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Vol. 96 No. 56


Friday, February 25, 2005


504 Plus tax


Brief

Tax office to
close March 2
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office, 307
N.W. Fifth Ave., will close at
3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 2, for training.
The office will reopen
Thursday, March 3, at 8 a.m.

Inside

Alcohol sales
leads to arrests
Nine local people were
arrested for selling alcohol to
under age buyers during an
operation on Feb. 18 conduct-
ed by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and Okee-
chobee City Police Depart-
ment.
Those who were arrested
were each charged with sale of
alcohol to persons under the
age of 21, a misdemeanor.
Those arrested were Jen-
nifer Jankeysingh, 20; Jordan
Earnest, 19; Joni Lynn Davis,
26; Kitty Hall Akerstrom, 51;
Laurali Smith, 18; Pankaj
Dhillon, 30; and Heather Fulks,
22. Those arrested were all
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then released on
their own recognizance (ROR).
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Local anglers
place at tourney
The second leg of the Flori-
da division of the Guys & Dolls
Couples Tournament Trail took
place on Feb. 19, at Lake Istok-
poga. The weather was a little
chilly for Florida but warmed
up nicely with plenty of sun-
shine and good conditions.
Some parts of the lake were still
muddy from recent rains, but
fishing was excellent.
Thirty-two couples brought
87 bass weighing a total of 236
lbs. to the scale.
First place and big bass hon-
ors went to John and Wendy
Taylor of Palm Harbor with five
bass weighing in at 30.36 lbs.
Wendy's big bass tipped the
scales at 10.77 lbs. They caught
their limit fishing around the
island of Lake Istokpoga throw-
ing a June bug Sinko worm to
buggywhips.
John and Lori Kremer of
Sanford finished in second
place with five bass weighing
26.97 lbs. They caught their
bass out in the lake on a 4-inch
crawdad. ,
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 532
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.65 feet


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

Index

Classified . .9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events .. .4
Crossword . . .9
Opinion . . .4
Speak Out.......... 4
Sports . . . .7
TV . . . .10
Weather . . .2
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This dumpster on Peavine Trail is the only, dumpster in the Viking area. Waste Manage-
ment picks up the trash from this dumpster once a week, but, as shown in this photo,
that's not often enough.

Viking residents seek solutions


By MaiyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
County officials gathered at
the Basinger Civic Center to
address a packed house of
Viking area residents concerned
about vandalism, illegal dump-
ing and road damage Wednes-
day evening.
County Administrator George
Long, County Commissioner for
District 2 Gene Woods, Sheriff
Paul May, County Solid Waste
Director Russell Rowland and
sheriff's deputies answered
questions and discussed pro-
posed solutions to the problems
that have plagued residents of
this rural subdivision for the past
fewyears.
Viking subdivision is located
in the northwestern portion of
Okeechobee County south of
the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park.
Residents at the meeting
spoke of the quiet and freedom
of living in this rural community.
Reported problems with ille-
gal dumping have been
extreme, due to the isolation of
the area and grass and sand
access easements that make
policing by conventional law


This sign gives credence to complaints from Viking resi-
dents about vandalism in the area.


enforcement vehicles, at times
and in some areas, impossible.
The area has also been a tar-
get for four-wheelers and ATV
riders from outside. Residents
have seen vehicles bringing
ATVs up Peavine Trail into the
Viking area.
"We've seen them too," said
Sheriff May.
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Ranch. "I can't tell you how
many times we have to mend
cut fences and replace fence
posts that are used for gun target
practice. It's lack of respect for
property.
"Some day one of those shots
will injure or kill someone. How
will help get to them? What if
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Tough times bring family together


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The O'Neill family has
learned to bond together
through tough times.
Gene O'Neill, director of the
Okeechobee Emergency Oper-
ations Center, is a cancer sur-
vivor.
His daughter Tanya Christo-
pher received one of her mom's
kidneys.
And now Tanya is caring for
her mother, Bobi who is on a
waiting list for a five organ,
multi visceral transplant. Doc-
tors will replace Mrs. O'Neill's
stomach, liver, pancreas, small
intestine and duodenum.
"We learned to develop a
positive attitude when things
don't go quite right," said Mr.
O'Neill.
Tanya quit her job as a para-
legal to move back to Okee-
chobee from St. Petersburg.
Although at one time the
O'Neill's household turned to
an empty nest with the children


grown and starting families of
their own. Mrs. O'Neill likes the
additional company of Tanya
and her husband, Steven while
she is home getting stronger
before heading to the University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Mr. O'Neill said Wanda Haas,
the wife of Dr. Kenneth Haas,
was going through the mail and
came across a flyer for a sympo-
sium in Miami. A team was
coming down from the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
in Pittsburgh, Pa., that special-
ized in small bowel transplants.
Dr. Haas contacted the team
and arrangements were made
for Mrs. O'Neill to go to Pitts-
burgh for an evaluation.
Mrs. O'Neill underwent four
surgeries in Pittsburgh, one of
them a 15-hour operation in
which they tried to reconstruct
her bowels. Because there was
so much scar tissue and infec-
tion the operation failed and her
small intestine was removed
and a colostomy was installed.
She also underwent a tra-


cheotomy due to the length of
time in which a ventilator had
been installed in her lungs.
Now that there is light at the
end of the tunnel it has been a
long road getting there.
On May 2, 2004, Mrs. O'Neill
and her husband were in Holly-
wood where she was perform-
ing the marriage ceremony of
her step-son.
After the ceremony she felt ill
and was brought back home to
Okeechobee. Later that night
she started bleeding and was
taken to the Raulerson Hospital
by EMS.
Mrs. O'Neill was suffering
from a splenic aneurysm and
was bleeding out. Her spleen
was removed and the bleeding
was stopped.
About a week later, as Mrs.
O'Neill was getting ready to be
released from the hospital, she
collapsed as she was getting out
of the hospital bed.
She was rushed to the oper-
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Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Bobi O'Neill is surrounded by family while waiting for a five
organ multi visceral transplant. With Mrs. O'Neill are her
daughter Tanya; husband, Gene; and family pet, Spirit.


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News Briefs Illegal alcohol sales leads to nine arrests


Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.
Apply now
for tax rebate
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption deadline
to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of a
named tropical system. The dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile home
due to loss from a named tropical
system. The deadline to file is May
1.

Watershed project
team meeting planned
OKEECHOBEE The Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Project
Team will be meeting Monday, Feb.
28, from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Dixon Hendry Campus,
Room 111, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., in
Okeechobee.
A public comment period will
be held after the last presentation.
For information, call Anwar
Khan at (954) 494-2084 or Dave
Unsell at (561) 682-6888.

One ticket wins
in Lotto jackpot
TALLAHASSEE One ticket
matched all six Florida Lotto num-
bers to win a jackpot of $3 million,
lottery officials said Thursday.
The winning ticket was bought
in the city of St. Petersburg, officials
said.
A total of 71 tickets matched five
numbers to win $4,005; 4,012 tick-
ets matched four numbers for
$57.50; and 73,955 tickets matched
three numbers for $4.
The winning Florida Lotto num-
bers selected Wednesday: 4-13-17-
18-25-38.

