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Vol. 96 No. 46 Tuesday, February 15, 2005 50 Plus tax


Inside

Schiavo's parents
fight for her life
TAMPA With their legal
options narrowing, the parents
of a woman at the center of a
life-or-death legal fight are again
mounting a campaign of public
and political pressure in hopes
of blocking their son-in-law
from carrying out her death.
Bob and Mary Schindler
announced Monday that Oper-
ation Rescue founder Randall
Terry will again coordinate
efforts to block the courts, from
allowing Michael Schiavo to
disconnect his wife Terri's feed-
ing tube.
Page 2


Mickelson gets
second victory
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -
Two weeks, two wins for Phil
Mickelson.
And these aren't ordinary
victories.
Mickelson is usually a thrill-a-
minute, a guy who keeps every-
one entertained by trying to hit
clutch shots along the back nine
with the tournament at stake. He
birdied five of his last seven holes
to win the Masters last year. He
once hit a tee shot into the
canyon during a playoff at Torrey
Pines and still managed to win
with a double bogey. That's what
makes these last two weeks on
the PGATour soralarmting.
One week after winning in
Phoenix by a career-high five
strokes, Mickelson went wire-
to-wire in the Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am to win by four
strokes over Mike Weir.
"He's obviously-doing some-
thing right," Weir said.
Mickelson has won his last
two tournaments by nine
* shots. Going into this year, he
had won his previous eight
PGA Tour titles by a combined
nine shots.
"After working on the right
things now for a year, after get-
ting back my distance off the
tee and being able to utilize my
wedge play, I feel like I'm able
to make a lot more birdies,",
Mickelson said.
Sports, Page 6

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Index


Students deal with tragedy


Teens

remember

classmates
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
As the full force of what had
taken place on U.S. 441 Friday
night began to sink in, classmates
and friends began to gather at the
crash site to pay their respects to
Janel Nichole Wood and Yolanda
Torres Monday afternoon.
Cars lined the road as
teenagers arrived to erect a
memorial of flowers, pictures and
other sentimental items at the
spot where the young women
died. An Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
was dispatched to the site to pro-
tect those in attendance.


Many of those present wished
to express their feelings.
"It's all such a shock. I've
known Janel for a long time and I
can't believe this has happened,"
said Matt Kelly, a senior at OHS.
Like many at the site, Inez Bal-
tazar found it hard to control her
emotions when she spoke of her
classmate.
"God took my sister away.
Even though we weren't really
related, we felt as if we were really
sisters. When I die, I know she'll
be waiting for me," sobbed Ms.
Baltazar.
"Janel and I grew up together,"
said Joey Sammons, a junior at
OHS. "We recently began hang-
ing out every day. There's nothing
you can say except that she loved
to have fun. She was nice to
everyone. She was always laugh-
ing and having a good time."
Ms. Wood and Ms. Torres were
killed in a single vehicle accident
around 11:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.


Four other teens involved in
the crash were flown to area hos-
pitals.
Eighteen-year-old Cecilia
Rodriguez and 17-year-old Aman-
da Vlkojan were flown to St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.
Eighteen-year-old Heriberto
'Berto' Rojas and 18-year-old
Anna Dunson were flown to
Holmes Regional Hospital in Mel-
bourne. Ms. Dunson was sent
home Monday and, according to
her sister Lisa, was suffering from
two compression fractures in her
back and a dislocated hip.
Mr. Rojas, as of Monday after-
noon, was still listed in very criti-
cal condition, said Dylan Tedders,
who is the family's spokesperson.
"I used to cheer with Janel,"
said Ashley Voss. "We were on
the junior varsity and then the var-
sity squad together. She was really
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A former school bus, renamed the Cooolbus, transports John Christopher Knight and
his family to and from concerts. The family has no other motorized transportation and
uses horse-drawn plows to farm their 109 acres in Kentucky. The family will be in con-
cert in Okeechobee on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Farm family in concert
By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
John Christopher Knight and
his family weren't always farmers
or singers.
In 1988, the Knights lived in a
five-bedroom suburban home
with two cars in the driveway.
John, then a successful business-
man, coached soccer and also
played soccer competitively. After
a soccer injury left him unable to
work or walk for four months, he
decided to make a drastic lifestyle
change.
"I took up two new past IV.
times," Mr. Knight explained.
"One, reading the Bible; and two,
thinking both being practices ..... .
which definitely lay the ground-
work for change. No work to Milking is still done the old-fashioned way on the Knight
farm, with the company of plenty of cats who are hop-
See Knight Page 2 ing for a taste of warm milk.
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Mourners laid flowers and memorabilia at the site of Friday
night's accident that claimed the lives of two Okeechobee
teens.




Code board


to hear 17


cases tonight


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code. Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 17 cases at
their meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Court-
house.
There are seven items of new
business on the agenda.
Vera Suggs is charged with
having a derelict singlewide
mobile home, and derelict shed
on her N.E. 12th Lane property.
Patricia Ann Julian has been
cited for having inoperable vehi-
cles, appliances and machinery
parts on her N.W Fourth Street
property.
Construction without a
building *permit and violation of
zoning regulations are charges
against Lonnie and Karen Wine
on their N.W 160th Street prop-
erty.


Code enforcement officers
have stated that there are accu-
mulations of trash and debris,
unlicensed vehicles and over-
growth on Marie Pittman's N.W.
33rd Avenue property.
Fred and Alice Espada are
charged with having a derelict
singlewide mobile home,
derelict RV, accumulations of
trash, debris, household good
and mechanical parts on their
N.E. 342ndTrail property.
CHL Holdings and Craig
Wells have been cited for con-
struction without a permit,
unauthorized occupancy of an
RV, having mobile homes with-
out permits and an inoperable
vehicle on their N.W. 310th
Street property.
Violation of zoning regula-
tions and conducting unautho-
rized business in a residential
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New communications tower
On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the foundation for the new commu-
nications tower for the Okeechobee City Fire Depart-
ment was poured. The existing tower was blown down
by Hurricane Frances. Assisting in getting the founda-
tion ready for the tower are City of Okeechobee Public
Works Department employees (in no particular order)
Baldmar Menderro, Rick Amet, and Brian Padgett.


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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.

Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W. Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of
a named tropical system. The
deadline to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile
home due to loss from a named
tropical system. The deadline to
file is May 1.
W Virginia Day
luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West
Virginia Day luncheon will be
held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 19, at the agri-civic
center on U.S. 27, just south of
Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a
covered dish to share. The dish
should serve six. Tableware,
bread, butter and cold beverages.
will be furnished.-
There will be prize giveaways,,
and a donation from each person
will be taken at the door.
For information, call (863) 382-
9203.

