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Okeechob ee News


Vol. 96 No. 1


Briefs

Shutters must be
taken down
County staff has been
directed by the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners to enforce a direc-
tive requiring hurricane shut-
ters to be removed from the
windows of occupied
dwellings by Jan. 1.
Those who do not comply
could face citations from code
enforcement officers.
County Fire/Rescue Chief
Nick Hopkins said shuttered
windows and doors are a safe-
ty hazard because they block
escape routes, and prevent res-
cue attempts in case of emer-
gency.

Report your
new address
If you are a homeowner
and have been relocated due
to storm damage to your
home, you must go to the
Property Appraiser's Office at
307 N.W Fifth Ave., Suite A,
and submit a change of
address to receive your 2005
Homestead Tax Exemption
Card.
Once mailed, these cards
cannot be forwarded and they
will be returned to the county
office.

Inside

'Noles to make up
below par season
Bobby Bowden believed
Florida Slate was good enough
to win the national champi-
onship this year.
Instead, college football's
winningest Division I-A coach
has his team in Saturday's
Gator Bowl against West Vir-
ginia in a matchup of 8-3
teams.
The Seminoles are in the
Gator Bowl for the second
time in four years, each time
after a second-place finish in
the Atlantic Coast Conference
- their only nontitle seasons
since joining the league in
1992.
"This team had the person-
nel to go all the way," Bowden
conceded during his Decem-
ber bowl game preparations.
."If we kick all of our field goals
we win every game."
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Drought Index
Current: 416
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.56 feet

Lake level
Last Year: ,
15.74 feet
(SOURCE: "
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...11-13
Comics ..........10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .. . .11
Obituaries ... . ..3
Opinion . ... . ..4
Speak Out ... . ...4
Sports . . . .7.
TV . . . 12
Weather . . .... ...2
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TALLAHASSEE Citizens
Property Insurance Corp., the
state's hurricane insurer of last
resort, wants to raise rates for
many policyholders by up to
90 percent depending on their
coverage and location.
The state-created insur-
ance company is asking regu-
lators to approve a 23 percent
average statewide increase for
the 220,000 holders of general
homeowners policies. It also
wants to raise wind-only poli-
cy rates by about 12 percent
on average.
But the potential rate
increases vary widely depend-
ing oen overage- and geogra-
phy. The average increase in
some areas could be just more
than 1 percent, while some


homeowners could see 90
percent increases.
Citizens provides residen-
tial and commercial insurance
to property owners who can't
get coverage from private
companies, often because
their property is so prone to
hurricane damage they're
considered uninsurable. It has
about 880,000 policyholders
in Florida.
The company has drawn
scrutiny from state Chief
Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher for not responding,
quickly enough to claims'from
this year's hurricanes.
Citizens officials say
they've worked closely with
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7, has created a makeshift treadmill by wearing her skates at the Wooden


Center helps parents-to-be


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Malinda Belleville, director of
the Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, was the guest
speaker at Thursday's meeting of
the Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee.
The Pregnancy Resource
Center is located at 1505 D. S.
Parrott Ave. The center opened
in October of 1999 and has
served over 3,500 women and
their families.
It is a satellite office of the
Pregnancy Care Center of Fort
Pierce and is a non-profit organi-
zation supported by churches,
businesses and individuals.


The staff and volunteers of the
center help educate parents-to-
be and guide them through their
pregnancy decisions.
The center's hours of opera-
tion are Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on
Tuesday evenings for parenting
classes from 7 until 8 p.m.
By attending parenting class-
es mothers to be can earn baby
bucks. These baby bucks can be
used to purchase items at the
center's baby boutique like
clothing, baby food, cribs,
strollers and rocking chairs.
The center also gives referrals
to other health organizations in
the community.


If a woman does not feel she
is ready to be a parent, the center
provides information on adop-
tion.
Other services the center pro-
vides include free pregnancy
testing, confidential peer coun-
seling and abstinence education.
Services the center provides
are free of charge to all clients.
The center is currently in
need of baby clothes either new
or ones that are in good condi-
tion. ,
Also a bigger facility is need-
ed, as well as volunteers.
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee meets every Thursday at
noon at Fat Boys Restaurant.


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News Briefs Atlantic right whale is freed from fishing gear


Fantasy 5 game
has three winners
TALLAHASSEE Three win-
ners of the Fantasy 5 game will col-
lect $73,708.28 each, the Florida
Lottery said Friday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Dania, Palat-
ka and Temple Terrace, lottery offi-
cials reported.
The 237 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $150 each.
Another 7,874 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $12.50, and 83,124 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Thursday
nightwere 13-20-22-27-34.
Arrest warrant
issued in shooting
TAMPA Police issued a war-
rant Thursday for the arrest of a
man accused of killing Vanderbilt
University football star Kwane
Doster, who was shot to death
after his friends and a group of
other men exchanged "trash talk"
about their cars.
Rodney "Roscoe" Roman fired
the shot that killed Doster and was
also the driver of the Infiniti that
pulled up alongside the vehicle
Doster was riding in Sunday, police
said. No one else was injured.
Roman, who is either 28 or 29,
remained at large and was consid-
ered armed and dangerous, police
said. He was wanted on charges of
first-degree murder and two
counts of attempted murder,
according to the warrant.
The 21-year-old running back
was shot to death after his friends
had a "verbal exchange" with
three other men about whose car
was better, police spokesman Joe
Durkin said. They were near
Tampa's Ybor City historic nightlife
district.


Boy is hit
by car, dies
PENSACOLA A 2-year-old
boy was struck and killed by a car
as he played on a push scooter in
front of his home, officials said.
Jordan S. Trotter was playing
with the scooter between his
house and one across the street
Thursday when he was hit by a
Ford Mustang driven by Micheal
Juan Hyun Pasco, 21, of Pensaco-
la, state troopers said.
The boy died at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol troop-
ers could not determine Thursday
whether the child was on the
scooter when he collided with the
front-side bumper of the Mustang.
It wasn't immediately known if
any charges would be filed.


Teen is shot;
dies at hospital
FORT MYERS A 15-year-old
boy was fatally shot when another
teen opened fire with a shotgun as
two rival groups readied them-
selves for a street fight, authorities
said.
Friends rushed Rashard Patter-
son, a sophomore at North Fort
Myers High School, to Cape Coral
Hospital with a shotgun wound to
his side Thursday, but he died at
the hospital.
Late Thursday, Lee County
sheriff's deputies arrested Clyde
Lamar Robinson Jr., 15, on a sec-
ond-degree murder charge.
Deputies found a sawed-off shot-
gun next to a nearby pond.
Authorities and witnesses said
Patterson and about 10 other
friends showed up on Winsome
Road in North Fort Myers looking
for a fight with another gathering
of teenagers.
Alonzo Stewart, 17, said they
wanted to fight with their fists
because Patterson, of Cape Coral,
and two girls were jumped the
night before.
Investigators seek
reason for man's death
NAPLES A man who died
nearly eight hours after being hit
with a Taser stun gun told.hospital
officials that he used cocaine at a
nightclub before his fight with offi-
cers, authorities said.
Christopher Hernandez, 19,
was hit twice with a Taser and
doused with a substance similar to
pepper spray as he fought three
Collier County sheriff's deputies
early Tuesday outside a North
Naples convenience store, the
sheriff's office said. He died at
about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at an area
hospital.
Hernandez, of Fort Myers, was
the third suspect to die in Florida
this month after being subdued
with a Taser gun.
Investigators were trying to
determine if the Taser caused Her-
nandez's death or if the suspected
use of cocaine, a pre-existing med-
ical condition or another reason
led to his death.
A toxicology report will deter-
mine if there were illegal drugs in
his system and a medical examin-
er will determine the cause of
death.
Police said they took Hernan-
dez to the hospital because he suf-
fered a cut above his eye. Police
said they had no indication his
injuries were life threatening.


