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Vol. 96 No. 11 Tuesday, January 11, 2005 50M Plus tax


Briefs
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about your club
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currently putting together its
annual Fact Book and is ask-
ing local clubs for some
help.
We would like to include
the names of different clubs
in Okeechobee County for
those who are new to the
area. These clubs must be
open to the general public
and must be non-profit.
If you would like to
include your club: please
write down the name of the
club, where it meets, when it
meets, a contact persons)
and their phone numbers)
and bring it by our office at
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D.,
before Feb. 9.

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

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


Drought Index
Current: 465
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

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Index
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Comics ............ 7
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... .8
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .6
TV ................ 9
Weather ............ 2
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These students won the Okeechobee County School County Spelling Bee held Jan. 10
at South Elementary School. They are: (left to right) Seth Peterson, third place, Yearling
Middle School; Emily Raulerson, second plaee, North Elem.taet-School; and Sarah
Murrow, first place, Osceola Middle School.

Spellers take on tough words
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News-


Tension ran high in the cafe-
teria at South Elementary
School Monday morning as
contestants from the county's
elementary and middle schools
as well as Grace Christian
School participated in the
Okeechobee County Schools
County Spelling Bee.
After 68 words, Sarah Mur-
row, a seventh grader at Osceo-
la Middle School, was declared
the winner.
Second place went to Emily
Raulerson who is a fifth grader
at North Elementary School.
The rules changed when
competition got down to two
contestants. When a contestant
misspelled a word, the other
competitor had to correctly
spell that woid and then spell
another word.
Both remaining contestants
stumbled over such words as
maleficence (the doing of evil
or harm/ or, harmful character)
and phalanges (military forma-
tion; fingers or toes) before
Emily incorrectly spelled nar-


Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper (standing) welcomes winners from school spelling
bees as they prepare to participate in the county spelling
bee held Monday morning at North Elementary School.


cissism an excessive interest
in one's own appearance.
Sarah won by correctly spelling
narcissism and then spelling
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News Briefs

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

Fantasy 5
rolls over
TALLAHASSEE No ticket
matched all five numbers in the
Fantasy 5 game, the Florida Lottery
said Monday.
The 205 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $1,003.50
each.
Another 6,505 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $12, and 69,554 tickets
won a Quick Pick ticket for picking
2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Sunday
nightwere 10-20-23-35-36.

Teens killed
at birthday party
HIALEAH Two gunmen
crashed a girl's 15th birthday party
early Sunday, shooting two
teenagers to death and injuring
another in a back yard crowded
with revelers, police said. One sus-
pect was in custody.
The men apparently had a previ-
ous dispute with some of the party-
goers, Hialeah police spokesman
Jose Cargo said. When the two
showed up at the party, some of the
revelers threw beer bottles at them
to force them to leave.
One shooting suspect, Raul
Macadam Dominguez, 21, was
arrested shortly after the killings
around 12:30 a.m., Cargo said. He
was charged with first-degree mur-
der and firearm charges and was
being held without bond.
Detectives were trying to find
the other suspected gunman, Jean
Carlo Batista Perez, 24, Cargo said.

Security guard
fatally shoots man
ST. PETERSBURG A security
guard fatally shot an armed man
who broke into a jewelry show,
and a second masked suspect fled
the scene, police said.
The security guard was inside
the Coliseum in St. Petersburg
around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when
two men pried open the back door,
setting off the alarm, police
spokesman Bill Daniel said.
The guard confronted the two
men, who pointed their handguns
atfhim, Daniel said.
The guard fired several shots at
the men, who were wearing ski
masks, Daniel said: One man was
injured, while the other fled.
The state attorney's office will
review the shooting.

Fleeing suspect
hit by patrol car
BRADENTON A 23-year-old
man was killed when he was struck
by a police cruiser as he fled from
deputies, officials said.
Deputies had stopped Courtney
Fisher around 3 a.m. Sunday for a
traffic violation when he exited his
car and began running, a Manatee
County sheriff's office said. The two
deputies who stopped Fisher
began chasing on foot and called
for backup.
Fisher was running through
rows of homes near a school when
he darted out of a yard and was hit
by a cruiser driven by Deputy
Joshua Fleischer, 23, said Sgt. Nor-
man Parks of the Florida Highway
Patrol.
Fisher died on the scene. Investi-
gators did not find skid marks on
the road.
No charges were filed against
Fleischer, the report stated.

Court says state
can charge pilots
WASHINGTON-The Supreme
Court let stand Monday a lower rul-
ing allowing Florida prosecutors to
pursue charges against two fired
America West pilots accused of
being drunk in the cockpit.
Without comment, justices
turned aside the appeal from


Thomas Cloyd of Peoria, Ariz., and
co-pilot Christopher Hughes of
Leander, Texas. The 11th U.S. Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta had
ruled in July that Florida's prosecu-
tion should have run its course
before the federal courts got
involved.
Blood-alcohol results for Cloyd
and Hughes were above the state
drunkenness standard of 0.08 but
below the federal criminal standard
of 0.10. The state later .released
video showing the pilots had spent
much of the previous night drinking
at a popular bar in Miami's Coconut
Grove neighborhood.
Federal regulations ban pilots
from drinking within eight hours of
flights.


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to compete, the alternatives
would have stepped in.
"By sitting here today, you are
a winner," Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper told the contest-
ants before the, competition
began.
She told them they were con-
tinuing a tradition that was 200
years old. Spelling bees started in
the 1800s. She also reminded the
participants that a spelling bee
could be profitable. She said that
last year's national spelling bee
winner received over $12,000 in
cash and prizes.


Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon, who held the
spelling bee position of 'pro-
nouncer' told the spellers that
competition makes everyone
better and helps build toward
college.
The first and second place
winners will represent the coun-
ty in the regional spelling bee at
West Palm Beach next month.
The third place winner will serve
as an alternate.
Contestants included: Jared
Belcher, Osceola Middle School;
Irfan Chaudhray, Grace Christian
School; Angel Conlon, Grace
Christian School; Chad Ellerbee,
Everglades Elementary School;
Mark Falkenberg, Seminole Ele-
mentary School, Erica Frederick,
Central Elementary School; Lau-
ren Fusco, South Elementary


School;.Judd Harris, South Ele-
mentary School; Kayla Harrison,
North Elementary School; Jessi-
ca Jimenez, Central Elementary
School; Tony Ott, Seminole Ele-
mentary School; Carissa Quesa-
da, Everglades Elementary
School; and Corey White, Year-
ling Middle School.
Alternates were: Brittany Ball,
Central Elementary School; Sam
Casarez, North Elementary
School; Bradley Coleman, South
Elementary School; Colton
Jarvis, Everglades Elementary
School; Courtney Murphy, Year-
ling Middle School; Zunera
Naeem, Grace Christian School;
Eidrit Renteria, Seminole Ele-
mentary School; and Robyn
Tewksbury, Osceola Middle
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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).
Joseph Roy Spells, 29, of N.W.
42nd Ave. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on Dec. 29 and charged with viola-
tion of probation illegal use of
credit card, violation of probation -
grand theft and violation of probation
- dealing in stolen property. No
bond was set.
Erio Ochoa, 42, of N.W. 36th St.
in Okeechobee was arrested on Dec.
29 and charged with burglary. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Glenda Faye Brettelli, 42, of
N.E. 11th Lane in Okeechobee was
arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with
driving while license suspended with
knowledge habitual and 2 counts
possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Bond was set at $7,500.
Daniel Martinez, 44, of S.E. 27th
St. was arrested on Jan. 1 and
charged with burglary -conveyance
and grand theft. Bond was set at
$5,000.
Debra Thomas Arnold, N.W.
30th St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Dec. 30 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of para-
phernalia and possession of a pre-


scription drug wrong label. Bond was
set at $1,500.
Jeremy Temple Barfield, 18, of
S.E. 27th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Dec. 29 and charged with
fleeing, attempt to elude a law
enforcement officer, resisting without
violence and possession of an alco-
holic beverage by persons under 21.
Bond was set at $11,000.
Jack Robert Hugill, 44, of N.E.
1st St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Dec. 31 and charged with driving
while license suspended with knowl-
edge (habitual). Bond was set at
$2,500.
Shoney Yates, 37, of N.W. Fifth
St. in Okeechobee was arrested on
Dec. 30 and charged with violation of
probation DUI and violation of pro-
bation driving without a valid dri-
ver's license. Yates was arrested on
an Okeechobee County warrant. No
bond was set.
Romaldo Aguillon Martinez, 28,
of N.E. 8th Way in Okeechobee was
arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with
DUI. Bond was set at $1,000.
Josuel Tuzul, 21, of Indiantown
was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged
with DUI and no valid driver's license.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Alejandro Jaime, 25, of Bear
Road in Okeechobee was arrested
on Jan. 1 and charged with DUI.
Bond was set at $500.


Diana Cruz, 31, of N.W. 36th St.
was arrested on Dec. 30 and charged
with DUI and leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Ryan Luke Rothenay, 27, of
Alaska was arrested on Jan. 1 and
charged with DUI. Bond was set at
$2,500.
Michael Huggins, 38, of N.W.
98th St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Dec. 29 and charged with DUI
impairment with three priors and driv-
ing while license suspended with pri-
ors. Huggins was arrested on an
Okeechobee County warrant. Bond
was set at $20,000.
James Allen Grover, 21, of S.E.
27th St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Dec. 30 and charged with violation
of probation burglary of a structure
and violation of probation grand
theft. No bond was set.
Christopher Hamner, 21, of S.E.
30th St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Dec. 31 and charged with violation
of probation grand theft and viola-
tion of probation false report to law
authority.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges
dropped against them is welcome to
inform the newspaper. The informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.


FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY


UF second to Harvard in National Merit Scholars


GAINESVILLE The Univer-
sity of Florida has more Nation-
al Merit Scholars than any other
public university in the nation
and is second only to Harvard
University among all universi-
ties, according to the not-for-
profit group awarding the schol-
arship.
Florida also is the top-rank-
ing public institution in recruit-
ing National Achievement
Scholars, a program recogniz-
ing high-scoring minority stu-
dents, and is fourth among all
universities.
In the 2004-2005 school year,
the state's flagship public uni-
versity recruited 259 National
Merit Scholars, while Harvard's
freshman class included 312.
They scored in the top one-half
percent of the seniors in their
state on a qualifying exam.
Florida's No. 2 overall rank-
ing improved from fourth in
2003.


Forty minority students rec-


Joe Glover, interim provost


ognized as National Achieve- and senior vice president for
ment Scholars attended Florida academic affairs, credited the
last fall, compared to Harvard recruiting success to the
with 85, Yale University with 61 school's academic environ-
and Stanford University with 57. ment, faculty and student body.