Fire official facing
charges of molestation
NEW PORT RICHEY A bat-
talion fire chief was charged with
molesting a 15-year-old girl, and
his arrest came days after he
threatened to kill himself, authori-
ties said.
Pasco County fire battalion
chief Doug Drape, 42, was arrest-
ed Saturday on felony charges of
capital sexual battery, sexual bat-
tery, and lewd and lascivious
molestation.
Drape, a battalion chief since
1996, was accused of molesting
the girl since she was 11 years'old,
the Pasco County Sheriff's Office
said. He showed the girl porno-
graphic magazines, and later had
sex with her, an arrest report said.


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a good friend. She was awesome
to hang out with. She was a unique
person."
"Yolie and I played soccer
together on varsity last year. She
was so excited to make the varsity.
One word says what Yolie was:
unique. She was always happy,
always worried about others and
wanted to enjoy life," said Maria
Guerrero.
According to a report by OCSO
Sergeant Gary Bell, Mr. Rojas was
driving a 1999 Ford Expedition and
was southbound on U.S. 441 N -


Knight

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dominate my mind, so no distrac-
tion there, just me, the past, the
present and the quiet.
"Looking back it's no wonder I
fell off the deep end, and decided
to try out some of those crazy
ideas," he said. "Yep, that's what
happened, in March. I called my
wife downstairs where I was,laid
up in front of the fire place and
informed her of my freshly found
insights 'Honey,' I said, 'we are
going to rent a barn for the rest of
the year, put our belongings in the
barn and move into our popup
camper with the five children.
Then, in December, I will quit
work, buy some land and sell our
cars. We can then live without
electricity and farm with our rid-
ing horses, so I can stay home
with you and the children'. She
was not quite as enthused with
the idea as I was. What led me to
suspect this was her telling me I
must have a brain virus and a
divorce sounded like much bet-
ter plan to her.
"Regardless, I pressed on with
my plan," he continued.
He said the transition from
suburban life to old-fashioned
farming started with an extended
camping trip.
To save money, he rented a
farm and the family put most of
their belongings in a barn and
they lived in a popup camper and
a handmade shack.
"In December I left work look-
ing for cheap land. After purchas-
ing our farm, my 13-year-old son
and myself, along with some
help, tore down old buildings,
and using only hand tools built
our barn and the main part of our
house for about $3,000," he said.
"'We hauled all our water in buck-


just north of the Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC).
- Sgt. Bell said in his report that
Mr. Rojas apparently lost control of
his vehicle and crossed both lanes
of the highway. The SUV then went
into the ditch where it became air-
borne. At first contact with the
ground, the vehicle began to roll.
All six occupants were ejected
when the vehicle began to roll.
It was also stated in the original
report by Sgt. Bell that alcohol may
have been a contributing factor.
However, as of newspaper dead-
line Monday, the official toxicology
report had not been received so it is
still unknown if alcohol played a
part in the accident.
"Janel and I cheered together.


ets for about two years, before
putting in a ram pump and gravity
flow water system.
"We have no desire to return
to our former way of life," he
said." There are tradeoffs, but my
wife and I both rejoice to have
tasted a different side of life that
helps to cultivate thankfulness."
Using horses to plow the
fields, the Knights raise their own
food and food for their animals.
Their "cash crop" is Border Col-
lies, which they breed and train.
He said currently most of the dogs
he trains work with cattle rather
than sheep and goats.
Mr. Knight explained that he
not only trains the dogs, but also
trains the cows and the owners.
"I tell them, 'I train you, the
dogs and the cattle.' I take the
older, experienced dogs and go
out and train their cattle to work
with a dog," he explained.
Cattle that have never worked
with a dog might want to fight the'
dog, he said. The older, more
experienced dogs are used to get-
ting the cattle more comfortable
to working with a dog. After that,
the job can be turned over to a
younger dog.
Then he trains the owner how
to work with his newly-purchased
Border Collie.
The Border Collie business
played an important part in the
Knights' career on the stage.
The family likes to entertain
themselves by singing and playing
guitars, harmonicas and other
musical instruments.
"If it makes noise, we like it,"
said Mr. Knight.
"While camping out at a Bor-
der Collie event in Georgia, a man
heard us playing my songs and
offered to have my music record-
ed," he continued. "I turned him
down. We bred, raised and
trained a dog named Farmer


She was always cheery and bub-
bly. She was my base when we did
pyramids. I could always trust her
to catch me when I fell. She would
never back away," stated Savannah
Smith. "Yolanda was my soccer
buddy. I'll miss both of them very,
very much."
"I'll always remember Janel's
conversations with me in chem-
istry. She was a great person with a
great heart," said Sara Hodges as
she and Ms. Smith laid flowers at
the makeshift memorial to their
lost friends.
The senior class is planning to
place flowers on Ms. Wood's park-
ing spot at Okeechobee High
School Wednesday the day of
her funeral.


Brown. A Scottish judge at the
National Finals offered to buy
him. This opened the door for my
son to go to Great Britain to work
on farms for six months. He
played music with me around the
house, so I decided before he left
to record my songs. I called the'
man back who had offered to
record me a year earlier. Then, a
videographer said he thought our
music was special and wanted to
see it promoted, so he made us a
mini-documentary/music video.
"Now, I don't know what the
odds of a man; who spends 98
percent of his time on the farm,
doesn't even have a radio and is
not pursuing music in any way,
ending up With a CD and video of
his original music at no cost are,
but they must be phenomenal.
"Much to our astonishment,
shortly after releasing my debut
album of original music, it hit 44
on the AMA Radio Airplay Charts,
just two spots shy of the Dixie
Chicks," Mr. Knight continued. "A
manager approached wanting
me to tour with musicians out of
Nashville. But thus far in life I
maintained a keen focus on my
family and felt led to do the same
here. I told my children, it looked
to me like if we put a show
together, we might just stumble
up on an audience somewhere.
"We started practicing, before
long, the children's natural talents
began to flourish and they were
playing multiple instruments dur-
ing our performance," he said.
"We'll have to wait to see
where this all ends up. For now,
we are just working hard at what
our hands have found to do, and
thankful it is something our family
can do together," he said.
He said they now have six chil-
dren and still spend most of their
time on their 100-acre farm. They
still make their own clothes.


Janel "Nellie" Wood, age 18,
was one of Friday night's
accident victims. She was a
popular member of the class
of 2005.


