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Vol. 96 No. 43


Saturday, February 12, 2005


504 Plus tax


Inside

Woman who found
baby was the mother
The woman who claimed to
have seen a baby being tossed
from a moving car fabricated
the story as a cover to abandon
her newborn and hide an
unwanted pregnancy from her
family, authorities said Friday.
"It's not as horrible as we
first thought," Broward County
Sheriff Ken Jenne said. "The
baby was never thrown out of a
moving car. This is the case of a
disturbed woman who gave
birth and did not want to keep
her child."
Jenne said the woman,
identified as Patricia Pokriots,
38, kept her pregnancy a secret
from her family and others. She
had planned to take the baby to
authorities, then built her story
around seeing two people in a
large white sedan arguing.
"One story built upon the
other," Jenne said.
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Source: Florida Division
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feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds .. .12-13
Comics .......... .11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .11
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Jeff Sabin of Waste Management uses a plastic garbage bag and a toy Waste Manage-
ment truck to demonstrate to Okeechobee County Commissioners how Waste Man-
agement seals up landfill cells when they reach capacity. Mr. Sabin addressed com-
missioners at their Thursday meeting to discuss ongoing concerns.

Official admits odor a problem


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday meeting,
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners heard a lengthy pres-
entation from Jeff Sabin of
Waste Management as a fol-
low up to issues discussed at
the board's Dec. 2 meeting.
'He said he wanted to
address, ongoing issues and
answer questions. However,
he did reserve the right to
answer questions in writing if
he felt necessary.
Commissioner Clif Betts
asked why Mr. Sabin's co-
workers, Carolyn McCreedy
and Mike Stallard, were not
there. They had also appeared
before the board at the Dec. 2
meeting.
Mr. Sabin replied that he
was the designated represen-
tative in order to be consistent
on responses, and that on Dec.
2 his company made some
commitments.
"It's important to follow
through; our corporate office
is committed and involved,"
he added. "We have to be


proactive and reactive."
He admitted that odor was
an ongoing problem before
the hurricanes. He stated that
the hurricanes compounded
the problem, but that the
storms were not the only
cause of odors.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
noted that he was glad Waste
Management had stopped
blaming hurricanes so much
for the odors since the compa-
ny had received warning let-
ters eight months to a year
before the storms.
"I will not deny that there
have been objectionable
odors," Mr. Sabin replied.
Mr. Posey asked who made
the determination that an odor
was objectionable.
Mr. Sabin replied that the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP)
made that determination.
He spoke of establishing
lines of communications and
informed the commissioners
of the Good Neighbor Com-
munication Plan his company
was instituting to reply in writ-


ing to complaints from. com-
missioners and others.
"No excuses, we need to
take action," is Waste Manage-
ment's theme, said Mr. Sabin.
He referred to a settlement
plan with DEP to remove
whole tires that are dumped in
the landfill.
He noted that his company
has covered the leachate pond
to exclude rainwater.
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked if the leachate leaves the
area.
"Only in trucks to be treat-
ed," was Mr. Sabin's reply..
He assured the commis-
sioners that Waste Manage-
ment has ample capacity to
handle leachate.
Mr. Sabin said Waste Man-
agement is planning to put in
more gas wells to burn off the
gas and more aggressively
cover the working areas.
Using aerial photographs,
he gave an overview of his
company's operations.
To illustrate how his com-
See Landfill Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The proposed fiscal year
(FY) 2006 budget sent to the
U.S. Congress by the Jack-
sonville District of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
(COE) contains over $20 mil-
lion earmarked for Lake Okee-
chobee.
The total budget for the
COE Civil Works program is
$4.513 billion, while proposed
construction, operations and
maintenance projects for the
Jacksonville District total $237
million.
The proposed budget was
sent to Congress Monday, Feb.
7.
Of, that Jacksonville


amount, $16.9 million is for
rehabilitation of the Herbert
Hoover Dike; $2,306,000 is for
aquatic plant removal; and,
$2,060,000 is for the Okee-
chobee Waterway.
According to Richard Bon-
ner, deputy district engineer in
the Jacksonville office, there
are spots in the dike surround-
ing Lake Okeechobee that
need to be repaired. The
majority of the leakage is
around the south end of the
lake, he said.
"The most significant prob-
lems are around the south end
of the lake," said Mr. Bonner.
"I think the north end is in bet-
ter shape, probably due to
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Student gets award nomination


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
With so much negativity sur-
rounding the youth of this coun-
try, it is refreshing to learn that
some still take their studies,
families and communities seri-
ously.
Thirteen-year old Ashley
Nicole Handley is such a per-
son.
I Most young teens have
dreams of their futures. Some
want to play in the NFL or NBA.
Others want to become runway
models, teachers, police offi-
cers, professional surfers or
NASCAR drivers. They dream of
fame and wealth.
-But Ashley doesn't just
dream.
This eighth-grade student at
Osceola Middle School is
already taking steps to achieve
her goal of attending the Univer-
sity of Florida and becoming a
plastic surgeon.
Ashley has a 4.0 grade point
average and is a member of the


National Junior Honor Society.
She is also an active member of
the FFA. She is working toward
as many scholarship opportuni-
ties as will become available as
she enters high school.
"I will apply for as many
scholarships as I can," she stat-
ed,
In addition to advanced
classes, Ashley is interested in
participating in some sort of
sport at Okeechobee High
School.
"I was thinking about soft-
ball but it may interfere with my
FFA. Maybe I can try out for flag
football or even girls'
wrestling," she stated.
She is definitely a young lady
on a mission.
"I want to be a plastic sur-
geon or have a career in some
other aspect of the medical
field. If my writing can help me
achieve my goals, that would be
great," she explained.
Ashley wrote a poem titled
"One Day, This Day" for an Eng-


li.sh class assignment. Her
teacher Donna Garcia submit-
ted it to the NCAA for considera-
tion.
"Ashley is assiduous. She has
intrinsic motivation to achieve
anything she desires. She's a
great student and a pleasure to
have in class," stated Mrs. Gar-
cia.
"Ashley is one of the most
excited-to-be-at-school stu-
dents I've ever met. She is
always doing the best job she
can do. She is a leader within
her group of friends. She is a
wonderful student to have in
class," said Pam Hudson,
another of Ashley's teachers.
Recently she, her parents
and teacher received notifica-
tion that Ashley had been offi-
cially nominated as a USAA
National English Award winner.
As a result of this nomination,
Ashley's personal biography
will be printed in the USAA
See OMS-Page 2


Courtesy photo
Ashley Nicole Handley was recently nominated as a United
States Achievement Academy National English Award winner
for a poetry entry titled "One Day, This Day".


