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Vol. 96 No. 34 Thursday, February 3, 2005 50 Plus tax


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


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Lady Brahmans
fall to Vero, 53-45
The Lady Brahman basket-
ball team played host to the
Lady Indians of Vero Beach
Tuesday evening at the Okee-
chobee High School gym in a
Treasure Lake Conference
playoff game and were defeat-
ed 53-45.
The Lady Brahmans had a
difficult time finding the basket
throughout the first three peri-
ods of the game. In the first
period, Tierra Allen led Okee-
chobee in scoring with nine
points. The only other scoring
was from Desiree Kidd with
two.points. At the end of the
first period the Lady Indians
were ahead 22-11.
The second period scoring
was not much better. Allen led
the scoring with four points.
She was followed by Davisha
Moore with two, Jasmine
Kenty with two, and Kitaki
Roberts and Alicia Kibler with
one each.
At the jialf, the ladies from
Vero Beach went into the lock-
er room with a 15-point lead,
36-21.
Sports, Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 452
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.19 feet


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

Index
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Comics . . . .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ..... ......4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports .............. 8
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Weather ........... .2
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Donnie Oden, capitol projects manager for the county, stands in a room in the new
courthouse that will be used as a law library when the building is completed. The build-
ing should be finished in April.

Officials tour new courthouse


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Enhanced security and more
space are two features of the
new Okeechobee County Court-
house, which is scheduled for
completion in April of this year.
Clerk of the Court Sharon
Robertson, judges and court-
room security officials surveyed
their new working spaces Tues-
day as they toured the building
that is rapidly nearing comple-
tion.
The new courthouse, which
encompasses just under than
80,000 square feet, is bristling
with security measures. Every-
one entering the front entrance
of the building must pass
through a metal detector. Securi-
ty cameras are everywhere.
Judges use a magnetized card to
open the gate of their parking
area in the rear of the building.
Then, they take a private elevator
to their third floor offices and
courtrooms.
The building contains six ele-
vators. Two at the front of the
building are for the public. The
others are in restricted areas. One
is for the use of the clerk; two are
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When the new Okeechobee County Courthouse is com-
pleted this area will be divided into cubicles to make
working areas for employees of the clerk of the courts'
office. The building is expected to be completed in April.


judges.
Most of the first floor is
reserved for the clerk of the
court. People doing business
with the clerk's office can go to
one of three counters and talk
with employees through a glass
partition. Security cameras are
trained on each counter. As with
many areas of the courthouse, a
magnetized card is required to


enter the clerk's office working
space.
Cards can be programmed to
give a person access to one door
or many doors.
The rounded structures on
each corner of the building
house stairwells. At the present
See Court -Page 2


gas to
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The first natural gas pipeline
to be constructed in Florida in 40
years is now operational and
delivering natural gas through
Okeechobee County to the Flori-
da Power & Light generating
plant in Indiantown.
About 31 miles of the 69>-
mile pipeline, which delivers
natural gas to industrial cus-
tomers only, goes through Okee-
chobee County.
Gulfstream Natural Gas Sys-
tem spokesperson Chris Stock-
ton confirmed that as of Feb. 2
his pipeline was delivering natu-
ral gas to FP&L. He said the con-
tract called for delivery of 350


plant
million cubic feet of gas a day.
Phase I of the Gulfstream
project started in May of 2001
with pipeline construction in
Alabama. The pipeline then
went under the Gulf of Mexico to
Port Manatee and continued
overland through Manatee,
Hardee and Polk counties with a
short section going into Osceola
-County.
Further construction was
halted in 2002 because of the
lack of additional customers.
Construction plans for Phase
'II were revived May 30, 2003,
when FP&L entered into an
agreement with Gulfstream to
provide natural gas for its
See Gas -Page 2


OCSO, FHP


issue tickets


at checkpoints


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County-
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) and
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) on
Jan. 29 conducted a driver's
license and equipment check-
points on Northwest 36th Street
(Basswood), Northwest- 18th
Street (Playland Park) and Viking
Properties.
"These are conducted to pro-
mote traffic safety and to remove
from the roadway unlicensed
drivers and persons who are
driving on a revoked or suspend-
ed license," said Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May.
"I think it went very well,"
said Sheriff May about the out-


come of the checkpoints.
Seven Florida Highway Patrol
troopers and deputies from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office participated in the check-
points.
As a result of the checkpoints:
12 individuals were arrested for
no driver's license or driving on a
suspended license; 17 warning
citations were issued; 75 cita-
tions were issued; and, two peo-
ple were arrested on outstand-
ing warrants.
The checkpoints were con-
ducted in areas where numer-
ous traffic problems have been
identified including speeding,
See Tickets -Page 2


Father Duffy authors book


By: MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
Father Hugh Duffy is best
known in Okeechobee for his
work at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church and with the Mexican
farm workers, but now he is
also known as an author.
Under Reverend Duffy's 20-
year leadership the church has
grown from 100 families in
1984 to over 750 today.
An Irishman, Rev. Duffy
started a program called Christ-
ian- Community Action to build
housing for the elderly and
handicapped in Ireland. He first
came to the United States in
1974 when he was asked to
give a workshop on his work at
Notre.Dame University. Before
he left to go back to Ireland, he


had a letter of invitation to go to
Florida and build the communi-
ty here.
"I am a builder of communi-
ty and things," said Rev. Duffy. A
highly-educated man, he holds
a Doctor of Philosophy degree
from the University of Hull in
England.
To complete the degree, he
was asked to research and doc-
ument the connection between
a liberal arts education and the-
ology the study of God and
God's relationship to people. In

other words, the relationship
between rational thought and
religious faith.
After the tragic events of 9/11
showed us the destruction
caused by religious fundamen-
talism divorced from reason, the
publisher contacted Rev. Duffy
to turn his research into a book.


"When faith is not aided by ....
reason, religion falls into funda-
mentalism," said Rev. Duff.
The book is published as
"Queen of the Sciences". .
Published in 2004 by Cork .
Hill Press in Indiana, "Queen of
the Sciences" shows how the .A4
relationship between reason .
and theology developed as a r
science as shown in the writ-.
ings from the early years after :
Jesus Christ, through St. Augus-
tine and on into the Modern
Era. k
"The function of religion.is .
to save souls and to change the Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
human heart," said Rev. Duff. Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
In "Queen of the Sciences" a Father Hugh Duffy, from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
curious person can find that has written a new book, "Queen of the Sciences", which
reason can deepen faith, and explores the relationship between reason and theology
faith can uplift reason. developed as a science.


