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Vol. 96 No. 27 Thursday, January 27, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

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

Inside
New 'Warthog'
unveiled at Eglin
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE
- The retro look that helped
give the straight-winged,
snub-nosed A-10 "Warthog"
its unofficial nickname
remains unchanged, but a
$360 million modification
program is giving the rugged
ground support jet some
brains to go with its brawn.
The first A-10C, the desig-
nation that all 356 Warthogs
will get once they undergo
the most significant update in
the plane's 30-year history,
was unveiled Tuesday at this
Florida Panhandle base.
Page 7
Lady Brahmans win
over Lady Cobras
The Lady Brahman bas-
ketball team made the trip to
Fort Pierce to take on the
Lady Cobras of Fort Pierce
Central High School and
returned home with a 46-34
victory.
The win brings the Lady
Brahmans' season record to
6-11.
The game started out slow
for the Lady Brahmans, and
were outscored 9-6 by their
hosts. Tierra Allen scored
four of Okeechobee's first
period points.
The Lady Brahmans
pulled ahead in the second
period 16-15. Kitaki Roberts
led the Lady Brahmans with
a three-pointer and a field
goal.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 424
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
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Lake levels

15.32 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.41 feet
(ScOTTDC'F.


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

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Susie Baker, manager of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina (left) and Joe Levy, man-
ager of Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, listen as Pat Malone, tournament director for the
Headturners 3 bass tournament trail, goes over the tournament's payout figures at
Tuesday's Tourist Development Council meeting.

TDC advertising cost questioned


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The normally quiet meeting
of the Tourist Development
Council (TDC) became con-
tentious between local anglers
and the director of a new bass
tournament trail Tuesday after-
noon.
One of the items on the agen-
da that was carried over from last
month involved a $6,000 adver-
tising reimbursement to a new
bass tournament trail. The trail,
Headturners 3.com and run by
Pat Malone, had been granted a
$6,000 advertising request by the
TDC. The request was granted
because the trail would bring in
anglers from out of the area. It
would also advertise the Okee-
chobee area for fishing and
tourism.
In what turned out to be a
misunderstanding, several local
anglers and businessmen
thought that the trail was receiv-
ing a check for $6,000. They felt
that this money should then be
added into the tournament trail
prize money and distributed to
winning anglers.
It was explained to them that
Headturners was not receiving a


$6,000 check to help with their
trail. It was an agreement made
to reimburse Headturners for up
to $6,000 worth of advertising
using the TDC logo.
The issue was carried over
from the Dec. 14 meeting since
no representative of Headturners
was present to field any ques-
tions regarding their trail.
Mr. Malone was present Tues-
day afternoon as were local
anglers Doug Vest and Larry
. Crossman.
"I want to thank you all for
approving the advertising reim-
bursement and getting it through
and let you know how much I
appreciate what you all have
done for us in trying to help us
get our foot in Okeechobee,"
said Mr. Malone to the TDC
members. "It's a great place to
be and it's a great place to have
tournaments and I'll be real up
front and honest with you -
whether or not you give me a
dime in'the future, I'm still going
to have a place in this communi-
ty because I've fallen in love with
the members who come here
and the businesses that have
come on board and helped us."
As Mr. Malone spoke to the


board he distributed a break-
down of how much money each
angler in his trail had won to date
and where they live.
"We are averaging now
about 25-30 boats per tourna-
ment and we have paid back
$105,490 in cash not counting
prizes. That's strictly 1099 IRS
provable cash that we've paid
back and we've had a great time
doing it," he said. "When you
look through these papers that
I've given to council members,
you will see that about 20-24 per-
cent of the anglers come from
the Okeechobee area. Other
anglers that have fished at least
one tournament have come as
far as Alabama.
"We had our first tournament
last January, so we are 1 year old.
But in the questioning and the
concerns for the council, my
understanding was the biggest
most important thing was to
bring in people from outside the
area, to advertise outside the
area I think it was a 200-mile
radius to use the money for
that to advertise and then try to
put people in this town for the
time we were going to be here."
See TDC Page 2


Board denies



Abel's request


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ment and Appeals met in a
marathon four-and-a-half hour
session Tuesday night, with a
large portion of that meeting
being taken up by John and
Maureen Abel's unsuccessful
request for a variance from a
2003 ordinance.
The Abels, who own Tir na
n'Og Ranch, claim the ordi-
nance adversely affects their
ranching operations.
The meeting room was
packed, mostly by Indian Ham-
mock residents who were
strongly opposed to the vari-
ance. Indian Hammock is adja-
cent to the Abel's property.
The board also considered
one permit application for instal-
See Board- Page 2


staff pnoto/Pete Gawaa
Maureen Able addresses
Tuesday night's meeting of
the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals.
She unsuccessfully
requested a variance from
the 750-foot setback
requirement for land appli-
cation of residuals. The
Abels operate a DEP-
licensed residual treatment
facility at Fort Drum.


Planners



again table



zoning change


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Land Planning Agency Tuesday
tabled the comprehensive plan
map amendment application
of Carey and Gerry Harden for
the second time.
The motion to table this
item was made by board mem-
ber Dr. Christopher Mavroides
arnd was seconded by board
member Thomas Keller.
This item was before the
board for recommendation to


the Okeechobee City Council to
change the land use designa-
tion from single-family to com-
mercial at 701 N.E. Third St.
The board first tabled this
item at the Dec. 28, 2004, meet-
ing for City Attorney John Cook
and Jim LaRue, the city's plan-
ning consultant, to review addi-
tional information regarding
the request.
The Hardens purchased the
property from the Stokes Fish
Company. They requested the
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asked people to financially adopt some of the animals
that live there. The facility is a non-profit organization
that relies heavily on donations and fund raisers to sup-
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lation of a used dwelling unit; a
request for variance from setback
requirements in a commercial zon-
ing district; a special exception for
warehouses in a commercial zon-
ing district; and, acted on four
requests for changes in zoning.
The board tabled until the Feb-
ruary meeting a request for a spe-
cial exception to allow mining in
an agriculture zoning district and a
request for a zoning change on
S.W 28th Street.
The Abels are licensed by the
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) to operate a residu-
als treatment facility and for land
application of the treated residuals
on their 247-acre Tir na n'Og
Ranch at Fort Drum.
In July of 2003 the county
passed an ordinance that requires
a 750-foot setback from property
lines for the land application of
residuals.
The Abels requested a variance
of that setback requirement, allow-
ing them a 50-foot setback.
The variance request originally
came up at the August 2003 board
meeting and at the request of both
sides; it was tabled for six months.
Both county staff and the Abels had
filed numerous documents to back
up their claims.
Bill Royce, the county's plan-
ning director, presented the staff
report that noted that the Abels had
met many of the criteria for the
granting of variance. His report
stated that they had complied with


