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Bush firm on Iraq strategy


Havret wins
Scottish Open
LUSS, Scotland (AP) -- This
time, Phil Mickelson got a do-
over after hitting a wayward tee
shot at the 72nd hole.
The next one was even
worse.
A faulty driver cost Lefty
his first European Tour win, as
France's Gregory Havret rallied
to win the Scottish Open on the
first playoff hole Sunday.
Not exactly the sort of finish
Mickelson wanted heading to
the British Open, which begins
Thursday at Carnoustie, about
a two-hour drive away.
Sports, Page 12

Briefs


By Calvin Woodward
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
White House is holding firm
on its Iraq strategy in the face
of yet another effort to curb the
mission, proposed this time by
moderate Republicans the Bush
administration can ill afford to
lose.
President Bush's national se-
curity adviser, Stephen Hadley,
said Sunday the administration's
"very orderly process" for re-
viewing its Iraq plans should


be allowed to play out despite a
hurry-up initiative from two re-
spected GOP senators.
Hadley's reply was "No"
when asked whether Bush could
live with the proposal by Sens'
John Warner of Virginia and
Richard Lugar of Indiana. They
want to give the president until
mid-October to submit a plan
to restrict the use of U.S. troops
in Iraq to fighting terrorists and
securing borders and U.S. inter-
ests.
Bush is sticking to his plan


Sewing class: Children learn a
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to take stock of progress in Iraq
in September and decide on a
course of action from there, with-
out conditions, his aide said.
Hadley made the rounds of
morning television talk shows to
praise the initiative of the sena-
tors -- and turn thumbs down on
it.
done a useful ser-
vic :ating the kinds of
thi ve should be think-
in! Hadley said. "But
th, )egin that process is
Se .


"And the opening shot re-
ally ought to be to hear from
the commanders on the ground
who can make an assessment of
where we are."
The Senate's Democratic
leadership also is cool to the
Warner-Lugar proposal, but for
different reasons. Democrats
favor tougher steps to restrict
Bush's options, but need more
Republicans to peel away from
Bush before they can prevail.
The two GOP senators said
nothing in their proposal would


bind Bush to a withdrawal time-
table or throw the September
review off track. But it does sug-
gest patience is running thin with
Bush's course of action even
among some Republicans who
have been behind him.
"The president will have to
make some changes and I'm
confident the president will do
so," Warner said.
Democratic Sen. Joseph
Biden of Delaware, a presiden-
tial contender, predicted enough
See Iraq Page 2


Law targeting


speeders avoids


worst crash areas


Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick Hop-
kins of the Okeechobee County
Fire Department the burn ban
in Okeechobee County has
been lifted. For information call
63) 763-5544.

Glades County
burn ban limited
According to the Glades
.County Division of Emergency
Management parts of Glades
t- 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 watering.
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 Flori-
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmd.gov.

Drought Index
Current: 235
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.10 feet
Last Year: 12.27 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds 9,10
Comics 8
Community Events................... 4
Crossword 9
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports.................................. 12
TV ................................ ....... 10
Weather 2

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Okeechobee NewsNictoria Hannon
Mary Hurley shows Aalia Murphy and Julia Waldon how to press the seams on the tote
bags that they had made at the Beginner's Sewing Class at My Aunt's House.

Kids keep themselves in stitches

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
In suite number one at q
111 N.E. Second St. a different ,P
kind of summer camp is tak- .'
ing place. While most sum-
mer programs are geared to- b
wards simply keeping children .
entertained and broadening
their general knowledge, the
Beginner's Sewing' Class of-
fered through My Aunt's House
teaches participating children a
"We hadto start with teach-
ing the girls how to thread a
needle," stated Judy Watts,.I.
the originator of the program.
"Now they're doing terrific."
After the lessons in thread-
ing, each girl was given a bag
in which to keep their sewing .
kit. The sewing kits include T
scissors, thread and pins. Each -
girl then sewed buttons onto
the bag. After this, the girls Samantha DeVore is busily working to finish sewing her
tote bag on July 12 at the Beginner's Sewing Lessons
See Stitches Page 2 taking place at My Aunt's House.


MELBOURNE (AP) -- A state
law intended to punish speed-
ers on stretches of Interstate
95 known for speed-related
crashes bypasses the worst ar-
eas in favor of the home coun-
ties of the top lawmakers who
supported the bill, a newspaper
reported Sunday.
The law, signed in 2006 by
then-Gov. Jeb Bush, provides
for additional fines to speeding
tickets issued on stretches of 1-
95 with "a high incidence" of
speed-related crashes.
But when the first three en-
forcement zones were set, areas
with higher rataesJ high-speed
crashes were passed over in fa-
vor of the home counties of the
law's sponsors, a Florida Today
analysis found.
1-95 motorists currently face
increased fines in parts of Bre-


vard County, home of Rep. Thad
Altman, R-Viera; and Duval
County, home of-Sen. Stephen
Wise, R-Jacksonville. The third
zone is in Palm Beach County,
home of bill sponsor Sen. Jef-
frey Atwater, R-North Palm
Beach, which has the second
worst 1-95 speed-related crash
rate in the state, the newspaper
reported.
'A lot of times as things get
down to the wire you go with
what you're familiar with, and
with us it was Brevard," said
Rick Kendust, Altman's legisla-
tive assistant. "I don't think we
really had the time, to break
down where they ranked."
Florida Today analyzed more
than a million interstate crashes
between 2002 and 2005 to
See Speeders Page 2


Mourners pay


final respects to


Lady Bird Johnson


By Kelley Shannon
Associated Press Writer
STONEWALL, Texas (AP) -
- Lady Bird Johnson arrived at
her final resting place beneath
a canopy of oak trees Sunday,
beside the late President Lyn-
don Baines Johnson at the
family's ranch in the Texas Hill
Country.
Relatives and close friends
of the Johnsons said a final
goodbye to the former first lady
near the banks of the Pederna-
les River.
Grandson Lyndon Nugent
said Johnson made all her


grandchildren feel special,
whether she was taking them
on hiking and camping trips
or, especially in her later years,
quietly visiting with them at the
LBJ Ranch.
His mother, Luci Baines
Johnson, reminded her children
for more than three decades
that it was important to spend
as much time as possible with
their grandmother, whom they
called "Nini," because "she
might not be here tomorrow,"
Nugent said.
"Sadly, tomorrow has ar-
See Mourners Page 2


Mrs. Beedie Mae Thomas


remembers progress in Basinger


As told to
MaryAnn Morris
Mrs. Beedie Mae Thomas of
Basinger was kind enough to
share some of her recollections
of the mid-1900s. Mrs. Thomas
was born a Kilpatrick up in Kil-
patrick Hammock, now a part
of the Kissimmee Prairie Pre-
serve State Park. She married
Edgar Thomas in.1935.
"We didn't get electric up
here until 1949 -- that was the
Rural Electrification (a Federal
program), but I never thought
about not having it. It was just
the way it was and there's no
sense fussing about that.
"Before electric, we had a
hand pump for water, so there
was an outside toilet, a wood
stove and you used a flat iron
to iron with. You had to have


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pioneers and history


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at least two of those. One to
heat up on the stove while you
ironed with the other.
"Then in '45, 1 got a gas
stove (propane) and then, like
I said, electric in '49.
"Telephone we got in 1958
and the way we did that is
about eight or ten of us got to-
gether and paid so much each
for one. That was a party line.
(A party line meant that all ten


or so families were on one line
and each family had its own
ring: one long ring or two longs
and a short, three shorts and
so forth and so on). It wasn't
until later you had private lines
here.
"Back then, you had your
garden, so you had fresh veg-
etables all year you did two
plantings, one in spring and an-
other in fall. It seems like you
could tell when the seasons
would come, not like it is now.
"But we planted green
beans, turnips, mustard, col-
lards, Irish potatoes and then
sweet potatoes and cabbage.
The potatoes would keep pret-
ty well back ten, not like now. I
don't know what the difference
is.
See Basinger Page 2


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The first two telephone operators in Okeechobee; Byrd Size-
more on left and Lucile Evans.