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News Briefs

Public is urged
to attend meeting
OKEECHOBEE The Kissim-
mee River Valley advisory com-
mittee will meet Saturday, Feb. 5,
from 10 a.m. until noon in the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) meeting room.
The meeting room is located
on the second floor of the Bank of
America building, 205 N. Parrott
Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is
to provide an opportunity for
members of the SFWMD to meet
community members that are
interested in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region for
public use and recreation.
For information, contact Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.
Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Terms are for three years, and
either city or county residents may
apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave,For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
Nb member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.
Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional Dis-
trict, will hold office hours in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse from 8:30
until 10:30 a.m.
Ms. Decker can also be
reached by calling (863) 763-
6441.
Fantasy 5
has one winner
TALLAHASSEE One winner
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$211,216, the Florida Lottery said
Wednesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in Delray Beach, lottery
officials reported.
The 300 tickets matching 4-of-
5 numbers will collect $113.50
each.
Another 8,248 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $11, and 81,556
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5..
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 17-24-27-32-36..
Meter flaw leads
to refunds by FPL
TALLAHASSEE The Public
Service Commission decided
Tuesday that business customers
of Florida Power & Light Co. who
had faulty meters were entitled to
refunds going back one year, but
not more as some customers
were seeking.
The panel determined the size
of refund for four business cus-
tomers after FPL admitted that
some older "thermal demand"
meters it uses to measure peak
demand by commercial cus-
tomers were flawed. Residential
customers are billed only on actu-
al use, and don't use such meters. ,
FPL has refunded more than
100 commercial customers who
overpaid because of the meters,
but representatives of retailers
Target, J.C. Penney Co., and Dil-
lard's and hotel operator Ocean
Properties Ltd. allege the bad
readings go back farther.
FPL is phasing out the thermal
demand meters and expects
them to be replaced by electronic
ones by the end of the year.
A class-action lawsuit against
FPL on the same issue is pending
before a Florida appeals court.

Crist seeks access
to'51 bombing files
TALLAHASSEE Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist has
asked the U.S. Justice Department
for access to files in the unsolved


1951 bombing deaths of civil
rights activists Harry and Harriette
Moore.
Crist asked the FBI for com-
plete access to the records in a let-
ter to U.S. Attorney General-Des-
ignate Alberto R. Gonzales and
FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Crist said last month his office
would review the deaths after the
Brevard County chapter of the
NAACP asked that the criminal
investigation be reopened. No
one was ever held responsible for
the bomb that went off under
their Mims home as they slept.
The Moores registered black
voters, opposed school segrega-
tion and sought higher salaries for
teachers.


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charged with felony
By Maria Chandler was inspecting the job site and
Okeechobee News found during his investigation that
five workers at the site were
A local man was arrested for working without the proper
not carrying workers compensa- worker's compensation insur-
tion insurance on his employees. ance.
Arrested on Jan. 24 was Elias Jeff Korte, chief of the Bureau
Bahena Betancourt, 42, of 28th St. of Workers Compensation Fraud,
His bond was set at $2,500. said the offense is a third degree
Betancourt, of American Roof- felony punishable with up to five
ing, was working at a residence years in prison.
on Southeast 34th Avenue. Betancourt, said Mr. Korte, will
Joseph Lutwin, from the probably receive probation and a
Department of Insurance Fraud, fine.


Juveniles arrested


in robbery attempts
Two juveniles were arrested chobee County Jail and later
after they reportedly attempted to transported to the juvenile deten-
rob two individuals. tion facility in Fort Pierce.
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nesteu onu j nu. o w15 ne The suspects attempted to rob
Joshua Brookins, 15, and individuals at the shopping center
Desmond Smith, 17. They were in the 3200 block of U.S. 441 S.
each charged with attempted rob- in the 3200 block of U.S. 441S.
bery and assault. The suspects were reportedly
They were taken to the Okee- in search of money.

Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday, Feb.
10, in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeanne
Kearney, SHINE Coordinator (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).
This is a free program offered to the community. For information, call
Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT, at (863) 824-2780.
Red Cross hosts Appreciation Day
The Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Appreciation Party on Friday,
Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 323 N. Parrot Ave. The party is to thank
all of their local volunteers for their hard work and dedication and to wish
everyone a Happy New Year. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is designed for
beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill in leather tooling. It
is designed for mature persons wanting to acquire the skill of leather art.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is a must. Registrations will be
taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Some supplies will be required.
For information, call (863) 467-8239; or, e-mail emie@thewaymans.com
Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a fundraising flea
market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12. The team is raising money
to go to summer camp in North Carolina. They are accepting donations of
all kinds of items including furniture, outdoor recreation equipment, lawn
and garden, electronic products and more. If you have something of value
sitting around your home or business gathering dust, you can call and they
will come and pick it up. If you would like to donate an item please con-
tact George May at (863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.

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Gas
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Indiantown plant expansion.
Okeechobee played a crucial
part in the construction of the 110
miles of Phase II. About 60 miles of
40-foot pipe sections came to
Okeechobee by rail and were
stored in a pipe yard on N.W Ninth
Street before being trucked to the
construction site.
As this process was beginning,
there was some speculation as to
how the additional trucks would
affect the roadways and traffic.
However, Deputy County
Administer Jim Threewits said the
impact on county roads was mini-
mal and that things worked well.
The project was originally
scheduled for completion in
December, but it was delayed
somewhat because of the hurri-
canes.
Mr. Stockton said that FPL is the
only customer on Phase II of the
pipeline. However, he said that


Gulfstream is "always talking" to
potential customers. He went on to
say that the way Florida is growing,
he predicts more demand for natu-
ral gas especially to furnish
power for generating plants.
Al Taylor, vice president for
operations for Gulfstream, claimed
that the annual tax benefit to Okee-
chobee County for the pipeline
would be $1 million.
Charles Mattox, who has been
overseeing local construction
efforts for Gulfstream, said that that
there is still a little cleanup and
fencing to be done on the pipeline
and that the Gulfstream office in
Okeechobee, which has recently
been staffed by five people, would
close by the end of the month.
Nick Blount, F&PL spokesper-
son, said that this pipeline would
serve as a source of power for the
Indiantown plant expansion that is
scheduled for completion this
summer. In the meantime, he said
that the gas could be used to run
tests. In addition, the new pipeline
would provide another power


source for the existing section of
the plant that is currently powered
by two other gas lines coming
from the east coast.
Mr. Blount said that for some
time the Phase I section of the
pipeline has been providing natu-
ral gas to the FP&L plant in Mana-
tee County.
"We are excited about the
opportunity to provide quality, reli-
able natural gas service to FP&L,"
said Brad Reese, Gulfstream vice
president.
"In less than three years, Gulf-
stream has proven itself to be a
very valuable addition to the Flori-
da marketplace," said Mr. Reese.
"In the wake of a hurricane season
that tremendously impacted the
Florida market and eastern Gulf of
Mexico supply on several occa-
sion, Gulfstream proved its ability
to deliver when it mattered most.
With this extension in place, we
look forward to continuing to
expand our transportation service
to support Florida's growing need
for natural gas."


