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Vol. 96 No. 18 Tuesday, January 18, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs
Flu shots
are available
The Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave., will be giv-
ing flu shots on Jan. 22 by
appointment only.
The cost is $20, and
Medicare is accepted.
The shots are available to
adults age 50 and older, and
anyone in their household.
People under the age of 50
can get a flu shot with a state-
ment 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 ask-
ing local clubs for some help.
We would like to include
the names of different clubs
in Okeechobee County for
those who are new to the
area. These clubs must be
open to the general public
and must be non-profit.
If you would like to
include your club: please
write down the name of the
club, where it meets, when it
meets, a contact persons)
and their phone numbers)
and bring it by our office at
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D.,
before Feb. 9.


Inside

Medlin wins
Headturners event
Jim Medlin of West Palm
Beach and Larry Wright of
Okeechobee are making a
habit of finishing in the
money at the
Headturners3.com bass tour-
naments.
In the Jan. 15-16 tourna-
ment, Medlin led the field of
40 anglers after the first day
of fishing in less than ideal
weather conditions with
17.84 lbs. of Okeechobee
largemouths. He also had the
big fish of the day on Satur-
day with a 7.28-lb. beauty
that earned him a $200 big
fish check. Medlin held onto
the lead Sunday with another
13.16 lbs., which gave him a
two-day total of 31 lbs. and a
$2,000 first-place check.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 401
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.45 feet

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

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Comics . . .7
Community Events .4, 10
Crossword . . .8
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out . . .4


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King on the First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court float Monday morning. This
float was part of the Martin Luther King Day celebration parade in Okeechobee.

U.S. remembers slain leader


By Louise Chu
Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA If he were alive
now, Martin Luther King would
be reacting to the sobering news
emanating from overseas with a
message of peace and compas-
sion, his son said Monday.
A commemorative service
marked the King holiday at
Ebenezer Baptist Church, where
King was preacher from 1960
until his assassination in 1968 at
age 39. Thousands of people
were expected to take part in an
afternoon rally and march
through downtown Atlanta.
Martin Luther King III asked
the congregation to remember
his father's legacy of peace as
America wages war in Iraq, and
to remember his message of
compassion in light of the tsuna-
mi disaster.
"Let us respond to this chalL
lenge by reaching out to help our
sisters and brothers who are suf-
fering because of the tsunami,"
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Willie Jones (left) and Richardean Singleton (right) help
celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the parade Monday
morning in downtown Okeechobee. They are members
of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Okeechobee
and helped put together a parade entry from that church.


Donors leave for inauguration


ORLANDO Some of
Florida's wealthiest residents
are helping pay the bill for the
champagne, flowers and
entertainment at this week's
inaugural festivities in the
nation's capital.
They are among the sup-
porters who raised some $40
million to help President
George W Bush celebrate his
second inauguration Thursday.
Bush carried Florida's 27 elec-
toral votes last Nov. 2 by a
comfortable 380,000 vote mar-
gin.
"It's going to be interesting
to watch, over the next four
years, how the administration
shows its appreciation for this
money," said Alex Knott of the
nonpartisan research group
Center for Public Integrity.
Raising money is nothing
new to Florida Republicans,
who came up with nearly $17
million for the president's 2004
re-election campaign.
The federal government


and District of Columbia are
picking up the tab for.security
and some other expenses. But
the Presidential Inaugural
Committee is raising the extra
$40 million to put on nine
balls, a parade, concerts, fire-
works and other events. -
As of Friday, Florida donors
had put up about $1.2 million,
according to the inaugural
committee, including $100,000
from developer and longtime
Bush fund-raiser Al Hoffman,
the Fort Myers chairman of the
inaugural committee's finance
committee.
Banking giant Wachovia
Corp. was a top donor with
$250,000.
A $250,000 donation buys
an "underwriter package" that
includes tickets to almost all
inaugural events and a special
luncheon with Bush and Vice
President Dick Cheney. Contri-
butions of $100,000 buy a
"sponsor package" that comes
with tickets to balls, dinners,


the swearing-in ceremony and
parade.
"It's fascinating how (the
Republican Party) thinks of
new ways to get you to give,"
said Al Cardenas, a former
Florida Republican chairman
and now a Tallahassee lobby-
ist. He said his law firm has
given $25,000 to the inaugural
committee
The $100,000 donors also
include Daytona Beach devel-
oper Mori Hosseini's Intervest
Construction Inc.; BlueCross
BlueShield of Florida; develop-
er Ned Siegel of Boca Raton;
insurance-company executive
Thomas Petway III of Jack-
sonville; and health-mainte-
nance organization WellCare
Health Plans Inc. of Tampa.
WellCare runs government-
sponsored HMOs in six states,
including Florida. It was at the
forefront last year of a move in
the Florida Legislature to steer
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Judging competition
FFA livestock judging teams from around the state look
over this 2-year-old Limousin bull at the recently held
livestock judging competition. The bull was not too
happy about having his picture taken.


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News Briefs Universal to open 'Fear Factor' theme park attraction


Police use
Tasers on teens
AVENTURA Four teenagers
were hit with Taser stun guns dur-
ing an altercation with police out-
side, a movie theater, 'officials
said.
A group of teens who were
involved in a fight in a movie the-
ater were being led outside by an
off-dUty police officer Saturday
night in this Miami suburb when
the officer was attacked by anoth-
er group of youths, Aventura
Police Chief Thomas Ribel said.
More Aventura police showed
up ,on the scene and another
altercation took place. Ribel said
11, or 12 people were arrested on
charges from trespassing to bat-
tery on a police officer, and two
officers suffered minor injuries.
Two of the teenagers hit with
stun guns are 17, one is 16 and
the other 19, Ribel said. The
Tasers shoot 50,000 volts of elec-
tricity into their target.
The Aventura department's
policy bans the use of stun guns
on pregnant women and children
youriger than 12, Ribel said. The
policy has been cited by a Miami-
Dade grand jury as an affective
Way to protect vulnerable targets.

Plane crash
victim identified
COCONUT CREEK Investi-
gators on Sunday removed the
wreckage of a two-seat plane that
crashed into a house and burst
into' flames, killing a Georgia
hornme builder, authorities said.
I The- pilot, Gerald Ballard, 58,
of' Gainesville, Ga., was the only
person aboard the, Coconut
Creek police spokesman Tony
Avello said. There were no other
injuries.
Ballard's plane was registered
with' his company, Jerry Ballard
Homes Inc., of Fayetteville, Ga.,
and the pilot had a second resi-
dence in Fort Lauderdale, Avello
said. '
S'The plane clipped the roof of
the two-story home owned by
Steve,. and Traci Sandford. It
crashed into a yard shared by the
Sandfords and Michele Kesian.
Witnesses tried to extinguish the
flames with garden hoses.
The. Sandfords' home was
heavily damaged.

