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Vol. 96 No. 28 Friday, January 28, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

Tell us
about your club
The Okeechobee News is
currently putting, together its
annual Fact Book and is asking
local clubs for some help.
We would like to include the
names of different clubs in
Okeechobee County for those
who are new to the area. These
clubs must be open to the gen-
eral public and must be non-
profit.

Inside
GC SO confiscates
starving cattle
GLADES COUNTY-- Detec-
tives with the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO) charged
a West Palm Beach man with
29 counts of animal cruelty and
73 counts of confinement of an
animal without sufficient food
and water after raiding a Horse-
shoe Acres Ranch on Jan. 13.
Edward Napoli, 54, who
owns 36 acres on Palomino
Drive in Horseshoe Acres, was
given a notice to appear Jan. 20.
He will be arraigned on the
charges Feb. 7.
GCSO Detective Ray Van
Houten said Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon, Assistant State Attor-
ney Beth Sturbins, Glades
County Animal Control Officer
David Cline, GCSO Agriculture
Deputy Herb Collier and other
deputies were called to the
ranch after neighbors reported
cattle were dying on the proper-
ty.
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OHS baseball
season begins
There is 24 inches of snow
on the ground in New England,
and the temperatures are in the
teens and single digits in much
of the East. But here in Okee-
chobee you can hear the sound
of baseball cleats hitting the
pavement as young players jog
across the school parking lot
heading out to the baseball
field.
It is once again baseball sea-
son at Okeechobee High
School.
The Brahman baseball team
lost several top players to grad-
uation last year but the hub of
last year's squad that finished
the season as district runners-
up is returning. Coming back
are Chris Cyr, Blake Marsocci,
J.R. Suarez, Brian Duenas, Mike
Wise, Berto Rojas and Cody
Storey.
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Drought Index
Current: 424
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.31 feet

Lake level -
Last Year:
15.39 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Elementary entrepreneurs: Personality Pals a hit


Staff photo/ME-'- ."--"--.
Students in Karen Cotton's class applied for a loan to start up their own bu.
business, Personality Pals, involves using school supplies and candy to ma
characters. Ms. Cotton is shown with students (left to right) Emily Raulerson,
Karli Holtkamp, secretary; Rebekah Bryan, treasurer; Josie Wallace, treasurer; anu,
Andrea Stark, vice president.

Students learn about profit & loss


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Fifth graders in Karen Cot-
ton's class at North Elementary
School applied for and received a
$350 loan with the Florida Coun-
cil Economic Education to open
their own business -.Personality
Pals.
.There have been four other
classes of Ms. Cotton's that have
participated in this program.
Each coming up with their own
business all, of which, have
been successful.
At the conclusion of the years'
business, portfolios are put
together and entered into the
Governor's Award. In the previ-
ous years, classes won first place
and an honorable mention. The
goal of the program is for the stu-
dents to have hands-on real life
experiences in economics.
The students have fun .and
learn at the same time. Among
the skills the students learn are
math, and keep their profits up
by not wasting supplies.
The students use school sup-
plies and candy to create differ-
ent personalities.
They started off with two
characters Mean Jeanne and


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Fifth graders in Karen Cotton's class (left to right) Mar-
cos Fonseco, Michelle Dorta and Victoria Jones at
North Elementary School make characters using candy
and school supplies to sell to other students at part of the
class' business, Personality Pals.


Freaky Frances. Now there are 19
different characters. The charac-
ters are made from school sup-
plies and candy. The students can
then use the school supplies and
eat the candy.
Mean Jeanne consists of a
pipe cleaner, pencil, pom pom,


BOCC sets up



advisory panel



for agri center


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that now the pub-
lic will have more of a voice in
the operation of the much dis-
cussed and criticized Okee-
chobee County Agri-civic Center.
Public input on the use ofthe-
facility and the formation of an
advisory committee on its oper-
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upon the suggestion or com-
mission Chairman John Abney,
commissioners passed a resolu-
tion forming an agri-civic center
advisory committee. The com-
mittee is made up of 11 mem-
bers. Each 'commissioner will


appoint two members and the
commission chairman will
appoint the 11th member to
chair the committee.
The purpose of the commit-
tee is to recommend uses of the
complex and to review and
make recommendations as to
fee structures and operational
protocol.
Mr. Abney said that 10 mem-
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f'i]IH ressed
he rate
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Fairgrounds. Mr. Abney noted
that the St. Lucie facility has 10
buildings, while Okeechobee
only has two buildings.
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yarn, eyes, Tootsie Rolls and
Nerds.
To make Freaky Frances the
students use a pencil, Pixie Stick,
peppermint, Tootsie Rolls,
sequins and yarn.
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Quilt show
Ann Rucks attended the quilt show put on by the Tanti
Quilters Thursday at the old building adjoining the Tanti
School.


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Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment boar -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Terms are for three years, and
either city or county residents may
apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of,; or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.
College sign-up
plan ends Jan. 31
To lock in this year's prices in
,the Florida Prepaid College Plan,
you must enroll online or your
paper application must be post-
marked by Monday, Jan. 31. The
college plan locks in tomorrow's
college costs today, and is guaran-
teed. You can lock in today's
tuition, local fees and dorm costs.
The plan is good in Florida, or out
of state. If you sign up now, your
first payment is not due until April
of this year. To enroll, visit
www.florida529plans.corrm/SignUp
Today; or, call 800552-GRAD
(4723).
Applynow

for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of
a named tropical system. The
deadline to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile
home due to loss from a named
tropical system. The deadline to
file is May 1.
Lotto jackpot
at $10 million
TALLAHASSEE No ticket
matched all six Florida Lotto num-
bers, meaning Saturday's jackpot
will be worth an estimated $10 mil-
lion, lottery officials said Thursday.
A total of 79 tickets matched five
numbers to win $3,991.50; 4,456
tickets matched .four numbers for
$57.50; and 85,375 tickets matched
three numbers for $4.
The winning Florida Lotto num-
bers selected Wednesday: 1-10-12-
22-32-35.

MC SO: dad used
stun gun on son
PALM CITY A man was
charged with child abuse after he
shocked his 14-year-old son with a
stun gun, authorities said.
Douglas Dycus, 40, also was
charged with domestic battery fol-
lowing a complaint to the state
Department of Children & Families,
Martin County sheriff's investiga-
tors said. The stun gun used was
not a Taser device, officials said.
Dycus used the stun gun when
he became frustrated with the'boy,
who was wrestling with his broth-
ers and not paying attention to him,
authorities said. Two burn marks
were found on the 14-year-old.
Sheriff's Sgt. Jenell Atlas said
she knows of no law that restricts
ownership of stun guns.
The gun Dycus allegedly used
requires close contact with the tar-
get, as opposed to Tasers, which
allow for use from farther away
because they deliver the charge
through a long wire.
Unruly passenger
on flight arrested
WEST PALM BEACH Air-
plane passengers helped detain an
unruly traveler on a flight from
Philadelphia to West Palm Beach
before the plane landed, deputies
said.
A flight attendant on the South-
west flight 2161 asked passenger
Christopher Egyed, 37, of Philadel-
phia, to quiet down because he
was disturbing other passengers,
said Palm Beach County Sheriff's
spokesman Paul Miller.


