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Vol. 98 No. 99 Monday, April 9,2007 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.'
Residents whose addresses
are even numbered can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Thursdays
and Sundays. Odd numbered
addresses can water from 4 until
8 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sat-
urdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on the
above days. Washing must be
done on, or must drain to, a non-
paved surface. It must be done
using a hose with an automatic
shut-off nozzle or low-volume
pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to
a fine.


County-wide
burn ban issued


Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to vege-
tation, a county-wide burn ban
has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until fur-
ther notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not exceed-
ing $500, imprisonment in the
county jail for a term not exceed-
ing 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Inside

Hurst set to
return to Open
MELBOURNE (AP) -A year
has passed, but to Vicky Hurst,
.it's still a blur. The phone call
with the news. The few hours in
the hospital, before the life-sup-
port machines got turned off.
The shock. The funeral.
She was 15.
And her father her mentor,
her biggest fan-was gone.
Vicky Hurst got the call from
her mother while waiting out a
thunderstorm before playing in
the LPGAs Ginn Open qualifying
event, where she was expected
to win a spot in the tournament
field. Instead, still anguished, she
and her mom wound up seeing
the Ginn's third round as fans,
quietly mingling among the
gallery.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 683
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

10.089 feet


Lake level
LastYear: :
14.35 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
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4-H horse teams: Come home with ribbons


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The American Way 4-H mounted drill team took second place in the Quad Division at
the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association competition at the Jim Brandon
Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach on March 31.


Okeechobee's Bits and Spurs 4-H Club sent three mounted drill teams to the Sunshine
State Mounted Drill Team Association competition at the Sunshine State Mounted Drill
Team Association competition at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm
Beach on March 31. Some of the riders had never ridden in competition before. All
three teams came home with ribbons.


Dealing with drought in yards


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
This week we expect to
hear from the South Florida
Water Management District
that our area will be placed
under even more challenging
water restrictions. Since our
office has already begun to
field questions on how to cope
with limited water supplies,. it
is appropriate to offer some
suggestion on how to deal with
drought in local Florida Yards.
Some of the best ways to
deal with reduced landscape
water supplies involve prepar-
ing well before the spigots are
turned off. These tips include
choosing drought tolerant
plants, conditioning your land-
scape to survive on less water


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and adjusting irrigation equip-
ment to deliver water more
efficiently. Today's column
will focus on things that can
be done for the here and now.
Dangers of Drought
How dry are we? A popular
measure of drought is the
Keetch-Byram Drought Index
(KBDI). This is the index that
runs from zero (flood stage) to
800 (desert conditions). Last
week (when this article was
written) the average KBDI


drought index for Okee-
chobee was 674; unless a
flood has happened since
then, expect the number to
have increased.
Drought in the landscape
means plant stress from a lack
of water. The signs of turf grass
turning from gray green to
brown are well known to
many people, but folding
leaves and drooping branches
of trees and shrubs will also be
seen in our Florida Yards.
Those problem areas in irriga-
tion systems are now quite evi-
dent, and it looks like we are in
the middle of summer. With
continued wilting, the ability of
a plant to fend off pests
becomes reduced, and our
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Continued From Page 1
Florida Yards will be in for some
challenges.
Another serious issue with
drought is the danger of wildfire.
Our natural areas and land-
scapes are suffering from this
past winter's frost damage, as
well as a lack of moisture need-
ed for recovery and normal sea-
sonal growth. That's why there is
a burn ban in most of South
Florida, including our area.
The SFWMD is expected to
approve water use restrictions
this coming week, and our area
will be required to move to a 45
percent reduction in their overall
water consumption. This is
being done to preserve our limit-
ed water supplies needed for
basic human health and safety.
And despite what die-hard gar-
deners may believe, landscape
irrigation is not considered to be
necessary for basic human
health and safety.
Under the current Phase II
restrictions, landscape watering
is allowed twice a week. If Phase
III restrictions are imposed (as
expected later this week), water-
ing would be allowed only once
a week. It is time to take invento-
ry, of landscape watering prac-
tices, and adjust them to meet
our current drought emergency.

Tips for drought
landscapes
Follow landscape-watering
restrictions. You don't want a


visit from the "water-police".
Watering by sprinklers can only
be done in the early morning (4-
8 a.m.) on allowed day(s); hand
watering by a hose with a shut-
off device can be done on
allowed days in the evening (5-7
pm). Check with our office or
the District to find out your day
to water, http://www.sfwmd.gov
Choose your battles. Con-
centrate your watering efforts on
parts of the landscape that really
need water. Certain plants will
ultimately recover from drought,
(like Bahia grass lawns). Other
plants will not survive without
irrigation. Consider giving up on
those water-hog plants or those
that are not going to make it any-
way. These can be replaced with
drought tolerant species. Recent-
ly planted ornamentals and fruit
trees with young developing fruit
would be a bit more important
on the list of pants that must have
their drink of water. And, if there
are plants that have sentimental
value, keep them alive by provid-
ing them with your valuable
watering allotments.
Place your potted plants
close together in shady areas.
Plants that are close together will
help keep an envelope of mois-
ture around their neighboring
plants, reducing the need for irri-
gation.
Calibrate your sprinkler -
apply only enough water on your
designated watering day to fill a
can with .5 to .75 inch of water.
The amount of time to do this will
depend on how you water your
landscape. For hose watering,
use the same number of turns of


