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Vol. 96 No. 35 Friday, February 4, 2005 504 Plus tax


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

Inside

Productivity rises
by 4.1 percent in '04
The productivity of Ameri-
can workers, the critical
component for rising living
standards, increased by 4.1
percent in 2004, capping a
remarkable three-year period
in which worker efficiency
climbed at the fastest pace in
a half century.
The Labor Department
reported Thursday that pro-
ductivity for the final three
months of the year was up at
an annual rate of just 0.8 per-
cent, which was the slowest
quarterly increase in almost
three years.
The rapid gains in produc-
tivity began slowing in the
July-September quarter
when productivity rose by
just 1.8 percent after increas-
es of 3.7 percent in the first
quarter and 3.9 percent in
the second quarter last year.
On Wall Street, the Dow
Jones industrial average was
down about 30 points in late
morning trading as investors
worried that the sharp slow-
down in productivity gains
over the past six months will
fuel inflation fears at the Fed-
eral Reserve, prompting poli-
cy-makers to begin moving
rates up faster. There have
been. six quarter-point
increases since June. Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 455
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Lo&al Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.17 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . .10-12
Comics ........... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ... .... ... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ 7
TV ............. .11
Weather ...........2
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The new south gate to Okeechobee High School will line up with the intersection of U.S.
44 N and N.E 23rd Lane and will accommodate two way traffic.

Traffic flow at OHS to change


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Motorists entering the
grounds of Okeechobee High
School in the mornings and
evenings will have to get used
to a new traffic pattern next
week.
Unless weekend rains pre-
vent paving, the new south gate
to Okeechobee High School
will be functional Monday
morning. The new south gate
is about 100 feet south of the
old gate and lines up with the
intersection of U.S. 441 N and
N.W. 23rd Lane.
Where the old south gate
was one way, the new south
gate will allow for two-way
traffic.
The present middle gate to
the campus will be permanent-
ly closed according to Assistant
Superintendent of Schools Lee
Dixon.
Mr. Dixon said that the Flori-
da Department, of Transporta-
tion would not allow three
entrances onto the new four
lane U.S. 441 N.
Plans call for a fully function-
al traffic light at the new inter-
section.
The new south gate will
allow access to the campus in
the mornings, after school, for


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
These workmen are getting ready to pave a new road on
the Okeechobee High School campus. The road runs
along the west side of the football stadium to allow for
exiting the campus via the new south gate.


athletic events and other after
school functions.
During class hours, access to
the campus will be through the
north gate.
In connection with the new
gate, a road is being built along
the west side of the football sta-
dium.
Traffic will enter the new
south gate via the right lane
only. At the corner of the foot-
ball stadium, the road will


become two lanes around the
south and east sides of the foot-
ball stadium. Cars will take the
left lane and school buses will..
take the right lane.
Past the football stadium,
school buses will continue onto
the north side of the campus to
unload while cars will turn left
into the parking lot, and return
to the south gate via the new
road on the west side of the
football stadium.


City council



discusses



train horns
By Maria Chandler asked if bilingual signs would
Okeechobee News have to be posted warning
motorists that there were no
The Okeechobee City Coun- train horns at crossings.
cil has heard enough. City attorney John Cook said
Tuesday, the council direct- the public works department
ed staff to investigate enforcing would have to inspect signs
the noise ordinance regarding daily to ensure they were in
train whistles. pa
Councilman Dowling Wat- place.
ford said he receives phone The council was also con-
calls from neighbors regarding cerned about their possibly
the train horn waking them up being liable for an accident at a
at night. He said he is also dis- crossing if trains could not use
turbed by the blaring of the~ their audible signaling device.
warning device. In other business, the coun-
A copy of the city's noise cil:
ordinance was sent to CSX proclaimed the week of
Transportation.
City Administrator Bill Veach See Council Page 2




Gallagher asks


for freeze on


insurance rates


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Chief Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher asked state insur-
ance regulators to freeze
homeowners insurance rates
Thursday, saying he is alarmed
by recent requests for premium
increases in the wake of hurri-
canes.
Gallagher asked the state
Office of Insurance Regulation
to hold off approving any pend-
ing or future rate requests until
the Legislature can fully exam-
ine the homeowners' market


this spring.
The Office of Insurance Reg-
ulation answers to Gov. Jeb
Bush and the three-member
elected Cabinet, which
includes Gallagher. But the
office has the authority to act
on insurance rate requests
without approval from Bush
and the Cabinet members.
Gallagher, who is expected
to run for governor next year,
said his immediate concern
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Entertainment contract
On Wednesday, Feb. 2, Randy Carillo (left) from Morgan
Renee Entertainment Inc. signed a three-year contract
with the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. Repre-
senting the Chamber were Brenda 0 Conner (center) and
Darrell Donnelly (right). The contract calls for Morgan
Renee to provide entertainment for Okeechobee festi-
vals. After the signing they went over the details of hav-
ing country singer Joe Nichols perform during the
upcoming Speckled Perch Festival in March.


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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.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three
years, and either city or county
residents may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.
Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the following:
9 age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption dead-
line to file is March 1.
e 2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of
a named tropical system. The
deadline to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile
home due to loss from a named
tropical system. The deadline to
file is May 1.

