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Vol. 96 No. 40


Wednesday, February 9, 2005


504 Plus tax


Brief

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

Inside


Wade named on
All-Star team
NEW YORK Miami's
Dwyane Wade and San Anto-,
nio's Manu Ginobili were
among six players picked as
NBA All-Stars f6r the first
time when reserves were
announced Tuesday.
Gilbert Arenas and
Antawn Jamison of the
Washington Wizards, Amare
Stoudemire of the Phoenix
Suns, and Rashard Lewis of
the Seattle SuperSonics also
gained their first All-Star
selections in balloting by the
NBA's 30 head coaches.
Cleveland's LeBron
James, chosen as an Eastern
Conference starter last week,
is a first-timne All-Star, too.
The seven first-timers fell
short of the record of 10 in
2002 and 1994.
Sports, Page 5


Drought Index
Current: 471
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.06 feet


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

Index


OUA

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Discussion of a rate change
took up a good deal of the Tues-
day morning meeting of the
board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA).
At a workshop meeting .on
Jan. 20, the board studied three
rate options presented by rate,
consultant Henry Thomas. All
three options are revenue neu-
tral meaning the overall rev-
enue received by OUA from cus-


ponders

tomers would be the same Under this prop
under any of the options. There- the master meter
fore, a rate change would have class would be cl
no affect on the budget. based. That mean
The discussion at that work- mobile home parl
shop reaffirmed the board's goal base rate t
to rectify inequity between rates charge for service
paid by residential and commer- the number of ur
cial classes. meter, making the
The option favored by the up.
board called for a uniform rate. Single family
That means that each class of drop- slightly and
customer would pay the same rates would stay al
rate per 1,000 gallons of water The other twc
used. sidered were non


Crime project: Free service to seniors


rate change


posal, rates for
-ed residential
hanged to unit
s that KOA and
ks would pay a
he minimum
e based on
nits behind the
eir base rate go
rates would
d commercial
bout the same.
options con-
luniform. That


means that each class of cus-
tomer would pay a rate per 1,000
gallons of water that would
reflect the percentage of water
usage of that class.
One .of the options was unit
based and the other was meter
based.
Under the meter-based
option, mobile home parks"
would pay a set rate based on
the size of their meter rather than
the number of units using the
meter.
Board Chairman Carl


Leonard favored the option cho-
sen by the board. He said that of
the three options, the one cho-
sen restores rates closer to what
they were before the October
2003 rate increase than the other
options.
The option chosen provides
more revenue stability. However,
-it is more difficult to administer
because OUA has to keep track
of the number of units behind
the meters.

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Storm relief



programs to



be considered


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
-The agenda for Thursday's
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commissioners con-
tains a large number of routine
items, but the afternoon will be
busy for the board.
At 1:30 p.m., commission-
ers will hold a workshop with
Waste Management officials.
Following that, there will be
a three-part public hearing at 3
p.m. to obtain public input on
upcoming funding sources for
hurricane recovery..
One itfem to be discussed at
the public hearing is a Disaster
Community Development
Block Grant (DCDBG) avail-
able from a special Congres-
sional appropriation, to be
administered by the Florida
Department of Community


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Cutting the ribbon of the Okeechobee storefront of Seniors vs. Crime are (left to right)
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Major Noel Stephen, Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May; City of Okeechobee City Councilwoman Lydia Williams and executive direc-
tor of the Seniors vs. Crime Project Don Ravenna.

Special sleuths help seniors


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
On Tuesday, the grand
opening ceremony of the
Okeechobee storefront of
Seniors vs. Crime was held at
its location on Parrott Avenue.
The office is located inside
the Law Firm of Hoskins and
Turco, P.C. The local storefront
opened on Aug. 24, 2004.
This is the 23rd storefront of
Seniors vs. Crime to open in
Florida. The next one is sched-
uled to open in Port St. Lucie.
Seniors vs. Crime is a spe-
cial project with the, Florida
Attorney's General Office. It is
a free service to people over
50.
Originally, Seniors vs. Crime
started off doing crime preven-
tion for seniors.
At the Okeechobee store-
front members of the Citizens


Observation Patrol (COP)
assist seniors who feel they
have been victimized by an
individual or business. Mem-
bers of the group, referred to
as senior sleuths, work closely
with local, state and even
national law enforcement
organizations who act as con-
sultants when a complaint
extends beyond their capabili-
ties.
Storefronts are opened in
cooperation with a police
department or a sheriff's
office.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office donated office
furniture, office equipment
and telephone services for the
local storefront.
The project's executive
director Don Ravenna said of
the cases the group took in last
year, 78.4 percent of those


were resolved to satisfaction. -
Those members with
Seniors vs. Crime who are paid,
get their money through settle-
ments.'No taxpayer money is
involved, said Mr. Ravenna.
Recently, the Okeechobee
storefront had its first recovery
- a mobility scooter valued at
$4,499. The victim had paid the
salesperson, *who said
Medicare would reimburse
them. However, when the vic-
tim contacted Medicare it was
learned there was no such
reimbursement.
Anyone interesting in volun-
teering to be a senior sleuth, or
feel they have been victimized,
can call (863) 763-7924 or visit
the office on Tuesdays from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m.
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Affairs (FDCA). The county
could possibly receive up to
$5,500,000 from the grant that
3 would be used for such things
as housing
rehabilitation/replacement,
affordable housing site devel-
Sopment, pubic facilities and
commercial revitalization.
In addition, Governor Jeb
* Bush has proposed an alloca-
tion of state funds to be used
for various housing needs
related to hurricane recovery.
r Okeechobee County could
receive up to $5,000,000 for
t State Housing Initiative Pro-
r gram (SHIP) housing. Eligible
t uses of this grant include reha-
bilitation and replacement of
owner-occupied or rental
homes, new home develop-
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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
In appreciation for those
who served and love this coun-
try, Triple CCC and Okee-
chobee County are hosting a
memorial bike rally.
The Okeechobee Memorial
Day Bike Rally will take place
May 28-30 at the Agri-civic Cen-
ter.
It is anticipated that
between 3,000 and 5,000 bik-
ers will attend the event.
Sam Vuleta, youth pastor at
First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee,' told Rotarians about
the event at their weekly meet-
ing on Tuesday at Golden Corral.


There will be a display of
motorcycles, Corvettes, .live
music, bands, speakers, ven-
dors, drawings and free T-
shirts that will be given to the
first 500 people to attend the
event.
A bike contest with awards
for best paint, best engineer-
ing and over-all best machine
will also take place.
The proposed admission
will be $5 each day or $10 for
all three-days. Children 12 and
under will be admitted free.
Admittance includes parking,
access to all events, vendors,
live music and shows.
Everyone attending will
receive a bracelet that will


entitle them to discounts at
restaurants sponsoring this
event.
The majority of the event
proceeds will support Big Lake
Missions, the Pregnancy
Resource Center and the Light
House Mission.
Times for this event are 9
a.m. until 9 p.m. on May 28
and 29, and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
on May 30.
In other business, in honor
of Rotary's 100th anniversary
on Feb. 23, the club will meet
on that day at noon at the
Golden Corral.
The Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee meets every Tuesday
at noon at the Golden Corral.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Sam Vuleta (middle), youth pastor of First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee, spoke to Rotarians Tuesday about the upcoming
Memorial Day Bike Rally. Pictured with him are Rotarians
Tabitha Trent (right) and Lonnie Kirsch (left).


