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














Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00054
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: February 23, 2005
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:00054
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Main: Opinion
        page 4
    Main continued
        page 5
        page 6
        page 7
    Main: Lifestyles
        page 8
    Main: Sports
        page 9
    Main continued
        page 10
    Main: Classifieds
        page 11
        page 12
        page 13
    Main continued
        page 14
Full Text





.! ....* I l lI-it I I I.-, ivl, ...'1.






Okeec hobee i 5w s


Vol. 96 No. 54 Wednesday, February 23, 2005 50M Plus tax


Inside
Schiavo case
in stalemate
DUNEDIN The case of
a severely brain-damaged
woman remained locked in
a legal stalemate Tuesday
after an appeals court
cleared the way for her hus-
band to remove her feeding
tube only to see a judge
promptly block the removal
for at least another day.
The 2nd District Court of
Appeal offered no specific
instructions in a one-page
mandate issued in the case
of Terri Schiavo, who was
left brain damaged 15 years
ago. That meant her hus-
band, Michael Schiavo,
could order his wife's tube
be removed.
Page 2
Central studies
black history
First graders enjoyed their
trip to the Dolly Hand The-
atre to watch a play about
Curious George. A lot of
funny things happened to
him because he was so curi-
ous. We enjoyed the bus ride
and enjoyed eating outside.
Our students displayed
excellent behavior.
First graders celebrated
the 100th day of school. We
read books about 100. We
counted to 100 by 2's, 5's,
and 10's. We read and wrote
100 words. We shared our
collections of 100 things. The
students brought in items
such as 100 seeds, 100 can-
dies, 100 raisins, 100 pieces
of cereal. A student even
brought in his 100 dinosaurs.
Page 3
Brahmans start
season with win
The Lady Jaguars from
Port St. Lucie came to town
to meet the Lady Brahmans
Friday evening in the Brah-
man season opener and
were sent back to Port St.
Lucie with a 13-1 loss. The
Lady Brahmans started the
evening off well and led 2-0
at the end of the first inning
with a slap by Kelley Smiley
and a drag bunt by D'Anna
Osceola. Christie Williams
ground out but brought
home an RBI.
. In the second inning Lady
Brahman Pam Arnold scored
off a base hit to put the Lady
Brahmans up 3-0.
Sports, Page 9

Drought Index
Current: 523
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.68 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.29 feet


Bush plans program euts


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Historical Society: Members work toward restoration


Staff photos/MaryAnn Morris
Members of the Okeechobee Historical Society include: (left to right, back) Elsie
Reichert, Wilma Williams, Sondra Sill, Wanda Conrad, Doc Anderson, (front) Zelda
Mixon, Pearl Godwin, Willa Minehan and Betty Williamson.

Group seeks to restore old jail


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
"My family has been in
Okeechobee since the 1930s"
said Lydia J. Williams as she
addressed the group at their
meeting Monday, Feb. 21. Mrs.
Williams is newly elected to the
Okeechobee City Council and
is the first woman to serve in
that capacity in the history of
the City of Okeechobee.
"I brought With me one of
the first minute books of the
Okeechobee City Council. All
the minute books are in a safe
at City Hall and are wonderful
to look through," she contin-
ued. She also brought with her
and showed a panoramic
photo view of old Okeechobee,
identifying various features and
buildings. As executive director
for the Main Street organization
in Okeechobee, she discussed
some projects Main Street has
in mind: "Restoring the path-
ways in Flagler Park to their
original layout is going on now
and we are looking at landscap-
ing with native plants for the
park that won't require irriga-
tion."
"The Historical Society has


Old county jail waits for restoration funding.


applied to the county to replace
the roof on the old jail and
funds are allocated this budget
year to do so, said President
Betty Williamson, "also, several
of us went to Basinger to see
the Basinger school house. It is
located in a pasture owned by
the Thomas's now. It would be
wonderful if it could be moved
out where people could come
and see it. It's such a beautiful
old stucco building."
"The county has applied to
the Bureau of Historic Preser-


vation in Tallahassee for a grant
to restore the old jail. Prelimi-
nary plans have been prepared
and the county's request
should be reviewed in April.
We hope to know by June or
July if we will have the funding
and how much," said Linda
Rucks, housing and grants
coordinator for Okeechobee
County. The old jail, two story
yellow brick building is on the
west side of Northwest Fifth
Street, just north of State Road
70.


BOCC is



faced with



busy agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners face a lengthy agen-
da for their Thursday meeting.
Among other things, they
are scheduled to discuss the
county's policy relating to the
issuance of building permits for
parcels without road access.
In a related matter, commis-
sioners will decide whether to
take any action concerning
minimum road standards.
Two items deal with the air-


port. Commissioners will con-
sider requiring AVCO to pro-
vide monthly progress reports
on the airport contract. They
will also adjust the budget to
reflect allocation of funds from
the Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration for the Airport Improve-
ment Program. This will pro-
vide for additional lights on the
airport apron.
The board is expected to
enter into an agreement
See BOCC Page 2


Babies born


with low birth




weight on rise

By Maria Chandler is looking to serve 100 mor
Okeechobee News local children. The agency


The Community Collabo-
rative Council met Tuesday at
the Freshman Campus Audi-
torium.
Olan Faulk, of The Early
Learning Coalition of Martin
and Okeechobee Counties
spoke at the meeting.
He said The Early Learning
Coalition of Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties serves 500
children in Okeechobee and


e
y


provides subsidized child-
care.
The agency, said Mr. Faulk,
does an eligibility determina-
tion for subsidized childcare
and does a needs assessment.
Next, Leslie Spurlock, with
Healthy Start presented the
Healthy Start Community
Report for July 1, 2003

See Babies Page 2


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

Index
Classifieds ...... 11-13
Comics ...........10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........11
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .9
TV ...............12
Weather ........... .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
newshog.info
Online news & information


III II 111111ll
8 16510 00024 5


EArthquake' bites' %Legr'
a v tm


"Copyrighted Materialj

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


-- -


- ,


47







2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


News Briefs Schlaao ra.w remains In ler al stalemate


Three tickets
win Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Three win-
ners of the Fantasy 5 game will
collect $74,491.76 each, the Flori-
da Lottery said Tuesday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Fort Laud-
erdale, Spring Hill, and Palm
Coast lottery officials reported.
The 469 tickets matching 4-of-
5 numbers will collect $76.50
each.
Another 12,452 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $8, and 108,122
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Monday
night were 6-7-12-16-24.

Former car dealer
charged in shooting
WEST PALM BEACH A for-
mer Pensacola car dealer accused
of hiring hit men to kill his former
wife and her husband has arrived
in Palm Beach County to face
charges in the 1997 shooting.
Ronald Samuels, 56, fled the
country before a May 1998, eight-
count indictment charging him
with arranging the Oct. 14, 1997
shooting of Heather and John
Grossman as the couple sat at a
traffic signal in Boca Raton. The
woman was left a quadriplegic.
Samuels spent almost six years
in a Mexican prison after he was
arrested in May 1998 in Nuevo
Leon state with 13 pounds of
cocaine.
Samuels was booked into
Palm Beach County Jail late Satur-
day or early Sunday, records
show. He was denied bail at his
Monday morning court appear-
ance.
He faces- two counts of
attempted first-degree murder,
one count of shooting into an
occupied vehicle, four counts of
solicitation to commit first-degree
murder and one count of conspir-
acy to commit first-degree mur-
der.


b q.m f....


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content

: Available from Commercial News Providers"


VFW gathering supplies


for Iraqi school children


( a


o -


Winn-Dixie announces Itc c


reorganization plans
JACKSONVILLE Supermar-
ket giant Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.
said Tuesday it has filed for bank-
ruptcy reorganization, less than
two weeks after reporting
decreased revenues and
increased losses from a year ago.
Winn-Dixie and 23 of its U.S.
subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11
reorganization late Monday in
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York, a
company news release said.
The Jacksonville-based com-
pany also announced Tuesday
that it has secured an $800 million
credit facility from Wachovia
Bank N.A., to help pay for its reor-
ganization, the release said. The
credit facility, subject to court
approval, replaces the company's
previous $600 million credit line.
The company plans to use the
reorganization to improve opera-
tions and its financial perform-
ance, but also plans to reduce
expenses and decide how to bet-
ter use its assets to make its stores
more productive, the release said.
The company said 920 Winn-
Dixie stores in eight states and the
Bahamas are open.
But the company also said it
plans to seek court approval to
terminate the leases of two ware-
houses and approximately 150
stores that were closed previous-
ly, for an annual cash savings of
approximately $60 million. It also
plans to sell all of its remaining
manufacturing operations to
reduce expenses, the release said.

AIDS list likely
contained to office
WEST PALM BEACH Palm
Beach County health officials said
they are "99 percent sure" no one
outside the department saw a
confidential list of about 4,000
AIDS patients and 2,500 people
with HIV that was mistakenly e-
mailed to county health workers.
Dr. Jean Malecki, the head of
the county health department,
has asked the state to investigate
the list's release, which raised
concerns among activists that the
leak of confidential information
can hurt the public's trust in the
government and discourage peo-
ple from getting tested.
John W "Jack" Nolan, the
county's top HIV statistician, acci-
dentally attached the list to an e-
mail of monthly reports he sent to
800 employees Thursday. The list
contained only names of AIDS
and HIV patients in the county, he
said.
There were no addresses
included in the list, officials said.
The error was caught and only
10 people opened the message,
officials said. Computer experts
have confirmed none of the 10
saved the list, printed it, forward-
ed it or stored it, department
spokesman Tim O'Connor said
Monday.
Nolan may face disciplinary
action, but not prosecution,
O'Connor said.


Continued From Page 1
between the Natural Resources
Conservation Service and Okee-
chobee County in the amount of
,$2,174,000 to provide for debris
removal and bank stabilization
within the county's storm water
management system on a 75 per-
cent/25 percent cost charting
basis.
The board is expected to apply
for two grants pertaining to the
911 system. One is to upgrade the
911 emergency response system
to handle cell calls and the other
is for a generator and automatic
switching equipment for the jail.
Commissioners will also apply
for grants from the Department of
Community Affairs to cover a vari-
ety of storm related projects such
as improving the storm water sys-
tem, construction of a storm pro-


Babies

Continued From Page 1
through-June 30, 2004 for Okee-
chobee County.


q


40






dub~


CL

Not0 l
W. &. -(
%M0

MP *A


VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge is spearheading a local
drive to collect school supplies for
Iraqi children.
The VFW Operation Iraqi Chil-
dren School Project is aimed at
ensuring that the children of Iraq
have the best opportunity to learn
about the world around them.
The Buckhead Ridge post asks
that area residents bring school
supplies to the post, which will
then be boxed and sent to Heart
to Heart International in Kansas
City, Kan.
Supplies needed include: note-
books, notebook paper, pencils
and erasers, colored pencils,


tected Emergency Operations
Center, rebuilding the OUA radio
tower, acquiring generators, and
debris removal.
Commissioners will also make
appointment on several boards
and committees. They are expect-
ed to appoint up to 11 members
to the newly formed agri-civic
center advisory committee, one
person to the Children's Service
Council, up to two regular mem-
bers and one alternate for the
code enforcement board, up to
two regular members and one
alternate to the construction
licensing board, one regular
member to the Library Advisory
Committee, one regular member
the Okeechobee Development
Authority, one regular member
and one alternate to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority, up to
two regular members and one
alternate to the planning
board/board of adjustment and


According to the report there
is a rise with babies being born
with a low birth weight just not
in Okeechobee, but in the state.
In an effort to prevent babies
being born with a low birth


0
I-



0


En




O
0

z


Cu

i
0
0

0


I-

-o
CS


- 4b 4


- -- .


