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Vol. 96 No. 60 Tuesday, March 1, 2005 50 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
Grace Christian
to produce musical
Grace Christian School
will be producing the original
Easter musical, "Amazing
Love: Not Your Mother's East-
er Pageant."
The musical will feature an
all-star cast of students, facul-
ty, and staff from Grace Christ-
ian School. The story revolves
around a 10-year-old girl
named Abby, played by
Alexandra Heatley. Abby runs
away from home after being
yelled at by her drunken
father, Jeff, played by Steven
A. Guglich.
On the streets, she encoun-
ters a kind stranger named
Cardus, played by Morgan
.Mayes. Cardus reveals himself
to be an angel after he super-
naturally transports Abby and
himself back into Biblical
times.
Page 3
Colleges could
face penalties
INDIANAPOLIS At least
one team at half -of the
nation's Division I schools
could be in danger of losing
scholarships next year,
according to a preliminary
report released Monday by the
NCAA.
About 410 of the NCAA's
5,720 Division I teams could
fall below the 925-point cut-
line and face penalties
because of poor academic
performance. That number
does not include teams that
fall below the cutline but
could avoid sanctions
because of a small-squad
adjustment.
Most of the scholarship
losses, which are for one year,
are expected to come in foot-
ball, baseball and men's bas-
ketball. Those are the only
sports with averages below
the cutline. Baseball teams
had an average score of 922,
while football and men's bas-
ketball were at 923.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 279
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.81 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.37 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ........ 8-9
Comics ............ 7
Community Events .. .4
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ........... .6.
TV ................ 9
Weather ............. 2
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Dental health: Fighting tooth decay


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Nichole Davison, from Indian River Community College, uses a large-toothbrush and
large fake teeth to demonstrate to Tyrone Smith's first grade class at North Elementary
School the proper way to brush teeth. This was part of a Monday, Feb. 28, demonstra-
tion on dental health to several first grade classes at North by Indian River Community
College dental students. In addition to learning how to brush properly, first graders
learned how often they need to go to the dentist and what foods are good for the teeth.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
On Monday, Feb. 28, first graders at North Elementary School learned about good den-
tal hygiene. Through posters and other visual aids such as a giant toothbrush and giant
fake teeth, Danielle Chaisson, a dental student at Indian River Community College,
teaches Marie Veasey's class how to care for their teeth.


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Notice affects
OUA customers
south of S.R. 70

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Effective Feb. 28, the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
has announced a boil water
notice for all OUA customers'
south of S.R. 70 until further
notice.
The lake water is in very
poor condition and the plant
has a problem with a chemical


feed pump, which has resulted
in a discoloration of the water,
according to OUA Executive
Director L. C. Fortner.
The utility recommends
that all customers south of S.R.
70 boil water for one minute,
and let it cool before using it
for drinking, food preparation,
cooking, brushing teeth or
washing dishes. Mr. Fortner
emphasized that automatic
dishwaters do not heat the
water hot enough to be safe.
Even with an automatic dish-
washer, water should be
boiled for one minute, he
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high school baseball season. He visited the Main Street
Barbecue Cook-off Saturday after practice and filled up
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SUWANNEE Rescuers found
two 14-year-old Georgia boys dead
Monday in the Gulf of Mexico, two
days after they became separated
from their school group during a
kayaking trip off the northern Flori-
da peninsula, authorities said.
The bodies of Sean Wilkinson
and Clay McKemie of Rome, Ga.,
were found with their overturned
kayak about 5 1/2 miles west of the
Swanee River, the Coast Guard said
in a statement.
They had become lost Saturday
while kayaking with a school
group in an area about 100 miles
north of Tampa. They were
believed to have been wearing life
vests.
The boys had not been seen
since they set out with eight other
people who traveled to Dixie
County from Darlington High
School in Rome for a kayaking and
camping trip.
The other eight were found
Sunday about seven miles from the
mouth of Suwannee River, said
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission spokeswoman
Karen Parker.
The group had headed north in
the Gulf of Mexico and intended to
skirt the coastline for 4 1/2 miles
until arriving at Coon Island, where
they planned to spend Saturday
night, said FWCC Capt. John Bur-
ton. The group, which included
several kayaks and canoes, was led
by a motorized catamaran raft.
During the trip, the choppiness
of the water and the inexperience
of the kayakers led some boats to
get separated from the group, Bur-
ton said.

Cop fatally
shoots teen
DELRAY BEACH A police
officer fatally shot a 16-year-old boy
outside a high school dance who
was driving his car recklessly on
campus grounds, officials said.
Jerrod Miller, a sophomore at
Olympic Heights High School, died
after he was shot about 9 p.m. out-
side a dance at another school, Del-
ray Full Service Center, The Palm
Beach Post reported.
Miller dropped off other kids at
the dance and left, Delray Beach
police said.
Then he returned and drove
through the campus and its out-
door corridors, police said. Stu-
dents were dodging his car.
An officer fired a shot in an
attempt to stop the car, police said.
Delray Full Service Center is an
alternative school for students with
discipline problems.
Police declined to identify the
officer or release additional infor-
mation. A spokesman didn't return
a phone message and page from
The Associated Press.