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Council
Continued From Page 1
Feb. 20-26 as National Engineers
Week.
approved the first reading of
Ordinance No. 879 and set March
I as a final public hearing date. If
approved on second reading, the
alleyway in Block 123 would be
closed. az
temporarily closed South-
east Thiry Avenue between
Southeast Park' and Second
Streets on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
through Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. for the
Okeechobee Main Street's annual
barbecue.
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adopted Resolution No. 05-
01 pertaining to the 2005 police
cars.
temporarily closed an addi-
tional street (Southwest Third
Avenue between North and South
Park Streets) for the Law Enforce-
ment Expo on Feb. 19. At the Jan.
18 meeting the council temporari-
ly closed Southwest Fourth
Avenue from State Road 70 West
to Southwest Park Street. The rea-
son for the additional street clos-
ing was because event participa-
tion has grown.
will pay city attorney John
Cook to serve as the city adminis-
trator until the position is filled.
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Jan. 28. He accepted a position as
city manager with the City of Fla-
gler Beach which he begins on
March 1. His last day with the City
of Okeechobee is Feb. 25. The city
will advertise for the position of
city administrator with a salary
range of $55,000 to $60,000. Joey
Hoover, executive director of the
Economic Council, suggested
that the council form a citizens
board to review applications
received and make recommenda-
tions to the council. Mayor James
Kirk said the applications would
be reviewed by the council. Appli-
cants must have a four-year
degree to be considered for the
position. For his services for filling
in Mr. Cook, will receive $2,500
for February and $5,000 per
month during the interim period.


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was learning that Nationwide was
seeking an increase that would
average more than 28 percent for
its Florida customers, on the heels
of another double-digit increase
approved last year.
He also was alarmed that the
Columbus, Ohio-based insurer
was asking to double mobile
home-insurance rates. .
"I'm extremely concerned that
there is a trend with companies,
including Nationwide, trying to
recoup their losses from the hurri-
canes or raising their rates so poli-
cyholders are forced to drop cov-
erage," Gallagher said. "The
5 prudent thing to do is to slow
down and consider the conse-
quences of rate increases on
storm victims who are not able to
handle an additional financial
burden."


Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Wednes-
day in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
0-9-8
Play 4
3-8-4-0
Fantasy 5
23-6-16-19-21
Lotto $3 million jackpot
8-25-29-4-42-22


Community Events


'His Story' planners will meet
The "His Story" planning committee will meet on Feb. 21 at 7
p.m. in the Fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church. If
you are interested in helping with the production for 2005, please
come.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library
meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is
invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Feb. 24,
"The Time Travelers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday,
March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April
21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan;
Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris;
and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie
Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Ping pong tourney helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be
holding a ping pong tournament singles and doubles in the
Fellowship hall on Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The doors will
open at 9 a.m. for late registration. The entry fee if you pre-regis-
ter is $10 and $15 at the door. Add $5 per additional entries i.e.
doubles and open division). Proceeds from this event are to help
the youth groups of the church. For information, and tournament
rules call Jim at (863) 763-4021.
Main Street plans cookoff
Okeechobee Main Street is preparing for its third annual bar-
becue cookoff on Feb.26. This event is sanctioned by the Florida
Barbecue Association, and is offering over $8,000 in prize
monies. Main Street offers additional prizes for local Okeechobee
teams. Anyone interested in competing should call Terry Bur-
roughs at 697-6325 for information.
Church hosts chicken dinner
* The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a
smoked chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist
Church; 200 N.W. Second St. The church is located between the
Bank of America and the Okeechobee County Courthouse.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will be
served from 4 until 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. Tickets are available at the church office. Call (863) 763-
4021 for information.
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, March 5, at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class
is designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with some
skill in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons wanting
to acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited and pre-reg-
istration is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come,
first-served basis. Some supplies will be required. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com
Rotary members plan bike ride
The Rotary Club of Okeechobee will have its second annual
L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) Bike Ride on March 19
beginning at Nubbin Slough at 8 a.m.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their play-
ground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more infor-
mation, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word process-
ing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navi-
gate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact
the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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New FEMA helpline hours are announced


ORLANDO-The Department
of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), and the Florida
State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) announced that
the FEMA Helpline and registra-
tion phone number will- be
closed Sunday, Feb. 6. Also,
effective Feb. 7, the Helpline will
be operational from: 8 a.m. until
6 p.m. EST, Monday-Saturday,
until further notice.
Floridians who have ques-
tions about the status of their
disaster assistance applications


or the assistance they have
received can call the Helpline
toll free at (800) 621-FEMA
(3362) or TTY (800)462-7585 for
the speech- or hearing-impaired.
Operators can:
Check on the status of an
application;
e Make applicant informa-
tion changes;
Request a re-inspection
when appropriate;
Give information about fed-
eral disaster assistance pro-
grams; and


Refer applicants to other
federal/state programs and serv-
ices.
Individuals who have sus-
tained damages caused by Hur-
ricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne have until Feb. 28, to
apply for disaster assistance
from the 2004 hurricanes via the
FEMA toll free registration num-
ber, also at (800) 621-FEMA
(3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585.
Applicants may also register
online by going to the FEMA
website at http://www.fems.gov


and clicking on the right side
link "Register for Disaster Assis-
tance Online."
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is pre-
pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impact. Visit
http://w'ww.floridadisaster.org
for the latest information on the
hurricane relief efforts.


