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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 19 Wednesday, January 19, 2005 50N 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


Roddick, Hewitt
post first-round wins
MELBOURNE, Australia
- Andy Roddick and Lleyton
Hewitt had little trouble win-
ning in the first round of the
Australian Open, starting
their bids to stop Roger Fed-
erer from winning a third
straight Grand Slam title.
Second-ranked Roddick
spent a set figuring out how
to handle left-handed Geor-
gian Irakli Labadze before
sweeping to a 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
win Tuesday. Hewitt got pro-
gressively more pumped in a
6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win over Arnaud
Clement, his third win
against the Frenchman in as
manyweeks.
Sports, Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 405
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.42 feet


(Governor proposes budget

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Project Lodge: Home away from home
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Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Maureen Budjinski, executive director of Wellington Regional Health and Education
Foundation, Inc., spoke to Rotarians about a home that will be built in Wellington
where family members can stay when a loved one is hospitalized away from home.
Ms. Budjinski (left) was welcomed to the meeting by Rotary President Kristy Craw-
ford (right).

Home will be haven for families


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
A non-profit organization is
raising money to build a home
in Wellington where families
can stay while a loved one is
seeking treatment at a hospital.
Local Rotarians learned of
the home called Project Lodge.
Maureen Budjinski, execu-
tive director of Wellington
Regional Health and Education
Foundation, Inc., Lodge said
the home will be 20,000
square feet with eight to 10
rooms. Among the rooms the
home will have include a
shared kitchen, a dining room,
an outdoor playground and a
meditation garden.
The home will be built on
four donated acres.
Wellington Regional Health


Lake level
Last Year:
15.45 feet


and Education Foundation is a
non-profit organization whose
mission is to build and support
Project Lodge.
Ms. Budjinski is a member
of the Rotary Club of Welling-
ton. She invited members of
the Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee to the centennial cele-
bration of Rotary at her club on
March 5.
Ms. Budjinski said it pro-
motes healing when patients
and families can stay together.
The home will not have age
restrictions, or restrictions as
to the type of illness or where
the treatment is being sought.
The design of the home will
be similar to a bed and break-
fast, said Ms. Budjinski.
She said $4 to $5 million
needs to be raised in the next
two years to build Project


Lodge. She hopes to have a
groundbreaking ceremony
after the first $2 million has
been raised.
Fundraisers are being held to
raise the money needed to build
the home.
The next fundraiser is a ten-
nis tournament that has been
named Wimbledon at Welling-
ton. The tournament will be
held on Feb. 12 at the Palm
Beach Polo & County Club at
11198 Polo Club Road, in
Wellington.
Also, on March 19 the Rotary
Club of Okeechobee will have
its second annual L.O.S.T. (Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail) Bike
Ride beginning at Nubbins
Slough at 8 a.m.
The Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee meets every Tuesday at
noon at the Golden Corral.


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An Okeech
victed of
burglarizing
a local tav-
ern has
been sen-
tenced to
prison,
thanks in
part to an
open freez-
er door.
On Tues-
day, Judge
Robert Maker


burglary
)rris David Rodriguez to five years
News for theft and 15 years for the
burglary of Kahootz Draft
hobee man con- House at 702 N.W. Park Street
in Okeechobee.
Earlier this month, a jury
found Rodriguez, 43, guilty of
burglarizing the restaurant.
According to the police
report, on April 12, 2004, the
tavern was burglarized and
food valued at $284 was
taken. The crime went from a
misdemeanor to a felony
David when the burglar failed to
Rodriguez close the freezer door. Food


msom sentenced


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Classifieds ...... 14-16
Comics ........... 13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .8
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Weather ........... .2
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Augusta rattled by tiny


quakes but no damage


AUGUSTA, Ga. Three
earthquakes near Augusta kept
9-1-1 dispatchers busy early
Tuesday, but experts say the
quakes which registered
preliminary magnitudes
between 2.0 and 2.5 were
nothing to get shaken up
about.
"We even heard it at our
house," said Columbia County
emergency management
Director Pam Tucker, who lives
in Evans, about 10 miles north-
west of Augusta, where the
quakes appeared to be cen-
tered. "It sounded like thunder,
but there wasn't a cloud in the
sky."
The first quake struck at
11:48 p.m. Monday, while the
next two came at 4:52 a.m.
and 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, said


John Bellini, a geophysicist for
the U.S. Geological Survey's
National Earthquake Informa-
tion Center in Colorado.
The magnitudes were the
minimum people can typically
feel, said Donald Stevenson, a
seismologist for the Westing-
house Savannah River Compa-
ny, which monitors earth-
quake activity for the U.S.
Department of Energy.
"You would just feel a
bump in the night," he said.
"There's no damage that
would be associated with
something that small."
Most callers to Columbia
County 9-1-1 reported "booms,
vibrations and shaking win-
dows."
There hasn't been a signifi-
cant earthquake (magnitude


4.0 or above) in the area since
the 1970s, and Tuesday's tem-
blors were no exception, Belli-
ni said. Since 1974, there have
been only 12 quakes within 40
miles of Evans, which is situat-
ed where the coastal plain
meets the Piedmont region.
The only earthquake to reg-
ister above a 4.0 struck Aug. 2,
1974, Bellini said. Generally, it
takes an earthquake of at least
4.5 magnitude to cause any
damage to buildings.
The U.S. Geological Survey
states that Thurmond Lake,
located between Georgia and
South Carolina is a major
earthquake center for the two
states.


Courtesy photo
Detective honored
Okeechobee City Police Department Detective Bettye
Taylor was recognized by Riverside National Bank for
numerous cases she had handled for the business in
2004. On Dec. 22, Tabitha Trent (left) of Riverside Nation-
al Bank presented Detective Taylor (right) with the Home-
town Hero Award which included a certificate and a
Seiko watch.


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Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment boar -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
mayapply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.
Two tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Two winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$102,261.22 each, the Florida Lot-
tery said Tuesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Miramar and
Orlando, lottery officials reported.
The 263 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $125.50 each.
Another 8,457 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $10.50, and 84,849 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Monday
nightwere 12-14-19-29-30.
Scotty's stores
are closing shop
WINTER HAVEN Scotty's
Inc., the 80-year-old hardware store
chain that filed for bankruptcy,
appears to be approaching its last
days.
Winter Haven-based Scotty's is
in final stages of liquidation, a
court-appointed bankruptcy offi-
cial, David Spehar, said Monday.
Stores in Land O'Lakes, Dade
City, Brooksville and Haines City are
among those selling their entire
inventory. Employees who
answered phones at the Haines
City and Land O'Lakes stores said
about 15 remaining branches will
close by March 31.
The company said it had been
surviving against such competitors
as Lowe's and Home Depot, but
Hurricane Charley doomed the
company when it destroyed Scot-
ty's Punta Gorda store and serious-
ly damaged other branches.
The telephone number at Scot-
ty's headquarters had been discon-
nected Monday.
Woman dies after
fall from balcony
NORTH FORT MYERS A
woman who attempted a gymnas-
tics maneuver on a second-floor
hotel balcony slipped and fell to her
death, sheriff's officials said.
Molly Jerman, 23, of Cape Coral
died Sunday after attempting a
handstand on the balcony's railing.
She toppled over and dropped to
the hotel's patio, according to the
Lee County sheriff's department.
Missing teens,
are found dead
PANAMA CITY BEACH T wo
missing Bay County teenagers
were found dead Monday from
apparent self-inflicted gunshots at a
beach home under construction,
police said.
Ashlyn Pecori, 14, and Jeremy
Hightower, 15, who had been dat-
ing for 10 months, were found on
the second floor of the home. They
were first reported missing last
week.
Police said the teens left behind
a series of songs, letters, poems
and drawings with dark overtones
but no clear evidence of a planned
death pact, The News Herald of
Panama City reported.
Police said they believe both
teens died from self-inflicted gun-
shots.
Foreign minister
detained at airport
MIAMI Argentina's foreign
minister was detained and ques-
tioned at Miami International Air-
port after he allegedly requested
permission to enter the cockpit of a
plane and question pilots aboul
why the flight was delayed.
Rafael Bielsa was aboard an


American Airlines flight from New
York's John F. Kennedy Airport tc
Miami on Friday, night, a trip thai
began four hours behind schedule
because of weather- and mechani.
cal-related delays.
Bielsa allegedly got out of his
first-class seat while the plane was
taxiing and asked to talk to the
pilots about the delay. A flight
attendant asked Bielsa to sii
down, and he allegedly refused
said Dave Adams, a spokesman
for the Federal Air Marshal Set
vice.
Bielsa was questioned at the
gate once the flight reached
Miami shortly after 1 a.m. Satur
day.


