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Vol. 96 No. 7 Friday, January 7, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs
OCPD isnot
seeking donations
The Okeechobee Police
Department (OCPD) has
learned that an unknown per-
son has been calling residents
in the Okeechobee area, identi-
fying themselves as a represen-
tative of the Okeechobee City
Police Department and then
soliciting monetary donations.
The Okeechobee City Police
Department is not soliciting
money from anyone by tele-
phone or any other means.
If anyone gets one of these
calls and obtains a telephone
number through *69, caller ID
or a recorded message from
this person do note erase the
message please contact
OCPD Detective 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 forward-
ed and they will be returned to
the county office.
Inside
Storm moves
across Plains
A deadly storm carrying
freezing rain and snow
marched across the Plains and
into New England on Thursday,
knocking out power to hun-
dreds of thousands, causing
trouble with runaway barges
and forcing snowplows into,
round-i-rhec-cliK dusi
The snow and ice com-
bined with fears of flooding to
close hundreds of schools
along the storm's path, some
for the third consecutive day,
and high water stranded about
10 families in Ohio.
Bad weather was blamed in
at least 16 deaths this week,
including three people clearing
snow.
Almost 10 inches of snow
fell on O'Hare International Air-
port, canceling 300 flights
Thursday, on top of 1,000
flights grounded a day earlier,
said Kristen Cabanban, spokes-
woman for the Chicago
Department of Aviation.
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Drought Index
Current: 444
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In spite of all the destruction
and loss locally due to two hurri-
canes, Okeechobee students are
proving they have concern for
those who have lost homes on
the far side of the world.
There is a movement current-
ly under way among Okee-
chobee students to raise funds
for Tsunami victims.
Okeechobee County schools
are following the lead of St. Lucie
County Schools, which have set
a goal of $40,000 that would
amount to $1 for every teacher,
staff member and student in the
St. Lucie system. Okeechobee
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goal in Okeechobee would
translate to somewhere around
$9,000 to $10,000.
The local school effort is
headed up by OHS. Funds raised
at the other schools will be sent
to the high school and deposited
in an internal account. Mr. Kirsch
stated that all funds collected will
be sent to the most appropriate
relief agency, unless a particular
school designates another
agency.
Okeechobee County Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Pat
Cooper first suggested the
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Woman poisoned
boss, says jury
FORT LAUDERDALE -A Miami
woman was found guilty Wednes-
day of poisoning her boss by putting
rat poison into his soda can.
Femesha Foster, 37, was caught
on a hidden camera dropping the
toxic mix into Mark Caruso's drink
in 2000. The pair were co-workers
at a Wal-Mart store in Pembroke
Pines.
She said was only trying to force
Caruso to go home sick, because
she had recently discovered that he
knew she had written checks from
his account. Caruso was taken to
an emergency room, where he
was treated and released.
Foster's sentencing is sched-
uled for Jan. 20. She faces up to 30
years in prison on the jury convic-
tion.
Police chief
ticketed in wreck
TAMPA Police Chief Stephen
Hogue was ticketed Wednesday,
blamed for causing a four-car
wreck on an entrance ramp to
Interstate 75.
"I feel terrible," Hogue said. "It
was completely my fault."
The chief said he was on his
way to work and looked over his
shoulder while trying to merge
onto the interstate in his city-
issued, 1999 Ford Crown Victoria.
While he was looking, the traffic
ahead of him stopped.
Maj. Jane Castor said Hogue got
the $120 ticket for following too
closely. Besides the fine, he faces
four points on his driver's license
unless he attends traffic school,
Castor said.
Hogue was cited for careless
driving in November for scraping a
pole while parking a car.
He told the officer to give him a
ticket in that case, which cost
$117.15 but no points.
Man's prison
sentence tossed
MIAMI A judge tossed out
the life sentence of a man who
spent 11 years behind bars for a
violent home invasion robbery
before a prison inmate confessed
to the crime.
Circuit Judge Jose M. Rodriguez
on Wednesday set a tentative date
of Feb. 14 for a new trial for Sergio
Radillo Jr., 35, who was convicted
in 1993 on charges he and two
other men committed the 1993
robbery in south Miami-Dade.
The judge threw out the sen-
tence and jury verdict after prison
inmate Orlando Borges, 42, told
authorities that he committed the
robbery and Radillo was not pres-
ent during the crime. Borges was
offered immunity in the case in
exchange for his statement.
Prosecutors would not say
whether they will pursue a new
trial for Radillo.
Radillo's previous convictions
include one for third-degree mur-
der and another for assault on a
police officer.
Trooper delivers
baby at rest stop
JASPER A Florida Highway
Patrol trooper helped a Georgia
woman give birth to a son in a Flori-
. daWelcome Center parking lot.
Cpl. Phil Sumner was
approached at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday
by someone who told him a
woman was in labor at the wel-
come center on Interstate 75, Lt.
Mike Burroughs said.
Sumner instructed bystanders
to call, 9-1-1, but Selena E. Carter,
22, of Valdosta, Ga., told Sumner
that she couldn't wait for an ambu-
lance, Burroughs said.
It was the first time in his 16
years on the job that Sumner had
delivered a baby, but it was Carter's
fourth child.
The baby boy was named T.J.
Carter and both mother and baby
were .transported to South Georgia
Medical Center in good health, Bur-
roughs said.
The baby's father serves in the
U.S. Army. The center is about
eight miles south of the Georgia
border.
276 manatees died
in state last year
ST. PETERSBURG A total of
276 manatees died in Florida
waters last year, marking the 10th
consecutive year that that more
than 200 of the slow-moving sea
creatures perished in the state, pre-
liminary numbers showed.
The 2004 manatee mortality
rate seems to be an improvement


over the 380 reported dead in 2003,
but the weather conditions last
year may have. prevented many
more of the dead animals from
being counted, said Ken Arrison, a
biologist with the state's Marine
Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory.
Another factor that makes last
year's number deceptively low
was a prolonged outbreak of red
tide blamed-for 96 deaths in 2003,
officials said. Only four deaths
were attributed to red tide last year.
Brevard County led with 65
manatee deaths last year, followed
by Lee County with 51, statistics
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An Okeechobee man was air-
lifted to St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach following a New
Year's Day traffic accident on S.E.
28th St., states an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
accident report.
The report states Gerald
Edward Acheson, S.E. 13th St., was
operating a 1989 Yamaha motorcy-
cle when it collided with a 1997
GMC pickup truck. The truck, oper-
ated by Blanche M. Jay of Bradford,
Pa., was leaving the Trading Post
Flea Market via its exit onto S.E.
28th St.
Mrs. Blanche, 66, was taken to
Raulerson Hospital with unspeci-
fied but non-incapacitating
injuries, stated the report.
The report by OCSO Deputy
Michael Hazellief states Mr. Ache-
son, 39, had turned onto S.E. 28th
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pals. Mr. Kirsch said the response
among his students was "over-
whelminglyyes."
Other responses included "How
do we start? and "What do we have
to do?"
Mr. Kirsch stated that his stu-
dents said that even with hurricane
problems they had the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA). They said the tsunami vic-
tims did not have FEMA or blue
roofs.
The principal said he was very
proud of his students' response.
He said the OHS Student Coun-
cil was going to meet to organize
the fund raising activities. Several
ideas have been suggested for
fundraising at OHS. Since the dead-
line for fundraising will be Valen-
tine's Day, it was suggested that stu-
dents pay to guess the number of
. heart-shaped candies in a jar. The
winner would receive the jar of
candies.
Another idea was for the win-
ner/loser of a fundraising contest to


Acheson accelerated so rapidly
that the front wheel of the motorcy-
cle came off the ground.
The deputy's report goes on to
say as Mrs. Jay was pulling out of
the driveway, another vehicle was
turning onto the driveway to enter
the flea market. The third vehicle,
said the report, obstructed the view
of Mrs. Jay.
Dep. Hazellief said Mrs. Jay
pulled out in front of the motorcy-
cle and Mr. Acheson could not stop
in time to avoid the collision. The
accident report states that the
driveway is 300 feet east of the
intersection of S.E. 28th St. and U.S.
441 S.
The deputy's report states that
Mrs. Jay was issued a citation for
violation of right-of-way. Mr. Ache-
son was cited for no valid driver's
license, driving while license sus-
pended and careless driving, added
Dep. Hazellief's report.


kiss Bubba, the school's Brahma
bull mascot.
Although it is too early for some
of the other Okeechobee schools
to have definite plans, all of the
schools are planning to participate
in the fundraising drive to some
degree.
At North Elementary School,
Principal Debbie Lundy said that
her students want their money to
go to a charity that will help chil-
dren. One of the fundraising ideas
at North is called one for one -
one student will give $1, or one
penny or one nickel to help one
tsunami victim. Ms. Lundy added
that they are planning to place milk
jugs in each classroom for the col-
lection of money.
At South Elementary School,
the student council will be han-
dling fundraising efforts.
Andy Brewer, newly appointed
principal at New Endeavor High
School, said he is looking for some-
one to spearhead fundraising for
his school.
Any citizens wishing to con-
tribute to the relief efforts can make
out a check to Okeechobee High
School for the Tsunami Relief Fund.