Woman fighting
eviction over dog
PALM BAY A woman who
says her therapy dog helps her
get out of her car and run errands
is fighting eviction from her apart-
ment after a neighbor's com-
plaints that the animal is a dan-
gerpus-nuisance.
Maritza Garcia's Siberian
Huisky,' named Thunder, howled
until 4:30 a.m., burst through a
window screen, aggressively
advanced toward a young boy
and knocked a child into a swim-
ming pool, according to com-
plaints filed with apartment man-
agement by Paula and Michael
Mills.
, :The complaints have led to a
dispute between the Mills family
arid Garcia, and to Garcia's evic-
ticin Dec. 2 from The Park at Palm
Bay. Garcia claims the allegations
agaihsi 'Thunder are false and
plans to fight the eviction in court
Jan. 26.
.According to the National Ser-
vice Dog Center, disabled people
with service dogs enjoy civil
rights protection under the Amer-
icons with Disabilities Act and Fair
Hofising Act.
,- Hom ever, handlers must obey
Tocatfregulations, such as leash
laws, ahd keep their animals
undereontrol at all times.

Catholic group
screening priests
S PORT EVERGLADES The
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bish-
ops has started screening, those
celebrating Mass on cruise ships,
a plar) -geared toward preventing
forinier rental and even fraudu-
lent priests from ministering to
Catholic passengers.
More than 650 priests have
been approved to work on
cruise lines, where some priests
suspended in the wake of the
clergy sexual abuse scandal
have recently sought employ-
ment and some Catholics
have complained to the bishops
that priests on their ships were
incorppetent.


; Cealbrity and Holland Ameri-
ca iines'are working with priests
approved by the Apostleship of
the Sea, while other cruise lines
are still striking private deals
with priests, use talent agencies
or hire clergy through Rent-A-
Priest, a group that provides for-
mer, now-married priests who
are no longer authorized to con-
duct Mass.
Priesis who apply for the pro-
grain must have their bishops'
approval and are subject to yearly
review,said Doreen Badeaux,
secretary general of the Apostle-
ship: All dioceses conduct their
own background checks on
priests, Badeaux said.


By Gaiy Gentile
AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES Apparently
fear is not a factor when it comes
to melding a TV reality show with
a theme park attraction.
An audience-participation
show based on the NBC show
"Fear Factor" will open in May at
the Universal Studios theme parks
in Hollywood and Orlando, Fla.,
the company said.
The "Fear Factor Live" show is
an example of the kind of corpo-
rate "synergy" resulting from
NBC's purchase of Universal in
2003. The deal combined the tele-


vision network with Universal's
movie studio, cable channels and
theme parks.
"We've always looked at 'Fear
Factor' as kind of a theme park
ride on television," NBC Universal
Television Group chief Jeff Zucker
said. "It made sense to extend
that brand into the theme parks."
The attraction will pit theme
park guests against each other in
a series of extreme stunts that will
replicate the physical and culinary
challenges seen on the TV series,
the company said.
The exact nature of the stunts
has not been disclosed, although
participants could be hung from


harnesses and even challenged to
eat unappetizing concoctions, the
company said. But contestants will
not eat live bugs, as they do on TV
"We worked closely with the
producers of the TV show to
come up with a slate of stunts and
challenges," said Scott Trow-
bridge, executive vice president of
creative development at Universal
Parks and Resorts.
"We are going to put our
guests in situations where they
will come face to face with nasty,
weird stuff," he said. "Are we
going to go as gross as the show?
No. But you don't have to resort to
live bugs to test people's limits."


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The attraction will be held in a
theater that holds about 1,800
people. Six people will be chosen
to compete while other audience
members will be given roles, such
as shooting water or air at con-
testants or controlling some of the
obstacles on stage.
Several shows will be held
throughout the day, including
shows featuring entire families,
couples, twins, and other combi-
nations. Winners will receive
prizes and some contestants may
be given the chance to appear in
the NBC show, Trowbridge said.
Morphing a TV show into a
theme park ride has been done


before. The Walt Disney Co.
turned the ABC quiz show "Who
Wants to be a Millionaire" into a
live audience participation show
at some of its parks.
And Universal has led the way
when it comes to turning movies
such as "Backdraft" and "Shrek"
into theme park attractions.
So far, NBC has no plans to
turn any of its other shows into
theme park attractions,-although
all options are open.
"If this one works, maybe
someone will be saying 'You're
Fired' at a theme park," Zucker
joked, referring to the Donald
Trump show "The Apprentice."


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At a King day breakfast on
Boston, Sen. John Kerry made
some of his strongest comments
since Election Day about prob-
lems with voting in some states.
While reiterating that he did
not contest the presidential elec-
tion, Kerry said: "I nevertheless
make it clear that thousands of
people were suppressed in the
effort to vote. Voting machines
were distributed in uneven ways.
In Democratic districts, it took
people four, five, 11 hours to
vote, while Republicans (went)
through in 10 minutes same
voting machines, sarne process,
our America." -
"Martin Luther King remind-
ed us that yes, we have to accept
finite disappointment, and I
know how to do that," Kerry
said to chuckles from listeners.
"But he said we must ... never
give up on infinite hope."
A march down San Antonio's
Martin Luther King Drive attract-
ed a crowd of thousands, and in
Philadelphia, 45,000 volunteers
showed up for a 10th annual day
of service. The roughly 600 com-
munity projects included reno-
vating schools and churches and


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more low-income mental-health
patients into managed care, a
move that could have meant mil-
lions of dollars for WellCare.
The measure was ultimately
vetoed by the president's broth-
er, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is
leading Florida's delegation to
the week's activities.
The next generation of Bush-
es also will make high-profile
appearances. The governor's
eldest son, George P., along with
Emilio Estefan, will headline a
gala sponsored by the Cuban
American National Foundation
to fete congressional Hispanics,
including Miami's U.S. Reps. Lin-
coln and Mario Diaz-Balart and
* Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.


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making packages for troops
overseas.
In Atlanta, Republican Sen.
Saxby Chambliss told the crowd
at Ebenezer Baptist that the
country,is better off because of
King's work.
"The dream of Dr. King will
not be fulfilled until everyone
who is uneducated is educated,
everyone who is homeless has a
roof over their head, and all who
hunger become fed," Chambliss
'said.
Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat,
said King would have opposed
the war in Iraq.
"I believe he would be saying
today, 'End the war, end the war
in Iraq," Lewis said. "Bring our
young men and our young
women home.'"
King, born in Atlanta Jan. 15,
1929, would have turned 76 on
Saturday.
In Washington, President
Bush planned to attend an event
honoring King at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Perform-
ing Arts.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
was .a visionary American and a
dedicated leader who believed
deeply in liberty and dignity for
every person," Bush said in a
holiday proclamation. "His faith
and courage continue to inspire
America and the world."


