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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 2 Sunday, January 2, 2005 75 Plus tax


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Briefs
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
Buddy Mills is named
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr.
Calvin "Buddy" Mills for
being selected by his peers as
Yearling Middle Schools'
Teacher of the Year. Mr. Mills
teaches agriculture classes
and is the FFA sponsor.
Welcome
Yearling would like to wel-
come Mrs. Holly Sizemore as
our new Reading Coach. Mrs.
Sizemore is an experienced
teacher and former Okee-
chobee County Teacher of
the Year.
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Cell and Hendry win
Christian Team Trail
Thirty-two anglers took to
the water at safe light Satur-
day morning for the Christian
Team Trail's first tourney of
-the New Year........ ..
George Celi and John
Hendry took home first place
honors at the Christian Team
Trail New Year's Day bass
tournament with 14.17 lbs. of
Okeechobee large mouths.
They also took big fish hon-
ors with a 5.54 lb. beauty.
They took home $660 for
their efforts.
, Second place and a check
for $330 went to the team of
Les Tory and Rev. Arlen Cook
for their 11.92 lb. catch. They
also had the second big fish
of the day; a 5.22 pounder.
Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 420
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

15.57 feet

Lake level ,,
LastYear: ,.
15.73 feet /
(SOURCE:
south Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Index
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News Briefs First Florida-bred


Chamber sponsoring
seminars on Medicare
OKEECHOBEE Free semi-
nars dealing with what you need to
know in regard to your Medicare
benefits book will be held at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St., on: Jan. 10, at 10
a.m.; and Jan. 24, at 10 a.m.
There are mistakes in the new
benefits book and these seminars
will provide you with the correct
information.
The seminars are sponsored by
the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce.
The seminars will tell partici-
pants about: co-pays and
deductibles for 2005; what
Medicare pays for; what you will
have to pay for out of your own
pocket; Medicare supplements;
HMOs; and, Medicaid.

Square dancers
plan Jan. 4 dance
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee square dancers will
resume dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 4,2005.
Experience is not necessary as
instructions will be given.
The cost is $8 per couple.
For more information, call
(863) 467-2016.

Chamber has fair
tickets for sale
OKEECHOBEE Advance dis-
count tickets for the South Florida
Fair in West Palm Beach will be
available at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce from Jan.
14-30.
For more information, call
(863) 763-6464.

SeaWorld to raise
its ticket prices
ORLANDO SeaWorld is
increasing its ticket prices, follow-
ing the lead of Walt Disney World
and Universal Orlando, which both
raised prices in December.
Starting Monday, a single-day
adult admission will be $59.75,
about 11 percent over the current
price of $53.95. The park will offer
a discount of $6 to people who
purchase tickets online at
http://seaworld.com.
SeaWorld will continue to offer
its Florida-resident Fun Card annu-
al pass, which is increasing to
$64.95 for adults, up from $61.95.
Orlando's big theme parks usu-
alli raise their rates at about the
same time. Both Disney and Uni-
versal announced increases in
December to $59.75 for a single-
day adult ticket.
Nick Gollattscheck, a SeaWorld
spokesman, said the park is boost-
ing its ticket prices because of
increased operating costs, strong
consumer demand and to bring its
prices in line with the competition.
"We run our own business
plan, but part of that plan is to
monitor what the pricing standards
are for theme parks in Orlando,"
Gollattscheck said.

One Mega Money ticket
wins $900,000 jackpot
TALLAHASSEE One ticket
matched the four winning num-
bers plus the Mega Ball in the Mega
Money game, the Florida Lottery
said Saturday.
One ticket won $900,000 for
picking 4-of-4 plus the Mega Ball. It
was sold in Lakeland.
Seven tickets won $1,601 for
picking 4-of-4 and 55 tickets won
$446.50 for picking 3-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball number; 1,102 tickets
won $66.50 for picking 3-of-4;
1,788 tickets won $28.50 for pick-
ing 2-of-4 numbers plus the Mega
Ball; and 36,690 tickets won $2 for
picking 2-of-4; 16,990 won $3 for
matching one number plus the
Mega Ball; 46,044 won a free Quick
Pick ticket for matching the Mega
Ball.
The numbers drawn Friday
night were 14-16-38-42 and the
Mega Ball was 12.

Plane crashes
in Everglades
FORT LAUDERDALE A small
plane crashed Friday in the sparsely
populated Everglades west of this
city and a dive team was searching
for survivors, officials said.
The single-engine Cessna 210
went down around 8 p.m. about
20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale,
said Federal Aviation Administra-
tion spokeswoman Kathleen
Bergen. Bergen and Broward
County sheriff's officials didn't
know how many people were on
board or if they were hurt.