"We still don't own a television
or a radio," he said. Someone had
to bring a battery operated cd
player to their house so they
.could listen to their own cd.
One change the music career
required was motorized trans-
portation. A renovated school
bus, renamed the Cooolbus,
transports the family of musicians
to and from performances.
The idea for a series of Florida
concerts started with a plan to
attend the annual Sheepdog Trials
in Okeechobee Feb. 18-20. Since
they were planning to make the
trip by bus from Kentucky to
Okeechobee anyway, Mr. Knight
thought it might be fun to sched-
ule some concerts along the way.
He admitted the idea of spending
time in Florida in February is'
attractive. Kentucky is cold this
time of year, he said, especially
when your house does not have
indoor bathrooms.
He said he doesn't expect his
dogs to win at the trials, because
he hasn't spent much time work-
ing them with sheep lately. But he


Board

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district are charges against Donald
and Kelly Fair on their N.W 84th
Court property.
Under the heading of old busi-
ness are cases against Eddie and
Sheila Neal for not meeting hous-
ing codes on their N.E. 13th
Avenue property, and Peter and
Janice. White and Bill and Susan
Stegkemper are charged with
unauthorized use of a dumpster on
N.E. 50th Court.
The board will consider imposi-
tion of fines against eight parties.
Louis Behr is charged with hav-
ing derelict structures, trash, and
debris on S.E. 39tn Avenue proper-
ty.
Larry Franklin Frady and Edna
Marie Arant have been cited for
operating a junkyard without the
required fence.


Yolanda Torres, age 19, was a
2004 graduate of Okee-
chobee High School. She was
attending college in Tampa
and was home for the week-
end when she died in a crash
on U.S. 441 Friday night.


added that herding dog competi-
tions are always an enjoyable
family activity.
Shows are planned in Jack-
sonville, St. Augustine and Lake
Worth along the way to Okee-
chobee.
Mr. Knight said they always
enjoy playing and he thinks the
audience has a good time at the
shows. Their concerts often
attract farmers and their families
as well as suburban people who
might be thinking about making a
lifestyle change.
John Christian Knight and fam-
ily will be in concert in Okee-
chobee on Sunday, Feb. 20, from
1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at American
L._;,i.:.n P.:.- ;64.
El..a':.;, note: The Sheep Dog
Trials 'i-illn' will be held Feb. 18-
20 at The Tindall Place, 8400 N.E.
120th St. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will ben-
efit the Okeechobee County FFA
chapter. For information, call
(863) 467-0423.


Inoperable motor vehicle and
trash and debris are charges
against David Hunter on his N.W.
74th Terrace property.
The N.W. 74th Terrace property
of Darrell and Elizabeth Brown has
been cited for accumulated parts,
equipment and other trash/debris.
John and Linda Ogilvie face a
fine for unlicensed vehicles,
derelict RV mechanical parts,
household goods, trash/debris on
their N.W. 74th Terrace property.
Code enforcement officers cited
Gary Padgett for having a derelict
RV, inoperable vehicle and
trash/debris on his property on
N.W Seventh Street.
Michael Stroud is facing a fine
for having abandoned vehicles and
RVs on his U.S. 441 N property.
Betty Mountain, and Elvis N.
and Beryl Underwood face a fine
for having an unsafe structure on
their S.R. 70 property.


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South students are learning to count money


Fourth grade students com-
pleted their FCAT Writing test
last week. Every student gave
their best as they responded to
the prompts. Well done, fourth
grade!
Mark your cal-
endars with a cou-
ple dates. Feb.
21 is a hurri-
cane make-up
day. Regular P
classes will be
held. Spring Picture Day is Feb.
23. Students should come wear-
ing their best smiles.

Kindergarten
The Kindergarten parents are
invited to a Parent Night on
Thursday, February 17. The stu-
dents will be performing Valen-
tine songs and poems. The
teachers will share with parents
several activities to help their
children at home.
Mrs. Themm's class celebrat-
ed the 100th Day of School. They
displayed 100's collections. They
made a 100 day trail mix with
each child bringing in 100 pieces
of food to add to the mix. They
did many other activities includ-
ing 100 word count, 100 jump-
ing jacks, 100 steps, 100 block
tower, 100 block measure, and
100 penny count. They sure had
fun!
Mrs. Jordan's class also cele-
brated the 100th Day of School.
After reading "Miss Bendergaten
Gets Ready for the 100th Day of
School", students collected 100
items and brought them to
school. The students made a 100
piece snack and cooperative
made 100 piece designs with


pattern blocks. Kaitlyn Powell,
Zachary Whittier, Zachary
Gopher, Morgan Bolan, Javier
Hernandez, Shawnzairia Neal,
Ezequiel Serrano, and James
Thomas can read 100 words.
Mrs. Blair's class has been
busy writing poems about the
color red. Here is one of our
favorites: Red is a pretty valen-
tine, a juicy red apple, a tiny lady-
bug, and sweet cherries. We will
also make a delicious desert
called, "Cherry Delight". Mrs.
Blair's Students of the Week
have been Ciria Contreras and
Riley Craig.
Mrs. Peterson's class wel-
comes two new students,
Ty'Kierria Brown and Chastity
Tripp. They spent Wednesday,
Feb. 9, at the fair in town. We all
had great fun. Matthew Barr was
chosen as the student showing
the most respect for the month
of January. He enjoyed the Char-
acter Counts pizza party. The
Student of the Week is Emanual
Becerril. We are working hard
on our letters, sounds, words
and numbers. Please spehd time
practicing these skills and read
daily!
Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. John-
son's classes visited Dunklin
Assisted Living. They sang songs
and recited Valentine poems.
Then they enjoyed refreshments
with the residents.

First grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class recently took a field trip to
the Riverside National Bank and
Okeechobee County Library.
They would like to thank Ms.
Heather Hancock who conduct-


ed a wonderful presentation on
the workings of a bank and a les-
son on money. They would also
like to thank Ms. Pat O'Connor
who told them all about the
resources that are available at
the library. The students also
received and decorated their
own piggy banks which were
taken home to start them on
their way to saving money. The
field trip, the piggy banks and
the purchase of calculators were
all made possible through the
Marge Blair Math Mini-Grant.
Many thanks go to Mr. Dick Blair
for his contribution to the chil-
dren's education:
Students in Mrs. Quinlin's
class have been studying matter.
We have changed solids, liquids,
and gases with some great
experiments. We are now mov-
ing on to heat and energy and
boy are we excited about all the
experiments we get to try out. In
math we are finishing geometry
and we will begin money. Please
work with your child on count-
ing pennies, dimes, and nickels
at home. You could even prac-
tice counting by l's, 5's, and 10's
to help your student with this
skill. Mrs. Quinlin's reading
group is working hard on their
reading and spelling. Keep read-
ing with your child every night,
it's amazing what 10 minutes a
night does for them. Students of
the Week are Fransisco Man-
daruna and Alfredo Renteria.
These boys show their very best
everyday and work hard at their
schoolwork. Keep it u1i boys!