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News Briefs

Four tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Four winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$57,333.33 each, the Florida Lot-
tery said Thesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Palm Bay,
Orlando, Miami and Osprey, lottery
officials reported.
The 294 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $125.50 each.
Another 8,873 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $11.50, and 93,398 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Monday
night were 21-25-28-31-33.

Amway co-founder
donated to state GOP
ST. PETERSBURG Months
before he died, Amway Corp. co-
founder Jay Van Andel donated $1
million to the Republican Party of
Florida for the November election,
records show.
Van Andel, who died at age 80
on Dec. 7, made 10, $100,000
donations to the Florida Republi-
can Party starting July 27, state
records obtained by the St. Peters-
burg Times show. '
Other top Republican donors
included the Realtors PAC (nearly
$330,000); the Florida Medical
Association ($283,000); AT&T
($274,000); and, WellCare Health
Systems of Tampa ($252,000).
Top soft money donors to the
Florida Democratic Party included
the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers ($332,000);
Jacksonville trial lawyer Wayne
Hogan ($253,000); .Florida Great
Lakes Radio Consortium
($240,000); Service Employees
International Union ($214,000);
Texas trial lawyer Frederick M.
Baron ($200,000); and, Communi-
cations Workers of America
($200,000).

9-year-old boy
survives shooting
LAUREL HILL A young boy
avoided serious injury after being
struck by a .38-caliber bullet during
a target-shooting accident, officials
said.
James "Bubba" Taylor, who
turned 9 Tuesday, was shot Satur-
day by a neighbor, James Hinshaw,
44, who was practicing marksman-
ship with the child. The bullet
entered James' right side, and trav-
eled through his flesh without strik-
ing any organs.
The boy was taken by helicop-
ter to a hospital, where he was
treated and released the same day.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's
Office is classifying the incident as
an accident.

Bobcat probably
killed whooping crane
TAMPA One of the whoop-
ing cranes raised in Wisconsin as
part of efforts to establish a new
migratory flock of'the endangered
birds has been found dead in Flori-
da, apparently killed by a bobcat,
officials say.
Operation Migration, the non-
profit group that has coordinated
the project, said Lara Fondow of
the Baraboo, Wis.-based Interna-
tional Crane Foundation recovered
the remains of the whooping crane
Sunday. -
The bird was about a mile out-
side a winter pen set up for the
cranes at the Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge north of
Tampa.
The crane was hatched in May
2002.

Four people
killed in crash
HAINES CITY Four people,
including a 3-month old girl, were
killed when their compact car
slammed into a sports utility vehi-
cle at an intersection, authorities
said.
A fifth person was critically hurt
in the Monday morning crash in
Haines City, which is about 35
miles southwest of Orlando.
S.Police identified the dead pas-
sengers in the Dodge Spirit as Hec-
tor Jaimes and Zenaida Mosqueda,
both 17; their 3-month-old daugh-
ter, Jasmine Jaimes; and a sister,
Jessinia Jaimes, 20. They all lived at
the same Haines City address.
The car's driver, Luis A.
Espinoza, 19, of Tampa, was airlift-
ed to Lakeland Regional Medical


Center in critical condition, Haines
City Police Lt. Brian McNulty said.
Dielita Bakken, 56, of Kissim-
mee, was treated for a broken wrist
at Heart of Florida Regional Med-
ical Center, McNulty said.

Christmas pageant
promoter convicted
MIAMI -A federal jury convict-
ed a show- promoter of stealing
thousands of dollars by selling tick-
ets to schoolchildren for a nonex-
istent Christmas pageant.
David Lee Ellisor, 52, was found
guilty Monday of mail fraud.
Ellisor could get a maximum of
five years in prison at his May sen-
tencing for each of the eight counts
of mail fraud.


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Before the proposed rate
adjustment goes into effect there
will be two public hearings. One
will be held Feb 24 at 7 p.m., and
the other will be held at the next
regularly scheduled board meet-
ing on March 8. That meeting will
begin at 8:30 a.m.
If approved, the new rates
would go into effect on April 1.
There is some good news for
ratepayers, however. The project-
ed need for future rate adjust-
ments is lower than was though
in September. For one reason,
$1.5 million of capital expendi-
tures were removed, and some
project costs were moved to later
years.
The authority also now has
the use of $750,000 previously set
aside in the event OUA had to pay
off in the court case KOA had
against the utility authority. The
court ruled in favor of OUA.
John Hayford, OUA opera-
tions manger,' informed the
board that flushing and disinfec-


Community Events

Church hosting Shekinah Glory
Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 1803 S.W Third Ave.,
will be hosting Shekinah Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.
God has been using Shekinah Glory to bring revival and demonstra-
tions of the Holy Spirit wherever they go. All are welcome to attend
this performance. Admission is free. For information, call (863) 763-
7770

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.

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 dis-
cussing Jesus in the Koran'. Coffee, tea and table service will provid-
ed. Please bring a covered dish to share.


tant of the new water treatment
plant should take place next
week, and will be followed by
testing. He predicted that the
plant would be operational by
the March board meeting.
At their last board meeting,
members agreed to participate in
the county sponsored impact fee
study by paying a prorated share
of $12, 895.
Board member George Long,
who is also county administrator,
suggested that the board rescind
that action. He was absent at the
last meeting. He noted that.it is
not a good time to participate in
an impact fee. He said OUA could
benefit from the study later when
they know more about financing
the construction of the sewer
plant.
Mr. Long stated that their rate
consultant, Mr. Thomas, had
already provided some of the
necessary information and
would work with them in the
future developing impact fees. He
noted that sewer and water
would be deleted from the scope
of study.
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agenda, no action could be taken
at Tuesday's meeting.
After considerable discussion,
the board tabled for more study a
determination of authorizing an
engineering study for one of two
options for disposing of treated
affluent from the sewer treatment
plant.
"I want to feel confident we've
explored every option," Mr. Long
said.
He added that it was amazing
to him that such an expensive
project should not have been dis-
cussed earlier.
Board members will consider
the matter again at the Feb. 24
special meeting.
The two options under consid-
eration were discharging over-
flow treated affluent from a creat-
ed wetland into Taylor Creek, or
disposing of it by deep-well injec-
tion.
Mr. Hayford noted that the
longer a decision was delayed the
longer it would take for plant
expansion.
Mr. Long replied that at the
present time OUA had no funding
for plant expansion so time was
not a factor.
Mr. Leonard suggested piping
treated affluent to the Taylor
Creek Stormwater Treatment
Area (STA) that the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) is building across from
EYDC on U.S. 441 N.
Mr. Hayford replied that the
STA is a demonstration project
and specifically prohibited from
receiving treated affluent.
In other action, the board:
approved developer's
agreements for Phase 2 and
Phase 3 of the Holiday Inn
Express project;
approved a pay request
from Cardinal Construction in the
amount of $70,956.78 for work
on the water treatment plant;
approved a change of scope
for Boyle Engineering for the SE-2
lift station rehab. This resulted in
an increase in the contract price
of $19,700 and a 60 calendar day
extension of time.
authorized condemnation
of a strip of land needed for an
easement.
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Winning Lottery
Numbers

MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
.* the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
9-8-7
Play 4
2-3-8-1
Fantasy 5
33-25-28-21-31


Relief
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ments and emergency/transition
housing.
The third item to be discussed
at the public hearing is the Feder-
al Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) hazard mitiga-
tion grant program.
This program provides match-
ing funds for such projects as
replacement/repair of public
facilities, construction of
stormwater facilities to prevent
future flooding and buyout of
owner-occupied homes that
have been severely damaged and
reconstruction on the same site
would not be cost effective. Eligi-
bility for funding under this pro-
gram includes a requirement that
the cost of the project must not
exceed the cost of the
benefits/savings.
The regular meeting is sched-
uled to start with a 9 a.m. public
hearing on a budget amendment.
Commissioners will consider
approving a resolution to adjust
the budget. The adjustment will
address purchase orders and cash
balances carried over from the
old fiscal year, unanticipated
grants and donations to Senior
Services and transfer of $179,800
from the Landfill Enterprise Fund
to the CDBG fund for construction
of two homes in Douglas Park.
This amendment would result in
an increase of $4,499,250 to the
current fiscal year's budget.
In another budget-related mat-
ter, commissioners will look at a
resolution amending the budget


to reflect unanticipated revenue
from the HOME Again. Disaster
Relief funding.
In two storm related items,
commissioners will consider an
engineering service for disaster
grants and award a contract for a
consultant to plan, apply, imple-
ment and administer CDBG,
FEMA and other grants.
.Commissioners will consider
five requests for changes in zon-
ing,.as ,ell as final plat approval
to River Oak Grove subdivision
that is located southeast of the
intersection of S:R. 70 W and S.W
144th Parkway.
The board will consider three
SHIP related items. They will
review two applications for home
rehabilitation under the SHIP pro-
gram and a request to increase
the SHIP assistance limit from
$95,000 to $130,000.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
proclaim Feb. 20-26 to be
National Engineer's Week;
issue a proclamation
encouraging residents to set goals
to improve their health and well-
ness;
approve a change order to
David A. Brooks in the amount f
$84,659 for work on the new
courthouse;
transfer $15,451.83 from
general fund contingencies to
out-of-county hospital expenses
for indigent medical care at Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center;
award a bid for the airboat
fueling site at the airport; and,
purchase one truck for the
county extension office and two
trucks for road maintenance.


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Obituaries

Audrey Ackley
Graves Arnado
Audrey Ackley Graves Arnado,
age 72, of Okeechobee, died Sun-
day, Feb. 6,2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. She was born Jan. 8, 1933, in
Newbury, Vt. Mrs. Arnado had
been a winter resident since 1994
and a permanent resident of Lake-
port for oneyear. She was a mem-
ber of the Grace Congregational
Church in Rutland, Vt. She was a
hospital volunteer in Rutland and a
member of the Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, George L. Graves;
parents, Clyde Ackley, Sr. and Guila
Ackley; and, brothers, Myron E.
Ackley and C, Russell Ackley, Jr.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 25 years, Ben T. Arna-
do of Lakeport; sons, Paul A.
Graves of Berlin, Vt. and Daniel L.
Graves of Rutland, Vt.; daughters,
Judith L. Graves of Shirley, Mass.
and Naomi Arnado of Goffstown,
N.H.; stepsons, John S. Arnado of
Dumfries, Va. and Paul E. Arnado
of Rutland, Vt.; one granddaughter,
Kimberly Graves of Rutland, Vt.;
several step grandchildren;, broth-
er, William W. Ackley of Rutland,
Vt.; and sisters, Norma R. Ferguson
of Pink Hills, N.C. and Carlene A.
Davis of.North Clarendon, Vt.; and,
numerous nieces and nephews.
Local memorial services will be
at a later date.
Visitation is scheduled for Fri-
day, Feb. 11, at the Aldous Funeral
Chapel, 44 North Main Street, Rut-
land, Vt., from 2 until 4 p.m. and
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at the
Grace Congregational Church in
Rutland, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 12,
at 1 p.m. Final interment will be in
St. Joseph's Cemetery in Rutland.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Elder Hayward (Father
Mack) McQueen, Sr.
Elder Hayward (Father Mack)
McQueen, Sr., age 80, of Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005
at his residence. He was born Aug.
31, 1924 in White Springs. Mr.
McQueen had been a lifetime resi-
dent of Okeechobee. He was the
pastor of Benjamin Davis Temple
Church of God in Christ in Sebring.
He was preceded in death by:
'his parents; Will and Mattie Henry
Smith; wife of 58 years, Mabel E.
McQueen; children, Yvonne,
Sandy, Lonnie, Patricia and Robert;
and, brothers, Benjamin and
Robert Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memo-
ries: seven sons, Perry (Maria) of
Fort Lauderdale, Hayward, Jr. of
Miami, Lawrence (Zelda) of Okee-
chobee, Kenneth of Yazoo, Miss.,
Terry (Actavis) of Fort Pierce,
Henry of Fayetteville, N.C. and Dar-
ius. of Germany; 13 daughters,
Esther and Scottina of Ft. Laud-
erdale, Francine (James), Jeannie
(Freddie), Vanesha (Bruce);
Valentina, Cynthia and Farechia, all
of Okeechobee, Fabia (Spencer) of
Sebring, Brenda (Dan) of Ft.
Pierce, Priscilla (Gregory) of
Kankakee, Ill., Tasha (Jimmy) of
Indiantown, Louvella of
Gainesville; daughter-in-law, Jackie
Jones of Columbus, Ga.; brother,
Ben (Mary) of Sarasota; sisters,
Malinda of Okeechobee and Beat-
rice of New York; five sisters-in-law;
four brothers-in-law; adopted
sons, David (Charlene) and Ver-
non; adopted daughter, Sherion of
Alabama; two godsons, Leon and
Frank (Amanda); 120, grandchil-
dren; 47 great-grandchildren, a
host of loving nieces, nephews,
cousins; and, other family mem-
bers.
Visitation is scheduled at the
Benjamin Davis Temple Church of
God in Christ in Sebring on Friday,
Feb. 11, from 4:30 until tribute serv-
ice time at 6:30 p.m. Eider Willie C.
Olds will officiate. Additional visita-
tion will be Saturday, Feb. 12, at the
First Baptist Church, 401, S.W.
Fourth Street in Okeechobee from
9 until funeral service time at 11
a.m. Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Seminole hosts Parent Night


A Seminole SAC meeting will
be held on Feb. 15, at 4 p.m., in
the Media Center. The public is
invited to attend. Feb. 15, is also
progress report day! The school
year is really flying by!
Parents of kindergarteners
need to mark their calendars.
The Kindergarten Parent Night
will be held on Feb. 17, at 6:30
p.m. We look forward to seeing,
you there.

