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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 Q,.,
before Feb. 9.
Inside

Team wins
bass tourney
Bob Owens and Fred
George were sitting atop the
leader board after weighing
in 15.10 lbs. of bass Saturday
afternoon at Okee-Tantie
Marina when Tim Arnold
and Dan Lopez brought their
sack of fish to the scales.
As Arnold bent over and
pulled a big fish candidate
from the bag, everyone
knew that first place was
about to be challenged.
Arnold smiled as he showed
the lunker to the crowd.
Sports, Page 6

Iguanas threaten
state's ecosystem
FORT LAUDERDALE -
Brought into Florida as pets,
iguanas are a good example
of how exotic animals can
become a nuisance in the
state, says a University of
Florida pest management
specialist.
Pet iguanas that have
escaped or been released are
now well established
throughout South Florida
and can be found as far
north as the Tampa Bay area,
said Bill Kern, an assistant
professor of entomology
with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
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Drought Index
Current: 446
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.24 feet

Lake level
.Last Year:
15.35 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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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 board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
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.


Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W. Fifth
Ave., has applications available for
the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption deadline
to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of a
named tropical system. The dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile home
due to loss from a named tropical
system. The deadline to file is May
1.

Five tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Five winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$34,571.44 each, the Florida Lottery
said Monday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Bradenton,
Inverness, Lakeland and the two
reaming tickets were purchased in
Miami, lottery officials reported.
The 242 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $115 each.
Another 7,392 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $10.50, and 74,911 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Sunday
night were 5-11-16-25-34.

Four dead
after crash
CORAL SPRINGS Four peo-
ple died and three others were criti-
cally injured Sunday in a crash at a
suburban intersection, police said.
An eastbound 1995 silver Nissan
Altima carrying five teenagers and a
southbound red 2004 Mitsubishi
Galant with two women collided at
about 3:30 a.m., Coral Springs
police said.
Killed in the crash were: Antho-
ny Anderson Reynolds, 18, of Mar-
gate; Dominique Winston Ferris,
17, of Margate; Marcela Juana Scot-
to Laos, 36, of Deerfield Beach; and
Nancy Kalmer, 41, of Margate.
Three passengers in the Altima
were hospitalized in critical condi-
tion. Brandon Mychael Charles
Sheffield, 16, of Coral Springs, and
Andre V Bernard, 19, of Tamarac,
were taken to North Broward Med-
ical Center. Jonathane Halimmera,
16, of Fort Lauderdale, was taken to
Broward General Medical Center.
Speed is believed to be a factor,
but investigators don't know which
car was speeding or who was at
fault, said police spokesman Sgt.
Rich Nicorvo.

Friends' bodies
are found in lake
ESTERO The bodies of two
close friends were found in a south-
west Florida lake after an accident
involving their sports utility vehicle,
authorities said.
The body of David Cron, 27, was
found Sunday by divers with Lee
County's sheriff's office.
The day before, the body of his
friend, Ricky Martin, 29, was pulled
ashore by members of a water ski-
ing team practicing on the lake off
Corkscrew Road in Estero.
Authorities believe the friends
were headed home late Tuesday
after a Keith Urban concert when
Cron lost control of the Chevy Blaz-
er, which had a blown tire. Family
members reported the men miss-
ing Thursday.

State to expand
testing on newborns
ST. PETERSBURG Blood tests
that check for genetic problems in
newborn babies in Florida are
being expanded to more than 30
possible illnesses, allowing for the
early discovery of potentially harm-
ful diseases, doctors say.
For years, the state has tested
babies for five diseases, including
sickle cell anemia and other blood
related illnesses. The tests come
from blood taken from a new-
born's heel when the child is 2 days
old.
Beginning Tuesday, the state will
begin testing newborns for 29 other
diseases.
Florida pays for testing with a
$15 per baby charge to hospitals.


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than 1,100 just on Sunday, the final
day families could enroll their chil-
dren until at least September.
Families who sent in their appli-
cations by the deadline will either
be added to the program March 1
or April 1, depending on when they
got it in and how quickly the
agency can process them.
As of January, there were
already about 267,400 children
enrolled in the program.
Uninsured children 18 and
under, who don't qualify for Medic-
aid, are eligible for KidCare cover-
. g age. But families who apply are
also screened for Medicaid eligibili-
S^ ty, and many of those children are
covered or are eligible for coverage
under that government program.
Families pay a monthly premi-
Sum of $15-$20 per month and a $5
copayment for visits.
In addition to traditional Kid-
Care for school-age children,
Healthy Kids also enrolls pre-
school-aged children in MediKids
and children with special health
care needs in the Children's Med-
ical Services Network.
The programs are jointly paid
for by the federal, state and local
governments, in addition to the
family contributions.


Winning Lottery
Numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Sunday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
2-5-8
Play 4
5-1-4-4
Fantasy 5
5-25-34-11-16


Community Events

Red Cross hosts Appreciation Day
The Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Appreciation Party
on Friday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 323 N. Parrot Ave.
The party is to thank all of their local volunteers for their hard
work and dedication and to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Library hosts programs on Broadway
Ian Nairnsey will present Broadway Blockbusters, the latest
in his Broadway musical series at the Okeechobee County
Library. Mr. Nairnsey, an expert on the music and lore of the
Broadway musical theater, will give his audience a glimpse into
the hits of the Broadway stage. The programs will be on the fol-
lowing Tuesday nights and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library
meeting room: Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Cole-
man- Feb 15.