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Obituaries


Stanley Lojewski;
SStanley Lojewski, age,"81,. of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Jan. 7,
2005, at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. He was born Sept. 2, 1923,
in Pennsylvania. He worked in the.
maintenance department for the
city of Ft. Pierce before coming to
Okeechobee in 1982.
Mr. Lojewski was preceded in
death by: his wife, Addie Mae
Lojewski.
He is survived by: his step-
daughter, Berta Tucker of Ft.
Pierce; three stepsons, Charlie
Cayson of Ft. Drum, Carl and Jack
Cayson of Ft. Pierce; five grandchil-
dren; and, eight great-grandchil-
dren.
No visitation or services will be
held.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Gerald Donald McCans
Gerald Donald McCans, age 56,
of Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Jan. 12, 2005, at Hospice of Mar-
tin/St. Lucie County. Mr. McCans
was born Oct. 8,1948, in Tampa, to
Gerald Donald and Lois McCans.
He was a chef by trade. Mr. McCans
came to Okeechobee from Sebring
in 2001 and was a member of the
First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee.
He is survived by: his wife of 32
years, Sharon McCans of Okee-
chobee; two daughters, Dawn Lee
of Okeechobee and Melissa Cham-
berland of Okeechobee; one son,
Gerald Donald McCans of Moore
Haven; six grandchildren; and, two
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3
p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Chapel
with Reverend Bruce Simpson of
First United Methodist Church offi-
ciating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Jody Kevin Mills
Jody Kevin Mills, age 44, of West
Palm Beach, died Dec. 30,2004.
He is survived by: his sisters,
Linda Foley of
Patricia Marie
Smith of the
Palm Beaches;
Darris Dale
Mills; and,
nieces and
nephews,
Tammy and
Anthony
Boswell and Jody
Joshua Mills. Kevin Mills
Friends may
visit with family from 8 until 10
a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at


Palms West Funeral Home, 110
Business Parkway.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., at Glenwood Cemetery, 421
Australian Ave. Rivera Beach.
Linda Foley, (863) 610-1600 is in
charge of all arrangements.

Lois Janet Norton
Lois Janet Norton, age 88, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Jan. 14,
2005, at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. Mrs. Norton was born Dec.
15, 1916, in Kankakee, Ill. to Arthur
Warren. She retired as seamstress
for the state of Illinois before com-
ing to Okeechobee.in 1978.
Mrs. Norton was preceded in
death by her husband, Charles
Norton.
She is survived by: three sons,
Ralph Norton of Kankakee, Ill.,
Jerry Norton of Charlotte, S.C. and
Phillip Norton of West Monroe, La.;
seven grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; four great-great-
grandchildren; and, three sisters,
Ruth Daum of Peotone. Ill., Mary
Ellen Paddock of Minnesota, and
Jean Dunn of Whittaker, Calif.
No visitation or services will be
held.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Elsie Davis Reichert
Elsie Davis Reichert, age 93, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
She was born July 19, 1911, in Fort
Collins, Colo. Mrs.. Reichert had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1950. She was a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints and the Jewel Rebecca
Lodge. She had formerly served as
a foster parent.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jake Reichert, a Unit-
ed States Marine Master Sergeant.
Survivors include: her son,
Robert (Michelle) Reichert; sister-
in-law, Elsie Reichert; grandson,


Chad Reichert; and, two great
grandchildren, Chad Reichert, Jr..
and Kailynn Reichert, all of Okee-
chobee.
Funeral services are scheduled
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. in
Okeechobee on Wednesday, Jan.
19, at 10a.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Thomas Drew Vona
Thomas Drew Vona, age 51, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at his residence, peaceful-
ly surrounded by family and
friends. He was born Sept. 12,
1953, in Hartford, Conn. Mr. Vona
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1990. He was born
and raised in Connecticut, moving
to Port St Lucie in 1978 to be closer
to his family. He was a motorcycle
enthusiast, loving the freedom of
the road and the bond among fel-
low bikers. He was a charter mem-
ber of the Okeechobee Chapter of
the Tucahoe MC, which gave him
great times, many laughs and great
pride. He leaves us with memories
we'll cherish always.
He leaves behind: his lady,
Susan Marsh, with memories that
will, over time, help to mend her
broken heart; felines, Boo-Boo and
Miss Kitty; sister, Virginia Lee Vona;
niece, Tara Smith; great niece,
Xena Saunders, all of North Pole,
Alaska; two aunts residing in Flori-
da; and, the many friends he made
throughout his life.
Formal arrangements are unde-
termined at this time.
If desired, in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Asso-
ciation, P.O. Box 2444, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973, so that some-
day heart disease will be a thing of
the past.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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ORLANDO Floridians who
received a U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) loan appli-
cation for disaster assistance are
encouraged to complete and
return them as soon as possible.
Doing so will keep the door
open for other types of assis-
tance, federal and state officials
said today.
Applications are sent to disas-
ter victims who may qualify for
disaster aid as a result of the
2004 hurricanes after registering
with the Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) by phone at (800) 621-
FEMA (3362) or online at
www.fema.gov. The TTY num-
ber for speech- or hearing-
impaired individuals is 1-(800)
462-7585.
"I'm concerned because the
loan application provides the nec-
essary information for determin-
ing the appropriate assistance for
each applicant and SBA has only
had about 25 percent of the appli-
cations returned," said Craig
Fugate, state coordinating officer
for the State of Florida Emergency
Response Team (SERT). "That
tells me that 75 percent of the vic-
tims that registered, are excluding
themselves from additional forms
of assistance."


Additionally, disaster victims
with insurance should not wait
for their insurance settlement
before applying to the SBA If a
borrower is unsure about how
much of their loss will be cov-
ered by insurance or other
sources, the SBA will consider
making a loan for the full
amount of the loss, up to its loan
limits. The approval of such a
loan is contingent upon the bor-
rower's agreement to use insur-
ance proceeds that duplicate the
loan to payoff or reduce the
amount of the SBA loan.
"We want to make sure that
every disaster victim remains eli-
gible for help from all of the vari-
ous programs which may be
available to them," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating offi-
cer. "The best and fastest way to
accomplish that is to submit the
SBA application. If SBA cannot
offer a homeowner or renter a
disaster loan, they will refer the
case onward to other sources of
assistance."
SBA low-interest disaster
loans are available to qualified
renters, homeowners, landlords,
business owners, and non-profit
organizations that suffered dam-
age or loss due the disaster.
Interest rates can be as low as


3.187 percent for homeowners
and renters, and 2.900 percent
for business and nonprofits.
Loan terms on all loans .can be
as long as 30 years. Actual'loan
amounts and terms are set by
the SBA and are based on each
applicant's financial condition.
More than $850 milliQn has
been approved for qualified
homeowners and renters,, and
$263 million for businesseswho
suffered, damage as a result of
the hurricanes.
Those who need help com-
pleting the loan application or
need additional information
should visit an SBA loan' officer
at a Disaster Recovery Center.
Information can also be found
by calling the SBA Helpline at
(800) 359-2227 or visiting
http://www.sba.gov/disaster
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impact. Visit
httn:/fwww.floridadisaster.Org:
for the latest information on the
hurricane relief efforts.