The plane took off from Orlan-
do Executive Airport on its way to
the Miami suburb of Opa-locka,
she said.
Sheriff's deputies found the
wreckage about a half mile south
of Alligator Alley in the Everglades,
spokesman Hugh Graf said.
"At this point we're all hopeful
that we'll find survivors," Graf said.
Graf said the sheriff's office first
received a call from someone on a
cell phone who said he saw lights
coming down from the sky. Ten
minutes later, an air control tower
told the sheriff's office that they
had lost contact with the Cessna.


cattle in more than 40


years goes to Cuba


PORT EVERGLADES The
first shipment of Florida-bred cattle
to Cuba in more than 40 years left
Friday from this port near Fort
Lauderdale.
Twenty-two beef cattle were on
a cargo chip for the three-day trip to
Havana, said J.P. Wright & Co. Inc.,
which has a contract to ship the
livestock under an exemption to
the long-standing'Ut.S. trade
embargo on Cuba.
The six bulls and 16 heifers
were raised in Florida's prime cat-
tle country of Levy, St. Lucie,
Suwannee and Highlands coun-
ties, said John Parke Wright IV,
owner of the Naples-based compa-
ny.
The shipment is the first part of
a nearly $1 million order totaling
300 head of Florida-bred cattle. The
rest is expected to ship within the
next few months.
Wright's ancestors shipped cat-
tle to the Caribbean nation starting
in the 1850s, because Florida-bred
livestock was suited to the similar


tropical climate in Cuba.
But trade was halted by the U.S.
embargo imposed after commu-
nist leader Fidel Castro came to
power in 1959. A law passed in
2000 lets U.S. farmers and compa-
nies sell livestock and agricultural
and food products to Cuba on a
cash-only basis.
Wright has been pushing for full
re-established trade between the
two rival nations. In the meantime,
he says U.S. farmers are supplying
food for average Cubans.
"America's ranchers and farm-
ers have established respected and
common grounds of friendship
and open market business inten-
tions with the Cuban people, espe-
cially in agriculture," he said.
But many Cuban-Americans
contend that the farm sales only
benefit the communist nation's
elite, including Castro. They believe
the trade restrictions must be tight-
ened to topple Castro's govern-
ment and bring democracy to the
island.


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Cash 3
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Play 4
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Mega Money
14-16-42-38, Mega Ball: 12
Fantasy 5
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Buddy Mills is named Teacher of the Year


Courtesy photo/Yearling Middle School
Mr. Calvin "Buddy" Mills (back center) poses for his Yearling Middle School Teacher of the
Year picture with the Yearling FFA officers Maci Culligan, Joy Burnham, Valarie McKee,
Nathan Candler, Carson Williams, Cole Fulford and principal, Brian Greseth.


Congratula-
tions to Mr. Calvin"
:"Buddy" Mills for
being selected by
his peers as Yearling
Middle Schools''
Teacher of the Year. Mr. Mills
teaches agriculture classes and is
the FFA sponsor.
Welcome
Yearling would like to wel-
come Mrs. Holly Sizemore as our


new Reading Coach. Mrs. Size-
more is an experienced teacher
and former Okeechobee County
Teacher of the Year.

Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Yearling
Spelling Bee Champions Seth
Peterson, Corey White, and alter-
nate Courtney Murphy. The Coun-
ty Spelling Bee will be held at
South Elementary School Jan. 10,
at 9:30 a.m. We wish our champi-


ons the best of luck.


Tutorial
There will not be before or after
school tutorial the first week back
from the holidays (Jan. 3-6). Tutor-
ial resumes Monday, Jan. 10.
Yearling Middle School offers
morning and/or after school tutori-
al programs through GEAR UP and
21st Century Safe and SMART
Futures. The program operates
two days a week from 3:30 until 5


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Students provide gifts for migrant children


In 1980 the students at St. Mary
Magdalen Catholic School, at the
suggestion of their Principal, Sister
,George Francis Riseling, SNJM, and
with the cooperation of their par-
_ents, decided not to exchange
-Christmas gifts among themselves,
but instead, to donate gifts to


migrant children. At first the gifts
were sent to three Sisters of the
Holy Names working in Parrish.
After three years, the Sisters left Par-
rish, so the school began to donate
the gifts to the migrant and immi-
grant children in Okeechobee
through El Centro Santa Fe. Each


School Menu


Okeechobee County School
District

Monday, Jan. 3
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Pancake sausagewrap
Lunch: ,.
Fish nuggets w/cornbread
Taco/pepperoni 'Hot pocket'
Seasoned broccoli
Sliced peaches

Tuesday, Jan. 4
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
HoneyBun
Lunch:
Hamburger deluxe
Tuna salad sub
Seasoned green beans
Mixed fruit

