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Okeec]ho bee iN ews


Vol. 96 No. 26 Wednesday, January 26, 2005 50N Plus tax


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

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Federer eliminates
Agassi; Serena wins
MELBOURNE, Australia --
Roger Federer is playing so per-
fectly right now that he made
Andre Agassi look average.
Defending champion Feder-
er beat the eight-time major
winner 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday in
the Australian Open quarterfi-
nals, taking the punch right out
of the best counter-puncher on
the circuit.
Federer hit 22 aces and
extended his winning streak to
26 matches. He's also won 24 in
a row agaiflst opponents
ranked in the top 10.
"He just outplayed me,"
Agassi said. "He was too good. I
would suggest to his next
opponent that he doesn't took
to me for advice."
That would be fourth-seed-
ed Marat Safin, who lost to Fed-
erer in last year's Australian
Open final and will face him
this year in the semifinals. Safin
ousted No. 20 Dominik Hrbaty
6-2, 6-4, 6-2 and will be far
fresher against Federer than in
2004, when the Russian had
spent more than 18 hours on
court through six matches.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current 424
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


15.32 feet


Lake level r
Last Year:
15.42 feet /


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
Businessman and Okeechobee County Commissioner John Abney was presented the
Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts in a ceremony on Tuesday. On hand for
the presentation were: (left to right) Woody Woodward, Scout executive for the Gulf
Stream Council, Boy Scouts of America; Cub Scout Tyler Elliott of Pack 964; Mr. Abney;
Wes Abney, his son; and David Pope, district executive for the Big.Lake District which
includes Okeechobee.

Scouts honor commissioner


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Childhood recollections
and recognition of current
pubic service were the order of
the day as Okeechobee County
Commissioner and business-
man John Abney was honored
with the Distinguished Citizen
Award.
The recognition took place
Tuesday at a noon luncheon at
the First Baptist Church ROC.
The award was presented by
the Gulf Stream Council, Boy
Scouts of America on behalf of
the Big Lake District, which
includes Okeechobee. The Dis-
tinguished Citizen Award is the
highest award bestowed by a
district upon a community vol-
unteer.
Frank Irby, who served as
master of ceremonies, stated
that he and his brothers were
in Scouting and that Scouting
helped him become the per-
son he is. He said it gave him
an appreciation of the out-
doors.


Discussion of uses for the
Okeechobee County Agri-civic
Center, an update of Main
Street of Okeechobee projects
and expansion of the sports
complex concession stand are
some of the topics Okee-
chobee County Commission-
ers will deal with at their
Thursday meeting.
At the last commission
meeting Joey Hoover, execu-
tive director of the economic
council, initiated discussion
concerning use of the agri-
civic center. He wondered if
the facility were used to its
capacity.
At that time commissioners
decided to call for public input
concerning operation of the
center. At the Thursday, Jan.
27, meeting citizens will have
the opportunity to ask ques-
tions and make suggestions.


Another item carried over
from the last meeting is
expansion of concession
stands at the sports complex.
To emphasize the need for
concession stand expansion,
George Dukes of the Okee-
chobee Citizens Recreation
Association (OCRA) cited sta-
tistics about the number of
people using the facility and
the number of tournaments
that will take place at the facil-
ity. Commissioners directed
staff to prepare figures on the
cost of the proposed expan-
sion project to be presented at
this week's meeting.
Maureen Burroughs of
Main Street of Okeechobee is
scheduled to address the
board to give an update on her

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The Gulf Stream Council of the Boy Scouts of America on
behalf of the Big Lake District, which includes Okeechobee,
presented its Distinguished Citizen Award to John Abney.
With Mr. Abney (left) is his wife Jane and his son Wes (right).
Rev. .Joe Bishop, Mr. Abbey's accomplishments. He
Abney's pastor, delivered the said Mr. Abney's accomplish-
invocation. He said he spoke ments speak for themselves.
from the heart in honoring Mr.
Abney and did not speak of Mr. See Community- Page 2


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

Index

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Comics ......... .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ....... .. .9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .8
TV ................ 9
Weather ........... .2
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CILO official addresses Council


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Members of the Community
Collaborative Council learned
what services are offered by the
Coalition for Independent Liv-
ing Options at their meeting
Tuesday.
Mary Thomas, of the Coali-
tion for Independent Living
Options (CILO) is at the One
Stop Career Center on Thurs-
days by appointment only. CILO
helps people with disabilities to
live independently.
Ms. Thomas said although
she is only in Okeechobee
County one day a week she can
be here more often if needed.
The other services offered by
CILO include legal advocacy on
issues that are disability related,
lending of equipment such as
wheelchairs and walkers, and
peer support.
Also, Connie Ribakoff from
the Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System


Child Find (FDLRS) addressed
the members.
Ms. Ribakoff is in Okee-
chobee one to two times a
week, and anyone in need of
this organization may call 1-800-
358-8525 and ask for her.
The Child Find program
offers information and free
screening for children ages 3-5
who may have difficulty in the
areas of: communication;
motor development; vision;
hearing; and, school readiness
skills.
Next, Amy Bachmann and
Andy Jerant both with the
American Red Cross told about
a free program being offered for
caregivers and provided some
information regarding the hurri-
canes.
Ms. Bachmann said Home
Nursing Skills for Caregivers is
offered by the American Red
Cross Greater Palm Beach Area
Chapter. The class is offered at
the VA Medical Center in West
Palm Beach for day-time class-


es, and at Glades General Hospi-
tal in Belle Glade for evening
classes. Anyone in Okeechobee
interested in taking this course
is asked to call the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488.
Mr. Jerant said the former K-
Mart store located across from
Pizza Hut was opened as a shel-
ter and then became a service
center distributing bulk supplies
to the community. He said
meals were cooked there three
times a day for those staying at
the Okeechobee County Health
Department, which is the spe-
cial needs shelter.
Mr. Jerant said the drop ceil-
ing of the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross was
lost in the hurricanes. He said
classes they were offering were
temporarily held in his office,
but are now taking place in the
classroom since repairs have
been made.
See CILO Page 2


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Just chilling'
This cat is not the least bit bothered by the large amount
of visitors to Arnold's Wildlife Open House on Saturday.


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News Briefs

Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment boar -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three
years, and either city or county
residents may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.

Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption dead-
line 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
deadline 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.

Angler goes overboard
fighting Keys sailfish
ISLAMORADA With two
anglers on the same tournament
boat simultaneously fighting losing
battles with sailfish, Jon Cooper
knew something had to go.
He decided it would be him.
Cooper slipped on a life vest
and, holding tightly to his rod and
reel tournament rules ban any-
one else from touching it he
jumped overboard and stayed
there while the boat took off in pur-
suit of the other fish.
Cooper, first mate on the 53-foot
Get Lit owned by Captain Ray
Rosher, was hauled back aboard to
finish his fight. But another prob-
lem quickly became apparent -
the fishing line was wrapped
around a submerged rope.
A practiced free diver, Cooper
put his rod in a holder, grabbed a
knife and dove in to see if he could
cut the rope, which was affixed to a
lobster trap.
"He swam down and got to
about 70 feet, but still couldn't see
the submerged line," said Rosher.
"Nothing worked, so we ended up
breaking the fish off."
Even without that sail, Get Lit
won the Cheeca Lodge Presidential
Sailfish Tournament on Saturday
with eight sailfish brought to the
boat and released.

Lawyer dies
in office shooting
PENSACOLA An attorney
died after he was shot at his law
office by his father-in-law, who
killed himself while eluding police
on a downtown street, authorities
said.
William Meador, 30, was shot in
the head Monday by Leslie B. John-
son, 56, before Johnson fled the
offices of Emmanuel Sheppard and
Condon, police and witnesses said.
Meador died hours later at Baptist
Hospital in Pensacola, said Karen
Smith, hospital spokeswoman.
During the chase, two officers
fired shots at Johnson's sports utili-
ty vehicle before it crashed into a
police car. Johnson, of nearby Can-
tonment, then fatally shot himself,
police said.
Police had no apparent motive
for the shooting.