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

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









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the story. We
integrated
math with a
soup web and
graph of the
most popular and the least. The
students are writing about their
favorite soup. Ask your child to do
the soup chant on a wintry day!
Mrs. Noonan's children are
learning to count and recognize
numbers to 30. They are learning
to read and write letters, frequen-
cy words and short sentences
using frequency words.
Mrs. Moore's class has enjoyed
learning about winter. They made
snowmen and wrote about him
or her. They also made mittens
and wrote about them. They
made a retelling for the story "The
Mitten". Parents keep practicing
letters, sounds, and words.
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bronkella and
Ms. Raulerson's classes have
been very busy learning new let-
ters "Bb", "Kk" and "00". We have
also been learning new words
"do" and "what". Please practice
these at home. In science, we've
been learning about all kinds of
weather. Ask your child what
causes a tsunami!


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Hollin's class Brian David
Chapman; Mrs. Murrish's class
- Ricky Gonzalez; Mrs. Laskey's
class Gustavo Aguilar; Ms.
Anderson's class Lashawn
Mosley; Ms. Osuldsen's class -
Joel Pacheco-Ramirez; Ms. Par-
rish's class Kyle Giles and in
Mrs. Bartlett's class Robby
Hays

Second Grade
Mrs. White's reading class is
playing some games to help us
learn our sight words. We are
enjoying sight word bingo, mys-
tery word, peek-a-boo. Word
Wall games and flashcards. All
these games are reinforcing the
sight words that are the founda-
tion of fluent reading!
Mrs. Brady's class proudly
raised $52 for the Tsunami Relief
Fund. Thanks to all the students
and parents who contributed.
We are learning about pollution
in science and as a culminating
activity, our class is going to go
outside and pick up liter around
our school campus! We look for-
ward to doing out part.
Mrs. Reuter's class just com-
pleted the first Trophies book.
"Just For You". We are enjoying
the second book "Banner
Days". We are looking forward to
the new, exciting stories and
what they hold in store for us.


their third theme stories in read-
ing and will be taking the theme
test this week. We are working
on subtraction with regrouping
and will be testing on Chapter 11.
We raised $57 for the Tsunami
Fund. What a thoughtful class!

Fifth Grade
Mrs. Washington's class wish-
es everyone a healthy and pros-
perous New Year. Did you know
that 18/7 is an improper fraction
and 3 Y2 is a mixed number?
Well just ask one of our fifth
grade students and they will tell
you why.
Ms. Kosinski's class has been
working hard on adding/sub-
tracting fractions and reviewing
FCAT strands. We have 17 points
in our FCAT jar so we need 33
more points for our FCAT
rewards. My reading class has
been jumping in the "Outsiders"
by S. E. Hinton. They can't wait
to see if Johny dies, goes to jail
for murder, or survives it all!
What do you think?

Administration
The parents, students and
staff of Everglades Elementary
showed their global community
spirit last week when they,raised
$1,470 in donations for the
O.H.S. Tsunami Relief Fund. We
are so thankful we have such a


Courtesy photo/Everglades Elementary
Students of the week for week of Jan. 24-28 are: first grade students (left to right) Joel
Pacheco-Ramirez, Ricky Gonzalez, Gustavo Aguilar, Robbie Hays, Brian Chapman and
Shawn Mosley.


generous caring group. Your sup-
port will be greatly appreciated
by the needy people half-a-world
away as they rebuild their lives.

Student Council
The Student Council is still
selling "Y'Ties". They are $3 a
pair and there are a variety of col-
ors left. Get them before they are

gone. All proceeds go to support
the Everglades' Student Council.


Literacy Council
The Everglades' Literacy
Council met on Jan. 19 and dis-
cussed many upcoming events.
We chose our next school wide
read alouds they are "Godzilla
Ate My Homework" for K through
second grade and "The Tiger Ris-
ing" for third through fifth grades.
Our next set of "WOW"
words will be provided by the


kindergarten team. Remember
students and parents to use these
weekly words as often as possi-
ble. They should be recorded in
your agenda weekly.
The students at Everglades are
reading to earn enough points to
have Mrs. Ard get slimed get a
pie in her face or get dunked in
the dunk tank or to dress like a
story character. The students will
vote this month.


Obituaries


Robert William Franks
Robert William Franks, age 88,
of Okeechobee, died Jan. 27,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
He moved to Okeechobee in
1972 from Bedford, Ohio. He was
an electronics technician in Cleve-
land, Ohio and was self
employed. His hobbies were
mountain climbing, cave explor-
ing and ham radio. He was a
founder and member of the
Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club
and a member of the Military
Amateur Radio Service. Mr.
Franks was of the Lutheran faith.
He was preceded in death by:
his daughter, Susan Jane Morgan.
Survivors include: his wife,
Dorothea Ellen Franks; son,
William P. Franks; three grand-
children; and, five great-grand-
children .....
Services will be Supday, Feb., 6
ct 2 p.m.:, at f e Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane with
Pastor John C. Hirst officiating.