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News Briefs

Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three
years, and either city or county
residents may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.

Missing teen
is found dead
JACKSONVILLE The body
of a missing Tampa Bay-area
teenager was found in a home,
and two men were being ques-
tioned in the death, police said.
Joshua Corriveau, 14, died
from trauma to his upper body,
said St. Petersburg police
spokesman Bill Proffitt.
Sheriff's deputies found his
body Thursday in a home in Jack-
sonville, Proffitt said. Two men
who were in the home were
taken into custody but not arrest-
ed after the discovery, officials
said. They were identified as
William Steven Popjes, 36, and his
adopted son Christopher James
Barrow, 21.
The teen's mother, Donna Cor-
riveau, said the two men lived
with her and Joshua in St. Peters-
burg for more than a year.
She told police that her son left
voluntarily o'n Nov. 9 with Popjes
and Barrow, and she hadn't heard
from them since.
Authorities had gone to the
Jacksonville home Thursday as
part of a bank fraud investigation
when the body was found.

Mailbox bomber


gets probation
WEST PALM BEACH A man
who pleaded guilty to blowing up
mailboxes and possessing child
pornography was sentenced to
five years probation, despite a
prosecutor's recommendation
that he serve 40 years in prison.
Yona Rabinowitz, 19,
addressed the court Thursday
before he was sentenced by Cir-
cuit Judge Jack Cook, who said
he felt Rabinowitz wasn't a dan-
ger to society any longer.
Rabinowitz, then 17, and two
other Olympic Heights High
School students were arrested in
February 2003 for blowing up
mailboxes. The other two boys
received juvenile sanctions for
their actions. .
He pleaded guilty in October
2003 to two charges of blowing
up mailboxes and two charges of
attempting to blow up mailboxes.
He also pleaded guilty to child
pornography charges in return for
a sentence of five years' proba-
tion, which will run concurrent
with' his probation in the bomb-
ing case.

Muslim group's ad
canceled by station
TAMPA A Christian radio
station canceled an advertising
contract with a Muslim organiza-
tion, saying that the 30-second
spot didn't serve its listeners
because the group recruits peo-
ple to Islam.
Christopher Gould, general
manager at WTBN-AM, said
Thursday that it was unfortunate a
contract had been signed, but the
company reserves the right to
reject advertising after it reviews
the content.
The advertisement discussed a
Saturday event promoting dia-
logue between Christians and
Muslims at the University of South
Florida.
The Tampa Bay-area station
will refund the Islamic council's
$300, Gould said.
The contract had been signed
by a sales manager when the pro-
motions department reviewed the.
ad. Gould said he checked out the
council's Web site and concluded
the group is "clearly interested in
recruiting people" to Islam.
Bedier said his group's intent
was not to convert people, but to
encourage dialogue, protect civil
liberties and promote mutual
understanding.
WTBN is owned by Salem
Communications, a radio broad-
casting company with Christian
teaching and talk serving'as its.
main format. The company owns
95 stations nationwide, according
to its Web site.


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there being more rock in the
dike around the north end."
He said the most severe prob-
lems with the dike "... are often
on the outside of the dike. We'll
be working where the worst
seepage is."
Other than as-needed repairs,
not much has been done to the
110-mile dike around Lake
Okeechobee since the major cul-
vert modifications were com-
pleted in the 1970s.
Mr. Bonner said the current
levee system was started around
1935 and some of the Herbert
Hoover dike was placed on top
of existing dikes. And due to the
work that was done and the life
of the dike there is a "certain
amount of potentially damaging
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National Awards Yearbook.
In addition to this honor, she
Snow qualifies as a candidate who
can apply for one of the USAA col-
lege scholarships. Only outstand-
ing achievers like Ashley, whose
names appear in the yearbook,
are invited to apply for these
scholarships.
Ashley is the daughter of Ali-
son and Jack Handley.
Ashley's award-winning poem
is as follows:
"One Day, This Day"
By Ashley Nicole Handley
Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jean,
The four worst storms Florida
has ever seen;
Lives lost and homes taken,


How one day, this day, it would
soon be forsaken;
Wishing it had never come at
all,
So no one would see Florida
fall;
How the winds would tear
everything apart,
It broke the whole world's
heart;
When it came time to get life
back in order,
People would come and help
from border to border;
From all of the help they were
giving,
Giving time, money and effort
so the others would get
Back to living;
Later when all is fixed and
done,
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pany closes a landfill cell, he
used a plastic garbage bag and a
toy Waste Management truck
As to the litter problem, Mr.
Sabin said his company was
dealing with the problem -
both with employees and con-
tractors. He said that some con-
tractors are coming in without
tarps covering their loads.
Mr. Sabin said Waste Manage-
ment would issue progressive
warnings to companies doing
business with them and he sug-
gested that Waste Management
might partner with the sheriff in
enforcing litter laws.
"I'm open to suggestions," he
said of the litter problem.
Mr. Betts said that 60 percent
of the litter could be eliminated
by inspecting trucks coming out
of the landfill.
Mr. Sabin suggested that
cameras be trained on the out-
going trailers.
Mr. Posey asked if Waste Man-
agement's litter control program
could be extended to include the
portion of Berman Road
between S.R. 70W. and S.R. 710.
Mr. Sabin said his company
would consider that idea.
Mr. Sabin told the board the
landfill's current operating hours
are 4 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday
through Friday, and 4 a.m. until 5
p.m. on Saturday. He added that
there is some limited Sunday
service.
Right after the hurricanes, the
landfill was operating around
the clock. The hours have now
been reduced but he noted that
cleanup of storm debris is not
over.
However, Mr. Sabin predicted
that in March, April and May
there would be a decline in
deliveries of storm debris to the
landfill.
Mr. Betts asked Mr. Sabin
when there would be a signifi-
cant odor reduction.
Mr. Sabin replied that by the
end of the month, several cells
would be closed and waste
would be delivered to new cells.
He said that would help.
"We are under the watchful
eye of not only our neighbors
but the DEP," Mr. Sabin asserted.
Mr. Betts noted that if the
waste is covered as it is dumped
the odor should be reduced.
He charged that waste
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He said it will take 10 to 15
years to complete the work. He
said some of the repairs will con-
sist of digging slurry trenches
and filling them with concrete,
while adding more rock to the
face of the dike may be sufficient
to rehabilitate portions of the
dike.
He also said seepage prob-
lems have not been caused by
the armored catfish, which likes
to burrow into mud banks.
"The dike is so massive, the
catfish are not really a problem,"
he said. "But, we have to worry
about the those natural process-
es, as well as those exotic
processes."
As for the aquatic plant
removal, Mr. Bonner said these
funds are intended to be used to
pay for the spray program. The
spray program consists of spray-
ing floating mats of vegetation
- such as water lettuce and