the water valve any time you
water. If you have a time clock, it
should be set for the time needed
to deliver this .5 of water.
Restrict the use of fertilizers.
Fertilizers encourage new succu-
lent growth that can not be sup-
ported unless extra water is avail-
able. Most fertilizers will need to
be watered into the root zone
and if insufficient water is used,
root damage can result.
Use pesticides carefully.
While some pest problems are
reduced in dry conditions (e.g.
fungal rots and aquatic weeds),
others can become multiplied by
drought (e.g. nematode damage
and spider mites). Check with
our office to be sure that any pes-
ticides used will be appropriate
for dry conditions.
Delay planting new plants.
New plants will require addition-
al water, to become properly
established in the landscape. Due
to the drought, one local church
has chosen to remove damaged
shrubs and mulch the bed for
now; they will replant once our
summer rains resume. Use the
time to visit your favorite nursery
and order those replacement
plants for some time in near
future.
Prune or remove fire-sensi-
tive plants near rural homes and
buildings. For example, plants
like Brazilian pepper and wax
myrtle have lots of oils in their
leaves and burn quickly they
should be kept away from build-
ings. The FDACS Division of
Forestry has detailed information
on making a defensible fire-proof
space around your home. They


also can make presentations to
help your community become
Fire-Wise. http://www.fl-
dof.com/wildfire/firewise index.
html
Be careful with sparks and
fire. Besides the drought, we are
under a burn ban. But many wild-
fires are a result of carelessness
or accidents that create sparks
and lead to raging infernos. For
example, if your vehicle must be
stopped on a roadside, be sure
that the muffler or underside
does not come in contact with
dry underbrush. Smokers need to
use the ashtrays and avoid toss-
ing their butts on the ground or
out the car window.
There are several sources of
additional information on keep-
ing up to date with the drought
situation. Besides our office,
drought information is available
from the South Florida Water
Management District and the
FDACS Division of Forestry. These
agencies are the sources of our
drought regulations, and also
offer advice on dealing with
drought. Many of these tips are
available on their websites.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on dealing with drought, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 U.S. 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from I until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board and the
Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects, gen-
eral contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons. Board
terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can also be
obtained on the web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office of the government of the City or Coun-
ty of Okeechobee.

VFW Post hosting karaoke contest
OKEECHOBEE VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will hold
an open house in conjunction with a karaoke contest. The contest is
open to the public.
Preliminaries are on April 7 and April 14. Warm up and practice
begins at 6 p.m. Weekly winners will go to the finals on April 21 at 7
p.m.
There is a $10 entry fee and all the fees go to the winners.
For information about the contest and membership call David at
(863) 697-9002, or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818.

Club sponsoring dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27.
Steve and Billy will play foryour dancing and listening pleasure.
Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
memberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue through April with classes
every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted
separately on an application, which can be picked up at American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accom-
pany the application and donations are welcome as well.
For information, call (863) 763-2950.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of showers.
The high will be in the lower 80s with east wind at 5 to 10 mph. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and milder.
The low will be in the lower 60s with east wind at 5 to 10 mph shift-
ing to the south around 5 mph after midnight. The chance of rain is
30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be
in the mid 80s with southeast wind around 5 mph. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 9, 2007

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Submitted photo
Florida Senator Ken Pruitt (fourth from right) recognized 10 IRCC students who were named
to the All Florida Academic Team. The students are (left to right) Andrea Panayiotou, Samira
Zavari, Maria Echarren, Anada Hoogkamp, Amber Manera, Heather Schutte, Cassandra
Meadows and Rose Ocden. Not pictured are Jessica Brockway and Monica Lange.


IRCC students named to



All-Florida Academic Team


FORT PIERCE An outstand-
ing group of 10 Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC) students
was honored in Tallahassee as
members of the All-Florida Acade-
mic Team representing the best
community college students in the
state.
The students were recognized
on March 22 by Senator Ken Pruitt,
representatives of the Florida
Community College System and
the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Soci-
ety, Florida Region, for their aca-
demic accomplishments and lead-
ership.
The IRCC students are: Andrea


IRCC
FORT PIERCE
River Community
strom Planetariui
"Report from Venu
show.
Audiences wi
Venus is like Earl
described as the
Marvel as the Mage
reveals the secrets
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presented on Apri
11 & 12, and June


Panayiotou of Fort Pierce; Jessica
Brockway of Stuart; Maria Echar-
ren of Port St. Lucie; Amanda
Hoogkamp of Port St. Lucie; Moni-
ca Lange of Stuart; Amber Manera
of Vero Beach; Cassandra Mead-
ows of Vero Beach; Rose Ocden of
Okeechobee; Heather Schutte of
Fort Pierce; and, Samira Zavari of
Okeechobee.
The All-Florida Academic Team
is a selection of highly accom-
plished students who apply for the
Phi Theta Kappa All USA Academic
Team. Students must show accom-
plishment in a variety of endeavors,
a strong community service


record, have a 3.25 or higher GPA
and represent a two-year college.
IRCC team members plan to
seek advanced degrees in a wide
variety of fields including educa-
tion, medicine, counseling, ecolo-
gy, accounting and law.
The Florida Division of Commu-
nity Colleges, AIG VALIC, Phi Theta
Kappa Florida Region, and the
Foundation for Florida's Commu-
nity Colleges sponsored this year's
recognition event.
For information about pro-
grams and services at IRCC, call the
Information Call Center at 1-866-
866-4722 (IRCC).


hosting planetarium show
- The Indian um show times are Friday team's optics and electronics. Visi
y College Hall- evenings at 7 and 8 p.m., and Sat- tors may want to bring a sweater.
m will present urday afternoons at 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets for all shows may be
us" planetarium Tickets are $3 each and may purchased at the IRCC box office
be purchased in advance or 30 located at the IRCC main camp:
ill learn how minutes prior to show times at the at 3209 Virginia Ave. in For
th and is often IRCC Box Office depending on Pierce, Monday through Friday, 1
Earth's twin. availability. Planetarium shows a.m. until 3 p.m.; or by telephone
ellan spacecraft are recommended for adults and with VISA, MasterCard, or Ameri
of Venus. for children over the age of 4. can Express.
Venus" will be The Hallstrom Planetarium's Call the IRCC box office at 462
l 18 & 19, May temperature is maintained at 72 4750 or toll-free at 1-800-220-9915
8 & 9. Planetari- degrees for the benefit of the sys- to reserve your seats.