0 *0 -


q-
-agor q 0
ft. 4we-


"Soaf


appeals and one appointment to
the Treasure Coast Health Coun-
cil.
In other items, the board is
expected to:
*discuss the telephone system
and furnishings in the new court-
house;
*purchase an X-ray film
processor for the medical exam-
iner's office, -
*purchase four self contained
breathing apparatus;
accept the donation of two
fire engines from Martin County;
*purchase right of way main-
tenance and mowing equipment;
adopt a resolution to enter a
regional consortium with DeSoto,
Hardee, Hendry, and Highlands
and Glades Counties to qualify for
allocation of HOME funds from
HUD; and
*sponsor the Okeechobee
County WaterFest F.U. N. (families
understanding nature) Event.


weight women are encouraged
to seek prenatal care very early.
Also, clinics in Okeechobee are
asked to have flexible hours.
Also, the report showed that
the number of.teen births has
remained the same for 2002 and
2003 at 106 births to teens for
both years.
Although the number of
births to girls aged 10-17 went
down to 29 in 2003 as compared
to 39 in 2002 the number of
births to teens ages 18 and 19
increased.
In 2003, there were 77 births
to teens ages 18 and 19 an
increase from 67 births to that
age group in 2002.
The percentage of births to
teens in 2003 was 5.4 percent of
537 births in Okeechobee Coun-
ty.
In other business,
foster parents are needed
to open up their homes for
teenagers and siblings.
The Father & Child
Resource Center is starting a
new program for men who want
to be the best dad they can be.
The program is a 12-week com-
mitment for three hours per
week.


A block party for middle
school students will take place
Friday at the Skateboard Park
from 7 until 11 p.m.
The Community Collabora-
tive Council will meet again on
March 22 at the Freshman Cam-
pus Auditorium on 10 a.m.


Winning Lottery
Numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Monday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash3
4-3-3
Play4
3-5-8-8
Fantasy
24-7-12-6-16


pens, crayons, rulers, folders with
inside pockets, washable mark-
ers, soccer balls, stuffed animals
and backpacks.
The Buckhead Ridge post is
located at 2001 U.S. 78 West in
Buckhead Ridge.
For information, contact
Robert Hare at (863) 467-8166; or,
Post #9528 at (863) 467-2882.
Lending .their support to the
program are: actor Gary Sinise
("Forrest Gump" and "Apollo
13"), author Laura Hillenbrand
("Seabiscuit: An American Leg-
end), Fed-Ex, Heart to Heart Inter-
national and People to People
International.


Community Events

Church plans benefit dinner
The annual chicken barbecue dinner at Peace Lutheran church,
750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will be held Saturday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 per dinner. Dinner includes chicken/roll,
cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. You can eat in or take
out. Delivery is available in the city limits. This event is sponsored by
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and proceeds will go to benefit the
Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party, My Aunt's Closet, Okeechobee Rehab
and Hospice. Tickets are available at Peace Lutheran Church. For
information, call (863) 763-5042.

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. Registra-
tion will begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pageant will start at II
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 divi-
sion only. For boys, the age groups will be: birth to 2 (Little Mister)
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 Okeechobee on
March 19.


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"


Okeechobee News
Published by Indepondent Newspapers, Inc.


To Reach Us
Address P. 0. Box 639
107 S.W. 17th Streel Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 341974
Weblslt: www.Newszap comr
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub.
missions from its readers Opinions.
calendar items, stones ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (8(3) 763-
3134 to reach our newsroom Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed
E-Ma&l okeenews@okeechobee corn
Spealout: (863) 467-2033
To Place A display Ad
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-a81 okecompo@stralo net
To Place A Classified Ad
Ca0 87-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home
F61 877-354-2424
E-Mal classad@newszap.com
BIing Deparmnout
E-IMHl biliteam@newszap.com


Online News & Information
Get me lates local news at
www.newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: 1877353-2424
E-IaA reaoerservices@newszap corn
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and is on sale
al rack and store locations throughout
OKeechobee County Call the office to
find out if your home is within our
present home-distnbuLton boundaries
Call 877-353-2424 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery
Additonal copnes of the newspaper
are available for 50 cents daily
through Saturday and 75 cents for
Sunday at the office Home delivery
subscriptions are available at $29.43
for three months
The Okeechobee News is published
every day of the year by the
Okeechonee New. 107 S.W. 17th
Street. Sulie D Okeechobee, FL
34974 Penodicals postage paid at
Okeechobee,. FL Postmaster: Send
Address changed to Okeechobee
News. PO Box 639, Okeechobee, FL
34973. LISPS 406-160.
Printing
Printed at Sunshine Printing, a
subsidiary of Independent
Newspapers
Pbole: a634657300
ERail printing@ct.net


- -- ,q


IMMMD
40 .


" X% %i


7OAO







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 a



Central Elementary celebrates Black History Month


First Grade
First graders enjoyed their trip
to the Dolly Hand Theatre to
watch a play about Curious
George. A lot of funny things hap-
pened to him because he was so
curious. We enjoyed the bus ride
and enjoyed eating
outside. Our stu-i
dents displayed
excellent
behavior.
First graders?
celebrated the
100th day of'
school. We read books about 100.
We counted to 100 by 2's, 5's, and
10's. We read and wrote 100
words. We shared our collections
of 100 things. The students
brought in items such as 100
seeds, 100 candies, 100 raisins,
100 pieces of cereal. A student
even brought in his 100 dinosaurs.
We also had a great time read-
ing our Valentines and eating
Valentine's treats. We sorted and
graphed Valentine's candy.
Students of the Week are: A'la-
tiara Jarvis, T'ari Karratti, Mario
Munoz, Maria Olivares, Betty
Baker, Benito Espinoza, Blake
Campbell, Colton Butts, Brittany
Lloyd, Agustin Baltazar, Marisa
Tijerina, Heaven Peacock,
Cheyenne Tingle, Elaine Jacobs,
Cody Prescott, Manuel Ramirez,
Julia Herrera, Cheyenne Nunez,
Adamary Bustos, and D'Anna Wil-
son.
Happy Birthday to Blake
Campbell, Joel Bojorquez, and
Fred Bradley.
Hello again from Room 27! We
are so excited in our classroom
because some of us have almost


finished our skill wheels. Yea! We
look forward to getting our new
skill wheels that will enhance our
learning even more. In math, we
are getting ready to work on
money and time and in reading
we are continuing with our read-
ing comprehension skills and
learning our sight words. We are
so excited about learning in our
classroom. Thanks to all that help
us each day on campus and a big
thanks to parents. Keep using
agendas, they are great communi-
cators.
Second Grade
Second grade started February
off right. Each class had a fun filled
Valentine party with lots of good-
ies. The second graders have also
mastered the time and money
chapters in the math book. Mrs.
Whiteside's students have been
extra busy learning about famous
African Americans during Black
History month. The students have
learned about Martin Luther King,
Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges,
Bessie Coleman, and a few others.
They even performed a mini play
about Martin Luther King, Jr. Stu-
dents of the Week are Miguel Mal-
donado, Ta'coma Files, Matt Riley,
Brian Garza, and Adam Rhew.
Fourth Grade
The 4th graders at Central con-
tinue to work and learn. We are
excited about the FCAT writes we
took last week and the teachers
were excited because everyone
seemed to do their best! Yeah! It
was pretty funny when some
pirates came to the cafe6 and visit-
ed the 4th graders last week. They


were rounding up writers for their
crew no scallywags here!
Now the Math Extravaganza
and our review for our next FCAT
in March: We will attack that FCAT
just like we did with the writing -
with gusto!
Mrs. Pritchard's class worked
hard on a research project for the
Kids Post, and are anxiously await-
ing publication with the March
edition. The students were espe-
cially thankful to Mr. and Mrs.
Shirley for the delicious treats on
FCAT day and thanks to Mrs. Vitale
our proctor. In reading, explorers
have us doing research and learn-
ing about some world explorers. It
was also very interesting. Garrett
Huston, Cameron Howard, and
Katlynn Green have been Students
of the Week as well as Faith Kahn.
No birthdays in February except
Mrs. Pritchard Happy Birthday to
her!
Mrs. Davis would like to add
how proud she is of her students!
They each worked so hard on the
FCAT Writes and did their best!
Our Students of the Week are
Diana Gaona and Matilda Brock!
Congratulations on your awe-
some behavior.
Mr. Schlabach would like to
add that the students worked hard
last week preparing and testing on
the FCAT Writes. Thank you fourth
graders for trying so hard. We also
had a field trip to the fair, which
was a great way to unwind. I real-
ize how stressful these tests can
be.
Mr. Bodenmiller's class is cur-
rently working on our Power Point
presentations of famous African
Americans to help celebrate Black
History Month. This has not only


given the students a more diverse
historical background, but has
also offered them a chance to
practice their writing skills and use
animation as well. Later in the
month we will be playing "African
American History Jeopardy". Stu-
dents will create categories and
questions and then compete
against one another in a game
modeled after the "Jeopardy"
game show on television. If the
past few years of playing the game
with former students are any indi-
cation of how it will turn out, staff
and students alike will not only
enjoy themselves, but also learn a
great deal about African American
History.
Mr. Goff's class worked really
hard to prepare for the FCAT
Writes this year and was well pre-
pared when it finally got here.
Everyone tried their best and
wrote to their fullest potential. We
are all excited about our trip to the
wooden jungle to celebrate all of
our hard work. We also have been
making a new invention in read-
ing class. We read the story "The
Kid's Invention Book" and have
taken it upon ourselves to create a
new invention on our own. We
are really excited to get a finished
product and show it to our class-
mates. In social studies we have
been learning about the early
native Floridian Indian tribes
through non-fiction and realistic
fiction readings. Science class has
brought us to the study of fossils.
In math we have wrapped up
chapter 12 and are quickly work-
ing through chapter 13. Our recent
Students of the Week have been
Sarai Gomez, Mercedes White,
and Paul Underwood. Congratula-


tions to those students for show-
ing good panther behavior in the
classroom as well as on school
grounds. We wish to thank Mrs.
Vergara for providing us with our
lunch for our Valentine's Day
party. The food was good and it
was greatly appreciated!
Since the FCAT Writing exam
the students in Mrs. Tedder's class
have taken a break from process
writing and have been working on
some poetry styles. You should
have seen a valentine acrostic
poem come home this week, and
may have seen a valentine written
in letter form. We will continue to
work hard to prepare for the Math
and Reading portions of the FCAT
that we will be taking in March.
One way we are doing this is
through what we are calling
"Math Extravaganza", where stu-
dents will rotate on a weekly basis
to each of the four 4th grade


William


Lic. R.E. Broke


teachers and learn a new skill. The
skills covered in the four week
rotation are geometry, fractions,
decimals and measurement. Your
child will receive an excellent
introduction to these skills and
will receive remediation on the
skills in their homeroom class. At
the same time, your child will con-
tinue to learn other new skills in
class. It is a lot of math, and to
help the students the skills are pre-
sented with many hands-on activi-
ties. In reading we have just begun
a unit on Famous American
Women, and will be putting
together a research project. Ask
your child for the details. To help
your child succeed, please ask
them each night to explain the
skills they learned during the day.
They will enjoy this conversation
time with you and at the same
time will be practicing those new
skills.


IDo you need to buy
or sell real estate in
Okeechobee County?
I If you do, let the knowledge and
the experience of
The Tucker Group, work for you!!