Wednesday, Jan. 5
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Biscuit and Sausage
Lunch:
Chicken Fajita Casserole w/roll
Smuckers uncrustable
Golden corn
Orange wedges

Thursday, Jan. 6
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
- French toast sticks
Lunch:
Slopy Joes
SGrille Cheese
Vegetable soup
Fruit Jello

Friday, Jan. 7
, Breakfast:


Cereal and toast
Yogurt and muffin
Lunch:
Pizza Stuffed crust or wedge
Chicken patty on bun-
Baby carrots w/dip
Pineapple tidbits
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole reduced fat
or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice of
whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


year since then, under the leader-
ship of the Principal Ms. Mary McK-
iernan, Assistant Principal Sister
Maria Sciortino, SNJM, and the stu-
dent council, the toy drive has been
a great success providing about
500 beautifully wrapped gifts, each
marked "Boy" or '.'Girl" and an
appropriate age range, to facilitate
distribution to our families.
Fortunately, for many years Terri
and Bob Shepherd of Longwood,
have played "Santa Claus" and at
their expense, have brought the
gifts to us in Okeechobee following
the Children's Mass at St Mary Mag-
dalen Church, when a few symbol-
ic gifts are offered to the Lord in the
Offertory procession. After Mass
the student council and others load
up the trailer for the trip south, a
two hour drive..
Sisters Angela Ospina, RSHM,
and Elinor Sevigny, SNJM, during
four or five days visit about 150
families with children to bring the
gifts to each home. It is a pleasant
task to greet them and wish them a
Blessed Christmas, and share the
generosity of the children at St.
Mary Magdalen School. The Mexi-


can community has grown consid-
erably since the early 1980's. Many
of the children who received gifts
in those days are now parents!
There are many three generation
families living here now and sever-
al four generation families as well.
It is a privilege to be so graciously
and generously supported by other
children and families in Florida
who care about our children here
in Okeechobee and appreciate the
agricultural work done by their par-
ents. They understand that a small
sacrifice on the part of each child at
their school provides a great num-
ber of gifts and much joy for the
children and families here. We are
sincerely grateful for their "reach-
ing out" to us for so many years
and ask the Lord's abundant bless-
ings on them, their families and
their wonderful school.


College night
Attention Eighth grade parents:
Yearling Middle School will be
hosting a parent night Tuesday,
Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Media Cen-
ter. The topics for discussion
include:
1. New High School graduation
requirements
2. Scholarships
3. Financial aid
4. Dual enrollment classes
through Indian River Community
College.


If you have any questions,
please call guidance counselors
Mrs. Brewer or Mr. Witt at 462-
5056. We hope to see you there.

Florida Prepaid
College
Enrollment for the Florida Pre-
paid College Program is open until
Jan. 31. You may apply on line at
www.florida529plans.comlSignUp-
Today or you may pick up an appli-
cation in the guidance office.


p.m. (Monday and Wednesday)
and four days a week before
school (Monday through Thurs-
day) from 7:10 until 8:40 a.m.
Transportation will be provided for
before school tutorial and Monday
and Wednesday afternoon tutori-
al.
Please contact Dylan Tedders or
Kathy McGee at Yearling Middle
School (462-5056) for a detailed
explanation of the program and
activities.

Homework hotline
Yearling Middle School offers a
Homework Hotline to assist stu-
dents and parents. Parents and stu-
dents will be able to call the
Homework Hotline at 462-5066
and listen to their homework
assignments for the day or week.

Free Technology
training
Yearling Middle School is offer-
ing free technology training to all
Yearling students and parents of
Yearling students the first Tuesday
of each month from 6:30 p.m. until
9 p.m. Mr. Gene Lenfest will be
presenting the second technology
training Tuesday, Jan. 4, in the
Yearling Middle School Media Cen-
ter. Mr. Lenfest will be teaching
Yearling parents and students
basic Power Point.
Any Yearling parents and/or stu-
dents interested in joining in on the
training should pre-register by call-
ing 462-5056. Mr. Lenfest's Feb. 1,
training will be using the Internet.


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Speak Out
Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Phone Bill
"When I received my last telephone bill, I was shocked to see
charges over $100 to the United Kingdom. I called USBI and Sprint
and was told this is a scam. This company has a way of putting
these charges on your bill. When you pay Sprint, then Sprint in turn
pays them. I wanted to alert people to check their telephone bill
closely and call Sprint if there is a charge they don't recognize."
Civil War
"On Friday, Dec. 31, the letter to the editor from Rosemary
Duvall hit the nail right on the head. If most of these people that are
ignorant of how, where and when the Civil War started would read
history they would find out that slavery was not the cause of the
Civil War. She has hit the nail right on the head with her comments
and I thank her for doing so."



