<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Main: Opinion
 Main continued
 Main: Sports
 Main continued
 Main: Classifieds














Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00042
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: February 11, 2005
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:00042
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Main: Opinion
        page 4
    Main continued
        page 5
        page 6
    Main: Sports
        page 7
    Main continued
        page 8
        page 9
    Main: Classifieds
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
Full Text










Okeechobec C ews

Vol. 96 No. 42 Friday, February 11, 2005 50 Plus tax


Inside
Everglades
observes 100 days
Mrs. Bronkella, Mrs.
Smith and Ms. Raulerson's
classes are happy to have
reached the 100th day of
school. They read books cel-
ebrating the 100th day. Did
100 exercises and ate 100
pieces of party mix. All three
classes enjoyed their trip to
the Children's Museum in
Sebring. Thank you to our
entire parent volunteers for
your help. Thanks to Wal-
Mart for donating to our
classrooms.
Ms. Snyder's class says
three cheers for Kayla Yin-
gling for she is our Student of
the Week. She has been very
responsible! The class is
enjoying "Godzilla Ate My
Homework" and "Elmer".
We integrated a map lesson
and math lesson to measure
and compare how many
peanuts Elmer had from jars
A, B, and C. The boys and
girls are rewriting their ver-
sion of Elmer.
Page 3











The Lady Brahmans' dis-
trict title hunt came to an end
Wednesday evening when
they lost a 47-45 district tour-
nament squeaker to the Lady
Panthers of Fort Pierce West-
wood (4-20, 2-8).
The Lady Brahmans
ended their season with an
overall record of 9-12. Their
district record fell to 4-7 with
this loss.
The small (six player)
Lady Brahman team nearly
pulled it off. They pulled
ahead of the Lady.Panthers
in the second period and
were still ahead 34-30 with
3:23 left in the third period.
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 478
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.01 feet


Bill ()K'd to


%ine4%


limit


suits


I I. hI I f 18, 1


Free Fair: Children visit the fair


AA
a .'A
66I
~ru000


Amy Gandarilla, 5, and Skyler Gardner, 5, attended
American Legion Post #64 freb fair.


Staff photos/Maria Chandler
children's day Wednesday at the


Nichols to be

grand marshal

of local parade
By Maria Chandler minute performance oi
Okeechobee News March 12 at the Sacred Hear
Catholic Church, 701 S.V\
Country singer Joe Nichols Sixth St.
will -perform during the Morgan Renee Entertain
Speckled Perch Festival, and ment Inc. has offices in Wes
will serve as the grand mar- Palm Beach, Nashville an(
shal for the Speckled Perch San Antonio, Texas.
parade. Besides bringing Mr
Brenda.O'Connor, execu- Nichols to Okeechobee, Mr
tive director of the Okee- Carillo also brought Gartt
chobee Chamber of Corn- Brooks here when he was jus
merce, said at the Chamber's starting out.
general membership meeting Mr. Nichols, who is fron
Wednesday that the Speckled Arkansas, has had five nu'm
Perch Festival will take place ber one singles.
during the second week in Tickets for the concert wil
March. be for sale at the Okeechobei
Randy Carillo, Chamber of Commerce
president/CEO of Morgan office, and cost $25 each ir
Renee Entertainment Inc.,
said Mr. Nichols will do a 90- See Nichols- Page f



lt!oto nppr",tr


rllltrienshp for


drherr I-krne-
f -o .6. -


Children from local schools were invited to the American Legion Post #64 free fair
Wednesday for children's day.


Lake level
Last Year:
15.42 feet


(SOURCE:
Soith Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index


Classifieds .....
Comics ........
Community Events
Crossword ......
Obituaries ......


Opinion ....
Speak Out ..
Sports .....
TV ........
Weather ....


%41%4 om~orv aboutrupeir Lit%


.10-12
....9
. .10


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


. . .
. . 7
. 1 1


See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
newsblog.info
Online news & information


III 11111100 21
16510 0Q024


S- -


"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"


-







2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


News Briefs 1.S. Rep. Jim DaIls to run for governor


Fantasy
has six winners
.TALLAHASSEE Six winners
of the Fantasy 5 game will collect
$41,594.09 each, the Florida Lot-
tery said Thursday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Titusville,
Spring Hill, Hallandale, St. James
City, Cape Coral and St. Petersburg,
lottery officials reported.
The 523 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $76.50 each.
Another 14,488 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $7.50, and 126,634
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Wednes-
day night were 3-5-10-22-26.
Convicted man
gets new trial
FORT LAUDERDALE A man
sentenced to life in prison in the
deadly acid attack of a hotel man-
ager deserves a new trial because
of a flawed interrogation by
Broward County investigators, an
appeals court ruled.
The Fourth District Court of
Appeal reversed Walter Dandy's
second-degree murder conviction
in an opinion filed Wednesday.
The court said the" Miranda
warning used by the Broward
Sheriff's Office failed to indicate
that Dandy could consult a lawyer
during questioning. Several other
cases have been thrown out
because of the flawed warning and
BSO has since changed its form.
Dandy was president of the
Edge mar Condominium Associa-
tion in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
when he was charged with hiring
another man to throw sulfuric acid
on Leonard "Rudi" Honda, who
managed the neighboring
Shouter's Resort.
Honda, 62, died from burns sus-
tained in the flesh-melting acid
attack.
Girl killed
crossing road
GAINESVILLE A 15-year-old
girl was struck by a pickup truck
and killed as she crossed a busy
road to get to her bus stop, officials
said.
Kenya Wilson was crossing
Archer Road before sunrise
Wednesday near an intersection
with no traffic lights or crosswalk
when she was hit, said Florida
Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Bur-
roughs.
The girl was thrown about 65
feet after she was struck by the
pickup, driven by Bobby Simmons,
49, of Gainesville. She died later at a
hospital.
Troopers do not believe Sim-
mons had a chance to avoid the girl
as she crossed in front of the pick-
up wearing dark clothing. Sim-
mons had been traveling below
the 45 mph limit and swerved to
avoid the girl, troopers reported.
Mom convicted of
hosting teen party
MIAMI A parent who hosted
a teen drinking party that ended in
fatal, drunken wreckwas convict-
ed Wednesday )on a charge of
allowing minors to consume alco-
holat her home.
Jasmine Valance pleaded no
contest in a plea bargain with pros-
ecutors that let her avoid jail time
on the misdemeanor charge.
Valance, and her husband
Enrique, who has since disap-
peared, were both charged after
one 17-year-old was killed and
another left in a coma from a crash
after leaving her son's party cele-
brating the end of the school year
in 2001.
Enrique Valance has a warrant
out for his arrest and bail was setat
$50,000 after he vanished.
Valance must do three months
supervised probation, 100 com-
munity service hours and she must
talk to parents' groups and attend
one session of a victim impact
panel. She also had to give an in-
court apology to the two families.
Mancharged

in nanny's death
WEST PALM BEACH -A grand
jury charged a man with murder
and kidnapping in the death of a
Peruvian nanny after DNA evi-
dence allegedly tied him to the
crime.
An indictment released
Wednesday charged Jerry Wiggins,
28, in the strangling of Peruyian-
born Monica Rivera Valiant, 26.
Wiggins was being held in a
Charlotte, N.C:, jail on rape, burgla-
ry and kidnapping charges in a
North Carolina case. He also was


being held on a fugitive warrant
from South Florida after DNA col-
lected from an Oct. 12 rape in Char-
lotte allegedly linked Wiggins to
the nanny's slaying.
Wednesday's indictment
charged Wiggins with first-degree
murder, kidnapping, sexual battery
and attempted sexual battery.
He will be brought back to Flori-
da to face the charges. He could
face the death penalty if convicted.
The body of Rivera Valiant was
found in some bushes on Jan. 5,
2004, three days after she was
abducted from a supermarket.


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Nichols


- w


Continued From Page 1
advance or $35 at the gate.
There are VIP tickets available
for $50 each and includes access
to the hospitality tent where
guests will be entitled to food
and beverages and have an
opportunity to meet Mr. Nichols.
Following the concert there
will be a party at Alibi's.
Morgan Renee Entertainment
Inc. is also planning other
shows for the Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation, Cinco de Mayo and
Labor Day Festival.
Mr. Nichols will also be the
grand marshal of the Speckled
Perch Parade on March 12.
In addition to the concert the
festival will include the tradition-
al activities of the arts and crafts
booths in Flagler Parks and the
rodeo.
The arts and crafts booths
will be in the parks on:March 12-
13. The rodeo will take place


beginning at 2:30 p.m. on March
12-13 at the Cattlemen's Rodeo
Arena on U.S. 441 N. Tickets to
the rodeo are available for sale
at Eli's Western Wear.
, On March 4, the Tiny Mr. and
Miss Speckled Rerch Pageant,
Liftle Mr. and Miss Speckled
Perch Pageant and Miss Speck-
led Perch Pageant will take
place at the Okeechobee KOA
starting at.7 p.m.
A replica of the Vietnam Wall
Memorial will be on display in
the parking lot of the former K-'
Mart store on.U.S. 441 S. March
10-13. There is no charge to
view the wall. There are nine
people from Okeechobee
whose names are on the wall.
In other business:
OCRA won the bid for the'
state youth softball tournaments
to be held in Okeechobee start-
ing on July 15.
Okeechobee Main Street
will be having its third annual
barbecue on Feb. 25 and 26 at
the American Legion Post #64.


Also, Main Street will be putting
up banners on the light posts
downtown. Organizations may
advertise upcoming events on
the banners.
Professional bull rider Adri-
ano Moraes will be at Rustic
Ranch Furniture, 123 S.W. Park
St., on June 9.
A variety show will be put
on at Okeechobee KOA Feb. 24-
26 to benefit KOA Care Camps.
Tickets are $6 in advance, and
$7 at the door. Tickets are avail-
able at the gate house. Shows
Will begin at 7 p.m. each night.
KOA Care Camps are a place
where children with cancer can
go and have fun with others
their age that going through sim-
ilar experiences.
A water festival will take
place April 2 and 3 at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce will have its civil-
ian defensive gun class on Feb.
24 and Feb. 26. The cost is $15
per person.


