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Vol. 96 No. 52 Monday, February 21, 2005 50M Plus tax


Briefs

Motorists urged
to use caution
School officials have recent-
ly reported several near acci-
dents involving students wait-
ing for school buses and
motorists entering or leaving
businesses.
Dale Barrett, director of
operations for the school dis-
trict, stated that there have been
some near accidents at school
bus stops at the driver's license
office and at other businesses
that have recently reopened
after being closed for some
time due to the hurricanes.
Motorists are urged to use
caution when approaching
school bus stops.

Inside

South donates
$4,000 to fund
There is school today. We
are making up one of the hurri-
cane days by attending school
today.
The students, faculty, staff,
and parents contributed gra-
ciously to the Tsunami Relief
Fund. We were able to write a
check for $4,000; what an out-
standing response to this
humanitarian effort! Thanks to
everyone who contributed.
We also had an outstanding
response to our Talent Show
last Tuesday evening. Many par-
ents, relatives and friends filled
the cafetorium as they came to
support our students. Thank
you so much for your support!
Page 3
Gordon wins
Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH Jeff
Gordon grabbed the lead from
Dale Earnhardt Jr., then held off
Kurt Busch and Earnhardt in
extra laps to win his third Day-
tona 500 Sunday.
One of the wildest finishes in
the 47-year history of NASCAR's
biggest race saw four lead
changes in the last nine laps.
Earnhardt, the defending cham-
pion, came from as far back as
30th to grab a late lead, only to
watch four-time series champi-
on Gordon pass him seconds
before a caution flag waved
with three laps to go.
The race went three laps
beyond the scheduled 200-lap
distance, with Gordon hanging
on over two final laps of green-
flag racing to beat Busch by two
car-lengths.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 514
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.71 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.31 feet


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

Index
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Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .7


Obituaries
Opinion ..
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being presented the Environmental Stewardship Award. Sonny Williamson (left) holds
the national award while his son Wes holds the award they received on the regional
level. The award was presented by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Rancher gets environmental award


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Sonny Williamson andl his
son Wes of Williamson Cattle
Company have been selected as
the national winners of the 2004
National Environmental Steward-
ship Award Program (ESAP). The
award was presented recently at
the Cattle Industry Annual Con-
vention and Trade Show in San
Antonio, Texas. The prestigious
award program recognizes cattle
producers across the nation
whose stewardship practices are
progressive, cost-effective and
contribute to environmental con-
servation.
"The Williamsons' operation
is an exemplary picture of envi-
ronmental stewardship, while
demonstrating the ability and
willingness to work with the pub-
lic to help promote the overall
goals establishes by the ESAP,"
says Dave Petty Iowa cattle pro-
ducer and chairman of the award
selection committee.
The awards program is spon-
sored by Dow AgroSciences, LLC
and the Natural Resources Con-
servation Service of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture and is
administered by the National Cat-
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largest organization representing
America's cattle industry.
Sonny was also recently
induced into the Florida Agricul-
ture Hall of Fame "in recognition
for outstanding leadership serv-
ice and contribution to Florida
agriculture."
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Sonny said this was the first
time the award had been given to
a recipient east of the Mississippi
River.
"This family has put forth an
outstanding effort to conserve,
maintain, and improve natural
resources," said Mr. Petty. "They
See Award Page 2


Sheepdog trials


benefit local FFA


By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to the Okeechobee News
The Eighth Okeechobee
Sheepdog Trials were held at the
Tindall Place this weekend for
forty-three dogs and their owners
who came from as far away as
Pennsylvania and Kentucky to see
who the top dog would be. The
border collie is a breed judged
solely on its ability and instincts as
a working stock dog. The trial is
sanctioned by the United States
Border Collie Association and the
Georgia Stock Dog Association.


"The breed originated in
Northern Scotland and England,
bred to gather sheep from the hill
country, said dog owner Sheryl
Williams from Hop Bottom,
Pennsylvania. "I've owned and
handled border collies at trials like
this for about 25 years." Border
collies are also trained to herd cat-
tle and make wonderful, if high-
energy, companions. They really
love to herd.
"I like my dogs to herd cattle
better than sheep, said Maurice
See Trials Page 2


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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 Okee-
chobee orOkeechobee County.

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

Three winners
in Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Three win-
ners of the "Fantasy 5" game will
collect $93,715.68 each, the Florida
Lottery said Sunday.
The winning tickets were all
bought in Miami, lottery officials
reported.
The 410 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $110.50 each.
Another 12,812 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $9.50, and 125,115
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Saturday
night were 4-6-12-14-33.

One ticket wins
in Lotto jackpot
TALLAHASSEE One ticket
purchased in Cape Coral matched
all six Florida Lotto numbers to win
an estimated $14 million jackpot,
lottery officials said Sunday.
A total of 121 tickets matched
five numbers to win $4,171.50;
6,506 tickets matched four num-
bers for $63; and 123,676 tickets
matched three numbers for $4.50.
The winning Florida Lotto num-
bers selected Saturday were 7-13-
26-28-34-43.

List of AIDS patients
e-mailed to workers
WEST PALM BEACH -A confi-
dential list of 4,500 Palm Beach
County residents with AIDS and
2,000 who are HIV positive, includ-
ing their addresses, was inadver-
tently e-mailed to more than 800
county workers, officials said.
Computer technicians quickly
shut down the county health
department's e-mail system and
officials believe only about 10 peo-
ple opened the e-mail.
Palm Beach County Health
SDepartment Director Dr. Jean
Malecki has launched a "full and
major investigation" into the inci-
dent, said spokesman Tim O'Con-
nor. She also asked the state health
department's inspector general to
conduct an independent inquiry.
Health department statistician
John W. "Jack" Nolan sent an e-
mail with his monthly statistics
report on Thursday and inadver-
tently attached a file with the identi-
ties and addresses of AIDS patients
and others who have tested HIV
positive, Tim O'Connor said.
Nolan realized his mistake with-
in minutes and contacted the
department's computer specialists
who shut down the agency's e-
mail system for about an hour,
O'Connor said. He said they
removed all copies of the e-mail
from the system.


"We don't know the number of
people who opened the attach-
ment, but it appears to our infor-
mation technology staff that only
10 people opened the e-mail,"
O'Connor said. "We have already
contacted most of them and will
contact the others Monday."
The Associated Press was
unable to contact Nolan Saturday.
TWo phone listings for John Nolan
in Palm Beach County weren't his.
He has been reassigned to
directly report to Malecki and assist
in her investigation of the incident,
O'Connor said.


