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OkeecobeCe i ews

Vol. 96 No. 29

Saturday, January 29, 2005

504 Plus tax

Tell us
about your club
The Okeechobee News is
currently putting together its
annual Fact Book and is ask-
ing local clubs for some help.
We would like to include
the names of different clubs
in Okeechobee County for
those who are new to the
area. These clubs must be
open to the general public
and must be non-profit.
If you would like to
include your club: please
write down the name of the
club, where it meets, when it
meets, a contact persons)
and their phone numbers)
and bring it by our office at
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D.,
before Feb. 9.
Brahmans lose
to the Falcons
The Brahman wrestling
team faced off against the Fal-
cons of Jensen Beach High
School Wednesday evening
at the O.H.S. gym and came
up short, 45-34.
The Brahmans .looked
strong as the evening of
wrestling began with seven-
out-of-eight junior varsity
matches being won by the
junior Brahmans. Of the
seven wins, six were by pin.
Ricky Bush, Nick Clements,
Caleb Smith, Michael Skip-
per, Justin Maxwell and Cory
York all put their opponents'
shoulders to the mat. Jeremy
Hoglo won his match by a 9-
2 score.
The varsity competition
started out with three losses
for the Brahmans before
Brahman big man Jonathan
Suarez stepped onto the mat
to face Jensen ,Beach's
heavyweight Josh Delancey.
Suarez has been on a roll and
rapidly pinned Delancey for
the first varsity win of the
Page 7
Tsunami relief is
still inadequate
More than a month after
the devastating tsunami, one
in eight children in Indone-
sia's Aceh province is not get-
ting enough to eat, the threat
of disease still stalks relief
camps and aid deliveries are
inconsistent, two U.N.
reports said.

Drought Index
Current: 434
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.30 feet

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

Classifieds ......12-14
Comics ...........11
Community Events .4, 14
Crossword .........12
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ......... ;..7
TV ............. .13
Weather ...... ...... 2
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Mitigation burn: 20 acres in Basswood are burned

Staff photos/Maria Chandler
The Division of Forestry and Okeechobee County Fire Rescue conducted a mitigation
burn of 20 acres on Wednesday in the Basswood subdivision. Participating in the miti-
gation burn were Senior Forest Ranger Tim Rain, Forest Ranger John Phillips with the
Division of Forestry and P.J. Poland, Gary Canevari, Italo "Flash" Buenaventura of Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue.




By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Sports fans attending ball
games at the sports complex
may soon enjoy an expanded
concession stand thanks to the
efforts of Okeechobee Citizen's
Recreation Association (OCRA)
official George Dukes. .
At their Thursday meeting,
the Okeechobee County Board
of. County Commissioners fol-
lowed up on Mr. Dukes' request
from the last meeting for expan-
sion of the concession stand.
Commissioners also heard a
report on the activities and finan-
cial condition of Main Street
Okeechobee, considered land-

scaping for the new courthouse
and discussed road repairs on
N.E. 10lstStreet.
After the last commissioners'
meeting Donnie Oden, capitol
improvements projects manag-
er for the county, Tony Ard, facili-
ties manager, and Darrell Enfin-
ger, of the parks and recreation
department, met with Mr. Dukes
and discussed possible renova-
tions to the concession stand.
As a result of that meeting,
Mr. Oden presented possible
renovations to the commission-
ers. One option he presented
provided for 6-foot extensions
on the east and west sides of the
See OCRA--Page 2

Rush outlines

prop osal for

rural rountles

On Wednesday, the Division of Forestry along with the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
conducted a mitigation burn. Forest Ranger John Phillips with the Division of Forestry
begins to set fire to 20 acres in the Basswood subdivision.

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ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
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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
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tropical system. The deadline to
file is May 1.
High school students
facing drug charges
teen students were charged with
dealing drugs in five Palm Beach
County high schools as part of a
dragnet that involved young-look-
ing undercover officers who gath-
ered information in school hall-
ways, classrooms and bathrooms.
Six adult students and seven
juveniles were arrested Thursday
on 33 felony drug warrants that
included charges of possession or
conspiracy to sell cocaine, mari-
juana, LSD and ecstasy, Xanax and
painkillers, the county's sheriff's
office said.
School principals not teach-
ers were the only ones aware
of the undercover officers' pres-
The arrests took place at
Jupiter, John I. Leonard, Dwyer,
Forest Hill and Wellington high
Man is convicted
of murder in crash
FORT MYERS A man was
convicted of second-degree mur-
der for causing the high-speed
crash that killed his 15-year-old
A jury Thursday found Arthur
Berube, 21, guilty in the death of
.Brianne Miller. He faces 25 years
to life in prison at sentencing in
On May 12, 2002, Berube, then
18, stabbed Manuel Rodriguez Jr.
multiple times outside a Lehigh
Acres 7-Eleven, stole Rodriguez's
Ford. Expedition and led police on
a chase before crashing into a tree
just outside downtown Fort
Myers. Berube was high on
cocaine and alcohol and driving
faster than 100 mph when he
The state attorney's office
charged Berube with first-degree
felony murder, which carries a
mandatory life sentence. Jurors
convicted him of the lesser
Berube also was convicted of
driving under the influence-
manslaughter, carjacking with a
deadly weapon, aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, felony
fleeing the police and driving
under the influence-property
41 people arrested
in gasoline thefts
MIAMI A ring of suspected
gasoline thieves was rounded up
and accused of buying more than
40,000 gallons a week from sta-
tions with stolen credit cards, then
reselling the fuel, authorities said.
Miami-Dade County investiga-
tors arrested 41 people Thursday
who will be charged with racket-
eering violations, which target
organized crime activities. They
also face at least 534 individual
criminal charges.
The ring, using stolen credit
card numbers, stole more than $1
million of gasoline, filling illegally

rigged vehicles at South Florida
stations, according to an indict-
ment against Felix Enrique Hidal-
go, 37.
Some cards were stolen origi-
nals, but most were "skimmed"
- using gas station customers'
numbers lifted by illegal card-
reading machines, the indictment
The gas was taken to an illegal
fuel depot, then resold into the
into the local gas delivery system,
the indictment said.
The ring was accused of rig-
ging 30 vehicles with illegal fuel
tanks or flexible bladders to hold
from 50 to 500 gallons of gasoline.