Obituaries


Vineta Sparkman
Aldridge
Vineta Sparkman Aldridge,
age 82, died Feb. 2, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. She was
born to Fred Sparkman and Lot-
tie Norman Sparkman.
Preceded in death by parents
Fred and Lottie, sisters: Bertice
Yates, Clara Sabo, Loreda Spark-
man, Baby Girl Sparkman and
Vilda Yates; brothers, Ed Spark-
man, Leon Sparkman, Iris Spark-
man, Bud
Sparkman;
great grand-
sons, Justin
Underhill of
Okeechobee
and Brandon
Wright of Ten-
nessee.
inSurvivors
'include: her Vineta
husband of 57 Veta
years, Zollie Sparkman
'Georgia Boy' Aldridge
Aldridge; sis-
ters, Rita 'Dink' Tyner of
Basinger, Veree 'Blondie' Davis
of Okeechobee and brother,
Eldon Sparkman of Colorado;
children, Brenda Joyce Aldridge
Raulerson Lynn of Tennessee,
Jesse Aldridge of Okeechobee,
Geraldine Aldridge Bertram of
Okeechobee, Allen H. Aldridge
of Okeechobee, Zolline Aldridge
Holcomb of Fort Pierce, Char-
lene Aldridge Sanders of Orlan-.
do; grandchildren,, Donald
Raulerson, Jr. of Tennessee,
Dana Raulerson Salabor of Ten-
nessee, Derenda Raulerson
Moyer of Mississippi, Jeff
Aldridge, Jeanne Aldridge Billie
Melanie Jones, Kimberly
Bertram Fralix, Anthony Z.
Bertram, Vahie WilkPo'fi,-all of
Okeechobee, Kevin Fralix of
Tennessee, Allen Z. Aldridge,


Mary Leonard Underhill Bulling-
ton of Okeechobee, Miranda
Aldridge and Heather Aldridge of
Illinois, Tammy Holcomb San-
tana, David Holcomb and Christ-
ian 'Dancetone' Holcomb all of
Fort Pierce and Nicole Sanders
of Orlando. In addition, there are
29 great-grandchildren.
Memaw also had dncondi-
tional love for Dottie Fralix Cole
of Tennessee, Terry Lynn
(Treser) Peters Hafler of Okee-
chobee, Phil Carden of Kissim-
mee, Susan Peters of Ohio, Scot-
ty Peters of West Virginia, Jimmy
Fralix of Okeechobee and
Jimmy Wilkerson, Troy Fralix,
Ann and Josh Campbell of Okee-
chobee, Maria Montoya,
'Devonte', Tony, Little Maria,
Marco, Felipe' Montoya all of
Okeechobee, Bobby and Reba
Chandler Siler of Okeechobee
and Mary Jean Harrell of Okee-
chobee wishing they were her
descendants and Mrs. Byars, a
special friend. Also, with knowl-
edge of nieces, nephews, other
family and friends."
Friends may call at the First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth
St. in Okeechobee on Friday,
Feb. 4, from 4 until 7 p.m. Funer-
al services will be conducted at
the First Baptist Church on Sat-
urday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. Inter-
ment will follow in. Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Carl Douglas Holman
Carl Douglas Holman, age 75,
of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, Feb. 2, 2005, at his resi-
dence. He was born May 25,
1929, in Franklin, Ky., Mr. Hol-
man, formerly of Beech Grove,
Ind., had been a resident of


Okeechobee for 4 years. He
served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean War and was a mem-
ber of VFW Post 10539, Ameri-
can Legion #64, Masonic Lodge
#270 F & AM in Southport,
Murat Temple and Scottish Rite
in Indianapolis. Mr. Holman was
the former owner of Holman
Brothers, Inc. for 42 years. He
enjoyed fishing.
He was pre-
ceded in death
by his parents
and several
brothers and -
sisters. a .
Survivors
include his
beloved wife
of 18 years,I
Mary Holman Carl Douglas
of Okee- Holman
chobee; sons,
Ronald (Anita)
Holman of Greenwood, Ind. and
Steve Holman of Indianapolis,
SInd.; daughters, Karen Sparks of
Orlandof and Sheryl Lewis of
Indianapolis, Ind.; stepson,
Robert (Kelly) Cheek of Wash-
ington; granddaughters, Karl
Sparks of Indianapolis, Kristi
Sparks of Marietta, Ga., Jennifer
Holman of Ohio and Emily Hol-
man of Indianapolis; grandson,
Jonathan Holman of Green-
wood, Ind.; step-granddaugh-
ters, Samantha Cheelk and
Nicole Cheek of Washington;
brother, George (Betty) Holman
of Beech Grove, Ind.; .sisters,
Willa Mae Higdon of San Anto-
nio, Texas and Trilby Henry of
Buford, Ga.; and many nieces
and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bux-
ton Funeral Home on Friday,'
Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. until Mason-
ic Funeral Services at 1:30 p.m.
Interment will be if Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to


Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Lewis Tankersley
Lewis Tankersley, age 74, of
Okeechobee died Wednesday,
Feb. 2, 2005, at the VA Hospital
in West Palm Beach. He was
born Aug. 19, 1930, in Flint,
Mich. 'to William and Tressie
Tankersley. He was a retired
rancher and heavy equipment
operator having come to Okee-
chobee from Ft. Pierce in 1947.
Mr. Tankersley was a member of
the Believers Fellowship Church
and a US Army veteran having
served during the Korean War.
His favorite pastime was wit-
nessing and sharing his .love of
Jesus.
He is survived by: his wife of
29 years, Betty Tankersley; son,
Wade Wyatt (Diane) of
Altarnont, Tenn.; three grand-
children, Justin, Leah, and
Meghan; two sisters, Tressie
Zobel of Okeechobee and Ann
Garcia of Pine Mountain Club,
Calif.; brother, Lester Tankersley
of Bushnell; a host of nieces and
nephews, family members,
acquaintances, and friends in
Christ.
Visitation will be Saturday,
Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory, funeral
services will begin at 1 p.m.
Interment will be at Oak Hill
Cemetery in Lake Placid with
James Fannin and Lester Tanker-
sley officiating.
All arrangements arc entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Advertisements
"I was with a friend of mine this morning that works with the
sheriff's department. When she opened her W2, I was shocked
to see an advertising flyer in her W2. It was for a certain CPA that
taxes for the county employees. I realize this was only an adver-
tisement but why was he the only one allowed to place her flyer
in these W2s? Why weren't other CPAs given the same opportu-
nity? Maybe this is a relative to the current administration, I don't
know but it doesn't seem right." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. Sheriff Paul May said whenever a local business be it a
bank, restaurant, CPA office or any other type of business con-
tacts the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office asking if they can
distribute flyers promoting their business he gives them permis-
sion as long as they provide the adequate amount of copies
and fold them. He said you can visit the sheriffs office and at any
time find flyers on bulletin boards, in employees pay stub
envelopes, personal inboxes, etc. This particular CPA you are
referring to called and provided 200 folded copies within a cou-
ple of hours of her request. Sheriff May said local vendors are
constantly going out of their way for the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and he feels this is the least he can do in return. He
went on to say the CPA referred to is not related to the current
administration but if she were, he said he would give her the
same courtesy he would give any other local vendor.)

