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Okeeco bee i wa


Vol. 96 No. 33 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 50N Plus tax


Brief

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

Inside

Central excited
about math
First graders read about
Groundhog Day. Then we all
watched to see what he would
say this year. We've also read
different books about Curious
George, the monkey and his
friend, the man with the yellow
hat. Everyone enjoyed our trip
to the Dolly Hand Theatre to see
the stage performance "Curious
George". Our Students of the
Week are: Dylan McClanahan,
Marisa Tijerina, Adrian Vasquez,
Heaven Feltenberger, Maria
Montoya, Maria Virto, Matthew
Coleman, Logan Laskey, Dami-
an Deck, Makayla Underwood,
Ricardo Rodriguez, Julia Her-
rera, Marcos Jimenez, Kayla
Hood, Alexis Muller, and Marc
Rivas. Happy Birthday to Tyler
Selph, Maggie Escamilla, Brett
Herbst, Julia Herrera and Jor-
dan Lawlis.
Page 3
Jacksonville
seeks image boost
JACKSONVILLE Lito
Sheppard's answer made Super
Bowl planners cringe.
"There's not much to talk
about," the Philadelphia Eagles
defensive back said when asked
to comment on his Jacksonville
hometown, the site of Sunday's
Super Bowl XXXIX.
The diss by Tony Kornheiser
was much more biting. The
Washington Post sportswriter
and ESPN personality devoted a
column last week to trashing
the city.
Sports, Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 449
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


15.22 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.40 feet
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Long time coming: Vet to become VFW member


Sian pr-,coic Lorna Jablonski
Sabrina and James Leach are looking forward to Mr. Leach finally receiving his well-
earned medals. They will be presented to him at a formal ceremony at the VFW Post
#10539 on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m.

Vet gets medals 35 years late


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
James Laverne Leach will be
honored this Sunday at VFW Post
#10539 by receiving long overdue
medals that he earned while serv-
ing in the United States Army in
Vietnam from 1969-1971.
He will also become an official
member of the Post.
But Mr. Leach will not be able to
see the Bronze Star; the Air Medal;
the Army Commendation Medal
with "V" for heroism; the National
Defense Service Medal with four
bronze service stars; the Combat
Infantryman Badge First Award;
the Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Ribbon with device; and the Marks-
man Badge with Machine Gun Bar
and Rifle Bar-- he's blind.
Mr. Leach has lost his eyesight
to glaucoma.
Mr. Leach is Okeechobee born
and bred. He attended Okee-
chobee High School before being
drafted into the Army in 1969. The
55-year old (soon to be 56 on Feb.
10) vividly remembers what took
place back in '69.
"I was drafted right out of high
school. I never did graduate. They
sent me directly to the induction
center in Miami," recalled Mr.
Leach. "From there they put me on
a bus to Ft. Jackson, S.C., where I
went through basic and advanced
infantry training. From there I was
See Vet-Page 2


Veach resigns



post with city


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee City Adminis-
trator Bill
Veach has
given his 30-
day notice of
resignation
to Mayor
James Kirk
and city offi-
cials.
"I've had
a very enjoy-
able experi- Bill Veach
ence in
Okee-
chobee," said Mr. Veach.
"While I've got an opportunity
for professional growth it's not
an easy decision to make to
leave Olkeechobee. I've worked
for and with some very fine
people in Okeechobee."
Mr. Veach has accepted the


position of city manager in Fla-
gler Beach and will begin work
there on March 1.
Flagler Beach is a beach
community just north of Day-
tona. It is a full service city with
public services, police, fire and
utilities.
A city manager has more
control than a city administra-
tor, including the hiring and fir-
ing of department heads. In a
city administrator form of gov-
ernment, these tasks are done.
by the city council.
Mr. Veach told Mayor Kirk of
his resignation on Friday.
"He has done an excellent
job with us," said Mayor Kirk. "I
would rate him as good as we
ever had."
Mr. Veach said Mayor Kirk
and the city council members
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James Laverne Leach will finally receive eight medals
that he earned during the Vietnam War. They are (top
row) the Combat Infantryman Badge First Award; (sec-
ond row, left to right) the Army Commendation Medal
with letter "V" device for heroism; the Bronze Star
Medal and the Air Medal; (third row) the Republic of
Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with device (1960); (fourth
row, left to right) Vietnam Service medal with four
bronze service stars and the National Defense Service
Medal; and, (bottom row) Marksman Badge with
machine gun bar and rifle bar.


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

Index
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Comics ........... 11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 12
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ 10
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Who speaks for the kids? '


MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
Do you remember when you
were little, say, about 5 years
old, and were in a strange new
place and how very small you
felt? Imagine now that there are
lots of big people in suits and
big policemen in uniforms with
guns and the rooms are very,
very big.
When children are involved
with the courts and police and
have to talk to adults they don't
know -judges, social workers,
etc. it's very, very scary busi-
ness.
From abuse, to neglect,
abandonment and custody dis-
putes, children who have com-
mitted no crime are involved
with the legal system. They have
no voice in court unless there is
one person who cares enough


to listen to them and to speak to
the court for them. These peo-
ple trained volunteers are
called Guardians ad Litem
(Guardian). They are appointed
by the court and speak only for
the child so that the child's best
interests will be heard.
Each "circuit" or court dis-
trict needs Guardians to speak
for the children there. But much
of the time, children have no
one. The need for Guardians is
great.
Okeechobee County has 124
children from 65 families need-
ing guardians, but only three
Guardians to serve them. In
Glades County, three children
need Guardians but there
isn't a Guardian in all of Glades
County. In Hendry County, 15
children need Guardians but
only four are available.
"The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram was reorganized two


years ago, said Guardian Beth
Mackenzie, assistant program
director for the 19th Circuit
Court Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram. "We are more active
now. We have more of a voice
with the courts. "Children faced
with the stresses of a situation
that requires court attention can
be permanently damaged."
"Since Guardians are volun-
teers, judges listen; since (they
are) volunteers, Guardians are
impartial," said Mary Ann
Brownstein, a Guardian who
works for the 20th Circuit Court
(Glades and Hendry counties).
She also recruits volunteers
for the Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram.
"Parents have their attor-
neys, the kids have me," she
added.
Public-spirited employers
See Speaks Page 2


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
Guardian ad Litem Beth Mackenzie (left), and Judge Shirley
Brennan (right), are looking for volunteers to help children
that have become involved in the court system through no
fault of their own.


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OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption 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.

Junk collector
gets prison term
SANFORD A man who
defied Seminole County officials
for more than 13 years by refusing
to remove airplane parts and other
junk from his yard was sentenced
to three years in prison.
Alan Wayne Davis, 49, had been
placed on house arrest in Septem-
ber after serving nearly a year in
prison for illegal dumping and cre-
ating and maintaining a public nui-
sance.
Davis, a mechanic and welder,
claims he's the victim of a govern-
ment conspiracy and that he's
merely fighting to protect his prop-
erty rights. He was an artist, he
insisted, and the pieces of junk
were his supplies.
But neighbors and officials said
Davis' lawn is an eyesore and he's
flaunted the law for years. Once,
when a judge ordered him to move
the trash, he put it on his roof.

Moving company
owner goes to jail
MIAMI The owner of several
moving companies and one of his
claims representative were sen-
tenced for a scheme that lured cus-
tomers with low estimates and
then fraudulently inflated the price
by withholding delivery until cus-
tomers paid the higher bill, prose-
cutors said Monday
The scheme cost more than
1,000 victims about $1.8 million
over two years, according to the
U.S. Attorney's Office.
Yair Malol, owner and president
of Majesty Moving and Storage,
America's Best Movers, My Best
Movers and Apollo Van Lines, was
sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years in
prison and three years probation.
Malol was also ordered to forfeit
his assets, which totaled more than
$115,000, and return to his native
Israel after completing his sen-
tence.
The moving companies are no
longer operating.
Jennifer Tafuri-Vakin, a claims
representative and secretary, was
sentenced to six months in jail and
three months probation.

Asst. attorney
general mugged
TAMPA An assistant state
attorney general was hit with pep-
per spray and mugged after he
called an escort service to a hotel,
police said.
Assistant Attorney General John
Rimes was beaten and robbed of
about $500 on Thursday while
staying at the Hilton Tampa Airport
Westshore, according to a Tampa
police report released Monday.
Rimes, 54, was treated at St.
Joseph's Hospital until Sunday,
hospital officials said.
The police report states that two
women arrived at Rimes' hotel
room late Thursday after he called
an escort service for female com-
panionship.
Someone later knocked on his
hotel room door. Rimes saw a well-
dressed man through the peephole
and opened the door, police said.
That's when the man used pep-
per spray on Rimes, beat him and
took the money, police said.
Attorney General Charlie Crist
said he will ask the inspector gen-
eral of his office to look into the
incident.