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valued at $2,004 was spoiled.
While theft of items valued
less than $300 is petit theft, a
misdemeanor, burglary of a
structure with damages of
$1,000 or more is a felony.
For Rodriguez, an unem-
ployed laborer who already had
two felony convictions on his
record, it was the third strike.


According to Kahootz manag-
er John Gronefeld, a video cam-
era captured the theft on tape.
"This man has no regard for
anyone's property and should be
sentenced-to the maximum,"
said Mr. Gronefeld at the sen-
tencing hearing.
When first apprehended,
Rodriguez told police he was
drunk the night before and could
not remember where he had
been.
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Although defense attorney
Tamara Starks pointed out that
Mr. Rodriguez denied earlier
activity, Mr. Rodriguez had
recently been released from the
Okeechobee County Jail follow-
ing his conviction on theft
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Winning Lottery numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
9-2-5
Play 4
0-9-2-3
'Fantasy 5
14-30-29-19-12


Fire calls


City Fire Depart.
Jan. 11
Assist Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue, S.E. 8th St.
Firefighter assisted Fire/Res-
cue.
Jan. 12
Medical, S.W. 10th Dr.
Firefighter assisted Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70
W.
The call was canceled.
Assist Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue with a patient, S.E.
Eighth Dr.
The patient was taken to the
hospital.
Smoke complaint, N.E. Fifth
St.
No fire or smoke was found.
Firefighter did not find any haz-
ards.
Jan. 13
Truck knocked down power
lines, N.W Ninth Ave. and 11th St.
FPL and Adelphia were noti-
fied.
Medical, N.W. Ninth St.
Firefighters administered oxy-
gen and started taking vitals.
Fire/Rescue .transported the
patient to Raulerson Hospital.
Jan. 14
Power line on fire, N.W. Ninth
Ave. and 6th St.
FPL was notified.
Automobile accident, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave. and Third St.
One patient was taken to the
hospital.
Jan. 16
Automobile accident, N.W.
Ninth Ave.
No hazards were found. Fire-
fighters assisted Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue with a patient.
Firefighters also assisted the police
department with traffic.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70 E.
A child was hit by a vehicle in
the drive-thru area of Burger King.
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
took the patient to Raulerson Hos-
pital.
Medical, Kahootz
Firefighters started checking the
patient. Fire/Rescue took the patent
to Raulerson Hospital.
County Fire/Rescue
Jan.- 11
Vehicle versus pedestrian, S.R.
70
The patient reftued service. No
hazards were found.
Jan. 12
Brush fire, S.W. 85tli Ave.
The fire had been extinguished
before Fire/Rescue arrived.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441


The driver of the vehicle hit
something sticking out in the road-
way.
Brush fire, S.R. 70W.
Nothing was found.
Jan. 13
Grass fire, S.R. 70
The fire had been extinguished
before Fire/Rescue arrived.
Assist medical crew, S.R. 70 E.
No hazards were found.
Burning trash on the side of the
road, N.W 36th St.
The fire was extinguished.
Burn complaint, S.E. 21st Ct.
There were four or five piles of
debris smoldering. The sheriff's
office checked on the piles
throughout the night.
Jan. 14
Automobile accident, U.S. 98
The patient and motorcycle
were lying on the ground. The
patient was transported to the hos-
pital.
Automobile accident, Rauler-
son Road
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with patient care. No haz-
ards were found.
Jan. 15
Vehicle fire, Florida Turnpike
The fire was extinguished by the
tow truck driver.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
N.
The patients refused treatment
and transport.
Jan. 16
Assist medical crew, S.W Third
Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with a patient. Fire/Res-
cue followed the medical crew to
the hospital.
Smoke complaint, N.W 30th
The owner was using the fire to
cook. The owner was advised of
the burn laws and agreed to put the
fire out when he was finished cook-
ing.
Structure fire, N.W 11th Dr.
The fire was extinguished with-
out problems. The owner said the
fire started in the front bedroom.
Jan. 17
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
N.
No hazards were found.
Fire alarm, N.W. 11th Lane
The owner was cooking and the
alarm went off. No fire was found
in the kitchen.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70 E.
The accident involved a single
vehicle. The vehicle was on its side.
The people in the vehicle had left
the scene. Fire/Rescue disconnect-
ed the car battery.
Medical assist, U.S. 441 S.
Fire/Rescue set up a landing
zone for Aeromed. Fire/Rescue
waited until the helicopter depart-
ed.


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Ronald and crew
Mrs. Heather Pope's Kindergarten class at North Elementary School had a visitor Friday
afternoon Ronald McDonald. He told jokes, performed magic tricks, did some juggling
and told stories that encouraged the children to learn to read. North Elementary School
had a contest to see which class could collect the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDon-
ald Houses. Mrs. Pope's class won by collecting 72 pounds, so they were rewarded by
a visit from Ronald.



Broadway blockbusters



returns to local library
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing music. eighteen. He has been collecting
back his Broadway musical Jan. 25, lan brings us Walt music for fifty-four years and still
series. This year's series is Disney on Broadway and on Feb. maintains a great fascination
Broadway Blockbusters, five 1, Les Miserables. Les Miserables with the ever-changing musical
programs on started as a French opera and theater scene. Born in London,
the best of ,. became one of the world's most Ian has lived in Okeechobee for
Broadway, popular musicals which is eight years. He has given 24 talks
which will be remarkable since the story on public radio and five library
presented at began as a 1200 page novel writ- programs. lan feels it's impor-
the Okee- ten in 1862. It is still running inprograms. Ian feels it's impor-
fhe,.. Okee....-A ---f- tant to share the dramatic


cioibee
Library on
Tuesday at 7 ...
p.m., Jan. 25
and, Feb. 1, 8 lan Nairnsey
and 15. Each,
program includes a discussion of
the musical and excerpts of the


Ethel Davis Reichert
Ethel 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 Okee-
chobee 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
United 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
Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth
St. in Okeechobee on Wednes-
day, Jan. 19, at 10a.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
John R. Couden
John R. Couden, age 74, died
Jan. 5, 2005. He was a 15-year
resident of Buckhead Ridge and
was born in Noblesville, Ind. His
family moved to West Palm
Beach when he was a child. A
member of the U.S. Air Force,
Mr. Couden served four years in
Alaska prior to the outbreak of
the Korean War. He was a mem-
ber of Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church in West Palm Beach. Mr.
Couden joined the West Palm
Beach Fire Department in ,1953
as a driver-engineer and retired
in 1975 after 22 years with the
department. An avid model
builder from his youth, he was
known throughout the area for
his models of airplanes, sailing
ships and especially trains and
specialized in model repairs for
local collectors.
He is survived by: his wife of
48 years, Shirley; sons, Ben of


Niew YorK and London to pacKed
houses. Feb. 8, the current
Broadway scene will be dis-
cussed and the series concludes
on Feb. 15 with a tribute to the
music of Cy Coleman.
Ian Nairnsey has been inter-
ested in musicals since he was


West Palm Beach, Chris (Deb-
bie) of Buckhead Ridge, Steve
(Polly) of Ft. Myers; and, three
grandsons.
Following cremation, grave-
side services were held Tuesday,
Jan. 18, in Lake Worth Memory
Garden. A fire department honor
guard officiated with interment
in the veteran's section of the
Gardens. Arrangements were in
the care of the National Crema-
tion Society and Aycock Funeral
Homes of Stuart.
James 'Jerry' Fralix
James 'Jerry' Fralix, age 58, of
Okeechobee, died Monday Jan.
17, 2005, at
Raulerson Hos- ,
pital. He was
born on April
4, 1946 in '
Pulaski, Tenn.
and was the
son of James
and Lillian Fral-
ix. Mr. Fralix James
was a retired Fralix
dairyman who
came to Okeechobee in 1958
from Pulaski, Tenn. He was a
member of the Church of God of
Prophecy. Mr. Fralix loved fishing,
cooking and loved spending time
with family and friends.
He is survived by: his wife of


moments in musicals as well
what to listen for and what the
show is about. His intention is to
wet the audience's appetite so
they'll be tempted to see shows
when they come to West Palm
Beach and Miami.


