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Okeechobe C ews


Vol. 96 No. 58 Sunday, February 27, 2005 75 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
Agency hopes gallery
will spur adoptions
Ron Hancock said he knew
as soon as he saw Steven's pho-
tograph that the grinning 15-
year-old boy with the buzz hair-
cut would become his son.
"He just looked like one of
us," said the 42-year-old Han-
cock, who adopted the husky
boy last year after seeing his
portrait in an exhibition of chil-
dren available for adoption
Through the state.
Florida child welfare officials
hope the photos of 70 children
in the current "Heart Gallery"
will inspire more of those kind
of instant emotional connec-
tions and help find "forever
homes" for older children and
sibling groups, those foster kids
in the state system for whom
permanent placement has
always been difficult.
Page 6
Police arrest
suspected militants
Palestinian police arrested
two suspected militants Satur-
day in connection with a suicide
bombing that killed four Israelis
at a Tel Aviv nightclub, acting on
orders from Palestinian leader
Mahmoud Abbas to track down
those responsible for what he
called an act of sabotage.
Palestinian security officials
pointed to the Lebanese guerril-
la group Hezbollah, which has.
been trying to disrupt an infor-
mal Mideast truce, as the appar-
ent mastermind of the attack.
Abbas hinted at Hezbollah
involvement, holding a "third
party" responsible for the
bombing.
But Hezbollah; which is
funded by Iran, denied Saturday
it was behind the suicide bomb-
ing. The Lebanese group has
hundreds of West Bank gun-
men from various Palestinian
militant groups on its payroll.
In a statement in Beirut,
Hezbollah said it "categorically
denies accusations that alluded
to a supposed role it played in
the Tel Aviv operation, consider-
ing them completely devoid of
truth." Page 9

Drought Index
Current: 470
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.70 feet

Lake level
Last Year: ,-
15.30feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Main Street Barbecue: Teams from all over compete


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
George Bernhard (left) gives the "thumbs up" as he and his wife Donna Bernhard (right)
enjoy the barbecue at the Main Street Barbecue'Cook Off Saturday in Okeechobee. The
Bernhards are visiting from Pennsylvania.

Barbecue a hit with all ages


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The aromas of burning
wood and cooking food filled
phe air of downtown Okee-
chobee Saturday afternoon as
60 teams from all over the state
fired up their cookers and grills
to compete in the Third Annual
Okeechobee Main Street Barbe-
cue Cook Off.
Even though these teams
were competing for trophies
and bragging rights, the real
winners were the visitors to the
cook off.
With barbecued chicken,
beef, pork, swamp cabbage,
and baked beans of all varieties
for sale throughout the area, it
was difficult to choose which to
buy. The best bet was to sample
them all. It was amazing how
different the same food could
taste when prepared with
"secret" spices and cooked in
different ways.
Everywhere you looked
there were people munching
on ribs or chicken legs. Infants
toddled down the aisles clutch-
ing ribs dripping with sauce.
Elderly gentlemen sat smiling
and licking their fingers.


Commission



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varied agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners faced a long agen-
da consisting of a variety of
items at their Thursday meet-
ing
They discussed building
department policies, airport
projects, furnishing the new
courthouse, joining a regional
consortium and sponsorship
of a water festival.
Commissioners took up
two issues relating to the air-
port. They voted to request to
provide monthly progress pay-
ments to AVCON for their
work on the airport master
plan.


In a related matter, the
county amended the fiscal
budget to include an unex-
pected allocation of $162,411
from the Federal Aviation
Administration. This money
will be used for apron lighting.
Allen Queen discussed the
telephone system in the new
courthouse. He was asked to
look into the possibility of
leasing rather than buying the
telephone equipment. The
reasoning being that if the
county buys the telephone sys-
tem, the state will take it over.
However, lease fees are
considered operating expens-
es and the state might take on
See Agenda Page 2


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Shelby Ane Sumner, age 2, proves that people of all ages
love their barbecue. Shelby was at the Okeechobee Main
Street barbecue cookoff this weekend enjoying her ribs.


Music by locals such as
Bobby Hardy and the Bast fami-
ly entertained those in- atten-
dance. Carol Rogers of Grandy,
N.C. and Louise Dunn of Vir-
ginia Beach, Va. enjoyed the
music so much that they got up
and began to line dance around
in the grass. Even Mother


Nature cooperated. The sky
was overcast and a cool breeze
blew making the day even more
enjoyable.
"This. is delicious," stated
George Bernhard, a winter visi-
tor from Pennsylvania. He gave
See BBQ -Page 2


(Editor's note: This is the first
installment of a new weekly fea-
ture on the history of south-cen-
tral Florida. The series will
include interviews with long-
time residents. If you would like
to suggest someone to inter-
view for the series, please call
the newspaper at 763-3134 or
email
mmorris@newszap.com.)
By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY -
The first mention of Basinger
in Florida's rich history is actu-
ally not the town or the fort,


but an account of young First
Lieutenant, William Elon
Basinger, born in in 1806 and
killed in 1835 during the Sec-
ond Seminole War battle
See Basinger Page 2


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Courtesy photo/"History of Okeechobee County," by VanLandingham & Hetherington
Walker's General Store and Basinger Post Office is depicted in this photo from "History of
Okeechobee County."


Basinger dates


back to 1800s






2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 27,2005


News Briefs OEl


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






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lease charges.
County Administrator George
Long, Commissioner Ray Domer
and Clerk of Courts Sharon
Robertson were appointed to a
committee to choose interior
furnishings for the new court-
house.
Commissioners also entered
into an agreement with the Nat-
ural Resources Conservation
Service in the amount of
$2,174,000. This agreement pro-
vides for debris removal and
bank stabilization on a 75 per-
cent/ 25 percent cost-sharing
basis.
In addition, commissioners
approved two grant applications
dealing with the 9-1-1 system.
One grant requests funding to
upgrade the system, while the
other grant requests funds for a
generator for the jail since to
power the 9-1 -1 system.
Commissioners also author-
ized applying for grants pertain-
ing to a number of hurricane
related projects such as
stormwater systems to prevent


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ssimmee River, was one of the boats that served the