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Top Ten
Andy Brewer, principal of Okeechobee Freshman Campus, announced the winners of the
school's latest Top Ten award for positive behavior. The winners are (top row, left to right)
Michelle Spears, Taylor Mauldin, Daiana Fonseca, Kayla Stokes, Crystal Perez, and Nativi-
dad Garcia; (bottom row, left to right) Leonel Ruiz, Austin Willard, and Dwight Chandler.
Not pictured is Viviana Jimenez. The students received gift certificates, candy and spe-
cial privileges. They were chosen in a drawing that included the names of students who
received five positive signatures in the marking period.


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Submitted photo
Bockoras receives award
Caleb Bockoras, a student at South Elementary School,
received the American Eagle and Literacy Challenge
Award and a letter of congratulations from Toni Jennings,
the lieutenant governor of Florida for achieving overall
writing excellence in the essay contest titled "Why read-
ing makes me a better American."


Kindergarten registration begins April 16


The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
kindergarten registration at the
following schools: April 16, North
Elementary School (863) 462-
5100; April 17, Central Elementary
School (863) 462-5077; April 18,
Seminole Elementary School
(863) 462-5116; April 19, Ever-
glades Elementary School (863)
462-5108; and, April 20, South Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5087.
If your child will be 5 years old
on or before Sept. 1, 2007, you
should begin gathering the fol-
lowing information required by


law to enter public school: Legal
proof of birth date; up-to-date
immunization record; health
exam record that has been com-
pleted by a physician since Sept.
1, 2006; and, proof of residence
such as an FPL statement or OUA
statement, etc.
Please contact the school your
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten
registration. If you do not know
which school your child should
attend, contact the Student Ser-
vices office at (863) 462-5000, ext.
260.


Matriculacion
del kinder,
16 de abril, North Elementary
School (863) 462-5100; 17 de
abril, Central Elementary School
(863) 462-5077; 18 de abril, Semi-
nole Elementary School (863)
462-5116; 19 de abril, Everglades
Elementary School (863) 462-
5108; 20 de abril, South Elemen-
tary School (863) 462-5087.
Su nino/a debera tener cinco
de edad en o antes, del primero
de septiembre, 2007, para poder
ser eligible.


Antes de que su nino(a) entire
a la escuela, usted necesita traer
los documents siguientes:
Acta de Nacimienta (Prueba
de Nacimiento); Expedientes de
las Vacumas (Estar al dia y docu-
mentadas por un doctor o el
Department de Salud); Un Certi-
ficado de Examen Fisico (Hecho
por un doctor desde el 1 de sep-
tiembre de 2006); Prueba de Reci-
dencia (Cuenta de FPL, Cuenta de
OUA, etc.)
Pongase en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area para
hacor una cita.


Parents must sign zone waiver applications
Parents, you must complete a you would like for your child Services department, room 306. the form carefully to ensure that all
zone waiver application for the to attend a school outside of Applications will be accepted requirements are understood.
2007-2008 school year if: his/her attendance zone. beginning Monday, April 16 and For further information you may
your child is currently attend- You may acquire an application ending Friday, April 27. Applica- contact Russ Brown, Director of
irig a school outside of his/her from any school or from the tions received after this date will be Student Services, by calling (863)
attendance zone School Board office in the Student placed on a waiting list. Please read 462-5000, ext. 260.


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There is no denying that we
live in a hectic world. Most all of
us at times travel at a pace of
maddening tempo, and with
such frequency that we wonder
where we're going.
The story of
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agent in the
railway sta-
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'.* telling the lit-
tle old lady
her train was
leaving on
track 25:
By Paul "Track twen-
ty-five?" she
Buxton asked. "Yes,
twenty-five."
After repeating the track num-
ber to the lady, the next man in line
commented, "You must really
know your business to deal with
thepublic the way you do."
The public," answered the
ticket agent, "I deal with people -
- one at a time."
That is the secret to overcom-
ing many of our maddening
frustrations. Deal with them one
at a time. When things start
coming at you from all directions
-- remind yourself: "One thing
at a time." You'll find your
problems easier to solve.
Thought to remember: The
smartest person can really only
do one thing at a time.




Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
863-763-1994


FORT PIERCE Indian River
Community College '(IRCC) is
hosting two Go Higher-Get
Accepted events on April 14 and
21 to help high school seniors get
accepted to college before they
graduate.
Research shows that educa-
tion or training after high school
pays off in lifelong benefits,
including higher wages, better job
opportunities and even a longer
life span.
Go Higher-Get Accepted


events offer seniors hands-on
help to assess their career inter-
ests and decide the type of degree
or certificate to pursue; apply
online at FACTS.org; and find and
apply for financial aid.
The two Saturday events at
IRCC will be held from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. in Crews Hall (W
Building) at the main campus at
3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
Seniors who attend either Sat-
urday event will receive a
coupon for a free College Place-


ment Test (CPT).
The Go Higher-Get Accepted
campaign is sponsored by the
Florida Department of Education,
23 participating community col-
leges, 94 high school partners and
FACTS.org, Florida's student
advising website.
"We encourage every high
school student to enroll in their
local community college and
achieve the American Dream
through a college education that
will lead to an outstanding career


and higher quality of life," said
Community Colleges Chancellor
David Armstrong. "Community
colleges are a great opportunity
for all Florida students to get a
quality education at an affordable
price. For students who qualify for
a Medallion level Bright Futures
scholarship, 100 percent of their
tuition will now be paid for at a
community college."
For more information on the
campaign and a complete listing
of events, visit www.FACTS.org.


