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Vol. 96 No. 12 Wednesday, January 12, 2005 50 Plus tax


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Briefs
Tell us
about your club
The Okeechobee News is
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 -cytact OCPD Delec- '
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: 470
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


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Lake level -4'
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Open house: Arnold's Wildlife in need of donations
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Florida State University graduate Stacey Haworth is interning at Arnold's Wildlife. She
has a degree in biology and is currently studying wildlife rehabilitation. She is working
with one of the young alligators currently residing at the facility.

Center prepares for open house


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Arnold's Wildlife, like the rest
of the area, has been through a
great deal since the hurricanes
blew through and destroyed a lot
of the wildlife rehabilitation facili-
ty. Even as Sue Arnold, a licensed
wildlife rehabilitator and a group
of volunteers worked diligently to
repair the damage, animals con-
tinued to be brought to them in
the aftermath of the storm.
Arnold's made room for these
animals, took them in and nur-
tured them back to health as they
went about the job of cleaning
and repairing the facility.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is a rehabilitation and
education center whose mission
is to bring people and wildlife
together and develop an aware-
ness of the value of our Florida.
wildlife. They are a non-profit
organization and rely heavily on
donations and fundraisers to pay
for the food and medical needs of
its residents. Even though they
are USDA, state and federal
licensed they receive no funding


BOCC faces



varied agenda



on Thursday


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners face a varied agenda
at their bimonthly meeting on
Thursday.
Probably the item with the
most far reaching effects will be
a tax break proposal for a
prospective Okeechobee Coun-
ty industry.
A building product manufac-
turing company is considering
locating in Okeechobee County.
Commissioners will consider a
resolution that would approve
the applicant for the state's Qual-
ified Target Industry Tax Refund
Program. This would give the
industry a variety of tax refunds
up to $5 million over a five year


period depending on the num-
ber of jobs created and the aver-
age pay rates.
The proposed industry would
create 1200 jobs at an average
pay rate of $18.75 per hour.
The company's identity is
being held in confidence in
accordance with Florida
Statutes.
The board is scheduled to
hear comments from Joey
Hoover of the economic council
concerning county project priori-
tization and from George Dukes
of Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ation Association concerning
expansion of the concession
stand at the sports complex.
See BOCC- Page 2


OUA discusses


water treatment


plant expansion


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This young barn owl was brought to Arnold's Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center from Clewiston. It is thriving from
the care it has been receiving at the center.


from any government agency. In
order to keep these licenses they
must strive to constantly keep up
with changing regulations and
requirements. One of the newest


requirements is that they con-
struct a flight cage for the birds of
prey that they take in for rehabili-
See Wildlife Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their monthly meeting
Tuesday morning, the board of
directors of the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) dis-
cussed plans for the water
treatment plant expansion,
leased out some of their prop-
erty for grazing and reviewed
requests for damages from flea
market management and ten-
ants.
As a requirement to obtain a
state revolving loan for their


wastewater treatment plant
expansion, OUA was required
to hold' a public meeting to
explain the project, including
cost and impact on user
charges.
The capacity of the current
plant is 1.0 million gallons per
day. The plant currently has an
average flow of 750,000 gallons
per day with peaks of over one
million gallons a day.
In 2004, the board author-
ized the design of an addition
See OUA- Page 2


(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
inent District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Classifieds ...... 12-14
Comics ...........11
Community Events .4, 9
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out .... .4
Sports ............ .7
TV ..... ......... 13
Weather ............ 2
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Penny collection
Isabella Alonso, a second grader in Ms. Bailey's class
at North Elementary School, donated the money in her
piggy bank to benefit the orphans of the recent tsuna-
mi. North Elementary School is having a penny collec-
tion to benefit the orphans of the tsunami. The money
collected will be combined with other Okeechobee
schools and Okeechobee High School will be respon-
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Fantasy 5 game
has five winners
TALLAHASSEE Five winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$42,212.94 each, the Florida Lot-
tery said Tuesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Hialeah,
Miami Beach, Orlando and the
two remaining tickets were pur-
chased in Tampa, lottery officials
reported.
The 413 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $82 each.
Another 11,773 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $8, and 101,284
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Monday
night were 5-9-18-21-27.

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in man's killing
WILLISTON Four high
school students were arrested on
armed robbery charges in con-
nection with the execution-style
slaying of a north-central Florida
man, police said.
A fifth Williston High School
student has been charged with
murder in the shooting death of
Jacob Lang worthy, 18.
Bernie Serrano, 18, is being
held without bond on charges of
murder, two counts of armed bur-
glary and one count of burglary.
Monday, the Levy County Sher-
iff's Office arrested the four other
students and charged each of
them with home invasion robbery
with a firearm. They were identi-
fied as Courtney R. Grant, 16;
Kenny Gross, 18; Michael A. Hill,
18; and Theophilus D. Lee, 16.
The five are accused of plan-
ning to go to Langworthy's
mobile home to rob him of drugs
and money, court records show.

Man is fined
for smuggling
YARMOUTH, N.S. A Florida
man was fined about $7,775 Mon-
day for trying to bring 320 kilo-
grams of fireworks into Canada.
Richard Melvin Fischer, 51, of
Sarasota pleaded guilty through
his lawyer to one count of smug-
gling and another count of trans-
portation of dangerous goods.
Fischer was arrested after arriv-
ing in Yarmouth from Portland,
Me., on the ferry Scotia Prince last
June 27.
Fischer and his family entered
Nova Scotia towing a trailer.
Border services officers exam-
ined the trailer and discovered 20
boxes of .fireworks, weighing
about 700 pounds and valued at
about $1,363.
The display fireworks were of a
specific type that can only be pur-
chased and used in Canada by
trained fireworks handlers.

Miranda challenge
rejected by court
FORT LAUDERDALE The
U.S. Supreme Court refused Mon-
day to review a Florida court's
decision that Broward County
sheriff's deputies failed to proper-
ly advise a robbery suspect of his
Miranda rights.
The high court in Washington
rejected a challenge by the Florida
Attorney General's Office of the
4th District Court of Appeal's rul-
ing, which is allowed to stand.
The state appeals court in West
Palm Beach threw out four defen-
dants' convictions last summer.
Broward deputies read them a
Miranda rights form that said sus-
pects "have the right to talk with a
lawyer and have a lawyer present
before any questioning," the
South Florida Sun-Sentinel report-
ed.
The warning is faulty because
it failed to advise suspects they
have the right to a lawyer during
questioning as well, the appeals
court found. It ordered that the
four defendants be retried without
juries hearing about any of the old
statements they made to deputies.
SThe state Attorney General's
Office had argued before the state
appeals court that even though
the word "during" wasn't on the
form, it's clear the defendant had
a right to counsel.

