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Okeecho bee ews


Vol. 96 No. 23 Sunday, January 23, 2005 754 Plus tax


Briefs

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

Inside

Weather outside
is frightful
A blustery snowstorm out
of Canada created a midwinter
bonanza for snow sports
enthusiasts across the upper
Midwest while the upper Ohio
Valley and Northeast braced for
more than a foot of highway-
clogging snow Saturday.
Storm warnings were post-
ed from Wisconsin to New
England, where the National
Weather Service posted a bliz-
zard warning in effect through
Sunday. By midmorning, snow
was falling from parts of Wis-
consin and Illinois into Pennsyl-
vania and Maryland.
One man died after falling
through ice on a pond in Ohio,
where two others died of
apparent heart attacks while
removing snow, authorities
said.
With up to 10 inches
expected, Maryland school sys-
tems canceled Saturday activi-
ties, including SAT tests.
Page 2
Past losses
haunt Eagles
PHILADELPHIA Andy
Reid is tired of going to Hawaii.
For the last three years, Reid
and the rest of the Philadelphia
Eagles' coaching staff have
spent the week after the Super
Bowl in Honolulu leading the
NFC's Pro Bowl team, the
result of losing the conference
championship game.
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Drought Index
Current: 416
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.41 feet


15 guardsmen reported slain

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Replacing a tree: Students celebrate Arbor Day


Staff photos/Debra Smythe
On Friday, Jan. 21, Central Elementary School held their very own Arbor Day with an oak
tree that was donated by Dee Dee Stuart, the owner of Dee Dee's Nursery. Dan Culbreth
of the Okeechobee Agriculture Extension Office (middle) along with Principal Randy
Paulson (left) and Assistant Principal Theda Bass (right), verify that the tree is going to
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to listen to Dan Culbreth of the Okeechobee Extension Office explain the benefits of a
tree and then helped him plant the live oak tree that was donated to them by Dee Dee's
Nursery to replace the one that was lost during the hurricanes.


Lake level
Last Year:
15.50 feet


(SOURCE: .
South Florida
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ment District .Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


Index
Classifieds ...... 12-14
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries .......... 3


Opinion ..
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Sports ............ .7
TV ...............13
Weather ........... .2
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More join the ranks of


the 'working homeless'


By John A. Torres
Florida Today
TITUSVILLE In a matter of
months, Reginald Jackson, his
wife and 4-year-old son went
from living in a modest apart-
ment to living in the family van.
They spent three months
driving from one parking lot to
another, showering at his moth-
er's studio apartment in
Titusville and using moving
blankets for quilts.
Sometimes, police chased
them away in the middle of the
night. They found the Wal-Mart
parking lot to be the safest bet.
Jackson was a self-employed
wallpaper hanger and house
cleaner, before the hurricanes
- before his clients stopped
calling because they were more
worried about roofs and mold
than wallpaper. He quickly
exhausted his savings and was
kicked out of his apartment.
That's when Jackson joined
the ranks of the "working
homeless" in Brevard County -


those with heavy debt living
paycheck to paycheck and one
emergency or hurricane from
living on the streets.
Last year more than 2,100
homeless lived here, on beach-
es, under bridges, at makeshift
camps in wooded areas and in
cars. A more current number
will be available next month
after a count is completed.
Still, those who serve the
homeless say more working
homeless are showing up at
their centers asking for help.
Jackson, for example, found
emergency shelter at the North
Brevard Sharing Center in
November.
"The working homeless
have been a phenomenon for a
long time," said Robert Brown,
president of the Central Florida
Coalition for the Homeless. The
hurricanes just made it worse.
Former Palm Bay resident
Fred Bark set up a camp site
with his fiancee and two dogs in
Wickham Park's overflow area
when he found himself without


a place to live.
Things will be tougher on
the homeless staying at the
park. New rules mandate
campers leave for a day after
staying for 14 consecutive days.
The maximum total number of
days they can stay is 42.
"Over the years I've seen the
campers run the gamut from
the completely homeless to
working people waiting for
homes to be built," Park Ranger
Bill Caisse said.
Bark, who works as a roofer,
said his mobile home was
destroyed during the last storm
and he spent his life savings,
about $3,000, to live in a hotel.
Recently he sold his car to be
able to have a place to stay.
"It's a vicious cycle," he said.
"I can't believe how much I
spent on hotels but now I have
no electricity or anything."
Brown thinks cases like
Bark's are not unusual. He said
many of the people complain
See Homeless Page 2


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Judging projects
Katie Walker a seventh grader at Osceola Middle School
started the research for her project to enter in the sci-
ence fair in October. She and other students waited for
their projects to be judged in the gym of the school on
Thursday, Jan. 20.


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News Briefs

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

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
may apply.
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
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R),
16th Congressional district, will
hold office hours in room 106 of
the Okeechobee County Court-
house on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Ms. Decker will be available
from 8:30 until 11 a.m. She can
also be reached by calling (863)
763-6441.

College sign-up
plan ends Jan. 31
To lock in this year's prices in
the Florida Prepaid College Plan,
you must enroll online or your
paper application must be post-
marked by Monday, Jan. 31. The
college plan locks in tomorrow's
college costs today, and is guaran-
teed. You can lock in today's
tuition, local fees and dorm costs.
The plan is good in Florida, or out
of state. If you sign up now, your
first payment is not due until April
of this year. To enroll, visit
www.florida529plans.com/SignUp
Today; or, call 800552-GRAD
(4723).

Apply now
for tax rebate
' OKEECHOBEE -.The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 NW.
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption deadline
to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of a
named tropical system. The dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida resi-
dents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system. The
deadline to file is May 1.