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

Catering service
I was just wondering if Okeechobee had a catering service for
like dinners or banquets and if they do could you let me know."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. There ate some restaurants in
town that have catering services, and they are listed in the yel-
low pages under catering.)
Ramp Lights
"I was just wondering why at Lock 7 at the boat ramp, there
are no lights or security there? It is a very bad place to put your
boat in early in the morning, I mean you are in the dark. There
are lights there but there is nothing lit, just wondering what the
problem is." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We checked with
the county's parks and recreation office and were told those
lights were checked recently and were working. Since there is
no electricity at the ramp, the lights are solar powered and are
equipped with a battery that stores the power. This battery has
a feature that automatically shuts it off to protect the battery
from complete discharge. The problem at this time of year is
that because it gets dark so early the lights come on early and
stay on longer. So it's quite possible that because the lights are
on so much longer right now that the batteries are shutting
down before daylight. However, the head of the department
said they would be checked again to make sure they are work-
ing.)
Garbage
"I live on U.S. 441 S. and I put my garbage out. I have called
them several times. It is more than I usually put out and I would
be perfectly willing to pay for it. But I have called them several
times and they have still not picked it up. It is now 7 p.m. on Sat-
urday night and I am ashamed that they still haven't come."
Photo
"I am reading Sunday paper. And I called in awhile ago about
the full face view of the new sheriff's wife when they swore him
in and not a full face view of the new sheriff." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. We chose the photo because it was a true
depiction of what took place at the sheriffs swearing-in cere-
mony; everyone was smiling; and, because it was simply a
good picture. It just so happened that the sheriff's wife was
standing in the center as her husband and Judge William
Hendry shook hands. As for a photo of Sheriff's May face, we
have run several photos of him in the past months.)
Image
"This is about Jeb Bush, he said George W sent him to the Far
East to improve his image. He should take care of his own image
and take care of the destruction over there. Jeb Bush used you
people. He should stay in the state of Florida and take care, of us
and put our people first. Keep our noses out of the federal busi-
ness because George W. can't trust his own people."
Skating Rink
"Scotty's is closing up and it would be a perfect place for a
skating rink for the children of Okeechobee, since they closed
the old one down. We need a place for these kids to play. Scotty's
would be a perfect place for a skating rink, let's think about that."



Community Events

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.

Teen block party scheduled
The Communities in Schools will host their next 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 class-
es. 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
until 1 p.m. The fee is $25 for the first class and $5 per class there-
after 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.





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Our Purpose...
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Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables iis newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community Since no
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Amendment of the U.S Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
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tate community debate, not to
dominate t with our own opinions
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interest or potential conflicts to our
readers
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each correction to the prominence
it deserves
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we write about
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At Your Service On Page 2


The old ways
Sometime every day you hear
on the TV about recycling, and
the overweight problem in the
country.
My generation put the empty
milk bottles on the front steps and
the milkman took them and left
fresh milk, not in cartons.
The garbage went out on Tues-
day night and the local farmer
picked it up to slop the hogs. The
trash went out on Thursday night,
what there was of it.
You went to the butcher and
bought a piece of meat and he
wrapped it in one piece of paper
- no plastic carton.
Soda bottles were returned to
the store .2 cents for a small
bottle, and .5 cents for a large bot-
tle. That's how the kids got movie
money, collecting bottles around
the neighborhood.
Daddy and I bundled the
papers and rags and took them to
the rag man for .10 cents a pound.
You shouldn't complain about
the dumps being full when every-
thing is prepackaged or bought at
a fast food restaurant. You ate
what you bought daily. Some-
times if the money was tight you
had stewed tomatoes and bread
and you were glad to get it.
Snacks and soda were considered
a treat.
Mother gathered laundry form
the second floor and carried it to
the basement. She sorted all the
clothes and started with the white
load in the wringer washer. One
washer full of water did all the
laundry. She carried it outside and
hung it on the clothesline, not a


dryer. She brought it back, ironed
it and carried it back upstairs and
put it away.
Floors were scrubbed on your
hands and knees there were
no Swiffers.
Groceries were pulled home
from the market in a wagon. If
she had a doctor's appointment,
she walked to his office which
was open from 2 until 4 p.m., and
from 6 until 8 p.m. and she
waited her turn.
Most women didn't drive.
Women didn't have time to sit
around and get fat.
In the summer we took down
the storm windows and hung the
screens from a ladder up against
the wall.
You did your own auto repairs
because when you opened the
hood you could actually see the
engine.
If you needed hot water, you
went to the basement and lit the
hot water heater. While you were
down there you might put a shov-
el of coal on the fire or sift a few
ashes.
Kids played outdoors -
jumped rope, played hopscotch,
tire ball or hide and seek there
were no computers. This was all
good exercise.
People won't get thin pushing
buttons, eating precooked meals
and driving everywhere they go.
Instead of preaching to us on TV,
go after the people who package
all this stuff. I like convenience as
much as everyone else, but I think
we've come to far from the old
ways.
F. Rusty Lewis


Upcoming Events

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 wel-
come. 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 com-
munity 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 Census, IGI (Inter-
national 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 Information,
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) 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. qal.E.arl at
(863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902.S. Parrott Ae.;, 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 located
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 depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you
listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hos-
pital in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical advisor Dr. Heller. For
more information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For more information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at 467-0359.

Thursday
SDiabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital
cafeteria. For more information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-2780.
(Tantie Quilters) meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more information, call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020 or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Goldbn Corral. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in
attending is welcome. For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-
7100.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596, or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984 for the next
camping site.




Crime Prevention Tip

Do not make withdrawals from your
bank at the request of strangers or
new acquaintances.



Quote of the Day

"A great many people think they are thinking
when they are merely re-arranging their
prejudices."
-William James


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
This picture was taken by John Kunkel Small in May of
1925. It is a pond that is covered with water hyacinth and
was taken on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. Do
you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring
them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St.,
and we can copy them while you wait.