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VFW Post sponsors Operation Shoebox
OKEECHOBEE -- Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is looking for all
family members -- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or moth-
ers -- of those serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf.
The post is sponsoring Operation Shoebox and would like to
send packages to active military personnel from Okeechobee.
Please call (863) 697-2930, or e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.
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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).

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Stitches
Continued From Page 1
learned how to make tote bags
and pillows.
"Mary Hurley made the pat-
terns and tasks that the girls had
to know step-by-step before start-
ing," stated Ms. Watts. "A lot of
time was involved in that." ,
These tasks include step-by-
step directions for each project,
as well as a sample of what the
fabric should look like after that
step.


Basinger
Continued From Page 1
"Later on in the spring you
could plant your corn and black-
eyed peas. We'd can everything
we didn't need just then so we
always had vegetables.
"There was no refrigerator, so
you'd cook what you would eat
for that meal and if there was any-
thing left, it went to the hogs or
the dogs. When things were tight
you planned pretty close. But we
had chickens, so we had eggs ev-
ery day and you milked your cow
twice a day, so you always had


At this time the program is
scheduled to end on July 26,
though Ms. Watts said she would
be happy to continue during the
school year.
"Once school starts, if the girls
can agree on a day we will stay
in the afternoon to continue les-
sons," she stated. "They are inter-
ested in sewing and that makes it
easier to teach them."
Most of the material they use
has been donated by members
of the community, as has the four
sewing machines used by the
children.


milk and cream. Meat, you salted
and smoked and it would keep a
good long time that way.
"I rendered my own lard and
it would keep three months or
so without turning. Now it won't
keep like that.
Then you had guavas they
grew wild and we picked them
and made jelly and canned them
and the wild huckleberries, too
and canned those for pie.
"What I wouldn't give for a
good huckleberry pie with that
good cow cream right now!
"I went to the Basinger School
they're talking about how to re-
store. We had three or four to a


"We had originally planed
to make dresses this summer,"
stated Ms. Watts. "But when we
saw where the girls were we de-
cided to start from the beginning.
If we continue through the school
year we will be able to make the
dresses."
The program is made pos-
sible through a grant form the
Children's Services Council. Be-
fore school ended the children's
council invited organizations to
propose summer activities for
local children and this class was
among the activities that were ap-


class. I was in the same class with
Edgar Thomas, Christine Camp-
bell and Amy Sloan, she's a Davis
now. My first teacher was Miss
Lottie Raulerson, you've heard of
her and a Mrs. Pridgen and then
there was Rodney Durrance and
another man. They'd teach two
or three years and then go some-
where else. When I went there
were just two rooms. They added
a third room later.
"Our cars started with a Model
A Ford, we had them and then so
on... They got around, even in the
wet."
Mrs. Beedie Mae pointed out a
lemon tree there in the yard.


proved.
"If the grant is available again
next summer, we would love to
continue this program," com-
mented Ms. Watts. "We've had
some of the girls waiting to start
at 8:30 arm. -- the class doesn't
start until 9."
The program has been as big
a hit with the volunteers as it has
with the students.
"I have enjoyed it because I
have seen how much the young
girls are enjoying something that
I've always loved," stated Ms.
Hurley.


"That's a native lemon. They
call it a "rough lemon" because
the skin's so bumpy. The rootstock
of that tree is over 100 years old.
"There was an old woman
who lived nearby. She just died
a couple years ago, and she said
that tree was here when she was a
girl. It'll freeze out and I'll be afraid
it's gone, but it always comes
back. That big oak tree keeps it
sheltered, so I don't have the oak
tree trimmed back.
"In years when there're a lot of
lemons, I juice them and freeze
the juice in ice cube trays. Then
when I want a lemon pie, I can
make one anytime."


Okeechobee Forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and thun,.
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be east
at 5 to 10 mph with a 40 percent chance of rain.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind
will be east at 5 to 10 mph with a 20 percent chance of rain.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be around 90. The wind will be east at 5 to 10 mph
with a 40 percent chance of rain.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 70s with a
20 percent chance of rain.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90 with a 40 percent chance of
rain.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s with
a 20 percent chance of rain.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90 with a 40 percent chance of
rain.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s with
a 20 percent chance of rain.
Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the lower 90s with a 40 percent chance of rain.

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Community Events


SFWMD to host public meeting Aug. 4
There will be a meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until
noon at the South Florida Water District (SFWMD) Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center, Bank of America Building. The purpose of this meeting
is to provide an opportunity for SFMWD to meet with community
members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissim-
mee River Restoration Project and recreational opportunities avail-
able for you on SFWMD land. For information, call Jeff McLemore
at (800) 250-4200, ext. 3022.nity Events

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

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

Main Street plans fundraiser
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Okeechobee Main Street, Inc., will be host
a 100 Target Fun Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation. Check-in begins
at 8 a.m. and the course will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to
team and individual shooters. There will be drawings, door prizes
and a barbecue lunch. For information, call the Okeechobee Main
Street at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first
Thursday of every month beginning Aug. 2. Each meeting will be
held from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., room 113. Cancer patients, survivors and supporters are
all invited. The group will share stories and encourage each other
as we take this journey. This support group will provide participants
with information, resources, support, guest speakers and devo-
tional time and will help comfort during either your battle or you
loved one's battle with cancer. For information, call the First Baptist
Church at (863) 763-2171.

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor
courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants
must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday,
Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5
per hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee
Hospice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or Dee at
(863) 634-0492.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor World-
view Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W. 28th St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be
Ken Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse and Ron
Carlson. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can
be obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church
at (863) 763-2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.



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Guest Commentary


Psychiatric drugs merely cover up symptoms


By-Laurie Anspach


A recent newscast from CNN
in Atlanta cited the story of a
woman who didn't like the way
her husband was handling the
family finances. She wanted to
start keeping the books herself
but didn't want to insult her hus-
band. Per the story, the doctor
suggested she try an antide-
pressant to make herself feel
better.
She got the antidepressants,
and she did feel better, according
to Dr. Dworkin, a Maryland M.D.
and author of the book "Artifi-
cial Unhappiness: The Dark Side
of the New Happy Class." "But
in the meantime," he said, "the
woman's husband led the family
into financial ruin."
Locally, here in Florida, the re-
cently publicized case of Victoria
Jessica Warren, is much more on-
point as to the damage that can
result from drug solutions.
Victoria Warren, a woman
who, according to public records,
had been "treated" for depression
with "medications" dating back
to at least to December 2004, In
spite of this long-term psychiatric
intervention, in June of this year,
while hallucinating "demons"
in her 2-year-old son (one of the
known side effects of psycho-ac-
tive medications, not to mention
suicidal ideation, according to the
Black Box Warning issued by the
FDA), this mother literally stabbed


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or
to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a
business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are
due in September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863)
763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
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.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
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 Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner
at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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.
AA. 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.
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.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second
St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.