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Job Advertisements
"I'would like to leave a message about companies that adver-
tise needing employees, but then you hire within your company.
Why do you advertise in the paper or on the internet if you are
just going to hire within your company? Please save your time,
some of us are looking for jobs and take ads seriously."

Agri-civic Center
"So the three old county commissioners want help and sug-
gestions about the Agri-civic Center. Why didn't they listen
before we spent millions on that albatross?"

HIV
"In Saturday's Speak 0 the piece about the HIV, I don't know
why you people printed that. If they were bringing it to his atten-
tion, is he a county official or what? You're just stirring up things
with these people that are sending their kids to school. It's saying
that there is a lot of HIV in the schools and so on and so forth and
really, I am ashamed."

The Prairie
I 'This is directed toward the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the Okeechobee County Commissioners and the Coquina
Water Control District. I am a resident of the Viking Estates area,
which is also known as the prairie, and have witnessed much fin-
ger pointing and passing of the buck between these agencies as
they try to relegate accountability and responsibility to each
other for this area. As government officials, it is your responsibili-
ty to protect and provide for the citizens and residents in this
area. Please come together and stop squabbling over whose
duty or. task it is to provide for this area. The problems that exist
-hee are not going away so you may as well step up to the plate
and work together to make this area a safe place to live and raise
-a family."

No Growth
-"I overheard a conversation the other day. A newcomer said
that we need a Target Store, and need a mall. If anyone is moving
here or looking to move here, they need to find their way to Yee
Haw junction and hit the turnpike and move somewhere else.
We do not want Target, we do not want growth and we do not
Want a metropolitan area."

Lost Glasses
"Someone lost a pair of glasses while filling at the public
water spigot by the dike, and they are sitting on the post by the
water faucet."

Christian Nation
"In case people didn't realize it, to help out other people in
other nations and not expect anything in return is being known
as a Christian nation. If you don't like being in a Christian nation,
than leave the United States."




Community Events -

AARP driver safety course offered rl
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 22
and Jan. 29. Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check
only. This fee is to be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign
up for a class, please call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each
class is four-and-a-half hours long.

Methodist church hosting revival
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,
will host a revival Jan. 23-25. On Sunday, Jan. 23, the revival
will be held at 8,9 and .11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. On Jan. 24
and 25, it will begin at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Terry R. Duckworth will
share testimony through word and song that both inspires and
enlightens.

Baptist church hosting revival
The First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton, Rt. 6 Box 570-A,
is having a revival Jan. 23-26. Evangelist Richard Pickup from
Oklahoma will be conducting the revival at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
on Jan. 23, and at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 25 and 26. For informa-
Ition; contact Pastor Wonder Johns at (863) 467-1411 or (863)
763-5730.

Red Cross hosts instructor's course
-The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be hold-
ing a community safety instructor's course Jan. 24-28 from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. The fee for this course is $125. For informa-
tion or to register, call (863) 763-2488.





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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at 1404 S.W. Second Ave. for com-
munity Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa Brown at
(863) 467-1112.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see
your world and captureit on film. Class is basic through extensive. Regis-
tration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for infor-
mation and location. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
sion's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For more
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meetis't 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For more information about the group, call
or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For more information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
more information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
S T, ,LlvIng Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having Bible
studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truthsto life. Everyone is invited. I ; ,, -
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.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you
listen to the great oldies music.
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors meet at noon at Fat
Boy's Restaurant. All board members and affiliates are invited. For more
information, call (863) 467-0004.
Look good, feel better! 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women With cancer by teaching them beauty techniques
to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For more informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 616-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St.Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For more information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more information, call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020 or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
'Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Fat
Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For more infor-
mation, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.



Crime Prevention Tip

Do not leave your car keys in your
vehicle when stopping at a conven-
ience store even for a quick stop.




Quote of the Day

"To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the
secret of success."
-Anna Pavlova (1885-1931)


Community Events

Pentecostals host creation seminar
A creation seminar will be hosted by the Pentecostals of Okee-
chobee, 405 S.W. 10th Ave. The seminar, conducted by Steve
Grohman, will be held Jan. 18 and 19 beginning 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.
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
Ian Nairnsey will present Broadway Blockbusters, the latest in
his Broadway musical series at the Okeechobee County Library.
Mr. Nairnsey, an expert on the music and lore of the Broadway
musical theater, will give his audience a glimpse into the hits of the
Broadway stage. These programs will be on the following Tuesday
nights and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room: "Phan-
tom of the Opera" Jan. 18; Walt Disney on Broadway Jan. 25;
"Les Miserables" Feb. 1; Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy
Coleman Feb 15.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will be hosting health and safety class-
es. 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 there-
after for up to three classes. One class is $25. Two classes are $30.
Three classes are $35. For more information, on the location of
classes or to sign up for a class, call (863) 763-2488.
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 information, call (863) 467-2321.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Jan. 20, "The Last Girls"
- Lee Smith; Thursday, Feb. 24, "The Time Travelers Wife" Audrey
Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa
Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha
Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" -
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had
Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Church hosting youth rally
The Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will host
Youth Rally 2005 for students in grades six through 12 on Jan. 21
and 22. There will be food, fun, games, a Fear Factor Challenge and
prizes. The hours are: Friday, Jan. 21, from 5 until 11 p.m.; and Sat-
urday, Jan 22, from 12 noon until 8 p.m. For information, call Steve
at (863) 801-9145.
Women's business luncheon planned
There will be a women's business luncheon on Friday, Jan. 21,
at the Clock Restaurant. Networking will begin 11:30 a.m. and
lunch will be at noon. Please invite a friend or someone with
whom you do business. Remember to bring flyers and brochures
about your business and if you choose, a gift to give away. For more
information, call (800) 299-8878.
Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties (formally known as the Okeechobee County School Readiness
Coalition) will be meeting at noon on Friday, Jan.21, at the Semi-
nole Inn in Indiantown. Call (863) 462-5792 to RSVP for a buffet
lunch or to get information.
Contractors host fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors Association will hold their third
annual fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe daylight
until 3 p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp, across from Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina. All proceeds go toward youth oriented
projects. For more information contact John O'Connell at 634-
7446, or Tony Stark at (8963) 467-0541.
Genealogy seminar is planned
The Genealogical Society presents George G. Morgan, author of
"How to Do Everything with your Genealogy" at their annual semi-
nar on Jan. 22. It will be held at the Serriinole Elementary School,
2690 N.W. 42nd Ave., at 9 a.m. Admission includes lunch and bev-
erages. For information, contact Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.









