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Okeechobee 50 Plus tax


Vol. 96 No. 5 Wednesday, January 5, 2005 50 Plus tax


Briefs
OCPD is not
seeking donations
The Okeechobee Police
Department (OCPD) has
learned that an unknown
person has been calling resi-
dents in the Okeechobee
area, identifying themselves
as a representative of the
Okeechobee City Police
Department and then solicit-
ing monetary donations.
The Okeechobee City
Police Department is not
soliciting money from any-
one by telephone or any
other means.
If anyone gets one of
these calls and obtains a tele-
phone number through *69,
caller ID or a recorded mes-
sage from this person do
note erase the message -
please contact OCPD Detec-
tive Bill Saum at (863) 763-
5521.
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

Boggs, Sandberg
elected to Hall
NEW YORK Wade
Boggs was overwhelmingly
elected to the Hall of Fame in
his first year of eligibility
Tuesday, and Ryne Sandberg
made it with just six votes to
spare on his third try.
Boggs, a five-time Ameri-
can League batting champi-,
on for the Boston Red Sox,
was selected by 474 of the
record 516 voters who are 10-
year members of the Base-
ball Writers' Association of
America.
Sports, Page 7


Drought Index
Current: 434
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.57 feet

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

Index
Classified . .12-14
Com ics ...........11
Community Events .4
Crossword . . .12
Obituaries .........3 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports .... ....7
TV ............... 13
Weather . . .2
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is underway


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Thanks to a $950,000 grant
from the South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD), the long anticipat-
ed cleanup of canals in Trea-
sure Island is getting closer to
becoming a reality.
The canal project will
include Taylor Creek canals
connecting to the last six miles
of Taylor Creek.
However, County Adminis-
trator George Long stated
recently that there is still more
work to be done before the
actual project gets under way.
Craig A. Smith, the engineer-


Judge William Hendry (left) Tuesday swore in Paul May as
chobee County. By Sheriff May's side is his wife Delores.


Paul May
By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Paul C. May was sworn in
Tuesday, Jan. 4, as the sheriff
of Okeechobee County.
Judge William Hendry
swore in Sheriff May in front of
a crowd that had gathered in
front of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO).
Sheriff May's wife Delores
stood at his side as he became
the 16th sheriff of Okee-
chobee County.
Judge Hendry said he had
the privilege of knowing all
the sheriffs of Okeechobee
County, but the first five.
OCSO Chaplain Brother Joe
Bishop said Sheriff O.L.
Raulerson, Jr. excelled in his
compassion and care of Okee-


sworn in
chobee during the last four
years he served as sheriff:
"To me his, title will always
be sheriff," said Sheriff May of
Sheriff Raulerson.- "Sheriff
Raulerson is a good friend and
I wilt seek him out for advice
from time to time."
"Use your common sense
and don't be afraid to listen to
your gut feeling," offered the

former sheriff.
Sheriff Raulerson said Sher-
iff May has had the opportuni-
ty to sit down and meet the
personnel he will be working
with over the next four years.
"It's been an extraordinari-
ly smooth transition," said
Sheriff Raulerson.
Sheriff May introduced
those who would be heading
up the different departments
of the sheriff's office.


Staff photos/Maria Chandler
the 16th sheriff of Okee-


as sheriff
The sheriff said Noel
Stephen was promoted to
major; Captain Bud Slay is in
charge of road patrol; Captain
Dale LaFlam will head the
criminal investigations divi-
sion; Captain Ronnie White
will head the jail; Juanita
White is Sheriff May's secre-
tary; Major Bobby Tucker will
lead the auxiliary unit; and,
Brother Joe Bishop is the
department chaplain.
"The people of this county
have hired me to do a good
job and now it's time to go to
work," said Sheriff May.
The retired Florida High-
way Patrol trooper said his
first day of sheriff would
involve filling out paperwork
and getting his office set up.
Sheriff May was a trooper for
34 years.


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ing firm doing the preliminary
study on the project for the
county, is awaiting informa-
tion from SFWMD concerning
the depth to dredge the
canals.
Mr. Long said no plans
have been found that show
the original depth of the
canals. Therefore, it is hoped
that SFWMD permits would
provide that information.
*He conceded that since dif-
ferent developers put in the
canals, they could have origi-
nally been dug to different
depths. But he didn't think
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Non-injury accident
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, there was a non-injury accident in
the drive through lane behind Harbor Federal Bank on
U.S. 441 S. According to Deputy Brian Hagan of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Ezra Polley was
leaving the bank in his 2005 Chrysler by going around
the back of the bank. At that same time, said the deputy,
Alan Scott Ubanks of Okeechobee was trying to enter
the bank parking lot. Mr. Ubanks was driving a work
truck and was pulling a cattle trailer behind him. Dep.
Hagan said neither vehicle stopped to yield to the other,
so there was contact made with the right rear panel of
Mr. Polley's vehicle and the cattle trailer. There were no
citations given and no injuries, said Dep. Hagan.


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TAMPA- Busch Gardens has
raised daily admission by $2 but
cut back the price of its tickets
for Florida residents after a
down year in attendance.
The Tampa theme park
raised pre-tax daily admission
prices Monday to $55.95 for
adults, $45.95 for children ages
3 to9.
The park also raised the price
of its Fun Card, good for unlimit-
ed visits for one year, by $2 to
$61.95 for adults, $51.95 for chil-
dren.
Meanwhile, the new Busch
Gardens discount for Florida res-
idents is $49.50 for adults, the
park's lowest in three years. The
new ticket can only be bought
online. Buyers must include a
Florida mailing address to buy
one and display a Florida photo
ID with a Florida address at the
park gate.
Busch attendance was down
4 percent in 2004. Park officials
partly blamed hurricanes, which
closed the park for four days and
put a damper on fall tourism.