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Award

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have taken a proactive approach to
working with the public and are
successful in helping others better
understand how the cattle industry,
conservation, and the environment
fit together.
"The Williamsons' natural
resource stewardship practices are
a major contributor to enhancing
environmental protection on their
south Florida land," said Victoria
Tschinkel, Florida State Director of
The Nature Conservancy.
Sonny said the ESAP presenta-
tion caused him to realize that agri-
culture is built around the family. At
the presentation ceremony, before
the national winner was
announced, he said, regional win-
ners were introduced by families
and the entire family was recog-
nized.
"This is a stewardship award
but it is family oriented, Sonny said,
adding: "It takes several genera-
tions of a family to preserve the
land."
"Agriculture is more about fami-


lies that stick together and hold the
land more than it is about busi-
ness," the elder Williamson assert-
ed.
He said there are two kinds of
bottom lines. One is money and
the other is the enjoyment you get
out of what you do.
"Beef cattle.are nice to work
with," he added.
In 1950 when he graduated
from college, Sonny said his father
bought the property and they
began ranching. He said his father
loved the hammocks and the natu-
ral areas of the land. He added that
many areas of the ranch remain in
a natural state.
Sonny Williamson and his son,
Wes have about 8,751 acres in pas-
ture, oranges and grapefruit on U.S.
441 N a few miles north of Okee-
chobee.
Grandson John Williamson
takes care of the Greensboro, Ala.,
section of the business that has a
total of 2,000 acres of family owned
and rented land used for pasture
and catfish ponds.
The Williamsons have restored
three wetlands on their ranch.
Sonny said that restoring wetland is
complicated and involves many


technical issues.
"Its' like gluing a mirror back
together, he said.
Wes Williamson added that
restoring water to its natural level
doesn't mean an area will return to
the state it was in 50 years ago.
He said the biggest obstacle to
environmental restoration is the 13
million people living in the Lake
Okeechobee watershed.
"Unless we move everybody
out we can't have the same envi-
ronment. That doesn't mean we
can't improve it.
While he expressed confidence
that the competed Kissimmee
River restoration project will be
nice, he believes there will be some
problems and that the restoration
will not be entirely like the original
riverwas.
Sonny said that in the last centu-
ry we found Florida, drained it and
conquered the land, then in 1972,
we realized the wetlands were
important to the environment and
stopped draining them.
Riding around the 8,750 acres
with Sonny, it is easy to see his love
for land as he points out features of
the terrain. At one point he drives
along an old railroad road bed long


abandoned with the rails and cross
ties removed. He said it was built
about 1915 and ran from Okee-
chobee to Holopaw. About every
fifteen miles, there was a station to
take on wood or water.
The station on what is now the
Williamson Ranch was named
Opal. He said that there was a flow-
ing well there. The railroad compa-
ny used cypress boards to make a
pipe to carry the water to the steam
locomotives.
"That's how Florida looked
when Zachary Taylor was fighting
the Indians," he said, noting a thick
patch of palmetto and pine tress."If
I had been him, I would have gone
back to Tampa." '
As cattle scurried out of the way
of his vehicle, he pointed out stands
of various types of trees and places
where his family had hunted.
In addition to their agriculture
and conservation interests, the
Williamsons are also involved in
their community. The elder
Williamson belongs to the founda-
tion boards of the University of
Florida, Indian River Community
College and the Florida Cattlemen's
Association.
He has also served on the state


board of the Nature Conservancy.
In addition, he is a past chairman of
the board of directors of the South
Florida Water Management District.
He is also a charter member of
the board of directors of Dunklin
Memorial Camp.
Wes Williamson is a past presi-
dent of the Okeechobee County
Cattlemen's Association and cur-
rently serves as its secretary.
Sonny Williamson is also
involved with Okeechobee Non-
profit Housing, an organization that
helps provide housing for low-
income people.
"I don't know anything about
them," he said of his fruit pickers.
"But I know they are valuable"
The Williamsons have a strong
ethic of taking care of their work-
ers. They provide complete hospi-
talization at no charge.
"We want to take care of those
who work on our ranch," said
Sonny.
Most of their employees have
been around over 15 years accord-
ing to his son, Wes. They now have
17 employees in Alabama and 13
full time employees in Okee-
chobee.


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Macgregor, "Cattle are a lot smarter
and easier to herd." Mr. MacGregor
was down from the town of Mims,
near Titusville, Florida with one of
his dogs in the trial. "I started work-
ing border collies in Ireland in 1948
and I still enjoy it," he said.
Quinn and Sandy Tindall of
Northeast 144th Street in Okee-
chobee hosted the trial on their
property. Mr. and Mrs. Tindall own
seven border collies themselves;
two were entered in the weekend


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Winning Lottery

numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Saturday
in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
8-6-0
Play 4
5-8-3-9
Lotto $14 million jackpot
28-7-34-43-26-13
Fantasy 5
4-6-33-14-12


trial. "After Sunday, we will be
going to two more trials with our
dogs, one in Fellsmere the first part
of the week and one in Odessa
right after that," said Mrs. Tindall.
Proceeds from the event will
benefit the Okeechobee High
School Chapter of Future Farmers
of America and the Future Farmers
of America Alumni Project. Own-
ers, dogs and spectators enjoyed
the hospitality. Motor homes and
recreational vehicles filled Tindall's
yard with plenty of dogs. No bark-
ing, however. Border collies instinc-
tively do not bark. The border col-
lie's instinct is to gather.


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South donates $4,000 to Tsunami Relief Fund


There is school today. We are
making up one of the hurricane
days by attending school today.
The students, faculty, staff,
and parents contributed gra-
ciously to the Tsunami Relief
Fund. We were able to write a
check for $4,000; what an out-
standing response to this
humanitarian effort! Thanks to
everyone who contributed.
We also had an outstanding
response to our Talent Show last
Tuesday evening. Many parents,
relatives and friends filled the


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college aid
A conservative estimate of
college costs for a full-time stu-
dent runs from $10,000-$30,000;
high cost colleges can run from
$40,000-$100,000! Most parents
and students think that scholar-
ships are only for the students
with excellent grades, low-
income families, or the athleti-
cally inclined. A small example
of the numerous scholarships
available to students include:
Handicapped Student Scholar-
ships, Members of a Church
Scholarships, Scholarships for
"C" Students, Veteran Children's
Scholarships, Scholarships for
Minorities and much, much
more.
Though the majority of schol-
arships are from the Federal
Government 'and are merit
and/or need based, millions of
dollars are available to students
from private sector scholarships.
Much of private sector financial
aid goes unused because the
parents and students do not
know how or where to apply.
There are organizations that
have spent hundreds of hours in
research locating scholarship
sources. The U.S. Commission
for Scholastic Assistance Col-
lege Bound is such an organize.,
tion and supplies the public with
over 1000 different private schol-
arships sources. The scholarship
list includes, the -cil. .i.-rsriip
names, addresses', application
deadlines, summaries about the
scholarships and the amount the
scholarship will pay your child.
Many scholarships pay the
entire- tuition; others can be
applied towards tuition, living
expenses, and/or other fees.
Most scholarships can be used
at junior colleges, career and
vocational schools, 4 year col-
leges, graduate schools, medical
and law schools.
For more information on
obtaining these scholarship lists,
send a self addressed, stamped,
business size, #10 envelope to:
The U.S. Commission for
Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box
650067, Potomac Falls, Va.
20165-067.


cafetorium as
they came to ,.
support our
students.
Thank you
so much for
your sup-
port!
Mrs.
Lewis
reports that "Read Across Ameri-
ca" will be coming up the last of
February with many activities
planned to celebrate this event.
If you would like to be a guest


reader in a classroom on Tues-
day, March 1st, or Wednesday,
March 2nd, please call the
school office.
On Thursday, March 3, we
invite everyone to a program at
night for "Seuss on the Loose" to
continue the "Read Across
America" celebration. Many
children will be performing to
celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.
In third grade Mrs. Milrot
reports that her "Fabulous
FCAT" students last week were


Tuff Durrance and Angela Gar-
cia. Two students got an "A" on
their reading test; they were
Hanna Bostwick and Danyelle
Sheffield. Good job!

