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Vol. 96 No. 53 Tuesday, February 22, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside

Taxpayers get
new tax breaks
WASHINGTON Sharp-
en your pencils. There's a
new tax break on the books,
but it could take some work
to discover whether it can
help you.
The new deduction, avail-
able in 2004 and 2005, lets
taxpayers deduct state sales
taxes in lieu of state income
taxes if it helps lower their tax
bills.
There's also new help for
military and lower income
families, and simpler tax
return forms available to
more people.
Tax advisers say there
aren't as many changes to
contemplate as there have
been in recent years but cau-
tion that tax laws seem to be
in constant flux.
"I wouldn't get too locked
'into the way things are right
now," said Maryann Winters,
a partner at Sirchia and
Cuomo LLP in Syracuse, N.Y.
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Medlin wins
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Jim Medlin has won
another bass tourney on Lake
Okeechobee this past week-
end. He has now won over
$10,000 fishing in just the
Headturners3.com bass tour-
neys, not to mention other
tournament trails on the lake ....
Medlin led the Headturn-
ers3.com tourney after the
first day of competition Satur-
day with 15.26 lbs. He came
to the scale Sunday with jut
8.04 lbs., but it was enough to
clench another first place win.
"I'm surprised that this
weight wbn," he said. "I
stayed in the box all weekend
trying to stay out of other peo-
ple's way," he added. "There -
were only three or four places
clear and everyone was
crowded in there. Every-
where else was mud. Those
that I did catch, I caught on a
spinnerbait with a gold blade
using 25 lb. test."
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.70 feet


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

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Comics ............9
Community Events .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out ...........
Sports ............ .8
TV ...............11
Weather ........... .2
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Monument visits Okeechobee


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A piece of history visited
Okeechobee Monday, Feb. 21,
when the controversial 2.5- ton
Ten Commandments granite
.monument was on display at
the Victory Baptist Church in
Okeechobee.
This was the monument that
Alabama Supreme Court Judge
Roy Moore had designed and
carved at his own expense to be
placed in the Alabama Supreme
Court building. It was subse-
quently removed by the court
and ended up costing Judge
Moore his job.
The monument was mount-
ed on the back of a flatbed truck
and flanked by American and
Christian flags. The Ten Com-
mandments are carved across
the top. The sides of the granite
block are inscribed with quota-
tions from such famous Ameri-
cans as George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson and John Jay,
the first chief justice of the
Supreme Court, and from docu-
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This is the stone tablet of the Ten Commandments that
caused so much controversy in the Alabama Supreme
Court. It was on display in Okeechobee on Monday, under
the sponsorship of American Veterans in Domestic Defense.


history such as the Declaration
of Independence, the Constitu-
tion of the State of Alabama, the
National Motto and the National
Anthem.
The custodian of the monu-
ment is Jim Cabaniss, repre-
senting American Veterans in
Domestic Defense (AVIDD).
This 5-year-old organization,


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeal
meets at 7 p.m. today at the
courthouse, they will consider
two requests for special excep-
tion and conduct four public
hearings on requests for
changes in zoning.
Dickerson Florida, Inc. is
requesting a special exception
to allow for their coquina rock
mining operations on N.E.
304th Street property owned by
River Country Land & Cattle.
LLC. The property is zoned agri-
culture. '
The matter first came up at


the board's Oct. 26, 2004, meet-
ing. Several nearby residents
addressed the board at that
meeting and protested the spe-
cial exception. A decision was
postponed to allow the appli-
cant time to research and pres-
ent additional information.
The staff report recom-
mends that the board grant the
special exception with several
conditions.
One of those conditions
requires a 75-foot buffer around
the mining operations with an
increased buffer of 200 feet
where the mining operations
are adjacent to residential prop-
erty.
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which has members in 32
states, was founded by a four-
star Marine general and is dedi-
cated to reminding all veterans
that they took an oath to "pro-
tect and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all
enemies, foreign and domes-
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Wish come true
Chris Curtis had a wish granted to him when his parents
arranged to have him fly in a World War II T4Texan train-
ing plane last Sunday at the Okeechobee Airport. Curtis
is a 16-year-old sophomore at Okeechobee High School.
He is a student-pilot at Flight International and a cadet
master sergeant in the Civil Air Patrol, both in Stuart. He
is also a varsity defensive tackle for the Brahmans foot-
ball team and a heavyweight member of the Brahman
junior varsity wrestling team. His goal is to become an A-
10 tankbuster pilot.


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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.
Terms are for three years, and
either city or county residents may
apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.
Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of
a named tropical system. The
deadline to fileis 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.

Names of AIDS
patients e-mailed
WEST PALM BEACH A con-
fidential list of 4,500 Palm Beach
County residents with AIDS and
2,000 who are HIV positive,
including their addresses, was
inadvertently e-mailed to more
than 800 county health 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
Department Director Dr. Jean
Malacca 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 independ-
ent 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 iden-
tities and addresses of AIDS
patients and others who have test-
ed HIV positive, Tim O'Connor
said.
Nolan realized his mistake
within minutes and contacted the
department's computer special-
ists who shut down the agency's
e-mail system for about an hour,
O'Connor said.

Do not call list
renewals decline
TALLAHASSEE Registration
renewals for the state's "do not
call" list have dropped by half
since 2003, when an identical fed-
eral program began, officials said.
Over the past two years, regis-
tration for Florida's program that
removes residents from phone
lists used by telemarketers has
dropped from 132,000 to 66,495
people, officials said.
Meanwhile,' 30 million people
joined the national list last year
alone, said Jen Schwartzman,
spokeswoman for the Federal
Trade Commission.
Terry McElroy, spokesman for
the Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, said
the number of people on the
state's list is declining because of
the federal program, which is free
to join. Florida's costs $10 to join
and $5 to renew annually.
About 150 companies have
been fined since 1995. Florida's
maximum penalty is $10,000, but
an average fine is closer to $1,500
per call, McElroy said.
Orlando soldier
is killed in Iraq
ORLANDO A soldier from


Orlando was killed in Iraq from
injuries caused by an improvised
bomb, military officials said.
Army Sgt. Carlos J. Gil, 30, died
Friday in Humanity, Iraq from
"injuries sustained from an impro-
vised, explosive device detona-
tion," according to a Department
of Defense news release posted
on its Web site late Sunday.
Gil was assigned to the 377th
Transportation Company, 181st
Transportation Battalion, and
Mannheim, Germany.
The soldier's mother in law,
Carmen Alicia of Kissimmee, said
Gil had been sent to Iraq for the
third time in January.


