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Okeechobee N ews


Vol. 96 No. 24 Monday, January 24, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief
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 gener-
al 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

Big cats to
appear at Festival
The Big "0" Birding Festival
is shaping up to provide plenty
of fun and entertainment for
the weekend of Jan. 28-30.
Beginning with the opening of
the craft show on Friday after-
noon at 1 p.m. and continuing
until the close of the show on
Sunday there will be continu-
ous activities at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven.
Opening activities include a
welcome reception Friday
evening with authentic South
Florida foods such as gator
bites, sour orange pie and other
favorites of the lake area. Dr.
Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Science Coordina-
tor will be the official host and
speaker for the evening.
During Friday afternoon
and throughout Saturday and
Sunday there will be lectures,
demonstrations and appearing
at the Birding Festival for the
first time, Thunderhawk's Big
Cats.
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Agassi takes
fierce serves
MELBOURNE, Australia -
Andre Agassi overcame a
record 51 aces by Joachim
Johannson on Sunday and set
up an Australian Open quarter-
final against defending cham-
pion Roger Federer.'
Agassi, an eight-time Grand
Slam winner and four-time
champion in Melbourne, pro-
duced one of his great per-
formances to defeat the 6-foot-
6 Johansson in the fourth
round.
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 420
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.41 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.49 feet
SOUTTDRC'.R


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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The NSW Trident: Future Navy SEALs


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The Okeechobee County Naval Sea Cadets Trident Unit underwent their annual inspec-
tion and evaluation on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.

Sea cadets undergo inspection


OKEECHOBEE The
Okeechobee County Naval Sea
Cadet Unit, the Trident, under-
went their annual inspection
and evaluation Jan. 21 and 22,
impressing United States Naval
Sea Cadet Corps Inspection
Team, local government offi-
cials and parents.
Sheriff Paul May remarked
that he could see the sun
reflecting off the cadets'
immaculate white uniforms
from almost half a mile away.
"People ask me what is
going on with our kids today,"
he said, adding that the Trident
is an outstanding example of
what a youth development
program can and should be..
The annual inspection
process consists of an exten-
sive review of personnel,
administration, records, train-
ing, finances and cadet enroll-
ment and retention,
The USNSCC inspectors are
designated by the National
Headquarters to conduct
inspections throughout the
region in which the USNSCC
Units are located.
The technical parts of the
inspection were conducted by
Lt. Cmdr. John Fogarty, the
regional director for Central
Florida. During the technical
parts of the inspection, every
aspect of the unit's administra-
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Cadet Rene Mendoza received the Matthew Bourgeois
trophy at the Trident's annual awards program on Jan. 22.
The trophy is named in honor of the first Navy SEAL from
Florida killed in action in the global war on terrorism. The
trophy is sponsored by the Naval Special Warfare Foun-
dation. It is awarded for distinguished leadership. Sheriff
Paul May (left) congratulates the cadet.


during the last year is carefully
examined and graded.
At the conclusion of the
technical portion of the inspec-
tion, the cadets, their uniforms
and appearance undergo an
inspection.
There are more than 350
Sea Cadet and Navy League
Cadet Units throughout the
United States and its territories.
The Trident program is ranked
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has been ranked first in the
nation five times. It was third
in 1995, and second in 2000.
"One of the reasons for the
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WalkAmerica goal is set


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Harbor Federal Thursday
morning hosted the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Com-
merce's Coffee Klatch.
The program was on the
March of Dimes whose mis-
sion is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth
/ defects and infant mortality.
This year Okeechobee
County's goal is to raise
$44,000 from WalkAmerica.
The money raised from


WalkAmerica goes toward the
March of Dimes.
WalkAmerica will take
place on March 19 at Flagler
Park #4. Team photos will take
place at 7:30 a.m. The walk
starts at 8:30 a.m.
There will be music, food, a
kids corner and spirit stations
along the walk route.
Cost to sponsor a spirit sta-
tion is $100. ,
Participants in WalkAmeri-
ca help the March of Dimes
raise money to fund research
and programs to find the caus-


es of prematurity.
There is a $50 registration
fee to participate in WalkAmer-
ica.
On Jan. 25, there will be a
team captain training meeting
in the new Inservice Class-
room in the Annex Building
behind Raulerson Hospital.
Snacks will be provided from 5
until 5:30 p.m. The meeting
will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Several teams participat-
ing in WalkAmerica have
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This year's WalkAmerica committee members are: (left to
right) Jennifer Busbin, co-chair with her son Zachary, Sharon
Johnson, co-chair, Sophia Graves, Laura McCall, Sally
Wibbels, Patricia McWhorter and Kathleen Shatto.


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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. 24 at 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 seekirig
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 Okeeghobee 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).
Applynow
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave., has applications at ail-
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 residents
who have replaced a mobile home
due to loss from a named tropical
system. The deadline to file is May
1.
Johnny Carson
dead at 79
LOS ANGELES Johnny Car-
son, the "Tonight Show" TV host
who served America a smooth
nightcap of celebrity banter, droll
comedy and heartland charm for
30 years, has died. He was'79.
"Mr. Carson passed away.
peacefully early Sunday morning,"'
his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The
Associated Press. "He was sur-
rounded by his family, whose loss
will be immeasurable. There will
be no memorial service."
Sotzing would not give further
details, including the time of death
or the location.
Five tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Five winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$42,091.80 each, the Florida Lot-
tery said Sunday.
'Ivo winning tickets were
bought in Fort Lauderdale, two
more in Sunrise, and one each in.
Miami and Venice, lottery officials
said.
The 478 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $85 each.