Can you spell "ono-
matopoeia"? Mrs. Milrot's Super
Spellers can; they are Kutter
Crawford, Brittany Duran, Harlie
Elliott, Casey Lewis, Zane More-
land, McKenzie Richey, Ashton
Rogers, Danyelle Sheffield, and
Stormy Stokes.


Singing 'Crazy'
Second grader, Taylor Pearce sang "Crazy" during the
South Elementary Talent Show on Tuesday, Feb. 15.


Glades County Roundup


Fifth grade readers
Fifth Grade Accelerated Readers for the second semester were awarded $25 certificates
for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place and 3rd through 5th places received $10 from R.J. Gators
on Friday, Jan. 28 in the Central Elementary Cafeteria. The students are: (left to right)
Jessica Anderson-1st place, Elizabeth Hans-2nd place, Benjamin Kielbasa-3rd place,
Jason Rucks-4th place, Brittney Ball-5th place and Principal Randy Paulson.


Buckle Up month
Students at North Elementary School held up signs Wednesday afternoon as parents
picked up their children. The signs were a reminder for them and their children to buck-
le up when they get into a car. The signs were in memory of Deidra Dunson who was in
third grade at North when she died in a car accident on Feb. 16, 2004. These students
were in Deidra's homeroom and reading class at the school.


EMS moves
to Lakeport
Glades County Manager Jim
Smith said since the Seminole Tribe
moved to provide its own EMS
service from the existing station at
Brighton, after a series of "produc-
tive" meetings between himself,
Commissioner Paul Beck and EMS
Director Bob Jones, the county has
removed its equipment and per-
sonnel to the Lakeport Volunteer
Fire Department.
"Our role in this transition peri-
od is to insure there's no decline in
service to the community," Mr.
Smith said.
Mr. Smith said the Tribe will
offer walk-up service at the station.
"We decided it was in the best
interest of all parties to move our
people out of the station," Mr.
Smith said, adding that the EMS
crew formerly based at Brighton
will temporarily be based at Lake-
port, to serve Lakeport and Buck-
head Ridge until the commission
ultimately decides the fate of the
EMS service.
Hurricane relief
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey announced
that county residents whose
homes were damaged in the 2004
hurricane season could be eligible
for hurricane relief in certain cir-
cumstances.
Applications for relief for Glades
County residents who bought
replacement mobile homes are
due to Mr. Luckey's office by May 1.
The relief is calculated based oh
sales tax paid~on the' replacement
mobile home. Applications are eli-
gible for either relief for residents
with' homestead exemptions or
relief related to mobile home
replacement, but not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-'
6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337. For
more information about the hurri-
cane relief program, residents may
visit the Florida Department of Rev-
enue Web site http://www.myflori-
da.com/dor.
Senior Connection
upcoming events
The next Family Caregiver Sup-
port Group meeting will be


Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Moore
Haven. All support group meetings
feature a special presentation from
knowledgeable experts on such
topics as legal issues, care-giving
how-tos, or memory loss. All meef-
ings take place from 4 until 5 p.m.
at local Senior Connections offices.
(In Moore Haven call 946-1821 and
983-7088 in Clewiston, for more
info.)
Church to hold
annual fish fry
St. Joseph the Worker Church
will have their annual fish fry din-
ners every Friday from 5 until 7
p.m., through March 4. St. Joseph's
is on Highway 27 in Moore Haven.
Professional
biker rodeo set
L-Cross X-treme Events and the
Iron Eagle Bar present South Flori-
da's first Professional Biker Rodeo
and Swap Meet, Friday, March 18
through Sunday, March 20. Gates
open at 3 p.m., Friday until dark on
Sunday. Gate fee is $25.per person.
Rodeo events are to be announced.
Entry fee is $5. Live entertainment
Friday night to be announced.
David Allen Coe will perform
live on the L-Cross Stage, Saturday,
March 19 at 8 p.m. No coolers,
glass containers, firearms, pets,
three-wheelers or attitudes allowed
in rodeo area.
Vendors are welcome. The
weekend fee is $125. For more
information call Betty at (863) 467-
.1360 or Mark Pearce at (863) 634-
1102 or visit the Web site at www.1-
cross.com.
GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
For more information about
Glades County, see the Glades
County Democrat, published every
Thursday. Glades County news is
also available online at
www.newszap.com.


Obituary


Joseph Franklyn
'Ted' Edward Carr
Joseph Franklyn "Ted"
Edward Carr, age 71, of Okee-
chobee, died Feb. 18, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Carr was
born in Gambrills Md. on July
17, 1932, and has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1977.
He was a retired truck driver that
enjoyed gardening and running
his produce stand in. Ft. Drum,
being known as the "The Pro-
duce Man".
Mr. Carr is preceded in death
by: his parents, Joseph and
Martha Carr; sister, Nancy; and,
grandson David Joseph Carr.
He is survived by: his wife of
24 years, Sandra Carr of Okee-
chobee; sons, Wayne Carr (Cyn-
thia) of Okeechobee, Roger Carr
(Holly) of Okeechobee, Joseph


Carr (Sheridan) of Ft. Pierce,
Kevin Carr (Judy) of Ft. Pierce,
Sean Carr (Mary Lou) of Okee-
chobee, Jon Carr (Shera) of
Jupiter; daughters, Lisa Pope
(Brandon) of Okeechobee,
Carol Hare (Jerry) of Vero, and
Sheila Siss.on (Wayne) of Okee-
chobee.
He is also survived by 20
, grandchildren, five great-grand-
children and his brother, Ken-
neth Carr of Davidsonville, Md.
The family will receive friends
at the Buxton Funeral Home on
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, from 4
until 6 p.m. Services will be held
graveside at the Ft. Drum Ceme-
tery, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005,
at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ken
Wagstaff officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
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Community Events

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 who lives 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" Phillipa 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.

Defensive gun class planned
A civilian defensive gun class will be held Feb. 24 beginning at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce. The
second part of this class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the
shooting range and everyone will meet at the Chamber at 8:30
a.m. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Library hosts folk art program
On Friday, Feb. 25, the Okeechobee County Library will be pre-
senting a program on "Exploring Florida's Folk Art", beginning at
7 p.m. In this presentation, Dr. Kristin Congdon, an authority on
Florida folk life, will discuss many of the artists and art forms
found in Florida through the years. Her presentation will include
The Highwaymen, as Well as other folk artists. In addition, local
artist Egretta Wells will have.a display of her paintings in the audi-
torium. This program is funded by a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

Church will host gospel junction
On Friday, Feb. 25, a gospel junction will be held at the First
United Methodist Church starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be
gospel music, puppets, illusions and fun for all ages.

Teen Block Party is planned
Communities in Schools will hold their next Teen Block Party
on Feb. 25 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave.,
from 7 until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This block party
is for middle school students only. For information, call (863) 462-
5863.