weekends in not covered until
Monday, increasing the odor on
weekends.
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked when cells are closed.
Mr. Sabin replied that they are
closed when a certain elevation
is reached.
Mr. Domer, voiced a com-
plaint that trucks are sometimes
backed up out to Berman Road
waiting to go through the scales.
Mr. Sabin said his company
was looking at reconfiguring
traffic patterns.
Terry Cannon, a resident of
Dark Hammock Road, who lives
2 miles from the landfill,
addressed the board and
accused Waste Management of
using a "band-aid approach" to
odor problems.
He said he had asked many
people if they have smelled the
landfill and they replied "yes."
"Odors must not be allowed
to leave the site, Mr. Cannon
charged.
He said Waste Management
has a street sweeper that is
always parked and he com-
plained of trash around the
entrance.
"There are ways to control
the odor problem and it must be
done," he asserted.
He suggested several possi-
ble solutions including bringing
in another company, lowering
the tonnage, restricting out-of-
county garbage and refusing to
take sludge.Mr. Cannon urged
Waste Management Officials to:
"read the DEP and county per-
mits that they signed and just do
it." "They have complete disre-
gard of the permits they signed,"


water hyacinth with agents
designed to kill the flotsam and
open up navigation.
"We're slowly getting out of
that kind of activity," said Mr.
Bonner. "We have a lesser
amount (budgeted) this year,
but it won' impact the Kissim-
mee, St. Johns or Lake Okee-
chobee. We just have to priori-
tize our work a little more.
"All of our programs took
some cuts," he added.
The money sought for the
Okeechobee Waterway is main-
ly to pay locktenders, security
and some to Homeland Security.
EDITOR'S NOTE: More informa-
tion on the FY2006 COE Civil
Works budget, including state-by-
state breakdown, is available on
the COE web site at
www.usace.army.mil/civil-
works/cedwb/budget/budget.pdf.


he asserted"You can take away
their permit," he said to com-
missioners.
Mr. Cannon suggested that a
DEP employee be on duty at the
landfill at all times and that
Waste management pay for this
person's salary.
He claimed that the north
slope of the landfill is a mess and
that less then 10 percent of the
slope is covered.
After-, the meeting County
Administrator George Long stat-
ed-that there is no county permit
issued to Waste Management.
He said the county only issued
Waste Management a business
license. While the commission-
ers are concerned with Waste
Management not violating envi-
ronmental regulations, he said,
those regulations are enforced
by DEP.
Local businessperson Gail
Powers said she was building a
case against Waste Mangment.
She claimed that Waste Man-
agement is not complying with
DEP regulations and that the
commissioners are ignoring the
problem.
Ms. Powers claimed the com-
missioners should restrict the
number of tons of garbage
allowed at the landfill until
Waste Management comes into
compliance.
Mr. Woods asked if that
would eliminate the odors. ;
Mr. Abney requested that
Waste Management report to the
commissioners once a quarter.
Mr. Sabin agreed and promised
to respond in writing to some of
the questions raised at the meet-
ing.


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 12, 2005


Progress

Osceola Middle School (OMS)
7th grader Sarah Murrow and
North Elementary School's Emily
Raulerson represented Okee-
chobee in the Regional Spelling
Bee on Wednesday in West Palm
Beach. Ten spellers, representing
Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach, and
Okeechobee counties, competed
for an all-expense paid trip to
Washington, DC, and a spot in the
National Spelling Bee in May. Emily
hung in there with the much older
crowd, then fell in round three.
Sarah sailed through polychrome,
chisel, prelude, marathon until she
was just one of three left at the
competition. At that point, they
moved into more advanced words,
and Sarah continued with "subor-
nation" and graticule before trip-
ping up on periphery. The two
finalists went just two more rounds
before a victor was declared. Con-
gratulations to both Emily and
Sarah for representing Okee-
chobee well!
FCAT.Writing is now under the
eighth graders' belts, as they took
the big test on Tuesday. The FCAT
Writing test consists of a 45-minute
timed essay on a surprise persua-
sive or expository topic.
The essays are graded by a state
panel of graders according to four


reports

qualities: Focus (whether the
essay stays on the topic), Organiza-
tion (whether it has a clear organi-
zation with an introduction, body,
and conclusion), Support
(whether the essay contains plenty
of support for the points), and Con-
ventions (proper mechanics and
usage). For the first time this year,
the test also has a multiple choice
section which tests the students
over grammar and mechanics.
The eighth graders have been
preparing all year to be successful
at this type of writing, and the lan-
guage arts department have taken
great strides to help the sixth and
seventh graders with lots of prac-
tice and instruction as well. For the
second year, we administered a
mock test on the same day as the
big test in order to give the sixth'
and seventh grade students a taste
of what's to come.
The eighth grade language arts
teachers will grade the essays from
the underclassmen just as the
FCAT scorers would, and the stu-
dents will be able to see where
they need to improve to be ready
for the real test in eighth grade.
Thanks to all this preparation, we
have many accomplished writers
at OMS. We look forward to seeing
the writing scores in May.


go home with students on Feb. 15


Mr. Brown would like to con-
gratulate the 38 students who
passed the "Agenda Pull" test this
week. Ten random names were
pulled from each team, and Mr.
Brown checked these students'
agendas for proper use. OMS stu-
dents are expected to record the
day's-assignments and homework
in their agendas, have their parents
review and sign as needed, and to
keep up with their recent grades in
each class. Students on the list
whose agendas passed the inspec-
tion were rewarded with a couple
of warm cookies from the OMS
cafeteria.
While the cookies were deli-
cious, the real reward for the stu-
dents is being prepared with all
their assignments and therefore
more successful in school. Con-
gratulations on a job well done to:
Priscilla Aguilar, Dallon Boyd,
Kevin Christianson, Brittney Free-
man, Cody Johns, Michaela Miller,
Marshall Platt, Amber Thomas,
Vance Wilkerson; Miranda Barney,
Ralph Buchheit, Micheal Cornell,
Marissa Garcia, Robert Lange,
Mykia Smith, Andrew Young,'
Aaron Bass, Brooke Durham,
Rebecca Hair, Samantha Perry,
David Sanchez, Kimberly Young,
Randy Biegel, Ashley Gabor, Dillon


.. --iK-"
Courtesy photo/OMS
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week. They are (front row, left
to right) Tonia Gray Santiago Puebla, Angelica Rodriguez (back row, left to right) Christina
Shank, Crystal Perez, Cherie Huddleston, Jamesha Koger, and Sarah Jones. Not pictured:
Patricia Sulzer.