S. "Bill" Keene, Sr.
Broker ~ Salesman
V (863)634-6797
104 N.W. 7th-Ave.
Office: (863) 763-4010
Toll Free (888) 874-2945
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com
.r Website: www.tucker-group.com


Obituaries


Delbert Duane Devore
Delbert Duane Devore, age 63,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Feb. 21, 2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. He was born July 1, 1941, in
Pekin, Ill. Mr. Devore, formerly of
Mackinaw, Ill., had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1993.
He served in the U.S. Army and
was a member of the VFW and
American Legion. He enjoyed
fishing and racing.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 38 years, JoAnn Devore of
Okeechobee; and, daughters,
Dory Bourland and Lori Harmon
of Mackinaw, Ill.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.
Beverly L. Harter
Beverly L. Harter, age 53, of
Moore Haven, died Friday, Feb.
18, 2005, at JFK Medical Center in
Atlantis. She was born Feb. 24,
1951, in Lyons, N.Y. Mrs. Harter
had been a resident of Moore
Haven since 1991. She attended
the True Tabernacle and enjoyed
reading and puzzles.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 13 years, Adeous Har-
ter; daughter, Pamela Harter of
Lyons, N.Y; three grandchildren;
and, friend, Errol Nevers.
Friends may call at Buxton's
West Lake Funeral Home, 805 N.
Hwy 27, Suite One in Moore
Haven on Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005, from 10 a.m. until funeral
service time at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton's West Lake Funeral Home
and Crematory.
Elaine Knost
Elaine Knost, age 58, of Okee-
chobee, died Feb. 19, 2005, at her
home. She was born April 12,
1946, in New Castle, Ind. She was
a nurse for 12 years, as well as
serving as a M.A.S.H. nurse in the
U.S. Army during the Vietnam
War. Ms. Knost came to Okee-
chobee from Miami in 1994.
She was preceded in death by
her son, David Moses.
Ms. Knost is survived: by her
daughter, Claudia (Robert) Baker
of Okeechobee; two step-daugh-
ters, Brenda Fager of Miami and
Rebecca Blair of Okeechobee;


three grandchildren; two broth-
ers, Thorton Murphy of Florida
and Dawayne Knost; and, one
sister, Jackie Mattert, both of Indi-
ana.
Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 28, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
Pastor Gene Roddenberry offici-
ating.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Richard Joseph Neely
Richard Joseph Neely, age 71,
of Moore Haven, died Thursday,
Feb. 17, 2005, at his residence. He
was born July 23, 1933, in Ash-
land, Ohio. Mr. Neely had been a
resident of Moore Haven since
1970. He was retired after 30
years with General Motors. He
was a boat builder, designer and
captain for 40 years. He was a
member of First Christian Church
in Ashland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by
one brother.
Survivors include: his wife of
34 years, Mary Neely of Moore
Haven; son, David Neely of
Burke, Va.; and, daughter, Rebec-
ca Kiel of West Palm Beach.
There will be no local services.
Memorial services will be held at
a later date in Port Clinton, Ohio.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton's West Lake 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 One, in Moore Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, at2 p.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton's West Lake Funeral Home
and Crematory.


HEALTH INSURANCE
FOR GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES!
Are you paying high insurance premiums?
Are you unsatisfied with your current coverage?
Or, are you, your family, or business employees not covered
because you cannot find affordable Health Insurance?

LIFE INSURANCE
TERM LIFE with return of Premium, Whole Life, Final Expense
MORTGAGE PROTECTION LIFE with return of Premium
MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS
ANNUITIES
Let us show you how to earn a higher return then your current CD's or
Money Markets
Call James W. Barnhart For Any Life & Health Needs!
BERGER INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.
800 S. PARROTT AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
863-763-6411 OFFICE 800-538-0038 TOLL FREE


L~ 4 r





F,


A


Matthew P. Buxton, LFD






Where Minis.i

Comes Fir


SMemorial Tribute

( Remember a loved one
.r I'-ho has departed with a special
S lehftenmortal Tribute in this newspaper,


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


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


Growing


With


Okeechobee


Timothy M. Buxton, LFD


Okeechobee's

SOnly Family

wvned & Operated

funerall Home

I -Crema tory


I I







4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23,2005


Speak Out

Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Fair Display
"I just wanted to commend Kathy Scott for her county display
that won the State Fair in Tampa. She did a beautiful job."

Other Lakes
"In response to Quit Complaining, you hit the nail on the head
when you said that there were other lakes in the U.S. Please, go
to those other lakes and tell all your friends."



Community Events

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 1 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.

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 dif-
ferent 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 Bur-
roughs 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, pictures, 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 burgundy awnings.
They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
or arrangements can be made for items to be picked up by
calling (863) 634-2306. Also needed are items, gift certificates
or gift cards from local businesses. All proceeds will benefit'
disadvantaged children of Okeechobee.

Church hosting fundraiser
The Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 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 hosted to raise funds for the children's and youth min-
istries, as well as a mission trip to South Africa. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-7770.

Ping pong tourney helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be
holding a ping pong tournament singles and doubles in
the Fellowship 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 addi-
tional entries i.e. doubles 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
Reservation 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 information, 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 a youth retreat. The church is
located at 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, call (863) 763-
5042.

Chuch hosting gospel music concert
Rofi and Sharon Frazier will be in concert at the Parrott
Avenue Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W., on Feb. 27 begin-
ning at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For information, call (863)
697-2258.






Okeechobee News

Our Purpose..
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Flonrida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commilmenl to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S Constitution. and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues.


We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues
* To report the news with honesty.
* accuracy, purposeful neutrality.
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facili-
. tate community debate, not to
. dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers.
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those
we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy.
respect and compassion.


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

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

MEMBER --.wb
OF:

Florida Press
Association
,c' Okeechobee News 2004
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives

Looking Back ...
This picture taken by John Kunkel Small in 1915 .of an area on Lake Okeechobee shows Panicium hemitomon and pond
apple along Anderson Creek, with small cypress trees in the background.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a ear
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, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary 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 informa-
tion, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restaurant.
All members are urged to attend. For information or to join, call (863) 467-
2888.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is invit-
ed. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donationsfrom 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors'weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. For
information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480
evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information, contact
Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
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 member is wel-
come to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
a'n opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, 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 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will be
an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club that
will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited. Just follow the
signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Track.



Crime Prevention Tip

When shopping at night, park in a well lighted area.


Community Events


BHR church hosting revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will host a revival Feb.
23. 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 Foun-
tain of Life Church. Revival services have been scheduled for Feb.
23-25, 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.

Viking community meeting slated
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and Okeechobee Coun-
ty 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.

School board plans public hearing
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
hearing on participation in the Indian Education Formula Grant
Thursday, Feb.24, at 9 a.m. in their chambers at 700 S.W. Second
Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the goals of the
2005-2006 grant and activities associated with the Title VII pro-
gram. For information, call Ken Kenwoithy at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 273.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library
meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is
invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Feb. 24,
"The Time Travelers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday,
March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday,
April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mal-
lowan; 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 infor-
mation, 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
presenting a program on "Exploring Florida's Folk Art", begin-
ning at 7 p.m. In this presentation,, Dr. Kristin Congdon, an
authority on Florida folk life, will discuss many of the artists and
art forms found in Florida through the years. Her presentation
will include The Highwaymen, as well as other folk artists. In
addition, local artist Egretta Wells will have a display of her paint-
ings in the auditorium. This program is funded by a grant from
the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the pub-
lic.
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.

Busy Vees plan yard sale
The Busy Vees are having a yard sale on Feb. 25-26 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. at 9212 S.E. 57th Drive in Larkee Lakes. For
information, call (863) 763-4504.

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

Fun Bunch plans dinner/dance
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch will be gathering at the King House
Chinese Restaurant in the Publix Shopping Center at 6 p.m. for
dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26. After dinner, the club will be going to
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S., for dancing. For informa-
tion, call Altie at (863) 467-6252 or Shirley at (863) 763-8820.






The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Ancient Oaks holds party in honor of anniversaries


On Sunday, Feb. 13, Ancient
Oaks Condominium Association
held a party for members who
were married for 50 or more
years this year.
Couples who have achieved
this milestone are as follows:
Andy and Ann Haaksma 68
years; Don and Betty Bisson 63
years; Walter and Lucille Glad-
ieux 63 years; Hank and Dottie
Morris 63 years; Glenn and Patsy
Cline 62 years; Warren and Betty
Pemberton 61 years; Frank and
Ruby Poteat 60 years; Richard
and June Gladfelter 59 years;
Dean and Jane Sullivan 59 years;
John and Betty Ayote 58 years;
Jerry and Inez Merritt 58 years;
Alton and Maudene Powell 58
years;, Gerrit and Fran Sterk 58
years; Bob and Alma.Foltz 57
years; John and Millie Mikus 57
years; Bob and Peggy Paynter 57
years; Charlie and Geneva Siden-
stricker 57 years; Walter and
Martha Watson 57 years; Dick
and Dee Coffman 56 years; Rob
and Connie Garibay 56 years;


Herman and Wanda Koerber 56
years; Bob and Dot Spicer 56
years; Calvin and Doris Whiteside
- 56 years; Bob and Lila Baldwin -
55 years; Lou and Joan Bedel 55
years; Steve and Grace Burke 55
years; Ken and Hilda Graybeal -
55 years; Norm and Phyllis Hol-
lett 55 years; Marvin and Nancy
McCullough 55 years; Bob and
Irene Moser 55 years; Art and
Joyce Parker 55 years and James
and Betty Riggs 55 years; John
and Nancy Russell 55 years;
Lowell and Gerri Tidwell 55
years; Ed and Wanda Arbuckle -
54 years; Elly and Jane Barfoot -
54 years; Ed and Rosalie
Brookover 54 years; Jim and
Peggy Collie 54 years; Bill and
Joyce Gardy 54 years; Leon and
Ila Goodrich 54 years; Dan and
Joyce Mong 54 years; Charlie
and Jean Owens, Wes and Ali Pol
- 54 years; George and Sugar,
White 54 years; Paul and
Blanche Bishop 53 years; Bob
and Janet Colbath 53 years; Ray
and Ruby Collins 53 years;


Alfred and Cathy Decker 53
years; Ken and Janice Grimm 53
years; Bob and Doris Hansen 53
years; Dick and Florence Harlow -
53 years; Paul and Jean Kauffman
- 53 years; Dave and GeriLazenby
- 53 years; Clinton and Thelma
Smith -5 3 years; Jim and Pat
Young 53 years; Dick and Zenny
Walklet 53 years; Charlie and
Dianne Wheeler 53 years;
Richard and Grace Keller 52
years; David and Jeanette
Lawrence 52 years; Jerry and
Pat Mohrfield 52 years; Harry
and Irene Painter 52 years; Jerry
and Nancy Froess 51 years;
Lloyd and Geri Harpenau 51
years; Hal and Eva Henderson -
51 years; Ed and Nancy Pullen -
51 years; Cecile and Barbara
Rathbone 51 years; 'Julius and
Sylvia Rathbone 51 years; Bob
and Alice Steiner 51 years; Tom
and Maureen Barclay 50 years;
Andy and Peggy Cameron 50
years; Herb and Ginny Carr.- 50
years; Mike and Charlotte
Imgrund 50 years; George and


Christine Jones 50 years; Bill and
Hetty Lundy 50 years; Elmer and
Louise Memering 50 years; Ed
and Connie Penny 50 years; Ron
and Doris Purcell 50 years; and,
Ken and Helen Weaver 50 years.
The celebration was held in.
the clubhouse and featured a buf-
fet of finger foods, followed by
cake and ice cream. Andy and
Ann Haaksma, who have the dis-
tinction of being the couple who
have been married the longest,
cut the first piece of wedding
cake.
The Ancient Oaks Condomini-
um Association Social Commit-
tee sponsored the event. The
committee members for this cel-
ebration were: Kathy Boswell, Jol
Creech, Pat Daubert, Joan
DeClark, Lavonne Dolleslager,
Monique Dumais, Barbara
Howard, Marlene Kreiger, Mike
Meek, Ron Meek, Vicki Oliver,
Orne Osborne, Perry Pelfan,
Dana Poland, Bev Rowe, Joan
Shults, Bea Smith, Alice Steiner
and Jane Stroud.


Courtesy photo/Ron Meek
Ancient Oaks Condo Association recently celebrated
anniversaries of 50 years and more. Andy and Ann Haaksma
are shown here cutting the wedding cake in the Ancient Oaks
Clubhouse.


DINING


& ENTERTAINMENT


AROUND THE OKEECHOBEE AREA

Feeling Hungry? Don't know what you want to eat?

Try one of these fine Okeechobee Establishments tonight!



2 Eggs,
TOUCHDOWN 2 Pancakes, $359
BREAKFAST 2 Bacon, Anyirne
2 Sausage


PRIME RIB
DINNER

BREAKFAST
SPECIALS


Every Saturday $949
Night
Includes Soup ,r Sala3d. Choice of Polail.
Choic- gelat l-
Breakfast $639
Buffet with
Juice Uinlil 11 a.n,i on lW"eekdas
& 2 p m orn WeIerlends


BANQUEr FACLIruE AVAILABLE COME .\'D SEE JOE 0 MA.. I:E|p
Hrs.: 6 a.m. -10 pin. Weekdays & Sunday 6 a.m. 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday
111S.ParottAve. e8


Wednesday
After 5PM & All Day Sunday
1 CHILD PER ADULT ENTREE
L---------------------------------.
All meats fresh nothing ever frozen.
Full Bar Available

.1 4Sh O OFD




^FOOD
FOR FAMILY-SIZE
L.- APPETITES

To Advertise On This

Page Call Your Sales

Consultant Today At

763-3134


KING HOUSE
Chinese Restaurant

SURROUNDINGS:
Oriental decor with a relaxed feeling and
friendly service.