Auxiliary to hold free boat check
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free a Vessel Safety
Checks (VSC) on Feb. 26 from 2 until 4 p.m. weather permit-
ting 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 informa-
tion, contact a vessel examiner at (863) 467-3085.

Highwaymen topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk slow on Saturday,
Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 Ifid 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will Lee Drake,
C.E.O.; and Robert Butler, artist and president, Florida Highway-
men. The topic will be the history of the African American land-
scape painters and the exhibition of their work at Harbor Federal
on Second Street in Fort Pierde throughout February. For informa-
tion, contact Lee Drake (772) 595-0914 or (772) 577-2840.

Main Street plans cook-off, auction
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its third annual barbecue
cook-off on Feb. 25-26 at American Legion Post #64. Forty differ-
ent cooks will be competing for over $8,000 in prize money. Main
Street offers additional prizes for local Okeechobee teams. Any-
one interested in competing should call Terry Burroughs at (863)
697-6325 for information. Okeechobee Main Street and My Aunt's
House 'The Closet' will hold a charity auction from 10 a.m. until
noon on Feb. 26. They are looking for new or used furniture, pic-
tures, electronic equipment, home accessories, yard tools, garage
tools, etc. Items may be dropped off at the Okeechobee Main
Street office or My Aunt's House 'The Closet'. Both organizations
are located at 111 N.E. Second St. in the gray building with bur-
gundy awnings. They are open Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m., or arrangements can be made for items to be
picked up by calling (863) 634-2306. Also needed are items, gift
certificates or gift cards from local businesses. All proceeds will
benefit disadvantaged children of Okeechobee.



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Letter to the Editor


The price of freedom?
After observing the report from
the Senate Veterans Affairs Budget
Committee" on President Bush's
2006 budget proposal and spend-
ing cuts to veterans, I am now con-
vinced as a veteran myself that he is
trying to bushwhack or ambush
the backbone of this country.
This particular Senate hearing
took place at the Russell Senate
Office Building on Capital Hill to
address the new VA. Secretary Jim
Nicholson; who is responsible for
managing the budget for the Veter-
an's Administration. But it
appeared that when the committee
would ask him hard questions
about the Bush proposal for FY 06,
he became very vague and unsure
of himself. But he was definitely a
Bush 'yes man'.
Republican Senator and Chair-
man Larry Craig put it quite simple
when relating to the proposal, "this
proposal is not sufficient enough to
maintain quality service and health


care to our current veterans and
there will be more veterans yet to
come."
Senators Daniel Akaka of
Hawaii and Jay Rockefeller of W.
Virginia both agreed that the budg-
et cuts to veterans would under-
mine health care needs for veterans
of the Persian Gulf War, and also
veterans returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan that are wounded or
maimed and or mentally dis-
tressed.
Senator Rockefeller also men-
tioned that the Department of
Defense will not even recognize or
even respond to the mental stress
disorders associated with war and
conflict and that is a disservice to
ourveterans.
The upside of the Bush propos-
al recognized by Senators Richard
Burr of North Carolina and John
Thune of South Dakota is there will
be adequate funding for geograph-
ic challenges in rural care because
of technological advances in tele-
medicine.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl at
(863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Informal and
informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. Everyone are invited. .
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diag-
nosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visitwith the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
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 meet 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.
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 (Inter-
Snational Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Fat
Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information,
contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restaurant.
All members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in joining may call
(863) 467-2888, or attend our monthly meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is invit-
ed. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. For
information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480
evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.


But the independent chairper-
sons and directors sat down at the
committee and really shined some
light on the Bush proposal and
budget cuts and this is what they
had to say.
Richard Fuller, chairman of the
Paralyzed American Vets, and
Joseph Vioilante the director of Dis-
abled American Vets, said thou-
sands of veterans would lose their
benefits. They went on to say the
budget cuts could affect as many as
2 million veterans, most of them
earning less than $30,000 annually,
and could be catastrophic when it
comes to long-term nursing care
and could literally put veterans out
on the streets.
Then Peter Gayton, deputy
director 6f the American Legion,
and Dennis Cullinan, service direc-
tor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
said the Bush proposal is inade-
quate. They said the proposal will
undermine the credibility to serve
our most deserving and that is to
provide quality health care and


benefits to those who served our
country and it would be shameful
to turn our backs on our veterans,
and tell them you are on your own.
And I especially love the passion
of Senator Patty Murray of Wash-
ington, she put it like this: "Veter-
ans have already paid the price by
serving our country and I refuse to
stand by and ask our veterans to
carry the burden again, and I am
totally opposed to this proposal."
After listening to this Senate
hearing, I started reflecting back to
my Army days and how proud I
was to be able to serve in such a
noble cause. I began to think about
the men and women who have
died, and the ones who will come
home either wounded, maimed or
mentally stressed.
There is only one last thing I
have to say to all Americans and
that is: "Is the price of your freedom
worth the respect of a veteran."
J.K. Murray Ill


Community Events

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax coun-
seling preparation service. Their free service can answer most of the
tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, with special
attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax returns can be filed
electronically. Taxaide will be working Feb. 14 through April 15, on
Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E..Second St. You need to bring lastyear's tax
return and the necessary papers needed to file your 2004 tax return.
Taxaide does not prepare state income tax returns. For information
contact Margaret Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-
2247.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call
Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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

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

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

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

BHR church hosting revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will host a revival Monday,
Feb. 21-23. Nightly services will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located
on Hunter Road about one mile from U.S. 78.







The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 21, 2005



What's all that unusual ) 1



stuff growing in my tree?


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
The tourist season in Okee-
chobee coincides with the time
when the foliage on our trees is
the thinnest. It's also a busy time
here at the extension office with
requests for information about
all that stuff growing in trees.
People are concerned that all
these unusual things are killing
their trees, and want to know
how they should be removed.
Only few of these plants are
harmful. Most- are just there,
while a few of them are actually
rare plants that deserve recogni-
tion. Information for today's col-
umn comes from University of
Florida's Extension Specialists
and from the University of South
Florida's Institute of Systemic
Botany.
Mistletoe grows in Laurel
Oaks, Hickories and a few other
hardwood trees. It is very appar-
ent in the. thin foliage of our
semi-deciduous trees at this
time of year. It appears as a dark-
er green ball of foliage on an
otherwise bare tree canopy. This
is one of the few things found
growing on our trees which can
harm our urban forest. Christ-
mas mistletoe (Phoradendron
serotinum) is found growing
locally.
In a healthy tree, mistletoe
may not be much of a concern,
but if the tree is stressed from
hurricane damage, construction
impacts, disease or old age, this
parasite can take its toll. Mistle-
toe can be cut out of the tree
canopy. The branch should be
cut back several inches below
the connection point. This kind
of trimming may not be possible
on larger limbs of the tree. Sci-
entists have found that a spray
containing the plant growth reg-
ulator, ethephon, can be used as
a selective mistletoe manage-
ment spray. However, its use on
local trees has not been
approved by the EPA.
Many "air plants" or epiphytes
are also seen at this time of year.
Spanish Moss and Ball Moss are
native plants closely related to
the pineapple. We may see more
air plants -on weakened or dam-
aged plants because under stress
may also have thinner foliage.
This allows more light to pene-
trate into the branches, stimulat-
ing the growth of air plants. So,
air plants grow faster on stressed
trees because the tree is weak-
ened, but are not the cause.of
poor tree growth. Trees are not
likely be killed by Spanish or Ball
moss. If air plants become so
thick that they shade the leaves
of its host, growth might be
slowed down. When a diseased
or poorly attached limb with.lots
of these air plants are heavy with
rainwater, the, branch could
break.


UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION

Spanish Moss (Tillandsia
usneoides) is a symbol of the
South; found hanging from tree
limbs, especially live oak and
cypress. It is gray when dry and
light green when wet and it
hangs from tree branches in gar-
lands up to 20 feet long. The
small flowers are pale green or
blue, and fragrant at night.
Stems and leaves are slender
and curly, arid catch water and
nutrients from dust. Spanish
moss has no roots, so it is not a,
parasite of the host tree. Until
the 1960's, Spanish moss was
harvested commercially, and
tons of it were used for mattress
and furniture stuffing. Tiny pests
- red bugs or chiggers may lurk
within, waiting to bite the unsus-
pecting. Microwaving or boiling
will rid this material of these
pests.
Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurva-
ta) is a gray-green epiphyte
found.on tree branches or tele-
phone wires. It is often mistaken
for a small clump of Spanish
Moss. It grows in clumps 6-10"
in diameter on most kinds of
trees, but seems to be especially
fond of live oak. Tiny seeds are
blown by the wind until they
land on a tree branch. They stick
fast and develop root-like attach-
ments to the outside of the bark.
Ball Moss is able to convert
nitrogen in air (which is unus-
able to plants) into a form that
plants can use. Except for the
beans and peas, most plants
cannot do this. So when ball
moss falls to the ground and
decomposes, it provides fertiliz-
ers for other plants.
According to Dr. Richard
Wunderland of the University of
South Florida, seven other native
bromeliads can be found in our
area. The Giant Wild Pine
(Tillandsia utriculata) is an
endangered plant that looks like
the top of a pineapple that is
stuck on a tree branch. The
Southern Needleleaf (Tillandsia
setacea) looks a lot like a bunch
of reddish pine needles. Some of
these species are at risk due to
habitat destruction and over-col-
lection. Another threat is an
introduced insect that chews
holes in the base of these epi-
phytes. This "Evil Weevil" was
introduced in 1989. Natural
predators are being raised to
combat this insect by UF/IFAS
reducing the need' for insecti-
cides.
Wild Orchids can also take
up space on tree branches. They
don't have any direct vascular
connections to the trees on


which they live. The Florida But-
terfly Orchid (Encyclia tampen-
sis), grows as a clump of bul-
bous "grass" on oaks and other
plants. The flowers look like
small butterflies, about one inch
in size. Most of the petals are yel-
lowish, with the bottom part of
the flower a white and pink
color. This orchid and all native
plants should not be taken from
the wild without permission.
Several species of ferns can
also take up residence on tree
branches. The Resurrection Fern
(Polypodium polypodioides)
can cover live oaks limbs and
sometimes on rocks or dry
ground. They creep along the
furrows of the bark, and pro-
duce 6 inch long fronds. The
leaves are gray and'curled up
when dry, but green when wet
and unfurled. Resurrection fern
gets its water and nutrients from
rain and dust, and causes no
harm to the tree that supports it.
This little plant is the "miracle
plant" sold as a novelty item.
Other visitors to the bark of
our trees are 'numerous kinds of
lichens, organisms composed of
both fungi and an alga. The
algae give the color and provide
the food for the lichen, while the
fungus gives protection and
shape for these unusual plants.
These gray, green,' red or yellow-
ish patches take up space on
tree limbs and branches, but do
not harm the tree in any way.
Landscape perfectionists may
find their appearance unappeal-
ing, and some persons have
been known to spray a fungicide
to discourage them. The Univer-
-sity of Florida does not recom-
mend fungicides for this pur-
pose.
At the base of distressed
trees, half mushrooms know as
conks can sometimes be seen
growing from the trunks or
roots. These are fruiting bodies
of decomposing fungi, and
some can attack a declining tree.
Gandoderma fungi are a death
sentence for many palms. While
other species of this fungus can
infect hardwood trees, the tree
fungi do not affect palms. The
presence of any kind of mush-
room at the base of a tree is not
a good sign, and experts should
be called.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on these epiphytes, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
1 until 5 p.m. on Tuesday after-
noons.


Bereavement Bluegrass Band
A Valentine special was performed by the Peace Lutheran Bereavement Bluegrass Band
on Monday, Feb. 14, at Mayberry R.V. Park on U.S. 78 in Okeechobee. The Bluegrass Band
is made up of the Ladies Bereavement Society who comfort those who have lost loved
ones. The band members are: (in no particular order) Reba Platt; her sister, Gay Carlton;
Gretchen Ericson; and, Paulie Yates along with their music manager, Terrell Ratliff. The
band plays all over for any occasion. To find out when their next gig is, call (863) 763-2383.


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Raulerson Hospital held its annual gigantic garage sale Feb. 5, to benefit United Way of
Okeechobee. This event has been sponsored by Raulerson for ten years. Thanks to all
of the employees and auxilians for their hard work and their donations; to the general
public for donating items for the sale; and, to everyone who shops the event each year
to raise money for this worthy cause. With everyone's help, we were proud to raise
$2,608.35 for The United Way of Okeechobee.


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Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Jim Medlin was in first place with 15.26 Ibs. of bass at the
end of the first day of competition at the Headturners3.com
bass tourney at Okee-Tantie Marina.


James Conrad Jr. sat in third position with 12.72 Ibs. of bass
when the scale closed Saturday afternoon at the Headturn-
ers3.com tourney at Okee-Tantie.


Tom Morse ended the first day of competition at the Head-
turners 3.com tourney in fourth place with 12.48 lbs. of Okee-
chobee largemouths. He also pulled in big fish honors with a
9 lb. largemouth.


Medlin in tourney lead after first day


illiamI iroyer snows a o. .3u Uass ian was partn OT me
13.86 lbs. he brought to the scale Saturday afternoon. His
catch put him in second place going into the final day of com-
petition on Sunday.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
SlIenty-six anglers took to the
lake at safe light Saturday morning
to compete in the two-day Head-
turners3.com bass tournament at
Okee-Tantie Marina. The weather
and lake conditions cooperated
with the anglers with. only two
coming back to the scales empty-
handed.
At the end of day one Jim
Medlin led the field with 15.28 lbs.
of bass, which included a 6.68 lb.
beauty.
William Troyer brought five
alive to the scale that weighed
13.86 lbs. putting him into second
place at the end of the first day of
competition.
James Conrad, Jr. also brought
five fish to the sale weighing a total
of 12.72 lbs, placing him in third
place going into the final day of
competition. Conrad also had. a
6.78 lb. beauty to show to the
crowd, .
. Sitting in fourth place at the end
of Saturday's competition was Tom
Morse with 12.48 lbs. of Okee-
chobee bass. He also grabbed big
fish honors with a gorgeous 9 lb.
bass.
The anglers would not disclose
where they caught their fish or
what lures they used because they
still had another day of fishing
ahead of them.
During the weigh-ins, Pat Mal-


one; tournament director for Head-
turners3.com, announced again
that they would be putting on a
three-day "Big Dawg III" tourna-
ment over the July 4th weekend.
First prize in that tournament will


be a 2005 Nissan truck, a 20 foot
bass boat, trailer and a 200 HP
motor. The total first place prize
package is worth an estimated
$65,000.
For information on any of the


Headturner events, visit their web-
site at www.headturners3.com.
Sign-ups for the "Big Dawg Ill" are
currently under way through their
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2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
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312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
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202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
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441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
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128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
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115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
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BARRELS
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6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
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BEAUTY SALONS
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2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
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BEAUTY SUPPLIES
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3100 Hwy 441 S.
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1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
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467-6729
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467-1107
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405 W. S, Park Street
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1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
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357-2744
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413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
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467-7372
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467-7415
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763-5553
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467-6263
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 21,2005


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 18,
through Thursday, Feb. 24, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Because of Winn-
Dixie" (PG-) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "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 Ill "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?

