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kAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007






Vol. 98 No. 188 Saturday, July 7, 2007 50 Plus tax


Briefs


Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okeechobee
County has been lifted. For
information call (863) 763-
5544.

Glades County
burn ban limited
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management parts of Glades
County are still under a burn
ban. For information, call
(863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
strictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand water-
ing.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted
to irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flor-
ida Water Management web-
site at www.sfwmd.gov.

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed throughout
the region based on impact
to the resource and they vary
from one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SF-
WMD) recently implemented
an interactive option on their
web site at www.sfwmd.gov
that allows residents to enter
their zip code to find the wa-
ter restrictions for their area.
Although everyone is
strongly encouraged to con-
serve water, the use of ground-
water wells is not restricted at
this time.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 341
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 12.05 feet
Source.: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds........................ 8-10
Com ics .................................. 7
Community Events................ 4
Opinion.... . ............. ............ 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
Sports.................. ................ 11
Weather.................. ............... 2

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Lightning causes power loss


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A regulator that was damaged
by lightning some time Thursday
evening caused the loss of power
to 2,116 of approximately 15,000
members of the Glades Electric
Cooperative early Friday morn-
ing. The areas in Okeechobee
County that were affected by
the outage were Platt's Bluff,
the Prairie, Country Hills Estates,
Dixie Ranch Acres, Little Farms,
Potter Road (N.W. 144th Drive)
and Micco Bluff.
According to Paul McGehee,
business development manager


for the Cooperative that pro-
vides electrical service to por-
tions of Okeechobee, Hendry,
Glades and Highlands Counties,
a regulator at the Basinger sub-
station was believed to have
been damaged during one of
the severe thunderstorms that
blew through the Basinger area
of Okeechobee County Thurs-
day afternoon and evening. The
regulator continued to operate
through the night before failing
at 6:10 a.m.
Repair crews were immedi-
ately dispatched to the sub-sta-
tion. By 9:19 a.m. power had


been restored. During the ap-
proximate 3-hour outage, the
regulator was replaced and
other components in the system
were tested before re-energizing
the system.
"It is very important that you
test other components in the sys-
tem before re-energizing. If the
testing had not been done and
other components had been af-
fected, re-energizing the system
could have caused a catastrophic
failure," stated Mr. McGehee.
In areas where Florida Pow-
er and Light supplies electrical
service, FP&L spokesman Nick


SFWMD: More rainfall needed north of lake


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This dock on the Kissimmee River at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina is sup-
posed to be floating. However, due to the extremely low level of the Kissimmee River, it
is sitting on dry ground. It has been eight months since there was enough water in the
Kissimmee River Basin to release to Lake Okeechobee.


Despite rainfall, drought lingers


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's either feast or famine
when it comes to rainfall in
Florida.
According to South Florida
Water Management (SFWMD)
officials, as of Friday, July 6,
it has been 240 days -- eight
months -- since water flowed
from the Kissimmee River into
Lake Okeechobee.
In contrast, during the last
30 days more than 12 inches
of rain fell on the coastal areas
of Dade and Broward coun-
ties. Unfortunately, there is no
storage for much of that water
and it must be released,to tide
to prevent localized flooding.
There is no way to convey that
much needed water to Lake
Okeechobee.
At the same time, less than
five inches of rain fell on Lake
Okeechobee.
"In order to release water
from Lake Kissimmee and the
connected lake system into
the Kissimmee River, the water
levels in all of the lakes would
have to climb above their regu-
lation schedules," Lawrence
Glenn, director of SFWMD's
Kissimmee Division stated. "At


Ukeechobee News/Pete Gawda


The exposed beach and boats sitting on the bottom at
Scott Driver Park show how low the Kissimmee River is.
Water managers say that it has been eight months since
any water from the Kissimmee River Basin was released
to Lake Okeechobee.


this point, it would take will
above normal rainfall over the
remainder of the wet season to
achieve that."
Ironically, for the first
five days of July, rainfall in
Okeechobee has been well av-
erage, with rain falling on each
of those five days. Okeechobee
County Airport Manager Ver-
non Gray recorded a total of
5.78 inches of rainfall at the
airport for the first five days


of July. Okeechobee's normal
rainfall for the entire month of
July is 5.94 inches. So it could
very well be that we will have
above average rainfall for July.
Even though it has been
raining every day, it could be
some time before water restric-
tions in our area are lifted. One
indicator of an adequate water
supply, according to SFWMD
See Lake - Page 2


Blount reported very minor
damage to his system's lines in
Okeechobee County. He stated
that there were problems with
only two or three transformers,
each serving only one customer.
On Monday, July 2, a home
owned by Jimmy and Dorothy
Hayes of Lazy 7 Estates, was
hit by lightning during a violent
thunderstorm. The telephone
box was blown off the house
and burned to a crisp. The elec-
trical shock tore through the wir-
ing in the house, blowing recep-
tacles and pouring smoke out
of the walls. The dining room


chandelier was charred. The
roof over the garage had a hole
blown in it and caught on fire.
Mr. Hayes could not remember if
he had thrown to the floor by the
surge or if he dove there when
he heard the crash.
Between the years of 1959
and 2004 Florida ranked first in
the nation with 2,117 deaths and
injuries due to lightning. Of the
2,117, 428 people were killed
and 1,689 were injured.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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be reached at ljablonski@newszap.
corn.


Join the lake



cleanup today


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Join the lake cleanup effort
today. "Lake Cleanup day" will
take place today beginning at
the Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina and working up
River Road to the first lock in
the Kissimmee River.
Taylor Creek Bass Club and
the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
are hosting this community ef-
fort.
An event similar to this took
place once before in 2000. At
that time, over 30,000 lbs. of
garbage was collected. Since
that time the big lake has been
battered by hurricanes and
careless people and is at its
lowest level in recorded history.


Now is the time to clean up the
lakeshore and river banks. Help
preserve the natural beauty of
the magnificent lake for future
generations.
Lunch, cold drinks and ice
will be provided to all volun-
teers by various businesses in
town. There will be a motor
home parked at Okee-Tantie for
anyone needing to cool down.
"Remember, this is every-
one's lake and river," stated
Charlie Hays, founder of the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
If you love to fish or simply
sit and enjoy the fresh air and -
watch Florida's wildlife, you
need to come out to Okee-
Tantie today to help with the
cleanup effort.


Teacher learns



new ways to



teach physics


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
An Osceola Middle School
teacher, Magi Cable, is the
first teacher from Okeechobee
County to complete an exten-
sive 30 hours of training in a
professional development insti-
tute at Santa Fe Community Col-
lege in Gainesville. The institute
was hosted by the American
Association of Physics Teach-
ers (AAPT) Physics Training Re-
source Agent (PRTA) program
and supported by a grant from
the National Science Founda-
tion (NSF).
"We'll need to teach this to
the students for FCAT," com-
mented Mrs. Cable. "Most sci-
ence teachers have very little
experience with it because their


degree is based in Biology."
FCAT requires that students
have at least a basic knowledge
of physical laws and how forc-
es are related.
"We worked on electrical
currents and how would you be
able to teach this to students in
class," stated Mrs. Cable. "The
training changes each year."
AAPT/PTRAwascreatedwith
the goal of providing teachers
with the opportunity to better
their teaching techniques and
enhance the physics content of
their lessons. The program also
aims to provide workshops for
teacher that generally have a
limited opportunity to attend
workshops dealing with phys-
ics issues.
See Teach - Page 2


Muck projects progress


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members heard
from South Florida Water Man-
agement District's (SFWMD's)
Missie Barletto Thursday con-
cerning the status of Lake
Okeechobee and updates on
the muck removal project
which reportedly removed
more than 1.9 million cubic
yards of phosphorus-rich muck
off the lake bottom within six
weeks time.
With Lake Okeechobee
reaching historic lows in con-
junction with the drought,
SFWMD partnered with the
Florida Wildlife and Fish Con-
servation Commission (FWC)


chose to take this opportunity
to clean up the sediment in the
lake that is too deep to oxidize
and dissipate on its own. The
muck prevents sunlight from
reaching the sand, inhibiting
the natural plants from grow-
ing.
"Lake Okeechobee is going
to be healthier as a result of this
work," said Carol Anne Wehle,
Executive Director of the SF-
WMD. "Although the drought
and current water shortage
have brought many difficult
challenges, they also provided
a real opportunity for environ-
mental restoration in the lake."
Several different types of
projects in correlation with the


low lake restoration are: the
muck removal to improve the
habitat of the lake; reduced
re-suspension of sediments;
restored recreational access;
upland disposal of sediments;
phosphorus removal; exotics
removal; and the planting of
native vegetation.
Mrs. Barletto spoke about
the following project locations:
Eagle Bay Marsh 'inside the
lake'; Eagle Bay Island 'inside
the lake'; the Northwest Marsh;
Harney Pond; Fisheating Bay;
Belle Glade Marina; and South
Bay.
These projects used approx-

See Muck - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis vice president Jim Vensel (right) and member Dar-
rell Enfinger (left) hosted South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) lead intergovernmental representative of
the Okeechobee service center Missie Barletto (center) who
spoke to the Kiwanis members about the status of Lake
Okeechobee and the muck removal projects.







2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 7, 2007


Florida panther deaths increase from vehicle collisions News Briefs


The deaths of three Florida
panthers from collisions with
vehicles last week brings the
number killed by vehicles this
year to 14, exceeding last year's
record total of 11 for one of the
most endangered large mam-
mals in the United States.
A small population in Florida
represents the only known re-
maining members if this subspe-
cies that once ranged throughout
the southeast. Panther numbers
have increased from an estimat-
ed 20-30 panthers 20 years ago,
to an estimated 80-100 today.
Although Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) and Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT)
have used a variety of tech-
niques to reduce panther deaths
along highways, the most suc-
cessful tools have been wildlife
crossings and fencing.
Wildlife crossings along Alli-
gator Alley in Collier County are


Muck
Continued From Page 1
imately 25 bulldozers, 23 back-
hoes/excavators, 56 off-road
dump trucks, 25 on-road dump
trucks and five front end load-
ers to complete these projects
which- total an expense of over
$6.5 million.
At the Eagle Bay Marsh proj-
ect a total of 130,000 cubic yards
of sediment were removed with
40,000 cubic yards already be-
ing permanently disposed of
and the remaining 90,000 cubic
yards of sediment are scheduled
to be removed through efforts
of the FWC within the coming
months.
A total of $500,000 was spent
on the Eagle Bay Marsh project.
Within the Northwest Marsh
workers have removed and per-
manently disposed of 850,000
cubic yards of sediment at a
cost of $1.7 million. SFWMD
had budgeted $2 million for this
project.
Within the Harney Pond/
Horse Island project $400,000
cubic yards of muck have been
removed and permanently dis-
posed of at a cost of $2.2 mil-
lion.6FWVMD had budgeted $3.6
million for this project.
The Eagle Bay Island sedi.
ment that was removed is cur-
rently in temporary disposal
areas. This project removed
350,000 cubic yards at a cost of
$1.8 million.
The Fisheating Bay proj-
ect is the only project that has
been completely done in-house
without hiring of additional SF-
WMD employees. This project
will continue until they cannot
remove anymore muck. So far
they have removed 180,000 cu-
bic yards to temporary disposal
and expended $300,000 of their
$1 million budget.
According to the SFWMD


Lake
Continued From Page 1
officials is a lake level of 14 feet.
That would require above nor-
mal rainfall on the lake and to
the area north of the lake. They
say it is very unlikely that will
happen before the end of the
current rainy season.
Water restrictions have lim-
ited lawn watering in our area


Teach
Continued From Page 1

"The program targets ru-
ral schools," commented Mrs.
Cable. "The equipment that we
used wasn't fancy. It was wires
and batteries, things that we can
keep the students on task for
two weeks without becoming
expensive."
The training which Ms. Cable
completed this summer was
designed to develop content
knowledge and effective teach-
ing strategies in the areas of DC/
Electrical Circuits and Develop-
ment of Scientific Models.
"Some of the other people
in my group were AP (Advance
Placement) and college physic
teachers, so it got pretty in depth
at times," stated Mrs. Cable.
The AAPT/PRTA program
is funded by NSF and private
funds and is administered by the
American Association of Physics
Teachers.
"I've been applying for this
program for three or four years;


dry-ground bridges that allow
wildlife to pass safely beneath
the highway. 24 wildlife cross-
ings and 12 other bridges modi-
fied for panther use were con-
structed within a 40 mile stretch
of 1-75 as well as a continuous
barrier fence directing animals
to the crossings.
Seven other wildlife crossings
have been installed in Collier
and Lee counties. No panthers
have been killed by vehicles in
areas protected with wildlife
crossings and continuous fenc-
ing. Panthers have been killed
by vehicles where limited fenc-
ing was used.
FWC has been working
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, FDOT, Collier and Lee
County Transportation Depart-
ments and developers to protect
panthers along more highway
segments by incorporating wild-
life crossings, fencing and addi-
tional speed zones in appropri-


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ate locations:
Two wildlife crossings will be
built on two-lane road, which
will be six-laned to serve Ave
Maria University and associated
communities.
Planning is underway to add
new lanes to the two-lane SR 29.
More wildlife crossings will be
incorporated into the highway
design.
FWC supported a proposal
initiated by Defenders of Wild-
life for a wildlife crossing on
U.S. 41.
FWC consulted with Lee
County Transportation Depart-
ment about extending fencing
associated with a wildlife cross-
ing.
FWC is reviewing recent pan-
ther deaths within or in close
proximity to the southernmost
wildlife crossing on S.R. 29. Sev-
eral panthers have been killed
around this structure as a result
of limited fencing.