Court


Continued From Page 1
time, for security reasons, the stairs
will be used only as emergency
exits from the building. Stairwell
doors can be opened on any partic-
ular floor. However, once a person
is inside the stairwell the only door
they can open from the inside is the
ground floor door.
Ms. Robertson noted that she
would have more space than in her
present offices. However, the new
office will have a feature she will
have to get used to working
cubicles.
The rear of the first floor is
devoted to maintenance, storage
and holding cells for prisoners.
There is a loading dock to unload
supplies, as well as a sallyport for
unloading prisoners. The sallyport
gates are wired so that they must
be closed before the door into the
prisoners' holding area can be
opened. Other doors in this holding
area are also wired so that one
door must be closed before the
other door will open.
From the detention-area, prison-
ers can take one of two elevators to
holding cells adjacent to the third
floor courtrooms.
In the event of power failure, a
1,000 kilowatt generator, located
behind the building, will automati-
cally come on line in 10 to 15 sec-
onds. The generator has a 4,000-
gallon fuel tank and automatically
comes on to test itself once a week.
The second floor will house
offices for the state attorneys and
public defenders. Once again, the
state attorney's area can be
accessed only with a magnetic
card.
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Winning Lottery
numbers

MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Tuesday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
1-1-4
Play 4
7-0-0-2
Mega Money
28-24-44-9, Mega Ball: 19
Fantasy 5
7-29-27-34-28


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
This is the judge's bench in one of the four courtrooms in the
new Okeechobee County Courthouse. The building is
expected to be completed in April.


there are two large unfinished
areas on the second floor. At one
time Okeechobee County Com-
missioners considered using this
area for a meeting room and coun-
ty administrator's office while the
old courthouse was being remod-
eled. However, they decided this
would be too expensive.
The top floor houses four court-
rooms. On either side of the
entrance to each courtroom is a
small conference room. Theses
rooms were formed by removing
the last few rows of courtroom
benches.. Judge Shirley Brennan
expressed concern about the num-


ber of seats and if there would be
enough.
To. the rear of the third floor,
* away from public access are the
judge's offices.
The east end of the third floor
houses the jury selection area. In
this room are two rows of wooden
benches that Mrs. Robertson said
resembles a church.
She noted that now the com-
mission chambers or Teen Town
have to be used for jury selection
assembly rooms. The new jury
selection room will also have cable
television.


rTicket As areas where there are
TIck. e S numerous traffic problems come
forward the sheriff's office will
Continued From Page 1 address them.
reckless driving and numerous traf- The sheriff's office will conduct
fic crashes. these types of checkpoints on a
more regular basis in a continuing
Sheriff May said recently there effort to enforce the state's traffic
have been several crashes on laws. The goal is to keep all road-
Northwest 36th Street. ways safe for the motoring public.







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Obituaries


Patricia Am
Marion Booker
Patricia Ann Marion Booker,
age 48, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, Jan. 29, 2005. She was born
Nov. 12, 1956, in Immokalee. She
was a resident of Okeechobee,
since 1987 coming from Fort
Pierce and was employed in the
restaurant business as a cashier.
She was preceded in death by:
her mother,
Dorothy Pearl
Tucker Marion.
Survivors
include: her
husband, Leon
Booker of
Okeechobee;
one daughter, -
Star Patrice
Marion of Patricia
Okeechobee; Booker
father, Joseph er,
Willie Marion
of Fort Pierce; stepmother, Denza
Marion of Fort Pierce; four broth-
ers, Marcus and Joseph Marion,
both of Fort Pierce, Charles Marion
of Jacksonville, Leslie Marion of
Miami; and, five sisters, Frances
Marion of Rochester, N.Y,
Josephine Caldwell of Avon Park,
Shirley Marion of Fort Pierce, Edna
Marion and Maureen Jackson,
both of Miami.
Visitation will be held from 5


until 7 p.m., Friday Feb. 4, at Mount
Olive Baptist Church in Fort Pierce.
Funeral services will be held at 1
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at Stone
Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in
Fort Pierce. Interment will follow at
Pine Grove Cemetery in Fort Pierce.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of Stone Brothers Funeral
Home.
George W.Cordes
George W. Cordes, age 83, of
Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 31, 2005, in
Summerfield. He was a retired
watchmaker and owner of a jewel-
ry store in Swanton, Ohio. He was
a 32nd degree Mason and was a
charter member of the iwatchmak-
ers/clockmasters association of
Ohio, Inc. He served in the U.S. Air
Force during World War II and was
a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church. He moved-to Okeechobee
in 1998.
Survivors include: his wife of 25
years, Dorothy L. Cordes of Sum-
merfield; sons, Brian Cordes of
Bushnell and Michael Cordes of
Toledo, Ohio; stepson, Mark Hall-
,beck of Clackamas, Org.; sisters,
Ruth Cantwell of Tampa and Clara
Bloomer of Toledo, Ohio; four
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
A Veterans memorial service
will, be held at Del Webb Spruce
Creek on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 10


a.m., and a memorial service at St.
Johns Lutheran Church, Friday,
Feb.4 at 10 a.m.
Inurnment will be at Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell on Fri-
day, Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial con-
tributions may be made to
SCG&CC Veteran's Project at the
pavilion at Del Webb Spruce Creek
Country Club, Summerfield, Suites
in Summerfield, Fla. and St. John's
Lutheran Church in Summerfield,
Fla.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Lady Lake, Fla.
Marjorie Louise Horn
Marjorie Louise Horn, age 64, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Feb. 1,
2005, at her res-
idence. She
was born Oct.
29, 1940, in
Louisville,
Tenn. .Mrs.
Horn had been
a resident of .o'
Okeechobee ,
for 32 years.
Survivors Marjorie Horn
include: her
beloved husband of 32 years, Earl
Horn of Okeechobee; children,
Wendy Segarra of' Okeechobee,
Steven Segarra of Miami, Marina
Moorhead of Hollywood and Jef-
frey Segarra of Okeechobee; 11