Volunteers sought for
mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If.ypQ.
would be interested Ti'ffVlurnteer-
ing-ahd' wanvt niore'information
on the program please call
Andrea Bemenderfer at (561)
871-5305.

Children's ranch
plans yard sales
Every Wednesday, .Thursday
and Friday and some Saturdays
yard sales will he held at the Real
Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S.
441 S.E., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Items for sale include clothing,
furniture and baby stuff. For infor-
mation, call Rosie at (863) 763-
4242.

IRCC offers free
adult education
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday


and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Child Find helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center offers a service
known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age, who may need
special education services. The
primary focus is on 3- and 4-year-
old children not yet in a school
setting. Child Find provides free
screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For more information,
please contact Debbie Wagner at
1-800-358-8525.


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Auctions 105
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BASSET HOUNDS (2) Call
(863)357-3225 for more
information.

BOXER MIX PUPPIES
Approx. 6 mo's old. 1 male,
1 female. Found in Fort
Drum. (863)227-4230


CAT- F 2yrs old Brown, bick
& wht. Long haired, Blue
collar 2/1/05 Vic Calusa
Harbor 863-675-1050.
LOST: 2/7, male-Pekingese,
tan & white, neutered, vic.
Oak Park, "Chucky".
(863)467-8691
MINIATURE PINSCHER
male black & tan please
call (863)763-5810 be-
hind rodeo grounds.
SET OF KEYS- lost in the vi-
cinity of Walmart or The
Farm Store or Scottys.
(863)763-1386.


MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free! You haul.
Call (772)464-1892
or (772)332-1058.
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

ROTTWEILER/LAB MIXED
F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
shot/wormed. To Good
Home! 863-763-8892.r
SHEPHERD MIX: Male &
TERRIER MIX: Female.
Call for more information..
(863)227-4230


Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance, Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.


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


Accepting Applications
for Cooks. Apply at:
PIZZA HEAVEN,
208 S. Parrot Ave. after 2p
A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
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



BUILDING BLOCKS
Seeking: Experienced
Teachers & Bus driver (CDL
req.) Great working envi-
ronment. 863-467-5000
CARPENTERS,
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& LABORS: Needed in Port
St. Lucie. 772-201-9621
CDL DRIVER
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
863-763-0518
Drug Free Workplace

Server & Part Time
Exp'd Prep Cook
,1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
**,*******

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


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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.
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Licensed A or B.
Experienced. Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm (772)464-2582.
, EXPERIENCED DUCT
INSTALLER
Apply in person, Newman
Air Cond., 202 NE 2nd St.
Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP

Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
experience.
EOE/DFWP. Apply at
Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee .
(863)763-3143
IMMEDIATE OPENING
TEAM LEADER
Must Be Forklift Certified
& Computer Literate.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Call 863-357-6622
for Interview,
Fax Resume to:
863-357-1162 or
Apply In Person @
CABBAGE FLORIDA
8751 NW 240 St.,
Okeechobee, FL

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.


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
0* Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
9 Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily OkeechobeeNews Is AniEqual Opportunity Employer




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


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OIL ROOM OPERATOR
Southern Gardens Citrus seeks an individual with pre-,
vious experience operating and maintaining centrifug-
es and pumps. Some mechanical abilities required
along with good math & organizational skills. Will be
performing heavy manual labor while working in a
noisy and wet environment. Must be able to function
in a team environment and work a flexible schedule
including nights, weekends, and holidays. High
school diploma.or GED preferred. Employment in-
cludes 401-K, benefits, bonus opportunity, and week-
ly overtime potential. For additional information call
863)902-4133 or apply in person at 1820 CR 833.
lewiston, Fl.



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare.Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.,
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


MARINE PARTS Counter
Person needed. Apply in
person @ Big Lake Marina
964 us hwy 441 SE.


NEEDED TRUCK DRIVER/
WAREHOUSE Benefits
avail. Apply at 11111 SE
Park St. (863)357-3444.


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


EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
Needed for large dairy. Contact Ben
at McArthur Farms, Inc. Maintenance.
Shop, 1550 N.E. 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. (863)763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401(k).
Drug free workplace. E.O.E.



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


OKEECHOBEE BUILDER & DEVELOPER
Over 3 Decades Established.
Looking for a Controller & Bookkeeper.
Must have min. exp. 15 yrs. Top pay.
Fax resume 954-781-0403.
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Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner,
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410

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ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
(954)321-0621.


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

SALES POSITION Full Time
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record. salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
Okeechobee. 8am-3om.
Secretary Receptionist
position well spoken pro-
fessional attire must have
computer skills benefits
avail, fax resume to
863-467-3630

SECRETARY
BOOKKEEPER
ACCOUNTING CLERK
Seeking applications for
Full/Time position in a well
established Okeechobee
Family Agricultural
Business. Must be
computer literate &
proficient in Microsoft
Excel, Microsoft Word,
Quick Books, Accounts
Receivable Excellent Pay,
Retirement(401 K) and
Health Insurance Provided
Send Resume to P.O. Box
249 Okeechobee, Fl 34973


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.

TRANSPORTATION
SPECIALIST
East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project seeks Trans-
portation Specialist to ad-
minister services to 10
Florida centers ensuring
compliance w/Headstart
Transportation Stds & ap-
plicable govt. regulations.
Preferred : AA Degree in
Mgmt/Business field &
exp. w/Head Start trans-
portation Stds. & approp
state regs for transporta-
tion of pre-school children.
2 yrs exp. in fleet transport
mgmt, Class A CDL Lic
with P/S endorsements.
Current School Bus Driver,
Passenger Seat Techni-
cian, & DOT Medical Cer-
tificates required. Exten-
sive travel throw out Flor-
ida. Competitive salary,
excellent benefits. Position
located in Okeechobee,
Florida. Send resume by 2/
25/05:
Marty Hillary
Director of HR
ECMHSP
4901 Glenwood Ave
Ste 300
Raleigh, NC 27612
EOE/ADA
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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car and provide excellent
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information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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(2) PARTTIME MEDICAL
Assistance experience pre-
fered 1-front/back office
skills 30hrs. wkly. 1-back.
office only 8hrs wkly.
Call (772)597-3761 or
fax resume to
(772)597-6124


FRONT DESK SCHEDULER
Part time
Fax resume to:
863-824-6737


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Seasonal, Part Time
Fax resume to:
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Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889

YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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




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



SHED- 12x16, Wooley, tile
floor and ceiling fan,
$3500 neg. (863)610-
9087.