ring the 1880's steamboat
began on the Kissimmee
further-linking Basinger to
itside world of travel and
In 1901, James S. Walker
pointed postmaster. The
office was located in Walk-
eneral Store. Even before
land developers found the
selling the prairie land
of town to unsuspecting
erners for farming.
railroad was built from
tsville down to a point
Prairie Ridge which was
d about 12 miles north of
ger. But then farming pre-
ly failed, the railroad was
oned and the tracks taken
ie old railroad bed is now
ad called Peavine Trail that
north up through Viking
vision to the Kissimmee
Preserve State Park and
o the park.
Basinger didn't become a
lete ghost town. Other
e came later and the mem-
if the early days remain.
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ears old my family lived in
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Bass. "My father worked in
town. My grandparents lived up
in Basinger. We used to go visit
them every weekend or every
other weekend. After they black-
topped Highway 98, we moved
out there. With the road black-
topped my dad could get to
work in town. We had just sand
roads then and you either
bogged down in the dry sand in
the winter or bogged down in
the wet sand in the winter. Got
stuck either way.
"Then the hurricane tore out
the bridge over Chandler's
Slough," she said. "We had to go
all the way around by what we
called Nine Mile Grade. That
road runs between S.R. 70 and
Highway 98. Today it's called
724.
"In those days you didn't
drive more than 35-40 miles an
hour and that was fast then.
Everyone's cows ranged free.
Everyone's did. There weren't
any fences then. Cows had the
right-of-way. If there was a cow
in the road and it wouldn't
move, you waited 'til it did. They
said that when school let out,
teacher would let out the bigger
boys first to chase away any
nearby cows so they wouldn't
scare the little kids. It wasn't
until the 1940's that they passed
the law that you had to fence in
your cows," she said.
Mrs. Bass recalls battling
mosquitoes: "Hated 'em. I just
hated 'em. Our parents always
said 'Don't hold the door open!'
And of course I always had to
wear long sleeves for the mos-
quitoes and the sun too, and a
hat outdoors.
"Then it got popular to have a
tan and like all-the girls, I'd put
on baby oil with some iodine in
it and my mother had a fit. She
said, 'You'll get cancer and you'll
have freckles big as a nickel and
then you'll be sorry.'
"We made sure the grass and
weeds were always cut in the
yard around the house and no
flower pots or other containers
stood around with water in
them. At night sometimes my
parents would build a fire out-
side so all the kids could run
around it and yell and carry on,
but the fire would keep the mos-
quitoes away," Mrs. Bass said.
"Then we had Gulf Spray in a
pump sprayer and we could
spray the rooms in the house to
kill mosquitoes there.
"Progress will come whether
you like it or not you can take it
like in a bag and squeeze tight,
but you have to let it out sooner
or later in some way, But Florida
doesn't ever change, not really.
Florida changes you," said Mrs.
Bass.


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flooding, storm protection for
the emergency operation center,
a county-wide emergency com-
munications system and genera-
tors.
Commissioners voted to join
a consortium with DeSoto, Hard-
ee, Hendry, Highland and Glades
counties to qualify for annual
allocation of Housing and Urban
Development funds.
Kathy Scott, director of the
Tourist Development Council
(TDC), discussed plans for the
first annual WaterFest F.U.N.
(Families Understanding Nature)
event. The activity is a coopera-
tive effort of her organization,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina. The
event will include educational
activities, arts and crafts, enter-
tainment, food and activities
such as a bass tournament, cast-
ing contest, pontoon boat rides
and airboat rides.
Commissioners approved
sponsorship, program advertis-
ing and booth rental fees and
authorized development of an
account under the TDC for
WaterFest F.U.N. events and
future events and promotions as


BBQ
Continued From Page 1
the "thumbs up" sigr) as he and
his wife Donna enjoyed a basket
full of ribs.
The Corvette Club of Okee-
chobee Lake was present with
many of their cars on display from
a beautiful '63 Vette with original
black paint that shone like a mir-
ror to a red '04 that just begged to


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needed.
In other action, the board:
purchased a Konica x-ray
film processor for the medical
examiner's office in the amount
of $4,650;
purchased four self con-
tained breathing apparatus at a
cost of $15,798.20;
accepted the donation of
two used fire trucks from Martin
County;
directed staff to make'
replaced fire trucks available to
Glades County;
purchased mowers and
other right-of-way maintenance
equipment from Everglades
Farm Equipment Co. for
$210,272.93;
approved submission of
application by the sheriff's office
for a Department of Justice grant
in the amount of $20,924; and,
adopted the part of the
county's comprehensive plan
that was approved by the
Department of Community
Affairs (DCF) upon the recom-
mendation of Bill Royce. Mr.
Royce will rework those items
that DCA questioned and pres-
ent them to the board later.


be driven hard.
Two custom motorcycles in
totally different styles from Style
Studio Custom Motorcycle Shop
in Okeechobee were also on dis-
play; one in a bright yellow and
the other in an orange that
glowed.
It was an enjoyable way to
spend a Saturday afternoon no
matter if you liked to eat, listen to
music or lust over gorgeous cars
and bikes.


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Students congratulated for making honor roll


Okeechobee High School stu-
dents who made the A and B
Honor Roll are:

10th Grade
Brenda Albarran, Tierra Allen,
Enriquita Aragon, Alexis Ariail,
Reed Bailey, Rebecca Barnes,
Brandon Baughman, Meagan
Benbow, Cassidy Blair, Cristie
Booth, Andrea Brandes, Shau-
naye Brown, Jessica Bryant,
Alysha Burks, Christine Carter,
Cassandra Chesley, Ashley
Cohen, Jennifer Cornell, Adan
Cortex, Tiffany Crawford,
Christopher Curtis, Brian Dela-
hanty, Deidra Dorriety, Michael
Drouillard, Trent Duke, Corrissa
Ebeling, Alycia Eddings, Jennifer
Evans, Maximiano Gallegos,
Diego Gamez, Uriel Garcia, Mar-
tin Garcia, Omar Guerrero,
Megan Hair, Alyss Hampton,
Ashley Haymond, Sh-nia Hen-
derson, Frank Hernandez, Ashe-
ly Hickox, Abbey Hoover, Rakel
Huitron, Cody Hurst, Eric Inte-
riand, Matthew Jansen, Candace
Jaquith, Latreyvia Johnson,
Charles Kelly, Shannon
Lawrence, Rachel Lowe, Mar-
lena Mansingh, Lalke McNeil,
Jamie Mewbourn, Cali Miller,
Jacob Miller, Marissa Montoya,
Candice Morris, Brittany Morri-
son, Cassie Murphy, Javier
Navarro, Christopher Neal,
Shartelle Neal, Justin, Oldham-
York, Cameron Orem, Bhavesh
Patel, Rubi Prieto, Rachele
Provencher, Carlos Ramirez,
Ignacio Ramirez, Jacob Ratliff,
Estella Rebollar, Tashi Refoure,
Jason Resendiz, Virginia
Reynoso, Candelaria Rivero,


Erica Rodriguez, Ashley Royals,
Adela Ruiz, Shavon Rush,
Sammy Samuels, Zein Sanchez,
Cynthia Seville, Benjamin Smith,
Britney Suit, Vernita Taylor,
Shawna Tyner, Chelsea Wallace,
Christina Ward, Jena Williams,
Dominique Alderman, Donald
Bell, Hannah Bishop, Katie
Bryan, Britani Bryner, Kyle Buck-
ner, Maricela Cardoso, Doris
Catalan, Tabitha Childers,
Michelle Cooley, Jessaka Cotton,
Carri Durham, Kyle Durham,
Bryce Emley, Justin Engler,
Hilary Fox, Mandy Frazier, Tiffani
Garcia, Alexander Godwin,
Adam Graves, Heidi Groso,
Amanda Harmon, Jessica Hartis,
Nicole Henry, Stephen Hirst, Erin
Kersey, Calvin King, Stephanie
Lacher, Amy Lamberti, Daylet
Leyva, April Lineberry, Elizabeth
Macedo, Sonia Maldonado,
Brooke Marquette, Whitney
McGee, Diana Moros, Teresa Ng,
Adela Nunez, Seth Pollock,
Nicole Powers, Morgan Richey,
Dianna Rodriguez, Robert
Rodriguez, Angela Rowe, Grisel-
da Ruiz, Brooke Bowers, Rodger,
Clyne, Isabel Garcia, Victoria
Hannon, Sarah Helton, Maria
Hernandez, Arianna Hodges,
Kayla Jeffers, Jason Knapp, Eric
Lodge, Jose Olvera, Purvi Patel,
Brooke Ragamat, Alejandra
Tinajero, Brianne Viens, Kavisha
Zaveri, Carlyn Schaefer, Maurisa
Simmons, Rachael Smith, Tara
Threewits, Althea Tunac, Devon
Venables, Jessica Ward and Erin
Willie.