400-pound gator
captured in Miami
MIAMI A 12-foot alligator
weighing more than 400 pounds
and described as among the
largest ever caught near down-
town Miami was hoisted from a
creek Monday by a firetruck.
The alligator was discovered
in Wagner Creek, about 16 miles
from the Everglades, in the
shadows of two major hospital
complexes and around the cor-
ner from the Veteran's Affairs
Medical Center, a court house, a
county jail and government
office buildings.
Todd Hardwick, a licensed
trapper, and others wrapped a
rope around the middle of the
gator and attached the other end
to a ladder fire truck, which
hoisted the reptile out of the
water, over a 4-foot fence and a
row of parked cars.
Then Hardwick and two
wildlife officers sat on the gator
while an assistant secured its
jaws shut with duct tape.
Hardwick said the reptile
likely grew fat on carcasses of
animals tossed into the creek as
religious sacrifices.
Under Florida law, the alliga-
tor cannot be returned to the
wild because it might try to
return to the same canal.
Because of its size, Hardwick
said he will try to find a farm,
zoo or other facility to keep it in
captivity. Otherwise, the gator
will be destroyed.


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DAYTONA BEACH A judge
has ruled that the Department of
Corrections can charge a $4
monthly bank fee to Florida's
80,000 prison inmates.
The state legislature
approved the fee last spring, but
two prisoners and a nonprofit
organization sued to block the
charge, arguing that the fees
were lumped into a bill that
dealt with other issues, such as
private prisons.
The fee will be imposed on
bank accounts kept by prisoners
and used to buy toiletries, such
as deodorant, or junk food and
some clothing, such as tennis
shoes, not provided by the state.
The Department of Correc-
tions will move ahead with col-
lecting the money within four to
six weeks, said spokesman Ster-
ling Ivey. He didn't know
whether the fee would be
retroactive.

Nine arrested
in Scripps protest
WEST PALM BEACH Envi-
ronmentalists dumped sand and
rotten oranges in a county devel-
opment board's office in a
protest of plans to build the
Scripps biotech research facility
on a rural citrus grove.
Nine protesters were arrested
last week after storming the
offices of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Business Development Board,
police said. They ruined an Ori-
ental rug in the lobby foyer by
stomping the fruit, officials said.
Two of the protesters had to
be removed by the city -fire
department after they used bicy-
cle locks to chain themselves to
a stairway railing in the agency's
lobby, police said.
The protesters were object-
ing to plans to build Scripps
Florida in a citrus grove west of
Palm Beach Gardens. They
argue the facility will increase
suburban sprawl, pose environ-
mental hazards and' hurt the
fragile Everglades.
California-based Scripps
announced in 2003 that it would
expand to Florida after being
heavily recruited by Gov. Jeb
Bush, who said it would help
diversify the state's economy by
luring more high-tech compa-
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The goal of the cleanup proj-


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vegetative matter down to the
original canal bottom.
That depth of the dredging
will determine the amount of
material to be removed and the
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The administrator said that all
soundings and surveys have
been completed on the four test
canals.
The matter of property own-
ership and easements remains
to be resolved. Mr. Long noted
that of the four canals in the ini-
tial survey, property lines went to
the water's edge. In other
canals, property lines extend to
the center of the canal.
Mr. Long said that no determi-
nation has been made yet as to
the removal of boathouses and
docks. He said that the depth to
be dredged would determine if
existing structures have to be
removed.
The county has taken the
position that canal maintenance
is not a county project, but the
county is taking the lead in get-
ting the project done.
Mr. Long feels that after the
initial cleanup routine mainte-
nance of the canals would not
cost much, and that property
owners should bear that cost.


Winning Lottery

Numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
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Play4
1-5-1-7
Fantasy 5
18-5-9-15-1


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Johnny Kinsaul Memorial


Scholarship established


A memorial scholarship has
been established for Johnny
Mack Kinsaul, former teacher,
coach, principal, administra-
tor, assistance superintendent
and acting superintendent for
the Okeechobee County
School District.
Dot Kinsaul, and friends,
have honored his memory
with the establishment of a


scholarship
account
through the
Okeechobee
Educational
Foundation.
This
scholarship
will be
awarded to a
graduating


Johnny Kinsaul


Okeechobee High School sen-
ior who plans to study elemen-
tary education.
__ If you would like to honor
Johnny Mack's memory and
donate to this scholarship
account, please contact the
Okeechobee Educational
Foundation at 700 S.W. Second
Ave., Okeechobee, Fl. 34974
(863) 462-5000 ext. 257.


Courtesy photo/Seminole Elementary
Hurricane school supplies
Shortly after the hurricanes, Seminole Elementary was contacted by Ms. Cindy Blommel,
a teacher's assistant at Washington Elementary in Anoka, Minn. Ms. Blommel expressed
concern about Seminole's students that might have been affected by the hurricanes. She
shared that Washington Elementary would like to have a fund-raiser to help benefit these
students. Washington Elementary held a coin drive to raise the funds. Not long ago Ms.
Hunt, Seminole's assistant principal, received a check for $323.79, a box filled with
twelve backpacks completely stocked with school supplies, numerous cards, letters and
pictures from students in Minnesota. Accepting the check and backpacks is the Semi-
nole Elementary Student Council: (left to right) Kristen Young, Tyler Barber, Jordan
Bolan; and, (front) Ashley Clemons. Seminole Elementary will deposit the money into the
district's Hurricane Relief Project.