Collector won't release
Simpson's credentials
LOS ANGELES-An OJ. Simp-


son memorabilia collector ignored
a judge's order and refused to turn
over Simpson's 1984 Olympic
press credentials to the family of
Ron Goldman, who was murdered
along with Simpson's ex-wife
Nicole Simpson more than a
decade ago.
Alfred Beardsley said he plans to
return the credentials to Simpson
but would not say how.
A judge in November ordered
Beardsley to turn over the creden-
tials. Family members of Goldman
and Simpson believe they could
sell the credentials, with proceeds
going toward the $33.5 million set-
tlement they won against Simpson
in civil court. Much of that money
has gone unpaid.


Governor plans to tighten child
TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb er system will boost that figure to social lines," Campbell said in a
Bush announced plans to crack as much as $1.8 billion during prepared statement.
down further on parents who the present fiscal year. Bush said the state would
don't pay child support and help Legislation to make the offer free genetic testing to help
establish legal paternity for some improvements is being spon- lower the number of children in
800,000 Florida kids who don't scored by Rep. Bill Galvano, R- Florida without a legal dad.
know their fathers. Bradenton, and Walter "Skip" "It's troubling and something
The Department of Revenue .Campbell, D-Fort Lauderdale. we need to do something
collected $1.1 billion dollars in "Few other government serv- about," said Bush, who is rec-
child support payments in fiscal ices touch such a broad range of ommending that the state
year 2003-04 and believes a $127 families in every neighborhood remove financial barriers for the
million expansion of its comput- and across all economic and genetic testing.


Local man injured in accident


A three-vehicle accident Mon-
day in' Indian River 'County
claimed the lives of two of the
drivers and a third is listed in fair
condition.
Killed in the accident were
Henry A. McCartney, 86, of Vero
Beach and Albert J. Beauregard,
54, of Sebastian.
James Anthony Fountain, Jr.,
32, of Okeechobee was listed in
fair condition at Holmes Region-
al Medical Center in Melbourne.
The accident occurred
around 2 p.m. on Oslo Road at
82nd Ave.
According to a press release


Community

Continued From Page 1
He said he had seen Mr. Abney
make mistakes, admit them and
recover.
"Character is never at its
greater until is under criticism,"
Rev. Bishop added.
Rev. Bishop said that if asked if
he were a great person, Mr. Abney
would say no. But Mr. Abney is
great friend of mine, he asserted.
Commissioner Clif Betts
referred to his long working rela-
tionship with Mr. Abney and
called Mr. Abney a "straight
arrow." He went on to say that Mr.
Abney's picture was in the dic-
tionary beside the definition of
"straight arrow."
Mr. Betts said it was his task to
tell humorous stories about Mr.
Abney. In preparation for his
speech, he said he asked Mr.
Abney's friends "all three of
them" for humorous stories.
But they could not come up with


from the Florida Highway Patrol,
a 1999 Toyota truck driven by Mr.
McCartney was traveling on
82nd Ave. and had stopped at
the intersection of Oslo Road. A
1989 Mack dump truck driven by
Mr. Fountain was traveling west
on Oslo Road, while a 1989
Mack dump truck driven by Mr.
Beauregard was traveling east
on Oslo Road.
The press release said the
Toyota made a left turn into the
immediate path of the vehicle
driven by Mr. Fountain. The
release went on to say the front
of Mr. Fountain's vehicle collided


anything funny.
"Truly a Boy Scout and an
asset to the community," was Mr.
Betts' tribute to Mr. Abney.
Iris Walker, who knew Mr.
Abney when he was growing up,
said Mr. Abney was always a good
boy. She said he was a leader who
could be depended upon.
Sandy Perry was not so gener-
ous calling the young John Abney
a "rounder" who committed such
acts of mischief as putting the cat
through the wringer after wash-
ing it.
After recalling childhood
memories of growing up with Mr.
Abney, she concluded her
remarks by saying: "He is sincere,
and he is a good person. He is
always there in time of need."
"I thank you for allowing me to
be part of the team," Mr. Abney
said to other community leaders
in the audience.
He said that when he first ran
for commissioner it was as a con-
cerned citizen and not as a politi-
cian. He said he could not accom-


into the left side of the Toyota.
The left front of Mr. Beaure-
gard's vehicle collided into the
right rear of the Toyota, stated
the FHP release. The front of Mr.
Fountain's vehicle then collided
into the left front of Mr. Beaure-
gard's vehicle. Both vehicles
overturned on their left sides,
continued the release.
The Toyota and Mr. Beaure-
gard's vehicle were completely
burned by fire, said the press
release.
All three vehicles were totaled
in the accident.


plish what he had without the
help of his wife and son.
"What you say can mean any-
thing; what you do means every-
thing," Mr. Abney said in closing.
Boy Scouts from Troop 955
and Cub Scouts from Pack 964
presented the colors.
Mr. Abney is the president of
Abney & Abney Construction,
Inc., president of Abwill Develop-
ment, Inc., president of Big Lake
Aviation and a director of Big Lake
National Bank.
Since 1994 he has served as an
Okeechobee County commis-
sioner. In addition, he has served
on several government boards
and committees His community
involvements include the Cham-
ber of Commerce, Indian River
Community College Foundation,
American Cancer Society Relay
for Life, Okeechobee County Eco-
nomic Council, Okeechobee Edu-
cation Foundation and the United
Way, where he serves as liaison to
the Boy Scouts.


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b Correction
An article appearing on the
front page of the Monday, Jan. 17,
issue of the Okeechobee News
under the headline "Code board
expected to assess fines" stated:
"Robert and Rose Mullins are fac-
ing a fine for trash and debris and
inoperable vehicles on their S.E.
34th Avenue property." Mr. and
Mrs. Mullins were found to be in
compliance with county codes by
code enforcement officers. The
charges were dropped and no
fine was assessed.


Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash
0-8-2
Play4
3-4-5-9
Fantasy 5
32-22-8-1-7


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support enforcement
Four of every 10 births in the thi 'h the courts, and about
state are out of wedlock, or one ut every seven are deter-
roughly 83,000 in the last fiscal mined after the birth but without
year. court intervention.
Slightly more than half, 54
percent, of the children born out Last year in Florida, about
of wedlock have a dad listed on 5,000 children were born with-
the birth certificate at the hospi- out having the dad's identity
tal; nearly a fourth are identified established.


CILO

Continued From Page 1
In other business, it was
announced that:
there will be a block party
for middle school students on
Jan. 28 from 7 until 11 p.m. at
the Skateboard Park.
the Okeechobee County
Juvenile Justice Council will
meet Feb. 18 at noon at the Gold-
en Corral.
on Jan. 28 there will be a
Healthy Start meeting from 11:30
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church. The
cost is $10 per person. A hot
lunch will be provided. Also,
child birth education classes will
start at Feb. 15 at the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-


Commission

Continued From Page 1
organization's activities and
finances.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
consider abandoning plat-
ted rights of way in Conners
Gables subdivision;
extend the annual asphalt
contract for one year;


ment from 7 until 9 p.m.
My Aunt's House provided
toys and clothing for 95 children
during Christmas time and pro-
vided a holiday dinner to 12 fam-
ilies.
e those needing help paying
their electric bill can go to the
Okeechobee Branch of the
American Red Cross on Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fridays
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
for assistance. People needing
assistance must have a discon-
nection notice and have not had
any help from the Care to Share
program in the last 12 months.
e the Community Collabora-
tive Council will meet again on
Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus Audi-
torium.


Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail-
head Project;,
discuss purchase of a tele-
phone system and furniture for
the new courthouse;
consider widening and
shoulder improvements on
Berman Road;
e consider landscaping
redesign for the new courthouse
project; and,


execute agreements to pro- appoint one member to the
vide funding for the Scott Driver- Tourist Development Council.




Community Events

Legion offering booths for fair
The American Legion Post #64 has booth space available for
exhibits during the American Legion Free Fair to be held Feb. 3-13.
For information on securing your booth space, call the American
Legion Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
daily.

Benefit for Camp Wingman planned
A lasagna dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. until 7
p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St., to benefit
Camp Wingman a fun place for kids to know and grow in
Christ. Camp Wingman was terribly damaged during the hurri-
canes. Lasagna will be prepared by Laura Sims, Tom Murray, Vin
Malone and Diane Kaufman. Dinners will be available for a dona-
tion of $5. Eat in or take out is available. Five dinners or more will
be delivered. For information or to order, call (863) 763-7843 or
(863) 357-1713.

