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Vol. 96 No. 13 Thursday, January 13, 2005 50t Plus tax


Briefs

Flu shots
are available
The Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728 N.W
Ninth Ave., will be giving flu
shots on Jan. 22 by appoint-
ment only.
The cost is $20, and
Medicare is accepted.
The shots are available to
adults age 50 and older, and
anyone in their household. Peo-
ple under the age of 50 can get
a flu shot with a statement from
their doctor.
For an appointment, call
(863) 462-5779.
Tell us
about your club
The Okeechobee News is
currently putting together its
annual Fact Book and is asking
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 gen-
eral 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.

Inside

Lo Duca to
play for Marlins
Paul Lo Duca is no longer
disappointed to play for the
Florida Marlins.
Lo Duca signed a three-year
contract Wednesday with the
Marlins, who acquired the two-
time All-Star catcher in a trade
with the Los Angeles Dodgers
last summer. Terms were not
immediately disclosed.
"When Jeffrey Loria said
publicly not too long after we
acquired Paul that he was not a
summer rental, he meant it,"
said Marlins general manager
Larry Beinfest, referring to the
team's owner.
Lo Duca, a fan favorite in
Los Angeles, was shocked and
teary-eyed when the trade was
announced last July. But he
soon became enamored with
catching the Marlins' crop of
young, talented starters Josh
Beckett, A.J. Burnett, Dontrelle
Willis and decided Florida
was the right, place for him.
They are joined by veterans Al
Leiter who threw a no-hitter
in 1996 and Ismael Valdez.
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Community Events ..... 4
Crossword . . .11
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . . . .4
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Board of directors: Judge swears in new members


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On Monday, Jan. 10, at the Hospice of Okeechobee, (left to right) Dorothy Bulger, Fran
Syfrett, Grace Larson, Valerie White and Paul Buxton were sworn in as the 2005 Board
of Directors for Hospice of Okeechobee by Judge Burton Conners. Paul Buxton being
sworn in as president vowed to increase the awareness and effect of our Hometown
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Gary gets his TV debut


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When Jimmy Gary got his first
acting chance at the age of 6, he
was hooked.
He loved playing football and
except for a knee injury would
have made that a career. But act-
ing is what he's always wanted to
do.
"Acting has always been my
first love," said Mr. Gary. "My goal
all along was to get to the National
Football League (NFL) then get'
into acting."
And although he's been keep-
ing busy during some Broadway
plays and independent films, Mr.
Gary will be getting his big break
next week when he appears on
the award winning soap opera
"All My Children."
He will appear in episodes to
air Friday, Jan. 21, and Monday,
Jan. 24. The soap opera airs on the
ABC network between from I
until 2 p.m.
"I play a private investigator,"
said Mr. Gary from his New York


City home. "It's not big, but it's my
national debut on television. It's
the first soap I've ever been in."
He wasn't able to embellish
about his scenes due to restric-
tions in his contract.
Going from the gridiron to the
stage wasn't really that much of a
transition, said the 32-year-old
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate.
"Football prepared me for act-
ing. I bring a lot of my thinking
from football to acting," he said.
"A running back uses his instincts
- once you get the ball, you just
do it. You just go with whatever
opening you see.
"Acting is the same thing -
you just go with the emotion that,
comes to you. It's very similar," he
added.
Mr. Gary began his gridiron
career at the tender age of 8, when
he played OCRA football. From
there he went on to OHS where
he played both tailback and line-
backer.
Upon his graduation from
OHS, Mr. Gary went to Morgan-


town, WVa., where he played tail-
back for Coach Don Neylan's
West Virginia University Moun-
taineers.
Mr. Gary graduated from WVU
in 1996 and traveled to Seattle,
Wash., where, as a free agent, he
joined the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
It was here he took a blow to the
knee that ended his career.
So, he went back to WVU and
joined, an actor's group at the
school.
"I took acting courses as a
freshman at West Virginia, so
when I went back there I didn't
have that many courses to take. I
just had to audition to get into the
actor's studio," he said.
Once he'd done that, there
wasn't much left to do but head to
The Big Apple and throw himself
into his acting career.
He has appeared in independ-
ent films like "Better Days,"
"Tracks" with Ice T, and "Pizza
Palace".
"Those were mainly DVD
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Although Phoebe Raulerson
retired last year after 40 years in
the Okeechobee County school
system, she still cannot get away
from the education field.
She said that since her retire-
ment she has been busier than
she planned.
The former superintendent
will be even busier now because
Governor Jeb Bush recently
named her to the state board of
education for a four-year term.
In the same manner that the
county school board sets policy
for the county school system,
the state board of education sets
education policy for the state.
Mrs. Raulerson called the


appointment a "big honor" and
said she
would do the
best she
could to fill
the office.
Even though 1
the board is -oa,
concerned
with the
state's entire
educational Phoebe
system Raulerson
through col-
lege, she
believes her experience in
grades K through 12 will be ben-
eficial to the board.
Current Superintendent of
Schools, Dr. Patricia Cooper said
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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Two of the four cases on the
City of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board agenda for
Tuesday's meeting were found
to be in compliance.
The cases of Zollie and Vine-
ta Aldridge, and Joe Louis Law-
son were found in compliance
by the code board.
Code board members Mar-
sha Montesi, vice-chairman
Jamie Gamiotea and city attor-
ney John Cook were not at the
meeting.
Alternate member Penny
Revels was a voting member
because two board members
were absent.


The property the Aldridges, at
215 S.W Sixth Ave., was original-
ly cited for public
nuisances/unsafe building. The
fire department had used the
structure that used to be on the
property to conduct a training
burn.
The Aldridges were responsi-
ble for removing what was left of
the structure following the burn.
Code Enforcement Officer
Jim Byrd said a pest control
company has purchased the
property from the Aldridges and
has cleared the lot.
The code board found the
Aldridges in compliance as of
Dec. 15, 2004.
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News Briefs Sugar workers accept company's contract offer