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No injuries
According to Officer Gary Bell of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday,
Jan. 25, William Pierre of Palm City driving his 1993 Cadillac Sedandeville, was attempt-
ing to turn left on to U.S. 441 S.E from the Lakeside Restaurant as Cinthia Ebanks was
driving her 2000 Toyota Camry northbound on U.S. 441 when contact between the vehi-
cles occurred. Officer Bell stated that Mr. Pierre was cited for failure to yield the right of
way to' Ms. Ebanks and that no one was seriously injured.



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concession stand. The estimated
cost for that option was about
The second option presented
was to expand the west side of the
concession stand 12 feet, resulting
in the same number of square feet
as the other option. However,
because fewer walls would have to
be moved, the estimated cost was
only-about $32,800.
Commissioners were in favor of
the second option with an expan-
sion of 16 feet instead of 12 feet.
"If 12 will work, 16 will be bet-
ter," Commissioner Gene Woods
Mr. Oden was directed to pres-
ent the costs of the increased
expansion to the commissioners at
their next meeting.
Maureen Burroughs of Main
Street Okeechobee reported on the
activities of her organization. She
noted that membership has
increased and that they are now, up
to 75 members.
She said that the former execu-
tive director Carl Watson, "did not
live up to our expectations" and
announced the appointment of
Lydia Jean Williams to that posi-
Ms. Burroughs announced that
Main Street's annual barbecue
competition will be held Feb. 25
and 26. The location has been
changed to the American Legion
field beside the Okeechobee City
Fire Department.
Ms. Burroughs also presented
the commissioners with her orga-
nization's quarterly financial state-
ment. The report stated that Main
Street came in under budget at 69
percent of the projected budget.
Mr. Oden presented revised
landscape plans for the new court-
house. He noted that because of
numerous complaints the new
plan deleted magnolias that had
been proposed for the perimeter of
the grounds.
He said it was feared the mag-
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the courthouse and there would be
a problem with the falling leaves.
Commissioners approved the
plan in concept. Mr. Oden will pres-
ent cost figures at the next meeting.
Commissioner Clif Betts asked
if the county would get credit for
the magnolia trees. Mr. Oden
replied that he didn't know.
In addition, live oak trees were
removed from the parking islands,
but all royal palms in the original
plan were to remain. Two oak trees
would be placed near the new
As part of the revised plan, side-
walks were modified and realigned
and the landscaping around them
was modified.
Gene Schriver of Craig A. Smith
& Associates discussed the cause
of a washout on N.E. 101st Street.
He stated that it had something to
do with the mining operation in
that area which has lakes on both
sides of the road. His .engineering
firm was to develop a restoration
plan. The developer of the mining
operation was directed to secure
the services of a county approved
and licensed contractor to com-
plete the necessary repairs.
In other action, the board:
abandoned platted rights-of-
way in Conners Gables Subdivision
with the provision that the owner
dedicate additional rights-of-way to
the county;
engaged the services of Craig
A. Smith & Associates for the
Berman Road widening project;
adopted a resolution provid-
ing for funding to the Scott Driver-
Lake-Okeechobee Scenic Trail-
head project;
authorized the county admin-
istrator to secure an asphalt con-
authorized the county admin-
istrator to receive proposals on a
telephone system for the new
directed staff to check on
replacing the storm damaged
weighin station at Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina; and,
appointed Lydia Jean
Williams to the Tourist Develop-
ment Council.

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Indian River Lagoon calendar

contest wants your photographs

Stafftt pnoto/Patti Bergluna

Big Lake Bank donates check
On Thursday, Jan. 13, Joe Mullins, president and CEO of Big Lake National Bank pre-
sented a check for $5,000 to Andy Jerant, manager of the Okeechobee Red Cross. Big
Lake National Bank historically at Christmas time has given gifts to major clients but
instead this year they have donated the money to the Red Cross due to all of their help
during our Hurricane season. The Red Cross has assisted throughout the seven coun-
ties that Big Lake National Bank services.

It may be only January, but
it's not too early to submit your
photos for the 2005 Indian River
Lagoon photo contest. Winning
photos will be featured in the
2006 Indian River Lagoon calen-
Photos must have been taken
within the Indian River Lagoon
watershed, which extends from
Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia
County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm
Beach County. Be creative! Don't
just limit your subject matter to
wildlife, plants, and habitats
indigenous to the lagoon. Con-
sider recreational and commer-
cial activities, children's activi-
ties, scenic vistas, underwater
photos and lagoon landmarks.
Entrants may submit up to
three photographs for considera-

Law Enforcement Activity Reports

Okeechobee City
Police Department

Jan. 12
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 W.
Assist another department, N.W.
Park St.
Hit and run, S. Parrott Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S.W. Ninth
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, S.W. Ninth St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Fight, N.E. Park St.
Intoxicated pedestrian/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Park St.
Lost/found property, S.E. Second
Man down/sick person, S.E. Eighth
Worthless checks, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Juvenile problem/information, S.
Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Park St.
Alarm, S.W. Second St.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Ninth St.
Standby, N.W. 12th St.
Unwanted guest, N.E. Park St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Third Ave.
Disabled vehicle, U.S. 441 S.

Jan. 13
Traffic accident, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Larceny/theft, N.W. NinthDr.'"'.....
STraffic accident, N.W.' Eighth St.
:"Traffic'aCcident, N. PAflot Ave
'Suicide/attempt/assist another
department, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott Ave.
Landlord problem/information, S.E.
10th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 12th St.

Jan. 14
Suspicious person/vehicle, N. Par-
rott Ave.
Animal complaint, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Police service call, N.E. Park St.
Trespassing, S.W. Second Ave.
Abandoned vehicle, N. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, main intersec-
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.
Fifth St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.W. Second St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S.E. Second Ave.
Police service call, N.W. Sixth St.
Burglary, N.W. Ninth St.
Fraud, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Assist another department, U.S.
441 N.

Juvenile problem, S.W. Seventh
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance/civil matter, S.W. Third

Domestic/disturbance, S.E. Ninth
Assist another department, N.E.
14th Ave.

Alarm, N.W. Seventh Ave. |an 1
Police service cal S.W. Second

Child abuse/elderly abuse, N.W.
12th St.
Suspicious person/vehicle/juvenile
problem, S. Parrott Ave.
Cancel, S.E. Second Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Seventh Ave.