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tic."
Mr. Cabaniss stated that judi-
cial system is one of our country's
biggest domestic enemies.
"You are not our God and quit
acting like it," is AVIDD's message
to the judicial system, he said.
He claimed that many judges
are acting outside the constitu-
tion.
Mr. Cabaniss stated that last


June he was in Washington, D.C.,
with Judge Moore.
The judge remarked that the
Ten Commandments monument
should be on display in the
nation's capitol along with other
symbols of freedom.
Mr. Cabaniss told the judge
that veterans need to be the ones
to put it there.
Therefore, on July 19, 2004,
AVIDD under the project name
Americans Standing for God and
Country signed an agreement
with Judge Moore to conduct


what they call the Veterans' Faith
and Freedom National Tour.
Okeechobee is the 131st stop
in an 18-state tour that is financed
entirely by donations and
manned by volunteers.
From here, the tour goes to
Melbourne and into Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia and on to Washington,
D.C.
Mr. Cabaniss said that people
come to see the monument for
four reasons.
"It is the foundation of our


moral law" was the first reason
he cited. -
The second reason, according
to Mr. Cabaniss", is that people
know Judge Moore and appreci-
ate his stand.
He went on to say that it is
beautiful peace of carving.
The last reason he gave was
that veterans are involved.
Mr. Cabaniss said the stone
was removed from the Alabama
Supreme Court building through
the efforts of the American Civil
Liberties Union, American for


Separation of Church and State
and the Southern Poverty Center.
Local businessman Danny
Enfinger stated that he thought it
was an honor to have Mr.
Cabaniss and the monument to
visit Okeechobee.
Robert Sneddon of Okee-
chobee said he was passing by
and he was happy he got a
chance to see the monument. He
had heard about the controversy
on television, and said he sup-
ported the Ten Commandments.


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The applicant will also be
- required to install and maintain
streetlights at school bus stops in
the area and construct a school
bus turnaround area.
They are also required to con-
tribute a road maintenance fee of
.10-cents-per-ton of hauled mate-
rial.
Tropic Venture Inc., property
owner, and Antonio Sanchez,
applicant, are requesting a special
exception to allow for package
sale of wine and other alcoholic
beverages for off-premises con-
sumption in a commercial zoning
o district on S.R.70 W.
Mile High Funding Group is
requesting a change in zoning
from residential single family to
residential general for property
west of Osceola Middle School.
Their application states that they
propose to build multi-family resi-
dences.
Community Utilities II, Inc. has


requested a change in zoning
from agriculture and residential
mobile home to residential gener-
al. The property is located on the
west side of S.E. 18th Terrace and
the stated use is multi-family resi-
dential.
Oscar Daniel, owner, and Land
Ventures of America, LLC, appli-
cant, are requesting a change of
zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential general in order to build
multi-family dwellings. The prop-
erty in question is located on the
north side of U.S. 441 S.E., west of
Nubbin Slough.
D. Louise Kreigl Robertson has
requested a change in zoning
from residential mixed to neigh-
borhood commercial-2 for prop-
erty located on S.R. 70 E. The
change is requested to provide for
building a construction company
office.
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will make the final decision of
these requests for zoning changes
after they conduct public hearings
on each of them on March 10.


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Drafting program
A marketable skill will be necessary to get a job in the
future. All of the low paying jobs are either undesirable or
being shipped overseas. If America is going to compete in
this global marketplace, we need to possess a skill above
and beyond our competitors. In Gary Howard's advanced
drafting class, students like (left to right) Berto Silvas,
Inez Bustos and Manual Sanchez draw floor plans using
Architectural Desktop engineering, and architectural
fields. Career and technical programs provide hundreds
of Okeechobee High School students with a marketable
skill so they can begin training to compete on the world
market. By completing the drafting program, these stu-
dents will design and build our communities of tomorrow.


The Heartland Cultural
Alliance and the Florida Humani-
ties Council (FHC) invite you to
find out how to apply for grants
and sponsor humanities pro-
grams in Florida communities.
The Sebring workshop will be
held on Friday, Feb. 25, from 1
until 3 p.m., at the Drs. Thakkar
Pavilion at Highlands Little The-
ater in the Sebring Cultural Coim-


plex, 356 W. Center Ave. (behind
the Highland Library). Parking is
available.
The workshop is free and open
to members of all non-profit
organizations interested in having
a public humanities program.
Susan Lockwood, FHC Grants
Director, will discuss applying for
grants, current Council initiatives,
and accessing free programs that


are available from the FHC
Resource Center.
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state affili-
ate of the National Endowment
for the Humanities. Each year,
FHC funds hundreds of public
programs throughout the state
that explore Florida's history, folk-
lore, environment, literature,


music, and art. Libraries, civic
groups, universities, colleges and
museums, historical societies and
theaters have received grants to
sponsor humanities programs.
Reservations are recommend-
ed. To reserve space, contact Lau-
rie Berlin at (727) 553-3810 or by
email at lberlin@flahum.org.


Obituaries


Courtesy photo
Ag mechanics
Agricultural Machinery and Mechanics teacher, Brandon
Weaver, shows student, Dave Childers, how to rebuild a
Cummins engine. As a senior, Dave has taken advantage
of all agricultural mechanics classes offered at the high
school level. He has had the opportunity to gain real work
skills in Ag mechanics for which he puts to good use at his
part time job at Wherrell's Machine Shop. Students that
complete a career and technical programs in high school
are well on their way to making a good living. Coupled with
limited post secondary training and acceptable work
habits, graduates are finding good paying jobs. Dave is
just one of many perfect examples of how Career and
Technical Education is preparing tomorrow's workforce.


Albert Bernice 'Red'
'Bern' Wheeler
Albert Bernice 'Red' 'Bern'
Wheeler, of Fort Pierce, died Sun-
day, Feb. 20, 2005, at the Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center,
Fort Pierce. Mr. Wheeler was born
in Fort Pierce and had been a life-
time resident.
He had been a 'r.
citrus grafter
with Swanes
Groves for 12
years. He 4 -.
enjoyed travel- ,,
ing and fishing
and loved his
family. ,
He was pre- Albert
ceded in death Wheeler
by: his wife,
Pansy Wheel-
er; his parents, Reuben and Ada
Wheeler; and, a brother David
Burl Wheeler.
Survivors include: eight
daughters, Janice Amerson of
Brunswick, Ga., Becky Wheeler
of Jessup, Ga., Belinda Tanner of
Jessup, Ga., Brenda Potter of
Texas, Nina Svelling of Sebastian,
Alberta Evers of Leesburg, Faith
Wheeler of Port St. Lucie and
Kathy Taylor of Finger, Tenn.; four
sons, Neal Wheeler of Finger, Ga.,
Vernon Nettles of Finger, Ga.,
Roger Nettles of Fort Lauderdale,
and James Wheeler of Port St.
Lucie; four brothers, Johnny
Wheeler of Soperton, Ga., Ervin
Wheeler of Port St. Lucie, Chris


Wheeler of Waycross, Ga. and
Leon Wheeler of Fort Pierce; one
sister, Sue Gore of Alma, Ga.; 29
grandchildren; and, 25 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Tuesday,.
Feb. 22, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8
p.m., at the Byrd, Young & Prill
Port Saint Lucie Funeral Home,
Bayshore Boulevard.
The funeral service will be on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at noon in
the funeral home chapel with
Brother David Burney officiating.
Interment will follow in Bassinger
Cemetery, Okeechobee.
Monty Phillip Jones
Monty Phillip Jones, age 55, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Feb.
20, 2005, at the VA Medical Center
in West Palm Beach. He was born
July 29, 1949, in Ethridge, Tenn.
Mr. Jones had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 35 years. He
worked as a heavy equipment
operator and enjoyed fishing and
hunting. He was a member of the
Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Harlan and Ruth
Cooper Jones; and, sisters, Debra
Cruz and Verna Skiles.
Survivors include: his sons,
John and Travis Jones, both of
Appleton, N.Y.; brothers, Tom
(Tammy) Jones and Ray (Sandy)
Jones, all of Okeechobee and
Harlan Clark of Helena, Mont.; sis7
ters, Linda (Rafael) Brito of Okee-
chobee and Blanche Vanaelli of
Belleville, Ohio; and, a:host of


aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
Feb. 23, from 1 until funeral serv-
ice time at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Leo James Martin
Leo James Martin, age 70, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Feb.
20, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born March 18, 1934, in
Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Martin had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
since 1980.He'
served in the -...
U.S. Army dur-
ing the Korean .:
Conflict and he .
enjoyed restor- ...
ing cars. Leo James
He was pre- Martin
ceded in death Martin
by: his wife,
Beatrice; and, brother, Harold.
Survivors include: his wife of
14 years, Pat Martin of Okee-
chobee; mother, Juliet Fred of
Okeechobee; son, Patrick (Amy)
Martin of Pompano Beach;
daughters, Jacqueline Riggs of
Lake City and Gale (David)
Pankoke of Beaver Crossing,
Neb.; nine grandchildren; two
stepsons, Tom (Melissa) Smiley of