LUNCH FAVORITES:
All You Can Eat Buffet Specials, or Luncheon
Specials from the menu served with your choice
of soup or Egg Roll & Fried Rice.

DINNER FAVORITES:
All You Can Eat Buffet, or you can select many
choices from our menu.

LOCATION:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee,
In the Publix Shopping Center.

HOURS:
Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PHONE:
(863) 357-7777



* S5yecial Occasions
...:,. FLOWERS & EVENTS
",.' -


Special Occ0asions
* Fresh & Silk Arrangements
" Weddings Funerals
* Custom Gourmet Baskets
* Fruit Baskets
* Balloon Bouquets
" Dish Gardens Plants
(863) 357-2711
ew ('ty


-ROSC 2Iawk, 0 3amikr 2WaIdo



-i i t-


SCakes for All Occasions
STuxedo & Wedding
Gown Rentals
** Decorations Invitations teeflora.
SCake Tops Linens Local & Worldwide Delivery
* Balloon Bouquets
(863) 357- www.specialoccasionsgf .com
(863 357-1 Hours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Sat. 9am 3pm
TWO LOCATION TO SERVE YOU!
115 S.W. Park St. 145 N. Main St., Ste. 103
Okeechobee Belle Glade v
863-357-2711 561-996-4117


Does your

restaurant have a

special that

everyone should

know about?

Advertise it here!

Call Your Sales

Consultant Today At

763-3134



s .* *o f O I *-
Specializes in Szechuan, Hunan,
Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cooking
150 Items & Salad Bar
Eat FREE on you Birthday!
Lunch: *599 Dinner: $799 rb
Fri. & Sat.: Seafood Dinner $949 o Fis
Weekend Dinner: Snow Crabs, Oysters
9S. H .4 **t* -
(863)35-






6 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


"When you need a service, call a professional!"
Only $10.00 per week, per block.
Call 863-763-3134 or email us at
okecompo@strato.net to place your ad!


I zaot*] 1M hi[i]l te 1e
Cooling
8i Refrigeration
SServices, Inc.
863-467-4733
* Honest & Dependable Service
* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Repair on all makes & models
* Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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







HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776







1-866-2 ASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


ABNEY&
qABNEY
SCONSTRUCTION,C.
www.abneyandabney.com
805 SW 15th Street
Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



0111M Vil r EislfEi8
AGRI CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.




OKNE FCHO BEL 1

Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK


CALL 863-763-3134
,or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073 03262


Reich &
Maneini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach BocaRaton



.-/,, / ',, ,,, ./ )
2SUARNDHWY,,CLEWISTON

M PLATTNEWJ_ __
ELLE 0LADE

80.876.6788


LENT SERVICES
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Supper 6:00 pm

PEACE
LUTHERAN
R CHURCH
750 NW 23rd Lane
(863) 763-5042


Creech
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


Solutions
Focused Counseling
Licensed Mental Health
Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Certified Sexual Addiction
Therapist
CHRISTIAN, CONFIDENTIAL, COMPASSIONATE
For Appointment Call
863-610-1396


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123



Publix.
WHERE SHOPPING f5 SA PLEASURE.
Northlake Village


3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
Swww.publix.com


ifl I :*Iehl[]ki ml z[jo


NW CACO 23499
7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J,.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



First United
Methodist
Church
200 N.W. 2nd St.
(863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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







:aI-ni noH AddeH


AD POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER REQUEST
I1"m a "












863-357-6700
413 SW Park St.* Okeechobee
L W 'M
























GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING
863-946-2333
125 EAST SR 78' Lakeport


il- 11 : oo01kI]kel k l IIl[e1

0U]T."
and Heatlig rat E
2800 SW 3rd Terr.
(8631
`467-1545
St. Lic.
OAC029420
~i~ s '' I c*.z


Find Out Why We're #1 Highest
Rating For Customer Satisfaction
4224 HWv. 441 South
(863) 351-0500

OPEN SUNDAYS
S 10AM 3PM

CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
Open Tues. Sat. 6a.m. to 5p.m.
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 #6
Treasure Island Plaza


Oakview
Baptist

Church
677 SW 32"" St.
Okeechobee
763-1699



/ "


Okeechobee's'
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387



MIDFLRORJD
2105.S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
"Stop by today!'
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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







18 Holes Par 72
Championship Course
www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228


Don's
Appliance, Inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir






525 NW AVE I, BELIE GLADE

800-573-7983
www.gladesmotors.com





Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com
eRI 0 ;Ml 10M9* --


LA E VIEW.
BUI ERSINC.
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

CALL 863-763-3.134
or email
okecompo@strato.net




FLIGHT
SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com


CSo6a/da &) (Seen/d
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts 4
S* Bath & Body Products
*' Candles & Accessories .
Gift Baskets for All Occasions -
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


Maguire's Hauling,
INC.
Demolition
Trash Hauling l iiil'


Land Clearing il r1 1J
Site Work i, 111
Grading 1
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891


SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM- 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)

"Over 70 Years Of Value ~ ,R Ou Famly To Youws TA R
SUNRISE F RD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
I Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



AFFORDABLE
CLEANUP
Trees, Debris, Cars,
Trucks and more!
No0 ob Too Big!
Contact Paul at
(863) 357-3981


ADVERTISE;YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



,/'-




WWW.L-CROSS.COM
PHONE 863-634-1103


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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


pecial OccaiwDS
GIFTS & FLOWERS
;. Specializing in Flowers
". & Event Planning
y Gifts Baskets Plants
115 SW Park Street P.O. Box 1627
863-357-2711
Toll Free: 1-866-992-0888
,ennifcr 2erkins, Owner
www.specialoccasionsgf.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK


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







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23,2005 (


Birth


Taryanna Tahlia Pryor
Jennifer Kluegel and Tarrance
Pryor of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Taryanna Tahlia.
She was born on Jan. 2, 2005,
at Jupiter Medical Center in
Jupiter. She weighed 6 pounds, 3
ounces, and was 18 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Marilyn and Robert Kluegel of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Bar-
bara McElroy of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Gloria
Clase and Verlean Pryor of Okee-
chobee.


OCT will stage comedy production


Taryanna Tahlia Pryor


Classifieds work!
See page 11


Advance reserved seat tick-
ets are currently on sale for the
March production of "Over the
River and Through the Woods",
the Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT).
Performances are set for Fri-
day and Saturday nights, March
4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. in the
theatre located on the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus on
Southwest Second Avenue at
Seventh Street.
Tickets are $10 each, and are
available bat the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce.
The heartwarming comedy
involves a young New York busi-
nessman who manages to
maintain his family ties, even
after his parents move to Flori-
da, by having Sunday dinner


with both sets of grandparents
in New Jersey each Sunday.
When he receives an offer of a
dream job in Seattle, he is
unsure how the grandparents
will react to the news that he
will be leaving.
To prevent that from hap-
pening, the elder family mem-
bers conspire to pull out the
heavy artillery in the form of a
beautiful and charming young
lady. They are convinced that he
will fall madly in love with her
and decide to stay.
Just when the play appears
to be heading toward a pre-
dictable conclusion, it takes a
surprising turn that tugs at the
heartstrings.
The play is by Joseph DiPi-
etro, the playwright responsible


for the smash Broadway musi-
cal, "I Love You, You're Perfect,
Now Change".
It represents a return to the
old-fashioned family comedy
for which the Okeechobee
Community Theatre is best
known. The ensemble cast
includes several veteran per-
formers, as well as some rela-
tive newcomers to the OCT
stage.
Kevin Lute stars as the young
marketing executive around
whom the plot revolves.
His grandparents are played
by Rahl Wilkinson, Shirley
Bush, Mike Zierden and Joanie
Moffat.
Sherry McKay appears as the
young lady the family hopes to
use to keep him from moving


away.
The Okeechobee Communi-
ty Theatre is now in its 26th year
of producing Broadway-style
comedies, dramas and musicals
to Okeechobee audiences.
It is an all-volunteer organi-
zation made up of talented local
residents who act, construct
sets, create costumes and
props, work backstage and
serve as ushers and'hosts to
audience members on perform-
ance nights..
There is always room for
new members who are interest-
ed in any or all of these facets of
theatre.
For information on this show
or on the Okeechobee Commu-
nity itself, call Ron or Jacque
Hayes, at (863) 763-1307.


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

CALL 863-763-3134
or emai!
okecompo@strato.net



ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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




Treasure Island Plaza
Okeechobee
Large selection of Items,
From Traditional to Aboriginal. We
will special order almost anything.
J&M Production's
Comfortable Recording Studio
Very Good Rates D.J. Services Available
Phone: 863-467-8252


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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




iA mYORETAI
"Your Complete Rental Center"
523 N. Hwy. 98
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-2239
www.sebring.net/taylor
trental@earthlink.net



MieliwdanEawk
has moved to
Dorothy's Hair Studio
422 N.W. 3rd St.
Phone # as of Jan. 17th
.467-1107
Now
697-2904




Stone Tile Marble Granite
JANET LEWIS
"I.will come to your location."
(863) 357-1599
email: stonetileandmore@aol.com
Okee-Lic. #2019


Is [el Ilma :4 =I.an I



For All Your
Interior &
Exterior Needs...
Call Thomas & Susan
863-697-6540
863-697-6539


U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127



Hy Dee's
SGarden Shop
At The Junction
Of 70E& 710
2768 Hwy. 710
863-467-7347
Citrus Shrubs Trees
V", Palms Annuals





100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


PRESSURE
KLEEN
Commercial Residential
SENIOR CITIZEN
10% DISCOUNT
to Homes with New Roofs
FREE ESTIMATES
357-2281
OR 634-31 70


ALLIANCE
SATCOM
There's never been a better time to
switch to DISH Network with over
60 Great Channels.
Get Satellite TV for the whole
house starting at $31.99 per mo.
8840 Hwy. 78 W
d Sl Okeechobee
Ew OK 863-467-1120


& Karns Tractor
AN 'Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields &,Subdivision Lots
SFill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


ADVERTISE YQUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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








204 S.E.10th Ave.
Okeechobee

763-3417

PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS -MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.

114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX.SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012


I II a -

Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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





Voole 's Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
'We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net




We Buy LIVE Blue
Crabs, Tilapla and
Soft Shell Turtle
GREAT PRICE!!
Call:
954-868-8901
or 561-718-5900


I'UA N CI
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com

GALLEY MAID MARINE PRODUCTS, INC.



Complete Machine Shop
SComplete Sheet Metal Shop
SAll Computerized
You Design or We Design
One Piece or Hundreds of Pieces
60110th St. NE Okeechobee
(863) 467-6070
Ron Tumoszwicz PE.
Vice President Engineering


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



iCHOL
PLUMBING
Residential or New
Construction Plumbing
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-6461
Fax: (863) 763-3231








Hour: SaiL Thurs. 11a.io.t 10pl PL
I L & Sat. 11aLm.to 11EUm.
Rt. 441S. of Downtown Okebchobee
(863) 763-2800



BILL'S
SHOE REPAIR
763-1187
OPEN:
Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
3268 Hwy. 441 South
(in new Winn Dixie Plaza)


CRYSTAL
V, CLEAR
Water. Conditioning
467-4955
1104 NW Park St Okeechobee
24 Hour Service
Softeners, Reverse Osmosis, Pressure
Tanks, Pumps Aerators, Carbon Filters,
Green Sand Filter, Sulfur Guard, Pool
Treatment & Pool Supplies, Service Pools
Licensed & Insured


Sod Landscaping
Wells Fountains
Monthly Maintenance
Residential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobee, FL
Doug McDonald, Owner
Lic. 2099 LLC


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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


CR1CKER TRRIL



GUn fa .Pf W SHOP
100 SE 8th Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140



Lay's
><3: Plumbing
Residential
New Construction
Repairs
(863) 467-7729
Bobby & Amanda Lay
Licensed & Insured
#RF 1 1067201


1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


MIKE EDWARDS
STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
SAffordable Prices
No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
SA763-5582
4,,(863)
34-6115


Building A Better Home
Starts with "State Of The
Art" Well Drilling using
Superior Water
Works, Inc.
Call Today
863-763-2636
FREE Estimates


*-. Serving Okeecholee &
Surroiidilg Counties
Lawn Care Tree Trimming
Sprinkler System Repair
(863) 634-4221
Nextel: 161 *35"* 15511
Robbie Ower, Owner


Okeechobee's Only Full Service
Custom Motorcycle Shop...
STYLE STUDIO, nc.