Second grade
Congratulations to Ashli


Mohney and Teddy Grossman
for being the Students of the
Week in Mrs. McClanahan's
room. Ashli wants to be a writer
and Teddy wants to be a hunter.
We are learning about the
Chinese New Year. The students
have made kites and lanterns as
the Chinese children do during
their fifteen day celebration. The
students have had a great time
writing about being invisible for
one day. They displayed their
writings on transparencies in our
windows. It makes for interest-.
ing reading. Parents, please
work with your child on count-
ing coins. We are studying
money which is a hard concept
for them. We appreciate your
help. Thanks to each of you who
listen to your child read each'
night.
Students of the Week in Mrs.
Koff's class are Larissa Cortez
and Royce Osceola. They are
both becoming good listeners
and are friendly to the rest of
their classmates. In math we are
working on counting money.
Parents, please help your child to
identify coins, practice adding
coins to $1, and figuring out dif-
ferent ways to make to same
amounts using all the different
value coins. In science we have
been learning about matter.
When we discussed the gas
form of matter, we inflated bal-
loons to see the different shapes
air can be and then popped the
balloons by stepping on them. It
was hard to pop some of them.
We are looking forward to our
trip Feb. 22, to the Dolly Hand
Cultural Center to see the show
"Rainbow Fish".


Obituaries


Kenneth Lee
Rivenburg, Sr.
Kenneth Lee Rivenburg, Sr.,
age 86, of Kingsley, Pa. died Sat-
urday, Feb. 12, 2005 at the Mead-
ow View Senior Living Center in
Montrose. His wife is the former
Mary Summers. They had been
married for 36 years.
He was born in Carbondale,
Pa. and was the son of the late
Levi and Elizabeth Lee Riven-
burg. He was a 1935 graduate of
Greenfield High School and was
valedictorian of his class. He
retired from PennDot -after 21
years as assistant superintendent
for the Montrocse/Susqgthanna
County area. He had also
worked for Keeler Stone and
Gravel in Lenoxville, Pa.
He was a member of the First
Universalist Church in Brooklyn.
He was a 56-year member of the
Mount Herman Masonic Lodge
#472, Uniondale. He was also a
charter member of the Clifford
Volunteer Fire Company. He was
the Republican Committeeman
for Clifford Township for many
years.
Mr. Rivenburg arid his wife,
operated Rivenburg Summer
Kitchen Antiques at the Harford
Fair for 20 years. He was an avid
hunter, fisherman, and gardener.
He loved auctions, his winter
home in Florida, and his home in
Canada. He has friends all over
the United States. He was a won-
derful husband, father, and fami-
ly man. He will be greatly
missed.
He was predeceased by:
three brothers, Frank, Harry, and
James.
He is survived by: five sons,
Lee and wife Karen of Brooklyn,
Pa., Lynn of Severn, Md., Mark
and wife Ann of West Palm
Beach, William of Factoryville,
Pa., Kenneth Jr, and wife Marcel-
la of Hop Bottom, Pa.; two
daughters, Ruth Rivenburg of
Scranton, Pa., Shirley Coshatt
and husband Dan of Panama
City; 18 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; nieces; and,
nephews.
Funeral services will be
Wednesday at 10 a.m., at the
Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home,
91 State St. Nicholson, Pa., with
services by Rev. Ralph Christian-
son, pastor of the First Universal-
ist Church, Brooklyn. Interment
Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn,
Pa. at a later date.


Friends may call Tuesday
from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9
p.m. Masonic services at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be
made to The Danielle House,
P.O. Box 65, Binghamton, N.Y,
13903 or The First Universalist
Church of Brooklyn, Brooklyn,
Pa., 18813.

James Patrick
Susko, Sr.
James Patrick Susko, Sr., age
39, of Okeechobee, died Friday,
Feb. 11, 2005, at his home. He
.was born Nov. 18, 1965, in
Sewicklcy, Pa. to Andrew R. and
Carolyn Susko. Mr. Susko was an
insulator in the construction
industry. He was of the Catholic
faith.
Mr. Susko is survived by: his
son, James Susko, Jr.; daughter,
Samantha K. Susko; parents,
Andrew Susko of Okeechobee
and Carolyn Susko of Moon
Township, Pa.; and, brother,
Mark Susko of Union town, Pa.
Funeral Services will take
place in Pittsburgh, Pa. directed
by Copeland Funeral Home
(412)264-1390.
No local visitation or services
will be held..
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Janel 'Nellie' Wood
Janel "Nellie" Wood, age 18,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Feb.12, 2005. She was born Dec.
9, 1986, in
Okeechobee,
to Maria and
Timothy
Wood. Ms.
Wood was a
senior at
Okeechobee
High School,
where she was
a cheerleader
from the ninth Janel Wood
grade to the
eleventh grade. Ms. Wood
proudly displayed her Brahman
Spirit, staying involved in many
school activities. She was of the
Baptist faith.
She was preceded, in death
by: her brother, Brandon Timo-
thy Wood; and, her grandfathers,
Hannible A. Wood and Robert D.
Keys.
She is survived by: her par-
ents, Maria and Timothy Wood;


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three brothers, Mikel, Randall,
and Justin Wood; one sister,
Janine Wood;. grandparents,
Nancy Keys of Benton, Ky. and
Rosa Smith of Hollywood; and,
many close friends and relatives.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 1
p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at
First Baptist Churc h Pastor
Donald Oxendine officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Rosie Jumper Billie
Rosie Jumper Billie, age 87, of
Clewiston, died Friday, Feb. 11,
2005, at her residence. She was
born Jan. 1, 1918, in Miami. Mrs.
Billie was a resident of Big
Cypress Seminole Indian Reser-
vation. She was of the Baptist
faith.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband; four sons; and,
three daughters.
Survivors include: her son,
Lonnie (Connie) Billie of Big
Cypress; daughter, Nancy
(Micheal) J. Billie of Big Cypress;
three grandchildren; and, eight
great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services
and interment was at the Big
Cypress Cemetery, on Monday,


.Feb, 14. Reverend Howard Micco
officiated.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory,

Yolanda Torres
Yolanda Torres, age 19, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Feb.
11, 2005. She was born Sept. 24,
1985, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She
attended and had graduated
from Okeechobee High School,
Class of 2004. She was a mem-
ber of the Girl's Soccer Team and
Spanish Club. She worked as a
clerk in a beauty supply store.
Survivors include: her moth-
er, Marilu Garcia of Riverview;
father, Isabel Torres of Okee-
chobee; brothers, Jesus Torres
of Okeechobee and Reynaldo
Torres of Riverview; sister, Iliana
Rosas of Riverview; several
aunts; uncles; and, cousins.
Friends may call at the home
of Isabel Torres, 3035 N.W. 35th
Ave. in Okeechobee on Tuesday,
Feb, 15, starting at 5 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be conduct-
ed at Sacred Heart 'Catholic
Church on Wednesday, Feb. 16,
at 10 a.m., with Father Hugh
Duffy officiating.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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Accelerated Readers
Fourth Grade Accelerated Readers for the second
semester were awarded $25 certificates for first place,
$15 for second place, and third through fifth place
received $10 from R.J. Gators on Friday, Jan. 28 in the
Central Elementary Cafeteria. From (left to right, back
row) are: Adell Elhnidi, first place; Johnathan Guitron,
second place; Braden Standefer, fifth place; and, (front
row, left to right) Dillon Jones, third place; Devon Hoyle,
fourth place; and, Principal Randy Paulson.