Sailor dies
in Iraq attack
JACKSONVILLE A Navy
sailor who lived in Jacksonville
before joining the military was
killed in an attack on the U.S.
Embassy in Iraq, the Department
of Defense said.


Navy Lt. Cmdr. Keith E. Taylor,
47, died Saturday when a rocket hit
an office at the embassy in Bagh-
dad, a Department of Defense
news release stated Monday.
Taylor was assigned to Com-
mander, U.S: Naval Forces, Central
Command, Iraq Detachment, the
release said.
Taylor lived in Irvine, Calif., but
grew up in Jacksonville. He gradu-
ated from Sandalwood High
School in 1975 before joining the
Navy.
Taylor had five weeks left on a
six-month deployment and is sur-
vived by a wife and three children,
according to First Coast News.


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may allow, or even encourage, its
employees to volunteer partic-
ularly where the need is great.
"State employees are allowed
paid time off to be guardians
because the State of Florida rec-
ognizes the need," said Judge
Shirley Brennan of the 19th Cir-
cuit in Okeechobee County. "We
are asking the public, 'if you have
a few hours a week of free time,
search your hearts and be a
child's voice to the court.'"
The program matches
Guardians with children, depend-
ing on personalities and the
amount of time a volunteer
Guardian can commit. Staff mem-


f, -


bers are available to assist
Guardians with tasks as needed
- report writing, home visits and
school visits.
"But by law, staff cannot act as
a child's Guardian," Judge Bren-
nan pointed out. "Guardians real-
ly make a difference in the life of a
child. In the eyes of a child, there
is no age. Anyone who cares can
be a Guardian."
To volunteer or for more infor-
mation, call Jennifer Manis at the
Guardian ad Litem Program office
(772) 785-5804.
For general information about
the State of Florida's Guardian ad
Litem Program, there is also a
website: www.gal.fl.gov.
Editor's Note: Post your com-
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Sexual Predator Notification


Michael Edward Waldron is
a white male, born May 12,
1981. He is 5 foot, 9-inches tall
and resides at 1691 S.W. 11th
St in Okeechobee. He has blue
eyes and brown hair.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is disclosing
this information to the public
in order to enhance public
safety, awareness, and protec-
tion. This information is not
intended to increase fear:
rather it is this agency's belief
that an informed public is a
safer public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the informa-


Michael Edward Waldron
tion to threaten, intimidate, or
harass offenders will not be
tolerated, in any manner.


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sent to Vietnam.
"I was with the 1st Battalion of
the 8th Cavalry. I arrived in Bien
Hoa for two weeks jungle training.
From that point, I was sent all over
the map. I was in TraVinh, Quan
Loi and Bo Duc on the Cambodian
border. I was injured several times
while there, but never was sent
home. They patched me up and
put me back to work, which is why
I never received a Purple Heart. I
carried an M60 machine gun and
was the point on almost all the mis-
sions we went on," he added.
Mr. Leach was released from
the military in 1971.
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service, I noticed that there were
some awards'and medals listed on
my DD214 (military release
papers) that I had not received. I
contacted the Department of the
Army and they told me they would
look into the matter and send me
my medals. I never heard from
them again," he explained.
After a recent visit to a VA Hos-
pital, he mentioned to officials
there that he had never received
the medals listed on his DD214
form. At that time, he was given a
phone number to the National Per-
sonnel Records Center in St. Louis,
Mo.
He made the call and explained
the situation to them. They, in turn,
sent him a letter and form. He had
someone fill out the form for him
and returned it.
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receiving the medals in about four
weeks.
After receiving the medals, he
contacted Post #10539, and Post
Commander Jim Shaffer told him
the Post wanted to formally present
the medals to him.
After he was discharged from
military service, Mr. Leach
returned to Okeechobee with
plans on becoming a police officer.
"I had taken police courses
while in the service. I really wanted
to come back to Okeechobee and
become a policeman, but at that
time there was no place for me
here. I was told that I could get on
the force in Sebring, but I wanted
to stay in Okeechobee," he said. "I
love it here. I was born here and
grew up here. I didn't want to
leave.
"So, I was lucky enough to
meet Mr. Danny Enfinger of Superi-
or Water. He gave me a job and
was very good to me. I worked for
Mr. Enfinger for about 11 years,
until I finally had to retire because
of the loss of my eyesight," contin-
ued the veteran.
"Mr. Leach is like the Energizer
Bunny he just kept going and
going and going," said Mr. Enfin-
ger. "He was one of the hardest
working people I've ever had
working for me. If he hadn't lost his
eyesight, he would still be here. He
constantly went above and beyond
the call of duty. He is such a nice
guy and has never let his handicap
get him down. He has such a posi-
tive attitude. He even ran for city
council in 1995.
"There is nothing that I would-
n't do for him," stated Mr. Enfinger.
Mr. Leach has, indeed, led a full
life here in Okeechobee. He had a
job that he loved, had eight chil-
dren Dorsena Johnson, Sheila
Bradley, LeeAnn Leach, Chandra
Wingfield, Zelda McQueen, God-
frey Wingfield, Alias Wingfield and
Xavier Leach and 16 grandchil-
dren.
On Sunday, his wife Sabring
and his children will finally get to
see him receive the recognition
and thanks he deserved 35 years
ago when he receives his medals
and formally becomes a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Winning Lottery
Numbers

MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
5-5-0
Play 4
7-5-1-3
Fantasy 5
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were listed as references on his
applications.
Mr. Veach said he put out four
or five applications.
He learned of the position in
Flagler Beach through an Interna-
tional City/County Managers
Association Bulletin.
In August 2004 Mr. Veach start-
ed looking for another job when
he became aware he would be
working without a contract while
it was being negotiated by the
mayor.
Last Thursday, Mr. Veach had
the interview in Flagler Beach.
Mr. Veach has served as the
city administrator for the past five
years. During his tenure in Okee-
chobee, the city has built a new
commerce center and secured
the first business to locate there.
He has also overseen the con-


The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence imposed on them by
the courts. They are not want-
ed by the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is
now better informed.
Waldron was convicted of
Lewd & Lascivious Molestation-
Offender over 18 Years of Age
Victim-Under 12 Years of Age. If
you have any questions regard-
ing this bulletin contact Michele
or Connie at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at 763-
3117 extension 240 or website
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us


struction of a new police station,
renovation of the fire station, the
building of a new city park and
the renovation of five other parks
within the city. A downtown reno-
vation project is nearing comple-
tion, as well.
Under Mr. Veach's watch, the
city significantly stepped up its
code enforcement activities,
developed a step-pay plan for city
employees and strengthened
working relationships with the
county, state and federal govern-
ment.
"Shawn (Mr. Veach's wife) and
I will miss the daily interaction
with family and the many friends
we have in Okeechobee," said Mr.
Veach. "However, in my profes-
sion, every so often you have to
answer when opportunity
knocks. This is an exciting oppor-
tunity in Flagler Beach."
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Central excited about Marvelous Math Extravaganza!


First grade
First graders read about
Groundhog Day. Then we all
watched to see what he would
say this year. We've also read dif-
'ferent books about Curious
George, the monkey and his
friend, the man with the yellow
hat. Everyone enjoyed our trip to
the Dolly Hand Theatre to see the
stage performance "Curious
George". Our Students of the
Week are: Dylan McClanahan,
Marisa Tijerina, Adrian Vasquez,
'Heaven Feltenberger, Maria Mon-
toya, Maria Virto, Matthew Cole-
man, Logan Laskey, Damian
Deck, Makayla Underwood,
Ricardo Rodriguez, Julia Herrera,
Marcos Jimenez, Kayla Hood,
Alexis Muller, and Marc Rivas.
Happy Birthday to Tyler Selph,
.Maggie Escamilla, Brett Herbst,
Julia Herrera and Jordan Lawlis.
Second grade
In second grade, students
'have been working hard on
'learning about money, telling
,time, and elapsed time. For some
:students, these skills can be very
difficult to master. However, with
:the extra help from home, stu-
:dents have shown noticeable
:improvement. Students have also
'been hard at work on their narra-
tive writings.
In the bilingual classrooms,
,students are learning about the
'differences between Arctic and
Antarctic animals. In Spanish,
'students have put their creative
'minds together to create 'Fund
:Raising' posters on behalf of the
'tsunami victims in Asia. Their
,posters had to include answers to
interrogative words: who, what,
where, why, how much, and
why?
This week's Students of the
Week are: Taylor Trent, April
Floyd, Alyssa Deese, Matthew
McClanahan, C.W Simpson and
Thomas Valdez. Congratulations
to all of these students for doing
their best and showing exempla-
ry behavior.
Fourth grade
The fourth graders are ready
for the FCAT writing assessment
in a few weeks. Each child has


