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Vol. 96 No. 62 Thursday, March 3, 2005 50t Plus tax


Brief
Brief water
notice lifted
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority announced on
Wednesday, March 2, that their
Feb. 28 boil water notice had
been rescinded.
.Water from the utility is now
safe for drinking, cooking and
dental hygiene.
The ban was lifted follow-
ing the correction of the chemi-
cal feed pump problem at the
water plant, and the satisfacto-
ry completion of the bacterio-
logical survey.

Inside
Seminole to
visit museum
This week the students are
traveling to the Children's
Museum in Sebring. The stu-
dents will learn about giant
bubbles, crawl through the
giant maze, play with make-up,
and act on a theatrical stage.
They will also pretend to be.
doctors, grocers, pilots, mail-
men, and fireman. Thank you
to all of the parents who will
help with the trip. The students
will have a wonderful time!
Mrs. Peterson's class is
learning about jungle animals.
They also are learning about
Abraham Lincoln and George
Washington. They made a traf-
fic light in honor of Garrett Mor-
gan, the inventor of the first traf-
fic light. They are discussing
other famous African Ameri-
cans as.well. The Student of the
Week this week is Zackery
Floyd. Congratulations to
Matthew Barr, Emanuel Becer-
rill, Kaytlin Layfield, Kain
Sawka, and Jacob Shirey for
learning all 23 sight words.
They are now learning first
grade words. Way To Go!
Page3
American life
expectancy rises
WASHINGTON Declines
in death rates from most major
causes have pushed Ameri-
cans' life expectancy to. a
record 77.6 years. Women are
still living longer than men, but
the gap is narrowing.
Women now have a life
expectancy of 80.1 years, 5.3
more than men. That's down
from 5.4 years in 2002 and con-
tinues a steady decline from a
peak difference of 7.8 years in
1979, the National Center for
Health Statistics said Monday in
its annual mortality report.
Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 290
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.80 feet


Lake level 4* !
Last Year:
15.37 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Playing games: Learning can be fun


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Roxy Wyatt, 3, and Jessica Rivas, 3, play an alphabet game on the computer at Build-
ing Blocks.


Ordinance




tabled by




city council


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil tabled an ordinance that
would change the land use des-
ignation at the corner of North-
west Third Avenue and 12th
Street from single family to
multi-family.
Adopting Ordinance No. 881
would allow for a duplex to be
built on the property. However,
the block currently only has sin-
gle family homes on it. The
council was concerned that this
would be the only multi-family
building on the block.
Because the property being


addressed is less than 10 acres
in size, notices regarding this
change were not required to be
sent to the existing property
owners on the block.
In other business, the coun-
cil:
approved the January
2005 warrant registers in the
amount general fund -
$359,932.25, industrial develop-
ment fund $172,975.32, Com-
munity Development Block
Grant grant fund $32,571.94
and public facility fund -
$1,100.04.
adopted Ordinance No.
See Ordinance Page 2


New company


may merge with


other business


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The owner of the first busi-
ness in the city's industrial park
went before the Okeechobee
City Council Tuesday evening
with the announcement of a
possible merger with another
company.
The city's industrial park,
also known as the Okeechobee
Commerce Center, is located in
the northeast part of the city.
The industrial park is located in
that portion of the city that is


north of the railroad track, east
of Taylor Creek and west of
Douglas Park.
The owner of Olde Tyme
Construction Robert Meyers
would not disclose the name of
the business interested in merg-
ing with his company.
Currently, Mr. Meyers' busi-
ness is located in Stuart. The
reason he is relocating the busi-
ness to Okeechobee is because
he has outgrown his existing
facility.
See Merge Page 2


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Jorden York, 3, gets some help learning different shapes while Samantha Clark keeps
an eye on the other children in the three-year-old class at Building Blocks.




Rally for Lake 0' is planned


Sen. Ken Pruitt to speak at rally


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Fishermen, government
officials, businessmen and all
others interested in the health
of Lake Okeechobee are invit-
ed to a "Rally for Lake 0" to be
held Saturday, March 5, from
11 a.m. until noon at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Mari-
na.
The featured speaker will
be State Senator Ken Pruitt.
Audubon of Florida, Friends
of Lake Okeechobee and Lake
Okeechobee Business Owners
(LOBOS) are sponsors of the
rally.
Local businessperson Gail
Powers of LOBOS said she


expects the rally to call atten-
tion to the need for funding for
lake drawdown and phospho-
rous removal. Mrs. Powers
also said she would like to see
the practice of spraying to kill
vegetation on the lake
stopped. She said aquatic
plants help remove some of
the excessive amounts of
nutrient in the lake water.
Dr. Paul Grey of the
Audubon Society noted that
the legislative session starts
next week He predicted that
Sen. Pruitt would discuss fund-
ing for lake improvement pro-
grams. He noted that Sen.
Pruitt was instrumental in the
passage of the Lake Okee-


chobee Protection Act in 2000
and has been an advocate for
improving the lake.
Dr. Gray noted that it took
years of pollution to get Lake
Okeechobee in the condition it
is in today. However, he
expressed optimism that the
tide was turning and the long
battle to clean up the lake was
making progress.
He noted that the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan
(LOPP) sets a goal to reduce
the phosphorus level in the
lake to an average inflow of 50
parts per billion by the year
2015. Dairy farmers in Okee-
chobee County are helping to
reach that goal by using Best
Management Practices
(BMPs).


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Possible Injuries
On 'Tuesday, March 1, according to Sergeant Dawn
Wendt of the Okeechobee City Police Department, Krys-
tal Ann Marie Haney of Okeechobee with her passenger
Tiffany Crawford were traveling westbound on S.R. 70 at
the intersection of east Third Street when Ofelia Cruz of
Okeechobee driving her GMC pickup tried to crossover
S.R. 70 from S.E. Third Street to N.E. Third Street failing
to yield the right of way to Ms. Haney. Sergeant Wendt
stated at that time, Ms. Cruz came in contact with Ms.
Haney's Mazda Prot6ge, causing Ms. Haney and her pas-
senger to be sent to Raulerson Hospital with possible
injuries. Sergeant Wendt also stated that Ms. Cruz was
cited for failure to yield the right of way.


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News Briefs

Mega Money
rolls over
TALLAHASSEE No ticket
matched the four winning num-
bers plus the Mega Ball in the Mega
Money game, the Florida Lottery
said Wednesday.
Eight tickets won $1,464 for
picking 4-of-4; 68 tickets won
$377.50 for picking 3-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball number; 1,541 tickets
won $49.50 for picking 3-of-4;
2,359 tickets won $22.50 for pick-
ing 2-of-4 numbers plus the Mega
Ball; and 20,445 tickets won $2.50
for picking 2-of-4; 48,720 won $2
for matching one number plus the
Mega Ball; 49,059 won a free Quick
Pick ticket for matching the Mega
Ball.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 12-20-25-32 and the
Mega Ballwas 13.
Fantasy 5 rolls over
TALLAHASSEE No ticket
matched all five numbers in the
Fantasy 5 game, the Florida Lottery
said Wednesday.
The 350 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $783 each.
Another 11,309 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $9, and 108,603 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 2-7-12-16-35.
Missing kids
found, and safe
ALTHA Two children who
were taken from a northern Florida
home were found safe in Mississip-
pi, authorities said Wednesday.
An Amber Alert was called off
early Wednesday for Loretta
Swearingin, 17, and Jonathan
Sampson, 12, the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office said.
Edkah Marshall, 19, took the
children Tuesday and traveled to
Mississippi to visit a relative, who
then alerted authorities, the sher-
iff's office said.
The sheriff's office believes
Marshall abducted the children
after fatally shooting his grand-
mother. Marshall was taken into
custody in Brookhaven, Miss., but
charges were not immediately
known, a Calhoun County sheriff's
dispatcher said Wednesday.
Hardee officials
search for escapees
WAUCHULA Two inmates
escaped from a jail when they
squeezed through some razor wire
in the facility's recreation yard,
authorities said.
Hardee County deputies were
searching for Anthony L. Deboy,
22, and Ronald D. Smith, 31, who
were discovered missing Monday
night, said Maj. Claude Harris of the
sheriff's office.
Deboy, of Naples, was serving
time for violation of parole on a
variety of theft charges and drug
possession.
Smith, of Avon Park, had been
charged with battery, assault and
illegal possession of weapons.
Elections official
denies accusations
WINTER HAVEN Polk Coun-
ty's election supervisor defended
herself against criticism from a
grand jury, denying accusations
that she neglected her duties in a
fraudulent petition drive.
Election supervisor Lori
Edwards said it's not her fault the
drive to alter county government
ended up with the arrest of Dewey
Smith, chairman of the Home Rule
Charter Committee.
Smith, 76, was indicted Feb. 24
by a grand jury that alleged he sub-
mitted signatures he knew were
forged for a petition drive. He has
denied the charges, which include
forgery and accepting illegal cash
campaign contributions.
Smith's petition aimed to cut
Edwards' salary in half, limit her
term of office and put her under
the authority of the county com-
mission. The sheriff, property
appraiser, tax collector and clerk of
courts also would have been affect-
ed had the initiative made it on the
ballot and was passed by voters.