Murder suspect
turns himself in
ORLANDO A murder sus-
pect turned himself in late Friday
after he walked out of police head-
quarters last week, authorities said.
Taveress Webster, 18, turned
himself into the county booking
office around 6:30 p.m. Friday
night, eight days after he was inad-
vertently allowed to leave, said Lt.
Tim Fisk, a spokesman for Orlando


Police.
Webster was arrested Jan. 13 in
a fatal shooting during a home
invasion last July, then interviewed
by homicide investigators.
But a "breakdown in communi-
cation" allowed Webster to leave
the building after the interview.
"It was a mistake," Orlando
police spokesman Brian Gilliam
said. "It was made and that
allowed him to walk out. We do a
good, very good job on our investi-
gations. We are diligent with them.
This was a mistake that slipped
through the cracks."
Webster is charged with first-
degree murder, home invasion
robbery, grand theft and dealing in
stolen property.


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Homeless
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rents are too high and they can't
pull together deposits and rents
for apartments.
While the hurricanes certainly
have had their impact, Brown and
Michael Stoops, director of com-
munity organizing for the Wash-
ington D.C.-based National Coali-
tion for the Homeless, said
Florida's dependence on the
tourism industry contributes to
the working homeless popula-
tion. Whenever tourism slips,
those working at hotels, theme
parks or resorts may have their
hours cut or eliminated. Sudden-
ly, someone who was just making
it, is not.
Brown said 40 percent of the
jobs in the Orlando area are serv-
ice industry jobs with an average
pay of $7 per hour.
"Federal statistics say a family
needs to make $15.76 an hour to
afford the entry-level 2-bedroom,
1-bathroom apartment in the
area," he said. "So we've always


seen a lot of people who maybe
suffer a layoff or a cut in hours or
for a medical reason start to miss
rent payments."

The Daily Bread in Melbourne
is expanding operations in April
to accommodate the working
homeless. The soup kitchen is
presently open only in the morn-
ings and afternoon for lunch and
showers. In a few months they
will start opening again in the
evening.
"We need to offer services to
those who are working," Execu-
tive Director Sue Holaday said.
"They need to be clean when
they go to work in the morning so
we can give them dinner and a
shower."
Holaday said many of her
clients have found temporary
work doing roofing or hurricane
cleanup. Numbers at the soup
kitchen have been steady -
between 200 and 250 per day -
but there have been a number of
new faces showing up to eat. The
numbers change daily, but Hola-
day said that one recent after-
noon she saw 18 new people.


"The numbers would be a lot
higher if it wasn't for the hurri-
cane work," Holaday said.
According to the Department
of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment, HUD, there are no current
statistics indicating the number of
working homeless have grown
during the past few years.
"There is no authoritative fig-
ure on the number of homeless
persons in America," said Brian
Sullivan, spokesman for HUD,
adding January's homeless cen-
sus represents only a snapshot
and often misses those like the
working homeless.
Joe Robinson, executive direc-
tor of the North Brevard Sharing
Center, said that nearly 7,000 peo-
ple a year come through his office
holding eviction notices and
looking for help paying their rent.
They all have to show how they
plan on paying next month's rent
- meaning they have to have
jobs to get help. Another 5,000
people show up needing help
with utility bills. They, too, must
have shut-off notices in hand to
qualify for help.
"Those people," Robinson


said, "are one paycheck away
from being homeless."
That's what happened to Jack-
son. He continued working and
his son kept going to school
while living in his van. He filled
out paperwork with FEMA and
the Small Business Administra-
tion, but never heard back.
"As long as we had each other
we were happy," Jackson said. "I
kept up a strong front but it hurt
me so bad that I couldn't do bet-
ter for my family. We don't drink,
smoke or do drugs. We're good
people."
In order to stay at the North
Brevard Sharing Center emer-
gency housing, Jackson and oth-
ers need to work or prove, they
are looking for work. Even so,
their stay is limited to a month or
two. The center asks them for a
$75 a week donation, but that
money is returned so the person
has a little cash to start their new
lives. The money also acts as
security against damages.
David Brubacker, assistant
director of the Central Brevard
Sharing Center in Cocoa said
thousands are on the brink of


homelessness.
Of the 18,545 Central Brevar-
dians who received assistance
with rent, utilities, or food at the
center in 2003, only 206 of them
classified themselves as home-
less, meaning there are thou-
sands who teeter on the edge of
homelessness.
This year, Brubacker said,
people looking for hurricane
relief exhausted the agency's
funds, plus additional emergency
aid.
"Currently there are no funds
for rent and utilities," he said,
explaining the organization
received $18,500 every six
months from the United Way.
"We went through our $37,000,
plus we even exhausted the
$50,000 we received from the
Lend-A-Hand fund. It's mind-
boggling."
Rosa Reich, spokeswoman for
.the Brevard Continuum of Care
Coalition, worries with the num-
ber of people displaced by the
hurricanes, the problem will only
get worse.


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Students of the week of Dec. 9, 2004 are (back row, left to
right) David Jacobs, Ezrkiel Quiros, Mr. Greseth, (front row,
left to right) Marlay Garcia, Vonteria Bradley, Banira Tinajero
and Andrea Eddings.