been given lessons on editing,
using their time wisely, and ways
to create excitement when they
open a story or written exposito-
ry. The students have also
increased their working vocabu-
lary with a word of the day since
September and juicy words are
reviewed and used all the time.
The students have pulled togeth-
er and increased their grade aver-
age and we have almost obtained
our goal in each category. Way to
go!
Parents, it is very crucial that
your student knows his or her
multiplication facts automatical-
ly. For example, when given a
fact, your child should respond
with the answer back to you
within 3-4 seconds. It is very
important! Multiplication is the
basis to be successful in calculat-
ing fractions, decimals, and
understanding measurement.
The students have been using
their fingers to help them remem-
ber their facts; however, that also
shows us that your child does not
have them memorized. There
will be a few students who may
continue to struggle with their
facts. We understand that; how-
ever, the majority of the students
need to memorize their facts. We
need your help. Check your child
today and see how she or he is
doing. And yes, we do need to
learn our facts up to the twelve
tables.
We are also excited about the
upcoming Marvelous Math
Extravaganza! Your child will be a
part of a rotating classroom and
our recess time will be adjusted a
little bit. Each child will rotate
around to the other fourth grade
teachers and, we will spend an


intense week working on meas-
urement, geometry, decimals,
and fractions. You can help at
home ask your child 'what and
where' your child is beginning
Feb. 14, and help your child to
review each night. Mr. Goff will
be doing a special unit on meas-
urement; Mrs. Tedders will work
with fractions; Mrs. Pritchard will
work on Geometry; and, Mrs.
Davis will work on decimals.
Mr. Bodenmiller's class this
week will be covering "rhythm
and rhyme" and "simile and
metaphor" in preparation for'the
reading portion of the FCAT Test.
In mathematics, we are convert-
ing fractions into decimals and

we have just begun our unit on
the solar system in science. Over
the course of the school year, I
have discovered that my students
are huge science fiction fans, so
any conversation concerning the
solar system and planets has their
full attention. Finally, in social
studies, students will be asked to
use their imaginations by writing
an essay depicting themselves as
either Amelia Earhart or Charles
Lindbergh on their first flight
across the Atlantic Ocean. Since
we have some very creative
minds in the class, responses
should be both interesting and
entertaining.
The students inr Mr. Goff's
class have been working hard on
fine tuning their writings for the
FCAT Writes test coming up on
Feb. 8. Each one of the students
has chosen three really descrip-
tive words of the day that they like
and can use correctly in both the
expository and narrative writings.
The students are doing really well
at telling what type of writing they
are being asked to do. Most stu-
dents are getting really good at
using figurative language in their
writings to make them more
exciting. In science, we have fin-
ished up our unit on rocks and
minerals. In math, we have fin-
ished up chapter nine which was
on writing and solving equations.
We will be quickly working
through chapter 10 which is mul-
tiplying with two and three digit
numbers. In social studies, the
students have been learning
about what colonial life in Florida


was like. Our recent Students of
the Week have been: Kristian Ver-
gara, Al'avis Brashford, and Bran-
don Chandler. Congratulations to
these students for showing great
panther behavior in the class-
room, hallways, and playground.
Keep up the good work!
Mrs. Pritchard's. class contin-
ues to work very hard and she is
very proud of the growth that the
class has made in writing. The
class also has achieved over 500
A/R points; therefore, a cookie
decorating party is in line for a
reward. Happy Belated Birthday
to Caitlyn Stripling and congrats
to recent Students of the Month:
Garrett Huston, Kylie Shirley,
Shamarah Shanks, and Katlynn
Green. The students are begin-
ning a unit on explorers and
wrote some excellent reflections
after some class discussion about
Martin Luther King. The class is
also very excited about a few
more students getting published
in the KIDS POST. PS, congrats to
Hunter, Vanessa, Brooke, and
Shannon for working on a book
club or two. And, who will win
the "Facts on the Brain" tourney?
What will the winning prize be?
Stay tuned!
Congratulations to Mrs. Davis'
Students of the Week! They
include Brett Peterson, Nicky Bar-
letto, and Oscar Tinajero! We
have just finished an exciting unit
on space and can't wait to study
about matter! We are also look-
ing forward to showing what
great writers we have in our class
on the FCAT Florida Writes!
Mrs. Tedders' class has
jumped feet first into reviewing
and practicing for the upcoming
FCAT assessments. Writing and
math tutoring classes are being
offered for those students need-
ing and wanting additional help
with skills. Additionally, we have


been reviewing specifically for
our writing assessment in Febru-
ary by working in small groups to
practice spicing up sentences,
putting together interesting intro-
ductions, and writing convincing
conclusions. In other classes we
have begun new units: Science -
Weather Conditions; Social Stud-
ies Newcomers to Florida; Math
- Number Theory; and in reading
we are finishing up Theme III by
reviewing skills such as com-
pare/contrast, cause/effect and
summarizing. We are continuing


the reading of a class novel dur-
ing remediation to put some of
the skills we have learned
throughout the year into action.
Mr. Schlabach's class this
week will be working more on
maps. We are going over the
parts of a map. We are also work-
ing on directions. I will be intro-
ducing photosynthesis in science.
We will also be going over plant
parts. In math, we will be testing
our multiplication facts and story
problems. We will also be testing
on Turtle Bay for reading.


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Legion seeks pageant entries


The, 35th annual "Miss Ameri-
can Legion Post 64" Beauty
Pageant will be held on Friday,
Feb. 4, at 8.p.m., at the American
Legion Hall. This pageant is a
tradition of the American Legion
Free Fair, which dates back for
over three decades. There is no
entry fee for the contest and con-
testants must be in ninth


through 12th grade, attending
either Okeechobee High School
or the Freshman Campus, be
female, unmarried and have no
children. The American Legion
queen will receive a $50 cash
prize, crown, banner, and tro-
phy, as well as her sponsorship
(entry fee) paid into the "Miss
Speckled Perch" Pageant later in


February. Applications are avail-
able in the OHS or OFC school
offices or at the American
Legion. The deadline to enter is
Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. For
questions or additional informa-
tion, please contact the Ameri-
can Legion 763-2950, or Shelly
or Stephanie Sickels at 467-0790.


Corps releasing from Lake Okeechobee


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers began
a Level 1 pulse release from Lake
Okeechobee to the Caloosa-
hatchee River and the St. Lucie
Canal on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
The Corps' South Atlantic Divi-
sion approved a temporary devi-
ation to the normal operations of
Lake Okeechobee under Water
Supply/Environment (WSE),
which allows water managers to
make additional releases up to a
Level 1 pulse volume during this
dry season. The deviation will be
in effect through May 31.
Pulse releases are designed to
mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the
estuaries via the St. Lucie Canal
to the east and the Caloosa-
hatchee River to the west. They
attempt to strike a balance
between the lake's littoral zone
and the estuaries.
' In the future, the ongoing
Everglades restoration, known
'as CERP, is designed to provide
storage for much of this water
and minimize these types of
releases.
Wednesday's lake level was
:15.32 feet in Zone D of the WSE
regulation schedule.
, This pulse release will contin-
pe for 10 days at an average rate
of 1600 cubic feet per second
'(cfs) to the Caloosahatchee
River and 730 cfs to the St. Lucie
I


Canal. The pulse release will be
made through Structures S-77
and S-80.
For further information,


please call the Jacksonville Dis-
trict Public Affairs Office at (904)
232-1238 or (cell) (904) 728-
1182.


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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.

Wheelchairs
"I am calling about a motorized wheelchair. I think anyone
that drives a motorized wheelchair on the highway should have
to have insurance. My vehicle was hit this weekend and there is
nothing I can do but pay my deductible and let my insurance
pay for the damages done to my vehicle. I don't think this is
right and there should be something done about it."

Patience
"I am a waitress at a local restaurant, and it isn't a drive
through. Please don't expect to come in there and wait five
minutes when the restaurant is packed to get your food and
then be rude to the waitress. We work hard for the little bit of
money we get. All we are asking for is a little patience when you
come in on a busy day."