Community Events

Library hosts state history program
On Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. singer/storyteller/writer Judy Gail will
present her unique program on Florida's history at the Okeechobee
County Library.She willtell about the.courageous men and women
who made the Sunshine State what it is today. Bring the family for an
entertaining and educational evening. This free program is sponsored
by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council, and is open to the
public. .

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 Nif-
fenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa Grego-
ry; 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 daylight
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-and-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 program 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 annual
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 a rod 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 Championship for a
share of over $20,000 in scholarships. Each contestant at the local
competition will receive a certificate of participation, plus free hot
dogs and a soft drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine Center. A par-
ent or guardian must accompany the child.





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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. 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 Cen-
sus, 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 Restau-
rant 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 informa-
tion, 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.
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 more information contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is locat-
ed next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with
clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested
in working towards the betterment of our community. For more
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It's an open meeting.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the chruch next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any one or group that enjoys old
time gospel music are invited to participate. For more information,
contact Randy or Martha Maycumber at 467-0359.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For more information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the VEW.
Post #4423,300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invit-
ed. For more information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more infor-
mation, call Margaret Smith at 467-8020 or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical -Institute), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call 763-
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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 Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical 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.

Swearing in ceremony
Sheriff-elect Paul C. May will be sworn into office as Okeechobee
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 Thursday
of each month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone over the age of 18 is invited.
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 ayard 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:
www.sfwmd.oov/org/clm/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 information 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 Monday,
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 noon 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 assis-
tance, with an emphasis on the tax laws affecting seniors. You will
be trained in basic tax preparations and work with experienced tax
counselors. Your commitment will be for a one week course, Jan.
17-21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. gjven 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-
mail oburns330@aol.com.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 2, 2005


4 OPINION







The Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 2, 2005 5


A little bit of Florida history here in Okeechobee


Editor's Note: This is an article
written about Oscar Clemons'
mother Cassie Gore Clemons in
the late 1950s. Mrs. Clemons was
born on Feb. 15, 1884, and died
Jan. 31, 1964, at the age of 88. This
is an interesting story of pioneer life
in Florida related to Mrs. M.G. Atch-
ley of Moore Haven by Mrs. Cassie
Clemons. Mrs. Atchley considered
the story so informative of the
problems, pleasures and persist-
ence of the pioneers that with the
consent of Mrs. Clemons, she
wrote the story for the pioneer
Florida rage -problems of the pio-
neers. This story has not been edit-
ed to preserve its flavor.
This morning my neighbor
Cassie Clemons visited me, and in
the course of conversation she
began telling recollections of her
childhood. I was so fascinated that I
thought I should write them up for
you so that we could share these
memories of early life with others.
Cassie Gore was born February
15, 1884 at Ten Mile Creek near Fort
Pierce. She was the seventh child of
William Gore, who came to Florida
from North Carolina, and Elizabeth
Gore of Mobile, Alabama. One of
the earliest memories was of pan-
ther's screaming in Ten Mile Creek
Swamp. Often her father killed
both panthers and bears.
Mr. Gore was a farmer. His
money crops were pineapples and
vegetables which he sold in Fort
Pierce or shipped north. He kept his
own hogs and cows.. The cows
were "scrub cows", usually about
35 or 40 in numbers. These cows
were milked each morning. A 50 lb.
lard can was taken to the cow pen
to hold the milk. The cows were
milked without feed. Dairy Feed
was unheard of at that time. The
wild cows were milked by use of a
roping pole. A roping pole was a
cypress pole about 15 ft. long
through which holes were bored in
one end twelve to fifteen .inches
apart. A rope was drawn through
these holes and a knot was tied in
the rope at the top of the pole so it
could not slip back through. A cow
was caught by looping the rope
around her horns and twisted tight
until she stood still for milking. Each
cow gave from one to two quarts of
milk. Needless to say, this was a