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content ..

Available from Commercial News Providers"


____ "ft %
"Tms40 0 qp&


1w Yg
qu .


C
- w


.Correction

In the article "Code board
deals with storm debris" that
appeared on page 1 of the Okee-
chobee News on Feb. 10 con-
tained some incorrect informa-
tion. Anita Nunez had spoken to
County Commissioner Clif Betts
regarding storm debris. Ms.
Nunez did not appear before the
county commission as was
reported. Also, the Nunez's have
spent over $40,000 on cleanup
and repairs above their insur-
ance payments not $4,000 as
was reported. We regret any
inconvenience these errors may
have caused.


Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Wednes-
day in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
7-8-3
Play 4
9-1-1-1
Lotto $ 3 million jackpot
29-45-9-39-47-11
Fantasy 5
22-26-3-5-10


Okeechobee News
Published by Independent Newspapers. Inc.


To Reach Us
AddreSS: P. 0. Box 639
107 S.W. 17th Streel. Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Website: www.NevJwzap corn
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welco-nes sub-r
missions from its readers Opinions.
calendar items, stones ideas and pro-i
tographs are welcome Call1 iP..'I 7.".
3134 to reach our r,nesroorm Ilem.,
may be mailed, faxed or e-maiieO
E-Mail: okeenews@uokeec rato.e.e :omr
Speakout:(863) 467-20133
To Place A Display Ad
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-Mail: okecompo@str alto rne
To Place A Classified Ad
Call 877-353-2424 ic. place a classified
aduverhemerl from home
Fa: 877-:s54.2424
E-Mail: clis-dig'newszap corn
Billing Department
E-Mail: bilIteam@newszap corn

Newszap!
Online News & Information
Gel ir- newszap.! ners a
www.newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: 18771353-2424
E-mail: readeersvicesiidnewsz.ap corn
The Okeecnobee Newt, is a.aiable
daily via rh.me deliherv and is or -ale
at rack. and store lo.-aio.an throughout
Okeechobee Counry Call the c.offle to
find oul if yr.ur home is withn our
preiert home-disinbuTi'on boundaries
Call .7'7-353-2424 It: repon a niisse'd
newspaper or poor del..er6y
Addi,,.,.nal copies of the newspaper
are available for 50 ,.,ents daily
tnr.uqgh Saturday and 75 cents for
Sound v ai tine office Horme delivery
ubsu-crplihins are available at $29 -13
for ir.ree monins
The O.eechr,.-ee Ne-,,s is published,.
ever,' da, ,of ire ear b t ire
Okee.:r.o ne re,'11. 107 V W 17hr.
Sireet Suie D OI.iee-.hoje. FL
3, 47-a Pei-.dicals postage paid at
OI.,eecnoe.ee FL Postmaster: Send
Ad-res, changed to Okeechobee
New, PO Bo:.. 639, Okeechobee, FL
34973 USPS4-06-160.
Printing
Printed a Sunshine Prinling. a
subsidoiar, of Independent
Newspapers
Phone: 863-465-7300
Email: printing@ct.net


I


. .


- *


* qp


n. 0


4pqbL







The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005



Everglades celebrates the 100th day of school


Mrs. Bronkella, Mrs. Smith and
Ms. Raulerson's classes are happy
to have reached the 100th day of
school. They read books celebrat-
ing the 100th day. Did 100 exercises
and ate 100 pieces of party mix. All
three classes enjoyed their trip to
the Children's Museum in Sebring.
Thank you to our entire
parent volunteers for
your help. Thanks oS
to Wal-Mart for-
donating to our L
classrooms.
Ms. Snyder's -
class says three
cheers for Kayla Yingling for she is
our Student of the Week. She has
been very responsible! The class is
enjoying "Godzilla Ate My Home-
work" and "Elmer". We integrated
a map lesson and math lesson to
measure and compare how many
peanuts Elmer had from jars A, B,
and C. The boys and girls are
rewriting their version of Elmer.
Mrs. Moore's class wants to
thank all the parents that attended
the field trip on Friday. We all had a
wonderful time. The Children's
Museum is always a great place to
visit and play. We also enjoyed
many wonderful activities for the


100th day. We made our 100th day
snack, counted to 100 by l's, 5's,
and 10's. We did 100 exercises and
we read 100 words. Wow, what
fun we had. We also enjoyed the
books "100th Day Worries" and
"Mrs. Kindergarten Gets Ready for
the 100th Day".
Mrs. Noonan's class enjoyed
our field trip to the Children's
Museum. Acey Abner pretended
she had a broken leg in the hospital
section. Jasmine Pounds bought
groceries and played cashier in the
supermarket.area. Nina Nunez and
Mrs. Mary had a puppet show. Sky-
lar Garner, Arnoldo Martinez and
Kenny Whaley liked the maze.
Dakota Myers pretended to be a
fireman with help from his mom,
Holly Robbins. Ricky Courson, Jr.
made a huge bubble in the water
area. Darrell Christian liked the
race car game. Amy Gandarilla and
Cierra White liked the maze, too. It
was fun to learn about many kinds
of jobs.
What a Marvelous Monday Mrs.
Casseist's kindergarten had on Feb.
7. It was the 100th day of school
and we enjoyed many fun activi-
ties. We counted out 100 snacks,
read books about the 100th day


and practiced counting to 100 by
I's. 2's, 5's and 10's. The students
are very proud of themselves as
Awards Day honored us for our
hard work. Troy Faye is our Student
of the Week.

First Grade
Students of the week:
In Mrs. Bollin's class Manuel
Espinoza; Mrs. Murrish's class -
Crystal Alvarez; Mrs. Laskey's class
- Isaias Gonzalez; Ms. Anderson's
class Erica Shirey; Ms. Osuldsen's
class Jenna Rodriguez; Ms. Par-
rish's class Josie Todd and in Mrs.
Bartlett's class- Ismael Santamaria.

Second Grade
Mrs. White's reading group is
now participating in an at home
reading program. Each week the
students will bring home a reading
log and several books. They can
exchange the books when they are
finished or keep them the whole
week. The parents are asked to ini-
tial the days that the child reads for
at least 20 minutes. Just Read sec-
ond grade prizes are given.
Mrs. Brady's class is practicing
their oral reading and sight words


to help prepare us for Dibels test-
ing. Please continue to read with
your child at home. This will help
them become better readers.
Thanks for all of your support!
Mrs. Reuter's class is working
hard to improve their fluency in
reading. We have discovered that
our ability to speed up helps us in
our AR books. Just Read, Florida!
Mrs. Claypool's class continues
to work on money. We have played
some games and are working hard
at counting money. It was fun to
look at the presidents on the front
of the coins and find out what was
on the back. We now know the
value of all the coins! Keep count-
ing and practicing.
Third Grade
Mrs. S. Duncan's class was
rewarded with a pizza party for col-
lecting $236 for the Tsunami Relief
Fund. Congratulations class! Stu-
dent of the Week is Robert Skinner.
Ms. Tilton's class is tackling the
advanced concepts of geometry in
math. In science we are studying
changes in matter including mass,
volume, and capacity. We are
starting a brand new unit in Read-
ing. This month's theme is "Tell


Me a Story".
Mrs. C. Duncan's class contin-
ues to work hard and count down
to FCAT. Parents watch for
progress reports on the Feb. 15.
Congratulations to Jake Menendez,
he is our Student of the Week.
In Ms. Jan Watford's class, Molly
Wilson is our Student of the Week.
Congratulations Molly! Molly
always sets great standards for
helping other students and is
always responsible for all of her
work.

Fourth Grade
The fourth grade teachers
would like to congratulate our
classes on a job well done during
FCAT Writes! We are gearing up for
reading and math FCAT in March
and encourage all parents to keep
monitoring homework through
notes sent home in the agendas.
We hope to see you all at the next
P.T.O.

Administration
Be sure to check out our new
school website. The address is
http://www.firn.edu/schools/okee-
chobee/everglades_es/Index.html.


The website contains important
information such as the school cal-
endar, school menus, and leaks to
other important websites such as
FCAT Explorer, Starfall.com, and
Harcourt. We want to thank Coach
Joe Bronkena for creating this
website for Everglades Elementary.

Student Council
"Y-Ties" are still on sale. They
are $3 a pair. These curly shoelaces
make it fun to wear shoes! Never
have untied laces again get a
pair of Y-Ties. All proceeds go to
the Everglades Student Council.

Literacy Council
The "Word of the Week" for this
week has been notice. Notice
means to see or to recognize
something. Here it is in a sentence;
"Did you notice the cute puppy
playing in the yard?" The opposite
of notice is to ignore or not to pay
attention.
The students are enjoying their
new read a loud Kindergarten
through 2nd grade is reading
"Godzilla Ate My Homework". The
students in 3rd through 5th are
reading "The Tiger Rising". Enjoy!


Arrest Reports


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving under
the Influence (DUI) by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Fidel M. Bentancourt, age 60,
of Northwest 46th Avenue was
arrested on February 2 for driving
under the influence of a controlled
substance and with a suspended
driver's license. Bond was set at
$1,000.
John G. Tucker, age 51, Of
Admiral Dales Trailer Park was
arrested on Feb. 2 for violation of
probation for driving under the
influence and failing to appear for
his court date. Bond was set at
$1,000.
James E. Long, a.k.a.


"Bubba", age 20, of Northwest
.64th Avenue was arrested on Feb-
ruary 3 for grand theft auto. Bond
was set at $10,000.
Rashad A. Ettienne, age 18, of
Woodward Ave., Tallahassee was
arrested on Feb. 3 for violation of
probation for possession of mari-
juana less than 80 grams and Pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. He
is being held without bond.
Shane W. Anderson, age 21,
of Northeast 16th Street was arrest-
ed on Feb 4 for possession of mari-
juana and Oxycodene with intent
to sell and possession of drug para-
phernalia. Bond was setat $30,500.
Toni L Bush, age 18, of North-
east 16th Street was arrested on
Feb 4 for possession of metham-
phetamine and drug parapherna-
lia. Bond was set at $5,500.