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


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




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


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts Supplies 565
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment-'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsLiUghts b640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 6B8
Pools & Supplies 6F5
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- '94,3 V2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITIONER,
Window type, 8000 BTU's,
Fedders, Approx. 3 yrs. old.
$100 (863)357-6229
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.
HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413
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.


Electric Dryers, (2) &
stackable washer & dryer,
$150 will sell sep.
(863)467-6805
ELECTRIC RANGE Kenmore
2yrs. old used very little
$200 (863)946-0117

FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE Sanyo,
Good Condition $10.
(863)675-1617
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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
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

SOFA- Tan w/flowers 6
mos. old $699 new will
sacrifice. $225 (863)635-
4690.
SPOOL COFFEE TABLE
Lrg. coin made $35
(863)357-5754

TWIN REGALE BEDS Com-
forters, skirts, pillow
shams, covers, sheets,
$300 (863)467-2315


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


RED ROCK/JOHNSON AM-
ER.BULL DOG PUPS- 1st
shots, papers, $500 neg.
(772)342-6279.
WEIMARANER PUPPIES
2, females, All shots/Vet
checked Good temperament
$1000. (772)220-2153.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


CAMERA, Sony Mavica
CD400, all accessories,
new $800, sell for $400.
(863)467-2557


RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
SPEAKER BOX
6x9 JBL car 2 new $25
(863)357-0047

VENT/FAN
For stove
Almond, $10
(863)634-5405



ROMANCE BOOKS
(75) $12.00
will separate or swap.
(863)763-1059.



DOORS: 16', Bi-Fold, used
as room divider w/track &
hardware. $300. 863-
763-2407/304-237-3275
WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
863-610-8693.



FITZ & FLOYD (4)
"Alexandria" salad plates
$80
(863)467-9284


WOMEN'S JEANS
Size 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.
(863)763-6131




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




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.


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 OF DRAWERS
white w/mirror $75
(863)357-5754

COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389 ,

DINING RM TABLE w/10
cowhide seat chairs
$2500 (863)634-5732

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Armoire w/storage $100
(863)697-6274 or
(863)357-1794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
58 inches wide, fits 33
inch TV, $50. (863)357-
3358-
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
KING SIZE Temtur-pedic
matt & boxspring $1000
(863)357-3358

LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503.
LR SET- peach,.with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.
(863)946-0503.
MATTRESS PADS 2, New
European Health Concept
Magnetic. Twin, $350.
863)763-8449
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

RACE CARD BED
Blue, $40.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
RECLINERS (2) blue La-Z-y
Boy & 1 sleeper sofa blue
& white $200
(863)467-7213


BASSWOOD, 2BR, 1BA,
New paint, carpet & appl.
$800 mo $500 sec Lawn
serv.incl (863)697-3008.



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx.. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.
PROFESSIONAL
BUILDING
In City Limits. 2000 Sq. Ft.
2/3 Private Offices.
New Carpet, C/A/H,
Parking. (863)763-5593


WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965
-IS

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

GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, 'Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
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




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.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-0110.



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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 forpjw-
es. Call Bob '(863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, .545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
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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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
ORGAN MID SIZE 2 key-
boards, footpedals &
bench $150 neg.
(863)763-7664
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.



Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112


HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.






BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312




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


AIR COMPRESSOR
14 hp Kohler Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
(863)447-0941
GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
$200. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.
PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098
TABLE SAW
Craftsman 10"
$300
(863)467-9284-
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hxl 8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.
TOW BAR Blue Ox Adenta
class ID 10,000 tbs. 2" re-
clever $300 or best offer
(863)467-7017


STAR WARS I, II, 11II Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567
WANTED TO BUY
On a rent buy bases a Home
or DBL. wide in the Okee-
chobee area & does have
a down payment
(863)357-2346


Agriculture

Hi~ll

Christmas Trees 7-5
Farm Equipment 205
Farm Feed. Products i10
Farm Miscellaneous &15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered &25
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 230
Fertilizer 86:5
Horses 640
Landscaping
Supplies 345
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 355
Poultry'Supplies 3t60
Seeds 'Plants
Flowers 865



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


Lawn Mower, Dixon ZTR,
52 in cut, 18hp, runs
good, new parts, $1500.
(863)697-2032 ,
LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.
PUSH MOWER 22" MTD
3.75 Briggs & Stratton $30
(863)763-6901

RIDING MOWER- Crafts-
man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
1043.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.



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


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


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale 'A'.
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1'j'0
Houses Sale 11.1
Hunting Property 10 iU
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots. Sale 'I
Open House 10'J5
Out of State -
Property Sale 'l0-
Property inspection I(I'0
Real Estate Wanted 10i6.
Resort Property -
Warehouse space 107'
Waterfront Property I O8ri


Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA on 3
city lots, lots of extras,
must see, asJing $180k
(863)467-2227
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
RRMRm-f1A-R ln
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.
I',. ii,, 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


OKEE 75'x100' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568



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


Mobile Homes


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Mobile Home Parts 2010i
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 202(



OKEECHOBEE 3BR,
2BA, Adults only. Must
have ref. 1st, Last &
Sec. (863)467-1967.



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 100x100
lot all for $58,000 neg.
(863)357-2396
WATER FRONT Taylor
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screen in porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm
(863)467-0771.


Recreation



Boats :"005
Campers RVs 30 1
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories :,020
Marine Miscellaneous 3Ci25
Motorcycles 3'030
Sport Vehicles ATVs iOYj5


AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',


115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385
BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boats
up to 8' wide $175
(863)824-0455
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
KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.
OUTBOARD MOTOR 35HP
good cond. $525
(863)634-4106
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I Pubic Noice


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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trir, 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.

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.

Winnebago, '98, 35', 460
Ford, slide out, exc. cond.,
,3,600 mi., $37,000.
,"" Lakeport.




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


YAMAHA TTR126 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.



36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071
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.


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Automobiles




Automobiles '005
Autos Wanted -1010
Classic Cars 40i15
Commercial Trucks 40120
Construction
Equipment 402-
Foreign Cars 030u
Four Wheel Drive 403.i,
Heavy Duty Trucks 404-0
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 1050i
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers KI60
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans l07i


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





CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 1986
Raced at Thunder Cross in
Bomber. $1800 Call Scott
B. 863-763-2622 Iv. msg.

CHEVY CAMAR0 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643

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.
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385
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PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
$550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'48- 3 window Business
Coupe, Street Rod, 455 ci,
$2500 (863)634-0526.



CHEVY TAHOE '91 runs
good will trade for pick up
2350 or best offer
(863)763-0072
Classic Jeep Cherokee '85
runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


Automobiles 4005


I Automobiles


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CLUB CARGood cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.






CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312


DODGE short bed cover 6
mon. old $175
(863)763-8980

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FIRESTONE Airbags-com-
plete kit will fit Super Duty
Ford & Dodge Pu's $200
(772)597-2647
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
TOOL BOX, Alum. w/side
rails & custom Tonneau
Cover, Fits '73-'87 Chevy
Short bed. (863)634-4291


CHEVY SlO 10'92
good work truck
$1200
(863)357-1956
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.