Four tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Four win-
ners of the Fantasy 5 game will col-
lect $52,684.81 each, the Florida
Lottery said Wednesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Fort Laud-
erdale, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach
and Winter Park, lottery officials
reported.
The 301 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $112.50 each.
Another 9,402 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $10, and 92,673 tickets
won a Quick Pick ticket for picking
2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 2-10-21-24-31.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the
Okeechobee News
SOUTH BAY Florida Crystal
workers, following a strike at the
Okeelanta sugar mill in South Bay,
have accepted a final contract
submitted by the company Jan. 1.
According to a negotiator in the
process, much of what the work-
ers went on strike for stayed the
same, but union members were
ready to arrive at some resolution.
A week before the contract
was signed by the International
Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers Local Lodge
2152, the members of that group
went on strike, arguing against


measures the company had put
forth in the contract; measures
they said would negatively affect
hundreds of workers, some of
whom would be displaced.
In an effort to remain a com-
petitive player in the agricultural
market an industry that itself
struggles against free-trade agree-
ments that allow other countries
to import product Florida Crys-
tals provided several caveats to the
contract meant to ease its finan-
cial burden.
Perhaps the biggest of the
measures was the company's
desire to outsource its driver jobs
- approximately 180 to out-
side companies. All 180 workers
at the strike would potentially be


without a job.
Other issues included the elim-
ination of overtime pay for farm
laborers and an increase in insur-
ance cost.
For five days beginning Mon-
day, Dec. 27, the workers were out
on strike. On Jan. 1, the lodge
reviewed the latest contract from
Florida Crystals and by a majority
vote of 584 to 42, accepted the
contract.
"We just have to live with it,"
said Joe Kyles, who had been
involved in the negotiations and
represented the workers on strike.
"It will have an impact on employ-
ees."
According to Mr. Kyles, the
three-year contract did not reflect


the wishes of the workers who
went on strike.
Though Florida Crystals
expressed an interest in keeping
30 of its drivers employed, the rest
- approximately 150 will "be
out of a job," he said. There was
light at the end of the tunnel,
though, according to Mr. Kyles,
who said that the company had
offered to work with some of the
displaced drivers to offer them the
opportunity to serve as independ-
ent contractors in business with
the Florida Crystals.
Another issue lost for the lodge
was overtime pay for the farm
laborers. The company did not
stray from its initial position to
eliminate the overtime pay.


According to Mr. Kyles, farm
workers who work over 50 hours
will not earn time-and-a-half pay,
to which they had become accus-
tomed.
The company worked with its
employees to offer only a 25 per-
cent increase in insurance costs,
down from an initial proposal of
40 percent. The catch, though,
according to representatives of the
workers, is a higher co-payment
responsibility for workers under
the plan. The move means more
out-of-pocket expense for the
workers.
Florida Crystals also withdrew
its retirement offer for some work-
ers.


Convicted murderer
gets death sentence
FORT PIERCE A man who
strangled a woman and left her
body in the woods a month after
his release from prison has been
sentenced to death.
Circuit Judge C. Pfeiffer Trow-
bridge sentenced Eddie Bigham,
47, on Tuesday. A jury convicted
Bigham of first-degree murder in
the May 2003 slaying of Fort Pierce
resident Lourdes "Lu Lu" Cavazos,
40.
Bigham was silent during the
hearing. Public defender Mark
Harllee said Bigham was prepared
for the outcome.
Bigham was originally charged
with rape, kidnapping and murder,
but Trowbridge threw out the rape
and kidnapping during his Novem-
ber trial. Bigham's case automati-
cally will be appealed to the Flori-
da Supreme Court.
Cavazos' death took place
roughly a month after Bigham was
released from prison on a previous
conviction of second-degree mur-
der in the 1988 death of his former
girlfriend's 5-month-old baby in
Broward County. He served 14
years for the child's death:

Cops: woman tried
to drug boyfriend
PINELLAS PARK A woman
previously convicted of
manslaughter in her husband's
death in Canada has been accused
of slowly drugging her Florida
boyfriend and taking money from
his accounts.
Melissa Ann Friedrich, 69, was
being held on a charge of exploita-
tion of the elderly.
Bail was set at $10,000, but the
Department of Homeland Security
has placed a hold on Friedrich
because the agency believes she
lied about her felony conviction in
Canada when trying to enter the
United States through Orlando last
year.
Police said Friedrich met Alex
Strategos, 73, through an online
matchmaking service and later
moved in with him. She's accused
of persuading him to sign a power-
of-attorney and siphoning more
than $18,000 from his accounts in
the past three months.
Strategos, a diabetic with a his-
tory of medical problems, survived
the alleged poisoning and is recov-
ering in an nursing home, said
Mike Lynch, a police detective in
Pinellas Park.

Five killed
in auto crash
NAPLES Five people died
and two were injured Wednesday
in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate
75, the highway patrol said. The
crash closed all northbound lanes
of the interstate for hours and
caused a wave of accidents on the
backed-up highway and detour
routes.
A white sport utility vehicle and
a white four-door car collided
around 6 a.m. at mile marker 129,
said Florida Highway Patrol Lt.
Vent Crawford.
Details of the crash and the vic-
tims' identities weren't immediate-
ly released.
Northbound lanes of 1-75
remained closed at 9 a.m. and
southbound lanes were backed up
for about 10 miles, he said.

Small plane
hits power pole
ORLANDO A small plane
crashed into a utility pole while try-
ing to make an emergency landing
on a golf course Tuesday, killing
one person and injuring the other
aboard.
The pilot reported a loss of oil
pressure and engine trouble, so he
tried to put Cessna 172 down at
Dubsdread Golf Course, north of
downtown Orlando, shortly
before 5 p.m., police spokesman
Sgt. Brian Gilliam said.
But the plane struck a power
pole, immediately stopping in a
shower of sparks. That collision
may have been fortunate because
it appeared the pilot was about to.
overshoot the fairway and crash
into a parking lot.
Dan Lawlor, 33, died in surgery
at Orlando Regional Medical Cen-
ter after suffering head and chest
injuries, Gilliam said. He was a
flight instructor at Showalter Flying
Service in Orlando.
Another Showalter pilot, Steve
Schieber, 26, was in fair condition.