YMS to hold open



house on Jan. 24


These Yearling Middle School
(YMS) students beat their best
mile time on Dec. 2, 2004: Ana
Aguilar, Maria Bucio, Pedro Diaz,
Tara Fulce, Alfredo Gonzalez,
Jose Mendoza, Samantha Stersic,
Graciela Varela, Maria Hernan-
dez, Tony Kibler, Ryan Osceola,
Georgina Ruiz, Marco Brito,
Reina Caballero, Jake Davenport,
James Haddan, Emily Maze, Matt
Payne, Jarred Raulerson, Justin
Rodriguez, Garth Striebel, Luis
Torres; Patrick Caruso, Justin
Conrad, Eddie Guerrero, Adrian
Jaimez, Monica Koger, Valerie
McKee, Jesse Pena, Tim Roth,
Pascual Ruiz, Austin Willard,
Moices Gill, Rosio Rojas, Cecelia
Trejo, Corey White, David Rocky,
Florencio Serrano, Joey Voss,
Travis Lattimore, Nancy
Matushek, Casey Murphy, Mar-
shal Perry, Marcus Robinson,
Michelle Spells, Gloria Craig, Vic-
toria Bostic, Jessica Gaskin, Pablo
Gomez, Ismael Valdez, Alexis
Washington, Rosy Ascencio,
Adam Edwards, Maria Gonzalez,
Wayne Gunvaldsen, Ezekiel
Quiroz, Marcelo Bucio, Garrett
Egan, Sheila Granados, Marcos
Hernandez, Maria Hernandez,
Megan Moore, Charles Farris,
Shakedra James, Seth Peterson,
Lisa Rodriguez, Daniel Tyson,
Anthony Borrero, Rosendo Cabr-
era, Teresa Casas, Jeremy Clark,
Shawn Horvath, Mayra Jaimez,
Hilda Medrano, Junior Rodriguez
and Francisco Rodriguez.
These students beat their best
mile time on Dec. 7, 2004: Ana
Aguilar, Alfredo Gonzalez, Dustin
Cook, Courtney Murphy, Reina
Cabellero, Stephen Hull, Austin
Willard, Miguel Landaverde, Ran-
del Osceola, Joey Voss, Pablo
Gomez, Ismael Valdez, Casey
Murphy, Rosy Ascencio, Israel
Gurrustieta, Marcelo Bucio, Maria
Hernandez, Rosendo Cabrera,
Francisco Rodriguez, Maria
Bucio, Victoria Graham, Francis-
co Hernandez, Ryan Osceola,
Matthew Payne, Adrian Jaimez,
Abdul Barbosa, Rosio Rojas,
David Rocky, Kammie Blair, Ryan
Meigs, Tawanda Thomas, Mar-
shal Perry, Maria Gonzalez,
Ezekiel Quiroz, Garrett Egan,-Eric
Robinson, Jeremy Clark, DeFor-
est Shanks, Pedro Diaz, Daniel
Rocky, Maria Hernandez, Marco
Brito, .Eddie Guerrero, Jesse
Pena, Moices Gill, Cecelia Trejo,
Florencio Serrano, Dali Cortez,
Joni Slater, Erica Beltran, Shake-
dra James, Wayne Gunvaldsen,
Samantha White, Marcos Her-
nandez, Sarah Brewer, Hilda
Medrano and Yuri Tinajero.
These students beat their best
mile time on Jan. 4, Alfredo Gon-
zalez, Adrian Jaimez, Austin
Willard, Ricardo Nieto, Gabby
Rodriguez, Maria Hernandez,
Allan Garza, Leonel Ruiz and Yuri
Tinajero.

Report cards
The last day of the first semes-
ter was Jan. 14. Report cards will
go home on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Open house
Yearling will be having an


open house on Jan. 24, from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. This will be a
great opportunity for parents to
pick up their child's report card
early and to talk with their child's
teacher about any issues of con-
cern.

Basketball schedule
Monday, Jan. 24, away game
at Hidden Oaks 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, home
game with LaBelle 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27, home game
with Osceola Middle 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 31, home game
with Sebastian 4:30 p.m..
Thursday, Feb. 3, home game
with Stuart 4:30 p.m.
Please come out and support
our basketball team.


School Menu
Okeechobee County
School District
Monday, Jan. 24
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast burrito
Lunch:
Chicken Quesadilla
Fish sandwich
Golden corn
Rosey applesauce
Tuesday, Jan. 25
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Super donut
Lunch:
Cheeseburger deluxe
Corn dog
Baked beans
Fresh orange wedges
Wednesday, Jan. 26
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Egg and cheese biscuit
Lunch:
Shepherd's pie w/roll
Smoked deli turkey
Black eyed peas
Fruit in Jello
Thursday, Jan. 27


Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast pizza
Lunch:
Chicken drummies
Hot ham and cheese sandwich
Vegetable Normandy
Strawberry cup
Friday, Jan. 28
Breakfast:
Cereal and toast
A+ Cinnamon pancakes
Lunch:
Pizza Stuffed crust or wedge
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Seasoned green beans
Fruit Salad.
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;.
choice of whole, reduced fat or
lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice of
whole, reduced fat or lowfat choco-.
late milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


Obituary


Victoria A. Oyong
Victoria A. Oyong, age 59, of
Okeechobee died Jan. 20, 2005.
Mrs. Oyong was born Nov. 10,
1945, in Rock
Island, Ill. to
Walter and
Cristadelle
Emerick. She .
was a home-
maker, having
come to Okee-
chobee from Ft. ,
Pierce in 1979. 14 ,
Mrs. Oyong Victoria
was of the A. Oyong
Catholic faith.
Mrs. Oyong
was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Glenn Oyong.
She is survived by two sons, Joe
(Maxine) Oyong of Alabama and
Jason Oyong of Okeechobee; two


daughters, Regina (William)
Shockley and Michell Cruz of
Okeechobee; seven grandchildren;
two brothers, Walter B. Emerick of
Okeechobee and James C. Emer-
ick.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 24, at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, with burial following at Ever-
green Cemetery. Dr. John Keith of
Oakview Baptist Church will offici-
ate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
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Bush's Watch
"The mistakes of the war, the lives lost, killing a 100,000 or so
Iraqis and it all happened on Bush's watch. Now, we are stirring Iran
up for more war. Well I got to go tease the neighbors' pit bull, please
trust me to do a good job."

Drunk Driving
"If you are going to drive drunk, please make sure you drive drunk
in Okeechobee County because you won't even get a slap on the
wrist. They'll just send you home without posting a bond."