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IRCC to present 'The Music Man'


FORT PIERCE -- The Indian
River Community College Fine
Arts Department invites the pub-
lic to attend an art exhibit of
Martha Fenstermaker Jewelry on
Feb. 9-12, prior to the IRCC
Onstage performance of "The
Music Man".
"The Music Man" by Meredith'
Wilson is one of America's best
loved musicals featuring unfor-
gettable songs such as "Trouble
(in River City)", "Seventy-Six
Trombones", "Till There Was
You" and many more.
It's 1912 as the conman,


Harold Hill, plans to swindle
River City out of their hard-earned
money to buy instruments for a
bafid that will never exist. Mari-
on, the town librarian, may be
the only one who sees through
his deception. Audiences will
enjoy great entertainment for the
whole family!
The art exhibit (free) will be
open from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday,
and Saturday afternoon from
noon until 1:30 p.m., Feb. 9 -12,
in the lobby of the McAlpin Fine
Arts Center located at 3209 Vir-


ginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.
Tickets for "The Music Man"
- playing Feb. 9-12 and Feb. 17-
19 at 8 p.m. with a Saturday mati-
nee at 2 p.m. are $12 each and
may be purchased at the IRCC
box office at the McAlpin Fine Arts
Center on Monday through Friday
between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; or by
telephone with VISA, MasterCard,
or American Express.
Tickets will be sold on a first-
come, first-served basis.
For information, call the IRCC
Box Office toll-free at 1-866-400-
7529 (PLAY).


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planned fundraisers.
Big Lake National Bank's
team is having a bass tourna-
ment on Jan. 29. Cost is $110 per
boat. Pre-registration is being
taken now. In conjunction with
the bass tournament the team is
having a raffle at the tournament
for a chance to win numerous
prizes. Tickets are $5 a piece or 6
for $25.


Regions Bank's team is giving
away a TY Beanie Buddy with a
box of Whitman's chocolates on
Feb. 11. For a chance to win,
tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives'
team has four tickets to Disney to
give away. For a chance to win,
tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.
Beanie Babies are being sold
at Harbor Federal and at Bank of
America. Cost ranges from $5 to
$7 each with proceeds going to
the March of Dimes.


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Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
The Admiral Draper Kauffman Trophy for distinguished team-
work was awarded to four cadets during the Trident's annual
inspection and awards ceremony on Jan. 22. Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May (right) congratulates award winners
Jake Perry, Christopher Filgueira, Matthew DeVincenzo and
Steven Newberry. The trophy is sponsored by the UDT SEAL
Association.


Cadets

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is the involvement by the parents
and adult volunteer instructors
from our community to make
the Trident successful," said
Sheriff May. "The sponsorships
by the Navy SEAL Association,
Naval Special Warfare Founda-
tion and the Navy SEAL Museum
are extremely important to the
program's operation. Trident
cadets benefit from exposure to
some of the finest organizations
and personnel in the Navy."
On Saturday afternoon, the
Trident held the annual awards
ceremony. Cadets received
USNSCC ribbon awards, promo-
tions and qualification badges.
The Trident also made special
award presentations.
The UDT SEAL Association
sponsors the Adm. Draper Kauff-
man Trophy for teamwork. The
award is named for the founder of
the Navy's Underwater Demoli-
tion Teams, the forerunner of the
modern Navy SEALs. The UDTs, as
they are known, were established
in Fort Pierce. This year's winners
were Jacob Perry, Matthew DeVin-
cenzo, Christopher Filgueira and
Stephen Newberry.
The Navy SEAL Museum
SEAL Challenge Trophy for Naval
Special Warfare Skills went to
Cadet Austin Brown, who in
addition this trophy, recently
received the highest commenda-
tion from the USNSCC program.
The Honor Ribbon was present-
ed to Cadet Brown for saving the
lives of two children who were


grounded elsewhere.
In Miami, where tempera-
tures hit the mid-70s Sunday
afternoon, most residents took
news of the impending cold
front in stride. With so many hot
and muggy days year-round, a
brisk overnight chill tends to be
a welcome diversion.
"We have too much heat in
here all the time, so it's nice,"
said Rafael Paz, who loaded
soda and other supplies into his


caught in a rip current in the
ocean, in October of 2004.
The Matt Bourgeois Leader-
ship Trophy was awarded to
Rene Mendoza. Chief Petty Offi-
cer Bourgeois was the first Navy
SEAL from Florida killed in
action in the war on terrorism.
He died in Afghanistan in 2002.
The NSW Foundation sponsors
this award. The NSW Founda-
tion establishes grants and funds
educational programs.
Nicholas Hilliard and Israel
Weaver received the David
Brough Top Cadet Trophy. This
award is sponsored by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
in honor of the late Detective
David Brough. The award is
given to the cadet with the best
overall evaluation scores. This
year's award was unique in that
two cadets tied for the top score
in the unit.
The NSW Trident program is
sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office as their
pro-active, career-oriented
youth development program. It
is also directly sponsored by the
Navy's UDT SEAL Association,
NSW Foundation and the Navy
SEAL Museum. In addition, the
Trident program is supported
and funded by the Children's
Services Council of Okeechobee
County, and is supported for aca-
demic credit by Okeechobee
District Schools.
The Trident program is an
equal opportunity program,
open to participation by all qual-
ified young men and women,
ages 13 to 18. For information,
parents and prospective cadets
may call (863) 763-1600.


van outside a Miami Sam's Club.
Sergio Campos, a case man-
ager at the Miami-Dade court-
house, said he was lucky com-
pared to his relatives in Queens,
N.Y, who were buried under
more than a foot of snow.
"Whatever I'm from New
York so it's not that big of a
deal," Campos said. "It's only
cold for a day ... two days later
it's going back to 80 degrees."