Noise
"If your truck is loud, it doesn't mean it is fast or quick. You
are just making noise. It is an attention getter, but not the kind
that one would usually want. Loud is loud, not nice. Just
because you have dual exhaust, doesn't mean it is faster than
others. Okeechobee is a nice and quiet place to settle down -
not a place for wannabe rednecks that think sound means
quick. If it sounds like it isn't running right and loud, there is
something wrong with the vehicle. Take care of it. If one can't
afford to put the proper maintenance into a vehicle, don't try to
show it to all by pressing the pedal to the floor and showing all
it isn't running right."

Profanity
"Profanity is never acceptable and if I had a can of spray
paint the message on the back of your car would have been
spray painted black."



Community Events

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

Fun Bunch plans dinner
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch is planning to get together for din-
ner Friday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Barracuda's, 10017 U.S. 441 N.
After dinner, they will be going to the VFW Post #10539, 3912
U.S. 441 S. We welcome anyone who'd like to join us at either
place. Call Altie at (863) 467-6252 before Friday morning to be
included in the dinner reservations.

Christian church hosting concert
The Patriot Quartet will be in concert at the Parrott Avenue
Christian Church, S.R. 70 W, beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4.
There will be singing and food. For information, call Calvin Mor-
gan at (863) 467-4102.

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 hurricanes. Lasagna will be prepared by Laura Sims, Tom
Murray, Vin Malone and Diane Kaufman. Dinners will be avail-
able for a donation of $5. Eat in or take out is available. Five din-
ners 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
Division. The topic will be about birth defects and infant mortal-
ity. For information, contact the March of Dimes at (800) 627-
2410.

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 informa-
tion, call 824-2702.





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Letter to the Editor


Freeze wasteful
spending
It has been so cold up north
lately the politicians have had
their hands in their own pockets,
and the U.S. could stand at least a
century of winter to get the feder-
al deficit under control.
And maybe during this 100-
year winter -- while we're scrap-
ing ice off of our windshields -
they could scrape the waste off of
spending. And as we peer
through our windows standing in
front of our fireplaces and see
them shivering in the cold we
would see them write in the snow
"we will freeze wasteful spend-
ing."
Suddenly I woke up from this
mystical dream; rose out of my
bed and realized it was freezing in
my home. I concluded I was out
of gas again for my heater, and
then reality set in. Well, it was just


a dream.
Then I turned to C-span and
got updated on fraud and waste
abuse from the Government
Accountability Office headed by
David Walker, the U.S. Comptrol-
ler General and reform commit-
tee senators Susan Collins, Joe
Lieberman, Tom Davis and Repre-
sentative Henry Waxman.
This is an accountability office
used specifically for observing
and reporting government fraud
and wasteful spending abuses in
various government agencies.
They have given their reports
every two years since 1990. They
were founded in 1921 with 49
hearings and 28 bills.
And here are their lists of agen-
cies they consider a serious prob-
lem that involves billions upon
billions of dollars in wasteful
spending and get this, a $43
trillion deficit. Yes, I said $43 tril-
lion!
Here are the agencies that


Upcoming Events

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 information, call Mar-
garet 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 corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, 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 listen 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 more information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call 763-6510 or 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee wil meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Fat
Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information,
contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. For information call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863)
763-4923.
. Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial Everyone is invit-
ed. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by. domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.


mainly contribute to wasteful
spending and fraud: the biggest is
the Department of Defense. There:
are 16 problem areas in this
department alone such as the
sharing of intelligence and the
lack of competitive government
contracting.
Haliburton is listed as one of
the biggest problems, especially
for over-charging in Iraq. Busi-
ness transformation of foreign
policy is another, and personal
security clearances.
These are just a few.
Then there is Homeland Secu-
rity, Medicare and Medicaid, the
Postal Service and the Internal
Revenue Service.
Once again these are just a few
of the 25 listed by the Fraud and
Waste Abuse Committee resulting
in billions of dollars wasted annu-
ally. These are taxpayers' dollars
that are not being tracked proper-
ly because of Congressional over-
sight, and a lot of these agencies


have been on the list for 15 years.
Americans should demand
accountability by pressing hard
on your local Congressional rep-
resentatives. This is ridiculous and
we should be outraged by this
kind of wasteful spending.
U.S. Comptroller General
David Walker warns us we are in
serious trouble, and we need a
total transformation toward a
much more transparent and
accountable government. We
need more light; and with light
comes heat; and with heat,
comes action.
Who knows? If it does not stay
cold enough for them to keep
their hands in their own pockets,
maybe it will get too hot to put
their hands in our pockets.
I can dream can't I?
Now I have to get more gas.
How ironic, I need more hot air.

J.K. Murray III


Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins 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 sup-
plies 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 (dur-
ing 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.

Church to host gospel meeting
The Big Lake Church of Christ, 1115 S.W. Third Ave., will host a
gospel meeting Feb. 2-6 with Evangelist Gene Samford. It will be
held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday; at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday. 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 Okee-
chobee'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 Okee-
chobee. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

South to host technology open house
An open house will be held at the Assistive Technology Lab at
-South Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. to
celebrate Assistive Technology Awareness Day. Assistive Technology
(AT) is methods and materials that assist students who have difficulty
in their daily lives at school and home. On display at the AT Lab will
be materials used by teachers and students throughout the school
district including FCAT accommodations, software and portable
word processors. Visitors will be able to interact with the materials,
and AT specialists will be on hand to answer questions. The AT lab at
South Elementary is funded by the Okeechobee County School
Board, the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource Systems
(FDLRs) and the Assistive Technology Education Network (ATEN).

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


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 2005


Aid flows to Florida communities


Columbia tragedy
Rain puddles on the face of the memorial plaque dedi-
cated to the astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia,
Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Houston, two years after the space-
craft broke apart on re-entry. All seven astronauts died
in the accident.


Checks for hurricane


deductibles being sent


TALLAHASSEE About 400
checks will be mailed by the
state this week to property own-
ers who paid more than one out-
of-pocket insurance deductible
to fix damage from last year's
hurricanes, state Chief Financial
Officer Tom Gallagher said Tues-
day.
The Legislature in December
created a $150 million reim-
bursement pot to give relief to
those hit by more than one of the
four storms that hit Florida last
year. State insurance officials
expect more than 30,000 proper-


ty owners had to pay more than
one deductible.
The checks will total about
$600,000, Gallagher said during
a state Cabinet meeting. He said
his department has received
more than 11,000 applications
for reimbursement.
Gallagher also said that 87
percent of the 1.6 million claims
filed with insurance companies
for hurricane damage have been
settled. Hurricanes Charley, Ivan,
Frances and Jeanne combined
to cause more than $21 billion in
insured losses.


ORLANDO The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) to date
has obligated more than $357
million to reimburse local gov-
ernments and private, non-profit
entities for cleanup and infra-
structure repair and rebuilding
following the four hurricanes
that struck Florida in 2004. Of
that amount, the State of Florida
has processed 60 percent for eli-
gible work requested or begun,
officials say.
Local governments provided
emergency services and imme-
diately began removing debris
and repairing damaged public
facilities following Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne. FEMA's public assis-
tance (infrastructure) program
provides supplemental federal
disaster grant assistance to
make repairs, restore and
rebuild publicly owned facilities
in counties declared major dis-
asters. For the hurricanes, the
federal government is reimburs-
ing 90 percent of the eligible
cost for emergency measures
and permanent restoration.
State and local governments will
pay the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of disaster assistance
to Floridians for the 2004 hurri-
canes is as follows:
Total approved assistance for
individuals who suffered dam-
ages has surpassed $3.85 billion.
To date, 1.22 million storm
victims have applied for federal
and state assistance.


A total of $1.106 billion in
federal and state disaster assis-
tance grants has been approved
for Florida residents in all 67
counties. Of that amount, $521.7
million has been approved to
pay for lodging expenses, rental
assistance and minimal home
repairs. The balance of $584.4
million covers other needs,
which may include such items
as repair or replacement of per-
sonal property, funeral expens-
es, and medical and dental costs
related to the storm.
Storm victims occupy more
than 14,700 manufactured hous-
ing units mobile homes and
travel homes in FEMA created
or leased short-term housing
sites. National Flood Insurance
Program claims received total
26,956.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration has approved
nearly $1.23 billion in low-inter-
est loans to repair storm-dam-
aged homes and businesses.
Businesses may also be eligible
for economic injury loans,
which are loans to assist busi-
nesses in getting back on their
feet following a storm.
More than $1.16 billion was
paid for emergency response
and protective measures.
More than.$9.2 million has
been disbursed in Disaster
Unemployment Assistance ben-
efits.
Some 522,487 applicants
have been to one of the 92
mobile and fixed site Disaster
Recovery Centers (DRC).
Presently, 37 DRC continue to


assist applicants throughout the
state.
Officials urge all homeown-
ers, renters and business owners
who sustained hurricane dam-
age to apply for federal and state
disaster assistance. Floridians
have until Feb. 28, to apply for
assistance.
The number to call to register
is (800) 621-FEMA (3362). The
hearing- and speech-impaired


should call TTY (800)462-7585.
Both numbers operate seven
days a week from 7 a.m. until 7
p.m. daily, EST.

