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Vol. 96 No. 38 Monday, February 7, 2005 50N Plus tax


Brief

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

Inside

South continues
relief effort
It is true that pennies add up!
The students brought in pen-
nies (and other change) for the
Tsunami Relief Effort, and the
total amounted to more than
$2,000. Thank you for your gen-
erous giving! We will continue
to collect money for this
humanitarian cause until Feb..9.
We hope to see you next
Tuesday night for our Annual
Talent Show. Many children
took advantage of auditions and
performed for their class. After
selections were made, children
who were chosen to be in the
show received a letter. These
selected individuals and groups
will be performing Tuesday
night, including the Pep n Drill
team. See you there at 7 p.m.!
Page 3
Two lead in
BFL tourney
It looked like a stampede
Saturday morning as the sun
rose over Lake Okeechobee.
The river.was lined with 147
boats waiting for the signal to
head onto the lake for the Wal-
Mart BFL bass tournament.
Two hundred ninety-four
anglers braved the cold in
search of the elusive Okee-
chobee largemouth bass.
As they returned to Okee-
Tantie Marina to weigh in, it
looked like it may have been a
bad day for fishing, but sudden-
ly the bags of fish became heav-
ier and the entries for big fish
got bigger and bigger.
Sports, Page 8

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

Lake levels

15.07 feet

Lake level
LastYear: : .
15.50 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Assistive Technology: Helps students with disabilities


Staff photo/Pete Gawda,
On Thursday, Feb. 3, South Elementary School hosted a display of assistive technolo-
gy material, devices and software programs. Assistive technology deals with enhancing
capabilities and removing barriers for students with disabilities. Janet Good, of Assis-
tive Technology Education Network of Florida, (far right) demonstrated some assistive
technology teaching materials to:(from left to right) Chauna Aguilar, instructional aide
at South, Amelia Lozano, teacher at South and Debbie Lundy, principal at South.


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OUA agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A discussion of rate changes
and options for effluent dispos-
al will highlight Tuesday morn-
ing's meeting of the board of
directors of the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA).
The meeting will begin at
8:30 a.m. at the OUA building at
100 S.W Fifth Ave.
At a recent workshop, the
board reviewed rate options
that had been presented by rate
consultant Henry Thomas of
PRMG. Tuesday' meeting will
feature more discussion of the
proposed rates. The board Will-


determine the type of rates that
will be presented during two
public hearings that will be
scheduled to get public input
on the proposed rate changes.
The authority had previously
planned to create a wetland for
disposal of treated effluent at
the wastewater treatment
plant. This would require some
discharge to Taylor Creek dur-
ing the wet season. Engineer-
ing studies have determined
that the size of the proposed
wetland would not be sufficient
to handle future flows from the
plant.
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Most spiders are harmless, but

you shouldn't take any chances


MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News


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taken to the hospital emergency
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Kill the spider with a house-
hold insecticide or, hairspray
will immobilize most spiders.
Pick it up with tweezers; put it in
a bottle or other sealed contain-
er with a cotton ball saturated
with alcohol and take it with you
to your doctor's office or the
emergency room.
"Seek medical attention for
any bite which shows a dark
area in the middle of an area of
infection, said Mike Hill, director
of the Okeechobee Health
Department. "Most are minor,
but it's better to be safe than
sorry."
A Nov. 15, 2004, press release
from Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services states: "Accord-
ing to the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices there are only two ven-
omous spiders in Florida, the


The Southern House Spi-
der (above) seen in and
around homes is often con-
fused with the Brown
Recluse Spider.
widow spider and the recluse
spider. No species of recluse spi-
ders are native to Florida, but
three species (of recluse spi-
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Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services there are only two venomous spiders in Flori-
da, the widow spider and the recluse spider. The Brown
Recluse Spider (above) looks very similar to a Southern House
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News Briefs

Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested 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 archi-
tects, 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 Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.

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

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional Dis-
trict, will hold office hours in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse from 8:30 until 10:30
a.m. on Feb. 10.
Ms. Decker can also be reached
by calling (863) 763-6441.

One ticket wins top
prize in Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE One Fantasy 5
ticket sold in Fort Pierce is worth
$273,642.27, the Florida Lottery said
Sunday.
The 509 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $86.50 each.
Another 14,349 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $8.50, and 133,295 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Saturday
night were 7,9, 17, 23 and 31.

Seven share
Lotto jackpot
TALLAHASSEE Seven tickets
matched all six Florida Lotto num-
bers to split a jackpot of $6 million,
lottery officials said Sunday.
Five winning tickets were
bought at the same Hialeah restau-
rant. Other winners were sold in
Sunrise and Pace.
A total of 159 tickets matched
five numbers to win $2,568.50;
7,848 tickets matched four num-
bers for $42; and 126,917 tickets
matched three numbers for $3.50.
The winning Florida Lotto num-
bers selected Saturday: 3, 5, 13, 15,
21 and 26.

Fire officials
face drug charges
MIRAMAR Drug agents acting
on a tip arrested two Miramar fire
officials at their homes on drug
charges, and investigators say one
of them acknowledged selling
Ecstasy pills to at least seven other
firefighters.
Lt. Carey Kovacs, 29, and Capt.
Valentin Srbovan, 37, have been
suspended while the investigation
launched last month continues.
Both are free on bond. Kovacs'
roommate, Charles Dixon, 33, also
was arrested.
A task force led by U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration agents
arrested Kovacs and Dixon after
serving a warrant Thursday at their
Davie home. Kovacs told agents
about Ecstasy sales and said he
used Ecstasy during parties at home
and purchased steroids from a fel-


low firefighter. I
Agents found Ecstasy, cocaine
and steroids in Kovacs' bedroom,
said DEA spokeswoman Jeannette
Moran. Kovacs faces state charges
of cocaine and steroid possession
and possession of Ecstasy with
intent to deliver.
Agents went to Srbovan's Mira-
mar home on Friday. He led them to
20 Ecstasy tablets and was charged
with possession.
"The city of Miramar and the
Miramar Fire Department does not
tolerate drugs and has a zero toler-
ance policy for them," said Fire
Chief James Hunt.
Both fire officials were suspend-
ed with pay pending an internal
investigation.


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deep-well injection study. The
board will discuss both options
and consider which one to take.


Continued From Page 1 In other action, the board is
The board has two options. expected to:
One is to authorize a new engi- consider a developer's
neering study. Such a study would agreements for Phase 2 and
be required before the Florida Phase 3 of the Holiday Inn
Department of Environmental Express construction project;
Protection (FDEP) would consid- consider a pay request from
er discharge into Taylor Creek. Cardinal Construction in the
The second option is deep- amount of $70,956.78;
well injection. 0 consider a change of scope
Both options would require for Boyle Engineering;
three-month engineering studies. approve the finance report
The engineering firm of Met- for the period ending Jan. 31; and,
zger and Willard has proposed a 0 review the rate agreement
fee of $40,000 for the Taylor Creek. with Eckerd's for wastewater
study and a fee of $29,320 for the treatment plant property.


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ders) have been identified within
the state."
"Scientific data does not sup-
port widespread populations of
brown recluse spiders in Florida
that the number of bite reports
would imply", stated Dr. G.B.
Edwards, FDACS taxonomic ento-
mologist and renowned spider
expert. "The data in this article will
provide better information for
medical personnel in their treat-
ment of necrotic (localized death
of living tissue) skin lesions.
Necrotic wounds of unknown ori-
gin should be reported as 'idio-
pathic (unknown cause) necrotic
ulcer' rather than brown recluse
bite."
"We do treat wounds that
could be spider or insect bites, but
most of the time people don't see
what bit them. Without seeing the
spider or insect, we can't know for
sure," said Ms. Sharon Grillo, R.N.,
director of the emergency room at
Raulerson Hospital.
"Medical personnel should
consider other likely causes
before diagnosing and treating a
necrotic wound such as a brown
recluse bite," continued the press
release, "and the public should be
made aware that there is a very
small population of brown recluse
spiders in Florida."
The press release goes on to
point out that Florida is outside the
natural range of the brown recluse
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yet bites are routinely reported
throughout the state. In fact, in
Florida only one spider specimen
positively identified as Loxosceles
reclusa has been submitted by a
person diagnosed with a brown
recluse spider bite. The incident
took place in 1983 and the person
bitten was on a Navy ship
anchored off of Jacksonville, con-
tinued the release.
Data shows that from 1997 to
2002, medical personnel diag-
nosed 124 brown recluse spider
bites in 31 of Florida's 67 counties,
whereas during the same six-year
period, there were just five con-
firmed recluse spider finds in the
entire state, said the release. The
article also points out that during
that time period an additional 720
alleged recluse spider bites were
reported, although most of those
cases did not seek medical atten-
tion.
In contrast, states the release,
during the last 100 years only 11
recluse finds (about 70 spiders
total, 40 of which were in one
home) have been confirmed in 10
Florida counties.
Recluse finds are recorded
through surveys conducted by
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services (FDACS)
entomologists and other entomo-
logical experts, and by specimens
submitted by the public for analy-
sis.
"Once in a while someone
brings a spider to us that we iden-
tify as a Brown Recluse," said
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Widow spiders are much more
common and their bites, although
rare, can make you really sick.
According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture an
Consumer Services, Division of
Plant Industry, Entomology Sec-
tion: "... most bites by black wid-
ows (almost all by female spiders)
occurred in outhouses, but
presently, Latrodectus bites occur
most frequently when the spider is
trapped against human skin,
either by reaching under objects
where the spider is hiding or
when putting on clothing, gloves
or shoes containing the spider.
Widow Spiders are generally very
timid and only bite in self defense
when they accidentally contact
humans."
Most Florida spiders are harm-
less, however alarming they may
look. Spiders are beneficial and
should be protected. They feed on
other insects and caterpillars that
can damage crops and flowers.
The following are common harm-
less spiders and areas where they
are normally found:
Southern House Spider in
and around homes, often con-
fused with Brown Recluse Spider.
Jumping Spider on or
around buildings.
Golden Silk Spider forests,
along trails and clearing edges.
Green Lynx Spider shrubs,
weeds and foliage. They are
important predators of the cater-
pillar pests of row crops.
To avoid being bitten, don't put
your hands where you can't see.
For instance, underneath boards
or tools stored outdoors. Boards,
fire wood, storage boxes in the
back of closets or clothing which
hasn't been worn for a time
should be carefully checked for
spiders. These are favorite hiding
places.
Nonetheless, if you suspect
you've found a venomous spider,
capture it and have it identified.
"Any bite or wound should be
cleaned immediately with soap
and water and watched. If it
becomes red, swollen or painful,
seek medical attention immedi-
ately," said Dr. H. Hassanein, M.D.,
and emergency room physician at
Raulerson Hospital, "It should be
kept clean, and cover the wound if
you're out in public to prevent
infection."
More information is available
from these websites:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu;
http://www.doacs.state.fl; and
www.creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urban
/spiders; or, by calling the Okee-
chobee County Agricultural Exten-
sion Service: (863) 763-6469.