Sinkhole forces
evacuation order
LAKE CITY A large sinkhole
opened near a north Florida pond,
sending a torrent of water into the
crater and forcing the evacuation
of 11 mobile homes, officials said.
The sinkhole also threatened to


destroy a two-story house and con-
taminate well water after opening
up early Tuesday near U.S. High-
way 90 in Lake City.
Columbia County spokesman
Harvey Campbell said the cavity
grew Tuesday to 225 feet long and
100 feetwide.
A layer of moisture from last
year's hurricane season likely
caused the terrain to collapse, offi-
cials said. Soggy conditions wors-
ened this past weekend when Lake
City received 2 to 4 inches of rain.
Columbia County Health
Department officials were con-
cerned that surface water runoff
may enter the Floridan aquifer sys-
tem and contaminate the drinking
water.


Board grantS registration to fence company
By Pete Gawda handyman registration. He cannot pull a permit or build Building Official Arnold Ver- dire need to have these structures
Okeechobee News They also discussed require- newfences, wey told the board that only two demolished before another hurri-
ments for demolition permits. The board voted to sponsor contractors currently hold a dem- cane compounds the damage.
strutoe dsr Oke chbeContyn Coard Thomas Blount of Double B's John Davis to take the profession- olition license. He noted that there Therefore, upon his recom-
meruto T nuestry Liernson Bard gat Fencing was granted a Non al exams for aluminum with con- are many structures in the county mendation, the board voted to
medtw Tusdapaoensoonip and ornte Restricted, Limited Specialty Reg- create and business and law. that need to be demolished from request that the county commis-
edon-trutural pestrced, Limite istration, even though it was noted Charles Wilson was also spon- the last hurricane. With another sioners enact emergency meas-
Specialty Registration -- more that this registration would only scored to take the exam for electri- hurricane season rapidly ures making it easier to acquire a
oc mmonly referred to as the give him the right to repair fences, calijourneyman, approaching, he said there is a demolition license.


Local man killed



in vehicle crash


A 54-year-old Okeechobee
man was killed in a single vehicle
crash Tuesday at 6:32 p.m. in the
12300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.
David Travis Hare was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
personnel.
According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office report by
Deputy Chris Hans, the crash
occurred in the area of County
Road 15-B when Mr. Hare was
traveling northbound on U.S. 441
S.E. and tried to pass two vehicles.
The report goes on to state that


as Mr. Hare pulled back into the
northbound lane he apparently
lost control of the 1995 black Toy-
ota truck he was driving. The
truck began to slide and traveled
off the roadway into the north
side shoulder and ditch embank-
ment, said Dep. Hans.
The deputy's report states the
vehicle struck a telephone pole
then a tree. At this point, the pick-
up began to overturn, continues
the report.
Dep. Hans said Mr. Hare was
not wearing his seatbelt and was
partially ejected from the truck.


Community Events

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 infor-
mation, call Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492.
Street ministry will meet
Okeechobee Street Ministry will be held on March 5 from 6
until 8 p.m. They will meet in the City Park for an evening of wor-
ship and gospel music. Food and drinks will be provided. For
information, call David Eng at (863) 634-3360.
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
Center is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. DuPuis is
eight miles west of Indiantown on the south side of Kanner High-
way (S.R. 76). Go to the visitors' center at Gate 5. For information,
call (800) 432-2045, ext 3339.
Friendship Singers to be in concert
On Sunday, March 6, the Friendship Singers from Friendship
International Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be per-
. forming at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second
St. Group members are from across the U.S. However, there will
be special guests from the organization's missions in Chile, Hun-
gary and Romania dressed in traditional folk costume. Perfor-
mances 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.
Trust Quartet in concert
The Trust Quartet will be in concert at the Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., on March 6 at 10:30 a.m. For
information, call Pat Daunt at (863) 357-1958.
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 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.




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Ordinance
Continued From Page 1
879 closing, the alleyways at
Northwest Third St. and U.S. 441
N. The property will be used for a
restaurant.
adopted Ordinance No. 880
that ties the city to a 30-year elec-
tric franchise with Florida Power
and Light. Councilman Dowling
Watford voted against the ordi-
nance. Mr. Watford did not agree
with one of the sections that pro-
hibits the city from entering the
electric utility business during the
agreement.
adopted Ordinance No. 882
changing the land use designa-
tion at the corner of Northeast
Third Avenue and Seventh Street
from single family to.commercial,
to allow a church office on the
property. The Big Lake Baptist
Association, will be purchasing


Merge
Continued From Page 1
He said the other business
that has three factories is located
in the south part of the state and
employs around 1,200 people.
Both businesses specialize in
cast concrete construction mate-
rials.
If the merger takes place, the
other company projects they will
employ 225 workers with an
hourly wage of around $13.25.
Also, two of the company's three
factories would probably close.
Also, the other company
would operate six days a week
with three shifts which would
help keep down vandalism in
the park, since people would be
present there around the clock.
Mr. Meyers also told the coun-
cil that his 36,000-square-foot
factory in the industrial park is
almost 100 percent complete.
However, for this merger to
happen Mr. Meyers said he
needs more land to the north of
his current property in the indus-
trial park.


Winning Lottery
numbers
Winning Lottery numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Tuesday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash3
8-8-7
Play 4
0-2-1-7
Mega Money
32-12-25-20, Mega Ball: 13
Fantasy 5
7-35-2-12-16


the property from David and Anita
Nunez.
accepted the dedication and
approved the final plat of Taylor
Creek Estates.
adopted Ordinance No. 886.
Adopting this ordinance corrected
a legal description in a previous
ordinance regarding a street the
council closed.
approved the first reading of
Ordinance No. 883 and set March
15 as the final public hearing date.
Adoption of this ordinance would
change the future land use at the
corner of Northeast Third Avenue
and Seventh Street from residential
single family 1, to commercial
professional office.
approved the first reading of
Ordinance No. 884 and set April 5
as the final public hearing date.
Adoption of this ordinance would
close the alley behind First Baptist
Church and Southwest Fifth Street,
between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.


Mr. Meyers is asking for an
additional 40 feet north of his
existing lots. Of the 30 acres he
purchased from the city, Mr.
Meyers has 28.2 acres. The
request for more land would
bring him up to the 30 acres that
was in his contract with the city.
Although Mr. Meyers' busi-


approved the first reading of
Ordinance No. 885 and set March
15 as the final public hearing.
Adoption of this ordinance would
allow residential nonconforming
uses to be continued after the sale
of the property.
granted a request for a 20
percent reduction of parking for a
proposed restaurant at the corner
of Northwest Third Street and U.S.
441. This restaurant will have the
most traffic at night when the sur-
rounding businesses that share
the public parking are closed.
approved a temporary street
closing request from the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce
for the Speckled Perch Festival.
Southwest Second Avenue,
Southwest Third Avenue, South-
west Fourth Avenue, Southwest
Fifth Avenue and Southwest Sixth
Avenue will be temporarily closed
March 12-13 from 7 a.m. until
4:30 p.m.


ness is six to eight weeks away
from completion, if the merger
occurs the business will proba-
bly not be opened until Septem-
ber.
The council asked City Attor-
ney John Cook to prepare an
option contract for the addition-
al property.


