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The housing money will be
available through local banks that
participate in the program. Mr.
.Jernigan said that RiYerside Bank
and Seacoast National Bank have
indicated interest in the program.
However, none of the local banks
have made a commitment to the
program yet.
Mr. Jernigan said he would
meet with local banks that have an
interest in participating, and possi-
bility with local realtors.
See Program Page 2

that can be used for closing costs
and to pay down the principal.
Mr. Jernigan stated that, the
interest rate would be about I per-
cent below market rate. He would
not know the exact interest rate
until after the bonds are sold in
late July.
Mr. Jernigan said this program
could be used in conjunction with
the State'Housing Initiative Part-
nership (SHIP), which is a pro-
gram that is already in place in
Okeechobee County for low-
income homebuyers.

first time homebuyer.
The authority is actually a state:
agency that issues tax-exempt-,
bonds in participating counties to
make home buying possible for
low- and, middle-income cate-,,,
At their May 25 meeting, the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners voted to
participate in the program. There,
are currently 20 counties partici-
pating in the bond program. In the
past, Okeechobee participated in
the-program but has not done so'

for several years
Authority representative Gor-
don Jernigan said his organization
has is-sued a billion dollars worth
of bonds in 17 years, with no cost
,or liability to participating coun-
ties, That is because the bonds are
-secured 100 percent by mort-
gages. The bonds are a finance
source for lending institutions and
the mortgage income pays off the
. Another feature of the program
is a second no interest loan of 10
percent of the cost of the house

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News.
Beginning in mid August there
will be a new program to'help low
and middle-income homebuyers.
Home financing through the
Escambia. County Housing
Authority will then be available in
Okeechobee County. Normally,
the program is for first time home-
buyers but in Okeechobee and
several other participating coun-
ties that were hitby Hurricane
Wilma, it is not necessary to be a

By, Erk Kopp
Okeechobre News,
A rather brief two-week
in e,-,IiqaLi.--.n In[() 1he illegal sales
of tobacco to minors has cLilmi-
nated with the arrest -of eight;'
clerks from local convenience
I: Deputies from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff 's'Office
(OCSO), along -with an unideriti-
fied juvenile, went to 40 different
convenience stores in Okee-
chobee County. During Ahe
'im- tioatirn clerk,:; at rit
-the eiqrif sf,_.ies teporlodk sc.1d
,aiettes io the IMEFIlle %X'rllle
CTIE cleil. alltgedI3 sold the
under-aged buyer a lo ttery ticket.
'All of the arrests were misde
meanors. The clerks wore arrest-
ed on warrants and had to post

bonds of $ 1 ('11) ilach.
OCSO Lieutenant William
Markham said the eight conven
ience stores: where clerks
allegEdI.N made IhE illegal sales
were:, LaFiesta -Supermarket,
S.R. 70 %V; T----%%-n Star, S. R. 70 W;
Circle K, U.S. 98; Handy Store, S.
Parrott Avenue; Step Saver, U.S.
441 S; PeopIE's Grocery, S.R.
710; T&C Food Mart, S.R. 70 E;
and One Stop Food Store, S.R. 70
OCSO detectives Richard
Durfee and Shane,-\Itman con-
Accordin-i to Lt. Nlarkhan'i
the juenile'nlered the store s
and allegedly asked for a pack of
cigarettes., One detective would
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-N O N He said 99 percent of homes are
sold through realtors and realtors
S are always looking for ways for
homeowners to qualify for a loan.
Mr. Jernigan said in Okee-
chobee County the maximum
qualifying income for a family of
two would be around $53,000 or
gi $54,000. A family of three or more

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Easy crossing,
A pickup truck goes over the recently rebuilt railroad
crossing on County Route 15A. The crossing was in bad
shape and desperately in need of repair.

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enter the store and would be near
the counter while the juvenile
attempted to buy the cigarettes.
The other detective would stay out-
side in the car, but in a position
where he could see the juvenile.
"Because they are working with
a juvenile, they must always be in a
position where they can see the
juvenile," said Lt. Markham.
Once the juvenile makes the
purchase, Lt. Markham said the
juvenile and detectives will leave.
The detectives will then collect all
of the evidence and log it. Then, the
detectives will return to the store to
identify the clerk.

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could not have an income above
$64,000. He said that teachers, law
enforcement officers and firefight-
ers would be in the income range
to qualify.
The program will be available
for two years,
Mr. Jernigan said he would
advertise in the local newspapers
when the program is available and
prospective homebuyers would
have to apply through local partici-
pating banks.