11th Grade
Kara Bailey, Richard Barnes,


William Berry, Nichole Bianchi-
ni, Kara Black, Ronni Campbell,
Jessie Carr, Kellyann Adler,
Christian Arocho-Babilonia,
Eutimio Bucio, Thomas Camp-
bell, Jerrel Carpenter, Sonya
Chapa, Faria Chaudhary, Caleb
Christian, Larry Comer, Asha
Beth Dave, Autumn Decarlo,
Elizabeth Dyce., Jacob Fornes,
Anna Gilliland, Bobbie Haber-
bandt, Michael Haddan, Holly
Hayes, Samuel Hazellief, Brent
Hill, Jeremy Hoglo, Kennishia
Jervier, Sergio Lujan, Marc
Macias, James Madrigal, Tiffany
Mathis, Brooke McDowell, Kati
McWaters, Jael Medina-Carrion,
Paolo Melendez, James Miller,
Felix Moros, Dante Mucherino,
.Gregory Myers, Bobby Peaden,
Elucina Pineda, Liliana Reyez,
Crystal Rhoden, Christopher
Robinson, Christopher Carter,
Samantha Chandler, Jose
Chavez, Ashley Childers, Daniel
Ciorrocco, Richard Cook,
Charles Davis, Jeffery Davis,
Crystal Douglas, Josephine
Elders, Sarah Elders, Joseph
Ellis, Gerardo Espinoza, Shanna
Furphy, Diana Gomez, Kaitlin
Harris, Kyle Harwas, Robyn
Hedges, Morgan Hord, Jake
Johnson, Katelin Johnson,
James Kennedy, Heidi Lefevre,
Anastasia Letcher, Leigh Light-
sey, Joanna Loredo, Jake
Maxwell, Martin McCreary, Den-
nis McCune, Tasha McPeak,
Samuel -Mejia, Heather Miller,
Mario Monjaras, Shana Neal,
Sonia Nunez, Nancy Olivares,
Jonathan Peaden, Emily Peter-
son, Brittany Phillips, Esteban
Pineda, Erica Pope, Josefina
Ramirez, Erick Raulerson, Lloyd


Richards, Jennifer Riley, Amanda
Rodriguez, Luz Rodriguez,
Megan Rodriguez, Cesar
Romero, Magdalena Ascencio,
Justin Ellis, Amanda Jamison,
Benjamin Mehanni, Michael
Minnick, Cheree Pollard,
Gretchen Roehm, Maria Ruiz,
Sylvia Robinson, Jessica Roby,
Lacy Rock, Barbara Santacruz,
Stephanie Scurry, Tahni
Sheffield, Jeremy Smith, Sonya
Smith, Catherine Spangler, Lara
Stanley, Jordan Terry, David
Thomas, Jessica Vuleta, Kayla
Walters, Craig Webb, Jo Wiler-
son, Lynsey Wright, Candas
Sanders, Scott Schoonover,
Amanda Schrock, Ericka Smith,
Audrey Snow, Carson Storey,
Christopher Suarez, Juan Tagle,
Kyle Tate, Shane Thomas,
Nicholas Thompson, Neivys
Trimino-Ochoa, William Valen-
tine, Maria Vargas, Amber Wagn-
or, Jamie Werk and Leann
Williams.

12th Grade
Andrew Albritton, Steven
Allen, Jose Arellano, Pamela
Arnold, Phillip Arnold, Stefanie
Arnold, John Benbow, Gray
Bishop, Erika Boone, Shamera
Brown, Susan Budovsky, Amos
Bullock, Chase Burkhardt,
Nicole Burney, Ryan Butler,
Kevin Casperson, Natasha Cas-
selton, Allissa Childs, Jennifer
Cletzer, Ernesto Contreras, Kacy
Crews, Justin Domer, Brian Due-
nas, Jeffrey Fadley, Holly Garrett,
Ashley Gearns, Ashley Goggans,
Juan Gonzalez, David Griffith,
Juana Guerrero, Amanda Han-
cock, Michael Hanley, Christina


School Menu


Okeechobee
County School
District
Feb. 28 through March 4
Monday, Feb. 28
Breakfast:
'Cereal and Toast
Pancake sausage wrap

Lunch:
Chicken nugget w/roll
Barbecue pork riblet On bun
Broccoli w/cheese
Rosey applesauce
Tuesday, March 1
Breakfast:


Cereal and Toast
Honey Bun

Lunch:
Cheeseburger deluxe
Corn dog
Oven baked tater tots
Fruit salad

Wednesday, March 2
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Biscuit and sausage (turkey)

Lunch:
Baked chicken w/honey wheat,


Tuna salad on bun
Seasoned green beans
SDiced peaches


Obituaries


Rev. Leonard P Cutts
Rev. Leonard P. Cutts, 83, of
Winter Haven died on Feb. 25,
2005, of heart disease in Lake-
land. He was
formerly of
Okeechobee,
moving there
in the 1970s
until relocating
in 1994. Rev.
Cutts was born
on Dec. 11,
1921, in Laurel
Hill. He wvas a Rev. Leonard
lifelong resi- R Cutts
dent of Florida.
He was the pastor of Assembly of
God Church.
Rev. Cutts served in the U.S.
Army during WWII. He enjoyed
fishing and RV travel. In addition
to being a pastor, he was also a
builder and worked in the Palm
Beach area while living in Okee-
chobee.
He is survived by his wife June


grandchildren and. 11 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, Feb.
28, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Ott-
Laughlin F.H. in Winter Haven.
Services will be on March 1 at 10
a.m. at Galloway Assembly of
God in Lakeland.
In lieu-of flowers memorial
.contributions may be made to
Galloway Assembly of God, Build-
ing Fund 4405 N. Galloway Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33810.
Arrangements by Ott-Laughlin
Funeral Home.