Hobson, Gloria Jenkins, Kayla
Raulerson, Randi Barnes, Richard
Hall, Caitlin Higgins, Corey Krum,
Salomon Mejia, Norma Murgia,


Jason Polk, Patricia Sulzer, Heather
Wofford, Reggie Jones, and Blake
Peirick.
Upcoming Events: Feb. 15:


Progress reports go home; Feb. 17-
18: Regional Science Fair; Feb. 21:
Hurricane Make-up Day; School
will be in session.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Okeechobee City
Police Department
Jan. 31
Alarm, N.W Ninth St.
Alarm, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident, N.W Fifth St.
Juvenile problem, S.W 14th St.
Drugs/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Park St.
Service call, S.E. 12th St.
Traffic accident, N.W Park St.
Traffic accident, Main light.
Traffic accident, S.E. Park St.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Worthless checks, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, N.W Seventh
St.
Feb. 1
Stolen/vehicle/civil matter, N.W.
13th St:
Prowler/building check, S.W
Fifth St.
Information, N. Parrott Ave.
Information, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Lost/found property, N.E. Park
St.
Trespassing, S. ParrottAve: ...


Standby, N.W. 11th Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.
Parrott Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Park St.
Feb. 2
Worthless checks, N. Parrott
Ave.
Illegal trash dumping, N.W
13th St.
Disabled vehicle, S.E. 10th Ave.
Service call, S.E. Second Ave.
Assist another department, S.W
Second St.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Information, N.W Ith Ave.
Alarm, N.E. Fifth St.
Information, N.E. Ninth St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Attempt contact, N.E. Third St.
Feb.3
Unwanted guest, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, N.E. Ninth St.
Disabled vehicle, N.W Park St.
Information, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance, N. Parrott Ave.
Forgery, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance, N. Parrott Ave.
Forgery, N.E. Park St.


Traffic accident, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott
Ave.
Civil matter, N.W 1lth Ave.
Child/elder abuse, N.W Ninth
Ave.
Service call, N. Parrott Ave.
Feb. 5
Reckless driver, N.W Ninth Ave.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Escort, S.W Fourth St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.
Seventh Ave.
Traffic accident/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.W Second Ave.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Animal complaint, S.W Fifth
Ave.
Larceny/theft, N.W Seventh St.
Alarm, N.W Seventh Ave.
Larceny/theft/information, S.
Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 11th Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Information, N.W Ninth Ave.
Information/missing
person/runaway, N.W Seventh


Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.
Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W Park St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.E. Sixth St.
Information, S.E. Fourth St.
Fight/juvenile problem, S.W
Second St.
Disabled vehicle, N.E. Park St.
Assault/battery, S.E. Second St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody.
Feb. 7
Alarm, S.W 14th St..
Missing person/runaway, S.W
14th St.
Disabled vehicle, N.W Second
St.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, U.S. 441 N.
Traffic accident, N.E. Fifth St.
Child/elder abuse, S. Parrott
Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Ninth
Ave.
Traffic accident/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W Ninth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W Park St.


Arrest Reports


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Christopher Miller, 19, of
Highway 78 W was arrested on
Feb. 7 and charged with violation
of probation flee, elude/fail to stop.
No bond was set.
* Larry Wright, 35, of N.E.
Fourth St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 6 and charged
with amended violation of proba-
tion possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell and
amended violation of probation -
sale of cocaine. Bond was set at
$2,000.
- Kerry Ramon Wimberly, 32,
of N.E. 14th Ave. in Okeechobee
was arrested on Feb. 7 and charged
with lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion offender over 18 victim 12-16
years of age and lewd and lascivi-
ous conduct offender over 18 years
of age.
Tracey Lynn Lies, 39, of S.E.
Fourth Terrace was arrested on
Feb. 7 and charged with DUI and


driving while license suspended
with knowledge. Bond was set at
$1,000.
Marlon Medrano, 43, of
Clewiston was arrested on Feb. 7
and charged with violation of pro-
bation grand theft. Medrano was
released on his own recognizance.
Scotty Crum, 30, of U.S. 441
S.E. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Feb. 7 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Bond was set
at $11,000.
Christopher Miller, 19, of
Highway 78 N. was arrested on
Feb. 7 and charged with burglary of
a conveyance/principal in first and,
petit theft/principal in first. Bond
wassetat$13,000.
Thomas John Bontempo, 21,
of Juno Beach was arrested on
Feb. 8 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine. Bond was set at
$5,000.
Ricky Tagle, 35, of N.W.
Eighth St. was arrested on Feb. 7
and charged with possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at $5,000.
Byron Williams, 40, of N.E.
13th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 8 and charged


Obituary

Alta Edesel Smith He was preceded in death by
his son, All en Edesel Smith.
Alta Edesel Smith, age 75 of Survived by: his wife, Marilyn
Okeechobee died Friday Feb. 11, Smith of Okeechobee; two
2005, at his home. He was born daughters, Grace Delane Stewart
May 19, 1929, in Coleman, Ala. to of Okeechobee; Myra B. Flynn or
Herman and Bee Smith. He was a San Diego, Calif.; six grandchil-
retired truck driver and self dren; and four great-grandchil-
employed shrimper. Mr. Smith dren.
came to Okeechobee from Miami The family will hold a memori-
in 1982. He was an avid fisherman al service at a later date.
and had served our country in the All arrangements are entrusted
US Army during the Korean War. to the loving care of Bass Okee-
Mr. Smith married his wife, Mari- chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
lyn, in 1955. matory.



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with escape, high speed or wanton
fleeing, violation of probation loi-
tering and prowling.
Jose Rosario Garcia, 25, of
U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 8 and charged
with violation of probation aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Michael Vasquez, 27, of N.W
Second St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 8 and charged
with driving while license suspend-
ed felony. Bond was set at $2,500.
Charles Edward Berryman,
30, of N.E. 32nd Ave. in Okee-
chobee was arrested on Feb. 8 and
charged with assault. Bond was set
at $250.