Tornado destroys
homes, injures 5
PALM BAY A tornado
touched down Sunday, destroying
at least 14 homes and injuring at
least five people, city officials said.
One woman was struck by
debris as she worked in her yard
when the tornado came through
shortly before 2 p.m., said city
spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez.
The woman was hospitalized with
non-life-threatening injuries.
The other injuries were less seri-
ous, Martinez said.
The National Weather Service
office in Melbourne confirmed an
Fl tornado with winds of 73
mph to 112 mph touched down
in the Palm Bay area.
It left at least 14 homes unin-
habitable, including some that had
been repaired after damage from
hurricanes Charley, Jeanne and
Frances last summer.
A band of thunderstorms and
heavy winds ripped through the
central Florida region during the
afternoon, prompting tornado
warnings in many areas, including
parts of Brevard and Indian River
counties. Forecasters said a thun-
derstorm "with significant rota-
tion" moved east-northeast
through the region at 55 mph.

Second person dies
in tour bus crash
JACKSONVILLE A second
person has died from injuries suf-
fered when a bus carrying Canadi-
an high school students crashed
into backed-up traffic on Interstate
95, causing a chain-reaction involv-
ing seven vehicles, officials said
Monday.
Bill Gamble, 62, of Pittsburgh,
died Sunday at Shands Jacksonville
hospital. His wife, Sandi Gamble,
58, was listed in critical condition
Monday, a hospital spokeswoman
said. The Gambles had to be cut
from the wreckage of their silver
Dodge Durango.
Adam Cherry, 35, of Jack-
sonville, died when two vehicles
overturned on top of his Ford
Explorer, Florida Highway Patrol
Lt. Bill Leeper said.
No one on the bus was injured,
but six people in other vehicles suf-
fered minor injuries. They were
treated at hospitals and released.
The bus was carrying 49 pas-
sengers and two drivers, all from
Drummondville, Quebec, heading
to Miami, Leeper said. The stu-
dents were traveling south on a
school break.


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Evan said.
Time has proven to be the
greatest enemy in missing chil-
dren cases. Statistics show that
44 percent of children are found
slain within an hour of being dis-
covered missing, with the figure
jumping to 74 percent within
three hours and 99 percent with-
in seven days, said Al Danna,
crimes against children program
coordinator for the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE).
Authorities have few clues.
Sheriff Jeff Dawsy has said a
door at the home she shares
with her father and paternal
grandparents was unlocked.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike
Hampton, who grew up in
Homosassa, and his wife, Katia,
put up, a $25,000 reward for
Jessie's return.
Dawsy said the girl's disap-


Water
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Fortner said the discol-
oration would probably be most
noticeable in the area around the
surfacewater treatment plant on
S.R. 78, near the intersection with
U.S. 441 S.
The executive director said the
lines are being flushed out with
clear water and that on March 1
samples of the water will be test-
ed.
He added this ban affects 60 to
70 percent of OUA customers.
Recent windy conditions on
the lake are-blamed for the prob-
lem. The wind has stirred up tur-
bidity that has been intensified by
the fact the last summer's hurri-
canes destroyed a lot of the grass
on the lake that Iilters the water
naturally.
The utility, in a press release,
noted that corrective actions
were initiated to correct the prob-
lem with the pump and by
adding additional chemicals to


pearance is not a confirmed
abduction, and he hasn't ruled
out anything. The father and
grandfather have taken comput-
er voice stress analysis tests akin
to lie detector tests, but Dawsy
said nothing came of the results.
A steady stream of well wish-
ers, volunteers and even the
occasional psychic have arrived
at the scene. Deputies said they
treated information from the
psychics as they would any other
tip.
The third-grader's disappear-
ance has shocked her communi-
ty of 2,300 people and its reputa-
tion as a safe place about 60
miles north of Tampa.
According to FDLE's most
recent statistics, Citrus County's
violent crime rate is ranked 55 of
67 and second lowest among
counties with at least 125,000
residents.

reduce turbidity and color.
The new surfacewater treat-
ment plant is scheduled be on
line in a few days. That should
eliminate many of the problems
customers have experienced in
the past with turbidity.
The utility noted that turbidity
has no health effects. However,
turbidity can interfere with disin-
fection and provide a medium of
microbial growth.
Turdidity may indicate the
presence of disease causing
organisms. These organisms
include bacteria, viruses and par-
asites that can cause symptoms
such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea
and associated headaches. Peo-
ple with a severely compromised
immune system infants and
some elderly people may be at
increased risk.
However, the utility notes that
these symptoms are not caused
only by organisms in drinking
water.
The .utility said they will
inform the public when the boil
water ban is lifted.


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Arrest Reports


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
K-9 Officer Ruby
Okeechobee Sheriff's Officer Don Ellis shows off his K-9, who is a 2-year-old black lab
named Ruby. Visitors that came to the second annual Law Enforcement Expo got to see.
Ruby play fetch with Officer Ellis and spend time with her as she lay on the ground enjoy-
ing all the attention.