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Fire Calls


Arrest Reports


Okeechobee City
Fire Department
Jan.1
Automobile accident, Main
intersection
There were no injuries.
Jan. 2
Structure fire, Oak Lake Villas
Firefighters assisted fire/rescue
with extinguishment of two apart-
ments.
Standby, Raulerson Hospital
Firefighters responded to an
aircraft standby.
Medical, S.E. Park St.
Firefighters helped with trans-
port.
Jan. 3
Medical, S.E. Fifth St.
An infant was having seizures.
The mother and infant were taken
to the hospital by ambulance.
Jan. 4
Medical (person passing out),
N.W Third St.
Firefighters assisted fire/rescue
with preparing a patient for trans-


port to Raulerson Hospital.
Automobile accident with
injuries, U.S. 441 N. and 12th St.
Firefighters assisted fire/rescue
with occupants of vehicles.
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-'
cue
Jan. 1
Motorcycle versus passenger
vehicle, Charles Harvey
The fire crew assisted the EMS
crew with patients. The fire crew
also set up a landing zone for
Lifestar.
Automobile accident with
injuries, S.R. 70 W. and 67th Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with triaging the
patients.
Brush fire, N.W. 248th St.
Approximately an acre was on
fire. The fire was extinguished.
The scene was turned over to the
Division of Forestry.
Jan. 2
Structure fire, S.W. 28th St.
Fire/Rescue found heavy
smoke and fire in two of the four,
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10,000 to 15,000 gallons of water
were used to extinguished the
fire. The state fire marshal was at
the scene.
Jan. 3
Medical, N.W. 168th
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with a cardiac arrest.
Single vehicle rollover, Florida
Turnpike
The call was canceled by FHP.
Single vehicle accident, Florida
Turnpike
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with both patients. Lifes-
tar flew one patient to St. Mary's
Hospital. Another patient was
taken to Raulerson Hospital.
Jan. 4
Grass fire, Loften Road
Four acres were on fire. The
fire was extinguished. The scene
was turned over to Division of
Forestry.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.E.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical unit with an automobile acci-
dent.


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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Lorenzo Gutierrez Chavero,
24, of U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee
was arrested on Dec. 23 and
charged with aggravated battery.
Bond was set at $25,000.
Donald Sweeting, 39, of N.E.
4th St. was arrested on Dec. 26 and
charged with possession of mari-
juana in excess of 20 grams. Bond
was set at $1,000.
Hector Estrada of S.W. 10th St.
in Okeechobee was arrested on
Dec. 23 and charged with aggravat-
ed battery. Bond was set at $5,000.
Juan Carlos Oxlaj, 20, of S.W.
10th St. in-Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on Dec. 23 and charged with
aggravated battery and possession
of marijuana. Bond was set at
$5,500.
Santiago Hernandez, 34, of
N.W. 47th Terr. was arrested on
Dec. 23 and charged with carrying
a concealed weapon, grand theft -
firearm.and breech of peace. Bond
was set at $10,250.
-Joseph Paul Temple, 43, of U.S.
441 S.E. was arrested on Dec. 24
and charged with possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at $2,500.
Jeremy Wayne Rhymes, 29, of
N.W 33rd Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Dec. 27 and charged
with DUI. Bond was set at $500.
James Vanover, 36, of N.W
80th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Dec. 27 and charged
with violation of probation grand
theft, violation of probation ct. 1
burglary and violation of probation
- ct. 2 grand theft. Vanover was
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants. No bond was set.
Jeanette Monahan, 35, of Kea-
nensville was arrested on Dec. 27
and charged with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine and
failure to appear violation of proba-
tion purchase a controlled sub-
stance cocaine. Monahan was
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants. No bond was set.
Don Stewart, 52, of N.E. 64th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrested


on Dec. 27 and charged with viola-
tion of probation DUI and viola-
tion of probation no valid driver's
license. Stewart was arrested on
Okeechobee County warrants. No
bond was set.
Ronald Thompson, 28, of Port
St. Lucie was arrested on Dec. 27
and charged with violation of pro-
bation grand theft. No bond was
set.
Kenneth Fuller, 52, of S.E. 57th-
Dr. in Okeechobee was arrested on
Dec. 22 and charged with violation
of probation DUI. Fuller was
released on his own recognizance.
James William King, 55, of
N.W 43rd Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Dec. 26 and charged
with DUI. Bond was set at $500.
Troy Thomas Tuten, 61, of S.W
18th Ct. was arrested on Dec. 23
and charged with DUI and leaving


the scene with property damage.
Clifford Scott Woodard, 23, of
Indiana was arrested on Dec. 22
and charged with failure to appear
obtain a controlled substance by
fraud, failure to appear posses-
sion of a controlled substance with-
out a valid prescription and failure
to appear possession of drug
paraphernalia. No bond was set.
Estevan Lomberas, 27, of N.W
-35th St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on Dec. 22 and charged with flee
elude a law enforcement officer fail
to stop. Bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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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.

Republicans
"Well I hope all you Republicans are happy, look at all of the
troops we are losing, and we are losing more every day. Things
are getting worse in Iraq thanks to our dear beloved President
Bush. And now, he is trying to ruin Social Security. He's going to
lose everything that our country has worked for all these years -
thanks to you Republicans. I hope you are happy."
Insurance
"As usual President Bush is going backwards at things. Why
should insurance make obscene profits cap the premiums they
charge, not the damages people can collect."
Speak Out Calls
"I would like know why, when a person calls in, exactly what
they say isn't printed? Sometimes some of what they have said is
left out. I called a couple of weeks ago with the same question
and it wasn't printed. Now I realize all articles aren't printed. Is
that true that you don't print all articles? And if you don't how can
people get a true idea of what everyone might think? It is slanted if
we don't hear everything people have to say." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. No, we don't print all calls and there are a
number of reasons why we don't. You say you called in with a
question, it could be we are still trying to find an answer. Although
we try to answer every question we can, there are those times
when it can't be done immediately. As for your reference to items
being 'slanted', we cannot print every call we get. As it states in the
box at the beginning of this column we reserve the right to edit
calls for brevity, relevance, clarity and fairness.)



Community Events

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.

Church youth hosts yard sale
Youth from the Okeechobee Church of God will have a yard
sale on Jan. 8, starting at 8 a.m. in the church parking lot at 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. Proceeds from this yard sale will be used for
the youth to go to a retreat in Orlando.

Talk show looks back at '04
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 8, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Joe
Crankshaw, news columnist with Scripps Treasure Coast
Newspapers. The topic will be a look back at the good, the bad
and the ugly of 2004, and a look forward to the new year. For
more information, call Joe Crankshaw at (772) 221-4181 or e-
mail Joe.Crankshaw@scripps.com.

Quilt show planned
The ladies of the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church are spon-
soring a quilt show on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until 2'
p.m. in the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Everyone is welcome. Door prizes will be given away.

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/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 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.



Crime Prevention Tip

Mark your property with your driver's license number, and
photograph or videotape smaller items like jewelry.