Windijean Michelle Smith, 31,
of Palm Bay was arrested on Feb. 8
and charged with DUI impairment
with priors and child abuse. Bond
was set at $3,000.
Brenda Deloise Jarvis, 37, of
N.E. 18th Terr. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 8 and charged
with aggravated battery (domes-
tic/pregnant). Bond was set at
$10,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


Specific information, S.W. Sixth
St.
Reckless driver, S.W Second St.
Reckless driver, S.E. Seventh St.
Information, S.W. 14th St.
Child/elder abuse, S.E. Second
Ave.
Police service call, S.E. 10th Ave.
Prowler/peeping tom/building
check, S.W 17th St.
Feb. 8
Juvenile problem, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.W 15th St.
Police service call, S. Parrott
Ave.
Worthless checks, S. Parrott
Ave.
Traffic accident, S.W Park St.
Information, N.W Park St.
Traffic accident, S Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident; N. Parrott Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave..
Police service call, N.W Seventh
Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction, N.W
Park St.
Disturbance/neighbor problem,
S. Parrott Ave..,. _
Roadblock/obstruction, City.
Police service call, Industrial
Park.
Man down/sick person, N.E.
Park St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Second St.
Suspicious incident, N.W Third


Unwanted guest/prisoner in
custody, N.E. Park St.
Disabled vehicle, N.E. Park St.
Feb.9
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.E.
Sixth Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.E.
Park St.
Police service call, S. Parrott
Ave.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W Ninth
Ave.
Larceny/theft, N.E. Seventh Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W 10th St.
Information/obscene phone
call, S.E. Second Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction, S.W
14th St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, N.W 1 lth St.
Police service call, S.W Sixth St.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Domestic/disturbance, N.E.
Park St.
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W Park St.
Shooting/criminal mischief,
S.W Third Ave.
Suspicious incident/hit and run,
S.E. Eighth Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S.E. Second


Fight, S.E. Second St. St.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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Catch and Release
"I would like to comment on the fish that the people from
the ndrth catch. I am from Ohio, and that is pretty far north; all
the fish I catch I put back in the lake. Some I give to the old peo-
ple around me that can't fish anymore."
Pay Offs
"I see where the Bush brothers paid off the Latino voters
here in Florida that have been helping them for going on the
fifth year. How can one restaurant sell five winning tickets on
the Fantasy when there were seven winning tickets, but five
were sold in that restaurant. You don't have to be a rocket scien-
tist to figure this out."
Too Many Fish
"According to my fishing license and the newspaper you can
have 50 specks in your possession. Anything over that you are
breaking the law. A law breaker is a criminal. It doesn't matter
how much you say you are a Christian, if you have over 50 fish
you are a criminal."
Roofers
"I hope all you people that are hiring these out-of-town
roofers know what you are doing. They get in here and send a
slick talking salesmen in to get you to sign a contract and you
are going to get fleeced. They don't guarantee their work and if
they say they will, they will be long gone. They promise you the
moon. If you are smart you will be patient you will wait and hire
local roofers."
Poor Service
"This is to the person who calls us Bush bashers. To whoev-
er keeps calling in and saying that the people callinging in and talk-
ing about Bush are still sore over the election, this has nothing
to do with that. They are pointing out the quality of service he
has done for this country. He has done a poor, poor service to
this country and shouldn't even be in there."
Big Trash Can
"This is in regard to the people that pick up the trash cans. If
you have weaklings that can't pick up a trash can and put it on
the truck to empty it there is something wrong. You need to
start hiring men that can pick up a garbage can. They refuse to
pick up my garbage can 'cause it is bigger than the regular size.
I got the bigger can so theywouldn't tear it up."
Charity
"I see where someone is criticizing the bluegrass festival
going to the tsunami relief by saying charity begins at home. In
general, when someone says charity begins at home their chari,
ty begins when they stick their hand out wanting it to begin with
them."
Prep Rodeo
"I would like to say that we went to the high school rodeo at
the new ag center, and it was wonderful. The teenagers were
really great and everything was put on really good. And we really
enjoyed it as spectators, until it came to the people next to us."



Community Events

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 proceeds will go to help victims of the recent tsuna-
mi.
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. 12-13.
Proceeds from the event will go to victims of the tsunami. For
information, call (863) 467-4677.
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 aqua-
culture education at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution,
Inc. Aquaculture Division. The topic will be fish farming and
research. For information, contact Megan Davis (772) 465-2400,
ext. 298; or, Ken Riley at ext. 464.





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Looking Back ...
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Letter to the Editor


Steroids are used
outside of sports
The knowledge of steroid use
in sports is popping up every-
where lately. I think most people
that tune in to watch sports prob-
ably know this has been going on
for quite some time in every sport
from wrestling, football, the
Olympics and even baseball. But
guess who else is using steroids?
Let me first allow you to guess;
they also wear a uniform and are
paid to serve and protect. Got it
yet? Well, they also put on badge
and carry guns, drive cars and
motorcycles you got it, police
officers.
But before you say so what let
me fill you in on the kind of
behavior steroids can produce,
and the serious health risks they
create for themselves and the
public, and why we might want to
keep a watchful eye on this issue.
First of all, the Associated Press
warns us there is a fairly new kind
of cop on the beat. It is one thing


to sit back in our living rooms
watching wrestlers act like over-
grown adolescents, football play-
ers using to score more touch-
downs, or baseball players so
pumped up on steroids they
could hit a homerun with their
forearm, but a police officer on
the street dealing with domestic
issues, this might not be good.
As a matter of fact, as I am
about to tell you, this could be
very dangerous. It is a problem
that seems to escape big head-
lines, and with it being about law
enforcement it should be big
news to the general public and
here's why.
More and more police officers
know that an intimidating
physique can ward off conflict
and give them an upperhand
when they find themselves in a
struggle. I can relate with that
since I was, at one time, a soldier
and even went through the acade-
my in the early '80s to become a
corrections officer.
There are many states that are


Upcoming Events

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 emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and
join us. Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs;
personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs;
sex abuse; plus, 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 Presbyter-
ian 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 informa-
tion, 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 Fri-
day 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.P. 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 informa-
tion, 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
conference room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, call (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.



Crime Prevention Tip

Replace jalousie windows and doors with awnings, double
hung windows or solid core doors.


starting to recognize many prob-
lems with using, possessing or
dealing in steroids and Florida is
one of them along with others
like New York, Ohio, Hawaii, Col-
orado, Alabama and Arkansas
and a few others.
A former police psychologist
who worked for many agencies
for 15 years. Gene Sanders, said
there is an unspoken, under-
ground and -tradition in several
departments when it comes to
steroid use.
Although the main reason they
use it is to bulk up it has many
negative side effects that can lead
to heart disease, liver damage and
shrunken testicles.
But the even bigger problems
associated with steroid use can
be uncontrolled aggression, or
'roid rage', which can lead to a
very dangerous law officer. They
also can lead to depression and
addiction. And, like Dr. Linn Gold-
berg of Oregon Health and Sci-
ence University of Sports Medi-
cine said, these are people who


carry weapons.
A former police officer in
Riverdale, Ga., received a life sen-
tence after killing a bar owner. An
Oregon jail guard kidnapped and
paralyzed a woman and was sen-
tenced to 20 years because, he
claimed, it was the steroid use
that contributed to his uncon-
trolled behavior.
I guess my point would be if
you see a big over-pumped police
officer be careful not to get him
upset or mad at you because you
really might not know what is
behind that badge.
Do not get me wrong on this
issue, I still think most law
enforcement officers are good
people and are there to serve and
protect, but they are also human.
Maybe all law. enforcement offi-
cers should be required to take
random drug tests and, if they are
using, they should not be allowed
to hide it behind the badge of jus-
tice and carry a gun.

