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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 249 Tuesday, September 6, 2005 50N Plus tax

In Brief

Katrina info
Farm Credit of South Florida
is collecting emergency relief
items and supplies at their
branch office in Okeechobee.
The local office is located at 403
N.W Sixth St. The office is open
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Their phone number is (863)
Storm victims
Use the Internet as much as
possible when trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines
are either down or, if operating,
are jammed.
Here are some Internet sites
that are posting messages with
information on those found or
still missing.
Keep out
The Louisiana State Police
(LSP) has requested that those
seeking information on friends
and loved-ones should contact
the Red Cross at www.red-
cross.org, or call 1-800-GET-
INFO (1-800-438-4636).
The LSP also states that no
one, aside from authorized
emergency personnel, will be
allowed to enter those restrict-
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Seminole off to
a running start
We are officially off and run-
ning! Students and teachers
have both settled into new rou-
tines and are engaged in excit-
ing and interesting activities.
Mark your calendars. No school
on Labor Day, Sept. 5. School
pictures will be taken on Sept.
14. Sept. 16 is a Teacher Plan-
ning Day, no school for stu-
Seminole will be participat-
ing in its annual holiday
fundraiser. Look for catalogs to
come home with students on
Sept. 9. We are very apprecia-
tive of the support family and
friends show by participating in
this fundraiser.

Drought Index
Current: 448
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.79 feet

Lake level
Last Year: \ ,
14.83 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Senior Services: Group sells crafts to help elderly

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Debbie Schwendenmann, coordinator of the Okeechobee County Senior Services cen-
ter, displayed many stuffed animal pillows made by crafters at the center to sell during
Labor Day weekend at Flagler Park. Four ladies made the pillows as well as clothing,
pocketbooks, booties and sweaters. Proceeds from the sale help to fund the center's
programs, including in-home services such as homemaking, personal care and respite
care for caregivers. Congregate meals are served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. for
about 50 people and the county makes about 180 home deliveries of meals a day. The
county owns the Senior Services center. Grants are its major funding source under
Community Services for the Elderly and the Older Americans Act. The Area Agency on
Aging in West Palm Beach is its lead agency.
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Margaret Harding is lead seamstress at the Senior Services center. Early Sunday morn-
ing she carefully arranged little girl's dresses that she and the three other ladies at the
center made to sell during Labor Day weekend at Flagler Park.

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Hearing on

city budget

is scheduled

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The first of two public hear-
ings on the city's 2005-06 pro-
posed $4.8 million budget will be
held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:01
p.m. at.city hall.
The second reading and pub-
lic hearing on the budget is
planned for Sept. 20.
The budget ordinance No.
913 calls for a tax levy of 7.1899
per thousand dollar valuation on
all real and personal property
within the corporate limits of
Okeechobee, excluding property
within the city allowed as home-
stead property. One mill equals
$1 for each $1,000 of assessed
value. The tax bill for a $10,000
piece of property would be $10

for the city's portion of a person's
total tax bill.
The proposed millage rate
will be 13.11 percent over the
roll-back rate.
The new budget, once
approved, will take effect Oct. 1.
Following the public hearing,
the Okeechobee City Council
will hold their regular meeting.
The first item on the agenda is to
proclaim the week of Sept. 17-23
as Constitution Week.
The city council will take pub-
lic comments and vote on Ordi-
nance No. 905 regarding an alley
closing application for Hubert
and Rachel Phillips, owners of
Magic Mile Dairy Queen. Twenty
six letters.were mailed to sur-
See Budget Page 2

MIAMI As many Florida
workers enjoy Labor Day off, a
new .study shows that they are
in big demand in the state,
although their wages and bene-
fits are below national averages.
Another bit of good news:
Florida's poverty rate is about 1
percent below the national
average. That puts the state in
the middle of the pack national-
ly, according to two surveys
cited in Florida International
University's annual State of
Working Florida report.
"Job creation is better than
the nation as a whole, and it
appears that poverty rates are
dropping in Florida while they
have been rising for the lastyear

or two in the U.S.," said Bruce
Nissen, the report's author.
Florida has one of the
nation's lowest unemployment
rates 3.8 percent in July. It
has seen job growth of 8 per-
cent over the last four years,
according to the report.
But the Florida International
report found that while the state
is producing jobs, most are in
low-paying sectors. From 2000
to 2004, the state lost lucrative
manufacturing and informa-
tion-services jobs, but added
lower-paying construction,
leisure and professional-service
See Wages Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Tiny horse
The miniature horses were a real crowd pleaser during
the Labor Day parade Monday.

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Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Association
asks that the websites www.flair-
boat.com and www.airboat-
world.com be the primary con-
tact points for those interested in
volunteering their airboats to assist
in Hurricane Katrina recovery

to hold checkpoints
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO),
along with the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT), will be
conducting safety checkpoints
throughout Glades County on Sept.
The checkpoints are being held
in response to numerous com-
plaints of commercial motor vehi-
cles speeding through Glades
County with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment.
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon asks motorists to please
slow down anytime they see a law"
enforcement officer conducting a
traffic stop. The sheriff also said his
department will be staging these
types of checkpoints on a more reg-
ular basis.

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More than half the new profes-
sional jobs were created in the
employment industry, where
workers find that jobs arranged by
temporary agencies are some-
times sporadic and often come
with few benefits.
According to the U.S. Labor
Department, the median hourly
wage in Florida in 2004 was
$12.36, more than a dollar off the
national average of $13.83.
"It's easy to find a job, and that's
good," Nissen said. "But we've got

a structure in our state that skews
us toward low-paying jobs."
But Warren May, a spokesman
for the Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation, said the state is
having "fairly balanced job growth
across all sectors."
"Where Florida gets a bum rap
is. we have a lot of tourism jobs,"
he said. "While it's true that a lot of
the jobs there pay the minimum
wage or slightly above, there are a
lot of high-paying jobs in that
In 2003 and 2004, 19 percent of
Floridians lacked health coverage,
according to the U.S. Census
Bureau. Florida was fifth from the-

bottom ahead of Oklahoma,
Montana, New Mexico and Texas.
The study also found a disparity
in tax burdens between the rich
and poor. Florida's sales tax sub-.
jects the lower and middle classes
to a proportionally heavier tax bur-
den than- their national counter-
parts. The state has no income tax.
As a result, the poorest 20 per-
cent in the state pay, on average, 3
percent more of their income in
taxes than those in a similar eco-
nomic situation in the rest of the
country, the report said. The rich-
est 1 percent pays about 2.5 per-
cent less than their national coun-