Impressed
"I am very impressed with this new sheriff and the Citizens
Patrol. I have-noticed a big difference in a short period of time. I
believe Okeechobee County is a much safer, quieter and more
pleasant community to live in now. Thank you, keep up the
good work!"
No Rights
"This is about man's rights. Women have Martha's House,
where do the men get to go? The men have no rights and no
place to go and DCF takes all their rights away to their children.
This is all wrong. The man doesn't stand a chance in court. The
Guardian at Litem takes the children's rights to see their father,
and the women win."

Traffic Light
"I would like to complain about the main intersection light.
Two accidents at the same time are ridiculous. They need to
extend the time on the caution light. It goes from green, to cau-
tion, then to red with no time in between caution and red. They
need to delay the time on the amber caution light."

Guardian at Litem
"This is about the Guardian at Litem program. We feel the
judge should not always take the guardian's word. People do
make mistakes."

American Flag
"This is about the flag poles at the new courthouse. It has
three flags and the American Flag in the middle is not higher
than the others. According to ethics, if the American Flag is
placed between other flags it is supposed to be higher."
Phony War
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Community Events

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 renaissance man from Jacksonville will reflect on his life
as a poet, composer, diplomat and civil rights leader. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library, and is free and open to the
public.

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



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Looking Back ...
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Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For more information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
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. Construction work will be at a
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suit-
able for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for additional 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 emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
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 additional 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.

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church. For information contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman'at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
- Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information, con-
tact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the
American Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical advisor Dr.
Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Community Events


Church to host gospel meeting
The Big Lake Church of Christ, 1115 S.W. Third Ave., will host a
gospel meeting Feb. 4-6 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.

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. 4-13.
For informationon 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 hurri-
canes. Lasagna will be prepared by Laura Sims, Tom Murray, Vin
Malone and Diane Kaufman. Dinners will be available for a dona-
tion 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 Sat-
urday, 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 build-
ing, 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.

Church to host camp meeting
The Okeechobee Churdh of God will host the Big Lake Winter
Camp Meeting Feb. 5-7, with special guests Reverend Larry and
Jan Timmerman from Cleveland, Tenn. The weekend will begin
with a ladies' seminar with Jan Timmerman on Saturday, begin-
ning 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 serv-
ices 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 Sunday. The
church is located at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., behind McDonald's. For
information, call (863) 763-4127.

Street Ministry plans services
Okeechobee Street Ministry will be held on Feb. 5 from 6 until
8 p.m. in the city park. There will be an evening of worship and
gospel music. Food and drinks will be provided. For information,
call (863) 634-3360.

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 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Hanna Fink,
executive director of March of Dimes South Florida Division.
The topic will be about birth defects and infant mortality. For infor-
mation, 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.
t
Sorority hosting yard sale
Theta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host a yard sale
on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon at the old U-Save park-
ing with all proceeds going towards scholarships. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0353.







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Community Events

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 Okee-
chobee High School student services conference room. Every-
one 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 Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7
p.m. Anyone interested in tracing their family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For more information, call (863) 467-2036.
Library hosts programs on Broadway.
Ian Nairnsey will present Broadway Blockbusters, the latest
in his Broadway musical series at the Okeechobee County
Library. Mr. Nairnsey, an expert on the music and lore of the
Broadway musical theater, will give his audience a glimpse into
the hits of the Broadway stage. The programs will be on the fol-
lowing Tuesday nights and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library
meeting room: Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Cole-
man Feb 15.
Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee
Department of Health on Feb. 8. The class is free and will run
from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from 1:30 until 3 p.m. For more
information, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-
2173.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, 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.
Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a
fundraising flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go to summer camp in North Car-
olina. They are accepting donations of all kinds of items includ-
ing furniture, outdoor recreation equipment, lawn and garden,
electronic products and more. If you have something of value
sitting around your home or business gathering dust, you can
call and they will come and pick it up. If you would like to
donate an item please contact George May at (863) 634-5836, or
Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.
Red Hat Convention is planned
Approximately 460 ladies from Sebring, Okeechobee and
Arcadia will be attending the Red Hat South Central Convention
on Feb. 12. at the K.O.A. from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Frieda Drinka at (863) 357-3873 or (863) 610-1162.
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 dis-
cussion on obituaries. Please bring your families to the meeting.
-The public is invited. For information, 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 lecturer from Orlando
will be discussing Jesus in the Koran. Coffee, tea and table serv-
ice will provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.
Baptist church sponsors concert
Loren and Gloria Wissman and their 12 children from
Seward, Neb., will be in concert on Feb. 17 at the First Baptist
Church. Their Christian-based music comes in many flavors -
gospel, bluegrass, traditional and contemporary hymns along
with patriotic songs. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The
church is located at 410 S.W. Fourth St. For information call
(863) 763-2171.
Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Thurs-
day, Feb. 17, from noon until 3 p.m.; on Friday, Feb. 18, and Sat-
urday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.
Ladies group plans bake sale
The Northside Baptist Church ladies group is having a bake
and yard sale on Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. until p.m. at 1801 U.S. 441
S.E. For information, call (863) 763-2472.
Hospice hosting blood drive
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will be hosting a .
blood drive on Friday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All donors
will have the opportunity to win a weekly drawing for a Sweet-
heart's Package, which includes a pair of movie tickets, dinner
for two and a floral arrangement. Five winners will be contacted
weekly. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.