Custon Palntinglfrhm "MILD to WILD"
1600 Hwy. 70 East
863-357-5944
Toll Free: 877-226-1197


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

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



ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

ONLY $10.00 PER WEEK

CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net

I =TeIe) ;d I [e


Brahman

Theatres III

For Info
Call

763-7202




K0holesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30. .M. 12:00P.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


"When you need a service, call a professional!"

Only $10.00 per week, per block.
Call 863-763-3134 or email us at
okecompo@strato.net to place your ad!


0 mil. an ki Im 4








8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23,2005


Courtesy photos
Gordon and Dolores Treece on their Dec. 23,1954, wedding day.
Gordon and sary at the Red Lobster in Fort


Dolores Treece
Gordon and Dolores Treece
celebrated their 50th anniver-


Thomas and Amanda Cannon
Amanda Carter and
Thomas Cannon, Jr.
Amanda M. Carter, daughter
of Alan and Cassandra McPeak


Pierce with family and friends.
They were married in Tifton,
Ga., on Dec. 23, 1954. They lived
in Fort Lauderdale all their mar-
ried life, where Gordon retired


of Okeechobee, and Thomas G.
Cannon, Jr., son of Tom and
Linda Cannon of Okeechobee,
were united in marriage on Nov.
27, 2004, during a double-ring
ceremony officiated by Reverend
Kevin McGushion.
The wedding took place at
the bride's grandfather's home
in Okeechobee.
The bride, given in marriage
by her father, wore a strapless,
two-piece white floor-length
gown. The sleeveless bodice
was adorned with silver accents
and white beads. She wore a fin-
gertip, white veil with a tiara of
silver flowers and silver accents.
The bride carried a cascading
bouquet of wild blue and white
flowers created by her mother.
They exchanged their vows .
under-a gold arch decorated
with white tulle and blue flow-
ers.
The matron of honor was
Jaymi Hannah of Okeechobee.


Gordon and Dolores Treece celebrating their 50th wedding


anniversary.
from Amoco Oil Company after
38 years and then moved to
Okeechobee in 1999.
The couple's children are
Albert Pete of Okeechobee, the
late Richard G., Jr., the late


The bridesmaids were Felicia
White of Morgantown, Ky., and
Tasha McPeak of Okeechobee.
The best man was Carl Shrout
of Okeechobee. The grooms-
men were Stuart Nash of Port St.
Lucie and Randy Elerrby of
Okeechobee.
The flower girl was Alexis
White, the daughter of Felicia
and Adam White of Morgan-
town, Ky.
The ring bearer was Skylar
Casian, son of Chris and Tonia
Casian of Okeechobee.
After the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held at the bride's
aunt's home.
After a honeymoon trip to
Tampa the couple is at home in
Okeechobee.
Cassandra Boswell
and Glenn Lamb
Cassandra Boswell and Glenn
Lamb were joined in marriage


David Glenn, and Jeffrey Mark
with his wife Karen of Okee-
chobee.
They also have three grand-
sons and two granddaughters.


on Feb. 8, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Ruby and Simon Boswell of
Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of
Archie and Betsi Lamb of Okee-
chobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Glenn Lamb's house in
Okeechobee, and officiated by
Clif Betts.
The bride was given away by
Simon and Ruby Boswell.
The couple will reside in
Okeechobee.


Anniversary


Engagement


an operator with Lane Construc-
tion.
The wedding is planned for
March 19, 2005, and will be held
at the First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee and officiated by
Sam Vuleta.
The bride will be given' away
by her father.
The church will be decorated
by Syble's Flowers. The bride's
dress will be a long white dress
with a short veil, with a beaded
head piece.
The maid of honor will be
Tammy Adams and the brides-


maid will be Tiffany Gillian, both
of Avon Park.
The best man will be Jason
Jolly of Okeechobee and the
groomsman will be Ricky Green
of Vermont.
The flower girl will be Taylor
Amadon of Okeechobee, the
daughter of Ricky .and Sandy
Amadon. The ring bearer will be
Josh Amadon of Okeechobee,
the son of Ricky and Sandy
Amadon.
After a honeymoon in Hawaii
the couple will reside in Lake-
land.


Christy Harris and
Christopher Phillips
Christy Harris and
Christopher Phillips
Jim Harris and C.J. and Tim
Waring of Okeechobee, are
proud to- announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Christy
Harris to Christopher Phillips of
Okeechobee.
The bride to be is a student at.
Tamp a University,
The prospective groom is the
son of Rick and Sandy Amadon of
Okeechobee. He is employed as


SHEET MOF IN C
& SHEET METAL, INC.


All Types
of Roofing

*3 Tab
Tile
Metal
*Dimensional
Modified
Duro Last


FREE. Estimates on Site Florida Licensed & In.;j
We work with all insurance companies ,
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
705 N.E. 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972

863-467-4182
Daytona: 407-859-1865 Orlando: 407-859-1865
www.chaseroofing.com
FL State LIC #CCC057802


Chain




ownership?


Yes, this newspaper is part of a
"chain." But this "chain" is
unlike any other.

We are owned by a journalistic
trust. All after-tax profits are
invested in our mission. of
community service through
good local journalism.

Staffing is local, and we seek
out people who care about the
community and want to stay
here.


()kc~diobm News:!





Okechobee.News


Ok"Cectobee NewS


Okeechobee News





OkeecbflbeeNw

(Akt-chobve News-






CCA loses contract


How are we doing?


Let us know by mailing feed-
back@newszap.com or call
your editor.


Okeechobee News


Community Service Through Journalism


Community Events

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.
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




Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New -patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.

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


Weddings


-Ir


Full Service Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies & Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St. 863.467.8899
heritage309@earthlink.net


Ofeecho6ee .Mortgage
Your hometown 'Mortgage Company
100% Financing Debt Consolidation
First Time Homebuyers Self Employed? OK! No
New Construction Income Verification
Good & Bruised Credit Mobile Homes to 95%

401-SW 2nd St. (863) 763-8030


LIFESTYLES


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23,2005


ir rpid






SPORTS 9


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Lady Brahmans start season with 13-1 win Sports Brief


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Jaguars from Port St.
Lucie came to town to meet the
Lady Brahmans Friday evening in
the Brahman season opener and
were sent back to Port St. Lucie
with a 13-1 loss. The Lady Brah-
mans started the evening off well
and led 2-0 at the end of the first
inning with a slap by Kelley Smiley
and a drag bunt by D'Anna Osceo-
la. Christie Williams ground out but


brought home an RBI.
In the second inning Lady Brah-
man Pam Arnold scored off a base
hit to put the Lady Brahmans up 3-
0.
Alicia Claxton opened for the
Lady Brahmans in the third with a
double. Kristy McCullough singled,
bringing Audra Hales to the plate.
Hales double brought in two RBIs.
At the end of the third inning, the
Lady Brahmans led 7-0.
The Lady Brahmans continued


to pound the Lady Jaguars with
another six runs in the fourth
inning. They went on to win 13-1.
There were 12 hits, two doubles
and 15 stolen bases for the Lady
Brahmans in this first regulation
game of the season.
"They are working as a team
this year," stated head coach Kim
Hargraves. "They have come out
inspired. Every girl on the varsity
team has played year-round. This
truly shows commitment to the


sport."
The Lady Brahmans junior varsi-
ty and varsity teams will host the
ladies from West Boca High School
on Feb. 24 at Lady Brahman Field.
The j.v. game begins at 5 p.m., with
the varsity taking the field at 7 p.m.
The Lady Brahman freshman
team will see action on Feb. 23
against the Lady Panthers from
Westwood High School. The game
will be played at Lady Brahman
Field beginning at 5 p.m.


Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tour-
nament on May 28. The official
trail will begin on May 29. The
dates for the rest of the trail are
June 26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11


and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on
the day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
1020.


Headturners3.com announces $65,000 prize

S,- By Lorna Jablonski Pat Malone of
Okeechobee News Headturners3.com. "We are
thrilled to have Vero U.S. 1 Nis-
Pat Malone of san come aboard and join our
Headturners3.com has team. This will be our third Big
announced that the "Big Dawg Dawg Open and with a grand
Open III" bass tourney will take prize like this we hope to pull
place on July 2, 3 and 4 in con- fishermen into the community
junction with the 4th of July cele- from all over the state."
bration planned for Okee-Tantie Headturners3.com also has
S, Park and Marina. tournaments on Lake Okee-
The grand prize for this tour- chobee on March 12-13, April 9-
.. nament will be a 2005 Nissan 10, May 14-15 and June 4-5, lead-
': Titan truck provided by Vero U.S. ing up to the "Big Dawg Open
1 Nissan of Vero Beach, a 20 ft. III" on July 2-4. All tournaments
Sbass boat and a 200 HP motor. are held at Okee-Tantie Marina.
:.The estimated value of this grand For more information on any
S, prize is $65,000. of these tournaments, visit their
S." A' "We are proud to announce web site at
S/ that Vero U.S. I Nissan of Vero www.headturners3.com.
S i.a p Lo JLL Beach has come on as a major Anglers may also sign up for any
Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski sponsor of our Big Dawg Open. of the Headturners tournaments
Margaret Helton of Garrard's Tackle Shop (left) and Pat Mal- This is a guaranteed grand prize at Garrard's Tackle Shop up to 5
one of Headturners3.com (right) look over the grand prize no matter how many anglers p.m. on the night before the indi-
information for the "Big Dawg Open III" bass tourney, enter the tournament," stated vidual tourney.


O.H.S. tennis team spring schedule announced


The Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.)" boys' and girls' tennis
teams have announced their
spring schedule. All home match-
es will be held at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
Feb. 17: Brahmans vs. Vero
Beach (home) 3 p.m.
Feb. 22: Brahmans vs. Ft.
Pierce Westwood (home) 3:30
p.m.
Feb. 23: Brahmans at John
Carroll H.S. (at Lawnwood) -
3:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Brahmans vs. Ft.
Pierce Central (home) -3:30 p.m.


Feb. 10
-J U dain Un1 d.ri Mr ..<,nic,: L :.d
#2.:'7 Pistcns to Big LWI..r RP..t-
ing.Wizards 10.
12 and Under: Wal-Mart Hor-
nets 46 Spring Garden Chinese
Rest. Nets 24.
14 and Under: Bronco & Mar-
vin Sonics 46 Lefebvre Accident
Team Hawks 39.


The Chobee Starz cheerlead-
ing squad competed in the "Mid-
state Madness" championship
qualifier in Orlando on Jan. 29.
With 22 teams from all over the
state of Florida competing, the
Chobee Starz cheered their way
to a second place finish.
"That was our first competi-
tion, and we were very proud of
the girls," stated coach Carla
Hearld. "They worked very hard
and it paid off."
The Starz then traveled to
Miami on Feb. 12, to compete at
the "Miami Meltdown" champi-
onships. This time there were
more than 30 teams competing,
and the Starz came away with a
first place win.
With the points earned from
the first two events, the Chobee
Starz earned their way to the Flori-
da State Fair competition at the
Amphitheater in Tampa that took
place on Feb. 19.


Mar. 1: Brahmans vs. Port St.
Lucie (home) -3:30 p.m.
Mar. 2: Brahmans vs. Sebast-
ian River (home) 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 3: Brahmans at Clewiston
(away) 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 8: Brahmans at Ft. Pierce
Central (at Lawnwood) 3:30
p.m.
Mar. 10: Brahmans at Ft. Pierce
Westwood (at Lawnwood) 3:30
p.m.
Mar. 14: Brahmans vs. Lake
Placid (home) 4 p.m.
Mar. 15: Brahmans vs. Lincoln
Park (home) -3:30 p.m.