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Students to be given report cards tomorrow


The Eagle, miascol of Soutlh
Elementary School, is soaring
high. Students are lound work-
ing diligently at the start of this
New Year, and outr staff is really
excited about the learning gains
being made this seniester.
In Miss Schoonover's first
grade class the students eiljoyed
reading a story,
"Tomas Rivera",
by Jane Medina.
This is the biog-
raphy of a
young boy who .|
grew up as aj '
migrant work-
er. The story tells of Tomas
Rivera's memories with his
grandfather and how these
memories shaped his life.
In third grade, Mrs. Milrot
reports that she can tell her stu-
dents are working really hard
learning the multiplication facts.
In math class they are also find-
ing missing factors and finding
patterns.
Mrs. Milrot's "Fabulous
FCATs" last week were Caleb
Backoras, Billie Sue Levitt,
Danyelle Sheffield, Chase Sutton,
Casey Travers and Bradley
Zabitosky. Congratulations!
Bonnie Little was Terrific Kid


ill her third grade class before
Christmas. Her teacher, Mrs. Mil-
rot, says that Bonnie is a sweet
girl who works really hard in
school and also has fun with her
friends. Last week Cody Chan-
dlIer was chosen as Terrific Kid,
and Mrs. Milrot wrote that lie
likes to play football. If Cody
could( go anywhere, his choice
would be( China. Cody lhas a
sweet smile and a contagious
laugh, and Mrs. Milrot finds himt
a real pleasure to have in class.
South Elementary School is
helping the victims of the Tsuna-
mi by collecting pennies for our
"Penny War". Details will go
home this week. Also, students
could pay 50 cents last week to
allow them to wear or display
their favorite hat or cap on Fri-
day. Proceeds will all go to the
Tsunami relief effort. Mr. Carroll
reports that he was very proud of
his students for bringing in lots
more than 50 cents to wear a
hat, because they really wanted
to help the Tsunami victims. He
said his class collected more
than $200! These students really
have a heart!
Parents: Be sure you received
a Parent Guide, a Parent Assess-
ments Checklist, and a calendar


of dates for our after-school tuto-
rial program. These were all sent
home with the students on Tues-
day, Jan. 11.
Plan to come to the next PTO
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7
p.m. This meeting will include a
talent show; students are now
invited to .,.,,ii l,, for the talent
show in their regular music class
(i m..g your CD, tape, etc. with
you). Singing, dancing, lip-sync-
ing, monologues and skits are all
acceptable avenues of talent.
What is your talent? There will
be no PTO meeting in January.
Report cards go home on
Tuesday, Jan. 25, and awards
programs are scheduled for Jan.
25 (K-2) and Jan. 26 (Grades 3-
5).
The Students of the Month for
November and December
enjoyed a pizza party on Thurs-
day, Jan. 13. We'd like to say
thank you! to our parents who
helped with the party: Cari Pick-
ering and Les McCreary. The fol-
lowing wonderful students
come to school and do their best
each day: Darrius Houze, Erin
Grace, Catrina Nichols, Felizitas
Olivas, Clay Rogers, Josie Lopez,
Brayden Rucks, Jennifer Treece,
Aliyyah Murray, Tristin Prescott,


Madysun Causier, Dalton Picker-
ing, Colton McCreary, Brianna
Hood, Beth Hayden, Brianna
Jones, Rebecca Priest, Derian
Tarango, Patricia Navarro, Han-
nah Mayers, Brittany Duran,
Savannah Neese, Michael Miller,
Algeron Morris, Lauren Fusco,
Bradley Coleman, Jose Guer-
rero, Vicki Hawthorne, Cor-
nelius Horton, Lornea Flores,
Wade Eubanks, Trenton Hick-
man and Nathan Parker.
Our teachers have chosen
their Terrific Kids for this week.
They are: Jordan Hickman,
Kevin Hawthorne, William
Rivers, Hannah Fralix, Erica Gog-
gans, Kerstin Brown, Julissa
Rivera, Patricia Ruiz, Brittany
Snow, Jonathan Campos,
Anarae Underhill, Levi Summer-
ford, David Torres, Henedino
Arellano, Dallas Bickel, Jose
Arriaga, Poala Prado, Eddie Neal,
Lorraine Lutjen, Jenna Wolff,
-Tazman Oliver, Alec Hert, Rosa
Martinez, Vicki Hawthorne, and
Fernando Sanchez. Thanks to
Robbie Sumner for representing
the Kiwanis Club by presenting
certificates to these children.


Block Party


Schedule
The block parties are now
scheduled for:
Friday, Jan. 28, from 7 until 11
p.m. for high school students.
Friday, Feb. 25, from 7 until 11
p.m. for middle school students.
Thursday, March 24, from 7
until 11 p.m. for high school stu-
dents.
Friday, April 29, from 8 until
midnight for middle school students.
Friday, May 27, from until
midnight for high school students.
The block parties will take place
at the Okeechobee Skate Park. The
admission fee for block parties are
$5 per student. For more informa-
tion on these block parties please
call 462-5863.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler

Science project
Keri Berger an eighth grade student at Yearling Middle
School was waiting for her project to be judged during
the Science Fair that took place on Thursday at Osceo-
la Middle School. She got the idea for her project off
the computer.




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Students of the Week
These are Everglades Elementary first grade Students of the Week for Jan. 17 through
Jan. 21. The Students of the Week are: (left to right) Tiffany Marshall, Kristen Dryden,
Savannah Smith, Cassy Alvarez, Yizell Catsillejo, Mercedes Washington and Josie
Brewster. Congratulations!



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Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
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202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
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877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Toutrs
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
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10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants


PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
.10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-277}
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
RESTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
$1 OFF Prime Rib Dinner (excluding specials)
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

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1I0 S.W. 5th Ave.
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Community Events

Teen block party scheduled
The Communities in Schools will host their next teen block party
on Jan. 28 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W Sixth Ave., from 7
until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This block party is for mid-
dle 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 Dis-
order 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 Coun-
ty. She was the pianist at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door, or can be purchased from
OREAmembers.

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 I 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 hurri-
canes and the potentially devastating impact of citrus canker on the
Indian River citrus industry. For information, call the Indian River Cit-
rus 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 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 Cen-
ter. A parent or guardian must accompany the child.





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Looking Back ...
Kissimmee River was out of its banks after the 1947 hurricane. This condition set up the need for flood control and in
1950 the South Central Flood Control District was formed at the Okeechobee County Courthouse by then Governor
Fuller Warren. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our read-
ers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Campus in Okee-
chobee, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, 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 Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at 1404 S.W. Second Ave.,for
community 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 inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, 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 Cor-
ral Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited.
For more 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 more infor-
mation, 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 informa-
tion, 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 Historical 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 inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, 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
information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restau-
rant. All members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in join-
ing 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 Fel-
lowship Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin 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 relationships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.