grandchildren; two great-grand-
children; stepchildren, Janie,
Gwen, Judy and Debbie; sisters,
Freda Jane Stephens of Port St.
Lucie and Maxine Davis. of Sey-
mour, Tenn.;'and, brother, Elmer
Hill of Georgia.
A private family graveside serv-
ice will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P. O0. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Thomas E.
Palazzolo, Sr.
Thomas E. Palazzolo, Sr., age
64, of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Jan. 31, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born Dec. 9, 1940, Mr.
Palazzolo had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 36 years.
Survivors include: his son,
Thomas (Theresa) Palazzolo, Jr. of
Lake Ozark, Mo.; brother, Salvatore
(Carmella) Palazzolo of Palm Har-
bor; sister, Mary Cabano of Palm
Harbor; and, grandchildren,
Thomas Palazzolo and Judy Palaz-
zolo, of Lake Ozark, Mo.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Courtesy photo/Okeechobee County Library
Donated statue
Frank and Betty Williamson have given the Okeechobee
County Public Library a beautiful bronze statue of a young
girl holding a book. The inscription on the table reads:
"Presented to the children of Okeechobee. May they dis-
cover the magic of reading. By Frank and Betty
Williamson, Dec. 2004." The statue can be seen immedi-
ately upon entering the library. It is the hope of Mr. and
Mrs. Williamson that seeing this statue will encourage the
boys and girls of Okeechobee to become readers and to
discover the joy and knowledge that can come to them
through books.

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Stupid
"The only thing stupid in this country is the people that use the
word stupid."
What is it
"I am wondering what is going on, on the south side of 710 up
by Sherman. It looks like they might be digging a reservoir. I
would just like to know 'cause-I am curious about it." (Editor's
Note: Thanks for calling. The South Florida Water Management
District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are putting in a
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) there, which is known as the
Nubbin Slough Stormwater Treatment Area. Water from Nubbin
Slough will flow into the 780-acre site where emergent vegetation
will take up phosphorus from the water column. The water will
then be returned to Nubbin Slough. There is another such project
on Taylor Creek. Both are aimed at reducing the amount of phos-
phorus being carried to Lake Okeechobee. The Nubbin Slough
project is expected to be completed by September of this year.)
Not Appalling
"This is in response to 'Appalled' apparently you didn't even
bother to listen to or watch the video at the child support office. Not
once does it say the word deadbeat dads. The word deadbeat isn't
even mentioned. Try listening to this again, because it is very educa-
tional. I learned something from the video, and you probably
would too it you would take the time to listen. An absent parent is
just that, a parent that is absent from the child-separated -whether
it is a mother, a father or both. A deadbeat parent is one who avoids
supporting a child financially, emotionally and physically. I must
thank this office for their help and support, as well as the fight they
give every child that must go through this ordeal. Most of the time
this office doesn't even know who the child is, but yet they fight that
child's right to support. These people have a good heart and a solid
commitment to all of our children. You can't make someone be a
model parent, but you can take action to make sure the kids are
supported. So, don't be appalled, these people can help you too, if
you give it a chance and listen. It is admirable that you are a single
parent, raising a small son. In this world we now live in it is becom-
ing an every day occurrence a single parent raising a child alone.
It would be a better world if we didn't have the need for an office
like this. Can you imagine if this office wasn't available to fight for a
child's right to support? That would be appalling."


Letter to the Editor

The old ways
Sometime every day you hear on the TV about recycling and the
over-weight problem in the country. My generation put the empty milk
bottles on the front step and the milkman took them-and left fresh milk
- not cartons.
The garbage went out on Tuesday night and the local farmer picked
it up to slop the hogs. The trash went out on Thursday night, what
there was of it. You went to the butcher and bought a piece of meat
and he wrapped it in one piece of paper no plastic carton.
Soda bottles were returned to the store .2 cents for small and .5
cents for a large bottle. That's how the kids got movie money col-
lecting bottles around the neighborhood.
Daddy and I bundled the papers and rags and took them to the rag
man for .10 cents a pound. You shouldn't complain about the dumps
being full when everything is prepackaged or bought at a fast food
restaurant.
, You ate what you bought daily. Sometimes, if the money was tight,
you had stewed tomatoes and bread and you were glad to get it.
Snacks and soda were considered a treat.
Mother gathered laundry from the second floor and carried it to'the
basement. She sorted all the clothes and started with the white load in
the wringer washer. One washer full of water did all the laundry. She
carried it outside and hung it on the clothesline there was no dryer.
She brought it back in, ironed it and carried it back upstairs and put it
away.
Floors were scrubbed on you hands and knees there were no
swiffers.
Groceries were pulled home from the market in a wagon. If she had
a doctor's appointment, she walked to his office which was open from
2 until 4p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. And, she waited her turn.
Most women didn't drive. Women didn't have time to sit around
and get fat.
In the summer we took down the storm windows and hung the
screens from a ladder up against the wall.
You did your own auto repairs because when you opened the hood
you could actually see the engine.
If you needed hot water, you went to the basement and lit the hot
water heater. While you were down there you might put a shovel of
coal on the fire or sift a few ashes.
Kids played outdoors; jumped rope, played hopscotch, tire ball or
hide and seek. There were no computers. It was all good exercise.
People won't get thin pushing buttons, eating precooked meals
and driving everywhere they go.
Instead of preaching to us on TV, go after the people who package
all this stuff. I like convenience as much as everyone else, but I think
we've come to far from the old ways.
Rusty Lewis




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Looking Back ...
This was taken in the 1950s of the Clewiston Inn, where U.S. Sugar Corp. operates the largest raw sugar house in conti-
nental U.S. Clewiston is also famed for its agricultural development, for nearby hunting and fishing and for one of the finest
inns in the South.


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. 3-6 with Evangelist Gene Samford. It will be
held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday through 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.
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 will meet for dinner 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. Anyone wanting
to join is welcome. 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 Morgan 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 available for a donation of $5.
Eat in or take out is available. Five dinners or more will be delivered.
For information or to order, call (863) 763-7843 or (863) 357-1713.

Kissimmee River Valley meeting planned
The Kissimmee River Valley advisory committee will meet Satur-
day, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon in the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) meeting room. The meeting room is
located on the second floor of the Bank of America building, 205 N.
Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity
for members of the SFWMD to meet community members that are
interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for
public use and recreation. For information, contact Kelli Stickrath at
(863) 447-1998.


Crime Prevention Tip
When boating, make sure all children are wearing life jackets.