Winning Lottery
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Freshman Campus Honor Roll


Gold All A's
David Abner, Jesse Bryant, Elbert Cabansay, Will Davis, Alma
Hernandez, Evan King, Angela McCall, Kailey Smith, Ryan Starnes,
Erin Tewksbury, Brandy Thompson, Rosalinda Torres, Sandra Tor-
res and Amanda Vangorder

Silver 3.5 to 3.9 GPA
Adrianna Abner, Katie Ammons, Allison Ard, Christian Bockoras,
Rina Boswell, Kelly Buchanan, Leah Burk, Rachel Byassee, Bianca
Castilleja, Cassie Coker, David Corwin, Brittiany Dillon, Sarah
Duarte, Andrea Duenas, Jesse Durham, Kaylee Eckhardt, Tyce Fend-
er, Juan Flores, Edmund Furphy, Tanya Hallin, Krystin Hargraves,
Alyssa Holt, Calvin Jones, Nicholas Jones, Rachael Kauffman, Jessi-
ca Klinger, Jarvis Lawton, Alejandra Maldonado, Jordan Marcum,
Michael McClain, Deanna McNeil, Amelia Moros, Kathryn Murrow,
Latesha Neal, Patrick Neal, Jose Olivares, Kyle Parramore, Kayla Pat-
terson, Almalinda Prtega, Brittany Read, Eli Renfranz, Kitaki Roberts,
Dustin Robinson, Camille Rousseau, Lindsey Rucks, Luis Ruiz,
Cristo Sanchez, Brenda Sandoval,.Kristen Serrett, James Shanks,
Cameron Shockley, Brook Shorter, Dunice Smith, Jacob Smith,
Matthew Strickland, Rylee Urban Tomlinson, Maria Webb, Michael
Wellman, Jonathan, Erika Williams, Taylor Woods and Erica Zinski.

Bronze 3.0 to 3.49, no D's
Stephen Aleman, Elizabeth Ayala-Borja, Abigail Brazil, Mitch
Bryner, Whitley Burch, Jamie Burnham, Jamie Butler, Diana
Cantrell, Johnny Castaneda, Justin Conley, Matthew Corwin, Stu-
art Davis, Jessica Donaldson, Kylie Eckhardt, Rafe Erwin, Ben-
jamin Esquibel-Lopez, Amanda Estey, Jami Fadley, Brittany Fox,
Michael Franco, Kenneth Frank, Brianna Fryar, Manuel Garcia,
Melinda Garcia, Beatriz Gomez, Leanne Hammack, Leshawn
Henderson, Rachel Herndon, Jacob Higgins, Abigail Huckabee,
Ryan Jaynes, Sarah Johnson, Victoria Lara, Brandon Locklear,
Diareny Median, Jamisha Moore, Brandon Murray, Justin Nelson,
Maria Olvera, Dalton Ower, Amanda Pace, Heather Peterson,
Huver Pineda, Mitch Platt, Daisy Ponce, Timothy Porter, Samuel
Ranallo, Adriana Rankine, Christopher Rathbun, Raymond
Renick, Matthew Richey, Adrian Rogers, Justin Sanders, Isaura
Santibanez, Brock Sherrill, Kevin Shumate, Barbara Skeen, Caleb
Stacy, Steven Standefer, Joshua Stanley, Bradley Stark, Jacob Story,
Felicia Sulzer, Lauren Throop, Ana Toledo, Alicia Valcaniant,
Matthew Walker, Chelsea Weeks and Andrew Young.

First semester gold All A's
David Abner, Katie Ammons, Rina Boswell, Jesse Bryant, Elbert
Cabansay, Will Davis, Evan King, Jordan Marcum, Angela McCall,
Latesha Neal, Luis Ruiz, Ryan Starnes, Erin Tewksbury, Brandy
Thompson, Rosalinda Torres and Sandra Torres.


Lula 'Virginia' Parrish
Lula 'Virginia' Parrish, age 77, of
Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 4, 2005, at
Martin Memorial Hospital. She was
born Feb. 4,1928, in Edgefield, S.C.
She resided in Florida since 1955
and made homes in the cities of
Miami, Okeechobee, and Port St.
Lucie. Mrs. Parrish was a pharmacy
manager for 20 years at Tarasch
Pharmacy and a nursing assistant
at Westminister Retirement Home
in Ft. Lauderdale for five years. Mrs.
Parrish spent all of her life helping
others -and dedicated her life to her
family and God. She was an active
member of the Church of the
Nazarene in Okeechobee for the
last 20 years until becoming a
member of the Church of the


Nazarene of Port St. Lucie in 2004.
Mrs. Parrish is survived by: her
husband of 59 years, Judkins W.
Parrish, Sr. of Port St. Lucie; sons,
Jerry (Sherry) Parrish of Coral
Springs, Judd, Jr. Parrish, Ronald
(Melissa) Parrish, Donald
(Michele) Parrish, all of Port St.
Lucie, and Terry (Robin) Parrish of
Okeechobee; daughters, Bonnie
(Charles) Phillips of Birmingham,
Ala., and Judith (James) Jackson of
Burnsville, N.C.; grandchildren,
'Donna, Johnny, Jeanne, Jackie,
Scott, Doug, Chantel, Chrissy,
David, RJ, Micheal, Donyell, Kristo-
pher, TJ, Kayedee, Josh; fourteen
great-grandchildren; brothers,
Buck Bledsoe of Cullman, Ala.,
Sonny Bledsoe of Johnston, S.C.;


South continues tsunami relief effort


Miss Schoonover's first graders
have learned that when you write
the names of the months of the
year you must begin with a capital
letter. Proper nouns are always
capitalized.
These young students are also
learning to count by twos, fives,
and tens. And, for Groundhog Day
last week, Miss Schoonover's writ-
ing class listened to her read "Gre-
gory's Shadow" by Don Freeman.
They also made predictions and
then checked online to see if the
groundhog saw his shadow.
Mrs. Mullins' class, while learn-
ing about groundhogs, researched
the tradition of why we recognize


and, sisters, Jean Oswald of Ridge-
spring, S.C., Mary Layman of Edge-
field, S.C., and Doris McGee of
North Augusta, S.C.
Friends may call at the Okee-
chobee Church of the Nazarene on
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, from 5 until 7
p.m.
Funeral services will be
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at 9 a.m.,
in the Okeechobee Church of the
Nazarene with Pastor Jim Hudson
and Pastor Thomas Gritton officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow at 11:30
a.m., at the White City Cemetery in
Ft. Pierce.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


It is true that pennies add up!
The students brought in pennies
(and other change) for the Tsuna-
mi Relief Effort,
and the total
amounted to
more than
$2,000. Thank
you for your
generous giv-
ing! We will
continue to collect money for this
humanitarian cause until Feb. 9.
We hope to see you next Tues-
day night for our Annual Talent
Show. Many children took advan-
tage of auditions and performed for
their class. After selections were
-made, children who were chosen
to be in the show received a letter.
These selected individuals and
groups will be performing Tuesday
night, including the Pep n Drill
team. See you there at 7 p.m.!
Do you drill your child on
spelling words? It is almost certain
that each week your child has a list
of spelling words to know by Fri-
day. As you are cooking dinner or
eating breakfast you could ask your
child to spell these words. It woukl
be a helpful thing to do for your
child.