Applicants also may register
for assistance online at FEMA' s
website, http://www.fema.gov.
Look for and click on the words
"Register for Disaster Assistance
Online" located in the right-hand
side of the page.


The good news about flood insurance


ORLANDO Even if you
don't live near water your home
still has a chance of being flood-
ed. In fact, 25 to 30 percent of
flood insurance claims are paid in
low risk areas.
But the good news is a Pre-
ferred Risk Policy provides flood
protection for properties outside
of high risk areas at substantially
lower premiums.
Flood insurance can be pur-
chased from local insurance
agents through the National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP),
administered by the Department
of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), if your'commtmity par-
ticipates in the NFIP. These com-
munities agree to adopt and
enforce sound floodplain man-
agement practices to reduce
future flood damage.
* Only flood insurance protects
your most important financial


assets, your home and your per-
sonal property, from floods. Reg-
ular homeowners insurance does
not cover damages from flood-
ing.
With changes made in the last
year to the Preferred Risk Policy
(PRP) coverage, people in low to
moderate risk areas can get
lower premiums on the full
range of flood insurance cover-
age available for residential and
business structures and con-
tents.
A single-family home can be
-insured for up to $250,000. An
additional $100,000 in coverage
can be purchased for contents.
(Note that contents coverage is
limited for basement contents to
clothes washers and dryers; food
freezers, other than walk-in, and
food in any freezer; and portable
or window-type air-conditioning
units.)
Renters can purchase con-


tents coverage for up to $100,000
to cover personal belongings.
Commercial building own-
ers and lessees meeting under-
writing criteria are now eligible
for policies at low PRP rates.
PRP provides low-cost pro-
tection to properties located in
areas of low' to moderate flood
risk. To find out your flood risk,
contact your insurance agent or
your city or county government
who may have Flood Insurance
Rate Maps, published by FEMA,
which are available for public
inspection. Areas of low to mod-
erate flood risk are indicated on
the map as zones B, C, or X.
If your building is located in a
zone that begins with the letter A
-or V, you are in a Special Flood
Hazard Area, or floodplain. If
you live within a floodplain, your
chances of getting flooded are
higher -therefore the premium is
higher. Even so, the cost of flood


insurance is far less expensive
than having to pay thousands of
dollars to repair your home or
replace contents because of
flood damage.
In most cases, there is a 30-
day waiting period once you
have applied for flood insurance.
There is no waiting period for
flood insurance to go into effect
when it is purchased in connec-
tion with initiating, increasing,
renewing or extending a mort-
gage loan.
Call your insurance agent
today to find out more about
Preferred Risk Policy.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impact.


SFlorida has 2,600 applicants for public assistance,

ORLANDO In the months Once a project is approved, if it is ing this process, FEMA head- Division and the head of FEMA
since Hurricanes Charley, less than $54,100, the state will quarters, the Department of for a final decision.
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne struck process the payment automati- Homeland Security, Office of For more information about
Florida, impacted counties and cally; if it is greater than that, it is Management and Budget and the status of Florida public assis-
towns have been working to usually reimbursed on a pay as- then Congress must review the tance grant projects, go to
restore their damaged roads, air- you-go basis, with bills for each project before funds are released www.floidapa.org. For more
i ports, schools, hospitals, water segment of completed .work to the state for dispersal. information about FEMA's pub-
i treatment facilities, waste water required for submission and "Quality reviews must be per- lic assistance program and poli-
systems and emergency servic- approval by the state and federal formed when allotting taxpayer cies, call (800) 621- FEMA
es. governments, money," said Bill Carwile, feder- (3362) or visit
Under the Department of "Project applications are al coordinating officer with http://www.fema.gov/rrr/pa/pad
Homeland Security's Federal being reviewed as quickly as FEMA. "Questions about accu- ocs.shtm.
Emergency Management possible so funds can be direct- racy and insufficient paperwork The State Emergency
Agency (FEMA) public assis- ed to local governments and will slow the process, as we try Response Team (SER T) is a col-
tance program, state, local and agencies to make needed to ensure all dollars are dis- laboration of Florida's state
non-profit entities can apply for repairs," said Craig Fugate, state pensed appropriately." laboratencies led by the state oordi-
the reimbursement of'costs for coordinating officer, who heads Grant denials can be natinc officer. SERTs mission is-
debris removal, emergency pro- the State Emergency Response appealed within 60 days after an gto e pig
tective measures and permanent Team (SERT). "Funds have been initial decision. Appeals are first to ensure that Florida is pre-
restoration in counties declared obligated, and local govern- evaluated by the state within 60 pared to respond to emerge
major disasters by the president. ments will see an increase in the days and then forwarded to mitigate their impact. Visit
For the Florida hurricanes, the flow of monies as the applica- FEMA's regional director for a httpigate t/wwwfloridadisaster.or
federal government is reimburs- tions are completed for the decision within 90 days. If a sec- for the latest information on the
ing 90 percent of these eligible reimbursement of eligible ond appeal is made, the appeal hurricane relief efforts.
costs; state and local govern- expenses." again goes to the state for a rec-
ments will pay the remaining, 10 For project requests larger ommendation and then on to
Percent. than $1 million, FEMA is FEMA headquarters for review

for FEMA's public assistance
grants. The federal agency cur- Specializin
rently has obligated more than
$371 million to the state of Flori-
ada to release to applicants B
and that number will increase as
thousands of project requests
are reviewed. Tim loannides
The federal grant reimburse-
Sment program is based on a
:partnership between FEMA, Isr
State and local officials. After ** Robe
Local officials identify damage i 1' *
rand start project work, they I l I : to'
Work with state and FEMA offi- and anno
Icials to submit required docu- and anno
mentation. Once approved, ioadced
i FEMA sends obligated funds to Saturday, Feb. 5th
the state to disperse to appli-e S r ofDoermatlogy
cants. Generally, requests are |iU a id h t
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 2005 1


Ann Myles retiring from Hospice


Hospice of Okeechobee has
announced that Ann Myles, who
has been a Hospice nurse for the
last 15 years, will be retiring.
Ms. Myles
was part of the
original group
that helped
start the Hos-
pice over 20
years ago.
"I was a
member of the in
first volunteer i
training class AnnMyles
in 1983. At that
time, Hospice of Okeechobee
was housed in Buxton's Funeral
Home. Later, our office was in
the County Annex Building," she
recalled. "I am very proud of our
new office on 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
where we have been for the last
10 years.


She went on to fondly recall
her service at our Hometown
Hospice.
"I remember working with
Thelma Bladshaw, Hospice's
first registered nurse. She was a
super woman and would do
anything to help our patients and
their families," said Ms. Myles. "I
have really enjoyed all of my
time at Hospice. I enjoy people
and find the work to be very
rewarding."
"Ann started with Hospice as
a volunteer and has been
employed with Hospice in a full-
time capacity since 1990," said
Hospice CEO Lisa Blackman.
"She is a loving, compassionate
individual who has served this
community tirelessly with her
dedicated service to our
patients. Hospice of Okee-
chobee has been lucky to have


Ann as part of our team of caring
professionals helping those with
a life-limiting illness."
Hospice will host a retirement
luncheon for Ms. Myles on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m.
"We would like to extend an
invitation to the community to
attend Ann's retirement lunch-
eon," said Ms. Blackman. "Ann
has touched many lives while
employed with Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Many families have con-
tacted me to let me know how
much they appreciated the kind-
ness that Ann extended to them
in their time of need. Those who
feel that Ann has helped them are
welcome to attend and help us
honor her many years of service."
If you are one of the families
that Ms. Myles assisted, you are
encouraged to contact Theresa
Davis at (863) 467-2321 to make


a reservation to attend the cov-
ered dish retirement luncheon.
"Ann showed up to work the
day after she retired as a volun-
teer. She is helping us organize
our annual memorial service to
honor our past patients," said
Leslie Schmidt, director of nurs-
ing. "The service will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 24, at 4:45 p.m.
We are in the process of sending
out the invitations and Ann
wanted to help with that. That is
just like her, always there and
ready to help."
"I have seen a lot of changes
come and go during my time at
Hospice of Okeechobee. Your
Hometown Hospice is the origi-
nal hospice serving this commu-
nity," said Ms. Myles. "We con-
tinue to stand and are going to
be here to serve the community
in the future."