Obituaries


FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY


,Oran Lee Pellerin
Oran Lee Pellerin, age 62, of
-Okeechobee, died Monday, Jan.
.3, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Mem-
phis, Tenn. to Frank and Laura
,Frances Pellerin. He was a radio
broadcaster having come to
,Okeechobee from Lauderdale by
.the Sea in 1980. He was a Hamm
Operator (K40LP), a private pilot,
the Flying Fisherman for Okee-
:chobee, and he belonged to sev-
'eral radio control clubs.
* Mr. Pellerin is survived by: his
.wife of 24 years, Donna Pellerin;
three daughters, Melisa Shawn
Brewer of Brunswick, Tenn.;
-Nicole Bailey of luka, Miss.;
'Samantha Sherwin of Seattle,
'Wash.; stepdaughter, Susan Marie
-Vootton of Baltimore, Md.; step-
'son, Donald Lee Highland of
Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchil-
dren; three brothers, Gregg Man-
ning of Piano, Texas, Keith Pel-
-lerin of North Carolina, Raulo
Pellerin of North Carolina; two sis-
ters, Teresa Zdychnec of Col-
,lierville, Tenn. and Francine Man-
:ning of Dallas, Texas; and,
,stepmother, Patricia Pellerin of
'North Carolina.
I Funeral services will be held
:at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at
'Indian Hammock Chapel, located
:at 32801 U.S. 441 North.
, All arrangements are entrusted
:to the loving care of Bass Okee-
'chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
'matory.
James 'J.C.' Sims
James 'J.C.' Sims, age 75, died
:Jan. 1, 2005. He was born March


28, 1929, in Pahokee. He was a
pillar of the community and a life-
long resident of the Glades -
most recently he was a resident of
Okeechobee for the last 19 years.
Mr. Sims graduated high
school from Pahokee High,
played football at the University of
Florida, went on to Chippola
Junior College, and then to Liv-
ingston State Teacher's College.
Following his education, he
came home to Palm Beach Coun-
ty to assist in running an insur-
ance 'company for more than 30
years, before returning home to
Okeechobee and the Glades.
Mr. Sims was an avid outdoors-
man and enjoyed being active in
his community with his friends
and family.
Mr. Sims was preceded in
death by: his son, Clinton Sims;
brother Franklin; and parents


Bennie and Mary Sims.
Mr. Sims was a loving husband
to his wife Sara Sims for 33 years.
He was a caring and loving father
to three sons, Ben (Laura) Sims,
Jim (Becky) Sims, and Jack
(Carla) Sullivan; loving daughters,
P.J. (Jeff) Rader, and Marie 'Beth'
Burke; eight grandchildren; and, a
loving brother to David Russell
and Mary Ellen Sims.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Bass
Funeral Chapel. Funeral services
will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.7, at
First Baptist Church. Interment
will follow at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. Reverend Randy Huckabee
will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
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to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Bin Laden
"What is bin Laden doing to help the tsunami catastrophe?
What an immoral leader! All bin Laden does is lead satanic mis-
fits under the veil of the Muslim religion. Is bin Laden the anti-
Christ?"
Civil War
"This is in response to calls about the causes of the Civil War. I
wanted to point out that the Civil War was brought on by the
South's succession. And, one of the reasons the South succeed-
ed was because of slavery."

.Rebuilding Homes
"Can the Okeechobee News answer a question for me? With
the building department condemning homes and forcing these
people to leave their property, it allows someone to come by and
buy up these homes for pennies and rebuild them someone
needs to look in to this. Can you tell me why you need a permit
for a shed, but you don't need a permit to buy a condemned
home to rebuild it?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. According
to Arnold Verwey of the building department, no one is being
forced out of a condemned home. He also said that if someone
buys a condemned home, they would need a permit to move it
or rebuild it and it would have to be inspected after being rebuilt
to ensure that it complied with building codes.)



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 will tell about the coura-
geous 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.

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, starting 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 experienced 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 will-
ingness 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.

Library hosts programs on Broadway
Ian Nairnsey will present Broadway Blockbusters, the latest
in his Broadway ,musical series at the Okeechobee County
Library. Mr. Nairnsey, an expert on the music and lore of the
Broadway musical theater, will give his audience a glimpse into
the hits of the Broadway stage. These programs will be on the
following Tuesday nights and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library
meeting room: "Phantom of the Opera" Jan. 18; Walt Disney
on Broadway Jan. 25; "Les Miserables" Feb. 1; Current Broad-
way Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman Feb 15.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will be hosting health and safety
classes. The schedule for the classes is: Saturday, Jan. 8, adult
CPR/AED class from 8 a.m. until noon; Tuesday, Jan.18,
infant/child CPR from 6 until 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 29, first
aid basics, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $25 for the first class and
$5 per class thereafter for up to three classes. One class is $25.
Two classes are $30. Three classes are $35. For more informa-
tion, on the location of classes or to sign up for a class, call (863)
763-2488.

Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee
Department of Health on Jan. 18 and Feb. 8. The classes are free
and will run from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from 1:30 until 3
p.m. For more information, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at
(772) 429-2173.





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Texas Tea
Let me tell ya story bout a man
named Bush,
rich Texa-neer needed more oil
ta- push.
Then one day while in a Mid-
East feud,
up from the ground came a
bub-ba-lin' crude.
Iraq it iz, black gold, Texas tea.
Next thing ya know ole Bush iz
go-ver-nor,
kin folk sez, leave your ol' fa-
ther.
D.C. iz the place ya ought ta be,
so pack the Cheneys and go ta
Iraqi.
Saddam that iz, pipelines, and
we'll liberate thee.
Now the rest of the story goes
something like this,
invade Iraq and we'll be in total
bliss.
Some people will ask, what
about bin Laden,


but we need a lot more oil, so
ta heck with all of them.
So pack up Haliburton and the
Saudi families,
besides that, ol' Saddam has
WMDees.
I've been re-elected now, I
want that ol' Iran,
I will take the whole Mid-East,
don't they understand?
So now it's time to say good-
bye to all of our allies,
their all a bunch a wimps, and
we are not the bad guys..
We have got to have more oil
for our trucks, and SUVees,
and I am a man of God with all
that mor-al-i-ty.
So remember when I ask for
more troops and a lot more
money,
it's so we'll all have more oil
that iz, black gold, Texas Tea.