COLUMBIA, S.C. Scientists
apparently freed a young whale
from more than 150 feet of lob-
ster fishing gear Friday after rid-
ing alongside the animal on a
Coast Guard cutter for nearly 24
hours.
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around the animal's head and
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part of the rescue team.
The rescue team, which had
been following the whale off the
coast of Charleston since Thurs-
day, had added buoys and other
weights to the gear to slow the


whale down so the fishing lines
could be cut. But the whale
fought, and the pressure eventu-
ally pulled the line from the
whale's mouth, officials said.
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and expect it to be approved.
State insurance regulators have
said recently that Citizens rates
are too low, giving people no
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insurance market, and some of
those companies have filed
requests to raise rates.
Several Florida insurance
companies, including private-
market leader State Farm, want
to raise their average homeown-
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cent, according to recent regula-
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to raise rates for rental, condo-
minium and mobile homes.
Commercial properties won't be
affected by the filing.

The state has 60 days to
review the filing. If approved, the
higher rates would start going
into effect as early as Feb. 1 for
some policies.


Sale

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Sept. 10. That filing had asked
for reorganization under Chap-
ter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy
code.
Evanda Hugh Sweet, then a
farmer, founded the company in
1924 in winter Haven. He sold
the chain to a Belgian company,
GIB Group, in 1988.
A senior management team
headed by current President
Tom Morris purchased the com-
pany from GIB in 1998 for about
$100 million.
Scotty's has 40 stores and
outlet malls, which employ
about 470 people, in Florida and
South Georgia.
Editor's Note: This story was
use with permission of The
Lakeland Ledger.


Winning Lottery
Numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Thursday
in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
9-6-2
Play4
8-0-3-9
Fantasy 5
34-22-13-20-27


years old and nearly 40 feet long.
"The whale, as soon as the
line parted, it took off like a
shot," Zoodsma said in a tele-
phone interview.
"To say we were excited is a
severe understatement, I think,"
she said. "A lot of us were at a
loss for what to feel because we
have not experienced too many


good stories, happy-story end-
ings with this species."

Atlantic right whales were
hunted almost to extinction by
the early 1900s, and there are
only about 300 in the world. Sci-
entists estimate that about 60
percent of right whales become
entangled in fishing lines.


Community Events

Church to host gospel concert
Gospel recording artist Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way will
be in concert on Satuday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Treasure Island Bap-
tist Church, 4209 U.57441 S.E. Call (863) 763-0550, for more infor-
mation.
Street Ministry to meet
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will be meet Jan. 1 from 6 until
8 p.m. in the City Park. Everyone is invited to join them for an
evening of worship and gospel music. Food and drinks will be pro-
vided. For more information, call David Eng at (863) 634-3360.
Swearing in ceremony
Sheriff-elect Paul C. May will be sworn into office as Okee-
chobee County Sheriff on Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. The ceremony will be
held at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W Fourth St.
OCRA board members to be elected
The first Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (OCRA)
meeting of the new year will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The
meeting will be held at Teen Town. Everyone that was nominated
for the board of directors is expected to attend. Anyone who has
attended at least six regular monthly meetings or three consecutive
regular monthly meetings during the prior 12 months has the right
to vote. Votes will be cast for four officers and 10 members of the
board of directors. All OCRA meetings will be held the first Thurs-
day of each month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone over the age of 18 is invit-
ed. For more information, contact Media Director Reverend Paul E.
Jackson Sr. at (863) 824-0899
Flotilla plans yard sale
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57, in conjunction with
the Big "0" RV Resort, will be having a yard sale on Jan. 7 and 8
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the Recreation Center at the Big
"0" RV Resort, 7950 U.S. 78 W.
Exotic plant program planned
A free program on exotic plants and how to control them will
be held Jan. 8 at the DuPuis Management from 9 a.m. until noon.
Fred Burkey, the program extension agent at IFAS/UF, will shed
some light on the foreign invaders. DuPuis is eight miles west of
Indiantown on the south side of Kanner Highway (S.R. 76). Go to
the visitors' center at Gate 5. For more information, call (800) 432-
2045, ext. 3339. Or, visit the DuPuis website at:
http://www.sfwmd.oov/org/clrrm/lsd/dupindex. html
DAR meeting planned
The Okeechobee chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 8 at
the Oakview Baptist Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. They would like
to extend an invitation to women eligible for membership in
NSDAR to attend, from October through May. For more informa-
tion call Ruth Lawson, regent, at (863) 763-2494, or Bonnie Hill,
vice regent, at (772) 597-4235.
Hospice to elect officers
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold its annual meeting on Mon-
day, Jan. 10, 2005, at 5 p.m. The newly elected officers for the board
of directors will be inducted during the meeting. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2321.
Chamber meeting scheduled
A Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon will
be held on Jan. 12, beginning at noori at the Golden Corral. A spe-
cial presentation is planned.
Flotilla to host GPS workshop
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be conducting a four-
hour Global Positioning System (GPS) workshop on Jan. 15, start-
ing at 1 p.m. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. All
interested persons should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at
(863) 467-3085 to make reservations.
AARP needs volunteer tax preparers
The AARP Tax aide program needs volunteers who have only
one wish, a willingness to effectively help others. We are looking
for volunteers who will work directly with people who need tax
assistance, with an emphasis on the tax laws affecting seniors. You
will be trained in basic tax preparations and work with experi-
enced tax counselors. Your commitment will be for a one week
course, Jan. 17-21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. given by an IRS certified
instructor and then a minimum of four hours per week, from Feb.
14 until April 15. No specific educational or career background is
required just your willingness to give your time and effort to help
others. For more information, call Margaret Burns at (863) 357-
2247 or e-inail oburns330@aol.com.



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"Has anyone noticed that the insurance companies are send-
ing out early cancellation notices and raising your rates by at least
$200? Have you noticed it? Do you know why? They want you to
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Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and
will end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will
be $40. The final yearbook sale will take place in the days fol-
lowing the Yearbook Jam, while supplies last. The book price
for this final sale is $45. Only students who have pre-purchased
a yearbook in October and February will be excused from class
and permitted to attend the yearbook jam (during seventh
hour) at the end of the school year. Yearbooks will be sold in
the Journalism room (14-10) during both lunches. Make
checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents and students
may purchase yearbooks online at www. buyayearbook.com,
or through the Yearbook Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These
forms of payment will be accessible during the October sales
weeks.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence education. Oper-
ating 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 located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. We are going to start parenting classes in January so if
you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call 763-8859.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-,
4- and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee
County School Readiness Coalition by calling 462-5792. Or, you
may download them directly from the web at www.school-
readiness.org

Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate
your used or empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the
Post. The Post will receive a donation from ECC. All monies
received from this project will be used to purchase supplies for
the needy school children in. the Okeechobee School system.
Boxes will be made available at the following locations: Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55
S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street.
Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at 763-2950 or 763-
8971.