Douglas M. Hendrix, Sr.
Douglas M. Hendrix, Sr., age
61, of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, Jan. 26, 2005, at his resi-
dence. He was born May 10, 1943,
in Peach Orchard, Mo. Mr. Hen-
drix had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1993. He was of the
Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by:
his brothers, Clayton Hendrix and
Ray Hendrix.
Survivors include: his son,
Douglas Hendrix, Jr. of New
Madrid, Mo.; daughter, Jeanie
Cannon of New Madrid, Mo.;
seven grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and, brothers, Lelan
Hendrix of Campbell, Mo., Mickey
Hendrix of Kansas City, Mo. and
Garry Hendrix of Phoenix, Ariz.
There will be visitation or serv-
ices.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Clark Wayne Lee
Clark Wayne Lee, age 83, of
Okeechobee, died Jan. 28, 2005,
at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born March 9, 1921, in Grant,
Wis. to Samuel and Gertie Lee.
He was the former purchasing
agent for the town of West Palm
Beach before coming to Okee-
chobee. Mr. Lee was of the
Lutheran faith, and was a veteran
of WWII serving in the U.S. Army
for 30 years. He was also a mem-
ber of the Association of Retired
Officers, the Eagles of West Palm
Beach, and the Elks of West Palm
Beach.
He is survived by: his daughter,
Dawn (James) Frazier of Okee-
chobee; son, Larry (Pat) Kelley of
Titusville; five grandchildren; and,
eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be
held at Quattlebaum Funeral
Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave. in
West Palm Beach on Wednes-
day, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. with Pastor


Ben Loyer officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Junior Lee Wofford
Junior Lee Wofford, age 64, of
Okeechobee, died Jan. 30, 2005,
at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born-May 29, 1940, in Fruitland,
N.M. He was a retired journey-
man plumber having come to
Okeechobee from Peoria, Ariz. in
2003. Mr. Wofford served our
country in the U.S. Army and was
a member of the Okeechobee
Moose Lodge where he served as
an officer and held a fellowship
degree.
Survivors include: his wife of
21 years, Ginger Wofford; mother,
Letha Wofford of Glendale, Ariz.;
and, two brothers, Ronald Wof-
ford of Atascadero, Calif. and
Roger Wofford of Glendalet, Ariz.
No services or visitation will


be held.
In lieu of flowers, please make
memorials to the American Can-
cer Society, American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta,


Ga. 30368-2454.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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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.

Scammers
"The driveway scammers are back in town they tell you one
price and then another. Close your doors and call the cops. This is
not asphalt. It is an oil black mess that smells. This is a crime, and
you should report them when they show up at your door."
Film
"This is in regard to deadbeat mothers out there. Sure there are
some deadbeat mothers out there but there are a lot more dead-
beat dads. So I don't understand why you had to watch the stupid
film, but I just thought I would put in my two-cents worth."
Hurricane Damage
"I would like to know who is over the government low-income
apartments? It has recently come to light just how run down these
apartments are and the hurricane damage. The residents are hav-
ing health related issues because of the damage. They have
exposed ceiling rafters inside and their ceilings are falling down.
And the managers are not doing anything about it, so I would like
to know who to contact." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. If the
managers aren't helping, you might start by calling the Okee-
chobeeCountyBuildingDepartientat (863) 763-5548.)
Abortion
"I think people of Okeechobee need to get a clue and stop
killing by abortion. That way, there would be lots of people to
work and make Social Security affordable for all."
Iraq
"I saw in the paper where the president told Iran to butt out of
the elections in Iraq. Why doesn't he practice what he preaches?
Like a couple of years ago when everyone told him to butt out of
Iraq's business."



Community Events

Garage sale helps United Way
Raulerson Hospital will hold a garage sale on Saturday, Feb. 5,
from 8 a.m. until 1. p.m. under a tent in the hospital parking lot.
All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Okeechobee County.
Admission will be a $1 donation to the United Way. There will be
free blood pressure screening. Also being sold will be a donut
and coffee, or a hotdog and coke for $1. For information, call
824-2702.

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

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

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7
p.m. Anyone interested in tracing their family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For more information, call (863) 467-2036.

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

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



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You can help
tsunami victims
As a lifetime resident of Okee-
chobee and someone that is very
much involved with our communi-
ty, I would like to share my
thoughts on an upcoming event
right here in our hometown.
As most of you know our presi-
dent and governor has asked us to
get involved and to help in anyway
that we can with the tsunami vic-
tims. There will be an event held
Feb. 10 13, right here in Okee-
chobee and all profits will be given
to the tsunami victims. The event I
am speaking of is the Bluegrass
Music Tsunami Relief Benefit Festi-
val known last year as the Indian
Mound Bluegrass Festival held
at the Okeechobee Rodeo Arena
on U.S. 441 N.
There will be great entertain-
ment by local and national groups,
several will be donating their time
and talents to this benefit. Even if
you do not like bluegrass music
this is a great time to show your
support.
Vendors are needed and this is a
great time for your church groups,
fire department, police department


and business people to make
arrangements to set up and sell
your merchandise. For additional
information, please contact Marty
Stevens or Don McBrayer at the
Blue Heron Golf Course (863) 467-
4677. Theywill be able to assist you
with ticket sales and vendors set
up, or if you would like to make a
donation or become a volunteer.
I have met the promoters of this
festival and their heart goes out to
these victims as do many of ours. It
has not been that long ago when
Okeechobee residents were vic-
tims and people sent aide to us.
Now it is our turn to help others in
their time of need.
We have gone through a great
devastation here but nothing like
loosing 157,000 plus people. These
people who lost there lives were
someone's mother, father, sister
and brother.
Let us pull together as a com-
munity and show our support and
assist in this great cause. Please do
not let this opportunity pass by
without trying to give back. Every
cent counts and we have to start
somewhere.