Library hosts special program
In celebration of Black History Month, James Weldon Johnson
as presented by professional actor LeRoy '.li' ii-,:i, Jr. will
appear at the Okeechobee County Library on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7
p.m. This renaissance man from Jacksonville will reflect on his life
as a poet, composer, diplomat and civil rights leader. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library, and is free and open to the
public.

DAR meeting is scheduled
The Okeechobee chapter of DAR will meet at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5
at the Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd Ave. They would
like to extend an invitation to women eligible for membership in
NSDAR to attend, from October to May. For information call Ruth
Larson at (863) 763-2492, or Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee
Department of Health on Feb. 8. The class is free and will run from
10 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from 1:30 until 3 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.


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Judge to hear evidence on funding


By Jackie Hallifax
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE A judge Mon-
day said he needed to hear evi-
dence about how the state came to
change the way it distributes mil-
lions of dollars in the school fund-
ing formula.
Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey dis-
missed two counts in a lawsuit filed
by several counties over the
changes to the funding formula,


but refused to dismiss the first
count in the lawsuit.
Davey said there were disputed
factual issues that had to be settled,
and that he needed to get a clearer
idea of how the change to the for-
mula came about.
"It's unclear to me whether the
Legislature intended for this to be
this significant of a change," Davey
'said.
The lawsuit was originally filed
in July by the Miami-Dade School


Board. Broward, Palm Beach, Mon-
roe and Volusia school districts
have since joined the case.
Several other districts Duval,
Hillsborough, Polk, Seminole,
Leon, Clay and Liberty are on
the other side, supporting the
defense of the Legislature and state
Department of Education.
Under the new formula, 27 of
Florida's 67 districts get less money
than they would have under the old
formula. Miami-Dade schools are


losing nearly $14 million.
State lawmakers hammered out
changes to the formula in the final
days of the legislative session last
spring; the issue was one of the last
hurdles to a deal on the state's $57
billion budget.
The formula is based on a price
index developed by economists at
the University of Florida. The index
was primarily a "cost-of-living"
measure until this year, when data
about wages were included.


Florida realtors



offer scholarship


Calendar painting
On Thursday, Dec. 9, The Okeechobee Healthcare Facility
unveiled their 2005 art calendar. Each month has a differ-
ent painting that the residents painted in art class. Thelma
Crady's painting was chosen for the cover for the third
year in a row.


Florida high school seniors: Are
you filling out college applications
and pouring over potential scholar-
ship programs? Then make plans
to enter the Florida Association of
Realtors (FAR) 2004-2005 Scholar-
ship/Essay Contest for High School
Seniors for a chance to win up to
$6,500 in scholarship funding.
The scholarship program bene-
fits students from across the state,
with prize money going to both the
first- and second-place essays in
each of the Association's 13 dis-
tricts: Students turning in the top
district-winning essays will each
win a $1,500 scholarship prize,
while the second-place entries will
each receive a $500 scholarship
award. The 13 district-winning
essays will go on to compete to win


three $5,000 FAR scholarships on
the statewide level, for a total of
$41,000 in scholarship awards.
Entering the contest is easy. Stu-
dents write a typed, double-spaced
essay 500 words or less on the
topic, "How Does a Realtor Profes-
sional Benefit the Community?"
Students can check with their
high school to obtain an applica-
tion kit, or go to the media section
of FAR's media Center Website
(http://media.living.net/scholar-
ship2005/index.html) to download
the application kit. All essays must
be submitted by Friday, March 25,
2005, to the Florida Association of
Realtors, 7025 Augusta National
Drive, PO Box 725025, Orlando, FL
32872-5025.


In the Courts


The following people pleaded
no contest to criminal charges
brought against them and were
sentenced as noted.
Thomas Beschorner Failure
to register as a sex offender -
three months in jail with credit for
time served and ordered to pay
costs and fees.
John Zachary Cline Passing
worthless checks; passing worth-
less checks over $150; failure to
register as a sex offender one year

Obituaries

Lillian E. Morgan
Lillian E. Morgan, age 90, of
Okeechobee, died Jan. 21, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. She was born
Nov. 13, 1914, in Salem, N.J. She
was a homemaker having come to
Okeechobee many years ago from
New Jersey. She was active with a
bowling team in New Jersey.
Survivors include: her son, Don-
ald of San Diego, Calif.; stepdaugh-
ter and stepson, Shirley and Emilio;
four step grandchildren; three step
great-grandchildren; and, many
close friends.
No services or visitation will be
held.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Merle Roy Nash
Merle Roy Nash, age 79, of
Okeechobee, died Jan. 23, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. He was born
June 24, 1925, in Bridgeman, Mich.,
to Roy and Vesta Nash. He was the
owner of an automobile electrical
shop in Romulus, Mich. before
coming to Okeechobee in 1988.
Mr. Nash was a WWII veteran hav-
ing served in the Army Air Corp. He
was also active in the Masonic
Lodge '#10 in Dowagiac, Mich.
Mr. Nash is survived by: his wife
of 57 years, Mary Lou Nash of
Okeechobee; three daughters,
Marilynn (David) Walker of Glad-
win, Mich., Madeline Chapman of
Romulus, Mich., Melody Lynn
(Phil) Baker of Livonia, Mich.; one
son, Michael (Lis) Nash of Wayne,
Mich.; nine grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; one brother,
Ernest Nash of Dowagiac, Mich.;
and, two sisters, Opal Vandenburg
and Lila Pease of Dowagiac, Mich.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted in Livonia, Mich. Interment
will take place at Cadillac Memori-
al Gardens West in Westland, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested memorials be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, 41.1 S.E.
Fourth St. Okeechobee, Fla.
34974.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.


in jail, one year probation and
ordered to pay restitution of
$664.99, plus costs and fees.
Tonya L Collins Resisting
arrest without violence and battery
of a law enforcement officer one
year probation, plus costs and fees.
John E. Frazer Resisting
arrest without violence, tampering
with physical evidence: two years
drug-related probation and suspen-
sion of driver's license.
Kurt A. Keplinger- Possession
of marijuana in excess of 20 grams,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, possession of drug
paraphernalia: adjudication with-
held eighteen months drug


treatment program with a 10 p.m.
until 6 a.m. curfew
Lori A. Lundy Possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of cocaine: two years drug-
related probation and driver's
license suspension 30 days week-
end jail with credit for time served..
Samuel J. Million Dealing
in stolen property: two year's
probation, plus $2,000 restitu-
tion plus costs and fees.
Jacquelyn Joan Nolan -
Dealing in stolen property: one
year probation, $40 restitution
plus costs and fees.
Baron Thomas Reed Pos-


session of cocaine: continue with
Veteran's Administration drug
rehab if that program is accept-
able to court two years drug-
related probation.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Lighten Up
"Come on my fellow Democrats, lighten up. Bush is in for the
next four years, so stop griping and make the most of it. There's a
Congressional election in 2006 and another presidential one in
2008. Get ready for them. Meanwhile, the bad attitude some of us
are showing doesn't help our party's image. Think about it!"

Gratitude
"A word of gratitude to the staff of the Okeechobee News. You
all do a great job of covering town and county events and news as
well as important national political events, sports, scientific infor-
mation and much more. Ignore the complaints of your unin-
formed subscribers!"

Answering Machine
"I would like to know why the post office only has a recording
now? You can't speak to a person or the post master to let them
know what the problem is, and I would like to know why?" (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. The post office uses an answering
machine during the hours it is closed. The machine is supposed
to be turned off when the post office is open. If you called while
the facility was open and got the answering machine, it's possi-
ble someone simply forgot to turn off the machine.)


Community Events

Fulford in concert at church
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association (OREA) will
present Janet Fulford in concert at the First Baptist Church on Jan.
28 at 7 p.m. Ms. Fulford is the daughter of Wayne and Ruth Fulford,
and is a former resident of Okeechobee now living in Palm Beach
County. She was the pianist at the First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door, or can be pur-
chased from OREA members.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check only. This fee is to
be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign up for a class, please
call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is four-and-a-half
hours long.
Sorority will host yard sale
The Theta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority will hold a
yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot
of the old U-Save. Proceeds from the sale will go toward scholarships.
For information, call (863) 467-0353.

Citrus industry is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 29, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
.on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Doug
Boornique, executive vice president and general manager of the
Indian River Citrus League. The topic will be the impact of two
hurricanes and the potentially devastating impact of citrus
canker on the Indian River citrus industry. For information, call
the Indian River Citrus League at (772)562-2728.