Justin C. Simmons, age 22, of
Southwest 28th Street was arrested
for possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Bond was set at $2,500.
Nancy Jane.Bloom, age 36, of
Southeast 91st Terrace was arrest-
ed .on Feb. 5 for possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at $5,000.
Kerry Wimberly, age 32, of
Northeast 14h Avenue was arrest-
ed on Feb 4 for lewd and lascivious
battery. Bond was set at $15,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges dropped against them
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Coloring contest helps



the American Red Cross


Does your little one love to
color? Love Disney? If so, you're
in for a great opportunity where
everyone has a chance to win in
the Color for Cartoons and Chari-
ty coloring contest.
Two age groups of children
have the opportunity to partici-
pate in the contest by picking up
.a coloring sheet at the American
Red Cross office, 323 N. Parrot
Ave., or at the Eddie Accardi deal-
ership at 4224 U.S. 441 S. in Okee-
chobee.
To be eligible, children must
be in one of the following age
groups: 4 and under, and 5 to 7.
Once completed, coloring


sheets must be delivered to the
Eddie Accardi Dodge dealership
in Okeechobee for the Brighton
Rodeo by Wednesday, Feb. 16, by
5 p.m. Name, telephone number
and age group must be clearly
printed on the back of the child's
entry. Those entries submitted
with the child's name on the front
will be disqualified.
A panel of Eddie Accardi
Dodge employees will judge the
entries, and will select the top five
in each category. Final entries will
be on display at the Brighton and
Okeechobee rodeos, and will be
voted on by rodeo attendees.
The five finalists from each


category will be displayed at the
Brighton Rodeo on Saturday, Feb.
19, and Sunday, Feb. 20.
Attendees at the rodeo will
select the winner in each catego-
ry by voting with their donation.
The finalist whose drawing earns
the most cash donation by the
end of the rodeo will be selected
the winner for their category. The
winner in each category will
receive a day pass for four to Dis-
ney, with a $50 voucher for lunch.
The American Red Cross will
be the recipient of all funds'
donated to determine the winner
of this contest.


Law Enforcement Activity Reports


Sheriff's Office
Feb. 1
Recovered vehicle, Palm Beach
Theft of firearm, U.S. 441 S.E.
: Abandoned vehicle, U.S. 441 N.
Escaped juvenile, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Escaped prisoner recovered/pris-
oner in custody, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Domestic, U.S. 98 N.
Assault, N.E. 13th Ave.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 30th Pkwy.
Vandalism, S.E. 38th Ave.


Feb. 3
Juvenile problems, S.E. 49th Ct.
Stolen/vehicle/recovered/pris-
oner in custody, N.W. 64th Ave.
Warrant, N.W Fourth St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Assault, N.W. Sixth St.
Burglary, N.W 258th St.
Feb. 4
Assault, N.W Sixth St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance/verbal, S.E. 36th


Welfare check/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.E. 95th Trail.
Feb. 5
Disturbance,/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
S.W. 21st St.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 113th Drive.
Trespassed, U.S. 78W.
Drunk person/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic arrest, S.R. 70 E.
Burglary, Center St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70W.
Feb. 6
Traffic arrest, S.R. 70 W.
Drunk pedestrian/prisoner- in
custody, U.S. 441 N.
Strong arm robbery, S.R. 70 E.
Burglary, U.S. 441 N.
Hot pursuit/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 50th Ave.


Staff photo/Debra Smythe

Accelerated Readers
Third Grade Accelerated Readers for the second semester were awarded $25 certificates
for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place and 3rd through 5th place received $10 from R.J. Gators
on Friday, Jan. 28 in the Central Elementary Cafeteria. Mr. Mike Wharin of R.G. Gators,
(left) gave out the certificates to (left to right) Nick Kielbasa, Steven Russo, Makayla
Davis, Kayla Orr and Sheynon Hernandez-Walls with Principal Randy Paulson (right).


Hello McGruff
Josh Osterman, 3, greeted McGruff Wednesday at Step-
ping Stones I. McGruff along with Colleen Hollett and
Bette Foster with the Citizens Observation Patrol visited
the children at the daycare center.


Obituary


Mildred May Case
Mildred May Case, age 92, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Feb.
8, 2005, at her residence. She was
born Oct. 6, 1912, in Lawrence-
burg, Ind. Mrs. Case had been a
resident of Okeechobee for 20
years. She enjoyed playing the
organ, sewing and writing letters.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 62 years, Leonard
Case of Okeechobee; daughters,
Roberta Kelley of South Gate, Ky.


and Lenne Timberman of Cincin-
nati, Ohio; seven grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and, 17
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment
will be in Harrison, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Memorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
ii ho has departed with a special
Is& mlemoriai Tribute in this newspaper.


Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.


Visit www2.newszap.com/memorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.








4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


Speak Out

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:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Fair
"Why is it that the newspaper isn't running anything on the fair
this year. And with the train whistle, if the guard rails don't work, the
trains can't blow their whistle. Yes, it did wake people up, but it also
saved lives." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We've been running
their schedule, and we also have photos that we will be running.)

Not Snowbirds
"In today's paper, in regard to the guy griping about the snow-
birds taking all the fish, the last time we had a crack down on the
excessive fish all of them but one that was caught was from Florida
and one was from Alabama. And once a fish is cleaned it isn't clas-
sified as fish anymore, so there's nothing that can be done about it.
So it ain't the snowbirds doing the fishing. It's the people that live
here." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Actually, the answer we
gave regarding how many fish a person can have in their posses-
sion dealt with people taking fish out of the state th had been
cleaned.)

Old Dishes
"Is there anyone in Okeechobee who can give us an honest esti-
mate on older dishes?"

Do Your Part
"One way we could help wildlife officers with the catching of
too many fish, is if you suspect someone of catching more than
their limit they should call the wildlife commission and report
them. There are not enough wildlife officers out there to check
every boat, so you can do your part."

Hospice Agencies
"I would like to thank both of our local Hospice agencies, Big
Lake Hospice and Hospice of Okeechobee for their wonderful care
to our community and our patients."

Fish Limits
"After reading the article in the paper about the fishing stuff, I
think the state of Florida should put a five fish limit on any fish that
are caught in our rivers and lakes. If they don't, there won't be any
fish later on."

TsunamiAid
"It certainly is a noble gesture put forth by the promoters of the
Bluegrass festival to donate all the profits and contributions to vic-
tims of the tragic tsunami in Southeast Asia. But, wouldn't it have
been more appropriate and compassionate to donate those profits
and contributions to our own poor and needy neighbors here in
Okeechobee who have suffered so much due to the recent hurri-
canes? The good done by the amount of money raised would be
much more noticeable if applied here at home, rather than be lost
in the flood of money and other aid that is being focused on the
tsunami area by the entire world. The old adage is that charity
begins at home."




Community Events

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

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 demon-
strations of the Holy Spirit wherever they go. All are welcome to
attend this performance. Admission is free. For information, call
(863) 763-7770 "

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.

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.





Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News ,s published by Independent Newspapers of Florida
Independent is owned by a unique trust thai enables his newspaper 10 pur-
sue a mission of ournalistic service to the citizens of lie community Since no
d-vidends are paid the company is able to thrive on profile margins below
industry standards All after-lax surpluses are reinvested in independents
mission of journalisihc service, commitment to the ideals of the Firsl
Armrienment of the U S. Constitluion and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public : issues


We Pledge ...
* To operate tris newspaper as a
public trusl
* To help our community become a
eerter place to live and worK.
through our dedication to consci-
ertous Iournalism
* To provide tne information clizens
need to nmlake Iheir own iritelligernt
decisions about public issues
* To report the news with honesty.
accuracy purposeful neutrally.
fairness obletclirr fearlessness
and Ornipa~sron
* To use ur c.pininr, pages to facilr,
lale community debate. not to
dominate it with our own opinions
* To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
,i Oeser.es
* To provide a rignl to reply Io those
vwe write about
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
News Editor: Enc Kopp
National Advertising: Joy Parrish
Office Manager: Karmen Brown
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin. President
* Tom Byrd Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken. Executive
Ed;lor

MEMBER
OF: *

Florida Press
Association
"- Okeechobee News 2004
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Courtesy photo/Thomas A. Markham, http://www.tommymarkham.com
Looking Back ...
This is a picture taken in 1902 of the steamboat Bassinger on her maiden voyage down the Kissimmee River to Lake
Okeechobee stopping off at Fort Bassinger to load passengers. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and
we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For 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 on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's-an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. ParkSt. 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, educational 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 will 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.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It will be an open step meeting.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association meeting will be held at the
home of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St at 3 p.m. For
information, call 763-6069.

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library. This meeting is open to anyone
interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is $10 per
person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674,
or visit the web at: http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for.a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting
for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
467-1112 or 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the, Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information and location. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information about the group, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
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.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.



Crime Prevention Tip

Keep your garage door closed and locked when not in use.


Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale ends today
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 seventh hour) at the end of the school year. Yearbooks will
be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during both lunches. Make
checks payable to OHS. For the first time, parents and students may
purchase yearbooks online at www. buyayearbook.com, or
through the Yearbook Order Center at (888) 298-5063. These forms
of payment will be accessible during the October sales weeks.

Teens helping tsunami victims
Two local teens, Raybon Durrance and Jordan Faircloth, will be
selling hot dogs and soft drinks Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. in front of Eli's Western Wear, 907 W. North Park St. All pro-
ceeds will go to help victims of the recent tsunami.

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

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. 11-13. Pro-
ceeds from the event will go to victims of the tsunami. For informa-
tion, 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
raising 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.

Christian Church hosting revival
The Parrott Avenue Christian Church will be hosting a revival
with Evangelist Dr. Glenn Bourne, a retired professor from the Flori-
da Christian College. Also, the Heartland Boys Trio from Kentucky
will be in concert each evening. Their concerts will start at 6 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 13, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ser-
vices will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, and at 7
p.m. on Feb. 14, 15 and 16. For information, call (863) 697-2258.

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.