her child to death and then tried
to kill herself.
This is a textbook case, right
out of the FDA play book.
While Dr. Dworken is right
when he correctly concludes that
"Doctors are now medicating un-
happiness," and that "too many
people take drugs when they re-
ally need to be making changes
in their lives," the Warren murder
case is an important indicator of
the hitherto carefully hidden dark-
er side to this "Brave New World"
solution to human problems.
Psychiatric drugs, even when
they appear to work, simply cov-
er up symptoms, like any other
drug, including cocaine, heroin,
morphine and others. They do
not fix the underlying problem.
At best, they leave the person in
a somewhat disconnected state
such as the woman whose hus-
band finally drove their family to
bankruptcy, while she "felt bet-
ter" thanks to modern mind-al-
tering drugs. Bankruptcy is bad
enough.
But what about the murder of
little children?
Psychiatric front groups would
argue that Jessica Warren simply
needed more mental health care.
But the evidence clearly shows
that the majority of senseless vio-
lence committed in this country
is by individuals who were al-
ready thoroughly in the hands of
the mental health system. Most
of them had never committed a


violent act prior to being put on
mind altering psychiatric drugs.
These cases, exemplified by
the Warren case, are plainly and
simply failures of an unworkable
system that has no cures to its
record and none on the horizon.
Many of these people have al-
ready been institutionalized. They
have already been drugged. Yet
their condition deteriorates rather
than improves. The evidence is
in. The current so-called "mental
health" system is nothing more
than a huge failed experiment
that has blood on its hands.
After decades of more and
more government funding and
mandated insurance payments
to the best that psychiatry has to
offer, the statistics tell the story.
There are no cures in psychiatry.
There are only people who are
drugged and/or electric shocked
until they either no longer com-
plain, or until their brains and
minds are so out-of kilter that
they commit incredible harm to
themselves and others.
At least eight of the recent
school shootings were commit-
ted by children who were docu-
mented to have been on mood al-
tering prescription drug cocktails.
In Florida, the public records of all
suicides by teenagers for the five-
year period 2000-04 when child
suicide stats were consistently on
the decline, more than 50 percent
of those children who took their
own lives had been under psychi-


Community Events


Vacation Bible school planned
Avalanche Ranch is this year's theme for vacation Bible school
at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., from 5:30 un-
til 8:30 p.m., July 16-20. Activities will be for grades kindergarten
through sixth grade. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863)
763-0550.

Community Action advisory board to meet
The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency advisory board
will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in the conference room at
437 N. Seventh St. in Fort Pierce. For information, call the St. Lucie
County Community Services Division at (772) 462-1777.

Fundraiser benefits The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a fundraiser at
the KOA Kampground on U.S. 441 S. from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thurs-
day, July 19. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to re-open
the center at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets for the steak or chicken
dinner are $25 per person or $125 per table. The guest speaker will
be Tim DeTellis. For information, contact Laurie Garner at (863)
634-8523.

Business woman's lunch meeting set
A business woman's networking and luncheon meeting will be
held Friday, July 20, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrot
Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by
lunch at noon. Those attending are asked to bring give-away items,
flyers, brochures, business cards and either a friend or business
associate who wants to see their business grow. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100; or, by e-mail at www.
flainjurylawyer.com.

Benefit to help needy and homeless
Style Studio custom motorcycle shop and Tattoos with Style will
present a benefit to help Okeechobee's needy and homeless on
Saturday, July 21. There will be a hog roast, 50/50, door prizes and
DJ California Fats. All proceeds will go to Big Lake Missions Out-
reach. For information, call (863) 357-5944.

Collaborative Council meeting set for July 24
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vice Network, will meet Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the Okeechobee School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. Immediately following the CCC meeting, there will be a brief
planning meeting for those interested in partnering in a local Health
and Safety Fair.

VFW hosting karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on July 28,
Aug..11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The
league is open to the public. Everyone is eligible to enter including
karaoke hosts and members of bands. For information call David
Lee at (863) 697-9002, or Bill at (863) 763-0828.

Cattle drive and ranch rodeo slated
Okeechobee Cattleman's Association and Okeechobee Main
Street will celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy on
Saturday, July 28. Festivities begin with a cattle drive west of his-
toric Flagler Park that will travel east on S.R. 70 to the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center. There is no admission to this family event.
Activities at the Agri-Civic Center include cowboy poetry, music,
cowboy art, vintage wagons, barbecue and more. The ranch hand
rodeo will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call program manager
Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Ranch hosting July 28 barn dance
Saturday, July 28, MI-CIN Ranch, 1000 N.E. 50"1 Drive, will host
a barn dance from 7 until 11 p.m., following the Cattle Drive and
festivities at the Agri-Civic Center. There will be a cow horse exhi-
bition, and a roping exhibition by D.R. Daniels. The event will be
catered by Dominique's Bar and Grill. There will be a cake walk
and much more. Tickets are $10 per person, and all proceeds will
go to Hospice of Okeechobee. For information call Mike at (561)
635-1267, or Cindy at (561) 236-8990.

Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will host a vaca-
tion Bible school for youth between the ages of 4 and 13 beginning
Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For
information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.

Church plans city prayer time
Every Friday throughout the month of July, the Haven of Rest
Church will host a prayer and fasting time to pray for the city of
Okeechobee from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Pastor Tom and Rachel at (863) 357-3053.


atric care.
When is "enough" enough?
Thanks to the FDA's Black Box
Warnings issued by the FDA, we
are starting to see a downward
trend in the use of anti-depres-
sants, but these still remain the
most highly prescribed drugs in
the country.
And you can-be sure that the
psychiatrists and their financially
rich pharmaceutical cohorts
will be doing everything in their
power to pervert the statistics
and attempt to boost their profits
through their unbridled advertis-
ing campaigns, painting a picture
of happiness through drugs --
passing over and never admitting
the truth about the death and de-
struction that will crush the lives
of innocents like Jeremiah [War-
ren], who bled to death while his
mother then tried to kill herself.
How much more evidence of
psychiatric failure do we need be-
fore we as a society rise up and
demand and end to this destruc-
tive practice? In the meantime,
the least we can do is demand
that full disclosure and real "in-
formed consent" along with a list
of non-harmful, proven workable
alternatives which are available is
present before anyone is permit-
ted to accept these drugs as the
answer to their life's problems.
Editor's Note: Laurie Anspach is the
executive director of the Citizens
Commission on Human Rights.





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Jon Geitner, branch manager of Seacoast National Bank
with a Certificate of Appreciation for the bank's sponsor-
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WILTON MANORS -- Governor
Charlie Crist signed legislation
creating the Children and Youth
Cabinet. The cabinet will consist
of 15 members and will coordi-
nate state agencies and programs
that deliver children's services.
"We have an obligation to pro-
tect the most vulnerable among
us -- our children. I am grateful
to the members of the Florida
Legislature and to the thousands
of parents, teachers, community
leaders, and volunteers who put
Florida's children first," said Gov-
ernor Crist. "I am confident the
Children's Cabinet will streamline
the distribution of critical services
to ensure that Florida will remain
the best place to grow up."
House Bill 509 creates the
Children and Youth Cabinet as a
council within the Executive Of-
fice of the Governor. The cabi-
net is charged with developing
a strategic plan to promote col-
laboration, creativity, increased
efficiency, information sharing,
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tween and within state agencies
and organizations. The Governor
and the Florida Legislature will
receive an annual report detailing
the cabinet's progress.
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net will consist of 15 members
including the Governor, who will
serve as chairman, the secretaries
of the Department of Children and
Families, Department of Juvenile
Justice and the Agency for Health
Care Administration and the di-
rectors of the Agency for Persons
with Disabilities and the Agency
for Workforce Innovation. Other
members include the State Sur-
geon General; Commissioner of
Education; director of the Guard-
ian ad Litem Office and the chief
child advocate. Additionally, the
Governor will appoint five mem-
bers who are representatives
of children and youth advocacy
organizations, but who are not
service providers. Members will
meet six times a year in different
regions of the state in an open,
public forum.