Kindergarten
The Kindergarten students
enjoyed reading about, writing
about, and eating bugs for Litera-
cy Day-Bugs, Bugs, Bugs. Mrs.
Blair's students made delicious
earthworms using graham crack-
ers, peanut butter, green colored
coconut for grass and gummy
worms for the worms. Mrs.
Peterson's students have made
lots of bugs-ladybugs, caterpil-
lars, butterflies, bees, and ants.
For Literacy Day they read about
Anansi the spider and made spi-
ders. Ms. Leinonen's students
discussed and drew the life cycle
of a ladybug. Mrs. Brown's stu-
dents made butterflies with
bananas, cookies, apples, and
raisins. Then they ate them! Mrs.
Johnson's students enjoyed the
book, "The Honeybee and the
Robber". They discussed ani-
mals that are insects and those
that are not. Mrs. Jordan's stu-
dents learned a song aboutthe


body parts of an insect and
labeled them. Ms. Themm's stu-
dents read "The Very Hungry
Caterpillar" and acted it
out with a puppet
and book pages.
Mrs. Blair's
students of the
week for January
are Jose Aguirre, Jer-
maine Bennett, and Jason Clark.
Her character counts representa-
tive for respect is Adriana Reque-
na. 'The character count repre-
sentative for respect in Ms.
Themm's room is Ethan Girffis.
In Mrs. Jordan's class the stu-
dents of the week for January
have been Alyssa Damron,
Jenessa Smith, LaQuavius
Williams, and Ezequiel Serrano.
The character counts representa-
tive for respect is Ezequiel Serra-
no. In Ms. Leinonen's class the
character counts representative
for respect is Colby Thomas. The
student of the week is Sky Druck-
enbrod. Mrs. Peterson's class
wants to welcome.a new stu-
dent, Anthony Mandujano to our
class. The student of the week is
Victoria Vaughn.
First Grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class have been learning about
very cold places. Through their
explorations of Antarctica they
studied penguins and with the
book of the week "Sunset of'the


Divas attend coronation
On Jan. 28, the Foxy Divas traveled to the Elk's Club in
Lake Placid for a formal coronation and luncheon, pre-
sented by The Purple Debutante's of Lake Placid. Sever-
al area Red Hat chapters were represented. Officiating at
the oath and crowning of the queens was her Royal High-
ness Kathy High of the Purple Debutantes. Her, Royal
Highness Queen Mother Mari Walters of the Foxy Divas
recited the oath and received her crown with the assis-
tance of Vice Queen Mother Marilyn Hadley. Those
attending were: (back row, left to right): Mary Skjordal,
Gloria Caldwell, Dorothy Anderson, Joy Morley, Queen
Mother Mari Walthers, Vice Mother Marilyn Hadley, Lela
West and Betty Head; (front row, left to right): Joan Bar-
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Sabertooth" they learned about
animals that lived in the Ice Age.
The class voted on the name of
Snowy for their class penguin
and each student is looking for-
ward to taking him home for the
day. In math they are completing
a chapter on basic facts and will
follow with geometry. Our Janu-
ary birthday students were CW
Ortiz and Ulyses Reyes. Congrat-
ulations to our Students of the
Week Osiel Brito and Donovan
Osceola.
Mrs. Gruca's class has been
learning about matter and ener-
gy in science. We have been
experimenting with solids, liq-
uids, and things that sink and
float. Our reading class has been
learning about frogs and doing
your best. Next week we will be
reading about fish. Our reading
class will bring home brown
envelope books beginning next
week to read at home. Please
keep reading at home and prac-
ticing sight words.
Second Grade
Congratulations to Rachel
Peterson and Elizabeth Diaz for
being Students of the Week in
Mrs. McClanahan's class. Eliza-
beth loves Art and Rachel loves
math. Our class has been work-
ing on an insect display for Liter-
acy Day. The students have been
using reference books to write
facts about the insects they
chose. Large diagrams plus the
facts gathered will be displayed.
Parents, please ask your child to
tell you about it. In math we are
starting ,to count money: Any
loose coins you have in your
pocket each night could be
counted starting with the great-
est coin. This would be great
practice. Make sure your child is
reading at least twenty minutes
each night.


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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question about
public issues. You are not required to leave your name. While we,
want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness. To speak out
call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Deficit
"Well, I see where George W. wants to cut several things like
Amtrak and other things that service the people, instead of the rich
that fly and the other stuff. Let's just hope he cuts off Cheney. That
would almost raise enough to pay the off deficit."

Fish
"I would like to ask the Okeechobee News about all the people
that come down here and fish everyday, what do they do with all
that fish? These people have freezers full of them. What are they
trying to do, fish the lake dry? When they're up home they go don't
fishing every day. Is there anything we can say or do about it? I
hope so." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. That's a hard question
to answer, because all we can do is speculate. About the only thing
that can be done to make sure anglers adhere to state fishing laws
is to have more Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) officers. These officers would need to check every
boat, as well as travel trailers and RVs as they leave the state. But
that simply isn't possible, since it would take too many. As for how
many fish visiting anglers can take home, they are allowed a two-
day possession limit, per license. In other words, if a husband and
wife each had a valid fishing license, they would be able to legally
take a total of 100 specks home with them. The limit is 25 per day,
per license. For panfish, the limit is 50 per day. The limit for bass is
five per day, except Lake Istokpoga which has a three-fish limit.)

Signs
"The elections were back in November, why don't they take
their signs down? We don't need to see them."

Spider
"I read the article in the paper about the spider. It doesn't give
the size of the spider. Is the brown recluse a small spider or a big
spider? The picture makes it look as large as a daddy longlegs spi-
der. Please clarify this for me thank you." (Editor's Note: Thanks
for calling. The brown recluse is a relatively small spider. Including
its legs, it's about the size of a quarter.)




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Letter to the Editor


True love
The world has designated the
month of February as the "Love
Month". This is the time when
they celebrate Valentine's Day.
Couples will buy their mates
candy and flowers for the occa-
sion.
It is good to express love
every day of the year, but does
the world know what true love
really is? If they have never met
the man of Galilee, they have not
known agape love. God is love!
Churches once sang a song
titled, "If That Isn't Love!" It con-
tained these words: "He left the
splendor of heaven, knowing his
destiny, on the lonely hill of Gol-
gotha, to lay down his life for
me."
Now, if that isn't love then the
ocean is dry; there are no stars in
the sky; and, the sparrow can't
fly. If that isn't love, then heav-
en's a myth. There's no feeling
like this. If that isn't love? Indeed!
For God of the universe to take
on a human body and be born of
man; to live the life of a com-
moner; be ridiculed; spat upon;
and finally be nailed to a cross
and die for a creation that
mocked and hated him, is
beyond human comprehension.
Even today, some continue to
crucify him by their refection of
his salvation. They are saying,
"We don't care that you died for
us, leave us alone in our filth and
sin!" What they think is just
denial; is yet another trial, and


they crucify the, savior once
again.
Most today would not accept
him anymore than they did over
2,000 years ago. When we fail to
heed his instructions or follow
his spirit's leading, we are telling
the lord: "Away ittfyOu, don't
be bothering us today."
Oh, how we mast grieve the
Lord at times!
We find it hard to forgive oth-
ers sometimes when they hurt us
- we want them to prove them-
selves to us. What if God was like
that? What if he required of us
that which we expect from oth-
ers? Instead, his gift of eternal life
is ours for the asking, he already
paid for it in blood.
Love is not a queasy feeling in
the pit of the stomach. It is not a
present of diamonds or choco-
lates. It is not a beautifully drawn
card of hearts and cupids.
It is an old rugged cross on a
hill called Mount Calvary. It is a
man who was first the god of
heaven, who looked way beyond
our faults and saw our needs.
Love is a man called, Jesus
Christ. This king of all kings loves
us so much that he said we could
even be called by his name. He
said that we could live with him
for all eternity -- that we would
never be sick or alone again,
once we get to his kingdom.
A man would have to totally
insane to miss all that.
Rosemary Duvall


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Looking Back ...
This is a 1921 picture of the West Palm Beach Canal looking toward Lake Okeechobee. This photo was taken in Sep-
tember of that year.