Grace Christian School to produce musical


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Jeremy Temple Barfield, 18,
of N.W. 3rd St. in Okeechobee
was arrested on Feb. 24 and
charged with aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, bat-
tery, resisting without violence
and disorderly conduct on
premises of licensed establish-
ment. Bond was set at $4,000.
Frankie Lorenzo Anderson,
55, of 16th Ave. in St. Petersburg
was arrested on Feb. 22 and
charged with grand theft/auto
and attaching unassigned tag.
Bond was set at $5,500.
Joe Garza, 26, of S.E. 11th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on Feb. 22 and charged with
battery/felony two prior convic-.
tions, failure to appear bat-
tery, violation of probation -
battery, and failure to appear,-
felony battery with prior convic-
tion.
Zola Ann Long, 25, of U.S.
441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on Feb. 22 and charged


with grand theft. Bond was set
at $3,000.
Marvin Rudolph Macedon,
18, was arrested on Feb. 21 and
charged with battery on
detainee by detainee. Bond was
set at $2,500.
Jessica Ann Montijo, 22, of
N.W 43rd Ave. in Okeechobee
was arrested on Feb. 21 and
charged with violation of proba-
tion forgery. Bond was set at
$3,000.
Chad Scee, 19, of Loxa-
hatchee was arrested on Feb. 21
and charged with aggravated
assault with a motor vehicle.
Bond was set at $2,000:
Mathew Garen Barfoot, 20,
of N.E. Fourth Ave. in Okee-
chobee was arrested and
charged with lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation offender over
18 victim 12 to 16 and two
counts of lewd and lascivious
molestation.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges dropped
against them is welcome to
inform the newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Obituaries


John D. Lanier
John D. Lanier, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, Feb.
24, 2005. He was a member of a
Pioneer Osceola County Family,
born and raised in Kissimmee, he
was, the son of Daniel and Ruby
Johnson Lanier. He was a veteran
of the Army having served in
WWII. A cattleman his entire life,
he always said, "I was raised on a
ranch, my dad was a rancher, I
was a cowboy, that's the only life I
ever knew and it was a good life."
He enjoyed hunting and fishing
and missed getting up in the
morning, saddling up his horse
and riding.out to work the cattle.
He is survived by: his wife, Elis-
abeth, whom he met in Germany
and brought back to the States fol-
lowing the war; daughters, Sandy
Scott of Okeechobee and Linda
Ennis of Auburndale; grandchil-
dren, Penny and Erick Scott,
Tammy and Travis Tucker; and,
two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8
p.m., Thursday, March 3, with
funeral services scheduled for Fri-
day at 2 p.m., in Grissom Chapel
with Pastor Lindell Selvey, officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow in Pleas-
ant Hill Cemetery.
All-arrangements are entrusted
to Grissom Funeral Home and
Crematory, Kissimmee.
Wanda Smith Tommie
Wanda Smith Tommie, age
70, of Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation in Okeechobee,
died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade. She was born March 10,
1934, in Fort Drum, the daughter
of Tom and Stella Tucker Smith.
Mrs. Tommie had been a lifetime


resident of Brighton. She was a
homemaker and a member of
the First Indian Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Fred Tommie.
Survivors include: her sons,
Phillip Smith of Tampa, Freddie
Tommie, Eugene Tommie, Jason
Tommie of Brighton and James
Tommie of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Alice Smith, Leoma Sim-
mons and Edna Tommie of
Brighton and Leoda Poole of
Hollywood; 26 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois
Smith and Juanita Tommie of
Brighton; cousin, Coleman Josh
of Hollywood; five nieces; and,
four nephews.
Graveside funeral services
and interment will be at the
Ortona Cemetery in Ortona, on
Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and. Cre-
matory:


Grace Christian School will be
producing the original Easter
musical, "Amazing Love: Not Your
Mother's Easter Pageant."
The musical will feature an all-
star cast of students, faculty, and
staff from Grace Christian School.
The story revolves around a 10-
year-old girl named Abby, played
by Alexandra Heatley. Abby runs
away from home after being
yelled at by her drunken father,
Jeff, played by Steven A. Guglich.
On the streets, she encounters
a kind stranger named Cardus,
played by Morgan Mayes. Cardus
reveals himself to be an angel
after he supernaturally transports

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to hold


Job Fair
Okeechobee High School's
Career Center is sponsoring an
occupational awareness (Job
Fair) program for 11th and 12th
graders on March 23. This event
. will be held from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m., in the Okeechobee High
School Gymnasium.
This will be an opportunity
for students to meet prospective
employers in Okeechobee Coun-.
ty. It will also be a chance for
businesses to meet potential
part-time as well as full-time
employees upon graduation. If
interested, you may want to
bring applications for students to
fill out.
The program will consist of
informal conversation with stu-
dents. (Students will be brows-
ing from one area to another.) A
table with chairs will be avail-
able for you to use as your
booth. If you have handouts, fact
sheets, or door prizes to give to
the students, please bring them.
A poster/project board to put on
the table advertising your busi-
ness would be beneficial.
If you or your business is
interested in participating in the
Job Fair please call Bill R.
Black at (863) 462-5025 or
email at blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us


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Abby and himself back into Bibli-
cal times.
On their journey, Cardus intro-
duces Abby to the apostle Peter,
played by Michael Peeples. Car-
dus urges Abby to learn from
Peter's mistakes as they watch
him and the other Apostles during
the days before and after Jesus'
death. In the end, Abby and her
father learn a valuable truth about
an amazing love.
Other cast members include:
Donald Mohr as Jesus, Paige
.McCrary as Bezak the demon,
Brittany Nemitz as Mary Magda-
lene, Tyler Chartier as John the
Apostle, Cody Herrin as Andrew


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the Apostle, Tommie Jackson as
Judas Escariot, Stan Gugich as
Acim the Pharisee, and David-
Ogden as Eddie.
The chorus rounds out the cast
with Michael Mayer, Tanner
Underwood, Alley Lopez, Wesley
Nemitz, Chris Nemitz, Kayla Bass,
Heather Lanning, Macy Gamiotia,
Megan Stiller, Kayla Hewitt, Katie
Clay, Brooke McCrary, Dustin Her-
rin, and Jacob Nelson. Amazing
Love: Not Your Mother's Easter
Pageant will be performed on the
following dates in the following
locations:
Church of Go-d of Prophecy
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Treasure Island Baptist.
Church Sunday, March 20, at 6
p.m.
Grace Christian Church -
Wednesday, March 23, at 7 pm.
The musical was written by'
Steven A. Guglich and Alex Mar-
quez. It is under the direction of
Steven A Guglich with the assis-
tance of Angel Rose Conlon and
choreography by Donald Mohr.
If your church or organization
is interested in having the cast
perform at your facility, please
contact Steven A Guglich at (863)
763-3072.