Lydia Jean Williams


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back...
This photograph was taken by John Kunkel Small around 1910 from the eastern end of Lake Okeechobee of Cypress
Creek. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring
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Letter to the Editor


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meetingwill 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 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. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tiori 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, call (863) 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 information, 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. Forinformation 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.

Wednesday
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 is invited to participate. For 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet 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.



Crime Prevention Tip

If someone grabs your purse, try to
keep your balance, get away and
shout for help.


Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins Monday, Jan. 31, and will
end Friday, Feb. 11. The book price for the spring sale will be $40.
The final yearbook sale will take place in the days following the
Yearbook Jam, while supplies last. The book price for this final
sale is $45. Only students who have pre-purchased a yearbook in
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.

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

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

Children's Services Council to meet
The Children's Services Council meeting scheduled for Thurs-
day, Jan. 13, has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in
the Superintendent's Office room 308 of Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

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 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 provid-
ed 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 giveaways. This session is in addi-
tion 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 Tech-
nology (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 Tech-
nology 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. Jack-
son, 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 Ameri-
can Legion Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. daily.

Benefit for Camp Wingman planned
A lasagna dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. until
7 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., to benefit
Camp Wingman a fun place for kids to know and grow in
Christ. Camp Wingman was terribly damaged during the hurri-
canes. Lasagna will be prepared by Laura Sims, Tom Murray, Vin
Malone and Diane Kaufman. Dinners will be available for a
donation of $5. Eat in or take out is available. Five dinners or
more will be delivered. For information or to order, call (863)
763-7843 or (863) 357-1713.

Birth defects is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Feb. 5, 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 Hanna
Fink, executive director of March of Dimes South Florida Divi-
sion. The topic will be about birth defects and infant mortality.
For information, contact the March of Dimes at (800) 627-2410.







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Health Briefs


Health and
safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch health and safety
classes for February are: Saturday,
Feb. 5, babysitters training from
8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb.
8, adult CPR/ AED from 6 until 10
p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, infant/child
CPR from 9 a.m. until noon; and
Thursday, Feb. 24, first aid basics
from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is
$25 for the first class and $5 for
each class after that up to three
classes. For information on the
location of the classes or to sign up,
call (863) 763-2488.
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 Asso-
ciation will be holding a free ses-
sion on caring for the caregiver.
This session will be held Thursday,
Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Visiting Nurs-
es Association (VNA), at 208 S.E.


Park St. Laura Zel, LCSW from the
Area Agency on Aging, and Hos-
pice 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 tele-
phone number is (863) 763-4524.
Refreshments 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
Hospice
hosting drive
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411
S.E. Fourth St., will be hosting a
blood drive on Friday, Feb. 18, from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All donors will
have the opportunity to win a
weekly drawing for a Sweetheart's
Package, which includes a pair of
movie tickets, dinner for two and a
floral arrangement. Five winners
will be contacted weekly. For infor-
mation call, Theresa Davis at (863)
467-2321.


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Bill Rose and partner Craig Smith (not pictured) took home
fourth place honors Saturday for their total weight of 13.41
lbs.


Bob Owens showed off two of the fish that gave him and his
partner Fred George (not pictured) first place in the third
annual BLNB bass tourney to benefit the March of Dimes.


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Tim Arnold won big fish honors at the Big Lake National Bank
bass tourney on Saturday. This lunker weighed in at 9.17 Ibs.
Arnold and his teammate Dan Lopez (not pictured) went on
to win the tournament with a total weight of 16.66 lbs.


O.G. & C.C. Results


P.I.G.S. League
Jan. 25: 1. John Moore, 2. Karen
Syjud, Last Place Bruce Syjud.
Closest to the pin (2) Mike Knapp,
(11) Mike Knapp, (8) Nancy
McAlinden and (17) J.W. Cain.
Jan. 26: 1. John Moore, 2. : Joe
Albrechta Last Place John Nickel-


son, Closest to the pin (2) Randy
Ketcherside, (8) Harry White, (11)
Verlie Moore and (17) Bill Beaton.
Jan. 28: 1. Bill Crowder, 2. Sunni
Adams, Last Place Buck Far-
rankoph, Closest to the Pin (2)
Randy Ketcherside, (8) Harry
White, (11) Joe Albrechta and (17)
John Nickelson.


Team of Lopez/Arnold win BLNB bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Bob Owens .and Fred George
were sitting atop the leader board
after weighing in 15.10 lbs. of
bass Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina when Tim Arnold
and Dan Lopez brought their sack
of fish to the scales.
As Arnold bent over and pulled
a big fish candidate from the bag,
everyone knew that first place
was about to be challenged.
Arnold smiled as he showed the
lunker to the crowd.
"Now this is a hawg." he
exclaimed. "We caught the big


one at the Monkey Box on a red
shad worm," he stated.
The big bass weighed in at
9.17 lbs. When added to the rest
of the team's catch, their total
weight jumped to 16.66 lbs giving
them first place and the big fish of
the day. They received a $1,200
first-place check, and an addition-
al $390 for big fish.
Owens and George wound up
taking and were given a check for
$600.
Dennis Wood and Bob Gibson
finished in third with 13.94 lbs.
They received $340 for their
efforts. They also took second big