Jan. 15
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Fourth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, N.E. Fifth St.
Abandoned vehicle, S.W. 10th Ave.
Abandoned vehicle, N.W. Park St.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S.W. 10th
Abandoned vehicle, S.E. Eighth
Shoplifting, S. Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in custody, S.
Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, N.W. 10th St.
Standby, S.E. Third St.
Information/attempt to contact, S.
Parrott Ave.
Trespassing/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Ninth St.
Information/intoxicated pedestrian,
S.W. Eighth St.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Seventh
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.
15th St.
Fight, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W.
Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.
Ninth St.
Assist another department, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Traffic accident/hit and run, S.W.
Second St.
Disturbance, N.W. Seventh St.
Disturbance, N.E. Fifth St.

Jan. 16
Assist another department, U.S.
441 N.
Disabled vehicle, main intersection.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Stolen vehicle/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Ninth St.
Escort, S.W. Fourth St.
Suspicious incident, S.W. Ninth St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Reckless driver, N.W. Seventh Ave.
Suspicious incident/disturbance,
S.W. Eighth St.
Man down/sick person, N.W. Park

Alarm, S.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott Ave.
Theft, N. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W.
11th Ave.
Building checks, S.E. Third St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Lost/found property, S.E. Second
Theft, N.W. 11th St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.
Ninth St.
Reckless driver, S. Parrott Ave.

Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office

Jan. 13
Suspicious person, S.E. 18th Terr.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70 E.
Threats, N.E. Fourth St.
Theft, U.S. 441 S.E.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 S.
Prisoner in custody, S.E. 34th Ave.
Runaway, N.W. Third St.

Jan. 14
Drowning, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, N.E. 29th Terr.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
70 E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
70 W.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Burglary, S.E. 26th St.
Vandalism, S.W. 11th Ave.
Domestic/disturbance, S.E. 32nd

Jan. 15
Missing person/meds/located,
N.W. 272nd St.
Shooting in area, U.S. 441 N.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
Burglary, U.S. 98 N.
Assault/with gun, S.E. 28th St.
Vandalism, S.E. 18th Terr.
Vandalism/prisoner in custody, S.R.
Stolen/vehicle, S.E. 441 S.E.
Stolen/motorcycle, N.E. Fifth St.

Arrest Reports

Theft/air conditioner, S.W. 35th Cir.
Reckless 4 wheeler, N.W. 320th St.
Abandoned vehicle, N.W. 240th St.
Structure fire, N.W. 11th Dr.
Domestic battery with a fire
arm/prisoner in custody, N.E. 10th
Missing person/recovery, S.E. 30th
Domestic, N.E. Third Lane.
Burglary, S.R. 70 E.

Jan. 17
Garbage dumping, U.S. 441 N.
Counterfeit money, U.S. 441 S.E.
Lost/found property/wallet, N.W.
25th Blvd.
Assist another department, U.S.
441 S.E.
Trespass, N.E. 15th Ave.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Attempted suicide, S.E. 19th Ct.
Domestic, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, S.E. 25th St.

Jan. 18
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
Ferrell Rd.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Fifth St.
Investigation, S.E. 66th Dr.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.W. Fourth St.
Warrant/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Lost/found property/wallet, U.S.
441 S.E.
Reckless driver, N.E. 60th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. 39th Circle.
Juvenile problem/trespassed,
'N.E. 104th Ct.
Suicide/threats, S.E. 21stt.
Burglary, N.W. 45th Terr.

tion. Images must be in land-
scape format only. Submission
must be in the form of five by
seven inch or eight by ten inch
quality prints. Many images will
be selected for inclusion in the
calendar to be available in the
fall of 2005.
In addition, the top three win-
ners will receive $300, $200 and
$100 for first, second and third
place respectively. The remain-
ing nine will each receive $25.
Prize money will be sponsored
by Environmental Consulting
and Technology, Inc. All entries
must be postmarked by July 31,
2005 and accompanied by a
signed application which details

entry requirements and limita-
Applications can be obtained
at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center, 525 Community Col-
lege Parkway, S.E., or at the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Martin/St. Lucie
Service Center in Stuart, 210
Atlanta Ave. A printable applica-
tion form is also available online
at http://irl.sjrwmd.com For
additional information, call the
St. Johns District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center at (800) 226-3747 or
the South Florida District at
(800) 250-4100, ext. 3605.

First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
^rF. 200 N.A. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America) '

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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
0 Juan Torres, 37, of Indiantown
was arrested on Jan. 24 and
charged with failure to appear no
valid driver's license and failure to

appear DUI with property damage.
Bond was set at $25,000.
Daniel Villegas Cruz, 21, of
U.S. 441 S.E. was arrested on Jan.
24 and charged with violation of
probation aggravated battery.
Cruz was arrested on an Okee-
chobee County warrant. No bond
was set.
Kurt Seabold, 32, of N.E. 1st
St. in Okeechobee was arrested on

Jan. 25 and charged with violation of
community control lewd and las-
civious conduct. No bond was set.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


Dorothy Jean Mock
Dorothy Jean Mock, age 67, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, Jan.
27, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
She was born Feb. 27, 1937, in
Free Springs, Miss., Mrs. Mock,
formerly of Broward County, had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 20 years. She was a homemak-
er and enjoyed gardening and
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 33 years, Stanley J. Mock
of Okeechobee; one son, Steve
Daugherty of Lavonia, Mich.; one
daughter, Becky Miller of Orlan-
do; grandson, Steve Daugherty, Jr.
of Lavonia, Mich.; and two grand-
daughters, Mekensie Miller of
Orlando and Melissa Daugherty of
Lavonia, Mich.
There will be no visitation or
The family will receive friends

at their home in Okeechobee on
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1 until 3

All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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

FPL increases
"I am really concerned about the whole increase with our
light bills. We did not make these storms nor did we have control
over them. Why are we paying for something we have no control
over? If FPL would pay and appreciate their current employees,
maybe they would be better off. However, we did not ask for
help from other states. I feel that if FPL would do the under-
ground electric maybe we would be better. I understand that it
costs money to do that but the money they will be getting from
their customers, and the state, they could use it wisely and put in
underground power? For those of us on a fixed income it's really
hard enough to pay our bills now. I can't imagine things in five
years from now especially since we are supposed to have 10
years of this storm activity. No one can predict Mother Nature so
why should we pay for something we have no control over? If
you could help, please help me understand." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. The proposed FPL rate hike is to replenish
the company's emergency fund. That fund, which was totally
used up last summer due to the four hurricanes that hit the
state, helps the company repair damages done by such storms.
We've been told that FPL had to replace nearly 700 miles of their
power lines after Hurricane Charley alone. As for wanting other
states to help, many people were upset because their electricity
was not turned on quick enough. If it hadn't been for other
states helping, there's a chance many would still be without

Social Security
"A response to do some research in Thursday's paper, we
were residents of Alaska for far more than six years and yes you
do pay Social Security, if you intend to have a Social Security
check when you retire. And to the person who is talking about
how much you get, what about if you only get two hundred and
something dollars like I do? That is difficult to live on, too."