Man arrested
for exposing self
ORLANDO A 34-year-old
man was arrested for allegedly
fondling or exposing himself to at
least six victims, including one as
young as 9 years old, along the
International Drive tourist corri-
dor, authorities said Monday.
Emanuel Veiga was arrested
on lewd or lascivious molestation
and sexual battery charges.
Orange County Sheriff's Office
detectives said Veiga committed
the acts in hotel elevators or apart-
ment parking lots starting in late
2003.
So far, six victims have identi-
fied Veiga as the man who fondled
or exposed himself, but detectives
said he may be responsible for a
dozen such attacks.
Vega, a self-employed cleaning
service worker, was being held
without bail in the Orange County
Jail.


BOCC

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As landlords of the county's air-
port, the commissioners will con-
sider Jim Confalone's request to
sublet his 20,000 square foot hangar
to Aviation Partners of Stuart, a firm
that does aircraft maintenance.
At their Oct. 28 meeting, com-
missioners approved a change
order for the construction of the
courthouse parking lot in the
amount of $275,638. This amount
provided for a 10 inch shell base
and 1.5 inches of asphalt. Since
then the city public works director
and the county road maintenance
director have recommended that
the original specifications of 12
inches of stabilized subgrade, eight
inches of shell base and 1.5 inches
of asphalt be followed.
Commissioners will debate
this recommendation, which
would add $14,000 to the cost of
the project.
The matter of impact fees will


Wildlife

Continued From Page 1
station. These birds of prey include
eagles, ospreys, red shouldered
hawks, barred owls, barn owls,
screech owls and burrowing owls
to name a few.
"To continue to rehabilitate
these birds, we must have this flight
cage. Regulations are very specific.
It must be 12 feet high, 100 feet long
and 20 feet wide. It teaches young
birds to fly and let's us monitor the
rehabilitation of older birds," said
Sue Arnold. "This cage will cost
$10,000. In order to raise this and to
continue to have enough money to
help the other animals in our care,
we hold an annual open house.
This is a major fund raiser for us.
We also sponsor a golf tournament,
hold children's camps, birthday
parties and tours through the facili-
ty. We are also selling beautiful tee-
shirts featuring Ivy the Florida Pan-
ther for $15 each to help raise
funds."
Arnold's Wildlife now has a
beautiful one acre open-air butter-
fly garden with 42 species of butter-
flies. The Florida Butterfly Associa-
tion recently counted 535 different
butterflies in one hike through the
facility. It has placed the Wildlife
Center on the state's official butter-
flycount.
In addition to constantly improv-

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be discussed further. A recent pro-
posal from the engineering firm of
Walter H. Keller, Inc. would devel-
op and implement impact fees for
various service areas at a total cost
of $103,110. Since other govern-
ment entities in the county would
benefit from impact fees, they have
agreed to pay prorated portions of
the cost. The City of Okeechobee
has committed to pay $27,260 of
this cost. The Okeechobee County
School Board agreed to pay
$12,850. At their Jan, 11 meeting,
the board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority committed
$12,850 to the project.
At the Thursday meeting, com-
missioners will decide whether to
accept the proposal The net cost to
the county would be $50,060.
The board will also consider a
proposed storm water conveyance
and pumping system for the south-
western portion of the county. It
would connect with a stormwater
treatment area to be developed by
South Florida Water Management
District. It is possible that 75 percent


of the cost would be borne by the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). Funding to cover
the remaining 25 percent could be
requested from the state legislature.
In other action, the board is
scheduled to:
consider a reduction in
retainage from 10 percent to five
percent for the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse Expansion Project;
consider widening Berman
Road between S. R. 710 and S. R. 70
from 10.5 foot lanes to 12 foot
lanes;
purchase a reel mower for the
facilities maintenance department;
*execute a previously approved
grant to Okeechobee Rehabilitation
Facility;
convene an executive session
to discuss labor negotiations with
the International Union of Operat-
ing Engineers, the union that repre-
sents most county blue collar
employees; and,
.* advertise for bids for the Scott
Driver Lake Okeechobee Scenic
Trailhead Project.


Lily, the eight-month-old Florida panther is featured on the new
tee-shirts available at the center. Lily has been raised by Sue
Arnold a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Lily is one of the cats
used in educating the public about this native Florida animal.


ing the facility, Sue Arnold contin-
ues her on-going education as well.
She has received her Florida Master
Naturalist Certification. She has
received two Daughters of the
American Revolution Conservation
awards, the St. Francis of Assisi
Award from Sacred Heart Catholic
Church for the loving care of all
God's creatures and was named
Lady of the Year by the Beta Sigma
Phi.
Arnold's is hosting their annual
Open House on January 22 from 10


a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and
the public is invited to tour the facili-
ty and enjoy the new butterfly gar-
den and nature trail. There will be
barbecue dinners available for a $5
donation, face painting, a petting
area for interaction with some of
the animals, a silent auction, and
many more activities to enjoy. They
are proud to be serving the Okee-
chobee community and surround-
ing areas. Join them as they cele-
brate their mission to bring people
and wildlife together to develop the
awareness of the value of the Flori-
dawildlife.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center is located at 14895 NW 30th
Terrace. Directions: Head north on
441 to the blinking light north of the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, turn left on NW 144th Drive
and then follow the signs.


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Winning Lottery
Numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
3-1-2
Play 4
6-8-8-5
Fantasy 5
i o-9-27-21-5


North Carolina man


dies in car accident.


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
A 27-year-old North Carolina
man was killed on Jan. 8 in a car
accident that occurred at 8:27 a.m.
in the 1500 block of N.W 36th St.
Eulogio Ponce Ramon was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue.
Mr. Ramon was a passenger in
the car.
The driver, Epifano Ramirez
Hernandez, 23, of North Carolina
was flown to St. Mary's Hospital
by Aeromed with moderate
injuries.


OUA

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to the plant giving it a capacity of
3.0 million gallons per day when it
is completed in 2007. The total
cost of the expansion project
including recommended modifi-
cations is estimated to be 13 to 14
million dollars.
The impact to existing cus-
tomers of plant expansion will be
less than one percent a year,
according to OUA figures. The
authority's rate consultant stated
that most of the proposed six per-
cent rate increase would be asso-
ciated with inflation and cost to
operate and maintain the treat-
ment plant.
At last month's meeting, the
board discussed leasing OUA land
adjacent to the water treatment
plant for grazing. At this month's
meeting, they approved a five-
year lease to Pearce Cattle Com-
pany at the rate of $1,525 per year.
Board Member Elder Sumner
noted that it would cost OUA
more than that to mow the prop-
erty if it were not leased.
Two developer's agreements
were approved for North Shore
Village and LaMartin Acres Estate,
even though it was noted that
these agreements are guarantee-
ing sewer capacity that will
approach the maximum capacity
for the present sewer treatment
plant.
Executive Director L. C. Fortner
said that OUA would soon be peti-
tioning the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to
upgrade the capacity of the treat-
ment plant. He said the present
plant could possibly operate with
a larger capacity, but the current
license limits OUA to 1.1 million
gallons per day of effluent dispos-
al. F
Mr. Fortner said the plus side to