FWC is evaluating the need
for more nighttime speed zones
in Collier and Hendry Counties.
Two wildlife crossings were
recently completed on State
Road 29 in Collier County, cost-
ing approximately $4 million
each.
There have been 139 docu-
mented panther mortalities
since 1997, 63 of which were
previously live-captured and
equipped with radio collars for
on-going research. Two ma-
jor known causes of mortality
among panthers are territorial
battles among the cats, and ve-
hicle collisions.
FWC researchers are working
with scientist at the University of
Florida to create a panther pop-
ulation model that will help as-
sess panther numbers over time
and gauge the influence of pan-
ther losses by vehicle collisions
on future population numbers.


R.O.A.D. office has moved
OKEECHOBEE--The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster
(R.O.A.D.) office has moved. The new location is 200 N.W. Second
Street., Okeechobee, FL.34972. For information regarding the agen-
cy please call the office number at 863-357-4177. The fax number
is 863-357-1977.

Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE -- Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program through July
27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children re-
gardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during
summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail-
able. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at
no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the
meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at
640 N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24
hours in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and re-
duced price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food
Service Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th
Ave.; Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and,
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately
to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave.
S.W, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice),
or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with numerous afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The
wind will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is
60 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 70s. The wind will be
from the .iouth aT around 5 mph until around midnight becoming
light. The chance of rain is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will
be from the southeast at 5 to10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 per-
cent.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 70s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of eve-
ning showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 70s.
The chance of rain is 20 percent.

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press release, "once the muck is
removed and lake levels return
to normal, native plants such as
tape grass, spike rush, bulrush
and Kissimmee grass should
rapidly grow and thrive along
the sandy shoreline. These veg-
etated areas are ideal spawning
and nursery grounds for sport
fish. ,uch as bass and crappie,
aru] ar-e prirne habitual' for apple
snails, the primary food of the
snail kite, a federally endan-
gered, native hawk."
The muck that has not been
permanently disposed of to
date is currently being tested to
know what the actual composi-
tion of the sediment is. This will
help determine locations) for
permanent disposal.
The press release goes on to
explain that project managers
have reported that some vegeta-
tion is already starting to grow'
at the fishing pier and 85 per-
cent of the new growth is of the
desirable native plants that can
grow under water. The other 15


to once a week on designated
days.
At this time, well water in
our area is exempt from water
restrictions because there is no
danger of saltwater intrusion
as with coastal wells. However,
water managers still urge those
with wells to voluntarily con-
serve water.
There is evidence that lawns
can thrive and significant water
savings can be achieved by once
a week lawn watering according


percent consists of undesirable
exotic plants.
This native vegetation will
need moist soil and continued
rainfall in order to thrive. The
exotic grasses are expected to
die as they become submerged
in water as the lake level rises.
While rainfall levels have re-
cently increased, the majority of:
the rainfall has been south'of the"
lake and Kissimmee River Basin
which does not help the situa-
tion with the Kissimmee River
which has not received flow for
approximately 250 days.
Mrs. Barletto stated that this
is the only time the Kissimmee
River has not received a water
flow since the restoration of the
river.
In addition to the muck re-
moval, SFWMD has also been
actively planting various trees in
several project areas. One thou-
sand native pond apple and cy-
press trees were planted on the
rim canal and spoil islands near
Clewiston, and 1,725 trees were


to a column by Amy Vickers, en-
gineer, water conservation con-
sultant and author, published in
the "Boston Globe" on June 10.
"The town of Franklin has
had a once a week-only irriga-
tion rule in effect since 2001,
and green -- not brown -- lawns
are the norm here. Franklin's ir-
rigation schedule has drastically
reduced water waste, and the
town's average residential water
demand now meets the state's
residential water conservation


planted near Moore Haven.
SFWMD is currently look-
ing at areas found during this
drought to begin the process
of obtaining permits for next
year's dry season so permits will
already be in place.
According to Mrs. Barletto,
the lake would have to reach 14
feet before the 2008 dry season
in order to prevent a drought of
equal or greater measure next
year.
In other Kiwanis news, the
club raised approximately $250
in their weekly fines, happy
and sad dollar monies that will
go towards the junior rodeo
participants for 2008. The club
extended support to Gabrielle
Carden and Lexi Peaden who
are currently participating in the
Wrangler Junior High National
Championships in Gallup, New
Mexico which ran from July 1 to
July 7.
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reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


goal of 65 gallons per capital per
day. Further, Franklin's Kings-
burg Pond, once depleted from
26 to 10 acres, is now at its high-
est level in 30 years. Franklin's
current total demand is about
what it was in 2001, despite
an increase of 5,000 new resi-
dents."
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Submitted photo
Magi Cable, 8th grade science teacher from OMS, (left) and her lab partner, Sandra Inbur,
who is a Tech teacher at LaBelle High School, take part in one of the workshops offered at the
AAPT/PRTA institute hosted at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville.


it's limited space," explained
Mrs. Cable. "I finally got in this
year and hopefully I will be able
to continue with the program."
This Okeechobee High


School Graduate knew when
she left school that she wanted
to teach science, and with 32
years of experience she is still
learning new things.


"I've already finished plan-
ning the physics section I have
to teach next year," stated Mrs.
Cable. "This training will be a
big help."


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A bulldozer operator at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina moves part of the thousands of
cubic feet of muck that has been temporarily stored there after being scraped from the dry
lake bottom.







Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 7, 2007 RELIGION 3


Reflections from the Pulpit


"Neither Do I



Condemn Thee"


By Reverend Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
"And I heard a loud voice say-
ing in heaven, Now is come sal-
vation and strength, and the king-
dom of our God and the power of
His Christ: for the accuser of our
brethren is cast down, which ac-
cused them before our God day
and night. And they overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of their testimony; and
they loved not their lives unto the
death. (Revelation 12:10, 11)
"When Jesus had lifted up
himself, and saw none but the
woman, he said unto her, Wom-
an, where are those thine accus-
ers? hath no man condemned
thee? She said, No man, Lord.
And Jesus said unto her, Neither
do I condemn thee: go, and sin
no more. (John 8:10, 11)
Calvin Coolidge attended
church alone because of the
indisposition of Mrs. Coolidge,
When he arrived back home he
went up to his wife's room to see
how she was feeling. She prompt-
ly reassured him, and asked him
if he had enjoyed the sermon. He
replied in a weak affirmative.
"What was it about?" she con-
tinued.
"Sin."
"What did the minister say?"
"He was against it." - Encyclo-
pediaf 15,000 Illustrations.
To aicuse (in the context of
this message) means to find fault
with or to blame. God's Word
has accused all men of sin. (Ro-
mans 3:23) However, instead of
men trying to clean up their own
sinful self, they would rather ac-
cuse someone else. It seems to
remove, in part, their individual
guilt - but it really doesn't.
Satan is called "the accuser
of our brethren." Since this is his
world for the moment, we can
expect the world to be full of ac-
cusers; they are doing Satan's
bidding, and we should not be
surprised.
A man writes in the Readers'
Digest, "Driving home one night
in a thick fog near Birmingham,
England, I collided with a tree.
While recovering from my inju-
ries, I received a letter from the
'Friends of the Trees.' It stated in
part, 'and we understand that you
are responsible for a considerable
damage to a very fine specimen.
The people of this Nation are
trustees of a great and beautiful
heritage, our trees - and Sir, we
strongly condemn your 'recent
willful attack on a defenseless
tree." - Reader's Digest
J. Vernon McGee tells us that
Job's three friends had been sit-
ting with him for seven days, and
they have been wagging their
heads as if to say, "Mmm, it finally
caught up with you!" It seems
that Job could take all his suffer-
ing, but he couldn't take this at-
titude from his friends. He broke
out in a monologue of complaint
and whining. It is black pessi-
mism and has no answer to the
problem at all. (The accusers only
added to the problem.)
Now his three friends will'be-
gin to talk to him, the first will be
Eliphaz and then Bildad and fi-
nally Zophar. The names of these
men actually give us just a little
pen picture of them.
Eliphaz means "God is
strength" or "God is fine gold."
Bildad means "son of conten-
tion". He is a mean one, by the
way. He is actually brutal and
blunt and crude in his method.
Zophar means "a sparrow." He
twitters. He has a mean tongue
and makes terrible insinuations
to Job. - McGee, J. Vernon, "Thru
the Bible with J. Vernon McGee,"
(Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub-
lishers) 2000, c1981.
God had to step in and straight-
en up the mess. He still does in
our day if you will but open His
Word, read it and let it speak to
your heart.
While Jesus was in the tem-
ple, they -dragged a woman be-
fore Him. They accused her of
adultery, an act which carried
the penalty of death. In fact, both
the man and woman were to be
stoned.to death - where was the
man? They were not interested in
justice; they wanted to trap Jesus.
But Jesus trapped them.
This is the only record that
we have of His writing anything.
What did He write? We do not
know, but He may have written
the name of the missing man or
men that were with the woman.
For some suspicious reason,
they all left one at a time until no
one was left. After they were all
gone Jesus said to her, "Woman,
where are those thine accusers?
hath no man condemned thee?"
When she answered, "No
man, Lord, Jesus replied, "Nei-


their do I condemn thee: go, and
sin no more."


Satan accused Jesus of every-
thing he could imagine but noth-
ing would stick. That is whey they
sought false witnesses.
J. Vernon McGee explains,
"You see, because the religious
rulers had no charge against the
Lord Jesus, they had to find false
witnesses. And the trouble with
getting false witnesses was in
finding one that could stand up
under investigation. Pilate might
be a little inquisitive (which he
was) and ask a few annoying
questions. Finally, they found two
witnesses." McGee, J Vernon,
"Thru the Bible with J. Vernon
McGee" (Nashville: Thomas Nel-
son Publishers) 200. c1981.
Jesus did not answer the
charges because they were so
far-fetched. There was nothing
sinful that the world could accuse
Him of doing; He asked, "Which
of you convicteth me of sin: And
If I say the truth, why do ye not
believe me?" (John 8:46)
Satan tried to destroy Jesus at
the cross. But all he did was lift
Him as hope for all of those ac-
cused by Satan. When he caused
the blood of the perfect Lamb of
God who had no spot or blemish
to be shed on Calvary, he pulled
himself down to the pit.
The accuser has been cast
down being overcome by the
blood of Jesus (Revelation 12:11
and Exodus 12:13)
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sinner all the way to heaven!