TDC

Continued From Page 1
"I want to remind the board of
what some people thought we
gave as funding. It was not $6,000
for one tournament. It was $6,000
for a series which ended up being
eight total and it is on a reimburse-
ment only of advertising outside of
the Okeechobee area," stated TDC
coordinator Kathy Scott.
"I have no problem with Pat


Zoning

Continued From Page 1
land use change to accommodate
a commercial fishery, and in
order to receive an occupational
license for the intended use.
This property has been used as
a fish house for over 40 years.
Since there are no commercial
uses surrounding the property
such a request to change the zon-
ing designation to commercial
would be inconsistent with the
goals, objectives and policies of
the City of Okeechobee's Com-
prehensive Plan and would not be
considered suitable for the prop-
erty.
Mr. Cook said he would be
available to meet with the Hard-
ens today Jan. 27.
He will advise the Hardens to
withdraw their application for
zoning change.
According the Mr. Cook, a
business such as theirs can oper-
ate under the state (Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission) without having to get an
occupational license.

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state regulations and had demon-
strated there is no hardcore scien-
tific evidence that land application
of residuals near property lines
adversely impacts the public.
However, the staff report went
on to state that the applicants had
not demonstrated the need for
such an extreme variance or that
the setback requirements demon-
strated an unnecessary hardship.
The report further stated that land
application of residuals is not nec-
essary for agriculture.
Therefore, county staff recom-
mended denial of the variance
request.
The Abels had previously taken
their claim to circuit court, but the
judge ruled that the Abels must go
through the variance request pro-
cedure first.
Board member Jim Lashley
asked the reasoning for the 750-
foot setback.
"The commissioners decided
on it and they didn't tell me why,"
was board attorney John Cassels'
reply.
He said he could only guess at
the commissioners' reasoning.
Mr. Lashley said he though that
soil conditions and other physical
factors would have played a part in
the decision.
Mrs. Abel spent about an hour
defending her request and refuting
staff claims. She said the ranch had
been using residuals as fertilizer
since 1988 because commercials
fertilizers were not as effective. She
said they built their residual treat-
ment plant in 1993, and they only
spread residuals that have been
treated in their plant.
She claimed they have been


Malone or how he runs his trail,"
said Mr. Crossman. "I just wanted
an explanation on what the $6,000
was for."
Another concern was raised by
Mr. Vest.
"These papers state that I
received $1,300. That is not true,"
contended Mr. Vest. "I only
received $500 in a check."
Mr. Vest was referring to a Head-
turners 3.com tournament in
which he placed and won $1,300.
Mr. Malone explained that Mr.


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operating for 12 years according to
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) standards without
anyviolation.
"We have always adhered to
every regulation and law," claimed
Mrs. Abel.
Dr. Phil Kane, DEP biologist,
verified that claim. He said that
treated residuals are an excellent
source of fertilizer. He added that
DEP would prefer treated residuals
be land applied rather than going
into a landfill.
"We could not operate the plant
with less land," Mrs. Abel claimed.
She noted that their property is
cross-fenced. Residuals are applied
only one section at a time and the
use of the different plots is rotated
between land application, grazing
and raising hay.
She also referred to the Florida
Right to Farm Act as protecting the
land application operation.
Mrs. Abel stated that if the oper-
ation were closed local septic tanks
pumpers would have to go to West
Palm Beach, adding additional
expense to the citizens of Okee-
chobee.
Mrs. Abel claimed that the
county could not regulate their
operations as well as DEP because
DEP has a huge staff of environ-
mental experts.
"There is no proof that a 750
setback would help matters," she
asserted.
She called the situation very
political and stated that her neigh-
bors in Indian Hammock were say-
ing "not in my backyard."
Mrs. Abel invited the board
members to visit the ranch.
"We have been examined


Vest had received a $500 check. He
went on to state that Mr. Vest and
he had agreed that instead of
$1,300 in cash, Mr. Vest would
receive a $500 check, a set of Frogg
Toggs rainwear valued at $200 and
a free entry in the next Big Dawg
tournament worth $600.
Mr. Vest confirmed to the board
that he did indeed receive the $500
check, the free entry fee and the
rain gear. Apparently, however, Mr.
Vest had to wait an inordinate
amount of time to receive his rain-