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Seminole students to visit Children's Museum


Kindergarten
This week the students are
traveling to the Children's Muse-
um in Sebring. The students will
learn about giant -"
bubbles, crawl
through the giant
maze, play with .
make-up, and act
on a theatrical stage.
They will also pretend to be doc-
tors, grocers, pilots, mailmen, and
fireman. Thank you to all of the
parents who will help with the
trip. The students will have a won-
derful time!
Mrs. Peterson's class is learn-
ing about jungle animals. They
also are learning about Abraham
Lincoln and George Washington.
They made a traffic light in honor
of Garrett Morgan, the inventor of
the first traffic light. They are dis-
cussing other famous African
Americans as well. The Student of
the Week this week is Zackery
Floyd. Congratulations to
Matthew Barr, Emanuel Becerrill,
Kayflin Layfield, Kain Sawka, and
Jacob Shirey for learning all 23
sight words. They are now learn-
ing first grade words. Way To Go!
This week Ms. Themm's class
has been working with money.
They have been focusing on the
penny, nickel, and dime. They
have also started a top secret proj-
ect for Mother's Day.
Mrs. Brown's students are fin-
ishing up their Valentine activities


while continuing to focus on the
alphabet and reading. In math
they are continuing the unit on
money.
Mrs. Jordan's class enjoyed
reading many, many Eric Carle
books. Each student wrote about
his/her favorite book. Then the
student made a tissue paper col-
lage of the character in his favorite
story. The Star Students of the
Week for February were Ray
Nieto and Lluvia Gallegos. Since
all students have been featured
for a week, now the Student of
the Week will be a student who
has show exemplary behavior
and good character for the previ-
ous week. The first Student of the
Week is Morgan Bolan. She works
hard with her class work and is
very kind and considerate to the
other students. Congratulations,
Morgan!
Students of the Week in Mrs.
Blair's class are Visente Gonzalez
and Adrian Hernandez. Mrs.
Blair's class made stovepipe hats
and wrote notable facts about
Abraham ,Lincoln. In honor of
President Lincoln, President
Washington and all U.S. presi-
dents, we learned the song (sung
to the tune of "America the Beau-
tiful):
"President's Day is here again,
Reminding us of how two special
men helped us to gain the free-
dom we have now.
Those leaders of the years gone
by, Were honest, fair, and wise.


They took a stand, fought for
our land, And kept freedom
alive!"

First Grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
math class are practicing their
basic addition facts to 18. In read-
ing class they are learning about
robots as they read their weekly
story "My Robot". They are draw-
ing and writing about their own
make-believe robots. The class is
now on book number eleven in
the. Magic Tree House series,
"Lions at Lunchtime". In this
book they are learning about
Africa and its animals. Congratu-
lations to Students of the Week,
Trista Osceola and Jacqueline
Phares, who demonstrate the
characteristics of good citizens.

Second Grade
Congratulations to Christopher
Samuel and Carlos Rivera for
being chosen the Students of the
Week in Mrs. McClanahan's class.
Christopher loves math. Carlos'
favorite subject is art. Both boys
want to drive trucks when they
grow up. The second grade class-
es enjoyed \going to the Dolly
Hand Cultural Center to see a live
production of'Rainbow Fish.' We
are working on time in math.
Please work with your child on a
clock in your home and check the
homework to make sure he/she
understands. The homework is


an extension of that day's lesson.
We appreciate your help as the
concept of time is a difficult one.
Remember to ask your child to
read to you twenty minutes each
night.
Students of the Week in Mrs.
Koff's class are Ashley Byrd and
Kayla Culbertson. Keep up the
good work, girls! Mrs. Koff would
like to compliment the second
grade students on their great
behavior on our trip to the Dolly
Hand Cultural Center. We really
showed what a good audience
looks like. The students and
teachers enjoyed the play "Rain-
bow Fish" and the quick picnic
we had before the play. Parents,
we have completed our chapter
in math on money and are mov-
ing on to telling time. Please con-
tinue counting money with your
child while you practice telling
time.

Third Grade
Third grade classrooms have
been busy preparing for FCAT.
They have been working out of
the "Blast Off!" books to help pre-
pare them for FCAT. Mrs. Dixon,
principal, has challenged third
grade students to a multiplication
challenge. Any student who
memorizes times tables through
the nines by FCAT test week will
be invited to an ice cream party
with her. The ice cream sundaes
will be complete with the works!


The students have been tested on
the there 2's and 3's. During this
past week the students were test-
ed on the 4's and 5's multiplica-
tion facts. The week of Feb. 28,
the students will be tested on the
times tables of 6's and 7's. The fol-
lowing week, March 7, the stu-
dents will be tested on the multi-
plication facts of 8's and 9's.
Practice those times tables at
home every night!
Congratulations to third grade
Students of Week for Feb.7, Marc
Tijerina, Cristian Santos, Seth
McWhorter, Danny Bohannon,
Victor Nunez and Austin Parker.
Congratulations to Students of
Week for Feb. 14, Shiannah Frank,
Ezequiel Gomez, Cody Dunn,
Maurico Ruiz, Daniel Jimenez and
Avery Plemons. Keep up the good
work!

Fourth Grade
Ms. McDonnough's reading
class is on a mission to tame the
wild "FCAT." The class is honing
skills in writing short and extended
responses. The students are learn-
ing to focus and add more support
to their answers. In our learning
centers, we have added more non-
fiction books including "Our West,
the Harlem Renaissance" and
"Hurricanes!" This will help stu-
dents tackle different types of liter-
ature covered in the test.
Mrs. White's math class has
completed our chapter on frac-


tions and is now working on
perimeter. All math students
should be practicing their multipli-
cation on a daily basis. In reading
we are working on a fictional nar-
rative about wolf pups. We have
enjoyed finding out information
on wolves and their packs. We are
continuing to work on our Sun-
shine State Standards as we pre-
pare for our upcoming FCAT test.
In social studies we are working
on nonfiction reading material as
we practice answering short and
extended response questions that
will be found on our FCAT test. We
have enjoyed finding out informa-
tion on Yellowstone National Park
and about recycling.
Mrs. Tomlinson's reading class
is busy studying inventors and
inventions. We are researching the
backgrounds of famous inventions
as well as famous inventors to
inspire our own inventions. We
are designing our own inventions
too. Who knows? We might have
the next Benjamin Franklin in
class. To help with our inventions,
we are focusing on writing instruc-
tions with the main idea objective
thrown in to help with our writing
skills. In math, we did a great AIMS
activity called "Golly be Gum". We
were testing ten different types of
bubble gum to see which brands
had the most sugar. Just an FYI-
Bubblicious Blue Blow Out had 27
percent sugar, the most of any of
the other flavors we tested.


Law Enforcement Activity Report


City Police
Feb.23
Traffic stop/seized tab, N.W
Ninth Ave.
Escort, N.E. Fifth St.
Forgery/counterfeit, S. Parrott
Ave.
Missing person/runaway, S.W.
14th St.
Traffic accident, S.W Second
Ave.
Disabled vehicle, C. 15 and
S.R. 70
Disabled vehicle, C. 15 and
S.R. 70
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, S.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, C. .15 S.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Escort, N.E. Fifth St.
Building check, S.W Fifth St.
Police service call, S.W. 16th
St.
Child/elderly abuse, N.W. 10th
St.
Shoplifting/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.E. Park St. '
Animal complaint, S.W. Sev-
enth Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.R. 710.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.,
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth St.
Feb. 24
Civil matter, S.W. Third St.
Alarm/cancel, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/warrant, S.
Parrott Ave.
Unwanted guest/trespassing,