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LAKE MUCK: We would like to ask for help in determining the proper
things we should for our muck beach. We live on Taylor Creek and since
the water has receded, we now have a 20 to 30 foot mess in front of our
seawall. When heavy rains come we may lose the sea walls since they
have no support, do we need to prop them somehow or just pray a lot
that they will not fall in? Also our muck beach now is full of three to five
foot high weeds that are germinating so we will have even more weeds/
grasses. We tried cutting them, but they come back with a vengeance.
When the water comes back, will we have a marsh that we can't use?
How about South Florida Water Management coming around and spray-
ing weeds to kill them off? It is way to much for us to try to handle.
GAS TAX: I recently went to the County Commission meeting about
the gas tax and wow was it a waste of my time. The County Commission-
ers had their minds already made up before they even heard the words of
the local folks. But I noticed an item on the agenda that really made me
mad. They needed to approve additional funding for the new Judicial Cen-
ters, pads for the jury room seats and bicycle racks. When they had the
open house for the Judicial Center, my husband and I went to see what
it was about and when they showed us the court rooms and the church
pews, I asked my husband - where are the pillows or cushions for the
pews? Since I had received several years of jury summons and sat around
waiting, one look at those church pews and I knew my bottom would be
in bad shape if I had to sit in them for very long. Well guess what, now
they need money for pads. Who works with the various design people
or whoever to develop our projects? Who signed off on these? Why did
we need additional funds after the Agri-Civic center was complete to put
in parking lot lighting, oops we forgot that, a sound system, oops, what
about numbers on the seats, oops. Why is the amount approved not the
total cost? Why do our wonderful officials not see all the requirements,
have a set figure and work within that figure? We have a budget in our
personal lives which we can't increase whenever we need a few more
things/ We must live within our means. We get so much money to live on
and it's time our local government does the same. We (the community of
Okeechobee) are not a bottomless money pit.
BUSH/ CHENEY: Yes I see where George Bush is trying to play God.
He suspended his criminal buddy and he will continue to do so as long
as he is in office. We need to impeach him and Cheney at the same time.
Get rid of both of those criminals at once.
TAXES: I think it is terrible they are adding a 5 cent tax on top of al-
ready astronomical gasoline prices. How are people supposed to live? If
the problem is paying for infrastructure for new development, then they
should raise the impact fees. Let growth pay for itself instead of expecting
the people who have been paying taxes to this county all along to pay for
the new stuff as well.

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Community Events


Hospice Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be hosting a yard sale on Saturday
July 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Blue Volunteer Building, next
to the Hamrick Home at 441 S.E. fourth St. all monies will be used
locally to provide care to those with life limiting illness. For more in-
formation please contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or 863-697-1995

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 -- performance 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 program 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 Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Football Clinic planned
On Saturday, July 7, Chaka's Stars will present their first Bran-
ham's Brahmans Football Clinic. The clinic will be held at the soft-
ball field across from Yearling Middle School, from 5 until 8 p.m.
each day. For more information or to register please contact Chaka
Smith at 863-694-7424, Chris Branham at (863) 462-5050 or Ty Smith
at (863) 381-6146. There are only 100 free spots open.


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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A. ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of ev-
ery month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd
Street at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-
5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service
on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Any-
one desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to
attend. The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For informa-
tion call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.
For information call (863) 634-4780.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.


Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
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.P. 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 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead 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
at 7 p.m.
, Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.

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 Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Any-
one 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 welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, 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 information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 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 Fel-
lowship 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 welcome. For information call the hot line
(863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.


Community Events

Lake clean up day is planned
Big 0' Teen Anglers/Taylor Creek Bass Club will be sponsor-
ing a clean up day for the shores of Lake Okeechobee and the
Kissimmee River from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 7.
Volunteers are needed and will be provided with hotdogs and
drinks for lunch. There will be an Okee-Tantie Campground/Ma-
rina cleanup day to follow. For information, contact Charles Ea-
ton Jr. at (863) 467-8871 or (863) 532-0501.

Lake issues topic of radio show
Saturday, July 7 WWFR 91.7 FM - Treasure coast and 100.3 FM
- West Palm Beach will host special guests Don Fox, Biological
Administrator 2, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, Okeechobee Fisheries office and Dr. Paul Gray, Science Co-
ordinator for Audubon's Lake Okeechobee watershed program.
The topic of discussion will be "The loss of Lake Okeechobee's
Fishing Industry; Muck removal and Habitat Restoration." The
interview will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m., then rebroadcast as 1
p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information please contact Don Fox at
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation at 863-462-5190 and
Dr. Paul Gray at 863-655-1831.

Family Art Day is planned
The Faith Summer Camp program will be hosting a "Family
Art in the Park Day" on Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at Okeechobee Recreational Park located next to Los Cocos.
There will be free refreshments, arts, games and live music for
the family. For more information please contact Rosalind Brown
at (561) 801-2184.

Nutritional Classes planned
CRA Nutritional analysis class will be held at Douglas Chiro-
practic and Fitness Center on Tuesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. The
free class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For more infor-
mation please call 863-763-4320

OHS Class of 1978 plans 30th reunion
The OHS class of 1978 is now planning for their 30 year class
reunion. The next planning meeting is scheduled for Wednes-
day, July 11, 2007 at Beef 0' Brady's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.
All interested class members are urged to attend. For further in-
formation please contact the class at ohsclassofl978@hotmail.
com or call Nadene Hemingway at 863-634-3592.

Vacation Bible School is planned
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. sixth St. would
like to invite children ages 3 years through fifth grade to come
join them in a stampede at their vacation bible school. It will
take you on a wild ride through God's word at Avalanche Ranch.
It will be held Sunday, July 8 through Thursday, July 12, from 6
until 8:30 p.m. For more information please contact Carolyn at
(863) 357-3680.


Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will be meeting on
Monday July 9, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public Li-
brary 206 S.W. 16th St. There is always something for the begin-
ner as well as the more experienced family history researchers.
Visitors are, always welcome. For more information please call
Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.


Vacation Bible School set
Avalanche Ranch is this year's theme for Vacation Bible
School. It will be held at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209
Hwy 441 S.E., from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., July 16 though July 20.
Activities will be for grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.
Everyone is invited. For more information please call (863) 763-
0550


Parenting classes planned
Parenting classes for parents with children of any age will
begin each Monday in August at 7 p.m. at New Endeavor High
School. There is no fee for the nine-week class. For more in-
formation please contact Lori Jaquith (863) 462-5000 or (863)
697-6320.


OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 9
until 10 a.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in partici-
pating. For information on the meeting location, call Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 634-9015.


OSAC panel to meet on July 9
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community re-
source committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. un-
til 12:30 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
anyone interested in participating. For information on the meet-
ing location, contact Deputy Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.


0OSAC board will meet July 10
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 until 11:45 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The meeting is
open to all board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Wil-
liams at (863) 634-9015.


OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served. All parents and
PTO members from Okeechobee's public and private schools
are encouraged to attend and assist in developing a county-wide
prevention plan. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.


Children's council to meet July 12
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, July 12,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For information,
contact Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.


Church plans city prayer time
Through out the month of July, every Friday, July 13, the
Haven of Rest Church will be having a prayer and fasting time
to pray for our city of Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome and
the time will be from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. For more information
please contact Pastor Tom and Rachel at 863-357-3053.


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Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 7, 2007


Local man faces

grand theft charges


An Okeechobee man faces
grand theft charges for cashing
Seminole Tribe payroll checks
long after he was no working
for the Tribe.
Timothy John Clark, 32, of
Southwest 481" Street, was ar-
rested July 3 by the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD).
He faces charges of grand theft
more than $20,000, less than
$100,000. His bond was set at
$10,000.
According to an OCPD press
release, on June 20, the police
department received a formal
complaint from the Seminole
Tribe of Florida regarding the
incident involving former Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida Emergency
Services Fire Rescue Division
employee.
The complaint alleged that


after Clark voluntarily ended his
employment with the Tribe in
January 2006, 34 weekly pay-
roll checks were issued to him
and cashed by him. The checks
totaled $25,564.14. The checks
were cashed between February
and October 2006.
According to the press re-
lease, when interviewed by po-
lice, Clark admitted to cashing
the checks at his bank at two
branches within the Okeechobee
city limits.
He was arrested and booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail.
OCPD Detective John Zeigler
was the arresting officer.
According to the OCPD, the
incident is still under investiga-
tion.


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Statements to FBI key

against Liberty Group


By Curt Anderson
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Statements
given to the FBI by six of the
seven men accused of plotting
to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower
and other buildings indicate that
some didn't believe the talk of
joining up with al-Qaida and oth-
ers were motivated by money
rather than Islamic radicalism.
Some were clearly bewildered
by what had happened to them.
One even asked the FBI agents
interrogating him whether he
could have some of the marijua-
na he had been carrying, accord-
ing court documents reviewed
by The Associated Press.
That defendant, 23-year-old
Naudimar Herrera, asked for "a
rub of my green" after the agents
showed him a videotape of the
group swearing loyalty to al-
Qaida and its leader, Osama bin
Laden, at the direction of an FBI
informant the men knew as Mo-
hammed.
"Herrera said that he needed
the substance to calm his nerves
... Herrera was provided with
a bottle of water to drink and
was allowed to take a restroom
break," an FBI summary said.
The FBI statements are key
pieces of evidence in a case


scheduled to go to trial this fall.
The group, known as the "Liber-
ty City Seven" after the impover-
ished neighborhood where they
were based, has been in custody
since their June 2006 arrests on
charges of conspiring to provide
material support to terrorists and
conspiring to wage war against
the United States.
Prosecutors say they dis-
cussed blowing up the Sears
Tower and destroying FBI offices
and other buildings in Miami, Los
Angeles, New York, Chicago and
Washington. Authorities have
said their purported plot never
moved beyond the preliminary
stages and the group never pos-
sessed explosives or other weap-
ons to carry it out, but insist the
men were serious about their
intentions.
The seven men have pleaded
not guilty to charges that carry
combined maximum sentences
of some 70 years in federal pris-
on.
Defense attorneys are asking
a federal judge to throw out their
statements to the FBI, mainly
over claims they were not truly
voluntary or that some defen-
darits asked for lawyers but were
interrogated without one present.
A July 16 hearing is scheduled on
those and other motions.


Arrest Report
The following persons were
arrested by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police De-
partment, the Florida Highway
Patrol or the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission on felony
or DUI charges. This column
lists arrests, not convictions, un-
less otherwise stated. Anyone
who is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has the
charges against them dropped,
is welcome to inform the news-
paper. We will confirm the in-
formation and print it.
* Joey Lee Harris, 23, of
Northwest 31st terrace, was ar-
rested July 4 and charged with
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of drugs and fleeing and
eluding law enforcement. Bond
was set at $27,500.
* Lucio Aranda Jr. 48, of
Northeast Fifth Street, was ar-
rested July 4 and charged with
aggravated assault with a dead-
ly weapon. Bond was set at
$2,500.
* Kenneth Collins, 42, was ar-
rested July 3 and charged with
tampering with a witness. He
was released on his own recog-
nizance.
* Albert Rosier, 33, of North-
east 15"' Avenue, was arrested
July 3 and charged with robbery.
Bond was set at $5,000.
* Evan Louis Colon, 20, of
Okeechobee, was arrested July
3 and charged with violation of
probation (possession of co-
caine and fleeing and eluding
law enforcement.) No bond was
set.
* Joseph Edward Chase Jr.,
49, of Northeast 78th Way, was
arrested July 3 and charged with
third degree grand theft. He was
released on his own recogni-
zance.
* Sherita Yvonne Thomas,
24, of Northwest 11 h Street, was
arrested July 3. She was charged
with forgery, uttering a forged in-
strument and third degree grand
theft. Bond was set at $3,000.
* James Timmons, 22, of
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested
July 3 and charged with viola-
tion of probation (grand theft,
forgery and uttering a forged
instrument). Bond was set at
$1,000.
* Patricia Ann Neuffer, 37, of
Northwest 38th Avenue, was ar-
rested July 4 and charged with
passing worthless checks over-
$150. Bond was set at $250.