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Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Wanda Kubitz at
(863) 357-3775, or Lisa Tatro at (863) 357-1197.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For more information, call Fran at
382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m., Church of Our Saviour. This
is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m., Church of Our Saviour. This is an
open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join
us. Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; person-
al issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse;
plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340
or (863) 357-6248 for information.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office
at (863) 763-6469.

Sunday
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
,at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and guest are invit-
ed. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library. This meeting is open to any-
one interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is
$10 per person, and $12 for a family. For more information, call Eve
at (863) 467-2674, or visit the web at: http://www.rootsweb.com/-
flgso.

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For more information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at 1404 S.W Second Ave. for
community Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa
Brown at (863) 467-1112.
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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For more infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For more information, call (863)
763-5887 or (863) 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 information,
call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
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.



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'A positive attitude may not solve all your
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to make it worth the effort."
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Community Events

County spelling bee planned
The Okeechobee County spelling bee will be held on Monday,
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 opportuni-
ty to represent the county in West Palm Beach in February.
Hospice to elect officers
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold its annual meeting on Mon-
day, Jan. 10, 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 Jan. 12 beginning at noon at the Golden Corral. A special
presentation is planned.
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 Okee-
chobee County Library. She will tell 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.
Church hosting yard sale
The Lakeport Christian Church is having a yard sale on Jan. 14
and 15 starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 1650 E. S.R. 78
N.W. in Lakeport. Lots of donated items will be available. Pro-
ceeds will go towards rebuilding their fellowship hall.

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 Auxil-
iary at (863) 467-3085 to make reservations.

4-H plans fundraiser barbecue
Members of the Okeechobee County 4-H club will hold a
fundraiser barbecue on Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the
Freshman Campus. You can eat in, take out or deliveries will be
available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The menu will include sliced
pork, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, cookie and a cold drink for a $6
donation. For delivery, call (863) 763-6469 in advance. Or, on the
day of the barbecue call (863) 634-3326 or (863) 634-3327.
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 expe-
rienced 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 certi-
fied instructor and then a minimum of four hours per week, from
Feb. 14 until April 15. No specific educational or career back-
ground 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.
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 Broad-
way Jan. 25; "Les Miserables" Feb. 1; Current Broadway Scene
- Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman Feb 15.

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and will
end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will be $40.
The final yearbook sale will take place in the days following the
Yearbook Jam, while supplies last. The book price for this final
sale is $45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in
October and February will be excused from class and permitted
to attend the yearbook jam (during seventh hour) at the end of
the school year. Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room
(14-10) during both lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For
the first time, parents and students may purchase yearbooks
online at www. buyayearbook.com, or through the Yearbook
Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These forms of payment will be
accessible during the October sales weeks.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting
classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. We are going to start
parenting classes in January so if you would like more informa-
tion on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please
call 763-8859.


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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 beau-
tiful old building for $6. These are available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. The ,Historical Society has reprinted the small booklet entitled
"Pictorial History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too,
is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also available at the
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 Janu-
ary 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.
Teen block party scheduled
The Communities in Schools will host their hext teen block party on
Jan. 28 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W Sixth Ave., from 7 until 11
p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This block party is for middle school
students only. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
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 information,
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 Depart-
ment 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 informa-
tion, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.
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 Thurs-
day, 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 business.
Remember to bring flyers and brochures about your business and if you
choose, a gift to give away. For more information, call (800) 299-8878.
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 infor-
mation 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 civilian defensive gun safe-
ty 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 field 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 res-
ident 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.
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 parent
or guardian must accompany the child.


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Tsunami Relief


Benefit Festival-
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, Black Diamond Strings and Marty Raybon request the assistance of all bluegrass
fans, bands, promoters, and festivals in raising contributions for the relief efforts of the recent Tsunami.
We are changing our Indian Mound Bluegrass Festival to the Bluegrass Music Tsunami Relief Benefit Festival.
100% OF THE PROFITS FROM THE FESTIVAL WILL GO TO THE RELIEF EFFORTS.

We Invite the entire bluegrass industry to help us in our efforts. Bluegrass fans, bands,
promoters, and festivals can help make a difference in the relief efforts by making contributions .
to our special relief fund: Tsunami Relief Fund Care of Poppy Mountain Bluegrass. And
remember that 100% of the contributions will go directly to the relief efforts. And, you don't
even have to come to the festival to contribute! Send check or money order to: Tsunami
Relief Fund Care of Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, 8030 US 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351 or
our Florida Office, 601, S.E. 8th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. yRabon
February 10 13, 2005
Okeechobee, FL at the Rodeo Grounds
FESTIVAL ADMISSIONS AND BANDS:
$40 Presale Weekly $15 Thurs. $20 Fri. $50 After Feb. 1, 2005
NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASONS BANDS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THURSDAY: Mary Raybon Cherryholmes David Parmley & Continental Divide CheirYhyotmes
Schultz Creek Florida Bluegrass Express
FRIDAY: Marty Raybon Clarence Kelly & Nu Cut Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain
* James King Band Ernie Thacker & Rt. 23 Mark Newton Schultz Creek
SATURDAY: Marty Raybon Clarence Kelly & Nu Cut James King Band Mark
Newton Williams & Clark Expedition Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain Ernie
Thacker & Route 23 White Sands Panhandle Band
SUNDAY: Ronny Reno Don Rigsby More bands to come... More Sunday bands are
to be announced. www.poppymountainbluegrass.com
If your band would like to perform please contact Poppy Mountain Bluegrass
MC's Sam Jackson and others to be announced.
For Advance Tickets send check or money order or for additional information, vin Goms
call or write (Attn: Lois) with self-addressed envelope to:
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass 8030 US 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-2277 (863) 357-2291 (863) 467-4677 1.
Email: poppymtn@mls.net www.poppymountainbluegrass.comI
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Blake Marsocci, a senior pitch-
er and second baseman for the
Okeechobee Brahman baseball
team, was recently named as a
2005 PUMA pre-season high
school All-American.
He will travel to Tempe, Ariz.,
to take part in the three-day All-
American tournament at Tempe
Diablo Stadium, which is the,
spring training facility for the Ana-
heim Angels.
PUMA utilizes Baseball Factory
and Team One Baseball to locate
the top players from across the
country when selecting their pre-
season All-Americans.
Once Marsocci arrives in Ari-
zona he will take part in an
awards ceremony before partici-
pating in a 12-team wood bat
tournament with teams broken
up by region to compete for the
All-American Tournament cham-
pionship.
All players will be videotaped
while performing at the event. To
maximize their exposure, every
college coach and Major League
scouting director will be e-mailed,
letting them know that the video
footage and scouts' summaries
from the event will be available
online.

Sports Briefs

Youth basketball
sign ups under way
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday
from 8 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, 2005.
1a The league will consist of
three age groups: 14 and under;
12 and under; and, 10 and
under.
Parents will need to present a
copy of the participant's birth
-certificate at time of registration.
,Participant's age as of March 15,
Q'2005, determines the age group.
'4 Games are played locally -
-, primarily at the Yearling Middle
School gym and are sched-
uled to begin Saturday, Jan. 22.
Sponsors, coaches and volun-
Steers are needed.
For more information, call
(863) 763-6950.
OCA to host
fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association (OCA) will hold
their third annual fishing tourna-
ment 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, con-
tact 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
tournament to benefit the March
of Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be
safe light until 3 p.m. The tour-
nament 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 smaller field will
result in lower, prorated 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 tourna-
ment, but must be paid in cash
only.
For more information, con-
tact Kathleen Shatto at (863)
467-4663, ext. 1820.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Blake Marsocci, a senior
pitcher and second baseman
for the Brahman baseball
team, was named as a Puma
pre-season All-American.
Marsocci was named to the
2004 All Treasure Lake Con-
ference team last season as
a second baseman.
Pro scouts will be covering
and instructing players at the
event. Scouts from all organiza-
tions will be invited to attend.
The top 30 players from the
event will be written up on the
Team One Baseball web site.
Baseball Factory and Team
One Baseball joined forces in
2004 and together they worked


with over 3,000 top high school
baseball players from across the
country. After several meetings
they selected 160 players and Mar-
socci was chosen as one of those
top baseball players to compete
in this event.
Marsocci hopes this nomina-
tion will help propel him to a suc-
cessful college and professional
baseball career.
"I've been playing ball for 13
years and have always wanted to
be a professional pitcher for the
Atlanta Braves. But, I'd go with
any pro team for the chance to
play in the big league," said Mar-
socci.
Marsocci is a true scholar/ath-
lete. He has a 3.7 grade point aver-
age and is in the top 30 of his
class. He has lettered in both golf
and baseball for the past three
years.
Marsocci has already been
approached by schools such as
Harvard, the University of Michi-
gan and Stetson University. At this
-time he is planning on attending
South Florida Community College
in Avon Park for the first two years
of his college career. He will be
studying pre-professional biology
which is a pre-requisite to dental
school.
He is the son of Linda and
Danny Marsocci.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Brahman senior running back Kenny Spencer was selected
as the Okeechobee News/Publix Supermarket male Athlete
of the Month for October 2004 for his achievements in foot-
ball. Assistant principal and athletic director Mike Rade-
baugh (left) congratulates Spencer (right) upon his selection.