Disappointed
"I am just calling to say I am disappointed with the people in
Okeechobee, not all the people but some of the people. During this
time of year when people need a place to live and everything else,
people are charging $800 to $1,200 for a little one bedroom RV A one
bedroom place on the water or off the water it really doesn't mat-
ter. Water doesn't make the place worth gold. They do this because
they know the Yankees are coming down to work on their home.
The people that live here need to be in hotels or whatever."

Inaugural Speech
"After that inaugural speech do you suppose that Congress will
finally wake up and realize that there's a crazy man in the oval
office?"

Bushwa
"The bushwa I was trying to get the meaning for was how they
spell and pronounce the bushwa saloon in Ft. Pierce behind Roy's
Liquors. The bushwa that you had in there was not the correct
spelling for what I had. I am not sure to do it but it has a J in it and stuff
like that. If anybody can tell me anything I would appreciate it." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. Sony, we didn't know what you were
wanting. No one here knows of that establishment)

FP&L
"I was just wondering about Florida Power and Light talking
about raising their prices and there is a light out at the Civic Center
street light it's been out for a long time. They must not have any
money to do that maybe that's what they want a raise for. And
then down at 42nd Avenue there's one out there that has been out for
a long time. The street lights are out, so they must be really hard up. I
will have to send them a donation. Tell them I will send them a dona-
tion, maybe they can put a couple of bulbs in there." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. You're probably right about the fact that FP&L is
responsible for the lights atthe Civic Center and on 42nd Ave. Howev-
er, if the street lights you are referring to are the ones on U.S. 441 S.,
FP&L is not responsible for those. As part of the storm recovery effort,
the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has agreed to
repair those lights for the county at an estimated cost of $55,000. The
bottom line is, if the cost is going to be that much the county would
rather let FDOT make the repairs-and this means waiting in line.)

Stamp Increase
"I would like to know if the price of a postage stamp is going up
and if so when, and how much. Also, the federal minimum wage -
we don't know if it is going up, has gone up or how much it is sup-
posed to go up." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with
the post office and were told that a price increase for the postage
' stamp has not been approved. Also, they had noidea when, or even
if, the price of stampswould go up. Toyour second question, on Nov.
2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to
increase the minimum wage statewide. The minimum wage, cur-
rently $5.15 an hour, will be increased to $6.15 per hour on May 2,
2005, -- six months after election day. In accordance with the
amendment, on Sept 30,2005, and every following Sept 30, the min-
imum wage will be adjusted to reflect the rate of inflation during the
12 months prior to Sept 1 of that year. The Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation is responsible for calculating the yearly adjustments
to minimum wage. This agencywill publish each adjusted minimum
wage and the newwagewill take effect on the following Jan. 1.)



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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will
be an open step meeting.


Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Campus in Okeechobee, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-9311.

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at 1404 S.W. Second Ave., for com-
munity Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa Brown at
(863) 467-1112.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl at
(863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Informal and
informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It will
be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meeting meets 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.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m. at Fat Boys
Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For more informa-
tion, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restaurant. All
members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in joining may call
(863) 467-2888, or attend our monthly meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship
Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Duriklin Memorial. Everyone is invited.
For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. For infor-
mation, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480
evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon.
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.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information contact
Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744, or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Okeechobee Democratic Meeting at the Village Square Restaurant.
Dinners may be ordered at 6 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.


Community Events

Eastern Star hosting breakfast
The Eastern Star #128 will be serving breakfast of biscuits,
gravy, sausage, eggs, hash browns, juice and coffee for a $4 dona-
tion on Jan. 23 from 8 until 11 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, contact Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at (863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.

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

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

Red Cross hosts instructor's course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be 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.

AIDs Consortium to meet
AIDs Consortium of the Treasure Coast, the planning body for
HIV/AIDs services in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee counties, invites you to participate in their bi-monthly
meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Treasure Coast Health Council at (888) 880-8242, ext. 23 or
26.

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.

Fundraising committee will meet
There will be a Bobi O'Neill Fundraiser Committee meeting on
Jan 26 at noon at Fat Boy's Restaurant. Anyone interested in help-
ing with a fundraising barbecue and auction for Bobi O'Neill is
invited. Please contact Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121 or
Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131.

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
building adjoining the Tanti school on U.S. 98 near the airport.
Many handmade quilts and crafts will be on display and some will
be for sale. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020.

Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating skills
and seamanship program beginning Thursday, Jan. 27. This pro-
gram 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.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 23,2005


OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 23, 2005


Community Events

Free memory screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss screenings will be held at the Visit-
ing 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 informa-
tion call Donna True, licensed clinical social worker, at (800) 861-
7826, or (772) 344-6047. Please call (800) 861-7826 for an appoint-
ment.
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.
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. 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.
Citrus industry is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Jan.
29, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Doug
Boornique, executive vice president and general manager of the
Indian River Citrus League. The topic will be the impact of two hur-
ricanes and the potentially devastating impact of citrus canker on
the Indian River citrus industry. For information, call the Indian
River Citrus League at (772)562-2728.
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, call (863)
763-2488.
Habitat for Humanity plans auction
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee will be holding its annual
auction 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.
TOPS FL 47
Take of Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Fl 47 will be having their annual
open house on Saturday. Jan. 29, at the First United Methodist
Church located at 200 N.W. Second St. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Refreshments provided. All people that would like a good weight
support group encouraged to attend.
Prins Valdemar presentation slated
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., will host a
presentation 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 goddaughter 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 Cham-
pionship for a share of over $20,000 in scholarships. Each contest-
ant at the local competition will receive a certificate of participation,
plus free hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine
Center. A parent or guardian must accompany the child.


