
(863)675-0378
TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
863-675-3793
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
(2), light oak, brand new.
$300 or best offer.
863-675-2152
TWIN CAPT BED: Arbor Creek,
Rooms to Go, w/ nightstand,
excellent condition. $275 or
best offer. 863-763-6617


BB GUN: 760 pellet, pump w/
scope, new. $40.
863-675-3032 (Labelle)
PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson &
Winchester: 22 cal., semi au-
to., Shot Gun: Stevens 410 ga.
$600 will sep. (606)219-3890
RIFLE- All original Romanian
AK 47 Like new condition.
$800. (863)467-1958


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
.'> Screen Rooms Carports
S' Room Additions Florida Rooms
E 'l .-i : | c Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863 1634-2044


1 litter of puppies w/my male
dog. (863)634-7023


ANTIQUE SLIDE PROJECTOR-
Screen, 3 slide cases. All ex-
cellent condition. $60.
(863)357-0835 Jonnie
HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
orpets from your photo.
Iliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



AMP & SPEAKER, Sony
1000w'amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985


RIFLE- Custom built AR15,
Brand new Paid $2800.
Asking $1400.
(863)467-1958
SPORTARIZED ENFIELD, 303
Brittish, synthetic stock,
peep sites, very accurate.
$175 neg. 863-467-2148



BOW FLEX SPORT- Great con-
dition. $400. (863)635-7616
UNIVERSAL WEIGHT SYS-
TEM- competition set, like
new, used indoors only $200
.neg (863)634-6636
WEIGHT.BENCH, Dual Station,
3 yrs. old $100.
(863)697-3211



MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $40! Call Jan at
863-357-6303.
VERTICAL BLINDS- Off white.
Great condition. Only a few
months old. Fits 36" window.
$20. (863)357-6315


EARRINGS- 10k gold, medium
size bamboo. Heart shaped
$75 (239)823-9804


TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
condition. $30. will sep.
(863)467-8681



PATIO,, 4CGhairs, Umbrella,
Good condition. $100.
(863)467-1325
PATIO SET- white with glass
top, 4 chairs & teal color
cushions, metal. 5ft long,
$125 neg. (304)582-2116


ELEC SCOOTER RAMP 7 1/2
ft, Asking $150
(561)670-3636
HANDICAP LIFT for van,
works like new, pd.$5,000
new, asking $1,000.
(863)763-8275
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $550(561)670-3636
SCOOTER, VICTORY, electric,
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009


ACRYLIC MIRROR, 4x8 sheet,
easy to cut, retails $85, ask-
ing $65 (863)610-1120
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis-
lay screen, easy to use.
any format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/pu'rple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
used one time, MR7, Mag-
num, Books, Asking $500.
or best offer. (863)697-9704
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300. or best
offer. 863-634-5888
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
CHINESE PUG, miniature,
$500.(863)634-6087 ..
FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
stand, Large filter. Ready to
go. Just needs fish. $250.
Call (863)763-4098
FISH TANK, 75 Gallon, Salt or
Fresh, 1 yr.-old. Paid $850...
Asking $550 or best.offer.
(863)763-7598
FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
doors & shelves. Fits 25 gal.
tank. $20. Call
(863)763-4098
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg 1/V2
yrs. old, with kennel, $450
for both or best offer.
(863)467-5216/634-5803
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-
male, 9 mos old, $350
(863)634-6087
Miniature Dachshunds (2):
Males, 9 wks old, w/papers.
$425 (863)634-2479 anytime.
POMERANIANS (2): Males, 7
wks, registered. $600 each.
863-983-6999 or 677-0524.
PUPPIES GREAT DANE: AKC,
parents hip certified. Blacks &
aeries avail. Ready 3/26.
$1000-$1500. Now taking de-
posits. Okee 863-447-3357
(cell). pbrdanes@yahoo.com
REDBONE PUPPIES, UKC,
$200.(863)673-3894
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
WANTED: Female Cur to raise


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




ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
Prairie, (863)610-1616



BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400 for all or
will sell separately.
(863)763-1370
CATTLE TRAILER- Ok shape.
Needs a little work but, stur-
dy. $500. Negotiable
(863)763-6959