But, they will not arrest the clerk
at this time. Instead, the detective
will do the prescribed paperwork
and obtain arrest warrants.
Lt. Markham said they don't
make the arrests at the time for two
reasons: first, that would necessi-
tate the dosing of the store, which
means waiting for someone to
come and lock it up or else work
for the clerk that is under arrest;
second, an arrest immediately after
the sale would give away the juve-
nile. Most of the time, added Lt
Markham, the juveniles used in
such operations do not carry any
form of identification.
Lt. Markham added that before
juveniles are used in such opera-
tions, the detectives must get per-
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New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
are ripe for a surge in West Nile
this summer because of the rub-
ble left by Hurricane Katrina last
year, full of water-collecting
crevices that make perfect mos-
quito breeding grounds.
Birds are the incubators key
to West Nile's spread. Some, like
crows, die quickly when bitten by
an infected mosquito. Others,
particularly robins and house
sparrows, build up high levels of
the virus without dying off, able to
then infect more mosquitoes.
When it's hot and dry, those birds
compete with mosquitoes for the
same scarce water supplies -
close contact that spurs more bug

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And scientists who checked
the stomach contents of live mos-
quitoes found that one big West
Nile carrier t nds to mostly bite
robins until June, %when 'those
birds finish nesting and start
migrating. Then, rather than fill-
ing the gap with just.other birds,
the bugs bite more people in late
Since it emerged in New York
City' in 1999, West Nile virus has
spread from coast to coast. Only
Maine and Washington have diag-
nosed no ill people yet, despite
finding the virus in mosquitoes
and other animals in summers
Already this year, doctors are
reporting the neurologic form of
West Nile in five people in Califor-
nia, Colorado, Mississippi and
Texas. All donated blood is tested

for West Nile, to prevent transfu-
sions from symptom-free but
infected people, and- the CDC
hopes those tests will also act as
an early warning signal of
impending outbreaks in addi-
tion to mosquito testing that has
uncovered infection in 16 states
and counting.
Older people and organ trans-
plant recipients are most at risk of
life-threatening disease, while,
mysteriously, the polio-like mus-
cle weakness tends to strike peo-
ple in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
But the sad truth is that West
Nile can strike anyone, and
there's no vaccine yet. Hence the
CDC wants people to use mosqui-
to repellents as routinely as they
do seat belts, so they'll be covered
wherever and whenever the virus
pops up. The best advice:
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Make it harder for mosqui-
toes to breed in your neighbor-
hood. Don't let water collect in
flower pots, buckets, old tires or
wading pools. Clean out bird-
baths weekly, and clean clogged
Make sure window screens
have no holes.
And consult a doctor for
such symptoms as high fever,
severe headache, confusion or
difficulty thinking, stiff neck,
severe muscle weakness or
Neergaard covers health and
medical issues for The Associat-
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Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the tar-
get district for data input..Businesses outside the LPA are urged to par-
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned.
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake Okee-
chobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be held Thurs-
day, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78 W
Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fixyour home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
One ticket wins Fantasy 5 prize
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One winner of the Fantasy 5 game will col-
lect $194,937.30, the Florida Lottery said Monday.
The winning ticket was bought in the city of Homestead, lottery offi-
cials reported.
The 287 tickets matching,4-of-5 numbers will collect $109.50 each.
The 7,950 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $11 each, and 74,566 tickets
v, on a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Sunday nightwere 15-27-29-31-36.


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Arrest Report

The following individuals were June 22 by Deputy Arlene Durbin 102nd St., Okeechobee, was arrest- rott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
arrested on felony or driving under on a warrant charging him with ed June 23 by Deputy Anthony ed June 24 by Deputy Kenneth Sar-
the influence (DUI) charges by the driving while license suspended Kibler on felony charges of posses- ros on charge of driving under the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office habitual offender. His bond was set sion of cocaine and tampering with influence. His bond was set at
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City at $2,500. evidence, and misdemeanor $500.
Police Department (OCPD), the Richard Allen Hoffman, 45, charges of possession of marijuana Steven Alderete, 18, S.E. 27th
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the N.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was under 20 grarips and resisting arrest St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva- arrested June 22 by Deputy without violence. His bond was set June 25 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
tion Commission (FWC) or the Matthew Hurst on a charge of pos- at $15,000. charges of driving under the influ-
Department of Corrections (DOC). session of cocaine.. His bond was Terry Rodney Johnson, 39, S.E. ence and reckless driving. His bond
Rebecca Blair, 33, Hibiscus set at $5,000. 33rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested was set at $1,000. .
Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested June Prentiss T. McKinnon, 37, N.E. June,23 by the Narcotics Task Force This column lists arrests and not
22 by Deputy S. Green on an Okee- 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest- on a felony charge of possession of corivictions, unless otherwise stat-
chobee warrant charging her with ed June 22 by Deputy Randy cocaine, arid misdemeanor charges ed. Anyone listed here who is later
amended violation of probation Thomas on a warrant charging him of possession of drug paraphernalia found innocent or has had the
worthless checks over $150. She is with violation of probation pos- and driving while license suspend- charges against them dropped is
being held without bond. session of marijuana. He is being ed with knowledge. His bond was welcome to inform this newspa-
Teddy David Prescott, 48, S.W held without bond. set at $6,000. per. The information will be con-
19th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Anthony Ingram, 39, N.W. Alcide J. Lambert, 55; S. Par- firmed and printed.