Okeechobee and Michael Smiley
of Port St. Lucie; one stepdaugh-
ter, Lori (Steve) Malzone of
Tampa; three step grandchildren;
and, two sisters, Aline (Tom)
Amundson of Houston, Texas and
Dorothy (Jack) Harrison of Lavo-
nia, Mich.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

George Weimer, Jr.
George Weimer, Jr., age 90, of
Moore Haven, died Wednesday,
Feb. 16, 2005, at his daughter's
residence. He was born Feb. 10,
1915 in Cronia, Long Island, N.Y
He was a member of the Moose
Lodge and enjoyed hunting and
fishing.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Amanda; son, George
Weimer, III; and, daughter, Bar-
bara Jean.
Survivors include: three
daughters, Jane Dudas of English
Town, N.J:, Grace (John) Moffia
of Milltone Township, N.J. and
Martha Cook of Moore Haven and
Toms River; N.J.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the Buxton's West
Lake Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy
27, Suite 1, in Moore-Haven on
Thursday, Feb.'24, at 2 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
In memory
North Elementary School students Wednesday hung sun-
catchers on an oak tree that was planted in memory of Dei-
dra Dunson who died after being in a car accident. Walker
Rose, Deidra's cousin gets some help hanging a sun-
catcher while Jordan Canevari says a few words to Deidra
after hanging his suncatcher on the tree's branches.


Arrest Reports


,The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Robert Louis Fraga, age 47, of
Southwest 16th Street was arrested
for aggravated domestic assault.
Bond was set at $20,000.
.* Theresa M. Burrill, age 30, of
Southeast 29th Court was arrested
for failure to appear on charges of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a valid prescription
and uttering a forged instrument.
She is held without bond.


Patrick Whyte, 31, of S. Parrott
Ave. was arrested on Feb. 15 and
charged with violation of commu-
nity control grand theft. No bond
was set.
Roy Roberts, 30, of S.E. 33rd
Terr. in Okeechobee was arrested
on Feb. 16 and charged with viola-
tion of probation DUI. No bond
was set.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
,charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question about
public issues. You are not required to leave your name. While we
want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness. To speak out
call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail: okeenews@okee-
chobee.com. You can also mail submissions to Okeechobee
News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Quit Complaining
"We are northerners that come here five months every year. We
have lot rent; mowing fees; utilities; insurance; taxes; mobile
home license; boat license; fishing license; we eat out a lot more
than if we were at home; patronize the other businesses; and, have
bought two vehicles from dealerships here. We are not complain-
ing, just trying to make a point. Those fish don't come cheap and
yet there are some that resent it and want a limit of five. Okee-
chobee's big draw is the lake but it's not the only lake in the U. S.
The snowbirds bring a lot of money into this county. You should be
thankful and quit complaining. Don't look a gift horse in the
mouth."



Community Events

BHR church hosting revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will host a revival Feb. 22-23.
Nightly services will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located on Hunter
Road about one mile from U.S. 78.
Brighton Baptist Church hosts revival
Joe H. Bishop will be the speaker during revival services at
Brighton Baptist Church. Reverend Bishop is the pastor of Fountain of
Life Church. Revival services have been scheduled for Feb. 22-25, with
worship beginning at 7 p.m. The Brighton Baptist Church is located at
24050 S.R. 70 W. For information, call (863) 763-6626.
Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 22,
at 10 a.m. in the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
The auditorium is directly north of the school board office.
Hospital hosts dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital will host a dinner and lecture on Feb. 22. Din-
ner will be at 5 p.m., and will cost $3 per person. The lecture will begin
at 5:30 p.m. The topic of this lecture will be BHP Prostate Problems
with guest speaker Dr. Marvin Young. For information and reserva-
tions, call (863) 824-2702.
Bicycle ride planned
A bicycle ride to promote physical activity within the community
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, starting at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads
Restaurant, 5050 N.E. 128th Ave. There is no charge for this ride. For
information, call James McInnes (863) 763-3101.
Healthy Start sponsors Lunchbox Lectures
Parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
Ph.D., LMHC. Her first lecture will be Feb. 22 on Post Traumatic Stress
Syndrome. The free lecture will be presented at the Visiting Nurses
Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please
bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are
presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and spon-
sored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to inform and height-,
en the community's awareness of topics that surround the increasing
problem of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee. Upcoming lectures will
focus on Sex Education for Teens/Parents, Sexual Predators, Adoles-
cerice and Sexual Boundaries and Techniques to Use for Children that
Are Self Mutilating. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture
will begin promptly at noon. For information, call the Healthy Start
Coalition Office at (863) 462-5877.
Viking community meeting slated
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and Okeechobee County
Commissioner Gene Woods will meet with Viking residents on Feb.
23 at the Basinger Community Center. The public meeting will begin
at 7 p.m. Law enforcement and garbage collection will be discussed.
Health and safety classes offered
The next American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and
safety classes will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, on first aid basics. The
class will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost is $25. For information,
call (863) 763-2488.
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 Travel-
ers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other Bole-
lyn" 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 present-
ing 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 dis-
play of her paintings in the auditorium. 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 aVessel Safety Checks
(VSC) on Feb. 26 from 2 until 4 p.m. weather permitting at the
Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. You should bring your registra-
tion and your boat outfitted for a trip. Boats meeting VSC requirements
will receive a VSC decal. For information, contact a vessel examiner at
(863) 467-3085.
Highwaymen topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb. 26,
starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 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 Highwaymen. The topic will be the
history of the African American landscape painters and the exhibition
of their work at Harbor Federal on Second Street in Fort Pierce
throughout February. For information, contact Lee Drake (772) 595-
0914 or (772) 577-2840.


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
Governor Albert Waller Gilchrist (in black suit) presenting shovel to Fort Lauderdale Mayor William M. Marshall at cere-
monial opening at the foot of Brickell Avenue on the North New River canal opening into Lake Okeechobee in Fort Laud-
erdale. This picture was taken in April of 1912.


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 confer-
ence 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International 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
information, 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 Wqrd of Faith Church at 7 p.m.'Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at
1902 S. Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is locat-
ed 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 dis-
order or dual diagnosis.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a dosed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
-owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
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, con-
tact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family mem-
ber is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers
and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another sup-
port, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411
S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin
Assisted Living/Day Care at 40,7 N.W. Second Ave. For information call
(863) 467-2321.
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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International 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 Restau-
rant. 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
invited. 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
relationships. 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.