The man later made threats and
headed toward the pilot's cabin,
and after a flight attendant attempt-
ed to stop him in the aisle, a group
of passengers jumped in and
helped to restrain Egyed, Miller
said.
Sheriff's deputies took him into
custody after the plane landed at
Palm Beach International Airport
about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. The FBI
later arrested him on a federal
charge of interfering with the oper-
ation of a flight crew.
No one was hurt during the inci-
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Commissioner Clif Betts said a
fair and a livestock show should go
together.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
would like to see more events that
would attract everybody instead of
just special interest groups.
Susan Clemmons of the Cattle-
men's Association said she thought
there should have been a fair this
year.
"I agree, I tried," replied Com-
missioner Gene Woods.
While acknowledging that the
county missed an opportunity for a
fair, Mr. Abney said, "Let's not-miss
any more opportunities." ,'
Daryl Donnelly, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, expressed
interest in working with county
commissioners to host some of the
chamber's activities at the center.
He said he could offer activities
other than rodeos.
Mr. Donnelly said he has some
"really, really, positive things on the
drawing board." He stated the


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Other characters include Roly
Poly Ray, Larry Lizard, Runaway
Ralph, Bad Hair Day Bob and their
newest, Valentine Valerie.
Cost of these characters range
from .50 cents to $1. However,
there is one product that costs as


need to make money on events
while, at the same time, being able
to afford the venue.
He called the agri-civic center
"an albatross."
"It's just sitting there," he said of
the facility..
The initial construction contract
for the facility was $6,440,000. As of
January 2004, the county had spent
$6.8 million on the center.
Kenneth Arnold, who served on
the agri-civic center project steering
committee, discussed the fact that
the facility sits idle. He said that a
charter for a county fair might not
be the best step right now but it
may be in the future.
He also noted that the county
had already missed a great oppor-
tunity to have a fair. He said the
facility has to start generating rev-
enues.
""We have had a building sitting
idle," he added.
Mr. Arnold suggested the opera-
tion get to the break-even point. He
said the conceptual designs of the
facility had exhibit space. However,
he noted that currently there is no
space for exhibits.


much as $2 which is Kim and Jim
Twins. Kim and Jim Twins also hap-
pen to be the most popular item. It
consists of a pen, pencil, necklace
and Sour Straws.
In the morning before school
begins at least four students from
Ms. Cotton's class sell the products.
Those students operating the store
wear gangster hats to give them
some personality.
Although the business will not


Commissioner Betts suggested
either installing a temporary floor
or compacting the dirt floor in
order to make the facility available
for more types of events.
Dudley Kirton noted that he is
hosting the Florida High School
Rodeo at the center in February. He
was definitely in favor of an adviso-
ry committee. He also said that a
pavilion was needed to house live-
stock.
Mr. Betts.mentioned the need
for an increase in seating.
Mr. Kirton said that Donny
Oden, capitol improvements proj-
ect manager for the county, is
working on increasing seating. He
noted that the St. Lucie County Fair-
ground seats 4,000, and that the
Okeechobee facility needs to seat
4,000.
Mr. Oden said he did not know
the cost of expanding the seating
capacity. He was waiting for the
architect's reports.
"You have the nicest, cleanest
facility," asserted Gene Fulford,
who sponsored the recent lean
back roping event in the center.
However, he continued, "...


close until the end of February or
beginning of March, it has been
such a success that the students
have made enough money that
they could finish paying back their
loan now and still have a profit.
Once their loan is repaid, the
students will decide as a class how
they would like to spend their prof-
its. Previous classes have donated
their profit to Jump Rope for Heart
and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.


you have an ag center, not a-civic
center."
He suggested moving the stalls
out of the horse barn that would
then open it for other uses, such as
an exhibit center.
He also suggested closing in the
arena, saying it was way too big for
a rodeo.
Mr. Fulford said people in the
county were upset because they
paid taxes to build the facility and
they could not use it.
He said the facility needs to be
affordable and the rates need to be
the same for everyone.
He suggested a flat fee for use of
the building instead of a percent-
age of ticket sales.
"I'd rather make $300 every
weekend than to make $3,000
every six months," he said.
* Mr. Fulford suggested getting
help for Lee Mazzola, the director
of the agri-civic center, saying that
Mr. Mazzola knows civic but does
not know "ag". I .
He noted that the arena in
Brighton makes a large profit on
barrel racing even though the casi-
no is they only thing they have to


offer. He said Okeechobee ha,
other things to offer.
Commissioner Ray Domer stat
ed that people say any rent is better
than no rent. However, he saic
there have been instances where
the county has rented out the facili
ty and lost money.
. He said if people would wall
with Mr. Mazzola through the step,
in renting the facility, then the3
would see how complicated it i,
and why it sometimes cost more tc
rent out the facility than not to ren
it.
Kevin Foster asked if there were
any restrictions to renting the facili
ty. Mr. Mazzola replied that a coun
ty ordinance prevented him frorr
renting the facility to a single ven
dor. He.also noted that in August o
2004 the board directed him not tc
pursue rodeos for the arena.
Mr. Posey noted that people are
talking abut the "trickle down'
benefits to the community frorr
renting the facility. But he cau
tioned against allowing promoter!
to line their pockets simple
because the county needs to ren
the facility.


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Okeechobee County Science Fair winners announced


On Thursday, Jan. 20, 418 sci-
ence fair projects were judged in
the gymnasium of Osceola Mid-
dle School. This daunting task
was accomplished and the win-
ners determined. Students from
Okeechobee High School, Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus,
Yearling Middle and Osceola
Middle participated either in the
Senior Division (grades 9-12) or
in the Junior Division (grades 6-
8).
Volunteer judges from all over
Okeechobee County provided
valuable time and effort to inter-
view the students and evaluate
the work performed by them. In
the end, over 80 students would
go on to represent the school
system at the Heartland Regional
Fair, being held Feb. 16-18 in
Arcadia. These students were
those who had received either a
first or second place in their cate-
gory. The judges also had to take
all the students placing first and
determine who had the best
projects in the physical sciences
and biological sciences to deter-
mine the "Best of Show" plaque
winners.
And the winners are:


Best of Show
Junior division in physical sci-
ences: Zach McGowan; biologi-
cal sciences: Kelsy Burnham;
senior division in physical sci-
ences: Mike McClain; and, bio-
logical science: Matt Walker
Junior division behavioral
third place: Jake Davenport,
Cassie Murray, Brittny Cutler,
Patricia Sulzer and Sarah Mur-
row; first place: Jessica Joles and
Josh McCall
Senior division behavioral
third place: Cassie Murphy,
Joleyne Skeen, Alicia Valcaniant
and Abigail Brazil; second place:
Kristen Serrett, Brittany Read,
Evan King, Elbert Cabansay, Rina
Boswell and Dominique Alder-
man; and, first place: Brandy
Thompson and Stephanie Sick-
els
Junior division botany third
place: Casey Lawrence, Ashley
Welch, Ruben Hernandez,
Cheyenne Davis, Alan Najera;
second place: Austin Harvey,
Matt Skipper, Shaina Ragamat
and Craig Norris; first place:
Kelsey Burnham
Senior division botany third
place: Bryan Suarez, Rylee Tom-


linson, Matthew Strickland,
Shaunaye Brown and Kyle
Durham; and, second place: Ale-
jandra Tinajero, Tara Threewits,
Chelsea Wallace and Ricky Sick-
els
Junior division chemistry
third place: Elizabeth Turner,
Jevon Baker, Cheyenne Fallman,
Adam Tewksbury, Garrett Madri-
gal; second place: Nickey
Ingram, Vanessa Bowman, Lydia
Rodriguez, Janna Mullis, Ash-
leigh Hiler, Ciara Delagall and
Susana Najera; and, first place:
Trent Johnson, Serena Bohn and
Robbie Erwin
Senior division chemistry.
third place: Ryan Blair, Jacob
Smith, Heather Peterson, Carlyn
Schaefer and Arianna Hodges;
second place: Meagan Benbow,
Nick Jones, Gretchen Roehm
and Matthew Jansen; and, first
place: Brooke Ragamat, Kavisha
Zaveria and Michelle Cooley
Senior division biochemistry
second place: Elizabeth Ayala;
and, first place: Matt Walker
Junior division
medicine/health third place:
Kaylee Davis; second place:
Rachel Muros, Miranda Dubois