Obituaries


Christopher
'Cooter' Thomas
Christopher "Cooter" Thomas,
age 18, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, July 14, 2007 in Okeechobee.
He was born Aril 23, 1989 in Pa-
hokee, and was a lifetime resi-
dent of Okeechobee. He was a
member of the 4-H Club, loved
music, fishing, swimming, going
to the beach and
hanging outwith
his friends.
He is sur-
vived by: his :
father, David .
Thomas (Dorthi
Plant); mother,
Trish (Donnie) .'
Metzcher; broth- Christopher
ers, Westbn Thomas
Thomas, Ste-
phen Plant, Jay Plant, all of
Okeechobee and Ryan Metzcher
of Orlando; sisters, Paislea Plant
and Mandy Metzcher, both of
Okeechobee and Keri (Cory)
Lee of Japan; paternal grand-
parents; John (Judy) Thomas of
Okeechobee and Steve (Sandy)
Cartner of Bradenton; maternal
grandparents, Geraldine (Larry)
Street of Orlando, Richard (Sher-
ry) Chance of Detroit, Mich. and
Betty Metzcher of Okeechobee;
and, many aunts, uncles, and
cousins also survive him.
Visitation will be held Wednes-
day, July 18, 2007 from 10 a.m.
until service time at noon at the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. In-
terment will follow at Evergreen
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Cypress An ideal choice for wet sites


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Rains and summer tempera-
tures in Florida bring visions of
swamps and gators. A lasting
symbol of our freshwater areas is
the Cypress Tree. But as Hendry
County Extension Director Gene
McAvoy reminds us in this week's
column, the Cypress can also do
well out of water as well.
Cypress trees have ruled their
watery domain as the lords of
southern swamps, sloughs and
other wetland areas for millions
of years. Cypress is a conifer and
is related to its long-lived relatives,
the famed redwoods and sequoi-
as of California. Unlike other coni-
fers, cypress trees are deciduous:
that means they shed their needles
(leaves) in the fall.
Two kinds of cypress trees are
recognized in Florida, the bald-
cypress (Taxodium distichum var.
distichum) and the pond-cypress
(T distichum var. nutans). Both
species share a number of charac-
teristics, which sometimes make
identification tricky.
The bald-cypress is generally
much larger and is more widely
distributed than the pond-cypress.
Pond-cypress needles tend to be
held more closely to the twig than
bald-cypress, whose needles stand
at nearly right angles to the twig.
In addition, pond-cypress thrives
in characteristic stands called
domes or strands. These areas are
poorly drained and have nutrient-
poor soils around ponds or natu-
ral depressions. The bald-cypress
is typically found on nutrient rich
seasonally flooded sites.
Trees with knees
These mossy monarchs are
well known for their fluted base
or buttress, which can range in
form from conical to bell-bot-
tomed or bottle-shaped. The most
distinctive characteristic of cypress
trees is their unique root system.
On wetter sites, the shallow and
widespread root systems give rise
to the peculiar aboveground coni-
cal structures known as "knees."
These "knees" can take on an
astonishing variety of forms and
even form the basis for many well
known local attractions -- like Tom
Gaskin's Cypress Museum in near-
by Palmdale.
The size of cypress knees and
the width of the buttress on an
individual tree is directly related
to water level. The function of
cypress knees is somewhat mys-
terious. They were thought to aid
the roots in gas exchange under
flooded conditions but removal of
the knees seems to have no ill ef-
fect on the tree.
They have feathery light green
needles which turn an attractive


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The buttressed roots of cypress appear when the tree grows in standing water.


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IFAS EXTENSION
red brown before they drop in
the late fall. In winter, the bare
trees reveal their many colorful air
plants. The coarse grey bark con-
tributes to making the cypress an
appealing tree for landscape use.
Bald-cypress is also a favored nest-
ing place for many of our larger
wading birds and raptors.
A Florida
friendly choice
While cypress trees are an ob-
vious choice for wetter sites and
aquascaping around water fea-
tures, bald-cypress is tolerant of
drier upland sites and is frequently
used in parks and as a residen-
tial shade tree. As an ornamental
specimen, the bald-cypress offers
a unique appearance, symmetri-
cal shape, fairly rapid growth rate
and excellent disease resistance.
Bald-cypress matures at 100-
120 feet or more in height and
may have a trunk of 3-5 feet in di-
ameter. Site selection is important
to assure that the seedling planted
today has plenty of room to reach
its full potential. Both species tol-
erate a wide range of soil types
and require little fertility, making
them ideal for low maintenance
Florida Yards.
These trees should be planted
in full sunlight for best growth al-
though they will perform well un-
der high drifting shade. Container-


ized plants of several different sizes
and prices are widely available in
our area nurseries. Mature seeds
gathered from under cypress trees
can be germinated fairly easily by
the enterprising gardener and will
produce a nice size tree for plant-
ing into the landscape in a few
years.
Cypress pests
Cypress suffers from few pest
and disease problems. The only
disease of any consequence is
a fungal pathogen that causes a
condition known as pecky heart-
wood rot. Wood infected by this
fungus looks like it has been at-
tacked by wood boring insects but
it retains its strength and durabil-
ity. The effect on cypress lumber
is considered rustic when used as
interior paneling and is referred to
as pecky cypress.
Bald-cypress, in particular, may
be defoliated by a leaf roller, which
can reduce tree vigor and growth
rate. Control may be warranted
on smaller landscape specimens
but is generally not practical on
larger trees.
Cypress mulch
A larger threat to cypress trees
is the practice of harvesting natu-
ral stands of these trees to pro-
duce mulch for our lalscapes.
Originally, cypress mulch was a
by-product of lumber products,
but as the popularity of ground
wood mulch increased, the de-
mand for clear-cutting cypress
domes increased. And along with
the trees goes the air plants and
habitat for wildlife.


A fallacy is that cypress mulch
is resistant to rotting when used
for mulch. This idea comes about
since dense heartwood from
cypress trees does resist decay.
However, much of the mulch
comes from the outer younger
sapwood that is not nearly as re-
sistant to decay. The average bag
of cypress mulch is not likely to
last much longer than any other
kind of ground wood mulch.
Cypress trees are becoming
more popular as folks discover
there versatility as a landscape tree.
In addition to their multi-faceted
appeal and contribution to the
Florida-look in the landscape, cy-
presses provide important habitats
for many other species. A number
of colorful epiphytes (air plants)
such as bromeliads, orchids and
ferns grow on their trunks and
branches. The air plants and or-
chids cause no harm to cypress
or other trees where they grow -
- they only take up space.
A recent news release from
the University of Florida talks an-
nounced that a biological control
measure (an insect) is combating
an "evil weevil". This beetle and
its larva eat up many of these na-
tive bromeliads.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Cypress trees, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu
or call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 3
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


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At the Movies .