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rounding property owners within a
600-foot radius and there were no
responses as of Aug. 31.
Council members will take pub-
lic comments and consider a
motion for a small scale compre-
hensive plan amendment to
change zoning for property belong-
ing to Norton Wallace at 400 S. Par-
rott Ave. He wants to change the
zoning from single family to com-
The council will hold a final
public hearing on Ordinance No.
910 to consider approving the com-
prehensive plan small scale future
land use map amendment applica-
tion submitted by Mark Goodbread
on behalf of property owners KMJ
Land, Inc. The request is to change
the future land use designation
from single family to multi-family
for property located at the north-
west corner of Northeast 10th
Street and Third Avenue.
According to a report from city
planner, Jim LaRue, the applicant is
requesting a multi-family designa-
tion to allow apartments, duplexes
and single family homes on the
In new business, the council will
hold a first reading on a rezoning
application from Ronnie and
Ellaine Lawrence changing zoning

from residential single family to
commercial at 1120 S. Parrott Ave.
They wish to build an office com-
plex consistent with the style of the
current structure on the front three
commercial lots.
The council will set Sept. 20 as
the final public hearing date for this
item. Ordinance No. 911.
The council will set Sept. 20 as a
final public hearing date for pro-
posed Ordinance No. 912 regarding
a rezoning application from Mark
Goodbread to change zoning from
heavy commercial to residential
multi-family t the Northwest corner
of Northeast 10th Street and North-
east Third Ave. Mr. Goodbread
applied on behalf of KMJ Land, Inc.
so that an apartment complex can
be built on the property.
The council will ,consider
approving a temporary street clos-
ing for Southwest Fourth Ave.
between north and south Park
Streets on Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1
p.m., submitted by Reach radio FM
90.5 for a Family Fun Day and Walk.
Deborah Bradley, audit director,
will present the 2004-05 fiscal year
audit report for the council to
The council will consider
approval of a proposed Main Street
Agreement and of mural guidelines
presented by Main Street.
The council will consider a
request for a 20 percent reduction
in parking for the Magic Mile Dairy
Queen expansion project.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Hospice of Okeechobee
Volunteer training
The American Red Cross of Okeechobee has received a tremendous response from peo-
ple who would like to volunteer in the hurricane stricken areas. A training session will be
held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 until 9 p.m. If anyone is interested in volunteering
please contact Debbie Riddle or Candace Pope at our local Red Cross branch at (863)
763-2488. Pictured are American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch manager, Debbie Rid-
dle (left) and Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Davis.

Subject of pride
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Deputy Susan Morrison (center) received a letter of com-
mendation Friday from Cpl. Jack Nash (left), shift supervisor, and Sheriff Paul May (right)
for her professionalism and ability to put her own safety aside during an arrest recently.
"You are not only a credit, but also a subject of pride for the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office and the citizens of Okeechobee County," the letter read.

Seminole Elementary students are off to a running start

We are officially off and run-
ning! Students and teachers
have both settled into new rou-
tines and are engaged in excit-
ing and interesting --
activities. Mark
your calen-
dars. Nof
school on
Labor Day,
Sept. 5. School
pictures will be
taken on Sept. 14. Sept.
16 is a Teacher Planning Day, no
'school for students.
Seminole will be participat-
ing in its annual holiday.
'fundraiser. Look for catalogs to
come home with students on
.Sept. 9. We are very appreciative
of the support family and friends
show by participating in this

The kindergarten students at
Seminole are fortunate to have
.great teachers working with
them. One of these teachers is
Mrs. Heather Johnson. Mrs.
Johnson is in her second year
teaching kindergarten at Semi-
nole Elementary. She loves her
stiudeits and enjoys seeing ea.ch
one of them to do thE b,-Es h-e
can. Mrs. Johnson is married
'with two young children. Out-
side of the school day she enjoys
'reading and working puzzles.
Ms. Themm's class is work-
ing on making themselves. We
'have started painting people
'paper and will talk about how
we are all different and how we
are alike. ,We will talk about
things that we like and what we
don't like. Happy Hurricane!
In Mrs. Peterson's class, we
-welcome Jeremiah Vaughn to
our classroom. We say goodbye
'to Matthew Alvarez who trans-'
ferred to another classroom.
The student of the week this
,week is Sammy Serrano. The
.previous students of the week
'have been Skylar Gardner and
Matthew Alvarez. We have been
studying about animals in sci-
'ence. We made butterflies,
frogs, birds and turtles. Our five
senses is the science topic this
'week. We are learning about the
'Mm sound in reading and mak-
'ing patterns in math. Our school
year is off to a fine start.
'Remember to practice those
'alphabet letters.
Ms. Kummer is looking for
Star Students in her class. Each
,week she will choose one stu-
'dent to be the Star Student. 'This
'is a student who has followed
"the class rules. He will choose a
.prize from the prize box, sit in
'the Star Student chair, and have
-his picture taken for the Star Stu-
:dent board.
: In Mrs. Brown's class the
'August Star Students were Isidro
,Gomez and Ty Milicevic. We'are
:learning our colors, numbers
,and alphabet. We will end our
:week of studying letter Mm by
,making Mud Pie!
Mrs. Jordan and Ms. Kum-
;mer's students are looking for-
iward to celebrating their grand-*
:parents. They are learning some
:songs and making a special gift
'for grandparents. They will
,enjoy eating lunch with their
:grandparents this week.
'Mrs. Jordan's students are
;learning the color words using
'nursery rhymes. The students
have finger-painted ladybugs for
,red, correctly located Little Boy
:Blue for blue, and made sparkly
,'stars for yellow. They enjoyed a
.snack of muffins and milk and
:made marvelous monsters. The
'class has enjoyed learning more
,about the students who have
:been Stars for the Week.
'Mitchell Gaucin's mother helped
,our class one day when he was
Star for the Week. Zquria Wilson
'shared pictures of how she has
'fun with her family. We are look-
ing forward to each student
being a Star!