and Leanna Cotton; and, first
place: Katie Walker
Senior division
medicine/health first place:
Angela McCall
Junior division microbiology
second place: Justin Juback
Senior division microbiology
second place: Amanda Van-
gorder
Junior division zoology third
place: Marcy Andrews and Cait-
lyn Gaucin; second place: Austin
Pluskot; and, first place: Joy
Burnham
Senior division zoology third
place: Jamie Burnham; and, sec-
ond place: Ethan Abner
Junior division environmental
third place: Luke Bailey and
Korinne Rayman; second place:
Ethan Kersey and Tommy Farrell;
and, first place: Laura Fox,
Valerie McKee, Stephanie Hay-
mond, Allison Kuipers and Melis-
sa Ritter
Senior division environmen-
tal third place: Nick Fuso; second
place: Rachel Holt and Giovanni
Jimenez; and, first place: Sarah
Helton, Kayla Jeffers, Maurisa
Simmons, Erin Tewksbury and
Erika Williams
Junior division earth and
space third place: Laura Serra-
no; second place: Michelle
Spears; and, first place: Emily
Ritter and Myrnada McAllister -
Senior division earth and
space first place: Will Davis
Junior division computers
second place: Taylor Pritchard
Senior division engineering
third place: Steven Smith; sec-
ond place: Allison Ard and Jesse
Bryant; first place: Brittni Little.


Junior division physics third
place: Michail Cornell, Jaiden
Barnhart, Tabitha Gray and
Nicholas Nielson; second place:
Reba Spiess, Celena Letcher,
Luke Joles and Brittany Stone;
and, first place: Zach McGowan,
Asyton Brown, Sam Kenworthy,
Chris Cutler and Wesley Mims
Senior division physics third
place: Chris Santangelo; second
place: Jordon Marcum; and, first
place: Michael McClain
Junior division consumer sci-
ence third place: Ana Marie Her-
nandez, Sarah Chittenden, Ana
Aguilar, Jason Wheeler and
Mary Barber; second place:
Kayla Born, James Sharpe, Zach
Hazellief, Anthony Kibler, Aaron
Suarez and Katrina Suarez; and,
first place: Jeri Hughey, Kayla
Stokes, Brice Buckner and
Megan Clements
Senior division consumer sci-
ence third place: Lindsey Besan-
con, Cory Schoppmeyer, Austin
Rexroad, John Breslin and
Bobby Spelts; second place:
Charnell Hall-Fryson, Jessica Jar-
riel, Kailey Smith, Rubi Prieto
and Morgan Richey; and, first
place: Abi Huckabee, Lindsey
Rucks and Brittany Smith
Special thanks to all the
judges who gave their time and
effort to make this event possi-
ble. From South Florida Water
Management: Robert Boney,
Paul Ritter and Sandy Jurban;
from LBFH: Noah Handley; from
USDA: Scott Kuipers, Howard
Harrison and Danielle Larson;
from Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office: Debbie Clements;
from the Okeechobee County


School System: Kay Duke,
Sharon Suits, Joe Arnold, Dan
Biebel and Richonda Manson;
from Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission: Karen Wahl and
Beth Egbert; from the Okee-
chobee County Education Asso-
ciation: Dianne Falvo; and'retired
from work but not from judging:
Larry Brown and Bill Suits.
These wonderful judges praised
the quality of the projects and
spent a lot of time deliberating. It
was hard work but we have
many quality projects proceed-
ing to the next level.
Of course, no event like this
can go on without the behind
the scenes work of many individ-
uals: Cindy Letcher, YMS; Renea
Finney, OMS; Dan Biebel, OHS;
Richonda Manson, OFC; Magi
Cable, OMS; and Joe Arnold,
school board and regional sci-
ence fair director spent many,
many hours setting up tables,
printing off labels, gathering
donations of money and food
and checking paperwork so that
this went off with only minor
glitches.
We would also like to thank
the many restaurants and busi-
nesses in Okeechobee who pro-
vided food for the judges which
included Donut Connections,
Golden Corral, Wal-Mart, Pizza
Heaven, Winn Dixie, Dominos
and U-Save.
Once again, Okeechobee's
students proved that they are
among the best and brightest in
the field of science as evidenced
by the quality projects displayed.


Terrific fourth graders
During Tuesday's award assembly at North Elementary School (NES) several fourth
graders received Terrific Kids awards. Paul Mitchell, a member of the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee and NES Principal Pat McCoy congratulated each of these students.
Receiving awards are: (in no particular order) Ricardo Calzada, Ami Edwards, Alicia
Mauldin, Tommy Saca, Alex Estremera, Alexis Carrera, Jonathon Castillo, Jami Sanchez,
Brittany Dye and Robert Millard.


Arrest Reports


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Bruce Smith of Orlando was
arrested on Jan. 19 and charged
with two counts of battery on


detention staff. Smith was arrest-
ed on an Okeechobee County
warrant. Bond was set at $10,000.
Scott Jay Johnson of South-
east 126th Boulevard was arrest-
ed on Jan. 20 and charged with
burglary of an occupied dwelling
and misdemeanor battery. Bond
was set at $6,000.
e Jacquelyn Joan Nolan of


U.S. 441 Southeast was arrested
on Jan. 20 for possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. No bond was set.
Kurt Keplinger of Northeast
Ninth Ave. was arrested on Jan.
20 for possession of marijuana in
excess of 20 grams. He was
released on his own recogni-
zance. -


Obituary


Sgt. Major Robert E.
Claxton, U.S.M.C.
Retired
Sgt. Major Robert E. Claxton,
U.S.M.C. Retired, age 77, of Orlan-
do, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at
his, residence.
A native of
Appling Coun-
ty he had lived
in Orlando for V
the past 29
years. He was a
veteran of the
U.S. Marine
Corps serving
in World War Robert E.
II, Korean Con- Claxton
flict and Viet-
nam.
Survivors .include: one daugh-
ter, Valerie Claxton of Orlando;
two sons, Robert E. Claxton, Jr. of
Okeechobee and Lee Claxton of
Orlando; three sisters, Bertha
Beach, Ollie Jd McDaniel, both of
Baxley, Ga. and Nannell Levine of
California; five grandchildren;
and, two great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be held Friday,
Jan. 28 from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Swain Funeral Home in Baxley,
Ga.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at
Chapel of Swain Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Baxley
Graveyard with full military rites


with Rev.-Barry Teutsch officiat-
ing.
The family will assemble at the
home of Mrs. Curtis Claxton.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Swain Funeral Home,
1632 Hatch Parkway North, Bax-
ley, Ga. 31513. Any questions
please call: 1-(912) 367-3663.