Need

EXTRA MONEY'
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Briefs


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.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.


Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
linj to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-


mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.
Ladies wanted
for club
Wanted: Ladies who want to
have fun in a very active club. Join
the Red Hat Society. If you are
over fifty, you wear red hats and
purple clothing. If you are under
50 you wear pink hats and laven-
der clothing. For information call
Mari at (863) 763-5836 or (863)
634-8353 or Marilyn at (863) 357-
1944.


One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mnation call (863) 462-5350.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities. The
mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.


MOTOR ROUTES

AVAILABLE


Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager


863-763-3134

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- immunity Events

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
l ii.I Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.

;; tlha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later (late according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

S ll:iy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such
as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

'i.-\ offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until
4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is
$30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information,
call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

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

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 meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.

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.

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.



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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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is $10
per person, and $12 for a family. For information,, call Eve at (863) 467-2674;
or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
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.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at7 p.m.

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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutnrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care are wel-
come. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
of Our 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 His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret 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 Security 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 fellowship
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.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing 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 wel-
come. 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 ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
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 language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9p.m.
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 Buck-
head 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 comer 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 Monikaat (863) 697-6235.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday each month with bass
tournaments held the following weekend. For information call Dave Stout at
(863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8


Community Events

Red Cross hosting CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
adult CRP class on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

Genealogical Society to meet April 9
The Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 9, at 1:30
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
Visitors are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863)
467-2674.

Church hosting Choose Life Ministries
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will be hosting
Choose Life Ministries. The family comes to teach the whole fam-
ily about pro-life issues. The event will be on Monday, April 9,
from 7 until 8 at the First Baptist Church ROC. There will be ses-
sions for adults, teens and children 4 years of age up to the fifth
grade. The event is free. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-
3525.

Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to anyone interested in attending. For
information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Deputy Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

Blood drive hosted by hospital
The next blood drive at Raulerson Hospital is scheduled for
Tuesday, April 10, from noon until 6 p.m. Those donated blood
will receive a $10 R.J. Gator's Restaurant gift certificate. Rauler-
son Hospital blood drives are scheduled every other month on
the second Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call Bill Casian
at (863) 824-2702.

Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Every-
one is welcome and lunch will be served. For information call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting
on April 10, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School
Library for anyone who can not attend the afternoon meeting. All
parents and PTO members from all Okeechobee public and pri-
vate schools are encouraged to attend.

Learning coalition council to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will hold a provider/advisory council meeting on
Wednesday, April 11, at noon at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W 16th St.

Agency on Aging board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
will hold its board of directors executive committee meeting at
1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach on
Wednesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. For information, call Vivian
Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

Chamber plans membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold
their general membership meeting Wednesday, April 11, at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., starting at noon.
The guest speaker will be Pam Crowley, director of the Treasure
Coast division of the March of Dimes. For information, contact
the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Thursday,
April 12, and Friday, April 13. All proceeds from the sales are used
for patient care at Hospice of Okeechobee, including the Hamrick
House. For information, contact Rhonda Peterman at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.

School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
hearing on participation in the Indian Education Grant on Thurs-
day, April 12, at 9 a.m. in room 302 of the School Board office
building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
explain the goals of the grant and activities associated with the
Title VII program. For information, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 242.

Church hosting Teen Idol contest
Faith Alive Fellowship, located behind Ford Motor Company,
will host a Teen Idol contest for teens aged 13-18 on Friday, April
13, at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the most talented teen. For
information, call (863) 634-6706. For rules, call (863) 610-9032.
Church of God hosting youth revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., and
Cross Fire Youth Ministry will host a youth revival on Friday, April
13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and services
will start at 6 p.m. Some of those scheduled to perform include:
Julian Drive; Ignite (Okeechobee Church of God youth band);
Fire Within (Okeechobee Church of God youth drama team);
and, Divine Purpose (Okeechobee Church of God college drama
team). Keith Barron will be delivering a special word. Those who
need a ride to the revival can call: Brother Dryden at (863) 697-
1790; or, Mrs. Donna at (863) 697-1789. For information, call
(863) 763-4127.
Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor an
occupational awareness (job fair) program for lth and 12th
graders on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee High School Gymnasium. Businesses interested in partic-
ipating in the job fair should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-5025,
ext. 3113; or, e-mail him at blackb@okee.k12.fl.us.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-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.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A
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
available at no charge to help people in their search for the right
employee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org;
or, call (863) 462-5350.


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CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
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Localmat
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The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
welcome.
For information contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
ACS plans
bass tourney
American Cancer Society
breast cancer bass tournament
will be held on Saturday, April 21,
from safe light until 3 p.m. at
Okee-Tantie Campground, 10430
S.R. 78W
Entry fee is $130 per two per-
son team, plus $5 entry into the
give-away drawing; or, $135 at
the ramp. Prizes will be awarded
at the end of the weigh-in. Regis-
tration forms can be obtained at:
e Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
m n_ ters, 5286 S.W 16th Ave.; Gar-
S-mnn mome s t q o e rard'sTackleShop,4259U.S.441
mm * S.; or, call Chrissy at (863) 634-
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ACCE issues warning about