Driver's License Office
"I am just calling to find out if anybody knows when the dri-
ver's license office will re-open? It's terrible that we have to go to
Pahokee or Port St. Lucie or West Palm Beach to get a drivers
license. Ft. Pierce is not open, neither is Okeechobee." (Editor's
Note: Thanks for calling. We've been told they hope to open in
late January.)

"In response to the editor's note after 'don't thank me', I
thank God I am not a voter in Okeechobee. Recently I found I am
stupid because I did not vote for Bush. I have no rights because I
am a Northerner. This is in spite of the fact that I pay ridiculous
real estate taxes, and have trash pick-up charges that I have to
pay for 12 months, for six months usage. I pay water and sewer
for 12 months, again for six months usage. I pay for telephone,
groceries, clothing and vehicles, plus the many miscellaneous
things I buy. I help your charities and people that need help.
Someday you people will realize a tourism board needs to do
more to get people to come here. Now tell me again, if I don't
like it to leave it; I will tell you, that I will leave it when I am ready.
I am proud to be an American even though a lot of countries
don't want to have any thing to do with us except with what we
have to give them sounds a lot like Okeechobee."

"In the Jan. 25 Speak Out to the mister know-it-all about
everybody making sure they got a secure pension and everything
- I want him to figure out at $8 an hour, with a couple of kids, a
house payment house insurance, car insurance, gasoline and
getting to work, how do they expect anybody to save anything on
$8 an hour? I hope this man hears and reads this. Figure out how
they do it and I will agree with him. But until he knows what he is
talking about he ought to keep his mouth shut, because you
can't make it on $8 an hour. There aren't any $50,000 minimum
wage earners in or around Okeechobee and neither am 1. I hope
you figure it out and put it in the paper so we all know how to
save for our future retirement."

"I have a friend on S.E. Eighth St., we fish and play cards
weekly. It was my turn to visit him the other day. I got two flat
tires on my car because I drove too close to a pile of old building
material. The trash is piled in the roadway. I think the city trash
collectors should take that stuff away. It is a hazard on the street,
who can I complain to?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling.
We've received some other calls like yours, and we've been told
to tell people to contact Waste Management at (863) 763-4818.
If the material piled up is construction and demolition debris itis
the responsibility of the property owner to contact Waste Man-
agement, who will then go to the location, look at the debris
and give the property owner a cost to haul it away. This cost
must be paid before the debris will be removed.)

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Upcoming Events

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group for people

with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a
desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discus-
sion group.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. It
will be a closed discussion.

A.A. meeting 7:30 until 8:30 p.m., Church of Our Saviour, open step

Okeechobee Model Airplane Clubwill meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church. For more information contact David Fox. 763-3296.

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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for women
overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or
(863) 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 Restaurant
at noon. All Rotarians and the public are Invited. For information, 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-
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. In the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl at
(863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
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 depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic
young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in work-
ing towards the betterment of our community. For more information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music are invited to participate. For 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 comer of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For more
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meets from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited.
For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Crime Prevention Tip

Don't let strangers in your home for
any alleged emergency call 9-1-1
for them.

Quote of the Day

"My mother drew a distinction between
achievement and success. She said that
'achievement is the knowledge that you have
studied and worked hard and done the best
that is in you. Success is being praised by
others, and that's nice, too, but not as impor-
tant or satisfying. Always aim for achieve-
ment and forget about success.'"
Helen Hayes (1900-1993)

Community Events

Red Cross instructor course rescheduled
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch has resched-
uled its health and safety instructor course. The course, original-
ly scheduled for Jan. 24-28, has been rescheduled for Jan. 31
-Feb.4. The cost of the course is $125. For information, on loca-
tion of classes or signing up please call (863)763-2488.

Church plans ground breaking ceremony
The New Testament Baptist Church will be breaking ground
for their new sanctuary and fellowship hall on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
at 535 N.E. 28th Ave. The site is located on the north side of S.R.
70 across the highway from the Y Drive Thru. Everyone is
welcome. There will be gospel singing and a cookout to cele-
brate the beginning of construction. The church is currently
holding worship services at a temporary location, 108 S.E. Park
St., which is next to Barney's Barber Shop. Services are held at
9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Wednesday
services begin at 7 p.m. Also, the church will be hosting its first
jubilee Jan. 30-Feb. 3. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and
6 p.m. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Preachers will be Evangelist Noah Frye from Lexington, N.C.;
Evangelist Donnie Pollard from Rome, Ga.; Evangelist Rudy
Pendleton from Smithfield, Ky.; and, the Weaver Family from

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Tuition will be $10, and must be paid by check only. This fee is to
be paid on Jan. 22 with registration. To sign up for a class, please
call the instructor at (863) 763-0351. Each class is four-and-a-
half hours long.

Sorority will host yard sale
The Theta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority will
hold a yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. until noon in
the parking lot of the old U-Save. Proceeds from the sale will go
toward scholarships. For information, call (863) 467-0353.

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

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 Stu-
art. 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 weath-
er events quite possibly changed the course of history for
Miami, and Florida. Ms. Luckhardt currently has an article
about the ship and its sinking in the January issue of the "Flori-
da Monthly Magazine".