Edith Viola Selbach
Edith Viola Selbach, age 92, of
Okeechobee, died June 25, 2006,
in Fort Pierce, Mrs. Selbach Was
born Jan. 28,
1914, in Live
Oak to George
and Nita Mae
Snipes. -She
was 'a home-
maker former-
ly of Lathrop
Wells,' Nev.,
having come
to Okee- Edith Viola
chobee from Selbach
West Palm
Beach in 2004. She was a mem-
ber of the Victory Baptist Church.
Mrs. Selbach was preceded in
death by her husband, Theo Sel-
bach, in 1986.
She is survived by: her son,
Clarence Harris of Okeechobee;
daughter, Kay Henson of Cayu-
cos, Calif.; sister, Ernesteen Kerby
of Mayo; 11 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; one great-
great grandchild; and, several
nieces and nephews.,
Visitation: will be from 11 to
noon, Wednesday, June 28, 2206,
at Victory Baptist Church. Funeral
services will follow at noon. Pas-.
tor Johnny Jarriel of Victory Bap-
tist Church will officiate.
Graveside services will be at 3
p.m., Thursday, June 29,'2006, at
New Harmony Cemetery in Live
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are. entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Elda M. Wethington
Elda M. Wethington, age 78,
.of Okeechobee, died May 8,
2006. Jack and Elda Wethington
moved to Okeechobee to help
take care of Elda's parents, Earl
and Donna Hughes and found
the town they wanted to live the
rest of. their lives in. Earl and
Jack would fish together almost
every day. They made friends
here and it is the wish of the
family that these good friends be
notified of her passing. ,
She is preceded in death by:-
her loving husband, John "Jack"
Wethington; and,' her grandson,
Jeremy Wethington.
She is survived by: children,
Sharon ,(Mike) Abrams, Steve
(Nancy) Wethington; two'grand-
children, Amanda (Luis) Sabati-
ni and Joshua Wethington.
She will be fondly remem-
bered. by many nieces and
nephews as a loving and caring
and funny "Aunt Elda."
No services will be held. She
will be interred with her hus-
band after 16 years apart.
S* In lieu of flowers, please send
a-contribution to the American
Cancer Society or the charity of
your choice.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
.Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Charles Phelps
Charles Phelps,,age 77, of Okee-
chobee, died June 23, 2006 in
Okeechobee. Mr. Phelps was born
Jan. 14, 19'29 a
*He proudly
served our
country in ihe
,U.S. Mi,:imne
Corps. He as --.
a retired sales-
man, of the
Methodist laiii.,
having come to
Florida' from Charles
Maryland in Phelps
Mr. Phelps is survived by: his
wife of 55 years, Charlotte Phelps;
daughters, Tanya (Eliot) Medina of
Jupiter and Alissa Phelps of Port St.
Lucie; two sons, Dean (Katherine)
Phelps, of Boca Raton, and Duane
(Nancy) Phelps of Okeechobee;
two brothers, William Phelps of
Cape Coral, and Alan Phelps of
Fredrickburg, Md.; and, sister,
ElainedJones of Elliott City, Md. In
addition he is survived by six grand-
children, and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 4
until 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27,2006
at' Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Chapel. Funeral services will follow
at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jim Hudson of
the Church of the Nazarene officiat-
Interment will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Flori-
da National Cemetery in Bushnell.
'Those unable to attend the serv-
ices may sign the guest book at
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory. .
Shirley Kay
Shirley Kay Lemmermen, age
50, of Old Town, died, Saturday,
June 17, 2006, at her.home. She
was born in Gladewater, Texas.
Mrs. Lemmermen lived ,in Port St.
Lucie until her illness when she
moved to Old .Town to be with her
son. She was a district manager for
the Burger King Chain for 30 years.
Mrs. Lemmermen was best
remembered for being a mom and
Mrs. Lemmermen is survived
by: her son, Jason Lemmermen of
Old Town; daughter, Alison Stevens
of YeeHaw Junction; sisters, Judy
Daniel, Cecilia Preston and Lorna
Cox, all of Paris, Texas; and, grand-
children, Colton Stevens and Kora
Graveside funeral services were
held on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at
1:30 p.m., at the Sanford Family
Cemetery in Wynonna, Texas, with
Randall Scott officiating.
Arrangements have been
placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross
City, Fla. (352) 498-5400.
John B. Parrish III
John B. Parrish IlI, age 61, of
Okeechobee, died, June 24,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born March 14, 1945, in