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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Lawrence Edward Elwell,
age 66, of Northeast 7th Drive was
arrested for Unlawful Disclosure
of Communications and Unlaw-
ful Use/Interception of Bond was
set at $10,000.


Cynthia Dean, age 43, of
Southeast 57th Drive was arrested
for obtaining property with a
worthless check over $150. Bond
was set at $2,500.
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
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President
"When I grow up, if I tell lies, start wars and ignore other prob-
lems can I be president like the man my dad refers to as double-
talking Dubya.?"

Not Satisfied
"With all these mobile homes being sold after the hurricane, I
am just wondering why this place doesn't put out a customer satis-
faction survey? Theywould not get myvote."

Roofers
"Whoever called about using out-of-town roofers is mistaken. I
need a minor repair on my roof and I can't even get the roofer that
just put the roof on to call me back. The local roofers are looking for
the lucrative jobs and ignoring their regular jobs. If you don't get an
out-of-town roofer, you won't get a roofer."

Basswood
"Here we go with the issue of Basswood. When I cleaned it up
the first time, I didn't even live there and with all the help I had it
was wonderful. But now it is your turn. It is private property and the
county will not force the people to clean it up. So if you don't like it,
it is time for you to help clean it up 'cause we all have to look at it.
There is a saying, and it goes like this: 'Everybody thought some-
body should do it, anybody could do it, but nobody did it.'"
Speck Limits
"I see where somebody wrote in the paper where you could
have 50 specks per person. That was cut down to 25 for speckled
perch several years ago. The limit is 25 per person."

Sad
"I am the person who put in the paper about the bluegrass
money going strictly to tsunami relief. I don't need any of the
money. However, I am one of the fortunate ones that didn't sustain
any hurricane damage. However, in helping in Punta Gorda and
Arcadia through Okeechobee and Fort Pierce, I saw many hun-
dreds of our own elderly out of everything and they got very little to
rebuild their lives and no insurance."
War
"Never, never, never, believe that any war will be smooth and
easy, or that anyone that embarks on a strange voyage can measure
the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman that
yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given he is no
longer the master of the policy, but the slave of the unforeseeable
and uncontrollable."

Homes in BHR
"Does anyone know how many houses have been ripped out of
Buckhead Ridge? They are still ripping them out today. I think it is
about 45, but I would really like to know."
Speeders
"To the person complaining about the snowbird's driving; I am
an ex-snowbird cop and I am down here. I am out here in the
mornings about 7, 8 or 9 a.m. going to the restaurants and around
town and to the doctor. All I can say for you people speeding
through there going 40 in a 251mile-an-hour zone, leave home
before 8 a.m. not 8:10 and try to make to work on time. These peo-
ple always speed 'cause they don't leave time for the drive, and they
should be at work well before we snowbirds decide to go to town
anyway. They say this stuff every year."

Fatal Crash
"I want to complain about the crash that involved those poor
kids. You know, there is nothing for the kids to do in this town.
There's no skating rink, no teen towns there's nothing for these
kids to do so they congregate out in the middle of nowhere. Yea,
they may have a few beers or whatever but this town better wake
up and do something. There have been other kids killed out there."
Iguanas
"I see in the paper that some people in Florida are being infested
by iguanas. Haven't you ever eaten gator tail? Well?"
Illegal Aliens
"I have been listening to hours and hours of news on the prob-
lem about immigrants coming into the United States illegally and
the amount of money and personnel this problem is costing us. But
Have yet to hear anything about the ranchers, farmers, fruit and
vegetable growers having to pay a fine for hiring these people. I
seems to me that if these large corporations were fined let's say,
$500 for every illegal alien they were found hiring that this prob-
lem would go away."

Figure it Out
"Anyone that wants to know what is happening to the crappie
just needs to ride out to the Kissimmee River about dark and look at
all the pontoon boats with lights and generators, with four and five
people per boat fishing with 25 poles per person figure it out."





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Letter to the Editor


Demand the truth
As a Independent, I claim no
special interest or loyalty to either
the Republican or Democratic
parties. My only interests are
what I consider to be what is best
for hard working, tax paying, true
patriotic Americans. So I tend to
search for the truth regardless of
who it may or may not offend,
and I think the best way to seek
out the truth is to follow the
money trail.
After listening and watching
the president's State of the Union
speech and observing his $2:5
trillion budget proposal for 2006,
I am convinced the president is
either delusional or contemptu-
ous. If he is delusional, there is.
hope. But if he is contemptuous
then it will be a very up-hill battle
for the Democrats fighting to pre-
serve domestic policy that favor
the poor, uneducated, disabled
and hard working Americans.
And if by some slim chance he is


delusional, the Christian Coali-
tion will be the ones to watch
when it comes down to the presi-
dent's stance on same sex mar-
riage and civil rights for gays.
The Christians claim to have
helped him get re-elected, and
get this: the Christian Coalition
plans on standing on a political
platform for or against Social
Security Reform based on his
decision and stance on the same
sex marriage issue. I find it very
troublesome that Christians
would rely on the president's
stance on an issue against giving
gay people the right to marry at
the cost of risking a social pro-
gram that helps the disabled, the
poor and the elderly to stay above
the poverty level.
Here are the cold hard facts; if
the Democrats fail and the presi-
dent gets his budget proposal
passed there will be budget cuts
for food stamps and special nutri-
tion programs for women, infants
and children that are barely


Upcoming Events

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-sterp recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,,
IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index
and rjlitary 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. 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, 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 meetsat 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 support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show meeting from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors meet at noon at Fat
Boy's Restaurant. All board members and affiliates are invited. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-0004.
Look good, feel better! 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R
to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.



Crime Prevention Tip

Do not leave repair people alone in your home, or alone in
other rooms of your home.


above poverty levels, while the
wealthiest continue to get their
tax cuts.
There will be budget cuts for
Medicare and Medicaid, home
heating aid and education cuts
aimed at the poor, while cutting
back E.P.A. regulations for corpo-
rate America's empire.
He plans on cutting budgets
for small farmer subsidies, Amer-
ican Indian schools and water
programs meanwhile compa-
nies like Haliburton, Brown and
Root and Lockheed Martin
should get that slice of the pie.
Local and state law enforce-
ment will see big budget cuts,
such as funds that are used for
incarcerating illegal aliens who
commit crimes and technology
that would help local and state
law enforcement to better com-
municate with other agencies,
while the Pentagon and the
Defense Department would, get
all the rest of the pie. They have
already been proven to be the


most wasteful spenders in our
government and our troops are
not even equipped with proper
armor and enough ammo to pro-
tect themselves adequately.
As Republican Susan Collins a
U.S. Senator stated and I quote: "I
would not dare send my son to
Iraq because soldiers are frustrat-
ed for not having enough
weapons, ammo and radios and
where is the money going?"
So there are the facts.
Yes, I agree that terrorism is a
problem but it is not the only one,
and for the sake of 9/11 where is
bin Laden?
Get ready people, the presi-
dent will request and he will get
another $80 billion more on top
of it all you can quote me on
that.
I am not the president, I am
not delusional nor am I contemp-
tuous; but I am patriotic, I am a
Christian and I demand the truth
-you should too.
J.K. Murray III


Community Events

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, tlih"H'eartland Boys Trio from
Kentucky will be in concert each evening. Their concerts will
start at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday, Feb. 15-16. For infor-
mation, call (863) 697-2258.