Upcoming Events

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 Hospi-
tal in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the Ameri-
can 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 Hospital
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 His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing 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 fellowship
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 Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Fat
Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For informa-
tion, 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. are also available at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center located at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at
471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will be an
open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office o n U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join us. Topics-of
education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues;
domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educa-
tional materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It wilJI be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins will end Friday, Feb. 11. The
book price for the spring sale will be $40. The final yearbook sale will
take place in the days following the Yearbook Jam, while supplies
last. The book price for this final sale is $45. Only students who have
pre-purchased a yearbook in October and February will be excused
from class and permitted to attend the yearbook jam (during sev-
enth 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 pur-
chase yearbooks Online at www. buyayearbook.com, or through
the Yearbook Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These forms of pay-
ment will be accessible during the October sales weeks.

Legion free fair now under way
The American Legion Post #64 free fair is going on until Feb. 13.
Feb. 9 is children's day. For information, call (863) 763-2950.

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.

Bluegrass festival aids tsunami victims
The second annual Indian Mound Bluegrass Festival will be held
at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. Feb. 10-13. Proceeds
from the event will go to victims of the tsunami. For information, call
(863) 467-4677.
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.

Fish farming is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb.
12, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Megan Davis,
Ph.D. division director; Kenneth Riley, director of aquaculture edu-
cation at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. Aquacul-
ture Division. The topic will be fish farming and research. For infor-
mation, contact Megan Davis (772) 465-2400, ext. 298; or, Ken Riley
at ext. 464.

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

Church hosting Appreciation Day
The third annual Northern Friends Appreciation Day will be held
Sunday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Treasure Island Baptist Church. The
Parker Trio from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert as a part of the
morning worship service followed by dinner-on-the-grounds.
Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

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 pre-reg-
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.

Seminole School Advisory to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Feb.15, at 4 p.m. in the media' center. The public is invited
to attend.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, et IS de febrero, 2005 a las 4 p.m.,
van a juntar en el bibtioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de asi-
stir.


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Feb. 1
12 and Under:
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14 and Under:
Lefebvre Accident Team
Hawks 49, Bronco & Marvin Son-
ics 40
Feb. 2
10 and Under:
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Connemara Ponies Spurs 2 7
Feb. 5
12 and Under:
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Homer Nationwide Magic 19;
Wal-MartHornets 41, Vinyl Signs
& Images Lakers 32.
14 and Under:
Bronco & Marvin Sonics 42,


Eddie Accardi Dodge Mavericks
37
10 and Under:
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nemara Ponies Spurs 19
Big Lake Gazette Heat 34, Big
Lake Roofing Wizards 10


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Restaurant Supplies
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Janitorial Supplies
juices & Drink Mixes


OCRA sign ups,
are under way
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will hold their baseball
and softball sign-ups Feb. 12 and
19 from 9a.m. until 3 p.m. at Teen
Town.
Feb. 19 will be the last day for
sign-ups. Anyone signing up after
that date will be placed on a wait-
ing list.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League ages
for the 2005 season are: baseball:
Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years old; rookie
- 7 and 8 years old; AAA- 9 and 10
years old; Majors- 11 and 1!2 years
old; and, Dixie Boys 13 and 14
years old. Softball: Darlings 7
and 8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10
years old; Ponytails- 11 and 12
years old; Belles- 13, 14 and 15
years old; and Debs -18 and
under. The official playing age of
all children will be determined by
their age on July 31, 2005, for
baseball and May 31, 2005, for
softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the first
child, $55 for the second child and
$50 for every child after that in the
same household.
To sponsor a team, purchase a
banner, or volunteer to help con-
tact 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.


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


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KOA residents to stage musical show


Local KOA residents are dig-
ging out sewing machines and
shining up dance shoes as they
prepare for another of their great
musical extravaganzas.
In the past the campground
snowbirds and residents have
brought the community such
favorites as "Oklachobeen" and
"A Walk through Memory Lane".
This year's production is titled
"Singin' and Swingin' Thru the
Calendar."
Shows will be held in the KOA
Convention Center on Thursday
through Saturday, Feb. 24, 25
and 26. Performances will start
at 7 p.m. each evening.
As the name implies, each
act, or group of acts, will repre-
sent a particular month of the
year. There will be soloists, trios
and a chorus of over 30 mem-
bers belting out familiar tunes


you've loved since you were a
child.
The Happy Hoofers will be,
. tapping across the stage once
more, and there are several com-
edy skits planned.
Members of the campground'
watercolor class are painting
backdrops, and the local Red
Hat chapter, the Okeechobee
Chicks, will be performing.
Over 100 people from the
U.S., Canada and the United
Kingdom spend their afternoons
playing piano, going over lines,
strutting with a top hat and
doing the many tasks that must
be completed to make this pro-
duction a fun evening.
The first show, done in the
spring of 1995 was so successful,
the players were encouraged to
repeat. their efforts two years
later in a brand new production.


Residents of Okeechobee
have been wonderful in their
support of the fledgling group
trying to raise money to give chil-
dren with cancer the opportunity
to spend a normal week at sum-
mer camp.
Since their initial perform-
ance, the KOA performers, crew
and local supporters have raised
over $25,000 putting out a new
production every other year.
They're hoping this will be their
finest yet.
Tickets are priced at $6 when
purchased in advance from the
KOA front office, located at 4276
U.S. 441 S., and $7 at the door on
the night of the performance.
Various churches throughout
town also have volunteers sell-
ing tickets.
For information, call (863)
357-0224.


Lakeport to host Sour Orange Festival


LAKEPORT The Sour
Orange Festival to be held in
Lakeport on Saturday, Feb. 12,
- is featuring new and excit-
ing entertainment this year that
is bound to be a big crowd
pleaser.
The American Concert Band
Organ plays "the happiest
music on earth" and has been
a show stopper at other Florida
festivals such as the 100th
Anniversary of Estero, the
Octoberfest at Pine Island,
LaBelle's Fourth of July and the
Ringling Bros. Circus in Tampa.
This European style calliope
plays 600 musical selections
that include sounds of march-
ing bands, orchestras, show
tunes, pop and country music.
The traveling band organ is
owned by Banana Bay Tour