Maccie
Underhill Fergan
Maccie Underhill Fergan, age
94, of Stuart died Wednesday,
Feb. 23, 2005, at the Parkway
Health and Rehabilitation Center
in Stuart. She was born Dec. 1,
1910 in Frost Proof to William
'Freeman and Mary Underhill. She
was self employed in real estate
investments, having come to Stu-
art from Jupiter in 2003. Mrs. Fer-
gan was of the Protestant faith
and was a member of the Eastern
Star in West Palm Beach and the
D.O.E.S. She was an avid fisher-
man with two world records in
the ladies division for the largest
Wahoo and Kingfish. She loved to
paint and travel.
Mrs. Fergan was preceded in
death by her husband Matthew
Fergan.
She is survived by: three broth-
ers, WF. Underhill Jr. of Sarasota,
Wilford Underhill of Okeechobee,
and V.L. Underhill of Okee-
chobee; four sisters, Mildred
Wade of Hayesville, N.C., Audrey
Hopson, Celia Underhill both of
Stuart, and Joyce Crouch of Ft.
Pierce; and 31 nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be
held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel, Mrs.
Fergan's nephew Pastor Lee All-
corn will officiate. In lieu of flow-
ers the family requests memorials
be made to Hospice of Martin
County, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stu-
art, Fla. 34997.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Thursday, March 3
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
French toast sticks
Lunch:
Deli Turkey sandwich
Grilled cheese
Vegetable soup
Fresh fruit
Oatmeal cookie
Friday, March 4
Breakfast:
Cereal and toast
Super donut
Lunch:
Pizza Day


Stuffed crust or wedge
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Golden corn
Strawberry cup
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk


Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


Hannon, Crystal Harris, Tiffany
Harrison, Kristina Henry, Kristie
Holley, Cristoval Jimenez, Maria
Jimenez, Appolonia Jones,
Justin King, Johanna Klingler,
James LaDuke, Christopher
Laawrence, Heather Lefevre,
Ashley Leitner, Mario Martinez.,
Samantha McKenna, Jared Mob-
ley, Patricia Morrison, Deke Pad-
gett, Wilfrido Palacios, Ashley
Perry, Jose Prado, John Ren-
franz, Daniel Rickards, Linda
Robles, Kendra Root, Randi
Rowland, Hugo Sanchez,
Manuel Sanchez, Regla San-
taacruz, Marbella Santibanez,
Julie Sergel, Kerry Simms,
Savannah Smith, Jacob Streel-
man, Juan Suarez, Stanley Tay-
lor, Deborah Underhill, Athena
Valladares, Maria Vargas, Maria
Vieyra, Aracelix Villalpando,
Adam Ward, Justin White, John
Wilbur, Rolando Luviano,.Jen-
nifer Mann, Dacia McCune,"
George McMillan, Davisha
Moore, Don Moore, Shaun Mor-
gan, Angelica Moros, Jose
Nunez, D'Anna Osceola, Janet
Pineda, Alan Pringle, Krystal
Rathbun, Elizabeth Rodriguez,


Travis Rogers, Ashley Ronkko,
Peritz Samuels, Raquel Sanchez,
Katherine Saucier, Charles
Schultz, Derek Shembarger, Toni
Spivey, Jeremy Strenth, Amber
Thiboult, Amanda Vlkojan,
Rachel Walpole, Ladonna Weir,
Alvin Wilson, Danielle Witter,
Janine Wood, Donald Yates,
Crystal Zamora, Ryan Bailey,
Megan Bell, Amy Braybon, Brett
Fuller, Marcus Marsocci, Phillip
Powers, Jenna Tenniswood, Ali-
cia Welch, Pedro Alvarez, Rachel
Amiet, Eduarda Arellano, Jesus
Ayala, Clyde Bass, Desiree
Boswell, Tequesta Brifil, Wilner
Brifil, SUmmer Carnahan,
Camelia' Chavez, Leeth
Clements, Kelli Cochran, Jeffrey
Coker, Lisa Coyne, Rachel Dear-
born, Perla Espinoza, Mayreli
Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Randy
Grien, Audra Hales, Andrew
Hall, Sara Hedges, Cesar Jaimes,
Ghardae Jarvis, Kendra Jones,
Shannon Keller, Amy Kinser,
Renee Klingler, Abigail Loredo,
Jessica Wilderman, Christie
Williams, Alyssa Willie, Donald
Wilson, Whitney Wood, Roman
Yanez and Kathryn Yeager.


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Community Events

Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Satur-
day. For more information, call (863) 467-4342.
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. For information, call (863) 697-2258.
Treasure Island church hosts speaker
Dr. Ben Alpert, a representative of Chosen People Ministries,
will be speaking at the Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S.
441 S.E., on Sunday, Feb. 27, during the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
services. The meeting is open to the public, and the church invites
the Christian and Jewish community to attend. For information,
call Duane Eatmon at (863) 763-0550
OCRA meeting scheduled
On March 3, at Teen Town starting at 7:30 p.m. the Okee-
chobee Citizens Recreational Association (OCRA) will hold their
monthly meeting. This meeting is held the first Thursday of each
month and everyone over the age of 18 is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Rev. Paul E. Jackson (863) 824-0899 or visit
www.chobee.com.
American Red Cross barbecue
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will be holding
it's annual chicken barbecue dinner on Friday, March 4, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinners can be picked up at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
or you can call (863) 763-2488 for delivery. All dinners are $6 each
and include chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, a roll and desert. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.
Speckled Perch Beauty Contest slated
The Speckled Perch Beauty Contest will be held March 4 at 7
p.m. at the KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-
6464.
Church hosts chicken dinner
The United Methodist-Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked
chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St. The church is located between the Bank of
America and the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Lunch will be
served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until
6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are
available at the church office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.
Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is
designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill
in leather tooling. It is designed for mature person 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
Church hosts Blackwood Quartet
Okeechobee Christian Church will host the Blackwood Gospel
Quartet concert on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The church is
located at 3055 SE. 18th Terr. For information, call (863) 467-
0070.
Youth Livestock show canceled workday
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri --Civic Center that was sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays, Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20. Please
have show boxes and record books completed early and do not
miss FCAT tests March 14, 15, and 16 so there are no make-ups
during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes (863) 357-
2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.
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 chick-
en/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.





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Looking Back ...
This picture was taken by John Kunkel Small in 1917 of young birds removed from a borrow that was 8 feet long on Indi-
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Upcoming Events

Sunday
AA meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It will be an open step meeting.
Tuesday
Alanon meetingwill 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. Any-
one interested 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 con-
ference room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, 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 technolo-
gy 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 informa-
tion, 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 Cor-
ral Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is wel-
come. 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 Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can 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.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. 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 infor-
mation, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
AA 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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the
V.FW. Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veter-
ans are invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, of Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.



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the money you need.


Community Events


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 (Lit-
tle), 13-17 (Teen) and, 18 and over (Ms.) Married women are
welcome in the 18 and over division only. For boys, the age
groups will be: birth to 2 (Little 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 pageant will go to the March
of Dimes. For information, call Shannon Padgett at (863) 467-
8969. The annual WalkAmerica event will be held in Okee-
chobee on March 19.
DAR meeting is planned
The Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) will meet at 11 a.m. on March 5 at the Clock
Restaurant. The chapter meets from October to May. For informa-
tion, call Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492.
School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Start. You may also get information at this
number regarding just what early learning programs are avail-
able in Okeechobee County. Many children are currently being
enrolled in school readiness programs.
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like
to invite the community to participate in a project for Operation
Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20
servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serv-
ing our country have requested items not only for themselves,
but they also give items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and
visiting. We would like to invite the community to help us with
this project. For more information, contact Chairperson Myra
White at (863) 357-2975.