man's job. The cows were in a
strictly grass diet. At night, the
calves were turned in with the
cows to replace the evening milk-
ing.
From this milk, butter was made
in old wooden churns which were
refrigerated in a bucket of water let
down in the well. Cottage Cheese
was made from the clabber.
When Cassie was about nine
years old, the family moved to Stu-
art Florida. Theira only supplies
came by trade boats from Jack-
sonville or Titusville once a month.
The trade boat took whatever farm
products were for sale in exchange
for the goods which Mr. Gore need-
ed.
Mr. Gore killed otters at various
times and sold the hides in this
manner: White Bacon was 1-1/2
cents a lb., Flour was $2.50 for half
a barrel, Meal and Grits were 1/2 cent
a lb.
Mr. Gore's most productive
farming was in the hammocks near
Stuart. His pumpkins grew so thick
that one could walk on pumpkins
without stepping on the ground.
Following the big freeze in 1895,
the children rowed a boat into the
ocean and picked up fish which
floated on top of the water.
Cassie's family moved to Sebast-
ian, Florida when she was twelve
years old. It was there that her for-
mal schooling began. School was
held in a 10x10 log house by Mr.
Baldwin for a term of four months.
There were no frills. Learning was
strictly out of books. On cold winter
days, Mr. Baldwin took the children
to a gully near the school, built a
roaring fire, around which they sat
to keep warm and school contin-
ued.
At the age of fifteen, Cassie went
to her first dance. Bill Lakeport gave
the dance to celebrate Christmas. It
was an old time frolic. Food includ-
ed plenty of syrupy sweet potatoes,
and bear pilau. For three nights in a
row, Cassie and her sisters chaper-
oned by her mother, square
danced. Music was a violin'. Many a
time, says Cassie, she beat the
strings for square dancing after this
one.
Cassie started out proudly on
the first night in the nicest shoes she
had ever had black leather slip-


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Courtesy photos
Cassie Gore Clemons was a striking woman who became the
matriarch of the Clemons .family. She was the mother of
Oscar Clemons who went on to produce many early rodeos
and was one of the owners of the Okeechobee Livestock
Market. Ms. Clemons' grandson, Pete, is now one of the own-
ers of the highly successful market.


pers. All other shoes had been
heavy black brogans with brass
taps across the toes. The sole of
the shoes were fastened on with
wooden pegs the size of tooth-
picks.
Alas for the pretty shoes, the
soles were danced out when
Cassie went home at five o'clock
in the morning. In the succeeding
nights, she danced out two more
sets of soles. All though this dance
was on a regular crude lumber
floor, many times she danced in
floors of puncheons, split logs with
one side hewn smooth, which
was even harder on the shoes.
Mrs. Clemons recalls picking
huckleberries in abundance which
her mother dried in the shade and
hung in a cloth sack from the
rafters in the house. In the winter
when the family wanted berries,
they were removed from the sack
and soaked overnight and cooked


in a pie.
Before trading time, her father
would take an old piece of cloth
and ravel out one edge, roll it up
tight and tie it. Then he would take
his flint and steel and strike fire
which he would set to the raveled
edge. Fire was then restored to the
household. If the salt ran out, he
would take salt water from the
Indian River, fill the wash pot and
boiled it down to about a quart of
salt.
Cassie was married in 1909 at
her home on Sebastian Creek to
Silous Clemons. A day or two after
the marriage a panther was killed
at Little Bear Bay. The hide was
thirteen feet from the nose to the
tip of his tail.
From Sebastian, Cassie and
Silous went to Kissimmee to make
their home. They had twelve chil-
dren, ten of which they reared. She
is now widowed and lives alone at
Lake Port near Moore Haven.


Staff pholo/Patti Berglund
A free meal
These feathered friends were helping themselves to a late
lunch on Thursday, Dec. 30 at Okee-Tantie Campground.
They have it pretty easy just waiting around the fish clean-
ing stations; they know a free meal will come soon.


4-- I.-*-1 ".

Ms. Clemons' lived to see her son Oscar become a success-
ful businessman and rancher. She died at the age of 88.



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The team of John Hendry and George Cell took first place F .
with 14.17 lbs. of bass. They also captured the big fish award h
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hold their next tournament on Feb. i, ; i, -e i nq I


Thirty-two anglers took to the
water at safe light Saturday morn-
ing for the Christian Team Trail's
first tourney of the New Year.
George Celi and John Hendry
took home first place honors at the
Christian Team Trail New Year's
Day bass tournament with 14.17
lbs. of Okeechobee large mouths.
They also took big fish honors with
a 5.54 lb. beauty. They took home
$660 for their efforts.
Second place and a check for
$330 went to the team of Les Tory
and Rev. Arlen Cook for their 11.92
lb. catch. They also had the second
big fish of the day; a 5.22 pounder.
Bill Rose and Craig Smith fin-
ished in third place with 10.51 lbs.
earning them $220.
Fourth place honors went to
Bob Owens and Fred George for
the 10.37 lb. catch that earned


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Rev. Arlen Cook of Northside Baptist Church (left) and Les
Tory (right) took second big fish honors with this 5.22 lb.
bass at the Christian Team Trail tournament.