According to a press release
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the crash
occurred when a 1990 red Toyota
Celica was traveling southwest on
N.W. 36th St.
The vehicle was in the curve
and crossed the centerline leaving
the road on the east side, said the
press release.
OCSO Deputy Chris Hans said
the vehicle became sideways on
the shell entrance at the Azteca
Trailer Park.
The vehicle overturned and
came to rest on the driver's side,
said Deputy Hans.


the agreements was that OUA gets
the money up front but the capac-
ity may not be needed for year. '
Mr. Irby stated: "This highlights
our need to do something."
In November, flooding at the
Trading Post Flea Market cause
by a malfunctioning lift statior
caused damage to the flea market
and to four vendors' booths.
Sandie Frost appeared before
the board to inquire about status
of reimbursements for damages. '
The Trading Post management
submitted claims totaling
$1,169.44 for plumbing anc
cleanup work they claimed they
had to pay for because of the
faulty lift station.
There, were also four claims
from flea market tenants for dam-
age due to flooding.
Mr. Fortner said that OUA's
insurance company had asked foi
more information and that OUA
was waiting for a response frorr
the insurance company.
"We'll do what is right Mr. Fort-
ner said.
In other action the board:
agreed to purchase a new
antenna and new antenna line td
replace equipment damaged b}
the hurricanes and relocate the
radio equipment to the tower al
New Endeavor High School at E
cost not to exceed $5,000;
approved a pay request frorr
Cardinal Construction Co in the
amount of $244,318.73 for work
completed through Dec. 31, 2004
on the water treatment plant;
ratified expenditure ol
$28,650 for fill dirt used in the con'
struction of the water treatment
plant;
approved an increase of fees
of $9,000 to Public Resources
Management Group, OUA's rate
consulting firm for addition'
work on rate analysis; and
approved the finance report
for the period ending Dec 31,
2004.


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Obituaries

JohnMelvin
Hamilton, Sr.
John Melvin Hamilton, Sr., age
87, of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Jan. 10, 2005, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. He was born
Sept. 17, 1917, in Frederick, Md. Mr.
Hamilton, formerly of Ellicott City,
Md., had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 11 years. His hobbies
included reading, remodeling and
his grandchildren. He attended the
Jehovah's Witness Church.
He was preceded in death by his
grandson, Jimmy Brown.
Survivors include: one son,
John M. (Jackie) Hamilton, Jr. of
Frederick,,Md.; one daughter, Linda
(Chris) Janos of Okeechobee; five
grandchildren; five great-grandchil-
dren; niece and nephew Lori Moro
and Doug Hamilton, both of Coral
Gables; sister-in-law, Janet Wyatt;
and, former wife, Ethel Wright of
Okeechobee.
A memorial service is scheduled
at the Buxton Funeral Home on Fri-
day, Jan. 14, at2 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lydell Dejuan
Henderson
Lydell Dejuan Henderson, age
25, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Jan. 8, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born Oct. 2, 1979, in Fort
Pierce, Mr. Henderson had been a
lifetime resident of Okeechobee.
He was preceded in death by his
grandmother, Clara Mae Hender-
son and grandfather, Oscar M. Ford,
Sr. ,
Survivors include: his father,
Timothy M. Henderson, Sr.; moth-
er, Debra Ford Henderson; son,
Mark Anthony Rivias; girlfriend,
Armanda Tarbox; and brothers,
Timothy Henderson, Jr. and
Matthew (Arlisha) Henderson, all
of Okeechobee. Additionally, he is
survived by his grandfather, Elder
Charlie (Queen) Henderson, Sr.;
grandmother, Annie Lee Ford, all of
Okeechobee; uncles, Oscar (Lisa)
M. Ford, Jr. of Vero Beach, Ricky
Ford and Johnny (Iris) Johnson, Sr.
of Miami, Kenny Ford, Steven
(Priscilla) Ford and Titus (Karen)
Henderson, all of Okeechobee, and
Charlie (Rosa) Henderson, Jr. of
Port St. Lucie; aunts, Mary Brown of
Columbus, Ohio, Barbara (Tom-
mie Lee) McNeil, Brenda Ford, Vir-
ginia. M. Thomas, Christine
(Eugene) McBride, Twyla (Ernest)
lair and Tammy Henderson, all of
Okeechobee and Beatrice Carson
of Atlanta, Ga. In addition, he is sur-
vived by a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and sorrow-
ing friends.
, Visitation will be at the Church
Of The Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.
in Okeechobee on Saturday, Jan.
15, from 10 a.m. until funeral serv-
Ice time at 11 a.m. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
, All arrangements are under the
l direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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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:
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to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Horses
"This is regarding the three horses on U.S. 441 that are starv-
ing to death with feed, no hay and no water. The person wasn't
brave enough to leave a number or their name. These horses are
fed 10 quarts of oats every day. They have hay down in the corner
in the shade. Their 100-gallon water trough is full to the top all
the time. I know this because I am the owner of these horses."
No Freedom
"Speak Out says exercise your right to free speech. It seems
that in Okeechobee that's all that is free. We pay property taxes
and all other taxes. Does this give us a right to replace a roof that
was blown off by hurricanes or repair, paint or rebuild carports
sheds and patios that were taken by this storm? No you must
get a permit to do anything to save or improve your property. If it
really is about codes, and not money, these people would be out
looking for a way to help people instead of causing more prob-
lems. The word permit says it all. They will permit us to take care
of our homes and property. That's not freedom'."
Republican Thugs
"The Republican Guard in Iraq are the thugs over there, and
the Republican Party over here seem to be the thugs to me."



Community Events

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.

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 con-
tact Andy or Candace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee
Branch- by calling (863) 763-2488.

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

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting the
January series of childbirth education classes at the Okeechobee
County Health Department. All pregnant women are encouraged
to attend the classes. For information, or to register for this informa-
tive class, call the Healthy Start office at 462-5877. Every baby
deserves a healthy start.

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: "Phan-
tom of the Opera" Jan. 18; Walt Disney on Broadway Jan. 25;
"Les Miserables" Feb. 1; Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy
Coleman- Feb 15.