J.K. Murray Ill


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
This is a 1935 picture of the Florida spillways for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades area. Do you have any old pho-
tos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Letter to the Editor


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic
young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in work-
ing towards the betterment of our community. For more information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A 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 church 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Ufestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., atthe 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 V.F.W.
Post #4423,300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited.
For more information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantle 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 information,
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 Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call 763-6510 or 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For more
information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call (863)
467-9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.



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Quote for the Day

"If A is success in life, then A equals X plus Y
plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping
your mouth shut."
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955),
Observer, Jan. 15,1950


Community Events

Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part
of their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a
group of trained volunteers who respond to local disasters
such as structure fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local citizens in a time of disaster,
please contact Andy or Candace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

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 Histori-
cal 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 avail-
able 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 Okee-
chobee County Health Department. All pregnant women are
encouraged to attend the classes. For information, or to regis-
ter 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.

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 dur-
ing 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 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

Quilt show planned
The ladies of the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church are spon-
soring a quilt show on Saturday, Jan. 8, in the Buckhead Ridge
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Door
prizes will be given.

Exotic plant program planned
A free program on exotic plants and how to control them
will be held Jan. 8 at the DuPuis Management Area 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/clm/Isd/dupin-
dex. 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 mem-
bership 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.

County spelling bee planned
The Okeechobee County spelling bee will be held on Mon-
day, Jan. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at South Elementary School. Students
from Central, Everglades, Seminole, North, South, Yearling,
Osceola and Grace Christian schools will be competing for the
opportunity to represent the county in West Palm Beach in
February.

Hospice to elect officers
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold its annual meeting on
Monday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m. The newly elected officers for the
board of directors will be inducted during the meeting. For
more information, 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 Cor-
ral. A special presentation is planned.


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with numerous nightly specials and delectable
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Jouth basketball
ign upsunder way
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
county Parks and Recreation's
south Basketball League will be
eld Monday through Friday from
a.m. until 5 p.m. at 309 N.W.
second St.
The cost is $25 per child.
Sign ups will end Friday, Jan.7,
005.
The league will consist of three
ge groups: 14 and under; 12 and
under; and, 10 and under.
Parents will need to present a
opy of the participant's birth cer-
ficate at time of registration. Par-
cipant's age as of March 15,
005, determines the age group.
Games are played locally -
rimarily at the Yearling Middle
school gym and are scheduled
) begin Saturday, Jan. 22. Spon-
)rs, coaches and volunteers are
eeded.
For more information, call
63) 763-6950.

RCC will host
volleyball academy
FORT PIERCE Young
,omen ages 10-18 can learn and
nprove their volleyball game
beginning Jan, 4, 2005 at Indian
iver Community College's Vol-
yball Academy.
Under the coaching expertise
f Ron Jacobs, athletes will prac-
2e on weekday evenings from 6
ntil 9 p.m. through April at
tCC's main campus gymnasium.
Eight teams are desired for the
AU sanctioned league and
ames will be played on Satur-
ays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
locations for practices and
ames will be determined by
layers registered for the acade-
ly.
The instruction fee is $275. A
30 club and equipment fee and a
12 AAU membership fee is due
'hen registering. Monthly acade-
iy payments may be arranged.


The main campus is located at
3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce.,
For more information on
improving on the volleyball acad-
emy, call coach Jacobs at (772)
462-7763, or by e-mail at rja-
cobs@ircc.edu.

OCA to host
fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association (OCA) 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 (863) 467-0541.

BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be safe
light until 3 p.m. The tournament
will be fished out of the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of 100
boats, first place will pay $3,000;
second place $1,500; third place
$750; fourth place $500 and fifth
place $250. There will also be a
biggest fish award of $1,000, also
based on a 100 boat field. A small-
er field will result in lower, prorat-
ed payouts with 60 percent of the
entry fees being returned as prize
money.
'Advance registration closes on
Jan. 26. Entries will be taken on
the morning -of the tournament,
but must be paid in cash only.
For more information, contact
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-
4663, ext. 1820.


OCRA sign ups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will be starting soon
and baseball and softball sign-ups
will be held at Teen Town on Satur-
day, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. Registrations will also be held
Feb. 5, 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie -
7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10
years old; Majors- 11 and 12 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings- 7 and
8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10 years
old; Ponytails- 11 and 12 years old;
Belles- 13, 14 and 15 years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July 31,
2004, for baseball and May 31,
2004, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer to help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at
(863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
O.C.R.A. website at
222.chobee.com or contact
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 Bassmas-
ter Casting Kid's Championship for
a share of over $20,000 in scholar-
ships.
Additionally, 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 parent or guardian must
accompany the child.

Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos & Helton, PA. will
host their second annual OHS ten-
nis team adult tennis fundraiser.
The event is open to any adult and
consists of "A"' and "B" levels in
doubles men and women and
mixed doubles.
Entry fees are $30 for each dou-
bles entry. All entrants will receive
an event T-shirt along with a barbe-
cue chicken dinner that will
include chicken, baked beans,
coleslaw and drink on the first day
of the event. Dinner tickets can also
be purchased from members of
the OHS tennis team.
The fundraising event will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sun-
day, Jan. 30, at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
For an entry form or more infor-
mation stop by Costopoulos & Hel-
ton PA., 195 S.W.28th Street. Or,
call their office at (863) 763-1120;
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518; or
Daryl Roehm at (863) 467-6011 or
(863) 462-5235. If there is no
answer, leave a message and your
call will be returned.
All proceeds from the tourna-
ment will go to the Okeechobee
High School tennis teams.