Community Choir to begin rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will begin its weekly rehearsal of the Easter musical
"Written in Red" and Handel's "Hallelujah! Chorus", on Sunday,
Feb. 13, from 3 until 5 p.m. The rehearsal will be held in the sanctu-
ary of the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. There
are no auditions, but singers must be able to match pitch and read
music. Rehearsals are challenging, fast-paced and loads of fun. Per-
formances will be presented Palm Sunday weekend, March 19 and
20. Please RSVP to Sandy at (863) 634-7714 if this will be your first
time singing with the choir, or for information.

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

Genealogical Society meets at library
The Genealogical Society will meet 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 Conse-
jo 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 asistir.







The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005 0



N. Korea urged to return to disarmament talks


By Anne Gearan
AP Diplomatic Writer
LUXEMBOURG Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice said Thurs-
day that North Korea should return
to disarmament talks and avoid a
path toward further international
isolation.
"The world has given them a
way out and we hope they will take
that way out," she said.
Rice's comments came after
North Korea stated explicitly that it
has nuclear weapons and said that
it needs them as protection against
an increasingly hostile United
States.
"The North Koreans have been
told by the president of the United
States that the United States has no


intention of attacking or invading
North Korea," Rice said during a
news conference here with Euro-
pean Union leaders.
"There is a path for the North
Koreans that would put them in a
more reasonable relationship with
the rest of the world," she said,
referring to an international disar-
mament effort that includes the
United States.
Giving up nuclear weapons
would offer hope for a better life to
that country's people, Rice said.
North Korea is desperately poor,
and people are fleeing the country
to avoid starvation.
The North. Korean statement
may be a bluff meant to put the
United States back on its heels


before the regime finally does
return to the disarmament table.
North Korea told a visiting U.S. con-
gressional delegation last month
that it would return to those six-
nation talks.
Asked to analyze the thinking in
Pyongyang, Rice was almost dis-
missive.
"I'm not sure anyone ever gets
very far by trying to second-guess
the motivation of the North Korean
regime," she said.
"The fact is that we have for
some time taken account of the
capacity of the North Koreans to
perhaps have a few nuclear
weapons," Rice said. "There's no
definitive I can't go into the intel-
ligence here but there's no


definitive answers of how many,
but this has been since the mid-90s
that the United States has assumed
that the North Koreans could make
such steps.
Rice said the United States isn't
treating North Korea differently
.from Iran, another nation in Presi-
dent Bush's famous rhetorical axis
of evil.
"The message is clear: give up
these aspirations for nuclear
weapons and you know life can be
different," Rice said. She also said
that is the same message that Libya
understood in renouncing its own
nuclear ambitions.
Unlike Iran, North Korea had
not been a frequent topic during
Rice's breakneck tour of eight


Service Club Briefs


European countries and Israel over
the past week. She also visited the
West Bank and the Vatican.
Rice used the trip to reach out to
Europe, and Europe reached back.
It is too soon to measure suc-
cess, but Rice seemed pleased as
she neared the end of the break-
neck tour.
The trip, Rice's first as the top
U.S. diplomat, engaged European
leaders, intellectuals and curious
citizens. Interest in her itinerary
grew steadily as she made a case
for a fresh start after rancor over the
U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Iran's
nuclear development program
was a topic for most of Rice's meet-
ings with European politicians.
"It's been a really great conver-
sation," she said Wednesday in
Brussels, Belgium. "I feel very good
about what we've done here and
the conversation that we've had."
Rice's trip was concluding


Thursday in Luxembourg, which
currently holds the rotating Euro-
pean Union presidency, with meet-
ings to lay groundwork for the Feb.
22 EU-U.S. summit in Brussels with
Bush.
The 2003 Iraq war divided the
United States and longtime allies,
and U.S. policies there continue to
be widely unpopular even among
Europeans whose governments,
such as Italy and Poland, sent sig-
nificant numbers of troops to Iraq.
"The times are different now
than they were a year ago or two
years ago when we did have our
differences, not with everyone, but
with a number of states," Rice said
in Belgium. "While we still had
common interests and common
values I don't think we had a com-
mon agenda for a while on what
was really before us, at least in
regards to Iraq."


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
, Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring a-covered dish.
Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner with
Sons of the American Legion from
3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain .- bring a covered
dish.
Eudhre'will be"on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at 357-
2138, or Don South at 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday, Feb. 19: farewell
party for Caroline Lloyd at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 12: Speckled
Perch, Eagles in the park, baked
good, face painting by Susan.
Sunday, March 13:Eagles dis-
trict meeting at 1 p.m. food avail-
able for a donation.
.* Saturday, March 19: Kid's
Easter party at 2 p.m. Must call the
AERIES at (863) 763- 2552 and sign
up children for the party. Food and
face painting by Susan.
Saturday, March 26: Florida
Eagles state picnic, food, music,
fun and games.
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;.
food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ?; food will be'avail-
able.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday: karaoke by Jimmy
Harper.
Every first and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Every first and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
Every second and fourth Sat-
urday: 16 ounce ribeye steak
cooked to order from 5 p.m. until ?
for a $10 donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
SThe Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting..
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
pam. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?


Okeechobee Masonic Moose Family


Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner at
(863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
Feb. 12: WOTM Valentine's
Day dinner from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Prime rib or pork chop dinners and
music for dancing.
Feb. 13: Moose district meet-
ing at 1 p.m. with a catfish lunch.
Feb. 15: Moose lodge mem-
bers meeting at 8 p.m.
Feb. 20: NASCAR Daytona
500 race day. starting at noon.
There- will be board and card
games in the dinning room.
Feb. 26: The Moose legion
sponsors a tribute to Elvis show,
from 7 until 11 p.m., featuring
Johnny Derose and the Heart-
breakers for a $10 donation.
Feb. 27: Moose Lodge enroll-
ment starting at 1 p.m. All prospec-
tive members should attend.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Karaoke nights starting at 7
p.m. Feb 2, 10, 17 and 24.
Every Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday nights, meals will, be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call to
see what they are serving.
Every Friday and Saturday
night there will be music for danc-
ing starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Each Sunday morning break-
fast is served from 8 until 10:15
a.m.


Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Every Thursday: bar bingo for
members only at 1 p.m., using
paper sheets, bring your dauber.
The patio is now open every
day from noon until 8 p.m.
Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Moose races and dinner served at 3
p.m. on
Sunday Feb. 13: Pork roast
dinner.
All meetings for WOTM are
held at the lodge.
Feb. 16: legion meeting at
7:30 p.m.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.
VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until 9
p.m.
e washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 12:30. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Friday bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be followed
by .25-cent bingo at 1 p.m.
Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5 until
9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner will be
served from 2 until 5 p.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Feb. 19:will be the yearly
garage sale. We are looking for
donated items to be resold. For
information, call, (863) 467-0840
or (863) 467-2882. We will pick
items up.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls


----- ------
Brha hete
NO O IN


THEATRE I
"THE A VIA TOR" PG.13)
Fri. @ 7:00. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00 &
7:00. Mon. @ 3:00 & 7:00. Tues.,
Wed. & Thurs. @ 2:00 & 7:00.


o THEATRE II o
o "HITCH" (PG-a) o 0
o Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. @ Hl cI 0o
2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon. @ f te |n- o0
3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed. & IP1. ..*. "
o Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. 0
o 0
o THEATRE III 0
0 "HIDE & SEEK"R) R ID E)
Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. @ ANED
o 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon. @ S E K
0 3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed. & I1 1o 0
0 Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. 0
o Tho
o o


will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The Ladies Auxiliary State
President Jean Hamil will be at the
post on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m.
and will host the District 11 meet-
ing and honor the Voice of Democ-
racy winners. All members of the
area posts should attend.
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.

and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
e Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special; serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
menu.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8.
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
Live music and dancing at 7 p.m.
Sunday: every third Sunday is
a potluck birthday dinner. All other
Sunday are variable. Call (863)
763-2308 to find out what we are
having. Darts begin at 7 p.m.


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL
866-549-2830

~st 072)19-277 Portst Luie: (772) .
Ft.PiKr (72)95-595O eehobee(863)67-676


* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
nnlI


Sell your personal valuables if they're
$2,500 or less for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent


uIly Newspapers
* 2 items per house- reserves the right
hold per issue to disqualify any
ad.


To save time and money b\ ha\ inl the nes- -
paper dell\ ered to \our home. call Reader
Services at 1-877-353-2424 or email
readerser\ ices (' ne\ szap.cor1m.

If you're areead\ a .subi criber and haive ,: .-
questions 01 leq ei L testss i il\ o1lu r 101e e
delilerv, call Reader Sen ices at ,' :'"
1-877-35.3-424 or en il ,., '
readerserx ices n'le\\ szip.'i.cu1. ,


Okeechobee News


A ..i I....i. .6 A




...A.


: i .... I'i*i i i i ,i: .... n.,' ... i .... .... ..




Make up to $2,500


by filling in the space above!


* 4 lines for 2 weeks 1 used item or


Okeechobee News

Toll Free 877-353-2424

E-mail: classad@newszap.com


i





The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


$
%~ st


'3


I


K


.. -


S .* .? ,. .'.. ..
*' ,..L ."* <" :" 7 i. :'


i~r~ I


SERVICE


FOCUS ZX3
A/C, Styled Wheels, CD, 35 MPG! Stk. #5383


* LOWEST PRICE


RANGER
V6, Styled Wheels, ABS, Gauges & More! Stk. #41177


* SELECTION



MUSTANG
V6, AUTOMATIC, A/C, Allow'
6 Disc CD & More! Stk. #41268
FROM s14,495


.. ._,_,-wV


'0 1 FOFT.:i



'02 FORiD




SANT% 1
Vu LLI,-:fi






'00 CORPD F-350)
SUiPEP?:.


EXPLORER
Sport Appearance Package, Alloys, Step Bars,
Full Power, CD! Stk. #5171.
FROM 22D 00

t/n30u
C~ltlBBB"^^7 -


'Ii


m^Wi


NEW 20.4 FOR


NEW 2005 OD


EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XIS


F-250 SUPER CAB 4X4


Mon.- Fri. 8am 8pm Saturday 9am 5pm Se Habla Espafiol

"Over 70 Years Of Value ~ From Our Family To Yours.".