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Community Events


Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information,
call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
helpjocal citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of
the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of
the history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at
the Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted
the small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting the
January series of childbirth education classes at the Okeechobee
County Health Department. All pregnant women are encouraged to
attend the classes. For information, or to register for this informative
class, call the Healthy Start office at 462-5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.
Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 701W. hs now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Mohdaythrough Saturday.
For more information, call 467-4342. A
Red Cross instructor course rescheduled
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch has rescheduled
its health and safety instructor course. The course, originally sched-
uled 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.
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 Visit-
ing Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. (VNA), from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. The VNA is located at 208 S.E. Park St. in Okeechobee. The
screenings are being offered by the Alzheimer's Association and the
Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary's Hospital. For more informa-
tion call Donna True, licensed clinical social worker, at (800) 861-
7826, or (772) 344-6047. Please call (800) 861-7826 for an an appoint-
,ment.
Fulford in concert at church
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association (OREA) will
present Janet Fulford in concert at the First Baptist Church on Jan.
28 at 7 p.m. Ms. Fulford is the daughter of Wayne and Ruth Fulford,
and is a former resident of Okeechobee now living in Palm Beach
County. She was the pianist at the First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door, or can be pur-
chased from OREA members.




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Letter to

Totally amazed
Well once again the face of
ignorance has raised its ugly head
in our fair city.
I was totally amazed and
angered, as I am sure many of you
were, at the statements Mr.
Knowles made about our city and
county firefighters.
Then, to add insult to injury, he
goes in the local news to continue
to belittle and insult our firefight-
ers.
My heart goes out to the
Knowles family for the loss they
have suffered, but it is very unfair
to blame the ones who were try-
ing to help.
How could anyone with no
knowledge of firefighting and its
procedures judge the way those
men performed their duties.
No, they are not going to allow
you to go in to a structure that is
unsafe that is their job. Yes, by
order of the state fire marshal they
are going to bulldoze the struc-
ture for the safety of anyone in the
area especially children who
would be curious to go in and
look around.
Mr. Knowles said the firefight-
ers looked befuddled when they
arrived on the scene. I'm afraid he
mistook befuddled for assessing
the situation.
Again, this is a man who has


the Editor
no idea whatsoever the proce-
dures in firefighting.
As for the firemen eating
McDonald's, he made it sound as
if they just laid their hoses down
and quit fighting the fire to eat,
which is totally absurd and was
not the case at all.
Have you ever wondered what
makes someone want to become
a firefighter? Maybe it's the
money? No, that can't be it as
most firefighters start out at less
than $30,000 a year. Maybe, it's
the great benefits? No, that can't
be it either. Maybe it's the great
articles people put in the news
about them? No, that can't be it
either.
It must be about heart! To have
it in you to go in to that burning
building to protect you! To pull
you from that car wreckage to
protect you! To push that ambu-
lance so fast as it will go to get
your family to the hospital.
The next time you see a fire-
fighter stop him and look in the
eye and say thank you, because
the next time your looking him in
the eye he maybe pulling you
from a burning building or a car
wreck!

A mother, sister, aunt
and friend of a firefighter
Gloria Scherrer


Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 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 Ollie Morgret at
(863) 467-9766.
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 $6 for guests. For more information, call Fran at
382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group for
people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating
drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
,$unday .
A.A meeting 7:30 until 8:30 p.m., Church of Our Saviour, open
step meeting.
Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church. For information contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social. Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the con-
ference room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For more
information, call 467-1112 or 357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information and location. Some of the
proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meet at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant for, breakfast. For information about the group
call 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For more informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome.
For more information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076..
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order or dual diagnosis.
Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For more
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It's an open meeting.
Community Countiy Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music are invited to participate. For more
information, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-
0359.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For more information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cuise'n Car Show meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the VF.W
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For more information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.


Looking


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Back ...


This is an American Legion barbecue for Lake Okee-
chobee-Fort Pierce cut-off celebration in 1947. Oscar
Osteen barbecued 5,000 pounds of beef for this celebra-
tion. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area
or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers?
Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.



Community Events


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 wel-
come. There will be gospel singing and a cookout to celebrate the
beginning of construction. The church is currently holding wor-
ship services at a temporary location, 108 S.E. Park St., which is
next to Barney's Barber Shop. Services are held at 9:30 and 10:30
a.m:, and at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Wednesday services begin at 7
p.m. Also, the church will be hosting its first jubilee Jan. 30-Feb. 3.
Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services will
begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Preachers will be
Evangelist Noah Frye from Lexington, N.C.; Evangelist Donnie
Pollard from Rome, Ga.; Evangelist Rudy Pendleton from Smith-
field, Ky.; and, the Weaver Family from Georgia.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from-8 a.;n. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.
.Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by'hcied only. This fte is, to
be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sigw'up for a class, please
call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is four-and-a-half
hours long.
Sorority will host yard sale
The Theta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority will
hold a yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. until noon in the
parking lot of the old U-Save. Proceeds from the sale will go
toward scholarships. For information, call (863) 467-0353.
Citrus industry is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 29, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Doug
Boornique, executive vice president and general manager of the
Indian River Citrus League. The topic will be the impact of two
hurricanes and the potentially devastating impact of citrus canker
on the Indian River citrus industry. For information, call the Indian
River Citrus League at (772)562-2728.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will be hosting a class on Saturday,
Jan. 29, that will deal with first aid basics. The class will be from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $25. For information or to sign up, call
(863) 763-2488.
Habitat for Humanity plans auction
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee will be holding its annual
auction on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Rodney's Auction Barn, 493 U.S.
441 S.E. The yard sale begins at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at
3 p.m. To donate goods for the auction and yard sale, contact Jean
Murphy at 634-5236. Arrangements can be made to pick up the
items prior to the event, or items may be dropped off on the day of
the auction.
TOPS plans open house
Take of Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Fl 47 will be having their
annual open house on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided. Anyone wanting a good weight
support group is encouraged to attend.
Prins Valdemar presentation slated
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a
presentation on the sailing ship Prins Valdemar on Saturday, Jan.
29, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The presentation will be given by
the daughter of the ship's captain Alice Wallace of Okeechobee,
and her goddaughter Alice L. Luckhardt of Stuart. The owner of
the ship was Captain Richard Walters. The Prins Valdemar was
once described as the most significant ship disaster in Miami. The
ship's sinking due to natural weather events quite possibly
changed the course of history for Miami, and Florida. Ms. Luck-
hardt currently has an article about the ship and its sinking in the
January issue of the "Florida Monthly Magazine".



Crime Prevention Tip

All children under 13 years of age must wear a life jacket when
boating.



Quote of the Day
"I owe my success \to having listened
respectfully to the very best advice, and
then going away and doing the exact
opposite."
G. K. Chesterton (1874 1936)


The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 28, 2005


4 OPINIONS






The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 26, 2005


Community Events
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 Champi-
onship for a share of over $20,000 in scholarships. Each contestant at
the local competition will receive a certificate of participation, plus
free hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must accompany the child.
Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and will
end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will be $40.
The final yearbook sale will take place in the days following the Year-
book Jam, while supplies last. The boqk price for this final sale is
$45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in October
and February will be excused from class and permitted to attend the
yearbook jam (during seventh hour) at the end of the school year.
Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during both
lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents and
students may purchase yearbooks online at www.
buyayearbook.com, or through the Yearbook Order Center at (888)
298-5063. These forms of payment will be accessible during the
October sales weeks.
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.
Hospice to host caregiver event
Hospice of Okeechobee in association with the Area Agency
on Aging, the Department of Elder Affairs and the Visiting Nurses
Association will be holding a free session on caring for the care-
giver. This session will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Visit-
ing Nurses Association (VNA), at 208 S.E. Park St. Laura Zel, LCSW
from the Area Agency on Aging, and Hospice of Okeechobee's Enid
Boutrin, MSW, will share tips on being the best caregiver you can be.
Care for your loved one will be provided for free at Dunklin Adult Day
Care, at 407 N.W. Second Ave. Their telephone number is (863) 763-
4524. Refreshments will be served. There will also be prize give-
aways. This session is in addition to the ongoing Caregiver Support
Group held at Hospice of Okeechobee. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
South to host technology open house
An open house will be held at the Assistive Technology Lab at
South Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. to
celebrate Assistive Technology Awareness Day. Assistive Technology
(AT) is methods and materials that assist students who have difficulty
in their daily lives at school and home. On display at the AT Lab will
be materials used by teachers and students throughout the school
district including FCAT accommodations, software and portable
word processors. Visitors will be able to interact with the materials,
and AT specialists will be on hand to answer questions. The AT lab at
South Elementary is funded by the Okeechobee County School
Board, the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource Systems
(FDLRs) and the Assistive Technology Education Network (ATEN).
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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6 The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 28, 2005