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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Okeechobee
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Okeechobee



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Okeechobee
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467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
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5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Community Events


Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce monthly Coffee Klatch
will be hosted by the March of Dimes on Jan. 20 at Harbor Federal,
2801 U.S. 441 S. starting at 8 a.m. All Chamber members and their
guests are invited to the business social. Refreshments will be served.
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.
Women's business luncheon planned
There will be a women's business luncheon on Friday, Jan. 21, at
the Clock Restaurant. Networking will begin 11:30 a.m. and lunch will
be at noon. Please invite a friend or someone with whom you do busi-
ness. Remember to bring flyers and brochures about your business


and if you choose, a gift to give away. For more information, call (800) Gun safety class offered
9Q9-8878


Contractors host fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors Association will hold their third annu-
al fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe daylight until 3
p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp, across from Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground 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.


The Chamber of Commerce will host a civilian defensive 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.
Free memory screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss screenings will be held at the Visiting
Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. (VNA), from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The VNA is located at 208 S.E. Park St. in Okeechobee. The screenings
are being offered by the Alzheimer's Association and the Memory Dis-
order Center at St. Mary's Hospital. For more information call Donna
True, licensed clinical social worker, at (800) 861-7826, or (772) 344-
6047. Please call (800) 861-7826 for an appointment.
Concert at First Baptist Church
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will present Janet
Fulford in concert at the First Baptist Church on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. Ms.
Fulford is the daughter of Wayne and Ruth Fulford, and is a former resi-
dent of Okeechobee now living 'in Palm Beach County. She was the
pianist at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Tickets are $5 and
will be sold at the door, or can be purchased from OREA members.


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763-1187
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Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
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(in new Winn Dixie Plaza)


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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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(863) 763-0297
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Repairs
(863) 467-7729
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Lawn Care Tree Trimming
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(863) 634-4221
Nextel: 161 *35 15511
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2768 Hwy. 710
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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours



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Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
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Frl.& SaL. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 5, 2005


10 LIFESTYLES


OCT to hold auditi


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT) goes back to its
roots this spring for a new, old-
fashioned comedy.
The theatre company will pres-
ent the funny but heart-warming
hit play, "Over the River and
Through the Woods" by Joseph
DiPietro.
Open auditions will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 6,at 7 p.m. in the
auditorium at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, on Southwest
Second Avenue at Seventh Street,
behind Golden Corral Restaurant.
No prepared material is necessary.
There are parts available for six
adults a male in his late 20s or
early 30s, a female in her late 20s
- and four senior adults two


men and two women in their 70s.
People interested in auditioning
are reminded that these are the
ages of the characters, not the per-
formers.
Proper costuming and make-
up can go a long way toward mak-
ing the cast fit the part.
No one should eliminate them-
selves from consideration just
because they don't feel they meet
this criteria. There is also a need
for people to fill positions back-
stage, including set construction,
costuming, make-up, stage crew,
ushering, concession sales and
more.
Anyone interested in helping in
these areas should also attend one
of the two audition sessions, or


ons for production
call Ron or Jacque Hayes at (863) love with her and decide to stay.
763-1307. lust when the play appears to be
"Over the River and Through heading toward a predictable con-
the Woods" is the story of a young clusion, it takes a surprising turn
man in New York City whose par- that tugs at the heartstrings.
ents have moved to Florida. HI e The play will be performed in
manages to maintain his family early March, and tickets will go on
ties by having Sunday dinner with sale in February.
both sets of grandparents each The Okeechobee Community
Sunday. Theatre, now in its 26th year, is an
When he receives an offer of a all-volunteer organization of peo-
dream job in Seattle, he is unsure pie who enjoy producing Broad-
how the grandparents will react to way-style musicals, comedies and
the news. In an attempt to keep dramas for local audiences.
him from leaving, they pull out the There is no prior experience
heavy artillery in the form of a necessary.
beautiful and charming young The organization is a member
lady. of the Florida TheatreConference,
The grandparents are con- and the American Association of
vinced that he will fall madly in Community Theatre.

Birth


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Congratulations to Central Ele-
mentary School for collecting
8,126 pounds of food for the 2004
Food for Families Drive. This total
put them ahead once again in the
annual race among local schools
for the highest amount collected.
This past year represents the
18th year the Okeechobee Com-
munity has participated in the
drive.
Heartfelt thanks to all the
schools and organizations that
helped make this one of our best
years ever: Jaycees, Yearling Mid-
dle School, New Endeavor High
School, South Elementary, Ever-
glades Elementary, Publix, Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus, Osce-


ola Middle School, Central Ele-
mentary, North Elementary, Semi-
nole Elementary and Raulerson
Hospital.
How has the community
responded since that first drive in
1987 when we collected a total of
3,350 pounds? For 2004, a grand
total of 17,890 pounds was col-
lected.
Raulerson Hospital is the distri-
bution warehouse for Okee-
chobee County. A special thanks
to hospital employees who
weighed food and distributed out
to 14 non-profit agencies and/or
food pantries which serve the
needs of our youth and adult pop-
ulation of Okeechobee County.


Courtesy photo/Raulerson Hospital
Young carolers
Peace Lutheran Church pre-schoolers were busily carol-
ing throughout Raulerson Hospital the week before
Christmas to the delight of patients, staff and visitors.


Courtesy photo/Raulerson Hospital
Hospital tour
Dr. Reinoso, emergency room physician, spoke to the
students from Cornerstone Home School about emer-
gency medicine and medicine as a career choice recent-
ly as they toured the emergency room and other areas at
Raulerson Hospital.


Haiden Dominic
Feightner
Kenny and Laura Feightner of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Haiden Dominic.
He was born Dec. 3, 2004, at
Martin Memorial Hospital in Stu-
art.
He weighed 6-pounds, 9-
ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Haiden was welcomed home
by the D.C. Ranch family.
His maternal grandmother is
Karen Giffith of Okeechobee.