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 13,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Harry Potter The
Order of the Phoenix" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Transformers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "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
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7, and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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down!" and all six of the children
attacked her, knocking her to the
ground, then groping and hitting
her.
Nora is 73 and only 5 foot 2.
Her oldest grandchild is 5 foot 7
and weighs 140 pounds. All of the
grandchildren are large for their
ages. The youngest, who is 7,
weighs well over 70 pounds.
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took the beating because she was
afraid if she fought back, she'd be
turned in for child abuse. I told
her I'd have whacked that 13-
year-old monster so hard he'd
think twice about ever pulling a
stunt like that again.
Now she's-afraid of her grand-
kids because, even though their
parents eventually pulled them
off her, they did nothing to pun-
ish the children for their aggres-
sive behavior. Is there anything
older people can do to defend
themselves against delinquents?
Shocked in Topeka
DEAR SHOCKED: Are you
talking about delinquent children
or delinquent parents? Nora's
grandchildren were obviously
never taught by their parents the
importance of behaving respect-
fully around adults, particularly
elderly adults who can be frag-
ile. They could have caused their
grandmother serious harm. That
the behavior went unpunished is
extremely disturbing because if
P*. parents don't bother to teach their
children right from wrong, their
misbehavior could escalate.
While the incident you de-
scribed might be considered "fun
and games" when it occurs be-
tween children, when it happens
with an adult it becomes assault
and battery. In Nora's case, it
could be considered elder abuse.


There are two ways to protect
oneself from "delinquents" of any
age who act like this. The first is
to avoid people who do not un-
derstand boundaries because
their lack of judgment could
sooner or later cause great bodily
harm. The second is to notify the
police and seek immediate medi-
cal attention.

*DEAR ABBY: How do you
tell people you just don't like them
and don't want to be friends any-
more? My husband, daughter and
I are "friends" with a family we
became acquainted with when
our daughter was in first grade.
That was three years ago.
This family is annoying and
loud, and we can't seem to' dis-
tance ourselves from them. They
constantly call for playdates and
dinner dates. The kids get along
well, but my husband and I do
not like this couple and prefer
not to spend our social time with
them. How do we distance our-
selves without offending them?
- Stuck in San Antonio
DEAR STUCK: Since when
did an invitation to get together
become a command perfor-
mance? You are under no obliga-
tion to accept every invitation that
is offered to you. The kindest way
to extricate yourselves would be
to simply not be available every
time they want to get together.
Cultivate other friendships for
yourselves and your daughter.
P.S. I am not advising you to
necessarily end the friendship
between the children. But when
you arrange time for them to get
together, make it a time when
they are dropped off at each oth-
er's homes.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write
Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.
com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Ange-
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LARGE BLACK DOG- female,
vic of Hwy 441 Call to identi-
fy (863)357-3249
PIT BULL- Male, Found near
hospital. Mon. 7/2/07.
Please call to identify.
(863)447-6507


BLACK LAB- 7 yrs old, Crate
trained. Good w/kids & small
dogs. Free to good home.
(863)517-1704 Wayne

BLACK MOUTH CURR, (9),
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to good homes only.
(863)634-7577
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(863)357-6930

LAB MIX DOGS, 1 brown
male, 1 black female, 11
months old. To good homes,
room to run. (561)719-4178
PUPPIES, Free to good home
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wheels for off-road use. Free
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Sales 230



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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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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 I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
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Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
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Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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WINDOW UNIT, Hampton Bay,
good condition. $75
(561)790-6589


WANTED: FLORIDA ART
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H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
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CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
$150 (863)675-1113
FREEZER: Large w/ Locking
capability. Mint condition.
Great for the hunter. $300
(561)951-6088
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
White, $75. (863)675-2348


REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4
cu ft, frost free, side by side,
green, good cond., $75
(863)763-1361
STOVE, FRIDGE, WASHER &
DRYER- All in good working
condition. $125. or will sep-
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STOVE- Gas, Magic Chef, 20",
Excellent condition. $125.
(863)467-1530
STOVE- good shape, $50
(863)447-5985
STOVE- Kenmore, Self clean-
ing, Smooth top, white. Exc.
cond. Moving, Must sell
$250. Neg. (863)634-3841
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401 .
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Heavy duty. Extra Ig.
capacity. Works great. $250.
(863)675-4443
WASHER, Kenmore, 3 yrs.
old, $75. (863)634-3650



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


HAIR STRAIGHTENER- Maxi
Glide, used only once. Paid
$140 asking $80
(863)357-8265


UTILITY BICYCLE 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
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PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.

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Installation of Storm
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Rain Gutters
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863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
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CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $200. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes
Fire Truck with mattress. Ex-
cellent condition. $75.
(863)675-0600
TRIPLET STROLLER- Do you
need a ride for three? Ingle-
sina, very lightly used. $395
(863)228-0244


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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North


CHINA- Lennox dinnerware
pattern, Starlight complete
w/extra pcs for 8 chosen FDR
WH $1995. (863)467-7718


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


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
1000)- Racing & Comic, late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $300
or best offer! 863-763-8943



DELL SCHOOL COMPUTER:
Window XP Etc. $150.
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tion. $150. (863)983-4940
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cessor. Trade Apple laptop
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Like new. $350. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8161
FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer (863)763-67.47


BED FRAME, Queen/King, $25
(863)805-2801
BED, Queen, headboard, foot-
board & rails. $60
(863)805-2801
BED/RM SUITE- 5 piece with
Full size bed, Mattress & box
springs. Like new. $350.
(863)763-3551
BEDROOM SUITE, 6 pc.
Queen, white, w/mattress &
boxsprings, excellent condi-
tion. $200 (863)467-7659
BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
dition, with mattresses. $150
(239)842-0040
BUNK BEDS- Wood, includes
mattresses. Badcock brand
w/horse on end. Good cond.
$150 neg. (863)635-2487
CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABINET- dark wood,
asking $125 (863)467-6088
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5. shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
CHINA CABINETS (2), White
w/gold trim, glass doors &
shelves, 74"hx40"wx17"d.
$200/both. (561)790-6589
COFFEE TABLE, Oak w/glass
inlay top. $25
(863)763-7931
COUCH & LOVESEAT, dark
green, leather, good condi-
tion, $150. (863)763-5067


DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING ROOM TABLE, Broy-
hill, Pine, Knotted Wood. 2
leaves makes 8 ft. long.
$100. (561)951-6088
DINING TABLE- With matching
china cabinet, 4 chairs &
leaf. Good cond. $600 neg.
(863)635-2487
DRESSER- Western Solid
wood. Iron fixtures. Like
new. $200. (863)465-6777
DRESSERS, 1 white, 1 brown.
$80 for both, will separate.
(863)467-5756
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Holds 32" television, made
of solid wood, has drawers.
$175 (239)839-0795
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- 10'x7',
White, Orig. $4000. Will sell
for $300. or best offer.
(863)467-8161
LEATHER CHAIR, Red, 6
months old, excellent condi-
tion, paid $600, asking $400
(863)763-0583
LOFT BEDS with attached
desk, 2 black metal, $70/will
separate. Call
863-763-8572.
LOUNGE CHAIR, Small, beige,
$25 (863)467-5206
LOVESEAT -iw/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729
MATTRESS & BOXSPRINGS,
New condition, full size. $75
(863)467-5206
MATTRESS- Queen/King. New
in plastic. $189
(561)848-8765
MATTRESS- Twin/full, new in
plastic. $139
(561)848-8765
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $295 or best offer.
(863)673-2593
SLEEPER SOFA: Floral design.
Excellent condition. $175.
(863)763-5216
SLEEPER SOFA, Gray plaid
queen. $100 (863)763-7931
SWIVEL ROCKER- Green,
good condition. $25
(863)610-0020
TABLE, 40" round, wooden, 2
chairs. $70 (863)697-2704
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf
& 6 chairs, great condition.
$150(239)842-0040



GOLF CART- E-Z Go with
dumper/gas. Good condition.
$2500 (772)341-3707/
(863)467-2104