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

Kids' casting event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and Okeechobee Marine Center
will hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's Competition on Sunday,
Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event will be held at
the Okeechobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open
to girls and boys in two age groups 7-10 and 11-14. Winners
in each age group will receive a medal and a rod and reel. Win-
ners will advance to the state competition. State winners then
advance to the semi-finals and potentially the National Bassmas-
ter Casting Kid's Championship for a share of over $20,000 in
scholarships. Each contestant at the local competition will
receive a certificate of participation, plus free hot dogs and a soft
drink courtesy of Okeechobee Marine Center. A parent or
guardian must accompany the child.

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Brahmans lose dual wrestling match to Falcons

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman wrestling team
faced off against the Falcons of
Jensen Beach High School
Wednesday evening at the O.H.S.
gym and came up short, 45-34.
The Brahmans looked strong as
the evening of wrestling began
with seven-out-of-eight junior var-
sity matches being won by the jun-
ior Brahmans. Of the seven wins,
six were by pin. Ricky Bush, Nick
Clements, Caleb Smith, Michael
Skipper, Justin Maxwell and Cory
York all put their opponents' shoul-
ders to the mat. Jeremy Hoglo won
his match by a 9-2 score.
The varsity competition started
out with three losses for.the Brah-
mans before Brahman big man

Jonathan Suarez stepped onto the
mat to face Jensen Beach's heavy-
weight Josh Delancey. Suarez has
been on a roll and rapidly pinned
Delancey for the first varsity win of
the evening.
The Brahmans are without a
103 lb. varsity wrestler and forfeited
that match to Jensen Beach bring-
ing up Tyler Lamb in the 112-lb.
division. Lamb took on Harrison
Suggs of the Falcons and went at
him like a pit bull. Thirteen seconds
into the match, Lamb pinned the
stunned Suggs.
But, the Brahmans celebration
was short lived as the next three
wrestlers went down to tough Fal-
con opponents.
Senior Peritz Samuels stepped
onto the mat in the 135-lb. weight
class. Samuels is a four-year

wrestler who has steadily
improved over the last four sea-
sons to become a force to be reck-
oned with.
Samuels, like his teammate
Lamb, was aggressive from the
opening seconds of the match. He
chased Vinnie Araujo around the
mat, repeatedly taking him down.
He came close to a pin several
times but Araujo fought out. Final-
ly, Samuels reached down deep
inside and put Araujo away for
another Brahman pin.
Senior captain Cory Wright then
took on Adam Karol in the 140-lb.
weight class. Wright wasted no
time in putting Karol away in :25
seconds. Wright is another four-
year wrestler and product of the

Okeechobee Wrestling Club.
Brahman Scott Bush came onto
the mat to face Falcon Jin Uezo in
the 152-lb. weight class. Bush
quickly put Uezo to the mat for yet
another Brahman pin. Bush, like
Wright, is an experienced competi-
tive wrestler. In the off season, he
travels around the state with the
OWC to hone his skills on the mat.
The last match of the night pit-
ted Josh Borgstrom against 160-lb.
Peter Rubiera. Borgstrom put on
an exciting show for the home-
town crowd before winning his
match 17-4.
This was the final home dual for
the Brahmans. The boys team will
compete in the Polk County Invita-
tional on Jan. 29, while the girls

team competes in their state tour-
The boys' team will then travel
to Vero Beach for the final dual of
the season on Feb. 2, before return-
ing to Okeechobeeto host the dis-
trict tournament on Feb. 12 at the
O.H.S. gym. Wrestling will begin at
11 a.m.

This will be the first step for the
Brahman matmen in their individ-
ual quests for state titles. Only the
top three finishers in each weight
class will advance to regional com-
petition. The top three winners
from the two-day regional event
will then advance to state competi-
tion at the end of February.

Josh Borgstrom put on a show for the hometown crowd as
'he battled Peter Rubiera in the 160-lb. weight class at
Wednesday evening's dual match against the Falcons of
Jensen Beach. Borgstrom won his match 17-4.

Tyler Lamb took little time in putting away Harrison Suggs of
Jensen Beach Wednesday night at the Okeechobee High
School gym. Lamb pinned Suggs in :13 seconds for a big
Brahman win in the 112-lb. weight class.

Sports Briefs

BLNB tourney
aids March of Dimes
Big Lake National Bank will
sponsor its third annual bass
tournament to benefit the March
of Dimes on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Tournament hours will be
safe light until 3 p.m. The tour-
nament will be fished out of the
Okee-Tantie Marina.
The entry fee is $110 per two-
man boat. Based on a field of
100 boats, first place will pay
$3,000; second place $1,500;
third place $750; fourth place
$500 and fifth place $250. There
will also be a biggest fish award
'of $1,000, also based on a 100
boat field. A smaller field will
result in lower, prorated payouts
with 60 percent of the entry fees
being returned as prize money.
Advance registration closes
on Jan. 26. Entries will be taken
on the morning of the tourna-
ment, but must be paid in cash
For more information, con-
tact Kathleen Shatto at (863)
467-4663, ext. 1820.

to start Jan. 29
The 2005 Okeechobee Citi-
zens Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will be starting soon
and baseball and softball sign-
ups will be held at Teen Town on
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Registrations will
also be held Feb. 5, 12 and 19
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up
after that date will be placed on
a waiting list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League
ages for the 2005 season are:
baseball: Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years
old; rookie 7 and 8 years old;
AAA- 9 and 10 years old; Majors-
11 and 12 years old; and, Dixie
Boys 13 and 14 years old. Soft-
ball: Darlings 7 and 8 years old;
Angels- 9 and 10 years old; Pony-
tails- 11 and 12 years old; Belles-
13, 14 and 15 years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July
31, 2005, for baseball and May
31, 2005, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the
first child, $55 for the second
child and $50 for every child
after that in the same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or
volunteer to help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr.
'at (863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at

Kids' casting
event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
and Okeechobee Marine Center
will hold a Bassmaster Casting
Kid's Competition on Sunday,
Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This free event will be held at the
Okeechobee Marine Center,
1552 U.S. 78 West, and is open to
girls and boys in two age groups
- 7-10 and 11-14.
Winners in each age group

will receive a medal and a rod
and, reel. Winners will advance
to the state competition. State
winners then advance to the
semi-finals and potentially the
National Bassmaster Casting
Kid's Championship for a share
of over $20,000 in scholarships.
Additionally, each contestant
at the local competition will
receive a certificate of participa-
tion, plus free hot dogs and a soft
drink courtesy of Okeechobee
Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must
accompany the child.

Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos & Helfon, P.A.
will host their second annual
OHS tennis team adult tennis
fundraiser. The event is open to
any adult and consists of "A" and
"B" levels in doubles men and
women and mixed doubles.


Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Craig Smith
and Bill Rose for their win at the
Okeechobee Contractors' bass
tourney last weekend. Smith
pulled in a 10.35-lb. lunker to also
give the team big fish honors.
Don't forget that the Big Lake
National Bank bass tournament to
benefit the March of Dimes takes
place this weekend. The 3 p.m.
weigh-in will be held at Okee-
Bait shops state that speck fish-
ing has slowed down a bit this
week. There was not much action
Friday because of the bad weather.
Earlier in the week specks were
being caught in the Kissimmee
River, at King's Bar and Harney
Pond using minnows, 1000C Mid-
south and 1100 Midsouth 2-inch
jigs. Because of the cloudy water, it
is best to use bright colors such as
red or orange.
'One of the area's local guides

Entry fees are $30 for each
doubles entry. All entrants will
receive an event T-shirt along
with a barbecue chicken dinner
that will include chicken, baked
beans, coleslaw and drink on the
first day of the event. Dinner tick-
ets can also be purchased from
members of the OHS tennis
The fundraising event will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 29, and
Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
For an entry form or more
information stop by the offices
of Costopoulos & Helton P.A. at
195 S.W. 28th Street. Or, call their
office at (863) 763-1120; Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518; or, Daryl
Roehm at (863) 467-6011 or
(863) 462-5235. If there is no
answer, leave a message and
your call will be returned.
All proceeds from the tourna-
ment will go to the Okeechobee
High School tennis teams.

I "\

and tournament winners has stat-
ed that there are still a lot of bass to
be caught in clear water areas
using live bait.
"It's easier to feed them than to
fool them," he said.
He has also stated that there are
a lot of bass in the river.
They are also catching them at
Cody's Cove, along the inside at
Indian Prairie and at Twin Palms
southwest toward Dyess Ditch in
the hydrilllawith Flukes.
Early in the morning bass are
also being caught on white
buzzbaits. Then later in the day
they 'are biting on floating top
water plugs.
Anglers are also catching bass
at Monkey Box, flippin' mats of
water hyacinth and pitching with
heavy weights around the cattail
clumps. The top baits have been 3-
inch black/blue crawdads, and
watermelon-colored tube baits.
It is supposed to be rainy and
windy on Saturday, so be careful
venturing out onto the lake.

Lady Brahmans post hoop

win over Westwood, 56-47

The Lady Brahman basket-
ball team was in Fort Pierce
Thursday evening to take on the
Lady Panthers of Fort Pierce
Westwood and when the final
buzzer sounded, the Lady Brah-
mans were on top 56-47.
The two teams were closely
matched in the first period with
the Lady Panthers taking the
period 13-12.
Alicia Kibler led the Lady
Brahmans in the second period
with six points, followed by
Tierra Allen with five. The Lady
Brahmans scored a total of 15
points in the period to push
them out in front at the inter-
.mission 27-26.
,The Lady Brahmans took
control of the third period rack-
ing up 16 points to the Lady

Panthers' six.
As the final period began,
the Lady Brahmans were up 43-
32. The Lady Panthers put on a
last period charge racking up 15
points. But, the Lady Brahmans
continued to hammer away on
their offensive end of the floor
for another 13 points.
Allen led the Lady Brah-
mans in scoring with 19, while
Kibler had 14. Rounding out
the scoring for Okeechobee
were: Michaela Fish with eight;
Desiree Kidd and Jasmine
Kenty each had six points; arid,
Davisha Moore had three.
, The Lady Brahmans will see
action again on Feb. 1 when
they host the Treasure Lake
Conference playoffs with the
games slated to start at 7 p.m.

Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee
High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to
go to summer camp in North Car-
They are accepting donations
of all kinds of items including fur-
niture, outdoor recreation equip-
ment, lawn and garden, electron-
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If you have something of value
sitting around your home or busi-
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and they will come and pick it up.
If you would like to donate an
item please contact George May
at (863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger
at (863) 763-6411.

Brahman matman Nick Clements dominated his 135-lb.
opponent Josh Ney in junior varsity competition Wednesday
evening before a cheering hometown crowd. Clements was
all business and showed his years of club wrestling experi-
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Life Chain to take place

Pregnancy Resource Center
Director Malinda Belleville
invites interested persons to
participate in a Life Chain Sun-
day afternoon, Jan. 30, from 2
until 4 p.m. Participants will
line up along the sidewalk on
both sides of the street in front
of the Pregnancy Crisis Center,
located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.
Ms. Bellville stated that this will
be a peaceful demonstration
with participants holding signs
and praying "not just for the
.unborn, but for all life". She
noted that this is the first such



demonstration in Okee-
chobee. She added that Janu-
ary is Sanctity of Human Life
Month. Ms. Belleville hopes
this activity will bring aware-
ness of life and awareness of
the center as well as bringing
the community together. The
Pregnancy Resource Center
offers such services as free
pregnancy test, parenting
classes and peer counseling.
For more information on the
Life Chain or the center please

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Kevin Spencer and Friends performing in area concerts
Kevin Spencer and Friends, who
have recorded three number one
Gospel music hits, will be singing in
two concerts at the Church of God
on Sunday, Jan. 30. The concerts
are-at8:30a.m.and 10:45a.m.
Kevin Spencer and Friends have
appeared in three Bill Gaither
"- .Gospel Music Videos, "All Day
Singing," "So Glad" and "Sunday
Meetin' Time." They were awarded
-the Singing News "Horizon Group
of the Year" and the Gospel Voice
"Sunrise Group of the Year." Their
-songs include "Some Dawning," "I
Heard About A Stone." "Let's Meet
By The River," "The Blood Is Still
There" and their newest song
"which is the title of their latest
:. album, "Come Away."
There is no admission charge
for the concerts and a love offering
S -will be taken. The Church of God is
Located at 301 N.E. 4th Ave. in
Okeechobee, behind McDonald's.
Pastor Larry Kilgore invites all
Gospel Music fans to come and
... .enjoy some great gospel music.

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Kevin Spencer and Friends will perform on Jan. 30 at the Church of God.