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. If you need more
information, call Margaret Smith at 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 inter-
ested 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 infor-
mation, 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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will 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. For
information, call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial Everyone is
invited. 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 relationships. The support groups are held. every Thurs-
day 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. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
givers, and is facilitated by Paula Baxley, M.S.W. of Hospice of
Okeechobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W of the Area Agency on
Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-
2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
that will mqet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill
family member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by
social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give
one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones
is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W Sec-
ond Ave. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All-persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For more informa-
tion, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A, meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers
will meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, N.E. Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construc-
tion work will be at a Habitat work site in an adjoining county.
Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-
1371, for information and details.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR
to attend, from October through May. For information call Ruth
Lawson, regent, at (863) 763-2492, or Bonnie Hill, vice regent and
registrar, at (772) 597-4235.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour. It will be an open step meeting.


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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner with
Sons of the American Legion from
3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through. Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be'on Monday and
Wednesday from-6 p.m. Everyone
iswelcome. 'Ee
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
4#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at 357-
2138, or Don South at 763-8954.
Saturday, Feb. 5; special elec-
tion of officers will be held starting
at 10 a.m.
EaglesAeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;
food will be available for a dona-
tion. Music by Jimmy Harper will
start at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m: until?; food will be available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Every first and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Every first and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
For the other Saturdays and
Sunday of the month call the'
lodge for the menu at (863) 763-
2552. ,
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment' starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For more information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge,
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
. Feb. 5: WOTM Bingo brunch
starting at 10 a.m.
Feb. 6: Super Bowl game day
at 3 p.m. There will be board
games and card games in the din-
ing room. There will be chicken
wings and other snacks.
Feb. 12: WOTM Valentines
Day dinner from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Prime rib or pork chop dinners,


and music for dancing.
Feb. 13: Moose district meet-
ing at 1 p.m. with a catfish lunch.
Feb. 15: Moose lodge mem-
bers meeting at 8 p.m.
Feb. 20: NASCAR Daytona 500
race day. starting at noon. There
will be board and card games in
the dinning room.
Feb. 26: The Moose legion
sponsors a tribute to Elvis show,
from 7 until 11 p.m. featuring John-
ny Derose and the Heartbreakers
for a $10 donation.
Feb. 27: Moose Lodge enroll-
ment starting at 1 p.m. All prospec-
tive members should attend.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Karaoke nights starting at 7
p.m. Feb 2,10,17 and 24.
Every Wednesday, Frida and
Saturday nights, meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
to see what they are serving.
Every Friday and Saturday
night there will be music for danc-
ing starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Each Sunday morning break-
fast is served from 8 until 10:15
a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Every Thursday: Bar bingo at
1 p.m. .25 using paper sheets, bring
your dauber. (members only)
The patio is now open every
day from noon until 8 p.m.
Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Moose races and dinner served at 3:
p.m. on
Feb. 5: WOTM presents baked
spaghetti, salad and desert.
Sunday Feb. 13: Pork roast
dinner.
Feb 9: at 8 p.m., LOOM meet-
ing for all members.
Feb 8: at 8 p.m., WOTM chap-
ter enrollment.
All meetings for WOTM are
held at the lodge.
Feb. 16: legion meeting at 7:30
p.m.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.
VFW Post #4423
.* Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until 9
p.m.
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 12:30. Everyone is wel-
come.


Every Friday bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be followed
by .25-cent bingo at 1 p.m.
Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5 until
9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner will be
served from 2 until 5 p.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Feb. 19:will be the .yearly
garage sale. We are looking for
donations that can be resold. For
information, call (863) 467-0840 or
(863) 467-2882. We will pick items
up.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m..Com-
mander Don South is available at-
(863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
e The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday, at 10 a.m.
and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special. Serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
menu.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch. is avail-
able. Darts at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m., along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon;
live music and dancing at 7 p.m.
e Sunday: every third Sunday is
a potluck birthday dinner. All other
Sunday are variable. Call (863)
763-2308 to find out what we are
having. Darts begin at 7 p.m.


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From hoot to howl, Big '0' Festival is a big success


Beginning Friday afternoon
with the arrival of vendors and
birding participants, the Doyle
Conner building in Moore Haven
was the place to be this past week-
end.
A reception on Friday night
opened the events and Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce Director
Jeff Barwick ,.ll. i ill, welcomed
all those present to a weekend of
fun atnd food.
Food for the evening consisted
of local foods such as frog legs,
catfish, swamp cabbage, and typi-
cal southern dishes. After the din-
ner the annual "Owl Hoot", led
this year by Paul Lucky of Moore
Haven, was enjoyed by many.
Tales of the area, along with hot
dogs, and hot chocolate or coffee
kept the crowd enthralled while
waiting for the owls to respond to
the "Hoot".
Many visitors enjoyed tours to
see birds and wildlife with local
guides, Jeff Barwick, Dr. Paul Gray,
of the Audubon Society and Mare
Proudfoot, Florida Wildlife Officer.
Sugarland Tours provided the
bus for these special events.
While some were out on tours,
many others were enjoying the
activities taking place in the Doyle
Conner Building such as the craft
show, art contest for kids and of
course the "Thunderhawk Big Cat
Rescue" shows. Appearing for the
first time at the Big "0" Festival,
Ray Thunderhawk and his assis-
tants, who are all volunteers,
showed the big cats to spellbound
crowds.
The cats were introduced one
by one and history was presented
on how this cat came to be at the
rescue center located in Central
Florida. White and Yellow Tigers
and a beautiful cougar were avail-
able for posing for photographs
and many took advantage of the
opportunity to have their picture
made with a "Big Cat". Big Cat
Rescue is a non -profit organiza-
tion solely supported by private
contributions. A tax-deductible
donation goes strictly to the care
and feeding of the cats and the
maintenance of their sanctuary.
The Thunderhawk staff is com-
posed of volunteers from all walks
of life. Among the volunteers this
weekend were a practicing attor-
ney at law and a pharmacist who
spend their free time with the ani-
mals. To learn more. about Big Cat
Rescue, go to www.thunder-
hawk.org on the Web. If you see
someone with a "Big Cat" shirt on,


you will know the purchase of that
shirt helped to care for rescued
animals. Thunderhawk Big Cat
Rescue is located in Sharpes, Fla.
Since the founding of Big Cat Res-
cue, 59 big cats have been saved.
Another spectacular event
enjoyed and photographed by
many were the birds of prey.
Lynda White of Florida Audubon
Birds of Prey center in Maitland
brought Paige the eagle, Daisy the
owl, Bobby the burrowing owl,
Newton the Kestrel and Cracker
the Cara Cara to the show. To the
delight of hundreds they strutted,
fluttered and "posed for pictures."
Paige sat on her perch high above
and carefully watched the people
and every now and then would let
out a typical eagle scream.
Mrs. White and her husband
Jim were also the keynote speak-
ers at the dinner held at the
Clewiston Inn on Saturday
evening. The group was
enthralled with her stories of


many of the Radical Raptors and
how they came to be at the-rescue
center and were amazed to find
that they treat and release 650 to
700 birds per year.
Most of these come to them
from Florida, but they have
received some from as far away as
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Two Hundred and seventy Bald
Eagles have been released back
into the wild. Forty percent of the
Bald Eagle population can be
traced back to the Audubon Soci-
ety. The center has to make deci-
sions many times on life and
health and sometimes call on fal-
coners to help them rehabilitate
an injured eagle.
Mrs. White is the coordinator
for Audubon Eagle watch. There
are now 3,000-4,000.in the state of
Florida. Only Alaska has more
eagles than Florida. There are 285
Eagle Watch volunteers watching
nesting in Florida at this time. Citi-
zen scientists watch eagles to