Upcoming Events

Thursday
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome.
For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W Fifth Street, is open
for blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
(863) 467-9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc: sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizers Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The
meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information
or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free
respite care is available for your loved one while you are in group
at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult pay Care, 407 N.W Second Ave.
For information'about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that
will meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is avail-
able at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W Second Ave.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.


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Community Events

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have
an image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two
sides of the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper
telling some of the history of the beautiful old building for $6.
Thesreare available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Histori-
cal Society has reprinted the small booklet entitled "Pictorial
History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too,
is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also avail-
able at the Historical Museum, which is open each Thursday
from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-prof-
it organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing
to girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours
are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Par-
enting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., -across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a
free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-,
4- and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee
County School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792.
Or,' you may download them directly from the web at
www.schoolreadiness.org
Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate
your used or empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the
Post. The Post will receive a donation from ECC. All monies
received from this project will be used to purchase supplies for
the needy school children in the Okeechobee School system.
Boxes will be made available at.the following locations: Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W Park Street.
Additional collection points will be made available at a. later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or
(863) 763-8971.
School is collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds
will be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may
be dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W Fifth
Ave.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has
announced that with the donation of funds from Everglades
Elementary School, which were matched by the council, 14
families with 48 children were helped. The families faced a
great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many of the
children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of
their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also
received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Ele-
mentary School donated a check that they received from chil-
dren in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several fami-
lies assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
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Brahman tennis team


shuts out Lady Panthers


Courtesy photo
The Buckhead Ridge Marina hosted its second annual speck
tourney last weekend. Max Borten (left) took first place;
defending champion Allen Frogue (center) finished in sec-
ond and Lavon Pease (right) took third. Borten's name will
now join Frogue's on a plaque displaying tournament win-
ners. The plaque was donated to the tournament by Iron
Belly Antiques.

Buckhead Ridge


Marina hosts tourney


.The Buckhead Ridge Marina
hosted its second annual speck
tournament last weekend. Fifty-
two teams from all over the
country hit the water of Lake
Okeechobee in search of
specks. At tourney's end, Max
Borten of Ohio took home first
place and a check for $135 with
1.9 lbs of specks. His name will
be added to the tournament
winners' plaque donated by Iron


Belly Antiques.
Defending champion Allen
Frogue of Kentucky pulled in
second place and a check for
$75 with 1.6 lbs.
Third place honors and a
check for $50 went to Lavon
Pease of Arkansas for his 1.5 lb.
catch.
Following the tourney partici-
.pants and guests enjoyed an old
fashioned southern fish fry.


The Lady Panthers of Ft. Pierce
Westwood came to Okeechobee
to take on a strong Lady Brahman
tennis team. They returned to Ft.
Pierce with a 7-0 loss. The results
of the matches are as follows:
Singles competition:
Catherine Spangler (Okee.)
def. Alex Torbett (West.) 6-3, 6-0.
Alyssa Wright (Okee.) def.
Olivia Macy (West.) 6-3, 6-1.
Jenni Ronkko (Okee.) Amber


Furford (West.) 6-1, 6-3.
Rachel Vickers (Okee.) def.
Laura Evans (West.) 6-1, 6-1.
Rina Boswell (Okee.) def. Min-
ian Ambo (West.) 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles competition:
Spangler and Wright (Okee.)
def. Torbett and Macy (West.) 8-6.
Ronkko and Vickers (Okee.)
def. Crystal Bell and Marie
LeBlanc (West.) 8-0.


Lady Brahman tennis


team continues to win


The Lady Brahmans traveled
to Ft. Pierce to meet the ladies
from John Carroll High School
at the Lawnwood tennis courts.
They returned to Okeechobee
with another win under their
belts, defeating the ladies of
John Carroll 5-2.
The results in singles compe-
tition are:
Catherine Spangler (Okee.)
def. Lauren Schubel (JC) 8-1.
Alyssa Wright (Okee.) def.
Nicole Hamilton (JC) 8-6.
Christina Corrupio (JC) def.
Jenni Ronkko (Okee.) 8-1.


Rachel Vickers (Okee.) def.
Allie Holmar (JC) 8-5.
Rina Boswell (Okee.) def.
Barbara Pabelec (JC) 8-3.
Doubles:
Spangler and Wright (Okee.)
def. Whitney Mills and Marcela
Mattanoros (JC) 8-0.
Hamilton and Corrupio (JC)
def. Ronkko and Vickers
(Okee.) 8-6.
The Lady Brahmans will take
on the Lady Jaguars of Port St.
Lucie on Mar. 1 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex..Match-
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The folks at Tour Edge Golf have
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it was not a surprise to see them
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way woods. The line is known as
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Mosteller and Hall win

local fishing competition


Taylor Creek Bass Club and
the Okeechobee Marine Cen-
ter conducted a Bassmaster
Casting Kids competition on
Sunday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The event, which
was held at the Okeechobee
Marine Center, was open to
girls and boys in two age
groups, 7-10 and 11-14. Free
hot dogs and soft drinks were
given to all attendees courtesy
of Okeechobee Marine Center.
Following instructions
given by the members of Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club and a
practice period, each partici-
pant tested their flipping,
pitching and casting skills.
Cody Mosteller won the 7-


10 age group competition. He
received a first place medal
and a Bassmaster rod and reel
for his efforts.
Dusty Hall won in the 11-14
age group competition. He
received a first place medal, a
Bassmaster rod and reel and a
Quantum tournament rod and
reel furnished by Garrard's
Tackle Shop.
Both young men will
advance to the Florida state
competition in March. State
winners advance to the semi-
finals and potentially the
National Bassmaster Casting
Kids Championship for a
share of over $20,000 in schol-
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Udder nonsense for your woods!
Houdini features an offset head .
design and a one inch shorter shaft ...
that helps square the face at :- .
impact. A low kick-point shaft .'..'.':
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For information on the Houdini
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What can I say? This product .4i;, I
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deer) or your.basic domestic ani- ..
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Golf and Country Club Results


P.I.G.S. League
Feb. 18: Scramble Format: First
Place- The Oops team of Kenny
Curran, Randy Ketcherside and
Sunni Adams. Last Place-The Odd
Ball team of Bruce Syjud, John
Nickelson and Danny Arnold.
Closest to the Pin- (2) Randy
Ketcherside, (8) John Nickelson,


(11) Danny Arnold and (17) Sunni
Adams.

Feb. 22: First Place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Second Place-Jack Forde.
Last Place-John Nickelson. Clos-
est to the Pin- (2) Don Heath, (8)
Jack Forde, (11) Verlie Moore and
(17) Jack Forde.