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Science Fair participants
These sixth graders at Osceola Middle School are excited about having their project
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Brianna Fulwider did their project on "Egg Strength". Katherine Ragamat, Isabella
Penido and Karson Fowler did their project on "Falling Fruit". The title of Kyle Foster, Har-
rison O'Connor and Jayce Kuipers' project was "Up, Up and Away".


Church to break


ground for
The New Testament Baptist
Church will be breaking ground
for their new sanctuary and fel-
lowship hall on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.
at 535 N.E. 28th Ave. The site is
located on the north side of S.R.
70 across the highway from
the Y Drive Thru. Everyone is
welcome. There will be gospel
singing and a cookout to cele-
brate the beginning of construc-
tion. The church is currently
holding worship services at a
temporary location, 108 S.E.
Park St., which is next to Bar-
ney's Barber Shop. Services are


sanctuary
held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.rn., and
at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Wednes-
day services begin at 7 p.m.
Also, the church will be hosting
its first jubilee Jan. 30-Feb. 3.
Sunday services will be at 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Services will
begin at 7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. Preachers will be
Evangelist Noah Frye from Lex-
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Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is
located in the back parking lot of
the church. Our temporary gray
box is stocked and ready for any-
one who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.

Methodist church
hosting revival
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,


will host a revival on Jan. 24 and
25 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Terry R.
Duckworth will share testimony
through word and song that
both inspires and enlightens.

Baptist church
hosting revival
The First Indian Baptist
Church of Brighton Rt. 6, Box
570-A is having a revival Jan.
24-26. Evangelist Richard Pickup
from Oklahoma will be conduct-
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nament of the year. He also won first place in the tourney
with a total of 11.85 Ibs. of bass.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Jim Medlin,
Larry Wright and Tomrn Morse on
their finishers at the Headturners
bass tournament last weekend.
Medlin finished in first place
with 31 lbs., and had Saturday's big
fish of the day (7.28 lbs.). Wright
took second place with 25.26 lbs.,
with Morse finishing close behind
with 25 lbs.
A special congratulations goes
to Rich Patterson who pulled in a
gorgeous 9.08 lb. lunker to take
Sunday's big fish of the day award.
The Big "0" Teen Anglers had a
very successful inaugural bass
tournament on Saturday. Young
anglers came from around the
state to compete on a cold, wet day
and proved that there is no age
limit on the ability to fish. The
adults who volunteered to take
these youngsters out on the lake


had nothing but praise for the
knowledge, behavior and sports-
manship.
The specks are really biting.
Anglers are catching them in the
Kissimmee River, at King's Bar,
Harney Pond and Indian Prairie.
There is even one report that an
angler was pulling them in from
the pier. Most are being caught on
minnows or Mid South 1103 and
1000Cjigs.
Bass fishing is also looking up.
They are bringing them in from
King's Bar and Tin House using
topwater baits and spinnerbaits in
the morning, then changing to reg-
ular plastic worms later in the day.
Patterson caught his lunker from
the river at the Headturners tourna-
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There is supposed to be anoth-
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sponsor its third annuabbass-tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be safe&
light until 3 p.m. The tournament
will be fished out of the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of 100
-boats, first place will pay $3,000;
second place $1,500; third place
$750; fourth place $500 and fifth
place $250. There will also be a
biggest fish award of $1,000, also
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money.
Advance registration closes on
Janh 26. Entries will be taken on
the morning of the tournament,.
but must be paid in cash only.
For more information, contact
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-
4663, ext. 1820.
Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee
High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to
go to summer camp in North Car-
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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
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Theatre II "Racing Stripes"
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American Legion, beginning at
7:30 p.m. For more information,


call Marcia Crane at 634-7376.

Grandparent program
in need of volunteers
The Area Agency on Aging'
Foster Grandparent program is
seeking seniors from the area,
age 60 and older, to volunteer at
local elementary schools 15 to
20 hours per week. Volunteers
will work one-to-one with chil-
dren in a classroom setting to
improve student reading skills.
There is a stipend provided for
those who qualify as limited-
income seniors. Training, meals
and travel assistance is also pro-
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FSA extends application


closing date for Aquaculture


Sebring The Farm Service
Agency (FSA) has extended the
application closing date for aqua-
culture in Florida from Sept. 1,
2004 to Jan. 31, 2005. Aquacul-
ture is covered by the Noninsured
Crop Assistance Program (NAP)
administered by FSA. This exten-
sion has been authorized based
on the fact that producers were
either unable to travel to the
county office due to debris left
from Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
and Jeanne, or the county office
was closed on or around the ini-
tial Sept. 1 deadline.
This extension is only for the
Aquaculture 2005 Crop year. Pro-
ducers may file an application for
coverage and pay the applicable
service fee up until Jan. 31; how-
ever coverage will not begin until
30 days after the application for
coverage and applicable service
fee are received in the administra-
tive county office. Only those dis-
asters that occur after the begin-


ning of the coverage period will
be eligible for loss. Loss will be
determined based on the number
of inventory present immediately
before and after the disaster.
NAP covers 50 percent of the
producer's expected production
at a payment rate equal to 55 per-
cent of the crop's average market
price. Benefits are limited to
$100,000 per crop year for each
participant.
Since the 1995 crop year, FSA
has offered NAP assistance for
non-insurable crops each time a
widespread catastrophic loss
occurred due to damaging weath-
er. Availability of NAP benefits will
be based on producers' individual
crop losses, rather than on losses
occurring in a large area. These
guaranteed benefits, subject to a
minimal administrative fee, will
provide risk protection during the
time when crops are most vulner-
able and will be individualized
based on the farmer's ability to