Free computer classes offered
The Okeechobee County Library will host adult computer
classes at the library on a weekly basis. Two levels of classes
are available. One is a beginner's.class, which starts with the
basics. The intermediate class covers computer system mainte-
nance, Internet maintenance, cookies, Internet options and e-
mail. Both classes are one session each. Classes meet at 9:30
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please call the library at 763-3536 to sched-
ule a time for you to attend. These classes are free to the public.

School is collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused.
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds
will be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may
be dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth
Ave.

Child care phone number changed
As of July 1, the number for Child Care Resources and Refer-
ral has changed, Please call toll free to 1-866-273-6340 to
receive information on what child care services, Pre-K and
other early childhood programs are available in Okeechobee,
or to apply for subsidized child care. Child Care Resources and
Referral was formerly known as ALPI.




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Looking Back ...
This was the first air mail pick up from Okeechobee to Vero Beach on May 19, 1938. Left to right are: Mayor Bill Hendry,
Postmaster Tom Pitts, pilot J.E. Pitts, Buffy LaMartin and Leo Greenberger. Do you have any old photos of the Okee-
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Letter to the Editor


Help is appreciated
The hurricanes came and they
came real hard, leaving damage
and debris, all over the yard.
They took our trees, our cars
and our home, some folks had
nowhere to roam.
But then in true southern fash-
ion help came to us and it came a-
smashin'.
Good neighbors and friends
and strangers too, pitched in to
help, as good people do, they


cleaned up the streets and they
cleaned up the grounds, it just
goes to show that God's love
abounds.
The crews and the clubs and
volunteers too, had one thing in
mind, to help me and you.
To every person that helped to
get us back on the ball, may God
bless and keep you, and God
bless you all.

DaveRunkle


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suit-
able for working. For more information, call (863) 357-1371.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness: It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. They would like to extend an invita-
tion to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October
through May. For additional information, call Ruth Lawson, regent, at
(863) 763-2494, or Bonnie Hill, vice regent and registrar, at (772) 597-4235.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open step meeting.
Tuesday
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon 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 Institute), 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 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information and location. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant
at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information, contact
Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meet at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information about the group call 763-
5887, or 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For more information,
call Earl at (863),763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
more information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076..
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.



Crime Prevention Tip

Do not leave fishing equipment,
rods, reels or tackle boxes on your
boat tied to your dock.




Thought for the Day

"A life spent making mistakes is.
not only more honorable but
more useful than a life spent
doing nothing."

George Bernard Shaw


Community Events

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have
an image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two
sides of the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling
some of the history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are
available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society
has reprinted the small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available
at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also available at the His-
torical Museum, which is open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting the
January series of childbirth education classes at the Okeechobee
County Health Department. All pregnant women are encouraged
to attend the classes. For information, or to register for this
informative class, call the Healthy Start office at 462-5877. Every
baby deserves a healthy start.
Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now
reopened. Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. For more information, call 467-4342.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library
Meeting Room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is
invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Jan. 20, "The
Last Girls" Lee Smith; Thursday, Feb. 24, "The Time Travelers
Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other
Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me
How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26,
"Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June
23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have
questions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at
(863) 357-9980.
Contractors host fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors Association will hold their third
annual fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe day-
light until 3 p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp, across from Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina. All proceeds go toward youth
oriented projects. For more information contact John O'Connell
at 634-7446, or Tony Stark at (8963) 467-0541.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 22
and Jan. 29. Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check only.
This fee is to be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign up for a"
class, please call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is
four-ard-a-half hours long.
Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating skills
and seamanship program beginning Thursday, Jan. 27. This pro-
gram is for the beginner/novice as well as the seasoned mariner.
Participants must pre-register as seating is limited and materials
must be ordered. Please call (863) 467-3085 to reserve your seat.
Gun safety class offered
The Chamber of Commerce will host a gun safety class on Jan.
27 starting at 7 p.m. On Jan. 29, the second session of the class will
be held on the shooting range. Everyone will meet at the Chamber
office at 8:30 a.m. to get directions to the range. Openings are still
available. For more information, call (863) 763-6464.
Habitat for Humanity plans auction
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee will be holding its annu-
al auction on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Rodney's Auction Barn, 493
U.S. 441 S.E. The yard sale begins at 10 a.m. and the auction
begins at 3 p.m. To donate goods for the auction and yard sale,
contact Jean Murphy at 634-5236. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the items prior to the event, or items may be dropped off
on the day of the auction.
Kids' casting event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and Okeechobee Marine Center will
hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's Competition on Sunday, Jan. 30,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event will be held at the Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open to girls and
boys in two age groups 7-10 and 11-14. Winners in each age
group will receive a medal and arod and reel. Winners will advance
to the state competition. State winners then advance to the semi-
finals and potentially the National Bassmaster Casting Kid's Cham-
pionship for a share of over $20,000 in scholarships. Each contest-
ant at the local competition will receive a certificate of participation,
plus free hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine
Center. A parent or guardian must accompany the child.






RELIGION 5


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, January 1, 2005


Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way to be in concert


Danny Funderburk and
Mercy's Way will be appearing in
concert Saturday evening, Jan. 1
at Treasure Island Baptist Church.
The church is located at 4209 U.
S. 441 S.E. A love offering will be
received. For more information,
call 763-0550.
The trio is made up of Danny
Funderburk, Stan Shuman and
Greg Day.
Mr. Funderburk has sung with
such quartets as The Singing
Americans, The Cathedrals, Per-
fect Heart and now with Mercy's
Way. He has brought to gospel
music such songs as "Whiter
Than Snow", "Somebody
Touched Me", "I Can See The
Hand" and his most notable
song, "I Just Started Living". Even
though Mr. Funderburk has sung
for 25 years in gospel music and
received the Favorite Tenor
Award and Male Vocalist Award
three years in a row, he's never


Courtesy pnoto
Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way will be appearing in con-
cert on Jan. 1 at Treasure Island Baptist Church.
lost sight of the importance of truly be blessed and challenged
gospel music and the ability of it through his singing and testimo-
to change people'slives. You will ny. His compassion for all and


willingness to be used by God
will always be evident in Mr. Fun-
derburk's heart simply because
of God's love, mercy and grace
that He has give to us all.
Along with Mr. Fundeburk, Mr.
Shuman is co-founder of Mercy's
Way. Mr. Shuman has been
singing gospel music for a num-
ber of years having sung with
many notable quartets and televi-
sion personalities, including Jerry
Goff, Wendy Johnson and The
Messengers, The Roger Horn
Trio, Naomi & The Segos and
many others. As you can see, Mr.
Shuman is no stranger to gospel
music; he has appeared on many
television programs including
The PTL Club, The Dove Broad-
casting Network Nite Line pro-
gram, The Huff-Cook Show and
the syndicated radio program,
The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil.
Mr. Shuman has stood and sang
on such stages as The Grand Ole