42 years, Johnnie R. Fralix; three
sons, Jerry Jr. (Lisa) Fralix, Ricky
(Corinna) Fralix, Wynn FralixT all
of Okeechobee; four grandchil-
dren, Shana, Jessica, Dillon and
Marshall Fralix; one great-grand-
child; and, three brothers, Ronnie
Fralix of Okeechobee, Kenny Fral-
ix of Pulaski, Tenn., Carey Fralix of
Pikeville, Tenn.
Visitation will be at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home on Thurs-
day Jan. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m.
--Funeral Services will be held at
the Church of God of Prophecy on
Friday Jan. 21, at 11 a.m.
Internment will be at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Rosa Williams
Rosa Williams, age 106, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
Visitation will be at Mount
Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. in Okee-
chobee on Saturday, Jan. 22,
from 1 until funeral service time
at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery. Arrangements
are under the direction and care
of the Buxton Funeral Home.


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learning
GAINESVILLE High school
teachers and county extension
agents can now earn their master
of science degree via a new dis-
tance education program begin-
ning this month at the University
of Florida.
"We knew there was a need
for this type of degree program,"
said Brian Myers, an assistant pro-
fessor of agricultural education at
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and
coordinator of the online pro-
gram. "Teachers and extension
agents need graduate degrees for
career advancement, but many of
them live too far from a university
to attend regular classes. This dis-
tance learning program will allow
them to keep their jobs and stay
close to home."
Sharon Guest-Tagliavento, a
UF/IFAS Flagler County 4-H exten-
sion agent participating in the
program, said it eliminates a two-
hour commute each way to the
university in Gainesville. "It gives
me time for my 4-H work that
would otherwise be spent driving
and sitting in a classroom until
late in the evening."
Marie Fussell, a teacher at Bar-
tow High School in Polk County,
likes the specific nature of the
courses. "It's all about something
I can use," she said.
When asked how they'll fit
class work into their already
packed schedules, Ms. Fussell and
her friend, Keitha Barnhorst,
another teacher from Polk Coun-
ty, looked at each other and
smiled. "Looks like we will be.-
busy every Saturday from 8 E.nm.
until noon," Ms. Barnhorst said.
Faculty in the UF/IFAS College
of Agricultural and Life Sciences
tailored the distance program to


for teachers


meet the needs of extension
agents and teachers in the public
school system, including courses
for improving technical skills and
classroom teaching methods. In
addition, there are courses in pro-
gram development and adult edu-
cation designed for extension
agents.
Distance education courses are
offered during three semesters per
year, and participants register for
two courses each semester.
"We split the classes each
semester, so our students take
one class at a time, eight weeks
per class," Mr. 'Myers said.
"Because teachers and extension
agents are so busy, they find it eas-
ier to concentrate on just one
class at a time."
Instead of completing a thesis,
each class member must submit
a final project at the end of the
two-and-one-half-year program
of study.


Mr. Myers said the first class,
which begins in January 2005, has
19 participants, including 4 exten-
sion agents and 15 high school
teachers. Future classes will have a
maximum of 20 participants.
"Members of each class will move
through the program together,
building a network of support that
will help them in their courses and
in their professional careers."
Students are required to visit the
UF campus in Gainesville twice -
once for orientation before classes
begin, and again at the end of the
degree program when they present
their final projects to their class-
mates and professors.
Mr. Myers hopes the distance
education program will grow to
serve teachers and agents in other
states. "We have already had
inquiries about expanding the pro-
gram in other southeastern states.
Our first class has a student from
Georgia."


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Social Security
"If you want to pay Social Security, tell them to put it back in
the account for Social Security only. Lyndon Johnson took it out
for the Viet Nam War and they have continued to take it out for
everything else, and they are still doing it. Put it back in to Social
Security and you will find that we have a lot more money to take
care of the people that are retiring."

Fire
"This is regarding the fire in Oak Lake Villas on Jan. 2. My hus-
band and I own one of the villas and we wish to express our
thanks to the wonderful job done by the Okeechobee Fire/Rescue
Department. They kept the fire contained and did a very good job.
We really appreciate them."

Aid
"I heard a guy say that we should worry about our problems
here at home first and finish taking care of what we need here
before sending our money overseas. I was wondering how many
others felt that way? We still got hurricane victims without any
homes here, and we need to take care of these people first."

Speed Limit
"Law enforcement and the public keep looking for that magic
pill that, if in place, will lessen the impact of automobile acci-
dents. If it is not seat belts or air bags, it is now guard rails. It is all
mop up and does not address the problem. However, there is a
magic pill that will lessen the impact of accidents and will save
lives and that is to lower the speed limit."




Community Events

Big Lake Missions Outreach yard sale
Big Lake Missions Outreach is holding a yard sale Saturday,
Jan. 22, 8 a.m. behind the Rodeo grounds at 605 N.W. 16th St.
There is something for everyone. Follow the signs for great bar-
gains on new items, lots of bric-a-brac, glassware, etc. Shop with
us to help the homeless and needy in our community. To make
donations or more information, call 763-5725

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 22
and Jan. 29. Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check only.
This fee is to be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign up for a
class, please call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is
four-and-a-half hours long.
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 testi-
mony 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 Okla-
homa 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 information, contact
Pastor Wonder Johns at (863) 467-1411 or (863) 763-5730.




Crime Prevention Tip

Passing on a double yellow line is illegal.




Quote of the Day

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to
failure is trying to please everybody."
Bill Cosby (1937-)







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Looking Back
This is what the beach and sand ridge along Lake Okeechobee looked like in the early 1900s. This photo was taken by
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It will
be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you 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 information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176. '
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the chruch next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any one or group that enjoys old time gospel
music are invited to participate. For more information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at 467-0359.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more information, call Mar-
garet 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 Center. 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship
hall at412 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 informa-
tion, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's a closed
book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information
call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893
or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Paula Baxley, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura Zel,
L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For more information or to reserve your place in the group,
call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave.
For more information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet start-
ing at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome to join
us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides a opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is
available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For
more information call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Wanda Kubitz at (863) 357-3775 or Lisa
Tatro at (863) 357-1197.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For more information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will be
an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Clock Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. for
networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should bring business cards
and information promoting their business. The meeting provides network-
ing opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For more information, call Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, mail info@flainjurylawyer.com.


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. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. There will be
over 350 fossils on display in the mobile creation museum. Includ-
ed in the display will be sea life fossils, a collection of dinosaur foot-
prints, eggs, teeth, claws, toenails and vertebrae. For more infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1161 or (863) 634-4567.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will be hosting a class on Saturday,
Jan. 29, that will deal with first aid basics. The class will be from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $25. For information 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 Trav-
elers 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.

Wildlife center plans open house
Arnold's Wildlife is hosting their annual open house on Satur-
day, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be barbecue din-
ners available for a $5 donation, face painting, a petting area for
interaction with some of their educational animals, a silent auc-
tion, a butterfly garden and nature trail plus many more activities to
enjoy. Arnold's Wildlife is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace,
Okeechobee. To get to Arnold's, go north on U.S. 441 to the blink-
ing light north of the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club and turn
left. Then, follow the signs.