scam targeting chambers


ALEXANDRIA ACCE alerts
chambers across the country
about an advertising scam, involv-
ing a company named "ADS Enter-
prise." The company, claiming to
be from Davenport, Iowa, is cold
calling chamber member busi-
nesses and fraudulently represent-
ing themselves to be in a partner-
ship with a local chamber of
commerce in an attempt to sell
advertising in a relocation guide.
This fraudulent practice has
happened in other cities across
the country. ACCE suggests that
chambers alert their members
about this scam and notify their
local Better Business Bureau and
consumer complaint division.
Here are some tips from the
Better Business Bureau if your
members should receive such a


call:
First and foremost, if you ever
receive a cold call from anyone
stating that they represent an affili-
ate or vendor or program or
organization you may be familiar
with, and it involves payment, that
you check first on the company
that is calling prior to divulging
any payment or personal/business
information.
Businesses should ask that
all advertising propositions be
made in writing. Ask for a list of
satisfied clients, contact them for
feedback, and ask to review
copies of their advertisements.
See if the business selling the
advertisements has a report with
the BBB. For national companies,
to: www.bbb.org.
Finally, if you feel you have


been deceived or misled by an
offer, be pro-active and file formal
complaints with the BBB as well
as your state Attorney General's
office for resolve. (Best method of
payment for anything over $50 is
credit card. That way, you can dis-
pute the charge if there is any mis-
representation or lack of follow up
on service or product.
If you have fallen victim of
this company's misrepresentation
and have paid $549 to join their
directory or guide, and the trans-
action was made via phone, you
have the right to the FTC's "three
day cooling off period rule",
which states that you have three
days from the time of purchase or
agreement to rescind your trans-
action. The company, by federal
law, must comply with this rule.


FAU offers business workshop


PORT ST. LUCIE The Flori-
da Atlantic University Small Busi-
ness Development Center, a unit
of the Barry Kaye College of Busi-
ness, is offering a local seminar
for those interested in starting or
developing small businesses.
"How to Start a Small Busi-
ness" will be presented by Certi-
fied Business Analyst Ken
Stephanz. The seminar is a free,
comprehensive, interactive busi-
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new business, including the fun-
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service, market research, mar-
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business planning and more.
Capital requirements and the
financing, plus your credit report
and score, are discussed, in addi-
tion to business structure consid-
erations, taxation and other regu-
lations. Occupational permits,
licenses and certifications are


also reviewed, as well as employ-
ee and employer issues. The
seminar will be held:
Tuesday, April 17, from 2
until 4 p.m. at the One-Stop
Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St.,
Okeechobee.
To register, visit www.fausb-
dc.com or call (772) 873-3428.
For more information about the
SBDC or to register for additional
classes, visit www.fausbdc.com
or call 1-800-801-6520.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April 6,
through Thursday, April 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Blades of Glory"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
sons" (G) 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 "Premonition"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 5420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services-435




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Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials5-410
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 & Fbrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 61:105
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 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710)
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725.
Toys 8& Games 7.0
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, Goodman
Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.
(863)357-2475


CHEST FREEZER: Kenmore,
23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
863-357-3282
DISHWASHER, For RV or
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
$80 (863)983-7661
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
(863)763-0691
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area


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GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
(561)629-6213
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
$100 for both will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-0691
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-763-2232



SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Ruin Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
(863)357-6315


CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
$100.863-697-2704
CRIB, cherry wood, brand
new, never used, still in orig.
box, no.mattress, $150.
(302)521-0710
SIDEWALK STREET RIDER:
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bef. noon


BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358
COCA COLA ICE BOX: 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
FREDERIC REMINGTON
PRINTS- 3, Famous FL West-
ern artist. Cedar frame & mat-
ted. $300.863-674-5753



COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
HPB COMPUTER: Multimedia,
Intel / Pentium, monitor, key-
board, 612C printer, Astra
scanner/$75.863-467-2148
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158



FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747


BUNK BEDS- w/mattresses,
ladder, student desk, like
new, $150 (863)763-2232


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
$200. (863)674-5753
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
CANOPY BED- White, Twin,
Metal w/box spring & mat-
tress. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)675-1957
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
(863)357-3282
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
DINING ROOM TABLE: 36 x
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
863-675-3032
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
(863)983-2241
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
(863)763-4975
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels, $60.
(863)763-4975
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or
(863)801-9260
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
(863)983-2241
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition. Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957



GOLF CLUBS: New, complete
set of oversized lite Graphite
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade
for pistol. 772-461-8822


BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
863-634-4798
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $300. 863-697-2033
PISTOL: Spring Filled Armory,
XD 40 cal., compact & tacti-
cal, high cap. mags. Like
new. $450 (863)634-4798
RIFLE- All original AK47, call
for details, $600
(863)467-1958
RIFLE: Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
(863)634-4798
SPRINGFIELD ARMORYS UL-
TRA COMPACT AUTO PIS-
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)467-1958
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.
863-634-4798



EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness
Flyer. Very g o condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135(863)467-4328
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HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer with air handler & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827



MATTRESS & SPRINGS,
Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.