Community Events

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.

Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, Jan.
13, at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Services network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday,
Jan. 14, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Adminis-
tration Building. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue
and problem solving in our community through the collabora-
tive efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For
information, call 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.

Trailriders schedule saddle series
The Big Lake Trailriders' annual saddle series starts on Jan.
15, and will run through October. Shows will start at 1 p.m., with
the saddle series starting at 3 p.m. January through May. June
through October shows start at 2 p.m., with the saddle series
starting at 4:30 p.m. Riders compete for points, with each high-
point winner receiving a saddle at the end of the series. The pub-
lic is welcome to participate or just Watch. For more, contact
Heather Broadrick at (863) 634-2612 after 5 p.m.

Consumer debt topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWVFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Jessica
Cecere, president of consumer credit counseling service of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure Coast. The topic will be the holi-
day financial hangover and getting yourself out of debt. For more
information, call Consumer Credit Counseling Service at (866)
330-2227; or, go to their web site at www.cccsinc.org; or,
www.cccenespanol.org for Spanish speaking consumers.

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.

Kingsmen Quartet in concert
The Kingsmen Quartet will be in concert Saturday, Jan. 15, at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. For information, call (863) 763-3519.

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.


Letter to the Editor







The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, January 11, 2005 o


Your choice in beverages can affect losing weight


If you want to lose weight or just
be healthier in 2005, you may find
the little things do count. Small
changes in lifestyle can reap big
rewards.
Watch what you drink and be
aware of the calories in beverages.
If you drink more than 4 ounces
of fruit juice a day, you may be con-
suming more sugar than you think.
Juice is concentrated fructose, nat-
ural fruit sugar. While a small glass
of juice in the morning is well
worth the calories when you con-
sider the vitamins it contains, drink-
ing more than 4 ounces of juice a
day can contribute to obesity.
Studies have found that children
who drink juice more than once a
day have a much higher risk of
becoming obese because they, fill
up on the fruit sugar and may not
be eating other healthy foods. One


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cup of orange juice has about 100
calories.
A 12-ounce Coca-Cola has 155
calories. Since these calories come
from sugar, they are considered
"empty calories". An "empty calo-
rie" refers from a food that provides
no positive nutritional value no
vitamins, no minerals, no protein.
Milk is a good choice with meals
because milk contains protein and


calcium. The protein in milk helps
maintain the "full" feeling 'and is
digested slowly, which helps to
keep blood sugar levels steady.
Lowfat milk has about 100 calories
in one cup.
Alcoholic beverages can be high
in calories. A regular 12-ounce beer
has about 170 calories. A jigger of
alcohol (brandy, bourbon, gin or
vodka) has about 100 calories. A 4-
ounce glass of wine has about 100
calories.
Coffee and tea are nearly calorie
free alone.
If you start adding milk and
sugar, the calories pile on. A medi-
um cappuccino has about 110
calories. Coffee and tea should be
limited because they contain caf-
feine, which is a diuretic and can
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tame has been found to stimulate
the appetite, so diet drinks don't
really help you lose weight as they
just make you hungrier.
The smart dieter drinks water -
lots of water. Eight glasses a day is
recommended for good hydration.
Water helps you lose weight by
flushing the toxins out of your sys-


tern. It also improves skin tone.
Water has no calories.
How many calories are too
many? It depends on your desired
weight and activity level. For those
with a moderately active lifestyle,
figure about 12 calories a day per
pound to maintain your desired
weight. If you want to weigh 130
pounds, that's 1,560 calories a day.


Those who are very active, may
need more calories. Those who are
not very active, need less.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy".


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of college
Illinois and Kansas remained 1-2 0
in the AP college basketball poll for necd
the sixth straight week, while Mar- wee
quette and Oklahoma cracked the bigg
Top 25 for the first time this season I
Monday. Bos
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State and Purdue this week, 1
received 58 first-place votes and Geo
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media panel. Against Purdue, Illi- IV
nois trailed at halftime for the first the
time this season, ning
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over Texas A & M and Kentucky, rank
were No. 1 on 13 ballots and had last.
1,730 points. The win over Ken- 21.
tucky was Kansas' first on an oppo- (
nent's court this season. strai
North Carolina, Wake Forest Duk
and Duke held third through fifth carr
with the Tar Heels, who beat Mary- sern
land 109-75 on Saturday, getting the Sho
only other first-place vote. for
Oklahoma State and Syracuse reach
switched places at sixth and sev- It
enth as did Georgia Tech and Ken- out
tucky at eighth and ninth. Texas drol
advanced five spots to No. 10. poir
Mississippi State moved from land
18th to 11th, and was followed by reac
Connecticut, Boston College, \
Washington, Michigan State, Gon- the'
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and.Pittsburgh. tainE