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under a microscope," Mrs. Abel
claimed. "The DEP has, because of
the controversy, over-inspected
us."
The attorney for adjoining Indi-
an Hammock, Bob Huebner, refut-
ed Mrs. Abel's claims
He called the 93 percent reduc-
tion of setback requirements that
was requested "a gutting of an
ordinance."
He also refuted Mrs. Abel's ref-
erence to the Florida Right to Farm
Act saying it is not the right to
dump sludge. He claimed that
residual treatment and land appli-
cant was a primary occupation
and that agriculture was second-
ary.
Dr. Kane disagreed claiming the
Abels' operation was protected
under the act and that land applica-
tion was considered a legitimate
agricultural operation.
Mr. Huebner stated that the
commissioners had set up the 750-
foot setback and that there was just
as much criteria for 750 feet as for
50 feet.
He accused DEP of lackluster
oversight.
Indian Hammock resident Dr.
Raymond Jones referred to health
concerns. He cited harmful disease
causing bacteria in residuals.
Dr. Jones stated that the ration-
ale for setbacks is primarily com-
mon sense. He went on to say that
many restrictions are accepted as
law without statistical verification.
He referred to speed limits and the
admonition to stay 500 behind fire
trucks.
He said these rules were based
on reasonable common sense and
added that the 750-foot setback


wear.
Mr. Malone told the board that
Mr. Vest did have to wait a long
time to get the Frogg Toggs and he
was unhappy with that. However,
he added, the rain gear came
directly from the factory and he
really had no control over when
the gear was to be shipped to Mr.
Vest.
TDC chairman Cliff Betts
explained that the TDC had no
authority over this type of problem
or misunderstanding. He suggest-


was derived by common sense.
Another Indian Hammock resi-
dent, Stan Weedon, urged the
board to reject the Abels' request.
Mr. Lashley, who cast the lone
dissenting vote, noted that Okee-
chobee Utility Authority is adverse-
ly affected by this ordinance. He
stated it would put the sewer plant
out of business. He asserted that
Waste Management would get 150
to 200 thousand dollars a year in
tipping fees from OUA. He men-
tioned the added cost to pumping
septic tanks and the increased
sewer bills that he said would be
caused by this ordinance.
Mr. Lashley said he hated to be
part of putting someone out of
business.
After the meeting Mr. Lashley
said he was afraid the board would
set a precedence, because he felt a
variance would have to be made
for OUA. He said that he had
checked with the DEP and they
had spoken highly of the Abels.
"I voted my convictions due to
my research," Mr. Lashley asserted.
Board Member Jeff Sumner
admitted that there some "trou-
bling issues" involved with the
ordinance. However, he stated his
belief that the land application was
a primary occupation and that the
Abels did not have a bona fide agri-
cultural operation.
After the meeting, Mrs. Abel
called the board's decision "politics
as usual in Okeechobee." She said
they would now file an appeal in
circuit court.
She claimed that the 750-foot
setback was designed to put them
out of business.
In other action, the board


ed that they get together outside of
the TDC meeting and work their
problems out.
Mr. Betts explained that the TDC
had no authority over businesses.
He said they only have authority
over the advertising disburse-
ments.
"That's why I told them to take
it elsewhere," said Mr. Betts after
the meeting.
In other business, the TDC:
The board approved $550 for
a full color quarter-page advertise-


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approved Bill and Deloris Walls'
permit application for the installa-
tion of a used dwelling in a residen-
tial mixed zoning district on N.E.
19th Street. They also approved a
variance from setback require-
ments in a commercial zoning dis-
trict for property on S.R. 78 W,
owned by Lock 7 Boat Rental, Inc.
Gagbee Inc. was granted a spe-
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age warehouses and the storage of
recreational vehicles in a commer-
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near Dark Hammock Road.
The board also:
recommended a change in
zoning from agriculture to neigh-
borhood commercial -2 for Okee-
chobee Development's property
on U.S. 441 S. near McDonald's;
recommended a change in
zoning from agriculture to residen-
tial general for property on S.W.
32nd street owned by Okeechobee
Development;
recommended approval of a
change in zoning from agriculture
to residential general for property
owned by BK & ES, LLC, located
on U.S.4 413S. across from Sleepy
Shores subdivision; and,
recommended approval of a
request to change in zoning from
agriculture to residential general
for Oscar Daniel's property on U.S.
441 S.E. near King's Bay.
A second public hearing on the
above requests for changes in zon-
ing will be held before the county
commissioners on Feb. 10.
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the Heartland" magazine.
The board approved $ 1,000
for brochures for the Big "0" Teen
Anglers bass club.
The board approved $7,500
for the upcoming Waterfest event
at Okee-Tantie.
The board approved $3,000
for the Indian Mound Bluegrass
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Obituary
Jacqueline 'Jackie'
Frances Fisher
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Frances Fish-
er, age 62, of Okeechobee, died
Jan. 26, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in
Miami, to Michael and Alma
Duarts. She came to Okeechobee
from Miami in 1975 and was a
member of the Basinger Christian
Brethren.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by: her
husband of 25 years, John L Fisher
of Okeechobee; daughter, Robbin
Threewits of Okeechobee; three
sons, Ronnie Ammons of Madiera
Beach, Randy Ammons, and John
M. Fisher, both of Okeechobee;
seven grandchildren; and, two
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at Basinger
Christian Brethren. Pastor Monroe
Arnold and Reverend Earl Moore
will officiate. Interment will follow
at Basinger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make
memorials to the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 102454 Atlanta, '
Ga ,:i;36 .7--154. .
All local arrangements. are,
entrusted to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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A honor roll: AAtiya Ali, Joshua
Hiler, Alexis Kelley, Abby Lake-
man, Christopher Ludwig, Fawaz
Naeem, Riylie Norton, Kaylee
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A/B honor: Joshua Thompson
First Grade Mrs. Woodham
A honor roll: Robert Blitch,
Rumor Juarz, Ross Laskey, Justin
Murphy, Ben Pham and Kearstin
Dorrance
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Second Grade Ms. Griffith
A honor roll: AAriha Ali, Kelsie
Chartier, Jessica Drawdy, G.W.
Jarriel, Zunera Naeem, Ly Phyam,
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2005 Resident Art Calendar
On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Okeechobee Health and Reha-
bilitation Center unveiled the 2005 resident art calendar.
All of the paintings in the calendar were painted by the
residents at the facility. None of the residents had previ-
ous art training, this is the fourth calendar the center has
done. The calendars are available at the center for $20;
the money will be used for art supplies. For more infor-
mation call the facility at 763-2226.