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Group elects
a successor
Legionaries of Christ have elected
a successor to the Mexican priest
who has headed the embattled
religious order since its founding
64 years ago.
The Rev. Marcial Maciel Degol-
lado, 84, declined re-election, but a
spokesman for the order said the
decision had no tie to recent
reports that the Vatican has
reopened an investigation into
allegations that Degollado sexually
abused seminarians.
The accusers have tried for
years to call their accusations to
the attention of Pope John Paul II.
Maciel and the order have vigor-
ously denied 'the allegations, say-
ing the men are conspiring to
defame him.
In November, Pope John Paul II
praised Maciel on the 60th anniver-
sary of his ordination, citing his
"intense, generous and fruitful
priestly ministry." A week later,
Maciel's accusers were told the
Vatican was reopening a canon
law investigation of their claims
that stalled in 1999, according to
The Hartford (Conn.) Courant and
the National Catholic Reporter, an
independent newsweekly.
Maciel cited his age and his
wish to be present during a transi-
tion under the new general direc-
tor, the Rev. Alvaro Corcuera Mar-
tinez del Rio, a fellow Mexican, the
order's spokesman said. "He had
been planning this for at least three
years," said the Rev. Tom Williams.
Corcuera has been rector of the
Legionaries' international semi-
nary in Rome. Its U.S. headquar-
ters is in Orange, Conn., and it has
a seminary in Cheshire, Conn.
Maciel founded the order
when he was 20, i.n 1941. It
claims a membership of 65,000
people, including some 600
priests in 18 countries.

David Clohessy, national, direc-
tor of the Survivors Network for
Those Abused by Priests, said
Maciel's decision to step down
"does not, we believe, absolve
Vatican officials from investigat-
ing the serious sex abuse charges
against him."

Report studies how
tolerance is promoted
LONDON (AP) Days after
the head of Britain's education
watchdog criticized Muslim
schools for failing to promote tol-
erance, a report from his own
agency said evangelical Christian
schools have a worse record.
Inspectors from the Office for
Standards in Education rated 42.5
percent of private evangelical
Christian schools as failing to help
pupils learn to respect other cul-
tures and promote "tolerance and
harmony," compared to 36 per-
cent of Muslim schools, the Times
Educational Supplement reported.
The office's chief, David Bell,
angered Muslims last week when
he said Islamic schools could
threaten the coherence of British
A spokeswoman for the educa-
tion office defended Bell's com-
ments as a contribution to "impor-
tant public debates." She noted
that Muslim schools educate
14,000 pupils in Britain, compared
with 5,000 students in Evangelical
Christian schools and 9,500 pupils
in Jewish schools.
Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, leader
of the Muslim Parliament of Great
Britain, urged Islamic schools to
take Bell's criticism seriously, even
though some Muslims were
"It is time that Muslim schools
seriously consider admitting a
proportion of children from other
faiths to give their Muslim pupils
an atmosphere of reality," Sid-
diqui said.

Grocery chain did
not break any laws
A Danish grocery chain didn't
break any laws when it fired a
-young Muslim woman who wore
her traditional head scarf at work,
Denmark's Supreme Court ruled.
The court's decision last Friday
confirmed previous rulings by
lower courts, all of which said that
Dansk Supermarked was within
its rights to dismiss Najla Ainouz in
2001 for wearing the scarf. Her
contract spelled out company pol-
icy that prohibits the wearing of
headgear in areas where cus-
tomers are present.
The Supreme Court said Ain-
ouz, now 26, signed a work con-
tract when she was employed by
the chain and didn't abide by the
rules set forth in it.
"I believe it is a part of democ-
racy to have a court settle such sit-
uations," Ainouz said in a brief
statement released by her union,
Last year, Ainouz and HK sued
after she was fired as a cashier at
the Foetex supermarket in Copen-
hagen in 2001. They sought
$17,300 in damages from the
store, part of the Dansk Super-
marked chain, the country's sec-
ond biggest retail group.
I The union said the retail group
discriminated against Ainouz
because of her religion. But the
store chain said its dress code is in
place to keep workers from stand-
ing out.
"Foetex is a politically, reli-
giously and culturally neutral
company," said Poul Guldborg,
Dansk Supermarked spokesman.
"The management and the
employees have agreed that we
want a neutral appearance for
About 149,000 people, or 2.8
percent of Denmark's 5.4 million
residents, are Muslim.

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 28,
through Thursday, Feb. 3, are as fol-
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 p.m.
Theatre II "Racing Stripes"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Meet the Fockers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5. for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For more information, call
(863) 763-7202.


Free parenting
classes offered

Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight, to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided, however infants in
carriers are welcome. For details
call 763-8859 or 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at
the American- Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Children can enroll for
subsidized child care
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The
program is currently serving chil-
dren age birth to kindergarten
age. Both parents must be work-
ing or attending some type of
school or training. There is an
income limit based on family size.
Please call 1-(866) 273-6340 to be
placed on the waiting list.
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We encour-
age families of children with disabil-
ities to apply. For more information
call (863) 467-0702 and ask for
Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos: Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos que
las families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas information
por favor de llamar al (863)467-
0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers.
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
.like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
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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.

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WALLET: Black, Mans. Lost
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A/C Company looking for
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leslie Schmidt or Apply in
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8a-4p Mon-Fri.
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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.
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators. Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
have experience & Yard
helper DFWP apply in per-
son @ 1601 Hwy 70 East

Fast Growing
RV r .alorshia
In Okeechobee '
Seeking Experient ..d
Apply In Person @
4300 Hwy. 441 South,
Okeechobee, FL.
(Next To KOA)



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

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

vacuum, cars, minor lot
maintence, 40 hr. wk call
Chris (863)357-3577




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

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.

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

SPA Accepting resume's-
experienced hair dresser's
nail technicians, massage
therapist 3936 SE 18th
Terrace 34974
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

Needed to work for busy
Home Health Agency.

Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax

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

Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the' classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Okehobe Must have a dependable
Okeechobee car and provide excellent


service to our customers

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

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Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
T; Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Op opportunity y Empoyer


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

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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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

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

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-

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.