SUNRISE FiRD

5435 U.S. 1 South, Fort Pierce 1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1


EXPEDITION
5.4 Triton, 3rd Seat, Power Group, Styled Wheels,
CD/Cassette! Stk. #5353
FROM 2 5D

28. '2996


SOKEECHOBEE RD.
MIDWAY RD.
SSunrise
Ford
ST. LUCIE WEST


Ft. Pierce 461-6000 Stuart 283-6806 Vero Beach 567-8480 www.sunrise-ford.com


'0OZ ORD
RANGER EDGE
b Trcmi,,r P,,,j. Fli,..le ut.:..


'03 FORD F-150
SUPER CAB NLT


'02 FORD F-150
SUPER CAB
UTI port Cun t.:.m Wrhertl VS
811,999

'03 FORD
ESCAPE .\LT
'[Yello w i.c.a ,,r -I' Mik :
S|,,589
C--
'03 FORMD -i50
I SiPEP C.-A
Y.LI \,i_ i.'"c F: q


S'03 FORD EXPLORER
SSPORT TRAC



'02 FORD EXPLORER
EDDIE B.MJER
S230,539

03 CHEVY
3500 CREW CAB
Dually, 4X4, Full Power
o29,505

'03 FORD F-350
CREW CAB
Dually, 4X4, Matching Camper





Need wheels?
Bad Credit? No Credit? Slow' Pay?
Repossessions? Bankruptcies?
ND PROBLEM!
You CAN drive away today!
Call John Herb
17721 41-0090
or stop by...


All prices plus tax, tag and $139 dealer fee. Vehicles priced after factory incentives and Ford Credit Bonus Cash (requires Ford Motor Credit financing) where applicable.
All F-Series, Rangers and Econoline Vans after commercial account rebate. Must have proof of business liability insurance. Vehicles shown approximate likeness to in stock inventory. All vehicles subject to prior sale and quantities are
limited. Interest rates as shown with approved credit beacon score of 720 or higher *60 months @ 5.9%, **72 months @ 6.5%.
TOLFEEINOEEHOE 83-6-77 RIEA TE AVEALT...


/
/

/


C


*~.0~
.7


THE TREASURE CAST ,7 .-ODCETR!HNDM F E FJS


-SAVEI$6,


-NAE,


) --


[SA V'E. -


[SAVE *S,







The keehobe Nws, ridy, ebrary 1, 005SPOTS


NHI, talks end; entire season mai 1w





"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Lady Brahman hoop season ends with loss to Westwood


3y Loma Jablonski
Dkeechobee News
The Lady Brahmans' district
title hunt came to an end
AVednesday evening when they
ost a 47-45 district tournament
squeaker to the Lady Panthers of
ort Pierce Westwood (4-20, 2-8).
The Lady Brahmans ended
heir season with an overall
record of 9-12. Their district
recordd fell to 4-7 with this loss.
The small (six player) Lady
3rahman team nearly pulled it off.
Fhey pulled ahead of the Lady
'anthers in the second period and
vere still ahead 34-30 with 3:23
eft in the third period.
But, the Lady Panthers would
lot lie down and play dead. By
he end of the third period, the
,ady Brahmans were clinging to a
)e point, 38-37 lead.
The lead went back and forth
throughout the fourth period.
Vith :50 seconds remaining in


the game and advancement in the
district tournament on the line,
the Lady Brahmans led 45-44. The
Lady Panthers fought back and
with :35 seconds remaining took
the lead from the tiring Lady Brah-
mans.
With the Lady Panthers in
front 46-45, the Lady Brahmans
fouled Aleshia Whitehead, giving
the Lady Panthers another scoring
opportunity. Whitehead's charity
shot was good, giving the Lady
Panthers a 47-45 lead and ending
the Lady Brahmans' hope of a dis-
trict title.
Westwood now advances in
the district tournament, and will
face the number one seeded Sun-
coast Lady Chargers. The winner
of this game will advance to the
district finals and will meet the
winner of the West Boca-Lincoln
Park.
The championship contest will
be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7
p.m. in the OHS gym.


Ifist


Custom Muffler
Dual Exhaust

FromS69Oo

A & B Towing and Repair Custom Muffler ofOket-chobee, Inc.
712 N. Parrott Ave.* 863-763-6016 (by the Tracks)










Luknd 51 Dinner: S Crbs O
VALENTINE'S DAY ..o
F All Day Seafood Buffet r8
Only $9.49 ,
150 Items & Salad Bar
Eat FREE on your Birthday! B,.


Weekend Dinner: Snow Crabs, Oysters
lA


NEED LUMBER?
Don't forget WALPOLE FEED & SUPPLY


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Lady Brahman head basketball coach Carey Pung discusses
strategy with his small band of players. The Lady Brahmans
lost a hard-fought 47-45 district tournament game to the Lady
Panthers from Fort Pierce Westwood.


. ""-- -^-.aE --'- .." ,-

S:. .. I .-I. .
^K ,.. .... #'....;....x ..]
^ ~ ------- .


2K4S
4O(4$


Pressure Treated! Great Prices!


am.0 beil r na sltAwub








"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content I
Available from Commercial News Providers"


-/ e S __ e M
oe"* e em o n* so
4040 WD 0so m m qs* mmof W a 0 fte


0 Walpole
SFeed & Supply Co.
763-6905
Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee




SAGRI-CIVIC CENTER.
SUN COAST CLASSIC
Registered Horse Sale
Saturday, February 26,2005
11 AM: New Tack 1 PM: Registered Horses
Grade Horses Follow Negative Coggins Required
Consign Early: Call (478) 627-2727 or (850) 532-9229
Information: rookgjwh@aol.com or www.horseauctionsi.com
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center is located at
4200 East Highway 70 (3 miles East of Downtownm Okbechobee)


FREE Alliance Satcom
INSTALLATION **
CALL US TODAY[ 8840 Hwy. 78 West (863) 467-1120
r"'' .,'- ,: :'F-.-.''.w e:'_, ,'= : "".. '." i '- "" .,:,-


SPORTS 7


The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005







g The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


Hurricane housing proposal focuses on hardest-hit areas


TALLAHASSEE A revised
draft for dividing proposed state
hurricane housing assistance
money would redirect $48 million
to communities hardest hit by last
year's storms and away from less
affected areas.
The Hurricane Housing Work
Group chaired by Lt. Gov. Toni Jen-
nings initially had suggested a
broader distribution of $332.7 mil-
lion that Gov. Jeb Bush has
requested for low-income and hur-
ricane-affected housing in his


annual budget proposal.
The revised draft, released this
week, would increase funding for
the 11 counties that sustained the
most damage from Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeahne,
the Gannett Regional Newspapers
in Florida reported in Thursday edi-
tions.
"It's very important that the
counties with the most need get
the most money," said panel mem-
ber Dan Gilmore, a- Pensacola
developer and president of the


elV


Florida Home Builders Association.
The group is expected to take
final action Tuesday on its recom-
mendation to Bush and the Florida
Legislature.
The original proposal last
month would have allocated $207
million from a new Hurricane
Housing Recovery Program to all
but 10 of Florida's 67 counties.
The new draft would divide those
dollars among only 28 counties.
All 67 counties would share in
$125.8 million proposed for low-


income housing.
Five of the state's largest coun-
ties, which each stood to receive $1
million each in hurricane housing
money, would get nothing from
that program under the new pro-
posal. They are Miami-Dade,
Broward, Duval, Hillsborough and
Pinellas.
Counties that would gain the
most include Escambia, up from
$15 million to $23.2 million, arid
Santa Rosa, where the allocation
would more than double to $14.2


million. The two Panhandle coun-
ties had damage to more than 40
percent of their housing units from
Ivan.
Former state Rep. Buzz Ritchie
said the state money would be just
a start. He is president of Rebuild
Northwest Florida, a nonprofit
group set up to help repair and
replace damaged homes in the
two-county area with volunteer
labor.
"Based on our preliminary find-
ings, the need is going to be far


greater," Ritchie said.
Also doubling to $18.9 million
would be Charlotte County, in
southwest Florida, where Charley
came ashore and damaged 48 per-
cent of the housing units.
Proposed hurricane housing
allocations for other hard-hit coun-
ties: St. Lucie, $22 million; DeSoto,
$11 million; Indian River, $14.7 mil-
lion; Hardee, $7.86 million; Bre-
vard, $19.6 million; Polk, $17.8 mil-
lion; Okeechobee, $7.3 million,
and Martin, $8.9 million.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Carousel horses
Wednesday was children's day at the American Legion
Post #64 free fair. Darrius Houze, 5, and his classmates
took a turn riding the, carousel horses.


Tower slide
Skyler McCormick, 8, slid down the tower slide Wednes-
day at the American Legion Post #64 free fair.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Fun slide
Jasmine Pounds, 5, had fun sliding down the slide
Wednesday during children's day at the American Legion
Post #64 free fair.


Most residents face flooding dangers


ORLANDO With spring just state's rivers or other inland flood-
around the comer, officials from plains.
Florida's State Emergency Overburdened drainage sys-
Response Team (SERT) and the teams may lead to property damage
Department of Homeland Securi- well outside flood plains. Increased
ty's Federal Emergency Manage- growth and development change
ment Agency (FEMA) are encourag- natural drainage and create
ing property owners to purchase unplanned paths for runoff. The
flood insurance policies now to pro- result: Most Florida residents face
tect themselves from flood losses, the dangers of flooding.
"Flooding can occur anytime, Despite the high risks of flood-
anywhere, particularly during the related losses, more than half of
spring months," said Craig Fugate, Florida property owners in flood
state coordinating officer for SERT. hazard areas do not carry this
"Having flood insurance is one of insurance. Florida has more than
the most important things people 1.1 million uninsured homes locat-
can do to help themselves recover ed within floodplains.,
from such an event." "Flooding is America's most
Eighty percent of Florida's 15 common natural disaster. You
million residents live or work near can't stop a flood, but you can pro-
a coast. .Many others live near the tect your property well before the


water starts to rise," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating officer.
Consumers can visit
http://www.FloodSmart.gov or call
(800) 427-2419 to learn how to pre-
pare for floods, how to purchase a
National Flood Insurance policy
and how to protect their homes
and property against flooding.
The State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led by the
state coordinating officer. SERT's
mission is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and miti-
gate their impact. Visit
http://www.floridadisaster.org for
the. latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.