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A/B honor roll: Katie Dagne,
Cali Pearce, Lane Rhodes, Dakota
Voltz and William Zapata
Third Grade Mrs. Dennison
A honor roll: Irfan Chaudhary
and Michael Mayer
A/B honor roll: Bradley Sikors-
ki
Fourth Grade Mrs. Smith
A honor roll: Sarah Davis, Tyler
Chartier and Emily Murrow
A/B honor roll: Macy
Gamiotea, Heather Lanning and
Alex Heatley
Fifth grade through 12th grade
A honor roll: Angel Conlon
and Morgan Mayes
A/B honor roll: Kayla Bass,
Brittany Nemitz and Michael
Peeples


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Terrific fifth graders
Several fifth graders at North Elementary School (NES) received Terrific Kids awards from
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. Paul Mitchell, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee, was present to congratulate each of these students along with Pat McCoy, prin-
cipal of NES. The students are: (in no particular order) Jacalob Akins, Aimee Arellanes,
Derek Borroto, Rebekah Bryan, Karra Hair, Kayla Harrison, Devon Hartwell, Juan Ibarra,
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Speak Out

Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

True Christians
"It is funny how if you don't support Bush's war in Iraq, you are
labeled anti-Christian or anti-American. I think that is just wrong.
He broke two of the commandments: 'Thou shall bare not false
witness' and 'Thou shalt not kill.' If they were true Christians they
wouldn't be supporting Mr. Bush."
Earned Income Credit
"This is to the no refund comment in Speak Out. First of all,
you must have earned income to qualify for an earned income
credit. The earned income qualifications for 2004 are more liberal
than they were for 2003. For example, a couple married filing
jointly could earn up to $35,458. I just called in about the earned
income and I would like to add this. Anyone interested in this can
pick up publication 596, which is titled "Earned Income Credit"
and learn all about the credit. They can get it at the post office or
the library."
Do Some Research
"This is for the person that maintained,that you should do a lit-
tle research before making this call, inform him that there are sev-
eral groups of people in this country that do not pay Social Securi-
ty: anyone that is a resident of Alaska for six years or more does
not have to pay Social Security, neither do the legislature and the
congress their retirement plan is that their salary doesn't stop
after they retire and they do not pay Social Security."
Social Security
"This is to the person that called in about Social Security: I
would like to tell you that the average person that worked all their
life right now barely gets $1,000 a month from Social Security. You
try to live on a $1,000 a month it's very difficult especially if you
have break downs, health problem, this and that. The real prob-
lem is the rich collecting Social Security, which to me is wrong -
if the person doesn't need it, they shouldn't get it. They should be
willing to help other people with that money. That is the problem,
they give these rich people Social Security when they use it as
pocket change."
Don't Thank Me
"This is to the person that thanked Okeechobee for voting for
Bush. I and a lot of people I know didn't vote for Bush, we voted
Bush out of there. So don't thank Okeechobee because half of
Okeechobee did not vote for Bush. The man lied to us he got us
into war that's unfruitful. It is a big mistake and we shouldn't be
there." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Your statement sparked
our curiosity so we contacted the Supervisor of Elections office
and found out that over half of the voters in the last General Elec-
tion voted for President Bush. We were told that 12,188 people
voted and, of that number, 6,978 (57.25 percent) voted for the
president We were also told that 5,151 (42.26 percent) of those
who voted did so for Senator Keny.)
City Administrator
"Congratulation to Okeechobee City Administrator Bill Veach
for being selected to the final two to be selected to replace the city
administrator in Punta Gorda. Go Bill." (Editor's Note: Thanks for
calling. We contacted Mr. Veach and he said even ttgh he was
pleased to be considered for the Punta Gorda position this oppor-
tunity a consideration for him.)


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



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Looking Back ...
This is Lake Okeechobee near the entrance to Three Mile Canal which was done for a geological survey by Elias Howard
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Upcoming Events

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 infor-
mation, 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For 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 welcome.
For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restau-
rant. All members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in join-
ing may call (863) 467-2888, or attend our monthly meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fel-
lowship Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more 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 Presbyterian
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. Representatives 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 infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at
(863) 467-9461.
Okeechobee Democratic Meeting at the Village Square Restau-
rant. 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 LisaTatro 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 emotional or psy-
chiatric 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.
Sunday
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. This will be an open step meeting.
Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program
at 1-800-403-9311.




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Community Events


Red Cross instructor course rescheduled
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch has resched-
uled its health and safety instructor course. The course, origi-
nally scheduled for Jan. 24-28, has been rescheduled for Jan.
31 -Feb.4. The cost of the course is $125. For information, on
location of classes or signing up please call (863)763-2488.
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 air-
port. Many handmade quilts and crafts will be on display and
some will be for sale. A $2 donation is requested. For more
information, call Margaret at (863) 467-8020.
Boating program is offered
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will offer a boating
skills and seamanship program beginning Thursday, Jan. 27.
This program is for the beginner/novice as well as the seasoned
mariner. Participants must pre-register as seating is limited and
materials must be ordered. Please call (863) 467-3085 to
reserve your seat.
Gun safety class offered
The Chamber of Commerce will host a civilian defensive
gun safety class on Jan. 27 starting at 7 p.m. On Jan. 29, the sec-
ond session of the class will be held on the shooting range.
Everyone will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. to get
directions to the range. Openings are still available. For more
information, call (863) 763-6464.
Teen block party scheduled
The Communities in Schools will host their next teen block
party on Jan. 28 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth
Ave., from 7 until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This
block party is for middle school students only. For information,
call (863) 462-5863.
Free memory screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss screenings will be held at the
Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. (VNA), from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. The VNA is located at 208 S.E. Park St. in Okee-
chobee. The screenings are being offered by the Alzheimer's
Association and the Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary's Hos-
pital. For more information call Donna True, licensed clinical
social worker, at (800) 861-7826, or (772) 344-6047. Please call
(800) 861-7826 for an appointment.
Fulford in concert at church
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association (OREA) will
present Janet Fulford in concert at the First Baptist Church on
Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Ms. Fulford is the daughter of Wayne and Ruth
Fulford, and is a former resident of Okeechobee now living in
Palm Beach County. She was the pianist at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the
door, or can be purchased from OREA members.
Church plans ground breaking ceremony
The New Testament Baptist Church will be breaking ground
for their new sanctuary and fellowship hall on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
at 535 N.E. 28th Ave. The site is located on the north side of S.R.
70 across the highway from the Y Drive Thru. Everyone is
welcome. There will be gospel singing and a cookout to cele-
brate the beginning of construction. The church is currently
holding worship 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 Smithfield, Ky.; and, the Weaver Family from
Georgia.
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 manag-
er 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.






The Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 27, 2005


Community Events

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
concert 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 Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open to girls and
boys in two age groups- 7-10 and 11-14. Winners in each age group
will receive a medal and a rod. and reel. Winners will advance to the
state competition. State winners then advance to the semi-finals and
potentially the National Bassmaster Casting Kid's 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 par-
ent 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 stu-
dents who have pre-purchased a yearbook in October and February
will be excused from class and permitted to attend the yearbook jam
(during seventh hour) at the end of the school year. Yearbooks will be
sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during both lunches. Make
checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents and students may
purchase yearbooks online at www. buyayearbook.com, or through
the Yearbook Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These forms of pay-
ment 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 Broadway
stage. These programs will be on the following Tuesday nights and
will begin at 7 p.m: in the library meeting room: "Les Miserables" -
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 informa-
tion, contact David 0. Key at (502) 641-9191.
OCRA meeting slated
The OCRA will hold their monthly meeting on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
at Teen Town. For information, contact Rev. Paul E. Jackson, Sr. at
(863) 824-0899.
Legion offering booths for fair
The American Legion Post #64 has booth space available for
exhibits during the American Legion Free Fair to be held Feb. 3-13. For
information on securing your booth space, call the American Legion
Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.


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Health Briefs


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.
Free memory
screenings offered
On Jan. 28, free memory loss
screenings will be held at the Vis-
iting Nurse Association of Florida,
Inc. (VNA), from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. The VNA is located at
208 S.E. Park St. in Okeechobee.
The screenings are being offered
by the Alzheimer's Association


and the Memory Disorder Center
at St. Mary's Hospital. For more
information, call Donna True,
licensed clinical social worker, at
(800) 861-7826, or (772) 344-
6047. Please call (800) 861-7826
for an appointment.

TOPS plans
open house
Take of Pounds Sensibly
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annual open house on Saturday,
Jan. 29, at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., from 11,a.m. until 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.
Anyone wanting a good weight
support group is encouraged to
attend.


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dreadful, incurable
disease caused by a
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Virus (HIV). This
virus targets a part of
the human immune
system called the T-
Cells or CD4 cells.
Once the virus enters
the human T-cell, it
reproduces rapidly
and continuously
until the cell ruptures
and dies. When the
cell ruptures, the
virus is released into
circulating blood to
infect other healthy T-
cells.
The most common
ways of transmission
of HIV infection are
sexual contact (anal,
vaginal or oral),
exposure to blood and
blood products (sharing
needles, tattooing and
body piercing with
un-sterilized needles,
accidental needle pricks
to health workers, unsafe
blood products) and
transmission during
pregnancy (during
delivery or breast
feeding).
Primary infection
and early symptoms
often go undetected
due to the fact that
most patients maintain
normal health for years
after the initial
infection. Also, early
manifestation of infection
may be a flu-like
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the state of Florida
has a high rate of HIV
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for the prevention of
the progression of
HIV is high. The
key to prevention
of progression is
early detection and
effective medical
management.
The team of HIV
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the attachment of the
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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday
from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner with
Sons of the American Legion from
3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
357-2138, or Don South-at 763-
8954.
Saturday, Feb. 5; special elec-
tion of officers will be held starting
at 10 a.m.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;
food will be available for a dona-
tion. Music by Jimmy Harper will
start at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ?; food will be avail-
able.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Every first and third Thurs-
day: Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Every first and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$4 donation.
For the other Saturdays and
Sunday of the month call the
lodge for the menu at (863) 763-
2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner at
(863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. FifthAve.
For more information, con-
tact Georgia Gerren Worthy at
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
467-9892. Everyone is welcome.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge


The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Every Wednesday: Italian
dinner and another entree, from 5


until 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday,
Jan. 27 karaoke at 7 p.m.
Every Friday and Saturday
night there will be music for danc-
ing starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Each Sunday morning break-
fast is served from 8 until 10:15
a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Every Thursday: Bar bingo at
1 p.m. .25 using paper sheets,
bring your dauber. (members
only)
The patio is now open every
day from noon until 8 p.m.
Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Moose races and dinner served at
3 p.m. on Jan. 22nd-Italian dinner
and 29th-Pizza party by Norm.
Feb. 5: WOTM presents
baked spaghetti, salad and desert.
Sunday Feb. 13: Pork roast
dinner.
*Feb 9: at 8 p.m., LOOM meet-
ing for all members.
*Feb 8: at 8 p.m., WOTM
chapter enrollment.
All meetings for WOTM are
held at the lodge.
eSunday: Jan. 23 and 28th
music by Donnie Martin.
Tuesday, Jan. 25: business
meeting at 8 p.m.
Jan. 19 and Feb. 16: legion
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.
VFW Post #4423
e Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5.until 9
p.m.
e washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 12:30. Everyone is wel-
come.
e Every Friday bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be followed
by.25-cent bingo at 1 p.m.
e Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5 until
9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner will
be served from 2 until 5 p.m.


VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Feb. 19:will be the yearly gar-
gae sale. We are looking for all
resellable donation. For more.
information, call, 467-0840 or 467-
2882. We will pick items up.
e Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m.; lunch will be avail-
able.
e Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Don South is avail-
able at (863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday, at 10 a.m.
and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer Chef's
dinner special. serving begins at 5
p.m. Call for menu, 763-2308.
Wednesday:Bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at
noon. Live music and dancing at 7
p.m.
*.Sunday: every third Sunday
is a pot luck birthday dinner. All
other Sundays are variable. Call to
find out what we are having 763-
2308. Darts begin at 7 p.m.