Three tickets
win in Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE Three win-
ners of the "Fantasy 5" game will
collect $82,255.60-each, the Florida
'Lottery said Thursday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of New Smyrna
Beach, Tampa and St. Petersburg,
lottery officials reported.
The 371 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $107 each.
Another 9,363 tickets matching
S3-of-5 won $11.50, and 88,668 tick-
Sets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Wednes-
Sday night were 9-30-31-32-35.
!Children's book

banned from library
SLAKEWALES-Anelementary
school agreed to remove a chil-
. dren's book from its library after a
parent complained about some of
Sthe work's subject matter.
SSpook Hill Elementary's media
; committee voted 7-4 on Wednes-
-day to remove "Anastasia Again!"
.by Lois Lowry from its library
shelves. The book, intended for
children 9 through 12, is the sec-
ond in a series about the life of a
Spreteen girl named Anastasia Krup-
nick.
The vote came after Kristi Hard-


ee, a parent of a student at the
;school, raised concerns about
some of the book's material. In
"Anastasia Again!" the girl is forced
to deal with her parents' decision
to move from their apartment in
the city to the suburbs.
But Hardee complained that the
book's references to beer, Playboy
magazine and Anastasia making
light of wanting to kill herself were
inappropriate for children. She
sought to have five other books
from the series removed, but the
committee only voted to ban
"Anastasia Again!"


Nine local people were arrested
for selling alcohol to under age
buyers during an operation on Feb.
18 conducted by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office and Okee-
chobee City Police Department.
Those who were arrested were
each charged with sale of alcohol
to persons under the age of 21, a
misdemeanor.
Those arrested were Jennifer
Jankeysingh, 20; Jordan Earnest,
19; Joni Lynn Davis, 26; Kitty Hall
Akerstrom, 51; Laurali Smith, 18;
Pankaj Dhillon, 30; and Heather
Fulks, 22. Those arrested were all


booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then released on their
own recognizance (ROR).
Two juveniles ages 17 and 12
were also arrested for selling alco-
hol to others under 21. Their
names cannot be released since
their charge is a misdemeanor and
they are under 18.
The law enforcement agencies
planned the operation over the last
month that targeted 45 local busi-
nesses.
During the operation one or
more persons under the age of 21
went into a business and attempt-


ed to purchase an alcoholic bever-
age. If a purchase was made, the
product was given to a law
enforcement officer.
Businesses that allegedly sold
alcohol to a minor were: One Stop
Food Store, Park Street Shell, Aztec
Store, USA Grocery, People's Food
Mart, Y Drive Thru, Hess Station,
Rooten Tooten and the Cracker
Trail Country Store.
If convicted, those arrested
could serve up to 60 days in the
county jail and/or pay civil fines
according to Florida Statute
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gets shot? How will help get to
him?" asked Mr. DeLargy.
Residents from the floor
echoed Mr. DeLargy's concerns
about gun play, stray bullets and
damage by ATV riders.
The only dumpster in Viking is
paid for by Triple Diamond Ranch
and is a target for illegal dumping.
Even the sign, posted at the dump-
ster has been vandalized.
"Viking isn't like any other area
in Okeechobee County, said Mr.
Long. When it was platted the
developer chose access ease-
ments with improved drainage
instead of county standard rights-
of-way. Coquina Water Control
District maintains the drainage, but
under their tax structure is not
allowed to do any road work
except as needed to perform their
drainage work.
"The county is looking at the
possibility of taking over the road-
ways not to maintain, but to
better provide essential services to
residents. The idea will be present-
ed to the state attorney. John Cas-
sels, the county attorney, feels it is
reasonable to do this within the


next year," added the county
administrator.
"We are working with the Flori-
da Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP)," reported Sheriff
May. "We toured the area by heli-
copter yesterday and will have
enhanced surveillance in place
shortly. DEP has video surveillance
capability. This year we have two
deputies assigned to this area,
where in the past no deputies
were specifically assigned to deal
with the problems you have had. If
trash dumped is over 500 pounds,
this is a felony. Report vehicle
description and tag number to the
sheriff's office. Felony illegal
dumping can be investigated and
prosecuted on probable cause.
Less than that is a misdemeanor
and a deputy must see it, but we
will be there."
"Options are being reviewed
for better waste disposal," said Mr.
Rowland told the crowd.
Residents suggested that trash
be picked up a twice a week, or
that dumpsters be put back on
Peavine Trail.
"We are looking at the possibil-
ity of setting up Viking as a Munici-
pal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) to
handle the unique costs and serv-
ices needed in this area," said Mr.


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Long. "The present garbage
assessment taxes only occupied
lots. As an MSTU, all owners
would be taxed equally. Absentee
owners benefit from better neigh-
borhood services in better mar-
ketability of their property. Overall,
the services would be better and
the cost to individual owners
would be less since all would
share the costs."
"I want to be absolutely certain
that every owner is aware of what
you are planning before any
change is made," said Mr. Johnny
Entri, a supervisor of Coquina
Water Control District, who report-
ed that he owns many lots in
Viking.
"Every record owner will be
notified by first class mail as
required by law," responded Mr.
Long. "We will notify the Okee-
chobee County Property Appraiser
in March of the county's intent to
make a change in the tax structure.
This will reserve a place on next
year's tax bills if we go ahead."
"We moved up to Viking six
years ago so we could enjoy our
ATVs with our kids without bother-
ing anybody, said Mrs. Angela
Bridges, "People need to show
respect if they want the area to be
there to enjoy. People have to
care."
County officials advised that
they will schedule another meet-
ing in a few months to report
arrests and progress on all matters
and continue dialogue with resi-
dents.
To report problems in the area,
call the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office at (863) 763-3117.


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Sexual Predator Notification


Ronald McGurn, white
male, born May 13, 1949, has
brown eyes and is balding. He
resides at 28250 N.E. 69th Terr.
in Okeechobee.
McGurn was convicted of
four counts-sexual activity with
child; six counts-indecent
assault on child under 16 years-
of-age in Broward County,
Florida in August, 1995. If you
have any questions regarding
this bulletin contact Michele or
Connie at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at (863)
763-3117 ext. 240 or website
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is disclosing this
information to the public in
order to enhance public safety,
awareness, and protection.
This information is not intend-
ed to increase fear: rather it is
this agency's belief that an
informed public is a safer pub-
lic.
This bulletin should be used


Family

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ating room where it was deter-
mined the she had ischemic
bowel that involved the large
bowel and part of the small intes-
tine. This was followed by a third
surgery for gangrene of her gall-
bladder, which was removed.
Mrs. O'Neill's condition con-
tinued to deteriorate, and she was
airlifted to Tampa General Hospi-
tal in critical condition. While
there she had five more surgeries
- for a total of eight within a six-
week period.
The eighth surgery was for a
rupture of her abdomen that
caused a fistula, requiring a drain
and bag to be attached to her.
A hematologist finally deter-
mined that the intestinal prob-
lems developed as an adverse
reaction to the drug Heparin.
Once off Heparin, Mrs. O'Neill
immediately started improving.
Due to the length of time she
has spent in a hospital bed, Mrs.
O'Neill has developed calcium on
the knees that will require surgery
to correct the condition. Despite
the surgery, there's no promise of
success.
Because of the calcium on the