Haiden Dominic Feightner
Paternal grandmother is Tere-
sa Feightner of Fort Lauderdale.
Great-grandparents are Ron
and Eva Burk of Chekoleskee, and
Jane Welsh of Gettysburg, Pa.


Engagement


Derek Sain and Sarah Dixon


Sarah Dixon


Library hosts program andeDerek Sain


about Florida's history
The second program in the first woman mayor in the United
Okeechobee County Public States; Henry Flagler and his East
Library's Florida History and Cul- Coast Railroad; cowboy Bone
ture Series will take place on Fri- Mizel; and, the legendary Great
day, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. as story- Florida Alligator Conjure Man. '
teller/singer/writer, Judy Gail, Florida songs and chants will
brings her program "Florida's weave these stories together in a
Past: True and Tall Tales", to the program that will be entertaining
library, and educational for all.
lMs. Gail performs in many
Ms. Gail will relate the history venues including schools,
of Florida in a unique way libraries, museums, hospitals, fes-
through story and song. tivals, television and various
She will tell of many coura- organizations. She is known for
geous men and women who her energy, enthusiasm, sincerity,
helped to build towns, schools, musicianship and flair for the dra-
libraries, and cities famous matic.
around the world. Many legends, If you are interested in the his-
both tall and true, are told about tory of the Sunshine State, this
these Florida pioneers. Included programisilforyou. Bringhtfhe
will be historical characters Mary evening.
Barr Munroe, founder of Royal This program is funded by the
Palm Park, later renamed Ever- Florida Humanities Council as
glades National Park; Marion part of a grant awarded to the
Newhall Horowitz O'Brien, library. As always, the program is
mayor of Moore Haven and the free and open to the public.


Residents
Bobi O'Neill
Bobi O'Neill, wife of Okee-
chobee County Emergency
Management director Gene
O'Neill, has been hospitalized
for some time first at Rauler-
son Hospital and now at a hos-
pital in Pittsburgh. She has
undergone numerous surgeries.
An account to help with
medical expenses has been
opened in the name of Gene
O'Neill at Bank of America.
Donations can be received at


need help
the bank, 205 N. Parrott Ave., or
at the emergency management
center, 499 N.W Fifth Ave.
Crispin Tolentino
Hernandez
A benefit account has been
established at the Big Lake
National Bank, 1409 South Par-
rott Avenue, for Crispin Tolenti-
no Hernandez.
For more information, call
(863) 467-4663.


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the engagement of their daughter
Sarah Dixon to Derek Sain.
Derek is the son of Gary and
Linda Sain of Okeechobee.


Sarah graduated from Okee-
chobee High School and the Uni-
versity of Florida. She is currently
employed at the Gainesville Sun.
Gary graduated from Okee-
chobee High School and Florida
State University.
The wedding will take place
on Jan. 22, 2005, at the Sweetwa-
ter Branch Inn in Gainesville.


Anniversary


Danny and
Betty Bohannan
Danny and Betty Bohannan
of Okeechobee will celebrate
their 10th anniversary on Jan. 5,
2005.
They were married on Jan. 5,
1995, by Mr. Bob Spaulding in


Okeechobee.
Their children are: Danny
Bohannan, Jr., Aticus and Colby
Bohannan all of Okeechobee.
A celebration in their honor
will be held on Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at
Basinger Civic Center. The event
will be hosted by Danny, Aticus
and Colby.


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Plaques of appreciation
Representatives from Raulerson Hospital, (left to right)
Brian Melear, chief nursing officer, and Cindy Kinser,
case management director, paid a visit recently to Blake
Medical Center in Bradenton, St. Anthony's Hospital in
St. Petersburg, Largo Medical Center in Largo, and West
Coast'Southern Medical Services to present plaques of
appreciation for their assistance in evacuation of Rauler-
son's patients during Hurricane Frances. "As the threat of
the hurricane approached, the evacuation process was
made so much easier by the cooperation of these health-
care facilities and we thank them," said Robert Lee, CEO
at Raulerson.




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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 31,
through Thursday, Jan. 6, are as
follows:
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 III "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 at 2, 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
Ad Litem program
-needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
'have as little as two hours per
,week, then you can help. Guardian
.Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
,,speak up for these children. Train-
ming for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
"'Martin and Okeechobee counties.
-Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
..gram at (772) 785-5804, for more
information and an application.
Just two hours of your time each
week will make a difference in the
lives of these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
.foster children a normal family life
*with nutritious meals, good daily
:care and a stimulating environ-
:ment. Foster parents may be mar-
,ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
.are caring individuals who under-
:stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-800-403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
-Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
,nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
-assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For more information call
(863) 467-3085.
EYDC is in
,need of volunteers
-Volunteers do make a differ-
,ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation aides
and assistance in developing a
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
;make a difference? If so, please
*contact Rick Hargraves at EYDC,
'7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174,
ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public


Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Librry. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at www.heartlineweb.org/
oke and choose the link to the
Online Book Club. Simply follow
the directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from popu-
lar books in your daily e-mail. After
,you have read two or three chap-
ters from a book, you will begin
receiving chapters from a new one.
Each Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
,service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
-mail address and five minutes a
:day to sample the wonderful world I
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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-
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CAT pure light orange. Ap-
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Call (863)675-3256.