-----

t~,"sotur, sp., Febr-N 16j719- 112pmH-a -
ThursdayF ruenb19- 8m 1 peray1


Saturday, Februaryj120- 2pm


Courtesy photo
Singing Valentines
The barbershop quartet Just 4 Kicks will be presenting Singing Valentines on Feb. 14.
Appointments are limited. The quartet will sing two songs, give the recipient a silk rose,
a card, photograph of the event and chocolates. Please call (863) 467-6347 or (863) 467-
2182 to schedule an appointment. The quartet is made up of: Vinnie Morris, 33, a butch-
er; Bill Riordan, 83, retired truck diver; Charlie Bradham, 78, retired math teacher; and
John Koepke, 62, a retired state trooper.


Advance Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Silver Spurs Box Office.
Call Now at (407) 67-RODEO or visit the Spurs online
at www.SilverSpursRodeo.com

sC| 8gg ma OSCEOA 4NEWS-GAZETTE


Ofervli orcilrn ine teag f 1. Ntvai .ow rsgru. utns


DOUGLAS-
CHIROPRACTIC
AND
FITNESS CENTER
Chiropractic Acupuncture
Nutrition Massage
Exercise
763-4320
OR 763-7030


Therapy *Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226


SAPPARANCE IMPLANTS
frDENTISTRV
Dr. Wade B. Harrouff, D.D.S.
TA. Aliapoulios, D.D.S.
and Associates

561-741-7142
6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators
Ca~ ol-. t*ffy,t =,. IZ


Okeechobee Health & q Happy
Rehabilitation Center Valentine's Dau


Hospice Care
"It's about how you live."

BIG LAKEj
HOSPICE.
863-763-0707


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net




SComplete Adult Healthcare
Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
" Board Certified Specialists
, In Internal Medicine
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave.* o467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


Ml, ] =I Z 4L I,] n lengIc
LTreasure Coast Dermatology
Speckish i k f be Trelu ("wn of lin C,.u'r
Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555



OPEN MRI
OF OKEECHOBEE
OKEECHOBEE'S ONLY
OPEN MRI
115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A
863-824-6736


1] ~ :4~!i7.t.'i to] koIeI'


Okeechobee
(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493
X : ,Io] mnoevI

DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY

215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


GI, a.les He40th
Care Ceoter

230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@FloridaCare.net


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS+HERE


ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


I IT I Z 7/1,=/, a/I /I


at Osceolo Heritage Pork
oFf" Highwoy 192 westoF
the FJorido Turnpike.


"_ "When you need a service, call a professional!"
Only $10.00 per week, per block.

-Call 863-763-3134 or email us at
okecompo@strato.net to place your ad!


,gfl






The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005
~Up~-; ~ :4a1


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 11,
through Thursday, Feb. 17, are as
follows:
Theatre I "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.
Theatre II "Hitch" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "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.
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

You can be a
volunteermentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
I1 debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about deeloping a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W
Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books;
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. Easy to use
because we use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently the library is
staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Wednesday evening 6 to 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at 763-
4021.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8


p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


* o


1 L*


a *lw
4w o


* v


*. ,









*- *


S Mo.of


* -
S


- ~


A*'*

.- )


pm- -
401 doS-b


q-a f


lmi j V


40 om -.w

1% so


,-.mo W


__ 4m -64
S0 U 4
a w m
wo a.* one






lot MN&


.

L


qe


lq a


i k*


0 ** w


w

wi~ S

*
~w C,,
L..
a)

U-


L=
% F oft





Cll00


|o cr7


if
-4





Lu


Illoot IRAMW
%M;o =
Alm co mL


LI. Sod to


* -


* 0 *4w
mo 4DC-






C .ws



*4p0


- 40


a)



~1
I -
c~e


* m












.


-mapqw-


I


- 4b *0 po"*1b. 41m 4


S *


* ~ .~ a
a ~
- A


:014aGM ft a


* *


% *


4D
400 a 4 W-


*


* *


OW qf- del -
- im lq "


. a


-- Glow -


-~ ~*4~P


p-


soon*


-


- o
4b


qb







10 Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


Diassif


53-2424 rA ,,e
for any personal items for sa


ieds







ABSOLUi / FI
)le under $2 500 a


More Papers Mean More Readers!


! iis Merchandise Mobile Homes


II'i


Reach more readers when you run


your ad in several papers in
our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network


llg g


/ 1 .-877.353.2424 (Tol Free)

1-877-354-2424(Tollrev.)


' "Arflj

IITS^


Agriculture

l ;i.


Recreation

S{TI['II


Financial Rentals Automobiles

-fillETg I -


Services
A IKa


Real Estate Public Notices

I I I iIIA]


consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
P".,,, I R,,I ,. 1. 1- 1 1h .I -I *. ,1 _'.1 1111 '1,1,', I i H ,- ir,- E E.V Ia- [ I ,- R .: j I,- I I r-,.h -,
I Rules for placing FREE ads!


Io qualili J your Au
SMlust be for a1 personal itemrr. I'o, connmmirci.al item-. petrs o ,ro',.rin-,- il-) .
r..l.ist fit into 1 2 inch
(that'_ -1 line'S :ppr:..ia tel 23 clar;cters per
SI.lust nclud,-e onl',' one itern arid it, pr ice
,,, (rene-mniber it mru- be S2.500 or l.:.-) -


Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


/


~. .<~'l L,


. For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
For All Other Classified
Advertising:
clossad@newszap.com


V, Mon-Fri
/ Saturday
8 3,) o ,, n'i-,,


1 -1- DigIq,I: ___________


Monday
r,. JI I? ',.-', !.-' .. d,: ."hI hn,-
Tuesday fhru Friday
I i a i -1 V,, D t ,.V ',
Saturday
Sunday
fiH 1 1i "... ,e


vISA


Acions


GIANT



PUBLIC
AUCTION

Friday Feb. 18th and Sat Feb. 19th
Clewiston FL 9:00 a.m. Both Days
2000 + Items, 300+ 2&4 Wheel
Drive Tractors 50 to 300hp, Motor
Graders, Loaders, Cranes, Dozers,
Forklifts, Excavators, Backhoes,
.Farm Equip, Planters, Pumps,
Sprayers, Pick Ups, Semi Tractors &
Dump Trucks.
Visit weeksauction.com or call
352-351-4951. Weeks Auction Co.
4851 W Hwy 40, Ocala Fl. 34482.
Fl Lic. AB 82




AUCTION
lo Sat., Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. |
4 98 Residential Building Lots
a Orange Blossom Estates
I Sebring, FL. Conveniently located.
,'O Great opportunity to buy lots at l
0 auction. Call Jacobson Auction at
1-800-466-1930. For additional
Sinfo & directions log onto
* jacobsonauction.com.
Q Serving South Florida for 25 years .e
O AB111 AU231 '
*^ fa --- a


Announcements


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or'all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memorial 125
Found 130
Lost "5
Give Away 410
Garage Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


CAT- F 2yrs old Brown, black
& wht. Long haired, Blue
collar 2/1/05 Vic Calusa
.Harbor 863-675-1050.


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


CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 years old.
Goes by the
name "Duke"
Last seen in
Bassinger on,
Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
S A
LOST: 2/7, male Pekingese,
tan & white, neutered, vic.
Oak Park, "Chucky".
(863)467-8691

SET OF KEYS- lost in the vi-
cinity of Walmart or The
Farm Store or Scottys.
(863)763-1386.

Free to good home: 1/2s yr.
old fem. pit bull, good na-
tures, very loving, all
shots. 561-351-8669

PUPPIES- 2 mix breed, 8
weeks old, to good home
only, (863)634-4669 .

RABBIT MANURE Free,
you pick up, by the truck
load or bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof





2/11 & 2/12, 8am til?
274 SE 14th Ave., lots of
kids & adult clothes,
toys & misc. items


Garag


Garge
Yar.Sae 15


YARD
SALE




Place Your

YARD SALE

ad today!

Get FREE

signs and

inventory sheets!


Call Classifieds

877-353-2424


OKEECHOBEE Fn/Sat
2/11 & 2/12 8am-
3pm River Acres An-
nual Community Yard
sale, Take Rt. 98 N to
NW 144 Trail, follow
signs to River Acres




Yard Sal: Sat., 2/12 &
Sun., 2/13 from 8 til 3,
1833 SE 34th Lane,
household items, clothing,
new tires.


Yard Sale:
Sat. only, 8-1, furniture,
tools, stereo, misc. items
855 NE 70th Ave.


'Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Wili-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
RIDE NEEDED
M-F, morning from Indian-
town to Stuart. Will pay,
(772)597-1121.
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)810-3031.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

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

Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 21)
Employment -
Part-Time 15
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 2_1
Sales 230


CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518
Drug Free Workplace


Server, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
DRIVER Must have CDL
Class A w/dbl.
(863)357-6622

DRIVERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
DRIVERS
Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
A CDL
(866)666-8524
DRIVERS
wanted must be 21 or
older w/clean driving record
& cashiers wanted.
Dress accordingly
apply in person only!
Okeechobee Discount
Drugs
203 SW Park St.
Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operators
Needed for job in Clewiston
area.
DFWP & E0E
1-800-537-3031
Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP
Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
experience. Laborers also
needed. EOE/DFWP.
Apply at Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
(863)763-3143


I. Spca oic


I. Spca oic


S eial tic


[Seial Nti


,*0 & 9 4000 Dw I 00004*o 0 a f l


- = if a

U U-


e w* .. ,


"Copyrighted Material u

Syndicated Content B.

Available from Commercial News Providers"


* *


* *.




w *
lb .


p -


* *


-'

K .