Crime Prevention Tip

Do not contribute to charities unless you know where your
money is going.



Quote of the Day

"Success in business requires training
and discipline and hard work. But if
you're not frightened by these things, the
opportunities are just as great today as
they ever were."
David Rockefeller (1915 -)


Community Events

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 Okla-
homa will be conducting the revival at 7 p.m. 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 Okeechobee
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 join-
ing the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, contact Executive
Director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

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

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 helping
with a fundraising barbecue and auction for Bobi O'Neill is invited.
Please contact Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121 or Sharon Robert-
son 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 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.
Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating skills and
seamanship program beginning Thursday, Jan. 27. This program is
for the beginner/novice as well as the seasoned mariner. Participants
must pre-register as seating is limited and materials must be ordered.
Please call (863) 467-3085 to reserve your seat.

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

Church plans ground breaking ceremony
The New Testament Baptist Church will be breaking ground for
their new sanctuary and fellowship 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, celebrate the begin-
ning of construction. The church is currently holding worship servic-
es at a temporary location, 108 S.E. Park St., which is next to Barney's
Barber Shop. Services are held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and at 6 p.m.
every Sunday. Wednesday 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-
ington, N.C.; Evangelist Donnie Pollard from Rome, Ga.; Evangelist
Rudy Pendleton from Smithfield, Ky.; and, the Weaver Family from
Georgia.


The Okeechobee News, Monday, January 24, 2005


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, January 24, 2005 BUSINESS 5


Local banker receives recognition


On Dec. 9, the Treasure Coast
Division of the March of Dimes
held their annual recognition
breakfast at the McKee Botanical
Gardens in Vero Beach. Kathleen
Shatto, Commercial Loan Officer
with Big Lake National Bank, was
honored by the District as 2004
March of Dimes Volunteer of the
Year for Okeechobee County. The
award was presented in recogni-
tion of Ms. Shatto's years of dedica-
tion to the charity organization via
her participation in the annual local
Walk America event with the
bank's March of Dimes Team. "The
bank has always been very com-
munity minded and encourages all
employees to participate in the var-
ious professional and charity
organizations," comments Ms.
Shatto.
Ms. Shatto's efforts have placed
her as the top individual fund raiser
for Okeechobee County for 2002
and 2003, but her greatest accom-
plishment has been the creation of
the Big Lake National Bank Annual
Bass Tournament to benefit the
March of Dimes. The event, which
is in its third year, has been growing
in popularity and the 2004 event
scheduled for Jan. 29th, out of
Okee-Tantie Marina, is expected to
be the largest ever.
"The response has been over-
whelming," reports Ms. Shatto,
"People have called from all over
the state and as far north as New
York to inquire about the tourna-


Courtesy photo
Kathleen Shatto, (right) commercial loan officer with Big
Lake National Bank, was honored by the District as 2004
March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year for Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Pam Crowley, (left) is the Treasure Coast Division director
of the March of Dimes.


ment and our plans for this year."
There were concerns as to the tim-
ing of this year's event in light of the
damage that Okee-Tantie park sus-
tained during the hurricanes but


the Taylor Creek Bass Club has gra-
ciously volunteered to assist the
BLNB team members with the
weigh-in. The entry fee is $110 per
2-person team. Last year's field of


67 boats resulted in a first place
payout of over $1800. Trophies are
also awarded to the first and sec-
ond place teams as well as a cash
prize and plaque for biggest fish.
Of course, the tournament
would not be complete without
the guidance of master fisherman
Harvey Ford who is on hand to
release the boats at safe light and
host the weigh-in. This year's spon-
sors include Shakespeare, Leather-
man Tool, Gary Yamamoto Cus-
tom Baits, Eagle Claw Hooks, The
Sign Guy and the Stichin' Post.
Many of the sponsor's have donat-
ed items that will be prizes offered
in the raffle drawing to be held fol-
lowing the tournament. Grand
Prize is a 50/50 cash prize. Tickets
are $5 each or six for $25 and are
available at all BLNB branch loca-
tions. Anyone wanting tournament
or raffle information can call Kath-
leen Shatto at (863) 467-4663
ext.1820.
Big Lake National Bank is an
Independent Community Bank
with total assets of over $250 mil-
lion. The Bank, headquartered in
Okeechobee, has eight offices
serving south central Florida's
heartland in Wauchula, Okee-
chobee (2), Clewiston, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Arcadia, Lake
Placid and newest office in St.
Lucie West. Big lake National Bank
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Glades County Roundup


Jail/ICE project
progressing well
In less than a month in office,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon said contrary to what
some have been saying, the
county jail/Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (ICE) facility,
commonly referred to as the INS
project, is moving along nicely.
The Sheriff, who has been
attending meetings of the Glades
Correctional Development Cor-
poration weekly, said consulting
administrator for the project,
Denise White, the former war-
den of the Dade County Correc-
tional Facility at Krome, is work-
ing on all the numbers to put the
facility together and will be
assisting the GCDC board in
negotiating per diem rates to be
paid by ICE.
Permit applications for con-
struction of the facility have been


submitted to South Florida
Water Management and the
Department of Environmental
Protection and at their Jan. 11
meeting, the board agreed to
hire a part time staff assistant to
handle clerical duties for the
project as it ramps up. The Sher-
iff's Office will provide office
space, computer and phone
service for the position.
GCEM holding a
satellite office
Glades County Emergency
Management is now holding a
temporary
satellite office at the Buck-
head Ridge Fire Department on
Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon to distribute
hurricane recovery information.
The satellite
office hours will continue
until further notice.