basketball poll
Boston College (13-0) beat Con- split games --- losing 84-46 at Vil-
ticut and Providence in its first lanova and beating St. John's 64-60.
ek in the poll and had the week's Iowa (12-3), which lost to Michi-
,est jump from 25th to 13th. gan and Ohio State last week, had
llinois, Kansas, Duke and the biggest drop, falling from 14th
ton College are the only remain- to 24th.
undefeated teams in Division 1. The Hawkeyes were one of 11
The last five ranked teams were ranked teams to lose last week, but
orge Washington, Marquette, were the only two-time losers.
)ama, Iowa and Oklahoma. Maryland's fall left the Atlantic
Marquette (13-1) moved into Coast Conference with four teams
rankings on a four-game win- in the Top 25. The ACC had tied the
g streak since its only loss, 48-43 record with seven ranked teams
rizona. The Golden Eagles were and had them there for five straight
ked nine of the first 10 weeks weeks. Virginia and North Carolina
season, reaching as high as No. State fell out last Monday.
The ACC (North Carolina, Wake
Oklahoma (11-2) has won five Forest, Duke, Georgia Tech), the Big
ght games since a 78-67 loss to East (Syracuse, Connecticut,'
:e. The Sooners' other loss Boston College, Pittsburgh) and the
ie against Washington in the Big 12 (Kansas, Oklahoma State,
lifinals of the Great Alaska Texas, Oklahoma) are tied with
otout. Oklahoma was ranked four teams each in the Top 25. The
the first 13 polls last season, Big Ten, Southeastern Conference
;hing as high as No. .6. and Conference USA each have
Mlaryland and West Virginia fell three ranked teams.
of the poll. The Terrapins (9-3) North Carolina is involved in
pped from 22nd after the 34- two of this week's four double-
it loss at North Carolina. Mary- ranked games. The Tar Heels host
I had been ranked all season, Georgia Tech on Tuesday and are at
hing as high as 12th. Wake Forest on Saturday.
West Virginia (11-1) moved into Also, Louisville is at Cincinnati
Top 25 for the first time since on Saturday, while Connecticut
7 last week, but the Moun- played Oklahoma on Monday
eers fell from 21st when they night.


Military personnel offered


fishing trip on the Big '0'


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Last year was Okeechobee's
first time for the Take A Service
Person Fishing (TASPF) pro-
gram. This program was started
to show military personnel that
Okeechobee is proud of them
for risking their lives to protect
our way of life.
It is a way of saying thank
you.
The recipient last year was
1st Sergeant Mark Remini from
Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne.
His guest was Staff Sergeant
Gary Everell, who had served
with him in Iraq. The drawing is
open to any service person who


has served in Iraq or
Afghanistan. This includes ship
and aircraft personnel. The
drawing will be held at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW post
approximately 30 days prior to
the trip, which is scheduled for
April 15 through 17.
This year's trip is almost the
same as last year's. The winner
and guest will receive two days
fishing on Lake Okeechobee
with a local guide each day. All
bait and tackle will be furnished.
Meals will be provided by
area restaurants including
breakfast at Pogey's Restaurant
and Pat's Caf6; Friday night's
steak dinners at the Buckhead


Ridge VFW; and Saturday and
Sunday night's dinners at the
Golden Corral and R.J. Gator's,
respectively.
They will also receive a $50
gift card donated by Wal-Mart
and three nights at the Pier II
Motel.
Hats, shirts and a portion of
the cost of the bait will be donat-
ed by Okeechobee Fishing
Headquarters.
Anyone interested in helping
make this trip bigger and better
than last year, or know a mem-
ber of the Armed Forces they
would like to nominate, should
contact Ron at (863) 357-7949
or Art at (863) 357-2656.


O.G.& C.C. Weekly Results

PI.G.S. League Ford and Don Grey. Jan. 7: first place Kenny Cur-
Jan. 5: first place Don Heath, ran, second place (tie) Randy
Jan. 4: first place John Moore, second place Bob Braunsetter, Ketcherside and Russ Papy, clos-
second place Bill Beaton, last last place O.L. Raulerson, closest est to the pin- (11 and 17) Randy
place Randy Ketcherside, closest to the pin Joe Albrechta, Paul Ketcherside, (2 and 11) Verlie
to the pin John Moore, Jack Timko and Russ Adams Sr. Moore.


Sports Brief


BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be safe
light until 3 p.m. The tournament
will be fished out of the Okee-


Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of 100
boats, first place will pay $3,000;
second place $1,500; third place,
$750; fourth place $500 and fifth
place $250. There will also be a
biggest fish award of $1,000, also
based on a 100 boat field. A small-
er field will result in lower, prorat-


ed payouts with 60 percent of the
entry fees being returned as prize
money.
Advance registration closes on,
Jan. 26. Entries will be taken on
the morning of the tournament,'
but must be paid in cash only.
For more information, contact,
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-
4663, ext. 1820.


Courtesy photo
Emmick & Sons
Members of the 6 and under Okeechobee Park and Recreation's Emmick & Sons., Inc.
youth soccer team are: (in no particular order) Logan Laskey, Daniel Mederos, Eion
DeAbreu, Jr., Amer Elhindi, Juan Pacheco, Brady Rhodes, Jarret Emmick, Jacob
Emmick, Ross Laskey, Kyle Mann, Adrian Hernandez, Brian Chapman and David Perdo-
ma. Their coaches were Tasha Emmick, Georgeann Mann and Doug Laskey.


When it comes to fighting cancer,
Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology has been
leading the way on the Treasure Coast.
Our compassionate staff and caring physicians use the latest advances in
treatment techniques and equipment, giving our patients the best chance to
beat cancer. Our state of the art treatments include:
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Mammosite Breast CancerTherapy
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) 3-D Ultrasound Image Guided Therapy
CT/MRI Fusion Technology
At Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology, you are treated with the care and respect you
deserve. We also offer courtesy van transportation for your convenience.


Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology Associates

Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
David J. Harter, M.D. Alan S. Krimsley, M.D.
Ronald H.Woody, M.D.


4 Girls Limo
Members of the 6 and under Okeechobee Park and Recreation's 4 Girls Limo youth soc-
cer team are: (in no particular order) Zachary Kielbasa, Nolan Carpenter, Gabe Greseth,
Logan Lipscomb, Cole Carpenter, Charles Murphy, Megan Hargraves, Dustin Holmes,
Haley Bryner, Pernell Bert, Pierce Brown, Apolonia Nunez and Salvador Medina. They
were coached by Anita Nunez, Cathie Carpenter and Chuckie Suarez.