Charleston, S.C. and moved to
Okeechobee in 1992. He .had
been a member of the Treasure
Island Baptist Church and
enjoyed gardening and making
He is survived by: his brother,
Donald F. (Carol) Parrish of
Boynton Beach; sisters, Marjofie
,P. Sandefur 'ofOkeecrr:lbee and
Alice P. Cochrane,,of 0Delray

Beach. He is also survived by his
best friend and supporter during
Shis illness, Mike Stokes of Okee-
A memorial :service will be
held Saturday, July 1, 2006 from 4
ufltil 6 p.m., at the home of Mar-,
jorie Sandefur in Okeechobee.
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Community Events

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity
to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson
at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets dan be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawingwill be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's p program s
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parroft Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20thyear high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass
and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would
like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play board
games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any
ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m.
until 4;:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15.'All proceeds from the sae of the oma-
ments will go to,the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
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 interest-
ed 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.
Widows 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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
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.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group thatoenjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish .
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th. Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or JanetRinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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 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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:36 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive, rela-
tionships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 7$3-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until"
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St. '
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance'
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, ball Fran at (863) 382-
6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
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 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Community Events

Fountain of Life plans VBS
,The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus.
For information, call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.
Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is
hosting a vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9
p.m. The theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades
one through -12 are invited. For information, call (863) 763-
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Legion forming new unit

American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okee-
chobee has formed a new unit that will be known as the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64 social membership. Members may not be
eligible for American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American
Legion membership. Prospective members may not have been
convicted of a felony. Applications are available at the American
Legion. Applications will be screened by the social member-
ship committee.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of
this year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a
cancer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer,
contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at
(863) 634-6012.

Community Events

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold
its Bible times village adventure June 27-29 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress in your
robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times setting. To
registeryour family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.
Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June
27-30 from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospel
Express. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. The next camp dates are June 27-30. The cost is
$100 per. camper, and campers should provide their own snacks
and lunch. F9r information, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T Camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 27-30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Outlook and
Outreach Training). There will be games, snacks, crafts, fun, skits
music and more in a fun Army boot camp setting. This is a free
camp for youths ages 4 to 12. For information, call (863) 467-1733.
Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Med-
ical, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore
Pediatrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at Erma at the
Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.
'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
Class of '77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at RJ. Gators, 102 S.W.
14th St., at 6 p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know of any
classmates, please attend this meeting. For information call Cindi
Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson Larson at
(863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
Coalition finance group to meet
The finance committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., will meet Wednes-
day, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition Conference
Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.
Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will
be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on
-Wednesday, June 28, at noon.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parent-
ing education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held June 28
and July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Asso-
ciation, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parenting class consists of
six, one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a Certifi-
cate of Completion. No child care will be available. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5877.
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet June 29, July 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m, at the Early
Learning Coalition Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft.
Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, July
1, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Pat Fowler,
executive director for Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
(FCCG). The topic will be educating the public on gambling addic-
tion. Internet gambling will also be discussed. The FCCG Hotline is
1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go
July 4 barbecue planned
VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will host
their 12th annual Fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday, July 4. The
menu will consist of pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato
salad, rolls and more. Dinners will be served from 12:30 until 3:30
p.m. for a $6 donation. An amateur singing contest will begin at 2
p.m. with a gong show theme. We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary. For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for
two. Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Ocean-
side Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each
morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for
the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and out-
reach programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To
purchase a ticket, call their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The
drawing will be held July 4, and you need not be present to win.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the corner
of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.

Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will
be held July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
357-4141 or (863) 634-4619.
Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the" main topic at

the Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic
Party. The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.
Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave, on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-6869.
Church hosting sports camp
The First Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Out Reach Center, 310 S.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be drama, sports, games, snacks, music and
exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space
is limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

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The registration fee is $75. In For information, contact Rusty
.- order to register you must bring the Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
child's last report card, a current To enroll stop by the church
S. year physical from your doctor and office at 677 S.W 32nd St., or go to
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baseball for. boys and soccer for
girls. The second session will be

Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will host
a benefit team tournament on July
15 at Okee-Tantie Marira to help

OG&CC Weekly Results

* - PI.G.S.League
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-__- wood): First place-Randy Ketch-
S- erside. Second place-Vicki
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S- ._ June 22: First place-Don Gray.

Second place-Ken Burnette. Last
place-Hari v \Vhite Closest to pin-
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one, (11) Ken Burnette and (17)
Harry White.
June 23: First place-Ma\ Sher-
ry. Second place-Ida Curtis. Last
place-Vennie Malone. Closest to
pin-(2) Randy Ketcherside, -(8)
Linda Freas, (11) J.ohn Nickelson
and (17) Kenny Curran.

defray costs of sending the mem-
bers of the Big "0" Teen Anglers,.
Inc. to state competition on, Sept.
30 at Lake Toho.
The tournament will be a "pick
your own partner" tourney with a
70-30 payback. The entry fee will

be $100 and C.iari be paid at .the
ramp on the morning of the tour-
For information, contact George
Marshall, Jr. at i8, I 634-8145 or
Charlie Hays at (868) 763-2332.