Contractors host fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors Association will hold their third
annual fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22, from safe day-
light 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
seminar on Jan. 22. It will be held at the Seminole Elementary
School, 2690 N.W. 42nd Ave., at 9 a.m. Admission includes lunch
and beverages. For information, contact Eve Olson at (863) 467-
.2674.







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 19,2005


American Legion


entries between 1 and 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, to the exhibit
hall of the American Legion Post
#64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Friday, Feb. 4
8 p.m. Miss American
Legion pageant. Eligibility -
grades nine through 12 (single,
no children) Entry deadline is
Thursday. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. no
exceptions.
Saturday, Feb. 5
7 p.m. Kids dessert contest,
middle school through high


Legion will host
49th annual free fair

American Legion Post #64
will be hosting the 49th annual
American Legion Post #64 Free
Fair, Feb. 3-13.
The contest and entertailn-
ment schedule is:
Thursday, Feb. 3
7 p.m. Arts and crafts
awards (please bring your


Wedding


Johnelle Darlene Ann Burney and Brandon Lee Simmons


Johnelle Burney and
Brandon Lee Simmons
Johnelle Darlene Ann Burney
and Brandon Lee Simmons were
joined in marriage on Dec. 18,
2004 .
The bride is the daughter of
Steve and Debra Burney of Okee-
chobee.
The groom is the son of Gene
Murphy and Adrianna Moppin of
Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Sacred Heart Church in
Okeechobee.
David Burney officiated at the
ceremony. The bride was given
away by Steve Burney.
The maid of honor was Tara
Zacharakis of Port St. Lucie.
The best man was Johnny
Joiner of Okeechobee.


Birth

Jaysha Irianna
Marshall
Toemyka Peterson and Ira
Marshall of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Jaysha Irianna.
She was born July 16, 2004, at
Sebring Hospital.
She weighed 7 pounds and
was 19 inches long.
Jaysha was welcomed home
by her family including; Antawyn
Fludd', James Marshall, Jr. and
Jamicheal Marshall.


The flower girl was Lacie
Lofton of Okeechobee, daughter
of the bride.
The ring bearer was Logan
Simmons of Okeechobee, son of
Brandon and Johnelle Simmons.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Tom and
Bonnie Peer's house.
The couple is at home in
Okeechobee. The groom is
employed as a heavy equipment
operator with Waste Manage-
ment.
The bride is a homemaker.

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school (entry deadline-6:45
p.m.)
Monday, Feb. 7
7 p.m.- jams and jellies judg-
ing (tasting). No entries accept-
ed after 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
7 p.m. pickles and relishes
judging (tasting). No entries
accepted after accepted after
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
7 p.m. talent contest. There
will be two categories ages: zero


Julie Higgins-
Williamson
and Adron G. Chambers
The families of Julie Higgins-
Williamson and Adron G. Cham-
bers of Okeechobee are proud to
announce their engagement.
Julie has been employed with
the State of Florida, Department
of Revenue, for the last six years.
She has been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1987. She is the
daughter of Diane and Doc Thrift
of Okeechobee and John Higgins
Sr. of San Jose, Calif.
She is the granddaughter of
Mary Schuler, and the niece of Pat
Cavanaugh both of Okee-
chobee. Julie has two daughters,
Brandi D. Williamson of Okee-
chobee and Tami (Brian) Snape-
Wendt of Bellevue, Neb.
She has three grandchildren -
Charleigh, Mason and Connor,
also of Bellevue, Neb.
The bride-to-be is the sister of:
Tim (Tami) Higgins and David
(Tamra) Higgins of Okeechobee;
John Higgins, Jr. (Veronica) and
Barb (Rich) Hazen-Ducko of
Pennsylvania; and, Chris (Conny)
Higgins of Germany.
There are numerous nieces
and nephews as well.
Adron is a local businessman,
is self-employed and has been a
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p.m. no exceptions.
Thursday, Feb. 10
8 p.m. talent contest for ages
16 through adult. Entry deadline
is 7 p.m. no exceptions.
Friday, Feb. 11
7 p.m. commercial booths
winners announced.
8 p.m. baking contest judg-
ing (cakes, pies, etc.). Entry
deadline is 7:30 p.m.
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1972. Adron is the father of five
children: Colleen (Ed) Kriss of
Stuart; Cathy (Donnie) Yates of
Okeechobee; Todd (Tracla)
Chambers of Kentucky; Ross
(Norann) Chambers of Port St.
Lucie; and, Travis Chambers of
Okeechobee.
He is the grandfather of 10:
Donnie Ray Yates of Okeechobee;
Tia, Toshia, Haley and Bryce
Chambers of Kentucky; Paige,
Layton and Gavin Chambers of
Port St. Lucie; and, Ry and Darian
Chambers of Okeechobee.
The groom-to-be is the brother
of: Odell (Christine) Chambers of
Alabama; Nell (G.T.) Burnett of
Okeechobee; Sue (Bill) Kritinton
of Alabama; Adell (Thomas) Dees
of Okeechobee; Wayne Cham-
bers of Alabama; Armel (Dean)
Chambers of Okeechobee; and,
Verona (Bad) Wallace of Alaba-
ma. -
There are many other family
members too numerous to men-
tion that share in the joy and
excitement for Julie and Adron's
new beginning. The couple is
planning an August wedding and
plan to continue to reside in
Okeechobee.


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out the week.
Saturday, Feb. 12
7 p.m. chili contest judging.
Entry deadline is 6:30 p.m.
Winners of the various con-
test will receive $50 cash. Occu-
pied booths will receive extra
points during judging. Be cre-
ative and original.
Exhibit Hall hours are: Mon-
day through Thursday, 5 until 9
p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 5
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chobee. Or, call (863) 763-295C
or (863) 763-2569 for inform
tion.
Kid's Dessert Contest
The American Legion 'kid's
dessert contest' will be held Sat.
urday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Middle-
through high school-aged stu.
dents are eligible to enter. The
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of $50.


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The family of Lori Beth Bonnell would like to express a heartfelt
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support through our long ordeal.
Words cannot express how much your phone calls, cards, flow-
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Lori Beth knew that she was loved by everyone in Okeechobee.
Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.
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State received billions in disaster aid


Courtesy photo/Lee Pilgrim
Riding Fred
Katarina Cowart, age 2, rides Fred the horse at the Pilgrim
Family Daycare Home during special play times.


Community Events

Red Cross hosts instructor's course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
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 information or to
register, call (863) 763-2488.
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: Walt Disney on Broadway Jan. 25; "Les Miserables" Feb.
1; Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman Feb 15.
Pregnancy task force will meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m.
in the Okeechobee County Library. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible
for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force meets the last
Tuesday of each month. For information about the coalition or
joining the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, contact Execu-
tive 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 Latter 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 information, 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 build-
ing adjoining the Tanti school on U.S. 98 near the airport. Many hand-
made 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.