J.K. Murray III


Community Events

Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a
fundraising flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go to summer camp in North Car-
olina. They are accepting donations of all kinds of items includ-
ing furniture, outdoor recreation equipment, lawn and garden,
electronic products and more. If you have something of value
sitting around your home or business gathering dust, you can
call and they will come and pick it up. If you would like to
donate an item please contact George May at (863) 634-5836, or
Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.
Christian Church hosting revival
The Parrott Avenue Christian Church will be hosting a revival
with Evangelist Dr. Glenn Bourne, a retired professor from the
Florida 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. Services will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sun-
day, Feb. 13, and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14, 15 and 16. For informa-
tion, 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
sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond 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. Performances 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 be holding 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 discus-
sion on obituaries. Please bring your families to the meeting.
The public is invited. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674.
Seminole School Advisory to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Feb.15, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is
invited to attend.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del
Consejo Consultivo para la escuela,. martes, et IS de febrero,
2005 a las 4 p.m., van a juntar en el bibtioteca. Todo el public
estan envitados de asistir.
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 Tues-
day, Feb. 15, and will be on Cy Coleman. The program will begin
at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room.


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 12,2005


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 12, 2005 SPORTS 5


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Focusing on the basket
Kyle Hearld of the Nets focuses on the basket before taking his charity shot at a recent
game. Heard plays in the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation basketball league.


Charity shot
Cristopher Shanks of the Lakers sinks a charity shot at a recent Okeechobee County
Parks and Recreation basketball game.


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The


Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Congratulations to Daryl
Deka and Jim Holmquist for
their BFL wins last weekend.
Deka pulled in 28.1 lbs. of bass
in to take first in the boater divi-
sion. Holmquist took first place
in the co-angler division with
12.10 lbs. of Okeechobee bass.
Congratulations are also in
order for Mary Starr and Bill
Rose for their first place finish in
the Christian Team Trail tourney
last Saturday. They, brought"
14.22 lbs. to the scales' to beat
out second' place winners Glen
Hunter and Gene Kehl. with.
13.58 lbs. of bass.
Even with the windy condi-
tions, speck fishing is good.
They are biting on minnows and
dinghy yellow jigs around Indian
Prairie, Harney Pond, Cody's.
Cove, Tin House and the west
half of Kings Bar. They are also
being caught all along the river


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up to the locks fishing 4-6 feet
deep.
According to bait shops, the
cold weather has already affect-
ed bass fishing. Anglers are still
pulling them in on wild shiners
in the river and in the pass near
the hydrilla. The tournament
anglers are really going to have
to work for them this weekend.
Close to 200 boats are expect-
ed at the Federation bass tour-
ney this weekend. They will be
weighing in at Okee-Tantie Mari-
na on Saturday and Sunday
beginning at 3 p.m. -.-
The Headturners3.com two-
day tournament will take place
next weekend, with weigh-ins at
3 p.m. on both days at the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
The BFL will return on Feb. 26
for a one-day tourney. Their
weigh-ins will also start at 3 p.m.
at Okee-Tantie.
Stay safe and warm and enjoy
the fishing.


Sports Briefs


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


If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or
volunteer to help, contact Media
Director Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr.
at (863) 824-0899 or Treasurer
George Dukes at (863) 467-9996
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
www.chobee.com.
Fundraiser helps
OHS volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is
seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee
High School on Feb. 12.
- The team is raising money to
go to summer camp in North
Carolina.
They are accepting donations
of all kinds ofitems including
furniture, outdoor recreation
equipment, lawn and garden,
electronic products and more.
If you have something of
value sitting around your home
or business gathering dust, you
can call and they will come and
pick it up.
If you would like to donate an
item please contact George May
at (863) 634-5836, or Lori Berger
at (863) 763-6411.


Courtesy photo
Tom Burks of Avon, Ind. and Okeechobee took first place in
the non-boater division of the Florida Citgo Bassmaster bass
tournament on Lake Toho.

Burks wins on Lake Toho


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Tom Burks, a resident of Avon,
Ind. and part-time resident of
Okeechobee took first place in the
non-boater division of the Florida
Citgo Bassmaster tournament on
Lake Toho held on Jan. 27-30.
Burks won the three-day event
with a total weight for the three
fish limit of 23.3 lbs.
Burks received a first-place tro-
phy and prizes worth $37,20.0


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which included a certificate for a
new Triton boat, Mercury motor
and free Citgo gasoline for a year.
Burks also won the Purolator Big
Bass award in the non-boater divi-
sion, earning him an additional
$500.
"I already have a boat, so I will
probably sell the certificate for the
boat and motor. This way whoev-
er buys it can pick out the colors
.and equipment they want put on
it," he explained.


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Preferred Properties Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.

I Kathy Godwin ~- Licensed Real Estate Broker


Robert "Bob" Brakke 467-5336 Vivian Russell 634-3633 Kichar M. Davis 634-317/5
Tina Weaver 610-4434
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2/2 frame home on the water, beautiful lot with
nice seawall and dock with electric. Beautiful
wood burning fireplace with stone front just
waiting for those chilly but cozy nights! Open
concept floor plan. Come and see! Call Chuck
Gillespie for more details. $214,900. (#.88255)


This old Florida style home is in excellent con-
dition. Very nicely kept inside and has new roof
ir rear of home, large shed, and much more.
Call Chuck to see. $69,000. (#88729)











2 bedroom, 2 bath DWMH with new carpet and
tile. Front porch and screened back with utility.
Canal front with seawall and Lake Okeechobee
access. $100,000. (#88197) .