Submilted 10 Okeechobee NewsDorothy Anderson
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA)
recently presented Maci Culligan (right) with a $200 con-
tribution toward her trip to the Wrangler Junior High
Division Rodeo Finals to be held on July 10-15 in Gallup,
N.M. The check was presented to Ms. Culligan by LOAA
president Dennis Anderson (left). Ms. Culligan is one of
the top four contestants in the state who are eligible to
compete in the Finals. She will be participating in the
girls' breakaway roping event. Ms. Culligan is the daugh-
ter of Martin and Cathy Culligan and the granddaughter
of long-time airboat association member Gator Davis.

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Scholarship Night

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black announced at the annual Okeechobee High School Scholarship
The Health Occupations Students of America scholarships Night presentations. They were (in no particular order) Brooke
were awarded to Nancy Olivares (left) and Shana Neal McDowell, Katelin Johnson, Misael Torres, Megan Rodriguez,
(right) by Principal Gary Kirsch (center) during Okee- Lacy Rock, Nikita Shipp and Anthony J. Summerford.
chobee High School's Scholarship Night presentations.

F l Seminole Casino-Brighton scholarships were awarded by
Marty Johns (back row) to (in no particular order) Dawn Fox,
Jim Vinsel (left) and Frank Irby (right) awarded the Kiwa- Lixsey Venegas, Aleese Eatmon, Kaycee Washbish, Shanna
nis-Mae Stokes Memorial Scholarship to Ashley Childers Furphy, Tara Douglas, AshledChilders, Brittany Sumbler and
(center) during Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Kenny Spencer. The awards were made at Okeechobee High
Night presentations. School's annual Scholarship Night presentations.

The Okee-Tantie Title Co. Scholarship was awarded to Brit-
tany Sumbler (left) and Ashley Childers (right) by Sharon
Coker (center) during Okeechobee High School's Scholar-
ship Night presentations.

The Eli's Western Wear Scholarships were awarded to (in
no particular order) Kati McWaters, Casey Hoover, Jo Beth
Wilkerson and Bobbi Jo Haberlandt by Gary Kirsch (back
row right) during the Scholarship Night presentations at
Okeechobee High School.

Community Events

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

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
Cross receipt.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
SMartha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have.them 9-1. -1 act\ ,ated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call 186i) 763-2893, or drop
them of! at their admrninistrati e office at 11.1 N3.W Fifth St.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Streets to close for project
G4 Construction has started work at the intersection of N.W. Fifth
Avenue and N.W. 22nd Lane. Streets will be closed seven to 10 days. The
company will be cutting the road for a Sanitarn Se%% er Project N \V Fifth
Avenue, will beclosed to north south traffic and N.W. 22 Lane %%ill be
closed to eastbound traffic t-rough trattfic at N.W-Fifth Ae. For informa-
tion, call Ray Parker at i:(63) 63-4-1136, Brad GQ.or ead at tS63.i 63-4-2121
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were honored at the June 13 Okeechobee County School Board meeting for their accom-
plishments. They are: (left to right) Sharlene Avant, health occupations teacher and spon-
sor; Logan Sippert, 11th grade; Danielle Mears, 11th grade; Shana Neal, 12th grade; and
Audrey Palmer, 12fth grade and Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools.

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All Medicare recipients should
now be aware that they may be
eligible to receive a power
wheelchair, paid for by Medicare,
if they suffer from conditions
such as arthritis, respiratory, car-
diovascular disease, pain, gait
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that impair a beneficiary's ability
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AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Soci-
ety/Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer committee is cur-
rently seeking individuals inter-
ested in helping with the event.

The 5K walk will be held in Octo-
ber of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you
are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volun-
teer, contact Pattie Mullins at
(863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heine-
man at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers
parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, June
23, through Thursday, June 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Click" (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
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday 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 "Garfield" (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, inatinees are $4.00.
For information, call 863-763-


Food Pantry
is open again
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
operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.
Mentors make
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Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk andopportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you
can be a mentor. For informa-
tion, call Toni Doyle at (863)
One Stop Center ,.
has job openings
If you're looking for a job,
look at the One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W Park St. The center
is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of. the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
SSunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at

these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m..

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

BULL DOGS, 3, Red male,8
yrs, neutered, Brindle male,
6mo, Red female 4mo 6/24.
On Levee across from BHR.
Heart broken family. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042
CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780
RED NOSE PIT. M-4 rrmos old,
white stripe on face, white
Spaws, vic of Palm' Mobile
Home Pk (863)302-1807

KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.
KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
(863)675-6474 ,
KITTENS, Free to good homes.
only. (863)357-3878
PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only"!! (239)842-0503


Employment -
FuH-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Skles 230

w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391 '
Heavy Equipment/
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
Immediately. Byr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
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inventory sheets!