Spencer named October's

male athlete of the month


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Kenny Spencer was named as
the Okeechobee News/Publix
Supermarket male Athlete of the
Month for October for his
achievements in football.
He is a senior running back
for the Brahmans, and posted a
900-yard rushing season. This


speedster is also a sprinter on
the Brahman track team.
Spencer would like to attend
college. The school he will
attend depends on what scholar-
ship offers he receives. Follow-
ing college, his dream is to play
in the NFL. He would also like to
become a video game designer.
. His parents are Brenda Byrd
and Kenny Spencer, Sr.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Danielle Witter is a 17-year-
old student athlete at Okee-
chobee High School, and was
recently named as the October
2004 female of the month for her
outstanding achievements on
the Brahman swimming team.
This is the second time she
has received this honor for her
swimming performance.
Witter was notified on Thurs-
day that she had been accepted
at the University of South Florida
where she will major in physical
therapy.
"We are very proud of
Danielle and her accomplish-
ments. She is the epitome of the
type of student that we have
here at Okeechobee High
School," said Athletic Director
Mike Radebaugh.
Witter is currently working
toward a Bright Futures scholar-
ship, which will pay for 75 per-
cent of her college costs.
She is the daughter of Renee
and Scott Witter.


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Danielle Witter (left) received her Okeechobee News/Pub-
lix Supermarket female athlete of the month award for
October 2004 from athletic director Mike Radebaugh (right)
recently.


Free throw competition planned
All boys and girls ages 10 to Free Throw Championship is years old are eligible to partici-
14 are invited to participate in -sponsored annually, with win- pate and will compete in their
the local level of competition for ners progressing through local, respective age divisions. Last
the 2005 Knights of Columbus district and state competitions. year more than 179,000 sharp-
Free Throw Championship. International champions are shooters participated in over
3,000 local competitions.
The local competition will be announced by the Knights of All contestants on the local
held Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Columbus international head- level are recognized for their par-
Okeechobee sports complex quarters based on scores from ticipation in the event. Entry
basketball courts. the state-level competition. forms will be -available at the
The Knights of Columbus All boys and girls 10 to 14 event.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 7,
through Thursday, Jan. 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Blade Trinity" (R)
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 "Oceans 12" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "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.
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
Kids can enroll into
subsidized childcare
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age.
Both parents must be working or
attending some type of school or
training. There is an income limit
based on family size. Please call 1-
(866) 273-6340 to be placed on
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at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently I '
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabil-
ities in our Head Start Program.
Our belief is that all children can
benefit from receiving education- f
al, Health and Social Services
which our program offers. We
serve children 6 weeks to 5 years.
To qualify the family must have
migrated in the past 24 months
worked in agriculture and primary.
income must come from agricul- *
ture. We encourage families of .
children with disabilities to apply.
For more information call (863)
467-0702' and ask for Sylvia, Ella, -
or Page.


El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
i esta aceptando aplicacions para
a ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nustro
program ofrece. Servimos ninos
de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cuali-
.ficar la familiar deve de ver salido
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mo 24 mess y trabajado en agri-
cultura. Con el ingreso de la famil-
ila de trabajo de agriculture.
*Animamos que las families con
Sninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de l1a-
nmar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar con
Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you.
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
ted youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information
on the program please call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
Food Pantry
is open again
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is
an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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BULL IOG
Female, Please call
to identify
(836)697-9597.
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BLACK LAB, Neutered Male,
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MANAGER
Needed for new restaurant.
High starting salary.
Fax application/resumes
to (863)763-9019.

Server &
Hostess Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
Clock Restaurant
Delivery Driver
Top Pay, Benefits
Experienced, Class A
CDL, Clean license
Tampa Farm Service
19200 SW
Warfield Blvd.
IndiantownFL 34956
772-597-2000
DRIVER NEEDED
Class B w/tanker &
hazmat endorsement,
clean driving record
required EOE.
(863)763-7557
EXPERIENCED
Dozer end dump &
roller operators & labors
(863)634-5120


EXPERIENCED DRIVER
Over 21 Must know Okee-
chobee area Class D lic.
Pharmacy text, cashiers,
apply in person only must
be properly dressed Okee-
chobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park Street.

FINISH
DOZER OPERATOR
Only Experienced .
Need Apply.
Great wages
for right person!
Apply in person @
Woody's Trucking,
5151 Kentworkth Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870
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.
PAINTERS w/tools for
General Contractor
Doing restoration work
Call (800)780-3535

PARTS DELIVERY
Full Time
Bi-Lingual Preferred
APlyin Person at
T91 SE 8th Ave.
Okeechobee, Fla
(863)763-3939

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Subcontractor
Licensed & Insured
Interested in doing quality
work for reputable
General Contractor
Call (800)780-3535


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Need Experienced TRUCK DRIVERS
Class B CDL License w/Airbrake
Endorsement Clean Driving Record
YARD MAN With Forklift Experience
INSIDE COUNTER PERSON
HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE
PAID VACATIONS
Apply in person:
16500 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, Florida
772-597-3506


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


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

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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


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Lykes Bros. Inc., Ranch Division, located in
Brighton, Florida, has immediate opening
for an Accountant/Analyst.
Reporting directly to the Executive VP,
Ranch Division, responsibilities include ana-
lyzing financial information, preparing finan-
cial statements and developing operating
plans for the cattle, sugarcane, forestry and
land management departments.
Successful candidates must have knowl-
edge of GAAP, possess a B.S. in Account-
ing or related field, have 3 or more years ex-
perience in Accounting or a related field plus
have good proficiency in accounting com-
puter systems. Experience in Agriculture a
plus.
Lykes offers competitive wages and an ex-
cellent benefit package. .
Interested persons who meet these require-
ments should Mail or Fax resume to:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Attn: Rich Hetherton
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Fax: 863-465-1672
Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug-free Workplace

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
GROVE LABORER
Lykes Citrus Management at its Brighton
Grove has openings for an Equipment Opera-
tor; this position involves operating and ser-
vicing equipment; performing hand labor as
needed. Grove Laborer; this position involves
repair to drip irrigation systems and perform-
ing weed and vine removal; hand tasks as
needed.
Lykes offers a competitive wage and benefit
package. Interested applicants should come
to the office listed below between 8:00 A.M.-
4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Southern Operating Division
106 S.W. C.R. 721
Okeechobee, FL 33974
Call 863-763-3041 for directions
Affirmative Action Employer
A Drug Free Workplace Company M/F/D
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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



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.


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


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


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Real Estate Associates
Full or Part Time, For Interview Call
Pippin Properties
(863)763-3566


SECURITY OFFICERS
FT/PT
Class D Security Lic. Req.
Insurance, Vacations &
Holidays. DFWP
Apply in person:
US Sugar-Gate A
800-888-2980

Tow Operator & Cashier
Positions available. FT.
Drum Citgo is looking for
team members for the
New Year. Advancement
opportunities for team
builders w/leadership
skills. Experience pre-
ferred but we wil train drug
free individuals w/clean
driving record. Good pay,
steady work & good health
insurance. Apply @ Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-8798



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BABY SITTER NEEDED
SP/T: Mon. & Wed. 4p-lOp
& Some weekends.
863-763-3125 Christie

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

OFFICE HELP, Part Time
Must have excellent phone
skills. Collections experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume
to: 863-357-6737.