HAULMARK TRAILER '04
Enclosed 6'x10', Barn.
doors, side door. Like new.
$2000 (863)6,34-4291
MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front &.back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 863-763-8449.


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



Chevy Astro Van, '99, 8
passenger, candy apple
red, $6500 or best offer.
(863)675-0056


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500s


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2004-CP-251
In Re: The Estate of
BETTY SUE DANIELS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of BETTY
SUE DANIELS, Deceased, File
Number 2004-CP-251 by the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, room 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was October 26,
2004; that the total value of the es-
tate is $60,261.00; that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are PATRICIA MULLINS, 805 S.W,
10th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims
within this court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is: February 21, 2005.
Attorneys for Person
Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863)763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida bar No. 096482
-,- 1 ", I'I. 'O I,, ,.
805 S.W. 10th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
554957 ON 02/21,28/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-020
In Re: The Estate of
GEORGE HENRY MILLER,
a/k/a GEORGE H. MILLER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
GEORGE HENRY MILLER, a/k/a
GEORGE H. MILLER, deceased,
whose date of death was Novem-
ber 15, 2004, and whose Social
Security Number is 324-28-0397,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Okee-
chobee. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's alter-
ney are set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SETFORTH .ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is; February 14, 2005.
Janet Cash
Personal Representative
2916 S.E. 26th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973
1863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
553883 ON 2/14,21/05


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CONSIDER A FINAL PLAT
FOR TAYLOR CREEK ESTATES
NOTICE: Thomas C. Close, President of Close Construction, Inc. has
tiled a Final Plat Application on behalf of the property owner, Gary Eu-
banks, with the City of Okeechobee, Florida. The FINAL PUBLIC HEAR-
ING will be held before thie City Council on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Ave-
nue, Roomr 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encour-
aged to attend. For a copy of the agenda contact City Administration at
(863) 763-3372 x212.
The proposed project is a 6 lot Residential Single Family Subdivision.
The land area is approximately 17,627 square feet. The legal description
being Lots L and K ol Block 252, Replat of Block 252, City of Okeecho-
bee. The property is located between Southeast 2nd and 3rd Streets and
Southeast 5th and 6th Avenues. The complete application materials can
be reviewed in the General Services Department located at City Hall,
Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wil need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans'with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215: if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
553241 ON 2/11,21/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
SCASE NO.; 04-368-CP-52
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN CLIFT FITZPATRICK
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of HEL-
EN CLIFT FITZPATRICK, deceased,
File Number 04-368-CP-52, by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address ol which is 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972; that the decedent's death
was August 28, 2003; the total val-
ue of the estate is zero and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Name and Address
Geraldine F. Patent,
14 Cypress St.,
BHR Okeechobee, FL 34973
Shirley A, Wold,
55525 Tremain Street,
Mt. Doraa, FL 33275
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's to
whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
-DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE TO
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and person having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
- BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 14, 2005.
Attorney for Person
Giving Notice:
Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esq.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772-461-0558
Florida Bar No. 618454
Person Giving Notice:
Geraldine F, Patent
14 Cypress Street BHR
Okeechobee, FL 34973
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Badcock unveils new store concept


WS. Badcock Corporation, one
of the country's largest furniture
retailers, announced that their
Okeechobee store is the 168th
store to convert to the Badcock,
Home Furniture and more con-
cept., The store will host a ribbon-
cutting ceremony to launch the
new store on Feb.. 24, at 512 W
North Park St., Okeechobee, start-
ing at 11 a.m.
"We are excited to bring Bad-
cock's new concept store to Okee-


chobee," said, owner Linda
Ballinger who will run the store's
daily operations along with store
manager, Sherri Fields. "We are
confident that it will bring value-
added benefits to our new cus-
tomers." Ballinger's parents
bought the Okeechobee store in
1956 and currently assist her with
the daily operations.
Ballinger is a past Director of the
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, as well- as past President of


the American Business Women's
Association. She was also the first
female associate dealer to accept
the President's Cup award at Bad-
cock's annual dealer meeting in
Aug.of 2003.
The new Badcock and more
concept includes a product line of
more than 4,000 items, a brighter;
more spacious store display and a
new logo. Badcock and more was
introduced in Jan. 2000 to better
serve its existing customers while
also appealing to a broader, younger
customer base. Of the stores that
have converted, all have seen at least
a 20 70 percent sales increase. The.
corporate goal is for 100 percent of
Badcock's stores to be converted to
the new format by 2007. The new
concept was designed by GRID2
International, an internationally rec-
ognized retail design firm.
"We are very pleased with our
new stores and the response we
are getting from our customers. We
feel our new image and store
design clearly represents our com-
mitment for the new millennium to
provide our customers with better
service, convenience, selection
value and more," said Don Marks,
Badcock President.


Coffee Klatch
Elite Title at.1120 S. Parrott Ave. hosted the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch Thursday by providing the chamber's members and guests with breakfast. Elite
Title does real estate and mortgage closings for commercial businesses and residences.
Welcoming guests were: (left to right) Pat Ragon, Pat Tipton, Brenda O'Connor, Pete
Rommel, Shannon Mulholland, Franny Kirton, Dawn Morgan and Farrell Sharp.


Business Brief


Sonya and Daniel Family Entertainment performers
Sonya and Daniel will appear
to appear at Orbit Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Orbit

STAR Impersonations and Lounge at Stardust Lanes, 1465


U.S. 441 S.E.
Sonya and Daniel, along with a
camera crew, are currently film-
ing footage for a full-feature film
to be released in the fall.
They are also recording artists
of a nationally distributed CD.


Main Street Banner
As members of Main Street of Okeechobee look on, City of
Okeechobee Public Works Department employee Marvin
Roberts hangs one of Main Street's banners to a lamppost
on Park Street. The top part of each banner contains the
Main Street logo. The bottom of each banner has a photo-
graph of an Okeechobee scene such as the courthouse,
the city hall and the cattleman's rodeo. Currently there are
twenty banners with ten different photographs. The bottom
part of each banner also contains Velcro strips designed to
hold banner attachments advertising events sponsored by
Main Street. The current attachment promotes the upcom-
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
MEMBERS OF THE ADVANCED
LEARNING CENTER MANAGE-
MENT BOARD WILL HOLD A
BOARD MEETING MONDAY, FEB-
RUARY 28, 2005, 2:00 P.M. IN
THE CALC CENTER FOR TEACH-
ING AND LEARNING ON THE
CHASTAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT
2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STU-
ART, FLORIDA 34997. ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO PLACE BE-
FORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSID-
ERATION ARGUMENTS CON-
CERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR
POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE
OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT
MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY
THE BOARD AT LEAST SEVEN
DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED
MEETING OF THE BOARD. ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
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PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-023
In Re: The Estate of
MINNIE LEA PADGETT,
a/k/a MINNIE L. PADGETT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
MINNIE LEA PADGETT, a/k/a MIN-
NIE L. PADGETT, deceased, whose
date of death was December 27,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 266-08-1669, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
304 N.W. Second Street, Okeecho-
bee. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is: February 14, 2005.
RoberLt F. Lowry
Personal Representative
805 S.E. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
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