Crime Prevention Tip

When a telemarketer calls, hang up don't even waste
your time listening.


Community Events

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 different
cooks will be competing for over $8,000 in prize money. Main
Street offers additional prizes for local Okeechobee teams. Anyone
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 disad-
vantaged children of Okeechobee.
Church hosting fundraiser
The Resurrection Life World Outreach Chrui h, 1802 S.W. Third
Ave., will hold their third annual bargains and barbecue sale .on
Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is being host-
ed to raise funds for the children's and youth ministries, as well as a
mission trip to South Africa. For information, call (863) 763-7770.
Ping pong tourney helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be hold-
ing a ping pong tournament singles and doubles in the Fel-
lowship hall on Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The doors will
open at 9 a.m. for late registration. The entry fee if you pre-register
is $10 and $15 at the door. Add $5 per additional entries i.e. dou-
bles and open division). Proceeds from this event are to help the
youth groups of the church. For information, and tournament rules
call Jim at (863) 763-4021.
Church plans free car wash
The Servanthood Ministry of Everglades Baptist Church will be
having a free car wash at 2130 S.R. 70 W. on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.
until noon. For information, call Christy Silvas at (863) 697-6621.
Rehab Center dedication scheduled
There will be a Rehab Center dedication on the Brighton Reser-
vation at the rodeo grounds on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be youth events, live bands, great food and drawings for
door prizes. It is sponsored by the First Indian Baptist Church of
Brighton and supported by the Seminole Indian Nation. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1411.
Church hosting rummage sale
Peace Lutheran Church youth will be holding a rummage sale
in the fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
to raise funds for ayouth retreat. The church is located at 750 N.W
23rd Lane. For information, call (863) 763-5042.



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Community Events

Rehab Center dedication scheduled
There will be a Rehab Center dedication on the Brighton Reser-
vation at the rodeo grounds on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be youth events, live bands, great food and drawings for
door prizes. It is sponsored by the First Indian Baptist Church of
Brighton and supported by the Seminole Indian Nation. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1411.
American Red Cross barbecue
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will be holding
it's annual chicken barbecue dinner on Friday, March 4, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinners can be picked up at 323 N. Parrott Ave. or
you can call (863) 763-2488 for delivery. All dinners are $6 each and
include chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, a roll and desert. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.
Speckled Perch Beauty Contest slated
The Speckled Perch Beauty Contest will be held March 4 at 7
p.m. at the KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-
6464.
Church hosts chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked
chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. The church is located between the Bank of
America and the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Lunch will be
served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until
6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are
available at the church office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.
Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is
designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill
in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons wanting to
acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited and pre-registra-
tion is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-
served basis. Some supplies will be required. For information, call
(863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com
Beauty pageant aids March of Dimes
The inaugural Okeechobee WalkAmerica Beauty Pageant will
be held March 5 at the VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Regis-
tration will begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pageant will start at
11 a.m. with the youngest age group first. The age divisions for girls
will be: birth to 2 (Baby); 3-6 (Tiny), 7-12 (Little), 13-17 (Teen) and,
18 and over (Ms.) Married women are welcome in the 18 and over
division only. For boys, the age groups will be: birth to 2 (Little Mis-
ter) and 3-6 (Mister). The cost to enter all events is $100. For beauty
events only, the cost is $75. Extra events for boys and girls will be:
best eyes ($10), best smile ($10), best hair ($10), and most photo-
genic ($25). A mother and child can enter together for $100. Each
additional child is $50. All proceeds from the pageant will go to the
March of Dimes. For information, call Shannon Padgett at (863)
467-8969. The annual WalkAmerica event will be held in Okee-
chobee on March 19.
DAR meeting is planned
The Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the American Rev-
olution (DAR) will meet at 11 a.m. on March 5 at the Clock Restau-
rant. The chapter meets from October to May. For information, call
Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492.
Friendship Singers to be in concert
On Sunday, March 6,. the Friendship Singers from Friendship
International Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be per-
forming at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Group members arefrom across the U.S. However, there will be
special guests from the organization's missions in Chile, Hungary
and Romania dressed in traditional folk costume. Performances
will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There is no admission
charge. For more information, call (863) 763-4021.
Grace Christian holding fundraiser
The Grace Christian Schools' fourth grade class will be selling
Easter Lilies for $9, blue or pink Hydrangea's for $16 and $22 each
with pot covers. All proceeds go to defray the cost for a Florida his-
tory tour to St. Augustine. To place an order no later than March 7
call, (863) 697-0345 or (863) 763-3072.
Rodeo tickets now on sale
The 165 families of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Associ-
ation invite you to join in the family fun during their 54th rodeo sea-
son at the Okeechobee Rodeo to be held Saturday, March 12, and
Sunday, March 13, at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N.
This PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned rodeo will
include Harbor Federal Saddle Bronc Riding, Domer's Inc. Steer
Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding, Publix Barrel Race, Calf Roping, Ever-
glades Farm Equipment Bareback Riding, RJ Gator's Mutton
Bustin', The Tucker Group Wild Horse Race and .Big Lake Eye Care
Calf Scramble. Rodeo tickets are on sale now at Eli's Western
Wear, 907 W. North Park Street in Okeechobee, for $14.
Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their annual
Fort Drum Day on March 5 from 11 a,m. until 4 p.m. There will be a
barbecue, live music and games. For information, call Judy (863)
357-1581.
Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling 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 Mondays 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
last year'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 play-
ground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more infor-
mation, 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


Okeechobee 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 struc-
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Heartland Regional Science Fair winners


The Heartland Regional Sci-
ence fair was held in Arcadia,
Florida at DeSoto Middle School,
February 16-18. Okeechobee
County had 81 projects entered
and came away with many rib-
bons and special awards.
Following is a list of the stu-
dent participants:
Behavioral
Third Place Ribbons go to Rina
Boswell, Evan King and Joshua
McCall.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Brittany Read and Jessica Joles.
First Place Ribbons go to
Stephanie Sickels and Brandy
Thompson.
Biochemistry, Microbiology,
Medicine and Health, and Zoolo-
gy
Third Place Ribbons go to
Leanna Cotton.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Elizabeth Ayala and Abi Huck-
abee.
First Place Ribbons go to Matt
Walker, Angela McCall, Joy Burn-
ham and Katie Walker.
Botany
Third Place Ribbons go to
Rickey Sickels and Matt Skipper
First Place Ribbons go to
Kelsey Burnham.
Chemistry
Third Place Ribbons go to
Meagan Benbow, Team of Serena
Bohn and Robbi Erwin and Nick-
ey Ingram.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Matthew Jansen, Kavisha Zaveri
and Katarina Suarez.
Earth and Space Science, Engi-
neering, Mathematics, Computer
Third Place Ribbons go to
Myranda McAllister.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Will Davis, Devon Venables, Tay-
lor Pritchard, Michelle Spears and
Team of Tim Brazil, Rebecca Fos-
ter and Vick Patel,
First Place Ribbons go to Jesse
Bryant and Brittni Little.
Environmental Sciences
Third Place Ribbons go to
Laura Fox.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Allison Kuipers.
Physics
Third Place Ribbons go to Jor-
dan Marcum, Team of Ashtyn
Brown and Sammy Kenworthy,
Team of Brice Buckner and
Megan Clements, Zach Hazellief,
Jeri Hughey, Emily Ritter, Reba
Speiss, Kayla Stokes and Brittany
Stone.
Second Place Ribbons go to
Brittany Smith, Team of Chris Cut-
ler and Wesley Mims and Janna
Mullis
First Place Ribbons go to Luke
Joles, Celena Letcher, Zach
McGowan and James Sharpe.
The "American Meteorological
Society" certificate of Outstanding
Achievement to students with the
best meteorological exhibits in
the fair in the senior division was
given to Eric Tewksbury-OFC.
The "American Psychological
Association" is presenting a Cer-
tificate of Award to a project in the
senior division that demonstrates
outstanding research in psycholo-
gy in the category of behavioral
sciences. This award goes to
Brandy Thompson-OFC.
The "ASM International Foun-
dation" is providing a certificate to
a student with a project that illus-
trates the best materials engineer-
ing. This certificate goes to Jesse
Bryant-OFC.
The "Charles C. Ross Memori-
al" award provides a $50 savings
bonds to be given to a Junior out-
standing project in the Life Sci-
ences. This year's recipient from
Okeechobee County is Joy Burn-
ham-YMS.
"Eastman Kodak" is providing
a Certificate of .Recognition and
two Kodak Digital 35 mm One
Time Use Cameras- one for the
students and one for their spon-
soring teacher for the best use of
photographic images to gather
data, solve a problem, or clearly