Company of LaBelle. The
organ is very ornate and fea-
tures hand carvings, hand
painted scenery, masterpiece
cabinetry and is gold and silver
leafed.
The organ with stage, trailer
and tent is 40 feet long, 8 feet
wide and has hundreds of mov-
ing parts. Audiences are mes-
merized watching the moving
figurines, which play the bells
as the drums play and move in
rhythm as the wooden conduc-
tor keeps the beat and the xylo-
phone chimes in.
Its endless array of hand-
made wooden pipes has an
unbelievable sound, which in
turn draws large crowds clap-
ping and dancing to its musical
expressions.
The festival this year will


also feature The Gator Band,
one of South Florida's most
popular country bands playing
the hottest country music.
There is a $3 admission fee
into the festival grounds locat-
ed at the Lakeport Community
Center. Follow the signs when
you get to Lakeport, which is
located on the northwest rim of
Lake Okeechobee on S.R. 78.
The festival starts at 10 a.m.
and concludes around 3 p.m.
There is plenty of barbecued
food and desserts available, as
well as arts and crafts, the sour
orange cook-off and auction,
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Local sorority will honor Valentine queens at dance


The Okeechobee County
Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will
honor their Valentine queens at
a dinner and dance at the Elks
Lodge, S.R. 70 E., on Feb. 12.
Beta Sigma Phi is an interna-
tional, cultural and charitable
organization. Individual chap-
ters enjoy educational programs
and raise money for local caus-
es. Each year the chapters
choose one of their members to
honor as their Valentine queen.
Chapter queens and their
escorts are the guests of honor
at the annual Valentine dance.
This year's queens:


Omega Beta -
Tracy Sins
(photo not provided)
Tracy is married to Glen; has
two children, Hunter and Lauren;
and, has lived in Okeechobee for
11years.
Tracy has a BS Degree from
Florida State and a Master's Degree
from Palm Beach Atlantic College.
She is a guidance counselor at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus.
Tracy has been an Omega Beta
for three years and has served as
vice president and corresponding
secretary.
She coaches recreational soc-
cer, works in the nursery at church


and is actively involved in sorority
activities.

Theta Omicron -
Lillian Vickers
Lillian is married to Amon; has
two sons, Larry Reinhard, Jr. and
Robert Reinhard; and has four
grandchildren.
Lillian has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1973.
Lillian graduated from Palm
Beach High School, attended IRCC
and graduated from LSU School of
Banking of the South. She is retired
from Barnett Bank as a senior vice
president after 25 years of service.
She was the first manager of the


Legion Free Fair will end
The American Legion Post Kid's Dessert winning entry will receive a prize
#64 will be hosting the 49th of $50.
annual American Legion Post Contest
4 .'Feb.313. _- ........MiVs American


The week's contest and enter-
tainment schedule is:

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7 p.m. talent contest. There
will be two categories ages: zero'
to 7 and 8- 15. Entry deadline is 7
p.m. no exceptions.

Thursday, Feb. 10
8 p.m. talent contest for ages
16 through adult. Entry deadline
is 7 p.m. no exceptions.
Friday, Feb. 11
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winners announced.
8 p.m. baking contest judg-
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deadline is 7:30 p.m.
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sen from adult entries through-
out the week.
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test will receive $50 cash. Occu-
pied booths will receive extra
points during judging. Be cre-
ative and original.
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day through Thursday, 5 until 9
p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 5
until 10 p.m.


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through high school-aged stu-
dents are eligible to enter. The


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the Commercial and Consumer
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been president,
vice president /i
and secretary.
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several com-
mittees and enjoys working on
community events.
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the American Business Women's
Association, holding several offices
and was named that association's


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Alpha Beta Chi -
Shirley Howie
Shirley is married to Jerry, has
one son, Justin, and a stepson,
Gary.
She moved to Okeechobee in
2001 from Alabama.
She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in
education and'taught high school


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Tickets on sale for OCT production


Library to explore folk art


Advance reserved seat tick-
ets go on sale this week for the
spring production of "Over the
River and Through the Woods",
to be presented in March by the
Okeechobee Community The-
atre (OCT).
Performances are set for Fri-
day and Saturday nights, March
4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. in the
theatre located on the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus on
'Southwest Second Avenue at
Seventh Street.
Tickets are $10' each, and are
available beginning Friday, Feb.
11, at the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce.
The heartwarming comedy
involves a young New York
businessman who manages to
maintain his family ties, even
after his parents move to Flori-
da, by having Sunday dinner
with both sets of grandparents
in New Jersey each Sunday.
When he receives an offer of a
dream job in Seattle, he is
unsure how the grandparents
will react to the news that he
will be leaving.


To prevent that from hap-
pening, the elder family mem-
bers conspire to pull out the
heavy artillery in the form of a
beautiful and charming young
lady. They are convinced that he
will fall madly in love with. her
and decide to stay.
Just when the play appears
to be heading toward a pre-
dictable conclusion, it takes a
surprising turn that tugs at the
heartstrings.
The play is by Joseph DiPi-
etro, the playwright responsible
for the smash Broadway musi-
cal, "I Love You, You're Perfect,
Now Change".
It represents a return to the
old-fashioned family comedy for
which the Okeechobee Com-
munity Theatre is best known.
The ensemble cast includes sev-
eral veteran performers, as well
as some relative newcomers to
the OCT stage.
Kevin Lute stars as the young
marketing executive around
whom the plot revolves.
His grandparents are played
by Rahl Wilkinson, Shirley Bush,


Mike Zierden and Joanie Moffat.
Sherry McKay appears as the
young lady the family hopes to
use to keep him from moving
away.
The Okeechobee Communi-
ty Theatre is now in its 26th year
of producing Broadway-style
comedies, dramas and musicals
to Okeechobee audiences.
It is an all-volunteer organi-
zation made up of talented local
residents who act, construct
sets, create costumes and
props, work backstage and
serve as ushers and hosts to
audience members on per-
formance nights.
There is always room for
new members who are inter-
ested in any or all of these
facets of theatre.
For information on this
show or on the Okeechobee
Community itself, call Ron or
Jacque Hayes, at (863) 763-
1307.
The OCT is a member of the
American Association of Com-
munity Theatre, and the Florida
Theatre Conference.


Exploring Florida's Folk Art at
the Okeechobee County Library
The Okee- i i
chobee County
Public Library,
206 S.W. 16th r -
St., will host a .
special pro- "' -
gram by Dr.
Kristin Cong- N&
don on Flori-
da's folk art.
The pro- Dr. Kristin
gram will begin Congdon
at 7 p.m.
Dr. Cong-
don is a professor of film and pho-
tography and director of the Uni-
versity of Central Florida's Heritage
Center in the School of Film and
Digital Media.
The program, entitled "Explor-
ing Florida's Folk Art: A Multiplicity
of Creative Expression." is being
presented free of charge to the
public through a mini-grant from
the Florida Humanities Council.
Florida has an extraordinarily
rich variety of creative expression
that is deeply rooted in traditional
values and practices. Dr. Congdon


will discuss and show examples of
the work of numerous Florida
artists ranging from Stanley Papio
and Bill O'Keefe's welded sculp-
tures made from scrap metal, to
the sermonizing paintings of Ruby
Williams and Missionary Mary
Proctor.
The program will tell about
Ginger LaVoie's Polynesian quilt-
ing, Nicario Jimenez's Peruvian
retablos, Cardell Evan's car-hood
masks, and the Highwaymen's,
engaging Florida landscapes.
The program will explain how
religion, occupation, recreation


and geography influenced the cre-
ative spirit of the residents in the
Sunshine State.
-In addition, paintings by local
artist Egretta Wells will be on dis-
play in the auditorium before and
after the program and on Saturday
morning.
If you have an example of Flori-
da folk art that you would like oth-
ers to see, you may bring it with
you to the program so that others
may enjoy it as well.
Refreshments will be provided
by the Fine Arts Club of Okee-
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Weddings