30,000 marijuana plants seized in raid on Montura


By Mark Young
Special to the
Okeechobee News
* MONTURA The Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA),
working with the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office and elements of
the Clewiston Police Department
raided two Montura homes Jan. 5
and seized about 30,000 marijua-
na plants.
According to Hendry County
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, the initial raid
led to more homes being
searched. Sheriff Lee said the ini-
tial warrant was served on two
homes, but upon arriving on the
scene, it was apparent that more


warrants were needed.
Sheriff Lee said four more war-
rants were sworn out on the sec-
ond day of the raid and the four
additional homes were searched,
adding to the bounty of marijuana
and growing equipment already
seized on the first day of the oper-
ation.
According to the U.S. Attor-
ney's Office in Fort Myers, 11 sus-
pects from Montura Ranch
Estates were taken into custody
after the raid.
In all, federal warrants were
executed on six homes. Taken
into custody were Alexis Miguel
Hernandez, Luis Hatuey Gonza-
lez, Jorge Luis Gutierrez, Pedro


Garcia Gutierrez, Ermundo Her-
nandez, Luis Hatuey Penalver,
Jose Rigoberto Perez, Panfilo
Chaves Perez, Juan Roche,
Yoandy Rojas Guevara, Noslen
Hernandez Romero, and Arman-
dou Vidal.
According to information
released by the U.S. Attorney's
Office, law enforcement officials
executed the warrants and found
marijuana plants growing inside,
as well as outside the residences.
The plants were seized from
the properties, along with cultiva-
tion equipment.
According to Steve Cole, pub-
lic affairs specialist for the U.S.
Attorney's Office, the estimated


street value of the plants upon
harvesting was $60 million.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jesus
M. Casas has been assigned to
prosecute the case, which could
bring a maximum penalty of life
imprisonment and a $4 million
fine, under federal law.
As of press time, the DEA had
not released the details surround-
ing the actual raid, but neighbors
of a residence on Zambria Street
said the scene resembled some-
thing of a military-style operation.
"Two helicopters swooped
down on the area," said eyewit-
ness Mike Kopecky. "I saw DEA
agents and other local police
enter the house and awhile later,


the police began bringing out
hundreds of pot plants. They
brought in three big U-haul trucks
to haul them all away."
Mr. Kopecky described his
neighbors as two males and said
they were excellent neighbors.
"They seemed like wonderful
people," he said.
According to Mr. Kopecky, his
two neighbors kept the shades to
their home pulled down at all
times.
"The shades were pulled
down, but you don't think too
much about that until after some-
thing like this happens," he said.


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releases," said Mr. Gary.
His next film is called "Under-
cover Man" where he and Kadeem
Hardison will play private investiga-
tors. He is slated to begin filming in
April of this year.
Mr. Gary has also appeared in
such plays as "Oklahoma," "A
Christmas Carol", "The Unsinkable
Molly Brown," and "The Man of La
Mancha."
Since these are musicals, he
chuckled a bit when asked about
his singing voice.
"I do what I have to do," he said
laughing. "I'm not a lead singer, but
in a chorus I can hold my own."
He has also been picked to play
the lead in a play still being devel-
oped called "Guns, Shackles and
Winter Coats".
The play is about a soldier that
returns home from war, becomes
homeless then commits suicide.
"I will be Sergeant John
Brown," said Mr. Gary. "This soldier


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has been in a number of wars and
has, basically, reached his limit.
He's losing his mind in war and
then makes a bad decision and his
team gets killed."
He described the play as a
tragedy with a great message.
"This play will draw a lot of
attention," said Mr. Gary. "It's going
to open a lot of eyes. Guns and
shackles exhausts me. It's so emo-
tional. It's draining."
Although he's made the transi-
tion from sod to stage, Mr. Gary said
he had to lose some of those traits
that made him a standout on the
football field but worked against
him in the acting world.
"Playing football my whole life, I
had become so aggressive that it
type-cast me as a gangster or that
character that every parent doesn't
want their kid to be. I don't want to
play that type of character because
that's not me," he said. ,
However, there are those times
when he needs to call upon that
aggressiveness such as when
he's going after a part he wants.
"Aggressiveness is needed to go
get the parts, but once you get the


I".",


role you have to put the aggressive-
ness aside and be subtle and go off
your instincts," he explained. '"Act-
ing is like football it moves so
fast. But good actors make it look
easy because they've reached that
point where they do it on instinct."
His football background is also
helpful to just get along in show
business.
"This is a rough business," he
said.
But, he added, having family in
Okeechobee helps him keep going.
"It's a blessing to have family
and friends that believe in you," he
said.
He went on to say he hopes
these same people will give his
career a big boost with their sup-
port.
"I need everyone in Okee-
chobee to support me in the "'All My
Children" episode," he said. "If they
see you have a fan base they will
continue to bring you back."
If you like his performance, Mr.
Gary asks that you contact the
show and let them know it. He said


Code
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Mr. Lawson was cited for gener-
al cleaning and beautification. Mr.
Lawson's property at S.W 10th
Ave. was mowed and approxi-
mately 40 loads of dirt were hauled
in and leveled. The code board
found Mr. Lawson in compliance
as of Nov. 22, 2004, and rescinded
his fine of $10 a day.
In another case, Suzette B.
Quarles was cited for public nui-
sances.
The structure on her property at
1109 N.W. Eighth Ave. is scheduled
for a training burn by the City of
Okeechobee Fire Department on
Feb. 5. Her fine of $1,120 will be dis-
cussed by the code board at the
February meeting.
The case of Joe and Johnny
Brown was tabled until the Febru-
ary meeting. The Browns were
cited for public nuisances.
Code enforcement officers will
seek permission from the owner to
go on the property to determine if
the structure is safe for firefighters
to enter during a training burn.
If the structure is safe, a refriger-
ator and stove have to removed
and disposed of before a burn can
be held.

Winning Lottery
Numbers


MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Tuesday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
8-8-9
Play 4
0-3-7-5
Mega Money
8-31-21-17, Mega Ball: 8
Fantasy 5
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she was "thrilled for the district and
the state in general."
"Phoebe's thoughtfulness and
knowledge of students is going to
serve us very well," she said.
Dr. Cooper said she called Mrs.
Raulerson to congratulate her and
told Mrs. Raulerson that now we
truly have a friend in high places.
Mrs. Raulerson said the appoint-
ment would keep her involved in
education.
The board meets once a month,
and Mrs. Raulerson's first meeting
will be next Tuesday in Tampa.
One of Mrs. Raulerson's biggest
concerns is ensuring that students
from economically deprived
households are given a good edu-
cation. Because, she said, that is
their only way up. She also
expressed interests in exploring dif-
ferent strategies to motivate stu-
dents to learn, because the same
strategy doeo i ot work for all kids.
Mrs. Raulerson is no stranger to
Tallahassee, having gone there
numerous times in the past to talk
with legislators about education


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much like his days as a tailback -
he's been given the ball and he's
running with it.
"I love acting," he said, and
now I'm on myway."
Indeed he is.


matters.
During Mrs. Raulerson's career,
she taught all elementary grades,
served as assistant principal at
Okeechobee Junior High School,
South Elementary School and
Okeechobee High School. She also
served as principal at Okeechobee
High School.
At the time of her appointment,
she was one of only three female
high school principals in the state.
In 1998, Mrs. Raulerson became
superintendent of schools.
While serving as principal of
Okeechobee High School, Mrs.
Raulerson was named Florida's
High School Principal of the Year.
Mrs. Raulerson has two daugh-
ters who are teachers and many of
the teachers in the school system
today are her former pupils.
Former U. S. Attorney for the
Southern District of Florida Roberto
Martinez was also appointed to a
four-year term on the board. Mr.
Martinez served as U. S. Attorney in
1992 and 1993. He has been in pri-
vate practice since 1997.
Mr. Martinez has chaired the
board of trustees at Miami-Dade
College since 1999.