GCSO confiscates starved cattle


By Tracy Whirls
Special to the Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY Detec-
tives with the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office (GCSO) charged a West
Palm Beach man with 29 counts of
animal cruelty and 73 counts of
confinement of an animal without
sufficient food and water after raid-
ing a Horseshoe Acres Ranch on
Jan. 13.
Edward Napoli, 54, who owns
36 acres on Palomino Drive in
Horseshoe Acres, was given a
notice to appear Jan. 20. He will be
arraigned on the charges Feb. 7.
GCSO Detective Ray Van
Houten said Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don, Assistant State Attorney Beth
Sturbins, Glades County Animal
Control Officer David Cline, GCSO
Agriculture Deputy Herb Collier
and other deputies were called to
the ranch after neighbors reported
cattle were dying on the property.
Upon arriving at the ranch, offi-
cers found 29 cattle dead and con-
fiscated 44. Two had to be eutha-
nized by Clewiston veterinarian
Kenneth Keene.
"The stench was horrible," the
veteran detective said.
According to Detective Van
Houten, Napoli, who has owned
the property for eight years, had
started with a herd of 20 registered
Texas longhorns and some dwarf
cattle.


"I think it got away from him,"
said Detective Van Houten, adding
that the Brooklyn native lacked the
education to properly care for the
animals. He told us he started hav-
ing problems after the hurricanes
in August and September. "He lives
in West Palm Beach, where he's
taking care of his father."
The would-be rancher had 73
cattle on 36 acres where, according
to Dep. Collier, one cow requires 3-
5 acres to graze. To supplement the
poor grazing, the owner was
reportedly feeding the cattle 7
pounds of feed per animal a week,
whereas they should be fed 7-10
pounds of feed per day.
Without a tractor to transport
rolled bales of hay, he was spread-
ing a half a bale from the back of
his pickup truck a week.
"He told us the first died in
August or September, while the
majority died over a six-to-eight
week period in November to
December," Detective Van Houten
said. "His attitude was, 'if they did-
n't come up to eat, it was more for
the others."'
Detective Van Houten said in
addition to criminal charges,
Napoli will face civil penalties. He
said the sheriff's office intends to
ask the judge to prohibit him from
purchasing more animals until he's
attended classes in the proper care
and maintenance of livestock.
The detective said the cattle


Courtesy photo
Glades County Sheriff's officers found 29 cattle dead and
confiscated 44 others that were severely malnourished at a
Horseshoe Acres Ranch Jan. 13.The confiscated cattle, all


registered Texas Longhorns,
cared for by Glades County
Cline.
have been confiscated by the coun-
ty and are being cared for by Offi-
cer Cline. The cattle have been
divided into three separate pens, to
facilitate feeding. A calf whose
mother had dried up is being bot-
tle-fed.
Once the animals are formally
surrendered to the county, the


were divided and are being
Animal Control Officer David

sheriff's office hopes to donate
them to FFA or Youth Livestock and
allow students to care for them at
an undeveloped pasture near the
new West Glades Elementary
School in Muse.
"It'll be an educational opportu-
nity for the children," the detective
said.


GCSO conducts drug sweep at MHHS


By Tracy Whirls
Special to the Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Detectives
with the Glades County Sheriff's
Office, assisted by canine officers
from the Glades County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, Seminole Police Depart-
ment and Clewiston Police Depart-
ment conducted a scheduled
sweep of Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School Jan. 21, search-
ing for illegal drugs and other con-
traband on campus.
Planned by MHJSHS School
Resource Officer GCSO Deputy
Donnie Watts coordinated
between the sheriff's office and
school staff, Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don, the six canine officers, detec-
tives from the GCSO, and a repre-


sentative from the State's Attor-
ney's Office, arrived at the school,
unannounced at 8:20 a.m. while
students were in their homeroom
classes. The school was put under
lockdown, with no one allowed to
leave the classroom without calling
the office to receive an escort.
Accompanied by Sheriff Whid-
don and Assistant Principal Ben
Randolph, Detective Ray Van
Houten and others had students
and their teachers leave their class-
rooms, line up against the corridor
wall and then stand, arms length
apart, at approximately a foot from
the wall while one of the canine
officers and their dogs walked in
front and behind them.
The dogs began sniffing for the
presence of drugs or drug residue.


The dogs are trained not to bite and
described as "passive" drug dogs,
meaning they would sit if they
detected the presence of drugs or
drug residue on the students.
While the students were being
searched another canine officer
searched the classroom in case any
contraband was left behind.
No drugs were recovered and
no arrests were made, but the dogs
alerted 11 times on items, mostly
backpacks inside classrooms,
which were suspected to contain
drug residue.
In one instance, officers discov-
ered an empty baggie, believed to
have contained marijuana, and a
largely empty box of Coracidin, an
over-the-counter cold medication,
which students sometimes take for


its hallucinogenic effect at larger
doses.
Officers also recovered a nearly
empty liquor bottle. Students iden-
tified as at risk during the search
will receive counseling.
After each classroom was
checked, students and their teach-
ers were allowed to return to their
classes. Following the classroom
searches, officers also searched
vehicles in both the faculty and staff
parking lots.
Sheriff Whiddon said while
such sweeps are not out of the ordi-
nary, none had been conducted at
the high school in quite some time.
"It was kind of requested by
some people," Sheriff Whiddon
said. "You want to stay on top of it
before you have a problem."


Tribe stops $425,000 funding for EMS station


T-acy Whirls
special to the Okeechobee News
MOORE H4VEN Glades
County EMS Director Bob Jones
told the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners that the
Seminole Tribe of Florida will dis-
continue their use of, and end
$425,000 in annual funding for the
Glades County EMS station at
Brighton Seminole Indian Reser-
vation.
Mr. Jones told the commission-
ers at their Jan. 11 meeting that the
tribe's plan will become effective
Jan. 7.
"The tribe is planning to pro-
vide their own fire protection and
emergency services on all reserva-
tions," Mr. Jones told the board,
adding that the decision to start
with Brighton was not due to any
problems with Glades County.
With the closing of the Glades
County EMS station at Brighton,
and the loss of funding, the com-


mission ~ll lrhae to decide
whether to c4ntraca with the tribe
to serve the Lakeport area east to
Indian Prairie, just as Buckhead
Ridge is served by a contract with
Okeechobee County.
Otherwise, Mr. Jones said, the
two remaining Glades County EMS
stations one in Muse and one in
Moore Haven might have to be
relocated to serve residents coun-
tywide.
In that case, the existing ambu-
lance station at the Muse Fire
Tower would be moved to the
intersection of Pollywog Crossover
and S.R. 29. The Moore Haven sta-
tion would be relocated to a por-
tion of the 104 acres of county-
owned property next to the road
department building on S.R. 78.
In a related matter, Mr. Jones
said the new billing service, con-
tracted to In a related matter, Mr.
Jones said the new billing service
for the EMS department mailed its
first bills on Jan. 10. The mailing of


the bills was delayed to due to
problems with set-up, addressing
and privacy notices, he added.