Jamie Dummett
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Daniel Dummett of Dixon, Ill.,
and Alix Bonnette of Jupiter are
proud to announce the engage-
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Danielle Dummett to Chad Fred-
erick Edwards of Palm Beach Gar-
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The prospective groom is the
son of Randy Edwards of Okee-
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of Jupiter.
The wedding is planned for
April 30, 2005, at the Bonnette's
Hunt Club Lodge in Palm Beach
Gardens.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Palm Beach Gar-
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Sgt. Dennis Wayne Williams
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Kathleen Williams
Cameron Dayle
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McLemore Williams of Fort
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the birth of their son Cameron
Dayle Williams.
He was born Jan. 3, 2005, at
St. Lucie Medical Center. He
weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces
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His maternal grandparents
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McLemore.
His paternal grandparents
are Dennis and Brenda
Williams.
His father is serving in
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Linda Konen
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The lives of Carl L. Leonard and
Linda Lee Konen, both of Okee-
chobee, were joined in a quaint
1896 red brick courthouse on the
square of Forsyth, Ga,. on Dec. 30
2004, at 4 p.m.
Bill and Jeannie Little of Peach
Tree City, Ga., were in attendance.
They are Linda's sister and broth-
er-in-law, and friends of Carl's for
over 40 years. Afterwards, the four
went to a cafe with a Napa Valley
ambiance for a gourmet dinner.
The couple danced to Linda's
choice of song "At Last" by Etta
James and the couple's song
"Keeper of. the Stars" by Tracy
Byrd.
The pair then retreated to a
romantic, modernized five-star
plantation resort, Henderson Vil-
lage just south of Perry, Ga. They
had four beautiful days in an 1838
cabin with every modern conven-
ience overlooking 18 acres of
hunting preserve and 23 Victorian
guest homes.
The Langston House is a two
story, white pillared restaurant on
the grounds, with a 50-person sun-
room or private rooms for dining.
Carl and Linda will continue to
reside in Okeechobee, while
Linda's parents, Howell (Pappy)
and Elizabeth Worsham and Aunt
Sissy Barker live in Palm Beach
Gardens.
Carl's brother Monk and his
wife Sandy live in West Palm
Beach with their three sons and
many grandchildren.
Carl and Linda are hopeful oth-
ers will find the love, joy and hap-
piness they have found.

Katrina Vinson
and Robert Cook
Rickey and Sharon Vinson are
proud to announce the wedding of
their daughter Katrina Beth Vinson
to Robert Taylor Cook.
The groom is the son of John
and Jayne Cook
The wedding took place on
Nov. 6, 2004, at the First Baptist
Church and was officiated by
David Shaw of Deland.
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Jennifer Robbins and Chad
Johnson of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Chelsea Nicole
Johnson.
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St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St.
Lucie. She weighed 6 pounds, 4
ounces and was 18.25 inches
long.
Her maternal grandparents are
Brenda and 'Richard Butts of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Sandy and Deroy Arnold and
Johnny Ray Johnson.
Great-grandparents are
Delaine and Pete Smith of Okee-
chobee, Betty and Alfred Nor-
man, Diane Johnson, Curtis and
Vena Arnold.

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to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 4,
through Thursday, Feb. 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Hide and Seek" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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 Ill "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

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

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused; neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as. two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are needed
in St. Lucie,, Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee counties. Call
the Guardian Ad Litem program
at (772) 785-5804, for more infor-
mation and an application. Just
ti\o hours iFvyour' time each
week-will make a difference.. in
the lives of these children.

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


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

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, ,enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
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NW 144 trail follow
signs to River Acers.


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50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)810-3031.


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


AWC Carriers, Inc hiring
drivers. Van, Flatbed,
Lease Purchase, 0/0 &
Company. CDL-A 2 yr
OTR. No Hazmat. Non-'
force Disp. Call Mike
(888)498-8555,
(334)692-5090
www.awc-carriers.com.
Your next lob could be In
today's classifleds. Did
you look for it?


Assistant Manager
FT/PT Sales
Hibbett Sports,
a full line sporting goods
store, is hiring
in Okeechobee.
Apply @
2105 South Parrott Ave.
suite 103,0keechobee,
Fl 34972
Hibbett Sports conducts
drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
BAR TENDER: F/T
Experience Preferred,
But Will Train Right Person.
Competitive Pay.
Call (863)467-2882
Ask For Ray.
BOOKKEEPER HELPER
Okeechobee Asphalt &
Concret. Duties include
(but are not limited to)
Answer phones, Data Entry
& Other Clerical Duties.
Apply in person @
503 NW 9th St.

BUSINESS MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee
Asphalt & Concrete.
Competitive Salary &
Benefits. Apply in person
@ 503 NW 9th St.
CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
8663-0518
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Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

DRIVER Must have CDL
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Apply In Person To:
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To receive an application packet
contact Lane Gamiotea,
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55 SE 3rd Ave. Okeechobee, FL. 34974,
(863)763-3372 ext.215 or
via email gamiotea@cityofodeechobee.com
Applications are subject to Florida's Public
Records Law. Successful candidates are
required to pass a pre employment substance
screening/physical.
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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



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1646 Hwy. 441 North


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iers, fuel attendants and
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Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
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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.

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

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Employment
Full Time


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


Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410

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

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ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Laborers lor upcomirq local
proleci EOE-M.F,OFVWP
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
(954)321-0621.

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.

SALES POSITION Full Time
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record. salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
Okeechobee. 8am-3pm.
SALES POSITION Full Time
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record. salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
'Okeechobee. 8am-3om.
Screen Enclosure
installer needed shop
help/assemblers
measure & lay out
man for pool screens
trainee positions. Pio-
Sneer screen Stuart Fl
1-800- 233-9197

SERVERS: Exp'd only need
apply, in person after 11am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
Transport Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class A
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.


TRUCK DRIVER WANTED
Clean driving record
required. (772)260-4512.
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheckl
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
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(800)242-0363 Ext.
3800.

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,
PLEASEl DFWP/EOE


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We are recruiting
individuals to deliver
h phone books in
the following
communities:

Jupiter,
Fort Pierce,
Port St. Lucie
Jensen Beach
Okeechobee
Stuart,

Temporary Positions
Must have a valid
drivers license,
insured, dependable
auto and be 18
years of age or
older.
1-800-373-3280
Monday Friday
7:30am-5:30pm CST

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Equal
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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

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START TODAY Travel USA.
Openings for 20-25 guys
or gals to work & travel en-
tire USA. Must be 18+. 2
weeks training. Fun!
(877)222-5589.

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

Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


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Very Nice. $50.
(937)215-0307

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


BUILDING SALEM "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

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


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OWN BUSINESS? NOT
SURE HOW TO GET
STARTED? Start Up Power
is the ultimate AT HOME
business course to assist
you in becoming an expert
entrepreneur in JUST
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business and need to save
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FREE 20 minute evalua-
tion.