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Chicken soup: Comfort food can


In a previous column, I wrote
about the health benefits of home-
made chicken soup, noting that
the ingredients in the soup do help
relieve the symptoms of colds and
flu.
A reader wrote in to say she
doesn't have much time to cook
and asked if the soup could be
made in a crock pot or slow cook-
er.
After a little experimenting in
my kitchen, I have come up with a
slow version of my traditional
chicken soup recipe.
The key to making good chick-
en soup is simple: use enough
chicken.
For this recipe, you will need:
One large chicken (4-5
pounds)
One large stalk of celery
One large or two medium
onions
One head fresh garlic
Two tablespoons sage (fresh or
dried)
Two tablespoons thyme (fresh
or dried)
Two tablespoons parsley (fresh
or dried)
Two tablespoons salt
Two tablespoons pepper
(More salt, pepper, garlic pow-
der and herbs may be added, as
desired to taste)
Two large parsnips
Four large carrots
Four medium yellow squash
(If you don't like parsnips, you
might want to just use more car-
rots)
Four quarts chicken broih or
water
Eight tablespoons olive oil


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

PART ONE Cooking the
chicken
Remove the outer celery stalks,
reserving the inner celery "heart"
for later. Chop celery. The pieces
can be fairly large.
Chop one medium onion or
half of one large onion.
Clean and chop one head of
garlic.
Put four tablespoons of olive
oil in a skillet and heat to low heat.
Saute chopped .onion, garlic and
celery until translucent. Remove
from heat.
Using a slotted spoon to drain'
excess.oil, transfer cooked celery,
onions and garlic to slow cooker.
Add sage, thyme, parsley, salt
and pepper.
Add whole chicken to slow
cooker. Cover with broth or water.
Cook at high heat for eight
hours. When the chicken is com-
pletely cooked, it should be falling
off the bones.
Strain cooked food through a
colander, reserving the liquid
chicken stock. If you want to
reduce the fat conterit of the soup,
let the stock cool and skim off fat.
Return stock to slow cooker and
leave setting on low or warm.
You may wonder why I discard


the cooked celery, onions and gar-
lic with the chicken bones. After
eight hours in the slow cooker, the
celery and onions are very mushy.
All of the flavor and nutritional
benefits are now in the chicken
stock. I like vegetables to be ten-
der, but not mushy.

PART TWO Making the soup
Let cooked chicken cool
enough to be handled. Discard
bones, skin and cooked celery
and onions. Chop cooked chick-
en into small pieces and add to
stock.
Chop remaining vegetables
(celery heart, parsnips, carrots,
onion and squash) into very small
pieces (about one-four inch or
smaller.)
Heat four tablespoons of olive
oil in skillet. Saute vegetables in
oil until the carrots and parsnips
are tender, stirring regularly to
prevent burning. Using slotted
spoon to remove excess oil,
transfer cooked vegetables to
slow cooker.
If desired, add more salt, pep-


per, garlic powder, thyme and
sage to taste.
If you want noodles in your
soup, spoon some of the broth
into a saucepan, bring it to a boil,
add the noodles and cook until
tender. Then add the broth and
noodles back to the slow cooker.
Cooking the.. noodles in: broth
instead of water will add flavor.
This recipe makes about siix
quarts of soup.
I like to use fresh, herbs front .
my back porch container garden
(sage, thyme, parsley) but the
dried versions will work if you
don't have fresh herbs.
I tried growing herbs in an out-
door garden, but most perished in:
the hurricanes. One hardy Rose-
mary bushWsurvived it turns out
Rosemary is pret v, ell suited to
the Florida climate. .
If you, don't have fresh garlic
on hand, you can substitute four.
tablespoons of minced garlic,
which is sold in jars and packed in
olive oil.
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soup, this age old cold remedy
has been backed up scientific
researchers. They found some
substances found naturally in the
ingredients to chicken soup do
help relieve cold symptoms.
Garlic contains a substance
Lhat helps clear breathing pas-
sages Garlic is also good for the
heart.
Carrots and parsnips contain
substances that help boost the
immune system and fight infec-
tion.
Onions also contain sub-
stances that help kill bacteria.
.Thyme, in addition to being an
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Jim Medlin of West Palm Beach
and Larry Wright of Okeechobee
are making a habit of finishing in
the money at the
Headturners3.com bass tourna-
ments.
-In the Jan. 15-16 tournament,
Medlin led the field of 40 anglers
after the first day of fishing in less
than ideal weather conditions with
17.84 lbs. of Okeechobee large-
mouths. He also had the big fish of
the day on Saturday with a 7.28-lb.
beauty that earned him a $200 big
fish check. Medlin held onto the
lead Sunday with another 13.16
lbs., which gave him a two-day
total of 31 lbs. and a $2,000 first-
place check.
Wright, a local angler and pro-
fessional bass guide, was right
behind him with a two-day total of
25.26 lbs. Wright had 12.30 lbs.
after Saturday's weigh-in. The 12.96
lbs. he landed on Sunday locked
down second place for him. He
went home with a check for $800.
"It was rough out there this
weekend. It was worse today (Sun-
day) than, it was yesterday," said
Wright. "I found a spot and didn't
move all day. I used a Storm swim
bait and worked it like a worm in


the rocks."
Medlin and Wright are on a roll
with the Headturners3.com tourna-
ments. They seem to be taking
turns finishing ahead of each other.
Medlin finished in second place at
the December 2004 tournament,
while Wright finished third. Wright
finished fourth with Medlin coming
in 18th in the October tournament.
Wright then won the August 2004
tournament, and Medlin grabbed
second.
Tom Morse, a newcomer to the
Trail, finished right on the heels of
Wright with 25 lbs., which earned
him third place and a check for
$600.
Another newcomer to the Trail
was Rich Patterson of Orlando,
who finished in fourth place. Patter-
son brought in 24.48 lbs., which
was good for a $500 payday. He
also had the big fish of the day on
Sunday which gave him another
$200. It weighed in at 9.08 lbs.
Fifth place went to Syd Ropero
with 23.26 lbs. He picked up a
check for $400 for the weekend.
Roarke Morrison grabbed sixth
place and a check for $300 with a
two-day total weight of 23.24 lbs.
The next Headturners3.com
tournament will be on Feb. 19 and
20 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


Local angler and bass guide Larry Wright shows the crowd
one of the bass that earned him second place and a check
for $800 in the Headturners3.com bass tourney this week-
end. Wright had a two-day total of 25.26 lbs.


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Tom Morse finished in third place with a total weight of 25
Ibs. at the end of the two-day Headturners3.com bass tour-
ney. He received $600 for his efforts.


Jim Medlin of West Palm Beach led the Headturners3.com
bass tourney both days to take home top honors and a check
for $2,000. He also had big fish of the day (7.28 lb.) on Sat-
urday that earned him an additional $200.