produce the crop.
NAP covers all non-insurable
commercially grown crops pro-
duced for food and fiber, includ-
ing honey. turfgrass sod. Christ-
mas trees, seed crops and
aquaculture. Crops in Highlands
County that would be eligible for
NAP include cantaloupe, cucum-
ber, greens, and watermelon.
To be eligible for assistance,
applicants must pay a nonrefund-
able administrative fee of $100
per crop, per county. Fees are
capped at $300 per county not to
exceed $900 for farmers with
interests in multiple counties.
Applicants are encouraged to
provide prior years' production
data to FSA to establish a docu-
mented yield history for loss cal-
culations-and payments. To be eli-
gible for NAP, a farmer must have
risk in producing the crop and
must comply with a conservation
plan. The applicant's gross
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steady to maybe $1 higher on good
ones. Slaughter cattle were also
steady to $1 higher. Numbers were off'
a little but quality held up good. High
calf this week was sold by Rafter LD
(Leo Bailey), Okeechobee with a high
price of $2.30. Top cow price went to
Donald Peeples, Moore Haven with a
high price of $58. Don't forget our OLM
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FOUND: Small mix breed
wearing getmehome.com
tag. (863)357-3225

PUPPY, Mixed, Female, Ap-
prox. 8-10 wks. Vic. of
441 N & NW 344th St.
(863)634-0471
RC MONSTER TRUCK
remote control found
on 710 highway
(863)467-2815


CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 years old.
Goes by the
name "Duke"
Last seen in
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Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
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bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.
TACKLE BOX
in the vic. 2 mi.
N.Indian prarie lots 129
(772)597-3274
WALLET: Black, Mans. Lost
on Wed. 1/12th in the vic.
of Scott Driver Boat Ramp.
Reward! 863-697-0148

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must find a home. Call
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income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
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Job Traw/min. yrs. exp. Good 227
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Okeechobee,
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Drug Test Req'd.
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Seeking Experienced
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Plant. Drop and hook operation; no
waiting. Cell phones and in-Cab
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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Southeast Milk, Inc.
rw Largest Dairy Coop. in the Southeast
PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS
Hiring Bonus Home Every Day
24/7 tanker operation. Start at 30K-35K
Promote to Certified Milk Hauler 40K+
2yrs tractor trailer experience required.
BENEFITS INCLUDE; Sign On Bonus, Christmas Bonus,
Annual Increase, Paid Vacation & Holidays,
401 K, Profit Sharing and Health Insurance.
APPLICATIONS AND IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS
February 1, 2005, 7:00AM 7:00PM
L SOUTHEAST MILK, INC.
9400 SE 126th Blvd., Okeechobee, Florida
863-763-6444 or 800-598-6533


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






Positions Currently Available Include;
Welding Fjbncator Water l\oll Driller
lob Shop Helper P'ur ip ItVtr ifrearmiat Toch
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


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
863-634-7T22



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business 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


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


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


LABORER POSITIONS
Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157, Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

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

ELECTRICIAN
Tropicana Products, Inc. is
taking applications for an
ELECTRICIAN position.
*Competitive compensation
and benefits package in-
cluding insurance cover-
age for medical, dental, vi-
sion, life, and disability. A
paid vacation policy, holi-
days, sick days, pension
and 401 (k) retirement
plans.
If you would like to be a part
of our team and join our
successful company apply
at the Tropicana guard
post @ 6500 Glades Cut-
off Road, Ft. Pierce.
Tropicana is an active par-
ticipant and has taken a
leadership role in estab-
lishing a drug-free work-
place. EOE M/F/D/V.
TROPICANA
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Select orders, must be
able to lift over 70lbs,
able to read & write
English & pay atten-
tion to detail. Forklift
exp. helpful, must be
able to pass back-
ground check. Uni-
forms, great benefits,
health ins, 401K. Ap-
ply in person at
RAXAIR, 2534 NW
16th Blvd, Okeecho-
bee. No Phone Calls
Please. DFWP


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Okee ho be Must have a dependable
Okeehob e C car and provide excellent
X1 T service to our customers


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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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The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted'
and empowered

Competitive pay and benefits.
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT/
^ OFFICE ASSISTANT
Is Urgently Needed In A
r Prestigious Cardiology Practice.
et Experience Preferred,
a' But Not Necessary.
x Will Train On Job. "
y Attractive Wages & Benefits.
Call (863)467-9400, or
Fax Resume: 863-467-8708


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-The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits '
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee Neos Is An Equal Opportuiniiy Emiployer
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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 individua!L w/clean
driving record. Good pay,
steady work & good health
insurance. Apply @ Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-8798


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


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



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

LPN Bilingual pref.
Apply at:
Florida Community
Health Centers
15858 S.W. Warfield
Blvd., Indiantown, FL
or fax resume to
772-597-4194
EOE/DFWP
LPN
Medical clinic in
Okeechobee, FL' needs
an LPN nurse full time,
M-F, 8-5. Computer
experience required.
Fax resume to Tracy
at 772-299-4632.

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CLEANER NEEDED
Nights, Okeechobee,
Three times per week $54
for 4'/2 hrs per week. Once
per week $18 for 1%4 hrs.
Once per month $30 for 11V
hrs 1-800-823-5412.
FLORIDA FISH &
WILDLIFE COMMISSION
Is currently accepting
application for multiple
PART-TIME positions as
call center operators,
Applicants must posses
good commutation skills
& basic computer data
entry knowledge. Starting
$8.00 per hour.
Call 863-462-5195 for
further information.
HANDYMAN NEEDED
Light Ranch Work
w/Mowing. 20 hrs. week.
Housing provided w/small
salary. Call for more info.
(863)763-2838
Installer for Aluminum Car-
port, own tools, own
transportation. Call Bob
(863)357-3141
PALM BEACH POST
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Needed for Okeechobee
Area Call Mike @
1-800-932-2489 ext. 3583
Leave Message
Part Time Driver, commu-
nity transportation to
transport patients to and
from medical appts. Must
be familiar with the Okee-
chobee area. Ideal position
for retiree seeking w-'
lime work. Drug/Aic.u..
Free Environment. Call
(863)763-8316 Monday-
riday-bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
terviev\


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


Refrigerator, Microwave,
TV Stand & Window Air
Condition. $150 all,
will sep. 863-261-2847


DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$25n

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


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excellent service to our readers.