Opry, and The National Quartet
Convention. God has also blessed
Mr. Shuman with a talent to write
gospel music. He's written over
100 songs for such groups as
Gold City, The Kingsmen, The
Anchormen, The Carolina Boys
and now Mercy's Way. Mr. Shu-
man's voice has been many
times compared to the legendary
Rusty Goodman. Through all of
this, Mr. Shuman still has great
humility and thankfulness
because he knows where his tal-
ent came from and it will be evi-
dent as you listen to him share
the good news. Mr. Shuman
believes 100 percent in what and
whom he sings about; he gives
Jesus all the praise and honor.
Mr. Day sings the lead part for
Mercy's Way. He has been
singing gospel music since he
was five years old. Mr. Day started
'singing with his family, The Day
Family, traveling mostly in his


home state of Georgia. Although
Greg was raised in a Christian
home, he did not except Christ
until the age of 23. After that,
Greg felt a call on his life to write
gospel music. His first song was a
song co-written with his brother
Chuck, called "The Midnight
Cry". The Lord took that song
and blessed it just like the loaves
and fishes, and has taken that
song around the world. "The
Midnight Cry" was also featured
in the movie "Left Behind". Other
groups such as Gold City, The
Ruppes, Lord Song, The Brooklyn
Tabernacle Choir, Crossway, The
Whisnants and Ivan Parker have
recorded Mr. Day's songs. He
gives God all the praise for the
songs that he has written. The
call of Greg's life will be evident
as you see him on the stage
singing and testifying.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Church construction
Work is coming along nicely on the new sanctuary for Fort Missionary Baptist Church of
Dean's Court.



Creation seminar to take place Jan. 16-19


A creation seminar will be
hosted by the Pentecostals of
Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 10th
Ave., on Jan 16-19.
The seminar, conducted by
Steve Grohman, will be held at
10 a.m. and 6:30 p,m. on Jan.


16. On Jan. 17, 18 and 19, the
program will begin at 7 p.m.
There will be over 350 fos-
sils on display in the mobile
creation museum. Included in
the display will be sea life.fos-
sils, a collection of dinosaur


footprints, eggs, teeth, claws,
toenails and vertebrae.

For more information, call
(863) 467-1161 or (863) 634-
4567.


Word to the wise
This message was seen in front of The Gathering which meets in the old Oakview build-
ing on Eagle Bay Drive.


Mexican community celebrates traditional Las Posadas


The local Mexican communi-
ty has celebrated, for the 21st
year, the tradition of Las Posadas.
in the homes of nine host fami-
lies throughout the community
from Dec. 16-24.
The celebration recalls the
journey of Joseph and Mary to
Bethlehem as recounted in the
Gospels. Family members from
one home carry the statues of
Joseph and Mary to the next
home. The opening hymn is a


dialog between those in the
home and the "travelers" urgent-
ly seeking a place to stay
overnight because Mary is preg-
nant and tired from the journey.
The first two pleas -are denied
and only at the third place are
they allowed to enter. Farm
worker and migrant families can
easily relate to the situation
when Joseph and Mary found
"no room in the inn" but later,
were offered inadequate lodging,


and had to take What was
offered.
Each night the prayer service
opens with readings from the
Old and New Testaments review-
ing the Judeo-Christian salvation
story and the fulfillment of the
prophecies from Genesis to Isa-
iah.
The readings also include
events in the life of Jesus, the
promised Messiah. Each day has
a theme and the setting for the
statues often depicts a Biblical
scene Mt. Tabor, Jerusalem,


the lepers cured by Jesus, etc.
A favorite prayer, the Rosary,
in honor of Mary,, the mother of
God, is recited because the 15.
events used in the Rosary medi-
tations are based on the events in
the life of Jesus from his birth, to
his passion, death and resurrec-
tion, but also include Mary's life
with Jesus, her son. The Hail
Mary, or Ave Maria and the Our
Father are repeated as a back-
ground to the meditations. Mary
is a model of the church, which
brings the teachings of Jesus to


the world,,shares in his mission
and offers hope and consolation
to those who suffer in today's
world.
The host families, assisted by
several friends and family mem-
bers for 2004 were: Alvaro and
Ofelia Garcia, Jose and Antonia
Santibanez, Angelina Rodriguez
and family, Jesus and Elia Vargas,
Joaquin and Margarita Arellano,
Jacob and Flavia Hernandez,
Regino and Nelys Garcia, Carlos
and Alejandra Sanchez, Lucio
and Dominga Saucedo, Jose and
Maria Elena Baltazar, Manuel and
Maria Cisneros, Nicanor and
Mariana Almazan. Sisters Angela
Ospina, RSHM, and Elinor Sevi-
gny,'SNJM, joined the 50 75 per-
sons who attended each night of
Las Posadas, and some of the
more than 200 who attended
throughout the nine nights.
The leaders of the prayer serv-
ices for this year were Alvaro and
Regino Garcia. They were assist-
ed by the leaders of songs and
hymns, Concepcion Garcia,
Flavia Hernandez and Dominga
Saucedo. Others present partici-
pated in the readings and leading
the Rosary and other prayers.
Refreshments were served at
the close of the service consisting


of one special food such as
pozole (soup), tamales, pan
dulce (sweet bread), tostadas,
bunuelos (sugared pastry), atole
de arroz (rice pudding), mole y
polio (chicken and gravy) and
other traditional dishes with a
drink, usually hot chocolate or
tea and.honey or cold drinks.
Las Posadas are the traditional
way to bring family and friends
together to celebrate the spiritual
meaning of Christmas, as the
angels .sang: "Glory to God on
high, and peace on earth to per-
sons of good will."
It's fortunate that there is a
local group of families dedicated
to passing these traditions on to
their children. In Mexico, gifts are
given on the Feast of the Kings
when the Magi brought gifts to
the Baby Jesus. But in recogni-
tion of the customs in the U.S.,
gifts are now usually given in
connection with the Christmas
feast.

(Sister Elinor Sevigny, SNJM, a
Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus
and Mary, with offices in Albany,
N.Y., contributed to this article.
Sister Elinor has served the Mexi-
can community in Okeechobee
since 1983.)


Courtesy photo
Regino and Nelys Garcia carry statues representing Joseph
and Mary. They were taking part in Las Posadas, which
recalls the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem.



Pastor to be honored


The Bible tells us to give
honor to whom honor is due
and that is what the Church of
God of Prophecy on 102 N.W.
10th St. will be doing for our
pastor-brother Mike Bevis for
the month of January. Every
Sunday throughout the month


William


we will be doing something
special for him to show him
how much our church loves
and appreciates him. We
thank the lord for sending us
such a great man of God to be
our pastor and shepherd.


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Courtesy photo
This scene in the traditional Mexican celebration of Las
Posadas represents Mary and Joseph spending the night on
the way to the Bethlehem. It was in the home of Jacob and
Flavia Hernandez and was created by Maria C. Hernandez.


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Golden Gophers' 20-16 win over the Crimson Tide in the
Music City Bowl, Friday, Dec. 31, in Nashville, Tenn.