GLENN J., SNEIDER
and
GLENN J. SNEIDER, LLC
Attorney at Law
Family Criminal Civil Divorces
Criminal Defense Bankruptcies
Probate Civil Litigation Evictions
Forclosures Corporations

is pleased to announce that
Ronald B. Smith
A MEMBER OF THE TENNESSEE & FLORIDA BAR
has joined the firm as an Associate.
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of state and
federal criminal trial and appellate experience
including defense of drug trafficking, gam-
bling, prostitution, robbery, sexual battery,
domestic violence, and DUI. Former Assistant
State Attorney & formally board certified in
Criminal Trial Law.

Shelly A. McKay
continues as an Associate in the firm
with her area of practice being civil,
immigration and bankruptcy law.

The firm wishes to thank the residents of
Okeechobee for their patronage and will
continue to strive to provide a full range of
services to the community with the highest
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SATURDAY: Marty Raybon Clarence Kelly & Nu Cut James King Band Mark
Newton Williams & Clark Expedition Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain Ernie
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SUNDAY: Larry Cordle Scattered Grass Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam with
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Lady Brahmans win over Lady Cobras, 46-34


The Lady Brahman basketball
team made the trip to Fort Pierce
to take on the Lady Cobras of Fort
Pierce. Central High School and
returned home with a 46-34 victo-
ry-
The win brings the Lady Brah-
mans' season record to 6-11.
The game started out slow for
the Lady Brahmans, and were
outscored 9-6 by their hosts.. Tier-
ra Allen scored four of Okee-


chobee's first period points.
The Lady Brahmans pulled
ahead in the second period 16-15.
Kitaki Roberts led the Lady Brah-
mans with a three-pointer and a
field goal.
Both teams came alive in the
third period. The Lady Brahmans
racked up 13 points. But the Lady
Cobras kept up by scoring 12
points of their own. Allen again
led the Lady Brahmans with six


points. The period ended with the
Lady Brahmans up 29-27.
The Lady Brahmans stamped-
ed over the Lady Cobras in the
fourth period as every team mem-
ber found the basket. Roberts
scored three points on a field goal
and a charity shot. Michaela Fish
and Jasmine Kenty and Allen
added four points each to the
Lady Brahman score. Davisha
Moore hit the basket for two more


Lady Brahman points. The Lady
Cobras were only able to put
seven points on the board in the
final period.
The Lady Brahmans will be
back in Fort Pierce on Jan. 27 to
meet the Lady Panthers of Fort
Pierce Westwood. They will
return home on Feb. 1 for the
Treasure Lake Conference play-
offs. That game will begin at 7
p.m.


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BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be safe
light until 3 p.m. The tournament
will be fished out of the Okee-Tantie
Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of 100
boats, first place will pay $3,000;
second place $1,500; third place
$750; fourth place $500 and fifth
place $250. There will 'also be a
biggest fish award of $1,000, also
based on a 100 boat field. A smaller
field will result in lower, prorated
payouts with 60 percent of the
entry fees being returned as prize
money.
Advance registration closes on
Jan. 26. Entries will be taken on the
morning of the tournament, but
must be paid in cash only.
For more information, contact
Kathleen Shatto at (863) 467-4663,
ext. 1820.
OCRA signups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will be starting soon and
baseball and softball sign-ups will
be held at Teen Town on Saturday,
Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Registrations will also be held Feb.
5, 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a waiting
list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie -
7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10
years old; Majors- 11 and 12 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings 7 and
8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10 years
old; Ponytails- 11 and 12 years old;
Belles- 13, 14 and 15 years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July 31,
2005, for baseball and May 31,
2005, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer to help, contact Media Direc-
tor Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at (863)
824-0899 or Treasurer George
Dukes at (863) 467-9996 from 8

a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check the
O.C.R.A. website at
www.chobee.com.
Kids' casting
event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and
Okeechobee Marine Center will


hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition on Sunday, Jan. 30,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free
event will be held at the Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78
West, and is open to girls and boys
in two age groups 7-10 and 11-
14.
Winners in each age group will
receive a medal and a rod and reel.
Winners will advance to the state
competition. State winners then
advance to the semi-finals and
potentially the National Bassmaster
Casting Kid's Championship for a
share of over $20,000 in scholar-
ships.
Additionally, each contestant at
the local competition will receive a
certificate of participation, plus free
hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy
of Okeechobee Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must
accompany the child.
Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos & Helton, P.A. will
host their second annual OHS ten-
nis team adult tennis fundraiser.
The event is open to any adult and
consists of "A" and "B" levels in dou-
bles men and women and mixed
doubles.
Entry fees are $30 for each dou-
bles entry. All entrants will receive
an event T-shirt along with a barbe-
cue chicken dinner that will include
chicken, baked beans, coleslaw
and drink on the first day of the
event. Dinner tickets can also be
purchased from members of the
OHS tennis team.
The fundraising event will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sun-
day, Jan. 30, at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
For an entry form or more infor-
mation stop by the offices of
Costopoulos & Helton P.A. at 195
S.W 28th Street. Or, call their office
at (863) 763-1120; Dave Ellis at
(863) 763-4518; or, Daryl Roehm at
(863) 467-6011 or (863) 462-5235. If
there is no answer, leave a message
and your call will be returned.
All proceeds from the tourna-
ment will go to the Okeechobee
High School tennis teams.
Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundraising
flea market at Okeechobee High
School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go
to summer camp in North Carolina.
They are accepting donations of
all kinds of items including furni-
ture, outdoor recreation equip-
ment, lawn and garden, electronic
products and more.
If you have something of value
sitting around your home or busi-
ness gathering dust, you can call
and they will come and pick it up.
If you would like to donate an
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
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 Ill "Meet the Fockers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
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

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center. You can
invite up to 20 friends to join you
for a wildlife adventure tour,
hands on animal encounter,
games and a special craft for
everyone to make. For more infor-
mation on cost and reservations,
call 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon.: f there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county 'veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For more informa-
tion or appointments call 763-
8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight .months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call 763-
8859 or 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Andy or
Candace at the American Red


Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.
Children can enroll for
subsidized child care
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The
program is currently serving chil-
dren age birth to kindergarten
age. Both parents must be work-
ing or attending some type of
school or training. There is an
income limit based on family
size. Please call 1-(866) 273-6340
to be placed on the waiting list.