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Courtesy photo/Cheryl Radebaugh, Okeechobee County School Board
Cream' of the crop
These teachers were recently named Teacher of the Year for their respective schools. At
the Okeechobee County School Board meeting on Feb. 8 one of these teachers will be
named Teacher of the Year for the school district. They are: front row; (left to right)
Melanie Stinnett, seventh grade math, Osceola Middle School; Christine Fuller, fourth
grade, Everglades Elementary School; Madelynn Emmick, Exceptional Student Educa-
tion; Deanne Wilcox, fourth grade, North Elementary School; Glenda McBride, Varying
Exceptionalities, Central Elementary School; Buddy Mills, agriculture, Yearling Middle
School; second row; Patti Padgett, third grade, Seminole Elementary School; Danny
Thomas, science, Okeechobee Freshman Campus; Elizabeth McDeavitt, lead teacher,
Level 10; Deanna Brewer, fourth grade, South Elementary. School; and Jim Leidy, lan-
guage arts, Okeechobee High School.


Obituaries


Evangelos Pete Contis
Evangelos Pete Contis, age 87,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
January 10, 2005, at Palm Beach
Gardens Medical Center. He was
born Feb. 19, 1917, in Sparta,
Greece, Mr. Contis had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee since 1980.
He served in the U.S. Navy during
WWII and was of the Greek
Orthodox Faith.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife, Lucille Contis; daughter
Patricia (Dwayne) Blair; and two
grandchildren, Lori Blair all of
Okeechobee and Steve Blair of
Jupiter.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ralph L. Langkau
Ralph L. Langkau, age 48, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Jan.
10, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born Jan. 11, 1956, in
Oshkosh, Wis., Mr. Langkau had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1989. He served in the U.S.
Army. He was the former owner
of Taylor Creek Video and Movie


Gallery and former manager of
Blockbuster Video. He formerly
worked for the Okeechobee Sher-
iff Department from 1989 to 1992.
Survivors include: his mother,
Donna J. Higginbotham of Wis-
consin; 3 sons, Christopher
Langkau of Starke, Justin and
Bradley Langkau of Wisconsin;
five grandchildren; two sisters,
Jean A. Schraven of Lehigh Acres
and Jane Minor of Wisconsin;
one brother, Leonard Langkau of
Wisconsin; stepdaughter, Misty
Melvin of Starke.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Friday, Jan. 14, at 10
a.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Robert Brian Noble
Robert Brian Noble, age 47, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2005 at his residence. He
was born Feb. 15, 1957, in Mil-
waukee, Wis., Mr. Noble had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 3 years. He was a member of
the Sons of the American Legion.
He was a Ham Radio Operator
and an avid motorcycle enthusi-


ast. He owned a Harley Davidson
and rode with the Legion Riders
of Port St. Lucie.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Robert W Noble.
Survivors include: his mother,
Mildred Jordan of Illinois; sister,
Donna (Noble) Simpson of Ore-
gon; half brother, Sam Valadez of
Illinois; and countless great
friends in Wisconsin and Florida.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Cheryl Lynn Dale
Cheryl Lynn Dale, age 33, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Jan.7,
2005, at Rauler-
son Hospital.
She was born
Feb. 18, 1971, in
Pahokee, Mrs.
Dale had been
a resident of
Okeechobee
for 24 years.
She worked as
a corrections Cheryl Lynn
officer with the Dale
Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Department. Her


hobbies included Bingo and shop-
ping.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 7.5 years, Scott A. Dale
ofOkeechobee; five sons, Matthew
Bohannan, Justin Goins, Branden
and Logan, Dale and Scott
Rodriguez all of Okeechobee; par-
ents, Roy. and Gail Bohannan of
Okeechobee; maternal grand-
mother, Ruby Burnworth of Okee-
chobee; paternal grandmother,
Edith Imus of Plant City; brother,
Roy Bohannan ,Jr. of Okeechobee;
sister, .Michelle Bohannan ofOkee-
chobee; mother in law and father
in law, Arthur and JoAnn Geddie;
two nieces; one nephew; several
aunts, uncles, and cousins.
* Visitation will be conducted at
the Buxton Funeral Home on Sun-
day, Jan. 16, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Funeral service will be at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W
28th St. on Monday, Jan. 17, at 11
a.m. Rev. Danny Moore and Rev.
Joe Bishop will officiate. Interment
will follow in Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery.
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the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
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4 OPINION


Speak Out

Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Keepers of the World
"How is it possible to spend so much money on tsunami
relief and the retirees of the U.S. pay more for Medicare and
deductibles? Is this where our increased dollars are going,
G.W.B.? I know these people need help, but are we the keepers
of all the world?"
FEMA number
"I am calling in regard to FEMA. They gave me a settlement
after Jeanne but they didn't give me one for Frances, they said
my paper work wasn't in order. I had the same paperwork for
Frances as I did for Jeanne, which everything was fine. I want to
know who I can call, I don't have long distance on my phone or
a cell phone and I need as much help as possible. If you can
help me I would appreciate it." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. The number we have is 800-621-3362.)
Professionalism
"My friend lost her mom Monday and after calling 9-1-1, the
sheriff arrived to help out. Two very nice police officers came to
take care of the business at hand and made the process, bear-
able. They were polite, professional and kind. We forget what
their job entails and I wanted those men to know how much I
appreciate their kindness. We need to say thank you more
often. Gentlemen, thank you for being there and I am proud to
live in this community because of our fine sheriff's department.
Mr. May, you are .a lucky, man to have such fine men and
women working with you. Thanks again."
Stopped School Buses
"I take my child to the bus stop every morning and there are
people in this town that don't know what the flashing lights on
a school bus mean. If the yellow lights are flashing, you are to
slow down to 20 miles per hour and be prepared to stop. If the
lights are flashing red it means to stop. This morning alone
there were three cars that flew past the bus with the yellow
lights flashing so they wouldn't have to stop. Come on Okee-
chobee, what is an extra three or four minutes to make certain
you don't hit a child. When the children see the bus coming
they run to the side of the road, what happens if they don't
stop?"
Tsunami
"In regard to the tsunami, I hope it took all those pedophiles
away."
Speeders
"I live on N.W. 30th St. which was formerly Mitchell Road.
The traffic up and down that road is tremendous, and it doesn't
help when just about every car and truck is going about 70 to 90
mph. something needs to be done about this. It is a residen-
tial area, and somebody is going to be killed before long. Our
newly elected officials should put a patrolman out on one of the
side roads, then sit there and wait. I guarantee you that he or
she could write a whole month's worth of speeding tickets."