Ronald McGurn
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the informa-
tion to threaten, intimidate, or
harass offenders will not be tol-
erated, in any manner.
The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence imposed on them by
the courts. They are not wanted
by the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is
now better informed.


knees, Mrs. O'Neill must use a
walker to get around.
Overall, Mrs. O'Neill has spent
eight months in a hospital -
seven of which were in ICU.
Mr. O'Neill said four of those
months his wife was in the hospi-
tal she was hallucinating due to
the medication.
"She has come a long ways,"
said Tanya.
Because Mrs. O'Neill is no
longer employed with the county,
where she worked as a deputy
clerk of the court at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, she
has been put on her husband's
insurance adding an additional
burden on their already strained
finances.
To help raise money for travel
expenses to the University of Pitts-
burgh Medical Center and for
lodging at a family house there, a
fundraiser is being held.
Barbecue dinners will be sold
on March 26 starting at 11 a.m. for
$5 each at the First Baptist Church
Recreational Outreach Center,
S.W. Fifth Ave.
There will also be a live auc-
tion starting at 2 p.m. Donations
for the auction are appreciated.
For information, call Sharon
Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or
Dowling Watford at 763-2121.


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Courtesy photos/Everglades Elementary
First grade students of the week for Feb. 21, at Everglades Elementary are as follows: (left
to right) Aurelio Urbina, Jarred Morgan, Clarissa Aguilera, Jeffrey Bernhard, Valerie Alvarez,
Alanah Mosley and Peyton Campbell.


Students in the first grade which were students of the week for Feb. 7 are: (left to right) Dylan
Kinder, Aimee Rumbaugh, John McGehee, Shelby Pearce, Bernabe Soriano, -Lacey Brown
and Jonatan Marquez.


Everglades Elementary to participate in WalkAmerica


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Students in the first grade which were students of the week for Feb. 14 are: (left to right)
Analleli Hernandez, Saif Ali, Christine Carnley, Cody Mosteller, Brittani Mellette and Briana
Burnett.


Mrs. Bronkella's, Mrs. Smith's
and Miss Raulerson's classes are
learning about our world. First, we
explore America and
the President. Our f
classes will learn
the American
symbols such as
Statue of Liberty,
Great Seal, Ameri- 4 3
can Flag, and the Liberty Bell. Next,
we will explore our community.
Then, we will learn about map
skills and community helpers. We
love our world!

First Grade
First grade students of the week
in Hollin's class: Clarissa Aguilera;
Murrish's: Jeffrey Bernhard;
Ladskey's: Jared Morgan;' Ander-
son's: Valerie Alvarez; Osuldsen's:
Alex Garcia; ,Parrish: Aurelio
Urbina and Bartlett's: Peyton
Campbell.
Ms. Anderson's class will be
learning all about our healthy heart
and our teeth. We will be doing
many science experiments to help
us learn all about our teeth and
why we should take care of them.
Ms. Parrish's class is working
hard on learning our. addition and
subtraction facts, as well as, telling
time and counting all of our
money. We are also learning
important and interesting facts
about George Washington and
Abraham-Lincoln.
Mrs. Bartlett's class will be
learning about the Presidents
Abraham Lincoln and George
Washington. We will learn impor-
tant facts about each President. In
math, we will learn about frac-'
tions, counting money and telling
time.


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Second Grade
Mr. Wright's class is working on
"Solid Shape Geometry" in math.
We are reading about an artist,
"Cool All" in our reading class. Our
science unit is all about "Earth's
Resources."
The class has finished their third
Achievement Test and they are tak-
ing their third DIBELS assessment.
Ms. Stokes' class is beginning a
new chapter on "Time" in math.
We are reading "The Pine Park
Mystery" and reviewing nonsense
words in reading. In social studies,
we are remembering the past. We
are discussing American Indians
and early settlers. We're doing a lot
of comparing to the early way of
life to the way. of life of today. Each
student is grateful they didn't have
to hunt and plant for their food, cut
down trees to build shelter, and
shear sheep to make clothing.
Mrs. Brady's class finished read-
ing aloud "Charlie and the Choco-
late Factory." We wrote stories
about our favorite candy based on
the book for the literacy display.
We are now reading "Godzilla Ate
My Homework" which is fun
because we have. a hamster for a
class pet. I also want to thank the
students and parents for coming to
our open classroom night and
P.T.O. meeting. The students
enjoyed showing their parents
what they do in class!
Mrs. Reuter's class enjoyed
reading "Godzilla Ate My Home-
work." Predicting what the guinea
pig was going to eat next kept us
focused to the end. Mrs. Claypool's
class has been busy writing stories
for display at the PTO meeting. We
read "Godzilla Ate My Home-
work." Our stories were about pets
that we would like to have.


Third Grade
Nothing to report.
Fourth Grade
Nothing to report.
Fifth Grade
Mr. LaPenna's room is reading
"The Tiger Rising" with his home-
room. Each student in the room is
assigned a chapter that they read
ahead of time so they have a
chance to practice it before reading
it to the class. It's something we
have a great deal of fun with if we
can fit it in around all the FCAT Sci-
ence and Math practice we're
doing this time of the year!
Mrs. Washington's class contin-
ues to study African American His-
tory. Did you knowthat Benjamin


Banneker made the first striking
clock made corripletely of wood
that kept perfect time for 40-years.
Administration
Nothing to report.
Student Council
The Everglades Student Council
will participate in the March of
Dimes Wal kAmerica on March 19.
This is a project that began on Feb.
16, with the students of Everglades
Elementary assisting in raising
funds for this worthy organization.
The 2005 March of Dimes Ambas-
sador is a former Everglades stu-
dent, who weighed less than 3
pounds'at birth. She is a healthy
active 4th grader and proudly rep-
resents Okeechobee. We hope to
have a large team of students and
faculty members walking together
in March. Students whom choose
to walk in Walk Day, must be
accompanied by an adult chaper-
one. Throughout Everglades Ele-
mentary the students will be col-
lecting donations in the classroom
and in their neighborhoods. Coin
collection jars and coin cartons will
be available in the classroom and
office. Students and classes that
contribute will have their names
printed on paper sneakers and dis-
played in the school. Any student
who collects $25 or more in dona-
tions earns a March of Dimes tee
shirt. We are asking that you help
us with this worthwhile project.
Please put on your calendar this
important date: Saturday, March
19,
Thank you for your support of
this very important cause. :


OHS to hold Job Fair


Okeechobee High School's
Career Center is sponsoring an
occupational awareness (Job
Fair) program for 11th and 12th
graders on March 23. This event
will be held from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m., in the Okeechobee High
School Gymnasium.
This will be an opportunity for
students to meet prospective
employers in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. It will also be a chance for busi-
nesses to meet potential part-time
as well as full-time employees
upon graduation. If interested,
you may want to bring applica-
tions for students to fill out.