Quote of the Day

"We succeed only as we identify
in life, or in war, or anything else
a single overriding objective, and
make all other considerations
bend to that one objective."

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-
1969), speech April 2, 1957




Crime Prevention Tip

Do not sleep with windows open to enjoy the cool night breeze -
it's an invitation to a burglar.




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Looking Back ...
Looking out over Lake Okeechobee in March of 1930. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake within the
United States next to Lake Michigan. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to
share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you


wait.


Upcoming Events

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 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 are invited to participate. For
information, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-
0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more
information, call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020 or Janet
Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Insti-
tute), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus
Restaurant. All members are urged to attend. Individuals inter-
ested in joining may call (863) 467-2888, or attend our monthly
meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
Fellowship Hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For more information, call
(863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at 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
more information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham
or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that
might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For
information, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan
Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Okeechobee Democratic Meeting at the Village Square
Restaurant. Dinners may be ordered at 6 p.m. The meeting will
start at 7 p.m.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public
is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information contact
Wanda Kubitz at (863) 357-3775, or Lisa Tatro at (863) 357-1197.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It's an open meeting,.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome
House, which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.


Community Events

Baptist church hosting revival
The First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton Rt. 6, Box 570-A-
is having a revival on Jan. 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 instructor course rescheduled
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch has rescheduled
its health and safety instructor course. The course, originally
scheduled for Jan. 24-28, has been rescheduled for Jan. 31
-Feb.4. The cost of the course is $125. For information, on loca-
tion of classes or signing up please call (863)763-2488.

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 comminittee meeting on
Jan 26 at noon at Fat Boy's Restaurant. Anyone interested in help-
ing with a fundraising barbecue and auction for Bobi O'Neill is
invited. Please contact Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121, or
Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 for information.

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

Quilt show planned
Tanti Quilters of'Okeechobee will be having their annual quilt
show on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the old
building adjoining the Tanti school on U.S. 98 near the airport.
Many handmade quilts and crafts will be on display and some will
be for sale. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020.

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

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

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

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 wel-
come. There will be gospel singing and a cookout to celebrate the
beginning of construction. The church is currently holding wor-
ship services 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 Lexington, N.C.; Evangelist Donnie
Pollard from Rome, Ga.; Evangelist Rudy Pendleton from Smith-
field, Ky.; and, the Weaver Family from Georgia.

Free memory screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss screenings will be held at the Vis-
iting Nurse Association of Florida, Ihc. (VNA), from 1.1 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. The VNA is located at 208 S.E. Park St. in Okeechobee.
The screenings are being offered by the Alzheimer's Association
and the Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary's Hospital. For more
information call Donna True, licensed clinical social worker, at
(800) 861-7826, or (772) 344-6047. Please call (800) 861-7826 for
an appointment.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 26, 2005


IRCC presents
FORT PIERCE The Indian You" and much more.
River Community College It's 1912 as the conr
(IRCC) Fine Arts Department Harold Hill, plans to swi
invites the public to attend an art River City out of their h
exhibit of Martha Fenstermaker earned money to buy in:
Jewelry from Feb. 9-12, prior to ments for a band that will n
the IRCC Onstage performance exist. Marion, the town libra
of "The Music,Man". may be the only one who
"The Music Man" by Meredith through his deception.
Wilson is one of America's best Audiences will enjoy g
loved musicals featuring unfor- entertainment for the w
gettable songs such as "Trouble family!
(in River City)", "Seventy-Six The free art exhibit wil
Trombones", "Till There Was open from 6 until 7:30,


'The Music Man'


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Wednesday through Saturday,
and again Saturday afternoon
from noon until 1:30 p.m., Feb.
9-12, in the lobby of the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at 3209 Virginia
Avenue in Fort Pierce.
Tickets for "The Music Man"
- playing Feb. 9-12 and Feb. 17-
19 at 8 p.m. with a Saturday
matinee 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 tele-
phone with VISA, MasterCard, or
American Express. Proceeds
from the Saturday matinee per-
formance on Feb. 19 will be
donated for student scholarships
through the IRCC Chapter of
Florida Association of Commu-
nity Colleges.
Tickets will be sold on a first-
come, first-served basis.
For more information, call the
IRCC box office toll-free at 1-866-
400-7529 (PLAY).


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IRCC will present 'Diary of Anne Frank'
FORT PIERCE'- Indian River their daily existence, their fears, ences. and 3 p.m.; or by telephone with
Community College (IRCC) their hopes, their laughter and "Diary of Anne Frank" will be VISA, MasterCard or American
OnStage at the Wynne Black Box their grief. nresented Wednesda rouh Express.
dpetesente Wednesday throughExrs.


Theatre will present the drama
"Diary of Anne Frank", by
Wendy Kesselman.
"Diary of Anne Frank" is an
impassioned play about the lives
of eight people hiding from the
Nazis in a concealed attic. This
compelling production captures
the claustrophobic realities of


Anne Frank emerges from
history as a living, lyrical,
intensely gifted young girl who
confronts her rapidly changing
life and the increasing horror of
her time with honesty, wit and
determination.
Some of the presentation may
not be suitable for younger audi-


Saturday, Jan. 26 -29, at 8 p.m. -
with a Saturday matinee Jan. 29
at 2 p.m. in the Wynne Black
Box Theatre on the main cam-
pus in Fort Pierce.
Tickets are $12 and may be pur-
chased at the IRCC box office at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center Monday
through Friday between 11 a.m.


Tickets will be sold on a first-
come, first-served basis.
The IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts
Center is located on the main cam-
pus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce.
For more information, call the
IRCC box office toll-free at 1-866-
400-7529 (PLAY).


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Chinese Restaurant

SURROUNDINGS:
Oriental decor with a relaxed feeling and
friendly service.

LUNCH FAVORITES:
All You Can Eat Buffet Specials, or Luncheon
Specials from the menu served with your choice
of soup or Egg Roll & Fried Rice.

DINNER FAVORITES:
All You Can Eat Buffet, or you can select many
choices from our menu.

LOCATION:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee,
In the Publix Shopping Center.

HOURS:
Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PHONE:
(863) 357-7777



ypccial Occasions
FLOWERS & EVENTS
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Special Occasions ose -awk e 3am*r erkmns
Fresh & Silk Arrangements
Weddings Funerals
* Custom Gourmet Baskets !
* Fruit Baskets '
*Balloon Bouquets .
* Dish Gardens Plants
(863) 357-2711
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* Cakes for All Occasions
* Tuxedo & Wedding
Gown Rentals
* Decorations Invitations teleflora
. Cake Tops -Linens Local & Worldwide Delivery
SBalloon Bouquets
(863) 357 -1111 www.speciloccasionsgf.com
(8 ) 357 .-1.1 Hours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Sat. 9am 3pm
TWO LOCATION TO SERVE YOU!
115 S.W. Park St. 145 N. Main St., Ste. 103
Okeechobee Belle Glade
863-357-2711 561-996-4117


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SPECIALS
5-9PM

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or Pork Plate
Unlimited:
Eat as much as you like!
Thursday Sunday
Baby Back Ribs
YUMI YUM! YUM!
Daily
Early Bird Menu 4-6PM
608 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
763-7300


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Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cooking *S AF O
150 Items & Salad BarB
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863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24 Hour Emergency Service
Repair on all makes & models
Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894


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1-866-2-CASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974



AB NEY Y
1BNEY

www.abneyandabney.com
805 SW 15th Street
Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152



MIDFLDRIDW
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com




FLIGHT
S SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com


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Specializing In:
Complete Adult Healthcare
Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
r Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
In Internal Medicine
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7 6 3 7 0 7 3 CAC013262


Reich &
Mancmini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucic
West Pahnlm Beach BocaRaton


OPEN SUNDAYS
10AM 3PM

CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
Open Tues. Sat. a8.m. to 5p.m.
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza


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

APPEARANCE IMPLANTS
I & PAAMILY
ftDENTISTRV
Dr. Wade B. Harrouff, D.D.S.
T.A. Aliapoulios, D.D.S.
and Associates
561-741-7142
6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators


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Special OccsioDs
SIFTS & FLOWERS
i_'e'. Specializing in Flowers
i'y & Event Planning
Gifts Baskets Plants
J We are here for you!
115 SW Park Street P.O. Box 1627
863-357-2711
Toll Free: 1-866-992-0888
3mijrr ./ s. e s, Owner
www.specialoccasionsgf.com


DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY


215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


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


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


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


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Treasure Coast Dermatology
b r ") t ^ Tiit i si ml 0f1 Captren
Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD

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




OKFI CliOBBE
FUNvsFRAL. HOMr y^

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



Publix.
WHERe SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE,
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


DOUGLAS
CHIROPRACTIC
AND
FITNESS CENTER
Chiropractic Acupuncture
Nutrition Massage
Exercise
763-4320
OR 763-7030


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2800 SW 3rd Terr.
(863)
-46[-1545
St. Lic.
S 0CAC029420


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Rating For Customer Satisfaction

4224 HWv. 441 South
(8631357-0500
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


Oakv Iew

fiaptist

Church
677 SW 32"" St.
Okeechobee
763-1699


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

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Okeechobee
(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219.2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493




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


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Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@FloridaCare.net


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


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



Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com



4LAE VVIEW
BUI ERSINC.?

Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


WWW.L-CROSS.COM
PHONE 863-634-1103



MIKE EDWARDS
GARAGE DOORS
Sales
Service
Installation
(863) 763-5582
OR
(863) 634-6115





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18 Holes Par 72
Championship Course
www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228


Okeechobee Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Therapy Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226


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


SUNRISE omRD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


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COMPUTER TECHNICIAN
will come to your
home and teach you
whatever you are
interested in learning.
$20.00 MIN. CHARGE
Call Chuck at
467-6115 and make
and appointment.



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




AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.



cSca/) &, See;n
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts 0
Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories -'
Gift Baskets for All Occasions )
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


Maguire's Hauling,
INC.
Demolition
Trash Hauling .
Site nWork I i
Grading
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891



OPEN MRI
OF OKEECHOBEE


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






The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Legion's annual free fair begins next week


American Legion Post #64
will be hosting the 49th annual
American Legion Post #64 Free
Fair, Feb. 3-13.
The contest and entertain-
ment schedule is:
Thursday, Feb. 3
7 p.m. Arts and crafts
awards (please bring your
entries between 1 and 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, to the exhib-
it hall of the American Legion
Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Friday, Feb. 4
8 p.m. Miss American
Legion pageant. Eligibility -
grades nine through 12 (single,
no children) Entry deadline is
Thursday. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. no
exceptions.
Saturday, Feb. 5


7 p.m. Kids dessert contest,
middle school through high
school (entry deadline-6:45
p.m.)
Monday, Feb. 7
7 p.m.- jams and jellies judg-
ing (tasting). No entries accept-
ed after 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
7 p.m. pickles and relishes
judging (tasting). No entries
accepted after accepted after
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
7 p.m. talent contest. There
will be two categories ages: zero
to 7 and 8- 15. Entry deadline is 7
p.m. no exceptions.
Thursday, Feb. 10
8 p.m. talent contest for
ages 16 through adult. Entry
deadline is 7 p.m. no excep-


tions.
Friday, Feb. 11
7 p.m. commercial booths
winners announced.
8 p.m. baking contest judg-
ing (cakes, pies, etc.). Entry
deadline is 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Okeechobee to be cho-
sen from adult entries through-
out the week.
Saturday, Feb. 12
7 p.m. chili contest judging.
Entry deadline is 6:30 p.m.
Winners of the various con-
test will receive $50 cash. Occu-
pied booths will receive extra
points during judging. Be cre-
ative and original.
Exhibit Hall hours are: Mon-
day though Thursday, 5 until 9
p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 5
until 10 p.m.


Miss American Legion
Pageant
The American Legion Post
#64 is now accepting entries for
the Miss American Legion pag-
eant to be held Friday, Feb. 4.
Registration forms are available
at. the American Legion Post
#64, 501 S.E. Second St., Okee-
chobee. Or, call (863) 763-2950
or (863) 763-2569 for informa-
tion.
Kid's Dessert Contest
The American Legion 'kid's
dessert contest' will be held Sat-
urday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Middle-
through high school-aged stu-
dents are eligible to enter. The
winning entry will receive a
prize of $50.


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CUSTOM PROCESSING
Excellent Quality & Prompt Service
SPECIALTY PROCESSING:
Summer Sausage Polish Sausage
Brats Deer Jerky & Snack Sticks
Vacuum Packed Specialty Products
Deer & Hog Storage
Deli Lunch Specials Quality Meats


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Chappysj
GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING
863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78 Lakeport


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Refinishing
Tubs
Tiles
Counter Tops
Commercial & Residential
CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE
KCED CORP
863-357-3860
561-685-0014


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Dee's
Garden Shop
At The Junction
Of 70E & 710
2768 Hwy. 710
. 863-467-7347
_7 Citrus Shrubs Trees
8'*L Palms Annuals


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


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


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


Okeechobee
Livestock Market





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

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

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863-467-0041
PHOTOGRAPHY
& GRAPHIC DESIGN

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







BANQUEr FACILITIEs AVAILABLE
1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224



Brahman

Theatres III

For Info
Call

763-7202


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


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Gun 6 PmWU SHOP
100 SE 811 Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140


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



JMielikdalauwk
has moved to
Dorothy's Hair Studio
422 N.W. 3rd St.
Phone # as of Jan. 17th
,-* 467-1107
Now
t/,^, 697-2904


Karns Tractor
I Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


INSUIEAIC I
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Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
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204 S.E. 10th Ave.
Okeechobee

763-3417


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CHAMPIONN ` 4
Plastering &.Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992



IAYMORENTAI
"Your Complete Rental Center"
523 N. Hwy. 98
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-2239
www.sebring.net/taylor
trental@earthlink.net





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Temporarily Located at
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Thursday & Fridays Call for Appointment



We Buy LIVE Blue
Crabs, Tilapia and
Soft Shell Turtle
GBEATPRICE!!
Call:
954-868-8901
or 561-718-5900


@ 94 zCeft0O4k
Sod l Landscaping
Wells -Fountains
Monthly Maintenance
SResidential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobee, FL
Doug McDonald, Owner
Lic. 42099 LLC

GALLEY MAID MARINE PRODUCTS, INC.



Complete Machine Shop
SComplete Sheet Metal Shop
All Computerized
You Design or We Design
One Piece or Hundreds of Pieces
60110th St. NE Okeechobee
(863) 467-6070
SRon Tumoszwicz P.E.
Vice President Engineering




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




PLUMBING
Residential or New
Construction Plumbing
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-6461
Fax: (863) 763-3231

NOW *3 rValli ,-l k ll


Hours: Sun. Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri. & Sal. 11a.m. to 11p.m.
Rt. 441 S. of Downtown Okeechobee
(863) 763-2800
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ALLIANCE
SATCOM
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switch to DISH Network with over
60 Great Channels.
Get Satellite TV for the whole
house starting at $29.99 per mo.
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diisl Okeechobee
R o R 863-467-1120




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


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Marilyn's
Massage Center
Stress Relief
l Relaxation
SMuscular Tension
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
863-357-1116
Lic. # MA0014122


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Lay's
><3 Plumbing
Residential
New Construction
Repairs
(863) 467-7729
Bobby & Amanda Lay
Licensed & Insured
#RF11067201


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\oolc^'s Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net


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

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






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Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be safe
light until 3 p.m. The tournament
will be fished out of the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Advance registration
closes on Jan. 26. Entries will be
taken on the morning of the tour-
nament, but must be paid in cash
only.
For more information, contact
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-
4663, ext. 1820.

OCRA sign ups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee .Citizens
Recreational Association
,(O:C.R.A.) will be starting soon
and baseball and softball sign-ups
will be held at Teen Town on Sat-
urday, 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.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie
7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10
years old; Majors- 11 and 12 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings 7
and 8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10
years old; Ponytails- 11 and 12
years old; Belles- 13, 14 and 15
years old; and Debs -18 and
under. The official playing age of
all children will be determined by
their age on July 31, 2005, for
baseball and May 31, 2005, for
softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
To sponsor a team, purchase a
banner or volunteer to help con-
tact 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
www.chobee.com.

Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos & Helton, P.A.
will host their second annual OHS
tennis team adult tennis fundrais-
er.
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 tick-
ets can also be purchased from
members of the OHS tennis 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--' I- or, Daryl
Roehm at (863) 467 6011 or (863)
462-5235." If there is rifb 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.

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.
With the new method hunters
will be able to apply for regular
and special quota hunt permits
through their Total Licensing Sys-
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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

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For further
information or to obtain entry
forms, contact Dale Ann Watford,
secretary of the Board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars-and bottles and
plastics ,#1. through *'7 are
accepted' at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488.
to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has \
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have


baby and regular size quilts for sale.
For more information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter
cats and dogs are: female cat -
$15; male cat $10; female dog -
$25; and male dog $25. Applica-
tions may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For
more information, call (772) 283.1
4137 or (772) 336-0339.


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Pomeranian, fern., reddish
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WALLET: Black, Mans. Lost
on Wed. 1/12th in the vic.
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Reward! 863-697-0148

CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
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CAT Free to a good home
(863)357-1522
or (863)634-6596


FREE TO GOOD HOME: 2 yr
old male black lab, needs
attention. (863)634-3119


IN/OB sports craft boat w/
tri. w/motor come & get it,
w/title good. for parts.
(863)675-9218




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

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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DOG, Found in
Lazy Seven Area.
Call to ID. (863)357-3260

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

Basset Hound Vic. of Com-
munity Park, N Riverview
St. Name Drew, 451bs. Re-
ward (863)675-1983.

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,
vie. of Spring Haven Es-
tates, REWARD!
(772)597-2328
Lost: black & white rat terri-
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ing pink collar, REWARDI
(863)763-2987
LOST: RAT TERRIER- Black
& white spotted, male, lost
In area of NW 63rd Terr.
Call 634-8349.
OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
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w/lots of white chest/legs
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Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
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Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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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.
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 2i30


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
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Guys/Gals to work and
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A- SEMI DRIVER
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GOOD PAY,
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Medical & 401k
for FT/PT, EOE
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X6851
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Exp. necessary
for General Contractor
Doing Ins.. Repair Work
Fax Resume 800-780-3636
COOK
For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
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DFWP

Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
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$14.99 per hour. Excellent
benefits. No experience
necessary. Contact
(602)307-5245,
(877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org. 1,000+
vacancies, including civil-
ian.
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Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs Dozer
Operator. M/F/V/D. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820
Ext. 420
EXPERIENCED COOK
Immediate Opening @
Crossroad Restaurant.
(863)763-8333.
GREAT AMERICAN RV
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In Okeechobee Is
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Apply In Person @
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(Next To KOA)

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2005 Virginia's Teacher
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HARDWARE HELPER must
have experience & Yard
helper DFWP apply in per-
son @ 1601 Hwy 70 East
Hospice of Okeechobee
LPN,F/T w/benefits, must be
able to do nights/
weekends on call RN, full
time days Fax resume to
leslie Schmidt or Apply in
person @ 411 S.E. 4th St.
8a-4p Mon-Fri.

LABORER POSITIONS
Valid driver's lie., 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.

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


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.
Looking for Office Support
for Nurse register,
#30211065, Must know
QB, Word, Publisher. MED
knowledge a + (863)467-
6399
National Carriers: Opportu-
nities singles and teams,
high mileage, good pay.
Teams additional 2 cents.
Leases available on 48
state, Regional, Dedicated.
Lease purchase available.
Call (888)707-7729 na-
tionalcarriers.com.
NEW VANITY SALON &
SPA Excepting resume's-
experienced hair dresser's
nail technicians, massage
therapist 3936 SE 18th
Terrace 34974
Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
888)826-2513 Ext.
501.

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


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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RN & LPNs
Needed to work for busy
Home Health Agency.
(877)909-2815
ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
(954)321-0621.

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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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 Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity 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
S863)763-8316 Monday-
riday bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
terview.
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Looking for ranch work, ex-
perienced on tractor w/
bushhogging, hay work,
fencing, backhoe & cattle.
Need house if possible.
(863)634-8937.



OUTDOOR CAREERS. Hiring
working Foremen for utility
contract field crews. Train
at $10/hr., $14/hr. plus
performance bonuses as
oreman, benefits, and
company truck & tools.
Must enjoy physical out-
door work, possesess strong
leadership skills, have a
good driving record, and
be flexible to travel in Flori-
da and SE states. OS-
MOSE, INC. Call Toll-free
for information (877)676-
6731 EOE M/F/D/V
www.osmose.com.



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Antiques 510
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Children's Items 555
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Fireplace Fixture 600
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Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
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VCRs 735.
Wanted to Buy 740




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

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

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


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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
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.


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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
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apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 125
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553





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ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-
5 Wed-Sat@ 100 First St.
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698

DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany), $400. Call
Paul (863)634-5698
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


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
Whirlpool, white 16 cuft. w/
icemaker, $200 (863)357-
6825
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



MEMOIR WRITING Large
print, step by step guide.
Share memories with your
children and grandchil-
dren. $10.
www.bluetreebooks.com
Blue Tree Books, Box 660,
Ringoes, NJ, 08551.



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

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call, (80Q341-7007.
www.SteelMasferUSA.co-
m.



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

CHAIN LINK FENCE,
5 Rolls, 6 ft., $300.
(863)763-2692

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



Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
LEATHER JACKET
Grey 3 length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550
LEATHER JACKETS
1-camel sz.14,
$95 neg.
(863)467-6550
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339




AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
(863)824-6720
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
MSN WEB TV, full internet
on your TV, like, complete,
$50. (863)467-6696


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COLONIAL COUCH- Pull out
queen size bed, good con-
dition, $100. neg.
(863)447-1199.
Couch, Dresser, Toddler
Bed w/acces. & Trundle
Bed. All for $250 will sep.
(863)261-2847
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING ROOM TABLE, solid
cherry, w/4 chairs, mint
cond., $125. (863)763-
6843
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
in New Your. Good cond.
$200 (863)357-2233
DRESSER, 9 drawer & AR-
MOIRE, 4 drawer, $150.
(863)467-1619

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.
HIDE A BED
61/', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
MATTRESS- NASA Memory
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)446-2346.
POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474
SECTIONAL SOFA's (2)
Black leather. Exc. cond.
1 Lg., 1 Small, $2000 both,
will sep. 863-467-0247
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.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.
TWIN MATTRESS COVERS
& Twin turquoise bed
skirts 2 ea $10 863-467-
8681
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



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


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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
ORIGINAL TOTAL GYM- As
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.



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



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

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VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110


VCR-4 HEAD HIFI speak
easy voice directed $40 or
best offer
(863)467-0987


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


HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel

Piston Rings for ground
power 220, new, 15 over,
can be cut to any size,
$150. (863)467-6696

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STEPS Concrete & wood
$70
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4191

Tractor, restored, small, for
moving boats/trailers or at
Fla. Flywheelers, $350.
(863)467-6696



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.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.



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



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



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

MILL DRILLING Machine w/
tooling, ele, single fas, 230
volt 2HP $1000 (863)763-
0618

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

STICK WELDER, 180
Lincoln. Includes helmet.
$150 863-675-1472


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


PATIO CHAIRS, (4)
Wicker
$100
(863)763-6843


ELECTRIC LIFTER- Used
only 5 month, good condi-
tion, $450. (863)610-
1153.
MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netizedc 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


Employment
Part Time







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Agriculture



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



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
Wk 863-673-1491


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


BAY GELDING 2V2 yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.


HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tack, Tamed, /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 910
Commercial


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



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




YEARLY LEASE- $250 per
month + elec, Water front
RV lot for rent, Big 0 RV
Resort, dblwide concrete
pad, landscaped, Adult
park, pool, clubhouse, rec
hall, lots of daily activities,
Park model or RV's wel-
come, $3000 yr + elec,
Call Ken (863)824-0421.



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms -Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10(135
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property *
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br, 2/2 ba., gar., fence,
FP, Wood Flooring, Deck,
Fans, Vertical Blinds. Open
2-3pm. (863)467-2274


RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.


(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
L 1 Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker


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


,*****,k-**
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.corn



ANCIENT OAKS
Block 24, Lot 31,
$40,000.
Call (863)447-3488.

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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU237


Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.

OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ utilities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.