N.W. Park St.
Criminal. mischief, N. Parrott
Ave.
Domestic problem/distur-
bance, S.W. Fifth Ave. .
Traffic accident, N.E. Second
Ave.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Trespassing, N. Parrott Ave.
Registration check, N. Parrott
Ave.
Police service call, jN.W. Ninth
Ave.
Traffic stop/seized tag, S.E.
10th Ave.
Burglary/building check, S.E.
Sixth Ave.
Feb.25
Fire/vehicle/brush/structure,
S.E. Second St.
Disabled vehicle, Fifth Ave and
S.R. 70.
Disabled vehicle, N.W. 11th
Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. 11th
Ave.
Disabled vehicle, N. Parrott
Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott
Ave.
Disabled vehicle, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Unfounded, N.W. 15th St.
Alarm, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Shoplifting/trespassing, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Shoplifting/trespassing, S. Par-


rott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W. Third St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70.
- Wash down/fire department,
S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.
Feb.26
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.W Sixth St.
Verbal threats/trespassing,
N.W 1lth Ave.
Unwanted guest/cancel, S.W
Sixth Ave.
Criminal mischief, S.W. Fifth
Ave.
Lost/found property, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Civil matter, N.W. 11th St.
Traffic accident, C. 15 and S.R.
70.
Information, N.E. Eighth Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott
Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S.R. 70 and
C. 15.
Abandoned vehicle, N.E. Fifth
St.
Police service call, N.E. Eighth
Ave.
Disturbance, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Landlord problem, S.W Eighth


Burglary, N.E. Fifth St.
Feb.27
Prowler/building check, S.E.'
Third St.
Disturbance, N.E. Fourth Ave.
Disturbance/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.E. 11th St.
Man down/sick person, S.E.
11th St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. E. Third
Ave.
Lost/found property, S.R. 70 W.
Alarm, S.W 16th St.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.
Police service call, N.W Sixth
St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, S.E. Eighth
Ave.
Alarm, S.E. 21st St.
Disturbance, N.E. Eighth Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Park St.

Sheriff's Office
Recovery/stolen vehicle, Boat
ramp, lock 7.
Trespass, N.W. 21st Lane.


Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Domestic/verbal, N.W Eighth
St.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Assault, S.E. 50th Ave.
Domestic, N.W. 38th Ave.
Stolen/vehicle, S.R. 70 E.
Feb.22
Theft/money, S.E. 56th St.
Fraud, S.E. 23rd St.
Information, N.W. Third St.
Vandalism/mailbox, N.W
160th St.
Lewd and lascivious/prisoner
in custody, U.S. 441 N.
Theft/money, U.S. 441 N.
Theft/tools, N.W 34th Terr.
Burglary, N.E. 12th Lane.
Suicide/threats, S.E. 36th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. 38th Ave.
Counterfeit, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, N.W. 46th Terr.
Neighbor problems, N.W 47th
Terr.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441
S.E.
Feb.23
Attempt to locate.,'S.W. 21st St.
Vandalized/mailboxes, N.W.
Third St.


Burglary, N.E. 26th Ave.
Recovered/vehicle, S.E. 128th
Ave.
Suicide/threats, N.W Sixth St.
Burglary, N.E. 131st Lane.
Harassment, N.E. Fourth Lane.
Threats, S.E. 34th Ave.
Assault/prisoners in custody,
N.W 39th Blvd.
Juvenile returned home, S.W
21st St.
Fight/prisoners in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Feb.24
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Domestic, S.E. 38th Ave.
Feb.28
Burglary, S.E. 28th St.
Burglary, S.E. 39th Ave.
Burglary, S.E. 38th Ave.
Burglary, N.E. Ninth Way.
Missing juvenile, S.W. 67th
Drive.
Missing juvenile, N.E. 39th
Blvd.
Domestic/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Fifth St.
Juvenile problem/prisoners in
custody, N.W. 34th Ave.


Obituaries


John D. Lanier
John D. Lanier, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died on Thursday,
Feb. 24, 2005. A member of a pio-
neer Osceola
County family,
he was born
and raised in
Kissimmee
and. was the
son of Daniel
and Ruby
Johnson ..
Lanier. He was
a veteran of the John D.
Army having Lanier
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.
Survived by: wife, Elisabeth,
whom it met in Germany and
brought back to the states follow-
ing 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. on 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 in Kissimmee.

John H. Thomas
John H. Thomas, age 72, of
Okeechobee, died Feb. 23, 2005,
at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born in Carrolton, Miss. and was a
resident of Okeechobee for 35
years coming from Indiantown.
He was a laborer in the citrus
industry. He was a member of the
New Hope Masonic Lodge #445,


F. &A.M. of Okeechobee.
Survivors include: mother,
Ethel Thomas'of Okeechobee;
wife, Sebrena S. Thomas of
Okeechobee; nine daughters,
Rosetta Davis, Joann Roque-
more, Estell and Lillie Thomas,
all of St. Petersburg, Ossie Flem-
ing, Stephanie Thomas, Takilya
Roberts, Sherita Thomas and
Tina Thomas, all of Okee-
chobee; two sons, John H.
Thomas, Jr. of St. Petersburg and


Brian Thomas of Okeechobee;
21 grandchildren; and, six great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Fri-
day, March 4 from 5 until 7 p.m.,
at St. Stephens A.M.E. Church in
Okeechobee.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m.,
at A.M.E. Church.
All services are entrusted to
Funerals by Coleman, Port St.
Lucie.


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Selling Out
"I'd like to add a little contribution about the northerners in
town this year. I've owned a local business here for 15 years
and I have some very sweet customers that come every year,
and are very special to me. But I have to be honest, some of
them are so hard to deal with that I absolutely dread every win-
ter. But this season they have been the rudest, pushiest, most
obnoxious and arrogant I've ever experienced. So, I've decided
to sell my business as I'm tired of being abused by these people
and going home upset every day. I'd much rather have my
peace of mind than tolerate their inexcusable behavior. If these
people would use a few elementary, common sense manners,
this town would be more willing to embrace their winter vis-
its."
Untimely Notice
"I would like to thank OUA and the Okeechobee News for
their timely notice about not drinking the water, and to boil the
water before we drink it. They told us on March 1 that we were
supposed to boil starting Feb. 28. It's nice to know. Now I can
go back in time undrink all the water I drank yesterday. Thank
you for the timely notice."
Boil Water
"I would like to know how I am supposed to boil the water
that I use in my dish washer? I think it is going to be a pretty
good trick."
Letter
"I hope everyone read the letter to the editor in the paper on
Feb. 28 by J.K. Murray. What he said was true. If you didn't get a
chance to read it, please do. Very good letter Mr. Murray."
No Help
"I do not have any financial assistance and I haven't gotten
any help from FEMA and my landlord that I pay rent to every
month has refused to help and my ceiling has fallen through
and my floors are falling through. I live in a three bedroom,
doublewide mobile home with my children and disabled hus-
band. Can anyone tell me how I can get my landlord to help? If I
don't pay the rent, the landlord will kick me out." (Editor's
Note: Thanks for calling. At the local level call (863) 357-4177
and ask for Lynn or Julie, who are associated with the Lamb of
God Ministries. At the state level, contact Pamela Keil with the
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) at (407) 856-3298, or
(407) 470-2142.)
President
"President Bush is running this country about as good as a
blind golfer who is trying to win the U.S. Open."
Junkyard
"We are winter visitors and are wondering why the junkyard
on Parrot Avenue is in such bad condition? A year ago the city
was making the owner clean it up and it was looking much bet-
ter with all the junk behind the fence. When we came back this
year, it was worse than ever. What happened?" (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. According to City Attorney John Cook, a
lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Brantley, the owner of the
junkyard, in November of 2004. The first count of the suit
involves foreclosure against the property by the city to collect
unpaid fines. The second count is a request for a permanent
injunction to abate a nuisance. This is an open and pending
lawsuit in the local circuit court.)



Community Events


OCRA meeting scheduled
Te Okeechobee Citizens Recreational Association (OCRA) will
hold their monthly meeting Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7:30
p.m. The meeting will be held in Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St.
OCRA meets on 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.





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Courtesy photo/NFL/St. Louis Rams
Looking Back ...
Former Okeechobee Brahman Jimmie Jones (#98 in white jersey) rushes Atlanta Falcon quarterback Jeff George (#1
in black jersey). Jones, who graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1985, played college football at the University
of Miami. Jones was then signed by the NFL's Dallas Cowboys where he was on two Super Bowl winning teams. He also
scored a touchdown in the Cowboys' Super Bowl win over the Buffalo Bills when he picked up a fumble by Buffalo quar-
terback Jim Kelly and ran in for the score. At that point, he was the only defensive lineman to have scored a touchdown
in the Super Bowl. Jones went on to play for the St. Louis Rams. He is now retired from the NFL and living in the Dallas
area. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring
them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 9.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events


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
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 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.
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 anid
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives 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 Citizens 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 Paula Baxley, 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 informa-.
tion 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 Day 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 available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W.Sec-
ond Ave. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.