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call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

No Surprise
"I just heard that the odds makers are saying.that this summer
gasoline may go up to $3 a gallon. With our president who has
oil interests that doesn't surprise me. The book I just read had a
character that was mentally out of balance and was described as
just not quit right. Anyone that doesn't mind gas getting to $3 a
gallon maybe isn't just quite right."
Land
"In regard to the land prices, I would like to say that I just moved
to Okeechobee and the lake is gorgeous and there are a lot of
things to do out here. If you would like to sell me your land cheap, I
would be more than glad to buy it."
What's Wicca?
"We would like to know what the Wicca Faith is. We have no
idea what it is." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. According to
FaithoftheOldOnes@groups.msn.com, Wicca is a nature-based
religion. Wiccans revere nature and everything within nature,
believing it to be part and parcel of the god and goddess. They are
also part of that parcel, therefore they feel there is no need to bow
before and worship any god or goddess. Some witches are Wic-
cans but not all. Wicca is considered a religion, and witchcraft the
practice of magic by some. Wicca is a religion protected by law.)
Roofers
"This is in reference to a local roofing company, and the caller
that said to get a local roofer. I cannot get my local roofer back to
do his own repairs. If you want a recommendation, get an out-of-
town roofer."
Let's Get Along
"This is about the northerners and telling them to go home.
Everyone came from somewhere mainly up north, because that
is:where the migration from Europe came. Even the Seminoles
weren't here originally. The Indians, Colusa and the Spaniards
were here originally. So when you tell these people to go home,
you just might want to go home too. Let's all just get along with
each other; OK?"



Community Events

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 adoles-
cence 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 presented by the Teen Pregnan-
cy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming lectures will focus on sex edu-
cation 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 meet-
ing 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 ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

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

Church hosts Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., in
Okeechobee will be having an Easter Egg Hunt and lunch for the
children of the community on Saturday, March 26, from 10 am
until noon. Children are asked to 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 separated by
the following age divisions: 5 and under; 6-8; and, 9-11. Parents
are asked to stay. There will be prizes, other activity and fun for the
family.




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Upcoming Events

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 technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is 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 Okeechobee.
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 American
'Legion. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the
car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the
V.FW. Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans
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 diagnosed
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, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or.(863) 467-5261.
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.
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.



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on your boat and tied to your dock.


Community Events

OCRA meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Citizens Recreational Association (OCRA)
will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, March 3, beginning at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. This meeting is held the first Thursday of
each month and everyone over the age of 18 is welcome. For
information, 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 persons wanting' to
acquire the skill of leather art. Class size-is limited and pre-registra-
tion is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-
served basis. Some supplies will be required. For information, call
(863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com
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 S.E. 18th Terr. For information, call (863) 467-0070.
Tax laws topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 5, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Michael Dob-
sinski, media relations specialist with the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice. The topic will be the changes in tax laws, filing options and
tax breaks for hurricane victims. For information, call the IRS at
(800) 829-1040; or, for forms and publications call (800) 829-3676.
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
chicken/roll, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. You
can eat in or take out. Delivery is available in the city limits. This
event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and pro-
ceeds will go to benefit the Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party, My Aunt's
Closet, Okeechobee Rehab and Hospice. Tickets are available at
Peace Lutheran Church. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Beauty pageant aids March of Dimes
The inaugural Okeechobee WalkAmerica Beauty Pageant will
be held March 5 at the VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Regis-
tration will begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pageant will start at
11 a.m. with the youngest age group first. The age divisions for
girls will be: birth to 2 (Baby); 3-6 (Tiny), 7-12 (Little), 13-17
(Teen) and, 18 and over (Ms.) Married women are welcome in the
18 and over division only. For boys, the age groups will be: birth to
2 (Little 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 togeth-
er for $100. Each additional child is $50. All proceeds from the
pageant will go to the March of Dimes. For information, call Shan-
non Padgett at (863) 467-8969. The annual WalkAmerica event
will be held in Okeechobee 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.

Free workshop on butterflies offered
Learn about the lifestyles of butterflies in the garden from but-
terfly 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 work-
shop will be held at the DuPuis Management Area Visitor Center
on March 5. This event is free and begins at 9 a.m. The Visitor Cen-
ter is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. 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 information, call
(800) 432-2045, ext 3339.