CEILING FANS (4), White
w/light kit. $120 for all, will
sell separately.
(561)629-6213



PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4
chairs, Loveseat, lounge chair
t'-iiiul cover) 2 sm end ta-
6les $150. (863)763-9410
PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $400.
(863)467-7017


WHEELCHAIR: Metics, Elec-
tric w/ rechargeable battery.
Like new! Pd. $5,000. Ask-
ing $1000 (863)357-5988



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)676-7156
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
$950. 863-599-0774
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings



OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683


BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
$25
(863)983-7702
COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed &'very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10l bs stone,.tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready. now, $1,000.
863-447-3357
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $40. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head, $350.
(863)673-2314
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256



DOUBLE CARTRIDGE FILTER-
For under kitchen sink. Ask-
ing $30.(863)357-6315



ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
ble. $300 (863)674-0583



SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$250 (863)233-0114


BUGGY, Runs good. $2500 or
best offer (863)634-0582
HUNTING BOW, with all ac-
cessories. $150
863)763-3631 or
561)718-1212


POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829



AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
dition, $250.
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476


ELECTRIC AIR COMPRES-
SOR: EmGlo, used. Diesel
motor for generator $100
for both (863)514-8705
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
fer(863)763-8797
WELDING MACHINE, very
good condition, $1 50.
(863)673-2314


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not
battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982



KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.
(863)675-8760


SATELLITE SYSTEM: 2 satel-
lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
863-467-5477
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
8mm, hi grade, 120 mins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.
863-467-0987


ACCOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
GUITAR.
Please call (863)467-7095

Agriculture I



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 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.. Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants,'
Flowers 865




FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280


ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD-
ING, Reg. $2500. To good
home only. (863)467-6147 or
(772)370-6658
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
Shown halter in FL & GA
$2500. (863)236-0118
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
tion. $125. 863-599-0774


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Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
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PASO FINO MARE: to good
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
772-519-2256
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423



DUMP YARD CART: $100.
863-357-5754
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500.863-214-8052
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017 ,
SNAPPER LAWN MOWER- as
is, needs moderate work,
$100 (863)467-9369
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033


BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
Alpine, born 03/12, disbud-
ded, excellent Full Nubian
sire. $100.863-467-8844
NUBIAN BUCKLING: ADGA
Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
prod. $200.863-467-8844



RIDING MOWER: MTD, 12 hp,
38" cut. $150 or best offer.
863-357-2111 or
772-519-2256


BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500
(863)763-3631


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



OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
Villas. New apple W/D. $950.
mo + 1st, Last & Sec. Avail.
4/09/07 (772)579-7562
OKEECHOBEE, Villa For Rent.
2br, 2ba. $1200. mo., 1st &
Sec. Call for info.
863-634-3414


BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage, (863)467-2541


DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. Immed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
DOWNTOWN OKEE., 3br 1.5
ba, Unfurnished. Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. mo.
(239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft.CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds

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 Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry Rm, tiled through-
out, Rent $1200/mo for 1 yr,
Then buy. property for
$179,100.. Visit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood. cpbir-
die@adelphia.net
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba Condo,
New wood patio fence. Alum.
roof. Carpet/tile throughout
$80,000.863-697-2462

.Mobile Homes '



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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, Sin-
gle, Ig. backyard. $800/mo.
& utilities. 1st, last & sec.
(863)634-1783



DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
561-254-0579
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.


Recreation



Boats 30[C.
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985
AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHION:
With weather cover, for fiber-
glass shell, brand new,
black. $30.863-610-1120
ALUMINUM BOAT- 12, V Bot-
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
(540)247-7955
BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mtr., with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
(863)674-0583
BOAT TRAILER- 16ft, galva-
nized, like new, 4yrs old,
asking $200 (401)932-0983
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
CAMOFLAUGE BOAT: 10ft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
$150.863-763-6216
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400.239-595-5804,
DELHI BOAT-'74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
KOBE- 19', 6 cyl. Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park.
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude,
25HP, commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800.941-755-3588
SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, -12'. Great learning
board. $75. (863)612-1044
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
.19999150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375


CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001, 36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
MUST SELL!
S863)467-2309 or email
ourbear@earthlink.net
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
TRAVEL TRAILER, '01 Travel
Lite, By R-Vision. 1 slide out.
31 Ft. Great cond. $8500 or
best offer. (863)517-0894


FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertain-
ment center, $11,000 or
best offer. Call
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.


POLARIS JET SKI, '03, 3 seat-
er, 100hp, 31 hrs., $5,000.
(863)467-2037


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GOLF CART, Battery operated.
$700 (270)210-9385


CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
(239)763-7611
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930
CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-2671
ENGINE, AUTO TRANS &
TRANSFER CASE, fits Ford
Explorer, 4.01, 4x4, runs
good, $550. (863)763-0547
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
LOW PROFILE TIRES
(4) 205/40/17, (2) 90%
tread (2) 25% tread, $100
neg (863)763-8797


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STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110(270)210-9385


EXHAUST SYSTEM, for Harley
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
(863)467-9511


HD '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
extras, wide glide/wind-
shield, show bike, $6500
neg (863)467-6886 or
(561)723-0257
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1300.
(863)634-5421
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.
(540)247-7955



ATV, MX 260cc, adult, elec.
start, rarely used, less than 1
yr. old, $2400.
(863)763-0878
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat, $2500.(863)447-0337
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt-
ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
train, new custom canopy.
$15,000 (772)215-9142
YERF DOG GO KART- '04,
Model. Like new condition.
Seldom used. Quick Sale
$575. (863)467-2982


AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
- Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out, load-
ed, like new, heated bsmnt.
$19,900. 863-265-0175.
SCAMP 16' CAMPER/TRLR-
$2500 firm (315)528-5771
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For-
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.
$10,500.863-673-0181


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.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
CHEV TRACKER '93- Cold AC,
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
(863)763-2605 Vince
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
$2500. (863)634-1232
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
(863)763-8482
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
air ride, all orig, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
? ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
(863)357-0697
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401


CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500.(863)357-4446



FORD BRONCO 1- '89 4x4,
2.9, V-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16
& 35x12.50R15 needs work
$1000. Neg. 863-634-3878








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PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
(561)261-0930
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevro-
let. $30. 863-763-5762
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17, almost
new, only 1500k on them.
$400 (863)634-1746
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 or best offer.
863-634-7318
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
(863)763-0547
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
Like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
863-467-8856
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelin.
$100.850-758-7103