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Community Events


Library presents folk music program
Steve Blackwell and Friends, Florida folk recording artists,
will be appearing at the Okeechobee County Public Library on
Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. They will present a program highlight-
ing many interesting events and characters from Florida's past.
The five-piece group offers original Florida folk music that
could best be described as high-energy acoustic-folk. This pro-
gram is funded by a mini-grant from the Florida Humanities
Council and is free and open to the public.,"
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. Din-
ner 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-registration 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@theway-
mans.com
Lake information session planned
An information session on what the State Legislature will be
doing in regard to Lake Okeechobee will be held at Okee-Tantie
on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. until noon. The featured
speaker will be State Senator Ken Pruitt, Legislative sponsor of
the Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan (LOPP). For information,
contact Paul Gray, science coordinator for the Audubon Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Program, at (863) 655-1831; or, e-mail
audubon@okeechobee.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 are talk show topic
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 on 100.3 FM. The guest will
Michael Dobsinski, media relations specialist with the Internal
Revenue Service. The topic will be the changes in tax laws, fil-
ing options and tax breaks for hurricane victims. For informa-
tion, call the IRS at (800) 829-1040. For forms and publications,
call (800) 829-3676.
Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri -'Civic Center that was
scheduled 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 bev-
erage. You can eat in or take out. Delivery is available in the city
limits. This event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Luther-
ans and proceeds will go to benefit the Non-Alcohol 'Grad Nite
Party, My Aunt's Closet, Okeechobee Rehab and Hospice. Tick-
ets are available at Peace Lutheran Church. For information,
call (863) 763-5042.






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Hospice plans
to host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will
be holding a yard 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 Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Ave. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.
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 Visit-
ing Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St. This is for anyone con-
cerned about memory loss.
Screenings will be clone by the
Memory Disorder Center of St.
Mary.'s Hospital. For appoint-
ment, call (800) 861-7826.


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 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 Pregnancy Prevention
Task Force and sponsored by the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion. Upcoming lectures will focus
on sex education for teens/par-
ents, sexual predators, adoles-
cence and sexual boundaries, and
techniques to use for children that
are self mutilating. The doors will
open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures
will begin promptly at noon. For
information, call the Healthy Start
Coalition Office at (863) 462-5877.


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Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
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


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski Freshman Jami Fadley of,Okeechobee High School shows
Lady Brahman Jenni Ronkko goes for the ball at Tuesday the form that helped her win in doubles competition against
afternoon's match with Port St. Lucie. Ronkko won 4-6, 6-4, the Lady Jaguars of Port St. Lucie High School. She teamed
6-4. She also won in doubles competition with partner Jami up with veteran player Jenni Ronkko to win their doubles
Fadley, as they defeated their Lady Jaguars counterparts 8- match against Port St. Lucie's Emily Bailey and Mallory Win-
5. stead 8-5.


Brahman netters split with PSL


The Brahman tennis played
host to the Port St. Lucie Jaguars
Tuesday afternoon at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex and
ended up splitting with the-visi-
tors.
The boys' team lost a close
match 4-3, while the girls' team
kept their winning streak alive by
downing the Lady Jaguars 6-1.
"Ryan Bailey continued to play
well at No. 1," said Okeechobee
head coach Daryl Roehm. "Fresh-
man Bobby Spelts picked up his
first varsity win. Elj Cabansay also
picked up his first varsity win as a
result of a forfeit. The boys' record
is now 0-5."
The girls played a fantastic
match winning 6-1, continued
Roehm. Four of the' singles


matches went to three sets. The
girls pulled out three of them, all
after losing the first set, he added.
"Jenni Ronkko played
extremely well in both singles and
doubles play," stated Roehm.
Freshman Jami Fadley saw her
first official match play, teaming
up with Ronkko to win No. 2 dou-
bles against Port St. Lucie's Emily
Bailey and Mallory Winstead, 8-5.
The girls' team record is now
4-1.
Results of the individual
matches were:
Boys Singles:
Ryan Bailey (Okee.) def.
Harley Marcel (PSL) 6-2,6-4.
Mike Hery (PSL) def. Joey Ellis
(Okee.) 6-1, 6-0.
Dane Bes (PSL) def. Ryan Ful-


ford (Okee.) 6-2, 6-1.
Bobby Spelts (Okee.) def.
Kevin Kiwi (PSL) 6-0, 6-0.
Elj Cabansay (Okee.) won by
forfeit 6-0,6-0. "'
Boys Doubles:
Marcel and Hery (PSL) def.
Bailey and Ellis (Okee.) 8-3.
Bes and Kiwi (PSL) def. Fulford
and Spelts (Okee.) 8-5.
Girls Singles:
Catherine Spangler (Okee.)
def. Gheriane Ulysse (PSL) 6-0, 6-
2.
Alyssa Wright (Okee.) def.
Patricia Vanden Elzen (PSL) 4-6, 6-
0,6-3.
Jenni Ronkko (Okee.) def.
Alisha Neverson (PSL) 4-6, 6-4, 6-
4.
Emily Bailey (PSL) def. Rachel


Vickers (Okee.) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0.
Rina Boswell (Okee.) def.
Caitlin Graffius (PSL) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Girls Doubles:
Spangler and Wright (Okee.)
def. Vanden Elzen and Neverson
(PSL) 8-4.
Ronkko and Jami Fadley
(Okee.) def. Bailey and Mallory
Winstead (PSL) 8-5.
The Brahmans will be on the
road March 3, 8 and 10, against
Clewiston, Fort Pierce Central at
Lawnwood and Fort Pierce West-
wood also at Lawnwood. All
matches will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Okeechobee will return home
op Monday, March 14, to take on
Lake Placid at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex. Game time will
be 4 p.m.


memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meetings
of the Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational 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.


Courtesy photo
Masonic Lodge Pistons
The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee
County Parks & Recreation's 10 and under basketball
team, the Masonic Lodge # 237 Pistons. They are (in no
particular order) Jose Santibanez, Shamarah Shanks,
Timothy Farrell, Maranda Serrano, Robert Blitch, Simeon
Washington, Jaryaca Baker, Randy Shore, Brendan
Jonassaint and Christopher Perez. They are coached by
Neil Jewel.


Del Rio now on Jag's coaching staff


JACKSONVILLE The Jack-
sonville Jaguars hired Mark
Michaels as assistant special
teams coach Wednesday, round-
ing out coach Jack Del Rio's
revamped staff.
The 38-year-old Michaels spent
the last four seasons with the Seat-
tle Seahawks, the first three as an
assistant under current Jaguars
special teams coordinator Pete
Rodriguez. Michaels was Seattle's
special teams coordinator last sea-
son. The Seahawks finished 18th
in the league in kickoffs, 30th in
punts, 22nd in kickoff returns and
22nd in punt returns last season.
Michaels, who also spent two
seasons (1999-2000) with the


Cleveland Browns, is the latest in a
long list of coaching changes for
Del Rio after his second season.
Del Rio fired offensive coordi-
nator Bill Musgrave, linebackers
coach Mike Haluchak and assis-
tant head coach Steve Shafer. He
also switched Ken Anderson from
wide receivers coach to quarter-
backs coach and reassigned
Anthony Lynn from running backs
coach to assistant special teams
coach. Lynn then took a job, as
running backs coach-with the Dal-
las Cowboys: a -1*:; :"
Del Rio h gd Cafl Smith as
offensive coordinator, Brian Van-
Gorder as linebackers coach,
Steve Walters as wide receivers


coach and Kennedy Pola as run-
ning backs coach. He also hired
Dave Campo as assistant head
coach/secondary coach.
After Del Rio's first season in
2003, he replaced special teams
coordinator Bill Bates, assistant
special teams coach Paul McCord
and wide receivers coach Larry
Kirksey.
Also Wednesday, the Jags
signed unrestricted free agent tight
end/long snapper Joe Zelenka to a
multiyear contract. Zelenka
played in every game last season
for the Jaguars and has played in
64 consecutive games since sign-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, Feb. 25,
through Thursday, March 3, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Because of Winn-
Dixie" (PG-) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Hitch" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they
need. There is no charge and
anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at 763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all,
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 N Hwy. 441. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For more information, please
call 763-0175 or 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ferenice in the lives of others?'
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours A week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) begins in
June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper tow-
els, old large towels, blankets,
old kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.
Rescue takes
in unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep them, donate them by call-
ing (772) 467-0400. For more
information, ask for Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the question is
whose children are these? The


answer is they belong to all of
us. You can help abused and
neglected children by donating
your operational car, boat, truck
or other vehicle to Kids In Dis-
tress by calling (954) 390-7620.
Kids In Distress is a community-
supported agency dedicated to
the care, treatment and preven-
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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.