Local Moose Lodge hosts

state horseshoe tournament


The Okeechobee Moose Lodge
may have been a victim of Hurri-
cane Francis, but it is far from
being closed. Quickly recuperat-
ing, they screened in their patio,
raked out the pits and held a party.
The local lodge hosted the
Florida-Bermuda Moose Associa-
tion State Horseshoe Tournament
the weekend of Nov. 13-14. This
was a huge event and the back-
yard was crowded. Players and
fans enjoyed outdoor grilled ham-
burgers and hot dogs, as well as
breakfast and a turkey feast all
cooked in the open air by able vol-
unteers.
Winners of the horseshoe tour-
namentwere:
Men's Singles Class A: 1. Al
Snider, Palm Beach Gardens, 2.
Tom Slone, Okeechobee, 3. Bill
Miller, Melbourne; Men's Singles
- Class B: 1. Billy Givens, Braden-
ton, 2. J.D. Davis, Okeechobee, 3.
Dick Williams, Palm Beach Gar-
dens. Men's Singles Class C: 1.
Paul Taylor, Key Largo, 2. Wm.
Noylor, Key Largo, 3. Bill Daniels,
Stuart.; Men's Doubles Class A:
1. Al Snider, Palm Beach Gar-
den. Bill Miller. Melbourne, 2. Tom
Sl.3ie Ha-ik Kscr.. Okeechobee.
3. Billy Maples.'Donnie Burtows,
Palm Bay; Men's Doubles Class
B: 1. George Dahlem, Vero
Beach/Dick Williams, Palm Beach
Gardens, 2. J.D. Davis/Calvin


Collins, Okeechobee, 3. Wm.
Cheeks/Arthur West, Merritt
Island. Men's Doubles Class C:
1. Tom Hunt, Leisure City/Don Par-
son of Buckhead Ridge, 2. Billy
Daniels/ John Holuska, Stuart, 3.
Gene Cornwell/Shane Cornwell,
Okeechobee.
Women of the Moose Doubles
Class A-B-C combo: 1. Debbie Bur-
rows, Melbourne/Cindy Lapsley of
Palm Beach Gardens, 2. Pam
Maples, Melbourne/Laquita Hock-
enberry, Buckhead Ridge, 3. Linda
Raines/Maxine Hunt, Leisure City;
Women of the Moose Singles -
Class A: 1. Debbie Burrows, Mel-
bourne, 2. Cindy Lapsley, Palm
Beach Gardens, 3. Barb Coleman,
Okeechobee; Women of the
Moose Singles Class B: 1. Vicky
Taylor, Key Largo, 2. Peggy
Williams, Palm Beach Gardens, 3.
Ellen Givens, Bradenton.
Sandbagger of the year: Peggy
Williams, Palm Beach Gardens.
Sportsmanship trophy: Cindy
Lapsley, Palm Beach Gardens.
Debbie Burrows' won the Class
A singles for the sixth year in a row.
Burrows and her partner Cindy
Lapsley took Class A doubles first
place for the third straight year.
There will be an open invita-
tional horseshoe tournament on
Feb. 19 and 20 at the Okeechobee
Moose Family Center.


The

Fishin' Line
By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
Now that the weather has set-
tled down a bit, the bass are
beginning to bite. Reports are
coming in that 40-45 bass per day
are not uncommon.
Speck fishing had also slowed
down but is now recovering.
Specks are being caught in the
mouth of the Kissimmee River
and on the west side of the river
out of Okee-Tantie. They are hit-
ting on minnows and jigs. Some
anglers are having luck using
black and chartreuse jigs while
others are successful with motor
oil-colored jigs. Specks are also
being caught at Kings Bar.
, The bass fishing is also good
from Kings Bar all the way to Tin
House Cove. They are biting on
wild shiners. If you prefer artificial
lures, anglers have been having
success using spinnerbaits tipped
with trailers. Some anglers are
also catching. bass on plastic
worms, with red shad being the
most popular color choice.
The Christian Team Trail bass
tournament Will take place on
Jan.1, and be fished out of the
Okee-Tantie Marina. The weigh-in
will begin at 3 p.m.
The new Big "0" Teen Anglers
will host its first bass tournament


LAND FOR SALE


In Okeechobee


Call 763-9225


of the year on Jan. 15. The young
anglers will be launching from
and returning to Scott Driver
Ramp for their weigh-in at 1 p.m.
The kids would appreciate com-
munity support and involvement.
So, stop by and cheer on these
dedicated kids.
.For information on this tourna-
ment, contact Charlie Hays at
(863) 763-2332.
Headturners3.com will host a
two-day pro tournament on Jan.
15 and 16 at Okee-Tantie. Weigh-
ins are scheduled for 3 p.m. on
both days. For information con-
tact Pat Malone at (352) 735-5022.
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will hold their third
annual fishing tournament on
Jan. 22, at the Scott Driver Boat
Ramp. They will weigh-in at 3
p.m.
For information on this tourna-
ment contact John O'Connell at
(863) 634-7446, or Tony Stark at
(863) 467-0541.
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Jan. 29. They, too, will
take to the water from Okee-
Tantie and return for their, weigh-
in at 3 p.m.
Have a safe and Happy New
Year.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 31,
through Thursday, Jan. 6, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre I "Meet the Fockers"
(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 "Lemony Snickets"
(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.
Theatre Ill "Spanglish" (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 at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For more information, call
(863) 763-7202.

Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For more information,
call Animal Control at 357-3225.
Narconon brings
hope to addicts


Narconon means no drugs or
narcotics none. The Narconon drug
education and prevention program
has brought hope to the field of drug
addiction and rehabilitation. Nar-
conon of Oklahoma Inc. is a non-
profit 501(c)(3) public benefit
organization. Through our 800 line
we provide free assessments and
over 11,000 local referrals to people .
across the country. What this
means is that we can actually find
help for those that need it. On a daily
basis our web-site can be used as an
accurate source of information as
well as education on the specific
drugs that affect our community.
Right now education is the best
weapon that we have against addic-
tion. For questions or comments
please e-mail http://info@stopad-
dfction.com.
Volunteers needed for .
after school program
The Olivet Community Services
Corporation is looking for dedicated
volunteers for it's after school pro-
gram. The program meets weekly, a
Monday Thursday, from 3 until 5
p.m. We need full-time and part- -
time help once a week or every day.
Volunteers need no minimum level
of education. For more information
call Leroy or Sarah Alexander at
(863) 763-3304 or 467-9355.
Jaycees need


energetic people
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 com-
munity and to have fun. Meetings
are held on the first and third
Wednesday of each month at the
American Legion, beginning at 7:30
p.m. For more information, call Mar-
cia Crane at 634-7376.
Grandparent program
in need of volunteers
The Area Agency on Aging' Fos-
ter Grandparent program is seeking
seniors from the area, age 60 and
older, to volunteer at local elemen-
tary schools 15 to 20 hours per
week. Volunteers will work one-to-
one with children in a classroom
setting to improve student reading
skills. There is a stipend provided for
those who qualify as limited-
income seniors. Training, meals and
travel assistance is also provided.
Call Kate Bill toll-free at 1-800-773-
1895, ext. 225, for more informa-
tion.
Welcome House
provides chances
Welcome House Drop-In Center,
a program of the Mental Health
Association in Indian River County, a
United Way' agency, is located at
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee
and is open seven days a week,
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It provides
those recovering from mental ill-
nesses an opportunity to socialize
and network at their own pace in a
supportive and comfortable peer-
oriented environment. To find out
how to become a member or infor-
mation, contact Hilda Navarette or
James Little at Welcome House at
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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Older man needs a ride
from Fort Drum to town
at least once a month.
863-357-1529


BULL DOG- Female,
Please call to identify
(836)697-9597.