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Bluegrass festival
to aid tsunami victims
The second annual Indian
Mound Bluegrass Festival will be
held in Okeechobee Feb. 10-13
with all the proceeds going to the
victims of the tsunami catastrophe.
Many great bands will perform and
several will be donating their time
and talent for this great event.
Buses will run to the various
campgrounds and other pick-up
spots. Anybody that needs a ride or
wants to volunteer their help
should let us know at the Blue
Heron Golf Course, 1925 S.E. Ninth
Ave., in Okeechobee. The phone
number is (863) 467-4677 or (863)
357-2291.
There will be great music and a
good time all for a great cause.
So everybody let's chip in and
help. Do you realize that more peo-
ple were lost in this catastrophe
than there were in the time of
Noah's flood?
Think about it.
Advance tickets are only $40
before Feb. 1 and $50 after that for
all four days. Campers can come in
as early as Feb. 3.
If you can't make the shows,


buy some tickets and give them to
somebody that would like to go.
It's all for a really great cause.
We realize that a lot of people in
South Florida had a terrible time on
account of the hurricanes but at
least most of us still have our
homes, lives and loved ones as
well as something to eat and drink.
Many of the tsunami victims have
none of this.
The president has asked us all
to help and this is our way of doing
it.
A meeting will be held at the
Blue Heron Golf & Country Club
on Friday and Saturday from 3 until
6 p.m. each day to organize a pro-
gram that will enhance the success
of our endeavor to help.
So we are challenging all of you
to step up to the plate and do all
you can to help. Give a little -
whether it is time, money or things
to sell at auction at the festival.
Vendors make arrangements to
set up and sell your wares. Church
groups, fire, police and business
people -you're all invited.
Contact Marty Stevens or Don
McBrayer at the golf course, or at
601 S.E. Eighth St.
Don McBrayer


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
This picture was taken by John Kunkel Smith in May of 1917 of Pond Apple Hammock that was on the east side of Lake
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Letter to the Editor


Upcoming Events

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 meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the American
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 (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Diabetes 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 Golden 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.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat and Sportsman Association meets at the
Village Square Restaurant at 7 p.m. sharp. Everyone is invited. The meeting
will follow dinner. You do not have to have an airboat to join: Membership
fees are $34 for the first year, then $24 per year for a family membership.
Call Wanda at (863) 763-2836, for information.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For more
information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.




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Quote of the Day

"A strong positive mental attitude will create
more miracles than any wonder drug."
Patricia Neal


Community Events

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.

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 Coun-
ty School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Golden Age Group plans meeting
The Golden Age Group will have their meeting along with a
covered dish luncheon on Jan. 13 at noon at the American
Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St. Members and guests are
invited. Please bring your own table service. For information,
call Lillian at (863) 763-9639.

Diabetes Support Group
The Diabete Support Group of Raulerson Hospital, will be
meeting Thursday, Jan 13, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
For more information contact Wanda Haas, 763-2151.

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
Administration Building. This forum provides a mechanism for
dialogue and problem solving in our community through the
collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is
invited. For information, call 462-5000, ext. 257.

Fun Bunch plans dinner, dance
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 14, at Goodie's Restaurant, 2114 S.E. Parrott Ave.
After dinner the group will go to the Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge #2417 on S.R. 78 W. for dancing. If you would like to
join or just want some more information about the Fun Bunch,
call Altie at (863) 467-6252 or Shirley at (863) 763-8820.

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

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 avail-
able. Proceeds 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 sad-
dle 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 public 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 WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be
Jessica Cecere, president of consumer credit counseling serv-
ice of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. The topic
will be the holiday financial hangover and getting yourself out
of debt. For more information, call Consumer Credit Counsel-
ing 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 Auxiliary 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.

Church hosting dinner theater
The Treasure Island Baptist Church will host a dinner the-
ater featuring Mark and Sandy Remington from Cleveland, Ga.
The Remingtons travel the country with their unique type of
comedy drama that will entertain as well as minister to the
whole family. The dinner theater begins at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0550.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 12,2005


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 12,2005


IRCC offers students


FORT PIERCE Students ages
6-15 and their parents are invited to
take a peek backstage at the dance,
art, theatre and music instruction at
Indian River Community College's
Performing Arts Academy on Tues-
day, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center on IRCC's
main campus.
Now in its second year, the mis-
sion of the Performing Arts Acade-
my is to provide the highest quality
performing instruction to school-


aged community members at a
reasonable price, and to further
enhance the artistic development
of the four-county area.
Currently, there are 268 stu-
dents enrolled in academy classes
from St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Mar-
tin and Indian River counties.
The open house will provide
students and parents an opportuni-
ty to explore the variety of spring
semester classes beginning Jan.
24.


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backstage pass
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ble to lead backstage. students.
Iroup and individual You may register for classes at
n is available and audi- the open house. Early registration
required for participation is encouraged as group classes are
number of music groups kept small in size.
e workshops. The major- For more information, please
p instruction takes place call Production Manager Rebecca
er-school blocks of time, Staley at (772) 462-7695.
-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 The McAlpin Fine Arts Center is
he older student. Classes located on the east side of the main
by members of the IRCC campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in
Department who are Fort Pierce.


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Spotlight on Okeechobee


Shelter Director/Child Advo-
cate Crystal Royal and Martha's
House staff would like to thank
the following people for their gen-
erosity during the holiday season.
Those who donated gifts to the
children and mothers were:
Eloise Brown, Barbara Bryan,
CVS Store, Pat Flores (Foliage by
Flores), First Indian Baptist Acade-
my, Harriet and Norm Gerren,
Fran McMillen, Joyce O'Neill,
Linda Rochford, Mr. and Mrs.
Smokey Sanders, Kami Todd,
TOPS Club, Linda Utt, Vision
Quest (staff and residents), Wal-
green's and Wal-Mart.
Those who donated cash to
the children's program were:
American Legion Post # 64, Mary
Carol Bolger, Chapman Drywall,
Linda Cook, Crystal Lakes Com-
munity Church, First United
Methodist Church, Gun Owners
of Okeechobee, Frank and Cora
Sue Marsh, Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institution, The First Shift
Staff, Employee's Club of OCI,
Travel Easy RV (Laura and Victor
Jones) and the United Way of
Okeechobee.
The thoughtfulness and kind-
ness of these angels gave the chil-


dren and mothers of our program
a wonderful Christmas. Thank
you all very much. May you and
yours have a safe and blessed
New Year.
We would also like to take this
time to extend our thanks to all
those who support us throughout
the year by sending monthly
'donations.
If you would like to help sup-
port us in the fight against domes-,
tic violence you can do so by call-
ing (863) 763-2893; or, by mailing
your donation to PO Box 727,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974.
Reba Folsom, co-founder of
My Aunts House, was assisted by
her Christmas helpers the busi-
nesses and individuals in the
Okeechobee area -- and made
Christmas special for 95 foster
children and needy children in the
Okeechobee area.
My Aunts House (The Closet)
accepts donations of clothing,
shoes, etc. for children in need.
Monetary donations are gladly
accepted, also.
In turn, foster children and
children in need, with referrals,
are welcome to My Aunts House.