Officials break ground on EAA Reservoir


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) representatives,
together with state officials
"turned dirt" on the Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.
The event marks the beginning
of a test phase that will provide
important information to be used
in the design of the reservoir, an
ambitious project whose environ-
mental aim, experts say, will go
far in maintaining the integrity of
the Everglades.
Standing at one side of pump
station G-370 outside of South
Bay on a windy morning, Jan. 14,
the group of representatives
looked toward the future of the
program.
"We are well on our way," to
Everglades restoration, said one
of the three speakers at the event,
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary
Colleen Castille.
"The (SFWMD) board is on
schedule and on budget," added
SFWMD Executive Director Henry
Dean.
Last week, the two joined in
the groundbreaking ceremony for
the reservoir project. Once com-
pleted; that reservoir will hold
190,000 acre-feet of water and
will provide for significant addi-
tional water storage within the
EAA, an area approximately
700,000 acres in size. It will cap-
ture storm-water runoff from agri-
cultural land and additional water
supply to improve flows into the
Everglades, according to the dis-
trict.
An integral part of the success
of the reservoir, the test cells, was
discussed at the presentation.
Engineers close to the project
said the test cells symbolize an
important step in moving toward
the implementation of the reser-


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South Florida Water Management District representatives and state officials broke ground
on the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir.


voir, one of the eight components
of the Acceler8 project. Acceler8
is a program of the state of Florida
for accelerated Everglades
restoration. Under it, funding for
the restoration projects will help
to achieve several restoration
goals faster, including seeing proj-
ect components in the ground 11
years ahead of schedule.
The cells will serve as an early
indicator of how the district will
expect the reservoir to function.
Controlling water seepage in
South Florida's porous limestone,
muck soils and sand, engineers


say, is a challenge in constructing
aboveground reservoirs. The test
cells will provide engineers with
seepage data for evaluating final
design issues and reservoir opera-
tion.
Information provided by the
district says that each of the two
cells 500 feet square in size -
will mimic the 12-foot depth of a
full reservoir. Together, the cells
will hold 24 million gallons of
water and will be monitored for
approximately four weeks by the
district.


According to district officials,
utilizing the test cells is one way of
protecting the public's $300 mil-
lion investment into the project.
Engineers say they want to be
sure that whatever design they
implement will be one that prom-
ises the best long-term results.
"We not only want it to work,
but to be as cost-efficient as possi-
ble," said Nicolas Gutierrez,
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will hold their baseball and softball
sign-ups Feb. 5, 12 and 19 from 9
a.m. until p.m. at Teen Town.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie
- 7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10
years old; Majors- 11 and 12 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings 7
and 8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10
years old; Ponytails- 11 and 12
years old; Belles- 13, 14 and 15
years old; and Debs -18 and
under. The official playing age of
all children will be determined by
their age on July 31, 2005, for
baseball and May 31, 2005, for
softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer to. help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr. at
(863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (8.63) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
www.chobee.com.
State prep rodeo
comes to Okeechobee
The Florida High School Rodeo
will be held at the Okeechobee
County Agri-civic Center Feb. 5 and
6.
Rodeo activities begin at 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m. on Saturday, and at 11
a.m. on Sunday.
Admission and parking are free.


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


Hunters can apply
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Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
- For information, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
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game against the Lady Indians of Vero Beach. Lashawn
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left), their mother Dee Refoure (third) and Tierra Allen
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Swearing in ceremony
On Thursday, Jan. 27, the board of directors for Okeechobee County were sworn in by
Okeechobee County Commissioner John Abney. Taking their oath were: (right to left)
Dale Ann Watford, as secretary from Preferred Properties; Rob Willson, as president
from D.R. Willson Land Co.; Lori Mixon, as president-elect of The Tucker Group, LLC;
Nathon Pippin, as treasurer from Pippin Properties; Jim Fowler, as a director from Cul-
breth Realities; J.D. Mixon, as a director from D.R. Willson Land Co.; Sharon Johnson,
as a director from The Tucker Group, LLC; and Jeri Wilson, as a director from The Tuck-
er Group, LLC. Also sworn in but not in the picture were Faith Neilson of Coldwell
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Friday, Feb. 4,
through Thursday, Feb. 10, 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, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Coach Carter" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15
p.m.
Theatre III "The Aviator" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and
7 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, and 7 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)
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Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
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high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
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program that provides four-year
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sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at'his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling,offered..
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W
Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religious, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. Easy to use
because we use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently the library is
staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Wednesday evening 6 to 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at 763-
4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
' basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
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tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship


class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage'Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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

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

CHIHUAHUA, Very Small,
Black w/tan spots by ears,
eyes & on legs. REWARD!
863-697-6436/467-4852

Lost: black & white rat terri-
er, answers to Ace, wear-
ing pink collar, REWARD!
(863)763-2987

LOST: Prescription eye-
glasses in dark hard case,
vic. of McDonald's. Re-
ward if returned.
(618)615-1821

LOST: RAT TERRIER Black
& white spotted, male, lost
in area of NW 63rd Terr.
Call 634-8349.

OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots-of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.

Pomeranian, fem., reddish
brown, 4 yrs. old, vic.
Okeechobee warehouse
on 1/22. REWARD!
(863)467-1299


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CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.

CAT Free to a good home
(863)357-1522
or (863)634-6596

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






ANNUAL Park Wide Yard
Sale Sat. Feb. 5th, 15601
SR 70 W Kissimmee River
Fishing Resort. 1st right
across Kissimmee River
Bridge, West on 70. 8a-?



OKEECHOBEE SAT 2/05
7am-? 598 N.W. 22nd
lane (BEHIND THE RODIO)
furniture, clothes, house-
hold items, misc. & a multi
family sale.



TREASURE ISLAND
Fri., Feb. 4th. 8am-4pm
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

To Angela Thompson
Forever & 2 days
Love, Your Husband
Alvin Thompson


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


ALUM. INSTALLERS:
Experienced Pool
Enclosure Installer
Needed. Top Pay.
Local Work.
Call Mike at: 357-4703.


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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:
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Payables
Banking/Deposits
Computer Skills
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
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TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Immediate Openinus.
Must have CDL Class A or B
License with Hazmat, Tanker & Air Brake
Endorsement with a clean driving record.
HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS.
,- Pick up application at:
: in. HOWELL OIL, COMPANY
S--. !'_ -'I-, 808 NW 12th St.
'-w,-' Belle Glade, FL 33430


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


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


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


BAR TENDER: F/T
Experience Preferred,
But Will Train Right Person.
Competitive Pay.
Call (863)467-2882
Ask For Ray.


BUSINESS MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee
Asphalt & Concrete.
Competitive Salary &
Benefits. Apply in person
@ 503 NW 9th St.


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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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.


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

OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410
Over The Road Drivers
wanted 5yrs. exp. req.
Palm City
trucking company
call 9-5
772-287-9510
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
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mailto: classad@newszap.com
RN & LPNs
Needed to work for busy
Home Health Agency.
(877)909-2815
SKILLED CARPENTERS
NEEDED: Please call
863-697-3001
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The right applicant will:

Have computer skills
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Be able to handle pressure
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Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
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Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442



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


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.

Screen Enclosure
installer needed shop
help/assemblers
measure & lay out
man for pool screens
trainee positions. Pio-
neer screen Stuart Fl
1-800- 233-9197

SECRETARY
RECEPTIONIST
F/T, Quickbooks a plus
Experience a must
Please Fax Resume to
(863)763-1816
SOD STACKERS
needed
(754)581-4948


TRUCK DRIVER WANTED
Clean driving record
required. (772)260-4512.

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


MA/RMA-Bilingual Pref.
Apply at:
Florida Community
Health Centers
15858 S.W. Warfield
Blvd., Indiantown
or fax resume to
772-597-4194
EOE/DFWP
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LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED- Call Louis
(772)332-5040.

OFFICE HELP NEEDED
P/T, Computer experience
a MUST. Call Barbara
@ (863)763-4114
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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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com
STORE MANGER/SALES
HELP WANTED 6:30am-
4:30pm every Sat & Sun in
Stuart FL. Must have
reliable trans. Cust. Serv.,
Retail Sales & Cash
Handling. Exp. req. Paid
Training. Must pass a back
ground check. DC's Etched
Glass Decals
467-2582 or 697-6113


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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
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Money Lenders .310
Tax Preparation 315



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



Services




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



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

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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 5'0
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines5-'5
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 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 640
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 100
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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

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, 28x1 71/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

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


Employment
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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
GE RANGE Electric
exc. cond. $75
(863)457-4124

MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.
RANGE, GE, Elec. Good
shape. $75. 863-467-4124


REFRIGERATOR
whirlpool never been used
Good bargain $400
(863)467-5585
REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool, white 16 cu.ft.
w/icemaker, $200
(863)357-6825
STOVE & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979
WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.


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 4 length size 18
$95 neg
(863)467-6550
MEANS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

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

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
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
674-0078.
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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
3 pcs. real wood, glass
door & shelves $100
(863)467-0184
KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

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

LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
Mattress & Boxspring,
twin, Serta Perfect Sleep-
er, like new, $75 firm.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.
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
SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SECTIONAL SOFA's (2)
Black leather. Exc. cond.
1 Lg., 1 Small, $2000 both,
will sep. 863-467-0247
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy prnt
$250(863)467-1110
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
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


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 Property1080






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


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.
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
CHIHUAHUA TEA CUPS-
born on 12/25/04, 1 male,
2 females, $350 each, No
papers (863)763-3753
CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
COCKATIEL
Young, with cage,
$50.
(863)357-0690.
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



B & M CRAPPY POLES 15
10-12', Sm. Reels on butt,
line through center. $75
Firm. CASH 863-763-7031
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", & 6 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



BIG SCREEN TV W/oak cab-
inet casing no remote con-
- trol, does have a picture
$250 (863)467-0184


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
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547



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


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





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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745


.." LOOKING I
TO BUY

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 FIND
gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500
(863)843-2495

STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 4V 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.