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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
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,
vic. of Spring Haven Es-
tates, REWARD!
(772)597-2328
Lost: black & white rat terri-
er, answers to Ace, wear-
ing pink collar, REWARDI
(863)763-2987
LOST: Prescription eye-
glasses in dark hard case,
vic. of McDonald's. Re-
ward if returned.
(618)615-1821

LOST: RAT TERRIER Black
& white spotted, male, lost
in area of NW 63rd Terr.
Call 634-8349.
OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.
Pomeranian, fern., reddish
brown, 4 yrs. old, vic.
Okeechobee warehouse
on 1/22. REWARD!
(863)467-1299


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WALLET: Black, Mans. Lost
on Wed. 1/12th in the vic.
of Scott Driver Boat Ramp.
Reward! 863-697-0148

CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.
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



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1/28 & 1/29, 1160 SW 20th
Ave. Off of Eagle Bay.
4 Family Sale. Plus clothes.
Something for everyone!

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income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
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Pat-Time 215
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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

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Exp. necessary
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Doing Ins.. Repair Work
Fax Resume 800-780-3636
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For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
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Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs Dozer
Operator. M/F/V/D. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820
Ext. 420


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Competitive Wages.
Call Joe @
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
EXPERIENCED COOK RN & LPNs
Immediate Opening @ Needed to work for busy
Crossroad Restaurant. Home Health Agency.
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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


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

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/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


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The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours'
Knowledge in computer programs:
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Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.


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

Looking for Office Support
for Nurse register,
#30211065, Must know
QB, Word, Publisher. MED
knowledge a + (863)467-
6399

MANAGER
Bookkeeping, Pleasant
well spoken,
Professional attired
Please fax resume to
(863)763-1506 or Call
for appointment
(863)763-7475

NEW VANITY SALON &
SPA Accepting resume's-
experienced hair dresser's
nail technicians, massage
therapist 3936 SE 18th
Terrace 34974

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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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
Transport Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class A
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.



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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.


Part Time Driver,. commu-
nity transportation to
transport patients to and
from medical appts. Must
be familiar with the Okee-,
chobee area. Ideal position
for retiree seeking part
time work. Drug/Alcohol
Free Environment. Call
(863)763-8316 Monday-
riday bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
terview.


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leads you to the best
produds and services.


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

STORE MANGER/SALES
HELP WANTED 6:30am-
4:30pm every Sat & Sun in
Stewart FL. Must have
reliable trans. Cust. Serv.,
Retail Sales & Cash
Handling. Exp. req. Paid
Training. Must pass a back
ground check. DC's Etched
Glass Decals
467-2582 or 697-6113



Looking for ranch work, ex-
perienced on tractor w/
bushhogging, hay work,
fencing, backhoe & cattle.
Need house if possible.
(863)634-8937.


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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435






New Vinyl Skirting
Installed. Avail Now!
Bob 357-3141
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2V2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 21/2 Ton.
Works
well. $300 863-673-0920
Refrigerator, Microwave,
TV Stand & Window Air
Condition. $150 all,
will sep. 863-261-2847


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

REFRIGERATOR, Hot
Point, 18 cu. ft., Almond.
Very good condition.
$75 (863)610-3531
REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool, white 16 cu.ft. w/
icemaker, $200 (863)357-
6825
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


GIRLS 10 SPEED BIKE
Very Nice. $50.
(937)215-0307




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

WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
LEATHER JACKET
Grey % 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
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

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


I. Spca Noi


& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

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


LIFT CHAIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mos. old, good con-
dition, $450. (863)610-
1153.
LIFT CHAIR
Excellent condition
Paid $600, asking $200.
(863)467-5709


I- Spca Noi


Farm Equipment R051
Farm Feed Products 'IO
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 8 "0
Fertilizer 835
Horses 810-
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850.
Livestock 855
Poultry.-Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants.'
Flowers 865



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247


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.
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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
HIDE A BED
61/2', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
MATTRESS- NASA Memory
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)446-2346.
METAL BUNKBED
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
(863)357-1794
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
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/
Juniorscavity 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
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



FULL SIZE mattress cover


purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin $1500 will separate
(863)357-5754


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
GREEN BOTTLES 50 Great
for homemade wine making
or water storage. $125 all,
will sep. 937-215-0307
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



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

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.



BASKETBALL HOOP, Self
Standing w/hoop, net back-
board & pole. Good cond.
$65. 863-610-619



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

AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
2, 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Amp. $300
(863)634-8023.


DRYWALL BENCHES
Alumimum 2
$150
(863)763-8054
MILL DRILLING Machine w/
tooling, ele, single fas, 230
volt 2HP $1000 (863)763-
0618
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



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


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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745


PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.


(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
k i--1. Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker


LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
863 673 1491 J


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

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

STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 41/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.



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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 9201)
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent '345
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


Taylor Creek Condo
1B R/1 BA
Partially furnished
561-662-2183





OAK LAKE VILLAS
/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 441 N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.

PROFESSIONAL
BUILDING
In City Limits. 2000 Sq. Ft.
2/3 Private Offices.
New Carpet, C/A/H,
ii ,lg (863)763-5593




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 10211
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10415
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl.08u


Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br, 21/2 ba., gar., fence,
FP, Wood Flooring, Deck,
Fans, Vertical Blinds. Open
2-3pm. (863)467-2274




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
Need a few more bucks to


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



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



MobileHomes



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






3/2 Central Heat & Air,
W/D, Carport, Fenced yard,
Comer lot.
863-634-3451.




Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557


Recreation



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


BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 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 Mere, 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
INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982
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VrTime 2151








12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 27, 2005


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
many extra's low
mileage great shape
$47,000 or best offer
(863)763-1492

CRUISEMASTER 1990
281/ Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412

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




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




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
SUZUKI 00'
BDR650 $2500
(863)228-4638 or nights
(863)675-7359


HONDA 250R ATC 1984
3 Wheeler, Excellent condi-
tion. Very fast! $1500
(863)634-1866
VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971


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 ,1-,c
Foreign Cars 4iiJ30
Four Wheel Drive 40 5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4.0-u
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
"Tractor Trailers 060
Utility Trailers 4ZJ65
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.

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

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536

CUTLASS SIERRA 1990 &
VOYAGER VAN 1989
$300 for both, will sep.
(863)467-2544

FORD ESCORT, '87, white,
auto, 64k mi., $800.
(863)763-1370

GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1200.
(772)461-9536


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[uooils 407051


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







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


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


HONDA 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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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
ELECTRIC 4 WHEEL
DRIVE VEHICLE
36 volts, w/charger
$1000 (863)467-6070
Ford" Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whl dr., no air, $2000.
(863)634-3159

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.
MILITARY 6X6
21/2 TON
running gear complete
$1000 (863)357-3981


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

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


CHEVY TRUCK MOTOR
96' 4.3 Vortec
$550
(863)824-0441


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
trir/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909
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


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


CAR DOLLY Tow master,
extra wide, good tire,
lights, pulls goods $875
(863)697-9704

STOCK TRL. Gooseneck
20', 6'-8' wide good,
tires, floor, center gate
$2500 (863)697-9704


CHEVY MINI VAN '99,
3.4L, Auto., A/C, All pwr.,
C/C, CD. 108K, No dents/
rust. $4000 863-675-5075

GMC Conversion Van, '94,
low mi., mint cond., one
owner, TV & VCR, $7000.
(863)467-5882


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70 West Mini Storage
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Saturday, February 26, 2005
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Unit #203 Patricia Martinez
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Community Events

Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety
classes for February are: Tuesday, Feb. 8, adult CPR/ AED from 6
until 10 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 5, babysitters training from 8:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, infant/child CPR from 9 a.m. until
noon; and Thursday, Feb. 24, first aid basics from 6 until 10 p.m.
Each class is $25 for the first class and $5 for each class after that -
up to three classes. For information on the location of the classes or
to sign up, call (863) 763-2488.

Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is
designed for beginner leather crafters and. persons with some skill
in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons wanting to
acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited and pre-registra-
tion is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-
served basis. Some supplies will be required. For information, call
(863) 467-8239; or, e-mail emie@thewaymans.com

Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12. The team is
raising money to go to summer camp in North Carolina. They are
accepting donations of all kinds of items including furniture, out-
door recreation equipment, lawn and garden, electronic products
and more. If you have something of value sitting around your
home or business gathering dust, you can call and they will come
and pick it up. If you would like to donate an item please contact
George May at (863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Feb. 24, "The Time Trav-
elers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other
Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How
You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow
Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Ping pong tournament helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be hold-
ing a ping pong tournament singles and doubles in the Fel-
lowship hall on Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The doors will
open at 9 a.m. for late registration. The entry fee if you pre-register
is $10 and $15 at the door. Add $5 per additional entries i.e. dou-
bles and open division). Proceeds from this event are to help the
youth groups of the church. For information, and tournament rules
call Jim at (863) 763-4021.

Church hosts chicken dinner
The Untied Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked
chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W Second St. The church is located between the Bank of
America and the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Lunch will be
served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until
6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are
available at the church office. Call .(863) 763-4021 for information.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing
sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate
the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the
Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.








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Asian earthquake impacts Floridian aquifer


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District scientists discover
spikes in deep monitoring well
water levels 60 minutes after
earthquake.
The massive, Dec. 26 under-
water earthquake off the coast of
northern Sumatra impacted the
earth's underground water lev-
els approximately 8,000 miles
away in Florida, according to
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District hydrogeologists.
Water levels in the District's
deep Floridian aquifer monitor-
ing wells in Collier and Okee-
chobee counties and other wells
throughout the agency's 16-
county region, saw sudden
spikes up to 4 inches approxi-
mately 60 minutes after the
earthquake, which measured 9.0
on the Richter Magnitude Scale.
"Normally, water level
changes in the Floridian aquifer
happen slowly," said John Mul-
liken, the agency's director of
Planning and Resource Evalua-
tion, who oversees a team of
water supply planners, environ-
mental scientists and hydrogeol-
ogists. "The spikes were sudden
and very unusual. The speed at
which the shock wave moved
was absolutely awesome."
The spikes were not uniform
from well to well. U.S. Geologi-
cal Survey (USGS) scientists esti-
mate that seismic waves from
the earthquake traveled across
the globe at approximately 7,400
miles per hour, causing small
water-filled crevices in the
Floridian aquifer to expand and
contract. This action forced
water in and out of the wells.
The hydrologists also con-
cluded that no damage to the
Floridian aquifer or water supply
resulted from this event.
The wells, ranging in depth
.from 1,350 feet to 1,900 feet, are


used by South Florida Water
Management hydrogeologists to
monitor and learn more about
the Floridian aquifer -system, an
underground layer of porous
limestone that covers most of


Florida. The system is used as
the primary water supply source
for millions of people, business-
es and farms throughout much
of the state. It is a secondary
source of water in the area south


of Lake Okeechobee.
Scientists for state and federal
agencies have reported similar
readings in deep wells in other
.states resulting from the earth-
quake.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Helping out
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center volunteers Celena Letcher (left) and her mother
Cindy Letcher (right) work one of the booths at the Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Cen-
ter Open House Saturday. Celena is a sixth grade student at Yearling Middle School. Mrs.
Letcher is a science teacher at the same school.


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