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8 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 2005


Plans under way for WalkAmerica 2005


Derrick Smith, Jr.

Derrick Smith, Jr.
Derrick Smith and Tommie
Hawk of Okeechobee and Mira-
mar are proud to announce the
birth of their son Derrick Smith, Jr.
He was born in Nov. 15, 2004,
at Memorial Regional in Holly-


wood.
He weighed 7 pounds, 11
ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Alana Glover and the late Thomas
Hawk, and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
Hawk.
Paternal grandparents are
Larry Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
John Tanner, and the late Parkie
Platt of Brighton Indian Reserva-
tion and Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Elsie
Smith, and Leo and Judy Gillis.
Great-great-grandparents are
Jack Smith, and J.P. and B,6tty
Tyner Wilson.


Engagement


Okeechobee County is once
again preparing to walk for healthi-
er babies. Plans are under way for
the March of Dimes WalkAm-
criea2005 event, to beheld on Sat-
urday, March 19.
WalkAmerica is the country's
oldest, largest and most fun walk-
ing event and is the main fundraiser
for the March of Dimes.
This year, the March of Dimes
expects approximately 350 to 400
walkers and volunteers to partici-
pate in WalkAmerica.
To date, the following 21 local
teams have registered: Bank of
America; Big Lake National Bank;
Central Elementary; Everglades
Elementary; Gilbert Chevrolet; Har-
bor Federal; Healthy Start; Larson
Dairy; Law Office of Cassels &
McCall; Okeechobee County Okee-
chobee KOA; Okeechobee News;
Pat's Lakeside Caf6; Publix; Rauler-
son Hospital; Regions Bank; River-
side National Bank; Seminole Tribe
of Florida; South Elementary; Step-


ping Stones Academy 11; and,
Wemmer Family Orthodontics.
Walkers do not need to be on
teams, and individual walkers are
urged to participate.
Awards for WalkAmerica 2005
will be given out in the many cate-
gories, including: favorite T-shirt;
favorite spirit station; first two per-
sons to finish the walk; most clever
wraparound fundraiser; top indi-
vidual fundraiser; Chairman's Club
for all teams raising $1,000 or
more; top 5 fundraising teams;
youth award; and, best new team.
The March of Dimes is a nation-
al voluntary health agency whose
mission is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects
and infant mortality. Founded in
1938, the March of Dimes funds
programs of research, community
services, education, and advocacy
to save babies.
March of Dimes' celebrated
breakthroughs include:
The Salk arid Sabin polio vac-


cines that have saved an estimated
135 million children from death or
disabilities.
The establishment of a nation-
wide network of neonatal intensive
care units (NICUs) which treated
more than 2.5 million children in
the 1990's alone.
The PKU test which has saved
15,000 children from mental retar-
dation.
Surfactant therapy which has
reduced the number of infant
deaths caused by respiratory dis-
tress syndrome by 50 percent.
Nitric Oxide Therapy which
saves 7,000 babies annually suffer-
ing from pulmonary hypertension.
A nationally accessible Preg-
nancy and Newborn Health Educa-
tion Center at marchofdimcs.com.
A highly visible folic acid
awareness campaign which
reduced the incidence of neural
tube defects (NTDs) by 19 percent
from 1996 to 1999.
The March of Dimes continues


its fight to save babies every (lay in
America:
1-in-8 babies in the U.S. are
born prematurely;
411 babies will be born with a
birth defect that could kill or disable
them;
e 156 babies will be born so
small they fit in the palm of your
hand;
93 babies will be born with
hearts that don't work properly;
and,
*78 babies will die
The vision of the March of
Dimes is to reach a day when every
baby is born healthy.
The Okeechobee County
WalkAmerica 2005 co-chairs are
Sharon Johnson and Jennifer Bus-
bin.
For information on the March of
Dimes or on WalkAmerica. 2005
call Kelly at (772) 562-0115.


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Legion Post #64 Free Fair


Charlette Wilson and Donald A
Charlette Wilson ,
and Donald Hayes, Jr.
Douglas and Kim Pickles of
Madison are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter.
Charlette Wilson to Donald A.
Hayes, Jr. of Okeechobee.
. The prospective groom is the
son of Donald 'and Helen Hayes,
Sr. of Okeechobee.


. Hayes, Jr.
The wedding is planned for
Feb. 12, 2005, at the home of Mrs.
Irene Lofton at 4 p.m. Family and
friends are welcomed.
The bride-to-be is employed as
an emergency room clerk with
Raulerson Hospital..
The: prospective groom is
employed with Walpole Feed.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


Festival features music, fun


The Sour Orange Festival to be
held in Lakeport on Saturday, Feb.
12, --is featuring new and exciting
entertainment this year that is
bound to be a big crowd pleaser.
The American Concert Band
Organ plays "the happiest music.
on earth" and has been a show
stopper at other Florida festivals
such as the 100th Anniversary of
Estero, the Octoberfest at Pine
Island, LaBelle's Fourth of July and
the Ringling Bros. Circus in Tampa.
This European style calliope
plays 600 musical selections that
include sounds of marching bands,
orchestras, show tunes, pop and
country music.
. The traveling band organ is
owned by Banana Bay Tour Com-
pany of LaBelle. The organ is very
ornate and features hand carvings,
hand painted scenery, masterpiece
cabinetry and is gold and silver
leafed.
The organ with stage, trailer and
tent is 40 feet long, 8 feet wide and
has hundreds of moving parts.
Audiences are mesmerized watch-
irg the moving figurines, which
play the bells as the drums play and
move in rhythm as the wooded
conductor keeps the beat and the
xylophone chimes in.
Its endless array of handmade
wooden pipes has an unbelievable
sound, which in turn draws large
crowds clapping and dancing to its
musical expressions..
The festival this year will also
feature The Gator Band, one of


South Florida's most popular
country bands playing the hottest
country music.


American Legion Post #64
will be hosting the 49th annual
American Legion Post #64 Free
Fair Feb. 3-13.
The contest and entertain-
ment schedule is:
Thursday, Feb. 3
7 p.m. Arts and crafts awards
(please bring your entries
between 1 and 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, to the exhibit
hall of the American Legion Post
#64,501 S.E. Second St.
Friday, Feb. 4
8 p.m. Miss American Legion
pageant. Eligibility grades nine
through 12 (single, no children)
Entry deadline is Thursday. Feb.
3, 7:30 p.m. no exceptions.
Saturday, Feb. 5
7 p.m. Kids dessert contest,
middle school through high
school (entry deadline-6:45 p.m.)
Monday, Feb. 7
7 p.m.- jams and jellies judg-
ing (tasting). No entries accepted
after 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
7 p.m. pickles and relishes
judging (tasting). No entries
accepted after accepted after 6:30
p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
7 p.m. talent contest. There
will be two categories ages: zero
to 7 and 8- 15. Entry deadline is 7
p.m. no exceptions.
Thursday, Feb. 10,
8 p.m. talent contest for ages
16 through adult. Entry deadline
is 7 p.m. no exceptions. .


Friday, Feb. 11
7 p.m. commercial booths
winners announced.
8 p.m. baking contest judg-
ing (cakes, pies, etc.). Entry dead-
line is 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Okeechobee to be cho-
sen from adult entries throughout
the week.
Saturday, Feb. 12
7 p.m. chili contest judging.
Entry deadline is 6:30 p.m.
Winners of the various contest
will receive $50 cash. Occupied
booths will receive extra points
during judging. Be creative and,
original.
Exhibit Hall hours are: Mon-
day through Thursday, 5 until 9
p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 5
until 10 p.m.
Miss American Legion
Pageant
The American Legion Post
#64 is now accepting entries for
the Miss American Legion pag-
eant to be held Friday, Feb. 4.
Registration forms are available
at the American Legion Post #64,
501 S.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Or, call (863) 763-2950 or (863)
763-2569 for information.
Kid's Dessert Contest
The American Legion 'kid's
dessert contest' will be held Sat-
urday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Middle-
through high school-aged stu-
dents, are eligible to enter. The
winning entry will receive a prize
of $50.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 2005


Spotlight on Okeechobee
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County wishes to
thank all those who made our second annual auction a
tremendous success. We had many more people donating
materials and items for the auction and a good crowd to bid
on them.
Our deepest thanks to Rodney Williams and the whole
crew at the Okeechobee Auction Barn, who helped with set-
ting up the items as they came in and then ran the whole auc-
tion.
A huge thank you to Jena Murphy and Mike Lawrence for
organizing the event from publicity to keeping everything run-
ning smoothly.
Without dedicated volunteers and supporters like these,
Habitat would not be able to simple decent housing to those
in need.
On the topic of building houses, the foundation fill for the
first house has been completed by O'Conner Trucking and
Excavation.
This week, Gene Woods will be preparing the foundation
for concrete and Echols Plumbing will be laying in the under-
ground plumbing. Once the foundation has been poured, the
First United Methodist's Men's Group will begin framing the
walls. Abney & Abney will be supplying the windows. And the
ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution will finally
be able to install the front door that they have sponsored.
If your church or group would like to sponsor a part of the
house such as painting, roofing, doors, landscaping, etc. -
please contact Habitat at (863) 357-1371.