CARBINE RIFLE, 30 caliber
with 30 round clip, $300.
(863)763-5323
CZ-52 WALNUT GRIPS- good
condition, .223 timbs, $200
(863)697-1443


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OKEECHOBEE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Technically oriented position that will operate in a team envi-
ronment with field personnel from the Natural Resources Con-
servation Services and the FL. Dept. of Agriculture. Perform
on-site and engineering evaluations of soil and water related
projects, water quality sampling, data collection, elementary
survey analysis and report on-site evaluations of construction,
implementation and operation and maintenance pursuant to all
Best Management Practices. Follow up with agricultural pro-
ducers regarding implementation of approved conservation
plans and provide technical assistance relating to operation
and maintenance of management and/or engineered practices.
Provide training and education programs to agriculture indus-
try. Computer knowledge required. Bookkeeping and Quick
Books experience preferred.
Submit resumes by July 27th to Soil & Water Conservation
District, 452 US Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or by fax
863-763-6407


CHARLES DALY PUMP SHOT-
GUN, 31/2" chamber & 22
Single Shot, $375 will sell
separately. (863)763-5323
GUN- Smith & Wesson model
640 Harmless 357 mag.
Stainless. $425
(772)461-8822



CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $200.
863-675-3944 Labelle
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder
Crossbow Advantage. One
year old.$300 or best offer
(863)675-3838
MOTORIZED CHAIR, Hover-
round MPV4, exc. cond.,
list price $6200, sell for
$1,000. (863)634-8872
NORDI TRACK weight fitness
system, $300. Call
863-467-1694.
POWER HOUSE: Fitness Ma-
chine w/leg attach. & Body
By Jake Ab Scissors. $400
will sep. (239)324-2550
TOTAL GYM MACHINE- Has
all equipment but needs 1
cable. $100 (863)983-6319
TREADMILL & EXERCISE
BIKE, $300 for both, will sep.
Call (239)324-2550



COOKER, 18 quart, brand new,
$20. Call 863-610-4674.
VERTICAL BLINDS Teal Green,
(5) 47"Wx631/"L (2) 81"Wx
81"L wall rods & hardware.
$200 neg. (863)763-8086


RING- Mans, 15. Solitaire in
10 Kt. band. Excellent condi-
tion. $250. (863)763-2458
WEDDING RING SET: Gold
band, diamond solitaire & a
6 diamond wrap. Pd. $1500,
Sell $500. (863)763-8828



PATIO CHAIRS- 4, Clean.
$6.00. Call (863)357-0344
or 863-610-0754.


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, Jaz-
zy, looks & runs like new,
$2500. (863)763-7609
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Large SpaceSaver
Plus, 2 new batteries, Very
low hours. Like new. $850.
Neg. (863)357-8788
SCOOTER, Electric: Golden
Champion. Comes w/ Vehi-
cle Lift. Like new. $1000. or
best offer. (863)697-3152
SCOOTER: Golden Compan-
ion, Good condition. $650.
. (863)634-8581
SCOOTER- Large, Space sav-
er, Exc cond. Pd $5000.
Asking $800. 863-983-8037


ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle


DECORATOR ITEMS: Wicker
Mirror, Etc. Palm Tree/Safari
Design. $300 for all, will sep.
Call for info. (863)675-4443
FLAG POOL- 25', W/gold ball
topper. Line, Hooks & flag
included. Will sacrifice. $95.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof



CLASSICAL GUITAR- With
case, good starter guitar.
$75 (863)824-0801
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to

$299. neg. (561)633-1371
GUITAR, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SP10 Squier Am-
plifier, black, Some music.
$235. (863)357-8788
KEYBOARD, Cord M1, Works
good. Asking $1,500. or best
offer. (863)612-6295 La-
Belle
PIANO & ORGAN- Good condi-
tion $600. Will separate.
863-983-8037
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/Bench & new damp chas-
er. Price reduced to $200
neg. 863-467-2679 Iv. msg.
PIANO: KIMBALL, Upright w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$500. (863)763-5216


AMERICAN BULL DOG- 7 mo.,
Male, Up to date with shots.
Reg. w/papers. $200.
(863)673-0232
BASSET HOUND- AKC reg.,
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
w/chip. Great companion.
$300 (863)357-6930
BLUE TICK PUPPIES: 4
months old, purebred. $300
each. (863)634-3105
CHIHUAHUA PUPS- Not T-
Cups. 11wks, 3 Blondes, 2-
F, 1-M, CKC, Health cert.,
$400 each (863)801-1302
DOG PEN- Brand new 10 x 10
chain link. $150 firm
(863)532-0188
DOG PENS, (4), Large chain"
link dog pens & also large
plastic dog crates, $680 will
sell sep. (863)612-0992
GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
$10 females.
(863)843-0141
MALTESE DOG: 1 year old
adult, female, small size,
$550. Call (863) 983-1970.


HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


MACAW, 16 yr. old, blue &
gold, with large cage & out-
side swing. $1200
(863)634-7789
PIT BULL PUPS: UKC, Blue
Fawn & White, 1 M & 4 F.
Vet checked. $550 Champ.
bloodlines. (863)655-2536
PIT PUPPIES, Red Nose, pure-
bred, $250 each. Call
863-634-3721
PIT/CURR MIX, (4), dark
chocolate, males & females,
$50 each. (863)697-3657
PUGS- AKC reg., shots &
wormed, fawn/black,
fawn/silver, $300 $450
(863)675-1940/ 673-1523
SIAMESE KITTENS: DOB
4/15/07, Seal Point & Seal
Point Snow Shoe.
(863)357-3369
YORKSHIRE TERRIER- CKC
reg. Female, 2yrs old, black
& tan, playful & loving $350
(863)697-0286



HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-
dition, $1000
(863)467-6283 leave mes-
sage


BED IN A BAG: Queen Size,
Raised w/ Memory Foam.
Good for storms. $100. or
best offer. (863)824-8703
ELECTRIC GOLFCART '94- Fair
condition-needs work. $100
(863)228-2123
FISHING ROD, 801b custom
rod w/Penn reel, Murray
brothers. $200
(863)983-4940
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
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$100 (863)697-2033
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.
863-763-7609



AMPLIFIER- Kicker SX650 all
digital & Kicker L7 12" sub.
New in box, never installed.
$350 (863)634-2131
BOOM BOX- With 2 speakers.
Like new. $150
(239)657-4348
CD PLAYER Brand new, $30.
Call 863-610-4674.
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


RCA- 32", With remote. Works
great. $75. (863)467-8965


GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR- Generac, 7550,
good condition, electric start,
$500 (863)697-1443


PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW MACHINE- $145
(239)657-4348

TOOLBOX, 16 drawer, Snap
On roll cab, air tools, sock-
ets, wrenches, $800 will sell
separately. (863)697-0234



KENMORE VACUUM, Canister
style, like new w/tools. $80
(863)467-7659


ANTIQUE GLASSWARE &
PORCEALINE, Collectibles &
Collections of ALL Kinds.
Call Diana (863)467-8408


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


SADDLE- HP Western, 17",
with accessories. Like new
condition. $275.
(863)763-0367 or 801-9494

WESTERN SADDLE- Beautiful,
new, leather with silver trim,
18" seat. $295
(863)763-2692


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GARDEN TILLER-
GX160, 5.5 HP,
heavy duty.
(863)674-0098


Honda
rear tine,
$300


RIDING MOWER, 2004 1000L
John Deere w/extra blades.
Needs minor work. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-9395
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
8hp Briggs & Stratton, fresh
30" blade + 1 extra blade.
$250 (863)673-5206
ROTO TILLER- Attach Troy
Built Big Red, 12hp, elec.,
exc. cond. $2800 new, sell
$1200 neg (863)763-1377



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SMALL BUSINESS for sale
,due to illness, $70K, $20K
down, owner will finance
balance @ 6%. No reason
you can not make
$50K-$100K the first year.
I' d ,1ij people only, no
desk jockeys
(863)675-8550 ask for Don.