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will never knowingly ac-
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that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
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.



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243







New Vinyl Skirting
Installed. Avail Now!
Bob 357-3141



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & 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
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health S Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsiLights 64-10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools g Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



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


Employment,
Full Time %, 205


Employment
Medical 2101








14 Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 23, 2005


RANGE, Magic Chef, Elec-
tric. Excellent condition.
$75 (863)357-3650

REFRIGERATOR, Hot
Point, 18 cu. ft., Almond.
Very good condition.
$75 (863)610-3531
STOVE, Gas, 30".
$30 (863)634-5405


WASHER-DRYER STACK-
Westinghouse, white, 20"
wide. good cond., Clean,
$80 (863)635-3490.
WASHER: Roper, Heavy
Duty, Large capacity.
Very good condition.
$60 (863)610-3531



BAY WINDOW- double
pane, 92"W x 49"H, asking
$200. (863)467-7784.



LEATHER JACKETS
1-camel sz.14,
$95 neg.
(863)467-6550
LEATHER JACKET
Grey length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550



DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203
E-MACHINE, Win. '98,
Delivery & Set Up. Email &
Internet Capabilities & more.
$225.863)824-6720
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.
xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor includ-
ed. $125 239-728-5227
MSN WEB TV, full internet
on your TV, like, complete,
$50. (863)467-6696

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
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
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, Dresser, Toddler
Bed w/acces. & Trundle
Bed. All for $250 will sep.
(863)261-2847
COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leather,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
in New Your. Good cond.
S$200 (863)357-2233
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit Lighted w/glass'
doors. $50 863-946-3857


Lakeport.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $1.25.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
HIDE A BED
61/', 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.


SLEEPER SOFA aLt. blue &
green plaid w/cream back-
ground good cond. $100
(863)357-4532
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
& Twin turquoise bed
skirts 2 ea $10 863-467-
8681
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



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


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.



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good treadmill.
(863)357-2233
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



BAKERS/WINE RACK,
30"x20", hunter green &
oak finish, exc. cond., $75
neg. (863)634-1520
FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

Mobilhome Doors-
Peach colored Vinyl.
siding, stove, dish
washer & Addl. vari-
ous items, Price to
sell (863)634-2817
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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
MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin $1500 will separate
(863)357-5754


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Piston Rings for ground
power 220, new, 15 over,
can be cut to any size,
$150. (863)467-6696
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Tractor, restored, small, for
moving boats/trailers or at
Fla. Flywheelers, $350.
(863)467-6696



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
DOG CAGE
New, med. suitable for
hurricane shelter $15
(863)763-1187


FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690

PEKINGESE PUPPIES,
1 male, 1 female, tan/white
$425, F., $400. M. Ready to
go. (321)517-5796
PIT BULLS PUPS- $100
each, (863)634-0119.


SIBERIAN HUSKY, CKC,
4 mo. old. Solid White,
Male. $100 863-467-9470

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.

HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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



AMP, 450 watt.
Practically Brand New.
$50 (863)357-6140




HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230
TV ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. 1'863)763-
7989.


DRYWALL BENCHES
Aluminum 2
$150
(863)763-8054
PRESSURE WASHER
Craftsman 6.25 H.P. 2001
psi needs work $150
(863)763-0625
TOOLBOX
Diamond plated
almost new $150 firm
(863)763-8054
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547


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


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
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


COUNTRY ACRE HOME SITES 10 ACRE PARCELS
$0 DOWN Just 6 Miles East of


Se Habla Espanol
**CBS Construction In**
Beautiful Okeechobee
New Home Packages
Starting At $157,900 On 1.25 Acres


8 Floor Plans to Choose
From or Bring Your Own!
New Homes Resales Acreage
***Special Finance Programs***
Call Debbie Hendrix for
FREE Prequalification
(239) 541-3210
Okee Office: 863-467-0990
LaBelle Office: 863-612-0551
Visit our website at:CountryAcreHomeSites.com
CentralFloridaLandSales.com


(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
U n Berger Real Estate Inc., PhilipY. Berger Broker


PATIO TABLE, Glass top w/
4 cushioned chairs. Good
condition. $100
(863)357-3650


Apartments 905
Business Places r10
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent i920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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





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

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.


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale I ,
Commercial
Property Sale n1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10410
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1ti50
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065i
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl1?00


2BR 1BA 1995 Park Model
with attached room on wa-
ter front with access to
Lake Okeechobee. Dock
included. Some furniture.
In Aruba RV resort, Lake-
port. Resort has heated
pool. $32,900. Call
(863)946-2092.

Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs..old.
3br, 21/2 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



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

,(954)
605-6407


i4 LOOKING
S'__. TO BUY
COWS
WD'863-673-1491
Pipe for sale, 3,000 ft., 12
Sinch irrigation pipe, PVC,
glue type fitting.
(863)763-2838


BAY GELDING 22 yr. old.
30 days prof. training. grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tack, Tamed, A
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.
SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.


Downtown Okeechobee!
All parcels have paved road
frontage/access NOW! No waiting!