BUCKSKIN-PAINT MARE, 4
yrs. old, very sweet, incl.'all
tack & shots. $2300 firm.
(863)357-6642
FLORIDA CRACKER, Regis-
tered Gelding, to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
772-519-2256
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
HORSE TRAILER, '94,
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
(239)537-8940
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $1800 or best of-
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle
PASO FINO MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.
SADDLE, Western, Synthetic,
15-16" seat. Brand new!
$150. (863)467-2104 or
341-3707
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707



CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
.trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
(863)467-6009
RIDING MOWER: 43" cut w/
80 hours and 30 x 40 wag-
on. $1200. 863-675-3793
ROTO TILLER-.Huskee, brand
new, never used. Tills 13,
22, 24" width. $300 or best
offer (863)801-3291


KENWOOD AUDIO SUR-
ROUND REC.- 6 channel in-
put, 2 spkrs, 15" woofers,
$300 neg (863)634-6949


PHILIPS 52" TV- With sur-
round sound. Good condl-
tion. $750. (863)467-9722
SONY BIG SCREEN TV, 42"
projection, exc. cond., pd
$1700, asking $1200 firm.
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
ZENITH, 27", $100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-4557 after
6pm


TICKETS: "Magic Kingdom"
(2) Adult, Florida resident, no
expiration. $120. for both.
863-357-1109


COMPRESSOR- Hitachi 5.5HP
Honda, wheelbarrow type,
factory reconditioned. lyr
warr $495 (863)763-4149
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
EXTENSION LADDER- 40ft,
asking $75 or best offer
(863)635-0079
GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
ton, 7350 watts, $450.
(863)697-3211
SPOT. WELDER, with 13"
tongs, 220 amps, good con-
dition, $225. (863)357-5754


PLAYSTATION 3, 60GB,
played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550
SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.
(863)467-8683



VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby
Generation III, with tech
drive, $300. (863)763-5011


VIDEO KIT: Includes pull-down
screen, dvd & wireless head-
set, for vehicle. $500 for
everything. 561-281-4182


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott'sPawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


READING A

NEWSPAPER...


be st products
Sud smices.


SMOKER GRILL, Stainless
steel rack w/2 doors, on
trailer, pull behind your truck.
$2000 (863)697-6222


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



EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
IN TOWN OF OKEE: Studio
apt, single occupancy, unfur-
nished, no pets, smoke-free
environment. $600/mo +
$600 sec dep, utilities includ-
ed. Call 863-610-0861.
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in town,
$625/mo, utils incl'd, no
pets, smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move In. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225
Your next job pould be In
today's classieds. Did
you look fop It?



OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba, New
wood patio fence. Alum. roof.
Carpet/tile throughout
$85,000. Neg'863-697-2462


BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
p ool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm. 1 2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
kdisdags@aol.com
COTTAGE FOR RENT: Located
just 12 miles North of Okee-
chobee. 3br/1.5ba. $850/mo.
1st & sec. No pets. Call only
M-F, 9-3. 863-467-1717
HOTEL/MOTEL ALTERNATIVE:
Sleeps 4-6, lake access,
large yard. Seasonal, monthly
or weekly rates available.
Call 863-824-0981
after 5:00 pm.
Oak Park, 3/1/1 newly remo-
died CBS, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,,000 mo. +
$1,000 sec. (863)763-4795
OKEE., New 4 br/2ba/gar. Spa-
cious/Open floor plan. $1100.
moe. (954)288-5602 Broker
Agents Welcome"
RENT TO OWN:
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1500 no. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1sT, last & sec.
(863)467-8683



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831
DOWNTOWN, 1,000 sq. ft.
202 N.E. 2nd St.
$900. + Tax per month.
863-634-7353


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last(863)634-8374



TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg.
* backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open
porches & docks, 1 yr.
lease. (863)467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- 2br,
2ba MH. Updtd Kit., Screened
porch dock & W/D. Lake ac-
cess $795 mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. Century 21 Horizon Prop.
Debra Plnson (863)801-9163
WATERFRONT COTTAGE- 1
room, 1ba, full kitchen, tile,
porch, $490 + sec., inclds
City water (561)346-4692


BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
FORT DRUM, Adjoins Indian
Hammock, 3BR/2BA house,
barn & stocked fish pond.
(863)763-3451 or 824-0424
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
ext., Central A/C, New carpet.
$154,500. 423-421-3815 or
863-634-7675
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p. Seller motivated.
Must see!!! .(863)763-2461
PALMDALE- 5 acres on pri-
vate road, 2br, 1ba, in Oak &
Cabbage Hammock, new
paint in and out, new panel-
ing, new ceramic tile, over-
size shower, walk in closet,
1 mile from Fish Eating
Creek, fishing, hunting & co-
noeing (863)675-8735

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sea your used Items Ih
the classlfelds.


OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St.-
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$242,400. neg. 253-221-5911


TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225 or
772-332-6896.


OPEN HOUSE- Sunday
Mar 4th,1 lpm-4pm,
Southern Oak Estates
Near the PGA Golf Club &
Mets Stadium
Designed from a $795k PGA
model and updated to a
Keywest Style. Golf practice
area in backyard. Small
private gated community,
Lake front. Asking $550,000
Call 772-466-0222


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobhe Homes Sate 2020



CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appl's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
RV, 1BR, kit., full bath, $490
mo., incl. elec. & water,
1BR/1BA SW $600 mo.,
3br/2ba MH, $625 mo. +
1st, last & sec., incl. city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692



OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927
OKEECHOBEE: Adult Park,
2br/2ba, new roof & carpet /
vinyl flooring, furn, screened
porch, wrkshp, lake view,
open Sunday. 314-288-8287
OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500(863)763-6784
PARK MODEL '89: 12x35,
very clean, fully furnished,
ready to move to your lot,
$9500. (863)467-6300
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000.863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $700/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


06 Volvo S-80 ... .7K .
04 Volvo S-60 ... .14K
03 Volvo V-70 ... .23K
03 Volvo XC .... 28K
00 Volvo S-70 ... .65K


I FoeignCar


.. . $28,995
. . . .$21,990
. . . .$18,900
. . . .$22,990
. . ..... $9,995


06 Eclipse GT . . . ..... .. $24,995
06 Outlander. ; .-;..-.-- -. $17,990
01 Spyder . ..... .. . . . $11,900.

Independent Imports Vero Beach Mitsubishi
1602 US Hwy.1,Vero Beach
772770-1277


Recreation



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



ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trailer,
needs some work. Reduced
price. $900 (270)210-9385
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Mere., outboard mtr., w/trlr.,
$2300. (863)635-5039
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & 'paint.
Good :onaition $450
(863)357-5754
CANOE, Indian River, 14ft.,
square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
san outboard. $450
(863)467-0085
FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405 ',
JON BOAT: 12'ft, game fisher,
excellent condition. $200 or
best offer. Call
561-716-1561
LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
mtr. & trir., other access.
incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
no trailer, $2500.
(863)467-8683
SEA NYMPH '80, 12 Ft., Deep
V Bottom & big 9 spd. trolling
motor. Heavy duty marine bat-
tery. $750. 863-824-0899
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
racing sale, fiberglass center-
port $1500 (863)467-7336


FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
(561)644-4840
MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500. 863-824-0365
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All appl., Florida Rm.,.Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900 (863)763-7927
RV BOUNDER '87: 35', 41.5k
mi, new tires, awning & frig,
screen/rm, gen, lots extant stor-
age, $8000.863-675-2339
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedge-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822
VANTAGE OAKS, LOT 95,
11'x30' 'FI/rm. l1br, W/D incid.
Part./furn. $8800. Neg.
863-532-8542/865-924-9228


FIFTH WHEEL: Avion, 29ft, w/
slide out, located at Mea-
dowlark Campground.
$4500.740-704-5089
REESE SLIDER 16k FIFTH
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784



CARBURETOR, Alrboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
100(863)610-1120
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110(270)210-9385


BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft.,.boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $200
(863)697-2033


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area
HARLEY SPORTSTER 883
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA NIGHTHAWK '83,
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-1561
HONDA SHADOW 04- 750cc,
like new, $3900 or best offer
(772)618-0555 cell
KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,
Red & Silver, New tires,
Runs great! $2000 or best
offer. (863)6.12-1357
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750, '93,
low mi. liquid cooled shaft
drive, w/2 helmets, $975
neg. .(863)946-3196
SADDLE BAGS, For '92
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561
SCOOTER: 2004 Verucci, 50
cc, 152 mi. $1000 or best
offer. 863-467-4253
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $500
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm
YAMAHA YZF-R6 '03- black &
silver, low miles, $4000 or
best offer (561)436-9225