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ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with. computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.,

Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/V2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
Needed for Okeechobee
agricultural business.
Appl. vai, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fri from7am-8am
ONLY. Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
Highway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd..

Estimator, exp. for local,con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-7.63-6337.
Needed to drive 1 ton truck.
Will be pulling goose neck
trailer, hauling livestock & hay
out of state. Paid by the mile.
Drug Free Work Place.
Call: (863)763-0518 or Email:
CARE Needed for 8 month old
child starting in August. Please
call (863)634-3457
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
Experienced. 863-697-3622
or 863-634-1136
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106

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has immediate opening for a Reliability Engineer.
Prefer Mechanical Engineering Degree but willing
to substitute 10 years experience in field. Micro-
soft computer skills a must. Salaried position,
bonus potential, 401 K, and benefits.
Contact HR Dept. @ 863.902.4133
fax 863.902.4315,
or dmelton@southerngardens. comn

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
.Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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for appointment.
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.

Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.
917 SW. Park St, Okeechobee FL.

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The Okeechobee County. Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Road Patrol Secretary. Appli-
cant must be highly motivated, organized, detail
orientated and must have demonstrated customer
service and. communication skills. The applicant
must have experience with MS Word and E-mi
applications. Salary is negotiable based on expe-
rience. Applications can either be hand delivered
or received by mail by 'close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W,4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida

Thrie Okeecnibee Lrunriv Shf'r -. Offl:e is seeking
applications for'"fiBtpatcher. Applirani mujit be
highly motivated, organized, detail orientated' and
must have demonstrated customer service and
communication skills. Shift work is required. The
applicant must have experience with computer ap-
plications. Salary is negotiable based on experi-
ence. Applications can either be hand delivered oT
received by mail by close of business July 7-,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida


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

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

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


Class A License
w/Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.

Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Hands on take charge leader
for juice plant. Experience in
ammonia refrigeration,
equipment, computers &
electrical a plus.
Fax resume to: (772)465-1693
Orchid Island Juice Co.
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
1-800-483-4279 or fax
resume to 772-546-3482
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-


Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks,.etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for-,
info orfax resume to

Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
experienced Purchasing
Agent. Must be detail
oriented, able to prepare
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer,
vendor contracts. Good
communications skills
Sessenlial. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For:
confidential consideration,:
please fax resume to
or email resume to



Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

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Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
optometry practice.
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
" Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
, Thursday afternoons
between 12pm-5pm.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.
Zibeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Experienced Carpenters/
Framers; Starting Pay
S$12to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00

Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club 3.4 ays per wee'.
weekends a musl. Ligh dutyv
Ca" Terry 863)63-62i28


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
Sment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
oases ol questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-al-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
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area, use caution.

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
ChHd Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
SLand clearing, fill dirt, pad
*work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small, Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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, Glaseware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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 COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160

BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ingexcellent condition $80
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
. LaBelle
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
more, Both work perfectly.
$1.00. Will separate
$400 (863)763-3451

$100 or best offer.

6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45

Various sizes, 12'to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
ial, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
(863)763-6216 -
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
-$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
$50. (863)634-8118
5 @ 10'x4',1 3' 10'-18', 3"
insulated, $600. Call
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
white, never used. $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-.

CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800

CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9,
Approx. 30 pc. $60 for all.
$75. (863)228-2123

40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle. .
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.

graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.

Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige w/in-
ner massager & heat. Like
new. $200. (863)357-0672
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
feds and make your
clean un a breezel

COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
S(863)675-7105 o ...: -
,Sleigh Bed. rwir, solid wood.
writewacsr, wrfrianresses,
SOFA, BROYHIL: 3 Cushion
w/matching Loveseat & Otto-
man. Like new. Floral design.
$500. for all. (863)357-0672 "
SOFA, Floral: Excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)357-0223
after 6pm.
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.

LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies, powder charge & misc.
$100(863)357-3107 aft 5

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.

w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or

Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.

LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle

CAR HAULER- '89 Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500. (863)467-4253
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
White. Combination/Key.
$75 (863)763-6529

Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450

COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
$20 -$45. (863)697-8731
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female. Cute...cute...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250

JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037

SINGER, 1978; in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046:

ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.

Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
$300. (863)697-8881

TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400

GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v;
brand new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
* ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
will cut up to half inch.
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
10". New, only used once.
420 or iest offer.
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.

XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118

vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
sive, For back of car.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!