ORLANDO Disaster assis-
tance totaling more than $3.63 bil-
lion has been approved for Florid-
ians who suffered damages from
the four hurricanes that struck
Florida in 2004. To date, 1.21 mil-
lion storm victims have applied
for federal and state assistance.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of assistance are:
A total of $1.07 billion in fed-
eral and state disaster assistance
grants has been approved for
Florida residents in all 67 coun-
ties. Of that amount, $503.36 mil-
lion has been approved to pay for
lodging expenses, rental assis-
tance and minimal home repairs.
The balance of $567.12 million
covers other needs, which may
include such items as repair or
replacement of personal property,
funeral expenses, and medical
and dental costs related to the
storm.
A total of $1.16 billion in
emergency response and protec-
tive measures. These measures
include such items as providing
food, water and ice, temporary
roofs and other emergency servic-
es.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration has approved
$1.08 billion in low-interest loans
to repair storm-damaged homes
and businesses. Businesses may
also be eligible for economic
injury loans, which are loans to
assist businesses in getting back
on their feet following a storm.
Public Assistance (infrastruc-


ture) funds are flowing to local
governments and certain private,
non-profit entities. Currently,
$314.8 million has been approved
for project requests found eligible
for grant assistance. To date,
more than 2,600 requests for aid
have been filed.
FEMA housing inspectors
have visited more than 825,486
properties to verify damage loss-
es.
There are now more than
14,250 manufactured housing
units mobile homes and travel
homes occupied by storm vic-
tims.
National Flood Insurance
Program claims now number
26,705.
Some 499,480 applicants
have been to one of the 92 mobile
and fixed site Disaster Recovery
Centers (DRCs) that first began
operations on August 16 to pro-
vide follow up services and infor-
mation to applicants for disaster
assistance. Presently, 39 DRCs
continue to assist applicants
throughout the state.
More than $11.3 million have
been disbursed in Disaster Unem-
ployment Assistance.
Officials of the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and.the State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) urge all
homeowners, renters and busi-
ness owners who sustained dam-
age from one or more of the four
hurricanes to apply for federal


FEMA helpline


open for questions
ORLANDO Floridians who Request a re-inspection
have questions about the status of when appropriate.
their disaster assistance applica- Give information about fed-
tions or the assistance they have eral disaster assistance programs
received are urged to call the Refer applicants to other pro-
Department of Homeland Securi- grams and services.
ty's Federal Emergency Manage- When calling, individuals will
meant Agency (FEMA) helpline toll be asked:
free at. (800) 621 -FEMA (3362). If they speak English, Span-
The FEMA helpline is opera- ish or another language.
tional daily from 7 a.m. until 7 To enter their Zip Code.
p.m., eastern standard time, The State Emergency
according to state and federal offi- Response Team (SERT) is a col-
cials. Callers who are speech or elaboration of Florida's state agen-
hearing-impaired can call TTY cies led by the state coordinating
(800) 462-7585. Applicants officer. SERT's mission is to
should have their FEMA registra- ensure that Florida is prepared to
tion number handy when calling, respond to emergencies, recover
Helpline operators can: from them, and mitigate their
Take applicant information impact. Visit http://www.flori-
changes. dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
Check on the status of an mation on the hurricane relief
application, efforts.


and state disaster assistance.
Floridians have until Feb. 28, to
apply for assistance.
The number to call to register
is (800) 621-FEMA (3362). The
hearing- and speech-impaired
should call TTY (800) 462-7585.
Both numbers now operate seven
days a week from 7 a.m. until 7
p.m. daily, EST.
Applicants may also register
for assistance online. Those with
access to a computer can enter
the FEMA website at
http://www.fema.gov Look for
and click on the words "Register
for Disaster Assistance Online"
located in the right-hand area in
the green box.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
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FEMA prepares the nation for
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FEMA also initiates mitigation
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Seventeen ladies dressed in their red hats and purple outfits traveled by car pool to the
Hideout Cafe in Lakeport for dinner and our first meeting of 2005. The door prize was
won by Betty Gruber. We sang Happy Birthday to Mollie Durbin who was presented with
a cup cake and one candle. Business meetings will now be held at the Brahma Bull on
the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All members are invited to attend and bring
ideas for more adventures. Those attending the Jan. 11 meeting were: (in no particular
order) Betty Gruber, Fran McMillan, Marie Stout, Lois Brown, Wilma Goudy, Mary
Skjordal, Dorothy Anderson, Gloria Caldwell, Betty Head, Mollie Durbin, Mary Arthur,
Lela West, Marilyn Hadley Mari Walters, Shari Williamson, Catherine Nix and Merica
Hughes.


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JOSIAH
Restaurant & Lounge
For a memorable Florida dining experience, visit
the Josiah Restaurant and Lounge at Seminole
Casino- Brighton. Serving a spectacular mixture
of traditional Florida and American Cuisine,
exceptionally prepared by Chef Bill.
Mouthwatering items like Rodeo Steak, Gator
Tail, Catfish, Mo Jo Pork Chops and Chicken
Broccoli Alfredo are on the regular menu along
with numerous nightly specials and delectable
desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and
fun. Covering .an entire wall of the Josiah
Restaurant is a hand painted mural depicting
Seminole culture and in the background are
sounds of casino excitement! The thrill of win-
ning along with casino promotions and sea-
sonal events place good food and good times,
hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are
four (4) Big Screen TV's and live entertainment
every Saturday night between 8pm and mid-
night.
Early Birds save 10% Tuesday Friday between
3pm and 5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save an addi-
tional 5% OFF already discounted early bird
prices, for a total savings of 15% on your meal,
between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesdays. (Dine in
only, does not apply to carryout orders).
Location:
Hwy. 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport on the
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation
OPEN: Tuesday Sunday
Reservations are suggested.
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino
can also host your private party or group.
For additional Information call
(863) 467-9998 or 1 (866) 2-CASINO
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Wi,0,r $20 OFFI
Any Complete Smokehouse Take
Home Family Dinner (with coupon & license).
1865 HWY. 70 WEST (863) 824-8761:
1 OKEECHOBEE


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Monday Wednes
Chicken, Rib, Beef.'
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Thursday Sunday .
Baby Back Ribs
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Daily,,;:;
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608 S. Parrott Ave.* Okeechobee
763-7300


Specializes in Szechuan, Hunan,, I
Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cooking *
150 Items & Salad BarB
Eat FREE on you Birthday!
Lunch: $549 Dinner: $7491rM
Fri. & Sat.: Seafood Dinner 1899 ,a
Weekend Dinner: Snow Crabs, Oysters
3399 S. Hwy 414Pb hpigCne


TOUCHDOWN
BREAKFAST

PRIME RIB
DINNER

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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776
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805 SW 15th Street
Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152

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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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772-460-7766
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?erger C,
< V Specializing In: -
e Complete Adult Healthcare v
c Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
SDee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
In Internal Medicine
' NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


Newman Air
Conditioning Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073cAC013262
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Reich &
Mpncini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lcie
West Palm Beach BocaRaton

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CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
Open Tue. Sa3 83 ta 10 5p m
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 #6
Treasure Island Plaza


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Construction
ResidentiallCommercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863)763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


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Dr. Wade B. Harrouff, D.D.S.
T.A.Aliapoulios, D.D.S.
and Associates
561-741-7142
6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter
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Special Occsiown
GIFTS & FLOWERS
.. Specializing in Flowers
& Event Planning
Gifts Baskets Plants
We sre here For youl
115 SW ParkStreet P.O. Box 1627
863-357-2711
Toll Free: 1-866-992-0888
,s XifUper. idns, Ownr
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DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


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CACO 23499
7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9' Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


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First United
Methodist

Church
200 N.W. 2nd St.
(863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)


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TreaSUre Coast Dermatology
Mi lk~ n Sixc al ; ttl D' aturahti of S.il Giacr
Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555


OKEECHOEL-, l1
& L.NI R-\I. 'lI //I

Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee



Public.
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASItU Es
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com
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DOUGLAS
CHIROPRACTIC
AND
FITNESS CENTER
Chiropractic Acupuncture
Nutrition Massage
Exercise
763-4320
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1 (8631


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Rating For Customer Satisfaction

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([863] 357-0500



COX
CARPENTRY
ALL HOME REPAIRS
.ic #2603
Okeechobee
357-6018



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Church
677 SW 32nd St1.
Okeechobee
763-1699


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Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

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Okeechobee
(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493




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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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Gl(es Health
Cure Ce 1ter
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@FloridaCare.net


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


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28 Years of Experience
Richard's
Carpet Service
SALES & SERVICE
Carpet Vinyl Ceramic Tile
"Serving Okeechobee"
697-6143



Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
-Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
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UIRAINC.
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Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)

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SUNMSE F!D
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