Groundhog Day. Mrs. Hickman's
class used their imagination in
telling a story about what a ground-
hog saw when he poked his head
out of a hole.
Mrs. Milrot would like to con-
gratulate two of her students, Kolby
Golliher and Danyelle Sheffield,
who made the Golden Honor Roll!
Both of these students worked very
hard to get straight A's. Mrs. Milrot
wants to encourage her other stu-
dents to reach for that goal next
time.
Mary Bushatz, Mrs. Milrot's Ter-
rific Kid last week, wants to be a
veterinarian when she grows up
because she loves animals. She
also likes to play tennis and go fish-
ing with her dad on the boat. Mary
is a hard worker who is sweet to
her friends.
The fourth grade writing classes
enjoyed a Family Day last Friday in
preparation of Florida Writes. Dur-
ing their festivities they shared writ-
ings they wrote on the prompt
"Why You Should Not Worry
About My FCAT Writing" with par-
ents who came and launched bal-
loons with notes attached. Good
luck, fourth graders! We know you
will do a great job. Florida Writes
will take place tomorrow (Tues-
day) and Wednesday. Breakfast
(sausage biscuits) will be provided
for all fourth grade students on
Tuesday.
Terrific Kids for this week are:
Jose Martinez, Bryce Eatmon, Han-
nah Goosetree, Hunter Mehrer,


Malcolm Williams, Ciara Golliher,
Madison McAllister, Jennifer
Sanchez, Pedro Nieto, Michael
Muros, Travis Collins, Diana
Jaimes, Marcus Minondo, Brittany
Milrot, Autumn Hawes, Nikki
Esposito, Elisia Garcia, Sylvester
Butler, Kristin Higgins, Tabatha
Henry, CJ Eddings, Kailey Hoover,
Jonathan Ritter, Oscar Ruiz, Braulio
Puebla, Shaquanda Fowler,
Ra'Shin Williams, Tatyna Futch,
and Wade Hester.
Students of the Month for Janu-
ary were: Daniel Arellano, Jordan
Hickman, Selena Tagle, Kevin
Hawthorne, Arianna Colon, Han-
nah Fralix, Regine Hernandez, Levi
Boney, Freddy Rodriguez, Masie


Trent, Cristina Hunter, Chelsea Par-
ramore, Warren Gore, Levi Sum-
merford, David Torres, Payton
Byrd, Veronica Garcia, Alma Bucio,
Paola Prado, Racey Durrance, Lor-
raine Lutjen, Dustin McCloskey,
Kellie Travers, Stephanie Deal, Lau-
ren Halliday, Allison Chandler,
Tamara Pryor, Kayla Hearld, Dona-
van White, Skyler McCormick,
Desiree Snow, Patricia Navarro and
Gavin Beal.
Valentine's Day is a special day
to show our loved ones we care.
However, balloons, glassware and
stuffed animals will not be allowed
on the school buses. If your child
rides a bus, have these gifts sent to
their home instead of to school.


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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C

Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1.019
10% OFF first service call

Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
RESTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
$1 OFF Prime Rib Dinner (excluding specials)
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50%.OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treament Package


Obituary


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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
On Tuesday, Feb. 8, fourth graders at South Elementary School will be taking the Florida Writes
test, a part of FCAT. On Friday, Feb. 4, fourth graders held Family Day for Florida Writes at
South by launching balloons with messages. The balloons contain such messages as asking
for people to wish them luck on the tests or to write to them asking how they did on the test.







4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 7, 2005


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Community Events

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. Any-
one interested in tracing their family history is encouraged to attend.
Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For more infor-
mation, 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 Broad-
way stage. The programs will be on the following Tuesday nights
and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room: Current Broad-
way Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman 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 informa-
tion, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.

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

Red Cross hosts Appreciation Day
The Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Appreciation Party on
Friday, 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 informa-
tion, 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 rais-
ing money to go to summer camp in North Carolina. They are
accepting donations of all kinds of items including furniture, out-
door 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.

St. Valentine's Day Dinner Dance
Knights of Columbus Council #11284 will host a St. Valentine's
dinner dance at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on Feb. 19
from 6 until 11 p.m. Come and dance to;a live bandcapd-enjoy your
choice of prime rib or chicken. Dress is-casial, but please no shorts
or T-shirts. The cost is $15 per person. CAll. (863)"763-8639 by Feb. 12.
Only 150 tickets will be printed.

Responding to loss seminar
The First Baptist Church will be holding a "Responding to, Loss"
seminar on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. You will have to prereg-
ister by Feb. 14 with your name and a $5 registration fee. The speak-
er will be Ruth Sisson Green R.N. from Michigan. For information,
call (863) 467-2832 or the church at (863) 763- 2171.

Genealogical Society meets at library
The Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 14, at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, and will hold a discussion
on obituaries. Please bring your families to the meeting. The public
is invited. For 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 Wednes-
day, 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 service 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.





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Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives

Looking Back ...
This is a picture that was taken in the 1930s of George Espenlaub's garage and service station in Clewiston. It was locat-
ed at Highway 20 E. and Sugarland Highway near the Industrial Canal Bridge.


Upcoming Events

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Clubwill meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church. For information contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meetingwill 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. Every-
one 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 confer-
ence 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 interest-
ed 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,
contact 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 depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order 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.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hos-
pital cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-
2780.
(Tantie Quilters) meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Bonnie
Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596, or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984 for the next camping site.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat and Sportsman Association meets
at the Village Square Restaurant at 7 p.m. sharp. Everyone is invited.
The meeting will follow dinner. You do not have to have an airboat to
join. Membership fees are $34 for the first year, then $24 per year for
a family membership. Call Wanda at (863) 763-2836, for information.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For
information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us -
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call
(863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.


Crime Prevention Tip

If you notice gang graffiti, contact the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's office.


Community Events

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information,
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 processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of
the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of
the history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at
the Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted
the small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call (863) 467-4342.

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins will end Friday, Feb. 11. The
book price for the spring sale will be $40. The final yearbook sale
will take place in the days following the Yearbook Jam, while sup-
plies last. The book price for this final sale is $45. Only students who
have pre-purchased a yearbook in October and February will be
excused from class and permitted to attend the yearbook jam (dur-
ing seventh hour) at the end of the school year. Yearbooks will be
sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during both lunches. Make
checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents and students may
purchase yearbooks online at www. buyayearbook.com, or
through the Yearbook Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These forms
of payment will be accessible during the October sales weeks.

Church to host gospel meeting
The Big Lake Church of Christ, 1115 S.W. Third Ave., will host a
gospel meeting Feb. 6 with Evangelist Gene Samford. It will be held
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. 6-13.
For information on securing your booth space, call the American
Legion Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
daily.

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

Florida High School Rodeo slated
The Florida High School Rodeo will be held at the Okeechobee
County Agri-civic Center Feb. 6. Rodeo activities will begin at 11
a.m. Admission and parking are free.

Parent booster club meeting slated
The Brahman Athletic Association is sponsoring a parent boost-
er club meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
High School student services conference room. Everyone is invited.
You do not need to have a child in O.H.S. to become involved. For
information, call Cheryl Hollin at (863) 467-0353.







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Will termites invade your home?


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Five-Year Service Award
City of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk (right) presented
City Administrator Bill Veach (left) Tuesday with a Five-
Year Service Award and Certificate. Mr. Veach's last day
with the City of Okeechobee is Feb. 25. He has accepted
the position of City Manager in Flagler Beach and will
begin working there on March 1.


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Cooler temperatures may be
lingering in our area, but spring is
not far behind here in the Sun-
shine state. One of the rites of
spring is the annual visits to our
office of many homeowners who
want to know: "Is this bug a ter-
mite?"
Spring is a good time for ter-
mites to move on to new areas,
and with the disruptions caused
by last year's storms, we may see
them looking for new places to
set up housekeeping. Will it be in
your home?
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson is
warning homeowners that this is
the time of year when termites
begin to "swarm" or leave their
colonies to search for new nest-
ing sites. Many homeowners dis-
cover that they have a termite
problem when they find termite
swarmers (winged, black insects
about 1/4 inch long) in their
homes. .
Termites can cause consumers
to lose their largest economic
asset their homes and are
responsible for over $700 million


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IFAS EXTENSION

in costs to consumers in Florida
each year for damage and control
costs. Termites are a fact of life in
Florida. People need to actively
protect their homes by using a
licensed professional pest control
company to provide termite pro-
tection services.
"This is a good time of year for
consumers to check their con-
tracts with licensed pest control
companies to make sure they are
current," Bronson said. "Anyone
who has questions about their
pest control contract or company
can call us at 1-800-HELPFLA.
Considering the cost of a house,
it's frightening to think that about
half the homeowners in Florida
have not taken steps to protect
this investment from these dam-
aging insects."
People who do not have a cur-
rent termite protection contract
are urged to contact several pest
control companies and request
written estimates and a copy of


the contract they offer. Con-
sumers should not sign a contract
until they have compared at least
three companies. Pest control
companies are required by law to
obtain a signed contract prior to
treating a home.
Consumers with questions
about contracts or the perform-
ance of a pest control company
can call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352).
The two main types of termites
ihat affect Florida consumers are
subterranean termites, which live
in soil and attack structures from
the ground up, and drywood ter-
mites, which can live in isolated
pieces of wood in a structure such
as attic rafters and can go unde-
tected until they cause extensive
damage. Licensed pest manage-
ment professionals have the
expertise to inspect and treat for
infestations of these termites and
provide protective measures for
homeowners.
Companies that provide ter-
mite control services are licensed
and inspected by the Department
and consumers can call the toll
free number to determine
whether a company is properly
licensed and to check the com-


plaint history of a business.
Steps that consumers can take
to protect their homes from this
destructive pest:
Remove wood piles and
other cellulose sources from
under and next to their homes.
Have an annual inspection
of their homes by a licensed pro-
fessional pest control company.
Renew their termite protec-
tion contract annually.
Direct water sources, such
as air conditioner drip lines and
roof downspouts, away from the
structure foundation.
When purchasing homes,
carefully check the termite pro-
tection history of the home.
More information on termites
can be found on our web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on termites, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners on Tuesday
afternoons from 1 until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