The program will consist of
informal conversation with stu-
dents. (Students will be browsing
from one area to another.) A table
with chairs will be available for
you to use as your booth. If you
have handouts, fact sheets, or
door prizes to give to the students,
please bring them. A poster/proj-
ect board to put on the table
advertising your business would
be beneficial.
If you or your business is inter-
ested in participating in the Job
Fair, please call Bill R. Black at
(863) 462-5025 or email at
blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us '


Literacy Council
The "WOW" (Word of the
Week) for this week has been;
quotation. Quotation means,
the exact words spoken in a
passage. Quotation is a noun.
Here it is in a sentence, "We use
quotation marks when we write


down what someone says."
Please look in your child's agen-
da for the word quotation. The
Literacy Council and Miss
Shofner and Mrs. Ard would like
to thank the teachers and stu-
dents once again for the great
Literacy Display on Feb.17.
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Thanks for Coming
"To the people who complain endlessly about northern visi-
tors, particularly whoever is suggesting that they go fish other
lakes in the U.S., do you not understand that our economy would
suffer tremendously, perhaps collapse, without the tourist indus-
try in this town? Perhaps you derive your income from some
other source, but the retailers and service industries around here
depend on the influx of tourist dollars. The county coffers
depend on the taxes paid by the property owners of those busi-
nesses. Sure, the increased population creates some inconven-
iences, but we wouldn't be the county we are without it. To the
tourists, visitors and winter residents thanks for coming
down. Please feel welcome and enjoy your stay."

Land Prices
"I would like to know why real.estate prices in Okeechobee
have jumped up so much when there is absolutely nothing here?
There is no place to shop. There are no services here. What is
going on with this real estate? Why would someone want to
move here?"

Nothing is Free
"This is to the northern complainers. What you pay here for
five or six months is for what you use, you don't donate it. If you
would stay home you would have to buy this stuff too nothing
is free."

Peace and Quiet
"This is to the snowbirds: you might bring a lot of money in to
our community, but money isn't every thing- peace and quiet is."




Community Events

Church plans free car wash
The Servanthood Ministry of Everglades Baptist Church will be
having a free car wash at 2130.S.R. 70 W. on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.
until noon. For information, call Christy Silvas at (863) 697-6621.

Rehab Center dedication scheduled
There will be a Rehab Center dedication on the Brighton Reser-
vation at the rodeo grounds on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be youth events, live bands, great .food and drawings for
door prizes. It is sponsored by the First Indian Baptist Church of
Brighton and supported by the Seminole Indian Nation. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1411.

Church hosting runmmaggsale
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.

Church hosting gospel music concert.
Ron and Sharon Frazier will be in concert at the Parrott Avenue
Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W, on Feb 27 beginning at 6 p.m.
The public is invited. Forinformation, call ,s63) 6 t7-2258

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.

Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, slated
The Speckled Perch Beauty Contest will be held March 4 at 7 p.m.
at the KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Church hosts chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked
chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St. The church is located between the Bank of
America and the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Lunch will be
served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until 6
p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are avail-
able at the church office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.

Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is
designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill
in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons wanting to
acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited and pre-registra-
tion is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-
served basis. Some supplies will be required. For information, call
(863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com.





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Upcoming Events

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 becom-
ing 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,.
located 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.
Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m: at the Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open step meeting.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For 'information,
contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meet at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 'a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic
young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.




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Community Events

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.
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.

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 will have a yard sale Feb. 25-26 from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at 9212 S.E. 57th Drive in Larkee Lakes. For informa-
tion, 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.

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 Highway-
men. The topic will be the history of the African American land-
scape painters and the exhibition of their work at Harbor Federal
on Second Street in Fort Pierce throughout February. For infor-
mation, contact Lee Drake (772) 595-0914 or (772) 577-2840.

Main Street plans cook-off, auction
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its third annual barbecue
cook-off on Feb. 25-26 at American Legion Post #64. Forty differ-
ent cooks will be competing for over $8,000 in prize money. Main
Street offers additional prizes for local Okeechobee teams. Any-
one interested in competing should call Terry Burroughs at (863)
697-6325 for information. Okeechobee Main Street and My
Aunt's House 'The Closet' will hold a charity auction from 10
a.m. until noon on Feb. 26. They are looking for new or used fur-
niture, pictures, electronic equipment, home accessories, yard
tools, garage tools, etc. Items may be dropped off at the Okee-
chobee 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 busi-
nesses. All proceeds will benefit disadvantaged children of Okee-
chobee.

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 information,
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-regis-
ter is $10 and $15 at the door. Add $5 per additional entries i.e.
doubles and open division). Proceeds from this event are to help
the youth groups of the church. For information, and tourna-
ment rules call Jim at (863) 763-4021.







The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 25, 2005


Confederate soldier remains to be reburied


CHARLESTON, S.C. The
remains of two dozen Confeder-
ate soldiers recovered from
beneath the stands of The
Citadel's football stadium will be
buried next month in a ceme-
tery.
The remains of the 21 soldiers
are among hundreds of soldiers
and civilians buried during the
Civil War and forgotten when a
clerical error allowed Johnson
Hagood Stadium to be con-
structed over the graves.


Civil War re-enactors began
looking for the graves in the
1990s in an effort to locate lost
Confederates.
The remains of about 350
civilians and 40 Civil War-soldiers
- including the first crew of the
H.L. Hunley submarine have
already been excavated.
Re-enactor Randy Burbage
said the latest remains were
found during his group's final
excavation last June. None of the
bodies have been identified, but


Burbage said it appears most
died during the defense of
Charleston.
The funeral for the soldiers is
set for March 5 at the Magnolia
Cemetery, Burbage said.
It won't be as elaborate as
last April's procession for the
Hunley's final eight crewmen
recovered from inside the sub
where it sank off Charleston in
1864.
Rather than a march through
the city, Burbage said this funeral


will begin at the cemetery gate
where the men will be escorted
inside.
The recovered civilian
remains are in storage while
Citadel officials decide how to
rebury them now that Johnson
Hagood will be rebuilt at its cur-
rent location, school spokes-
woman Charlene Gunnells said.
One idea is to select a small
site in the area of the present sta-
dium for reburial and to erect a
monument, she said.