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

SIAMESE DECLAWED
Small chocolate Point Neu.
tered Male lost 12/23/04
(863)467-7517


CHURCH PEWS
4) 16' Long w/some water
damage. You Haul.
(863)697-1897 Lake Port
FLOATING DOCK 6'x12'
.with 6 55 gal. drums &
steps. (863)357-1775,
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Free to good home: 2 Tiger
w/white kittens, 41/2 mos.
old, male, wormed.
(863)946-0490
Free to good home: 9 pup-
pies, 7 wks. old ready to
go, pit bull & red nose.
(863)634-0757
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only, (863)357-0346 Tina,
call times 11 am-10 Opm.
MOBILE HOME 67'
12x45 2bd/rm must
be moved aft. 9pm
(863)983-8957

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123


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Job Information 225
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BUSY DOCTORS OFFICE
Needs LPN OR MA
please fax resume' to
(863)467-1156
CARPENTER
Finish & Rough
w/tools for
restoration & repair
Call (800)780-3535

CHEF/KITCHEN
MANAGER
Needed for new restaurant.
High. starting salary.
Fax applicatidn/resumes
to (863)763-9019.
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 SParrottAve.
Clock Restaurant
DRIWAR NEEDED Class
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endorsement, clean
driving record re-
quired EOE.
(863)763-7557,
Experienced Cook/
Dishwasher, Drug Free
Environment, mUst apply
in person at Pat's Lakeside
Cafe,.2117 Hwy 441 SE
across from Pier 2.
EXPERIENCED DRIVER
Over 21 Must know Okee-
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Pharmacy text, cashiers,
apply In person only must
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roller operators & labors
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No evenings. Small cafe'
863-763-7938, Lv. msg.

EXPERIENCED HOUSE-
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week, must have referenc-
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FINISH
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Onjy. Experienced
Need Apply.
Great wages
for right person!
Apply in person @
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5151 Kentworkth Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870

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.



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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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Must have SD or GED &
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PAINTERS w/tools for
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One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
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Positions Currently Available Include:
''eldr;, F.brn.:-.:.,r l',t.:r r \,dl Drnll:r
lob Shop H'Iper I uw-ip i,'3ter Trirjtr,-rit Tech
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
I Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


JUVENILE CORRECTION
OFFICERS NEEDED
Competitive Pay & Bonuses.
Apply in person @
Career One Stop Center
in Okeechobee, or
Call Diana Fetrow
(863)357-9922



ROAD/BRIDGE CO.
Seeking all levels of field
personnel for long term
employment.
EOE-M/F DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or
Fax (954)321-0621.


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
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Experience Required.
Pharmaceutical Services
Located At:
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Call:
(863) 357-2442 for more information

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CDA a plus and a flexible part time
employee.in the afternoons.
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Hiring Citrus Packers
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 5;0
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Cruises 590
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Firewood 605
Furniture 510
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s Games 7.30
Wanted to Buy 740




AC MOBILE HOME 3 TON
12cer 3yrs. old pd. $1700
will sacrifice for $500
(863)763-4933

AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.



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


OAK HI BACK CARVED
BED- matching dresser w/
mirror, $450. Other an-
tiques, (863)763-4982.


DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.

FREEZER- Small, 6 cubic',
good condition, $125,
(863)946-2989.


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 -Maytag Electric,
white, very seldom used,
$100, (863)612-0974.


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


WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, heavy duty, super
capacity +, $225.
(863)357-0363


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.



METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


PANELING, 4 Sheets,
Insulated, Snap & Lock.
3"Thick, 4x16' Pd. $1083.
$1000 neg. 863-357-1821
SCREEN New Enclosures. 3
rolls charcoal sun guard.
Ea. roll 72"x100' $829.57
(863)467-0336


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


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

BED, Adjustable, Twin sz.,
King Koil-A-Matic, Latex
foam mattress/vibrator.
$200 firm. 863-467-2747
COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
(863)357-1078:

DAYBED
Good mattresses
$100
(863)763-7931
DINNING ROOM TABLE
w/ 6 chairs & server.
Excellent condition. $225
(863)763-8053
DRESSER, w/full mirror,
chest of drawers, 2 nite
stands, light almond w/
gold trim, $250.
(863)447-0965

DR SUITE- table w/6chairs
Broyhill (Fontana) $400
or best offer.
(863)763-4982
ENTER CENTER- Broyhill,
(Fontana), $400 or best
offer. (863)763-4982.

La-Z-Boy Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
LOVE SEAT brown & white,
walnut trim. $30. Call
(863)763-9646.


MIM-M


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
LAB MIX, Male, 11/2 yrs. old.
Loveable & Friendly. $50
To good home only.
(863)634-2424
LOVEBIRDS, (2), with cage,
$50. (863)357-0232


POT BELLIED PIGS- male &
female, ready to go, $30
each. (863)763-4566.

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.


MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
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 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



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .
Michael Thumond's 6-wk.
body makeover, NIB sup-
port videos, $125
863)467-1891



4 LIGHT CHANDELIER
Large 3 way lamp
All for $25.
(863)467-1032
KITCHEN CABINETS-
Mahogany, Formica,
Top and Bottom,
$150, (863)467-3645.
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ELECTRIC SCOOTER
used 1 time
$2500
(863)763-9135


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
DRUM SET- 6pc, all wood
finish, excellent condition,
all accessories, $250 neg.
(239)410-8799 Iv msg.



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


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


Apt., Located just 12 mi.
North of Okee., 2BR/1BA,
$435/mo., 1st & sec.,
No Pets. (863)467-1717.


HOT TUB Hydro Spa tub w/
7 digital system 71/2
square w/4 seats $2500
(863)634-7448
SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)397-3529.



FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.



PONTOON Boat trl. 18-22"
Galvanized Boxed con-
struction, Single Axle,
$995 (863)467-8629



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



TV (2)
Philco 29", Sanyo 32"
colored w/remote. $350 or
will sep. (863)763-9135
TV VCR-COLOR w/remote
RCA13" & toshiba 19" w/
remote $175
(863)467-1891


AIR COMPRESSOR
14 hp Kohler Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
(863)357-2816
DREMEL SCROLL SAW
with stand
Never been used $150
(863)467-2557

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PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED BUY Propane gas/
electric refrigerator for
camper please call
(863)467-2423 after 5pm


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 715
Farm Produce 821'
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies "
Services Wanted 80
Fertilizer 8.35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 3-15
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants
Flowers 865



HORSES 2 Mare's Incl.
Cackle, Tamed, VI
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 lOyr
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



YARDMAN ZERO-TURN Ra-
dius 42" riding lawn mow-
er, runs good $950 or
trade (863)697-9704.