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Because of their generosity, businesses and individuals
throughout the area made the holidays happy for children
and their mothers.
Our family moved to Okee- mas morning like Christmas
chobee less than a-year ago. We should be.
are a foster family. Reba, with My Again, thank you Reba. You
Aunts House. made our Christ- are little lady with a big heart.


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New directors for Hospice
The new 2005 board of directors for Hospice of Okeechobee are (left to right) Dorothy
Bulger, Fran Syfrett, Grace Larson, Valerie White and Paul Buxton. The new officers were
sworn in and took office on Monday, Jan. 10, at the board of directors meeting.


Kaden Brasher Reno
Kaden Brasher Reno
Kyle and Sarah Reno of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce
the birth of their son Kaden
Brasher Reno.
He was born on Dec. 18, 2004,
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. He
weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces,
and was 19 inches long.
Kaden was welcomed home
by his big brother Karson.
Maternal grandparents are


Kimberly Bush, Ricky Bush and
Frank DeCarlo of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Roy
and Julie Reno of Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Rosie
Ard of Okeechobee and Lou Reno
of Okeechobee, Tony and Toni
DeCarlo of Tamarac, and John
and Valerie Minok of Naples.
Pearcetin Brett
Trammell
Randy and Destiny Trammell of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter Pearcetin Brett Trammell.
She was born on Dec. 9, 2004,
at Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and
was 20 inches long.
The maternal grandmother is
Mrs. Harry Pearce of Okee-


Pearcetin Brett Trammell
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Earnest Trammell of Thomasville,
Ga., and Bonnie Riddle of Marco
Island.
Great-grandparents are Gor-
don and Lynn Thomas.


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Mouthwatering items like Rodeo Steak, Gator
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with numerous nightly specials and delectable
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The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and
fun. Covering an entire wall of the Josiah
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hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are
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Early Birds save 10% Tuesday Friday between
3pm and 5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save an addi-
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SPORTS 7


Crappie USA to hold first Super Mega Bucks event


Crappie USA Inc. will hold
their first Super Mega Bucks
Event on Florida's Lake Talquin
on Feb. 5.
Anglers will be fishing for a
seven-fish limit of crappie,
which will net them a major
guaranteed payback of $10,000
in this team event.
A pre-tournament seminar
will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at
the Collegiate Village Inn in Tal-
lahassee. Sign ups will begin at 5


p.m. with the meeting and a
National Sponsor Field Test
Product Drawing starting at 7
p.m. local time. This seminar is
open to the public.
The tournament weigh-ins
will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5,
at Whippoorwill Sportsman's
Lodge in Quincy beginning at 3
p.m.
Registration forms for Crap-
pie USA tournaments are avail-
able by registering on their web-


site at www.crappieusa.com
before the deadline listed on the
form, or by filling out and send-
ing in an entry form. Teams may
also enter for this tournament at
the pre-tournament seminar on
Friday night. All late entries will
be subject to a $20 late fee.
ACA membership is required
to fish these tournaments and a
space is provided on their entry
forms to become a member.
Membership fees are $20 for


adults and $10 for spouse and
youth memberships.
There is a guaranteed purse
of $10,000 cash regardless of
entries. The Crappie USA Super
Mega Buck event has an ama-
teur and semi pro division. The
top three teams plus the top
placing male/female and
adult/youth teams in each divi-
sion will advance to the Cabela's
Crappie USA Classic in their divi-
sion providing they enter their


regional tournament. Entries are
limited to the first 100 teams
received in each division. The
entry fees are $150 in the ama-
teur and $300 in the semi-pro
division.
The Crappie Kids Rodeo will
be held in conjunction with the
Mega Bucks tournament. The
rodeo will be held Saturday
morning at the Whippoorwill
Sportsman's Lodge. Sign ups for
the rodeo will be at 8 a.m., with


the rodeo taking place from 9
until 11 a.m. The event is free to
all children. 12 and under. All
participants will be eligible for a
chance to win one of the four
Crappie USA $5,000 scholar-
ships to be awarded at the Crap-
pie USA Classic next September.
For more information call
Crappie USA Inc. at (615) 377-
7800 or Media Specialist Larry
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e-mail at Icrecel@earthlink.net.


Smiley honored for volleyball prowess


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
Sophomore Kelley Smiley was
recently selected as the Okee-
chobee News/Publix Supermar-
ket's September 2004 female ath-
lete of the month for her
outstanding performance on the
Lady Brahman varsity volleyball
team.
Smiley is no stranger to the vol-
leyball court. She has been playing
since she was a sixth grade student
at Osceola Middle School.
"The fact that Kelley is only a
sophomore and has been selected


for this honor shows that she is a
strong player and great athlete,"
said Okeechobee High Schoo.lvol-
leyball coach George May. "She
drew a lot of interest at camp last
summer. The coaches were sur-
prised that she was only going into
her sophomore year. She is a great
player, a great kid and a great ath-
lete. She is going to set many
school records before she gradu-
ates. She already holds the school
record for kills by a freshman with
100 kills to her credit. I am excited
to have her for another two years."
Kelley is not only an outstand-
ing volleyball player, btit is an


Sports Briefs


OCA to host
fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association (OCA) will hold their
third annual fishing tournament on
Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe daylight
until 3 p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat
Ramp, across from Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
All proceeds go toward youth
oriented projects.
For more information, contact
John O'Connell at 634-7446, or
Tony Stark at (863) 467-0541.

Fun shoot
aids Hospice
A 100-target fun shoot will be
held Saturday, Jan. 22, at Quail
Creek Plantation to benefit the
local Hospice. George and Mary
Beth Cooper will be serving lunch
along with swamp cabbage pre-
pared by Davey Raulerson. There
also will be a prize giveaway. To
register, fax registrations to (863)
763-7856. Call Hospice at (863)
467-2321 for more information.

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 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 tournament, but
must be paid in cash only.
For more information, contact
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-4663,
ext. 1820.

OCRA sign ups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will be starting soon and
baseball and softball sign-ups will
be held at Teen Town on Saturday,
Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Registrations will also be held Feb.
5, 12 andl19 from a.m. until p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after


that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of age
will be required. League ages for the
2005 season are: baseball: Tee-ball-
5 and 6 years old; rookie 7 and 8
-years old; AAA- 9 and 10 years old;
Majors- 11 and 12 years old; and,
Dixie Boys 13 and 14 years old.
Softball: Darlings 7 and 8 years old;
Angels- 9 and 10 years old; Pony-
tails- 11 and 12 years old; Belles- 13,
14 and 15 years old; and Debs -18
and under. The official playing age
of all children will be determined by
their age on July 31, 2004, for base-
ball and May31,2004, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer to help, contact Media Direc-
tor Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at (863)
824-0899 or Treasurer George
Dukes at (863) 467-9996 from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m.