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quilting, canning jars, and
much more.
OKEECHOBEE Fn & Sat
3/04 & 3/05 8am-?
1696 SW 23rd Ter-
race, 1 Str. over from
Old Oak View Baptist
Church. Tools, ster-
eo, tapes, CD's, &
household items.


1768 SW 24TH Ave
Mar 4th & 5th,
Variety items.


Middle Aged Male, non
smoker, in search of fem.
55-65 who likes to dance
slow, (863)763-2990
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
WANTED TO COMMUTE
Indiantown to Salerno &
US1 M-F Leave 7:15 Return
5:30 One or both ways.
Good pay Call Bruce
772-597-1121/812-3014


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./ Assinstaller
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
Compbenefits, 401kalary. Send
863-763-8391

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HaCorporationmputer &
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Is now hiring
Management positions
at our
OPikeechobee location
Fax resumes to:
561-992-4165
Administrative Assistant:
Computer exp. a MUST &
Exc. organizational skills. P
Possess great customer
service skills & be flexible.
Local established business.
Competitive Salary. Send
resume to: 863-763-6621














DISTRIBUTOR
A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT w/good:
Hardware, Computer &
Internet skills.
Pick up application at:
100 SW15th St. or
Fax Resume to:
863-467-0816.

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Nights & Weekends. Pizza
Experience a must. Call
(863)467-2222 Richard.
CARPENTERS,
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& LABORS: Needed in Port
St. Lucie. 772-201-9621

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WEEKEND
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Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
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Clean CDL Cis B Lic.
772-597-3755/220-9939
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References
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Potential for advancement
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be part of an excellent nursing team.
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Office, 504 North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
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Department, at 863-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
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Major Okeechobee financial firm needs per-
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and organizational skills who can work inde-.
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training program. EOE
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Knowledge in computer programs:
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Adobe Photoshop
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Customer Greeter Needed
$18 per hour Entry Level Position
Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
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Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.

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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Scar and provide excellent
Ne service to our customer,
N ews 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


Ir 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



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


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.
nwAIP
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
Steel Erectors & Sheet Metal
workers needed for area
projects; Pay based on
experience call
(563)299-0127

Full time Truck Driver/
Loader. Must have Class B
Company benefits, health
ins., paid vacation, 401k.
Drug Free Workplace.
Apply in person at
W & W Lumber,
Hwy 710 West
Indiantown.
Full time AP Clerk with ben-
efits. Fax resume to 772-
597-3300 or call 772-
597-3458.

Full Time
RV Mechanic
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.


GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
and organizational skills
Prdficient in Microsoft
Office and Excel.
Contact Eric
(954)931-0125 for apot.


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.

Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min. 1 yr exp w/
commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
Call 467-8001, 9-5

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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RETAIL SALES/ COMPUT-
ER SKILLS Applications
100 SE 8th Ave Near Pop-
eyes 863-357-4140

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

Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.

Wanted: Bartender
Start immediately, will,
train, nights & weekends.
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
863-763-4954 or
863-763-1550
Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863V763-9383




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BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250
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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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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


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




CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



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



HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.





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
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture "10
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 330
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 650
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 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
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Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed w/6 drawer & pedestal
$100 (863)467-6805


4"
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
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.


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MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088


REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894

REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.


HUFFY 26"- balloon tire
with kick stand and sta-
tionary cycle stand. New,
$35. (863)763-2935.



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
DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
4514.
PANS (8) For roof of car
port or FL rm. Aluminum.
4"x12"x13'L. $80 for all,
will sep. (863)763-0492

WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.



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


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$60 for all.



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

MATERNITY CLOTH'S
82 pcs. shirts pants, short's
dresses, sm. sz. $300
(863)763-3617
SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$50 for all. (863)824-
8749.



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.
-HP Computer Pentium II
192 Mg Ram 17" Monitor
Desk Trade for Pistol ask-
ing $300 (772)461-8822
WEB TV
w/keyboard
$50
(863)357-6229


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

1DINETTE SET- w/4 match-
ing stools, butcher block
top, $85. (863)824-0419.

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
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.
KING SIZE Solid Wood


Commercial
Property C'
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 9'35
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960




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


Cleveland Tour Irons, 3
thru PW, Big Bertha driver
& Cleveland cart bag,
$250. (863)76)763-3724
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
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, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123


PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, hulster &
extra clip. Excellent cond.
$750 (863)467-2315



FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)694-2724.



HEATER, Gas, Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50
(863)763-4028

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




STOVE, Gas, by Brown, Air
Conditioner, nice sz., 110
volt. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)763-4028

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



GUITAR, Stella, Harmonyi 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
ORGAN MID SIZE 2 key-
boards, footpedals &
bench $150 neg.
(863)763-7664
PIANO, UPoRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306


Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 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
BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. Trl in great shape
No Title $2,000
(863)697-6054


Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847

GOLDEN LAB/AUST. SHEP
MIX PUPS- wormed,
shots, $25. (863)610-
1093.

JACK RUSSEL- 6 /2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.

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

TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.

YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.




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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 28-7532



SSONY, 57", High Defini-I
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.
(863)673-0139


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


TABLE SAW
Craftsman 10"
$300
(863)467-9284


I Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 305
Farm Feed 'Products 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies '
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 340
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry Supplies 560
Seeds Plants'
Flowers 315



GRADE QUARTERHORSE
MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
(772)201-7633.

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

Saddlebred, (4)
Pkg. deal for $4000
or $1500 each.
863-697-6421



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

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


Rentals |



Apartments HO5
Business Places '1C'.


PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.
PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 2/V2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424


OKEECHOBEE AREA
Mobile Home, Motor home
or house for 2 Adults &
1 Cat. Every year for
4 months beginning Dec.
2005. Call 859-987-2740 or
write: R. Kenney, 121 Tay-
lor Ave., Paris, KY 40361


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 105
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10/0
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 105)
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080


KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.
Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA on 3
city lots, lots of extras,
must see, asking $180k
(863)467-2227
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
($163,000.)reduced to
$145,000772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158


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


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FL
10 Acre vacant land. 1000'
North of paved road. 724,
9 miles West of Hwy 441.
Mail offer to Address
shown on County
Records for Property
1-36-34-33-OAOO-
R00025-0000.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
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AB 111 AU237
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252



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


Mobile Homes.



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



Doublewide MH, 2BR/2BA,
w/carport & screened
porch, all appliances,
some furniture, Kenetico
water softener, lot size
80x120, completely re-
modeled inside & out,
$89,000. (863)467-7101

OKEECHOBEE, Park model
w/roof over & carport Furn
W/D, FL/Rm. Vantage
Oaks Park 863-357-1180
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.