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Health Briefs


Cilantro adds flavor and health benefits


Raulerson inks pact
with Big Lake Hospice
Big Lake Hospice of Okee-
chobee has announced that it has
signed an inpatient contract with
Raulerson Hospital.
Hospice care can now be pro-
vided to patients who have been
admitted to Raulerson Hospital and
are in need of palliative Care.
Big Lake Hospice, founded in
2003, serves patients and their fami-
lies in Okeechobee County.
In addition to patient services,
Big Lake Hospice offers grief coun-
seling for those learning to cope
with the loss of a loved one, pro-
grams for children and adolescents,
community education programs
and opportunities for volunteering.
For information, call (863) 763-
0707. Mail inquiries can be sent to
309 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee,
Fla., 34972
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-


ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to
offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer
free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for
a free ultrasound, parenting classes
and abstinence education. Operat-
ing hours are from 10 a.m. until 5
p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays,
and from 1 until 5 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. We are going to start par-
enting classes in January so if you
would like more information on
this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call 763-
8859.
Hospice plans
to host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be
holding ayard sale Saturday, March
17, 18 and 19th, from 7:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
teer House located at the corner of
S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All
proceeds benefit patient care in


Okeechobee.
Lunchbox Lecture
series continues
The parents, providers and the
public are cordially invited to
attend a Lunchbox Lecture featur-
ing 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. Lunch-
box Lectures are presented by the
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force and sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Healthy Start Coalition.
Upcoming lectures will focus on
sex education for teens/parents,
sexual predators, adolescence and
sexual boundaries, and techniques
to use for children that are self
mutilating. The doors will open at
11:30 a.m. and the lectures will
begin promptly at noon. For infor-
mation, call the Healthy Start Coali-
tion Office at (863) 462-5877.


This week, I tried a new herb.
It was something of an acci-r
dent. I asked my husband to buy
some potted cilantro for my herb
garden. The store was out of
cilantro, but he brought home a
plant labeled "culantro."
Culantro doesn't look any-
thing like cilantro, but the two
plants have similar aromas.
Cilantro looks a lot like pars-
ley. It is sometimes called Chi-
nese parsley. The same plant
produces two herbs: cilantro
(the leaves) and coriander (the
seeds).
Cilantro is often used in cook-
ing because the flavor is compli-
mentary to so many foods. But it
is also reported to have medici-
nal benefits. Cilantro is said to
ease digestion. Cilantro or
coriander can be made into a tea
and used to ease an upset stom-
ach. Cilantro tea may also help
reduce inflammation some
people use it to treat aches and
pains of arthritis.
The plant also contains an
antioxidant that helps preserve


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foods by killing bacteria and
fungi. This same substance is
said to help humans fight infec-
tions. The folk remedy is to wash
a cut or scrape and then sprinkle
crushed coriander seeds on the
cut to help prevent infection.
Culantro comes from Central
America and the West Indies. It
is used in many Latin American
recipes.
While cilantro looks like pars-
ley, the culantro plant looks
more like a cactus. In fact, some
varieties have spikes on their
leaves.
The aroma and flavor of the
cilantro and culantro are very


similar. Culantro can be used in
recipes that call for cilantro. Just
make, sure you remove any
spikes before chopping up the
leaves.
Like cilantro, culantro has
medicinal uses. A tea made from
culantro leaves is used to treat
flu symptoms. In some coun-
tries, culantro tea is a home rem-
edy for diabetes and constipa-
tion.
Culantro is reported to be rich
in calcium, iron, Vitamin A and
Vitamin B2.
I found that either cilantro or
culantro works well in salsa.
Culantro has a slightly stronger
flavor, so if you are substituting it
for cilantro in recipes, use a little
less.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especial-
ly important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


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Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will hold their fourth annual Kid's
Day benefit bass tournament on'
March 20 at the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na.
Boats will take to the Water ht
safe light and return for weigh-ins
at 2'p.m.
The entry fee into the team
tournament will be $.11& per
team. This fee includes entry into
the big bass pot. The entry fee can
be paid at the ramp on the morn-
ing of the tournament. Entries can
also be paid by check in advance.
To do so, make the check payable
to the Taylor Creek Bass Club and
mail it to: Bill Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st
St., Okeechobee, Fla., 34974.
Entry forms are available at sever-
al local bait and tackle shops, as
well as businesses and restau-
rants; or, by contact Bill at (863)
763-2926.
The total payout will be for the
top six places, and first- and sec-
ond-place big fish winners. The.
tournament will have a 70 per-
cent payout based on a 50 boat
field. If there is a full field, first
place will receive $1,200; second
place will receive $800; third
place will receive $500; fourth
place will receive $300; fifth place
will receive $200 and sixth place
will receive $150. The big fish
award will be $350. Second big
fish will receive $150.
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's
20th annual Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival to be held
later this year.
Wrestling club
to start sign ups
The Chobee Wrestling Club
will begin their spring season in
March.
The club is open to both boys
and girls, ages 5-18. Sign-ups for
the club will be March 1, 3, 8 and
10 with elementary school-age
wrestlers practicing from 6 until 7
p.m. and middle school wrestlers
practicing from 7 until 8 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays of each
week.
For information, contact coach
Bruce Jahner at (863) 462-5025.


Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1.020.

OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meetings
of the Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) are held at Teen Town
on the first Thursday of each
month at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.
Information is available on
their website at
www.chobee.com; or contact
Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr., media
director, at (863) 824-0899.

Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may'
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for. at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at license
vendors statewide or from their
website MyFWC.com.
. For information, contact Eddie
White of the FWC at 850-488-
8573, ext. 17336.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Ping pong tourney
Jim Halderman (foreground), from Ohio, waits for the serve
Saturday morning at the First United Methodist church ping-
pong tournament in which there were 25 competitors.
Results from the tournament were: girls' youth division 1.
Sammantha Terrell, 2. Tara Threewits; boys' youth division -
1. Nathaniel Terrell; (mens) young adults division 1. Vanee
Shirley, 2. Doug Wyatt; womenn) young adults division 1.
Jenny Quick, 2. Sherry Terrell; mens' senior division 1.
Udell Schroder, 2. Jim Halderman; women' senior division
- 1. Gail Minor, 2. Robbin Threewits; Open division: 1. Jim
Halderman, 2. Darrell Enfinger; Open doubles 1. Jim Hal-
derman and Udell Schroder, 2. Sammantha Terrell and
Nathaniel Terrell. Trophies were awarded to the first- and
second-place finishers in each division.


Feb. 22
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Gazette Heat, 23, Big Lake Roof-
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Bulls, 54, Spring Garden Chi-
nese Rest. Nets, 18
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di Dodge Mavricks, 34.
Feb. 24
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Suns, 50, Connemara Ponies
Spurs, 14 -
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& Images Lakers, 37, Bruce
Homer Nationwide Ins.
Magic, 21


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Dodge Mavricks, 36, Lefebvre
Accident Team Hawks, 31

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Suns, 42, Big Lake Roofing Wiz-
ards, 18;
Big Lake Gazette Heat, 22,
Masonic Lodge #237,14
12 and Under: Wal-Mart Hor-
nets, 56, Bruce Homer Nation-
wide Ins. Magic, 37;
Vinyl Signs & Images Lakers,
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Nets, 13
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Marvin Sonics, 56, Lefebvre
Accident Team Hawks, 42


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At the Movies

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

Briefs

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances, tools as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call Hos-
pice at 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth
St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For further information or to
obtain entry forms, contact Dale
Ann Watford, secretary of the
Board at (863) 634-7311 or (863)
763-8222.
Public recycling
drop-off, bins open.
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeech6bee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th' Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include:
plastic shopping bags; commer-
cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and


certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and oth-
ers with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale, For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-
8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
467-0183.


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

ELECTRICAL TEST
EQUIPMENT
Call to identify.
(863)634-9791
FERRET- female, found in
vicinity of SE 33rd Ter-
race, call to identify.
(863)357-3773.

BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.
CAT: Brown Tabby, M, Neu-
tered. Vic. of Goldon Cor-
ral/SW 4th Ave. on 2/21.
Reward. (863)357-2784
MALE CATAHOLUA
bik/white/grey w/blue
eyes in Viking Prairie
(863)763-3631
MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836
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MINIATURE PINSCHER'
male black & tan please
call (863)763-5810 be-
hind rodeo grounds.


HOUSE TRLR SHELL- 28 ft,
suitable for storage, you
must move, In Canal Point.
(863)467-1761.

LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
Approx 6 wks
(863)467-4367




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ABSOLUTE
ESTATE AUCTION
LABELLE, FL
SAT. MARCH 5TH
10 A.M.
TOOLS, TRACTORS, BOATS
3 Allis Chalmers Tractors
1 w/Bush Hog w/3 point lift, Oliver
Tractor back hoe/bucket, D 4 Cat Dozer
Diesel w/8ft. blade, pony engine, small
Cat Diesel Dozer (not running)
Cat Diesel Power Plant, Cement Mixer,
Tandem Trailer, Pole Trailer, 3-Point
Bush Hog, A.C Riding Mower, Alum,
Pontoon Boat/90hp Merc OB w/trailer,
12ft. Aluminum fishing boat, 10X15
shed
QUALITY AMERICAN TOOLS
4 multi-speed metal lathes w/dozens of
attachments, log chains, Binders, Bikes,
Transit, Elec. Metal saw,, Radial arm
saw, Miller Welders, Torches w/bottles
& cutting heads, electric grinders,
sanders, buffers, drills to 3/4- inch, 3 air
compressors, large wrenches, C clamps,
chucks, calipers, 100s of taps, dies,
reamers & files all sizes, Air tools,
augers, chain falls, vises, drill bits to 2
inch, tool boxes, socket sets to 3 inch,
hydraulic jacks, house jack, pallet jacks,
100s of hand tools,. Johnson Bar,
Shelving, air tank, ladders, fans, scrap
metal, old out-boards, hitches, 100s of
pieces A.C. hoods, seats, motors,
starters, generators.
Owner was retired AC dealer
1747 Caloosa Estate Dr, LaBelle, FL.
N. on Hwy 29 from center of town,
across river. Watch for auction signs.
Take immediate left on CR 78. Go back
along river for 1 1/2 miles. Just past 2nd
Handy Store, make left on Caloosa
Estates Drive.
Go 1 mile to end of winding road.
Refreshments available.
Parking for 100s of cars on property
NOT on NEIGHBORS LAWNS!
House available by Sherri Denning,
Southern Land Real Estate.
Not responsible for
accidents/injury.
cash, CC, checks w/proper ID
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Auctioneer Jim Tate Lic AU 2266.
10% Buyer Premium
Cell Phone: 239-878-0621. Office:
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Exp. as a fast order cook pref., positive
customer service'attitude, High School
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Salary: $9/hour based on exp. Fuel &
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Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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Sales Associate
Gas/Convenience Store, P/T & F/T
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience,
positive customer service attitude.
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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and organizational skills who can work inde-
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Send resume to: P.O. Box 940, Attn: Human
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information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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


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

P 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
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SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
you must move. Located
in Canal Point. (863)467-
1761.