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 scholar-
ships.
Additionally, each contestant at
the local competition will receive a
certificate of participation, plus free
hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy
of Okeechobee Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must
accompany the child.

Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundraising
flea market at Okeechobee High
School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go
to summer camp in North Carolina.
They aye accepting donations of
all kinds of items including furni-
ture, outdoor recreation equip-
ment, lawn and garden, electronic
products and more.
If you have something of value
sitting around your home or busi-


important member of the Lady
Brahman softball team as well. As
a freshman, she was a pitcher, a
catcher and a utility player for the
varsity team.
Smiley's plans for the future
include a sports career at the Uni-
versity of South Florida. Her major
is yet undecided, but she is
emphatic that she wants to com-
pete for USF. She currently has a
3.0 grade point average which puts
her on track for a Bright Futures
scholarship, as well as any athletic
offer that may come her way.
She is the youngest daughter of
Tommy and Missy Smiley.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Sophomore Kelley Smiley
was recently selected as the
Okeechobee News/Publix
Supermarket's September
2004 female athlete of the
month for her accomplish-
ments in volleyball.


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Community Events


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 classes. The
schedule for the classes is: Tuesday, Jan.18, infant/child CPR from 6 until
10 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 29, first aid basics, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is
$25 for the first class and $5 per class thereafter for up to three classes. One
class is $25. Two classes are $30. Three classes are $35. For more informa-
tion, on the location of classes or to sign up for a class, call (863) 763-2488.
Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee 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 infor-
mation, 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. would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be having a yard sale on Jan. 20 from
noon until 3 p.m., and on Jan. 21-22 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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.
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; Thurs-
day, Feb. 24, "The Time Travelers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday,
March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21,
"Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May
26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or


Church hosting youth rally
The Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will host
Youth Rally 2005 for students in grades six through 12 on Jan. 21 and 22.
There will be food, fun, games, a Fear Factor Challenge and prizes. The
hours are: Friday, Jan. 21, from 5 until 11 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan 22,
from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call Steve at (863) 801-9145.
Contractors host fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors Association will hold their third annu-
al fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe daylight until 3
p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp, across from Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina. All proceeds go toward youth oriented projects.
For more information contact John O'Connell at 634-7446, or Tony
Stark at (8963) 467-0541.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist Church
of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 and Jan. 29.
Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check only. This fee is to be
paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign up for a class, please call the
instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is four-and-a-half hours long.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 12,2005


Judge tosses out petition drive case


TALLAHASSEE A judge
tossed out Tuesday a lawsuit filed
by gambling opponents alleging
massive fraud in the petition drive
that put a South Florida slot
machine proposal on the Novem-
ber ballot and ultimately in the
state constitution.
Circuit Judge Nikki Ann Clark
sided with the sponsors of the
petition drive and dismissed the


lawsuit, which had been sched-
uled for trial later this month.
Clark wrote that courts can
overturn the results of an election
only when there is evidence of
fraud in the election itself, not in
events leading up to the election,
like petition drives.
Floridians Against Expanded
Gambling, the Humane Society of
the United States and Grey2K


USA, a greyhound advocacy
group opposed to dog tracks, had
alleged that thousands of signa-
tures submitted by the slots cam-
paign were forged including
signatures from at least three
dozen dead people.
The constitutional amend-
ment lets voters in Broward and
Miami-Dade counties decide in a
future referendum if they want to


allow slots at five race tracks and
two jai-alai frontons. That could
happen this year.
The campaign manager for the
slots drive, Earl Bender, called
Clark's decision a victory for "the
voters whose will has been
respected by the judge."
An attorney for the opponents
did not immediately return a
phone call.


Judge clears way for gang leader's removal
MIAMI A Haitian street gang wood, a spokeswoman with the Metayer told family members he the gang.
leader who helped lead the rebel- Executive Office for Immigration was being held because he over- Butteur wore bands of bullets
lion that forced Haiti's President Review. stayed his visit to Haiti. He told his across his chest during the uprising,
Jean-Bertrand Aristide out of power "The case is over as far as we are cousin, Jacques Magene, that and declared himself president of
is set to be deported, immigration concerned," Eastwood said. agents said Metayer had been out Haiti's central Artibonite district.
officials said. Metayer's attorney did not of the United States for about six Gang warfare erupted in
A judge in Miami signed an return phone calls seeking com- months and 14 days two weeks Gonaives, Haiti, after floods from a
order Monday clearing the way for ment. Haiti's government has not longer than allowed by law. September tropical storm that left
Butteur Metayer's removal from the expressed any interest in keeping Metayer was leader of the Can- some 3,000 dead and missing.
United States, said Barbara Gonza- Metayer either in U.S. detention or nibal Army, which turned on Aris- Many Haitian street gangs have
lez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immi- having him return to Haiti. tide after gang leader Amiot Metay- dealings in cocaine-trafficking that
gration and Customs Enforcement. Metayer, a legal U.S. resident er, Butteur's brother, was provides the United States with 14
The agency does not release the alien, was detained by Customs assassinated last year. Butteur percent of all its cocaine.
day and time of removal, and Border Protection agents on Metayer had accused the govern- Under Bush administration poli-
A Tuesday hearing before an Nov. 28 after he arrived at Miami ment of silencing his brother to pre- cy, Haitians are usually kept in
immigration judge was canceled International Airport from Haiti. vent him from giving damaging detention until they are deported or
after his "attorney agreed to the Immigration officials have not information about Aristide, who granted asylum months or years
order of removal," said Susan East- released details of the case, but has denied any involvement with later.

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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 12, 2005 11


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.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 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.
For more information, call
(863) 763-7202.

Briefs

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at 763-
2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter, 1646 N Hwy. 441. Join us in
singing some old time songs and
community entertainment. We
are looking to expand our group.
Good clean fun and a great sound
are our objectives. For more infor-
mation, please call 763-0175 or
467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities cur-
rently exist and new programs to
begin soon. Please contact the
lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital
for a Volunteer Application. For
more information, call (863) 763-
2151, ext. 3312. The hospital's
Volunteen Program (ages 14-17)
begins in June.

Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper tow-
els, old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue takes
in unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For more information, ask
for Karen.

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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 Ibs.
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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
TACKLE BOX
In the vic. 2 ml. ,
N.Indlan prairie lots 129
(772)597-3274


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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
Franklin '94, 32' Db tip out,
hurricane damaged, Free,
U-Haul, repair/parts.
434-942-2889
863-942-2889
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mo old, to good home
only, (863)357-0346 Tina,
cal times 11am-lOpm.
MOBILE HOME 67'
12x45 2bd/rm must
be moved
aft. 9pm (863)983-8957
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you pick up, by the truck
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WED &THURS. 1/12 & 1/13
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behind maquito creek
store on 70. Car, furniture,
small apple exercise
equipment, & books all
types. Dishes and much
more.