VFW gathering supplies for Iraqi school children


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,


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.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Friday from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 7 p.m., for members and
guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
Third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak
dinner with Sons of the Ameri-
can Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at I
p.m..
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our
lounge every, Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be
by Janet Certain bring a cov-
ered dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W, at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Ray Disney at (863) 357-2138i or
Don South at (863) 763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday, March 12: Speck-
led perch, Eagles in the park,
baked good, face painting by
Susan.*
Sunday, March 13: Eagles
district meeting at. 1 p.m. food
.available for a donation.
Saturday, March 19: Kid's
Easter party at 2 p.m. Must call
the AERIES (863) 763- 2552 and
sign up children for the party.
Food and face painting by Susan.
Saturday, March 26: Florida
Eagles state picnic, food, music,
fun and games.
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;
food will be available for a dona-'
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ?; food will be
available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be .by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday: Karoke by
Jimmy Harper.
Every first and third Thurs-
day: Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at
7p.m.
Every first and third Sun-
day: breakfast from 9 until 11
a.m. for $4 donation.
Every second and fourth
Saturday: 16 ounce ribeye steak
cooked to order from 5 p.m.
until ? for a $10 donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call


(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262, or Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Is held at the Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Sunday, Feb. 27: The Okee-
chobee Order of the Eastern Star
will be having a breakfast of Bis-
cuits-gravy, sausage, bacon,
eggs, hash browns, juice or cof-
fee for a donation of $4 from 8
until 11 a.m.
For information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge,
Feb. 26: The Moose legion
sponsors a tribute to Elvis show,
from 7 until 11 p.m., featuring
Johnny Derose and the Heart-
breakers for a $10 donation.
,e Feb. 27: Moose Lodge
enrollment starting at 1 p.m. All
prospective members should
attend.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
e Karaoke nights starting at 7
p.m. Feb. 24.
Every Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday nights, meals will
be served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call to see what they are serving.
e Every Friday and Saturday
night there will be music for
dancing starting at 7:30 p.m.
until ? Call the lodge to see who
is playing.
Each Sunday morning
breakfast is served from 8 until
10:15 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St.


in Okeechobee. For information,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954
or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Wednesday, March 2:
WOTM social and dinner at the
Brahma Bull.
Saturday, March 5: huge
yard sale, one day only at the
Country Cooler.
Tuesday, March 8:'at 8 p.m.
WOTM chapter enrollment.
Wednesday March 9: at 8
p.m., LOOM meeting for all
members.
Sunday, March 13: fish fry
and music on the Patio bar.
Sunday, March 13: district
meeting in Stuart.
Wednesday, March 16:
Moose legion meeting at 7 p.m.
March 18 and 19: Moose
legion celebration in Jupiter.
Tuesday, March 22: WOTM
business meeting at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: Easter
party for all the kids of the Okee-
chobee Moose.
Every Thursday: Bar bingo
at 1 p.m. 25 using paper sheets,
bring your dauber. (members
only)
The patio is now open
every day from noon until 8 p.m.
Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Moose races and dinner served
at 3 p.m. on
All meetings for WOTM are
held at the lodge.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.

VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until
9p.m. t
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 12:30. Everyone is
welcome.
Every Friday bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests.
Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be fol-
lowed by .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m.
Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5
until 9 p.m.,Every Sunday, dinner
will be served from 2 until 5 p.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 .S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For more informa-
tion call (863) 467-2882. Post
hours are from noon until. 8
p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Wednesday Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, call for more infor-
mation.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m.; lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
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are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. Commander Don South is
available at (863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539.
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday, at 10 a.m.
and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day
beginning at noon. A bowl for a
buck.
Tuesday: volunteer Chef's
dinner special. serving begins at
5 p.m. Call for menu, (863) 763-
2308.
Wednesday: Bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at
noon. Live music and dancing at
7p.m.
Sunday: every third Sunday
is a pot luck birthday dinner. All
other Sundays are variable. Call
to find out what we are having
(863) 763-2308. Darts begin at 7
p.m.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 25, 2005


Brahman wrestlers qualify for state competition


The Brahman wrestling team
finished in seventh place out of 25
teams at the Regional tournament
last weekend in Ft. Lauderdale,
qualifying three wrestlers for State
competition on Feb. 24, 25 and 26
in Lakeland.
Sophomore Tyler Lamb will
compete in his first state meet at
112 lbs. Lamb had a third place fin-
ish in the District and came home
with a fourth place finish at the
Regionals to qualify for state com-
petition. Lamb had to'come back
for a tough defeat in the second
round of the tournament. He
thought he was ahead in the match
and let his opponent escape at the
buzzer when they were actually
tied in points. Lamb kept his head
and battled back to the consolation
semi-finals where he was really put
to the test. The match was going
back and forth with Lamb falling
behind 4-0 in the first period. In the
second and third period he man-
aged to close the gap and score a
fall at the end of the match.
Senior captain Tommy Land-
gren will compete for the second
time at State. Landgren will com-
pete at 130 lbs. this year, moving up
from 119 lbs. last season.
"We weren't sure how he
would handle moving up two
weight classes during the summer,
but he spent the summer and fall in
the weight room and running cross
country to improve his speed and
strength and it has paid off," stated
head coach Bruce Jahner.
Landgren lost in the semi-final


Courtesy photo
Senior captain Tommy Landgren (left), senior Jonathan
Suarez (center) and sophomore Tyler Lamb (right) celebrate
after qualifying for state wrestling competition.


round of competition meaning that
he only needed to win one match
to get his ticket to State. He locked
down his ticket with a pin in the
second period.
Senior heavyweight Jonathan
Suarez will also make his second
trip to the State tourney. Suarez
really put things together. Every
match was close and could have


gone either way. Suarez defeated
two opponents who were champi-
ons in their districts.
"I think the biggest thing for
Jonathan was he had his head in
the right mode. We controlled the
tempo in each of his matches, scor-
ing when we need to and playing
defense at the right time,"
explained Jahner. "Suarez lost a


Local anglers place at Guys & Dolls Tourney


nail biter 7-5 in the finals. I think
with a few more ticks on the clock
we could have won the champi-
onship. At the end of the match we
were finishing a takedown on the
edge of the mat, and the referee did
not believe we had control which
would have sent it into overtime,"
stated Jahner.
"The entire team wrestled well
overall. We were hoping to qualify
a couple more kids but it just never
happened. It basically comes
down to the luck of the draw at this
stage of the season," said Jahner.
The Chobee Wrestling Club will
begin their spring season in March.
This organization has been instru-
mental in preparing young
wrestlers for high school competi-
tion and is open to both boys and
girls ages 5-18. Sign-ups for the
club are March 1, 3, 8 and 10 with
elementary school age wrestlers
practicing 6- 7 p.m. and middle
school age wrestlers practicing 7-8
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays of
each week. For additional informa-
tion on the Chobee Wrestling Club
contact Coach Jahner at 462-5025
or 462-5044.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
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third place winner
Craig Smith jumped from 16th place on Saturday to fin-
ish in third place after Sunday's weigh-in with a total of
21.94 Ibs. of bass.