GAL program
needs volunteers
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests ofabused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
Hazardous waste
collection, Feb. 12
Household hazardous waste
and electronic waste collection is


free for Glades County Feb. 12
from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven. For information,
call (863) 675-0124. No business
waste will be accepted. How to
transport your waste: Leave prod-
ucts in their original containers.
Do not mix different or unknown
materials together. Label or leave
labels on all containers, check
containers for leakage, transport
in a study box, do not eat, drink or
smoke while handling or trans-
porting. Accepted electronics: End
of life electronics, computer, mon-
itors, keyboards, terminals, T.V.,
stereos, printers, fax, VCR, DVD
players, video cameras, game
consoles and wireless devises.
Goodwill store
to close in April
The Goodwill Store in Moore
Haven, which has been in opera-


tion at its current location since
1993 will be closing in April,
unless the Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council
(EDC) or some other party comes
forward with an alternative site for
the store.
According to Goodwill spokes-
woman Carolyn Johnson, from
the Ft. Myers headquarters, the
store's lease in the former Sim-.
mons plaza is coming up for
renewal in April and the agency
can't afford the proposed rent
increase.
Ms. Johnson said last year,
when the former Simmons mini-
mall was purchased by Miami
mortgage broker Roxanne Angeli-
ca, the rent was increased to
$1000 a.month. Goodwill repre-
sentatives said this was a 50 per-
cent increase. With the April lease
renewal, the rent is slated to rise to
$1,500 a month and the volume of
revenue produced at the store will


not support that kind of increase,
Ms. Johnson said.
Disaster help
for older adults
Senior Connections Elder Out-
reach Project ended Dec. 31, but
elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can still
call the agency at its office loca-
tions in LaBelle, (675-1446)
Clewiston, (983-7088) and Moore
Haven (946-1821.) In partnership
with United Way and Senior Solu-
tions (an area agency on aging)
disaster funds are still available to
help older adults who continue to
need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Senior Connections case man-
agers can help the older adult find
a resource for the problems they
are experiencing.


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Thunderhawk's Cats to appear at Big "0" Birding Festival


Ray Thunderhawk and one of h
The Big "0" Birding Festival is
shaping up to provide plenty of fun
and entertainment for the week-
end of Jan. 28-30. Beginning with
the opening of the craft show on
Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. and con-
tinuing until the close of the show
on Sunday there will be continu-
ous activities at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven.
Opening activities include a
welcome reception Friday evening


Courtesy photo
his big cats.
with authentic South Florida foods
such as gator bites, sour orange pie
and other favorites of the lake area.
Dr. Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Science Coordinator
will be the official host and speaker
for the evening.
During Friday afternoon and
throughout Saturday and Sunday
there will be lectures, demonstra-
tions and appearing at the Birding
Festival for the first time, Thunder-


hawk's Big Cats.
Ray Thunderhawk dedicates his
life to the preservation of the great
cats. He has been the head curator
for a major facility for 25 years and
shares his experience with the staff
of volunteers. Ray is regarded
nationally as a consultant and
expert in his field. Fifty-seven big
cats have been saved since the
founding of Thunderhawk Big Cat
Rescue. He appears to have found
his niche in life.
Big Cat Encounter awakens you
to a powerful presence. Come hear
their stories and see the beautiful
"Cats" including a white tiger.
Photo opportunities with the cats
will be available for a donation.
The Encounter 'is educational,
entertaining and is an unforget-
table experience for all.
The Center for Birds of Prey will
be on hand during the hours of the
craft show with some of the won-
derful birds they have rescued
including Daisy the barn owl,
Cracker the caracara, Bobby the
burrowing owl and Paige the bald
eagle. Lynda White, Audubon's
Eagle Watch Coordinator for
Audubon of Florida's Center for
Birds of Prey will be the keynote
speaker at the Saturday night din-
ner to be held at the Clewiston Inn.
The topic will be Radical Raptors:
Adventures in working with birds
of prey. On Sunday afternoon, the
Sugarland Barn Owl Tour will fea-
ture the barn owl box program in
the EAA region. Daisy will be a spe-
cial guest on that tour.
Larry Lucky will host the popu-
lar "Owl Hoot" on Friday night. Be
prepared for an evening of tall tales
and fun including the hooting up of
owls and a marshmallow roast.
Throughout the day on Satur-
day there will be regional bird
tours, lectures on butterflies and
birds of the Lake Okeechobee
Region. The children's art contest,
sponsored by Family and Cosmetic
Dentistry of the Glades will be
judged and prizes awarded Satur-
day afternoon. Marty Folk, a


Courtesy photo/Lee Pilgrim
Horsing around
Laranda Sutherland (left) along with her cousins Christina Talley (center) and Taylor
Lowe (right) love to ride the horses when they visit the Pilgrim Family Daycare Home.


favorite in past years will return
with his slide show and lecture on
Whooping and Sand Hill Cranes.
Last year a Wild Life Photography
workshop presented by Renier
Mungia was well received and is
being offered again this year on
Saturday for a fee of $25.00. Sun-
day, Mark Proudfoot, Florida Fish
and Wildlife, will host a tour to
Dinner Island Wildlife Manage-
ment Area where you will see all
types of wildlife including deer,
birds and wildflowers. There is no
charge for admission to the craft
show and the lectures and demon-
strations are free. The field trips


offered have a nominal fee for a
guided tour.
Some of the crafters will offer
demonstrations at their booths.
Charles Walters, known for his
beautiful hand-turned wood bowls
will bring his lath along to show
how it is done. Renier Mungia will
show slides of some of his profes-
sional photographs at his booth.
Sample Betty Ball's wonderful
pepper-jelly and find out ways to
use it. Other crafters will have vari-
ous new items and we welcome
back many of our local artists. Mrs.
Louise Harman who so graciously
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BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass
tournament to benefit the March
of Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be
safe light until 3 p.m. The tour-
nament will be fished out of the
Okee-Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of
100 boats, first place will pay
$3,000; second place $1,500;
third place $750; fourth place
$500 and fifth place $250. There
will also be a biggest fish award
of $1,000, also based on a 100
boat field. A smaller field will
result in lower, prorated payouts
with 60 percent of the entry fees
being returned as prize money.
Advance registration closes
on Jan. 26. Entries will be taken
on the morning of the tourna-
ment, but must be paid in cash
only.
For more information, con-
tact Kathleen Shatto at (863)
467-4663, ext. 1820.
OCRA sign ups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citi-
zens Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will be starting soon
and baseball and softball sign-
ups will be held at Teen Town on
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Registrations will
also be held Feb. 5, 12 and 19
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up
after that date will be placed on
awaiting list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be. required. League
ages for the 2005 season are:
baseball: Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years
old; rookie 7 and 8 years old;
AAA- 9 and 10 years old; Majors-
11 and 12 years old; and, Dixie
Boys 13 and 14 years old. Soft-
ball: Darlings 7 and 8 years old;
Angels- 9 and 10 years old; Pony-
tails- 11 and 12 years old; Belles-
13, 14 and 15 years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July
31, 2005, for baseball and May
31, 2005, for softball.