Sports briefs


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

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

BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of


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

OCRA signups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.RA.) will be starting soon and
baseball and softball sign-ups will
be held at Teen Town on Saturday,
Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Registrations will also be held Feb.
5,12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of


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

Kids' casting
event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and
Okeechobee Marine Center will
hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition on Sunday, Jan. 30,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free
event will be held at the Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78


Duke stays at No. 1 in ladies hoop poll


By Chuck Schoffner
AP Sports Writer
Duke remained No. 1 in The
Associated Press women's bas-
ketball .poll and Ohio State
matched its highest ranking in
school history with a jump to
third.
No newcomers broke into the
poll Monday, just the second time
that has happened this season.
Purdue and UCLA clung to their
spots in the Top 25 after each lost
twice during the past week.
Duke received 31 of 45 first-
place votes from a national media
panel and held the top spot for the
second straight week with 1,104
points -14 more than No. 2 LSU.
The Blue Devils (16-1) have
overcome the season-long sus-
pension of point guard Lindsey
Harding and the, loss of guard
Caitlin Howe with a knee prob-
lem to fashion the nation's
longest winning streak at 14.
Their only game last week was an
impressive 87-65 victory at Vir-
ginia.
LSU, which was No. I for six
weeks before Duke took over,
inched closer to the top in replac-
ing Baylor at No. 2 and received


13 first-place votes. It was the
sixth time this season the No. 2
spot changed hands.
Ohio State (17-2) climbed
from fifth to third after beating
Rutgers 52-50 on Sunday and
received the remaining first-place
vote. The Buckeyes haven't been
'ranked this high since they were
third in the final poll of the 1992-
93 season, when Katie Smith led
them to the national champi-
onship game.
Rutgers, which had defeated
three Top 10 teams during an
eight-day stretch in late December
and early January, dropped from
fourth to sixth.
Baylor fell to fourth after a
triple overtime loss at Nebraska,
while Stanford won twice, to
move up one place to fifth. The
Cardinal's week included a 76-66
victory over No. 14 Boston Col-
lege. I
Tennessee moved up to sev-
entli and was followed by Michi-
gan State, North Carolina and
Texas Tech, which jumped three
spots to reach the Top 10 for the
first time this season.
A 17-point loss at home to
Connecticut dropped Notre Dame
from seventh to 11th. The Irish


rebounded to beat Purdue 86-69.
Minnesota was 12th and Con-
necticut, which seems to be right-
ing itself after some early strug-
gles, went from 16th to 13th.
Then it was Boston College, Texas
and Maryland, followed by Van-
derbilt, DePaul, Iowa State and
Kansas State.
'Georgia, Iowa, Virginia Tech,
Purdue and UCLA held the final
five places.
Texas dropped three spots
after losing to Texas Tech, and
beating Oklahoma State the
third straight week the Longhorns
have fallen in the poll.
. Iowa State made the biggest
jump, going from 24th to 19th
after beating Kansas and Mis-
souri. The Cyclones have won 11
straight, matching the nation's
second-longest winning streak.
Unranked Gonzaga also has won
11 in a row.
UCLA tumbled from 19th to
25th after losing to Arizona State
and Arizona. Purdue lost to Min-
nesota before' falling to Notre
Dame the first time the Boiler-
makers have lost consecutive.
games since December 2001 -
and slipped four places to 24th.


West, and is open to girls and boys in
two age groups-7-10 and 11-14.
Winners in each age group
will receive a medal and a rod and
reel. Winners will advance to the'
state competition. State winners


then advance to the semi-finals
and potentially the National Bass-
master, Casting. Kid's Champi-
onship for a share of over $20,000
in scholarships.
Additionally, each contestant at


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


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 14,
through Thursday, Jan. 20, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Electra" (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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Racing Stripes"
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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-
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matinees are $3.50.
For more information, call
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Briefs

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

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

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper-ttoW-
els, old- l e oA'.els', L'I.Ai'.": ,:!d
kenn ts., a pu rt Ia'.'. r -.'.i ,,.,_.:.
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

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

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
Beach County.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center. You can
invite up to 20 friends to join you
for a wildlife adventure tour,
hands on animal encounter,
games and a special craft for
everyone to make. For more infor-
mation on cost and reservations,
call 763-4630.

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 VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans 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.


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FOUND: Small mix breed
wearing getmehome.com
tag. (863)357-3225

RC MONSTER TRUCK
,remote control found
on 710 highway
(863)467-2815



BLACK LAB, Neutered Male,
Viking. Area. Just moved
here; children heart brok-
en. If found please call
863-763-3134 ext. 242
CAT lost in the vic. of SW
9th str. long hair calico de-
clawed. brown mark on
nose (863)697-3945

CHOCOLATE LAB
Male,, 7 years old.
Goes by the
name "Duke"
Last seen in
Bassinger on,
'Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
MAN'S WALKING CANE- 1
of a kind, Shaft/hickory,
top/brass goose head.
.(863)763-2865.


PITBULL black, older with
graying on muzzle. Red
collar. Vic. of Platts Bluff.
Call (863)467-6960.
SIAMESE DECLAWED
Small chocolate Point Neu
tered Male lost 12/23/04
(863)467-7517
TACKLE BOX
in the vic. 2 mi.
N.Indian prarie lots 129
(772)597-3274
WALLET: Black, Mans. Lost
on Wed. 1/12th in the vic.
of Scott Driver Boat Ramp.
Reward! 863-697-0148


CAT Free to a good home
(863)357-1522
or (863)634-6596

RABBIT MANURE Free,
you pick up, by the truck
load or bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof


4
ROTT/LAB MIX
10 yr male needs loving
home. Very gentle. Moving
must find a home. Call
(863)357-9655.


Yard Sale: Wed &Thurs., 1/
19 & 1/20, 5924 NE 3rd
Lane, 70 East, past Mos-
quito Creek to 60th Ave.
ceramics, molds, ladies
clothes, 2 old sewing ma-
chines & lots of misc.


Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.

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


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line from home. Business,
Paralegal, Computers,
Networking and more. Fi-
nancial Aid available, job
placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.


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Employment
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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

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

CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS/LABORERS
$9. hr. & up. Must speak
fluent English & have
reliable transportation.
563-299-0127
Server &
Hostess Needed
111 SParrott Ave.
Clock Restaurant
Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193
Class A & B
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The Okeechobee Utility*Authority is
seeking one or more applicants with a
strong background in computers. Must
have High School Diploma or equivalent
with specialized course work in general
office practices such as bookkeeping and
accounting, and have one (1) year of
responsible related experience. Applicants
with working experience in accounts
receivable, balancing, and related activities
are desirable. Proficiency in Excel is
preferred. Must be able to effectively
work under pressure with frequent
interruptions, and work 40 hours per
week with overtime if necessary.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
A Drug-Free Workplace
Applications available at 100 SW 5th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. Applications
accepted until positions) filled.