You can control garden pests with simple soap and water


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Do you remember grandma
throwing the dishwater on the
rose bush? There was a lot of wis-
dom involve with this practice -
she somehow knew that it would
keep her flowers looking good.
With spring on the way, insects
will soon be attacking new
growth. Sudsy soaps may be one
of our best defenses against these
pesky suckers. Homeowners are
often concerned about using
chemical insecticides they can
increase the stress on our natural
resources. Many potent bug killers
used in the landscape by licensed
pest control operators are too cost-
ly, or the size of the container is too
much for the average homeowner.
Today's column will explore the
use of soap as a pest management
tool for sucking insects. Informa-
tion is based on research from
retired UF Entomologist Dr. Don
Short. Insecticidal soaps can help
to fill the need for safe but effective
ways to manage some of our most
troublesome landscape pests.
While soaps have been used to
control insects for more than 200
years', they are not the "silver bul-
let" for landscape insect control.
Life through
a straw
New growth on landscape
plants is attractive to many kinds of
insects that suck sap as their food
source. They have straw-like
mouth-parts that are inserted into
the tender tips of plants, and rob
the plant of its "blood" needed to
support new growth. In the
process of feeding, these pests may
also transfer virus disease much
like the way that mosquitoes trans-
mit many human diseases. (These
diseases are specific to plants -
don't worry about getting malaria
from an aphid.)
Soft-bodied pests include
aphids, thrips, scales, spider mites,
immature white flies and leafhop-
pers. If you see a black, papery
scum that appears on leaves and
stems, suspect these sap suckers
are present. This sooty mold grows
on the waste materials secreted by
these pests.
Insecticidal soaps are used
against soft bodied insects. They
can kill by washing away the pro-
tective waxy coating of the insect,
entering the pest's respiratory sys-
tem and causing internal damage.
Soaps are not as effective in
controlling hard bodied insects
such as beetles, wasps, bees and
flies. This is why soaps are often
considered environmentally friend-
ly, as they selectively kill many of
the soft-bodied pests, but rarely
bother hard bodied beneficial
such as ladybug beetles and preda-
ceous wasps.
Soaps are made from natural
substances they are salts of fatty
acids part of oils and fats. Oleic
acid, found in olive oil, is the most
common insecticidal fatty acid.
Potassium oleate is the potassium
salt of oleic acid. Some soaps con-
tain up to 30 percent ethanol.
Soap has no residual value as
an insecticide it is only effective
against insects that come into con-
tact with the wet spray. Once the
spray has dried, insects will not be
harmed by walking over the
residue. Coverage is extremely
important spraying the upper
leaf surface will miss many of these
insects since they are often found
under or within curled leaves.
Purchase or make
your own soaps
There are several commercial-
ly available insecticidal soaps that
can be found in garden centers.
Store-bought insecticidal soaps
come with a pesticide label -
look for an EPA registration num-


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SFLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

ber. Not only is it a good idea to
read and follow all label direc-
tions it's the law. By policy, the
University of Florida only recom-
mends pesticides that have been
shown by research to be effective
when used according to the label.
Even though soaps have low
toxicity to humans, they should
always be used with caution.
Insecticidal soaps can cause
severe eye irritation and can
cause vomiting and gastric dis-
tress if swallowed. Labels have
first aid instructions and a lot of
other information about their safe
use.
The UF Insect Pest Manage-
ment Guide suggests homemade
products can be used "if a com-
mercial insecticidal soap is not
available". Specific concentra-
tions of dishwashing liquid in
water may be substituted. The
down side of using homemade
recipes is there are no label
instructions to refer to in order to
apply soaps safely.
The type and amount of dish-
washing liquid is very important.
Avoid the use of products contain-
ing a degreaser, and do not.use.
automatic dishwasher detergents.
If you will be combining the bac-
terial based Bacillus thuringiensis
"B.T." caterpillar killer in your
spray, avoid soaps with anti-bac-
terial agents.
UF Entomologist Dr. Short sug-
gests that 2 Tablespoons (not tea-
spoons: 3 teaspoons = a table-
spoon) of dishwashing liquid per


gallon of water are appropriate
amounts of soap to use against
mites, aphids, mealy bugs, white-
flies, soft scales and thrips on
many ornamentals. This recipe
will produce slightly less than a 1
percent solution. The concentra-
tion of the spray is more impor-
tant than the amount of soapy
mixture applied. Some references
suggest a 2 percent solution of
soap five tablespoons of 'soap
in one gallon of water will result
in a solution of slightly lower con-
centration than 2 percent.
Hard water reduces the effec-
tiveness of insecticidal soaps. Use
the purest water possible for
insecticidal soaps. Conduct a "jar
test" to determine if your water is
compatible with the soap: Mix the
soap with water in a glass jar. Mix
and allow to stand 15 minutes. If
the mix remains uniform and
milky, then your water quality is
adequate. If a scum develops on
the surface of the water, then
water conditioning will be neces-
sary by using commercially avail-
able products.
Insecticidal soaps may foam,
especially when using home-
made mixtures. A defoaming
agent may also be added if there
are too many bubbles. These
products are readily available
where pool and spa supplies are
sold. Test these defoamers as
above, and look for scum.

Soap can burn
Watch for burning (phytotoxi-
city) or injury from the soap treat-
ment. Leaves with yellow or
brown spots, "burned" tips, or
yellow brown scorching on the
leaf edges may result. Soaps may
also cause marking on some fruit
varieties. Decrease your chances


of plant injury by:
Don't spray wilted plants.
Avoid treating sensitive
plants. Ornamentals sensitive to
soaps include gardenia, maiden-
hair fern, crown of thorns, lan-
tana, nasturtiums, and Easter lilies
(during bud formation). Portula-
ca and certain tomato varieties
also are sometimes damaged by
insecticidal soaps. Hairy leaved
plants may hold spray droplets.
These droplets can act as magni-
fying lenses and cause some
burning. Test insecticidal soap
first on a small part of the plant
before treating an entire plant.
Tender, young foliage may
be sensitive, and plants in bloom
should not be sprayed. If in doubt,


test a small part of a plant first. If
the plant is sensitive, phytotoxic
symptoms should appear after 48
hours.
Apply when the temperature
is below 90 degrees F and not in
full sun. The best time to apply
insecticidal soap is in the early.
morning.
Use a weaker concentration
on sensitive plants. Higher con-
centrations not only dissolve the
wax-like shell of an insect, but
may also do the same to the waxy
surface of plant leaves. Keep a
written record of your mixture so
you can remember if your mix-
ture was damaging to the plant.
To reduce leaf injury, sensi-
tive plants may be washed within


a couple of hours after the appli-
cation. Limiting the number of
soap applications can also be
important, as leaf damage can
accumulate with repeated expo-
sure.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on insecticidal soaps, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
.us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners on Tuesday
afternoons from I until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT

HEARING


The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners is
considering amendments to the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget.
A public hearing to receive comments on the amended budget
will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the


County Courthouse

Commission Meeting Room

304 N.W. 2nd Street,

Okeechobee, FL 34972


Publish: February 7, 2005


COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE-FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005

NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING


The OkccchohKb Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on February 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at
the Okcccliobce County ColMrthousc. 304 NW 2nd Streei, Okcechobee. Florida, for the purpose of adopting budget aimendmnents to the Fiscal Year
'i 114-2' 0'5 Budci" for Okeechobee County to reflect uiianicipatcd re% enuc. encumbrances from the prior fiscal year and adjust projected balances for same.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


R- E\N'L iFStIEs 0 ..RCE)tR


Fl 'NI) DESCRIPTION


(CO' NTYWIDE FUND
General Fund (001)
Tourism Special Revenue Fund (106)
Transportation Trust (101)
Resdlcnlul Solid Waste (11.'7)
Flirc Rescue Fund (118)
CDBG (120)
HRS Building Maintenance (122)
Caplikl Tmpr.n ,incnts (303)
Okee Tantie Enterprise Fund (401)
Z6ri-C.ic Cienter (403)
Landfill InI'cirisc Fund (402)
. Im'n icd Funds Total


PUBLISH: February 7, 21' '


CURRENT
BUDGET.
FY 2.0u4-20n15


10,099,710
128,650
6,500,368
2,632,497
4,047,055
504.421
400,839
10,127,875
1.194. ,5
*680,344
7,761,711