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Lots For Sale

Underground Utilities

Community Pool,

Clubhouse & Shuffleboard

1200 SW 44th Blvd.
(off SW 16th Avenue)

(8631) 763-3636 or (8631763-1341


FOR RENT Yearly boat
dockage safe private & ai-
iordable located near the
Ortona Lock off of the Ca-
loosahatchee River
(863)675-7080

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16ft.,
$25 C or best offer.
iP'm634 7108

MOTOR, Honda 5 hp, Out-
board. Brand new, less
than 30 hrs. $1000 Firm.
Please call 863-697-1645

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SKEETER '77 16' 140
Evinrude motor, As is
$4000. Cell
(314)651-1951.
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048

TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481

TROLLING MOTOR '97
Johnson 571b H.C. Bow
Mount 2-props/Handle
$200 (863)467-5736



AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV.
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607



CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
SCREEN ROOM, Free
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607


TRAVEL TRAILER: 2001
JAYCO, Eagle, Model 26-6.
Exc. cond. Loaded! C/Air.
Qu. Bed. 12 Ft. slide out
has din. table & couch that
convert to beds. Adj. hitch,
sway & load bars incl.
Price to sell @ $12,000.
Thousands below NADA
Retail. 863-467-2867
or 502-550-0688



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




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.
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.



KEYSTONE HORNET
'03 27R Superslide
$14,800 neg
(863)357-4410



Automobiles





Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


nMf.1y "IM
BUICK LESABRE '92
Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612






CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
1(863)357-1625.

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

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643,
CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
(863)634-4217. *
FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789


FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.

MERCURY '83
302 eng. runs $75
(863)357-0872

OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94,
runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
(863)990-6398
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PONTIAC GRAND AM '90
No engine. New tires. As Is.
$500 (863)763-2501

TOYOTA CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.




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
good 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



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.
BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-.
ing $300 or best offer.
(772)201-7633.'





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


CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
(863)675-1862

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
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.
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.

TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.

TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 or best
offer. (561)252-1371.
TONNEAU COVER- fiber-
glass, flush fit, for '04-'05
4dr, .Dodge shortbed,
$175. (863)763-8980.
TONNEAU COVER, Fiber-
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
(863)484-0207/467-2183

TOOL BOX, Alum. w/side
rails & custom Tonneau
Cover, Fits '73-'87 Chevy
Short bed. (863)634-4291
TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379


I Lots-Sale


DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH INI
SECTION 733.702 0 F THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 23, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Darrell Phillip Schrack
13101 SW 200 Terrace
Miami, Florida 33177
LAW OFFICES OF
MARTIN LEVINSON
Attomeys for
Personal Representative
11533 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33156
(305)238-0482
lorlda Bar No. 046964
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Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
ator, front end parts, tires,
a/c, $2500 neg.
(863)763-3679 aft 6.



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


CHEVY PICKUP, '84, % ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
(863)675-1862


FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078


Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679




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


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


MOTORCYCLE TRL. w/
ramp can be used as a
utility trl. $175
(863)357-1078


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



FORD AEROSTAR 1994
2 New tireS, bat. & starter.
1 elderly owner. Serviced.
$1450. 561-889-7816



Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2004 DR 771
Division: Domestic Relations
Genaro Garcia
Petitioner
and
Evelyn C. Garcia
Respondent
AMENDED
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Evelyn C. Garcia
240 SomGrero Bch Rd. 12D
Marathor, FL 33260
-YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of written defenses, if
any, to it on Genaro Garcia whose
address 320 NW 38th Terrace on
or before March 19, 2005, and file
the original.with the clerk of this
Court at 354 NW 2nd St., Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, Including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: February 8, 2005
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
553312 ON 2/17,24;3/3,18


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARL GILBERT SCHRACK
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005 CP 022
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate ot
Carl Gilbert Schrack, deceased,
whose date of death was december
4, 2004, and whose Social Securi-
ty Number is 274-30-3863, is
pending In the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is 304 NW ;nd Street, room 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forh below.'
'All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
ACOPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE


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RESOLUTION 05-02

A RESOLUTION OF THE OKEECHOBEl UTILITY
AUTHORITY, OKEIECHOBEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING
RESOLUTION gjlt6 ESTABLISHING RATES TO BE
EFFECTIVE ApELL t200g; and Octolbr I, 2005 PROVIDING
FOR FILING OFA COPY WITH THE AUTHORITY CLERK;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHIEREAS, the OUA Board adopted Resolution No. 9-3 doted Marchd9,1999 as amended
mid supplemented in which the Board covenCatM ed fix, establish and aitutniensuchl raesnd collect
such feie, rentals orotherchatges to us toprovide Net Revenues as defined Lithe rseilution sufficient
Lto make all of the payments required by the terms ol the bond issued punouanrc o the resolution and to
provide for the operation and maintenance of the OUA System; and
WIHEREAS, staffhis tvieNwed undupproved die recommendations t a has submitted same
to the OUA Board for approval and adoption; and
WHEREAS, the OUA Boud has conducted propnilydvernised public hearings onEgaoy
24.2005 ad March8 2005, on the proposal increases and adjustments to the Autdority's .clbdule
of rates, fees and charges for services,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED TItE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY
AUTHORITY, AS FOLLOWSt
1. The Authority Board hereby establishes adn justemen to all of the Authority's
water Uid waenawalte rstes, i ndchargies, except Capital Connection Clrges. in order to
provide for incrtases in expenses, so as to always ensmur adequate Net Revenues to pay for
operations and maintenance of the System and to meet eal of the Authority's debt senrice
coverage requirements.
2.' ., J i dr ..,i, ,i, d,'-- ",,' ed Schedule of User Ratme mnd Cliers
s.. .nn I, as set feotinExhinbitAhttachedherceto

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119,FnoridnStatu4tes.
4. This Reolution shall tiket ffe'cts immediately upon its adoption.

EXHIBIT "A"
OKEECHOBEE UTIUTYAUTHORITY
WATER AND WASTEWATER RATE SCHEDULE


2 R.ridtnli- Non.Ownero
a. WaHter ut'do Only 2/4'
b. Waesstler vce Only 3/4
a Wsler& Wetewater 3/4W
d. Waesi enters only 1"1
a Wastwaontsr SeeOaMnly 1"
f Wlar a Wamaelr, 1"

3 an-flosaldul -Comrarcflid Mftear ei
Deposit ttO equa1 o lshiges months i lst 12 nonm s ullty
1llfs for Servicea ii Ithe foftRMng se mufrne.t


urgent
MPeer Water
SIlX 341 S25.01
1 $200.00

1S0.200
4" 51,075.00
e" Seco.M


CUM"en


5126.,
520000
S375.00
S1,20000
$1.75,00
$8,750.00
$6,00a.0f


W22500

31,375.00
$2,1a0o.o
,0,650.010


E SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGES, PER OCCURRENCE

I Trum-o, xcept for new searce
2 Tun-off at customie trquest
3 Turnoff foro dolUaoneC In payment of bill or faturte to
pay Inreased waoer aep*9fTea nulred,
4 Psrnance. of any of theabove eutes afernigutsa
ocm hows.
Reconnect fea oter mtoar wmendr sewer sorvic bha
benr ramovod for non-paymenfoqas than s dtrysp


0oeiesoe

$01.21

$1455.
$10.14


Chargpule tet cn nected tl0 sout
0Effctw1
cunent l-A
$la.20 $4M80 $11.84
$45.52 St140O St1.84
$9101 $14.80 S1.584
145,63 14.80 S 1.a44
Sl tM S14,00 11.a44
04SS.08 $14.008 S1.84 4
SID.4 514O0 S11.84
31.4SO21 S14,80 Sit,84 4

Current EffeiWve
s0ao S3.11
e4.5s 54.67
Current EffectIve
FPel (paERG EAje"m
$3.10 3.11
$4.65 04. 7
Cueresmt Effctivel
$3.10 $3.10
e.o 04.S


RackI Mack 2
hlv.lpltos Iilothlv 0101100


0-3.000
0-15.000
0-24,000
0 7oo5,o
- ia0,oaoo
0 240,eOa


Aba 3,000

Above24,000
AboM48,.000
Above 75,000
Above150.000
Abeov240.000


I 3,000 Above 3,000


WASTEWATER1 B$Ta, pFAS & ClOAREP
IsPolwoolunoualmUdas
a. fSemkeLft I leoobdiy OVA.):
service
4'm
Ci~hn-Aoel~sem~obytf="krm


25. Ismtv e It o Lisbessaplkmf onnehpon hag
191511



Allleaotcalm


Effective

S51,00.00


Countet Effective
S1aAS ,$120,0
Si10451 E120.00


Feee(ovrsR
Curter
$.1e0,00
01,500,00


S V Faneoewy Charge fRwleeeslta)
mCistelet
MODile
010XH4 0T.16,8
Soa ml54hm No051atfl