HELP WANTED_6:30am- ,.
4:30pm every Saf& Sun in
Stewart FL. Must have
reliable trans. Cust. Serv.,
Retail Sales & Cash
Handling. Exp. req. Paid
Training. Must pass a back
ground check. DC's Etched
Glass Decals
467-2582 or 697-6113

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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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

Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.5'.'C
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 5;5
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Hpating Equipment.
Supplies 6A25
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 6F55
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games i30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

Split Unit, 2V2 Ton.
well. $300 863-673-0920
Refrigerator, Microwave,
TV Stand & Window Air
Condition. $150 all,
will sep. 863-261-2847

5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-

tique, 6 leafs, refinished
Mahoganyy, $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.

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

Whirlpool, white 16 cu.ft.
w/icemaker, $200

STOVE, Gas, 30".
$30 (863)634-5405

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TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
& Twin turquoise bed
skirts 2 ea $10 863-467-
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.

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


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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:

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Westinghouse, white, 20"
wide. good cond., Clean,
$80 (863)635-3490.

Very Nice. $50.

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

5 Rolls, 6 ft., $300.

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

Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
Grey % length size 18
$95 neg
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339

AIR BOAT w/Traller.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
Stainless Steel, $35

Works great
needs battery, $325
E-MACHINE, Win. '98,
Delivery & Set Up. Email &
Internet Capabilities & more.
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.

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-
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.
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
cherry, w/4 chairs, mint
cond., $125. (863)763-
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
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.

4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
6V2', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)446-2346.
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
Black leather. Exc. cond.
1 Lg., 1 Small, $2000 both,
will sep. 863-467-0247
green plaid w/cream back-
ground good cond. $100
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call


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1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
tor Jombo Driver,. Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.

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.
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.

Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10


LIFT CHAIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mos. old, good con-
dition, $450. (863)610-
Excellent condition
Paid $600, asking $200.
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin $1500 will separate

AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
for homemade wine making
or water storage. $125 all,
will sep. 937-215-0307
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
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
STEPS Concrete & wood
for both or will sep.

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.
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

1 male, 1 female, tan/white
$425, F., $400. M. Ready to
go. (321)517-5796

each, (863)634-0119.

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

old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)

VHS, full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.

(2)commercial $400
for both or will sep.

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

2, 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Amp. $300

CD Player, 4 speakers, 2
tower, smaller good cond.
$250 (863)801-1459

Alumimum 2

tooling, ele, single fas, 230
volt 2HP $1000 (863)763-

Lincoln. Includes helmet.
$150 863-675-1472

Diamond plated
almost new $150 firm

Like new $25.

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

w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300

easy voice directed $40 or
best offer

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

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man's treasure. Turn your
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 81.'5
Farm Feed 'Products8 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies &60
Flowers 865


it 863-673-1491

BAY GELDING 2V/ yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 41/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.

PATIO TABLE, Glass top w/
4 cushioned chairs. Good
condition. $100


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent 92 _
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Taylor Creek Condo
Partially furnished

2BR/2BA, $850 mo., 1st,
last, $500 sec
Call .(863)763-8391
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo. + 1st. & last.

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

Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,-
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.
In City Limits. 2000 Sq. Ft.
2/3 Private Offices.
New Carpet, C/A/H,
Parking. (863)763-5593

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale IOi
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025'
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 10'25
Land Sale 11C.4I
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
Property Inspection 10 0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront PropertylI030

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

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.


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

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson

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Block 24, Lot 31,
Call (863)447-3488.
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.

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237

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

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

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

Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557
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.
kitch. attached rm. w/own
entrance & ba. & more.
$189,500 863-357-2097


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Boats J051-
Campers- RVs 301()
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 30"'0
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 0:'(5

BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
13FT, Build your own
$300 Call (863)467-5496
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
Light weight, good
condition, $250
Fiberglass, 14,
like new, $350
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
Place your ad online at
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PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
RANGER, '91, 392V, '02
Mercury 200hp, 122 hrs.,
212 yr. warranty, $10,500.

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

281/2 Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., 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.

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

Waterproof, fits up to
22' boat. $75

BOAT PROPS- Stainless
steel, various sizes, $100.
Call eves (863)824-0455
or Iv msg.
Johnson, 35hp, w/
controls & gas tank, $630.


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Harley Davidson Night
Train, '03, 100 yr Anniver-
sary model, many extras,
HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
Call (863)675-3724.
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
BDR650 $2500
(863)228-4638 or.nights

runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
GO CARTS 2 w/fiberglass
bodies, 6V2 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
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.


Automobiles 4(100
Autos Wanted -401J
Classic Cars 41015
Commercial Trucks 402'0
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs -1045
Pickup Trucks 4050'
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 41050
Utility Trailers 40F5
Vans 4070

87, excellent condition,
120K mls., New paint &
STires less than 6 mo. old.
$1000 neg. 863-357-0147
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
$300 for both, will sep.

FORD ESCORT, '87, white,
auto, 64k mi., $800.

GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1200.

Flat bed, Turbo diesel,
auto, $2499
Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
Lincoln Town Car, '92,
loaded, runs great, cold
air, new tires, $1800 neg.
MAZDA 00' 626

Community Events

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 Associa-
tion will be holding a free session on caring for the caregiver. This
session will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Visiting 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. Refresh-
ments will be served. There will also be prize giveaways. This session
is in addition to the ongoing Caregiver Support Group held at Hospice
of Okeechobee. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

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.

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Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
runs good. $2,500 firm.
Call (863)357-0663

Place your ad online at
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2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470

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

needs to be restored
36 volts, w/charger
$1000 (863)467-6070
Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whi dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whl dr., no air, $2000.

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.
21/ 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,

96' 4.3 Vortec
CJ7 Soft top
w/doors & frame
good shape $300
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
Fits Ford Heavy Duty Ford.
$850 (863)634-3300

van fits in bucket front
seats $150

CHEVY S101991, V6, Auto.
w/air. Good work truck.
$1000 (863)634-1239

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

FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000

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

'99- exc cond, 90K mi,
loaded, $13000, Must See

CAR DOLLY Tow master,
extra wide, good tire,
lights, pulls goods $875

'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

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.

u~ i. i. I H '-'^H ,'.i i.r ir., -
I I ,r i
meet in regular session on Tues-
day, February 8, 2005 at 8:30
A.M.; at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 100 SW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the Authority with respect to
such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for
such purpose, may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Such person may provide a court
recorder, stenographer, or a tape
recorder for such verbatim record.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
550321 ON 1/29/05

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