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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com


PT Maintenance Help
at local RV Park.
(863)467-1530


CARING CNA COMPANION
w/20 yrs. exp. & ref. is
avail. 7 days wk. in your
home. 239-537-9170


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Tax Preparation 315



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questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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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
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Merchandise



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 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 6-10
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 a Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



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.


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 mis. Like new cond.
$1500 (863)467-2491





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


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GALVANIZED STEEL ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1X 32"w, U haul, $150
(772)971-9474.
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


BLUE LEATHER- Couch,
loveseat' & over stuffed
chair, fair condition, $150,
(772)971-9474.
BR SET, incl. dresser, nites-
tand, full size bed, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
CHAIRS
(2) rocker
& swivel blue $70
(863)467-5477
COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
(863)357-1078.

DAYBED
Good mattresses
$100
(863)763-7931
Dinette Set, table w/leaf, 4
upholstered chairs, white-
wash finish, exc. cond.,
$165. (863)467-2045
Dining Room Table, w/4
chairs & 2 leaves, solid
wood, good cond., $275
neg. (863)357-2233
DINNING RM. TABLE & 6
Chairs, Light wood, Broy-
hill, Fontana. Like new!
$400. (863)763-4982
DINNING ROOM TABLE
w/ 6 chairs & server.
Excellent condition. $225
(863)763-8053
DRESSER dbl. white tall
chest & desk w/hutch &
chair $400 for all
(863)763-8764
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
FULL BED
& Dresser
Good cond. $500
Call (863)357-1522
LOVE SEAT brown & white,
walnut trim. $30. Call
(863)763-9646.

MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
SOFABED & MATCHING
CHAIR, neutral print, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.




GOLF CLUBS 30 vintage,
collectible assorted clubs.
$300. Call (863)946-3123.


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BOXER/CUR
6 weeks old
female $40
(863)801-1621
HUSKY/PITBULL MIX
All have blue eyes.
6 wks. old. $50 each.
(863)763-5663
LAB MIX, Male, 1 V2 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.

TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


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



HOT TUB Hydro Spa tub w/
7 digital system 7/V2
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



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


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 815
Farm Produce 8201.
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 8'30
Fertilizer E.35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 8650
Seeds 'Plants.
Flowers 865


HORSES 2 Mare's Incl.
Cackle, Tamed, (1 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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property '-11
Condos
Townhouses Rent '?20
Farm Property
Rent '25
House Rent
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent -94,
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent "55
Storage Space
Rent 960



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


3/2BDRM. Basswood extra
clean washer/dryer/
dishwasher avail. 1/07
$900 mon.
first last & $500 Sec. 1 yr.
lease (561)723-0661



W- e w t lo '
Okeechobee City 1 Br/1Ba
Duplex. $500 mo. + 1st.,
last & sec. No pets. Non
Smk. Env. 863-467-5203

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.

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



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10201
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 107-
Land Sale 10-0l
Lots -Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 107L
Warehouse Space 1'7
Waterfront Propertyi 1081



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,l appi incd, 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
through. Open House Jan
8th, 9am-lpm.

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
S144 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


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


LC SMITH SHOTGUNS (2)-
Damascus steel, $750 for
both. (863)467-7838.

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



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good exercise bike.
(863)357-2233
EXERCISE MACHINE, Wel-
der, Bench Press w/wts. &
Sit Up bench. $150 firm
for all. (863)467-8915
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 CHANDOLIER
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.




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




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


10 ACRE PARCELS
Just 6 Miles East of
Downtown Okeechobee!
All parcels have paved road
frontage/access NOW! No waiting!

$200,000 to $250,000
Financing Available
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Taylor Creek Real Estate
(863) 634-4596


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU237



Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br. 21/2 ba., gar., fence,
FP, Wood Flooring, Deck,
Fans, Verticle Blinds. Open
2-3pm. (863)467-2274


MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 20ri5
Mobile Home Parts ")10
Mobile Homes- Rent '_'-l5
Mobile Homes Sale ;020



BHR 2BR/2BA Doublewide,
yearly lease, no pets,
$550 rent, $1000 sec.
863-763-8535.
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.






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


Recreation



Boats 3-.5
Campers RVs L3010C
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories irj:'
Marine Miscellaneous 2025
Motorcycles 01)30
Sport Vehicles ATVs ;0-5


BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
Motor & Trailer.
$2500 (239)784-9118
BASSBOAT 20' Pearl Craft
equipped 200 HP Yamaha
w/trl. (863)467-4892 or
(270)519-2832
FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.
Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16 ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108
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PONTOON Boat tri. 18-22"
SGalvanized Boxed con-
struction, Single Axle,
$995 (863)467-8629


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

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Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.com

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


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 l- G R fST217-9800


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HITCH, Reese w/brake ac-
cessories. All for $60.
(863)697-8547





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

TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Bow mount,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.
TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 40lb., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.



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

BOAT MOTOR- 7.5 Mercu-
ry, good 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 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


Automobiles



Automobiles ;005
Autos Wanted 401
Classic Cars 4(015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4,25
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 41140
Parts Repairs -j104.
Pickup Trucks 1('-,'
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 410t0
Utility Trailers 104k5
Vans 4070


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

CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530
DODGE RAM-
'86, 4X4, runs good,
$1500,
(239)348-9399.
FORD CROWN VICTORIAN
1997, Excellent condition.
Auto, power windows.
$5,500 863-946-1382.
FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.



FORD MUSTANG 2001
Blk. 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.
HONDA CRX 1991 2 door
automatic, Runs excellent.
$2500. (863)357-1805.


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ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.


LINCOLN TOWN CAR '94
Signature Series, All pwr.
Exc. cond. New tires. $3500
/best offer. 863-801-1363

MERCURY MARQUIS, '95,
red, blue book $5,200,
asking $4,000. (863)763-
3264

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PT CRUISER 01'
limited air, sunroof, CD,
5 spd. $9000
(863)467-5676




CHEVY 2500 1988
4X4, % Ton, 4 spd. Runs.
$1800863-441-7312 or
863-467-2165

Ford Bronco '89, white, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whl dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)357-
2816

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.

CAPRICE WAGON- '89, w/
350 Olds V8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.

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 6Y2 ft. bed. $400.
863-634-6099 After 4pm

FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.





HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel.
Easy Slide, 15 K lb. cap.
w TiOur'i iir ijil $325
7- 2 .2 5-.8-JO :.r ee h.e-


ISUZU PUP- '85, Parts only,
1150, Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.


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

TOW BARS- Reese- tow bar
$30. neig (863)467.5-l4
Ask-, or uBo or Lv msg


UTILITY BED
lon.1 wheel ba3s, dlually,
very EgiiDO .h'.jpe $100il
I'863)63-524-i



'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L; A/C, Runs qoaod

(863l35.-6825

GMC 1973 PU
for parts. Titled,
'good tires $200.
Call 239-3.7-5924

HARD TONNEAU COVER by
Florida Line. Fits all Chevy
trucks '99-'03. Metallic
gray. .$450. Call
(863)634-1710.