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 invit-
ed to attend.

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo 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 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
demonstrations of the Holy Spirit wherever they go. All are wel-
come to attend this performance. Admission is free. For informa-
tion, 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
Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be
held at the Okeechobee Community Center located across from
the airport entrance on U.S. 98. A guest lecturer from Orlando
will be discussing Jesus in the Koran. Coffee, tea and table serv-
ice will provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Chamber Coffee Match 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
information, call (863) 824-0800.

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

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Thurs-
day, Feb. 17, from noon until 3 p.m.; on Friday, Feb. 18, and Satur-
day, Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer Hpuse located at the cor-
ner 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 limits. 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 specif-
ic time.








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Chocolate: a sweet favorite and a health food


If your Valentine brought you
chocolate, it doesn't have to be a
guilty pleasure. In moderation,
even chocolate can be part of a
healthy diet.
Chocolate contains antioxi-
dants beneficial compounds
which are often found in fruits
and vegetables.
Anti-oxidants are substances
that help the body rid itself of free
radicals. Free radicals are created
by the body's natural processes
--- they are leftover bits of cells. If
the body cannot rid itself of these
"leftovers," they may contribute
to health problems such as heart
disease and cancer.
Chocolate comes from the
seeds of the Cocoa tree. It is
'sometimes spelled Cocao or
Cacao. The plant's scientific
name is Theobroma Cacao,
which means "food of the gods"
in Greek.
Researchers at Pennsylvania
State University found that like
products of many other plants,
Cocoa powder contains high lev-


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els of anti-oxidants.
Researchers in the Japan also
found Cocoa powder may help
lower the LDL or "bad" choles-
terol levels.
While Cocoa may be consid-
ered a "health food", check the
labels when buying chocolate.
There may be other ingredients
that are not so healthy. For exam-
ple, you still want to avoid any
foods that contain transfats or
high fructose corn syrup.
To get the maximum level of
antioxidants, choose dark choco-
late.
Recent studies have shown
that chocolate may also help you


feel better. It contains a sub-
stance called theobromine, an
alkaloid that is in the same cate-
gory at caffeine. Some
researchers also believe the
anandamides in chocolate and
Cocoa powder activate the same
receptor in the brain as marijua-
na. They believe this is why some
people crave chocolate when
they are under stress.
While a little chocolate may
help you feel better, too much
can contribute to headaches. As
with many foods, moderation is
the key.
Some trivia for those who love
chocolate:
e Historically, chocolate has
been the gift of lovers and is said
to be an aphrodisiac. It contains
phenylethylamine, the chemical
stimulant produced by the brain
when a person is in love.
*.Chocolate is a high energy
food, and has been appreciated
as such by explorers. Sir Edmund
Hillary packed chocolate for his
Mount Everest climb. Both Amer-


ican and Soviet astronauts have
taken chocolate with them into
space.
While the Cocao tree is
native to South and Central Amer-
ica, Africa is now the world's
leading producer of cocoa.
The Aztecs used cacoa
beans as currency and offered
them as gifts to their gods.
One plain milk chocolate
candy bar has more protein than
a banana.
Thomas Jefferson preferred
hot cocoa to coffee or tea. He
wrote about the benefits of his
favorite hot beverage in a letter to
John Adams, praising the health
benefits and nourishments of
chocolate.
Mozart loved chocolate so
much he wrote about it in an
opera.
Because chocolate burns
easily, a chocolate cake should be
baked at a little lower tempera-
ture than any other kind of cake.
In the 16th Century, monks
and nuns who were fasting were


allowed to eat chocolate in order
to keep from feeling faint.
In the Alfred Hitchcock film
'Psycho", they used chocolate
syrup for blood in the infamous
shower scene. Since the movie
was in black and white, the color
didn't matter.
M&M's were created for the
American military. In 1941, they
were a favorite of American GI's
serving in World War 11 because
they did not melt as easily as


chocolate bars. They were origi-
nally packaged in cardboard
tubes. By the late 1940s, M&Ms
were widely available to the
American public.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
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Health Brief


Free pregnancy
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The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now avail-
able to offer free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer coun-
seling, referrals for a free ultra-
sound, parenting classes and


abstinence education. Operating
hours are from 10 a.m. until 5
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Tuesday. We are located at 1505
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Brahman grapplers

end dual season

with 45-36 victory


The Brahman wrestling
team defeated the Vero Beach
Indians 45-36 in their final dual
of the season 45-36.
Wednesday's win boosts
their overall record to 8-4.
It was a wild and exciting
dual, which featured situa-
tions that do not normally
arise. With two wrestlers not
making weigh-ins, the Brah-
mans made some quick
changes to fill the gaps,
including moving four of their
middleweights up and putting
in a young freshman to work
the open weight class.
"I thought we wrestled bet-
ter in this dual than we have in
the last couple of duals," said
Brahman head coach Bruce
Jahner. "We are starting to
move better off the bottom
and finishing our shots."
The big matches of the


night came from Chuckie
Suarez and Josh Raulerson.
Suarez fell behind early in
the match and was put to his
back, but was able to work
free and score a pin for him-
self.
Raulerson also played a big
role in the Brahman win.
"We knew he could go six
minutes, but the thing we
needed the most was the extra
points for a pin. Josh came
through and pinned his oppo-
nent in the second period,"
stated Jahner.
Results of the dual were:
Tommy Landgren and Peritz
Samuels won by forfeit; Cory
Wright, Chuckie Suarez, Josh
Borgstrom, Josh Raulerson,
Matt Kelly and Jonathan
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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-
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Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospite welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver
items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For fur-
ther information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the Board at
(863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-
8222.