The second leg of the Florida
division of the Guys & Dolls Cou-
ples Tournament Trail took place
on Feb. 19, at Lake Istokpoga.
The weather was a little chilly for
Florida but warmed up nicely
with plenty of sunshine and
good conditions. Some parts of
the lake were still muddy from
recent rains, but fishing was
excellent.
Thirty-two couples brought
87 bass weighing a total of 236
lbs. to the scale.
First place and big bass hon-
ors went to John and Wendy
Taylor of Palm Harbor with five
bass weighing in at 30.36 lbs.
Wendy's big bass tipped the
scales at 10.77 lbs. They caught


their limit fishing around the
island of Lake Istokpoga throw-
ing a June bug Sinko worm to
buggy whips.
John and Lori Kremer of San-
ford finished in second place
with five bass weighing 26.97
lbs. They caught their bass out in
the lake on a 4-inch crawdad.
Third place and big fish hon-
ors went to Gary and Linda Paul
of Cape Coral. Their five bass
weighed in at 25.80 lbs. Mr. Paul
caught his 10.22 lb. big fish by
flipping with a June bug brush
hog.
Long-time local angler Har-
vey Ford and his partner for the
day, Mary Alley of Sebring,
brought five fish to the scale


weighing 16.41 lbs. to capture
fourth place and earning them
$215. Mr. Ford's regular partner,
Virginia Ford, had other obliga-
tions and could not be there.
Doyle and Alice McDuffie of
Okeechobee finished the day in
14th place with three fish weigh-
ing 6.11 lbs.
The remaining tournament
dates for this Trail are March 26
at Lake Harris, April 23 at Lake
Toho and May 21 at Lake Cypress
Fish Camp. For information con-
tact Terry or Sandra Coursey at
(770) 463-4652 or at Sandra@
guysdolls.com. You can also
check out their website www.
guysdolls.com


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Sports Briefs


Bass Anglers
plan meeting,.,
Big "0" Bass Anglers will
hold their monthly meeting on
Friday, Feb. 25, at Pogey's
Restaurant at 7 p.m.
One of the topics of discus-
sion will be their second bass
tourney, scheduled for Feb. 26 at
the back pond at Okee-Tantie
Marina and Campground.
For information, call Charlie
Hays at (863) 763-2332.
Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will hold their fourth annual
Kid's Day benefit bass tourna-
ment on March 20 at the Okee-
Tantie' Marina.
Boats will take to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-
ins at 2 p.m.
The entry fee into the team
tournament will be $110 per
team. This fee includes entry
into the big bass pot. The entry
fee can be paid at the ramp on
the morning of the tournament.
Entries can also be paid by check


We
the


in. advance. To do so, make the
ch,'ck pa\yable to the Taylor
Creek Bass Club and mail it to:
Bill Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Entry
forms are available at several
local bait and tackle shops, as
well as businesses and restau-
rants; or, by contact Bill at (863)
763-2926.
The total payout will be for
the top six places, and first- and
second-place big fish winners..
The tournament will have a 70
percent payout based on a 50
boat field. If there is a full field,
first place will receive $1,200;
second place will receive $800;
third place will receive $500;
fourth place will receive $300;
fifth place will receive $200 and
sixth place will receive $150. The
big fish award will be $350. Sec-
ond big fish will receive $150.
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's
20th annual Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival to be held
later this year.
Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the


Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
For information, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
488-8573, ext. 17336.

Correction

The picture that appeared in
the Tuesday, Feb. 22 issue of the
Okeechobee News identifying
Craig Smith as the third place win-
ner was not of Mr. Smith. It was a
picture of Syd Ropero, a newcom-
er, to the Trail, who brought in
17.66 lbs. of bass to finish in 13th
position. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may' have
caused either angler.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IllI.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 25,
through Thursday, March 3, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Because of Winn-
Dixie" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Hitch" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W.
Second Street and Second Avenue.
Entertain or educate yourself,
using 486 audiocassettes, includ-
ing audio books, plus Christian
romances and 575 videos. Prepare
a paper on comparative religion, a
book report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft project
or a Sunday school lesson. Easy to
use because we use the Dewey
Decimal System, the same as
school and public libraries. As a
private library we can and do pre-
view our media. Currently the
library is staffed Sunday 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday evening
6 to 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;
Seminole Reservation, Brighton,
Adults basic education/GED, Tues-
day and Thursday from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy,
S.R. 70 East, English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123


S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St., English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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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
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ELECTRICAL TEST
EQUIPMENT
Call to identify.
(863)634-9791


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

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

MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836


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


MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free! You haul.
Call 772)464-1892
or ( 72)332-1058.

OLD SCHOOL BUS- no
seats, good for storage,
you -must tow away,
(239)369-8632.

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.


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COMMUNITY
YARD SALE
Multi Family. Sat Feb
26th 8am-4pm
Palm Village Ranch
SW 44th Lane off SW
16th Ave.


OAK PARK, Fri. & Sat.
Feb. 25 & 26, 8a-12p.
3421 SW 17th St.
Womens clothes, Furniture,
misc. items & more!
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!


SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
WANTED TO COMMUTE In-
diantown to Salerno &
US1 M-F Leave 7:15 Re-
turn 5:30 One or both
ways Good pay Call Bruce
772-597-1121/812-3014


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Employment -
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Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
Pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
Administrative Assistant:
Computer exp. a MUST &
Exc. organizational skills.
Possess great customer
service skills & be flexible.
Local established business.
Competitive Salary. Send
resume to: 863-763-6621


ASSISTANT MANAGER
Nights & Weekends. Pizza
Experience a must. Call
(863)467-2222 Richard.
BAR STAFF
FRONT DESK &
HOUSEKEEPING
Apply in person @ Pier II
Batch Panel Operator
Needed at Feed Mill,
Benefits Available Equal
Opportunity Employer,
Apply at Syfrett Feed
Company 3079 NW 8th
Street Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
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
Server & Part Time
Exp'd Prep Cook
,1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

COOKS & SERVERS
ALL Shifts.
Apply in person.
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
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.
Electricians & Exp'd Help-
ers for Palm Beach County
Premier Electrical Contrac-
tor. Good pay, exc. bene-
fits. Fastrac Electric, 1-
888-743-8055
EXPERIENCED DUCT
INSTALLER
Apply in person, Newman
Air Cond., 202 NE 2nd St.
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.


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with the following skills
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Assist Manager in following Areas of Management
Recruit; Hire, Train positive, enthusiastic employees.
Ability to ensure excellent customer service
Maintain a professional and supportive image
Schedule employees within the Company guidelines to maxi-
mize customer service
Develop positive and professional relationship with suppliers
Resolve customer complaints'in timely, professional manner
Promote and ensure a safe, positive public image within the
community ,
Maintain merchandise in an attractive, accurately priced &
stocked manor
Safeguard and account for all money received and disbursed
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation,
Retirement Program
Starting Compensation $8.00 per hour
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Ability to work alone whenever necessary
Resolve customer complaints in timely, professional manner
Performs multi-function operation of fuel console, lottery
machine and Register
Maintain site cleanliness inside and out, and basic
upkeep/cleaning or all equipment
Completes Price Changes
Receives and verifies vendor deliveries
Performs all duties with minimal supervision
Bilingual A Plus
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation,
Retirement Program
Starting Compensation Based On Experience
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time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
'Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
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High caliber Individuil with previous related management experi-
ence in Drugstore, Supermarket or Restaurant Management with
Skills in the following areas.
Basic Computer Skills
Ability to communicate in English both orally & in writing
Recruit, Hire, Train positive, enthusiastic employees
Ability to ensure excellent customer service
Maintain a professional and supportive image
Schedule employees within the Company guidelines to maximize
customer service
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Analyze daily sales and expense information and take appropriate action
Budget and forecast Profit and Loss lines
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Benefits include Medical, Dental, Eye Med Plan,
Disability, Paid Vacation, Retirement Program
Starting Compensation $25,000 Per Year
Apply At Circle K
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Okeechobee Okeechobee
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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
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incentives. Excellent benefits (Medical,
dental, 401k) Fax resume to:
954-967-3477

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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.