Cash
Brought
Forward


$
74,653
500
393,212
5,275
126,811
23,106
2,640
3,668,575
6,350
1,427
1,100


Operating
Revenues


Total


15,801 10,190,164


EXPENDITURES (USE)


Designated
Reserves


Operating
Expenditures


732,261 9,457


0 129,150 128,650


1 79,80


AMENDED
BUDGET
Total FY 2004-2005


,903 10,190,164
500 129,150


0 6,893,580 1,619,244 5,274,336 6,893,580
0 2,637,772 1,389,942 1,247,830 2,637,772
0 4,173,866 687,585 3,486,281 4,173,866
10 797,327 0 797,327 797,327
0 403,479 255,211 148,268 403,479
0 13,796,450 3,745,140 10,051,310 13,796,450


0 1,200,913
0 681,771


5,955 1,194,958 1,200,913
235,227 446,544 681,771


10,190,164
129,150
6,893,580
2,637,772
4,173,866
797,327
403,479
13,796,450
1,200,913
681,771


0 7,762,811 1,876,363 5,886,448 7,762,811 7,762,811


44,1.68,033 4,303,649 195,601 48,667,283


10,675,578 37,991,705 48,667,283


48,667,283


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA






6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 7, 2005


Community Events

Hospice will hold yard sale
H hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale oiTlii s
dav, Feb. 17, flron noon until 3 p.m.; on Friday, Feb. 18, and Sal-
urdavy, Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tle sale will Ie lield
at It' Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer louse located al Ihe
coi 1,- of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit
pal int 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 4 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.
Women's business luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Women's Business Luncheon is scheduled
for Feb. 18 at the Brahma Bull. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m.,
and lunch is at noon. Bring flyers and business cards to share,
and also a giveaway item. For information, call (800) 299-8878.
Southern gospel concert
Brian Free and Assurance will be in concert Friday, Feb. 18, at
7:00 p. m. at First Baptist Church Recrational Center, 310 S. W.
5th Ave. Tickets are $10.00 at the door only. For more itforina-
tion call: (863) 763-7113. Whether singing at a rural church, city
auditorium, large arenas with the Gaither Homecoming Tour or
on national television, Brian Free & Assurance have one pur-
pose to share the love of Jesus though music.
Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and
safety classes for February are: Saturday, Feb. 19, infant/child
CPR from 9 a.m. until noon; and Thursday, Feb. 24, first aid
basics from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first class
and $5 for each class after that up to three classes. For infor-
mation on the location of the classes or to sign up, call (863)
763-2488.


'Tow to Go' program plans expansion


TA'MPA AAA Auto Club
South and Budweiser
aiou tiiced today that the 'Tow
to (o' program will now Ibe
expanded to include olher holi-
days and events throughout the
year. "Tow to Go" provides a ride
Home and tow, free of charge, to
individuals who may have had
too much to drink. This past
year's holiday campaign kept
almost 800 potential drunk driv-
ers off the road between Thanks-
giving and New Year's Day. As
the program enters its seventh
year of operation, it will grow
substantially.
"Tow to Go' will now be
expanded to cover the following
events and holidays in 2005: St
Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo,
Memorial Day Weekend, Inde-
pendence Day weekend, Labor
Day weekend, Halloween,
Thanksgiving and New Year's
Day.
"Tow to Go" is offered in
Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville and
throughout the state of Florida.
Any adult who needs a ride
home from bars or restaurants
during the events and holidays
listed above may simply call
(800) AAA-HIELP. AAA will dis-
patch a tow truck and take both
the driver and the vehicle home,
free of charge.
We are thrilled to offer "Tow
to Go" to cover other celebrating
occasions during the year," said
Ed Schatzman, senior vice presi-
dent of automotive services for
AAA Auto Club South, "This pro-
gram's impact is far-reaching
when you consider the countless
motorists it protects who would
otherwise have been left in the


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Helping tsunami victims
Craig Yates' class at Okeechobee High School received a pizza lunch on Wednesday for
coming in second in fundraising efforts for tsunami victims. Mr. Yates' class donated
$527, tying with Jeannie Enfinger's class for second place. First place went to Colleen
Larson's class who raised $530. The school would like to thank Domino's Pizza for
donating the pizzas.


"We are extremely pleased that we can continue
to work together to provide this vital service
during the holidays and now at these additional
times throughout the year."
John Kaestner,
vice president of Consumer Affairs for Anheuser-Busch


path of a potential drunk driver."
John Kaestner, vice president
of Consumer Affairs for
Anheuser-Busch, added, -
Anheuser-Busch is proud to
team up with AAA in an effort to


help save lives and prevent
drunk driving. "We are extreme-
ly pleased that we can continue
to work together to provide this
vital service during the holidays
and now at these additional


times throughout the year."
Since 1982, Anheuser-Busch
and its wholesalers have invest-
ed more than $500 million in
national advertising campaigns
and community-based pro-
grams, like "Tow to Go", to pro-
mote responsible drinking and
prevent all forms of alcohol
abuse, including drunk driving.
AAA and Budweiser encour-
age individuals to plan for a safe
celebration by being or choosing
a Designated Driver, or, by call-
ing "Tow to Go" for a safe ride
home.


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Network offers families tax saving tips


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Bird's eye view
This is how the rear of the old courthouse looks from the
roof of the new courthouse.


Are you interested in


a career in nursing?


Learn more Feb. 7 or Feb. 8
about how to prepare for a new
career in the highly respected
nursing profession. Educational
programs offered at Indian River
Community College will be the
topic of two information ses-
sions on Monday, Feb. 7, from 2
until 4 p.m., or Tuesday, Feb. 8
from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Dixon Hendry Campus of IRCC.
IRCC offers both career train-
ing .programs and an associate
degree in nursing. Several career
training programs are offered.
Prepare to become a Licensed
Practical Nurse and choose a
full-time or part-time program or
begin with a Nursing Assistant
course and cross-train in several
health care functions as a Patient
Care Technician. Work with chil-
dren in pediatrics or become a
school nurse, help solve crimes
in forensic nursing or save lives
in the ER by preparing for a
career as a Registered Nurse.
Healthcare careers, financial aid
opportunities, online courses
and entrance requirements for
the programs will be discussed.
All IRCC health care pro-
grams provide real-world experi-


ence with clinical internships at
hospitals, nursing homes and
other health care settings. Bene-
fit from classroom and laborato-
ry learning in small classes and
excellent job placement oppor-
tunities.
The Nursing Information Ses-
sions will be held at the Dixon
Hendry Campus in Okeechobee
at 2229 N.W 9th Ave. The Febru-
ary 7th and 8th sessions are
open to anyone interested in
pursuing a career in health.
IRCC offers students more
than 100 programs on five cam-
puses: Main Campus, 3209 Vir-
ginia Ave., Fort Pierce; St. Lucie
West Campus, 500 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain
Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno
Road, Stuart; Mueller Campus,,
6155 College Lane, Vero Beach;
or Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229
N.W 9th Ave., Okeechobee. For
more information on college
offerings, career advancement,
personal enrichment or universi-
ty transfer programs, visit the
website at ircc.edu or phone the
Information Call Center at 1-866-
866-4722 (IRCC).


FLORIDA As families
statewide tear open their W-2
forms this week, many may not
be aware of the tax savings
made available by recent
changes in the federal tax code.
Because many families cannot
afford the services of private tax
advisors, Florida's Child Care
Resource and Referral (CCR&R)
Network is providing tax tips to
ensure families take advantage
of the new laws.
"Filing taxes can be an intimi-
dating process and with tax laws
changing every year, families
may not even be aware of the
current tax credits available,"
said Phyllis Kalifeh, president of
'the Florida Children's Forum,
administrator of the CCR&R Net-
work. "For working families with
children, the federal Earned
Income Tax Credit alone could
be worth as much as a $4,300."
The CCR&R Network is a
statewide service that assists
families in finding information
about child care, locating child
care and early education servic-
es, as well as other valuable
information such as saving
money on taxes. From resources
about choosing au pair services
to choosing quality summer
camp programs local CCR&R
service providers help parents
make sound decisions for their
children.
"By providing tax tips for par-
ents we may alleviate yet anoth-
er burden felt by families who
are trying to make ends meet,"


said Kalileh. "The potential sav-
ings and refunds garnered by
taking advantage of these tax
credits will help families keep
money in their pockets."
Families should check to see
if they are eligible for any of
these tax credits or refunds. For
more information or to locate
free tax preparation sites call
(800) TAX-1040.

Credit for child and
dependent care
If your family spent money on
work related child or dependent
care expenses last year, you may
be able to lower your taxes or
increase your refund on your tax
return if:
You paid for child care or
dependent care so that you (and
your spouse, if you are married)
could work or look for work;
and,
The care was for your child
that you claim as a dependent
(younger than age 13), a dis-
abled individual whom .you
claim as a dependent, or a dis-
abled spouse.
In general, the lower your
income and the higher your
expenses, the higher your credit
will be. You may be eligible for:
Up to $2,100 in federal tax
benefits, if you have two or more
children or dependents; or
Up to $1,050 in federal tax
benefits, if you have one child or
dependent. The federal credit is
offered to tax filers at all income


levels, but you can't get more
from the federal credit than you
owe in federal income taxes.