Sign up fees are $60 for the
first child, $55 for the second
child and $50 for every child
after that in the same house-
hold.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or
volunteer to help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr.
at (863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
222.chobee.com.
Kids' casting
event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
and Okeechobee Marine Center
will hold a Bassmaster Casting
Kid's Competition on Sunday,
Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This free event will be held at the
Okeechobee Marine Center,
1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open
to girls and boys in two age
groups-7-10 and 11-14.
Winners in each age group
will receive a medal and a rod
and reel. Winners will advance
to the state competition. State
winners then advance to the
semi-finals and potentially the
National Bassmaster Casting
Kid's Championship for a share
of over $20,000 in scholarships.
Additionally, each contestant
at the local competition will
receive a certificate of participa-
tion, plus free hot dogs and a
soft drink courtesy of Okee-
chobee Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must
accompany the child.
Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos & Helton, P.A.
will host their second annual
OHS tennis team adult tennis
fundraiser. The event is open to
any adult and consists of "A" and
"B" levels in doubles men and
women and mixed doubles.
Entry fees are $30 for each
doubles entry. All entrants will
receive an event T-shirt along
with a barbecue chicken dinner
that will include chicken, baked"
beans, coleslaw and drink on
the first day of the event. Dinner
tickets can also be purchased


from members of the OHS ten-
nis team.
The fundraising event will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 29, and
Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
For an entry form or more
information stop by the offices
of Costopoulos & Helton P.A. at
195 S.W. 28th Street. Or, call
their office at (863) 763-1120;
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518; or,
Daryl Roehm at (863) 467-6011
or (863) 462-5235. If there is no
answer, leave a message and
your call will be returned.
All proceeds from the tourna-
ment will go to the Okeechobee
High School tennis teams.
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
Carolina.
They are accepting donations
of all kinds of items including
furniture, outdoor 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.
Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
For information, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
488-8573, ext. 17336.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 21,
through Thursday, Jan. 27, 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

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804, for more
information and an application.
Just two hours of your time each
week will make a difference in the
lives of these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-800-403-9311.
C.G. Auxiliary
active in community
Since its creation by Congress in-
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and tdwns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For more information call
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who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
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share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact Rick Hargraves at
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-
2174, ext. 234.
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by the Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to do is
visit the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving chap-
ters from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There is
no charge for this service. You don't
even need a library card. All you
need is an e-mail address and five
minutes a day to sample the won-
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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
Bassinger on,
Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
LOST: black male Scottie,
vic. of Spring Haven Es-
tates, REWARD!
(772)597-2328
MAN'S WALKING CANE- 1
of a kind, Shaft/hickory,
top/brass goose head.
(863)763-2865.
OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
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

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

POOL TABLE
very large and sturdy
needs to be felted
(863)697-2893
RABBIT MANURE Free,
you pick up, by the truck
oad or bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof


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

Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

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Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY,
GOOD PAY,
CALL (863)467-2982
Auto Mechanic Needed,
Experienced with some di-
agnostic skills. Apply A&B
Towing & Repair, 712 N.
Parrott Ave., Okeechobee,
8-5, Mon-Fri.
COOK
For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
DFWP


Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher & Buffet
Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs Dozer
Operator. M/F/V/D. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820
Ext. 420
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.
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
' Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410
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Tow Operator & Cashier
Positions available. FT.
Drum Citgo is looking for
team members for the
New Year. Advancement
opportunities for team
builders w/leadership
skills. Experience pre-
ferred but we wil train drug
free individuals w/clean
driving record. Good pay,
steady work & good health
insurance. Apply @ Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-8798


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The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
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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)
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Potential for advancement
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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
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


GREAT AMERICAN RV
Fast Growing
RV Dealership
In Okeechobee Is
Seeking Experienced
RV TECHNICIANS &
MECHANICS.
Apply In Person @
4300 Hwy. 441 South,
Okeechobee, FL.
(Next To KOA)


EXPERIENCED COOK
Immediate Opening @
Crossroad Restaurant.
(863)763-8333.
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,
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Select orders, must be
able to lift over 701bs,
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
PRAXAIR, 2534 NW
16th Blvd, Okeecho-
bee. No Phone Calls
Please. DFWP


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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.
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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 Daihl Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunitiy Employer


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


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 part
time work. Drug/Alcohol
Free Environment. Call
(863)763-8316 Monday-
riday bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
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New Vinyl Skirting
Installed. Avail Now!
Bob 357-3141



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.


Merchandise



Ail Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 51
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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment -
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps -'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.-
Equipment 665
Pets.' Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 22 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,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE-
Works great,
$30.
(863)467-1009
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 14 length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
(863)824-6720
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.
$200 (863)357-2233
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D0,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


HIDE A BED
61/2', 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 Kenrmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
SBasket 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 inc.,.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
'lace your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby
w/attachments. $50
(863)763-0634


I- Spca Noi


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
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


I- Spca Noi


I- Spca Noi


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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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.



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. (863)763-
7989.


DRYWALL BENCHES
Alumimum 2
$150
(863)763-8054

PRESSURE WASHER
* Craftsman 6.25 H.P. 2001


-II
Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products:.10u
Farm Miscellaneous I5
Farm Produce 8'20
Farm Services
Offered 8?5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 2.0
Fertilizer '
Horses 84i'
Landscaping
Supplies .45
Lawn & Garden 01
Livestock 955
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





,:. LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
'44S 863.673.1491

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


BAY GELDING 2/2 yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.

HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tack, Tamed, 1/4
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.