POODLE
White found in
Platts Bluff
(863)467-7049

CAT black & white neutered
male. On medication. Ap-
prox.' 18-20 Ibs. Call
(863)675-3256.
CAT pure light orange. Ap-
prox. 15 yrs. old. 15 Ibs.
Call (863)675-3256.

DOG- Chihuahua, Tan with
black polka dots, lost in
Labelle (863)675-4966;

GOLD CHAIN W/EAGLE
CHARM Lost @ post of-
fice in Okeechobee reward
(863)763-8052.
LOST: Yorkle, 1 yr old male,
vic. of SE 14th Ave.,
Please call (863)357-
3443


BOAT, 25 ft., with cabin &
inboard motor. You Haul.
(863)675-1161.

CHURCH PEWS
4) 16': Long w/some water
damage. You Haul.
(863)697-1897 Lake Port
Free to good home: 2 Tiger
w/white kittens, 41/2 mos.
old,' male, wormed.
(863)946-0490
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(863)983-8957
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Building Blocks -Seeking
Exp. Teachers for 3&4yr
olds. great working envi-
ronment. (863)467-5000
BUSY DOCTORS OFFICE
Needs LPN ORMA
please fax resume' to
(863)467-1156
CHEF/KITCHEN
MANAGER
Needed for new restaurant.
High starting salary.
Fax application/resumes
to (863)763-9019.
CHEF Seasonal, Exp. in

Seafood Wed-Sat pm Call
(863) 763-2826 or fax re-
sume 772-546-3482
.COOK & MEAT CUTTER
Needed: Wed.- Sat. Nights
Call 863-763-9983 or
Apply in person @
SPECKLED PERCH
STEAK HOUSE
105 hwy. 98 N.
after 2pm.
Server &
Hostess Needed
1111 S'Parrott Ave.
Clock Restaurant
DIAMOND R FERTILIZER
COMPANY, INC.
Is looking for Owner
Operators
Class A CDL wlih Hazmat
& Tanker endorsements.
Great compensation.
Good driving record a
must. Apply in person
at 710 NE5lh Ave.


DRIVER NEEDED Class
B w/tanker & hazmat
endorsement, clean
driving record re-
quired EOE.
(863)763-7557.
DRIVER WANTED: For
Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery.
4 days/wk. Professional
& Reliable. 863-467-6377
Experienced Cook/
Dishwasher, Drug Free
Environment, mUst apply
in person at Pat's Lakeside
Cafe, 2117 Hwy 441 SE
across from Pier 2.
EXPERIENCED
Dozer end dump &
roller operators & labors
(863)634-5120


EXPERIENCED ONLY
SERVERS FT/PT
No evenings. Small cafe'
863-763-7938, Lv. msg.
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Office Manager
FT. Mon-Friday Fax Resume
to 863-763-7379
LABORER POSITIONS
Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.
Lakeport Lodge looking
for couple for maintenance
& housekeeping, salary
plus lodging. Honest &
dependable.
(863)946-2020.

NEEDED
LAUNDRY.

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W.4th St.
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LOT
ATTENDANT


Great American RV's in
Okeechobee has position available.
Duties include but not limited to lot
& building maintenance, operating
equipment to move RV's.
Clean/Detail. Some physical labor.
Valid driver's license needed.
Apply 4300 Hwy. 441 South,
located beside KOA Campground.


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
classbegins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY IS NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR:
Maintenance Technician
Cook Supervisor
Certified Correctional Officer
(Experience preferred)
EEO M/F/H/VETERANS EMPLOYER.
Competitive salary & benefits
(full time positions). Apply in person
between 8 am 4pm. or call
863-946-2420-ext.103


IMMEDIATE OPENING
PHARMACIST
Experience Required.
Pharmaceutical Services
Located At:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Call:
(863) 357-2442 for more information
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lead framing carpenter who. is motivated to
excel with our company. We offer benefits
and a 40 hour work week. Bilingual is a plus
and must have drivers license.
Apply in person at our office
805 SW 15th Street
between 10 AM and 4 PM.
EOE & DFWP.


MAINTENANCE
Join our team with this challenging
position. Position includes but not
limited to lifting and bending. Must
be familiar with electrical and PVC
piping. Medical, dental, 401 K, life
insurance available. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace. Call: 772-464-6195 or
fax 772-462-0716; Visit our web
site at www.allieduniversal.com


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Okeechobee area
Top pay, benefits.
Experience required.

Northstar Geomatics
772-781-6400, ext 2 or
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SEEKS EXP'D
Hydraulic Crane Operator
Concrete Formwork Carpenters
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron.




SECURICOR
Sago Palm Academy is a residential
correctional facility for juvenile sex offender.
Currently we are recruiting for the following positions:
Health Service
Administrator
Must have valid RN license
& Supervisory experience
Fax Resume: 561-924-9382
Call the HR Dept. @561-924-2210 Ext:303
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correctional facility for juvenile sex offender.
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Health Service
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purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used

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Hiring Citrus Packers
SuriBfiie CirruS inc
Orange Avenue
miles west of 1-95
Fort Pierce, FL.
(772)466-4226
Special Incentives
for Tangerines
Will 10 Train
,Part Time Secretary
: Hours Irom 8 IdI 1
SPay negotiable & also
Roofing help needed
Call Day Brothers Roofing
(863)763-7631
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KENMORE UPRIGHT
FREEZER- $100, Call
(863)467-2889..

RANGE- -BLACK, GE PRO-
FILE SLIDE IN, CERAMIC
TOP, NEW, $1200,
(239)246-6071.
RANGE ELE.
Whirlpool
self-cleaning
oven $50 (863)357-1577
REFRIGERATOR Side by
side white 23.6 cu. ft. w/
ice maker/dispenser $350
(863)763-1884 aft.4pm
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu',
white, $60, (863)675-
0104.

STOVE- white, electric,.
works fine $25,
(863)675-0104.
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Merchandise I



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment. 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televislon/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9& Games 730)
Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AC MOBILE HOME 3 TON
12cer 3yrs. old pd. $1700
will sacrifice for $500
(863)763-4933
AIR COND.- '94, 3 ton,
heat and cool, good
shape, $700. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.



COOK STOVE, AntiqueM
Wood Burning, exc. cond.,
$450. (863)675-4858



BLACK WHIRLPOOL MI-
CRO OVEN- USED 2 MO,
$700, (239)246-6071.

DISHWASHER- BLACK
KITCHEN AID, NEW, $600,
NEG, (863)517-0354.

FREEZER- GE, No Frost Up-
right, 18.7 cu. ft., Good
Condition, '$75,
(863)612-9862.
FREEZER- Small, 6 cubic',
good condition, $125,
(863)946-2989.


1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $125. ,(863)946-3123..


SHOT GUN, Mossberg, 410
gage. Single shot. Excel-
lent condition. $155.
(863)467-9506
WINCHESTER, Model 70,
30-06 w/four power Bush-
nell scope. Like new. $450
(863)467-9506



4 LIGHT,CHANDOLIER
Large 3 way lamp
All for $25.
(863)467-1032
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WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, heavy duty, super
capacity +, $225.
(863)357-0363
WHIRLPOOL SIDE-BY-SI-
DE- W/ ice & water in the
door, new, $1200, neg,
(863)517-0354.