Earned
Income Credit
In 2004 the federal earned
income credit increased. In gen-
eral, the lower your income and
the larger your family, the larger
your credit will be. Even if you
don't owe income taxes, you
could get your credit as a sub-
stantial tax refund. You may be
eligible for:
Up to $4,300 in federal tax
benefits, if you have two or more
qualifying children and in 2004
you earned $34,458 or less (if
you are single), or $35,458 or
less (combined with your
spouse's income, if married); or
Up to $2,604 in federal tax
benefits, if you have one qualify-
ing child and in 2004 you earned
$30,338 or less (if you are sin-
gle), or $31,338 or less (together
with your spouse, if you are mar-
ried).
A qualifying child is: your
child (grandchild, great-grand-
child, etc.) or stepchild who
lived with you in the United
States for more than six months
during 2004; who was younger
than age 19, or younger than age
24 and a full-time student, by
Dec. 31, 2004; or any age and
permanently and totally dis-
abled. There are special rules for
siblings, nieces and nephews,
and married, adopted and foster


children who live with you.

Child tax credit
You may be eligible for a fed-
eral Child Tax Credit of as much
as $1,000 per child if:
You have a child (grand-
child, great-grandchild, etc.) or
stepchild who was younger than
age 17 by Dec. 31,2004, who is a
U.S. citizen or resident alien, and
whom you are claiming as a
dependent on your federal
income tax return; and
You had income of $94,000
or less, if single, or $129,000 or
less, together with your spouse,
if married.
Even if you owe little or noth-
ing in federal income taxes, you
may be able to get a refund of
some or all of your federal Child
Tax Credit if you earned at least
$10,750 in 2004. There are spe-
cial rules for siblings, nieces and
nephews, and married, adopted
and foster children.
Funded by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation's Office of
Early Learning and administered
by the Florida Children's Forum,
29 local CCR&R service
providers help families
statewide, free of charge. To
locate your local CCR&R office
visit the Florida Children's
Forum Web site at
www.flchild.com/R&Rprogram
Tax information provided in
part by the National Women's
Law Center January 2005.


AAA Auto Club South membership tops 3 million


TAMPA AAA Auto Club
South, whose territory includes
Florida, Georgia, the western
two-thirds of Tennessee and
Puerto Rico, reached a mile-
stone this week when its Florida
membership total topped 3 mil-
lion. Altogether, the club's mem-
bership now totals 3.8 million.
Auto Club South, the third-
largest club in the AAA federa-
tion, has seen dynamic growth
in membership from its incep-
tion as the Peninsula Motor Club
in 1938 when its charter mem-
bership totaled 97.
Today, in addition to provid-
ing emergency road service,
travel guide books and TripTiks,
the customized maps it prepares


specifically for each member's
travel itinerary, the club is also
known for extensive travel
agency services, including its
own SignaTours travel products;
insurance and financial services,
including auto, homeowner's
and flood insurance; auto
financing and home mortgages;
and an extensive portfolio of
member benefits on hotel
accommodations, car rentals,
attraction and theme park tick-
ets; and savings at numerous
retail outlets, restaurants etc.
under the club's Show Your Card
& Save program.
Tom O'Brien, president and
CEO of Auto Club South, attrib-
utes the membership growth to


the club's ability to respond to
members' needs. "There is a
simple reason for our success;
we deliver peace of mind and
exceptional value. Our approach
today is unchanged from the
very beginning when we com-
mitted to treat all of our mem-
bers as if they are guests in our
own home," said O'Brien -
"We exist to protect and
advance their freedom of mobili-
ty, whatever means of travel they
choose and to improve their
travel safety."
As North America's largest
motoring and leisure travel
organization, AAA provides its
more than 47 million members
with travel, insurance, financial


and automotive-related services.
Since its founding in 1902, the
not-for-profit, fully tax-paying
AAA has been a leader and advo-
cate for the safety and security of
all travelers AAA also pro-
vides thousands of schools
nationwide with a comprehen-
sive school Safety Patrol pro-
gram designed to enhance the
safety of children as they travel
to and from school each day.

AAA Auto Club South is the
third largest affiliate of the AAA
federation with 3.8 million
members in Florida, Georgia;
the western two-thirds of Ten-
nessee and Puerto Rico.


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Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Daryl Deka of Wellington walked away with first place at Saturday's BFL
tournament in the boater division. Deka had five bass that weighed in at


Jim Holmquist of Palm Beach Gardens took first place
in the co-angler division of Saturday's BFL bass tour-
ney bringing 12.10 Ibs. of Okeechobee largemouths to


Jimmy McMillan of Belle Glade took second place in
the boater division of the BFL tourney at Okee-Tantie
Marina Saturday afternoon with 18.14 Ibs. of bass. He
also had the 11.01 lb. big fish of the day in the boater


28.1 lbs. the scale. division.


Deka, Holmquist lead boater and co-angler division of BFL


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
It looked like a stampede Sat-
urday morning as the sun rose
over Lake Okeechobee. The
river was lined with 147 boats
waiting for the signal to head
onto the lake for the Wal-Mart
BFL bass tournament.
Two hundred ninety-four
anglers braved the cold in search
of the elusive Okeechobee large-
mouth bass.
As they returned to Okee-
Tantie Marina to weigh in, it
looked like it may have been a
bad day for fishing, but suddenly
the bags of fish became heavier
and the entries for big fish got
bigger and bigger.
Daryl Deka, a veteran angler
from Wellington arrived at the
scale with 28.1 lbs. of bass to
jump ahead of the competition
in the boater division. As the
weigh-ins officially closed for the
day, others came close to catch-
ing him. Deka took home $4,446
for his effort.


"I fished down south. I mean
everybody and their brother was
flipping the Monkey Box and
there was no way I was going to
go zero before I went in that
Monkey Box. I caught my limit
on a spinnerbait and went back
to the reed heads and was fortu-
nate to catch four big fish. Quan-
tity wise, I caught most on a
Gambler spinnerbait, but the big
fish came on a Gambler craw-
dad," he explained.
Jimmy McMillan of Belle
Glade made a run at Deka with
18.14 lbs. of fish including an
11.01 lb. hawg that gave him the
big fish award of $735, but came
up short. His 18.14 lb. bag of fish
could not catch Deka but earned
McMillan second place and a
check for $2,223.
Third place in the boater divi-
sion went to Robert Kimbrough
of Vero Beach for his 17.1 lb.
catch. He received a check for
$1,455 for his day's work.
Jim Holmquist d6Palm Beach
Gardens finished first in the co-
angler division with 12.10 lbs. of


bass, earning him $2,223.
As a co-angler fishing out the
back of someone else's boat,
Holmquist gave this advice. "It's
not bad. Just don't
complain...Ever," he said. This is
Holmquist's second year of fish-
ing with the BFL. "This was the
biggest check I've ever earned
fishing in the tournaments," he
explained.
Bobby R. Jones Jr. of Clewis-
ton was close behind in second
place with 12.8 lbs. of bass. He
earned $1,112 for his effort.
Aymon Wilcox of Lauderdale
Lakes finished in third place with
10.1 lbs. of fish. He earned $726
for his day of fishing.
Terry Layton of Bartow
earned big fish honors and a
check for $368 for his 8.02 lb.
catch of the day. "I caught him
first thing this morning flipping a
brush hog," he stated.
The BFL will return to Okee-
Tantie on February 26. Informa-
tion on this upcoming tourna-
ment can be found on their
website at FLWOutdoors.com.


Robert Kimbrough of Vero Beach won third place in the boater division with 17.1 Ibs. of bass.


Judah takes Spinks' title with TKO


By R.B. Fallstrom
AP Sports Writer
ST. LOUIS Zab Judah spoiled
Cory Spinks' homecoming.
Judah claimed the undisputed
welterweight title Saturday night,
beating Spinks with a ninth-round
technical knockout and silencing a
mostly partisan sellout crowd.
"I was hungry, I was deter-
mined," said Judah, of Brooklyn.


."It's my time, it's my era."
Judah lost a unanimous deci-
sion to Spinks in April in Las Vegas.
He knocked Spinks down in the
12th round of that fight and
referred to the rematch as the 13th
round, saying he simply ran out of
time.
Judah was the aggressor
throughout this fight, neutralizing
the crowd of more than 20,000


that chanted for Spinks, the son of
former heavyweight champion
Leon Spinks, who accompanied
his son into the ring.
Spinks got the star treatment
during introductions, with rapper
Nelly accompanying him into the
ring and leading the crowd in a sin-
galong. Before Saturday, Spinks
had twice successfully defended
the title.


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not ours.


OCRA sign ups
are under way
The 2005 Okeechobee Citi-
zens Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will hold their base-
ball and softball sign-ups Feb. 5,
12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. at Teen Town.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up
after that date will be placed on
a waiting list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League
ages for the 2005 season are:
baseball: Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years
old; rookie 7 and 8 years old;
AAA- 9 and 10 years old; Majors-
11 and 12 years old; and, Dixie
Boys 13 and 14 years old. Soft-
ball: Darlings 7 and 8 years old;


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


Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee
High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to
go to summer camp in North Car-
olina.
They are accepting donations
of all kinds of items including fur-
niture, outdoor recreation equip-
ment, lawn and garden, electron-
ic 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.