CAR HAULER
Ouai aole 16-C,
$1000
l86 3)983-6639





HITCH, Rese .h WnreelI
Easy ShIte. 15 h. Ib Ca3p
w. mounrog railo. $32'
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission
Meeting Room Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request or a change in zoning from the existing
classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Residential General (RG). The property owner and applicant is Oscar Daniel. The property is
located on the north side of Highway 441 SE east of King's Bay and west of Nubbin Slough and is more particularly described as follows:
PARCEL 1, A PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISING PORTIONS OF LOTS 1 THROUGH 11, INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 2, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLI-
DATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNIINGATBTHE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1, SAID BLOCK 2, BEAR S 6518' 52" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 2, A DISTANCE OF
3059.52 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 55 07' 32" E A DISTANCE OF 226.35 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 11,
SAID BLOCK 2, THENCE BEARS 31 29'59"W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 11, BLOCK 2, A DISTANCE OF 1517.14 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 56
38' 56" W A DISTANCE OF 1529.62 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31 19'03" WA DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 56 38' 56" W A DISTANCE OF
397.71 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 31 19' 03" E A DISTANCE OF 335.74 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 51 30' 19" W A DISTANCE OF 1344.55 FEETTO THE WEST
LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 2. THENCE BEAR N 31 19' 03" E ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 1105.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
CONTAINING 115.73 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
PARCEL 2, A PORTION OF SECTION 31,.TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF THE HOPKINS
MEANDER LINE AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNEFROF SAID SECTION 31, BEAR N 8819' 18" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, A DISTANCE
OF 291.36 FEET TO A HOPKINS MEANDER CORNER AND POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N 88 1' 18" E A DISTANCE OF 3590.22 FEET TO
THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER, THENCE BEAR N 88 23'42" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, A DISTANCE OF 181.30 FEET TO THE NORTH-
ERLY LINE OF THE FORMER FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE BEAR S 5019' 52" E ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 266.35 FEET; THENCE BEAR S31 19'03" WA DISTANCE OF 1401.14 FEET TO THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE, THENCE BEAR N 6518' 52W
ALONG THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 590.53 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 31 19' 03" E A DISTANCE OF 662.22 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 65
18' 52" W A DISTANCE OF 662.22 FEET, THENCE S 3119' 03" W A DISTANCE OF 662.22 FEET TO THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE, THENCE BEAR N 65
18' 52" W ALONG THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 255.02 FEET TO A HOPKINS MEANDER CORNER, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID
HOPKINS MEANDER LINE N 71 31' 23" W A DISTANCE OF 1978.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 49.04 ACRES MORE OR
LESS.
PARCEL 3, LOTS 16,17,18,19 AND 22, ALL IN BLOCK 3, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES
36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR U.S. 441 (S.R.
15).
PARCEL 4, A PORTION OF BLOCK 2, PLAT OF FARM LAND OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, AND PORTIONS OF BLOCK 2, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS;
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 32, BLOCK 2, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, SAID CORNER BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE BEAR N 55 36' 37"W ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OFSTATE ROAD 15 A DISTANCE OF 687.29 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 3119'
03" E A DISTANCE OF 2386.47 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 56 38' 56" W A DISTANCE OF 800.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 31 19" 03' E A DISTANCE OF 500.00
FEET, THENCE BEAR S 56 38' 56" E A DISTANCE OF 1529.62 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CANAL NO. 2, SAID PLAT OF FARM
LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, THENCE BEAR S 31 29' 59" W ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 494.94
FEET, THENCE BEAR N 56 38' 56" W A DISTANCE OF 357.67 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 33 21'04" W A DISTANCE OF 295.16 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 56 38'
36" E A DISTANCE OF 295.16 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 33 21' 04" E A DISTANCE OF 265.16 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 56 38' 56" E A DISTANCE OF 33.48
FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31 29' 59" W A DISTANCE OF 2173.48 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 32 33'00" W A DISTANCE OF 200.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, CONTAINING 53.61 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
PARCEL 5, A STRIP OF LAND 30.00 FEET IN WIDTH AND BEING IN PORTION OF LOT 11, BLOCK 2, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED
LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
BEGINNING AS THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 2, PLAT OF GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE EASTERLY LINE
OF SAID LOT 11, THENCE BEAR N 31 29' 59" E ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 2204.04 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 56 38' 56" W A DISTANCE OF
62.51 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 33 21' 04" W A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 56 38' 56" E A DISTANCE OF 33.48 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31
29' 59" W A DISTANCE OF 2173.48 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 2, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, THENCE BEAR S 5536' 37" E ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 30.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
PARCEL 6, A PORTION OF BLOCK 3, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LANDS COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, AND PORTIONS OF BLOCK 3, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 3, SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, SAID CORNER BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE BEAR N 34 23' 23" E ALONG THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR N.
55 36' 37" W A DISTANCE OF 359.60 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CANAL NO. 2, AND WEST LINE OF BLOCK 3, ACCORDING TO
THE SAID PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, THENCE BEAR N 31 29' 59" E ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
A DISTANCE OF 3755.20 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 3, THENCE BEAR S 55 07' 32" E ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 3, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1387.87 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 65 10' 49" W A DISTANCE OF 1619.37 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF A 30'
STRIP OF LAND SHOWN THE AMENDED PLAT OWNERSHIP OF R. E. HAMRICK AND ANNIE S. HAMRICK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE BEAR S 30 19'49" W ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 3585.01 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE S 67 47' 29" W A DISTANCE OF 915.63 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 31 23'17" E A
DISTANCE OF 466.44 FEET TO A LINE 500' NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 3, SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, THENCE
BEAR N 58 36' 43" W A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31 23' 17" W AT RIGHT ANGLES A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET TO THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF LOT 23, BLOCK 3, SAID PLAT OF GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, THENCE BEAR N 58 36'43" W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 22, A
DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31 23' 17" W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 58
36' 43" W A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 20, BLOCK 3, THENCE BEAR N 31 23' 17' E ALONG WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF
50.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 20, THENCE BEAR N 5836' 43" W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOTS 16 THROUGH 19, INCLU-
SIVE, OF SAID BLOCK 3, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 16, THENCE BEAR S 31
23' 17" W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 16, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15,
THENCE BEAR N 58 36' 43" W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 800.00 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE N 53 36' 37" W ALONG
SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LYING IN SECTIONS 31 & 32, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONTAINING 288.8 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
PARCEL 7, A PORTION OF SECTIONS 31 AND 32, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING ATTHE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE BEAR N 0018'13" W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 521.27 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, THENCE BEAR N 50 19' 52" W A DISTANCE OF 967.61 FEET ALONG THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO AN EXISTING FENCE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
BEAR N 36 20' 53" E A DISTANCE OF 514.53 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, BEAR S 5339'07" E A DISTANCE OF 2543.09 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CIRCULAR ARC CONCAVE TO THE WEST HAVING A RADIUS
0 700.00 FEET, AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 82.54' 07", THENCE ALONG SAID ARC A DISTANCE OF 1012.84 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY, THENCE
BEAR S 2915' 00" W A DISTANCE OF 191.90 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LEVEE D-4, THENCE BEAR N 50 19' 52" W ALONG SAID
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 98.03 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 3019' 49" W ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LEVEE D-4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 261.78 FEET TO THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE, THENCE BEAR N 65 10' 49" W ALONG SAID HOPKINS MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF
1649.68 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, THENCE BEAR N 55 07' 32" W ALOrG SAID HOPKINS MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 1653.66
FEET, THENCE BEAR N 6518'52" W ALONG SAID HOPKINS MEANDER LINE A DISTANCE OF 1806.23 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 31 19'03" EA DISTANCE
OF 1401.14 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE FORMER FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY, THENCE BEAR S 5019'52"
E ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE)OF 1973.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 145.6 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
PARCEL 8, THE PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING LAND ON WHICH PUMP HOUSE IS LOCATED, FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 AND THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 31, IF EXTENDED SOUTH, RUN THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 15, 3689.9 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15,208.7 FEET SOUTHEAST 208.7 FEET, NORTHEAST 208.7 FEET, NORTHWEST 208.7 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,.
BEING PART OF MARGINAL LANDS LYING BETWEEN 17 FOOT WATER LEVEL OF LAKE AND SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 IN SEC-
TION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL 9, A PARCEL OF LAND COMPROMISING PORTIONS OF LOTS 23, 24 AND 25, BLOCK 3, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
PORTIONS OF LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 3, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEGINNING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
BEGINNING AS THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 23, BEAR N 31 23' 17" E ALONG THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 23, A
DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 58 35' 43" E A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 31 23' 17" W A DISTANCE OF 466.44 FEET TO
THE NORTH LINE OF A 30.00 FOOT STRIP'OF LAND SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE BEAR S 67 47' 29" W ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 262.03 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. 15, SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY BEING A CIRCULAR ARC CONCAVE TO THE NORTH HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 28' 59", A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FEET, THENCE
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 144.53 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 23, THENCE BEAR N 31 23' 17" E
ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 180.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 10, A PARCEL OF LAND COMPROMISING A PORTION OF SECTIONS 25 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND A PORTION OF
SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 1, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND
COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LY-
ING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, ALL OF THE ABOVE SITUATE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
COMMENCING ATLTHE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 13, IN SECTION 30, SAID CORNER BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE
BEAR N 21 52' 25" W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 13, A DISTANCE OF 491.03 FEET, THENCE BEAR N 70 51' 11" W A DISTANCE
OF 395.42 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 1111' 01" W A DISTANCE OF 1411.25 FEET, THENCE BEAR S 55 42' 12" E A DISTANCE OF 911.53 FEET, THENCE
BEAR N 00 00' 53"E A DISTANCE OF 37.82 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 8, IN SAID SECTION 31, THENCE BEAR N 03 56' 39" E A
DISTANCE OF 1010.66 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 1, PLAT OF FARM LAND OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, THENCE
BEAR N 71 31' 23" N ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 59.67 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, THENCE BEAR N 0813' 10" E
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 50.04 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT: .
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF SECTIONS 25 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND A PORTION OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 13, SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 1, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE
CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. LYING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST. ALL OF THE ABOVE SITUATE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA',
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE S.E. CORNER OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 13, IN SECTION 30, BEAR N 21 52'25" W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID GOVERNMENT
LOT 13, A DISTANCE OF 491.03 FEET TO THE S.E. CORNER OF BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE BEAR N 78 51' 11" W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT 2, THROUGH SAID SECTION 30, AND INTO SAID SECTION
?5 A DISTANCE OF 395 4? FEET SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE N.E. CORNER OF THAT LAND OWNED BY THE ROWLAND FOUNDATION, INC:
THENCE|E E.tA 11 11 1i11 W LONG THE EASTERLY.LINE OF SAID ROWLAND FOUNDATION, INC. PROPERTY THROUGH SAID SECTION 31, A DIS-
TAfli:E O iF 9 'i Ft ET T, i THE 1 W. CORNER OF THAT PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 313, PAGE 329, THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
THIl no u""n Arj ri f)0 0 : )' E DISTANCE OF 37.82 FEET ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 313 PAGE
329.
THENCE BEAR N 03 56' 38" E CONTINUING ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 313, PAGE 329, A DISTANCE OF
'1331.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS & EXCEPT:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID LAND ALSO LIES WITHIN AkPORTION OF BLOCK 3, "FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY",
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PORTION
OF BLOCK 3,"GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION", ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF'OKEECHOBEE.COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 3, SAID "GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION", THENCE SOUTH 551 36'37" EAST ALONG THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 (WIDTH VARIES), A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET;
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RW LINE, SOUTH 58 36'43" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 144.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; '
THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE. RUN NORTH 31123'17" EAST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
2140.56 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 59 40'11" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2176.93 FEET TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF A 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND AS SHOWN ON THE
"AMENDED PLAT OWNERSHIP OF R. E. HAMRICK AND ANNIE B. HAMRICK", ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
*58 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 30|19'49" WEST ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1549.01 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 67| 47' 29" WEST, ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND, A DISTANCE OF 915.63 FEET TO THE IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 365, PAGE 1768 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; ,. .
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 671 47' 29" WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE AND THE SOUTHWESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF
262.03 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE IN THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, SAID
CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 17,138.74 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 49'03" AND BEING REFERENCED BY
A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 59040'30" WEST AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 244.53 FEET;
THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONd THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 244.54 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 22, AFORE-
SAID BLOCK 3, "GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION";
THENCE DEPARTINGSAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, RUN NORTH 31 2317" WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22, A DISTANCE OF 131.87
FEET
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THEN' E II TH H .6. q. ,it i t:hE'T Iuiti 3S tji i i-Hi t iL, E A i Li 'i : Turnu E o ri i,,', O ei T T THE THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 16,
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decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk
and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for off icial records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D: Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0581 .
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change In zoning
from the existing classification of Agicultur(A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of Residential General (RG). The property owner and applicant Is
BK & ES, LLC. The property is located on the north side of Highway 441
SE, across froth Sleepy Shores subdivision, and is more parcOalany de-
scribed as follows:
Beginning atthe Northeast comer of the East / of the Southeast 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35,East,
run South 452.5 feet to the North Boundary of Conner's Highway,
thence mrun South 69 09' West along the North boundary of Conner's
Highway 336.3 feet to a point, thence run North 9 13' West 155.2 feet
to a point; thence run South 79 03' West 342.4 feet, more or less, to
the West Boundary line of the East / of the Southeast 1/4 of the South-
west 1/4 of Section 34 aforesaid; thence run North along said West
boundary line 01' West 475.7 feet to the Northwest comer of the East
/ of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 34 aforesaid;
thence run East 675.3 feet, more or less to the point of beginning.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. In the
County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition.# R-2005-0580
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICA-
TION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
missaon Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street Okeechoben; Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture(A) to the proposed classifi-
cations of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2) and Residential General
(RG). The property owner and applicant Is Okeechobee Development,