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


WANTED TO COMMUTE In-
'diantown to Salerno &
US1 M-F Leave 7:15 Re-
turn 5:30 One or both
ways Good pay Call Bruce
772-597-1121/812-3014


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



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


Administrative Assistant:
Computer exp. a MUST &
Exc. organizational skills.
Possess great customer
service skills & be flexible.
Local established business.
Competitive Salary. Send
resume to: 863-763-6621

A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT w/good:
Hardware, Computer &
Internet 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
BTC BUILDERS Now hiring a
Secretary/Receptionist.
Must have computer skills
benefits avail.
Fax resume to
863-467-3630



BUILDING BLOCKS
Seeking: Experienced
Teachers & Bus driver (CDL
req.) Great working envi-
ronment. 863-467-5000
CARPENTERS,
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& LABORS: Needed in Port
St. Lucie. 772-201-9621

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
Indiantown Sanitation
ELECTRICAL
Residential work in
Palm bch Pt St Lucie.
Mechanic-3 to 4 yrs.
exp. Rough piece
crews Full benefits
Contact us
561-848-9495 E.O.E.
nF\AIP


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.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.
DFWP

IMMEDIATE 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 NW. 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

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

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, Fl 34973


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


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OFFICE MAN./SECRETARY
With Computer/ Reception-
ist needed. Real Estate Exp.
Preferred.
Send Resume/Salary req. to
"horsefl@strato.net

PART TIME HELP NEEDED
for receptionist position.
Apply in person, 1101 N.
Parrott Ave.

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


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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
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Services




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



SHED- 12x16, Wooley, tile
floor and ceiling fan,
$3500 neg. (863)610-
9087.
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helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
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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


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AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best,
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.


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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





SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
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 & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 641t
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 66-5
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.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18:2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.




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


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


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
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.

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
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo'old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
KING SIZE Solid Wood
Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed w/6 drawer & pedestal
$100 (863)467-6805



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
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
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.
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


Mobile Homes



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



DOUBLEWIDE- with 90xi120
lot, remodeled in and out,
$89,000. (863)467-7101.

PARK MODEL, 37 Ft., 1 BR,
1 BA, Full length win-
dowed FL Rm. on Leased
lot in park w/access to
lake. Completely furnished.
$17,500. 863-467-4348


GRAMMA'S OLD
Bilk. 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
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- 2V2
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
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
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.
(863f467-2557


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



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

SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425
(561)628-628-7532


CHAIN FALL, YALE, 1/2i on.
$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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees '45
Farm Equipment 3ij5
Farm Feed Products 910
Farm Miscellaneous i5
Farm Produce 20t
Farm Services
Offered 625
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted P30
Fertilizer P35
Horses 8410
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 550
Livestock 55
Poultry Supplies 86I'
Seeds Plants
Flowers 3"5



MEADOWBROOK CART
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
(561)261-3530



LAWN MOWER, Dixon,
Zero Turn, 52 in cut, 18hp,
runs good, new .parts,
$1500. (863)697-2032
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
S400 (863)763-6257


Rentals i



Apartments y ,
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property CIa
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent -25
House Rent ,'0
Land- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960


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


BASSWOOD New 3BR/2BA
$900 mo. 2 mo. sec. must
have good credit rating.
(631)875-4701
OKEECHOBEE- Brand new
3/2/2, $1200/mo, non
smoking environment,
(772)595-0560.
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
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


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 1C05
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale I1"_,'
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property I10'0
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 10'5
Resort Property
Sale 10?70
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA on 3
city lots, lots of extras,
must see, asking $180k
(863)467-2227
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
($163,000.)reducedto
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158


R-BAR ESTATE, 2.96 Ac.
Horses ok. Close to shop-
ping, schools & hospital.
$129,000 772-979-0767


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



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


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

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

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


Mobile Homes



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



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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70-4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000


DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 100x100
lot all for $58,000 neg.
(863)357-2396

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

WATER FRONT Taylor
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screen in porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm
(863)467-0771.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035


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

BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boats
up to 8' wide $175
(863)824-0455


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


GROVE BOAT loader also
transport wheels & hitch
see on my boat $75
(863)763-6901

KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.
OUTBOARD MOTOR 35HP
good cond. $525
(863)634-4106
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classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

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

Starcraft Starfish 180,
'03,, w/trlr, 40hp Merc.,
low hrs., exc. cond.,
$10,900. (863)610-1674
WATERPROOF BOAT Cover
fit up to 22' boats $75
(863)824-0455

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


JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.

Winnebago, '98, 35', 460
Ford, slide out, exc. cond.,
39,600 mi., $37,000.
(804)898-1717 Lakeport.
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helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
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Community Events


Grace Christian holding fundraiser
The Grace Christian Schools' fourth grade class will be selling
Easter Lilies for $9, blue or pink Hydrangea's for $16 and $22 each
with pot covers. All proceeds go to defray the cost for a Florida histo-
ry 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 Reming-
ton 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
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday,
March 11, in the Superintendent of Schools office in the Okee-
chobee 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 invited. For information, call
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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


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


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


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10Ox20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071

Trailer
'33, Florida room. Fully
Furnished. Very Nice!
863-763-6476.

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






Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars i4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 40i25
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-l10
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 405i
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.