Brahmii Teatrs II
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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Movie times for Friday, Feb. 25, -
through Thursday, March 3, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 "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 Stnday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 -
p.m.
Theatre Ill "Are We Trhere 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,. *
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Briefs

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm-
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center.
should call the County Veterans.,
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124,
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four of social securi-
ty number, date and time of.
appointment and whether a wheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed.' All
appointments must' be before
noon. If there are any-questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource-Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence'education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays arid Thurs
days. We are located at 1505 $ iPr-.
rott Ave., across from the movip
theatre. For more information-or
appointments call 763-883.;
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for-parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on 'Tesdays.at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen,
months the toddler, 18. to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon serlse. E.ah
week parents "earn" baby' bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the.
Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided, however infants in
carriers are welcome.'For details.
call 763-8859 or 697-6320.'
American Red Cross-
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team.
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT' is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of'
your time and talents to help local'
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Andy or Candace at the Aineri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.
Need help paying-
for quality child care
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children age birth through.pre-'
school on a first come, first served
basis while funding is available-ng.
wait list! Parents must: be a resi-
dent of Okeechobee Counlty,.meet
income guidelines, be working, or
going to school or a combination.
of both for at least 20 hours per
week. Call toll free (866) 273-6340
Head Start Project.
accepting applications..
Okeechobee I Center located'at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children canrbenefit
from receiving educational Health
and Social Services which.our pro-

gram offers. We serve'children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in -the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We encouir-
age families of children with dis-
abilities to apply. For more inforrina-'
lion call (863) 467-0702 and ask for.
Sylvia, Ella, or Page.


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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

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today's classifleds. Did today's classified. Did
you look for It? you look for It?


A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT w/good:
Hardware, Computer &
Intemet skills.
Pick up application at:
100 SW 15th St. or
Fax Resume to:
863-467-0816.


ASSISTANT MANAGER
* Nights & Weekends. Pizza
Experience a must. Call
(863)467-2222 Richard.

BAR STAFF
FRONT DESK &
HOUSEKEEPING
Apply In person @ Pier II


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Okeecnhobee car and provide excellent


News


service to our customers
everyday.


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


The Okeechobee News is seeking full
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:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News -
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer











Manager Trainee
High caliber Individual with previous related management experti-
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
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
Analyze daily sales and expense information and take appropriate action
Budget and forecast Profit and Loss lines
Manage merchandise margins
Safeguard and account for all money received and disbursed
Bilingual A Plus
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Eye Med Plan,
Disability, Paid Vacation, Retirement Program
Starting Compensation $25,000 Per Year
Apply At Circle K


3761 Hwy. 441
Okeechobee


or 400 Hwy. 98 N.
Okeechobee
rm 76-21


LABORATORY MEDICAL
TECHNOLOGIST
To perform medical laboratory test, procedures and ex-
periments; Conduct analyses of blood and blood prod-
ucts, tissues, secretions, and excretions of the human
body including urine, spinal fluid, peritoneal and pleural
fluids using various chemical, hematologic, micro-
scopic, parasitologic, bacteriologic, serologic, histo-
pathologic and other laboratory procedures and tech-
niques, either manual or automated, in accordance with
established protocols to aid physicians and in the diag-
nosis, study and treatment of diseases and in the pro-
motion of health in general; Evaluate requested proce-
dures to determine suitability of specimen for analysis
and/or request new specimen if determined unsuitable;
Prepare reagents and primary reference materials; Cali-
brate, standardize, adjust and maintain instruments;
Conduct quality control procedures on equipment, re-
agents and products; Maintain proper records for quali-
ty control reports
REQUIRE: Bachelors degree in Medical Technology
with 2 yrs exp. in the job offered. Must have current
Medical Technologist license with the State of Florida.
Competitive salary offered. Send resume to: Alan
Goode, Integrated Regional Laboratories at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 North, P.O. Box 1307, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34972; Attn: Job MO.


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 Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
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.
DISTRIBUTOR
*ROUTE SALES
WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
Driver/Thrower
Clean CDL CIs B Lic.
772-597-3755/220-9939
Indlantown Sanitation
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.
Full Time
RV Mechanic
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
FUN JOB 6 Openings avail.
Travel required. Travel &
lodging furnished. Call
Jack 1-877-632-9123.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


Fort Drum$


I^441A North.,B


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Mar. 7th
National Certilication
-Financial Assistance
Job Placement in your area
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsni-schlools.com

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
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Exp'd Cook & Wait Staff
Ranchers 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
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A-CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410
PAINTER
Experienced only
Call
(863)634-0296
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com
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
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-3pm.
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, FI 34973

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


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time








14 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 27, 2005


Assistant Managers
i I.J,. li.,. i .1 ,i. i with previous related experience in
Drugstore, Supermarket or Restaurant Supervisory Position
with the following skills
Basic Computer Skills
Ability to communicate in English both orally & in writing
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 Compron:atini $8.00 per hour
bilingual A Plus
Apply At Circle K
3761 Hwy. 441 or 400 Hwy. 98 N.
Okeechobee Okeechobee
EOE 763-2212


1 eechobee News|
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where.
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
ThT, Dil Ok ..WbN ,. 1, A,, Eua[l Oprtuht Em ployer


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






Positions Currently Available Include:
Welding / IFabrcatoi Water Well Drdler
Job Shop Helper Pump /Watei Treatment Trch
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At;
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please



SHANDY FOOD STORES
S Now has openings for:
Full Time and Part Time
Clerks/Cashiers who are looking
for opportunities to grow. P
SWe are looking for friendly, sincere |
Candidates who want the opportunity p
- to succeed. We have openings in
the Okeechobee area.
H Benefit packages available to
8 Full-Time and Part-Time candidates.
,1: Apply at the store located ,at.
2790 Highway 441 S.,
Okeechobee, FL.
DFW/EOE


NEW HORIZONS OF THE TREASURE COAST
has the following positions available in our
Okeechobee Outpatient Branch Office:

ADULT CASE MANAGER
Salary Negotiable

RECOVERY SUPPORT
SPECIALIST
Salary: $9.00 per hour

Apply: New Horizons, 4500 W. Midway Rd.,
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 Fax (772)468-5606
EOE/ADA/DFWP www.nhtcinc.ora


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



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



READING A NEWSPAPER...


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time


EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TORS 5yrs. .. exper.
min. top pay. Call
Chris 813-323-5140
or main office
800-446-3326
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
Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com




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


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




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed 'income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.



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.

How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classifieds.
Reading a newspaper helps
you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people


TRUCK DRIVERS
WANTED

Class A & B. Sign on Bonus.
Health/Dental, 401K, Paid
Vacation/Holidays, sick time.
Bonus Incentive. Call
1-800-226-3057. Fax:
863-491-0819. DFWP



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Major Okeechobee financial firm needs per-
son full time with computer, communication
and organizational skills who can work inde-
pendently to perform marketing and custom-
er service. Offering 'benefit pkg. and online
training program. EOE

Send resume to: P.O. Box 940, Attn: Human
Resources, Okeechobee, FL 34973-0940.



POSITION AVAILABLE
In busy office for self motivated,
responsible individual with good
computer skills and basic understanding
of accounting. Please Respond To:
Classified Department
Dept #1390
PO Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973



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


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





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




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


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

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


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


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


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMIVATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243





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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books a Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. G:assware,. Etc.560
Clothing 5659
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Fure 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies!
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR 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, Kenmore,
Roll Around. Works well.
$75 (863)467-6088

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

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 .

MICROWAVE Sanyo,
Good Condition $10.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
RANGE


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 1pr.
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 I1
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 SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
DINING RM TABLE w/10
cowhide seat chairs
$2500 (863)634-5732

Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
58 Inches wide, fits 33
Inch TV, $50. (863)357-
3358
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083.

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



KITCHEN TABLE,
'w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

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.
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.