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While I'm hot anything like 60
Minutes' Andy Rooney, sometimes
I catch myself sounding like him.
Little things that I observe can
often be quite amusing. As the
2005 PGA Tour commences, I took
a look at the schedule of events and
noticed some things to be very
interesting. Forgive me for giving
some ink to the sponsors They do
spend millions of dollars support-
ing the Tour enabling us to watch
these tournaments on free televi-
sion, so I guess they could use the
mentions.
So, as I looked over the sched-
ule, I noticed it begins with the Mer-
cedes Championship in Hawaii.
Within the next three weeks, fol-
lowed by the Buick Invitational and
the Bob Hope Chrysler Champi-
onship in Palm Springs (Indian
Wells). Somehow, I feel that the
Bob Hope should be in a desert in
Iraq, not California. And, with our
troops in the gallery. Perhaps Natal-
ie Gulbis from the LPGA could be
autographing her swimsuit calen-
dar for the Marines.
Oh, back to the events...
February brings the Nissan
Open and Chrysler Classic, fol-
lowed by the Fordnd Honda right
here in Florida. Later in the year,
there's the Buick Open and the
Buick Championship. Not to be
outdone, Chrysler makes a return
appearance, too. For those of you
working the farms, John Deere will
again sponsor an event. Do golfers
buy more vehicles than anyone
else? Or do the car companies have
more money to spend? Think
about that next time you negotiate
with the sales rep at the car dealer-
ship.
All these car commercials, but
how do you pay for the car that
they are trying to sell you? Well,
there is no shortage of financial


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Bay Hill presented by MasterCard,
the Barclays Classic, Wachovia
Championship, Bank of America
Colonial, U. S. Bank Champi--
onship, Deutsche Bank Champi-
onship, WGC-American Express,
the Franklin-Templeton Shark
Shootout and the Merrill Lynch
Skins Game.
Of course, you'll need some gas


for the car that you are going to be
sold. So, tune in to the Shell Hous-
ton Open. Brought to you by those
same guys that sponsored all the
Shell's World of Golf matches.
These days, all you see are driv-
ers swerving all over the road as
they chat on their cell phones.
Surely, the telephone companies
would want to capture the golfing
public. And they do, sponsoring
the AT&T Pebble Beach National,
the MCI Heritage, the BellSouth
Classic and the Bell Canadian
Open.
That covers almost all the
events. There are a few others. One
that I couldn't resist mentioning, is
the Cialis Western Open. Probably,
they will be looking to capture the
same market that the automakers
are selling the red sports cars to.
Perhaps they should join forces
with the Noodle golf ball. When
Maxfli introduced this ball, their
advertising billed it as "long and
soft". Good for golf balls, not for
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(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"
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The NAP, which is adminis-
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Interested parties should contact
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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 lbs. Call
(863)675-3256.
CAT pure light orange. Ap-
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DOG- Chihuahua, Tan with
black polka dots, lost in
Labelle (863)675-4966.

GOLD CHAIN W/EAGLE
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(863)763-8052.
LOST: Yorkie, 1 yr old male,
vic. of SE 14th Ave.,
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BOAT 25' Sportcraft
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You Haul.
(863)675-1161
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damage. You Haul.
(863)697-1897 Lake Port
Free to good home: 2 Tiger
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old, male, wormed.
(863)946-0490
MOBLIE HOME 67'
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must have tools &
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CHEF/KITCHEN
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High starting salary.
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Needed: Wed.- Sat. Nights
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CONSTRUCTION, INC.
is accepting applications for an experienced
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.
Join all the people who It's never too late to find
say, "I sold it in the the perfect gift. Look for
classifieds." it in the classified.


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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DIAMOND R FERTILIZER
COMPANY, INC.
Is looking for Owner
Operators
Class A CDL with Hazmat
& Tanker endorsements.
Great compensation.
Good driving record a
must. Apply in person
at 710 NE 5th Ave.
DRIVER NEEDED Class
B w/tanker & hazmat
endorsement, clean
driving record re-
quireo EOE.
(863)763-7557.
Looking for a place to hang
your hat? Look no further
than the classifieds.


MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440




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OWNER OPERATORS COMPANY DRIVERS
Dedicated Runs All Late Model Tractors
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HOME HEALTH
Employment Opportunities
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Contract Nurses
Physical Therapist
RN Rates
$35 W/D $38 W/E
LPN Rates
$22 W/D $25 W/E
Full Time, Part Time
Positions Available Immediately
Sign on Bonus Competitive Pay & Benefits
BONUS up to $3,000 for seasonal contract nurses
Call 877-945-3230
Fax resume 877-945-3650
EOE, Friendly Atmosphere


Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
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Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


Banking
As a respected leader in banking, SunTrust Bank places
a premium on attracting and retaining top people, so we
offer many unique and exciting advantages. We have
the following opportunity available in our Okeechobee
office:
Financial Service Representatives
Must have excellent sales and customer service skills
and basic computer knowledge.
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vision, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Candidates intersted in the FSR position submit resume
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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.