New Concept, Cash Cow,

Unique Distributorship,
Hershey's, Nestle, Tic Tac,
Mylanta, Advil, Tylenol,
Excedrin, Most versatile
equipment, 15K required
Ain# B02480 Call
(954)458-6711.


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CASH NOW $ ProgramFL
Company offers best cash
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Cash Loans up to
$1000.00. No Credit
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checking account within
24 hrs. Employment Req.
Go to
www.paychecktoday.com
or call (888)35)-3722.

Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.


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YOU NEED FOR A BUSI-
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UP ANY EQUITY AND
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VESTORS PRINCIPAL IN-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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


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Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




ACCIDENT VICTIM IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-.
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
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DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes. govt.
ees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580)
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Eauipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,'Lights 640
Luggage 6453
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/,Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toes & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 1/
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITIONER good
cond. commercial w/heat
good bargain $500
(863)467-5585
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31 /
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. '(863)763-
4365.
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391


HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
* finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413
SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on-
front. $400 86363-4982'
SCHOOL DESK, AntiquSe
oak, with swivel chair,
60x34, 6 drawers, $800.
(863)467-4047
STEAMER TRUNK, Antique,
great shape, has minor
water damage, $50.
(863)467-7999 Iv msg.
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


BLENDER Food Proc. juicer,
rinder All-N-1 Ex. Blades
68 (863)763-8149
*-** **** **
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
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
WASHER Maytag good
cond.
$75 (863)357-2040
L 1** *K *


GIRLS 10 SPEED BIKE


#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.


FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

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


MENS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

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





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




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

DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
(239)464-3260.
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, S700.
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.
(863)447-Q965
"Brass Headboard, Toddler
" Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
-(863)946-6660
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
CHEST OF DRAWERS
white w/mirror $75
(863)357-5754

CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good, condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
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.
MATrRESS- 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
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

RECLINERS (2) blue La-Z-y
Boy & 1 sleeper sofa blue
& white $200
(863)467-7213
ROLLAWAY BED
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
(863)467-2315
SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.


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



AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
210", & 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


Remington 700 ADL SYN
7mm Rem Mag NIB $375
(863)946-1105




BENCH PRESS
W/110 pound weights
$40
(863)467-8915 *
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751



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

Medca Item a I
NEW ELECTRIC WHEEL-
CHAIRS & Diabetic Sup-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
fold-up. Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.



CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056. "
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
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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work Director at
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13ip, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.






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



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

Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$250(863)467-1110
SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(8"63)635-4690.
SPOOL COFFEE TABLE
Lrg. coin made $35
(863)357-5754




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.


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SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-"
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hx1l8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.
TOW BAR Blue Ox Adenta
class ID 10,000 Ibs. 2" re-
clever $300 or best offer
(863)467-7017



MOP-VAC Dirt devil new in
box, Great item & easy to
use $45 (863)675-0149



PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
e '.",'.? ark
Call 863-t/O.' 5553



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



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 305
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 320
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 530
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 8-55
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants'
Flowers 835


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





LOOKING
"4 JTO BUY
COWS
400"863-673-1491


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

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


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


STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 4V2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.



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


GRILL, Gas w/2 extra
tanks. $125 863-357-2757



JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.


Rentals I



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos-
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent -30
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


SEASONAL
1/1 Park Model
Lake & golf access
763-7623





OAK LAKE VILLA'S
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo. + 1st. & last.
(863)763-2838


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


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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale I 1u ',
Commercial
Property Sale 10 u
Condos-
Townhouses Sale 1i'5
Farms Sale 10120
Houses Sale 10'25
Hunting Property I1,30
Investment
Property Sale 10tFS
Land Sale 1040
Lots H Sale 14c
Open House 1iU.,
Out of State -
Property Sale lou.'
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 106,I
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 10,"
Waterfront Property 1 0u


CBS HOME 3BR, 1BA, Car-
port, Screen/porch Lowest
priced home in town.
$125,000. 863-824-0801



ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.


HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.



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
S$20,000 per acre firm
Prequalified
(863)357-6700
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


(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
'; ';' Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger -lroker


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-,
nis, golf. Water access
from $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.


FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
299.


LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national rf-,:i :on
35,000 acre ,:r ~t,-:,n l
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Nor-
ris Lake & Golf properties
make every year special.
Starting at only $24,900-
Call Lakeside Realty
(,423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.

Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.

NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x119.


Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.


OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ utilities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.



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



Private Lake lot ap-
prox. 299'X70' Ask
for Denny (863)655-
4000

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
LOT RENTAL, Quiet, Adult
Community. Ocean & Gulf
access. 561-744-8387


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005V
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20C'1



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze! ,


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miicellaineous 30?5
Motorcycles .1.1 j
Sport Vehicles ATVs 303.


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work.& paint. $950
(863)824-6720
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

BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465

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
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421
TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp O/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trir, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
TROLING MOTOR
12/24 VOLTS
$50
(863)467-8915


JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.
'PALOMINO STAMPEDE
'01- 21' slide out, many
extras, sips 7 in comfort,
$9950. (863)610-1674.


Automobil


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

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



MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.


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



FRANKLIN '05, 32' Super-
slide C/A, W/D loaded
Smoke free no pets
$17,300. 239-699-1365
In Lakeport, 32 ft. Travel
Trailer w/lot, lake access,
$33,000. Call (239)995-
4825/822-8255
Trailer
'33, Florida room. Fully
Furnished. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4',I..'5
Autos Wanted 4010'J
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks lij?0
Construction
Equipment 4,':",
Foreign Cars 4,11
Four Wheel Drive 4-10
Heavy Duty Trucks 4l)0J'
Parts Repairs 4105
Pickup Trucks .iifO
Sport Utility 4,-I5
Tractor Trailers 40i0t
Utility Trailers 40,5
Vans 40 iJF


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633.

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


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Even if you've had credit problems in the past,
the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good' credit highway today!







Call Ray at the Wallace Credit Hotline
for your confidential pre-approval
Toll Free 1-866-217-2800


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
.w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CHRYSLER 5TH AVE, '85-
black, runs great, 108K
mi, asking '$1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.
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. $1300.
(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
mls., 5 spd., new cv axles,
30 mpg., 1 Owner. $1600
(863)357-5832
NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
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CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
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.


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


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
WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


FORD F150 90' 4WD extend
cab 4" suspension lift on
38" tires $1850 (863)634-
8023
ISUZU HOMBRE 98' (chevy
s-10) 5 spd. ac, Great gas
mi. $2500
(863)697-6812
TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.


FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
(863)357-1078.
FORD EXPLORER 98'
sport 103k mi. green XLT
$4000 or best offer
(863)634-8183


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

ENCLOSED BOX TRL.
6x10 exc. cond.
$2000
(863)357-5754
Hallmark
'04, 27' Enclosed
car hauler. 7000GVW,
$5950. (863)763-8127
UTILITY TRAILER 7x8
$300 or best offer.
(863)357-2757



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


Community Events

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Thursday,
Feb. 17, from noon until 3 p.m.; on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb.
19,.from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of
Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be held Feb. 17
starting at 8 a.m. It will be hosted by Elite Title, 1120 S. Parrott Ave.
All Chamber members and their guests are invited. For informa-
tion, (863) 824-0800.


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