LAKEPORT, Waterfront,'
2 Bdrm., 3 Ba.,
Completely redone in 2003
Including: Roof, A/C, Appl.,
Carpeting, Tile, Plumbing &
Electric. Huge Screen Room
& Double Garage/Boat
House. New Seawall. Im-
maculant Condition.
$129,000. 239-707-4111


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

Piii


Recreation



Boats 3005
Camp er/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035


BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Mere. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
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.
BOAT & TRL. 16' 60HP
Mariner w/stainless steel
prop & Tilt & trolling motor
$2000 (863)610-1595
CANOE 16'
Light weight, good
condition, $250
(863)763-4982 .
CANOE
Fiberglass, 14,
like new, $350
(863)467-8161
FIBERGLASS 12'
Game fisherman w/magic
tilt trl. 16 '$995
(863)467-9877
INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
LANDAY 88' 16' Yamaha
motor, trolling motor &
trailor incl. $2500
(863)763-8054
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982
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classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
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


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
Cedar Creek 00-35'
5th wheel triple slides
very clean & 01'
Dodge dully quad cab


luooile 4005i1


TRUCK CAMPER
Sunlite slide in 9/' 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.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '82
Johnson, 35hp, w/
controls & gas tank, $630.
(863)634-4106


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.
HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894


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


FRANKLIN,'05- 38ft, 2 slide
outs, AC, self contained,
W/D, loaded, $23,900,
(954)483-1322 Cell.
TRAVEL TRL. 22' Skyline
recondition in good work-
ing order a must see
$2000 (863)697-8664.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utilitv Trailers 4065


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
Toil Free 1-866"217-2800


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


41
HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr., CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mls.
$8,500. 863-599-0199
ISUZU CABOVER- '88,
Flat bed, Turbo diesel,
auto, $2499
(863)467-6070.
Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
(863)946-2020
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)357-0663

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


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



CHEVY 72'
needs to be restored
$1000
(863)357-3981
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
7 ----^ ;r- (M nn MOOoN


Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


CJ7 Soft top
w/doors & frame
good shape $300
(863)763-8072

ENGINE
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856

RANCH HAND BUMPER,
Fits Ford Heavy Duty Ford.
$850 (863)634-3300

TOW HITCH Reese.
New style, fits 89-00
Dodge trucks asking
$50 (863)763-1424
TV & VCR CONSOLE for a
van fits in bucket front
seats $150
(863)357-1780


CHEVY S10 1991, V6, Auto.
w/air. Good work truck.
$1000 (863)634-1239

CHEVY SILVERADO Ext
Cab '95, topper/bedliner
trlr/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909

FORD 87' F150 w/93 en-
1ine, util. work truck
1200 or best offer
(786)236-1615

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

TRUCK TOPPER, 8 ft. w/
roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078


lAutomobiles 4065 1


Community Events

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

TOPS plans open house
Take of Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) FI 47 will be having their annual
open house on Saturday. Jan. 29, at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St., from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be
provided. Anyone wanting a good weight support group is encour-
aged 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".

Trust Quartet in concert
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church invites everyone to a free con-
cert by the Trust Quartet on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

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


Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and will
end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will be $40.
The final yearbook sale will take place in the days following the
Yearbook Jam, while supplies last. The book price for this final sale


is $45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in Octo-
ber and February will be excused from class and permitted to attend
the yearbook jam (during seventh hour) at the end of the school
year. Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during
both lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For the first time, par-
-ents and students may purchase yearbooks online at www.
buyayearbook.com, or through the Yearbook Order Center at (888)
298-5063. These forms of payment will be accessible during the
October sales weeks.

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 Broad-
way stage. These programs will be on the following Tuesday nights
and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room: "Les Miser-
ables" Feb. 1; Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman -
Feb 15.

Church to host gospel meeting
Big Lake Church of Christ, 1115 S.W. Third Ave., will host a
gospel meeting Feb. 2-6 with evangelist Gene Samford at 7 p.m. For
information, contact David 0. Key at (502) 641-9191.

OCRA monthly meeting
The OCRA will hold their monthly meeting on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
at Teen Town. For more information, contact Rev. Paul E. Jackson,
Sr. at (863) 824-0899.


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5(H)5
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2001 CA 50
BA MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO NATIONSBANC
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BANK OF LAKE OKEECHO-
BEE,
Plaintiff,
RANDY R. SEARS, et us, et al.,
Oelendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to the Final Judgement entered
in this case now pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicat-
ed above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidde r cash at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 15th day of Febru-
ary, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said order
or final judgement, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE
LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1994 PEACH-
TREE MOBILE HOME/
DOUBLEWIDE DESTINY ID
#PT37436A & PT37436B.
ORDERED at OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, this 14th day of
January, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee, Florida
By: /S/ Beatdrice Rodriguez
As Deputy Clerk
548589 ON 1/19,26/05
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, February
9, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. in the Admin-
istration Annex Building, Okeecho-
bee County Extension Office, Small
Conference Room, 458 Highway
98 N., Okeechobee, FL A copy of
the proposed agenda may be ob-
tained upon request from the un-
4rr- n~d If "n," Fr-nn rF,~.Tii1, t
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for such purposes that
person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the
meeting must have their name and
topic placed on the agenda one
week before the date of the meet-
ing. All property owners within the
District are invited to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
547966 ON 1/26 30/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Any prices listed in the Okeechobee
Real Estate Magazine or quoted by
American Eagle Site Development,
Inc. for any lot purchases in Eagle
Point Subdivision are no longer val-


I







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 26, 2005 13


Local photographer
Your Hometown Hospice us. I
would like to extend a heartfelt stores
thank you to Bobbi Poole of Pho- thing
tography and Bakery by Bobbi that
for her most generous donation. cer a
Ms. Poole recently donated said
enough money to pay for more the b
than 10 days of care for a patient. time
For the past six years, Ms. Poole choo
has designed an Angel Calendar the c
with pictures of children in our their
community. Since its inception Courtesy photo nurs
she has donated the proceeds of chob
the calendar sale to Hospice of Bobbi Poole recently donat- patie
Okeechobee. ed receipts from the sales of very
"Our studio had the idea to a calendar featuring children were
raise money for charity. We form the Okeechobee area to morM
decided the children would be Hospice of Okeechobee. She the
depicted as angels. Each angel is seen here with a copy of sales
would be based on a theme the 2005 Angel Calendar. M
from their parents' profession:tM
farmers, fishermen etc.," said responded." abou
Ms. Poole. "Ads were placed in Ms. Poole related how her "I
local newspapers inviting par- donation to Hospice first started. ice tI
ents to bring their children to us "Several years ago a young to be
for photos. Fifty-four families mother brought her daughter to pray


makes donation


t was clear that she was
sed. I asked her if some-
was wrong. She explained
her mother had colon can-
and couldn't be left alone,"
Ms. Poole. "We quickly took
baby's pictures. When the
came for the parents to
Dse the photo to be used in
calendar, I was asked to go to
home. When I arrived a
e from Hospice of Okee-
bee was there caring for the
nt, doing a beautiful job -
soft-spoken and kind words
being said. At that very
lent I decided that Your
netown Hospice would be
recipient of the calendar

s. Poole is enthusiastic
it what she is doing.
t is a pleasure to be of serv-
his way, as it gives great joy
able to help others. We all
as we begin this project,


that we do a great job and use
the talents that the Lord has pro-
vided us with," she said. "This
year we purchased equipment
to produce our calendars in-
house."

Children are invited to be in
our 2006 Angel Calendar. Par-
ents can call Ms. Poole for an
appointment at (863) 467-2614.