The billing service is being used
as a cost-cutting measure for the
EMS department.


Kissimmee Slough Shootout

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BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE
RESERVATION The smell of
gunpowder and the smoke from
dozens of campfires will descend
upon the Big Cypress Indian
Reservation Friday, Feb. 4
through Sunday, Feb. 6, during
the seventh annual Kissimmee
Slough Shootout and Ren-
dezvous at Big Cypress Seminole
Indian Reservation.
Held each year at the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress,
the Kissimmee Slough Shootout
arid Rendezvous is an authentic
Seminole War Battle Re-enact-


ment from the Second Seminole
War period that will take place all
three days.
The shootout will be held at
the museum from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. daily, Feb. 4-6, on'the Big
Cypress Indian Reservation locat-
ed north of 1-75 (Alligator Alley)
exit 49, between Naples and Fort
Lauderdale.
All activities are free with
admission to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum. The price for adults is
$6, and $4 for seniors and stu-
dents. Children 5 and under are
admitted free.


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SPORTS 7


The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 28, 2005


OHS baseball season begins; squads are named


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
There is 24 inches of snow on
the ground in New England, and
the temperatures are in the
teens and single digits in much
of the East. But here in Okee-
chobee you can hear the sound
of baseball cleats hitting the
pavement as young players jog
across the school parking lot
heading out to the baseball field.
It is once again baseball sea-
son at Okeechobee High School.
The Brahman baseball team
lost several top players to gradu-
ation last year but the hub of last
year's squad that finished the
season as district runners-up is
returning. Coming back are
Chris Cyr, Blake Marsocci, J.R.
Suarez, Brian Duenas, Mike
Wise, Berto Rojas and Cody
Storey.
This year's team will have
their dedication tested even
before they step onto the field
against another team.
Many of the concrete light
poles at Brahman Field were
severely damaged by last sum-
mer's hurricanes. Some are
leaning precariously. Because of
the potential danger of these
poles finally falling, the team has
been unable to use the field for
fall conditioning or personal
workouts.
' The coaches were unable to
hold tryouts at the field. Instead,
potential team members for all
three squads (freshman, junior
varsity and varsity) warmed up
and tried out on the junior varsi-
ty field. The JV field is just north
of Brahman Field and is not lit.
If the lights are not repaired


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The hurricanes this past
summer damaged many of
the concrete light poles at
the high school baseball
field. Because of the way
these huge poles are lean-
ing, school officials are not
allowing the field to be used.
some time soon, the baseball
schedule may have to be
revamped. Games may have to
be played during daylight hours
on the JV field or rescheduled as
away games. There are no
stands, benches or dugouts at
the JV field.
Concerns have been
expressed about the practice
area, with parents saying they
are worried about large nails
lying around in the area where


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Tryouts for the Brahman baseball team began this week.
Hopefuls worked out with returning members from last
year's team. Since Brahman Field cannot be used until the
concrete light poles are straightened, tryouts were taking
place on the adjoining junior varsity field.


the annual bonfire is held.
"We are practicing on the JV
field until the light situation is
rectified. As for the field being
dangerous and having nails all
over it, the area in question is
not where the teams are practic-
ing. It's where people are park-
ing," stated varsity baseball
coach Dylan Tedders. "There
may be some nails left over from
the fall bonfire in that area, but
you would really have to look for
them."
Assistant Suiperintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon is aware of
the problems and has been
working to have the lights
repaired.
"We've had two major hurri-
canes here. We are doing every-
thing we can to get everything
repaired, but we have major
roof problems at other schools.
The roofs are our first priority
and the lights are our second pri-
ority," he explained. "Because of


the way those concrete poles are
leaning, it is dangerous to have
students out there. So, right now
they can't be on that field at-all.
"We've been working to rem-
edy this situation. There had to
be electrical work done on each


pole before they could be
straightened. Then a separate
company that specializes in
those types of poles has to come
in and straighten them out.
Since this is such a specialized
job, there are not many compa-
nies that do this type of work.
Like everyone else, the contrac-
tor is swamped with work. We
have to wait until the contractor
can get back out here," he
added.
Until such time as the repairs
are made, the junior varsity and
varsity teams will work out
together on the junior varsity
field. The freshman team will
work out at the Freshman Cam-
pus.
Tryouts went on as scheduled
and the teams have been picked.
Members of his year's Brah-
man varsity baseball team are:
Phillip Arnold, Duane Bowman,
Chris Cyr, Myke Davidson, Brian
Duenas, Blake Marsocci, Jeremi-


ah Payne, Eric Pena, Travis
Rogers, Berto Rojas, Hank
Schultz, Cody Storey, J.R.
Suarez, Devon Venables and
Mike Wise.
Members of this season's jun-
ior varsity team are: Brett
Bridges, Kyle Buckner, Mitchell
Comfort, Travis Conrad, Will
Davis, Bryce Emley, Matthew
Grumbling, Eric Interiano, Mike
McClain, Johnny Perez, Sean
Petry, Jaime Ramos, Robert
Rodriguez, Josh Shorter, Josh
Solis and Tommy Voss. Their
coach is Tim Jenkins.
Members of the freshman
team are: Christian Bockoras,
Mitchell Bryner, Clay Coleman,
Ethan Hales, Robbie Harrell,
Evan King, Jeff Lightsey, James
Perez, Mitch Platt, Dustin Robin-
son, Brock Sherrill, Cameron
Shockley, Quinton Speed, Jeff
Stanley, Chris Thomas, Thomas
Valladares and Frank Kinny. The
coach is Phil Spearow.


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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.

OCRAsignups
to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.RA.) 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 wait-
ing 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
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at
(863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
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, PA. will


host their second annual OHS ten- -g
nis team adult tennis fundraiser.
The event is open to any adult and
consists of "A" and "B" levels in o
doubles men and women and o
mixed doubles.
Entry fees are $30 for each dou- 0
bles entry. All entrants will receive o
an event T-shirt along with a barbe-
cue chicken dinner that will include
chicken, baked beans, coleslaw o
and drink on the first day ot the o
event. Dinner tickets can also be
purchased from members of the 0
OHS tennis team. o
The fundraising event will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sun- 0
day, Jan. 30, at the Okeechobee o
County Sports Complex.
For an entry form or more infor-
mation stop by the offices of o
Costopoulos & Helton P.A. at 195 o
S.W. 28th Street. Or, call their office
at (863) 763-1120; Dave Ellis at o
(863) 763-4518; or, Daryl Roehm at o
(863) 467-6011 or (863) 462-5.235.
If there is no answer, leave a mes- o
sage and your call will be returned. o
All proceeds from the tourna- O
ment will go to the Okeechobee. I
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SKULL Award winners
The Lady Pioneer softball team of Indian River Community College recently received the
school's SKULL award from Dr. Edwin Massey, president of IRCC. The award is given to
the team with the highest grade point average. Team members are: (front row, left to
right) Sarah Bache, Chicago, II.; Melanie Denischuk, Alberta, Canada; Tara Wilson, Ponte
Vedra; Kelsey Zorc, Vero Beach; Megan Medley, Jacksonville; Natasha Johnson, Ft.
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Eggett, B.C., Canada; Lyndsey Geib, Vero Beach and Coach Dale Atkinson. Not pictured
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At the Movies r
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman )
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Jan.
28, through Thursday, Feb. 3, are
as follows:
Theatre I "Hide and Seek"
(R) 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 L
p.m.
Theatre II "Racing Stripes" "
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and ,1
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3| ,
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Meet the Fock-
ers" (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. L
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil- L
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

Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
and proceeds will go towards
local art scholarships. For infor-
mation, call Kelly Raulerson at
357-1199.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then y'u can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at.C77.2) .785;.5864, for
more information and an ; appli-
ation: Just two hours #f \'our
time 'each week will make a dif-
ference in the lives of these chil-
dren.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi-
viduals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1-800-403-9311.