6.1>1.


Emlymn


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


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442




1A YLOR MENTAL
IMMEDIATE OPENING
Full Time Counter Shop
Apply In Person: 523 N. Hwv. 98


Emlymn


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




We are now expanding our offices and are
looking for aggressive associates to join our team.
Call Elbert at 634-7460 or stop by for a visit.
Cumberlani RealtIF Group *200 N.W. 5th St


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

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


READING A *
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

l o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


NEEDED
LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4t" St.

MECHANIC
Exp. & working on Heavy
Equip. DFWP & EOE
1-800-537-3031.
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
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com
ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
(954)321-0621.

SALES PERSON & PARTS
COUNTER NEED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
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.
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.



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



CLEANING PERSON PT
Nights must have own
transportation Call Mon-Fri
9am-3pm (863)467-2982


Toll Free



1-877-3


I.


V M a n-F ri


* *


* *


00 "


. .








Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005 1


I~ Spca Noi


FRIDAY PRIME TIME FEBRUARY 11, 2005

6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

a WPTV News (cc) NBC Extra (s) Entertain Dateline NBC (s) (cc) Third Watch (s) (cc) Medical Invest. News (cc) Tonight
9 WPEC News (cc) INews Friends Holly- Joan of Arcadia (s) JAG "Fit for Duty" (s) NUMB3RS (N) (s) (cc) News (cc) Late
6a WTCE Praise the Lord (cc) ACLJ McGee Behind Great J. Osteen Hagee Praise the Lord (cc)
WPBF News ABC Fortune Jeopardy 8 Rules 8 Rules Hope Less 20/20 (cc) News Nightline
6 WFLX Simp- Simp- Seinfeld Raymond Bernie Bernie Jonny Zero (s) (PA) News Raymond Seinfeld
E WTVX King King 70s Show 70s Show Star Trek: Enterprise Road-Stardom Reba(s) BlueColl Friends Will
S WXEL News-Lehrer Florida Wealth Wash Wk Wall NOW(s) Carlson Journal Smiley Charlie Rose (s) (cc)

AMC Movie: *** No Way Out (1987) (Kevin Costner) Mqvie: *** The Color of Money (1986) (Paul Newman) Club Psycho III
ANIM Crocodile Hunter The Most Extreme Ultimate Zoo (N) ICrocdle-Diaries Miami Animal Police Ultimate Zoo
A&E City Confidential (cc) American Justice Biography "Michael Landon: Best Intentions" Bio.: Gilbert Amer. Justice
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live IBET com Movie: ** Caught Up (1998) Premiere. Club Comic View News |Maad
CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight Cooper 360 Paula Zahn Now (cc) Larry King Live (cc) NewsNight-Br. Lou Dobbs Tonight
CRT Holly- IMastrmn- Cops (s) ICops (s) The Investigators Forensic IForensic Forensic |Detective Power-Justice
DISC Monster Garage (cc) American Chopper American Chopper Southern Steel (N) American Hot Rod American Chopper
DISN Lizzie |Lizzie Phil So Raven Movie: *** Lilo & Stitch (2002) 1Movie: *** Lilo & Stitch (2002) (cc) So Raven
El For Love or Money E! News The Soup Whitney & Bobby: Hollywood Story |The Soup I|t's Good Stern Stern
ESP2 Billiards NFL NFL Live High School Basketball IBoxing: Laila Ali vs. Cassandra Geigger SportsCenter (Live)
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) (cc) NBA NBA Basketball: Nuggets at Cavaliers NBA Basketball
EWTN Le Chemin de Croix Daily Mass The World Over |Life |Rosary Defend- Gospel Fr. John Corapi
FAM 7th Heaven (s) (cc) Smallville "Magnetic" Movie: **1/2 One Fine Day (1996) Whose? Whose? The 700 Club (cc)
HGTV Weekend 1Land- Curb [House Decorat- |Sensible Designed Design Design Design Travis' Facelift
HIST True Crime Authors Modern Marvels (cc) Heavy Metal (cc) Mail Call Mail Call Modern Marvels (cc) Battle. Detect.
LIFE Golden Golden Movie: ** Sin and Redemption (1994) (cc) Movie: Ultimate Deception (1999) (cc) Merge (N) (cc)
NICK U-Pick (s) Rugrats Neutron lOddpar- Grown IRobot Sponge IOddpar- Full Hse. |Full Hse. Fresh Pr. jCosby
SCI Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Andromeda (s) (cc) Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Stargate Atlantis (s) Battlestar Galactica Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc)
TBS Seinfeld Seinfeld Raymond I Raymond Friends |Friends Movie: *,/2 A Night at the Roxbury (1998) Night-Roxbury
TCM Movie Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob Movie: **** Father of the Bride (1950) Movie: **** Tootsie (1982), Jessica Lange
TLC Clean Sweep In a Fix Clean Sweep (N) What Not to Wear (N) What Not to Wear Clean Sweep
SPIKE Police Videos CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn Untold Isiah Thomas. CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn
TNT Charmed (s) (cc) Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s) Movie: ** 1/2 Dead Presidents (1995) Movie: Shaft (2000)
UNI Viviana INoticiero La Mujer de Madera Rubi Amor Real Hospital |Escuelita Impacto INoticiero
USA JAG (s) (cc) (DVS) JAG (s) (cc) (DVS) Law & Order: SVU Monk (cc) Monk (N) (cc) Law & Order: SVU

HBO (5:15) Movie: Head Inside the NFL (s) Movie: *** The Last Samurai (2003) (Tom Cruise) 'R' 1st Look Un- Matrix
SHOW (5:25) Movie L Word I Movie: *** Trekkies (1997) 'PG'lMovie: **/2 Trekkies 2 (2004) Movie: ** Star Trek: Nemesis
TMC Movie: ** Agent Cody Banks (2003) 'PG' Movie: *** The Last Seduction (1994) 'R' IMovie: **'2 Consenting Adults lSummr


The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:










SO CALL TODAY!



j T.
.'--'









h e- .Must have a dependable
Okeechobeecar and provide excellent
service to our customers
News everyday.

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


Emlymn


SOkeechobee News I


The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
7Tie Daily Okech.iob. News s An Eqal Op, ornity EE player

NO PH N CL S L IS


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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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


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


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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 3 10
Tax Preparation 315




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


Empoyen


iEiT Joy'Te -
I ul Time1 Il


I- Spca Noi


0 mA


ITIRM in -


Services




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


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


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






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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 5,05
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 60)
Firewood 605
Furniture 110
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 621
Household Items 630i
Jewelry 635
Lamps-Lights 64'i
Luggage 6-45
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 700l
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONOITONER- '94, 3 1/2
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, 3 V2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
4365.


PTITTMI I in -


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, 28x172", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982
SCHOOL DESK, Antique,
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,
Highwaytnen 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

GE REFRIGERATOR
Full size, Frost
free. $50.
(863)357-0863.
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
VENT/FAN
For stove
Almond, $10
(863)634-5405
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


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


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



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

WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
863-610-8693.


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.


16 1=1 En, -


(863)467-8804 aft 6 pm



RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.



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


HONDA HELIX 250 1986
24K Original miles.
Asking $1275 or best offer.
(863)467-8870


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




COMPUTER- HP Pentiur II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
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, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing: $300 863-
674-0078.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
BOOKCASE/DESK
Wall unit
$75
(863)763-5792
BOOK STANDS rattan light
wood (2) $40 or will sep.
(863)357-1794 or
(863)697-6274
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.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
3 pcs. real wood, glass
door & shelves $100
(863)467-0184
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Armoire w/storage $100
(863)697-6274 or
(863)357-1794
KING SIZE Temtur-pedic
matt & boxspring $1000
(863)357-3358
***** *** **
KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

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

LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
MATTRESS- NASA Memory
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)342-7835.
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.
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
(863)635-4690.
SPOOL COFFEE TABLE
Lrg. coin made $35
(863)357-5754




EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

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.
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504
***r- k k* -* *** -


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




BENCH PRESS
W/110 pound weights
$40
(863)467-8915
MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751
PRO FORM TREADMILL
$100
(863)357-3358
-****-*- ****- -k Y k


Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 60
Seeds Plants'
Flowers 865



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





-LOOKING
-',*- TO BUY
'- 6 COWS
"l 863-673.1491


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


MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts '011)
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000


READING A NEWSPAPER...


Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
SCREENS, (1) 41x39 & (5)
29x33, good condition,
$12. (863)634-5405



SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


ALUMINUM SHED
19'x 8' w/carpet $600
Must be moved. (863)357-
0863.
AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
31.41
CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da. 13hp, 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 Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
31) 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.



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


AIR COMPRESSOR
14 hp Kohler Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
(863)447-0941
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hxl 8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.
TOW BAR Blue Ox Adenta
class ID 10,000 lbs. 2" re-
clever $300 or best offer
(863)467-7017



MOP-VAC Dirt devil new in
box, Great item & easy to
use $45 (863)675-8149



SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072
WANTED TO BUY
On a rent buy bases a Home
or DBL. wide in the Okee-
chobee area & does have
a down payment
(863)357-2346


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-40


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



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



Apartments 9:5
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 9c0
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 920
Land Rent -35
Resort Property
Rent ,.5
Roommate 95')
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960






OAKLAKE VILLAS
2/2, Townhouse
$950 mo, 1st/last,
$500 sec. (863)467-5965



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


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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale I( 1
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale i020
Houses Sale 10 5I
Hunting Property 10')0
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1141
Lots Sale I05,
Open House 1'150
Out of State
Property Sale I05,
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1t",:,
Resort Property -
Sale 10710
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl cO



Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407

N. Okeechobee, FL
20 Pristine acres
Young oak/fenced
$20,000 per acre firm
Prequalified
(863)357-6700



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



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


MOB HOME, '90- 60ft, 2BR,
2BA, completely fur-
nished, Ig carport, extra
driveway, shed, water sof-
tener, dishwasher, Must
see to appreciate. 2921
NE 5th Trail.34972. Adult
section (863)763-3050.