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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. 561-346-1642.
OKEECHOBEE, Backlash RV
Park Apt & RV's 1 br available
on the Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783


Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, in
BHR, No pets, yearly lease,
$750/mo + $1000 sec. dep.
863-763-4031
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
KINGS BAY,
2BR/1 BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House. central a/c & heat,
dishwasher,W/D, storm shut-
ters. $900 mo. + $900 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
NEAR TOWN: 3 Bdrm., 21/2
Ba., Avail. Aug. 1st. $1250.
mo. Need 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)763-5323
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE-By 15B/Barlows 2br,
ba, CBS, CBS, Ige lot, encl. patio,
W/D, storage, $875/mo. 1st,
& last (786)201-0306
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail, now, 1 yr lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
RIM CANAL: Cottage, New.
2/2 Unfurn. w/loft & dock.
Covered prkg. $1200 mo.
Min. 6 mo's. (772)408-3361
SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D
no pets. $900/mo, $2200 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.
TREASURE ISLAND:(2)
2br/1ba, unfurn duplex's.
$700/mo + 1st mo dep.
W/D incld. (239)707-5155


OKEECHOBEE, 2 acres for
lease, wood & field fenced
property. (863)634-8658


BEDROOM with BA, full house
privileges, incl. utils.
$125/wk. 1st/last. Sec. dep.
No pets. 863-467-0624.
INSIDE CITY LIMITS, very
large, nice, fully furnished
room, cable tv, phone w/un-
limited long, distance, w/d,
full hse priv. Avail immed.
$150 wk. (863)801-1839
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $125/wk,
first & last (863)467-8516


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 10U5
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 10r25
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


BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 me. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
OKEECHOBEE- Handyman
Special! 3br, 2ba, 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


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OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba with
land, FL room, lease with op-
tion to buy, nice area, a/c.
(863)634-3451
ON RIM CANAL: 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
$850 mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
863-697-0214
SHORT TERM OR YEARLY -
fully furn., 2br, 2.5ba dbl.
wide, lake access, c/a, w/d,
direct tv, all util. & lawn
maint. incl., very clean,
(863)467-8005
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES .- DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933
TREASURE ISLAND- 3br, 2ba,
on canal, fenced in, $750
dep, $250/wk, Please call
Missy (863)634-8674



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MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, w/FI
rm, Facing Canal. Adult park.
(863)763-0794


Designed to be sturdy, comfortable, attractive and
easy to build, this handy do-it-yourself folding rock-
er can be set up on the porch, in the yard or at the
campsite while the weather's warm. When it starts to
cool down, simply fold it up and store it in the garage
or shed for the winter.
The completed rocker measures about 42 inches
tall by 26 inches wide by 32 inches deep when open.
When folded, it measures 42 inches tall by 26 inches
wide by 17 inches deep.

Folding Rocker plan (No. 845) ... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Package (No. C94)
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MOBILE HOME: Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. Reduced to
$4500. 863-467-2600
MOBILE HOME '88-CORSAIR,
unfurnished, located in Whis-
per Creek 55+ community.
$10,000 or best offer.
(239)839-0795
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BA, 1674 sq. ft. on almost 1
acre in Moore Haven. Behind
high school. Call Rey for
more info. (480)226-7564
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Call for FREE Color Brochures.
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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 31'0
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30230
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT, w/180hp Lycoming
engine, trailer, exc. cond.
$6500 (863)673-0783
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1200 or best of-
foer. (863)763-5631
BOAT- 14' Flat bottom, alum
w/trailer. Mariner 2.5 HP,
motor & Minnkota 65 trolling
motor. $800 (863)674-0098
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
BOW RIDER 15FT, 40HP
Merc., also w/trolling motor
and trailer $2500 or best of-
fer (863)467-5906
CANOE- 14', Fiberglass, 3
seats, paddle & PVC stand
included $150.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof
CENTER CONSOLE '92- 17ft,
50 Mariner, new salt water
trolling motor, aluminum trir,
$2000 (863)634-1567
DINGY- 1OFt., Avon, can take
up to 10 HP motor, $275.
Call 863-265-0255
FISHING BOAT: 1756 G3, 17
Ft., Center Console, 5 per-
son, 60 hp Yamaha 0/B, Salt
Water Trolling Motor w/ trail-
er. Garage kept. Only used 9
hrs. $9,500. 561-262-6547


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FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star. Good con-
dition. $450. (863)763-0410
JET BOAT '72- 18ft, 454 Board
30 over, Wright Hull, roller
everything, motor will go in
vehicle, approx 550 hp, De-
mon carb, matching trlr,
$3600 (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
NEW AIR BOAT SEATS- cush-
ions, slips, any color, $200
each (561)644-1957
PONTOON BOAT- 24', 90hp
Merc Mariner, W/brand new
control cables. Trailer (new
tires) $4500. (561)315-9703
SAILING DINGY 8 Ft., fiber-
glass. Complete w/sails &
oars. Excellent shape! $590
(863)265-0255
SKEETER BASS BOAT- '89-
16ft, 150-XR2 Merc, New
Minnkota trolling motor;
matching trir, $4000
(863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349


DUTCHMAN 1994, 27 Ft. w/
Florida Rm. LaBelle area.
Must be moved. $4000. neg.
(989)656-9933/553-7734
FORD '79 RV, 6 cyl., Needs
some work. $750 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7497


DAVIT, for Jet Ski, with cradle,
hand crank, piling mounted,
$200. (863)675-1033
SEADOO GSI '97- with trailer,
runs great, $1700
863)634-1567 or
863)763-4349



FISH FINDER & BOTTOM
FINDER- Hummingbird 400'
Series. Like new. $75.
(863)634-1545
PROPELLER- For Evinrude
motor, 17" Pitch. Recondi-
tioned. $50. (863)63)634-0433


KAWASAKI 400, '78, runs
great, $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-1598
SUZUKI S40 Boulevard 2007,
650 cc, Black. Extra fea-
tures. 500 mls. $4000 or
best offer. (863)610-0045
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mIs. $15,000.
(863)227-0336



FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PARTS-
Dana 60-Dana 44 matching,
(2) 205 gear driven transfer
cases, NP 4 spd, $1200 for
all (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349 "i
FOUR WHEELER- '98 Suzuki
250, 4x4, Runs good. Needs
a little TLC. $500.
(863)634-0399


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HONDA 250F DIRTBIKE, '04,
$2500. (863)634-8734
IRON BUMPERS- front winch
mount & guide grill guard,
$150, Rear round w/hitch
places $100, (4) Core radia-
tor $50 (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
KTM 125 SX DIRTBIKE, '03,
$1800 or best offer.
(863)634-8734

SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271
YAMAHA 600 Grizzly 4x4,
1999, runs good, $2200.
(239)229-2974

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Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers ,4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK REGAL LS '01, Sun-
roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
(863)467-5534
BUICK ROADMASTER '96-
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392
CAMRY TOYOTA- '94, 4 cyl.,
A/C, Tilt wheel & Cruise
Good transportation. $2100.
(863)467-1655