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 B35
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, ,14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incldstack (863)357-1693-
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri
Colored, 6 yrs. old. Quarter
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2
hh. $800. (863)357-3325
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings

Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser.. $375
$500 (863)763-4567
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
$800. for all, will separate.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellent shape. $400.
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200

SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
(863)697-8881 Jennifer

Rentals jL

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wood. Ready to move in!
$1250. mo. + sec. & ref's.
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA,13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Lawrenc.e Associates.
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(8)763)763-2262 or 634-1000
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Oar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, iba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,
$1200/mo. (863)634-8733
Earn some extra cash.

Sell your used Items In
the classifleds

West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy

OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, furn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
util. (863)610-1939 or

FRONT, Small Pool, W/D,
Furnished. Dock. Avail. Mid
July. (561)723-3476

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
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 1080

Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.

,Approx. 126ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info

BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1I8ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
\ yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
check out
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sq ft2 car gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New. Maple cabinets w/tff4
counters, New tie floors; Eg
laundry/pantry, Bqnus.. V'
New apple. Sec sySt'e'm,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEE., Palm Creek Dev. CBS,
3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 1st
11am -3pm (863)532-0388
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
or (863)763-0740
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
Spools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
2BA, completely remodeled,
screened pool w/liner, S/S
apple's, 3 sheds. $355K

FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mIs.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
Okeechobee, 5 acres +/-,;
cleared, fenced, corner lot,
paved road, off of SR 70
East, 6 mi. from town, beau-
tiful spot for estate home or
horse farm, $225,000.

Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186' x 280', 1 ml. west of
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking
$150,000. (772)464-2069

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005

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

Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
.on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. until. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec Call
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

2003 E-ZGO
Golf Car
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Card

Call Sherri (863)763-6434

2/1 on captive lake. Adult
community (55-older). Beauti-
fully furnished, dock, large
storage bldg. Move-In condi-
tion. You own land. Lease with
option to buy. $850. mo.
$92,500. (561)202-7702

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472


Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 30"25
Motorcycles .3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231-
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600.863-697-0135
BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
,$3400. (239)633-7173
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trir.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no title, $60.
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like-new, $750.
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500
SEADO0 14.5' '95 Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
143900 Negot. 772-785-9291

'04, 2BR/1BA, 14' slide out
L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
sips 6, many extras. $16,900
Negotiable. (772)785-9291

sleeps 6, new fridge & pump
sink. Coleman f/g canoe 17'
'03. $2500 Neg.863-697-8731

EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
,hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
asking $1500 or best offer
Model # 3375 Deluxe.'34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$13,500. (863)634-1130/

35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more

3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
$3900. (863)357-1183

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

2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.

FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.


ARTICAT DVX 250 2006, 4
Whir. Auto., Like new. Low
hours. $3500 or best offer.
Call Nick @ 863-697-0383
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $6000.863-673-6266
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
$650. (863)675-1862
'90, runs good; sand metallic
exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
er. $1500.. (239)839-0895
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
, transportation. $800
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires &.battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
'86,. cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
*to, $500, (8631946-3570
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call

GMC TOPKICK 1999, Power
Interior, New Paint. Cab &
Chassis $14,900. or add body
for $16,900. (863)357-1183

CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, runs
good. $1250 (863)763-4567
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865

GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" dms.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
$40. (863)763-6216
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.

WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.

CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591

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CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
.$950. (863)763-4149
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
$1200 (863)763-1370
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.,
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.

Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052

New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Coammission Meetbng Room 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public com-
ments in consideration of the abandonment of county rights-of-way in Okeecho-
bee Park subdivision and that are further described as folows:
That portion of the NW 1st StrSeet (a Orange Street) right-of-way between and ad-
joinring Blocks 55 and 56, all of the alley right-of-way in Block 55 and all of the al-
ley deit-of-way In Block 56, all In Okeechobee Par subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 35, public records of Okeectobee
county, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatm record of the proceedings Is made and that te record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk
tapes are forthe sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John AbneyS, Chairman
SharonRobertsn, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0028
142061 ON 6/27/06

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissionersaof Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meting Room, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Roida. The purpose of the hearing Is to receive public com-
ments in consideration of the abandonment of a platted alley right-of-way in
Okeechobee Gardens subdivision and that Is further described as follows:
All of the alley right-of-way in Block 26, Okeechobee Gardens subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 30, public records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between thehours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All interested parties and cizens shall have the opportune to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commisioners with respect to any matter considered at Ris hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of rth proceeding Is made and the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which theappeal is based. County Clerk tapes

John A bey, Sr, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Rorida
Petition B-2006-0031
142096 ON 6127/06

clasuifleds. Selling a
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom. caP? Look in thle cl8si-
$1200 (863)763-3451 d110118

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tie Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on July 13,2006 at 9 O'ClockA.M., in
the Okeechobee County Court House, County Commission Chambers located at
304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving com-
ments nd suggs andtions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance.
The tile of said proposed Ordinance s:
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Forida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on June 27,
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure Rat a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which appeal is based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
144480 ON 6/27/06

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060733 / 3600001284
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, Westl Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for S-127 Pump Station Hardening & Upgrade, Glades County,' FL on Wednes-
day, July 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which time submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project includes harddnlng of existing pump station, in-
place concrete, telemetry, utility & fuel lines, channel dredging, demolition, rip-
rap, earthwork, drainage, removal & replacement of asphalt sewage septic tank &
force main and trash rake & screens. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Okeechobee Field Station, 1000
NE 40th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5280. A site
visit will Immedilatelylfollow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www.stwmd.o purchasing9 a set for $274.00 at the above address, by call-
Ing 561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
ublic invitd to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
lctation can be obtained at our web site
144453 ON 6/27/06

towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75

Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.