BIKE, Whizzer, Moterized
w/120 mls. Like new cond.
$1500 (863)467-2491




BOOKS
Paper back
$25 or will sep. .
(863)467-0924


STOUT METAL BLDG- Roof
vent, dbl/drs, insulated
roof 7'6"wX10'2"hX7'4"h
$1000 863-357-3160.



PANELING, 4 Sheets,
Insulated, Snap & Lock.
3"Thick, 4x16' Pd. $1083.
$1000 neg. 863-357-1821
PLYWOOD 5/8th", NEW 6
Sheets $90 or best offer.
863-467-2112.

SCREEN New Enclosures. 3
rolls charcoal sun guard.
Ea. roll 72"x100' $829.57
(863)467-0336



CAR SEATS (3) Regular
Size Type. $55 for all, will
sep. (863)357-3074



Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6'& 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
HAY RACK w/bunk feeder.
8' x 6', little rust.
Great deal @ $40.
863-763-0981. Iv. msg.
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339

WRANGLER JEANS- Black,
slimfit Women's bareback,
1x34, & Lawmens 5x36,'
.$10 863-763-0981



Hewlett Packard- Approx 8
mo old, Little use, Paid
$950, asking $300,
(863)824-0478.
KEYBOARD
ROLAND JUNO "D"
SYNTHESIZER $300
(863)467-9447


OAK FIRE WOOD,
Pick-up $75.
Delivered $90.
Call (863)357-2475.


BARREL CHAIR, rose col-
ored, excellent condition,
$50 neg. (863)610-2117

COFFEE TABLE & 2 end ta-
bles, $75 (863)824-8749


Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
e (863)357-1078..

DINETTE SET- glass top, 4
chairs, like new, $50.
(863)467-2112.

DINING RM. Table
27x44 18" pull outs
$30
(863)763-0634
LOVE SEAT brown & white,
walnut trim. $30. Call
(863)763-9646.

SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TV 19 inch &
4 head VCR with remote
$50.
(863)447-0965



GOLF CART- '98 Club Car
elec, reconditioned w/
charger, $1595 Call
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, re-
conditioned, 2 seats,
windshield, gas powered,
. $2450. (863)675-1472.
SGOLF CLUBS 30 vintage,
collectible assorted clubs.
$300. Call (863)946-3123.

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE


REMOTE 20" color TV with
stand (31"x30"). $50.
(863)467-0987.



DREMEL SCROLL SAW
with stand
Never been used $150
(863)467-2557


WANTED BUY Propane gas/
electric refrigerator for
camper please call
(863)467-2423 after 5pm

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basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the c assifieds
and make your clean up a
breeze


WEDDING RING SET, 14 K
Gold. Size 7/2. $400, must
see to appreciate
(863)357-3074.


AIR HANDLER with heater,
Trane, 220V, 2.5 ton ca-
pacity, $100. Call
(863)675-5929

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PORTABIKE, made in Italy,
foldable, great for travel-
ers, $60. (440)622-5989


PUMP/SPRAYER, 25 galon,
12V, for 4 wheeler, $65.
(440)622-5989


Vendor retiring, remaining
merchandise, 2300 items,
6 cardtables, $10 ea.
$500. (440)622-5989



AMPLIFIER
Tubeworks RT 2100-ES
$350 *
(863)467-9447




GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $550 863-467-
0627.

PIANO Upright
$400 godd cond.
Call (863)517-0489


SNARE DRUM, Chrome,
Tama w/case, stand &'
practice-pad. Very nice!
$75 863-610-2465





SPINNET PLAYER PIANO
w/rolls, exc. cond.
$1500
(863)675-5961




METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.




BOXER/CUR
6 Weeks old
female $40
(863)801-1621

GERMAN SCHNAUZER (5)
Grey's & White 4-female &
male $350 EA.
(863)763-0569

LOVEBIRDS, (2), with cage,
$50. (863)357-0232



SADDLES West./Eng.
$290. harness $50. 2
carts $1,000. sprd.
$850 (863)824-0522

YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


CAMCORDER, SHARP VHS,
full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.



HOT TUB Hydro Spa tub w/
7 digital system 71/2
square w/4 seats $2500
(863)634-7448

VITA SPA- Redwood sides,
seats 5 with lounge $1000
must sell (863)467-6366/
447-0099.



AUDIO ART APM- 440 watt
with built in crossover,
$50, (863)697-3505.


JL AUDIO SPEAKERS- 2,
W6 10", & a Bandpass
Box $200, (863)697-
3505.



AM/FM ALARM CLOCK with
phone. $15. Call
(863)467-0987.


NEED A HOME?
We have a
solution.
863-357-2700



LAKE ACCESS,
Small Cabin, S.E. 441
Near Henry Creek.
$69,000. 863-634-7490
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
Property in Trade.
$163,000. 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 915
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer .35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants '
Flowers 865


HORSES 2 Mare's Incl.
Cackle, Tamed, V4
horse bay. $2000
(863)675-2450
HORSE TURNOUT BLAN-
KETS- 2 canvas & cotton,
camo 72" new $60, will
separate, (863)763-0981.

MUST SELL
SOLD RANCH
Missouri Fox Trotters, Fully
trained wonderfully gated,
western trail horses. 3 four
yr old mares, 1 four yr
gelding, $1400. each. neg.
1 six year stallion Beauti-
ful, $3,000; 1 awesome
9yr Mare. $2,200; 1 10yr
awesome Mare. $22,000;
1 16 yrs Tennessee Walk-
er $1,000. All healthy &
ready for a holiday ride.
561-723-2414 or 561-
745-6969.




KENMORE GAS GRILL-
With cover, tank, like new,
$200, (863)467-2889.

MTD RIDING LAWN
.MOWER- 46" Cut, 18.5
HP, Runs good, asking
$450, (863)467-
nn,7t7


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House. Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960






STEEL BUILDINGS
Barn, Office, Warhouse, etc
Engineers-FL Code APP.
(561)628-2992



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


RETIRED ELECTRICIAN,
snowbird, non smoker, no
pets, seeks moderately
priced lodging for Jan/Feb.
bones(@spacestar.com,
(651)983-0222.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 100
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 Propertyl1080






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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, January 1, 2005 13


DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT
IN ONE YEAR
144 Builders lots/30 re-
maining in Moore
Haven next to the riv-
er. Builders/Investors
dream. 10 CBS
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.
(954)605-6407


Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.
Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.com

OKEECHOBEE 10 + -
ACRES BACKS TO KISSIM-
MEE PRAIRIE STATE
PARK! Equestrian/
Investment $195,000 firm,
Coastal Realty &
Management Inc.
(561)357-0554
owner/aaent.