CHEVY CELEBRITY, '88, low
miles, runs great, looks ok,
great work car, $800 or best
offer. (863)634-7598
CHEVY CORSICA- '91, White,
Runs, Good shape. $800. or
best offer. (863)261-5101
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$800 (239)503-5131 Ask
for Ramon, after 5:30pm
FORD EXPLORER '92- Runs
excellent, needs muffler &
tires. Blue in color. $1500
(863)357-8265
GMC SONOMA '95- Cold A/C,
4 cylinder, manual 5 speed,
runs great, well maintained.
$2500 (772)220-6023
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or(863)634-1324
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


TOYOTA CAMRY SE- '07, Red,
6 cyl, Leather, Dual exhaust,
15K mi., Rear -spoiler.
$23,000. (863)447-1060


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



JEEP WRANGLER, 1989 -
4x4, 97K mi., new tires,
$3,500. Call Cody at
863-697-8531.
JEEP WRANGLER, '98,
am/fm/cd player, w/amp,
subwoofer & sound bar, new
a/c, new tubular bumpers,
alarm & much more, great
shape, $9800 or best offer.
(863)697-3885



DUMP TRUCK '77, Allison
auto transmission, does not
run. $400 (863)763-1370


FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $100. or
best offer. (863)634-7318


AUTO TRANSMISSION, for.
Dodge, around '93, over-
drive, off 318 V8, $350 or
best offer. (863)612-5676
BUMPER- Ranch hand full re-
placement, fits '03-up Chevy
HD pu. $800 negotiable,
(863)697-1692
'DODGE PICKUP TOPPER-
Leer Crown, fullsize bed.
Good cond. but needs paint.
$250 neg. (239)369-3269
FLARESIDE F150, tailgate,
chrome bumper & taillights,
$250 will sell separately.
(863)634-7608
JEEP PARTS- 4.0L engine,
trans. case, 5 spd manual,
new clutch, 3 1/2" lift, seats,
etc. $750 (239)895-3269
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
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427


RIMS & TIRES (4), from '07
Escalade, 18", alum. alloy, fit
GM trucks, very nice. $700
(863)763-0944
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
(Beige) off of '08 Super Duty
or Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Fits '99-'07 Ford Super Duty
Crew Cab P/U. $200.
863-697-0328 Heather
TRUCK BED- 8ft, for 2002
Ford F250, $500 or best of-
fer (863)447-5985
TRUCK CAP green, for step
side p/u, good cond., asking
$225/neg. (863)357-6315
or 863-634-8731.
TRUCK PARTS- (1) '05 Ford
Banks diesel tuner (1) '04
Dodge Banks diesel tuner.
$700 both (239)895-3269
TRUCK TOOL BOX- full size
pickup, aluminum, deep well,
from Tractor Supply, good
cond., $125. (863)763-4992
WHEELS & TIRES- 4, 8 lug,
Aluminum wheels with tires.
$150. or best offer.
(863)634-7318
WINDSHIELD, off a '93 Dodge
Ram van. $75
(863)612-5676


CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer. (863)467-2328
CHEVY 3/4 TON P/U '54, with
6 cyl & 4 spd trans., runs
good. $800 (863)763-1370
DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
offer. (863)467-2328
DODGE PICK UP 1995, Club
Cab, 3/4 To, HD, Cummins
diesel engine. Auto. trans,
4wd, Air, Possi Traction,
$10K Neg 863-673-3496 or
863-675-2473 after 7pr
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $16,900.
(863)675-1493
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0113 Muse
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
FORD F250 '89, 7.3 Diesel,
4x4, a/c, 5 spd., utility box,
runs good, $1900
(863)675-1862


FORD F350 '91, Steel flatbed,
gooseneck hookup, diesel, 5
spd manual. $1675
(561)758-4337
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$21,500. (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
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $500.
(772)263-6481
TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4,
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.
(863)824-0970


CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
4x4, runs good. $1700. or
best offer. 863-763-0605
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL!!! (863)763-4821


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


CARGO TRAILER- black, 6x12,
V Nose, new, ramp door,
single axle, $2900
(863)467-1509
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
DODGE CARGO VAN '96, 2500
model, V8 auto., p/w, cold
air, ladder racks, great for
work. $1675 (561)758-4337
FORD AEROSTAR '87, V-6,
Motor runs good. Needs
trans. Many new parts. $150
or best offer. (863)763-0967
VW VAN '76 Rusty, does not
run, 100K + miles, interior
in good cond. $500
(863)467-4258

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Community Events


Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked
to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Peterson,
class president, at ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you
after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or
would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.

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

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

Book Club will meet
The summer read for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book
Club is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. The group will meet
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7pm in the library board room. At that time the
group will discuss "A Fine Balance" and also select titles for the rest of
the fall season. The club will not meet in July and August. For informa-
tion, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members --
sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those serving
in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is sponsoring
Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to active mili-
tary personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-2930, or e-mail
Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Heading for the museum
Youngsters participating in the fourth week of NSW Trident Cadet Program Summer Orientation Camp took an unusual
route to the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. They traveled the intracoastal waterway through the Fort Pierce inlet into
the Atlantic Ocean and then landed on the beach at the SEAL Museum on North Hutchinson Island. The camp, open to
children ages 7-12, was sponsored by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department as part of their youth development
program. The camp included training in water safety and boating safety.


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

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.
floridasac.org.

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101
S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360.
All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most med-
ications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure
donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call, (863) 634-2306 for information.


'We're tough'
Participants of the fourth week of NSW Trident Cadet
Program Summer Orientation Camp and staff cadets vis-
ited the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce where some
stopped for a photo in front of the Navy Frogman Statue.
Left to right are (front kneeling) Cadet Dennis Cummings,
Josh Gruber, (back) Essence Williams, Debra Nichols,
Clarissa Aguilar, J.T. Van Deman, John Lashley Jr., and Mi-
chael Muros.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activities that in-
cludes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering re-
ligious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Chris-
tian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in
grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30
a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-
3727.

Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture pack-
ages to raise money to support their building fund. For information, call
(863) 634-8228.


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Sports Briefs


Looking for
team bowlers
Stardust Lanes is looking for
bowlers for their mixed league
(four bowlers, two men and two
women). Teams are now forming
to start on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30
p.m. Individuals or teams contact
(863)763-4496 or (863)467-6596.
O.G. & C.C. junior golf
clinics being held
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will offer junior golf clin-
ics throughout the summer. The
clinics will focus on the golf ba-
sics for the inexperienced, as well
as intermediate training for the


more advanced player. Clinics:.
will include golf etiquette, rules,
putting, chipping, full swing and
actual play on the course. These
clinics will be offered every Tues-
day and Wednesday beginning
on July 10 and concluding on
Aug. 15. Clinics will be instructed
by PGA professionals who are on
staff. Classes will begin at 8:30
a.m. and conclude at noon. Stu-
dents may participate in as many
sessions as desired. Fees for the
clinics will be $25 per student per
day or $20 per student if they par-
ticipate both days. Students must
be between the ages of 10 to 16-
years-old. There will a maximum
of six students per session. For
information contact Terry Lan-
man, head golf pro and general


manager, at (863) 763-6228.
YMS hosts
volleyball open gym
Yearling Middle School will
host an open gym starting in July
for any girl interested in playing
volleyball. Any girl that will be
attending YMS in the upcoming
school year may participate. Girls
must have a completed physical
form and parental consent form
before being allowed to partici-
pate. Forms can be picked up
in the main office of YMS. Open
gym will begin July 5, from 1
to 3 p.m., and continue every
Tuesday and Thursday. For infor-
mation contact Melinda Gray at
(863) 697-2795.


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