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
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Class D CDL
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Full Time
RV Mechanic
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgd mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP


IMMEDIATE OPENING
TEAM LEADER
,Must Be Forklift Certified
& Computer Literate.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Call 863-357-6622
for Interview,
Fax Resume to:
863-357-1162 or
Apply In Person @
CABBAGE FLORIDA
8751 NW 240 St.,
Okeechobee, FL


Pharmaceutical Services
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:


(863) 357-2442
for more information

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



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


IMMEDIATE OPENING

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



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


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


SALES POSITION Full Time
. Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record, salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
Okeechobee. 8am-3om.


service to our customers
everyday.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS.
Exp'd Cook & Wait Staff
SRanchers Restaurant
(863)763-8115


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
MARINE PARTS Counter
Person. needed. Apply in
person @ Big Lake Marina
964 us hwy 441 SE.
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410

PAINTER
Experienced only
Call
(863)634-0296
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Property Maintenace-Sat &
Sun mornings only. 4-5
hrs. a day Involves-clean-
ing the parking lot & com-
mon areas of a large shop-
ping center Salary $325
per mo.
(561 261-1021

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


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CAREGIVER/CHAMPAION
Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889

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


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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



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.
referred : 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

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



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RN/LPN POSITIONS
Local Provider -
Has Immediate a
Full Time Openings.
Excellent
Benefits & Pay. F
Mail Resume To:
HR Dept.,
P.O. Box 1548 ,
Okeechobee, FL 34973 F




(2) PARTTIME MEDICAL
Assistance experience pre-
fered 1-front/back office
skills 30hrs. wkly. 1-back
office only 8hrs wkly.
Call (772)597-3761 or
fax resume to
(772)597-6124


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


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

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


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


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

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

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3-Piece Bedroom Set
The two pieces pictured here
are part of a three-piece set
that features a handsome oak
finish and clean lines that
blend well with any decor.
The dresser (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
by 32 in. tall,. the chest of
drawers stands 32 in- high by
30 in. wide and the night
stand is about 20 in. wide by
22 in. tall. All three pieces
are 16 in. deep.
3-Piece Bedroom Set plan
(No. 76S) ... $8.95
6-Piece Pine Bedroom Set
(No. C56) $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&th
(except catalog-only orders)
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and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name. address, and the
tamcaof this ne,, spaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for dcli ery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILDI
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 3015
Money Lenders .'10
Tax Preparation 315



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Services |




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



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


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (86365-1124


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





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


Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobce News Is An quall Oppotun 1 lly employer


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520)
Beauty Supplies 25
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
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610'
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous '55
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 65
Pets Supplies
Services 6170
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 72')
Tools 725
Toys & Games 7 30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 74r0



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.


DISHWASHER GE Almond
color good cond. $200
(863)697-6054

DISHWASHER, KENMORE,
black, roll around, w/
Countertop, $75.
(863)467-6088
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.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.
SPEAKER BOX
6x9 JBL car 2 new $25
(863)357-0047

STOVE, Frigidaire & Ken-
more Refrigerator, $75
will sell separately.
(863)467-6088



19 PANS
1 x 12' long
$228 or will sep.
(863)467-4191
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



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


MATERNITY CLOTH'S
82 pcs. shirts pants, short's
dresses, sm. sz. $300
(863)763-3617
WRANGLER JEANS lpr.
Womens Size. 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.
(863)763-6131




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




COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium Ill,
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.
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

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,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
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
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)610-0020.
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
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Lynk Predator
9 irons 2 woods Plus 2
custom woods Sand &
putter $80 (772)461-
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.


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


READING A NEWSPAPER,,.
leads you to the best
products and services.








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(863)946-3123


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



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

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


Employment
Full Time 205


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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.
ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596


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
GRAMMA'S OLD
BIk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872
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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



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- 21,/
ft long, with 10. gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
DONKEY- Young Jack,
$200. (863)467-0613.


GOLDEN LAB/AUST. SHEP
MIX PUPS- wormed,
shots, $25. (863)610-
1093.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Call 863-634-0119.


PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.
Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875
WEIMARANER PUPPIES
2, females, All shots/Vet
checked Good temperament
$1000. (772)220-2153.
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


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



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






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


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


CHAIN FALL, YALE, /2 Ton.
$30. (863)763-6901


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3V" 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.
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


4Agriculture




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 315
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.'Supplies 860
Seeds .Plants.-
Flowers 865




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


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

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


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

RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.


RIDING MOWER
ARIENS 1440, Z turn
14hp, B/S motor
40" cut, good cond
$800
(863)697-9704


RIDING SNAPPER 12.5
front mounted eng. 38" cut
mulching kit & blades
$400 (863)763-6257

UTILITY RAKE Vassar, for
a small tractor.
5'wide $30.
(863)697-6812.







Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 060


BUCK HEAD RIDGE:
2 Bdrm. Newly remodeled.
Avail. 3/1. $600 mo., 1st,
last & sec. 863-467-2784

Okeechobee
Waterfront, Avail Mar.
15th. Immaculent 2BR
11/2 BA. No pets.
$795. mo + 1st, last
(863)467-4668


BASSWOOD New 3BR/2BA
$900 mo. 2 mo. sec. must
have good credit rating.
(631)875-4701

OKEECHOBEE- Brand new
3/2/2, $1200/mo, non
smoking environment,
(772)595-0560.



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

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

Reta Nede 940-I- '


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


FEMALE 63 yrs looking for
a (M) 50-65 yrs. $250 mo
+ help around the Apt.
Call Faye 863-610-0509.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 10U05
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property l Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 10155
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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



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


R-BAR ESTATE, 2.96 Ac.
Horses ok. Close to shop-
ping, schools & hospital.
$129,000 227-979-0767


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
S1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237


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



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


Mobile Homes



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







2/2 on Waterfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carpqrt, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.


luo oi le 400 1i ~


2/2 on Waterfront lot in Pri.
vate Park furnished land-
scaped, Many extras Call
Jay 863-634-3451.
90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 1000x1l00
lot all for $58,000 neg.
(863)357-2396
DOUBLEWIDE- with 90x120
lot, remodeled in and out,
$89,000. (863)467-7101.

Doublewide Mobile Home
for sale, 4BR/2BA on
leased lot, (863)763-
4645
PARK MODEL, 37 Ft., 1 BR,
1 BA, Full length window in
FL Rm. on Leased lot in
park w/access to lake.
Comprnletely furnished.
$17,500. 863-467-4348
WATER FRONT Taylor
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screeinin porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm
(863)467-0771.