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



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


Rentals |



Apartments 905
Business Places 9'10
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 910
Land Rent c,
Resort Property -
Rent 915
Roommate 5O
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960






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.





completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1)Ol
Condos,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10320
Houses Sale 1u25
Hunting Property f',i0
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10)40
Lots Sale 10,5
Open House 1050
Out of State -


Pontoon Boat, '95
19', 40 hp Mercury
Magnum, boat used very
little $5000 neg.
(954)587-2644
or (954)-260-1933


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

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

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



BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764
MONTURA RANCH, (3) 11/4
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



Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots '005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale '02t



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 3005
Campers. RVs u01I
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories :0?M
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


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

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

Call Steve Watford
634-2367
1 Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Berger Broker


Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront PropertylO.-0


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


Pontoon Boat, '95
19', 40 hp Mercury
Magnum, boat used very
little $5000 neg.
(954)587-2644
or (954)-260-1933
PONTOON TRAILER
16-20FT, Like new
$900
(863)357-3413
PROP Alumumin like new,
never refurb. Hub kit incl.
17P fits mercury 90HP
$60 (863)763-1424

I I
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 91/2' 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







TRAVEL TRL. 22' Skyline
recondition in good, work-
ing order a must see
$2000 (863)697-8664







Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 405Ancient Oaks,
Foreign Cars 4030
inFour Wheel Drive 035






eavy Dut y Trucks 4

Pickup Trucks -050
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4(0205
Vans 4070



CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,

813-356-8379.
CHEVY CORSICA 1992
120K mls., New paint &
Tires less than 6 mso. old.
$1000 ne. 863-357-0147
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, January 24, 2005


HYUNDAI







1999 Kia Sephia
a p2,495
1991 Mercedes 300TE Wagon
S$4995

1994 Cadillac Seville
$5,995
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE
a w ..... 5,995
1997 Honda Civic LX
i Ia.uIIRW5. o$6, 995
1995 Buick Lesabre Custom
$.. $6,995
1999 Acura Integra LS
Q,ISLam ,le... .... $7,995
2003 Chevy Cavalier
Wcusr. ...... 8,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT
.s a,.af. 9,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convert.
lnAePiatU p14,495
2002 Mazda Miata Convert,
ISr cornroWfLta .. 14,495







2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Vi8,ftMiAMite.. 8,295
2001 Mazda MPV Van LX
4.MaitA.0iW.0. $12,995
2002 Ford Ranger XLT
SeaV6,Wsl.itlK 13,795
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
VS,1SWFKft,.1Kt..$ 15,1995

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
.Vb..,klr .tm 17,995






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

1-866206-111

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.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.


IPbic Notice


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


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, 4 yr. 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
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.

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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.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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
whi 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
S 350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TOW HITCH Reese,I
New style, fits 89-006
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.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


I Automobiles


I uli o ice


I Automobiles 4005 1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
'FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-DP-013
IN THE INTEREST OF:
F.B. DOB: 10-08-02
Mother of the minor child:
Yvonne Brege
TO. Father of F.B., Felipe Ballazar
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO F.B., A
MALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 8TH
DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002. THE
CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LO-
CATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 31ST DAY OF
MARCH, 2005, FOR THE HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID
PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, ONE MAY BE AP-
POINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL
THEREOF, THIS 6TH DAY OF JAN-
UARY, 2005.
Kathy Arnold,DEPUTY CLERK
54643681/1724 31-2/7/05


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-
gine, util. work truck
1200 or best offer
.2 (786)236-1615

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


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



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



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


Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREENPOINT CREDIT, LLC.,
Plaintill,
vs. CASE NO. 2002-CA-129
LEWIS KEELER;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s).
Defendant(s),
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Second Order Rescheduling fore-
closure Sale Date, dated January 12, 2005, in the above-styled cause, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of February, 2005 the following de-
scribed real and personal property:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 South. Range
36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being described as Lot 113, a Spot
in the Sun, Unit II, an unrecorded subdivision. As shown on a survey by
Leon H. Willis, RLS Florida Certificate No. 1358. Dated March 22, 1972
and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the
Northwest comer of said Section 15; thence bear S 8959'32" E along
the North line of said Section 15, for a distance of 2204.81 feet to the in-
tersection with the West boundary line of said A-Spot-In-The-Sun Subdi-
vision, Unit No. II; thence bear S 0032'15" E along said West boundary
line, for a distance of 3060.00 feet to the Southwest comer of said A-S-
pot-In-The-Sun Subdivision, Unit No. II; thence bear S 8959'32" E, along
the South boundary line of said A-Spot-In-The Sun Subdivision, Unit No.
II for a distance of 1208.90 feet to the intersection with the Westerly right
of way line of N. E. 103rd Avenue; thence bear N 4430'43" W along said
Westerly right of way line, for a distance of 440.58 feet to the intersection
with the Southerly right of way line of N. E. 104th Court; thence continue
N 4430'43" W across said right of way line of N. E. 104th Court for a dis-
tance of 70.00 feet to the intersection with the Northerly right of way line
of N. E. 104th Court, thence continue N 4430'43" W along said Westerly
right of way line of N. E. 103rd Avenue for a distance of 262.34 feet to the
point of beginning: thence continue N 4430'43' W along said Westerly
right of way line for a distance of 179.17 feet the point of curvature of a
curve concave to the Northeast having for its elements a radius of 434.15
feet and a delta of 0839'01"; thence along said curve continuing along
said Westerly right of way line for an arc length of 65.54 feet to a point;
thence bear 5032'15" E fora distance of 257.51 feet to a point; thence
bear N 8927'45" E for a distance of 85.18 feet to a point; thence bear N
4529'17" E for a distance of 112.56 feet to the point of beginning.
ALSO:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 South, Range
36 East, Okeechobee County, Flodrda being described as Lot 114, A Spot
In The Sun, Unit No. 11, an unrecorded Subdivision as shown on a survey
by Leon H. Willis, RLS Florida Certificate No. 1358, dated March 22,
1972, and being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer of said Section 15; thence bear S
8959'32" E along the North line of said Section 15 for a distance of
2204.81 feet to the intersection with the West boundary line of said A-S-
pot-in-The-Sun Subdivision, Unit No. II; thence bear S 0032'15" E, along
said West boundary line, for a distance of 3060.00 feet tothe Southwest
corner of said A-Spot-In-The-Sun Subdivision, Unit No. II, thence bear S
8959'32" E, along the South boundary line of said A-Spot-in-The Sun
Subdivision, Unit No. II, for a distance of 1208.90 feet to the intersection
with the Westerly right of way line of N, E. 103rd Avenue; thence bear N
4430'43" W along said Westerly right of way line, for a distance of
440.8 feet to tihe intersection with the Southerly right of way line of N. E.
104th Court; thence continue N 4430'43" W across said right of way line
of N. E. 104th Court; for a distance of 70.00 feet to the intersection with
the Northerly right of way line of N. E. 104th Court; thence continue N
4430'43" W along said Westerly right of way line of N. E. 103rd Avenue,
for a distance of 52.34 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue N
4430'43" W along said Westerly right of way line for a distance of
210.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 4529'17" W for a distance of
112.56 feet to a point; thence bear S 8927'45" W for a distance of 85.18
feet to a point, thence bear S 0032'15" E for a distance of 70.00 feet to a
point; thence bear S 8959'32" E for a distance of 312.01 feet to the point
of beginning. SS/SEL
Together with that certain manufactured home more specifically de-
scribed as:
2000, Fleetwood/Waveri Crest (28x60)
with Serial Number FLFLX70A27666WC31
& FLFLX70B27666WC31
Dated this 19th day of Jan, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
548975 ON 01/24,31/05