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The Senior Representatives that participated in the regional science fair were: (left to right)
Angela McCall, Okeechobee Freshman Campus; Jamie Fessell, DeSoto High School in Arca-
dia; Brandy Thompson, Okeechobee Freshman Campus; Craig Oefinger, DeSoto High
School in Arcadia; Denise Lam, DeSoto High School in Arcadia; Matt Walker, Okeechobee
Freshman Campus; Stephanie Sickels, Okeechobee High School; and, Tyler Gary, DeSoto
High School in Arcadia.


The Junior Representatives that participated in the regional science fair were:(left to right)
Joy Burnham, of Yearling Middle School; Olivia Pence, Desoto Middle School in Arcadia;
Gabi Edelman, Desoto Middle School in Arcadia; Katie Walker, of Osceola Middle School;
Celena Lethcher, Yearling Middle School; Kelsey Burnham, Yearling Middle School; Brook
Hartly, Desoto Middle School in Arcadia; Brittany Muse, Desoto Middle School In Arcadia;
and, James Sarpe, Yearling Middle School.


explain the essence of the project. and will receive Polo shirts are:
This award goes to Will Davis- Stephanie Sickels-OHS and Matt
OFC and sponsoring teacher,' Walker-OFC.
Richonda Manson. The "United States Navy and
The "Letcher Veterinary Clinr- Marine Corps" is proud to provide
ic" of Okeechobee is pleased to 2 Certificates of Achievement and
provide two $50 cash prizes to the two $50 gift certificates to the two
best projects in Zoology in the most outstanding projects in the
Junior and Senior divisions. These Senior Division. In the Junior Divi-
cash awards go to Joy Burnham sion they are providing 2 Certifi-
of Okeechobee-YMS and Tyler cates of Achievement for the two
Gary of Arcadia. most outstanding projects.
The "Mu Alpha Theta Society" The Senior. Division Winner
is providing a certificate for the from OHS who received .the cer-
project with the most challenging, tificate and $50 gift certificate was
thorough and creative investiga- Stephanie Sickels-OHS.
tion of a problem involving mod- The Junior Division Winner
ern mathematics and is not limit- from Okeechobee who received a
ed to either the mathematics certificate was Celena Letcher-
category or a Junior or Senior YMS.
Division. This award is being pre- The "Discovery Channel
sented to Brandy Thompson- Young Scientists Challenge" From
OFC. the Discovery Channel, ten Junior
The "National Society of Pro- Division students will receive a
fessional Engineers" is providing certificate of achievement, a lapel
a certificate and one year sub- pin and entry form to enter the
scription to Engineering Times to national challenge. For students
an outstanding engineering proj- who complete the entry process
ect Brittni Little-OFC. they will receive a T shirt and will
"Scientific American maga- compete to become one of the 40
zine" is providing a certificate and finalists who receive an all
one year complimentary sub- expenses paid trip to Washington,
scription to Scientific American D.C. and a share of over $100,000
magazine to 4 second place win- in scholarship money and prizes.
ners from Okeechobee in the This year's nominees from Okee-
Senior Division. These students chobee County are: Joy Burn-
are: Brittany Read-OFC, Elizabeth ham-YMS, James Sharpe-YMS,
Ayala-OFC, Matthew Jansen-OFC Zach McGowan-YMS,. Celena
and Kavisha Zaveri-OHS. Letcher-YMS, Katie Walker-OMS
The "United States Air Force" and Kelsey Burnham-YMS.
is providing 4 certificates of We are now ready to
achievement, -medallions and an announce the "Heartland Region-
electronic spelling and' thesaurus al Representatives to the State Sci-
to 4 outstanding Senior Division ence and Engineering Fair",
projects. The Okeechobee Coun- which is being held in the Orange
ty winners of this award are Brittni County Convention Center in
Little-OFC and Jesse Bryant-OFC. Orlando, Florida, April 6, 7 and
The "United States Army" has 8th. Our region is allowed to send
provided 5 Certificates of Achieve- 16 students: 8 Junior Division and
ment for the most outstanding 8 Senior Division. We also recog-
projects in the Senior Division. nize alternates, in case a student
The Top three of these projects is unable to participate in the
will also receive a Polo Shirt and State Fair.
the most outstanding of the five Junior Division Representa-
will receive a Bronze Medallion. tives Joy Burnham, Yearling Mid-
The top students from Okee- die School; Katie Walker, Osceola
chobee receiving the certificate of Middle School; Celena Letcher,
achievement are: Stephanie Sick- Yearling Middle School and Kelsey
els-OHS, Matt Walker-OFC and Burnham, Yearling Middle
Brandy Thompson-OHS. School. First alternate: Zach
Two of the top three most out- McGowan, Yearling Middle
standing were from Okeechobee School. Second alternate: James


Courtesy photo/American Legion
Arts Contest
Best overall winner Fawn Barr (middle) stands with American Legion representatives
Dorothy Hiscock of the Auxiliary and Danny Fennell of the Legion.


Sharpe, Yearling Middle School.
Senior Division Representa-
tives from Okeechobee Angela
McCall, Okeechobee Freshman
Campus; Brandy Thompson,
Okeechobee Freshman Campus;
Matt Walker, Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus and Stephanie Sick-
els, Okeechobee High School.
The Heartland Region is eligi-
ble to send two students directly
to the 56th Annual International
Science and Engineering Fair
which is being held in Phoenix,
Arizona May 8-11 this year.
The Alternate, in case one of
the representatives is unable to
attend is Matt Walker, Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus.
The two representatives in this
year's International Fair from the
Heartland Region are Stephanie
Sickels, Okeechobee High School
and Tyler Gary, DeSoto High
School.


Free Fair Craft Contest














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First place
Margaret Smith took first place with her handmade tree
quilt at the American Legion Free Fair Craft Contest.