PACKAGE DEAL furnished
mobile home enclosed Fl
rm 1999 20' Pontoon Boat
& tri. Evinrude 50HP 4
stroke motor on Taylor
Creek in Okeechobee
$21,500 (772)225-0525/
(772)631-3233



Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3101
Marine Accessories rJ21-
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs :035


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
(863)824-6720
BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boats
up to 8' wide $175
(863)824-0455
BIMINI BOAT TOP New in
box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $175
(863)824-0455



BOAT, MOTOR, TRLR- 16'
fiberglass, open deck,
35HP/OB, tilt trir, console
steering, nice cond, w/all
extras, $950. neg.
(863)635-2683.
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
JON BOAT, 12 ft., with trail-
er, 15 hp Mercury, trolling
motor, $2000 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6112
JON BOAT 97' 18" 75HP
Johnson w/galv. trl/2 live-
wells troll motor $3500
(863)824-0455
KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
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
STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new ,battedries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trir, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
TROLLING MOTOR
12/24 VOLTS
$50
(863)467-8915
WATERPROOF BOAT Cover
fit up to 22' boats $75
(863)824-0455



JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.
LEDGER RV, '95- 36ft,
Windsor Manor RV Pk.
next to Okee Tantie & Kiss-
missee River on 78 West,
Lot #7. (863)467-4189.

PALOMINO STAMPEDE
'01- 21' slide out, many
extras, sips 7 in comfort,
$9950. (863)610-1674.
RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
S863-467-9157/634-2866

SUPERIOR, '72, 26 ft., new-
er generator, new tires &
transmission, $1500.


Employment
Part Time 2151









12 The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 11, 2005


(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
h1w tn Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker


YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.


Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-


Dry Sink
This do-it-yourself version of
an early American dry sink is
as practical as it is handsome.
The project features three big
drawers and two shelves
inside the cabinet door.
The dry sink measures
about 37 in. long by 35 in.
high by 17 in. deep.
Dry Sink plan
(No. 774)... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package
3 other plans
(No. C58))... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


FRANKLIN '05, 32' Super-
slide C/A, W/D loaded
Smoke free no pets
$17,300. 239-699-1365

FRANKLIN '05- 38ft, 3 slide
outs, loaded, Must Sell!!,
$19,800. (941)448-5606.


Trailer
'33, Florida room. Fully
Furnished. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4,105
Autos Wanted 4011
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks J020
Construction
Equipment 10'25
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40235
Heavy Duty Trucks 404'0
Parts Repairs 401i1,:
Pickup Trucks 4050u
Sport Utility 4C055
Tractor Trailers 4I60
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 070


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

CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633:


Don't Sweat it!
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 CAMRO 88' needs
Irans. work $500
(863)763-7217 or
(863)697-8662 cell

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.

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


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



CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0941
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.'


lAutomobiles


I Automobiles


I Pb ic,-No ice


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 trl.
$1600
(863)467-7057


ENCLOSED BOX TRL.
6x10 exc. cond.
$2000
(863)357-5754

UTILITY TRAILER 7x8
$300 or best offer.
(863)357-2757


I P Ic-ha t I.e


Public Notices



Public Notice %fia
State Public -
Legal Notice 550j


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2003-CA-140
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTHONY W. HICKS; NICHOLE E.
MARGERUM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF NICHOLE E. MARGERUM; UN-
KNOWN TENANT I, and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County, Flri-
da, will on the 22nd day of Feb..
2005, at 11:00 AM at front steps of
the Courthouse in Okeechobee,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
est bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Okee-
chobee County, Florida:
Lot 29, Block 3, DIXIE RANCH ES-
TATES, according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 33 of the Public
Records of Okeechobee Couny,
Florida.
Any any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees,
pursuant to the Final Judgement
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style o which is indi-
cated above.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 9th day of
Feb., 2005,
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation to participation in
this proceeding should contact
Court Administrative Office, ADA
Coordinator (407-468-1472), not
later than seven (7) days prior to
proceeding, 304 NW. 2d Street,
Room 111, Okeechobee, Florida
33472. II hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771. or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service. I Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Carol White
Deputy Clerk
553425 ON 2/11,15/05

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


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


NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County
Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construc-
tion Industry Licensing Board will
hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
March 1, 2005 @ 3:30. The public
meeting will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Commission
Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
For more information, contact
Vickie Trexler at the Planning and
Development Department, 499
N W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the
opportunity to be heard at this pub-
lic meeting. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Licens-

need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the Depart-
ment.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
552402 ON 2/11,20/05

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


Community Events


Baptist church sponsors concert
Loren and Gloria Wissman and their 12 children from Seward,
Neb., will be in concert on Feb. 17 at the First Baptist Church. Their
Christian-based music comes in many flavors gospel, bluegrass,
traditional and contemporary hymns along with patriotic songs. The
free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 410 S.W.
Fourth St. For information call (863) 763-2171.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on 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.


Ladies ministry plans chicken dinner
The Church of God Ladies Ministry will be preparing a smoked
chicken dinner on Feb. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. for a donation of $5
per meal. There will be carry out or free delivery within the city lim-
its. The dinner will consist of a quarter smoked chicken, scalloped
potatoes, green beans, roll and pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-
4127 or (863) 467-1750. You can pick up your meal a 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. Call early for delivery at a specific time.

Ladies group plans bake sale
The Northside Baptist Church ladies group is having a bake and
yard sale on Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 1801 U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, call (863) 763-2472.


Hospice hosting blood drive
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will be hosting a
blood drive on Friday, Feb. 18, from 9-a.m. until 2 p.m. All donors will
have the opportunity to win a weekly drawing for a Sweetheart's
Package, which includes a pair of movie tickets, dinner for two and a
floral arrangement. Five winners will be contacted weekly. For infor-
mation, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

Women's business luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Women's Business Luncheon is scheduled for
Feb. 18 at the Brahma Bull. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., and
lunch is at noon. Bring flyers and business cards to share, and also a
giveaway item. For information, call (800) 299-8878.


Buckle Up for Child Passenger Safety Week


By Terry Schiavone
Regional Administrator,
NHTSA, Southeast Region
A nation-wide effort to pre-
vent child fatalities due to car
crashes begins this Child Passen-
ger Safety Week, February 13
through 19. Whether heading to
the local grocery store or gearing
up for a family outing on Valen-
tine's Day, ensuring that your
children are safely buckled into
their car seats should be a top
priority. It could mean the differ-
ence between life and death in
the event of an automotive
tragedy.
Nearly 1,200 children under
the age of 10 were killed in car
crashes in 2003 across the
nation, with almost 300 occur-
ring in the Southeast alone. Plac-
ing children in the proper safety
seats and restraints dramatically


decreases the likelihood of
injury' or death during a car
crash. But to be effective, those
restraints must be used correctly.
The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA)
recommends booster seats for
children from.about age four to
at least eight years old, and those
that weigh 40 pounds or less, or
are smaller than 4 feet 9 inches
tall. Many people also do not
realize that children 12 years of
age or younger should always
ride in the backseat of a vehicle.
In the event of a car crash, chil-
dren seated in front could be
severely injured or killed by the
force of deploying air bags,
which also endangers infants in
rear-facing child safety seats
positioned in the front passenger
seat.
Additional ways to ensure
that children 'are properly


secured when riding in a vehicle
is to thoroughly review the safety
seat installment instructions and
the vehicle owner's manual or
have your child safety seats
checked at a Child Safety Seat
Inspection Station. Visit the
NHTSA Web site at
www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting to
find an inspection station near
you. Remember, buckling up
isn't enough to save a child's life.
You also must make sure that the
safety seat is installed properly in
your vehicle.
This Child Passenger Safety
Week, familiarize yourself with
every aspect of your child's safe-
ty prior to any excursion. Those
,few minutes just might save the
life of someone you hold dear.
For more information on Child
Passenger Safety Week, visit
www.nhtsa.dot.gov.


Yellow journalism?






Not us!


C'~l~e lrr~ Ort 5.c-choc trwv-
a e r


Okechbv amw
()kcLM' PAM ONcv


Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Busy little gardeners
Okeechobee High School Agriculture Teacher Roger McWaters (center) and his class
helped third graders at South Elementary School plant a garden. The gardening activity
took pace Tuesday behind South. The young horticulturists, planted strawberry, toma-
toes, corn, peanuts, peas, cotton and flowers.


In this age of exploitive and trashy media, we're proud to

be different. We believe in operating and publishing our

newspaper as a public trust.



Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out

the best in our community and its people. We seek the

highest common denominators, not the lowest. We don't

engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve suc-

cess on the high road.



How are we doing?



Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or call-

ing your editor.







Okeechobee News


Community Service Through Journalism


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CONSIDER A FINAL PLAT
FOR TAYLOR CREEK ESTATES
NOTICE: Thomas C. Close, President of Close Construction, Inc. has
filed a Final Plat Application on behalf of the property owner, Gary Eu-
banks, with the City of Okeechobee, Florida. The FINAL PUBLIC HEAR-
ING will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Ave-
nue, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encour-
aged to attend For a copy of the agenda contact City Administration at
(863) 763-3372 x212.
The proposed project is a 6 lot Residential Single Family Subdivision.
The land area is approximately 17,627 square feet. The legal description
being Lots L and K of Block 252, Replat o' Block 252, City of Okeecho-
bee. The property is located between Southeast 2nd ad 3rd Streets and
Southeast 5th and 6th Avenues. The complete application materials can
be reviewed in the General Services Department located at City Hall,
Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m to 4:3C0 p.m excluding holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter

S. ,,terested person wil need a record of
h ,- .1 ',1,1 1, .,,pose may need to ensure a verbatim
,,, i ......... which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215: if heading or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
553241 ON 2/11,21/05


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Worklorce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Con-
sortium announces a public meet-
ing of the Executive Committee to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Friday, February 18,
2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway.#1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-

I | r I rI ,' : 1 :. i'i.. Ii1 -j ,-1,
testimony and evidence upon
A I ., '.,j ,,-, 1... I, :,, ].,i. ,, :.
view.
553694 ON 2/11/05

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!