Public recycling
drop-ofibins open ;.I
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, alu-
minum and metal cans, corrugat-
ed cardboard, glass jars and
bottles and plastics #1 through
#7 are accepted at the public
facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Rus-
sell Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Auto-
mated External Defibrillation,
and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Con-
tact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863)
763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for
residents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others,
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. Call Linda
Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters. now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-
8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
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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: LAB MIX PUPS
To good home.
Call 863-610-0263 or
357-6794.
Free to good home: 1 1/ yr.
old fem. pit bull, good na-
tures, very loving, all
shots. 561-351-8669
OLD SCHOOL BUS- no
seats, good for storage,
you must tow away,
(239)369-8632.
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

Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
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)801-3031.,
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining,' fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

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* Sat., Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
. 98 Residential Building Lots 4
* Orange Blossom Estates A4
4 Sebring, FL. Conveniently located. 4
4k Great opportunity to buy lots at 4
4 auction. Call Jacobson Auction at 4
1-800-466-1930. For additional 4
info & directions log onto 4
jacobsonauction.com.
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Clewiston FL 9:00 a.m. Both Days
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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.
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OKEECHOBEE Contractor on the grow!
We are currently excepting applications for employ-
ment to, assist with the expansion, of
All-N-One Mobile Home Services.
Only serious & dependable individuals need apply!
*Class A CDL DRIVER
(Transport & Mobile home set up A + )
*Working Mobile home set up crew leaders
*Mobile Home Trim Out & Repair Persons
Must have clean driving record.
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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

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
Needed for large dairy. Contact Ben
at McArthur Farms, Inc. Maintenance.
Shop, 1550 N.E. 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 3,4972. (863)763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401(k).
Drug free workplace. E.O.E.

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


IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information
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Cosmetologist
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. Must Have Experience
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

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that's updated regularly: the perfect gift. Look for
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
PartT Aime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


Batch Panel Operator
Needed at Feed Mill,
Benefits Available Equal
Opportunity Employer,
Apply at Syfrett Feed
Company 3079 NW 8th
Street Okeechobee-
(863)763-5586
COL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518
Drug Free Workplace
Construction in Port St. Lu-
cie-need Carpenters,
Equipment Operators &
Laborers. (954)975-0388
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
Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operators
Needed for job in Clewiston
area.
DFWP & EOE'
1-800-537-3031
Full Time Person for Reach
FM Radio, 90.5 in Lake
Okeechobee. Community
relations person must be
outgoing and organized.
Send resumes by email
to:
info@calvary
productions.net or fax to
505-468-0545.
No Phone Calls Please.


Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
Hardware Store Counter
Sales, closing paperwork,
great hrs, benefits, Apply
in person, Mobile Home
Depot, 1153 Hwy 441 SE,
Okeechobee
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

NEEDED
LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W, 4th St.
MARINE PARTS Counter
Person needed. Apply in
person @ Big Lake Marina
964 us hwy 441 SE.
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.

NEEDED TRUCK DRIVER/
WAREHOUSE Benefits
avail. Apply at 1111 SE
Park St. (863)357-3444.
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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mailto: classad@newszap.com

Receptionist, F/T, pleasant
telephone manner, w/
Excel & Word exp. DFWP,
Fax res. 863-763-6337
RECEPTIONIST
Busy Okeechobee Physi-
cians office looking for ex-
perienced receptionist.
Great salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to
(772)221-3330.
Attn: Jamie


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Okeechobee
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
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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


ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proi. 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.
Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.

WANTED MATURED
WOMAN To live in & be a
companion to a 90 yr old
woman, Free room &
board + salary.
(863)763-5330.



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


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 125
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, Offie',: J
Carpets, Windows
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380.





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


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Okeechobee News


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
S* Benefits Package
Generous time off program
Thie Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


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


OFFICE HELP NEEDED
P/T, Computer experience
a MUST. Call Barbara
S@ (863)763-4114

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online at
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YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp. Will-
ing to hard. 561-261-


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basement and/or gar-
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sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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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
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/,'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts. 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps-Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies..'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television' Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITONER- '94, 31/2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
Iooed for it?


AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 V2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
4365.
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391


HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413
SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 86763-4982
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
*-***** *****
CHEST FREEZER
kelvinator 41"x21x35"
runs great $100
(863)824-0455
DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
GE RANGE Electric
exc. cond. $75
(863)457-4124
************
MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25,
(239)348-8894.
RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
RANGE, GE, Elec. Good
shape. $75. 863-467-4124


SPEAKER BOX
6x9 JBL car 2 new $25
(863)357-0047

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


GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762
Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMas-
ter(trademark) Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE
Savings! 20x24, 30x60,
35x50. Perfect Garage/
Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.




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


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


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GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123..
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504



GUNS,RIFLES, RELOADING
EQUIPMENT- Post and
Pre WW II, Call for Info.
(561)629-3781.
Remington 700 ADL SYN
7mm Rem Mag NIB $375
(863)946-1105

Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!


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STAR WARS I, II, III Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


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

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


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
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.

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
DINING RM TABLE w/10
cowhide seat chairs
$2500 (863)634-5732
**********
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
****- ****'**
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
ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200..
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
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
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

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
******* ** **
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.



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


MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.



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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.


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141

Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863

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.

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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- Kimball a Spinet
must sell, very good cond
recently tuned, $550 neg
(863)675-2596.



CHIHUAHUA
2, F), 8 wks 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

DONKEY- Young Jack,
$200. (863)467-0613.


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 (8631467-0184

HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


AIR COMPRESSOR
14 hp Kohler Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
(863)447-0941 -

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
*****H***-**


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 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 355
Poultry. 'Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants
Flowers 865


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


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




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.


LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.


Lawn Mower, Dixon ZTR,
52 in cut, 18hp, runs
good, new parts, $1500.
(863)697-2032


PUSH MOWER 22" MTD
3.75 Briggs & Stratton $30
(863)763-6901
***********


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960






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


TOWNHOUSE
FOR RENT
2BR/2BA, $850 mo.
863-634-7722




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

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


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


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land. Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property10B0


OKEECHOBEE- Customer
brick home on 23 acres,
many huge oaks, close to
town, extremely private, 1/
2 mi from new Equestrian
Ctr, (863)634-6071 or
(AnqRqA.i11 In
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
($163,000.)reduced to
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158



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



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020







LARGE 3/2 W/D, Porch,
3 Carports, Fenced yard,
863-634-3451.




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










Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Acwessories 3020
oMarine ll for $58,000 neg.





BIMINI BOAT top new In
up to 8' wide $175
(863)824-0455
BIMINI BOAT TOP New in
. box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $175


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


Employment
Part Time 215










1 U The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 15,2005


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

GROVE BOAT loader also
transport wheels & hitch
see on my boat $75
(863)763-6901
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

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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
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.
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, trir, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203. ,
WATERPROOF BOAT Cover
fit up to 22' boats $75
(863)824-0455

ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.



JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.
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- 38ft, 3 slide
outs, loaded, Must Sell!!,
$19,800. (941)448-5606.

Trailer
'33, Florida room. Fully
Furnished.. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.
Trailer 33', w/FI. rm. Furn.
w/washer & dryer
& freezer. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 1020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.'
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash td t reassure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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!

6 S





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


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


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 TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold AC, all power, $3700
* or best offer. (863)673-
6209.
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
NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.



CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $10000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whi 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
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Oevelopment Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training
Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Youth Council to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22,
2005- 8:15 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-
ceoring the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunitiea, 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 Tereasure Coast
Cit 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-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon.
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
553697 ON 2/15


Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
g $900.
(863)234-1230.