RIDING MOWER snapper
11 HP ele. start rides kept
$300 firm (863)763-1524



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


BASSWOOD, 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. Brand New Home!
$1200 mo. Call for apt.
863-697-1465 Tammy

RENTAL HOUSE R.O.K.
Advantage Properties, 2DR,
1 BA, Full Kit. L/R, 2 Horse
stables, fenced acreage.
$900. mo. Call 10am-6pm
772-597-0871.




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

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


COUPLE w/2 small dogs
looking for a rental within 10
miles N. of Okee. 2BR, is
preferred 863-261-1968


RM for rent in beautiful
home $60 wk. non-s-
moker must like dogs
(863)697-6717



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


The most Important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.


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



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



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 Ret 2016
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 .
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
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
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-286
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PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trlr. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421
SEAPORT 16' 155 HP in-
board motor & trd. $1000
(863)763-5966
***********


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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


Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
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 DO 1939, big & beau-
tiful, 1st $2500 takes it.
(863)467-4328









12 The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 4, 2005


I Pubic Noice


Pbic Notice


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TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 lip O/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649

TROLING MOTOR
12/24 VOLTS
$50
(863)467-8915


CAMPER w/FL Rn. oni side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
281/, Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrnf., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm
RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866

SUPERIOR, '72,26 ft., new-
er generator, new tires &
transmission, $1500.
(863)467-8804 aft 6 pm




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




TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
kota, 12V, 108 lb thrust,
54" shaft, $125.
(863)467-2315.




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



HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894
SUZUKI 00'
BDR650 $2500
(863)228-4638 or nights
(863)675-7359

SUZUKI Kahtana 750 '01
7000 miles. Hit parked car/
damaged/drivable $3500
neg. 863-824-6163 Local



CHEVY S10 BLAZER- 87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
GO CARTS 2 w/fiberglass
bodies, 61/ 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



In Lakeport, 32 ft. Travel
Trailer w/lot, lake access,
$33,000. Call (239)995-
4825/822-8255


Automobiles




Automobiles 4Li
Autos Wanted 41)t
Classic Cars 101
Commercial Trucks 1i10"
Construction
Equipment 10 :".
Foreign Cars 40.Fj
Four Wheel Drive 405,
Heavy Duty Trucks 4-1ii)
Parts Repairs 4C45
Pickup Trucks 10)50
Sport Utility 4(10
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers W:.',
Vans 4t(7u



BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144

CHEVY CAMRO 88' needs
trans. work $500
(863)763-7217 or
(863)697-8662 cell

CHEVY LUMINA '97
1 owner. Ex. Government
Car, 67K Original mi. $4000
(863)8246163 Local

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536

CROWN VICTORIA '97
1 owner. City car. Very well
taken care of. $3650 firm
(863)824-6163 Local

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 TOWN CAR 91,
All power. Auto. Motor &
Trans. run great! $950 or
best offer. 863-357-9947

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

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mis., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783

NISSAN STANZA, '8.8, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705


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OLDSMOBILE 1987,
runs good. $2,500 firm.
Call (863)357-0663

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




CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

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 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



Dodge Ram Conversion
Van B250, '91, many ex-
tras, all power, $2200 as
is. (863)675-8420.

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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004-CA-313
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ES-
TATE OF HOWARD E. VANNER-
SON A/K/A H.E. VANNERSON, DE-
CEASED, et al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE
ESTATE OF HOWARD E. VANNER-
SON A/K/A H.E. VANNERSON, DE-
CEASED .
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, RUN THENCE S 89 24'08"
E ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00
FEET, THENCE RUN S 005'07" W
PARALLEL WITH THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE S 1/2 OF
SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 1100.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN S 8924'08" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 594.00 FEET FOR
P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE S
8924'08" e FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N
005'07" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N
8924'08" W FPR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S
005'07: W FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET TO P.O.B. ALSO
KNOWN AS PARCEL 752, FOUR
SEASONS ESTATES, LYING IN
AND COMPRISING A PART OF
THE 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH 1984 DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH
VIN#'S ODOCFL220410659A &
ODOCFL228410659B
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C.Watson, P.A., Attorney,
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or be-
fore Feb. 25,2005, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
Okeechobee News and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demandemanded
in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special ac-
commodation to participating in,
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk Office later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding at 304
NW 2ND STREET, ROOM 101,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 or tele-
phone (941)763-3131 or 1-800-
955-8771 TDD. WITNESS my hand
and the seal of this Court this 24th
day of Jail., 2005
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carol White
As Deputy Clerk
A5QRA n i 1/9R-0 4/On
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#
, Jeri 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 withdrawal
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
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE is hereby given that the un-
1,,, ;q,,. .j ,; ., ,.,i i,, the

State. Division of Corporations the
fictitious name, to wit:
WLB ENTERPRISES, LLC
under which we expect to engage in
business at: 304 SW 87th Terrace
Okeechobee, FL 34974 in the City
of Okeechobee / County of Okee-
chobee, Florida.
That the parties interested in said
business enterprise are:
WADE L. BOWERS
KAREN E. BOWERS
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida, this the 2nd day of
Feb. 2005.
552019 ON 2/4/2005
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will Pe held before the Okeechobee County
i .......1 i i., ,i Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Corn-
... oom. Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
fror the existing classification .' ^ -i-n ..I.. (A) and Residential Mobile
Home (RMHI) to the proposed .. ,.' of Residential General (RG).
.. ....... .. i The proper-
. i i Okeechobee
Christian Chuiclh, and is more particularly described as follows
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 26;
THENCE N 0005'41" W ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY BETWEEN
SECTION 27 AND SECTION 26, A DISTANCE OF 68024 FEET TO A POINT,
SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N
000541" W ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY BETWEEN SECTION 27
AND SECTION 26 A DISTANCE OF 59542 FEET TO A MONUMENT;
THENCE N 8954'19" E A DISTANCE OF 715.20 FEET TO A MONUMENT
LYING ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT 231, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
UNIT VII THENCE S 0009'41" E ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY OF TAY-
LOR CREEK ISLES UNIT VII A DISTANCE OF 522.77 FEET TO A MONU-
MENT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 227, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
UNIT VII THENCE N 8941'34" E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID LOT 227 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO A MONUMENT LYING IN
THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 18TH TERRACE;
THENCE S 0009'41" E ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
SOUTHEAST 18TH TERRACE A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE S 89041'34" W A DISTANCE OF 865.89 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall
be continued to Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on thursday, March 10,2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Boaid of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to eniisuie hat a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and