Staff photos/Adam Weiland
Ray Thunderhawk and his team.


4Mu '


Paige the Bald Eagle and Lynda White.


ensure recovery of Bald Eagles.
Once an endangered species they
may come off the list this year.
Due to the hurricanes this past
year, 70 percent of the old nests
were destroyed and they are hav-
ing to rebuild. Eagles have a repu-
tation of stealing from other birds
but they are truly beautiful, have
massive strength and size and rep-
resent our country well.
To learn more about Eagle
Watch visit- the Web site
www.audubonofforida.org/coii-
servation/bop.htm


Visitors to the Doyle Conner
building had many crafts and
items to choose from including
books by local teacher and
author, Nancy Dale, and former
Moore Haven resident Sally Set-
tle Barrow. Both ladies have
written books pertaining to his-
tory of Glades County. Charles
Walters of Moore Haven was
happily turning out wood
objects with his lath while peo-
ple watched and asked ques-
tions. He made objects to order
while they waited.


Last but not least, the food at
the festival was fantastic as
usual. The 'ladies from Moore
Haven's Women's Club served
barbeque dinners on Saturday
and no festival in this area would
be complete without Skinners
Ribs. There were also plenty of
hot dogs, chili, chicken wings
and other goodies to satisfy
young and old alike.
If you missed the festival this
year, just remember to mark
your calendar for the last week-
end in January next year.


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Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Lady Brahman Kitaki Roberts drives to the hoop against a
Vero Beach defender Tuesday evening at the O.H.S. gym. The
Lady Brahmans fell to the Lady Indians 53-45.


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Senior Lady Brahman'Davisha Moore (light uniform) goes up
between Vero Beach defenders to score Tuesday evening
against the Lady Indians.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Phillip Powers, a senior at Okeechobee High School,
received a scholarship to Webber International University
where he will play football and study business. Present
with him at the signing were his mother, Louise Powers,
and OHS head football coach Tod Dresser.
Powers inks with WIU


Lady Brahmans fall to Lady Indians, 53-45


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman basket-
ball team played host to the
Lady Indians of Vero Beach
Tuesday evening at the Okee-
chobee High School gym in a
Treasure Lake Conference play-
off game and were defeated 53-
45.
The Lady Brahmans had a
difficult time finding the basket


throughout the first three peri-
ods of the game. In the first peri-
od, Tierra Allen led Okeechobee
in scoring with nine points. The
only other scoring was from
Desiree Kidd with two points. At
the end of the first period the
Lady Indians were ahead 22-11.
The second period scoring
was not much better. Allen led
the scoring with four points. She
was followed by Davisha Moore
with two, Jasmine Kenty with


two, and Kitaki Roberts and Ali-
cia Kibler with one each.
At the half, the ladies from
Vero Beach went into the locker
room with a 15-point lead, 36-
21.
Neither squad lit up the
scoreboard much in the third
stanza, as Okeechobee scored
seven points and Vero scored
nine. Still, the Lady Indians had
a 45-28 lead.
Allen began to find her way


to the basket in the fourth peri-
od and scored nine points, and
Michaela Fish added a three-
pointer but the Lady Brahmans
could not make up the deficit.
The Lady Brahmans will take
on the Lady Terriers from Moore
Haven on Friday, Feb. 4, at the
O.H.S. gym. The Lady Brahman
junior varsity will start the
evening off at 5:30 p.m., with
the varsity taking to the hard-
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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School sen-
ior Phillip Powers signed to play
football at Webber International
University Wednesday afternoon.
Powers, 18, received a full
scholarship to Webber where he
will study business.
Present with .him during the
signing Wednesday were OHS
head' football coach Tod Dresser
and his mother Louise Powers.
Wednesday was the national
signing day for football.
The scholarship will cover
Powers' tuition, books and room
and board. In the fall of 2005 he


will begin playing football for the
college located i on Park,
which is south of Lake Wales.
Powers played offensive tack-
le for the Brahmans, and has
been a member of the team in his
sophomore, junior and senior
years at OHS.
In addition to being a member
of the football team, Powers is
active in the Crime Watch club at
the high school.
He has a cumulative grade
point average of 3.25.
"We are really proud of him,"
said Dresser. "We know he will
represent Okeechobee well."
Powers is the son of Louise
and Tim Powers.


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

Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
and proceeds will go towards
local art scholarships. For infor-
mation, call Kelly Raulerson at
357-1199.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area .soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804, for
more information, and an appli-
cation. Just two hours of your
time each week will make a dif-
ference in the lives of these chil-
dren.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi-
viduals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1-800-403-9311.

C.G. Auxiliary is
active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard.
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over-
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For more information call (863)
467-3085.

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter


juvenile justice programs
throughput the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
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9o0 Numbers 160


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

PUPPY, Mixed, Female, Ap-
prox. 8-10 wks. Vic. of
441 N & NW 344th St.
(863)634-0471
When doing those chores
is doing you in, It's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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

LOST: RAT TERRIER Black
& white spotted, male, lost
in area of NW 63rd Terr.
Call 634-8349.
OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.
Pomeranian, fem., 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 tG 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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2910 SE 23rd. St.,
Old Glassware, Lots of
Other Items. CHEEP!

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
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Love, Your Husband
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Employment -
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Employment.
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
ALUM. INSTALLERS:
Experienced Pool
Enclosure Installer
Needed. Top Pay.
Local Work.
Call Mike at: 357-4703.
ALUMINUM INSTALLERS
WANTED:
Screen Porches, FL Rms.,
Carports, Roof overs.
Competitive wages.
Room for advancement.
863-634-4151
SAsk For Steve..