Cleveland Tour Irons, 3
thru PW, Big Bertha driver
& Cleveland cart bag,
$250. (863)763-3724
GOLF CLUBS


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

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



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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 w/all 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)805r0000
Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.
GRAMMA'S OLD
Blk. 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



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- 2'/2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
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
HUGE PHOTOS


sq ft, located on 441 N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


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




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


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


CHAIN FALL, YALE, 1/2 Ton.
$30. (863)763-6901


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098
TABLE SAW
Craftsman 10"
$300
(863)467-9284


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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 145
Farm Equipment 305
Farm Feed Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 215
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn s Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865



LAWN MOWER, Dixon,
Zero Turn, 52 in cut, 18hp,
runs good, new parts,
$1500. (863)697-2032
LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.
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


Reotals

7l I I vNT

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


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
1'/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.
VILLA- 2BR, 2BA, unfur-
nished, $700 a month,
first, last $350 sec. No
Pets. (863)763-4034.



Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000


IMMEDIATE OPENING nvello
Part-Time Pharmacist Equal
Pharmaceutical Services Opportunity Employer


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


Empoyen
Meica :20


Emlymn
Meicl 20


HOPE HOSPICE

RN's Full Time ,
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
AVAILABLE
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday,' some weekends
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!.
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
(Fax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.honehospice.orq/Careers.htm Drug Fre
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IEmploymen
Pat imef 2151


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
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WANTED MATURED,
WOMAN To live in & be a
companion to a 90 yr old
woman. Free room &
board + salary.
(863)763-5330.

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basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale In
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze


PHLEBOTOMIST
Medical clinic in
Okeechobee, FL. needs
a Phlebotomist full time.
M-F, 8-5. Computer
Experience needed.
Fax resume to Tracy at
772-595-6560.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifieds.


Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.



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


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5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Lynk Predator
9 irons 2 woods Plus 2
custom woods Sand &
putter $80 (772)461-
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123



FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)694-2724.
MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
S(239)292-1153.


Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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


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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 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouseq Sale 1015
Farms-Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 10501
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1055
Resort Property -
Sale I0I0
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
($1$63,000.)reducedto
$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
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classifieds
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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



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



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


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


Mobile Homes



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






2/2 on waterfront ot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.





2/2 on Waterfront lot in Pri-
vate Park furnished land-
scaped, Many extras Call
Jay 863-634-3451.
90 Redman DbI Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000


6ouses-Sale


DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 100x100
lot all for $58,000 neg.
(863)357-2396
Doublewide Mobile Home
for sale, 4BR/2BA on
leased lot, (863)763-
4645
DOUBLEWIDE- with 90x120
lot, remodeled in and out,
$89,000. (863)467-7101.

PARK MODEL, 37 Ft., 1 BR,
1 BA, Full length window in
FL Rm. on Leased lot in
park w/access to lake.
Completely furnished.
$17,500. 863-467-4348
SKYLINE Custom built park
model. 12', Screen room.
Fum. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975
WATER FRONT Taylor
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screen in porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm
(863)467-0771.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers, RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035


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
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


Fifth WhI. Hitch, Li'l 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'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$2'0,000
(910)443-5071
Trailer 33', w/Fl. rm. Furn.
w/washer & dryer
& freezer. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.


Automobiles I



Automobiles 4005'
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 40145
Pickup Trucks 4050i
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.


Wallace


HYUNDAI




1998 V.W. Beetle
R 65995
2004 Hyundai Sonata
4tL aUtO I V 11,495
2004 Mercury Sable LS
ivHeatf13,795
2002 Chrysler Sebring Conyv.
i L $13,995
2002 Honda Accord EX
4D.aAtk h..14,795
2003 Toyota Celica GT
ia ,at ..14,995
2004 Mazda 3 (5 Door-Hatch)
UiP p155995
2003 Hyundai XG350
aS int, 2 15,995





1998 Mercury Villager Van
.. ......... *5,995
1998 Ford Windstar Van
vOARmA. .p-6,995
1995 Ford E-150 Conv. Van
vE.AMWC06 ..$6,995
2000 Jeep Cherokee SE
'0W dP 1$7,995
2002 Ford E-150 Cargo Van
Wk1bLW.kS t. 11995
2002 Isuzu Trooper SUV
1a d 4 .$12,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT
SCa t .$1 4,795
2004 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS
i kb'MW .n, lb.$16,495




HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE



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.
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385
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PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
$550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '90
No engine. New tires. 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 mi. 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

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


lAutomobiles 4005


Community Events


Free workshop on butterflies offered
Learn about the lifestyles of butterflies in the garden from butterfly
expert Alana Edwards. Ms. Edwards, president of the local chapter of the
North American Butterfly Association, will teach you how to attract these
lovely creatures to your yard. The workshop will be held at the DuPuis
Management Area Visitor Center on March 5. This event is free and
begins at 9 am. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Sat-
urdays. DuPuis is eight miles west of Indiantown on the south side of
Kanner Highway (S.R. 76). Go to the visitors' center at Gate 5. For infor-
mation, call (800) 432-2045, ext 3339.

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.

Big Lake Genealogy Society to Meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet on Tuesday, March 8, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Anyone
interested in tracing his or her family history is encouraged to attend.
Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. Come and share your
genealogy research with us. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

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.

Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday, March 11, in
the Superintendent of Schools office in the Okeechobee County School
Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum provides a
mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through
the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 bc 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.

TOPS plans open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) .#669 Okeechobee will hold an
open house on March 18, at 9 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. The public is invited. For information, contact Ollie Mar-
gret at (863) 467-9766.

Free memory loss screening offered
A free memory loss screening will be held March 18 from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This is for
anyone concerned about memory loss. Screenings will be done by the
Memory Disorder Center of St. Mary's Hospital. For appointment, call
(800) 861-7826.

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 sexu-
al 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 Sup-
per 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.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., Okee-


chobee, will be having an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of our
community on Sat. March 26, from 10 am until noon. Please be at the
Church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog and soda for lunch. The Easter
Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10: 15 a.m. and the children will be sepa-
rated by ages: 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-11. Parents are asked to stay. There
will be prizes, other activity and fun for the family. Come out and join us.

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.

Hospice yard sale aids patient care
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on Thursday,
March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1. The sale will continue
on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, 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 Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.