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


DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced
have a class A CDL Ap-
ply
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Indiantown, Florida
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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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time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
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SPolertia. or advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
a Generous time off program
Ehie Okeeclwbee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







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


tI ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
?I SEEKS EXP'D
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Concrete Formwork Carpenters
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron.
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WANTED
Experienced only need apply.
Good Pay & Good Benefits
863-634-7722


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


Delivery Driver
Top Pay, Benefits
Experienced. Class A
CDL. Clean license
Tampa Farn Service
19200 SW
Waifield Blvd.
Indianto',iiFL 34956
772-597-2000
Full Time help wanted foi
Equipment Iractir drive
on an Okeechobee Ranch.
Tractor experience neces-
sary. Position is hourly
pay w/at least 40 his per
week. Benefits & 401k.
Call Travis at (772)473-
3039


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, OL
www.rncso.org. 1,000+-
vacancies, including civil-
ian.
EXPERIENCED Child Care.
Worker Needed.
Must be 18 &
have High School
Diploma or GED.
(863)467-5588.


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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

DIAMOND R FERTILIZER
COMPANY, INC.
Is looking for Owner
Operators
Class A CDL with Hazmat
.& Tanker endorsements.
SGreat compensation.
Good driving record a
must. Apply in person
at 710 NE 5th Ave.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
STeams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs Dozer
Operator. M/F/V/D. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820
Ext. 420
Immediate Opening for
Exp'd Cook. Crossroad
. Restaurant. (863)763-
8333.
LABORER/SKILLED
Dickerson needs skilled
-laborer for Ft. Drum Mine.
Some mechanical skill
a plus. M/F/V/D. EDE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820,
S Ext. 420


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4 St.

Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext. 301


Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
-Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410 .


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TOLL COLLECTORS
WANTED
Yeehaw- Ft Pierce.
Call {772-}429-1452.
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

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
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WAITRESS Needed break-
fast & lunch (863)763-
2826 Mooney
DRWP

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




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seeks team player. Previ-
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will train. Part-Time.
Please fax your resume to
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CLEANER NEEDED
Nights, Okeechobee,
Three times per week $54
for 41/ hrs per week. Once
per week $18 for 1% hrs.
Once per month $30 for 1V2
hrs 1-800-823-5412.


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COOK
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Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
DFWP

HANDYMAN NEEDED
Light Ranch Work
w/Mowing. 20 hrs. week.
Housing provided w/small
salary. Call for more info.
(863)763-2838

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

PALM BEACH POST
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Needed for Okeechobee
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Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 5 '
Computer. Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace FiKture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630n
Jewelry 635
Lamps,'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To 9 & Games 730
V0Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740)




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


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



DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.

MICROWAVE-
Works great,
$30.
(863)467-1009

REFRIGERATOR, Hot
Point, 18 cu. I Almonr
Very good condition.
$75 (863)610-3531

WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/ both..
(863)675-4858

WASHER: Roper, Heavy
Duty, Large capacity.
Very good condition.
$60 (863)610-3531


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



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

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


STEEL BUILDINGS -
EZ BUILD YOUR OWN
AISC Certification Office/
Warehouse Shop/Garage,
Arena/Barn, Hangers.
A plant near you!
Spec to spec will beat
any price or $205.
(800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.




GALVANIZED STEEL ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1IX 32"w, U haul, $150
(772)971-9474.
METAL ROOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct From
Manufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.



LEATHER JACKETS
1-camel sz.14,1grey %/
length sz.18 $190 for both
will sep (863)467-6550



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


FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.


BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
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
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
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 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
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
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305:
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
FULL BED
& Dresser
Good cond. $500
Call (863)357-1522


GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.
QUEEN SLEEPER- & Round
Butcher Block Table w/4
chairs exc cond $300 will
separate (863)467-1009.
SOFABED & MATCHING
CHAIR, neutral print, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
SOFA BED: Neutral Colors.
Good condition. $95
(863)357-3413


SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

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

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.
TWIN MATTRESS COVERS
(2) w/at. heat elements like
new $10 (863)467-8681




GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS
3-2PW, metal wds $75
(863)467-9892

GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.


GERMAN ORTGIES- Semi
auto pistol, $150.
(863)763-4961.

REMINGTON SPORTSMAN
48- 20 gauge, semi auto,
1$365. (863)467-7838.

SPANISH STAR, Semi-
Auto. Pistol, 380 cal.
Hammerless, $175
863-763-4961



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



KEROSENE HEATERS
(2) slightly used
in exc. cond. $75
(863)763-3955



AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W 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
FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

Mobilhome Doors-
Peach colored Vinyl
siding, stove, dish
washer & Addl. vari-
ous items, Price to
sell (863)634-2817
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classad@newszap.com
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.
HOSPITAL BED
w/side rails & mattress
$100 or best offer
(863)465-1604


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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.


DOG CAGE
New, med. suitable for
hurricane shelter $15
(863)763-1187
HUSKY/PITBULL MIX
All have blue eyes.
6 wks. old. $50 each.
(863)763-5663
LAB MIX, Male, 1 / yrs. old.
Loveable & Friendly. $50
To good home only.
(863)634-2424
TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFHENPINSCHER
($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.


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



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




HOT TUB Hydro Spa tub w/
7 digital system 71s
square w/4 seats $2500
1(863)634-7448



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



BASKETBALL HOOP, Self
Standing w/hoop, net, back-
board & pole. Good cond.
$65. 863-610-6195



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

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 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed' Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.Supplies 860
Seeds,'Plants,
Flowers 865


-ar.

BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





LOOKING
TO BUY
"--" COWS
P' 863-673-1491

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


BAY GELDING 21/ yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.

HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, o1
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.


SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.



RIDING MOWER (2) one
runs good & other for
parts 1 extra deck $75
(863)467-2609 aft. 2


BRANGUS BULL- good
stud, gentle, Brangus cat-
tle-pregnant,772)286-
9111 or (772)463-1613.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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






OAK LAKE VILLAS
2BR/2BA, $850 mo., 1st,
last, $500 seEc
Call (863)763-8391


Area: 1102 NW 7th Street
4 Bdrm., 1 Ba., remodeled
kitchen & bath. Tile floors.
Big yard. Near' schools.
$850 mo., 1st & sec. dep.
(863)357-0348 Evenings.



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs balld'out
completed. Approx. 2000.
sq ft, located on 441N., -
close to hospital,; For
information 467-Q831.1


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos;
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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 inr
quidries only;--' call.
(828)231-8849.


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, Murpriy, or-!
okeemountainrealty:cdim ,
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.



4.4 Wooded Acres near
Public Boat Ramp td
Kissimmee River and Lake.
1995 Doublewide3/2
Spacious Homes of'Merit"
with Fireplace & Garden ,.
Tub on dead end street.
Above Ground Pool, Crovs
Fenced, Garden Spot.
Horses Welcome.
Comfortable Country',
Living. 13 miles west of
Okeechobee in secluded
Platts Bluff.
$172,000,,
No Pressure, I PromiseI

Call -
Gail Brown
Realtor '
863-697-0288
' Berger Real Estate Inc.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, January 18,2005


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(5) 20 ACRE PARCELS
$9,900 per acre.
10 miles West on State Road 70.