Quail Creek will host Seminole Cup tournament


Some of the world's best sport-
ing clays shooters representing
nearly every state in the union as
well as competitors from Eng-
land, Canada, Columbia, the
Bahamas and Jamaica will vie
for titles, trophies and cash purses
during the 2005 Seminole Cup
tournament to be held Feb. 21-27
at Quail Creek Plantation.
Tournament founder and
organizer, Seminole Gunworks of
Mimns, anticipates in excess of 500
shooters including such top
tournament shooters such as \\'ill
Fennell, Dan Carlisle, Anthony


Materese, Jeff Vick, Bill McGuire,
Wendall Cherry, Diane Nelson,
Jessica Kent, Debbie Wall, Diane
Sorentino, Tom Mack and Ben
Brunton. Joe Carey, the 2004
national sporting titleholder, will
also be competing.
The tournament, founded in
1994, is a team FITASC qualifier
shoot one of the only shoots in
the country to offer 200 FIT ASC
targets.
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200-bird FITASC event -
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paid entries);
100-bird Compak event -
four layouts shot on one day;
100-bird preliminaries -
(two different prelims). held at
ThunderCros3 Sporting Clays in
Okeechobee.
Quail Creek Plantation,
opened to the public in 2002,
offers shooters the challenge of
sporting clays, expertly designed
and competitively staged to cover
some 40 shooting positions at var-


ious levels of difficulty that
includes a mix of ground stations
and towers.
Featured are two, 14-station
courses and a covered 5-stand.
Quail Creek Plantation will also
host the 2005 Florida'State Cham-
pionship tournament to be held
April 22-24.
For Mhore information on the
2005 Seminole Cup, including
entry fees for events and related
activities, please call, (321) 383-
0047 or to register on-line go to
http://www.seminolegun.com/se
minolecup.htm.


Youth Basketball Results


Jan. 25
10 & Under: Quality Tee's Sun's
30, Masonic Lodge #237 Pistons 26
14 & Under: Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavericks 57, Bronco &
Marvin Sonics 44

Jan. 26
12 & Under: Bruce Homer
Nationwide Magic 26, Spring Gar-
den Chinese Rest. Nets 22


Jan. 29
14 & Under: Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavericks 23, Lefebvre Acci-
dent Team Hawks 20
10 &. Under Quality Tees Suns
23, Big Lake Gazette Heat 22;
Masonic Lodge #237 Pistons 30,
Connemara Ponies Spurs 11
12 & Under: Vinyl Signs &
Images Lakers 44, Bruce Homer
Nationwide Magic 20; MBF Screeris
Bulls 31, Spring Garden Chinese
Rest. Nets 21


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fish of the day honors with an
8.90-lb. Lake Okeechobee large-
mouth.
Fourth place went. to Craig
Smith and Bill Rose for their 13.41
lb. bag of fish that earned them a
check for $200.
A total of 39 boats were
entered in the third annual Big
Lake National Bank bass tourna-
ment to benefit the March of
Dimes.
"Last year we had a lot of
extras planned for the day of the


tournament and, unfortunately,
the weather did not cooperate.
This year we heard that the
weather was supposed to be bad,
so we canceled some of the
extras we had planned,"
explained Kathleen Shatto of
BLNB. "Next year the tournament
will be bigger and better no mat-
ter what the weather. We have
been very lucky with this tourna-
ment. Many local businesses
sponsored us, and we are very
grateful to them."


DAVID HUDDLESTON
9 now located at


' 7:00 a.mrn. 4.00 p.m. Tues. thru Fn.
467-6592 3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza PICrURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER'S REQUEST


LADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

..... IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action
organization and will continue to meet its non-discrimination
and affirmative action obligations by insisting that all contrac-
tors, subcontractors, suppliers and others who do business
with the Cooperative also adhere to strict non-discriminatory
and affirmative action practices.

Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to
insist on full compliance of its Affirmative Action Plan in its
hiring, promotion and other employment practices. The
Cooperative invites and encourages all minority individuals
and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter
bids on contracts for services needed by the Cooperative.

Any minority individual or minority group interested in
participation in any of these activities and needing more infor-
mation about equal opportunities at the Cooperative, may con-
tact L.T. Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action
Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writ-
ing to him at Glades Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 519, Moore
Haven, FL 33471; or by calling him at (863) 946-0061.
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.Electric Cooperative, Inc.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal
financial assistance from the Rural Utility Services, an agency of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provi-
sions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, as
amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the
United States on the basis of race,color, national origin, age, reli-
gion, sex, disability or handicap shall be excluded from participa-
tion in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise
be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's
programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's
non-discrimination compliance efforts is L.T. Todd, General
Manager and CEO of Glades Electric Cooperative: Any individual,
or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has
subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information
about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/,or file a
written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the
Administrator, Rural Utility Services, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimina-
tion. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. Glades
Electric Cooperative, Inc. L.T. Todd, General Manager and CEO.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
1ll.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 28,
through Thursday, Feb. 3, are as fol-
lows:
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.


Briefs

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
items and is currently seeking
such items as baby clothes, furni-
ture, small appliances, tools as
well as golf and fishing equip-
ment. Call Hospice at 467-2321
for pick-up, or deliver items to
411 S.E. Fourth St.