Second place
This butterfly cross stitch picture handmade by Judy
Groth was awarded the second place ribbon during the
American Legion Free Fair Craft Contest.


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Carol Furgeson was awarded the third place ribbon for
crocheting this afghan for the American Legion Free Fair
Craft Contest.


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Flu season lingers in Florida Health Briefs


Several strains of intestinal flu
seem to be affecting people in our
area in the past few weeks.
It isn't easy to completely
avoid any contact with flu germs.
Even if you never left your house,
family members might bring the
germs home.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control, flu germs can
live for up to eight hours on a sur-
face. That means you can catch
the flu from someone who used
the same shopping cart several
hours before. Flu germs have
been documented on surfaces
such as doorknobs and books.
Just about anything a person
touches could harbor germs.
Washing your hands -- often --
is one of the easiest and most
effective ways of preventing the
spread of flu germs. One study
conducted by the United States
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diers to wash their hands five
times a day while others were not
given any special instructions
about hand washing. They found
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others to protect them from get-
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you are sick. You will help prevent
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with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick. ,


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with germs and Ihen touches his
or her eyes, nose or mouth.
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Raulerson inks pact
with Big Lake Hospice
Big Lake Hospice of Okee-
chobee has announced that it has
signed an inpatient contract with
Raulerson Hospital.
Hospice care can now be pro-
vided to patients who have been
admitted to Raulerson Hospital and
are in need of palliative Care.
Big Lake Hospice, founded in
2003, serves patients and their fam-
ilies in Okeechobee County.
In addition to patient services,
Big Lake Hospice offers grief coun-
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SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 22,2005


Ball
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A dark spot came
sky Friday evening hea
the Lady Brahman sof
was not a UFO, buta
filled with bags of nun
balls. This was the b
the Lady Brahman
drop signaling the be
the Okeechobee Hi
girls' softball season.
The annual ball
important fund-raiser
Brahman softball te
members sell tickets
the community to rais
the team. Each ticket
ber on it that is the sar
the golf balls. The ba
put in a large bag and
by helicopter to the
where the bags of go
released over the field
balls that come closes
nated bag on the
declared the winners.
of the tickets with nu
match those three ba
of three prizes.
This year's winner
place, Linda Bowma
second place, Dann
$600; and third pla
Schmidt, $400.
The winner of th
pass for having the b


drop signals
from the bag at 78 feet was Don
Weir.
Lady Brahman varsity softball
across the coach Kim Hargraves has
ided toward announced the 2005 Lady Brah-
ftball field. It man softball roster. Varsity mem-
a helicopter bers are D'Anna Osceola, Christie
mbered golf Williams, Audra Hales, Pamela
beginning of Arnold, Lynsey Wright, Alisha
annual ball Claxton, Rachel Lowe, Eliz
beginning of Suarez, Kyrstin Hargraves, Lauren
igh School Throop, Jordan Marcum, Mary
Huff, Kristin McCullough, Kelci
drop is an Breaux and Kelley Smiley.
for the Lady Team members for this year's
eam. Team junior varsity are Britney Suit,
throughout Heather Peterson, Kayti Ezard,
e money for Leanne Hammack, Jordan Nealis,
has a num- Kari Zahn, Jennifer Chalfant,
ne as one of Glenda Shank, Kristina Mellette,
ills are then Kristen Miller and Sandy Busbin
transported purple team; Kristin Wilson,
O.H.S. field Morgan Ritchey, Luz Rodriguez,
olf balls are Sylvia Robinson, Brooke Bowers,
1. The three Alysha Burks, Jessaka Cotton, Ali-
st to a desig- cia Eddings, Deidra Doherty, Katie
field are Rucks, Tabitha Overton, Rachel
The holders Kauffman and Tabitha Freeman
embers that gold team.
ills win one The junior varsity coach is Rick The go
Hargraves. The freshman coach is winner
s were: first Diana Stark. holding
an, $1,500; The varsity and junior varsity Linda E
y Thomas, schedules are:
ce, Christy Feb. 22: O.H.S. vs. Lincoln Park Feb.
(home) JV/V- 5/7 p.m. (home)
ie season's Feb. 24: O.H.S. vs. West Boca Mar.
)all farthest (home) JV/V- 5/7 p.m. (away)J


start of OHS softball season


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
If ball landing the closest to the bag was declared the
of the annual ball drop Friday evening. The person
g the ticket with the corresponding number to the ball,
Bowman, won $1,500.


25: O.H.S. vs. Centennial
JV/V- 5/7 p.m.
1: O.H.S. vs. Forest Hill
JV/V-5/7 p.m.


Mar. 3: O.H.S. vs. Westwood
(home) JV/V- 5/7 p.m.
Mar. 4: O.H.S. vs. South Fork
(away) JV/V-5/7 p.m.


Mar. 8: O.H.S. vs. Suncoast
(away) JV/V-5/7 p.m.
Mar. 10: O.H.S. vs. Lincoln Park
(Lawnwood) varsity only-4 p.m.
Mar. 11: O.H.S. vs. John Carroll
(home) JV/V- 5/7 p.m.
Mar. 15: O.H.S. vs. West Boca
(away) varsity only- 7 p.m.
Mar. 17: O.H.S. vs. Forest Hill
(home) varsity only-7 p.m.
Mar. 18 and 19: Junior Varsity
Tournament at O.H.S. TBA
Mar. 23: O.H.S. vs. Trevor Day
(Lawnwood) 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 24: O.H.S. vs. Moore
Haven (home) JV/V- 5/7 p.m.
Mar. 25: O.H.S. vs. Trevor Day
(home) junior varsity- 7 p.m.
Mar. 31-Apr. 2: Kissimmee-
Osceola Tournament (away) var-
sity only-TBA
Apr. 5: O.H.S. vs. Westwood
(away) varsity only- 5 p.m.
Apr. 6: O.H.S. vs. Moore Haven
(away) junior varsity only 6 p.m.
Apr. 7: O.H.S. vs. Sebring
(home) junior varsity only 5
p.m.
Apr. 7: O.H.S. vs: Suncoast
(hdme) varsity only- 7 p.m.
Apr. 8: O.H.S. vs. Jensen Beach
(away) varsity only- 7 p.m.
Apr. 14: O.H.S. vs. Sebastian
River (home) varsity only- 7 p.m.
Apr. 19: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship (home) var-
sity only-7 p.m.
Apr. 20: O.H.S. vs. Clewiston


(home) varsity only-7 p.m.
Apr. 25, 26 & 28: Districts
(Lawnwood) varsity only TBA
May 5: Regional Quarters varsi-
ty only-TBA
May 10: Regional Semi varsity
only-TBA
May 13: Regional Finals varsity
only-TBA
May 19-21: State Finals varsity
only- TBA
The 2005 freshman schedule
is:
Feb. 22: O.H.S. vs. Moore
Haven (away) -4 p.m.
Feb. 23: O.H.S. vs. Westwood
(home) 5/7 p.m.
Mar. 2: O.H.S. vs. Jensen
Beach (home) -4:30/6:30 p.m.
Mar. 3: O.H.S. vs. Clewiston
(away) -5 p.m.
Mar. 9: O.H.S. vs. Clewiston
(home) 5 p.m.
Mar. 11: O.H.S. vs. Moore
Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 15: O.H.S. vs. Sebring 6
p.m.
Mar. 18 and 19: JV Tournament
with F/JV- TBA
Mar. 23: O.H.S. vs. Trevor Day
(Lawnwood) 4 p.m.
Mar. 25: O.H.S. vs. Trevor Day
(home) 5 p.m.