dental General (RG) in Petition R-2005-0579 are more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Parcel A:
A parcel of land lying in the SE of Section 33, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at thae Northeast comer of said Section 33, thence S
893041 W along the North line of Section 33, a distance of 456.92

said West line, a distance of 2955.14 feet thence S 893044" W
a distance of 660.30 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence contin-
ue S 0000410 E parallel with said West RW line of SR. #15, a dis-
tance nf 308.35 feet to a point on the South line of Parcel A as de-
scribed in deed recorded in Official Records Book 546, age 831 of the
public records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence S 89046'33" W,
a distance nt 1169.60 feet to the intersection with the West line of the
aforesaid SE1 of Section 33, said intersection point measures S
00006'39" W, a distance of 24.38 feet to the N.W. comer of the S'/ of
the NV of said SE of Section 33; thence N 00006'39" E along said
West line of the SE of Section 33, a distance of 626.18 feet to the
center of said Section 33; thence N 8915'31" E along the North line of
said SE of Section 33, a distance of 1167.71 feet; thence S
00004'10 E, parallel with the aforesaid West R/W line of S.R. #15, a
distance of 328.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Parcel B:
A parcel of land lying in the St / of the S'/ of the NE/ of Section 33,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northeast comer of said Section 33, thence S
89o30'41" W along the North line of Section 33, a distance of 456.92
feet to the intersection with the West line of the S.R. #15, U.S. High-
way 441, right-of-way (100 feet in width); thence S 00004'10" E along
said West R/W line, a distance of 2955.14 feet; thence S 89030'44" W,
a distance of 660.30 feet; thence continue S 89030'44" W, a distance
of 362.88 feet; thence N 000410" W, parallel with said West R/W line
of S.R. #15, a distance of 328.37 feet to the intersection with the
South line of the aforesaid NE/ of Section 33 for the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence S 89015'31" W along said South line of the NEW, a dis-
tance of 1167.71 feet to the center of said Section 33; thence N
00006'39" E along the West line of the aforesaid NE of Section 33, a
distance of 657.99 feet to the Northwest comer of aforesaid S. of the
SV of the NE; thence N 89019'19" E along the North line of said 0 S/
of the S'/ of the NEa of Section 33, a distance of 1165.63 feet; thence
S 0000410" E, parallel with the aforesaid West R/W line of S.R. #15, a
distance of 656.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Parcel C:'
A parcel of land lying in the N of the St of the NE of Section 33,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast
corner of said Section 33, thence S 89030'41" W along the North line of
Section 33, a distance of 456.92 feet to the intersection with the West
line of the S.R. #15, U.S. Highway 441, right-of-way (100 feet in
width); thence S 000410 E along said West R/W line, a distance of
2955.14 feet; thence 89030'44" W, a distance of 660.30 feet; thence
continue S 89030'44" W, a distance of 362.88 feet; thence N
00004'10" W, parallel with the West R/W line of S.R. #15, a distance
of 328.37 feet to the intersection with the South line of the aforesaid.
NEW of Section 33; thence continue N 0004'10" W, a distance of
656,68 feet to the Intersection with the South line of the aforesaid N'/,
of the S' of the NE, for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S
8919'19" W along the South line of said N of the S'/ of the NEW, a
distance of 1165.63 feet to the West line of said NEI of Section 33;
thence N 00006'39" E along the West line of said NE, a distance of
657.99 feet to the Northwest comer of said 6S' of the NE of Section
33; thence N 89023'06" E along the North line of said S of the NE of
Section 33, a distance of 1163.54 feet; thence S 0004'10" E, parallel
with aforesaid West R/W line of S.R. #15, a distance of 656.69 feetto
the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Parcel D:
A parcel of land lying in the NE of Section 33, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the Northeast comer of said Section 33, thence S
89030'41" W along the North line of Section 33, a distance of 1480.10
feet; thence S 00004'10" E, parallel with the West R/W line of S.R.
#15, U.S. Highway #441, a distance of 13.82 feet to the South line of
the S.W. 32nd Street R/W (50.00 feet in width) for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence continue S 00004'10" E, a distance of 1299.58 feetto
the North line of the S6 of the NE of said Section 33; thence S
89023'06" W along said North line of the S/ of the NE, a distance of
10.00 feet; thence N 00004'10W, a distance of 1300.14 feetto afore-
said South R/W line of S.E. 32nd Street; thence N 89050'29" E along
said South R/W line, a distance of 70.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
Parcel E:
A parcel of land lying in the NW of NE of Section 33, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the NE comer of said Section 33, thence bear S
89030'41" W along the North line of Section 33 a distance of 1550.1
feet; thence bear S 0000410" Ea distance of 13.82 feet to the South
line of S.W. 32nd Street right-of-way (50.00 feet in width) for the
P.O.B.; thence continue S 0004'10" E a distance of 1300.14 feet to a
point; thence S 8902306" W a distance of 1093.54 feet to a point on
the West line of the NE of said Section 33; thence N 00006'39" E
along the West line of the NE of said Section 33 a distance of 1300
feet to a point on the South line of S.W. 32nd Street right-of-way;
thence bear N 89050'29" E along said right-of-way a distance of
1089.38 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
The property requested to be rezoned to Neighborhood Commercial-2
(NC-2) i Petition R-2005-0578 is more particularly described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the Northeast comer of said Section 33 and bear S
89030'41" W along the North line of Section 33, a distance of 456.92
feet to the Intersection with the West line of the S.R. #15, U.S. High-
way #441, right-of-way (100 feet In width); thence S 00004'10" E
along said West right-of-way line, a distance of 2955.14 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence S 8930'44" W, a distance of 660.30 feet;
thence continue S 89030'44" W, a distance of 362.88 feet; thence S
00004'10" E,.parallel with said West right-of-way line of S.R. #15, a
distance of 308.35 feet toa point on the South line of Parcel A as de-
scribed In deed recorded in Official Records Book 546, page 831 of the
public records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence N 9030'44" E,
along the South line of said land, a distance of 362.88 feet to the
Southeast comrnerof said land; thence N 000410" W, parallel to the
aforesaid West right-of-way line of S.R. #15, a distance of 240.02
feet; thence N 893044" E, a distance of 660.30 feet to a point on the
aforesaid West right-of-way line of S.R. #15; thence N 00004'10" W
along said West nght-of-way line, a distance of 70.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
In the event that all items beforthehe Board ar not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. In the
County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning.
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0578 and R-2005-0579
545639 ON 1/7,16/05 .



CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The City Land Plannin A ency for the City of Okeechobee
will meet on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereaf-
ter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue,
in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Item to be
considered at this public meeting Is:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to conalsider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 04-007-SA sub-
mitted by the property owners Carey and Gerry Harden. The application is
requesting to change the Future Land Use designation from Residential
Single Family (RSF) to Commercial (C) or property located at 701 North-
east 3rd Street. Legal descdption being Lots 7-12 of Block 116, City of
Okeechqbee, Plat Book Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee County,
Flodda and Is approximately 1.02 acres. The proposed house of the proper-.
ty ls tfor a Commercial Fish Company. This application was tabled at the
December 28, 2004 meeting.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments to the Land De-
velopment Regulations (LDR's).
A copy of the entire appllcation(s) and agenda are available In the Gen-
erl Services Office, Room 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves
as a recommendation board. All Land Use Map Amendment Items cod-
sidered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for
final Public Hearing on February 1, 2005,
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Land Planning Agency with respectto any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department
tapes are forthe sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Florida Statue 286.26, persons with diosabhlites needing special accom-
modation to participate in this proceedIng should contact Katrina Cook no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-
3372 ext. 218 for assistance; If hearing Is Impaired telephone the Florida
Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8700
(VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Bill L. Veach, Zoning Administrator
545696 ON 1/7,17/05

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
meet in special session for a workshop on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at
6:00 P.M.; at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss
rates.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meet-
ings, he or she will need a record of proceedings, and for such purpose,
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is based. Such person may provide a court recorder, stenographer, or a
tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
545868 ON 1/7/05


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a
Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property owner and applicant
Is Bill and Delors Walls. The property address is 10246 NE 19th Street
and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 65, A SPOT IN THE SUN, Unit I, an unrecorded plat lying within
Sections 3 and 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:
commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 10 and bear East
along the South line of said Section 10, a distance of 1648.03 feet;
thence bear North 00 07' 00" W to the South right-of-way line of NE
19th Street (formally 8th Street); a distance of 902.20 feet; thence bear
N 89 53 00" E along the said South right-of-way line of NE 19th Street
(8th Street), a distance of 396.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence
continue N89 53 00" E along the South rightof-wof NE 19th Street
(8th Street) to the intersection with the West right-o-way of NE 103rd
Avenue (formally Aquarius Drive), a distance of 198.00 feet; thence
bear S 00 07' 00" E along the said West right-of-way line of NE 103rd
Avenue (Aquarius Drive) a distance of 220.00 feet; thence bear S 89
53' 00" W, a distance of 198.00 feet; thence bear N 00 07' 00" W a
distance of 220.00 feet to the point of beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any .
decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2005-0230
545960 ON 1/7/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on and thereafter consider final reading of the following Ordi-
nance Into law: NO. 878: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 716, CODE OF ORDINANCES,
PARTICULARLY CHAPTER 90, DIVISION NINE THEREOF, CENTRAL
BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) ZONING CATEGORY, SET OUT IN SECTIONS
90-311 THROUGH 90-316 THEREOF; AND SECTION 90-485, REDUC-
TION OF PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR ELIMINA-
TION OF THE ZONING CATEGORY FOR FUTURE LAND DEVELOPMENT
WITHIN THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE; PROVIDING FOR PRESERVATION
OF THE ZONING CATEGORY FOR EXISTING LANDS DESIGNATED AS
CBD ZONING; PROVIDING FOR RESTRICTIONS TO ALLOWABLE DEVIA-
TION FOR OFF-STREET PARKING IN EXISTING CBD ZONING DISTRICTS;
PROVIDING GUIDELINES TO GRANT EXCEPTIONS TO PARKING AND
LOADING, SETBACKS AND IMPERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE IN CBD
ZONING DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida
Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later
than two (2) working days pior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x2151
if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-
447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
545779 ON 1/7/05

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Single Family (RSF) to the
proposed classification of Residential General (RG). The property owner
an applicant is LaMartin Acres, Inc. The property is located on the north
side ofSW 28th Street and west of Osceola Middle School and is more
particularly described as follows:
The East /2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 28,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the
County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.

William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0577
545614 ON 1/7,16/05

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider
a VARIANCE from setback requirements in a Commercial (C) zoning dis-
trict. The property owner and applicant is Lock 7 Boat Rentals, Inc. The
property is located at 220 West Highway 78 and is more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
All that portion of Lots A and B, Section 4, Township 38 South, Range
35 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 76,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, situate South of State
Road 78; less and except lands conveyed to Central arid South Florida
Flood Control as shown in instrument recorded in O.R: Book 75, Page
427, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida: and less that por-
tion of land conveyed to state of Florida as shown in instrument record-
ed in Deed Book 58, Page 38, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida; and less a strip of land sixteen feet wide which adjoins the
West boundary of lands described in Deed Book 58, Page 38, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals 'with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # V-2005-0149
546052 ON 1/7/05


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