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Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
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the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For more information call (863)
467-3085.
EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
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DOG, Found in
Lazy Seven Area.
Call to ID. (863)357-3260

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 highwayI
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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 & white rat terri-
er, answers to Ace, wear-
ing pink collar, REWARDI
(863)763-2987
LOST: black male Scottie,
vic. of Spring Haven Es-
tates, REWARD!
(772)597-2328
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, fem., reddish
brown,. 4 yrs. old, .vic.
Okeechobee warehouse
on 1/22. REWARDI
(863)467-1299

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


CALICO CAT- Female, .
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



dig Sale
BUCKWEAD RIDGE,
SFri., Sat. & Sun.
Jan. 28, 29 + 30. 8a-?,
238 23rd St. Signs posted.

Household Goods, Girls
Clothing, Salon Equipment
& Lots, Lots More!

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

ONE WOLF 38 Seeking fit
female for friendship/
companionship & laughter
(863)763-3196
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
BEALLS OUTLET
IN OKEECHOBEE
Supervisors &
Cashiers
Medical & 401k
for FT/PT, EOE
Call 800-250-9206
X6851
CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518
Drug Free Workplace
CONSTRUCTION
SUPERVISOR
Exp. necessary
for General Contractor
Doing Ins.. Repair Work
Fax Resume 800-780-3636
COOK
For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
DFWP

Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
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The Okeechobee News is seeking full
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The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
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Be able to handle pressure
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Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
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Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
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where employees are trusted
and empowered.
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[ HANDYMAN NEEDED
Must Be Reliable & Experienced
w/own tools and transportation.
Competitive Wages.
Call Joe @
863-243-9177 (Cell)
Okeechobee


DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
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Promote to Certified Milk Hauler 40K+
2yrs tractor trailer experience required.
BENEFITS INCLUDE; Sign On Bonus, Christmas Bonus,
Annual Increase, Paid Vacation & Holidays,
401 K, Profit Sharing and Health Insurance.
APPLICATIONS AND IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS
February 1, 2005, 7:00AM 7:00PM
w SOUTHEAST MILK, INC.
9400 SE 126th Blvd., Okeechobee, Florida
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EXPERIENCED COOK
Immediate Opening @
Crossroad Restaurant.
(863)763-8333.
F/T HELP NEEDED
FOR TREE FARM.
Must Be Bilingual.
863-763-2838
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 POSITIONS
Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.
LABORER/SKILLED
Dickerson needs skilled
laborer for Ft. Drum Mine.
Some mechanical skill
a plus. M/F/VNID. EOE.
Drug Test Req'd.
Call (561)287-6820,
Ext. 420

NEEDED
LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
Looking for Office Support
for Nurse register,
#30211065, Must know
QB, Word, Publisher. MED
knowledge a + (863)467-
6399
LOT ATTENDANT Wash &
vacuum, cars, minor lot
maintence, 40 hr. wk call
Chris (863)357-3577
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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1N e everyday.

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


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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442



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


ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
SPro. 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.


WANTED:
Office asst. for fast-
paced construction
office. Self starter,
highly motivated, re--
ceptionist duties and
Peachtree software
exp. A MUST! Apply
in person to Abney &
Abney Construction,
Inc., 805 SW 15th
St., Okeechobee. NO
PHONE CALLS,
PLEASE! DFWP/EOE



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CLEANING PERSON PT
Nights must have own
transportation Call Mon-Fri
9am-3pm (863)467-2982


FLORIDA FISH &
WILDLIFE COMMISSION
Is currently accepting
application for multiple
PART-TIME positions as
call center operators.
Applicants must posses
good commutation skills
& basic computer data
entry knowledge. Starting
$8.00 per hour.
Call 863-462-5195 for
further information.
Installer for Aluminum Car-
port, own tools, own
transportation. Call Bob
(863)357-3141
Part Time Driver, commu-
nity transportation to
transport patients to and
from medical appts. Must
be familiar with the Okee-
chobee area. Ideal position
for retiree seeking part
time work. Drug/Alcohol
Free Environment. Call
(863)763-8316 Monday-
riday bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
terview.
Place your help wanted ad
online at
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classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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-
erienced on tractor w/
ushhogging, hay work,
fencing, backhoe & cattle.
Need house if possible.
(863)634-8937.


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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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call a number out of your
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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

Miscellaneou


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
Items In the classifleds.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra,
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.
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Merchandise



Air Conditibners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
CarpetsRugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.50Ct
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 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 6410
Luggage 615
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies.,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools g Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 73r
VCRs 7?5
Wanted to Buy 740




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


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

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


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
Mahoganyy, $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698


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(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


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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.


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
GAS RANGE, w/hood, al-
mond, smoked door, 3
yrs. old, exc. cond., $100.
(863)357-6229
RANGE, Magic Chef, Elec-
tric. Excellent condition.
$75 (863)357-3650

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.


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
541H. $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 3/4 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



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
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.


Resort Property -
Rent 915
Roommate 950o
Rooms to Rent '955
Storage Space
R ent ,


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






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


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


RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.



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



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TOP COAT
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10
(863)467-8681.



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
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
DACHSHUND, Black & Tan,
Ready to go home. 8 wks.
$300 (863)467-4728

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


SEWING MACHINE
(2)commercial $400
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4253



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

AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
2, 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Arrp. $300
(863)634-8023.
STEREO SONY RCA 5 Disc
CD Player. 4 speakers, 2
tower, smaller good cond.
$250 (863)801-1459


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


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




4 ll
POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-45
Farm Equipment '.VA
Farm Feed Products i10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce .5-l
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplie-s
Services Wanted .-?'
Fertilizer s35
Horses 940
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock i25-
Poultry Supplies 8,U
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865




BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
863 673 1491


BAY GELDING 21/2 yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 4' yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.



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


Rentals i



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property
Rent 92
House Rent 930
Land Rent 9i5


OAK LAKE VILLA'S
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo. + 1st. & last.
(863)763-2838


3BD/1 BA W/lrg. fenced yard
in city avail. 2/1 $700 mon
first/last sec. (863)357-
2302



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

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



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 11005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of Stare -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection I10iO
Real Estate Wanted 1>'65
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 10,"5
Waterfront Propertyl1080


Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br, 22 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)
6f05-6407



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

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



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
AB111 AU237

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Mantelpiece
This do-it-yourself mantel-
piece project is a great place
to display photos, art and
even stockings during the
holiday season. The mantel-
piece utilizecs ready-made
molding and the builder's
choice of lumber. As pic-
tured. the finished project
measures about 6 inches high
by 6 inches deep, but the plan
is designed to be adapted to
the builder's specifications.
Mantelpiece plan
(No. 816) .. $8.95
Curio Cabinets Package
4 olhcr plans
(No. C78) .. .. $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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I ACRE PRCEIS
Just 6 Miles East of
Downtown Okeechobee!
All parcels have paved road
frontage/access NOW! No waiting!