Parents thankful for March of Dimes


On Jan.6, 2001, Delaney and
Carlene Perrin were born eight
weeks premature. Delaney was
delivered naturally weighing only
3 pounds, 13 ounces; her twin sis-
ter Carlene followed 18 minutes
later by emergency caesarian, also
weighing in at a mere 3 pounds,
13 ounces.
With the girls' nursery not yet
completed and only one Lamaze
class under their belts, Chris and
Sarah Perrin had never expected
to deliver their twin girls eight
weeks before their scheduled due
date.
"From the first moment we
found out Sarah was pregnant, my
wife took her neo-natal vitamins,
folic acid, ate right and exercised.
She did not drink alcohol, she did-
n't smoke and prematurity was
not a concern for us," said Chris.
"I had become very fearful for the
lives of my daughters who I saw
wheeled away very quickly as they
passed me on their way to the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU)."
"I was not allowed to see them
until they were stabilized and
when I did see them; their tiny


bodies were connected to a maze
of wires, tubes and monitors and
their eyes were covered," he
added. "What was supposed to
be a fun and exciting new chapter
in our life became a nerve wrack-
ing nightmare of sorts with moni-
tor alarms going off at all hours,
sleep apnea, acid reflux of major
proportion, dehydration, a bevy of
medication and multiple stays in
Boca Raton, Vero Beach and
Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlan-
do."
At 4 months old, Carlene was
diagnosed with Spina Bifida
Occulta and surgery was per-
formed to untether her spinal
cord. After the successful surgery
and four years later, she still needs
to undergo annual MRIs, tests for
bladder and bowl control, and
pulmonary and orthopedic prob-
lems.
"There is a reason that a baby
needs a full nine months in
mommy's tummy to fully devel-
op, anything less than 36 weeks is
an invitation for possible prob-
lems," Chris said, when talking
about his daughter's struggles.
At 4 years old, Carlene and


Delaney are now healthy, happy
and very vibrant little girls.
"The March of Dimes is an
extremely worthwhile cause and
is an invaluable source of informa-
tion for expectant parents, moms
and dads alike" said Chris. "We
are honored and humbled to be
chosen as the March of Dimes
Ambassador Family for the Trea-
sure Coast."
You can help by supporting
fundraising activities of the March
of Dimes. Plans are now under
way for WalkAmerica 2005.
For more information about


WalkAmerica 2005, contact one of
the following committee mem-
bers: Sharon Johnson of the Tuck-
er Group; Jennifer Busbin and
Susan Pilgrim of Okeechobee
County Planning and Develop-
ment; Karen Cassels of Everglades
Elementary; Sophia Graves of
Raulerson Hospital; Sally Wibbels
with the Okeechobee County
School Board; Laura McCall of
Cassels & McCall; Patricia
McWhorter of Harbor Federal;
Betty Arthur of the Okeechobee
County Health Department; and,
Pat Baker of Pat's Lakeside Cafe.


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Brahman wrestlers


The Brahman wrestlers recently competed in the conference tournament. Participating in
the tournament were: (front row left to right) head coach Bruce Jahner, assistant coach
Norm Thomas, Tommy Landgren and Cory Wright; (middle row, left to right) Josh
Borgstrom, Caleb Smith, Troy Widdows, Ricky Bush and Nick Clements; (back row, left
to right) Jeremy Hoglo, Tommy Campbell, Scott Bush, Michael Skipper, Scott
Schoonover, Josh Raulerson and Chris Curtis. Not pictured are Carl Suarez, Chuckie
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Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundraising
flea market at Okeechobee High
School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go
to summer camp in North Caroli-
na.
They are accepting donations of
all kinds of items including furni-
ture, outdoor recreation equip-
ment, lawn and garden, electronic
products and more.
If you have something of value
sitting around your home or busi-
ness gathering dust, you can call
and they will come and pick it up.
If you would like to donate an
item please contact George May at
(863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger at
(863) 763-6411.
Kids' casting
event planned
The Taylor Creek Bass Club and
Okeechobee Marine Center will
hold a Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition on Sunday, Jan. 30,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free
event will be held at the Okee-
chobee Marine Center, 1552 U.S. 78
West, and is open to girls and boys
in two age groups 7-10 and 11-
14.
Winners in each age group will
receive a medal and a rod and reel.
Winners will advance to the state
competition. State winners then
advance to the semi-finals and
potentially the National Bassmaster
Casting Kid's Championship for a
share of over $20,000 in scholar-
ships.
Additionally, each contestant at


the local competition will receive a
certificate of participation, plus free
hot dogs and a soft drink courtesy
of Okeechobee Marine Center.
A parent or guardian must
accompany the child.
OCRA sign ups
are under way
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
. Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will hold their baseball
and softball sign-ups Feb. 5, 12 and
19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Teen
Town.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie -
7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10


years old; Majors- 11 and 12 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings 7 and
8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10 years
old; Ponytails- 11 and 12 years old;
Belles- 13, 14 and 15years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July 31,
2005, for baseball and May 31,
2005, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer to help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at
(863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
www.chobee.com.


5.00 OFF!
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Before 10:30 a.m.!
Must call up to 2 days
ahead for availability.
Coupon good for up to 4 players.
Cannot be used with any other special rates. EXpiire 02 08s05
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At the Movies

The following movies are now r
showing at the Brahman Theatres ,
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 28,
through Thursday, Feb. 3, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Hide and Seek" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 9
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

Narconon brings
hope to addicts
Narconon means no drugs or
narcotics none. The Narconon
drug education and prevention
program has brought hope to the
field of drug addiction and reha-
bilitation. Narconon of Okla-
homa Inc. is a non-profit
501 (c) (3) public benefit organi-
zation. Through our 800 line we
provide free assessments and
over 11,000 local referrals to peo-
ple across the country. What this
means is that we can actually
find help for those that need it.
On a daily basis our web-site can
be used, as an accurate source of
information as well as education
on the specific drugs that affect
our community. Right now edu-
cation is the best weapon that
we have against addiction. For
questions or comments please e-
mail
http://info@stopaddiction.com.

Volunteers needed for
after school program
The Olivet Community Ser-
vices Corporation is looking for
dedicated volunteers for it's after
school program. The program
meets weekly, Monday Thurs-
day, from 3 until 5 p.m. We need
-full-time and part-time help once
a week or every day. Volunteers
need no minimum level of edu-
cation. For more information call
Leroy or Sarah Alexander at
(863) 763-3304 or 467-9355.

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

Grandparent program
in need of volunteers
The Area Agency on Aging'
Foster Grandparent program is
seeking seniors from the area,
age 60 and older, to volunteer at
local elementary schools 15 to 20
hours per week. Volunteers will
work one-to-one with children in
a classroom setting to improve
student reading skills. There is a
stipend provided for those who
qualify as limited-income sen-
iors. Training, meals and travel
assistance is also provided. Call
Kate Bill toll-free at 1-800-773-
1895, ext. 225, for more informa-
tion.

CCC helps
local charities
Triple C was established in
2002 for folks who love to ride!
Annual membership is $25 per
year or $50 for couples. We have
a meeting once a month held at
the Rec. Center. We usually
select a place to ride and on the
way, stop to eat and enjoy the
time and friendship. We also
have bike runs (events) to raise
support for local charity groups.
We have a local sponsor. Styles
Studio Inc. owner Marc Sandlin,
who gives us a 10 percent dis-
count on all parts and acces-
sories. If you would like to be a
part of this growing community
of bikers or if this sounds like
something you might be interest-
ed in please contact Sam Vuleta
at 763-2171 (work) or 634-8980.