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 11 AU 237


Mobile Homes



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


1BD/1BA Rural but close to
town 2 porches fenced
yard $650 mon./incl. utili-
ties (863)634-3451





KISSIMMEE RIVER
FISHING RESORT:
12x56,2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
Florida Rm., Carport, Shop,
Porch, Boat House, Vynil
Siding, Roof Over.
$22,500 863-763-8738
OASIS VILLAGE PARK
Adult park, own land.
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., '
Florida Rm. & Hot Tub Rm.
Fully furnished w/other
amenities. $95,000 or best
offer. 863-357-0914.
Ask or Joe or Jeneva


Recreation





Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycle 3030
Sport Vehiles/ATVs 3035


FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.
FIBERGLASS 24' v-bottom
80HP 0/board w/trd.
$1500 or best offer
(314)315-2528
FIBERGLASS BOAT
With trailer
15 hp Evinrude, $750
(863)674-1105
GULF CRAFT, '93- fiber-
glass, center console, 40
P, trailer, $2900 or best
offer. (863)357-0914.
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Day Bed
During the day, this day bed
serves as a comfortable and
attractive sofa. At night, it
easily converts into two beds.
Made from pine, Douglas fir
lumber and plywood, the pro-
ject holds standard twin mat-
tresses on both the upper and
lower bed. The completed
day bed measures 88 inches
long by 44 inches deep by 34
inches tall.
Day Bed plan
(No. 810)... $9.95
Pine Bedroom Set Package
4 other plans
(No. C56)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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for your confidential pre-approval
Toll Free 1-866-217-2800

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RELEASE BOAT '98 150 hp
Mercury, Trim Pads &
Jack Plate. Lots of extra's.
$15,500 (863)763-7386


RV COVER, Adco, 40 ft.
Like new. Pd. $300 Sell for
$150. (239)560-0175
Lake Port
WINNEBAGO 86' Motor
home 28 ft. all the extra's.
Needs very little good
.shape. 454 V8 Awnings all
around $(863)357-4442
or (863)610-4830



BOAT COVER- Waterproof,
fits up to 22', $75,
(863)824-0455.

BOAT MOTOR- 7.5 Mercu-
ry, go condition, $350,
(863)763-3120.

TROLLING MOTOR, like
new, 46 Ib. thrust, $200.
(863)763-3120


HONDA 1982 mint condi-
tion. Runs & looks great.
$1000 or best offer. Call
(863)675-3724.
SUZUKI 81 GS 650 EXC.
Shape $900 or best offer
(863)357-1577

SUZUKI 93'KATANA 1100,
blk. beautiful runs top
notch $2500 (314)315-
2528


DRAW TIGHT- 4 way 5th
wheel hitch, 1 yr old,
$300. (863)610-1716.

WINNEBAGO '86 MOTOR
HOME, 28 ft all the extras
Needs very little, good
shape. 454 V8, Awnings
all around. $5500. 863-
357-4442 or 863-61'0-
4830


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40404
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.
FORD TAURUS, '96, white,
4 dr, GL, $1800. 561-996-
8080 ext. 22.

FORD TAURUS WAGON
'94,4 Dr., V6, Auto. Runs,
nice. $1000.
772-461-9536
HONDA CRX 1991 2 door
automatic, Runs excellent.
$2500. (863)357-1805.

MERCURY MARQUIS, '95,
red, blue book $5,200,
asking $4,000. (863)763-
3264
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Toyota Corolla, '92, 4dr,
auto, 30 miles to the gal.,
looks & runs exc. $1000.
772-461-9536



Ford Bronco '89, white, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whi dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)447-
941
GRAND JEEP WAGONEER-
'88, runs good 2-doors off
but incl. Ideal Dune Buggy,
$800 863-673-0920.
JEEP PICK-UP 89'
4wh dr good
woods buggy w/parts $450
(863)634-5243


Golf Carts,
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them In the classi-
fieds.

One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fleds.


Wallace


HYUNDAI





1998 Hyundal Elantra
l ...WAN $. 2,795
1991 Mercedes 300TE Wagon
WM ts....... 5,995
1999 Honda Civic
ui 1...... $7,495
1999 Buick Century Limited
QAnMMPA $7,995
2002 Pontlac Grand Am GT
aw ........ 9,995
2001 Toyota Celica GT
Hi tda ... $12o495
2004 Hyundai Sonata
Akffa M. 13,995
2002 Mazda MIata Conv,






$7,995
2002 Hyundal Sante Fe GLS
mi.A ..M....... 8,995
2001 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS
wai2.R.m......... $8,995

2002 Ford Ranger Edge
2 ........ 9,995.
2002 Ford Ranger S/Cab XLT
I.K.P',iKU.. 13,995
2001 Windstar Van SEL
Lea 56K...... $14,995
2002 Toyota Tacoma SR5
imaCaci1ti. 15o495
2004 Mazda Tribute LX
VkoPW F.w 15,995
2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
SlT.4,4 31Kt ... 7495
W allace



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TOLL FREE
1-866-206-111776


Custom Air Dam w/drlving
lights for 95-99 Chevy
GMC P/U/SUV. New. $75.
(863)467-2255.

FIBERGLASS TOPPER
White, Exc. cond. Fits Newer
Ford 61/z ft, bed. $400.
863-634-6099 After 4pm




HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel
Easy Slide, 15 K lb. cap.
w/mounting rails. $325
772-285-8405 Okeechobee


TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
Bob or Lv msg.

TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
Ask for Bob or Lv msg.


UTILITY BED
long wheel base dually,
very good shape $1000
(863)634-5243


Chevy Pick Up, '92
4x4, V-8 350 engine, auto
trans., a/c, good condition.
$4,000 or best offer.
863-763-1828 '
7-5, Mon-Fri.

GMC 1973 PU
for parts. Titled,
good tires $200.
Call 239-357-5984




HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel
Easy Slide, 15 K Ib. cap.
w/mounting rails. $325
772-285-8405 Okeechobee


Community Events


Children's council has relief fund
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County
recently received money from the children, staff and parents of
Everglades Elementary School. The council decided to match the
school's money and put it in a special Hurricane Relief Fund. The
purpose of the project is to assist families affected by hurricane
Frances and Jeanne with any need associated with the storm
such as school supplies, clothing and medicine. Families should
request help from Cathleen Blair, executive director of CSC, at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 255.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the coun-
cil. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms
of two or four years. The council meets monthly to discuss pro-
grams and needs of the children in the community. Once a year,
agencies request funds through a grant process. Each council
member "adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors
the programs' services that they provide to our children. Those
interested in completing an application should contact Cathleen
Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

OCRA meetings scheduled
O.C.R.A. meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. But due to damage by Hurricane Jeanne,
the meeting place has been changed so the meetings will be
rescheduled. For more information, contact Rev. Paul E. Jackson
at (863) 824-0899. Everyone over the age of 18 is invited and with
everyone working together, we can continue to keep O.C.R.A.
something of which the community and our children can be
proud.

School readiness programs offered
Please call 1-866-273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Start. You may also get information at this num-
ber regarding just what early learning programs are available in
Okeechobee County. Many children are currently being enrolled
in school readiness programs.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation
Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20
servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving
our country have requested items not only for themselves, but
they also give items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visit-
ing. We would like to invite the community to help us with this
project. For more information, contact Chairperson Myra White
at (863) 357-2975.

Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Center, a
program of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County,
a United Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In
center, located at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to the dri-
ver's license office, has experienced severe damages due to Hur-
ricane Jeanne. While it will be repaired, it is expected to take until
the end of December. In the meantime, space is needed to
accommodate 10 to 15 visitors on a daily basis. One large room
with bathroom facilities is desired. Please call the temporary
MHA telephone in Vero Beach at (772) 559-4429, and ask for
Genie.

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children between
the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have
migrated in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the pri-
mary income must come from agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to apply. For more information,
call (863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.

El Centre de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave,
-esta aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculura. Con el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agriculture,
Animamos que las families con ninos incapacidados aplican,
Para mas information por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702 Y
abler con Sylvia o Zila.


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