Mid-Florida
Cancer Center
604W. Midway Road,
White City, FL
(772) 468-3222


Port St. Lucie
Cancer Center
1780 S.E. Hillmoor Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL
(772) 335-2115


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, January 11, 2005


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
ill.
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.mn.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7and 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 Ill "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.
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You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
I sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
, looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W.
Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. Easy to use
because we use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently the library is
staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Wednesday evening 6 to 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at 763-
4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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Advertiser assumes responsi-
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Some classified categories
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These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Moemoarlam 125
Found 130
Lest 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Persoals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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




BLACK LAB, Neutered Male,
Viking Area. Just moved
here, children heart brok-
en. If found please call
:863-763-3134 ext. 242
CAT black & white neutered
male. On medication. Ap-
prox. 18-20 Ibs. Call
(863)675-3256.
CAT lost in the vic. of SW
9th str. long hair calico de-
clawed. brown mark on
nose (863)697-3945
CAT pure light orange. Ap-
prox. 15 yrs. old. 15 lbs.
Call (863)675-3256.

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

MAN'S WALKING CANE- 1
of a kind, Shaft/hickory,
top/brass goose head.
(863)763-2865.
PITBULL black, older with
graying on muzzle. Red
collar. Vic. of Platts Bluff.
Call (863)467-6960.
SIAMESE DECLAWED
Small chocolate Point Neu.
tered Male lost 12/23/04
(863)467-7517

BLK. LAB
mixed 7 mon. old
gets along w/other animals.
(863)763-0268
CAT Free to a good home
(863)357-1522
or (863)634-6596

CHURCH PEWS
4) 16' Long w/some water
damage. You Haul.
(863)697-1897 Lake Port
Free to good home: 2 Tiger
w/white kittens, 4Vs mos.
old, male, wormed.
(863)946-0490
HAMSTERS- (3), 1 to 1V2
mo old, to good home
only, (863)357-0346 Tina,
call times 11am-10pm.


MOBILE HOME 67'
12x45 2bd/rm must
be moved
aft. 9pm (863)983-8957
RABBIT MANURE Free,
y ou pick up, by the truck
oad or bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof


OKEECHOBEE
WED & THURS. 1/12 & 1/13
8am-? 5924 NE 3rd. Lane
behind maquito creek
store on 70, Car, furniture,
small apple exercise
equipment, & books all
types. Dishes and much
more.

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

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Employment


Empl oyment -
Full-T ime 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


BABYSITTER
w/References
Will care for 1 child,
3pm-11pm, in my home or
yours. Call 863-801-1719
or 863-801-1643
CARPENTERS NEED
For Growing
Construction Company.
Experience a MUST.
Benefit Package.
.(863)467-0831 D/F/W/P
CHEF/KITCHEN
MANAGER.
Needed for new restaurant.
High starting salary.
Fax application/resumes
to (863)763-9019.
CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS/LABORERS
$9. hr. & up. Must speak
fluent English & have
reliable transportation.
563-299-0127
Server &
Hostess Needed
1111 SParrottAve.
Clock Restaurant

CORAL POOLS
Is Now Hiring for
ALL PHASES OF
POOL CONSTRUCTION
ePlumbers,
*Form & Steel,
*Laborers,
Willing To Train.
Excellent Pay & Benifits
A CALL TODAY!
772-567-1125
Delivery Driver
Top Pay, Benefits
Experienced, Class A
CDL, Clean license
Tampa Farm Service
19200 SW
Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown,FL 34956
772-597-2000
DRIVER NEEDED
Class B w/tanker &
hazmat endorsement,
clean driving record
required EDE.
(863)763-7557


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THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Is accepting applications
for the following position.
Salesperson, Rock Pit
Big Cypress Reservation
Responsible for the marketing and
selling of construction/road materi-
als, Developing and establishing new
markets. Implementing distributor/
seller marketing programs. Identify
and qualify prospective customers.
Negotiate and close sales. Increase
the number of profitable customers
and grow sales revenue. Require-
ments for this position includes: Ex-
cellent communications & marketing
skills. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in construc-
tion sales pref. High School Dip. or
GED. Salary: $40,000 (negotiable
based on exp. with 10% bonus).
Exc. benefits' (medical, dental,
401 K). Fax resume with salary histo-
ry to (954)967-3477.


THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Is accepting applications for the
following position.
Salesperson, Turtle Farm
Brighton Reservation
The position is responsible for the
marketing and selling of products
from the turtle Farm. Developing and
establishing new markets. Develop-
ing and implementing distributor/
seller marketing programs. Identify
and qualify prospective customers.
Increase the number of profitable
customers and grow sales revenue.
Excellent communications & market-
ing skills. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in bulk
food product sales (pref). High
School Dip. or GED. Salary: $40,000
(negotiable based on exp with 10%
bonus). Exc. benefits (medical, den-
tal, 401K). Fax resume to (954)967-
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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


EXPERIENCED
Dozer end dump &
roller operators & labors
(863)634-5120
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EXPERIENCED HOUSE-
KEEPER WANTED 1 day a
week, must have referenc-
es. 873 467-7446.
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W & W LUMBER
IS EXPANDING
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


PARTS DELIVERY
Full Time
Bi-Lingual Preferred
Apply in Person at
S131 SE 8th Ave.
Okeechobee, Fla
(863)763-3939


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WAITRESS Needed break-
fast & lunch (863)763-
2826 Mooney
DRWP


FINISH
DOZER OPERATOR'
Only Experienced
Need Apply. *
Great wages
for right person!
Apply in person @
Woody's Trucking, -
5151 Kentworkth Blvd.',
Sebring, FL 33870

Immediate Opening for'
Exp'd Cook. .Crossroad
Restaurant. (863)763-
8333.