DIRT BIKE: 2002 Yamaha
TTR225, very nice condition.
$1300.772-215-3468
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (8.63)634-7706
KAWASAKI- '88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797


TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


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



CAMARO Z28 '80: 350 auto. Pwr
windows. Re upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng.
work. $1200. (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '04- 2dr,
lyr on warr, 5 spd, AC, ask-
ing $6800 (772)618-0555
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CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SELL great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/634-2154
FORD FOCUS ZX3- '01, Auto.,
Custom paint. Body kit. Runs
good. $4200.
(863)228-1528
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
MERCEDES BENZ '01, Great
condition, low miles.
(863)357-6700
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS '92,
X Racing auto. trans., looks
& runs good. $1800
(863)763-8526
PLYM ACCLAIM '91- runs
great, $600 or best offer
(863)261-1407


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PONTIAC GRAND AM '94:
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer (863)697-8507
SATURN '93- needs AC, runs
well, $650 (239)690-2055
Alva, FL
SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
TOYOTA CAMRY '91- runs
good, cold AC, $1000 or
best offer(863)261-1407


PLYMOUTH FURY '75, Auto.,
318 engine, needs restora-
tion, $1500 or best offer.
(305)888-2893


CHEVY '87, 4 speed, new
clutch, good toy. $500
(863)697-2236
FORD BRONCO, '89, 4x4, 6"
lift, 33x12.50R16, $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3878
Iv. msg.


GOLF CART, Doesn't run, has
batteries, good tires & top.
$100 (863)763-0268 after
5pm


GMC WORK TRK '81- util.
body, 8.2 liter Detroit diesel,
3 ton elec auto crane,
$3500 neg (239)425-7016


DAYTON SR's- 4, White letter-
ing. 80% tread. $225.
(863)763-8797
Fifth Wheel Hitch for back of
truck & 3 sway bar sets,
$300 for all will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-9626


FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH AS-
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-8856
LADDER RACK- fits smaller
trucks, $400 (863)983-7100
PLYMOUTH BREEZE- '99, No
title. Selling for parts. $250.
or best offer.
(863)674-0126 (LaBelle)
RIMS & TIRES: 20", 6 lug,
used only a few months &
sold SUV, like new. $1500.
561-281-4182 Frank.
TRANSMISSION- Used, 4T40E
Fits '02 Pontiac Grand Am
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY C10 1968: Runs good,
body needs TLC. $2500.
717-286-709.
CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
863-824-6720
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
CHEVY S10 '93- good shape,
runs good, V6. 5 spd, $1800
or best offer (863)983-7100
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $21,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 150 PU '91- new
paint & tires, $2500 or best
offer (863)467-7520
FORD E350, '98, 16' cargo,
38,700 mi., exc. cond.,
$12,900 or best offer. Cle-
wiston (313)319-3039.
FORD F150 '86- runs good,
$1200 or best of-
fer(863)781-0484


FORD F150 '96, 300 CID, in-
line 6 cyl., 5 spd. O/D, green
exterior, tan interior. $2500
neg. (239)425-7016
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


CHEVY 1500 SUBURBAN '94-
extra seat, rear door, alum
wheels, 350 engine, $2999
(863)673-0782
DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
good. $1000 or best offer.
(863)983-4940 ",
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $650.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee
FORD EXPLORER '94- Front
end damage, good motor,
$500 (863)675-6432


TOW DOLLY- '04, Like new.
Good tires & straps. Pulls &
looks good. $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, excel-
lent condition, $800 or best
offer (863)781-0484


DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC SAFARI 2000: White,
Seat condition. $3000.
63-467-8431
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118
OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807


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TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
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Okeechobee Main Street's
Mural and Visual Arts committee is
seeking an experienced mural
artist to paint an outside mural. The
building the mural will be painted
on is the Embarq/Sprint building
located in the heart of the City of
Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave.
The expected size of the mural
should cover the front of the two-
story by 30-foot building. The
theme of the mural will feature the
history of the telephone service in
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required for this project. The mural
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and proposals for this mural proj-
ect. Project is to begin in the spring
of 2007. Please contact Bridgette
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good for one year at selected busi-
nesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For
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children
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or cat offered for sale is to be sold
with a health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For information,
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