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Solutions
Focused Counseling
Licensed Mental Health
Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Certified Sexual Addiction
Therapist
CHRISTIAN, CONFIDENTIAL, COMPASSIONATE
For Appointment Call
863-610-1396


|oeIEECHSUKij
I AGRI CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
"'a ra STAFF
Applications Available at
WWW.L-CROSS.COM County Courthouse, Room 109
PHONE 863-634-1103 Call 863-763-9312
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18 Holes Par 72
Championship Course
www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228
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Okeechobee Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Therapy Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226


S3aacS &c CS'enet'
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts 4
Bath & Body Products I
Candles & Accessories
Gift Baskets for All Occasions /
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
SCustom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


Maguire's Hauling,
INC.
Demolition
Trash Hauling -
Land Clearing t
Site Work "
Grading
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891



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OF OKEECHOBEE
OKEECHOBEE'S ONLY
OPEN MRI
115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A
863-824-6736






The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 19, 2005 II


Community Events
Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating skills and sea-
manship 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 Cham-
ber 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 Disorder
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 Okee-
chobee. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door, or can be pur-
chased 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.
Prins Valdemar presentation slated
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a pres-
entation on the sailing ship Prins Valdemar on Saturday, Jan. 29, from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The presentation will be given by the daughter
of the ship's captain Alice Wallace of Okeechobee, and her goddaugh-
ter Alice L. Luckhardt of Stuart. The owner of the ship was Captain


Richard Walters. The Prins Valdemar was once described as the most
significant ship disaster in Miami. The ship's sinking due to natural
weather events quite possibly changed the course of history for Miami,
and Florida. Ms. Luckhardt currently has an article about the ship and
its sinking in the January issue of the "Florida Monthly Magazine".
Kids' casting event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and Okeechobee Marine Center will
hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's Competition on Sunday, Jan. 30,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event will be held at the Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open to girls and
boys in two age groups 7-10 and 11-14. Winners in each age
group will receive a medal and a rod and reel. Winners will advance
to the state competition. State winners then advance to the semi-
finals and potentially the National Bassmaster Casting Kid's Champi-
onship for a share of over $20,000 in scholarships. Each contestant
at the local competition will receive a certificate of participation,
plus free hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine
Center. A parent or guardian must accompany the child.
Legion offering booths for fair
The American Legion Post #64 has booth space available for
exhibits during the American Legion Free Fair to be held Feb. 3-13.
For information on securing your booth space, call the American
Legion Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
daily.


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Dee, s
Garden Shop
At The Junction
Of 70E & 710
2768 Hwy. 710
863-467-7347
Citrus Shrubs Trees
Palms Annuals


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.f "Painting
'Okeechobee"
Omega Pressure
Cleaning
Painting Under Contractor
Call Jewel or Tim
697-2296 697-0048
Leave A Message
Licensed: ID #7980 Insured


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BILL'S
.SHOE REPAIR
763-1187
OPEN:
Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
3268 Hwy. 441 SIouth
(in new Winn Dixie Plaza)


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For All Your
Interior &
Exterior Needs.
Call Thomas aSusa
863-697-6540
863-697-6539


Okeechobee
Livestock Market


U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127

PRINTING- 'RUBBER STAMPS" MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012




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863-467-0041
PHOTOGRAPHY
& GRAPHIC DESIGN


PRESSURE
KLEEN
Commercial Residential
HOLIDAY SPECIAL
15% DISCOUNT
to Homes with Now Roofs
FREE ESTIMATES
357-2281
OR 634-3170


BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE
1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


Brahman
Theatres III

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763-7202


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LAWRENCE
INSURANCE AENCY
OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
CONTRACTORS INSURANCE & BONDS
PERSONAL AUTO HOMEOWNERS/MOBILE
BOATS 'WORKER'S COMP
COMMERCIAL LIABILITYIPROPERTY
LIFE & HEALTH QUOTES
(863) 467-0600
2020 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
Across from Super Walmart


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GUn 6 PfiWl SHOP
100 SE 8" Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140


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Central Gas
Company
PROPANE APPLIANCES
Serving Okeechobee Since 1958
Residential
Fuel Delivery
119 N.W. 8th St.
863-763-3915

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has moved to
Dorothy's Hair Studio
422 N.W. 3rd St.
Phone # as of Jan. 17th
467-1107
"- Now
697-2904


MIKE EDWARDS
STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
f No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
S763-5582
OR
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204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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Okeechobee
763-3417

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IA YL OR RENTALI
"Your Complete -Rental Center"
523 N. Hwy. 98
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-2239
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Crabs, Tilapia and
Soft Shell Turtle
GREATPRICE!!
Call:
954-868-8901
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Wells Fountains
Monthly Maintenance
Residential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobehe, FL
Doug McDonald, Owner
Lic. #2099 LLC


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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours



CHAMPION
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


Hours: Sun. -Thurs.11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Rt. 441S. of Downtown Okeechobee
(863) 763-2800


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wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. 12:00P.M.
WVALK-INS ONLY


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Marilyn's
Massage Center
M* Stress Relief
SRelaxation
Muscular Tension
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
863-357-1116
Lic. # MA0014122

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Lay's
> Plumbing
Residential
New Construction
Repairs
(863) 467-7729
Bobby & Amanda Lay
Licensed & Insured
#RF11067201


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19ooe1v's Sheds
*FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meetr Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16t Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheda@earthllnk,net

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or By the Case
Supplies:
Industrial &Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning r Shop
Hardware Paper Products

TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace





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Community Events


DAR meeting is scheduled
The Okeechobee chapter of DAR will meet at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 at
the Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd Ave. They would like to
extend an invitation to women eligible for membership in NSDAR to
attend, from October to May. For more information; call Ruth Larson,
(863) 763-2492 or.Bonnie Hill at (772)'59T-4235.
Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the'Okeechobee Depart-
ment of Health on Feb. 8. The class is 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.
Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a fundraising
flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12. The team is rais-
ing money to go to summer camp in North Carolina. They are
accepting donations of all kinds of items including furniture, out-
door recreation equipment, lawn and garden, electronic products
and more. If you have something of value sitting around your home
or business gathering dust, you can call and they will come and pick
it up. If you would like to donate an item please contact George May
at (863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for-volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and will
end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will be $40.
The final yearbook sale will take place in the days following the
Yearbook Jam, while supplies last. The book price for this final sale
is $45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in Octo-
ber and February will be excused from class and permitted to attend
the yearbook jam (during seventh hour) at the end of the school.


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year. Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during
both lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For the first time, par-
ents. and students may purchase yearbooks online at www.
buyayearbook.com, or through the Yearbook Order Center at (888)
298-5063. These forms of payment will be accessible during the
October sales weeks.
Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of
the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of the
history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at the
Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted the
small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting the
January series of childbirth education classes at the Okeechobee
County Health Department. All pregnant women are encouraged to
attend the classes. For information, or to register for this informative
class, call the Healthy'Start office at 462-5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.
Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 467-4342.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. We are going to start parenting classes in
January so if you would like more information, on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call 763-8859.
Performance standards available
The Florida School .Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling 462-5792. Or, you may down-
load them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org


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M.D. (Dr. Kumar) is continuing his
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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 Thursday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Racing Stripes"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Meet the Fockers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For more information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
763-4333. ..,.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at 763-
2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing.. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter, 1646 N Hwy. 441. Join us in
singing some old time songs and
,community entertainment. We
are looking to expand our group.
Good clean fun and a great sound
are our objectives. For more infor-
mation, please call 763-0175 or
467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) begins in
June.
Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.


We will be glad to pick them up.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper tow-
els, old large towels, blankets,
old kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.


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CAT lost in the vic. of SW
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Beloved Pet.
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561-832-4865.

LOST: black male Scottie,
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MAN'S WALKING CANE- 1
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(863)763-2865.
PITBULL black, older with
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attractive gal or friends for
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CDL, Clean license
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19200 SW
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Indiantown,FL 34956
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Good driving record a
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Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820
Ext. 420

EXPERIENCED COOK
Immediate Opening @
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(863)763-8333.