LAKEPORT, Sat. & Sun.
Jan. 14th & 15th, 8a-?,
1650 E. SR 78 NW
Lakeport Christian Church
Too many items to list.
Something for everyone!!!


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



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Need Experienced TRUCK DRIVERS
Endorsement Clean Driving Record
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


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


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


ADVANCE YOUR DRIVING
CAREER! Increase in Pay
Package. Contractors &
Company Needed. Flatbed
- Refrigerated- Tanker.
Over-the-Road. Some Re-
gional. Commercial Driv-
er's License Training.
(800)771-6318.
www.primeinc.com.

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
CDL TRUCK DRIVER
Local Hauling, 2 yrs. experi-
ence. Employer will drug
test. Call Santa Cruz Con-
struction. (321)452-3190

Server &
Hostess Needed
1111 SParrottAve.
Clock Restaurant


CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS/LABORERS
$9. hr. & up. Must speak
fluent English & have
reliable transportation.
563-299-0127


CORAL POOLS^
Is Now Hiring for
ALL PHASES OF
POOL CONSTRUCTION
*Plumbers,
eForm & Steel,
*Laborers,
Willing To Train.
Excellent Pay & Benifits
CALL TODAY!
772-567-1125

Delivery Driver
Top Pay, Benefits
Experienced, Class A
CDL, Clean license
Tampa Farm Service
19200 SW
Wartield Blvd.
Indiantown,FL 34956
772-597-2000
DETENTION OFFICER:
Phoenix, Arizona. Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99 per hour. Excellent
benefits. No experience
necessary. Contact
(602)307-5245,
(877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org. 1,000+
vacancies, including civil-
ian.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


DRIVER NEEDED
Class B w/tanker &
hazmat endorsement,
clean driving record
required EOE.
(863)763-7557

EXPERIENCED HOUSE-
KEEPER WANTED 1 day a
week, must have referenc-
es. 873 467-7446.

EXPERIENCED
Dozer end dump &
roller operators & labors
(863)634-5120

EXPERIENCED Child Care
Worker Needed.
Must be 18 &
have High School
Diploma or GED.
(863)467-5588.

Immediate Opening for
Expd Cook. Crossroad
Restaurant. (863)763-
8333.


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.

Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
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Paid Training. Call 7 days
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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

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employees to join our staff.






Positions Currently Available Include:
W ldin I FabTrCaior ,'are IWtVll Drll.r
S* [., .Shop H-lpter Funip i'. titr Timtn r.nt Tech
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


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


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


Okeechobee
Redirection Center
A juvenile offenders
program
HAS POSITIONS
OPEN FOR:
Shift Supervisor
Relief Cook: (F/T, P/T)
Residence Advisors
Maintenance
Must have SD or GED &
clear pre-employment
screenings.
Apply at:
1117 NE 39th Blvd.,
Okeechobee, FL
863-357-5905
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Supervisor
To operate forklift, bobcat &
lay sod. Bilingual, good
driving record, high school
education, Mon. thru Fri.,
8-6, Pays $492.40 per
wk.Overtime $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.
WAITRESS Needed break-
fast & lunch (863)763-
2826 Mooney
DRWP

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


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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WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Select orders, must be
able to lift over 70lbs,
able to read & write
English & pay atten-
tion to detail. Forklift
exp. helpful, must be
able to pass back-
ground check. Uni-
forms, great benefits,
health ins, 401K. Ap-
ply in person at
RAXAIR, 2534 NW
16th Blvd, Okeecho-
bee. No Phone Calls
Please. DFWP


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-
3477


FL Community Health
Centers in Okeechobee
has the following
positions available:
CMA/MA
FT. Experience preferred
Patient Acct. Rep
FT. Some computer
experience needed-
Bilingual English/Spanish
pref. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to:
(863)357-2991 or apply
at 1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
EOE/DFWP


LPN Bilingual pref.
Apply at:
Florida Community
Health Centers
15858 S.W.Warfield
Blvd., Indiantown, FL
or fax resume to
772-597-4194
EOE/DFWP

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

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OKEECHOBEE
REHABILITATION
FACILITY, INC.
(863)467-9644
Employment Opportunity
BUSDRIVER/TEACHER AID
To work with disabled
adults. CDL a must. Com-
petitive salary and bene-
fits. 2825 SW 3rd Terrace.
(863)467-5696 Fax.

TEACHERS AID
To work with disables adults
in academic, vocational,
and life skills. The Teach-
ers Aide will promote and
encourage independence
and self-sufficiency. AA/
AS Experience can substi-
tute. 2825 SW 3rd Ter-
race. (863)467-5696.



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
DFWP
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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money down.
No Income, low rates.
All credit considered.
(higher rates may apply)
No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Lic. Correspondent Lender.


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Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 125
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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PHOTO ID CARDS
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419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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Shell Rock &
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720


Employment
Full Time 205


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. $1 00/ both.
(863)675-4858


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




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


BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Final Clearance. Beat Next
Price Increase. Go direct &
save. 20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422

Steel Arch Buildings!
Genuine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS -
EZ BUILD YOUR OWN
AISC Certification Office/
Warehouse Shop/Garage,
Arena/Barn, Hangers.
A plant near you!
Spec to spec will beat
any price or $205.
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GALVANIZED STEEL ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1 X 32"w, U haul, $150
(772)971-9474.
METAL ROOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct From
Manufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

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


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339




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
KEYBOARD
ROLAND JUNO "D"
SYNTHESIZER $300
(863)467-9447


BEDROOM SUITE Ashley-
Seafoam/birch. HD/FT w/
rails N.S. & chest. $175
(863)805-8741
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-
S1110
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptistery,
steeple, windows, carpet?
Big Sale on new cushioned
pews and cushions for hard
pews. (800)231-8360.


Contemporary slate tile w/
gun metal finish coffee or
cocktail table like new
$100 (863)805-8741
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
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-


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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
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
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.


Serta Mattress Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
SOFABED & MATCHING
CHAIR, neutral print, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
SOFA BED: Neutral Colors.
Good condition. $95
(863)357-3413

SOFA & LOVE SEAT sofa 6',
brown plaid, wood trim.
$50. Call (863)634-5405.




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

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $125. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS
3-2PW, metal wds $75
(863)467-9892



REMINGTON SPORTSMAN
48- 20 gauge, semi auto,
$365. (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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .
Michael Thumond's 6-wk.
body makeover, NIB sup-
port videos, $125
863)467-1891



CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 21A Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920




4 LIGHT CHANDELIER
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


Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants.'
Flowers 865


HORSES- 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, '/
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.


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' / 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.