First grade
Students in first grade at Semi-
nole have been learning about the
positive character traits exemplified
in the Character Counts Program.
They have been practicing being
good citizens by following the
school and class rules. They have
learned about responsibility and
are bringing their agendas and
homework back each day. Parents,
please continue your great support
in helping your child become
responsible citizens this year. The
teachers are also counting on you
for monitoring homework and
assisting in the process of learning
how to read this year. We are off to
a super start!
Mrs. Yeilding's first graders have
been taking turns being the "Star of
the Day" in their classroom. Each
child is featured on a Star chart, and
the class learns about this special
student's favorite things. All of these
star students are being featured in a
book which will be available in the
class library for them to read.
Miss Dominick's students will
be reviewing the rules this week.
It is very important that the stu-
dents understand why we have
rules. We have rules to keep us
safe at school. We will also be
learning about what patriotism
means. This will be done through
discussion, reading of books, and
hands on activities. Parents,
please continue reading with your
children every night and review-
ing the spelling words for our test
on Friday. Thank you!
Congratulations to Ricky Perez
for earning the title Student of the
Week in Mrs. Quinlin's class. Ricky
demonstrates excellent manners
and is very respectful. Way to go
Ricky! We have been discussing
school rules in Social Studies and
working very hard on addition and
subtraction. Sam and the Bag is the
story of the week. Parents, ask your
child some of the, who, what,
when, why, and where questions
about this story.

Second grade
Second grade is off to a great
start! We are excited about the
new school year. We are all work-
ing hard on the Principal's Fact
Challenge. The students that
memorize the addition and sub-
traction facts 0 10, will enjoy an
ice cream party with Mrs. Dixon.
We are also very excited to kickoff
our 100 Book Challenge very soon.
'It will be a great way to have your
child really excited about reading,
and it will be on his/her level. Sec-
ond grade is also working on com-
paring and ordering numbers in
Mrs. Perry's class is studying ani-
mals and their habitats in science.
In social studies students are learn-

ing about rules and responsibilities.
Mrs. Elders' class is studying Florida
and working on map skills in social
studies. Mrs. Perviss' class is work-
ing on comparing and contrasting
using Venn diagrams to focus on
story elements. Mrs. McClanahan's
class is studying plants and all their
parts in science.
We are very proud to announce
the students of the week for Aug.
15th and 22nd Juriria Garcia, Kelli
Chapman, Catherine Trimble,
Alyssa Mohney, Steven Diaz, Mar-
garita Mares, Steven Matushek, Alli-
son Gopher, Oreste Salazar, Tyra
Baker, Benito Espinoza, and Jas-
mine Futch.

Third grade
Third grade would like to take
this opportunity to welcome all stu-
dents and parents to a new school
year. We have two teachers joining
our team-Lynsay Masters and
Sarah Vibber. We are so happy to
have them and hope they are with
us for years to come.
Parents, now would be a great
time to start practicing with your
child for the Principal's Multiplica-
tion Challenge. Those students that
memorize the multiplications facts,
O's through 10's, will enjoy an ice
cream party with the principal: We
will also be starting The 100 Book
Challenge very soon. Be looking for
information about this in your
child's agenda. It will be worth the
extra work it takes from all of us-
teachers, students, and parents.
Thank you in advance for all you do
to make your child's school experi-
ence a successful and happy one!

Fourth grade
Mrs. Griffis' class is off to a great
start this school year. We are work-
ing hard learning our multiplication
facts. Be sure to ask your child
some of the rhymes they have
learned to help with their multipli-
cation. We are also moving right
along in our regular math class. We
have conquered place value, order-
ing, comparing, and rounding. I am
very proud of how hard everyone is
working to learn the material. Let's
keep up the great work! In reading,
we are getting into the routine with
SRA, literacy centers, and other
reading activities. Please remember
to have your child read at least 20
minutes every night and record a
summary in their reading log. Con-
gratulations to Randy Shore, our
first Student of the Week. Randy has
demonstrated exemplary behavior
and work ethic.
Mrs. Tomlinson's class is work-
ing hard on multiplication facts,
place value, and graphing in math.
Be sure to work on multiplication
facts each evening with your child.
Our Student of the Week is Ana
Huerta. Ana is very helpful and

Special to the Okeechobee News/Seminole Elementary
We would like to congratulate the Students of the Week for the week of Aug. 15-19: Odalis
Garcia, .Israel Ascenscio, Anthony Johns, Rachel Peterson, Julie Sharpe, and Danielle John-
ston. It is quite an honor to be chosen as the first Students of the Week for the school year.
works extremely hard in all classes. beer float's to see what parts were For a reading project in Mr.
Ana is the third Huerta child that the solid,.liquid, and gas. The sci- Paiges class, Phillip Jones brought
has been a student in Mrs. Tomlin- ence classes also investigated phys- in a replica of an Indian Seminole
son's class and she's wonderful like ical and chemical changes by sepa- Indian Chickee. Phillip's project is
her sisters. Way to go, Ana! rating iron fillings from baking decorated with the Seminole Flag.
soda, and investigating what really, Other students also brought in simi-
Fifth grade goes on when you mix baking soda lar projects. The display if fantastic!
with vinegar. In Miss Walker's read- Participating in this project will ben-
Fifth grade is off and running for ing class students have been work- efit students in both reading and
the year. We are excited to wel- ing hard and creating amazing sto- social studies. A recent reading
come two new additions to the ries that they will be able to share story prompted the. project, but it
team. Mrs. Lindsey Bailey is joining with everyone. The Student of the will also help students in an
us, as well as, Mrs. Vicki Davenport. Week for the class was Vanessa upcoming social studies unit about
Returning this year are Mr. Joe Huerta. EarlyAmericans.
Paige and Miss Liz Walker. The stu- The news from Mrs. Bailey is all
dents are already in gear for a suc- about the new Social Studies Special Areas
cessfulyear. Weekly! Mrs. Bailey is teaching
Parents keep working with your both her class and Miss Walker's Mrs. Waldron, art teacher and
child on their multiplication facts. class for their social studies time. Ms. Kenney, Media Specialist are
This will help them improve their She is very excited at all of the fun coordinating bus safety activities for
math skills and in turn will help and interesting things that the class- the upcoming bus evacuation drill.
them to better understand the new es will be able to do with the new Ms. Kenney is showing a video and
information they will be learning series. Mrs. Bailey has come up reviewing the safety rules and man-
this year. Continue to sign your with fun and interesting ways to ners when waiting, loading, and
child's agenda each and every also help her classes with their exiting a school bus. Mrs. Waldron
night! math and language skills. We can't is reinforcing bus safety rules with
Mrs. Davenport's 5th grade has wait to see what she comes up with the students by discussing, draw-
enjoyed getting to know each next! ing, and coloring school bus.