Community Event

Biblical drama
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St,.is hosting a Biblical.
drama series presented by Dennis Cole of Dramatic Christian Min-
istries. The schedule is as follows: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Sermon on the
Mount, 6:00 p.m., The Book of James; Monday, 7;00 p.m. Romans 9 -
11; Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Acting ONE John 15; Wednedsay, 7:00 p.m.,
Temple and Olivet Discourse. Nursery will be provided for children
from three months to three years old. For further information call the
church office at 763-3519.



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aspects of their lives."
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Courtesy photo from the Ellis and Faith Meserve collection/courtesy of Marie Box

Looking Back ...
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Upcoming Events

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 infor-
mation, 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the 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.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. 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 fami-
ly membership. Call Wanda at (863) 763-2836, for information.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For
more information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds SensiblyNo. 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call
(863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For more information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For more information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or
Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic EducatioVnGED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. are available at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Wanda Kubitz at (863)
357-3775, or LisaTatro at (863) 357-1197.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For more information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
AA 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 Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open speaker meeting.

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


Community Events

Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W Second Ave.
Diabetes support group to meet
The diabetes support group of Raulerson Hospital will be meet-
ing Thursday, Jan 13, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. For infor-
mation, contact Wanda Haas at (863) 763-2151.
Golden Age Group plans meeting
The Golden Age Group will have their meeting along with a cov-
ered 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.
Services network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday,
Jan. 14, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Adminis-
tration Building. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue
and problem solving in our community through the collaborative
efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, 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 Okee-
chobee County Library. She will tell about the courageous men
and women who made the Sunshine State what it is today. Bring
the family for an entertaining and educational evening. This free
program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council, and is open to the public.
Church hosting yard sale
The Lakeport Christian Church is having a yard sale on Jan. 14
and 15 starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 1650 E. S.R. 78
N.W. in Lakeport. Lots of donated items will be available. 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 saddle series start-
ing 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 wel-
come 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 I 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 service of Palm Beach
County and the Treasure Coast. The topic will be the holiday finan-
cial hangover and getting yourself out of debt. For more informa-
tion, call Consumer Credit Counseling Service at (866) 330-2227;
or, go to their web site at www.cccsinc.org; or, www.cccenes-
panol.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, start-
ing at 1 p.m. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. All
interested persons should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at
(863) 467-3085 to make reservations.
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 theater
featuring Mark and Sandy Remington from Cleveland, Ga., on Sun-
day, Jan. 16. 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 information,
call (863) 763-0550.
Pentecostals host creation seminar
A creation seminar will be hosted by the Pentecostals of Okee-
chobee, 405 S.W 10th Ave., Jan 16-19. The seminar, conducted by
Steve Grohman, will be held at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. On
Jan. 17, 18 and 19, the program will begin at 7 p.m. There will be over
350 fossils on display in the mobile creation museum. Included in the
display will be sea life fossils, a collection of dinosaur footprints, eggs,
teeth, claws, toenails and vertebrae. For more information, call (863)
467-1161 or (863) 634-4567.








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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner with
Sons of the American Legion from
3 until 6 p.m.
I The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
* Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursdayh
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday


and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at 357-
2138, or Don South at 763-8954.
.* Saturday, Feb. 5; special elec-
tion of officers will be held starting
at 10 a.m.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;
food will be available for a dona-
tion. Music by Jimmy Harper will
start at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ?; food will be available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Every first and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Every first and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
For the. other Saturdays and
Sunday of the month call the
lodge for the menu at (863) 763-
2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7


p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W Fifth Ave.
Will be serving breakfast of
biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs, hash-
browns, juice and coffee for a $4
donation on Jan. 23 from 8 until 11
a.m. For more information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at 467-4349
or Clyde Calloway at 467-9892.
Everyone is welcome.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
Jan 17, WOTM business
meeting starting at 7:30 p.m., all
members should attend.
Jan. 18: LOOM membership
meeting starting at 8 p.m., all mem-
bers should attend.
Jan. 22 starting at 9 a.m. there


will be a boat dock work party.
Jan. 23: There will be a Car-
ribean Dinner sponsored by
Women of the Moose beginning at
4p.m.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Every Wednesday: Italian din-
ner and another entree, from 5 until
7:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday,
Jan. 20 and 27 karaoke at 7 p.m.
Every Friday and Saturday
night there will be music for danc-
ing starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Each Sunday morning break-
fast is served from 8 until 10:15
a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Every Thursday: Bar bingo at
1 p.m. .25 using paper sheets, bring
your dauber. (members only)
The patio is now open every
day from noon until 8 p.m.
Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Moose races and dinner served at 3
p.m. on the 15th-hot dogs and
chile; 22nd-Italian dinner and 29th-
Pizza party.
Sunday Jan. 16: special hog
roast at 2 p.m. for a $4 donation
with music by Prime Time Country.
Sunday: Jan. 23 and 28th music
by Donnie Martin.


Tuesday, Jan. 25: business
meeting at 8 p.m.
Jan. 19: legion meeting at 7:30
p.m.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.
Okeechobee Shrine Club
Bingo will resume as soon as
the damage that the building sus-
tained from the hurricanes has
been repaired. For more informa-
tion, call (873) 763-3378.
VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until 9
p.m.
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 12:30. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Friday bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be followed
by.25-cent bingo at.1 p.m.
Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5 until
9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner will be
served from 2 until 5 p.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at


12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Wednesday from 10
a.m. until 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.
until 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,
10 a.m. until 11 p.m., or later; and
Sunday, I until 8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Dinner is served at 5 p.m. on
Tuesday evenings.
Bar bingo will start at 12:45
p.m. every Wednesday. Lunch will
be available.
Singles darts every Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
Cafeteria open from 5 until 8
p.m. every Thursday night.
Friday at 7 p.m. there will be
live music and dancing.
On Saturday, hotdogs with
kraut are served at noon.
Saturday dart doubles begin
at 7 p.m.