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in New
By Joanna Sherman
Blue jeans, ropes, cow
hats and boots are not the a
most would expect for r
Years.
While people where rin
in the New Year at fancy pa
and dancing and mingling
Friends, the Lean Back Ro
brought the New Year in co"
style. Each year for the past
years Fulford Roping Pro
tions has hosted a New Ye
roping. We had ropers fror
far away as Oklahoma, Te
Louisiana, and Alabama. I
long way to Okeechobee,
they came. The roping sta
Thursday, Dec. 30, and la
until Jan. 2.
The Okeechobee Agri-(
Center, the brand new cov
arena, was home to the four
roping. The arena had plen
stalls and a lot of camping fE
ties. The arena was large eno
that we split it down the mi
with panels courtesy of
Western Wear and Tractor
ply. Dudley Kirton held jacl
roping simultaneously with
ford Roping Productions.
roped all day. If you like(
rope, this was the place to be
The roping kicked off Th
day with all youth events. T
was tie down calf roping
break-a-way roping for boys
girls 15 and under. There
also a junior goat tying and F
da's only five head open l
tying. The day went off with
hitch, and man can those girl
some goats.
The day wound down wi
pee-wee goat undercoat
Slade Bronson, from Lake P1
was the high money winner


Year cowboy style
the day taking home $850. with the panels and more calf
vboy On Friday things got a little roping. The ladies started the
attire more interesting. There was tie night off with an open three
New down for boys 19 and under. We head break-a-way. Then, the
were able to see many of the men rounded out the activities
going high school rodeo boys show- with a three head handicap rop-
rties case their talents. Ben Mayworth ing. The handicap entices the
with from Lorida turned in a smoking older or less experienced cow-
ping run of 7.6 seconds. boys to try their skills against the
vboy There was also a youth and professionals.
four open steer wrestling. John Chan- Ropers are definitely dedicat-
duc- dler, formerly of Okeechobee, ed to their sport, because it did
ar has turned out to be quite the not get over until 2:30 a.m. on
Sassteer wrestler he won the Saturday.
xas, average for the open steer The late night did not deter
t's wrestling, the contestants. They all showed
but We didn't want to leave the back up bright and early Sunday
rted girls out. There was a five head morning at 9 a.m. to start the five
sted open girl break-a-way and a girls head open tie down. We were all
tie down calf roping. The boys a little tired, but the roping was
better be glad Whitney Storey smooth sailing.
Civic didn't enter in the open tie The big money winner was
ered down, she made a dynamic run Garrett Beach, former National
day of 13.6. I would not want to High School Rodeo Calf Roping
ty of match her. Champion.
acili Saturday could not have been There was a large array of
:)ugh a bigger surprise. It was the day ages in this contest but the talent
ddle of the open barrel race, and it was there. This was definitely
Eli's was more successful than we Florida's highest quality roping. I
Sup- could ever have imagined. There hope to see this event happen
kpot were over 400 open and youth again for years to come. It was
Ful- barrel races. nice to see the Okeechobee Agri-
We However, Ms. Sharilynn Mann Civic Center used for its intended
d. to and Mrs. Clara Lou Carter could purpose.
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here Lakeland Animal Nutrition and support from the community.
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14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Craig Blower
and Dawn Gillis
James and Lorna Green of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Dawn Lynnette
Gillis to Craig David Blower of


Okeechobee.
Craig is the son of David Blow-
er and Julia Davies.
The wedding will be held on
May 14, 2005.
The couple will reside in Okee-
chobee.


Births


Deidra Walker
and Raymond Arrants
Raymond Andrew Arrants, son
:f Charles "Buddy" and Beverly
Warrants of Okeechobee, and Dei-
Ira Felice Walker, daughter of
Phyllis C. Walker of Okeechobee,
were united in marriage on Friday,
Nov. 26, 2004, at Casa Ybel Island
Resort on Sanibel Island.
A breathtaking sunset was the
Backdrop for the ocean side cere-
-nony on the beach. Paul M. Bux-
:on presided, leading the couple
throughh their nuptials. They
exchanged their vows and rings
inder a white arch flanked by
baskets of mixed flowers and
embellished with white roses,
orchids and lilies. The boardwalk
leadingg to the beach was draped
Nith ivory tulle and garlands of
orchids and roses.
Harp and violin duo, Barbara
Kraicky and Ron Erickson of
North Naples, provided the wed-
ling guests with enchanting string
*nusic. They played "Canon in D"
:y Pachabel for the bridal
entrance and "The Lord's Prayer"
during the ceremony.
Following their vows, the cou-
ple mixed colored grains of sand
.n a crystal vase, representing the
inion of their lives.
Given in marriage by her
another, Deidra chose for her wed-
ding a floor length unadorned
gown of shimmering candlelight
satin. The sleeveless bodice was
complimented by a draped neck-
.ine and small train. The hand-
.-nade cathedral length veil of
importedd French illusion was
sprinkled with pearls and rhine-
3tones. She wore a diamond and
pearl necklace and earrings, gifts
from her grandmother, Edith Join-
ar.
Deidra carried a bouquet of
Avhite Virginia roses and green
ymbidium orchids. An armband
3f miniature Demographia
orchids completed her ensemble.
The bride was attended by her
naid of honor Phylicia Killets of
Palm Beach Gardens; matron of
.onor and sister Arianna Sheridan
3f Charlotte, N.C.; and brides-
naids Victoria White of Colum-
:us, Ohio, and Stacy Wilder of
Kenansville. They wore floor
ength sage green gowns of bridal
:affeta and carried bouquets of
?ink stargazer lilies and green
Demographia orchids.
The flower girl and niece Miss


Derrick Smith, Jr.

Derrick Smith, Jr.
Derrick Smith and Tommie
Hawk of Okeechobee and Mira-
mar are proud to announce the
birth of their son Derrick Smith,
Jr.
He was born in Nov. 15, 2004,
at Memorial Regional in Holly-
wood.
He weighed 7 pounds, 11
ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are


Daylin Walker, daughter of Derek
and Shanda Walker, looked like a
miniature bride in a white floor
length dress of pearl embroidered
satin with layers of gathered tulle.
A pearl tiara held the elbow length
veil and she dropped white rose
petals from her satin basket.
The bridal party hairstyles
were designed on premises by
Elena Moray of Naples Spa and
Hair Design.
The groom was attended by
his best man Joe' Levy; and
groomsmen Travis Chambers,


Shane Altman, all of Okeechobee,
and Richard Hall of Port St. Lucie.
They wore tan colored Tommy
Bahama slacks and sage green
Tommy Bahama silk shirts with
orchid boutonnieres.
The bride's mother Phyllis
Walker wore an ivory crepe two-
piece palazzo pant ensemble
dusted with borealis crystals. Her
jewelry was also of borealis crys-
tals.
The groom's mother Beverly
Arrants was attired in a forest
green sheath with matching
jacket. The bride's grandmother
Edith Joiner chose a plum two
piece dress with matching acces-
sories.
The candlelight buffet recep-
tion followed on the second
floor of Thistle Lodge at Casa
Ybel Island Resort. The guests
enjoyed a butler passed hors
d'ouvres cocktail hour prior to
dinner where they were serenad-
ed by saxophonist Craig Crist-
man of Fort Myers, who later
provided dance music for the
evening.
The dinner tables featured
crushed sateen gold cloths with
potted live orchids enhanced by
crystal candleholders and ivory
tapers. Each table was adorned
with delightful small childhood
pictures of the couple. A lighted
swan ice sculpture surrounded
by a tropical fruit display compli-
mented the buffet room.
The three tiered wedding
cake was a delectable chocolate
confection topped with melted
fudge and fresh strawberries.
Mrs. Rose Hawk designed and
created the cake.
The newlyweds shared their
first dance to one of their favorite
songs, "Just Heaven". After-
wards, Deidra and her brother


Alana Glover and the late
Thomas Hawk, and Mr. Mrs.
Stephen Hawk.
Paternal grandparents are
Larry Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
John Tanner, and the late Parkie
Platt of Brighton Indian Reserva-
tion and Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Jack
Smith, and J.P. and Betty Tyner
Wilson.





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Devin Whiteside


Derek Walker danced together to
"Grandpa, Tell Me 'bout The
Good Ole Days" in honor and
memory of their Papa, the late
Mose Joiner.
Following a honeymoon in
the Florida Keys, the couple
returned to their home in Okee-
chobee where they are the own-
ers of Lightsey's Seafood Restau-
rant.
Deidra is an MRI technologist
with Palm Beach Orthopedic
Institute in Palm Beach Gardens.


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He weighed 9 pounds, 4
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Devin was welcomed home by
'his sister Brittany.
His maternal grandparents are
Gary and Linda Sain of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Albert and Valerie Whiteside of
Miami.
Devin's great-grandparents are
John Rae of Okeechobee, Nellie
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Brief

Jaycees need
energetic people

The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the
ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the
betterment of our community
and to have fun. Meetings are
held on the first and third
Wednesday of each month at
the American Legion, beginning
at 7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call Marcia Crane at 634-
7376.


Craig Blower and Dawn Gillis


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