Recreation



Boats 300r'
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3(10.5


12' Aluminum % Deckover.
Motor runs good. 125 Ly-
coming w/trl. $5000 or
best offer (863)697-6054
AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385
BASS BOAT- fully equip..
garage kept, 150 HP Evin-
rude, 360 hrs, $5700
(863)467-7101.
BOAT COVERS
Waterproof fits up to
22' boats $75
(863)824-0455
DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. Trl in great shape
No Title $2,000
(863)697-6054
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
S(863)763-6901
MOTOR, Honda 5 hp, Out-
board. Brand new,- less
than 30 hrs. $1000 Firm.
Please call 863-697-1645
OUTBOARD MOTOR 35HP
good cond. $525
(863)634-4106

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PONTOON BOAT, Aqua Pat-
io, 20 ft w/35 hp Johnson
0/B. No trailer. $1500
(863)610-1716
Pontoon Starcraft Star-
fish,180,'03, w/trlr, 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.


TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481
ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.



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


Fifth WhI. Hitch, Lil Rock-
er, like new cond., lost
camper due to hurricane
$425. (863)467-0290

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



AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'x1I', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Catal @ 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. Furn.
w/washer & dryer
& freezer. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 1400
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40)4
Parts Repairs 4015
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
CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
(863)634-4217.
CHEVY CORSICA LT '90
good shape 4dr. burg.
64,600 mi. $1800 neg
(863)467-8434
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
MERCURY '83
302 eng. runs $75
(863)357-0872

MERCURY TOPAZ '89,
Black, 4dr, Heat, New
brakes, good cond. $750.
neg. (863)634-8024.


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$550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856. .
PONTIAC GRAND AM '90
No engine. Newtres. As Is.
$500 (863)763-2501



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 BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350
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 ni. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.
JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
(863)467-4663/467-0169


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.


AXLES- (2) 2 1/2 ton GMC
Military, asking $1200.
(863)612-9891.

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
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FIRESTONE Airbags-com-
plete kit will fit Super Duty
Ford & Dodge Pu's $200
(772)597-2647


FORD TEMPO
Needs transmission
$200 neg
(863)946-0206


GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $150 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
Runs, $550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.


SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.


SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
(33) & RIMS -fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.


TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 or best
offer. (561)252-1371.


TONNEAU COVER, Fiber-
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
(863)484-0207/467-2183


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.


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


EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 20',
3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
(863)697-9704.


HAULMARK TRAILER '04
Enclosed 6'x10', Barn
doors, side door. Like new.
$2000 (863)634-4291


MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 86 3-8449.


UTILITY TRAILER
4'x 8', Good
Condition. $50.
(863)763-4491.


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Community Events


Church hosts Blackwood Quartet
Okeechobee Christian Church will host the Blackwood Gospel Quar-
tet concert on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3055
S.E. 18th Terr. For information, call (863) 467-0070.

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. Registration will
begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pageant will start at 11 a.m. with the
youngest age group first. The age divisions for girls will be: birth to 2
(Baby); 3-6 (Tiny), 7-12 (Little), 13-17 (Teen) and, 18 and over (Ms.) Mar-
ried women are welcome in the 18 and over division 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 photogenic ($25). A mother and child can enter
together for $100. Each additional child is $50. All proceeds from the pag-
eantwill go to the March of Dimes. For information, call Shannon Padgett
at (863) 467-8969. The annual WalkAmerica event will be held in Okee-
chobee on March 19.

DAR meeting is planned
The Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion (DAR) will meet at 11 a.m. on March 5 at the Clock Restaurant. The
chapter meets from October to May. For information, call Ruth Lawson at
(863) 763-2492.

Friendship Singers to be in concert
On Sunday, March 6, the Friendship Singers from Friendship Interna-
tional Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Group members are from
across the U.S. However, there will be special guests from the organiza-


tion's missions in Chile, Hungary and Romania dressed in traditional folk
costume. Performances will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There is
no admission charge. For more information, call (863) 763-4021.

Grace Christian holding fundraiser
The Grace Christian Schools' fourth grade class will be selling Easter
Lilies for $9, blue or pink Hydrangea's for $16 and $22 each with pot cov-
ers. All proceeds go to defray the cost for a Florida history tour to St.
Augustine. Orders must be placed no later than March 7. To place an
order, call (863) 697-0345 or (863) 763-3072.

The Gathering hosts dinner theater
A dinner theater will be held at The Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Ave., on
Friday, March 11, and will feature Mark and Sandy Remington as the
"Jenkins Family" in a hilarious rendition of the family. The performance
will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults. Children 12 and under
will be admitted free. For reservations, call (863) 357-0534.

Rodeo tickets now on sale
The 165 families of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Association
invite you to join in the family fun during their 54th rodeo season at the
Okeechobee Rodeo to be held Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March
13, at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. This PRCA (Pro Rodeo
Cowboy Association) sanctioned rodeo will include Harbor Federal Sad-
dle Bronc Riding, Domer's Inc. Steer Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding, Publix
Barrel Race, Calf Roping, Everglades Farm Equipment Bareback Riding,
RJ Gator's Mutton Bustin', The Tucker Group Wild Horse Race and Big
Lake Eye Care Calf Scramble. Rodeo tickets are on sale now at Eli's West-
ern Wear, 907 W. North Park Street in Okeechobee, for $14.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale March 17-19 from
7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee
*,Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All
proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

GC SO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of reorganiz-
ing the Glades County Sheriff's Office Lake Search and Rescue Auxiliary.
There will be a meeting at the Glades County Courthouse County Com-
mission Chambers on Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to
become a member should be present. All applicants must pass a full
background check in order to be considered. For information, contact
Captain Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100.


Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th annual
Fort Drum Day on March 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a bar-
becue, live music and games. For information, call Judy (863) 357-1581.

Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, Ph.D.,
LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on adolescence and sexual
boundaries. The free lecture will be presented at the Red Cross office, 323
North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. You are asked to bring
your lunch, but beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are pre-
sented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by
the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming lectures will focus on
sex education for teens/parents, sexual predators, adolescence and sexual

boundaries, and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. The
doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures will begin promptly at noon.
For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-5877.

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, March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa
Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha
Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" -
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" -
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Church hosts play on the Last Supper
The Okeechobee Christian Church will present The Living Last Supper on
Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters come to life in this
portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For information, call (863) 467-0070.

Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is beginning their
annual peanut butter Easter Egg sale. Our large eggs sell for $3.50. They
are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name written on them. Our
small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated with a flower. To place an
order, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 357-0415. Place orders in advance and
the order will be delivered to your home or office. Orders will be taken
through March 26.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-036
In Re: The Estate of
EVA JANE DUNN WILSON,
a/K/a EVA D. WILSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of EVA
JANE DUNN WILSON, a/k/a EVA D.
WILSON, deceased, File Number
2005-CP-036, by the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 304 N.W. Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the total cash value of
the estate is $20,000.00, and that
the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
John C. Wilson
102 Laurelwood Lane,
Carey, NC 27511
David S. Wilson
13429 Melvin Arnold Road,
Raleigh, NC 27613
Susan Ann Ann Wlson
1521 Main Street,
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must Uile their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors eof the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication is
February 25, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Susan Ann Wilson
1521 Main Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1367
Okeechobee, Flodrida 34973-1367
1863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, III
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