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like
new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3654
CHEVY EXT CAB: 1996, sui-
cide door, Voortech 350,
auto $2400.863-447-0270
DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K,
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
DODGE PU '-2.- 118 engine
Jutomal: ldood i.oat'iiln.,
- 'a ln $ l i f0li'i.,7j3.5883
DODGE TRUCK- '86 Running
o.ntmilnit I Atknig $1500. or
bocr olfer Cjll evenings

FORD 1 TON:1991. Many,
mjny .trx', irnil nijily liij-
rin .0i for tiorj $3000 ,
i._-54 4 r,,r 3132.3 IU5
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
Power Windows, Power
Steering, $5,00,0.
136.3i612i-06q3i7,30L%-1126
FORD F250 FX4 PKG- '05,
Black, Pwr 'ke diemel 4 dr,
404 Li.ilier 45k I mi Tow
phi. $32,l100 86319.i:t-7213
LOAD HANDLER DUMPER:
For small pickup, never
'id $59r 861-675-3032
NiSSAN '86: Great motor &
tnn,;mi'nion, no a/c or heat.
Tji-'L. TL(: on looks, $600
(6163)b7.I .0.iQ3
TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like
new. Asking $350.
(863)228-1130


CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
- 4x4, runs good. $2000 or
best offer. 863-763-0605
TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
Belle area.


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
STORAGE TRAILER, 2 axles,
lights on Inside & out,
21'lx5'9"w, $550.
(863)675-8760
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, 5x8, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754
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DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,
rear storage racks, $1990
(863)673-0782
GMC VAN- '89, Full size, Runs
good. $900: or best offer
(863)261-5659


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-045
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MERLE L. JONES
Deceased
NOTiCETO CREDITORS
(Summry Admlnistration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of MERLE L. Jones,
deceased, File Number 2007-CP-045,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the total cash value of the
esatte is $1,019.40, and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
BETTY JONES
400 Railroad Street
Hamlet, IN 46532
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the firs
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED:
The date of the first publication Is APRIL
2,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Betty Jones
400 Railroad Street
Hamlet, IN 46532
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:.
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
RO. Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, lIt
Florida Bar No. 096482
201912 ON 4/2,9/2007

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Submitted photo

Chobee Chicks
The Chobee Chicks 4-H mounted drill team took second place in the Juniors Division at the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association
competition at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach on March 31.



Community Events


Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, April 13, from 6 until 10 p.m.
at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All levels of scrapbookers are
welcome. This month, Carolyn will give a tea-bag folding demonstration. She will
also be available to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
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.

Child abuse is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April 14, starting at
7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and
100.3 FM. The special guests will be Sabrina Barnes, director of program opera-
tions, and Robert Sharp, program supervisor for Dependency Case Management
and Independent Living Program of Children's Home Society, Treasure Coast Divi-
sion. The topic of the show will be breaking the cycle of child abuse. April is child
abuse prevention month. For information, contact Children's Home Society at
(772) 489-5601 or www.chsfl.org.

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series "Green Acres," will
be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on
Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has also appeared on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly
Hillbillies," "Marcus Welby," "Little House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two
Disney movies. Mr. Lester is a dynamic Christian speaker who addresses ban-
quets, youth conferences, youth rallies, worship services and prayer breakfasts.

Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on Monday, April
16, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6 p.m. The banquet is free to the
public but reservations are required and can-be made by calling (863) 763-2893.
Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a basic first aid class on
Tuesday, Apr l 17, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-. I: ,-irdk will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-filing service
each Monday and ITi(:idav through April 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at American
Legion Post #*i..I, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax return, all financial documents,
for 2.006, picture ID, Social Seu irity card and birth dates are required for everyone
listed on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly cof-
fee klatch on Thursday, April 19, at 8 a.m. This month's gathering will be hosted by
Buxton's Funeral Home and Crematory. For information, call (86;3) 763-1994.

Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking luncheon will be
held Friday, April 21 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking
will start at 11:30 a.m., and will followed by lunch at noon.

ACS hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Sncikty breast cancer bass tournament will be held Sat-
urday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78
W. The entry fee is $130 per two-person team, plus $5 entry into the give away
drawing, or $135 at the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in.
Rcistralionn forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Htadcquairtrs, 5286
S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chi isc.y at
,8631 631-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509,4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the Cypress Hut Flea
Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant money to local law enforcement
and fire departments on Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Representatives from the Inter-
national Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will give $500 to the county
fire department and $500 to the sheriff's office. A barbecue cook out will follow.
New members are welcome to join. The new Aerie extends thanks to all the peo-
ple, local businesses and our sister Aerie #4137 for making our tirst fundrdiser and
membership drive a huge success. For information, call Bill at (863) 763-1187 or
Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Ok'-,e- ii ier- County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth St., will sponsor the Farm
Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is
"How will the global market affect agriculture in the next five years?" A copN of the
speech is due at the Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the
high school and middle school level. For information and rules, call (863) 763-
3101.

Main Street to hold elections
S( keechohep Main Street will hold elections for its board of directors Wednes-
day, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Nominations are
being accepted for the positions of: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer,
design, chair, promotions chair, economic restructuring chair, arts and culture
chair and volunteer chair. Nomination forms are available at the Main Street office,
111 N.E. Second St. For information, call Karen Hanawalt, program manager, at
(863) 357-6246; or Paul Mitchell, election chair, at (863) 763-2111.


Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an infant/child CPR class
on Thursday; April 26, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coali-
tion will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday, April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The
concert will be held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium, and is
open to middle through high school-aged students. Students must present their
student ID in order to attend. There will be three bands performing The Eighth
Hour Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks and giveaways.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safit h course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May
9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County Extension office, 458 U.S. 98
N. Both days must be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers
course material. Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these
classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.


Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of N.W. Ninth St.
and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth Health Day on May 12, from
11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include: motivational speakers who will discuss
a variety of subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer ses-
sion; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be
available; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to
Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April 30.: -

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will presentan Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike Rally on
Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music,
food, drawings, bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events.
Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will sup-
port Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries.
Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security per-
sonnel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863)
634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O.
Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer program,
The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solutions perform-
ance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The pro-
gram will run for six weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites
from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center.
For information and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Center is
seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake Okeechobee cal-
endar. Winning images will be published as the featured monthly photos. Applica-
tions will be taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are
available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos.
For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking cessation
classes at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah
Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the EHEAEP
grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with electric bills and you
must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required documen-
tation needed to apply.

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies Auxiliary
members are being sought to sign up as charter members. The time and place for
meetings will bt announced. For information call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana
at (863 57-200-.u.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998 are
asked to please submit your contact information to ohs98grads@yahoo.com.
Include your maiden name if appropriate, address, phone number, etc. We are in
the process of planning our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they
are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
,Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second limited edition
Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a numbered certificate
with historical information. Ornaments are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE schol-
arship. The 2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was
the first brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament
niiuiimbhis) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carlton at
.i;:3 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-
2 1,7; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help! The screen
porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows. We need a contractor,
handyman or someone that could perform this service and donate all or part of
tl i supplies. We are also in need of two new or gently used stoves. If you can help
us out, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact
Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free summer pro-
gram for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register early. To qualify for
the program the following requirements must be met: the child must have turned
4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not have participated in a VPK program during
the school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is now open
every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please bring us all your
unwanted treasures: Tax receipts are available at the office. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's Care to
Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share program is funded by
Okccchobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate funds. The program provides
emergency assistance funds ti.' customers h ,\'hae III a crisis situation and unable
to pay their FPL electric bill. There are lies and gaIpdslltis th fttOt be rrferto
quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (.863) 763-6020 to leave your
name and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done over
the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation Army
. are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.


REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose
purchasing at least one of the following:

Dual Electric (VFD) Drive Pumps. Skid Mounted
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive Di-
rector, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-9460, Fax Number
863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive for-
malities in any bid wherever such rejection or waiver Is determined to be in the best
Interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, on or before 3:00 PM on
April 27, 2007.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
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12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 9, 2007


After Easter Sale
Prices effective Monday, April 9 through Wednesday, April 11, 2007.


T-Bone or
Porterhouse Steak.........
Publix Premium Certified Beef, USDA Choice, Beef Loin
SAVE UP TO 3.00 IS


...6991b


Publix
Orange Juice......................... 2.3.00
Original or With Calcium,
100%'Pure From Concentrate, All Florida, 64-oz cont.
SAVE UP TO 2.78 ON 2


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French
Bread ...............129
Handmade in Our Bakery,
Baked Fresh Throughout the Day,
From the Publix Bakery, 12-oz loaf
SAVE UP TO .30


Publix
Ultimate Whole
Sub Combo .......... 599
Roast Beef, Tavern Ham, Turkey and
Swiss Cheese, Choice of Toppings,
Medium Drink and Dirty Chips,
each (Boar's Head', each ... 7.09)
SAVE UP TO .60


Perdue BUY F
Chicken Chunks GcT oNerFREE
BBO or Bourbon Glazed,
or Honey Dijon or
General Tso's Breast,
26-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 7.99


12-Pack Selected
Coca-Cola
Products........ 411.00
12-oz can (Limit Tvo deals on
selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 6,16 ON 4


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Nestle Toll House uYON
Refrigerated Dough ............................ T ONFREE
Cookies or Brownies,
Assorted Varieties, 16 or 18-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 3.19


N HOUSEHOLD
Charmin
Bathroom Tissue......... .............2 FOR11.00
Ultra or Regular: Big or Mega Rolls,
6 or 12-roll pkg.


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Carr's Crackers.................... ... . .GET FREE
Assorted Varieties, 4.25 to 7.1-oz box
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 2.89
U BUY "ONE
Fritos CornnChips........... .......... .... GET ONFREE
Original, Bar-B-5Q Flavored, Chili Cheese Flavored,
or Scoops! or Honey BBQ Flavored Twists Snacks, 9.75-oz bag
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 2,49
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinnr ............. GETGFREE
Or Supermac & Cheese Pasta and Sauc6,
Assorted Varieties, 5.5 to 7.3-oz box".
SAVE UP TO 1.15


Weight Watchers
Ice dream....... s50 OFF
Bars, Cones or Sandwiches,
Assorted Varieties,
6 or 12-ct. or 4 to 24-oz pkg.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Stouffer's
French Bread fli
Pizza ....... . . Gr,
Assorted Varieties,
2-ct. 10.37 to 12.5-oz box
SAVE UP TO 3,19


Welch's
Fruit Juice BunY RE
Cocktail.... . . GET oNFREE
Orange Pineapple & Apple,
Mountain Berry or Grape, 64-oz bot.
SAVE UP TO 2.49


Nature Valley Y4FREE
Granola Bars.. .GET o FREE
Or Trail Mix Bars, Variety Pack,
Value Size, Assorted Varieties,
14.8 or 17.8-oz box (Limit two deals
on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 4.99


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Publix
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Regular or Chunky, 15 or 18-oz pkg.
(Limit one with other purchases of 20.00 or
more, excluding all tobacco & lottery items.)
SAVE UP TO A40
Publix.


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