Sanchez joins the U.S. Coast Guard


(FHTNC)-Coast Guard Sea-
man Andrew W. Sanchez, a 2004
graduate of Okeechobee High
School, Okeechobee, recently
graduated from the U.S. Coast
Guard Recruit Training Center in
Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week training
program, Sanchez. completed a
vigorous training curriculum con-
sisting of academics and practical


sies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire
fighting and marksmanship.
A major emphasis is also placed
on physical fitness, health and well-
ness. Sanchez and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Coast Guard's core values -
honor, respect and devotion to
duty and how to apply them in
their military performance and per-
sonal conduct.


Coast Guard's force. Men and
women train together from the first
day in the Coast Guard just as they
do aboard ships and shore units
throughout the world.
To reinforce the team concept,
Sanchez, and other recruits were
trained in preventing sexual harass-
ment, drug and alcohol aware-
ness, civil rights training, and the


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Community events

Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. Ifyou would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace 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-Jan-
uary series of childbirth education classes at the Okeechobee County
Health Department. All pregnant women are encouraged to attend the
classes. For information, or to register for this informative class, call the
Healthy Start office at 462-5877. Every baby deserves a healthy start.

Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For
more information, call 467-4342.
Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee


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

Library hosts programs on Broadway
lan 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 Broad-
way stage. These programs will be on the following Tuesday nights
and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room: "Phantom of
the Opera" Jan. 18; Walt Disney on Broadway Jan. 25; "Les Miser-
ables" Feb. 1; Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman -
Feb 15.

Pregnancy task force will meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for
planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force meets the last
Tuesday of each month. For information about the coalition or join-
ing the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, contact Executive
Director Leslie Spurlock at (863)


462-5877.


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
information, on the location of classes or to sign up for a class, call (863)
763-2488.
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.
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 infor-
mation, 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 busi-
ness. Remember to bring flyers and brochures about your business
and if you choose, a gift to give away. For more information, call (800)
299-8878.


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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 mid-
dle school students only. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5863.


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Health briefs


Diabetes support
l e group to meet
The diabetes support group of
Raulerson Hospital will be meet-
ing Thursday, Jan 13, at 2 p.m. in
the hospital cafeteria. For infor-
rhation, contact Wanda Haas at
(863) 763-2151.
Red Cross
offering classes
The American Red Cross will
be hosting health and safety class-
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Daryl Deka opens Everstart

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By Mark Young
Special to the
Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON Daryl Deka, a
Wellington native, jumped from
seventh place to capture the Ever-
start series' opening fishing tourna-
ment held on Lake Okeechobee
last week.
More than 200 anglers took to
the waters of the Big '0' looking to
secure more than $10,000 in prize
money, while solidifying them-
selves in the points standings as the
series launches into a new season
of competition.
The full field of anglers fished for
two days before the final field of
competitors was narrowed down
to 10 professionals and 10 co-
anglers. Like many of the bigger
tournament trails, Everstart begins
a tournament by breaking down
the division into two categories -
professionals and co-anglers. Each
set of anglers competes against
anglers in their own division.
Deka, a professional angler
since 1995, captured his second
tournament title. He has seven top
10 finishes in professional tourna-
ments. He showcased his angling
skills by surviving the initial cut and
bouncing from seventh place to
win the tournament hands down.
Deka snagged a full stringer on
the first day of the finals, which only
weighed in at 10.10 pounds.
Edward.Guice, of Decatur, Ala., had
secured a 5-pound lead coming
into the final day of competition,
which was held Jan. 8 at the
Clewiston Wal-Mart in front of a
large crowd.


Guice brought in 20.7 pounds of
bass and didn't need much more to
defeat the rest of the field, which
struggled for the most part on the
final day of competition.
Deka took the lead with 21.12
pounds on the final day and waited
anxiously as competitor after com-
petitor came to the scales.
Among those competitors was
J.T. Kenney from Frostburg, Ala.,
who shattered two Everstart
records during the first three days.
According to Tournament Director
Chris Jones, Kenney brought 32.12
pounds of fish to the scales during
the first two days of qualifying,
including a 9.5-pound Lake Okee-
chobee hawg. The previous record
creel was set in 2002, with 30.5
pounds.
He also broke the previous two-
day total, which was 48.12 pounds,
with a two-day catch that weighed
in at 43.14 pounds.
Kenney's first day of the finals
was not as bountiful, but he still sat
in fifth place with a 13-pound sack
of fish. He brought 17.12-pounds to
the scales on the final day, but it'
was not enough to dethrone Deka.
Guice was the last to weigh in
and needed more than 18 pounds
pass Deka, but he fell short.
"I was saving one little spot for
the final day," said Deka. "I thought
I had guessed myself out of the
tournament the day before. I had a
tough decision to make, but you
have to make those kinds of deci-
sions against this level of competi-
tion. I thought I had made the
wrong decision, but you have to
take those kinds of chances."
His decisions ultimately


Okee-Tantie hosts


bass tournament


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Headturners3.com will host its
one man pro bass tournament
event on Jan. 15 and 16. Anglers
will take to the water from Okee-
Tantie Marina at safe light and
return there beginning at 3 p.m. for
weigh-ins each day.
There is a 60 boat maximum
field for this tournament and spots
are rapidly being filled. Anglers
from across the state Jack-
sonville, Orange Park,. Deleon
Springs, Ocala, Sarasota, Tampa,
Longwood, Port St. Lucie, Naples,
Loxahatchee and Okeechobee. -
have signed up for their chance to
win a portion of the $10,000 total
purse. That purse figure is based on
a full field of 60 anglers.
This weekend's tournament
will pit some of the top Headturn-
ers3.com point earners against


each other including (1) Dean
Herdman, (3) Mel Stone, (5) Dave
Tripp, (6) James Conrad, Jr., (8) Ed
Hataway, (9) John Anthony, (10)
John Supley, (13) Larry Wright,
(16) Jim Medlin, (19) Justin
Schweir, (24) William Troyer, (25)
Bubba Helton, (29) Pat Dravo and
(30) George Green.
Headturners3.com hosted the
"Big .Dawg II" tournament at Okee-
Tantie on Dec. 10-12. Steve Naas of
Inverness walked away with top
honors, with Jim Medlin of West
Palm Beach taking second and
local angler and guide Larry Wright
coming in third.
The entry fee for this weekend's
tourney is $200, plus a $25 mem-
bership fee if you are not already a
member.
For information or to enter the
tournament, contact Pat Malone at
(321) 689-1138.