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


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



Mobile Homes



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

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



FESTIBLE '80 w/additions
on canal 10 min. to lake
Okeechobee New dock &
ele. boat lift, seawall, 3
BR., 2.5 ba, Fl. Rm. Lg.
kitph. attached rm. w/own
entrance & ba. & more.
$189,500 863-357-2097


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


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 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 Merc, stain-
less steel prop & tilt,
$2500. (863)763-3120.
BOAT & TRL. 16' 60HP
Mariner w/stainless steel
prop & Tilt & trolling motor
$2000 (863)610-1595
CANOE 16'
Light weight, good
condition, $250
(863)763-4982 .
CANOE
Fiberglass, 14,
like new, $350
(863)467-8161
INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557


tand-Sale


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OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trlr. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.

RANGER, '91, 392V, '02
Mercury 200hp, 122 hrs.,
21/2 yr. warranty, $10,500.
(863)763-1020


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

CRUIISEMASTER 1990
281/2 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

Winnebago Adventurer,
2005, 2 slide outs, queen
bed, queen sofa bed, c/a,
heat,power awning, built in
satellite, $114,000.
(314)416-7517



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


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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


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.


GO CARTS 2 w/fiberglass
bodies, 61/2 industrial Honda
Motors. From Ft. Pierce
Grand Prix. $600/both
or.will sep. 863-261-2263



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 Trailer, Franklin,
'05, 38 ft., 2 slideouts,
2BR, c/a, w/d, tri-axle,
awning, many extras,
$24,300. Will deliver.
(484)951-5572

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


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TALLAHASSEE As many as
350,000 Floridians could be claim-
ing an immediate cash refund
worth thousands of dollars and
now there are free resources avail-
able to help them do it, Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has announced.
"We know that thousands of
Floridians qualify for the federal
Earned Income Tax Credit and
don't claim it. For many families,
these dollars could help pay down
debt or make a down payment on
a house. For Florida, it means mil-V
lions of dollars added to our econ-
omy," Gallagher said. "Our goal in
promoting awareness of the tax
credit and the resources available
is to get money back in the hands
of hardworking taxpayers so that
they can take advantage of Flori-
da's unlimited opportunity."
Many Floridians could get
checks totaling up to $4,300 .more
in the mail -this tax season -
that's in addition to whatever sum
they might already be expecting
when they file their annual
income tax return. In addition to
the current year, Floridians can go
back three years prior to claim
refunds. Those who qualify
include:
Individuals who earn less
than $30,338 ($31,338 if married
filing jointly) with one child are eli-
gible for as much as $2,600.
Individuals who earn less
than $34,458 ($35,458 if married
filing jointly) with two children


may qualify for as much as $4,300.
Individuals who earn less
than $11,490 ($12,490 if married
filing jointly) with no children are
eligible for as much as $390.
Gallagher said getting out the
word about the Earned Income
Tax Credit is part of the ongoing
Your Money, Your Life initiative
launched last fall. He said it is
especially important in a year
when so many Floridians suffered
hurricane losses that the public
knows how easy it is for those
who qualify to file for the credit.
According to the IRS, as much as
$635 million dollars is still going
unclaimed in Florida.
In addition, Leadership Florida,
a statewide public service organi-
zation, will use its network of
business professionals to help
Floridians who may qualify for the
tax credit.
"Leadership Florida recog-
nized how important it would be
for so many working families to
have more information about if,
and how, they could qualify for
this program," Leadership Florida
President Wendy Abberger said.
"We are proud to be engaging our
statewide network of leaders to
promote the EITC and the dreams
it may help Floridians realize."
According to Daniella Levine,
who has helped spearhead efforts
to link Miami residents with the
EITC, says that there are a number
of studies that show taxpayers
with incomes in the $30,000 to


$35,000 range are unaware that
they may qualify for the refund
and so do not file claims.
"In the Miami area we estimate
that up to 25 percent of the people
who qualify for this tax refund do
not file for it," said Daniella.
Levine, executive director of the
Human Services Coalition of Dade
County, Inc. "With this campaign,
we hope to reach as many of
those families as we possibly can.
This is like found money."
One Miami resident, Julio
Escobar, was able to claim
refunds totaling nearly $8,500 over
a three-year period. Escobar used
the dollars .to improve his family's
quality of life by paying down
debt, putting a,down payment on.
a house and purchasing reliable
transportation for his family.
* "I read .an article about the
EITC and thought we might quali-
fy," said Escobar. "I'm happy to
say we did. This money has
changed our life."'
Ryan Priest, communications
spokesperson for the Allstate
Foundation, said the Earned
Income Tax Credit refund aware-
ness campaign "is exactly the kind
of public purpose initiative the All-,
state Foundation is proud to be a
part of. Information is always the
key to making wise decisions
about our personal finances."
The Your Money, Your Life ini-
tiative is being funded by the All-
state Foundation with support
from the Department of Financial


Services, Florida Council on Eco-
nomic Education, Florida Insur-
ance Council, Florida Bankers
Association, the Florida Credit
Union League and the Consumer
Federation of the Southeast. The
initiative includes public outreach,
a media campaign, and one of the
most comprehensive Web sites


on personal financial matters,
www.yourmoneyyourlife.org
ourlife.org>. Other organizations
supporting the initiative include
the Florida Retail Federation, Flori-'
da Chamber of Commerce and
the Florida Association of Real-
tors.


The Your Money, Your Life Web
site provides Floridians with
detailed information on who qual-
ifies for the refunds and where to
turn to get free help filing the
appropriate IRS forms. With the
help available on this website, it is
not necessary to pay someone to
help them file.


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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 condo ,
$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

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

TV & VCR CONSOLE for a
van fits in bucket front
seats $150
(863)357-1780


CHEVY S101991, 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

Hallmark
'04, 27' Enclosed
car hauler. 7000GVW,
$5950. (863)763-8127

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


Public Notices '



Public Notice 5005
State Public *
Legal Notice 5500c



PUBLIC NOTICE
Any prices listed in the Okeechobee
Real Estate Magazine or quoted by
American Eagle Site Development,
Inc. for any lot purchases in Eagle
Point Subdivision are no longer val-
id as of January 13, 2005.
547818 ON 1/16-29/05


Automobiles I



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4120
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers -1060
Utility Trailers 4065
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

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.
$10000 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:2004-CA-313
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ES-
TATE OF HOWARD E. VANNER-
SON A/K/A H.E. VANNERSON, DE-
CEASED, et al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE
ESTATE OF HOWARD E. VANNER-
SON A/K/A H.E. VANNERSON, DE-
CEASED
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUN.
DARY LINE OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, RUN THENCE S 89 24'08"
E ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00
FEET, THENCE RUN S 005'07" W
PARALLEL WITH THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE S 1/2 OF
SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 1100.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN S 8924'08" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 594.00 FEET FOR
P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE S
89'24'08" e FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N
005'07" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N
8924'08" W FPR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S
0A05'07: W FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET TO P.O.B. ALSO
KNOWN AS PARCEL 752, FOUR
SEASONS ESTATES, LYING IN
AND COMPRISING A PART OF
THE 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH 1984 DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH
VIN#'S ODOCFL228410659A &
ODOCFL228410659B
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or be-
fore Feb. 25, 2005, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
Okeechobee News and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaftere
otherwise a default will be entered
against you forthe relief demanded
in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special ac-
commodation, to participating in '
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk Office later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding at 304
NW 2ND STREET, ROOM 101,
Okeechnbee, FL 34972 or tele-
phone (941) 763-3131 or 1-800-
955-8771 TOD. WITNESS my hand
and the seal of this Court this 24th
day of Jan., 2005.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circdit Court
By: /s/ Carol White
As Deoutv Clerk
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