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, $150 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
Runs, $550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.
TIRES Super Swampers .(4)
on 16.5 rims rims
33x12.3-16.5 good cond.
$650 (863)697-9704


DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims, lock-
er gears, $7600 neg.
(863)673-2392.
DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-319
BERNELL BROWN and LYNN
BROWN, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife, if living, and if
dead, their unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignee, credi-
tors, lienors and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against said De-
fendants, and all other parties
claiming or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the
subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title to the follow-
ing described property in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, to-wit:
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 6, ORANGE
BLOSSOM RANCHES, according
to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, page 9 of the public
records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY II, III of CONELY &
CONELY, PA., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the odginal with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7,2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
p laint. -
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550753 ON 2/18 15 22/05


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


FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
(863)357-1078.


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

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It can go even faster
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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 orunknown 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 oft the Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County, Flori-
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 County,
Florida.
Any any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees,
pursuant to the Final Judgement
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of 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 J);.itii.nri Art, persons with
disabmli. ',eeurirng 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. 2nd Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida
33472. If hearing impaired, D(OD)
1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Carol White
Deputy Clerk
553425 ON 2/11,15/05







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-307
DEWEY A. LIGHTSEY and RUTH T.
LIGHTSEY, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE SUE
BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIUE
SUE BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following described property
in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-
wit
Lots 93 and 94, TREASURE IS-
LAND UNIT NO. 2, accontingto
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 39, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast comer of
said Lot 94; thence bear SoutIf
5817'57" West, along the South
boundary line of saidLot 94, for
a distance of 16.99 feet to a
point; thence bear South
8958'17" West for a distance of
83.05 feet to the intersection
with the West boundary line of
said Lot 94; thence bear North
0009'29" East, along said West
boundary line for a distance of
90.00 feet to a point; thence bear
North 8958'25" East, along
North of and parallel with the
North boundary line of said Lot
94, fora distance of 110.09 feet
to the intersection with the West
ight-of-way line of Southeast
38th Avenue, being also the East
boundary line of said Lot 93;
thence bear South 00*29'48"
West, along said West right-of-
way line, and along said East
boundary line for a distance of
15.10 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of said Lot'93, being also the
Northeast comer of said Lot 94,
and being also the point-of-cur-
vature of a curve concave to the
Southeast and having for its ele-
ments a radius of 50.00 feet and
a central angle of 8426'06";
thence along said curve, along
the East boundary line of said Lot
94, and continuing along said
West right-of-way line, for an arc
length of 73.68 eetto the POINT
OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER
WITH 1973 NEWM Mobile Home
bearing ID #2701110 and Flori-
da Title #5827471
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY, 111, of CONELY &
CONELY P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the ooginal with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/Landy Wherre
Deputy Clerk'
550782 ON 2/1,8,15,22/05


Community Events

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

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

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

Southern gospel concert scheduled
Brian Free and Assurance will be in concert Friday, Feb. 18, at 7
p.m. at the First Baptist Church Recreational Center, 310 S. W. 5th
Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door only. For information, call (863)
763-7113.

Sheepdog Trials benefit FFA
The annual Sheepdog Trials will be held Feb. 18-20 at The Tin-
dall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. from 8 a.m.: until 5 p.m. Proceeds
from the event will benefit the local FFA chapter. For information,
call (863) 467-0423.

Valentine's dinner/dance planned
The Knights of Columbus Council #11284 will host a St. Valen-
tine's dinner dance at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on


Feb. 19 from 6 until 11 p.m. Come and dance to a live band and.
enjoy your choice of prime rib or chicken. Dress is casual, but no
shorts or T-shirts please. The cost is $15 per person. Call (863) 763-
8639 by Feb. 12. Only 150 tickets will be printed.

Church to hold food distribution
S.H.A.R.E. food distribution and March sign-ups will be held at
the Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 1803 S.W. Third
Ave., on Saturday, Feb.19, from 10 until 11 a.m. Anyone interested
in saving money on their grocery bill is invited to stop by and check
out the program. S.H.A.R.E. is free and everyone qualifies for the
savings. For information, call (863) 763-7770'.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Feb.
22, at 10 a.m. in the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., which is directly north of the School Board Office.

Healthy Start sponsors Lunchbox Lectures
Parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
Ph.D., LMHC. Her first lecture will be Feb. 22 on Post Traumatic
Stress Syndrome. The free lecture will be presented at the Visiting
Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. Bring your lunch .Beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lec-
tures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to
inform and heighten the community's awareness of topics that sur-
round the increasing problem of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee.
Upcoming lectures will focus on Sex Education for Teens/Parents,
Sexual Predators, Adolescence and Sexual Boundaries and Tech-'
niques to Use for Children that Are Self Mutilating. The doors will
open at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin, promptly at noon. For
information,'call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863). 462-
5877.

Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety
classes for February are: Saturday, Feb. 19, infant/child CPR from 9
a.m. until noon; and Thursday, Feb. 24, first aid basics from 6 until


10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first class and $5 for each class
after that up to three classes. For information; call (863) 763-'
.2488.

Bluegrass band plans concert
The Florida Bluegrass Express will be in concert Feb. 19 at the Elks
Club, S.R. 70 E., from 6 until 8:30 p.m. For information, call Darlene
Bass at (863) 763-1443 or (863) 634-5815.

Auxiliary to hold free boat check
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will-be doing fire a Vessel Safety Checks
(VSC) on Feb. 19, and again on Feb. 26'from 2 until 4 p.m. weatherf
permitting) at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. You should
bring your registration and your boat outfitted for a trip. Boats meeting
VSC requirements will receive a VSC decal. For information, contact a
vessel examiner at (863) 467-3085.

'His Story' planners will meet
The "His Story" planning committee will meet on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
in the Fellowship hall. at the First United Methodist Church. If you are
interested in helping with the production for 2005, please come.

Brighton Baptist Church hosts revival
Joe H. Bishop will be the speaker during revival services at Brighton
Baptist Church. Reverend Bishop is the pastor of Fountain of Life
Church. Revival services have been scheduled for Feb. 21-25, with
worship beginning at 7 p.m. The Brighton Baptist Church is located at
24050 S.R. 70 W. For information, call (863) 763-6626.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone wholives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's schedule is: Thursday, Feb. 24, "The Time Travelers Wife" -
Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Philli-
pa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha'
Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water"
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings"
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Champion spellers
These students were winners in the recent Okeechobee
County Schools Spelling Bee. Displaying their trophies
at last Tuesday night's meeting of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board are: Seth Peterson, third place, eighth
grader at Yearling Middle School; and, Emily Raulerson,
second place, fifth grader at North Elementary School.
Not pictured: Sarah Murrow, first place, seventh grader
at Osceola Middle School.


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