You can bring a horse out here in the
county to this 1 acre DWMH with 3
bedrooms,. 2 baths, new.carpet, new
paint, in Otter Creek. The leg works
been done already, the appraisal,
water test, pest inspection, and home
inspections are all done. All this
home needs now is you! Call me to
see! $85,000. (#88590)


Little Hide-A-Way, come hide away on the
weekends or during the witner in this nice little
2-/2 mobile home in Kissimee River Estates.
Large 15x15 shed, large family room, fruit trees
& a 10x40 covered raised deck. Call Chuck to
see. $59,900. .(#88496)






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SWMH with two large additions and a large
workshop. Oversized lot with chain link fence.
New roof and A/C. Real deal for someone! Call
Chuck for more info. $75,000. (#88521)


2/2 mobile split plan w/2 large additions which
include a small Fla. room with lots-of windows, liv-
ing and family room overlooking screen room with
in-ground swimming pool, 2 kitchens, one being by
the pool for great entertaining! 5 sheds, 2 wells, and
the extra lot! So much we can't list it all! Call Dale
Ann Watford for more details. $96,500. (#88281)


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COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOT
(25,000 Sq. Ft.)
Commercial zoning,
part of 11-unit strip mall on SE Highway 441.
Great for owner occupied business!!

$179,O00
Call for reservations (877) 799-4015
Treasure Island Plaza


20 ACRE RANCH
Beautiful, improved pastures.
Fenced & cross fenced
$310,000
Call for further information
(561) 799-4015
W. Okeechobee (S of SR70)


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LAUNDROMAT
Successful business, 2400 sq. ft.,
A/C, 50+/- washers/dryers.
Reservation & addtl. Info call
David or Patricia at:
(877) 799-4015


40 ACRE RANCH
Fenced & cross fenced, 3 wells and working windmill, 80ft. barn, tack room, bath-
room, feed room, central air, 1700 sq. ft. new home ready for you to pick your colors
& decorating touches. Many extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses. $799,900
Call Kathy for more info. (561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)

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TREASURE ISLAND
3001-M: Double waterfront lot in
Treasure Island with DWMH plus
park model, workshop/garage has
mother-in-law apartment, in
ground screened pool, boat house,
two boat docks, seawall, plus more.


WATERFRONT LAKE ACCESS
3002-M: 2Bd/2Ba mobile on a very
nice waterfront lake access lot. Mobile
home has concrete seawall, boat lift
and boat house. Located in Treasure
.Island. Call today for more details.


SPOT IN THE SUN
5001-M: Two bedroom, two
bath singlewide mobile home
on 1 acre. This beautiful mobile
home is located in Spot in the
Sun, and is being sold "As Is".


UNIQUE PARCEL
5002-M: 3Bd/2Ba SWMH on 6.3 acres. This
mobile home is situated amongst lush trees
and a beautiful pond. The pond runs through
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WATERFRONT W/LAKE ACCESS $155,000 SWMH with additions, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, den, car- 2Bd/2Ba, living room, den, kitchen, dining, 2 out-
Single building lot 150x110, boat slip, seawall, 2 port. Home located on corner lot. Home had 2004 buildings, Wooley shed 12x18, small shed for
septics, partially fenced, IBd/lBa, fishing cabin, kitchen appliances, 2004 roofover, interior has been pump/washer 10x12, carport 18x20 metal
great for that get-away weekend and vacations, recently painted. Awnings had storm damage, has w/metal roof, fenced 3 sides, 3 citrus trees.
Shed. (#88018) been repaired. (#88419)


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EASY TO SHOW 185,000
4Bd/2.5Ba CBS home on 3.1 acres. This property
has great potential, extra roomsfor the family.
Property is fenced. New roof 1998. Vacant easy
to show.


CAPTULIRE LA KE 12",500
Converted SWMH, 2Bd/2Ba (shower only in 2nd
bath) Florida room, separate dining room, kitchen,
1 car garage detached, 12x20. Front (3x58) and back
(4x13) porches, home furnished, new metal roof
12/2004. New A/C-Heat. (#88539)


5+ ACRES $1'4 000
1997 DWMH on 5.170 acres, 2Bd/2Ba, dining
area, utility, pond, wash/pump shed, large CBS
(30x40), garage (2-10ft. garage doors) and work-
shop. Property is fenced & cleared. Lots of trees,
palms, pines, oaks, etc. (#88567)


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Lell: 447-1443 Uttice: 467-9968
SOLD OVER $5 MILLION THRU JUNE! NEED YOUR LISTINGS!


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S" LoriMixon 634-1457 John Pell, G.R.L, Broker/Assoc.
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RIVER OAK ACRES
Secluded privacy nestled in
grandfather oaks. 3 / 2 2.
French doors, two screen
porches, open floor plan. A
beauty. $189,000. '#224. Call
Lori 634-1457.


ONE .ACRE BE.AUTIFIILLI LAND-
SCAPED and surrounded by ranchland
splendor complete with an immaculate
3/2 DWMH, the master has his-n-hers
closets, garden tub and-separate shower.
Island kitchen and a pristine view!
$135,000


MANY DELIGHTS AWAIT YOU HERE!
2400 SF 3/2 on 1.2 acres near town. 2 stall
horse barn, pole barn, UG pool, hot tub.., a
little haven' $100 000 #22


BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY:
.Extremely nice and well kept DWMH.
Nice closet in master bedroom and wet
bar in living room area. This home is
being sold furnished. $92,500. Call Sheryl
634-1343. #2058/88163


* OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS: 2 ots. Call Sharon 634-6241.
* 10 ACRES ON EAGLE ISLAND ROAD with DWMH. $200,000. Call
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#88670 RARE 2 BDRM/2 BATH IN ANCIENT STORMS! Modem 1995 Lake access waterfront
OAKS! Total with desirable elevated addition! Park 3/2 doublewide includes screened patio, car-
model with carport! Nice spot in Ancient Oaks RV port & dock at end of Treasure Island canal!
Resort! Very affordable quarterly fees! Community Real nice! Best priced in area? SEE NOW BUY
pool, boat ramps & docks! JUST $79,900! NOW @ $149,500!


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bdrms/1 bath with addition, carport and fur-
nishings! Was under contract buyer couldn't
close! Great opportunity in Ancient Oaks RV
r,:,rli A BARGAIN AT JUST $i'.,tid!


#88428 LITTLE BIT EXTRA FOR A LOT
LOWER PRICE! Cute 1989 trailer has extra
bath, carport, and addition for more elbow
room all on its own deeded Ancient Oaks
Lot! Low quarterly fees of less than $2601 GO
FISHING' FOR JUST $52,0001


a7-l40 UNIQUE SETTING ON 15 ACRE
LAKE!, Quality 1994 Homes of Merit 3/2
fdoublewide with huge Florida room looking
south over the lake! Water/sewer utilities in!
Marble-tiled dining counter top, master
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REDUCED TO ONLY $93,500.
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Watertr:.rit' Tia l, r Creek 4-Bd, 3?Ba, nev. stainle- appliances,
California closets, large garage, dock, sun room! Asking $439,000
or furnished with some exceptions for $459,000. Liz Weisser has
key to show, call 447-1443 (cell)!