other. In math they have been
working very hard on place value.
They are enjoying their new Social
Studies Weekly and are learning
about mapmakers. The class also
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BLAMING BUSH: I wouldn't be surprised to pick up the paper and
see where some of you insensitive people are blaming President Bush
for Hurricane Katrina. It would fit with everything else I am reading.
ITS' NOT RACISM: I am calling about the hurricane. I think it is terri-
ble and all the people should be helped. But to say that stuff is happen-
ing, or not happening, because of racism is ridiculous. All those cry
babies that are crying racism should stop and look at their own lives
because they may be the ones that are racist. President Bush is not
racist he is doing everything in his power to help. God bless him
and God bless America. They need to get off of this racial thing.
THEY DONT CARE: I have been wondering and listening to Pat
Robertson and Billy Graham. They are asking people to give, give and
give. But what they want people to give is to go into their pockets. They
don't care to help the people in Louisiana and Mississippi today.
QUIT WHINING: This message is to the extreme liberal soar heads
that keep calling in bashing Bush. The majority of the people are not
liberal, so straighten up your act, quit calling in and quit whining.
MORAL TREASON: To announce that there must be no criticism of
the president or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is
not only unpatriotic it is morally treasonable to the American public.
Spoken by Theodore Roosevelt in 1918.
PATRIOTIC SPIRIT: This is in response to the Bush basher in Satur-
day's paper. I agree with you 100 percent. These people need to get
some patriotic spirit. My husband was gone a year over in Afghanistan
and I don't appreciate the people telling him what he did was not
appreciated and they don't care that he risked his life to protect their
lifestyle. They need to get a life.
NOT BUSH'S FAULT: Today's Speak Out column didn't disappoint
me. I knew it would be only a matter of time before the crying, whin-
ing Democrats blamed President Bush on the New Orleans disaster.
Last week they blamed Bush for the gas taxes and now the money for
the levees. Gas prices are done by supply and demand and the Con-
gress appropriates money for projects. The president can but didn't
veto. I am thankful for Bush in the White House and not Kennedy or
NOT ELECTION YEAR: This is for all the people that say that the
evacuation of New Orleans was racist. It was not. It just happened that
this is not an election year so the Bushes could show out and show just
how wonderful they are.
THREE STOOGES: For five years I have been trying to figure out
who Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft and George W. Bush are and I finally
got it figured out. They are the three stooges. They are still trying to fig-
ure out which one is supposed to be Moe.
TORN UP YARD: Will the person who lost control of their little truck
on Sunday, about 2 a.m., on S.E. Ninth Ave. come back and repair the
mess they left in my front yard?
REPORTERS: I was deeply moved by the news reports coming out of
New Orleans from the conservative-slanted Fox News. Sheppard Smith
and Geraldo Rivera both expressed despair and anger over what has
become a nightmare and a national disgrace. The question both
reporters, repeatedly asked was why nothing is being done to move
these desperate people after six days. Smith pointed out that the roads
out of New Orleans are open and yet checkpoints are turning people

back to the city. Rivera noted that those who could walk could be escort-
ed to the interstates where conditions were better. Their tearful pleas are
heart-breaking. But not enough is being done. \\'e must s mpathize
with these folks throughout the devastated areas, regardless of their
color or their wealth, because: "there, but for the grace of God, go 1."
BLAME ANYBODY: Blame anybody, just don't blame me. How did
the liberals miss this opportunity to bash Bush? I have first-hand
knowledge that the president telephoned Lucifer and told him that the
poor people of New Orleans were having way too much fun. So, he
asked Lucifer to send a storm their way to cause them much misery
and suffering.
RIDICULOUS: I find it ridiculous for people to be somewhat heart-
ened by the fact that a gay festival never took place in New Orleans
because of the hurricane. Ask those who lost their homes, jobs and
loved ones what they think. Or maybe by that logic, all of these people
who are hurricane victims were somehow ousted by Hurricane Katri-
na. Republican Senator Trent Lott's home was washed away. Maybe
he is gay? Get real. Christians shouldn't be thinking this way.
NEEDS MORE CONTROL: Why would you shoot at someone try-
ing fo help you? We are Americans not some foreign country that is
100 years behind us. If you want help, then you shouldn't shoot at
someone trying to give you food and water. Stealing food, clothes
and other products necessary for survival is one thing, but a big
screen TV? That is ridiculous. I understand that there are good and
bad, my point is that you should not bring the ones that are going to
come here and cause that kind of problems. Maybe after the Army
disposes of a few ,of the ones running around like idiots they will
think about what they are doing, so that they can get food and water.
I feel extremely bad for the old helpless people that need medicine
and care. I also feel bad for the ones that are small. I am not heartless
but then again I do not think things should be given to the ones that
are not going to appreciate it. My opinion is mine and you do not"
have to agree. If I were there with no food, no water and desperately
wanted out think I would rally against those (or try any way) and
make them see the light so we could get out of there. My cousin is on
his way over there with the Army to help and my company is also on
its way to help, but there needs to be control over the idiots.