Medlin wins bass tourney; local anglers take second


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Jim Medlin has won another
bass tourney on Lake Okee-
chobee this past weekend. He has
now won over $10,000 fishing in
just the Headturners3.com bass
tourneys, not to mention other
tournament trails on the lake.
Medlin led the
Headturners3.com tourney after
the first day of competition Satur-
day with 15.26 lbs. He came to the
scale Sunday with jut 8.04 lbs.,
but it was enough to clench
another first place win.
"I'm surprised that this weight
won," he said. "I stayed in the box
all weekend trying to stay out of
other people's way," he added.
"There were only three or four
places clear and everyone was
crowded in there. Everywhere
else was mud. Those that I did
catch, I caught on a spinnerbait
with a gold blade using 25 1Ib.
test."
Bill Rose, a long-time tourna-
ment angler also seems to be on a
roll vaulted from sixth place on
Saturday to second place on Sun-
day with a total two-day catch of
22.86 lbs. Rose and his partner
Craig Smith placed first in the


Okeechobee Contractors' Associ-
ation tourney on Jan. 22 and
fourth in the BLNB tourney on
Jan. 29. Rose went on to win the
Christian Team Trail with partner
Mary Starr on Feb. 5..
"I caught my first one first
thing this morning. I've been
using a June Bug with a Carolina
Rig," explained Rose.
Smith came from behind to
place third. He was in 16th place
after Saturday's fishing and came
back to clinch third place with a
tournament total of 21.94 lbs. He
said he caught his fish on a
crankbait.
Smith was fortunate to be
back at the marina because he
lost his footing and wound up in
the lake. Luckily, he pulled him-
self back on board, changed his
clothes kept on fishing.
Jeannine DeRamo of New
Philadelphia, Ohio, won a $100
bill in the audience appreciation
giveaway. The only requirement
for the giveaway was that the per-
son be over. the age of 18 and not
be an angler.
There were 214 fish weighed
at this tournament, with 213 suc-
cessfully released back into the
lake. The average weight of the
fishwas 1.81 lbs.


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Craig Smith jumped from 16th place on Saturday to finish in
third place after Sunday's weigh-in with a total of 21.94 Ibs.


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Modern morals ignite family feud


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 III "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

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver
items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are. located, at he Okeechobee
Cou-ntyr,,.Vehicle. Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10S00
N.E. 128th Ave. The.vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m;. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5.p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires;- appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at .(863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111;,
or (863) 763-4818.

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are:specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a


sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.

Birth control for


animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter
.cats and dogs are: female cat -
$15; male cat $10; female dog -
$25; and male dog $25. Applica-
tions may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vircent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For
more information, call (772) 283-
4137 or (772) 336-0339.


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DEARABBY: My husband and
I have been married for 55 years -
more than half a century. We come
from a generation where living
together and having children before
marriage was unthinkable.
Our 21-year-old granddaughter,
"Stella," and her boyfriend moved
in together two years ago, in what
they called a "trial marriage." Last
month, Stella gave birth to a baby
girl and sent my husband and me a
birth announcement.
We mailed it back with a note
telling Stella we are ashamed of
their conduct and lack of morals.
We also told them there's nothing
to celebrate about this birth of an
out-of-wedlock child.
Four days later, my daughter
(Stella's mother) phoned us in a
rage. She said things are different
nowadays and that we have no
right to impose our "outdated
moral values" on their daughter and
her boyfriend. My daughter insists
we owe them an apology. She says
we are out of line. Your opinion,
please. Standing By Our Convic-
tions, Arizona
DEAR STANDING: Although you
come from a generation that
believes it is best for a child to be
born into an established family,
with parents who are committed to
each other enough to follow
through with the legalities, it's time
to face the fact that a sizable num-
ber of younger people feel different-
ly today.
Your moral values are not out-
dated, but you do owe the couple
an apology for lashing out at them
in anger. It was cruel to have
returned the birth announcement
and told your granddaughter that
the birth of her daughter was noth-
ing to celebrate. Simply not
responding at all would have sig-
naled your disapproval and been
much kinder.

DEAR ABBY: I know that
good Christians are supposed to
practice forgiveness, but it's not
always easy to do. My husband,
"Carl," has been having an off-and-
on affair with my brother's wife,
"Joanne."
I found out when I accidentally
caught them together. Carl begged
me to forgive. him. He said it was all
a terrible mistake. We started mar-
riage counseling, but all that came
out of it was his confession that the


affair had been going on for 15
years. When I confided it to my sis-'.
ter, she told me that Joanne had-
tried to seduce her husband, too.
Over the years, I had felt uneasy:
about Joanne ini,,i w i my hus
band. I talked to them bout it at
one point, but they said i /as being
hormonal and that it was only my'
S i.i...i. .i ,.... I feel like a fool for
believing them.
I offered Carl a divorce, but he'
insists that hie loves me. He says
he's sorry and that he wants to slay'
with me. We've been married for 36,
years and have raised three boys'
and two girls together. We have
seven grandchildren.
Carl and I are respected mein-.
bers of our community. We have-
been successful in our business and
our church. Our neighbors would
be scandalized if they knew about
all this.
Carl is begging me to give him
another chance, but how can I ever
trust him again? Disillusioned'
Wife, Delaware
DEAR DISILLUSIONED: You
have everything to gain and nothing'
to lose if you give it a try. Although,
your hurt and distrust are under-
standable, it isn't too late to salvage
your marriage if you are both will-.
ing to work at it. Take a fresh look at.
your lives, recommit yourselves to,
each other and promise to spend.
the rest of your days making each,
other happy. It may not be easy at,
first, but other couples have suc-
ceeded, and you can, too.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne.
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write.
Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com
or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.


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you live with, but when dealing with
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EOE, DFWP.

Driver/Thrower
Clean CDL Cls B Lic.
772-597-3755/220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation

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

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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Potential for advancement
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
For the Okeechobee Utility Authority. Minimum class
"C" Certification required. Only those having a valid
Florida Class C. or higher operator certification should
apply at this time. Must possess a vailid FL Drivers li-
cense. Only those with a three year clean driving record
need apply. Shift work @ week-ends are required. Will
consider training in the absence of Class C appli-
cant. Applications will be accepted until opening is
filled at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority located at
100 SW, 5th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL. 34974.
An Equal Opportunity
Employer
Drug Free Work Place.



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


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

' 9
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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Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
experience.
EOE/DFWP. Apply at
Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
(863)763-3143
MARINE PARTS Counter
Person needed. Apply in
person @ Big Lake Marina
964 us hwy 441 SE.
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

PAINTER
Experienced only
Call
(863)634-0296
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Receptionist, F/T, pleasant
telephone manner, w/
Excel & Word exp. DFWP,
Fax res. 863-763-6337


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

SALES PERSON & PARTS
COUNTER NEED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
SALES POSITION Full Time
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record, salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
Okeechobee. 8am-3pm.
Secretary Receptionist
position well spoken pro-
fessional attire must have
computer skills benefits
avail, fax resume to
863-467-3630

STERILIZATION TECH
Highly motivated team
player for busy Dental
office. Fax resume to
863-763-9112.