JUST LISTED! Waterfront! Taylor Creek 4Bd/3Ba, top of line equipment in design-
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thru out house, dock to accommodate 3 boats, in-ground pool with hot tub waterfall!
Asking $519,000. Liz Weisser has key to show, call 447-1443 (cell)!
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PRICED FROM $200,000 TO $250,000

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "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

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
(863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863) 763-
2950.
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looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m.. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646 N
Hwy. 441. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, please call
(863) 763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For more information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext..33121 The
hospital's Volunteeri Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.
Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433..
We will be glad to pick them up.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old kennels,
a push lawnmower, gardening
utensils and laundry detergent.
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the above items is asked to call
(863) 763-4630.


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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
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Last seen in
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Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865

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
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(863)763-1386.


Free to good home: 1 % 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

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


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

Server, Hosess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1111 S5Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

DRIVER Must have CDL
Class A w/dbl.
(863)357-6622

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Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
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NW 8th Street
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(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
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Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.
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 & EOE
1-800-537-3031
Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
S. 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

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LAUNDRY
WORKER
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responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
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406 N.W. 4th St.


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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 OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information


Looking for full
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Experience necessary.
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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.


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

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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-3om.
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.



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


LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED- Call Louis
(772)332-5040.


OFFICE HELP NEEDED
P/T, Computer experience
a MUST. Call Barbara
@ (863)763-4114
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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1'368,
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



AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3V1/
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 1
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
4365.
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391

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Look in the classified.
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Look in the classified.


Merchaindise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 5;-'I)
Beauty Supplies 52',
Bicycles 5'30
Books & MagazinesSi'5
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 54S5
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.5t60
Clothing 565S
Coins.. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 50'(
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Frbrics 5E9
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 6055
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 621'
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 620
Jewelry 6135
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 615
Medical Items obu
Miscellaneous (655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.
Services 70
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 630
Pools 8 Supplies 6uE5
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 7T00
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 710


HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413

SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x17V2", 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,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


BLENDER Food Proc. juicer,
grinder All-N-1 Ex. Blades
68 (863)763-8149
*A ***** &i ** AA *


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


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.





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




COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
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


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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-'
3141
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.


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
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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



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

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




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SCREENS, (1) 41x39 & (5)
29x33, good condition,
S$12. (863)634-5405



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


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KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
stiing, 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 SIYLE
ORGAN, w/foot pedals &
benches. $300 will sell
Sep. (863)763-7664



CHIHIIPAUA
c, >,. .::s old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



BIG SCREEN TV W/oak cab-
inet 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'Hx18"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
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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




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






; LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
PWW 863-673-1491



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

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

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



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





OAKLAKE VILLAS
2/2, Townhouse
$950 mo, 1st/last,
$500 sec. (863)467-5965.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.


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

-II
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 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale I0l5'
Hunting Property 1010u
Investment
Property Sale 10-1
Land Sale 10 40
Lots Sale I10(I
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale 105'5
Property Inspection 10,0
Real Estate Wanted 10.,
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1l 05
Waterfront Property (080



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


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



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



Private Lake lot ap-
prox. 299'X70' Ask
for Denny (8063)655-
4000

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


(5) 20 ACRE PARCELS
$9,900 per acre.
10 miles West on State Road 70.

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

Call Steve Watford
634-2367


I -' -.1 Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2o005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 20t15
Mobile Homes Sale )2020



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
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 300C
Campers -RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 302t;
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 0325


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 trlr, 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
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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421
-STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, 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
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House's-Sale 1025 Houses-Sale 1025
REAL ESj;"rv 21


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.

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

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



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
SUZUKI 05' 500 vinson 4x4
used 4 times over $1000
in acc. $5750 firm for de-
tails call (863)697-2969
YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.


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 JU05
Autos Wanted 4J 10
Classic Cars 4-015
Commercial Trucks 4020V
Construction
Equipment 41025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive -W'35
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs iJ045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4i0')i
Utility Trailers 4(01'5
Vans 4O


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


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

CHEVY CAMRO 88' needs
trans. work $500
(863)763-7217 or
(863)697-8662 cell
CHEVY 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
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CHEVY 810 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
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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.

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NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
.-,, ; ;, : i,:, ; ..:. ., ,i, Thursday February 24, 2005 at 7:00 P.M., at
i ., i w,,.r,,,i,,.,: 11,1, -ulinority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT that Okeechobee Utility Authority will
hold a Public Hearing as soon after 7:00 P.M. as possible to consider wa-
ter/sewer rates.
Other business to be acted-upon is as follows:
1. Tentative approval of Resolution 05-02
2. Change to 66-Acre Lease Agreement
,3. Source of Funds for WWTP
4. North 3rd Avenue sewer line replacement
5. WWTP effluent disposal options
All interested parties for or against the proposed Rates can be heard at
said time and place: The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons
shall be met by contacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-
9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing
assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meet-
ings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made;
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or
tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
553642 ON 2/12/05


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FWC addresses ORV riding Areas


WEST PALM BEACH Hunt-
ing season has come to an end
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) South Region wants off-
road vehicle (ORV) riders to be
aware of vehicle restrictions on
Wildlife Management Areas
(WMA).
Though the use of ORVs for
hunting on certain WMAs is
allowed, all vehicles are prohibit-
ed from the end of the estab-
lished duck and coot season
(Jan. 31, 2005) through April 30,
2005, except on named or num-
bered roads or levees. In addi-


tion, no motor vehicles shall be
operated on any part of the WMA
designated as "closed" or
"closed to public access." This
includes the interior portions of
Holey Land and Rotenberger
WMAs.
ORV riding is permitted on
named and numbered roads and
on certain levees and in the Ever-
glades WMA Area 3A. Florida
traffic laws relating to vehicles
and vehicle operators apply, i.e.
speed limits as posted (25 m.p.h.
if not); no reckless driving; no
driving under the influence of
drugs or alcohol.


The FWC encourages every-
one to enjoy their time on their
ORV in a safe a courteous man-
ner, to be able to return to ride
another day. FWC officers will
patrol these areas to enforce the
traffic rules as needed.
For more information regard-
ing vehicle use in any of the FWC
WMAs, go to
http://wildflorida.org/hunting/
and look under the "Wildlife Man-
agement Area (WMA) Regula-
tions and Maps" heading. For a
hardcopy of the WMA regula-
tions, contact the South Region
office at (561)625-5122.


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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.


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

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.


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


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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.

GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $500 or best
offer. (863)467-8856