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Suit filed for board to set tuition


By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP)--Former
Gov. Bob Graham and others are
suing to have the courts declare
that tuition at Florida's 11 public
universities should be set by the
state Board of Governors rather
than the Legislature.
The lawsuit filed Friday fol-
lows an effort this year by the
state's universities to raise tuition
by 5 percent, which lawmakers


approved but Gov. Charlie Crist
vetoed. Crist then signed a sepa-
rate bill that will allow the state's
largest universities to raise tuition
incrementally over several years,
but keeps student costs the same
at smaller schools.
Graham, former Congressman
Lou Frey and former Florida State
University president Talbot "San-
dy" D'Alemberte and others allege
that when the voters created the
Board of Governors in 2002 and


gave it broad power over the uni-
versities, that included the power
to set tuition.
A state law that gives the Leg-
islature the ability to set tuition is
therefore unconstitutional, the
lawsuit argues.
Several university officials have
complained that tuition in Florida
is well below that of universities in
other states and that they are fall-
ing behind in their effort to offer
comparable educational opportu-


nities.
In the suit, the plaintiffs say that
tuition should be set by the board
because the governor and Legisla-
ture may not be able to raise such
fees because it is unpopular.
The governor appoints 14 of
the 17 members on the Board of
Governors. The other positions are
filled by the commissioner of edu-
cation, chair of the Advisory Coun-
cil of Faculty Senates and president
of the Florida Student Association.


Asteroid mission postponed until Monday


CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- The
planned weekend launch of a
spacecraft to explore two of the
solar system's largest asteroids was
delayed again because of problems
with a tracking ship and aircraft.
NASA set Monday afternoon as
a new launch time for the Dawn
spacecraft, which will embark on a
years-long journey to the asteroids
Vesta and Ceres, which lie between
Mars and Jupiter.
The spacecraft originally had
been set to launch Saturday but
that was nixed because thunder-
storms and lightning at the launch
pad prevented loading its fuel.
On Friday, the space agency
called off a Sunday launch, too,
because the plane used to track the
spacecraft after liftoff had mechani-
cal problems, and the tracking ship
wasn't in the correct location.
Seeking clues about the birth of
the solar system, Dawn will first vis-
it Vesta, the smaller of the two bod-
ies, four years from now. In 2015, it


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Technicians work on NASA's Dawn spacecraft at the Astro-
tech processing facility in Titusville, Wednesday, June 20.
NASA is set to launch the spacecraft that will journey to the
asteroid belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter, a mission
that involves a rendezvous with two of the solar system's
largest asteroids.
will meet up with Ceres, which car- NASA has until the end of Octo-
ries the status of both asteroid and, ber to launch the spacecraft before
like Pluto, dwarf planet. the planetary bodies begin to drift


apart.
'"After that, it becomes very
problematic to do both Vesta and
Ceres because they are moving
apart in the sky," said Chris Russell,
the mission's principal investigator.
"It takes about another 15 years be-
fore they get back together again."
"We're trying to go back in time
as well as to go out there in space,"
said planetary scientist Christopher
Russell of University of California,
Los Angeles, who is heading up the
mission.
The launch caps a tumultuous
effort in which the $344 million
mission was killed last year be-
cause of cost overruns and techni-
cal problems.
Ultimately, though, the Jet Pro-
pulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
which manages the spacecraft,
appealed to NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin and got the project
revived.


IRCC announce summer lineup of events


Camp Operation 2007:
for future health care
professionals

High School students learn
about health care careers, activi-
ties include visits to local health
care facilities on
Tuesday, July 10, with a tour
of Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Fort Pierce, from 1p.m.
until 3 p.m.
Expanding horizons for
high school students
Treasure Coast High School
students explore careers, com-
plete college courses, earn sti-
pends based on performance


and compete for scholarships.
In addition, Eldrich Gardener,
will be introducing Expanding
Horizons students to a lab envi-
ronment, teaching them about
DNA. Working with the students,
Gardener will be extracting DNA
from an onion. As a youth, Gar-
dener was a participant in Ex-
panding Horizons and is now
excited to be giving back to the
program on Wednesday, July 18,
10 a.m., main campus, Room B-
120.
.International disaster
relief training exercise
Interview students in the
Emergency Administration &
Disaster Management program
who have just returned from a


training exercise in disaster re-
covery and humanitarian aid in
a culturally diverse international
environment in Eastern Europe.
United Way/IRCC
school supplies drive
The Campus Coalition Gov-
ernment is collecting school sup-
plies for needy children Monday
through Thursday, beginning
July 2- Aug. 8 at the Koblegard
Student Union, main campus.
Swimming Camps
Session V Swim Camp will
meet July 2 through July 13 at
Anne Wilder Swimming Com-
plex, Main Campus
Session VI Swim Camp will
meet July 16 through July 27 at


Anne Wilder Swimming Com-
plex, main campus.
Summer Academies
in Emerging
Technologies
For high school juniors and
seniors, the Summer Academies
focus on photonics, robotics,
digital media and cyber security
will meet Monday, July 9-12, July
16-19, and July 23-26 from 8 a.m.
until noon at Kight Center for
Emerging Technology.
Softball Camp
Improving softball skills for
girls ages 6 to 13 from July 9
through 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the main campus.


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meal? We often do that with pets.

With over 100 pet food choic-
es, it's easy to see why many
people grab a box or can quickly
and don't consider the difference
between the other options. If your
pet really is your best friend, ex-
perts say it is important to consider
the type of food to buy as well as
how to properly feed your furry
friend.
"Pets tend to prefer wet food
because it is more palatable, but
people usually lean towards dry
food because it is cheaper," says
Dr. John Bauer, a veterinarian at
the College of Veterinary Medicine


paying for the water."
Bauer recommends moisten-
ing the food with a little water as a
way to meet in the middle. While
the owner pays the price of dry
food, pets will feel like they are
eating out of a can.
Price may also have an effect
on a pet's health. Many of the
cheaper brands have less reliable
ingredients which can result in
digestion problems. With these
brands, fewer nutrients are being
absorbed and that can increase the
number of times a pet defecates.
Another health aspect is the dif-
ferent amount of carbohydrates.
While canned food only has about
5 percent carbohydrates, dry food
usually contains at least 40 per-


other based on the pet's health.
The pet's oral health will also
have an impact on which type
of food veterinarians will recom-
mend. "Wet food is a must for
pets that have not had good oral
care in the past," says Bauer. "If its
gums are tender or it is in recovery
from a surgery, wet food will be
less painful to chew."
Meal times differ depending on
the type of food and the weight of
the pet. When serving wet food,
take the food up after about thirty
minutes. Usually dry food can be
left out and refilled when it gets
low, but if the pet is constantly eat-
ing, consider restricting eating to
set. time periods to avoid excessive
weight gain.


IRCC hosting sunset series concert


Founding members Joel and
Deena Wynne of the Lifelong
Learning Insti-
tute at Indian
River Commu-
nity College -
present The
Mei Mei Luo
Chamber Trio,
the final perfor-
mance of the Mei Mei
Summer Sunset Lou
Series, Thurs-
day, July 19 at the intimate 100-


seat Wynne Black Box Theatre,
on IRCC's Main Campus in Fort
Pierce. Longtime friends and sup-
porters of the arts and education,
the Wynne's have selected clas-
sical musicians who are new to
Treasure Coast audiences.
Born and raised in China, Mei
Mei Luo is an award winning vio-
linist who has performed with the
Philadelphia Orchestra and the
Florida Philharmonic. She will be
accompanied by piano and cello.


Enjoy a summer evening of clas-
sical music benefiting Lifelong
Learning opportunities at IRCC.
Refreshments will be served in
the adjacent Art Gallery from 7:15-
7:45 p.m. The concert will begin
at 8 p.m.-To reserve seats, call
1-866-866-4722 extension 7880.
Reservations are $8 in advance;
$10 at the door. The performance
is suitable for all ages, open to the
public, and handicapped seating
is available.


In a remote section of Italy, there
was a small village that was known
for its prized possession, an active
and elegant acqueduct, which wound
its way down the mountainside. For
centuries, it had stood and served,
carrying water
from the pure
mountain pools
to the little vil-
lage below.
Modernization
came to the vil-
lage, a modern
water system
By Pa was installed,
Byo Paul and the old aque-
Buxton duct was no
longer needed to
bring in the precious mountain water.
The townspeople decided to keep
their much-loved aqueduct as a
memorial, and to preserve it as a
famous landmark.
"It has served long. Let's cut off
its supply of water, so that we may
keep it forever." they said.
The water was, diverted from its
source and the aqueduct was given,
what they thought to be, a long-need-
ed rest. In a few days, the sides began
to split and as the moss and the
ancient stones dried in the sun, the
wonderful old aqueduct began to fall
apart. In a very short time, it was
almost completely destroyed. What
centuries of service had failed to do,
idleness had accomplished in a few
short weeks.



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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 6,
through Thursday, July 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Transformers" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. only. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II - "Ratatouille" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Evan Almighty"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, July
11
Harry Potter -- The Order of the
Phoenix
Showtimes: Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:45
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, July 7, the
188th day of 2007. There are 177'
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 7, 1865, four people.
were hanged in Washington for
conspiring with John Wilkes Booth
to assassinate President Lincoln.
On this date:
In 1807, Napoleon I of France
and Czar. Alexander I of Russia
signed a treaty at Tilsit ending war
between their empires.
In 1896, the Democratic nation-
al convention opened in Chicago.
In 1898, the United States an-
nexed Hawaii.
In 1907, 100 years ago, science-
fiction author Robert Heinlein was
born in Butler, Mo.
In 1930, construction began on
Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam).
In 1946, Italian-born Mother
Frances Xavier Cabrini was canon-
ized as the first American saint by
Pope Pius XII.
In 1958, Presideft Dwight D.
Eisenhower signed the Alaska
statehood bill. (Alaska became the
49th state in January 1959.)
In 1981, President Reagan an-
nounced he was nominating Ari-
zona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor
to become the first female justice
on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1987, Lt. Col. Oliver North
began his long-awaited public tes-
timony at the Iran-Contra hearing,
telling Congress that he had "never
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Dear Abby


Mom's drinking


looms over nuptials


*DEAR ABBY: I am being
married this summer. It will be
a fairly large wedding with 185
guests. My fiance's parents and
grandparents are very supportive.
The problem is my mother. She's
an alcoholic.
When she drinks she can't
stop, and usually becomes angry
and belligerent. She will cause a
scene and beg people for money.
If she doesn't get exactly what
she wants when she wants, she
throws temper tantrums and has
been known to become violent.
Mom has promised me she'll
refrain from drinking atmy recep-
tion, but neither my fiance nor I
believe her. What are my options
at this point? Should I allow her to
come, with the risk that she'll ruin
our big day? Or should I bar her
from the reception?
Keep in mind that Mother was
drunk during my entire high school
graduation party. My friends and
teachers who were there could
see her bloodshot eyes and smell
the alcohol on her breath. She
was rude to everyone. I had a col-
lage of their pictures on display,
and she spent most of her time at
the party coloring over their faces.
It was the most embarrassing ex-
perience of my life. I am terrified
of what she'll do at my reception.
- Bride In The Midwest
DEAR BRIDE: You should
not have to spend your wedding
day worrying about, what your
mother might do. If you allow her
to attend the ceremony with the
understanding that she will not
be able to drink at the reception,
what is to prevent her from hav-
ing a couple before-the ceremony
- with all that that implies? The
definition of the disease of alco-
holism is that the sufferer cannot
control his or her drinking.
Talk to your mother NOW.
Explain that she will not be in-
vited to your wedding and why.
Alcoholics try to find reasons to


celebrate by drinking, and your
wedding would be too much of a
temptation for someone who isn't
already involved in an alcohol
treatment program. And nowhere
in your letter did you say that this
woman has even attempted to
help herself.