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


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DRIVER WANTED: For
Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery.
4 days/wk. Professional
& Reliable. 863-467-6377


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863-763-7938, Lv. msg.
EXPERIENCED
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(863)634-5120
Experienced Cook/
Dishwasher, Drug Free
Environment, mUst apply
in person at Pat's Lakeside
Cafe, 2117 Hwy 441 SE
across from Pier 2.
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Office Manager
FT. Mon-Friday Fax Resume
to 863-763-7379
Lakeport Lodge looking
for couple for maintenance
& housekeeping, salary
plus lodging. Honest &
dependable.
(863)946-2020.


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.



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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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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SURVEY FIELD CREW
Okeechobee area
Top pay, benefits.
Experience required.

Northstar Geomatics
772-781-6400, ext 2 or
Fax 772-781-6462


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

IMMEDIATE OPENING
PHARMACIST
Experience Required.
Pharmaceutical Services
Located At:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Call:
(863) 357-2442 for more information


ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
SEEKS EXP'D
Hydraulic Crane Operator
Concrete Formwork Carpenters
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron.
EOE/DFWP



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
I- Drugfrae work place E 0 E .!
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Housekeeping Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


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MECHANIC, exp'd only,
good lrly. comm rate @
Ford dealership, Okee.
Ford Co. 3175 Hwy 441S

Okeechobee
Redirection Center
A juvenile offenders
program
HAS POSITIONS
OPEN FOR:
Shift Supervisor
Relief Cook: (F/T, P/T)
Residence Advisors
Maintenance
Must have SD or GED &
clear pre-employment
screenings.
Apply at:
1117 NE 39th Blvd.,
Okeechobee, FL
863-357-5905
PAINTERS w/tools for
General Contractor
Doing restoration work
Call (800)780-3535
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RN
needed for
Supervisory Visits
in Okeechobee County.
Please call Taresa @
(863)462-5350. ,
Elite Caregivers, Inc.
NR30210952
ROOFING
Subcontractor
Licensed & Insured
Interested in doing quality
work for reputable
General Contractor
Call (800)780-3535





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CLEANING PERSON PT
Nights must have own
transportation Call Mon-Fri
9am-3pm (863)467-2982
Hiring Citrus Packers
SunBrite Citrus Inc.
Orange Avenue
miles west of 1-95
Fort Pierce, FL.
(772)466-4226
Special Incentives
for Tangerines
Will to Train
Part Time Secretary
Hours from 8 til 1
Pay negotiable & also
Roofing help needed
Call Day Brothers Roofing
(863)763-7631

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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
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will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered' fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams 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 be-
foere responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau atf 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



Merchandise I



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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 58C0
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 5105
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


'Apliace
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.

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.

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 tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end ta-
bles, $75 (863)824-8749


COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
(863)357-10,78.

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

DINNING ROOM TABLE
w/ 6 chairs & server.
Excellent condition. $225
(863)763-8053
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.
GOLF CLUBS 30 vintage,
collectible assorted clubs.
$300. Call (863)946-3123.

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
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



HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .


4 LIGHT CHANDELIER
Large 3 way lamp
All for $25.
(863)467-1032
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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 good 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.
HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
_Call 863-763-5553



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



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.
STEREO, Console w/record
player, 8 track and Radio.
Works well. Good cond.
$50 neg. (863)763-1782



REMOTE 20" color TV with
stand (31"x30"j. $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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


IAgriculture



Christmas Trees 745


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



HORSES 2 Mare's Incl.
Cackle, Tamed, %/
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.


WESTERN & ENGLISH sad-
dles $190, Meadowbrook
cart $900 manure spread-
er $750 (863)824-0522



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-"-7


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 045
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960






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


LAKEPORT 3BR 1BA fenced
yard. Furnished or unfur-
nished. $800/mo. Call
(239)352-7575 .




Okeechobee City 1 Br/lBa
Duplex. $500 mo. + 1st.,
last & sec. No pets. Non
Smk. Env. 863-467-5203




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 10IC
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property PSale 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






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



2BR 1BA 1995 Park Model


with attached room on wa-
ter front with access to
Lake Okeechobee. Dock
included. Some furniture.
In Aruba RV resort, Lake-
port. Resort has heated
'pool. $32,900. Call
(863)946-2092.
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


COUNTRY ACRE HOME SITES
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espanol
**CBS Construction In**
Beautiful Okeechobee
New Home Packages
Starting At $157,900 On 1.25 Acres


-- .