The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairs to roots on OUA property as follows:
1.AdmlnIstration Building. 100 SW 5th Avenue: Complete tear-off and removal ol
old roof system. Deck repairs, installation of new 4-ply, built-up modified bitu-
men roof system. (app. 68 sqs.)
2.Wastewater Treatment Plant. 1335 NE 39th Blvd; Repairs and modification to
built-up, modified bitumen roof system.
3.Ground Water Treatment Plant 1200 NE 12th Street; Tile roof repairs
4.Surface Water Treatment Plant 371 SR 78 West, (two buildings); Complete
tear-off and removal of existing roof systems. Installation of new buit-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered Insulation, (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owners Representative at:

Lake Worth, FL 33460
Atn: Frank Merietto
A mandatola pre-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100 SIW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26, 2006 at 10:00
A.M. BIds submitted by non-attendees will not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Directors office, located
at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 RM. on July 6,2006.
John E Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
143487 ON 6/22-28/06

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060254 / 3600001273
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-.1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Golden Gate Canal Weir No. 2 Replacement, Collier County, FL. on Thurs-
day, July 27, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely suhmted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project Includes removareplacement of existing Weir.
Excavation & de-watering, steel sheet plies w/concrete cap, service bridge, three
Obereyer gates, control building, staff gages & stilling rells, telemetry, iOpera-
tion pIatform & railing, ladder, safety barriers, propane tank, security fence &
gates, earthwork, rip-rap, grassing & road work. An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Big Cypress Basin
Service Center, 6089 Janes Lane, Naples, FL 34109 For directions call
239-597-1505. A silte visit wlll immedlaley f follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at,. purchasing a set for $146.00 at the above address, by call-
Ing (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
cittation can be obtained at our web sRe.-
144445 ON 6/27/06

CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
.$2500 (863)635-7276 or
(863)528-3032 Frostproof

FORD CUSTOM VAN, .'89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners oftOkeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public bearing on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida: The purpose of the hearing is to receive public com-
ments in consideration of the abandonment of a portion of a county right-of-way
known as NW 141st Avenue north of NW 1st Street and that is further described
as follows:.
All that part of NW 141st Avenue lying North of the intersection with NW 1st Streel
in Section 13, Township 37 South, Range 33 East, and In Section 18, Township
37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particu-
lady described as follows:
A strip of land lying n a portion of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 34 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, and lying 30.00 feet on either side of and parallel
with the following described centedine:
Commence at the East 1/2 corner of said Section 18, and bear S 0011212' E, along
the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 696.16 feet to a point lying in
an existing asphalt road known as NW 141st Avenue and the Point of Beginning;
Thence bear S 23'25'41" E along said existing asphalt road for a distance of 278.66
feet to a point thence bear S 0914'57' E, continuing along said existing asphalt
mad, for a distance 32.25et point; thence bear S 1135'433 E, continu-
ing along said existing asphalt road, for a distance of 1164.48 feet to the intersec-
tion with the North line of NW 1st Street and the point of terminus of said
centedlne; sidelines extending or contracting to intersect the North right of way
line of SW 1st Steet on the South and saidWest line of said Section 18 on the
A strip ofland lying in a portion of Section 13, Township 37 South, Range 33 East
Okeechobee County, Flodrida, and lying 30.00 feet on either side of and parallel
with the following described centedine:
Commence at the East 1/4 corner of Section 18, 1..,,-r,ip 3 ...uTr .,,A, 4
East, and bear S 00'12'12' E along the West line,, :' 18 :.
the East line of said Section 13, tor a distance of 69o. 16 lee10o a point lying in ailn
existing asphalt road known as NW 141st Avenue and the Point of Beginning;
Thence bear N 2325'41" W In said Section 13, and along said existing road, for a
distance of 2000 feet to the point of terminus; sidelines extending or contractng
to Intersectthe East line of saidSection13on theSouth.
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hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is based. County Clerk
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records ofthe Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk .
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida,
Petition B-2006-0029

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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 avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. 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.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence edu;
cation. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. \We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859. ;, I

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 edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; 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 Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and advanced
computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St;
Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be demonstrat-
ed, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the dates and
times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863)

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 currently
taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8
p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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