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Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday from 5:3D 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
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a.mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in. Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
(863) 467-1026.

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the' American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our commu-.
nity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's a'n open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863)
763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information,
call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Community Events

Katrina relief meeting planned
A meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. at His House
Fellowship (formerly The Nazarene Church),425 S.W. 28th St., for all
area ministers to coordinate relief efforts for those affected by Hurri-
cane Katrina. If you have any information of things that are already
organized, please-bring that with you. We want to put it all on the
table to make the best use of our energies and resources.

Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W
28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide
network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing
services for pregnant women and infants. For information, contact
Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

History Center to reopen Sept. 7
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will reopen Wednesday,
Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Fri-
day, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every
Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any spe-
cific equipment you may need. For information during working
hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863)
467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Info session on Alzheimer's planned
Donna True, LCSW, .from the Alzheimer's Association will be the
guest speaker at Hospice of Okeechobee's Caregiver Support Group
on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about what they'
can do to help themselves and their loved ones cope during this diffi-
cult time. For information, call Enid Boutrin, MSW, at (863) 467-2321.
Hospice of Okeechobee is located at411 S.E. Fourth St.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. This pro-
gram is offered free to the community. For information, call Wanda
Haas, RN, CDE at (863) 763-5093.

Airboat group to meet Sept. 8
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W
South Park S.. Agenda items include selection of an audit committee,
an update on the 2006 jamboree, additional charitable giving and
report on Labor Day. Visitors are welcome. Call the Andersons at
(863) 763-6069 for information.

Governor's Job Fair is Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be held Sept. 8 from noon until 4 p.m.
at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The job fair is being pre-
sented by the Central Florida Employment Council and Workforce
Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job
Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in
all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to
DFEC.org. For more information, call (407) 834-4022.

4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show with a steer project must be enrolled in the youth
organization of their choice (4-H or FFA) no later than Friday, Sept. 9.
All other youth may enroll now, but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and
be in good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be
eligible to participate in the livestock show.

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will meet Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee County School Administration boardroom, 700 S.W Second
Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem
solving in the community through the collaborative efforts of local
decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice
of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and
Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.



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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee High School Blazin' Brahman Band steps out in the Labor Day Parade held
in downtown Okeechobee.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This little cowpoke seems to really enjoy taking part in the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade.

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Raulerson-Underhill. Camp 2080 Okeechobee 12th.
Bridgade Florida Division sons of Confederate Veterans par-
ticipated in the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade in downtown
Okeechobee on Monday.

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Alice the alligator was the center of attention at Arnold's Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center booth in Flagler Park on Labor Alexandra Garcia, Miss American Legion Post 64, waved to
Day. Alice is being held by volunteer Stacey Haworth.. the crowd during Okeechobee's Labor Day Parade.


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This antique fire truck was manned by members of the Shrine Club in Okeechobee's Labor
Day Parade.

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Real Life Children's Ranch had this booth in Flagler Park over the Labor Day weekend to
raise funds and make people aware of their activities.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Bryce Eatmon digs for gator eggs at the Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church booth in Flager
Park. The church's booth was one of many set Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
up in the park by various organizations over Verna Charleston prepares fry bread at lona's
the Labor Day weekend. Fry Bread booth in Flagler Park on Labor Day.

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Because of the energy shortage after Hurricane
Katrina and its impact on the Southeast, Publix
is taking steps to conserve energy during this
time of great need.
You may notice reduced lighting levels in our
stores, and it's possible some product may
be temporarily unavailable due to delivery delays.
Please bear with us during these unusual
circumstances as we do what we can to conserve.
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Matthew Osceola, Little Mr. Seminole, waves to the crowds at
the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade on Monday in downtown

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee Labor Day Parade was led by a color guard
made up of Junior ROTC Cadets and Sea Cadets followed by
a contingent of Junior ROTC Cadets.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Devin Rexroad, 12, entertains a small crowd at the curb with
his marionette Bob, the monkey, while waiting for the parade
to start Monday.

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The Labor Day Parade, in downtown Okeechobee on Monday,
helped promote the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Rene Lieurance and his best friend Wendell were enjoying
the Labor Day festivities in Flagler Park.

...... Okeecrobee News/Pete Gawda
The Baird family of Okeechobee was enjoying the festivities
in Flagler Park on Labor Day. Father Al Baird, pushed Emma,
2, in a stroller while her sister, Alyson, 5, tagged along.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Appropriately, the streets of Okeechobee were awash with rain water when the U.S. Coast
Guard's float in the Labor Day Parade passed.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This group of horseback riders in the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade was led by Miss Teen
Rodeo of Florida.

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The Glory Land Singers had the Labor Day crowd in Flagler Park singing along with them as
they performed foot stomping, hand clapping gospel music.

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Recycling newspapers is environmentally friendly

I was pleased a few weeks
ago when a master gardener
suggested using newspapers
under mulch to control weed
growth. (Use a thickness of at
least six sheets and overlap the
sections. It is easier to keep
them in place if you soak the
newspaper in water first.)
Newspapers are such useful
things. After you read the day's
news and clip out photos to
send to relatives, the black and
white parts of the rest can be
recycled usefully. Color inserts
on glossy paper are not as per-
meable and should not be used
under mulch.
Today's newspapers are
organic. Ink is made from soy-
beans. Paper comes from trees.
Actually often newsprint comes
from recycled paper, which was
made from trees.
Since newspapers are organ-
ic, they are a more environmen-
tally-friendly weed barrier than
the rolls of black plastic some