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




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



SEWING MACHINE
& CABINET
$150
(863)357-1078



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



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 ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. (863)763-
7989.
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
PRESSURE WASHER
Craftsman 6.25 H:P. 2001
psi needs work $150
(863)763-0625


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188



PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture
I


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825


Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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


Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
Dinette Set, table w/leaf, 4
upholstered chairs, white-
wash finish, exc. cond.,
$165. (863)467-2045
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
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


ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.
HOSPITAL BED
w/side rails & mattress
$100 or best offer
(863)465-1604


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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









14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 12, 2005


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



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


PUSH MOWER-MURRAY,
excellent condition, $70.
(863)467-4095


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 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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


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



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


TAYLOR CREEK
With boat docks. Daily,
weekly & monthly.
Call (863)610-1771.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



BUSINESS FOR SALE.
RV Dealership, 5 major lines
represented. Large RV,
parts & service depart-
ments. 9 Acre camp-
ground with 65 campsites
in beautiful Western North
Carolina. Living quarters
on property. Long-term
lease available. Owner
willing to train. Serious in-
quiries only, call
(828)231-8849.


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

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

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

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


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.





HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR
and Buffalo in Missouri
until 3/15/05. Guaranteed
Hunting License,
Only $5.00. Our policy
NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates,
Call (314)894-3776.


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River lots. Paved
Roads, clubhouse & more.
NEW RELEASE! POSSIBLE
$5K DISCOUNT! Bear Riv-
er Community Call
(866)411-5263


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



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

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


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


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

LOTS STARTING @
$39,000 with deeded boat
slip in exclusive waterfront
community on South Car-
olina Lake. Featuring club-
house, pool, tennis, mari-
na, nature trails, putting
green. Great financing
Harbour Watch. (800)805-
9997.
www.lakemurrayliving.com.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237



COSTA RICA, 1 acre parcels
can be subdivided into 4
1/4 acre lots. Beautiful
Central Pacific views,
Roads, Water, Elec.
$19,500 acre. (800)861-
5677.


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



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.

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
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Mobile Homes



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Mobile Home Parts 2010
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Mobile Homes Sale 2020



MOBILE HOME- Br, 2Ba
Screen room w/extra kitch-
en, car port, Ig shaded lot,
CLEAN! 863-467-4726



SKYLINE 2 BR, 1 BA, 14x
46, In Okeechobee. Good
cond. Ready to be moved.
$16,000 772-343-0319


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'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
PALM BEACH- 22FT- w/
Cutty cab,'97 Ocean Pro
225 Evinrude, float on
trailer, Tee Top, $11,000.
(863)763-7361.

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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



TRAILER HITCH-
Good shape,
$40.
(863)675-3312.






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 40lb., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.



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



DIRT BIKE- Motor 85hp
small bike, good condo ,
runs good, $1500. firm
(863)634-9769.


Suzuki Intruder, '98, fully
dressed, exc. cond.,
$6500. (863)467-9766 aft
6 pm


SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
2700 Miles, Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897



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


FEMA blames computer



glitch for overpayments

By Jill Barton by 100 miles. FEMA paid about at Miami International Airpi
Associated Press Writer $30 million to more than 12,500 was about 43 mph duri


Federal officials said Monday
they paid $12 million too much to
about 3,500 people who applied
for assistance because of hurri-
cane damage.
The Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency blamed the
problem on a computer glitch
and said officials were working to
recoup the money.
Dan Craig, director of FEMA's
recovery division, said the prob-
lem occurred throughout the
state but he downplayed the
error, saying the agency
processed 1.2 million applica-
tions statewide.
Craig also defended allega-
tions that FEMA paid millions in
fraudulent disaster aid claims in
Miami-Dade County, which
missed a direct hit by a hurricane


residents.
"Any home anywhere can be
damaged by a hurricane," Craig
said. He pointed out the wide-
spread reach of the season's four
hurricanes, which traveled
throughout the country as smaller
storms after hitting Florida.
Craig said Miami-Dade County
received between 4 and 10 inches
of rain during the week of Hurri-
cane Frances and experienced
winds between 55 and 80 mph
from the storm.
The National Weather Service,
part of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration,
reports that the wind speed in the
county peaked at 36 mph on Sept.
4, when Frances hit, while the
National Hurricane Center report-
ed the maximum sustained wind


ort
ng


Frances. The hurricane center
reported no official rain gauges in
Miami-Dade recording four inch-
es of rain or more during the hur-
ricane.
FEMA officials could not pro-
vide documentation to support
their claims about the weather
and had no comment on the dis-
crepancies on Monday.
"This is a place where there
was a heavy rainstorm and no
hurricane," said Lale Mamaux,
spokeswoman for U.S. Rep.
Robert Wexler, D-Fla. "The bot-
tom line is there were millions of
dollars in fraudulent payments
made and we need to know who
did this and why it happened. And
we want to make sure people
affected by the hurricane are
compensated adequately."


New law encourages tsunami relief
WASHINGTON The Internal a specific charity in mind can make can also look to the USAID site at:
Revenue Service alerted taxpayers sure that it is a qualified charity by http://www.usaid.gov/locations/asi
who itemize deductions that they doing a search on IRS.gov. Some a _near_east/tsunami/ngolist.html
may claim on their 2004 tax organizations, such as churches or or USA Freedom Corps at
returns charitable donations governments, may be qualified http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov.
made during Jan. 2005 for relief of even though they are not listed on The IRS reminds donors that
the victims of the Indian Ocean IRS.gov. For information on groups contributions to foreign organiza-
Tsunami. involved in tsunami relief, donors tions generally are not deductible.
The new law enacted on Jan. 7
allows these donations to be
deducted as if they were made on IL
Dec. 31,2004. J \ j
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taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner
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month, the donation will be treated
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Automobiles -1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 405
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 140145
Pickup Trucks 41050
Sport Utility 055
Tractor Trailers -lu40C6
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 14070


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.
FORD SHO-'97, Black, 4dr,
V8, auto, A/C, CD, runs
great, $8500, or best offer,
(863)634-1181.
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.


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GEO METRO 95' Sharp
New tires & rims
good cond. $1800
(863)697-8138
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
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PT CRUISER 01'
limited air, sunroof, CD,
5 spd. $9000
(863)467-5676



CHEVY 2500 1988
4X4, %/4 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 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


Club Car, 1998, electric, re-
conditioned, 48v w/
charger. $1595.(863)675-
1472
Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

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


BUGGY TIRES, 18.4X38
Good Year, 8 ply, 70" Tall on
6 lug, 21/2 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.
Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm
FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.



HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel
Easy Slide, 15 K lb. cap.
w/mounting rails. $325

772-285-8405 Okeechobee

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

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


'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L, A/C, Runs good,
$1500,
(863)357-6825
CHEV PU, '1945- $2500.
(863)675-1570.


CHEV S10. '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 Hauler 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


FORD WINDSTAR-'96, New
Jasper Engine, Body in
good shape, $6500. neg.
(772)201-8644.


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