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

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

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

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

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


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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, March 9,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. n the Adminis-
tration Annex Building, Okeechobee
County Extension Office, Small
Conference Room, 458 Highway
98 N., Okeechobee, FL. A copy of
the proposed agenda may be ob-
tained upon request from the un-

with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for such purposes that
person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the
meeting must have their name and
topic placed on the agenda one
week before the date of the'meet-
ing. All property owners within the
Oistrict are invited to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
8633 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
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16 AGRICULTURE


Fair exhibitor wins awards Okeechobee Livestock Market Report


Tampa- In the Friday, Feb. 18,
Open Dairy Jersey Show at the
Florida State Fair, an Okeechobee
exhibitor's hard work and dedica-
tion to her animal made her a win-
ner.
The Reserve Grand Champion
Female title was claimed by Dix-
ieland Berretta Barbie, shown by
Kelly Buchanan, of Okeechobee.
The Premier Breeder title was
also claimed by Kelly Buchanan.
The cows have a docile nature
and are intelligent. They are also
the most heat tolerant of dairy
cows. The exact origin of the Jersey
is uncertain, but Jersey cows have
resided on the Isle of Jersey for at
least 1,000 years. The breed is guar-
anteed purebred since 1763. The
breed standard formed in 1844;


and the U.S. reed society was
founded in 1868..
Agriculture and livestock have
played a role in the State Fair since
its inception. Growing from a sim-
ple exhibition of horse racing and
agriculture, the State Fair is now a
showcase of the best things the
state of Florida has to offer. The Fair
takes place annually on the 319-
acre. Florida State Fairgrounds facili-
ty in eastern Hillsborough County.
Agricultural events and live-
stock-related activities are one of
the highlights of any visit to the
Florida State Fair that took place
Feb. 10-21. In and around the Char-
lie Lykes Arena, Ag Hall of Fame
building and the Salute to Ag Tent,
there are hours and hours of mem-
orable things to see and do-all free


with paid gate admission. In the Ag
Venture tent guests can learn about
milking, make a seed necklace of
their own, sink their hands into
some corn, or maybe even have a
chance to pump some water the
old fashioned way. It's an educa-
tional experience that's loads of
fun too with hands-on activities
taking place each day.
The Florida State Fair Authority,
in association with the Florida State
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Charles H.
Bronson, Commissioner, present-
ed the 2005 Florida State Fair. For
more information call (813) 621-
7821 or (800) 345-FAIR (3247); or
visit www.floridastatefair.com


Feb. 21 and 22, 2005

Cows
Breaking $50.00
Cutter $51.50
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500 $61.50
1500-2000 $60.00

Monday
Calves 469
Cows 160
Strs 2
Hfrs 3
Bulls 15
Yrlngs 70
Mix 15
Total 734


Med#1
150-200
200-250
$56.50 250-300
$55.50 300-350
350-400
400-450
$65.00 450-500
$69.00 550-600
600-650
Tuesday Med #2
1318 150-200
179 200-250
4 250-300
3 300-350
75 350-400
47 400-450
Small #1
1626 150-200


Steers
175-220
170-190
146-175
144-160
132-143
129-136
120-131
105-117
93- 99
Steers
130-170
130-165
125-160
125-141
119-137
100-126
X-


Hfrs
165-215
150-165
150-160
129-144
120-135
115-129
108-121
96-111
85- 88
Hfrs
140-175
119-145
115-140
119-128
114-123
95-110


250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Prices fairly steady compared to
last week. Feeders were off on
quality, but #.1 calves were
steady to maybe a little stronger.
Slaughter cows and bulls were
steady to $1 lower. Lanier Ranch
of Okeechobee topped the calf
market this week with a high of
$2.50. Ed Walpole of Okee-
chobee topped the cow market
with a high of $58.
Don't forget the Speckled Perch
Rodeo March 12 and 13. Also,
no Monday sales until July 11.
See Ya' Next Week


X Jeff


Turnpike Dairy claims Premier Breeder title


Tampa In the Friday, Feb.
18, Open Dairy Guernsey Show at
the Florida State Fair, an Okee-
chobee, exhibitor's hard work
and dedication to its animal
made it a winner.
The Premier Breeder title was
claimed by Turnpike Dairy of
Okeechobee.
Guernseys are especially
prized for their rich, golden milk.
Guernsey cows can tolerate the

Shelter


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receives


groceries
Food in America is affordable.
Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7 the
average American will have
earned enough income to pay
for his or her family's entire 2005
food supply, food eaten outside
of as well as within the home.
"Americans enjoy the safest,
most abundant and most afford-
able food supply on earth," Flori-
da Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said.."Based
on U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture statistics, it takes just 37
days for the average American to
earn enough disposable income
to pay for his or her family's food
supply for the entire year.".
Thanks to modern farming
techniques, America's farmers
and ranchers are producing
more food on fewer acres, leav-
ing more open space for wildlife
habitat. Precision farming prac-
tices boost crop yields and over-
all efficiency by using satellite
maps and computers to match
seed, fertilizer and crop protec-
tion applications to local soil
conditions.
"Food Check-Out Day is a cel-
ebration of the bounty from
America's farms and ranches
and how that bounty is shared
with American consumers
through affordable food prices,"
said Carl Loop, president of the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation.
"Compared to other expenses
facing America's families, food is
a bargain. While Americans
must only work until early Febru-
ary to pay for their yearly food
supply, last year they had to
work until April 11 to pay for
their taxes."
The idea for Food Check-Out
Day was developed by the Amer-
ican Farm. Bureau Women's
Committee and was first
observed in 1998 with an event
in Chicago. Since then, obser-
vances have been held yearly.
More than 24 million Ameri-
can workers representing 17
percent of the total U.S. work-
force produce, process, sell
and trade the nation's food and
fiber. However, only 4.6 million
of those people live on farms,
which is slightly less than 2 per-
cent of the total U.S. population.
There are 2.13 million farms dot-
ting America's rural landscape.
Florida's 44,000 commercial
farmers grow more than 280 dif-
ferent crops. Florida is the
nation's "winter salad bowl,"
providing 80 percent of the fresh
vegetables grown in the United
States during January, February
and March of each year. Ye'ar-
Sround, Florida ranks No. 2
nationally in the U.S. production
of fresh vegetables. Agriculture
is Florida's second-leading
industry next to tourism, and has
an estimated overall economic
impact of more than $62 billion
annually.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gen-
eral-interest agricultural associa-
tion with more than 151,000
mermber-families statewide and
Farm Bureaus in 62 counties.
Headquartered in Gainesville,
the federation is an independent,
non-profit agricultural organiza-
tion.


heat well and are good grazers.
They have a gentle disposition. A
bull's average weight is 1,700
pounds, and a cow's average
weight is 1,100 pounds.
Agriculture and livestock have
played a role in the State Fair
since its inception. Growing from
a simple exhibition of horse rac-
ing and agriculture, the State Fair
is now a showcase of the best
things the state of Florida has to


offer. The Fair takes place annual-
ly on the 319-acre Florida State
Fairgrounds facility in eastern
Hillsborough County.
Agricultural events and live-
stock-related activities are one of
the highlights of any visit to the
Feb. 10-21, Florida State Fair. In
and around the Charlie Lykes
Arena, Ag Hall 'of Fame building
and the Salute to Ag Tent, there
will be hours and hours of mem-


orable things to see and do-all
free with paid gate admission. In
the Ag Venture tent guests can
learn about milking, make a seed
necklace of their own, sink their
hands into some corn, or maybe
even have a chance to pump
some water the old fashioned
way. It's an educational experi-
ence that's loads of fun too with
hands-on activities taking place
each day.


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nando Ubilla for his help and assistance with the food display in their store. Accepting a
check from Jo Anne Bass, Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Women's Chairman, for gro-
ceries being donated to Martha's House is Crystal Royal, program director and Irene Luck,
shelter manager. Left to right are Irene Luck, Martha's House shelter manager, Crystal Royal,
program director, Publix, asst. store manager, Fernando Ubilla and Okeechobee County
Farm Bureau Women's Chair, JoAnne Bass.


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