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

Public recycling


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

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. Call Linda
Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-
8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
467-0183.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.'Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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

CHIHUAHUA, Very Small,
Black w/tan spots by ears,
eyes & on legs. REWARD!
863-697-6436/467-4852
Lost: black & white rat terri-
er, answers to Ace, wear-
ing pink collar, REWARD!
(863)763-2987
LOST: Prescription eye-
glasses in dark hard case,
vic. of McDonald's. Re-
ward if returned.
(618)615-1821

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


CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.
CAT Free to a good home
(863)357-1522
or (863)634-6596

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


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


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


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

ALUMINUM INSTALLERS
WANTED:
Screen Porches, FL Rms.,
Carports, Roof overs.
Competitive wages.
Room for advancement.
863-634-4151
Ask For Steve.

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY,
GOOD PAY,
CALL (863)467-2982

CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518
Drug Free Workplace

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.
The Clock Restaurant


DRIVERS
Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
A CDL
.(866)666-8524
Dump Truck
Driver Needed
Clear Class A or B CDL
EOE/DFWP
Apply at
Rock-A-Way Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
(863)763-3143
EXPERIENCED COOK
Immediate Opening @
Crossroad Restaurant.
(863)763-8333.
F/T HELP NEEDED
FOR TREE FARM.
Must Be Bilingual.
863-763-2838
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP
HARDWARE HELPER must
have experience & Yard
helper DFWP apply in per-
. son @ 1601 Hwy 70 East
INSTALLERS:
Experienced Pool
Enclosure Installer
Needed. Top Pay.
Local Work.
Call Mike at: 357-4073.
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
NEW VANITY SALON &
SPA Accepting resume's-
experienced hair dresser's
nail technicians, massage
therapist 3936 SE 18th
Terrace 34974
OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211
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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minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade


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


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


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.
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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


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.


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,
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diate opening for a full time Customer
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through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Good math skills
Knowledge in office procedures:
Phone Etiquette
Payables
Banking/Deposits
Computer Skills
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
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Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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The right applicant will:
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Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
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The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
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Palm City
trucking company
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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.
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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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IMMEDIATE OPENING
METER READER
(For the Okeechobee Utility Authority)

Applicant must be able to perform light
to heavy physical labor, must be able to
work in harmony with other employees
and be courteous to the general public.
Applicant must possess a valid FL
Operators Drivers License (only those with
a clean driving record for the last three
years need apply), have high school
diploma or equivalent, have neat legible
handwriting and average mathematical
skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue,
Okee, FL 34974-4221. Applications will
be taken until position is filled.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE


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RN & LPNs
Needed to work for busy
Home Health Agency.
(877)909-2815


ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
(954)321-0621.


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

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Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
everyday.


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-
Friday bet. 9am-4pm for
information & appt for in-
terview.


PART/TIME OFFICE HELP
NEEDED- For Aluminum
Screen Company. Excellent
phone skills & knowledge
of computers a must. Call
Mike at: 357-4073.


STORE MANGER/SALES
HELP WANTED 6:30am-
4:30pm every Sat & Sun in
Stuart 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


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4110
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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


READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


Merchandise



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,5i60
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 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 6401
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700)
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER good
cond. commercial w/heat
good bargain $500
(863)467-5585

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2V2 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

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
RANGE, Magic Chef, Elec-
tric. Excellent condition.
$75 (863)357-3650

REFRIGERATOR
whirlpool never been used
Good bargain $400
(863)467-5585
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

SCHWINN 1955:
Collector's Item. All original
Only $1100
863-467-5756



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

CHAIN LINK FENCE,
5 Rolls, 6 ft. high
450 ft minimum. $225
(863)763-2692
WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
LEATHER JACKET
Grey 34 length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550
MEANS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339





MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.



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


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, solid
cherry, w/4 chairs, mint
cond., $125. (863)763-
6843
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made

in New Your. Good cond.
$200 (863)357-2233
DRESSER, 9 drawer & AR-
MOIRE, 4 drawer, $150.
(863)467-1619

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
HIDE A BED
6/2', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
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
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
SOFABED, light floral, like
new, bed never been used,
$300. (863)763-3901

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 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.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.


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.



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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.
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
CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
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






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
PIANO & CHURCH STYLE
ORGAN, w/foot pedals &
benches. $300 will sell
sep. (863)763-7664



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

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.



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 Amp. $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
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233
TOOLBOX
Diamond plated
almost new $150 firm
(863)763-8054
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547


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



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


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


w' ,


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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-45
Farm Equipment 905
Farm Feed Products 10
Farm Miscellaneous i 5
Farm Produce 20
Farm Services
Offered 8.25
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies ,' 5
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry,'Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants
Flowers 865



Case DO 1939, big & beau-
tiful, 1st $2500 takes it.
(863)467-4328





I .' LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
^ 863-673-1491


REGISTERED PASO FINO
gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500
(863)843-2495
STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 4/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.



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


Rentals |



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 9-5
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960

-'inf'f^m~


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





OAKLAKE- 2BR, 2BA
1300 sq. ft., remodeled,
$950/mo, 1st/last, $500
sec. (863)467-5965.
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
RENTAL HOUSE R.O.K.
Advantage Properties, 28R,
1 BA, Full Kit. L/R, 2 Horse
stables, fenced acreage.
$900. mo. Call 1 Oam-6pm
772-597-0871.



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


COUPLE, W/2 sm dogs
looking for a rental w/in 10
mi radius of Okee. 2BR, is
preferred 863-261-1968.