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-OP-013
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.E.B. DOB: 02-14-04
Mother of the minor child:
Yvonne Brege
TO: Father of F.B., Fellpe Baltazar
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO M.E.B., A
FEMALE CHILD, BORN ON THE
14TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2004.
THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LO-
CATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 31ST DAY OF
MARCH, 2005, FOR THE HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID
PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER, IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, ONE MAY BE AP-
POINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL
THEREOF, THIS 6TH DAY OF JAN-
UARY, 2005.
Kathy Arnold,DEPUTY CLERK
546441 1/17 24 31,2/7/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004 CA 87
CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERESA LYNN HADLER, et al.,
Defendant
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated December 16,
2004, and a Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated August 31,
2004, and entered in Case No.
2004 CA 87, of the Circuit Court of
the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida wherein CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION
is Plaintiff and TERESA LYNN HAD-
LER, et al., are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Courthouse, in
OKEECHOBEE, OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, 11:00 AM o'clock
on the 23rd day of February, 2005,
the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgement, to
wit:
Lots 208 and 209, Taylor Creek
Isles, Unit VII, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
6, Page 22 and 23, Public
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida, together with a 1988
double wide mobile home (ID#
FLHWO58700589AHS/title
#44732278 and ID#
FLHWO58700589BHS/Title
#44728787). a/k/a 2251 SE 25
Drive, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 '
DATED this 3rd day of January,
2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of said Court
By: Debbie Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
545429 ON 1/24,31/2005


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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 Year-
book Jam, while supplies, last. The book price for this final sale is
$45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in October
and February will be excused from class and permitted to attend the
yearbook jam (during seventh hour) at the end of the school year.
Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during both
lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents 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.


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Studying milk quality
Eighth grader Joy Burnham from Yearling Middle School
and other students Thursday entered projects in the Sci-
ence Fair being held at Osceola Middle School. Joy started
the research for her project in August. As to how she came
up with the idea for her project Joy said she has always
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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.

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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 2004-CA-306
ANDREW SMITH,
Plaintiff
vs
MISSAK SARAFIAN,
(as to Parcel 1):
DOROTHY WEIR (as to Parcel 2);
and as to each of the fore going per-
sons, if alive or deceased, their un-
known heirs, devise-- r.ent.r-
creditors, and all ,I- -, I... .- ,
claiming by, under or against these
Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT-REAL PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS: (as to Parcel 1):
Missak saralian; (as to Parcel 2)
DOROTHY WEIR; and as to each of
the foregoing persons, if alive or
deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by, under or
against these Defendants, AND TO
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for quiet title of the fol-
lowing property in Okeechobee
County, Florida:
PARCEL 1
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/
2 OF TRACT 04, SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 3A-D OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL 2
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/
2 OF TRACT 01, SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 3A-D OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Plaintiff's Attorney whose name
and address are: JERALD D.
BRYANT, ESQUIRE, 316 NW 5th
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972;
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before
the 18th day of February, 2005;
M lll I h., It .-l t, .
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said
Court on the 20th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
549427 ON 1/24,31'2/7 14


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through Rural Development,
fcrmedry Farmers Home
Administration (FmHA), United
S-ates Department of
Agriculture (USDA),
Plainti f,
vs. CASE #2003 CA 109
EDWARD RAY TRENT, JR; BANK
OF AMERICA, N.A.; PAMECO
CORPORATION; and STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment entered in
the above entitled cause in the Cir-
cuit Court of.Okeechobee County,
Florida, I will sell the property locat-
ed in Okeechobee County, Florida,
being specifically described as fol-
lows:
Lot 6, Block 26, FIRST ADDITION
to SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 17, Public
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida, LESS and EXCEPT the
North 10feet thereof. Also that por-
tion of 16th Street formerly known
as 9th Street, lying West of 3rd Av-
enue, formerly known as Miami Av-
enue between Lot 6 of Block 26
and Lot 1 of block 31, to the South
in FIRST ADDITION to SOUTH
OKEECHOBEE.
at public sale to the highest and best
bidder, for cash on the Front Steps
of the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW Second Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 18th day of February,
2005.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court
Administrator, Peggy Ward, 2000
16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
32960(561) 770-5185 Ext. 183 or
call TDO 1-800-955-8771, wihin2
working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771.
Dated January 20, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ Landy Wherrell
As Deputy Clerk
549227 ON 01/24 31/05

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