8 Floor Plans to Choose
From or Bring Your Own!
New Homes Resales Acreage
***Special Finance Programs**'
Call Debbie Hendrix for
FREE Prequalification
(239) 541-3210
Okee Office: 863-467-0990
LaBelle Office: 863-612-0551
Visit our website at:CountryAcreHomeSites.comn
CentralFloridaLandSales.com




S 8 7 Auto
AETHome

ChadMcWaters NT (863) 763-3101


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. Pro-
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.comrn


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 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

Nice 3BR1.5BA,
$500/month. $500 deposit
No pets. 863-763-6232.




FURNISHED 14X46 Liberty
MH, attchd scrn rm, car-
port, util shed, newer furn.
Carpet recently added.
Incl. roof over boat dock
on canal. Many extras.
Very well kept. Turnkey
cond. KRFR, Lot 90.
(863)763-8382 for aDpt.




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

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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis '3015
Marine Accessories 3020-
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles ?'I)-5
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30C5


FIBERGLASS 24' v-bottom
80HP 0/board w/trl.
$1500 or best offer
(314)315-2528

FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.


GULF CRAFT, '93- fiber-
- glass, center console, 40
HP, trailer, $2900 or best
offer. (863)357-0914.

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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 $5,500.
863-357-4442/610-4830



TROLLING MOTOR,
Minn-kota, Runs good. $50.
863-467-2557




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 lb. 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,
bik. beautiful runs top
notch $2500 (314)315-
2528



WINNEBAGO '86 MOTOR
HOME, 28 ft all the extras
Needs very little, good
shape. 454 V8, Awnings
all around. $5500. 863-
357-4442 or 863-610-
4830


Don't Sweat It!
Even if you've had credit problems in the past,
the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good credit highway today!







Call Ray at the Wallace Credit Hotline
for your confidential pre-approval
Toll Free 1-866-217-2800


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


Automobiles



Automobiles 40c:
Autos Wanted 4010u
Classic Cars 015
Commercial Trucks 102C0
Construction
Equipment 4(,1,
Foreign Cars l0?u:
Four Wheel Drive 40 5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4041
Parts Repairs 4u.i1-5
Pickup Trucks j05c.
Sport Utility l0i'
Tractor Trailers 406i
Utility Trailers 3 ,',.
Vans 41..


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
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
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Toyota Corolla, '92, 4dr,
auto, 30 miles to the gal.,
looks & runs exc. $1000.
772-461-9536 '





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1998 Hyundai Elantra
',sGar'.i.. 2,795
1991 Mercedes 300TE Wagon'
.. $5,995
1999 Honda Civic
.cs ... 7,495
1999 Buick Century Limited
.. .... 7,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT
.r.sZ ... 9,995
2001 Toyota Celica GT
HaA&S4,... $2,495
2004 Hyundai Sonata
iO.War 5iM.S 13,995
2002 Mazda Miata Conv.
S are $ 14,995






2002 Hyundai SanteFeSUV
2LAuRY.CDA 95
2002 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS
27,Vn6 $8,995
2001 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS
V6MP.uOR 2 .. To oo.8,995
2002 Ford Ranger Edge
30 L, V6,Auto,25Ki ........ $9 ,9 9 5
2002 Ford Ranger S/Cab XLT
o ,V6, ni, A13, 1 995
2001 Windstar Van SEL
,n IC, Ar 14,995
S6, Loathe,56..Kii. .$ 4 19 9 5
2002 Toyota Tacoma SR5
M4sEinaCn r 6 15,495
2004 Mazda Tribute LX
SV 6 1 Pea.pLFa: '' $ $15,995
2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
si o 1 7,495





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Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE

1-866-206-176




Ford Bronco '89, whi e, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whl dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)447-
0941
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


BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
6' bed 1997 & tool box
incl. $200 or best offer.
Call (863)467-0987.
Custom Air Dam w/driving
lights for 95-99 Chevy
GMC P/U/SUV. New. $75.
(863)467-2255.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER
White, Exc. cond. Fits Newer
Ford 6V2 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
ob 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


'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L, A/C, Runs good,
$1500,
(863)357-6825
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
HARD TONNEAU COVER by
Florida Line. Fits all Chevy
trucks '99-'03. Metallic
gray. $450. Call
(863)634-1710.







HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel
Easy Slide, 15 K lb. cap.
..' Mui:riiing rails. $325
772-285-8405 Okeechobee.



Public NoticesI



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5iM)


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, January
12, 2004 at 9:00o AM. in the Ad-
ministration Annex Building, Okee-
chobee County Extension Office,
Small Conference Room, 458
Highway 98 N., Okeechobee, FL. A
copy of the proposed agenda may
be obtained upon request from the
undersigned. If any person decides
to appeal any decision by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for such purposes that
person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the
meeting must have their name and
topic placed on the agenda one
week before the date of the meet-
ing. All property owners within the
District are invited to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-49601 or (863) 634-3166


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