*DEAR ABBY: My husband,
"Jack," and I have been together
for 14 years. We were married for
seven years, then divorced and
got back together six months after
we split. We remarried three-and-
a-half years ago.
We have two beautiful children
and are happily married this time
around - except for one thing.
Jack says he wants me to go out
and find a boyfriend. He says he
wants me to be happy, that I am
his entire world and he loves me
so much he can't envision his life
without me.
I have told Jack over and over
that this wouldn't make me hap-
py, that I'm happy just being with
him. He continues to say the offer
is there if I decide to take him up
on it. He doesn't seem to get that
this is HIS fantasy - not mine. I
am deeply hurt that he would
want to put me out there like that.
I feel as though he doesn't really
care about me and that he's only
concerned about how he feels
and what turns him on.
Why would he want me to
be with other men if he feels the
way he says he does about me?
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ida
DEAR CONFUSED AND
HURT: A couple of thoughts come
to mind. Your husband may want
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way of opening the door to one.
He could also be insecure about
his ability to satisfy you. However,
the surest way to find the answers
you're seeking is in the office of a
marriage counselor. Please don't
wait any longer to consult one.


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CHIHUAHUA, Injured w/Ten-
nessee rabies tag. Call to
identify. (863)357-3225
PIT BULL- Male, Found near
hospital. Mon. 7/2/07.
Please call to identify.
(863)447-6507


SHEPHERD MIX- missing
since 6/18 Double J Acres.
Little girl waiting for me.
(863)673-4881 / 675-4880


FREE BEAGLE- Female-to
good home only.
(863)357-6930
KITTENS- Free to Good Home
Only! 6 wks old. Male & Fe-
male. Cute! (863)801-3561
PUPPIES, Free to good home
only. You .pick up.
(863)801-4283
RED SHEPHERD MIX, Male,
Under 1 yr. old. Very friend-
ly. Needs room to run. Good
home only. (863)697-0845
UPRIGHT PIANO- White com-
puter desk and beige love-
seat. You must pickup.
(863)675-4773 after 6 pm


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god
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collection areas
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Folkwang city
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center
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24 Date
26 Serengeti
stampeder
27 What a "V" sign
might mean
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refuse
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35 Spots
36 Ones holding
hands, usually
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Sheena Easton
label
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performers
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used in wood
preservatives
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specialty
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58 Slim young
swimmers
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out
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61 Puts one's
arms at one's
sides?


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2 Ex of Ava
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devices
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household
spirits
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one
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involving one of
two sides
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typewriters
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units
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on suits
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28 Bigwigs


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Lux. 48 Teed off
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Senior Open 52 Scored quickly
winner Peter against
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39 Hot times 55 Longings
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GENERAL MANAGERS - Train in Okeechobee for
relocation.
Immediate openings available. $40k plus benefits to
start.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS - Looking for persons
interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people
skills & experience in restaurants a must.
$30-$35k based on exp.
SERVERS - Presentable, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.

FEED MILL INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL,
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Needed, we offer benefits, and pay is
based upon your experience.
Please contact:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586-

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


EmIymn


YARD SALE TODAY!!!l!!
Fort Drum, 30240 NW 24th
Drive, in Pinelands
Tools, furniture, clothing,
boats, records &
miscellaneous.
(772)342-3203





Employment
Fum ll-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer/Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED- must
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
Nights 863-763-5321
EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
For Heavy Construction
Company. Call (561)793-0322
Ext. 106 or Fax Resume
(561)793-0322


Emlymn


Full Time (Sat A Must)
Customer Service/Sales
Energetic
Self Motivated
Professional
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Bi-Lingual
a PLUS



LIVE IN NANNY/HOUSEKEEP-
ER- Needed in Orlando area
to help loving family
(407)914-3472 Joanne
Loving Caring Christian lady
needed to live in and care for
our special mother. Salary
neg. Call 863-801-1715.
Send resume to 676 NE 28th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
MATURE HOUSE KEEPER
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
quired. D/F/W. Call days
863-634-7552 Nights
863-763-5321
MEDICAL OFFICE
F/T Help needed. Please fill out
application form at our office
or mail resume to:
304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
PRE K TEACHERS: F/T & P/T
positions available. Must be
experienced. Great pay & work
environment. 863-467-5000


Registered Nurses - L1
(#64082002)
Public Health Nurse, home visiting
position to improve maternal & child
health outcomes; two years nursing
experience; bi-lingual a plus. Pre-
employment Drug Testing, Background
screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
Call Patti @ 863-674-4041

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


Professional Sales Executive
position available for a busy
new home sales business.
Sales experience a plus. No
real estate license required.
Salary plus commission.
Call (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700.
RECEPTIONIST
Well organized, Mature person
needed. A/R, & A/P position.
Knowledge of Quickbooks &
automotive oriented a must.
Fax resume & Salary
requirements to
863-467-7351. DFWP
Zibeco Construction Corp
is seeking a
SITE SUPERINTENDENT
Must have a minimum of 3
yrs. experience and be able to
work along side framers &
finish carpenters.
Please call Michelle @
(863)467-3000 Mon.-Fri.,
9am-4pm for appointment.
Zibeco Construction Corp
Seeks TRIM CARPENTERS /
FRAMERS, Must have a
minimum of 2 yrs. experience.
Starting pay $12 to $15/hour
Call Shaun @ (863)634-7428
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm


RENAL CARE CENTER
Has opening for a
part-time/per-diem RN and
Patient Care Technician.
Benefits and training provided.
Apply at 201 SW 16 St. or call
Janet at (863)467-7654
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


for a Full Time position at
Water's Edge Dermatology.
Medical Assistants or
CNA's may apply at:
301 NE 19th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL
or you may fax resume &
license to 863-467-1919
Attn: Lee



HORSE EXERCISER - P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
(863)763-4723



NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN?
Call (863)467-0624 I will
clean your home/office. Bond-
ed w/ res. Okeechobee Area








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and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!


HOUSEKEEPING:

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


Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Babysitting 405
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Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs &
Lawn Service
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675
or cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423


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



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


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts.Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps' Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,,'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AMANA, central air & heat,
$500. (863)227-4417 ask
for Mary


ROCKER, $100
(863)634-0888


WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
$150 (863)675-1113
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
(863)673-0920
DISHWASHER, Kenmore Ultra
Wash II, needs a water
pump. $25. (863)763-4098
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4
cu ft, frost free, side by side,
green, good cond., $75
(863)763-1361
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Whirlpool, side by side,
w/ice maker, good cond.
$250 (863)467-8294
STOVE- Whirlpool, asking $75
(863)675-0969


WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
70/80 series, 1 yr old. Like
new with 2 yr warranty
$700. Neg. (720)284-4018
WASHER- Kenmore & Maytag
dryer. Full size, Like new.
$225. (561)371-1027
WASHER/DRYER- Crosley,
Heavy duty, Very good' con-
dition. $150. or best offer.
Call Jim (863)763-3173
WASHER/DRYER- Stackable,
Apt. size, Like new. Asking
$350. or best offer. Call
Rose @ (772)419-8370


SHED, 8x10, insulated, new,
never assembled, costs
$1595, sell $750 or best of-
fer. (863)697-2604


ADULT BIKES, mens & wom-
ens, $40 for pair.
(772)332-1438
MOUNTAIN BIKES- 1-male &
1-female. Good condition.
Both 5 spds. $60. or will
separate. (863)673-2726
SCOOTER, 2 wheel, electric,
with charger, lights, horn,
mirror & directional. $150
(863)697-8731


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UTILITY BICYCLE - 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
LaBelle


METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647


SHOWER STALL- Fiberglass,
Never installed. w/vanity &
sink. $150. Will separate.
(561)371-1027

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of torm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIRS/5 STEPS: for Modular
Home. Fiberglass w/Dbl.
hand rail. Good condition.
$125. 863-467-7197


BABY JOGGER, all aluminum,
made by Kool Stride, $100.
(863)983-4940
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726
LG ROCKING HORSE- with
sound, good condition, $60
or best offer (863)824-2696
after 7pm
PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152
TODDLER BED- Babcock,
wood, mission style. Like
new w/toddler mattress.
$60 firm. (772)263-1178


WEDDING DRESS, Size 6,
Strapless, Organza Silk
w/pearls & sequins. $400.
(863)697-1486


DOLL- Cabbage Patch, '1984,
Good condition. $50.
(863)801-4949
HUMMEL FIGURINES (8)-
$450 (863)467-8161


DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony
Desktop computer for sale Ex-
cellent condition $75.00 Call
-863-763-8391.


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Room Additions * Florida Rooms l
Garages * Seawalls
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LAPTOP- (2) Dell, Good
shape, loaded, $600 for both
or will sell separate
(863)674-0212
SONY LAPTOP VAIO- PCG-
FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro-
cessor. Trade Apple laptop
or $650 (772)461-8822


KILN- Paragon ceramic, Good
condition. $200.
(863)675-0550 LaBelle



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


BED/RM SUITE- 5 piece with
Full size bed, Mattress & box
springs. Like new. $350.
(863)763-3551
Bedroom Set: Qu. sz. head &
foot board, dresser, dbl. mir-
ror, 2 nt stands, Light brown.
$1500. 863-763-8562
BRASS TOP COFFEE TABLE-
30", asking $45
(863)675-0300 La Belle
BUNK BED- wooden, like new
condition, $250
(863)983-4940
BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
dition, with mattresses. $150
(239)842-0040
CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
incid mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABINET- dark wood,
asking $125 (863)467-6088
COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Corner, With Hutch & lots of
space for "Stuff". Gently used.
$75. (863)357-0060
COUCH & LOVESEAT, dark
green, leather, good condi-
tion, $200. (863)763-5067
COUCH- asking $75
(863)675-0969
DINING ROOM TABLE- w/4
chairs. Solid Oval . wood.
Chairs are cream print fabric.
$200 (863)357-2412
DRESSER- Western Solid
wood. Iron fixtures. Like
new. $200. (863)465-6777
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Cherry color, will hold up to
30" TV. $50. (863)675-7539
LOVESEAT - w/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729
MATTRESS, BOXSPRING &
FRAME, queen size, $100 for
all or best offer.
(863)763-7217
PINE DESK- large, $120 or
best offer (863)634-4888
SECTIONAL- New, dark
brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin-
i ers, asking $1000
(863)763-3660
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $395 (863)673-2593
SOFA & 2 WINGBACK
CHAIRS, ivory, Egyptian
cotton, needs some clean-
ing, $300. (863)763-0583
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf
& 6 chairs, great condition.
$150 (239)842-0040


TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$100 (863)697-2033



GOLF CART, Club Car, 48 volt,
Excellent condition. $2400
(863)763-5299/610-1282
GOLF CLUBS, McGregor Mac-
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350.
(863)357-3542.


FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL
LOCKING GUN CABINET-
asking $350 for all or will
sell sep (863)674-0613
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $200. 863-697-2033
RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger
SM77 Bolt action, Special trig-
ger & pad. L/H Lots of am-
mo. $600. (239)823-5092
TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2
magazines. $500 firm.
(863)634-9494



AB MACHINE, $50
(863)634-0888
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder
home fitness. Includes arm
and leg attachments. $125
(863)357-2412
WALKER - ProForm Air Walker
XT Precision Resistance ex-
erciser, . $45. Call
(863) 357-4195.
WEIGHT BENCH- 3 attach-
ments, no weights $35.
(863)484-0267
WEIGHT BENCH XTX- 300 lbs
set & Pro Form XP 300
Workout Ctr. Like new $375.
(720)284-4018



VIRTICAL BLINDS Teal Green,
(5) 47"Wx631/2"L (2) 81"Wx
81"L wall rods & hardware.
$200 neg. (863)763-8086




ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, SpaceSaver Plus,
Large 2 new batteries, disas-
sembles for transport, like
new. $850 (863)357-8788


ADULT DVDS- New 10, $75.
Call Dawn @
(863)634-3783 Serious in-
quiries Only.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOXES- Priority mailing, all
sizes. 400 plus boxes. $60
or best offer. (772)336-8034


CLOTHES POLES- 2, Galva-
nized, Excellent condition.
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle



DRUM SET, First Act, Like
New. $1.25. (863)675-7539
GUITAR, Gibson, 1940s arch-
top, $600 (863)697-2210
GUITAR, Gibson/Cromwell,
1940's arch-top. $400
(863)697-2210
GUITAR, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SPO10 Squier Am-
plifier, black, Some music.
$235. (863)357-8788
GUITAR- Takamine EG330C,
1999 model, asking $500
can be seen at Jennings
Hdwe (863)675-2311
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/Bench & new damp chas-
er. Price reduced to $200
neg. 863-467-2679 Iv. msg.


BASSET HOUND- AKC reg.,
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
w/chip. Great companion.
$300 (863)357-6930
BLUE PIT PUPPIES (2) Males,
4 wks. old, AKC Parents on
premises. Shots & Wormed.
$500 each. (863)634-1298
DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to-
gether. 1 10x10x6, 2
8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
(863)634-6601/256-3629
DOG PENS, (4), chain link, &
large plastic sky kennels,
$680' will sell separately.
(863)612-0992
GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
$10 females.
(863)843-0141
MACAW, 16 yr. old, blue &
gold, with large cage & out-
side swing. $1200
(863)634-7789
PIT BULL PUPPY, 6 wk old
brindle w/ UKC Papers, Chi-
huahua, 5 mo. old, Pure Bed
w/no tail & Chihuahua/Pe-
kingese Mix, 6 months old.
Call (863)673-2314
PUGS- AKC reg., shots &
wormed, fawn/black,
fawn/silver, $300 - $450
(863)675-1940/ 673-1523



TOILET, complete, 1 yr. old,
$30. (863)467-6868



HOT TUB- 4 person. Like new.
$900 (863)467-8161
HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-
dition, $1000
(863)467-6283 leave mes-
sage



SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892


BED IN A BAG: Queen Size,
Raised w/ Memory Foam.
Good for storms. $100. or
best offer. (863)824-8703


FISHING RODS: (Over 60)
Some with Reels & Some
with out. $250 for all. Call
(863)467-1865 for appt.
POOL TABLE: National, Solid
Slate, 4x8 w/ 15 cue sticks.
Excellent condition. $500.
(863)675-6563
POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
cessories, $250 or best offer
(863)467-6088



BOOM BOX- With 2 speakers.
Like new. $150
(239)657-4348
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, barely used, $500 or
best offer (863)634-6476
SPEAKER- 12" and 1000 watt
Rocksford Fosgate Amplifier.
$300 (863)634-9945
SPEAKERS, Bass canon, 2
port with JL speaker sub-
woofer. $50 (863)763-2230


GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR, Kawasaki, 3000
watt, 5 hp. $200.
(863)467-5360
TABLE SAW MACHINE- $145
(239)657-4348



VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., w/manual, belts & at-
tach's. $35. (863)763-6131


Agriculture



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




ALL AMERICAN BOX BLADE-
3 point hitch. $75
(863)763-7540


BUMPER TRAILER, 16 Ft, 6'W
x 6'6"T, Rear gate swings &.
slides. Full escape dr. Exc.
cond. $3500. 863-634-7480
HILASON TREELESS SAD-
DLE- variable 15-17", brand
new, sturdy & strong. 30 lbs.
$350 firm (772)263-1178
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$900 neg. (863)201-3492
SADDLE, New, 10", Pony Sad-
dle, complete w/bridle &
pad. $200 863-634-7480
SADDLE, New, 15", Neoprene,
$200. 863-634-7480
SADDLES (2) Western, 16"
seat. $100. or best offer.
Please call (863)763-7540
and leave message.
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-7
yr. Great trail horse, looks
great, $1000.
(772)460-0817



BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower. (305)299-1203
RIDING MOWER, 2004 1000L
John Deere w/extra blades.
Needs minor work. $575 or
best offer. (863)467-9395


Rentals I



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


APT. 1BR/1BA & AN EFFC'Y
Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
Includes utilities.
No pets. 561-329-8205
OKEECHOBEE, Backlash RV
Park Apt & RV's 1 br available
on the Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
lbr/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st, last & sec
Call for details. 561-352-4243


AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
BASSWOOD / Okee: 2BR, 1BA
on 3704 NW 36th Ave., Lg.
yard & shade tree. $800 mo.
+ $400 sec., 863-532-9182


Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, in
BHR, No pets, yearly lease,
$750/mo + $1000 sec. dep.
863-763-4031
FORT DRUM, 3br, 2ba, on 5
acres, horses & pets ok,
beautiful secluded home in
Pinelands. Avail. immed.
30240 NW 24th Dr.
$850/mo. 1st & security.
772-342-3203/342-3712
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OAK PARK, 3396 SW 18th St.,
2br/lba, completely renovat-
ed, Ig. backyard. $900/mo.
& sec. (863)634-6580
OKEE ESTATES, 3/2, CBS,
C/Air, Shaded Corner Lot,
Carport & Shed. $950 mo.
+ sec. 863-697-0234
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail. now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st &sec. (561)308-7566
WATERFRONT, 3BR/1.5BA, Ir,
dr, fam. rm., total update,
$960 mo., 1st, last & sec &
ref's. (561)346-4692


OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $125/wk,
first & last (863)467-8516






2 & 3 BEDROOM,
2 BA, CARPORT,
WASHER &
DRYER, LAWN
SERVICE.
$950 TO $1,500
F/US
YEAR LEASE

863-467-8683
772-215-1680


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, villa,
remodeled, great condition,.
$120,000 or best offer.
(863)697-0414


BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
LAZY 7, 8600 SW 9th Street,
3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,
priced to sell! $189,000.
(863)634-3922 after 4pm
OKEE ESTATES, 3/2, CBS,
C/Air & Heat, Shaded Corner
Lot, Irrigation Well, Carport &
10x16 Shed. 863)697-0234
OKEECHOBEE- Handyman
Special! 3br, 2be, in Bass-
wood Est., Needs work.
3633 NW 24th Ave. $69,000
Call Lex (561)715-1768 �


OKEECHOBEE- 2.22 acres,
cleared and fenced, Lazy 7
Ranch Acres. On paved
road $110,000
(863)697-8919




OKEE, Large lot on 18th hole
of Okee Golf & Country Club,
nice neighborhood. $89,900.
(863)634-3451


LEX BUYS HOUSES
FOR CASH
(561)715-1768
WWW.LEXBUYSHOUSES.COM



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com



WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$105,000 (863)357-3639


Mobile Homes



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


AWNINGS, Crank out win-
dows w/screens, doors
in/out, ceiling fans all for
$600 or sep (863)357-7757



OKEECHOBEE- 2/2 on water,
CA/Heat, $700/mo,. 1st, &
last, 3124 SE 35th Ave.,
(863)385-7317 or
ksd3500@aol.com


OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba with
land, FL room, lease with op-
tion to buy, nice area, a/c.
(863)634-3451
PLATTS BUFF, 3br, 2ba,
14'x80', 6/2 ac., $900 mo.,
1st, last & ref's. Horses & chil-
dren welcome (863)467-6960
WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)357-3639



-BANK REPO'S -
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694


MOBILE HOME: Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $5000.
863-467-2600
MOBILE HOME, in park, 2
sheds, remodeling done,
needs work, $6500.
(863)467-0954 Iv. msg.
PALM HARBOR HOMES
Certified Modular &
Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures.
(800)622-2832
PALM HARBOR HOMES
Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models MUST GO!
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832

Recreation



Boats 3005
Cam prs/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air
*gator type hull. Stainless bot-
tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-
ing motor,w/trailer $5000
(239)229-4875
AIR BOAT, 12 Ft. Trail Blazer
w/ trailer. Needs motor &
propeller. $2000 or best of-
fer. 239-438-6709
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT, Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$200. (863)763-3551
BOAT, Starcraft, 16 Ft., Semi-
V, 40 hp. Mercury, Trailer.
As Is. $500 or best offer.
(863)763-4643
DINGY- 11it, Avon, can take
up to 10hp motor, $275
(863)234-1994
FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star. Good con-
dition. $450. (863)763-0410
JON BOAT, 18ft., 115hp Mer-
cury outboard, center con-
sole, trolling motor. $1500
(863)634-9494
PONTOON BOAT, 20', with
trailer, 48hp Evinrude motor,
$1500. (863)634-4106
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038
VIP '79, 15', Bow Rider, open
front, 40hp Mere. outboard,
runs good, $2500.
(863)801-4709


CAMPER TOP - Fiberglass,
teal green, for stepside pick
up truck, asking $225 or
best offer. (863)357-6315
DODGE CAMPER- '78, incl.
Fridge, stove & bed. Fair
condition. Runs, 318 motor
$700. (863)342-42900
FORD '79 RV, 6 cyl., Needs
some work. $750 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7497
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '98- 30
ft, $10,000. Call
(239)810-9636
TRAVEL TRLR- 32ft, elec, AC,
fridge & water heater, great
hunting camper, needs some
work $2000 (863)467-1310



BOAT MOTOR, 14.1 hp, w/gas
tank & propeller. $400
(561)790-6589



HONDA 250F DIRTBIKE, '04,
$2500. (863)634-8734
KTM 125 SX DIRTBIKE, '03,
$1800 or best offer.
(863)634-8734


SUZUKI LTZ 400 '03- good
condition, all original, low
hours, $3500 or best offer
(863)983-6342
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633 or
(863)357-2271


YAMAHA 600 Grizzly 4x4,
1999, runs good, $2200.
(239)229-2974

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



BUW i525, '90, runs good,
cold a/c, sunroof, premium
wheels, $1500.
(863)677-4550
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, '96,
decent shape, long life left,
$3,000 or best offer.
863-634-5914
CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic,
pw windows. Restoration
project. $975 firm
(863)634-6601/256-3629
DODGE STRATUS RT- '97,
White, 4 cyl, 5 spd, Fixed
for racing. Needs Clutch.
$1500. Neg.-(239)324-2379
MERCEDES BENZ SEL- '85,
Runs good. Will get you
where you need to go!
$900. 772-263-0013
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747


FORD TBIRD '84, Cold a/c,
c/c, 74k. $1300.
(863)634-7789


CARPET- OE style, fits '07 Su-
perduty crew cab w/4x4 fl.
shift. Charcoal gray. Brand
new. $300 (863)697-0328
FLAME GRILL, for Chevy Sil-
verado, attachements includ-
ed, $20. (863)763-2230
RADIATOR FAN MOTOR- '94
Saturn & '89 Ford Taurus
water pump. $30.
(863)261-2511
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $100.
772)359-2923 or
863)467-5401
REAR BENCH SEAT, for Jeep,
Wranger, gray with belts &
lockable trunk option, like
new, $100. (772)332-1438
RIMS & TIRES, (6),. 8 lug,
800/ 16.5, $300 will sell
separately. (863)612-5676
SEATS- for 2006 Ford F150
PU truck, asking $500
(954)701-7358


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RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
(Beige) off of '08 Super Duty
ord Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather
TIRES & RIMS (4) Aluminum,
Mag, 5 lug. For Dodge Ram
Pickup. $200 or best offer
(863)612-5676
TONNEAU COVER - Fiber-
glass, for '04 Ford F150 p/u,
painted blue, has lock,
$500/neg. 863-697-3759.
WHEELS & TIRES- 4, 8 lug,
Aluminum wheels with tires.
$150. or best offer.
(863)634-7318


CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer (863)467-2328
CHEVY S10 PICKUP '85, 2
wheel drive, auto, runs
great, white, $600 or best
offer. (863)801-4519
DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
offer. (863)467-2328
DODGE DAKOTA '92, Ext. cab,
V6 Magnum. Runs good.
$2000 (863)467-4650
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $6900.
(863)675-1493
F350- '91, Lariat, Dually, New
starter, Reese hitch, Goose-
neck, 100 Aug. gal fuel tank,
$1500. (863)763-0669
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0013 Muse
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$25,500. (863)675-1493
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $750 or
best offer. (863)357-5867
S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd
manual, New paint & tires.
High mi., but runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)634-0399


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SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ OD. Runs
well. $2200 (561)261-0766


EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
bed. 2 & 5/16 ball. Bumper
pull. 16', 2 axles. Like new.
$2500. (863)467-6960
GOOSENECK TRAILER
In Okeechobee '05,32'-flat
bed-equip. ramps included
$7,000-call 800-924-4686
OPEN TRAILER- small, 4x8
w/high sides, spare tire,
jack, ramp in back, $600 or
best offer (863)824-8703 '


CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $1200. (863)612-0992-
CHRYSLER '02 Town & Codn-
try, 100K, 6 cyl, CD, A/C;
New tires. Exc. cond. $6000.'
Must see! (863)675-5816
FORD ECONOLINE- '89, Work
van, No A/C. Runs good.
$600. 863-484-0267


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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
POSTING DATE: July, 2007
CLOSING DATE. July 18, 2007 or Until Posiion is Filled
Okeechobee Utility Authority, local water and wastewater provider for approximately
9,000 customers in Okeechobee, Florida is seeking an experienced Executive
Secretary to perform secretarial and administrative duties, prepare letters, plan
and schedule meetings and appointments, conduct research and disseminate in-
formation by using telephone, mail services, Web steps and e-mail and travel ar-
rangements and maintain filing system including maintaining official records of
Okeechobee Utility Authority. The Executive Secretary is also responsible lor
scheduling and attending meetings and taking minutes and handling matters and
issues pertaining to the Board of Directors.
The position requires advanced level experience in MS Word and Excel. The ideal
candidate will have at least 5+ years experience in a secretarial role to senior
and/or high-profile executive and uses independent judgment to set priorities and
adjust as necessary to assure divisional deadlines and goals are met, providing
accurate, timely and effective executive secretarial functions for OUAs Executive
Director and other administrators. A pre-employment drug screening will be re-
quired.
The salary range is $28,492 - $42,738. Okeechobee Utility Authority offers an ex-
tensive benefit package that includes life and medical insurance. Relocation as-
sistance is not available for this position.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and resumes to:
Mr. John Haylord, Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
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Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 7, 2007 SPORTS 11


Rookie League All-Stars end seasonrma

By: Lorna Jablonski and grabbed a win from Marian- double elimination event. 2 loss to Volusia.
Okeechobee News na 8-5 on Sunday. Wednesday pit them against Team members were Jared
The Rookie League 8 and un Okeechobee took on a tough a heavily favored West Volusia Joyner, Alex Lopez, Logan Ether-
The Rookie League 8 and un- West Seminole County American American team. Volusia jumped Logan Ether-
der National All-Stars ended their team that was ahead 5-1 going ahead in the first inning 1-0, and ton, Cody Louthan, Logan Las- Community Links. Individual Voices.


season with a respectable fifth
,place finish on July 4 with a loss
'to West Volusia American 5-2.
The National All-Stars went
into Tuesday's game with a 1-1
record. They had already been
beaten by Bartow 9-1 on Saturday


into the final inning of play. The
Okeechobee team lit up their
bats and scored five runs in the
sixth inning to pull ahead of West
Seminole and capture the win 6-
5, guaranteeing the Okeechobee
team another day of play in the


then went ahead by four more
in the third. Okeechobee fought
back with two runs and held Volu-
sia scoreless for the next three in-
nings, but could not overcome
the deficit. They finished their bid
for a state championship with a 5-


key, Sean Osceola, Baron Stuart,
Colton Smith, Zakk Gopher, Dylan
Morris, Owen Hicks and Danny
Tijerina. They were coached by
Greg Joyner, Joey Morris and
Reno Osceola.


NASCAR tightens rules on suspensions


By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
,'DAYTONA BEACH (AP) --
When NASCAR suspended crew
chief Tony Eury Jr. for six weeks,
he figured he'd take his wife on
an overdue Hawaiian vacation.
Then he found a loophole
in his punishment: Although he
couldn't be in the garage area,
NASCAR wasn't banning him
from track property. And he was
only forbidden from using the
team's radio communications,
but text messaging, cell phones
and instant messenger were fine
to use.
- So Eury called off the trip to
-A ^ Maui and traveled to five of the six
races he was suspended from to
support driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
. -^That didn't sit well with chair-
man Brian France, who has in-
structed his officials to inform
suspended team members they
are not permitted to be on track
property during their punish-
ments.
The change comes as Eury's
suspension ends -- he's at Day-
tona International Speedway pre-
paring for Saturday night's race
-- but Hendrick Motorsports crew


AP photo/Terry Renna
NASCAR legend Richard Petty, center, signs autograph for
fans as he walks through the garage area at the Daytona Inter-
national Speedway Friday morning July 6 in Daytona Beach.
chiefs Chad Knaus and Steve Le- Nextel Cup director John Darby
tarte have five races remaining on said Thursday.
their penalties. That's where Eury went
"We'll throw the fear of God wrong.
into everybody and hope they He was somewhat discreet
don't be seen at the racetrack," about his presence for the first


four races, but many believe he
flaunted it last weekend at New
Hampshire when he parked his
motorhome on a hill outside the
track. He then climbed on top to
watch the race in a lawn chair,
equipped with his scanner and
a laptop computer so he could
aide Dale Earnhardt Jr. during the
event.
"He was parked up on the hill
with all the other fans, and I guess
there was no real discussions
about whether or not he could
participate as a fan and come to
the race," Earnhardt said. "They
never said he totally had to be off
the premises. If they had made
that clear, we would have defi-
nitely worked within 'their guide-
lines."
Eury believes France only
found out about the loophole in
suspensions this past week, and
is now working to close it.
"I know he's pretty mad about
the whole deal," Eury said. "But
we went to the proper people and
asked them what the rules were
and what they wanted us to do.
I just don't think he knew, to be
honest. Brian didn't know what
they were doing."


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By Tony Young
To me, the best part. about
hunting is not harvesting game
- but spending quality time
in the outdoors with good
friends and family. One of the
best ways to do that is through
dove hunting. And, with that in
mind, it's easy to see why great
dove hunts are in such high de-
mand and often difficult to find.
That's why the FWC created
its special-opportunity Dove
Club Program - to offer hunt-
ers the chance to experience
exceptional dove hunting on the
state's best public dove fields.
Dove Club permits allow one
adult and one youth (under age
16) to hunt all scheduled dates
for the dove field of their choice.
Permits cost only $150 and en-
able both hunters to take a daily
bag limit of birds. There are a
total of eight hunts on all but
one of the selected dove fields,
and all are half-day hunts and
take place on Saturdays.
There are seven special-op-
portunity dove fields scattered
throughout the state from as
far west as Pensacola to as far
south as Miami.
, One of the fields is on Fussell
Farm Public Small-Game Hunt-
ing Area (PSGHA) in Polk Coun-
ty. Another is on Allapattah Flats
PSGHA in Martin County.
The five remaining fields
might be familiar to some dove
hunters, and they are: Sch-
neider Farms PSGHA in Escam-
bia County, Caravelle Ranch in
Putnam County, Lake George
Dexter/Mary Farms Unit in Volu-
sia County, Hilochee in Lake
County and Frog Pond in Miami-
Dade County.
Last year, more than 1,200
hunters participated in the spe-
cial-opportunity dove hunts and
took nearly 2,700 birds, for an
average harvest of better than
two birds per hunter.
I Dove Club permits go on
sale at 10 a.m. (EDT) July 1,
and hunters can purchase these
season passes at any county tax
collector's office, license agent,
online at MyFWC.com/dove or
by calling toll-free 1-888 HUNT
FLORIDA. They're sold first-


Outta the

Woods

come, first-served, and the best
fields go quickly, so you'd better
get a move on.
In addition to Dove Club
permits, there's another permit
hunters might want to apply for;
in July, and that's a recreational
use permit.
Recreational use permits
were designed by the FWC to
keep certain wildlife manage-
ment areas (WMAs) within the
system. Landowners of these
properties were under heavy
pressure to lease their lands to
private individuals for hunting
chlbs. These clubs werewilling
to pay a lot more money for use
of the properties, so the FWC
created the Recreational Use
Program as a way to encourage
landowners by providing more
revenue to them, allowing these
10 properties to stay open to
public hunting.
These select WMAs are in the
northern half of the state, where
demand for premium hunting
land is high.
The areas are: Blue Water
Creek (Escambia County), Rob-
ert Brent (Gadsden and Liberty
counties), Flint Rock (Jefferson
and Wakulla counties), San
Pedro Bay (Madison and Tay-
lor counties), Nassau (Nassau
County), Grove Park (Alachua
County), Gulf Hammock (Levy
County), Twelve Mile Swamp
(St. Johns County), Relay (Fla-
gler County) and Ft. McCoy
(Marion County).
A recreational use permit al-
lows the permit holder and one
dependent youth to hunt, fish
and use the property for other
recreational activities. With the
exception of hunting, the per-
mit holder's spouse and other
dependent children also can
fish and use the property for
recreational purposes as well.
These permits provide great op-
portunities for families to enjoy
the great outdoors together with
activities such as camping, hik-
ing, horseback riding, ATV rid-


ing and wildlife viewing.
Get ahold of a 2007-2008 Rec-
reational Use Permit Worksheet
if you'd like to apply for one of
these great areas. Worksheets
can be downloaded from My-
FWC.com/hunting under "Rec-
reational Use" and are available
at FWC regional offices and tax
collectors' offices in close prox-
imity to the specific WMAs.
Worksheets may be submit-
ted online, at MyFWC.com/hunt-
ing or at any license agent or
tax collector's office beginning
at 10 a.m. (EDT) July 10. Per-
mits are issued first-come, first-
served, and once they go on
sale, you can check availability


at MyFWC.com/hunting under
"Limited Entry Hunts."
You may only apply for and
receive one recreational use per-
mit for the same area, and once
you get one, it can be renewed
annually for the next two years,
essentially making it a three-year
permit. Also, all applicants are
included in the antlerless deer
permit drawing, if those permits
are approved for the particular
area.
So if you'd like to join the
FWC's Dove Club or apply for
a recreational use permit, you
need to do it in July. Here's
wishing you luck in drawing the
hunt of your dreams.


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THIS HOME IS TOTALLY refurbished from top to bottom. Yard is community). Perfect for seasonal or full ime living.
fenced on three sides. There is a flooring allowance of $2000 for buyerto This home shows better than new. Built in 2003, it is
pick colors and carpet or tile. Everything has been redone inside, new immaculate, loaded with decorator touches and
paint, new sheetrock , new plumbing, new electric, new cabinets in some designer ishing. Iisa2 ahomewith
kitchenand baths and new rof Vacant andwaitng for a new owner. needed.So pos r asl e joy
Owner is a licensed Realtor. Home can be bought on two lots (.459 cool breezes from the lake. Totally concrete con-
acre) for $159500 or on a single lot for $119,500. MLS#93248 struchon with hurricane shutters. $189,900.


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Real Estate
Vicki and Perry Green
Sales Associates
863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962


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PRICED IN THE
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NEIGHBOR-
HOOD ON SE PRICE BLASTED TO JUST
35TH A; c And S72 000!
mobile is better than many of them!
Screened patio, dock, big
carport, lots of citrus!
Furniture list! You'll like the
interiors! Move-in ready!