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY,
GOOD PAY,
CALL J863)467-2982


BOOKKEEPER HELPER
Okeechobee Asphalt &
Concret. Duties include
(but are not limited to)
Answer phones, Data Entry
& Other Clerical Duties.
Apply in person @
503 NW 9th St.

BUSINESS MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee
Asphalt & Concrete.
Competitive Salary &
Benefits. Apply in person
@ 503 NW 9th St.
CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518 ,
Drug Free Workplace
COOK
For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney
DFWP

Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

DAYCARE HIRING, FT/PT
18 yrs. & older w/diploma or
GED. (863)763-0611

DRIVERS
Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
A CDL
(866)666-8524

Dump Truck
Driver Needed
Clear Class A or B CDL
EOE/DFWP
Apply at
Rock-A-Way Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
(863)763-3143
F/T HELP NEEDED
FOR TREE FARM.
Must Be Bilingual.
863-763-2838
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP

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


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


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


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


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




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


SOD STACKERS
needed
(754)581-4948


SKILLED CARPENTERS
NEEDED: Please call
863-697-3001
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LABORER POSITIONS
Valid driver's lic., Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
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.
OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL; with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410
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online at
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RN & LPNs
Needed to work for busy
Home Health Agency.
(877)909-2815
SALES PERSON
Okeechobee Asphalt &
Concrete is looking for
outgoing & self-motivated
individual w/experience in
sales. Will train the right
person. Apply in person
503 NW 9th St.


SECRETARY
RECEPTIONIST
F/T, Quickbooks a plus
Experience a must
Please Fax Resume to
(863)763-1816
WANTED:
Office asst. for fast-
paced construction
office. Self starter,
highly motivated, re-
ceptionist duties and
Peachtree software
exp. A MUST! Apply
in person to Abney &
Abney Construction,
Inc., 805 SW 15th
St., Okeechobee. NO
PHONE CALLS,
PLEASE! DFWP/EOE


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CLEANING PERSON PT
Nights must have own
transportation Call Mon-Fri
9am-3pm (863)467-2982
LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED- Call Louis
(772)332-5040.

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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The Okeechobee News is seeking an imme-
diate opening for a full time Customer
Service Representative to work Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Good math skills
Knowledge in office procedures:
Phone Etiquette
Payables
Banking/Deposits
Computer Skills
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
*'Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer









Start a new career in the much needed beneld 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


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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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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 Eq al Opportunity Employer
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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.

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


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REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool, white16cu.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.


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

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



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.

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


Dresses for Flower Girl,
,white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
LEATHER JACKET
Grey length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550
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
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
DINING ROOM TABLE, solid
cherry, w/4 chairs, mint
cond., $125. (863)763-
.6843
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
DRESSER, 9 drawer & AR-
MOIRE, 4 drawer, $150.
(863)467-1619

KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

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

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 &


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



BENCH PRESS
W/110 pound weights
$40
(863)467-8915



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



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


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- Chair
Carrier, Hooks up to hitch.
Has ramp & tilts. $350
(863)357-2597 Lv msg.
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


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
GREEN BOTTLES 50 Great
for homemade wine making
or water storage. $125 all,
will sep. 937-215-0307
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
. $49. 863)675-3470 Mel
Piston Rings for ground
power 220, new, 15 over,
can be cut to any size,
$150. (863)467-6696
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure.
$900 (863)467-0890. .
STEPS Concrete & wood
$70
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4191






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40'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

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



DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728



AMP, 400 watt.
Practically Brand New
$40 (863)610-0573

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.Stamps 570
Collectibles *'75
Computer-Video 580
Crafts, 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 0410
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,,Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VRs 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


ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-
5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698

DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany), $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698
SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


CHEST FREEZER
kelvinator 41 "x21x35"
runs great $100
(863)824-0455
DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894. ,
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.
RANGE, GE, Elec. Good
shape. $75. 863-467-4124


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

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


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

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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 215
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860'
Seeds Plants '
Flowers 865



Case D00 1939, big & beau-
tiful, 1st $2500 takes it.
(863)467-4328





LOOKING I
TO BUY
COWS
.%, 863.673-1491


ENGLISH TRAIL SADDLE
sm. adult 15" blk. $190
(561)261-3530

MEADOWBROOK CART,
wooden horse/cob $999
(561)261-3530

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



BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920
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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960





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


3BD/1BA W/lrg. fenced yard
in city avail. 2/1 $700 mon
first/last sec. (863)357-
2302
BASSWOOD, 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. Brand New Home!
$1200 mo. Call for apt.
863-824-0035 Tammy
RENTAL HOUSE R.O.K.
Advantage Properties, 2BR,
1BA, Full Kit. L/R, 2 Horse
stables, fenced acreage.
$900. mo. Call 10am-6pm
772-597-0871..


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, 12 ft., with trail-
er, 15 hp Mercury, trolling
motor, $2000 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6112
JON BOAT 97' 18" 75HP
Johnson w/galv. trl/2 live-
wells troll motor $3500
(863)824-0455


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.-
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property10B





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

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

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



Builders lots still
available in brand new
community nextto
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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB-111 AU 237


Mobile Homes



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



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


Recreation



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


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
(863)824-6720
BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
BIMINI BOAT TOP New in
box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $350
(863)824-0455
BOAT PROPS stainless steel
various sizes $100-$150


DRYWALL BENCHES
Alumimum 2
$150
(863)763-8054
MILL DRILLING Machine w/
tooling, ele, single fas, 230
volt 2HP $1000 (863)763-
0618
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233
TOOLBOX
Diamond plated
almost new $150 firm
(863)763-8054
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547


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.


information 467-0831.
PROFESSIONAL

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









COUPLE, W/2 sm dogs
looking for a rental w/in 10
mi radius of 0kee. 2BR, is
preferred 863-261-1968.