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







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


AUTOMOTIVE GROUP of STUART


CHEVY CAMARO 1986
Raced at Thunder Cross in
Bomber. $1800 Call Scott
B. 863-763-2622 Iv. msg.
CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classll.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
$550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.

CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'48- 3 window Business
Coupe, Street Rod, 455 ci,
$2500 (863)634-0526.



CHEVY TAHOE '91 runs
ood will trade for pick up
2350 or best offer
(863)763-0072


Classic Jeep Cherokee '85
runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072

FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.

FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


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

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

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


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


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

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

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FIRESTONE Airbags-com-
plete kit will fit Super Duty
Ford & Dodge Pu's $200
(772)597-2647
GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $150 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
Runs, $550. Or
best offer.
863-467-8856.
TIRES Super Swampers (4)
on 16.5 rims rims
33x12.3-16.5 good cond.
$650 (863)697-9704
TOOL BOX, Alum. w/side
.rails & custom Tonneau
Cover, Fits '73-'87 Chevy
Short bed. (863)634-4291


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


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


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


Wanted rental listings for disaster victims


ORLANDO Officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) need
rental property owners in disas-
ter-affected areas of the state to
list available units on a housing
resources web site. The informa-
tion will help disaster victims dis-
placed by the hurricanes in their
search for permanent housing.
The Disaster Housing
Resources Web site,
http://DHRonline.org joins those
who have available rental units
with those who have housing
needs. Property owners can reg-
ister at the site and enter infor-
mation about available rental
units. Those needing housing
can search the web site by loca-
tion, number of bedrooms, or
monthly rent.
"Thousands of Floridians'
homes were damaged or
destroyed during hurricane sea-
son," said Craig Fugate, state
coordinating officer for SERT.
"There's a need for affordable
rental' units for those people
who can't return home because
of hurricane damages."
People whose homes were
damaged or destroyed by the
hurricanes continue to look for
permanent housing. FEMA has
provided a temporary solution
for some with nearly 15,000
manufactured homes. But many
of the families now living in a
travel trailer or mobile home are
searching for permanent hous-
ing.
"We are asking real estate
managers, rental property own-


ers, and anyone with housing
resources they are willing to rent
to list their properties online.
Then disaster victims, or people
working on their behalf, will
have some options when
searching for suitable housing,"
said Bill Carwile, federal coordi-
nating officer. "It's a free listing
and requires only a few minutes
to register your rental unit."
The site was developed by
Florida State University's Flori-


da Public Affairs Center under
contract to FEMA Other part-
ners include the Florida Hous-
ing Finance Corporation, the
Florida Association of Realtors
and the Center for Disaster Risk
Policy at Florida State Universi-
ty.
Rental landlords who do not
have access to the Internet but
have property available to rent
may list their property by sending
their information via FAX at (407)


858-6230 or (407) 858-2018.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.


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Guest speakers
Paul Donohue, (middle) and Jeff Neve, (right) of Credit Card Management Services, Inc.

a nonprofit company in West Palm Beach that provides financial counseling to people in
credit card trouble spoke Thursday at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
Welcoming them to the Kiwanis meeting is Ben Sims (left). The club meets every Thurs-
day at noon at Fat Boys Restaurant.


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We do print "bad" news. (It IS newsworthy when things go
wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.)


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005r
State Public
Legal Notice '-,',ri


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-319
BERNELL BROWN and LYNN
BROWN, his wile,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL WEBER and MAUREEN
WEBER, his wife, if living, and if
dead, their unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignee, credi-
tors, lienors and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against said De-
fendants, and all other parties
claiming or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in and to the
subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title to the follow-
ing described property in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, to-wit:
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 6, ORANGE
BLOSSOM RANCHES, according
to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, page 9 of the public
records of Okeechobee County,
Florida. '
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. CONELY, III, of CONELY &
CONELY, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550753 ON 2/1 8 15 22/05





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-307
DEWEY A. LIGHTSEY and RUTH T.
LIGHTSEY, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE SUE
BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE
SUE BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following described property
Sin Okeechobee County, Florida, to-
wit,
Lots 93 and 94, TREASURE IS-
LAND UNIT NO. 2, accordingto
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 39, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast corner of
said Lot 94; thence bear South
5817'57" West, along the South
boundary line of said Lot 94, for
a distance of 16.99 feet to a
point; thence bear South
8958'17" West for a distance of
83.05 feet to the intersection
with the West boundary line of
said Lot 94; thence bear North
0009'29" East, along said West
boundary line for a distance of
90.00 feet to a point; thence bear
North 89158'25" East, along
North of and parallel with the
North boundary line of said Lot
94, for a distance of 110.09 feet
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boundary line of'said Lot 93;
thence bear South 0029'48'
West, along said West right-of-
way line, and along said East
boundary line for a distance of
15,10 feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 93, being also the
Northeast comer of said Lot 94,
and being also the point-of-cur-
vature of a curve concave to the
Southeast and having for its ele-
ments a radius of 50.00 feet and
a central angle of 8426'06";
thence along said curve, along
the East boundary line of said Lot
94, and continuing along said
West right-of-way line, for an arc
length of 73.68 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER
WITH 1973 NEWM Mobile Home
bearing ID #2701110 and Florid-
da Title #5827471
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
TOM W. LONELY, III, of LONELY &
CONELY P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1367, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court on or before
March 7, 2005; otherwise a judge-
ment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on January 25, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By/S/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
550782 ON 2/1,8,15,22/05