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docks-plus its own private
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OK ACRES/10) ACRE PARCELS!
Seller Finannmg Aailable!
Plea-e call Dunald A Renfranz / Realtor
BEST-PRICED 10 ACRE Finaiwnmg Term. trlh A"r',. Cash down payieni 'elres '.dJ
PARCELSI ONLY3LEMI hold .a Firt MNurtgigeot bailane pavible inmimnthi p ntirn.nl
pnnne]l & .ntre st "l-..., r based on ) T am,.rtizanun c.
come to term (balloon payment at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
ALL DEVELOPER-OWNED OK ACRES LOTS ARE NOW PRICED AT $180,000 EACH! CALL
DONALD A. RENFRANZ DIRECTLY FOR LOT AVAILABILITY!
"These .:.tr:r.r.,i r- m: t-lic l r.:. pr;, r sale err st , TmLT.-:', , :r ih r.j j l ' Ir-.:u r, ' : :
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SERVICE * INTEGRITY � EXPERIENCE
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mlxon 634-1457 � John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 * Jeri Wilson 634-6056
License R l E t B Mark Goodbread 634-6999 - Sheryl Coonfare 634.1343
Licensed Real Estate Brokers Ron Staley 697-6221

104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945 * Corner Of SR 70 West &N.W. 7thAve.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com * Website: www.tucker-group.com


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8,500 Sq Ft, Heated & Cooled; No Equipment; Adequate
Parking. Lots 3 thru 12, Block 123, City of Okeechobee.
Excellent Opportunity @ $3,3,000


Call Bobby 863634M8677


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Irm.maculale" Ver- nri.e arid clear, 3.1 CBS
hon-e ..rI lenced a3rd 3l :,rm lhuners
screened porcr ard .red HCome ,i stualed on
3 .:oir,er lot and ra. a nice ward Make your
-ippO.inrmerl lodaV a9264.-6 Was $167,900
Asking $158,900


SLAKE .C-ESS CANAL
ih t 1-re ir' U01 .:1 ': 1 jleirer CES Horm in
Oijk ecr.t.:.'. Er-aisa- ' .o. 1-c anon on 1 arnd
1 . or. lake _7'-.e5 :andl f 907-1-
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NEWV CONSTRUCTION!
BRANDJL JEV1' 3r3 on pr.. ale lake in BHP I-Ihr home
hcsrE 2 natier utires .vth 2 erilran.e-s Oper ard airy
look oul o er tie prn.ate lake from be back porrh. 2
ouLtiuidri.: |10<14 and 1)-.12 Home also ras a
bonus room .ti,ch could ti' us -- as a 3n-la..quarler�-
9W1307!- $225,000


CBS 4-2/1
Hard.'.taid and rile flooring lile ii front porch
Seller .'ill pay IrM 6 mrrnlhn mortgage payn-enl-
princple & irieresl on a ?') yr mortgage No
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or. 11 sacrea c.rily a scriorl dn.e lto -s.h'-oli hoppingg.
hopiQl e I T-hr honte hat ri all' Fre-i, l pan1 in In
neural color. vD corplrlenl ary dclec :r �. Ne." arpael -
le.. Tle I ee.. Landscaping - Ne... Rrf - r Je . . C -
Long List a t aitble oi Ml Thrs H:.me Ha to. fic fr e
The, Horre is a Pleasure lo Sh,.'. Listang 'genl Must
E.e Pras'-en at Sho.~args 9W33518
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Sr rm rr.C maer suld. rt, PJib s-CLurir l' r-em
, &r-mi: rj3le r, crrL E-tras include . .'jIksh,:,p and
6 bay carp':'rl ., rconcrele slab 2 Sep. rate under
co : r R.'V ull rh.:okup. 30 amrrp & 50 *'mrp Fenrce
'..ih lecrm,- gafe and rerriore LIe. 4..ii1 sprinkler
avsysem and landscaping inr '07 C.-.r-,r anrd tbuvers
horre .-.arranrr on this home Pnce belo. appraisal
Close : to ,r foIcr con' enience" #'f936I0 $185,000


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SPACIOUS FLOOR PLAN
BeaUltul 005 3.'2 Dil'JMH or. 2 ,1t1 verly pa.
lori iloor p[lan I a:,, v .ard '. :.omplelely denied
Storage 'shed Be.',ar , .: dog or property,
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'L ,'io at It's Best"
Il', .-,r. re, dvi ' nr,. flour n .rrr;.mi :r'-fte in tie uri,-
rc.:.m ''per, ..::.r:spL 'paous ea rt-in ktchner. Ind':.-r
Luti r.,mn'., ,,kr.h i It.: .iloralie 1rae Er'Tlnor re-cenra
pa'irr'el Hurn: anre -rutirsr Palm ree. is, a qaled
r.i;. -r.Ja� l .riqi-e-iamnil, :oI'rmur.iNT H1- due0 include
.:'.mrr.rnuiT p;.xl -:unIt , ,aMe an-1 La'..r, ser ice
',nrii',.er s - l.m r or. : .r ' l '-'.rier is l;ernse3 real
-irte a.-er.t AWr',.i-:',4 $220,000
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2004- PLAIN HARBOR HOME
Large ittchern Irlih lot of cabinet o:'mplete GE appl-
anre pa:ka- Open I.in rm .'.uo:,mer .'om d burning
Itepl,.:e ard. c athiedral ceiling r uil.n corrpurer ,,'orl-
tb Larqc rriasler bedrc.on- and balbin .li roman
uib double any. separate sr,.o:e.r and ,.ali-in cklset
lr.',lev ,-,ed 1u 12 ,/t', AC Add,itinal "50 sq fL of
co ere itorage Home LVtrranr, r.hludJ-d 19316.i
$199,999


"When Only the Best
Will Do"
Legacy Court When only the best will
do....Ihis Pristine 3/2 CBS home in
homes only subdivision in Ihe SW
. section is perfect Home hosts ceram-
ic tile, large master suite and screen
room to enjoy the evenings. New roof,
sprinkler system and much more!
Seller will give a $2,000 floor
allowance. Easy to show. #93938
$269,000


Dlon I miss in.. lo-ely 3 2 DL'AlM .'. watched
garage ngrournd heated pc":,l ard bLautilul
lanai area hats screened '..ih almni area
Skylights Lnomar, shower kitchen rnook island
:-To e 2 1 . garage /1..1ih golf cart door pi, ale
,dock-boal 1.11 #90313 $299.000
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,3real In Le-Untrt PROFIT BLE BUSIIE .S Pe Your
'.' a', B:..' i Trn ,ng rFe .tairant j ,t ,r,n ii Hs -, , onbeak.
fail and. iunch,, .:rc..'.d le-'., central M'.., urn ilia h, rnot
been n-taill-d ie'L Lril or e-q'jiprrienl in Irsrin,, file Call
for v.aur app.:,,rinTent' This i a Ireacl tiui,,re -i. enurE
for ine -er,-u,� buve-r Building '5 lea' l IJe .4, pa - d
dr e..e, IoB oi parkign, spac-e Sup clean krcnhe-
and lits of renm adeling hna e been djora.' -.a 1t
Asking 5125,000


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I nib.nm erlandn f M . Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280 * Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261
- Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639 * Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
r a l g r F *Jonathan Bean......... 863-634-9275
re alty grou p, LLC o01ce: 863-763-8851 www.cumberland-realty.com


BRAND NEW HOMES located on 9 15 & 99 IN THE OAKS..., Beautful 3 BR 2 2 BA... 2 car ran ee onstructio n
6th Street, readyto move in. Asking $169,500. gar. Key West Style, CBS home located end of cul- keechobee Park. Tile 'sroughout, kitchen pliances, cel-
Call Elbert 863-634-7460. #93780 & #93781 de-sac. HarcMood floors. appl. included. $090(0. ing fans, double driveway. Geat Star Ready to move in.
REDUCED $249 o000 , II ,.,l air,,-, ; .-.: .. . Ar. I n lj Si f .tCil J .i .. , T..T:. ':, "-


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Looking for Waterfiont Property' L.:.n-:.ri r ,E L:,v , :. 4iiH" I'.,t .1 upE-, '.li '. $149,500 NOrW $1I5,0o0 1n y Reo.aIid, nI,, padnt 1.25 Acres adjacent to Kissimmee River. 2/1
18th & 31stStreet includes vaulted ceiling carpet, lake metal roof, newhurricaneshutters,ney pantedext inside and out new doors, new capet & vinylloor cover- mobile th big barn and huge screen room.
access, boat house, & sea #3487 CMe rr & teriorh a big bakyardpeectf play
access, boat house, & sea wl. # 3487 Cal Mesa CallMesa 86 2280.$19, ing, all newelectrical fixtures and plumbing fixtures. Ready Asking $106,000. Call Melissa 610-2280
Andd 610-2280. $179,000 to move in. Call Elbert 863-634-7460. #93546
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* ATTENTION INVESTORSI!! 'real buuper deal C.mmnie]rrial in.~tme.r,i .-, w.1%, rlurn & epi3l clienele lril retail ;pace Call Joe 863.610.1639
* MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE . 2 oi d:.riruJim Bo.,r, -.]'i ..n 129', i.t Ii.tr,, area H:.rre rl nbee ir, ,:onpleF-telr r.rr.ated 't .'e,n r all rew " nr.,,r cr aabinei-y Al pi rrti," ftiltur- rcl eale.Ct aic r .e beet n pgrad-
da irirn .u r i me Tra6 r fr,,~ e r, a greai deal a, l at11 1. Call EiN r 863-63 -'i- 'i
* LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BUILD YOUR NEW HOME?. Orange Bio-aorr Pari.n.in rs irn; e penri~L- ~_p 3C ualaotle lo0 1/3 afre .',ter im& fildeartTTare ri,,S.ed $25,000 ea. & the 3rd lot is
pnced at $30.000. S.ll r-spral'el)' or roga-rrer l'.I-nl 'r.:. .:'.nall Srell, ..74-5294
* NEWLY RENOVATED 212 HOME IN KING'S BAY rJ, painL rlor r o .r erio elecrrcal . rlrumbng it.iure., ceriral H. "C .7,*' appliance- le.. pc:.ol lerinin 5 clU OuDn .jprrleg ,]6 aT only $149.500
Call Elben 8t.3- . 4-; J60
* LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET? Tren ..e ra. ine pencrl place for you 2 lor 11 25 acres e,':hi llcatedr in the '.,k.ngiFrare area - sk.ng $2'0 000 eacn or ?55 000 i sIold
lojelher Call LIsa .3.6,a7.1.'161
*IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOLITUDE o a real get e..ay lor the weekend d irn,. CBS rome , bull on 1 ', acre:- .ilr, b eauliful palm iree= Property is mnin aran dry 1000 e.q 1 *w it",
one catnm on a beautiful .cunirr 1.:I all ii i113 . I0 ' Call Elber .%3-63 -4.-74'0
* 3 LOTS IN TAYLOR CREEK -2201 SE 33rd SlreeiS129,000 - 223- SE 32nd '6e 5119,000 * 75,, 110 .,ein great sea.a311202-1 SE 34m Lane Call P.lehssa 863-610-
7280
* TAYLOR CREEK ISLES LOT Gr,_eu deep 101 on magr, canal 2430 SE 271h *,e 5169.000 Call .lal,- ia Arnold 863 610-2280
* BRENTWOOD ESTATES. beaur,.rul ecludcd cula ac lot:1 .urrounded by oak trees and close 1.0 to ton
* 18.95 BEAUTIFUL ACRES in rin- NE ection Call Jo- 863-610-1639 Recent y reduced to 5426 375.


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2000 Dodge Dakota Sport, \.c.~r,&;aca-4A ...i5.995
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue OLS 75 ................5,995
2000 Buick Lasabre Special Edtion r.7- ......... 5.995
2004 Pontiac Montana Ext. ft; 'n P 3-. .........,995
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