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KAYAK, I ',, 11 Good
shape I poison. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 aftei 6p
* **
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Sz/lki nmotor & trailer. Used
v ,! v lltl :. $11,000 neg.
863-167-915/6:34-2866
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PONTOON- '13, all electric,
gqial Io canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & tilr. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
RANGER, '91, 392V, '02
Mercury 200hp, 122 hrs.,
i aIranty, $10,500.
-1020
Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor. w/trailer
.-i, $3.000
i Uncle
Joe's Fishlhouse
863-983-9421

SUPERIOR, '72, 26 ft., new-
er generator, new tires &
transmission, $1500.
(863)467-8804 aft 6 pm
TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 lp 0/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649

TROLING MOTOR
,2/24 VOLTS
$50
(863)467-8915


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
28'V 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
Sunrmi. 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
SUZUKI 01' Katana 750
7000 mi. hit parked car/
damaged drivable $3500
neg (863)763-8408


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
GO CARTS 2 w/fiberglass
bodies, 6V2 industrial Honda
Motors. From Ft. Pierce
Grand Prix. $600/both
or will sep. 863-261-2263

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


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Automobiles 400"
Autos Wanted 410
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks -40"i)
Construction
Equipment 10?5
Foreign Cars 40310
Four Wheel Drive 41135
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 14050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406u
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40i0


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY LUMINA 97'
owner ex. Government
car 67k original mi. $4000
(863)763-8408


CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CROWN VICTORIA 97' 1
owner/city very well taken
care of $3650 firm
(863)763-8408
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

LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
(863)946-2020
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 91,
All power. Auto. Motor &
Trans. run great! $950 or
best offer. 863-357-9947
MAZDA 626 1993: 106 K
mls., 5 spd., new cv axles,
30 mpg., 1 Owner. $1600
(863)357-5832


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

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mls., 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



FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whl dr., no air, $2000.
(863)634-3159

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


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

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

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


CHEVY TRUCK MOTOR
96' 4.3 Vortec
$550
(863)824-0441
GM Positive 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.
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
trlr/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909
DODGE DAKOTA 01'
Extended cab overhead v-8
$9700 (863)697-0019
or 763-1187
DODGE EXT CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton, 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
$7500 (863)697-0192.
FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382
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. Gooseneck
20', 6'-8' wide ,good,
tires,' floor, center gate
$2500 (863)697-9704


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

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Public Notice j005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIOA
CASE NO. 2001 CA 50
BA MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO NATIONSBANC
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BANK OF LAKE OKEECHO-
BEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RANDY R. SEARS, el us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to the Final Judgement entered
in this case now pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicat-
ed above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 15th day of Febru-
ary, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said order
or final judgement, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE
LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1994 PEACH-
TREE MOBILE HOME/
DOUBLEWIDE. DESTINY ID
#PT37436A & PT37436B.
OROEREO D at OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, this 14th day of
January, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee, Florida
By: /S/ Beatrice Rodriguez
As Deputy Clerk
551723 ON 2/3,8/05

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Community Events


Church to host camp meeting
The Okeechobee Church of God will host the Big Lake Winter Camp
Meeting Feb. 5-7, with special guests Reverend Larry and Jan Timmer-
man from Cleveland, Tenn. The weekend will begin with a ladies' semi-
nar with Jan Timmerman on Saturday, beginning at 9 a'.m. This seminar
is free and open to the public. It will be followed with lunch at noon. Rev.
Timmerman will conduct services at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Monday. He
will also hold services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., then again at 6 p.m. on Sun-
day. The church is located at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., behind McDonald's.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.


Talk show deals with birth defects
Family Stations' Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb. 5,
starting' at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I 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 mortality. 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 information, call 824-2702.


Sorority hosting yard sale
Theta Omicron Chapter of:Beta Sigma Phi will host a yard sale on Sat-
urday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon at the old U-Save parking with all
proceeds going towards scholarships. For information, call (863) 467-
0353.


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


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


Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety class-
es for February are: Saturday, Feb. 5, babysitters training from 8:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m.; Saturday, Feb.' 19, infant/child CPR from 9 a.m. until noon;
and Thursday, Feb. 24, first aid basics from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is
$25 for the first class and $5 for each class after that-- up to three classes.
For information on the location of the classes or to sign up, call (863) 763-
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Parent booster club meeting slated
The Brahman Athletic Association is sponsoring a parent booster club
meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School stu-
dent services conference room. Everyone is invited. You do not need to
have a child in O.H.S. to become involved. For information, call Cheryl
Hollin at (863) 467-0353.


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


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


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


Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday, Feb.
10, in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeanne
Kearney, SHINE Coordinator (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).
This is a free program offered to the community. For information, call
Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT, at (863) 824-2780.


Red Cross hosts Appreciation Day
The Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Appreciation Party on Friday,


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Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 323 N. Parrot Ave. The party is to
thank all of their local volunteers for their hard work and dedication and
to wish everyone a Happy New Year. For information, call (863) 763-2488.


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


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


Genealogical Society meets at library
The Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, and will hold a discussion on obituaries.
Please bring your families to the meeting. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call Eve at (863) 467-2674


Interfaith dialogue is planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and friends of
the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are interested to an
interfaith dialogue and potluck dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.
The dinner and discussion will be held at the Okeechobee Community
Center located across from the airport entrance on U.S. 98. A guest lectur-
er from Orlando will be discussing Jesus in the Koran. Coffee, tea and
table service will provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.


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LEGAL NOTICE
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL wiil be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise
dispose of contents of the follow-
ing units to satisfy the delinquent
storage lien. This ad placed in ac-
cordance with Flonrida Statutes
1985. Section 83.806.
Name Unit#
Deborah Brown 9-43
Amy Conrad 9-46
Jesse Fleming 6-19
Robert Futch 8-23
Beth Herndon 5-12
Kevin Lawrence 7-42
Gary Letisch 7-60
David Moye 6-23
Johna Pelayo 6-12
Stephanie Williams 9-47
Schardett Yates 9-11
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on
Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 9:00
AM. Items may be withdrawn be-
fore sale by paying all liens in full
by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 4,
2005. The office is located at Gal-
axy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, 863-467-
2588
Item' fnr 'lp' intijrip mirvlhnanij1
toys, and tools. Open door sale.
Cash only. A $20.00 cleaning de-
posit will be taken.
550796 ON 2/3,4/05

LEGAL NOTICE
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, FL, will be
conducting a public sale or other-
wise dispose of contents of the fol-
lowing units to satisfy the delin-
quent storage lien. This ad placed
in accordance with Florida Statutes
1985, Section 83.806.
Name Unit#
Jen Bertram 98
Marguerite Douglas 130
Diane Yerger 24
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy
Warehouses at the above address
on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at
8:00 AM. Items may be withdrawn
before sale by paying all liens in full
by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 4,
2005. 863-763-5044
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys, and tools. Open door sale.
Cash only. A $20.00 cleaning de-
posit will be taken.
550802 ON 2/3 4/05

NOTICE OF SALE
70 West Mini Storage
2190 SR 70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Saturday, February 26, 2005
@ 9:30 a.m.
Unit #262 Tiela Buck
Unit #203 Patricia Martinez
Unit #404 Patricia Martinez
Unit #246 Hugo Yates
550024 ON 1/27;2/3/05


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