Feb. 12
S0.and Under: M'.-.nic Lod.4,
*237 Pistons 27 Crnn.r '':nIi i
PF'. Sii:,pur. 16. "
Quality Tee's Suns 27 Big
Lake Gazette Heat 25.
12 and Under: Wal-Mart Hornets
34- Vinyl Signs & Images Lakers 31.
MBF Screens Bulls 43 Bruce
Homer Nationwide Ins. Magic 21.
14 and Under: Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavricks 46 Lefebvre


Mar. 17: Brahmans at Martin
County (away) -3:30 p.m.
Mar. 22: Brahman girls at Cen-
tennial (away at school) 3 p.m.
Mar. 22: Brahman boys at Cen-
tennial (away at Whispering
Pines) 3 p.m.
Mar. 23: Brahmans vs. South
Fork (home) 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 5: Brahmans at Port St.
Lucie (away) 3:00 p.m.
Apr. 7: Brahmans vs. Jensen
Beach (home) 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 11: Brahmans vs. Clewis-
ton (home) 4 p.m.
Apr. 12: Brahmans vs. TBD


Accident Team Hawks 34.
Feb. 15 ,
10 and IlUnder Big L3ake
Gazette Heat 38 Connemara
Ponies Spurs 8.
12 and Under: Vinyl Signs &
Images Lakers 34 MBF Screens
Bulls 32.
14 and Under: Bronco & Mar-
vin Sonics 47 Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavricks 32.


Courtesy photo
The Chobee Starz traveling competitive cheerleading squad
recently competed in several competitions in Orlando and
Miami. The team took time to pose for a team picture while
competing in Miami on Feb. 12. Team members are (bottom
row, left to right) Kylie Shirley, Kayla Hearld, Kimberly Her-
nandez and Autumn Wofford; (middle row, left to right) Erica
Frederick, Lauren Halliday, Joe Snowball, Stacey Elmore and
Bryttany Simonton; (back row, left to right) Nikki Delcamp
and Marissa Hearld. They are coached by Carla Hearld (not
pictured).


(home)
Apr. 18: District Tournament
To Be Determined
Apr. 19: District Tournament
To Be Determined
Apr. 22: Regional Tournament
To Be Determined
Coaches: Daryl Roehm and
Dave Ellis.
Athletic Director: Mike Rade-
baugh


' Early Birds!
Get $6.00 OFF any tee time
booked before 8:00 a.m.
Must call up to 2 days
ahead for a tee time.
Mention you are a Early Bird.
Cannot be used with any other special rates. Epir.I u02-26-os
-' 1,. H.l Par COh-,ria pionirthip Cour-
PGA Golf Pro Len G,'anfortone
"0-INN6, Call: (863) 763-6228
%' Enjoy a beverage after your
,O -R round... On us! Present this ad in our
Restaurant along with your day guest receipt
405 N.E. 131 Lane i ncludle sofi dnnkhB and aomes... beer orn'ly I
Okeechobee, Florida E.pires 2-22-05
L 4", ..' www.okeechobeegolf.com., -


*. ., ) .'",

Board Cerfled
by the
American Board
ofDermatoogy


Stuart
772-221-3:
448 SE Osceol'


See a Board Cerifie Drmtoogst...EvryTie


Water's Edge Dermatology

is pleased to announce











Anita MNandal, NI.D.
Board certified in Facial Plastic
& Reconstructive Surgery
has joined our practice.

Dr. lNandal specializes in cosmetic surgery\
of the face, eyelids and nose. She will see patients
in the Palm Beach Gardens office.







Palm Beach Gardens Office
600 Village Square C(rossing
Call 561-694-9493 for an appointment
In Okeechobee, call 863-467-6767


mrretric Sociey
frMoh Suger


ro Beach
778-7782
23 37th PI.


County Parks & Rec. Basketball Results


Cheerleaders going to championships


Treasure Coast Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery
Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,
and announce the opening of their new office:
Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to
Fort Pierce St. Lucie West Ver
330 772-464-6464 772-878-3376 772-
a St. 1801 South 23rd St. 1100 St. Lucie West Blvd. 9:
Medicare, Humanao Employers Mutual accepted


s e 4w44e Ozeeecodee Siee am 1 / -?






* LICENSED & INSURED RC #0044193


I:FREE ESTIMATES





OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA






10 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
and proceeds will go towards
local art scholarships. For infor-
mation, call Kelly Raulerson at
357-1199.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804, for
more information and an appli-
cation. Just two hours of your
time each week will make a dif-
-ference in the lives of these chil-
dren.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi-
viduals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1-800-403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For more information call (863)
467-3085.
EYDCisin
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter


juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in .making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing ayouth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.


40 0
qmm


-y- -- WI


c C 4 '


t d


* i


L
0 *


40 __


0 4


Abe 0bwe


- -


-m


*0




mo 11 r -0)


1 0F


~- eN&p L.


S ...0amommowqtw q -
___ __ 000


p


* ~ .0
eD .?Ib~
u ~ Em


too Low Moda

4bftw 4w
0 -40M *e 04


m .


0me as R


0 moo- S 00 0'


e *d., o


Oe


0~ -




* ~ S


0 404m f &41


0 OW4 0 4


* 1


4 4


U)




-2j


\~Iflior


' lrlfri 11l1


ftilur I"%4


e 40 4


1I


-


AM ?


% T


O 4


sm 4b "a
0.400 0 4


- MAD


a m


0 asum- 4w5-me


0 410m as *1sm 4


- -


40


6r.ji







11


flhmnnghnhpp News.Werlnesdav.Fehriiarv 23. 2005


Slass if ieds


I.,.


1 .877-3532424 I..ABSOLUFEL'
fo nvnpr -,,,, items for c- isal n er $2.500


Announcements Merchandise Mobile Homes i

Ull-lW ii t I


Employment Agriculture

K"I ial,,ma-slf


IIIlj 1


Financial Rentals Automobiles





Services Real Estate PublicNotices

Eiii a I .1 I I I* BI I al


Announcements


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to'
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 1415
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


17 CABINS NEAR PIGEON
FORGE, TN, selling at Auc-
tion March 12,10:30 a.m.
Guaranteed financing
available with 25% down.
Furrow Auction Co.
(800)4FURROW;
www.furrow.com. TN Lic
#62.

ABSOLUTE AUCTION!
Lakefront Real Estate 237
NE Lakeview Dr, Sebring,
FL 11AM, Sat Mar 12. 2
spacious homes 2 lake-
front homesites Directly
on Lake Jackson. Call for
details: (800)257-4161
Higgenbotham Auction-
eers
www.higgenbotham.com
'ME Higgenbotham, CAI FL
Lic #AU305/AB158.


LIPSCOMB AUCTIONS
Real Estate and Equipment
Auction, 10 acre Salvage
yard, 10 miles south of
Yeehaw Junction on 441,
Sat. Feb 26th @ 10AM,
(561)659-2025, Cash or
*Cashiers Check, Owner Fi-
nancing with approval on
Real Estate, Lic#AB1111
and Lic#AU1429.

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


CAT: Brown Tabby, M, Neu-
tered. Vic. of Golden Cor-
ral/SW 4th Ave, on 2/21.
Reward. (863)357-2784


1--^- *- --- M


LAKEFRONT REAL ESTATE





237 NE Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL
Directly on the Shores of Lake Jaokson!


*Parcell: 6,47tst 2.StoryHome
Professional Office Use Possible
*Parcelf2; : 9ftsfLakeforntHome
* Parcel 3: 39tac Lakeront Tract
* Parcel 4: .42acLa*erront Tract
*City UtilitiesAvailable
*Zoned R-3.Residential


IVI pu,11 rI Iu I lM l ii c l I1,#1 IVI Ulv u i .

More Papers Mean More Readers!

Reach more readers when you run
your ad in several papers in
our newspaper network'
.M. .Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center
Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines. approximately 23 characters per line) ;
S Must include only one item and its price ./
(remember it must be S2.500 or less)
Call us'Problem!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


Seial oic


I- Spca oi -


I. Spca Noi


ISpeia oic


Employment
Full Time 20


La~. ~*'~~r 4poem9


Offered in 4 pareefs undas
,,lat eliN Buyoneperel
or the' whole estufle.l
Tbevold absuolute to the last and
Iiighonf bidder, regurdlese filrnee!


%UMOlN nt% 55 BE WMDON Sre II l' -crw.tio lfit IdFItVH, el.10
II 01, S.%WSjD.tj, Mi.nus IZTH I u-jP1. l1inmdat,. Strch 3rd


YYARD]
SSALE




Place Your

YARD SALE

ad today!

Get FREE

signs and

inventory sheets!


Call Classifieds

877-353-2424


LOST: 2/7, male Pekingese,
tan & white, neutered, vic.
Oak Park, "Chucky".
(863)467-8691

MALE CATAHOLUA
bik/white/grey w/blue
eyes in Viking Prairie
S(863)763-3631

MINIATURE PINSCHER
male black & tan please
call (863)763-5810 be-
hind rodeo grounds.

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


READING A NEWSPAPER..,


FREE DUCKS (6) 5-MALES
1-FEMALE Please call af-
ter 4pm. & before 9pm
(863)763-6202
MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free! You haul.
Call (772)464-1892
or (772)332-1058.
OLD SCHOOL BUS- no
seats, good for storage,
you must tow away,
(239)369-8632.
PUPPIES- 2 mix breed, 8
weeks old, to good home
only, (863)634-4669

ROTTWEILER/LAB MIXED
F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
shot/wormed, To Good
Home! 863-763-8892.

TOY SIZE DOGS 2, Free For
adoption to a Senior in a
Seniors Home Only! Call
(863)983-6537.


TURTLE COVE RV PARK
Fri., Feb. 25th, 8a-?,
10 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(behind the Moose Lodge).
Main Sale In Club House,
additional sales around
the neighborhood.
Something for everyone!


a
a)
* -





-Os
* O)


b *0
u **

t 0 0


U)





0a.



pIL











;~E
E


he


* S
.6
* 0

m -


* *
* *
* S


S S


upe
so0
so


so
soe
soe


~~0 -


Emplymen


* *


* 0


* S


* *
0

* *
* *


OlTe205- i


IOkeechobee Newsi
I Leg I g i aM() ., I g I.l


The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
hT, Dail, Okeh hNb mN ssAnE 1 Oual opMrtunity Emploqer


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


Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join-r our staff.





Positions Currently Available Include:
WVldirig i Fabricator Water WV'ell Dnller
lob hocp Helper Pump.it3ter Trtanrint Tech
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum.
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


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


.. 9
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. 349.74.
An Equal Opportunity
Employer
Drug Free Work Place.





EPEiRIICMDIFUi Tim2 YR, Ow TIMB

CDA a plus and a flexible part time

employee in theafte00oons.

351-1400 ask for Heaerl



Food Service Associate/Cook
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience.
Exp. as a fast order cook pref., positive
customer service attitude, High School
diploma or GED, Flexible working hours.
Salary:'$9/hour based on exp. Fuel &,
food allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401K).
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477



Sales Associate
Gas/Convenience Store, P/T & F/T
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience,
positive customer service attitude.
High School diploma or GED, flexible
working hours. Salary: $8+ staring based
on experience. Fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits (Medical,
dental, 401k) Fax resume to:
954-967-3477

Loing fo e aer GetOprul


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


0..3W


Mff -S


* *
* *


URCrIt;iiuuuu lluwb, vvuuiiuouayl I UUI UUI Y vj Vwv
-...Eooqolmm-


L


m


Garage
Yard Sale 1451


Garage
Yard Sale 1451


* *


-I


I


*


Q


.