Vacation Rental 60' TRL.
Furn. Lakeside on Canal
1BR. Adults only $600
mon. (863)467-1530


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl10B





Two Acres approx.
commercial land, on
441, $295,000 & MH
on .31 acres waterfront,
$149,000.
Call 813-469-5432





BLUE CYPRESS, 2004
Chariot 12x35 Park Model,
Lot sz. 50x100. $40,500
863-763-9464 after 5:30p

Lake Okee. Access Canal
10 min to lock. 5 yrs. old.
3br, 2V2 ba., gar., fence,
FP, Wood Flooring, Deck,
Fans, Vertical Blinds. Open
2-3pm. (863)467-2274



Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


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



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


Taylor Creek Isles: Water-
front, Lake acces.. 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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000

Brand new 2BR/2BA Mo-
bile Home on lot in Treas-
ure Island, $95,000.
(863)763-5582

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


Okeechobee


News


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


HANDYMAN NEEDED

Must Be Reliable & Experienced
w/own tools and transportation.
Competitive Wages.
Call Joe @
863-243-9177 (Cell)
I- Okeechobee ]"








10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 1, 2005


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
(863)824-6720
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
16.5ft, 85HP Merc, stain-
less steel prop & tilt,
$2500. (863)763-3120.
CANOE 16'
Light weight, good
condition, $250
(863)763-4982 .
CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p
***-****

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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.,
21/2 yr. warranty, $10,500.
(863)763-1020


CRUISEMASTER 1990
28/2 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


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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



OUTBOARD MOTOR, '82
Johnson, 35hp, w/
controls & gas tank, $630.
(863)634-4106


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, 6V2 industrial Honda
Motors. From Ft. Pierce
Grand Prix. $600/both
or will sep. 863-261-2263



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3 Wheeler, Excellent condi-
tion. Very fast! $1500
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curtains looks & runs great
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Cars 4li0j5
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment ,1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/o tons, $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

FORD ESCORT 95' Wagon
LX 47k. mi. clean exc.
cond. $2500 or best offer
(863)467-1355
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 91,
All power. Auto. Motor &
Trans. run great! $950 or
best offer. 863-357-9947

Lincoln Town Car, '92,
loaded, runs great, cold
air, new tires, $1800 neg.
(863)467-9470/447-1047

MAZDA 626 1993: 106 K
mls., 5 spd., new cv axles,
30 mpg., 1 Owner. $1600
(863)357-5832

Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.

OLDSMOBILE 1987,
runs good. $2,500 firm.
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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 -


lAutomobiles 47005]


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
whi dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whl dr., no air, $2000.
(863)634-3159

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


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

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
HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
(863)635-5186.
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
WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


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


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

DODGE DAKOTA 01'
Extended cab overhead v-8
$9700 (863)697-0019
or 763-1187

DODGE EXT CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton, 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
$7500 (863)697-0192.

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

TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.

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


8 Horse gooseneck trl.
$1600
(863)467-7057


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

ENCLOSED BOX TRL.
6x10 exc. cond.
$2000
(863)357-5754

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


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low mi., mint cond., one
owner, TV & VCR, $7000.
(863)467-5882

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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 550I


Change in Location for
School Board Meeting
The February School Board Meeting
will be held in the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Auditorium lo-
cated at 610 S.W. 2nd Avenue
(between the Freshmao Campus
and School Board Administration
the public
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
550605 ON 2/1,7/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-319
BERNELL BROWN and LYNN
BROWN, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
'PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife, if living, and if
dead, their unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assigned, credi-
tors, lienors and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against said De-
fendants, and all other parties
claiming or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the
subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title to the follow-
ing described property in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, to-wit: -
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 6, ORANGE
BLOSSOM RANCHES, according
to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, page 9 of the public
records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY, III, of CONELY &
CONELY, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By /S/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550753 ON 2/1 815 22/05
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004-CP-010
In Re: The Estate of
LORNA JEAN MARSHALL,
a/k/a LORNA J. MARSHALL,
a/k/a LORNA MARSHALL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LORNA JEAN MARSHALL, a/k/a
LORNA J. MARSHALL, a/k/a LOR-
NA MARSHALL, deceased, whose
date of death was December 15.
2004, and whose Social Secunty
Number is 369-22-9266, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court lor Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
wi this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is February 1, 2005.
Janice Siconolfi
Personal Representative
28612 Parkwood
Inkster, MI 48141
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
y Tom W. Conely, III
FL Bar No. 096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
550749 on 2/1,8/05