Moore Haven's Ed Dixon weighs in on the co-angler side of
the Everstart fishing tournament held last week on Lake
Okeechobee. The final two days of weigh-in were featured at
the Clewiston Wal-Mart. Dixon held second place after the
day three, but a tough second day dropped him out of the top


five.
earned him $10,000 and a first
place standing in the series points
division. Belle Glades' Jimmy
McMillan fished well enough to
finish just outside of the top 10
and ends the first tournament in
11th place.
Okeechobee's Justin Schwier
sits in 15th place while Clewis-
ton's Mark Fann is well within
striking distance in 20th place.
The co-anglers were fishing for
a prize worth $5,000 and the com-
petition was equally exciting.
Aymon Wilcox, from Lauderdale
Lakes held the lead after the first
day of finals with a weight of
11.11. Moore Haven's Ed Dixon
was right behind him with 9
pounds even.
Most of the co-anglers strug-
gled on the final day with the sec-
ond best weight weighing in at 6.7
pounds.
Edwin Kimbrough, from
Sebastian, sat in fifth place overall


but shattered the competition
with a final day weight of 15.7
pounds to give him a two-day
total of 22.6 pounds and first
place.
"This means a lot to me for a
lot of reasons," said Kimbrough.
"My older brother won these tour-
naments before and when I told
my daddy I wanted to do this, he
said, 'Go ahead, you're good
enough.' So, there's more than
one reason why I wanted to do
this."
Kimbrough's father was on
hand to watch his son win the
tournament and made it to his
son's victory wheelchair and
all.
. The Everstart Southeast divi-
sion will be heading to Santee
Cooper in Manning, SC, for the
second round of competition.
The winner of the tournament
trail will automatically qualify to
fish the FLW tour next year.


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, con-
tact 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 cab-
bage prepared by Davey Rauler-


son. There also will be a prize
giveaway. To register, fax regis-
trations 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
tournament to benefit the March
of Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be
safe light until 3 p.m. The tour-
nament will be fished out of the
Okee-Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of
100 boats, first place will pay
$3,000; second place $1,500;
third place $750; fourth place
$500 and fifth place $250. There
will also be a biggest fish award
of $1,000, also based on a 100
boat field. A smaller field will
result in lower, prorated payouts
with 60 percent of the entry fees


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Friday, Jan. 7,
through Thursday, Jan. 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Blade Trinity" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.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
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VAvans are now running Mon-
day through Friday. All veterans
needing a ride to the VA Medical
Center should call the County Vet-
erans Service Officer at (863) 763-
8124, several days ahead of time
and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes, and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For more infor-
mation or appointments call 763-
8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided, however infants in
carriers are welcome. For details
call 763-8859 or 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
asters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Andy or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.
Kids can enroll for
subsidized childcare
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age. Both
parents must be working or attend-
ing some type of school or training.
There is an income limit based on
family size. Please call 1-(866) 273-
6340 to be placed on the waiting
list.
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-


ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For more infor-
mation call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.


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EOE/DFWP



RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
Great American RV's of Okeechobee
is a growing recreational vehicle dealership
seeking an experienced Receptionist/
Secretary with computer skills.
Fax resurie to (863)357-3905.


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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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




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


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.


DIAMOND R FERTILIZER
COMPANY, INC.
Is looking for Owner
Operators
Class A CDL with Hazmat
& Tanker endorsements.
Great compensation.
Good driving record a
must. Apply in person
at 710 NE 5th Ave.


DIAMOND R FERTILIZER
COMPANY, INC.
Is looking for
company drivers.
Immediate openings.
Class A CDL with Hazmat
& Tanker endorsements.
Full benefits.
Great compensation.
Good driving record a
must. Apply in person
at 710 NE 5th Ave.
or call (863)763-2158
for further info

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

Immediate Opening for
Exp'd 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.

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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com

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

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BABY SITTER NEEDED
P/T: Mon. & Wed. 4p-10p
& Some weekends.
863-763-3125 Christie
COOK
Part time for
Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
DFWP
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$$$ EARN EXTRA $$$
$9/hr., work 2-3 days per
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Products; Local Stores.
Call & Leave: Name, Phone
# & City You Live In.
1-877-833-0001

LOCAL SCREEN PRINTER
Seeking Part Time Press
Operator, Experience nec-
essary. For application
please call,
(863) 763-0902.

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


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Antiques 10
Appliances '315
Appliance Parts _2u
Beauty Supplies 52c
Bicycles 5"c'
Books & Magazines S.5
Building Materials 54i
Business Equipment 54'
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Musical Instruments "60
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Pets Supplies
Services 170
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies '3B0
Pools 8 Supplies 635
Restaurant
Equipment 6%0
Satellite 69.
Sewing Machines 70'i.
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets TO
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Toys & Games 7.r
VCRs :
Wanted to Buy 40i



DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.
MICROWAVE-
Works great,
$30.
(863)467-1009
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu',
white, $60, (863)675-
0104.

REFRIGERATOR Side by
side white 23.6 cu. ft. w/
ice maker/dispenser $350
(863)763-1884 aft.4pm
STOVE -Maytag Electric,
white, very seldom used,
$100, (863)612-0974.

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

WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/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,
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Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelM asterUSA.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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www.universalsteei.com.




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


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-
1110
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.

COLONIAL COUCH- Pull out
queen size bed, good con-
dition, $100. neg.
(863)447-1199.
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-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
Dinette Set, table w/leaf, 4
upholstered chairs, white-
wash finish, exc. cond.,
$165. (863)467-2045
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
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.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
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.
MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,*
$50, (863)612-0974.
QUEEN SLEEPER- & Round
Butcher Block Table w/4
chairs exc cond $300 will
separate (863)467-1009.
RECLINER Maroon. $45.
Call (863)467-5477.


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.

THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.



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


NORTH WEST
OKEECHOBEE-
2BR, 2BA, on a quite
street, kids & pets
welcome. $750 + $2000.
$2000 To mover in.
(561)795-1965.



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



TAYLOR CREEK, 2Br, 2Ba
Immaculate House on
water w/screened room.
$1200 mo. 954-553-1351


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


TAYLOR CREEK, 2/2
House on water Yard
maintained, screened rm
$1200 mo. 954-553-1351

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.