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gardeners use.
I remember my father using
newspapers when planting
tomatoes. He would dig a hole,
drop in a crumpled sheet of
newspaper, put in a few inches
of dirt and plant the tomato
plant on top. He said the news-
paper would "wick" moisture
from the ground to the tomato
Other environmentally-
friendly ways to recycle newspa-
pers (and save money) include:
Save your empty toilet
paper rolls. Stuff crumpled
newspaper into one end set

upright, newspaper side down,
in a watertight tray. Pack each
with moist, sterile potting soil
and plant seeds. When the
plants are big enough to transfer
to the garden, you can plant the
whole thing. Both the cardboard
roll and the newspaper are
If you have too many ripe
bananas, wrap them in newspa-
per and store them in the refrig-
erator. The skins will turn black
but the fruit will stay fresh.
Place crumpled newspa-
pers in wet shoes so they will
retain their shape as they dry.
The newspaper will also help
deodorize the shoes by absorb-
ing odors.
Keep some old newspapers
in the car to use to protect car
seats from muddy or wet cloth-
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*Take along old newspapers
when you go camping. Stacks of
newspaper can be placed under

sleeping bags to provide insula-
tion from the cold ground.
Crumpled newspapers can also
be used to help get a campfire
Use crumpled newspapers
to polish car windows after
Use newspapers as
padding under tablecloths, to
protect tables from hot plates
and from spills.
Before allowing children to
paint or color, spread newspa-
per out to protect the table from
any mishaps.
Save old newspapers to use
in paper mache crafts and
school projects.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is
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on any prescription medica-
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with foods that would otherwise
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The sole touchdown for the Brahmans Friday evening was
set up by an 80-yard pass from Virgil Barrett (right) to
Rashad Kelly (left). Quarterback Travis Conrad then scored
on a quarterback sneak.

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The Okeechobee Brahmans
traveled to Avon Park Friday
evening to take on the Red Devils
and returned to Okeechobee with
a 13-7 loss, their first of the season.
In a game marred by
turnovers, fumbles and blown
assignments, Okeechobee's lone
touchdown followed an 80-yard
pass play from Virgil Barrett to
Rashad Kelly. Quarterback Travis
Conrad then scored on a quarter-
back sneak.
"We didn't have a very good
week of practice and we played
exactly the same way we had
practiced," stated Brahman head
coach Chris Branham. "We didn't

grid loss

even break 100 yards.
"We had practice scheduled
for this morning (Monday) and
many didn't bother to show up. I
have a rule that if they cannot
make practice, they must call and
let me know. There may be some
players suspended for the week if
they do not have good excuses for
not attending practice, or at least
checking in with me."
Branham said his team was
guilty of committing six turnovers
in the loss.
The Brahmans will take on the
Lake Placid Dragons at Brahman
Stadium on Sept. 9. Kick off is
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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This bareback rider had his hands full as the bronc
launched himself into the air at the annual Cattlemen's
Labor Day Rodeo this weekend.

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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Calf roping
Jack Collins of St. Cloud takes aim at a calf during the tie-
down calf roping competition at the Cattlemen's Associa-
tion annual Labor Day weekend rodeo in Okeechobee.

O.G. & C.C. Results

PI.G.S. League Hedges.
Aug. 30: 1. Penny King, 2. Sept. 2: 1. Harry White, 2.
Randy Ketcherside, Last Place Penny King, Last Place Sunni
Jack Forde, Closest-to-the-pin Adams, Closest-to-the-pin (2)
(2) Penny King, (8) Jack Forde, Ken Burnette, (8) Ida Curtis, (11)
(11) Terry Mallester and (17) Mike Don Heath and (17) Penny King.

NASCAR Nextel Cup

Points Leaders

Associated Press 7 Jeremy Mayfield- 3,073
8 Carl Edwards- 3,014
(Through Sept. 4) 9 Matt Kenseth 2,939
1 Tony Stewart- 3,570 10 Jamie McMurray- 2,929
2 Greg Biffle- 3,361 11 Ryan Newman- 2,928
3 Jimmie Johnson -3,312 12 Jeff Gordon -2,899
4 Rusty Wallace 3,257 13 Elliott Sadler- 2,877
5 Mark Martin 3,149 14 Dale Jarrett 2,812
6 Kurt Busch-3,114 15 Kevin Harvick-2,798

Sports Brief

OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H:S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admission
to all home Brahman games with
the exception of state-sponsored

activities such as bowl games, jam-
borees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the holder
to admission to all home Brahman
football games. The cost of the
reserved seats is $40 per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 2,
through Thursday, Sept. 8, are as
Theatre I "Skeleton Key" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Transporter 2" (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 "Brothers Grimm"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior cit-
izens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety exam-
inations of recreation vessels and
teach over 50.0,000 students in
boating and water safety courses.
The results of these efforts save
taxpayers hundreds of millions of
dollars every year. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-3085.

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club.
Simply follow the directions on
the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The
program is currently serving chil-
dren age birth to kindergarten
age. Both parents must'be work-
ing or attending some type bf
school or training. There is an

income limit based on family
size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to be
placed on the waiting list.

Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Mnemoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

FOUND: Earring on dyke be-
tween Lot 7 & Taylor Creek.
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle: Please
call to. identify.
SIAMESE adult cat, vic. of
1695 NW 4th St., off of Hwy
98, Call to identify.
Utility Trailer, vic. of L-Cross
on 8/21, if rightful owner
please call to identify.

LOST: man that bought L
shaped computer desk,
please call regarding miss-
ing items. (863)467-1104
RED NOSED PIT- F, 5mo old,
Vic. of Treasure Island area.
Missing since eve of Aug 30th
863-697-2650 Reward
REWARDI Missing Tan &
White male pitbull, neutered,
cropped ears, Fri., 8/26, on
441 near Hester Aluminum,
answers to Tank, Beloved
Pet. (863)699-1918
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CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home.
MIX DOG Female, lyr, small,
long hair. Free to, good
home (863)673-1877
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul. (863)763-5771;
(F), spayed, not good w/
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& Orange. Free, you haul.
(863)675-3256 ,
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. 863-675-4216.
WATERBEDS- 2, King size,
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Experienced Seasonal work
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$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
Competitive Wages.
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Must be mechanically
inclined. Apply in.person
Lehman Auto Body
265 Hwy. 98 North
NO phone calls please!
Experienced only need apply
Please call (863)763-2838

Garge I

Is looking for help on
2nd shift for a
Call (863)357-6663
to fill out an application.
Local Work. Transportation a
MUST! Call (863)357-6018
or (772)-215-2728
Minimum 2yrs experience
w/ clean driving record.
Apply in person 9am-4pm M-F
503 NW 9th St. DFWP
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
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IElectrician: I
lJourneymen or experienced m
Mechanic's. Only serious
self motivated need apply..
IMust have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel.
time, overtime Per diem,,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
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For Hair Stylists and
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
Needed Immediately
Call 863-634-4583
Wanted F/T & P/T Positions
Available (863)610-0852
DOG GROOMER. Must have
ref. Also a Bather (will train)
Please call (863)467-7785.
Class B, Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs..
Call (863)763-3617
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
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hours, Mon. thru Fr. Must have clean drivers record.
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materialse54
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, GI3ssware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer, Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 300)
Firevuood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment -
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 6-40
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.

ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.

DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $30.
in grams. Very accurate. An-
tique. $275. (863)467-4328

DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
FREEZER, Frigidaire, Upright,
Excellent condition. $200.
Good condition. $300 or
best offer. Call Ramses at
pane), Kenmore, Just over 1
yr. old. Large capacity. $300
for both. 561-723-4466 Cell.
WASHER, Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, very
good cond., $75.
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
Super Capacity Plus, white,
2 yrs. old, $375.

moved, 40'x60', $1255 or
best offer (863)675-0349

TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
Cathy 863-697-1123

MIAMI SUN- 3 Wheel bike,
Excellent shape. $150.

BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series included, asking $75
for all. (863)946-1494.

Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.

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Featuring built-in benches with a corner table and an
open, airy design, this teahouse project is sure to be
a favorite for outdoor entertaining or just plain relax-
ing. Thorough instructions and straightforward con-
struction techniques place it within the scope of most
do-it-yourselfers. The completed teahouse measures
about 7 feet square and stands about 11 feet tall.
Teahouse plan (No. 710)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package (No. C99)
Three other projects ... $22.95
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Used, (12) 20ft panels. $60
for a'll or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
Approx. 50,.60", 99" $500 for
Anl tooc') c7 l-o n

Large assortment, Exc cond.
$120. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131

SETS, 17 Proof '60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943

COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer, lots of discs, works
great, $150. (863)467-6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
printer, $250/neg. Call
'PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in box, $40

table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177

BED FRAME Wooden, twin
.size, headboard/footboard,
Good condition $20
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Therne, 5pcs $15
BOOK SHELF 6ft tall, oak
$10 (863)824-0276

BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500

BUNK BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawers & desk.
$350 863-467-9027 or
863-634-2937 after 5pm.
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, p11. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
$50 for both, will sep. Nice
shape. (863)467-6088
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
chairs $50 (863)467-2532
SECTIONAL SOFA, 2 pc. with
end tables, coffee table & 2
foot stools & corner table.
$350 (863)467-9228
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Queen $500 Will separ-

.CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or

cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381 .

gal. $500. (863)763-4600

LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
SCOOTER- Golden Alante
motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers. pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233

BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
fer. (754)367-1761
FLORIDA ROOM 9x22', $400
or best offer (865)924-9228
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
-pump, $400 or best offer.
(863)675-6568 leave mes-
NEXTEL i275 Ca-mera
Phone only 3 months old
$80 or best offer
*digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000,.7000, Is600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old, pd'$1257, sell for $600.

BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
new symbols & stands.
$800 or best offer.
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
(863)467-8548 .

great for senior home, $200,
Hand fed $900
Hand Fed $650
'6 males, 6 females.
,Call 863-634-3508 or
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-4193
each. (863)675-6214
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$150. Please call
863-763-8380 after 5pm
Ask for Susan
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
FISH TANKS (20) 2V/, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 me.
old. $950. neg.
old, aHl shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896

TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247.


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

WATER HEATER: Just 1 yr.
old. 40 gallon. Pd. $270,
Asking $125 or best offer.
561-723-4466 Cell.

diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul.
$550 (863)675-3236
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.

ment size. Like new w/pucks
&.handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
now $550. (863)357-1572
AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792'
POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.

DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer.
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.

TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr, old,

GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
built in battery charger, Exc
cond $995. (863)467-4328

battery, Good condition
$100. (863)673-2754

new, Cost $140. Sell $70.

DVD's (85) & 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082 .

WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877 or
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No wonder newspaper
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 630
Fertilizer 635
Horses 8HIl
Supplies e45
Lavan & Garden .'i5
Livestock 355
Poultry Supplies i:'61)
Seeds Plants
Flowers 3',5

MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
w/leather harness. $1200.
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
REG. MINI, 5 mo. old stallion.
Chestnut w/white. Very pretty
w/exc. build. Big build in small
pckg. $950 (863)824-0522
REG., MINI, Tricolor paint
,i in ] mare, Gorgeous mare
Ill ,yeliner/hazel eyes. 30"
Gentle. $1500 863)824-0522

LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
er & Scotts lawn mower.
$700 will sep 863-357-6456

healthy and de wormed
$350 (305)807-2500.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent '9'
Land Rent 9.35
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 60

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm.daily (863)357-2044 -
furnished, elec. & water pro-
vided, $600 mo., 1st & sec.

BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dry-
er, 1st, last & sec. dep,
$800 mo. (561)793-4860
BASSWOOD, 3BR/2BA, $1200
mo., 1st, last & security, Call
for appointment
OKEE- 3Br, 2Ba, Big porch,
yard, 905 SW 2nd Ave
$1000 mo. + 1st & last sec
dep. (863)634-0512
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely turnn,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep:
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA,
Ig. fam. rm., screen rm. on the
water w/dock, club house,
$1100 mo. (863)381-6937
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, an
cul-de-sac, $800 down,
$950/mo (863)357-3252
Theresa or Travis

Roommate Wanted, 1/2
utilities, 1/2 rent, Call


Business Places -
Sale 10i05
Property Sale 1010

Townhouses Sale 10315
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots. Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 108')

OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1ba.
New roof, new flooring, fenced
yard. $99,900. Please call

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home. Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent -015
Mobile Homes Sale :1201

POWER CORD- For a Mobile
Home. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.

OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec. Small
pets okay, (863)467-6309
eve & wkends.
nished. Avail. now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863-357-3639

1800 s.f., Double lot, 2-Living
rooms, 2-Carport's, $120K
neg. 863-467-4449
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500. (863)634-7737
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$,1.40,000 (863)634-3009


Campers RVs .'lit
Jetl Skiis ."
Marine Accessories I -'u
Marine Mibcellaneous :.0
Motorcycles SC,
Spoil Vehicles ATVs .0 3,

ARROW GLASS, '84, 18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamaha,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)924-8292
BASS BOAT, Ranger 83, 18'
Ft., 150 hp Mercury, 651b trol-
ling motor, 2) fish finders, 3)
new batteries, new lower unit
& additional new items. $4000
or best offer. (863)467-6621
w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
CATFISH BOAT, 21' long,
70hp Tohatsu, new trailer.
Good condition. $2500,
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal control Depth
finder $3500 941-426-3781
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Mere,
Trolling -motor. $1500
JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer,
motor & trolling motor. Extra's
included. $800. or best offer.
Call (863)763-0280 anytime.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great.
$650. (863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty.. Perfect cond. $2000.
Skeeter Model TZX190, '04,
19', less than 50 hrs., Yama-
ha 1 75hpdi, 80b. thrust troll.
mtr., hotfoot, Lowrance
depth, finder, $21,000.

MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ FI/Rm,
Very good cond. Taylor
Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227

ing. $500.(863)697-6109

replica, practically brand new,

offer (863)464-0542
YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500, (863)801-4949

Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
SUZUKIE 125 3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029

Automobiles ,I

Automobiles ii',
Autos Wanted 4.ild
Classic Cars -1h15
Commercial Trucks r10;'
Equipment -02o
Foreign Cars 40I "
Four Wheel Drive 4u3'5
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-10
Parts Repairs 4045'
Pickup Trucks 4-i.ci)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4ici.
Utility Trailers 'uJ6,5
Vans 407'1

4 Door, 71K mIs., Good on
gas. Clean inside/out. Asking
$2450. (863)467-4043

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,.; F:vERi LO, R .'i TY COLLEGE, in compliance "vith the Consultants Com-
S n ,--ires rchi services for the de-

',I '. i,. ,I '...'.-', rall submit
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1 Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3 Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Flaniing Ulice at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your iequestto pivey@ircc.edu)
I Three (3) eiteils of recommendation from owners with whom you have had ex-
nice e past llee (3) yeais
5 Copy of ilnms uirt, nt Florida Professional Reg:st aton License
6 [I your finn is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Cor-
poiate Charier
Submidtal documents vall be accepted in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilties Plannina Office Buildmn' "S". Room #233 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12:00 Noon on Tuesday Seotember 20
2005 Submittals received after that timeldate will not be considered

and a receiving acilit. Site infrastructure has already been designed
The subject facility will be constructed at the IRC 1 1 i .. :-.N....... 'r'
.. .. 4981 -5596. i ,,, ,, .... .. ,- h:
S. 772-462-7360 Thankyou for your interest in
our projects.
82380 ON 9/6,13/05

AFFECTED RULE: Rule 3.3.610 Drug Free Workplace Rule (Docket #05-16)
SUMMARY: Thre current Drug Free Workplace Rule will be repealed and re-promul-
gated as a non-rule policy as part of the Districts on-going indtative to update and
revamp its personnel policies.
TIME AND DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 @ 9:00
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further information
contact Lourdes Ramos (internet lramos@sfwtmd.gov) or Eileen Granahan-
Coates (internet ecoaes@sfwmd.gov of the South Florda Water Management
District, Post Offi ce Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone
(561) 687-8800. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management Distdrict Board
decisions required a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised that
it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made ;-I "' 'he testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. ii disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact
the Director of Governing Board and Executive Services, at (561) 682-6371 at
least two business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements.
82335 ON 9/6; CGS 9/8,/05

condition. Runs great! New
tires. $2,500 (863)467-4763
FORD F150 XLT 2001, 4 Dr.,
2wd, 91K mis., Power every-
thing. $15,000 or best offer.
FORD TEMPO 1992, Rebuilt
engine, 48K mis. 30+ mpg.
Good condition. $800.
Runs good. Need minor cos-
metic work. $1500. neg. 863-
634-7556 or 561-758-5295.
Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1300.
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
RA WAGON, '89, runs good,
good' shape, $800 neg.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport
Edition, new battery, Full
power Good clean car $1600
or best offer 863-675-2598
Runs great. A/C, Needs
shocks $600.
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-8038
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214

vertible. Needs work. $500.

FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
Runs needs work & paint job.
Plays hard in mud. Tough
truck $1500 (863)763-8725.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2000.

FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11ft utility body $1200

CAR DOLLY, fits all vehicles,
$450. (863)382-9222
ners for '98 Expedition,
$125. Call 239-634-9339.
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
MISC. PARTS off of '80's
Mustang, $2500 for all will
sell separately.
parts or repair, good trans,
tires, a/c blows cold, $450
neg. (863)467-8856
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
versal four lug. Brand new!
Very Nice! $600. or best offer
Call Ramses (863)673-0645
TIRES (4)- new, M+S
LT245/75R17 Continental
Contrac $240 (86:3)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend
TOOL BOX diamond plate for
full size truck & L shape 110
gal fuel tank, (2) 12v fuel
pumps $500(863)763-8415
TOOL BOX, For Full Size Pick
Up. Diamond plated. $75.
TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589

CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
DODGE DAKOTA, '93- 4x4,
new engine, new rims, new
all terrain tires, AC/CD, V6
auto, $3500 (863)697-8332
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold -ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
FORD F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually, flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
FORD PICK UP 1977, Runs.
$500. (863)634-0433
FORD RANGER XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
$800. (863)382-9222
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
neg. (863)634-7098
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
Excellent condition. $2500
Toyota Pickup, '85, ext. cab, 4
whl dr., lifted on 35x12.5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441

condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses

tires, runs good, needs trans
work, 1 $300.
Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, 4x4,
good motor & trans., for
parts only, $350 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0812
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703





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