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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 1 "Hide and Seek" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 11 "Coach Carter"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 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 information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought for
mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within tIhe court
system, try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information
on the" program ,please call
Andrea Bemenderfer at (561)
871-5305.
Children's ranch
plans yard sales
Every Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday and some Saturdays
yard sales will he held at the Real
Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S.
441 S.E., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Items for sale include clothing,
furniture and baby stuff. For infor-
mation, call Rosie at (863) 763-
4242.
IRRC offers free
adult education
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,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
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, Toes-
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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bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
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claims against Independent
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denoted with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage-Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 16r


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


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

CHOCOLATE LAB'
Male, 7 years old.
Goes by the
name "Duke"
Last seen in
Bassinger on,
Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
& -4
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.
Pomeranian, fern., reddish
brown, 4 yrs. old, vic,
Okeechobee warehouse
on 1/22. REWARD!
(863)467-1299


CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.
FREE TO GOOD HOME: 2 yr
old male- black lab, needs
attention. (863)634-3119

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man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)810-3031.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123


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Employment


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


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


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

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

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

DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee

F/T HELP NEEDED
FOR TREE FARM.
Must Be Bilingual.
863-763-2838

Looking for full
time hardware help.
Experience necessary.
Apply in person
at W&W Lumber
of Okeechobee. DFWP

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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


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


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
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
classified.


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
Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


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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



We are now expanding our offices and
are looking for aggressive associates to
join our team.
Call Elbert at 634-7460 or stop by for a visit.


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


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The Okeechobee News is seeking an imme-
diate opening for a full time Customer
Service Representative to work Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Good math skills
Knowledge in office procedures:
Phone Etiquette
Payables
Banking/Deposits
Computer Skills
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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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.

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


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

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SECRETARY
RECEPTIONIST
F/T, Quickbooks a plus
Experience a must
Please Fax Resume to
(863)763-1816
SKILLED CARPENTERS
NEEDED: Please call
863-697-3001

SOD STACKERS
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(754)581-4948


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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



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Help Wanted: Letcher
Veterinary Hospital
Part time, kennel
cleaning, animal restraint,
answering phones
863-763-4411

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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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



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
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.

How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.
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helps you understand the
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people!


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed -410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services -135


COASTAL CLEANING
We Clean:
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380.






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


Merchandise-I



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/.'Rugs 550)
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 595
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 6'05
Furniture 6110
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 6C5.
Lamps Lights A40
Luggage 645
Medical Items 6.50)
Miscellaneous 355
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 721)
Tools 725
Toys & Games 7'J30
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, 28x17'/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


CHEST FREEZER
kelvinator 41"x21x35"
runs great $100
(863)824-0455
DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.
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.
WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


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

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


GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762



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












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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is Ihe time spent reading
with your child from
birLh to age nine.


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
MENS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

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

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





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




COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822. ,
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


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.
1 (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 print
$250(863)467-1110


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/1B10 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


LIFT CHAIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mos. old, good con-
dition, $450. (863)610-
1153.


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






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40'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
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
DACHSHUND, Black & Tan,
Ready to go home. 8 wks.
$300 (863)467-4728

TEA CUPS CHIHUAHUA-
born on 12/25/04, 1 male,
2 females, $350 each, No
papers (863)763-3753
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


I Special


SEWING MACHINE
(2)commercial $400
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4253



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



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


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



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



VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all 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
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 8.40
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





LOOKING
'; '' ; 1TO BUY
COWS
'-* 863-673-1491


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


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


REGISTERED PASO FINO
gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500
(863)843-2495


STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 4'/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.



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


JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.
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deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


Rentals



Apartments 0905
Business Places 9410
Commercial
Property 915
Condos'
Townhouses Rent '9?0
Farm Property
Rent "25
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent A45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent ,s55
Storage Space
Rent Q60






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



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

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


COUPLE w/2 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


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale IS',0
Commercial
Property Sale 0lC10
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1I015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1')25
Hunting Property i030
Investment
Property -Sale 10)
Land Sale 1040I
Lots Sale 1045
Open House u1l.0
Out of State -
Property Sale 1005
Property Inspection I Ou0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 10?,o
Warehouse Space 107S
Waterfront Property 10130



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


M ieHomes



Mobile Home Lots inr5
Mobile Home Parts 201')
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 202"



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
Time to clean out the attic,


basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classifieds
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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Recreation



Boats 005
Campers RVs ")11)
Jet Skiis 0i5r
Marine Accessories (,20U
Marine Miscellaneous 025
Motorcycles 30"0
Sport Vehicles ATVs 05


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 $175
(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

COBIA, 19' (2001)194, 115
Yamaha 4 stroke, 150
hrs., live well, $15,000,
(863)634-0450
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.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $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 & tri. $1000
(863)763-5966

TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp 0/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
TROLING MOTOR
12/24 VOLTS
$50
(863)467-8915


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
281/2 Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
LEDGER RV, '95- 36ff,
Windsor Manor RV Pk.
next to Okee Tantie & Kiss-
missee River on 78 West,
Lot #7. (863)467-4189.

PALOMINO STAMPEDE
'01- 21' slide out, many
extras, sips 7 in comfort,
$9950. (863)610-1674.
RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866

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



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



MARINE RADIO -
SFor Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '82
Johnson, 35hp, w/
controls & gas tank, $630.
(863)634-4106


HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894
HONDA HELIX 250 1986
24K Original miles.
Asking $1275 or best offer.
(863)467-8870
SUZUKI 00'
BDR650 $2500
(863)228-4638 or nights
(863)675-7359
SUZUKI Kantana 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, 6/ industrial Honda
Motors. From Ft. Pierce
Grand Prix. $600/both
or will sep. 863-261-2263

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 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks .040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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 mls., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783
NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
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(5) 20 ACRE PARCELS
$9,900 per acre.
10 miles West on State Road 70.

BRAND NEW CBS HOME
1,700 sq. ft. 3Bd/2Ba.
27th Ave. & 7th St. $139,500.

Call Steve Watford
634-2367
i J Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Brger Broker


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12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 7,2005


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.

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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.

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 RAM PU, '94- with
long bed, fiberglass top-
per, V8, very clean, almost
new tires, cold AC, runs
well, Call (863)763-4279
evenings and weekends.

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


FORD EXPLORER 98'
sport 103k mi. green XLT
$4000 or best offer'
(863)634-8183


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-DP-013
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.E.B. DOB: 02-14-04
Mother of tle minor child:
Yvonne Brege
TO: Father of F.B., Felipe Baltazar
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO M.E.B., A
FEMALE CHILD, BORN ON THE
14TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2004.
THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LO-
CATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
304 NW. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 31ST DAY OF
MARCH, 2005, FOR THE HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID
PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, ONE MAY BE AP-
POINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL
THEREOF, THIS 6TH DAY OF JAN-
UARY, 2005,
Kathy ArnoldDEPUTY CLERK
546441 1/172431-2/7/05
b-111^----


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO.: 2004-DP-013
IN THE INTEREST OF:
F.B. DOB: 10-08-02
Mother ol the minor child:
Yvonne Brege
TO: Father of F.B., Felipe Ballazar
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO F.B., A
MALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 8TH
DAY OF OCTOBER, 2002. THE
CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LO-
CATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 31ST DAY OF
MARCH, 2005, FOR THE HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID
PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF'YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO ANY ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, ONE MAY BE AP-
POINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL
THEREOF, THIS 6TH DAY OF JAN-
UARY, 2005.
Kathy AmoldDEPUTY CLERK
5464361/1724 312/7/05
Change In Location for
School Board Meeting
The February School Board Meeting
will be held in the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Auditorium lo-
cated at 610 S.W. 2nd Avenue
(between the Freshman Campus
and School Board Administration
Building) at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
February 8. The meeting is open to
the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
550605 ON 2/1,7/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004 CA 000300
CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JULIO BELTRAN, et al.,
Delendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated January 19, 2005, and
entered in Case'No. 2004 CA -
000300, of the Circuit Court of the
NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is
Plaintiff and JULIO BELTRAN, et
al., are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE,
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
11:00 AM o'clock on the 22nd day
of February, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgement, to wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 46, BASSWOOD
UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 49, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; a/k/a 3057 NW
32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34972
DATED this 20th day of January,
2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Debbie Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
549248 ON 01/31-2/07/2005
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your used items in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JURISDICTION DIVISION
No. 04-CA-13
Chase Manhattan Mortgage
Corporation, PLAINTIFF,
vs.
Lyman D. Smith, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to that Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated January 20, 2005,
and entered in civil case number
04-CA-13, of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintilf and Lyman D. Smith, Un-
known persons) in possession of
the subject real property, is/are De-
lendant(s), I wil sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
South Front steps ol the Court-
house, Okeechobee, Florida, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 22nd day of February
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 16, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF
LOT 17, BLOCK 49, EL MIRA-
SOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act, you are
advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector at-
tempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used
lor that purpose.
Dated the 30th day of January.
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk ol Circuit Court
BY:/S/ DEBBIE GOODRICH
Deputy Clerk
549509 ON 1/31 2/7/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 2004-CA-306
ANDREW SMITH,
Plaintiff
vs
MISSAK SARAFIAN,
(as to Parcel 1);
DOROTHY WEIR (as to Parcel 2);
and as to each of the foregoing per-
sons, if alive or deceased, their un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, under or against these
Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT-REAL PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS: (as to Parcel 1):
Missak saralian; (as to Parcel 2
DOROTHY WEIR; and as to each of
the foregoing persons, if alive or
deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by, under or
against these Defendants, AND TO
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for quiet title of the fol-
lowing property in Okeechobee
Conuty, Florida:
PARCEL 1
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/
2 OF TRACT 04, SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 3A-D OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL 2
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/
2 OF TRACT 01, SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 3A-D OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Plaintiff's Attorney whose name
and address are: JERALD D.
BRYANT, ESQUIRE, 316.NW 5th
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972;
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before
the 18th day of February, 2005;
otherwise a judgement may be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said
Court on the 20th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/ Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
549427 ON 1/24 31,2/7 14
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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2004-CA-197
BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO NATIONSBANK,
Plaintiff,
vs
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY;
ELSIE LEASE: UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED
PROVENCE A/K/A MILDRED S.
PROVENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MILDRED PROVENCE A/K/A
MILDRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Fore-
closure dated January 18, 2005,
and entered in Case No. 2004-CA-
197, of the Circuit Court of the
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Flcrida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NA-
TIONSBANK, is a Plaintiff and
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY; EL-
SIE LEASE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED PRO-
VENCE A/K/A MILDRED S. PRO-
VENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MILDRED PROVENCE.A/K/A MIL-
DRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
St., Okeechobee, Fl, at 22nd on
February, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment to wit:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 17,
BUILDING 5, ANCIENT OAKS
RV RESORT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 255, PAGE
916, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH A 1984
PARK MOBILEHOME, SERIAL
NO. 1 P9200R25E1007482
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Debbie Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a reasonable accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should, no later than seven (7)
days prior, contact the Clerk of the"
Courts disability coordinator at
(863) 675-5217, P.O. Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33975. If hearing. im-
paired, contact (TOD) via Florida
Relay System.
549067 ON 01/31;2/07,05