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DOG, Found in
Lazy Seven Area.
Call to ID. (863)357-3260

PUPPY, Mixed, Female, Ap-
prox. 8-10 wks. Vic. of
441 N & NW 344th St.
(863)634-0471

CHIHUAHUA, Very Small,
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LOST: RAT TERRIER Black
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Pomeranan, fern., 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


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401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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ALUM. INSTALLERS:
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Competitive wages.
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SO CALL TODAY!


Okeechobee Must have a dependable
O keechobee car and provide excellent
NT w service to our customers
N ews everyday.

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


DRIVERS
"_ _, Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
HANDYMAN NEEDED more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
St Home every night
Must Be Reliable & Experienced A CDL
w/own tools and transportation. (866)666-8524


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Immediate Openinqs.
Must have CDL Class A or B
License with Hazmat, Tanker & Air Brake
Endorsement with a clean driving record.
HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Pick up application at:
HOWELL OIL COMPANY
808 NW 12th St.
Belle Glade, FL 33430



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needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:

863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade


I 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


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 Reps Wanted!
BankCard Merchant Ser-
vices, 100% Vested Life-
time Residuals, faxed Ap-
plications, Same Day Mer-
chant Numbers, discount
& transaction as low as
1.60% 8.5 cents,
(888)287-6033 ext. 302



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.
FWP

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2005 Virginia's Teacher
Recruitment Job Fair. Over
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Convention Center (March
5, 2005). Call toll-free
(866)79-TEACH or visit
www.doe.virginia.gov.


HELP WANTED Earn up to
$409 a week assembling
CD cases at home. No ex-
erience necessary. Start
Immediately! (800)811-
0347 EXT 658
www.easywork-
greatpay.com ,


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

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OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
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Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Feb. 14th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement in your area
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com

LABORER POSITIONS
Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.


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.
LOT ATTENDANT Wash' &
vacuum, cars, minor lot
maintence, 40 hr. wk call
Chris (863)357-3577
MANAGER
- Bookkeeping, Pleasant
well spoken,
Professional attired
Please fax resume to
(863)763-1506 or Call
for appointment
(863)763-7475

MECHANIC NEEDED
Must Be: ASE Certified Auto
Technician & Engine Per-
formance. Apply in person
@ ED's Auto Service..

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

Over The Road Drivers
wanted 5yrs. exp. req.
Palm City
trucking company
I call 9-5
772-287-9510

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online at
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classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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

SECRETARY
RECEPTIONIST
F/T, Quickbooks a plus
' Experience a must
Please Fax Resume to
(863)763-1816
SKILLED CARPENTERS
NEEDED: Please call
863-697-3001

SOD STACKERS
needed
(754)581-4948

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



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checking account within
24 hrs. Employment Req.
Go to
www.paychecktoday.com
or.call (888)350-3722.

PULL CASH FROM YOUR
HOME NO CREDIT
CHECK, GUARANTEED
APPROVAL (800)605-
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CLEANING PERSON PT Reading a newspaper helps
Nights must have own you understand the world
Nirsoveu o n a un d yo u. N o w ond er
transportation Call Mon-Fri around you. No wonder
9am-3pm (863)467-2982 ne ,' paper w 'lers are
pm a.,ccess piaople!
LAWNCARE SERV Time to clean out the attic
LAWNcARE SERVICE basement and/or garage?
NEEDED- Call Louis Advertise your yard sale in
(772)332-5040. the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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


DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863).'.".
MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.


Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 20


$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

LARGE DRESSER W/
MIRROR- asking $40.
(863)357-9655.
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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: 357-4703.

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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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ing for Professional driv-
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WANTED Great Earning
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Daniel Boone Log Homes
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CHAIRS & Diabetic Sup-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
fold-up. Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.




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ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249.



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 5105
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 5140
Business Equipment 545
Carpets, Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 580
Crafts Supplies 595
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fiture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 630
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 7t10
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER good
cond. commercial wheat
good bargain $500
(863)467-5585
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391
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


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 & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979
WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.
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



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428
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
FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.

METAL ROOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock
with all Accessories.
Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll
Free (888)393-0335.
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 3 length size 18
$95 ne'g
(863)467-6550
MENS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

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

SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.





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




COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
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
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.
MSN WEB TV, full internet
on your TV, like, complete,
$50. (863)467-6696



ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
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,


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, 400 watt.
Practically Brand New
$40 (8R6' '573

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


Empoyen


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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.


Competitive Wages.
Call Joe @
863-243-9177 (Cell)
Okeechobee


MATTRESS- NASA Memory
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)342-7835.
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
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$250(863)467-1110
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.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



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



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classad@newszap.com
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
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
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.




(8) Alustrian shepards AKC
registered 6wks. old 6-m
2-f shots & wormed $600
(561)721-5024
DACHSHUND, Black & Tan,
Ready to go home. 8 wks.
$300 (863)467-4728

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


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Full Thne 205


Employment
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14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 2, 2005


STEREO SONY RCA 5 Disc
CD Player, 4 speakers, 2
tower, smaller good cond.
$250 (863)801-1459


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

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

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

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



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





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



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





LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS3
^^ 863.673-1491


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



JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.
PATIO TABLE, Glass top w/
4 cushioned chairs. Good
condition. $100
(863)357-3650


Taylor Creek Condo
1 BR/1 BA
Partially furnished
561-662-2183
SEASONAL
1/1 Park Model
Lake & golf access
763-7623





OAK LAKE VILLA'S
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo. + 1st. & last.
(863)763-2838
OAKLAKE- 2BR, 2BA
1300 sq. ft., remodeled,
$950/mo, 1st/last, $500
sec. (863)467-5965.



3BD/1BA W/Irg. fenced yard
in city avail. 2/1 $700 mon
first/last sec. (863)357-
2302
RENTAL HOUSE R.O.K.
Advantage Properties, 28R,
1BA, Full Kit. L/R, 2 Horse
stables, fenced acreage.
$900. mo. Call 10am-6pm
772-597-0871.




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

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




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



NEW LOG HOME- 1.6 AC/
$59,900. Beautiful log
home package & gently
laying mountain property.
Off the Parkway near
Boone. (800)455-1981,
ext. 113







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


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



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




Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407
N. Okeechobee, FL
20 Pristine acres
Young oak/fenced
$20,000 per acre firm
Prequalified
(863)357-6700

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$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
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from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
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Taylor Creek Isles: Water-
front, Lake access. 3/2, '98
Palm Harbor. 55' dock, sea
wall, No storm damage!
$188,500 863-467-7132





90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557
Brand new 2BR/2BA Mo-
bile Home on lot in Treas-
ure Island, $95,000.
(863)763-5582

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Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 31r25
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.
BIMINI BOAT TOP New in
box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $350
(863)824-0455
BOAT PROPS stainless steel
various sizes $100-$150
Iv. message
(863)824-0455
BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft., gal-
vanized, single axle, $650.
(863)675-0705,

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
JON BOAT 97' 18" 75HP
Johnson w/galv. trl/2 live-
wells troll motor $3500
(863)824-0455
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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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.,
2/2 yr. warranty, $10,500.
(863)763-1020
SUPERIOR, '72, 26 ft., new-
er generator, new tires &
transmission, $1500.
(863)467-8804 aft 6 pm


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
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


RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866

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



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

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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 40125
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
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.


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CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CUTLASS SIERRA 1990 &
VOYAGER VAN 1989
$300 for both, will sep.
(863)467-2544
FORD ESCORT 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
u (863)467-6070.
LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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
mis., 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.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mis., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783
NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
OLDSMOBILE 1987,
runs good. $2,500 firm.
Call (863)357-0663

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PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470


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



CHEVY 72'
needs to be restored
$1000
(863)357-3981
ELECTRIC 4 WHEEL
DRIVE VEHICLE
36 volts, w/charger
$1000 (863)467-6070
FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whi 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
2V/2 TON
$1000 (863)357-3981
$1nningeart complete


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 O
(863)824-0441
CJ7 Soft top
w/doors & frame
good shape $300
(863)763-8072
GM Positte Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $500 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
(863)635-5186.


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

TURBO 350, rebuilt trans-
mission, 4x4, $350 or
best offer. (863)467-
8856

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 SILVERADO Ext
Cab '95, topper/bedliner
trir/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

FORD F150 90' 4WD extend
cab 4" suspension lift on
38" tires $1850 (863)634-
8023
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. Goosenecl
20', 6'-8' wide good
tires, floor, center gat(
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER
4x8, tilt, garage kept
$200 firm
(863)763-1524


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


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