Rentals


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.comn


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


BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764


HALF ACRE Spot in the Sun.
$25,000 or best offer
(863)763-6930 or
(772)284-1780


SEASONAL
1/1 Park Model
Lake & golf access
763-7623



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


OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
1BR & 3BR, 2BA
weekly, seasonal, yearly
(863)824-8718


OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, 2 BA,
doublewide on Taylor
Creek Isles, furnished w/
family rm & boat dock, No
pets, Seasonal or
?,(954)587-2644 or 260-
1933 1st & last + securi-
ty.




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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale r005
Commercial
Property Sale (011"
Condos'
Townhouses Sale '1i5
Farms Sale 11020
Houses Sale '1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale iOAi
Lots Sale '045
Open House fi'-lO
Out of State -
Property Sale "f055
Property Inspection I O0
Real Estate Wanted 11765
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 107i.
Waterfront Propertylo0(


CBS House for sale- 3BR,
2BA, large master suite w/
french doors out to 34'
patio, open floor plan w/
french doors off LR to pat-
io, all apple incld, gas stove
& hot water heater & dryer,
1600 sq ft living space w/
oversized 2 car garage, 1
mi from 710 & 70, 1 block
from elem school, 1 yr old,
no damage w/hurricanes,
$214,900, Call Dee at
863)467-7751 or
863)447-0496 for walk
Inrougr Open House Jan
8th, 9am-1pm.


New 3BR/2BA CBS 1100
sq. ft. home on 1/4 acre,
apple's incl., $120,000.
863-763-8613/634-0151.


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


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


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 Intruder, '98, fully
dressed, exc. cond.,
$6500. (863)467-9766 aft
6 pm
YAMAHA VIRAGO
1997, 535cc, exc cond,
kept inside, $2500,
(863)946-0307.


RV TRL. 24' Yellowstone,
Sleeps 6 fair cond. $1700
or best offer (863)824-
0455


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. MUST SEE BEAUTI-
FUL & COLORFUL FALL
FOLIAGE. WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy cherokeemoun-
tainrealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.


Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.



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 0'3
Mobile Home Parts 2rl10
Mobile Homes Rent 2015'
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



Nice 3BR/1.5BA,
$500/month. $500 deposit
No pets. 863-763-6232.

OKEECHOBEE- 3BR 2BA,
AC, W/D, 10 acres of land,
paved road, $895, 1st, Ist,
Sec Dep. (863)610-1171.



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 appt..
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



Boats 3005
Campers RVs j310
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 0)2
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 0A5


BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
Motor & Trailer.
$2500 (239)784-9118
FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


CAMPER, '95- Dutchman,
needs new home, in adult
fishing camp, $7000
(863)357-2633.





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






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for your confidential pre-approval
Toll Free 1-866-217-2800

AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


lAutomobiles 470075 1


BUICK REGAL-
'86, runs good,$800,
(239)348-9399.


CAPRIS WAGON- '99, w/
350 Olds v8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.
DODGE RAM-
'86, 4X4, runs good,
$1500,
(239)348-9399.


Automobiles


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4 010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4CA0
Parts Repairs 4(.45
Pickup Trucks 4C50
Sport Utility 46'55
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4C65
Vans 4C70

AAA Rated Donation. DO-
NATE YOUR CAR, Boat or
Real Estate. IRS Tax De-
ductible Free Pick-Up/
Tow Any Model/ Condi-
tion. Help Underprivileged
Children (800)598-9211
Outreachcenter.org.


FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.



FORD MUSTANG 2001
BIk. 5 spd. 70k mi. $3300
Won't last, call now!
(863)634-3451

FORD SHO-'97, Black, 4dr,
V8, auto, A/C, CD, runs
great, $8500, or best offer,
(863)634-1181.

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.hltml or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Toyota Corolla, '92, 4dr,
auto, 30 miles to the gal.,
looks & runs exc. $1000.
772-461-9536


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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.,
Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm
FIBERGLASS TOPPER
White, Exc. cond. Fits Newer
Ford 6/2 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

'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.


CAR HAULER
dual axle 16-6
$1000
(863)983-6639


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


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6. Auto..
A/C, C/D. Good cond
$3000. 863-467-1530

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Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2004 22
Okri:hoi)ie Ctounty heiicby lequjists PROPOSALS from qualified bidders
ship IS I P )logi "al
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednes-
day, January 19. 2005 and devefed od mail ed to' Mr George Long,
Couil Ad mis ,liir, .304 NW 2nd Street. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the
Country i/ il not assume any responsibility for mail being received on
time) Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be
0e cned 0l conesidtied
Pposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked
State i ,., 11 1 P Progam #1 and#2. All
bids I t ',I "Public Entity Crime Report,"
Proof of Isurance, Licenses and the "Vendor Drug Free Work Place"
loIl Foims must be fully executed by the iesponder and returned with
the hid package
,, ,, .. .... .. .. 763 -6731
,,, ', "1 ... .. .. ,1. ,,l.c.d from the
S H itP Admniustrator loc. '' Okeechobee.
Bids will be opened at 3 0! ... i : e County Ad-
n111istrato 's Ofice, at tle h


bid.


Oppoilunty Employei acively seekinij Minorty .. ..
and plorooles Fail HOLS1ipg,
Jonli W Aliney, Si Chairmian
Oketchobee Couiity ComilmissiOn
5/15:30 ON 1/5/05


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