Full Time help wanted for
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Tractor experience neces-
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pay w/at least 40 hrs per
week. Benefits & 401k.
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INDIAN RIVER TRANSPORT :
10 DRIVERS NEEDED
Be home every night. Run inside the State
of Florida. Average pay-$750 to $900 per -
week hauling fresh fruit from Grove to
Plant. Drop and hook operation; no
waiting. Cell phones and in-Cab
communication provided. Safety bonus,
paid vacation, excellent health care plan
and 401-K provided. Assigned dispatcher
and truck. After fruit season, you can
transfer to juice tankers if you wish.
Must have Class A CDL and 2 years
experience minimum. Good driving record.
Call 1-800-877-2430 to join our team.
Ask
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harder, just smarter! We only hire in areas
that insure the driver gets home time.
First 10 drivers who call can be driving in
48 hours. After orange season,

CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK
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.


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Must be experienced & have
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Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff.


Positions Currentlv Available Include;
\VEl.ding F.lob c to a v l, .r lill Datik
lub Sh.p [i lper run .. Pu .-'.,i TretniLir Tl ch
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
SENIOR ATTORNEY ,
This attorney position is located in
Okeechobee, Florida. The type of work
is representing the interests of the State
of Florida in all aspects of child .welfare
legal services under chapter 39, Florida
Statutes. Prior trial experience in family,
juvenile or criminal law is preferred.
$49,361.26/year salary wall State of
Florida benefits. Submit resume:
DCF/CWLS, Attn: Tamara, 121 North
2nd Street, Suite 201, Fort Pierce, FL
34950. Fax: 772-467-3038



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


Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility_
Apply In Person Only At
13usiness Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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

CRANE OPERATOR
WANTED
Experienced only need apply.'
Good Pay & Good Benefits
863-634-7722


LABORER/SKILLED
'Dickerson needs skilled
laborer for Ft. Drum Mine.
Some mechanical skill
a plus. M/F/V/D. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820,
Ext. 420

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


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. 401.


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


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Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

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everyday.


Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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r MEDICAL ASSISTANT/
OFFICE ASSISTANT 7
Is Urgently Needed In A
Prestigious Cardiology Practice.
Experience Preferred,
But Not Necessary. __
Will Train On Job.
Attractive Wages & Benefits.
Call (863)467-9400, or
It Fax Resume: 863-467-8708


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

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


Okeechobee
Redirection Center
A juvenile offenders
program
HAS POSITIONS
OPEN FOR:
Shift Supervisor
Relief Cook: (F/T, P/T)
Residence Advisors
Maintenance
Must have SD or GED &
clear pre-employment
screenings.
Apply at:
1117 NE 39th Blvd.,
Okeechobee, FL
863-357-5905
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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


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


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


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A COOL TRAVEL Job.
Now hiring (18-24 po-
sitions). Guys/Gals to
work and travel entire
USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging
furnished. Call today,
Start today. (866)838-
nR(17


CLEANER NEEDED
Nights, Okeechobee
Three times per week t54
for 4/2 hrs per week. Once
per week $18 for 111 hrs.
Once per month $30 for 12
hrs 1-800-823-5412.


COOK
Part time for
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,
(803) 763-0902.

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used items by selling them
in the classifieds.


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Opportunities 305
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Tax Preparation 315



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pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
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well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins./Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
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Equipment 665
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Restaurant
Equipment 690
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VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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

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



DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.
MICROWAVE-
Works great,
$30.
(863)467-1009
REFRIGERATOR, Hot
Point, 18 cu. ft., Almond.
Very good condition.
$75 (863)610-3531
STOVE, Gas, 30".
$30 (863)634-5405


WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/ bnth.
(863'r-'
WASHER: Roper, Heavy
Duty, Large capacity.
Very good condition.
$60 (863)610-3531


OFFICE CLEANERS LIM-
PIADORES DE OFICI-
NA Office/Hotels/
Apartments Part Time/
Full Time Start Today
Florida State. Day/
Night/weekends Eng-
lish: (877)897-0067
Spanish: (877)551-
9110.

PALM BEACH POST
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Needed for Okeechobee
Area Call Mike @
1-800-932-2489 ext. 3583
Leave Message
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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com



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


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online at
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& Dresser
Good cond. $500
Call (863)357-1522
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

HIDE A BED
6/', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
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. ,
MATTRESS- NASA Memory
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)446-2346.


AS SEEN ON TV $ All
Your CASH NOW $
Program FL Company
offers best cash now
options. Have money
due from Settlements,
Annuities, or Lotteries?
Call (800)774-3113
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4110
Child Care Offered -115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 4-30
Medical Services -135


Mountain Golf Home-
sites! Prestigious
community weaving
throughout Dye de-
signed 18 hole cham-
pionship course in
reathtaking Blue
Ridge Mtns of South
Carolina. Call for Your
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.




Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553





SPA! Overstocked! New
7 person spa-Loaded!
Includes cover, deliv-
ery & warranty. $2999,
was $5999. (888)397-
3529.


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.




AQUARIUMS Various sizes
5 50 gallons. Approx. 7.
All for $200 or will sep.
(863)467-2544


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




METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 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
TECHNICIAN Will come to
your home & teach you.
$20.00 minimum.
(863)467-6115.


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
BED, Trundle, Twin Size
w/2 mattresses. $50
(863)946-3857 Lakeport.

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, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
.$300/all. (863)674-0467.
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, table w/leaf, 4
upholstered chairs, white-
wash finish, exc. cond.,
$165. (863)467-2045
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
in New Your. Good cond.
$200 (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
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
FULL BED


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 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
3-2PW, metal wds $75
(863)467-9892

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS- LYNK Preda-
tor Jombo Driver, Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.


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

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

RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
,30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.
SPANISH STAR, Semi-
Auto. Pistol, 380 cal.
Hammerless, $175
863-763-4961



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good treadmill.
(863)357-2233
EXERCISE MACHINE, Wel-
der, Bench Press w/wts. &
Sit Up bench. $150 firm
for all. (863)467-8915
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
ORIGINAL TOTAL GYM- As
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.



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
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
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


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DOG CAGE
New, med. suitable for
hurricane shelter $15
(863)763-1187
FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690

HUSKY/PITBULL MIX
All have blue eyes.
6 wks. old. $50 each.
(863)763-5663
PIT BULLS PUPS- $100
each, (863)634-0119.


TOY FOX TERRIERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.
WIRE CAGE, 6' square.
$75. Call (863)467-7188
or email jal-
bow@hotmail.com
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


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 71/2
square w/4 seats $2500
(863)634-7448


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes
standard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to
over 225 channels!
Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Ap-
ply (JafRnn-nsR



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



BASKETBALL HOOP, Self
Standing w/hoop, net, back-
board & pole. Good cond. -
$65. 863-610-6195
DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Excellent condition. Lots of
extra's. Must see, 1 Own-
er! (863)946-1728



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230
TV ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. (863)763-
7989.


PRESSURE WASHER
Craftsman 6.25 H.P. 2001
psi needs work $150
(863)763-0625








NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


Do wonder newspopr
teadoes Ire mone popular!


SAWMILLS-$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-.
corn -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.




AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188


AIRPLANES, remote con-
trol, art scale, 50 series,
multiple parts & pieces,
$500. (863)228-2690


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


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



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
AW 863-673-1491

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


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

HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, 1/
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.

MUST SELL
SOLD RANCH
Missouri Fox Trotters, Fully
trained wonderfully gated,
western trail horses. 3 four
yr old mares, 1 four yr
gelding, $1400. each. neg.
1 six year stallion Beauti-
ful, $3,000; 1 awesome
9yr Mare. $2,200; 1 10yr
awesome Mare. $22,000;
1 16 yrs Tennessee Walk-
er $1,000. All healthy &
ready for a holiday ride.
561-723-2414 or 561-
745-6969.