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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


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Ok ee chobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
s service to our customers
INe everyday.

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


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
xcel, Microsoft Word, -
Quick Books, Accounts
SReceivable 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.

Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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
SMgmt/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 throughout 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


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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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(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

BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TORS 5yrs. exper.
min. top pay. Call
Chris 813-323-5140
or main office
800-446-3326

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

MRI TECH
Seasonal, Part Time
Fax resume to:
863-824-6737

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

Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekend evenings,
will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309

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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
The Daily Okecchobee Ne,,s Is An Equal Opportunity Employer,

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CAREGIVER/CHAMPAION
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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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-
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good to be true, chances
are tha it is. If you have
/ questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
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you check with the Better
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Some 800 and 900 tele-
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well as long distance toll
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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.





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 650
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment!/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite, 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 V
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.

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that's updated regularly:
the classified.


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$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
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083.

FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
863-983-8973


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AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /2
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.
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
After 5pm.
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



CONCRETE BLOCKS
Approx. 150, $150 for all.
(863)697-2032

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


WRANGLER JEANS
Womens 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.




COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.
HP Computer Pentium II
192 Mg Ram 17" Monitor
Desk Trade for Pistol ask-
ing $300 (772)461-8822


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 .
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

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

DINING RM TABLE w/10
cowhide seat chairs


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
** *** *
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
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
RACE CARD BED
Blue, $40.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
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

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



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

GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Lynk Predator
9 irons 2 woods Plus 2
custom woods Sand &
putter $80 (772)461-
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504



GUNS,RIFLESdRELOADING
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 lyr. $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



ELEC SCOOTER CHAIR
CARRIER- hooks up to rec
hitch, $250. (863)763-
9348.
SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand w/all ac-


Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 625
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds.. Plants
Flowers 865



LAWN MOWER, Dixon,
Zero Turn, 52 in cut, 18hp,
runs good, new parts,
$1500. (863)697-2032


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.



PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
DONKEY- Young Jack,
$200. (863)467-0613.


PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Call 863-634-0119.
Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321.)268-8875
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



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
CHAIN FALL, YALE, V2 Ton.
$30. (863)763-6901


GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
$200. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.
PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/2" 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,



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



Christmas Trees 74E5
Farm Equipment 805


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

PUSH MOWER 22" MTD
3.75 S. f. 3tratton $30
,,... :...-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.



Relals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 5
House Ren,- 93
Land %ntt 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


BASSWOOD, 2BR, 1BA,
New paint, carpet & apple.
$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 441 N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.

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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 10OO
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10'-5
Land Sale 1010
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA on 3
city lots, lots of extras,
must see, asking $180k
(863)467-2227

RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
($1 63,000.)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

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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
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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Any Condition, fast closing.
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PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



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



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

Doublewide Mobile Home
for sale, 4BR/2BA on
leased lot, (863)763-
4645

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 30055
Campers,'RVs :o010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3020
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385

BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boats
6 to 8' wide $175
(963)824-0455


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

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

SKEETER '77 16' 140
Evinrude motor, As is
$4000. Cell
(314)651-1951.
STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

Starcraft Starfish 180,
'03,, w/trlr, 40hp Merc.,
low hrs., exc. cond.,
$10,900. (863)610-1674

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.,
39,600 mi., $37,000.
(804)898-1717 Lakeport.
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RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.


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


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/1Ox20 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.


Automobiles



Automobiles 14005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 403)0
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts u Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 405C
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4&O,0
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070






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


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CHEVY CAMARO 1986
Raced at Thunder Cross in
Bomber. $1800 Call Scott
B. 863-763-2622 Iv. msg.
CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs .good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449,
1385*
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$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
ood 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.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 .
(863)763-2063.

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

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


BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
0987.
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today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


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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
GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $150 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
Runs, $550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.
TIRES Super Swampers (4)
on 16.5 rims rims
33x12.3-16.5 good cond.
$650 (863)697-9704
TOOL BOX, Alum. w/side
rails & custom Tonneau
Cover, Fits '73-'87 Chevy
Short bed. (863)634-4291


CHEVY S10 '92
good work truck
$1200
(863)357-1956
ISUZU HOMBRE 98' (chevy
s-10) 5 spd. ac, Great gas
mi. $2500
(863)697-6812
- MAZDA P/U 1995
w/Truck Cap. Good
condition. $3,500.
863-357-3413


HAULMARK TRAILER '04
Enclosed 6'x10', Barn
doors, side door. Like new.
.$2000 (863)634-4291
MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 863-763-8449.


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


Community Events


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
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holi-
days.

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.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parent-
ing classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
across from the movie theatre. If you would like more information
on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call
(863) 763-8859.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web at
www.schoolreadiness.org

Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and.the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your
used or empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The
Post will receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from
this project willl be used to purchase supplies for the needy school
children in the Okeechobee School system. Boxes will be made
available at the following locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.- Parrott Ave.; and Smith's
Computer Service, S.W. Park Street. Additional collection points
will be made available at a later date. For information, call John R.
Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

School is collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will
be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be
dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W .Fifth Ave.







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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5'.00)



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-319
BERNELL BROWN and LYNN
BROWN, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife, if living, and if
dead, their unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignee, credi-
tors, lienors and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against said De-
fendants, and all other parties
claiming or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the
subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title to the follow-
ing described property in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, to-wit:
Lots 1,2 ard 3, Block 6, ORANGE
BLOSSOM RANCHES, according
to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, page 9 of the public
records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY, II, of CONELY &
CONELY, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550753 ON 2/1 815 22/05






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-307
DEWEY A. UIGHTSEY and RUTH T.
LIGHTSEY, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE SUE
BRASHEAR GUAY, his wile,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE
SUE BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following described property
in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-
wit:
Lots 93 and 94, TREASURE IS-
LAND UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 39, public records
of Okeechobee County, Flonda,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast comer of
said Lot 94; thence bear South
5817'57" West, along the South
boundary line of said Lot 94, for
a distance of 16.99 feet to a
point; thence bear South
8958'17" West for a distance of
83.05 feet to the intersection
with the West boundary line of
said Lot 94; thence bear North
0009'29" East, along said West
boundary line for a distance of
90.00 feet to a point; thence bear
North 8958'25" East, along
North of and parallel with the
North boundary line of said Lot
94, for a distance of 110.09 feet
to the intersection with the West
right-of-way line of Southeast
38th Avenue, being also the East
boundary line of said Lot 93;
thence bear South 0029'48"
West, along said West right-of-
way line, and along said East
boundary line for a distance of
1510 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 93, being also the
Northeast comer of said Lot 94.
and being also the point-of-cur-
vature of a curve concave to the
Southeast and having for its ele-
ments a radius of 50.00 feet and
a central angle of 8426'06";
thence along said curve, along
the East boundary line of said Lot
94, and continuing along said
West right-of-way line, for an arc
length of 73.68 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER
WITH 1973 NEWM Mobile Home
bearing ID #2701110 and Flori-
da Title #5827471
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY, III, of CONELY &
CONELY P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee. Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550782 ON 2/1,8,15,22/05