Michael Thumond's 6-wk.
body makeover, NIB sup-
port videos, $125
863)467-1891



CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 21/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920




AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" I x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

BAKERS/WINE RACK,
30"x20", hunter green &
oak finish, exc. cond., $75
neg. (863)634-1520
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 LIFTER- Used
only 5 month, good condi-
tion, $450. (863)610-
1153.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER
used 1 time
$2500
(863)763-9135
HOSPITAL BED
w/side rails & mattress
$100 or best offer
(863)465-1604


Place your ad online at
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classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com



DRUM SET- 6pc, all wood
finish, excellent condition,
all accessories; $250 neg.
(239)410-8799 Iv msg.
GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.



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




HUSKY/PITBULL MIX
All have blue eyes.
6 wks. old. $50 each.
(863)763-5663
LAB MIX, Male, 1/2 yrs. old.
Loveable & Friendly. $50
To good home only.
(863)634-2424
TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.
WIRE CAGE, 6' square.
$75. Call (863)467-7188
or email jal-
bow@hotmail.com
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



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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 451
Farm Equipment 8L05
Farm Feed Products810
Farm Miscellaneous .15
Farm Produce 20
Farm Services
Offered 5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 330
Fertilizer 135
Horses ,540
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden S50
Livestock 855I
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants.'
Flowers 365

II -


Pipe for sale, 3,000 ft., 12
inch irrigation pipe, PVC,
glue type fitting.
(863)763-2838


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, 1/
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.


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. $250. 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 90
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent v-5
Roommate 95f
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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


SCREEN New Enclosures. 3
rolls charcoal sun guard.
Ea. roll 72"x100' $829.57
(863)467-0336



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


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








12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 13, 2005


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 10(15
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 Propertyl080



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 carpet/
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. 2/2 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.


I IDA


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


ATTENTION
INVESTORS
6 Builders lots still
available in brand new
community. New
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.

(954)
605-6407

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


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

Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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
HarbourWatch. (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.



TAYLOR CREEK 1/1 house
on water Maintained yard
screened gazebo spotless
$850 mo. (954)553-1351

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.


MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots K2115
Mobile Home Parts 2010i
Mobile Homes Rent 201
Mobile Homes Sale 2021"



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


OKEECHOBEE
3BR 2BA ON 1 ACRE
$89,500.
Call (863)357-3065.
SKYLINE 2 BR, 1 BA, 14x
46, In Okeechobee. Good
cond. Ready to be moved.
$16,000 772-343-0319


Recreation



Boats '05
Campers RVs 1;ii0
Jet Skiis 01'
Marine Accessories '.02ii
Marine Miscellaneous "02"j
Motorcycles 30 '.u
Sport Vehicles ATVs '30.5


BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
Motor & Trailer.
$2500 (239)784-9118
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.
FIBERGLASS 12'
Game fisherman w/magic
tilt trl. 16 '$995
(863)467-9877
Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16 ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108
LANDAY 88' 16' Yamaha
motor, trolling motor &
trailer incl. $2500
(863)763-8054
PALM BEACH- 22FT- w/
Cutty cab,'97 Ocean Pro
225 Evinrude, float on
trailer, Tee Top, $11,000.
,(863)763-7361.

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.htmi or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON Boat trI. 18-22"
Galvanized Boxed con-
struction, Single Axle,
$995 (863)467-8629
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT
'97, 20' 200hp Mariner
Supermag, runs great galv
trl $6000 (863)467-7406.
PROP Alumumin like new,
never refurb. Hub kit incl.
17P fits mercury 90HP
$60 (863)763-1424
SKEETER BASS BOAT, '86-
$3500. (863)675-1570.




COACHMAN, slide in camp-
er, roof air, refrigerator, as
is $650. (863)699-9701

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.


TRUCK CAMPER
Sunlite slide in 91/2' self
contained $2500
(863)763-6348






WINNEBAGO 86' Motor
home 28 ft. all the extra's.
Needs very little good
shape. 454, V8, Awnings
all around $5,500.
863-357-4442/610-4830



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



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


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



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



DIRT BIKE- Motor 85hp,
small bike, good cond.,
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


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







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

S.AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART
AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


Automobiles



Automobiles 400t5
Autos Wanted -010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41020
Construction
Equipment 40J25
Foreign Cars -lu0j
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks I040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050)
Sport Utility 4o55
Tractor Trailers 4060i'
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530
CORVETTE 81'
Red 350 4 spd. T-tops CD
$5500 or best offer
(863)634-4483 Rich
CUTLASS SIERRA 1990 &
VOYAGER VAN 1989
$300 for both, will sep.
(863)467-2544
DODGE NEON 2000 52k mi,
new tires, green color.
$3500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-1424.
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.


GEO METRO 95' Sharp
New tires & rims
good cond. $1800
(863)697-8138




HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr., CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mis.
$8,500. 863-599-0199
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PT CRUISER 01'
limited air, sunroof, CD,
5 spd. $9000
(863)467-5676



CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
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


II Pbi No ice50


NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tha; the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
meet in special session for a workshop on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
6'00 .. i., ,,1., Authority Offices, 100SW 5th Ave-
n1e, ., i h i'i ii I ',"iose ou this workshop is to discuss
rates,
Pursuant to Section 286 0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meet-
ings, lie or she will need a record of proceedings, and for such purpose,
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is based Such person may provide a court recorder, stenographer, or a
lape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
547227 ON 1/13/05


BUGGY TIRES, 18.4X38
Good Year, 8 ply, 70" Tall on
6 lug. 2 /2ton 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.
TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
ob or Lv msg.
TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
Ask for Bob or Lv msg.

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


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


CHEV 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
FORD 87' F150 w/93 en-
g ine, util. work truck
2200 or best offer
(786)236-1615
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


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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5,5
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located
at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on
JANUARY 23, 2005, at 9:00 A.M.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78
for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and
vin are as follows.
1996 Ford Crown Victoria
#2FALP71WOTX159262
1989 Ford Van
#1FDEE14NOKHC17809
1994 Chevy S-10 Pickup
#1GCCS1443R8175416
1992 Chrysler Imperial
#1C3XV56L5ND706075
2000 Ford Van
#1FTRE1423YHB15182
1997 Chevy Pickup
#2GCEK19R7V1217581
Black Trailer
#NOVIN00008408543
Terms of sale are cash, and
no checks will be accept-
ed. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL! NO
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be
sold in "As Is" condition
with no guarantee's.
547283 ON 1/13/05


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