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


(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
I Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker


BRANGUS BULL- good
stud, gentle, Brangus cat-
tie-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.


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






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


3BR/2BA HOUSE
$1100/ month
$1000 Security
(863)763-2262

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.

OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, 2
BA, doublewide on
Taylor Creek Isles, furn
w/family rm & boat
dock, No pets, $850 a
mo 954-587-2644 or
260-1933 1st & last +
security.




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



TAYLOR CREEK
With boat docks. Daily,
weekly & monthly.
Call (863)610-1771.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Salen 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10?0)
Investment
Property Sale 10351
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1Ii5
Out of State -
Property Sale 105rj
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080




4.4 Wooded Acres near
Public Boat Ramp to
Kissimmee River and Lake.
1995 Doublewide 3/2
Spacious Homes of Merit
with Fireplace & Garden
Tub on dead end street.
Above Ground Pool, Cross
Fenced, Garden Spot.
Horses Welcome.
Comfortable Country
Living. 13 miles west of
Okeechobee in secluded
Platts Bluff.
$172,000
No Pressure, I Promise!!

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


Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br, 2/2 ba., gar., fence,
FP, Wood Flooring, Deck,
Fans, Vertical 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






BEAUTIFUL NORTH
CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE THE BEAU-
TIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & In-
vestments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for. Free
Brochure (800)841-
5868.


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 new
community. New
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at'
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.

(954)
605-6407


-"r******** ** *
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



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River lots.
Paved
roads,Clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
POSSIBLE $5K DIS-
COUNT! Bear River
Community Call
(866)411-5263.


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

MONTURA RANCH, (3) 1/
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



WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS North Carolina
Where there is: Cool
Mountain Air, Views &
Stream, Homes, Cab-
ins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty
f Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.-
com.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home. Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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


Recreation



Boats io005
Campers RVs 30l10
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3C'20
Marine Miscellaneous :'i:i-5
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3015


BOAT MOLD
13FT, Build your own
boat!!
$300 Call (863)467-5496
BOAT & TRAILER- Nice
16.5 ft, 85HP Merc, stain-
less steel prop & tilt,
$2500. (863)763-3120.
CANOE 16'
Light weight, good
condition, $250
(863)763-4982 .
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 &
trailer incl. $2500
(863)763-8054
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Pontoon Boat, '95
19', 40 hp Mercury
Magnum, boat used very
little $5000 neg.
(954)587-2644
or (954)-260-1933
Pontoon Boat, '95
19', 40 hp Mercury
Magnum, boat used very
little $5000 neg.
(954)587-2644
or (954)-260-1933
PROP Alumumin like new,
never refurb. Hub kit incl.
17P fits mercury 90HP
$60 (863)763-1424
RANGER, '91, 392V, '02
Mercury 200hp, 122 hrs.,
21/ 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 91/' self
contained $2500
(863)763-6348



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



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


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


auooie 4005Ji


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







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


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
Call (863)675-3724.
SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
800CC, 2700 Miles
Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897


FOR RENT- Ancient Oaks,
1BR, Seasonal $850 or
$600 monthly.(954)829-
2863.
TRAVEL TRL. 22' Skyline
recondition in good work-
ing order a must see
$2000 (863)697-8664.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4i)10
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41120
Construction
Equipment 4 U5
Foreign Cars 41)30
Four Wheel Drive IU0:5
Heavy Duty Trucks 40 0i
Parts Repairs 40,35
Pickup Trucks 41050
Sport Utility '.15
Tractor Trailers 4i60
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
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.
GEO METRO 95' Sharp
New tires & rims
good cond. $1800
(863)697-8138



4W
HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr, CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mls.
$8,500. 863-599-0199
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052:

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


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



CADILLAC ESCALADE '00
4x4, Tow pkg., 52Kml.
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.
Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.
JEEP PICK-UP 89'
4wh dr good
woods buggy w/parts $450
(863)634-5243


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

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


BUGGY TIRES, 18.4X38
Good Year, 8 ply, 70" Tall on
6 lug, 2/2 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
Chevy Suburban LT, '01,
leather, sunroof, all extras,
tow pkg & warranty,
$18,900. (863)357-1813
F150 '79 Wrecked, for
parts, rebuilt 302, Edel
Brock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305


Autoniobi I les 40JO5


Community events


Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control
are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in
the Okeechobee School system. Boxes will be made available at the
following locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Cham-
ber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service,
S.W. Park Street. Additional collection points will be made available
at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney at 763-2950 or
763-8971.

Free computer classes offered
The Okeechobee County Library will host adult computer classes at
the library on a weekly basis. Two levels of classes are available. One is
a beginner's class, which starts with the basics. The intermediate class
covers computer system maintenance, Internet maintenance, cookies,
Internet options and e-mail. Both classes are one session each. Classes
meet at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please call the library at 763-3536 to
schedule a time for you to attend. These classes are free to the public.

School is collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused cell
phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will be used
to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be dropped off at
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.

Child care phone number changed
As of July 1, the number for Child Care Resources and Referral has
changed. Please call toll free to 1-866-273-6340 to receive information
on what child care services, Pre-K and other early childhood programs
are available in Okeechobee, or to apply for subsidized child care.
Child Care Resources and Referral was formerly known as ALPI.

Children's council has relief fund
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County recently


received money from the children, staff and parents of Everglades Ele-
mentary School. The council decided to match the school's money
and put it in a special Hurricane Relief Fund. The purpose of the proj-
ect is to assist families affected by hurricane Frances and Jeanne with
any need associated with the storm such as school supplies, clothing
and medicine. Families should request help from Cathleen Blair, exec-
utive director of CSC, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request' funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

OCRA meetings scheduled
O.C.R.A. meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town. But due to damage by Hurricane Jeanne, the meet-
ing place has been changed so the meetings will be rescheduled. For
more information, contact Rev. Paul E. Jackson at (863) 824-0899.
Everyone over the age of 18 is invited and with everyone working
together, we can continue to keep O.C.R.A. something of which the
community and our children can be proud.

School readiness programs offered
Please call 1-866-273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head
Start. You may also get information at this number regarding just what
early learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many
children are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite


the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Center, a pro-
gram of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, a United
Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In center, located
at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to the driver's license office,
has experienced severe damages due to Hurricane Jeanne. While it
will be repaired, it is expected to take until the end of December. In the
meantime, space is needed to accommodate 10 to 15 visitors on a
daily basis. One large room with bathroom facilities is desired. Please
call the temporary MHA telephone in Vero Beach at (772) 559-4429,
and ask for Genie.

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the
ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated
in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary
income must come from agriculture. We encourage families of chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-
0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que los ninos se ben-
efician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6 semans a 5
anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del condado o estado
en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las families con ninos
incapacidados aplican. Para mas information por favor de Ilamar al
(863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.


FORD 87' F150 w/93 en-
2ine, util. work truck
1200 or best offer
(786)236-1615


FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382


CARGO/CAR Hauler 04'
Hallmark 24' Like new
for details $5950
(863)763-8127


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2001 CA 50
BA MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO NATIONSBANC
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BANK OF LAKE OKEECHO-
BEE,
Plaintiff,
vs
RANDY R. SEARS, el us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to the Final Judgement entered
in this case now pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicat-
ed above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 15th day of Febru-
ary, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said order
or final judgement, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE
LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1994 PEACH-
TREE MOBILE HOME/
DOUBLEWIDE DESTINY ID
#PT37436A & PT37436B.
ORDERED at OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, this 14th day of
January, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee, Florida
By: /S/Beatrice Rodriguez
As Deputy Clerk
548589 ON 1/19,26/05


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast- Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training
Consortium announces a public
meeting to which all persons are in-
vited:
Date & Time: Wednesday,
January 26, 2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
ceming the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
548503 ON 1/19/05


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 longerval-
id as of January 13, 2005.
547818 ON 1/16-29/05

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