BRAND NEW CBS HOME
1,700 sq. ft. 3Bd/2Ba.
27th Ave. & 7th St. $139,500.

Call Steve Watford
634-2367


Berger Real Estate Inc, Philip Y. Berger* Broker


Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br. 21/ ba., gar., fence,
nFP, 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
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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


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

(954)
605-6407


Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.
** ** -
Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.com



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.


MONTURA RANCH, (3) 1i
acre Lots @ $24,000. ea.
in a Growing are. Se Habla
Espanol. (239)980-7168



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 comfr
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 Isles: Water-
front, Lake access. 3/2, '98
Palm Harbor. 55' dock, sea
wall, No storm damage!
$189,500 863-467-7132



Mobile Homes i



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 20101)
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



MOBILE HOME- 2Br, 2Ba
Screen room w/extra kitch-
en, car port, Ig shaded lot,
CLEAN! 863-467-4726
Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.

Reading a newspaper helps
you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people!
Shop here first!
The classified ads.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles .3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


CANOE
Fiberglass, 14,
like new, $350
(863)467-8161
DUCK SKIFF, Fiberglass,
12 ft., 25 hp Merc. elec.
start w/trlr. All new equip.
$1800 (863)467-7406
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 &
trailor incl. $2500
(863)763-8054
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982
PALM BEACH- 22FT- w/
Cutty cab,'97 Ocean Pro
225 Evinrude, float on
trailer, Tee Top, $11,000.
(863)763-7361.

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


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PROP Alumumrnin like new,
never refurb. Hub kit incl.
17P fits mercury 90HP
$60 (863)763-1424
RANGER, '02, 392V, '01
Merc. 200hp, 122 hrs.,
2i/ yr. warranty, $10,500.
(863)763-1020


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

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 9rA' self
contained $2500
(863)763-6348



BOAT PROPS- Stainless
steel, various sizes, $100.
Call eves (863)824-0455
or lv msg.


DIRT BIKE- Motor 85hp,
small bike, good cond.,
runs good, $1500. firm
(863)634-9769.
SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
800CC, 2700 Miles
Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897


RV TRL. 24' Yellowstone,
Sleeps 6 fair cond. $1700
or best offer (863)824-
0455
TRAVEL TRL. 22' Skyline
recondition in good work-
ing order a must see
$2000 (863)697-8664.


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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

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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment -1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40F0
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070






BUICK REGAL, '95- good
cond, new tires, $2600.
(863)824-3414.

CHEVY CORSICA 1992
120K mls., New paint &
Tires less than 6 mo. old.
$1000 neg. 863-357-0147
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
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)697-81'38


4
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.
Kia Sportage, '01, 53k mi.,
30 mi. to gallon, 4 yr. ex-
tended warranty. $8000.
(863)467-1325
MAZDA 00' 626
$5500
(863)634-1998

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



CADILLAC ESCALADE '00
4x4, Tow pkg., 52K ml.
w/100K ml. warrantee.
$24,000 863-467-9284
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.


JEEP PICK-UP 89'
4wh dr good
woods buggy w/parts $450
(863)634-5243


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

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


BUGGY TIRES, 18.4X38
Good Year, 8 ply, 70" Tall on
6 lug, 2V/ ton bolt pattern.
$2500 (863)467-2423
ENGINE
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856
FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.
TOW HITCH Reese,
New style, fits 89-00
Dodge trucks asking
$50 (863)763-1424
UTILITY BED
long wheel base dually,
very good shape $1000
(863)634-5243


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, Ede)
Brock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305
FORD 87' F150 w/93 en-
ine, until. work truck
2200 or best offer
(786)236-1615


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 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-CP-238
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM E. PROK,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WILLIAM E. PROK, deceased, File
Number 2004-CP-238, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH-ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is January 18, 2005.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esq.
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772-461-0558
Flonda Bar No. 618454
Personal Representative:
Cynthia P. Ruppel
2711 Aloma Oaks Drive
Oviedo, FL 32765
547990 ON 1/18,25/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Any prices listed in the Okeechobee
Real Estate Magazine or quoted by
American Eagle Site Development,
Inc. for any lot purchases in Eagle
Point Subdivision are no longer val-
id as of January 13, 2005.
547818 ON 1/16-29/05
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


Community Events


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 Preg-
nancy Prevention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each month. For
information about the coalition or joining the Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion Task Force, contact Executive Director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-
5877.

Main Street members will meet
-The general membership meeting for Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.
will be held at noon on Jan.26 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant. The public
is welcome. For information on Main Street, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Family history center re-opens
The Okeechobee Family History Center located at the Church of Lat-
ter Day'Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will re-open on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. They
will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.

Quilt show planned
Tanti Quilters of Okeechobee will be having their annual quilt show


on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the old building adjoin-
ing the Tanti school on U.S. P8 near the airport. Many handmade quilts
and crafts will be on display and some will be for sale. A $2 donation is
requested. For more information, call Margaret at (863) 467-8020.

Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating skills and
seamanship program beginning Thursday, Jan. 27. This program is for
the beginner/novice as well as the seasoned mariner. Participants must
pre-register as seating is limited and materials must be ordered. Please
call (863) 467-3085 to reserve your seat.

Gun safety class offered
The Chamber of Commerce will host a civilian defensive gun safety
class on Jan. 27 starting at 7 p.m. On Jan. 29, the second session of the
class will be held on the shooting range. Everyone will meet at the
Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. to get directions to the range. Openings are
still available. For more information, call (863) 763-6464.

Teen block party scheduled
The Communities in Schools will host their next teen block party on
Jan. 28 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 7 until
11 p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This block party is for middle
school students only. For information, call (863) 462-5863.


Free memory screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss screenings will be held at'the Visiting
Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. (VNA), from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The VNA is located at 208 S.E. Park St. in Okeechobee. The screenings
are being offered by the Alzheimer's Association and the Memory Disor-
der Center at St. Mary's Hospital. For more information call Donna True,
licensed clinical social worker, at (800) 861-7826, or (772) 344-6047.
Please call (800) 861-7826 for an appointment.

Fulford in concert at church
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association (OREA) will present
Janet Fulford in concert at the First Baptist Church on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Ms. Fulford is the daughter of Wayne and Ruth Fulford, and is a former
resident of Okeechobee now living in Palm Beach County. She was the
pianist at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Tickets are $5 and will
be sold at the door, or can be purchased from OREA members.

Habitat for Humanity plans auction
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee will be holding its annual auc-
tion on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Rodney's Auction Barn, 493 U.S. 441 S.E.
The yard sale begins at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 3 p.m. To
donate goods for the auction and yard sale, contact Jean Murphy at 634-
5236. Arrangements can be made to pick up the items prior to the event,
or items may be dropped off on the day of the auction.


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