12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


I- Spca Noi


I- Spca Noi


WEDNESDAY PRIME TIME FEBRUARY 23, 2005
6:00, 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

a WPTV News cc NBC Extra (s) Entertain Crossing Jordan (s) The West Wing (s) Law & Order (s) (cc) News (cc) Tonight
WPEC News (cc) INews Friends Holly- 60 Minutes King Yes, Dear CSI: NY "Hush" (s) News (cc) Late
a) WTCE Praise the Lord (cc) Billy Graham Classic Behind |Lindsey Authority Van Impe Praise the Lord (cc)
SWPBF News ABC Fortune Jeopardy Lost (N) (s) (cc) Alias "Echoes" (N) (s) Wife Swap (s) (cc) News Nightline
@ WFLX Simp- Simp- Seinfeld Raymond 70s Show |Simple American Idol (cc) News Raymond Seinfeld
) WTVX King King 70s Show 70s Show Road-Stardom Kevin Hill (N) (s) (cc) Smallville "Sacred" Friends Will
a WXEL News-Lehrer Florida Barbecue Road- Frontiers Movie: *** Dirty War (2004) Premiere. Charlie Rose (s) (cc)

AMC (5:30) Movie: An Officer and a Gentleman Movie: **/2 Footloose (1984) (cc) Movie: *** Death Becomes Her (1992)
ANIM Crocodile Hunter The Most Extreme Animal Face-Off (cc) Jeff Corwin Animal Cops Animal Face-Off (cc)
A&E City Confidential (cc) American Justice Amer. Justice The Real Story (cc) Airline jAirline Crossing Jordan (s)
BET 106 & Park: BET's To3 10 Live JMusic The Jacksons: An American Dream Club Comic View News IMusic
CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight Cooper 360 Paula Zahn Now (cc) Larry King Live (cc) NewsNight-Br. Lou Dobbs Tonight
CRT NYPD Blue (s) (cc) Cops (s) |Cops (s) The Investigators Forensic IPsychic Power-Justice Safety Challenge
DISC Monster Garage (cc) American Chopper Life of Grime MythBusters (N) (cc) It Takes a Thief (N) Life of Grime
DISN Lizzie ISister So Raven So Raven Movie: Zenon: Z3 (2004) (Kirsten Storms) Sister |Even So Raven So Raven
E! Dirty Dancing: THS E! News Style Star Ben & Matt: The E! True Hollywood Story The Entertainer Stern Stern
ESP2 Billiards New York. College Basketball College Basketball: BC at Villanova Game- Basket-
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) College Basketball: Duke at Georgia Tech. NBA Basketball: Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs. SportsCtr
EWTN Maithew ITell Daily Mass EWTN Live (Live) Religious |Rosary St Peter Dr Hahn Pius XII. Bene-
FAM 7th Heaven (s) (cc) Smallville "Kinetic" Movie: ** Baby's Day Out (1994) Whose? Whose? The 700 Club (cc)
HGTV Weekend ILand- Curb lHouse Renovatn lWeekend Home ILand- Curb Curb Design |House
HIST Wild West Tech (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) Full Throttle (cc),
LIFE Golden Golden Movie: */2 'A Piece of My Heart (2004) (cc) Movie: */2 Silk Hope 1999) (cc) Nanny Golden
NICK U-Pick(s) Rugrats Neutron IOddpar- Sponge |Unfab Full Hse. 'Full Hse. Fresh Pr. jCosby Rose- Murphy
SCI Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Movie: 1/The Second Arrival (1998) (cc) The 4400 (s) (cc) Movie: Alien Cargo
TI T 'r Seinield ISeinfeld Raymond |Raymond Raymond |Raymond Seinfeld ISeinfeld |Sex & |Sex & Girl, Interrupted (cc)
TCM '.",vie: ***1/2 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Movie: **** Ben-Hur (1959) Friends become bitter enemies during the time of Christ.
TLC Glean Sweep (cc) In a Fix (cc) Moving Up In a Fix "Access This" While You Were Out Moving Up
SPIKE Police Videos CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn The Hoop Life (s) MXC (s) IMXC (s) MXC (s) IMXC (s)
TNT Charmed (s) (cc) Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s) Movie: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995),
UNI Viviana INoticiero La Mujer de Madera Rubi Amor Real Don Francisco Impacto Noticiero
USA Movie: ***/2 Get Shorty (1995) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU
ni aTime @]) (s)0(c)
HBO (5:30) Movie^ Movie: *** Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (cc) Carnivale (s) (cc) Un- Real Time(s)(cc) AlienRes
SHOW Movie | Movie: ** Bulletproof Monk (2003)'PG-13' |Movie: 2 They (2002)'PG-13' The L Word (iTV) (s) According-Spen
TMC Movie: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)'R' IMovie:** Agent Cody Banks Movie:*** The Italian Job (2003)'PG-13' Sex.


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:










SO CALL TODAY!


IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information
F ELECTRICIANS
BRADFORD ELECTRIC
Is looking for experienced apprentice
& license electricians for local work
long term employment benefits,
top pay. Call (561)433-4994 or
fax resume 433-5194
DRWP

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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.


Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50,yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F)' Companion.
'(863)801-3031.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fleds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


CENTRAL FLORIDA'S
BEAD, JEWELRY AND
ART EXTRAVAGANZA
Find beads, jewelry, art,
and classes. March 5th
and 6th. Volusia County
Fairgrounds, Exit 114 off
of 1-4. www.beadsl.com/
deland or call (866)667-
3232 also see us in Ft.
Lauderdale Marriott Hotel
North Andrews Avenue on
March 11th, 12th, and
13th. $4.00 $1.00 off
with ad.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
* classad@newszap.com
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
everyday.


Employment



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



$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS $50 CASH
HIRING BONUS GUARAN-
TEED IN WRITING
(888)318-1638 Ext 107
www.USMailingGroup.co-
m.

Accepting Applications
for Cooks. Apply at:
PIZZA HEAVEN,
208 S. Parrot Ave. after 2p

A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer -
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391

Batch Panel Operator -
Needed at Feed Mill,
Benefits Available Equal
Opportunity Employer,
SApply at Syfrett Feed
Company 3079 NW 8th
Street Okeechobee
(863)763-5586

BTC BUILDERS Now hiring a
Secretary/Receptionist.
Must have computer skills
benefits avail.
Fax resume to
863-467-3630




BUILDING BLOCKS
Seeking: Experienced
Teachers & Bus driver (CDL
req.) Great working envi-
ronment. 863-467-5000


CARPENTERS,
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& LABORS: Needed in Port
St. Lucie. 772-201-9621

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

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


COOKS & SERVERS
ALL Shifts.
Apply in person
after 10 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.

DELIVER TRAVEL TRAIL-
ERS FOR PAY! Thousands
of 30 ft travel trailers origi-
nating from Florida cities.
We need pickup truck
owners to deliver.
www.horizontransport.co-
m.

Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
SEmployer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).

DRIVERS
(Must be 21);
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.

Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed'Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-Ati,
MW Regional, O/0~s -No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel ,(866)250-

Driver/Thrower
Clean CDL Cis 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.

Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital In
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.


Full Time Office position,
good phone skills, interof-
fice sales, general office
procedures, benefits,. va-
cation, sick & health insu-
rance. Apply in person,
2762 NW 4th St., 8am-
3pm.

Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV863-467-0131
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.
FWP

Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
experience.
EOE/DFWP. Apply at
Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
(863)763-3143


Employment


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 NW. 4" St.

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

Receptionist, F/T, pleasant
telephone manner, w/
Excel & Word exp. DFWP,
Fax res. 863-763-6337

ROAD CONTRACTOR
Seeking Proj. Manager/
Prol. 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.

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

STAFF
ACCOUNTANT
Responsible for fixed
assets, A/P, G.L.
posting and
reconciliations.
Understanding of
accruals, prepaids and
depreciation required.
Financial service
industry exp. a plus.
Min. 2 yrs. college or
equivalent work exp.
DFW,EOE
.Please Respond To:
Classified Department
Dept #1388
P.O. Box 639
Okeechobee, FL
34973

START NOW! Paid Training
$12.50/hr + bonus! $25-
$41k yr! Portrait Fund-
raising for Volunteer Emer-
gency Services. Mgt Opt!
Loca Area! Auto Required!
(200)644-2822 Ext 137.


I- Spca Noi


Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekend evenings,
will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com



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.


Okeechobee News
A snBzAssAi


I- Spca oic ::


I- Spca Noi


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

TRANSPORTATION
SPECIALIST
East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project seeks Trans-
portation Specialist to ad-
minister services to 10
Florida centers ensuring
compliance w/Headstart
Transportation Stds & ap-
plicable govt. regulations.
Preferred : AA Degree in
Mgmt/Business field &
exp. w/Head Start trans-
portation Stds. & approp
state regs for transporta-
tion of pre-school children.
2 yrs exp. in fleet transport
mgmt, Class A CDL Lic
with P/S endorsements.
Current School Bus Driver,
Passenger Seat Techni-
cian, & DOT Medical Cer-
tificates required. Exten-
sive travel 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
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
ing Out Our Simple One
Page Brochure! Free Post-
age, Supplies! Awesome
Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
MATION, CALL NOW!!
800)242-0363 Ext.
800..

WANTED MATURED
WOMAN To live in & be a
companion to a 90 yr old
woman. Free room &
board + salary.
(863)763-5330.
WANTED: PAID PARTICI-
PANTS EARN $400-
$1150/WEEK. GUARAN-
TEED! Medical research
studies on new products.
Our Fortune 500 clients.
No physical work involved.
Easy qualification. Start
Now. CALL NOW
(800)689-2076.




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



(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


Earn Extra Money
We are recruiting
individuals to deliver
phone books in
the following
communities:

Jupiter,
Fort Pierce,
Port St. Lucie
Jensen Beach
Okeechobee
Stuart,
Temporary Positions
Must have a valid
drivers license,
insured, dependable
auto and be 18
years of age or
older.
1-800-373-3280
Monday Friday
7:30am-5:3Opm CST
Yellow
Baok UISA
Equal
Opportunity Employer

EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TORS 5yrs. exper,
mln. 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)763-41'14


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




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
THOUSANDS OF BUSI-
NESSES For Sale By Own-
ers Nationwide. Preview
Business for free! Interest-
ed In Buying or Selling A
Business Call: GW Mer-
ger (877)217-8231 or
visit
www.QwmerQer.com.
Are you dissatisfied with
your present job and in-
come? Do you want to
have more freedom, time
and money? Success is
just a click away.
w An Incredible Opportunity.
FREE 20 minute evalua-
tion.
www.startuppower.com.
Save time and money -
SVisit Today!
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
sold!

-20 Vending Machines with
Custom Locations. $2995.
Call Toll Free (800)261-
9001.
#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.






FUNDS FOR YOU,
www.cwfundingservices.-
com. Cash advance for
pending lawsuits, struc-
tured payments, seller
held mortgage notes, we
purchase receivables.
More on website or call
Cindy (813)885-1501.



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




ACCIDENT VICTIM, IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.

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


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
Th1e 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.
Th,T Dail O reclhobee News s An, Equal Ontortlityl Employer


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
S800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech..
established 1977.




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



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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 & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc,560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 6401
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 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.


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


. 9


DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
58 inches wide, fits 33
inch TV, $50. (863)357-
3358
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Armoire w/storage $100
(863)697-6274 or
(863)357-1794
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083.

FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
863-983-8973
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
1


Okeechobee


News


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


I


a


BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

ONE CALL STANDS BE-
TWEEN YOUR BUSINESS
and millions of potential
customers. Place your ad-
vertisement in the FL Clas-
sified Advertising Network.
For $450 your ad will be
placed in over 150 papers.
Check out our 2x2 and 2x4
display network too! Call
this paper, or Heather
Mola, FL Statewide Net-
work .$Director at
(866)742-1373, or e-mail
hmola@flpress.com for
more information. (Out of
State placement is also
available.) Visit us online
at www.florida-
classifieds.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



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
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
S863-610-8693.



LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
$40 (863)763-6131



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


WRANGLER JEANS
WomeOs 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


BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.
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
Broyhill Furniture Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231 -8360.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
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
$2500 (863)634-5732









The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 13


KING SIZE Temtur-pedic
matt & boxspnng $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

WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)61.0-0020.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.



Cleveland Tour Irons, 3
thru PW, Big Bertha driver
& Cleveland cart bag,
$250. (863)763-3724
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
o stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Lynk Predator
9 irons 2 woods Plus 2
custom woods Sand &
putter' $80 (772)461-
oo0n
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504



GUNS,RIFLES, RELOADING
EQUIPMENT- Post and
Pre WW II, Call for Info.
(561)629-3781.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75..
(239)292-1153.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

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


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


-I
PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



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 wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com






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.



CHAIR- for computer
never used, still in box
bluish/black, $35
(863)763-1997
PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 21V2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
a. aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
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.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.






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 Kohier Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
(863)447-0941

CHAIN FALL, YALE, V/ 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


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


CAMPER Used Ultra
Light Max. 20', Good
cond. $5000. or under
(863)634-3611.

PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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



LAWN MOWER, Dixon,
Zero Tum, 52 in cut, 18hp,
. runs good, new parts,
$1500. (863)697-2032
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.

LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.
PUSH MOWER 22" MTD
3.75 Briggs & Stratton $30
(863)763-6901


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


BASSWOOD, 2BR, 1BA,
New paint, carpet & appl.
$800 mo $5001 'rc Lawn
serv.incl (863)6'J7-3008.




Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441oN.,
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




YEARLY LEASE- $250 per
month + elec, Water front
RV lot for rent, Big 0 RV
Resort, dblwide concrete
pad, landscaped, Adult
park; pool, clubhouse, rec
all, lots of daily activities,
Park model or RV's wel-
come, $3000 yr + elec,
Call Ken (863)824-0421.



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
($163,000.)reduced to
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158




HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.

ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the word.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.




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




BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(8oo00)841-5868.

Shop here first!
The classified ads.


I Auomoilie ii


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

WE DO RENTALS! SOUTH-
ERN VERMONT'S RENTAL
CENTER. MOUNT SNOW,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT.
BY WEEK/WEEKEND/
MONTH OR SEASON! IN-
CLUDES RECREATIONAL/
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.
WE OFFER HILLSIDE
CONDOS, TOWN HOUS-
ES, CHALETS, (LARGE/
SMALL HOMES.) MOUN-
TAIN RESORT RENTALS,
P.O. BOX 1804, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.
NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x125.

N.C. WATERFRONT
$39,900. Coming soon on
All-sports Lake. Boat, fish
& swim. Will sell fast! Call
MLC to get on the priority
list today! (866)920-
5263.

N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(R9R49A7-nnfR1
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest orr
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more.' Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting, Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
,.treat/investment. New sur-
vey,; starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.

Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334-3253 x790
www.cherokeeval.ley.com.


FORECLOSED GOV7T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.



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


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


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



1BR/1BA Park Home on
Condo lot @ Blue Cy-
press. Nice late model w/
Ig. lot, pool, clubhouse,
olf and lake access.
39,990. (863)763-7623





90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
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.
Doublewide Mobile Home
for sale, 4BR/2BA on
leased lot, (863)763-
4645
DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 100x100
lot all for $58,0000 neg.
(863)357-2396


Recreation



Boats 3005
Cam pers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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
up to 8' wide $175
(863)824-0455
BOAT COVERS
Waterproof fits up to
22' boats $75
(863)824-0455
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
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

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Pontoon Starcraft Star-
fish,180,'03, w/trr, 40hp
Merc,low hrs., exc. cond.,
$10,900. (863)610-1674
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trir, 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/trir, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481
WATERPROOF BOAT Cover
fit up to 22' boats $75
(863)824-0455

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


I u i'o l ls 4005j


Don't Sweat It!
Even if you've had credit problems in the past,
the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good credit highway today!







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


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800)893-2552. Orlando-
800)654-8475.


Winnebago, '98, 35', 460"
Ford, slide out, exc. cond.,
39,600 mi., $37,000.
(804)898-1717 Lakeport.


Savanna '98 5th wheel
3 slides W&D exc.
cond. neg $25,000
(417)581-6849



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

Trailer 33', w/FI. rm. Fum.
w/washer & dryer
& freezer. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4r030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
'Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070





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


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


CHEVY 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
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classtl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
$550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.


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



CHEVY TAHOE '91 runs
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 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.




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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005DR102
Patsy Hernandez,
Petitioner
and
Geromamob B. Hernandez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Geromamob B. Hernandez
3042 SE 18th 6th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on Patsy Hemandez, whose ad-
dress is 3679 NW. 6th Ave.,
Okee., FL 34972 on or before
March 23,2005 and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 304
N.W. 236 St, Okee., FL 34972, be-
fore service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a. default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon requesL
You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
-,mi -- L ,"'P Piilir- ?1P Prr--du rp.
.'llr- i: i-I J lIU 'I ,i 1, *i'.l- i'
of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 2/16/2005
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Carol White
Deputy Clerk
555458 ON 2/23,3/29 16
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water ControO District will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, March9,
2005, at 9:00 AM. in the Adminis-
trationAnnex Building, Okeechobee
County Extension Office, Small
Conference Room, 458 Highway
98 N., Okeechobee, FL A copy of
the proposed agenda may be ob-
tained upon request from the un-
dersigned. If any person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for such purposes that
person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the
meeting must have their name and
topic placed on the agenda one
week before the date of the meet-
ing. All property owners within the
District are invited to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
S863) 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
53614 ON 2/23,27/05


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 CHEYENNE, '88-
V6, 4.3 liter, AC, auto,
runs good, $2500 firm.
(850)228-7773 Andy.

CHEVY S10 '92
good work truck
$1200
(863)357-1956

MAZDA P/U 1995
w/Truck Cap. Good
condition. $3,500.
863-357-3413


HAULMARK TRAILER '04
Enclosed 6'x10', Bam
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


WalkAmerica will benefit March of Dimes


You are asked to join com-
munity leaders, with their
friends and families in the March
19 WalkAmerica to benefit the
March of Dimes. .
Registration for the event will
begin at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler
Park, with the walk starting at
8:30 a.m.
WalkAmerica helps raise
funds to support the March of
Dimes. Thousands are expected
to walk with company teams or


as individuals and raise much
needed funds to save babies
from premature birth.
Thanks to decades of corpo-
rate and public support, the
March of Dimes has celebrated
many tremendous break-,
throughs including the Salk and
Sabin polio vaccines. But the
March of Dimes continues its
fight to save babies because
every day in America:
one-in-eight babies in the


U.S. are born prematurely;
411 babies will be born
with a birth defect that could kill
or disable them;
156 babies will be born so
small they fit in the palm of your
hand;
93 babies will be born with
hearts that don't work properly;
78 babies will die;


e millions of babies and chil-
dren won't have health insur-
ance; and,
the United States has a-
higher infant mortality rate than
25 other countries.
For information or to sign up
for WalkAmerica, call 1-800-
627-2410; or, go to walkameri-
ca.org.


To become more interesting, have
the newspaper delivered to your home. Call Reader Services at
1-877-353-2424 or email readerservices@newszap.com.


Okeechobee News


H Wholesale
* Commerical Paper
Products & Dispenser
* Restaurant Supplies
* Grocery Items Foam Plates
" Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
* Janitorial Supplies
" Juices & Drink Mixes


To kill your Mold

& Mildew use


LEMONOL


Delivery Available Public Welcome

1650 Hwy. 70 E. 357-0303





How Good



F 'y ASteppe'i



Find the best values --
and save time and
money --- by becoming
a regular reader of your
community newspaper.
You'll learn more about local products and services,
special sales and special offers.

To become a better shopper by having the newspaper
delivered to your home, call Reader Services at
1-877-353-2424 or e-mail readerservices@newszap.com.


Okeechobee News


To save time and money by having the news-
paper delivered to your home, call Reader
Services at 1-877-353-2424 or e-mail
readerservices@ new'szap.com.

If you're already a subscriber and have
questions or requests about your home e
delivery, call Reader Services at
1-877-353-2424 or email
readerservices@newszap.com,



Okeechobee News .







14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 23, 2005


\~3 I


Courtesy photo/Lake Okeechobee Airbdat Association
Airboaters meet
The Okeechobee Airboat Association had its regular
meeting at the home of Lori and Jimmy Johnson on Sun-
day, Feb. 13. Attending the meeting were: (front row, left
to right) Charlotte Daniels, Linda Hancock, Matty Spinel-
li, Lori Johnson, Jimmy Johnson and Lee Ford; (back
row, left to right) Pete Daniels, Buddy Hancock and Den-
nis Anderson. Not pictured is Philip Daniels. Items dis-
cussed included the club's participation in the Speckled
Perch Festival and in the West Palm Beach Sportsman's
Airboat and Swamp Buggy Show. New members are
always welcome. For information, call Dennis Anderson
at (863) 763-6069.


Community Events

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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.
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 avail-
able at the church office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.



KOA residents will


stage musical show


iA
I
I 1 Joe
t ^' /
1 iU


Courtesy photo/Robert Skinner


New officers
Installation of new officers for the Busy Vees was held
recently. The 2005 officers for the volunteer group were
installed by Dr. Edward Douglas. The installation was
held at the home of Betty Bartles on Feb. 2. Left to right
are Dr. Edward Douglas, Betty Bartle president, Elma
Hampton vice president and Shawnee Skinner treas-
urer and secretary.


Finally...A Roofing Company
You Can Trust!
U.S. Army Corps Approved Contractor
& GAF Approved Contrator
New Replacement Repair
Dimensional Shingles Flat Roofs
Metal Roofs Tile Roofs

GRACE
ROOFING COMPANY
2 Loator1,i To. r\ e Lake Okeechobee Commirranei


Okeec~hobee
231 Ruc-kv, Ddr- Road


Belle Glade
20C)1;lMin 51ret


~2r
~1



!L~1

Li'r
17
LI.


Ask For Daniel Curtis Lie. nCC C057998


Your LOCAL gateway

-to the Internet


.Local KOA residents are dig-
ging out sewing machines and
shining up dance shoes as they
prepare for another of their great
musical extravaganzas.
In the past the campground
snowbirds and residents have
brought the community such
favorites as- "Oklachobeen" and
"A Walk through Memory Lane".
This year's production is titled
"Singin' and Swingin' Thru the
Calendar."
Shows will be held in the KOA
Convention Center on Thursday
through Saturday, Feb. 24, 25 and
26. Performances will begin at 7
p.m. each evening.
As the name implies, each act,
or group of acts, will represent a
particular month of the year.
There will be soloists,,trios and a
chorus of over 30 members belt-
ing out familiar tunes you've
loved since you were a child..
The Happy Hoofers will be
tapping across the stage once
mote, and there are several come-
dy skits planned.
Members of the campground
watercolor class are painting
backdrops, and the local Red Hat
chapter, the Okeechobee Chicks,
will be performing.
Over 100 people from the U.S.,
Canada and the United Kingdom
spend their afternoons playing
piano, going over lines, strutting
with a top hat and doing the many
tasks that must be completed to




We make it easy
to stay up-to-date!
comUnity hom es
newszap.com
Click anytime for the latest


LOCUA.ADV TTI$1H
LOCALt )RA ZA lON$S
Featuring links to:
n AP wire
*Weather
a Obituaries
Health news
Stock quotes
Horoscopes
lnTV listings
Movie listings
Lottery results
Food & recipes
White Pages
Yellow Pages
& much morel

Newszap!
Online News & Information
newszap.com


make this production a fun
evening.
The first show, done in the
spring of 1995 was so successful,
the players were encouraged to
repeat their efforts two years later
in a brand new production.
Residents of.Okeechobee have
been wonderful in their support
of the. fledgling group trying to
raise money to give children with
cancer the opportunity to spend a
normal week at summer camp.
Since their initial performance,
the KOA performers, crew and
local supporters have raised over
$25,000 putting ,out a new pro-
duction every other year. They're
hoping this will be their finest yet.
Tickets are priced at $6 when
purchased in advance from the
KOA front office, located at 4276
U.S. 441 S., and $7 at the door on
the night of the performance.
Various churches throughout
town also have volunteers selling
tickets.
For information, call (863) 357-
0224.


a A* *



















$io,ooo minimum New money only
Ad AtI


MIDFLORIEV?
What A Bank Should Be
www.midflorida.com


Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE


. .. .. ...


^,- Aubumdale .
2146 U.S. HWY 92
Okeechobee ;ios S Paarort Ave.
,#:5' South Sebring 3866 U S 2,- 5 North Sebring 6to05 U.S. .
Wauchula 1490 `, 17N Lake Wales 237 S.R. 6o0 W.
t! Bartow 1oS E. Van Fleet Di ,' North Winte, Haven 2075 8th St. N.W.
South WinteJ Haven 55.. Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Haines City .jo, Old Polk City Rd.
Tower-Lakeland i2c0 S. KenluckyAve.
Central Lakeland 1551 Gary Road
Hollingsworth 3008 S. Florida Aye.
South Lakeland 6oo S. Florida Ave.
North Lakeland 1'9':' Wdlgevwc.d Estates Bld.
Poinciana 911 Towne Center Dr.


.,..~ ..,,,,,,1 Lu -M.. .
L~F.4V Lla' I 1id'"i* 5.5 ~ .1 tir**,i~ il, .. i.. ......T'idJ .jbd.&EtdI 0" d~u
.o.. S .Tii .'-n i.r.: .1n1.1.kj ,.rlIa tor.be mluo


WCU-A


qwp"",. --I..-