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.f
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person A#
406 NW. 4th St.
-I
Supervisor
To operate forklift, bobcat &
lay sod. Bilingual, good
driving record, high school
education, Mon. thru Fri.,
8-6, Pays $492.40 Ier
wk.0vertime $18.47 per
hr. Send resume to: Work-
force Program Support,
P.O. Box 10869, Tallahas-
see, FL 32302-0869. Ref-
erence Job Order
#FL2548147.
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

WRECKER/TRUCK DRIVER
Contact BMJ Towing
419 SW 2nd Ave
No Phone Calls Please


ORTHODONTIC
ASSISTANT
Up-Beat, High quality office
seeks team player. Previ-
ous experience a plus but.
will train. Part-Time.
Please fax your resume'to
(863)467-2347.

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BABY SITTER NEEDED
P/T: Mon. & Wed. 4p-10p
& Some weekends.,
863-763-3125 Christie

COOK
Part time for
Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
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JUVENILE CORRECTION
OFFICERS NEEDED
Competitive Pay & Bonuses.
Apply in person @
Career One Stop Center
in Okeechobee, or
Call Diana Fetrow
(863)357-9922




ROAD/BRIDGE CO.

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

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

. Immediate 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



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


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


Demonstrators Needed
$$$ EARN EXTRA $$$
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week, Fri.-Sun. Demo
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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


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


DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.
FREEZER- Small, 6 cubic',
good condition, $125,
(863)946-2989.

REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu',
white, $60, (863)675-
0104.

REFRIGERATOR Side by
side white 23.6 cu. ft. w/
ice maker/dispenser $350
(863)763-1884 aft.4pm
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
WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/ both.
(863)675-4858




41
BIKE, Whizzer, Moterized
w/120 mls. Like new cond.
$1500 (863)467-2491

LADIES 3.SPD- Huffy, 26"
good cond, $25
(863)763-1997




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



GALVANIZED STEEL ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1 X 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.


Services




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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment"
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsLights 6410
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
To &C 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.


Employment
Full Time 205


I. Spca oic


Employment
Full Time 205


I Special Notic E l


Employment
Full Time


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.




Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good exercise bike.
(863)357-2233
EXERCISE MACHINE, Wei-
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



CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920




4 LIGHT CHANDOLIER
Large 3 way lamp
All for $25.
(863)467-1032
AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

KITCHEN CABINETS-
Mahogany, Formica,
Top and Bottom,
$150, (863)467-3645.
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VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby
w/attachments. $50
(863)763-0634



ELECTRIC SCOOTER
used 1 time
$2500
(863)763-9135
ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.


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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- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic/
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.



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




HUSKY/PITBULL MIX
All have blue eyes.
6 wks. old. $50 each.
(863)763-5663
LAB MIX, Male, 1/2 yrs. old.
Loveable & Friendly. $50
To good home only.
(863)634-2424
LOVEBIRDS, (2), with cage,
$50. (863)357-0232


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.


DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.
xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor includ-
ed. $125 239-728-5227
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
COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
(863)357-1078.

COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leather,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED
Good mattresses
$100
(863)763-7931
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
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
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
FULL BED
& Dresser
Good cond. $500
Call (863)357-1522
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.
LOVE SEAT brown & white,
walnut trim. $30. Call
(863)763-9647.

MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
RECLINER Maroon. $45.
Call (863)467-5477.


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.


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



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230

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


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products? 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 8295
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies C60
Seeds.-Plants
Flowers 865


HORSES- 1- Quarterhorse,
.mare, 10yrs old, 1- half
Quarterhorse half Arabian,
true Strawberry Roan, 3 yr
old filly, $2000 will sell
sep.(863)763-7057.

HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, /4
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.

HORSE TURNOUT BLAN-
KETS- 2 canvas & cotton,
camo 72" new $60, will
separate, (863)763-0981.

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


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



PRESSURE SPRAYER 12
volt, 25 gallon. 4250. Call
(863)763-4154.


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


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos'*
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 94.5
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10' '
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10415
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 106.5
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1l00

. i ,- I -
3BD./2BA CBS 1car gar.
alarm, tile, New carpet/
paint, Irg. lot, $119,900
(772)486-3214.

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

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

RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
Property in Trade.
$163,000. 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158


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

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

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

Okeechobee 10 +/- Acres
Backs Up To Kissimmee
Prairie State Park I
Equestrian/Investment
$195,000 firm
COASTAL REALTY &
MANAGEMENT INC.
561-357-0554 owner/agent



BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764
HALF ACRE Spot in the Sun.
$25,000 or best offer
(863)763-6930 or
(772)284-1780



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU 237




WATERFRONT ON TAYLOR
CREEK- 2BR, 3BA, With a
sleeping loft, 1 car garage,
CBS const. on 3/4 acre,
new roof, paint & carpet.
Asking $335K For Sale by
Owner. (561)389-8277.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicies/ATVs 3035


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
DUCK SKIFF, Fiberglass,
12 ft., 25 hp Merc. elec.
start w/trlr. All new equip.
$1800 (863)467-7406
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 trl. 18-22"
Galvanized Boxed con-
struction, Single Axle,
$995 (863)467-8629
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT
'97, 20' 200hp Mariner
Supermag, runs great galv
tri $6000 (863)467-7406.
SKEETER BASS BOAT, '86-
$3500. (863)675-1570.




DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6988
863-357-2633 after 5 pm
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 40lb., Bow mount,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.
TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.



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



HONDA 1982 mint condi-
tion. Runs & looks great.
$1000 or best offer. Call
(863)675-3724.
SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
2700 Miles, Loaded. $4900
. (863)467-1897

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 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction

Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utilty Trailers 4065
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
CORVETTE 81'
Red 350 4 spd. T-tops CD
$5500 or best offer
(863)634-4483 Rich
CUTLASS SIERRA 1990 &
VOYAGER VAN 1989
$300 for both, will sep.
(863)467-2544
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.


BATH TUB, Porcelain on
steel. White. Like new. $50
best offer. 863-357-0614




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



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


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 441 N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


Mobile Homes Sale 2020



SKYLINE 2 BR, 1 BA, 14x
46, In Okeechobee. Good
cond. Ready to be moved.
$16,000 772-343-0319
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


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helps you understand the
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the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good credit highway today!


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

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


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

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.
HONDA CRX 1991 2 door
automatic, Runs excellent.
$2500. (863)357-1805.

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

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
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, $35010. (863)357-
2816


JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.
JEEP PICK-UP 89'
4wh dr good
woods buggy w/parts $450
(863)634-5243

Golf Carts,
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BUGGY TIRES, 18.4X38
Good Year, 8 ply, 70" Tall on
6 lug, 2V2 ton bolt pattern.
$2500 (863)467-2423
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
GMIVIC 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 6V2 ft. bed. $400.
863-634-6099 After 4pm
FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.
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HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel
Easy Slide, 15 K lb. cap.
w/mounting rails. $325
772-285-8405 Okeechobee
TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
ob or Lv msg.
TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
Ask for Bob or Lv msg.

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


'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L, A/C, Runs good,
$1500,
(863)357-6825


CHEV PU, '1945- $2500.
(863)675-1570.


CHEV 810. '93- has been
wrecked, good engine,
good tires, $200
(863)675-1570.
CHEVY SILVERADO, '01,
74k mi., $2000 down,
takeover payments.
(863)763-5147
F150 '79 Wrecked, for
parts, rebuilt 302, Edel
Brock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305
HARD TONNEAU COVER by
Florida Line. Fits all Chevy
trucks '99-'03. Metallic
gray. $450. Call
(863)634-1710.



CAR HAULER
dual axle 16-6
$1000
(863)983-6639
CARGO/CAR Haurer 04'
Hallmark 24' Like new
for details $5950
(863)763-8127


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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005'
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


Change In School Board
Meeting Date
The regular meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board for Janu-
ary has been rescheduled to Tues-
day, January 18, 2005, at 6:00
p.m., in Room 303 of the School
Board Administrative Office located
at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. The purpose of the
meeting is to conduct regular
School Board business. The meet-
ing is open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
544518 ON 1 411/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, JAN-
UARY 25, 2005 AT 3:30 P.M. IN
ROOM B-111 AT THE INDIAN RIV-
ER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIXON
HENDRY CAMPUS AT 2229 N.W.
9TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972. NOTICE IS ALSO
GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUES-
DAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 AN
AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD
IN ROOM B-120 ON THE MAIN
CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVE-
NUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT
BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION AR-
GUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES
OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT
EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT
FACATTHAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE
MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF
THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN
DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISH-
ING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS
OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT
TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBA-
TIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS IS MADE.
546517 ON 1/11/05

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DAYTONA BEACH The
Internet has helped bring back
"swampland" sales in Florida as
companies portray fairly worth-
less property as good invest-
ments, taking advantage of
unwary out-of-state buyers.
Some of the lots are actually
underwater.
Weeks after saying they were
unaware of the trend on Internet
auction site eBay, regulators with
the state Division of. Land Sales,
Condominiums and Mobile
Homes now are investigating the
practice for possible violations.
Division chief Michael Cochran
declined to provide any details of
the investigation.
Padamjeet Singh wouldn't be
able to find the Volusia County
property he purchased in August
if he tried. It's stuck on the fringes
of a "vast water recharge area" -
or a swamp in layman's terms -
just east of DeLand in central
Florida.
There are no roads to the prop-
erty, just muddy trails. The proper-
ty Singh bought for $7,900 is in
University Highlands, one of
dozens of swampy areas market-
ed by swindlers as investments in
the 1960s and 70s to buyers who
paid for the land without seeing it
first.
Glenn Storch, a land-use
attorney, notes that there's noth-
ing illegal about selling a piece
of land for any price a buyer is
willing to spend. State authori-
ties agree.
Under state law, the division is
responsible for determining


whether sellers of subdivided
land, like many on eBay, register
with the state and submit adver-
tising for review for fraudulent or
misleading claims.
Typical ads begin with large-
type statements hyping sun-
drenched beaches, proximity of
Central Florida attractions and
skyrocketing Florida property val-
ues. The ads usually'contain dis-
claimers in the small print that the
land is offered for speculative pur-
poses only, and no building proj-
ects are planned.
Though most sellers are care-
ful in their eBay ads to describe
sites as uncleared, undeveloped


"investment properties" rather
than home sites, some are loaded
with statements that could be
misleading, or even illegal, said
William Sanborn, a retired state
land-sales investigator.
EBay officials have no plans to
restrict or eliminate advertising of
lots on the Web site. Buyers are
responsible for investigating land
offers, even if sellers post exagger-
ated or misleading sales pitches
on eBay, company spokesman
Hani Durzy said.
Editor's Note: Information
from: Daytona Beach News-Jour-
nal, http://www.news-joumalon-
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