1 112'

4"
0"
FaOPaeIety Chnargo Afaott foreeors


1'

1112'ng Rte
0'H
3-o~g~ie CM&O, o-Tno e M#R
4-a


S10.08
$1,M.13


S19.21
446.01
S963,00





84 pErRCI
(An finge)o


Cufreno
Meter Meur effective


*r 1
3

4"
6"


00000


s040.00
S,45,010
$72.00
$1,425,a0


S225. 00

0725.00
02,25000
$4,42&,00


o Instaet wafomeoter ne.d ,aneaset.wer for oy
customerOf ater 3B days whOre water was d=scont
and mteor Mmnved for non-payment

7 Meat reoa-rea customer'e request
a. Srardtlad S dulftn
C. No Q charge for dscripancyrof 10,ODOgall


8 Toaring Mert Cuslomeers Request
B Testresult swin mater needs high
b Teo stwoI rsulesh nam meter mrndsoe nel

,-
WeOW, 5- rX4


All ev2"'Meer

9 Unauortos turn-ontt, ortmnparont
a. Tamopesig smth noator meter per ouerenone
b. Taeipnetf gwhwestewrnteBom, Ulegneioeook-in
pot oneeesenc
SUnajuorsled us f e water system, per onounen
ps nauage reo oaf estmatna gante mtlalpEnd byte
eumtomers '0 B PoRtl a l foand in Exihbl "A'.
d. s5l0vb er0a) to es removfltteeOrecend oecm:nc
ofa.Dr 00v0


Cusret


543S.00
01,400.-0
S4.350.00
$,5 .O


5 ueefinreeeeWai n,sceedsetatsnoeeeneen
cW-isPttlsyet .svnn0WIS lu aarrest esitesb




I lnd-Wsseoewesomuseel


8 HihiO St-ienaetdnsehtelmestwsatee Oneehores


C FIRIFUNol tARQ9S
1Sonle Propeletoy Fen Prnlee#unSystem s lpmer See Aam)n~
Wiee
4-
6-


2 Hydrat et~tre Monthlyhars.
f(The 'vhsaes fe,leep.ve eavsntnemkssidnueeted floumv 0 beir
bydeemM aer Mo bue 0. refee)
b. Monthly SeenleChareee

Q o CnemmneRate par 1,QMg00 sie


d idaltee lteisaon Ierenovet
a Re-enl ofnetoefl o therOp than ho IA feces
adsoeu~leosoesnn teeltesenpb -le"e.0-tebdn -


I Rotdaolnfl Proeraty Ow'twa a Occolupnts
Waw ServieeeOnly 3W0
h. Wsvdnneeenetervie Only Osi 24*
c. WNl-awr&Wssslene
0: mWaernervae seonly
a, Waeleeneoa-m'e oly 1.di
r Minte&aWoslennl1.


Current
Eu
S75,00


n2oo 00


5125.00
S125.00
1250.00
5175.00
SteS.0Q


EffecK e
S75.00

$110.00
S125.0O



$125.00
$26,5.00

s3f7.oo
010.0

5250.10


C~eu uteset Olneetfe
1-Me-SO W~b 4,1-0e-I


$125.00
S425,00
S1,375.00
$2,180.0D
$6,050.00



ECu
$17.00
$17.00

$55.00




IoUn .


S425.00 $42500
$s00,.0 SMO.O
$1,200.00 S1,20000
$2,75.00 S2,575.&0
S4,002.00 24,025,00
$6,030.0a sa.oaeo8
S12,0..0000 si,0.00



S17.00
$17.00
$a55.00


1220.00
el Won
$435.00
M70.00
$1.400.00
"325O.O
S4,350.00


S s a meter lnlatalon fees
andlor wastvewat line fees.


Cuttwt EffelCttva
Cotsflo 1-AprOa
122.00 $22.00
$33,00 33,00
tisor NA NVA

Curuant E- ectivo
No Chargo
yof
$30.00 S2.00
s40oo, $40,00
$S0,00 $00.00
a83.00 3.00
sn oon sec0o
ACtual CoaM S datoDilnedby Execue Direa

Chame s 1-tt05

S500.0G 0000.00
OSSDOfl0 0SS5000

ft


50 OstnntaealIoeeOooesioa Oso elleteseeneS 0000500041
less eaoreompmtssgeoaltetslse.


oooaoeslthoutpo~fl.lse of OUAt paeunn~




13 Rehined 5,50


14 .AeeostiuM eeedhlnmy, soqsi8ed bOf esofa
0 eestd 0019
5 RaeosbettoR


10Bo~~oteoeMetteenosy
R.netne.foRoale


Effeottee
S2,So.00
S2,$.00.0


1-Apr45
SEf 0.
578.00
$1300t


t Effet0ve
I 1Achiss
I0 ee,20
I S40.01
I a153.8l
S $9307.23
O seeoaei
3 $1,020.13
Chor pie uu neotefted lto sWee
S aleroo

t 15000 $12-01
1 01S.O $12.01
I 216 s12.0l
) S11,00 01.,01
1 SI&i St12,01
I $15,0e 012,01
I 1St.00 a12.01


effecti4
.$7


Cenlot Eff"U"s

K83 $4.83


eat fres-

NOW HIRING TEAM MEMBERS
Starting Wage $6.15 $6.50

JOB DESCRIPTION INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: courteously greet and
serve customers, maintain clean store environment, accurately prepare menu items,
operate cash register, perform other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: enthusiastic personality, stamina, flexible work sched-
ule, ability to work well with others, ability to work at a fast pace, good communica-
tion skills, salesmanship abilities.
EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INCLUDE: safe working environment, drug-free work-
place, competitive pay, free uniforms, free meals while working, paid vacations.

PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON AT:
Downtown Location 422 E.N. Park Street, Okeechobee
Wal-Mart Supercenter Location 2101 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee


17 Pletinsmpuetl


21 L o.t.s"nessposaelIUlA


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aoewepoclwsbR~M, ensft-.11hA-- mbere,.e
Oesand .. d.O e~lteespePote ~npe


.20 per plot
121- pwepl
$55 V4 Ipna
.ma uusevemieo
si.60 P. .4LO~e e


1.10 IaPoos

.Mane popmlo


TM,0Oftoet~emnU" AettWMY %Q M- a eeSps




moaoeal~soeerW and tw mqaseonetoslan 0




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7.0 Ils.*. I,.-. (,s'*
S31.00tMe
I'll $13,25t~n ot terntbr o 0
.125e $1125O eliettee, 0t une
M.2511snseels elbetS'n1prios
$2225 UZ25osee enel sttssiet1


Sbep .sle-00

$11.25 012.35


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Okeechobee
:.-.'


$0.16
Current
Fee
.S103.00 To be detnemnad If needed

To be deaarm ned on 00kdleabid.e! ss eenf tnto
vosletn end chambilutiseia of olesier by special

To be dveemneod on an InrdeiuO beJ/s eeenilag to
volume and charachaenostx s a tofstiewater by spaeal
agensent.


Currni EfftcvB
sant.Oo 58500
$175.00 S1750.C
S350,00 S3 0.00
CurMnt Effbctvt.
Elm -eASr-O5
e.6000 60.00
$145,03
.2e1.24
04.07 S3,10
S0.4 NSIA
S925 NA
540.00 Sn40OO
5125.00 $125.00
S36"e S03GS.


A WATRRRATns. FESA CHARGES ,
I1 Mote Ieaatlalon Fes
as. (Sovk ile Wesalelad by MUA:)
aSlfla x 3/
Lnr, .lan I- Aelnal eot an dtedatwd by the Executive lmeetor,
b. (Swve tisto /,tlanbd by Dfweope)
51W X 3/4"
1*
Lil ogrthw t" Actutealcsasdoteaminsd by the Enwtve Oimelr

2 SackflePrevanofsone Fee
5oB'X3rt4" AcualC o
tI"
Wer than V
3 Water sSytm alopittl Cannocolns Chirna
5/l'X3/14"
Olhor$ szo pe 0ERC)


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