$200,000 to $250,000
Financing Available
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Taylor Creek Real Estate
(863) 634-4596


Lot 50x100 12X50 2BD/1BA
FL. RM. Carport 14x50 Oasis Village
$74,000 (615)642-6986





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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



Taylor Creek Isles: Water-
front, Lake access. 3/2, '98
Palm Harbor. 55' dock, sea
wall, No storm damage!
$188,500 863-467-7132




OKEECHOBEE
3BR 2BA ON 1 ACRE
$89,500.
Call (863)357-3065.
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557
SKYLINE 2 BR, 1 BA, 14x
46, In Okeechobee. Good
cond. Free Delivery
$16,000 772-343-0319


Recreation



Boats 30l5
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3i02O
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles "730
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30C5


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 trI. 16 '$995
(863)467-9877
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


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
COACHMAN, slide in camp-
er, roof air, refrigerator, as
is $650. (863)699-9701

DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm


Georgia Boy Motor Home
'89, 32' w/454 Chevy eng.
54k mi. loaded w/extras.
$16,500 863-763-5987

TRAILER HITCH-
Good shape,
$40.
(863)675-3312.
TRUCK CAMPER
Sunlite slide in 912' self
contained $2500
(863)763-6348



WINNEBAGO '75 32', Good
motor/generator. Great for
hunting or fixer upper.
$2000 863-634-1866



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.
Harley Davidson Night
Train, '03, 100 yr Anniver-
sary model, many extras,
(863)467-2483
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


HONDA 250R ATC 1984
3 Wheeler, Excellent condi-
tion. Very fast! $1500
(863)634-1866


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 41005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4i15
Commercial Trucks -020C
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40401
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers iO
Utility Trailers 40i5
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY CORSICA 1992
120K mls., New paint &
Tires less than 6 mo. old;
$1000 neg. 863-357-0147
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




HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr., CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mIs.
$8,500. 863-599-0199
ISUZU CABOVER- '88,
Flat bed, Turbo diesel,
auto, $2499
(863)467-6070.
Kia Sportage, '01, 53k mi.,
30 mi. to gallon, 4yr. ex-
tended warranty. $8000.
(863)467-1325
Lincoln Town Car, '92,
loaded, runs great, cold
air, new tires, $1800 neg.
(863)467-9470/447-1047


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I Auooile 4005


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


MAZDA 00' 626
$5500
(863)634-1998

Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.
OLDSMOBILE 1987,
runs good. $2,500 firm.
Call (863)357-0765.

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470


CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'48 2 Dr. Business Coupe.
455 cu. in. 4 spd. $2500/
best offer. (863)634-0526



CHEVY 72'
needs to be restored
$1000
(863)357-3981
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
CJ7 JEEP 79' needs work 2
buckshot & ground hog
tires & rims 16X10 $500
(863)763-8072
ELECTRIC 4 WHEEL
DRIVE VEHICLE
36 volts, w/charger
$1000 (863)467-6070
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.
MILITARY 6X6
21/2 TON
running gear complete
$1000 (863)357-3981


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


CJ7 Soft top
w/doors & frame
good shape $300
(863)763-8072
ENGINE
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856

TOW HITCH Reese,
New style, fits 89-00
Dodge trucks asking
$50 (863)763-1424


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


CHEV S10. '93- has been
wrecked, good engine,
good tires, $200
(863)675-1570.
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
FORD 87' F150 w/93 en-
ine, 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


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HYUNDAI






1999 Kia Sephia
W $s 2,495
1991 Mercedes 300TE Wagon
L L. $4,995
1994 Cadillac Seville
1l.a''S 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE
S5,995
1997 Honda Civic LX
SA.. ho iZisi .$6,995
1995 Buick Lesabre Custom
a .a59t... _6,995
1999 Acura Integra LS
s $7,995
2003 Chevy Cavalier
as.I'..8... .O 8,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT
.,s 9,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convert,
Ia, k sO33Kn. 14,495
2002 Mazda Miata Convert.
ucceos.WOs .14,495







2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
vK owV.ntuicise b. $8,295
2001 Mazda MPV Van LX
V6. ico,,,. 47a.$12,995
2002 Ford Ranger XLT
IKeb 13,795
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
VAtsisKI. 4 1_ 5,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
VAii AWe 20 17,995






HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE

1-866-206-1116



NISSAN PATHFINDER LE,
'99- exc cond, 90K mi,
loaded, $13000, Must See
(863)763-5299.


CARGO/CAR Hauler 04'
Hallmark 24' Like new
for details $5950
(863)763-8127 1


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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Any prices listed in the Okeechobee
Real Estate Magazine or quoted by
American Eagle Site Development,
Inc. for any lot purchases in Eagle
Point Subdivision are no longer val-
id as of January 13, 2005.


547818 ON 1/16-29/05


INVITATION FOR SUBCONTRACTOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
Subcontractors, suppliers, vendors of all trades and services are invited
to participate in this prequalificatioi invitation. Only pre-qualified bidders
will be invited to bid on the construction of Wartield Elementary School
Phase II New Cafetodrium SBMC Project #3332.
To be considered you must sent a letter of interest requesting a Pre-Qual-
ification Package. You must submit the completed Pre-Qualification
Package no later than February 4, 2005 at 12:00 noon. Pre-qualification
packages shall be submitted to:
Doreen Langford, Sr. Project Manager
W.G. Mills, Inc.
8895 N. Military Trail, Suite 102-E
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone (561) 691-0060 Fax (561) 691-0055
This invitation is the only opportunity to participate in the bidding pro-
cess, This is Part I of a two part process. Once received, we will review
the information for compliance and contact the approved bidders to par-
ticipate in Part II. Once a subcontractor or supplier is approved to partici-
pate in Part II, they will be notified as to whom they can pick up their bid
package.
W.G. Mills, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively seeking
all certified M/BE and Small Busaness subcontractors and suppliers to
submit bids on any portion of this project which may fall within their
scope of services.
W.G. Mills, Inc. reserves the right not to consider bid packages without
the return of the Pre-Qualification Package.
547404 ON 1/16,23,30/05


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