3-Piece Bedroom Set
The two pieces pictured here
are part of a three-piece set
that features a handsome oak
finish and clean lines that
blend well with any decor.
The dresser (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
by 32 in. tall, the chest of
drawers stands 32 in. high by
30 in. wide and the night
stand is about 20 in. wide by
22 in,. tall. All three pieces
are 16 in. deep.

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Glades County Roundup


Officials discuss

Jail/ICE project
As discussions between the
Glades County Correctional Devel-
opment Corporation, Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and rep-
resentatives from Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) con-
tinue concerning the proposed
construction of a new county
jail/ICE facility, how the facility will
look, how many law enforcement
officers it will employ, and what it
will cost is becoming clear.
At their Jan. 27 meeting, the
sheriff and board members
expressed surprise when told that
ICE would require direct supervi-
sion of detainees as a condition of a
long-term contract with the county.
Preliminary design for the 400-
plus-bed, eight-pod facility with
four, 64-bed dormitories in each of
two buildings called for an officer in
a control room with visual and
audio supervision of four pods,
with a second officer patrolling the
hallway.
Consultant Denise White said
the way security staff had been set
up, the facility expected to employ
34 corrections officers, 16 ser-
geants and three captains, for a
total of 53 positions in security, with
a total of 80 employees altogether
in different departments. She said
providing direct supervision would
mean adding an additional 70 offi-
.cers, and. would significantly
increase the facility's projected pay-
roll.

Republican party

meeting on Feb. 8
The Republican party of Glades
County will have their meeting Feb.
8 at 7 p.m. at the Glades County
Library in Moore Haven. Everyone
is invited. For more information call
946-1265.

Foster parents needed
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida, the community
based care division of Camelot
Community Care, Inc. is holding an
orientation on "how to become a
foster parent/adoptive parent" on
Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Department
of Children and Families, 485 East
Cowboy Way, Labelle, 7 p.m. For
those interested in becoming a fos-
ter/adoptive family please call 1-
800-89FAMILY.


Sour Orange Festival

set to begin, Feb.12
Purse your lips and squint your
eyes, it's time to be introduced to
Florida's most unique fruit, in the
form of the annual Lakeport Sour
Orange Festival.
The fun is set to begin Feb. 12
and this, year's excitement is
expected to draw thousands of
people into the world of this most
prestigious, exotic taste. According
to Susan Etchey, festival publicist,
this year's exciting atmosphere is
expected to top its 12-year history.
The festival is set to kick off Feb.
12 at 10 a.m. in Lakeport. Some
seating will be available, but it is
suggested that festival goers bring
their own folding chairs or blan-
kets. Admission is $3 and children
under .12 will be admitted free of
charge.
For more information on the
festival activities, contact Susan
Etchey at (863) 946-0371.

Hazardous waste

collection, Feb. 12
Household hazardous waste
and electronic waste collection is
free for Glades County Feb. 12 from
8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven. For information, call (863)
675-0124. No business waste will
be accepted. How to transport your
waste: Leave products in their origi-
nal containers. Do not mix different
or unknown materials together.
Label or leave labels on all contain-
ers, check containers for leakage,
transport in a study box, do not eat,
drink or smoke while handling or
transporting. Accepted electronics:
End of life electronics, computer,
monitors, keyboards, terminals,
T.V, stereos, printers, fax, VCR,
DVD players, video cameras, game
consoles and wireless devises.

Hurricane relief
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey announced
that county residents whose
homes were damaged in the 2004
hurricane season could be eligible
for hurricane relief in certain cir-
cumstances.
Applications for relief for Glades
County residents who bought
replacement mobile homes are
due to Mr. Luckey's office by May 1.
The relief is calculated based on
sales tax paid on the replacement


mobile home. Applications are eli-
gible for either relief for residents
with homestead exemptions or
relief related to mobile home
replacement, but not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-
6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337. For
more information about the hurri-
cane relief program, residents may
visit the Florida Department of Rev-
enue Web site http://www.myflori-
da.com/dor.

Professional

biker rodeo set
L-Cross X-treme Events and the
Iron Eagle Bar present South Flori-
'da's first Professional Biker Rodeo
and Swap Meet, Friday, March 18
through Sunday, March 20. Gates
open at 3 p.m., Friday until dark on
Sunday. Gate fee is $25 per person.
Rodeo events are to be announced.
Entry fee is $5. Live entertainment
Friday night to be announced.
David Allen Coe will perform
live on the L-Cross Stage, Saturday,
March 19 at 8 p.m. No coolers,
glass containers, firearms, pets,
three-wheelers or attitudes allowed
in rodeo area.
Vendors are welcome. The
weekend fee is $125. For more
information call Betty at (863) 467-
1360 or Mark Pearce at (863) 634-
1102 or visit the Web site at www.l-
cross.com.

GCEM holding a

satellite office
Glades County Emergency Man-
agement is now holding a tempo-
rary
satellite office at the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Department on Wednes-


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GAL program

needs volunteers
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
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Goodwill store

to close in April
The Goodwill Store in Moore
Haven, which has been in opera-
tion at its current location since
1993 will be closing in April, unless
the Glades County Economic
Development Council (EDC) or
some other party comes forward
with an alternative site for the store.
According to Goodwill spokes-
woman Carolyn Johnson, from the
Ft. Myers headquarters, the store's
lease in the former Simmons plaza
is coming up for renewal in April
and the agency can't afford the pro-
posed rent increase.
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mortgage broker Roxanne Angeli-
ca, the rent was increased to $1000
a month. Goodwill representatives
said this was a 50 percent increase.
With the April lease renewal, the
rent is slated to rise to $1,500 a
month and the volume of revenue
produced at the store will not sup-
port that kind of increase, Ms. John-
son said.

Disaster help

for older adults
Senior Connections Elder Out-
reach Project ended Dec. 31, but
elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can still
call the agency at its office locations
in LaBelle, (675-1446) Clewiston,
(983-7088) and Moore Haven (946-
1821.) In partnership with United
Way and Senior Solutions (an area
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experiencing.

Club needs

car donations
As the end of the year approach-
es, Boys and Girls clubs in Florida
are asking people with unwanted
cars to remember them. Officials
note that there are some restric-
tions and that the cars must be
intact and the donor must have the
Certificate of Title. All a donors
needs to do is call 1-800-246-0493
at any time and arrangements will
be made to pick up the vehicle in
just a few days.


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Ministries

need donations
Hand & Hand Ministries, is in
need of donations of toys, food
and non-perishables to help with
the Food Bank in Palmdale. With-
out being opened officially, at
Thanksgiving there were 13 fami-
lies taken care of in Hendry,
Glades & Highlands Counties.
They are hoping to do much bet-
ter with your help. Please call us
at 863-612-0640. We well pick up
or you can deliver.

Mentors needed

at West Glades
West Glades School needs
you! Do you have one hour a
week to spend with a student?
Some students are struggling in
math, reading or just need some
extra attention from a caring adult
who will listen. If you are able to
volunteer one hour or more, from
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call Billy Marchal at West Glides
School at (863) 675-3490.

Mentors needed

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