ning Deparltment
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # H-2005-0582
551669 ON 2/4, 13/05


CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: Tihe City Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee
will meet on Tuesday February 22, 2005 at 7:15 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida.
Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Lane Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-001-SSA
submitted by 0. Robert Willson (applicant) on behalf of the property own-
er CR Investments of Okeechobee, Inc. The application is to change the
Future Lane Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF)
for vacant property located at the corner of Northwest 3rd Avenue and 12
Street. Legal description being Lots 14, 15 and 16 of Block 19, City of
Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 0.52 acre. The pro-
posed use of the property is lor a multi-family duplex.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-002-SSA
submitted by David and Anita Nuez Te application is to change the Fu-
ture Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for
vacant property located at the comer of Northeast 7th Street and 3rd Ave-
nue. Legal description being Lots 1 and 2 of Block 78, City of Okeecho-
bee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida
and is approximately 0.321 acre. The proposed use of the property is for
a church office.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments to the Land De-
velopment Regulations (LDR's).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General
Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863)
763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a
recommendation board, All items considered are forwarded with their
recommendation to the City Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on Tues-
day, March 1, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustnients with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later
than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) .763-3372
x218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay
Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for
assistance.
BY: Bill L Veach, Zoning Administrator
550716 ON 2/4.14/05


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Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL will 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 Flonda Statutes
1985, Section 83.806.


Name
Deborah Brown
Amy Conrad
Jesse'Fleming
Robert Futch
Beth Hemdon
Kevin Lawrence
Gary Letisch
David Moye
Jolina Pelayo
Stephanie Williams
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Unit#
9-43
9 46
6-19
8-23
5-12
7-42
7-60
6-23
6-12
9-47
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, F"day, February 4,
2005. The office is located at Gal-
axy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, 863-467-
2588
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.
550796 ON 2/3,4/05

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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Mixed (RM) to the proposed
classification of Neiohborhood Commercial- 2 (NC-2). The property
owner and applicant is Louise Kregl Robertson. The property is located
at 5900 Highway 70 East, and is more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the South Right of Way line and SR 70
with the East boundaryline of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4, Section 18, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence South along said boundary
East line of the West 1/2 of the NE 1/4 a distance of 831.95 feet, thence
West at right angles a distance of 613.3 feet, thence North at right angles
and parallel to E. boundary line of tract, 588 09 feet to a point on the
South right of way line of SR 70, thence Easterly along said South eight of
way line bf SR 70, 660 feet to the point of beginning, being a part of the
West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36
East, and containing 10 acres, more or less.
Less and Excepting The East 30 feet thereof previously deeded to Okee-
chobee County for road purposes, but including all reverter rights with re-
spect there to.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the heanngs
shall be continued to Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechoaee, Florida
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0584

551676 ON 2/4, 13/05


CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida, will meet on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Variance (Application No.
05-001-V) submitted by property owner John Whidden, President of
Whidden Enterprises, Inc. The purposes of the variance is to allow for
parking or loading space to open directly onto a public street (Section 90-
51 (e)(2)), The subject property is approximately 0.162 acres and is lo-
cated at 221 Northeast Park Street. The legal description is Lot 12 of
Block 153, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Pub-
lic Records, Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the Gen-
eral Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Be advised this s the only public hear-
ing regarding this matter. The Board of Adjustments will serve as the de-
cision making body, on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above
Applicationss.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later
than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372
x218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay
Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for
assistance.
BY: Bill L, Veach, Zoning Administrator
550687 ON 2/4,14/05

CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The City Planning Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet
on Tuesday February 22, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in
the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be
considered at this public meeting are:
.0 Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-
001 -R submitted by David and Anita Nunez. The application is to change
the zoning designation from Residential Single Family One (RSF-1) to
Light Commercial (CLT) for vacant property located at the comer of
Northeast 7th Street and 3rd Avenue. Legal description being Lots 1 and
2 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records,
Okeechobee, Couoty, Florida and is approximately 0.321 acre.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General
Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863)
763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a
recommendation board. All items considered are forwarded with their
recommendation to the City Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on Tues-
day, March 15, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal will be based. General Services Department tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the department. In accor-
dance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days pdorto the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for as-
sistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Flodrida Relay Service Num-
ber 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assis-
tance.
BY: Bill L. Veach, Zoning Administrator.
550724 ON 2/4,14/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL
EXCEPTION to allow for the package saleaof wine and other alcoholic and
intoxicating beverages for off premises consumption in a Commercial (C)
oning district. The property owner is Tropic Venture Inc. The applicants
Antonio Sanchez. The property is located at 2671 Highway 70 West and
is more particularly described as follows:
Lots 19, 20 and 21, Block 48, OKEECHOBEE PARK, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
, William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # S-2005-0613
551682 ON 2/4/05


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