Pets gone wild: Iguanas threaten Florida ecosystem


By Chuck Woods
University of Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE -
Brought into Florida as pets, igua-
nas are a good example of how
exotic animals can become a nui-
sance in the state, says a Universi-
ty of Florida pest management
specialist. ,
Pet iguanas that have escaped
or been released are now well
established throughout South
Florida and can be found as far
north as the Tampa Bay area, said
Bill Kern, an assistant professor of
entomology with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Florida's subtropical climate
allows these large herbivorous
(plant-eating) lizards to survive,
reproduce and become a perma-
nent part of the environment," he
said. "As a result, tens of thou-
sands of iguanas are multiplying
in South Florida."
Three large members of the
iguana family are common the
green iguana (Iguana iguana), the
Mexican spiny-tailed iguana
(Ctenosaura pectinata) and the
black spiny-tailed iguana
(Ctenosaura similis).
"Adult iguanas are large, pow-
erful animals that can bite, cause
severe scratch wounds with their
extremely sharp claws and deliver
a painful slap with their tail," Mr.
Kern said. "These reptiles usually
avoid people, but will defend
themselves against people and
pets who try to catch or corner
them."
Wild adult iguanas, which can
be dangerous, never tame suffi-
ciently and rarely make accept-
able pets, he said.
Damage caused by iguanas
includes eating valuable land-
scape plants, shrubs and trees as
well as orchids and many other
flowers. Iguanas do not eat citrus,
but they like dooryard fruit such
as berries, figs, mangoes, toma-
toes, bananas and lychees, Mr.
Kern said.
Mike Maunder, director of
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
in Coral Gables, said hundreds of
iguanas in its garden are a major
problem because they feed on
important plant collections.
"Iguanas will climb trees to
feed, and young specimen trees
have been badly damaged and in
some cases killed," he said. "Our
historic hibiscus garden was
grazed to the ground and has been
moved.to possibly a safer location.
The impact of these herbivorous
animals in a botanic garden cannot
be sustained '-- five large iguanas
eat as much as one sheep!" -
Mr. Maunder said their plant col-
lection will be subject to continual
damage from iguanas until an
effective and humane manage-
ment system can be initiated.
Iguanas also dig burrows that
undermine foundations and side-
walks, Mr. Kern said. Iguana bur-


rows next to seawalls cause ero-
sion. and eventual collapse of the
walls. Droppings from iguanas lit-
ter areas and may be a source of
salmonella bacteria, which caus-
es food poisoning.
Alligators, dogs, raccoons and
birds of prey are probably the only
natural enemies of iguanas in the
suburban environments of South
Florida. Automobiles and people
are the main cause of mortality of
adult iguanas, he said.
In tropical America, large pred-
ators such as ocelots, pumas,
jaguars, anacondas and boa con-
strictors eat iguanas. Iguana meat
is considered a delicacy by people
in Central and South America.
Mr. Kern said it is illegal to
release any exotic animal in Flori-
da, including iguanas. Because
they are not native to Florida, they
are not protected in the state -
except by anti-cruelty laws.
Green iguanas are listed by the
Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species
because of their economic impor-
tance and over-harvest for the pet
trade. In Florida, all captured igua-
nas must be kept in captivity as


pets or captive breeding stock, or
must be destroyed. They cannot
be released into the wild, he said.
Iguanas, which are considered
exotic unprotected wildlife, can
be captured and removed by
property owners from their own
property at any time without spe-
cial state or federal permits, Kern
said. Some counties or municipal-
ities may have passed statutes
that protect these invasive exotics,
so check with local authorities
before removing iguanas.
They may be caught by hand,
noose pole, net or trap. Only live
traps and snares are legal in Flori-
da. Babies can be sold or given to
pet stores or exotic pet whole-
salers.
"When temperatures drop
below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, cold-
stunned iguanas can sometimes
be simply picked from branches or
picked up off the ground after they
fall from trees," he said.
Mr. Kern, a vertebrate pest
management expert at UF's Fort
Lauderdale Research and Educa-
tion Center, said male iguanas are
territorial against other males, but
are not territorial against females


and juveniles.
"These large lizards like to
bask in the sun on sidewalks,
docks, seawalls, landscape tim-
bers and open mowed areas," he
said. "If frightened, green iguanas
and basilisks dive into water,


making them very difficult to cap-
ture., Spiny-tailed iguanas usually
retreat into their burrows."
While adult iguanas prefer
feeding on foliage, flowers and
fruit, they will occasionally eat
animal material such as insects,


lizards and other small animals,
nestling birds and eggs. Juveniles
eat more insects, and hatchling
green iguanas eat the droppings
of adult iguanas to acquire the gut
bacteria they need to digest plant
material, Kern said.


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Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS/Thomas Wright
Iguanas are a good example' of how exotic animals can
become a nuisance in Florida. Damage caused by iguanas
includes eating valuable landscape plants, shrubs and trees
as well as orchids and many other flowers.






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-307
DEWEY A. LIGHTSEY and RUTH T.
LIGHTSEY, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE SUE
BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE
SUE BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following described property
in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-
wit:
Lots 93 and 94, TREASURE IS-
LAND UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 39, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast comer of
said Lot 94; thence bear South
5817'57" West, along the South
boundary line of said Lot 94, for
a distance of 16.99 feet to a
point; thence bear South
8958'17" West for a distance of
83.05 feet to the intersection
with the West boundary line of
said Lot 94; thence bear North
00*09'29" East, along said West
boundary line for a distance of
90.00 feet to appoint; thence bear
North 8958'25" East, along
North of and parallel with the
North boundary line of said Lot
94, for a distance of 110.09 feet
to the intersection with the West
right-of-way line of Southeast
38th Avenue, being also the East
boundary line of said Lot 93;
thence bear South 00'29'48"
West, along said West right-of-
way line, and along said East
boundary line for a distance of
15.10 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 93, being also the
Northeast comer of said Lot 94,
.and being also the point-of-cur-
vature of a curve concave to the
Southeast and having for its ele-
ments a radius of 50.00 feet and
a central angle of 84'26'06";
thence along said curve, along
the East boundary line of said Lot
94, and continuing along said
West right-of-way line, for an arc
length of 73.68 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER
WITH 1973 NEWM Mobile Home
bearing ID #2701110 and Flori-
da Title #5827471
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY III, of CONELY &
CONELY P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550782 ON 2/1,8,15,22/05

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